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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C R H1ST MEM r HOME EDITION VOL XLVII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FULL LEASED WIHE3 FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 10 1940 MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPEB CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS i 7 tr jj k v 1Vi wr A attl JUiNa HITLER WE WILL BEAT WORLD British Forces Storm Italian Egypt HELD PRISONER AFTER ATTACKS London Papers Hope for Full Fledged Drive in Desert Maneuvers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brit ish troops were reported Tuesday to have stormed two stvongly rlefended Italian camps south of Sidi Barrani and military observ ers declared he big surprise raid started Monday seemed to be de veloping toward a fullfledged offensive These circles added however that so far the strategic posi tion of the Italians lias not been greatly altered by the opera tions in which the British re ported more than 4000 Italians captured They said there could be no doubt that the British had met with initial success in the at tack at the Italian advance posts in northWestern Egypt but be cause of the great distances be tween scattered Italian positions the British could not be expected to register many similar gains immediately Latest advices from Cairo told ot sharp fighting under bright moonlight Monday night as the British iollpwed up their sudden a I Gra MarsSai v ziahis legions v Sidi Barrani Italian ad vance post 70 miles within Egypt from the Libyan frontier London newspapers printed news of the engagement under banner headlines and speculated on the possibility of a full Hedged British offensive in North Africa timed to coincide with Kalian difficulties on the Greek war front The main British assault which began at dawn Monday and con tinued through the day and inlo the night apparently was launched against he Italian right flank in the Sidi Barrani zone at a point about 30 miles from ihc Mediterranean seacoast Approximately 500 Italians were captured there advices from the front said and an equal number was seized when British forces fell upon an Italian camp at Ma beya a few miles from the coast The Italian commander in this zone was reported killed and his second in command captured The Hoyal Air Force and Brit ish naval units off the Egyptian coast were reported to have taken part in the indication of the number of hoops involved in lighting was given Mondays PLAN PROVING GROUND WASHINGTON war department announced that a new proving ground for army tanks Hiid other weapons would be estab lished Tuesday in southern In diana just north of the city of iVfadison 4000 FASCISTS How British Raced 75 Miles in Swift Offensive Is Told Italian Airdromes in Africa Heavily Bombed in Attacks by RAF WINSTON CHURCHILL LIGHTNING DRIVE IS PREDICTED Goebbels Says Germans Feel They Have Won Work Now on New Order BERLIN Joseph Goebels Geima n propaganda LONDON forces in Egypt have raced 75 miles in a swift and continuing offensive to cut between the Italian positions in the western desert and have taken 4000 prisoners in three days official anonunccmcnt said Tues day Irimi Minister IV i 11 s t o n Churchill formally announcing the offensive o Hie house of commons disclosed hat British units have reached the Medi terranean coast after penetrat ing Italian lines between the Italian oases of Sidi Barrani and Buqbuq roughly 70 miles and 5 miles respeetivels inside the EgyptianLibyan frontier II i s announcement coincided a British African command communique placing the number oC Italians captured since Satur day at4000 roughly 5 per cent of the estimated 80000 Italians within Egypt The ail ministry said Tuesday Italian planes had been shot down in fighting over the western desert Monday during the British offensive Greeks Push Ahead i German y would bringthe victorious conclusion in a reason ably short time with a great lightning offensive against Bri tain Goebbels made the statement to foreign newspaper correspondents from Paris whomlie received at his propaganda ministry offices He said that the lightning of fensive would surpass anything yet hurled by the nazi war ma chine against the British Isles fact is that we already have felt that we have won the war Goebbels said and there fore we are concentrating on the future for the new order in Eu rope and economic and cultural relations with the rest of the world especially the Americas LOOK INSIDE FOR The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tues day nieht Wednesday increas ing cloudiness not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Tuesday niRht and Wednesday occasional light snow north slightly warmer n o r t s t Tuesday night and northeast Wednesday IN MASON CITY GIobeGazeUc weather statis tics Maximum Monday 41 Minimum Monday night lin At 8 a m Tuesday n Snow traic YEAR AGO Maximum Iit Minimum 37 Extended Forecast E ended weather forecast Ini the period from p m Dec 10 to p m CST Dec 14 i Upper Mssissippi Valley Iowa and Illinois Wisconsin and Min nesota except those portions that drain into the Great Temperature will average be DUKE OF WINDSOR raitjecl by the RAF tile said causing great damage W He said the Royal Air force aid for Greccet which bad proved Brings Duchess to Miami to See Dentist PAGE 2 Music Festival Will Be Held at Iowa U PAGE 3 Mason City Trojans Open Cage Campaign SPOETS PAGE victories had caused a tempor ary postponement of the attack against the Italians in Ejrypl in which free French forces had cooperated with the army of the Nile y y It is too soon the prime min ister said to attempt to forecast either the scope or the result of the considerable operations which arc in progress But we can at any rate say that the preliminary phase has been successful The house cheered wildly as he concluded his report with the statement We shall no doubt receive fur ther news Churchill said the British Med iterranean fleet and the air force are of course cooperating closely with the army and added that British warships have bom barded the various coastal posi tions of the Italian forces particu larly Maktila and Sidi Barrani HEARREPORT BY PHILLIPS High Defense Fiscal Officials Called to Meeting by Morgcnthau WASHINGTON clei fense and fiscal officials of the administration were called in Tuesday to hear the facts of Great Britains financial resources brought here by Sir Frederick Phillips undersecretary of the British treasury Ranking members of the war navy state and treasury depart mcnts and the national defense commission were invited lo meet with Secretary Morgcnthau at the treasury Morgenthau talked for two hours in the privacy of his own home with Sir Frederick Monday night Although treasury officials de clined to comment on Tuesdays meeting it was known that Sir Frederick was supposed to have presented lo Morgcnlliau Men day night what the Briton dcst cribetl as a balanced statement of j our financial resources and costs of supply ALBANIA llrCREECE e beyona Argiroeastro 2 was reported between and the Italian rearguard alter the lownv NAZIS SCUTTLE SHIP AS BRITISH CLIMB ABOARD Freighter Idarwald Sinks 45 in Crew Reported Prisoners LONDON The 5033 Ion German freighter Idarwald sank after a prize crew placed aboard by the British cruiser Diomede failed in an effort to prevent her scuttling by her own crew an of ficial announcement said Tuesday The German crew of 45 now is prisoner aboard the Diomede it was disclosed Naval circles elaborating on the brief official statement pointed to United States reports that the Idarwatd was set afire by the Germans anil these quar ters said it presumed they also opened her seacocks It was the first official report on the incident since it was re ported by Cuban and United States naval departments that the ship had fallen into British hands The Cuban report was that the Idarwald had been torpedoed bvit the U S version was that she had been boarded by a prize crew which foiled an attempt ot the German crevv to burn and scuttle her i 5033 ton Idarwaldat re ww reported at Klfcnra rr aimcdal ElbasanAvas reported Greeks Unleash Offensive on Entire 150 Mile Front Would Smash Italian Defense Before 80000 New Troops Arrive Christmas in Tirana Alban ian The advanec In that sector was slowed while volunteers hunted out the resembling long flat loaves of peasant bread buried in shallow mud with their percussion caps exposed for pass ing cars or trucks to explode them Behind the mine locators came armored cars and on both sides Greek mountaineers moved from ridge to ridge along the deep Bri nos valley carrying the main advance Required to Reach Quota FUKMOlSlV KtiroltTKU juiu I R IliirlxvHl anil Stvler I Two Hollar Bill History flub Jcttcrsau School Sixth Grade IleKy Ktjss employes Club C V Chapter p K o Shoe llrnkeraje II llarlj t Uutlicr lira lia SAYS ENGLAND TO GET HARDER HARDER BLOWS Speech Is Studded With Attacks on Capital and Democracies Hitler told German workers Tuesday that this war was a fight between two worlds a world of special privilege in which he in cluded the United States and a world of real free dom and equality as rep resented by nazi Germany v We will defeat the entire worlil Adolf Hitler shouted i i the fuehrer pictured ade No Mejaco 29 headed for Spain The British cruiser Diomede intercepted her off the southcoast of Cuba Sunday The incident happened about 75 miles from the south coast ot Cienfuegos between the Isle of Pines and Grand Cayman island This is well within the American neutrality belt There was no word from the G031 ton German freighter Rhcin which left Tampico with the Idar wnkl In make n dash across the Atlantic In a previous attempt In sneak through the British blockade four German the Idarwald and the from Tampicu One of the ves sels the Phrygia was scuttled by her crew when a warship was sighted and the other three ficd back to harbor laudatio ATHENS Greek army was reported Tuesday to have un leashed n new offensive on the entire 150 mile Albanian front in an effort to smash Italian de fenses before 8000 new Italian reinforcements can be thrown into action It was said that the Greek high command hoped to smash into retreating Italian columns and disorganize Gen Ufaaldo Soddus efforts to stiffen the crumbling fascist lines Heavy fighting was reported north of Pogradcc where Greek troops were assaulting a chain of Italian outposts hastily erected in the Mokra heights above Lake Ochritla in an ef fort lo protect their retirement toward Elfaasan At lie same time a Greek spokesman indicated that north of Argiroeastro Greek flying col1 limns had infiltrated the line of Italian retreat and were pouring I machine gun fire into the retir ing Italian columns The Greek Porto Edda column had moved 13 miles up the coast road to within six miles of Porto Palermo and 12 miles of Khimara their next main objective which is only 32 miles south of the big port of Valona l IT T t Plr Held to Jury on the muddy roads for land mines planted by the retreating Italians Strong Greek garrisons were re ported pouring into Argiroeastro mm uiu suiuuing 33l as a safeguard against an Italian nicipal Judge Allan Ardell bound j urday ot Mrs Esther Kay Struth j Marilyn Barton 19 Missouri i witn a butcher knife was held in GERMAN FREIGHTER IDARIVALD Manslaughter Charge COUNCIL BLUFFS HELD IX JAIL j DES MO1NES L Van blaricon 44 charged with assault with intent to commit murder in connection with the stabbing Sal counter attack on that important base A dispatch from United Press correspondents at Arsrirocastro said police were restoring nor mal civilian life and Greek troops hart taken up the cry Iarily Valley over lo ihc grand jury on j Jail llcie Tuesday pending giand manslaughter charges and she was j Jvllv action released under bond MIJS I Barton is charged with driving a I truck which struck and killed i j Aaron Thompson 42 the night I of Dee 2 CHICAGO this will prove that people have more fun than anybody The National Safety Council in its report of 1940 freak acci win avciugt uu dents Tuesday reported that normal except iear normal in j Bob Forde tried to walk between mois Slowly falling trend most j two men on a Marysvillc Cal street He discovered too late they were carrying a sheet of glass Fordc wis treated lot minor LUls of period Precipitation about average except above in Illinois occurring principally Friday and Saturday Jay J Martin Pueblo Colo steel company executive was at work at his office desk at peace with the world A moment later he was carried through two partitions by a cow catcher of a locomotive The engine had jumped the track and smashed through the wall of his office Martin was uninjured Giovanni Evangeli Rochester N Y was standing on a street corner when Ihc door handle of 2 Men They Were Carrying Glass a passing automobile hooked pocket and ripped off his pants Joseph Callahan of Chicago was asleep in a chair when his false teeth fell to the floor Cal lahan slipped off the chair and his forehead hit the plate He was bitten Tuesday Chief Clerk John Connelly ot Cleveland Ohio municipal court was carrying a slack of books between two fc bookends The books began lo buckle Connelly squeezed The books shot out the bookcncis shot in Connellys nose was broken Eugene Ramsey a Burgaw N Car carpenter invented a mouse trap While working on the de vice it accidentally snapped shut on his finger He swims his arm to shake off the trap ft flew slid under the kitchen stove and killed a mouse Its Fun Its Simple Its Profitable THE CHUCKLE CONTEST Turn to the WantAd Page Now for Complete Details WELVE 1UURK GIVING DAYS and 3125541 needed lo reach the 51500 goal set for t li i s yea vs Chrisl m a s Cheer Fund T hat from this point on must in at an average of a little more than S100 a day as compared with the average of about a day recorded since the campaign got under way last week When doubts arise in the minds of those connected with the pro ject as to whether the goal is go ing to be readied wo comfort our selves with the thought that in ihc fifteen years since the Christmas Cheer Fund was started there has never been a single failure tti pro vide the needed amount Thit uilj probably be the story Ibis il would lie dangerous fur anybody to assume that success is assured Those of generous impulse more fortunate than those who will benefit from this venture should AT guarantee success Activities in connection with the Cheer Fund were proceeding Tuesday along several fronts Miss Doris Bruce and her associ ates of the Social Welfare League os administrators of the fund were malting plans for i spcciil toy shop to be opened a few before Christmas On another front Haul tiool of radio station KGLO was setting a time and preparing special benefit program for Ihc gcatcr part of an evening with some nf the community top flight entcrtaincre participating In a number of factories slnics and offices cccnrding to reports machinery was being set up for group solicitation next week A number of places have expressed a determination to go above the amounts contributed in former years Practically every club lodge and other organization in the community will be represented in the giving list before the solici tation closes on Dec 2 All currency or checks should be sent to Christmas Cheer Iuml GlotieGazeiie Mason City Iowa i Bitlerlv me A rvui Germany as the champion oHabor and the havenots1 in a war be twee n t w o worlds be tween the haves and the h a v e nots between capital and labor C o nfidcntly he dec laved whatever hap pens Germany will be victor INFANT SON SMOTIICKS HUMBOLDT Ar thur infant son of Mr and Mrs Galan Sharp was found dead Monday It is believed tlie infant smothered speech WITTerr wasstudded HITLER whh altacks capitalism and lie democracies particularly with sharp jibes against Britain and her leaders Essentially bis speech was a roushisr pep talk to German workers and its main burden seemed to be work and be pa Uent He warned against hope tor a ijtiick peace Besides 12000 delighted cheer ing workers in the Borsis muni tions plini j Berlin fuehrers audience included radio listeners m all the nazicimtiucred coun tries of Europe and in Italv Hun gry and Slovakia The name nf the plant was withheld a I first for military reasons Hitler was calm lie radiated confidence Mis remarks were sprinkled with the usual number of barbed witticisms wh itll brought applause and hcils He promised that now Great Britain would get harder and harder blows every night from the air and that the war would be fousrhl without compromise unlil German victory but at the same imc saitl that Germany foiiEhl on rational military lines without making allatks in search of prcsticc alone The moment for decision in Hie war be said would be chosen by Germany alone And indicating that tins moment iiad not arrived Ilillci said that the time lo between the present and the ciim hour would be conditioned solely by a desire lo nvoiri un necessary sacrifice of life He omitted any reference lo the HaloGreek war and he omitted his usual long references to Rus sia and to Italy as Germanys chief ixis partners He did not mention Germanys new order in Europe or general foreign affairs war will now be waperi uncompromisingly he said We will win When the moment for decision comes we will win But only we will chcose the time But he added as if the lime had not yet come It was worth our while lo wait i litllc The German people can stand il They will appreciate it if I rather wail and wave them mmy acrificcs that can thus be avoided And Hitler in a speech ill an hour and 10 minutes referred directly to the possibility of a British land attack against the German forces on the continent Iii six weeks we won on the Maginot line have erected bases and batteries on the coast and no power on earth will throw us back If England once gets a foothold on the continent again it will again set to know us Hitler said that Britain pro claimed seven years ago when he attained power that it wanted war Now they have if he said If these people want to destroy the German siatc and Ihc German pco ;