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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             C E P A T V N T OF H I e1 L Y 6 r j A rl f L C r C I H E S I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS FUU LEASED WIRES FlVfc CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 231942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 116 SMASH JAP INVASION FLEET AT BALI US Dutch Planes and Warships Team Up to Deliver Blows COMPLETE RED VICTORY ASKED FOR BY STALIN Sets Larger Goals for Workers Warns That Hard Fight Still Faced MOSCOW deep confidence to millions of Russians joyfully celebrating the red armys 24th anniversary Pre mier Joseph Stalin called Monday for complete victory in a war of liberation against Germany set larger goals for w o r k e r 5 supplying the advancing army and so berly warned the s o vi ei union that it Local Man Is Stabbed After Party Which Ended in Fight STATIN still faced a tremendous and hard fight The enemy Stalin declared in a memo rable order of the day to the Condition of Victim Is Serious Arrest Is Made by Police v A gay Saturday night party ended in near tragedy Sunday morning when Roy Smith local Negro was stabbed several times by John J Rodack 35 railroad worker and was reported in criti cal condition at Mercy hospital Monday The party which ended in an argument and fight was held at Itodacks home 211 Fourth street southwest Rodack con fessed the stabbing to police who made the arrest and is being held at the city jail Charges will not be filed un til the extent of Smiths injur ies is determined Police ar rested Rodack at Sunday morning Rodack admitted drinking sev en bottles of beer before the stabJ bing and police said evidence showed Smith had been drinking also BRITISH LOSING HOPE RANGOON WILL BE HELD Very Little Official Information Received on Progress of Battle LONDON hopes ot holding Rangoon against superior Japanese forces were regarded by observers here Monday night as considerably diminished and them hopes of preventing invasion of all Burma Very little official information on the fighting was available and some informed sources suggested JOHN J KODACK red army which was broadcast to all the Hussias and to the world is not yet beaten and a stem Etrruggle is ahead of us But he made this pledge We shall throw the enemy from the gates of Leningrad and liberate White Russia the Ukraine and ihe Crimea The red banner will fly ev eirwheire flownbefore I wish you complete victory over the Germanfascist in vaders Forward The the world anticipated eagerly the 24th anniversary of the creation the army which threw back the Hitlerite forces in the deep snows of the western front They had ex pected that widespread liberation of soviet soil from the Germans would be announced but the morning hours passed in Moscow without anything more specific than the midnight communique which merely repeated generalities that the red army advanced and took several occupied places The midday communique sim ilarly adhered to the customary report that our troops continued to wage active battle operations and to citations for individual units such as one which occupied an important populated place Stalin on whose direct order the counteroffensive began last fall dealt only generally with the mili tary field as the GermanRussian ivar went into its ninth month He said the enemy was de feated at Tikhvin and Rostov in the Crimea and before Moscow that the Moscow and Tula areas had been cleared of the enemy and the war wouldbe different now that the element of sur prise which formed the German reserve stock of power had been spent The Germans Stalin said have allies fighting beside them while so far we have not been in that position1 While the Soviets have held their own and eventually will win the premierdefense commis sar said it would be unlike the soviet people to delude themselves into the belief that the enemy has already been COXGKATULATIONS SENT BY GENERAL MacARTIIUU Gen Douglas MacArthur sent congratulations from his beleag uered positions on Bataan penin sula in the Philippines The United States general de clared that never in his exper ience in a number of wars and in his study of other conflicts had he observed such effective resistance o the heaviestblows of a hitherto undefeated enemy followed by a smashing counter attack which is driving the enemy back to his own land The scale and grandeur of this effort marks it as the greatest military achievement in all his tory General MacArlhur said the world situation at the present time indicates that the hopes OL civilization rest on the worthy banners of the courageous Russian army Rodack told police the alterca tion began when his wife wouldnt come upstairs to his room He said he threw a cupful of hot water at her through an opening in the floor and she came upstairs He broke a string of jewelry she wore he admitted and the argument then followed Smith and his wife who were downstairs came upstairs and joined the argument Ac cording to Bodacts confession Smith started and said I misused his people didnt call him nothing at all and he says he is going to kill me I was on the bed and he was ormng to me with a bottle so I tad a knife hid behind the bed because he had tell me two or hree weeks ago that he kill me o he threw a bottle at me I lucked and I got a knife in ray land and he say Oh you got a in Chicago in 1933 for larceny Held for investigation in connec tion with the stabbing were Dor othy Jones and Mrs Rodack 211 Fourth street southwest and Bessie Smith 223 Fourth street southwest The three women were arrested on Quincy avenue north west after having left the scene of the stabbing police said Mrs Rodack told them stie left be cause 1 was nervous OneThird AUen Population PITTSBURG Cal UR Re moval ot aliens from this ship building center on the Pacfic coast reduced the citys popula tion almost one third Out of a iota population of 10000 aliens numbered about 3000 nife huh vrestle And we started to When he was pushing me and xind of rastling see I swing my cnife Cora Rodacks wife and the girl was behind by the door and when they see I cut him they un out of the door he con fessed Smith suffered multiple lac erations in the stomach lacera tion of the spleen and was also cut on the lips nose hands and arms Rodack used a four inch potato knife police said Hodack a native of Poland had been arrested here in 1941 on a disorderly conduct charge and BLUFFS GETS HEAVY SNOW DES MOINES snow storm blew severe across lows Monday with cold weather in its wake With nearly a foot of snow al ready on the ground Monday morning at Council Bluffs the storm spread eastward during the day giving promise ofhazardous highways and possibly some blocked roads in the southern portion of the state The fall was expected to con tinue Monday afternoon anc Monday night with fresh to mod erately strong winds expected to cause considerably drifting in the south and west1 Roosevelt to Address U S Monday Night WASHINGTON Roosevelt will report to the American people in plain language Monday night on the progress of the titanic struggle which they must fight and that the cables from might have been cut Rangoon The last word was that British troops were fighting somewhere between the Bilin and Sittang riv ers the latter only 20 miles east of the RangoonLashio railway which feeds the Burma road The view that the British soon may be forced to fall back upon Indias defenses was advanced because of the speed with which the Japanese forced the Sahvcen and Bilin river lines The break through the Bilin defenses where the British were said to have constructed a series ot strongpoints indicated that the invasion forces had been re inforced with troops diverted from Malaya after the fall of Singapore The rivers on which the Brit ish had counted to slow the inva sion were said to have beennar row and sluggish because ot the present dry season at the time the Japanese crossed them Informed sources said that the Sitlang last natural barrier to Rangoon could not be expected to be more for midable low the ebb and flow of battles thou sands of miles affect even the remot est c o u n 11 y towns here In his radio address at 9 p m central war time lie also is expected to outline in a heavy snow was southern Iowa a Relatively forecast for moderate fall in central Iowaand relatively light snow in the north ern portion of the state The weather bureau forecast minimum temperatures of 5 de grees below zero in the northern half of Iowa and 5 above in the southern half Panamanian Tanker Torpedoed Lifeboats Are Reported Sighted WILLEMSTAD Curacao The Panamanian tanker Thalia was torpedoed Monday near the Moncos islands about 100 miles from the Dutch Caribbean iland of Aruba Aneta news agency re ported It said three lifeboats car rying members of the tankers crew were sighted about 50 miles off the Moncos islands Buy your defense savings stamps from your Globe Gazette carrier boy or at the GG business office general way KOOSEVELT American efforts to keep tiie enemy nt bay until war produc tion and trained fighting man power reach the proportions that will permit counteroffensives on many world fronts Mr Roosevelt devoted much of liis weekend to work on the speech giving considerable time to analyses of the latest informa tion from the and navy from members of the united na tions and from other intelligence sources The address IHonday night will be his third major broad cast since the wars start The first was on Dec D two days after Japan struck at Pearl Harbor The second was on Jan 7 when he reported to congress on the state of the union Inthe rneawhile the rising sun flag of Japan has swept on from one spectacular triumph to an other in the Pacific until now the enemy has all but overrun the Dutch East Indies and is ham mering at the backdoor to Aus tralia On top of Japans Pacific vic tories the German submarine fleet has brought ruthless seawar lo the coastal waters of the west ern hemisphere playing havoi with shipping from Canada to South America Three powerfu nazi warships have run the gant let of Dover strait to sheltercc home harbors from which the may sally for future attacks oi Atlantic convoys And grave con cern exists lest the remains of the French fleet fall at last into axi hands Listening with thousands of others will be Washington birth day diners at about 60 demo cratic party gatherings through out the country Contributors to the partys campaign fund are invited to these functions as ualljheld on Jackson day early in January lap Propaganda rive Directed at F Talk WASHINGTON The white house said Monday the Japanese radio at Tokio was putting on its biggest propa ganda campaign for the purpose of tearing down in advance Ihe address President Roosevelt will deliver Monday night on the war Stephen Earlr presidential secretary read to reporters a memorandum from a govern ment information agency to this effect Four imcs Early said the Tokio radio broadcast Monday morning in English He said it had reported that the president was dodging all questions at his press conference and had placed responsibility for American en try in the war directly 011 the chief executive Weather Report FORECAST MASON and con siderably colder Monday after noon and Monday night Fresh to strong some drifting of snow Highways somewhat hazardous Lowest temperature Monday night Ma son City 5 below IOWA Snow Monday afternoon and Monday night moderate over most of the south portion and moderate to heavy in the extreme south portion colder Monday night considerably colder in the west portion Fresh to moderately strong winds with considerable drifting of snow in west and south portions Mod erately hazardous highways MINNESOTA Occasional light snow extreme south portion Monday afternoon and Monday night colder Monday night with subzero temperatures over most of north and central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 1R Minimum Sunday night 13 At 8 a m Monday 15 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 3 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 31 Minimum Saturday 12 At 8 a m Sunday 12 YEAR AGO Maximum Ifi Minimum 5 Precipitation trace INJURIES ARE FATAL COUNCIL BLUFFS juries received Saturday when he ran into the side of a truck proved fatal Sunday to Phillip Reneau 6 son ot Mr and Mrs Floyd Ren eau Council Bluffs Presidents Address to Picture a World at War SCAU AT COUATOft 0 000 2000 3000 Airport Used by Japs Is Hit Heavily ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN JAVA armed forces including American dive bombers virtually wiped out the Japanese invasion fleet off Bali and fur iously hammered enemy forces on the island approach to Java offi cial statements said Monday A strong bombing attack on the Japanese at Denpasar air drome on the south coast of Bali was carried out by allied planes a united nations com munique said Unofficial sources reported that American craft participated in the air attacks on the little island Americans also helped attack a 10000 ton enemy merchant ship which was set afire in Banka strait off Sumatra American flying fortresses and dive bombers have taken a lead ing role in the defense of Java The apparent destruction of the merchant ship by dive bombers brought the toll of enemy war ships and transports to at least 20 reported sunkor damaged Dupli cation of reports indicated the total might be as high as 33 Only one Japanese ship lha fled from Bali waters escaped un damaged in the air and uava battle that raged round the pic turesque island last week ac cording to official communiques The Japanese conquest of Bali was a Phyrrhic victory the Dutch communique said be cause all installations were des troyed by the defense land forc es lighting a delaying action on the island Mondays reports indicated that the Japanese forces on Bali who apparently were without naval support due to the battering of their fleet were attacked persis tently by allied highlevel and dive bombers A communique said that at pres ent however at was impossible to give further particulars of the state of affairs on Bali Previously however strong re sistance had been reported on that 100mile long island which flanks Java lo the east Denpasar the seized airport is at the southeastern corner ot the island and is near the only favor able harbor of the island Rich rice lands extend along the allu vial coastal plain westward from Denpasar but the capital Singa radjn on the north coast is separ ated from the flat area by a lofty mountain range Bitter delaying resistance also continued in Sumatra on the west flank of Java but Mon days communique for the first time officially confirmed Japa nese reports of a landing iu Dutch Timor The communique said the Japa nese were attacking Koepang Timor but were meeting with stout resistance The attacks on Bali and Timor 600 miles farther east wore a dive threat to the Indies lifeline from San Francisco and Darwin in Australia but Dutch and alliec defenders were greatly encouraged by the display of their air and SCE power in the battle oft Bali Sunday the communique said the Japanese devoted themselves lo trying to knock out the air ports from which allied planes hai struck so effectively NIPPONESE SHIP OFF SUMATRA IS ALSO SET AFIRE Nipponese Foothold on Bali May Be Wiped Out by Defending Forces By CLYDE A FARNSWOKTU Having teamed up with war ships in the smashing of an in vasion armada in the battle of Bali United States and Dutch planes op erating alone were reported Mon day to have dealt a blow at the Jiipanese offensive toward the other end of the stronghold island of Java setting fire lo a big trans port nnd strafing other ships in Bangka strait The new attack was delivered mainly by divebombers about 250 miles northwest of Batavia and off southern Sumatra The stricken transport was a ship ot more than 10000 tons according to a united nations announce ment It said also that four Japa nese planes were downed in at tacks Sunday on Java air fields Coinciding with the divebomb ing assault the united nations airmen machinegunned other lips At a cost of all but one ship oC icir invasion armada according o the Dutch the Japanese have vcrrun part of the island of Bali n the east flank of the united ations Java island stronghold eizing an airdrome there within 00 bomber miles of Soerajaba ioiv the No 1 naval base Of the eJtcndore But this was a tenuous foot hold one which might readily be wined out if enough of the military strength in marily Dutch colonial Iroops bolstered by American and Aus tralian safe ly be diverted for the task No one could say however vhether the Japanese had a sec nd expedition under way either o support the Bali position or sing it as a feint to strike Java n another quarter Undoubtedly he Japanese would try to capi alize on their airdrome position or the landing of airborne troops but it seemed unlikely that the ield had been left intact for such immediate use Thus for the first time in the new Pacific war a sizable Japa nese expeditionary force was cx josed to ly at least Authorities in Batavia as well ns the Netherlands government n exile at London joined in tem pered claims of a victory over the nvasion fleet It was the London government which said that only one Japanese ship escaped de struction and that by flight The fleet of warships anil transports which the Japanese senl against Bali appeared to have been pounded to pieces by Hie running attack of Dutch and American warships and planes in Balis close waters It would not be incompatible with such a drubbing at sea for numbers of the seaborne troops Lo have won land positions before their ships were blasted behind them However it could be as sumed that thousands of Japanese troops got no closer to Bali than its sharkinfested waters The first goal of the landing Gen Nicola Partics seem to have been Den FRANCOS FATHER DIES MADRID Franco 86 father of Generalissimo Franco died today He had livct in retirement for years more than 1C This world map is intended as an aid in fol lowing President Roosevelts third formal ac count to the countson the trend the war lo be delivered Monday night The white house has described the address as a picture of a world at war presented this time against a background changed since the occasions of the presidents speech to congress Jan 7 and his direct broadcast to the nation Dec 9 ORPHAN IN DIAMONDS The serial story of the race to fame of two fascinating person Lorena Carleton Starts in This Issue Turn to COMIC PAGE pasar airdrome near the southern coast to Bali This was acknowl edged Monday to be in the ene mys hands Acknowledging partial success of the Japanese lunge at Bali a Ba lavia announcement said On the other hand a strong allied naval and air offensive against the Japanese expedition ary fleet was so successful that not a single warship or transport remained near Bali to give the Japanese troops support or sup plies Details of Japanese losses in this action still are not complete bul they nre understood to have been considerable If the enemy is to exploit his foothold he must get through a fresh invasion force The Netherlands government in London declared that the greater part of the original invasion arm ada aimed at Bali had been de stroyed or badly damaged by Dutch and United States planes and warships Javas peril nevertheless was grave Dutch land forces evi dently were fighting no more than a delaying action south ern Sumatra to guard the 11   

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