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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT HISTORY AN DES MO I IU COUP THE NtWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY ffEBRUARYlTl94g 1 D iyi2 US PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION QNE NO 102 JAPS CLAIM VICTORY IN JAVA SEA ITALIAN PLANES 5 CALLED TO AID NAZIS IN RUSSIA Disclosure Coincides With Reports Goering Is Back From Italy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Germanys famed air force the instrument which pulverized re sistance in Belgium Holland and France has called on Italian war Iqr help in the battle with Russia it was disclosed by the nazi high command The disclosure coincided with an announcement that Reichs marshal Hermann W 11 helm Goeringr chief of tfie German air force had just completed a visit o Italy In fighting Thursday against the soviet air force in which the Italian air force took part 38 enemy planes were shot down or destroyed oh the ground a bul letin from Adolf Hitlers Held headquarters said It was the first time Italian planes had been mentioned in ac tion on the soviet front Whether the Germans are suf fering a shortage in planes or pilots was not disclosed but re cent soviet communiques have emphasized heavy German air losses Fridays red army bulletin for example reported 38 planes de stroyed Wednesday against 10 Russian planes missing On the fighting front marshal Semeon Timoshenkos Ukraine armies were reported to have capturedPetropavlovka 70 miles from Dnieperopetrovsk and the JHoseowradio At dviolent lighting was in the KurskKharkov sector and also of Moscow The soviet broadcast said Rus sian troops were battling at the to a town designated only as V on the northwest Kalinin front which might be Velikie Luki 50 miles from the Latvian frontier Velikie Luki has been the target of red army troops driving down from Kalinin through the Valdai hills The Kuibyshev radio said a big battle was in progress in the Val dai hills south of Leningrad AXIS CLAIMS FORCES HAVE OCCUPIED TMEHI In North Africa Premier Mus solinis high command reported axis troops had occupied the Libyan coastal town of Tmimi 60 miles west of Tobruk and 40 miles east of the Jebel El Akdar mouii tain region British headquarters said that there was no change in the land situation and that RAF flyers had a particularly successful day blasting axis communication lines around Jcbel El Akdar FR FOR MOST OF INCUMBENTS Need Congressmen Who Back Government Regardless of Party WASHINGTON Roosevelt told a press conference Friday that when the country is at war we want congressrnei who regardless of party will back up the United States government and have a rscord of backing it up regardless of party In that manner he let it be known that he would view favor ably the reelection of most in cumbents in senate and house The president made his state ment wnen asked for comment on a recent speech by Edward J Flynn democratic national chair man which expressed the opinion tnat election of a congress hostile to the administration would be equivalent to a major military disaster Blackout Ended When Steamboat Whistles and the city ALTON 111 The first second alerts were sounded for citys first blackout test the grew blacker and blacker as the huge Mississippi river were darkened Then a steamboat came whistling around the bend and many residents mistaking th signal switched on their light one minute before the all clear was given W at to Help Him Wake Up ght D Jackson to whose ears in this Wouldnt you be sorrv if So vnvVn TTT 1 f ppont Watching for iur cal T ESS Jap Assault ic FORT SHERIDAN 111 pj right D Jackson to whose ears bugles bleat sounds like a Brahms lullabyhopped into line assembly Friday morning with prayer for Thomas A Edison If it hadnt been for a little comfortably right through break fast and until it was time to get up and get his broom to pay the penalty for oversleeping In the six months hes been in the army Jackson hasnt been able to hear Ihe bugle He missed breakfast eight times and spent hours sweeping out the barracks as a penance Then one day he ran across a phonograph recording device He worked out a few bugleless calls of his own put them on the disk and reported the result astound ing Each morning a sergeant plays the record next to Jacksons bunk It goes like this on Jackson get up The sun is shining and its a beautiful day at Fort Sheridan Cmon out of that personal blackout youre having up and get Now the sergeants going to be getting impatient You dont want him to resort to tickling your toes to get you up do you You dont want him to have to tell Sergeant Murr top sergeant on Wouldnt you be sorry if Ser geant Murr had to get up 15 min utes early just to see that you get up on time Wouldnt you be sorry Ill say you would Listen Sergeant Collins mess sergeant has the mess hall all warm for you and hes serving hot paneackes this morning with a lot of butter on them and sirup Umm umm Doesnt that sound good to you Youre not sroiiig 0 disappoint Sergeant Collins are you And you have to get your cal isthenics and drill this morning good healthy bracing morn in By C YATES McDANIEL SINGAPORE OT the bunder of heavy mortars cannon to break aerial bombs interspersed by the chatter of machineguns thu on S E Manila Bay Destroyed MORE AID IS SENT INVADERS 9 Nipponese Vessels Debark Troops at Ports on Lingayen Gulf WASHINGTON PP Japanese gun emplacements on the south eastern shore of Manila bay ap parently designed lor an attack on the fortress of Corregidor have been destroyed by artillery fire from American fortifications The war department announc ing this Friday also reported in a communique that nine Japanese transports were debarking troops at ports in Lingayen gulf approxi mately 125 miles north of Manila bay to reinforce the large enemy concentrations already in Batan peninsula and otherparts of the Island of Luzon The Batan front the department said was relatively quiet in the past 24 hours decreasing enemy bombing attacks which re suited in no damage text of the communique No 93 of the vfar based on re ports received here up to a m eastern standard time Friday 1 Philippine theater Japanese gun emplacements on the southeastern shore of Manila Bay were destroyed by fire from our fortificationsThese artillery positions were presumably de signed by the enemy for an attack against Corregidor Nine Japanese transports are dt ports in Lingayen gulf debarking troops to reinforce the already very large enemy concentrations m Batan and other points on the Island of Luzon Relative quiet continued all along the front in Batan during the past 24 hours Enemy aerial bombing attacks on our troop posi tions which began early in the day decreased later on They re sulted in no damage Intermittent artillery fire flared up in the cen ter There was some increase in patrol operations in this same gen eral area i 2 There is nothing lo report from other areas1 Patrolman Who Shot Fleeing Car Thief Is Commended by Jury TOLEDO Iowa Tama county coroners jury has exoner ated Highway Patrolman K Rhoades in the death of Thomas Santy 15 Chicago 111 youth fa tally wounded by a bullet from he officers gun during an auto mobile chase near Chelsa Iowa The jury meeting here Wednes day commended the actions of valor and courage displayed by Patrolman Rhoades in perform ance of his duty Canty died at a hospital here Wednesday Rhoades said he fired at the automobile when it sped away as he attempted to question the oc cupants Wednesday The car he aid had been reported stolen at Tipton Iowa Tama County Sheriff John Sharpc said Canty s two compan ons who gave their names as Vlitchell 16 also of Chicago have been turned over to Cedar county authorities to Singapore Fatal for These Japs Axis Press Makes First Speculation on Europe Invasion BERN Switzerland axis press for the first time speculated Friday that the United States and Britain might attempt invasion of Europe in the spring The Italian Admiral Ducci writing in the Review Oggi pre dicted that the British and Ameri cans would remain oh the defen sive in the Pacific devoting their first offensive efforts to prevent ing the axis from launching a new drive against Russia The invasion he said most like ly will be directed against the Balkans or northern Scandinavia ARE INDICTED ON DRUG PRICES National Wholesale Association Charged With Conspiracy WASHINGTON jus tice department announced Friday that a federal grand jury at New ark N J had indicted the Na tional Wholesale Druggists as sociation 23 of its members and 2 officers and agents on a charge of conspiring to violate the Sher man antitrust act The indictment charged fixin the margin of profits on drugs lor wholesalers The department said that it was the first indictment alleging use of fair trade contracts in a man 03 ner not contemplated bv ihc 17and Tom MjllerTydings amendment to the Buys Auto Tax Stamp Cant Figure Out Where to Put It on Mule FOLKSTON Ga Charl on county resident after buying a government automobile tax tamp asked Postmaster V J ickren what he should do with t Told to place it on his wind hield he said he had none Well itick it in a conspicuous place 3ickren advised The buyer said he guessed hed have to get a board and stick it on that What kind of a car do you have anyway asked the postmaster I aint got no car was the re ply All I got is a nmen o te Sherman act or by state fair trade laws H was alleged that profit mar gins were maintained by fKing wholesale prices of drug products and by forcing manufacturers to fix the prices to be paid by ivholc TrS alevcls demanded by them The National Wholesale gists association the department said constitutes the largest group of wholesalers in the nation and dos approximately 80 per cent of to nations wholesale drug busi Senator Gillette D has in troduced a bill S2245 to author ize the presentation of bronze medals to survivors of the Filipino revolutionary army members who cooperated with the United Stales army in bringing about he sur render of Manila in 1893 US and British Flyers Shatter Jap Air Raiders RANGOON Burma American volunteer and British fighter pilots shattered a big Japanese daylight air raid Friday on Rangoon shooting down 10 planes and probably destroying 10 more a communique announced Since the Japanese planes numbered 30 this was a certain score of one down out of three but likely two out of one of the greatest aerial com bat defeats thus far suffered by the enemy The Americans alone shot down seven of the total for sure and were credited with five of those probably destroyed in the fierce blow dealt the raiders who had come back by daylight after pounding Rangoon for the third straight night The American and British fight ers the communique said came through the sky battle without a single loss An army communique reported meanwhile that the situation on the Salween river front has be come quieter in the past 24 hours It said Japanese and British artillery were in action the Japa nese shelling Martaban spasmodi cally without causing damage or casualties and British guns pound ing the Japaneseheld Paan area farther north The Japanese attacked Kin goon with six waves totaling 44 planes by moonlight and ran into the full fury of the defense fighters when they came back at a m for a daylight try at the big port for the Burma road to China The heavy toll of the raiders was taken by the hardhitting Ameri can and British fliers only 24 hours after they scored heavily in an offensive smash of their own at Japanese positions along the Salween river battlefront In that attack the allied bomb ers gave Japaneseheld Paan such a ruinous bombing that a Texas born fighter pilot likened the de struction to that at Coventry A Japanese broadcast claimed that seven British and American and Curtiss P RP shot down in the day light attack on Rangoon airport F R FEELS BETTER WASHINGTON URJA cold has laid up President Roosevelt for the past two days but he re ported Friday that he feels much better 6 Survivors of Allied Tanker Are Landed at East Canadian Port AN EAST COAST CANADIAN PORT survivors of an allied tanker recently torpedoed off Canadian coast have been landed here by a fish ing schooner One man died in the lifeboat just before they were picked up The fate of 42 others of the tankers crew was unknown but those landed here said two other lifeboats managed to get away from the vessel alter the tor pedo explosion GIVEN TERM IN PENITENTIARY Younker Tells Judge He Wont Support Child Given Year lo Consider John Younker was given a in which 1o reconsider a decision not to support his 3 year old daughter when he was sentenced to serve that term in the peniten tiary at Fort Madison on his plea of guilty before District Judge Henry N Graven Friday Younker was indicted for deser tionby the grand jury which re turned a partial report Thursday When brought before Judge Grav en he admitted that he had given his former wife only So on July J after being found guilty Ot contempt of court for failure lo support the child as provided in the divorce decree He had been paroied by Judge raven on the contempt count i the understanding that he would support the child in the fu ture He also had served a sen fence of 6 months in the county jail previously on a desertion charge County Attorney M L Mason represented the state and Ralph Stanfaery was attorney for Younk er at the hearing Friday Phil J Dorweiler Fort Dodge was sentenced to pay a S300 fine on a plea ot guilty to driving while intoxicated while four others indicted by the grand jury m its partial report pleaded not guilty They included Gaylord by Thompson arrested Nov 2 local police on a charge ot drivin while intoxicated and Dave Vas Jka Lloyd Hart and Lewis Leslie Allen all arrested in the First Methodist church on the night of Doc 30 and indicted lor break ing and entering air You dont want to miss that and you sure dont want them to miss you at roll call You bet you dont Then the final blast Morpheus halfNelson taticr ol i Jilclison Set outa that sharpeyed sentinels kept Uert watch Friday for the inevitable Japanese assault by parachutists or waterborne shock troops against the island citadel On an extended tour of posi tions alone the watery nomans land of Johore strait this cor respondent found tens of thou sands of British Australian and Indian soldiers manning the beaches inlets swamps and rubber plantations fronting on the Japanese mainland concen tration points The Singapore radio broadcast an appeal for all ablebodied European civilians to serve with the naval forces constantly pa ADMITS NAZIS ARE IRRITABLE Goebbels Explains Dissatisfaction on Grounds of Overwork BERN Switzerland ganda Minister Paul Joseph Goeb bels acknowledged Friday that there is considerable dissatisfac tion in Germany over the Russian campaign and food and fuel short ages but explained these com plaints on the ground that the people arc overworked and irri Das Reich table In an article in Goebbels declared It doesnt matter whether one wants to curse things occasionally the reasons for this may be varied One complains of the cold another of the shortage of pota toes or coal a third about Ihe overcrowded trains a fourth about the eastern front a tifth about the war iu north Africa AH that really is not bad be cause we all are overworked and irritable Ask thousands ot Germans whether they rather would have war or peace and the answer would be unanimous Peace the propaganda minister went on Ask them whether they would rather fight on or give in and they will tell you they want to con tinue fighting no matter how long That is why we face all the grave problems of these winter months with supreme confidence We are invincible because we have one in our own strength HILL IS GIVEN 6 YEAR TERM Secretary to Fish Is Ordered to Prison on Perjury Charges WASHINGTON George Hill second secretary to Repre sentative Hamilton Fish RN Friday was sentenced in dis trict court to serve from two to six years in prison for perjury Hill was convicted on two counts of testifying falsely before a Dis trict of Columbia grand jury which was investigating nazi propaganda activities and was sentenced to two to six years on each count with the terms to run concur rently Specifically Hill was convicted of falsely denying that he knew George Sylvester Viercck a reg istered German agent and with falsely denying that he ordered certain mailbags containing franked congressional matter placed in a storeroom of Repre sentative Fish Buy your defense savings stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy or at the GG business office adian coasts in recent weeks MINNFSnTAf u 11 Of lhe 17 Previous attacks 1 hayc in sinkings and i on me lanKer alalav noon y afCr damaSed shiP made port noon IN MASON CITY JlobcGazelte weather statistics Maximum Thursday 34 Minimum Thursday night 31 At 8 a m Friday 3 Precip race YFAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimtim m Precipitation tvacc TOKIO SAYS 2 NE I CRUISERS SUN KIN ATTACK Assert 3rd Dutch Ship Damaged and American Cruiser Also Hit trolling the shoreline in launches i and other small craft The use of only Europeans for this service likely would prevent the Japanese from trying to land disguised as natives Meanwhile alarm the e morale of Singapores Asiatics in creased in some British quarters There were forthright admissions that the flight of Europeans might dp more damage to morale among Singapores Chinese and Malayan population than all the bombs the Japanese have dropped Patrols worked constantly up and down the creek mouths which cut into the north shore of Singa pore island within rifle shot of Japanese positions across the strait where at any hour the Japanese might try to throw a bridge of boats and men In other vantage spots stationary lookouts kept on guard for parachutists similarityof theL present situation to that of with the proximity of the foe emphasizing Hie danger a has impressed the threat of vertical envelopment on Singapores de fenders But the British Imperials no longer will be taken by surprise Special attention is being given to the parachute threat Singapore had four air raid alarms before 9 a m Friday Bombs were dropped during the the first three alerts but hurri cane fighters exidently drove off the fourth wave before its racks could be emptied Friday rounded out the first full week of Japanese siege The full strength which the enemy had poured into Malaya for the two month advance to the strait nf Johore apparently was still moving up to the invasion coast or still was being disposed in jumpoff points for the assault on Singa pore By and large the battle of Sing apore now has become a game 26 MISSING AS TANKER SINKS American Vessel Is Torpedoed by Enemy Sub Off Atlantic Coast BULLETIN ATLANTIC CIT1 X jr Up Twelve survivors of the American lanker India Arrow reached shore Friday to report that their ship had been tor pedoed by a submarine and that 26 creumembers were missing WASHINGTON navy department announced Friday that the tanker India Arrow owned by the SoconyVacuum Oil com pany of New York had been tor pedocd by an enemy submarine olf the Atlantic coast Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Considerably colder Friday afternoon and Friday night fresh winds dimin ishing Friday night IOWA Considerably colder Friday v ulc lolu afternoon and Friday night shP reported attacked by enemy fresh winds diminishing Friday submarines off the U S and Can No other details of the tor pedoing were given out by navy department The India Arrow is the the 18th 16 rrJMo A nave resulted in sinkings and i colder south portion Friday af only one instance that It the at fd I day night scat tack on the tanker Malav D The India Arrow built in 1921 at Quincy Mass is listed as an 8327ton vessel 4683 feet long Its home port was given as New York GOES WHOLE WAY WENATCHEE Wash fi Carl Graham went the whole i cffoit Hc lus SJaOO savings in defense bo and then enlisted in the navv blow fa By ROGER 0 GREENE Associated Press War Editor Japan claimed a destructive ow to Dutch naval power in the U Pacific Friday sent fresh re nforcements into the battle of the Philippines and unleashed a vio lent aerial assault upon the siege bound defenders of Singapore land On the united nations side of he ledger the news brought few iright that the ABCD allies were still grimly lohling fighting desperately for ime against the arrival of prom ised great reinforcements Two allied beacons shone forth in the general gloom 1 Sharpshooting American flyers and British RAK pilots shattered a big Japanese daylight raid on Rangoon shooting down 10 planes and probably destroying 10 more without a single loss to themselves 2 Gen Douglas MacArthurs irtiUerymen smashed Japanese batteries which had been massed the southeast Manila shore icross the bay from Batan pen nsula to bombard Corregidor island fortress Washington military and naval experts frankly acknowledged that the situation at the end the second month of war was serious despite Japanese losses more than 100 ships and thousands men Only the delivery of huge rein forcements a most difficulttask at this time can turn the tide against the farflung Japanese in vaders it was conceded In an Englishlanguage propa ganda broadcast imperial Tokio headquarters asserted liiat Japa nese naval planes had virtually annhilated the Dutch Indies N E I cruisers sunk a third heavily an attack in the Java sea south of Macassar Strait Both Washington and London have previously discounted such Japanese claims as extravagant Moreover observers pointed out that even with crippling blows to her cruiser force the Indies still presumably had a powerful strik ing weapon in destroyers end sub marines The Tokio communiftue also asserted that a United States cruiser of the 7050ton Mar blehead type had been badly damaged and another 5000ton ship sunk In Washington the navy de partment said it had no infor mation here on the Japanese claim ot a U S cruiser damaged in the Java sea attack which took place Feb 4 the day after the mass Japanese air raid on Soer abaja naval base The Javn sea lies between Bor neo and the Island of Java head quarters of Gen Sir Archibald P Wavelfs united nations command m the southwest Pacific The Japanese air action re sulted in virtual annihilation of the Duch navy imperial Tokio headquarters said Domci reported that Japanese planes also sank a 10000ton ship set a 6000lon vessel afire and scored bomb hits on three 3000ton craft in an attack on a transport convoy escorted by cruisers and destroyers in the Strait of Malacca just west of Singapore TransIsthmian Road Used for First Time BALBOA Canal Zone Panama Canal safeguard has been established in a 48mile transIsthmian highway over which army machines can travel oceantoocean in two hours At places the route is only a oneway graded trail hacked through dense tropical jungle but army trucks traversed it for the first time this week demonstrating its avail ability m any emergency involving the vital canal and closely paral leling railway County Defense Bond Chairmen Will Meet DES MOfNES L Clark Iowa state defense savings bond administrator Friday issued a call for all defense bond county chairmen to meet at 10 a m next Wednesday in the house chamber 1CJ Jie cxPlaincd that plans d would be perfected for a forlh nds coming direct solicitation cam paign over the state   

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