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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C 0 M P DEPARTMENT OT HISTORY ANO ARCHIVES MO I A HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS Wounded Jap II1UJJ TIONS NO 206 ON COAST BELIEVE JAPAN PREPARING TO TELL OF LOSS Defeated Nipponese Fleet Limping Home Chinese Retake City LONDON and American air force units have ar vived in China Reuters reporleci Tuesday in a dispatch from Chungking The United States units presumably are in addition to the Flylne Tigers of the American volunteer group com manded by Brier Gen Claire Chennault which already is op cratms in China ChennauU together with Mai Gen Lewis H Brcreton com mander of United States air forces W Stilwell American commander of Chinese forces in the battle of Burma flew to Chungking last week for conferences with Gener ahssmo Chiang KaiShek JAP FLEET IS LIMPING HOME By The Associated Press The Japanese fleet which es caped after a terrific pounding in the battle of Midway was re ported limping westward to the refuge of home waters Friday while on the China war front fjeneralissimo Chiang KaiSheks Chinese armieswere said to have thrown a strategic Japanese vic tory into reverse Without specifically mentioning the Japanese naval disaster at Midway Tokio dispatches quoted by the Berlin radio Tuesday suggested that Japan may be pre paring her people for bad news One cannot always expect victories but must also he able to stand losses the Iiroadcast quoted an unnamed Japanese admiral as saying So far the Tokio radio has maintained silence on thc Mid way sea fight Developments on Chinas east coast seemed momentarily swing ing a little more in favor of Gen eral Chiangs armies but the Chinese acknowledge that rein UNITED STATES FRiNCISCO Ships Slink From Midway By DEWITT MACKENZIE Wide World Analyst The beaten and badly wounded Jap fleet seems to have hidden it from pursuit in the vastness of the Pacific and to be slinking home from its rash adventure at our Midway base but we have the satisficahon of knowing that while the enemy hasnt suffered an overwhelming defeat his striking i o very consider iii mio Pjicitic a smart football team A right end nv lower aerial attack broken arrow at Dutch Har or of a ess headsup outfit away from center But smash came through center bent arrow HI Feea1rtPhnl1eTmain body of the fee w damaged JapanCSe sunk in the the Coral sea then an fhavo the clefensc States was there when the JaPanese force rctreat battle and 13 or more others farced Japanese columns were again advancing along the Burma voad into far southwest China A Chungking military spokes man said Chinese troops wiped out J Japanese invasion force which had gained a foothold at Chuhsien key rail center of Chekiang province ana regained possession of the city Chekiang on Chinas east coast is important as a potential base lor allied air actions on Japan The Chinese had previously acknowledged loss of the Clvih sien airport and a Japanese thrust into the town itself following a Tokio c aim to a full victory there Saturday A Chinese government spokes man expressed Chinas gratitude for what hc cancd a generous response lo appeals for help from both the United States and Great Britain but declared Desperados Roaming Streets Japs Unable to Maintain Order CHUNGKING UKThousands civilians are starving in Hong Kong where gangs of desperado roam the streets reliable inform ants reported Tuesday They said the small Japanese prnson appeared unable to main lam order The worst conditions were said to prevail at Tvowloon mainland portion of Hong Kong where banditry occurs daily some within a short distance of Japa nese headquarters situation remains that the grave The next few months wiH be very critical he said While Japans battered sea armada retreated from Mid battle contact was lost Saturday nightPearl Harbor observers predicted that the eneiny fleet with reinforce ments would probably return SOT another face saving at dcfenscs in Intelligence reports said hun dreds of desperados who are auc mentcd daily by persons unable to obtain food or jobs were in streets of Kowloon and even Victoria robbing and often murdering pe lSruans The houses anl stores which escaped Japanese looters were being robbed These condi tions it was said resulted funda mentally from economic despera It was said that the Japanese al low each civilian one paddy of rice every three days at a fixed price One paddy is onethird of the amount Considered necessary for maintenance of health Civilians thus were forced to obtain two days supplies in black markets where prices range from 400 per cent to 1000 per cent above the INDIANAPOLIS Intl U A federal court grand jury Tues day returned a I2count in dictment charffing William Dud ley Pellcy former Silver Shirt leader and professed fascist with sedition fixed price It was understood that the Japa nese wereusing Hong Kong main ly as a naval base AH Hong Kong dockyards are working full blast Official reports faid that before at H raore heavily damaged and the accompanying air arm practically wiped out y losses were listeci one destroyer sunk an air number of planes de Americans stirred ssEWiSrs navy flyer of Houston TeT was shot down and floated he a torpedo carrier of r v 3ga ciiiss ociore ftr QE down and then watched internal explosions their sides Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Not much change in tem perature Tuesday afternoon Wednesday forenoon added showers Wednesday morning and Tuesday afternoon and tuesday night west and central MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Tuesdav after noon through Wednesday fore noon except warmer extreme northeast portions added light showers south portion Wednes day morning IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 73 Minimum in Night 62 At 8 a m Tuesday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation ACTORS WILL IGNORES WIVES Expresses Concern Barrymore Had of Being Buried Alive LOS ANGELES fp John Barryrnores will filed for probate Tuesday disclosed that the actors manysided personality included the fear of being buried alive jncj wil1which specifically ex cluded all his four divorced r from participating in his estate s esae requested his executors to employ doctors and cooperate fully with any person who wishes tam thai I fn fact dead and utati ana not m any other state having the semblance of death in order so far as possible to avoid all risk of my being buried alive cemberWi drawn Iast Dc The actor who made upward of long h an estate valued n the legal phraseology in S10000 but which his Gordon Levoy said would no certain income have The executors are Levoy Barry Hitlers Thwarted Romance GERMANS AGAIN AREREPBLSED British Inflict New Damage on Axis Supply Columns CAIRO heavy at tack in Sir Hachcim inland an chor of Britains Libyan line has been repulsed and British forces have inflicted new damage on the axis supply columns British general headquarters announced Tuesday Thc brier communique there had been but little activity m the Kmghisbridge area which was the focus o much of the see Paw fighting before the desert struggle lapsed into comparative quiet Military observers believed that the inactivity in the Knights bridge area was only a lull before a new German attempt to thrust northeastward toward Acroma or Tobruk The enemys use of in fantry in that area last Sunday was regarded as evidence that the German armored forces have been seriously depleted by the in cessant hammering of British planes and guns and that these elements were boingconserved for a new assault There are no indication those observers say that the Germans to withdraw in the British through their minefields CALL HEYDRICH NAZI MARTYR Himmler Threatens to Avenge Slaying of German Protector BERLIN From German Broad Hitler termed Remhard Heydrich assassinated gestapo official One of our mar tyrs Tuesday at a state funeral shortly after Heinrich Himmler nead of thc secret police de clared It is our holy duty to avenge he protector of Bohemia and Moravia Hitler made an unannounced appearance at the funeral leav ng his headquarters on the Rus front to confer on the slain 2 gestapo chief the highest award of the German order He placed a wreath on the cof m and embraced Heydrichs two ions before leaving the funeral lall Heydrich died last week after wo undetected Czech assailants had bombed his automobile and machmegunned him Already 234 Czechs have been reported exe cuted in reprisal The sfory of Adolf Hitlers frustrated romance with fias IS DROWNS IX RIVER MUSCATINE WlBobbv Al tencder nine year old son of Mr and Mrs Fred Alteneder of Mus catme drowned in the Mississiopi river here Monday n was the power has been ably lessened We may never learn the full extent of thc Uamasre our forces inflicted on the Nipponese at Midway but at least thrci en emy warships were sunk 11 more heavily damaged and vir tually the whole accompanying airforce destroyed Our an nounced fosses were one de stroyer sunk an airplane car rier damaged and some planes destroyed That brings estimated Japanese naval losses since Pearl Harbor up to 68 warships sunk and 71 damaged This is apart from a large number of secondary sels and 146 transports sunk or damaged 7 begin lo get an idea of how badly this hurts when you consider that the estimated strength of ne mikados navy at the outset of the war was in the neighborhood of 200 ships Thc 68 sunk would be more than a quar ter of this total and if you aac the il craft damaged you have more than half These unofficial estimates dont lake into account any shipswhich may have been commissionedsi nee the war be gan Now these losses are partic ularly serious for Japan because of her dependence on her navy Ot only to wage offensive war but to protect her iIIRolten conquests Her whole future hangs on her control of the iiesterit Pacific That brings us to another point which has been discussed pre viously hi this column but is worth emphasizing I believe that nice the conquest of Indonesia1 the Japs have been primarily con cerned with protecting nd con sohdatmg their gains That is to say apart from their determina tion to knock out the Chinese they had bitten off all they could chew and wanted to get ahea with the mastication This means that the Japanese operations now except for th Chinese theater are largely de the attack on Midway ob tain a strong point which would hamstring our activities in tin western Pacific and render our Austiahan base impotent by cut ting the supply linos Of course the Japs would he prepared to ov ploit any weakness uncovered out this doesnt alter the funda inenlal strategy of defense This doesnt mean that the Nipponese are sroinc to sit down and wait for attack The Kussians have demonstrated in an unforgettable manner that offense frequently is the best form of defense and we may expect the Japs to be on the move Apart from other con siderations Hitler undoubtedly is urgrmg his allies to strike now aSt TeasurE of cooperation with the offensive which he himself is preparing to launch further assaults on American possessions may be expected The Japanese may try to raid our western seaboard Circumstances may even impel them to attack Russia and it would be surprising if there werent further blows at Australias northern coast and thc cast coast of India ivci all thpcp l tudls be largely defensive Even an attack on Siberia would be cal culated to remove the Damoclean menace of bombing attacks on Japan proper from the great vet raval and air base of Vladivostok just across the all too narrow Sea of Japan True the Japs long have coveled the rich Amur basin just north of Manchukuo but fear rather than cupidity would motivate any at J 2 U S NAVY BLIMPS COLLIDE Training Blimps in MidAir Crash Were on Secret Mission LAKEHURST N guards recovered Tuesday three bodies and wreckage from one of two navy training blimps lost in what apparently was j midaii collision over he Atlantic ocean while on an unexplained experi mental mission ODT Takes Over Inter City Buses WASHINGTON The oftic of defense transportation took war tune control Tuesday over all o the nations intercity bus opera tions ordering present route frozen competitive service pooled and all express service discon tinned The order is effecliv was known still missins Mcrc nine of the f ami civili3 occupanls of thc Gl anil the smaller L2 wlieii they set out Monday nieht from the naval air station at Lakehurst The airships plunged into the ocean about four miles off Manixquin which is 16 miles northeast of Iakehursl Among those missing was En sign Frank A Trotter of Toms River N J internationally fam ous free balloon racer and a for mer pilot for an Ohio rubber and vship company Lieut Commander Clinton S Rounds 33 Toms River senior officer aboard the two craft Aviation Chief Machinists Mate 2aLangdon Hans iiiubivait any tack on the Reds Actually while a RussoJapanese war might open up at any moment I dont believe either country wants hostilities with the other right now Both have their hands full already TOPEKA Kans Cook of Clinton Iowa was elected vice president of the American Peony socety at the organizations twentyninth annual show here Monday r ans Dr A B Wise civilian scientist San Diego Cai Hounds is survived by his widow and 6 year old daughter cailnclla who celebrated Mrs Rounds birthday with 3 cake Monday night alone because they did not know what ffmc the navy man would be home from his experimental flight The navy declined to discuss he purpose of the flight except o say it was an experimental Mi0 mvohig some hazard All occupants of the blimps verc equipped with lifejackets or use should hc craft be forced down on the water They were bout 400 feet above the sea when they apparently collided Ensign Howard Fahey of Scars flsle N Y WHS rescued and brought ashore by coast guards Tuesday Tie suffered an ap rent fracture of an arm in the crash but picked up swam about Coast guard boats patroled the area for possible other survivors and grappled for the Gl A clock in Ihe gondola of the L2 had stopped at p m These dead or missing were Commander Rounds listed as a pilot Ensign Trotter lighterthan air pilot since 1939 and observer on several of the dirigible Hin flights July 1 After that date ODT directed no intercity buses may be op crated for the primary purpose of servinggolf courses athletic fields race tracks theaters dancing pavilions or other Places conducted primarily for the purpose of amusement or entertainment An ODT spokesman said Ihi would affect bus service to beache and other resorts provided the buses were used primarily to take passengers to such places V In addition except lor one dail round trip bus companies mis discontinue schedules which fail o show an average load in bolh di reciions of more than 40 per can pi the scaling capacity of UK buses used Operators arc require to keep records of passenger mile and seat miles and report to ODT any roundtrip schedule whicl Kills to meet the seating capacits requirement Intercity bus senice as de fined by lic ortfcr excud runs within 5 miles of city lim its and schedules on which thc s 33 cents or less The orderprohibits any exteS sion of bus routes after Julv without special permission or ODT Operators of competing iinr5 mus Plan jointly for maximum use o equipment through pooling of serv ices staggered schedules exchange JL onerat mo TivMc of operang ODf declared r Such plans or a statement as to no plans have been agreed upon must be submited to ODT Express service was ordered stopped ODT said 0 release ve hicles needed in local service The nationwide control fol lowed two special orders based o operators plans aflectinc four bu 1 nes operating New York and Washington and two lines operat ing m the west Other orders covering particular S Ensisn Clarence C Uoss son of Mr and Mrs JohnRoTss Tacksonvrtlc Fla Commissioned EnsiBn K G Icc New Lon don Conn attached to bureau wort rescarch Ole V Roos aviation chief machinists mate Lakcwood lom Dunbar Nebr wife Mary K C Potcet 28 aviation chief machinists mate son of Mrs nra Poxvc11 IanEdnn Kans where he made his home H Herndon jr boat ffrst ciassLaiic hurst Bom Jacksonville Fla wife Bessie Dr Charles R Hoover Mid ttletom Conn Weslcyan uni versity cbcinisiry professor wife and two sons Dr Hoover was born at Oskaloosn Iowa L s Moycr Minneapolis Minn J H Tillcs San Dicco Cal Weir to Head Drive or Scrap Rubber in Midwestern Region CHICAGO H Weir Chicago will direct the midwest rive o drive to increase scrap rubber For 18 years a New devfcr iv Chcag scrap rubber dealer Monday night wis PPointed regional rubbef repre cntattve for Illinois Iowa wis Indiana Michigan Ohio St bureau au trial conservation Th production boards regional alvage division made the appoint UOXT AFFECT SERVICE HERE Charles E Strickland president of the Mason City and Clear Lake railroad company operators of buses from Mason City to Clear Lake in commenting on he ODT order issued Tuesday said while I have not haci he opportunity to study Ihe ODT order carefully f dont think this order applies u our bus service since our buses are operated for necessary trans portation service and not for any places of entertainment such as are refererd o in the ODT order JAPlttlPLOMATS RETURN HOME Exchange of U S Nipponese Planned via Swedish Liner JERSEY CITY N 18134ion passenger liner Grip sholm arrived Tuesday from Gotheburg Sweden a day late on her mission to exchange Japanese and American diplomats and na tionals The whilepainted Swedish American liner which has not been seen in this country in sev eral years carried 193 and other ScandinavianAmeri cans On the pier was the baggage of Japanese who will board the ship for its first exchange voy age to Lourenco Marques Portu guese East Africa Americans from Japan will board the ship there for the return voyage to the United States The baggage included crated bicycles and sewing machines Many of the trunks bore emblems of tno Rising Sun Hcri Cross workers and social security employes were at the Pier lo direct rcUirnins of hom havc seen the United States for many years HITLER ORDERS STRENGTHENING OF COAST AREA Reports in London Indicate Nazi Jitters Over Invasion Threat th LONDON au lontics were reported Tuesday lo be holding the entire civilian popu lation of the French Invasion coast as hostages against any bigscale British attack following a broad cast British warning to the French people to quit the area because of coming military operations The nazihelrt French coast was under attack by squadrons of British fighter itanes anil liRht bombers Tuesday after a night assaull In which 300 or more heavy bombers earrieil out flieir fourth devastation raid in eieht days on Germanys Kuhr valley industrial centers A 300mile stretch of the inva sion coast of Holland Belgium and France has been under strong at tack during the past 24 hours Re ports reached London that Adolf Hitler has ordered an urgent trengthcning of thc coastal de fenses as a direct result ot thc British warning tf The German it wa have issued orders forbidding thc French people lo heed the warning and evacuate the toaslal area because of the implied Brit ish threat of extension of thc RAFs devastation offensive to the mm fortified coast and perhaps strong commando raids The new orders forcinu the French people to remain in the threatened area from thc Bel gian to the Spanish frontiers arc thc reverse ofGerman or ders duringthe past month When the nazis sought by every means to torcc an evacuation nf the coastal area In many regions orders for evacuation had been issued so that he Germans might proceed with the construction of new concrete gun emplacements and other anti nvasion Reports reaching London indi cted mm jitters over the threat to he fortified coast all the way from he tip of Norway to Spnin German soldiers in Denmark were reported searching for British parachutists after dis covery of pieces of parachutes hanging from trees and rumors mat British secret service agents had been landed Curfew meas ss Along the French coast the nazis yere described as taking cvcep ipnnl precautions including the anting of extensive mine fields nd construction of hidden forts xtendmg back from the shore to depth of 25 miles Some reports told of thc con iniction of a second line of Ger flefcnses between the net Ailcttc river and a third line the Alciise recp inland I1 lh9 German west wail or icgfned line js being maintained i a new state of preparedness cports from the continent said Large numbers of fighters and ghter bombers carried out forays cross thc English channel Tucs ay AVES OF BRITISH LANES BOMB RUHR By The Associated Press Waves of British warplanes erhaps 4aO strong visited an ther night of terror death and cstruction upon Germanys in ustrial valley of the Ruhr be rc dawn Tuesday and also iuck at targets in nszioccuoicrf ranee and Holland Eighteen RAF bombers were acknowledged missinjr from the overnight assaults which fol lowed a British radio broad cast UTKins people of France In evacuate thc coastal areas from the Belgian frontier to the Py renees The broadcast warned of im pending allied operations of cap ita importance to be executed at thc most opportune moment STRONG FORCES OF RAF IN ATTACKS LONDON UP A Mrone force of British bomber chopped explosives over hun dreds of square miles of Hitlers domain Monday night raiding the great industrial Ruhr the Dieppe docks and railways and airdromes in France and Holland In mlruder raids over France and at divert German defense from the RAFs main objective Boston bom bers exploded an ammunition dump on thc Schlpol airdrome   

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