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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1943, Mason City, Iowa HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR FULL SHARE OEPASTWEKT OP HISTORY ATiD ATCHIVEi THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION umu VOL XUX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES fVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 13 1943 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECT1O SECTION ONE NO 159 PUSH ROMMEL TOWARD TUNISIA TIP Nnuv m JL Y f Praise Tent Firm Admiral Asks Your Support JL i M JL ii til By ADMIRAL ERNEST J KIXG CommanilerinCliier U S Fleet tor llic M1 the IMPRESSIVE E PROGRAM HELD AWARD IS MADE Ceremonies Climax 17 Year History of Mason City Company The ArmyNavy E award for excellence in the production of war goods was presented to the IMason City Tent Awning and Canvas company Tuesday morn ing at impressive ceremonies con ducted at Radio chapel It was the climax of a 17 year history of in creased production for this plant rated by army and navy officials as having highest production o this type per square foot of space of any plant in the United States The award is the highest honoi that can be bestowed upon an American manufacturing plant ii recognition of production effi ciency Lt Colv Robert T Willkie Maj 11 P Greison of the arm Commander A F Duernbergev o the naval training school at Ames Adjt Gen Charles H Grahl Eourke B Hickenlooper of Iowa W G C Bagley treasurer of Iowa Herman M Knudson state representative and others par ticipated in the ceremonies 3f If If Lieutenant Colonel WHkie made the presentation of the f award which was accepted by Bronwer superintend i ent plant together mill f Mrs Ha Tanner elected by the employes as their representa live Governor Hickenlooper ex plained the significance of tbe award and Charles W Gasswlnt president ot the MasonCity 7 Tent Awning Butt Canvas com pany accepted the award r Members of the local state guard V posted the ArmyNavy E Award burgee with music furnished by i the Mason City high school band This is one of the outstanding 3 achievements happening on our J t home front said Governor 1 Hickenlooper It is a recognition of it excellency brought about by Ihe efforts and cocneration of the J management officers and em 5 ployes and it is an honor that is rare z Not over 1 per cent of the m dustries engaged in producing for the war effort receive this award Only about one out oE every 100 j plants is so honored It is an 1 j achievement that represents at tainment in continued production i of the landmarks by which v we go forward to better achieve i mcnt goals Governor Hickenlooper point ed out that Iowa exceeds the other states in compari i son to population and wealth j in the percentage of man power war bonds and pro duction in this war effort He also lauded the excellent civilian defense setup of Iowa which he said was not surpassed by that of any stale ADVANCE THROUGH soldiers march in single file alongside rumbling tanks and armored vehicles in the advance through Gahes gap in Tunisia after axis re sistance there had been broken by the eighth army This official British picture was sent from Cairo via radio Jap Threats to Australia and Alaska Are Disclosed Nipponese Build Air Bases in Aleutians for Fighter Planes FLOODS TAKE OMAHA AIRPORT Hamburg Evacuations Startas Dikes Break OMAHA 000 airport and the suburban Car ter Lake Iowa area were aban doned to the Missouri river Tues day as fresh threats grew further downstream Breaks in two dikes Monday night let the muddy swirling waters take possession the air port and drive several thousand persons from their homes in Car ter Lake Only a short while after army engineers announced cessation of their efforts to save that area came word that 200 families living in the southern portion of Ham burg Iowa 50 miles south of here began evacuation following breaks in dikes at Hamburg and at Percival and McPaul north of Hamburg Although the flood waters were not expected to reach Hamburg until late in the day the evacua tions were made as a precaution ary measure since Hamburg is II feet below the normal river level Residents of RIcPaul also were advised by the army engineers to evacuate At Council Bluffs Iowa across the river from Omaha City En gineer Tack Boyne said the 1100 foot dike around the west edge of the city was successfully with standing the flood but that victory the award Lt Col Willkie praised the production efforts of the Amer cansHe said that America would sec victory on all four fronts the home morale the baltlefront the supply and transportation lines and the prodttction front but the latter was doing the best job of all at the present Commander Duernberger pre i sented the pins for the individual J employes of the company and Jack i I I Martin employe representative accepted for the employes In presenting the pins to the employes Commander Duern bericer said as a symbol of ex cellency it is a job well done V W A Westfall local attorney was the master of ceremonies and Ihe Rev E Ray Duggcr of the First Baptist church gave the invoca tion Service clubs of the city and the two divisions ot the Chamber of Commerce met with the members of the company at noon luncheon at the Hotel Hanford and an em ployes dinner was planned for the evening The plant was closed throughout the day in the ob servance of the award made to this company which has sent tents to the armed forces throughout the world The ceremony which was broad cast over Station KGLO will be rebroadcast from to Waves battered the sector from the Dodge Park w a t e r w o r k s numphousc to the Illinois Central bridge More than a dozen spots started to give way but all were stopped in time Boyne said Man power during the height of the battle reached 800 Omaha officials and army ex perts began to map ways of has tening the draining of the airport but said this could not begin until the river stage dropped to IS feet from its present level about four feet higher By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Ominous Japanese threats to Australia and Alaska were dis closed Tuesday even as Gen Doug las Mac Arthurs headquarters an nounced that allied flyers had won a smashing new victory in the southwest Pacific skies with the destruction of 37 out of 100 enemy planes over Port Moresby New Guinea Japans menacing actions were outlined at far ends of the Pacific war theater 1 In Australia Gen Sir Thomas A Blarney commanderinchief o allied ground forces under Genera MacArthur warned that the Japa nese had massed 200000 firstline troops in island bases above Aus tralia and could be expected Ii launch a new offensive at anj moment 2 At a V S base off Alaska was revealed that despite violen American bombing and naval as saults the Japanese are buildin a string of steppingstone air base from Tokio toward Alaska whic even fighter planes could span American eleventh b o m b e command headquarters said th Japanese were making stead progress in constructing a hal mile runway at Kiska which migh be ready for fighter planes befor Easter In addition it was revealed 11 Japanese are building a Ion bomber field at Attu wcslcrnmo of the Aleutians 195 miles fro Kiska and only 735 miles from tl northernmost Japanese island ba at Paramushiro Dispatches from the far north 4 TRY TO FLEE At Least One Prisoner Recaptured at Alcatraz SAN FRANCISCO ling their lives for freedom four ederal prisoners overpowered two uards at Alcatraz island iary Tuesday and jumped Intc San Francisco bayja a desperati id to escape One or more of the four con Sets were picked up by a launch Varden James A Johnston an louncecl indicating that two anc ossibly three of the dcsperadoe for indulging in a land purchase i program for the carelessness and the four inefficiency of certain of its em ployes and for its experiments in collective farming which seemed resemble the collectivist prac ABANDONING OF INSURANCE FOR CROPS SOUGHT Discontinuing Parity Payments on 1943 and 1944 Crops Advocated WASHINGTON of the farm security administra tion abandonment of the crop in surance program and discontinu ance of parity payments on the 1943 and 1944 crops were rec ommended Tuesday by the house appropriation committee In send ing a 5707040844 agriculture de partment supply bill to the floor The funds recommended tor the departments operations for the iscal year starting next July I vere 520039259 more than ctir ent year appropriations and 240093G47 below budget esti mates Included in the total was S193U23000 for parity payments or the 1942 crop year which were authorized in last years appropri ation but for which no funds were made available at the time In recommending abolition of the new dealsponsored FSA created in 1937 and one of the favorite targets of concessional criticism for several years the committee suggested that its functions be transferred to the farm credit administration which was given the assign ment of carrying on many FSA programs already under way officers and men of our armed forces arc currying out our operations in the active theaters under all conditions of weather and enemy action 24 hours a day Those officers and men are the finest in the world It is my responsibility to sec that the navy components arc properly trained properly equipped j properly led and employed to best advantage against the enemy If our men are to keep on outfighting the enemy they must be kept supplied with ships and planes and guns and tanks in ample mimbers This is an expensive proposition but it will be more expensive in the Ions run if we do not give them what they need The purchase of war bonds which will help finance the war is a double investment One invest ment is for the individuals pouketbook the other lin and for the United States in the form of sup Iporl which will make itself felt on the fighting KING fronts I earnestly urge every one to buy as many war bonds as possible The commitlee said it had taken full cognizance of the crit icism which has been leveled at the farm over a period of year and recalled its own criticism of the agency last year for lending excessive amounts to individual borrowers ance on rural rehabililation loans alone was approximately 5417 000000 Another budget bureau recom mendation turned down by the committee proposed the elimina tion of provisos in last years bill prohibiting the sale of govern ment controlled surplus farm commodities by the commodity credit corporation at less than parityiprice The committee wrote into the measure an unqualified prohibition of the sale of the stocks at less than parity It trimmed from 5400000000 to 3300000000 he regular budget estimate for payments to farmers under the soil conservation and domestic allotment act and under the agricultural adjustment act ol 1938 and limited administrative expenditures of all kinds under the benefit programs to 5 per cent of estimated expenditures for the current fiscal year To eliminate what it called duplication overlapping and confusion which results from a multiplicity of agencies carry ing on informational and pro motional programs the commit tee included a proviso that these activities be carried on through the extension service 10 Per Cent Not Enough Morgenthau WASH INGTON W Amcricc is responding with a flood of dol ars the treasury reported Tucs ay to the greatest appeal foi imds in history the govcrn lents 513000000000 second wa oan campaign The drive was opened officiallj Monday night by Secretary Mor genthau but even before the sec clary addressed a rally at Car icgie hall in New York report jcgan pouring into the trcasur ALGIERS RADIO STATES BRITISH AT ENFIDAVILLE London Quarters Think Fox Has 210000 Men in TunisBizerte Area By DANIEL DE LUCE ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IK Ormi AFRICA ar lorcd units punched through icagcr enemy rear guard defenses elow Enfidaville and Djebebina 7 miles to the svest Tuesday as larshal Erwin Rommels forces gradually driven into nar space at the top oE the nnisian peninsula Enfidaville and Djebebina arc iolh about 50 miles south of The British first army also Billed ground on the west side oE he axis positions in the Mecljez ElBab area The Algiers radio in a broad cast recorded in London said the British eighth army had occupied infidaviilc 27 miles north of Soussc and 50 miles south of Tunis An earlier broadcast said learly the whole of the Italian Vittoria division had been cap tured tremendous publi f till were loose Johnston identified men as long term prisoners Brest life and 50 years Hamil in 30 years Hunter 25 years Boarman 20 years Only two Alcatraz convicts ever escaped from the escapeproof rack They were Theodore Cole Oklahoma kidnaper and Ralph oe Oklahoma bank robber It was determined whether they lived to enjoy their freedom Prison authorities be ieved they probably drowned in the swift tides flowing toward the golden gate No trace of them was ever found Another proviso limited the per diem of county committeemen under the benefit programs to 100 days and community committee men to 25 days per year The committee recommended complete transfer of the farm ten ant purchase program to the farm credit administration with ministration to be through ndicating This is a peoples all of the people ought to have a part in financing it HIorjeii Ihau told the New York rally in ursine full participation b everyone Ten per cent is no long enough he said We are asking everyone to buy extra bonds this month even workers who arc now participating in the payroll sav ings plans Coincident with opening of the three week campaign the treas ury disclosed tentative plans to raise a total of this year oclock Tuesday night over same station the Buy War Savings and Stamps from your GIobeGaiede carrier boy said the perennial fog shrouding the Aleutians playing a major role in helping enemy ships run the gantlet to their island bases despite vigilant scouting by U S flyers and warships In the southwest Pacific the allied air victory at Port Moresby boosted the twoday total of enemy planes destroyed to 16 and Gen Mac Arthurs headquarters said the losses had apparently blunted a large scale Japanese air offensive and dislocated the immediate of the enemy 1 Nevertheless Gen Blarney warned that a new Japanese bki to regain the initiative in the south seas battle theater might erupt suddenly and declared the enemy was making a tremendous effort to offset the allied victories in the Coral sea Ihe Solomons New Guinea and the Bismarck sea The result of this struggle in the next few weeks will have the greatest importance for us Gen Blarney said The enemys growing air strength was underlined by three massive raids in fess than a week Mondays 100 plane raid on Port Moresby Sundays 45 plane at tack on Oro bay New Guinea where allied fighters knocked down 23 planes and a 98 plane thrust against Guadalcanal island i nni in the Solomons April 7 39 freezing temperatures during the Japanese planes were sent crash night ing into the sea WAAC Phones Home to Cheer Dog Lonesome Since She Went Away CORPUS CHRISTI Tex Skippy white Spitz dog left be hind in Athens Ga when his mistress Frances Clary became a lieutenant in the WAAC was lonesome and refused to eal Lieutenant Clary telephones home regularly now and her mother holds the receiver to Skipps ear He barks happily wags his tail looks under the table for the voice and eats with enthusiasm IOWA COLDER AS SNOW FALLS Esthervilles 20 Above Is Lowest in State DBS MO1NES flur ries fell in scattered sections of Iowa Tuesday and colder weather prevailed throughout the state The flurries were brief and the snow melted as it hit the ground The mercury dipped to the low est mark in two weeks Monday night hitting 20 above at Esther ville Highest Monday was 68 at Creston The temperature was 28 in DCS Moines at one degree under the lowest re corded during the night Colder weather was forecast for Tuesday and Tuesday night with This is Hard to Get Today The nations manufacturers have gone to war The de mand for many articles exceeds the supply Have you some unused household equipment office furniture or electrical appliances that someone might need Help each other help win the war advertise them in the Want Ads during National Want Ad Week April 19 to 24 REMEMBER GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS Phone 3BOO ticos followed in Russia A thorough and painstaking investigation this year the com mittee added led it to the con clusion that since the farm se curity administration is essen tially a farm credit agency its functions should in the interest of better credit integration econ omy and efficiency be transferred to the farm credit administration which has operated for many years in the farm credit field and has existing facilities to discharge these functions The committee recommended that the FCA be given S12000 000 for rural rehabilitation and other functions and 540000000 from reconstruction finance corporation funds for loans In overriding a budget bureau that the bill con ain authorization for the incur cnce of obligations to provide full parity for the crop years 1943 md 1944 the committeesaid it aclievcd observance of existing price control legislation or any other legislation affecting this matter will afford producers either from loans or from the mar ket the full parity price Its recommendation for aboli tion of the federal crop insur ance program the committee snid was based on the showing made on insurance of cotton and wheat and the conviction that further operations will eventuate even greater losses It wrote into lie bill safeguards of existing binding contracts be tween the federal crop insurance corporation and producers but said the program in general should be abolished as the bet ter part of wisdom and sound policy Appropriations to the crop insurance agency were limited to expenditures tor indemnities accruing on wheat and cotton planted prior to Aug 1 1943 with the stipulation that no insurance be handled for the 1944 crop year ad the Federal Farm Mortgage corpora tion the federal landbanks and the national farm loan associa tions The bill retained a budget estimate of S30000000 for the making of tenantpurchase loans under the BankhcadJcncs arm tenant act Administration of rcselllcmcnl projects previously handled by FSA was ordered transferred to the Farm Credit administration with instructions to expedite liq uidation of the projects Of the 512000000 recommended for rural rehabililation loans St 000000 was earmarked for use by the extension service including funds Jor farm and home man agement assistance heretofore rendered by county and home management supervisors Weather Report MASON FORECAST CITY Colder Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night Lowest temperature in Mason City 15 continued cold Wednes day forenoon IOWA Slightly colder Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon with below freezing tempera tures and frost Tuesday night MINNESOTA Continued cold Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY Maximum Monday 49 Minimum Monday night 23 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 30 London military quarters es timated that Marshal Erwin Kommel was withdrawing into his TunisBizcrtc defense an area about 100 miles long by 40 miles wide with only about 210000 men 150000 of them Germans Gen Sir Bernard L Montgom erys seasoned eight army patrols engaged rearguards of the African corps on the coastal road between Lake Kelbia and the sea as Rom mel maintained his withdrawal through the Enfidaville line under the constant indicate that the Montgomery ad vance was from five to 15 miles north of Soussc British first army troops were last reported 15 miles north ot Kairouan and pressing on rapidly While French troops mopped up the Djcbcl Ousselal on the west flank and continued to ad vance northward alone the Grand Dorsal Kanuc the Brilish first army in the MedjezEl Bal area 35 miles southwest of Tunis captured additional hill vantage points Meanwhile Maj Gun James If Dooliltles flying fortresses contin ued to deal devastating punches bombing a convoy of 11 tank car riers and other vessels in the Sicilian straits and scoring several damaging near misses They blasted Bizerte where a medium sized cargo vessel was hit directly many more bombs were planted on both the north and south sides of the channel and a fire was started in the seaplane base They Voluminous hearings on he bill were filled with criticism of FSA policies notably by farm organizations and mem bers of congress hut there also was commendation of the agency by others who contended it was the salvation of finan ciallyharassed farmers W Headed by C B Baldwin the FSA had 417600 active clients last Dec 31 and has made loans to 975000 since the program stnrtcd Baldwin told the com mittee the unpaid principal hal TERRITORY DEFENDED BY AXIS PRESUMED STAND DEFENSE UNE OF AXIS FINAL TUNISIAN BATTLE a small section in northeastern Tunisia re mains in axis bands now of all the great empire Italy once controlled in Africa With the allies advancing as indicated on the above map the axis armies are facing their last des perate battle for survival against the combined powerful forces of the United States Great Britain and France ;