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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVE KOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSORTED PBESS MttSFUU MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 24 194JT 1 ilu5 PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS ONE NO 65 MILLEROVO ISOLATED BY RUSSIANS POPE INTERNAL PEACE NEEDED IN ALL NATIONS Warns of Danger of Putting Politics Over Everything in World LONDON Pius XII broadcasting a Christmas message and blessing lo the Christian world Thursday asserted that the church will not take part in the war although it is not deat to the world situation but d e c I a red that a n e w danger has arisen the subordina lion of everyt h i n g to politics and the heresy of a national state which subordi nates to hu man law The world desires peace the pope said POPE PIUS This peace must be not only an external peace among the na tions ol the world but internal peace he added Inside each nation there must be unity and love Each year the cominjr of Christmas brings to the ears of all Christians a message coming from Jesus out of the stables hi Bethlehem a light among dark ness a message ivhich enlight ens with celestial beauty and verity this world darkened by mistakes the pope said At one point the pope said the church has always condemned Marxist socialism and ioday it re affirms that statement Order and security must in spire confidence of the peoples hesaitIThe aim must benot to dominate but to serve Turning to another point he said The church cannot ignore the fact that the worker is still fighting against some machinery which is not a natural obstacle but an obstacle erected by other human beings The worker must be assured of some private prop erty especially a father with a big family He declared the church must j fight against these barriers ap pealing to a belter society and an cud to this very sacl period of anguish The way will be long he said The way will be hard but there are five milestones First whoever wants peace must give back to humanity the uigmly given to it by the Creator Second social reforms giv ing to everybody the right to exer cise his full rights namely fam greetings from President Roose velt launched the nation Thursday on a somber observance of an other wartime Christmas as the thoughts of those at the home turn to the million boys in fight ing stations abroad and the mil lions of others In army and navy posts in the United States As wifh many another home the four sons in thenations first family were awas1 at war Only two of the 13 Roosevelt grandchildren came lo the white house to share the presidents Christmas The chief executive arranged to exchange traditional greetings with thc white house staffs durin the day before broadcasting his Christmas message at the national tree ceremonies In keeping with the nationwide effort to curtail the use of elec tricity lights of the national a tall spruce on the white house omitted and the cere mony was advanced to daylight hours Mistletoe sprigs and other Christmas trinkets decorated some rooms of the white house but there was a smaller tree than usual in the historic east room The family tree was placed in the west hall As American troops pounded the Japanese in the mud of Pacific jungles and thrust at axis forces in the sands of North Africa men in war plants at home looked for ward to their first holiday ol the year Complying with the wish of of War Production Director Donald M Nelson work on tanks guns and ships will cease Friday in most plants Because of the difference in time it was Christmas Thursday in the Solomons and somewhere in the vicinity of embattled Henderson airfield American troops tool time out to eat a Christmas dinner of turkey dispatched three weeks ago by the navy The U S navy promised for Christmas a spread of turkey ham potatoes oyster cocktails cran berry sauce and other trimmings lor its officers and bluejackets The army expected to do as Christmas Observance Merry Christmas to All Shouts Zooming Cheer Fund More Than Is Reported as Goal Is Far Outstripped ORE THAN S2 BOO IN CASH AND M E R CHAN D I S fourfifths of it in a d been contribu ted to the 1942 Christmas Cheer Fund at noon Thursday when the campaign came formally to a close The cash goal of S2000 had been exceeded by more than S200 and thc grand total was within of the figure for 1941 when a spe cial amount was packosnacks for service asked to cover local boys in ily marriage Third radio was not clear reception here wants peace must give back to work the place assigned to it by God and protect trie worker and his family with all the means modern society is able to provide wants peace must collaborate for the deepest rcintegration of the social and lundical order AM thc juridical rules given by God assure every human being of protection against arbitrary attacks new and effec tive measures must be taken to this effect namely the juridical safety of individuals This may be obtained only by the creation of legaltnbunals So the generous people of Ma son City have gone into action once more For the sixteenth con secutive Christmas Cheer wasestablishedYin 1926 the goal has beenpassed Not one failure charged up against this communitys Christmas spirit Despite the announcement Wednesday that the goal had been reached the contributions continued to pile up Thursday Then there was a total of more than S500 in merchandise con tributions to be added Along with the merchandise gifts listed in the accompanying table all of which are included in thc overall total of the campaign were thc following merchandise contributions put up for action in connection with KGLOi Christ mas Cheer benefit program Tucs ial5 CHEEK FiVl GOALVlOOVtH PREVIOUSLY TODAYS CASII CONTSIBUTIONS Kil1C TOTAL CASH RAISED TO DATE 2JIWM AMOUNT OVER CASH GOAL lliust MERCllANUISr GIFTS TO OATK lxCi Grand Total LATEST CONTRIBUTIONS Leslie and Riih Boh and Judy Mary and Jean McCarthy Northwestern SUtes Portland Ce ment General OrrieeEmployes Hcjllk Bid on Set Just a Friend Mrs S N Fox Mrs Bradford Seaton Everett A Kay and Sue Halvnnen Townsend Clnb No 1 Orphan Annie Sam Uepl Store Employes Linda and Judy Wolf R V Wilkinson Rock FalK An M U Friend air and Mrs Kenneth Karlberc Albert Lea O S From a Friend at Plymouth Tftddy Dbnn Employes of Ward t Company i no snu 1IKI ttiti day night Iowa Raizes Shoe Brokerage Department store 511 S4 Goodmans Jewelry Coal company S1295 Gamble Stores Decker Brothers Russell Studio Iowa Hard ware Mutual company S12Pru siaBillon Clothing Home Furniture store So Kirks Studio Florimel Beauty Salon Cash realized on the bids for this merchandise has of course been included in thc cash contri butions to the fund Thus another Christmas Cheer fund is passiiifr into history so far as those who make it pos sible with their liberal contri butions arc concerned But for Dons Bruce and her associates at thc Social Welfare league headquarters the heaviest of the work still lies ahead V14H 4 rll rj3ini sim Lyons Laundry Employes 1000 Roosevelt Elementary P T A Deckers Swecl Flclile Department ISSH Vance Music Company mm n ee Mile Club KI Troop II Harding Girl Scouts 1wi Mrs Mabel Car rick A Friend Milt Tracy Following is a list of merchan dise contributions from generous Mason City retail and wholesale business houses j Decker Brulbers s 1 Company Garftns grocery Kresce Dollar Slore Cildner Brothers Clothing Store Northwestern IliUribulmr Co Iowa Shoe Brokerage Kathcrvne Louise and Amlinp National Tea Store Manajcer Sam Department Slore Firestone Auto Supply Lennau Bakery Merkel5 Department Store TylerRyan Furniture Companv Independent Biking Company and Employes SearsRoebuck Company turners Mens Store Earls Fruit Market United Fran store Stacy Fmil Company Boehler and Bishop Cut Rate Grocery Kelty Grocery Furnitare SeUServlce On tit Fifflf ITitcly Store Lyons lanndererR and Macs Fovd Market Monltomcry Ward i Company TOTAL VAUJK OK JIERCllAvT lno 1000 YANKEETROOPS LAND AT DAKAR IN WEST AFRICA Survey Facilities for Means by Which Allied Cause Can Best Be Aided EDITORS NOTE Joseph Morton Associated Press corre spondent whose eyewitness story of the arrival of United States troops in Dakar follows landed in Africa June 17 with the first contingent of American troops to reach Liberia He re mained in Liberia until early ibis month and noiv has reached Dakar where be was the only American correspondent to wit ness the arrival of American soldiers by land air and sea in French west Africa had a part in he project there is a tremendous gratitude 10 the hundreds who have stood back oi them in their program designed lo avoid Empty Stockings in Mason City this Christmastide M a v By JOSEPH MORTON West Africa States troops have ar rived in Dakar and a special army and navy mission headed by Vice Admiral William Glassford is at work determining how the citys airports and harbor facilities and the French ships here best can be fitted into allied plans These plans include air ferry ing operations the shipment of men and material to the north African front and the fighting of axis submarines off the African coast The survey includes the remaining units of thc French fleet here The Americans mcmocrs of the air forces the service of supply and technical personnel arc not in Dakar in great numbers There is little doubt in the minds of American soldiers here however that 90 per cent of the people of Dakar are with them in spirit Every soldier walking and rid ing down the street is received with friendly smiles waves from both men and women and salutes from French soldiers and sailors U is true that the American soldiers must brave the stares of a few residents who obviously are restraining themselves but they have as jet encountered no noticeable manifestation of an tagonism Arriving without fanfare the soldiers immediately went to work with their new French allies and Christmas be just a little happier Stamps from your GlobeGazette for the As sociated Press I have hoped that one Christmas I might be in Bethlehem in Judca Yet now thai T have my wish isnt easy to exnct MACKENZIE it find the yulelidc sage for you good folk back home Here and in Jerusalem I have traced the life of Jesus in traditional relics I left the place of nativity until thc last Maybe its because of the beau tiful story of the star of Bethle hem one of the most cherished memories of my childhood in the old Methodist parsonage back in Vermont and I wanted to save it Anyway I started by climbing ancient battlements of King Davids palace against thc wall cient when Christ passed through them When afterward J made my way among the motley crowds which swarmed in the Arabs in native dress and peoples of the other near eastern countries struck me that probably thc scene was not so far different from what years ago must have been Certainly it strongly re miniscent of the colored pictures m my Sunday school book of days agone From the top of Davids wall one also could see the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane beautiful m the soft light of the winter sun A little beyond in that great wadi or canyon runs the river Jordan in whose waters Jesus was baptized by John Farther away on the horizon lo he cast is thc mountain on which Mqscs stood and looked with long mg eyes toward the promised land which he never was to tread which finally climbed sharply upward with many steps lo Calvary Within the neighboring Church of the Holy Sepulcher is the tomb in which He was buried Over on thc hillside just east of Jerusalem I stood bv he spot from which He ascended into heaven and by the great stone winch they tell us was the scene of His There agony the in Gethsemane garden stands gnarled olive tree that is supposed to be 2000 years old although it still puts out green leaves Having seen historic Jerusalem I came to Bethlehem Here in quiet of this historic city sur rounded by Hallowed places asso ciated with the birth of Christ one should find inspiration Christmas story There shepherds tended Across that crest looking east ward three wise men must have followed thc star until over the manger is the hillside their where flocks lave rested stone niche in which Christ child was said to have born a few feet away slood he manger in which He was placed Ccrlainly there is a wealth of Christmas stiil that inspiration is lacking There seems lo a foreign note thai jar Perhaps its the steely clack of military boots on the flagstones of the underground stable and of thc Church of the Nativity which has been built over this holy place This year theChristmas tour ists are mostly soldiers Some bear marks of the bloody argu ment by which the world is try ing to settle its differences Others still have to offer their lives on battlefields That doesnt encourage thought of peace on earth good will among men Still we might take as thc thesis of our message thc thought that these soldiers who kneel so rev erently before the sacred relics are fighting among other things for Christianity the and well in gaily decorated halls with 5000000 pounds of turkey and tons of potatoes pies and other delicacies There was turkey too for thc laOO Americans imprisoned by the Japs at Camp Woosung near Shanghai the Red Cross reported At home despite rationing md pocket ample some books scarcities fatter gave promise of Christmas dinners Thousands of soldiers and workers who have been sep arated from their families jammed trains and buses in a lastminute rush lo get home for the holidays After dinner Thursday night following tradition the president will read aloud to the family md guests Dickens Christmas carol Those expected to be present are Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt Jr and her two children Franklin 111 and Christopher Mis James Roosevelt of New York the presi dents sisterinlaw Harry Book er New York and Mr and Mrs Harry Hopkins and Hopkins daughter Diana On Christmas morning the president and Mrs Hooscvelt and the family will attend services arranged by the Washington Fed eration of Churches Presents will be opened in the afternoon ami Mr Roosevelt will carve the tur key at dinner in thc A R Sale Pioneer Teacher and Businessman Dies at 89 Rites for Pioneer of More Than 70 Years to Be Held Saturday A R Sale 89 for nearly 70 years active in the business and civic life of Mason City died at his home 320 Pennsylvania ave nue southeast about oclock Thursday morning lollowinc an illness For nearly 30 years he was sec retary of the Iowa Hardware Mutual Insurance association and served as well as state secretary of the Iowa Retail Hardware as sociation He retired in 1931 He was one of those genial Pioneers who could remember the good old ilays of Mason City During his 70 years here Mr Sale had held many posi tions such as city clerk found er of the citys fire department teacher in the grammar schools high school teacher county sup erintendent and city super n tendent MrSale was ham England Oct 20 1353 the son or Mr and Mrs Stephen Sale He came to this country shortly after the Civil war as a boy of 12 He received his education in the Cedar Valley Seminary Osage Wayland university Beaver Dam u ir Moines university and the University of Iowa On Sept 4 1901 he was married to Jennie Graham Murphy at f plcccdel llira V Many of the memories of the past life of Mason City that Mr Sale was able lo recall owed their existence lo a complete diary he kept as a boy of 12 years in what then was a wil derness compared with England which he left He was a member of the Knights Templar was president of the Mason City Building and Loan and for 35 years was a trustee of iJrmvood cemetery having been very active in this work For nearly 25 years Mr Sale was engaged in school work in Cerro Gordo county as a high schoolteacher in Mason City as early as 1878 He also ai Portland from 880 lo 1S83 and was then in charge of the gram mar school of Mason City from 1887 to 1890 He was coimtv vllp cniHcndcnl from 1890 to 1893 and was superintendent of the city schools from to IflOl was sec from liloi o 1931 he retary of thc Iowa Hnrdvare Mu tual Insurance association and was state secretary of thc Iowa Kclail Hardware association at the same lime Surviving are his daughter Mrs Russell Arundel Washington D C who has arrived in Mason City and two grandchildren Nicky and Joslyn Arundel Funeral services will be held at the Major Memorial chapel at afternoon with the Rev Roy C Helfenstein u Ot thc Congregational church m charge The body will lie m state at thc Major funeral home until the time of services Set in Gift Exchang KANSAS CITY WjChcr of Commerce members didnt ex change Christmas gifts as usual ihis year Instead they gave pack ages to members of the armed forces at a downtown canteen A pretty auburnhaired WAAC drew a nice shaving kit No Paper Friday In order to give employes of the GlobeGazette a holiday Friday then will be no paper Christmas day Subscribers will receive all regular fea tures however as Saturdays paper will carry two install ments of comics and serial story WASHINGTON ing on a series of bombing at tacks on he Japanese airfieid at IWunda United States dive bombers have dumped new loads of bombs on the enemy the navy reported Thursday MOSCOW UR The red army advancing so fast that it has captured a German divi sional general and jfloo of nis men has laken Ihc town of SuJ icnsky 20 miles north of the btalinjrradKliarkov railroad virtually culling thc northern half of the Don valley in two MOST STORES TO GLOSESATURDAY Grocery Coal Dealers to Be Open Dec 26 IMosI of Mason Citys down town stores wil not be open Sat urday the merchants having vot ed to give employes a three dav Christmas holiday Lawyers also decided not to reopen their officer on Saturday and a number of other professional men have fol lowed suit Thc grocery stores and coal anil lumber dealers will be open tur busmcss on Saturday as usual There will be no GlobcGazcitc published on Fridas Its Already Christmas in U S Outposts By UMTEU PRESS American troops stationed in the Fiji islands just across the inter national date line in the Pacific are now celebrating Chrislmus Midnight Dec 2 arrived at the first of Americas farflung outposts at 7 a m CWT In another halfhour Christinas had reached U S troops in New Zealand At R a m CWT it came to the American forces on Guadal canal island in the Solomons When il i oclock on he morning before Christmas in Chi cago Christinas itself came to Australia and New Guinea The last American forces to celebrate Christmas will be those in Hawaii and Samoa where it not come until long after many presents have been opened in the United Stales In Hawaii Christmas begins at n m CWT Dec 25 and in last American outpost lo celebrate G a in CWT DC 25 Although Samoa is only 750 miles away from the Fiji islands Americans on those islands will celebrate the holiday 23 hours apart The dateline divides the Pacific in the area between the two groups Christmas also begins Thursday Jn these other spots around the world where U S forces arc known to be stationcd a m CWT p m CWT p m CWT London and p m p mCWT In there arc no American is Christmas at 10 a m Thursday in Tokio and G p m in Berlin and Rome Man Attacked Clawed by Chicken Hawk NEW YORK Ma rino 20 reported Thursday that a chicken hawk attacked him Wednesday night in Brooklyn and clawed his arm The hawk ex hausted himself in the attack Marino caught him turned over to police He was the second victim of a chicken hawk in New York in recent weeks Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Colder TluiVjidav aftcfnuon and Thursday night lowest temperature Thursday night 5 above occasional light snow Thursday night and Fri day forenoon IOWA Occasional light rain or snow in south portion Thurs day afternoon and entire state Thursday night and Friday forenoon Not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Continued cold ex cept not quite KO culd northwest portion Thursday night warmer Friday forenoon occasional light snow and extreme south field poriinn Thursday night and en tire stale Friday forenoon 8 MORE TOWNS ARE CAPTURED IN RED ADVANCE 17 Messerschmitts in Good Condition Left by Fleeing Germans By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor armies hemmed th key German rail citadel of Millcr OVD on three sides Thursday cap tured at least eight more towns and listed 44000 nazis killed and 37601 taken prisoner since tha great soviet drive n crass the mid dle Don steppes began nine days ago Millcrovo lies only 130 miles north of Hoslov gateway to the Caucasus whose capture would seal off the land escape route of approNimalely 1000000 axis trnops fishlitiff in southern Utis sia T German field headquarters gavo this terse summary Of the vast and critical struggle In the Don area the defense battle continues Between the Volga and thc Don bolshevist counterattacks collapsed Frontline dispatches to the soviet newspaper Pravda said the Germans were retreating in wild disorder in at least one sector As they fled the nazis left 17 undam aged Messcrschmitt fighting planes on an airfield In a scries of war bulletins thc rcil army commund declared thai ColCcu N F Vatutins forces hitting a pace of 12 to 18 miles daily bad seized three towns in an arc threatening Millcrovo with encirclement These were Bolsliinsk 37 miles southeast ofthe rail hub Volo shinat 25 miles hovoi Kog 18 miles northeast The spearhead at BoJshinsk was only 37 miles northeast of Ka mensk another big town just be low Millcrovo on thc Moscowto Rostov railway At the same time he hard driving red armies widened their sweep back into the Ukraine and soviet vanguards were pictured as having already advanced with in loO miles of Kharkov the Ukraine Pittsburgh in a lunge which has carried them 200 miles west of Stalingrad Adolf Hitlers frantic attempts til stem the Russian tide by throwing masses of reserves in to the struggle were declared by Russian headquarters lo have failed A thousand troops threw up their hands in surrender at one point the soviet command re ported In another sector the Germans attempted to make a counterat tack the Russian midday com munique said army men defeated the enemy and captured a populated place on the heels of the retreat ing Hitlerites More than GOO ene my dead remained on the batllc N MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 7 Minimum Wednesday night 11 At 8 a m Thursday i I YEAH AGO Mavimum Minimum ft Silent Night Holy Night 11 nfl Bobby daughter and son of Mr and Mrs i fn1 in City llcre thc cei spir itual of the Christmas season as expressed in the of the Girto s ro picture as Christmas cards MJM AIIEAIlS OVEK I ItONT IN LIBYA In Xortli Africa a prcChrial nias lull appeared to have settled nvcr the Libyan front with Brit ish headquarters announcing There is nothing to report from iitir land torccs and Wednesday air activity over the battle area again was on a small scale Latest rcport put British van guards uithin J80 miles of Tri poli ns Gen Sir Bernard L Mont gomerys 8th army continued its pursuit of Field Marshal Erwin Rommels Africa corps PATKOIS SHAUPIY INCREASE ACTIVITIES IN TUNISIA On the Tunisian ironl allied and axis patrols sharply increased their activities in the muddy hills before Tunis and Bizcrtc perhaps signalling an early renewal of tho conflict Italian licmUiuurlcrs said al lied trnops attacked in an at Icmnl at rccujiUirinjf lost posi tions hul declared they were stopped bv axis resistance Allied troops went into action isainst the axis on a small scale at three points southwest of Tuniy dispatches said while French forces under Gen Henri Honora Giraud were reported to have driven the Italians from positions near Pont du Fans 30 miles south of Tunis In Ihe air war allied fighters and bombers attacked trains and other railway targets in northern France Belgium and western Ger many during the night the London mr ministry reported An Italian communique said al lied plane also raided in the neighborhood Or Naples hoinbcd the bcuvcc and liic island of Lampcdua i Sicily and Tunisia   

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