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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1942, Mason City, Iowa DEPARTMENT OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME nY AND ARCHIVES MO I HE S I A VOL XLVIII NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4 19J2 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE JJJM j ij up TWO SECTIONS 1 2UJSTASJLS SHIP IS HIT BY SUB DEFENDERS MOP UP ATTACKERS ON PENINSULA Nipponese Supplies Dropped byChute Fall Into U S Hands WASHINGTON A local attack on Gen Douglas Mac Arthurs left flank on Batan pen insula the night of Feb 3 was sharply repulsed the war depart ment announced Wednesday A communique also said that a delayed report from the Netherlands I n d ie s disclosed that seven American army bombers sank two Japanese transports and probably a third in an attack on enemy shipping at Balikpapan on the cast coast of Borneo on Feb 2 The de partment said this attack was believed o be the same men tioned in a communique issued Tuesday by Gen Sir Archibald Wavell at Batavia The text the communique No 91 of the war based on re ports received here up to a m eastern standard time Wednesday 1 Philippine theater During the night of Feb 3 elements of the 16th Kimura division made a local attack on our left flank in Batan The at tack was sharply repulsed Our troops continued to mop uptattered remnants of the Japa nese who previously landed on the west coast orwho had in filtratedbehind our lines These enemy troops were from the Tatori group and the Kimura di vision and were found in isolated pockets No reinforcements were able to reach them The enemy had attempted to supply them in termittently with food and am munition dropped by parachute However most of these supplies fell into our hands Japanese prisoners of war expressed great surprise at the humane treatment they are re ceiving at our hands They said they had been told that WD would execute all prisoners On our right there was little activity during the past 24 hours Enemy air activity over our lines was limited to a few spor adic bombing attacks which did no damage 2 Netherlands Indies A delayed report advises that seven heavy American army bombers of the flying fortress type attacked Japanese shipping at Balikpapan Borneo on Feb 2 Two enemy transports were sunk and a third which was hit re peatedly was probably sunk All of our planes returned to their base undamaged It is believed that this attack is the one men tioned in General Wavclls com munique of Tuesday 3 There is nothing to report from other areas Federal Income Tax Payments Exceed 41 January Mark in Iowa DES MOINES in come tax payments in Iowa in January were far ahead of those a year ago the internal revenue collectors office reported Janu ary 1942 payments were S927 480 compared with 5532846 in the samemonth a year ago Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Light drizzle Wednesday afternoon not much change in temperature IOWA Light drizzle east portion Wednesday afternoon not much change in temperature Wednes day afternoon and east portion Wednesday night somewhat colder west portion Wednesday night MINNESOTA Not much change in temperature Wednesday af ternoon and Wednesday night occasional light drizzle south east scattered light snow or freezing drizzle north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 39 Minimum in Night 27 At 8 a m Wednesday 31 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 19 All Out for Victory at Cedar Falls Students of State Teachers College Aid in War Effort EDITORS NOTE This is the last of three articles especially prepared for the Iowa Daily Press association by the presi dents of Iowas three state sup ported institutions of higher learning outlining the war pro gram each is following By DR MALCOLM PRICE President of Iowa State Teachers College CEDAR FALLS IDPX In order to contribute its full share to the national war effort the Iowa Stale Teachers college has adopted an all out for victory program Students are turning usual lei sure time hobbies and pursuits into war aid work and faculty members are augmenting a year rounc speedup schedule ot instruction with free evening classes open to the entire community With the public schools of Iowa faced with a crucial and acute leacher shortage resulting from teachers now in service beine drawn into the armed forces and into defense indus tries we see clearly that our first and most significant contri bution o the war effort must be to speed up training of belter teachers than ever before to strengthen the nations schools To meet the obUgations of a college whose charter reads the training of teachers fordie public fulfill the needs of the present teacher shortage we are calling special attention to all students now on the campus anc all prospective students to the quarterly plan organization of the college which permits candidates for caching to attend school the year round and complete two yeai courses in one and onehalf cal endar years and four year courses m three calendar years It is obvious that Americas first line of defense for the future of democracy is being imperilled by the urgency of war needs It is our determination to keep the public schools strong by doing an even better job of training teach ers than ever before and doing it with the greatest possible speed consistent with the highest scho lastic standards The war effort of the college has extended into almost every de partment of activity Specifically we have set up the following pro gram DEFENSE cen ter of our program is the Teach ers College Defense council which acts as an agency of information for all student problems involving military service ahd as a channel for information on all war aid ac tivities of the college This group also has charge of problems of student warlime morale involv ing forums talks panel discus sions and the balancing of im mediate and longtime problems ot defense needs on the campus DEFENSE col lege is intensifying and speeding up the period of study for teach er training to meet a current teacher shortage and at the same time redirecting its energies to gear many of its coursesfor the basic training in fields of study essential to the total war effort Through the defense council large numbers of men students with proper qualifications have been interviewed and directed to naval rcssrve and coast guard officer training Larger nun Repulsed U S Watchdogs in the Pacific DR MALCOLM PRICE of men have also been directed to the courses in mathematics and other basic training necessary for this type of work In addition ticipating in a program in a near by city for the training of pros pective pilots CIVILIAN DEFENSE the allout for victory program the college has organized non credit courses open to students and the entire community on the driv ing of automobiles under black out conditions emergency motor maintenance map reading gas de tense first aid and simple mili offered in connec tion with the regular college pro gram of safety education First aid classes based on regu lar studies outlined by the Ameri can Red Cross and conducted by the regular college health ser vice staff are now in their fourth week with 90 local housewives college professors and nurses en rolled The enrollees will com plete the regular 10 week course of the American Red Cross and study problems involving the handling of injured persons ill ness shock and emergency care These members will in turn be come instructors in further groups and act as chairmen of commun ity first aid committees They receive a Red Cross certificate at the completion of their course The college is also considering regular credit courses in nurse aid PHYSICAL FITNESS AND NU of the col lege physical education program have been opened to all students and members ol the local com munity for direct physicalcondi tioning while home economics instructors are giving heir eve nings to tree courses in nutrition for housewives of the local com munity Housewives on College Hill arc studying the principles of nutri tion and how to apply them to everydax living inthe Red Cross nutrition course conducted by Elisabeth Sutherland head of the economics department The class of 40 housewives meets twice a week in sessions which are conducted under the lecture and discussion plan The more ad vanced canteen course which fol lows the nutrition course may be offered later CONTRIBUTION TO MILI TARY student residents of the campus dormi tories are engaged inan organized program of writing letters to alumni of the college in service to leep them happy and informed about their college friends and needles are clicking from cor ridor to corridor in the dornii ones as the women students knit for the Red Cross A Red Cross work room is be ng established on the campus where students can sew and knit The college library is providing facilities for collection and mak ing a plea to Give a book you lave in order lo collect readable books for men in service CONSERVATIONCoeds are D e c o m i n g conservationcon scious b collecting waste paper hn toil and metal containers by following an organized program of remembering to turn off lights and adiators and In make clothes last through proper clean ing and pressing care They arc also watching their diets not to reduce but to devel op health and strength through a regular program directed by the Women s league Members of the committee by a nroeram of postI Beaverbrook Named Head of Production for British LORD BEAVERBROOK ers and direct mail activities stressed the importance of a bal anced diet Miss Elizabeth Nyholm of the home economics department was the faculty adviser of the project Student committee members in terviewed every coed on the campus and by means of an oral questionnaire learned the typical diet of a Teachers college coed Suggestions were made to the students to how they might se lect more nutritious foods Results of the study are now being com piled by the commitec In the 13 year Campus school 400 boys and girls in attendance have organized n Campus school defense council all their own and are selling defense stamps en couraging youngsters to conserve electricity paper and soap as well as to send gift boxes of food books and magazines to friends in the armed forces i COMMUNITY pus organizations have planned a regular series of public forums to Keep and towns folk informed on the status of the war and to consider possible war needs and various faculty mem bers are conducting informal courses to train persons in leader ship for community morale and recreational singing CVILIAN PILOT rnis work has been carried on at the college for the last year with regular members of the college in structional staff giving basic train ing in science subjects and in structors in a nearby airport pro viding the flight training work CURRICULAR REQUIRE SIENTS curricu lar requirements are waived for prospective enlistees in order to let them select studies which will help them most in preparation for ser vice to their country Fugitive From State Hospital Is Found DES MOINES man found wandering at the Union railroad station here Jan 29 has been identified as J Brown 64 who walked away from the Mis souri slate hospital at St Joseph Mo two weeks ago Detective Caotam Paul CaEtcllinc said Post Created by Churchill Similar to Donald Nelsons By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minister created the new cabinet post of minister of war produc tion Wednesday an assignment aimed specifically at peak coop eration between Britain and the United States and entrusted it to Lord Beaverbrook one of his most valued aides The new ministry roughly par allels Ihe office of Donald M Nelson in directing the United Siates war production Making that comparison him self in the house of commons last week Churchill said All the resources of our two countries are now pooled in ship pins munitions and raw mater ials and some similar officeI will not say with the same scope but with similar be created here if harmonious and complete working between Great Britain and the United States is maintained at this high level Lord Beaverbrook is succeeded as minister of supply by Sir And rew Hae Duncan until now pres ident of the board of trade Sir Rae is a British industrialist and a former minister of supply The assignments did not in clude Sir Stafford Cripps for mer British ambassador to Mos cow who it had been predicted would be named to a cabinet post which will come as a complete surprise Praising Lord Beaverbrook in his recent war review to parlia inenl Churchill reported We are producing twice as many and far more complicated guns as we did in the peak of 1917 and 1918 Tank production has doubled in the past six months In aircraft production there is a steady increase not only in the numbers but in the size and quality of the aircraft Col J J Llewellyn who was parliamentary secretary to the ministry of aircraft production stepped up to Sir Andrews for of the sccrclarv supply o mer post as president board of trade Other new appointments were Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for colonies Harold MactHIIan Parliamcnlary the ministry of Asshelon Parliamentary secretary o the ministry of war transport Philip J NoelBaker The office of parliamentary and financial secretary to the admir alty is being decided and Sir Victor Warrender who is be ing raised to the peerage o m be parliamentary secretary while H Hall becomes financial sec retary MacMillan was made a privy councillor Alert Is Ordered at San Diego Cal SAN DIEGO Cal western defense command ordered an alert lasting from to p m at San Diego Tuesday night indicating that unidentified planes or surface craft were nearby There was no official explanation Singapore Blasts at Jap Troops troop movements on the Malayan mainland as enemy air raiders un leashed new allacks on this island fortress Despite the sudden flurry of artillery and air activity there was no sign the Japanese were about lo begin their ex pected attempt to cross Johore strait and a communique de scribed the general situation as unchanged The announcement said that the new Japanese air assaults had caused some damage but few mili tary casualties ff H was acknowledged officially however that 22 persons were kilted and 90 injured by air raid ers Tuesday At the same time it was dis closed that antiaircraft guns had shot down two and prob ably three Japanese planes over the island Sunday and Monday Taking advantage or each pass ing hour free from attack soldiers and civilians labored shoulder to shoulder today to strenglhen Sing apores defenses while antiair craft crews manned their guns to ward off Japanese air raiders In the tangled mangrove swamps along Johore strait across which the on the Malayan mainland troops familiai with the art of camouflage cun ningly masked new machinegun nests rifle pits and gun emplace ments Bailiehardened imperial troops meanwhile w o r k e U swiftly to instruct newly ar rived reinforcements ill tricks of war learned in the Malayan jungles where for more than six weeks they fought Ihc invaders British military men declared that every day the Japanese de layed in launching their expected assault would nake the attack more difficult and more costly A German radio broadcast heard Tuesday night in London acknowledged that the Japanese would face a heavy task if they tried to take Singapore Singa pore still has enough and more than enough defense poten tiallies the broadcast said Singapores cosmopolitan pop ulation appeared to be accepting stoically the repeated raids by Japanese bombers which were generally regarded as prelimin ary to an atlempted push across Johore strait Herman M Knudson Announces Candidacy Herman M Knudson rep resentative from Ccrro Gordo county in the last three sessions of the Iowa legislature an nounced Wednesday thai he would be a candidate for the same office on the republican ticket in the coming primaries He is the first local candidate to announce for an office at the disposal of county voters Mr Knudson was one of the influ ential members of the last leg islature sponsoring the pre marital health examination law in the house of representatives He was chairman of the im portant committee on cities and towns and a member of the committees on approprialions board of control commerce and radc fish and game horticul ture liquor control printing public health schools and text books and social security Europes Ills Mean Trouble for Hitler By DEWITT MACKENZIE Wide World War Analyst The tales of woe which are pour ing out of the nazified Europe that Adolf has built probably rep resent when viewed in the aggrc stalkmg the ranks ot his armies of the condemned amidst the while drifts of the Russian steppes The overnight news carried a fresh crop of developments which emphasize the chaos into which the unhappy continent has sunk With eacli succeeding day we get more vividly the pic ture of a Germany whicK is still powerful but which stands as an island in a sea of disaster and despair This means thai Heir Hitler is driven lo wage war against more than armed forces He is fighting to keep from being engulfed in this growing chaos himself And thats a bit of encouragement for the allies lo KO along with if No wonder Andrei Malyshcv communist parly spokesman de clared Tuesday in Kuibyshev that Russia will not give Hitler the pleasure of unleashing war in the tar east The Muscovites are go ing o stick to the number one con flict which is going so amazingly well for them In an effort to rush troops equipment and supplies to the Russian front to meet this bol shevist menace Hitler Tuesday nieht again restricted civilian railway travel throughout cen tral Europe because of the great shortage of rollinff stock And thats only part of the story of the railways for all the coun tries which have hitched their uaeons to Hitlers meteor arc short of coal and oil Your attention is particularly directed o the shortage of oil which isnt new but is vitally im portant As so often mentioned in this column one of Hitlers great est dangers lies in the iiicreasiiiR oil shortage Without it he couldnt carry on cither in war or in in dustry The story is the same through out much of Europe There is a shortage of coal and oil and mclals fact virtually all vital sup plies Worst of all the food short age is rendered more grave by disrupted distribution You undoubtedly read the further news from Greece Tues day iellin of the starving people who prolong heir piti ful lives by eating grass and without any fires to help them them through the coldest winter in 20 years The situation in Greece is ex ceptionally bad of course But hunecr and privation are wide spread Ihrouffhout the continent Small wonder then that he peoples in nazi bondage arc re volting against their overlords You see it in France Norway Czechoslovakia Poland Jugosla via short wherever the heavy hand of Hitler rests The latest straw to show how the wind blows comes from Stockholm that the nazis have imposed a state of siege on Amsterdam because of public dem onstrations and sabotage In calling attention to this situa tion it isnt my purpose lo create a wave of we arc entitled to take encouragement from to help clarify the status of the war It can be seen how necessary it is to strike hard at Hitler now as his difficulties increase and not give him any chance o recover or to use his still great strength against some weak spot This of course explains the problem of the allies in fiiidimr quick reinforcements for Ihe battle of the Pacific Still it doesnt mean that the Japs are to be sivcn their heads to run wild as witness the announce ment Wednesday by Generalis simo Wavell that America and Rrilain are sending great re inforcements Wavell called on his forces not o give another inch to the Jap anese but to hold the invaders and so give the allies time to send aid That is the task of the united na tions right nasty job of holding Backtothcwall fight ing produces heroic efforts but its quite likely to produce a lot of grief as well and we must ex pect ihat before things get bet STOLEN MOL1NE III jpAdd har bingers of spring Someone stoic August Vander Moerschs lawnmowcr he reported to Moline police FREIGHTER FOR COMPANY IS HIT OFF MARYLAND Coast Guard Cutter Rescues Survivors of Torpedoed Ship LEWES Del freighter San Gil owned by the United Fruit company was torpedoed and shelled by an enemy submarine off the Maryland coast at clock last night with the loss of wo lives it was disclosed with the landing of survivors here Wednesday Thirtynine other members of he crew and one passenger Slexrari Winsloxv Condon 26 of Kosliudalc Mass an account ant for the fruit lines were saved Four of the crew were in jured The ship was struck tirst by a torpedo on the port side an offi cial navy spokesman for the fourth laval district said The two miss ing members of the crew appar ently were killed by an engine room explosion They were Beau mont Barbc 26 of Antwerp Bel gium and Secondino Castro 36 of Honduras The crew launched two lire boats and the submarine then shelled the ship All but about four ot 1Q shells hit the target Captain Walter W Koch 44 ot Canasota N Y reported A second torpedo struck the ship as it sank by the stern A coast guard cutter picked up the survivors after they had spent seven hours in the liteboats Radio Operator Robert S Thorp 41 ot East Orange N J was praised by Captain Kochwho said Tliorp rigged an emergency anten na and flashed several sig nals after the first torpedo wrecked the vessels standard antenna equipment The navy listed the injured as Hildeliruna Hall 13 of Hon duras shock Irving Dimon 30 Honduras faosun injured hand Thomas H Sharp 57 Elm hurst N Y chief steward in jured eg Antonio Colon 28 Honduras injured hand The passenger Condon wa unhurt The San Gil was built in Bel fast Ireland in 1920 CHICAGO SITE OF BOMBER ENGINE PLANT CHICAGO Lieut Gen William Knudscn announced Wed nesday that a contract had been awarded the Chrysler Motor corporation for construction of a SIOO000001 bomber engine plant at Chicrgo Knudscn said construction wQtild start immediately and the plant probably will be in operation in nine months The plant will turn out Wright 12 cylindcr aircooled engine s which Knudsen described as flic biggest motors we have He did not disclose the project ed site ot the construction nor its size in acreage He estimated that 25COO persons would be employed The Chrysler plant would be the third large engine producing fac tory in the Chicago area Buick division of General Motors re cently put into operation a S4t 000000 plant and Studebaker has had a smaller plant in operation several months The Chrysler construction would require 2000000 square feet of Hornspace 45 acres of factory space and 150 acres of surround ing grounds BULLETINS WASHINGTON WThe house agreed Wednesday to accept sen ate increases in the navy appro priations bill boosting the total to largest in history RANGOOX Burma UR American and British aviators heavily attacked Japanese forces on the Salwecn river front but enemy artillery shelled the harbor of Martaban anil renewed air raids on Ran KOOH in their thrust toward the Burma road WASHINGTON little debate the house unanimously passed and sent lo the senate an for a 300000000 appropriation to aid lima ;