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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS Ago UNITED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS UU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL HOME EDITION firm T1US PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE ONE NQ BAFSETSFIRETO 2 PARIS PLANTS George Distinguished U S Air Officer Killed NOTED YANKEE LEADER VICTIM OFPLANECRASH Correspondent Jacoby Also Dead Allied Headquarters Announces ALLIED HEADQUARTERS Australia death in an airplane crash of Brig Gen Har old H George of the United States army air force was announced Thursday by allied headquarters Also killed in the crash was Mehille Jaeoby Time and Life magazine c prrespond e nt wh o came to Australia from Bataan last month with his wife after living with the beleaguered TJ S and Fil ipino forces defending the penin sula against the Japanese invad ers One of the brilliant staff of officers who served with Gen eral Douglas Mac Arthur in the Philippines Brig Gen George accompanied MacArthur to Aus tralia In his epic journey last month from Bataan peninsula W His distinguished service in the Philippines gained him his promo tion to Brigadier General last January Brig Gen George was born Sept 14 1892 in Lockport N Y He was assigned to the Philip pines on March 3 1941 after com Service Cross Is Awarded to George ot a distinguished in id al to Brig Gen Harold H George who met death in an air crash in the southwest Pacific was announced Thursday by the uar department tnanding the 31st pursuit group at Selfridge field Michigan He entered the army as a mem ber of the New York national guard in 1916 during the Mexican border crisis The airplane accident occurred late Monday but details were withheld for the time being A statement fromheadquarters said The commanderinchier Gen oral MacArthur announces with deep sorrow the death in an air plane accident of Brig Gen Hav old H George air corps and Time and Lifes military correspondent Melville Jacoby General George commanded the air forces during the Philip pine campaign and was one of the most prominent figures in the desperate tenacious struggle for Luzon He was cited for bravery and was regarded by General MacAr thur as one of the outstanding air officers of the world Melville Jacoby covered the Philippines campaign for Time and Life and was distinguished not only for literary talents but for complete devotion to military standards He could well have served as a model for war cor respondents at the front The statement made no refer ence o the circumstances of he accident or where it occurred but it was recalled that two days ago H uas announced officially that a Lockheed airliner with 1Z noncivilian passengers aboard had been missing since April 21 and must be presumed lost That plane was said to have been enroute to north Australia presumably from Melbourne Jacoby a graduate of Stanford university went to the Orient soon after the European war broke out in 1939 and was stationed for a while at Chungking China as a newspaper and radio correspond ent He later went to French Indo China where in November 1050 he and a U S vice consul were arrested by a Japanese sentry for taking pictures The two Americans were not released until after the state de partment in Washington had pro tested to French IndoChina Jacoby later went to Manila Last November he was married there to Annalee Whitmore daughter of Leland E Whitmore of Buffalo N Y The couple flee to Corregidrr Just before the Japanese occupied the capital of the Philippines and were on that fortress island and with the American forces on Ba taan peninsula until last month when they made a perilous 20day voyage to Australia leaving just BRIG GEN GEORGE before General MacArthur and his party departed on their dasn by motor torpedo boat and air plane With the Jacobys on their trip was Clark Lee Associated Press correspondent Brigadier General George 49 World war hero was chief air of ficer with Gen Douglas MacAr thur and had accompanied him on his daring dash from Bataan to Australia He was a small man S feet 7 inches tall and weighing only135ppunds George bcffan hisJ military career with the national guard at Niagara Falls N Y A lieu tenant in the air corps in the World war he Ayon the distin guished service cross for down ing five German planes He was married in New York in 1919 to a girl Miss Vera Mc Kenna of New York whom he met in a Y M C A canteen in Tours France Mrs George and a daugh ter Peggy 19 live in Hedlands Cal A son Robert C 21 is a private first class at Camp Lockett near the Mexican border George sailed for Pacific duty April 21 last year and was pro moted from lieutenant colonel to colonel enroute He was promoted to brigadier general after Pearl Harbor and assigned lo MacAr thurs forces in the Philippines IS TROPICAL Mercury Goes to 90 at Davenport Many Areas Report Rains DES MOINES this keeps up theyll have to issue tropical equipment to soldiers stationed in Iowa The mercury hit 90 at Dav enport Wednesday the highest temperature recorded in Iowa this year while readings in the 80s were general over the state Wednesday nights low was a mild 60 at Forest City Decorah and Charles City a minimum more m keeping with June rather than April Keokuk was doused with 75 inch of rain the weather bureau reported while Davenport had 29 Forest City 27 Decorah 17 and Burlington 10 N W Seeks Truck Line Across Iowa CEDAR RAPIDS two day hearing was opened here Wednesday by the Iowa state commerce commission on the re newed application of the Chicago and North Western railroad for permission to operate a motor truck line parallel to its route across Iowa The H and W truck lines are opposing granting the permit from Cedar Rapids east to the state line and the National ick lines oppose a permit for the from Cedar Rapids west to the IowaNebraska line TRAINING STARTS MAY 18 DES MOINES WSecreta Rodney Q Selby of the Iowa dustrial and Defense commissi announced that training of civili defense instructors is scheduled to begin at loiva State college Ames on May 18 In ion ilian anr ADMIT LimitProfltsLASHIOSFALL TO JAP THRUST Both Sides Suffer Heavy Casualties Trap Threatens Allies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Extend Hours WASHINGTON By a single vote margin the house naval committee tabled Thursday a measure to limit war profits lift the statutory work week limit from 40 to 48 hours and freeze the status quo ot closed and open shops for the duration of the war The vote was 13 to 12 and came shortly after Chairman Vinson D Ga told the members that the American people are going to have something to say about this racketeering in war plants and in labor unions in every congres sional district in the nation in the No of labo ovember elections The action climax of two months stormy hearings on the profits or issue backed up President Roosevelts message to congress earlier this week that no labor legislation was necessary at this time Simultaneously it left the ques tion of limiting war profits up to the ways and means committee now studying the chief executives suggestion for a 525000 ceiling on individual incomes after payment of taxes along with other pro posals for sharp increases in the excess profits levy A motion to table the measure was made by Representative Bradley D P TORNADO KILLS 13 IN KANSAS 25 Others Injured as Twister Rips Rural Section Near Oberiin OBERLTN Kans tor nado ripped through a rural sec tion of southern Decatur countv late Wednesday night killing 13 persons and injuring 25 others Two entire families were wiped out by the storm The small hospital here was jammed and other injured were taken to McCook Nebr hospitals The city itself escaped dam age The furious blast carried away livestock and leveled farm build ings through an area half a mile wide Ip several instances not a trace of the buildings remained In others only splintered showed where homes and stock bams formerly stood One of the victims Mrs Dale Paddock found on a creek bank her head and shoulders driven mto the ground by the twister Her son vanished her husband the third member of the family was killed also Oberiin is in the northwest cor ner of Kansas about 30 miles south of the Nebraska line ROWTBOUGlT BY DODGERS SPORTS BULLETIN DETROIT ip The Detroit Tigers announced Thursday sale of Lymvood Schoolboy Roive 30 year old righthander lo the Brooklyn Dodgers for an undis closed amount of cash Rowe was m his 10th season in the American league and this year had won one and lost none He reports to Ihe National league club immediately Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Showers thunderstorms and contine warm Thursday night and Fri day forenoon Fresh to stron winds with scattered local wi squalls and ued ind IOWA Thunderstorms and con tinued warm Thursday and Friday forenoon except be coming cooler in west portion Fresh to strong winds MINNESOTA Showers and thun derstorms and little change in temperature Thursday night and Friday forenoon fresh to lo cally strong winds IN fllASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 79 Minimum Wednesday night 61 At 8 a rn Thursday 64 Precip 42 Hailstones as large as inches in diameter were reported with Wednesday evenings rain YEAR AGO at Maximum Minimum 51 Br Jap Moves Indicate Conquest fighting for every J T T i t T he oi China Is Integral Part of New Order in Eastern Asia Chinese headquarters acknowl edged Thursday that Japanese xoops had captured Lashio the lateway to China m Burma while Jritish and Chinese forces were to have lost contact amid frave danger ot entrapment The fall of Lashio taken by the invaders after a 170 mile advance n four days imperilled the entire allied defense of Burma A Chinese communique said the Japanese captured the city Wednesday after a battle in which both sides suffered heavy casualties and reported that fighting still continued in the Lashio vicinity This apparently meant that American nese force Stilwell was inch ot groun ecuting a gei north Lashio only 80 miles from tha Chinese border lies 130 miles northeast of Mandalay Great fire swere reported raging near the town but it was nol stated whether they were set by traitorous Burmese fifth colum nists or were part of a scorched earth policy by the defenders Chinese quarters acknowledge that the struggle fought through the tangled jungles rice paddies and mountains against overwhelm ing Japanese forces had reached a stage of acute crisis At least some of the leaselend supplies which the Burma roads overburdened truck transport had failed to move on into China were known to have been de slroyed A Chinese army snokes man said this was the fate of supplies remaining after the bulk had been carried on V A wellinformed London source said that the Japanese actually were astride the Burma road evi dently north of Lashio separa ting the bulk of Chinese fighters in Burma from the British imper ials and Chinese reinforcements which have been fighting on the western flank He said the British now must withdraw rapidly northward to escape envelopment and to guard the way to India Meanwhile he added the allies might try to re unite through desperate counter attacks the British by thrusting from the northwest and the Chi nese from the northeast ALLIED AIRMEN HIT 20 PLANES IN NEW GUINEA Meanwhile somewhat offsetting the grim turn of the Burma con flict the allies rolled up slashing new aerial victories over the en emy in the far Pacific Gen Douglas MacArthurs head quarters reported that allied air men destroyed or damaged 20 Jap anese planes and started big fires in an attack on the Japanese air base at Lae New Guinea and also battered anew at the enemy base at Koepang on Dutch Timor island Flying Tigers of the Ameri can volunteer group fightingin Burma were credited with a spectacular victory over the Japanese air force shooting down 22 of 24 planes which at tempted to raid Loiwinc on the BurmaYunnan border The AVG flyers emerged with out loss of a single plane THREATEN ALLIED TROOPS WITH ENVELOPMENT On the lighting front latest dis patches said allied troops fighting to hold bombwrecked Mandalay were sharply threatened with en velopment British military quarters said that with the invaders standing at Lashio splitting allied communi cation lines the British now could only withdraw rapidly northward to escape being trapped and to guard the way to India in the west These quarters said the sepa rated forces would continue to fight on two different fronts however and might attempt to reunite by launchingdesperate counterattacks from he north west and northeast U S Made Planes in Raids Americanmade bombing planes arc plaving a larec part in the series of British Royal Air Force blitz bomb ings oi German military and naval establishments in Ger many Prance and Norway Hero is rowof American made Boston III aircraft at their or dons station somc whereiuEnglancl By DettlTT ilfACKEXZIE Wide World War Analyst We have to face exceedingly bad news Thursday from burma in the further Japanese successes which have enabled them to get a foot squarely in Chinas back door and increase the threat to Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks fighting By cutting a bloody swath through to Lashio the Japshave pro cured the great supply depot that marks the beginning of the famous Burma road which winds its tary way through the mountains to the Chinese capital of Chung king and has v been Chinas 1 lifeline to the outside world Lashios rail c o m m u n i cation with the Burmese port of Rangoon had of course already been severed but control of this entrance to the Burma road MACKENZIE would be essential to any plan lor moving Nipponese forces inlo China over this route The Japanese thrust to Lashio also places the defending allied forces in the Mandalay sector in a dangerous position by threatening them with envelopment However word from the headquarters of Lieutenant General Stilwell American commander of the Chi nese forces is that he is prepared to fight for every inch of territory He is getting yeomans help from the American volunteer Flyim Tigers who have continued to give the Japanese heavy punish ment The determination of the Jap anese in this major drive through Burma makes it clear that they are bent on completing Ihcir con quest of China as an integral port of their scheme for n new order in eastern Asia The Chinese mili tary position now is more serious than ever owing to the severance of supplies through Burma loss of the Burmese petroleum fields upon which they were de pendent for the oil without which no fighting machine can run suc cessfully and the menace of in vasion of southwest China over the Burma road Should the Japanese succeed in getting an army into this rich portion of China upon which Chiang depends so much for food and minerals the great generalissimos c p ccrtainty be full lo over flowing In this hour ot peril the Chinese lave announced staunchly that Lhey will continue the fight They nave no intention of quitting In akingthis stand which is so typ ical of the brave battle they have waged for long against an invader who has been far better equipped ihey must get much encourage ment from the message which President Roosevelt broadcast Tuesday night in his fireside chat The Japanese may cut the Surma road said the president but I want to say to the gallant people of China that no matter what advances the Japanese may nake ways will be found to dc ivcr airplanes and munitions of war to the armies of Generalis simo Chiang KaiShek Mr Roosevelt wasnt more specific but one was left to the conclusion that presumably air transport would play a major role in providing supplies Much can be done in that way and presumably in time other meth ods of supply wilt be developed Still the immediate problem of supply is colossal particular ly in the matter of the essential oil and gasoline Chinas great task now is lo hold on until the allies can bring relief Our striking power in the orient is steadily increasing and there is no reason to despair over the Chinese position grave though it be One of these days when we have got set for a major offensive we are going to dump all hell down on Tokio and other Japan ese cities from the skies That will be the key which will open the door to peace in the far east GIRUHOflN FATAL ACCIDENT LaMoilic High School Picnic Ends in Tragedy Near Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN high school class picnic ended in tragedy near here Wednesday eve ning when a H year old Lamoille girl was fatally shot through head with a 22 caliber bullet what Coroner Hodney C Wells said was an accidental shooting The girl Wanda Parsons only daughter of Mr and Mrs Alva Parsons of Lamoille was a fresh man guest of the Lamoille higi school sophomore class at a picnic in a grove about eight miles west of here She and several other girls were in a toilet shack when one of the boys Coroner Wells said took a shot at it apparcntly bclicving Ihe building empty Tho bullet entered the pirls head and she died in a hospital here an hour later Coroner Wells said the shot was fired by Herbert Wyatt 15 one of a group engaged in target practice the Burglar Goes to Sleep in Bakery Arrested ST LOUIS coped efficiently with the case of sleepy burglar An 18 year youth smashed a window ot aakery sat upon the floor and riis fill of cake Then he went sleep He was awakened by lice at Duce Hitler and Jap Envoy Plan Meeting LONDON Adolf Hillor inito Mussolini and Gen Hiro i Oshima Japanese ambassador Germany are to meet in a few according to a Tokio broad quoting the newspaper Hochi nd recorded here by Reuters The place of the meeting was t indicated However the Berlin radio iroadcast a Munich dispatch rc lorting Oshimas arrival there ursday to take part in the k of interstate cultural work Munich station was decorat with Japanese and German flags and representatives the army nazi party and local gov ernments were on hand to wel come him Oshima recently returned to Germany from Bulgaria where he conferred with the Japanese ambassador to Turkey presum ably reviewing axis prospects in the middle cast Be days cast not b PI Thin week The cl WAR AGAINST NEWS TO AXIS Latin Americans to Drive Against Sources Sending Facts to Foes By EDWARD STUNTZ WASHINGTON allout and hitherto unannounced wa gainst clandestine distributors of news valuable to the enemy is being mapped in the capitals of Latin America with the coopera tion of the government A responsible source dis closed Thursday that most of the 20 other American repub ics have signified enthusiastic desire to help rid the Americas of the radio and telecommunica tions sneakthief and arc preparing for a srun strusple affaiiist this type of prototali arian agent The only two republics which have not declared war or broken relations with the axis Argentina and under stood here to favor the campaign as a means of protecting their neutrality Groundwork for the continental offensive against the illicit news mongers were laid at the confer ence of American foreign min isters in Rio dc Janeiro last win ter There tlie United States pro posed a resolution lo neutralize the overall dangers inherent in direct communications contacts between Hie Latin American re publics and axis powers ADMIRAL STARK REACHES LONDON Assumes Command of U S Naval Operations in European Waters LONDON Harold n Stark of the U S navy arrived in London by air Thursday eve ning to assume his duties as com mander in chief of American naval operations in European wa ters Stark was accompanied by U S Ambassador John G Winant He was appointed to the new position March 9 and is the high est ranking U S naval officer to assume a post in Brilain since 1917 Yeggs Cant Crack Safe Cant Even h Crack Stolen Es NEWARK N J broke into a butcher shop carted a 500pound safe to the basement and tried for three hours to bat ter it open Giving it up as a bad job they settled for two dozen eggs Police nabbed them before they had a chance to crack even the eggs men Customer Somewhere Finds but No Berries in Paper Bag SAN DIEGO Cal where Wednesday night a man opened a paper bag and found but no strawberries the Max Borenstein market Uv old told police he handed an uni a tified customer a bag containin the days receipts instead of berries he had ordered po Borenstein has received no coi plaints from the customer iden the RENEW ATTACK ON FACTORIES HELPING NAZIS Germans Again Raid Norwich in Retaliation of British Assaults By RUSSELL C LANDSTROM LONDON RAJ blast ed and set fire to the Goodrich rubber works and the Gnome Rhone aero plant in the Paris suburb of Genueviiliers Wednes day night in a vigorous renewal nf Hie campaign to destroy captive French factories contributing to the German war arsenal The air ministry said both plants were left aflame by low level attacks made in the face of antiaircraft defenses strengthened since the raid on the GnomeRhone factory April 5C The Goodrich plant was a sub sidiary of the B F Goodrich com pany of America but operated as a French concern with French of ficers nnd was completely written off ns a loss by the parent com pany last year When Paris fell Huge Air Battle Is Fought Over Coast of France FOLKESTONE England fP sigantie air battle between the ItAF and the nazis was fouiclit out Thursday afternoon 25000 feet over the northern French coast Watchers on tie cliffs at Folkestone followed the dog fights high above Cap Griz Nei and JJoulofftic by the twisttriff thrtads of vapor trails Heavy explosions echoed across Dover strait It was impossible to count the planes participating but at one point the vapor streaks ex tended over an area of several miles Observers reported sceiner a plane formation traveling west ward at great speed As it ap peared to be over Boulogne another formation came up from below to meet it and both soon broke UP into a succession of duels in June 1940 the factory was manufacturing tires and mechani cal rubber goods No Goodrich representative has been there since Six British planes were listed as missing in the nights operations which nlio included blows at the docks ot Ostend airdromes in the low countries and minelaying in enemy waters Shortly after dawn allied air men swept out over the channel again to strafe shipping and air dromes The Germans acknowledged that considerable damage was done to buildings at Gennevil licrs 10 miles from the heart oC Pans and said the RAF also raided the north German coast The casualties were limited to members ot the civilian popula tion a nazi communique said aircraft flying singly aiso carried out nuisance raids on the north German coast the bul letin nddcd Two British aircraft were shot down AIK FORCE MAKES ATTACK ON NORWICH The German airforce mean while made a heavy attack Wednesday night on Norwich England the high command said The same town had been raided Monday night The Berlin radio announcer said the Norwich raid was a squaring of accounts ordered by Hitler for the destruction in Lue bcck Rostock and Cologne churches will not be spared The English people can thank the bloody criminal in the prime ministers scat for this He said the German planes op crated al very low altitudes set ting large fires and that ail re turned safely VICHY DECLARES 52 KILLED IN ASSAULT Reuters British news agency said the Vichy radio reported 52 persons killed and about 100 in jured in Gcnncvilliers It was the fifth raid in less than two months on factories in the Paris area The nazis short but sharp over night assault on Norwich in East Anglia a communique said had caused casualties and damage mostly in residential and shop ping areas The Germans said none of their planes was shot down but de clared two British raiders were   

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