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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP DEPARTMENT OF HIST 03Y A NO ARCHIVES CCS KOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRKES LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 43 ALUES POUND TUNISIA BASES URGE LAST OF FRENCH SHIPS TO JOIN ALLIES Elbow West of Stalingrad A APPEALS MADE of in IIMITC unTIndePendent IU UNI 15 NUT Vichy Fades KEPT IN TOULON Darlan Voices Plea to French Ships Which Might Be at Sea L O N D O N o w e r f u 1 Frencn naval units neutralized at Alexandria Egypt and Gibraltar and based on Algeria Morocco and Martinique were expected Saturday to join allied naval for ces as the result of the German attack on Toulon British warships searched the Mediterranean in hope that they might pick and escort to safety any French ships which escaped during the sui cide of the main fleet al Tou lon At allied headquarters in north Africa an allied spokesman an nounced that any ship of the French fleet would be welcomed at any alliedheld port on the African coast f News was received that Admiral Jean Francois Darlan French commander in Africa made a radio appeal over the Algiers radio Friday night for French ships at sea to join the allies evidently believing that some were at large At that time it was indicated Darlan and allied leaders were still uncertain of the extent of the scuttling V Men of the Fighting French fleet already fighting with the allies paraded in the French ad miralty courtyard here Satur day and all Fighting Frenchmen observed a minute of silence in honor of the Toulon dead Flags at the French admiralty and Gen Charles dc Gaulles head quarters were at half staff V if A Vichy Havas dispatch re ported Toulon quiet Saturday morning with street cars running after a night in which explosions shook houses and damaged many of them as ammunition exploded in dumps and explosives de tonated in scuttled ships A pall of smoke hung over the city so thick Havas said that it was in semi darkness Reports reached neutral Swit zerland and Spain that the men of the Toulon fleet put up a des perate and gallant six hour fight to keep the Germans off their ships and that they mowed down with their machine guns all Ger man and Italian troops who ap proached Madrid said axis columns reached the dock where the battleship Strasbourg was an chored and an ItalianGerman storming party tried to board the ship but were repelled by machine gun fire They watched impotent while the ship was blown up dispatches said Adm Jean de Laborde com manding the fleet hastily sum moned a group of trusted voung officers to pass the word alon4 to carry out plan B which was for every commander to try to get away with his own ship and if he failed to blow it up Some vessels tried to get up steam but were attacked by Ger man planes the Spanish advices said The main batteries of the bat tleships were exploded Madrid re ported with the result that it was believed most of the men aboard were killed According to these dispatches for six hours the Italians and slorm various French ships but failed and by 10 a m Friday all that remained of a proud fleet were the feumasts and one turret of Ihe battleship Ounkerquc which stuck up from the water By THE ASSOCIATED PRES LONDON small French armistice a r m y made ready for disbandment Saturday and the last pretense of an in dependent Vichy government faded out as smoke still rose at Toulon from an action which Ger man reports now say was the scuttling of most of the French warships there Muffled explosions fro m the sunken hulks continued to re verberate over Toulon harbor throughout the night a Vichy broadcast dispatch said After tirst declaring that some of the vessels were saved by German troops who overran the quarantined naval base before dawn Friday Berlin radio re ports acknowledged that the fleet mostly scuttled herself Frances old glory sank into the grave a riazi broadcaster said But allied observers here saw in the still confused and uncer tain picture the first stage in the resurrection of France The re ported destruction of some 60 warships was regarded as a severe setback for Germany and a defi nite lift for the hard pressed al lied navies Although all information con cerning Toulon came from Ger mancontrolled sources there was little disposition in London to question the accounts of the scut tling Observers said that allied reconnaissance planes probably had already brought back pictures of the harbor scene and that the Germans would know there would be swift detection of a hoax there Woman Plunges From 7th Floor at Omaha OMAHA woman identi fied as Mrs Lauren Webb 46 of Wichita Kans was killed in stantly Saturday in a plunge from a seventh floor window of the Brandeis department store in downtown Omaha A score of Christmas shoppers saw the wom an screaming fall to an alley Police said she had apparently slipped through a narrow barred space adjoining the elevators to reach the window Swiss dispatches this version Ohio State Seahawks French Bronx Cheer for Duces Minions LX The tables were turned when members of aff commission in Algiers were captured by American occupation forces and driven to an internment camp in a U b army track above Crowds of Frenchmen and natives lined the sidewalks to jrive the hated Italians the razzberries and French police sometimes had to restrain the crowd trom mobbing them Buy War Savings Bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy 2 IOWA CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH DAYTON 7 and Charles 5 children of Mr and Mrs Clifford Johnson of Dayton burned to death Friday night when flames swept their home here A year old baby was rescued when Johnson climbed a ladder end fought his way through smoke and fire to get it from its crib in an upstairs room A fourth child Lawrence 13 was alone downstairs and escaped injury w h c n he hobbled on crutches to a neighbor to give the alarm He has worn a cast since injuring an ankle recently The parents were away from home when the fire broke out but arrived in time to rescue the baby Pilot Officer John Avise Is Reported Missing Overseas Former Local Man Fighter Pilot With Canadian Air Force Pilot Officer John Avise son of Mrs D E Avise 10 Seventh street northwest a fighter pilot with the Royal Canadian air force has been reported missing in air op erations overseas by officials of the R C A F in Ottawa Canada Word that Aviso was missing was received some time ago hut officials asked that the news be withheld for five weeks lest the information might in some way hinder his being found Pilot Officer Aviso had been with the Royal air force in Egypt since January when he was trans ferred from England to Alexan dria Egypt He was more re cently located near Cairo Avise was graduated from Ma son City high school and attended junior college here In 1934 he was graduated from the U S Michigan in Lead at End of Quarter ANN ARBOR speedily rolled up two touchdowns in the first period against Iowas Hawkeyes Saturday afternoon and had a lead of 14 to 0 at the end of the first quarter Some 18000 tins were in the stands for tho kick off F1KST JPEKIOD Yoiiels kickoff went to Kuzma who returned 23 yards to Michi gans 27 Kuzmn hit tackle for three yards and White circled left end for 11 yards and a first down Kuzma smashed through tackle for 13 Wiese lost four yards at center Ferguson knocked down Kuzmas pass and on the fourth down Kuzma punted on Iowas 22 took a lateral from Youel for four yards Fer guson broke through tackle for three On a lalcra from Youcl Ferguson just missed a first down at the 31 and Youei punted out on Michigans 42 slipped through tackle for nine to Iowas 44 Kuzma got six more at the other tackle Iowa was offside and Michigan got a first down on the 32 On fourth down White passed to CcithamI on the Iowa 15 Wiese drilled tackle for two vards White missed a first down by in ches on a reverse Kuzma smashed over right tackle and skidded over the soal line for a touchdown Brieske came in to placekick the extra point and Michigan led 7 to 0 JOHN AVISE T UHA was giaauaiea irom me U S ermans tried again and again m naval academy at Annapolis Be nrm u fore joining the R C A F he was a public accountant in San Fran cisco where his wife the former Louise Leach now lives Nine months after joining the Canadian air force in 1939 Aviso agreed with received his commission as pilot officer from the school at Dunn ville Ont where he received all his training Soon after graduation he left Halifax Nova Scotia in a large convoy for England where he was stationed until he was transferred to Egypt In letters home Aviso told of piloting British spitfires and tomahawks PHYSICIAN IS FATALLY SHOT Woman Former Patient Is Arrested by Police ST LOUIS Detec tive Walter Laturno announced the arrest of Florence Ferrara 29 ycai old St Louis woman in connec tion with the fatal shooting Satur day of Dr Marion L Klincfeltcr noted bone surgeon Im glad I did it police re ported Mrs Ferrara tokl them saved the rest of the world Klinefclter J8 year old special ist who was known nationally foi his hone operations died within few minutes after a woman iden tified by a nurse as a former pa tient three pistol bullets ink his left ear as he sat talking 01 the telephone in his fourth floor office at the Missouri Baptist hos pital The nurse Gladys Wright wlx was sealed at the physicians clesfc and Dr William R Bohne Kline fellers assistant who met the specialists assailant in Ibc corri dor after the shooting identifici the woman as Mrs Ferrara win lives a short distance from th Klincfelter suburban home The woman fled from the hos pital after the shooting Pregulman kicked off to Uhnes who fumbled and Wistert recov ered for Michigan on the 30 gained six yards but Michigan was penalized back to the 35 for offside Kuzma passed to Madar who was spilled by Farmer on the 22 Wiese smashed through guard for eight and a first down on the 14 Kuzma battered through for 6 yards Wicsc plunged over light tackle for the touchdown Bricske again came in by J and placekickcd the extra point to and J URGE RAISING OF APPRAISAL 2 File Minority Report on Airport Lands A minority report by the tw farmers on the sheriffs commis sion to appraise the 85 acres o the W H Nicholas turkey farr being condemned for expansio of the Mason City municipal air port was filed late Friday wit the sheriff by Mr Nicholas per sonally It fixed the appraisal at S52 550 as compared with the major ity report of S39G3950 make it Michigan 14 Iowa 0 Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy FINAL The minority report was signe by J D Richardson Clear Lake and J E Van Note Mason Cit the only two farmers on the com mission Those signing the majoi ity report were A W Stubb Joe Gallagher F F Potter an G O Gould all Mason City re estate men ORRALFOESIN LOSING CIRCLE OF SOVIET GUNS Kletskaya Captured to End Important Gap in Curving Russian Line By HENRY C CASS1DY MOSCOW The red army its cleared the last German sol ier out of the Don elbow west f Stalingrad and the romnining nemy forces coralled in a rapid y closing ring of Russian guns ind bayonets arc being hurled Jack east upon the bayonets of he Stalingrad yarrison frontline said Saturday p Closing an important gap in its curving line army dis patches reported the recapture of Kletskaya Cossack city on the west bank of the Don 80 miles northwest of Stalingrad ana a strongpoint which had been in enemy hands since last August The Russians had bypassed Sletskaya early in the new of fensive While one force was taking this own Pravda said another swung east after an arching thrust from above Stalingrad and closed the Russian trap about the nazi force on the west bank ot the Don The military correspondent of news agency re ported in London that the Russian pincers had closed on the Don be iow Kalach rail town 40 miles west of Stalingrad thus complet tiny encirclement of the large nazi force in the pocket south west of Stalingrad The Germans were reported c o ii n 1 e rattacking frequently and futilely after being hurled to the cast bank of the Don Anticipating the nazi moves the red army said its forces were methodically tnipping and ex terminating one by one Some 300000 axis troops still at Stalingrad also appeared to be in growing danger from red army forces reported overcoming strong counter attacks The German high command ac knowledged thai soviet attacks be fore Stalingrad had been renewed with great force but as usual as serted they had been repulsed Friday the nazi command de clared flatly that red army as saults in the same area had col A German communique also admitted heavy fighting was in progress in the Moscow front where the Russians apparently have launched another big scale offensive Soviet attacks were centering around the big German base at Rzhev 135 miles northwest of Moscow and near Toropcts 240 milts north west of the capital On the Leningrad front sovic artillery snipers and scouts were credited with killing 1000 foemen in the past few day Saturday red communique said Northeast of Tuapse on th Black sea he Russians claimci the capture of an importan height in renewed offensive fight ing Maneuver to Attack Axis at El Agheila By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British headciuarlers in Libya for the second day tersely an nounced Saturday nothing to re port as Gen Sir Bernard Mont gomerys 8th army maneuvered for a possibly decisive attack on the German Africa corps at El Agheila a narrow defile between marshy quicksands and the sen BLAST JAPS IN MUNDA AREA All Nippon Buildings Destroyed in Raids WASHINGTON navy cuorlcd Saturday that American ircraft had destroyed all build ngs in the Munda area of Japa icseheld New Georgia island in lie Solomons The a communique lid were carried out Nov 23 am 4 Guadalcanal time while FINAL Georgia Georgia Tech FINAL CHURCHILL TO SPEAK SUNDAY Will Broadcast on Eve of 68th Birthday LONDON Prime Ministe Winston Churchill will make broadcast address to the world a 3 p m Sunday 3 p m C W T on the eve of his 68th birthday it was announced Saturday It was believed ho would spe on the war generally In his last radio speech May 10 second anniversary of the Gor man invasion of Holland and Bel gium and of his assumption of th prime ministry Churchill warnec that Britain would use gas if til Germans did 1 ov 27 American ground patrol Guadalcanal island killed fapanesc and captured number machine guns west of Point ruz which is six miles west of he Guadalcanal air field Another American aerial action was reported for the night of Nov when seven army flying fortresses scored 1C hits onthe at Kahili airdrome near Buin on he island at Bougatn LEAVE DEFENSE POSITIONS FOR MAJOR ATTACK Wedge Between Tunis and Bizerte Sought in Allied Offensive By KOGEK GKEENE Associated Press Editor American British and French troops were reported springing forward in i climactic assault against the axis in Tunisia Satur day as the allied nations stilt thrilled to the heroic scuttling ot the French naval squadron at Tou lon France A U S war department bulletin said allied forces hud repulsed an axis counterattack at Tehourba 13 miles west of Tunis destroying 10 axis tanls V The enemy is generally on the defensive in the Tunisian area the wir department said In an effort to delay the prog ress of our troous the enemy U ittemplinsf to blow up bridges oads and rnilwav Tehourba lies about midway bc ween Tunis and Bizerte The British first army has left ls defense positions for the big offensive said a broadcast from Sub Which Fled Toulon Reaches Spain BARCELONA Spain tP A submarine which escaped from Toulon when the Germans marched in arrived at Barcelona it p m Saturday The com nander of the port advised the submarines captain he must leave within 1B hours or face intern nt according to international Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Drifting MI onand much colder Saturday afternoon and Saturday night Stronj winds Continued cold Sunday forenoon IOWA Colder Saturday and Sun day forenoon considerably colder in east antl soutli central portions Sunday forenoon light snow in central portion and light rain changing to light snow in cast portion Saturday night occasional light snow in portion Sunday forenoon mod erately strong winds MINNESOTA Continued cold Saturday night and Sunday forenoon occasional light in extreme east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximvim Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation Snow YEAIi AGO Maximum Minimum 17 17 in in 110 Iowa Michigan ID FINAL Boston College Holy Cross alliedheld Algiers Sirijis reports said allied tcaopx had advanced within 12 miles of Tunis the capital southern an chor of the axis fortified zone along the northeast toast of Tu nisia The nnzicomrollecl Paris radio admitted that the allies bolstered jy reinforcements were laimcli nf a series of violent attacks igainst the TunisBizcrte arc of defenses The broadcast also reported that allied troops had infiltrated into axis lines in heavy fighting at Mejcs El Bab 21 miles south west of Tunis Allied dispatches already have reported the cap lure of Mcjcz El Bab an im portant communications hub Details of the new offensive were scurac but the Berlin radio previously acknowledged that al lied troops had started hammering a wedge between Tunis and Bi zerte in an attempt to split the two key axis strongholds following a clash with German and Italian at Mateur 25 miles south of Across the Mediterranean muffled explosions still boomed throughout the night from the hulks of three score French war ships in Toulon harbor sunk by French seamen Friday in the greatest mass scuttling since the destruction of the German fleet it Scapa Flow at the end of the 10H 1018 World war Berlin radio broadcasts aflcr first declaring that some ot the French men owar were saved by German troops admitted Satur day that the tlect mostly scuttled herself Washington official quarters urged caution in the story of the wholesale scuttling at face value pointing out that the information came from enemy or cnomvconlrolled sources There was little disposition in London however to question the accounts Observers generally agreed lhat the dramatic suicide ended a major allied anxiety lest the pow erful French squadron be seized by Hitler and joined with the Ital ian fleet in the Mediterranean Would Isolate Tunis Bizerte ALLIED HEADQUARTERS North Africa British first army throwing back axis defenders at a rate of 20 miles in 24 hours is driving straight for Tunis intending lo take it by slorm and isolate Bizerte for later attack it was made known Satur day ri tndcr Lieut Gen Kenneth A X Anderson the first army supported by American mobile units smashed its way 20 miles up the main railroad toward FINAL ;