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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCH DES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 31 194 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPER CONSISTS O FOUH SECTIONS SECTION ONE iIA civ a 13 in UP MJULl utUilUiS 1 ONE NO 148 ALLIES GAIN ON ALL TUNISIA FRONTS Legislature Votes to Purchase Mclntosh Woods MOVE PROVIDES 60 ACRE TRACT AS STATE PARK Association for Preservation of Lake Proposal Accepted The Association for the Preser vation of Clear Lake announced that the Iowa legislature Wednes day made available for the purchase of a CO acre tract on the north shore of Clear Lake known as the Mclntosh woods for use as a state park The 530000 was included in the state appropriations bill con curred in byboth houses Wed nesday and signed by the governor at noon The appropriation was made for the slate conservation com mission which will proceed to complete the purchase ot the tract on which the Association for Ihe Preservation of Clear Lake procured an option last spring The option which binds he Mclntosh lamily to sell the tract for 530000 was assigned to the conservation commission and pre sented to the legislature with a request that the state appropriate the sum The purchase of this park is regarded by members of the Asso ciation for the Preservation of Clear Lake as the outstanding event in the lakes history for many years Procurement of the propertyisone of a live point by the association for the betterment of Clear Lake The first one was the acquisition of 800 acres ot marsh land near Ventura for a game pre serve and shooting area Purchase of tne 60 acres for a state park the association main tains will relieve the congestion in the present Clear Lake state park of 27 acres ot which attend ance is more than 20 times the average lor all the parks in the state on a per ncre basis officers of the associalion point out Actual procurement of the op tion was made by the acquisition committee of the association made vip of Charles E Strickland Har vey J Bryant and C A Kmilson The negotiation for the option took a full year and four trips to Chicago Dr H C Krucger vice presi dent of Ihe association and act ing president in the absence of E H Wagner president stated that the Mclntosh woods is the last available pieceof property on the lakeshore suitable for a state park The property is on a point of land extending south ward into the lake about a mile east of Ventura The land is a rolling wooded tract and a natural park The ground is comparatively high a bank sloping abruptlv down to the shoreline of the lake and trees growing cloc lo the shore It has for many years been a favorite picnic place for private parlies The properly at one time was appraised by the state with the intention of procuring it for a state park but negotiations for its purchase fell through because of disagreement over price The land at that time was appraised by the state at twice more than the amount called for in the present option but Ihe Mclntosh family was unwilling to sell at that time even for the appraisal price Our effort in this behalf is mo tivated by the desire to preserve the natural resources of he state and to make this lake more ac cessible to the people ot Iowa said Dr Krueger The effort to obtain this park was an attempt to get a tract of land large enough to accommodate the thousands of people who come to Clear Lake for a day at a lime to picnic It is for the great ma jority of Clear Lake visitors who do not have heir own private property there but still would like to enjoy its beauty and vaca tion advantages Dr Krueger praised the legisla tors from northern Iowa for their work in behalf of this C A Knutson member of the procurement committee stated This is the biggest thing that has ever been done in the north ern part of the state It gives North Iowa one of the most beau tiful parks in the state It is the culmination of dreams weve had for many years past In my opin Run Over by Train at Charles City CHARLES CITY identified by a gasoline ration card and other papers as William B Buirge an ODT examiner of Mason City was killed when he leaped in front of a Milwaukee passenger train at Wednes day afternoon at tha outskirts of the city according to Floyd county Coroner Carl Ilauser A witness H M Shipman of the Milwaukee railroad or Mason City told Mr Ilauser that he saw the nan jump in front of the train Mr Shipman was in bis car on the way to Mason City when he witnesscc the acci ml according to the coroner William Burton Buirge an ac countant in tha office of tinODT at Mason City left bore shortly before no Wednesday to trans act business in Charles City ac corcliiiK to the local office He was years of age and lonK a resident of Mason City although having been with the ODT only luce last October His wife and small child reside at 214 Hampshire avenue north east and parents Mr and Mrs W C Buirge at 527 Fifth street southeast WALLACE WINS CHEERS IN CHILE Industrial Tour Made by Vice President SANTIAGO Chile A Wallace vice president of the United States returned to San tiago Wednesday after the most forceful speech of his tour of Chilean industrial areas in which jl I Q slightest economic or military im Wallace dedicated a new street here named Franklin D Roosevelt avenue and then visited the naval base at Talcahuano and the tex tile mills at Chiuayantc Police said the largest crowds ever to turn out for a visitor greeted the American vice president enroule After visiting a farm at La Rosa Wednesday Wallace was sched ulde to attend a dinner given by United States Ambassador Claude G Bowers and attended by Presi dent Juan Antonio Rios and his cabinet people When men will learn to or ganize their own industries with their own hands Wallace speaking in Spanish cheered lustily as his train stopped ai the Schwager coal mines on Ihe shorl trip from Lola to Conccpcion International monopolies he said will be controlled and they will not be allowed to serve the greed of anybody Only thus will it be possible for inventions to be useful lo all men and not to just So Low on jap Ship That Wing Hits Mast W ASH fNGTOiV fighter planes attacking at such low altitude that one craft lost a threefoot section of its win against a mast strafed and set afire a Japanese destroyer in the northwestern Solomon islands on Monday the navy reported The damaged plane and all others in the operation returned safelv They were credited with setting afire five to seven Japanese planes in addition to the damage inflicted on the destroyer Sailboat Upsets 3 a few of them Indicating the United Stales desire to help Latin American countries progress industrially with independence Wallace said I i Iowa Youths Rescued In this ccnltiry there will be no RUfir liVrTnw nation which will enjoy the di bujLlfcGTON vine power lo exploit other na tions Older and stronger nations v JiUtltJtffl will have the privilege to help the younger ones lo begin their in dustrialization but without the ion the officers and legislators who acted on this will always be proud of the decision they made Hugh H Shepard chairman of the membership committee of the association was likewise enthu siastic This is another milestone for Clear Lake he said It is now 36 years ago that we first started the boat service across the lake and activities have continued to grow since This is another achievement for the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake which now has a member ship of 925 Three Burlington boys ucre rescued from the Mississippi river after their sailboat overturned Tuesday y afternoon The John Ricpc 20 Bob Rockenbach 19 and Ar thur Coffin were taken from the choppy waters by Policeman Jack Breeding and Arthur chutka The youths had been in the water for nearly two hours clinging to the sailboat 1 Out of Every 221 in Mental Institutions WASHINGTON per son out of very 221 in the United States was living in a mental in stitution at the end of 1941 census bureau reported Wednes day This represents an increase of 2 per cent over 1940 THAW SLOWS RUSSIAN FRONT 1 50 Nazis Trying to Cross Donets Killed MOSCOW The spreading spring thaw has brought still weather conditions to the long Russian front and the soviet midday communique Wednesday again opened with its monotonous Keynote No essential occurred on the fronts Almost a week has by noiv thai no majorscale activities have been waged in lie baltlc areas although there still are re peated sharp clashes in various sectors Soviet fighters on the western front pushing slowly into the German positions on the distant approaches about Smolensk were able in the thick mud and slush to carry out only scouting opera tions Tuesday it was said but the soviet noon communique an nounced that south of Bely an at tack with cold steel and hand grenades won the Russians a scries of German trenches with about a company of the German defenders wiped out In the continuing battle for the Donets river valley positions east of tvharkov Russian scouts killed 150 Germans attempting to fine a new crossing over the river and captured five loaded supply trucks the war bulletin declared w The bulletin also said that in the waterlogged campaign of the western Caucasus where the nazi army is pinned against the Black been lately in action bombin enemy concentrations The skies had cleared in south ern Russia and Pravda the com unist party newspaper reported that air clashes were mounting daily Wi bcUcr ninS conditions the Germans were raiding the spvicte already burdened supply lines deep in the rear sending 10 to 20 plane missions on the task Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy LITVINOFF AND HULL CONFER Study Matters Already Discussed With Eden WASHINGTON ciyiuljr President Poosevclls pre diction of an early RussianAmer ican conference Secretary of State Hull and Soviet Ambassador Max im Litvinoff met Wednesday to discuss their separate conversa tions with British Foreign Secre tary Anthony Eden Stale department sources said he obect of the meeting was a general exchange of information with particular reference lo sub jects both Hull and Lilvinoff al ready had taken up with Eden Later in the day Hull planned to confer with Chinas Foreign Min ister T V Soonjj who also bad HOUSE TACKLES BROAD SCHOOL CODE REVISION Hickenlooper Takes Steps to Keep Bill From Being Killed DES MOINES Gov B B H i c k c n 1 o o p c r was reported Wednesday to have taken slops lo save the huso school code revision bill from extinction in the Iowa house Debate on Ihe 137 page measure began Uefore the biiuse convened between imd 10 house mem bers with tfie governor in his office The conference was understood to have been called because of fears thai lie meas ure might lie tabled alter a shorl discussion The legislature is scheduled o adjourn April K and some house members feel that a full discus sion of the bill might consume from several days to a week Ninetyone amendments to the measure arc on file The governor s reported lo have said that he regarded several sec tions of he bill as being meri torious including a section to sol up a stale equalization fund SI 000 a year The money would be distributed to local dis tricts from the state treasury The discussion in the govcYnors officc also was reported to have been concerned with the advisa bility of attempting to achieve re organization of local school dis tricts at iiiis action The bill would allow districts to combine where they so desired The conference also consid ered the advisability of insr another interim committee to sluilv school coiic revision during Ihe next two years willi special attention to inpaid tit ways and means of raising money to finance an increasing stabilization fum Thc bills authors contemplated an ultimate slate aopropriation of a year for local chool purposes from the stale treasury The bill was introduced in ibc several conversations with Eden session as a result of a study before he British statesmans dei made by the code commiKsiim au parturc for Canada Tuesday thorizcd by the lasl legislature t i o n and thurized by the lasl Another stale department caller Uesidos r c o r K a n i was Dr Wellington Koo Chinese ambassador to Great Britain who is cnroutc back to London alter several months in Chungking Mr Roosevelt did not say where or when the RussianAmerican conversations would take place nor who the principals would be Withholding all specific in formation at a press conference Tuesday Mr Roosevelt turned aside with noncommittal answers questions designed to bring nut whether be expected Premier Slalin or Foreign Commissar Alo lotov to tome to this country But he mniic il clear Ural he and Aiithiiny Eden in consulta tions which ended Tuesday hail cut the pattern for additional talks ainnnc various members of llic united nations Puzzlement at what they called comparative public apathy toward postwar problems was expressed by some members of a senate for eign relations subcommittee as they assembled to begin consider ation of a half dozen proposals for collective action by tiic united nations While sponsors of some of the proposals said their mail was in creasing Senator George DGa told reporters he hardly knew what to make of the fact that de spite wide newspaper and radio discussion he had received fewer than a dozen letters about Ihe problems involved Another member of the subcom mittee Democratic Leader Baric Icy of Kentucky said he had re ceived only about JO letters and llic observation iuit he public doesnt seem greatly ex cited about tiic question Jfltializatioil its objectives include higher standards in llic Iowa teaching profession and casing ni the burden on real property for school support and a general clarification of the states school laws During the morning Representa tives J F Miller RlIumboldt and Melvin Wilson RLake City filed an amendment to 510000000 a year Wilson said later that perhaps an allocation of that sive could be financed by an additional one per cent tax The house disposed of 20 amendments before the noon re cess Representative II r n r y Uormlcy KKiiiRsIcy spon sored one amendment eliminat ing a section if the bill which wiiuld have sivc local boards the power to set tip nursery schools Wormley assailed the section as just anolhcr unnec essary way lo spend the tax payers money LAST DAY DES MOINES who fail to attend to several matters before midnight Wednesday night will face financial penalties for their negligence Midnight is the deadline for paying state income taxes and real estate taxes without penally There also is a penally on dog taxes 1101 paid Wednesday The motorist who hasnt had his tires inspected by midnight will have difficulty setting more gaso lino rations and new tires The A li and C stamps in war ration book No 2 become invalid at midnight FLYiNGTORf ROUTS CONVOY Probably Sinks One Destroyer With Attack THE ASSOCIATED 1UESS lone American flying fort attacking in pitchbiack niahl was officially credited Wednesday with probably sinking a large Japanese destroyer and putting three others to flight in j the waters off northern New II is believed thai any attempt to deliver supplies Cen Douglas MacArlhurs headquar ters said referring to the exploit which occurred in the area where allied flyers destroyed a 22 ship Japanese convoy early in March Gaol Frederick Woisclie ot Rosclle N J pilot of the fort ress in Tuesdays attack said the enemy warship suffered a hit tin the slcrn and later reports of life ot boats spotted in tiic vicinity in dicated that the destroyer had been sunk Other allied warplancs Pounded the Japanese bases at Lac Salamaua and Pinschhafcn in New Guinea and dropped 1000 pound bombs on the enemy base at Gusmata New Britain A single allied reconnaissance plane flying over the Bismarck sea between New Guinea and j New Britain was reported to have shot down four of nine Japanese planes in a running battle The allied plane returned safely to its base On the BurmaIndia front RAF fighter planes were reported to have damaged lf of TL Japanese bombers and fighters attempting to attack an allied air base in Bengal province India At least five of the enemy planes were lisled as probably destroyed RAF bombers flying from India attacked the Japanese along the Bay of Bengal coast north of the big enemy base at Akyab a com munique said BRITISH CHASE ROMMEL FORCE ACROSS PLAINS Sedjenane Captured in North Americans Move In on Enemeys Flank BULLET1X lly tile Associated Press Fierce tribal warriors of French Morocco operating with the Hrilish Isl army in northern Tunisia were reported lo have advanced vrilliin 31 miles of lie axis iiavar base at liizcrte Wednesday Dispatches from the niijllicrii battlefrimt said he Mornrrans known as Goumlcrs reached points six miles cast and suuUieast of ncwlyrccait turcd Scdienanc in an allied ad vance which wiped out an Ital ian Bersaslieri regiment liv KENNEDV A L LIED HEADQUARTERS IN MOUTH AFRICA eighth army veterans pushing the defeated forces of Marshal Erwin Hommel relentlessly across an open and barren plain under a fiery air a Hack have seized Oud rcf directly in the Gabcs Gap the British first army in the north has captured Sedjenane and Ameri I cans in the center have moved up a notch on the enemys flank it was announced Wednesday CanUirinK Metotiia cightmitcs north of Gabcs he eighth army of Gen Sir Bernard L IHoiil Kiitiicry swung on to Oudrcf four milts farther alone the road and then continued drive northward with nothing to wall Hie onrush bill hastily erected defenses Gen Uwiffht Eisenhowers headquarters said v British infantry and Moroccan Cuums of Lt Cen K A N Ander sons first army tool Sedjenane 41 miles west of Bizerlc after an advance of about seven miles from lie Djcbel Aboid area Meanwhile the forces of LI Gen George S Patlon made a slight advance through dense minefields HI the scarred hills cast of El Cue The British in lking Qudret and Metoma however had seized the junction of the road leading Jrojn U Guctar and Gafsa with the mam coastal highway and the axis position in front of Pat ion appeared lo be wholly unten able Woman Reports Time Bomb in Front Yard GREAT FALLS Mom W Theres a lime bomb in my yard an excited woman telephoned the sheriffs office Deputy Sheriff Mike Quealy cautiously approached the hedge where she said someone had thrown the bomb He pulled out a football or people need public agencies to nurse their children then Ihcy had better not have any chil he commented Representative Sam Orcbaugh RDes Moincs replied that nursery schools have become im portant in this area because of numerous mothers working in war industries The section would have allowed boards lo set up nursery units for children from three lo five years of age In his preliminary explanation Hep W Knuwlion RDceor aii said IS per cent of the cosl of public education is laid directly upon the uwncr of visible pro perly in lova j The equalization fund dc signed to relieve ultimately proj perty of about 25 per cent of that USK OF 1JKST11OYEKS SHOWS JAPANESE DESlEKATK GEiY MACARTIiUirS HEAD QUARTERS AUSTRALIA The fourth major Japanese effort this month to bolster their forces by destroyers in New Guinea lias been turned back by allied air men The use of destroyers lo try lo supply their bases indicated the Japanese had reached a desperate point W h i 1 e a destroyer can penetrate an aerial b 1 o c k a d e wneie slower supply ships cannot German mincliclds Us load is necessarily limited and lured 200 prixiners its use is practical only in the Mumgumcrvs men inoit urgent situation It was re called that the Japanese uiilv re cently were discovered marines In haul supplies Jo Lac on the New Guinea northeast coast At least three time previously j this month the Japanese have sent out sizable convoys to rcin j force or supply New Guinea TIc fad dial the Americans encountered mostly Italians in Ilicir advance was taken here as t n ilica ting that the axis chieftain already had pulled liiicfc most of his cffcclivcs in an effort la avoid beingnailed m UIK flank The eighth armys onrush and the Americans1 dogged hammer ing In miles to the northwest was squeezing Rommels forces farther Ixiclc into a bottleneck between small salt marshes north of the Chott Djcrid and the sea Reports from the front said the Americans had finally crossed the nd had cap Buy Wnr Savings Itninls and Stamps from your GlobcGazctlc carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Much colder Wed nesday afternoon and Wednes day night lowest IcmpcraUirus Thursday forenoon Mason Cily Continued cok Thursday wiphn out enemy units in hurriedly thrown up and other defenses were compelling Rommel to con line his retreat almost entirely lo the coastal highway flanked by the sea at l distance of only about five miles on the cast and desert and marshes on the west Algiers radio broadcasts said tiic British navy was continuing to harass the axis retreat by pour ing shells into the coastal road cost Gets Into Spirit of Auction of War Bonds RATON N Mex one got into the spirit of the auc tion at the war bond dinner The prize free extraction of two teeth offered bv a local dcnlit Argentina s own wells arc fill was sold to the bidder wim ing almost half of the republics bought SMIOO in wai bon picscnt petroleum requirements I And he hasnt a single toolh The first III miles of Rom mels route loward Sfax some i miles mi llic coast were bar ren sand and each mile pushed llic beaten Germans and llalinns inlo a narrowing cor ridor Sedjenane given up bv British a ago during an oflensive by ColGen Jurgen von Avnims northern forces which forenoon fresh to 1 Cu 4 miles was Wednesday afternoon diminishi an attack from the ing Wednesdav njshl I soun it i a little railway station i only about 12 miles from the coast IOWA Colder Wednesday night j was carried throughin and Thursday forenoon i difficult conditions i Medium bombers figiitcrbomb Wcdiicsdayjci and fighters were especially active as Ihe allied air attack con tinued at a furious pace smashing at La Foutonnicrc airfield 30 miles northwest of Sfax and El Mnou airdrome to the north ot Max twice Tuesday attacking many tanks silencing machine gun posts and strafing troops MINNESOTA Colder night and Thursday lorcnoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 73 Minimum Tuesday night W At 3 a m Wednesday 46 Thunder the second of tiie sea son was reported early Wednes day YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation The British and American air forces in North Africa an nounced Tuesday that they were adopting nonslop an nihilation ladies against the enemys troops and front line positions as boon ns his defenses
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