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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES INKS tA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PBESS WIRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 22 1942 1UVVA TilUKHlJAY OCTOBER 22 1942 TWS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO REDS CLAIM GAINS AS SNOWS FALL Plan 15 Hemp Plants in North Iowa to Handle New Type Crop FARMERS TO BE ASKED TO RAISE 60000 ACRES Factories to Be Built With Federal Funds to Manufacture Rope DES MOINES farm ers in northern and central willhave m opportunity next year to raise a new crop It is hemp usedin the manu facture of rope E A Kimball chairman ot the Iowa industrial and defense commission an nounced Wednesday night hat about 15 processing plants will be constructed to handle the out put Iowa farmers will be asked to raise 60000 acres of the fib rous plant which requires no cultivation so that the only labor ihxolved is in the seed ing and harvesting J The area in which the proces sing plants will be located lies north of a line extending from northern Kossuth county to Boone thence east to Cedar Rap ids and north to Charles City The plants will be built with federal funds The government also will supply theseed which has been produced this year in Kentucky Growing contracts will be ne farmers Io within a processing plant The seedbed is prepared in the same manner as the seed bed forcorn The seed is sown in April and the hemp is cut in September The hemp must lie on the ground for from two Jo six weeks for curing alter it is cut A good crop should yield about 2Us tons an acre according to Dean Buchanan of the Iowa Stdte college agricultural extension department Contracts now being drawn would assure the farmer of a ton for first quality hemp down to S20 per ton for fourth quality Importance of hemp develop ment has been stressed with the shutting off of main sources of supply in the Southwest Pacific with the advance of the Japanese According to Dean Buchanan farmers would receive S50 a ton for first quality hemp a ton for second a ton for third and for fourth Dean Buchanan and members of his staff have been making a survey for suitable ground on which to raise native hemp They found that the proper soil and cli mate is in North Iowa f The plants are to be built with special funds furnished by a subsidiary of the Commodity Credit corporation Towns in which the plants are to be located will be selected with view to providing the least possible disturbance to agricul ture labor A committee selected by the Mason City Chamber of Com merce to work on the project is made up of Maion E Olson M CLawson and Earl Dean Advantages of Mason City as a possible site for a hemp proces sing plant were discussed in Washington with officials by B A Webster representative ot the Mason City Chamber of Com merce who returned recently after spending 2 months in the capital Each factory according to in formation received here would employ about 100 men Thc area considered best adapted for growing hemp ex tends from the Red River valley in North Dakota and Minnesota across Minnesota through a por lions of North Iowa includ ing certain parts of southtVn Wis consin northern Illinois Indian and into Kentucky The mills will be provi Is understood with the nei harvesting machinery It is able that the mill will also one operator with the rnach it being understood that farmers will provide all other bor iry ib id v l e la H M S Anson Tries Its Guns FLYING FORTS UrgeWickard Award E to SMASH 9 PLANES Counties for Butter Output Creamery Operators Declare Dairy Labor 3 American Craft Are Lost in Lorient Raid LONDON HP Nine enemy fighters were destroyed by United States flying fortresses in their raid Wednesday on the German submarine base at Lorient France headquarters ofjhe United States army aitforces announced Thurs day Interrogation of the bombing crews indicated that the engage ment in which these planes were destroyed began as the flying for tresses crossed the enemy coast on their way to the target said the statement issued by the headquar ters of the eighth air force USA Formations of FW ISOs at tacked the bombers and a contin uous running battle was fought until the planes neared the vicin ity of Quinperle Three of our bombers are missing Both transmitters of the Ger mancontrolled Hilversum radio in Holland went off the air between 1 and p m Thursday the Dutch news agency said indica ting that allied planes might be in the region Hilversum in cen tral Holland is in an area recently hardhit by the allies in blows against nazi rail and water trans port in the Netherlands armynavy E to any county which produces as much or more butter fat in as it did in 1942 was HUNT KISSING SALESMAN TULSA Okla young curlylocked magazine salesman who gives kisses with or without subscriptions is sought by police Several young women have com plained of the advances which accompany his sales talks vresniery ciation and the Iowa Association of Local Creameries in convention here Wednesday The labor problem is becom Int acute in the dairy industry it was pointed out and the award would be well merited Individual producers should be given the same award as indus trial workers it was suggested in the same resolution The dairy industry does not want butter prices to go higher it was emphasized in the conven tion discussions The present but tcrfat prices of from 50 to 54 cents a hundred pounds arc sufficient If labor or other costs should in crease it would be preferable for the government to reimburse the producer rather than for thc price to be raised to the con sumer it was suggested To prevent the continued re duction in the production of dairy products due to the serious farm Jabor shortage another resolu tion stated we appeal to the war production board to grant higher Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Slightly colder Thursday afternoon through Friday forenoon temperature slightly below freezing Friday morning occasional light show ers or snow flurries Thursday afternoon strong winds Thurs day afternoon and Thursday night IOWA Scattered light showers early Thursday afternoon colder Thursday night lowest temper ature somewhat below freezing in West and north portions con tinued cold Friday forenoon MINNESOTA Occasional snow flurries Thursday afternoon and early Thursday night slightly colder extreme east and south portions Thursday night Low est temperatures well below freezing extreme north portion and slightly below south and central portions Thursday night Continued cold Friday forenoon Moderately strong winds Thurs day afternoon and evening IN MASON CITY Globetazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 59 lUin Wednesday night 33 At 8 a m Thursday 34 Rain 14 inches The rain Wednesday night and the heavy wind earlier marked the end of the beautiful stretch of weather for two weeks YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Problem Becoming Acute A joint ion petitioning to award the priority on material used in the manufacture of milking ma chines W Other resolutions indorsed the work of the Iowa dairy in dustry commission and asked the legislature to reenact the assessment Jaw to continue the campaign and also supported to voted on Nov 3 which prevent diversion of gas oline taxes and automobile li cense fees from the highways All officers of the Iowa Cream ery Operators association were reelected at the directors meeting Wednesday evening They include R A Bartlett Siblcy president O O Hauskins North Engish vice president and Gene Kelley Em metsburg secretarytreasurer F R Signs Record Breaking Tax Measure WASHINGTON record breaking portion ot American in come was drafted into Hie war of fort Thursday by the nations big gest tax program President Roosevelt signed the measure into law late Wednesday Jess than an hour and a half after he received it from congress The first effects will be felt on Nov l when in creased excise taxes on liquor cigarets cigars and kindred items go into effect REPULSE FLANK THRUST AT US ON SOLOMONS U S Planes Continue Attacks 2 American Destroyers Are Lost BULLETIN WASHINGTON minor enemy thrust against the west ern flank of American positions 011 Guadalcanal island has been repulsed the navy announced Thursday and there has been no material change in the mili tary situation in the Solomon islands A navy communique said the attack occurred Oct 20 That night an enemy bomber believed to have been on a reconnaissance mission over Guadalcanal was shot Uoivn by antiaircraft fire from the American batteries American war planes the communique said have contin ued to seek uut and bomb ciicmy froop and supply con centrations on Guadalcanal but there was no report of surface ship activity and no indication of any additional enemy land ings on the island By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American warplanes were offi cially credited Thursday with blasting anew at Japans sea borue invasion forces in tlie Solo mon islands crippling an enemy cruiser and a destroyer while on the New Guinea front Australian troops again drove the Japanese into retreat The loss of two U S destroy ers 1510 ton OBrien and the 1630 ton Meredith vas acknowledged but the navy the OBrienV crew and many from were believed saved Meanwhile Chinas Generalis simo Chiang Kaishek announced in Chungking that the Chinese armies were making all possible preparations for a counter offen sive against Japan The Japanese have reached the peak of their offensive power and are now on the decline Gen Chiang said Allied victory is certain In the Solomons powerful American and Japanese naval air and land forces were reported jockeying for positions in prelude to a showdown battle for the 900 mile long south seas archipelago Regular V S army troops and marines skirmished ivitli the enemy in the northwest area of Guadalcanal island but there was still no sign of a major Japanese land offensive to re gain the prize Guadalcanal air field The navy said American air planes continued to bomb enemy positions and ammunition dumps Wedr HovlandI Tops Iowa Buttermakers SEE STORY ON INSIDE PAGE ami MrHovland is district Af Ha ms Oohwin who pholli Darlan Rushes to Dakar to Pledge Aid in Case of Attack C l i Speaks to Populace Nazis Declare Port Seriously Threatened VICHY Jean Francois Darlan Thursday ar ved at Dakar with a message from Marshal Henri Philippe Pc tain promising every assistance in event of any new attack on the west African port Darlan a r r i v e d nt Dakar Jnesday night by plane on a lurried trip from Vichy He addressed thc populace by reading a message from Pe ain praising their devotion to Trance and their victorious re sistance against the British al ack ot September 1940 He said that France would spare nothing in thc defense of Dakar against any new at tack V Dakar for which so many Frenchmen paid with their lives ic said is every day nearer to mr hearts despite its The German Transoccan agen cy in a report from Vichy said political quarters attach the jreatest political importance to Admiral Darlans visit to Dakar the most seriously threatened point oi the French colonial cm lire The report said Darlan was mxious to convince himself that all military preparations have been made to meet any attack on Dakar or other parts of French Africa Pctains message to the people of Dakar said that you know better than anyone else that there not the slightest reason for any menace With the most legitimate pride Pctain said I affirm that despite the greatest diffi culties France has never broken her word since the armistice I assure you she will not break herword New menaces threaten you to day Petains message s a i d While in other parts ot the em pire heroic defenders are falling under the weight of numbers presumably a reference to Mada gascar Ho said he hat no doubt Dakar will reply to any aggression in the same manner as in September 1940 There have been reports that Dakar had been used by the Ger mans as a submarine base ADMIRAL DARLAN on the island and attacked Japa nese shipping U S navy planes scored at least one bomb hit on a Japanese cruiser off Guadalcanal on the night of Oct 1820 bringing it to a dead stop and American dive bombers attacked three en emy destroyers near thc same place Oct 18 damaging one of them In addition 12 Japanese planes were reported shot down On the New Guinea front Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquar ters announced that Australian jungle fighters had cut into the Japanese flank in the Owen Stan Icy mountains and forced the enemy into a new retreat United nations headquarters said allied heavy bombers struck again at the big Japanese base at Rabaul Guinea setting large fires nncl attacked Japanese oc cupied Timor island north of Aus tralia Report Rommel to Open Drive on Egypt Syria By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Reports reaching Cairo late i Thursday said German Field Msr shal Erwin Rommel who recently returned to the north African front from Berlin had been ordered to launch a twin offensive against Egypt and into Syria from the axisoccupied Greek islands of the eastern Mediterranean These advices said Rommel had been placed in supreme command of axis land sea and air forces in the Mediterranean area Rommels reported instructions to take the offensive breaking a lull of many weeks on the Egyp tian front coincided with greatly increased air fighting over the bat tlefield and followed reports that strong axis reinforcements have been moving across the Mediter ranean to north Africa Axis dispatches said more than 400 planes fought in a big aerial battle over the desert earlier this week Petain Wont Broadcast Nazi Plea to Workers FRONTIER Marshal Henri Philippe Petain was reported Thursday to have refused to broadcast a plea to French workers to go to Ger manyswar factories and unrest against the attempted mobiliza tion was said to have tied up many French railroad operations DIES VISITING SICK OMAHA Rev Elias Tsaousis 50 pastor ot St Johns Greek Orthodox church was summoned Thursday to the home of Joe George who had liicd Mr Tsaousis suffered a heart attack at thc George home and died at a hospital a short time later FOR YOUR BOY IN THE SERVICE On Friday Oct 30 the GlobeGazette will issue a special edition carrying holiday greetings to North Iowa men in the armc I This early almost two months ahead of Ins IT IS THE DESIRE OF THE GLOBE EVERY nccnry The GlobeGazette has an alphabetical arranged list of Umost wo thousand service mens names These inchide the 750 o worn the Victory Eation was sent last June and a larger number to whom f C bCC by this s ce tha tn c NAZI DISPATCH STRESSES BAD WEATHER AGAIN Series of Russian Triumphs Indicates German Drive Broken By ROGEU D GREENE Associated Tress War Editor Winters first snowfall whU cned the steppes north ot Stalin grad Thursday as the red armies reported a series of triumphs in dicating that the backbone of Adolf Hitlers crucial October of fensive had been virtually broken It was the 53th day in the sicse ot Stalingrad German field headquarters asserted broadly that further stubbornly defended pillboxes and barricades were taken in the bitter battle The nazi communique again stressed bad weather conditions and for the second consecutive flay acknowledged that Marshal t e m c o n Timoshenkos armies were hammering violently against the German left flank between the Don and Volga rivers The Hitler command declared however that strong Russian at tacks hac been repelled by the German and Rumanian air force Capping Wednesdays report that the German assault was ebb ing soviet headquarters and mili tary dispatches credited the Rus sians with these significant feats 1 Capture of an important hill overlooking the city 2 Capture of another height throueh a soviet flanking ma neuver which overran two naii defense lines 3 A major trench raid alone the vital 40mile cnrMn northwest of Stalingrad K which were killed 4 Recapture of several build ings in Stalingrads blood soaked northern factory dis trict where the Germans have thrown perhaps 60000 troops and hundreds of tanks and planes into the attack 5 A stonewall defense else where around the fircblack encd metropolis W With his 1942 timetable already disrupted Hitler now faces the swift approact of winter and the prospect of either withdrawing his siege armies or seeing them huddle in dugouts and trenches in the ruined countryside Dispatches to Uvestia reported thai the steppes across the Don Volga corridor had been trans formed into mudcly bogs with early Octobers n n s c i s o n a 1 warmth giving way suddenly to ram a told wave and the first snow of the season Results of the last seven days of battle in the district of Sialiiigrad show that the enemy is somewhat reducing the tem po of the general offensive Red Star said V w Jforc and more German units in the city district arc expiring Frontline dispatches declared the Russians had beaten off all attacks around a north side fac tory ami a workers settlement then seized the initiative to drive the Germans into rolrcal the region of one of the factories our troops occupied a number of buildings annihilated 150 Hitlerites and destroyed two mortar batteries and five ma chinegun posts the soviet com mand rcporlccl Tivo companies of German in fantry and nine tanks were re ported wiped out in fighting else where about the citv Kcd army headquarters also reported heavy German losses in the Caucasus with 500 nazis annihilated in the IMozdok sec tor gateway to the Grozny oi fields and two companies de stroyed in fiKhtins along the Black Sea coast rossisk Deep snow blanketed the Cau casus mountains bogging down German drives in the tsvo main sccctors This fcvl Hst e cominK edition Doubtless however ked to mail the Globc thc pcrso to thcv JU M Just to make sure that he is not missed whv dont vou send a X1 EDITOR GLOBEGAZETTE MASON Aand is latest address V01 Bel lhis Spccial cciUio to him n f K servicemens addresses down to date u Plobably won t find a belter time than RIGHT NOW to do it al o CHARGES STAMP DES MOINES GT MISSING An Indian ola Iowa mans automobile was towed to police headquarters here several days ago in connection with a minor traffic violation When he called for the car Wed nesday he reported the federal tax stamp was missing KILLED milLE ON DUTY DES MOINES Ruth Moorman Kemble has been noti fied by the navy department that her husband William Ralph Kcm ble formerly connected with a floral company at Cedar Rapid Iowa died in the line of duty Oct 19 iM ;