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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Or H 1 STORY AO A3C t i 3C5 MO INC 3 I A HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10 1941 MASON cirr THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 52 JAPS LAND IN NORTHERN LUZON ff T f Chutists Used U S Repels Attaclon West Coast of Island Prince of Wales and Repulse Sent Down by Jap Air Attacks By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign Editor c sent two Krellt British Prince of Wales and the destruction Wednesday and tipped the Pacific naval balance strongly in her favor Japanese troops claimed they landed on the main Philip pine island of Luzon under a rain of American bombs which sank or damaged three of their transports Japanese planes blasted heavily at the Manila area centering their blows on American air installations and the great Cavite naval base Japans axis partners were on the march A German Italian declaration of aginst at a minimum severance of diplomatic imminent On the sea and in the air Japan appeared to have driv appeared to nave tiriv imi en home heavy initial blows claimed tllat addition to land in hop lnfis m llle PhliPPi in hpisnrrrrisp war innet suipube wai riines land troops were sent ashore at dawn Wcdnes Destruction ol the 35000ton day on the island of Guam The Prince of Wales and the 32000ton Japanese also claimed the sinking battle cruiser Repulse following of a U S submarine off northern T Guinea 15000ton the U S Pacific inflicted at Pearl Harbor appeared to have forced AngloAmerican naval power on to the delensive in the Pacific at least for the lime being Wales newest dreadnang ht In the royal navy and Repulse an old but battleproud warship had only arrived at Britains Sineapore Loridohi admitted that their loss was the heaviest single blow of the a naval blow only equaled by that suffered by the American navy at Pearl Harbor American capital losses at Pearl Harbor thus lar have been official ly placed by Washington at one old battleship but unofficial in indications are strong that other American dreadnoughts suffered damage which put them out action for varying periods For flie moment the loss of the Wales and Repulse was chalked up as another victory air over sea power The Japanese attributed the sinkings to attacks by their bombing planes London admitted that it had no details on the action beyond those supplied by Tokio The accuracy of the Tokio communiques Is yet to be tested A possibility at least exists that Germany has sent her powerful battleship Xirpitz sister ship of the illfated Bismarck into the far east to reinforce the Japan ese battle fleet Bismarck was rated as only a 35000ton battleship but her per formance in a running battle with virtually he entire British Atlan tic sea forces led British observers to believe7 that she actually was a much more formidable opponent possibly weighing up to 50000 tons Bismarck sank the great 42000ton Hooci and scored hits on Prince ofWales before herself going down under a coordinated attack of naval rifles bombs and torpedoes Her sister ship Tirpitz probably is capable of giving an equally imposing account Humors that Tirpitz has been sent to the Pacific have been general for sev eral weeks British Minister Alfred Duf Cooper in a broad cast from Singapore that there had been considerable loss ot life on the Prince ot Wales and the Repulse The two ships carried a normal complement totalin more than 3000 officers and men The Japanese attack on the Philippines developed into a full scale assault Simultaneously Japanese planes roared over the Manila area in a seriesof heavy attacks The first Japanese bombing flight comprised 31 planes They attacked Cavite the U S naval base near Manila The second wave included 26 planes Hardly had they vanished when a third wave apb eared As previously the Japanese cen tered their bombing on such ob jectives as Nichols air field adja cent to Manila Lieut Gen Doug las MaeArthur chief of U S armed forces in the east said strong Japanese bombing attacks have been made on field the big army air station near Baguio MaeArthur would not com ment on rumors of U S air at tacks on such objectives as Tokio Kobe and Formosa the Island northwest of the Philip pines on which many of he army transport off Manila At Singapore heavy fighting was in progress about 170 miles north of the naval base where the Jap anese have some beach heads and are attemptingto get a strong font hold on land particularly in the region of the Kota Bharu airbase Air reinforcements were rushed to Singapore from the Dutch East Indies and the Chinese army gal lantly coming to the aid of its al lies was said to have started a powerful offensive toward Canton obviously with a view to relieving pressure on the British at Hong Kong The British garrison at Hong Kong was engaged more and more heavilyby Japanese attack ing the mainland Kowloon area but stillseemed tobeholding its Japanese air squadrons presum ably are based The Japanese imperial command The axis stand in the Pacific was expected to be made clear be fore the day is over Adolf Hitler is thought to be in Berlin and was expected to make a statement of the German position possibly be fore a session of the German reichstag Hadio Rome said President Roosevelts address Tuesday night would cause the axis tripartite pact to function in other words that Germany and Italy will make a formal war declaration against the United States BRITISH RUSSIANS SCORE SUCCESSES On the other two war fronts the British and the Russians scored important successes The British captured El Adem in Libya This was the chief nazi forward base of operations in eastern Libya Its capture would seem to presage a general retire ment of German Gen Erwin Rommel back to the Dcrna line 11 also was thought by the British to lift the siege of vided it can be held El Adem was the western hinge of the siege lines around Tobruk The Russians recaptured Tihk vin a key point on the Lenin gradVologda railroad The suc cess confirmed indications that along most of the front the initia tive is passing to the Russians with the German announcement that they have ceased offensive operations for the winter WAR NEWS ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT ON KGLO Complete Coverage of They Services of ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS COLUMBIA 1300 ON YOUR DIAL Will They Smile on Christinas Generous Mason Cityans Must Help Christmas Cheer Fund Do Double Duty for Tots and Service Men ii i lirl Mason City youngsters such as tne two snown aoove are pernaps more conscious of the approach of Christmas than are the grownups busy with their lists of gifts But there will be no broken hearts in Mason City on Christmas morning if generous support ers oi the Christmas Cheer fund respond as they have in other yearsor perhaps even fund must serve a double purpose this year Not onlv must it caie for the needs of the little tots it also must provide Packosnacks for our soldier and sailor boys away from home Lock photo Kaycnay ensravinff Your Gift Will Make Happy Christmas for Such as These Needy Boys and Girls WiH Get Help From Cheer Fund PREVIOUSLY RUFOKTEn A Friend Amos Nissen Clear Iakc From Mr anrt sirs n WiUtorij MT moulli Slites Jtrs Earl Clausen P M Johnson Mrs Pan AtlfUsUdl Judy and llarhy Mr and Mrs W Duntnn Business and Professional Worn ens Clith Mason Cjlj For Shoprc Inr IIll Mm Zrllll NKW TOTAI CASH GOAr AMOUNT XErnEi ES THERE IS A WAR GOING ON Many ot u who arent eligible lor the armed services are wondering what we can do to help There are of course a lot of things that must be done on the home front to help make the nation strong If the nation is to be strong no family should suffer from de ficiency in food or other wants that make for health and will to cany on Jt means that you and I must more than ever make sure that those in need get what is required The GlobeGazelle Christmas I Cheer fund provides the means The two youngsters in the picture above tell the story We dont know who they are but they are children in a family that wont have a happy Christmas unless the Christmas cheer fund is large enough to reach them If you agree with this reasoning send a donation at once to Christmas Cheer Fund Care GiobcGa7etlc Mason City Iowa Then too dont forget the fund is also In provide a package of canned meals for each boy in the service from Ccrro Gordo county Scores of these nackosnauks arc al ready on their way Others will be sent me next few days Darlan Confers With Italys Count Ciano VICHY communique said Wednesdaythat Vice Premier Admiral Jean Francois Darlan had conferred with Italian For eign Minister Count Galcazzo Ci ano at Turin Italy The announcement said Darlan left Vichy Monday night for the Turin conference The Rome radio s a i rl Dorian and Ciano hid held their meci ins in Tcirin Wednesday Weather Report FORECAST MASON and contin ued cold Wednesday night md Thursday lowest temperature Mason City 15 below Wednesday through Thursday colder Wednesday and east and south Wednesday night continued cold Thursday a i r Wednesday through Thursday continued un seasonably cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 40 above Min Tuesday night 2 below At 3 a in Wednesday 1 below YEAR AGO Maximum ti Minimum 20 i Precipitation lraic JAPAN TRIES TO LAND MEN ON MALAYA COAST New Attempt Is Grave Threat on Shores 200 Miles From Singapore BULLETIN SINGAPORE Brit ish apparently have losl Kolu Bharu the northern Malaya air base where the Japanese have landed strong forces just inside the Thailand frontier but a communique indicated Wednes day night they have balked Japanese drives both in that area and at Kuantaii only 200 miles north of here The communique mentioned Japanese tanks for the first time saying seven were trapped and destroyed Tuesdayin the Kedali area alonj the Thailand border by a British Punjabi motorized unit SINGAPORE Straits Sctlic meiils Japanese at tempted to land men on the Ma laya coast 200 miles above Singa pore Wednesday and were re ported to have gained air su periority at their landing points in the Kota Bharu zone 170 miles to the north It was admitted that the new landing attempt in the Kuantam area on the cast coast was a grave threat as it made rt dangerous for the imperial com mand to reinforce the troops en gaged in a fierce fight under the bombing and machine Sunning of swarms of Japanese planes in the Kota Bharu zone To attempt the reinforcement of the Kota Bahru troops would en tail the risk that they would be cut off by landings farther south closer to Singapore it was said The Japanese were believed here to be engaged in a gigantic attempt to cut the Burma road life line of supply for China to dominate all Malaya and invest Singapore tn invade tlie Philin pincs and after capturing Ameri cas Wake Guam and Midway is lands to have a fleet steaming to ward Hawaii to challenge the American fleet to a great naval battle Well informed quarters said also there were many reports to justify the belief that German airplane pilots had engaged in the Japanese attacks on Hawaii and the Philippines describing the entire Japanese war plan as a typical blitzkrieg in the Ger man pattern Indies Rush Aid to North Malaya The Dutch Indies Wednesday rushed powerful reinforcement of warships and planes into the battle of northern Malaya while in Japan the nation wildly cele brated crushing blows to Britains Asiatic acknowledged sinking of the new 35000ton bat tleship Prince of Wales and the 32000ton bottle cruiser Repulse off the Malay coast With the Japanese striking savagely to drive drnvu the Maiy peninsula against Singapore dis patches from the far cast said Dutch bombers aiti fighters hi already joined British Australian and Mew Zealand airmen who have been pounding Japanese transports and land bases in Southern Thailand since dawn Monday Most of the Netherlands fleet was stationed in the East Indies when Holland capitulated io Adolf Hitlers invasion armies last sum mer and presumably these forces were nov aiding the1 British 2 Waves of Bombers Attack Manila Hit at Military Points MANILA parachutists were reported to have captured the northwestern Luzon port ot Vigan Wed nesday and seaborne troops landed near the northern port of Aparri in the first full fledged landing on American soil since the War of 1812 The first war department couimuniciue to be issued out of Washington reported that a seaborne Japanese attack against the west coast of Luzon island in the Philippines had been repelled inflicting heavy losses on the invasion at tempt An army communique in Manila said the Japanese first anded at Aparri and perhaps other contiguous points and GOLD WAVE STRIKES IOWA DES M O I N E S cold wave struck Iowa with full force Wednesday tumbling the mercury to zero or Icnver in mtmy areas and the weather bureau said U will be still colder Wednesday night The lowest recorded was 2 be low zero at Mason City and the weather bureau said lower unof ficial readings may have occurred at other places The mercury averaged 18 de grees below normal Wednesday Shippers were warned to protect against 15 degrees below zero in the northern halt of Iowa Wed nesday night 5 below in the southwest and zero in the south east Temperatures may drop to to 10 below zero in the central portion of the state Skies were clear Wednesday and fair weather is expected again Thursday SAY ENTERPRISE MAY BE SUNK TOKIO broad cast recorded by UP at New York Japanese headquarters admitted the loss of two trans ports and damage to two others Tuesday but said no lives had been lost and the army said 13 of its planes had failed to return to their bases Officials denied reports abroad that a Japanese aircraft carrier had been sunk oft Hawaii and they suggested hat perhaps the American aircraft carrier Enter prise 18900 tons had been sink ing after having suffered nils by Japanese bombs No forma claim to destruction of the Enterprise was made and imperial headquarters did not in dicate where Japanese trans ports had been lost and damaged The Enterprise built in 19 carried a normal complement o 2072 officers and men including flying personnel Buy w T Christmas Pictoquiz Contestants PLEASE NOTE THIS After you have completed a Pictoquiy do not send or mail it to the GlobeGazette Keep ii until you have finished the entire first weeks contests 6 in all and then forward them to the GlobeGazette The first Pictoquiz appeared in this newspaper on Thursday Nov 27 The sixth nne will be run on Wednesday Dec 3 When you have the irst six completed then bring or mail them in a single envelope or package to the GlobeGazette The Pictoquiz is a weekly con test so please finish each days Picloquiz and hold it until you have the first six ready for the judges Please do not send or mail anv single days Piclotiiiiz In the GInbcGayctlc Your coopera tion will be greatly appreciated conducted landing operations it Vigan amid bombing by American planes which cap sized one transport and dam tged two of five others While the battle in the north still raged two waves of Japa nese bombers raided IManilit and its suburbs shortly after noun hittinB hard at military centers including the Nichols air depot Fort William Kinlcy and Niclson airport rtis trieIs V The port of Iba and Clark air field were reported unofficially to have been bombed at the same time Philippine constabulary report ed the parachutist capture of Vigan only 200 miles northwest of Manila The first landing was said to hase been made at Pamplona close to Aparri Filipinos familiar with the re gion said that although there were io large harbors many places along the coast were favor able to such landings They de clared that for years Japanese lisliing boats had been seen along the coast taking soundings American and Filipino troops went into action immediately against he invaders The U S army headquarters announced that the enemy was in heavy force off the northern coast of Luzon extending from Visan to Aparri anil had landed at Aparri and perhaps at several contiguous points T Six Japanese transports escorted by large Japanese naval elc menti were engaged in landing operations off Vigan about a m the communique said Three were hit one capsized and bombs hit close to three others Japanese headquarters admitted tivo transports were sunk ant two were tiamaged but declared there was no loss of life aboard them The landing at Aparri which is 250 miles north of Manila was under cover of a heavy night long air bombardment A war department communi que issued in Washington re ported defeat of a hostile attack against the west toast of Luzon between San Fernando and Vigan apparently a different operation than the landing at Aparri recorded in the Manila communique It was not indicated which action was the earlier The two announcements indi cate the Japanese attempted land ings along a 200mile length ot coast San Fernando is 150 miles north and west ot Manila Vigan is 75 miles north of Fernando From Vigan the const runs north 7r miles nud thence west about the same distance to Aparrt which is just west of the central point of the northern coast The nature of the lighting the points of landing can not disclosed There was intense excitement but no panic in Manila Many rushed to leave tlie city but con veyances were hard to find No taxis were running and most of tlie twowheeled horsedrawn calcscs were engaged Business continued normal Manila was under aerial attack from p ni u m Tuesday EST until 1 p m Heavy antiaircraft fire ceased momentarily then burst out wilii renewed violence at a target in visible m the clouds off Cavite The faint sound of airplane mo tors could be heard far overhead and antiaircralt shell bursts blossomed while in bright blue patches of fky Smoke was seen from the vi elnily of Nichols air iicpoL Mushrooms of water snouted amnnR merchantmen In the har bor A fcxv minnlfts iaicr at be ;