Monday, December 15, 1941

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OES UOINES HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII FiyE CENTS A COPV ULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 15 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS NO 56 PEARL HARBOR LOSS SET AT 6 SHIPS U S Bombers Halt Nippon Effort to Reinforce Legqspi Troops mmm IftP A mm i CLAIMED PEACE AIMS 3 HOURS AFTER ATTACKS Japans Protestations Against War Bitterly Scored by Roosevelt WASHINGTON President Roosevelt revealed Monday that submarines as as airplanes participated in Jhe sudden on slaught on the Hawaiian islands on Dec 7 made the disclosure in a re port to congress on the back ground of the war with Japan in which he also revealed that Japan was making protestations her desire for peace three hours and 40 minutes alter the atlack began The president sent the docu mented review of Japanese American relations to congress as he received a detailed per sonal report from Secretary of Navy Frank Knox who re turned Sunday night from a flight to Hawaii where he in spected at first band the severe damage suffered there by the fleet and by shore bases in the surprise attack a week ago Sun day The disclosure about submarine participation in the initial attack on Hawaii came in a section of the presidents message setting forth the timetable of the events of Dec air and sub marine the Expansion of Navy Voted by Committee tion for an expansion of the United States twoocean navy was ap proved quickly Monday by the house naval affairs committee af te the sire of the contemplated increase was reduced from 9000CV tons to 150000 tons at the request of the navy The measure left the type of ships to be constructed to the dis cretion of the president and the navy department but Chairman Vinson D Gaj said that it would include no battleships He hastened to add however that this does not mean that we are abandoning the idea1 of battle ships but it takes longer to build them He said that the committee was willing to authorize the full 900 000 ton expansion proposed in bill he introduced but that the navy had decided upon the smaller amount after a reexamination of its needs Vinson declared that the 150000 tons would not necessitate expan sion of present shipbuilding facili ties now working on a top speed around the clock schedule on both coasts HeSaid that all the ships to be built under the authoriza tion would be laid down in the calendar year 1942 Mr ffiatVt Sfa Washington time that threehours and 40 minutes after the Japanese attack had the Japanese minister for foreign affairs called in U S Ambassador Joseph Grew Grew was told Mr Roosevelt Spain Postpones said that Emperor Hirohito U whom the presidenthad sent a lastminute peace appeal on the previous day so greatly desired Establishment of peace in the Pa cific and the entire world that he had instructed the Japanese gov ernment to continue its earnest endeavors Then Mr Roosevelt pointed out Japans real reply however made by Japans warlords and evidently formulated many days before took the form of the at tack which bad already been made without warning upon our territories at various points in the Pacific The report said Grew was not informed of the Japanese reply until after it had been delivered by Japanese Ambassador Kichi saburo Nomura to Secretary of State Cordell Hull in Washing ton It was given to Hull one hour after hostilities had started Mr Roosevelt told congress that the barbaric aggression of Japan in Manchuria in 1931 set the example and the pattern for the course soon to be pursued by Italy and Germany in Africa and in Europe Through the years which fol lowed Germany Italy and Japan reached an understanding to time their acts of aggression to their common to bring about the ultimate enslavement of the rest of the world the presi dent said Roosevelt reviewed agreements between the Ameri can and Japanese governments dating back to the start of the 20th in which the governments prom ised to support the indepen dence and the integrity of China free and peaceful de velopment of their commerce in the Pacific ocean and the maintenance of Ihc existing stains quo in the Pacific He reviewed this countrys sup port of the league of nations in attempting to dissuade Japan from its conquest in China in the early 1930s But Japan he said accepted the German thesis ef riial superiority and extreme na tionalism Japan in 1937 announced that the seventy or million Japanese people were also su perior to the seven or eight hun dred million other inhabitants the all of Vhom were infinitely older and more developed in culture and civiliza tion than themselves Their conceit would make them masters of a region contain ing almost onehalf the popula tion of the earth Mr Rooseveli said of the Japanese It would give them complete control of vast sea lanes arid trade routes of im Dortanrp to the entire world MADRID The Spanish Transatlantic company announce Monday that all sailings ot Span ish merchantmen for the America had been postponed by govern ment order Specifically the com pany said the scheduled sailing o the liner Marques de Comillas tn New York Tuesday had been post poned Conference Is Held by TriPartite Powers BERLIN Official Radio Re ceived by A of Germany Italy and Japan me Monday in a special conferenc which a German communiqu said was summoned for the pur pose of discussing new and im portant tasks resulting from th common war against the Anglo Saxon powers Launched in 76 Days With the launching at Betlilehem Steel companys Fore river yard during a heavy downpour of the 12700 tonv tanker Sinclair HCtheQuincjv yard claimed a world record by sliding the craft down the ways in 76 days after her keel was laid Must seveif Act Now on That Impulse and Send YOUR GiftAlong Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday continued rather mild Lowest temperature Mason City 18 IOWA Partly cloudy Monday through Tuesday warmer Mon day and northwest portion Mon day night Continued mild Tues day x MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Monday through Tues day warmer Monday and in north and west portions Monday night Snow flurries likely north portion Tuesday FN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 33 Minimum Sunday night 22 At 8 a m Monday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum 8 Precipitation 02 Snnowfall 50 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 26 Minimum in night 13 At B a m Sunday 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 8 Minimum 0 FBEVIOCSLV REPORTED NEW CASH CONTRIBUTIONS StJohns Baptist T IT SI Jobnj Baptist Sundar School Al LerlieMd Dick MorJe Mi and Mrs H L Icake Trinity Garfield Circle Jttanita Camp 16 Royal Neigh bors W C Redeker Mr and Mrs A J Lee TrinJlj KoorevcU Circle MnnroeWaihinjtton P T A VTashinrton Sixth Grade c v A Farmer Friends Womens Society Christian Service Circle No I First Methodist Church Mr and Mrs John L McQuattcrs Jon and Jo E U B Mrs f J II i C Pedenen A Friend Mason City Rainbow Girls Kill Hare Klnb Mrs E W Litler Wee Mile Bridge Club Belly Michael Harold Crook Belly Floor i Arthur Raymond Erickson A Friend terry TOXJ Foster Mr and Mrs A M Jlatxen mmanurl lqtheran Dorcas Aid Vilson P T A Friend Brotherhood of Railroad Train men Delta Alpha Conireia tional Sanday School Twentieth Century Ctab Police Auxiliary iarfield Fourth Grade Clnb of North Ion rr and Mrs W J Strong Mi klr and Mrs Floyd International Alliance of The atrical Stage Emploreex OC United and Canada Local 100 on ROO 500 300 JOO 200 150 100 500 Stockholm Dispatches Report Outbreak of Typhus i in Poland By UNITED PRESS NEW TOTAL CASH GOAL AMOUNT TET NEEDED SJ3MHP OU W O U L D I LIKE to see a subctantial CHRISTMAS RE M E M B R A N C E placed in the hands of those in need here at home and the C e r r o Gordo county boys in service of their county fighl ing or preparing to fight the battle for our na tions freedom Of course you would Thats the wish of every good citizen Well these two things can be done and will be ALL OF US DO OUR FAIR PART But stated another way these two things cannot be done and will not be ALL OF US DO OUR FAIR PART 1 Almost remains to be raised if the cash goal of S2250 is to be reached This means that in the seven GIVING days ahead a daily average of 5200 must be received This is more than has been re ceived on any single day up to this time In the It previous Christmas Cheer Fund campaigns thcrs hasnt been a single failure to reach goal Thats the hope and the challenge pf the pasl But it doesnt insure success fi this years solicitation which calls for an additional S750 in cash for Last Call If you know of a Cerro Gordo county boy in service whose name has not yet been included in the printed list of those to whom packo are being sent by the Christmas Cheer Fund please forward his name and address by postcard preferably to the Globe zefte AH packages jhould be on tbeir way by Thurs day of this week at the latest Those wishing to finance a packasnack should Enclose or at least This however it should be understood in no sense required the increased task before us in sending packosnacks to Cerro Gordo county boys in uniform Please dont count on the other fellow Act and act now on that impulse to forward a or small but as large as you can make Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa FLOOD TOLL 2000 LIMA Peru toll of a weekend flood that destroyed at least half the residential section of a departmental capi tal may reach 2000 reports from the stricken Santa river area dis closed Monday A typhus epidemic in German occupied eastern Europe was re ported Monday in Stockholm news paper dispatches which pictured a possible threat to the massed mil lions in the German and Russian armies The disease has broken out in various parts of Oestland which includes Poland White Russia and the Baltic countries occording to a Kaunas newspaper report quoted by Aftonbladets in Stockholm The report said rapid spread ol the spotted by lice due chiefly to the devasta tion of war and the mass uproot ing and moving of populations Inhabitants of the infected areas were said to have been barrec from travel to the reich All schools in the Germanoccupied Ukraine were reported closed because o the epidemics KNOX REVEALS F SURPRISE RAID Battleship Arizona 3 Destroyers Included in Those Lost by U S WASHINGTON of the Navy Knox reported Mon day the battleship Arizona and five other warships were lost in Sundays Japanese air raid on the Pearl Harbor naval base in Ha waii He said 91 officers and 2638 en listed were known dead Known Japanese losses Knox said included 3 submarines and 41 air craft After reporting to President Roosevelt on his return from a hurried fiveday trip to survey the effect of the raid at first hand the naval secretary told a press conference that aside from the Arizona ships destroyed included the old target ship Utah 3 de Cassin Downes and also the mine layer Oglala Damaged vessels included the old battleship Oklahoma which capsized but can be repaired The entire balance of the Pacific fleet with Us aircraft carriers its heavy cruisers its light cruisers its destroyers and submarines ate uninjured and are all at sea seeking contact with the enemy Knox said a questioner that itheileetincludedbattleship The Japanese failed Knox said in their purpose to1 knock out the United States before the war began Knox said flatly that the United States services were not on the alert against the surprise jiir attack A formal investigation he said would be instituted by President Japs Warned to Beware of Lurking Subs TOKIO Official Radio Re ceived by joint commu nique of the army and navy sec tions of imperial headquarters warned a p a n e s e Monday against the lurking danger of en emy submarines off Japans is land coasts and urged them to prepare for a protracted war wherein hostile submarines and aircraft bombing will play a role It said land and sea defenses were prepared to meet any sud den attacks or enemy attempts to harass Japan by raidinc borne commerce her sea INSANITY PLEA DELAYS TRIAL Youth Charged With Kensett Bank Robbery Faces Trial Thursday NORTHWOOD nsanjty claim Filing of an the bank rob aery Vase of Ernest R Lewis 22 year old Madrid Iowa youth Mondaycaused postponement un til Thursday morning of his trial which was to have opened here Monday Under the law the state has the right to extra time to prepare a case to meet the insanity defense Lewis is alleged to have robbed the Kensett branch of the Man ly State bank last Nov 19 PRESSURE PUT ONHONGKONGIN JAP OFFENSIVE London Says Withdrawal at Kowloon Progresses According to Plan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With uncounted thousands of Japanese troops plunged to deatli on bombed and torpedoed trans ports short of land fronts the Japanese invasion of the Philip pines was resolved Monday into a struggle for air supremacy and the Malayan campaign into a war of position in jungle fastnesses In Washington officials placed the weeks bag of Japanese losses at ID enemy transport or supply ships sunk and live more badly battered The midday communique of the war department in Washing ton said that air action continued over Luzon the principal Philip pine island and that ground op erations were continuing in the northern and northwestern sec in board Decorations Burn Local Child Dies Glen Lloyd Bergen 7 old son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd Bergen living on a farm miles north of Mason City died at a local hospital at 3 oclock Mon day afternoonfrom burns suf fered when Christmas decorations in the home caught fire Mrs Bergen was in the barn at the time about oclock in the afternoon when she saw smoke coming from the house Rushing inshe found the crib on fire She took the child to a local hospital where he died short ly afterwards The childs father an employe at the Decker plant was in Mason City at the time Defense Savings Stamps for sale at GlobeGazette Business office Roosevelt immediately In the meantime he said there had been no changes incommand Taking part in the Japanese attack Knox revealed were twoman submarines Of the three submersibles known to have been lost he said one was normal size one small and the third which was cap tured was also a small one Asidefrom those killed 20 offi cers and 636 men were listed as wounded The ratio of dead was heavy Knox explained because some ships rolled over I think the most effective fifth column work ot the entire war was done in Hawaii with the possible exception of Nor way Knox said Responding to reporters ques tions Knox said He believed between 150 and 300 planes took part in the attack many to come from a single aircraft carrier The attacks apparently were made only by singleengined Dlanes and apparently none was landbased As far as known none was flow fay Germans and no new weapons of any kind made their appearance Knox declined to say whether the navy had known of the ex istence of the twoman subma rines t Dry docks escaped damage he said as did all oil storage and other important base facilities The secretary said the Arizona went down from a lucky hit The Arizona was built in the N e w York navy yard and launched June 19 1915 a 32600 toh ship of the Pennsylvania class Its normal complement was 1 338 officers and men H carried according to Janes fighting ships 12 14inch guns 12 5inch guns and eight 5inch antiaircraft weapons as well as three aircraft Draft Data Forms IOWA CITY male stu dents at the University ot Iowa between the ages ot 21 and 35 re ceived forms Monday for tile stitutions selective service be containing information as to their present draft status All reports are required to be turned in to university officials before the Christmas holidays begins Thurs day noon DeanFrancis M Daw son of the college of engineering chairman of the selective service committee said Lions of the island as well as in the vicinity of Lcgaspi in the southeast The northern area referred lo apparently is the Aparri region and the northwestern section the Vigan area Hong Kong British crown col ony on the south China coast and No 2 naval base in tbe far cast appeared to be tbe point of greatest pressure of Japans greatereast Asia offensiye The British acknowledged withdraxval from Kowloon a city of the colony which the Japanese to advance to with in rifle shot of the island of Hong Kong just the Kowloon penin sula Unless this was the forerunner ot complete abandonment ot Hong Kong it represented a strat egy of permitting the Japanese to plunge into the extremity of the Kowloon peninsula in the hope that free Chinese operating at rear woulcl cut Londons off announcement said PHILIPPINES Caught In The Middle THE WINNERS IN THE SECOND WEEKS PICTO QUIZ 1st S3 Nona E 228 Glen Cove Drive Clear Lake Iowa 2nd Beverly R Coe Kensott Iowa 3rd SI Mrs It Ritter Aredale Iowa The names of those who wron honorable mention appear on the Classified page today TRY ITS FUN Glenn H Lane of Mason City was a seaman aboard the U S S Arizona according to latest infor mation from the North Iowa navy recruiting station of Mason City Chinese Make Fierce Attack in Tamshui Area CHUNGKING Japan ese have been forced lo retire from some ot their positions out side Canton as a result of ficrco Chinese attacks and a savage Chi nese attack is in full swing in the Tamshui area north of Hongkong the official Chinese central news agency reported Monday CHINA To PHILIPPINE IS INDIES AUSTRALIA