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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES OtS MOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION 1W1U VOL XLIX MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 5 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 49 ALLIES HOLD RING AROUND BIZERTE Nazis Make Limited Gains Flying Fortresses Blast Naples EXPECT MUTT TO RULE DRAFT Anticipate Wickard to Be Named Administrator Over Food Problems WASHINGTON ture Secretary Wickard and War ilanpower Chief Paul V MclSutt Revere expected Saturday to be as two of the nations tough wartime con Efitrol over all food and manpower tjproblems ranging from rationing recruiting To curh the contagious spread of a seore of internal difficul ties which have sprung from the pair of problems President Roosevelt was reported ready to sign executive orders nam ing Wickard food administrator and transferring control of the selective service and federal employment service to the war manpower commission headed by McNutt High administration sources said the orders were on the presi dents desk awaiting his signa ture These sources asked not to be quoted by name Putting an end to talk of a threeway cabinet to have been discarded by the chief move would make Wickard the nations breadbasket boss and give McNutt vast and unprecedented powers over the The president plans place Wickard in charge of the nations wartime food production and em power him to rule on what to ra tion and when these sources fi said To make McNntts manpower rule more workable Mr Koosc veil may even ban voluntary enlistments in the armed forces they added pointing out that there have been many com plaints over the loss of key He fense workers through the re cruiting system But whether or not they were banned the silverhaired Hoosicr would be able to manipulate both Begin Listing of Cheer Fund Gifts Dec 7 Dec 7 will be the anniversary of the Jap sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7 will also mark the listing of first contributions to the Globe Gazettes annual Christmas cheer fund That Monday should be selected to inaugurate this yearly tabula tion of donors is particularly ap propriate for this years cheer fund is dedicated to the men in the armed show them that we on the home front are carrying on Receipt already of a number of donations augurs well for this years cheer fund which will be conducted in a community doing its part in a prosecution of the var Alongside the columns with the eports of progress of the cheer und this year you will read news f world shaking importance ont forget that the success o iie cheer fund will mean for many a matter of great importance too or not Santa Claus will heer their Yuletide or whether he holiday season will be bleak and dismal filled with suffering Get your contribution in Ad dress it Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City la civilian and potential manpower aided by military ready made nerve system With his manpower commission and the selective service setup plus the employment service network he could control the nations entire personnel from his post Under provisions of the second war powers act he could direc the flow of essential industria and agricultural workers into th uniformed ranks prevent at leas some labor pirating and handle placements in war plants While no job nr worker freeze was believed contem plated under the plans priori ties and possible draft rulings would five McNutt plenty of power over both employers and employes CRASH ON PEAK IS FATAL T010 2 Days Required to Find Plane Wreckage SODA SPRINGS Idaho Ten men died in the crash of an army bomber ina southeastern Idaho mountain canyon so inacces sible it took two days to find the wreckage Forest Ranger J B Bruce o Montpelier Idaho and William F Gogon of Soda Springs found th smashed plane near 9600foot high Sherman peak Friday The fourmotored bomber liao been reported missing from ttv Pocatetio Idaho air base sinci Wednesday night The PocateUo air base offio saici these men were aboard Second Lieut Harold K Simp son Fitchburg Mass Scconi Lieut Wendell L Sims Pasadena Cal Second Lieut Thomas Waymond Garden City Mich Second Lieut Chalmers G Wen rich Harrisburgh Pa Staff Sg John E Lazansky Cary 111 Sgt Neal L Slinker Nebraska City Nebr Corp Charles L Walkei Jr Philadelphia Fvt First Clas Nicholas Z o m p e 11 i Marlboro Mass Pvt Joseph R Hughes Eramford Conn Pvt Donald Seaney Wichita Kans Air bnse public relations off ccrs said Saturday morning th wreckage had been located an identified but that the bodies we not yet identified and had no been removed Lets Get That Bomber on Its Way HASOH UNION CfttEK PORTLAND BUY A BOMBER WEEK Lets get that bomber on its Way suggests Joe Cook boatswains mate in the U S navy From a bed in the hospital at the Great Lakes naval training station Joe sent home a check for for a war bond to apply on the Buy a Receipt of his check Saturday morning pushed the Mason City purchases to well over the Citys quota drive Chairman F C Eighmey is shown in the picture looking over the sign in Central park on which Jlasoii Citys share of the armor plate has been riveted on the bomber Warren E Fessenden employed by the H B Farrer Sign company is crossing put the Mason City quota The bond puichabe campaign ends on Peail Haiboi photo v i Yankees Hit 3 Warships at Naples By LEON KAY United Press Staff Correspondent CAIRO UR United States army flying fortresses attacking Naples at dusk Friday rained bombs on docks and other tar gets of Italys third city and chief African supply base it was an nounced The Americans heralding the comingallied offensive against Italy caught the Nea politans by surprise The bie Boeings followed an axis triune formation The middle eastern command called the raid a success and the Italian high command admitted it caused heavy damage 159 deaths and 358 casualties in wounded It was the first American at tack on the Italian mainland Italy revealed that the United States army bombers tailed an Italian air force formation over the Mediterranean from Africa to sweep over Naples and it was in dicated that their bombs were lattering dock and other targets eforc the Italian defense had the ightest intimation of warning The Italians described he at ack as short and violent and asserted that one of the raiding lanes was shot down The raid brought to sudden re ily Prime Minister Winston hurchiUs warning to Italy ut the eavy air blows which the allies acl in preparation The attack on Naples was rc ardeci as of exceptional imporl nce because it is Italys largest outhem port and a ceriter for New Streamlined Basketball Tourney Program Revealed Class A and B Teams Will Play Together in Sectional Meets DES MOINES A new streamlined high school basket ball tournament program in which the class A and class B teams will bo thrown together Io thc first time in the sectional meets has been approved by the board of control of the Iowa high school athletic association Designed to meet wartime transportation problems tour nament play will cover only three weeks instead of four There will be 64 92 or 96 sec tional tournaments depending upon the number of teams en tered in the elimination play the board said The sectional champions will compete in eight district tourna ments the winners of will play in the final tournament to determine the state champion Under a system of seeding to be used in the sectional tourna ments it will be impossible for the best A and B teams to meet each other until the final round The A teams assigned to a given sectional tournament will be in vited to rate each other to de termine the best and the next best class A team A similar proce dure will be followed for the B teams w After the ratings have been made the best A team will be placed in the No 1 position on the bracket and the next to the best A team will be placed on the eighth line of the bracket The best B team will be placed on the ninth line of the bracket lower and the next to the best B team will be placed on the sixteenth line of the brack et The byes will be placed on the bracket in n method to be de termined later and all of the other schools entered will be placed on the bracket alphabeti cally without regard to A and B classification with the first team in the alphabet to be placed on the first available line of the bracket below the No 1 seeded team The team appearing at the bottom of the alphabetical lis1 will be placed next on the brack et and so forth until all teams arc placed PLANES ATTACK NIPPON VESSELS WASHINGTON the Solomons theater the navy an nounced Saturday that American dive bombers and torpedo planes flying from Guadalcanal had at tacked a small force of enemy ships 150 miles north of the is land with undetermined results Washington officials said the enemy ships might have been tak ing reinforcements to Guadal canal U S marines killed it m Japanese in two patrol clashes in the Guadalcanal jungles the nuvy said HARD FIGHTING IS IN PROSPECT Churchill Confident of Outcome in Tunisia BRADFORD Tung Minister Churchill predicted Sat urday that there would be very hard fighting before the allies in Tunisia could cress the final 20 miles to drive the enemy from Tunis and Bizerlc The prime minister spoke to throngs which turned out to see liim on a weekend inspection o this Yorkshire center o Britains woolen industry Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier fcoy Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Saturday afternoon and Saturday night light snow Saturday afternoon Saturday night and Sunday forenoon low temperature Sat urday night at Mason City about 15 IOWA Moderate to heavy snow in southeast ami extreme south portion and light snow in north portion Saturday afternoon and Saturday night light to mod erate snow in cast portion day forenoon slightly warmer in east portion MINNESOTA Not mile so cold extreme south Little change in temperature central and north portion Saturday night and Sun day forenoon Snow flurries northeast portion and light to moderate snow extreme south east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 20 Minimum Friday night 4 At 8 a m Saturday 14 YEAH AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 33 Precipitation inuc GENTLE HINTS ADA Ohio Northern university students protesting be classes dropped sev eral gentle hints They Paraded through classrooms wearing bathrobes and carrying lanterns carried pillows and breakfast coffee to school and dis played placards faculty unfair to sleepystudcnts Boycott this night school Classes begin at a m THIRD LIQUOR RAID MADE DES MOINES In the third DCS Moines liquor raid of the week federal alcohol officers seked 30 cases of whisky and gin from Johnny Critelli DCS Moines tavern operator U S Bombers Heavily Raid Naples He told them the struggle was approaching its tenssst phase but that no smooth road lies ahead and that the hard core of nazi resistance and villainy has not yet been broken in upon We have to ither up all on strength and if by any chance I unexpected good tidings come t us that will be a mailer whic we can rejoice at but which w must not count upon he said Churchill said he was confitten of the ultimate outcome in Nort Africa but wanted Britons not t be misguided abcut the difficul ties confronting the allies then He old the cheering Crowds We have broken into Nort Africa with our American allie and now have in a short tinv advanced from the Atlantic coai almost to the center of the Mod distance near 000 miles But there still arc 20 miles to so and very hard fightin will take place before that smal distance is overcome and the violent military power of the enemy there is beaten down am driven into the sea 3f K If I do not doubt the result b t cannot lend jou to suppose will be easily Away on the other side North Africa he continued ou armies are advancing havii taken thousands of prisoners an driving the enemy before but here again hardlighting is be expected He expressed a feeling of gla ness that we are engaging tl enemy closely and not leaving a undue burden to be borne by tl Russians who have carried th immense straggle through th whole of this year and a large part of last year The harbor of Naples shown above was heavily bombed by American ffving for tresses Mount Vesuvius active volcano is in the background hipment of supplies and rein drcemeiitsTto THIRD FURIOUS ASSAULT MADE BY AXIS FORCES Nazis Control Air as Allies Face Problem in Establishing Bases By KOGER D GREENE Associated Press IVar Editor Allied headquarters announced aturday that tankled German ifantry hud failed to crack thu Lliccl ring around in a urcl furious assault against AmericanBritish lines from Te ourba to JIateur and said the Hies still held vital roads and ormminications in the northern oastal zone of Tunisia Countering a German assertion ial axis troops had recaptured rebourclii 20 miles west of Tunis n allied headquarters spokesman eckired We command the heights round Tebourba and neither the ernums nor our troops arc in hat town Ait allied headquarters com muiiiciuc however r cp o r t e d that sonic enemy mechanized and infantry units had entered the town of Tcbourba The spokesman said n series ot iolent tank battles was flaming n the hills facing the TunisBi zerte sector and reported that the crmans had lost 33 tanks since Dec 1 The fall of Djedeida 12 miles north west of Tunis was ackriowl With Genoa regarded as large y put out of commission due to icavy royal air force attacks tin out of Naples woulc evcrely handicap efforts to senci nore Italian and German troop o Africa Naples has been out of ranee of Britains lone range bombers for the most part except for flights in which the bomb capa city of planes was reduced se verely that sufficient gasoline for the roundtrip flight can be carried 7 S Says Results Were Excellent By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fourmotored U S liberate bombers boldly challenging th lowerful axis air fleet based Sicily were credited Saturda with hitting an Italian battleshi two cruisers in a smashin daylight raid on Naples Italy Dispatches from Cairo said he raiders scored heavy bomb hits on the three warships blasted other vessels alongside the Vittorio Emanuclc mote and pounded the citys rail yards to disrupt traffic in the key west coast porl U S army headquarters sakl the liberators set great fires and scored excellent results in the first attack in history by Ameri cans on Italy proper oceu jp a tioiiof one village or another in the shifting melee was of little importance British frontline reports said enuan tanks were continuing to drive forward supported by heavy tuka divebombing attacks and said that in some place the allied vanguards were being squeezed out The Germans arc striking where the first army is strong est with the main idea of throwing out our plans it was said But they have neither the artillery nor sufficient infantry to follow up their mechanized forces These reports indicated that the Germans for the moment liatl a decided edge in tank power while the British first army was still bringing its mechanized equip ment hundreds of miles across the rugged coastal mountains from Algeria American parachutists and French troops wore reported to have routed a German armored column seized 100 prisoners and captured a town in central Tunisia Saturday while in the north i fierce battles momentarily shift ing in favor of lie axis raged on the outer rim of the TunisiaBi zcrtc xoiic The battle in Tunisia was ap parently oing hard for the allies Adolf Hitlers high command asserted that a strong British All of the B24s among the American advance force had been biggest bombers in the United I almost completely annihilated States air fleets returned safely llle fierce battles raging on the ft CHARGED EVASION DES MOINES ment was made Friday of the in dictment of Herman M Brown DCS Moines businessman on a charge of evading income tax pay ment Direction of allied thrusts in Tunisia are indicated on the map above ly arrows ;