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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7 1049 7HJS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS ASSOCIATED PHKS ANBUKjrg LEASED SECTION NO 103 BLAST JAP BO ATS IN JOHORE STRAIT Iowa University Chosen to Be 1ST CONTINGENT Tii pry Tfl iniii A CITY ON APRIL 9 Toughening Process Will Be Provided for American Seahawks WASHINGTON State University of Iowa has been chosen by the navy department to be an Annapolis of the Air in a war program to train 30000 avia tion cadets yearly The University of Georgia was named as the site for a naval LIIV aiiu 1U1 U tlUVet antraining station and two more r are to be se lected in west ern and eastern officials KNOX areas said Secretary Knox announc ed late Friday that the two schools selectee have agreed to provide build 1 n g s and naval athletic and cation activities dormitories to house approximately 2000 men at a time at each school classroom ipace for all necesary academic phases of the training program i o for feedinS approximate ly 2 000 men and the necessary number of beds in the University hospital for naval use i month preliminary process course will be grven at each of the universities for naval cadets selected for the training program Announcing the program for tanning 2500 air cadetfmonthly finn anauai induction of 30 000 pilots Secretary Knox said t designed to make our sea 5 strongest the most dar mg and the most determined type of airmen in the world Representative Jacobscn D ne navy had flim that the Iowa unit v 0rl student per month ren al basis at an amount be determined he iaid and approxi aVttes1900 WU1 bC All of the instructors and mem bers of the faculty will be navy men and they expect to have oaU instructors No specialized group will be selected for the training Appli cants for aviation cadets will be entered and they will come from all midwestern states There will be no flight training FIRST CONTINGENT TO ARRIVE APRIL 9 vI0f A CITY u Hancner of the unversity said the first contingent of ap proximately 313 men will arrive on the campus April 9 and subse quent units will reach the campus at two week intervals The navy chose the quadrangle during the first World war as a barracks for sol be the first dormitory occupied by the naval contingent he continued It can accomodate JJ3U men Details of evacuation of the quadrangle now filled with stu dents are being arranged Presi dent Hancher said Units arriv ing after it is occupied will be housed In Hillcrest another men s dormitory The fieldhouse will be used by both the navy and university physical education department and members of the new unit will re ceive medical care at the univer sity hospital Cadets will receive physical training and ground instruction in their own unit under the super vision of their own officers Each contingent will move to a flight training base from Iowa City and as each unit leaves another troup will take it place After June 18 Hancher said the corps will have a continuous strength of approxi mately 2000 cadets and 300 offi cers The training unit will require readjustments which will be in convenient to some of our stu dents President Hancher said but we are confident that they glad to make the necessary to what the neighbors might think or say is expected to prove a powerful deterrent to sugar hoard in u stamp rationing plan which will start in a few weeks with reg istration of con sumers In their neigh borhood school houses The announce ment by Price Administva tor Leon Henderson that school teachers would be his agents in handling the consumers for HENDERSON applications of vuniuiimiH IOI tamp for every adult and child in the the sugar rationing plan like that for tires and tubes on a neigh borhood basis That fact some officials thought might be as effective as the stern Each householders knowledge that the people next door might gossip and that the gossip might reach the ears of the local ration ing boards which will supervise the issuance of stamp books might head off any inclination to hoard sugar these officials noted Far from threatening consum ers that talebearing might take place however Henderson Fri day based his appeal for co operation solely on patriotic Jhe first time every person in the country now has an opportunity to make a direct contribution to the war Other OPA officials said the temptation to hoard might disap pear as individuals discovered they could get along all right on 12 ounces a week and that the war production board was responsible for guaranteeing that this amount or close to it would be available unfailingly in grocery stores The person who registers for his familys Pols Rescued Him lion declaring the amount of sugar m his home On the application form will be a reminder that mak ing false statements to any federal agency is a criminal offense car rying penalties up to 510000 fine or 10 years imprisonment Those whose family supply exceeds two pounds per person will have an appropriate num ber of stamps detached from the front of their books Since each stamp will be numbered for use in 28 consecutive weeks those lackmsr ihe first few stamps will have to use up the sugar in the cupboards before getting more Each stamp will entitle the book holder to buy a specified amount of sugar probably 12 ounces a week Consumers will tender stamps to the grocer along with their money and the grocer will paste the stamps on a card which he must turn in to the wholesaler in order to replenish his own sugar bins Many details of the plan rougli sketched by Henderson re mained to be filled in later Plan Million in Army Air Force WEST POINT TO TRAIN PILOTS New Goal More Than Doubles Previously Announced Program wai flepartment announced Saturday mat the army air forces would be expanded to a million officers and men this year and double tha number 1 a t e i on As a part o the expansion plan a numbci of cadets at the military emy at acad Wes Marshall graduation Pointwill be g r a d uated as pilots and thus have a year foi air tra in ing which is now required aftei The announcement was author ized by General George C Mar shall the chief of staff who was at the academy Saturday He saic flying instruction at the academy would be added next month it Sf V new goal tiidrvv iuu neces readjustments and thereby o make their personal contributions to the war effort The quality of instruction of fered by the university o its students will not be affected in any way On the contrary we The new goal for the air forces more than doubles prev iously announced plans Secretary of War Slimson on the eve of the war said the air forces would bs enlarged to a minimum of 400000 men by next June 30 Only Britains hoyal Airforce and nazi Germanys luftwaffe are credited with such numbers of lyers and ground forces now pro jected for the United Slates army The new expansion plan dove uls with President Roosevelts inounced objective to produce 185000 war planes in the next wo years with the 1042 objec tive set at 60000 Elementary basic and ad vanced flying training will be given at Slewart field o ali West Point cadets who desire pilot training and can pass the required flipht physical exam ination Cadets receiving flying instruc tion will receive the same acad emic instruction as others but the flying training will replace certain parts of existing tacti cal studies The initial group to begin fly ing training will be members of the class of 1942 graduating this believe that the presence of cadets in our community will stimulate our students to in creased endeavor as they pre pare themselves for wartime service and for the tasks of re construction after the war University officials received the following wire from Henry C Siull of Sioux City Iowa state board of education president The state board of education is happy to have the state university of Iowa selected for the training of naval aviation cadets We bc licvc that the state of Iowa and the entire middle west will be gratified to learn that such a vital part of our training is to be lo cated at the university y 2 Lashed inPearl Harbor Probe Apply for Retirement Request of Kimmel and Short to Quit Are Under Consideration WASHINGTON JP Major General Walter C Short and Rear Admiral Husband E Kimmel the commanders in Hawaii al the time of the Japanese attack on Pear Harbor have applied for retire ment to civil life The announcement came simul taneously Saturday from the wai and navy departments General Short w ho c o m manded the armys Hawaiian de partment and Admiral Kimmol the Pacific fleet commander have been without assignment since they were ordered relieved from their posts by President Roose velt ten days after the surprise air raid on the Pacific outpost Both were charged with dere liction of duty in the report of liie Roberts commission which inves tigated the attack Secretary of War Stimson said that Shorts application was now under consideration by the war department but gave no hint as to what action would be taken A commissioned officer for ap proximately 40 years he is elig ible for retirement on his own ap plication y The navy said also that Kim mel s application was under con sideration Women Not Quite So Choosy Ad Indicates THERMOPOLIS Wyo War has made the women folks not quite so choosy attest this ad m the classified columns of a newspaper Husband sum mer I advertised for redheaded western heman husband Now I just a husband Can cook am young and have a little money Probe Report Axis in Africa Uses French Aid WASHINGTON UR Under secretary of State Sumner Welles aid Saturday that inquiries were being made of Vichy re ports that the axis campaign in Africa was being aided by sup f lnm Dreams He Kicked Jap Soldier How Walks With Limp ALBUQUERQUE N Mex 7Add to the list of war casualties who is walking with a decided limp He dreamed he was kicking a Japanese soldier His effort registered on the bed post 5 Youths Pool Tires and Rims Start for Vacation in Florida ELGIN III youths pooled an assortment of tires and rims bid rationing worries good by and left in a rumble seat road ster for a Florida vacation Bob Mason provided the car each of thc and wheel For officers who might be come suspicious of the odd as sortment of Wheels the boys have a letter from Mayor Myron M iehman who vouched for their honesty Nazis Renew Heavy Air Raids Against Malta VALETTA Malta re newal of neavy German air raids on Malta revived fears Saturday that an invasion attempt might be impending Defense officials de scribed the raids of the last 48 hours as ihe worst of the war for this island which probably is the most frequently bombed spot in Plan Advance Check on Cabinet Officers Talks WASHINGTON while house announced Saturday that cabinet members undcrsccrctarie ind federal would 3c asked to submit any speeches ncy make from now on to the of fice of facts and figures for prior PIPara clearance A primary question which may not be answered for severa months was how additional sugai would be doled out to housewives who wish to do home canning anc preserving Because the fruttcannimr season is not imminent OPA is leaving he question for later s decision merely promising that such sugar will be made avail able in plenty of time It will come from stocks withheld from ine general rationing as will supplies for restaurants and hotels OPA officials said they recog nized that household cannin ol fruits and vegetables would be an important factor in conserving he nations supply of perishable foods The tentative ration figure of 12 ounces of sugar per person pei week will leave ample for canning purposes and for persons who do not cal at home they said be cause the total 1942 supply is es timated at about one pound per capita MAY PUT CEILING PRICE ON SUGAR Henderson Prepared to Take Step If Voluntary Means Are Unsuccessful WASHINGTON Ad ministrator Leon Henderson Saturday toe government waa prepared o set maximum retail prices on sugar unless prices are voluntarily kept in bounds Consumers who find retail sugar prices more than one cent higher for a five pound bag than prices were during ihe first week of De cember 1941 should protest to storekeppcrs Henderson added commenting Any increase much greater than that is profiteering pure and simple Although sugar supplies may be smaller than usual in some pans of the country he said the rationing plan will shortly be instituted by OPA and there will be fair sharing of supplies for everyone Jn this situation scarcity is absolutely no justification for price increases Every wholesale sugar buyer is entitled to receive during the month of February 80 per cent of the amount of sugai he received in February 1941 Extensive Spy Hunt Launched in Australia CANBERRA Australia Many persons have been ques tioned and others are under close surveillance in a commonwealth wide spy hunt started wilh the knowledge that at least one im ppriant military secret has readied lokio it was disclosed Saturday 45 Survivors Reach East Canadian Port COAST CANADIAN PORT survivors reaching here in three lifeboats reported Saturday that ari enemy submarine had sunk their coastal freighter off the Canadian coast iwentysevcn crewmen were still missing CANT PLAY IX SAND PHOENIX Ariz This tough Scot was among the British prisoners re fones caPtured Halfaya Pass in but U S Pursuit Planes Shoot Down Jap Fighters Near Bali Artillery Assault Is Opened Against Batan Manila Bay Forts WASHINGTON pursuit planes have gene into ac tion in a new war touristfamed island of Bali while the Japanese have opened an artillery assault on Americanheld island forts in Manila bay and on Gen Douglas MacArthurs lines n Batan peninsula the war de partment disclosed Saturday A squadron of eight American P40 pursuit planes was at tacked by a greatly superior force of Japanese fighters and bombers near Bali an island which lies east of Java The American planes shot down at least three of the enemy craft One American plane was de stroyed ami another is missinf Meantime Americanheld Fort Mills Drum and Hughes in Mti lila bay were subjected lo a thrce lour arlillcry barrage but suf crcd no material damage Fort Mills is on the stronghold of Cor The other two forts arc on smaller islands hvthe bay Most of the fire the communique said vas concentrated on Fort Drum which is an unusually small but icavily armed post constructed along the lines of a battleship Heavy enemy artillery fire also vas reported against MacArlhurs ines in Batan The departments communique delailing reports received up to a m Saturday said he island forts returned the enemy ire with undetermined results he department said Friday that ur big guns on the islands had iestroyed Japanese artillery cm jlacemcnts on the southeastern hore of Manila bay but Saturdays ommunique indicated some of the uuiimiumuuc inaicaica some ot the Nation on War Time Monday By GEORGE S MILLS In By GEORGE S MILLS DBS MOINES Robert xmis Stevenson didnt know it of course but he penned the theme 3oem of the new war time when he wrote In winlcr I ret up And dress by jelloncand In Miimner quite the other hare to JTD to bed by d The weather bureau Sat urday disclosed the sun wont rise icre Monday morning until a m under the national daylight avings law or just about the time housands of Iowa children go rudging off to school nn UUlll 802 p m on June 21 long after the theoretical go to bed hour for preschool tots The sun will set Monday at 639 p m war time On Dec 21 usual y the shortest day of the year the sun will rise here at 838 a m and will set at p m under the new time schedule On June 21 tisuallv the est day the sun wont rise until a m The congressional act shovin the clocks of the nation an hour ahead takes effect at 2 a m Mon day Many of the 2538000 lowans however are planning to devote Sunday to practice by pushing the hands ahead an hour Saturday njght The weather bureau said the sun rises about 14 minutes earlier in Davenport lhan here with he sun s Monday morning appearance in the Mississippi river city sched uled for about a m It all comes out even at nisjht how ever with the sun going down correspondingly earlier or about p m in Davenport In Sioux City the bureau added the whole program will run about 14 minutes later there was talk around about seeing whether simi lar tricks might not be played with the calendar It seems to me said Joe Doe that something ought to be done about shoving the calendar ahead right by March That month is no good for lot of wind and bluster useless rain and snow vanishing coal piles in come taxes Why not leap from February to April Then every four years we could have leap year day and April fools day come riaht to gether enemy guns had remained stand ing for the new enemy fire came from that direction Little infantry action was re ported from Baljin during he last 24 hours but enemy dive bombers were active Two of MacArthurs small force of fishi er planes engaged four Japa nese dive bombers and shot down one of them Neither of the American craft was dam aged n The Japanese artillery fire both on Batan and the island forts to sether with Fridays disclosure that new enemy reinforcements were being landed in Luzon indi cated that liic enemy was prepar ing for an allout assault against the remaining American positions m the Philippines Saturdays communique also re vealed that Japanese forces in Manila and on the Cavite shore of Manila bay arc under the com mand of Licuf Gen Sosuimi Mo rioka Japanese troops facing Mac Arthur previously have been re ported to be under Lieut Gen Masaharu Homma Convict Editor Checks Out to Cover Story He Is Still Missing ONTARIO Cal PRueuff Laybourne 38 of Los Angeles editor of the convicts newspaper at Californias honor prison at Clujio checked out Thursday night to cover an assignment Supt Kcnyon J Scudder asked Califor nia officers to pick up Laybourne fo story should require that much time he said Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change m temperature Saturday after noon and Saturday night IOWA Colder in cast and cen tral portions Saturday afternoon and in extreme east portions Saturday night Warmer in west Saturday night MINNESOTA Colder southeast Saturday aftcoon followed by warmer west anC north portions Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 32 Minimum Friday night 1 At 8 a m Saturday YEAR Maximum R Minimum m Precipitation trace SORTIE SEEN AS POSSIBLE TEST FOR SINGAPORE Vichy Reports British Have Poured Oil on Mile Wide Water Strip By ROGER D GKEENE Associated press War Editor Singapores defense guns blasted small invasiontype Japanese boats in the strait of Johore Sat urday the eighth critical day of siege while enemy longrange batteries for the first time lobbed shells into residential districts of the beleaguered island city The small boat sortie it was believed may have been a feint to test out a purported death trap ot flaming oil devised by the British A Vichy broad cast quotingdispatches from said the British had poured thousands of gallons of oil into the milewide lohore strait apparently intending to set it afire if the Japanese at tempted to cross On other fronts of he far Pa cific conflict DUTCH INDIES Countering an assertion by imperial Tokio headquarters that Japanese naval planes had virtually annihil ated the Dutch fleet in an at tack Feb 4 in ilia Java sea N E 1 headquarters announced crisp The Netherlands Indies fleet is absolutely intact at sea and ready for action The Dutch high command ac knowledged that Japanese inva siion forces had won control ot most of Amboina island site of the Indies second biggest naval base which lies between Celebes island and New Guinea in the Moluccan sea JAPAN Tokio headquarters amplifying its claim Friday thai two Dutch cruisers had been sunk in the Java sea asserted that a United States light cruiser of the Marblehcad class and a Dutch cruiser of the Java class were damaged beyond repair in the same attack The 3350lon Dutch cruiser Tromp was also listed as heavily damaged TUc navy department in jngton said Friday it had no information on any such attack on a U S cruiser AMERICAN Ger man high command in an Kng lishlanguage propaganda broad cast asserted that naL Uboals operating oft the Atlantic coast ol North America had sunk six more merchant vessels totalling 38000 tons Berlin said the toll had now reached 55 with a ton nage of 390000 Latest Washing ton figures list only 17 ships sunk in United States and Canadian waters warplancs again heavily attacked Itangoon the Burmese capital but sharp shooting American and British flyers shot down two of 24 raid ing planes and damaged two others without loss to themselves Counting 10 planes known de stroyed Friday the total con firmed Japanese loss in Burma was listed at 12 compared with five defense planes lost and one damaged reports broad cast by the German radio said Japanese troops launched a big offensive Thursday encircling Chinese troops in Chantun Province No delails were forthcoming from Singapore itself regarding the supposed flamingoil Irap in Johore adaptation ot the ancient tactic of hurling boiiinf oil on attackers of castles Dispatches from Batavia Fri day said the Dutch had planned a similar walloffire defense to combat seaborne Japanese invaders of Balik Papan Borneo oil port but that a driving rain storm intervened Singapore reported the Jap anese were repeatedly bombing and shelling oil storage tanks on the north shore of the island and that black smoke was rolling over the waterfront As the violence of the sieee mounted LieulGen A E Pcrci val the British commander ac knowledged that some men plane ships and supplies had left the island but he declared grimly We will hold Singapore There is no question about it The withdrawal he said docs not mean that the islands de fenses have been weakened or that air force and navy have abandoned Singapore They have gone to place whence they can bomb Japanese bases just as effectively and build   

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