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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPART Mt NT CF HISTORY ASO A lEi KOINES I A C 0 M P THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WtRTS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23 1942 TIUS PAPER CONSISTS OF SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 64 REDS TAKE NAZI WINTER LINE British Navy Planes Hit SabangPort in Sumatra HEAVY ATTACK A Real Christmas Spirit Sends Cheer Fund Over Top A Job Well Done KGLO Program Will Substantially Boost Total Toy Shop Busy 1015 CHEER FUND COALS200000 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED llrjlOr TODAYS CONTRIBUTIONSS 5U4Ill TOTAL RAISED TO DATESMSKlij AMOUNT OVER GOALS 13SW LATEST CONTRIBUTIONS wharf with two tanks which have a capacity of 4000 tons Goods for northern are landed at Sabang Sumatra MARKS OPENING OF NEW DRIVE Plane Crews Report Large Explosions Are Followed by Fires LONDON UP Planes of a British naval force opening of Icnsive operations JBO miles northwest o Singapore have made a heavy attack on thc Japa nese base at Sabang island ott the northwest tip of Sumatra in the Netherlands East Indies the admiralty announced Wednesday Plane crews saw larire ex plosions which were followed by fires the admiralty said Naval forces operating from the Bay of Bengal carried out the at tack which the admiralty empha sized was heavy on Sunday night All planes returned sale While Gen Douglas MacAr thurs men were driving the Japa nese into the sea in thc Buna area New Guinea thc Ameri can marines and the army were holding Guadalcanal island in thc southern Solomons as an eventual offensive base and the British and Indian army of Gen Sir Archi bald Waiell marched back into Burma thc royal navy went back into the tragic theater of action Jrom which the allies were thrown in the early days ot the Pacific war It was indicated that the clanes which made the attack were car rier borne Britain revealed weeks ago that it now had a powerful fleet in the ocean Sabang a free port on tiny Sa bang of Pulo Weh island appar rently had become a major Japa nese base Lying 308 miles west or Pe uanK off thc Malaya const it is in peace lime thc first port of call in the Malay archipelago for vessels from Europe It is at thc western entrance to thc Ma lacca strait The haiboi has a coaling station and it is sheltered from heavy ocean swells and strong winds by mountains and a high coast line There is a dry dock for ships up to 50001 tons and at the eastern side of the bay there is a gasoline Employes UhaTf fnrt Yt i C Tenl AM nilc i Canvas Company Employes llermansaii Krolhers Anonymous PuJIcie Trinity Lincoln Cirtlc O i J 0 B W i T W Mr and Jlrs J P Borup Mrs J E Church Tile Butler Boys Eatons Department Store ril Curlin U S Marines Northiveslern Bell Telephone Company Hitleys Child Slutly Club Ilavid Culler Waterloo Junior Department Wesley Meth odist Sunday School Company E Second Regiment Stale Guard From an Old Aje Pensioner Stvaleitale Morris Maeer Iowa Shoe Brokerage Company GloneftazeCte Beet Surar Refinery Employes Federal Labor Union No 5HG8 J L M Food of Certo Gorde County Meehanical Gaiif llardint Cub Pack T C Tojcersen Knoxrille Iowa City Letter Canten and Mabel HV Gock Falls Womens Society or Christian Service Tuenlieth Century Club Georre F Ports mouth Va P K Mrs E S nond and Julia Bond May Felland A Happy Family J C Penney Company Employes Nameless Paul Foote Phyllis Ken Betty Gruni 1 Barbers Itteal filg11 George I Payne Auonvninus Kill Shinn C and I r Kratc and Richard Drrrcla Saul The Twa Siveiles Joe Circle Xo Elrvrn I No Name Panl Pinpert Kid on Inna llard ivare Mutual Autn Policy Ielores Lund Jary stritkland 11 Mrs Herbert Wrijht Roscoe McDonald Con Kennedy Court House Employes J H Hardini Boy Scout Troop lt A Friend 11151 IHlltJ SDUK MM 2IW 101 yttn litiro 5350 lCO 100VI intro 1110 luu lOII IOD 1IHI 1 10 ioo Mason City Has Done If Again Last Stop for Nazi Tanks As far as the eye can see are German tanks knocked out by the Russians during the Whldl tllC a ln M E Church ttin ax 1000 Reported Killed in Earthquake Which Destroyed Turkish Town ANKARA Turkey T About 1000 persons were killed and many more injured in an earth quake Monday that destroyed the town of Erbaa Turkey near the Black sea port of Sainsun tele graphic reports said Wednesday Eibaas population is about 5000 The reports said a death list higher than 1000 was expected when rescue work was finished Woman Loses Skirt in Shopping Crowd CHICAGO UR A blushing woman shopper claimed a skirt at the lost and found department of a downtown department store My slip is green to match she explained and I had on my coat and with the crowds pushing she fled N C E MORE THE CHRIST M A S SPIRIT OF THE MA SON CITY COMMON I T Y has been tested and found NOT w a n t i n g At 2 p m Wednes day the Christ mas Cheer Fund cash total had passed the S2 000 mark and outs landing pledges made it certain that the amount over quota as shown in the foregoing list would be sub stantially increased With Huck Shaffer and his Hanford hotel dance band supply ing an effective musical back ground Christmas Cheer was on the air from KGLO Tuesday night When the signoff came at mid night a total of S2DO in pledges had been added to the fund in cash contributions and in bids on merchandise donated for the pur pose by various Mason City busi ness houses ami individuals In the next issue of the Globe Gazette there will be a listing of all merchandise contributed dur ing the campaign alons with a revised total of cash contributions By then it is expected that all who pledged cash gifts and those who bid on merchandise during No More Gifts Are Needed For almost a month weve been appealing to readers to Rive lo the Christmas Cheer Fund Now with the 52000 cash toal reached a day ahead of the scheduled time for formally closing the campaign we are asking you NOT TO GIVE With the amount on hand Miss Doris Bruce and her as sociates of the Social Welfare league will be able to do a complete job of filling the ChrUlmas needsof our com munitys unfortunates To those who havent contrib uted we have this suggestion Save what you planned to give to Christmas Cheer and add it In your pledge in he Red Cross campaign coming up in the next twn or three months To those who have contributed our sin cerest thanks the KGLO program Tuesday night will have remitted lo the GlobeGazette olfice The Toy Shop financed by the Christmas Cheer Fund and con ducted by a committee of volun teers working under the direction of the Social Welfare League ad ministrator of the Cheer Fund was in full operation on North Federal avenue for the third day Wednesday The gift of S53SO from Globe Gazette employes included in the above list was additional lo pre vious cash gifts from this quarter m the amount of almost S150 and brings the GG total Ho S190 ARREST WOMAN FOR KIDNAPING Claimed to Have Thrown Mother Over Cliff LOS ANGELES UP Mrs Margaret Sharon ODea Wallace had been sought since mid November when she allegedly kidnaped and abandoned three small children alter throwing their mother over a cliff was arrested Tuesday night police announced Wednesday Mrs Wallace was taken into custody at the apartment of a florist Ponce de Leon LOS ANGELES Ponce de Leon who has no need for the magic waters of youth be cause hes only 18 and owns an ebullient spirit anyhow had 30 who employed her under the name of Louise Hewitt of Chi cago She was smartly dressed but nervous when police entered At first she refused to talk but later denied the charges against her Mrs Inez Maclam 90 pound mother who was thrown over a cliff near Encinitas Cal Nov 17 named Mrs Wallace as her assail ant Mrs Madams three children were abducted and later were abandoned at Los Angeles while she was convalescing from critical injuries Mrs Maclam had started on a trip to her former home at Mus kegon Mich with Mrs Wallace whom she had met at the Los An geles jail where the husbands of both women were in custody When they stopped to view scen ery Mrs Maclam said Mrs Wal lace beat her on the head with n rock pushed her down an 80foot cliff and drove away She was found semiconscious several hours later Police said a motherhood com plex had prompted Mrs Wallace to kidnap the children Kay Rose 4 Edward Clark 13 months and an infant boy She had convinced her husband that she was an ex pectant mother Authorities searched for he traffic citations earned within when he threw torized wingdin Tuesday fow moments spectacular mo beforc submit ting to the rigors of army discip line The young inductee finally halted on a downtown street by amazed policemen courteously told them Give me all the tickets want I was just having a fun before reporting to the army vou ALLIED PLANES BLAST AT AKYAB Wavell Troops Make Advance in Burma By The Associated Press Allied bombers and fighter planes roared back to the attack on the Japanese base at Akyab in Burma as Gen Sir Archibald P Wavclls ground troops from Advance in Ukraine as 22300 More Germans Are Taken Prisoner By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Edilor Marshal Semeon Timoshenkos red armies driving across the middle Don steppes toward Rostov were pictured in soviet dispatches Wednesday as having engulfed several dozen more towns and villages captured 22300 prisoners and advanced so far that they seized German winter store houses We are distributing Dutch chocolate and Rhine wines to our fighters said a message from Russian vanguards w Military reports said the Russians were advancing on the Germanoccupied eastern Ukraine on a long straight front some 200 miles west of Stalingrad forming a deep line studded with machine gun po Nazis Bomb Own Men to Halt Rout llnd un eore reporting to the army iis and when those citations are due Wednesday ll be far Tar A united nations communique De Leon embarked oii his csca said planes pounded patio when driving a decrepit during the daytime Tuesday and jalopy paperthin tires he made a Uturn on a crowded enemy motor transport column in business street He broke the rest of the regulations said Deputy Police Chief Bernard Caldwell while officers were trying to run him down Among the other alleged infrac tions were driving without lights driving on he wrong side of the street running red lights ignor ing arterial stops and signals speeding and almost crashing into two police patrol cars Deputy Chief Caldwell admitted there isnt much he can do about it but he made no secret of the fact that his feelings are badly Joins to write his corn hurt Im mantling he declared BLASfAfNAZI RAILROAD LINES RAF Attacks Northern France Low Countries i i v LONDON UP tnioughout the southwest but she northern France and the low THURSDAY MORNING SET AS DEADLINE All who pledged cash gifts or were high bidders on merchan dise during the KGLO Christ mas Cheer Fund benefit program Tuesday nisht are asked to get Iheir check or cash lo the Globe Gazette office before 10 oclock Thursday morning when ihe grand total for the cash and be calculated A story about the radio benefit the names of pledffors will be found on pane 14 of this issue nearly a tenth of the total cash raised We are proud of this proof that we believe in our own prod uct and that we have not askecl others to do what we ourselves were not doing Heavy Boulders Smash Bus 22 Die ALIOUIPPA Pn ntUn ALIQU1PPA Pa two persons perished Tuesday night when two boulders one weighing more than 100 tons crashed down upon a big yellow Ohjo River motor coach bus crovvjned with homegoing war workers Only three passengers Jescaped two of them with critical injuries I The preCiiristmas tragedy oc 5curied a mile cast of here at Ll m as the bus treaded its way around a treacherous S curve in a narrow slippery road Three other busses were just ahead of it and two were trailing The boulders toppled down from a 100foot high perch with little warning although the driver of the bus behind said Dymptro Dan Karapan 27 piloting the illrfated machine swerved sharply lo the left as if trying to escape the falling deathdealing mass This swerve saved four persons in the rear of the bus although one of these died later in a hos pital There was no said Joseph M JIanko the lone pas senger able to go home after the accident Just a crash and not so loud either I didnt hear a cry nor a moan But I guess I was stunned I was pinned by broken seats on top of me but managed to pull out my legs Men kept calling to me to climb out They were from the bus be hind I got my legs through a broken window and they pulled thc apparently did not leavethe city BOSTONliGHTS MORE FIRES 200 Alarms Answered Since Saturday Night BOSTON hard pressed firemen who have an swered more than 200 alarms since Saturday night were routed out aRain Wednesday for a three alarm blaze in a fivestory brick block in the Charlestown section The fire cause of which was un determined was confined chiefly to two vacant stores but a roller skating rink a ballroom bowling alleys and law offices suffered smoke and water damage Fire Chief Pope estimated the dam age at S2500 1 District Chief Patrick J Collins pulled the extra alarms immedi ately upon arrival to obtain an adequate force to prevent the fire from spreading through the con gested city square district Coast guards aided the weary firemen Some of the fire trucks respond ing to Ihc first alarm lacked their full crews and those who were aboard were almost completely worn out from responding to the scores of recent calls countries many railroads were blocked and vital German mili tary transport facilities were in smoking ruins Wednesday in he wake of widespread fighter and and light bomber operations by ihe RAK under Tuesday nights full moon British sources saicl The air ministry reported ihe attacks on many railway targets and the damaging of many loco motives and authorities indicated the intruder sweeps were the largest in weeks The air ministry disclosed that the raiders included hurribombers whirlwinds and Amcricanm a d c Bostons Attacks were made on rail yards near Ghent and at Saint Lo Abbeville Lc Preport Saint Pol and La Chapcllc Slips Two Times Breaks Both Wrists h r j r SOUTH BEND Incl Miss bioken window and they pulled Ruth McGrady slipped on her way me out Outside I saw that huge to work and fractured her right CkCS feel slipped again and fractured her left wrist WARNS AGAINST COLDS DES MOINES Robert L Parker medical director for Ihc DCS Moincs public schools Wednesday urged children who have colds or sore throats when classes arc resumed on Jan 4 to stay at home while there is clangc of passin others their infection on to wamplaiids through coastal toward the base Tuesday night and strafed the Myittha valley north of Akyab ALLIES HAMMER AT JAPS IN NEW GUINEA On the New Guinea front al lied troops chalked up small new gains Tuesday in hammering at Japanese forces trapped in the a s MacArlhurs headquarters said the Japanese were fighting desperately in in tricate and thoroughly prepared positions along a narrow strip ot beach Still another Japanese attempt lo bring seaborne supplies lo thc beleaguered forces at Buna was frustrated when American flying fortresses sank an enemy ship dis guised with tree branches and foliage io make it resemble an island Sunk off New Britain the vessel was apparently enroutc to New Guinea MOSCOW red army Wednesday broke into the Uk raine the rich agricultural prov ince that In red Adolf Hitler into lakins his Russian gamble and the Germans wore in iueh haste that the luftwaffewas to be bombing its own ground troops in an attempt to lialt the rout Y The soviet winter offensive hail been carried to a point less than 150 miles east of Kharkov and the red army was firmly astride the important Rostov Moscow railroad at several points Two powerful Russian armies were on the offensive One was driving westward toward Khar kov while the other moving southward had penetrated to an area about 120 miles north of Hoslov gateway o the Caucasus Front dispatches from the mid dle Don sector reported that the of MALTA ISLAND IS REINFORCED One Axis Submarine Destroyed in Operation LONDON reinforce ments war supplies and materials have been landed at Malta with out major interference from the enemy the admiralty announced Wednesday One Uboat was de stroyed during the operations the immiralty reported in a commun ique Germans freezing in the the Russian winter were becom ing disorganized and discouraged The newspaper Pravcla saicl the siLioius morUirs and heavy artillery Behind this wall and threatened with entrapment nearly a million German soldiers and their satel lites are faced with another winter of bitter cold meager supplies and hardship Altogether on he middle Don front ami Ihc central Moscow front soviet offensives were re ported lo liavc back more Ihan 900 miles of vital rail lines needed by the Germans to supply ami reinforce llieir hard pressed invasion armies German field headquarters as serted tersely that Russian attacks had been repulsed in the Don Volga corridor and that severe fightingiscontinuing Soviet dispatches saideight Ilic several dozen towns newly captured in the sweep toward Ros tov were on high military value and declared that Timoihcnkos legions were beating down resist ance by masses o German re serves Organized attempts to separate enemy groups lo hold back thc offensive of thc red army hase been unsuccessful and have in creased the already great losses ot the Germans the Russian command said German air force was bombin German troops in rm attempt to send them back inlo battle A German itoncormmssiinctl officer uapliirei by thc Rus sians rcnorlcdly said all the officers of his company hail been killed iu Ihe last six days that losses in thc ranks were between CO and 70 per cent and that the German high command had threatened to turn arlil lery on his unit if it retreated Buy Chrisfmas Seafs Weather Report FORECAST MASON Wednes day afternoon not much change in temperature Wednesday nighl lowest Wednesday night 15 IOWA Warmer Wednesday aftcr noon becoming somewhat colder again Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon Fresh to moderately strong winds Wed nesday afternoon MINNESOTA Colder Wednes day night and Thursday fore noon occasional light snow northeast portion early Wed nesday night with diminishing winds Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 31 Minimum Tuesday night 18 At 8 a m Wednesday 24 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 31 Precipitation 01 HANDLE HEAVY MAIL KANSAS CITY rec ordbreaking avalanche of Christ mas parcels which swamped the railway terminal at union station is reaching staggering propor tions One 17 year old extra hand worked 24 hours officials said before he could find his foreman to ask for time out In a single sector of he flaming uattlcfrout 111 entire battalion of nuzi infantry 800 to 1000 toRclhcr with the battalion commander sur rendered tu the ourushinc Sov iets dispatches said U e s p i t e swirling snowstorms and deep drifts the red armys weekold offensive was making astonishing progress in the drive to capture Rostov gateway to the Caucasus and seal off approxi mately 1000000 German troops Two Russian columns striking from different directions were reported within 120 miles of Ros tov One column had captured thc large village of Kamcnsky in thc vicinity of Millerovo 120 mites clue north of Rostov while i the other seized the town of RUSSIAN DRIVES RAILROADS Winter offensives that have been launched by the Rus sians on the eastern front are indicated on the iriap above by black arrows They are in the north toward the Latvian border west of Moscow and in the Don river area west of Stalingrad ;