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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NSWSPAPER THAT MAKSS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA 2fi MASON CITY THE BRIGHT The Christmas Spirit A HELPING HAND U Halt ANTIRED TALK IS DELIVERED German Minister Says Europe Militarily Impregnable Now BERLIN UPJForeign Ministe Joachim von Ribbentrop salt Wednesday that entry OE the United States into the war coulc not prevent anaxis victory If said Kibbenlrop it should some day come to war on the one side between the United Slates of America anil Europe and Asia on the other side I state once and for all the respon sibility lies with President Roosevelt Germany has not the slightest reason and therefore no intention lor proceeding against the United Mates and any idea of an attack on the United States is the stup idest nonsense Rihbentrop addressing the natories of the anticomintern pact at a state luncheon declared Whether the United States comes into the war or not cannot alter the axis victory He charged that Prime Minister Winston Churchill had revealed to the house of commons in secrel sessions in 1940 that Russia had entered into an alliance with Brit ain and that the United States had promisedBritain unlimited aid Ribbenlrop claimed that Eur ope is now militarily impreg nable that it is blockade proof ann economically secure hat with the resources obtained in Russia and Ihe total European war production the axis and its allies is able to bring concen trated military power to bear asuinsl Britain German people have never felt hatred for the United States claimed Ribbentrop Nor did the United States people feel hatred for the Germans Nevertheless Roosevelt has tried to bring his country into the war Ribbentrop claimed that the war hopes of Churchill and of his antiGerman henchmen in Ameri ca particularly Mr Roosevelt are now pinned on Russia Ribbenlrop spoke at a slate luncheon for the anticomintcrn pact signers at the Hotel Kaiscr ijof Thanksgiving in Iowa Will BePleasant DES MOINES very pleasant Thanksgiving for lowans That was the good word from the weatherman Wednesday He forecast fair weather for Iowas turkey day with mild temperatures following a rather chilly night Temperatures were three above normalWednesday morning and were rising rapidly At Des Moines r peratmc rosc from a low of 30 degrees to 46 at midmorning High reading Tuesday was s warm 61 at Council Bluffs and low for the night was 27 at Mason 80 Year Old Mayor of Ottosen Is Dead OTTOSEN OP Mayor Chris Ottosen 80 for whom this town h was named about 40 years ago died Tuesday A former state food inspector Ot tosen was unmarried MAN IS INJURED IN GRADECRASH D Borcherding 4 of Hampton suffered severe in unes at a grade crossing near the nr jck Island station about sJU Wednesday morning when his car was struck by a southbound Kock Island passenger train He was taken to the Lutheran hospital here where he was found o have a dislocated shoulder and a badly lacerated face The extent of any other injuries was not fully determined immediately Mr Borcherding was on his way o his farm near here when he drove upon the tracks Thc train vnicn was slowing down for the tation struck his car at a reduced ate of speed and did not knock t over He said he did not hear he tram or sec it as he drove pon the tracks ITALIANS LOSE SUBMARINE ROME loss of an aiian submarine was admitted by nc high command Wednesday U S TECHNICIAN IN LIBYA KILLED Army Sergeant Fatally Wounded by Machine Gun Fire From Germans CAIRO Egypt United States army sergeant Delmei Parks of Phoenix Ariz was re ported Wednesday to have beer killed by German machinegun fire in eastern Libya where he was a technician and observel with Americanmade tanks Ser geant Parks the first United States army casualty rcportcc here was one pf six American of ficcrs and six sergeants with tin tanks which British forces arc using in their drive westward in Libya BURNED FARMER IS NEAR DEATH WEST Downer 32 farmer near Arlington was seriously burned Monday when a gasnime water heater in the base ment exploded as he was filling it He was given a bare chance to live Tuesday at thc Oelwein hos pital His left hand was badly Durned as were his left side and left leg The hired man Ncal Quinn and Downer smothered the flames with blankets He is the son of Mr and Mrs J U Downer Aurora 23 Buy Cliristtnas Seals THIS PAPUl CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS NO 40 LIBYA DRIVE STEMMED Russia Admits New Nazi Gains VICHY REPORTS DRIVE 16 MILES FROM MOSCOW Reds Declare German Army Pushed Back Northwest of Rostov By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tile Russians admitted Wednes day serious German gains on the northernand southern flanks of Moscows defense arc but de clared that reel army counterat tacks in the Ukraine had thrown tile back six more miles northwest of RotsovOnDon in the sector where the Germans had already lost from 37 to 60 miles The Vichy French raaio quoting German front reports said nazj mechanized forces had slashed through red army de fenses to a point within less than 16 miles of closest approach to the soviet capital since Adolf Hitler started his hugescale drive against Mos cow on Oct 2 The radio said German spear heads had broken through south cast of Klin 50 miles northwest ol Moscow There was no confirmation of the report elsewhere however S A Lozovsky official soviet spokesman said the German casu alties in the fighting around Rostov totaled 37000 and that the two major drives against Moscow had cost the nazis more dead and wounded than lost in the World war battle of Verdun Soviet frontline dispatches con ceded that a powerful thrust by derman tanks planes and infantry had smashed through Ihe Stalino gorsksector 120 miles southeast of Moscow and advanced to the outskirts of the town of presumably Venev 40 miles north east of Stalinogorsk Stalinogorsk itself is 60 miles cast Tula 100 miles south of vloscou whicJi has long been the of bloody fighting Stalled at Tula the Germans vere now apparently striking in a wider flanking maneuver The Russians also acknowl edged a grave new threat on he north reporting tha the Ger mans had scored a break through lo a main highway somewhere between Moscow and Klin 50 miles northwest of the capital W A London broadcast said the ermans had captured the village f Gora 40 miles northwest of Ulscow while the German high onimand previously had claimed he capture of Solnetschnogorski nly 31 nilts northwest of Mos ow Dispatches lo the soviet rcws aper Pravda however reported hat red cavalry and tanks had ecaptured five villages in the Klin ector somewhat casing the prcs ure at that critical point Pravda said German onslaughts n he sectors of Mozhaisk 57 lies west of Moscow and Maloy roslavets 65 miles southwest of lie capital had been beaten off A bulletin from Adolf Hitlers ew reported merely lat German troops hammering at loscows outer defenses considerable gains made Bids Sought for State College Building DBS MOINES Iowa tate board of education1 which eccntly rejected all bids submit cd for the construction of an ae culturalengineering building at owa State college decided Tues ry lodvertse again for now rejected bids exceeded He 5133000 appropriated by the st legislature for thc hich is to replace one destroyed 4th Division Goes n Training Maneuver CAMP CLAIBORNE La ie 13000 troops of thc 34th di sion from Iowa Minnesota orth Dakota and South Dakota cnt on thc alert Tuesday for the tme since last falls mancu crs With full combat equipment jcft tamp in the forenoon ntl did no return from the aminK maneuver until late in c day Work 2 Hours to Free Man From Wreck Three persons were in the Rockwell hospital Wednesday in senous condition from injurie received in a headon automobili collision about a mile south o the Hockwell creamery on tin old part of Highway 65 at 1 o clock Tuesday night The injured are Clifford Kiltie son 17 Sheffield Duane go 1JVho resites 4 miles eas of Sheffield and Max Theilen truck driver of Rockwell Sheffield boys were returning to bheftield from Rockwell where they had attended a basketbal jame when the accident occurred Theilen was driving his car nortl toward Rockwell at the time for nearly two hours sawing out a portion of the seat of one of the cars to free the driver Kittleson who had been pinned under the steering whee in the crash Kittleson suffering from heac and other injuries about the body remained conscious throughoul ihe ordeal and aided officer greatly in their work wilh the grit he showed i McTaggart and Theilen were unconscious when officers reachec Ihe scene and had to be taken from the cars Two ambulances were called one from Rockwel and one from Mason City and the men were rushed to the hospita as soon as they were freed from the cars Kittleson was injured more se riously than the other two ac cording to attendants at the hospi tal Wednesday He was suffering from asevere headinjury anc other cuts McTaggart suffered a fractured leg and other injuries about the lead and arms and Theilen suf fered t severe knee injury and cuts about the head and hands The cars remained right side up and on the highway but the front end of each car was badly dam aged The cars were about 10 feet Tpart following the accident thc vittleson car the highway across the highway Marshal James Gaffney of Rockwell Sheriff Tim Phalen and Denuty Sheriff Cal Dwan were called to the scene and worked early hours of the morn iiK titLLir4V t traffic facing east across and Theilen west getting the men to the hospi al and clearing the highway for Damage From Quake Is Apparently Slight LISBON Portugal able reports Wednesday still in dicated only slight damage was caused by Tuesdays earthquake the most violent recorded here since 1755 The Madeira and Azores islands also were shaken but the epicenter apparently was in the Atlantic where its full force was spent harmlessly Reports from the islands said no casualties and only slight damages were caused there 2 PORTRAITS ADDED DBS MOINES Jessie JnilOG o KiMe M Parker state superintendent oE public instruction announced portraits of her immediate prede cessors have been added lo the gallery in her statehouse office They are Miss May E Francis of Brcmer county whoserved from 1923 to 1927 and Miss Agnes Sam uelson of Shenandoali who held office until Weather Report Meet in Headon Crash TOP PHOTOMarshal James P looking at the car from which Clifford Kittleson Sheffield was sawed early Wednesday morning after he wns ii the driver s seat in a headon collision Duanc Mc Shetfwld ndingr with Kittleson was also iijmcdI LOWER PHOTOThc car driven bv Max Theilen LOBERT NAMED PHIL MANAGER SPORTS BULLETLV PHILADELPHIA o h n Hans Lobcrl veteran baseball Iayer and coach Wednesday was named manager of the PhiladclI phin Phillies for 1942 to succeed T Thompson Doc Prothro I Lobert 59 served under the last I wo Phillies managers as coach I HLhas been with the club since I 9o3 The Phillies under Prothro the ast three years have finished in he cellar each season in the Na lonal League TorpedoJngs of U S Destroyers Cause Navy Enlistment Drop WASHINGTON of ISmy Wednesday that thc torpedoing of the U S destroyers Kcarny and Reuben James wilh a lota loss of life of men had caused a decline of peicent in the rate of navy FORECAST MASON CITY Fair and chilly 01 mu umiy Wednesday night Thursday fair to partly cloudy with mild tem peratures low temperatures in city around 28 and in open country about 24 IOWA Fair to partly cloudy Wednesday through Thursday continued mild except rather chilly Wednesday night MINNESOTA Fair to partly cloudy rather cold extreme north continued mild remainder of state Wednesday partly cloudy not quite so cold extreme northwest Wednesday night Thursday increasing cloudiness rising temperature extreme north rather mild elsewhere IN MASON CITY lobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a m Wednesday YKAR AGO Maximum Minimum 44 27 33 s Robbed in Alley Near Police Station WATERLOO S17 hold up staged in an alley than 100 feet from police headquarters was being investigated here Wednesday Victim was Charles Uark 2s clerk and window trim mer at a drug store near thc police station who told police he was halted in the dark alley late Tues day night and forced to turn over his wallet The decline set in with the Kcarny incident Oct 17 and was speeded up by thc torpedo sinking of ihe Reuben JamesOct 31 but Knox said that there was now a tendency toward returning to the old level of recruiting 10000 to llBOO men a month That rate is still about 2000 to 1000 men a month short ofthe l cectsRcai iral tir C W Ivimitz chief of thc navys bureau of navigation explained ai lowan Fatally Wounds Self While Hunting IOWA CITV Ger des 49 Washington Iowa farmer shot accidentally Tuesday while trying to shoot a rabbit died in the University hospital here Wednesday 10000 AIDED ANNUALLY IOWA CITY WNearly 10 000 patients are aided annually through the University of Iowa department of social service here M Elizabeth T Mills director Wednesday some fiiinc dale thc navy might have lo use selectees whom so far it has declined to add to its vol unteer service Attack Sweeper HICKORY N car flT 1 o operator of Hickorys streamlined street sweeper was never so sur prised m all his life Just as he hURh MI VUr of lhe slrecl in his battleship grey machine with every sweeper going a squadron h scouts advanced on him with drawn guns Thc dawn patrol on maneuvers thoujrht it was an enemy tank Duce May Go to Libya to Encourage Soldiers NEW YORK Mussolini may leave Rome for Hie Libyan front io encourage his Italian soldiers the Rome radio said Wednesday in n broadcast heard by NBC NAZIS DECLARE 5000 BRITISH ARE PRISONERS English Admit Trapped Nazis Fight Savagely Expect Long Struggle BULLETIN1 LONDON sides probably will throw in about everything they have cot to win the great battle in the Rc zegh area which may determine thc fate of Libya informed quarters said Wednesday The announcement from Cairo that both British and GermanItal ian forces had brought up re inforcements was taken here as an indication that neither side would be skimpy with men and material after the heavy losses already suffered By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Axis frontline dispatches de clared Wednesday that British troops south of Rezegh scene of a threeday battle of massed tanks had been encircled and annihilated with more than 5000 prisoners captured and Ger man military quarters asserted flatly that the Libyan desert cam paign could no longer be regarded as a British offensive Rezegh is 10 miles south of To faruk British middle cast headquar ters said thc Germans had rushed up reinforcements to Rezefrh and that a battle was expected there momentarily A Cairo bulletin reported that the British Tobruk garrison had smashed deeper into the axis siege lines and declared that strong British tank reinforcements pre viously held in moving into the forward battle zones to bolster other imperial armored columns which had been reorganizing for a new attack in thc Bezcgh area Other dispatches indicated that thc British expected a lengthy struggle As the battle raged into its ninth day even British reports reflected a sharp setback to ear lier hopes for a lightning sweep lo knock the axis out of North Af rica From Cairo headquarters of the British miildle cast com mand came acknowledgment that the Germans rallying from the first surprise shock of the British counter offensive hail seized the offensive in some see tors and that trapped nazis were fighting savagely to break through British lines In London an authorized spokesman said tersely that the battle was still raging furiously with bloody losses on both sides and added that the struggle pos sibly now is reaching a fresh climax DNB the official German news jency snid strong British tank forces had been wiped out re ported the number of prisoners and booty was growing steadily ind asserted that renewed sallies rom siegegcrt Tobruk had been frustrated Premier Mussolinis high coni nand reporting the victory south of Hczceh said two American ob servers and various English and American journalists among the captives It gave this summary of the onflict In the great animated battle raging more than a week without interruption on terrain of liic Enst Libyan desert Hie gallant and indefatigable armed forces r thc axis have sustained further jitter combats crowned with suc On the Saturn front fierce nf acks launched by three enemy di nbntit toODO troops against positions held by the Sa ona division have been smashed y ihe ironlike resistance of our troops The attackers suffered further loody losses and failed to achieve any success The fascist communique admit ed that overwhelming British orces had captured Italianheld jialo oasis in south central Libya by British Indian troops whicn dashed 200 miles across the desert A British spokesman said that massed axis motor transport had been spotted west of Sidi Omar midway between Tobruk ami Banjia and that it mlsht be an indication I h c Germans and Italians were trying lo break nut of the rins near the Eycp lisnLibyan frontier The spokesman said German forces in the Salum area cinsc bv tnr frontier were still locked m a British encirclement ;