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SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, what ha* become their greatest offensive of Ihe war. * * * Friday they captured Elista capital of the Kalmyk republic 170 miles south of Stalingrad, the biggest German base on the south- Stalmgrad front, and 200 miles to the south in the Nachik area of the Caucasus along the Terek river, they took chikola and three other key towns. During the night the Russians on the central front continued their drive in the Velikie Luki sector, repelled some weak counterattacks and. the noon com- munique reported, started to assemble the enormous amount of war spoils of all sorts they captured with that city, anchor of the Germaa position in the Latvian frontier area and junction of two railroads whose loss endangered the entire German position on the front. South and southwest of Stalingrad they captured several towns, villages and district agricultural centers, Ihe n o o n communique reported. T h e y completely broke German resistance in some sectors. The enemy garrisons fled, leaving treat stores of war equipment and supplies. * * * Three hundred Germans wpr, Jcilled tured, 400 captured in one village and 135 cap- were killed and 100 another. The Rus' sians in one village took eight 1 field guns, 17 machine guns and 28 trucks in addition to other ; supplies,- the noon communique said. '' In the Caucasus the Russians i drove ahead, storming new towns , and villages in the Nakchik region. They were taking prisoners : and seizing spoils everywhere, and pursuing, enemy troops re^ lentlessly. In one sector Friday, the midnight communique re- I ported, the Russians crossed the i Terek river, killed 600 axis troops and destroyed four field guns and ': four trench mortars, while in Â· another sector their artillery sis lenced six heavy machine guns j whose crews resisted and destroyed 12 trucks. In Stalingrad city, where many , of the Germans were reported living in cellars, sewers and Â·I water mains, subsisting on three ' ounces of bread and a hunk of ] horse meat a day, Russian shock \ troops in an untiring night of \ attack, stormed several fortified i houses and destroyed 31 separate J pill boxes and gun emplacements I They found the bodies of 100 Geri man dead in the captured positions, the noon communique rc- ^ ported. URGES ALLIES PUSH JAP DRIVE ; Curtin Galls for Strengthened Forces MELBOURNE, Australia, IJP)-- Prime Minister John Curtin is making representations "to the proper quarters" to strengthen allied Pacific forces and drive the Japanese out of conquered areas, J. J. Dedman, minister of war organization and industrial research, declared Saturday. Curtin had warned only two days ago that Japan is consolidating her gains, and said again that the policy of dealing with Hitler and the European phase of the war first was being overdone. * * * Dedman asserted that Australia herself must make the maximum contribution to obtain the assistance she wants and said the cabinet would "take measures transcending in scope and severity any that have been taken hitherto." These would include thorough reorganization of industry and commerce, he added. *' * * Curtin declared in a statement on Thursday that the "United na- tions.in the Pacific area are being denied resources for their total war effort which is invaluable to Â·them, and resources are being reserved by Japan for building up her capacity not only lo wage war, but to resist an offensive." He said there was "no doubt (hat Japan is consolidating the gains she has made. Delaying an offensive against her makes it certain that the offensive when undertaken will experience greater resistance." NEED OF NEW OIL RESERVES CITED House Subgroup Points Out Heavy War Demands WASHINGTON U.R)_LaL- ge new oil reserves must be discovered and developed to assure military victory and avert crippling restrictions on the civilian economy, a special house sub-committee investigating the nation's wartime petroleum supply said Friday night. Chairman Clarence F. Lea, D.. Cal.. of a house interstate and foreign commerce subcommittee suid present war plans may require the consumption of 1,000,OO 1 ) barrels a day more than are now being consumed for all purposes in the United tSates. fft K if. He said maintenance of a balanced production and supply requires new discoveries equal to current consumption. The voluminous report called for more wildcat oil wells, new and better oil-finding techniques, improvement oE present ones, adjustment oÂ£ the present cost-price factor which "retards production and tends to discourage discovery and maximum production efforts greater supply of materials to increase oil production and greater development of public responsibility for conservation of both aa:o- line and fuel oil. Bluntly warning that the nation is -quite unconscious" of the possible shortage of petroleum products it may face within the next year, the report said: "In view of the increasing war consumption of petroleum and the fact that war plans must provide for two or three years in adi-ance, it is imperative that additional reserves be discovered to assure that production will meet war demands." * * * The report said the war effort is ''only well started in its demand upon our oil supplies"' that "though encouraged to hope for an earlier termination of the war, it would be unsafe to make plans which do not contemplate its continuance for two years to come," and that plans for such an extended war may require the u*e of 1,000.000 barrels of oil a day more than is now consumed. Claim Tunis, Bizerte Ports Nearly Ruined Â·LONDON, (UP.)--Dispatches from Tunisia said Saturday .-that (allied bombers had practically destroyed the major axis-held ports of Bi- zerte and Tunis, and the desperate Germans had been forced to divert most of their shipping to the so'uth- em ports of Sousse, Sfax and Gnbes, which arc under constant attack. * * * Allied bombers rounded out a week of around-the-clock blast- ins of Sousse, Sfax and Gabes, and it appeared that (he axis would soon be deprived of the use of every port in Tunisia. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE They Coll 'Em Creepers ,Â«. rh n se , r ubber-soled slices, used by allied night patrols, are called creepers by the daring lads who wear them Donning the noiseless footgear the patrols creep out at Â«rm , t ?-- scout th . e . enem ' cut his communications, de- shoj- his gun positions and wreak whatever other havoc rr! rhf^VT fj n ' st f a i n t f l u s h of clilw11 *Hs them to cue halety ot their o\vn camp. BULWARK WALL AT PORTSMOUTH Army Engineers Rush Defenses Against Flood PORTSMOUTH, O h i o ff) _ The Ohio river hurled its full flood fury at this industrial city of 40,400 inhabitants Saturday after driving 30,000 persons from then- homes upstream and causing damage that may reach 53,500,000 The residents crossed their fingers and hoped against fresh Hoods as a company of army en- 20,000 sand- 62-foot Hood ineers helped fill bags to bulwark a wall. Scores of families were removed from unprotected outlying communities. The river, running out of its banks for TfO miles from EaÂ«t Liverpool, Ohio, to below Evansville, ind.. was expected !o crest here late Saturday night or Sunday at 61 feet, 11 above flood stage. It was at CO Saturday. Three engineers were killed and four trainmen injured near New Philadelphia, .Ohio in a collision of two freight trains which had been re-routed because of the flood. U p s t r e a m , dropped below .. Pennsylvania, and was receding and Furthermore, allied submarines surface units and bombers were taking a heavy toll of axis shipping before it got lo port. The British admiralty announced Friday that British submarines had sunk two more large supply ships off the gulf or Tunis and probably had sunk a desLroj-er off Bizerte Allied North African headquarters announced that American medium and heavy bombers had made a series oÂ£ devastating attacks Thursday on docks, roads and railroads at Sfax, Sousse and Gabcs". Allied bombers of (he middle eastern command, based east of Tripoli, raided Sfax both Wednesday and Thursday nights, hitting power-stations, warehouses and buddings. Brig. Gen. Jacques Lc Clerc's Free French forces from the Lake Uiad region were driving steadily northward. Le Clerc reported that his men had put to flight another enemy motorized column around Fezzan. some 500 miles trom Tunisia. French losses were "negligible' but the enemy suffered casualties. In Tunisia, heavy rain confined land action to patrols. The middle eastern command said there was Â·""Jung Jo report from our troop= 1?.L?Â£ E L C . hci ?.i r L: which is the water had flood level in between East Liverpool Point Pleasant. \v. Va. At Cincinnati, Ohio, the wate- was three feet past the 52-foot flood level and a peak ot 62 was due Sunday. At Louisville, Ky., it was 2 feet below the 28 foot flood level, with a lop of 38 sighted Monday or Tuesday The army sent" troops and trucks to assist evacuation Evansville, Kockport and To Occupy Pulpit at Baptist Church The Rev. E. E. Tulei of Brookings, S. Dak,, will occupy the pulpit of the First Baptist church Sunday morning at 10:45 o'clock. at Ml. was pre- Vernon, Ind. A crest of 45 feet 8 above flood mark, ' dieted for Evansville * 6 Are Dead From High River Waters PORTLAND, Ore., Xi--An un- seasorial flood surged toward the major cities of the Willamette river Saturday, leaving six dead and uncounted millions of dollars in damage. * * * Past the Eugene area, \vherc damage was estimated at S3,- 000,000, the flood crest .wept toward Corvallis, Albany. Salem, Oreson City and Portland. Water covered all major highways and swirled over farmlands. The cities themselves, on higher ground, have not been touched by floods in years, but the XVillamette lapped perilously close to city streets at Corvalli's. Albany and Salem early Saturday. * * * Hundreds were evacuated from lowlands. At West Springfield alone at ihe Eugene area nearly 900 persons were removed. Many others were taken from small communities and isolated farms. Red Cross officials directing the relief work feared an outbreak of disease. Flooded communities were without drinking water, heat and light. In some cases, food was scarce. On the coast a high tide combined with Hooding rivers to back the water into several communities. Numerous towns were isolated,' Big lumber mills were inundated. Even higher tides are predicted for Monday. The flood is almost unprecedented. High water usually does not occur u n t i l spring, when the mountain snows melt. LEND-LEASE DEBATE LIKELY Taft and Nye Indicate Plans to Push Inquiry WASHINGTON, W--An ex petted administration request lo renewal of lend-lease authority which expires next June 30 ma provoke controversy in the nev congress over both-expenditure and disbursements made in the huge program to aid American al lies. * * * Criticism of some aspects of the gigantic undertaking has came from bi-partisan sources and Senator Taft (R., Ohio) and Nye R., N. Dak.), said they believed congress ought to investigate all complaints thoroughly before it acts to renew the broad powers now vested in the president. V %Â· % . Some legislators have 'charged that purchasing programs by which American products are obtained for distribution abroad have placed unnecessary strain on price controls and Senator Ellender (D.. La.), called recently for a "full disclosure" by the treasury of its arrangements with the British covering proceeds from the sale in Great Britain of civilian lend-lease goods. Ellender said congress ought to be told just how the British fooc ministry, for instance, arrangec for sale of the iend-lease goods through ordinary trade channels id where the funds from such les went. In his last report to congress President Roosevelt said value o: goods transferred and services, rendered up to Nov. 30 57,496.000,000 since the program went into effect in March, 1941 However, spending was accelerated during the final quarter covered by the point to 52,367,000,000 or at the rate of about $10,000000,000 annually. Since passing the act, congress has made a total of 559,526,650,000 available for lend-lease activities and although authority to enter new agreements and contracts would expire June 30 without renewal, expenditures under arrangements which existed then could continue up to June 30, 1946. While close scrutiny of the pro- iram's operation was forecast, most legislators said it was likely hat the authority would be con- inued. "I don't think you could stop it low," said Senator Davis (R., Pa.), ixpressing a view that appeared' o be shared by most of his col- eagues. 7 lash Fire and 3 ixplosions Damage Clinton Oil Station CLINTON ff--A flasl; fire fol- owed by three explosions Friday esulled in heavy damage to the uilding and equipment of the lachael Oil company's No. 1 serv- ce station and seriously damaged i automobile which was being i-viced. Several other vehicle Â·ere remover! before, the flame cached 'them. The destroyed car was owne y M. J. Dardis, Clinton hi_ chool head coach o' athletics ho was seated in it as it wa. eing serviced on a hoist antl wa orced to leap to safety through nveloping flames. Dardis who left later for lowi- ity where Clinton met Iowa Citj igii school team Friday night scaped injury but was forcei urriediy to revise plans for trans At Mason City Churches THE GOLDEN TEXT: "And the Word became flesh and dwelt 0m0 "Â±fJ QnPd 2* ^ eh /'f) H j s 9'Â°^ 9 lor V PS of the only Begotten Â« f * th , er V ful .' of grace and truth."--John 1 :H. ortation. The car chneider, assistant eing serviced, was fety. oÂ£ Joseph coach, alsi removed ti Ready for Big Attack on Wake Island Â« n , - 180 miles from Tripoli. There were indications, however, (hat Field Marshal Er.vin Rommel intended to^ rally the remnants of his Af- riKa korps and fight it out or at least throw part of his forces into a delaying battle--be fo r e he reaches Tripoli JOHN --Says Japs Consolidating N SCHOOLS CLOSED SLOAW, (IP) -- Closed several days before the start of Christmas vacation because of measles epidemic, public schools here will not re-Open until Jan. 1], because of continued prevalence ot the disease, il was announced. Buy War Savings Bonds ami Stamps from your Globc-GazeKc carrier boy. 10 Best Dressed Men Are Picked by Junior League for Last Time BEVERLY HILLS, Cal., (.-P)_ This will be its last selection until the war is over, the Beverly Hills Junior league warns, as it lists the 10 best-dressed Hollywood men for 1942. And note the military touch: Gary Grant. Fred Astaire. Walter Pidgeon. all actors- Buddy De Sylva. producer- Tommy Dorse.v. band lender: Bob Hope, actor: Jimmy McHugh composer: Maj. Tom Lewis U s' army; Adolphe Menjou, ' actor who usually rates high on national sartorial polls; and Lieut Edmund Grainger, U. S. army Members of Col. William A. Matheny's Â· Mac Wests" Dec. 24 at a * # sic * ALLIANCE Christian and missionary Tabernacle--Sunday school, 9:45 a m worship, 10:45 a. m. Topic "Ge Down--Get Down." Young peoples service, 6:45 p. m. Night service 7:45 p. m. Topic, "Not You, Bu Yours." * BAPTIST First--Where Pennsylvania avenue crosses State. 9:30 a. m. Church school 10:45 a. m., Divine worship and Holy communion Speaker, the Rev. E. E Tulga Brookmgs, S. Dak. Solo: Gordon Breding; 7 p. m., Baptist youth fellowship; Wednesday, 7:45 p. m monthly business meeting * CATHOLIC St. Joseph -- Sunday masses as follows: 7 a. m., 9 a. m., and 10-30 a m. The Rt, Rev. p. S. O'Connor, the Rev. Carl Kurt and the Rev G. E. Steiert, assisting. Holy Family -- Second street northwest. Sunday services, 7 a m., 8 a. m., 9 a. m.. 10 a. m., and II a. m. The Rev. R. p. Murphy, the Rev.-Joseph Kleiner arid the Rev. Wilmer Kieffer, officiating * CHRISTIAN First--Adams avenue at Fourth street northwest. 9:30 Bible school; 10:45, morning worship, sermon, 'Whose World 3s This, Anyway?" 6:30, Christian Youth Fellowship Wednesday, 6:30, potluck supper and monthly official board meeting. George O. Marsh, pastor. * CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First--Washington avenue and Third street northwest. Sunday service, 11 a. m.. subject, "God." Sunday school, 9:45 o'clock, for pupils under 20 years of age. Wednesday evening testimony meeting at 8 o'clock. Reading room, east wing of church, week days, 11 a m. to 5 p. m. * CONGREGATIONAL First--Delaware avenue at First itreet northeast; Doctor Roy C. rlelfenstein, pastor. Sunday school. 'Delta Alpha" and "Two by Two" meet at 9:30 a. m. Public worship at 10:45 a. m.; pastor's subject-'To Be Remembered." Pilgrim fel- oivship meets at 6:30 in Youth Chapel. * EPISCOPAL St. John's--First street northeast t Pennsylvania avenue. The Rev. C. Burnett Whitehead, rector. Holy ommunion 8 a. m. Church school '.15 a. m. Choral Eucharist 11 a. n. Sermon: "A New Year's Declar- tion." The choir will sing por- ions of Gounod's "Messe Solen- .elle" which was sung in its en- irety Christmas eve. "Festival of .ights" 7 p. m. to which all are nyited. Annual parish meeting Epiphany day, Jan. 6. * EVANGELICAL Grace-- Fourteenth street and Wains avenue northwest. G. H. amford, pastor. Sunday school at 0 a. m. Worship at II a. m., with nstallation of officers and teachers of the Sunday school. Sermon: "The Challenge oÂ£ Christian Education." E. L. C. E. at 7 p. m. The Lorelei _._ , , By Charles A. Wells Â·HE old legend of the singing siren, luring seamen and ships to their doom, has become a timeless picture ine song of greed sounds sweet and inviting to the distant ear, but its voice comes from a wreck-strewn shoal where the most promising achievements have been left to the destructive grind of time and tide. Right now there are Q dozen nations paying a bitter price for the pursuit of selfish rnatenahsm and all the high phrases of statesmanship do not disguise whaf is going on under the battering billows of todays wide conflict. This is also true of countless individuals who now are using the war for personal gain But when this disordered day is past, we will find that we have paid dearly for our course. There are many men hugging their quickly fattened bank-rolls in anticipation of days that will never come. Selfish materialism is rapidly bringing society to revolutionary changes that will wreck many things afloat today. When men or nations shut their ears to the song ,of duty and justice and follow the sonq of greed, inevitable shipwreck lies ahead. orever." Music by junior choir --Almon J. Brakke, pastor. *. METHODIST First--Washington avenue at iecond street northwest. Marvin B. Kober, minister, 9:30 church chool, 9:30 Youth Fellowship. 0:45 Worship services. Sermon: If Prayer Is Power. . . ." Doctor Jober. Anthem: "I Will Lift Up .line Eyes," Rogers. nffprtn;TM oloist, Richard Moore. LUTHERAN Bethlehem--Between Fourth and Fifth streets on Delaware avenue northeast. 9 a. m. Sunday school; 10 a. m. divine service. The pastor's sermon topic: "The Office of an Elder." The newly elected officers will be inducted at this service. Senior choir anthem: "As With Gladness Men of Old." C, A. Hinz, pastor. Calvary--1615 Delaware avenue northeast. Sunday school. 8:45 a. m.; morning worship 9:30 a. m. "Yesterday. Today and Forever." Alvin N. Rogness, pastor. Central--329 East State street. 9:43 a. m. church school. 11 a. m. Holy communion. "Communion Meditation.' 1 by the pastor. Vocal solo, "'An Evening Prayer," Gabriel. Charles Bibb. 6:30 p. m. Luther league candlelight installation service. Marvin O. Lcc, pastor. Immanuel--Corner Fifth and Jersey southeast. Sunday school at 9:30. Worship at 10:30. Sernon. "The Significance of Jesus' Baptism." Luther League devotionals, 4:30 at parsonage. Annual meeting of the church Friday at 7:45. B. T. Erholm, pastor. Our Saviour's -- 9:45 a. m. Church school. 11:00 a. m. Di- ine worship. Sermon theme: 'Thine is the Kingdom Forever." 'Sweet Hour of Prayer" by Senor Choir. 8:30 p. m. Junior League. Election of officers. Almon J. Brakke, pastor. * St. James--502 Sixth Street outheast. First service at 9 a. m. Sunday school at 30 a. m. Sec- md service at 11 a. m. Theme: Of What Does Our Gospel Re- nind Us?" Choir sings, "Jesus :alls Us," McFarlane. Junior -cague. 7 p. m. Yearly meeting f congregation Monday. 8 p. m. :iioir meets Thursday at 8 p. m. Confirmation instruction Thursay and Saturday--Oswald E. G. Tail, pastor. * Trinity--508 South Pennsyl- Â·ania. Sunday school, 9:30 a. m lorning Worship at the Palace 'healer. 10:45 a. m. Sermon With Wings, as Eagles". Luther .eague. 7 p. m.--Alvin N. Rog- icss. pastor. Ucsl Haven--2:20 p. m. Sunday chool. 3 p. m. Worship service . Alton Paulson home. Sermon hemc: "Thine is the Kingdom Offertoire Commun- on services at 9, 12:15, 3 4:30 :30, and 7:30 o'clock. 5:30 Youth Fellowship. Wesley -- * Pennsylvania and Fourteenth street southeast. Paul Arnold Peterson, minister. 9:30 a. m., Church school. 10:45, Morning worship. Solo. "Ave Maria " Shubert, Mrs. Paul A. Peterson Sermon, "A Second Chance" Doctor Peterson. 6:30 p. m., Junior Youth Fellowship. 7:00 p. in.. Senior Youth fellowship and evening worship. Solo, Mrs. C. E. Fredrickson. Sermon. "A Third Chance," Dr. Peterson. * NAZARENE Church of the Is'azarene--Morn- ing service at 10:30 o'clock. Pastor's subject, "Christian Exploits." Evening evangelistic service at 7:30 p. m. Subject, '-The Way of the Fool."--The Rev. Merle Dim- beth, minister. * OPE.V BIBLE STANDARD First--Sunday school, 10 a, m. Worship. 11 a. m. Young Peoples service 7 p. m. Evangelistic scrv- ive 8 p. m. Wednesday and Thursday nights 8 p. m. Special service* in charge of the Rev. R. F. De- Wcese, field representative.--Russell E. Pope, pastor. * PRESBYTERIAN' First--Church school, 9:45 a. m . Worship, II a. m. Sermon subject "Second Hand Religion" Music by quartet: "The Radiant Morn Hath Passed Away" by H H. Woodward and "Did You Think- to Pray?" by Charles Scott. * East Side--Holy Communion :30 p. m. Baptism of infants and reception of members. Session meets at 7 p. m. Music by young people's choir. *INTERDENOMINATIONAL Radio Chapel. Carl J. Senimart, pastor. Sunday 9 a. m. Bible Broadcast. K G L O . 10 Bible school. Anniversary services at 11 and 8. Pastor Sentman speaks at I I on "Inventory of 1942." and at 8 on "Prospects for 1943." No afternoon services in winter months. Special music has been planned with Lois Liidsman at the orgatron and Lucille Bergman at the piano. 7 p. m . Sunday, Young People's meeting with Mrs. Jorgenson's group in charge. Daily Bible broadcast, 7:15 a. m. KGLO weekdays. Tuesday, 8. Young People's Fellowship. Thursday, 8 Prayer meeting. 33 Tires Are Found in Cache on Farm Near Hastings, Minn. HASTINGS, Minn., U,R--Dakota county authorities Saturday held Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gitzen, operators of an Invci- Grove township tavern, and Charles Gibbs a nearby farmer, after finding a cache of 33 tires and 42 tubes and accessories on other automobile Gibbs' farm. Deputy sheriffs found the hoard after arresting Mrs. Gitzen on a charge of possession of whisky for sale. Included in the cache were 100 fan belts, 100 tire patching sets and 40 battery cabies. ' to .. a J\adio CruiaJe THE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH catls upon t!ir niriorc to return ro GoJ. Sundays, 4 to 4:30, K. M. A. 960 kilocycles S O N G Â· M E D I T A T I O N I N S P I R A T I O N TRINITY Lutheran Church Morning Service Every Sunday at 10:45 at the Palace Theater The Rev. Alvin N, Rogness Minister ANNIVERSARY SERVICES AT RADIO CHAPEL Pastor and Mr*. Seotman invite you to observe their third annirersary ot Radio Chopel. ,? : S2 KG Â«-O--"BehoW, I moke all things new" ] 1 : S2 iB *enÂ»ory of 1942"--Pastor Sentmon 8:00 "Prospects for 1943"--Pastor Sentman Special music planned with Lois Ludemon at the organ, and Lucille Bergman at the piano. NO AFTERNOON SERVICE DURING WINTER MONTHS PRAYER MEETINGS WILL BE HELD Thursdoy evenings at 8:00.