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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME KISTOSV OES COUP NT or AND ASCHIVCS THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL XLIX MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AM UNITED ragBTOU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 22 1943 HOME EDITION NTTTTl M iv A mvnUAl JEBKUAKY 22 1943 THIS PAPEtl CONSISTS OP TWO LSECTION ONE NO 116 ROMMEL TAKES GAP SWINGS NORTH Point Values for Canned Goods Listed 5 4 j BROWN MORE THAN 50 PER CENT CUT FROM 42 MADE How Housewife Will Use Point System in Purchases Is Explained By JOSEPH W CRIGG JR United Press Staff Correspondent J WASHINGTON UR Ameri cans learned Monday that ration ing of canned foods is going to be the pocketbook as well as food habits As registration began Monday morning for w a r ration book No point ration ing Administra tor I P r e n t i s s M Brown dis closed that each American family will be entitled to less than half the amount ot canned and processed foods it consumed last year The average housewife will have to depend more henceforth on unrationed fresh fruits and vegetables the costs or which arc uncontrolled and in recent months have been skyrocketing The government is studying price con trols for those items but it will be months before they can be made effective Florida growers already the re cent cold crops andHhat higher prices for spring vege tables are inevitable in revealing the point values canned foods under the newrationing system emphasized the seriousness of the situation by See Pages 2 10 Detailed tables on can ned food point information will be found on pages 2 and 10 of this issue warning of dangerous and criti cal shortages o the new rationed foods and of great hardships to some Americans And his statement was issued before the agriculture depart ment added dry beans dry peas lentils dehydrated or dry soups to the frozen list and to the list of foods to be ra tioned March 1 Point values for those have not been deter mined canned foodstuffs on grocery store shelves at midnight Saturday They will remain frozen until Monday March 1 During that pe riod it will be impossible to buy any of more than 200 items Registration lor war ration book Ao 2 will continue nil week When the freeze ends it will be possible to buy canned foods fo the duration only under the point rationing system on ration booh uTSJloml announced by the OPA as the freeze began re vealed that housewives will have to scale down drastically their ideas on buying canned foods Since there will be complete free dom of choice among about 200 items in spending the 48 point monthly allowance for each indi vidual it is impossible to say exactly how many cans each will get each month Here is a roujrh idea how ever of what point rationing is going to mean to the average consumer One No 2 can of to matoes and one No 3 can of pineapple juice will use up the entire 18 points for the month Or one could buy one No 2 can or peas one No 2 can of corn and three No I cans of soup Soupeaters coulfl blow their points on eieht cans of soup out they would have none left over Remember that all those fig ures are for one individual Each person has B points so a family of three for instance has points to spend in a month Stocks of were frozen MOST POPULAR CANNED FOODS GENERALLY PACKED IN THESE SIZES VEGETABLES This chart prepared by the office of price administra tion shows the most widely sold canned foods with their appnmmate weights and point values of the most common civilian consumption in 1943 1011 ami uiuo iiionin uiii IBM The shortage he said is due however that the principally to heavy requirements will become ot the armed forces at home and abroad as well as to lendlease shipments 144 I u 4ilulllll Among the highest pointvalue items on the list are dried prunes and raisins A pound package oi each costs 20 points The lowest point values are set for baby foods A 4 or 5 ounce can is valued at only one point and a can of from 5i to 9 ounces at two points Brown said the point values re flect a critical shortage of canned and processed foods available for said will have 254000000 cases ot canned fruits and vege tables available for their use from March J this year to the end ot September 1944 This will mean a little more than 13000000 cases a month for civilian consumption for the next 19 months The civilian population had almost 30000 000 cases a month for their use during the 194143 year This means we will be catins less than half as much canned and processed foods as we ale the previous year Brown said OPA officials said the present point values were set on the bas is of known supplies and esti mated consumer tastes They ad mitted that the points were fixed on the assumption that not all members of the civilian popula tion Will use all their points They added that stocks are enough to enable every coupon to be honored even if the entire population uses all Us points but warned this would mejn a stiff ncrease in point values for April and subsequent months Officials warned also that any modifications of the general scheme of point values in forth coming months are likely to be in he direction of increased tough icss rather than relaxation In other words you are not likely o get more than the present ra ion of canned goods for the dura tion and you may get consider ably less There will be modifications each month of point values ac cording to supply and demand For example if there is a heavy demand for canned peas the point value will be raised in April This is merely an illus tration and does not mean that the value of peas will be The actual job of fixing points was handled by OPAs food ra tioning division under the direc tion of Harold B Rowc It was completed only Feb 15 Printin plants throughout the country then began printing the point value charts which will be posted m food stores as soon as the of ficial figures could be transmitted to them Hundreds of thousands of cop ies were distributed to postof fices in the past few days Begin ning Monday every food whole saler and retailer can obtain a copy of the official chart at any postoffice Although charls will be avail able for housewives to study dur ing the weeks freeze before point rationing actually goes into effect they need not be disturbed at its size or complex appearance of ficials said Grocers will be re quired to place a card giving the exact point value alongside each canned item on their shelves The point value cards will be as clear ly visible to the housewife as tin price cards she is accustomed to The 48 points for the first ra tioning month of be valid only during thai month Officials revealed REDS ARE NOW 34 MILES FROM DNIEPERRIVER Hitler Restores Some Generals Ousted When He Took Over Army By the Associated Press While the red army prepared to celebrate its 25th anniversary Thursday it reported continued success which swept it to within 34 miles or less of the Dnieper river Aftercapturing Pavlograd and Krasnograd major rail junctions southwest of Kharkov the Rus sians were threatening a series of outposts of the Dnieper which apparently had been selected by the Germans as their nest im portant line of defense in south ern Russia after the breaching of thenold 194142 winter line oi Orel Kursk and Kharkov A 40 mile drive take them to Poltava railway center 011 the way lo Kiev 180 miles farther on The Russians were only 34 miles from the power dam site of Dnifperopctrovsk on the Dnieper A 20 mile drive would take them to Sinelnikovcu a junction which could cut communications President Roosevelt Talk to Be Broadcast on Monday Evening WASHINGTON Roosevelt will broadcast Monday night at oclock CWT over all major networks His tall which it was under stood at the white house will last about seven minutes will be heard To Be Over KGLO President Roosevelt will broadcast Monday at 930 oclock on KGLOCBS His talk which it was understood at the white house will last about sev en minutes will be heard by democrats attending George Washington day dinners throughout the country by democrats attending George Washington day dinners through out the country The local dinner committee however said the speech will be directed to the American people as well as to the dinners Vice President Wallace Speakor Rayburn and Maj Gen Alexander A Vandcgrift who led the ma riiies on Guadalcanal also arc scheduled to speak merican be allowed tuuiu cm communications the April coupons between the Dnieper and the Don if i elsbasin and a 60 milemarch wh would put them in Zaporozhe farther south along the Dnieper they would seal oft the only railway connections with the Crimea Germans in the Caucasus were thus faced with a second prospect of entrapment even if they es caped across the Kerch straits into the Crimea The Berlin radio indicated that Adolf Hitler is restoring toJavor some of the generals whom he is reported to have ousted months ago when he took over personal direction of the German army It announced that Coll Gen Heinz Gudcrian German tank expert was one of a group endowed with special powers by the fuehr er to extricate the German army from its critical situation and would be made inspector general of German armored forces 850 Lost as 2 US Ships Sink WASHINGTON1 navy i u en able customers who alrcadv have used up all their March paints to dig into their April couponsin advance The total liUmber of points for Aprilhowever will also be only 48 officials said Highlights WASHINGTON householders are to less than half of the canned fruits and vegetables they have been in the habit of eating under a scant ration program starting next Monday The March allowance an nounced by the office of price administration Sunday ulghl provides on an average for only about three cans a person for the month This week all families must live on the canned goods they have and next week when sales are re sumed they take a new kind of ration book to the store Everyone has 43 points lo spend in March and families may pool their points It will take for example 14 points to buy a standard size can of corn or green beans 16 for peas or tomatoes 2 1 for peaches or pears 10 for grape fruit 23 for grapefruit juice 32 for large cans of tomato or pine apple juice 6 for soup 1 for baby food about 13 points a pound for frozen fruits or vegetables W Besides thnmbingr cookbooks in search of fresh vegetable re cipes this week every family must send an adult representa tive to register for the new ra tion books The blue coupons in the book are for canned goods the red ones will be used later for meat A B and C blue coupons may be spent in March The 1 2 5 or are the point values Thus two 8point or any other combination of stamps adding up to 16 will buy a can of peas Aprils ration will become us able on March 25 in conjunction with any March stamps left This oneweek overlap will prevent people from being stuck with a small number of points which can t buy anything About the only thingr cheap on the list from a rationing standpoint is canned sauer kraut but there is hardly any of that on he market There is plenty of bulk sauerkraut which is not rationed The table of point values will Je posted in all grocery stores and Ihe point values will be marked on each can or shelf in the store but housewives will want to clip copies wherever available in order to figure out their food budgets The table covers all canned or Tozen fruits or vegetables dried ruit canned soup or baby food To be added to it in a few days ivill be the point values of dried beans peas and lentils which were frozen without warning Sat irday night but which do not lave lo be declared when apply ng for the new ration books The list does not cover canned meat or fish which will be ra tioned with meat probably at the end of March HOLD CEREMONY AT VALLEY FORGE Armys New Hospilal Dedicated at Program VALLEY FORGE George Washingtons birthday was observed here Monday with a simple war time ceremony neir hescene of his encamp ment with the American during the win ter of 177778 A review of two battalions flagraising and retreat d c d i cated the armys new Valley Forge general hospi tal of conncctct COMMANDER UESCUEDOn the shoulders of u crew man tram the PBY plane that rescued him from the Conil sea Lntr Gen N F Twining was carried ashore at a south 1 acitic bise fuiiung commanding general of the 13th air Iprec and M others spent six nights and five days on two life rafts after their plane was forced down while on a combat mission GANDHI RALLIES FEOMPSIS Threat of Imminent Death Not Allayed POONA India Mohandas K Gandhi rallied from what his doctors called a crisis during the night and seemed more cheer The maze lwu story brick buildings will shelter approximately 2 000 soldierpa tients The commanding officer will be Col Henry Beewkes Gl Jamesburg N JT who served as personal physician to General Pershing in World war 1 The 100 buildings will be staffed by 100 officers1000 en listed men and units of the WAACs and military police lion said After a restless day on Feb Gandhi entered a crisis at p m He was seized with nausea ami almost fainted His pulse became nearly imperceptible Later he was able to take water with sweet umejuice He rallied1 the crisis and slept for about five and a IjaK hours during the night Today is his day of silence He appears comfortable and is more cheerful His heart is wcakl OPENS DRIVE AT ALLIES AROUND BIZERTE TUNIS German Tanks Turned Back in 2 Other Jabs in Direction of Tebcssa BULLETIN ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA Strons tank column from Mar shal liommels armored force pushed lo within four miles of the allied base ul Thiila in bat flc late Monday but an observer said the Germans were show ins signs of exhaustion and American and British forces appear tu have the situation in baud By CAUL C CRANMEK Associated Press War Editor Smashing forward with his axis tank forces apparently only slight ly diminished Marshal Erwin Kommel turned to the north against the British first army Monday and launched the most critical battle yet fought in Tunisia Hurled back nearly 10 miles in I wo thrusts toward the west bv Americans after he had captured Kasserinc near the Algerian bor der in central Tunisia and 130 miles southwest uf Tunis the vet eran German strategist threw his main forces into a direct jab at Thala 25 miles to he north of the town of Kasserinc and the gate way to the huge Kremamsa plat eau an ancient battleground where his armored forces could strike in any direction for miles As Thala is only alioul SO miles south of the Mediterranean toast the allies were involved in a battle fortheir entire foot hold in northern Tunisia ZlT British and Americans fast be coming veterans in the whirlwind of action of the past week fought said dispatches from headquarters in north and the outcome of the ciaancj nSht battle was were reported to have smashed 14 of Rommels id tanks which were hurled westward toward Tebcssa in Al geria but he was using a column of at least TO tanks and a strong iorce of infantry to the north and Northern Utah Feels Slight Earthquake SALT LAKE CITY ern Utah was jarred by a light navy 1i reported Monday that more than p Jke M c 1 morning 850 persons mostly srivi huVnlmlocution of the famed 850 persons mostly service per sonnel were dead or missing as a result of submarine torpecloings of two American passengercargo ships in the north Atlantic early this month A statement said Two mediumsized United passenger cargo vessels were torpedoed and sunk by ene my submarines within four days of each other early in February in the north Atlantic Both attacks occurred at night and both ships sank within 30 minutes Loss of life among the mer chant crewmen and passengers the latter comprising civilians and personnel of the armv navy ma rine corps and coast guard was heavy in both sinkings More than GOO from the total complement of over 900 of the first vessel and more than half of the approximately 500 persons aboard the second ship are cither known dead or missing Next of kin of the casualties have been notified HERRING DEPUTY IN OPA SETUP WASHINGTON UR Sen Clyde L Herring DIowa said Monday he expected to go to work Tuesday as deputy to Price Administrator Prenliss M Brown Herring said he understood his first assignment would be to re organize and improve operations of OPA regional state and local offices throughout the country Buy War Savings Bonds and Utah opened copper mines was reported sharply shaken but no damage was reported immediately Salt Lake City and surroundim cities and towns felt the tremors which began about a m MWT and continued for seven or eight seconds Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Colder Monday afternoon Monday night and Tuesday forenoon lowest Mon day night in Mason Cily 18 rain Monday afternoon changing to light snow Monday night winds becoming fresh to moder ately strong IOWA Colder west and north warmer southeast M o u ci a y night colder Tuesday forenoon Scattered light showers Monday night and extreme cast portion Tuesday morning changing to occasional light snow west and north late Monday night and southeast portion Tuesday fore noon Fresh to moderately strong winds MINNESOTA Light snow Monday night snow flurries Tuesday forenoon colder Monday night and Tuesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 44 Minimum Sunday night 28 At 8 a m Monday 34 YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday a Minimum Saturday night 20 At 8 a m Sunday 26 and comfortable in signed by all I Africa day of his fast against six doctors attendin ment a medical bulletin revealed Gandhi so weak that a swallo of water exhausts him apparent The Indian nationalist leaders was as unmoved as the British government by the seriousness of tile fear that he miiil his condition There ie unless he eats had not uons that his death would result iculUcs for the Bril The bulletin on Gandhis condi Mediterranean Sea Souk Ahras Ousselfia yvSOUSSE ALGERIA Gulf of Gobes s etiii Foum Tafahouine Douirar V Gardane STATUTE MILES   

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