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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OCPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND CES MO I ME 3 la COUP HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED CHESS AND UNITZD PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES THE NEWSPAFIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 151942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 159 USBOMBERS SLASH AT PHILIPPINES AIMS OF LAVAL New Foundation of Vanquished Nation to Include ProGerman VICHY bitter issue with the United States overhung this government Wednesday as a new regime for vanquished France took shape on a new founda tion bringing the onceousted collaborationist Pierre Laval back to power As the French people waited to learn probably Thursday just how Laval will share with Marshal Petain and Admiral Jean Parian the government Tuesday night angrily rejected Washing tons statement of its reasons for sending a consul general to Braz zaville accredited to the tree French authorities in control of French equatorial Africa Frances answer declared that the French government does not accept the note of the American government couched in injurious terms which tend to discredit in the eyes of tie world the conduct of French citizens who do not have to take lessons in patriotism from abroad It added the governments ob servation the immediate divulg ing in unusual conditions of this strange document well shows that it was made lor the ends of pro The American noWj to a French over the ap polhtrifent had said that French men collaborating with Hitler were attempting to prostitute their country The Vichy retort was issued then quickly withdrawn and sub sequently reissued No explana tion was given for this swift change of mind It apparently de veloped however from a misin terpretation of the first announce ment which was given orally by which the French word insolite was translated as insolent in stead of unusual its proper meaning in the passage above NonMilitary Help From US Held Up WASHINGTON The Unit ed States has held up shipments of nonmilitary supplies to French North Africa pending clarifica tion of the situation in Vichy This was disclosed Wednes day by Acting Secretary of State Welles who told a press confer ence hat tivo ships in New York harbor loaded with sup plies for North Africa which were about to sail in accord ance with an agreement an nounced last week would be held in port Arrangements to send a Red Cross ship with milk and childrens layettes to unoc cupied France also have been held in abeyance he said The United States and Vichy France neared a break Wednes day with the recall of Ambassa dor William D Leahy generally expected in informed quarters The state department withheld ny official indication of its re ction to the return of collabora lonist Pierre Laval to a key po ition in the Vichy regime pend ng a report from Admiral Leahy n the developments A high government source rankly conceded Tuesday night owever that a complete reex amination of American relations vith Vichy obviously was ecessary Whether this would ead to a final rupture of diplo matic relations was a matter on vhich observers here disagreed Jut there were indications that he government was seriously weighing the advisability of caUT ng Admiral Leahy home Such a recallcould of course ake place without a formal sev erance of relations leaving the ituation between the American and Petain governments the same as that between Washington and Berlin in the months preceding warfare There was much conjecture as o the possibility not only of a clean break with Vichy but a more positive and all out suppor of the free French movement In ormed sources cautioned how ever against jumping at conclu sions in this direction U S Reported to Be i FRENCH PEOPLE WAIT TO HEAR The return of Laval who Ger man reports said would become chief of the government and the tart rejection of the United States note were believed gener ally to mean that nazi pressure had swung Vichy fully over to the axis camp and brought American French relations to the point of rupture Report Dentz to Reorganize Army LONDON Wellinformeu circles in Berlin say that Genera Henri Dentz former French com mander in Syria and commander of Paris when the Germans en tered the French capital will re organize the French army and make important changes in the general staff exchange telcgarph reported in a Zurich dispatch Wed nesday i The dispatch quoted these Ber lin sources as saying General Dentz would on the recommendation o Pierre Laval who has been re stored to high rank in the Vichj government receive shortly one of the highest and most respon sible posts in the French army The reorganization of the army and general stsff will be in ac cordance with the new policy o France1 the dispatch said Says Subservience ff Vichy Indicated LONDON reentry o Pierre Laval into the French cabi net reduces Vichy to the level of a nickle Balkan slate a foreign office commentator said Wednes day The foreign office commentato said actions of the last two day clearly indicate the complete sub servience of Vichy policy to Ber lin However another British sourc expressed the personal opinion that French Admiral Jean Dsrlan would retain his control over th French fleet in the new regime EPIDEMIC OF MUMPS HOLDREGE Neb tw months epidemic of mumps her has reached its climax Polic Chief A B Peterson after tackin up about 200 quarantine sign luring that period hung one of th signs on his own front door ani then retired to bod with bad swollen jaws APERFOUNDED BY COUGHLIN IS BANNED BY US Similarity of Articles to Axis Propaganda Pointed Out by Biddle WASHINGTON IP Accused f violating the espionage act by laking a substantial contribu on to a systematic and unscrupu jus attack upon the war effort 16 national weekly Social Justice cdnesday faced the possibility f being barred from the mails Postmaster General Frank C rtalher late Tuesday ordered the Royal Oak Mich postmaster to withhold the publication from he mails until officials at Wash ington determine its maitabiiity a procedure which officials said barred the tabloid from the naiU immediately and set a hearing for April 29 on whether ihe papers mailing privileges should be revoked The Rev Charles E Coughlin ho helped found the weekly in 936 but who said he no longer Tas its editor owner or publisher nallenged Attorney General rancis Biddle to summon me to Vashington to defend it Biddle author of the charges gainst the weekly declared in a etter to Walker that it had mir ored the enemy propaganda war eing waged against this country rom abroad FR We Are Going to Come Out Winner in Long Run in War WASHINGTON two or three years take may says President Roosevelt but we are going to come out the winner in the long run And when it comes to cleaning up the mess at the end of this war after the axis is defeated he tol a group ot Latin American diplo mats we will have again an hem ispheric council around here to see what are going to do all over tiip world because we will have a very great voice in preventing in the future an attack on American civilization The president spoke informally to 20 diplomatic representatives i other American republics called at the white house on th occasion of the 52nd anniversarj of the Pan American union Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued seasonably warm Wednesdaj afternoon Wednesday nigh and Thursday forenoon thougl not quite so warm Thursda forenoon Fresh to moderate strong winds IOWA Continued unseasonably warm Wednesday afternoon Wednesday night and Thursda forenoon but becoming coole in extreme northwest portio late Wednesday night and i northwest and north centra portions Thursday forenoon Fresh to moderately stron winds MINNESOTA Continued warm Wednesday afternoon excep becoming cooler northwest por tion Wednesday afternoon scat tered showers north and centra portions Wednesday night an Thursday forenoon becomin cooler except in extreme south east portion Wednesday nigh fresh to moderately stron winds Wednesday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 78 Minimum Tuesday night 53 At 8 s m Wednesday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 43 imilarity between Social Jus ice themes and axis propaganda n its issue of that date he de ared whole portions of a peech made on Sept 13 1935 iy Propaganda Minister Goebbels vere published in Social Justice is an original article with but a ew words changed here anc here and with no crediting or other identification of the source From the Shrine ot the Little at Royal Oak Father oughlin who campaigned agains resident Hoosevelt in 1936 said te would be happy for an oppor tunity to answer the charges and added f The reason I make this state ment is due to the persistent fact that the Jews and communists and the new dealers of America have been characterizing me as a seditionist 2 pronazt and a disgrace to the priesthood of the United States In disavowing last July an connection with Social Justice Father Coughlin said the pape was owned by his parents Thoma J and Amelia Coughlin Biddle cited quotations from re cent issues of Social Justice to establish as he said the neccs sary elements constituting a vio ation of the espionage act Among these were Dec 15 famou planned it that way by Mr Roosevelt are a applicable to our participation in this World war anything In 135 accomplished during his threi terms as president March 23 tax payers already are asking them selves Are we getting what w pay for Many parents whose son are serving in the army for a men pittance are souring because thu soldiers are not better equippe and because goes marchin the political army on in prosperity if Jan 5 our for eign policy devoid of all fin phrases was one blueprinted I defend international capitalism and British imperialism no matte what the cost might be in trad lions in dollars and in blood I the citizens of our country Walker advised the publisher of Social only the title publisher without a name a hearing would be af forded on revocation of the sec ond class privilege and that the matter would be disposed of whether or not appearance is made Biddle estimated the Socia Justice circulation at 200000 In 1936 the Royal Oak pries used both his magazine and th radio to support the presidentia candidacy of former Congressma William Lemke of North Dakota running at the head the unio party ticket Father Coughlin le the air for a time in complianc with a promise to do so if Lcmk polled fewer than 1000000 votes Lemke received fewer tha 1000000 Father Coughlin has not broad cast for many months Japs Claim 15 Cargo Ships 3unk April 6 in Surprise Attack Near India Shores British Admit Nippon J Forces Within 30 Miles of Burma Oil Fields By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tokio naval quarters asserted Wednesday that Japanese warships perating close to the shores of ndia had sunk 15 large merchant ups in less than an hour in a urprise attack April 6 on a Brit h convoy while on the critical urma war front British and hinese troops again were forced o retreat British headquarters conceded hat Japanese invasion columns were now within 30 miles of the heart of the central Burma oil ields chief source of Chinas oil supplies Tuesday enemy pressure was ncreased over the whole front and erce fighting was taking place British communique said LAIM JAP SHIPS AILED NEAR COAST In Tokio a Japanese naval ommander declared Japanese arships boldly sailed EO close to he Indian coast that the sailors ould see hills and white forts in losing in on the big British con oy The eyewitness account said onvoy officers apparently mistook ic raiders for a British naval unit nd that the Japanese men owar loved in until the 8inch guns on lie decks of the British ships were clearly visible then opened fire Asldt from the heavyblow ito British the attack em phasized anew Prime Minister Churchills statement that Japan now controls the vital waters of the Indian a position either to prey on al lied supply lines or o attempt a seaborne invasion of India Churchill said Japan had three battleships five aircraft carriers and flotillas of destroyers operat ng off the Indian coast iVAGE BRUSH WARFARE ON JAPS IN PHILIPPINES In the Philippines a Tokio 5roadcast said Japanese bombers and heavy artillery on the Bataan coast joined in z violent bombard nent of siegebound Corregidor sland fortress in Manila bay silencing an American battery ant eriously damaging fortifications The broadcast also asserted that enemy remnants fleeing from the vicinity of Cebu city in the central Philippines 250 miles south of Manila had been bombed and machinesunned by Japanese warplanes Washington reports however said scattered bands of American and Filipino troops were waging steady brush warfare against the Japanese invaders to keep as many as possible engaged in the Philip pine area AmericanFilipino troops were said to have carried out success raids against Japanese posi tions in the mountains of northern Luzon island and 600 miles to the south another raiding party am bushed a Japanese truck column and inflicted heavy casualties BRITISH GIVE GROUND ON BURMA FRONT On the Burma front British headquarters said hardfightin Chinese troops under LieutCJen Joseph W Stilwell U S A ha been forced to give ground in thi key Sittang river sector guarding the road to Mandnlay It was reported from he Chi ncse expeditionary force ficli headquarters that Chinese force on the southern front have with drawn to Myolla a few miles norti of the Swa fighting strong delay ing action all the way a Britisl communique said Enemy occupation of Mig yaungye necessitated the with drawal of our troops from tha area Migyaungye on the Irrawadd river is only 30 miles from th center of the Yenangyaung oi fields ANNSOTHERN ASKS DIVORCE Charges Roger Pryor Band Leader Caused Her Mental Suffering HOLLYWOOD Soth n wisecracking blond tilm ar asked a divorce from Roger ryor actor and band leader Increase in Gonorrhea in U S Is Reported DES MOINES has in creased the prevalence of gon orrhea in the United States D Rogers Deakin St Louis Mo tol the Iowa Public Health associatio here Tuesday Gonorrhea is a epidemic disease he declared 1 is always with us In the past wa has accentuated it and the prcscn conflict so far at least is no ex ccplibn Vednesday ruelty Pryor she in a suit charging said caused her mental suffering which made intinucd married life unendur ble She asked neither alimony or a propertysettlement Miss Sothern known to screen ans as the fasttalking wise racking showgirl and woman rc orter and Pryor separated last eptember She described the arting as a trial There was no econciliation she said so she de ided to seek a divorce Pryors orchestra engagements hrougliout the country kept the ouple separated a great deal dur ng their married life Miss Soth rn said However he recently ave up his orchestra career for he movies Pryor is the son of the late Ar hur famed band leader came to Broadway Hollywood from lead an arches RAF CONTINUES HEAVY ATTACKS AGAINST NAZIS Large Fires Reported Left Burning in Ruhr Industrial Sections LONDON liardhit ing RAF began its second 24 lours of a nonstop air offensive over the continent Wednesday morning with raids against the strongly entrenched occupied coast after leaving very large lires burning in the Ruhr valley The daylight attacks were made in the wake of blasting raids on the Ruhr by a very heavy force ot powerful night bombers and all day attacks against occupied Eu rope Tuesday The gigantic industrial target In the Kuhr where most of the German heavy industries are concentrated has been under a hail of heavy bombs for six of the last 10 nights The only interruptions were due to bad weather The weight of high explosives bombs being dropped on the Ruhr was said to run into hundreds of tons each night an attack is made The air ministry indicating the wide scope of Tuesday nights raids announced 11 bombers were missing attacks also included raids on Le Havre and on airdromes in Johnson 59 Ironpants in NRA Dies W ASHINGTON Gen Hugh S Johnson the harddriv ing angrytongued ironpants of the World war and the recovery period NRA and more recently a caustic newspaper columnist died of pneumonia Wednesday 12 hours after writing a last column against his doctors orders for rest Death came to the 59 year old former soldier at a m in a Washington hotel He had been weakened by several months of ill health W Although he rose from cap tain to a brigadier general with a distinguished service mcUil in the World war Johnson died a technically private President Roosevelt on last April 30 re fused liis reappotntment as an army reserve officer tional raandthen returnee sound i Miss Sothern came to the film city as Harriette Lake but Jailed o click under that name waters by lother1 HAP planes High winds prevailed when the squadrons headed across the chan nel and the French beach areas vhere thousands of workers and crman soldiers are laboring upon icw fortifications A DNB dispatch broadcast from Berlin said some civilians were killed and wounded and damairc was done mainly to houses in western Germany Five bombers were shot down the German news agency said Maintenance of liie aerial of ensive on an aroundtheclock jasis was signaled to English channel coast observers by flashes and explosions from the cape Gris STcz and Calais areas centers of ANN SOTHERN divorce Gillette Hears Japs in Camps Paid More Than U S Soldiers WASHINGTON Senator lillette D said Wednes day he might ask the senate to investigate reports that interned Japanese nationals in this country are being paid at a higher rats than our soldiers and others Ihe armed forces I have a number of reports that it true would give ample reason for adopting more strict regulations for these interned aliens the Iowa senator said Gillette said that much of his information had come from Kilsoo Haan Korean who has been en gaged in antiJapanese activities in this country and the Hawaiian islands for several years Mistakes Liquid Floor Wax for Sour Milk INDIANAPOLIS Pearl Prput and her three children became ill after supper Police asked her what they eaten and she told them a cake shed baked with sour milk a rel ative had left They looked at what was left in bottle from which Mrs Prou said she got the milk It was liquic floor wax Buy war savings bnnds and stamps from your GlobcGarcttc carrier bny Mines T in enemy stormed across the country organ izing the the recovery pe nod system of codes of practices he German defenses set against an allied invasion up This thrust came after British bombers and fighters had wound up 914 hours of relatively free Jaylight operations over northern longest such work of the otf nszi interceptors who challenged them over the channel Two pilots from the United Lieut Newton An derson of Chicago and Pilot Of ficer Michael George McPharlin credited with hits on two of eight German planes in the channel melee fought at 20000 feet They did not linger to verify destruction of the craft Through field glasses ob servers at Dover could sec lab orcrs strengthening already formidable works on the French shore 22 miles away Aerial scouts have established that new defenses include a ser ies of concrete fortifications and tank barriers extending back sev eral miles the British said GEN HUGH S JOHNSON for business and industry to keep prices and wages from being de flated He assailed as chisclcrs lor ies and traitors all those who refused lo cooperate with him When his NRA was in full swing he estimated that it had made 3000000 jobs and increased the countrys purchasing power by 53000000000 a year In his vitriolic campaign against violators of the NRA blue eagle codes Johnson added the phrase crack down and many others to the American language In May 1935 the supreme court de clared the NHA setup unconsti tutional and Johnson resigned ex plaining that his blue eagle was now a sick chicken Impatient of restraint the general had quarrelled frequent ly with fellow new deal officials He often criticized the brain trust of presidential advisers and finally in October of 1935 he denounced the new deal for amazing blunders and failures and called it rule by radicals He once publicly told Harry Hopkins to go to hell But when the 1336 election campaign was still in President Roosevelts comer He declared in campaign addresses that the republican candidate Alt M Landon had swallowed the old guard doclrinc whole and called for reeleclion the presi ATTACK SHIPS PLANES BASES IN FOUR PLACES Royce Leads Remarkable Long Range Assault by Air From Australia By C YATES McDANIEI UNITED STATES ARMY HEADQUARTERS IN AUSTRA LIA army bomb ers smashed Japanese shipping planes bases clocks and troop concentrations at four points in the Philippines Monday and Tues day in a 4000mile round trip rai4 from longestrange destructive ahattack in the entire course or the Pacific war These spectacular blows by 13 U S planes were announced Wednesday in a communique giving remarkable evidence that Gen Douglas MacArthur su preme commander in the south west Pacific was not speaking idly when on his arrival in Aus tralia from the Philippines in midMarch he declared I came through and I will return W The American offensive was ac complished with loss of only one plane whose crew was saved The raiders struck with de structive fury at Nichols Field near Manila at Davao Cebu and Batangas Five Japanese transports were listed as sunk and at least three others hit directly plus a toll of Japanese planes destroyed on the ground and in the air Particularly effective Wows were announced against Davao on the southern island of Min danao where w Japanese trails were bombed docks actfvtrareBS homes hit two troop transports hit two destroyed and several damaged At Cebu central Philippine is land now under Japanese attack three of the invader transports were sunk arid two damaged and three planes were destroyed The bombers had hardly come to a standstill on the runway on Privates Eyes Pop as He Reads He Is Promoted to Colonel GOODFELLOW FIELD San Angelo Texas Private First Class Joseph G Pfluger looked at his warrant of his eyes popped In black and white Very offi cial looking it read Joseph G Pfiugcr is hereby appointed from private first class to the rank of colonel But his delight passed The colonel was quickly changed to corporal the mistake charged to a typographical slip laters later however Will Recruit Men for Mechanical Duties DES MOINES offices have been established in DCS Moines Storm Lake Waterloo and Cedar Rapids to enlist men for the 1st battalion ot the 301st ordnance regiment Sponsored by the Iowa Automobile Dealers as sociation the battalion will train for duty lo service me chanical equipment artillery and small arms dent Four Johnson was in the republican camp From personal allegiance to the president but hatred of the brain trust his policy had changed to denunciation of what he termed the third new deal as pointing the nation toward dictatorship He was among the first lo back Wendell L In No vember of 1939 when was a comparative political un known Johnson was suggesting him as a very strong business man candidate He was a bitter critic of the presidents foreign policy When Mr Roosevelt refused to renew his reserve commission it was an nounced that personalities had not entered into the decision Johnson however sadly termed the action neither very wise nor very con sistent with what at least used to be a very close and precious friendship With General Johnson at his death were his son Lt Col Kil bourne Johnston and his secre tary Miss Frances Robinson returning to their base some where in Australia when Brig Gen Rush Lincoln representing the united nations air com mander Lieut Gen George H Brett rushed up and handed General Royce the distinguished flying cross as directed by Presi dent Roosevelt The DFC also was awarded to Lieut Col John Hubert Davies of Piedmont Cal and Capt Frank P Bostrom The raiders destroyed three Japanese transports at Cebu and hit two others struck two transports and probably sank one at Davao shot down three Japanese planes and damaged several others on the ground destroyed hangars and damaged runways at Nichols field near Manila and did considerable damage to docks the announce ment said V x At Batangas a Japanese ship presumably carrying military supplies was sunk The entire spectacular raid was accomplished with the loss oC only one plane and its crew was saved General Brett issued a state ment highly commending Gen eral Royce saying he volunteered for this most important mission and that His accomplishment will un doubtedly be told in detail at a later date but now it is de sired to point out that he has PROBE TRAIN CRASH WINNEMUCCA Nev The Interstate Commerce commis sion Wednesday investigated the headon collision of western Pa V cifics exposition flyer and lone freight engine which killed one person and injured 24 others GEN ROYCE Attack
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