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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP DEPARTMENT OF H I S T C 3 Y A 0 ARCHIVES CES VOIiEO I A VOL XLVIII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 9 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 154 SLOT MACHINES USED BY 1637 PLACES IN IOWA U S Records Show Operations Which Are Illegal in State DES MOINES flFederal in ternal revenue records showed here Thursday that at least 1837 clubs restaurants hotels lodges and taverns in Iowa are operating slot machines which are illegal under the state law The average number of places where players may teed nickels dimes quarters and halfdollars into the machines thus totals more than 16 in the average Iowa county The records also showed more than 3800 business are operating pinball machines a de viceunderfire from various law enforcement authorities but not defined as a earablingdevice un der the statutes Internal revenue officials said the records listed only the places of business and notthe number of machines In many cases an operator may have half a dozen machines in his place months ago onslotimichiries and a year ori pinball machines Most of those obtaining the special slot machine tax stamps however paid or less because the tax is collected on a July 1June 30 fiscal year basis and it didnt take effect un til last October Similarly the pinball payments have ranged from down One section of the Iowa law makes it illegal to possess various types of gambling equipment including any slot machine or device with an ele ment of chance attending such operation Another section fixes a fine of from 550 to 5300 or a county jail sentence up to one year or both for keeping a place where slot machines or other gambling op erations are permitted Des Moines led the state in the number of places operating slot machineswith 104 names on the special tax books Ottumwa was second with 100 Sioux City was far down the list with only eight Totals for other representative Iowa cities Burlington 21 Cedar Rapids 7 Centerville 2 Charles City 24 Clinton 13 Council Bluffs 58 Davenport 72 Dubuque 82 Fort Dodge 29 Marshalltown fi Ma son City 2 Muscaline 33 Water loo 69 West Des Moines 2 Iowa City 10 Fort Madison 33 Keo kuk 51 Attorney General John M Ran kin indicated Thursday he ex pected county attorneys and sher iffs to make proper use of the list of establishments where slot machines are located have no place in Iowa the attorney general de clared The county attorneys and sher iffs are responsible for enforce ment of the law in their respective counties and they know my atti tude on law enforcement I understand the lists aje being published in the newspapers So the information will be available to every county attorney and sheriff in the state The list of lowans who have paid special ax to the federal government for the operation of slot machines included these North lowans CHARLES P O Elks club 418 Bloeser H R Calen tine O L Castle Bim Peterson Fred M and Paul P Bishop Dixon Roger Erion Lucile Fletcher George T Frazee W D Frontier club Inc Gagen Thomas Kittlesby Paul A Knights of Coiumbus Loyal Order of Moose 1011 Malland Maynard I Marie Ditchmer Kalh ryn Shannon Frances Nockels F T Owens Ray P and James P and Morgan Powers Lloyd Sewright Ivan Tgiros James Tgiros Sam Weatherwax R C Wright R A MASON CITY Elks club rooms Servicemens club Inc Loss Is Caused by Elevator Fire ALGONA Fire of undeter mined origin caused an estimated damage to the Plum Creek Farmers elevator 3i miles north east of here early Thursday morning Sparks from the blaze set fire to the roof of the nearby Ivan Long house causing slight damage Lost in the blaze were 3000 bushels of 1930 sealed corn be longing to H J Bode part owner of the elevator All office records and a late model tractor were also destroyed Algona firemen saved much of the companys equipment stored in frame sheds near the elevator Unable to reach the Algona fire department by telephone after he had been notified of the fire by Ronald Gardner a farmer living near the elevator Bode drove to Algona to summon help Btames in the frame elevator building were beyond control when the firemen arrived The building described by Bode as at least 50 years old is a wellknownlandmark in this vi cinity Manager Leslie Huff and Bode who own the controlling in terest in the company said S10000 will probably cover the damage It is not known whether the loss was completely covered by insur ance Firemen said the charred gram will probably continue to smoul der for two or three days Nazis Say Theyll Get French Fleet ISTANBUL Turkey formed German circles in Istan Thursday were talking about a final settlement between Ger many and France which they said would involve cession of the entire French fleet to the German navy This talk began with the return to Turkey of Franz Von Papen GeiTnanys ambassador from a brief trip to Berlin In addition according to this story the Germans want France to sign over both Casablanca in Mo rocco and Dakar in Senegal Ger many in return for these major concessions would release all French prisoners of war allow Marshal Petajns government to re turn to Paris and sign a peace treaty Recent Vichy developments notably markedly better relations between the Pctmn regime and the United States indicate strongly that Petain would not hear to such a deal at present even though it may have been broached to the marshal in his recent inconclusive talks with Pierre Laval Frances leading ORDERED CLOSED DOWN RENO Nev Gen L DeWitt head of the Western de fense army command Thursday ordered Reno to close down com mercialized prostitution legal un der police license in Nevada Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change in temperature Thursday after noon Thursday night and Fri day forenoon Lowest tempera ture for Mason Cily 26 IOWA Rain in east portion Thursday night and Friday forenoon becoming colder in extreme west portion late Thursday night and over west portion Friday forenoon MINNESOTA Some light snow northwest and northcentral Thursday night and over north and east portions Friday fore nxm becoming considerably colder northwest Thursday night and over west and north por tions Friday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics j Maximum Wednesday 48 Min Wednesday night 27 I At 8 a m Thursday 32 YEAR AGO Maximum fii Minimum 43 Threeinch antiaircraft guns on torreeiilor Maj Gen Jonathan Wainwright CorregidorStands Fear U S Losses Are Nearly 36853 WASHINGTON AP Secretary of War Stimson re ported Thursday that Lieut Gen Jonathan Waimvrights lorce on the Philippines Bataan peninsula numbered 36853 effective troops when their resistance apparently collapsed The secretary indicated at a press conference that the bulk of this force had been either killed or captured President Roosevelt has authorized the Philippine com mander to make any decision he deemed necessary in the light of events Stimson said Stimson told reporters that lat est reports from the Philippines indicated that Corregidor and the other fortifications guarding the entrance to Miinila Bay still stood but declined to make predictions as to how long they could hold out This is only a temporary loss Stimson said We shall Where valiant stand was made on Bataan A 12inch disappearing gun on Corregidor British Seize Initiative in North Africa War MEET THREAT OF AXIS DRIVE Russians Report Nazis Lost 545 Planes in 10 Days of Battle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Britains desert armies swiftly countering the threat of a new drive by 125000 troops under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel xvere reported seizing the initia tive with attacks on advanced axis positions in north Africa Thursday Premier Mussolinis high com mand acknowledged that the British were counterattacking on the Libyan front but asserted they had been beaten off British headquarters at Cairo said that British troops were engaging axis forces at Sidi Bregisch about 75 miles south west of Tobruk and that other British columns had captured a number of axis troops between Tmimi and El Gazala f El GazRla is 40 miles west of Tobruk Tmimi 20 miles farther west The enemy did not attempt to advance farther Wednesday British headquarters said RUSSIANS REPORT NAZI PLANE LOSSES 545 On the Russian front soviet dispatches reported that Adolf Hitler was already throwing his spring camouflaged tanks and newest 1942 planes into the strug j gle and that red army flyers and antiaircraft gunners had de stroyed a total of 545 nazi planes in iO days The Russians said 139 German transports assigned to supply iso lated nazi troops on the north west the bloody Staraya Russa sector where the German 16th army has been trapped for been blasled out of the skies Landing grounds in lie neighborhood of Lake Hmcn became a cemetery for German Junkers 52s said the soviet army newspaper Red Star adding that the Germans had transferred heavy aircraft from France and north Africa to help relieve food and munitions shortages at key bases The Berlin radio said massed soviet infantry and tanks had broken through German lines northeast of Orel 200 miles south of Moscow but declared that sev eral days of hard fighting had restored the nazi line A bulletin from Hitlers field headquarters which lately has been stressing nazi offensive op erations reported tersely Thurs day that various powerful at tacks by the enemy were re pulsed on the Moscow and Len ingrad fronts In aerial warfare RAF bomb ers pressed their spring offen sive against the reich attacking the key port of Hamburg and other objectives in northwest Germany as well as the docks at Le Havre in German occupied France The British air ministry ac knowledged the loss of six bomb ers in the night forays India the Thursday JAP BOMBERS ATTACK TOLAGI Australian Chief Says No Casualties Caused in Solomon Isle Raid MELBOURNE Japfe nese bombers flying at 5000 feet raided Tulagi in the Solomon Islands Thursday morning and dropped between 30 and iO bombs Prime Minister John Curtin an nounced Tulagi lies almost 500 miles southeast of Japaneseoccupied Buka at the tip of the Solomon chain across the Coral sea from Australia The communique said that some damage was done to buildings but that there were no casualties 2 BODIES RECOVERED DAVENPORT of Howard Buggebcrg 23 and Rob ert Ellingsworth 26 Davenport brothersinlaw who drowned in Davenport harbor Tuesday were recovered Wednesday The men were testing an outboard motor on a flatbottom boat when it cap sized Britain Reveals 2 Cruisers Lost to Japanese Bombers in Bay of Bengal Battle Report Italian Cruiser Sent to Bottom in Mediterranean by Sub LONDON British 8 inch gun cruisers the 10000 ton Cornwall and the 0975 ton Dor setshire whose torpedoes finished off Ihe German battleship Bis marck little less than a year ago have been sunk by Japanese bombers ranging the Bay of Bcn ba and battering at thinstretched British naval communications to admiralty announced The shock of the loss of the two powerful ships rubbed the gilt off the admiraltys an nouncement two hours earlier than a British submarine had sent a 10000lon Italian cruiser to the bottom of the central Mediterranean The sinking of the Cornwall and Doretshirc was a blow to the British naval strength immedi ately available to cope with Jap anese aircraft carriers and war shins reported increasing their activities astride the sea lanes to Calcutta in the bay between the bombed coast of India and invaded Burma Japanese broadcasts quoted im perial headquarters claims that in addition to the cruisers Japanese forces sank 21 allied merchant men in the Bay of Bengal up to last Tuesday and badly damaged 23 other shins Heard too but without any other confirmation was a Ber lin broadcast quoting dispatches purportedly from Tokio that Japanese expeditionary forces supported by cruisers and de stroyers landed last Sunday oil the Burma west coast and were within 30 miles of the Bengal border of India W That would place them between the border and the big Burma port of Akyab Earlier roundabout reports that the Japanese had forced their way ashore at Akyab have been denied by the British headquarters at New Delhi The admiraltys announcement did not say when the Dorsetshire and Cornwall were sunk There was no intimation what other warships were operating wilii the cruisers The fact that 1000 crew members were saved inrliTitcd that other ships were on hand The Rome radio reported that the remaining units of the British snuaciron were engaged in a run ning sea fight with stronger Jap anese naval forces Observers here said survivors of the cruiser sinkings might have been taken to the naval station at Trincomilec target of a renewed Japanese air attack on Ceylon Thursday Informed sources believed the British Indian ocean naval squad ron probably was operating from Tiincomalec or at least might have made for the base to await reinforcement after the smashing aerial attack which cost the two cruisers A communique said bolli war ships went down under Japanese aerial attacks but 1100 of the crews were picked up The cruisers were the Dorset shire and the Cornwall whose two crews normally totaled 1330 men It is known that more than 1100 survivors including the commanding officers of both ships have been picked up the ad miralty said The commanders were Capt E W S Agar of the Dorsetshire and Capt P C W Mainwaring of the Cornwall Tree That Wasnt There Saves Life FLINT Mich tree that wasnt there saved Curwood Don leys life When Donlcy drowsing at the wheel of his au tomobile awoke he found his car hubdecp in mud and standing still Highway officials told him a large tree had been removed from the mud hole only 24 hours before by Workers who arc wid ening the rond Axis Claims Armistice Has Been Asked BERLIN From German Broad Shanghai newspa per report said that Lieut Gen Jonathan M Wainwright com mander of the AmericanFilipino forces on the Bataan peninsula asked for an armistice Thursday This statement appeared in what was specialireport from the Bataan fjont tov the ilc vvspaper T a i r i k u Japanese It added that the Japanese com mander asked Gen Wainwright to meet him for a conference on de tails of capitulation at Ramao on Ihe eastern shores of Bataan not stop until we drive the in vaders from he islands Stimson said the figure of 36 853 effectives was in the report received Wednesday from Gen eral WainwrighL He stressed that this figure included only the men fighting on Bataan at that time Excluded were American and Filipino troops the de fenses ot Corfegidoranatlieotrici This roundabout axis report is not confirmed in any way from any other source and despite the attributed nature of its origin does not in itself appear to have any official status There is no town of Ramao which would fit the description given m the dispatch There is however a Lamao on the inner shore of Bataan facing Manila bay 6TII SON SWORN IN CHICAGO P Ash ton 32 Des Moines Iowa was sworn in Wednesday as a lieuten ant junior grade in the naval re serve He was the sixth of seven sons of Mr and Mrs S Harry Ashton originally from Rhine lander Wis7 to join armed forces the nations Buy war savings bonds ami stamps from your GJobcGazelfc carrier boy ieoic islands the wounded nearly Zo 000 civilian refugees and some 5000 Filipino laborers who were noncombatanl Slimson disclosed lliat under the itircclion of Brigadier Gen eral Patrick 1 Hurley former secretary of war who is now minister In New Zealand ur pcnt efforts were made bein nine last January 11 to rein force he besieged Philippine forces From a base in Australia sev eral shiploads of supplies were sent to the Philippines and part of these supplies reached Correz idor and Bataan But for every ship that arrived we lost nearly two ships Stim son said Because of these supplies the defenders were never short of ammunition the secretary said but had been on short rations Overwhelming Japanese forces in the Philippines a war depart ment communique said Thursday have made advances which indi cated the probability that the de fense of Bataan had been over come despite a heroic counterat tack attempt by physically ex hausted defenders Informed quarters here ex pressed n growing belief that the Mason Cityans on Bataan CAPT LAWRENCE MEADE PVT THOMAS BOYLE son of Dr and Mrs C L Jleade street southeast and Pvt Thomas Boyle son of Mr and Mrs J J Boyle 1424 East State street were among the Americans fighting or Bataan peninsula in the Phihppme islands when the Japs overwhelmed the Yankees Thursday Last word heard from Captain Meade an offi t artillery was on Kcb 26 when his wife m Redwood City Cal was notified by the war department that he was seriously wounded in action on Bataan while lighting under Gen Douglas MacArthur who was then heading the forces in the Philippines Private Boyle who was a mechanic in the army air corps was last heard from 111 a letleireceived by his parents recently which was dated Jan H ;