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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE L f W SKCTOS NO 43 SO VIET FORCES RECAPTURE ROSTOV R A F TAKING PART IN HUGE LIBYAN BATTLE Think Itatians and Germans Nearly Out of Fuel and Supplies CAIRO Great Brit ains air v and mechanized forces were reported fighting it out toe to toe in a great battle with trapped nazis armored units in the Libyan desert Saturday while British spearheads in the Tobruk sector pushed westward against strong enemy opposition The main battle of tanks in which the Royal Air Force was participating was southeast of he battleground af Sidi Rezegh according to a general head quarters communique which said that the outcome was in the balance A military spokesman said that the main tank battle stretched from a point southeast of Sid Rezegh to a point roughly 20 miles south of Gambutand that fight ing there is as heavy as any yet in Libya since all of the axis armored forces are involved The remnants of three axis divi sions are represented he said The German and Italian ar mored units in the battle1 had re assembled after being cut off from their main forces west of Tobruk and were attempting to break trap T sncoeea they win have First Packosnacks Now on Its Way to Iceland for Christmas Cheer Armored Units Early and Larger Gifts Needed for 2 Purpose Drive needed armored sbiEas pawer bat every minute that the Brit ish held them back lessened their chances because New Zea land troops were steadily ex tending the steel wedge that they drove through the axis lines from Sidi Eezegh to To bruk British hopes of success con tinued high as the German and Italian tank units were relieved to have been badly battered and to be facing exhaustion of their fuel and supplies In London it was estimated insbmesburces thatthe Germans now had less than 100 useable tanks in all of Libya but the batteredItalian ariete or bat tering ram armored division was said to have joined upwith the nazi panzer units Some heavy British tanks land ed at Tobruk by the British navy were reported jjoing into action for the first time inaneffort to turn the tide of battle A point north of Sir El Hamed and south of Tobrnk was captured in furious fighting a general headquarters com munique said as New Zealand froops gradnaliy extended the corriddr established between Sidi Rezegh and Tobruk Severalhundred Italian prison ers were taken in the operation On the huge fluid battle front both east and west ofSidi Rezegh the axis armored forces reassem bled and once more moved west ward whefe they again were heav Hy engaged by our armored forc es the communique said Jfsteraay evening the bilter fighting was still continuing without either side having gained ground This battle was centered sbutli east of Sidi Rezegh with both Italian armored forc es m action against the British The axis units had been scat tered and forced to fall back east toward Egypt on Thurs day but they reassembled during the night and again attempted to break through the British trap in a drive westward So far it was emphasized these attempts to fight a waythrough the British trap have failed the are driving into the axis defenses in an ef fort to advance toward Dcrna and Bengali the communique said thai German troops were doing most of the fighting and that resistance was strong The IJriUsh both from Sidi Rezegh and from To 79 field guns and medium guns and many light anti aircraft and antitank guns as well as small arms The communique said that on many occasions on Friday the THE 1941 Christmas Cheer Fund with two important objective instead 6E the customary one i hereby launched To the Mason City ChapterJD A R goes the honor of being th first donor to the fund which must total in cash if the two remembrance for al Cerro Gordp boys in service a well as for families in need her at to be reached The D A K check for was received several weeks ago fol lowed soon thereafter by a check for 52 the Fort nightly club of Mason City Other gifts will be listed in the next issue in connection with a thermometer to be designed by the GlobeGazettes staff artist Clarence Mellang Along with this announeemen of the first gift in this years so licitation is the announeemen that the first packosnacks par cel for a local youtff in service was placed in the mails Saturday afternoon It is headed for Thomas Rye private first class in the First Marine brigade on duty in Iceland Parents with sons In service are asked to mate their latest addresses available at once so that the special Christmas pack A and vacuum sealed frankfurters can be started on their wiV at the proper time to insure deliv ery before Christmas In the case of remote placesJifce Iceland Alaska Hawaii the Phil ippinesCanal Zone one of the Caribbean islands or Dutch Guina the mailing must be hur ried if thisis to be accomplished Those with addresses as well as those with gifts should send them at once to Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Because there will be a heavy immediate demand for cash in connection with the packosnacks phase of this years campaign early givers will in truth be giv ing twice W Christmas its true is quite a way in the future But theres a very special job to be done this year and it must be done NOW Wont you therefore pass alone your contribution at once And if possible make it a little larger than in previous years Thecash foal in other years has been SI 300 this year its This means that those who have given injhe past will need to make it this year where possible Royal Air Force was able to take full advantage of opportunities to attack enemy concentrations in close cooperation with ground troops These attacks included bomb ing and low altitude machine gun attacks which wore particularly successful against German and Italian forces engaged in the tank battle southeast of Sidi Rezegh New Zealand forces strongly established athwart the German Italian communications highway between Rezegh and Tobruk drove west in a flanking attack upon seven Italian divisions plus Gcr n a n stiffening detachments which have lor eight months held the besiegingline of forts around Tobruk They were steadily widening the wedge between the east ajid west axis forces which was es tablished when they made contact witn the stalking Tobruk garri son at Ed Duda Some reports said nazi forces which have remained at Soinm and Bardia are beginning to move west where they face the prospect of annihilation unless theycan fight their way through the strong New Zealand lines Before these axis columns reach the New Zealand lines they prob ably will meet British armored columns ranging the area between he RezeghTobruk line and the area on the Egyptian frontier destroying axis brces wherever they can be round NAVY SINKS ARMY U TO 6 PHILADELPHIA came back In the second half Saturday with a powerful ground offensive that mowed down the Army 146 in the 42nd meeting of the service football teams before nearly 100000 fans in Municipal stadium Outplayed in the first half by a hardrunning and Harder tackling Army team the Middies came back from the intermission trail ing 0 to 6 and promptly scored twice on Iqng dmvnfieid drives led by Barnacle Bill Busik Little Howie Clark and Sher Werner ROSS CONVOY AT TURK DOCKS Large Tankers Are Escorted by Nine Russian Warships ISTANBUL U four largqst Black sea tankers loaded with op lorTurkey and escorted by nine Russian warships arfved at Turkishdocks The arrival of this convoy gave rise to rumors that Russian flee units from submarines to the bat tleship Paris Commune were planning to attempt to force the Bosphorus Actually the Russian naval units merely brought the tankers up to Turkish territorial waters Three of the tankers carried crude oil gasoline and lubricants The fourth was fitted out as an ice breaker The ships totaled 28000 tons close to the foreign of fice heard that Russia replying to a Turkish protest against the tor aedomg of Turkish ships in the Black sea said Russia will con tinue to sink all ships carrying cargo ultimately destined for axis use JENNIE BRUNNER SAYS INNOCENT Goes on Trial Monday Afternoon oh Charge of Murdering Husband Blond Jennie Decker Brunner Jleaded innocent Saturday to a charge of murdering her husband vhom she has confessed she shot on Sept 30 following an argument during which he threatened to kill her if she left him enteredthe plea of not She juilty before Judge TomBoyn on who is scheduled to preside over her trial beginning Monday afternoon at oclock in dis trict court Her attorney is L R Boom hower County Attorney M L Ma son and his assistant M C Cough on will represent the state PICTOQUIZ IS FUN YOU TRY IT MANY CAN YOU ANSWERf Look on Want Ad Page of This Issue Iowa State Marquetre 4 FINAL GERMANAGENTS END JAPCHINA WAR Report Purpose of Nazis Is to Release Japanese Air Force By CLARK LEE MANILA agents h the far east are making a deter mined attempt to bring about negotiated peace between Japan and China quarters closely con nected with Japans puppet Chi nese regime at Nanking disclosed Saturday At the same time an author ized Chinese source declared that any lesseningof United States aid to China might force Chung king to accept peace terms The German campaign was said o have been under way for som weeks Nanking sources said the Ger mans had advanced peace feelers through Premier Ching Weis puppet government whicl maintains secret communication with some elements at Chungking and that both Capt Fritz IVeide mann formerly consul general a San Francisco recently appointee consul general at Tientsen and Heinrich Georg Stahmer formerly a special German envoy to Tokio who recently took up his post as ambassador to defi nite instructions from Hitler to prochement t The German purpose was said to be the release at the Japa nese arjpay and air force now pinned down in China for thrusts in other directions in the Orient The outcome Nanking quarters suggested depended upon Japa neseAmerican negotiations and whether these resulted in lessen ing the flow of supplies to Chi ang KaiShek Drying up of supply sources might bring a collapse of morale at Chungking it was said because of a pretty general feeling among the warweary populace thai China has done her share of fight ing However flat rejection of Japans demands and a speeding up of supplies to Chungking probably would spur She Chinese to fight on these quarters said All available reports from Japan indicatethat there is increasing agitation there to break what the Japanese call economic encircle ment by the United States Brit am China Netherlands East In dies and the soviet union In the words of the Japanese this has become a strangulation choking their country to death economically and it with a tightening ring of steel In short while United States airplane factories shipyards and munitions plants are work ling day and night in a great pro gram just gettlns under way Japans industrial machine is crcakins to a halt The Japanese are reported to be completing shortly two and pos sibly four 45000ton battleships but otherwise the shipbuilding in dustry is crippled by lack of steel and Japan has no hope of match ing the U S buildine program Japan normally imports 33 strategic raw materials but todav she is getting nothing beyond codl Irom China cotton from China Brazil and Peru some crude oil rom Mexico some rice and rub ber Irom IndorChina and rice and m from Thailand Every gallon of aviation fuel burned by Japanese planes is nonreplaceable sThe bulk of Japanese mer chant fleet of 5000000 tons s lied up Japanese leaders feel that they cannot wait much longer while he United States Britain China Nfherlands East Indies itrengthen their naval aerial and and forces in the Southwestern acific while the Chinese air orce strengthened by American made warplanes prepares for ac lon against Japan and while the United States continues to send var materials to Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks Chungking government over the Burma road Smilef See President Frown road came from the far east Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura left in the photo at Speuia evoy fom TokV conferrecAvitli Pies dent Roosevelt in the white house When they en tered they were smiling top photo when they left the smiles had been replaced by glumness lower photo lend executed hadtaken a peaceful Britain Cancels Leaves at Singapore Japs Assail U S Toj jo Cabinet Meets to Deliberate on Stand in Crisis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britain cancelled all troop leaves for her great far eastern stronghold at Singapore Saturday as a showdown on Japans answer o thequestion ofpeaee or war in the Pacific nearod the zero hour British authorities described the Iialtinc of military leaves as a normal precautionary move in view of the Pacific sit uation Ttic whole orient bris with tension Japans press and radio bitterly assailed the United States Satur day declaring that America has no sincerity has broken the and that The United is responsible for States alone what seems to be almost inevi table other words war Amid an atmosphere reflecting alternate gloom and bristling hos tility Premier Gen Hideki Tojos cabinet met anewto deliberate on Japans final stand on the tiafions with Washington Tokio observers agreed that President Roosevelt had laid the question of peace or war in the acific directly on Japans door step And that the white house statement that there was no pos sibility of a compromise with Japan on the China war keynoted refusal by the United States to yield to any of Japans demands These include That the United Slates slop sending war aid to China That the ABCD powers of America Britain China and the Dutch East Indies stop their economic blockade against Ja pan And that the ABCD group rec ognize Japans coprosperity sphere in East Asia with its program for expansion south ward Domei the Japanese news agen y quoting authoritative Tokio Barters ssid that if the United itates established an air patrol over the Burma route for China war would regard it as a directly hos tile action An example of tne most provocative armed ae gression ft f Domei said Japan would be un able to overlook such an exten sion of the United States defen sive zone to the far east regard less or whether the United States attempts to justify the move from the point of strict interpre tation ol international law from Chungking Chinese provisional said Chinese authorities expected that Japan would either strike into Chinas Yunnan province to cut the Burma road or invade Thailand in the event of war A British broadcast said Thai land had already sent a military representative to Singapore for conference with British evidently in fear of such an at tack Shanghai reports meanwhile said or more Japanese trooS transports had been seen recently sailing toward Hainan Island or French IndoChina lowan Gets After Being Falsely Imprisoned by U S GLENWOOD C Mc Millan engineer at the Glemvood state school who is to receive a government check for S3500 as a result of his being falsely im prisoned in a federal penitentiary seven months said he plans to use the money to buy a home He was in prison at Fort Leav enworth Kans from May 16 193o to Dec 3 1935 on a charge of forging a check stolen from the mails Des Moines White he was in the penitentiary 15th7 man confessed the crime and McMillen was given an un conditional pardon by the presi dent Oklahoma Nebraska FINAL Abandoned Berlin Says BERLIN high com and said Saturday that the Ger man army has abandoned the actual city area of Rostov key to the soviet Caucasus in order its communique insisted to carry out ruthless punitive measures against the civilian population Whatever the reason H marked the first lime Jhe Ger man army has abandoned an im portant objective alter an nouneine its capture The high command admitted that heavy soviet counterattacks are being hurled by Marshal Semyon Timoshenko against their lines in the Rostov and Donets basin sec tors with ruthless disregard of casualties While admitting the evacuation of Rostovs city area the com munique insisted that exceedingly heavy Russian attacks are being checked The high command announced the capture of Rostov just a week ago Saturday It did not say when it had been effected but said speedy panzer forces broke through the citys defenses and stormed into the metropolis Moscow has never admitted the fall of Rostov But it has reported sweeping advances of 50 60 and up to 00 miles by Timoshenkos coun terattacking southern armies The high command attributed its evacuation of the city area of Rostov to a desire to inflict upon Rostovs civilian population puni tive measures the nature of which was not disclosed but which were said to be already in progress and were being carried out ruthless ly The high command insisted that orders to take this action had been given because of the alleged vio lation of international law by Ros tovs civil populace in participating m military defense of the city The civilians the contention was nought down the1 nazi punishmen by their own acts The high commands of the Russian operations was as fol lows in the aiiack on Moscow fur ther progress was achieved Near Rostov and in the Do nets basin the enemy suffered heavy casualties during a re newed attack which was carried out with strongly concentrated and ruthlessly employed forces Ine occupation troops of Rostov are evacuating under orders the actual city area in order to set ruthlessly in motion the necessary reprisals against the population which contrary to international Jaw is participating in fighting in we rear of the German troops Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday Low temperature Mason City 25 IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Saturday night and Sunday some brief light showers west and central Saturday night Sun day mostly cloudy occasional light rain or drizzle freezing over extreme north portion colder extreme northwest Satur day afternoon and extreme north Saturday night colder north Sunday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy and colder Saturday considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday occasional light freezing ram or drizzle extreme south Sunday colder south Saturday night continued cold Sunday IN MASON GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum in night At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 60 47 Trace Buy Christmas Seals GERMANS ADMIT EVACUATION IN UKRAINE CITY Nazis Threaten to Raze City From Air as Reds Take Rostov By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Foreign Bailor BULLETIN MOSCOW Russia proclaimed Saturday night that Rostov had been de livered from the German conquest by a thundering counter offensive w h i c h carried the red army back across the River Don and smashed the southern army of Field Marshal Gen Ewald von Kleist The soviet union dealt a heavy blow against the axis war machine Saturday on the eastern front The nazi high command acknowledged that its armed forces had evacu ated the key Ukraine city of Rostov strategic gale way to the rich Caucasus oil region as a red army counteroffensive pounded against the German flank Evacuation of the city area of Rostov was de scribed in the German com munique as being carried out under orders to prepare for ruthless punitive action against the civika tion civili taking part in the S an apparent tlueat that the luftwaffe would blast the city as they razed the center of Roller dam The mere lact that Russian ci vilians were lighting in defense of Rostov as they fought for Kiev and Odessa and are now lighting for Moscow did not fully explain the German an nouncement For several days the Rus sians had been reporting their counteroffensive in the Do ncls basin now swept by icy winter xvas Kainine steadily and at one point surged forward about 90 miles Furthermore lie German com munique indicated that the axis forces never had fulJy occupied the city of 500000 population which is of tremendous importi ance as an industrial center a rmina for oil pipe lincs the south as the Don river fecy to defense of the road east to Astrakhan and south tqf the Caucasus t on the distant batflefronls erri thi i crman withdrawal thatleft Rostov in Russian haridi nazis obviously still were facing a lough Mos cow despite continued slowad vantes in their flanking and encirclement maneuvers both north and south of the soviet capital tne red peatcdly counterattacked On the southern front before Moscow the Germans seemed to have been halted at least for the moment by these counter blow KV ihc sector of fvim the Russians reported that they had stopped the enemy with loss of 70 tanks and 2000 killed alter a nazi advance won a bridge head over the MoscowVolga Any important reverse in the Rostov sector might force the Germans to ship troops southward and thus relieve the defenders of Moscow who according to the communist newspaper Pravda were lighting 735000 axis irooos hJ if he to break through the Rostovrale way also interfered with Iftt efforts to bolster Japans Pacific the 11 an held back the nazi sweep toward the middle east and the orient For the time being at least iha tension m the far cast appeared to be building more and more toward DisPatcnes from Tpkio that Japanese ac cording to the newspaper Asahi would leave New York as the re sult of a most serious turn in re with the United Stales Afmy Navy n on Fordham U Tennessee Vonderbilf i FINAL ;