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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or HISTORY AflO ARCHIVES DCS MOJNtS I A HOME EDITION VOLXLVIII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WAN5 NEIGHBORS FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON TUESDAY DECEMBER 16 1941 ITS FOR OUR BOYS Donations Pour In for Red Cross War Relief THIS PAFEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 57 JAPS SLACKEN DRIVE AGAINST PHILIPPINES STORIES ON PAGE is Osmundson one of 100 women who volunteered for the 11 downtown booths in the Cerro Gordo county Red Cross war relief campaign is shown aboveac cepting contributions from left to right Miss Margaret Mickey Mrs J J Hawthorne ana Harry Halkis Lock photo Kayenay engraving POSH 70 MILES WESTOFJOBRUK FORCES LANDED ALONG BORNEO London Quarters Report Heavy Fighting in Jungles of Malaya By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Badly stung in attempts to in vade the Americandefended Philippines Japan apparently slackened her drive against Luzon island Tuesday while other Japa nese expeditionary forces struck at British North Borneo Ma laya and Hongkong Imperial Tokio headquarters reported that seaborne Japanese froogs buffetedby a sale had succeeded in gaining a foothold at dawn on the coast of Borneo which lies within 600 miles bombing range of Manila Simultaneously London quar ters reported very heavy fight ing between British and Japanese troops in the jungles of Malaya where Japanese mechanized forces were said to have smashed forward some 40 to 50 miles on the 400 mile road to Singapore Japanese bombers again attacked Ologapo naval base on Manila bay 50 miles from the Philippine capi tal but no details were given A Manila dispatch timed 4 p m Manila saic thereadtbeehno TaidnhMamla Russians Furiously BatterAxis Overrun Scores of Positions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britains desert armies in North Africa have swept 70 miles west of TobruR and slashed into the heart of stronglyheld axis posi tionsih a great new battle of tanks and men Cairo headquarters re ported Tuesday as a decisive phase in the struggle appeared under way British armored forces have now encircled all remaining German tank unitsin JJibya it was an nounced The British middle east com mandsaid imperial troops out flanking axis divisions had driven 30 mites beyond Gazala which lies 40 miles west of To truk and were continuing their thrust aeainst the enemy reserves and rear Advance British forces the communique said have already penetrated the center of axis de fenses manned by strong elements of threeTGermanItalian divisions Earlier London said no decisive result had yet been achieved in the fighting s However LieutCol L C TVI S Avery British secretary for In diadeclared in London that the Libyan campaign now seems def initely turning towarda great de cisive victory A bulletin from Adolf Hitlers high command said German North African forces were fighting heavy defensivebattles west of Tobruk The German communique as serted that axis troops smashed strong sections of the enemy capiured several hundred pris orters and seized or destroyed a large number of tanks and guns An Italian communique reported that fascist motorized and armored divisions supported by large Ger man units were fighting tena ciously against the British sweep to the west inflicting heavy losses 13000 Germans killed or woundedin the recapture of Klin Inaddition huge quanti ties of nazi equipment fell into Russian bands the communique said Tlie soviet radio reported 6000 Germans were killed or wounded in the smashing of the 44th nazi infantry division at Ch and an other 8000 Germans killed or wounded in seven days of fighting in the Kalinin sector 95 miles northwest of Moscow A red army bulletin announced that Russian troops had recap tured strategic Klin 50 miles northwest of Moscow and had taken three key points in the Tula zone 100 miles south of the U S S H both points of the nazi pincer with which Adolf Hitler once hoped to squeeze Moscow into surrender RUSSIANS FURIOUSLY BATTER NAZI FORCES On the RussoGerman war front Uoth With Flo soviet dispatchessaid Gen Greg llu L lU cry K Zhukovs red armies were Tjpw visions perhaps 45000 troops were smashed and more than FR FAVORS 19 IN DRAFT AGE Declares Large Enough Pool of Men Needed t5 Meeting Contingencies WASHINGTON P Recom mending that the minimum age for induction into military service be lowered from 21 to 19 President Roosevelt said Tuesday that the nation should have a sufficiently large pool of men in its armed forces to meet all contingencies now foreseeable The president made his recom mendation in identical letters to Vice President Wallace Senate Democratic Leader Barkley and Senate Republican Leader McNary The senate military committee now is considering legislation which would make all persons from 21 through 44 liable for mili tary service and would require all persons from18 to 64 inclusive to register Under the present law those from 21 through 35 can be drafted but only men between 21 and 28 have been called recently The war department previously had suggested that the minimum age for service be reduced from 21 to 19 Woman Seeks Blackout A special soviet communique said more than three German di comes a report of a new high in ambiguity Blackout cloth one customer ordered with flowers 2 NORTH IOWANS KILLED IN HAWAII Mason Citys First Hancock County First War Deaths Reported North Iowas second and third World war II deaths were reported Tuesday Both men were sailors and lost their lives in the Pearl Harbor naval engagement Guy Wayne Carroll son of Mr and Mrs Walter G Carroll of Le high addition Mason City is Ma son Citys first casualty in the war Carroll a quartermaster second class lost his life aboard the ill fated destroyer U S S Shaw He has been in the navy six years Wilbur Theodore Smith son of Frank Smith and Mrs Pearl Smith of Crystal Lake is Hancock coun tys first war casualty He has been in the navy one year No report has arrived on his brother Orlan Floyd Smith who svas on the same ship Both were seamen second class Cerro Gordo county and North Iowas first World war II fatality was Melvin Laskovvski 19 son of Mr and Mrs A A Laskowski of Sheffield n Philippines ts Temporary By R P CROMN Jr MANILA assault n tlie Philippine islands slacked ff Tuesday to an air attack at Olongapo naval base northeart of anila bay but defense forces regarded the respite only as temporary A 11 h o u g h there was no official expla nation most ob servers said the letup probably meant that the Japanese were moving a d d i tional forces and s u p p 1 ies into position off rnrwiw lne s a n d CROMN 1csting illots overhauling planes and marshalling gasoline bombs and ammunition for new and power ul attacks An army communique in Washington reporting on the Philippine situation up to a m E S T Tuesday said a Japa nese transport had been seriously iamaged by air attack off the Luzon island port of Legaspi The announcement did not make clear whether this was a revision or an addition to trie two Japanese transports which U S army headquartersiniManila re i Normandie Is Taken Over by United States WASHINGTON united States government Tues day took over the big French lux ury liner Normandie The stale department an nounced that Ihe U S maritime commission would take the liner over under existing law and that fair and adequate compensation would be made to theowners s The action was described in the announcement as similar to that taken by the United States in cases of the Swedish vessel Kungsholm and other vessels of other friendly powers Disclosure was made that ne gotiations had b e e runder way with the French government for purchase of the Normandie and that the French expressed wiw imgness to sell but conditions for payment attached to the proposal were rendered impracticable by the entry of the United Stales into war for28 hours A Tokib communiqueby con trast asserted that mass Japanese raids struck atU S air bases neai Manila and set fire to military barracks northeast of tlie city X A No change in the situation on the ground was the official summary on Philippine fighting issued from the headquartersof Lieut Gen Douglas MacArthur commander of tlie U S far eastern forces The exceptionally brief com munique indicated that Japa nese ivho landed at Aparri Vi Ean and Legaspi were check mated Britons were confronted b grave developments in both the Japanese Malayan offensive anc at Hongkong Several London tary men and newspaper com Hongkongs de fenders probably could not hold out indefinitely against the con centrated Japanese attack appar ently developing there Japanese declared its fall was only a mat ter of days British and Indian defenders o Malaya drew back the British announced before blows of mcch anized troops aided by dive bomb ers into southern Kedar the 100 milelong stale bordering Thai land Premier General Ilideki Tojo recapitulated Japanese claims of successes In an address be fore an extraordinary session of the Japanese diet called to ap prove emergency war measures ana went so far as fo say the bulk of the American fleet which had been in Hawaii is de stroyed Washington dispatches how ever disclosed that the U S fleet scarred but still powerful wa even then hunting over the Pad fie for Japanese surface craft un der traditionallyphrased orde to seek enemy and di stroy him Tojo told tlie diet that ou ighting forces have speedil broken through enemy key posi tions within less than 10 dayV He warned the Japanese agains overoptimism however saying A1 war remains waiting to D fought HEADS MILK DEALERS DES MOINES C Clau son of DCS Moines was reelected president of the Iowa State asso ciation of Milk Dealers A D Reppcrt of Burlington was re elected vice president i Buy Christmas TOKIO ASSERTS Think Respite No Empty Stockings Pleose heavily off legasp army bombers Japans concentration on the siege of Hongkong it was said also may have contribuled to the Philippines respite No new enemy attempt to strengthen the three beach heads wrested on Luzon island at heavy cost of men ships and planes las week or to establish new ones hat been reported The briefest wai bulletin yet issued by the U S army headquarters said at 4 p m 2 a m E S T only No change in tlie situation on the ground Defense forces are utilizing the lull to smooth out their organiza tion and array their forces to meet the expected new onslaught Secretary Knoxs announcement that the United States fleet was seeking the enemy in the Pacific created an enthusiastic furore among Manilas civilians bu members of the armed forces took it calmly with the general reac tion fwe knew theyd go into ac tion in time NAMED SIMPSON PRESIDENT INDIANOLA o Simpson college named the Rev Edwin E Voight 49 of Iowa City as president following a rec ommendation made by a specia committee several weeks ago This drawing depicts the appreciation of one tiny bene tlle ChristmasClieer fundIt sets the keynote TfinalAveekofLthecarripaigriinwhich 2250 in cash is iieingrsotightrfof all moneyraised7 will be devoted to the job of seeing that there are no kmpty Stockings in Mason City this Christmastide This drawing was specially made by Jay Conley former Mason Uty boy who found success as a commercial artist in Chicago All Gifts Now Are for the Task Here at Home Sufficient Cash on Hand to Finance Ail Packosnack Packages ADMIT HONGKONG MAY BE EVACUATED t London Says Lack of Naval Superiority Has Changed Situation LONDON informed source said Tuesday that Hong ong might have in be evacuated and that a serious threat to Singa lort had developed in land fight ng on the Malay peninsula British lack of naval superi ority has changed tlie entire situation in northern Malaya the source said The Brilish land defense was planned on the basis of naval superiority but bath the British and United States fleets have suffered hard blows Now the naval situation has allowed the Japanese to develop an offensive on a large scale There definitely is real threat to Singapore by land Several British quarters ex pressed doubt that Hongkong could hold out indefinitely against the concentrated Japanese attack A BBC broadcast heard by CBS announced withdrawal ot ali British forces from the mainland to tne island of Hongkong The broadcast said that on the Malay peninsula the Japanese had de Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy am somewhat colder Tuesday nigh and Wednesday Lowest tem peratures Mason City 20 IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday through Wednesday continued mild Tuesday slightly colder north portion late Tuesday night and Wed nesday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudj snow flurries northeast portioi Tuesday to partly cloud Tuesday night and Wednesday Somewhat colder Tuesda night north and centra por tions Tuesday and extreme south portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 34 Minimum Monday night 28 At 8 a m Tuesday 30 EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the period Dec 17 to Saturday Dec 20 Upper Mississippi peratures will average above sea sonal continuing above seasonal throughout period in southern Il linois and southern Indiana else where slightly colder Wednesday and Wednesday night slowly ris ing trend Thursday and Friday and colder Saturday Precipitation will average light occurring u snow flurries over most northern sections early in period and as more general light rain or snow towardvend of period ruEviousLY REPORTED t NEW CASH CONTRIBUTIONS An Old Greaser from Clear Lake Xfllt A Friend ju lipner Room Clan Church or Christ A Friend Lois Zteman and Barbara Jeanne Rlsaeher Betty Marie Swanson Edith Lyle Sirs A E Lester Harding P T First Grade Rdoserelt Elementary Edmurd D Dnnlop A Well Wisher Sirs Osmond ireCamrnond Clear Lake Friend nick and Tommy Borcrarr Grant r T Mrs Laara Mltlrr Mrs Mela Mrs F 3 Rieth Two by Two Class Conventional Chorch Beet Snjar Refinery Employes federal Labor Union Xo 3IK7K perro Gordo County Rural Letter Carriers and AaxfHary Valeda Clob Sblrler Allen of Union Veterans North Iowa PfarjMolhtrs Clob Mr and Mrs A D Anderson A Friend r ii Jearnejrmen Barberi Local 618 s On Townsend Clab Xo n j3 NEW TOTAL j inc C CASH GOAL S IMXI AMOUNT VET VEEDEn fltfUSX Vllf BurrmVand der airdrome at Kola Bharu A communique issued in Chungking and reported by Reuters said Chinese forces had intensified a drive against the flank and rear of the Japanese forces in an attempt to relieve pressure on Hongkong Near Canton some 75 miles northwest of Hongkong the Chi nese were reported harassing Ja panese movements along the CantonHongkong railway The Chinese also were said in the communique to be attacking he Japanese in Hangchosv Bay some miles north on the China coast south of Shanghai where they claimed to have re captured several strategic points Continuous heavy gunfire was reported from both Hongkong and the Japanese occupied main land point of Kowloon following the announcement that British forces had withdrawn to the island of Hongkong On the Malaya front the British announced that mechanized Ja panese troops operating under cover of divebombers had smashed their way into southern Kedah the 110milelong north western Malaya state Thailand Jfioo this ROM THIS POINT ON all money re ceived for the Christmas Cheer Fund will be used entirely on on the home front for s ee i n g that there are no Empty Stock ings in this c o m m U n i ty Christmastide The amount these remaining days Please glance at it for a moment and then follow the dictates of your heart The largest number of packo snacks dispatched on any single day since the first of the month when this campaign was launched was being sent out from the Deckel packing plant Tuesday afternoon thus far received will more than finance packosnacks for Cerro Gordo county boys in the various branches of military service A week remains in which to ac complish the task which in other years lias required two full weeks or more Can it bs done We think the answer to that question rests entirely with the good generous people of this community who for fourteen years since Christmas Cheer came into being have never been found wanting The drawing above contains the keynote for the campaign In Children and Women Ordered From Darwin in North Australia MELBOURNE Australia The Australian war cabinet de creed Tuesday that children and all women except those required for essential services must be re moved from Darwin northern Australian port as soon as possi ble Darwin is the nearest Austral ian port to the Netherlands East Indies and to the various Pacific i war zones Last Call If you know of a Cerro Gordo county boy fn service whose name has not yel been included in the printed of those to whom packo snacks are being sent by the Christmas Cheer Fund please forward his name and address by postcard preferably to the Globe zette All packages should be on their way by Thurs day of this week at the latest Those wishing to finance a packosnack should inclose or at least This however it should be understood is in no sense required By this lime some of the tasty packages of prepared spiced ham luncheonette and Report Hitler Gets Rest Cure ANKARA Dec formed German circles re ported Monday that Adolf Hitler has gone to his Berchtesgaden mountain retreat under medical orders to take a rest cure readyloeat in the hands of Cerro Gordo county boys in distant places Money for this part oE the two purpose venture is now on hand Now our attention can be fixed entirely on the task that remains for us here in Mason City Miss Dons Bruce or the Social Welfare league can be counted on to do her youll providethe money Send your or small but as large as you can make to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa ;