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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AKO ARCHIVES CC S MO I jt HOME EDITION VOL XLVIl ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS TOLL LEASED WIRES THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NJIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER1Q94T MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE SECTION NO 97 NAZIS CLAIM 2 RED ISLANDS TAKEN FR SIGNS TAX BILL LARGEST EVER ENACTED Measure Will Touch Virtually All Citizens in One Way or Another HYDE PARK President Hopsevelt Saturday signed the S3 553400000 tax bill the largest ever enacted Designed to help defray the multiplying coats of the national defense and the leaselend pro gram the legislation is expected to lift federal revenues above the 513000000000 mark next year Even that total however would be only slightly more than half of the estimated ex penditures for the current fiscal year and would fail to carry out Secretary Morgenthans recom mendation that government spending be financed twothirds from taxes and onethird from borrowing To increase further federal revenues another tax bill may be proposed later this fall or early next year In one way or another the measure signed Saturday will touch virtually every citizen It will require an estimated 22 000 000 persons to file income tax re turns of whom about 4900000 will be making out returns for the first time and will impose nu merous excise or nuisance taxes The increase in taxpayers filing returns will result from a provi sion reducing income exemptions from 52000 to for married persons and from to for single individuals Orevenue saia would come from individuals 000 from corporations 000 from capital stock estate and gift taxes and from excise and miscellaneous taxes The measure increases from 44 to 10 per cent the existing bottombracket rate on individ uals and lifts the rates on all other income levels Corporations will have to pay new surtaxes ot 6 per cent on net income up to and 7 per cent on income over that amount In addition excess pro fits levies are increased 10 per centage points in each bracket making the new schedule range from 35 per cent on such profits up to to 60 per cent on excess profits over 5500000 Estate and gift taxes arc in creased in varying amounts esti mated to raise an estimated total of 5157700000 The measure includes a an nual use tax on automobiles which would be applicable after next Feb 1 and a 5 per cent tax on transportation tickets costing more Sea Otter Hew Type Ship Launched M known as Sea Otters is shown aove launphpH Thpq Shipbuilding company at Orange Tex just before it was launched The Sea Otter is a shallowdraft ocean cargo carrier powered with 16 or more gasoline engines The boat displaces 1900 tons when fully loaded with 1500 tons of navv estfmates with antiaircraft guns can be built in two months the levy than 35cents The would go into effect Oct 10 The following socalled nui sance taxes will be effective Oct 1 Six per cent on local telephone bills 10 per cent on long distance calls costing more than 24 cents and 10 per cent on telegrams radio and cable messages Increases from 3i to 7 per cent on from Zf to 5 cents a pound on tires and from to 9 cents a pound on inner tubes Increase from J3 to in the whisk gallonage tax and increases on other distilled spirits and wine Ten per cent on photographic apparatus optical equipment lunate sporting goods toilet preparations robber articles commercial washing machines electric gas and oil appliances jewelry furs electric signs busi ness machines musical instru ments phonographs and phonn Kraph records refrigerators heater and other admissions costing 10 cents and more and club dues over S19 annually Five per cent on electric light Bulbs Fiveper cent on night club bills Increase from II to 13 cents per pack on playing cards Increase from 11 to 20 per cent on rental of safedeposit boxes Ten dollars a year on operation of nongambling of noncoin op erated amusement machines and annually on coinoperated gambling machines Ten dollars a year on bowling alleys billiard tabes and pool tables Two cents per 1000 on matches ASK TO BE ASSIGNED DES MOINES group of unemployed and carpenters asked that they be assigned to work on the Ankeny Iowa ord nance plant on payment of the required union fee without weeks of unnecessary delay NAZIS KILL 12 MORE IN PARIS Stuelpnagel Announces Reasons for Reprisal Executions of French PARIS German Occupied France The Germans an nounced Saturday theshooting ot 12 more hostages as the reprisal for an attack in which a German noncommissioned officer was killed Sept 16 For the first lime the Germans announced the specific reasons for the selection of hostages Col Gen Hcinrich von Stuelp nagel commandant of the occupy ing forces in France said that seven the 12 were sbot as com munists two for attacks against German soldiers and three for il legal possession of arms Two of those shot were formerly minor government employes One of the 12 was listed as a Jew who allegedly had engaged in communist propaganda Von Stuelpnagel in curt phrases warned that in case of further at tacks many more hostages will be shot The new executions raised to 25 the number of hostages brought before nazi firing squads and to 35 the number of persons execut ed as hostages and on charges The 12 were the most executed at any one time I COL GEN STUELPNAGEL in France 2 lowans Killed When Auto and Bus Collide MUSCATINE Hudler about 65 and Oscar Ruck les about 28 both of Muscatine were killed Friday night in an automobilebus crash Both were riding in a car driven by Marvin DaufeMt 20 of Muscatine which collided with a Chicagobound bus and rolled over into aditch 12 Des Moines Plants Pool Resources to Get Defense Orders Moines iiay e agreed to pool their resources and cooperate in obtaining and filling defense orders as an answer to lue growing threat of what they called priorities unemployment Their action grew out of a Chamber of Commerce sponsored clinic Friday at which allagreed plant shutdowns were imminent unless priority ratings on metals were obtained Prioritiescurrently are limited factories manufacturing de fense items or articles vital lo ci vilian use The 12 all independent metal manufacturers set up a coordi nating committee which will cen tralize efforts to obtain defense contracts and subcontracts and will supervise allocation the work to utilize ail equipment Stassen Emphasizes Need for Straightening Out Defense Program WATERLOO Harold Stassen of Minnesota declared Friday night that in this time of crisis we must not permit partisan differences to deter us but we must unite and go forward That does not mean that we lose our freedom of speech or our freedom of expression he said We must adhere lo the basic principles of our system of gov ernment Stassen asserted there is a very definite need to straighten out our defense program Italians Admit Two Transports on Way to Libya Are Sunk ROME Italian motor ships transporting troops to Libya were torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Tripoli but nearly ail the soldiers and crew on board the vessels were saved the Italian high command reported Saturday The rescue was made by other ships in convoy with the motor ships the high command added The British planes bombed Tripoli the principal point of en try into Africa for axis forces and Bengasi the advance coastal base of the GermanItalian troops Jewels Valued at Stolen From New York Apartment NEW YORK val ued at and S50 in cash were stolen Friday night from the sixteenthfloor apartment of Air and Mrs Duncan Holmes on Park avenue Holmes a former vice arcsident of the Chase Securities Corporation said he and his wile were at home all night The theft on an upper floor of the duplex apartment was made so quietly they didnt hear a sound SEAMEN MAKE Strike Spreads to Shipi asIL S Prepares to Operate Two Boats NEW YORK sea mens unions telegraphed a pro test Saturday to President Roose velt against what they described as the interference of the mari time commission with unions col lective bargaining rights while their slrike spread to a fifteenth ship and the government pre pared to operate two the strike bound vessels The seafarers international un ion oE North America which launched a walkout last Saturday affecting ships in At lantic coast and gulf ports and the sailors union of the Pacific west coast affiliate demanded an investigation of the maritime commissions actions Five pickets were assigned to t h e commissions offices on Broadway The telegram read The mari time commission according to re liable reaching us has Ordered Ship owners not to negotiate withseafarers union for bonusV Ship owners and union have not retiised to negotiate for peaceful settlement The seafarers international union demands full investigation of the maritime commissions high handed methods depriving the seamen of collective bargainin rights It was signed by John Hawk secretary treasurer of the scafar international union who said carry a federal tax of a representative of the west coast union had concurred Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy to cloudy Saturday night and Sun day scattered thundershowers and cooler Sunday southerly winds occasionally reaching 25 to 30 miles an hour Saturday afternoon IOWA Partly cloudy showers northwest warmer cast Satur O3y n i n tl Sundsy psrtlv cloudy to cloudy scattered thundershowers cooler west and north southerly winds occa sionally reaching 2530 m p h Saturday afternoon MINNESOTA Considerable cloudiness with showers or thunderstorms cooler north and west Saturday night Sunday cloudy scattered showers cooler southerly winds over cast and southportions reach ing 2535 m p h Saturday afternoon shifting to northerly late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Fridy R2 Minimum Friday night K5 At 8 a m Saturday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum RS Minimum Strike Threat Is Faced in Plane Plants By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Threats of strikes in war plane i factories on both coasts tnced the nation Saturday while the fear of a soft coal shortage eased with the assurance that some 44000 miners will return to the cap tive pits in Pennsylvania West Virginia and Kentucky Monday A walkout in the aircraft plants would affect more than 38000 workers On the west coast AFL machin ists at the San Diego plant of the Consolidated Aircraft corporation said they had halted wage nego tiations and were prepared to en force demands with a walkout George C Castlcmun vice presi dent of the international associa tion of machinists said the na tional defense mediation board had been requested to consider the dispute after Consolidated re fused to give a general 10cent hourly wage increase to 23300 employes The present minimum rate for beginners is 55 cents an hour with skilled men reccivin more In the east trouble brewed at the plants of the CurtissWright Corporation in Buffalo N Y and Air Associates Inc at Bendix N At the CurtissWright plant a union of employes known as Tile Aircraft not affiliated with na tional organization voted to strike unless the national labor relations board grants an employe representation election in 10 days The union claims a majority o the firms 15000 workers Its president Leo Kriegbaum said a decision in a mass meeting Friday night was almost unani mous on the strike issue The GIO workers at Air Asso ciates in second strike call They were out 21 days in July Joel Miller rep resenting the local union said 300 workers authorized the union to call a strike The union gained a labor board election last July and struck later contending workers were fired for union activity Mil ler said only that the new threat was the result of a series of in cidents at the plant LIQUOR PRICES TO BE BOOSTED 45 Cents More on Quart Bottles of Whiskies in State Indicated DES MOINES A two pronged price boost will add up lo 45 cents to the price of quart bot tles of whiskies sold in Iowa stale liquor stores after Oct 1 authori tative sources reported Saturday The boost the sources said will reflect 1 An increase from S3 to a gallon in the federal tax on liquor of 100 proof 2 Raises in wholesale prices by the distillers The federal tax increase the sources pointed out will average 25 cents for a quart bottle of bonded liquor all of which must be at leastlOO proof The S4 a gallon figure will mean that a quart of 100 proof whisky will Iowa Liquor Chairman M L Curtis refused to discuss specific price changes in the Oct 1 revi sion He also talked in general terms as to the state markup on wholesale prices 10 Set Fire to Paris Garage and Walk VICHY Unoccupied France Defying stern nazi repressive edicts 10 men set lire Friday night to H garage in Paris requi sitioned by the German army and calmly walked away from the blazing building A passerby saw them leave but none was cap tured fii lowan Dies as Railroad Handcar Auto Collide BARTLETT VIeet of Clarinda a railroad bridge in spector was killed at a railroad crossing Friday when the hand car he was riding collided with an automobile Truck Rams Into Bridge Ohioan Is Fatally Hurt DENISON WGlen Single ton of Lancaster Ohio died Fri day of injuries suffered when a truck in which he was riding crashed into a bridge near here FULL AID WILL BE PLEDGED BY U S ENGLISH Race Between German Armies and Approaching Russian Winter Watched LONDON UR A Uniled StatesBritish aid mission was be lieved speeding toward Moscow Saturday to promise Russia full ad in its stubborn fight against the German armies which have driven through the Ukraine and threaten Leningrad 1 sm on my way Lord Beav erbrook head of the British mis sion said in a farewell message to tankfactory workers who had promised him tliat next week when every tank produced in the British Isles is to be sent to Rus sia they would break all produc tion records Military quarters watched with anxiety the race between the German armies determined at any cost to win a decisive victory in the shortest possible time and the oncreeping Rus sian winter which is calculated to stabilize much o the front Informants admitted that in pushing to Poltava only 75 miles from Kharkov the basis ot nazi Kiev Hus sias third city the Germans had won their greatest victory of Ihe 13week RussoGerman war But they said Marshal Semynn Budenny commanding the Rus sian armies of the Ukraine still had a good chance of withdrawing the bulk of bis army for a stand on a new line Conceding the German claims thathundreds of Russian troops had been pocketed by the German pincers operations informants said the pocket was so large and presented such oppor tunities for mobile actions that the Russians might well fight their way out Belief was expressed also that Budenny had a large number of reserves who mieht yet make it difficult for the Germans to con solidate their gains It was believed that the Moscow conference would open about a week from Saturday Experts agreed that for the first period Britain would he called on to provide the major part of war supplies for Russia because of the longer haul from the United States But while Russia needs materials urgently now to replace its huge losses the American and British missions sought to con vince Russia of their countries ability and willingness to adopt adequate longrange measures which would show their effective ness next spring Well informed quarters re ported that plans formed in Anglo American conferences here pro vided for the dispatch of several hundred planes a month to Russia in addition to other finished weap ons and abundant raw materials for Russian war production IOWAN IS ELECTROCUTED IOWA CITY Por ter 34 a line man was electro cuted Friday while fixing wires on a light pole Reds Tell of Big Battles Near Kiev MOSCOW fight ing at Kiev was reported by Red Star official organ of the soviet army Saturday in a dispatch which admitted that the Germans like vicious beasts are hammer ing at the city Russia has not yet conceded the fall of Kiev which the Germans claim lo have taken Friday Piles of bodies wrecked tanks and armored cars clutter the approaches to Kiev Red Star said The fascists are throwing in more and more troops Red Shir said that an especially bloody battle wis raging on the southern boundaries and in the northern suburbs ot Kiev where popular guards bolstering the red army were reported to loc fight tng like lions Tlie defenders are not sparing their lives and wont yield the city cheaply Reel Star said They are doing their utmost to inflict on the fascist hordes the most severe de feat possible Radio dispatches Friday night reported sanguinary battles nn the outskirts and in the suburbs of Kiev and said the Russians were holding out and defending every inch of ground and inflictj ing immense casualties The correspondent of the official comnmmst party organ PravdaI said that 15 German divisions were heavily outnumbering the fins sipiis with masses ot armored cars I and aircraft and were trying ty take Kiev in one blow Pravda said the Germ broken through the o cations of Kiev rendering the situ ation critical Authoritative quarters here estimated the Germans hadlost 10 divisions about JoOOOO men in a 45day campaign for Kiex It claimed that the Germans after having been repulsed sev eral times had brought up 15 fresh divisions Russian quarters said Ihal fight ing was proceeding along the en1 tne eastern front SUDDENATTACK OFF ESTONIAN COAST IS TOLD Germans Declare Kiev Occupation Completed After Street Fighting BERLIN armed forces presumably paratroops raptured two Russian island bases md invaded a third in a sudden onslaught the Estonian coast the high command said Saturday in a communique which reported complete occupation Kiev alter severe street fighting While nazi dispatches reported continued German advances de signed to cut up trapped Russian armies in the Ukraine and press eastward toward the Donets in dustrial basin the high command told of the seizure ot the Baltic islands of Vormsi Worms and Muhu Moon and a bnttle for Ihe mnin Russian base at Oscl Rus sian nilplanes based on Oscl have raided Berlin and other German targets in the past Army navy and air fortes participated hi the fighting for the fortified Russian islands which are the last soviet island outposts in the Baltic and rank with Hango on the Finnish coast anil Kronsladt in the Gulf of Finland as northern sea bas tions i Details of the capture ot Virmsi irmans had Mullu wcfe noi disclosed but mter fortili Communique said that a daring the situI 1VaIL his own responsi bility by a Captain Pankow had carried German forces across a partly destroyed causeway from Muhu to Osel inthe Bay of Rigs Fighting tor Osel was said to be in progress and on Ihe basis of past performance the German forces xvere presumed to have i made marked progress or their ef fort would not have been mcn j tioncd in the communique DODGERS DEFEAT PHILLIES 3 TO 2 SPORTS BULLETIN PHILADELPHIA P The Brooklyn Dodgers strengthened their bold on the National League lead Saturday as they whipped the Phillies 3 to 2 in the first game ot a doublehcader with Whit Wyatt giving up only 3 hits two by Mer rill May and striking out 12 for his twentyfirst victory before be mt re ing relieved by Hugh Casey in the Plllse with 15000 Germans killed ninth GIANTS WHIP BRAVES 13 IN OPENER NEW YORK Car penler hung up his tenth victory or the season Saturday as the New York Gianls whipped the Braves 4 to 3 in the first game of cow alci a doublchender during th T 1 The three islands were taken over by the Soviets when the red army occupied Hie Baltic states early in the war Since then they had been strongly fortified by the Russians and xvere regarded as highly impor tant not only in Bailie opera tions but in the defense of Len ingrad Radio Berlin in a broadcast picked up by the United Press listening post in London said German troops had succeeded in effecting a landing on Osel at tackingtrom the small nearby island of Muhu and had Ihus es tablished a brldeghead Russia had reported Ihe re o previous attacks on lacks in which it said the Ger mans used parachute and other airborne Iroops Berlin pre viously had denied any attacks on the Oscl group The high command said IMos anci Odessa had been bombed It asserted the entire garrison nf OAKBO HAS BIRTHDAY Kiev capital of the Ukraine had HOLLYWOOD UR Actress surrendered to the Germans Greta Garbos 35lh birthday was Competent quarters said the celebrated Friday by the cast of German flag had been hoisted her current picture The cast i ovel he citys citadel at 11 n in members brought a big birthday j Friday and thereafter the Ger cake to the set man storm troops foght their TAGANROG MELITOPOL entered Kiev and veportcd the capture of Poltava were aimed at the rail center of Kharkov am at cutting off the Crimea
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