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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1942, Mason City, Iowa f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME c o M P DEPARTMENT Of HISTORY AND ARCrtrves MO I HES I A HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL PRESS AND UNITED PBESS TO1X 1XASKD WIRES FIVE CENTS A TOW AT JxllJA I j ivl A HITLER AND PUCE MEET IN SALZBURG Merger to Put 35 More Standard Oil Employes Here if s f ALES OFFICES iT DAVENPORT il BE CLOSED MasonCityWillBe Center for All of North Half of State Consolidation of the Davenport es division of Standard Oil com ly of Indiana with tho two ter divisions in Iowa at Mason y and Des Moincs and the nsfer of L A Day assistant nager at Davenport as an ad ional assistant manager at City were announced Fri f by the company The new Mason City consoli ed division will include the part of Iowa in the sent Davenport division as well all northern and northwest of the state The consolida i is part of a program of reor lization of selling forces which been under way for several irs in Standards territory in middlewest This is the second addition to e territory or the Mason City Vision of the Standard Oil mpany the first having taken ace in 1938 when the Sioux tv division was abandoned Id northwest Iowa counties re made a part of the local rritory i ifith additional counties in theast Iowa added to the local ision Mason City becomes the tei Oil corhparv rations forTjTeifdrtheinbalfof as the corporation now has f two divisions in the state E Bruce division manager lounced that approximately 3 itional persons will be em yed in the offices of the com iy space for whom has been vided by the recently complet addition to the company build at Third street and Washing avenue northwest his addition proVided 3400 e square feet of office space Utional space for offices was vided by the cutting up of a etins room for private offices esides the 35 to be employee he office building the consoli ton of divisions will bring fo community additional fielc sonnel such as agents sales i auditors and maintenance i ill company employes whose itions are affected by the clos of the Davenport division of t have been offered positions where A large number of em yes in the Davenport city of warehouses and other units ich serve the tricities will no affected however by the con dation The personnel of th office will in fact be aug itcd by some who have pre isly been attached to the sale ision staff and they will con le to handle their assignment n there Standard has a larg H terminal at Bettendorf nd ling Davenport which wil tinue to operate and with at personnel Ir Day has been at Davcnpor e 1938 He joined Standard in former Dubuque division in 3 and in addition to Daven f has also been at Des Moines hita Kans Duluth Minn waukee Wis and Minot N Mr Day is married and ha i sons and a daughter M E BRUCE Alanager ay war savings bonds and Ps from your GlobcGazctl icr boy The division office building of the Standard Oil com pany shown above has been enlarged to accommodate the addition of 35 to the personnel as Mason City becomes the centar for the corporations sales operations in the north ern half of the state with the abandonment of the division offices at Davenport BLACKOUT SEEN Explosion in Chemical Plant WEATHER BY MILLION Manhattan Is Dark for First Timein Memory of Any in Throng UR Approxitory at Tessenderloo in the new million people gathindustrial district of northern Bel particular zone of activ ity for the antiGerman white brigade of the conquered Bel been destroyed in an NEW YORK mately one ered in the Times Square area Thursday night to see a phenome non police reported Friday The phenomenon was a 20 minute blackout of midtown Manhattan which had never been completely dark in the memory of any person But it was black Thursday night and the crowd was stirred to an en thusiasm reserved normally for New Years and elections When a stray light appeared a thunderous shout went up Turn it out Observers said they heard the shouts on the 102nd floor of the Empire State building IX some person struck a match to light a cigaret they either slapped it from his hand or chas tized him with Put it out They greatly another roar of excited Police Commissioner Lewis J Valentine who exclaimed Why there were the 1000000 people outit was greatest show on earth His enthusiasm was nnt shared by Mayor Fiorello H La Giiardia They must not do it he said heatedly The people must get off the strccls Were not gains to have wholesale slaughter Otherwise he said he was well pleased with the blackout not considering a bright yellow moon For the first time secret con trol stations to take air raid war dens reports of incident ie bomb hits fires and miscellaneous accidents were in full operation to dispatch the proper emergency units to the scene La Guardia re ported several fake incidents To police the area and enforce Oie blackout required more than 38000 wardens 2000 policemen and 500 detectives Beaverbrooks Son Leads Squadron in Downing 4 Raiders LONDON CUR Wing Com mander Max Aitkcn son of Lord Beaverbrook led a night fighter squadron that shot doivn four of eight German raiders downed dur ing enemy attacks on Britain Thursday night the air ministry said Friday Aitken holder of the distinguished flying cross shot down one the enemy planes a Dormer 217 BOY 2 UNHARMED ST PAUL a doll buggy 2 year old Drew Dinsmore wandered on to the railroad tracks in Belgium fe Fatal to 250 Free Belgian News O Agency Says Factory George Killed When Hit by Plane Which Went Out of Control Made War Material LONDON chemical fac tory at Tessenderloo in the new German radio killed 350 persons and injured about 1000 Berlin belatedly relayed an announcement Friday of the nazidominated Belgian govern ment that not only the plant bul a technical school and a num ber of nearby houses were des troyed or severely damaged by the blast two days ago No cause was given The announcement emphasized that the factory produced arti ficial fertilizers of various kinds and washing preparations for the Belgian market only The Free Belgian news agency identifying the factory as a unit of La Societe Anonyme Des Pro duits Chimlques asserted con trary to Berlin that the factory turned out sulphuric acid syn thetic ammonia and nitric acid for explosives and gas It was re ported equipped with modern ma chinery at which about lOOfl poi sons worked when Belgium was free Since the coming ot the Ger mans the Belgian agency said production has been increased un der German direction Tessender loo is 30 miles northeast of Ant werp in Limbourg province Much sabotage has been re ported in this region mostly credited to the secret armed or ganization the white brigade seven of whose members were sentenced to death a week ago Factory machinery in this area was damaged in widespread fash ion after the German invasion started and isolated incidents have occurred from time to time since then including a large number of fires in the fir woods The fires evidently were set in the hope that the wind would spread them to the sites of factories working for the Germans This sporadic sabotage was said by the Free Belgian news agency to have done considerable dam age to mines as well as factories m the past several months It said bottles of inflammable liquids had been found at the scenes of numerous fires in the coal fields The Thiriau works in the iron and coal district of La Croyere was destroyed in January and three weeks ago a transformer ex plosion stopped work in a Ger manrequisitioned factory north of Brussels the agency said FOUND IN CISTERN just as Drew of ach betteen StOm W3S in a cistern at th harmed explosion according to the H George U S armyand Mel German varim kllpri 9fn J iii a tiaitm at me the rear of her home here Thursday night Dip in Mercury Welcome After High of 89 Is Recorded in Davenport DES MOINES o o I e r weather moved into lown Friday MELBOURNE Australia on the heels of showers that soaked The nature of the airplane acci dent in which Brig Gen Harold ville Jacoby American war cor respondent died was revealed Friday as funeral services were held here for Jacoby They were killed at an advanced air base when a fighter plane tak ing off went out of control and crashed into them as they wait ed to board another plane In the presence of fellow cor respondents and army officers L Twigg Patterson a reader of the Christian Science church read the simple service Friday afternoon The casket was closed draped with a flag andbanked by flow ers Plans for General Georges fu neral were not definite but it probably will be held next week Sees Son Off for Service Then Dies From Heart Attack SIOUX CITY B Goodc 52 of South Sioux City Neb a mechanic nere died of a heart ttack which he suffered Thursday a few minutes after he had said goodbye to his son Rob ert who left for service in the armed forces Authorities said Mr and Mrs Goode had brought their son to Sioux City where he left for Omaha in another car and were returning home when he died immediately on arrival The son was notified by telegraph most of the state Thursday night The cooler weather was wel come after the mercury climbed to an unseasonable high of 89 at Keokuk and Davenport Thursday Thursday nights low 45 at Creston At midmorning ther mometers stood at 58 at DCS Moines Scattered showers were forecast for town again Friday bill they vi ere schcjuled to end in the southwest Friday morning ami in the north and east Friday after noon Precipitation reports included Estherville 69 Fort Dodge 45 Forest City 19 Iowa Falls 19 Waterloo 19 Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Considerably cool er Friday night and Saturday forenoon strong winds Fridav diminishing Friday night IOWA Considerably cooler Fri day night and Saturday fore noon strong winds Friday di minishing Friday night MINNESOTA Showers and thunderstorms north cooler south portion Friday night cooler Saturday forenoon fresh to strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 80 Minimum Thursday night 56 At 8 a m Friday 62 Han 11 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 55 JAPS REPORTED FIGHTING CLOSE TO MANDALAY Weary British Troops Withdraw Successfully North of Irrawaddy BULLETIN CHUNGKING China Strong Japanese forces hive driven 32 miles through the Lashio sector Inward the Chinese frontier a communique said Friday Japanese forces also were reported fightingclose to IMandalay following the rail way line The communique said some forces presumably infil tration units already were in the southern outskirts of the city Other units were attack ing Kyauske 23 miles south of iMandalay NEW DELHI India isli troops fighting a delaying ac against Japanese attacks toward Mnndalay were reported Friday to have abandoned theii positions on the Irrawaddy rivei oend west of that city and to be vilhdrawing successfully to the lorth bank The vearicd forces thus jntly left to the Japanese the area around Myingyan where the Ir nuvaddy makes a big bend to th west and whore earlier attempt to guard the allied right flank failed A communique said Japanes patrols had penetrated into th Moliywa area 40 miles htjrtli o 94 Per Cent Excess Profit Tax Favored WASHINGTON house vays and means committee agreed on a flat 94 per cent ox ess profits tax rate for corpora ions Chairman Doughton D N ar announced the committee lad voted for the flat rate and Loss in Rhode Island Fire Is WEST GREENWICH R I UP J Howard McGrath de clared miirlial law iti llirce west ern Rhode Island towns Friday as two new forest fires broke out A district supervisor for the fed eral department of agriculture re ported they may have been set by saboteurs At midmorning the loss was estimated at The blaze raged out of control along a 10 mile front Governor McGrath declared martial law in West Greenwich after a m on advice of Adjt Gen Peter Leo Cannon to give military authorities a freer hand in dealing with the emergency While more than 3000 soldiers sailors and volunteers battled the blaze new fires broke out at Bowcn Hill in Coventry and at points outside the immediate fire zone Authentic the day lion 5 previous ones which Thurs merged into the conflagra Immediately after d e c I a r ing martial law Governor McGralh left Providence by automobile to survey the fire which threatened to develop into the worst forest fires in southern New England history Myingyan and 55 miles due wes of Mandalay but Were beini successfully dealt with Allied defense continued on th southern front near Kyauske les than 30 miles from Mandala where the communique describe a brilliant and successful figh with tanks by a Ghurka brigad which inflicted 500 casualties on the Japanese at the cost ot onlj ten of their own also had agreed to retain jresent 24 per cent normal the for corporations with income of more than He said the committee hoped to vote later in the day on new surtax schedules which are either 6 or 7 per cent at present depending on income Representative Cooper D Tenn who explained the com mittees action with DouglHon said the members also had agreed to revise the excess profit credit allowed corporations on their in vested capital as follows 8 per cent on the first 55000000 of in vested capital 7 per on the second 55000000 15 per cent 01 the next 5130000000 and 5 pc cent on the excess above S200 000000 The committee retained the ex cess profits credit alternatives of invested capital or average earn ings in the 193G3Q base period and decided to double the present 55000 specificexemption granted all corporations as an excess profits tax ciedil Doughton and Cooper explained that the 94 per cent excess profit rate would mean that G per cent of excess profits would be left to corporations and that portion would not be subject to normal and surtaxes as at present The present normal corporation tax isgraduated as Net income of less than S25 55000 15 per 000 to 520000 17 per cent 520000 to 525000 10 per cent above 000 24 per cent Continuation of these rates was voted by the committee The present surtax is at the rate ot G per cent for corporations with net income of less than 6 per cent on the first 325000 ENGLISH THINK PEP TALK GIVEN TO MUSSOLINI Official Communique Mentions Spirit of Close Friendship By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press AVur Editor Adolf Hitler and Bcuiio Musso lini whose meetings in the past have frequently signaled the ap proach of momentous events met in a twoday conference ending Thursday at Salzburg Austria it was announced officially Friday In the usual stereotyped form a German communique said the axis dictators met in a spirit of close friendship and the indissoluble brolherhoodinarms of their na above that level and 7 in he higher brackets per cent Plan to Sign Up Women Is Dismissed WASHINGTON Roosevelt announced Friday that plans voluntary registration of women for wartime activities had been dropped The chief executive disclosed this had been done after Paul V McNutt in charge of mobilizing man and woman power for the war effort had consulted women members of the social security boards federal advisory council and had been told that over the country there are more women wiio want jobs than there arc openings for them The president indicated to his press conference that the decision not to go ahead with a voluntary registration for women was not necessarily permanent and that such a listing might be necessary at some future time Almost 1500000 women Mr Roosevelt said arc registered with local employment service offices Any woman can register at these offices he said and there are 1 500 of them Replying to n question he said Coventry and Scituatc shortly that undoubtedly not all the 1 after f n m nn aHvirn nf Ariit 5fin nnn nmnn T 1 500000 women who have regis tered wanted war jobs in indus try or in handling machine tools but that apparently there were sufficient applications for war tasks to take cire of the situation at the present time The advisory council group the chief executive said recommended that state laws governing work both these fires apparently ing conditions of women should be preserved and even extended in some states with inadequate statutes These laws cover such tilings ns length of the working day provision for one day off in seven adequate rest and lunch periods and safety precautions Buy war savings bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy BOAT SINKS IN 5 MINUTES 6 Men Apparently Dead When Freighter Goes Down Off East Coast LEWES Del by a single submarine torpedo a small freighter sank within five minutes off the Atlantic coast Tuesday and apparently carried six men to their deaths the fourth naval district announced Friday Thirtyseven of the crew of 43 including the master were res cued by a navy craft after driftins two hours in a lifeboat The sur vivors were landed here four suf fering minor injuries The ships 35 year old chief of ficer said the undcrscns raider attacked without warning about a m It did not surface Some of the missing were be lieved carried under by suction after leaping from the sinking ship Others were killed be low when the torpedo crashed into the starboard side I called to the men to Jump the chief officer said At first they were afraid to But when they saw we were going down they leaped just in time Four including the chief offi cer managed to launch a lifeboat and picked up other survivors from the water The navy said the ship was four hours out of an Atlantic coast port lions Allied conjecture however cen tered on the possibility thai these points were discussed 1 Lastminute decisions nn the heralded German grand of fensive tiffalust Kussia 2 Reports of smouldering re volt anil warweariness in Italy 3 A possible joint German Italian final offer of peace on axis terms to the allies T Informed British quarters de clared the purpose of the Salzburg obviously was to keep Mussolini in line Hitler must keep both ends of the axis moving in the same di rection1 these quarters said and to do this he must give Mussolini pep talk A curious sidelight oC the new axis conference was that it was no longer held at Ihc halfway point at Brenner pass where Hitler and Mussolini have met often in the past Salzburg in for mer Austria is 100 miles north of the pass The official announcement might just as well have been a carbon copy of communiques on all iheir other meetings larded with such glittering generalities close friendship and perfect accord But all this week reports from Europe have stressed mounting dissension in Italy with the popu lace inflamed by hunger disgust over the war and alarm over the rising might of the united nations One English source said that doubtless feels the need to explain his Sunday speech first it needs some explain in o he Italian people the same lime lie said there is no goncl reason to hope that Italy can be jacked out ot the war now What can Italians do with the gcstapo holding clubs over their heads Claim Nazi Casualties on Leningrad Front Since Aprii 58000 LONDON tfPt The Moscow radio said Friday that during April the German forces on the Leningrad front lost more than 58000 officers and men killed and wounded Nazis Cry Uncle in Bomb Duel Tlnilw ATiilr U LONDON Daily Mails correspondent in Geneva reported Friday that a Berlin dispatch to the Journal De Geneva passed by the German censor said bombing of English towns if the RAF will change its methods of bombing German cities The Berlin dispatch added that the present bombing duel is 7 nt pictum oomoing oucl is It is semiofficially slated here highly unpopular with the Gcr Inat Germany will call off the I man pcoplc the correspondent said An authoritative British source commenting on the Daily Mails story said we arc going after those blighters wherever they are and at every chance we get and that is final No Mention Is Made of Japs BERLIN From German Broad Hitler and Pre mier Mussolini have reached new accord on nil military and politi cal aspects of the war it was an nounced Friday in a communique liisclosinR the axis leaders had spoil Wednesday and Thursday conferring at Salzburg Germany H was their first mccthiz since their countries went In war with the United Stales last December V A Berlin communique on the conferences referred to the over whelming victories of the tripar tite powers of which Japan is the third member but did not once mention Japan Several times it mentioned the two Germany nnd two chiefs of the government and the two foreign ministers of the axis The Japanese radio reported that the Japanese military attache at Berlin Lieut Kazuyoshi Sakan ishi hod departed for Rome where he was expected to confer with Mussolini The Japanese am bassador to Berlin Lieut Gen lliroshi Oshima was reported in Munich Thursday but there was no word that he had participated in tnc conversations at nearby SakLurg Conversations between Hie two axis leaders took place in a spirit of close friendship and the indis soluble brotherhoodinarms of their nations said the announce ment issued from Salzburg The meeting resulted in a perfect accord of views on the situation created by the over whelming victories of the tri partite powers and on the fur ther conduct of the war by the two nations in both political and military spheres the com munique added Japan is the third nation in the group called here Ihe tri partite powers but if she wns represented at the conference the
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