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   Brainerd Daily Dispatch, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1943, Brainerd, Minnesota                                A Dime OK: of Every Dollar im 'U.S. Wtr Bomb THE BRAINERD DAILY DISPATCH "to serve as best we can FOR VICTOR YJ" Wat BUY WAR BONDS OR STAMPS In the Heart ol the Lake Region 74 BRAINERD, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1943 VOL. 57 YANK RS POUND NAZIS State Legion Commander Asks Aid to Veterans Declaring that the road to Berlin and Tokyo is still long, H. L. (Hub) Cave, Truman, Department Commander of the Minnesota American Legion, told Sixth district Legionnaires and auxiliary members last night that the present big job of the Legion' and Auxiliary is care of the returning service people of the present war. "We of the American Legion an Auxiliary." said the commandei fint want the veterans of tin preseit war to face the problem! that confronted we veterans of thi first war when we returned from the service. "Already the wounded of this war are returning- to this countrj and are finding care in the many veterans hospitals prepared for them by the American Legion am other war service organizations. Welfare Problem "We of the Legion must look aft- er the welfare of these men and women. We must see that their jobs are restored to them and thai their hospitalization is complete. "The war in Europe has not started." he said, "so far as our troops are concerned. It is a long way to Berlin and Tokyo and cas- ualties will be many. We must not let these veterans down." The commanden spoke at a rally of Legionnaires and Auxiliary members held in the Legion hall here and presided over by District Commander Arthur Nelson of Iron- ton and District Presidnt, Mrs Mike Millner of Bertha. President Speaks Mrs. A. L. Christenson, Wadena, depaitment piesident of the Aux- iliaiy, also a speaker, dwelt upon statistics of organization and ac- complishments of the Auxiliary working in conjunction with the Legion in the interests of return- ing soldiers of the present war. Both Commander Cave and Pres- ident Christenson urged recruiting for the Legion and Auxiliary from the ranks of returning veterans and their families. The rally was attended by aux- iliary and Legion members from Bramerd, Wadena, Bertha, Staples, Little Falls, Crosby, Ironton, Aitkin, Pequot Lakes and Motley. A baked bean supper served by the Auxiliary, followed the rally meeting. ALLEGED TORTURE SLAYERS ESCAPE COLORADO JAIL STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. watched highways in two states today for two desperate Cleburne, Tex., ex-convict brothers who escaped from the Routt coun- ty jail yesterday with the sheriff's automobile, all the revolvers, rifles and riot guns in the jail and a plentiful supply of ammunition. The brothers, Randel and O. B. Thornberry, attacked Sheriff Ern- est Todd when ho entered their cell with writing paper. They beat him into unconsciousness and locked him in the cell, delaying for five hours the sounding of an alarm. The brothers, both of whom have served terms in Texas prisons, were awaiting trial for the "torture" murder of a crippled sheepherder, body was found in his wagon lonely range country in August. Police obtained a confession from the two that they bound the crip- ple tightly after robbing him of his money and possessions In Conference Marshal Pietro Badoglto of Italy at an undisclosed location to meet members of allied mili- tary mission. (Signal Corps ra- diotelephoto; from VOTE TO UNITE STATE EPISCOPAL CHURCH DIOCESES CLEVELAND house of deputies of the protestant Episco- pal church today voted to reunite he dioceses of Minnesota and Du- uth into one diocese. The move ireviously had been approved by he house of bishops at the church's erminal general convention. The very Rev. Charles P. Deems f Minneapolis, the Rev. John S. Higgins and David E. Bronson, all f Minneapolis (Minnesota Diocese) and the Rev. Ernest C- Biller, St. iloud, (Duluth Diocese) spoke in avor of the resolution. Those op- osed were the Rev. John M. Hen- essy, Hibbing, Rev. E. G. Barrow, Brainerd, .and the Rev. George A. mith of the Ojibway Missions in he Duluth Diocese. rormer Marshal Dies in Fall from Tower WORTHINGTON, Minn. 'rancis McDonald, 33, former lona ight marshal, was dead today of njuries suffered from a fall from he 70-foot Worthington village ower. McDonald was employed on a overnment project near here, but ad taken painting of the tower or extra money during a vacation. tis widow and six children sur- ive. WORLD BANK IS PROPOSED FOR POST-WAR LOANS WASHINGTON United States toady proposed establish- ment of a world bank with in" capital to be used in repairing the devastation of war and developing the world's resourc- es in the future. Dr. Harry D. White, director of the treasury division of monetary re- search and author of the world currency stabilization plan propos- ed by this country, announced the proposal at a press conference last night. He indicated it would be sent for approval to members of the United Nations in the immediate future. It was presented to six congres- sional committees in executive ses- sion late Tuesday. The chief purpose of the bank would be to encourage private fin- ancial concerns in the various coun- tries to provide long-term capital for the sound development of the productive resources of member countries. For Reconstruction Loans would be restricted to re- construction rather than rehabili- tation. They would be made by the bank itself, or by the bank in con- junction with private agencies, [joans made by private capital also would be guaranteed. White would not estimate the share of the United States in the suggested capital. He said it would be a "substantial" amount, but would not run to fifty per cent of the total, One of the bank's chief purposes ivould be to prevent an overlapping of loans by private agencies auch as caused many nations to borrow more than they could pay after the last war. Loans Guaranteed All loans made by the bank or by private capital under its authority would have to be guaranteed by the government of the nation to which tlfey were made. Control of the bank would be ex- ercised by a board of directors composed of one director from each member country. Voting power of each country would be closely re- ated to its shaie of the bank's cap- tal. Upon establishment of the bank, 20 per cent of its capital, or would be paid in immediate- y. The bank would call in addi- ional capital as needed, but could not. ask for more than n any one year. Pastorial 1943 Italian farmers in a buggy pass an American Sherman tank on the no-longer-quiet country road near Salerno. The tank was en route to engage the Germans. TWB pool pictures from OWI.' (NEA Martial Law in Louisiana Parish 4-H Group Will Enter Livestock Show at St. Paul Four 4-H club county fair wm- lers and E. G. Roth, county agri- ulture agent, will leave tomorrow or South St. Paul where they will ttend the annual junior livestock how, Monday, October 11. John Handel of the Long Lake Seavers will take his award win- ing pig: Alfred Woolgar of Ideal lub, a sheep; and Noel Hasskamp f Rabbit Lake, also a sheep. Leo- lard LeDoux of Irondale, who won n award at the fair for turkeys nd Josephine Burgstaler of Dean Lake, who placed high with chic- ens, will also attend although they not enter their poultry. The group will return Thuisday. FIRES CONTINUE IN TIMBER IN BAY LAKE AREA Brush and timber fires whic' broke out in the Eagle Point local ity on Bay lake last week, wer continuing to give forest ranger trouble, Homer Whiting, supervise of the Forestry Bureau here, sai today. While the fires have been checkec from spreading through standin] timber, the fire has worked int pine needle beds and the dried foli age on the ground and is burnin under the ground, Whiting declar ed. A crew of forest fire fighters havi been battling this type of fire fo a week, Whiting said. The forestry supervisor in re marking about the seriousness o forest and brush fires at this sea son, again urged hunters and fish ermen to use all care in camp fire building and smoking in the tim bered areas. "The dry he added "makes smoking and fire building more dangerous than usual in th woods." Hurt Playing Ball, Aged Man Is Dead MINNEAPOLIS   Michael Lawler, 86, retired Seneca, Wis., faimer, died at St. Mary's hospital last night of shock and injuries suffered Oct 7 when he lost his balance and fell while playing ball 3row Wing County Now Raising Turkeys Civilians will have enough turkeys at Thanksgiving and Christmas af- ter all, the American Poulty Jour- nal has revealed, because the arm- ed forces are buying less than two per cent of the total supply. Farmers of Crow Wing county are now raising about birds, a third of be shipped for Army use, farmeis have announc- ed. However, because of the cooler of this part of the state, this county has not sent as many to the armed service as the south- ern producing areas such as Win- ona and Worthington. The first shipment, Thanks- giving birds, was made September 22 and on October 15 another load of about Christmas birds will be sent, it. was stated. Through September the Quailer turkey up to a maximum of 81: cents a pound above the maximum price for the same kind of turkey alive, regardless of whether the de- livery was made from a processing plant or fiom wholesale establish- ment. This month, the OPA an- nounced, in the presence of con- tinuing emeigency need for tur- keys, the Army will pay up to 8 cents a pound as contrasted with 8H cents in September above the maximum price foi the same kind of turkey alive. The action is de- signed to encouiage farmers to has- ten the supply of birds into Army hands Turkeys aie banned fiom the ci- vilian sale list but about October 15 the ban is expected to be lifted so that the buds may bo shipped Fires in Michigan LANSING, Mich. (U.E1 Fores fires, fanned by a 30 to 35 mile wind raged unchecked through valuabl timberland in the upper peninsula today and one tiny fishing village Little Traverse, in Keewenaw coun- ty on Lake Superior, was evacuated flames threatened to destroy the town. More htan men. including Michigan state troops and soldiers were rushed to the northland to fight the fires which already have destroyed more than 3.500 acres of timber, the state conservation de- partment reported Approximately 25 families were evacuted from Little Traverse when fire threatened the town and firefighters feaj-ed they would be unable to check the flames before they reached the shore of Lake Su- perior. One hundred soldieis from Fort Brady, near Sault Ste. Marie were battling the fires today, working with 190 members of the state troops who wei e ordered out for emergency duty by Gov. Harry F Kelly. Weather MINNESOTA Cooler to- night and south portion Stinda) forenoon diminshiiiK winds. LOCAL WKATHKR Maximum ..........._ __. S.J Mimumiim ....................__39 9 a. m............................52 Noon ...............................32 Year Ago Today Maximum Minimum fi2 30 BULLETIN POINTE A LA HACHE, La. Louisiana state gaurd made a bloodless advance today against defiant residents of Pla- quemines Parish as the state's miniature civil war gained mo- mentum. The guard moved forward in- to the Parish after two platoons outflanked a roadblock of oil, trucks. The Plaquesmines out- post fell back without firing a shot and units of Gov. Sam Tones forces advanced about 500 yards. ON THE PLAQUEMINES PAR ISH BORDER. La. Sam Jones of Louisiana today declaret martial law in Plaquemines Parish and ordered the state guard into the area to end a condition of surrection and open rebellion to law and order." The guardsmen- were owJered to move into the Parish after Gover- nor Jones had attempted to settle the dispute in the courts. The state's chief executive sem the heavily-armed force into the bailiwick of the powerful Perez po- litical faction to establish Walter Blaize as sheriff. The Perez fac- tion, which in the days of the late Huey P. Long controlled all of southern Louisiana, contended that Jones had no legal i-ight to appoint Blaize. They said that a special election should be called and that until then, they would keep Acting Sheriff Ben Slater, Parish coroner, in office. Guards Move In The guardsmen moved into this Mississippi river parish shortly af- ter dawn. They advanced cautious- ly in armored cars because Leander H. Perez, district attorney and leader of the faction opposing Jones, reportedly had a strongly- armed force to oppose the state militia. Yesterday. Jones, in an "earnest request." had asked Acting Sheriff Slater to suriender his office to Blaize and avoid "the possibility of bloodshed Perez called the message a "blood curdling threat" while his depu- ties, entrenched behind barricaded doors at the Parish courthouse in Pomte a La Hache. and along the lighway leading into Plaquemines Parish, said that Jones' militia vould have to "blow us off the map. We're ready for them." To "Match Guard" They had said further, when news :ame that the state guard had been mobilized at Camp Pontchartrain, t New Oilcans, 50 miles up the iver from Pomte a La Hache, that hey were ready to match the guard weapon foi weapon." Accompanied by Blaize and led iy Brig. Gen Thomas Porter, state nard commamU'i and an attoinev n civilian life, the militia pulled awn. They loile down the highway (it of the camp shoitly before nto Plaquemines in armoied cars ristling with machine and eavily loaded with hand geinades nd teai gas bombs. BROOMS COST MORK WASHINGTON Office f Pi ice today rais- ri Iho ceiling pure of biooms six nits. CROW WING CO. WAR BOND SALE NOW Crow Wing county war bond sales in the third War Loan con- tinued to lag behind schedule to- day and Roy A. Winkler, county bond "sales chairman, declared to- day that a drive is now underway to have all pledges paid by next Thursday because funds must be in the Federal Reserve bank not later than Saturday. Total bond sales in the county- today aggregate of which is credited to the city of Brainerd. Out in the county 14 townships are reported over the quota as are the villages of Crosby-Ironton-Iron- dale and Nisswa. Winkler said that Morrison coun- ty who carried on a contest with Crow Wing county to see which county -would meet their quota first, was winning the contest. "We are going to lose that wag- Winkler said. "And it is now up to us to go out and catch that 20-pound Northern pike to pay fcie score with." In the State MINNEAPOLIS bond purchases in Minnesota during the third war loan campaign now total or 124 per cent of the state quota, the federal reserve bank reported today. Purchases of series "E" bonds, on which the quota was set at 000, have reached or 94.5 per cent of the goal. The report shows that 31 counties have gone over their quotas, Red Lake. Brown and Itasca being the latest additions. Sixty-six counties af the 87 in the state have surpassed their "E" bond quotas. Latest to join the se- lect list are Crow Wing. Kandiyohi. Koochiching, Lake. McLeod, Morri- son. Olmsted. Pine, Todd and Wa- basha. East Prussia, Pomerania and Poland Bombed BULLETIN MOSCOW front dispatches today re- ported scores of new Red army crossings of the middle Dnieper and the swift reinforcement and expansion of three major bridgeheads flanking Kiev and threatening to squeeze the Germans out of the Ukrainian capital. LONDON heavy bombers made longest flight of the war from Britain than miles round bomb important Nazi targets in extremt northeastern Germany and Poland. The big bombers of the eighth United States air force at- tacked objectives in East Prussia and Pomerania, the German province lying across the old Polish corridor westward from East Prussia, as well as in Poland. The most ambitious undertaking by Maj. Gen. Ira C. Baker's big surpassing the range oJ their previous raids and by-passing Berlin announced in communique from American head- quarters which said: Important Targets "Strong formations of United States heavy bombers attacked im- portant targets in Pomerania, Po- land, and East Prussia today." The record-shattering assault by the eighth air force capped one oi the war's most intense and sus tained air offensives against Ger- many. The Royal Air Force car- ried the campaign into its llth day by sending night raiders agains! Hannover. Berlin, and the Ruhr. The RAF revealed today that the night operations were carried out by the strongest force sent out this Hundreds of British bombers low- ered hundreds of tons of bombs on the industrial city of Hannover and added to the devastation at Bre- men, big port still smouldering from an American Flying Fortress attack a few hours earlier. The longest previous raid by Fly- ing Fortresses was an attack on Warnemuende, on the Baltic north- west of Berlin. Thirty-one British bombers were lost in the broadside assault which came in the %vake of Flying Fort- resses and Liberator daylight at- tacks on Bremen and nearby Vege- sack in which 142 German fighter planes were shot down. Down 130 Huns The heavy bombers downed 130 German fighters in the daylight battles, and Thunderbolt fighters which escorted the bombers part way on the mission acounted for 12 more. Thirty United States bomb- ers and three fighters were lost. On the Italian front, the fording of the Volturno, its mouth 97 miles below Rome, by Lieut. Gen. Mark W. Clark's Fifty Army, indicated that a full scale attempt to break through the primary German de- fense line above Naples was immin- ent. A day earlier, the vanguard of the Fifth Army had occupied the south bank of the Volturno from Capua to the sea, and allied artil- lery already was pounding the en- emy positions beyond the flooded iver. Advance In Italy Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters comumque reported advances of two to three miles at kev points all across Italy. On the coast, the British Eighth Army, having battered down Administration, Farm Forces Clash Over Subsidy Program WASHINGTON battle be-j "Reliance is beine placed on ween administration and farm I ceilings and subsidies which are 'oices more bitter than that of themselves he said. ast spring appeared ceitain today 'oliowing all-out attacks on sxib- ulies by farm oiganization lead- 'is ami members of the house bank- ng and currency committee. Formal notice that the big faim irgamzation leaUets have lejecteil iny compiomise on subsidies was eived on Piesident Roosevelt last light in a letter fiom Albeit A "They ale adding to the serious- ness of out uioblem In such ciicumstances we feel n our duty to oppose what we believe is an unsound ami dnnaeunis progiam which sve will lead to Six membei- of the house bank- ma ami cuiieucy committee, which is curiently considei ing the Wai Goss. Master of the national grange, j Food Admmisuation's lequest for Goss said the nation is failing at extension of the commodity ciedit "appalling" late to close the coiporation with an additional inflationary gap. and that the use S3iXt.000.00 boiioxving powei. f subsidies and puce ceilmss will tciday attacked the legal validity not pi event inflated IIMIIR costs of price-'oil-back subsidies. German attempts to make a stand in the area of Termoli, was on the march again behind Nazi forces falling back toward Pescara, where the coastal road joins a primary highway across the peninsula to Rome. The 16th German armored divi- sion gave up the holding tactics as soon as the British put on the pre- sure and began withdrawing to- ward Pescara. Guerillas Active Across the Adriatic, the Jugoslav guerilla fighting against the Ger- mans was mounting to the propor- tions of a full scale war. Unclear and sometimes conflicting reports made it evident that the Jugoslavs were able to seize considerable ar- eas but were unable to hold them when the Germans concentrated their strength for counterblows. The latest reports said the Jugo- slavs had blown up the biggest bridge of the Zagreb-Susak rail- road and surrounded the junction town of Ogullin, 50 miles southwest of Zagreb. The Bari radio report- ed that Italian warships had shell- ed the Dalmatian coast in support of the guerillas. Russia still had not chosen to de- lineate the geographical confines of the three bridgeheads the Red army had established on the west bank the Dnieper river. Moscow said they were being expanded steadily, and that those on either side of Kiev were threatening the envelop- ment and capture of the Ukrainian capital, the most vital base of all in the German defense line along the Dnieper. Berlin acknowledged the evacua- tion of the Taman peninsula across the Crime'a, bringing to an end the long and bitter Soviet campaign to wipe out the last axis foothold in tre Caucasus. II III Big Beautiful1 Wager Hog Due at Camp Ripley ST. PAUL Gover- nor ight Griswold's "big, beauti- ful, corn-fed which the chief executive lost in a bet with Gov. Edward J. Thye over the result of war bond purchases in each state during the last war bond campaign, was expected to arrive at the state capitol today. The hog-, one of the 15 wageis Gnswold made with goveinors that his state would legister more war bond ptn chases per capita than their states, was bet against a 60- pound tub of Minnesota butter riswold is holding- 11 of the 15 hogs, houevei. in the hope that a ast minute tally will show Nebras- exceeded thp war bond purchas- es of some of the other states. Gov. Thye's hog will be given to Camp Sipley .--oldieis. Had Thve lost the bet it would lave cost him moie than a year's ed i.-ition points Vame is Tokio, He Wants to Make Change PORTLAND. Me (L'Pi Andrew Tokio. 21. wants to change his name to Anriiev Taber. Tokio. ft native of Bangor, )i oha to com t foi has petitioned pei mission to niako the change, explaining that us oiiRinal family name was Toki.   

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