Brainerd Daily Dispatch, February 26, 1942

Brainerd Daily Dispatch

February 26, 1942

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Brainerd Daily Dispatch, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1942, Brainerd, Minnesota War Need. Honey! BUY DEFENSE BONDS OR STAMPS Help four Nation NOW THE BRAINEFD DAILY DISPATCH 'to serve as best we can FOR Think, Talk, Act AMERICAN The C. S. Needs Vour Help In the Heart of the Lake Region Telephone Mo. 74 ox 79 United Frees Full Leased BRAINERD, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1942 JTEA Feature Service and News Pictures VOL. 174 Force Japs to Withdraw Along Bataan Front BY EVERETT R. HOLLES WASHINGTON Douglas MacArthur's little virmy of the Bataan peninsula has forced advance Japanese units to withdraw "several kilometers" near Manila Bay in a surprise thrust unleased all along the 13-mile jungle battlefront, the War Department announced today. Striking back against the numerical vastly superior enemy after breaking three Japanese drives to a standstill, MacArthur's army of "Eternal Glory" was said to have captured a number of Japanese advance positions in the lightning thrust. The attack was "particularly sue cessful" on the right flank of the American-Filipino defendeis, pre- sumably in the vicinity of the high- way center of Pilar on Manila Bay about 17 miles north of Corregidor fortress and the tip of Bataan pen- insula. Japs Withdraw The communique said that in x this sector "forwaid elements of the Japanese troops were forced to -withdraw several kilometers' under the stiong thiusts of Mac- Arthur's men. "Fighting is still in progress with continued local the com- munique said, adding: "However, the main positions ol the enemy have not been pene- trated. There was nothing to indicate that at least 10 to one in manpower anc without fighter planes to challenge the Japanese undertaken any maj'or attack. Break Preparations Military observers believed that the thrust was intended to break up enemy piepaiatioiis for an all- V out offensive, aimed at knocking the American-Filipino forces off the island of Luzon and back upon Cor- fortress. MacArthur probably sent crack units, both Americans and Fili- pinos, out from the wire barncades of their fox-holes to "feel out" the Japanese positions, gather infor- mation about enemy strength and seize prisoneis, it was believed nere. The fiist of the American "feel- er" thrusts were reported in Mac- Arthur's dispatches Wednesday to the War Department which said there were "sharp encounteis be- tween our patrols and the enemy all along the line in Bataan." Small American foices, it was said, then were "uniformly successful" in ,i ''aggressive local actions" Breaks 3-Day Calm These thrusts broke three days of calm on the Bataan battlefront, believed to have been due either to Japanese reorganization for an attempted "knockout" offensive or necessitated by the withdrawal of Japanese strength particularly the East Indies battle- front nearly miles to the southwest. MacAithur's lines, from which the new surprise attacks were launched, have not changed ma- terially in a month and a half, ac- cording to War Depaitment offi- cials. Form Barrier They form a barrier acioss the waistline of Bataan peninsula, from the vicinity of Bagao, on the China sea, to Pilar on Manila Bay. Along this line the Japanese arc known to have at least five divi- sions of combat troops, and an- other division in the secondaiy a total of about 000 tioops. MacAithur repotted that in ad- dition to the successful attacks along the line in Luzon small bodies of American and Philippine troops are "continuing to harass the Japanese in guenlla fighting with considerable success" in north- ern and central Luzon. These small groups of Americans f and Filipinos, refusing to give up fight although cut from the main body of MacArt 's forces, aie believed to be figh from the mountains, where it is difficult for the Japanese invaders to rout them out. Patrol in South In Mindanao, southernmost Phil- ippine island which the Japanese have seized, there is "desultoiy pa- tiol the War Department said, and the invadeis have been lemforced by a detachment of ma- See Boost in New 1942 Vacations ST. PAUL, Minn. (U.E) Minne- sota's 1942 tourist business in spite of the war may exceed all early estimates, Victor A. John- ston, State Tourist Bureau director said today. Johnston said that shortly after the outbreak of the war, many Minnesota resorters predicted a sharp curtailment of the industry which annually brings millions of dollars into the state. Tire and tube rationing was cit- ed as one of the principal factors contributing to the belief that "touiist business would be brought to a virtual standstill." Since then the outlook has become increas- ingly brighter, Johnston said. May Promote Vacation "There is still a good deal of un he said. "The President, for example, might call upon the nation for a wholesale cancella- tion of vacation periods in view of defense production needs. ''It seems a good deal more like- ly that the government would ac- tively sponsoi a vacation program, not only as a morale measure, but as a human efficiency safeguard. "Moreover, the increased pres- sures and strains of war-time may swell tourist ranks far beyond present expectations." Public interest in lands is "as high as it ever John- ston said. Attendance at the Chicago Sportsmen's show last week, he declared, equalled 1941 figures. "Considerable interest was shown in the Minnesota John- ston said. "Similar displays will be exhi- bited at spoits shows in St Louis and Des Moines next month, and in Omaha and Chicago in April." Removed From Coasts As a vacation state, Minnesota enjoys a particularly advantageous- position under war conditions in- asmuch as it is farther removed fiom the coastlines than any other comparable tourist area, he added. "Furthermore, the tourist trans- portation situation in Minnesota is unquestionably the best the na- tion he said. "Admitting that rubber ration- ing will take a toll of tourist ranks the situation is not as serious as it might be inasmuch as rail, bus, and air transportation facilities are excellent." The major effect the rationing osiam would have, he said, would oe seen, not so much in the actual volume of tourist trade, but in transportation methods. "Those who drove their own cars ast year, will use trains or buses during the 1942 he said. Rev Barrows Is Named Member Diocese Board The Rev. Mr. Edward Barrow, priest of St. Paul's Episcopal church, has been named a member of the Board of Examiners for the Duluth E-ocese of the Episcopal church. The appointment was made by the Rt. Rev. B. T. Kemerer, D. D., bishop of the diocese. Other members of the board are the Rev. Mr. H. J. Wolner, Cloquet, and the Rev. Mr. F. L. Carnngton, L. L. D., Cass Lake. Duties of the boaid include ser- vice as chaplains to the bishop and examination of candidates for Holy- Orders, to the diaconate or to the priesthood. Crow Wing and Brainerd Red Cross to Meet Meetings of both the Crow Wing- county chapter, Ameiican Red Cross, and the Brainerd branch of the Crow Wing chapter will be held Friday afternoon in the lion Ex- change building. The Rev. Edgar A. Valiant will preside at a meeting of "the Brain- erd group at p. m. Mrs. J. A. Thabes, chairman of the Crow Wing chapter, will super- vise a meeting- of that organiza- tion at o'clock. Fine Given in Slot Machine Case Wednesday Paul H. Stutrud was fined in district court yesterday after- noon after pleading guilty to keep- ing a gambling device Stutrud operates the 502 Club at Fifth and Laurel streets. Payment of the fine was stayed until April 7, opening day of the next general term of court Alter- native is serving 90 days in the county jail. The case was presented before Judge D. H. Fullerton. Workers to Bale Paper Needed Saturday in City A plea for men to aid in baling- scrap paper this coming Saturday issued today by Don Freeman, head of the salvage committee. Asking for as many men as can possibly offer their services, Mr. Freeman announced that the work will stait at 9 o'clock in the morn- ing and continue throughout the day. The -work is being done in a building at 317 South Seventh sti-eet. "The paper is coming in fairly Mr. Freeman stated, -'but the limited number of men who will woik has resulted in the sup- ply piling up until the quarters aie now so crowded it is' difficult to find room in which to bale the pa- per. We need men and many of them to work on In making his pica for woikeis, VTr. Freeman lemmded the people of Brainerd that the money obtain- ed fiom salp of the paper is coins' nto a fund which would have to bo by subscription and cam- paign in the city if the paper sale money weic not available. Appearing in School Operetta This is the cast appearing to- day and Friday in the operetta "The Palace of Carelessness" presented by students of the Lin- coln school. The initial presenta- tion was this afternoon and the operetta will be presented again Friday evening at o'clock. Appearing in the major roles of the cast are Ronald Lee, Richard Ringer, Bruce Clarkson, Barbara Peterson, Nick Adams, Barbara Hall, Chester Johnson, Jerry Stevens, Patsy Rustan, Mardel Wolleat, Shirley Nichols, Virginia Bemise, Howard Thorson, Blilton Strassbourg, Eugene Enfleld, Robert Johnson, Donald Deuger, Edward Zuelich, Patricia Gecox, Betty Voss, James Llngwall, Ver- non Westbar, Robert Anderson, Jimmy Larson. R. Cibuzar, James McCarthy, Bryant Mar- quardt, Myron Barnett, Clifford Rogers, Herbert Torgerson, Hen- ry William Nichols, Mari- lyn Ayler, Richard Henderson, Arljss Larson, Delores Lessila, Carolyn Fredstrom, Patricia Me- haffey, Anette Hess, Janet Car- bine. Victory Garden Plans Are Outlined for Crow Wing Co, Jury Indicts Olson, Palisade Bank Cashier S. PAUL, Minn. A. Ol- son, former cashiei of the Palisade State Bank at Palisade, Minn., was named in a fedeial giand jury in- dictment today on a charge of em- bezzling from the bank. Fedeial authorities accused him of conveiting bank funds to his own use to cover peisonal invest- ments. Lawrence Peteison, former cash- ier of the Fiist National Bank of Waseca, also was indicted on an embezzlement charge. He was ac- cused of taking about of bank funds. The grand juiy returned a num- ber of seciet indictments chaigmg diaft law violations. Kiss-KiiSer Says He Hopes to Get Death in Chair CHICAGO (C Pi Mc- Donald, the youth who killed as he kissed in the balcony of a down- town theatei. said today that he 'hoped for death" in the eloctnc chair because life would be mean- ingless without his sweetheait anJ victim. Held to the giand juiy on a coio- nei's veidict charging the minder of Doiothy Bi oz. 17, daik-haned "All Ameiican Gal" of Jloiton high school, McDonald sat moiose- ly in his cell today and talked of his love for the gul he confessed killing. He held to bis position that be shot Doiothy as ho kiisod hci dui- ing the gangstei him. "Sealed not because he was jealous but be- cause "I didn't want anjone else to have hei 14 County Men Rejected in Pre-Induction Quota Reports on 108 of the 115 men leaving here last Monday for pre- induction physical examinations to- day revealed that 85 were uncon- ditionally accepted, three were ac- cepted for limited service and 14 were rej'ected. Six of the men were hold over for further examination. No report was given on the seven volunteers who were to .emain for induction Monday after their ex- amination. Site of Ore Plant on Range Withheld Selection of a location and oper- ating company for a new 000 manganese ore plant on the Cuyuna range has not been an- nounced, it was learned Representative Harold Knutson, St. Cloud, in a press release last night, declared that a decision had been reached by the War Produc- tion Board's special committee to erect a plant on the range. The manganese plant is in con- formity with plans announced a week ago by Secretary of the In- teiior Ickes that such a plan was under the consideration of the Wai- Board. The plant, it was said, will be de- signed to produce tons of fero-man'janese grade manganese ore annually. This is said to be 40 per cent of the amount of man- g.mose that must be produced to roplaco supplies formeily obtained from Russia and the Far East. The Cuvuna plant will be built by tho Defen.s-p Plant Coi poiation, a division of the Reconstruction Finance Coi poiation. A tentative piogram designed to encouiage and duect the planting of "victory gardens" in Crow Wing county this spring was outlined Wednesday afternoon at a meeting attended by approximately 200 farm people in the faimeis loom in the courthouse here. A county garden committee was named including E. G. Roth, coun- ty agent; Harold Molstad, superin- tendent of schools; William Frey, agricultural mstiuctor, Ironton: Gerald McKay, agricultuial in- structor, Brameid; B. C. Wilkins, Maple Grove; Andrew Wolford, Rabbit Lake; Dale Hyatt, Brain- eid, Route 5; Ed Nelson, Oak Lawn; living Chiysler, county commissionei, Platte Lake; Mrs. O. J. Stephenson, Meinfield; Mrs. Paul Fortune, 4-H clubs, Maple Giovc, Mis. Glen Slocum, Pequot Lakes; Miss Margaret McGregor and W. P. Cummins of the SFA. Five Point Program Hecommendations growing out of the meeting included: 1. Varieties of garden seeds and plants. 2. Sources and prices of seeds. 3. Arrange for meetings at school houses and other points in the county for garden work discussions. 4. Committees to represent localities in garden planning. 5. Use ef materials that will aid committee members in their work. Wilson Is Speaker A D. Wilson, foimer state diiec- tor of agricultuie and state food admimsttator in the fiist World war, was the puncipal speaker at the conference. Under the plan endoised at the meeting, each farm family m the county will ho contacted in a to mciease the numbei of gaidcn.s in tho county. Wilson explained that due to conditions, some may not be available on local maikets this stimmei alao made thiough the soivioes of the of schools and tcachois of ruiqi schools, to hold gaiden meetings n the .schools to offer aid and ad- vice on garden woik to residents of the school distucts. Six Soldiers Die in Bus-Train Crash Weather Minnesota: A few light snow- flumes this aftetnoon and in east portion tonight; coldei to- night. Biaineid and vicinity seemed safely out of sub-normal weathei .oday with a reading of 20 degioos at noon, a maximum of 35 dogioos dm ing the past 24 hours and a minimum ol 14 dogieos last night Tho mrrcuiy resigtcicd IS degioot, at 8 a. m ENID, Okla. (I enlisted men weie killed eaily today and 26 were injuied when the bus on which they weie udmg was stiuck by a Rock Island fi eight tram neai Enid, Okla., during a blind- ing snow storm. Army authontics identified the dead as Pvt. J- 42, Lake Keri, Fla Eugene L. Undeiwood. 23, Rogersville, Pa.; Sgt. Eugene J. Sandeis, 26, Yoa- kum, Tex: Pvt. Veinon E Ohn- stad, 26, Minn Sgt. Robert W. Walker. 23. Bay City, Tex, and Pvt. Cyt ill J. Mmai cik, 21, Chicago. Of the 26 injured, 13 weie hospi- talized. Two men not expect- ed to live, authorities said They weie Pvt. John H Ludlun, 25, Bat- tle Cieek, Mich., and 1st Sgt. Geoige H Showaltei, whose ad- diess was not available immedi- ately. F. B. Winslow, Former Brainerd Resident, Dies F B Winslow, former Brainerd resident, died Tuesday in Santa Monica. Call! actoi dins; to word leceived heie this moining. Fun- eial will be held m Santa Monica Fudav. Mi Winslow v. as a salesman in Biaineid befo.e moving to Duluth 15 yeais aeo. He lived in Duluth until last wl 'n he and his family to Can- foinia. Ho is sui bv his one daucrhtci, Gooiae X Stack, and one son, William, all of Santa Monica. TALL VHASSHE. ill P- The trouble fhe Vtarien S. Hj mans, saul hupn-mc Court Judge Ko> Chapman, that "her northern cooking mterfei- red with hi-. (i'si-s- tion." Chapman made Ihe anoe ill granting il pe- tition. raided on ooru biead and hot biscuits and light bread and ci.ioKoi- were not his neoustomed menu." Chapman said. "lhe> should been maiiied as they were iU-siiitod, mudjust- ablo and incompatible for mai- ria4je." iMis. came liem "Mui- nosofa. H.Miian was laised on .1 fnrin in central Georgia to the dnoiee pe- tition, Mrs. II.Mtmii said. The Ameiican submarine act.on wo- one of tnp mo5' pnasos of the defense of >timson rra WASHINGTON "f V, ai I, ses Troops u 1') Secsc-a" Su rison n ae' n' arc a11 infi inc F" ng lo-s" on tro if- tr.o i merit ;-t i to Co. i. vvvntioo n. 'o f TI." o' ti t p t, v i- i. 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