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Brainerd Daily Dispatch, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1942, Brainerd, Minnesota War Need BUY DEFENSE BONDS OR STAMPS Help four Nation NOW THE DAILY DISPATCH to serve as best we can FOR Think Talk Act AMERICAN The C S Needs Vour Help In the Heart of the Lake Region Telephone Mo 74 ox 79 United Frees Full Leased BRAINERD MINNESOTA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26 1942 Feature Service and News Pictures VOL 174 Force Japs to Withdraw Along Bataan Front BY EVERETT R HOLLES WASHINGTON Douglas MacArthur's little of the Bataan peninsula has forced advance Japanese units to withdraw several kilometers near Manila Bay in a surprise thrust unleased all along the jungle battlefront the War Department announced today Striking back against the numerical vastly superior enemy after breaking three Japanese drives to a standstill MacArthur's army of Eternal Glory was said to have captured a number of Japanese advance positions in the lightning thrust The attack was particularly sue on the right flank of the pre- in the vicinity of the way center of Pilar on Manila Bay about 17 miles north of Corregidor fortress and the tip of Bataan insula Japs Withdraw The communique said that in x this sector forwaid elements of the Japanese troops were forced to several kilometers under the of Arthur's men Fighting is still in progress with continued local the com- said However the main positions ol the enemy have not been There was nothing to indicate that at least 10 to one in manpower anc without fighter planes to challenge the Japanese undertaken any attack Break Preparations Military observers believed that the thrust was intended to break up enemy for an V out offensive aimed at knocking the forces off the island of Luzon and back upon Cor- fortress MacArthur probably sent crack units both Americans and pinos out from the wire of their to feel out the Japanese positions gather mation about enemy strength and seize it was believed nere The of the American er thrusts were reported in Arthur's dispatches Wednesday to the War Department which said there were sharp be- tween our patrols and the enemy all along the line in Bataan Small American it was said then were uniformly successful in i aggressive local actions Breaks Calm These thrusts broke three days of calm on the Bataan battlefront believed to have been due either to Japanese reorganization for an attempted knockout offensive or necessitated by the withdrawal of Japanese strength particularly the East Indies front nearly miles to the southwest lines from which the new surprise attacks were launched have not changed in a month and a half cording to War Form Barrier They form a barrier the waistline of Bataan peninsula from the vicinity of Bagao on the China sea to Pilar on Manila Bay Along this line the Japanese arc known to have at least five sions of combat troops and an- other division in the a total of about 000 that in ad- dition to the successful attacks along the line in Luzon small bodies of American and Philippine troops are continuing to harass the Japanese in fighting with considerable success in ern and central Luzon These small groups of Americans f and Filipinos refusing to give up fight although cut from the main body of MacArt s forces aie believed to be figh from the mountains where it is difficult for the Japanese invaders to rout them out Patrol in South In Mindanao southernmost island which the Japanese have seized there is tiol the War Department said and the have been by a detachment of See Boost in New 1942 Vacations ST PAUL Minn 1942 tourist business in spite of the war may exceed all early estimates Victor A ston State Tourist Bureau director said today Johnston said that shortly after the outbreak of the war many Minnesota resorters predicted a sharp curtailment of the industry which annually brings millions of dollars into the state Tire and tube rationing was ed as one of the principal factors contributing to the belief that business would be brought to a virtual standstill Since then the outlook has become ingly brighter Johnston said May Promote Vacation There is still a good deal of un he said The President for example might call upon the nation for a wholesale tion of vacation periods in view of defense production needs It seems a good deal more ly that the government would a vacation program not only as a morale measure but as a human efficiency safeguard Moreover the increased sures and strains of may swell tourist ranks far beyond present expectations Public interest in lands is as high as it ever ston said Attendance at the Chicago show last week he declared equalled 1941 figures Considerable interest was shown in the Minnesota ston said Similar displays will be bited at spoits shows in St Louis and Des Moines next month and in Omaha and Chicago in April Removed From Coasts As a vacation state Minnesota enjoys a particularly position under war conditions in- as it is farther removed fiom the coastlines than any other comparable tourist area he added Furthermore the tourist trans- situation in Minnesota is unquestionably the best the tion he said Admitting that rubber ing will take a toll of tourist ranks the situation is not as serious as it might be inasmuch as rail bus and air transportation facilities are excellent The major effect the rationing would have he said would oe seen not so much in the actual volume of tourist trade but in transportation methods Those who drove their own cars ast year will use trains or buses during the 1942 he said Rev Barrows Is Named Member Diocese Board The Rev Mr Edward Barrow priest of St Paul's Episcopal church has been named a member of the Board of Examiners for the Duluth of the Episcopal church The appointment was made by the Rt Rev B T Kemerer D D bishop of the diocese Other members of the board are the Rev Mr H J Wolner Cloquet and the Rev Mr F L L L D Cass Lake Duties of the boaid include vice as chaplains to the bishop and examination of candidates for Orders to the diaconate or to the priesthood Crow Wing and Brainerd Red Cross to Meet Meetings of both the Crow county chapter Red Cross and the Brainerd branch of the Crow Wing chapter will be held Friday afternoon in the lion Ex- change building The Rev Edgar A Valiant will preside at a meeting of the erd group at p m Mrs J A Thabes chairman of the Crow Wing chapter will super- vise a of that tion at o'clock Fine Given in Slot Machine Case Wednesday Paul H Stutrud was fined in district court yesterday after- noon after pleading guilty to ing a gambling device Stutrud operates the 502 Club at Fifth and Laurel streets Payment of the fine was stayed until April 7 opening day of the next general term of court native is serving 90 days in the county jail The case was presented before Judge D H Fullerton Workers to Bale Paper Needed Saturday in City A plea for men to aid in scrap paper this coming Saturday issued today by Don Freeman head of the salvage committee Asking for as many men as can possibly offer their services Mr Freeman announced that the work will stait at 9 o'clock in the ing and continue throughout the day The is being done in a building at 317 South Seventh The paper is coming in fairly Mr Freeman stated the limited number of men who will woik has resulted in the ply piling up until the quarters aie now so crowded it is difficult to find room in which to bale the per We need men and many of them to work on In making his pica for VTr Freeman the people of Brainerd that the money ed fiom salp of the paper is coins nto a fund which would have to bo by subscription and in the city if the paper sale money weic not available Appearing in School Operetta This is the cast appearing day and Friday in the operetta The Palace of Carelessness presented by students of the coln school The initial tion was this afternoon and the operetta will be presented again Friday evening at o'clock Appearing in the major roles of the cast are Ronald Lee Richard Ringer Bruce Clarkson Barbara Peterson Nick Adams Barbara Hall Chester Johnson Jerry Stevens Patsy Rustan Mardel Wolleat Shirley Nichols Virginia Howard Thorson Strassbourg Eugene Robert Johnson Donald Deuger Edward Zuelich Patricia Gecox Betty Voss James non Robert Anderson Jimmy Larson R Cibuzar James McCarthy Bryant Myron Barnett Clifford Rogers Herbert Torgerson ry William Nichols Mari- lyn Ayler Richard Henderson Larson Delores Lessila Carolyn Fredstrom Patricia haffey Anette Hess Janet bine Victory Garden Plans Are Outlined for Crow Wing Co Jury Indicts Olson Palisade Bank Cashier S PAUL Minn A son former of the Palisade State Bank at Palisade Minn was named in a giand jury in- today on a charge of em- from the bank authorities accused him of bank funds to his own use to cover ments Lawrence former ier of the National Bank of Waseca also was indicted on an embezzlement charge He was of taking about of bank funds The grand returned a ber of seciet indictments law violations Says He Hopes to Get Death in Chair CHICAGO C Pi Donald the youth who killed as he kissed in the balcony of a town said today that he hoped for death in the chair because life would be ingless without his anJ victim Held to the giand on a charging the minder of Bi oz 17 All Gal of high school McDonald sat ly in his cell today and talked of his love for the gul he confessed killing He held to bis position that be shot as ho hci ing the him Sealed not because he was jealous but be- cause I didn't want else to have hei 14 County Men Rejected in Quota Reports on 108 of the 115 men leaving here last Monday for pre- induction physical examinations day revealed that 85 were accepted three were for limited service and 14 were Six of the men were hold over for further examination No report was given on the seven volunteers who were to for induction Monday after their ex- amination Site of Ore Plant on Range Withheld Selection of a location and ating company for a new 000 manganese ore plant on the range has not been an- it was learned Representative Harold Knutson St Cloud in a press release last night declared that a decision had been reached by the War tion special committee to erect a plant on the range The manganese plant is in con- with plans announced a week ago by Secretary of the In- Ickes that such a plan was under the consideration of the Board The plant it was said will be de- signed to produce tons of grade manganese ore annually This is said to be 40 per cent of the amount of that must be produced to supplies obtained from Russia and the Far East The plant will be built by tho Plant Coi a division of the Reconstruction Finance Coi A tentative designed to and duect the planting of victory gardens in Crow Wing county this spring was outlined Wednesday afternoon at a meeting attended by approximately 200 farm people in the loom in the courthouse here A county garden committee was named including E G Roth ty agent Harold Molstad tendent of schools William Frey agricultural Gerald McKay in- B C Wilkins Maple Grove Andrew Wolford Rabbit Lake Dale Hyatt eid Route 5 Ed Nelson Oak Lawn living county Platte Lake Mrs O J Stephenson Meinfield Mrs Paul Fortune 4-H clubs Maple Mis Glen Slocum Pequot Lakes Miss Margaret McGregor and W P Cummins of the SFA Five Point Program growing out of the meeting 1 Varieties of garden seeds and plants 2 Sources and prices of seeds 3 Arrange for meetings at school houses and other points in the county for garden work discussions 4 Committees to represent localities in garden planning 5 Use ef materials that will aid committee members in their work Wilson Is Speaker A D Wilson state tor of and state food in the World war was the speaker at the conference Under the plan at the meeting each farm family m the county will ho contacted in a to the of in tho county Wilson explained that due to conditions some may not be available on local this alao made the of the of schools and of ruiqi schools to hold gaiden meetings n the schools to offer aid and ad- vice on garden woik to residents of the school Six Soldiers Die in Crash Weather A few light flumes this and in east portion tonight coldei night and vicinity seemed safely out of oday with a reading of 20 at noon a maximum of 35 dm ing the past 24 hours and a minimum ol 14 last night Tho IS degioot at 8 a m ENID Okla I enlisted men weie killed eaily today and 26 were when the bus on which they weie was stiuck by a Rock Island fi eight tram Enid Okla during a ing snow storm Army identified the dead as Pvt 42 Lake Keri Fla Eugene L 23 Rogersville Pa Sgt Eugene J Sandeis 26 kum Pvt E stad 26 Minn Sgt Robert W Walker 23 Bay City Tex and Pvt Cyt ill J cik 21 Chicago Of the 26 injured 13 weie Two men not ed to live authorities said They weie Pvt John H Ludlun 25 tle Cieek Mich and 1st Sgt H whose ad- diess was not available ately F B Winslow Former Brainerd Resident Dies F B Winslow former Brainerd resident died Tuesday in Santa Monica dins to word heie this eial will be held m Santa Monica Mi Winslow v as a salesman in moving to Duluth 15 He lived in Duluth until last wl n he and his family to Ho is sui bv his one X Stack and one son William all of Santa Monica TALL ill The trouble fhe S Hj mans saul Court Judge Chapman that her northern cooking red with tion Chapman made anoe ill granting il tition raided on and hot biscuits and light bread and were not his menu Chapman said should been as they were ablo and incompatible for iMis came liem was on 1 in central Georgia to the tition Mrs i ibed lior husband as Button a and a sanctified Stop New Troop ove on Java Nazis Encircled BULLETIN CHUNGKING has concentrated regulars including paratroops with heavy aircraft and mechanized support in northwest Thailand ably for an all-out drive across northern Burma's Shan states toward Mandalay a Chinese government spokesman said today The spokesman said Japanese troops ing the Paratroops had been stationed at Chiengmai and at Chiengrai Both cities are near the north Burma border WASHINGTON of War Henry L Stimson disclosed today that British Gen Sir Archibald P supreme commander of allied forces in the Pacific offered to speed to the aid of Gen Douglas MacArthur at the outset of the Bataan peninsula campaign MacArthur rejected the offer because he felt that Wavell's life was too precious to jeopardize Stimson said BY HAROLD GUARD ALLIED HEADQUARTERS flying fortresses were reported reliably to have at- tacked strongly a new Japanese warship and transport force off Bali today and an official announcement said United States sub- marine had torpedoed four or five enemy invasion vessels in a two-day offensive Official information regarding the new aerial attack off the southeast coast of Bali was withheld but it was understood that the American bombers were on patrol duty when they sighted the enemy ships including cruisers and destroyers This indicated that the ese were or ing- to reinforce their troops mated at around 3.000 men on Bali in for a direct assault across the Bali strait against the main United Nations base of Java The new force of enemy ships was said to have been sighted in the aiea where and Crosby School Man Ordered to Duty with Army John O dahl of the high and affiliated with local schools the past was to duty Monday Captain Lindahl came to Crosby in 1923 to become of the high school He was made Dutch planes and w last week blasted the first invasion ar- mada that reached Bali waters and scored one of the outstanding sea of the Pacific war The new attack occurred this morning accoidmg to reliable in- formation but the results were not known immediately The aerial followed a Dutch communique saying that United States had made a attack on enemy invasion forces by torpedoing two troop ships an auxiliary ship and a and apparently a ese Japanese attacked the base of with a of e's and starting a file at the an poll and causing some aee civilians v ere killed and 21 One bomber and one or more weie downed Dutch said that continued against the on Celebes island and in Boinco the enemy ing- fiom Pontianak occupied tang on the west coast Dutch forces fell back from still fighting tho Aneta News said The submarine one of tnp of the defense of rra WASHINGTON f V ai I ses Troops u 1 Su rison n ae n arc infi inc F ng on tro i merit -t i to Co i n o f TI o ti t p t v i- i H i- l i g the outcome o ii in n 101 possession of In- oil i o thi i East Ht Am.i 11 I r s to Uio ha o i i Cl ei au s un Is fol -1 t-i no nt the tine a i- h Kfl -1 ln a fuoit Or x hi is Ci inn in u-l the Bi sn oil m n r IK Ui 1 to o 111 Ml i- C IT ml IT J ah 21 mil Follow n tin 11 ir- i or i U- nl tlV s p s 1s il a Up In Burma LONDON il A com- nt i or said thorp the moment to i in 1 i i IK lie nis houl for the 11 it AH Cunt on page
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