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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES ilVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORJ MASON CITYylOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 21941 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT 4 NO 45 ISCAJPISIRAPJAKESJIEZECH Reck Report Nazis Fleeing West Along Sea of Azov BRITISH REVEAL CLAIM VICTORY OVER GERMANS SEOFMOSCOW Lozovsky Says Attempt to Take Capital Cost Invaders 500000 Men By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS i Soviet dispatches declared Tuesday that the retreat of Adolf Hitlers Ukraine armies from Ros tovonDon had become a rout with the nazis fleeing westward along the shores Azov sea after a defeat which puts an end to talesabout the invincibil ity at the German army A British broadcast quoted Soviet Vice Commissar S A Lozovsky as saying that the latest attempt of the Germans to take Moscow has cost them half a million men Meanwhile Prime Minister Winston Churchill told parliament that at aiiy time Hitler may rec ognize his defeat by the Russiar armies and to recover from his disaster visit us with all his fury We are all ready for him Churchill said shall receive him when he comes by day or night In the RussoGerman war sov iet dispatches reported that be side the German defeat at Rostov sredarniy troops hadalso put the LGertnans to flight through deep oKforcKf byCren Efraldvan headtngv back to Mariupol 100 miles Twestof Ros tov to make a new stand around that city which they captured on The German high command said bitter fighting was continuing bvu gave no details On the central front a bulle tin from Hitlers field head quarters asserted that German troops pressing the tcvomonths old offensive against Moscow had penetrated deep into the capitals defense far was not a sov iet spokesman countered with a statement that the Germans can register so far only tremen dous losses in all directions without exception Authoritative London quarters likewise reflected optimism over the battle for Moscow declaring that the Germans had not made any progress during the past 24 hours Dispatches to the soviet news paper Ppavda said red army troops had repulsed1 attacks by three German divisions about 45003 soldiers in the Klin and Volokolamsk sectors respectively 50 and 65 miles northwest of Mos cow Rome reports said heavy fight ing had broken out in the Italian sector in the Donets river basin near Voroshilovgrad 100 miles north of Rostov with consider able losses inflicted on the Rus sians Pictoquiz Contestants PLEASE NOTE THIS After you have completed a Pictoquiz do not send or mail it to the GlobeGazette Keep it until you have finished the entire first weeks contests 6 inall and then forward them to the GlobeGazette The first Pictoquiz appeared in this newspaper on Thursday Nov 27 The sixth one will be run on Wednesday Dec 3 When you have the first six completed then bring or mail them in a single envelope or package to the GlobeGazette The Pictoquiz is a weekly con test so please finish each days Pictoquiz and hold it until you nave the first six ready for the judges Please do not send or mail any single days Pictoquiz to the GlobeGazette Your coopera tion will be greatly appreciated Powder Igloos Spring Up From Hoosier Earth at Ordnance Plant Igloos where smokeless powder will be stored dot a 2500acre patch of land at the Hoosier Ordnance plant at Charleston Ind the powder to be stored thus in sacks after its manufacture at the Indiana Ordnance plant Eventually earth will cover igloos F R Asks Japan to Explain Troop Moves in IndoChina Cheer Fund Packosnacks Go to Boys in Far Off Posts Help Parachute Land Safely by Reaching Goal of NEW COMBIBlTOHS PKenslncton club JLttlet Auxiliary Ml N A L C A at Aiut EJcr CT Contribnllons rriipimljr Reported Total to Date Goal JMOU AMOUNT NEEDED KHBOO To boys in service on land and sea and in the air to boys in far off outposts as well as to those in camps nearer home Christmas Cheer fund packqsnacks are finding their way Parents brothers sisters and other relatives are enthusiastic about the double purpose plan of the GlobeGazettes 1941 Cheer of providing some thing for the boys in theservice as well as for those who are need here at home To handle these two require ments the Christmas Cheer fund must have in cash The contributions must come earlier than in other years in order that funds may be available to send the packs on their way to the boys in the service in time to reach them before the holidays To measure the progress of the fund this year Clarence Ivlellang GlobeGazette artist has pre pared the parachute thermometer shown here Watch this para chute as it sinks toward the safety terra firma Persons with addresses of boys in the service as welt as those with gifts should send them at once to Christmas Cheer fund GlobeGazette IWason City la Among the contributors Tuesday was Mrs G E C whovalso sent the name of her son Private Walt er Eau Claire in the service at San Diego for a packosnack Tuesdays list of boys in the service who will receive the be tween meal snacks made up at the Decker plant included Roy C Lemon who is with the U S S Kearney Roys mother said she didnt know the whereabouts of her son or the Kearney which succeeded in limping to port after being tor pedoed Here are others whose names were submitted Tuesday for pack Maurice W Fellsman O S 5 George E Badger believed to be in Iceland Richard L Green Camp Woltcrs Texas Irving C Peterson Camp Cal lan Cal Walter C Mullen U S S Mayo Harold E Ziegler Camp Wal lace W A Rash Naval Air station Coronado Cal Melvin O Whitney U S S Salt take CHy whohas been In the navy only a year bat has already made one trip to China the John son Islands and Australia Roland G Howard U S S Ari zona Pearl Harbor Clarence A M Hansen St Louis son of Mr and 3Irs Oscar Hanscn Clear Lake Gerald D Zellar U S S Hull Pearl Harbor Eugene P Schroeder US S Holland San Diego Cal Muscatine County Claims Smallest Total of Tax Delinquencies MUSCATINE Muscatine County Treasurer A J Nicholson is laying claim to the state title for the minimum number of tax delinquent properties among Iowa counties this year Muscatine countys list con tained only 127 property descrip tions when the annual tax sale was held Mondayand 62 were bid in at that time Its the smallest delinquent tax list in recent history of Muscatine county and is believed to be a rec ord for the state Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to fair pre ceded by clearing in southeast and south central portion in forenoon Tuesday fair Tues day night and Wednesday cooler southeast and south cen tral portions Tuesday night MINNESOTA Fair with not much change in temperature Tuesday through Wednesday EXTENDED FORECAST CHICAGO UR Extended forecast for the period from p m Tuesday Dec 2 to p m Saturday Dec 6 Inclusive Upper Mississippi valley and Indiana Iowa and Illinois Indi ana Wisconsin and Minnesota except those portions that dram into the Great Lakes Temperature will continue much above the seasonal normal during the period with only mi nor fluctuations indicated Pre cipitation will average light to moderate occurring mostly as rain during latter part of period IN MAS01N CITY GIobeGaiette weather statistics Maximum Monday 47 Minimum Monday night 22 At 8 a m Tuesday 24 YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 3 Precipitation 02 Snowfall 50 WELLES SEEKS NIPPON ENVOYS No Reply Yet Received to Hull Statement of U S Principles Rqosevelt was disclosed Tuesday questions diplomatic observers said included requests for an explana tion of Japanese military moves into IndoChina and toward Thailand The disclosure was in a state department officials account of another visit there by Japanese Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura and Special Envoy Saburo Kurusu He said Undersecretary Sumner Welles had been directed by the president to ask the Japanese representatives to call on him in order to make certain inquiries of the Japanese government through them for the information of the president This was taken by observers to meanthat the president was intervening personally in the negotiations in order to get some satisfactory explanation of recent Japanese military steps Officials however declined to confirm or deny such interpreta tions Nomura indicated to reporters before going to see Welles that he and Kurusu were not bringing Iheir governments reply to Secre tary of State Hulls document re stating the basis of United States policy in the iar east The nations position remained unchanged it was learned in au thoritative quarters despite the Japanese decision to reopen ten tatively the long series of diplo matic discussions with Secretary of State Hull Japan has yet Jo make a for mal reply to the peace formula of basic principles set forth by Hull last weeft and tfte state department waited for Tokios answer to indicate future Japa nese intention During the waiting interval Monday Kichisaburo Nomura the Japanese ambassador and Sa buro Kurusu Tokios special en voy conferred with Secretary Hull on what officials described as subordinate phases of the points at issue between the two nations The situation in the far east meanwhile continued tense and an analysis of troop and naval movements led military strate gists here to the conclusion that the socalled ABCD powers al ready had made their decision to fight if and when Japan invades the nowthreatened little dom of Thailand The ABCD Britain China and the Dutch East known to be in fnll accord with the position he United States has taken in the negotiations with Japan and the BCD members of the antiag gresslon front were Kept com pletely informed on all de velopments in the diplomatic discussions Military strategists advanced four reasons for their belief that the ABCD powers would fight if the Japanese troops now massed Self Defense Plea Hinted in Bruhner Case Jury Named in occupied French IndoChina should move on Thailand I The invasion would be a pre lude to an attack on British and Dutch possessions in the south Pacific U would put a more r fuVwaWeiiniliJaryrpBsition for the Burma road Chinas vital supply line O It would enable Japan to men ace American sources of fin rubber and other raw materials essential to defense production by giving Japan a firm hold in the south Pacific jeopardize the future security of the Philippines It would provide evidence that Japan was furthering the axis program of world conquest by co operating in a tremendous pincer movement encompassing the middle east and eastern Asia All this conjecture on the effect of an invasion bf Thailand how ever found no support one way or another at the white house state war or navy departments Everything was said to depend on whether Japan rejects the Hull formula and risks neiv ag sression or whether it decides to parley for lime by requesting further discussions GIANTS NAME OTT MANAGER Succeeds TerryWho Is Chosen to Direct Farm Operations JACKSONVILLE Fla New York Giants made Mel Ott playing manager Tuesday and placed Bill Terry in charge of farm operations with the title of gen eral manager Each was given a twoyear con tract Terry who has been manager of the Giants since the middle of the season in 1832 will continue to act in an advisory capacity to whatever extent Ott desires Presi dent Horace Stoneham said in making the announcement Ott a great rightfielder and homerun hitter has been with the club for 16 years BILL TERRT farm system 7 Men and 5 Women to Decide Fate of Local Farm Woman Do you believe in the law of self defense Do yon believe that there are times when the lakine of a hn man by justifiaWe These two questions probably will be the hinges on which the gates of prison will swing open or shut for Jennie Decker Brunner on trial in district court for the fatal shooting husband Sam on their farm near Mason City Sept SO The questions were asked by her attorney L R Boomhower of every one of the 32 prospective jurors from which five women and seven men were selected Tuesday noon to hear the evi dence Every one of the 32 per sons questioned answered them affirmatively The questions made evident the intention of Mr Boomhower to base Mrs Bruners defense against the murder charge on a plea of self defense None of the five women chosen is employed outside her own home They are Mrs Marjorie Billiet 215 Thirteenth place northeast Mrs Jennie Dull 305 Washington avenue northwest Zell Davis 636 East State street Mrs Ina I Roberts 810 Ninth street northeast and Miss Maria Hunst R F D Clear Lake The men are B W Banker 926 Harrison avenue northwest a painter A V Clapper 570 Madi son avenue northwest Northwest ern States Portland Cement com pany machine shop foreman J C Bitterman 718 Carolina place northeast a retired farmer and former Wisconsin and Ut S gov ernment employe E R Netcott 207 Seventh street northeast bulk oil station operator John Rezab Plymouth and Charles Terpen ney Portland both carpenters and John McBride R F D Ma son City a farmer Not a single juror vas chal lenged for cause by either side Although all but one of the 32 admitted reading newspaper accounts of the shootinp all said tliey had formed no opin ion as to Mrs Brunncrs guilt Not a single juror admitted hav ing any prejudice or that lie was related or associated in any way Mrs Brunncr the Brunner family or any attorney inter ested According to trial procedure each side was permitted to strike the names of 10 of the prospec tive jurors leaving 12 of the 32 to hear the case The tickling bride who had been married only seven months before the shooting occurred fol lowing an early morning argu ment as the couple was lying in bed sat without a trace of emotion on her face through the afternoon and forenoon during which the jurors were questioned There was no evidence that she even heard the occasional ripples of laughter through the court room when her attorney jibed at the county attorney during the questioning of jurors Mr Boom hower when asking the jurors if they were acquainted with Mi Mason frequently asked if they had met the county attorney ex cept when he was campaigning for Huge Warship in Singapore Tension Rises By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britains new 35000 ton battle ip Prince of Wales steamed into the great Singapore naval base Tuesday at the head of a flotilla of powerful naval reinforcements as Japanese dispatches asserted that British iniperial troops were mass ing along the Thailand frontier for an invasion The Prince of Wales and other unspecified heavy units are the first capital ships Britain has sent to the far east ready for action Others have made only ceremonial visils While the United States stood firm in refusing to accede to Japans demands for a new or der in Asia as the price of peace in the Pacific the Japanese cabi net devoted a longsession to study of the Washington negotiations Sources close to the Japanese government said any crisis in the Washington talks would probably be delayed three days or more since the Japanese were under stood to be seeking clarification of various paints in Secretary of State Cordell Hulls statement on the American position Tokio newspapers splashed dispatches describing the gath ering of ABCD forces in the South forces of America Britain China and Dutch East a Domei report from Manila said a dec laration of a state of emergency in the Philippines was imminent Simultaneously a Reuters Brit ish News Agency dispatch from Rangoon said one of the largest columns of military vehicles ever seen in Burmaleft the capital for duty with British at de fense centers throughout the coun try British fears of a Japanese thrust into Burma or Thailand have been repeatedly emphasized in recent weeks but Domei the Japanese news agency declared bluntly Indications are that Britain heiself is now seeking to invade Thailand Thailand herself rushed large scale preparations for defense in event of an attack posting armed guards in Bangkok and the capi tals suburbs and constructing con crete airraid shelters at many street junctions The official Bangkok radio sought Ip calm fears that the little country might became a battleground for British and Japanese armies declaring that the government had investigated foreign reports of an Impending attack and found no country has any designs on Thailand Nevertheless tension vvas elec tric throughout the In Singapore thousands of Brit ish Malayan Chinese and Eura sian volnnteers went into camp on a fulltime soldiering basis as the British crown colony prepared for any eventuality Only skeleton staffs were left to man business establishments and government offices throughout Malaya Long lines of army trucks passed through Rangoon all Tuesday and Monday night carrying newlyar rived Indian troops to outposts along the colonys eastern frontier facing Thailand On Thailands other side great numbers of Japanese troops were reported massed in French Indo China Both sides appeared to be wait ing for the other to strike first Baby Overturns Coffee Pot on Self Burned DES MOINES Gam ble 16 month old son of Mr and Mrs Charles Gamble of Des Moines Tuesday was reported in fairly good condition at Broad lawns General hospital where he was taken after being badly scalded at his home Monday He overturned a pot of boiling coffee from the kitchen stove LOSS OF LIBYAN DESERT CENTER English Spokesman Asserts Battle Front Still of Fluid Type CAIRO powerful axis tank attack broke through the British trap in the Libyan desert an official spokesman said Tues day renewed the siege of Tobruk and drove British imperials from Sidi Rezegh and Bir El Hamid The Germans nipped off the very end of the appendix that barred their way westward and made a junction in the Sidi RczeghDir El HamidZaaran triangle the spokesman said in describing he setback In London a British military spokesman said that this is one round for them but the next round is coming up and it can be assumed that operations are now taking place to restore the corridor from Tobruk to Sidi Rezegh Heavy British tank and infantry rein forcements were rushing into the battle zone The Germans under Gen Erwin Rommel and the Italian Ariete battering ram division all of which repeatedly had been at tacked by the British joined to make the axis attack on a narrow front according to a communique These developments in no way alter our confidence UID spokesman said We are going through an up and down Hjht The battle front in the Sidl Rezegh sector is still fluid and reinforcements may decide the An RAF communique said that eight enemy planes were shot down and several others severely damaged in the last 24 hours Eight RAF planes were missing indicating that the Germans had reinforced their air squadrons in Libya The British however still hold numerical superiority in tanks In London an authoritative source said that figures regarding tank losses as issued by axis sources were fantastic Berlin reported 814 British vehicles and 127 airplanes had been destroyed London acknowledged that the Germans now were in a position from which they probably could break through to more favorable positions if they desired but it was said the axis forces apparently chose to continue the battle on the desert British headquarters earlier had admitted that the Germans throw ing all their available armored forces into a desperate lunge had succeeded in consolidating their divided armies in the Libyan ties ertwastes Premier Mussolinis high com mand reported the capture of 500 British prisoners in the Rezegh zone while the German high command claimed that more than 9000 British including three gen erals had been taken captive far in the 15dayold campaign Official nazi dispatches said the battle on the Tobrufc front had taken a favorable turn for the axis in the last few days A nazi military spokesman said developments indicated a def inite turn of events in a few days indicating that a decisive phase in the conflict was imminent Powerful seaborne British re inforcements were reported pour ing into Tobruk In the waters outside Tobruk harbor the Italian high command reported the sinking of a 5000 ton British cruiser of the Aurora class under three aerial torpedo Policeman Killed in Gunfight With Former Insane Hospital Inmate DULUTH Minn Oscar G Olson former chief police here was shot to death in a gun fight shortly before mid night when he and two other po liceman sought to disarm a man identified as John Handres 31 onetime inmate of an insane hos pital Handres was wounded and later died Police said the shooting oc curred when the officers answered a call from the home of Handres mother and stepfather who com plained he had a gun Olson was shot near the heart when the of ficers broke into Handres room after he had refused to come out The other officers overpowered Handres Police Sergeant E J Le beau said the man had been re leased from the Moose Lake hos pital for insane about two years ago ;