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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1942, Mason City, Iowa KORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPART ME NT OF HISTCSV AND ARC DCS MO I Si 5 A CQMP VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PHESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES riVE CENTS A COPY THS NSWSPAFtt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NSIGHBORS Through the The Voice of Lincoln Mrs iTTand Jonathan 5 Mi and Amen appear as tiny figures in front of this Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln me C mecca of al With the nation again in the words of Abraham Lincoln are again ringing across the HOn reassuring words at instill confidence and On a sultryAugust day 1864 the 166th Oino regiment Abraham Lincoln said I always feel in clined when I happen to say anything to soldiers to im press upon them the importance of success in this contest It is not merely for today but for all time to come that we should perpetuate for our childrens children that great and free government which we have enjoyed all our lives ti Jni T USin0t ke sanKuine speedy final tiKnph Let us be quite sober Let us diligently apply the means never doubting that a just God in His own good time will give us the rightful result Governor Wilson Proclaims Americanism Observance t of Iowa along with millions of others who enjoy the self government must exert themselves to the utmost in the prescrval ton of our hbertes and the defense of our rights the governor MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 1942 THJS PAPER CONSISTS OfTWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 107 BOMB EVACUATION SHIPS c Japs btart Fires LIMIT ON TIN CANS IS ORDERED Beans Coffee Beer and Dogfood Must Use Other Containers WASHINGTON sharp reduction in the supply of tin caas posed a fresh wartime problem Thursday for Americas house wives alreadyfacing sugar ra tioning doing without silk hose and walking to the store to save tires The war production board an nounced that after March 1 Such common products as pork and beans coffee dojr food hcer lo bacco and oil must nol be packed in tinned containers Use of tin cans for certain secondary and special products wlil be restricted lo the 1940 output and the manufacture of smallsize Cans will be eliminated No limit was set however on the use of tin for preserving such perishable products as important fruits and vegetables tomato juice milk and fish Tin is on the list of critical met als as a result of the war in the Pacific America customarily has obtained most of its tin from Ma laya WPB experts estimated that the new order would cut the use of tin by can manufacturers as much as 40 per cent saving at least 15500 tons a jear Assurance that the publicneed have no fear that Ihere will be anv shortage of the essential food products came from Paul S Wil lis president of the Associated Grocer Manufacturers of America Hospital Service Free to Those Having 8th or More Babies in Racine RACINE Wis Marys hospital will offer free hospital rooms nurses and medical mothers having their eighth or more ba bies It will encourage more of the good oldfashioned large families hospital officials ex plained and after a mother has had seven babies we think she is entitled to something special JAPS WAIT FOR MORE HELP TO ATTACKBATAAN Appeal to Filipinos as Dear Brethren to Return to Field Work WASHINGTON lull in the Philippine lighting was re ported Thursday by the war de partment which said the enemy evidently was reorganizing forces and awaiting reinforcements be fore resuming the offensive on the Bataan peninsula front The communique No 103 based on reports received here up to a m E W T said 1 Philippine theater There was very little ground or air fighting in Bataan during the past 24 hours The enemy is evi dently reorganizing his forces and awaiting additional supplies and reinforcements before resuming tile offensive The island of Masbate near the center of the Philippine archipelago has been occupied by Japanese troops Reports reachingGeneral Douglas MacArthurs headquar ters from the occupied areas of Luzon indicate that Filipino farmers who were evicted from their homes by Japanese invad ers have crowded into Manila or have bidder in the moun tains to escape harsh treatment at the hands of he Japanese soldiers As a result there is a great scarcity of labor to tend the crops and food supplies are becoming scarce This condition has so alarmed the militaryauthorities that Lieu tenant General Masaharu Horn ma commanding the Japanese army in Luzon has issued the following proclamation Return promptly to your farms Our dear brethren vvho are swarming in the seat hos tilities return promptly to your farms and harvest your crops and sugar cane Now you cannot get supplies or commodities from the overseas countries You must get your foort with your own hands While you are hiding in the mountains to escape the tumults of war the crops will rot up and the seedlings of sugar cane for the next year will be lost If you leave them as they are you must die from starvation on the roads The Japanese forces never harm any Filipino who is diligent in his occupation Dont flee into the mountains being misled by the absurd propaganda of the United States of America The tumults of war have already gone far away Peace will be brought about solely by the consciousness and determination of the Fili pinos Secure food s u p p 1 ie s promptly by sweat of your brow Dear brethren return lo your farms and begin at once your harvest Starvation or prosperity will be determined by your efforts today or tomorrow 2 There is nothing to report from other areas Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Not much change in tem peralure Thursday atlcrnoon and Thursday night Scaltered light snow in east and central portions light snow by Friday morning in extreme southwest portion MASON CITY Occasional light snow Thursday afternoon and Thursday night not EO cold Thursday night as Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 14 Minimum Wednesday right 2 At 8 a m Thursday js Snow trilce YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 27 STATE US MUST REDOUBLE WORK Officials Disclose U S Contingents Sent 2 Isles Off Venezuela WASHINGTON con gressional leaders told the nation Thursday it must do its utmost lo offset the loss of Singapore by re doubling efforts to get quantities of planes tanks and guns to the East Indies Australia and Burma This earnest admonition fol lowed a fresh demand on the countrys existing military re sources by the dispatch of U S army contingents to the Dutch island of Curacao off the north ern coast of Venezuela The Iroops reinforced ihe Dutch units which have been guarding the highly important oil refinery centers on the main island of Cu racao and on Aruba another island in the colony This move was another tacit re minder of the unpredictable worldwide character ot the war for the Curacao colony lies well behind the AngloAmerican shield of bases commanding the southern approaches to the Caribbean and thus would seem protected ade quately enough already If Singapore Falls x ZEALAND bastiWiritJifeSouthPacific if SfngaporefaUs Military Lid the fall of Singapore 1 would add at least SAYS BRITISH COMPLACENT Cecil Brown Charges English Failed to Foresee Crucial Moment NEW YORK WCecil Brown radio correspondent who was censored off the air by the Brit ish authorities at Singapore as a detriment to morale because of his charges that the British were complacent Wednesday night was back on the air for the first time since then and through the Aus tralian censorship at Svdney broadcast hischarges in detail tragic story of Singapore said Brown of the CBS is not all one of Japanese numerical super iority fanatical courage and bril liant military scheming The Japanese are at Singapore also because of what the British failed to foresee prepare for and meet at the crucial moment Before Dec 7 the British thought a Japanese attack was unbelievable said Brown adding they neglected lo train their sol diers for jungle fighting were unable lo distinguish between Chinese and Japanese and per mitted establishment of what he called an amazing fifth column organization in Malaya After the Japanese attack Brown continued the British failed to carry out the scorched earth policy despite assertions to tiie contrary and they created considerable difficulties with the natives in Malaya by favoring Europeans in the evacuation of the Island of Penang Brown declaring that at no point are the Japanese being held by the allied forces predicted the fall of Singapore City in from 24 lo 72 hours said Dutch Sum atra may be taken that the fate of Java would be decided within a month and that Australia will be attacked in Ihe very near fu lure Brown arrived in Sydney by airplane from Balavia capital of the Dutch iast Indies 138 APPLICATIONS FILED DES MOINES MVlowans filed 138 applications for federal hous ing authority mortgage insurance in January T J Nolan Iowa Brown Announces Candidacy f or Nomination as Governor for atotal ot 5468400 worth of homes Was Removed Last Year From Office of State Printer DES MOINES WDavid K Brown former Marian Iowa newspaper publisher who was re moved last year from the office of Iowa state printer Thursday announced his candidacy for gov ernor in the June republican pri maries I hope for the termination ot the swag system of government which exists in low now he said in his announcement state ment He is the Ihird candidate in the field the others beinc Iowa Lieut Gov B B Hickemooper of Cedar Rapids and Iowa Sec retary of Stale Earl G Miller of DCS Moines A fourth prospect George 1 Callahan of Nevada has withdrawn from the race Brown 51 now is managing a small Des Moines lintel Had I been submissive to the orders of the members of the slate printing board his statement said f undoubtedly would still hold the positionThe superin tendent of printing is dictated lo by a board of which a majority know nolhing about printing I was illegally discharged from that position The ihrce cxofficio members of the board the secre tary of stale the auditor of state and the attorney general declared in a written statement over their signatures that the reason for the discharge was for hiring Demo cratic Frank Moorhead able Des Moines journalist to work upon the Iowa official register The act discharging me was illegal be cause the printing board lias no jurisdiction over the compilation of the register V I refused to keep incompetents upon the printing board payroll even though dirccled lo do so by high slate officials Partisan ship became so rank that one of the officers of the republican state central committee gave me in structions as to the sources of j paper supplies thai musl receive Ihe orders superior thai bids would no longer be accepted from certain DCS Moines printing firms His inslruc lion was contrary to law and I was Itoo stiffnecked to follow orders DAVID K BROWN Yellow Fever Shots to Be Given Troops WASHINGTON officers and men All ami were ordered ai4n IIIIM i e oiGciCi Thursday to be immunized agains V I 1 Ct tvnllnrt 4 I uj niinnj iisCTU yellow fever making th quickly available the tropics em for service in Secrclary of War nounced the order explai that hilherlo only Iroops as signed to such areas as Panama andPuerto Rico were vaccinated as against paratyphoid smallpox and tetanus Stimson announced also at his press conference f icer t r a i n i n j camps for college for six monlhs duration and thereafter S1S5 PAID FOR SOW DES MOINES average of S53A5 was paid for 50 head of Hereford bred sows al a sale at the fair grounds here Top price of S165 was paid by John C Schulte of Norway Iowa inr a sow con signed by Elmer Hattcn of Mar shalltown Iowa Dutch Battle Bitterly to Stem Japs BATAVIA land forces fought bitterly to stem a huge Japanese pincer aimed al Java Thursday while a Nether lands navy communique revealed the sinking of five enemy ships off Amboina island since the Japanese attacked mat naval and air base 10 days ago Thursdy mornings high com mand communique said fight against the invader is slill being continued in various parts of the archipelago No further news was available from any of the threat ened points it added The Indies troops were be lieved to be waging an all out fight to check the Japanese ad vances toward Macassar capital of Celebes and toward Bandjer masin chief city of south Borneo points in the pincer operation against Java The communique distributed by the Netherlands Indies news agency said the Japanese con tinued their air activity over Java center of united nations re sistance A bomber Wednesday approached the east Java naval base at Soerabaja but it fled when Dutch fighters roared to the attack the communique revealed Enemy reconnaissance over various parts of the Netherlands Indies archipelago was reported The navy communique said Netherlands Indies mines and coastal guns sank three Japanese cruisers a destroyer and a sub marine off Amboina The success of the Netherlands forces was announced a few hours after Vice Admiral S E I Hel frich commanding the Netherlands navy was named commander in chief succeeding Admiral Thomas C Hart United States navy who was relieved because he was ill CHURClLTfALK IS ANNOUNCED Opposition Develops in Parliament on Strategy at Singapore BULLETIN LONDON Mini ster Churchill is expected to broadcast a survey of the war situation at 9 p m 4 j nt K W Tl 15 il was made known Thursday night Orii nally he had intended to make this taik late in January just after his return from Wash ington but a heavy cold pre vented LONDON Singapore disaster rocked Britain Thursday and brought a demand that Prime Minister Winston Churchill estab lish a government of national in which the dominions and empire would be represented The political and parliamentary repercussions ot Singapore were so farreaching that Churchill was said lo be contemplating a ra dio address lo the nation A spreading revolt against the government as presently con structed and against war policv blamed for the Singapore defeat appeared in the ranks of the na tionalist liberal party prominent members of thnt supporters of thp and there were indications thai an op position critical group may arise i parliament centering around Sir Stafford Chipps laborite re signed ambassador to Moscow Sans Origine CHICAGO A telegraph company official picked up ris telephone and heard the same question for Ihe 10th lime in 24 hou rs Wheres this town Sans Ori gine My son is an Ameri can c x p e d i t i o n ary force and cabled me from there The official explained Sans is used on the location of troops Girl Gets Sentence for Death of Baby SAC CITY Pjllary Hughes 18 of Sac City pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge Wednes day in connection with the death of her newborn baby Jan 1 and was sentenced to he Rockwell City reformatory for women for a term not to exceed eight years County Attorney Alan Vest said JAPS SAY DRIVE ON REMNANTS IS UNDER WAY Defenders Fall Back After Bitter Counter Attacks During Night BULLETIN TOKIO From Japanese Friday ish warships are aiding the de feuders of Singapore in their fierce resistance D o m e i Japanese news agency said early Friday By ROGER D GREENE Associaled Press War Editor British defenders of Singapore launched four desperate counter attacks against Japans siege armies Thursday and the Singa pore radio told empire with radio communi cations were still in British hands as late as p m a m central war time Singapore lay under a black pall of smoke from a hundred or more bomblit fires as bloody fighlinr raged ever nearer the heart of the city and Japanese divebombers smashed at a fleet of 25 rescue ships in Singapore harbor Dispatches reaching London said one of the British counterattacks was successful The other three failed An hour after the miuicil broadcast which indicated that the citjhad not yet fallen the Singapore radio proclaimed de fiantly We are not only going to fislif IVc arc goinjr o win shall emerge from this strangle The broadcast said the Japanese radio was attempting to obscure the real position on the island oC Singapore behind extravagant apparent reference to Tokio assertions that all but two nests of resistance in Singapore it self had been wiped out The Rome radio whose ports have often been prema ture broadcast a Tokio claim that the Japanese flag was fly ing over Raffles Square in the center of Singapore Simultaneously a T o k i n broadcast said Japanese troops in the northwest outskirts of the city had launched an attack to drive out the British rem nants if if if The Tokio report implied that there had been a halt in the of fensive while the British rejected a demand for recapitulation and that the battle for the city had not yet been won C Yates McDaniel correspon dent of the Associated Press said British infantry charged the Jap anese and drove them back at sev cral points lUcDaniels dispatch filed from a ship lying offshore under re peated attack by rising sun dive bombers said however that the battle lines were moving steadily closer to Singapore We were divebombed halt a dozen times but we are still afloat and may get away tonight Alc Damel said Imperial Tokio headquarters aid Japanese troops had pene trated far into British positions in a drive from Bukit Timah only 52 mites northwest of the heart ot the city At daiin Thursday strong Japanese army units assisted bv the air arm launched a powerful mowing up offensive lo crush British resistance around thr water reservoir in the central part of he a Japanese communique said A Singapore broadcast report ing terrific losses inflicted on the enemy declared Crack Japanese divisions have taken and are taking a hammering that will have considerable in fluence on the future course of the war Singapores defenders have no mountain fortress to which they can retreat no natural obstacles to the invader such as the ter rain which has helped Gen Doug las MacArthurs gallant defense of Bataan peninsula But Singapores defenders have this in common with MacArthurs same courage the same fortitude the same will to win every vital hour On other fronts in the critical struggle DUTCH head quarters declared seaborne Jap anese troops had completely occu pied Macassar chief port and cap ita of Dutch Celebes island as well as ihe town ot Gasmata on ;