Friday, September 29, 1944

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMf DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Prca rod Unittd Press Full Leased Cents Copyk MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1944 This Facer Consists ci Two NO SflT Dairy Output Stepped Up in Scotland By W EARL IIALL GlobeGazette Manas ing Editor WITHIN SIGHT OF BELFORT PASS Letter No 29 Killearn By Army Bomber hint if not the full story of how the British isles have stepped up food produc tion to meet the requirements of war was pro vided to me this afternoon when I had lunch and tea with Sir George Wilson and tramped over his 600 acre far in mostly devoted to dairying in this gorgeous South of Scot land area along Loch Lomond Whereas in the days before the war the islands produced ap proximately 30 percent of their food the percentage of home pro duction this year will run some where between 70 and 80 Sir George specializes on the Ayrshire breed of cattle Although a graduate of Cambridge univer sity with honors in chemistry his principal interest has always been agricultural With the aid of an uncommonly able young farm manager William Duncan be operates the sizable ancestral estate Along with his agricultural pur suit he is president of the Scotch milk producers board with a some 6000 dairy farmers and he finds time to serve on the governing board of one of Scotlands 4 agricultural colleges His language is a rich mixture ofCambridge and the Scotch burr Our first stop following a de licious lunch at a Killearn inn was in a grazing plot for sheep Next we visited awheat plot ex pected to produce about 40 bush els to the acre Oats oddly enough average only a little more Both wheat and oats have about a 4 f oot straw Because Scotland seldom has a temperature as high as 80 degrees she iS barred from growing corn known as All small are f called To take thclplaceorcoriPm livestock diet the Scotch have de veloped a special type of bean known as cars e The 4foot stalk of this soy beans but appreciably is literally covered with bulky pods About Oct 1 these are har vested dried in the poos and then ground up for cattle feed rich in protein Our cows really go for it Sir George assured me Grazing fields are cut up into plots of 6 to 8 acres divided from coaches each other by a maze of hawOmaha thome hedgerows Cattle are turned into the individual plot for only 2 or 3 days at a time then moyed on to another plot Our next stop was at the milk ing of them with cement floors automatic drinking foun tains for each animal and milking machines of the very latest type Another building was given over to cooling sterilizing and bottling the milk for housetohouse de livery in Glasgow about 20 mUes distant The entire milking operation I learned with interest is handled by young women of the land army When our party arrived latein the afternoon one crew was busy wiping the udders of the cows while another crew set up the milking machines in the cen ter aisle between the stanchioned animals The average earnings of the girls I discovered is about SIS a week Out of which they must pay a modest amount for food and in cidentals In the end it is be lieved they net almost as much as theaverage woman in British industry After a delicious tea in the home of the Tfarm really was little short of party in 2 tiny cars moved on to Glasgow with a detour around the fabled Loch Lomond of yon 9 Die in Iowa R R Wreck 100 HURT WHEN FREIGHT PLOWS INTO COACHES Wreckage Scattered for Half Mile on NW at Missouri Valley Missouri VaUey AP fast freight plowed into a passenger train knocked 5 cars on their backs and in the wreckage scattered over half a mile left 9 known dead and about 100 injured of whom 47 received treatment in Council Bluffs hospitals Fri day Two of the injured were reported in extremely critical condition Three soldiers whose names were withheld by Fort Crook Nebr officers until next of kin could be notified were among tbose who died in the crash of the Z Chicago and North Western line trains at about p m CWT Thursday on the outskirts of Mis souri Valley Seventh service command offi cials later Friday identified the soldiers as Pvt Henry Oscar Elo Lawler Minn Pvt Leo D Hen sen Williston N Dak and Pvt Steve Steenhoven Hull Iowa The other victims were tenta tively identified as follows Mr and Mrs Ben White Coun cil Bluffs Edwin Mayer SO Ash landNebr Ida vffle Paul G Spraish Luverne Minn and the 2year old daugh ter of IMrs Agnes Steenhoven Hull Critically injured were the baby daughter of Charles Erwin ad dress unavailable whose skull was reported split and a soldier Chester Hallberg Worthington Minn The freight train the Calumet which makes a regular Omaha to Chicago run struck one of the Sioux City to passenger train which a railroad official said was on a switch at the time The bag gage lounge and 3 coach cars of the passenger train were knocked from the tracks A large number of the passen gers were soldiers many of whom assisted in rescue work One Pvt Neal Hnllette of Rob ert Idaho himself suffering from a back injury cradled a frightened young mother Mrs Lynn Briley and her 16 months old son of Sioux City in his arms and car ried them 2blocks toward a wait ing ambulance As he neared the vehicle he staggered and col lapsed The 3 were taken to a Council Bluffs hospital Roosevelt Orders Speedup of Plans to Make Germany Harmless Following War Washington Roosevelt Friday ordered a speedup in American plans for making Germany harmless after the war and specifically put the job under state department guidance The order was issued in a letter to Leo T Crowley chief of the foreign economic and while it covered nonGerman subjects in its 8 points it appar ently is the outgrowth of the sharp division in the presidents postwar cabinet committee over a German peace plan submitted by Secretary Morgenthau This division reflected a funda mental policy disagreement be tween Secretaries Stimson and Hull on the one hand and Mor genthau who proposed the virtual deindustrialization of Germany when German resistance collapses or something more longrange Those are Z points that people get up he said Officials associated with the committee and intimately familiar with its work sources from which word of the split was orig inally reported have considered German problems divided into 3 phases 1 the present period of invasion conquest 2 the im mediate postwar period of mili to prevent its making future wars tary occupation and 3 the long Hull and the state department which tioned had exercised unques direction of longrange SUB OFFICERS CAPTURED IN submarine officers captured by the allies during the fighting for the French port of Brest wait with their luggage for trans portation to a prisoner of war base ing First person I saw he con tinued was a dead soldier I picked up a civilian and carried him to the ambulance but he died justas I got there Later the body of Mrs McLar nan was taken to Moville Iowa Ray Hunyon of Boone was en gineer of the freight train He was too shaken by the tragedy to discuss it Railroad crews worked through the night clearing the tracks of the wreckage Meanwhile traffic was being rerouted over the Illi nois Central tracks Some of Injured Persons Are Listed Council Bluffs The fol lowing who were among an esti mated 100 persons injured Thurs day night in the Chicago and North Western line train wreck at Missouri Valley were treated in hospitals here for injuries Cpl and Mrs Marie Selland and their 8 month old daughter all of Big Field Tex Cpl Selland removed to Ft Crook Nebr Mr and Mrs Henry A Braun 36 Butterfield Minn James Lee Wemple 21 naval air station Ottumwa Iowa Miss Weidenbach Avon S Dak Mrs Fred Ogilvie Sioux Falls S Dak Miss Agatha Penner Butter field Minn Mrs John Anderson San Mar cus Tex Mrs Waugh and her children Frankie and Margaret of 620 av enue D Council Bluffs Mrs Agnes Steenhoven Hull Iowa mother of one dead baby Choice of Bargaining Agent Close in Vote Ottumwa of a bar gaining agent for employes oE the Iowa Southern Utilities company remains undecided following one of the closest labor elections on record held this week Of 227 votescast in the 14 com munities served by the company 75 favored the A F of L union 73 the independent unionand 72 the CIO Because jority the national labor board will rule on the 7 challenged votes and then select the 2 highest unions for a runoff election URGE SCRAPPING WAGE FORMULA F R Labor Advisory Group Makes Report Washington P resident Roosevelts labor advisory com nitteef composed of AFL arid CIO eadJersrrecommended to him Frir SENGENBAUGH IS FREED BY JURY Suspended Policeman Is Found Not Guilty Sioux City 5 hours of deliberation ajury of 7 women and 5 men Friday night returned a verdict of not guilty for Harry Sencenbaugh suspended police man charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Soldiers and sailors who were Mrs Elinor Feeney Oakland bonny banksand braes yon bonny It didnt make me write any poetry Nothing could Im afraid But it did make me wish I could write poetry water crystal clear wooded banks heathercovered moors in the dis tance In all particulars rural Scot land has lived riip to advance no tices My only regret is that Iaf operating of necessity on a tight schedule Heres one place where Id like to tarry for a while Argentina Closes Door to War Criminals Buenos Aires UR The gov ernment was revealed Friday to have closed its doors to axis war criminals forbidding them to en ter the country or make deposits or purchases in Argentina The actions were announced in an of ficial statement by the foreign of ficewhich said it was uncon ceivable that informed quarters could have accepted as true press reportsin Great Britain and other countries that axis war criminals could be granted asylum here passengers on the train sprang into action organizing rescue squads and extricating the in jured shortly after the cars top pled off the tracks They used crowbars in some instances to aid in the removal of victims Willard Dale editor of the Mis souri Valley Times said he saw soldiers picking themselves up when he arrived at the scene shortly after the crash cut the wires of fences nearby to permit ambulances and trucks to back up the embank ment to carry away the dead and injured he observed The in jured were brought to homes in Missouri Valley We have only 2 or3 ambulances in town so trucks had to be used Army ambulances from Fort Crook came here to assist in re moving the dead and injured The 3 soldiers who died in the crash were taken to Fort Crook The bodies of Mayer White and the Steenhoven child were removed to Council Bluffs and the bodies of Spraisli Mrs White and Mrs McLarnan remained here Ambulances also came from Omaha arid Council Bluffs All available doctors in Council Bluffs were called to help care for the injured George Williams 41 Williams who had been ar Cal Mrs Lynn Briley and her 16 month old baby 101 South Helen St Sioux City Luella Ansorge 29 114 South 37 St Omaha Clarence J Touchelte 34 East St Louis III Pvt Neal Hullette Roberts Idaho enroute on furlough from Camp McCoy Wis Mrs Moore Hastings Nebr Mrs H Horner Aberdeen S Dak Eloise Scarvick Brook Minn Willie Stanberry Sioux City Iowa Mrs Chester Halburg Worth ington Minn wife of the criti cally injured soldier The following victims were listed without addresses Marrill Kuhlman re moved to Ft Crook Nebr Donald Berry soldier rank un available now at Ft Crook John A Anderson soldier rank unavailable now at Ft Crook Mrs Honner Corbiel and her 3 daughters Wilma Eloise and rested for intoxication June 2 wa taken to a hospital the next day and died June 12 of a skull frac ture The state had charged that Wil Hams had died as a result of blow received during his arrest by Sen cenbaugh A police surgeon tes lifted Thursday that Williams dt not have a skull fracture whe brought to the police station b Sencenbaugh Former President of Illinois Central Dies New York E Williamson 68 who recently re signed from the presidency of th New York Central railroad be cause of illness died here Friday formula be scrapped but got no mpression from him members aid how he feels about the pro osal The lbor advisory committee is leaded by William Green of the American Federation of Labor and hilip Murray of the Congress of ndustrial Organizations Both men said after the meeting hat they told Mr Roosevelt the ittle steel formula is outmoded and should be revised upward The formula limits wartime ncreases to 15 per cent above fanuary 1941 levels It is under attack now in sev eral cases pending before the war abor board Green said the president asked many questions during the discus sion on relaxing wage policies but made no comments whatsoever I added Murray got no in dication how he the president feels about itv German planning until Morgen thau won attention for his plan have tentatively counted on res toration Germanys industrial economy under ruthless allied controls Under the presidents or der Friday this policy now appar ently is to prevail Point 7 of the presidents letter to Crowley said You have been making studies from the economic standpoint of what should be done after the surrender of Germany to control its power and capacity to make war in the future This work must be accelerated and under the guidance of the department of state you should furnish assistance in work and when requested to do so in per sonnel by makingavailable spe cialists to work with authorities the andsuch other American agencies and officials as participate with the united nations in seeing to it that Germany does not become a menace again to succeeding gen erations Other than on this point Mr Roosevelts order to Crowley cov ered what FEA should do in read Justine its longstanding opera tions to the defeat of Germany Lendlease should conMnue to be furnished in whatever amounts are necessary for the most ef fective prosecution of the war he said making clear that this meant the flow of lendlease aid should be continued as needed to defeat Japan as well as Germany range period in which the future of Germany must be finally set tled It is policy for the latter phase that has been under dis cussion In advising Crowley on future operations of the foreign economic administration when the military resistance of nazi Germany ends Mr Roosevelt directed 1 Exports controls should be re laxed as quickly and fully as pos sible to promote international trade by affording increased op portunity for private industry and private trade 2 Strategic and critical raw ma terials which FEA has purchased abroad should be adjusted to meet the reduced needs of waging the war against Japan 3 Preclusive buying has already passed its peak but should be con tinued in so far as necessary to aid the war against Japan 4Economic warfare concerned the enemys wai potential must be focused on Ja pan YANKEES FIGHT OFF ASSAULTS BY NAZI FORCES Pattons Men Knock Out 82 Tanks Press Ahead 3 to 5 Miles London fa o y s of 2 American armies on the southern end of the allied front advanced to within sight of the famous Belfort Pass Friday and worked forward to within 20 to 25 miles of the 4 main passes through the Vos ges mountains French windows looking across the Rhine into Germany Twenty miles north of Aachen the U S first army gained a mile at I Echterbosch along the GermanDutch border Fighting off repeated German counterattacks through a chill Si 1 Claims Pig Jumped Off Porch Attacked Him Denver unidentified householder called police head quarters with the complaint that a passerby had hammered on his door with the charge that your pig just jumped off the porch and attacked policedashed to the scene Sure enough there was a 300 pourid porkerevident ly lost off a stocktruck Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy The president raised the subject of the FEA letter himself at his news conference but did not identify it as connected with his expected comment on German peace policy except by reading the paragraph heading which dis closed that subject was covered A newsman then asked whether the letter covered the reported split in the cabinet committee The president replied that was just newspaper talk that there had been no split that every story on that subject had been essentially untrue in the basic facts He did not expand which facts he had in mind At another point Mr Roosevelt was asked whether the cabinet committee of which Hull is chair man would have another meeting The committee has been meeting all along the president said but no specific meeting is now planned Then the president said there has been a lot of confusion of this question what is postwar Is it 5 Lendlease should be contin ued to the extent necessary to de feat Japan as quickly as possible 6 Surplus property accumula tions as a result of FEA purchas ing programs abroad should be avoided 7 Control of the warmaking powers of Germany must be a sub ject of accelerated study 8 Reconstruction and future foreign trade Of the first the pres ident said that it is in the interest of this country and the rest of the united nations that the destruc tion and devastation of war be re paired and that the foundations for a secure peace be laid Of for eign trade he said that any im provement in economic conditions in this country will improve the condition of peaceloving peoples of the world and aid materially in the building of a durable peace drizzle Lt Gen George S Pattons 3rd army and Lt Gen Alexander m M Patchs 7th army marked up advances of 3 to 5 most impressive gains of any on an al lied front bristling with menacing offensives Pattons men alone knocked out 82 tanks Thursday in the advance it was announced from the field Eight or 10 villages were captured by the 2 armies and Belfort at the entrance to the strategic gap was only 11 miles awayv A largerStalebattle was devel T1 oping for Sambervillcrs 30 miles J W southeast of Nancy and 50miles north of the gap with the Ameri cans only 3 Ms miles south of that center of an important web of highways and 8 miles to the north TIGERS DEFEAT SENATORS 52 SPORTS BULLETIN Briggs Stadium Detroit The Detroit Tigers increased their American league lead to a game and a half temporarily at least when they defeated the Washing ton Senators 5 to 2 in the first game of a double header Friday Celesta Charles Erwin and his son University of Pvt Charles Jack Larson a Illinois student Bland both of Sioux City met at the railroad station there renewed an old school friendship boarded the train and found seats on the rear car of the train We were just crossing the switch at Missouri Valley Lar son related We were moving kind of slow when we felt the jerk At first I though it was the train coming to a jerky stop Then we heard the crunching sound as the cars went over Bland said people were scream Thomas father and brother reported the Charlotte Envin critically injured Miss Clara Boyc Mrs Oscar Docken Mrs Henry Brown Mrs Florence Norton E J Dunn Mrs E W Farnworth Mrs William Hudson Mrs Chester Holiday Mrs Floyd King Joan Henderson Mrs Homer Corbet and Donald Berry AGED WOMAN DIES George A Beer 77 died Thursday morning at her home at 408 Decorah avenue She had been in bed the past 6 months and in failing health for almost 2 years She leaves her husband and 7 children Weather Report FORECAST Mason Citn Fair with rising temperatures Friday night and Saturday morning showers and cooler Saturday afternoon and night winds becoming fresh to moderate Saturday Iowa Fair with rising tempera tures Friday and Saturday ex of it To the north meanwhile the British 2nd army closed up to the Maas Meuse in Holland along a 20 mile front from 2 to 3 miles from the German border in a bulging movement south of Kleve and beat off 3 counterattacks from the reichswald the forest concen tration center just below that Siegfried anchor In a coordinated drive the U S first army smashed bitter re sistance on the GermanDutch border 6 miles northeast of Slt tard The mile advance here was scored by American cavalry First army artillery bombarded a column 42 vehicles with 1000 men in a woods northeast of Aach en and allied planes shot up 30 railroad cars and cut rail lines at 53 places Below Aachen at the lower corner of Luxembourg the 1st army also pushed the front tothe German border at yet another place capturing Remich Along the channel Canadians overran the last of the big Ger man crosschannel guns which had boomed at Britain from Cap Gris Nez for 4 years and attacked anew at Calnis after a 10 hour over night lull in which the German commander asked for an armistice to receive surrender terms He was told that only his uncondi tional surrender would be re ceived and the battle was re sumed Remich is on the Moselle bound ary between Luxembourg and Germany 11 miles southeast of the city of Luxembourg and 20 miles southwest ot the German city Trier There was no word from the first armys salient through the Hurtgcn forest 14 miles southeast of besieged Aachen in the push toward the Rhine at Cologne cept showers and cooler in the Therc the biggest allied guns1 NEW U S JETPROPELLED pictures of Airacomet first American jetpropelled plane present it top in flight side view and bottom on ground front view withtwin intake vents The new Bell Aircraft fighter has not yet been in combat but is known to have high speed and ahigh ceiling northwest portion Saturday aft ernoon winds becoming fresh to strong Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night followed by light rain and colder ex treme portion late Friday night and entire state by Saturday night Fresh to occasionally strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 64 Minimum Thursday night 34 At 8 a m Friday 37 With the mercury dipping to 34 at the KGLO transmitter and 33 at the American Crystal Sugar company observatory light frost was observed Little if any damage to tender garden crops was be lieved to have occurred YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 47 10 been duelling with German batteries and knock ing at strategic targets Field Marshal Sir Bernard L Montgomerys 21st army group forces pushing out westward from their salient in Holland where they threatened to cut off some 200000 Germans also moved to within 5 miles S Hertogen bosch and closing in from the south extended their bridgehead over the AntwerpTurnhout canal But the fiercest fighting was to the south Gen Pattons 3rd army struck 5 miles due east of PontAMous son between Mctz and Nancy and liberated PortSurSeile Thirteen to 20 miles in an arc northeast and east of Nancy the 3rd held firm against 4 major counterattacks near Pettoncourt Bezange and Coincourt and smashed ahead to high ground in the forest of Parroy It was in and around that for est that the Germans rushed la