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San Antonio Light (Newspaper) - December 24, 1940, San Antonio, Texas IN THE NEWS APPARENTLY the Italians rV have no generals in this Apparently the French have no to be sure there were gentlemen who wore medals all over their chests and who ried all the outside indications of being But they did not have the in- ternal mental Calling a man a general does not make him any more than calling a man a doctor or an artist or an architect or a business man makes him Generals can he made with medals and braid in time of but when the war test comes that kind of a general folds French are good fighters J. fighters when International News Dispatches Appear Exclusively in The Light Member of the Associated Press if A Constructive Force in the Community VOL. 340. Published by The Light Saa DECEMBER 24, 1940. EIGHTEEN copy in tho city cents on trains and Saar Link to and Nazi Ports Under The pages of history are gled with the brilliant victories of the they had good Think of the little hungry unconsidered in his bare uniform as he hung around Paris waiting for his while the armies of the tion struggled ineffectively against the hostile powers of There was no gold braid to indicate that he had the ings of a great Nobody was pinning any als on his hollow chest in those But medals do not the The mental machinery was there to lead France victorious over all of and to light In every land the revolutionary spark of IN 1871 the French were just as good soldiers as they were in 1801, but they had no Louis Napoleon was a false medals and gold braid and cock feathers and His armies were slow because they were ill-equipped and ill The only thing could do rapidly and effectively was to He was good at The German forces n n d e r good generalship marched promptly to 1940- the French soldiers were just as good as they were In as good as they were In their quick defeat was almost a repetition of their defeat In 1871, It Is not just to court-martial generals for not being com- petent any more than it Is just to blame for not being Competent is The most important factor Iti every great success is genius for the divine faculty for organization and direction because it is so tial to essential so effective In all human en- Dec. planes bombed German during the night and again attacked Junction point on one of the main traffic routes linking the industrial Saar basin with the air ministry announced Raids also were carried out against in the a brief communique de- Listed specifically among the aslon bombed were Boulogne nd Dunkerque In and Ostend in One of the British was aid to have come down at sea and he crew was reported The assault coincided with of unusual activity along the French led to speculation here that he Nazis might be planning a Christmas attempt to Invade NEW WORLD ORDER ASKED BY POPE 5 Moral Victories Cited as Need for Good of Humanity VATICAN Dec. ence of powerful and weak Pope Pius XII In a Christmas eve not possibly message to the college of cardinals GREATER declared today the world his third point the pope said proposed by warring nations the principle that might makes should be based on five moral caused damage tories and pleaded for to those states and economic in whether for their traditional post-war Europe in order that it to Peaceful methods or their low might not be a mere external war do not want to antem by or can not contend with S. A. 5, Killed When Hit By Auto IN I THE Italians have had no in this We hear that General who led or misled the 111 expedition against the was a great friend the That is alt we hear him and that Is probably all there is to He is evidently a gold and gold medal They do not stand the test. The Italian generals In must be friends of probably of They may he good friends hut they arc riot good generals Almost anyone would have known enough not to repeat In winter against the Hi disastrous winter of the Russians against the Surely any of a general known that an at- tack In winter in mountains over Imil roads against a nation of eers their own hills homes would have been doomed to And if a general did not that much there was experience of the first great Russian army left on battlefields of land to prove It. Voted Song Writer Dies in New York Dec. York and Hollywood song whose best known work was his was found dead today in a hotel Dr. Herman said le died of natural Bongs written by Hill included Old Spinning Cut Down the Old Pine Man of the nd a Chapel In the Vichy Converts Dakar Prisoners Dec. war ministry asserted today that a ber of De Gaullist officers captured at Dakar airfield had been con- to the cause of the Vichy regime and had petitioned for re- to the regular French These officers belonged to party that landed at Dakar airfield o deliver an ultimatum to the ernor there at the time of General Charles de Gaulle's unsuccessful at- to seize the west African port. Norway Royalty Reunited in U. S. Dec. Crown Prince Olav held a happy reunion with his family today on R nearby Maryland estate His the Crown Princess greeted him when he arrived at the here yesterday at the end of a journey from which Included a clipper passage over the Princess Martha and her three children have been in this country several White Christmas Prospect in Rome Dec. fel today to give Rome the rare of a white The fall began at noon and the cits soon was CRASH KILLS TWO NEAR Dec. Ed ward Howard and Forrest of Arp were killed Instantly las night In an automobile collision nnd one-half miles north o ALMOST any kind of a eral would have that the Italian forces in Africa were In a precarious subject to attack not only by tho British African armies hut by the fleet In with the land There is no use blaming Italian Soldiers cannot help It if they led Into Impassable tain passes und stood up lo be on Page 2, Col. 1.) The five victories which meant he be the basis for the new world return to the serious and pr the pontiff were morality In love of over the idea between which ob makes does not exclude either sear maladjustment and honest usefulness or timely a The pope's message was use of force to wat n response to Christinas peaceful rights seized with v rom the The or them from City station broadcast the speech his fifth and final point t a. m. a. C. S. and declared the of cc lations were broadcast to the fearless in mlg PROPAGANDA leads to violation not only Elaborating on the first of honor and sovereignty of five points the pontiff but of the who at present in a disciplined liberty of country propaganda without which does not avoid manifest fourth moral victory was c of shows enemy as the triumph the tions to public opinion dally and of conflict which consist most hourly in a false and in the field eous whoever really desires ACTION well-being of people and longs to lelp save the spiritual and he woi jases of future co-operation action leoples from incalculable at arrangements which woi ie consider it his to every state the cred duty and high mission not for insuring the et the minds and feelings of of living for its own ci ose the natural ideal of of every good pope observed that 1 ion above the polemics of warri ural ideal of brotherly Jove concerning the by Christ to the the war and the ultimate pec Regarding his second there was emergi called for to that clearly defined qu n observance of pacts without which pure of that Europe and particularly the on Page 2, Col. 5) Bardia Believed Dec. would delay their attack u British army of the Nile the dwindling suppl ts of crumbling defenses Insui victory at small bringing up more troops reports reaching Cairo 1 pounding the defense lines with the Italians were hast artillery preparation which additional defenses far ed the final assault on the Including Be battered Italian stronghold may and even at asserted the Italia concentration of our keeping a close watch on and artillery preparation in population at those pla Bardia area are have doubled British command announced On other fronts In North Africa reported change In the that the Italians w their positions A critical water shortage was west tended to bear out ported facing the Italians in here that the tenth ar the Fascist air In Bardia was cast in heretofore had not offered of a sacrifice to slow up suddenly came to advance nnd give Mars n a desperate effort to save Graziani time to threatened East Libyan his main WATER faced with the nee British intelligence officers of mopping up Bardia bef pressed belief that the their drive in f water supplies In the the British were repor by land and would not be stabbing to the west w prove sufficient for the more men trapped aviation likewise cc Although reports said the to harass the Italians ish steadily were reinforcing west as 300 air m siege observers here the Egyptian Italian Becoming Dec. Logara halfway betw patches from the front said and the Greek army was the dispatches s farther along the Adriatic was with only a r beyond with the opposition being body of the retreating quarters said Log forces attempting to form was the only strong Exact Replica of Saturday's Tremors Canada to Dec. of last Friday's swayed New England today with reverberations from Montreal on the north to Philadelphia on the Minor including the wrecking of a Japanese tile gargoyle at Peabody museum in the of several chimneys at Center N. and the upsetting of Christmas tree decorations in many re- ported but no Center of the according to Dr. L. Don director of vard university seismograph was north of Lake N. in the same general area as the shock which rocked the ern states four days It occurred at a. m. and major waves lasted more than 15 NEVER BEFORE Dr. Leet expressed amazement nt the intensity of the new was as probably a little larger than last Friday's he is that has never happened before In New Now I am not certain of I don't know whether either was a principal haps both are forerunners of a larger The seismograph ords of both quakes look like shocks were so violent in some places the light beam of the which records the waves on sensitized photographic moved so fast the lines were The waves were still being recorded when we took the record off for development 15 utes after the first Lesser waves probably came in for half an hour HARD is difficult to explain 'the for occurred on any established fault They were both In the criss-cross network of planes of weakness In the strata far below the surface far down to obtain much detailed The second shock occurred a tle less than 103 hours after last Friday's which was the worst In New England since 1755. Today buildings swayed with four distinct shocks and In some where the tremors were more severe than previous residents ran to the Severe tremors were felt out eastern 441 full Maury Dropped For Mexico Post Secretary of State Hull today said that the appointment of Lord fax as ambassador to the United States is highly welcome to this government and is sure to be come to the American Reports have been persistent that Norman 63-year-old to will be chosen by President Roosevelt to represent this country at the court of St. It was reported that Secretary of State Hull has chosen R. Henry dor to for the post of sador to Mexico when Daniels formally Daniels has indicated he wishes lo return to private former counsellor at the embassy in Hi HENRY Favored over is snld to have been over Maury former Texas congressmen and now mayor of San and Representative berg able position before The fall of after a week of fighting was announced yesterday by Premier General John The military took over the whole which consists of six lages as well ns the an im- portant Italian supply 30 miles south of Tiie extent of the victory also was indicated by tile number of believed to total about 1500. These were said to include the one hundred forty-first talion of with 29 cers and 667 These were In addition to the one hundred third blackshirt some 800 men reported captured Polar Explorers Returning to Base N. Dec. 24 exploring party of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's Antarctic tion raced by dog sled today to reach the Little America base camp in time for Christmas and a turkey Dr. Paul base speaking over shore told a General Electric company official at station a party which had been scouting 500 miles from camp since October 15 was ex- to arrive Christmas Deer Hunt for Garner Dec. President John Nance ning to spend Christmas today was on one of his last deer hunts before he goes to Washington for the It will be the second Christmas Mr. and Mrs. Garner have been here in many They were in Uvalde last but previously had spent the season in New Trade Pact Made Dec. sources reported today that Ger many had concluded a new trade treaty with but Its was not These sources also confirmed re ports additional German were being sent to bu added that It simply was a case o complementing divisions alread Nazis Deny Having Christmas Truce Dec. lias no holiday truce with Great qualified sources Christmas will bo secure by the German navy and these Sources if there should be an air raid then we'll Soldiers at Kelly Hold Open House Kelly field soldiers are holdin open house for personnel of th field and San Antonio friends in th recreation Hangar 13 throughout the holiday SNOW IN Dec. falling along the Dover strait toda presaged a white Christmas fo A guard stands amid the wreckage of wrecked Cloister which forms part of Britain's house of One of the most ancient and archi- beautiful parts of the houses of damaged by Nazi r. To You From Santa Rain or or which have San Antonio's Christmas since 1935 will end their reign Tuesday and Pair together with ble cloudiness by light to gentle variable ands are forecast for the There'll be little change in Weather scanning leir aid December 25, 1939, was cloudy nd cold 39 to 43 inch 1938, aw 1.04 inch with ures ranging between 48 and 43 while cloudiness and vain marked 1936 and 1937 Hitler Christinas Trip Kept Secret Dec. er left Berlin today aboard a ial train for an undisclosed Inquiries as to whether he would Christmas with the army nd S. S. units as he did last year met with the Youngster Darts Into Skull Fractured By Car's James William S. was struck by an auto and Instantly killed as he ran across the street in front of home at 1518 Gramercy place shortly before noon Police said the nuto was driven by Mrs. W. W. address listed as 1626 West The youth's head was struck by the right police fracturing his The headlight was they They said the lad evidently failed to see the approaching He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Copeland owns the Copeland Finance The boy's death raised San An- traffic fatality toll for 1940 to 44, two more than were killed throughout 1939. Witnesses said the boy had been standing by a parked talking to another small shortly before he ran Into the street and was Police said boy also was be- to have suffered a broken Police Floyd wood and Investigator O. M. Sowell The boy was rushed to a nearby doctor's office where he was dead Dec. Arthur B. director-general of the British purchasing said today that accelerated production of American war the next 60 to 90 days would be important for but only as a for future arms out- The principal British agent in the purchase of dollars worth of arms flew to Washington to give Treasury Secretary on hour-long review of what he found in He late yesterday in New York on a transatlantic and left Washington this morning to spend Christmas with his family in Draftee Explains His Other Name A questionnaire addressed to 517 South Leona brought Andrew Martinez to draft board No. 2. Martinez explained that he could not read or When he he had displayed a birth The registrar had copied the name of the mid- wife instead of Martinez's Elgie Green Dies in Brownwood Word was received Tuesday of the death In Brownwood of Elgie 63, for many years n resident of San Services were to be held at Brownwood Survivors are a H. Mrs. J. W. nieces and a ail of San and 5 Die in Burning Home Dec. Mrs. Dorothy 34, and her children were burned to death in a fire which destroyed heir home near Md. The children ranged in age from 6 to 15. Ex-Kaiser Still in Perfect Health The Dec. Former Kaiser now a snowy white-haired celebrated his first Christinas eve under German of Holland in perfect health Besides the Kaiserin only the latter's youngest and her the kaiser's Karl Franz The aged presented gifts to Dutch employes and to the German including man guards posted there by Adolf Nazi Fliers Visit Duce's Birthplace Dec. II reported today that 80 man fliers visited the birthplace of Premier Mussolini at Forll in ing that The paper did not indicate their Nazi Army Chief Hints at Invasion Dec. Marshal General von in a radio address from the long-range battery of Nazi guns ou English nel told Germany's armed today know you all are Just burning with the desire at last to meet the English and you arc merely awaiting the fuehrer's Weather Forecast San io nnd Fair to command so to Von of tho German said that in recent days he had been able to visit sections of the army to convince myself of the ex- spirit and ever-growing strength of our He ocean can protect England only so long as It suits k remark which ed to observers here that the plan for invading Britain has in noway been Only one task remains for the knock down to the ground this last embittered adversary and thereby compel peace to issue the marshal Is a question of breaking land's one-sided Von Brauchitsch Then he turned to praise of those who sacrificed their lives since the beginning of the have experienced much he so binds people together as blood His visit was a surprise to the channel Its officers and men were celebrating Christmas eve In village partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with little change In light to gentle variable Airport High 71 low Tuesday 41 high about 72 low Wednesday about 45 high Wednesday about 72 de- City High G8 low Tuesday 45 Temperatures a year 54 41 East Texas feast Pair to partly cloudy with little change in light to moderate northerly winds on Uie becoming West Texas Variable high cloudiness Tuesday night and be- coming cloudy over the southwest portion little change In Extended forecast for the period from p. C. S. December 24, to December 28: East Texas of Fair early part of period followed by rain Friday or Temperatures above cooler weather Indicated S. bureau data
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