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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 6, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP ccAS rueur or HISTORY AND ARCHIYCS Ot S I A HOME EDITION VOL XLVII1 ASSOCIATED PRESS ANO CJNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 61942 A E F TO TAKE WORLD WIDE FRONT 50 Jap Planes Attack Corregidor 7 Are Hit DAMAGE LIGHT British List U I BOMBERSNew Reverses HIT BATTLESHIP Evidence of American Air Reinforcements in Far East Is Offered WASHINGTON least seven enerrry planes were hit by terrific antiairtraft fire from the Eortitications of Manila bdy dur tng a four hovair attack the war department itported Monday The fortress of CorreEidor island and the forces of General Douglas MacArUiur were at tacked by 50 planes Monday the department said but material damage and rasaalties to the de fenders were called light The text of the communique number 47 airf based on reports received up to a m Eastern Standard Time 1 Philippine Theater The for tifications of Manila bay includ ing Corregidor island and Mari veles were again heavily bombed by enemy pianos Monday The bombardment continued for four hours with 50 planes participating Material damage and casualties were light At least seven enemy planes were hit by our antiair craft fire While ground activity was con Biderably Ies3 than on the pre vious day enemy pressure is con tinuing on all American and Phillipine ourposts 2 There is nothing to report from other hitting feappeararice of U S bombers over the south Pacificgave the capital doable grounds for elation fresh blow had been dealt units of the Japanese fleet and it offered evidence that American aerial reinforcements were ar riving in the far east There was a definite feeling that the united nations soon would be in a position to give a better account of themselves in the sky fighting This expectation was encouraged by London reports from Burma crediting the Ameri can volunteer corps there with a twoday bag of 6G enemy planes at the cost of four of their own For results the No 1 exploit reported in the final U S com muniques Monday was the work of the army bomber flight which blasted an enemy destroyer to the bottom of Davao bay in the Phil ippines and scored three direct hits on a battleship in the same waters All the bombers got back undamaged to their secret base Nine ROOD Gallon Tanks of Oil Bum SUPERIOR Kebr 12000 gallon tanks and one small building were destroyed in a spectacular fire at the Hill Oil ter minal here that started Monday and lasted far into the night be fore it was brought under control Firemen who labored for hours in zero weather to keep the flames from spreading to nearby build ings were successful in their ef forts in Malaya By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Imperial Tokio headquarters let slip what seemed an admission Tuesday that Japanese troops have made little progress in attempting to drive GenDouglas MacArthurs forces back into Batan peninsula Japanese military aircraft co operating with land forces on Batan peninsula have bombed enemy concentrations at Rimai Balanga and Subic a Tokio com munique said The key to the Japanese acknowledgment lay jii the ref erence to Subic which lies in Zambales province six mifes north of the Batan province bor the head of Subic bay With General MacArthurs troops still holding Subic it ap peared to follow that the Japanese had failed to achieve any deep thrust into Batan since a major advance would outflank Subics defenders and presumably force them to withdraw southward into Batan BRITISH YIELD MORE GROUND IN MALAYA On the Malayan front grave new reverses marked the British stand against Japanese invasion columns driving toward Singapore British far cast headquarters acknowledged that hardpressed British troops had yielded fuK ther ground at both ends of the front under Japaneseattacks by land and sea On the eastern side of the pen insula a communique disclosed the British were forced to retreat LU icLtctn ijiiiisniorcesieit in men fronrKuantan onlyiBfrrmiles TinrTh nf Ci tittt is it Chungking claimed Japanese troops had been driven back 10 miles from Changsha Hunan province capital The Japanese on the other hand claimed occupa tion of Changsha A Chungkingmilitary spokes man said 50000 Japanese troops were caught in a Chinese trap on the plains northeast of Changsha and said Chinese forces were con lidcnl of wiping out most of them north of Singapore while on the west coast British troops made their second withdrawal in three days to meet a threat to their left flank London military quarters said Japanese capture of Kuantan air drome would permit the invaders to send fighter escorts with bomb ers for more effective raids oil Singapore itself Observers also expressed fear that the loss of Quantan would permit the Jap anese to spread an aerial um brella to protect further landing operations along the Malay east coast sharply jeopardizing the British from the rear An official Tokio broadcast said Japanese troops overwhelmed about 1000 Australian soldiers in capturing Kuantan airdrome The British retiremenl on the Perak Malay west coast front followed a seaborne Japanese attack on Kuala Selangor 240 miles north of Singapore threat ening the communications of British troops battling some 60 miles farther north British headquarters said there had been Kuala Sela the British so far have been forced f If 1 9 1 T1 lo yield approxjmately 200 miles Vanaaa I0r I Jin 111716 eaaquarters said there no landings south of Man F ngor however All told lrllu Illegally E of the Malayan coastline As the battlehncs drew slowly nearer to Singapore Japanese bombers again attacked the great strongholds 5400000000 fortifica tions inflicting slight damage and pounding nearby Johore JAPS CLAEM TO GET OIL IN BORNEO Domei Japanese agency re Corregidor Hard Nut to Crack tfOLONGAPO NAVAL STATION MONTALBAN IBATAN BALANGA Manila Bay MANILA PASIG hard nut to crack on their first i P d island forts 1 a attempts and were reported massing to storm it and Batan peninsula 2 In R ton it was believed the navy had shifted from Cavite to Olongapo 8 Tokio intensive air bombing of troops withdrawing northward from Manila drawing oil from 80 of the 100 damaged oil wells which retiring British forces left in their hands lowans Body Found Beside R R Tracks ELMCREEK Nebr mutilated body of a man identi fied from papers on his person as Clarence R Martin 49 Council Bluffs Iowa was found beside railroad tracks near here Monday night Deputy Sheriff Elmer Rhoades said Martin probaby fell from a freight train His hands and face were frozen oiscutj ij mis lime a year at the 1 ported tho Japanese already were I years at most but in jail TORONTO Grif fiths a Negro citizen of the United States likes Canada In H years he illegally entered 12 times and was always caught and deported He was brought before a judge Monday for his 13th illegal entry The judge tcld him he could stay this time a year at the least two Iowa Suffers 5th Day of Mercury Expected to Climb Slightly Above Zero Before Retreating DES MOINES wind ranging up to 20 miles an hour intensified Iowas shivers Tuesday as the state suffered through its fifth consecutive day of s u bz e io I ein p e ratures and still colder weather w a s forecast for Wednesday Temperatures moderated slightly Tues day over most the state and the mercury was expected to climb slight ly above zero generally before and possibly Tuesday night COLDER taking another deeper nosedive Northeast Iowa can expect the thermometer to read as low as 30 degrees below Tuesday night the weather man said with minima of 25 below in the northwest IS below in the southwest and 10 below in the southeast No relief was in sight Fair weather was forecast Monday night Elkadcirecorded 25 below zero but the mercury tiad risen to only 5 below by 8 a m Ames listed a low of up to a in Other low readings included Burlington Cedar Rapids Charles City Davenport Dubuque Fort Dodge H Iowa City Mason City Council Blufrs Sioux City Story City DCS Moincs lADEK OBLIGATION IOWA CITY IJP students who enter the civilian pilot train ing program at the University of Iowa Feb 3 will be under obliga tion to Ihe nalions air services university officials said Officials said the program docs not how ever train combat pilots Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair Tuesday aft ernoon and Tuesday night cnld er Tuesday night lowest tem perature Tuesday night Mason City 25 below IOWA Fair Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night colder Tuesday night MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday aft ernoon and Tuesday night colder south and extremeeast portions Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Monday 5 below Minimum Mon night 18 beloiv At 8 a m Tuesday 5 below At 2 p m Tuesday 5 below YEAR AGO Maximum fi Minimum g Precipitation trace RUSSIA BREAKS GERMAN LINES AT SEVASTOPOL Berlin Radio Admits Nazis Main Front Before Moscow Smashed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russias longbesieged garrison at Sevastopol appeared to have broken German lines around that key Black sei naval bisc Tuesday while soviet transports boldly at tempted to land troops on the Crimean west coast 40 miles to the rear ot the nazi siege armies Frontline dispatches said Rus sian troops had sallied forth from Sevastopol advancing at a num ber of points to smash German outposts and destroy fortifications At the same time the Berlin radio acknowledged thai the red armies had broken the German main line before Moscow perhaps referring to tlie vital Mozhaisk sector 57 miles west f the Russian capital where the Germans have concentrated powerful forces A bulletin from Adolf Hitlers field headquarters indicating that the Russians are now in full com mand of the Black sea waters around the Crimea said German warplanes bombed soviet troop transports off Yevpatoriya 10 miles north of Sevastopol The communique said three of the Russian transports were dam agecVand a protecting speedboat was sunk It seemed clear that the Rus sians already overrunning the eastern Crimea in a tempestuous counterinvasion were seeking to gain a toehold on the west coast where they could hap the Ger mans by culling off the escape route north to the narrow Perekop isthmus Dispatches to the soviet govern ment newspaper Izvestia said Rus sian troops which landed at Feo dosiya in the eastern Crimea had reached the Sea ot Azov tutting off the entire Kerch peninsula Izvestias correspondent said Ihc Germans tried to shift part of their Sevastopol forces lo stem the Russian onslaught on the Kerch peninsula only to meet a deadlv hai of shells from soviet warships and coastal ar tillery and bombs from Russian naval aircraft The Black sea fleet fulfills with credit its task the correspondent said On the central front the length ening arm of the soviet counter offensive was reported sweeping the Germans back upon Kursk 280 miles below Moscow and about 100 miles south of Orel Soviet dispatches said that red army troops who routed the Gor manfrom Tim 40 miles east of Kursk were advancing rapidly and that the road in this sector was Jittered for 15 miles with nazi corpses shottorn cars and trucks The Germans did everything to retain this line the Russians said A unit commanded by Dobrovol sky outflanked the fascists and penetrated their rear 1 Valiant Fight by Crew of Tender Told WASHINGTON o tlie they came 10 of those gigantic flying boats and five twin engine land bombers The Japanese flyers quite nalur illy must have assumed the small iCaplane tender plowing through tile water below to be an easy target If the Japanese made any such deduction they soon found how wrong they were To them the 840 ton Heron became just so mueli dynamite Tuesday the Herons comman der wears 2i gold stripes on his sleeve and the blue and while ribbon of the navy cross on his breast for heroic action Lieut William Lcverett Kablcr raised lo lieutenant commander is the navys newest hero The navys description of the Herons fight against tremendous odds was sketchy But the action must have been something like this One after another the planes swept through the sky above the Heron to unload their cargoes of death The crew with Lieutenant Kab lcr barking the orders blasted away with everything their anti aircraft batteries would fire Again and again the planes came For seven hours they roared over dropping 46 100 pound bombs The Heron caujrht one of the bisr flying boats in a vital spot and the plane crashed into the ocean At least one more was damaged seriously Perhaps there were others The Heron meantime hadnt es caped One Japanese marksman scored a direct hit There were two other near misses The Heron though limped into port and one day will be ready to have anothercrack at the Japanese The navy announced that Kab lei anative of Bristol Va had been advanced from a lieutenant lo a lieutenant commander Others aboaid the craft they navy said will be given their deserved re cognition later The navy didnt disclose where tlie achon took place Neither was the name of the port where the Heron took refuge revealed 56 BILLION TO BE BUDGET FOR WAR F R SAYS Well Hit Enemy Whenever and Wherever We Can Reach Him WASHINGTON Roosevelt told congress Tuesday in a promise of victory to come that hp would order United States Probe of Pearl Harbor Precautions Continues in Guarded Rooms HONOLULU u p r c m o Court Justice Owen J Roberts and his committee investigating re sponsibility for the Pearl Harbor attack Dec 7 held session Tues day in a heavily guarded room of the swank Royal Hawaiian hotel All citzens with personal knowl edge of the facts were ordered to appear and testify Wednesday The commission already has con ferred with high army and navy officials it was learned and now is seeking testimony from civilians on possible dereliction or duty or errors of judgment REMODELED CHURCH BURNS CHURDAN newly re modeled Baptist church here was to have been dedicated Sunday Because of the blizzard the cere monies were postponed two weeks swept sured in the mcnntimc the structure It was armed forces to world war wivi t kvit routs to find the enemy and hH him and hit him again whenever and wherever we can reach him Ho warned of a heavy price for freedom in money work and blood and fixed the war budget for the next fiscal year at S3G 000000000 Most of these billions will go into a tremendous cfforl far exceeding anything the world has planes alone will tie produced in 1342 and combined the presi dent promised aloncr with huge quintiiies of other weapons Far from trying to clothe the projected production in military secrecy Mr Roosevelt departed from his prepared text to tell con gress that I hope all these figures I have given become common knowledge in Germany and Ja pan Our sea or will take up defense or offensive positions as circumstances war rant in the British Isles many points in the far east on all the oceans and on bises within and without the new world to protect the western hemisphere Mr Rousevelts personally de livered annual message to con gress on the state of the union at war outlined a staggering pro duction erpgram of Irplaries tanks guns and Rram calculated la stagger the axis Let no man say it cannot be done lie said It must be and we have undertaken to do it The airplane program is calcu lated to outbuild the axis by thrcc toone in 1343 Mr Roosevelt said he had sent a new production di rective to departments and agen cies calling for a schedule of mu nitions as follows To increase our production of airplanes so rapidly that in this year 1942 we shall pro duce 150000 planes 10000 more than the goal set a year and a half ago This includes 45000 combat planes bombers dive bombers pursuit planes The rate of in crease will be continued so that next year 1943 we shall produce 125000 airplanes including 100 000 combal planes O To increase our produclion rate of tanks so rapidly that m this year 1342 we shall pro duce 45000 tanks and to con tinue that increase so that next year we shall produce 75 000 tanks O To increase our production rate of antiaircraft guns so rapidly that in this year 1942 we shall produce 20000 of them and lo continue that increase so that next year 1943 we shall produce 35000 antiaircraft guns A increase our production rate of merchant ships so rap idly that in this year 1942 shall build 8000000 deadweight tons as compared with a J941 pro duction of 1100000 We shall con 1 U S Defenders Defy Japs fc I ambition from underground inagazine of Fort Milfa Corridor island huge 12inch mortar manned and ready 3Ono of Corrcgidors giant disappearing rifles Note size compared with men ;