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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1942, Mason City, Iowa DEPARTMENT OF KISfOSY ANO A 3 C H I V C E 3 W 0 I N E 3 I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Uljllf VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PKESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 30 1 ri u si I I 6 t 1 I Thousands of Tires Pour Into Mason City Big Ones Little Ones Old Ones and Even New Ones Come From Waterloo Decorah Austin Minn Spencer SEE SIGNS AXIS FLEEING TUNISIA V S Backs New Darlan Regime GUARANTEE IS MADE OF NORTH AFRICADEFENSE Morocco and Algerian Governors General Join in New Regime LONDON UR Francois Darhm Admiral Jean with the ap proval of the United Stales expe ditionary force assumed full re sponsibility lor French interests in North Africa Friday night and iuaranteed the defense of the French African empire a Havas French agency dispatch said May Induct Men With One Child in a Few Weeks DES M01NES Iowa fathers of one child may be in ducted into the army within i few weeks Iowa selective service headquarters said Friday Draft officials emphasizing they were talking about lathers married before the selective serv ice act became effective and thai men with children married later already have been inducted in some instances added they still havent had rccinded a Washing ton order withholding the mduc lion oC fathers Other draft Iowa Friday dcvclopments in The first of the 18 to 19 ycai old youths probably will he in The announcement was made ducted within 45 days ami a great the Havas report said over the vumy within fiO days nany within fiO days Selective service has been icting married men with icndcnt wives only for several weeks and several thousand of One of a number of storage rooms which are being filled in JIason City with tires turned in by auto owners had more than the fivepermitted under gas ration ing regulations is shown in the upper picture The Rail way Express agency collection agency appointed by the government was literally swamped Friday as the tires poured in by carloads from as far away as Waterloo the Mississippi river on the east Austin and Albert Lea Minn Spencer on the west and intermediate points Tire hoarders were revealed in great numbers many of them undoubtedly justified since their tiros showed evi dence of being much older than the rubber shortage But there were several complete sets of new white sidewall tires turned in which obviously had never been on a wheel Tn the lower picture Howard Dresser is holding a tire off the front wheel of someones tractor Harold Ennis holds anew white sidewalltire and W F Parks is framed in a tire which hud never been used but which undoubtedly is more than two decades old It is a U4 by 4 inch tire of a type which has not been made for many years The tires are coming in as car owners go to their ele mentary schools to register for gasoline rationing Num bers of all tires owned must be reported on the application and no more than five are permitted for each carRegistra tioh in Mason City continued Friday afternoon until 5 oclock and is to be completed Saturday afternoon between the hours of 1 and 5 Lock photo Kayenay engraving Algiers radio 11 followed extensive confer ences between Darlan and Maj Gen Mark W Clark deputy U S commanderinchief In a proclamation read over the Algiers radio Darlan said 1 have the approval of Ameri can authorities with whom I in tend to guarantee the defense of North Darlan was joined in his new regime by Yves Chatel gover norgeneral of Algeria and Gen Auguste Nogues governorgen eral of Morocco It appeared that the French commander in chief had also the support of the French war hero Gen Henri Ciraucl and Gen Al phonse Pierre luin the French land commander in Africa The radio proclamation was read by Cliatcl and followed an nouncement that Nogues had placed himself under Darlaivs orders Flyer From Rickenbacker Airplane Rescued THINKffTHERS LIKELY ON RAFTS Survivor Reported in Good Condition Weak WASHINGTON The war department announced Friday the rescue of a flyer from Capt Ed die Rickenbackcrs missing plane in the Pacific and added it is be lieved possible that other survi vors mny be on life raits in the same general vicinity The rescued flyer was Cant William T Cherry Abi lene Tex The department said he was picked up by the navy Thursday in good condition but The rescue immediately inten sified search of the vast ocean areas south of Honolulu where Rickenbackers p lane disap peared Oct 21 when the World war flying ace was cnroutc to the South Pacific to survey army air forces for Secretary War Stimson and Lieut Gen Henry H Arnold air force chief The ivar department said in announcing Capt Cherrys res cue thai in the unidentified aret of trie S o u t h Pacific where he was found an inten sive search of the area is bciue made by surface vessels and lonjrangc planes1 Cherry was pilot of the Kickcn backer plane It was last heard was advised that his early re covery was expected Aside from RickenbacKer and Cherry those aboard the missing plane were Col Hans C Adamson Wash ington D C Second Lieutenants James C Whittaker Burlingame Cal and John J De Angelis Nes quehoning Pa Staff Sergt James WReynolds Fort Jones Cal Scrgt Alexander T Caczmarczyk Torrington Conn Pvt John F Bartck Freehold N J Rickenbackcr president of the Eastern Airlines had made an earlier survey for Stimson of American air forces personnel and operations in the European theater He was dispatched to the soulhwesl Pacific soon after re porting that prospects for increas ing air blows against Germany were on the rise from on Oct 21 picked up by an in message island station j southwest of Honolulu saying sufficient gasoline remained for only about one hours flight An intensive search was started by aircraft and naval vessels and army planes cnroute o the south west Pacific fighting front were directed to fan out to cover as much surface as possible The war departments an nounccment was based on a re port from the navy which pre sumably rescued Cherry His wife who resides at Abilene Man Injured as Elephant Makes Charge WABASH Ind runaway elephant charged Friday at a group of her pursuers and Kenneth Kindley 35 a farmer who had joined the Hoosicr safari suffered severe injuries The elephant clashed as a group of farmers who had surrounded her en the farm of Roscoe Mc Daniels along the Salamonie rivci nine miles south nl Andrews Kintilcy was taken to a h pital at Huntington where doctors said he had suffered a broken leg a severe gaij on the head and an undetermined neck injury Fellow hunters said Kennedy was knocked down by the elephant as she charged the group When the hunt for the two ton lady which has been going on since she escaped from her train er here Wednesday was resumed Friday her pursuers followed her footprints to the confluence of the Wabash and the Salamonie ncar the town cf Lasro She was thus moved out of Wabash county into adjacent Huntington county Iowa Blackout Test to Be Held About Dec 1 4 DES MOINES A practice blackout covering the entire state of Iowa and probably several other states in the seventh defense region will he held in about a month it was learned reliably Friday The date has been set tentatively as Monday Dec H Official sources were silent on the proposcdblackoul both in the seventh defense command headquarters at Omaha and here Rodney Q Selby secretary of the industrial and defense commis sion said he was unable to make any announcement concerning the test but it was learned from oth er sources that county defense chairmen have been instructed to prepare for the blackout Dec 14 It was not clear just how large an area would be involved but it was expected that several states in the ninestate seventh defense command would undergo the blackout simultaneously Details are unavailable but it expected the test will last from 1T to 30 minutes on the basis of simi in other parts of the lar tests country Several Iowa cities and towns already have held such tests Mus catme staged a successful black out Wednesday night The usual practice in Iowa has been to have all lights turned out at the sound of the alarm to halt all street traffic but railroad traf fic has been permitted to con tinue In Mason City the practice blackout will be in charge of Mayor Arleigh Marshall chairman PUT 11 SHIPS OUT OF ACTION Subs Bombers Attack Nipponese Convoys WASHINGTON American submarines and bombing planes striking at Japanese supply lines sprawled across the South Pacific put at lenst 11 cargo or transport vessels out of action in the battle for the Solomon Islands and New Guinea Seven of he equipment and troopcarrying craft were sent to the bottom by torpedoes launched from farraiiffinsc sub marines Heavy bombers caught four others in he harbor at Ihc Japanese BuinFaisi base in the northern Solomons All were DARLAX ASKS FLEET TO GO TO AFRICA LONDON URI mystery was added Friday to the intentions of that part of the French fleet re maining in ihe French naval base at Toulon on the French Mediter ranean coast by the strange ap peal of its erstwhile Commander inchief Admiral Jean Francois Darlan to go to American dom inated French north Africa or otherwise remove itself from the German grasp The strangeness was in the fact thai Darlan in a radio broadcast from Algiers asked Ihe commanders of the ships to leave Toulon The correspondent who filed the announcement of his action from allied headquar ters in behalf of all American correspondents under a pool ins arrangement was careful to point out that he Iiact re frained from ordering them FRANCOlEPLY SATISFACTORY Report Spain Veers to Strict Neutrality WASHINGTON Roosevelt said Friday he had re ceived a very satisfactory reply from General Francisco Franco head of the Spanish state to his message assuring Spain that the American expedition to North army by hem will be in the Christmas Local draft boards were beiuc notified not to induct any men who have reached their 5th birthday ince they registered for selective service The general drafting of mar ried men with one child will got under way in Iova right after the first of the The bisr push fop army man power is on right now Brig Gen Charles H Crahl said he asked for a reduction in Iowas quota of men to be fur nished the army when he visited Washington recently but no re duction has been made so far as is known Major O P Bennett legal ad visor for selective service said the need for manpower right six months from now or a year from very acute In Iowa we arc being asked to insure continued heavy agricul tural production on the one hand and provide large manpower re quirements on the other That means that it is entire ly possible that a married man with one child will be called within a few weeks in some areas while a single man on a large farm unit will be left at home Major nemictt said Major Bennett and Lieut Col Ralph A Lancaster assistant di rector of selective service ex plained we already have in ducted some manlad men with one child who were married after Sept 1C 190 or at a time when their local boards considered their selection imminent Colonel Lancaster sakl that the fundamental basis on which draft quotas and culls are issued is on the basis of the communitys an ticipated ability to produce class i 1A men Population or other factors have virtually no consideration he said British Take Tobruk Rommel Sets Record for Speedy Retreat By THE ASSOCIATED 1KESS LONDON A powerful striking force of Lieut Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers combined BritishAmerican army swept toward Timisii Friday in strength which suggested that it might break on through and beat Field Marshal Rom mel to Tripoli the last major port of csciipe left after his headlong flight west of Tobruk i y Them were muny indications that this lime the axis was too late with too little in its effort to grub off Tunisia was well aware of it r v A British announcement that RAF fighters had shot down six big Italian troopcarrying planes filled with Ger man troops and flying north probably from Tunisifi indi cated that thu iiazis might be liiistily pulling out the garri sons they had rushed to thit French protectorate Bright with prospects of continued allied successes this was the pattern of developments American assault troops Iciiding the new British first army were expected to cross the Tunisiitn frontier Fri day coming within 400 airline miles of the great Libyan port of Tripoli with little prospect of any resistance in Tunisia that they cannot handle 2 Racing surety Rommel abandoned the historic siege port of Tobruk to the British Friday morning too hard 1 3 Africa was in no way directed Their attack occurred early Thursday morning Solomons time of the Mason City defense Tlic four vessels totalling about J t Wagner cmcf air raid war den City Manager Herbert T Barclay Fire Chief Dan Shire and Police Chief Harold Wolfe Nazi Truck Hits Mine 5 Killed LONDON The Moscow radio reported Friday hat five German soldiers were killed when the truck in which they were load ing a column of nazi troops south ward into formerly unoccupied France was blown up by a mine 37000 tons were believed loaded with troops and equipment The returning airmen dis patches from Australia said did not claim any of the ships were sunk but were convinced that their bombs wrought great de struction A total of 15 tons of bombs was unloaded by flying fortress and Catalina formations in successive raids on the shipping concentra tion at the BuinFaisi naval base and a Japanese airfield there against Spanish territory The president talking at his press conference gave no details of the Franco reply and said also he had no information whether the Bey of Tunis had answered his message requesting permission to send troops across French Tu nisio Advices from reliable Kuropcan sources said Friday that Spanish foreign policy hitched to a pro gram of proaxis nonbelliger ency when Adolf Hitler was win ning victory after victory has veered suddenly toward strict neutrality as a result of the start ling developments of the past week REPORT KESSELR1XG FIRED LONDON Moscow ra dio said Friday that AdoH Hitler had dismissed Marshal Albert Kesselring commander of the axis air force in the Mediterran ean for failure to tip oft the Ger man high command on the Ameri can and British offensive in North Africa REPORT 1000 SERBS EXECUTED Reported Put to Death in One Town by Nazis LONDON t i o u s n r d Serbs many of them women and children between the uges of 12 and 17 were executed last Sept 29 at a single on the Danube river northwest of Bel Jugoslav information bureau reported Friday It said SIR others were put to death at the same time in othei communities nearby Twentyfive other persons nazioccupicd lands were report ed by allied governments in Lon don to have been executed for es pionage To Men of 18 and 19 Who Want Action Read the U S Armys Message on Page 3 wesscd to put up t tiifhl with fully GOO airline miles of csert liidl between him and Tripoli French North Africa was adjusting iuickly to its new role as a vast AmericanBritish offensive base and the Germancontrolled Vichy radio said Gen Auguste Npgues ormer French commissioner general of Morocco had joined Admiral Jean Darlai in allied councils at AEFoccupied Al giers Darlan had urged the French fleet to flee from Toulon An allied spokesman declared here that considerable numbers of the German 1910 armistice commission in Africa had been captured by the United States forces ncl presumably were considered prisoners of war Field Marshal Ian Christiaan Smuts premier of the J Union of South Africa declared that the spectacular JritishAmerican campaign made possible a great allied of ensivc year in 1M3 which might end the war in An allied spokesman said liminary and partial reports show that United States casualties in the north African operation have been extremely light OWDER PLANT BLAST KILLS 2 3 Others Critically Burned in Explosion COALMONT Inc If Tva ncn were killed nncl three oihcrij verc burned critically Friday inj in explosion at the United Stales1 owdcr companys plant here James Jones president said the lead were Fred Kcnncry and Jesse Bcdwcli both of Lewis Ind The injured arc Burt Kcstcr Paul Bctnif and Clarence Tennis ill of Coalmont The plant manufactures blast ng powder for coal mines Buy IVir Savings fiends and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Observers here estimated tlial au American assault force which lauded Thursday at Bone 60 miles west of the Tunisian bor der should cross that frontier easily Friday leading the way for Lieut Gen K A Ander sons liritish first army Tiie Beriin radiu broadcast 1 Vichy communique which United States planes had bombed the Tunis airport Tiie Vichy radio said Tunis had alarms Thursday night from to p m and Friday morning from to I a m and from to a m A spokesman at the allied head quarter said he did not know def initely that the destruction of axis carrying German north from Tunisia meant a precipitous axis exit from the protectorate but I hope it docs mean that The Germans had little choice however There Denied no way by air or sea that they could re inforce the few thousand men they rushed to Tunisia suffi ciently to check the allied on sursc Some sources speculated that the German shot doivn might have been demolition experts sent into Tunisia for the sole purpose of attempting to wreck airdrome insiallatmn which might be use ful to tile allies Another possibility the Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Somewhat colder Friday and Friday night not quite so cold Saturday forenoon Lowest Friday night 24 in ciiy 18 in countrty IOWA Colder in east and south centnil portions Friday night rising temperatures Saturday forenoon MINNESOTA Slightly cottier cx ereme southeast not quite so I planes might have carried rein cold north and central portions Friday night warmer Saturday forenoon occasional lisht snow northwest and north central portions Friday night and Sat urday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 57 Min Thursday night 22 At 8 a m Friday 1 YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 36 forcemeats to Tunisia which were ordered baik without landing when it was realized that a stand here would be futile The axis already has paid con siderably for its attempt to inter fere with the northwest African operations An allied spokesman said that allied counteraction to German air attacks against the north African expedition had been extremely effective and that be tween 40 and 50 per cent of theic air effort has been destroyed From the cast the British eighth army kept Rommel on the ;