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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT HISTORY AND ES KOIKES A3C 1 h HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UiJTED PRESS FUlitEASED WIKES 3WE CENTS A COPY THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 5 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE i uu JTJLJ jii u iik uc 1WU f ONE NO 48 JAPS VICHY APPROVES TROOP MOVE REASONS GIVEN FOR MEN GOING TO INDOCHINA Ambassador Nomura Says Were Always WilliagtoTalk WASHINGTON Japan told the United States Friday in re sponse to inquiries by President Roosevelt that her troop con concentrations in French Indo China are in full accord with an agreement between Tokio and Vichy The Japanese reply given to Secretary of State Cordell Hull during a 25 minute interview with the Japanese envoys Kichi saburo Nomura and Saburo Ku rusu wae understood to assent 1 The agreement between Ja pan and Vichy provided for the stationing of Japanese garri sons in IndoChina The num ber of troops now there is con sistent with the agreement 2 Foreign reports of the number of Japanese troops in IndoChina have been exag gerated 3 The disposition of troops ia IndoChina was calculated to offset what was described as a threatening concentration of Chinese troops in neighboring Yunnan province1 and they are not in a position menacing to Thailand The reply was reported to have avoided any reference to troops or naval movements by the ABCD powers which Japan claims in Tokio utterances are attempting to encircle Japan in the far cast President Roosevelt promptly gave his personal attention Friday to a crucial factor in current far Toki6s two envoysrequires 25 minutes to give Secretary of State Hull their governments an swer and after their departure it was rushed immediately to Mr Roosevelts desK The president also arranged a luncheon with Hull for a personal discussion of the document Ambassador Kichisaburo No mura asked by reporters whethe there would be further Japanese American conferences said that as far as we are concerned we are always willing lo all we are a friendly nation Special Envoy Saburo Kurusu said merely that nothing definite had been decided and declined to go into any details concerning the communication they gave Hull for the president The envoys did not however present a reply to Hulls note of Nov 26 in which the secretary outlined the basic principles con sidered vital for a peaceful settle ment of Pacific problems Virtually the last hopes of an acceptable reply disappeared when the authoritative Japanese news agency Dome forecasting a rejection of the Hull note asserted that the American declaration ol obsolete princi ples could not serve as a basis for continued negotiations 1 President Roosevelt and Seec rctary Hall have made it clear that continuance or the discus sions aimed at achieving a peaceful settlement depended on a Japanese answer which provided some basis for an agreement on the fundamental principles of nonagBression treaty observance and equal ity of trade opportunities lo all nations If the Japanese answer rejects these basic principles the discus sions which began last Maay were expected to end leaving the next move up to Japan Whether the Japanese govern ment abandoning hope for econo mic anc other concessions from the United States launches the longfeared invasion of Thailand remains a question to be an swered in Tokio Since Japans enforced occupa tion of French IndoChina Thai lands neighbor a force estimated at 100000 has been poured into the French colony and reliable sources have reported a large number of Japanese transports with more troops convoyed by Japanese warshios is now hover ing off the IndoChina coast President Roosevelt requested Tokio on Tuesday for an explana tion of Japans purposes when despite the peace talks in prt gress here strong contingents of Japanese troops were being moved into IndoChina Stimson Says Chicago Trib Lacks Loyalty WASHINGTON of War Stimson denounced as wanting in loyalty and patri otism the publication of a pur ported secret army plan for an American expeditionary force to Europe Stimson told his press con ference that documents pub lished by the Chicago Tribune represented unfinished studies of our production requirements for national defense which have been carried on by the general staff as part of tneir duties in this emergency He added They have never constituted an authorized program of the gov ernment While their publication will doubtless be of gratification to our potential enemies and a possible source of impairment and em barrassment to bur national de fense the chief evil of their pub lication is the revelation that there should be among us any group of persons so lacking in ap preciation of the danger that confronts the country and so wanting in loyalty and patriotism to their government that they would be willing to take and pub lish such papers The Tribune asserted Thursday that the government had a plan calling for an AEF of 5000000 men and for total armed lorces of 10045658 men Stimson smilinjt voiced bis criticism immediately upon re turning from the white house Where President Roosevelt had told reporters that while he had nothing to say about the Tribune story the war secretary ex pected to comment Reading from a typewritten memorandum Stimson asked at the an American general staff which in the present condition of the world did not investigate and study every conceivable type of emergency which may confront this country and every possible method of meeting that emer gency What do you think of th patriotism of a man or a news paper which would take these confidential studies and make them public to the enemies of this country Stimson declined to confirm the Tribune statement that Mr Roose velt last July directed the war secretary and Secretary Navy Knox to make an overall survey of means to defeat Hitler telling an inquirer he would stand on his statement REDS DECLARE LARGE SECTOR IS RECAPTURED Report Hundreds of Villages Retaken in Advance on South Front v BULLETIN NEW YORK Moscow Ultimatum to Finland Sent by Britain BULLETINS STOCKHOLM reports said Friday that Finland has rejected Britains ultimatum to cease hostilities against Rus sia LONDON Budapest radio station announced that Premier Laszlo de Bardossy told he Hungarian parliament Fri day that Britain considered her self at war with Hungary 1VFA ROLLS REDUCED DBS MOINES of WPA rolls due to private em ployment has resulted in delay on several DCS Moines improvement projects while some projects have been stopped entirely city otli cials reported artillery has been shelling the Russian capital The broadcast heard byCBS said the Russians had silenced the German bat teries By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russias Ukraine armies were reported Friday to have recap tured 4000 square miles terri tory on the RostovDonets basin front wresting hundreds of vil lages from the fleeing Germans while in the north soviet dis patches admitted that the nazis had opened a violent new on slaught northeast of Moscow The German push it was re ported broke through red army delenses just below Klin 50 miles north Moscow and continued eastward toward Dmitrcv 40 miles due north of the U S S R capi 13J On the southern front the soviet radio said marshal Sem eon Timoshenkos armies driv ing west through the Donets river basin and along the sea of Azov had reached the Mius river where the Germans are trying to form a new front Two red army spearheads were reported racing ahead in an at tempt to hem up the Germans re treating toward Mariupol 100 miles west of RostpvronDon r Fronttoe dispatcfies said thattheRussianshad six miles beyond Taganrog and that other soviet columns had re captured the mining town of Matveyev Kurgan 60 miles north of Taganrog Soviet dispatches acknowledged that German rearguard detach ments were still holding out in parts of Taganrog 40 miles west of RostovonDon but said the Russian flag was flying again over the city A communique from Adolf Hitlers field headquarters as serted in broad general terms that fresh Russian attacks on the southern Ukraine front had been frustrated It gave no de tails FIRE DAMAGES FLYING BOAT BALTIMORE Mars the worlds largest flying boat was damaged Friday when a fire started aboard the plane as it was being tested in Chesapeake Bay officials of the Glenn L Martin Co disclosed Extent oC the dam age or cause of the fire was not revealed immediately Voight Expected to Head Simpson College 1NDIANOLA Rev Ed win E Voigt Iowa City is expected to become president of Simp son college Methodist institution here it was learned Friday Al though trustees said the board has taken no formal action on naming a successor to President John O Gross who resigned several months ago to take another Meth odist church office it was deter mined that a special committee has recommended the Rev Mr Voigt PICTOQUIZ IS FUN YOU TRY IT HOW MANY CAN YOU ANSWER i Look on Want Ad Page of This Issue Mrs Brunner All Went Black Britain is preparing to declare the existence of a state of war probably Satur day with Finland Hungary and Rumania in a gesture of assurance to Russia that the AngloRussian war alliance is unqualified it was understood Friday It was said authoritatively early Friday afternoon that with only 11 hours to go Finland Hungary and Rumania had failed to reply to a British ultimatum expiring at midnight demanding in effect that they stop fighting Russia in Ger manys behalf At the end of last week the British government sent notes to Finland Hungary and Rumania with the purpose of averting a further deterioration or relations between Britian and these pow ers an authoritative informant said It is not possible at the moment lo make a statement on the con tent of these notes except to say that they called for a reply not later than today It was indicated strongly that the government had no hope of receiving favorable replies from Uie countries concerned The feeling was that Finland as well as Hungary and Rumania had now cast its lot irretrievably with Germany and against the allies and that any hope ofalien ating them lay with the future Radio Vichyreported from Hel sinki that had sent EriU ain a turn Britain had nought energetic ally to induce Finland especially lo stop fighting Russia holding that any reason ithad had to aid Germany in order to regain terri tory it lost to Russia in the winter war of 19391940 had now ceased to exist American Eagle Pilot Is Interned in Eire LONDON ministry ot information announced Friday that American Eagle Pilot Officer Ro land L Wolle or Cieco Ncbr landed by parachute in Eire scd has been interned Organizations Raising Christmas Cheer Sights Clubs Recognizing That Task Ahead Is Greater Than in Past szwTcofttttiBirrioss Esther Snelger S inort Marlys and Bruce Malta I Ye 014 Philosopher 300 Congregational Union Group 5 Mrj Henrr Cordle Mrs George Winched CroniuDextcr Auxiliary Bridge Club Graven Family Claude nolbrook IT Pipn Wallr Davy Clicaneth Mrj L S Prlndle NEW TOTALrUToU CASH COAI Sl000 AMOUNT TET NEEDED J20ICOO O R D HAS REACHED this office that at least a half dozen organisa tions prompted by the infor mation that the cash goal this yea rs C h r i s t m a s Cheer Fund campaign is 82250 instead of the customary have stepped up their contributions according ly In some cases the gift is even being doubled If theres a message in this it is that not only organizations but individuals whenever possible must enlarge their contribution if the 1941 goal is every goal has been since 1925 when this annual venture in applied Christmas spirit was inaugurated As on previous days several of those sending in names and addresses of men fn be remembered with a packo snack parcel containing an as sortment of prepared meats packed in Mason in closed contributions One person telephoned to learn how much should be sent to cover the cost of one packosnack The information given her was that the average expense will be for the material and mailing For distant points it runs a bit more than this but S125 will not be tar from tht average The foremost need of the cam paign is still Send your gift RIGHT NOW PREFER ABLY Contributions as well as names and addresses oECERRO GORDO COUNTY BOYS 5N SERVICE should be addressed Christmas Cheer Fund Ca Mason City Ipwz Bothmay be left at the Globe Gazettes business office Because of the possibility of error in transmission it is better to write the addresses than to telephone them in Theres still Wore than to be raised Our job is cut out for us isnt it Will you do YOUR or small Jennie Decker Brunner charged with murder is shown here leaving the rear door of the Cerro Gordo county courthouse with Sheriff Tim Phalen She testified Thursday in her own defense Lock photo Kayenay engraving ewiueu inuisciay BLUFFS WOMAN WINS ACQUITTAL Judge Sustains Motion for Directed Verdict in Murder Trial COUNCIL BLUFFS Catherine Johnson trial for slaying her former husband was freed Friday by District Judge A V Thornell when he sustained n defense motion for a directed ver dict in the womans behalf The action came after the state directing the had rested its case Judge Thornell jury to return a verdict of acquit tal commented there isnt anv tliing more than a mere suspicion that this woman committed this crime Mrs Johnson was accused of shooting her former husband North Western railroad car in spector at his home here last June 21 She was taken into custody a short time later and held without bail until now She was bound over to district court alter a mu nicipal court hearing Eggs AreUsed as Mock Hand Grenades CAMP FUNSTON Kans Wi lt was a mock parachute attack on cavalry troops ordered to de fend themselves with hand gren ades No ammunition was avail able so they used mock hand GARNER CLTJB MEETS GARNER Driving Park Needle club was entertained Tues day afternoon at the home Mrs Charles Ollcnburg with Mrs Charles Quintus as hostess Feller Will Announce Plans for Entering U S Armed Forces VAN METER Feller major league strikeout king said Friday lie wovllcl have an an nouncement net week probably at the major leagues meeting in Chicago concerning his plans for entering the armed forces Pending the announcement the Cleveland pitcher declined com ment on published reports that both the navy and the air corps were seeking his services Weather Report FORECAST vain and son snow and much colder Friday partly cloudy xvcit cloudy eas with HglH snow extreme cas portion colder with hard freczt Friday night Saturday part cloudy to fair and colder South west winds 30 to 10 MPH Fri day diminishing Friday night 219 Arrested During Iowa Pheasant Season DES MOINES iPfTvo hun dred and nineteen hunters were arrested during the last pheasant season 113 for carrying asscrrblcd guns in cars the state conserva tion commission reported Thurs day Sportsmen paid 54851 in fines Buy Christmas Seals MINNESOTA Partly cloudy northwest cloudy with snow south and cast colder nortli and west much colder southeast Friday partly cloudy to fair jnd colder with severe Ircee Friday night Saturday fair colder southeast portion North west winds 25 lo 35 MPH slow ly diminishing EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the period from p m Friday Dec 5 lo p m CST Wednesday Dec Upper Mississippi peratures will average near nor mal Colder in north and west portions at end of period Precipi tation will average moderate to heavy occurring as snow in north ern anct rain in southern portions at beginning and rain or snow in northern and rain in southern portions near end of period IN MASON CITY MASON CITY Fair and colder Friday night lowest temperature 18 degrees Saturday fair North west wind 2535 miles per hour Friday afternoon diminishing Friday night GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday flg Minimum Thursday night 33 At 8 a m Friday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall MAINTAINS SHE CANNOT RECALL ACTUAL KILLING Cross Examined on Events Just Before and After Shooting Jennie DcckciBrunners lesti nony that everything went ilack before she shot her luis land Sam and that she to this day doesnt know how it hap pened was attacked on cross ex imination Friday by M C Cough on assistant county attorney Mr C o u K h 1 o n repeatedly asked the youns woman on trial for murder concerning events immediately precedinc the shooting and immediately afterward and Mrs Brumicr gave detailed xanswcrs on all except those dealing with the actual shooting To those ques tions the witness gave a consist ent answer I dont remem ber She told again of the couple jetting oul or bed and walking to ward the kitchen She had her light arm around his waist was walking a little in front of him and had hold of his gun hand with her left hand she asserted At one time she said that she got he gun when we were going toward the other room from the bedroom which disagreed with tones told by officers of the re enactment by her of the shoot ing in which she told several times that she took the gun from her husband as they turned back into the bedroom from the kitchen She also denied previous testi mony by the officers that she claimed to be stronger than Sam Itliough she admitted having thrown him once out in the yard She added however on examination Friday ihat she thought he let her throw him to let her think she was the cr but he was stronger am She snicl that the incident occurred during a quar She said that she was not afraid or Sam when lie did not have a gun Returning to the lime of the Sir Coughlon asked what was the first thing she re membered after the shooting He said Im hurt answered Mrs Brunner Did he say Dont shoot honey asked the attorney Yes she replied After you had shot Yes afterward Did he say Im dead Yes And did you see him squirm after yon laid him on the bed Yes I seen him squirm but I didnt do anything She sat dryeyed and emotion less throughout the entire cross examinntion She then told of having put on her shoes and housecoat taking a 3030 rifle from a doorknob in the bcilroom fak ing the car keys from the kit chen table putting the rifle in 35 Trace 3 ni 23 the milkhousc and driving the car to the home of her hus bands parents Sir and Mrs George Brunner She also admitted on cross examination that her husband had told her that their dog ate chick ens but denied that this was the reason he had killed it They got another dog in about a week she testified Mr Coughlon also recalled to Mrs Brunner that Thursday she had testified thai County Attor ney HI L Mason hart called her a liar and that this caused her to change her story of the shooting Were the officers cross with you when you went back to the house she was asked No Well wcro they kind to you 1es they seemed kind ex cept when HIr Mason called me a liar They were all question ing me at the same lime and after he called me a liar I agreed with everything he said and did everything the way they wanted me to She did not remember who was in the bed room at the time she said Thursday Mrs Brunner testified that her husband got his rifle and shot at a car which turned in their driveway one evening during the last band festival On cross ex amination she admitted that the car ran into the gate when it drove into the driveway of their farm home northwest of Mason City It then backed out and started atvay without stopping L ;