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^ SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1943 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE greatly simplify the eighth army's supply problem. : A good part of Rommel's force was believed to be already in contact with the axis lorces oÂ£ Gen. von Arnim behind the Mareth line 65 miles -inside Tunisia. * * * . There ill Tunisia the axis -army of von Arnim was seeking to hold open a channel for Rommel's forces and relay the allied onslaught to rid all Africa of German and Italian troops. Fighting in central Tunisia was reported increasing in bitterness and scale as von Arnim's Â· forces slashed out to obtain control of mountain ranges dominating the coastal escape route. * * * The Morocco radio reported that ail important axis defense precautions at Tripoli bad fallen before the eighth army. RAF pilots, returning from Tripoli, reported Friday that great columns of smoke were rising above the. once important port and it was evident the enemy had set fire to any installa- . lions which could be of value to the British. Military circles here estimated that Rommel was moving into Tunisia with approximately halt ; oÂ£ the 126,000 men under his command when he started the long retreat across Egypt and Libya at El Alamein in October. * * * From Tunisia Geu. Henri Â·-- Honore Glraud reported that French troops supported by '. American and British reinforcements bad halted German thrusts in the mountain country -, ; southwest of Font du Fahs and ', that Frencb and British troops ' had advanced several miles in ' the valley of Oued Kebir. * * * This fighting in central Tunisia-is mainly for control of mountain ridges dominating the route Â· which. Rommel's forces must follow along the Tunisian coast. Northwest of Kairouan. a town . only 28 miles from this coastal road,. the French communique reported a strong enemy attack had .been "stopped and partly repulsed." American troops took part in this action. "The enemy attack on our positions dominating the approaches to Kairouan 20 miles west of the town has completely failed," the communique said. * * * It was generally agreed that Rommel was counting to some Â· extent on tbe Mareth line. 1 originally built by the French Â· with its suns faciiif toward Tri. poll. The line frnns Â£0 miles inland from Zarzis on the Tuni. slan coast southwest through Â· Medenine to Foum Tatahouine at the edge of the Matroatas Â· . mountains. It consists of 'three .' lines in depth with concrete emplacements and pillboxes. - , ' ' * * * After the French armistice in .'.'Â· June, 19*0, the .line.- -was ordered *r demilitarized and ' the ; Itali ans' rev versed some of the guns. It is assumed they now have been turned '. back to face the approaching eighth army. Observers here % pointed out that ^ a stand along the Mareth line, 200 miles from Tunis, had disadvantages in that Ronimel would face the possibility of being cut off from von Arnim by an allied thrust in the direction of Sfax. It also would be difficult for axis planes to provide adequate cover Cor the line from north Tunisian or fields. Sicilian air- HUNT SEAPLANE WITH 19 ABOARD Craft Disappears in .:: Fog Near San Francisco New'Phase of War Starts; -fa MaSOH City Churches Allies to Regroup Forces ^ and Assign New Commands ,,,,*Â»,,. We CarVt Defend _ What We Do Not Have With- Tripoli fallen and the expulsion ot the axis from jibya only a question of days the time is at hand 'for new roupings of the allied forces and assignment of commands. Of course his has long been foreseen in Washington and London and it is a ound assumption that plans for the next phase already have taken' .efijiite form. l f A major phase of the war is ending; one of the most brilliant afnpaigns in history is drawing to a close. Three short months ago learly the whole 3,000-mile ex- eht of Africa's northern coast, rom Morocco almost to the Nile . e 11 a was in nemy or po- entially hostile lands. Now the axis segment is compressed to ome 300 miles, v i t h e v e r y prospect that in few days it "RICK" TALKS TO WORKERS -- Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, American flying ace back in the United States after his rescue' from the Pacific, talks to workers at a Detroit aircraft factory during a one-day tour of w.ar plants in the area. Notice the intent expressions on the faces of the war workers, gathered on and around a i'use.^ lage jig. SAN FRANCISCO, earch POST-WAR JOB PLAN OFFERED Rickenbacker Demands Security for Soldiers DETROIT, (/P)--A picture of American soldiers fighting in the "hell holes of the Pacific" was left with.Detroit war industry by Capt. E d d i e Rickenbacker Saturday along with a demand for a jobs provision plan for them when they come home. t The hero of two World wars, who was cheered in many a factory as he made a -tour of war- plants Friday, called both for all- out production effort to help "our boys" now and a willingness to help again upon their return from battlefields. "Bear in mind that when this war is over," Capt. Rickenbacker said in an address before the De- troit'section of the Society of Au-^ tomatic Engineers, "there willrbe more rugged individualists come back,to America from the four corners of the world than we ever had at any one time in our history. They will not accept regimentation of their l i v e s , or planned economy. They will want the same opportunities--and will demand them and will get them-that we have had, for they arc entitled to them." Rickenbachcr proposed a three- point program affecting soldiers returning from the battle fronts. "It is now time," he said, "That our congress should provide legislation to: "First--Upon his release or. discharge any member of our armed forces can be employed by any employer without having to join any organized labor union. "Second---Upon his employment, he shall have equal voting rights with any other employe in any employe and management plan of the employer. "Third--His seniority in relation to other employes of draft age should date as of the day he enlisted or was inducted into his country's service." was made by sea and air Saturday for sign of a naval transport plane with 19 persons aboard which vanished in fog and storm near :San Francisco on a flight from ; Pearl Harbor. Identity of the men on the plane has not been disclosed. The navy said merely that the four-cnginccl seaplane, operating tor the naval transport service, carried a crew of nine and ten naval officer passengers. . ____ The plane already \vas more destroyed the Duluth Athletic club than 24 hours overdue when the building early Saturday and for a NOVELIST KILLED--JIaj. Erie Knight , (above), well known newspaperman and,author., was reported' killed alone iviuk 34 others in the crash of an American transport plane on the coast of Dutch Guiana in South America. British Naval Units Bombard Tripoli Coast Near!umsian Border LONDON, (.T) --British li g h naval units Saturday bombarde Zuara in Tripolitania, 60 mile west of Tripoli, the admiralty an nounced. Good results were sai to have been achieved and larg fires and explosions observed. The attaching warships suf fered neither damage nor casua ties, the admiralty said. Zuara is a small port about 4 miles from the Tunisian frontie with the harbor two miles Iron the city proper. The port can accommodat By GLENN BABB War News Interpreter 'Wouldst thou be made whole?"--John 5:6. :;: if v i 1 1 h a v e shrunk to only few s c o r e . T h o s e v a s t , c o n t i n e n - BABB tal - s c a l e operations, conceived with such bold imagination and carried out, for the most part, with such skill and dash, give way. to a relatively small siege operation. The junction of the (drees of Alexander on the east and Eisenhower in the west is imminent. }Ybo then is to command this group of armies--the British eighth and first and the American fifth--which thus became available for combined operations for the conquest of Tunisia and the far vaster campaign against Hitler's Europe to which Tunisia is only the prelude? * Â·Â¥ * Hitler lias a similar choice to make between- Rommel and von Arnim. Of far greater significance is the question of the identity of the allied commander in chief. L o n d o n dispatches published Friday rfnd Saturday morning support the ronviction that this and other decisions of the United nations' grand strategy for 1943 already are in the making. They spoke ,of "present negotiations"' which can be expected to produce "bold planning and precise coordination." They certainly imply that somewhere, somehow united nations laadership is hammering the master plan into shape. The necessities of war veil such details as the exact manner of the consultations . or the personages involved but enough is disclosed to give assurance that leaders 'of the.allied power are looking far beyond 'the immediate tactical problems of tomorrow or next week. There is temptation sometimes in the clamor over such snarls as that over French empire politics or in spells of impatience when the war_ seems to be going slowly, to forget that not all action is on the surface. ' * * * Within a feu- days the choice for the combined African command probably will become known and the leader then designated may prove to be the man who will lead th'e American-British invasion of Enrope. It probably is proving, or has proved, a difficult choice. Nearly half n dozen able generals are on the scene, the Britons, Alexander, Montgomery anc! Anderson, the Americans' Eisenhower and Clark. ERROL FLYNN TO TELL STORY Will Categorically Deny Attack Charges LOS ANGELES, OP)-- Defense counsel indicated Saturday that film actor Errol Flynn would make a streamlined recital of his associations with two 'teen-age girls in categorically denying their charges that he committed statutory rape upon them. Trial of the 33 year old Irish- born actor, which started two weeks ago, was in weekend recess Saturday after both complaining witnesses, Peggy La Rue Satterlee, 16, Hollywood night club entertainer, and Betty Hansen, 17. formerly of Lincoln, Nebr., described from the witness stand how Flynn allegedly seduced them. Jerry Geisler, chief defense attorney, said he plans to cal! about 10 witnesses but that Flynn, recently divorced from actress Lili Damita, mother of the actor's year old child, would not be the first to testify. Highlight of testimony offered before the state rested its case was a lurid description by Owen Cathcart-Jones, former Canadian flyer, of how he and Miss Satterlee once last summer played hide-and-seek among coffins in a local mortuary. During their visit there, the purpose of which was not explained. Cathcart-Jones said Miss Satterlee opened one coffin containing the body of an elderly woman, and pulled down a sheet on the body of a Filipino, that had been mutilated in the abdomen. Earlier, Cathcart-Jones, who is 42 and holds a technical job at an aircraft factory, admitted he had kissed Miss Satterlee on several occasions; that he had bought her clothing and took trips with her to nearby resorts and that she and her sister. Mickey June, once occupied his apartment while he was away on business. ALLIANCE Â« Christian and Missionary Tabernacle--Sunday school, 9:45 a. m. Worship, 10:45 a. m. "Four Things Our Church Lacks." Young Peoples, 6:45 p. m. Evangelistic service, 7:45 p. m. Thursday, 7:45 p. m., prayer service and Bible study, "Christ and the Home." * BAPTIST Â· F i r s t--W h e r e Pennsylvan! a crosses State. 9:30 a. m., church school, 10:45 a. m., divine worship. Speaker:- Dr. A. W. Caul, Iowa Falls. Music, men's quartet, 7 p. m. Baptist Youth Fellowship Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting at church. * CATHOLIC SI. Joseph--Sunday masses as follows: 7 a. at., 9 a. m., and 10:30 a. m. The Rt. Rev. f, S. O'Connor, the Rev. Carl Kurt and the Rev. G. E. Steiert, assisting. Holy Family -- Second street northwest. Sunday services, 7 m., 8 a. m.. 9 a. m., 10 a. m. and 11 a. m. The Rev. R. P. Murphy, the Rev. Joseph Kleiner and the Rev. Wilmer Kieffer, officiating. * CHRISTIAN First--Adams avenue at Fourth northwest. 9:30 Bible 10:30 Morning, worship. Fireman Gets Call to Blaze in Own Auto DENVER, fIP) -- Fireman Carl Lund climbed into the driver's seat and headed for an automobile fire at a moderate clip. After the triick got within seeing distance, the boys were holding their helmets. Smoke \vas pouring from under the hood of the coastal vessels up to 750 tons and I Lund familv car, beside which has two moles. ' Duluth Athletic Club Destroyed by Flames: Loss Put at $150,000 DULUTH. Minn.. --A f i r e navy announced Friday that it was missing. "There has been no radio contact with the plane since early Thursday morning when it circled in the vicinity of San Francisco.' 1 said a statement issued by the navy in Washington. "Fog and bad weather prevented a landing in the area at that time.' simultaneously. Vice Almost Admiral John \V. Grcenslarle. commander of the western sea frontier, announced that a wide- flung search by surface craft and aircraft was being made over all possible areas where the seaplane could have landed. The hunt called into service all surface craft available and all aircraft under the western sea frontier: Another navy plane also was overdue on a flight from Winslow. Â·Ariz., to San Pedro. Cal. The navy said the twin-engined rargo transport land-type plane left Winslow at 5:40 p. m. (Pacific war lime) and had not reached its destination late Friday night. The plane carried three officers and three enlisted men, together with cargo and mail. time threatened the entire block in the downtown business district. The fire apparently started about midnight in a cloakroom or boiler room of a bowling center in the three-story brick building located at Fourth avenue and First street, in the heart of the downtown section. It spread quickly throughout the rest of the building, which is a half block long. The root collapsed at 5 a. in., and shortly after that firemen said they had the flames under control. At least three firemen were overcome by smoke but revived at the scene. Authorities estimated damage at 3150,000. The Chiness utilize wood-carving lavishly in their home architcc- Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Switchman Who Died at Marshalltown Had Worked in Mason City .lames F. McCtic. A8. Marshalltown, switchman on the M. and St. L. railroad, died early Saturday morning from injuries sustained when he fell from a freight car under the wheels of a train. Both legs were severed and loss of blood and shock resulted in his death enroutc to the hospital. Mr. McCue had worked in Mason City in the local J!. and St. L yards at various times. He made his home ;it Marshalltown, however. [stood excited Mrs. Lund. A LESSON FROM INDIANS--By carrying their youngsters on their backs as American Indians carried their papooses, these three mothers of the Washington suburb of Arlington, Va., have solved the problem of taking the baby shopping despite shortages of "tires, gasoline and baby carriages. Off to market, left to right, go Mrs. Wilbur Cohen, carrying son Chris, G months; Mrs. Jacob Kan-0. carrying son David, 10 months, anc! Mrs. Philip A mow, carrying (laughter Amy, !) months. May Be Near Victory on Guadalcanal WASHINGTON, OP)~A veteran marine officer's report that Japanese troops on Guadalcanal have been whittled down from 15,000 to fewer than 4,000 and the navy's announcement t h a t American troops are "mopping up" pockets of enemy resistance emphasized Saturday the possibility that the campaign there may soon be victoriously concluded. * * * Lieut. Col. Lewis B. Fuller, wounded seven times last Nov. 8 during an assault that drove the foe from the eastern end of the strategic island, believes the Nipponese could be wiped out in 10 days with a full-scale offensive. * * * He expressed that opinion at a press conference Friday but explained that he didn't know what were the plans of the commanding general there. He estimated the Japanese have lost 11,000 men of their original 15,000 men in land fighting since the battle of the Solomons began six months ago. And of the remaining force, he said, probably 1,000 to 2,000 are stragglers. Before Puller gave his account, the navy reported that American troops were advancing against Japanese positions in some sectors and unils of the enemy forces were being eliminated. * * * Although P n 11 e r said the Guadalcanal marines had no trouble unloading supply ships, Chairman Vinson (D.-Ga.,) of the house naval affairs committee said Friday night that he intended to investigate a published report that the marines had to unload their own supplies because a merchant ship crew- refused to work on Sunday, claiming it would violate union rules. * # Â¥ The Akron, Ohio, Beacon Journal in a copyrighted story said that six veterans of Guadalcanal, visiting in Akron, reported the ship crew worked two hours on a Saturday a'nd then quit until Monday. Puller reported that all ships, even those manned by merchant seamen, were unloaded by the soldiers, snilors or marines, "as a matter ot routine." In New York. Joseph Curran, president of the CIO national maritime union, declared there was no union rule preventing seamen from unloading ships on Sunday and that ships' articles provide for Sunday \\-orfc when the ship master decrees it. Vinson said he intended to discuss the Akron report with'navy officials, have them ascertain who gave it to the newspaper and possibly have the six brought to Washington to appear before an investigating commitlcc. street school. _ Sermon: "The Test of Our Disa- pleship." Anthem: "Hold Thou My Hand"--(Lemont). 5 p. m. C. Y. F. Play rehearsal and recreation. Lunch. 6:30 C. Y. F. worship. Discussion: "How To Train Leaders for tHe Church and Its Enterprises." 6:30 Wednesday, potluclc dinner, junior department workers, sponsors. 7:10 Devotions and programs. Miss Myrtle Furman, former missionary to India, speaker.--George O. Marsh, pastor. - * CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First--Washington avenue nnd Third street northwest. Sunday service, 11 a. m., subject, "Truth-" 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. it CONGREGATIONAL First--Delaware avenue at First street northeast. Doctor Roy C. Helfenstein, pastor. Sunday school, "Two by Two" and "Delta Alpha" meet at 9:30 a. m. Public worship at 10:45 with sermon by the pastor. Subject. "Who Is the Spiritual Person?" Music by Vested choir. Pilgrim Fellowship at 6:15 p. m. -*Â· EPISCOPAL St. John's--First street northeast at Pennsylvania avenue. The Rev. C. Burnett Whitidiead, rector. Holy Communion's a. m. Church " school !and confirmation instruction 9:45 a. m. Morning prayer II a. m. Sermon: "To God Through ' prayer." A n t h e m , Franck's "Psalm 150." Bible study, Wednesday morning at 10. By Charles A. Wells T HE issue of religious freedom is becoming more and more an issue of the war. But many Americans persist in making it a false issue. We cannot accept the thesis presented by some that freedom of religion includes the right to have no religion at all, for examination proves that to be a false and treasonable attitude. Democracies cannot exist except where the sacred right of the individual has been rooted in the soil of a religious faith. Although the teachings of Christianity have given this theme of the supremacy of'the individual its greatest impetus, yet the ( very nature of these teachings demands that man be given full freedom in choosing his approach to God as his con. (Science dictates. But if that freedom is used to deny religion, to sneer at it, to destroy it by neglect, then the very basic fundamentals of all we are defending are being defiled. Pretense and neglect of religion is as fundamentally dangerous to our society as pretense and neglect of patriotism. Â· Graci * EVANGELICAL -Fourteenth street and Adams avenue northwest. G. H. Bamford, pastor. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Worship at 11 a. m. Sermon: "The Temptation of Jesus" E. L. C. E. at 7 p. m. * LUTHERAN Bethlehem -- Between Fourth and Fifth streets on Delaware avenue northeast. 9 a. m., Sunday school. 10 a. m.. Divine services with Holy Communion. Pastor's Confessional address these words: "Thou is based on Art Made Whole; Sin No More." Senior choir anthem: "Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Prince of Peace."--C. A. Hinz. pastor. Calvarjr Chapel--IGI5 N. Delaware. Sunday school at 8:45 a. m. Morning worship, 9:30 a. m. Sermon. "The Comfort From Above." --Alvin N. Rogness, pastor. Central--329 East State street. 9:45 a. m. church school; 11 a. m., worship. Willing.'* Sermon, Anthem, : Jesus Was "Arise, O Lord," Hoffmeistcr; 6:30 p. m., Luther league at the church. Monday. 8 p. m., church school association meets with the Rev. Marvin O. Lee, 314 East State street.--Marvin O. Lee, pastor. Immanuel--Corner Fifth and Jersey southeast. Sunday school at 3:30. Worship at 10:30. Sermon, "Conditions F a v o r i n g Growth of Faith." Anthem by Choir. Luther league at 4:30 at home of Gail Gustafson, 1607 South Delaware. Annual meeting of Lutheran Welfare society, 6:30. Thursday, at Central Lutheran church.--B. T. Erholm, pastor. Our S a v i o u r ' s -- 9 : 4 5 a. m. Church school. 11 a. m. Divine worship. Sermon theme: "When Authority Speaks." "Jesus Lover of My Soul," sung by Senior choir. 7 p. m. Senior league.--Al- rnon J. Brakke, pastor. St. James--502 ' S i x t h street southeast. First service at 9 a. m. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Second service at 11 a. m. Theme: "Love Toward Our Enemies." Choir anthem: "Oh, For a T h o u s a n d Tongues to Sing," Wilson.--Oswald E. G. Mall, pastor. Trinity--508 Pennsylvania avenue southeast. Sunday school, 9:30 a. m. Morning worship at the Pal- nco theater, 10:45 a. m. Sermon, -The Wrath of God." Anthem. "In Heavenly Love Abiding," Mendelssohn. Luther League, 7 p. m., with Carl Michel, the speaker.-Alvin N. Rogness, pastor. West Haven--2:20 p. m. Sunday school. 3 p. m. Worship services. Sermon theme: "Home and The Church." Music by the junior choir. METHODIST First--Washington avenue at Second street northwest. Marvin B. Kober, minister. 9:30, church school, 9:30 Youth Fellowship, 10:45, Worship service. Sermon: "The Extension of Federal Avenue," Doctor Kober. Anthem: "God Is A Spirit," Bennett. Offertoire: "Be Near Me Still," Hiller. Soloist, Miss Marguerite Leutenegger. 6 p. m., Youth Fellowship. Free--146 Sixth street southwest. Sunday school 10 a. m. Morning service 11 o'clock. Y, P. M. S. and class meeting 7:30 p. m. Sermon 8 p. m. The Rev. Scott B. Pyle, evangelist, will preach at both services. He also will speak every night during the week, service beginning at 8 o'clock;--E. H. Landry, pastor. Good Will Mission--1631 Monroe avenue northwest. Sunday school 2:30 p. m. Service 3:30 p. m.--E. H. Landrey, pastor. Union Memorial--608 Fourth street northeast. Henry C. Moore, minister. Church school 9:30 a. m. Worship 11. Sermon by the minister. Music by the children's choir. W e s l e y -- Pennsylvania and Fourteenth street southeast. Paul Arnold Peterson, minister. S:30 a. m, church school. 10:45 a. m. worship. Anthem, "Praise the Lord," Handegser.'Sermon, "The Greatest Battle on the Home Front," Doctor Peterson. 6 p. m. Junior Youth Fellowship. 7. evening worship. Solo, Jimmy WUa- ley. Sermon, "When Three Equals One," Doctor Peterson. 7, Seniol Youth Fellowship. * NAZARENE Church of the Nazarene--13 West State at Madison. 9:45 Sunday school. 10:45 Morning worship. "Hindered Prayers." 7:30 Evangelistic service, "Restoration of a Backslider."--Merle S. Dimbath, pastor. -A- OPEN' BIBLE STANDARD First--Sunday school, 10 a. m. Worship. 11 a. m. Sermon topic: "Holding Fortii the Word of Life.' 1 Young Peoples service, 7 p. m. Evangelistic services, 8 p. m- Sermon, "Inexhaustible W a t e r s . " Wednesday 8 p. m.. prayer and praise service. Friday 8 p. m., Worship service.--Russell E. Pope. * ! PRESBYTERIAN First--822 Washington avenue northwest. Wilbur Frank Dicrk- ing, minister. Church school U:45 a. m. Morning worship 11 a. m. Anthem, "A Life in God," by Christiansen. Sermon, "The Queen of Sheba." Westminster Fellowship. 6 p. m. East Side--Maple Drive. Church chool 10:45 a. m. hip 7:30 p. m. Evening wor- INTERDENOMINATIONAL Kadio Chapel-- Carl J. Sentman, pastor. 9 a. m. Bible broadcast, KGLO. 10 a. in. Bible school. 1 n. m. Worship. Pastor Sentman peaks on "Crossing Jordan and Enjoying Canaan." 7, Young People's meeting. 8, Evangelistic service. Pastor Sentman speaks on "The Lord's Footstool." Tuesday, 7:30 Young People's fellowship, at Fertile. Thursday, 8 o'clock prayer meetinig. Daily Bi- : We broadcast, 7:15 a. m., KGLO, weekdays. Gospel Mission -- Van Burcn avenue and Sixth street southwest. The Rev. .John Presley riggs, pastor. Sunday school 10 a. m. Preaching service 11 a. m. Sermon, "Joy and Happiness Serving the Lord" by Evangelist uy LJUle, DCS Moincs. Evening service at 7:30. Mr. Little preach-. ing on "Tiie Handwriting on the Wall." Revival campaign to continue each evening at 7:30. to @ob .. a iRadio CrttlaJe THE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH t i s upon tflc nation to return to Oo*j. 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 WELCOME TO RADIO CHAPEL Bible Broadcast, KGLO Crossing Jordan and Enjoyine Canaan" The Lord's Footstool"