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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1941, Mason City, Iowa HOME EpITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT British Snackopacks for Our BOYS RUSSIA ADMITS NAZIS 36 MILES FROM MOSCOW Britains Desert Annies Appear to Have Gained Edge in Libyan War By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britains desert armies appeared luday to have gained a definite gfce in the 11 day old battle of Worth Africa as imperial mechan ized legions broadened the vital corridor to presumably out axis pockets of resis tance and surged on westward irom the bloody Reregh fjghtine zone south Tobruk BnunS Meanwhile Russias red arm ies admitted a grave new threat Moscow with the Germans advancing northeast of Tula 100 miles south of the capital and inew sains Volokolamsk sector 65 miles I northwest of Moscow nowege German troops smashing into Tm CTT aefenle arc frnS Mozhaisk were only 36 miles fiom theU S S R capital This was the closest approach to Moscow from due west so Jar ad mitted by the Russians On the days ago that the nazis of the capi cente of 5rnU lee oelow Moscow while heavy Ger raan artillery and teencn mottaw bombarded town A nearby village identified only as N was jsaid to have fallen to the invaders Tlierbaitle in North Africa con tmuerftp rage with unabated furv marked by losses onboth sides A Bnbsh spokesman said nearly the Italian Bologna division 15000 been wiped out He said the junction between the main British armies and the Tobruk garrison had now been completed A Cairo communique said Brit New Zealand troopswhich community are going to brine this boys it will be tasty prepared meats packed right here n our own Decker plant Plans for the project are set forth in the accompanying story This is a part of the 1941 Chnstmas Cheer Fund programbringing happiness to our boys m uniform as well as avoiding on the home front Will j ou do too laige none too small if Has Double Duty in41 CITYS Christmas Cheer Fund this year is confronted with an enlarged for direct contact southeast of Tobruk were slowly beating the Germans and Italians oactf in a drive apparently aimed communications and supply through Tobruk itself Units of Gen Erwta Rom mel s German North African corps which attempted a diver sion thrnst across the Egyptian border wendeclared tfhave been scattered and now to be trying to rejoin axfe forces en gaged in battlewest of Rczeeh Rczegh Tobruk is 10 miles south of M east headquarters E aX1 w aX1 were P determined opposition but j but indicated that the trend of battle favor developinS in British xn RussoGerman war so VIM voiwrtB A V i iiuacouetman war so Viet reports said Adolf Hitlefs in vasion armies before Moscow were suffering tremendous loss es with as many as 15500 Ger mans killed in a single day North of the capital the Rus sians appeared to have at least a momentary advantage reporting larger contributions the Tribe of Good Fellows ivJio for 15 years has given suc cess to this annual venture in ap plied Christianity v As in the past there will be fullest consideration for families in our own community who face the prospect of rising on Christ mas morning to The Empty Stocking This mustnjt happen this it will not This phase of the task will be taken care of by the Social Wel fare League under the direction of Miss Doris Bruce executive secretary The league has handled this job since the inception of tht Christmas Cheer Fund The added oppor year is to get a worthwhile remembrance to as many Cerro Gordo county boys in serviceas possible That remem brance is to take the form of an e e orm o an attractively packagedcollection of tinned meats from the Decker company here in Mason City X V of the to rest upon frankfurters 60 per tent beet and 40 per cent pork with mild sea soning Stripped of an outei cov ering the frankfurters Ere as de licious cold as they are when warmed up Soldiers of the last war who have sampled the contents of the packosnacks are enthusiastic about the project Its the kind of food the boys willreally go for one commcU ed First cash received will be used to get off the packd snacks to the boys in distant Points The call hen is for early givingwith increases over other years where it is possible The project is definitely under way from this point The first listing of gifts will be presented m the next issue If this dual pur pose cause has your blessing and you want to give it a lift send your or Christmas Cheer Fond GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa withthe address of a boy in theyd like to be re membered are asked to forward that address at once to the Globe Gazette office If youre going to give why not this min BILLS EMPOWER FR TO SEIZE STRUCK PLANTS Senate and House Committees Approve Differing Proposals WASHINGTON Senate and house committees gave their approval Friday to separate bills which would empower the gov ernment to take over a defense plant when strikers impede pro duction The senate judiciary commiU Xmed 12 to 2 to the bill of Senator Connally to take over such plants and freeze lite open or closed shop status m them This action followed only by minutes house labor committee approval of legislation which Besides the seizure clause would create machinery for voluntary arbitration of labor disputes Acting Chairman Ramspeck D ta said it was a middleofthe road bill which undertakes to settle disputes on a voluntary basis that should fail the gov ernment couldtake possession of the defense plant after a 60 day cooling olf period he added Ramspeck said that the plant seizure section was similar to legislation proposed by Senator Connally DTex and gave this explanation of it Whenpvei a labor dispute is not settled by collective bargam or mediation and uieypresidentilinds thatcojjtmua tion of Uie disputeunperlls na honai df Pisploys Hove Mighty Appeal Hit aefePsehe may m his dis cieuontake possession of the plant and operate it under provi sions of the selective service act rffrf said the Committee did not take up at its meeting Fri day a provision in another bill giving the president power to in voke compulsory arbitration of defense labor disputes and carry ing stiff penalties against both management and labor if cither accept an arbitration board decision of the north of Moscow drove wedges into enemy lines reoccupied many villages There Avas no mention how ever of he more immediate dan ger in tie Klin sector 50 miles northwestjf Moscow to Pravda newspaper j Germans were striking savagely on both flanks of Mos cow s defense arc with Ihe heav iest blows apparently fallinp on the sonthern The Berlin radio saidRussian troops had evacuated the town oE iKopm 150 miles southeast of it was about to fall to advancing German col umns Skopin lies 50 miles south StaUnogorsk the scene of endeavor is going iu resi upo some highly cooperative action there must be some GEN EROUS and PROMPT cash con tributions Packagesmust be pu into the mail at once if they are to reach cur boys in theremote places Second parents or other rela tives of Cerro Gordo county boyi week e Without giving details Pravda id tersely that Moscows peril i said is increasing A bulletin from Hitlers om ers field headquarters was equally brief an h n merely Ulat e shal Gen Fcdor von Bocks Mar UULUU couniy Doys in the armyor navy must the GlobeGazette at once with the latest address of these boys in service Because the ask Islarger the soil of this yearns campaign is going to have to be raised Last year it was 51500 cash this year it is goinj to have to be S22oO cash The S500 to S700 worth of merchandise received m the final stages of the cam paign will be additional in the 5Z2ap in cash According to best estimates tnere are between 600 and 750 Lerro Gordo county boys in the army marines navy and other branches of military service The individual be called cost on an average about 5125 including mailing charges The individual packosnacks bundle will consist of a tin of spiced ham a tin of spiced lunch a can oi vacuum sealed frankfurters all of the highest quality and ready for cat ing without any preparation The package will be of a special Christ mas character with an appropri ate card inclosed The spiced ham is 100 per cent Dam from choicest cuts the lunch eonette is pork shoulder meat with a small amount of ham addedthe r R to Warm Springs for Vacation Trip WASHINGTON Roosevelt planned to leave the white housemate Friday for a brief vacation trip to Warm Springs Ga Except for a twicepostponed Inanksgivmg dinner with Uie in lantile paralysis patients there Sat urday night he had no engage ments during the journey He is PVflPriforl house nextweek sent ont up call to fell its unions to have Mondirio take1 meelmff lion may be necessary When similar antistrike legisla ion was being considered last summer CIO men calledI fa rvn mAvnV r the rf an pressed their opposition to the bill which failed of passage Representative Smith DVa cnticized such tactics as goon Equad lobbying n i first Takes Out Nomination Papers to Represent New Second District publican took out nominating pe titipns Friday the second incum ocnt congressman to do so new secon h Ju now servinfi Iron the old fourth 250 Homes Wrecked by Japanese Storm TOYOH AS Hi Japan ihirtean persons were killed many injured and more than 250 nouses were demolished in a ter rific cyclone Dome reported Fri day More than 3500 houses in Tokip were reported under water due to the gale t take remain Some members off the house Judiciary committee said thev were prepared to their own if the one which emergres from the laborcomnm lacks sufficient teeth The compulsory arbitration fea rrn stitf PPosition from da 3h Hi abor also Chart n criticized by Charles RHook representing the turers Manufac FK SPECIAL BOARD STUDIES KAIL DISPUTE President Roosevcifs board m the railroad wage Friday at hi to consider new facts which the h ham Paul Cunning mes republican too I 10 out the papers some time ago Mason City is now in the fourtl J rSK which s represented b Mr Talle but under the red is ucd sctup wi be tnc nev third district together with Wat erloo and Marshalltown John W Gwynrie of Waterloo now renrc sents that district in congress had made its recommendations earlier v 3Skeci for a Port Monday ust six days before Lstrike deadline established by the five operatinc orotherhoods whose 350000 HENRY O TALLE reelection had the fatal shooting ndlord Brown said he shot Lavelle Jackson 36 also Ne 2 Leave Theater at Intermission Return to Wrong Playhouse CHICAGO couple went outdoors during the intermission st a theater and returned to find their seats taken But these are our scats the woman cried We left our hats and coats here Juit then the curtain went up and the couple discovered they had returned to an adjoining twin tncater fowan 67 Dies as Bed Catches Afire FORT MADISON A Kirk 67 of Fort Madison wa fatally burned when a bed in hi home caught fire Authorities ex pressed the opinion he fell asleep while smoking a cigaret Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITYFair Friday night Saturday increasing cloufiiness continued mild all tempera tures above freezing Highes temperatures Friday afternoon above highest on record for so late in the season IOWA Fair to partly cloudy Fri day through Saturday continued mild MINNESOTA Fair and mild ex treme south considerable cloudi ness and rather chilly north and central occasional light snow northeast Friday partly cloudy to cloudy occasional light snow northeast and extreme north not quite so cold north Friday night Saturday partly cloudy rising temperature centra por tion BIASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday GO Minimum Thursday night At 8 a m Friday 30 YEAR AGO Maximum jg Minimum j Precipitation tracc EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the period rom p m Friday Nov 28 p m CST Tuesday Upper Mississippi perature will average near normal n Minnesota Wisconsin and vestem Iowa above normal in astern Iowa northern Illinois na much above normal in south rn portions of Illinois Temper ture continuing mild in Illinois owa and most of Wisconsin 0gh Sunday changing older in londay to Minnesota and Iowa eewhere Monday nd were onday nd Tuesday Precipitation will verage moderate to locally cavy mostly as rain beginning h jrn sections Jae Saturday ight and Sunday and over other eclions Sunday and Monday hanging to snow flurries in Win esota and Wisconsin Monday In Lake for Hour Local Man Is Saved ro was Covering from shock and exposure Friday n the Mercy Hospital afler be ing in the icy waters of Clear Lake for an hour Friday mornin Anderson was pushing a boat west of the bar while hunting and struck ice in a deep spot H lost his balance ana went into the wa According to rescuers Ander ons plight was discovered by an Bernard Reynolds who heard his calls for helpTaking part in the rescue were Jim West and Bob MtHllm both of Mason City and two Gladbrook men Walter Sonkms and E F Koobs First aid and arlifiwal respiration was applied to the stricken Anderson oy Vcni Pclersen conservation official Ted Wolfram of Ventura and Roy Huey of Clear Lake An dersons condition was reported fair Friday morning at Mercy hospital STUDY PRICE STRUCTURES CHICAGO study of the price structures in dairy products vill be made in the Chicago of of the office of price admin T j oftieials announced Thursday Territory serecd by the office includes Illinois Wisconsin PICTOQUIZ IS FUN j YOU TRYIT HOW MANY CAN Q YOU ANSWER f Look on Wont Ad Page of This Issue All State Football Selections See Complete Lineups on Sports Page POSSIBILITY OF ARMING PACIFIC SHIPS IS RAISED Roosevelt Declares Far East Situation Now Rests With Tokio WASHINGTON IP American government it was learned Friday from the best available sources in Washington has ruled out any possibility of a compromise with Japan on the Chinese issue and has raised a possibility that American mer chant ships in the Pacific may be armed While H was reported on he highest authority that negotia tions looking toward peace n the Pacific and far east had not broken down the United States viewed present situation as extremely serious An official white house an nouncement concerning mer chantmen said that these vessels sailing on Pacific routes will not be armed under existing circum stances And when President Roosevelt was asked at a press conference how long he thought those cir cumstances would prevail he said he thought the question might better be asked in Tokia He was asked also whether there was anything he might say on negotiations with Japans en voys in this country and replied that he thought he had better not let he conceded that news on the negotiations had been based largely on dispatches from Tokio and he declared that the reason lor tins was an American policy of infinite patience best oJ authority that the current situ ation in the far east is as serious because America de sires Jhat there be neace in Ihe Pacific and is takingno sleps hat would alter prospects for peace Reports of unabated Japanese lltai7 activity near the border or Thailand brought new concern to Ihe capital Diplomatic representatives nf the other friendly powers in Australia China and the Netherlands took a simi lar serious view The same authority who told of American desires to refrain from any steps altering chances for peace in the far east remarked also that the administration is in terested in seeing that no other country takes slops to ieopardiz peace The source for this view re called that last spring there were AmericanJapanese talks on the Pacific situation on the restora tion of peace between China and Japan and on restoration of more normal economic conditions Secretary of State Hull was described as liaving engaged in these conferences with great patience Then the narrator continued lapan sent an expe dition into IndoCMna In h c middle of the conferences This caused great concern to the United states because it seemed to show he said a reason able parallel with Hitler methods in iurope as for instance when the German army began an infil tration into Rumania and Hun gary kept it up several months and put the nazi forces in a stra tegic position to attack Jugoslavia and Greece An invasion of Thailand in formed sources here believe probably be Tokios first move if the Japanese govern ment decides to reject Sccrelary Hulls basic formula for peace in the Pacific and resume Ja pans program of armed expan sion southward However two highly placed sen ators while not minimizing the grave state of affairs voiced the belief that Japan was playing a bluffing game which could end m peace more easily in war Senator Connally DTex chairman of the powerful senate foreign relations committee put it this way I think the Japanese now are doing some more bluffing The situation in the far east is coming right up to the boiling point but it isn t going to boil He referred to reports that Japan had sent 100000 troops through occupied French Jndo China to the Thailand Siam bor Scnatcr George D Ga ranking member of the foreign relations group also thought the reported troop movement seems to be largely bluffing Me conceded lhat the Japanese move to Thailand but indicated his belief this would
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