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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1943, Mason City, Iowa HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR FULL SHARE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 30 1943 HOME EDITION lilillf TIUS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 174 100400 SOFT COAL MINERS STRIKE OPA Announces Meat Points Revised ROUND STEAK IS BOOSTED TO 9 POINTSAPOUND Changes Are Made to Switch Many Appetites to Different Classes TABLE ON PAGE 4 WASHINGTON OPA Friday revised meat ration values effective Sunday morning to switch many American appetites from round steak and center pork chops to other cuts especially spareribs brains tongues and pig knuckles Some people will find more expensive steaks more at tractive on a point comparison Round steak both beet and veal and center pork chops each were raised a point to 9 points a pound Loin pork roasts slices ol boneless liam steak and beef flank steaks also went up from 8 to 9 points a pound Round tip beef roasts and veal sirloin or chops went up from 7 to 8 and veal leg roasts stepped up from 6 to 7 Pork spareribs came down a point from 4 to 3 points a pound hocks and knuckles from to 3 to 2 and most variety meats brains sweetbreads etc ivere reduced a point per pound each An exception was liver which was unchanged at 6 for beef and S for veal Shank end ham fresh or readytocat was cut a point An oddity of thenew schedule is that in coupons round steak becomes more expensive than steak although the latter usuallycosts about 13 cents per pound more in cash Persons having more cash than coupons may choose porterhouse Tbone sirloin club and rib steaks at their continuing rate of 8 points per pound fexcept 10 inch rib which is 7 instead of round steak at 9 End pork chops remain al 7 lamb loin chops at 8 lamb rib chops at 7 and ham butt roasts at 7 Widelyrumored reductions in luncheon meats however failed to materialize And despite con trary forecasts beef hamburger did not increase remaining at 5 points a pound The order was the first major change in the scale of meat ra tions since beef veal lamb mutton and pork were put un der rationing onMarch 29 Mi nor adjustments in sausage points were the only alterations The new decree made a few changes in canned fish and cook ing oils but cheese and butter re mained at 8 points per pound lard margarine and shortening at 5 Salad and cooking oils how ever were reduced from 6 to 5 points a pint or pound Canned sea mussels which for merly were in a general category requiring 7 points a pound were cut to 1 Caviar and fish roc came down too from 7 to 3 points on a pound basis The new point values will be applicable Sunday only to red E and F coupons in the No 2 ration book A B C and D stamps will expire at midnight Friday Blue D E and F coupons for processed fruits and vegetables also expire Friday night and minor changes in the canned goods point values also may be announced over the weekend Since the changes take place during the weekend that bridges the April and May meal stamps the only valid stamps this Sat urday will be the Es at Ihe rate of 16 points a person On Sunday however the F stamps become valid along with the Es which will remain good until the end of the month Another chance was o exempt from rationing bouillon cubes and meat extracts or con centrates Canned bulk sausage and canned Vienna sausace came down a point Permission was granted butchers to include in hamburger heel of round and skirts as well as other scraps and discards Commenting on the unchanged status of sausage except minor changes on types containing less than 50 per cent OPA said the overabundance of sausage on the market was due to overpro duction and not to abnormally low public demand A press state ment said any cut in sausage poim values would merely encourage diversion of regular meat to sau sage Following is a summary of the changes which aoDear on the s HINDERS rubber pro production of high octane gasoline badly need i i fu j f TJ i inBii utiunu gasoline uaaiy need ed by the armed forces Petroleum Administrator Harold L Ickes center above testifies befoie the senate Truman investigating committee in Washington Pictured talking to him are Senators Harry Truman left committee chairman and Bennett Champ cfark ihe last wallop that the aviation gasoline construction program has received was one delivered as a result of pressure to complete the synthetic rubber program Ickes said table showing old and new point values BEEF Round Steak 9 Top Round Steak 9 Bottom Round Steak 9 Round Tip Steak 9 Flank Steak 9 Round Tip Boasts 8 Variety Beef Meats Points Per Lb Xew Old Brains Sweetbreads Tails Ox Joints Tongues Tripe VEAL 2 3 3 4 2 3 5 fi 2 3 lli Ken Round Steak Cutlets 9 Sirloin Steak or Chops 8 Roasts Leg 7 Variety Meats Veal Brains 3 Tongues 5 Old 8 7 LAMBMUTTON Polnli FtT Lb New 2 5 3 5 Old 3 6 4 6 Brains Livers Sweetbreads Tongues PORK Center Chops Ham Bone in Slices 9 8 Per Lb New Old a Pork Roasts Loin Center Cuts Ham Shank End Ham Boneless Slices 9 9 former item Ham Slices Other Pork Cuts Per Ib Spareribs Neck and Backbones 3 4 I 1 Hocks and Knuckles 2 3 Variety Pork Meats trr NUT Old Brains 2 3 Chitterlings x 1 2 Sweetbreads z 3 0 Tongues 5 6 Tails 2 3 Snouts l 2 Reduced from to 2 points a pound on April 11 z classification in this group READY TO EAT MEATS Cooked Boiled Baked and Barbecued Per Ih OW U S Recalls Consul From FrenchIsland of Martinique Controls Put on Soft Coal Deliveries WASHINGTON The war production board clamped emer gency controls on sort coal cle iveiies by rail Friday to pievent shut downs in war industry caused by the work stoppage in bitumi nousmines The order effective at G p m Friday prohibits any consumer from taking delivery ot soft coal from a railroad car if he has more than 10 days supply already on hand or would have more than ten days supply iC the coal were accepted Railroads were ordered to divert coa in cars on their tracks under directions from the interstate com merce commission to anyone cer tifying that lie has less than a 10 days supply The action was taken bv Chair man Donald M Nelson of WPB upon the recommendation of Solid Fuels Administrator Harold L Ickcs Ickes Hcted under the expanded powers over coa production and distribution newly given him by President Roosevelt including the power to say if when and where coal should be rationed No termination date was named While the order is in effect no one may take coal from a railroad without signing a certification that the delivery would not increase his supply above the 10day limit Those eligible for coal were in structed to file their first appli cation with the local representa tive of them the railroad servicing KILLS 2 WOMEN AND HIMSELF Omaha Tragedy Probed as 3 Bodies Are Found O M A HA Two young women were slain and the hus band of one committed suicide Thursday night in the Merriam hotel on the outskirts oE Omahas business district Detective Jn speetor Fred Franks said Nels Gustavo Samuelson 33 Omaha nickleplating firm em ploye shot and killed his 19 year old wite June and Miss Vivian Reha about 18 then turned the 22 caliber rifle on himself Franks reported The officer said Mrs Samuel sons body was found in the bath room of the second floor one room apartment Samuelsons lay in the middle of the living room and the body of Miss Rehawas Found at the bottom of the stairs appar ently where she had collapsed and died after running from the apart ment After breaking down the apart ment door police found on the living room table a note reading Dear guess this is the only way for me Thats to do it for your sake But I cant go on without you I love you more than anything I have known Sorry darling GUS Neighbors reported the Samuel sons had quarreled recently Franks said Miss Rcha was un derstood to have been a close friend of Mrs Samuelson Ham Shank End 8 Tongues Sliced Spareribs 5 9 8 6 SAUSAGE Fresh Smoked and Cooked Point Ttr I b Nrir OU Group 1 10Dii Meat Group 2 Not less than 90 Meat Group 3 Not less than 50 Meat Group 4 Less than 50 but more than 205i Meat Souse and Head Cheese included re gardless of higher meat content MEAT Canned 6 6 Brains 2 Bulk Sausage Meat Loaf Vienna Sausage FISH Canned Sea Mussel l Shrimp 7 FATS AND OILS Salad and Cooldns nuc 5 Ft T IV New Old 3 6 7 6 7 6 7 Turkey Frees 1 6 U S and 6British Flyers Who Had Been Interned ANKARA Turkey W United States airmen and six Brit ish flyers interned in Turkey after forced landings on Turkish soil left Ankara Friday for Cairo They were freed under an agree ment among the Turkish govern ment and belligerents providing for the release of interned allied and axis airmen Some Americans had been in Turkey since June 12 1942 when they were forced down during the first allAmerican raid over Eu rope an attack upon Rumanian oil field objectives 9 Including lowan Die as Plane Crashes HARLINGEN Tex crew members died in the crash of a medium bomber a mile north west of the Harlingen army gun nery school Friday They included Pfc Keigh M Hill of Dysart Iowa who was scheduled to graduate this week as a Runner Hull States Governor Is Considered Tool of Hitlers Regime W A S H I N G T O N United States has recalled its consul general from Martinique and abrogated all agreements with Admiral Georges Robert French high commissioner in the Carib bean Secretary of Slate Hull an nounced Friday that in a note handed to Robert before the departure of the consul general the hieh commissioner was noti fied that in view of his attitude the United States would have to consider him a tool of the Hitler regime which has en slaved his French homeland It is a matter of common knowledge the note said that the territory of metropolitan France contrary to the wish of the French people is being used in an ever increasing degree for active military operations against the United States nnd that Ike Vieliy regime is now an integral part of the nazi system The government of the United States does not recognize Vichy nor will it recognize or negotiate with any French representative in the Antilles who remains subser vient to or maintains contract with the Vichy regime In the circumstances the gov ernment ot the United States docs not consider effective or binding any informal understanding with respect to the French Antilles based upon past discussions and conditions nor does it consider that those discussions can serve as a basis for cither present or future relations with the French Antilles V III mahin public the note Secretary Hull told his press conference that the United States had done everything pos sible to collaborate and cooper ate from the standpoint of mu tual advantage with Admiral Robert and the people of Mar tinique Every opportunity has been given them he added to follow the example of most Frenchmen everywhere lo join in the fight against the common enemy The United States has earnestly hoped Hull continued that before this time Frenchmen in the Carib bean area would have recognized the fact that Vichy is a proHitler organization or entity and would have followed the cotirse of their brother Frenchmen elsewhere in joining the fight against the worst oppressors Franco yet has seen But that hope he concluded un fortunately has not been realized HINT ASSAULT ON AUSTRALIA Jap Spokesman Says Bases Are Completed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Japanese army spokesman hinted broadly Friday that the mikados invasion armies were preparing for an assault on Aus tralia declaring that the British commonwealth was now ex tremely nervous and that Japan had completed establishment o strategic bases in the southwest Pacific With island strongholds linked in a vast chain above Australia the spokesman said Japan has paved the way for contemplated new operations The Tokyo radio quoting Maj Gen Nakao Yahagi army press chief at imperial headquarters said the bases were situated on Timor island of New Guinea and in the Solomons Australia he said is anticipat ing new operations by the Japanese YANKSADVANCE AFTER FACING 3 HEAVY ATTACKS British Beat Off Series of Counter Drives on Center of Frontier By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor American infantry withstood three violent assaults by reinforced German troops and then smashed the nazis back deeper into the hills of northern Tunisia dispatches said Friday while the British first army beat off a series of counter attacks along the center of the 100 mile western harrier V German defenses were clearly stiffening marked by repeated slabs to jar the allies off bal ance but Gen Bwinht D Eisen howers headquarters announced that allied troops edged forward OB both wines of the front An Associated Press correspond ent with the U S army southwest of Matcur said the Americans captured an unidentified hil in bloody fighting northeast of Beja crushing three nazi counterattacks but ran into difficulties in a battle at Djebcl Tahent Ifi miles south west of Matcur The doughboys were finally pushed off two foothills south of the Djebel which were so bald that the desperately fighting infantry men could find no cover from sweeping artillery fire except oc casional small boulders the cor respondent said A military spokesman declared however thai the nazis failed to crack U S lines south ol the hill Allied headquarters said the Americans made further local advances in their push toward Bizcrte and announced that U Gen K A N Andersons British first army held all but one small section of its positions before the Tunis plain Simultaneously Gen Sir Bern are L Montgomerys British 8th army driving up the const region along a 30mile front gained its STILLWELL AND F R CONFER Chennault Will See President Saturday WASHINGTON Gen Joseph W Stilwcll commanding United States army forces in the ChinaBurmaIndia war theater objective in a renewed surge against strong axis mountain de fenses An enemy counterattack in this sector achieved slight success the allied communique said On the 1st army front there was various bitter lighting alliec headquarters said In the MedjezElBab sector the enemy launched determinec counterattacks with tanks and in fantry against our recently gained main thrust being against the Djebel Bou Aoukaz Fighting continued throughout the day With the exception of one smai Sain in the Medjerda area oil at tacks were repulsed with heavy losses to the enemy and our for ward positions were maintained The bloody Djeuct Boil Anu scene of two costly British attempts to break throuKh is he last maior barrier defending the Tunis plain In the skies allied bombers and Fighters continuously blasted axis troops and struck at enemy ship ping in the Gulf of Tunis and the Sicilian Straits vessels were sunk and di rect hits scored on others the allied command said Men Leaving Mine Work in Droves By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Walkouts in the soft coal mines swept toward an industry tieup Friday with 100400 off the job in six states Meanwhile time was running out fast and miners were quitting work in droves ahead of both the Midnight expiration of their con tract and the presidents Saturday morning deadline for assurance the industry will keep rolling The miners made clear they are waiting for a cue from Lewis Pennsylvania supplied an example of the trend the number of meu on strike there increasine to more than 41000 twenty four Hours before the 10 a m Saturday deadline set by the president for full scale re sumption of mining f In West Virginia it was the sumc story There union officers jlid sentiment among the men is with Lewis and unless something lappens the mines will close down al midnight Friday night Many of the mountaineer states 130000 Miners it was said will leave work reluctantly but nevertheless ihey will leave unless their chief goes along with the white house order In Ohio coal mine operators predicted that all the states 20000 soft coal miners would join shortly ill the walkout which sprang from a dispute over what wages should be provided in a contract succeed ing the one expiring at midnight Friday 3f Lewis purpose in assembling the policy committee apparently was to decide what to do about the presidents order but he was silent The anthracite contract also expires Friday night and New York conferees on this re lated dispuate delayed resuming Iheir meetings until after the U3IW policy group has met As expressed by F A Norman president of a local union in the Faycttc Perm field this is the way the miners feel about it It President Roosevelt came down to thispatch himself and told these men to go back to work without an agreement without a contract theyd tell him You go back and get an ordet from John L Lewis Then well go back to work AGREEMENT IS ASKED OR MORE WILL WALK OUT Union Chiefs Say Only Extension of Contracts Will Prevent Stoppage BULLETIN NEW YORK stoppage of soft coal min ing al midnight became most a certainly Friday as operators and miners re cessed until 10 a m Sat urday their wage confer ence without agreement on a contract to replace the one expiring at midnight NEW YORK coal mill ers Friday told President Roose velt in reply to his backtowork order thai they want an agree ment and want to work and asked a renewal of collective bar gaining with the mine operators Their counterproposal made in a telegram to tlie president reit erated the miners charge that the war labor board had prejudged the miners case A return to collective inc at tlii slate date in he opin ion of union executives would not prevent a work stoppage in the soft coal mines at midnight Friday night the expiration time o the extended contract unless Ihe contract is further extended V A recheck in the afternoon showed 100400 miners already on strike in Alabama West Virginia Kentucky Ohio Pennsylvania and Virginia with Tennessee unre ported ePnnsylvanJa topped the list with 44000 Approximately 450000 miners have been cm ployed in the bituminous mines John L Lewis UMW president made public the reply after a ses spent more than half an hour with President Roosevelt Friday at the white house It was the first meeting be stroyeaV tvcen the two since the war bej san T i The Italians asserted that rt iVaj Gen Claire LChcnnault commanding general of the 1Ith I American air forte in China who j arrived in Washington Wednes day with Stilwcll will see the president Saturday During these attacks strong forces of enemy fighiers were en countered H of them being de Ten allied planes were 1 pea ted MUCH COOLER IS FORECAST Freezing in Northern Iowa Is Predicted DES MOINES may be a lough night for garden plants which have 1 head start The weather bureau forecas1 much cooler weather with freez ing in the north setlion of the state ami frost in the south por tion The cool weather will continue Saturday forenoon Lowest reading in he slate Thursday night was 32 at Inwood Larnoni had Thursdays lush of 8C Precipitation reports up to 7 a m Friday included Marshalltown 120 inches Cedar Rapids 103 Iowa City 94 of an inch Ames 85 Burlington 42 and Waterloo sion of the international committee of the union policy Lewis 40 Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Buy War Bonds and Stamps from your GIobcGazeltc carrier hnv W Throws 2 Children From 6th Story Roof Then Leaps to Death NEW YORK woman identified as Mrs Rose 28 threw her two children from the roof of a sixstory Long Island city apartment and then jumped to her death Friday as the aftermath of a quarrel in which she had stabbed her aunt according to po lice The children Marion 5 and Florence 4 died soon after they were admitted to Long Island City hospital The woman died in an ambulance The Victim of he stabbing po lice said was Mrs Catherine Jer malian 58 of Astoria She was re moved to a hospital nnd treated for stab wounds on tiic face neck and hands the face of fierce defense of Ger man and Italian troops French troops attacking on both ends of the 100mile western bar rier were reported to have cap tured three more in the north at Djebel Efsena in the Sido Mansour region 22 miles west of Bizcrlc and two in the vtciscs between Pont Dti Fahs and Djebj bina in the south j Weather Report Lost Gasoline Coupons Flying Upside Down DES MOINES of a DCS Moincs ration board after hearing Ben Osborns story grant ed his request for replacement of lost gasoline coupons Osbom enlisted reserve pilot explained I was flying upside down in an open plane and my wallet fell out somewhere be tween Camp Dodge and Waukce Iowa My gas coupons were in my wallet7 The board gave him five cou pons II FORECAST MASON CITY Cooler Friday aft ernoon and Friday night lowest temperature in JIason City 28 with moderate to heavy frost strong winris Friday afternoon diminishing Friday night con tinued cool Saturday forenoon IOWA Much cooler Friday night with freezing in north and in south portion continued cool Saturday forenoon MINNESOTA Continued cold north Slightly colder south portion with below freezing temperature Friday night Ris ing temperature Saturday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 6f Minimum Thursday night 40 At 8 a m Friday it YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum j Precipitation AZ i WEATHER handed newsmen the text of the committees message to the pres ident without comment and de clined to answer questions Several union district presi dents who are members of the policy committee and who were interviewed after the meeting said the telegram meant that in the absence of an agreement there would be a voluntary stoppage of work in the mines at midnight Friday when the present ex pires Any walkout would affect ap proximately 450000 soft coal miners in the Appalachian joint conference The UMW always has taken the position that they never work without a contract and Lewis has said during the wage negotiations which began early List month that in the ab sence of an agreement llic min ers would not trespass on mine property 4 The UMW which seeks a S2 aday wiige increase among other demands told the president that the making of an agreement through a renewal of collective bargaining is the logical means of providing justice and equity oC al parties The action by the policy com mittee apparently put the next move in the wage dispute up to the white house After almost sev en weeks of deadlocked negotia tions the case was certified to the war labor board for settlement nnd ihe WLB in turn had referred the matter to the president Lewis had ignored requests by the WLB to mime a UMW representative to itshearings and worhstoppages which the president called strikes were reported from many parts of the Appalachian bituminous dis trict In asserting that it wanted an agreement and wanted lo have mining operations continued the UMW added in its message We respectfully advise that in nur judgment the makingof an agreement through a renewal of collective bargaining is the logical means of providing jus tice ami equity to all parties The statement was issued by Lewis at the conclusion of a 40 minute policy committee meeting Lewis flanked by lieutenants strode into the meeting hall 35 minutes nte Newspapermen grouped at the entrance could ob tain no statement from him When the session vas conclud ed Lewis summoned newspaper men into the meeting hall They lined up in front of him and he issued copies of the message Then he announced he would make no further statement wouW ;