Mason City Globe Gazette, April 11, 1942

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OC PARTMENT OF AND ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS JAP PLANES POUNDlTCORREGiDOR FAILS IN EFFORT TO GET INDIA SUPPORT British Envoy Sad This Great Opportunity Has Been Missed CfIIfWJJErHI IndiaWSir Stafford Cnpps in a farewell radio broadcast to the people of India said Saturday I am sad that this great opportunity for rallying In dia for her defense and her free dom has been missed The British envoy preparing to return to Britain after the col lapse of the British plan for post war independence ol India said You will have heard that the draft declaration which r brought to India on behalf of the war cabinet and which I ex plainca to you the last time I spoke over the wireless has been rejected by your leaders I am sad that this great oppor tunity of rallying India for her de fense and her freedom has been missed No one could have been more fully conscious than I of the great difficulties which history has Placed m the way of settlement of relations between the British and the Indian peoples and even more commu between the different ulties in India Perhaps also intimating that an other chapter in the negotiations might be written at a later date Sir Stafford said without elabora tion I may come back to India In what capacity that will bethe lord only knows Despite the general disappoint ment at the failure to reach an Stafford will leave India with undimimshed popular ity here Many Indians felt whether rightly or wrongly that he had Men as ffenerous as possible but that his hands had been tied by the British war cabinet One disquieting feature of the fortnight of negotiations was the deterioration of the opinion in which nationalist Indians hold the United States They resented what they under stood to be the attitude of the American press toward the failure to reach an accord on independ ence Many Indians said they re garded the American attitude as patronizing Resentment also was expressed m some Indian quarters over what they took to be a feeling in the I In iron Train Rams Into Another 5 Are Killed SAVAGE Minn Uf An Omaha railroad limited sweeping around a curve at full speed crashed into a standing passenee train Saturday killing at leas five persons and injuring 3 others The flyer envoute from Omaha to Minneapolis rammed into the first train on the Chicago St Paul Minneapolis and Omaha line a a m four blocks from the railroad station in this village 2 miles south of Minneapolis The first train had stopped striking an automobile at a cross inf ing At least II persons were taken to hospitals and a score others treated at the scene Five persons known dead were A H Ayers address and age unknown Oscar Schneider 45 AVorth mgton Minn George Ogren Minneapolis brakeman on the second train H L Kleppc Clearbrook Minn An unidentified eirl about 20 yearsold Most of the dead and injured were in the second coach of the second train The impact tele scoped the baggage car behind the engine and splintered the first passenger coach At the funeral home of Kruger and Nolden in nearby Shakopee an employe reported three bodies had been brought in and that five orseven were probably dead C D MacArthuf a farmer liv ing near the scene of thecrash said he counted 20 bodies being carried from the wreckage More than two hours after the crash workmen were still work ing frantically to reach passengers trapped in the wreckage The rescuers could see several persons in the most severely damaged pae senger car as they sought to cut through the wreckage with axes and acetelyne torches United States that once Louis ttittt viite LjUUIS Johnson came to New Delhi all tangles of the negotiations auto matically would unravel Johnson President Roosevelts personal representative took a part in discussions with Indian leaders during their deliberations on Sir Staffords proposals Remarks that America wants to step into India economically have been heard widely along with in creasing talk of a new American imperialism based on commercial supremacy missin Sir Stafford failed when the all India congress party potent voice of the Hindu majority and the Moslem league strong est spokesman for the 77000 000 minority Moslems declared Londons terms unacceptable With the Japanese threat to India increasing daily the British oifer envisioned postwar do minion status and greater auton omy tor India in return for full and immediate support of the British war effort At a press conference the Brit emissary said that although ain unH 11 New Delhi Sunday on his return journey Discussions are over he said but the present and the future press upon us and must be f aced India is threatened de clared Sir Stafford He called upon all who love In dia to bring their energies to her immediate help Great Britain will do her ut most he said America is doing all she can and now India must devote her self wholeheartedly with special effort in every field activity in defending her soil and protect ing her women and children from those ghastly horrors that hav friends and Maulana Britain and India their negotiations had failed in i there was a large and very important area of agreement as to the future free dom of India In announcing that the plan which he had brought to India was withdrawn Cripps said that the status of India reverted to what it was before he came here Barters in London said the breakdown of the nego tiations meant that the existing British government in India would continue to administer the coun try and its war effort They pointed out that the plan Cnpps took to India was an emer gency measure brought on by the critical state of the war in the fastLong before this trip in 1940 the British declared they would welcome India within the British commonwealth nations as an equal partner That promise never has been withdrawn 1 t uun her neighbors AU i rji mtiuiana Abu Kalan Azad president of the Party a letter to Sir Stafford said that we are able to postponing the entire issue so that the largest possible meas ure of unity might be achieved in the present crisis for Indias de fense The formal announcements that the negotiations had broken down came exactly one month after Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the house of com mons that the British war cabi net had agreed on a plan for In dia and that Sir Stafford a member of the cabinet and fnend of Indias millions would go to India sh plan original for dominion status Bar Forts Defiance at Japs Trying to Land on o CJft CORREGIDOR 1 HUGHES FT DRUM5 r the Philippines lie principally on the defiant a fo es at the mouth of Manila Day where the The forts Hughe and Mills are indicated on the map loweVleft Most firibf the artists conception of a crasssection ot the stronghold i Pro after on saus after the war but stipulated that In dia s defense now must remain in Biitish hands When the allIndia congress objected the British of fered as a concession to create an inctian defense minister with the British commander in chief of In dia to retain complete control g British were spheres said to be e sa to be willing to transfer to the Indian defense minister defense coordi nation nontechnical military guard the home In its statement to Cripps the gress working committee de clared the removal of defense sphere of Indian respon fi y Presumably referring to the retention by the British com mander of final nd control in the spheres reduces that responsibility to a nullity and iV auu llldKCS U perfectly clear that India is not going to be free anyway and her government would not function as LANTERNSTARTS FIRE ON FARM Causes Extensive Damage to Property in LeRoy Minn LEROY explodin erosene lantern caused extensiv amage Friday evening on tlu Umner Engelson farm known a the Equity farms three mile northeast of here Leon Offen a tenant on the arm was throwing clover ha into the barn when the lantern xploded Fanners and townspeo le responded to a general alarm ut were unable to gain contro f the blaze The 10year old barn and its ontents were destroyed Foui orses 4 cows one yearling one ow and 10 pigs were biftncd anc 30 bushels of oats and 200 bush els of corn were destroyed alon with harnesses and tools The loss was partly covered by insurance but no estimate of the damage was available Satur day morning Long Trip Auto Travel Declines 40 Per Cent WASHINGTON travel by passenger automobiles in the United States already has dropped by almost 40 per cent due to nationwide tire rationing and gasoline restrictions in the east and Pacific northwest the American Automobile association reported Saturday ver nas oeen withdrawn a wn V j j luncuon as Cripps disclosed he would leave Irnent govern Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Same as state Lowest temperature Saturday night 25 IOWA Continued cold Saturday afternoon and Saturday night with heavy frost and freezing temperatures Saturday night Warmer in extreme west por tion Sunday forenoon MINNESOTA Continued cold Saturday afternoon and Satur day night warmer west portion ounday forenoon fN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 44 Minimum Friday night 24 At 8 a m Saturday 31 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum f2 44 iui 111WUUU Gets Iowa Newspaper Award c rtUt t Wins Highest Honor Bestowed on Members of Iowa Press Group DES MOINESLeon S Barnes publisher of the Northwood An chor is one of two weekly news papermen named Master Kditor Publishers for 1942 by the Iowa Press association John Lewis Papes of the Marion Sentinel is the other The honor the highest bestowed by the association on its members was announced at the annual convention here Friday Maurice Jones publisher of the Allison Tribune received first place for general excellence in a town under 860 population In 1934 the Northwood Anchor received the award of the Uni versity of Iowa school of journal ism as the best weekly in Iowa communities of more than 1 500 copulation and in 1936 was ihe award in the LEON S BARNES same class by uj the Iowa Daily Press association The National Editorial association gave the Anchor national honors m 1938 and 1939 A year after graduation from high be came a partner of E K Pitman in he operation of the Pitman Barnes Publishing company pub ishcrs of the Anchor in 1019 the firm began publishing he Monti cello III Bulletin which was con for a short time and in 833 Barnes became secretary and director of the Citizen Publishing ompany publishers of the Iowa Falls Citizen Other capacities in w h i c h Barnes has served are president if the Iowa Daily Press associa ipn in 1939 and a board member t that organization since 1932di ector of the Local Utility com nany Northwood president of Ihe Loan company North rood and vice president of the Northwood Finance company He was president of the North vood Chamber of Commerce and ions club and treasurer of the Vorthwood Baptist church since 828 He has been active in Boy cout work He was a member of the com uttee which wrote the state rc ublican platform in 1940 and at ended the national republican onvention at which W e n d e 11 was nominated Other North Iowa publications onored were the Lake Mills jiaphic which recived second Suggests Furloughs for Newly Married Men to Help Wives Get Job MISSOULA Mont George OBrien Grand Rapids M i n n selective service board chairman offered A L Quinn who holds a similar position here some advice on classifying newly married men In Grand Rapids USnen said the newly married husbands with no other depend ents are given a 60day furlough to find a their wives WHALE MACHINEGUNNED GIJON Spain A ma chinegunned whale apparently mistaken for a submarine by pa trolling aviators was washed up on a beach near here Saturday Sixty feet long from nose to tail the whales hide had been punc tured by machincgun slugs Buy war savings bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette earner boy alaco for the best use of pictures n noncounty seat towns and the fcldpra Hardin county Index winch received first for the best feature page John Lewis Papes publisher of he Marion Sentinel was named a master publisher 0 S SUB IS PRESUMED LOST American Undersea Craft Last Reported Operating in Java Sea U E submarine Perch has been over due for a month nnd presumably is lost in the western Pacific the navy announced Friday The Perch commissioned six years ago iast was reported op erating in the Java sea She was under command of Lieutenant Commander David Al bert Hurt 38 Pounding Hill Va She was the fourth submarine reported lost or missing by the navy department since the war began The others were the Shark reported overdue in the western Pacific the S2G which went down after a collision off Panama and the Se1 Lion demolished at Cavite in the Philippines Loss of the Perch brought to 26 the number of naval vessels an nounced as lost since Dec 7 The announcement said that next of km of ail members of the crew have been notified but no estimate of the total personnel The loss was announced in the communique lowan Shot in Fight With Kansas City Police Succumbs KANSAS CITY Mo fred E Stephens 26 MarehaH own Iowa who was shot seven times in a running gunfight with police here March 25 died Friday The chase followed a minor traffic violation witnessed by a motor cycle patrolman in the downtown castsiacbusiness district Woman Awakes Finds Self Alone in Theater CHICAGO woman who tell asleep during a movie awoke to find the theater darkened va cated and locked for the night She found a telephone and sum moned police A squad arrived met found her peering out the iass doors After much panto mime they conveyed to her the dca of opening the door from her side and walking out She did Japs Claim Flag at Tip of Peninsula TOKIO From Japanese Frontline dis patches to Domei News Agency from Bataan said Saturday that advance units of Japanese forces had planted their flag on the tip ot the besieged peninsula Japanese dispatches Friday re ported the occupation of caben the last settlement before the outpost of Mariveles on ex treme southern Bataan The Japanese dispatches de scribing action up to late Thurs day said the advancing troops planted the rising sun flag within enemy defense lines around Mariveles strategic city at the tin of the peninsula This indicated apparently that at that time American and Fili nno forces were still continuing heir rearguard resistance o cover the withdrawal southward Japanese bombing planes nnd warships combined in devastat ing attacks on American posi tions at Corrcgidor fortress at the same time that Japanese troops were moving southward along the eastern coast of Bataan supple menjary dispatches said Domei said the ailand sea as sault was an allout offensive to exterminate Lieut Gen Jonathan Wamwrighfs beleaguered Fili pinoAmerican forces It is learned that large num bers of boats filled with Filipino and American troops fleeing from Bataan Corregidor and Caballo and unable to flee elsewhere are facing annihilation Domei re ported news agency said It had received a descrip tion ot the purported surrender of American forces from its cor respondent with the Japanese forces at Llmav one of Ihe oc cupied coastal towns Army reports from Washing ton said resistance in the Bafaai area is continuing particularly a Corregidor to where 3500 marines hart been safely evacuated Ameri can reports have never acknow ledged i forma surrender o American and Filipino forces 01 Bataan The Domei story of the surren der said An unpretentious small open car displaying a white flag speed ing along a military highway early on the morning of April 9 in the direction of the Japanese lines in the vicinity of Limay signaled the surrender of beleaguered Filipino and American troops in Bataan withm six days after the launch ing of the allout Japanese offen sive Japanese soldiers who halted the car to stop found an elderly American general attended by six American soldiers all with some what frightened looks On being questioned the American officer rcveiled lliat lie had been dispatched by American headquarters to ar range for an interview between representatives nf the Japanese and American forces in Bataan The matter was immediately to headquarters of the Japanese forces and a meeting was arranged for llam between he commander of an undisclosed Japanese unit and the American Seneral in residence in front of he Lamao agricultural research station On being introduced to the Japanese unit commander the elderly American officer identi led himself for the first time ns viaj Gen E B King commander ot American forces in Bataan and ntroduced his aide as Lieut Col P William chief of staff who ubscquently produced a written ormal surrender The Japanese commander how ever refrained from giving a dcfi lilc answei orces1 to the American eputy Sheriff Hurt in Scuffle With Prisoner WATERLOO WFloyd Mas ain Black Hawk county sheriff aid he was slashed early Satur ay morning on the first finger of hand illiam Bradley scuffle 24 who wo ad been sentenced Thursday to 10 year term for assault with ntent to rape OPERATIONS ARE RESUMED CHARLESTON Va early Operations were resumed aturday afternoon at the 90000000 naval ordnance plant n South Charleston after strik ng steel men agreed to call off icir walkout for at least three ays FATE OF ARMY LEFT IN BATAAN NOT DISCLOSED Warships Dive Bombers and Tanks Aid Forces Making Cebu Attack WASHINGTON1 W flushed Japanese hammered at beleaguered Conegidoi fortress from the air Saturday while striv ing for a quick occupation of Cebu the Philippines second largest city An invasion force estimated at 1ZOOO started lauillnjr Friday on the island of Cebu on which the city is situated the war de partment reported but met with stubborn resistance from a small AmericanFilipino defending force and suffered heavy cas ualties Although supported by fire from warships and dive bombers and by tanks the invaders at no point were able to advance more than a few miles Toltio broadcast an account of violent street fighting and said Cebu city was reported shrouded in smoke as the enemy set fire to vessels in the bay oil tanks and other Reporting that communica tions between CorrcEidor anil Bataan peninsula remained sev ered Lieut Gen Jonathan Waimvright failed to shed fur ther light on the fate of his army of nearly 37000 which was crushed on the peninsula The war departments first communique in 24 hours thus left unanswered whether the troops who remained had surrendered A Domei Japanese news agency story which Tokio said was cii5patchcci from Bataan pur ported to tell of the surrender of American forces at Limuy one of the occupied coastal towns It said an American officer produced n written formal surrender but that the Japanesecommander re frained from giving a definite an Tile armys communique said that Corrcgiclor General Wain headquarters and nearby Fort Hughes were subjected both to intensive air altnck in the past hours nnd to intcrrrittcnt ar tillery cross fire from enemy guns on the peninsula and from siege batteries on the south shore of Manila bay Casualties were de clared to be few however and the damage inflicted slight The communique number 185 based on reports received up to a m eastern war time J Philippine theater Despite fierce resistance by the small American iincl Philip pine force the enemy was able to effect a landing on the island oC lebu on April 10 The Japanese force now debarking on that is land is estimated at 12000 The 1 ii n d i n g is being supported by dive bombers and a heavy fire from hostile naval vessels Tank units have been landed by the Japanese The defenders continue to resist stubbornly and lie invad ers have been unable to advance inland more than a few miles at any point Enemy casualties nave been heavy Corregidor nnd Fort Hughes in Manila bay were subjected to in tensive air attacks during the past twentyfour hours However our casualties were fexv nnd the dam age inflicted was slight Our fortified islands were un acr intermittent fire from enemy artillery m Bataan and on the sonth shore of the bay There is no communication be wceii our troops in Bataan and those in Corregidor 2 There is nothing to report from other areas American soldiers and sailors on Corregirior kept up the fight chaiRcd with exacting the high est possible toll from the Japa nese invaders The garrison consisted of vivors ot the 3500 Bataan sailors and marines General Wainwright ordered to the island stronghold in the closing hours of the penin sula fight and the American and Filipino soldiers who had manned its guns for weeks Even as the Japanese struck again by air at the island whose guns deny them the use of Ma nila bay the navy announced late Friday that Batann forces had de stroyed the submarine tender anopus the minesweeper Bittern he naval tug Napa and the Dcwcy floating drydock to keep them out of enemy hands This destruction 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