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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS MASONCITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 201941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE J7 uw AWU atuTlONS T ONE 61 JAP TRANSPORT SUNK BY U S SUB Claim Nazis Lost 40000 in 2 Weeks RUSSIANS MASS ON MANCHUKUO LINE NEAR JAPS Hitler Command Admits Withdrawal in Libya According to Plan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German invasion armies were reported to have lost more than 40000 killed wounded and cap tured in two weeks of the bloody retreat in Russia according to so viet sources Meanwhile ihe Dutch news agency Aneta reported an epi sode of new friction between Russia and Japan declaring that 17 Japanese warplanes bombed and sank the 4200ton Russian freighter Perepop enrqute be tween Aladivostok and Java Eight members of the soviet crew were reported killed 32 others including the captain were rescued Although allied with Britain and United States in war against Ger many Russia has not declared hostilities orr Japan but recently Soviet Ambassador Maxim Litvi nqff bluntly described the Japa nese as axis gangsters and the common enemy of the democra cies powerful red armies re ported in soviet Siberia v s within easy bombing range ol Tokio Russia could strike a deadly blow at Japan from the north while her armies are spread out far to the south in the rhiliopincs Malaya and Borneo WITHDRAW TO LIBYA ACCORDING TO PLAN While the German people received Goebbels enlighten hint onthe reversal of axisfortunes Hitlers high command tersely ac knowledged that German and Italian troops in North Africa were withdrawing according to plan Official Cairo dispatches said British troops keeping the enemy on the run had occu pied the Mediterranean port of Derna and the inland desert town of Mekili and swept on 45 miles west of total drive of 245 miles from the Egyptian border where the Brit ish counteroffensive started a month ago Great havoc was caused to enemy mechanical transport on a number of roads which were lit erally packed with traffic a Brit ish communique said Premier Mussolinis high com mand acknowledging the growing pressure of British mass attacks declared that ItalianGerman forces fought with valor and great ability in new positions west ol Derna Goebbels Appeals for Warm Clothing to Meet Army Needs Winter Came Too Early He Declares Says War to Be Long BULLETIN NEW YORK his Propaganda Minister Paul Jo seph Goebbels Adolf Hitler ap pealed Saturday to the German people to contribute warm cloth ing to the German army saying that it was opposed in the east by inemy who is superior in numbers and material Official German News Agency DNB Recorded by Unit ed Press in New Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels told the German people Saturday night that Germany had done everything possible to equip her soldiers for the Russian cam paign but winter came too early Goebbels appealed to the nation for the army We have done all to equip the army for winter he said But winter came too early In spite of everything our soldiers will still want much We must pre vent German soldiers from suf fering the winter in Norway Russia or elsewhere We know also that at home great restrictions are imposed Food is still sufficient Comrades can hear the radio and theater and so can relax Soldiers cannot relax But the hinterland can give the soldiers everything to prevent suf fering in winter What the hinterland has suf fered up to now is only a little as compared with what the soldiers have suffered The Iront stands lor the whole of where in Europe The stands for us In cold rain and snow he defends the fatherland But he wants shoes and if possible warm underwear pullovers and woolstuffs Furs and capsboots small and large fur thing of fur is urgently wanted on the front The front wants everything the fatherland can give for de fense against this winter which set in so early earlier than usual A collection will be made from house to house apartment to apartment if Everybody must take part The army transport authorities will transport to the front what is given Give as quickly as pos sible In spite of air raids Germany did not suffer too much Yet this is a war for life or death Soldiers fight heroically They suffered we have been spared I am sure the hinterland will do its duty This i is the third winter of the war For the third time our soldiers are on the front and cannot come back for the holidays Navy Discloses Enemy Subs Are on Atlantic Coast LONG AND HARDER WAR WAR NOW EXPECTETD BERN Switzerland Joseph Goebbels German propa ganda minister told axis readers Saturday that the changed world picture had now made it neces sary to count upon a long and harder war His weekly front page article Das Reich argued that ihe bel ter chances of victory were on the axis side but implied that the chances of any further lightning marches were ended One day the hour will come when the adversary gets groggy Goebbels wrote When that hour will arrive nobody can tell The article dealt with the far eastern conflict and the axis chances against Britain and the United States References to a long war have been frequent in most of the Ger man press in the past few days some saying the conflict would last from five to ten years We do not underestimate the remaining possibilities of England and America the propaganda minister wrote We have frequently pointed out that the colossal extent of both world empires cannot be broken iii daysiweeks or even months We mustcompose our selves for a hard and bitter battle In this battle there certainly will be an eternal up and down in which under the circum stances we will not be able to avoid certain reverses But that is not the deciding issue The de cisive issue is that by far much better chances lie on the side of the axis and that their leadership will not hesitate to use them 10 Jap Planes Trying to Bomb Burma Road Encounter U S Flyers CHUNGKING Japa nese warplanes which attempted to raid Kunming on the Burma road were heavily engaged for the first time Saturday by an inter national air force and four of them were shot dovyn without loss to the defenders said reports to high Chinese quarters The internation al air force is composed exclusive ly of American volunteers who re signed from United States armed forces to serve in China RELIEF CASES DECLIXE DES MOINES num ber of Polk county relief dropped from 3892 in November 1940 to 1584 in the same month this year William H Cotton wel fare board chairman announced Expenditures decreased from to 537237 WASHINGTON navy department disclosed Saturday that enemy submarines have been operating off the Atlantic coast The information was given out indirectly in a navy statement emphasizing the necessity of cur tailing weather reports and no de tails of the submarine operations as to place or time were divulged It was indicated however that American patrol craft ei fher surface or aircraft or both had been on the trail of the submarines sufficiently to find out how they were profiting by weather forccasls The navy statementvsaid How a press radio broadcast about weather aided operation of enemy submarines on the Atlan tic coast was revealed Saturday by the navy department The commanding officer of a naval base in the Atlantic heard a news weather broadcast speci fically mention subfreezing wea ther m the Dakotas and a tem perature of 9 degrees below zero at Duluth points remote from the coast and apparently not con cerned with naval or military op erations Being weatherwise the com manding officer immediately con cluded that in a few days hence his patrol area have a clear day or two with high visibility and conditions ideal for enemv sub marine attack Special preca u t i o n s were taken in patrol work on the cal culated day which turned out as predicted and in the course became that enemy submarines had abo picked np the same mation and made the same de duction It was pointed out that the in formation so inadverdently broad cast would also hare been of bene fit to an enemy air attack along any port of the weather route in the North American continent Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY No precipitation Saturday afternoon and Satur day night Slightly warmer Sat urday night AH temperatures above freeziing IOWA Fair to partly cloudy with little change in temperature Saturday afternoon and Satur day night except slightly cold er extreme northeast Saturday afternoon MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Sat urday afternoon and Saturday night except mostly cloudy with a few snow flurries north east and extreme north not so cold Red river valley Saturday afternoon and over south por tion Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 47 Minimum Friday night 27 At 8 a m Saturday 29 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 34 24 trace YOUNG CLAIMS HONGKONG HAS NOT GIVEN UP Chinese Forces Drive Ahead in Effort to Relieve British Force LONDON Hongkongs defenders drew a deep tribute Saturday from Dome Japanese news agency when it said in a broadcast that the expected imminent fall of the colony has been staved off by their stubborn defense Reu ters recorded the Tokio broad cast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the first wordflashed from siegebound Hongkong in 24 hours Governor Sir Mark Young reported that the British far ea4 citadel was still holding out Sat urday while Japanese dispatches Pictured the islands millionpop ulation capital in flames and de clared the Japanese flag was fly ing over Hongkong harbor jyhlje tlle British garrison battled against apparently hopeless odds Chinese army headquarters announced that Chinese troops driving along the CantonKowloon railroad in an attempt to relieve Hongkong smashed their way Friday into bhumchun on the mainland bor der of Hongkong colony It was a desperate race against tone however with the Japanese strongly entrenched oh the mafn and and rapidly tightening the ringaround Hongkong is lands defenders Chinese headquarters said the assault on Shumchun had forced the Japanese to rush reinforce ments from the Hongkong main land section and that heavy fight ing was raging 0 miles northeast of Shumchun Far to the south scaborno LJutch troops wore reported to have made a surprise attack in iSorth Borneo and captured some oE the Japanese invaders who landed earlier this week in Brit ishcontrolled Sarawak Dutch bombers were also re ported to have inflicted smashing blows on Japanese warships and troop transports off Sarawak In the sicire of Hongkong a Tokio broadcast asserted that the British garrison had been encircled on Mount Victoria in the heart of the city and that Japanese troops had occupied the rest of the city Victoria is the capital of Hongkong colony Tokio press dispatches said trucks Jlying Japanese colors were carrying disarmed British troops through city streets trom the fight ing zone and reported that fire had largely destroyed the main of fice of the Hongkong and Shang hai Banking corporation and large oil tanks near the Tiakoo docks Wouldnt you like a part bringing Christmas to Cerro Gordo countys boys i service as we as to those in need here at home i ance GlobeGazettes Employes Back Christmas Cheer Turn in Record Cash Gift 3 Days Remain to Hit Goal ItEIORTEO SI519K XE1V CASH COXTBIDUTIOXS lobeGazelle SI Ic Hrand Creameries ommy Nixl imployes at ttie IOHI Hardware Mutual IV O Otren and Mrj II FHip trick tlandard Oil Employes United Ctnunl Lime iiid Workers Loral Union Xo J00 and Dobbs W S Home Room II RoDsevcIt Junior h School Room 3US M II I C C Wood Two Swedes 5 II B lot Cole Clear Irank Monlcontery Mrs Charles C Casslday iarner Lions Club Sheet Metal Workers Inl Ijin No 33 Monroe Junior Hieh T A Kum Hubble Class Kirst Baptist Church Only Me Mrs Berlha Cox Lakola P II Kelim Mr M K L The Macs Kennetb anil Douclas rriicnard Motor Company Mr and Mrs R n n A II Barbara Hotel anil Restaurant Workers Local VIS P B K Mrs E Nygreii Slanion Iodje L A to B ol By Trainmen Richard and Robert Kollcr Merle Schooder Gait Good Cheer Lodge No 178 MM Fred MeCloiid Karamitros Families Tivenlielh Century Club orthrrestern Stales Portland Ce ment Company ottiee Employes TonnsMp P T A No 3 J i J i J i J Mr and Mrs L C Iloosevelt Junior llirh P T A iiior llirJi Teachers NEW TOTAL CASH GOVI AMOUNT VET NEEDED loo ioo 301 FAR AS the GlobeGazettes 7 family is concerned isnt a case of Do SAY XOT as I do The truth of this is borne out by iho first con tribution listed above the lar gest single cash gift ever re ceived fro m one group since Christmas Cheer came into being in 1925 To the above sum should be added from the same source listed on the first day of the pres ent campaign Nor is the final to tal yet complete for the Globe Gazettes carrier boys those line young lads who serve you rain or shine will be in Monday with their own generous gift for special listing This isnt intended as a boast proud though we are of the show ing What we want the world to know is that WE BELIEVE IN OUR OWN PRODUCT As loyal and human a group of workers as can be found anywhere in the world has placed not only its mor al but its financial support bnck of this annual venture in applied way in numerous other places On these the hope of success for the 1941 fund largely rests Elsewhere in the paper an houncement has been made by the Wagner Coal company of a plan to Uirn over 5 per cent of its gross for all sales on Monday and Tuesday This generous act will help greatly in the final stages ot the campaign Employes of the Standard Oil company turned over a substantial donation Saturday morning in the form of checkroom receipts from their Christmas party staged at the Llear Lake country club Friday night Another proof that our com munity is awake to the task ahead A Christmas Cheer toy shop went into operation at 123 North Federal avenue Saturday morning under the direction of Miss Doris Bruce ot the Social Welfare league and a special committee of help ers Here many of thelumis benc Iicianes will comb on three days to experience the thrill of doing their own shon Christianity Theres the hope that thisex ample will prompt other groups to do likewise in the remaining three GIVING days during which S486ll must be raised if the cash goal of is to be reached Collections are known to be under ping Dont you want a part j i4 ft JCt I L 111 U humanitarian undertaking Of course you cio And the address for or CHRISTMAS CHEEK FUND Care GlobeGazette IUason Cily Iowa Federalizlng of Iowa Job Service Is Not Needed Stanley Thinks DES MOINES tion of the Iowa state employ ment service is unnecessary to national defense Claude M Stanley state employment sec urity commission believes cf In 95 per cent of the cases the placements were purely a local matter he said 1 think the state can handle the question c referrals of jobs and the place mcnt of applicants within tlie state much better than any other agency Gov George A Wilson received telegram from President Roose velt Friday saying that instruc tions have been given to the proper federal officials to fed cralize all state employment sys tems FRESH INVASION PUSH EXPECTED BY PHILIPPINES Landing of Jap Force at Davao Where Heavy Fighting Is Raging WASHINGTON lavy reported Saturday that a United States submarine had sunk an additional enemy transport There wore no details of this latest reported action by Ameri can undersea craCt but earlier this wee it had been announced that a submarine had sunk one enemy transport and probably a destroyer Thus the sinking reported Sat urday was of the second transport lost to the Japanese by U S sub marine action The n a v y department also reported in its communique that Cavite naval base in the Philip pines had sustained a heavy bombing raid at noon Friday and while this attack caused some damage tn properly there were only casual lies to American forces and civilian personnel V Text of the navy communique Atlantic are no new developments to report Eastern nre no new developments to report Central are no new developments to report Far U S submarine sank an additional enemy trans port Cavite sustained a heavy bombing raid at noon oC Dec 19 This raid caused some damage to property but only light casualties to our own lorccs and civilian personnel A fresh invasion thrust at the Philippines Saturday comicE onJtbe heels of intensified en i emy acttvii T ties apparently presased a re newed Japanese drive o ret their stalled campaign of con quest rolling President Manuel Quezon of the Philippine commonwealth indi cated Friday night that the is land expected heavy shocks in the days ahead for he appealed urgently to the United States for the materials equipment and sup plies that must be forthcoming for a successful defense is of essential import ance he stressed obviously mindtul that the fall of sorely beset Hongkong would release large Japanese forces for opera tions against the Philippines on one side of the south China sei and against British Malaya and the Singapore base on the other Although the problem of sup plying the Philippines presents manifold difficulties and heavier Japanese attacks are expected there was a definite optimism here over the islands ability to hold out Moreover the capital was in clined to attach considerable sig nificance to elevation of Lieuten antGcneral Douglas MacArthur to the rank of full general The interpretation plated nn this was that MacAvthurs rie fense of the Philippines lr date has been a more smashing per formance than sparse communi ques indicate and that President Roosevelt was confident of Mac was CQ One Way to Get Your Home Decorated Is to Let Father Do It laMt HMU A I Its all so simple to fix things up for Christmas Decorations should be handmade and homey Women tem peramentally arc just too prim to do the job 2 The Christmas Wreath Get a rope ot non wiltable evergreenThen Wheres that red ribbon Leave things alone Son Yes the white bells are pretty with that shiny stuff But Idok for that ribbon c 3 Here the place for the wreath Boyo lhe hcck did that happen u e ad Dulter o her fingers when she handled that hammer But everybody makes mistakes 4 Bells should be in a row like icicles or cathedral bells Women have no imagination Sure the mess will get cleaned up Go back to the kitchenMadam The old master is at work Some centerpiece Uncle Pete wired from his Florida florist That clump of moss is a slick idea for sticking flowers into And the chil modelling clay is help b ChruJmas candles aglow Come on every body Were lighting candles Children dont lalk about that broken pane A man certainly can make he old dump say Merry Christmas 11 ne does his own decorating
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