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NORTH IOWA'S D A I L Y PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS' MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1943 '. CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE ---- - ' ' ~t ·-·-*···»-'-*»****..·.* tr.ra.A.1 w.n.J.b X £4, X3*4O **k*o *-A*-tu t u r t b l b l b OK TWO SECTIONS X T ^ v «-* . _ -- ' SECTION ONE NO. 73 ; NAZIS ADMIT RETREAT IN CAUCASUS Off to Bad Start in '43 Hitler Shifts Envoys to Japs, Spain, Sweden TOKIO, BERLIN ~~ TIES BELIEVED TO BE WEAKER Nipponese Reported to Be Less Eager to Co-Ordinate Strategy _ NEW YORK, m--Adolf Hitler is carrying out sweeping changes in Germany's diplomatic representation abroad, the German radio announced Saturday, and has called home his ambassadors and ministers to Spain 'Japan and Sweden. I "Within the ambit of a general retirement of German diplomatic representatives, the fuehrer, acting upon the suggestion made by German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, has recalled Eberhard von Stohrer, German ambassador to Madrid, General Eugen Ott, German ambassador to Tokio, and Prince Viktor Zu Wicd, German minister to Stockholm, as of Jan. 1," the radio announcement said * * * "They will be given new posts in the German foreisn office," it added. * * ¥ The announcement said Hans Adolf von Moltke would take over Ihe ambassadorship at Madrid. Heinrich Georg Stahmer, onetime special envoy to Tokio and now the German ambassador to Japan's puppet Chinese regime at Nanking, is being sent to Tokio. . it continued, and Dr. Hans Thornsen, former counsellor to the Gec 5 - rr.un crnfar.3syS=at--\Vashington,--js- to take over the v German · diplomatic representation at Slock- holf. Minister Erich Kordt, attached to the German embassv in Tokio will act as charge d'affaires at Nanking until a new ambassador can be appointed. * * * Stahmer. who is reported to have played a behind-the-scenes role in the negotiation of Ihe Gcrman-Italian-Jafiiincsc p a c t of alliance, is being sent to Japan apparently to strengthen the ties between Berlin and Tokio at a time when those ties apparently arc loosening. * * * Recent French dispatches from Turkey told of the departure from Berlin of the Japanese liaison commission which had been main- tamed to dovetail axis strategy and apparently to act as the Jap- Business as Usual Following Destructive Fire i Pfaff Ovens to Work Overtime to Help Out Lennan Organization eyes and anese high command's ears in Germany. * * * The dispatches' said the commission was returning home by way of Russia, and observers suggested that in view of German reverses in Russia and north Africa that the Japanese were less eager to co-ordinate their strategy with that of (he axis than ever before. * * * Von Mpltke's record, loo would seem to indicate that he is being sent to Madrid at a time when Hitler is anxious either to tighlen the slipping bonds with Generalissimo Francisco Franco or of increasing his pressure there. Von Moltke was the chief negotiator of the Polish-German non-aggression pact in 1934. a pact which was broken by Hitler in 1939. Von Moltke stayed on in Warsaw as ambassador until the outbreak of the war. The change of (he diplomatic guard in Stockholm follows rumors that Germany was considering changes there with a view, perhaps, to increasing her pressure on Sweden. The Swedish press lias been Creo.ucn.tiy criticized recently by German spokesmen, who have insisted that its reporters and editorial writers were giving too favorable a reception to allied war reports. Fire Destroys 2 Huge Sardine Canneries at San Pedro, Cal. SAN PEDRO. Cal.. (U.R)--Two huge sardine cannery plants at Fish Harbor were destroyed by a waterfront fire Saturday with a loss estimated at 5750,000. Losses included destruction of buildings, equipment, and more than 30,000 cases of canned sardines ready for delivery to the government, fire department officials announced. The fire razed all but thc front walls of the French sardine plant No. 2 and the Southwest Canning company. STRING BOOMS TO HALT LOGS Tugboats Prepared 16 Give Help in Harboi: PORTLAND, Ore.. U.P--A fleet of tugboats, hastily-mobilized by the coast guard, Saturday strung booms across the flood - swollen Willamette nver in an effort to halt a million feet of logs bearing down on Portland's industry- filled harbor. * * * The logs, released by the collapse of a iving dam at the Ore- Eon City falls 14 miles upstream and driven by the nearine crest of the state's worst flood in 50 years, already were threatening houseboats and bridge piers. ^ sf. ^ Six persons were dead in valley communities where the Willamette, seven feet out of its banks had inundated thousands of farm acres and flooded suburban parts of Albany, Salem, and Corvallis ihe river was reported falling at tugene, scene of at least .?5,000,000 damage, as the crest rolled toward Portland. ., A = t h c , f .' rst loss appeared singly allc i m j umbletl n ot ii u , s the narbor patrol here, with the aid of the coast guard craft cleared the river above its confluence with the Columbia and mobilized thc tugboat men in an effort to prevent jams at Portland bridges and at critical war maustry shipyards along thc river. Some 300 welders at Albina Engine and Machine Works, subchaser yard, were laid off as thc high waters entered the ways of the plant. Harbor patrolmen said, however, the boom traps had so far prevented serious damage by = _ _ Iogs which tncy hac| might jam at the Swan and Oregon Shipbuilding snarin feared Island company yards. JOHN BRYAN IS FOUND DEAD NEW YORK, (/P)_John Bryan 38, artist son of Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde, former minister to Denmark, was found dead in his studio apartment Saturday Police said Bryan, a grandson of the late William Jennings Bryan, apparently fell from a chair, striking his head on a desk. In an unfinished letter on the desk Bryan related he had been grazed recently by a taxicab. but said he did not regard the injury as serious. A check of accident reports was started by authorities Bryan is a son of Mrs. Rohde by a previous marriage, Maj. George Rohde, her husband, who is stationed at Fort Totten, L. I., said Saturday. He was known by the name Bryan, having dropped thc "Owen" several years ago. ·Sweetheart" bread was on the shelves of -'your favorite grocery store- Saturday morning, .despite Ihe fact that the plant of its baker Chuck Lennan. ah investment e«- limated at S40.000, was destroyed by f:re of undetermined origin on New Year's day. The loss of some 450 barrels ol flour, sugar and other commodities, as well as damage to the plant and machinery did not stop the production of bread by this concern, since the Pfaff bakin« company. 219 First street south! west, extended the use nf its p j sllt to Mr. Lennan in the emergency and the entire Lennan organfaa ' "on will remain intact. Mr. Lennan said that his organization would be in operation in its own plant again in a few weeks. In the meantime, the ovens oc the Pfaff company, of which (-.eorge Mendon is manager suffice for both companies. ' Machinery and ovens at tho _ --^ ""t* uv,*ii ai inc Lennan plant can be reclaimed and repairs made to put it in operation again, according to Mr. Len- 2n. The fire was one of {he most d i f f i c u l t the department has had for some time, according to Chiet Dan Shire. Chief Shire saw that the only way he could stop the fire was to fill the basement with water ?'o xnnlmcs , ° f hosc ' Pimping nearly 1.^00 gallons of water a minu'c continued to work on this fire until past noon. Thc alarm was turned in at 10:13 o'clock. The wooden floor of the building caved in as firemen were bat- · Img to keep the flames from sprcadiriR beyond the structure. The Tankar oil station at Eleventh street and North Federal avenue was directly north of the fire and :· home and small pet hospital of Dr. G, W. Cady was directly south ot it. * *· * Windows broke out from the heat of the fire and smoke belched high in (he sky. One case of office records was rescued from the building before Ihe floor caved in. Although sis · employes were on duly at thc time the fjre broke out, very little was saved. * * * The building is constructed of brick, but the floor was of wood and collapsed quickly allowing the ovens and much of thc equipment to fall into the basement below with the mass of burning flour. An hour after the department had been called the fire was hotter than ever. Gas lines into the building were shut off and the power was cut. When the basement was finally filled with water to the level of the floor joists, the fire was under control. Thc last of thc trucks was back m quarters at 4:41 o'clock, in the 1 afternoon. BRITISH FORGES HEARING AKYAB Allied Bombers Carry Out Raids on Nipponese NEW DELHI, «J.R)_The royal air force, striking in a series of heavy raids, has heavily bombed the village of Kalemyo, in Central Burma, the British Indian command announced Saturday. Advancing British f o r c e s in western Burma were believed to be within less than 25 miles of their main objective. Akyab. An earlier communique had reported clashes with Japanese patrols in the vicinity of Rathedaung, which is 25 miles northwest of Akyab. Bombers of the United States army 10th air force were participating in the raids against Japanese installations in Burma. American bombers on Wednesday bombed the Japanese airdrome at Shwebo. 250 miles northeast of Akyab and 50 miles west of Mandalay. The next day American planes bombed railways in northern Burma. British Blenheim bombers attacked the airdrome at Shwebo on Thursday. On Wednesday night they had attacked Akyab itself. Josephine Ford, Only Granddaughter of Motor Magnate, Weds DETROIT. (/P)--Hard upon- the ringing in of the new year, wed- "of Josphine r of auto in Christ a suburb, was planned tor Buhl Ford the 2nd, member of « socially prominent Detroit family. The families are no relations. Ford. She was educated in the east and made her debut at a country club bali last June. the 2nd, Benson and William. Josephine some day will inherit share of the mammoth fortune m. her grandfather. Her father is president of the Ford Motor company. Walter Buhl Ford thc 2nd, recent graduate of Yale university, is a member ot the naval reserve. NO TRAFFIC FATALITIES IOWA CITY. W)--No t r a f f i c fatalities were recorded in this city of more than 15,000 persons dur- Williams, 63, Lawyer, Dies in Rochester J. E. Williams, 63, Mason City attorney, died, at a hospital in Rochester, Minn., at 3:30 Saturday morning, following an illness. He had been at the hospital for some time, his wife and daughter being with him during his illness. Mr. Williams was bom in Palo Alto county March 7, 1879. He attended high school at Emmetsburg and was graduated from Northwestern university college of Jaw in 1905, locating in Ma«on City in 1911. * * * Throughout most of his career here, Mr. Williams practiced alone except during 1912-14 when the firm was Williams and Breese. He was county attorney for Palo Alto county from 1906 to Shortly before the Mason City Times was consolidated with the Mason City Globe-Gazette, Mr. Williams was the editor. His brother, the late W. G. Williams publisher of the Garner Leader,' was the business manager of the Times during this period. From. 1915 u n t i l 1925 Mr. Williams was prominent in Mason City as a defense lawyer, often figuring in sensational criminal cases outstanding of which was the Nick Grba murder case in the early '20s. Mrs Williams always was interested, m sports and was himself a star in the backficld of the Northwestern, football team while attending the university. Mr. William served in the Spanish American wav with Company K of the 52nd infantry, being captain ot this company for eight.years. ' .v" :- XTIci was? marSSi^-to :-Al i ce~- R .Fisk. 'Surviving :are his wife and two daughters. Their home is at 169 Crescent drive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. . The Meyer funeral home in charge. J. E. WILLIAMS --Attorney Dies DE GAULLE ASKS TO MEET GIRAUD cuss plans for warring on thc axis. DC Gaulle said in his statement that he made the Christmas day. .cstion on Saturday - a u r a y French spokesman here armed services. M^.... i,^» - ~ -- . . _ Internal coil fusion ne tor Internal col fusion in French Wal *'- ?° r '" ?·* Wcst.Africa'S sleazy ^SON CITY: Colder Saturday increasing. DC Gaulle's statcmeiu said, causing a situation which "is and will be embarrassing for thc akes First Life alumni: some aay will inherit a _ LONG BEACH, Cal., (Pj--The share of the mammoth fortune of c nristmas dinner which made 600 TPT ITraTirl Fot^irti- Tr---- r _ i t _ · PYnnlnvne ^.f tVm TT_. . -i · _ i · employes of thc Harvest Machin- company, a defense plant, violently ill, has claimed its first life. Mrs. Mary Christopher. 20. and the mother of a six-months- old baby, died in a hospital Friday. An autopsy was ordered, and health authorities still arc attempting to identily the poison in the food. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. WILLKIE CALLS FOR COUNCIL OF UNITED NATIONS Working Group to Form Military Strategy and Post-War Plans Urged NEW YORK, (U.R) -- Wendell Willkie -Saturday called for more action and fewer words in solving !lobal iims. war strategy and peace The 19-10 republican presidential candidate spoke at a victory -ally at the Metropolitan opera. He proposed a grand council o[ the united nations, "not a paper council" but an actual working council. "A common council in which all plan together, not a council of the few, who direct or merely aid others as they think wise. We must have a council of grand military strategy in which all nations that are bearing the brunt of the fighting, are represented. Perhaps we might even learn something from the Chinese who with so little have fought so well Nazis Give Version of Naval Fight BERLIN (From German Broad- cnsts) (IP} -- German warships and U-boats, combining in an attack on and beneath ihe Arctic ocean, damaged several allied cruisers, sank a destroyer and torpedoed lour merchantmen in a navjil but- tle, a nazi communique reported Saturday. The only ship listed as sunk v.-as tue destroyer and Die communique said the Germans also lost a destroyer in the action which, it said, developed Irom Ihe pursuit, of a convoy. The communique said the action occurred Dec. a I near Bear island which lies about midway between Spitzbergen and the northern tip of Norway. (The German communique coincided in time and approximate location with the British admiralty announcement Thursday that British warships had contacted German naval units in northern waters early that morning and that the action \vas continuing. (There was no confirmation of the German claims, however, which bore at least surface evidence of covering a nazi naval failure. It was noteworthy that (lie German statement claimed destruction ot none of the cargo ships ol the convoy--presumably bound (o or from Russia--and only claimed torpedo hits on four. (The admiralty said a German cruiser was damaged and forced long. "o'r^-M^S; wT^ccn^ ^T ^"T n vTM,.^ ..*!.. . . was labt seen m a sinking mnr r_ who have recently seemed to know something about thc art of war. "And most important of all. as united nations, we must formulate now the principles which will govern our actions as we move step by step to the freeing of the conquered countries."' * * W ^ AVarninir. .that without defi- ehinery to solve current and P o s t-war problems. , Willkic said "otherwise we will find ourselves moving from one expediency to another, sowing thc seeds of future discontents even amour the united nations." seen in a sinking tion. (The British have issued no subsequent report on the battle.) Other Convicts Greeted Touhy With Jeers on Return to Penitentiary " v v ·-········-·- - -J JOLIET, III.. ' «J.R)_R 0 ger (thc Terrible) Touhy was greeted by jeers from other convicts a"l Siatevillc penitentiary when lie was returned to finish his 83-year i term, it was disclosed Saturday. The prisoners had learned Hint Touhy had died his black h a i r -in-lit · - , blond and was wearinK red ua- W i l k i c s speech w;,s critical ol jamas when he was captured by icent snc'nrhp*; Viv V r-n Pi( .ci r t rt «i r_.i _ . ... «."{Jivji i_u u. discuss such question," said. "But when tliev recent speeches by Vice President Wallace advocating international co-operation attcr the war because, he indicated. Wailacc laid clown no plans for immediate action. "I have been quite deliberately prodding our official leaders to Willkic - -.- dive us mere prophecies and predictions that is an indulgence. For if history has taught us anything, it has taught us that people obtain in pence only what thev win while they fight." Willkie asserted t h a t t h e "dream ot Woodrow Wilson" had failed because the allied nations while they fought, had not developed a mechanism of working together t h a t would survive after the righting was over. Father Flanagan Is at Rochester Clinic for Spinal Treatment Proposes Conference to Map French Plans LONDON. (U.R)--General Charles r «"-"ei t. j. r i a n a g a n , tounuer or Do Gaulle. leader of the fightin" Boystown, Ncbr.. was under ob- French. said Saturday t h a t he had servation in the Mayo clinic Sat- SGstPri t n (*lon i-Tri....-: I T . 11 frln v frit- t T-OI!TYI %· r^f -..-. »»i»j --: ROCHESTER, lUimi., (U.R)-- E. J. Flanagan, rounder of '.i».ti. auui oaiuruay uiat he iiad *"=*rtuuji «i inc mayo clinic 5at- Jggested to Gen. Henri Hi-norc llr(la y for treatment of an old spine iiraud, French high commissioner injury. It was understood surgery r North Africa, that they meet might be necessary to relieve thc somewhere on French soil to dis- ailment. Father Flanagan, whose self-governed town has been thc home for thousands of homeless boys, said more than 400 have ;one from Boystown into the Weather Report FORECAST afternoon: much colder Saturday night and Sunday forenoon; Lowest temperature. 2: strong winds Saturday afternoon and _. Saturday night. Dinner Which Made 600 IOWA: Occasional i; g ht snow and lit T i i-.- » ^ colder Saturday night and Sunday forenoon. MINNESOTA: Continued c o l d northwest. Colder south and east portions Saturday night and Sunday forenoon. Light snow south portion. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Friday 32 Minimum Friday night ''" At S a. m- Saturday 22 YKAR AGO: Maximum Minimum Precipitation DENY CAPTURE OF VELIKIE LUKI BY RED ARMIES Russians Report Nazis in Harried Retreat on 1,000 Mile Front By ROGER I). GREENE Associated Press War Editor Adolf Hitler's command acknowledged Saturday that German Iroops had evacuated Elista capital of the Kalmyck region in the Caucasus, but denied soviet claims that the- triumphant red armies nad won th e key nazi stronghold of Velikie Luki 90 miles from the Latvian f r o n t i e r . The Germans said Elista was evacuated after the town had been completely destroyed. * * * A grim "blackout" on soviet «-ar uetvs first greeted German radio listeners Saturday morn- ins, and for several hours the, populace was deprived of even its usual diet of sugar-coated propaganda served up by Dr. Goebbcls' experts. V- -1- * The German news agency, DNB which customarily opens its daily broadcast with a flood of news, told the German people brusquely' "There is nothing to report! there is no news available for the time being." Subsequent broadcasts conceded the loss of Elista as the red armies swept deeper across the frozen tvatmyck steppes toward the Black sea. but insisted that Velikie Luki still held out. The Germans admitted on Thursday that Velikie Luki was virtually surrounded, with the, Kussians attacking "from all sides.'' .*. -* * Soviet dispatches said the' fall of the uazi-held citadel, 260 miles iiortluvest of Moscow, laid open.the heart of an important German transportation system and climaxed a lon^ and bitter siege. federal agents Tuesday. lie to Statcvillc Thursday the returned night. Walter L. Moody, assistant warden, said that when Touhy was led past a cell block enroutc to his own cell to begin three weeks nf solitary confinement he was spotted by the other convicts. -They jeered and booed, and thc hub-bub spread throughout tlie prison. "They dcrv't have much use for a iough guy in red silk pajamas' *"""-" *^»»v^*«s. and dyed hair," Moody said, ''and \ nil SPHPH Fi-mito normal convict doesn't like U " Oel7e " F1 GUIS 'The Gci'iruin garrison in ,,,,.. (own. which refused to lay down Jls arms, was wiped out," the luissian high command announced. The Russians declared that Hit- lers invasion armies were in harried retreat across a 1,000 mile'- front. abandoning vast quantities ot arms and supplies, while the led armies captured "several dozen" towns in a single phase of the titanic struggle. * anyone who breaks out. The reason, of course, is that this normally results,in a tightening of regulations and loss of privileges to convicts who aren't involved at all." WOULD ABANDON LIXF WASHINGTON, (IP)-- An interstate commerce commission examiner has recommended t h a t thc Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railway be permitted to abandon -1.60 miles of line between Stockton and Tipton. Iowa. MOSCOW. (U.P.)--The red army made new gains on seven separate fronts during the night after one, of its most glorious days of the From thc central front west of Moscow, where they captured tile fortress city of Velikie Luki, Killed every German in it except strasclinj; prisoners and the wounded, to thc Caucasus mountains 3.100 miles to (he south, thc Russians were*on ' - · t A C -_. = 'f."_$t A - - - Twenty-two axis divisions were trapped before Stalin- fi ', Russians announced. Arrows indicate Russia,, thrusts and black area is territory retaken bv the reds 1 a . U T US ' , S ° mC , Russian opinion was thai Germans . r Ce v d t0 · h ° 1 ' t ? n * heir ccntral Caucasus lir,cTand to a Kuban river defense system (broken line)

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