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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             t J DEPARTMENT Or HISTORY AMD A R C H I V ll S MO IHEU I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVIII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNWED WIHES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24 CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE jiij A 4J If JL JJ AJ n TWO SECTIONS ONE NO 300 RED ARMIES STRIKE COUNTER BLOW Senate Farm Bloc Refuses Compromise COST OF LABOR PLACED IN BILL BY HOUSE VOTE Leaders Attempt to Head Off Similar Action in Senate WASHINGTON Three members of the senate farm bloc abruptly left a meeting with ad ministration leaders Thursday and Senator Thomas DOkla an nounced he and others of like views would not compromise a proposal toincrease the level ol farm parity prices in the anti inflation bill I am not in any position to accept any compromise Thom as told reporters as he walked out of the conference room sfr He said administration leaders were drafting a compromise pro posal which would direct Presi dent Roosevelt to take into ac count the cost of all farm labor in fixin ucts Thomas with prices on agriculturalprod Senator Hatch DN has presented an amendment which would include farm labor costs in the computa tion of parity President Roose velt has expressed unalterable Qpposition to such a move and his lieutenants in congress have sought to split farm blocsupport of the amendment with a com promise Other senators who attended andapparentlyirfayored the ad ministration compromise included DemocraticLeader Barkley Ken Senators Brown Wagner DN Tydings D MdO OMahoriey Taft Reed Reedand Tydines had pre pared the compromise proposal which Thomas said was revised only slightly when it was of fered at the meeting by admin istration leaders As they met the situation shaped up like this 1 An unofficial poll showed 40 ofthe 96 senators committed to support the principle of an up ward parity revision with 22 against 19 undecided eight de clining to comment and seven not reached 2 Senator Thomas coauthor of the amendment de clared that he and others of simi lar views could not accept a com promise proposed by Senators Reed RKans and Tydings D 3 An authoritative source de clining to be quoted by name said the administration was sup porting this compromise which would not disturb the present ba sis for computing parity but would direct President Roosevelt to take into account farm labor costs in modifying piice ceilings to correct gross inequities 4 This same source said that if lie parity revision were included jn any bill sent to the white bouse President Roosevelt would veto it and could be expected then to take the initiative in fixing farm prices as he threatened to do if congress did not act before Oct I 5 There was a possibility that administration forces might aban don the legislation altogether letting the president use his pres ent wartime powers as he said he would in his recent youdoitor lwill message Hailingthe house action and predicting victory for the parity amendment in the senate the leaders of four national farm organizations declared in a statement should the president veto the present legis he mnsl accept responsi bility for the future food and fibre supply Of the nation The farm leaders Albert Goss of the National Grange Edward ONeal of the American Farm Bureau Federation H E Bab cock of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and Charles W Hplman of the Nation al Cooperative Milk Producers Federation summed up their atti tude toward the compromise ef forts as follows Agriculture has made its last compromise with hunger We are solidly behind the Thomas farm labor amendment and leave to those who would defeat it the re sponsibility of feeding the na tion Thus far the whole congression al controversy over the antiin flation measure has cenlercd on the proposed change in the parity standard Based usually on 1909 14 farm prices this standard is calculated to equalize the amount they receive for what they sell British Say Inyasibn Now Being Readied LONDON British radio in a broadcast beamed to France Wednesday night urged the inhabitants of coastal areas to evacuatesaying that the offen sive of the united nations is be ing prepared During the last six months we have given a series of warnings and recommendations to the French people in the occupied zone the broadcast said These warnings all had the sameobject to prevent as far as humanly possible useless sheddin of French blood fn the course ot our military operations it was necessary and today it is more necessary than ever to envisage the possibility of landings by British and allied troops on French soil of opera tions by our navy in French ter ritorial waters and attacks by the RAF on military objectives in oc cupied France The offensive of the united na tions is beingprepared On the day which we can be assured of attaining our goal Which is noth ing less than total annihjlation ot Hitlerite Germany this offensive will be launched The broadcast said that no one will be warned in advance either of the date or point where the at tack will take place But when the moment comes to call for the cooperation of the French people as a whole we will keep our promise to let Jou know to time the broad east said i VX Meanwhile wewish to remind you ot recommendations al readyhave given you and tell you once more that fallowing our ad vice you will contribute to the success ofpresent and future op erations that form a prelude to fullscale action which so long has been awaited It told its French listeners that order to spare meantime bloodshed it would be neces sary for them to obey these in structions 1 Avoid the vicinity of build ings where German headquarters or depots are housed and avoid neighborhoods of communication centers and factories working for Germany 2 Those compelled to live or work in such areas should ask for adequate air raid shelters 3 Dont start any movement before our orders reach you Avoid any action during the pre liminary operations How Come MINNEAPOLIS Minn John Bones 51 was back in court on a drunkenness charge the 104th time Bones pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in the work house On his 103rd appearance in court several weeks ago the judge asked Bones if he were a drinkino man Hoiv can I be snapped Bones I spend too much time in the USDESTROYER DISAPPEAREDIN PACIFIC BATTLE Presume Ship Sunk by Enemy Aircraft or Submarine Action WASHINGTON navy announced Thursday that the United States destroyer Jarvis had disappeared in the southwest Pacific without leaving a trace presumably sunk by enemy sub marines or aircraft and that the auxiliary transport Little had been sunk during recent opera tions in the Solomons Possible loss of life on the wo ships was estimated at 250 men The Jarvis was enroute from the Solomons to a repair base when she vanished several weeks ago She had been dam aged during enemy air attacks of Guadalcanal in ihe Solomons Approximately half of the per sonnel of the U S S Little was saved when she went down Navy communique number 131 said South 1 The U S S Jarvis de which was damaged as a result of enemy air attacks off Guadalcanal must be pre sumed lost at sea enroute from Tulagi to a southern repair base The Jarvis has been overdue for several weeks and intensive search by ships and aircraft has locate her oi reveal any trace or her personnel It is presumed that she was sunk by enemy submarines or air craft 2 The U S S Little small auxiliary transport has been sunk by the enemy in recent operations in the Solomon islands area Ap proximately half of the personnel of the Little were saved 3 The next of kin of hose lost have been notified Charles V McCarthy Killed in Highway Automobile Crash CHARLES v MCCARTHY CORN ESCAPES FROST DAMAGE Olson Says Condition of Soybean Crops Still Problematical The killing frost morning when Thursday temperatures dropped to 29 degrees at Mason City was not too serious for corn according to County Agent Mar ion E Olson but the damage to soybeans although still problem atical undoubtedly was worse At least 80 per cent of the corn already was drying up and safe from frost Mr Olson and Fred Cahalan county AAA chairman agreed and the remaining 20 per cent probably was not hurt too much A second freeze Thursday night however would increase the damage to both com and beans Mr Olson said Soybeans arc not Buy War Savings Bonds and SUmns from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued coltl Thursday night with heavy frost and temperatures 25 n low open country to 28 on high lands and in town diminishing winds not so cold by Friday noon IOWA Cold Thursday and Thurs day night heavy frostand freezing temperatures Thursday night diminishing winds Thurs day IN MASON CITY Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday At 8 a m Thursday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 54 23 02 79 60 far ad vanced as the corn the county agent explained perhaps as much as 00 per cent being injured to some extent Where the beans are fully developed in the pods the damage would not be serious but it will be severe in those fields where the beans still arc green It is likely that the plants were all killed and the beans will not have a chance to fill out he believed Garden crops have practically all been harvested the agent said so the frost would not affect them V The rain turned to sleet for a Period between 6 and 7 oclock Wednesday evening Another wave of sleet fell between 8 and Q catching gardeners who were try ing to salvage the last of their crops of tomatoes and other vege tables as well as putting flowers under cover from the cold wine The killing frost was a few cluys earlier than usual this year hav ing come on Sept 29 last year Sept 25 in 1940 and Sept 26 in Car Plunges Down Embankment After Missing Turn on Road Charles V McCarthy manager of the Mason City store of Mont gomery Ward and company was killed shortly after midnight Thursday when the car in which he was riding missed a sharp turn in the highway north of Waseca Minn and plunged down an em bankment McCarthy and R S Glenn manager of the Albert Lea store were returning home from i dis trict meeting of Montgomery Ward store managers at Man kato McCarthy was driving his own car until the two reached Waseca where he turned the wheel over to Glenn according to Sheriff Happy Lowe Waseca who investigated In Waseca Glenn turned north highway 13 instead of south toward Albert Lea Nine miles notIll of Waseca he missed a right anglcci turn the car crashed through the guard rail somer saulted three times and was crushed against a pile of rocks Glenn was thrown free of the wreckage but McCarthy was pinned inside and Dr 0 J Swen sou of Waseca said that his neck was broken Glenn wandered to the nearby farm home of Omcr Duhl who called Sheriff Lowe Glenn was not seriously hurt Mrs McCarthy arrived at Wa secii early Thursday morning and claimed to take the body to the home of Mr McCarthys mother at Minneapolis Before coming to Mason City in November 1938J McCarthy was manager of the Austin Minn store of Montgomery Ward and com pany Previously he had been in Joiva stores at Des Moines Ames Marshalltown and Cedar Rapids A Lions club farewell party for Joe Cook leaving for the navy was scheduled for next Wednesday evening with McCarthy as chair man of the arrangements It was announced Thursday that a me jmonal service for McCarthy vould be held instead with the Rev R C Helfcnstein in charge McCarthy was a member of the board of directors and executive Drive in Southern Russia AXIS GAINS JUNE 25 JULY ID ES5JULY23 JULY AUG IO 23 Extent of the drives in southern Russia since June of this year is detailed by differently shaded areas wit dates earmarking various stages of the campaign Dates are intentionally spaced unevenly to show maxi mum changes during different periods Changes on the entire southern front in recent weeks have been relatively slight with the Germans concentrating most of their forces on the siege of Stalingrad now in its fifth week Allied Planes Blast at Japs on New Guinea of the Chamber and chairman of of the committee Commerce vl Chamber of Commerce retail di vision He also was a division head of the forthcoming Community Chest drive Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced 23 MISSING IN TRAIN COLLISION At Least Four Said to Be Dead as Result of Crash in Maryland Japs Captured in Solomons passenger trains and n freight of the Baltimore 1icl Ohio railroad crashed in a roaring rending wreck near here Thursday and reports from the scene indicated at least four and possibly 23 per sons were killed The number of injured could not be determined immediately but witnesses said wreckage was strewn over a wide area that fire broke out in some of the cars im mediately afterward and there was much confusion Eighteen of 21 persons were unaccounted for1 in a rear Pull man of the Washingtonbound Cleveland night express into which the Diesel engine of the B and Os crack Ambassador trnin ploughed about a m The Pullman thus shunted from the track spilled into the side of a fast freight bound from Wash ington to Cumberland Md and was struck again Passenger and freight cars and the big Diesel locomotive of the ambassador which overturned were left smashed in the wreck Baltimore and Ohio officials said many of the 18 persons missing in the rear Pullman of the Cleve land Express may be dead or in jured Seventeen persons in the Consumption of Meatto Be Restricted By niLUAJlf NEEDHAM WASHINGTON ofAgriculture Wickard an nounced Thursday that beginning Oct 1 civilian meat consump tion during the last three months of this year would be restricted to approximately 70 per cent of the amount delivered by packers for civilian use during the last quar ter of 1341 Simultaneously Wickurd re iterated that citizens voluntar ily should limit themselves to 2Kpounds of meat a week per person to permit a fair shar ing of available supplies As chairman of the war pro duction boards food requirements committee Wickard disclosed that to assure sufficient meat for army navy and lendlease needs the committee had ordered de liveries for civilian use curtailed on this basis Beef and veal 80 per cent ot deliveries during flic last quar ter of 1341 lamb and mutton 05 per cent pork 75 per cent The allowance proposed the secretary declared was entirely adequate for good nutrition ns the pound limit observed was It is necessary Ihnt individ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Australian jungle fighters were reported holding firmly Thursday amid a renewal of fighting in the New Guinea mountains 32 miles from Port Moresby while allied warplanes strafed Japanese troops and blasted enemy supply bases Gen Douglas MacArthurs head quarters said casualties were suf fered on both sides in clashes on the southern slope ot the Owen Stanley range but there was no indication ol any further Japanese advance Continuous aerial strafing ot the enemy communication lines was reportedly greatly hindering the Japanese in the already difficult task of kecking their forward troops supplied A united nations communique said allied fighters made three sweeps over the key Japanese base at Buna New Guinea raking enemy barges with cannon and machine gun fire and blasting supply dumps Earlier allied bombers dropped oneton bombs on the Buna airdrome in a night assault setting big fires In the China campaign a Chi nese army spokesman reported a lull in fighting along the entire front broken only by minor skir mishes The spokesman withheld com ment on reports that Generalis simo Chiang KaiShek was gath ering strength for a Chinese coun teroffensive in the spring In London the British an nounced officially that the French garrison at Tananarive Madagas car capital surrendered uncon ditionally Wednesday and British troops occupied the capital just a CLAIM BIGGEST SUCCESS SINCE SIEGE STARTED Germans Fail to Drive Single New Breach in Russian Lines in City By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor Bolstered by shellfire from Volga river gunboats Marshal Scmcon Timoshenkos reel armies were reported to have driven the Germans from i scries of fortified points in Stalingrad Thursday rolled up i fourday toll of more than 13000 nazis killed rmd struck a sharp counter blow northwest of the Volga metropolis Adolf Hitlers field headquarters again stressed the fury ot the bat tle declaring in a terse noncom mittal bulletin Street fightine in Stalingrad Is continuing with undiminishcd bitterness Significantly the nazi commu nique made no claim of fresh giins in the bloody houseto iiousc fighting despite the re ported arrival of strong German reinforcements The nazi command further noted strong soviet counterattacks north of the city a which 34 red army tanks were reported de stroyed Soviet headquarters reporting perhaps the biggest successes of the entire 31dnyold siege indi cated that the Germans had failed to drive a single new breach into Russian lines within the embat tled city German reverses also were reported on four other sectors of the farHuns front At Sln yavino southeast of Leningrad at Voronezh 380 miles north of Stalingrad below Novorossink on the Black sea coast and in the Moidok sector of the cen tral Caucasus At midday ret army head quarters announced of Stalingrad sov iet troops have inflicted a coun terblow on the Germans One unit by a vigorous attack dislodged the Germans from a populated place The Germans left 250 dead on the field In another sector several ene my attacks were repulsed and about 700 Germans killed A Vichy French radio broad cast said Hie Russians in a dramatic resurgence of striking power had recaptured a number of streets in the northwest sub urbs of Stalingrad The broadcast quoting Berlin advices said the Russians had launched a drive in fairly con siderable force in that sector In the Stalingrad area our troops repulsed several enemy at tacks the soviet command said arc suffering and are hurriedly reinforcements by uals hold Ihcjr consumption at this figure whether they cat at home or I fortnight after their landing on the west coast in a move to elimi nate the lOODmilclong island as an axis base car just ahead of it were ac 27500000000 pounds against counted for and the injured among them were hospitalized Witnesses said only one car of the two passenger trains remained on the track Long lengths of pipe hauled by the freight were tossed over a lengthy area much of it smashed like match sticks Dickcrson is about 35 miles northwest of Washington A hospital train with doctors and nurses sped to Dickcrson from Washington in public eating places Wickard said Public eating places in some sections may prefer some such de vice as a meatless day We plan to consult with the trade groups of people manag ing public eating places and help them work out methods of en abling their patrons to stay within the sharing limits Individual households may use any method the family prefers in effecting the limitation he ex plained However if there ore invalids aged persons young chil dren or vegetarians in the home none of whom would normally consume pounds of meat a housewife should re duce her purchases accordingtj Wickard declared As evidence of the increasing army navy and lendlease needs Wickard said estimated require ments have climbed 500000000 pounds since the 6000000000 pound forecast made by the corn mi1 tee three weeks ago The total demand for meat is supply of 24000000000 he added 1OWAN LED RAID CAIRO Harry A Hal verson commander of United States bombers in the middle cast and a native of Boonc Iowa per sonally led the raid by American heavy bombers on the Rumanian oil fields last June 12 it was dis closed Wednesday Haivcrson was awarded the silver star for gal lantry in action BRITISH PLANES RAID FLENSBURG LONDON heavy bombing planes resuming their The Germans heavy losses bringing up plane7 Volga river gunboats laid dovn a flaming barrage on German shock troops within the battcreU city supporting red army artil lerymen machinegunners nnd riflemen in mowing down the in vaders by the thousand Dispatches to Red Star said the Germans sent 200 tanks rumbliiiR through the debris littered streets as a shield for a single attack but declared that soviet defenders beat off the thrust f The paper said the battle was now raging with unprecedented savagery with the Russians dog gedly clinging to their defenses in barricaded streets and smok ing ruins under shot shell and bomb Germans w a r p 1 a n e s were pounding the city and Volga river traffic in continuous raids Red Star said A barge withdraw ing refugees was reported smashed In the streets nazi troops seized a large building after violent fighting the red army newspaper added Soviet patrols rushed its offensive after a spell of bat weather raided northern and northwestern Germany during Wednesday night and rained many tons of bombs on the important submarine yards at Flensburg near the Danish border Announcement by the air min istry that 10 bombers were miss ing indicated a raiding force of approaches overpowered guards quar some 200 planes Coastal command planes at tacked a German convoy off the Netherlands coast and hit lllrce medium sized ships the air min istry said Germany admitting what it called nuisance raids by British bombers confessed damage to buildings and residential tors Two German bombers dropped bombs on cast coast towns of Eng land and caused damage and casu alties at one town with incendiary bombs A third German plane the only other one reported over the Brit ish Isles was shot down before it reached the coast Tiiis was the first enemy ac tivity over Britain in three nights and blew up the structure while Germans were inside ARRESTED ON SWINDLE LOS ANGELES Oxrnan 3D was released on So000 bond following his arrest at Malibu Beach Wednesday for Cedar Rapids Iowa authorities on federalcharges of participating in a national whisky warehouse swindle IOWANS BACK BILL WASHINGTON V Iowa bouse members voted unanimously for the farm price parity amend ment and the antiinflation bill on final passage Wednesday   

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