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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES IA VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 9 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION NO 78 JAPS PIERCE MALAYA DEFENSE LINE rr11 House Passes Measure for Daylight Savings SUPPORT GIVEN BY SENATE TO ADVANCE TIME Conference Committee Expected to Shape Law Into Final Form WASHINGTON house passed Friday on a standing vote of 67 to 20 a daylight saving bill ordering a uniform one hour ad vance of the nations clocks The senate previously had ap proved a bill giving the president discretion to move the clocks ahead asmuch as two hours The differences between the two ver sions were expected to require ap pointment of a conference com mittee to shape the legislation into its final form Under the house bill the one hour time advance would begin 20 days after enactment and re main in effect until six months after thewar ended Daylight saving legislation was requested by President Roosevelt as a means of conserving elec tricity House debate centered largely on the effect of daylight saving time on the farmers Whats a Little Water to These Boys Members of the Atlantic Amphibious Force drive a Jeep trailing a field niece offa barge as part of their training at New River N Car The A A F under Maj Gen How land smith is made up chiefly of marines with a complement of army men Supposed to be the best trained and equipped body of men in United States military service the A A I might be used for expeditionary work Stepped Up Inductions Point to U S Army of 4 Million Men Are Being Called at Douple or Triple the Peace Time Rate SUBS ATTACK JAPANESE BOATS Admit Ship Torpedoed only 100 Miles From Tokio By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON disclosed Friday that inductions into were being stepped to double or triple the peace time irate and indications that the immediate goal was a hardhitting land force of four million men The army is accelerating the in a possible blockade of her densely populated island im perial headquarters acknowledged an allied submarine raid within 100 miles of Tokio in which the 2225ton freighter Unkai Maru No 1 was torpedoed and damaged The nationality of the attacking craft was not given Previously a U S navy bulle tin reported that submarines nf the American Asiatic fleet had sunk a 10000ion Japanese trans port and three 10000ton Japanese supply ships The navjs communique was the first report in many days from the sizable underseas force operatingin far east waters at the start or the war a month ago but naval officials empha sized that the dangerous mis sions of the submarines made prompt reports foolhardy while operations are proceeding Imperial Tokio headquarters said the attack in Japanese waters occurred early Thursday morning off the Izu Shichito islands 100 miles south of Tokio and Yoko hama Official acknowledgement that the war has been brought to Japans own doorstep came as the victoryflushed Nipponese boast ed ot the possibility of outright conquest of the United States The contention that the United States cannot be invaded is as much a myth as that the Maginot line could not be taken or that Singapore and Pear Harbor arc impregnable said the govern mentcontrolled Japan Times and Advertiser BREAK SIEGE OF LENINGRAD Waves of Russians Attack Nazi Ring of Sevastopol Is Smashed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russias armies were declared Friday to have virtually broken the long drawn sieges of Lenin grad and Sevastopol and soviet dispatches reported that east of Leningrad the Germans have now lost everything they have been able to capture in the past three months This would indicate that the invaders had been thrown back from the eastern arc of their siege rinp with defenders of the old czarist capital once more in direct communication with the rest of Russia Advices reaching London re that red army storm troops iSnow were battering the Germans wave after wave in a san ready classified as IA without waiting to draw from the 9000 000 men between 20 and 44 inclu sive who are expected to register Feb 16 No limit has been set on the wartime size of the army to be sent lo Britain and anywhere else the high command may deem advisable Secretary Stim son says the number In be drawn from the 8000000 to 10000000 available fit menwill be determined by the needs as they arise Present strength has been placed at around 1700000 officers and men and plans already under way would increase this to 2000 000 Appropriations have been made to provide complete equip ment for another million and critical equipment for a fourth million Although the war department has issued orders against publi cation of draft calls arid quotas tor each area officials made no secret of the fact that the draft rate was being doubled and might soon be trebled if such has not already been Revised figures on the number of draftees to be put in uniform this month and next month from the present pool of registrants will not be announced but before the United States formally en tered the war the combined Jan uaryFebruary total had been set at 190000 Of the 17500000 men be tween 21 and36 already regis tered about now arc in active service Selective senice officials estimate another 2000 000 or 3000000 could be ob tained if without dipping into the new Feb 16 registrants However it is un likely tiiat many of tfic tatter especially the younger men will v guinary four day old battle at sa at the mouth ot the canal be inducted early along with the existing cligiblcs New men are not coming ex clusively from draftees by any means The war department said Thursday that December volun teers may exceed 80000 nearly double the previous record of 39 589optarnediriMayli1917Jv Cards are now being printed for distribution to the nations 6500 draft boards in preparation for the Feb 16 registration All male citizens and some nonciti zens born on or after Feb 17 1897 and on or before Dec 31 1921 must sign up on that day between 7 a in and 9 p m After these estimated 9000000 are registered local boards will give each a serial number Then a lottery will be held similar to those of Oct 10 1040 and July 1 1941 from v the order in which the new regis trants are to be called for military duty or deferred for physical or other reasons Whether thcorder numbers of this vast fresh supply of man power will be integrated with present registrants as was done in the last lottery has yet to be decided U S LEAFLETS RAF Carries Out Its First Mission for Amencan Government WASHINGTON white house disclosed Friday that the carried outsuccessful itsfirst mission for the uSHvi States distribu tion over occupied France of more than 2000000 French language leaflets containing excerpts from speeches and statements Landis Named to Civilian Defense Post WASHINGTON Dean James M Lnndis of Harvard Law school was assigned the task Fri day of executing civilian defense activities OCD Director Fiorello La Guardia turning his talents to perfecting the organization throughout the country Presidential Secretary Stephen Early announced Landis ap pointment saying the educator would have the title of ex ecutive anil that Landis and LaGuardia mayor of New York together would fashion broad matters of policy In reply to reporters inquiries as to whether Mrs Eleanor Roose velt would continue as assistant director of the office ol civilian defense Early said he had heard nothing about the matter The change followed complaints that La Guardia had more to do than any one man could handle in directing the civilian defense program and serving as New Yorks mayor at the same time In a statement issued here Fri day La Guardia welcomed Lau I dis appointment as one which j will lake the details of the office administration off my shoulders permitting him to devote more time to perfecting the organize tion throughout the country Frankly La Guardia add ed this plan meets the Wash ington situation x x x and will afford me more time in the field FrnuUly it dees not meet the Jvew York situation because it will lake more of my time Landis said in Boston he URGES VETO BE GIVEN WICKARD IN PRICE RULE Eankhead Modifies Proposal Opposed by President Roosevelt WASHINGTON c n alor John 11 Bankheacl DAla lending a fight to give veto power over farm price ceilings to Sec retary of Agriculture Claude R Wickard Friday modified h i s amendment to the pending price control bill so that it would ap ply only to the farmers raw by presidential describing it as the execution o the policies of the OCD and t see that they become effective1 x Temperatures ENGLISH STATF Again Retreat JIHIt Over State products He struck out language which would have given the secretary ot agriculture greater power than Price Administrator Leon Hender son in setting ceilings on prices ot commodities processed in sub stantial part from farm prod ucts The change in language elimi nated such items as clothing leather products alcohul soaps and fertilizers household fur mshinsrs breakfast foods anil building materials DES MO1NES ature fell over Iowa Friday to ward a resumption of the extreme cold that has plagued the state since Jan 1 after the mercury moved above zero generally Thurs day to give Iowa us a brief and I modest respite The weatherman forecast a re turn of readings down to 25 de grees below zero in the northeast 20 in the northwest 15 in the southwest and ID in the southeast during the night Adding to the discomfort the weatherman said will be winds from 12 to 18 miJci an hour whipping the extreme cold through all but the heaviest of garments After reaching a high during the night of 15 above at DCS Monies the mercury had slipped to 7 above al a in By a a m it was down to 2 below a drop of S degrees in ZV hours Fair weather w a s forecast Thursdays state high temperature was 1 at SiouxCity an Using Team Without referring directly to i from a team low to Pull Auto From Shed Hurt Fatally WAVERLY Mi Louis A Shiuu 71 farmer 11 miles north of Wavcrly died of a bioUcn neck late Thursday nt his farm home when he wns jerUcd or thrown President Roosevelt Stephen Early press secretary said additional leaflets probably would be dis tributed over other occupied por tions of Europe later The United States leaflet num ber one Early snid carried to the Capsules will be drawn French n message of hope nnd glass bowl to determine clearly implied that a very dif ferent kind of message would be I carried to the enemy in due time j On the leaflet was a picture of the American flag in colors a J picture of the statue of liberty I which is of French workmanship and wasgiven to the United 1 States by the French people and i the Roosevelt excerpts From London Mr Roosevelt has Later registrations will be held for approximately 14000000 malesIB and 19 old and for those between 45 and 64 inclusive Listing of the 1820 age group will provide a classified pool from which volunters will come as well as possible new inductees when they reach 20 The contri bution of the 4565 classes will be in the ranks of those who mke up the H to 20 persons required to keep one man equipped to light 7 Members of US Bomber Crew Leap Safely in Cbutes HANNA Wyo even members of an army bomber crew parachuted lo safety from their falling plane Thursday night The eighth crewman was missing but sheriffs officers said he may have made a safe landing away from his companions Tuo men were brought lo the Hanna hospital for treatment of minor injuries No names were released under army orders and details of the crah withheld jjuiivijii i4 11 as received a report quoting an RAF official saying j United States leaflet number I one was acclaimed everywhere in the HAF and the flyers felt it was an honor to be the couriers of i America and to carry so stirring a message j British Cruiser Is Sunk by Submarine LONDON M The British cruiser Galatea 5720 tons has been torpedoed and sunk by a Uboat the admiralty announced Friday night CURTAIL DELIVERIES DES MOINES Des Momes Retail Grocers association voted to curtail home deliveries of groceries to one delivery a day in order to conserve tires and as a patriotic move WILLIAM BROWN SECRETARY DES MOINES Iowa executive council Friday selected William Brown editor of the Ona wa Sentinel as its secretary He succeeds Berry Haldcn Chariton who resigned DEAN JAMES M IAVniS Executive President Roosevelts opposition lo his in a message to Democratic Leader Alhen W Barkley of Ken tucky said Wickard had nothing to do with originating it It came up from the farmers themselves he said They be their leaders believed on accourrtof certain ac tions by the price administrator agriculture would not be given friendly consideration It was not because they wanted an administrator who would want to Kive them more than they were entitled to have Bankhcad noted that former President Herbert Hoover rec ommended to the senate bank ing and currency committee that agricultural prices be under the secretary of agriculture Why is it necessary Bank head inquired lo place control of all business in one man It is the power of life and death He obviously referred to the presidents statement expressing hope that there would be no di vision of control since the whole price structure was linked to gether Senator George W Norris Ind Ncbr asked If you divide authority wont you run into a maze of difficulties that would make price control im possible Bankhcad replied that the bill specifically reserves control of the prices of Mralogi materials for an RFC subsidiary Senator Mi Hard E Tydings D Md introduced an amendment to require that all personnel of the uid wagon which he was pulling a car from a shed The hired man Ralph Brown was in the car but as it was be ing pulled backward from the shed he did not sec what hap pcned The body of Shipp wa found on the ground beside llv wagon Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fnir and colder Friday afternoon and Friday night Lowest temperature Fri day mght 20 below IOWA Fair colder Friday aft ernoon and Kriday night Wind 12 to 18 miles an hour MINNESOTA Fair and continued cold north and central colder extreme south portion Friday afternoon and Friday night lowest Friday night 1825 below VIEW AT FRONT NOW SERIOUS Jap Reconnaissance Plans Reported Flying Low Over Roads BULLETIN WITH THE BRITISH ON WEST IMALAYA FRONT Japanese heavy tanks forced a breakthrough on the bitterly contested front norlli of Kuala Lumpur British military sources said Friday ami the battle front lias assumed a serious aspect The Japanese attacked in a general offensive uiUi mechan ized units heavier than the Brit ish defense equipment and with rrcat numbers of soldiers in support Japanese aerial reconnaissance planes flew low over the roads apparently confident that they would not be attacked The daring of Japanese avia tors indicated lack nf British air power on the Malayan front as llic Japanese drove toward Singapore Axis broadcast re ported from Tokio that the Brit ish rear communications lines had been eut in the key sector of Kuala Lumpur with only one road open for them to fall hack to the coast These dispatches indicated that lie Japanese had encircled the Kuala Lumpur sec tor except for the one road SINGAPORE ot Japanese infantry and tanks nt tacking on the main Singapore road less than 300 miles north ol the British stronghold fought a se vere allday battle with British and imperial troopsin the Slim river area Thursday the British tar eastern comijiand announced Kriday Casualties on reported heavy The decision was not riven in the communique liut earlier reports said the British were holding fast on newlyformed fines on the Slim river 50 miles north of Kuala Lumpur crude rubber capital of the world anil Japans immediate objective Simuiiuiieously Hie British an nounced seven casualties in a Japanese night rait on Singapore island and said British planes scored several hits on two enemy vessels in Malayan waters nnd the China and also narrowly both sides ivcre north and 1015 below south missed a smaller portions Wind 1015 miles an Ot the Slim river action the Iowa Twin Girls Are Killed While Coasting SIOUX CITY coasting tragedy vhich wiped out the lives of two little girls late Thursday afternoon cast a pall of grief over the little town of Olo situated about 35 miles southeast or Sioux City Killed as their sleds shot out in front of an oil truck driven by Calvin Senis of Smithland on highway 31 near the southwest edge of town were Sharon and Karon Slenlz 7 year old twin daughters ot Mr and Mrs Roy SlcnU of Oto iiimii uiii ui jcisnnnci ol uic vinji n iccoracn 11 office or price administration re il slowly began edging up u cciving or more a year P 5 wis reported and the chiefs of state agencies be appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate Administration leaders believed Mr Roosevelts intervention had assured defeat of Bankheads original proposal Prior to publi cation of the presidents letter however farm bloc leaders claimed 50 sure major the Bankhcad amend ment Senate leaders expected a vote late in the day on the Banldiead amendment to the price control bill Defense Savings Stamps for sale at GlobeGazette business nfficc uuMncss nilicc All Out Dutch Indies Defense IndicatecFby WaveU KJ iA y LOUIS F Of the tfriilcd Press War Desk n Sir Archibald P Wavelis decision to switch his headquarters to the Dutch Indies indicates Brit ains determination to make an all o u t defense of these island storehouses o f vital materials if S in gap ore falls The Japanese already have a foothold in the Indies having occupied Sara wak in North Borneo Unless driven out they KEE3ILE should be 3 b J e to get the damaged oil wells there back in production within six months This with the rubber plantations and tin they already have seized in the Malay penin sula gives them a flying start in the fight for materials which they gravely lack and which they must have to carry on a long war The fate of Singapore was in doubt Friday as the Japanese con tinued their sweep down the nar row peninsula in what appeared to be a redoubled offensive That is by no means to suggest that Singapore is doomed The defenses of the island forces are mighty and the British have every expec tation that they could withstand a long siege In the meantime American and British naval and air reinforce ments may be brought up Once the Japanese air superiority were overcome or at least cut down considerably the prospects holding Singapore would be great ly increased It was air superiority which played a big part in the Japanese success in the Malay states just as it did in the Philippines How ever overcoming it is a matter of time which the Japanese well know and they are racing for time It is obvious that if they complete their conquest of the Philippines they will be able to divert a heavy force ot men and planes for the attack on Singapore Eventually the British may be able to offset the landward pres sure against Singapore by a drive down from Burma into the penin sula but there has been no sign that they are ready lo attempt it yet U would be a risky under taking in view ot the Japanese strength in Thailand and Irtdo China and the danger of exposin the priceless Burma road The progress ot the fight for Singapore means that the first phase of the battle of the Pacific is reaching a climax With Japan ese claws stretching out from Singapore and the Philippines the second phase would be an assault on the Dutch Indies If the Jap anese succeeded in that they would for the time being become masters of the western Pacific The third phase presumably would be a full assault on the Hawaiian islands bastion of de fense for the eastern Pacific and the west coast of the United Stales Hawaii is not vulnerable as were the Philippines H is so strong that it docs not seem likely the Japanese would attempt an attack in force while devoting so much energy to the assault in the south western ocean However Gen Dclos Emmon army commander inchief in Hawaii told the press that he is taking is on guard day and night against an attack al any moment He add ed that the islands can be held The defenses are being constanl y strengthened and by now it is safe to assume that the loss of planes in the sneak attack of Dec 7 has been more than made up 511 FARMS SOLD OMAHA McCum scy president of the Federal Land bank announced the bank had sold 5H loiva farms in mosty lo tenant that only a handful of Iowa properties arc still available hour IN MASON CITY GlobeGnzette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 11 above Minimum Thursday night 9 below At 8 a m Friday 9 below At H a m Friday 10 At 2 p m Friday 5 below Thursday evening was moder ate comparatively speaking and the mercury did not start to de cline until early morning At fi a m 3 was recorded and at B a m the mercury had fallen to 9 It wax still dropping at Jl n when 10 was recorded Then UIHli I AGO communique said our troops were heavily engaged with the enemy al day Thursday After a preliminary infantry assault the enemy attacked down the main road with tanks fol lowed by infantry in trucks Reports to date indicate that the fighting was severe and cas ualties on both sides were heavy Kuala Lumpur is 240 miles north of Singapore The British had nothing o report from the eastern Malay coast where the action has been obscure for several days since the British announced Ihry wrrr withdrawing from Kunntan 130 miles north nt Singapore Apparently seeking to soften the flcfcnses of Kuala Lumpur the Japanese air force raided the rity of Klang about five miles west BRMALAYA Invading Japanese striking by land and air in British Malaya had the key city of Kuaia Lumpur as a major ob jective as they tried to push down the main road from Ipoli On the cast coast the British said there was no word of further Japanese advance from Kuantan 100 miles north of Singapore   

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