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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED FIVE CENTS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 1942 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS YANKS SHATTER BIZERTE AIRFIELD Cerro Gordo County to Buy Bomber BOND TOTAL OF iWETBYOEC j War Department Gives Authorization to Name j Big Craft After County Cerro Gordo county is going t juy a 5300000 bomber for til air corps 1 Authorization from the war dc oartment to name an army bombe alter Cerro Gordo County Iowa nas been received on the condi tion that residents of the count j buy enough bonds during the wee Dec 1 to 7 to pay for the plane it was announced Monday eve mng by P C Eighmey chairma of the Buy a Bomber campaign The purchases must be money Mr Eighmey stressed I that is bonds bought in additlo to the pledges made previously Because of this provision the run areas which did not go over th topin the pledge campaign wl be expected to carry larger quota i proportionately than Mason Cit 1 tvhich did go over the top a larg 1 part ol the pledges being by pay toll deduction The chairman announced quota Bs follows Clear Lake and Ventura 13500 n Rockwell 3000 Thornton 2500 Plymouth 2000 j Dougherty 1509 3 Meservey 1250 Swaledile 730 i Rock Falls 500 Clty 150000 TowBshipteach 16000 Cerro Gordo county is going t do its share said Mr Eighme Accepting his appointment bj IE H Wagner county bond chair TVe not only are going I jdo our share in producing for vie jtory but we are going tobuy a as tangible evidence tha jour cooperation is wholehearted f The purchasing of the 530000 bomber means that in maturity value bonds must be j bought he pointed out Its casl that counts Mr Eighmey j plained Maturity values ex 4 vu4uio anc pledges wont pay for planes tc n bomb the axis First activity in a week filled with special events the chairman reported will be special meetings of the war bond workers through out the county We want every i worker to be at one of the meet ings Mr Eighmey emphasized We intend to give them the am munition which they need With that ammunition the job will be to go out and use it right away And it must be done by Pearl Har bor day The four meetings will be held Tuesday evening at 8 oclock Falls Lime Creek Fort land and Mason townships will gather at the Y M C A in Mason Citr with Mr Wasner as chairman R A Stackhouse fly ing squadron member in the Bay a Bomber campaign will be the speaker Union Grimes Mount Vcinon and Pleasant Valley township will meet at ihc Thorn ton opera house with Clarence Ulum as chairman Flying squad ron representative will be Coi L A Day Lake Clear LakeLincoln and Grant townships arc to meet at the Clear Lake city hall Bob Fur leigh will be the chairman and B B Gray the flying squadron member Dougherty Bath Owen and Geneseo townships are to meet at the Rockwell school under the chairmanship of M B Hawks with J F Youngdale as flying squadron representative In Mason City Ihe foltowine xvere appointed by Mr Eijh mey to push the local drive In IT Rees chair man R E Finlavson E Romey central G Swale chairman Mack Hanev Ross Polter and C S Thompson i 1 s o n Abel chairman radio publicity IV Born assistant man and Merritt Millizin pro gram director of KGLO Special transcriptions have been made to publicize the campaign Mr Eighmey announced and sponsors of all news broadcasts over KGLO have donated a por tion of their time to report prog TwSSjXrthe driveln addition tne KGLO Forum hour will be used each evening to give reports by towns and townships Headquarters of the campaign wilt be in the old Northwest Sav incs bank building A special tele The Empty Stocking the painting by F S Manning S SUB SINKS 8 JAP VESSELS Operates Close to Japanese Coastline By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A lone American submarine stalking its prey within view of large Japanese cities was offi cially credited Tuesday with sink ng eight enemy cargo ships total ing 70000 tons and damaging four others in attacks on Japans far drawn supply lines Operating so close to the Japa nese coastline that the crew coutd vatch horse races at a big city rack the submarine scored ils Mggest day when we sank four iig ships in one said Lieut Commander Thomas Burton Klak ing the skipper Commander Claknng has arrived at Pearl Harbor to receive the navy cross Other far Pacific developments New Guinea scant yards separating the Japanese and allied lines in the jungle Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquar ers reported bitter fighting raged n the left flank of the Buna lona sector Twelve American P40s battling an equal number of Japanese zeros vere reported to have blasted even of the enemy aircraft out if the skies losing two planes and mother zero fell victim to the guns of a U S flying fortress off he New Guinea coast bombers and ighters based in China inflicted leavy damage in an attack on Campho port largest Japanese oalmg base on the French Indo China coast it was announced Bomb hits smashed a power louse set fire to docks ware louses and a supply train and ank a ferryboat PLEASE NOTE COLUMN 1 Editorial Page V hone has been installed for those vishing information its number s 524 All reports are to be made the headquarters and bonds may be purchased there the hairman said The headquarters viH be open from 9 a m to 4 p n daily Cheer Fund to Be Dedicated to North lowans in Service Proof to Be Given That Therell Be No Empty Stockings on Home Front The 1942 Christmas Cheer Fund sixteenth in the series sponsorec by this going to be dedicated to the Mason City ans and the North lowans in serv ice Last year it was possible to send a food gift to more than 600 loca boys in service This year be cause they are spread to the four corners of the earth and because shipping space for the necessities of war is at a premium this pro cedure has been fount to be im practicable So there is an extra determi nation to DO A GOOD AND COMPLETE JOB ON THE HOMEFRONT OF SEEING THAT THERE ARE NO EMPTY STOCKINGS THIS YULETIDE Among the advance gifts re ceived are two from boys in serv ice on distant fronts Both don ors expressed a hope that the folks back home would come through this time as they always haxc in the past Although last years total gifts to the Christmas Cheer Fund to taled more than 53000 the goal this year is being set at Ac cording to Miss Doris Bruce of he Social Welfare league administra lor of the fund this amount will be ample to do the job before us The campaign is under way rom this point on It can be said that those who give early give twice Early gifts serve to ive momentum to the cause Contributions should be brought o the GlobeGazette office or mailed to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa The first list of donors will be printed on this page next Mon day Appropriately enough this vill oe the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor Why not put your self in the vanguard on this roll of honor Act now while its in vollr thinking Passenger Car Licenses Now on Hand Here Windshield stickers for passen ger cars to show that the 1943 li cense fee has been paid have ar rived at the auto license depart ment of the county treasurers of fice Treasurer L L Raymond an nounced Monday evening and the licenses will go on sale Tuesday The stickers for trucks have not yet arrived he reported and truck owners will have lo wait for notification IOWA SOLDIER DIES IN FRACAS Throat of Private From Anamosa Cut TRENTON N J Fort Dix private died Tuesday in Mc Kinley hospital 25 minutes after his throat was cut in an argu ment with a soldier at a downtown bus terminal The victim was identified by Detective Captain Thomas Cooney as Pvt Robert Dale Seeley of Anamosa Iowa Coonev said Seeley was transferred toort Dix about ID miles from Trenton last week from Fort Benning Ga Trenton police broadcast an alarm for a Negro soldier See leys assailant fled from the bus terminal and escaped despite sev eral shots fired at him by Trenton police The fracas occurred about 415 a m Police said Seeley left a wife Alice and a three month old daughter An emergency operation and blood transfusion at McKinley hospital failed to save Seeley 2 Painters Who Put Up No Smoking Signs Arrested for Smoking NEW YORK 48year Id painters Joseph Oswcll and Charles Tague were arrested for smoking on a north river pier after placing signs on the side of a ship The signs smoking HOW MANY CAN YOU ANSWER See Christmas Pictoquiz ON PAGE 15 Today Flying Forts Assault Japs on Andamans NEW DELHI heavy bombers flew hundreds o miles across the Bay of Benga Monday to assault the Japanese occupied Andaman islands for th first time since enemy warship there were dealt a punishing bloi by flying fortresses on April 3 Coupled with this heavy assaul made by daylight was a fief raid Monday night upon the dock and warehouses at Rangoon th Burmese port One of the attacking bomber failed to return from these opera lions The Andaman raid was concen trated against Port Blair wher a 250 foot naval auxiliary was hil In the previous American rail on the Andamans fortresses un deithe leadership of Maj Gen Lewis H Brereton now in th middle east set a J a panes cruiser and troopship afire an probably damaged other ships shortly after the Japanese ha seized the islands NAME VICTIMS IN AIR CRASH lowan Among Those Lost Near Sioux City SIOUX CITY tion continued Tuesday into the cause of an army bombers plunge to earth early Monday carrying with it ten airmen to death One lowan Sgt Arlo H Brown of Stockport Iowawas aboard the illfated craft wfieii itvcfrfsKe into a cornfield only a half mile from its base here Others who died in the mishap as announced by the public rela tions office at the base were Second Lieut Henry Bunn Springfield 111 pilot Second Lieut EKvood E Lowrj San Francisco copilot Second Lieut Harry J Kauf man Kansas City Second Lieut Earl B Reynolds Colony Kans Second Lieut Leon R Christen sen Caldwell Idaho Tech Sgt James G Kirkpatrick Grandview Tex Staff Sgt Wayne A Sims Plant City Fla E Sgt Robert Ohio Sgt Alexander Jr Detroit Mich Abies Akron R Armstrong Report U S Is Just About 100 Billion Dollars in the Red W A S H I N G T O N United States Tuesday is just about in the red Stack it up or lay it on the line thats a lot of money Its 10 per cent of n trillion dollars 000 000000000 and equals a debt of for each man woman and child Stacked like poker chips 100 000000000 silver dollars would make a pile 182109 miles high and would reach over three Quarters of the way to the moon Laid cdgetoedge theyd make a sil ver ribbion 2367424 miles long enough to wrap around the earth times Weather Report MASON FORECAST CITY Colder Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon Lowest temperature in Mason City zero IOWA Considerably colder Tues dat night with near cold wave by Wednesday morning with lowest temperatures around zero in north and zero to ten above in south portion A few light snow flurries Tuesday night and in north and west portions Tuesdav afternoon MINNESOTA Colder Tuesday night wilh lowest lemperatures Wednesday ranging from zero to 10 below in north to about zero in south poriion a few light snow flurries Tuesday after noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 22 Minimum Monday night 10 At 8 a m Tuesday n Precip H mch Snow 3 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 49 Precipitation trace HITLER MAKES FUTILE APPEAL TO RETAKE RR Reds Beat Off German Counter Attacks and Continue With Advance By EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW Hitlers own appeal was reported Tuesday to be spurring the nazis in a des perate but unsuccessful fight to recapture railway lines south of Rzhev and southwest of Velikie Luki on the central Russian front west of Moscow f So vital is Rzhev to the Ger mans vast network of communi cations said Red Star lhat Hit ler telegraphed his commander there emphasizing the threat to the city and warning that the loss of Rzhev is equal to ihe loss of half of Berlin Every thrust in a new series of counterattacks was beaten off the army newspaper said The BBC heard in New York by CBS said the Russians and Germans already were locked in fierce fighting within Rzhev and a London evening news dispatch from Stockholm said Russian shock troops were battling the Germans from housetohouse The Russians in an earlier of fensive had closed pincers around Rzhev from north and south and had won a foothold in the citys outskirts Therehas been no in dication that they ever were dis lodged The new report therefore may refer to Russian forces at tacking from wedges long since cut into the nazi defenses Axis troops trapped before Stalingrad also were counterat tacking but there too Russian reports said stiffening German resistance had failed to stem the red armys drives With another 2509 Invaders listed by the noon communique as killed in overnight fighting Red Star said German losses in dead were close to 125000 on the two fronts The toll announced in communiques so far however totaled only Within Stalingrad itself the soviet jrarrison was said to be making slow but steady prog ress in heavy fighting There were no reports however that the besiegers had been driven from any areas of major im portance Northwest of Stalingrad Ger nan transport planes were said o have dropped food and muni tions to encircled garrisons The Russians said nazi officers were trying to conceal from their men that they were cut off How ever these probably were isolated though strong enemy units md soviet dispatches did not in imate that the whole enemy army had been surrounded be tween the Volga and the Don The Germans were reported to have developed fortifications in great depth to wall off Rzhev but the red army was said to be penetrating them with artillery and tanks leading the way for cavalry and infantry The struggle for the railroad connecting Rzhev and Vyazma ap Jeared all the more important for Red Star said after the red armys offensive last winter deprived the Germans of what then was the nain line of JzhevRiga to nazi roops were moved to the central ront by way of Vyazma into Izhev Major General Tarasov and Major General Povetkin redited with leading red troops n smashing the enemy lines on the entral front Still another segment of the ais long line in Russia appar ntly was being tested out pos ibly as a prelude to a new red rmy stroke There were reports f scouting operations in the re ion of Bryansk about 220 miles outhwest to Moscow The German radio broadcast that the Russians had scheduled n attack for Tuesday southwest of the norther anchor of ie nazi armies in southern Rus ia It said German planes had estroycd soviet ammunition and uel stores in that area and had Hacked red army Concentrations Buy War Savings Bonds and tamps from your GlobeGazette arricr boy Reuters Reports Signs That Nazi Planes Are Withdrawing to Sicily BULLETIN LONDON Bizerte airfield has been rendered almost unusuable by heavy allied air bombardments and there are signs that the Ger man air force is withdrawing from Tunisia to its bases on Sicily Reuters reported Tuesday in a dis patch from allied headquarters in North Africa By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor the greatest 24 hour assault of the North African luesday while tankled American and British locked with the Germans in battle on the headquarters said the battle for Tunisia was in the critical stage as allied ground forces struck forward to cut the last highway links between Tunis the capita ana liizerte if if In danger of being trapped the axis invaders were re poited trying to establish a new beachhead at Gabes 200 miles south of Tunis Great fires were reported raging in Bizerte under the assault of flying fortress bombers Allied headquarters in North Africa said that British and American forces had deepened their wedge toward the Mgli way and that U S army and French troops had gained ground in a thrust lo block the axis escape corridor to Trip Continue to Hear Reports Duce Is 111 LONDON re ports reaching unofficial quarters in London Tuesday said that Pre mier Benito Mussolini was seri ously ill further aggravating tin already tense Italian war situa lion The reports had no official confirmation but said that It Duce had been confined to bed for two weeks The nature of his ailment was not disclosed but it was described as serious It had been reported intermit tently for several years that Mussolini was suffering from a chronic heart ailment A grave illness for Mussolini at this time would strike Italy at a critical hour now that it has been officially singled out as the target of an expected allied offensive Reports on conditions within Italy since the opening of the African offensive have left litlte or no doubt that morale is de teriovating sharply and there have I been increasing signs of nazi con cern over the weak link in the axis partnership Should illness or death remove Mussolini from active leadership at this time the results might it was said prove so farreaching as to provide the determining factor in any allied offensive to knock Italy out of the war Northern Italy is already un der heavy Royal Air Force attack so heavy that reports from some European quarters assert that panic and nervousness are spreading through the Italian populace particularly as resi dents of the northern districts are evacuated supposedly to safer regions in central Italy Southern Italy faces the pros pect ot equally heavy air attack as soon as the African campaign is concluded German reaction to the Italian situation was seen in nazi radio propaganda that Pope Pius soon might make representations to belligerent nations against the bombing of obvious move intended to quiet Italian nerves The Germancontrolled Paris radio first broadcast a statement that the pope was expected soon to make a statement against bombing of civilians This was followed up by a new statement hat according to well informed Vatican circles he pope will soon make repre sentations to belligerents against civilian bombings if A plain intimation that a cam paign of this sort might be started had been contained Monday in an ostensibly innocent German broadcast Berlins campaign started at the same time quarters heard here that the outlawed Italian socialist party operating from underground cells inside Italy had called on all free and resolute Italians for an imme diate general determined cam paign of civil disobedience de signed to overthrow the fascists oli Other reports said Italian troops were guarding the coastal line of retreat between Sfax and Gabes south of Tunis but the American French contingent was apparently cutting in above the fascists A united nations headquarters spokesman while cautioning that much bitter fighting was still ex pected said the evergrowing al lied forces were throwing more planes into the battle hour by hour and beating down the Ger man air force Countering Berlin assertions that the nazis had won aerial superiority the spokesman said the axis was definitely on the downgrade in the North African skies A Berlin broadcast reported without confirmation that the al lies were already shelling the big naval base at Bizerte Allied tanks artillery and mo torized infantry were reported only a few miles west of the vi al nazidefended coastal road be tween the two cities while Brit ish parachute troops raptured an airfield in the Tunis region with out opposition Dispatches indicated that the allies were probably less than 10 miles from Tunis driving from the rail junction town of Djed eidn 12 miles northwest of the capital A broadcast from American occupied Morocco quotinr a French headquarters communi que said proallied French troops had consolidated their positions between Djcdeida and Pont du Fahs a own 30 miles southwest of Tunis At tfie same time quickening was reported on the east flank of the giant allied squeeze operation indicating that Brit ams victorious 3th army was preparing for a climactic assault on Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Pommels forces in Libya Breaking a fourday sequence of announcing nothing to re port British middle east head quarters said Tuesday Yesterday our patrols were ac ive in the neighborhood of El Agheila Rommels battered Africa corps now rested and reinforced after a disastrous 700m 11 e retreat across the desert from El Ala nein Egypt was reported strong y entrenched in the narrow El corridor between quick sands and the sea Tempestuous allied bombing assaults fell on the axis on both sides of the Mediterranean as imted nations airmen again blasted the docks at Bizerle the Monday night and pounded cost of Sicily Italian headquarters acknowl edged only slight damage to Pal ermo Gela and Trapani in Sic ly which serve as axis air and upply bases for the battle ol Africa Buy War Savings Bonds and tamps from your GlobeGazette carrier bov ;