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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1941, Mason City, Iowa COUP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DES KOINES 1A J NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPy THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON cirr THE BRIGHT SPOT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 61941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 49 CLAIM HEAVIEST MOSCOW THRUST ITALY REPORTS 1500000 MEN PUT INTO FRONT Most Terrific Drive of All Times Made in Deep Snow Bitter Cold By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adolf Hitler was declared by the Italian radio Saturday to have hurled 1500000 troops 8000 tanks and 1000 guns into the most ter rific offensive of all times against Moscow and it appeared that tha red capital now faces its hour of greatest peril Fighting in deep snow with the mercury sinking as low as 31 degrees zero fahrenheit so viet ski troops were reported to have gone into action alone the entire Moscow Iront as the red armies slashed at the Germans in flanking attacks A British radio broadcast said a message just received reports a strong Russian attack iri the Kalinin sector SO miles northwest of Moscow Red army units crossed over the ice of the Volga river at several points and cap tured two important positions on the opposite bank after fierce ighting The radio said other soviet troops counter attacking south Moscow recaptured a number of villages and drove the Germans back to the west back of the Nara river which joins the Oka river at Serpukhov 50 miles south pi the capitals The sharpest German threat apparently centered In the Klin and Mozhaisk sectors while so viet counter Mows struck at the of The grave hew danger to Mos cow was emphasized in German reportsclaiming the capture of two key cities on Moscows elosein perimeter of defenses and live other towns on the south A German military spokesman saia nazi troops had taken Moz haisk 57 miles west of the capital and Klin 50 miles northwest Nazi frontline dispatches also reported new gains in a side sweeping movement east of Orel and Kursk midway between the Moscow front and the soviet drive in the Ukraine declaring that five towns had been cap tured in an arc 60 miles cast of OreL The towns were listed as Malo Arkhangelsk between Orel and Kursk 230 miles south of Moscow Livny Novosil Mtsensk and Chern near Orel A Reuters British news agency dispatch said the Russian counter offensive in Kalinin sector was continuing and that the red army had inflicted a heavy blow on two German infantry divisions 30000 captured an important point Dispatches to the soviet news paper Pravda said the battle south of Moscow was increasing in fe rocity with the Germans attack ing constantly north of Tula 100 miles below the capital and cut ting the TulaMoscow highway at several points Large German tank forces are taking part in the action Pravda reported In the north around siege bound Leningrad Hitlers hiffh command acknowledged the spread of soviet counterpunches but declared the Russians at tempts to break ont of the old czarist capital had been repulsed with high and bloody losses Mrs Lee Stodgell Hit by Train Killed MORNING SUN Lee Stodgell of Morning Sun wife of the former state cornhusking champion met instant death Sat urday at a railroad crossing near here when her car was hit by a Rock Island passenger train Final Trial On Two 1941 Cheer Fund in Double Appeal ai at at w Workers in Plants Start Solicitation REPORTED NEW GIFTS Bill and Jo Ann Andy and Oswald State Street Club Women of the Moose No Kilmer Ciuh H L Mrs Harold C PicarJ Church of Christ Missionary Fund ir and airs H SI Sturres of the SI Johns Episcopal Jonrrttallonal Adas Israel Jennie Kavayz llason City Typographical Union I J4 00 KOO 1IM 2W 500 200 500 50 500 SIM 100 1000 300 il SOft IvASt Side Presbyterian Ladies Aid Franklin and Marilyn Jones History Club NEW TOTAL 293T CASH GOAL JiMOO AMOUNT NEEDED UMORS IN FACT theyre more than ru mors are in the air that workers in a number of plants and offices are already starting their solicita tion for the Christmas Cheer Fund with the purpose ot making the total larger than In the past to meet this years in creased cash requirement You see this year Christmas Cheer is being exerted in two directions First on the home front must be no Empty Christmasmorning Second gifts in the form packosnacks are being sent to Cerro Gordo county boys in service on land and sea near and far Whereas has been suf ficient to do the job in the past this year the minimum require ment is goingto be 32250 This fact must be In our thinking if success is to crown the Christ mas Cheer effort this year as it has for the past 15 years The picture above tells the story of what is being done with respect to the boys in uniform Those tasty prepared meats con veniently in compact tins are go ing to taste mighty good as a be tween meal snack on hikes Theyll carry the assurance that our young men serving thei country a pittance havenl FOR been forgotten back home On the homefront Miss Dor Bruce of the Social Welfare league is laying plans and build ing an organization to do a big job In this she is guided by the league 15 years of successful ad ministration of the Cheer Fund The one great need is CASH RIGHT NOW Thats where YOU come into the picture You and you and everybody else Rush your contribution to Christmas Cheer Fnnd Mason City Iowa This is also the address for for warding the names and addresses of Cerro Gordo county boys they must be that for packosnacks A postcard will do for less by chance you wish to in clude check or currency The av erage cost for material and mail ing is figured at apiece 2 DIE IN PLANE CRASH NORFOLK Va of their plane to pull out of a dive in a divebombing practice wa blamed Saturday for the deaths o Pilot Stanley P Lienke 22 marine reserve second lieutenant of Win dom Minn and Seaman Louis C Latorre Memphis Tcnn BRITISH ORDER British Finns MEN TO POSTS AT SINGAPORE Pvt CJiarles Johnson olMason on furlough from SNITCHING ON SANTA E Pacgomahl Kecker and Sons as hedelved into just such a Packosnacic as he and f in their Christmas stocking Sghtte of the GlobeGazette Christmas Cheer fund Stacked behind him are some of the brightly wrapped Packosnacks and beside them are cans of spiced ham luncheonette ead am unceone h frankfurters such as make up the holiday snacks Mashing a smite Chuck Boy this looks good Therere a dozen Mason City fell vs at ill r lOPKf poSsiWe everyone of them to have one of these PackS Lock photo Kayenay engraving Australians Prepared to Send Tanks to Dutch Indies Defense y THE ASSOCIATED PllESS Great Britain suddenly recalled all fighting men to Iheir posts at Singapore Saturday as the far east crisis hung in delicate balance and a British broadcast reported thai Australia had arranged to send tank troops to help defend tlie Dutch East Indies in the event of war Officers and men of all ser air and told o report immediately at Singapore completing a state fit readiness at Britains Gibral tar of tlie Orient Trucks and other vehicles were dispatched to downtown points in central Singapore to transport the men to their ships ftyins fields and army posts There was no explanation whether the order meant a sud den new emergency Simultaneously all nonBritons were forbidden to leave British Malaya without special govern ment permission Japanese wait ing to sail for Thailand were forced to disembark and thcii baggage was brought ashore Dispatches from Manila said the government had requested im mediate evacuation of all nones sential civilians from Manila and other Philippine areas The com monwealth cabinet indicated tha compulsory evacuation might fol to Beat War Saturday Eve LONDON Britain vill be at war against Finland rlungary and Rumania at one minute after midnight Saturday night Greenwich time p 11 Saturday E S T because the hree nations refused to slop lighting Britains Russian ally The actual declaration how ever will not materially change Hie situation now existing it was said shortly after Britain announced her intention of de claring war The British ex plained the chief difference would be at the peace confer ence when the three nations will be sitlins on the other side of the table Scotland Yard detectives as sisted by mobile police swiftly be a roundup Saturday of more than 200 enemy aliens as a re sult of the war declaration an nouncement Those detained of whom about 150 were Finns were taken to a clearing center for removal later to concentration camps The Finnish minister here G A Gripeiiberg and his staff be gan preparing to leave for Hel sinki The Finnish legation had been functioning despite the breach in relations with Fin land last July rapidfire development1 Ryti Russia Offers Lepers Handclasp HELSINKI W by radio ort Finnish independence day which brought news that Britain had decided to declare war President Rislo Ryti de clared Saturday that Russia of fers only a lepers handclasp which might result in mortal in jury to the United States and Britain We have neither the ability nor the wish he asserted to threaten Britain or the United we cannot withdraw from the struggle against Rus sia on behalf of the same ideals for which Britain and the United States say they too are fighting Cashier of Bluffs Theater Is Robbed COUNCIL BLUFFS were searching Saturday lor a bandit who late Friday night pointed a revolver at Miss Ar lene Hough cashier at the Broad way theater here and got away with in receipts Daryl Dick son 17 an usher ran after the gunman when Miss Hough shouted that she had been robbed He said the man tried to push him into a car where an accomplice waited but he broke free Dickson said the robbers car bore fornia license plates can Rome Reports King Narrowly Escaped British Air Raid ROME King Vittorio Emanuele narrowly escaped a British air raid Thursday at San Giovanni on the toe of the Italian boot where he was enroute home from a nineday visit to British bombed places in Sicily it was disclosed Saturday upon the mon archs return to Rome The British had reported for that day that planes of the mid dle east command strafed ferries between the Italian mainland and Sicily and also railway sidings at San Giovanni The British delivered their at tack on the area in the afternoon while the king was being ferried across from Sicily to San Giovan ni Silver Now Substitute for Its Own Substitutes CHICAGO is be coming a substitute for its own substitutes the Chicago merchan dise mart reported Saturday The paradox developed from defense created shortages of copper and nickel The merchandise mart said plentiful supplies of silver al lowed sterling silverware manu facturers to benefit from re stricted production plated sil verware REPORT NAZI RAIDER SUNK British Announce Ship Tried to Escape in South Atlantic LONDON The admiralty announced Saturday the British cruiser night that Dorsetshire had caught and sunk a German immerce raider in the South tlantic It was said the raider tried to escape leaving behind five boats laden with oil and provisions which had been observed along ton Dorsetshire was cited in an admiralty communi que last on May 27 when she was credited with firing the final three torpedoes which sank he 35000 ton German battleship Bismarck Nazis Claim 150 Serb Guerillas Killed in War BERLIN DNB dispatch from Belgrade Saturday night quoted press reports lhat ISO Serb guerrillas had been killed in a battle with Serb forces fighting for the axis in the Jabaianitza mountains and that the guerrillas were in retreat low Other paced the darkening situation 1 The biff Japanese steamship company Nippon Yuscn Kaisha called home the chiefs of ils Singa pore and Bombay offices 2 Without explanation Japat j recalled two attaches of the Jap anesc embassy in Washington The Gorman radio identified them as military attaches Colonc Tadamuri and LieutCol Ariuo Uchida 3 A Do me I Japanese new agency dispatch from Bombay said Japanese nationals in Indi and Ceylon had asked Tokio to send another repatriation ship Many Japanese there had alreadj been taken home on the S S Hiy Maru 4 Australia already bolstered by new secret military plans in coop eration with her allies joined the United States Britain and the Dutch East Indies in a declaration on their position in the face o possible Japanese aggression The Australian Associated Press said the statement could be sum marized as follows While the situation is such Ilia further developments may occu at any moment it would seem tha Japan is still at a stage when sh is feeling to ascertain how far sht can go without provoking with both the dominions of British empire and the Unitcc Slates are fully alive to the Jap An authorized source said that only the Finns replied to the Brit ish note demanding that the three countries stop fighting Russia and that their reply was entirely un satisfactory At the same time CzechoSlo vakT circles considered their government at war with Finland Hungary and Rumania because the enemies of Great Britain and the soviet un cncmies ot Czccho JUDGE TO RULE ON POSSIBILITY OF 1ST DEGREE Defense Claims Motive and Malice Have Not Been Established The murder trial ot Jennie Decker Brunner was adjourned at midforenoon Saturday and the jury excused until Monday morn ing at 9 oclock when closing ar guments will begin Meanwhile Judge Tom Boynlon must decide on a motion by De fense Attorney L R Boomhowcr that the jury not be permitted to consider a verdict or murder in lie first degree for tlic reason that evidence in the case would not warrant such a finding If the jury is permitted to con ider it and returns a verdict irst degree murder Iowa law provides lhat the jury also must ix the penally at cither death or ife imprisonment at hard labor It must be established lhat he killing of Sam Brunner by his wife was deliberate pre meditated and willful for a first degree verdict o be returned IMr Boomhowcr pointed out to the court in his argument for his motion There must be a motive and malice an intent to kill and this has not been shown by the evidence in this case he asserted The evidence shows that she ion arc the Slovakia AMERICAN RELATIONS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED WASHINGTON of State Hull asked whether the British declaration of war against Finland would make any differ ence in American relations with Finland said Saturday lhat these relations remained as they were before the declaration CANADIAN DECLARATION OF WAR EXPECTED OTTAWA A Canadian declaration of war against Finland Rumania and Hungaryis expected over this weekend anese threat and are of it not afraid QUIZZED IN FUR THEFT ST PAUL Satur day held a former state game warden and a Grand Rapids Minn fur dealer for questioning about an illegal traffic in furs and the thett of worth o pells from the and fish di Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair Saturday night and Sunday warmer Sun clay Lowest Saturday night 20 degrees IOWA Saturday through Sunday colder extreme oast Saturday liiird freeze Saturday night warmer Sunday MINNESOTA Fair Saturday through Sunday warmer north west Saturday and north and west portions Saturday night much warmer Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 39 Minimum Friday night At 8 A M Saturday 16 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 24 started the morning with a friend ly husband and telling him if was time to milk the cows Tlie hus band immediately became the ag gressor The slales attorneys have done a bangup he admitted but their evidence shows he was the aggressor Theyve been blaring it in the newspaper ever since that flic pointed tlie gun al him but that is not shown by the evidence Tliia couldnt be anything more than manslaughter he informed the court and I say it isnt even Couniy Attorney ill I JIason quoted supreme court decisions to assure the judge that proof of motive is not necessary to es tablish murder and that pre meditation need not exist Cor any particular length ol time before the killing to warrant a verdict in the first dcffrcc He also claimed that use of a deadly weapon is sufficient to show malice aforethought and that the way Mrs Brunner pointed the weapon within 3 or 4 feet and the fact she fired a second shot were sufficient to show the intent to kill and the premeditation The fact that the two shols struck the two walls one 38 in ches from the floor and the other 40 inches high after passing through the body of Sam Brunner proves she levelled tile gun at shoulder height he contended George Brunner father ot the slain man was the only rebuttal witness to testify for the state Saturday morning before both sides rested their case and the jury was excused Did you hear Jennie say in her testimony here that on one occa sion Sam threatened to shoot you1 the county attorney asked Mr Brunner The witness admitted that he had and was asked to describe the incident as he remembered it He recalled that Sam beat up tlie in the yard and my wife told him to quil And Sam Their Names Figure in Tickling Bride Case at Local Trial L R BOOMHOWER Attorney M C COUGHLON County Attorney M L MASON Attorney JUDGE TOM BOYNTON at Trial SAM BRUNNER of Shootinr MRS JENNIE BRUNNER With Murdct ;