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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 31, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP DEPARTMENT Of HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DES UOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 31 1942 TillS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE j AVAii j JL vyxHUlt Ol ima IAiKK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OWE NO 19 Oeat NflZI DWfVoo Leatherneck Uses Jon Gunc nn Dftniv niuinr ALLIED AIRMEN women KEEP CONTROLMust Fm 3 OF DESERT SKY British Army Holds All Objectives Set for It in First Week BULLETIN LONDON W British eighth army having consoli dated all gains in its weekold offensive in the Egyptian des ert was reported Salurdajr by DNB official German news agency to have resumed the attack early Saturday morning Reuters heard the German broadcast For the resump tion of the attack General Montgomery has brought up re inforcements especially of Ullery and tanks DNB was quoted The agency said how ever that no news of the aclual fighting was yet avail able CAIRO eighth army maintained its gains in the Egyptian desert Friday and boat oft a number of axis counterat tacks with losses to the enemy a British communique announced Saturday Allied airmen meanwhile continued to hold control of the skies and blasted repeatedly at enemy airdromes fortified posi tions and other targets the bul letin said ot allied heavy bombers was leportedl to have wmged its way acioss the Medi terranean to attack Crete At least lour enemy planes were shot down over the Egyptian battlefront and many others were damaged headquar ters said Four large enemy air cralt were reported destroyed by twinengined lighters which at tacked the airdrome at El Adem Some enemy divebombers were active over British positions in the desert the communique said but for the second successive day Malta was free from air attack The British put their own air losses in the Mediterranean the ater at three planes Knifed States fighters took part in a number of dogfights Friday to contribute to the maintenance of allied air su periority TJ S air force head quarters reported one Messer schmitt 109 definitely shot down and several others damaged while all American planes re turned As the British campaign to smash Field Marshal Rommels axis armies entered its second week dispatches from the front in dicated the eighth army had gained and held all objectives set for it There was no indication of how far the allied troops have moved through the maze of axis mine fields and desert strong pajnls or how soon the expected clash of DELAY SIGNUP FOR GAS RATIONS Public Registration to Be Nov 12 to 14 WASHINGTON if Public registration for gasoline rationing outside of the east was postponed Saturday until Nov 12 13 and 14 Officials of the office of price administration disclosing this Saturday said rationing would be gin on a nationwide basis how ever as scheduled on Nov 22 The original registration dales were Nov 9 10 and 11 On Ihe int fcApuuiea ciasfl of new dates all car owners outside major tank units would come but o the east where gasoline ration tiie general situation appeared to InS is already in effect will go to be developing favorably for the schoolhouses to file applications allied cause and get their A ration coupons One report said that allied inPersons who feel entitled to ad fanlrymen had pushed back axis ditional gasoline will then apply troops more than a half mile on to local ration boards for supple the northern side of their salient allotments Wednesdaynight Many enemy tanks were destroyed and many prisoners taken these reports said Seek Unused Filling Stations as Method to Solve Housing Shortage CLEVELAND W Lace cur issnsj gasoline once was sold And vacant store rooms auto mobile showrooms and country under way on steps to alleviate a housing shortage A subcommittee Saturday the conversion of unused to combat a house stnTck Million Jobs WASHINGTON UG Secre tary of Labor Frances Perkins said Saturday that 3000000 wom en would have to be recruited into essenlial and nonessential industries between now and Dec 1 1043 She discussed the nations great need for women workers at a press conference during which she revealed that em ployment in civilian nonagri cultural establishments reached an alltime peak of 38303000 at midSeptember an increase of 2247000 six per September 1941 President Roosevelt told his press conference Friday the sov ernmcnt is considering registra tion of women but that he did not envision their being drafted Miss Perkins said women were needed not only in war industries but also in other jMaces where they could replace men trans ferred to war jobs The speed with which women will be ab sorbed into industry she added will depend upon the speed with which the men they are to re place aredrafted into the armed services Women must realize that dish washing is just as patriotic a duty as running a lathe1 Miss Perkins said By replacing men in res taurants they permit them to go into war industries Dishwashing is just as important in the overall effort The secretary said that 4 500000 additional workers will neededbyindustries be tween now and Dec 1 1943 Of this total she added 3000000 will be women Miss Perkins emphasized that the nation was for from reaching the bottom of the banel from which its employables come Asked whether she had decided how to get women out of factor ies and back into their homes after the war she said Ill marry them to trie sol diers adding as a matter of fact nature will lake care of lhat problem as 90 per cent women want to live in of our homes and engage in normal family re lationships Is First to Donate Returns to Hunt for Donation CAMDEN S Car F N McCorkic in keeping with his office was the first to donate a key in a drive to collect old keys here Then he headed home A few minules later be was back was his front door key 12 Killed Hit and Run Driver DES MOINES Twelve yearold John W Casaday Jr was injured fatally Friday night ftsa the conversion of nnucorf u Ingn near his home here Wit th that YEAR AGO the boy sped away on highway 6 toward the city limits Liberty Alight on 56th Birthday since the torch on the Statue of Liberty BeSIoes island New York har bor has been extinguished to conform with dimout regula tions but it flared for an hour on the statues 56th birthday Charmainc Stadler is pictured above pressink the button that lighted the torch REDS DECLARE HITLERS 1942 PLAN SMASHED Pravda Says Setback Is Worst Suffered by Nazis Since Moscow Stood MOSCOW A communist parly spokesman declared Satur day thai the red armys stand at Stalingrad had shattered Adolf Hitlers strategic plan for 1942 which called for seizure of the whole of south Russia in a whirl wind three weeks campaign The report ou fie 100 days battle which started with the nazi attack on the Don river bend came as dispatches from the fiRhtintr front said soviet forces in Stalingrad were hold inp their lines despite continu ing nazi assaults Writing in Ihe communist par ty newspaper Pravda Grigori Alcxandrov propaganda chief of the parly called the Gorman setback the greatest suffered by the nazi war machine since the battle for Moscow last autumn Russian lines held everywhere Saturday although the size and frocily of German attacks in the vital Nalchik area of Ihe Cau casus rivaled those in Stalingrad The Germans threw 1000 men and eight tanks against a factory area in northern Stalin grad in another of innumer able efforts to break through jriver Xhree tanks disabled and 200 Germans killed MOORE LAUDS HERRING STAND Former State Official Issues Statement DES MOINES R Moore of Cedar Rapids former republican lieutenant governor of Iowa announced Saturday that he will support United States Sena tor Clyde L Herring DIa in the election Tuesday Regardless of politics the vast majority of we common people want in public places ability hon esty and experience Those quali ties are in Senator Herring Moore said in a radio address pre pared for delivery Saturday For 40 years I have liad some personal acquaintance with Iowa senators Among them have been men of eminent ability Cummins for statesmanship Dollivcr for oratory and Kcnyon for knowledge of the law Yet not one of them surpassed Herring in devotion to duty and in prompt and sympa thetic service to constituents Moore appointed to the slate board of parole in 1937 by Gov Nelson G Kraschel a demo crat Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY much change in temperature Saturday after noon through Sunday forenoon lowest temperature Saturday 26 in city and 22 in country Trr j ui i Slightly colder extreme the Germans miKht fight all pncl irtn i m east portion continued cold in central nnd west portions Sat urday night and Sunday fore noon MINNESOTA Slightly warmer Saturday extreme northeast and cast central portion not much change in temperature Saturday night scattered light snow flurries extreme north mn nnrthiNnct n Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum Iowa Purdue 4 29 30 41 36 EXCISE LEVIES Iowa Purdue START SUNDAY Price Increases to Han3eH foCorisumer WASHINGTON WTlle t wiv He na In the Nalchik area 1000 torn1 tion biggest Halloween bob my gunners 65 tanks and arm ored cars and swarms of planes incPCCrrint lir iirnfTnt i i incessantly a locality i lutdiii V perhaps Nalchik the sov iet high command said The Ger mans did not advance and four armored cars IK tanks 20 loaded trucks and 240 Germans were de stroyed The noon communique sum marized fighting 011 these major fronts In he Stalingrad area there was stubborn defensive fighting A German baltalioii 1000 men supported by eight tanks attacked a factory area but were broken up and three tanks disabled An other attack was repulsed after eight hours and a company 200 men of Hitlcriles annihilated In the Lanchik area there was fierce fighting A battalion of enemy tommy gunners and 65 tanks and armored cars sup ported by planes incessantly at tacked a locality but all were re pulsed and four armored cars and 18 tanks destroyed On another sector two enemy attacks were repulsed 240 dead left on the battlefield and 20 loaded trucks blown up At both SlalhiKratl lni jai chik the Germans frenzied al were dictated by winter It has snowed in both areas at any time the Germans can cv pcct blizzards that may mean their disaster The Germans presumably ex pected to set up a winter line if and when they take Stalingrad But they have been at the job 69 days From Nalchik which they claim to have taken they hoped to drive to Ordzhonikidze terminus of the Georgian military highway 50 miles to the south casl The Georgian highway leads over Ihe already freezing Cauca sus mountains to Tiflis and the comparatively balmy tempera tures ot transCaucasus where new excise taxes aimed at hiking the treasurys take by SfiOOQOOOO during No vember customers to the counters lastminute buying sprees across the country Saturday But the semiluxury nature of most articles hit by the heavy federal levies which take effect Sunday kcnl the pur chasing lines reasonably short as compared to the prcration ing runs on such commodities as coffee and sugar Under terms of Ihe record ax bill which became law less Iban two weeks ago Nov 1 heralds increases in excise taxes on li quor beer wines cigarcts cigars lubricating oil slot machines photographic apparatus and train bus and plane fares In most cases machinery to shift the burden off the shoulders manufacturers wholesalers and retailers was already set up ready to hand the burden of price increases directly to the consum er However the former were warned by the office of price ad ministration not to tack any ad j dilions to the exact amount of the tax increases OPA announced the new taxes would be passed oa io smokers and drinkers at rales revolving around a half cent a package on and 50 cents a quart on 100proof whisky Buyers must be per mitted enough purchases to even out the penny where pos as two packs of cijarcls Generally speaking the tax in crease on any given article will be passed on to the purchaser if the fraction is a half cent or larg er Anything under hat must be absorbed by the seller OPA ruled tcr There is manganese a stra tegic war material around Ord zhonikidze Report New Series of Strikes in France and extreme northeast porUon ERN A new scries of Saturday strikes was reported Saturday to have broken out in France es pecially ir the HautSovoie prov f report for work FINAL ince of vorker n Germany Annccy to the Swiss telegraph agency listed strikes in Annecy Marnaz Scionzier in the watch making region of Closes and at Anncmacc Solve Jack o Lantern Problem in Areas Under DimOut Orders SEATTLE The Jack o Lantern problem has been solved C T Batcmaii a lighting en gineer at civilian defense head quarters thought Jack o Lanterns should be snuffed because of dimout regulations any difference Then the ninth regional fense board stepped in Its ruling No lanterns Wisconsin Ohio State FINAL 00 at End of First Period G Curran Lnincrhich LINEUPS LE LT LG C RG RT RE QB Rlt FB Purdue STcCaHrev Slncllinc DeMaria Hurrle JtiiXKieri French Shinier llajzyk Stmhm Aiulretcich IOWA Iowa Hawk eyes and Purdue Boilermakers battled to 00 at the end of the first period in a fast game here Saturday afternoon FIRST QUARTER Curran returned tlic kick from the five to the 28 hit left tackle to the 32 Curran broke through the middle to the 30 for a first down Ferguson ploughed to the 50 for another first down Burbour let Farmers pass slip off his fin gers Strahm returned Youels kick from Ihe 13 to the 30 made five into the line Bachman plunged for four Andrelich picked up a first down on the 44 Iowa suf fered a five yard offside penalty Strahm made three at center Andretieh picked up three for a first down on Iowas 44 Andre tieh s lo Smcrko was no good Bachman slid off left tackle foi FORECAST VOTE OF 33000000 Expect Few in Armed Services WiHBallot WASHINGTON canvass of the best available sources in dicated Saturday that because of the war and an apparent general apathy toward politics only be tween 35000000 persons arc likely to vote in next Tuesdays elections War develop ments could change Ihe estimate This is 15000000 or more un der tlic recordbreaking turnout in the presidential year of 1940 and is also below the total vote for congress in the offyear elec tions of 1038 Some estimates placed this yearsprobable vote even file level of the congressional elections of ISM when only 32800000 cast ballots An Associated Press compilation of official registrations and unof ficial estimates of eligible voters by stales showed that 53fil3052 had qualified to vote Tuesday Al lowing foimore than the usual number of stayathomes because of the war it was calculated that 34826541 ov about 65 per cent of the eligibies would vote Officials based their light vote predictions on the fact thai hun dreds of thousands have joined the armed forces and few will take Ihe trouble to vote although where possible they may do so by mail General disinterest migration of who have not lived in states lon first on Ihe 33 dretirh M was spilled for a yard loss and1 llCrrnew SIalcs cnousil io yum ios and may not trouble them selves to vole by mail in the old gasoline and Iowa took over on downs fumbled on an end run and Ycllon recovered but the Hawks took a 15 yard penalty Curran went around end for a 19 Jarc gain Youel tried left tackle for four Ferguson made it a first down on the 10 Youel picked up fliree into the line Ferguson plunged for six and then made it ai first down on the Purdue 48 Curran fumbled and Andrcticii recovered on the 50 Boilermakers were will serve to keep light officials said tire all the ballotin President Roosevelt Friday urged all citizens to go to the polls Tuesday because as he put it ballots are as necessary as bullets in keeping democracy aiivc as ticks pass on the Iowa 48 and was stopped en the 4 Andrclicii made nothing i the middle Andrelichs pass to McCaffry was long Iowa took over on the 27 replaced Ferguson in backfield for Iowa Ukncs drove to the 34 en an end run as quar ter ends Iowa 0 Purdue 0 Germans Continue to Broadcast Claims of Raging Convoy Fights mout regulations YORK Germans W there confirmation tha and that in one attack Friday de Uboats sank 18 allied merchant men totalling 131000 tons near the Canary islands BADLY DAMAGE AT LEAST TWO JAP WARSHIPS Secretary Knox Says First Round in Battle of Solomons Is Ended WASHINGTON Uncle Sams grip on Ihe vital Guadal canal airfield clenched lighter Saturday as Japans fighting ves sels disappeared from the Solo mons battle scene with at least two more ot her ships and prob ably four heavily damaged by allied aerial bombs The threat of a major Nip ponese naval assault to recap ture the stubbornlyheld island airbase was dispelled tem porarily even as bombinp Vlitues under Gen Douglas MacArthurs Australian com mand again plastered qu enemy snipping base with explosives hilliiiK a warship twice setting another vessel nblnzc and probably damaging an aircraft carrier and a cruiser Proudly Secretary of Die Navy Knox told Friday of Uic retire ment of the Japanese warships from the Guadalcanal area leav yallanl force of United States marines and soldiers in possession of every inch of ground we ever controlled1 on the balllericideti island Some of Uic Risins Suns ships nacl returned lo their bases Knox said and others departed to un disclosed destinations Bui he made it clear there was no telling when they would return for a stab at Guadalcanal or at Ameri can bases in the New Hebrides New Caledonia is lands While cautioning against re garding retirement of the Japa nese fleet too optimistically the navy secretary expressed a great reeling of pride in the way our men have met the onslaught They have done a superb job he said adding that arc tn as complete control of the situation in Guadalcanal as we ever have Al the end of round one as Knox called it on departure of the enemy fleet the Japanese since opening of the battle of the Solo mons have lost at least 11 ships with three more probably sunk and 04 damaged The U S navy lias announced 1S vessels sunk and one damaged Meanwhile Knox Ice In red there has been no interruption in our to the island and presumably American forces were taking advantage of the absence of the enemys fleet to rush reinforcements and sup plies to the Guadalcanal garrison The latest raid of MacAr thurs bombers was accom plished Friday night Australian lime without the lass of a plane anil was regarded as Ihe most damaging aerial blow lo the Japanese in many clays f Tivenlysevcn uus of bombs were dropped on the enemy ship ping concentration at Bum har bor at the southern tip of Bou gainville island in the northern Solomons some 300 miles from Guadalcanal The first of three waves raiders scored two hits on a heavy cruiseor battleship and dropped other bombs very close to n light cruiser and an airplane carrier the MatArthur commu nique said probably causing extensive damage Heavy bombers which tailed lne formations reported setting vessel aflame and ENGLEWOOD N J Charles A Lindbergh former ncl in the U S army reserve hasB lwo hits on a de bccn classified 3B by bis selective service board The classification is given to married men with de pendents who are engaged in war produclion Lindbergh who is 40 years old has four children and is employed as a consultant at the Ford Motor companys Willow nun bomber plant in Michigan DKIVE NETS 100 TONSSCRAP ST ANSGAR The newspaper scrap metals collection drive this week brought in 100 tons of scrap melal on Tuesday alone Twenty five trucks and more than 100 men and high school boys par ticipated Coffee and doughnuts were served to the workers by a group of women and girls Indiana Iowa Seahawks FINAL Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobcGazcltc carrier boy Penn Army FINAL Prepare Assault Against Kokoda SOMEWHERE IN N E W GUINEA troops nc tupicd Alola on the north slope of the Owen Stanley mountains Friday and prepared Saturday In descend the precipitous trail for an assault on Kokoda a Japanese strong point The occupation of Alola was made possible Wednesday night when allied forces wiped out ar enemy pocket somewhere north west of the Eora creek village which the allies passed in their advance last week Three separate units bore down on the enemy position one one from each 1 Notre Dame Novy FINAL ;