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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVIII HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT NORTH 10WANS DESERT BATTLE OUTCOME STILL IS IN SUSPENSE Nazis Exert Pressure on Moscow Front Reds Claim Gains in South BULLETINS LONDON UPJRadio Ankara Tuesday night quoted German reports tfcat axis armored units were wiihlh of Mos cow advancing from the Volo Kolamsk sector northeast of the capital ThisGermans Big Putsch tank s wnich has been raginp for days on an undefined des ert battlefield near Rezegh began to die down Tuesday as the forces of both sides were re duced by heavy casualties By JOE ALEX MORRIS Bl7tains advance tank spearhead struck 200 miles across the Ubyan desert and captured Augila Tuesday and the red army reported it has smashed the Ger mans back 95 miles on a southern sector of the eastern front The main war action con tinued to center on the biff tank and air battle between British and German forces near El Rezegh in the Libyan desert with British infantry smashing forward from Egypt and from Tobruk in an effort to hold their mechanized advances against German reinforcements brought by air transport The of the battle con tinued m suspense m Libya as Well as on the Moscow sector of the eastern front where the Rus sians said they had stiffened and held after a slight new enemy gain m the Klinsector north of the capital MOVE BY 0 S Thinks Threat MANY TROOPS TO IS COMMENDED to Russia in The intensification of fighting on widelyscattered battlefronts Jiidicated that the British were at tempting to pressthe initiative in an attempt to lessen the effective ness of the axis drive on Moscow but the Gentians were fighting back strongly wherever tered In L Berlin 207 encoun a aeFordmE to Rome and ISPatches the British lost L a single action the desert me aesert south S iobrult and the entire British armored brigade was des troyed Borne reported 25 British airplanes shot down and said that t hSns the were stubbornly resisting the British fro trackless AI JffyPan frontier to Aujila which was seized cncircln movement Designed to reach the Gulf of Sidra west of Benghazi and thus break up Ihe axis rear lines nnhe MrUish aPParenty about 200 mi es more to go to reach the Gulf of Sidra which would com plete the encirclement Cairo headquarters said the action was bemg carried out by the 5th Indian armored division which presum ably hoped to follow nazi blitz g fey crashing into the rear of the axis positions in Age aabia and Benghazi while the force There was however little indi cation of new progress by the ma n Bntish invasion army which still was engaged in tank fighting around El Rezegh south of To bruk and n a sweep along the Alediterranean coast through Gam but toward Tobruk The i b r American Relations V WASHINGTON dis atch of a protective force o United States troops to Dutch truiana won much commendation m the senate Tuesday and the general disposition was to link the move with the critical statu of rancoAmeiican relations Several senators speaking o the Dutch colonys rich bauxite mines said that President Roose velt obviously intended to fore stall any threat to this vital sup ply source which furnishes more than 60 per cent of the bauxite ore reQuired by this countrys rapidly expanding aluminum in dustry Although none claimed to have confidential information spme tv keislators thought that Mr Roosevelt may have acted from concern lest Germany occupy Dakar Frances strategic base on he western hump of Africa and then try later to move into French Guiana which borders the Dutch Sym the coast of South America Senator HilJ the ma jority whip expressed the opinion that the president sent armed forces to Dutch Guiana because we know that there is projected conference between Hitler and lonf rcgardine the Drench co French Guiana C U C Diplomatic quarters have re ceivcd a number reports o nazi activity in French Guiana it is known that citizens o Dutch colony have been un easy about conditions in thi French penal colony ever since thi fa France The cessation o food shipments has wors 10 r some 10000 way out to join the mam British armies but had en countered fierce opposition artilleiy infantry was being moved up to the front as increasing numbers of tanks were knocked out on both sides and it appeared that thc battle might soon be decided by the speed and strength of these rein forcements If the BritisHan nl the o hf tank battes have been back nMhey may y brcak the back of the axis military in ened the plight of many easily forded river separates the livq colonies and until the recent arrival of Dutch reinforcements from England only a few hundrec men could be mustered in Dutch Uuiana s defense capital The Germans said that successful attacks continued AKhough the nazis had WHhin 31 of 8ave ncw On the eastern front the Ger V were holding alter slight retirements errnan gains accordingto Moscow were Drimaritv I tnc Khn sector between Mos cow and Kalinin on the norm west and in the Mozhaisk the west In the Volokolamsk sector ad to Mozhaisk the Russians K3 ef Mvely but their main counter blows were on the southern that sector the red tvsf ie flank of the that h threat in the south than in the spectacular battle for Moscow dispatches from the eastern front indicate Thefate of Moscow at the mo ment is decidedly in the balance The supreme nazi drive has curled its de fenders back at both ends of a 300mile cres cent and h a definitely not lost its momen tum on the ba sis of Russian admissions The Russians how ever while con ceding a Ger lan gain on the Klin road 50 miles orthwest of the capital claim that hey are holding elsewhere The everdeepening snow is an Uy that may enable the Russians o hold for the winter They are oldmg Moscow with everything iey can spare from the south but hey are not weakening their rength in the south to reinforce he capital defenses While the fall of Moscowwould e a psychological setback it is uite probable that the Russians ould prefer to lose the capital ather than to wilt before the ireatencd German sweep beyond ostnv t the mouth of the Don stakes are at issue in the and re thQ industrics GET FURLOUGHS 700000 to 800000 lJ S SpldierstoGoiJ Home for Christmas Ramspeck to Draw Labor Dispute Bill IV A resentative Ramspeck m Ga one of its members Tuesday t bifi ol defense strikes based on it Roosevelts recommen for cooling off periods and compulsory arbitration Following the presidents gestions made Monday night white house conference with H iouse members and federal offi cials Ramspeck himself made the for quick 311 for this procedure Successive steps Of collective bargaining under existing laws and pos army Merry Christmas a month in advance Tuesdaywith the tid mgs that between 700000 and 800000 soldiers would get yule tide furloughs By the war departments csti mate approximately half the land forces will be granted leaves to go home for the holidays and this raised thc prospect of he oiggcat Christmas transportation rush in more than two decades Prased neverthe less that there would be enough trains for the troops without un due snarling of railway passen ger or freight schedules A 5 of American Railways are being made to move c area stretching across the Donets and Don rivers to the Volga There are the Caucasian oil fields the min of the reeion west the Caspian sea and Russias liftUne to world through Iran plans nj illuve service men to their homes well m advance of the rush which nor mally reaches a peak on Christ mas eve As far as possible soldiers are and nSed 0 Dec whether they receive furloughs one month or two weeks They are due back m the ranks on Jan 12 and Jan 4 respectively As another contention routine change ni said at his press conference hat the white house conferees trongly recommended that some LI be enacted 1M H11 ot that take the hair off of anything n Said he mSht include i that both ides in a labor dispute must sub mit to compulsory arbitration as last resort with the added stip lation that workers who did not uiae by an arbitration boards ecision would be deprived of ir rights under such labor laws the Wagner labor relations and orrisLaGuardia acts JnC eo1Sian expressed the pinion that present laws were tUf to justify the govern ment taking over a defense plant the employer disregarded the aid t rerommentjation but he that into this law that present plans on labor but he said there was no way of nowmg now in just what form the legislation might be PROGRESSMADE IN RAIL DISPUTE Management and Union Chiefs Indicate F R Will Make Statement WASHINGTON OTAn indi cation that substantial progress had been made perhaps to thc point of reaching a settlement followed a second white house conference Tuesday on the wage controversy which threatens to tie up the nations railways with a st 13 NATIONS ARE LISTED IN NEW ANTIRED PACT Ribbentrop Declares Western Democracies Aid World Communism BERLIN anticomm i v iiiillcomiii tern pact sponsored by CernTanv was renewed for five years and broadened to include 13 tones Tuesday in a festive cere mony at which Mincer declared inat the western democracies InH Concluding the ceremonies in where the pact was hailed as a demonstration of continental solidarity against and Washing ton Kibbentrop declared the Jf wlU rest u ni the destruction of world communism Following the gigantic events tne east communism without received a blow from never recover he aid but he added that there stia vaa much work to be done before ommimistic activity is com letely banished from the earth Ignoring the real danger to hemselves the western democra ics out of pure egoism and op Nazis Claim Losses by British Heavy BERLIN German high command for thc first time men tioned an English attempt to set foot on occupied French soil Tues day saying that the British tried to land from boats Sunday niaht inn reputed not give the number size or type of boats involved in the operations in its curt reference an authorized source belittled the incident by saying the whole affair involved a mere 40 or 50 men Tllis was unwilling to nrfUtf place thc incident ma the higli command did not say whether the British The British said coast was scene of the ljerman communique also id torpedo boats attacked a strong convoy off the British coast and four hcavIy JiWh IBinn Jnwchant vessels totaling 16 500 tons including a fully laden anlfei of 6soo out mis I fierce DARING HIT AND RUN ATTACK IS BY COMMANDOS Declare Only Casualty Is to Man Shot in Arm by Machine Gun LONDON nmBritains Com mandos tough black uniformed Phantom troops made a darine Hit and run raid on the Normandy coast Sunday night and early ause w i t h communists anrl t vuimuniSLS anrl hereby have become assistants to vorld communism he declared Bulgaria Denmark Finland Croatia Rumania and Slovakia noonce the reichschancellery nd von Ribbentrop read a tele ram from Foreign Minister Dr summYee of the Japanese spon ored Nanking regime of China eovernment had also The communiques only refer ence to the attempted landing tJ to ef fect a lanfliiif on the French channc coast with sme boats They were repulsed by the Gcr Thro tV territories nmnps down iLrrnones Pljnes were reported shot Ann those formations Stepson for Charge That Me Was Slain on Honeymoon The Commandos organized to recvmnoiter German defends and cause as much havoc and destruc tion as possible got ashore com pleted their mission and returned the only casualty being n man who was shot in the arm by a fiun bullet As he ministry of information was announcing the raid Ad miral Sir Roircr J 1J Keyes said t he house of commons that lie Commandos were eager and ready to aet a year ago when he said they might have altered the course of the war The e prime minister was as is 1 was to act vigorously iu ice of hazards and achieve results which if thc Com mandos had been allowed to carry them out tnfied the world and altered the whole course of the war Keyel Keyes mganizcd the Com ig with July 17 n f S foimidable reason Timo reported to be massing every resource to halt the German at Rostov gateway to thc threat ened r been ened region They have that gate for inuuuis to have entered it hat not yet admitted htAf rVty has fallcn and latest reference to it spoke of fight ing m the streets However there ecnis little cs of thc transportation prob aiC SUU to be The number expected to railways and bus lines in Decent ber however is believed to be the largest since the ms Christmas 1 men were under arms Government officials rail man gement representatives and rail union officials declared that the met executive would have an nnouncement to make at his press onterence later in the afternoon They would not discuss details aving that to President Rooc H but they did say there had cen progress at their parley mid that they did not think it was necessary to confer again with the president Cic ujjuer arms m this aSSe0llOWinStheWorld Thomas Pharnes 76 Found Dead at Home rf Pharnes 76 1020 Ninth treet northwest was found dead OI un OISe Shortly after y When neghbors went to h inquire as l K Ieen himHis Cd natural had not secn arnes Sunday afternoon but dis dhthe bX3y Wn on a cot they looked through the He lived alone He is be ACCIDENT KILLS GERMAN AVIATOR Is Third High Ranking Officer to Die in Crashes Recently WT ranking a By W Major 5th Columnist i staged a bit of lifth column work during maneu vers that led to the capture of 22 armored vehicles without a shot being fired As the convoy of tanks and rolled dow a road held by the regiment Private Red Ov nes jumped out into the road and herc The convoy obediently moved carby road and halted turS W3S SUnoundcd cap death of an P L rt mg air officer was me races Charge 3y with annnunro T p ot INot Registering The Berlin press hailed the gathering as a demonstration ol continental solidarity against Moscow London and Washington ine new members joined Germany and Japan the origi nal signatories and Italy Spain Hungary and IHanchukuo in the agreement which was described Berlin newspapers as aimed against all destructive powers which directly or indirectly support bolshevism Foreign Minister Ramon Ser rano Suner of Spain and Vice Pre mier Mihail Antoncscti of Ru mania were among the reoresen tatives here for the occasion It was provided that the con tracting powers will consult with each other concerning further co operation before expiration of the five year period The pact was originally signed by German and Japanese representatives Nov 25 The extension was said to have been decided upon by the repre sentatives in realization that thc agreement for defense against the activities of the communist inter nationale has proven its worth as well as the conviction that joint interests of their lands demand continued close cooperation against the mutual enemy S fh f ltal comrnentators denied that the meeting of statesmen representing nations within the rmS fUied With the aji3 or cupied by axis the beginning of a peace offensive MONTERREY o UR1 Torrance Cd Ada age limit five weeks ago 15 mesistarted the men li months the fall of France The training was a closet guarded secret and even war cor respondents were not alliowed to Msit them Later it was learned nmv operate vwiih knives sticks and dynamite Tiiev alwnxJ j Ub r11 ruu rai ade by the Commandos Sun islands Spitzhcrgcn and First by tlie Weather Report MASON Fair to partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wed nesaay not quite so cold Time day night with lowest temperal Unes near freezing rnHd tem peratures Wednesday U on Bardin SpiUbergen Lofoten islands But th and Coast Guard Cutter Launched at Duluth DULUTH Minn marine Iron and Shipbuilding company launched the coast guard cutter Cactus Tuesday it 3e Tales T rt 3i Partly Tuesday through Wednesday warmer Tuesday seasonabl cloudy Hel T nei 62 had been killed ago accidental crash five days When his planc crashed while he was on an official flight m connection with his duties of directing military air training air e jlri Banking air officer to die within a week Col Gen Ernst Udet chief techni specialist of the air force was in an j T i rt ano JLjicut S aypeTriiMoeldcrschief nazi Kuerbs Piot of Wil W3S kiUCd in lhc yBGeorse to pay a SI iuc and as a rc he faced a charge of The entcr tlie c h Cactus is one of 38 being built or under con tact to be built ai the headSt effort aS Par lllc dcfensc to ixr juesaav Nelson came to the traffic ta J v of park ing his automobile in an alley he refused to pay the dollar Officers ordered him locked up and in a routine search which is all prisoners they discov did not have a draft rca card told police he had not MINNESOTA Partly south considerable north with light drizzj east warmer Tuesday Paitlv cloudy Tuesday night and Wed cast Tucsday IN flIASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 40 Minimum Monday night t At 8 a ni Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the period tTTfn30 P m Nov CST Upper Mississippi peratures will average above nor mal Illinois Indiana Iowa and mot WlsconsiX and near nor mal Minnesota and northern Wis warmer at beginning of ght except locally moderate Il linois and Indiana occurring most traln durinB ast two days changing to snow in Min nesota and northern Wisconsin by end of period mu iu inaKC Kcyes said hat thc senice com and subcommittee vvhVh Mc lcstait dlctitm almost the or the asyihcyCM oinSlCac on the difficulties anfncentraed taken n havc hcc IalC for he ntil tllc sff system is tiior raith in our ultimate victory but that victorv nail phrascafCdWhlc Whie tiirncd and every avenue5 fsTrv5 Plored he told the commons rJt i af rcca cd lhat m a broad cast last weekend the British ri Pepple to t v thc hour of invasion the allies one day will rnakc that enough lo be connected any Invasion hopes Thc broadcast however called the French people to pre pare to cive thc best nossiblr support invading armks uiiecior ot combined operations na having been frustrated in f worthwhile offensive action ricd I must indorse the prime ministers
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