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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF jSTORY AND ARCHIVES LcS M01fEs A lvt HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX BRITISH SMASH ROMMa LINE BILL FOR CHILD AID IS PASSED IN LEGISLATURE Senate Committees Report Short School Equalization Measure DES MOINES Iowa house Wednesday sent to Gov B E Hickenlooper the bill creating an aid to dependent children pro gram The vote was 103 to 2 with Representatives Earl C RShenandoah and E A Gets cher RHamburg the only dis senters The measure which thc KOV ernor is expected to sin calls for a state appropriation of S750000 a year to be matched by a like amount from the counties Allotments to dependent chil dren would be on the basis of S15 a month for the first child in a home and SIO a month for each succeeding child with a ceiling of Sou a month for any one family Whether the measure will enable the state to receive 81500000 u year federal aid for its dependent children program was a subject of extended discussion before the fi nal vote of the final draft of the bill Fishbaugh de requirement of toe JeoeijuV social security act has been studiously met Fishbaugh was a member of the house bloc which success fully sponsored the aid to de pendent children bill which would have spurned federal grants The senate however approved a measure which would have per mitted the state to accept federal money for this purpose Neither house receded from its position and the matter was referred to a conference committee Magee 55 of Cornell College Dies Succumbs in Excelsior Springs Mo From Heart Disease Attack Was to Give Graduation Talk Here of Cornell college who died Tuesday mglit was well known in Mason He was booked to give the com mencement address for the Mason Uty high school and Offer School Fund Equalization Bill DES MOINES sifting and appropriations committees of the senate reported out a short school equalization fund bill shortly after the noon recess Wed nesday paving the way for pos sible floor debate and a vote on the measure later in the day The equalization fund proposal reached the senate from its school committee earlier in the day It was the first step toward sub stitution of that measure for the voluminous school code revision bill passed Monday by the house The senate equalization meas ure would appropriate a year for state aid for schools Senator Ross R Mowrv E New ton chairman of the schools committee The committees fisurc is just naif what the housc proposed in the lengthy code bill known as house file 300 bul Mowry said it would give 3 chance test out the equalization fund principle in the courts The committee bypassed the house bill entirely but thc equali zation fund proposal is the princi pal feature embodied in the house statutes S n0t alrcady on the The chief objection expressed by senate leaders to the house bill was that tne equalization fund light be He had spoken a number of times at the First Methodist church here and with his brother Bishop Ralph Magee Des Moines took part in the dedication of the Wesley Methodist church here Piesident A sc fnencl of Doctor Paul here Pcterso ot Wesley church It was John Magce who ner suaded me to come east and enter the Methodist ministry said Doc tor Peterson He was pastor of St S ehmch at Seattle at the time T AY r John a Magee aa president of Cornell college since May 133S died in Excelsior Springs Mo of heart disease Tuesday Dr Magee a native of Albion Iowa went to Excelsior Springs lastweek for treatment followin an extended illness He was a brother of Dr J Ralph Masce of Des Monies bishop of the Iowa area of the Methodist church Dr Magee received a degree or bachelor of philosophy from Upper Iowa university at Pay ette in 1909 ami was awarded an honorary degree of doctor of II c was graduated from the Boston university collegc ot the ology with a degree of bachelor of sacred theology in 1912 chaplain in the first World war he was one of 0 chaplains assigned to write the of ficial history of thc A E F Dr Magee came to Cornell from the First Methodist church in Se attle Wash Other pastorates he held were in Saint Albans Vt El Reno Okla Wichita Kansas City Mo and Pittsburgh a Survivors include his widow Lillian Newhouse Magee and four children One of his bro thers Carlton C Maeee was a leader m exposure of the teapot while editor of the Albuquerque N Mex Mate Journal M jyj tf After graduation from the Iheo Jogical seminary Doctor served with David E Downey in the educational division of thc Methodist Board of S u n d a v URGES SENATE SUSTAIN VETO Says Lewis Might Be Real User of Club WASHINGTON W Majority Leader Barkley told his fellow senators Wednesday that if they u farm parity bill behind the door of the agri culture committee as a club against John L Lewis of workers Mr Lewis not gress may come out with the Urging thai President Hoose velts veto of Ihc controverted measure be sustained openly on V senate floor uii11 sugscsled that the bill should be sent back to the committee to be kept behind the door as a club against labor in creases with particular reference Workers S United Mine rr may think L Lewis hes a very able funrf fund measure this principle could be tried out in the courts without The senate was in executive session much of thc bc the schools committee rc After the executive session broke up there were many offlh record1 reports that thr rhimKn engaged in heaicd debate Wednesdays executive session Caucus Tues day of the republican members 01 ihc senate at which time the equalization fund bill to be up immediately out nf itt jt l IIS on the calendar sure that if this bill is to be used as a club that thc club will not bc used the olher way Mr Lewis conrcss come out with thc club Farm leaders seek to send the vetoed bill to the senate afiricul lure committee hinting broadly they hope to renew their drive to wipe out the veto after settle ment of thc current wage in vji o u n a a v bchools in Chicago He also was vice president of thc East Green wich academy in Rhode Island be fore beginning service in thc var ious pastorates He was the eighth president ot Cornell college succeeding Or H J Burgstahler who resigned to become president of Ohio Wcsley an university Dr Magce was thc author of Silent Shepherd He was a fre quent contributor to church and educational magazines and is an outstanding scholar in the field of English and American literature In 1936 and 1910 Dr Magce was a delegate lo thc general confer ence of the Methodist church He served as well in thc North Cen tral jurisdiction of thc church as education chairman WANfALLiES TO OCCUPY TOKIO WASHINGTON east ern diplomats and experts assem bled by thc Institute of Pacifi Delations were revealed Wedncs day to have proposed that Asiati troops of thc allies occupy Toki temporarily after hostilities am that Japan be completely dis armed They also ureed that all of Japan s empire possessions be taken from her including Korea Alanchuna and the mandated islands Chinese representatives indicated that their country de sires possession of thc island of Formosa twrmw FLANK WAVELL Nipponese Infiltrate Across Mayu River By THE ASSOCIATED FUESS A new British setback on the Binma front was disclosed Thur ciay as Field Marshal Sir Archi bald P Wavells legions fell back die Mayu peninsula along thc tStiat FrRrPersorially Sells War to White House Staff British forces thrustini down the peninsula from India ha1 previously failed in four at tempts to crack the powerful Japanese defenses jruarrtinj the UIST coastal base at Akyab TufiMratins across the Mavu in01 SLth the enemy succeeded over the weekend in mounting a direct threat to our communications in hc Says People Given Opportunity to Back Army in Spring Drives WASHINGTON JtooseveU swung the 000 second war loan drive off to a head stan Wednesday by person selling bonds to thc white house staff and tlilillg people at large to follow the slogan Thc drive formally opens on April 12 The president and Sec e fnry of Treasury Henry Morgen howcver got together rm l White housc to do a little advance selling Arrayed against them how ever they find a determined ad ministration leadership with P lat the economic the master the strategist by S D strings b the scenes o dispose of measure now After carrying the brunt of the battle on the senate floor Demo cratc Leader Barkley of Kentucky told reporters he would fight to 1eep the bill from becoming a lotgun behind the door might be used as an argument for Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cooler Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday nicht Continued cool Thursday fore noon Lowest temperature Mason City 25 temperature ncsday night W a r m c r Thursday forenoon SIiShtly colder southeast portion Wednesday nght otherwise not much change in temperature Wednes day night and Thursday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday nicht At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 51 31 33 To meet this outflanking move h readjustments nn M mado Positions on the Mayu peninsula v Xtcnt of hc ithdrawal rrnm rvcvoacd bul dispatches Trhc ront last said Gen eral Wave was prcparin to his vanguards nnd di in a more favorable positions to aval the arrvai of the moisoon rains The British command said other Briiish forces cre iff unchanged positions in he tolh north of the Mayu penin iiila where severe casualties were inflicted on thc Japanese fighting still in process In the southwest Pacific Gen i lold the urcsidcnt that thc bonds offered tlm pcn Iilc of America The onpotrunity to lend their support 01Ir nffhtinE men in the great snrin offensives Before sfarting his sales campaign thc oneman president mu jjiesifieiit looked at thc staff packed around him and said This is just a small crosssec tion of the while house staff but tins is Iilse a real many other Amencan houses throughout ihc of us hasc yot some ibcr of the family in the fichl itiR forces of the United States and we back home are trying to do our bit loo We subscribe If I might paraphrase llio slogan of Uns new drive to maintain the war and turn out more for ouitroops at thc frontthc sloan is for give their lives We lend our money No sooner had the president stopped speaking than an eld erly Ncsrri messenger John lye handed S1875 over the presidents shoitWcr to inirchasc the first bond 1VC was Mr Koosevclfs cluuffenr Mhcn he was assistant secretary of tiie navy in the last war anil has been in the white house since j Pye was ecstatic over the fact that lie was the first white housc purchaser jn tjlc ncvv Im a great salesman the president observed as porters clerks and messengers crowded around him to buy bonds The president took their money and handed it to Morgenthavi who was kept busy recording the sales The president ruffled through the stack of bonds before him and spotted a 51000 one Have you got any bigger ones Henry be asked Morgcnthau who nodded The bonds are being offered at prices ranging from S18 75 to SI000000 in various types to suit the needs of all classes of in uividual and corporate investors 6000 Made Prisoners Churchill LONDON Minister Churchill announced in the house of commons Wednesdaythat thc British eighth army had achieved a new victory in an attack on the axis positions at Wacli El Akarit in Tunisia and that Field Marshal Rommel now was re treating northward with Gen Sir Lernard L Montgomerys troops m hot pursuit The British advance was pre ceded and covered by 1 barrage ot about 500 bombard ment which resembled the one that touched off the eighth armv offensive at El Alamcin Church ill declared All key positions alone the AUarit hue were tattcu in sev en ami onehall hours after thc attack was launched at a m he added Commons cheered loudly when no prime minister declared I have reports from command in Tunisia that a new victory has been gained bv the desert army The prime minister continued General Montgomery ordered he AL assault o ho Akarit positions north of jabes Advance of the British am nclian infantry divisions of abou n tfal KEY POSITIONS OF AXIS BROKEN WITH BARRAGE Allied Air War Keeps Pace With Furious Action on Ground BULLETTINS WITH AMERICANS C BA IKAL TUNISIAN FI50NT U R infantry patrols thrust forward south of the Gabestl Guctar road Wednes day afternoon and passed the junction where the Kehili road brunches off to thc south HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA WjThc BrIU ii eighth army advancing be orid the captured Wadi El Akarit defenses took additional prisoners low r y aMl beat town German resistance in push thc wcsl Marshal um Rommel it was officially from the front Y DAMKL DELUCF s 01 he El Alaroein scale All counterattacks were re of The bv open cointrv Rommels army is now retrU and boill Tins successful frontal attack nuia enable the desert army to with United States foiccs which have been pressi Asked by capt Frederick John the Srr the icports indicated that thc des ert army was engaged with the enemy s aill ll Churchill Council Bluffs Dikes Reinforced River Rises OMAHA and conscientious objectors joined in reinforcing the Council Bluffs dikes with 75OOU sandbag Wed nesday as the Missouri river ris inggradually to record flood stages expected this weekend overflow ed on new thousands of acres of fertile lowland acres For a 15mile strctchfrom Dccatur Ncbr to Onawa were in undated and thc weather bureau again revising upward lo feet the predicated crest at Omaha termed the situation serious warned residents of danger area to take measures to protect life inU property defenses north of Gabes and Amencan troops have mopped up UlC Djcbel t f P A aSSy oncl advanced tast of El Guetaiin a coordinated Marshal rrom Ule icscfay mile H Afcsrit 20 jsh held these strong poims inrouffli violent German coun IcraKacks lfter a lrcakthrourh a hCaVy artillcri bar en dcsPeptey to clis iom heir formidable lions and strong lines of rm nmegun nests planted in inc try AtistraTia set big fires in the Japanese t Salanwua New Guinea United nations airmen also ked the enemy at Alitit in th ammbar islands and al mala New Britain illy and Mercer Darned to Legislative nterim Committee DES MOINES MLicul Gov obert D BUC as presiding ojj iccr of the senate Wcdncsdat a ointcd Senator Bobcrt C Rcilly t Dtibuque and Lcroy SMcreer f Iowa City to the legislative in enm committee Reilly and win bc tj cnate democrats or thc commit cc Mercer will bo dean ot thc rotip having served three prcvi us terms GERMANS CONTRIBUTE ySCMMj si eighth army antitank regiment near thcTlarcthEnc a i by a spalehes Irom he front said tnc Amencan tanks went ard about fiveeighths or a lucsdiy and hat the infan contmucd its doggc1 push ire taken prisoner About 10 miles to the north tho Americans attacked in a new sec tor nine miles north of Maknassv and nm were reported to have nnvcn to the mouth of Maizila and lJlcn to have mopped up Germans remaining on llio dominant height At last reports the Americans in that sector were only 28 miles Tom Kommcls coastal ar kCpt pacc as British ami American nlane4 unleashed another of their now crfu daily offensives sinking at least 17 Sliiis nattering the enemys forward positions scorching airfields and hammer ing at the ports of Tunis Tra Pani RaKiisn and Messina on both sIes of the Sicilian straits Shooting down 27 planes they brought their twoday toll of en orny aircraft to 70 compared with lor Ihc two days lost by the The Wrdi E Akarit line col lapsed with two hours aner Montgomerys c i R h U launched its first awiuilt al a m Tuesday The iiifaiury charge was pro leccd by a thundering bombard ment of hundreds of guns whici opened at i oclock in one of he hcavesl blows ever dealt by al I icd a rlil I cry in the African war bc Tcbasa Fatnassa and DJC tI Komnana about two miles luvay These were the only hi ground in the battle area and ider a blazing counterfire By b a m both hills were in British hands Half an hour late he enemy tried lo retake them but met a bloody repulse By   

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