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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             OES NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Of AMD ARCHIVES KOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PBESS UNITED PRESS SITU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 5 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 126 PUSH NAZIS BACK IN NORTH TUNISIA Son of F R Asks Critic to Lay Off9 ELLIOTT CITES LAMBERTSONS STAB IN BACK Answers Attacks on Brothers War Records in Letter to Congress WASHINGTON Col Elliott Roosevelt answering an attack on the war record of his brothers asked FridayMhat then critic lay off and declared that For Gods sake let us fight with out being stabbed in the back lor the sake of politics In a letter to Representa tive Lanham the presidents son wrote I dont care whether a man is a re publican or a democrat Lets get together and get this damn war won Im tired and I want to go home and live in peace on my ranch with my family The sooner the better too Lanham made the letter public on the house floor Friday as he assailed criticism directed by Representative Lambertson R Kans earlier this week in the house Lambertson said that Franklin Jr and his duPont wife were do ing the night clubs of New York Lambertson has repeatedly crit Jcized the military record of the four Roosevelt sons and charged that the president caused at least two of them to be withdrawn from actionlor sake The text ofElliott Roosevelts letter North Africa Jan 22 1943 Dear Fritz f am writing you this note be cause first of all you are my con gressman and secondly you have known me for a long time and can speak for me as a citizen the state of Texas I have just had an opportunity of seeing my father over here and lie gave me the first American newspapers I have seen since 1 left the states last September In the papers I read some thing which deeply disturbs me A fellow congressman of yours has undertaken to criticize some of my brothers and their war re cords by stating that two of them were pulled out of combat zones so that they would not be exposed to danger Inasmuch as I know the con gressman could not be referring to me because I am here with the troops in North Africa and be cause I know that my brother Franklin has been on a destroyer in the north Atlantic and still is there can be only two brothers to whom the gentleman in question my brothers James and I happen io know that James has insisted on carrying on on active duty even though he s not physically up to the strain of com bat He could easily sit back and not be exposed to actual combat because if he were anybody elses son he would be exempted from such duty He is a hell of a fine officer and has plenty of guts Ask any man who has served with that is the test John my youngest brother is in the naval supply corps Hes been fighting like hellTever since he got in to go on foreign service and I know that my father or anv one else isnt going to stop him before this showis over x The fact that my brother James has won the navy cross for gallantry in action speaks for it self V Such criticism aimed at men who are fighting for their coun try strikes me as sort of unfair They canl answer back We feel we are fifthting for all America We are not in politics In the forces there is a unity of pur continuation of Amer ican freedom and American ideals V Please explain this fact to your colleague and try to explain to him that we as soldiers dont care whither or how much be disagrees with the president but for Gods sake let us fight with out being stabbed in the back for the sake of politics If I ever get home and am out of the army Ill be glad to stand up for my own honor but in refers John Hoover to Address Cornbelt Parley of Governors April 1 Confab to Discuss Manpower Machinery Food Output Problems ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT Brothers WILLIAM LAMBERTSON F R Sons home and live in peace on my ranch with my family The sooner the better too If the congressman questions my service you might tell him that I have spent over twothirds of my service in the past two years on foreign duty Ive been in every lousy spot the air corps can think of to send its men Its not much fun I can tell you especially the butterflies that fly around in your stomach when the German gets the range and lets loose everything hes got at your plane Thank you sir for passing on these personal sentiments to your honored colleague in the house Sincerely your friend Elliott Roosevelt Lt Col Air Corps i coding IIIC letter there was applause from both the democratic and repub L hcan sides of th tw unprecedented aisle After the tiion niim LEI Texan had described Lamfaertson attack as improper and unfair of the aisle Elliott Koosevelt declared Lanham is fighting the enemy not members of congress Surely it is the duty of all members of congress to help such boys fiffht the enemy and not be directing attacks against the hoys them selves Jf If 3f Lanham said he had sought out the records of the presidents four sons and because of Lambertsons utterances had decided to pre sent them to the house for the record in order that we may gel oti about winning this war and stoo attacking one another All four Roosevelt sons are in service Elliott is commander of an air force photographic unit in North Africa James a marine lieutenantcolonel participated in he raid on Japaneseheld Makin island last year and recently has been in Hawaii where he was re cuperating from a recurrent stom ach ailment Franklin Jr a navy lieutenant has been on sea dutv in the Atlantic much of the time DES MOINES B B Hickenlooper announced Friday that Former President Herbert Hoover will address a conference of cornbelt state governors here March 15 The conference has been called to discuss manpower ma chinery and food production prob lems in relation to the nations war effort The former president will speak on the subject of food production and distribution the governor said Hoover was invited Hicken looper added because he is a expert The Iowa chief ex ecutive called attention to the fact that the former president was in charge of Belgian relief prior to United States entrance into the last war and was key figure in this na tions food situation during ihe war The Iowa governor also said he had received responses to in vitations extended to Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard Manpower Commissioner Paul V McNutt and WFB Chairman Donald M Nelson They have promised Io cither come them selves or send representatives Hickenlooper said Governors of 11 midwcstern states have been invited to attend In his original invitations Gover nor Hickenlooper said the confer ence was called because of the increasingevidence that the pro blems of manpower macKinefy and production here are not be ing met at all Because we are in the heart of this great production area of the corn belt we have an apprecia tion of the problem his statement added The problems of labor and machinery shortages on our farms must be solved efficiently prac tically and immediately it we are to avoid a serious drop in pro duction These problems of national responsibility have not yet been solved by any practical program but such a program must be found at once if the conse quences of serious food short ages are to be avoided and if we are to be able to produce the all important supplies of food for our armies and our people as well as those of our allies HERBERT HOOVER RELENTLESSLY BOMB NAZIS LONDON relentless allied bombardment of Europe continued Friday For the ninth successive night the royal air force battered Ger many itself following up another hardhitting American flying As Lanham finished readme the forrcis daylight attack on ob etter them wa Jectives at Hamm and Rotterdam A possible indication that the air offensive is really beginning to hurt was seen in a Stockholm report quoting a attack as improper and unfair report quoting a Rep Baldwin RN Y arose to naZ1 as hinting at re declare that Lanham was voicin SP s CW tbe sentiment of those on this side K gas Repeated RAF reports of laying mines along the nazi coast were regarded as important in view of the German dependence on coastal shipping for supplying many points in western Europe because of the gradual deterioration of the rail transport system Weather Report FORECAST MASON Friday afternoon Continued cold Fri day night Slowly risiing tem perature Saturday forenoon Lowest temperatures Friday niffht Mason City 0 IOWA Light to moderate snow Friday night and Saturday fore noon beginning southwest and south portions Friday after noon Not much change Friday night Friday and Saturday forenoon uu etiuuil light snow extreme southwest portion and south portion IN MASON CITY iyuL ui etie tfit mucii ot the timr i v cumuli aaici an meantime see if he wont lay off John a lieutenant J G is navvi ette statistics other for all chains and independ until such timp a a I i Maximum n ent stores with sales of more than Maximums per pound in the latter stores range from one until such time as a fair fight can supply officer last reported in be mode of it California I don t care whether a man is republican Buy War Saving Bonds and tired and I want to gocarrier boy Maximum Thursday 33 Minimum Thursday night 1 At 8 a in Friday i YEAR AGO Maximum 3 Minimum 28 SPECIFIC TOP SET ON PORK Will Be Applied to Other Meats Soon By KARL R BAUMAN WASHINGTON Uni form price ceilings will be applied soon to all retail sales of beef veal lamb and mutton and eventually to hundreds of other common locd Announcing specific ceilings for retail sales of pork Price Administrator P r e n t i s s SI Brown said similar centsper pound maximums would be is sued within a few weeks for other meals probably in time for the start of meat ration ing about April 1 Describing the pork ceilings as a heavy blow at black markets Brown said they will enable the housewife to know exactly what she should and divide avail able meat supplies more equitably among stores and communities Success of the campaign to stamp out black markets will be a factor in the size of the meat allowance when rationing begins next month informed officials in dicated disclosing that the pros pective ration of HI pounds a person a week may be increased later in the year They explained that slaughter ing seasonally declines at the time of year when rationing will start but that the subsequent in crease may raise the ration enough to average about two pounds a week for the year Agriculture Secretary Wickard is expected to announce a rigid licensing system to control the buying selling and slaughtering of livestock in a nationwide radio talk at p in central war time Friday night over and at the same time to urge consumers to help fight the black markets Charles M Elkinton an OPA price executive predicted the ceilings would result in sub stantial reduction in prices for live hogs which Thursday rose to a hundred pounds on the Chicago livestock market for the first time since October 1920 Elkinton expressed belief that black market operations had con tributed to recent advances be cause he said packers had found it necessary to run up prices in order to obtain supplies in com petition with overceiling dealers RAISED FOR RED CROSS DRIVE in Additional Donations Pushes Total Over Half Way Mark Incomplete reports from a number of divisions brought the total raised in the Cerro Gordo county Red Cross war fund cam paign Friday to S2171204 Friday The 5210000 In new money pushed the total past the half way mark in the campaign for Die 000 which is Cerro Gordo coun tys quota in the ap peal of the American Red Cross This additional money came from rural townships business railroad industrial and residen tial canvasses Women arc expected to com plete the residential canvass in Mason City Friday clearing the way for a complete report 011 this division of the countywide campaign Carrying the story of the Red Cross to every person in the county that can possibly be reached close to 1000 workers are pointing out that the organ ization now faces the largest task Your Gift Win Moke This a Cross Frank D Throop Publisher of Lincoln Nebr Star Dies Vice President of Lee Syndicate Began Career as Reporter I 40000 The fourth report in the Cerro Gordo county Red Cross war fund campaign for a total of S2171204 filled out two arms and started on the third in the Red Cross insignia shown above It will take the quota for the campaign in the county to fill out all four arms of the cross in a brilliant history of achieve ment in providing assistance for men on farflung fronts as well as in camps of continental America while at the same time making certain that his family at home is not suffering Among the donations recorded Friday was a 515 check from So phus Carstens This money was given Mr Carstens by friends at a recent birthday party 1 I feel the best use I can make of that money is lu give it to the Red Cross he said British Warship Losses for War Total 416 LONDON has lost 416 warships during the war Lord Bruntisfield parliamentary secre tary to the admiralty told the house of lords in reply to a ques tion A V Alexander first lord of the admiralty said however that the royal navy is much stronger than a year ago Most of Iowa Is Placed in Zone 4A in Pork Ceilings of purpose of establishing universal dollarsandcents ceiling prices on all retail sales of fresh and pro cessed pork beginning April 1 Dubuque Jackson Clinton Scott Muscalinc Louisa Des Moines and Lee counties in Iowa jiivuiu aim couniies in lowa MINNESOTA C o nl in u ed cold arc zonc 5 are the Illinois Fririav anH vnlnirlivr rnrannnn counties whfrTi Hi counties which border on the Mis The OPA set two ceilings one for independent stores with less than annual sales and an to three cents lower Than in former the Maximum prices per pound in i zonc A under the two ceilings Sliced bacon dcrinrd grade A 46 and 45 smoked skinned smoked ham center slices 39 and 57 skinned smoked whole ham 40 and 33 center cut pork chops fresh or frozen pork loins 41 and 39 and salt pork dry salt bellies fresh cured or frozen 24 and 22 Maximum prices per pound in zone 5 under the two ceilings for five typical pork products are Sliced bacon derined smoked grade A 46 and 45 skinned smoked ham center slices 60 and 57 skinned smoked whole ham 40 and 38 center cut pork chops fresh or fro7cn pork loins 41 and 40 and salt pork dry salt bel lies fresh cured or frozen 24 and 23 LINCOLN recurrent heart ailment which had kept him from his desk for most ot a ear and a half proved fatnt Thurs day afternoon to nk Dwishl Throop G4 publisher of the Lin coln Star Throop also was vice president and director of the Lee Syndicate which operates newspapers in Iowa Nebraska Missouri Wis consin and Illinois and president of the Central States Broadcasting company Omaha and KFOR Broadcasting company and the Cornbelt Broadcasting company both of Lincoln Funeral services will be held at 4 p in Saturday at St Matthews Episcopal church in Lincoln Officiating ministers will be the Rev James G Plankey and the Rev L W Mc iWillili Burial will be hi Wyuhx cemetery alongside M r s Throop Active pallbearers will be Wal ter White lames E Lawrence Larry Becker C J MacAhan O E Jerncr and H F Jicrminshaus All were associated with Throop on the staff of the Star Honorary pallbearers will be E P Adler Davenport lowa Lee P Loomis Mason City Iowa Don Anderson Madison Wis Philip D Adler Kewanec 111 lolm Huston Ottumwa Iowa Don Searle Omaha Lee Turnbull Davenport lowa William Bur gess LaCrosse Wis E L Sparks Hannibal Mo C Lloyd Blinker Muscatine Iowa W T Evjvie Madison Wis and Dick West over T B Strain James McEach in Joe W Seacrest Fred Sencrest George Turner Lester Buckley John Agee William Aitken C C HeIlraersiJJoUn Grainger C B Towle Paul Holm and George Holmes all or Lincoln The tall whitehaired publisher who took a personal interest in all the Stars employes was a director of the Democrat Publishing com pany Davenport treasurer and director of the Times company Davenport and vice president and director of the following proper ties Wisconsin State Journal com pany Madison Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette company La Crosse Wis Tribune company Star Courier company Kewanec 111 Courier Post Publishing com pany Hannibal Mo Journal Printing company Muscatine and Courier Printing company Ottum wa V A native of Iowa Mr Throop came to Lincoln in 1930 after an extended period as publisher of the Davenport Democrat and before that the Muscatine Jour nal In his dozen years here he became one of Lincolns best known and most respected busi ness leaders Mr Throop was born in Mount Pleasant Iowa Sept23 187B the son of George Eugene and Ida Gimble Throop and was educated in that community After his grad uation from the elementary and high schools he enrolled in Iowa Weslcyan college where he was graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 189SI While at college he affiliated with Phi Delta Tbeta fraternity In 1326 he was elected a trustee of his alma mater and in 1938 the col lege conferred on him an honorary degree of doctor of letters During his college years he first demonstrated his talents in news paper work and while becoming one of the leaders in campus activ ities he gained the office of ad vertising manager of the school paper during his junior year He represented Iowa Weslcyan in in tercollegiate debate with Illinois Weslcyan in his senior year Shortly after his graduation from be came a reporter for the Musca tinc Journal and he moved progressively through positions of increasing responsibility that newspaper where he served as city editor managing editor and as publisher from 1907 to 1915 He married while in Muscatine his wedding to Miss Mabel Levc rich of that city taking place June 21 1905 In 1915 they came to Davenport when he became publisher on Oct 15 of the Democrat and during the 15 years before he went to Lin coln he gained a position of prom inence in business and civic life of the community as well as wide recognition in the newspaper field He was a leader in affairs of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce and of the Rotary club in which he served as president and he was outstanding in efforts to promote the business life of the community and in the financing of charitable enterprises and institutions U was during his management of the Democrat thai it expanded V FRANK D THKOOP into its present building at 411 Brady street constructed in 1924 at a cost of approximately 000 after the old property on Main street on part of the site oC the Davenport bank building became inadequate He became a member of the American Newspaper Publishers association the Inland Oaily Press association anil the Na tional Editorial association and he was elected in 1928 as presi dent of the Iowa Daily Press association It was during the year before his enure in tins of fice that lie was given the chair manship of the committee in cliarce of a project for national advertising in Iowa When Mr Throop went to Lin coln in June of 1930 he initiated the same interest in public affairs in that community which had made him prominent in Davenporl life and earlier than that in Mus catine After he had been in Lincoh only about three and a half vear1 Jan 10 was elected as president of the Chamber of Commerce of that city high testi mony to the esteem which he hue attained in this adopted commu A democrat by political prefer ence he retained membership it many organizations when he went to Lincoln including the Elks club and Rotary club and he became member of the Country club there as well as the Commercial anc University clubs He was of Epis copalian faith Mrs Throop preceded her hus band in death last year Two daughters Mrs O V Calhoun and Mrs W P McDonald both living in Lincoln and six grandchildren survive The husband of Mrs Cal houn one of Nebraskas best known doctors is a lieutenant commander in the navy HAS 110TII BIRTIIDAV COXSACKIE N Y Anna Searlcs Wheeler who still reads the papers and whose fav orite recreation is crossword puzzles observed her JlOth birth day here Friday BITTER BATTLE IS FOUGHT ON TOWN STREETS Churchill Tanks Lead British Attack on Axis Motor Column By HAROLD V BOYLE ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA A Allied oombcrs sank four axis vessels from a sixship convoy Thursday jiul shot up German and Italian motor transport in an aerial ac companiment to ground fighting during which lankled first army forces repulsed a determined at tack at Scdjananc Col Gcu Jurecu von Arnims infantry anil armored units coveting Sedjununc as a junc tion on tlie MatcurTabarkx road drove into the streets at the town uiil were torced back after bitter hand to hand fishl ill which observers said they suffered severe losses Fortyton Churehills pouring out sixpound shells at the rate ot 25 a minute spearheaded the Brit ish tank attack Several armored cars ere knocked out and heavy losses wore inflicted on he German in fantry a competent military source said The fierce action in the north was acompanied by an intensifica tion of activity by Field Marshal Rommels forces in their Mareth line positions on the southern front and a corresponding increase in allied patrol work The communique issued by allied headquarters said allied forces continued to consolidate their recent sains in the central sector where Rommels fortes arc virtually back to the starl ing point of their illfated Feb ruary drive Allied reconnaissance patrols es tablished contact with axis troops entrenched along high ground in some strength on a line running north and south of Faid pass dis patches said Some GO miles north French riflemen drove off German pa trols in the mountainous area six miles northwest of Ousseltia A military source said one British battalion of Ihe American supported first army was cut oft in the early stages of the Scd jcnane fighting but a fair num ber fought their way back to onr lines The fighting has been both heavy and violent he said The enemy has paid a big price for small gains without attaining the true objective In the last few I days we have collected many hundreds of Despite increased fijrhtinjr on ihc outskirts of MedjczEBab that town sr miles southeast of Sciljenunc and an eiiual dis NEAR PAID troops entered Sidi Bouzid I itiT t a Urcc milcs wcst of FaW Pass allied headquarters n North Africa announced In the noith German infantry and tanks launched a pincers at tack arrows on Bcja but the British first army later cavalry Nefta a prcsacd wcst towavd   

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