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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AiL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS op TWO SECTIONS HOME EDITION uijnr NO 157 BRITISH ARMY GRABS SFAX FLOODS RISING MORE FARMING LANDS COVERED Iowa State Guard on Duty Families and Livestock Are Moved OMAHA steadily ris ing muddy waters of the Missouri river lapped at additional farm land m Iowa and Nebraska Satur day while authorities renewed thenefforts to hold damage from What may be the biggest flood in this areas history to a minimum The river level at Omaha Sat urday morningr was 198 feet up sixtenths of a foot At Blair the stage was 211 feet mi four tenths A record stage of more than 23 feet is expected here Tuesday Families were evacuated from the danger areas and livestoc moved all through the night These activities continued Satur day At Council Bluffs Iowa 14 men of the Iowa home guarc mobilized by Governor Hicken looper went into immediate re tion LI Gen M A Tinley stati commander who has been seri ously ill recently pitched into tin work assisted by Col Arthur T Wallace chief of staff and Maj Forrest H Davidsop battalion commander Clarinda Sheriff Fatally Shot by Former Inmate of State Hospital for Insane Posse Combs Woods Company I of Red Oak ccin pany M of Atlantica medical detachment from Fairficld and the regular headquarters com pay of Council Bluffs and 15 members of the Council Bluffs CAP squadron were on duty A Ji K An additional row of sand bag was being placed on the big pro tective dike to the west of Coun cil Bluffs Evacuation continued of fam ilies flooded out of east Omaha and some houses and buildings in the damaged area were reportet in danger of being floated off theii foundations Approximately 50 calls were re ceived by the Red Cross from families who wanted to be taken to safety Sioux City Dike Breaks Crest Near SIOUX CITY dike in the riverside section of Sioux Cily broke Saturday morning and tor rents of water from the Big Sioux river cascaded over acres of land on the Iowa side inundating doz ens of homes Meanwhile the rampaging Mis souri river that has inundated thousands of acres of farm land in this area continued to rise slowly threatening further de struction Police rushed reinforcements to the community and 50 soldiers from the Sioux City air base were called out to augment city em ployes and volunteers on duty At the same time plans Jor the inoculation of persons in the flood stricken areas were announced by Sioux City health authorities Dr D M Harris head of the city health department announced he and his staff were ready to take care of hundreds of persons Another development of the morning was the announcement of plans for turning over of funds by the Red Cross for victims in both Dakota county in Nebraska and in Riverside in Iowa Miss Liseiti Anderson of SI i Louis national Red Cross repre sentative was on the ground in Dakota county Nebr making a survey as to the amount needed to take care of hundreds of ma rooned and temporarily homeless families Some relief from the flood was seen with the announcement by Meteorologist R Jl Anderson that the crest of the Missouri riv er will be reached here late Sat urday night After Assailant Leaps Out of Second Floor CLARINDA County Sheriff Cecil M Crawford was shot to death at the William Huse uian farm about eight miles southwest of here Saturday A posse of farmers combed the woods near the farm for Leonard Huseman 28 former inmate of the state hospital at Clariuda Huseman leaped from the second floor window of the Husemaii home after the shooting occurred Sheriff Crawford Ed Hipsley a deputy and U G Damewood townshipconstable had gone to the Huseman home to bring Huse man to Clarinda for a hearing be fore the insanity board As the sheriff and Hipsley to the second floor of the home t get the man he opened fire wil a 22 caliber rifle authorities sai One bullet struck the sheriff i the arm and penetrated to h heart He died almost instantly Huseman then leaped out of tr second story window with tli rifle As he ran he shot twice Constable Damewood but missel Then he fled into the woods Boost Corn Ceiling Price 5c a Bushel WASHINGTON Ad inmistrator Chester Davis an nounced Saturday a new price con trol and production program in eluding a 5centsabushel boos in the ceiling price of corn in th surplus producing areas and dc signed he said to bring about equitable relationship among livestock meat and feo jrain prices and to assure contin ued heavy production of livestoc products The program did not includ eilings on prices of live hogs a ind been forecast in some quar crs ut did hold such ceilings in escrve for use in event hog price do not soon decline to a prope with OPA ceilings on meas The program does not contem Jlate Davis said any change in he level of either wholesale o1 meat ceilings The program has been approved y Price Administrator Prentis Brown The immediate increase o T cents n bushel in the ceiling ricc of corn in surplus producing ircas would raise the ceiling fron SlOi to S107 a bushel forNo yellow corn at Chicago The increase in the corn ceiling vas designed Davis said to stirn ilatc the sale of corn sales o vhich have been tied up largely owner anticipation of highei Other phases of the program in lude An increase from S1325 to 10 per hundred pounds Chi ago basis in the government sup ort price of hogs This price wa et for a period ending Sept 30 A request that hoa producers ot increase breeding for 1913 fall arrowings by more ihan 15 per ent above the 1D42 level The spring pig crop has been Rtimntcd at 21 per cenl above the i42 spring crop The feed silua on was said to be such as to un a greater increase in the ill crop TOWN FORGETS TO VOTE HIATFIELD GREEN Kans JP voting in city elections over Kansas was far from heavy this week Matfield Greens 18 citizens set the record They for got to hold their election Buy War Savings Bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette earner boy Hoop Skirt Costum Catches Fire Girl 5 Dies at Nevada W r Burns a hoopskirt costume dress she was wearing for a school per formance caught fire proved fatal Jean v y tycai old a Maule of Nevada Iowa rjevada school officials said the i udUIShter the Rev and Mrs Theodore Maule was play ing near a bonfire on the school round when a gust of wind The Hev Mr Maule is pastor of the Nevada Church of Christ STATE TO BUY CABIN SITE OF 57 MASSACRE Legislature Starts Packing to Go Home After 90 Day Session DES MOINES Iowa legislature has begun packing to go home preparatory to final ad journment which legislative lead ers said was certain to be some time Saturday Some of the more optimistic lawmakers have expected the final gavels to fall in the two houses about noon But that hour passed with both chambers still in session and amid indications that adjourn ment would not come before mid afternoon This was the day of a scs ion highlighted by the passage of two important pieces of legisla tion a 50 per cent reduction in the state incometax and an aid to de pendent children program The problem of enrolling bills always a delaying factor in the adjournment process was an in significant one in both houses Saturday Typists had only four Dills to enroll in each house pre paratory to sending them to the governor for his signature Because of enrolling delays final gavels ordinarily do not fall for from two to four days after the lawmakers have gone home As one of its final actions the house approved and sent to rhe governor a bill authorizing pur chase of the Gardner log cabin and adjoining property at Arnolds Park Iowa at a price not to ex ceed 510000 The cabin is located on the site of the Spirit Lake mas sacre of 1857 Legislators collected their sec ond pay checks Saturday each re ceivitig S5QO minus the victor tax Iowas lawmakers reccivl 51000 a session The first half is paid at the end of the first 30 day of the session Barber shop quartets were forming as is the Ibwa custom on the fuial day of the session committee clerks were packin boofcs and papers of the mem bers and the lawmakers were exchanging f a r e w c 11 hand races Loss of Central Tunisia ilareth line and capturLl El HMnoied iorec who outflanked the Message From Montgomery KRUPP PLANT Drive Enemy Into the Sea MCIDI v mi c ALLIED TiFAnoiianTiroc IlkfiriLI IULC The possibility that this session would pass a measure providin 2 Schools nishcci ompletely Friday night when the senate sifting committee refused o place such a measure on the calendar Representative P Knowlton who led he fight in he house which resulted in the passage of the big school code bit n the house said Saturday he vould make no last minute at empt to bring school legislation o life again Both houses Saturday passed a til to step up the unemployment ompensation tax rate on payrolls f industries greatly expanded hroiigh war contracts Eligible Iowa employes now pay lax varying from ninetenths of nc per cent to two and scven cnths per cent on their payrolls r the purpose of financing job nsurance payments Under his bill manufactur ers would have to pay an ad ditional onehalf of one per cent for each 10 per cent in crease in heir payrolls over normal levels The increases however could not exceed two per cent Delivering one of the swan son ddresses of the assembly Kep esentative Arch McFarlane H dean of the legislature i years of service said ft js rue you have increased some ap ropnations in this session but hat was only natural because o nation and resultant higher cost f commodities In each instance you have lim ed these increases to two years the extent of the SHIP IS SUNK OFF EAST COAST Is First Sub Attack in Area Since Last Summer WASHINGTON first sinking of a merchant vessel off the American east coast by nn enemy submarine since last sum mer was announced Saturday by the navy A medium sized United Stales merchant vessel was iornedued and sunk by an enemy early in April off the of the United States1 said Survivors have Miami Fla The last previous announcement of a sinking on the cast coast was made by the navy in August 13J2 Officials declined comment on whether the new attack repre sented the beginning of a new campaign by Uboats in American waters The possibility was discussed that this might have been the work of one submarine unrelated to the general strategy of the Ger man spring offensive in the At lantic However Secretary Knox and other navy officials have repeat edly said that even though the undersea menace was wiped out along the east const last summer after a costly six months fight the Uboats might be back at anv time North Africa Sir Ecr na message to his eighth army on Thursday said IE we collect prisoners at the present rale the enemy soon will have no infantry left to hold his positions Montgomerys message to his troops added m ine cast coIII the navy landed at Buy War Savings lionds anil Stamps from your GIobcGazctlc carrier boy News for Those in Service Families and friends of men and women in service should not overlook the weekly GlobeGazette diary on Page 3 Clip it out and mail it to them as an extra letter from home If thcv are outside the United Stales send it airmail for an early delivery The Iriumphaiit cry now is Forward to Tunis Drive the enemy into the seal Let us make the enemy face up to and endure a first class Dunkirk on the beaches Tunis I tokl you on March 20 that it each one of us did his duty and pulled his full weight then nothing could stop us and nothing has stopped us1 Montgomerys persona message was read to the eighth army after they had smashed the Mareth line pounded through the Vvadi El Akarit positions ami then ham ncred their way northward to ward Sfax keeping hot on the heels of the retreating txis On the twentieth of March in a personal began the line the message said I told you that the eighth army would do three things First deal with the enemy in the Mareth position That was done between March 21 and 28 and xvc took 8000 pris Socond Burst through the Gabes gap That was done on April G The cnemv was vo un wise as to stand and fight us on the Akaril position He received a tremendous hammering and we took another 7000 prisoners Third We would drive north wards on and Sousse and i finally Tunis That is now in the process of being done and if we collect prisoners at the present rate the enemy soon will have no infantry left lo hold his posi tions message before we battle of he Ularcth No Smoke Seen From Hundreds of Chimneys LONDON MVThc giant Krupp armament works one of the main stays of Hitlers war machine is almost completely idle as a result of the RAPs shattering 900 and 1000ton bomb raids on Essen the air ministry announced Saturday The air ministry said the latest evidence of the damage done the Krupp works was obtained in reconnaissance photographs taken two days after the big attack the night of April They failed to show any smoke rising from the hundreds of factory chimneys The the clear est ever taken of uc nooacrc Nazi Flyer Morale Over Tunisia Slips ALLIED IN NORTH HEADQUARTERS AFRICA two enemy fighters were encount ered Friday air pa trols in the central and northern sectors and the German air force appeared to have suffered a defeat worse Hum that of the axis ground forces The most ignominous perform ance of the oncedaring German air force occurred over a central sector however where a forma tion of IB stuka divebombers uas encountered by American spit tires Ten of the stuka crew members bailed out some of them even be fore a shot was fired Eight of the Planes were shot down and four others were damaged The rest jettisoned their bombs without carrying out their jn tended attack on allied troops Alhcd observers believed the in 1 ereatly reduced Herman Gocrings flyers Command Desperation Sounding a note of desperation the German high command dc tlaied that axis troops again and again took up the fightonh all tatk before the assauU of al lied forces far superior in num The nazis communique twice usedViolent struggle and said the allies vreic evel new forces into the TRIES TO WARD OFF AMERICAN FLANK ATTACKS Badly Mauled Axis Troops Harried in Retreaf by Bombers By EDWARD KENNEDY ALLIED HEADQUAR TERS IN NORTH AFRICA AP Sir Bernard L Montgomerys eighth army occupied Slax third largest axisheld Tuiiiaiiin city and port in a lightning pursuit oE the African corps Saturday crushing opposition and con tinuing its northward chase up the coast Marshal Erwin Rommel strongly postinghis armor in the mountain passes to hold off sidedoor attacks by Kritish Americans and French appeared headed for a surrender of all een Iral Tunisia and a new de fense line on a ridge the Enfidaville area only 10 miles south of Tunis Italian headquarters said that i enemy pres llalim and German was divi arc carrying out prearranged JTcln movements in good order U seemed clear that Rommel convinced his onlv hope lv m a junction with Col Gen Jurgen von Armms strong forces in the but even there he would squeezed into a narrow coffin shaped zone with his back to the and at the mefcy of the al lies tremendous bombing fleets Allied aerial superiority was The British pursuit being pressed by lour sions plus armor American lightning fighters shot down 2 1 enemy planes in an al i Jiujkiiuiiiy US pointed by an official disclosure that since March 0 when General Montgomery opened his agninsl the Marelh line united nations airmen had shot down w axis planes at a cost of 110 allied aircraft Von Arnim himself was in hot water us Lieut Gen K A r Andersons British first army slogged through rain and mud less than 27 airline miles from Tunis the capital ministry said plant the the works in fact appeal almost entirely inactive CIIARITON T C CLOSES CHARITON Charilon junior collcsc will close for the current scmes a big transport formation iiMjms fuel to ihe embattled axis forces it was announced Heavy allied b o m b c r s worked in clone harmony with aircraft in pour ing explosives into the lines of rotreatinjr forces already badly mauled A arornceo radio broad Child Fatally Burned at Burlington From Trailer Home Blaze cast recorded in London said planes from aircraft carriers were bombing the coastal road Hurling themselves forward with crushing speed the vet erans of Gen Sir Bernard I Montgomery Rained about 40 miles in Z4 hours occupying Mahares SO miles north of Oabes and continuing on Satur day from Sfav where they were about laO miles soutj or fuiils AI the same time British Americans and French on Rom mel s flank launched successful Onc child BURLINGTON was burned to death and three other children of Mr and Mrs Glenn Adair were critically burned when their trailer home Garficlrl Trailer park was swept by fire Friday afternoon Gas Black Market at Montreal Is Smashed MONTREAL more than oO raids Royal Canadian mounted police Friday night seized approx imately 40000 stolen gasoline ra tioning coupons and announced he smashing of a black market which they said had illegally dis nbutcd 750000 gallons of gaso line since last September Three men have been arrested Itaids were made on gasoline stations garages taxicab stands and pri vate residences Weather Report FORECAST MASON quite so cold i Saturday night and Sunday forcnoon fresh winds IOWA Continued cool in north cast slightly cooler in south mci west portions Saturday and S u ru a jforenoon occasional light rain or drizzle in south west and extreme west portion MINNESOTA Little change in temperature Saturday night and Sunday forenoon Occasional light rain or drizzle extreme southwest portion S a t u r d ay night nnd scattered light rain southwest and extreme west central portions Sunday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Mtmimum Friday night At8 a m Salurdav YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 54 Hack arrows indicate allied drives ;