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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             OF COVP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME fly AND ARCHIVES MOINCS I A VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES V1W rFVTe jt THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 106 SINGAPORE STILL HOLDS OUT EPITORS NOTE ing That brief message written at the end of a fragmentary but poignant dispatch telling of tearful air raids on Singa pore during its last stand against the Japanese was the last word received by the Associated Press from its staff reporter in Singapore C Yates McDan iel Hopping Jap Planes Subject Singapore to Constant Raids U MCDANIEL McDaniel was the last American Instead of placing the routine timeslug at the beginning of his message McDaniel marked it def initely last Chinaborn Mcpaniel has spent much of his life in the orient The dispatch received Wednesday morning was the first word from him since he sent a bizarre ac count of the contrasts in Singapore life Tuesday than 24 Hours before his delinitcly was received By C YATES aicDAVIEL SINGAPORE Feo 3 p m central war time planes the downtown district subjected Singapore city to almost constant raids Wednesday morning Antiaircraft gun crews kept up a strong fire against the planes but still they flew over the city An outlying broadcasting station to which I was tuned wentdead in the midst of a broadcast in Mal ayan urging the people of Singa pore to stand firm British fighter pilots still were taking on the enemy against over whelming odds It makes me ashamed of myself sitting here with my heart beating faster than their old motors when I think what chance those lads have of getting back in their an If ever brave men earned un dying glory those RAF pilots have this tragic morning There are many other brave men in Singapore today Not far away are antiaircraft batteries in open must be to have a clear field of fire Please overlook the break in continuity but a packet of bombs just landed so close I had to duck behind a wall which I hoped would the blast But those gun crews keep on fighting their guns peppering smoke into Ihe limited ceiling ev eiy time Japanese planes come HART RELIEVED OF FAR EASTS NAVY COMMAND Helfrich Dutch Vice Admiral Will Lead Allied Sea Forces WASHINGTON navy announced Tuesday that Admiral Thomas C Hart had been relieved of his assignment as chief of allied naval forces in the western Pacific and that Vice Admiral C E L Helfrich of the Royal Netherlands navy had been designated as his successor The navy said Hart was ill Hrvrt 64 requested to be re V lieVedfrom thejOl important naval his nealttr but no Information as to the nature of the illness was given out Hart formerly was commander of the United States Asiatic fleet This was reorganized last week the reorganization being an nounced Feb 7 and at that time Hart became commander of the combined naval forces in the AmericanBritishDutch Austral ian area The American commanders ac tually in direct charge of the United States naval forces opera ting in that area were then an nounced as Vice Admiral William A Glassford Jr in the southwest Pacific and Vice Admiral Herbert F Leary in the AustralianNew Zealand area Admiral Helfrich who now be comes acting commander com bined naval forces ABDA area is the supreme commander of the Netherlands East Indian navy He Is 55 years old a native of Java and a graduate of the naval col lege of Den Helder the Nether lands He was a classmate of Cap tain Ranneft Netherlands naval attache here THOMAS C HART is reason Cowboy Who Assisted Blackout by Firing at Lights Is Sued HOLLYWOOD Stewart Hamblin cowboy singer of the screen and raflio found himself in trouble Wednesday for shooting out city lights with his heaviest six guns during the Ttec 10 black out When the city failed to darken the lights immediately on Hamb lins streets the cowboy under took to blackout the area himself He was sued for S4912 Wednes day for damaging public property I was afraid I was going lo be bombed Hamblin said and didnt know of any quicker way lo get those lights out Candidacy for Announced by Cedar Rapids Attorney Has 1 wice Served as Lieutenant Governor CEDAR EAP1DS Lieut Gov Bourke B Hicfcen looper of Cedar Rapids Wednesday announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for gov ernor on a platform of elimination of all nonessential spending He is the third candidate to enter the gubernatorial race The other aspirants to date are Iowa Secretary of State Earl G Miller and George J Callahan of Ne vada Hickenloopers announcement sets up the second major state GOP battle for the June primaries A threeway scrap is in the pro cess of development for the GOP senatorial nomination Jlickenlooper Cedar Rapids lawyer twice wSTfieBef lieutenant governor He pre viously served two terms in the Iowa house as one of the two Linn county representatives As a loyal American his cam paign statement said your first purpose and mine is to win the war This means full support of the president as our commander inchief and backing to the limit tiie boys of Iowa who are offering their lives for our country The gigantic cost of this war must be paid It will during the years to come call for the greatest effort on our part that any nation has ever put forth In order to meet this obligation all non essential spending must be avoided National state and local governments must practice every economy consistent with efficien cy public necessity and the main tenance of our humanitarian obli gations We must look ahead now lo ihe readjustments of peace rights and powers which have necessarily been delegated to the national government in emergency must be promptly re turned to the people Every citi zen must be protected in his that almost constantly The air clear has just WHAT AJOKE From the window I can see three Japanese planes flying low not a mile away A few minutes ago I heard a tragic twoway telephone conver sation Eric Davis director of the Mal ayan Broadcasting corporation urged Gov Sir Shenton Thomas for permission to destroy the out lying broadcasting station The governor demurred saying the situation was not too bad and re fused to issue a direct order Davis telephoned the station in question instructing the staff to keep on the air but to stand by for uiKent orders We tuned in on its wavelength In the middle of a broadcast in Malayan urging the people Singaporeto stand lirm the sta tion went dead I am leaving now in a car which I swear I will put into forward gear and head straight into the straits of Malacca I left one car for the Japanese in Nanking in 1937 but never cgain Dont expect to hear from me for many days but please inform Mrs McDaniel Hotel Preanger Bandoeng Java that f have left this land of the living and the dying Governor Is Hickenlooper right to work at good wages or to run his farm or his business with a minimum of interference a minimum of local and slate taxes and with an income suf ficient to maintain his family and his government Me also promised that the many state and local issues of vital in terest to Iowa will be frankly and fully discussed from time to time as the campaign progresses and I will make my position clear on these matters Hickenlooper was born July 21 1896 of EnglishDutch parentage in Stockton Taylor county Iowa His parents both are natives of Taylor county and still live on a farm in that county He attended Iowa State college at Ames from 1914 until 1917 when he enlisted in the army He served 21 months in this country and in France in the field artillery He was gradu ated from Iowa State after the war and he thereupon entered the University of Iowa law school where he obtained his degree in 1922 The Hickenloopers have two children June 12 and David 9 RESISTANCE OF NAZIS STIFFENS Grip of Winter Is Abating in Russia Fighting Is Violent By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Adolf Hitlers invasion armies thrown back nearly 200 miles in some sectors were reported def initely stiffening their resistance Wednesday as the paralyzing grip of winter abated and fighting in creased in violence along the en tire 1200mile front London military quarter paid the Germans now were making a determined stand Official soviet dispatches how ever declared the red armies were colinuing to advance cap turing a number of villages and German fortifications on the southwest Ukraine front For the second successive day Hitlers high command cited new Russian attempts to break out of Leningrad and declared they had been repulsed REPORT BRITISH THRUSTS LIBYA THROWN BACK On the north African front a German communique reported strong enemy reconnaissance forces were thrown back while British headquarters reported no change in the general situation Turkey was reported by an in formed semidiplomatic source in Istanbul lo have agreed to divert to Russia a purl of American and British supplies consigned to her in payment for soviet mili tary aid in esrly days of the Turkish republic BULLETINS LONDON head quarters said Wednesday night that the French liner Marechal lorfre lias escaped from Japanese held Manila with a crew com posed of 63 French officers and men and a number of United States merchant marine officers and seamen BERN ff Generalissimo Francisco Franco of Spain and Premier Antonio de Olivcra Sala zar of Portugal are meeting Wednesday night at Seville Spain dispatches from Spain re ported Wednesday RANGOON Burma A British army communique an nounced Wednesday night that Martaban on the west bank of the Salween river is now in Japanese hands NEW YORK URVThe London radio said Wednesday that Radio Singapore had closed down tem porarily with an announcement that it would broadcast news again at midnight GMT 7 p m Loss Caused by Carter Lake Fire CARTER LAKE swept through the Chez Paree night club Wednesday consuming all but a portion of the walls of the rambling logslab sided building The blaze starting with a defective ventilating fan caused loss estimated by Babe Markel an employe at LANDIS STARTS REVAMPING OF SETUP IN OCD Hopes Mrs Roosevelt Will Continue to Serve as Assistant WASHINGTON M Landis on his first day as the new chief of the office of civilian de fense disclosed Wednesday that a thorough reorganization was under way in OCD Landis former dean of Harvard law school was named Tuesday by President Roosevelt to succeed Mayor Fiorello H LaGuardia of New York as head of the agency which has been under fire in con gress for indulging in what critics The new director told a press conference that Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt who is assistant director of OCD is at work on a thorough reorganization of her community and volunteer par ticipation division He said he helping her in this Asked whether Mrs Roosevelt would continue as assistant direc tor Landis said he certainly hoped she would until she fin ished this reorganization He in dicated such reorganization would be completed shortly To a question as to whether Mrs Roosevelt would remain after this reorganization Landis re plied 1 cant commit Mrs Roose velt Can 3ou commit Mr LandisV the reporter continued I can commit Mr Landis Landis said with a smile when the time comes In regard to Melvyn Douglas movie actor Landis said a bit emphatically that he appointed him to head the arts council in OCD upon my own initiative and my own judgment Douglas is not Betting a sal ary of as stated in a re port hat last week veri ficil by an OCD press official Landis said but is technically on the rolls without compensa tion and sets 510 a day and traveling expenses when away from home1 Landis said that he was draft ing a telegram to Douglas em ployers in Hollywood asking them to relieve the actor of his com mitments in order that he might give his full time to his job here which is to channel artistic talents to the local state and federal de fense program needs Otherwise Douglas was committed to leave next week for Hollywood to make another picture Also Landis said discussions were under way between his of fice the budget bureau bureau and Federal Security Administra tor Paul V McNutt as lo whether the physical fitness section which has especially drawn congression al ire rightly belonged in OCD or under McNuUs division charged with coordination of health and welfare defense activities Human Bat Joins American Paratroops DALLAS Tex now on the human bat will do all his swooping from a U S army plane Elmo Bannister 31 Terrell Tex veteran carnival parachut ist whose thrill specialty calls for flying most of the way to the ground with the aid of batlike wings was accepted by the army parachute corps Buy your defense saving stamps from your Globe Gazette carrier boy or at the GG business office Dolliver of Fort Dodge Is Candidate for U S Senate Former Iowa Legion Commander Seeks GOP Nomination in June FORT DODGE I Dolliver Fort Dodge attorney and a former commander of the Iowa American Legion Wednesday an nounced his candidacy for the re publican nomination for the United States senate in the June pri maries Mr Dolliver is the second can diriale to enter what may be one of the hottest major republican primary battles in this state in re cent years Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mark G Thornburg of Emmets burg has announced his candidacy and Gov George A Wilson is re garded as a certain third entry This iMr Dollivers first state ppli tiis Dolliver nephew of Iowas famous progressive Senator Jon athan P Dolliver also of Fort DoffEc taught school at Hum boldt and Alta folloivins his graduation from Morningside college leaving Ihe teaching field to enter the army in World war 1 Dolliver took up the study of law following his dis charge after the armistice Jim as he is known to friends in every county in the state has been active in civic and public af fairs He was Webster county at torney from 1925 to 1929 He is present chairman of the Webster county selective service board and is serving his second term as p member of the Fort Dodge school board He is a former trustee of Morn ingside college and has been prominent nationally in the Meth odist church serving as a lay member of the judicial council of the general conference of that church Dolliver is married and the father of four children He is a member of the American Legion Masons Loyal Order of Moose and Elks lodge With our nation at war all our effort must be directed toward a victory for our armed forces Mr Dolliver declared Our people are united for that common purpose There can be no compromise with or appeasement of the totalitarian dictators There is he utmost need of in telligent cooperation among all our people All parties must work together and render whatever scr JAMES I DOLLIVER vice and make whatever sacrifice may be required But we must do all in our power to make sure that the dollars and dimes givei generously and gladiy by all oui people arc used for the defense of our country and not for the enrich ment of grafters Tiie senators elected next November will serve for six Years During thai time tiie sen ate of the United Slates will be confronted with war time and peace time problems We must not only carry Ihe war lo a vic torious conclusion but must like wise plan a peace which will be honorable and lasting In the words of Lincolns second in augural address let us do all which may achieve and cherish a jnsl and lastingpeace ourselves and with all nations The underlying issue for Americans in this worldwide con flict is the preservation of our way of life he concluded We must make sure that in winning the conflict abroad we do not destroy our own form of government by means of which through a century imri a half we have developed free dom and selfgovernment based upon juslicc and the rights of the individual citircn This way of life we will defend lo the last man In so pledging ourselves we invoke the sacred memories of our na tions defenders in ill our history and the blessing of Almighty Think Extra Year May Be Added to War By JOHV 31 HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON im ninent fall of Singapore was de scribed in military quarters here Wednesday as a blow of terrible consequences for the dis aster which would add at least an extra year to a long Pacific war It makes a successful defense of the Dutch East Indies highly problematical according to this informed opinion and probably means thai he united nations must fall back eventually on Australia as their main bastion between Hawaii and India Moreover all the strategic ad vantages at Singa pore or other key points fallen or yet to be bought back some day slowly and painfully at great cost in blood and treasure The present grim situation might well have been averted it was learned had the Singapore garri son been able to hurl back all attacks on the fortress island for just about another month By that lime it was understood the British bastion probably would have re ceived ample reinforcements to liold out indefinitely It the united nations Iiad been able to gain that much time to concentrate air power in the East Indies it would have been a rel atively simple matter to strengthen Singapore not only in the air but on the ground As long as Singapore was se curely in allied hands the Jap anese were prevented from using elsewhere the forces committed to the Malay peninsula campaign That was one of the two main strategic reasons for continuing to defend the British fortress evei after its value as a naval base had been virtually destroyed some weeks ago The other reason was that Singapore was needed as a base for offensive operations of the future Once its naval power had been restored it could have been used both in hacking at Japans supply lines ami as Britains bridgehead in the entire western Pacific area Now if it is ever to be so used it will have to be recaptured at great cost experts here may well be able to defend it with more manpowci than Britain lias been able to con cenlrate there The manpower now released the Japanese for attack in other theaters may be used as authori ties here view the possibilities cither in stepping up the drive aimed at the Burma road into China in expanding the campaign against the Dulch East Indies or in increasing the odds against General Douglas MacArthurs vat iant forces in the Philippines What a Hat CHICAGO soprano so loist engaged to sing at a funeral decided lo do a bit of shopping before the service Reaching the church just on time she caught an usher handed him a box con taining her purchase and asked Will you take care of this for me He nodded solemnly When she rose to sing she jaw atop the casket her new spring hat a mass of violets and hya cinths Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Not much change in tem perature Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night MINNESOTA No decided change in temperature Wednesday af ternoon and Wednesday night scatlered light snow Wednesday afternoon and early Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 28 Minimum Tuesday night 10 At 8 a m Wednesday 17 Snow dace YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 3 More Aliens Suspected of Espionage Hunted in Fort Ord Area MONTEREY agents who arrested 25 Japanese including three Buddhist priests and tnickloads contra band in the Fort Ord area searched Wednesday for To more aliens suspected of espionage Only 25 of 100 warrants issued for arrest and search were in raids Wednesday at Watsonville Monterey Salinas and Chualar which encompass the largest mili tary concentration in the west Nat 1 L Pieper chief of the San Francisco office of the fed eral bureau of investigation di rccled the SO FBI agents and 100 local officers who conducted the roundup Material seized Pieper said included newspaper clip pings describing troop move ments CENTENNIAL WHISKERS MT PLEASANT stu dents and faculty members at Iowa Wesleyan college are to start grow nig centennial whiskers Feb It the Tiger student publi cation announced The beards are to he cut at Easter and will help publicize the schools hun dredth anniversary the publica tion said NEW RULES FOR JEWS IN FRANCE Drastic AntiSemitic Measures Are Issued byron Stuelpnagle VICHY Germans in one of their most drastic anti semitic measures forbade all Jews in occupied France Wednesday to go out of doors or leave their homes between 10 p m and G a m Jews also were forbidden to change their place of residence Violations ot the unexplained new order by Gen Otto von StueJpijasle military administra tor of Germanoccupied France would be punishable by intern ment in concentration camps im prisonment or fines The order was made effective immediately 4 Cadets Killed as Planes Crash During Storm 5th Is Saved PHOENIX Ari army air corps at Luke field trainins base announced Wednesday that four air corps cadels had been killed in the crash of five planes during a heavy rainstorm at Hn chita N Mex The pilot of the fifth plane parachuted to safety Bodies of two of the men were recovered shortly before noon Tuesday and two others found Tuesday night The dead were identified as Walter S Bcamer 28 Lansing Mich Charles Coats 24 Lub bock Tex Karl B 24 Owen Wis and Fay K Book Sterling III The cadcl who escaped death was Thomas A Bohr 23 Detroit JAPS CLAIM TO HAVE ENTERED CITYS SUBURBS London Hears Reports of Desperate Rally by Valiant Defenders By nOCiER D GKEENE Associated Press War Editor Japans expected Foundation 3ay celebration of the fall at Singapore apparently was frus trated Wednesday as the holiday massed at midnight Tokio time 11 a m eastern war with out any announcement that the city had surrendered The great national holiday ob serves the anniversary of the legendary founding of the Jap anese empire in 660 B C Axis reports had previously said Japans invasion armies would make a determined attempt to capture the city by nightfall Bitter Sighting fol lowed a statement by imperial Tokio headquarters that Jap anese troops had entered what was vaguely defined as the city area of Singapore at 8 a m local time with the stout hearted British defenders appar ently still holding the Japanese at bay somewhere near the city limits at nightfall Reports reaching London said the British were staging a desper ate eleventhhour rally At midnight Tokio time the Japanese radio broadcast a dis patch dalclincd with the Japanese army outside Singapore city de claring The Japanese forces which captured the heights of Bukit Timah miles from the heart of Singapore Tuesday are ad vancing south and east in pursuit of the fleeing enemy Advance units Wednesday morning reached the northwestern suburbs of Singapore city The radio predicted that Singa pore would fall within a few hours With a population of move than 750000 the city area1 extends at least four or five miles from the heart of the island metropolis A German broadcast said the invaders had penetrated the west ern part of the city while waves of lowflying Japanese planes blasted the downtown district London heard that British Iroops were slashing back at the Japanese sicfre armies in two violent counterattacks which Iiad netted some initial success Allied warships sped in and out of Singapore harbor removing women and children from the city A sudden brightening in the situation came a few hours after London conceded that the fall rf Singapore appeared haps only n matter of hours Word reaching London said British Australian and imperial Indian soldiers defying over whelming numbers of Japanese troops guns and planes scored some measure of in the new counterassaults The situation is certainly no worse and indications are that in some ways it is better London quarters said1 Donici official Japanese news agency said Japanese assault forces were preparing to batter their way into the metropolitan district Wednesday Domei said three Japanese columns driving south across the island had trapped 30001 British Iroops in the central and south eastern sections and that the fight wa near a showdown Dispatches from the beleaguered island said waves of rising sun planes subjected the city to almost constant raids Wednesday morn ing X Antiaircraft guns kept up a strong fire but the planes flew over the city C Yatcs McDanicl of the Asso ciated Press the last American correspondent remaining in pore gave this vivid account of tiie citys dying hours in a dis patch filed amid bombs bursting so close I had to duck7 behind a wall British fighter pilots are still taking on the enemy against over whelming odds If ever brave men earned undying glory these RAF pilots have this tragic morn ing Gun crews keep on fight ing tliciv guns peppering smoke into the limited ceiling every time Japanese planes come almost constanliy McDaniel said the sky over j Singapore was black with smoke of 3 dozen huge fire1 As McDaniel wrote a Singapore   

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