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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPART MCNT OF HISTORY ArJ 0 0 M 0 I 5 I A COUP ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED TKK PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SINGAPORE SILENCES JAP ARTILLERY Amboinas Fate YOUTH TRIES TO ESMPE KILLED BY PATROLMAN 2 Companions Held After Attempting to Flee in Stolen Car Canty 13 of Chicago 111 died in a hospital here at a ra Thursday of a wound suffered Wednesday when he was hit by an Iowa highway patrolmans bul Jet near Chelsea Patrolman K IV Rhaades fired the shot which pierced Hie back end of an automobile ami struck Canty who was siltins in the back seat dinins what Rhoades described as a stolen car chase The bullet lodged in the diaphragm after entering the lads back Cantys companions Roland Fecnar 17 and Tom Mitchell ie also of Chicago were taken into custody for questioning in con nection with the theft ol a car at TIpton Rhoades said Tama county Sheriff John Sharpe scheduled an inquest in Toledo Thursday afternoon Chel sea is in Tama county Sharpe said the body would be released to Cornelius Canty the boys father after the inquest Sharpe said Peehar and Mitchell told hjm they stole four cars after leaving Chicago Tuesday He quoted them as saying they aban doned one in East Molirie IU and the others at Davenport and City 7 The sheriff said the pair would be turned over to Cedar county officials Thursday In Des Moines Capt Clarence Day of the highway patrol quoted Peehar and Mitchell as saying told them during the chase Theyve got me Lets give up Day said Rhoadcs used every precaution he could to protect himself and not harm the boys He gave them every oppor tunity to come out with their hands up If they had done that the boy never would have been injured The valor and courage dis played by Rhoades in attempting to apprehend these bandits sin glehanded is highly commendable and represents the latest methods of scientific technic of modern Jaw enforcement In which our patrolmen have been fully trained Day said Rhoades was firing at the gasoline tank during the five or six mile chase when the fatal bullet pierced the back end of the car and hit Canty Hhoades said the trio attempted to drive away after he had halted the car at Chelsea The officer said he fired several shots after lu yehicleOne bullet pierced the back end of the car and struck Canty who was riding in the back scat The fugitive car kept going but finally careened into a ditch on highway 30 Peehar and Mitchell attempted to escape on foot Rhoades said but stopped when he fired into the air MARKS SRD TIME OF FATAL PATROL BULLET DES MOINES ff Dcath of a Chicago lad in a MarshaWown hospital Thursday marked the third time in Iowa highway patrol history that a patrolinflicted bul let has proved fatal officials said ihe organization is in its sev enth year Patrolman Oran Pape several years ago killed a suspected crimi nal after he himself had been fa tally wounded The other case in volved a Missouri Negro fatally wounded after a long through southern Iowa P Reloading a Naval Dive Bomber Damage Caused But No Known Casualties Caused by Attack MELBOURNE Australia Japanese fourengine flying boats attacked Port Moresby on the south coast of New Guinea before dawn Thursday dropping 30 Himbs and blazing away with annon and machine gun fire in the second raid there in three days A communique said some dam age was caused but there were no known casualties in the raid on the city capital of Papua on southeastern New Guinea 300 miles northeast of York Australia FredEslick Seeks Nomination for Commerce Commission Enters Race on Republican Ticket for State Body Buy your defense savings stamps rrom your Globe Gazette carrier boy or at the GG business office WeatherReport FORECAST MASON CITY Occasional light continucd mild Thurs and Thursday day afternoon night IOWA Continued mild tempera tures Thursday afternoon and early Thursday night becoming colder in west and north por tions late Thursday night Showers Thursday night chang ing to snow in northwest portion by morning MINNESOTA Light snow and colder north continued mild south portion Thursday after noon light snow and consider ably colder Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather Maximum Wednesday 34 Minimum Wednesday night 29 At 8 a m Thursday 31 Prccip trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum red C Eslick who for 40 years has been engaged in the transpor tation business Thursday an nounced his candidacy for the re publican nomination for the state commerce commission Born in Webster county in 18BI Mr Eslick left school at the age of Jo years to wprk for the Mason Lity and Fort Dodge railroad He immediately began the study of telegraphy and at the age of 17 years was made station agent at Belmond the younger agent on the system Mr EsiicK was employed for Is years by the Chicago Great Meslern system which pur chased the Mason City and Fort Dodge railroad In 1913 he was made he first general agent in Mason City In 1916 Mr Eslick entered an other branch of transportation buying a Mason City storage and transfer company As the head of this company Mr Eslick partici pated in the change in transporta tion from horsedrawn vehicles to motor equipment Air Eslick was appointed secre tary of the NRA trucking industry for Iowa and did much to brin order out of confusion in the Iowa trucking industry during that period In 1925 Mr Eslick took the lead ing role in the establishment of the traffic department of the Ma son City Chamber of Commerce a department which has been an in valuable assistance to industry since Active in civic affairs Mr Es lick has been a member of a num ber of organizations including the United Commercial Travelers of Mason City Masons Elks Cham ber of Commerce and Rotarv He has been active in the Boy Scout movement He was president of the by Lock FRED C ESLICK resen o te Iowa Warehousemens association in 191 i Mr Eslicfc enters the campaign with the experience of 20 years in railroad and 20 years in the trucking industry which his friends feel qualifies him to know ihe problems that will come before the commerce commission All NonEssential Equipment Removed From Patrol Cars DES MOINES 124 state highway patrol cars are go ing to be deglamorized Patrol Chief C A Knee said he had ordered that all nones sential equipment be eliminated including extra antennae from radio sets extra red lights and fog lights nnd other gadgets pa trolmen have purchased for their vehicles For uniformity he added each car shall carry in addition to regular lights one red warning light at the front another it the Senate Votes Big Navy Bill Aid to China WASHINGTON sen ate completed legislative action in five minutes Thursday on a 495265474 naval supply bill boosting congress total military to approximately 39000000000 in the first month of this session This action followed swiftly on a 74 to 0 vote by which it passed and sent to the white house a measure making 5500000000 in financial aid available to China he fund to be administered by the secretary of the treasury under direction of the president The huge naval bill largest measure of its kind ever to win final approval ol a legislative body now goes to President Roose velt for his expected early signa ture Congress previously had and the president approved a army airplane ap propriation As finally approved the navy measure carried approximately in cash and con nact authority to produce 25063 additional airplanes and equip ment for the navy in the next six months Ship construction would entail ex p en d ilures of 58206000 000 fleetoperationswould cost S6 923000000 and 000 would go into ordnance and per sonnel payments Only 20 minutes of debate pre ceded senate passage of the China aid measure Passed Wednesday by the house the bill was approved speedily by the senate foreign relations com mittee about two hours of testi mony during which Secretary of War Stimson SecretaYydf Navy Knox Secretary of Treasury Mor genthau and Secretary of Corn supported its pro merce Jones visions Air Raid Spotter Reports Sub Flew Over Her House TRENTON N J story is going the rounds about a New Jersey woman air raid spotter who recently reported two bi planes and a submarine flying over her post The submarine later was iden tified as a blimp The ladys friends explained she had never seen a blimp and it looked like a sub to her DIES FROM BURNS WASHINGTON Iowa James W Longer 92 whom fire men carried home on a mattress weens ago died here shortly after mid night Wednesday Nine children survive his blazing two weeks TRANSFERRED TO ITALY MADRID To regularize SALWEEN RIVER IS CROSSED BY JAPS PATROLS Nipponese Forces Are Still Balked in Effort to Capture Martaban RANGOON Burma British officially acknowledged Thursday that Japanese patrols had crossed the lower Sahveen river at a number of points since the invaders occupied Moulmein last Saturday The Japanese occupied Paan 30 miles above Moulmein several days ago a British military spokes man said and the RAF reported Jt had subjected the town to a heavy bombing attack Thursday At tlic same time British patrols were reported lo have penetrated the enemy lines on the cast bank of the Salween river Tlie military spokesman de clared that the British command intends to hold Rangoon at all costs but he added if Ran goon should go it would not mean he end of Burma or of the Burma road Rangoon is the chief port for the Burma road the allied supply route to China Reports from the Salween front said the Japanese still were balked m their attempts to capture Marta ban across the mouth of the river from Moulmein by the swift arid the westbank Since the first of the week the Japanese have been trying by heavy artillery fire and bombing to make Wartaban untenable for its British and Indian garrison but British headquarters said this cflort had failed W Japanese skirmishers were re Borted strung out all along the lower Salween front but there were indications they lacked strength at least for the pres ent to handle a fulldress as sault across the river Thousands of lithe tall Indian riflemen newly from their home land arc engaging the invaders along the line from Maiiaban lo Paan British and American volunteer group flyers skimming the tree taps in strafing and bombing raids were declared unofficially to be preventing the Japanese from maintaining toeholds on is lands at the Salween mouth The Japanese air force mean while bombed Rangoon twice just before dawn Thursday Explosions were heard in the eastern and northern section of the city This rear a red light at the side to signal cars to halt a spotlight one aerial on the right hand side and a siren CHICAGO American railroads are all set for the tick lish job of changing their opera tions from standard to war time in the small hours of Monday morning For the average citizen it mere ly will be a matter of setting a watch an hour ahead and going to bed but the railroads must g5 through a major operating mc neuver when they depart from the old standard time at 2 a in Every clock In every station every watch in every trainmans pockel must move forward ac curately at the prescribed time so hat schedules can be main taincd with the maximum of safety Extraordinary precau tions have been taken to void accidents on he lines which bear the heaviest burden of war traffic Special instructions issued for the farflung Kock Island lines state that at 2 a m all trains and engines will stop avoiding such slops as tunnels bridges heavy grades and obscure places Train crews then will advance their watches compare them and pro ceed to the first open station to their adjustment by wire A similar plan will be followed by the Santa Fe system At each point on the Rock Island lines where a standard clock is maintained an employe has been designated and will be held re sponsible for advancing the hands at the right time Clock faces will be covered at each station closed before 2 a m and the clocks will be adjusted the next day J T Gillick chief operating officer of the Milwaukee road announced lime table schedules would be maintained during the ransition but that no special train orders would be is sued for operations which could not be completed hy 2 a m Train crews along the 11000 miles of track maintained by the Milwaukee road in 12 states have been instructed to stop at the first open telegraph station reached after 2 oclock to compare their reset watches with train dis patchers The road will have as many additional telegraph opera tors on duty as is necessary to protect the movement of trains Since all travelers will lose an hour overnight a Milwaukee road spokesman said its trains at im portant connecting points would be delayed up lo an hour to per mit connections to be made practice will be followed generally throughout the country he said Figures CatSpent Year Walking 147 Miles Back Home GARNETT Kans MVir you were a cat and had to walk from Garnett to Augusta Kans itd take more than a year Thats H7 miles Mis Macy Skilcs figured it out Thursday after her Persian miles noitheast of Rangoon I and had been given up for dead Tr11 VT uuiincin section of the city This Itnly for war ma city is 100 miles northwest of the I tcial furnished during the Civil I Salween mouth war Generalissimo Franco Thursi The Japanos Fires Started on Big Naval Base in Java BATAVIA N Ev I nese bombers started new fires Thursday morning in their second raid in three days on the big Soer abaja naval base while official sil ence suddenly cloaked the fate of Amboina second most important Dutch naval station 1000 miles farther cast An N E I communique re ported by Anela said no further news from Amboina miday between Celebes ami New Guinea since the announcement Wednesday hat bitter fighting had developed between defense forces and landed Japanese troops wltli the tide of battle shifting Neither was there any word to indicate the turn of the fight at Kcndari on southeastern Celebes where the Japanese drove south ward beachhead by beachhead The official announcement of the second raid on Soerabaja on eastern Java siid sonic damage was caused No further details were given The first raid on Soerabaja was on Tuesday when 70 to 80 bomb ers with strong fighter escort raid ed the base the city itself and other towns within a 125 mile radius This attack the Dutch acknowledged caused very con siderable losses to Dutch planes The Japanese claimed that thenraiders had shot or destroyed on the ground 85 planes six of them unconfirmed in Tues days attack on the Soerabaja and Malang airports Thursdays communique also re ported and partofthegarrison of the Dutch destroyed oilporlof Balik Papan on the east coast of Borneo had succeeded in fighting their way through the Japanese lines to safety Fighting was said to be continu ing in the Balik Papan area The Dutch minelayer Prince of Orange which was stationed at the island oil center of Taraltan north of Balik Papan al the time of the Japanese attack must be assumed not to have succeeded in the high command re Tlie communique gave no fur ther word of developments at Amboina the Indies No 2 naval base where at last report the Dutch garrison still was opposing a Japanese landing party in bitter fighting escaping ported Blast at Base in Java MIGHTY BRITISH BASE PREPARED FOR ASSAULTS Biggest Garrison in Bastions History Is Massed on Island By HAROLD GUARD SINGAPORE big guns of Singapore silenced Jap anese artillery units with a heavy bombardment across the Johore straits Thursday and the biggest armed force in this islands his tory stood ready for a finish fight against a direct enemy assault It is possible for me to say that Singapore is prepared This indicated that reinforce ments had begun arriving in some force in Singapore possibly in cluding American aid that has been cnroutc lo the far east since the outbreak of hostilities and may have been diverted U Singapore What a story I could write today if it were permitted by military precautions But I am permitted to say that Siiigapnre has its biggest garrison in his tory iiiil possibly has more men than the empire had in the en tire Malaya peninsula a few months ajro British forces at their peak in Malaya were esti mated unofficially at around 50000 men Tliesc Circes are using every minute day and night lo prepare for a fight to the finish The heavy guns on this besieged island rained shells ol all caliber on the enemy troop and truck columns and observation posts af ter the Japanese had succeeded in moving up field artillery and started peppering the north shore The British bombardment si lenced Japanese guns in their new emplacements Dispatches have indicated that he British had suc ceeded in turning fixed guns pro tecting the Singapore naval base so that they could be fired against the mainland These guns are up to IB the biggest in the could easily smash any artillery that the Jap anese might move down the Ma laya peninsula if they could be used effectively The euns shelled positions all over the Johore coast and Brit ish reconnaissance planes re ported the enemy moving heavy reinforcements down the peninsula for an expected front al assault across the straUs The thick black smoke of a naval tanker set afire 48 hours ago by Japanese air attack still was hanging over the island coast As the Singapore guns opened up and the small Japanese field pieces mnde their ineffectual re tort on tile defense lines in the strait side of the island opposite Johore Japanese plane fleet increasingly larger darted over to intensify their attacks on all areas The planes bombed and ma chine gunned civilian and mili tary targets and started an attack on shipping in the harbor British Hurricane fighters hurrying aluft to intercept them shot down one and probably two nlancs of one big Japanese fflr malion and damaged a third Aside from the intensifying ar tillery action the air raids con tinued to be the main feature of this opening phase of the siege but the enemy planes respecting the nunaircraft guns and the British fighters usually flew high and bombed indiscriminately A general headquarters com munique said artillery again engaged enemy transport in the Johore Bharu area as well 3s encmv ob servation posts and gun positions which were silenced There was some enemy shell ing of the north island with neg ligible results Air reports show much enemy movement southwards through Johore sultanate Enemy aircraft continued hisrh level and low dive bomb and machine run attacks on the island causing comparatively little damacc and casualties Shipping in the harbor also was attacked An oil tanker at the naval base which was set afire by an enemy bomb two days ago is still burning fighters of the Royal Air Force intercepted a larjje for ma lion of enemy aircraft over Singapore Thursday morning One enemy aircraft was destroyed ;