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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPART WE i r ISTOSY OES 40 I HE C 0 or A R c i v E I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER HOME EDITION UUllf UflUttiVLlJEK 22 1942 PAPER CONSISTS or two SECTIONS r I ONE NO 63 RUSSIANS PUSH ON TOWARD ROSTOV BRITISH REPORT C L Murray Lehigh Chief 12 BOMBERS ON RAID ARE LOST Clouds Hamper English Attackers Nazi Fighter Planet Rise to Battle LONDON bombers smashed at Munich birthplace the nazt party Monday night dropping a great weight ol bombs and starting fires in then second successive night raid over the reich Clouds hamperedthe bombers and German night fighters rose to battle in bright moonlight above the cloud layer Two German fighters were shot down while British lost 12 bombers the air ministry said The loss indicated a heavy attacking force in the first blow at Munich important war in dustry center since Sept 19 Although details of the 1300 mile round trip were not imme diately disclosed it was assumed that the great locomotive sheds in Munich were targets in the allied program to cripple raid transport to Italy The Berlin radio locating the attack only as in southwest Ger many acknowledged some dam age and casualties but declared strong defenses had forced the raiders to scatter their bombs The bombs claimed a toll of 11 British aircraft In the Sept 20 smash at Mu nich the air ministry said large areas of the city were devastated and fires could be seen by return ing pilots 100 miles away NAZI PLANES APPEAR OVER ENGLISH COAST German planes appeared at sev over the English eral places coast Bombs from a low Hying Dor nier 217 wrecked several houses at sn inland town in southeast ern England killing two women and injuring others A school and several homes hit at an East Anglian coast town when a raider swooped out of the clouds Tues day morning and dropped ex plosives and Incendiaries The RAF was reported to have shot down a single raider off the south coast Monday nights raid was the sixth night assault on Germany this month Additional news of the spec tacular daylight raid by United States flying fortresses and lib erators on the German airfield at RomillySurSeine in occupied France Sunday was disclosed meanwhile in a U S headquarters communique announcing that 44 German fighter planes had been shot down while trying to inter cept the bombers Chinese Guerillas and Disease Kill 90000 Japanese Each Month SYDNEY Australia nese guerillas and disease are kill ing 90000 Japanese monthly in occupied China Ralph Lynn Saw yer Australian theatrical pro ducer reported Tuesday on his return from Shanghai where he escaped from the Japanese Im mediately after sundown every evening Sawyer said millions of Chinese farmers coolies and man rms Producc weapons from skillfully concealed hiding places and become guerilla fighters stalk ing and killing unwary Japanese Sawyer said Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Was Pioneer Public Safety Worker Helped Start Local Council C L Murray 66 chief clerk here for the Lehigh Portland Ce ment company for the last years died Tuesday morning at his home 1011 Second street southwest following an illness of more than a year Mr Murray was one of the Pioneer public safety workers in Mason City and was one of the originators of the local council sening as either president or secretarytreasurer from the or ganization until illness forced him to vacate the presidency The Social Welfare league also was one of his favorite projects and he was on its board of direc tors sinces its organization serv ing for a number of years as its secretary He was active in the industrial division of the Commu nity Chest for many years chairman and also was a mem ber of the Chest board of direc tors He was born at Cornwells Height Pa a suburb of Philadel phia on Feb 9 1876 As a young man he became manager of prop erties acquired by a firm of New York brokers who acquired util ity companies in all parts of the United States While managing a railroad which operated between Allentown and Philadelphia he came info contact with the Lehigh corporation which has its home offices at Allentown and finally accepted a position with the firm The tehigh company sent him to Mason City as chief clerk of the local plant in January 1917 and he had served here since He is survived by his widow a son Jack L Murray 166 Crescent drive a sister Mrs John Knight Cornwells Heights Pa and one mem C L MURRAY granddaughter He was ber of the Methodist church and a Mason Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in the Major memonal chapel with Doctor Mar vin B Kober pastor of the First Methodist church officiating Bur ial will be in Elmwood cemetery The body will lie in state at the Major funeral home until time for the service Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette earner boy Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer with con siderable thawing Tuesday aft ernoon colder Tuesday night with lowest reading 12 colder Wednesday forenoon IOWA Colder Tuesday night oc casional light rain in west late Wednesday forenoon not much change in temperature Wednes day morning MINNESOTA Colder east portion and slightly warmer northwest portion Tuesday night warm er northwest portion Wednes day forenoon occasional light snow extreme north portion Tuesday night and west and north portions Wednesday fore noon IN MASON CITY HobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Monday 31 Minimum Monday night 18 At B a m Tuesday 30 Snow l75 inches Precip show rain seel 50 inch On the first official day of vmter Tuesday local residents awakened to find trees covered vith lacy snow which clung to he branches YKAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 32 KISKA ISLAND HEAVILY BOMBED Flying Forts Again Raid Japs on Munda WASHINGTON planes heavily bombed Japans submarine base on Kiska island in the Aleutians Sunday the navy reported Tuesday while in the South Pacific army flying for tresses executed new raids on the enemy airfields at Munda in the Solomons and at leas one cargo ship near Bougainville island Navy communique number 227 North Pacific 1 On Dec 20 United States bombers escorted by fighters ex ecuted a heavy coordinated at tack on Japanese shore installa tions on the island of Kiska Hits were scored and heavy explosions were observed in the vicinity of the submarine base Camp areas and buildings were bombed and strafed All United States planes returned South Pacific all dates arc east 2 On Dec 20 army flying for tresses attacked enenmy installa tions in the Munda area of New Georgia island Results were not reported 3 On Dec 21 Army flying fortresses again bombed Japanese shore fa cilities at Munda but no report of the results has been received Two Japanese cargo ships were attacked by flying for tresses near Kahili in the Buin area on Bougainville island One direct hit and several near hits were scored One of the cargo sels was last seen settling by the stern ALLIED FORCES IN AFRICA PLAN GRAND ASSAULT Eisenhower to Unite Strength With British 8th Army in Attack Advances 11 Only 2 Days Remain to Put Miles More Cheer Fund Over Top GlobeGazette Carriers 2O STARS NEEDED Mutual and ware K C Patrick Relill Hard iatiou Carriers McKlnley School Parent tduta ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA slllllv CIlll uen Dwight D Eisenhower has Ovirnmeni M c i iiipVcYorV worked out a plan to unite allied forces in Tunisia with the British eighth army for a grand assault on the axis and preparations are go ing forward under the motto of take your time and make sure of success X The grand strategy of tlie al lies in North Africa it can be revealed Tuesday Is to chase the German Afrika korps all the way into Tunisia and then hit the axis forces with all he com bined weight of Eisenhowers troops and Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys army which is chasing the Germans across Trlpolitania Air battles over Tunisia have taken a sudden turn in favor ol the allies and supplies are being rushed to the front lines Tuesday FOR GIRLS BACK HOME NEW CUMBERLAND Pa UPJ musical powderbox is the most popular Christmas present purchased by soldiers at this army reception center for the girls at home The Sit Un der the Apple Tree With Anyone JW0WW0 Removed Appendix as Ship Rolled in Storm NEW YORK story of how a young surgeon removed the elusive appendix of a blue jacket while a storm oE hurricane proportions pummeled their de stroyer into violent rolls was released by the navy Tuesday Braced in a narrow space be tween the ships sick bay op crating table and work bench the surgeon 31 year old Lieut J G Albert G Roodc of Donora Pa probed for nearly an hour before finding the appendix The warship was coining back ifrom Casablanca just a month ago when the condition of Second Class Seaman C D Vaughn who enlisted at Birmingham Ala be came grave Roode said the barometer was at hurricane level when surgery became imperative He reported Capt Nickerson Lieut Comm Roger B Nickerson set the ship on as steady a course as possible to give the least amount of jolting and rolling Giving the spinal was a dci caiC job but we were able to do it successfully principally be cause an arrangement made by Captain Nickerson He stationed a talker on the bridge and one just outside the sick bay and 1 was warned all through the op eration each time there was to be a bad jolt That enabled me to avoid any dangerous slip with the instruments I made an incision about three and 1 half to four inches and started probing Let me tell you I sweated blood for the next three quarters of an hour looking for that appendix Vaughn came through nicely Roode said in preparation for the eventual at tack There were reports that Eisen hower and Montgomery had met to work out plans for the coor dinated attack but there was no official confirmation of that here The situation in Tunisia at this moment is that the allies are noldingthe Germans in check at a series of strong points while re inforcements and supplies are be mg brought up Everything pos sible is being done to assure Use success of the offensive once it is launched Axis Reports New Allied Attacks LONDON radios re ported new allied attacks in Tu nisia Tuesday and indications mounted that a grandscale Brit ish and American assault on the enemys coastal footholds was im minent African dispatches reported that the allies were sending masses of supplies and rein forcements to the Tunisian front lines preparing for united ac tion with Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys British eighth army which was pushing across Tripolitania at a rate of 15 miles a day Montgomerys forces were be lieved to be on the outskirts of Sirte more than 170 miles west of El Agheila in pursuit of Field Marshal Envin Rommels fleeing Afrika korps There were some indications that the imperials micht have occupied Sirte Both the German and Italian radios reported new allied attacks in Tunisia Both of course said the new thrusts were turned back by axis forces Significantly however Radio Rome said activity in Tunisia had become somewhat more intense and Radio Berlin as serted that a major allied action was imminent French troops made a new ad vance in the protectorate and were operating near Kirouan only 32 miles from he strategic east coast port of Sousse Radio Mo rocco said Quoting a French com munique A successful drive to he east coast would deprive he Germans and Italians of a major reinforcement port There was no confirmation of Spanish reports that the Germans were massing a relief force in Trench ports British observers aelievcd it unlikely because of the probability that axis north African resistance at best could be only a holding operation Conscience ROCK ISLAND 111 ald Zappa 27 Cumberland Wis said his conscience started to Mther him at 2 a m Monday so he awakened Sheriff Joe Schnei der of Rock Island county He told the sheriff that he hart cashed a forged check for S86 at pecatur 111 last Friday and had ailed to report to his draft board n Cumberland for induction into the army The sheriff placed Zappa in jail and wired Dccatur and Wiscons wiivi IJLI Nebraska authorities for confirmation of the slumped 131 per cent and South Appear With Surprise Purse for Campaign CHEER FUND GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED NEW CONTRIBUTIONS Memorial Methodic Church Kings Trinity Park Circle llelen iluzl and Jerry Sim Rjiies Dtpartmerus r O A E and M C Railroad Cmployrs TODAVS COXTBIBUTIONS TOTAL KAISLU TO DATE TOTAL NEEDED FOR GOAL N T I R SIKIIU ELY WITHOUT THE K N O WJLEDGE OF THEIR E M P LOYERS the GlobeGa zette carriers in Mason C i L y s h o w e d up Monday night with a purse of S835 for the Christmas Cheei Fund Probably no contribution received this year orany other year rep resents more completely than tliis the true sacrificial giving in the spirit ol Christmas The task facing Mason Citys Order of Good Fellows is clearly set forth in the table above Two days remain in which to boost tlie cash total to 52000 In ordinary arithmetic this means about S180 must be received on each of the two remaining giving days before Christmas Cheer on the Air Tonight Much of KGLOs time on the air from oclock until sign off Tuesday night will be given over to a solicitation of contri butions for the Christmas Cheer Fund All with an interest in this annual venture into the realm of applied Christianity will wish to have their dials set at 1300 And those wishing to make a be turned in at the GlobeGazette office Wednesday need only to call No 2800 during the course of the evening the solicitation comes formally to a close Thursday nooti All who have not as yet acted on their generous impulse should do so at once Send your cosh or check to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Business houses coming down io Christmas day with shopworn or soiled merchandise not suitable for carrying over into the new year have been asked to call the Social Welfare No and arrange for the delivery or pickup of such materials as would be helpful now or later in filling the needs of Mason Citys unfor tunate families A value should be placed on these merchandise gifts for in clusion in the Christmas Cheer Fund total it was explained In past years tile contributions of this na ture have run as high as S500 The goal fixed for this years campaign is for cash alone not merchandise owa Colleges Lost Only 82 Per Cent of Total in First Semester IOWA CITY Iowas 17 schools of higher learning suf fered an enrollment decrease ot only 82 per cent in the first semester of the 194243 school year second smallest drop of any state in the west north central district of seven states President Raymond Walters ot the University of Cincinnati who lisclosed the record of Iowas col eges and universities said re sorts showed an enrollment of 19133 compared to 20843 last year Kansas recorded the smallest enrollment drop in the area 58 per Nebraska Servi ice Cheer Funds Toy Shop Is Festive Spot Santa Glaus did a brisk busi ness Monday in the downtown stores but at no store was the business of Christmas in a more festive mood than at the toy shop sponsored by the Social Welfare league where eligible Mason City parents selected Christinas cheer toys lor their youngsters The shop which is located in the former Cutler store 119 North Federal avenuewas open Monday and will continue through Wednesday so that the shopping may be completed before Santa makes his annual sweep of the nations chimneys Dolls Mitli bright smiles all ready to greet a new mother games of every kind doll dishes jig saw puzzles gaily painted trucks and boats undisturbed by transportation problem practically anything a American might dream of and being American have hopes of jetting was on display Parents were admitted to the shop by curds which they had received through the mail They made their selections carefully and if the display did not include some special request of their youngsters the assistants in the shop made an effort to fill that request From the looks of the Mason City Christmas toy shop there will be no empty stockings after Santa Claus makes his rounds IOWA FLYER KILLED DUBUQUE body of Flight Instructor Carl Robert Ziepprecht one of two airmen killed in a midair collision at Jackson Bliss arrived Tuesday at Dubuquc Zicpprechts former home town By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gen Sir Archibald P Wavclls army from India was reported Tuesday to have driven a total of more than 50 miles through treacherous swamplands into Japanese occupied Burma and captured the town of AlehtuiiK You after an 11mile advance AlelhangYow is only 45 miles from the big Japanese base at Akyab on the Bay or Bengal Allied headquarters said Japa nese planes again raided the great Indian metropolis of Calcutta Tuesday morning for the second time in less than 36 hours but declared casualties and damage were light WIDEN WEDGE IN BUNA AREA POCKET On the New Guinea front Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquar ters announced that American and Australian infantry follow ing through in the wake of a crushing attack by U Sbuilt tanks were battling to widen a wedge driven into the main Japa nese defense system and wipe out the enemy trapped in a pocket in the Buna area One strip of the main Buna air field has already fallen to the al lies General MacArthur reported Dispatches said the Japanese with only flamethrowers for de fense against the tanks were steadily dwindling in number as the allied noose tightened At least 100 Japanese dead were counted in a single area 200 yards square PLANES DUOP BOMBS OX JAP REMNANTS North American B25s dropped 100pound bombs on the enemy at Buna government station and Douglas attack planes scattered 200 fragmentation bombs in a de structive raid on Japanese rear positions Dispatches from the front said an allied general attack in three days had pinned the Japanese down to two major sectors with a combined coastal length of live miles 10 Per Cent Fuel 011 Boost Granted 13 Midwestern States WASHINGTON Ad ministrator Leon Henderson Tues day gave a 10 per cent increase in home heating fuel rations to 13 middle western states which have been suffering abnormally cold weather The action will benefit home owners in Ohio Kentucky Illinois Michigan Indiana Missouri Kan sas Minnesota Wisconsin Nebras ka North Dakota South Dakota and Iowa In these states period 3 fuel oil coupons will be worth 11 gallons each instead of 10 CAN RENEW LICENSES DES MOINES in the armed forces will be permitted NAZIS RUSHING RESERVES INTO COUNTER DRIVE Reds Threaten to Cut Off Large German Army in Caucasus By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor Russias great n c w assault across the middle Don steppes was reported lo have driven within approximately 120 miles of the key city of Rostov Tuesday jeopardizing Adolf Hitlers entire Caucasion campaign but the Ger mans were mounting increasingly furious counterattacks and rush ing masses of reserves into the struggle In Ilic area of the middle course of he Don our troops continued their successful of fensive red army headquar ters said Soviet guardsmen drove the enemy out of a large populated place The captured lown was not identified but the Russian ad vance has been in the vicinity of the important Germanheld rail junction at Millcrovo 120 miles north oC Rostov German field headquarters said the defensive battle against Rus sian attacks was continuing with imdiminished violence as the red armies smashed on southwest ward toward Rostov at the mouth of the Don river Rostov is the socalled gate way lo Die Caucasus Its cap ture by the Russians would ef fectively seal oft 1000009 German troops now battling far flown on the Caucasus sula and on the snowbound steppes before Stalingrad Soviet columns had previously been reported only 20 miles from Millerovo with the Germans re treating in disorder leaving equipment and military supplies I on the battlefield7 I The Russian command said red I army engineers removed more than 8000 German mines before the main forte struck at the town and listed 400 nazis killed in the assault Soviet dispatches said General Vatutins lightning thrust across the middle Don not only imperiled all communications and supply lines of the German siee armies before Stalingrad but also blocked off nazi airdromes used to supply 22 enemy divisions in the Don VolgaStalingrad region Reds Capture Men Materiel MOSCOW UR Red army forces on the central Don front stormed a big town Tuesday and swept on toward their objective of trapping the bulk of the armies Hitler used in his 1942 sum u vto ui fjni nit Liuu ijiui to renew their drivers licenses Evidently the Germans retreat without examination when they ing in disorder with most of their return from service heavy equipment left behind did RUSSIA Dakota 129 per cent NTO MOSCOW MICHURINSK VORONEZH KANTEMIROVKA KAUTVINSKAYA MfLLEROVO KOTELNIKOVSKI I
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