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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             A U D f I I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOK THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOftTH IOWANS NEIGHIOftS VOL XLIX HOME EDITION mum ASSOCIATED PWI3 AND JOTTED PRESS IVU WIRES MASON GITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 5 1943 THJS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 205 HILL MEETS WITH WAR CHIEFS Miners Set June 20 as Settlement Deadline v1 I HEDGE ON BACK TO WORK MOVE BY NEW UMTS Telegrams Sent Oat for Men to Go Back to Coal Digging Monday WASHINGTON L Lewis coal miners raised the pos sibility of another crisis Saturday by hedging their back to work agreement with a June 20 dead line Jor settling their contract de mands Attached to telegrams au thorizing local unions lo get back to work on President Roosevelts deadline for ending the strike which has held the coal industry in thrall since this quali fication Up to and including June 2t This action said the UMW 1 policy committee was taken to protect your union and its mem bership However the committee dis avowed any intention ol hamper ing the war effort stating that there is ample coal on hand and even the present situation has not impaired our war productive effort Washington observers noted that neither in the telegrams to the local unions nor in a commit tee statement were any direct threats to go out on strike again Indeed the statement set out that The united flune workers jot America wanHo make a full con tribution to maintain a continuity of adequate to meet every war requirement Locals received this telegram The national policy commit tee by unanimous vote has authorized a return to work on Monday June 7 up to and in cluding June 20 This action was Uken to protect your union and its membership Let each member cooperate with this policy By order of the national poli cy committee The telegram was signed by President John L Lewis Vice President John OLeary and T ho m a s Kennedy secretary treasurer Although the message did not use the word truce the effect of the June 20 limitation appeared to be Ihe equivalent a truce Meanwhile the soft coal opera tors and union leaders returned to the bargaining table but whether they would actually ne gotiate the issues Saturday was an open question Technically negotiations before the men re turn to work would violate the War Labor Boards order in the case Indications from Ihe coal fields were that full production would be underway again the first of Ihe week The president of the United Mine Workers reached his deci skm Friday after the walkout which started Monday night had cost the nation tons of coal threatened vital steel production and com pelled the white hone lo shift its attention frnn battlegrounds strategy U this domestic crisis The miners and their leaders as patriolic Americans placed the law and Ihe national interest above their own ungranted and long deferred claims for justice and equity Lewis said in an nouncing the backtowork deci sion The 63 year old labor leader central figure in countless wrangles with management gov ernment and union colleagues took one more rap at the war la bor board as he yielded to Mr Roosevelts command His announcement followed closely a telegram from Interior Secretary Ickes expecting that you will direct the members of the united mine workers to re turn to Ickes has been op erating the mines since May 1 when President Roosevelt ordered them taken over by the govern ment The fuels administrator Ickes is a dnly emstitated agent of the garernnent and we desire to with him said Lewis We has the assurance of the president that as soon as the mine workers return the disposi Tony Garufis 44 Manager of United Cigar Store Dies Funeral Arrangements for Local Businessman Are Not Complete Tony N Garufis 44 operator of the United Cigar store at State and Federal avenue died at a local hospital Saturday morning following a lingering illness He had been a resident of Mason City for the past 25 years Mr Garufis was born Feb 2 1899 in Greece He came to the United States as a boy of 14 years and had resided in Wish ing ton D C Estherville Iowa Gary Ind and Iowa Falls be fore moving to Mason City He was a member of Harding Masonic lodge of Mason City the Greek Orthodox church and the AHEPA lodge He made his home at 647 East State street Surviving are his wife and four daughters Helen Louise Mao and Katherine four brothers Alex of Mason City and James Gus and the Rev Spiros Garufis of Greece and three sisters Olga Dasklos Des Moines and Helen Soterpulor and Georgia Brousia GARUFIS of Greece also survive Funeral complete home in charge arrangements are no The Major funeral tion of the dispute will forthwith proceed The miners are demanding S2 a day what they say is payment lor the amount ol time they use traveling under Spain Urges Humanizing ground the old portalloportal P T i 5Ls of Air Raids issue The operators proximately 80 cents to 1 Lewis turned that down then suggested MADRID a temporary agreement at government which the producers refused to ac rl i wWd humanize aerial bomb iuurrpomi plan which it said raiseda singular Spain war labor board Negotiations other nation were technically scheduled to re sume at 9 a m CWT Saturday Yet they should not proceed under the WLBs dictum that any parley over wage disputes while a strike is in progress is coercive This strike has been called off but not until Monday Nevertheless it was expected that some bargaining spade work could be done immediately on the theory that to all intents and purposes the walkout is over Mr Roosevelts wishes that the strike end and the WLB handle the controversy according to pro cedure adopted for all wartime labor arguments thus were obeyed The president made it plain Thursday when he demand ed an end to the strike that the WLB was not to be bypassed de spite Lewis aversion to this agency In his final crack at the board Lewis said These Httle strutting men of the WLB have sought to place upon the miners the responsibility for this work stoppage which rests actually on their own smug A note also said that Generalis simo Franco senta special mes sage to the United States in that connection through Myron C Taylor when he was in Madric last year enroute from the Vati shoulders Fearful lest a solution be reached under auspices not com patible with the self importance of the WLB that body on Wednes day maliciously commanded that these negotiations cease forthwith This piously arrogant attitude is consistent with their earlier un lawful directives forbidding col lective bargaining negotiations ex cept under their capricious aus pices CHINESE TAKE KUNGAN BASE Continued Advances Against Japs Reported CHUNGKING SVUnchecked Chinese forces recaptured Kun gan one of the bases in South Hu peh province from which the Japanese launched their abortive drive on the Upper Yangtze front the high command said in a com munique Saturday night Kungan is 65 miles southeast of Ichang the main Japanese base and slightly south of the Yang tze The communique said more than half the enemy troops at Kungan were wiped out and the rest re treated The Chinese said they had cap tured an important point on the outer defenses of Icbang and re pulsed a Japanese thrust to the north from Suihsien about 100 miles northwest of Hankow Boy SUaivs fT wrier Wy Bonds an GMxGafett 4 The Spanish A communique said that Spaii faxored neither one nation nor another in her campaign stating that both sides had received pre vious Spanish proposals concern ing air bombing unfavorably The fourpoint Spanish propos al was 1 That belligerents themselves declare zones in enemy terrHorj which in their opinion constituti objectives for total bombard ment based on militaryimport ance 2 That other zones be declare partial objectives and be div ided into bombardable zones dangerous zones and unborn bardable or security zone 3 That regions in which there are no military objectives or wherein such objectives are in significant be declared non bombardable zones 4 That a permanent neutra committee be established similai to prisoner exchange committees of the last war to watch ihe zones le state Fritlav te heaviest v where bombing is nol jermittcd cipitation bcin8 31 inches unrf j A t Jill e f7 nf ir f and otherwise regulate terms the agreement REGISTER FOR FARM WORK unawa and Marshalltown i LhC jSht was 46 and Tuesday for farm work LAVAL 200000 WORKERS MUST GOTO GERMANY Orders French 1942 Military Class to Mobilize for Labor LONDON Pierre Laval or deredFrances 1942 military class nobilized for work Friday nighl jnd toW the French people that 200000 more workers must go to Germany as the result of a diffi cult journey he made recently Speaking on the Paris radio the chief of government said French volunteers at the east ern front Russia demand that we equal their sacrifice I have decided to call up the 1942 clas without exception for work in order to avoid arbitrariness They will all go without exception I tell all not to withdraw from this obligation Present yourselves to the callingup authorities Rigorous measures will be taken against anyone who tries to avoid the callup Two hundred thousand workers must go as the result of a convention between Germany and France between March 1 and July 1 Many have said that during my recent trip to Germany 1 had to agree to string ent measures This is entirely untrue On the contrary Hitler was cordial and understanding He declared I bear with you the burden of defeat in the loss of north Africa astillo Resigns Freed by New Argentina Government About 50 Soldiers Killed in One Day Revolt Dispatch Says JUNE 2NAVY Forced Landing Made in Sea Body Lost WASHINGTON nav department announced that Nile Kinnick was lost June 2 when hi airplane made a forced landing at sea A crash boat arrived at the scene within a few minutes bu found no trace of Kinnick who had been seen to fall free of the plane the navy said More Showers Cool Weather Forecast in Iowa by Weatherman DES MOINES show crs and cool weather were fore cast for Iowa Saturday and Sat urday night by the weathc bureau Rain fell in scattered sections o the state Friday tile heaviest pre Clarinda Atlantics 67 of an incl was ihe next heaviest Other pre cipitation Creston 57 of an inch DCS Moines 53 Albia 4G an Amos 45 Highest reading Friday was Forest City and Mason City BUENOS AIRES Argentina Argentine official broad casting station announced in a communique Saturday that Ramon had signed bis resignation is president of Argentina and was shortly after surrender ng to the forces of a military unta which Friday carried hrough a successful revolt The announcement was made shortly after Castillo and Navy Minister Mario Finrati had sur rendered to the military com mander of the army garrison at La Plata Buenos Aires pro vince upon returning from Uru guay in the navy minesweeper Drummonil Daniel Ainadco Videla minister of agriculture also was arrested on his arrival by special plane from Montevideo Uruguay on or ders the military junta headed by Gen Arluro Rawson Foreign Minister Enrique Rmr Guinezau and other members of the cabinet were left free Argentinas oneday revolution cost the lives of about 50 soldiers it was disclosed as the new mili tary junta headed by proally Gen Artino Rawson banned all1 celebration of the overthrow of President Ramon Castillos gov ernment and ordered the country back to work Leaders of the revolt slept late in the government house after at tending a wake for the soldiers who were killed in Fridays only serinusclasbat the navaUenghit eering school It previously had been announced that only one sol dier and 14 civilians were killed as 7000 troops under Rawson inarched into the city and forced Castillo and his cabinet to flee A dispatch from Montevideo Uruguay said five members of Cas tillos cabinet reached there Satur day aboard Ihe Uruguayan gun boat Salto Castillo wasVon the Argentine minesweeper LEADS ARGENTINE REVOLT Pedro Ramirez described as lackine a political background led a nearly blood less revolt June 4 and ousted the reactionary regime of Presi dent Ramon Castillo who fled to a navy gunboat on minesweeper which lie passed the night at anchorage off Colonia Uruguay Buenos Aires was back al most to normal Shops were open and complete order pre vailed Onlookers crowded the Plaza de Mayo but they were prevented by a military guard from passing alongside govern ment house The last official orders given by General Rawson before the dawn spiked any plans there might have been for a celebration He said Saturday would not be a holiday and that all public officials should attend to their jobs A strict censorship had been clamped on all publications and communications Police in the province of San Juan arrested edi tors of the newspaper La Accion because it announced the revolt on bill boards News of the revolt ap WALTERS NAMED OPA LEADER in Des Moines District DES MOINES ment of Rac E Walters of Harlan as administrator of the DCS Moineb district office of price adminis tration was announced Saturday by Raymond S ATcKeough re gional OPA administrator for the midwest area Walters will succeed Robert B Adams of Odcbolt who wa named lo the post May 8 1B42 McKcough announced Tuesday thai Adams had fileci his resigna tion effective Saturday Adams i republican has been serving without pay and it was announced that Walters a demo crat nlso would serve without compensation Walters will take office Monday Walters is one of the original members and chairman of the Shelby county rationing board His appointment was announnced simultaneously by McKooughs of fice in Chicago and through the parently wa throughout the received country calmly though troops were restricted to their bar racks os a safety measure II was reported thai the leaders of the military council probably reaame rriaav was 7 n i i i V NEW SUBMACHINE newest submachine v by Cpl Lloyd Ricketts of Fort Myer Va The new 45caliber weapon developed by the army ordnance department weighs less than nine pounds can fne 450 rounds a minute and is particularly well adapted for use by amphibious troops being unaffect ed by salt water This is an official United States army photo ernment Roberto Repetto presi dent of the supreme court said he had received no further word from Castillo since a message of Friday in which Castillo declared he still was president and would rule the country from the minesweeeper Drummond The international significance of Fridays bold stroke by Gen Rawson and other military lead ers in forcing President Ramon Castillo to flee to an Argentine warship still was not clear but Iherc these factors 1 One of the first acts of he provisional government was the arrest of a prominent proaxis Manuel Fresco 2 One of several proclama tions said to have been issued by Kawscn pledged Argentinas Moperatfen in a Ameri can onion of collaboration and compliance with oor inter national pacts 5Prodemocratic newspap published an announce ment emanate from ihe com Hiante with a rewtatwn oy the conference of Ameri foreign Ministers at Rfe de Janeiro recommending that all American republics break with axis These newspapers aJso called the revolt demo cratic in character Some reports however indi cated the objectives of Ihe revo lutionaries largely domes tic Plan Most Powerful Blow at Axis ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA June layed Prime Minister Churchill md Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden with the American and British chiefs of staff Gen George C Marshall and Gen Sir Allan Brooke held conferences in the past week with allied military air and naval commanders in north Africa on details of a plan for striking the most powerful pos sible blow at the axis it was an nounced Friday The talks it wus suid were a continuation of the Washington conferences between Churchill and President Roosevelt and amone their advisors on strat egy and involved pulling into effect the general plans decided upon in Washington Gen George C Marshall U S liief of staff and Gen Sir Alan irooke chief of the British gen eral staff looked over with iuircliill the scene of the final defeat of axis forces in Africa The Churchill visit disclosed ny Friday was said to be a con imiation of the recent Washing ton conference during which the Titestion of how tnd where the al lies could best employ their forces lo attainvictory in the shortest possible lime was taken up A BBC broadcast recorded by NBC quoted Gen Geoige C Mar shall United Slales chief of staff as saying while in north Africa that we are out to win this war in the quickest and most econom ical way The greatest need he was quoted as saying was for long range planning in which the con tinuity of offensives was a para mount item BBC snicl its repor was from its correspondent in North Africa Gen Dwight Eisenhower Gen Sir Harold Alexander Air OPA office herc Walters operates a renderin plant and hatchery at Harlan and elevators at Harlan Corley and Elk Horn His appointment had been considered likely s i n c c Adnms resigned Walters was born at Tipton and lived in Cedar H a p i cl s from ISDfi to 18D8 when his par ents moved to a farm near Galva In 1909 he became manager of an elevator in Galva and after five years in that position moved to a nearby farm which he operated 1 years In 1924 Walters started the Har lan Rendering company and in 1035 he expanded into the feed and seed business He has two farms in Selby county He is serving his lenlh year as a member of the Harlan board of education is a leader in various community and civic organiza tions Mr and Mrs Walters have three children Weather Report FORECAST MASON cooler Saturday afternoon and Satur day night continued cool Sun day forenoon fresh to strong winds IOWA Showers Saturday after noon moderate to heavy show ers and thunderstorms Satur day night and Sunday forenoon slowly rising temperature Sat urday and Sunday forenoon gentle to moderate winds Sat urday nighl IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 68 Minimum Friday night 46 At 8 a m Saturday 50 YEAR AGO Maximum Rfl Minimum 69 GENERAL MAUSHAU in North Africa Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Ted der and other military leaders participated in the talks here After his arrival by air in Tu nisin Hie prime minister ad dressed 3000 troops iu the ancient anipilhcater of Carthage as a INVASION TALK AT NEW PEAK IN LONDON PRESS Rome Radio Nervously Broadcasts That The Attack Is Coming By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Eluding a sky trap set by the Germans Prime Minister Churcli 11 flew back lo London Saturday and immediatelycalled his war abinct and military chiefs to No 0 Downing to hart final details for lour of nil allied invasion of Surope Coincident with Churchills 1 o m e c o m i n g invasion talk its highest pitch in Lon don newspapers and the Rome nervously declared The attack is coming Bearing momentous secrets on allied strategy shaped with Vresidenl Hoosevclt at the Washington war council Churchill returned to England via North Africa where he con ferred with Gen Dxvight D Eis enhower and visited the British and American armies fresh frum their conquest of Tunisia Enroutc home Churchills plane was escorted by fighter craft and the flight was timed to pass the axispatrolled Boy of Biscay by night with no moon London sources expressed belief that the Germans were gunning lor Churchill when they shot down a LisbontoLondpn air liner over the Bay Biscay on Tuesday apparently plunging Film Slav Leslie Howard and 12 other pas sengers to While the Italian radio called upon the garrison at bombbat tered Pantelleria to stand firm against any allied landing dis patches from Rome told of thou sands refugees Ilecing north ward from Sicily and ignoring decrees for them lo re main at home The Home correspondent of Ihe Swiss Tribune de Geneve said Ihe population of Rome had skyrocketed in 2500000 a mil lion marc than the census fig ure of a few months ago and described Messina Palermo Trapani and Cagliuri as scenes of fireblackened devastation The great port of Nagles was likewise pictured as laid in ruins Big liberators plastered the air drome with nearly 125 tons o ex plosives setting huge fires among hangars and administration build ings All returned safely At the same time LtGen Carl A Spaatz airmen inflicted fresh navoc on the Italian Gibraltar at Pantelleria bombed Ciciiy and struck at Catanzaro on the sole of the Italian boot Meanwhile nazi propaganda minister Goebbels sought to horn in on the war of nerves with a broadcast asserting thai Germany is on the eve of launching an un expected offensive against Ihe al lies Presumably the broadcast was meant to cheer up the hapless Italians for other reports indi bright sun cast a glow over ruins the Cheers from the soldiers g among Ihe structures sprawl ing pillars produced an unusual accoustical effeel Churchill covered some 70 miles by car in Tunisia visiting many British and American units which had fought in tlic battle Looking extremely rit and wear ing a light grey tropical suit and pith helmet be walked before various detachments at inspec tions smiling giving the Vsalute and often personally congratulat ing the men He also addressed the personnel of one air field The prime minister lunched with Air Marshal Sir Arthur Con ingham chief of allied air forces in Tunisia He had a talk with Gen Alphonse Juin French field commander He conferred informally with war correspondents on his return lo African headquarters He also conferred with Gen Henri Giraucl U S Minister Robert Murphy and British minister Harold Murphy on political developments He had talked with Gen Charles De Gaulle before leaving London 51 MEN ENROLLED CEDAR FALLS 51 men were among the 243 stu dents enrolled at Iowa SUitc Teachers college this week for the summer term SIH WINSTON CHURCHILL to Knc   

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