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Oelwein Daily Register (Newspaper) - February 25, 1943, Oelwein, Iowa WEATHER this afternoon than yesterday afternoon Continued coW in southeast and wanner in west and north portions News rf The Nation The City la The M VOL 50 Full LeoMd Wire Report of TODAY'S Important of the World by Automatic Printer Service THE OELWEIN DAILY FEBRUARY 25 1943 20 CENTS THE WEEK SENATE PASSES RAISING FARM PRICES ILLIES BLAST NAZIS POURING THROUGH PASS Retreats East Through Kasserine As Planes lery Smash His Motor Transport ALLIED HEADQUARTERS lorth Africa UP Marshal Irwin Rommel's defeated army eastward through the Pass today with an swarm of allied fighter lanes and light bombers tig at enemy motor transport long the load of retreat It is uncertain where Rommel try to make a stand but one is clear it will not be in he area immediately west of the Passerine Pass Advanced units f the American and British forces ave forced him out of that section nd back into the gap so he has o choice but to continue his re- real until he can get out of tno Tank Units Push On Toward Gandhi Stronger Doctors Uneasy POONA India UP fas K Gandhi appeared stronger today than at any time in the past week but doctors warned that a new crisis might arise at any time before he ends his fast March 3 Twenty persons visited Gandhi at the Aga Khan's palace day the largest number since he began the fast Feb JO in protest against his detention by the British lor complicity in the nationalist j last summer I Among the visitors were ben Kapadia Gandhi's old sister and two of his sons Ramdas and Devidas as well as a number of his followers from Ashram the first home industries community he founded TANKS HELP SOVIET ADVANCE ALLIED GENERALS IN CHINA FOR WAR CONFERENCES American planes swept back nd forth across the gap ig bombs on enemy gun positions nd the retreating column of lan who had failed in a bold bid roll up the allied line by cap- uring Thala Meanwhile a new threat to thc German positions n central Tunisia as allied rols pushed forward in thc rea of the Orel Break Nazi Line Near Poltava MOSCOW troops led by UP Russian i British nd and the Germans howed that they recognized thc langer by opening up with and big captured several villages south of Orel today and to the southwest a strong German line outer approaches to tava under Soviet blows Field dispatches said the tanks were giving a eood account of themselves ide the i WANT DOUGLAS Pure Food Store Changes Hands Of Mrs D Smith Buys West Side Grocery Sale of the Pure Food Congressional Faction Out to Get McNutt Supreme Court Justice Wide I 1S announced today and Charlie I Powers Rueffel of Davenport a brothel J I in-law of Mrs W D Smith K at j he store this week and will take possession March 1 Mr Rueffel moved to Oelwein with his family Mrs Rueffel Roberta Mae 5 and Cheryl Dee 3 last Sunday and are living at VOTES TO CHANGE BASIS OF CEILINGS Administration Supporters Favor Measure Aimed At Parity Section of Price Law v WASHINGTON D C Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas is being quietly ad- today by a congressional group as a Possible candidate to manpower the war Smith labor board and the national bor relations board The Smiths established the Oelwein Pure Food Grocery a I while talked purchased the they a about John G American now occupy which was across the ambassador to Great Britain to street from their original location head a new over-all At that time the store room was 1 3 n J -.1 T Vm rM I A lit power set-up j The discussion in congress and in administration circles have j been precipitated by the attack in congress on war manpower j mission chairman Paul V McNutt Several congressional groups have served notice that they are McNutt's head because of dissatisfaction with his ling of manpower problems cry against the patrols Today's allied crn included for the ime a mention of the British army which now has into the sphere of action by Gen Dwight D commanding allied in Tunisia The iue reported activity on the jarl of the Eighth army cast of he Ma roth line and the Plans for knocking Japan out of the war by utilizing bases in neighboring China are believed to have been laid at conferences among American British and Chinese military leaders following the Casablanca conference Shown in a photo just received m the United states officers above inspecting a Chinese airfield are left to right Field Marshal Sir John Dill of Great Britain Brig Gen Claire L Chennault commander of U S Array in setting the pace for the Air Forces m Lieut Gen Henry H Arnold chief of the U Ss Army Air Forces Lieut Gen joseph w Stillwell commander of American troops in China and Burma and second m command to Generalissimo Chiang in that theater and Brig Gen Clayton Bissell Sir John and General Arnold flew to Chungking from Casablanca in on Orel Geiman base at the j i unction of the central and A Stockholm dispatch credited to Berlin said Soviet forces using j tanks ly had attacked German positions west of Moscow along the ensk highway Maintaining the initiative the Red army reported local gains Fouth oC west of Kharkov in the push against Poltava was that Rommel now west oi in the vould attempt to tighten his lines nets Basin and west of toward the Sea of Azov The first thaws of approaching spring impeded the campaign in the Ukraine but official ches said the Russians smashed bitter beat off counter- attacks and continued on ward Aerial combat was mounting all along the southern front With better weather the Germans were reinforcing their air units and throwing strong fleets into the loit to check the Soviet offensive Simultaneously with the high command's announcement of new gains along the southern front the Soviet information bureau in a special communique denied an o meet the double threat of the Hied forces to his west and the army to the south The Germans now are entirely from the area west oi Hie Pass Much of the lit for the action goes to an and British pilots who took of clearing o give valuable support to ground The Royal Air Force bombed nd the general rea around Kasserine nd while Americans con- on the Kasserine Pass A famous of the lar French air flying Crash Survivors Out of Danger As Plane Is Raised im bombers the allied j unscrupulous crial assault for the time The group bombed southwest oi Gafsa and good results The Continued on Page Three Jury Acquits jl Des Moines War Plant Workers DES MOINES UP A fa I court jury today lound two inner inspection supervisors at pic DCS Momos ordnance plant ot guilty of approving laully Robert C The verdict 26 and Torn Henry A 26 of all charges filed them Nineteen government witnesses of them ordnance plant who had under or supervision the nine-day They testified the men ed iip bpd ammunition with switched inspection tags and at in one instance red a machine Judge Charles A Dewcy pre- LISBON UP All 15 gers and crewmen who survived j the crash of the Yankee Clipper Monday night were reported out of j danger today but an attending doctor said Jane Froman New York radio and night club singer may be permanently Miss Framan in private life Mrs Donald Ross sustained a broken right leg in the crash and radioscopy disclosed that it may heal shorter than the left leg the Pacific Action Shifts North Salvage Financial Committee Gives Funds to War Groups Grants Home Guard From Receipts Of Last Metal Scrap Drive SEE NEW DRIVE ON JAP BASES Administration of the salvage funds was started last night at the first meeting of the Oelwein Salvage Financial Committee held at the Chamber of Commerce Claude King was elected man of this committee C W dard secretary and Lew Warren doctor said However he said Solomons As U S Navy Prepares to Take AT AN ADVANCED SOUTH suffered head ilo thc north and west injuries and body contusions Giace Drysdale New York was hospitalized for shock and minor Four crew members including thc commander of thc plane Capt R 0 D Sullivan 50 of Sanford N C being treated at a hospital for shock The tail ol thc was raised last night horn the river end inside were found two bodies one of them that of officer An- drew of New York City Thc other was unidentified Thc irst ol thc was raised The defense that several the witnesses did not report to eir superiors what they believed ere wrongful acts on the part 11 Mercer and and that other instances they assisted operations on which the charges against the men based F United tes attorney told the iury that f government was not asking at the men be punished for mere but for intentional may not be he but they have consideration for the welfare of country and the men fighting les for them jury began its deliberation man claims that the Red army has lost men since the start of the war Thc Germans reached their figures thc said only by as soners of war hundreds upon thousands of peaceful Soviet whom they drove into ery and labor camps and by ex- terminating hundreds of ol others in areas Thc Red army was battling to capture Poltava 80 miles west of Kharkov and reach the Dnieper CO miles beyond before thaw turns thc Russian plains into a sea of mud The thaw already had in some sectors of the southern In the area 41 miles helow Orel thc communique said thc Russians captured 14 funs several hundred rifles 000 rounds of ammunition 52 liucks and 162 with supplies In addition 300 sons were killed and 46 prisoners were taken in a two-day battle in one sector At thc other end of thc ern front Soviet troops pushing along the Sea of Azov west of Rostov captured a height in a nigh killing 100 German officers and men Thc midnight communique had reported that the Russians wedged the German defenses west of he appeared in boisterous tov near Taganrog i spirits and killed 600 of the enemy in re- The disclosure that Churchill counterattacks suffering from pneumonia The Germans were throwing in- laree forces into but so far futile counterattacks all alone the lower part of the ern front from the area iust could take over there would be no need for Mrs Jean Rognan of New York City a dancer also suffered ai broken leg Her husband and BAbE Feb dance partner Roy Rogman was fall and thc 24 persons killed the crash enlarged remodeled and the iness has grown rapidly since then Mrs Smith has known for some time that it would be to dispose of the business and take a rest upon the advice of her She has worked has handled the entire management responsibility re- ate today passed overwhelmingly and sent to the house a to prevent deduction of farm fit payments in fixing the mum price for farm products Thc vote was 77 to 2 Even the administration leader Sen Alben W Barkley D Ky joined in the measure which i would override a section of 1 dent price tion order and would permit an increase in ceiling prices on tain farm products measure introduced by Sen John H Bankhead D Ala was aimed at the parity section of President Roosevelt's executive order which set forth the price control and anti- inflation program Bankhead said the was de- signed to set out clearly congres- prices it hard to give up the store I Douglas name was injected can't say how much the people to the speculation over the fate here have meant to me and their of McNutt by a kindnesses and friendship their coalition which asked to remain to our store has been the anonymous for the present But fource of a great deal of pleasure it includes some of congress most 3 am very grateful for Mrs vigorous critics ot manpower Smith stated today She will con- policies The Douglas supporters con- tend that the manpower job re- quires a fighter one who cares but declares that she finds j intent that farm 1 should not be pegged at a point where they must depend upon a government subsidy Barkley said he wished to serve notice that passage of this would not open congressional gates to anyone to get all he can get in regard to prices on any article during this war Sen Scott W Lucas D 111 to be at the store for some time until the have themselvs and then another strong administration plans to take a vacation probably supporter spoke in favor of the nothing about trading on the jn the west She will continue to asserting did not believe toes of other agencies or of ial groups such as agriculture make Oelwein her home Mr Rueffel engaged organized labor or industry They i ip relations work in claim that Douglas demonstrated i for the past twelve or his ability to do such a job years He has aiso been chairman in affairs and ties exchange commission and as these was a five year they express it got tough with iod of service on the I Wall Street all I port Civil Service Commission has backing of Wh th vas When he left there he was those who believe the job as chairman of that body calls for a man whose background to 1 Oelwein welcomes the to our city and experience not only would get the cooperation of the many factions involved in the power controversy but would be ot value in the manpower crisis of war as well as in the opposite crisis of manpower surplus after the war Winant was former di- rector of the international labor office one of the tions of the League of Nations KUJ Links HOUSE TABLES ROAD MEASURE and requests for funds were received from Alden Porter and Rolf Alvung of the Oelwein O C D and from Ralph Brandt captain of the Home Guard The Home Guard which organized and handled the salvage drive un- still functioning sources predict that the present congressional at- tack on McNutt will end m a major ciding on to assure ment of the demand of the armed 66 to 27 to lay U the It With Municipalities League DES road was read today the house of representatives that there was a stock feeder in the nation who could not afford to pay a full parity price for feed corn and a profit present meat prices The two opposing votes were cast by Sens Peter F Gerry and Theodore Francis Green both democrats from Rhode Island Secretary of Agriculture R Wickard told the house culture committee that reluctance of farm boys to ask deferment from military service added to the already serious farm power situation They seem to feel there is a stigma attached to Wickard said Rep Harold Cooley D N C told the secretary that many farm workers had been subjected to bad treatment when they re- Continued on Page Eight forces for nearly men by the end of this year and con- of lend-lease shipments in thc major sea battle that was never fought point to a new Salvage Committee had rece oer the direction of the General least at Present at table The vote followed an attack on the Iowa League of ties by Rep William N Judd R erican offensive in the South Japanese bases Britons Asking Inner Cabinet The strategic initiative has passed from the enemy to can forces under Admiral liam F Halsey who only last month declared the initiative is ours and predicted the defeat of all thc axis powers this year No one knows where the next blow will fall but our South offensive beginning with Guadalcanal is designed to build a fence against further enemy advances and to secure with thc western LONDON The tion of Prime Minister Winston Churchill who is from pneumonia is continuing to im- prove it was learned He had a good ants said Chui chill smoked his first since he was confined to bed about a week ago Friends just a cold and of a lune as first reported gave impetus to rising de- mands that he a small war to Kramatorsk 125 miles to the northwest German planes also were being rushed into action on of the war in his absence or illness with the improvement weather of the cabinet this front idea suggested that it be in flying entirely of ministers without de- I responsibilities Un- m and at m submitted a sealed verdict ich was opened today i German tanks dented the j cier the present set-up they con- let line southwest of tended Churchill holds so many briefly yesterday the midnight that it would be difficult for communique disclosed but Soviet others to take hold in an Continued on Page Two Gen quarters AUSTRALIA Flying Fortresses ing Rabaul on New Britain foi the third night early Wednesday ed a enemy cargo ship scoring on two small warships and ed a larger warship aground near Cape Gazelle southeast ol the harbor Gen Douglas said today in his communique Henderson field canal will be used on a 00 and another was granted the organization last night which should see the Guard thru for the next several months expenses The Civilian Defense was granted which will go toward required equipment Another was mentioned by the O C D for helmets and the committee decided to table that temporarily pending ther requests for funds and ther receipts from other salvage drives Receipts as reported by the vage committee to thc new vage Financial Committee totalled and it is estimated that at least another worth of scrap is m the reserve pile still to be cut up weighed and shipped Ex- penses were as Defense I stamps for children for salvage donated by parents that I had been promised the children groceries for thc canteen tnat furnished food and coffee for the six hundred I telephone telegraph and gasoline refund 27 postage and printing bank charges for checking account Continued on Page Seven n PI'S I a i i the expense of civilian economy I Clinton who accused the league If a new labor department is ol attempting to shove this with authority over all around Senate Confirms 5 Appointments DES MOINES hoard for air attack in our offensive Fortresses ed at Henderson In the past have bombed Rabaul DES MOINES The state Munda Shortland and senate in executive session ville in the northern Solomons day confirmed five Munda is the most important made by Gov B B ofi these bases which threaten our first conquest in the Pacific war I They were those It lies only 180 air miles Charles R Fisher R Onawa of Guadalcanal and Dec 31 its planes have since commissioner of insurance heen year term annual salary harrying the island as well as Karl W Fischer R Vinton nearby shipping commissioner of public safety Hundreds of raids by American four-year term salary and fighters have not Dick R Lane R Davenport put Munda out of existence and member state liquor control com- than one American pilot mission six-year term has expressed doubt that air or salary sea bombardment alone could Joseph H Bodine Iowa City ever do the job and Charles Carter Fairfield Munda is the last frontier for year terms on the board of basic Continued on Page science examiners labor and manpower agencies it This Judd de- was said Frances Perkins would j clared resign as to become charged the league head of the federal security sponsoring legislation detrimental agency a job also held by to the welfare of the state and Nutt Then someone like added that This pressure is on ant or Douglas would become I legislation only inside city of labor I its Meantime theie were these We should be a bunch of boobs if we put up with Judd asserted other developments in power situation 1 The congressional attack on McNutt took a new turn the house appropriations dealt a blow yesterday by I counties slicing from a deficiency Rep C F Shimanek R all items which He said the league when is opposed to anything which com- would help the oi tue Town Residents Won't Oppose Camp WEST BRANCH UP moved thc be would be directly or tabled indirectly by McNutt Thc provided Cities he asked for the U S J and towns be given the right to employment levy mill for the purpose ot 2 Chan man M construction maintenance and lo D Calif of a house military affans subcommittee said that a nationwide investigation of draft deferments involving being taken as soon preliminary ol thc tion here is completed as i Continued on Page Eight To War Casualties CHICAGO UP Exit the 3 Rep Everett M Dirksen R mealy de luxe Idaho potato Ill told the house that America Government agencies have taken needs a good tough food czar over virtually the entire potato to solve farm manpower crop from Idaho for the armed lems forces and mercantile 4 Sen Burton K Wheeler D authorities said today Mont is drafting a to amend Potatoes from other parts of the selective service act to give the country including Flonda deferments to men married prior are being substituted Potato ex- to Dec 3 1941 and who have one perts explained that while they or more children may not please the gourmand McNutt sought the funds for gourmets will find them an im- thc employment service to wioe proved mashed potato out inequities in salaries a Reports of a consumer potato which ho said htp shortage persist despite denial in the mam reason for his inability official quarters The department to maintain or obtain personnel of agriculture described the The committee's action was a di- lato as confused and full reel slap at McNutt who had said Of turmoil Trade circles both that refusal to appropriate the denied and confirmed funds would cripple the entire dents of West Branch agreed day that if the government wants to establish a Japanese war cation camp at Scattergood er settlement it will be all right with Donald R Sabin assistant chief of the employment division of the war relocation authority m Washington told the residents last night that location of such a camp have far-reaching tions It has implications from here Tokyo and Sabin said The way we treat the Japanese in this country has a direct tion on the effect of Japanese beamed to China and India and on the treatment of American prisoners of war Programs similar to the one proposed at Scattergood have been established on sugar beet farms and proved so satisfactory that many growers asked to keep the Japanese all year Sabin pointed out e is no need to worry fhe effect of cheap labor v hen the bovs m the armed forces ome Sabin declared for the Japanese have a high standard of living and earn a good y Names Senate Sifting v DES MOINES Lieut D Blue today an 11 sifting committee which immediately to dispense with the All bills which now come be- roie the senate will be mended daily by the committee Son Stanley Hart R Keokuk heads the committee Members TC senators Robert Keir R John R Hattery R ss while McNutt is in charge in the distribution set-up J Kendall Lynes R G W Hunt R De Vere Watson R Bluffs S Ray J T Frank C R Cedar Rapids Clarence L R Corydon and E son D V
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