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··'·8 1 -9 I 'M. I Nazis Attack French Force at Fondouk By PHIL AULT A L L I E D HEADQUARTERS, North Africa, U.R--German armored units are heavily attacking French forces at Fondouk, an important road junction six miles southeast of Uichon, it was disclosed Monday. (Fondoub is 52 miles inland from Sousse, major axis supply port on the east coast of Tunisia.) * * * Official French accounts reported that French infantry and truck-borne cavalry units were being supported by American ·planes and anfi-tank t u n s aeainst the German armored attack. * * * (A French communique broadcast by Radio Morocco said the enemy attacked /'with numerous tanks" Sunday night, scoring initial successes, before they were repulsed.) A considerable force of British tanks reconnaissanced in force Sunday · northeast and southeast of Medjez-El-Bab, 32 miles south- vest of Tunis. They penetrated about five miles in each direction encountering only light anti-tank gun opposition. * * * Althonih weather conditions had improved somewhat, tank operations still were difficult in ·the sticky mud. The rainy season, now near Its height along the north African coast, probably will continue throughout February if this winter is normal. * * * The French indicated that German pressure -on their Fondouk positions was extremely heavy Monday. The Germans won an immediate advantage in their attack Sunday, but a French counterattack drove them back. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TriedJManeuver for F. R. MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1943 "WHITE BOOK" ISSUED BY HULL Warnings of Surprise Nippon Action Given WASHINGTON, (/P)--How close Pearl Harbor came to being a much greater national humiliation than it actually was'is disclosed in the white book issued by Secretary of Slate Hull over the I CaD for Statement by National, State Banks Is Announced WASHINGTON, I.SP) _ T h e comptroller of the currency Monday issued a call for a statement of the condition o£ all National banks at the close of business Thursday, Dec. 31. ' The federal reserve system and the Federal Deposit Insurance corporation sent out similar calls lor bank reports, making this year-end survey of bank condition extend to a total ot 13,416 banks of all kinds--nearly every t*r.nt- ;-- «I , J National w e e k e n d p r o m o t e "a clearer undcr- s t a n d i n g " o£ w a r problems and issues by Americans. The final and m o s t dramatic portion of the book r e v e a l s that nese Grew the Japa n o t only planned months in bank in the country · Calls went to 5,086 - · »...- ,,u u,uu w i » U L l U H U l banks, 1,592 State banks belonging to the federal reserve system ; and 6,738 other state banks. ' \- Although some banks are under the supervision of all three o£ the supervisory federal agencies the calls were split up so that no bank had to make more than one report, although it might have to lurnish copies of the same report to the other agencies CALL ISSUED BY IOW* BANKING DEPARTMENT DES MOINES, (fP)~The state banking department Monday is-. sued_ a call for the condition of the o4a state banks as of Dec. 31. Canadian s h o e factories last year produced 31,500,000 pairs of shoes, an increase of 22 per cent. Relief At Last For Your Cough Creqmulsioa relieves promptly be- «"«* »t goes right to the seat of «£ tn"*lf to help loosen and aroel laden phiegm, and aid nl^re n and ^ raw ' tender, to- bronchial raucous mem- a raucous mem- ?K*f TeU your druggist to sell you S^ 06 .qfCreomulsion with the un" ° e n d i n ou must like the way it · CREOMULSION for Courts, Ches. Colds, Bronchitis .. ... advance for "a surprise mass attack at Pearl Harbor," but did their diplomatic utmost to maneuver Japanese- American peace discussions in such a way that President Roosevelt would be in the hands of the Japanese navy when its torpedo planes stabbed at the heart of American seapower in the Pacific. Ambassador Joseph C. Grew informed the state department on Jan. 27, 19«, of reports that Japan planned the surprise attack in case of "trouble" with the United States. * * * Apparently the Japanese government did not know the American ambassador had got wind of its desiens,, for a few months later if beran urgin? on the state department a plan to bring President Roosevelt and Premier Prince Konoye toe ether aboard a Japanese warship in the Pacific for a "frank exchange of views." * * * Japanese Ambassador Kichisa- bura Nomura broached the sub- I iect to Secretary Hull 011 Aug. 8 when the presence of Japanese troops in French Indo-China was complicating the already strained r e 1 a t i ons between J a p a n and the United States. "The ambas- * sador then in- U quired." s a y s V the White Book, "w h e t h e r i t might be possible to arrange for a meeting of the responsible heads of t h e two g o v e r n - ,,,,,, ments to discuss means of adjusting relations between the two nations." Secreiary Hull's response is not recorded, but a few weeks' later the subject was reppened; this time by a message irom Prince Konoye himself to President Roosevelt, pointing but that in- lormal Japanese-American conversations were getting nowhere in a situation "which might produce unforeseen contingencies" Konoye told the president, says the White book, "that he considered it, therefore, of urgent necessity that the heads of the two governments meet first to discuss from a broad standpoint a!l important problems between Japan Hull Army, Navy Lax, White Book Shows By JACK BELL ' WASHINGTON, (*J--Members of congress were inclined Sunday to view the newly issued American white book as proof that the a r m y and navy disregarded months of warnings by state department officials that the Japanese planned sudden war in the Pacific. * * * Commenting that Secretary of State Hull must surely have communicated this information to the war and navy departments, Chairman Connally (D-Texas) of the senate foreign relations committee told reporters it was unfortunate that the warning was not heeded by those whose duty it was to stand guard in a distant outpost and to heed important warnings that affected the nation's secur- "If Ihe army and navy departments' knew what the state department says it knew," Cou-' nally continued, "their tragic negligence of our security in Hawaii is all the more significant. f * * * Admiral Husband E. Kimmel commander-in-ehief of the Pacific fleet, and Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short commander of the Hawaiian military department, were relieved of their commands shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack. Subsequently, the navy and war departments announced that preparation of charges for trial by court-martial had been ordered but that trial would not be held until such time as public interest and safety would permit Senator Taft (R-Ohio) said the disclosures in the book bore out his previous belief that the state department was "in the clear," particularly in view of the revelation that Hull had told the British ambassador Nov. 29 1911, only ei*ht days before the surprise Japanese assault, that the diplomatic part of our relations with Japan was virtually over and that the matter will now go to the officials of-the army and navy." "It was just mental isolation that made the Pearl Harbor attack possible." he declared. AIR YA LISTENED? Wallace Beery Stars on Lux Theater Wallace Beery, veteran of countless Hollywood screen R.rf-» » tar «^» KGLO-CBS Monday, at 8 p. in., in a "Lux fouids" Adaptation of the screenplay "The Bugle * * * * * * * * Producer Ceci! B . DeMille h a s and the United States the entire Pacific area ' covering In a conversation with Secretary Hull the same day Au e . ·iS) Ambassador Nomura said Pnnce Yonoye planned to meet the president "in a Japanese warship," and that his government was "very anxious that the meetins be held at the earliest possible moment " * * * Hull was cool to this suggestion, although the then recent meeting of President Roosevelt land Prim? Minister Churchill aboard a warship in the Atlantic - -...*....... luuut; L i l t Japanese, proposal technically in- Does Your Home Need FIRST AID? THANKS TO THAT FIRST NATIONAl F-H-A- LOAN PLAN , goes through a of modern improve af creditable Job al] you need is the co- of a capable builder p] Ufi a special -pe of NaU 1 !JI provemcnt Loa » 'vhich the Firs on a basis of Personal Loan Department FIRST NATIONAL BANK *~*n° F M A S O N C I T Y , ,. . , he thought an agreement in principle on the main issues should be reached before any meeting of the president and the premier. On Sept. 6 Ambassador Grew informed Hull that Konoye assured him Japanese army and navy leaders were very favorable to the .proposed high seas conference; that the navy would send along a full admiral and the army its vice chief of staff. * * * The While book does not say whether Hull suspected treachery, but mentions the fact that the military element responsible for Japanese aggression would be 'heavily represented" at the conference was a factor in this government's disapproval of the plan. * * ·¥ But the Japanese were persistent. "Throughout September, 1941 · says the White book, "the Japa'- nese government continued to urge upon the United Slates an early meeting between the president and the Japanese prime minister. On Sept. 23 the Japanese ambassador told Secretary Hull that such a meeting would have a psychological effect in Japan by setting Japan on a new course that it would counteract the influence of pro-axis elements and provide support for the elements desiring peaceful relations with the United States. "During a conversation with Secretary Hull on Sept. 29 the ambassador said that if the proposed meeting should not take Place it might be difficult for the Konoye regime to stay in office and that it it fell it was likely to be fallowed by a less moderate government. T h e a m b a s s a d o r handed to Secretary Hull a paper expressing views of the Japanese government on the proposed meeting. In this it was hinted that the meeting 'would mark an epochal turn for good in Japanese- American relations': that should the meeting not take place, there might never be another opportunity and the repercussions might be 'most unfortunate' It stated that the ship to carry the prime minister was ready: that his suite, including a full general and a full admiral, had been privately appointed: that the party was prepared to depart at any moment. Finally, it stated that any further delay in arranging for uie meeting would put the Japanese government in a 'very deli^ P «?, rf i io «' and again em P" a - sizcd that there was urgent necessity for holdina the meeting at the earliest possible date '' * * * Despite this increasing Japanese pressure. verging on threats or most unfortunate" consequences. Hull continued to cold- shoulder the proposal. * * * So the Japanese finally gave up WALLACE BEERY --Sergeant J.300 K I L O C V C L E S Monday P. 4:0» 4:34) Ate You a Genius. CBS 4:43 BCD Beraie. Wrlzley Cum CBS 0:00 TII Time Tune r.:3o Thr« £·» of Siftly 5:»r. WolU Tod.j. CBS * ! J» £ e TM «' "« N.tion. r. C. * E. B:lj Sou» »)r Ihe Dlnnlni Sister, G:3B JXoiih American Insurance «:3S KCLO Fomm (i:*5 SpgrU Camera ·:M Lest We Forret 1:15 American Leflon ~:30 Eventide Echoes 7:»J News o( tnt Worla, Vinee Mus '" »"« Theater. Lux Soap. CBS I? £" y '··m»«i« , Orcnestra. CBS 11:00 Presi Neirj, CBS 11:0.1 Ship Field's Orchestra. CBS i : 2 S" Bl "" isl »'« OMlcJtra. CBS 2:00 frcs! Newi. CBS -':U Si»n OH Tuesday, Jan. 5 Oawn Batroi Markets *:00 O 2:00 C»r|ill Products Fro ( rin, ;:!·! Bible Broadcast. Radio Chapel I!.? 555? T '"« w'l Damon's i Morning Concert 9 Cheerful Little Earfil, Tliy H ; ft" 1 "'"'* Ch/Mren, Vttatcr Bread Foods lu.-.-.TJ Mcel the Bind '0:u Home Io»n Stwi CBS" Sm " !l Sp " k '- c 3J:]j Ir,lfri 3Icloiy Cam. 11:3O Faru. Front Markets Bill mod Bits P.,e New, American Insurance -dar Review 1:00 Yyai Dr. aiunt, General Fdsds l^la l:t-» Accent an Music 1:4^ Jimmy «illi a rd- s Orch ci tra, CBS --W Amerfcmi Spirit -:15 Sinr AJonc, CBS ;i:a School of Ibe Air, CBS ^:«l Press News, CBS -1:1.1 Green Vmllev, U S A 1 ri,«i ·»* Livinj Art. CBS ^tl5 .Mountain .Mlsic, fBS J:BO Mallbac . 4:30 Are You a Genius. CBS f :« Ben Bernie, Wrifley u nn i, CBS 0:00 Trc-ubatours, CBS 5:15 Symphonic Swim S:M fita Coelho. S.i, rs . CBS «:4.i The World Today. CBS C:oo News or lh« Nation «'-m 2J-7?,' 1 ,? 111 "' c »*«"««Wi. CBS o:»U KGLO torum S:40 The Uours Ahead 6:45 Sporti Camera ?:» Let's Pretend 1:30 Eventide Echoes ;:«3 Unit ol the World »:K T.easory Star ' M:«l tvenlnr. News Roundup IJJ;* TM"f s £"" a ' s . ""·"Mlri, CBS ii j'w rK»,"j!M'"c8°" lle "" h c '" s 11:30 i:ddle Ken's OrcbMtri, CBS l-':» Pr«» Nt»», CBS 12:0.1 Sim Oil W H ·ED N y gave up and did the next best thing; they sent their special "peace" emissary. Sabura Kurusu, flying to Washington, where he and Ambassador Nomura waved the olive Branch while Japanese planes crept closer to' Pearl Harbor The state department's White Book will be sold to the public hv the government superintendent of documents, printing office. Washington. D. C.. for 25 cents a copy MO.VDAV EVSSIXG 0:00 Dinner in Habana 6:lo News or ihe World 6:30 News 6:45 H. V. Kallcnbom i : S' f*\" !:adc ot America 1...0 Waltcnslein's Concert 8:00 Telephone Hour 0:30 Dr. I. }. 3M Contented Hour 0:30 Can You Top This' 0:00 Victory Tune Time D:la Nc\vs :43 Memorable Music I:M War Nevs; Music l:lo Three Suns :30 News M3 Mmic: War News 2:00 Swins Shi.t Matinee TUESDAY MOKNI.NC ·:30 Sam Morris :*5 Pep Slovcr's Gang 6:00 Heaven and Hotnc f:lj Farm Scri-icc 1:30 Farm News G:43 Jcrr' jnd Zc!d« :«) AICX Drcl«r. News :!· Time to Shine ":30 News ':« Uncle Slan 8:00 I! Cvcl |] c R ollndl , p S:lj Auslin at |hc Organ 8:30 CI1H and Helen «:*J Aunt Jenny 9:00 Jerry and Zcttla 9:13 O'Neills 9:30 Help Mate 8:43 Lone Journey -- -- -- » ~**-x.i* *j, A\;AVAJ11C (IclS has selected Noah Beery and Marjorie Rambeau to join an all-star supporting cast. As Sergeant Hap Dean, old-time cavalryman steeped in the traditions of the horse brigades, Beery is cast in a role made to or- for him. * * * "Suspicion" Joan Fontaine recreates her role in "Suspicion," which won her an academy award in 1941 on KGLO-CBS' "Screen Guild Players" program Monday from 9 to 9:30 p. m. Brian Aherne and Nigel Bruce are heard with her in the radio version of the RKO success. * * * Blondie to the Rescue When Dagwood's boss, Mr. Dithers, learns that a customer is coming to town on business, he sends Dagwood over to his competitor Mr. Berger of the Goliath company, to keep him busy until Mr. Dithers puts over the deal on Monday, over KGLO-CBS at 9:30 p. m. In his usual way, Dagwood gets into trouble, and "Blondie Hays Her Part" by coming to his rescue. * * * School of Air "Music on a Holiday--Music for Victory," musical series of KGLO- CBS' "School of the Air ot the Amencas," : deals with "Twelfth Night" Tuesday at 2:30 p.m as it is observed in Puerto Rico where the day is known as "Three Kings Day. Some · of the songs to be heard are "Los Reyes Magos" and Bonnquen," the former by Colan and the latter by Astol * * * "Living Art" K. L. Serf, noted architect, discusses city planning for. New York- Detroit and other key cities, when he is interviewed by Chairman John D. Morse on KGLO-CBS' ·Living Art;- series Tuesday, from ·5.30 to 3:4a p. m." j Sert is the author of "Can Our City Survive?" a book based on a series of studies and proposals of tne international congress for modern architecture. The book outlines ideas for complete re- plannmg of cities in the United States and Europe * * * Victory Garden Plans Discussed on Forum U. S. Battleship Survives Jap Plane Attack to Take Part in Guadalcanal Battle American Forces Fell Purposely Into Trap Set by Jap Navy F. \V. Vorhies, public relations director for the victory garden section of -civilian defense in this territory, will sneak on the KGLO Forum Monday from 6:35 to 6:45 p. ro . He will discuss victory garden results last season and .will outline Plans for the cominr season more important than ever, because of extended food rationing Charles Weaver of Mason City is head of the victory prdcn section of civilian defense in this area. ey 10:00 Road of Lite }»:» Vie and S.d. 10:10 Snow Vll!*gc 10:«3 David Harum 11:00 Judy and Jane 84 tOSE GAS BOOKS DES MOIiVES, (^-Eighty-four ues Mpmes persons have reported their class A gasoline ration books lost or stolen since Dec. 1. police reported. VOORHIS HITS DIES' REPORT Declares Committee Missing Major Chance WASHINGTON, Wj-Dissension in the Dies committee, which lost its official standing Sunday, boiled to the surface Monday on the eve ol an expected request to the w-,? 6 , £Jp° ntinue 'he group, which was formed in 1938 to investigaic un-American activities. Disagreeing with the committees summation of the work it nas done. Representative Voorhis (D-CaU critlciwd his colleagues for having "neglected to strike a blow" for the unification or democracy Voorhis made public his minor- ty views simultaneously with release of the committee's annual report listing, among other claimed accomplishments, assistance it has given to scores of public agencies, exposures of activities of fascists, nazis, communists and Jao- anese and investigations of federal employes. Voorhis complained t h a t members of the committee had no opportunity to discuss or »m«nd ihe report, which was released by Robert E. Stripling, secretary and chief investigator for Hie committee. Voorhis said the report was handed to members on a "lake it or leave It basis." . WASHINGTON, (ff)_An American battleship bristling with antiaircraft guns destroyed an entire flight of 20 enemy dive bombers in an October sea-air battle in the South Pacific, the navy reported Sunday. The battleship destroyed a total of 32 Japanese planes before the enemy finally ceased trying to sink it. * * *. The ship took only one bomb hit, on a turret, and damage was so quickly repaired that it was able to go into the battle of Guadalcanal Nov. 14. * * * The whole, thrilling story of this unidentified vessel's part in South Pacific fighting during October and November was told by the navy department in the first de- TM'n h a ,^ ount o£ h °w an American battle wagon had acquitted face auackf """^ *' C and SU1 '' The ship was commanded by Captain Thomas Leigh Gatch An- ?P°' 1S . Md- In the battle of San"a Cruz Islands Oct. 26, it was part wh- 3 h aircraft ca »-'« task force which was attacked by the planes of a Japanese force of three car- nm'« m ?^ ing southward from no th of the Solomon islands. The Battleship was assigned to escort one of our carriers. * * * The enemy planes apparently had this carrier as their first objective, but upou spotting the battleship, they veered to attack it. The first assault was made by tt enemy dive bombers and Capt. Gatcb reported tersely: "All were shot down." * * * · There were two more assaults by torpedo planes and dive bombers. With the help of fighter planes from the American force; the battleship, scoring destruction of 12 more enemy aircraft with its own guns, was so fully protected that it suffered only the turret hit. 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