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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS xms COSTS onvo SECTIONS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND LEASED MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 24 1942 UKt 1NU itii RAF BOMBS BALTIC PORT OF ROSTOK Wh 5 AMERICANS IN BOMBER WHICH MADE LANDING U S Ambassador to Russia Asks Washington for Instructions By EDDY GILMORE KUIBYSHEV an nounced Thursday that a United States bomber which raided Japan last Saturday and then lost its way has been interned with its crew in the Russian Maritime prov ince on the Sea of Japan It appeared to be an already completed test of the yearold JapaneseRussian n e u t r a 1 ity pact but United States embassy officials here said Ambassador Admiral William H Standley had asked Washington for in structions The plane was said to havi carried five men one a captain The short dispatch announcing the internment said that the air men losing orientation com mitted a forced landing on soviet territory Loss of orientation was taken to mean that the plane was trying to make a landing in China The Japanese identifying the the attackers as medium bombers carrying crews of five had said that apparently some planes flew on to China The only official account yet made public was circulated by Tass official soviet news agency nd Forced land mg of ATnerlcanplaneiri maritime province The full dispatch fol lows April 18th on the territory the maritime province there landed an American warplane As stated by the plane crew the latter participated on the same day in a raid by the Ameri can air force on the Japanese is lands and losing orientation committed a forced landing on soviet terirtory According to common interna tional regulations soviet authori ties interned the American plane and crew The dateline of the dispaich indicated the general locale of the forced landing although none was specifically given Khabarovsk is about 1000 miles northwest of Tokio and 400 miles due north of the main port of the maritime province Vlad ivostok f The United States consul gen eral at Vladivostok Angus Ward was handling affairs for the Amer icans from that end The internment of the flyers of fered a delicate problem for the to treat a soldier with whom are allied on one front the German front when he enters your territory on an other frontier in war against a nation Japan with which you are at peace There have been many cases in which British and German flyers came down in neutral Eire The Irish held that their po sition was clearly dictated by international law the flyers ivere interned for the duration The indications in the present incident were that Russia like wise was following international law to the letter Japs Claim Peace Aims With Russia TOKIO From Japanese Broad morning papers printed articles Friday reviewing Japanese relations with soviet Russia and expressing belief that they would remain harmonious despite the world situation There was no reference to Rus sian dispatches reporting that one of the United States planes which participated in the raid on Tokio last Saturday had landed on soviet territory and had been interned with its crew but the timing of the articles suggested they may have been inspired by this inci dent There is no reason why Japan and Russia should quarrel de clared Asahi and voiced a hops that rotations between the two countries might be strengthened through Russias better under standing of the greater east Asia war Nichi Nichi said that Britain and the United States have little chance to pit Rusisa against Ja pan and urged that the kremiin return Soviet Ambassador Con stantin Smctanin to Tokio Sme tanm now is in Russia on leave Wire Entanglements to Stop Enemy F R Asked If Reds to Use Plane as LendLease Craft WASHINGTON Banter ing with the press over Japanese reports of an American air raid on key Japanese cities last Sat urdayandxvord from Moscowtnat one of the participating planes had been interned in Russia President Roosevelt continued Friday to withhold any confirma tion from this government But he did 333he had received an official communication from Moscow regarding the internment of a plane The Russian announcement tends to confirm the Tokio re ports a reporter remarked Smilingly Mr Roosevelt re torted that that did not require any answer because it was not put in the form of a question W To a question whether the plane that landed in Siberia would be come a Iendease craft the presi dent replied only that he had read that it would be officially interned He said he assumed Invective YORK Pa of a luncheon cJub composed of judges attorneys and prominent business men have signed this pledge when aship was internediTwas table immobilized and he merely shop of the Yorktowne hotel I laughedwhen Basked whether it would be interned on trieKalinin front which faces the Germans Probably not was his reply to a query whether the names ot the American crew would be re leased here At his pressconference Tues day the president said he had informed a sweet young thing who was a dinner guest at the white she had be lieved American planes based on Shangri La had bombed Japan Shangri La is a mythical Tibetan retreat Asked Friday xvhether he had any news from Shangri La Mr Roosevelt said he had none at all But evidently one of those planes that came out of Shangri La didnt get back and went to Russia instead he asserted CHARLES 6ALEK KILLED IN FALL Milwaukee Engineer Fractures Skull While Loading Tender Charles W Balek 54 engineer on the Milwaukee Road was ac cidentally killed when he fell from the tender of the fast meat train from Sioux Falls to Chicago while it was stopped at Algona at 11 o clock Thursday night Mr Balek who resides at 624 Washington avenue southwest was acting as fireman on the train He was attempting to fill the ten der with coal from a chute when the fuel became lodged and he attempted to pry it loose with a used for that working with the coal he jecame overbalanced and fell from the tender fracturing his skull according to officials at Algona who investigated the ac cident He died instantly Surviving are his wife Emma daughter Marcedes at home and three sons Merrill 804 Birch drive Marcell and Marvin at home He had been employed with the railroad about 25 years Funeral arrangements are in complete The body was taken o the Meyer funeral home in lason City Apple Habit Leads to Gang Leaders Arrest CHICAGO re cords of a series of eight robberies police noted the leader of the gang in each case was an apple munching Negro Watching fruit and grocery stores in the neigh borhood they learned Harvey Furlong 22 bought at least three apples each day When arrested he confessed the robberies Police Detective Fred Riley said APPROVE LOANS TO CAR DEALERS House Committee Favors Buying Unsold Products After 18 Months WASHINGTON house banking committee approved leg islation Friday to authorize the reconstruction finance corpora tion to make loans to dealers in products affected by ration orders and to purchase any unsold prod ucts after 18 months Intended primarily for the relief of automobile dealers the bill would be applicable also to deal ers in any products the sale of which has been restricted by ra tioning It is similar to a bill ap proved earlier this week by a sen ate committee and provides that there may be no deficiency judg ments against borrowers Before approving the legislation after almost a week of the committee heard an explana tion of the automobile rationing program from Zenas L Potter a member of the OPA industry council Potter also said that OPA gen erally was very definitely for this kind of a bill He suggested that it might be limited to apply only to dealers in automobiles and accessories be cause they had been most serious ly affected by rationing Suitable arrangements already have been made he added for tire dealers Potter told the committee OPA Administrator Leon Henderson was anxious to expedite the movement of new cars to persons eligible to buy them under ration ing orders Revised rationing reg ulations he said are being drafted to assure that all cars in the ra tioned group will be disposed of withm one year To date Potter said some 41 000 cars have been sold under ration ing with approximately 359000 still on hand the name Jap or German vi yut atleastthe adjective damn before each name Failure to do this 1 under stand will cost me 25 cents All proceeds at the end of each month will be turned over to the U S Foster to Campaign on Write In Vote DES MOINES Fos ter West Branch democrat said here he will campaign for a write ip vote in the first district con gressional race of the June 1 pri maries Foster speaker of the Iowa house of representatives in 1937 attempted to file nomina tion papers with the secretary of states off iceWednesday but they were rejected because deficient in the number of signatures required by statute for each county in ths district Buy war savings bands and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Raided Japs GOALSTWAR OUTPUT MAY BE EXPANDEDF R Henry Nollen of Equitable Company Dies DES MOINES S Nollen 75 former president of fhe Equitable Life Insurance company of Iowa died Friday in the Iowa Methodist hospital here He underwent a cataract opera tion April 7 and apparently was on the road to recovery when he suffered a heart attack April 16 A ranking officer for the Equit able for almost 30 years Nollen was a member of the board of trustees at the time of his death Nollen came to Des Moines from his Pella Iowa home in 1893 to become an employe of the Bank ers Life company In 1913 he ac cepted the executive vice presi dency of the Equitable He served as president from iiulll 1921 to 1939 and chairman of the board in 1939 and 1940 before re tiring Jan 23 1941 During the 27 years of hisasso eiation with the company in an executive capacity the Equitables assets increased from to more than and the insurance in force from 000 ODD to more than In 1935 he was chairman of the executive committee of the Life Presidents Association an organi zation composed of the executive heads of the nations largest in surance companies He was a brother of Gerard Nol len of DCS Moines president of the Bankers Life company and Doctor John S Nollen of Grinnell retired president of Grinnell col lege Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued warm Friday night and Saturday fore noon with scattered showers be ginning late Friday night IOWA Continued warm Friday night and Saturday Xorenoon with scattered showers in west and south central portion MINNESOTA Continued warm except light showers and cooler extreme northwest portion Fri day afternoon and Friday night not much change in temperature Saturday forenoon except warm er extreme northwest portion IN MASOiN CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 79 Minimum Thursday night 11 At 8 a m Friday 59 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 97 President Declares Production Is Working Out Extremely Well WASHINGTON Roosevelt declared Friday that the war production program was working out extremely well and hinted that another goal might be piled on top of the present pro gram which was called fantastic last January In his annual message to con gress on January 6 the president set forth a schedule calling for a production in 1942 and 1043 of 185000 planes 120000 tanks 55 000 antiaircraft guns and 000 tons of commercial shipping The intimation that these tre mendous goals might be ex panded to assure a united na tions victory came when he was asked at a press conference whether he thought steel plants now being built or expanded would raise capacity sufficicnl to meet all requirements No he replied he couldnt say that because there mifiht be an other program by the time the ex pansions and new plants arc com pleted The chief executive expressed a personal view that there still was too great civilian use of steel but that war production board offi cials had taken a contrary posi tion He said that this is being checked To an inquiry as to whether Peep Penetrates Africa fu rider Clivers his message to of a detachment of a British Bengal sapper and 1td he hn t Vn the upPer efthand comer of the by means of his trusty peep which not so facforf C3me the aSSembiy Iine American auto anything was being done to re vitalize shipbuilding Mr Roose velt said that everybody was working on that at the present time Referring to the difficulty of obtaining enough steel he add ed that you cant moke bread without flour lie was informed that he shin construction program regarded generally as the only portion of his January produc tion plan which was seriously behind W And he was reminded that Rear Admiral Emory S Land defense shipping administrator had testi fied on capitol hill that there was too damned much loafing in shipyards on the part of both labor and management The president commented that was a good burr under the tail of both management and labor But responding to further question ing he advanced the view that probably a shortage of steel plates was more responsible than slow downs for the lag in the shipbuild ing phase of the war effort He said he doubted that on the whole a great percentage of the slowdowns was due to loafing al though the percentage might be high In an individual yard But there is a shortage of steel plates all over the country he assorted Mr Roosevelt remarked that it must be remembered that both the maritime commissions pro gram of building cargo vessels and the navys program for construct ing warships had been increased resulting in a shortage of both stee shapes and plates To a question on whether pri orities were delaying the ship building was informed of complaints that others were getting the steel which shipyards chief executive re marked that of course anybody who docs not get what he wants shouts about priorities Buy war savinjs bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Japs Within 100 Miles of Mandalay NEW DELHI India Japanese are within 100 miles of the important Burma city of Mandalay it was disclosed Fri day by a British communique which said new attacks were de veloping in the Taunggyi area This point 80 miles north of fallen Loikaw is the deepest penetration in any of the three major northward thrusts of the Japanese It was not clear whether the advance was from Loikaw which fell Tuesday or from the Thailand border in a westward flanking action Chinese forces directed by Lieut Gen Joseph W Stilwcll U S A arc holding that part of the allied front Fighting attacks were develop ing in the east front vicinity ot Slnicnyaung and Taunggyi said the British communique Reports of both engagements were meager but matters appear to be progress ing satisfactorily Shwenyaung is 10 miles cast of Taunggyi On the western think the Japa nese were reported digging in south of Yenangyaung the oil town which was recaptured for the allies by a BritishChinese counter attack Mandalay itself and the neigh boring area came under renewed enemy air attack but the com munique said no new damage or casualties were reported There was no report on action in the central sector of the front lovvan Carrying Tire Into Denver Hotel Lobby Is Quizzed DENVER E Shills of Moines walked into the Albany hotel carrying a bag and a tire Robert Harvey Denver tire ra tioning administrator came by and demanded Whered you get that tire Explained Shills I came by train to Denver to repossess an automobile 1 didnt know what condition the tires would be in so 1 took the spare off my own ear along Its really my tire honest He produced credentials and committed the tire to the hotel manager for safekeeping Closed Until After the Hitler Funeral SMETHPORT Pa Marasco cJosed his barber shop and hung this sign in the window Closed until after the Hitler funeral He listed himself and five other local men as pallbearers The six left Friday for induction into the army Uncle Sam Wants Your Dont Wants week is your oppo lunity to do a big job for Uncle Sam by selling your dont w a n Is through a Want Ad W h atover you have to you will find n rendymade list of prospects during National Want Ad Week Washing ma chines vacuum cleaners lawn mowers bicycles are made of vital defense materials Others are eager to buy them Get then out and advertise them with a well worded Want Ad This week oniy 7 days for the price of G 4 days for the price of 3 Remember GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results Girl Intern Amputates Leg of Man Pinned Under Train RICHMOND Vn The aga of an attractive girl intern who crawled beneath a locomo tive held a flashlight in her teeth and ampuUited the leg of a rail way workman with a borrowed pocket knife was disclosed here Friday Heroine of the story was Ma rina DiezRivas slender young brunet from Puerto Rico who has been on the night ambulance riding assignment at the medical college of Virginia hospital A call came from the railroad yards Trapped beneath a loco motive groaning and halfdeliri ous with pain was a yard employe A big wheel was squarely across his mangled leg There was only one way to free there was only one way to get at from underneath the locomotive Shivering as the night wind cut through her white uniform Miss DiezRivas crawled under Lying flat on the gravel grease and ashes she went to work by the dim rays ot her flashlight with a small hospital scalpel Heavy muscle and cramped quar ters presented a problem The scalpel wasnt enough In des peration she borrowed a big pocket knife and finished the job The patient is recovering F R APPROVES BRITISH PLANS FOR STRATEGY Indications Point to More Aggressive Moves in Europe by Allies By JOK ALEX IWOKKIS United Press Foreign Editor Allied aerial preliminary to bigger counter at hammered axis supply bases again Friday British bomber squadrons re newing the RAF offensive against nazibeld Europe swept across Germany to the important Baltic port of Rostok where their ex plosives startedlarge fires in one of Hitlers main ports to supply ing axis armies in Russia The aerial operations coincided with two developments that may lie of particular importance in the war in Europe this summer London disclosed that Presi dent Roosevelt had sent a mes sage la Irimc minister Church ill expressiiiff complete approval of the to include strategy n second European in Britain during the visit nt Gen Georffc f Marshall American chief of staff V T Mr Roosevelts communication presumably was a formality fol lowing Marshalls visit which was said to have swung the Brit ish farther toward an aggressive attitude this summer but it was regarded as another sign of the united nations preparations to strike at the continent as soon as possible In the United States Lord Beaverbrook British lendlcase coordmator urged in a speech that a second European front be opened to aid the red army be cause Russia may settle the war for us in 1342 The second development re ported in London by usually well informed sources hut not otherwise substantiated was that Hitler had purged some of he German armament indus try leaders because of failure to achieve an 80 per cent produc tion increase which the nazis believed necessary In order to offset the growing American ivar production These reports said that the purge had started with the imprison ment at Dachau concentration most notorious in Ger Hcinricb Koppenbeig manager of the great Junker air craft works at Kcssau Koppen berg was said to have protested that he could not increase produc tion of dive bombers or even main tain the present level without re placements of machinery Reports regarding developments n Germany ore normally subject to discounting because they must necessarily come indirectly to al lied sources and often are clever ly disguised nazi propaganda But the tenor of the British report on nazi armaments was contained in this quote attributed to Koppen berg It is not possible to maintain the present level of production be cause the entire plant at Dessau is worn out and almost useless The Germans obviously are hard put io keep up their ma chinery production in the face of RAF bombardment and heavy wear due to intense production but if the Dessau plant produc tion were reduced sharply it would be of great importance in the race for aerial superiority On the other hand the Ger mans might want to spread false belief that their production was falling behind in an effort to en courage American industry to take it easy The mounting signs that the war may be carried back to Hitler in western Europe this year forcing him to fight major battles on both the east and increasingly heavier stress on the role which American men and weapons will play in such an allied strategy United Tress Correspondent fdnard W Bcattie Jr in Lon don reported that Ihc United States ability to muster men and machines in the British Isles bolstering the AEF al ready in northern Ireland may decide ivhere the threat of in vasion actually lies in western Europe There are growing indications Seattle said that Britain may seize the initiative and co the in vading But Germany despite her troubles on the Russian front nas an estimated 2000000 troops facing the British Isles and thce in turn are keeping large British   

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