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   Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - December 3, 1941, Waterloo, Iowa                             All the News for All the Family FIRST The WeatKer Cloudy and warmer. for M fUtw Si WITH NEWS ESTABLISHED 1854 WATERLOO, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1941 TWENTY-TWO PAGES PRICE THREE CENTS PILES BILLIONS WAR FUND JFirst Pictures of British Libyan Offensive r: The upper photo shows an mir riew (note tail of plane at rijht) of the RAF on enemy barracks Tripolitauia. jihoto, Bren fiin carrier crashes thru barbed wire entanglements on way'to attaik. JPasstil first pictures to reach the UnHed States of the current British; offensive iri: Af.-ical (NBA Nazi Panzer Forces Spin in Reverse Before Red Attacks the Associated-Press) 'Russia's armies were reported to have.hurled the Germans back 12 to 24 miles on the blizzard-swept Moscow front Wednes- day, -while in the Ukraine the Russians declared that "the panic-stricken enemy" was still in headlong flight from Rostov-on-Don. Quoting latest advices from Moscow, the British radio said the Rus- sians had sent the panzer forces of Col. Gen. Heinz Guderian spinning in reverse. A communique from Adolf Hitler's field headquarters claimed fresh gains in violent tank and infantry battles before Moscow, but the Russians said the Germans had________________________' been thrown back in two key sec-' tors and generally painted a bright- ening picture of the two-month-cld struggle for the .capital. In the Ukraine, soviet dispatches said Red armies counter-marching back thru the Donets river indus- trial basin were fin ding, the frozen bodies of Germans wrapped in flimsy blankets, huddled in road- side and that to save them- selves from the bitter cold the nazis were fighting with suicidal fury to hold villages where they could find warmth and shelter. A London broadcast said Hit- ler had rushed Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch, com- mander-in-chief of the entire German army, to the Ukraine in an attempt to "stop the rout at all cost." German armored reinforcements were reported hurrying along the Mariupol road to combat the Rus- sians' sweeping counter-offensive, which so far appeared to have hurled the Germans back more than Moscow The Moscow ra- dio announced Wednesday night that Soviet forces had captured Think Crime Wave Started in Norway Berlin (U.Pj A warning pub- lished Wednesday in the German- controlled newspaper, German Zeitung, in Oslo implied that a crime wave had broken out there. The warning, by the Oslo chief of police, said: "Keep doors closed at all times. Watch your bats and coats in public places. Keep food safe place. locked up. Do not carry valuables. "Women should not travel alone at night. Shoe shops should, dis- play not more than one pair of shoes. "Factory and store managers should have their employes searched at the end of the work day." Feature Index Page "Believe It or Not" 8 Taganrog and 40 villages on the i Brady's Health Talk 4 southern front. ______________ Ccdar TMs NeW5.............12 75 miles from their farthest east- ward thrust to the Novocherkassk region, 35 miles beyond Rostov. According to soviet reports, the Germans are falling back some- where between Taganrog, 40 miles west of Rostov, and Mariupol. A London broadcast said German Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstcdt, commander-in-chief of Hitler's southern Russian armies, was rush- ing armored reinforcements along the Mariupol road in an attempt to'halt the Russians' sweeping coun- ter-offensive. Mariupol is 100 miles west of Ros- tov. Soviet front-line dispatches said the battered German forces under Field Marshal Ewald von Kleist had lost more than men killed and wounded in the running battle along the shores of the sea of Azov. On the winter-bound central front, where the Germans asserted their troops were within sight of (Continued on puge 2. column 1) Winchdl on Broadway City in Brief 6 Classified Ads ...............18-1.9 Comics ........................21 Courier Files 4 Editorial 4 Farm News .....................54 Markets .......................20 Merry-Go-Round in News 4 Northeast Iowa Events ........13 Parsons' Mcvic Talk ..17 Private Lives 4 Radio Programs ................1" Santa's Wonderland 8 Serial Story 8 Society........................ 6 Sports ......................15-16 i Stamp Stories 4 Theatre; Entertainment .......171 Uncle Ray's Corner 8 i Uncle 8 8j Ivan Surprised to Draw 1140 Again lor Auto Without any special planning on his part, Ivan L. 'Billings. 1919 Falls avenue, Wednesday had obtained the same automobile license plate number, for 1942 as he had received last year. Bill.'ngs came to the auto license bureau in the 'office of County Treasurer Anna M. Decker late Tuesday to get a new set of plates for his car.. He drew number 1140. which had been the number issued him Dec. 1940, for use this year. Billings expressed surprise that he had drawn the same number again this year, it was reported. The license bureau' had issued sets of 1942 plates by the forenoon Wednesday. Says Reoorfs of French Suffering Over Emphasized D. man Norman H. Davis of the American Red Cross has told con- gress that some reports of wide- spread starvation and suffering in occupied France are exaggerated. He opposed relieving Germany of the responsibility for caring for the people in that area, in testi- mony on the new defense rp'oro priation bill which carried 550.- 000.000 ior Red Cross foreign war relief work. Henceforth the Red Cross will concentrate its relief activities in Britain, China. Russia ar'd the middle east. Davis said the Red Cross had discontinued relief oppratiims in Spain and Finland. U. S. CREAMERY BUTTER PRODUCTION DROPS DCS but- t3r production dropped 1.4 per cent in the west north central division during the week ending Nov. 27. the United State.: of ag- riculture reported Wednesday, while dropping 0.1 per cent thruout the entire country. The week's production was an even 1 per cent above that of the corresponding week of 1940 in the west north central division and per cent below that of the entire United Stales during that week. KILLED IN FOG. Dubuque, fog was blamed for the death of Mrs. Frank J. Webor, 64, Dubuque, struck Tuesday night by an auto- mobile driven by Joseph B'rommclt, 48, at a street intersection. Hull Expresses Pessimism Makes Charge in Press Talk Japs Back Military Despotism. TOKYO SAYS ROOSEVELT REQUEST NOT RECEIVED Washington, D. Basic differences in the na- tional policies of the United States and Japan were empha- sized Wednesday by Secretary of State Cordell Hull in a press conference discussion during which he charged Japan with setting up military despotism in conquered countries. Hull pictured a Japan which de- pended on force and conquest and oppression of conquered peoples. He said that the months-long ex- ploratory conversations had never yet reached a stage where actual negotiations toward a peaceful set- tlement of U. S.-Japanese issues could be undertaken, Hull's .remarks, inter- preted ag representing a pes- simistic official view of -the outcome of the present (ense situation involving the two countries. They were made as the United States awaited a prompt reply to j request for; an explanation of heavy Japanese troop concentrations in French Ihdo-China, exceeding the agreed upon between Tokyo and Vichy France. Withdrawal of these troops was regarded, a prerequisite to "concrete negotiations for an American-Jap- anese settlement. Similarly, the United States has imposed another condition that Japanese troops be withdrawn from China itself. Japan Not Informed. government in- formation board said Wendesday that Japan has not been informed officially of President Roosevelt's request for an explanation of Jap- anese military concentrations in French Indo-China. Official disavowal that Ad- miral Kicbisaburo Nomura, Japanese 'ambassador to Wash- ington, had yet informed Tokyo of the president's request co- incided with intensification of Japanese press criticism of the United States. Hope waned that President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull would bow before Japanese expansionist aims. News- papers said that success or failure of negotiations at Washington de- pended on the American altitude. Vichy "Surprised." reply to a for- mal question put to Japan by Presi- dent Roosevelt, the Vichy govern- ment asserted Wednesday that Japanese troops in French Indo- China do not exceed the number authorized by the regime of Mar- shal Henri Philippe Petain. Word that the American presi- dent had delivered a formal repre- sentation to Tokyo on the subject caused widespread surprise in Vichy. To Talk "Next Week." New Hid- iki Tojo. Japan's premier, is going to make an important announce- ment early next week, in which he will state the future policy of his the BBC, quoting Tokyo advices, stated in a broad- cast heard here by the NBC listen- ing post. North Iowa Clubs Send Officers to Kiwanis Institute Twenty-five men representing nine northern Iowa Kiwanis clubs gathered Wednesday in Hotel Rus- sell-Lamson for an all-day school of instruction for club officers. Among were Duanc Dowel, Algona. governor-elect of the Nebraska-Iowa district of Ki- wanis International, and Gilbert J. Green, Fort Dodge, lieutenant gov- ernor-elect. Towns represented were Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown. Mason City, Webster City. Fort Dodge, Crcsco, Iowa Cily, Waterloo and Algona. House Votes 182-143 for Antistrike Bill Washington, D. C. house Wednesday tentatively adopted the drastic Smith anti- strike bill to ban mass picket-' in; and outlaw defense strikes which are not approved by a majority of the union Involved. The action, on a teller vote of 182 to 143. is subject to a later roll call vole. Washington, D. Supporters of drastic anti- strike legislation won two im- portant test votes in tho house Wednesday when two amend- ments, one aimed at barring communists from holding of- fice in labor unions, and the other curbing picketing Averc approved. The amendment directed at all communists, bundists and individ- uals convicted-of felonies from holding office in labor unions pro- vides that unions having such of- ficers would lose all benefits un- der the national labor relations act. It was offered by Rep. Dies (D-Tex) and approved by an overwhelming voice vole. The other amendment, offered by Rep. Hobbs and ap- proved on a standing vote of 105- 68. would limit those permitted to picket a plant solely to men -em- ployed in it. The Hobbs amendment would prevent use of ..so-called outside pickets in felso joining picket lines... The two were approved as the house began consideration of six different anti-strike bills and scores of amendments. Eleven of Anti-Fascist Band Accused of Conspiracy Against Gov't. WIDESPREAD SABOTAGE BLAMED ON TERRORISTS K o m e (UP) Eleven members of an anti-fascist band accused of attempting to assassinate Premier Benito Mussolini, inciting rebellion in the Italian army, and under- mining the fascist regime', were sought while 60 associates were be- ing tried Wednesday before a spe- cial tribunal. The alleged attack on Mussolini occurred at Caporetto in 1938, long before the start of the war. II was charged officially that all of the plotters had worked for foreign powers. Russia was named specifically. The 60 defendants yvere on trial in Trieste, center of the plot The revolutionary band, which maintained feSeaidttpputeos-iit on the lifvinov Stops af Wake Island Wake Island (Via Pan American Airways Maxim Lit- vinov, Russian ambassador to the United States, reached Wake island Wednesday on the China Clipper after an 11% hour flight from Guam. He departs for Midway island and Honolu'u. Litvinov was the dinner guest of Capt. G. J. McMillan, governor and commandant of Guam during his brief stay. All important navy and marine officers of the island attended. Reveals Kearny in Long Battle When Torpedoed Washington, D. The U. S. destroyer Kearny fought for nearly three hours against a pack of German submarines before she was hit by a torpedo, an official navy report to congress revealed Wednesday. The destroyer, almost cut in half by the explosion, limped into an Iceland port with her 10 dead and 11 wounded. The attack occurred on the night of 16-17. IOWA BUSINESS ON UPGRADE IS REPORT Iowa City. the ex- ception of residential building and railroad carloadings, Iowa business continues to boom, according to a report from the University of Iowa Bureau of Business Research. October gains over September in- cluded bank debits 9.5 per cent: life insurance sales. 8.7 per cent: indus- trial payrolls. 4 per cent, and elec- tric power, 4.4 per cent, the report added. Home Gifts arc always welcome. It's easy to select them if you check the Classified ads every day. These advertisers offer a good selection: Black Hawk Electrical Co. Firestone Store Standard Qlasi fc Paint Co. Redmond Appliance Co. See pages 18 and 19. COURIER CLASSIFIED GIRLS Piione spiracy against- the. tempting to overthrow: the The state declared that commu- nist members of the group hoped to, create a soviet republic com- prising the Slavs of Italy, Corin- thia and Jugoslavia. Incited Soldiers to Rebel. They brought pressure on Italy's Slovene minorities, it said, ex- ploiting their "hate against Italy" to create rebellion. Slav soldiers in the Italian army were openly incited to rebellion, it said. Widespread sabotage was blamed on the terrorists. They were said to have blown up three powder factories in 1940. bringing death to 137 persons and injuries to They were charged with at- tempting to blow up the Arnol- slcin bridge between Italy and Germany, and with perpetrat- ing other military sabotage. Most of their activities centered near the former Jugoslavian bor- der, it was said. Attempts were made to destroy schools at Plezzo, Oltre, Sonzio and Plusia, all near Trieste, the principal seaport of the .old Aus- trian empire. The terrorists organized in Trieste and neighboring provinces during 1938 and 1939. the charge said, altho some had committed terroristic acts between 1929 and 1931. Most members of the band be- longed -to other terrorist organiza- tions in Jugoslavia, it said. Police Seize TNT. Their activities were confined mainly to the Trieste area and other parts of northern Italy. Police seized more than 400 pounds of TNT, 40 pounds of dyna- mite, 149 hand grenades, five ma- chine guns. 85 revolvers and a quantity of cartridges and other explosives cached by the terror- ists, it was announced. The official Italian news agency Stefan! said that one of the mem- bers of the alleged terrorist band was Vittorio Sossi. an engineering student. He was charged with leading a students' revolutionary move- ment. Under questioning before a spe- cial tribunal at Trieste. Stcfani said, Sossi admitted that his group attempted to organize plots to overthrow fascism, but he mini- mized his own importance. The courtroom was crowded Wednesday when the trial was re- sumed. Those on trial were de- fended by 18 lawyers, many from Rome, and the judges included four high blackshirt militia offi- cers. Will Pick Up Toy Gifts; Call 2-1424 THE FUND TODAY. Previously reported .......J95 I.B.M.................... 1 Roy Freed................ 2 Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Moore.................. 5 Total to date While individual contribu- tors pushed the Courier Good Fellows fund over the mark, downtown headquarters of the campaign were opened Wednesday morning at 306 West Fourth street, with many groups contributing to the job. Pick-up of toy donations, Laur- ence Kopel, general chairman said, will be handled by drivers of three laundries and four cleaning estab- lishments Waterloo, Model and Sibert's laundries, Varsity, My Va- let, Unique and Imperial cleaners. Now that the Good Fellows store is open, Kopel urged householders to search their at- tics and basements for dis- carded toys and telephone 2-1424 to offer the store their dona- tions. Offers of toy? should not be made to the laundry or cleaning firms. As fast as toys accumulate in the store, they will be taken to the NYA shops in the former Washing- ton school building, where they will be repaired under supervision of N. O. Dahlin, NYA area director. Includes Lend-lease Fund to Increase Production of Guns and Tank's. TOTAL AUTHORIZATIONS NOW REACH 67 BILLIONS Merry Christmas with King Edwnrd. San Felice, Harvester. Emerson cigars. (advertisement) SAVE A LIFE IN 1941! Traffic Toli in City of Waterloo This Year and Last Since Same Jan. l Date 1fl41 1941 Number of accidents 411 Number injured ISfi Number killed 6 312 groups have '.contributed ftowara setting-tip'; the' Eel- (Sjuarters. t has fceeh'donated, :retit-fraej by Olesen Window Washing and general cleaning -were donated by Waterloo Window Washing company, tables for use as counters are being lent by the Elks club, a sign for the front was donated by Display Sign Service, and miscellaneous hauling was given by Burch Transfer Storage Co.. Cash contributions, needed to provide the major bulk of the Christmas cheer the Good Fellows give to underprivileged children, may be sent to the Courier business office. Washington, D. An additional appropriation almost entire- ly for defense but including lend-Jcase. funds for a vast in- crease in production of tanks and guns for British and Bus-' sian forces was approved Wednesday by the house appro- priations committee. The huge new outlay would bring the total of cash and contract authorizations pro- vided for defense since July 1, 1940. t0 the staggering sum of In recommending the new expen- diture, the committee turned a request by the war department for broader leeway in transferring to other countries, on a lend-lease basis, equipment purchased for the army with funds appropriated since last March 11, the date of enactment of the lend-lease act To Provide 500 Millions. Instead, the; r.ecom- ;mendBff-r in ,the. priaied for.the progranv Washington, D. C, The treasury Wednesday announced that it will borrow In new money Thursday, offering lu long-term bonds and in intermediate-term bonds. Gerrnan Officer Shof in Paris Paris, Occupied France (fP) The German command in Paris announced Wednesday that a Ger- man medical corps officer had been shot Tuesday night in the Boule- vard Magenta, and immediately imposed a p. m. curfew on the entire tenth arrondissement. The announcement said the cur- few would continue indefinitely and specified that German author- ities "reserved the right to take graver measures" later. Warns Realtors of License Renewals Des Moines Secretary of Slate Earl G. Miller Wednesday asked Iowa real estate brokers and salesmen to file their applications for license renewals before Dec. 31. After that time the licenses lapse. Many applications already have been filed but Miller asked co-op- eration of brokers and salesmen who have not yet applied. There are approximately brokers and salesmen in the state. Brokers' licenses cost and salesmen's S5. Kappas at Drake Fear Peeping Toms DCS squad cars were assigned Wednesday to patrol the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house at Drake university after the girls reported they were befng annoyed by window peepers. The sorority girls said the win- dow peepers had been interfering with their nightly study for the past month. 18 SHOPPING DAYS to Christmas Also GIVE U.S. Defense Savings BONDS and STAMPS STORES BANKS POST OFFICES and proposed that the army be au- thorized to transfer as-" much worth of additional equipment if the military situation it Both funds would provide tanks, antiaircraft material, antitank wea- pons and artillery, combat -vehicles, small arms and ammunition, the committee said. Gen. George C. Marshall, army chief of staff, declared their production in large quantities was essential "if the necessary superiority of force is to be ob- tained over the axis powers." "The question of the nationality of those who use the Marshall said, in requesting greater flexibility of- the transfer .author- ity, "seems of relatively lesser im- portance than is the imperious re- quirement that they be immediately produced for such use." Might Divert Tanks. Altho only of the bill's total was earmarked specifically for Russian requirements, Marshall de- clared that as long as American ground forces are not involved in war, "many of the tanks for the production of which funds are re- quested might well be diverted in order to assist the Russian army to remain on its feet." j "That would be my urgent ad- vice, in such a he added. In addition to for the war department and lend-lease, the bill carried in cash and contractual authority for the navy including for 020 additional airplanes and 000.000 for gun mounts, ammunition storage and other items in connec- tion with the proposed arming of about American merchant ships, and for about 400 patrol and mine-laying vessels. For Indirect Projects. Apart from its strictly military funds, the bill also carried 000 for purposes indirectly related to defense, chiefly new or aug- mented power projects: for foreign war relief and foreign property control and 58.7H.333 to carry out nondefense activities au- thorized in several new laws. The army's share of the total in- cluded funds to boost its enlisted strength -to an increase of 277.026 men, and for 27.905. more commissioncti officers and 5.765 ad- ditional warrant officers. Marshall disclosed during- his testimony on the bill that while congress had appropriated the money for approximately 800 combat planrs for the army, the air arm is operating with only about such planes, Informed sources said that indi- cated tho liemcndnus number of being sent abroad. A total of was in-   

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