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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C 0IIP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES OES K01HES VOL XLVII1 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND FIVE CENTS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASONjCITY IOWA SATURDAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS 12 ALLIED WARSHIPS LOST OFF JAVA to Block NioDon JANE FOUND DEAD IN CHICAGO ROOM Former Resident of Hampton Believed to Be Strangling Victim CHICAGO Satur day found Mrs Jane Dobinsky 21 the former Jane Robinson o Hampton Iowa dead in the bed room of a northside apartmen where she spent the night with her husband Peter 21 whom she married when both were stu dents at Drake university Dobinsky was held for ques tioning after he allegedly admitted that he and his wife quarrellec Friday night over her wish to ge a divorce Lieut John Quinn said Mrs Dobinskys body had bruises on the throat and arms Quinn quotet Dobinsky as saying that he choked his wife a little during the quarrel but not enough to cause her death Quinn said physicians who ex amined the body found that Mr Dobinsky had been dead abou four hours and that there was froth around her mouth indi cating she may have taken poison It looks she was strangled Quinn said but wont know for sure until he cor oners physician makes his port Dobinsky a native of Bethany Mo and graduate of Drake toc police that the quarrel with his wife ended by her sleeping on the bed and his sleeping on a couch a few feet away He said he found his wife was cold when he tried to awaken her Saturday morning and immediately the apartment proprietor The proprietor Thomas called Mc tr JY1U Nulty called a physician who summoned police The victim body was nude when found Dobinsky who was working as a clerk and attending advertising classes at Northwestern univer sity said he and his wife first quarrelled seven weeks ago but had become reconciled and hoc lived together at the Northside apartment a few blocks from the loop business district for the past month The couple met at Drake two years ago and were married July 1941 I did choke her a little Do binsky was quoted as saying But I didnt kill her She may have got up during the night and taken something but I didnt hear her All I know is that when I went to the bed Saturday morning she wasnt breathing HAD LEFT HAMPTON TEAtt AND HALF AGO HAMPTON former Jane Robinson daughter of Rex C Robinson abstractor and farm loan man in Hampton and Francis Robinson of Kansas City Mo left here when her parents were divorced about a year and a halt ago She had been secretly married and later divorced while a resident of Hampton Jane was graduated from Hampton high school in 1938 at tended Drake university in Des Moines and Huff business school Kansas City She visited at Hamp ton this week with her father and left Thursday to return to Chi cago Mr Robinson expected to leave hero Saturday night for Chicago Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change m temperature Ail temper atures above freezing IOWA Little change in teinper pcrature Saturday afternoon and Saturday night Light rain in west portion Saturday night MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Saturday after noon and Saturday night light ram or snow southwest and ex treme west Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At S a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 12 38 32 33 Urges Governors to Set Up 40 M P H Speed Limits to Conserve Rubber WASHINGTON Roosevelt has written gov ernors asking their cooperation to conserve rubber by limitiiU thr maximum speed of all motor vehicles to 40 miles an hour arTd requir ing frequent checking of tires for possible repair or retreadin The white house announce been sent to the governors of all 48 states Reduction ot speed limits and regular inspection of tires the president said constitute another important means of federalstate cooperafion in the war effort The text of the letters follows My Dear Governor As you know we are doing ev erything possible to conserve rub ber The situation in the far east makes this very necessary for the successful prosecution of the war effort It has been said that a large part of our rubber stockpile is on the wheels of the more than 30 000000 motor vehicles of the coun try If this stockpile is conserved by the individual motorists as we are endeavoring to conserve the national stockpile tires will last much longer cars will run much farther and civilian life will be disturbed because of lack of suffi ient transportation facilities Rubber experts agree that fast driving wastes rubber and that tires run many more miles when driven at limited rates of speed May I suggest that this waste could be curtailed to the advantage oE the individual motorist and likewise to the advantage of the country if the speed of all motor vehicles were limited to a maxi mum of 40 miles per hour and if regulations were promulgated re quiring frequent checking of tires in order to insure their repair or where possible retreading at the proper time I would greatly appreciate your cooperation in an effort to achieve these objectives throughout the country The tire rationing program so recently established by he office of price administration has been a marked success and has met with ready acceptance throughout the United States largely because of the enthusiastic cooperation and participation on the part of the s and their slate defense councils Reduction of speed limits and regular inspection of tires consti tute another important means of federalstate cooperation in the war effort TORPEDOING OF 2 SHIPS LISTED Marine Underwriters Raise Risk Insurance Rates on East Coast WASHINGTON poc sibly three more merchant ships have been torpedoed and marine underwriters have raised war risk rates for Atlantic coastal cargoes as a direct result of the continued submarine menace in these waters The navy announced the torpe doing of a small Norwegian mer chant ship off the Delaware Maryland coast and a small U S merchant shipin the Caribbean area The captain of the Norwe gian vessel was killed and five men arc missing Fourteen sur vivors reached shore Torpedoing of the 7005 ton U 5 freighter Texan was announced at Havana Nine of the Texans crew of 47 were missing It was not known whether the Texan was the small U S merchant shin referred to by the navy as torpe doed in the Caribbean area An enemy submarine attacked Castries harbor on St Lucia British West Indies on Monday night damaging two ships and causing slight casualties the Brit ish announced The harbor is a considerable distance from the U S outpost on the island War risk rates on shipments be tween the West Indies and the east coasts of Mexico Central Jap Strategy in Australia J9H the AStndii or New Guinea on Australias northwest or north were raised from per 5100 to S4 for tankers and from S2 to S350 on other vessels Underwriters made comparable shipmerits between the gulf and West Indies and north coast South American ports and on other routes involv ing the Atlantic coast courses The rate on tanker cargoes in the Pacific was moved up from 53 cents to SI per SEEK BAND MUSICIANS DES MOINES at lhe Fort Des Moines army post are to have an accompaniment for their Oh How I Hate to Get Up m the The army recruiting office here called for 30 band at the post for the duration and six months Senator Hill Urses V UK T m Army Navy Command WASHINGTON fi Vounge officers who believe in taking tin offensive must be played in key army and navy commands if vic tory is to be won Senator Hil D Ala believes The democratic whip of the senate advocated this as one of four steps to win the war The other three steps he pro posed were establishment of a unified command over land air and sea forces moving war indus tries to the protected interior of the country and taxation of all war profits out ot existence Spectators Tense as Firemen Work Over Boy PJ t rateheJ as firemen woked with o museitatar Frday afternoon to restore the breath of life year old Jay Gorman after he had been pulled from the icy waters of Willow creek In the center of the picture is Clayton Jackson in white shirt and tie who plunged unhesitatingly into the swollen creek to pull the boy to shore The lad was then carried to the Determcm Electric shop mmediately adjoining the creek on First street southwest where the picture was taken In the lower RAF HEAVILY BOMBS COLOGNE Many Large Fires Reported to Have Been Left Burning LONDON ff British Roval Air Force bombers dropped a great weight of high explosives on the Rhineland city of Cologne Friday night in a continuation of the new prespring aerial offen sive the air ministry announced Saturday Many large fires were left burning in Cologne the center of a maze of water highway nnd rail transportation lines the air ministry said by this attack in force Other raids upon Germany were implied in the statement that Cologne was the main ob jective Four bombers were reported missing Airdromes in occupied terri tory also were attacked during the night and mines were laid in enemy waters the air ministry said 3 Muffled Explosions Apparently at Sea Heard in Atlantic City ATLANTIC CITY N J UR Three muffled explosions appar ently at sea Saturday shook build ngs along the beach front The blasts ako heard in Ocean ity occurred at 2 and 29 m Police Lieutenant Charles Hill aid that while the explosions from the sea there was noth ng visible from the top local luilclings The coast guard after an investi gation said it had nothing to rc lort U S Destroyer and Cruiser Sunk in Big S W Pacific Clash PICTURES ON PAGE 2 cruiser Houstoli Stroyer I ope and 10 other warships of thp lhe nited in the battle of Java the navy disclosed rSaturday adding that a 13th allied ship was reported beached and presumed lost In the great battle in whieh Ihey went Aus tralian and Dutch along with the United Stales united nations accounted for eight Japanese warships AEF Arrival in Australia Is Disclosed By THE UNITED PRESS American expeditionary forces flying fortresses warships and played a leading role Sat urday in a spreading battle to stop Japans offensive on the ap proaches to Australia and India The presence of the United States forces in Australia was dis closed after weeks of censorship due to military necessity It came at a time when al lied airplanes again were bat tering at Japaneseheld bases on New Guinea and new Britain islands and hunting for an ene my armada in the Solomon is lands athwart the main supply line from America and on the road to New Zealand American air forces which had been active in the battle of the Dutch East Indies now are fight ing from Australian bases but dis patches disclosed also that thou sands of United States troops have arrived there after weather in Japanese attacks on convoy plouing through the southwest Pacific American warships it was in dicated aided in fifihling off enemy threats to convoys ami it was hinted that the Japanese attackers suffered losses In any event the reinforcements reached their destination with out loss V V f These United Stales forces ob viously were only a part of the vast land sea and air armies needed to turn back the Japanese threat to Australia and New Zea land and to keep open the Ameri can supply lines to the far cast But it was observed that the enemy push toward Australia in the last few days has made little progress so far as definite re ports are concerned The British radio reported that as many as 16 Japanese ships in J S Troops Are on 3arade in London LONDON States roops went on parade Saturday morning in London for the first ime since the start of the war mall contingent marched into a lark for inspection by an Amcri an colonel Traffic on one or Ixndons busiest thoroughfares auscd briefly while lhe troops assed Seen the fur ead of Mrs Howard Gorman the boys mother who fluna he foLTh tht Dr Ung when he in formed her the boy was going to be all right The scene fhe a large crowdwhich gathered almost immediately in front of the building but was kept out by police officers Dr Long reported Saturday that the lad wakabte to leove the hospital Lock photo Kayenoy engraving NO MARRIAGE LICENSES MOINES e sps n cluding a cruiser and a destroyer iacl been sunk around the Delhi while flying fortresses were cred ited with knocking out at least some of the New Guinea air bases from which the enemy hoped to launch all out attacks on Port Moresby Furthermore there was in creasiiiff evidence hat the Japa nese were vecrinK eastward throuRi the Solomon islands loivard the NcuUelriiles and an effort to strike at the American supply line before il is too late In this connection H was suggested re pcatedly that the enemy might attempt to invade New Zealand dcspilc Ions sea communica tions to those before making a direct assault on Aus The action started on Feb 27 between Baivean island and Soer abaja and broke in its devastat ing fury through efforts of the united nations forces to block the landing of Japanese troops from convoys The Houston a 10000 ton cruiser launched in 1029 was once the flagship ot the commander in chief of the Asiatic fleet and was a favorite of President Roosevelt for use on ocean cruises The Pope a four stacker World war type ship was launched ni 1920 at Philadelphia The Pope was a 1190 ton vessel The allied losses made public in a joint British admiralty and U S navy department communi que which listed the allied losses as CIU3ISERS The Houston United States Exeter British Perth Australian Java Dutch DeRuyler Dutch DESTROYERS Unit ed Stales Korlcnacr Dutch Efcclra British Jupiter Brit ish Encounter British Strong hold British Others were the Yarda Aus tralian slnop and the Evcrtscn Dutch destroyer which was listed as beached and presumed lost The Japanese losses according the early reports obtained by the uavv were one cruiser hit and burningr a cruiser sunk a cruiser damaged a destroyer sunk a cruiser of the iWogami class on fire and possibly sink ing and three destroyers on fire and sinking The greatest naval encounter nF HJIS war was fought in a screen of smoke put up by both Japanese DEFENDERS TRY TO STABILIZE BURMA FRONT On the Burma fighting front guarding the approaches to India the BnUsh and Chinese were at tempting to stabilize front against the Japanese about 70 or 80 miles north of Rangoon This it was em phasized was not a solid front in the sense of an unbroken line Instead there arc a number ot centers or blobs of resistance wncre the British and Chinese arc 0 halt tllc y has overrun ail of the southern tip of Burma Japanese tanks were used in this fighting in the Tharrawaddy sector for the first time dispatches said but jcre was little definite indication so flrBriti5h f fighter and bomber plane still active and aided in countcr asain engaged the enemy at short attacks on the Japanese median range Less than 1 ii im later enemy cruisers turned a and allied warships The Tapanees force consisted at leasl nine cruisers the navy said of which two were 10000 ton ships armed with eightinch luns The Japanese cruisers were ac companied by two flotillas of de stroyers As described by the navy the action started at extreme range and almost at once one of the Japanese destroyer flo IdJas launched an attack hut this was driven off by allied cruisers and one of the enemy destroyers was seen to be hit by shclls from the Perth Soon afterward the other Japa nese rlestreycr flotilla delivered a torpedo attack nnd while action was taken to avoid these torpedoes the Exeter was hit by an eightinch shclt which struck in a boiler room She was forced to reduce speed and drop out of line Only one torpedo launched in the attack took effect hitting the Netherlands destroyer Kortenaer and she sank Three destroyers were ordered by the commander of this naval Rear Admiral Deoorman oE the Duch navy to counterattack the Japanese destroyers which were retiring under cover of a smoke screen Very little information the navy communique said was available about the result of this counter attack The Jupiter reported seeing only two enemy destroyers both of which she encased wild gun fire The Flcctra was nol seen after she disappeared into the smoke screen and the navy said it is presumed she was sunk The allied cruisers including the Houston drew clear of the See Pages 14 and 15 for NewCerro Gordo County Draft List   

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