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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1944, Mason City, Iowa 5fOSy AND OES MOINES I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Press United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 5 1941 Tills Paper Consists of Two One NO 181 HOUSE ORDERS PROBE OFWARD PLANT SEIZURE Firms Resistance to Government Also Will Be Investigated Washington UR The house voted overwhelmingly Friday to investigate the Montgomery Ward and company case The vote of 300 to 60 followed spirited debate in which adminis tration supporters manifested in terest mainly in the firms re sistanceto the government while republicans were concerned chief ly with the exercise of executive power involved in federal seizure of the companys Chicago prop erties The vote was on a resolution by Rtp Charles D Dewey R1IU nrovidinc a special 7member house committee to investigate the seizure in which Montgomery Ward President Sewell Avery was forcibly removed from the prem ises The senate previously had di rected its judiciary committee to inquire into all phases of ihe matter Administration leaders who firs opposed the resolution later sup ported it after the scope of th proposed investigation was broad Berlin Broadcasts Version of Ward Plant Seizure By The Associated Press The Berlin radio broadcast the following Friday on the U S government seizure of the Mont gomery Ward plant quoting a DNB German news agency dis patch from Geneva The sensational and illegal oc cupation by United States troops of the largest American mail or der department store Montgom ery Ward has caused such a strong protest that the Roosevelt govern ment has had to yield on the whole front The London Daily Express re ports that first the troops were called back second the govern ment ordered an election among the staff of Montgomery which the management had al ways been demanding and third Roosevelts adherents in congress had to renounce their opposition lo an examination of the case The senate and the house of representatives will closely exam ine whether certain war author ities of Roosevelts which will ex pire June 30 and which also in clude authority for occupying companies are to be prolonged af ter what has happened to Mont gomery Ward ened to include an inquiry into the companys long history of de fiance of the war labor board Deweys resolution provided for an investigation of the emergen cy war powers passed by con gress In debate on the measure he said he wanted the investiga tion kept on a high plane He had urged unanimous adoption of the resolution as a means of put ting an end to highhanded and dictatorial acts on the part of the executive branch Rep Leo Allen R 111 de nounced President Roosevelts or der for the seizure as a dictator ial assumption of power1 He said he hoped members of the armed I forces have more confidence in and respect for their commaiuicr inchief than the president has for rights guaranteed American citizens by the constitution Administration COURT cssmeti however viewed the case as an example of unwarranted defiance of the government in time of war Chairman Adolph J Sabath D III of the house rules com1 mittee who first opposed the Dewey resolution urged its pas sage The company Sabath said has made S200000000 in the last 10 years under the new deal but lost money for several years be fore that He added that now if refuses to accept a war labor board ruling because it may cost Hoffman R IOWAN GUARDS Robert Peiidlebury left operations officer of ihe royal Australian naval reserve and Maj Joy R Bogue Sioux City Iowa 1st task force staff officer guard Japanese prisoners ot war captured at Aitape New Guinea after al lied forces seized the island under cover of naval and air bombardment and followed by neutralizing attacks with air forces and planes from carriers AND RR LINES No Allied Planes Lost in Several Hundred Sorties Over Sector London lipera or bombers pounded the inva sion coast of France again Fri day in a beforebrcakfast blow and then medium and fighter combers took over the 21st con secutive day of the relentless pre invasion bombing of Europe with attacks on rail lines feeding Hit lers Atlantic wall Not a plane was lust in the several hundred sorties flown Thursday the 3rd day American heavy immbers have battered France and Holland without loss Of the few German planes that challenged the invaders spitfire fighters escorting Mitchell bomb ers shot clown 4 The Berlin radio said that al lied Mediterranean bombers were over Romania Friday afternoon after Thursday nights raid on Budapest in Hungary but the re port of the daylight attack had not been confirmed by allied Japs Report Death of Koga Navy tommandermthier headquarters The broadcast said the afternoon raiders penetrated the Balkan kingdom under a heavy cloud cover and were at fighters in Allies Make New Landings in New Guinea Allied Headquarters Southwest Pacific S troops ex tended their control of the Hum boldt bay area with 2 new land ings ou the Dutch New Guinea coast in a move to cut the escape routes of Japanese trapped in the region it was announced Friday A communique by Gen Douglas MacArthur disclosed that the Americans landed at Torare bay 12 miles northwest of Ilollandia and at Dcmta 16 miles west of Taiiahmerah bay last days alter an allied force invaded Dutch New Guinea Mopping up continues and small bands of the enemy in the surrounding areas are giving themselves up to our patrols the communique said A spokesman said opposition to the landings was very light and that only 2 Japanese were killed at Demta the western anchor of the new allied front on northern ADM MIVEICHI KOGA Victim JAP PRISONERS EAT AMERICAN Jap prisoners captured at Aitape during the allied attack on the Hollandia area o I New Guinea are fed U S field rations before being taken from the combat zone under guard was 31 the lowest on record for ihis date thebureau added Charles D Reed the govern ments chief meteorologist in Eoiva said inDes Hloines the May snow was not unprecedented by any means He said virtually the entire state had snow in May of 1940 including about an inch and a half at Alia In May of 1938 half the state had snow and in the northwest recordings included 8 inches at Eslherville 7 inches at Lake Park and 6 inches at Cush ing Other SNOW FALLS IN MOST OF IOWA Continued Cold and Frost Are Forecast Des Monies fell throughout most of Iowa Thurs day night and early Friday and the weather bureau forecast con tinued cold weather with frost and a hard freeze Friday night Snow flurries were reported in several sections of the state Fri day morning but the bureau said skies would clear during the flay Kisinsr temperatures were f G inches at Greenfield That wns ast for Saturday n May 4 Snowfall during ihe 24 hours nded at 7 a m Friday included li inches at Mason City and Vz inches at Charles City In vood reported one inch and Forl Dodge and Iowa Falls half an nch Most of the remainder ot he stale had only traces of snow nuch ot it melting as it hit the round The weather bureau said there vas little frost Thursday night nd crop experts reported that lamage to crops and gardens May snowstorms oc curred in 1923 1918 and 1917 Reed said the biggest general May snow in Iowa was in 1917 when as much as 6 and a half inches were recorded tacked by German sharp battles The liberator assault was the 5th heavy bomber blow on rail antiinvasion and airports in northern France in li days The 4cngmcd sky siants roared across the English channel in a force officially described as small indicating that fewer than 300 lib erators made the short hop to the area of France closest to Britain They were under escort of prob ably ail equal number ot U S 8lh air force mustangs Thunderbolt fighterbombers of the 9th U S air force attacked rail yards at Valenciennes and Somain in northern France under escort of thunderbolt fighters Once again the Germans failed to put up even token resistance Flak was only moderate Return ing pilots said not a single naz fighterlwasseeiv in the moderate overcast skies A middle east comimmiciue re ported recent attacks on Germai shipping and airdromes in Crete the Aegean islands and the Grecl harbor of Monemvasia Two sup ply ships were sel afire and planes of the Maleme airfield in Crete were damaged Other formations of dayligh raiders headed for the continent later in the forenoon I The U S planes went out so early they passed homeward bound British mosquitos which Thursday night attacked objec tives in western Germany Other British planes laid mines in enemy waters without loss The blow against targets in Budapest the capital of Hungary was the 2nd successive night stab into the Balkans for allied heavy and medium bombers from Italy On the previous night the raiders hit rail yards in Bucharest capi tal of Romania Although hampered by bad visibility allied medium bombers in daylight Friday attacked rail bridges at Grosctto Albino Torre and Fabriano all in Italy New Guinea stretching 1GO miles eastward to Aitape Front dispatches estimated that GO000 Japanese troops were trapped in the isolated area o British New Guinea east of Hol landia with allied forces closing in from both sides In the Aitape area 125 miles elow Hollandia a spokesman re galed that a total of 842 Japa icsc had been killed up to Tues day and it was reported that the enemy forces were continuing to vitbdraw over inland trails to ward 85 miles to the east An authority at headquarters believed the Japanese would put up stronger northwestern opposition in the section of Dutch New Guinea where they were re ported strengthening their forces at Schouten islands in Geelvink bay 450 miles west ot Hollandia with naval aircraft Allied boinbei have raided the Geelvink bay bases almost dailj in he past week and while the communique clici not mention an new attacks in that area it dis closed further assaults on Wakde island and the nearby coastal sec lions 111 miles west of Hollandia NAZI ATTACKS THROWN BACK Probing Assaults Near Stanislawow Reported London probing attacks southeast of Stanislawow and south ot Tiraspol were thrown back Thursday for the second successive day as the lull in ground fighting continued along other po sitions of the eastern front Mos cow announced Friday Near Stanislawow in the south east corner of old Poland German atetmpts to reconnoitcr soviet po sitions were beaten off in the norning and a nazi attack against one Russian unit hurled back the afternoon a soviet com munique said It asserted tha1 about 800 Germans were killed and PHRASES SAME AS WERE USED FOR YAMAMOTO Broadcast Says Nippon Chief Died Directing Operations From Plane By KICHAEtD C BERGIIOLK Associated Iress War Kditor The commander in chief of Japans battlereluctant n a v y Adm Mineichi Koga is dead Tokyo radio says he was killed while directing general opera tions from an airplane at Ihe front Those are virtually the same words Tokyo used a year ago to announce the death of Kogas predecessor Adm Isorolu Yama moto the man who boasted he would dictate the peace terms in Washington Whether K o jr a actually was killed at the fighting front or dis posed of himself by harakiri be cause the Japanese navy lias been unable or unwilling to stop the steady allied inarch toward Tokyo the world probably will never Allies on a few dollars Rep Clare E said he did not think the pending resolution goes far enough He said ihe inquiry be broadened to cover or ganizational methods ot unions Rep J Bayard Clark D N Car who identified himself as the only member of the rules committee with the temerity to oppose adoption of the resolu tion recalled to the members the words with which they declared war upon Japan Dec 8 1941 He drew heavy democratic ap plause when he read the seclioi of the declaration in which al of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the con Kress of the United States t wage the war o a victorious enc The resolution ought to be re read every day in every horn and place of business in th United States Clark declared Hobably would not be serious ii vavm weather ret u rne d qu i ck I y however crops and gardens al ready are far behind the normal growing schedule because of re cent prolonged rains The Des Moincs river was still overflowing large areas lit the TracyOtturmva sector but the weather bureau said the watei would recede to within the batiks over the weekend At Tracy where flood stage is 14 feet the river reached its crest of I68Z feet Thursday afternoon and was falling Friday It ex pected to be within its banks by Sunday morning At Eddyville and Ottumwa th river was still rising but th weather bureau said the cres was near Flood waters were ex pected to recede within the rive banks by Monday morning a Eddyville and Monday night a Ottumwa Lowest temperature in the stat last night was 24 at Cherokee anc fnwood The high Thursday wa 52 at Davenport and Decorah DCS Moines had fourtenths o an inch of snow during the nigh which the weather bureau sai Buy War Savings Bonds an was the heaviest for this dat Stamps from your GlobeGazette I since 1880 The low lemperalur carrier boy I in the capital city Thursday nigh WILL FILE BOND FOR MACHOVEG Cash to Be Provided by Omaha Man Fort Dodge bond in the amount of S25000 cash will be filed in Humboldt county dis trict court for the release of Dorn Machovec 16 from Fort Madison penitentiary it was stated here Friday by Maurice J Brcen the youths attorney Young Machovec is now under life sentence for second degree jmurder for lie slaying of his step and in Ihe areas northeast father Paul Voss At she time of j south of Rome allied hcadqiiar fighterbombers hit 12 nozi tanks were destroyed Sixty Germans were cleclarec to have been killed and wounded when Russian troops threw back an enemy reconnaissance detach menl south ot Tiraspol a town miles northwest of Odessa on th Dncstr river The broadcast communique list ed no essential changes on the land front but declared that long range soviet planes bombed and strafed German mid Romanian troops pinned in the besieged Cri mean city of Sevastopol day NearKohima Southeast India Headquarters Kandy Ceylon forces have gone over to the offensive at all poinls in the area of the In dian frontier base of Kohima and their attacks arc making satis factory progress a headquarters communique said Friday Heavy casualties have been in flicted on the Japanese in minor clashes north of the Imphal plain and patrol activity has disclosed increasing evidence of the en emys heavy losses in the Itnphal Ukhrul area the announcement municatioiis at Tcrni Sulmona i corn continued Inkangahtawng Mogaimg val lev stronghold has fallen to Chi FIND WOMANS BODY IN TRUNK Had Been Shipped From Chicago to Los Angeles Ios Angeles fP The body of a woman police said vTus found Friday in a trunk shipped from Chicago to the Railway Express company office here The trunk was taken to the morgue where the torso was to be examined Investigators said they had not yet determined to whom the trunk had been shipped Capt Leroy Sanderson of the police homicide squad reported that Ihe trunk was sent from Chicago April 30 by enow Certainly Tokyo would rcss up Kogas demise in the most accsaviiiff terms Kogas death which Tokyo said ccurrcd last March elevated 58 ear old Adm Socmu Toyoda to omimmd of the combined Japa nese fleet Emperor Hirohito has been prevailed upon to honor Koga posthumously with the honorary of fleet admiral and award lim the first class order of the Jolden kite and the cordon of the rising sun with Faulawnia flow ers Kogas regime was distinguished by its consistent avoidance of bat tle During his lime allied forces swept through the Gilbert and Marshall islands in the central Pacific cleaned out virtually all of the Solomons and most of New Guinea and the Bismarck archi pelago in the south without serious Japanese naval opposition except for the battle ot Jiula gulf in Ilie Solomons Isst July 5 and i where Japan lost at least S cruisers and one destroyer As Ihe new naval chief Toyoda may find it even harder to avoid j battle Forces under Adm Chester W in the Pacific Gon Douglas JlacArlhur in the south I west Pacific and Adm Lord Louis I Mountbatten in southeast Asia are ncaring the vitals of Japans de fenses and a naval aclion may be forced 2 Other Leaders Die of Illness New York Tokyo ra dio announced Friday that Adm Mineichi Koga commander of ihe Japanese combined fleet had been killed on active duty less than n year after his predecessor Adm fsorotu Yamiimolo had met a sim MRS DICKINSON S INDICTED Claim She Reported on Movements of Warships Xew York Velvalee Dickinson Madison avenue doll dealer and former resident of San Francisco was indicted by a fed eral grand jury Friday on a charge of espionage an offense hat carries the death penalty in wartime This woman reported Ihe arid rcpaiis of battle ships alter Pearl Harbor to the enemy United States Attorney James B M JMcNally told Federal Judge William Bondy to whom the indictment was handed up Mrs Dickinson a small wiry woman fought FBI agents when she was arrested in the vaults of an east side Manhattan hank last January while she was re moving 518000 in cash from a safely deposit box She was then charged with violating the wartime censorship laws sentencing Judge G Stillman fixed his appeal bond at S25000 The case according to Breen will appealed to the Iowa supreme court and release ot Machovec pending the supreme court de cision is sought in posting the bond James W Fay Emmclsburg personal attorney of the Rl Rev E J Flanagan of Boys Town ac companied Mr Brcen to Humboldt to post the bond At the time of the sentencing of Machovec Fa ther Flanagan made an unsuccess ful attempt lo have the youth paroled lo Boys Town Twentyfive bills in denomina tions of SIOOO each will be offeree as bond the lawyers said The money for Machovccs ap peal bond came from a man ir Omaha who is vitally interested in the boy and his future Mi Fay said but he declined to name j the individual i Upon his release on bond Fay said Machovec will be taken im mediately to Boys Town where he will be cared for pending su preme court action ers in Naples announced In all about 1100 sorties were lown by Italianbased allied air craft Four allied planes were re ported missing and one enemy plane was destroyed Fridays operations was the Mh time in 6 days that liberators have battered enemy emplacements just across the channel fvom ncse forces driving 1 o v n the man giving his name as John Jo valley toward Mogaung the bul letin said indicating that the enemy base previously announced by the Chinese to have been cap tured by their forces was by passed instead in the drive to Miinpin 20 miles below Inkln vng and 10 miles above Ka I pez The discovery was made by Eugene Bilcdeau a repair clerk at the express company office Find ing some not from the luggage he opened the trunk to repair it Raising Ihe lid he a leu cut or torn protruding from a heap Britain Mitchells and Bostons of the RAF 2nd tactical airforcc also operating unusually early struck Friday nl railway yards al Cnm brai in northern France They flew under a spitfire escort heap ing new destruction on the al ready heavily pounded supply of forces behind the Atlantic wall The German communique iden of womens mens boys and girls clothing The body was encased in some sali puliue mamg The announcement said that other units of Lt Gen Joseph W iSlilwclls Chinese forces have cs substance evidently I tablishcd a road block 2 miles bej low the village in a wide flankt ing drive and have trapped enj envy forces attempting to fall back to tile south Oilier Chinese forces pushing down the Sumprabum valley to ward Myitkyina the enemys main north Burma base were re ported to have penetrated Japa KIRK TOM 152 DCS M i i n c s h e state health department reported that 152 persons were killed by fire explosion in 1 n va in 1943 bore a striking similarity lo a i Tokyo conmiuEiKtue uf May HI aninjuncing the death of his predecessor Adm Yamamoto in a warphine the previous April while directing general strategy on he front line A later Japanese broadcast said that Maj Gen Kuniao Oohashi anil Maj CJcn Yoshilada Shimo kawn hud died in April of illnesses contracted while nil active duly ami hail been posthumously prn moteil In the ruik of lieutenant general Onhashi w ii o in The broadcast described as chief of staff of a front line army corps and as head of an army unit in China was said to have died on April 14 while Shimokaua oC i a unit on the front died on April positions at Kauri 10 miles I ncdC OSHlUllb ill PwUUll JU tified the mosquito targets Thursj olihcnsl of Manpin termed minor7 Iowa Convention of V FWJune 1618 Waterloo conven tion of Iowas Veterans ot Foreign Vars will be held here June 1C 17 and 18 Post Commander Ber nard McGuire Waterloo an nounced Friday Youth Describes Dice Game as Judge Listens Chattanooga Ten a A youth in court because of an al tercation at a dice game was de scribing the incident with dra matic flourishes I faded him shook the dice and rolled he said and paused After a moments silence Acting City Judge Martin Fleming Jr asked Well did you make your British Subs Intensify Campaign in Far East London subma rines now arc mustering in far eastern waters for a smashing blow at the vulnerable sea com munications of the armies the Evening Japanese Standard Baby Born in Truck i Which Has Big Sign We Deliver Anything Chicago Lunges wife had a baby Thursday night in a truck belonging to the company for which he works Lange had been unable to find any other means of transportation The corn Buy War Savings Bonds and panys motto which was Thc defendant said he j Stamps from your GlobeGazette i oned on the side of the truck said Friday Steady British un dcrseas operations in Asiatic wa ters also have been reported by frequent admiralty announce ments on their successes The latest issued Tuesday reported the sinking of a Japanese de stroyer and 4 olhcr vessels western fturrna the announce ment said allied forces had fol ovvcd up their major success of Wednesday and that numerous Japanese counterattacks had been thrown back in the foothills of the Mayu range cast of Bu thcdaung nearly IS per cent more thnn in 19 Tile broadcast was reported that Lt Gen Clumkichi Ochiai hart been appomtcd commander of the division Koga who was had generally iccn regarded us a sound but not brilliant naval officer noted for cnacily rather than for his initin iye He lacked the reputation of lis predecessor who was known is the man who torpedoed the Condon naval conference in 1334 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and contin ued cold Friday night Freezing temperature or frost Lowest temperature in Mason City 21 warmer Saturday afternoon Iowa Clearing and continued cold with frost and hard freeze Fri day night Saturday fair with slowly rising temperatures Minnesota Clearing and con tinued cold with lowest temper atures ranging from 20 to 25 de Saturday the hearing proceeded Itjiaiuii carrier boy We deliver anything grees Friday night fair and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 37 Minimum Thursday night 20 Prccip 28 Snow inches YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 66 52 banned the sneak attack on Pearl and once boasted he would dictate peace terms in the white house Before reaching head of the combined fleet Koga had served as commander of the Yokosuka naval station and before that as commander ot the Japanese fleet in Chinese waters lie also had been vicechief of the naval staff from 193137 and was naval at tache at the Japanese embassy in Paris in lie already has been succeeded as commander of the combined fleet Tokyo said hy 58 year old Admiral Socnm Toyoda com mander of the Yokosuka station Admiral Zengo Yoshldn ;