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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1940, Mason City, Iowa I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UNHjEp THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS FULL LEASED WffiES MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAYDECEMBER 24 HOME EDSTION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE jv i3 JLfiV ni ur UWEJ sttrriONS j SECTION ONE NO 64 TAUrWLFICHT UNTIL VICTORY CHRISTMAS CAN BE HAPPY BUT NOTMERRYFR Words at Lighting of Tree Reflect Sadness Over Much of World WASHINGTON It cant be a merry Christmas this year Pres ident Roosevelt said in a speech prepared for dusk Tuesday evening but it can be a happy one if men and women resolve to strive for a peaceful and belter world in Die spirit ol Christ His words reflecting the sad ness which prevails over so much of the world this Christ mas eve the president spoke beneath Washingtons commim ify Christmas tree which was erected just back of the white liouse When he finished his greeting he pressed a switch that brought 1o life 700 colored lights on the 3o foot tree vis make this Christmas a merry one for the little children in our midst he president said For us of malurer years it cannot be merry for most of us it can be a happy Christmas if by nappies we mean that we have done with doubts that we have set our hearts against tear that we still believe in the golden rule for all mankind that we intend to live more purely in the spirit of Christ and that by our works as well as our words we still strive forward in faith and in hope and in love In that spirit I wish a happy Christmas to all and happier Chnslmases yet to come Mr RoRosevelt said there is so much udo therwovld and we want to do it the volun tary we do not want to have the way imposed on the world by conquest of the world by the sword The spirit nf unselfish ser vice personified by Christs lite lives in the midst of war of slavery of conquest he said and is an unquenchable spring nf promise to humanity In a century we have gained much he said Aside from great areas stricken by actual warfare in M 7 the present moment the lives oE husman beings are safer than they were in the olden days Great and spreading plagues take smaller toll starvation of millions is less the forces of nature are better controlled There is in the civili zation we recognize a greater se curity for the young for the work er for the aged Charity in the v narrower sense of the word helps the needy more usefully1 Mr Roosevelt who always reads Charles D i c k c n s Christma Carol to the family circle later 01 Christmas eve remarked tha there has been definite better mcnt since day We do not claim attainment and recognize that there is so lie continued chance to do a peaceful chance to do it We want to do YOU VE DONE YOUR PART NOW ILL DO MINE 15th Cheer Fund Goes Over Top Stockings Well Filled RIS KRINGLE otherwise better known as banta Glaus tells the whole story in the above drawing by the GlobeGazette staff artist Clarence Mellaiig all who have contributed in any way to the suc cess of the 15th annual Christmas Cheer clone YOUR part Now its up to Santa Glaus and his staff of associates with the Social Welfare League who ibis year as in every previous year have charge of administering the fund Incidentally an excellent start in that di rection has been made at the special gift shop set up for beneficiaries of the fund at 205 North Fed eral avenue It was open Friday Saturday and Monday with specially invited families in large numbers experiencing the iov o shopping on their designated plan inaugurated twoyears Final List PRCVIOUSLV REPORTED Roosevelt IK P T A lowa Forest Park Friend From II F From a Friend M n SlesMason City Km ploy ei Just a Friend Irene Hose ttooinhotvcr Hardware Comnanv E R IlijIry Jfc Co B A R Shoe Compaiiv loua Stale Ilrand Creameries 2500 Ma n Uily Town Clu r mil Uacon ral frail Market xt Mcthorfiu JJpuorlh The earntt Cemenl riant Of fice Fackhiii The Ked Ox Club A Slckronm Decker Trimminr Department Xortli Iowa Phi Kappa AJiimnJ Club Daughters of Fcrifiope Tlit Family CSIenn Lake American Iejtion Auxiliary ClausenWarden Lnil Vo 101 The Three KS From Crusaders for Christ V A The lona Club Lime Creek No V In Memorr or Grace Crimmin Dorsey G A R ManH I K i C R C flu nnn that Women of tlit Trinity Monroe Circlr Junior llich BOTS Class ct Firit trrsbylvriaii Chureh From ihp F 11 P tUnh city Knieiii rt ro Most Of Jill VC Jisk a RVHH ploves P TJlr Itov TrierRyan Furniture YclUnrf t lUnes Scars Enrbucfc A Co Federal Clnthes shop The Mrrkrl Company Brace Girl on Independent Baking Co Townnenrt Nerenlh Day Church Sam Raizes I J Garfirld Fourth tirade Sue A Dick Evangelical League of Christian Teamsters inion No jrS I 1NAI TOTW 70O ino worked out particulnilywell this year according to Miss Doris Brace executive secretary of the Social Welfare League The list here is one of the largest ever presented on a single d pretty or itself Some or butions were in merchandise al though there were some sizable Theres Still Time to Help the Cause Business houses which Have come dmvn to the end of the Christmas shopping season uith Roods in slock they would like to make available to the Social Welfare League for its allyear job of providing for the jieedy may do so by telephoning No 161 or by dropping a note to Miss Doris Bruce Executive Secretary Social Welfare League Mason City All such contributions be included In final report on the 1910 Christmas Cheer Fund gifts in checks and currency which raised the total cash received to ivell above the SI500 mark which was the goal ol this years cam paign And so we lake leave of an other adventure in the Christmas Spirit which so admirably hns it the voluntary most human beings in all the world want to do it the voluntary way Ve do not want to have the way imposed on the world by the con quest of the world by the sword The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday milci temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and continued m i I it Tuesday niffiit and Wednesday fallowed hy lipht rain or snow and collier northwest Wednesday nistht or Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Monday 37 Mimmum Monday night SI At 8 a m Tuesday At 2 p m Tuesday to YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum IB Extended Forecast Extended weather forecast for the period from p m Dec 24 to p m Dec 28 Upper Mississippi perature will average below nor mal Minnesota and Iowa and near normal Illinois and Wisconsin Continued mild Wednesday and Thursday colder Friday and Sat urday Precipitation below aver age occuntng latter part of period ss light rain southern Illinois lisht rain t where iuii ojj on I lie size of Mason citys V heart once more The following lit of verse from the pen of John Gieenleaf Whittier seems to us to provide an appropriate benedic tion on the campaign not only lor Chrlitma whole lhrouth lie Joy lbt ron tivc to others Is the jnr tht comes kick to YOU And the more you spend In blessinc rn poor Ibe lonely and more of year hearts Kctnrn lo make yon tlad J Legless Pilot Given Jf Distinguished Cross CT Nazis Say Churchill j Speech Was Foolish BERLIN Pi British LONDON UWThc dUin suishcd flying cross was awarded Tuesday to Douglas Bader a leg Mofhpr 5 less squadron leader who has shot 1U111CI1 Minister Winston Churchills radio addiess to tiic Italian people Mon day was characterized Tuesday by authorized German sources as a foolish insolent attempt to 5ow discord between the Italian peo ple and the Duce Churchill urged the Italian people to overthrow Premier Mussolini and desist from a war which he said could have only ruinous results lessquadron leader who has shot down 10 German air raiders and damaged several more He lost Prime IcSs n an accident in 1931 There were blackouls and debris the roar nf suns and the scream of air raid warnings but Europes warring nations also have for their Christmas tlie tra ditional decorations lhe carol singing and exchanges gifts Pope Pius plea for a Christmas truce was rejected and there was no sign of one on any front Greek forces battled Italians in Albania in bitter winter weather lu Libya British forces pushed ahead in desert sands against Premier Mussolinis North African army Christmas marches on from besieged Britain King OU JJL iltllll TVJJIg George VI Wednesday will broad cast his usual Christmas message to his empire Descriptions of ilie wartime scene in the dominions will make up part of the program High prices curtailed greenery displays in Germany but dancing was permitted during lhe holiday season Children were to receive candy nuts and honey Adolf Hitler spent last Christ mas with liis troops in the front lines on the western front but it was not disclosed where he would POPE STRESSES MORAL VICTORY Pontiff Speaks in Response to Christmas Greetings of Cardinals VATICAN CITY ypj pope Pius XII told the college of caid inals Tuesday that the iirw world order proposed by warring nations should be based on five is year British children spending Ilie holidays in Canada were assured of mass parties of distributions of toys by the government and of chances for a few lucky ones to talk to their parents in the British Isles by radio Christmas trees were set up in hundreds ot com munities around which the caol singing and the traditional part of the English In ilie British homeland itself thousands of British children were far from from populous centers to safer area Blackouts For them tho usual concerts and presentation of toys and sweels had been arranged In the larger cities he pantomimes Pcler Pan Puss in Boots Cinderella and be staged as usual British blKCUouts regulations banned outside Yuletide decora tions Christmas trees were scarce Toy sales been curtailed priming of Christmas cards had been reduced tu conserve paper but as one government official pufit Every effort is beins made to I make Christmas as bright and j cheery as humanly possible under the circumstances moral victories These victories he said werc 1 Over hatred 2 Over mistrust Here the pon tiff called for return to that fidelity in observance of pacts of peoples and particularly the co ot people and particularly the co existence of powerful and weak peoples could not possibly suc ceed 3 Over the idea that might makes right 4 Over economic maladjust ment 5 Over the spirit of cold egoism which fearless in its might easily leads to violation not only of honor and sovereignty of a state but the righteous whole 1L zeris asweir The pontiff spoke in response to ChristjTiHS greetings from the cardinals He said Hie solace we derive from the riches ot the Christmas greetings is the greater because of the sad times in which we live The holy father pleaded for sincere political and economic solidarity as part of the socalled new order in Europe1 in order that it might not be a mere exter nal mechanism imposed by force He directed the world to hold itself ready to heal its spiritual wounds the war ended Contributions of Catholics in the United States lie said had en abled him to be especially gen sufferers of Polish POPE PIIJS xrr new order 9 Overcome Fighting Blaze in St Paul ST PAUL threealarm fire swept a twostory dress shop and tied up streetcar traffic in downtown St Paul early Tuesday The fire started in the basement of the Franklin womans apparel He already has his wings and though he was invalided out of lhe flying service he learned to manipulate metal legs so skillfully that he was readmitted in No vember 1939 I to Death W A S HI N G T O N Dorothy Heinbuck 3l and her five children were burned to death Tuesday in a fire which destroyed their home near Oxon Hill Md The chidrlcn ranged in age from 6 to 15 Danish Freighters Tied Up in U S 3 Children Want Santa to Return Dad Who Disappeared Heller Believed to LOOK INSIDE FOR Heller Believed to Have Gone by Bus From Ames to Minneapolis COLUMBUS Nebr little children asked Santa Tues day Please send our daddy back to us We all want him They hoped that their daddy lie is would read their Christmas prayer in the newspa pers and return to them Their daddy is Irving Heller formerly of Columbus more recently of Bort Dodge Iowa The children are Susan 7 lane 5 and Max John 3 Their mother Airs Lucille Heller and btr fricmls nave been con ducthiK a tiuiet futile search fur Ilclier since Sept 2D when he walked mil of a Fort IJodBe theater to which he had just been transferred from Cnluni bus as manager and disap peared into the night V He carried no suitcase and no change of clothing But he is be lieved to have taken with him a picture of his wife and three chil dren It was missing from his desk bluegray suit black shoes gray black striped overcoat A youth he was graduated with honors from Kem per military academy at IB vith an averajju 6C 98 Four years later he was graduated from the Uni versity of Nebraska We are afraid lie is a victim of amnesia his mother Mrs F K Keller said Tuesday His three children know noth ing about amnesia but they know their very bcst Christmas present would be some word from their daddy the next day Hellers home life was happy relatues said and while he may have had temporary financial dif ficultics they be minor were believed to Maybe Santa Needs iGun With State the j World Is in Now EVANSV1LLE I n d lective Sergeant Paul Bonham playing Santa Clans at a junior chamber or commerce party forgot to take off his pistol and holster Leo Warren assistant city at torney spying them through his costume said Whoever heard of good old Santa Clans wearing a With the state the worlds in said the sergeant maybe i hed better i HP is known to have boarded an 8 p m bus on Sept 20 for Ames and is believed to have cone by bus from thereto Minneapolis The search for him ended there 3 Federal Judges Rule ASCAP IJIeoal ofTr J TACOMA Wash URiThree Heller is li in Icderal judges issued a unanimous ie ue gray eyes a scar on his left wrist and wears thicklcnsed glasses When last seen he was wcaiing a e American Society of Composers Authors aiid Publishers an il legal combination in restraint of trade SENATOR MILLAR TYD1NGS Urges Britain Axis Be Asked Peace Terms PAGE 2 Legislators Frown on Paying Governor More STATE PAGE No Paper Wednesday Fnr the first time in several years the not be issued on Christmas day to permit GlobcGaicttc cni Ploycs to spend thn holiday with their families of comics will be printed Thursday o give readers the regular fea tures missed by Hie one days holiday en blaring from a loud speaker in the public square will mingle ironically with the sound of the bells of the Church of the Na tivity on Christmas day as they peal out a message of hope to a warring of peace on earth good will toward men Although the sounds of battle are on other fronts war restric tions make this Christmas almost i j uus mane uus tnrisimas a most ccono qrCVclV t0 1C local observance Agoin icioncl flooi Nine firemen were this ycav very few of the nil Overcome hv ul ulc PH 4vw uicintrn were snow elsei overcome by smoke and escaping who once of the nil ul ulc PH thronged this I hamlet where Christ was born i tivitv will be able to come here to wor ship The holy land is not in the war zone but air raid wardens stand by siren sounders strict blackouts are observed and as a constant reminder of the conflict exiled soldiers of Czechoslovakia Poland and France stroll about the streets The pilgrims who are here will journey by bus astride donkey and afoot the five miles from Jerusalem past the tomb of Rachel and the shore of tlie Dead to the courtyard of the na at Bethlehem for Christmas Carols were sung in all Euro pean languages until the start Tuesday afternoon of the pontifi cal mass celebrated by Msgr Luigi Barlassina the Latin pa triarch ot the holy land His re tinue appeared far more Anglo Saxon than a year ago and Ital Jan priests and nuns were con spicuously absent The Christmas eve ceremony proper will begin later in the evc Just before midnight high mass will be started The bells will ring out as the sacred day arrives and at the climax of the ceremony the curtain above the tabernacle will be withdrawn revealing a figure of the Christ child as the assembly intones Blessed be He who cometh in the name of the Lord Hosanna in the highest ve mng back of the Church of the The crowd will prostrate itrie Kalivity U will be attended by as the patriarch rafsrS the ro favC1omcr dlSnHarieS Icads the dow the na lairs o th h the consular corps says the Son o God lay ih in a manger Smoky lanterns will light the crypt The star of Beth lehem in the pavement is illum inated by an everlasting flame The patriarch will place the little figure reverently in a man ger and mass will be repeated Wore masses will be celebrated until Christmas day is over The customary V M C A Christmas eve campfirc for shep herds was held earlier in he day because of blackout restrictions The gathering sang carols and ale boiled meat with the flat loaves of shepherds bread CLAIM REGIME AND PEOPLE Of NATION ARE ONE Fascists Reply to Slander Propaganda Voiced by Churchill ROME will continue lhe war on nil fronts until victory Premier Mussolinis government announced Tuesday because in Italy the regime and the people are one and no slanderous prop aganda from Britain can divide them This was fascisms answer to the radio address broadcast Mon day to the Italian people by Brit ish Prime Minister Churchill which an official statement char acterized as a substantial appeal for n compromise peace and an admission of British weakness Prime Minister CJmreliil ap pealed to the Italians to over throw Mussolinis leadership and to five up a war which he sairl could have only ruinous re sults The statement was bulwarked by a Christmas message sent to Italys armed forces by King Vit torio Emauuele praising their courage and declaring that no ob stacle and no difficulty can halt the glorious ascension of Italy In answering Churchills appeal the government statement de clared it had been shown indis putably that England wanted the present war and asserted that English solidarity with the Ital ian renaissance has been histori cally demonstrated to be false it J JB The statement blamed Britain for the fact that Italy lacks freedom of life in her otvnaea the becaurc England guards the outlet and asserted This fact and other vlUl aims for which Italy is fightiiir Miurcliill fnok care not to men tion V Churchill entire address was described as a puerile propaganda It was said ihat Italys Belgian oorn crown princess MarieJose nacl given the best answer bv joining the fascist party at heV own request A sevenpoint official statement was issued in response 10 Chtirch II said I English solidarity with the Italian renaissance lias been his torically demonstrated to be false 2 It is true the English and Italians fouRht logctheiin the war but Italian sacrifices were repaid by the English in the wellknown manner 3 The unforgettable serious ness in tlie application of sanc tions economic measures against Italy m the Ethiopian war comes nom the fact that by the initiative or they were applied for tlie first time ugainst us indisputably thai htiglmd wanted ilie pi war Refer to liic guaranteed to Folnnri and tlie attempted policy of encirclement of the totalitarian stilcs Italy lacks freedom of life m her nwn sea all outlets beirur guarded by England This fact and other vital aims for which Italy is iighlinsr Churchill look care no I to mention C in flaly the regime and the people are one Regarding the classic English attempt therefore to separate the chiefs from the people and place various authori liev of the state in antithesis this if a puerile propaganda maneuver of the fourth order It may be noted that this indirect reply tr Mr Churchill was given by flip Prince of Piedmont crown princes in asking for member siup in ne fascist party at this tune The vvr message exchanger between Churchill and Mussolini document that Italy like all people who respect themselves has a sense of honor Mussolini more over already has declared several time that the epoch of waltz turns was finished Cmnchills speech will be made known through the press and radio with considerable pub H is considered prof itable for its compactness and conciseness to the Italian people winch continues and will continue the war on all fronts until victory The fact that Churchill at the height of the struggle felt the necessity of coming out with this slanderous attempt and with this substantial appeal for a comprom ise peace shows that beyond some brilliant appearances and propa sandislic exaggerations England is aware of the tragedy nt her own situation ;