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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1940, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HARLOt HIST OF IOWA DCS MOI COUP HOME EDITION III I VHI ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED VOTEsT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 23 1940 THJ3 OP TWO MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT I i A1 j j jj AV IM a i SECTIONS ONE NO 63 CHURCHILL TO ITALIANS OUST DUCE STRATEGIC RAIL POINT FALLS AS ITALIANS FLEE Fascists Reported to Be Retreating in Disorder Toward Valona Port By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Greek govern ment Monday announced the cap ture of Chimaia a strategically TPCunt Italian suPPly base on the Albanian coast between Va lona and Porto Edda Announced at the same time was the capture of the 153rd bat talion of the fascist militia made up 800 men and 30 officers Great quantities of war mater ials were said also to have been taken The Kalians were reported in disorderly flight toward Valonu pursued by a Greek motorized column Greek military sources said possession of Chimara opened the way for the counler invaders to advance swiftly to ward the Italianheld port over a good coaslal highway At the same time the RAF com mand reported a big air battle Saturday over Argirocastro Greekheld Albanian stronghold in which it said the British flyers shot down at least eight Jtalian planes and lost only two them selves although outnumbered moire than five to one The Italian attack by 50 fight ers it said came after nine RAF lighters had intercepted fighter escorted Italian bomber forma tions over the town The communique also reported BAF attacks Sunday on oil wells at Kucova in central Albania and said fell in the targetfareadespite and ground defense fire f w Bardia Is Under Heavy Bombarding By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Bombers Attack Industrial City ergonzoli was determined azl started he as to the end The arrron salllt Manchester in the early i under land sea and air when the streets were ment for seven days crowded with Christmas shoppers It was officially slated that Italys beleaguered garrison at Bavdia in Libya under Gen An jiibale Bergonzoli to fight i has been bombardment for seven days Marshal Graziani in submitting a report to Premier Mussolini re lused to concede defeat in Worth Africa despite reverses which he blamed on the failure of tanks and armored cars to reach him from Italy The British he acknowledged thus had gotten the jump on mm at a time when he had expected to launch a drive toward the Suez canal of his own The Italian government an nounced execution of two men as spies at Fort Bravetta near Rome at dawn Sunday Tvventythice other persons two of them women were convicted as part of n spy network and given prison terms The Swiss high command said unidentified planes bombed the Zurich region Sunday night in juring 11 persons A London source said an ef fort was being made to knock nut Italy from the war quickly for greater defense against Germany From the flat arid wastes around Bradia British artillery lobbed shells into the strongiy defended town a communique said while our preparations outI side are progressing for an ex pected mass assault I British general hciriquarlcrg announced a total of 35949 Italian prisoners including 1704 officers had been removed from the bauld xonc and thrl several thousmd more arc still avvnitine retain from the forward HIT MANCHESTER IN FURIOUS RAID Nazi Bombers Leave Many Dead Wounded Fires arc Started By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS German warplanes struck with devastating fury at the north Eng land industrial city of Manches ter pop leaving many dead woundedMbndaxanrid gigantic Adolf Hitlers high command said strong formations of heavy combat planes attacked Manches ter with great success in the overnight raid and also bombed London Bristol Liverpool South ampton Portsmouth and other cities The nazi planes started the as RAF Again Blasts Mannheim Flushing Dunkerque Calais ni r r Observers Believe British Would Sever NaziItalian R R Line LONDON RAF planes again blasted the German indus trial center of Mannheim and the nearby suburb of Ludwigshavcn Sunday night and also attacked the invasion ports of Flushing Dunkerque and Calais the air Bryson Hardin GOP Candidate roaring over the city in wave after wave for many hours a British communique said Nearly 500 persons were re ported in a public shelter hit Ijy heavy bombs A motion picture and another public shelter were wrecked inflicting an undisclosed number of casualties and 60 pc sons were rapped at one of two hotels blasted bv aerial high ex plosives X V Fires set by the night raiders cast a red glow visible for miles and thick smoke still palled the city Monday forenoon Hours after the rain of explo sives ended at daybreak rescue parties still tunneled through the debris searching for She dead md living entombed there A British communicnie ack nowledged a number killed and many others wounded The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday conlinued mild MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Monday niffht Tuesday and Wednesday somewhat warmer northeast Monday night and Tuesday IN MASON CTY GlobeGazette weather slalis tics wasthe second1 weekend at tack on Mannheim important Rhineland rail junction and manu facturing city which last week was raided heavily on four suc cessive nights Sunday nights attacks capped a series of British raids since Saturday on Germany Italy and four nazicoiiquercd countries The air ministry said only unc plane was lost in the latest forays Industrial targets at Mann heim were the main objectives of Ihe RAF the ministry said and there were fires and explosions both there and at Ludwigshaven on the opposite bank of the Rhine The communique said targets elsewhere in the Rhineland and airfields in Germanoccupied ter ritory also were bombed Reports from Switzerland that unidentified planes passed over the Alps Sunday night for the second consecutive night indicated the British also might have struck again into Italy The Swiss reports said Bern Basel and Zurich had alarms and 11 persons were in jured by bomis dropped near V Observers believed the renewed ptack n oftenbombed Mann heim was intended to sever the main rail link between Germanys vast Saar valley coal fields and Ihe warvital heavyindustries of northern Italy One source said such raids were ihe RAFs part in a British land sea and air effort to knock the fascists out cf the war quickly thus releasing Britains Mediter ranean fleet for Atlantic convoy ELDERLY IOWAN KILLS BOY WHO TRIED ROBBERY Attendant at Filling Station Although 72 is Quick on Draw CEDAR RAPIDS at tempted filliiii stationholdup at Mount Auburn 40 miles north west of here backfired Sunday night when an aged operator who was quick on the draw shot and killed the wouldbe bandit ac cording to Benton County Coroner John R Burrows The dead man was identified as Robert Henry Kimcry apparently in his early twenties who for the last several weeks has been work ing on farms inthe Mount Auburn vicinity Kimcry who is believed to be a native of Kentucky attempted the holdup with an unloaded gun The station operator was J P Harris a Mount Auburn justice of the peace who will be 72 in March Harris said Kimcrv entered the station about 9 p ID pulled a gun and demanded money As if to comply Harris reached in his trouser pocket and came up with a 23 caliber automatic pistol He put seven slugs in Kimcrys body Death was almost instantaneous Kimcrys car with a bundle of clothing inside was parked one half block from the station indi cating that he planned to flee the vicinit3 A coroners jury ab solved Harris of blame in the shooting The body is at the Fry funeral home in Vinton Sheriff John B Franklin and Coroner Burrows are attempting to locate relatives It was believed Kim cry might have some people h Waterloo IO A Bryson is the republican candidate for state representative from Har eliu county to succeed Dean Pciscu who recently was ap pointed a district court judge A special election will be held on Dec 30 Bakers Ordered to Take Safe WithDough to Robbers Automobile i CHICAGO holdup men wearing handkerchief masks and carrying pistols forced their j way into a bakery early Monday and ordered 10 bakers tu turn over the dough The bakers shouldered the stores scaled 400 pound safe containing the weekend receipts of 51550 carried it to Iowa Woman 8TJ7 Beaten by 2 Men Condition Critical IDA GROVE Anna Matlack 80 was reported in seri ous condition at a hospital here Monday after telling police she was beaten bound and robbed by two men who entered her home Sunday The elderly lady was found with her wrists bound with light cord and her feet and legs tied with a sheet and a shawl late Sunday when she failed to re spond to a knock at the door Hospital attendants said she was severely beaten on the face and suffering from shock Mrs Frank Jewels and Mrs Henry Gerkin neighbors who found Mrs Matlack on the floor of her home where she lived alone said an empty billfold was lying near her but Mrs Matlack was unable to say how much it had contained She told officers Ihe men wore overalls and jack ets 800 Last Chance to Give to Cheer Fund IlirVIOlSJy 1 1 II Ironi A II It iou Cilv liloliclii rier Salesmen Double Twelve 1inb Township B llrtrlirr rnjsevrlt Junior Mi Rnom JU7 unscmt Club Xo t Crai W Icrrerxon T It V IVilki Mil llill litH Christmas to Be White in Patches Only DES MOINES a good thing Santa Claus now has more modern modes of transportation than his oldfashioned sleigh The weather bureau Monday said very little snow will be left I on the ground in Iowa the day afI ter Tuesday Christmas clay In other words the bureau hinted it will be a white Chi ist mas only in patches Continued mild was Ihe fore cast with fair weather Monday night and partly cloudv conditions Tuesday and Wednesday The shippers forecast listed 30degrce readings as the expected minimum temperatures in North Iowa Mon day night The low in the south ern half of Ihe slate will be about 35 the bureau predicted Temperatures over the state averaged 12 degrees above normal Monday with the U a m reading ii in Des Moincs Sundays high was 40 at Davenport while Sun day nights low was 26 at Mason City It was 28 n SinusCity Charles City and Falls Skies wore cloudy over most of the slate Monday lit Talk Chalmers Kn llnllar Uill tiltr flub Untied Crmcul Ihue Jt Worker No Ihfi League t sriiior IU IUIIP S A K fhrvrotrl ID lnr Unnteiii Catholic Order of I or Group Hast Side Presbyterian Mil r S Treasury Roys Bohemian Jodfe Vviehrad M S lUijibou Cirls Headquarters Detachment National iuard LOOK INSIDE FOR KOIO Benefit Program nit Total Collected to ALLIKG A L L GOOD FKL L O W S FOR THE LAST TIME With a little less than S50 to go to reach the 51500 goal set for the Christmas Cheer Fund the solicitation will come formally to a close at 10 oclock Tuesday the day before Christ mas Theres still time for those who wish to get in on this ven ture in the Christmas Spirit But obviously the time is limUcd Theyll need to hurry No contribution received during the course of the campaign is list ed with greater pride than the one at the head of the column above Those associated with the Globe Gazette believe in their own pro duel Theyre not asking others lo Meanest Thief new nomi nee for the title o meanest thief of the year went to work in Em metsburg during the weekend and stole outdoor lighting equipment and Christmas decorations from a number of residences A combination of Dickens Scrooge ami the modern Bad Humor Man the thief stripped strings of lights from outdoor trees removed doorway decora tions and in some cases contented himself with cutting electric wires leading from the houses to ihe decorations Houses visited by the marauder included the homes of the Very Rev F Mason Mrs W H CiamjRenneth Hughes Mrs Dwight McCarty and Arden Bauck Officers are invccti gating the thefts give o something which trcy lo sup mobile which the was parked DEGORAH BOY FATALLY HURT Crushed Under Auto al Farm Home Brother Injured in Wreck DECORAH Raymond Donald Torresdahl 10 son of Osmund1 Torrcsdahl was fatally injured here Sunday when the car in which he was riding toppled over j in a farm driveway five miles south of here Vcrnon Nelson Ifi I Maximum Sunday I Minimum Sunday night j At S a m Monday i I YEAR AGO i Maximum j Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturrtay Mininiuin Salurday iiiffhl At 8 a in Sunday YEAR AGO 2fi 8 40 23 21 24 10 duty and to guara against the still al rear of the store present threat of German invasion TiloLs relurninc from llic far nuriff raids which the British cosf only one plane told inflictinheavy damage from Norway lo llic Atlratir j The must suertacular nf the j raids was a IKOO mile round trip jwtnck across the Alps to the head of the Adriatic nncl daybreak bombardments of German naval i bases at Wilheimshavcn Gcrmanv and Loricnt and Brest France XAHES OF MEAVfXG I GLAMORGAN Scotland UR jThe Glamorgan police force had a a liccr and then Rot Tight Con I stable Tight has been sworn in i as a member of the force Three members of the force arc Beer I Bright and Merry The Winners Mrs A K Mastram Lake Mills 152 Kumce Swemlcr Case la Mis C Cox Mason City 2 win a one year subscription lo the Mason City GlobeGazette for theirentries in the Chuckle Contest WHY DONT YOU TRY IT Turn to the Wantad Page for Complete Details themselves arc reluctant porl The SGI listed above which is additional to the S2f prcviouly listed from this source is the To Those Who Have Merchandise Gifts 51 c r c It andise contributions were flowing into the Christ mas Cheer Fund al a brisk rate Monday from the various retail and wholesale establishments of tlie city Anythingusable in the home of a needy family now or later is acceptable Those wish ms to be included in the final listing Tuesday should call 161 and report to Miss Doris Bruce administrator of the fund on the nature and value of tlic jrifl and MI a convenient time for the pick11 p THREATENS TO RIP EMPIRE IN AFRICA TO BITS British Prime Minister Blames Trouble With Italy on One Man Alone LONDON 0t Prime Minister Churchill broadcast an appeal to the Italian people Monday to rid themselves of Premier Mussolini and threatened to rip their Afri can empire to shreds and tat ters if they continue Ihe war War between Britain and Italy came ubimf because of one man ami ihe people of Italy ami Italys army never were consulted Churchill declared Surely the time has comp when the Italian monarchy and people who guard the sacred cen ter of Christendom should have a word to say upon those awein spiring issues Churchill said the Italian army which has fought so bravely on many occasions past but nouevidently has no heart for the job should take some care of the life and future of Italy Churchill snid he spoke to the Italian people from London in what diplomatists call words of great truth and respect We are al is a very strange and terrible thought he said Whoever imagined until the last few melancholy years ihat the British and Italian nations would te trying to destroy one another we have always been friends Our fathers and and our grand 01Jgcd 0 Me lie Austrian yoke and to see minor barriers in Italy swept SHOW DECREASE IN SHIP LOSSES British Officials List 41476 Tons Sunk in Week Ending Dec 15 JONDON total of 41 tons ot merchant shipping was sunk by enemy action dur ing the week ending Dec 13 the admirality reported Monday This marked a sharp decrease from the weekly average of G2867 tons An authoritative source said 3rou cannot take it from this that the danger to shipping from air surface and undersea raiders has passed but he pointed that the December weekly average of loses of merchantmen based on figures lowest in the last fix months i youl Of shipping reported sunk in of the week ended Dec 15 the ndjnonc miialty said five vessels n away an that the Italian people f e an fair land might hen honored place as one oriW leadin red place as one powers upon con rrf as i brillant and fted member of the family of iirope and of Christendom Telling the Italians that in the I a barbarous limis the British were the Ital ian x comrade Churchill said Now we ile condemned In work each others ruin Your aviators liavc fried In cast their bombs upon London are IcariuR ami tjar your African empire In shreds and tatters VVC only now at he beginning tins somber talc Who can say where it will end Presently wo shall be forced lo come to rnuch closer Krips How has all his ma atltl CUC has ranged the Italian peo ple in deadly struggle against the Biitish empire and has deprived Italy of the sympathy and inti macy of the United Stales of America That he is a great man r alcr n 1 llc ha u It h dcnicd by 30830 tons were British and two totaling 10G4K tons were allied neutral ships were reported lost It said that its total of 41476 tons compared German n claims of bavins sunk 82450 tons during the week One Killed 6 Hurt n lugest sum ever illmn GlobeGazette employes in ihe I CLARIVDA persons were hospitalized here Monday I with injuries resulting from u iiitomobile jccident ncar dIowa Sunday that brought i in uijuicn el C Randsford 0 Mr and Mr Ralph n 11 mnn who against id royal family of Italy against the pope and all the authority of Vatican and of Roman Catholic church against the wislcs of the Italian people who had no lust for this war has arrayed trustees and inheritors or ancient Rome upon the side of the ferocious pagan barbarians There lies the tragedy of Italian history and there stands the criminal who has wrought a deed nf folly and of The prime minister said the cierriir put forward for Musso lini s iclion uis course the miaiTc about sanctionand Abv sima through which old friend filips were rurgoltcii I declare SMCTA ri T rf mm Santa Claus Jtondav bcan fractured IMC Ie busiest two days r the ven Santa Claus Ind Begins 2 Busiest Days NTA CLAUS Ind Thr J tracor and raised thr cir Bother wo The European war Jsaicl has cut foreign mail about hair last years volume UODOLFO GRAZIAM Cites Superior Weight of British in Egypt PAGE 2 vo 111 UH 71 vi vi in i ell 111 l KUiptl fifteen year history nf the London of Ml Ayr both 42 and 10 cents larger than last year The ihcir nineyearold sou Wallace total was made up ns follov s and Mr and Mr Robert Sobotki Composing room S2650 mail na of Benton The boys injuries were I room S250 business office j editorial room press room j To be sure that your contribuI lion is included in the ovcrthc i top listing in Tuesdays paper it j perhaps would be best to deliver I 1 it in person or send it by messcnj Kcr to the GlobeGazette office fund formally closes at 10 oclock Tuesday fo c noon or justify the deadly strife winch bus now broken out be tween u he added Churchill said that we content with Italian neutralitV others and that during first eight months of war we paid Ricat deference 10 Italian interests It was not due lo weakness he said The Krcnch republic lor the niomciit is stunned France will rise Jisam The British nation trom Christmas mail Siiid he cvp j u be busic man in Kanta Claus 13 miles north or to the Ohio river in southwestern ll ccn in the to Vlllascs many small candv antl Dedicate Postoffice at West Union Friday STATE PACK 1 the hamlet of CO Mohawks to Battle Tough Muskie Club SPORTS PAGE KILLED RY AUTO DES MOINES W Whitman 32 tank car salesman j Tor the Phillips Petroleum com pany here was fatally injured Monday mornins by an automobile in front of i of i lice building while on his wav loi 1 work the move and M Ihe forces of modern progress and of ancient culture and ranged behind them have you placed your selves you win vcrc friends and miRlit htvc been nur broth ers in Ihe of this ava lanche now only just started from its base to roll forward on its prctlislmcd Irack ;