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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTOSy ARCHIVES OES MOlNfj I THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APllIL 61943 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 153 DOWN 18 NAZI TRANSPORT PLANES Bankhead Calls on Senate to Override Veto Caucus Indicates Senate May Not Act on School Code Bill Voluminous Revision Measure Is Passed by Iowa House 78 to 25 BUT BANKHEAD CONFIDENT F R TO BE BACKED Bill Would Not Include Benefit Payments in Establishing Ceilings WASHINGTON an at mosphere charged with tension Senator Bonkhead DAla ap pealed to the senate Tuesday to override President RoosevelKs veto of a measure affecting agricul tural price ceilings Bankhead author of the bill which the president rejected with the declaration that it might set otf an inflationary tornado took the floor after Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky told reporters he is confident the senate would vote to sustain the veto Such action would kill the bill designed to force price control ofj before being submitted to a vote DES MOINES were indications after a twohour cau cus senate republicans Tues day that the upper chamber will not take up at this session the voluminous school code revision bill passed Monday by the house Senate leaders asserted ques tion of constitutionality are involved in the provisions for the slate distributive school fund and the proposed appro priation for school tax relief for farm lands lying within in dependent school districts The senate is expected to at tack the problem from the angle of a proposed constitutional amendment which would have the effect of forestalling further action for four years The reason for this is that a proposed amend ment must be passed in the same form by both houses in two suc ceeding sessions of the legislature ficials to ignore farm benefit pay ments in fixing farm price ceil ings Charging that the measure had been misrepresented by anony mous compilers of tables in the de partments Bankhead said the bill would alter price ceilings on only a few commodities such as corn and wheat He said its over all effect would be negligible a view concurred in by Minority Leader McNary of Oregon Previously Bankhead had charged James F Byrnes the economic stabilization director with assuming the role of the matter strategist in a back stage battle by the administra tion for the more than onethird support it iiill need on a roll call lo sustain the veto SUBS EXACTING HEAVIER TOLL KNOX REVEALS Rise in Sinkings Is Accompanied by Change in Submarine Tactics of WASHINGTON the Navy Frank Knox said Byrnes name also figured in pro pcr pupil basis eedinss of the agriculture com of the people The Iowa house sent the bill including an appropriation of 51 500000 to the senate by a vote of 78 to 25 The action followed an after noon of maneuvering in which the oppostion attempted to de lay action on the bill until Tues day and also mainly sought to postpone the whole problem for consideration by the next legis lature if if The would lie allo cated from the state general fund A total of would be ear marked to lighten the tax load in districts where school taxes ex ceeded 15 mills Another S500000 would be distributed to qualified schools whose financial resources are below the state average on a ceedings of the agriculture com mittee which after threats it would issue subpenas to compel attendance of witnesses finally Rot Price Administrator Prentiss Brown and Secretary of Agricul ture Wickard before it an hour late for testimony on the Pace bill to boost parity standards by in cluding all farm labor costs Wickard told committee mem bers he had not come earlier when he was advised by Byrnes that Brown and Chester Davis the food administrator were not going to appear Brown was told by the committee to he on hand Thurs day morning for testimony and excused till then Brown and Secretary of Agri culture Wickard agreed to appear after Chairman Smith DS Car described their failure to appear as a refusal and raised the possi bility of subpenaing them The committee met to con sider he administrationop posed Pace bill to include farm labor costs in computations of parity prices even as the sen ate approached a vote on over riding President Kooosevelfs veto on the Bankhead bill to prohibit deduction of govern ment benefit payments before fixing parity price ceilings The author of the latter bill Senator Bankhead said Tuesday the outcome of the at tempt to override is in doubt Disrespect toward senate committee was charged to Brown and Wickard by Chairman Smith but aides ol the two officials de ffj nied this Cji Manning Shaw executive as J sistant to Brown told reporters j he had sought to have the price administrator excused from ap if pearing before the committee J Tuesday because of other cngage 5 menls and suggested that he ap pear later in the week preferably I Thursday I Shaw said he talked Monday j with E D Smith Jr secretary 1 of the committee and son of f Senator Smith explaining that Brown had engagements Tues day with outoftown people Another 5250000 would be used to help finance the tuition of those districts which have to send pupils to school in other districts One hundred and fifty thousand dol lars would be allocated to rural districts to help pay school trans portation costs and all schools would share in the final 5100000 The bill also 1 Calls for a minimum teach ers wage of S70 a month up 55 from the present minimum 2 Would require a minimum of six pupils in the school before that school could share in the equa lization fund 3 Would set up a state board of public instruction to handle du ties now left in the state board of educational examiners the state board of vocational rehabilitation The board would be composed of the state superintendent of pub lic instruction and six members appointed by the governor three of them farmers 4 Would create county boards of education elected by the peo ple Such boards which would in turn elect the county superinten dent of schools would be com posed of five members three from rural districts Board members would be paid on a per diem basis 5 Would provide the machinery by which local school districts could be merged upon a vote of the people There are 4869 districts in the state now and sponsors of the bill expressed belief that many of these districts could be com bined thereby reducing adminis trative costs and thus making more money available for educa tional uses Tuesday that German submarines are exacting a heavier toll of al lied ships and that in March the Uboat situation was considerably worse than in February Knox told a press conference that more German submarines than ever are now abroad At the present time they are con centrating in the raidAtlantic he said There is quite a lot of evi dence of increased submarine ac tivity he said There are more sinkings In March the situation was worse than in as we expected and as I have said it wptildbe Knox said the rise in sinkings was accompanied by a change in submarine tactics but he did nol go into details Its a serious situation he con tinued Nobodys complacent about it or should be Knox said it was difficult to tell whether the allied aerial blows against German sub marine pens at continental bases would have any effect on the battle of the Atlantic But he said it could be assumed that these bombings were embar rassing the Germans if for no other reason than they were disrupting activities around the submarine bases Knox reported a marked im provement in the production of Offer Man to Stay Away From Job LONDON Manchester lirm was fined S21 for refusing to reinstate a dismissed worker The company said the man was a trouble maker and offered lo pay him a year if he would stay away from the plant Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy destroyer escort craft a type ot which great dependence is being placed to whip the submarine menace It was still true Knox said that one of the difficultifs involved in destroyer escort pro duction was the procurement of engines for the vessels However he added there has been an im provement in the engine oulput also Asked whether the navy is hold ing back good news about the wai in the Pacific Knox said thai was somebodys pipe dream1 Questioned specifically about de velopments in the North Pacific he said the situation was about in status quo Work on the liner Normandie lying on her side at a New York clock will be climaxed by raisins operations in midsummer Kno predicted adding that if the Nor mondie once raised is used for a transport considerably more work will be required to put hei in shape for service than if she is used for a freighter The onetime French luxurj liner caught fire and ovcrturncc in February 5912 while beinj outfitted for use as a troop trans port Buy IVar Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobcGazcft carrier boy LAUNCHES Thomas Sullivan of Waterloo Iowa jfives a mighty whack with the cham pagne bottle launchintr the destroyer USS The Sullivans at the Bethlehem shipyard at Srtn Francisco LI IMel Venter at left gets a bath for being too close to the action Between is the Sullivans sixth child Genevievc 26 who is awaiting induction into the WAVES The de stroyer is named in honor of the Sullivans five sons lost when the cruiser on which they served went down in the southwest Pacific Want Free Hand if US Funds Used DES MOIVES lependenUc hi 1 d ic n conference committee of the Iowa legislature Tuesday recommended passage of he bill setting up a child aid pro gram under which no federal grants with administrative strings attached could be accepted Seven of the eight committee nembcrs signed the he signature of Senator Floyd Pino H Columbus who is ill was missing The federal form of the bill in cludes this provision No contribution of grant shall he received for acceptance if any condition is attached as to its use or udministrution other than that it be used for assist ance to dependent children Other provisions of the meas ure whichin principle follows the ideas of the foes of federal aid in the Iowa house include 1 A state appropriation of S750000 a year to be matched by a like amount in country funds The SloOOOOO program would provide sufficient financing for a case load of more than 100011 children its sponsors estimated 2 If any federal contribution is accepted and later discontinued an additional slate appropriation of S750000 annually and a county tax levy o not more than one half mill would be authorized to prevent curtailment of the pro actual need 5 Appeals could be taken to tin district court from the rulings o the state department in case where applicationshave been re jccted cancelled or modified 6 Records pertaining to child aid would be subject to inspec tion and use only by persons au thorized by the state or county in connection to their official duties directly connected with the ad ministration of this act jram 3 The maximum allotment The roll call Ayes Avery Baldwin Blatti Blewett Bockwoldt Bryson But Carver Cowan Cox Dat isman Donohuc Dvorak Edwards Felton Fimmen Gardner Good Graft Greene Hawkins Iledin Huston Hutchison Jcssen Johannes Johnson and Johnson Judd Klems rud Knippling Knowlton Knud son Kruse Kuester Kuhn Lage Lane Lalchaw Less Long Mc Farlane Hills Morrissey Moyle Nelson Newsome Nielsen Noble Norland Orebaugh Peterson Pos ton Prentis Pritchard Robb Rob inson Scott Seeman Sharp Shimanek Sicfkas Sloane Stein berg Stinemates Swancr Troe ger Utzig Walter Pottawatta Weichman Wellington Whitehead Wichman Wilson Cal Wilson Yager and Burma Nays Bonn Brindle Carlson Colburn Cooper Doud Outfield Farmer Fishbaugh Gardner Getscher Hall Heffner Hoeness Lynch Miller Pieper Ritchie Scolt Tatum Tepaske Tyrrell Walter MarshKavieng is a port in New Ire all and Wamstcd I land immediately above the big would be S15 a month for one child and an additional SIO for each additional child in the same home with n top of a month for one family The county social welfare board subject to the approval of the state welfare department would fix the amount of assist ance necessary on the basis of TAKE IT EASY KOKOMO Inci Ko komo police dispatcher broadcast the followina order to a roving squad car Drunk driver dropped case of beer in Marfcland avenue and kept on going Beer in center of street Take it easy getting there That is all Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Tuesday afternoon Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon fresh lo strong winds Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night 1QWA Warmer Tuesday night and in east portion Wednesday forenoon continued mild west portion Wednesday fore noon scattered light showers in southwest ami south central Tuesday night and in south east portion Wednesday fore noon fresh lo strong winds MINNESOTA Warmer Tuesday night and east portion Wednes day forenoon Scattered light showers west and south centra Tuesday night and cast portioi Wednesdayforenoon Fresh to strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 55 Minimum Tuesday night 29 At 8 ji m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 3fi Precipitation 01 VOTE POWER TO COUNCILS IN B BEER PERMITS House Grants Local Option Authorities to Iowa Town Councils DES MOINES Iowa louse Tuesday passed 03 to 29 and cnl to the senate u measure ranting city and town councils ocal option on the issuance of class B beer permits The local option porvosal was contained in an amendment to a bill givin councils the power to limit beer permits to business districts The business district bill carried 82 to 11 An amendment also was adopted by voice vote prohibiting the sale of beer in bowling alleys At the present time councils must issue beer permits on a pop ulation basis if there arc any ap plicants Councils must issue two permits in towns of less than 1000 population one for each 500 resi dents in towns up to 2500 popula tion In places having more than 2500 residents councils must al low an additional permit for each 750 persons above the 2500 fig ure Class B permits are issued to places where beer is consumed on the premises The house also 1 Passed and sent to the sen ale a bill establishing the center of the stabilized channel of the ifissouri river as the boundary etween Nebraska and Iowa Only xception is the town of Carter akc on the west bank of the lissouri which will continue to cmain in Iowa Sponsors said doption of the measure would avc the way for the transfer of bout 12000 acres of land east of ic river by Nebraska to Iowa ml of rproximately iOOO acres of the river by Iowa lo Nc rnskn 2 Adopted a senate concurrent esolution asking Gov B B Hick nloppcr to issue a proclamation calling upon all business institu s and community organizu Axis Sounds Alarms Over Tunisia Front By ROGER GREENK Associated Press War Editor Nazi broadcasts rang out a series of alarms on the battle of Tunisia Tuesday declaring that British eighth army guns had started bombarding licld Marshal Erwin Rommels defense along the Wadi El Akarit 20 miles north of Gabes and that rein forced American troops seem to be preparing for a major opera tion The Germans also reported that Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomery was moving his tanks up to the front in preparation for an assault General nervousness over the Tunisian campaign was reflected by German or Germancontrolled radio broadcasts which said American troops under LtGen George S Ration were being con stantly reinforced in the Mak nussy and El Guetar sectors anci were evidently preparing to strike Latest reports however said Rommel had still managed to keep open a 40mile gap between the Americans at Ei Guetar and the British eighth army on the coast The Berlin radio said eighth army artillery was laying down test shots on Rommels now de fense lines anil declared the move ment of British tanks indicated that an attack against Rommels positions will now not be very long ill coming The concerted lone of broadcasts all stressing allied of fensive maneuvers suggested that the nazis were preparing the Ger man people for more bad news on BIG AIR BATTLE IS STAGED OFF TUNISIAN COAST Land Activities Mainly Intense Patrol Actions on Various Fronts By EDWAKD KENNEDY ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA Thirty one enemy planes 18 of them big junkers transports believed bearing gasoline and supplies to Marshal Rommels Tunisian army were sent crushing into the sea by American lightnings Monday during one ol tlie great est air buttles in this theater Reds Report New Successes in North Caucasus Sector Bombers Lash 10 Nipponese Bases JAPS CONTINUE CONCENTRATION Reconnaissance Reveals Many Ships at Kavieng By The Associated Press Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters announced Tuesday that allied pounded at least 10 Japanese bases in sweeps over the islands above Australia but the enemy continued to mass warships and merchant vessels in the vicinity of Kavieng despite a violent threeday pounding Japanese base at Rabaul New Britain Seven enemy warships and five cargo xcsscls had previous ly been sunk or severely dam aged in the Kavienc raids Re connaissance Monday however disclosed that the enemy had returned lo the area A light Japanese cruiser probably one of those hit Sunday was report ed washed up on the beach Meanwhile Gen MacArthurs farranging bombers struck in a threehour assault on the Japa nese base at Buka island at the northern tip of the Solomons and attacked enemy targets at Sala maua Timika Bay in Dutch New Guinea Yungcn Point Ubili Ula mona and Cape Gloucester in New Britain and Madang Fin schhafen and Saidor in New Gui nea Allied airmen said they also scored near misses with 500pounc bombs on a 4000ton Japanese cargo ship at Sckar Bay in Dutcl New Guinea On the Burma front British headquarters said RAF heavy bombers dropped 1000pound bombs on the central railway station at Japaneseoccupied Rangoon setting fires visible for 60 miles while RAF hurri canes broke up a raid by more than Japanese planes in the vicinity of Maungdaw in west ern Burma At least 11 of the enemy raider were crippled in a series of dog fights the British said Imperial Tokio headquarters is serted that Japanese planes hai destroyed 38 allied aircraft ii eastern India between April 1 an 4 and had sunk or heavily dam aged 10 allied vessels the critical Africa struggle in North In the course of the battle uhiih began with an allied at tack 011 a sea convoy an ene my destroyer was blown up and several other ships were hit anil set ablaze a communi que from Gen Dwight D Eiscn li o e rs headquarters an nounced V While I a net activities consisted of intense patrol operations with no major engagements develop ing the air war continued at a j fiery pace and resulted in the shooting down of 48 German and Italian the biggest bag the allies have scored in a single day in the Tunisian campaign The British and Americans lost ol their aircraft The heavy blow at vital nazi air arteries in Tunisia came when lions in the agricultural cities of lowi lo rearrange their hours during June July August and September customary to conform to hours of labor the of farmers as decreed by the laws of nature1 If followed such a proclamation would have the ef fect of placing agricultural com munities on suntime instead of wartime The resolution now must return U the senate lor concur rence in i house amendment ruki ing September to the list of months 3 Passed i house lill to allow truck operators the right to snitt their load if enforcement authori ties discover too heavy a weight on any one wheel or axle Buy Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Nazis Try Stubbornly to Hold Bridgehead on Black Sea Coast MOSCOW The red armys rowing offensive in the Kuban Delta continued Tuesday with new successes the Germans who ire fighting back stubbornly in an ittcmpt to hold their bridgehead j ilohg the Black sea coast in the lorth Caucasus The midday communique said the Russians shelled large German defense positions with big soviet uns destroying more than 60 en emy firing points An earlier dispatch said the led army had fought its way into n strip of territory strongly fortilicd jy the enemy another reference to the major objective The Germans now hold no more than 7500 square miles in the Ku ban nnd daily they arc losing more The soviet map of the en tire front published last week showed the Russian line beginning at Novorossisk Tiiis and current dispatches show it possible for the reel army already to he giving the nazis at the back sea port added Tile German high command communique broadcast by the Berlin radio and recorded by the Associated Press claimed that the Russians haci discounted attacks on the Kuban bridgehead in con sequence of losses suffered on the day before activity of local im portance only it said was re ported from the remaining front South of Izyum the Germans kept up their sharp attacks on sov iet positions along the Donets river Their tanks were aided by dive bombers but achieved no ma terial success Buy War Savings Bonds anil Stamps from your GlobcGazcttc carrier boy RED ARMY HEADQUARTERS has just announced the results of its winter offensive alone the balUcfront from Leningrad lo the Black Sea A Rood part of the 1S5000 square miles of territory regained from the nazis is shown on the map The nazis according to the re port have suffered 119352s 850000 killed liShtning fighters escorting med ium bombers on a sea sighted an enormous German for mation of junkers 52 transports over the Sicilian straits about 25 miles nurth of Tunisiu Thu Americans attacked and one of the biggest air battlesever seen ia the Mediterranean was on It lasted 25 minutes Tin sent hurst afler hurst of cannon fire info the big transport formatiun and sent plane after plane spinning into the sea Iinmcs which burst from the planes when they hit the water the American pilots said indicated they were laden with gasoline or nil for Rom mels tanks and air force No trnojis were seen aboard the transports the pilots said In addition to the IS transports the fighters disposed of six dive bombers and seven o p p o s i n fighters Cap Darrell G Welch of Mid land Tex who shot down three of the transports said Wo saw the planes flying in a huge V formation about 50 feet off the water It looked like a swarm of locusts I dived in and knocked off the leader then we all went to work on them 1 got three planes in four passes His plane was hit ten times as the fighters fought so low that their flops sometimes skimmed the water but he got back unin jured In the oilier air operations Monday 17 more enemy aircraft were dcsirovcd bringing the dciys tola of 18 RAK Wellington twinengined bombers attacked Trapani in western Sicily and the railway at Sfax in eastern Tunisia a large number of fortresses smashed at strategic enemy airfields in both Sicily and Tunisia and fourcn liberators from desert bases behind Gen Sir Bernard L Mont gomerys eighth army pelted Naples again at dusk after the big assault at nearby 100 flying fort resses Sunday Docks ant shipping at Tra pani were Wasted the an nouncement added and many aircraft were destroyed and hangars set ablaze irv the fort ress forays Besides blowing up the destroy er in the attack on convoys me dium bombers scored direct hits on several other vessels the com munique said A Cairo communique said Naples was raided at dusk Sunday by bombers from the desert air force which rekindled flames left by a lOOflying fortress assault from the northwestern African airt force a few hours earlier Other heavy bombers from the desert smashed at Palermo in Sicily scoring hits near military buildings the announcement said Besides the air offensive to smash Marshal Erwin Rommels air transport lines the admiralty in London announced that light naval forces prowling along the Tunisian coast Wednesday night had scored a success against a sea convoy sinking one supply ship and probably sinking another out   

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