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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COtfP DtPASTHEHT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVCJJ OE5 UOINES A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX FIVE CENTS A U LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 7 1942 HOME EDITION liilllf THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS Year Sees Yanks Rebuild Powers After Sneak Raid By T PEACOCK WASHINGTON AP The navys revelation of the magnitude of the disaster 11 Pearl Harbor made clear Mon day that the Japanese missed a prime opportunity to de roy immediate American seapower in the Pacific and per aps seize Hawaii With eight there were in the Hawaiian three cruisers sunk or disabled by the sneak Nipponese ow American naval forces BATTLE RAGES IN TUNISIA Allies Lay Down Barrage Against Nazi Tanks Pacific a year ago were out eighed four or five to one by e Japanese imperial fleet Air defenses of Oahu island lay shattered Runways of air ields were pitted by bomb raters and clogged with the wreckage of more than 100 ilanes The American warships still le to fight might all have been st had the Japanese main fleet mght out and engaged them An ivasiou of Hawaii or even a raid force aimed at final execution the crippled ships might well we been successful Why the Japanese did not follow 3 their first assault with somy ich action may never be known itil after the war Perhaps it Wiis with other cam aigns Or more probably it was ecause they themselves in their lost hopeful moments never an icipated thai such punishing ows could be inflicted on the merican fleet in such a short me As it was the navy was able o tell in its weekend Pearl Har bor anniversary review a story of a magnificent salvage and repair job Of the 18 ships and large floating drydock which were disabled only one the battleship Arizona is accounted a total loss More than half the ships including at least three of Ihe battleships arc back ivilh the fleet and some have been for months Shocking as were the losses lere was cold comfort for Japan mil her axis partners in that story would not become known to the enemy Some other high spots of the re view personnel casualties were 2117 officers and men killed 960 still listed as missing and 876 wounded Army cas ualties were 226 officers and men killed and 396 wounded The navy had 202 aircraft and he army 2T3 on the island The avy got 38 into the air Eighty its planes were destroyed most f them on the ground A few lanes were able to take oft gainst the enemy despite damage o runways and they shot down more than 20 Japanese The rmy did not issues separate re ieiv and its total of plane losses vas not stated Navy men shot own 28 of the enemy most hem falling to antiaircraft ana nachine gun fire from ships The Japanese are believed to lave used a total of 105 planes ivided 21 torpedo planes 41 live bombers and 36 horizontal icmbers Three little twoman Japanese ubmarines svere sunk Largest Opening Day List of heer Fund Gifts Published Provides Evidence That it ships n a companion ffice of war information on 194 ms production This latter report said output of lajor weapons in the first year ot le war starting almost from cratch included 49000 planes 2000 tanks and selfpropelled ar illery 17000 antiaircraft guns arger than 20 millimeter and 8 00000 tons of merchant shipping These figures were short of resident Roosevelts goals set ast January in every category xcepl merchant shipping where he goal was 8000000 tons Thcv vere close enough however tn nakc the axis eat the scoffing vords with which it received Mr Roosevelts yearold announce nent of production aims And OWI telling the Amer ican people of hardships and sacrifices ahead said production would be upped by twothirds in the next year President Roosevelts 1942 pro Suction goals were 60000 planes 5000 tanks 20000 antiaircraf guns and 8000000 tons of ships The navy report disclosed then were 86 ships of various type moored in the great naval basi I there when their envoys talked peace in Washington and thei flyers dropped the firsl bombs o war I Two task forces were at sea There were no aircraft carriers ii the anchorage The attack lasted about tw J hours beginning at a m I Hawaiian time p m ecu f tml standard and endin I about a m Hawaii time When it was over the ship casual ties were found to be Sunk or damaged so severe that they would be out ot actio for some time The battleships Arizona Okla homa California Nevada an West Virginia The destroyers Shaw Cassi and Downes The minelayer Oglala The target ship Utah A large floating drydock The navy said a number these vessels had rejoined th fleet but did not specify whic ones they were One is the Shav for an earlier story related thai this destroyer once given up for lost was back in service The Ari zona was counted a tola loss and the navy said the Oklahoma which capsized had not yet been righted Damaged less severely and back with the fleet months ago The battleships Pennsylvania Maryland and Tennessee The cruisers Helena Honolulu ind Raleigh The seaplane tender Curtiss The repair ship Vestal When Secretary of the Navy Knox returned from an inspection trip to Pearl Harbor reported Dec 15 that the Arizona Shaw Cassin Downes Utah and Oglala had been lost that the Oklahoma had capsized and thai alher vessels had been damaged The extenl of damage to other essels was withheld so that it More s Needed to Buy Bomber Cerro Gordo countys bond pur chases arc still 577475 short o he 8400000 necessary to Buy Bomber according to a repor Monday noon by F C Eighmey chairman of the campaign Tola purchases to that hour were list ed as There be no continuation of this cam paign it we are not over the to on Pearl Harbor day That wa the date given the Des Moine office of the Iowa war bond com mittee which made arrangement for the naming of a bomber fo Gordo county The rural areas are still tallin behind in reaching their quotas he stated pointing out that if th townships make their quotas th Bu3a Bomber campaign woul easily go over the top Swaledale with purchases c 8179375 reported Sunday b Mrs George Mulligan against quota of was the secon unit over the top in the cam paign Mason City went ove Saturday morning Meservey went over Monda morning with purchases of against a quota of Partia reports of purchases and th quota respectively were reporte from other towns as follows Clear Lake and Ventura 075 and 513500 Rockwell and 53000 Thornton an 52500 Dougherty 5100 and 500 Only nine school districts hav reported in the 1C townships their NO 50 IUW 1000 Pearl Harbor Is Keenly Remembered Here OAL FOR 5 laian City Chapter D A K r L V E U Department Conrreia Sunday School rlmary Department Congrega tional Sunday School lareen and Ann Laird ublie Servant t F B P Pray Ir and Mr Rudolph Myli and family Kensett ampler r o su ternood nited Cement Ilme and Gyp sum Workers Local Union No Iflli vl Oaylord llestad Fort War ren Wyo aura E Pederson nternational Typographical Ln iort Local East Stale Street Club Mr and Mrs L C Falk laude llolbrook ongrefational Womens Guild Group 4 Don Matltiason kt Eduard C Jones Camp IViite Ore Monroe Junior Hijh P T A L Patron E C Beit Mr and Mrs A J Fladnesx iartteld P T A F Kensington tluo Friend Hie notary Club ot Masan Birthday Club st a Widows Mite Mason City Button Club IBEE SI Lutheran LadieV Congregational Womens Group Ruth and Kaye Peterson MM David Olson Henry X Graven A Garner Friend Clio Club Women of the Moose Mason City Chapter No ITiO G M Me Mr Mr H M Strges 11X1 100 300 100 City AM Guild 500 ZIXl 500 CVOO IWI 2 Ht sm 1 01 2WI 301 500 DEFER WORK IN DEVELOPING OF LOCAL AIRPORT Navy or Army Must Make Specific Request for Mason City Project Notice that the governments development of the Mason City municipal airport along with scores of like projects throughout the country has been temporarily deferred was received Monday by City Manager Herbert T Barclay from the Kansas City regional of fice of the civil aeronautics admin stration Quoting a letter from Washing ton D C dated Dec 3 Mr Bar clay was notified that the project proposed for Mason City Iowa las been deferred and will not be initiated until requested by the aii forces or the navy department The Idler received here was signed by Vl E Kline Kansas City regional manager of CAA and added We are very sorry bu such action makes it impossible to us lo lake further steps ii carrying out the project at Uib time The deferment Is regarded in Washington as only temporary however according to W Earl Is Pearl Harbor remembered here Well the list presented above is a complete answer to that question It constitutes the largest open ing day contribution to the Christ mas Cheer Fund ever rung up in the 16 year history of this annual excursion into the realm ol ap plied Christianity Included in the list are a number of specially appreciated contributions Among the donors are several men in the service of their country W This has seemed particularly appropriate for the reason that this years Christmas Cheer Fund is being dedicated to our fighting men Last year it was possible to get remembrances to nearly 700 boys in uniform This year because ol the increased number and the greatly increased distances in volved it isnt Authorities have let it be known that shipping space is at a premium for the actual job of prosecuting the war So there is a new resolve on the part of the Social Welfare lolal being 150108j against the township quota of eajue administrator of the fund 5256000 according to the bond CVer on thc headquarters Remember Pearl Harbor day ii your last chance to buy a share ot the flying fortress Gordo County the chair man pointed out If you havent already done so this your chance to show your red blooded American patriotism by purchas ing a share in the bomber The bomber headquarters in the old Northwest Savings bank building will be open until 5 oclock Monday afternoon and from 7 to 9 oclock in the eve ning Mr Eighmey said Anyone wishing to buy a bond may get it there and information may be had by telephoning No 524 he suggested Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy home front The first contribution re ceived standingat the top of the list is from the local chap ter of the Daughters of the Revolution This organization has been the first in with a do nation for a number of years V y Another gift particularly appre ciated is one for S417 credited to Public Senant This is the Wounded Generals Wife Is Blood Donor The first donor for the Mason City blood bank at the clinic held at a local hospital Monday was Mrs Hartford MacNidcr who last week received the news that her husband Brigadier General MacNider was wounded in action on the New Guinea front Need for blood for civilian defense emergencies as well as for fighting men was brought home to Mason Cityans when General MacNider refused to accept a blood plasma transfusion statinjf it was needed more by his men Left to right in the picture above are Mrs Dale Cline bride of veteran of three navy battles in the Pacific Miss Evelyn Friedrichs Mrs MacNider and Dr L R Woodward chairman of the Mason City blood bank Lock photo Kayenay engraving amount earned Japs by him on the struck at Pearl day the Harbor SLUG INSERT SEE HALL CHR1 STMAS CHEER B One of the largest contribu tions ever received from a la bor 25 from the local unit of the international typo graphical union is listed above From the start Christmas cheer has had a generous support from organized labor and this year promises lo be no excep tion with such a precedent as this from the printers Then theres Claude Holbrook alias T Pipe who probably has the most consistent record of gener ous giving of any friend of Christmas Cheer balls rolling now More tan must be received be tween now and Dec 25 if the goal of 82000 is to be reached From this time on there will be daily listing of donations None too large none too small Thats the rule Address your gifts to Christmas Cheer Fond Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette by government officials Mr Hall returned Sun day from the capital city where he attended a censorship confer ence as x representative of the Iowa newspaper profession Cause of the deferment accord ing to the explanation given Mr Hall lies in the turning over 1 the war production board unde Donald Nelson of the control n all critical materials Immediately Mr Nelson served notice on th CAA that no critical material could be used for construction pro jects that had not definitely bcei requested by the army or navy B A Webster who represcnlo Ihe Mason Cily community durir the summer when the local re quest for an airport developmen was being laid before the army authorities was in Washington 01 private business when word of th deferment action was received At present he is contacting th various individuals and agencie who will have a voice ir restorin this and other similar projects t the place of construction priori existent before the new grant o authority was made to the wa production board Both he and Senator Clyde L Herring who was active in bringing about the original ap proval of the local project are emphasizing the point in their interviews with WPB authori ties that the vast program of military aviation now in process of development will require fields like the one here It will avail little to have a great number of planes the sen ator is contending unless we have some places to set them down The city council members agreed after an extended discus sion to continue with acquisition of land for the port exactly as had been planned previously in order to be ready to turn over the property requested by the CAA as soon as the go1 signal is given again The army or navy necessarily must have some plans for the local airport it was pointed out since the secretaries of war navy and commerce designated as nec essary for national defense a proj ect for the development of the Mason City municipal airport and have tentatively allocalcd for Ihis project the sum of S650000 quot ing from the Oct 1 letter of the CAA It is reasonable to believe therefore City Manager Her bert T Barclay suggested that the development will wait only until such time K the army or navy engineers can get lo the local project Belief that an agreement has been reached on the purchase of the W H Nicholas land which will be acceptablc bolh to Mr Nicholas and to Ihe city was ex pressed at the council meeting by City Solicitor C E Cormvcll Purchase of the other tracts of I land needed for expansion of the JAPS IS KILLED Manzanar Camp Trouble Blamed on Celebration MANZANAR C a 1 n c Japanese was killed and nine wounded Sunday night when sol diers rushed by a mob of rioting Nipponese at the Manzanar relo cation center fired on the crowd Project Director Ralph P Mer rill said Monday The flareup came shortly after Merrill asked military police to place the camp housing approxi mately 10000 Japanese under martial law Merrill atlribuled the trouble to a celebration of Pearl Harbor by the proaxis group among the Japanese Merritt gave this pic ture One other Japanese was badly beaten and another jailed in earl ier phases of the disorder which counted in violence until the frenzied mob rushed a cordon of military policewith stones and clubs Troops had entered the camp in response to Menills earlier de mands that Ihe military take over policing of the camp where police duties are usually entrusted lo slaff of Japanese and Caucasian peace officers The soldiers with fixed ets and mounted machine guns were successful in quelling the early stages of the rioting but later as the crowd gathered into a mob they were forced to resort to firing a barrage of tear gas FORMER DIPLOMAT DJES IOWA CITY Eugene H Ash 74 former member ol the United States diplomatic corps at Panama City died Saturday in a convalescent home here airport will be completed within a day or two he reported We should try to get some ac tion from the stale legislature insisted Councilman Ray E Paulcy in the discussion State airport commissions have got action for other states he stated ivhile get nothing because the legisla ture has not seen fit to help us The council failed lo take ac tion on a request for a class B beer permit for the Boston cafe 341 South Federal avenue It was pointed out that the previous per mit was revoked last summcr when a charge of selling beer to minors was filed against the cafe The case is to come up for trial in district court during the Janu ary term according to Mr Corn well The permit for Ihe Park Inn hotel was renewed Mayor Arleigh J Marshall pre sided at the meeting which was attended also by Councilmen Paulcy Carl Grupp John Galla gher and H C Brown l 45000 Ton Battleship By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The coming and going of the first new years eve of Pearl Har bor will give the enemy added worries for busy U S shipbuild ers were honoring the occasion by sending new ships of war down the ways Monday marked the launch ing ofone of the mightiest bat tleships ever built the 45000ton New Jersey which had its first taste of wa ter at the Philadelphia navy yard At Tampa Fla seven warships were to be launched and 1 navy receiving station commissioned Monday The Alarm Apex Al chemy Arcade Arch and Armada minesweepers slide into water there and the day will be topped off when the great destroyer tender Piedmont is christened At the Fore river yard of the Bethlehem Steel corporation at Quincy Mass the carrier Bunker Hill first ship to be Hibbcd after the Revolutionary battle site will be launched Monday The Bunker Hill is a sister ship of the Lex ington which was launched al Ihe same yard Sept 2j The destroyer U S S Sigsbec was launched Monday at the Fed eral Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company Kearny N J The ship was named for the late Admiral Charles Divighl Sigsbee com manding officer of the U S S Maine when she was sunk in Havana harbor in 1898 at the out break of the SpanishAmerican war Tuesday will sec the cruiser Miami hit water al the Cramp Shipbuilding company yard in yards first fichliiig ship since 1924 Sunday the aircraft carrier Bcl leau Wood 10000 tons skidded down inlo the Delaware from the New York shipbuilding yard al Camden N J where Ihe Inde pendence was launched Aug 22 and the Princeton chrislcncd Nov 9 RAF BLASTS R R LINES INTO ITALY Raids Follow Daylight Assault by 600 Planes LONDON strong force of RAF bombers striking ailer American and British airmen car ried out their biggest daylight as sault against the continenl con linucd the offensive to knock Italy out of the conflict with an attack Sunday night upon one of the bottlenecks in the rail system through which the nnzis sustain their weaker partner W At a cost of nine planes the British bombed targets in south west Germany which Berlin identified as Karlsruhe and Pforzheim neighboring commu mentions and war factory cen ers on the most direct route from Germany to Italy The German news agency DNB said there were killed and injured both at frequently bombed Karl sruhe and at Pforzheim 1C miles lo the southeast The air minis try did not give the size of the raiding force but its assertion that it was a strong otic presum ably meant that hundreds of bombers were used The Sunday daylight attack in which GOO planes participated was dcscribcd as the biggest of the NAZIS TRY TO BREAK GRIP ON TEBOURBAAREA First Year of War Finds U S on Offensive on Fronts Over Globe BULLETIN 6 LONDON Allied artil lery mounted in a semicircle in the hills back of Tebourba was reported Mondiy night to be laying down a fierce barrage nsainsl German armored forma tions attempting to attack the American and British positions The battle in the Tcbourba DjedeidaMateur sector was re ported steadily grow ing in in tensity A report from Madrid said that the allies had placed two infantry divisions one British ami one American and portions of two armored divisions in strong emplacements in the high ground back of Tebourba The Germans were said to be attacking persistently in an el forl to break the allied grip on the Tebourba position which ill vital to communications between liizcrtc and Tunis By JAMES SI IOXG Associated 1rcss War Editor The fight for Tunisia has erupted from emporary stale mate into a violent new clash in volving armored forces near Te bourba 20 miles west of Tunis where tlic allied drive was checked last week by axis coun terattacks and divebombing The war department an nounced Monday that the heavy fighting broke out Sunday and is continuing It gave no indi cation as to which side had the initiative Reports thai the allied com mand had planned its next blow and moved up the forces to de liver it suggested that Lieut Gen Kenneth A N Andersons veter an first urmy and its American assault force might be striving for a knockout On this anniversary of Pearl Harbor the axis was beginning to see the size of the bill it must pay as the growing might of the United States at war tipped the scales for the allies on battlefields in tile European and Asiatic the aters This was the picture in contrast to that dark Dec 7 a year ago NORTH Plans for the final phase of the Tunisian campaign looking toward a cleanup in North Africa were re ported laid by allied commanders at a candlelight conference in a farmhouse kitchen in the balilc zone Turn to the Classified Page Now The first weeks Pictoquiz Contest winners ore an nounced today WHY DONT YOU TRY THE PICTOQUIZ CONTEST THIS WEEK Its Fun Its Profitable Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Rising tempera ture Monday afternoon Mon day night and Tuesday fore noon Lowest temperature Mon day night 10 Snow Tuesday forenoon IOWA Slowly rising tempera tures Monday afternoon and Monday night and in cast por tion Tuesday forenoon occa sional light snow Tuesday fore noon in extreme west portion MINNESOTA Not quite so cold Monday night and Tuesday fore noon occasional light snow northwest portion Tuesday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobcGaMtte weather statistics Maximum Sunday 21 above Minimum Suny night 6 below At 8 a m Monday 1 below YEAR AGO Maximum 19 Minimum 26 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 24 Minimum Saturday night 2 At 8 a m Sunday 2 YEAR AGO Maximum 3 Minimum 14 British and American troops held strategic heights dominat ing Tebourba 20 miles west of Tunis and heavy fighting raged near the town and at Mateur at the approaches lo Bizerte along a front where the allied on slaught had been checked and dive bombed And though seemed stalled the allied drive for the moment reported feverish defense prepara tions in Sicily indicated that the axis was well aware that the pause was only temporary and that the allies might soon be in position to start stepping across the narrow midMediterranean straits to ian soil red armys sec ond winter offensive gained anew in the teeth of stiffened resistance by airborne nazi reinforcements the Russians beat down 20 Ger man counterattacks west of Rzhcv killed 1000 Germans in a three day advance along the Rzhev Vyazma rail line and wiped out 1800 others in one sector of the Stalingrad front IV THE strong force oC RAF planes perhaps 100 or move followed up Sundays 600plane daylight raids with an attack Sun day night on Karlsruhe and Pforzheim in southwestern Ger many along the rail system through which the nazis bolster their flagging Italian allies SOUTHWEST ican soldiers supported by Aus tralian artillery drove out of tile Guinea mangrove swamps to the beach east of Buna village es tablishing tile allies fourth beach position and cutting up the Japa ;