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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR f HE HOME STOHV AND t i M 0 I r E iv Roosevelt Churchill and Army Navy Aides Map Out War Strategy White House Becomes G H Q for Battle Against Axis as British Mission Arrives in United States Rooevdt called a CoUndl Conferring e Part in 01 U S ReillforCC Tanks Fighting Japs T i Take Part in War Parley mfeht be called the PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT shal Sir Charles F A Portal and Field Marshal Sir John retires as chief of the imperial general staff Christmas day In almcuncing the conference iSfcDhfcn might call the war council LThis was to bethe first confer ence between the president and tne entire British mission The highranking officers were among S3 Britishers who accompanied Churchill on his secret trip across the Atlantic tl to questions said the army and navy and Brit hgrouPs were ao compose the BritonAmerican war council This leaves the door open for ad diuons to the group when Russia C h i n a The Netherlands and others are brought within the scope of the unified interallied war command The list of British visitors in cluded 34 naval officers five army officers three air corps offices and four executives of the minis try of defense office Technical experts and aides Included eight private secre taries six stenographers two detectives fhe ministers personal physician secretary messenger and valet naval writ ers and six photographers in the house of representa tives Representative D Tenn commented that the nation welcomed Churchill and 3LQCS Other war discussion prompted the house to send a congnttula ory message to the defender of the United Slates in the Pacific tyen before the capital recov torn its surprise minutes later the two were white house There one room has been set asde which Churchill may use for office wort and consulta tions H has been equipped with inaps and other appurtenances vThe principal conferences be tween the prime minister aha president however probably will be held in the executive office o the white house The questions before them wei global strategy f o synchronized allied action the creation of a supreme allied high command to coordinate the operations and the matter of a I alliance of all axis foes the war in the Pacific seemed tne top immediate consideration And Churchills arrival struck tne capital as a good omen for it coincided with encouraging ThWS Pacitic Beater The Philippmes reported the situation well in hand there despite an allout Japanese in vasion onslaught The British lines above vital Singapore were holding firmly Hongkong fought on And there was even a vague hint that Russias far eastern forces were hcing placed on lhe ready Britains prime minister wear ing the familiar nautical cap and the highbuttoned seamans jack et stepped from a plane late Monday at a nearby airport and found President Roosevelt wait ing for him A presidential limou sine whisked them away to the white house Full wartime secrecy surround ed the manner in which Churchill c urc made his trip to the North Amen mrcn dramatic arrival the conve 311 c arrva e con Ealions were under way and white house had become for present the G H Q and the British prime minister conferred in the ovsl study m the white house once used by another war president Abraham LincoJnfor his office 3ft vnvl I mill liuiiaay nigfit the iwo were alone In sub sequent conferences they are ex pected to call in whatever advis ers they need air Roosevelt and Churchill have arranged to attend inter denominational church services here on Christmas day but other details of their program were withheld The white house said a staff of approximately 80 persons accom panied the British prime minister from England and the names of these were to be released later by tsir Gerald Campbell director general of the British information service in the United StateT W Averelj Harriman United States lendIease coordinator in ChurchillC3me alongwith the pate in the conferences here Presidential Secretary Stephen Chrchms arrival late plne was without e w ceremonies or honors on Pane 1a on a floodlighted field and that Mr the white house vouchsafed was hat the last leg was made by air There was a belief however mat one of his majestys warships the hadcaniccJ him part of the way Lord Bcaver ln brook and a staff Of technical experts accompanied him While he personnel of the staff was not immediately disclosed the presumption was that it would include an array of key British military naval and economic officials similar to the one that attended the ChurcHillRoose velt meetingin August which produced the Atlantic charter There were indications almos at once that Churchills stay migh be of some duration At Ottawa Canada s Prime Minister W L MacKenzie King said that he had been invited to Washington dur ing the course of the conferences but added that the date for his trip would not be announced un Axis capitals apparently were very much in the dark as lo Churchills whereabouts until he reached here For several days the Berlin and Tokto ra dios have been suessing that the prime ministers disappear ance from London meant he had fUS to Washington and to the middle cast The middle cast was Berlins last guess and less than four hours aCruChnrchil 1vas stepping Into the white house To most Britons the prime ministers arrival in came as than with EXPECT SUDDEN BERSERK MOVE BY NAZI LEADER Hitlers Invasion Armies Jarred in Africa and Russia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS jarred Adolf VC1 Adolf Hitlers invasion armies on two fronts Russia and North Afrieaas the world speculated on the possibility of a sudden berserk thrust by the h V aUcmPt retrieve his tattered military fortunes ii bservcrs predicted that Hitler in his new rote as supreme war lord of the Ger man armies would soon ry to open a new front in regions less hostile to blitzkrieg campaign than winterfrozen Russia Iiirkev and the middle east Jnrinh GjbraKai French Africa nd the British Isles appeared the iKehest targets or attack V f A soviet broadcast said that Uermandominated Bulgaria was speeding war preparations alon the Turkish frontier and that an nouncement of Bulgarian mobili zation was expected shortly said jthe Bul garian port the Constan n the Black Sea were in complete G e r man control evidently ready to serve as bases for some new German thrust Powerful German orces hav repeatedly been reported massin m Bulgaria in recent months Berlin and Rome both hinted that important military develop W with naz the commentators using holm ih declslve while no m observers predicted axis operations would be move from east to west r9 the Norlli African franf mnhl said British mobile roops had reached the coastal p lain of he Gulf of Sirtc south of Bengasi in whit appeared o be a maneuver to cnl off the main southward frorf Youre Asked NOT to Give to Christmas Cheer Fund With Goal Assured Were Suggesting You Aid Red Cross Drive KEPORTEO NEW CASH CONTBIBuriOXS SMpnitu Ilepartment 1 6 lloiCslc Departmenl UeckrV i Sausait Room Deckers on Uaion Cily V F W Senior and echcr Mr Thrms rrsl MithadUl Church Barbara anil Tom R IV O Womciii Uw 1500 2011 KWI Vtderjtlon Mason Jicianu lah Jonr Quint and larlys Bohemian lodje No in Ann Crippen Pcdelty loylcs Inc Hles Radio Service VaTanVe Club Norman Kosrnbcrj StAlt he Jolly Scwlnr Club L Bliss clena K KockTord C om A Friend S C S Rock Fall red Currier Womens Guild im Phalen Mallress ikt Phalen larlo Phalen Henry W Friend f Scouls Troop rpenters Iarnl enl Garry and Rah Taylor 1IHI Stio 2SIO IK 1110 5UO 1110 Jno 100 in 0 200 SO 00 2 DO 400 600 800 1000 1200 1500 1700 2000 2200 2250 Invaders Land on Wake Island as Leathernecks Still Fight Japs 125 Miles North of Manila BI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS S vaaion columns 125 enor but unconfirmed repwts that been sunk off the Urn coast to nf M in 47 I amid Japanese transports had corned by the Social Welfare League administrator of this fund as a means of extending Christmas tluouh rsmas tluough the year ahead for needy fami hes of Mason City Delivery or Pickup on these items can be C can e Crlhnstmf daMerely call you have to forces have I II E Billy Shinn BrThlS5 Bertha Thompson Joanna ana riul VermeUal Karriel Fruit Mr Wndl J nd Duna Bilt ana Dick Berner Johnny Kun nay Kuni jr Mason City Bulton Club Dolores Iuni In Memory of Brother Fitrh From North that s pressure on BengasMlseU The whole line of axis battleship rendezvous President average man was inclined to ook upon this new meeting as CO BULLETINS WASHINGTON and 1 a g e me n t representatives lockouts lor the duration of fhe war and to settle all disputes oy peaceful means LONDON admiral ty reported Tuesday nisht that supply shins have becn ac rH1 r subma rines m the Mediterranean Jvr Thin R Chinese advices said Tuesdiv night that British defenders df Hongkong set a trap for Japanese invasion forces in the southeast cm thc the ma On the Russian front coun termarchim soviet a r reported o have driven ssss S flonrajr their litandrun taefie blolvs Ut the 50000 man army Hitler Pn Moscow hc JSuy Christmas StHl I Oil IOil 100 100 100 110 2 no 100 Xtrtli t Friend i Friend pni Carrier Brl Thrndore r Bramnall tleniy Crosbr Spry Salesman Ora U lr Blue Moon Michael niddJck City Coc CoU Em NEW TOTAL CASH GOAL AMOUNT YET NEEDED 200 200 lVOO S223408 Tikh and in the The soviet government ne paper IzvcstJa said red troops were rooting out flank r vlr E of Tikh vin and forcing them to re trcal m some places even be fiver C mC and 1532 OU ALL OF YOU HAVE been magnifi cently generous in your response to the Christmas Cheer appeal A full day before the closing time set Is rl offer But lhe cash requirement for his cause have been met And because there are other American Ked Cross war relief campaign now under ask that Vh Eivc 0 il ma Cheer the final day direct their gener osity lo these other ventures Monday nights radio brought in 521375 in oids on merchandise Many t these contributions arc in the ac companying list and he remainder were expected for Jisting before Wednesday noon Acknowledgment to the donors of the nrticlcs for auction will be ncludcd in a later listing of mer chandise Hero however we should like to express appreciation H nckcs and lhe Billy Hughes dance bond for donating then services to the three radio benefit sessions The Christmas CJiccr Funds special toy shop at 123 North Fed I II V Mil Ifallllir t It JAP FORCE LANDS ON WAKE ISLAND WASHINGTON AP The Japanese have landed on Wake island at a cost known only to themselves and the sturdy marines who fought WIIU 1 otf attack after attac k in a hasthnlled the na for its final day Tuesday At the Decker packing plant some last minute names and addresses of Cerro Gordo boys in miitary serv benedcalt with for pack assault and e en be Wclcome as becn Hacked by alte ChrisflrCIVCd as In fact since he navv department commirnifiuc telling of the landing Tues diiy gave no details there was still hope that the tiny t static island was not lost entirely This hope was not inspired by Wake s importance for it has lit tle but by the almost incredible exploits of men who battled against overwhelming strength and refused to give up v In communique after commu nique the navy department lias issued lhe familiar sixword re port Wake and Midway continue to resist Tuesday nnd officials declined o answer questions as It whether this meant that the leatherneck iison had finally been pounded to helplessness There was no mention of Mid way m the communique Wake one of Pan American Airlines clipper bases has been under repeated aerial assault and on i The invaders landed morning the navv snirl I lnr v r 3U1U iiiiutum tion was not immediately forth coming whether the defenders were still resisting V sak said ilo casualties resulted i i will 11 in and other towns Roose velt called a conference for 5 Pm E S T with U S accounts oTthe lent among roops and civilians on nc e anctihc thunder of heavy u rolled the counliyside saw observer said he u s mechanized uniK heading toward tank om the movements of armies were sn fast he could not P the situation accurately for the P a i g n cam t h Frontline dispatches said th that vSW I the Black ol naval base amount raised is so close to the goal set that success is as sured from outstanding pledges it natUVhe CXtJissue SantaCUus hKI above wi be a highland fling or something else in expression of his great joy from F rj Christmas Cheer Fund campaign For the first time in the IB year history of this annual venture in applied Christmas spirit we are a report that DOES NOT JN AN APPEAT MONEY Instead n fonhrighl ness we are telling you that the sight WILL D0 THE JOB CUT OUT FOR TUP CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND IN A COMPLETE MANNER after Christmas KING GEOKGK TO TAI K will broadcast a Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITYFrcezing drizzle 2Jsnow flurries and colder Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday 2 Wi about If Wind J52o miles an hour diminishing late Tuesday night In the Philippine n U S innv guard of powerful seaborne Japanese forces which landeS t or cnangmg to sleet ir snow over east portion and freezing drizzle or snow fhtrrie west colder east Tuesday afl flurries or freezinR dri7lp rnci colder east and clude to pre in our ib Dn a mpty Stockings tyrfnnnd Pay T dis bolCs in Gordo county Boys in all branches of military service on all fronts TherwouW be a personal satisfaction for those associated with this causcin g the total far over the goa er e goa but it wouldnt be play ing with those who rallied shopworn m stock at the end of the will be that the amounl wel Partly cloudy west mostly cloudy east with light snow or drizzle Tuesday a cr noon partly cloudy drirril iS Snow or onzzie extreme cast early Tues day night colder southeast and extreme east Wind 1525 MPII IN MASON CITY stefetics Vn daunted he marines hack and somehow man aged lo sink a Japanese lisrht cruiser and destroyer The small Karrison underwent a strong air attack Monday morn ing he communique stated in which several enemy planes were shot down This nltack was the 17th jao ariese attack on Wake since the sUit of hostilities and like the others apparently wasbeaten off by the marine garrison assisted by laborers on the island but mere was no announcement as to whether the detachment of Devil Dogs was still resisting the land ing force whch set foot on the American possession Tuesday 2 U S SHIPS SHELLED OFF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO IJTt Two1 moviran communique the Japanese invaders were still pouring in troops on the Lin raginir and that e said hostile nj operations were upported by increainK number of bombing and attack American and native Filininn troops hidden in the green jun ic were reported taking a ft the while U S aviators hacked at them from the skies U S army headquarters in Manila said there was no confi tot half than S L J c cntilc attacking force had been sunk at Lingaycn lor the first time Dutch naval Planes were officially reported n acton m the Philippines Davao A Netherlands East Indies com Maximum Monday Minimum in Night At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 32 31 32 01 26 up s from one of the ships attacked M Oil tankcr tcbello and the Standard Oil tankcr Larry Doheny The navy attack Doheny which subse quentty was reported to have rrnf bay on lhe central California coast Paul Mcnick ot an Luis Obispo county said the Montebello was shelled at 6 a m off Estcro bay and six survivors I were pcked up off Cambria that Hongkongs defenders far from surrendering acluallv Ines ch J lines Chinese forces on thp manlana atlaeking at the of the Japanese siege armies miles of and 40 ana to miles away On the Malayan front where Japanese invaders are Machine through the jungles in a dr aeamst Singaporef the British ref   

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