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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             COMP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H I S r C Y A N THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS FUU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 1942 18 19452 MUS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 60 ONLY TRUCKS GET EAST GAS RATION British Strike Swiftly 100 Miles Beyond El Aeheila SEEKKNOCKOUT OF 10000 AXIS TROOPSINTRAP French Fighting With Allies Take Important Point in Tunisia By JAMES SI LONG Associated Press War Editor Gen Sir Bernard L Montgom erys British eighth army struck swiftly on toward Tripoli Friday in a fighting pursuit hot on the heels of the last of the German and Italian army of Libya south west of Zaula En Kofilia 100 miles beyond the broken El Ag heila line Other British forces pressed in for a knockout of perhaps 10000 of Rommels African corps survivors and half of his tanks which were caught aild held ili the desert trap between Marble Arch airfield and Mat ratin Gulch Matratin is G5 miles west of El Agheila Thus the corridor be tween the trap and the fleeing axis remnant west of Zauta En Kotilia has widened to more than 35 miles The extent of the damage in flicted on the enemy in the area between Marble Arch and Wad Matratin is not yet known a Cairo communique declared Over the whole vital Tunisian front some 700 miles to the west allied fighters and bombers ranged with rising and de Nazi Graveyard in Egypt interception weakened percepti bly The Morocco radio broadcast what it said was a French North African communique reporting that French forces fighting on the side of the allies had occupied an important point in Tunisia The scene of the action was not iden tified and no details were gh REDS BEGIN TO MENACE NAZI BASE AT SMOLENSK On the Russian central front red army shock troops drove into another village along the Rzhcv Vyazma rail line a Moscow com munique reported The Russians said Toropets was well behind their lines and indicated thai a strong force from this sector was moving sharpmenace to the main nazi base at Smolensk 230 miles from Moscow The RAP sent its bombers over northwestern Germany again Thursday night apparently in con siderable force The British an nounced the loss of 18 of the raid ers the Germans claimed 21 shot down The bridge of shipping which the axis was attempting to es tablish across the narrow mid IMedlterranean straits was run ning into cvcrincreasinff losses The admiralty announced in London that three more of the supply ships had been damaged and probably sunk by British submarine attacks Air power weighed steadily heavier against the axis on both flanks of the north African front Extensive fighter patrols car vied out by allied aircraft have en tirely prevented enemy air forces from interfering with the advanc ing eighth army the Cairo com munique declared It said allied planes attacked Lampedusa island between Sicily and Tunisia bombed and machine gunned barges off the Tunisian coast and shot down six or more big axis planes Dispatches from allied head quarters in Tunisia said one of the most powerful forces of United Stales bombers and fighters so far sent into thc at tack had battered the enemys Tunisian bases Thursday in thc sixth day of sustained aerial as sault Swarms ot flying fortresses and Douglas A20 attack bombers es corted by Lockheed lightning fighters raided Tunis Bizerle Gabes and Sidi Tibet west of Tunis German attempts to break up the raids were said to have failed completely No American planes were lost and only one fighter was damaged but five German fight ars were knocked down and three others damaged badly Thc Russians officially denied German assertions that red army forces had been encircled wiped our at Toropets northeast of Velikie Luki on the central front Thc soviet information bureau said that Toropets can be re garded with full justification as a town in the soviet rear where even the salvos of heavy uns cannot be heard ccSWV the Russians said their for ward hurled the Germans more than 60 miles south and 45 miles west of Toropets as far back as the winter of 194142 An implica tion was that southbound red army men threaten Smolensk in the current campaign This big highway town is just east of the border of old white Russia which the nazis overran in the first months of their war with the so viet union One force in this area was said to have reached the vicinity of Bely little less than half way be tween Rzhev and Smolensk German lasses in recent fight ingr on this front were placed at 7000 and the Russians said 2000 of their own troops were killed To the south Russian troops were consolidating their positions m the Surovikino section of the Don bend some 90 miles west of Stalingrad the Moscow com munique reported It said tank battles developed southwest of Stalingrad where the Russians smashed a nazi counterattack in force and pushed on to the approaches to Kotel mkovski on the rail line to the Caucasus 90 miles southwest of Stalingrad Preparations Progress to Open Cheer Fund Toy Shop Eligible Parents to 2O STARS NEEDED Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Colder Friday aft ernoon than Thursday after noon slightly colder Friday night lowest temperature with not much change in tem perature Saturday forenoon IOWA Colder Friday night and baiurday snow flurries Friday mght MINNESOTA Continued cold ex treme north colder central and south portions Friday night and Saturday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 37 Minimum Thursday 5 At 8 am Friday 7 Snow tlacc YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 1942 CHEER FUND GOALSSOWOO PBEVIOLSLY REPORTED XEW CONTRintjTIONS Joan Whitman Richard Roer Patsy and Woodmen Circle Chaufaunua club Ed Levis Methodist K B Madam Queen Parent iroul D A R Friends ot Children O T Club Ken Scnei Club diJJC Parent Education Graun Art lllxoii RnplisI Thorne Uivisfoii History Club Gejieseo Jttmc Makers Clnl Lincoln School Parent Education Group B al George uroun Tenth District or loua Kcctsfcreu Nurses Kenny Doug and Roger MoU Local Court ot the Catholic lUffhlers cf America Freeman Ladies Aid CV Chapter P E Home Room 2U1 Roosevelt Junior llifh Beverly Kay Jefferson P T A Trinity Roosevelt lust Wt Two New Comer Club or Mason City Sltinlon Lodee No 6SI June Police Mrs G Deef Xielt 1lanain Mason City Modern WooiU men of America TODAVS COXTRlDlJTlOtS 7T TOTAL RAISED To IATK TOTAL NCCDCD KOR GOAL u Another Raid sis Made on Jap ItIII 1 Base in Munda lnii 1IHI WASHINGTON WThe navy announced Friday that army liv ing fortresses with fighter 1 had made another iittnck on Ihe Japanese base at Munda on New Georgia island in thc Solomons results were not re 50 27 Buy Christmas E PARATIONS WERE MO V I N G F O n WARD FRI DAY FOR the opening of the C h r i s t m a s Cheer Toy Shop nt 9 North Federal avenue n t which a con siderable part of thc money raised in this annual solici tation will be transferred in mer chandise form to the scores of local families qualifying for par ticipation There mothers and fathers will come on special invitation Mon day Tuesday and Wednesday and select from the stock nt hand the gifts they think will be most appreciated by Johnnie and Jane In fact all is in readiness to make this fund do the maximum of good Thc one thing needed is enough in cash contributions to raise the total to S2000 in the remaining five GIVING DAYS Thats where YOU come into the picture Send your donation NOW to Christmas Cheer Fund j Mason City Iowa 1 but I ported Communique No Pacific All dales are cast longitude J On December IT a force of army flying fortresses Boeing B17 escorted by Airacobra fighters Bell P39 attacked the Munda area of New Georgia is land Results were not reported 2 Navy department communi que No 222 announced that 12 Japanese zero fighters had been shot down in tho vicinity of New Georgia island on Dec 16 A cor rection has been received from the south Pacific stating that thc number shot down was three in stead of 12 Thc correction in the number of zeros destroyed in thc Decem ber raid made the total of Japa nese planes reported destroyed in the Solomons campaign to date 640 Thc use of Airacobra fighters as escorts for the flying fortresses apparently was thc result of the attack by zeros against thc fort resses in the December 16 raid That was Ihe first time since the attacks on thc Munda area be gan on December 9 that zeros had gone up to intercept Ameri can planes Tho interception was made by 12 landtype Japanese fighters and Thursdays commu nique reported that intercepting force down the entire was shot SEEK WOMEN GUARDS BURLINGTOfr Permission to employ women guards at thc Iowa ordnance plant has been re DEFENSE TRIES FR Says Rationed Setup Constantly Being Revised Gives No Clue as to When Leon Henderson to search womenxcmploycs TO SHOW CARR NOT TRUTHFUL Margaret Herlihy to Take Stand Charged With Slaying Husband BISBEE Ariz ip Thc de fense paraded Capt David D Carrs fellow army officers to the stand Friday in an effort to dis credit his dying statement that he and Margaret Herlihy his secret wife had not quarreled before she fatally wounded him last Aug 15 Witnesses some of whom had known Carr since he enlisted at New Orleans in the spring of 1940 said the reputation of the debonair captain who was thrice married and never di vorced was very had All of the testimony was direct ed at the Jiveword statement which Chief Police Percy Bou dcn of Douglas Ariz said Can made while he lay dying in a hos pital paralyzed by a bullet which Miss Herlihy claims she fired in selfdefense Bowden alone of the states witnesses testified that Carr said We didnt quarrel at Col Thomas Taylor commander of the 4G8th infantry at Fort Hua cliuca and Carrs superior officer testified he wouldnt believe the captain under oath if it served Carrs interest to tell an untruth He would rather lie than tell Robert Jj was aifrstTfeu tenant in the company in which Carr enlisted at New Orleans Sutherland said Carrs reputa tion for truth and veracity and morality was bad If all this is true liow was Clrr able to rise from an enlist ed man to a captaincy in Ihe brief span of a year and a half Sutherland was asked He could talk his way into and out of anything Suther land replied The jury was dismissed while attorneys argued over the admis sibiliiy of letters fromRuth Duke Phenix City Ala otic of Carrs wives and Alice Lippolt of Co lumbus Ind whose husband he posed to be in New Orleans to Sutherland after Carrs death Superior Judge William G Hall ruled out most of a deposition from Miss Lippolt but admitted a statement that she had known him since the spring of 1940 and that he had a reputation for vio lence and turbulence In another deposition Mrs Vernon David Scales Biloxi Miss offered similar testimony regarding Carrs reputation dur ing the war maneuvers in ana in 1941 The redhaired Miss Herlihy was expected later Thursday to relate her story of why she killed the man she had secretly married in Mexico two months before Surprise Visit BRAZIL Ind UR Mr Charles Rounds of Terre Haute Ind and her son P A Rounds of Carbon Ind decided to pay each other unexpected suc the middle of an In diana highway Traveling in op posite directions in their auto mobiles they collided hcadon was injured seriously Minnesotan Pleads Guilty to Murder Is Given Life Sentence BUFFALO Mini Marketoti 30 Wavcrly Minn was sentenced to life imprison ment Friday when he pleaded guilty to first degree murder in the slaying of his wife aweek ago Mrs Adeline Le Noue 23 Wa verly divorcee who also was charged with first degree murder pleaded innocent Her trial was postponed until after the birth of 1 child she expects in February Her attorneys claimed at the ar raignment Friday that Markcton is tho father of the child Mrs Marketon was found dead in bed with a bullet wound in her lead a week ago Will Be Succeeded WASHINGTON Roosevelt offered no clues Friday as to when Leon Henderson might be formally succeeded as price administrator and tokl a questioner that the rationing ma chinery was being overhauled aivl revised all the time The questioner at a press con ference based his query on de mands from capitol hill that the next price administrator replace drastic rationing rules with more voluntary controls At first Mr Roosevelt said he did not know what was eom ins in the way of changes in then went on to note its timetotimc revisions and cited as an example the new curtailment of gasoline in the east Asked about the possibility that Senator Prentiss Brown D Mich might get the job Hender son surrendered Friday night the president said there was nothhi on that at the present time The 47 year old administrator target frequent congressional criticism announced his intention to quit Thursday night princi pally he told President Roose velt because of recurrent physical disability and impaired The presidents acceptance of Hendersons resignation effec upon the appointment and qualification of your successor generally was expected to brin soohoLtht selec tion or Bnnvn 51 year old democrat of St Ignace Mich as the new OPA chief Brown defeated for reelection will be ineligible to serve until the new congress convenes Jan G because he was a member of the congress creating the office of price administration But reliable sources have asserted his appoint ment is virtually certain under present plans Browns associates declare he believes more can be accomplished in administering ration orders by voluntary agreements than through compulsion And on capito hill this also was the contention in many quarters Even as Hendersons resigna tion was announced Senator Vandenberjr RMieh called for substitution of voluntary controls for many of the price and rationing orders he said were lacing the American peo ple in a straitjacket As an example he said he be lieved a straight percentage cut the average annual amount of fuel oil consumption would have found widespread compliance with a minimum of complaints Similarly Senator Gillette D lowa said he believed gasoline rationing in the west where the fuel is plentiful is not worth in rubber saved the general disrup tion ot civilian enterprise he said it was causing particularly amon farmers Proclaims Self Private Citizen BALTIMORE Md UR Leon Henderson is not pleased about his resignation as price ndminis t rat or He made that plain here Thurs day night when he sang his swan song at a meatless coffee less sugarless and butterlcss meal with rationing board 234 To that board he proclaimed himself a private citizen who doesnt have to oc nice to people any more The first step in the usuallv Kcmal Hendersons isolation campaign came when reporters barred from the dinner after first bcinj invited That action apparently was laker by he Mtioninff board which Rave I dinner for Henderson But Hendersonhimself angrily turned away from reporters after wards and told them Ive gotten to the place now where I dont 7 gu uui now and when people ask Dont you remember me I can tell them No and I dont give a damn 1 am a private citizen and there is no reason why I should talk to you Although Henderson seemed re lieved to be on thc way out of GRANT OTHERS ONE COUPON IF BADLY NEEDED F R Says Measure Temporary Because of Military Operations WASHINGTON price administration Friday ordered all retail filling stations in 17 east ern states and the District oE Columbia not to honor gas ra tion coupons except coupons for commercial vehicles The order is effective from noon Fri day until further notice VV All exception was made in the case of emergency use when filling stations may honor one coupon ot any class Tlie order was issued by retir ing Administrator Leon Hender son The states affected arc Maine New Hampshire Vermont Con necticut Massachusetts Rhode Island New York New Jersey Iennsylvajiia Delaware Mary SENATOR PRENTISS BROWN Price Chief New Ration Order Under Fire of Gas Dealers Chairman NEUAKK MVThc casts latest gasoline rationing order came under quick fire Friday from John Dressier of Ilackcn sack X 1 chairman of the ex ecutive committee of the East ern Stales Conference of Gaso line Dealers organized to meet rationing problems on the sea board What is an emergency and how arc you soinsr to stop them from going from one station to anotherasked Dressier A would have been sound because it left open for use the B and C1 cards for essential pur poses but this new order has me puzzled Dressier said representatives of the retail gasoline business wished a chance with or with out salary jo show them in Washington what can and what cant work Virginia Carolina 1EON Position OPA it was apparent that the vay bis resignation carne about through an administration deal with the congressional farm bloc irked him Report Farm Bloc Caused Action WASHINGTON atl iniatralioi deal with iiic con gressional farm bloc which threat ened otherwise to wreck ihc aiiti inflaiion program forced Price Administrator Leon Henderson tp resign congressional sources said Friday It was a fourplay deal in which congress held all the high card and climaxed a long bitter feud between President Roosevelt and the farm bloc On the basis of current information thc farm bloc has won a substantial victory Senator Prcntiss M Brown D Mich defeated for reelection last month is expected to succeed Henderson He is a strong admin istration supporter who steered the antiinflation bill through tiic senate but will be far more ac ceptable lo congress than Hen derson Congressional sources said thc farm bloc has tile votes in the new jam through a bill that would force tile administration to include all of thc costs of farm labor including that of the farmer anil his family in the computation of farm parity prices That would send Iooc prices skyrocketing and wreck the presidents antiinflation program Thus with Brown acting as go between with Secretary ot Ari culturc Claude R Wickard and the farm bloc the administration bought off congress In return for agreement among farm bloc lead ers to drop the wagecost bill thc administration agreed to I Remove Henderson as admin istrator 2 Permit moderate increases in gram a pet Henderson idea 4 An as yet undisclosed concli ion land West Virginia North Carolina South Georgia and Florida At a press conference shortly after the order was issued President Roosevelt said thc ban was only a temporary measure which would halt pleasure driv iiiff for just a day or two He said the order was necessitated by an incrcasiiiR need for gaso line for military operations in rsorth Africa An order to suspend A cou pons originally was scheduled for release last midnight It was held up at the last minute because ot controversy over thc wording of a press release Mr Roosevelt said that tho hurryup order from North could be filled faster by shipping motor fuel directly from the east than by shipping it rronl This means he said thai the people on Hie eastern seaboard prooably will have lo give up pleasure driving for a day or two He added thai lie was sure the people would be willing to mako tats brief sacrifice At the same time drastic action U meet a fuel oil famine in New York Washington Baltimore and other eastern cities was believed imminent Officials said how ever it was not likely to take the form of immediate cuts in present fuel oil rations The present acute sasolinc crisis in thc cast developed in the past 48 hours following sud dcii largrcscalc demands which rationing authorities had been unable lo foresee This led to serious depiction of bis cast coast reserves anil draining of supplies from nearby cities to prevent a complete automobile traffic slonnaKc in such centers as New York A similar sudden depletion of slocks occurred in October due to huge navy demands in connection with thc opening of the second front in north Africa One imme diate result was a cut in the east ern seaboard basic A ration from four to three gallons a week on AOV 22 CANT GET GAS IF TANKS HAVE 3 GALLONS NEW YORK The ve gional office of price administra n Saturday ordered gasoline uiou operators to refuse C to all H ree gallons of fuel in iicir tanks   

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