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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY A NO ARCHIVE 11 N 5 A THE NEWSPAPER THAT ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED ma WES PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY T11IS PATER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONEIS U 168 RAF RAIDERS AGAIN BATTER ROSTOK 80 Mile Jap Advance Made Under Cover of Continuous Air Attack NEW DELHI India i nas defenders faced a sudde new peril Saturday as the Japa nese with an almost spendthril use of manpower pushed swiitl forward to within about 100 mile of Mandalay in furious and con fused fighting A Chungking communique in dicated the Chinese held let flank either had been rolled bac or was in imminent danger o being turned by the fast strikin Japanese Few details amplified the communique which said the vaders had advanced about 80 miles northward from captured toikaw to the area of Taunggyi under cover of continuous air attack V A British communique Salur day announced another air raic on Mandalay It indicated that th front was fluid on the Chines defended side Recent reports are confusec regarding the Japanese progres in the northward drive througl the Shan states it said It fairly clear that the drive has liiade progress communique reiterated however that the situationin the Kenangyauhg sector on the wes flank was unchanged In the cen tral sector continued fighting was reported around Tatkon 30 miles north oj Pyinmana which the Chinese abandoned earlier this week The Chinese asserted the Japa nese had lost 3000 men in one weeks fighting between the Swa river and Pyinmana and another 3000 in four days in the vicinity of Yyinmana alone while the Chi nese altogether lost 1000 killec and wounded with a ratio in nu merical superiority favoring the Japanese of almost six to one The full significance of this burst of Japanese pressure aimed at Mandalay still is not apparent but there is no doubt of the grav ity of the situation for theallies in Burma At worst it means the over whelmingly stronger invaders have turned the Chinese flank thus swinging the united nations line on its Irrawaddy river hinge like a gate and that the allies wil be able to restabilize the line if at all only with prodigious effort At best it means that the Japa nese taking a leaf from the Ger mans liave shot out a powerful armored spearhead far beyonc their foremost main line If tins is rue it may mean that the Japanese have located a soft spot in the defense line punched a hole through it and driven their steel wedge into the breach as deeply as pos sible Then it would remain for them follow up their advantage be hind the heavy hitting armored force or for the defenders to choke it off and reseal their lin before the enemy can develop th momentum he has gained Even were the defenders not heavily by 10tol in inferior also in airpowcr this would be a difficult problem The French found their defenscindepth failed to soak up the nazis armored fingers in 1940 and simi lar tactics successfully poked through the soviet lines in Russia last year Time now has become a prime element The monsoon which should mire the Burma front is due in mid May about three weeks hence and if the Japanese have not achieved their aims by then they may have to halt until October before starting their machine in motion again R of voters supporting Lieut B a Hickenloopers candidacy for the republican unation tor governor are on the papers before the state official left and James Milroy of Vinton his cam paign manager Although Hickenlooper filed only 6000 names the total number which he received is believed to set a new state record for signatures Japs Had Camps Ready for U S Citizens Before War Correspondents Knew War Was Near But Couldnt Send Facts NEW YORK Japanese nad two concentration camps eady for U S citizens months before tho Pearl Harbor attack an American correspondent said n describing how certain the Nipponese were of their plans to strike All the correspondents knew about the concentration camps Joe Newman correspondent for he New York Herald Tribune vho left Japan in October said n an interview Explaining diffi culties encountered In getting acts toAmerica he declared Max Hill Joe Dynan both of the Associated Press myself and thers knew that war near ut we couldnt get the real in ormation out or Japan would lave barred all the members o he American press and we elt we couicl do more by laying and getting what informa ion we could He said Hill and Dynan prob bly were being held prisoners in heir apartment in the heart of Tokio Newman believes the Japs have tailed deliberately in the ex hange diplomats and news Japermen declaring I think they kept the envoys nd press to forestall bombing of okio by the United States But low even that is over for we have lasted the seat of their country laybe Ill see Max and Joe in the ear future Japan has no reason to check the transfer VILL RESUME WORK IOWA CITY con struction phases of the new SH2 000 northeastsouthwest runway at the municipal airport here will get under way Monday City neer W J Buchele announced Bad weather halted the work last pickets Throw at Rabbit Hit Window ELKHART Ind Police ailed to a laundry wherestrike ickets had thrown a rock through window learned they had meant o harm The pickets it turned ut had thrown at a rabbit and hi IB window instead Frank Del 3eono one of the group gave the aundry 5150 to buy new glass SUIT IS DISMISSED FORT DODGE amage suit brought by J R Dea on against R D Hess and the Jmted States Gypsum company as n outgrowth of a disturbance at strikers picket line at the com anys local plant July 28 1941 as been dismissed by the plain December with the per cent completed runway 70 Buy war savings bonds and BULLETINS LONDON German radio said Saturday it was of ficially announced that Maj Gen Gerhard Berthold com mander of German infantry di vision had been killed on the Smolensk front f STOCKHOLM Press re ports from Berlin Saturday night said Hitler had unexpectedly ar rived in Berlin where it was be lieved he might call the reichstag for a special announcement Some sources suggested the announce ment might concern France but nothing definite was known BERLIN From German broad Henri Honore Giraud commander of a group of armies in the battle of the butgre m northern Franco two years ago has escaped from the fortress at Koenigslein Ger many the Berlin radio said Saturday General Giraud iiad been a prisoner of war since May 21 1910 IONDON W German radio said Saturday night that a vast fire was raging in he Gruenwald district of Berlin be cause of he carelessness of children Launch Biggest Ship Ever Built on Great Lakes to Haul Ore LORAIN Ohio UR The steamer Benjamin F n vessel capable of hauling enough ore in a single trip to produce steel for eight new destroyers was launched Saturday at the Ameri can Shipbuilding company yards ship the largest ever built on the Great Lakes is the first of five identical ore carriers now under construction All five it was pre dicted will see service before the end of the current shipping season as part of a expected to carry 38000000 tons of ore on theT Great Author of Anne of Green Gables Dies TORONTO body of lamps from your GlobeGazette arncr boy aken to her llvc UWl Island for burial The author ln private life Mrs Ewan MacDon atd died at her home here Friday JapThrust Imperils Burma Defenders CHINESE STATE THREAT GRAVE TO LEFT FLANK 3B IS SET UP Screw Patent Delays U S Plane Output AS NEW CLASS IN DRAFT PLAN Includes Men With Dependents in Vital War Production Work CHICAGO selectivt service system has set up a nev draft classification for the las group which might be sought fo military who hav dependents and are engaged i work essential to war production or to the war effort Regulations establishing the new classification 3Balso set forth that men who have acquired dependents since the nation went to war would not be deferred because of them The revision was announced bj Col Paul G Armstrong Illinoi selective service director Fridaj night while in Champaign 111 an army staff officer outlined E new plan to enroll college students as reservists and train them as of ficers while continuing their acad emic work Armstrong made the announce ment on receipt of the new orders from national selective service headquarters in Washington He said the new classification whici is national in scope was un doubtedly set up because naliona1 headquarters feels the nation may sooner or later have to look to the present and future 3A ranks lor more men Heisaidno3rAmeaivDuld be taken until after the supply o registrants who are available for military service under presen standards were exhausted Tinier the new selective serv ice order a registrant with qual ified dependents uho also is employed In war production work or a supporting activity such as farming transportation or food inspection will tie placed in 3B If however a man with such dependents is engaged in nonessential activ ity he will be put in 3A The first men to be classed in 3B will be men between the ages oi 35 and 44 years inclusive who registered Feb 16 General re consideration of present 3A class ifications to determine 3B elig ibility will not be made until classification of the Feb 16 group has been completed The regulations announced the dependency rating in the new class or in 3A would not apply in cases of recent marriage and in cases where the dependency sta tus was acquired on or after Dec B 1941 or acquired when induc tion was imminent or for the pri mary purpose of providing a basis for dependency deferment preg nancy birth or acquired a Likewise class 3A or 3B will not be given men whose de pendents such as working wives who had been providing their own support adequately voluntarily quit working for the primary purpose of affording a basis for dependency deferment The order said if the allotment and allowance benefits being con sidered by congress were low all registrants now deferred because of dependency would not necessa rily be reclassified Every consid eration will be given to adequate support requirements selective service officials said The enrollment of college youths as reservists Brig General J H Hilldnng assistant chief of staff of the army said is similar to a plan already in effect in the navy Accepted students will be between 18 and 20 years old and will re ceive training for all branches of the service Previously the army opened air force officer training o college students FOR SALE Mason City Wash GRAND COULEE Wash UR town The u S bureau of reclamation vithm 30 days will put Mason ity the contractors camp at Grand Coulee dam on the auc tion block Bids will be accepted on a drug tore bank drygoods store groc ry meat market hardware store shop shoe shop recreation coffee shop garage dental office laundry service station nd hospital WASHINGTON senat committee was told Saturday tha a patent on a small screw or fast the size of a man little seriously im pedec the production of militar aucraft in the United States Thurman Arnold assistant at torney general said that of the patent at one plant 8 airplanes were delayed in thei production at another plant th same thing happened to 20 flyjn fortresses and at still anothe plant the entire assembly lin was shut down for lack of th single item Arnold told the senate patent committee that the patent wa held by William Dzus head of h Dzus Fastener company and tha Dzus was a small businessma who was merely trying to exer cise what he regarded as his legiti mate patent rights The governments trust prosecu tor urged the committee not to b too hard in their judgment of th inventor noting he hasnt monc to buy full page newspaper ad and he had no protested government tion F R BODYGUARD TO ENTER ARMY Quakers Duties to Be Taken Informally Service Man WASHINGTON Roosevelts personal bodyguard Thomas J Qualters relinquishec his job Thursday and his duties were taken over informally by Charles W Frederick veteran se cret service man Officially the position of presi ential bodyguard is being dropped iredenck will not have the title nor that of assistant chief of the white house secret service detail as did Quakers But tiie graying bronzed agent who has been with the secre service since IS33 and on tile white house force since is Ihe man who will be by the presi dents side most of the time whei the chief executive appears in public Qualters a former Notre Dame football player who came to the white house from the Massachu setts state police began a few days leave Saturday before en ering the army as a captain on THOMAS J QUALTERS Become Captain rlollywoods Star Spangled Special to Start Out Sunday Night HOLLYWOOD UR HoIIy voods Star Spangled Special eaves for Washington Sunday nght to begin a nationwide vic ory caravan tour for the benefit if service groups Among the 90 film actors and ctresses making the trip will be Ciaudette Colbert Joan Bennett oan Blondcll Charles Boyer ames Cagney Olivia De Havil and Gary Grant Bob Hop ranees Langford Pat OBrien nd Eleanor Powell Bob Hope will be master ot eremonies for the threehour how The caravan will stop at Bos on Philadelphia Cleveland Dc roit Chicago St Louis St Paul Imncapolis DCS Moincs Dallas Houston and San Francisco Floods in Colorado The rampaging Purgatoire river living up to its name tore out this railroad bridge and left Trinidad Colo all most isolatedThis is the main Colorado and Southern ra others washccl ouL several s Hitler May Address Reichstag on German Relations to France LONDON report ed Saturday that the Berlin cor respondent of the Swiss Gazette De Laussane said Adolf Hitler soon might address the reichstag on Germanys relations with France The correspondent was quoted saying he had learned that a large number of French prisoners wen to be released soon but that mos of them would remain in Germany as factory workers or be returned to French industries producing for the German military machine MEN4H5TO SIGN MONDAY 263000 lowans Are Expected to Register Preparations Made DES MOINES mately 600 registrars in Iowas 120 ocal draft boards prepared Satur day to register an estimated 263 000 more lowans Monday The registration is for men who reached fortyfifth birthdays on or jeforc Feb 16 1942 and who lave not attained sixtyfifth birthdays on April 27 1S42 It will be the fourth registration conducted under the national sc cctivc service law Men to be egistcred Monday however arc not liable for military duty but hey the war be assigned to specific war jobs Registration in Mason City is o be at the usual voting places for general elections F R AND CONGRESS WILL SIGN MONDAY WASHINGTON ion of approximately 13000000 men in the 45 to 65 age group was underway Saturday and will be lompleted by Monday night This group eligible for possible noncombatant war work began igning up early in some states to avoid interference with their regu ar work All those who were 45 on or be ore Feb 1G and who will not have cached 65 by Monday are required o register There will be serial lumbers but no order numbers or call such as wore given in the hrcc previous registrations The Tien will fill out occupational uestionnniics later on Special arrangements have been lade for the registration of Prest ent Roosevelt and members ot ongress Monday The president vill be registered at the white ouse and members of congress in he capitol rotunda GAS DEMONSTRATION GIVEN KINGSTON N Car orney Thomas J White saw moke boiling out of the court ouse windows He called the fire epartment When the firemen rrived and came storming into he courtroom they found several undrcd air raid wardens watch a poidon gas demonstration RAINS SNOW CAUSE FLOODS Partly Completed 15000000 Caddoa Dam Not in Danger DENVER by per sisting rain sleet and snow Den ver and eastern Colorado cau tiously watched Saturday threat ening flood streams in the South Platte and Arkansas rivers ant their rushing mountain tributaries The Arkansas receded slowly after reaching a peak flow of 85 000 cubic feet a second at the partly completed Cad doa dam Army engineers said the structure was in no danger but warned farmers Fridav to evacuate lowland homes below the darn At Lamar 15 miles downstream business houses and residences in a lowlying section were inun dated About 20 families were eva cuated A quick turn to cold halted a dangerous rise in the South Platte which flows in a lomie elbow course through Denver Two bridges were washed away Police and volunteer defense units had been mobilized to handle possible evacuation of 14000 per Hundreds of acres of pasture beet fields and truck farms svcre under water in the Grcelcy and Port Ltipton areas The flood danger for eastern Colorado was developed by three warm days of rapid thawing of snow followed by heav rains Sleet and snow followed the rams slowing tite runoff rate The sleet fall carried down power and communications lines throughout central eastern Colorado and north Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Showers and mat tered thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and Saturday night Occasional rain Sunday fore noon Somewhat cooler Fresh to occasional strong winds IOWA Showers scattered thun derstorms Saturday aft ernoon and Saturday night Oc casional rain Sunday forenoon Not quite so warm Saturday afternoon somewhat cooler Sunday forenoon and and north portions night Fresh to occasioi winds in west Saturday nal strong MINNESOTA Rain Saturday afternoon Saturday night and Sunday forenoon not quite so warm Saturday afternoon cool strong winds IN MASON CITY weather Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday Rain s YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum statistics 79 52 52 trace DROP 400 TONS OF EXPLOSIVES IN 2 ATTACKS Smashes Claimed to Have Surpassed Any Ever Dealt to Britain LONDON was bat tered fiercely overnight in the RAFs second successive 1000 mile round trip against the big German Baltic coast warplant and ship ping center where the British de clared Saturday that more than 400 tons of explosives were drnpood in the two attacks The smashes at Rostok were said to have surpassed anything the German air force had dealt out to Britain The air ministry salil the British flyers striking In clear weather with i Rood view of their targets blasted the Hcin kel aircraft works with heavy bombs and left huffc fires flar iiiff from Rostoks Neptune ship yards This was one of a series of night operations which cost a total of three planes and RAF squadrons look tn the ahagain by daylight to strike at nazi bases across the English channel Docks at Dunkcrque were raid ed anew ami air fieldsin France ami the low countries were at tacked by night by aircraft ot the bombejand fighter commands the air ministry said A coastal command bomber nn patrol off the Norwegian coast was said to have bombed an enemy supnly ship and set it afire British planes crossed and re crossed Dover strait in a harc Saturday and heavy explosions ana gunfire sounded from times apparently from he areas of Calais Bou logne and inland The new attack upon a marshaling point for nazi war from the London Star the comment Even at the height of its power the luftwaffe never launched raids of such intensity Benefited by excellent weaUicr the British flyers were said to have hit with particularly good ef fect at tho Heinkel plant The attack sustained a new roundtheclock cycle of British air raids on Germany in which the RAJ struck unprecedented power twice within 24 hours first with a prodawn assault nn the important nazi port where in one hour Thursday night the greatest weight of bombs in RAF history was loosed and later when the largest British fighter force ever sent against a single objective escorted bombers at tacking the occupied Dutch port of Flushing in daylight The German radio acknowledged the new raid on Rostok with dam age to houses and some casualties to civilians but said one British plane was downed and mentioned destruction only in residential areas if That the British struck on sncccssivD niffhls arainst the comparatively small city of KOs ink was rccartlcil in some quar ters as a sijjn that the Getmans are usinc it as a great base for rushing men and supplies both to Russia and Norway Observers pointed out lie great weight of bombs probably left the aort even worse battered than Luebcck twice its size Luebeck was hit just once with the full force of the new RAF bomber power on March 28 and Britisli authorities have said 40 per cent of the city was devastated The air ministrys announce ment indicated that Rostok was hit as hard as Luebcck on Thurs day night alone Nazis Divebomb British City LONDON divebomb crs screaming down from moonlit shortly after midnight Fri night heavily attacked a n coast city killing at least 12 persons leaving hundreds homeless amid the wreckage caused by a rain ot high cxplo ves and firebombs The British said one of Eng auray afternoon cool j ris sa one of Eng er Saturday night and Sunday s most famous schools was forenoon fresh to occasionally Tilc town not identified strone J mmediatel b ene mmediately but the German high command communique reporting 1 reprisal raid on southwestern ingland said Exeter was bombed damaged Exeter city o 70 000 iristol is the home of a famous rammar school founded in 1629 Three men including lwn lircwalchcrs were killed by a
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