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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1941, Mason City, Iowa X NORTH DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTQ3Y AND ARC DES MOIMCS I COUP HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PBZSS AND UNITED PRESS FULL WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 1 1941 THIS PAFEIl CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE JAPAN WANTS TO NEGOTIATE MORE AS REDS TELL OF HITLER REVERSALS Russians Say Nazis Cannot Stem Tide of New Counter Attacks MOSCOW battered German troops hurled back through village after village in a retreat from ttostov that has become the biggest nazi reversal of the Kussian campaign have been unable to stem the red armys counter drive and are in dan ger of being cut off by a new thrust from the north the Moscow radio declared Mon day Quoting dispatches to Pravda from the southern front the edly take emergency steps fol bioadcast said the new soviet lowing secret meeting of United icvrnittT ii i j owng secre meetng of nite thrust deve oped Sunday morning states army and naval command in the shellpocked Donets basin northwest of Rostov where the advance might open a corridor to 1he sea of Azov which would cut off the hotlyengaged German rear guard The report to Pravda declared hardriding Russian cavalry men first to carry the red ban ner back into Rostov kept up their chargre for miles beyond the city and broke up repeated German attempts to form a new line Other red army units the Pravda correspondent reported ousted the Germans from towns identified as B and K along with many other large and small villages in a 14mile advance over fields strewn v dead with wreckage ofGerr inan tanks and guns These advances the Russians declared hurled the riazis back to Taganrog 40 rriileswest oljtos tpv then kept them on the retreat along the road to Mariupol an other 60 miles to the west The British radio reported that the German commander in the south Fieid Marshal Ewald von Kiest had moved his headquarters back to Mariupol two days ago and now was on the again far ther to the rear CBS quoted the radio as saying that the second Russian counter drive was forcing axis troops in the Donets back toxvard industrial Slalino 100 miles northwest Rostov Nazi Fieldglasses Can See Moscow BERLIN soldiers in advance units battling toward the Russian capital now can see Moscow with the aid of good field glasses a German military spokesman declared Monday night The spokesman did not say on what part of the curving Moscow front this approach had been made but previous reports indicated Ger man forces were nearest on roads running into Moscow from the west and northwest The Germans admitted that hordes of Russians along the southern front now blocked the Rostov road to the Caucasus Spokesmen said some of these forces had been brought up into the battle from the occupation of northern Iran and others were being poured in from Siberia mov ing past the Moscow area The Germans denied emphati cally however Russian reports indicating thai Taganrog 40 miles west of Rostov had been recap tured They said the Russians were miles away from that Sea of Azov port BRITISH SINK ARMED RAIDER Cruiser Reports Nazi Ship Tried to Escape Behind Smoke Screen LONDON OIPJ A German armed raider was sunk by the 9850 ton British cruiser Devon nad grown out of the conferences shire in the south Atlantic Nov 22 but that the fact finding board it after a futile attempt to escape had not as yet offered recom behind a smoke screen the admir mendations for settling thedispute nltv nnnntinrpci MnnHav ctilT ally announced Monday No survivors were picked up because of the presence of a Ger man submarine the communique Kid The German raider intercepted by the British cruiser caught fire alter a 10mimite shelling by its eight 8inch guns the admiralty said and the crew abandoned ship WAR in Brief By UNITED PRESS SINGAPORE Bri t ish declare state of emergency for straits settlement and federated Malay states mobilize all armed forces for instant service express concern over possible Japanese move against Thailand CAIKO British claim new Libyan gains and destruction of half remaining tanks of Italian Ariete division east of Sidi Rezegh soviet counter offensive reportedly driving Ger mans westward from Tula south ern keypoint of Moscow defenses admit re treat from Rostov in face of Rus sias numerical superiority claim new advance on Moscow and re portBritish counterattacks south east of Tobruk have been driven back Petain meets Heichsmarshal Goering possibly Adolf Hitler in occupied France presumably to agree to details of Frances entrance into nazi new order LONDON Informed quarters say Britain ready to declare war on Finland possibly Hungary and Rumania RAF dumps 150 tons bombs on Hamburg cabinet dis cusses JapaneseAmerican rela tions amid reports Washington conversations to be continued two weeks Foreign Minister Shigenori Togo accuses U S of tending to hamper establishment of new order in east Asia new bombings reported against southern Chinese bases and troops S consular of ficials warn Americans to eva cuate occupied China CANBERRA Australian min isters deliberate Pacific situa in special war cabinet ses sion STILL WORK ON RAIL DISPUTE Morse Thinks Report of Fact Board to F R Will Be Delayed WASHINGTON A Her nearly 23 hours of continuous sessions President Roosevelts spe cial fact finding board called a brief recess Monday in efforts to mediate the threatened strike of 350000 railway operating em ployes and Board Chairman Wayne L Morse said he was not so hopeful as I was Earlitv in Ihe long night session Morse had indicated he believed progress was being made toward a settlement As he announced a two hour recess at a m however he declared The situation hasnt looked good for the last three hours it did earlier in the evening There appears no chance getting any report to the president until late Monday afternoon or Monday night Morse added If I think there is still hope of reach ing a settlement in another night I am authorized to keep the parties in Chairman Morse said a general pattern for a possible settleme as of ent We are still hoping the parties will devise the terms themselves he declared It was understood that the five railroad operating brotherhoods had reached a tentative agreement on terms for settlement of the issues but that the representa tives of he 14 nonoperating brotherhoods had failed to sub scribe to this agreement Britain Now Emergency on Basis in East By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign Editor Allied powers took unprece dented military and naval precau tions in the far east Monday in apparent fear of an imminent Ja panese thrust to the south Great Britain put virtually all strategic sectors from Hong kong to Burma Singapore and Australia oa an emergency war basis ordered defense forces mobilized for instant action and reinforced vital areas adjacent to Thailand and Japaneseheld IndoChina The United States naval and rmy staffs at Manila were ic ported to have decided on emer gency steps following a secret joint meeting The Dutch East Indies mobil ized full air force strength follow ing British reports that Japanese warships were within striking dis taance oC Borneo and that im portant developments might be expected within a week Thailand newspapers comment ing on army and air maneuvers under Japanese direction in Indo china charged that already bay onets are fixed against the Thai borders Britain named Admiral Sir Tom Phillips as new naval commaanderinchief in the far east and it was reported that British naval reinforcements apparently including the new 35000ton battleship Prince of Wales were in far eastern wat ers af i V But in the face of all of these preparations dispatcnes from Ja pan and Washington indicated that the Tokio government for the moment at least was attempting to tone down the threats of war in the Pacific and hoped to continne negotiations with the United States for two weeks Perhaps the most striking pre cautionary measures were taken in the British sectors immediaate ly adjacent to Japaneseheld ter ritory British forces at Hongkong were reported sent to war posi tions Australia was described of ficially as a war station and a state of emergency was ordered in Singapore and the Malaya areas JAP OUTLOOK IS PESSIMISTIC Newspaper Nichi Nichi Reports Preparations to Meet Eventualities TOKIO can negotiations in Washington face difficulty and the Japanese government is making prepara tionsto meet all eventualities the authoritative newspaper Nichi Nichi said Monday despite earlier reports Japanese efforts to con tinue the conversations Nichi Nichi adopted a pessimis tic tone after it had been reported that the government wanted to continue negotiations with the United States for two weeks de spite a wide divergence of views Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura Japanese ambassador to Washing ton and Saburo Kurusu special envoy were understood to have been instructed to try to effect a change of mind by American leaders Defense SavingsStamps for sale at GlobeGazette Business office PICTOQUIZ IS FUN I YOU TRY IT HOW MANY CAN Q YOU ANSWER i Look on Want Ad Page of This Issue BRITISH ADMIT NAZIS PIERCED REZEGHS LINES English Forces Beyond Hump of Libya Are Continuing Operations 1 CAIRO Egypt O British forces which have driven west ward beyond the hump of Libya are continuing their operations British headquarters said Monday but it acknowledged that German infantry and tanks have broken into the defenses of Rezegh In that main sector of the 11 dayold desert struggle lie communique said one axis tank thrust from the west was re pulsed south of Rezcgli and British armored units turning on Italys destroyed about half theremaining tanks of this for mation which then fled north ward pursued by British mobile columns The British reported Sunday reaching the Mediterranean coast along the gulf of Sirte between Bengasi and Agedabia more than 300 miles west from the Egyptian frontier and across the axis one supply road from Tripoli On that and the report that im perial forces are hacking down GermanItalian strength in well defined fighting areas British ob serveis confidently predicted final destruction of axis remnants in the Tobrufc sector within three days There was no indication of the magnitude or success of the Ger man penetration into British de fenses around Rezegh The com munique said only that it was ac complished Sunday afternoon by German infantry with tank support and that bitter fighting continued in this area ABritish spokesman said the pressure on Britains corridor to Tobruk was heaviest from the west that is on the outside of the British rinc on that front this may indicate that the axis has brought up more reserves from its rear Expulsion of the Italian division however was said to have forced a gap between the two German forces for which it was a connec tion The nari divisions now ap parently are trying to reunite through the RezeghTobruk corri dor the spokesman said Mongrel Dog Rouses Family at Fire While Pedigreed Spitz Sleeps CHICAGO a mongrel dog is able to hold her head up just a bit higher around the apartment where Prince a pedigreed Spitz also lives A fire broke out in a garage adjoining the apartment during the night and Queenie scratched and howled loud enough to arouse her masters Mr and Mrs Charles Albert andtheir son who called the fire department and fled lo safety Prince however was asleep One Killed 15 Hurt in Oil Plant Blast OKMULGEE Okla man was killed and 15 others in jured Monday as an explosion ripped through the gasoline plant of the Phillips Petroleum com pany refinery The explosion had fire apparently centered in the accumulators and tanks of the gasoline department The rcfinerv normally employs 350 to 400 workers Cars Collide Headon in Fog lowan Killed TIPTON iF Herbert R Schwitzer26 Tipton was killed Monday in a headon automobile crash in a dense fog two miles east of here Harold S Moody Cedar Rapids driver of the sec ond machine suffered a frac tured ankle and other injuries TO ADDRESS OPTOMETRISTS CHICAGO Dr H F Brandt professor of applied phy chology at Drake university and designer of the Brandt Eye cam era will speak at the convention of the American Academy of Op tometry here Dec 8 Two Jumps to Safety i Tokio Cabinet Decides to Talk Not Fight Despite Differences By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Coinciding with Russian reports of the greatest German reversals since Adolf Hitler put blitzkrieg into the worlds vocabulary Japan voiced a preference Monday for further negotiations with the United States for peace in the Pacific in place of war Domei authoritative Japanese news agencv said Hint the cabinet weighing the issues at hand in the gravest crisis of longtroubled JapaneseUnited States relations had decided to continue negotiations despite great differ ences in the viewpoints of the two governments This was the tentative decision on a United States tormu for peace restating basic Washington principles which ran to virtually every as Japans expansionist Pvt Charles Lankford of Washington D C member of the 502nd parachute battalion landed in a pine tree aft er dropping from a plane during an attack on Hasten Car He cut his chute away and is shown jump ing tc the ground mainj ured Double Duty Cheer Appeal Is Evident FIRST COXTBinijTIOVS Mason Cily Clip liter n A K Jifrfl ForUiixJitly Cliib Mason City Lord PJushbcUom sowi P L IV E 11 mDO Total to Dale Cash Goal AMOUNT NEEDED The appeal of the1 double pur pose Christmas Cheer fund this year is already evident As soon as the story of the GlobeGazettes plan lo extend the Christmas Cheer Fund to reach Cerro Gordo county boys in the services as well as fam ilies in need here at home reached readers cards and letters started their way to the Cheer Fund edi tor Hero are the first names to be received in Mondays mail A packosnack parcel will be on he way to each of these boys imme diately Duane S Law U S S Sa vannah New York N Y Frank H Law U S S Sa vannah Nei York X Y J D Cannclla Co 4 4th Slarincs Shanghai China Sgt Robert O Bailey Co II 133rd Inf SKh Div Camp Claiborne La P F C Steve Petcoff Sta ion Hospital Air Base Albu querque New Mexico John S h i m a Jr U S S Navy Seattle Washington Private Mclvin J Manuel Battery C Camp CaUan Sin Diego California Sfft Lclancl G DcBolf Co B1 54th Ensrs Schoficld Bar racks Territory of Hawaii Donald D Dunton RMIC Radio Material School Bcllc vuc D C Stanley AV Dunton U S N A S Trade School Barracks No 6 Jacksonville Florida Harold E Marker AMM Ifc WSS L a n K i e r Ry8 Y Di vision Pearl Harbor T H Bruce A Marker U 5 S Corliss 1 St Division Pearl Harbor T H Parents who have sons in the service are askcd to make the la test addresses of these available at once so that the special Christ mas packages of spiced ham Luncheonette meat and vacuum seal frankfurters can be started on their way at the proper time to insure delivery before Christ mas Men who arc in service in re mote places such as Alaska Ha waii or Iceland are a long way off Their packages should get into the mails as soon as possible But remember Ihis The Cheer Fund nol only needs Ihe names of the boys in the service it needs funds Those with addresses as well as those with gifts should send them at once to Christmas Cheer fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Because of the heavy demand on the Christmas Cheer Fund this years because of the packosnacks the goal of the campaign was placed at Those who give early so as to give the Fund mo mentum will be performing an additional service Wont you help by passing along your contribution immediately JENNIE BRUNNER TRIAL STARTS AttoiTieysBegin Naming Jurors From Panel of 100 in Cerro Gordo Trial of Jennie Decker Brunner on a charge of murdering her husband of 7 months began in dis trict court here Monday afternoon before Judge Tom Boynlon Mrs Brunner has signed a confession lo shooting her husband on Scpl 30 County Attorney M L Mason his assistant M C Coughlon and Defense Attorney L R Boom hower began the tssk of picking an impartial jury from a pane of approximately 100 Cerro Gordf county residents The usual pane of 65 names was augmented by an additional 40 names when the date of the trial was set last month Mrs Brunncr Saturday pleaded innocent to the indictment charg ing her with murder Mr Boom howcr has not yet revealed he defense Woman Fatally Burned While Lighting Stove SPENCER Henry J Milton 40 died in a hospital here Sunday of burns suffered while lighting a stove at her farm home near Langdon Buy Christmas Seals la Hull Discuss Far East Outlook WASHINGTON Roosevelt conferred on the far eastern crisis with Secretary of Slate Cordcll Hull for an hour Monday examining all phases of the critical situation and Hulls earlier conversations with Japans two emissaries Hull reported to Mr Roosevelt shortly after he had talked for hour and five minutes with Japanese Ambassador Kichisa buro Nomura and Special Envoy Sabura Kurusu The president cut short a vacation at Warm Springs Ga to speed back here because of ominous develop menls in the Orient He arrived while Hull was talking to the Japanese Kurusu described M o n d a y mornings with Hull as a continuation of the talks which were instituted some time ago A stale deparlment spokesman said the session was devoted mainly lo subordinate delails The whole situation in the far cast seemed to remain in a loueli andgo slatus The Japanese have not yet sub mitted their reply to the stiff terms this country laid down as the price of any concessions to Japan Kurusu said he has not re ceived the answer although Tokio press reports said that it had been sent to him Some cautious optimism on the possible outcome of the Hull talks was expressed by Senator Elbert D Thomas D who is generally ivcllpostcd on oriental affairs Thomas told reporters that if the United Stales stands firm on Us demands il may bc nble lo force on adjustment in the far east without war He expressed hope that Americas wise leadership could accomplish that achieve ment The state department said that no further talks with the Japanese had been arranged as of noon program Whether the Japanese decision as a step toward a final settle ment which conceivably might lake Tokio out of the axis camp or mere temporizing in the hope of more propitious day lor hard Ik with Ihe United Slates rc to bc seen Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair Monday night and Tuesday colder Mon day night Lowest temperature about 32 IOWA Partly cloudy and slightly waimcr preceded by occasional light rain or drizzle in forenoon Monday partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy antl warmer preceded by light rain or drizzle cast and south por tions in forenoon Monday part ly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday IN flIASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 42 Minimum Sunday night 40 At 8 a m Monday 41 Prccip mist trace YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum 2 Precipitation 12 Snowfall 3 inches The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 51 Minimum in 33 At 8 a m Sunday 38 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum JO Minimum ifi Precipitation trace Domei said llie cabinet made its decision after a special ses sion in which Foreign Minister Shisenori Togo outlined the course of talks which have been under way for months in Wash ington capped only last week by Sec ery retary of State Hulls Deliv of the settlement formula Togos statement Domei said made it clear that there was a great difference in views between Japan and America Neverthe lerJapan chose to keep on talking instead of fighting Japan probably will redouble efforts to make the United Slates reconsider Pacific problems by continuing negotiations it rs un derstood as Domei put it The special session lasted an hour and a quarter It was likely that the Japanese stand embodied in a new concilia tory approach would be presentee in Washington conferences Mon day when President Roosevelt himself is scheduled lo meet with the negotiators COINCIDES WITH EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENTS Wheat bearingthc new turns in the RussianGerman war had on the decision in Tokio could not of course be precisely ascertained but past Japanese action in the far oast has been so consistently iiecl up uilh major developments in the European war that Mondays slco it seemed could not be mere coincidence The Japanese government had in Ihe back of its at least Russias rccaplurc of Roslov with he routiir of tic German invasion at that point apparent ly ending ail nazi hope of an immediate campaign into Ihe Caucasus In addition there were the Rus sian reports of another great counteroffensive which has blunted the German spearheads piercing loward Moscow The Moscow radio quoting Pravda reported lhat 1 second counterdrive by southern red forces threatened lo cut off the Germans west of Rostov with a prospective thrust to the sea Azov at Iheir rear As if to escape the new threat he Russian reports indicated the Germans were abandoning Tagan rog 10 miles west of Rostov in favor of Mariupol another 60 miles to the west The Germans themselves inex perienced in explaining a retreat acknowledged flatly the superior strength of the red armys Rostov counterdrive and also blamed Roslov civilians for unnecessary losses in the invasion ranks Otherwise the Hitler command was reduced to claiming that it still maintained the siege of Len ingrad warding off counter thrusts by stronger forces and that infantry and armored units continue to advance on Moscow SITUATION IX UBVA PROBABLY ANALYZED Little was said about Ihe Ger man situation in Libya but on the home front Ihe Berlin nique admitted casualties from overnight RAK raids on Hamburg and Emden rUteen of the Britisn ;