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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1944, Mason City, Iowa SAVE AM PAPER I Am Ammunition For War Waste or Throw Me Away OCfANTUCNT OF ARCH I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UTTTTri VOL L Associated Press and United Press Full Lewod Wirw Five Cents a Copyt MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 11 1944 This Paper Consists ol Two NO sa CONVENTION Of TO BE JUNE 26 IN CHICAGO Committee Supports Plan to Enable Armed Forces to Cast Votes By JACK BELL Chicago republicans decided Tuesday to nominate theirpresidential and vice presi dential candidates at a convention in Chicago beginning June 26 Selection of the convention time and place was made by the partys national committee after It had adopted a resolution urcinc the enactment of federal and state laws to facilitate absentee voting by members of the armed forces Chicagowon the convention with a 75000 bid after William Stern North Dakota committee man made his quadrennial hu morous bid to take the con vention to Fargo N Dak Referring to an incident at the 1940 democratic convention here Henry A Wise of Virginia asked if a basement microphone con nected with the convention hal speaker system was to be made available William S Linnell of Maine movedthat the convention be heldthe week of June 25 but when National Chairman Harri son Spangler pointed out that June 25 was a Sunday the of ficial opening date was made June 26 Monday The date and site were de cided by voice votes The national committee gave unanimous approvalto a resolu tion drafted by a committee head ed by J Russel Spraiue of New York recommending legislation which would maintain integrity of the ballot of young men and women of our country mostly of voting age are serving in the armed forces the resolutionsaid the republican parly wants them to vote Therefore be it resolved the resolution continued that the Discharged Guard Says He Was Given 86 Gun Wardens Son Used His Gun to Hunt Anamosa E Milsap W J McNamara and Donald O swansoh discharged guards at the mens reformatory here charged Tuesday that Shift Capt Dan E Beam issued the order to open the wagon gate through which 4 victs escaped New Years day The convicts took Beam and Deputy Warden L J Womachka as Themen said they would take republican recoflnmendt national committee to all legislative agencies having junsolctidnVjhe their case to Gov B B Hieken looper ordered the gate openeti McNamara said He gave the order I twice shouting it the 2nd time All 3 said they had not keen given an order either written or verbally that the gate was not to be opened to convicts carrying hostages under any circumstances Our orders were to obey our superiors and not to question an order McNamara said Warden Foss Davis pointed out none of the men accused Beamof issuing the order in their state ments to the board of control or to him The men said the accusa tion svas made to both Davis and the board In announcing dismissal of the 3 guards Monday Gov B B Hiekenlooper quoted a letterby Warden Davis to the board of control in which it was stated that the guards were discharged for violating orders that they never were to open both the inner and outer gates at the same time and that no gates ever were to be opened to convicls carrying hos tages even if the hostage was the warden himself As far aswe were concerned Millsap said we werent letting out any hostages We thought Womachka was sick and was be ing rushed to the hospital No one warned us that a break was tak ing place despite the fact the turnkeys office had been warned ty a guard from the deputys of fice and by another guard Warden Davis said the guard who called from the deputys of fice did not make himself clear Millsap also charged his 12 gauge pump gun with which he is usually equipped was taken from him NewYears day and that he was given an 1886 model 10gauge lever action gun in its place Warden used the 12 gauge gun to huntrabbits New Yearns said saw walking upthetracks with the framework of the federal and the several stateconstitutions which jwill assure to bur men and women in the armed services the fullest and most complete opportunity to vote being sure that the integrity of the ballot is maintained The committee adopted a 2nd resolution looking to postwar protection of American markets against free importation of un wanted Americanlid goods on foreign shores Offered by Mason Owlett Pennsylvania committeemah the resolution suggested that the partys postwar advisory coun cil consider recommending legis lation to prevent what he called shady arid racketeering deals in surplus goods which followed the last war and hurt American producers Such distress merchandise he said amounted to billions of dol lars Nazi Blockade Runner Was Camouflaged Rib de Janeiro German blockade runner sunk last week in the south Atlantic was camou flaged and flew the Argentine flag the newspaper OGlobosaid 1 Tuesday and had Argentines among its crew is customary for German blockade runners to fly the flag of a neutral country in efforts to ward off attack Use of crew mem bers from a neutral country on such boats is contrary to interna tional law In the role of a neutral nation Argentina would haveno reason to camouflage boats under its flag O Globo in a dispatch from Re cife said 11 Argentines were among crew members landed in Brazil after the blockade runnci sank It said the Argentines were mostlyof adult age while German crew members were mostly young sters The same paper reported Mon day that the ship had been scut tled by her crew Jan 3during a chase by U S and Brazilian nava and air forces going down be tween Ascension island and the African coast It added that 145 crewmen had been interned in a camp in north eastern Brazil An official an nouncement last Saturday had said that the ship was sunk by the pursuers while carrying con traband from Japan to Germany No comment on the report wa available immediately from off cials in Argentina the only one o the South American nations whicl has not broken relations with the youth returned to the prison with the gun and a rabbitlater ux the afternoon V Warden Davis verified that the mn had beenj used by his son When the warden called us into his office to dismiss us Monday noon Millsay said he told us that we were the goats Both McNamara and Swanson e rifled the remark and Davis vould neither deny or affirm he ad made it The men also charged that their epositiohs taken by board mem er Dave McCreery and Warden 3avis were accurate as far as they ventbut they didnt tell the rhole story They also said reformatory guards receiveno instructions in use or care of guns and ho tar get practice because there is no iring range This information was con Irmed by Warden Davis When asked if it is the as sumption guards know how to handle guns they are issued the warden Tex The late Warden Glenn Haynes established compulsory monthly target practice for guards at the state penitentiary It has been continued under Warden Percy A LainsonGuards there must maintain an estab ished mark with ammunition fur nished by the state according to Deputy Waiden J E Bennett Swanson a penitentiary guard for 6 years before coming here said all the gun skill he had ac quired was at Fort Madison Mill sap an Anamosa guard for 12 years and McNamara for 8 said they had never been instructed in un use or care although they knew something about guns A gun club was organized by guards at Anamosa somayears ago they said but memberships were S2 for ammunition and it soon broke up for want of mem bers Swanson said herecently broke open a gun issued to him and found the shells inside corroded and that he cleaned it as best he could Thedismissed guards insisted they were not bringing their charges to get their jobs back Millsap and McNamara said they would not return under anv con ditions but that they felt the people hada right to know more about what happened BOY CAPTURED IN SLAYING Renwick Boy Found on Farm Near Avoca Co until Bluffs P A state wide search for Doran Machovec 15 who was sought by Humboldt authorities in connection with the fatal shooting of his stepfather Paul Voss 41 ended Tuesday when he was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Fred Strother at Avoea The youth who had been miss ing since the shooting Saturday nlirht was brought to the county jail here at noon The shooting occurred on Voss farm 2 miles south of Renwick in Humboldt county Voss died shortly after he was found by his wife in the barn with a bullet i wound in his head Machovec was captured on the farm of John Bestman 4 miles east of Mihden where his fath er John Machovec is employed as a farm hand Sheriff Riley C Nelson of Coun cil Bluffs and Deputy Strother who were assisted in the cap ture by Sheriff Grover Philson of Harlan and Iowa stable Patrol man Donald Danford said they had received a tip that he was on the farm and upon their arrival met Machovecs father Asked whether his son was there Machovec was quoted by Nelson and Strother as saying What do you want him for Nelson andStrother said the fath er told them the boy was in the house and when officers entered they found the youth warming his feet by the stove where he had after helping to unload some teed on the farm Nelson and Strother said he readily admitted his identity and also admitted the shooting but denied any knowledge that his stepfather had died troubles the boy was quotedas saying in connection with theshooting auttroritieshEwe been notified of his capture and said they will send officers to return himto Humboldt where County Attorney Franklin Jacqua has filed a preliminary information charging Machovec with the fatal shooting of his stepfather REDS STEADILY DRIVE TOWARD RUMANIAN LINE Smash Toward Vital OdessaWarsaw R R Approach Bug River Moscow A5 Russian spear heads steadily bringing war nearer to Rumania drove toward the vital OdessaWarsaw railway Tuesday and advance scouts felt out theeastern bank of the south ern Bug river after capturing a long stretch of land southeast of Zhmerinka a junction on that F R Backs National Service Act for Use of All Manpower for War Output PREDICT DROP IN MERCURY Des Moines weath er was forecast for Iowa Tuesday night The weather bureau saidtem peratures might hit a minimum of 5 below at Mason City 4 below at i Fort Dodge and 3 below at Water loo i Lowest reading early Tuesday Buy War and was one above at Spencer The US BOMBERS BLAST NAZIS Air Battle in Central Germany Is Reported London hourlong parade of giant American planes streamed into axis Europe Tues day and radio Berlin reportec that swarms of American heavj bombers and nazi fighters wer locked in a great air battle ove central Germany The big bombers thunderec across the channel in waves in daylight followup to the RAF mosquito attack on Berlin Mon day night A number of radio stations Holland and Germany immediate ly fell silent and Berlin broadens a Transocean news agency dis patch that American 4motored planes attacked targets in cen tral Germany at noon The luftwaffe conspicuously absent during the heavy allied raids on the French invasion coast in recent weeks rose in strength to meet the American bombers according to Transocean which said heavy losses were inflicted on the raiders Simultaneously with Ihe ap parent resumption of the 8th U S air forces assault on the continent after a 3day rest strong forma tions of medium bombers and fighters attacked the French in vasion coast The fortress and liberators last raided EuropeFriday when they blasted unidentified targets in southwest Germany Nazi broad casts said the twin Rhineland chemical cities of Mannheim and Lndwigshafen were hit Twinengined British mosqui toes resumed the British offensive against Berlin with a nuisance raid Monday night as authorita tive air ministry sources estimated that the campaign to knock the nazi capital out of the war had been 40 per cent completed The mosquito raid may have been a prelude in the nature of a reconnaissance attack to new blockbuster assaults on Berlin last hit by British heavy bombers early on the mornings of Jan 1 and 2 Mosquitoes last attacked Berlin Jan 5 main railway line To the rear the second Ukraine army of Gen Ivan S Koiiev fought within 15 miles of the Dnieper bend rail center of Smela after wiping out 8000 nails encircled north of Kirovo grad The German high command declared the Soviets had launched new attack from their bridgc ead north of Kerch in the Cri mea with fighting still continu ng There was no soviet confir mation Berlin also said fighting aged all day Monday for posses ion of Sarny rail city 35 miles vithin old Poland The first Ukraine army hourly ricreased the threat of severing tie OdessaWarsaw railway a isaster for the Germans that vould throw them back upon Ru mania for supplies and use of rail vays and highways and put the liggest burden yet upon that sal nation The danger to the Germans in he Smela gap also mounted iteadily The German formations which were annihilated were the rem nants of 3 tank divisions 1 in fantry division and a motorized perhaps 50000 men Only a few members of these units were said to have escaped he trap Gen Nikolai Vat u tins 1st Ukraine army meanwhile battling Forward on General Konevs right slashed 2 branch lines feed ing the OdessaWarsaw railway and captured Bereznoe and Lud Tipol 21 and 37 miles respectively southeast Sarny 35 miles in side jesting Mondays advarices a sia id that more than 12000 Germans were slain duringthe day In addition to the 8000 wiped out by Konevs forces Vatutins veterans accounted for 4000 more as they drove toward Sarny Ad vance unitsofthered army were reported 5 miles east of Sarny Monday Berlin dispatches to Stockholm newspapers said the Germans had evacuated Sarny and that Vatu tins army is threatening to en circle Rovno another rail junc tion 50 miles to the southwest Vatutins left wing operating about 70 miles to the west of Konevs army captured Vorono vitsa and Nemirov in a drive for Vinnitsa and the WarsawOdessa railway A junction of Konevs and Vatutins forces would isolate 5 State Officials Announce Candidacies for ReElection Des Moilies state officials Tuesday announced their candidacy for reelection subjecl to Ihe republican primaries in June They were Secretary of State Wayne M Ropes State Auditor C B Akers State Treasurer John M Grimes State Secretary of Ag riculture Harry D Linn and At torney General John M Rankin Akers is the only man left on the state executive council who came into office when the repub licans returned to power at the Iowa statehouse in January 1939 after the 6 years of democratic thousands of Germans already outflanked in the SmelaKanev sector of the Dnieper bend Ko nevs advance guards were within 15 miles of Smela the commnique reported Russian guerrilla forces were reported lending invaluable aid to the regular red army forces the soviet communique reported They were marching with Vatutin in his thrust into old Poland and were active on the Black sea coast near Odessa where they were wreck ing German rail facilities Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier bay top Monday was 42 at Council Bluffs HAS POST IX ITALY Dei Karl Fischer Iowa slate com missioner of public safety is in charge of police and prisons in central Italy where he is on the staff of the military government according to word received by friends here Boy 1 Playing Lets Get Hurt Is Found Hanged to Death Chicago Dannert 11 split a coke with his mother before she left for work in a war plant Monday night then called on 2 brolhers in the apartment across the hall to pass the time until she returned The 3 tried various games but all turned out to be dull Then Dennis invented a new game Lets Get Hurt When it was his turn to be it he told James Godfrey 9 and Tom 6 Now Ill play like Im hanging myself He ordered them to stay in the kitchen until he was ready When he didnt answer them they in vestigated and found him hang ing from the head of the bed with a bright silk scarf around his neck They telephoned the war plant for his mother with whom Den nis had lived alone since his fath er died when he was one year old and she was 16 Neighbors helped her unfasten the scarf I thought he was just leas ing me Mrs Ruth Dannert said When a doctor arrived Dennis was dead SENTENCED FOR FORGERY Cedar Rapids UD Edward Gorsch 32 Marengo Iowa sentenced Monday to a term nol to exceed 10 years in the state penitentiary on charges of forging his brothers name on two checks rule Rankin is in his 2nd 2year term as attorney general and Ropas and Linn are in their first 2year terms Grimes was ap pointed state Ireasurer last Octo ber by Gov B B Hiekenlooper lo fill the vac icy lefl bv the death of W G C Bagley of Ma son City The concerted move by the WAYNE M ROPES of State B AKERS Auditor other members of the executive council left Governor Hiekenloop er as the only council member who has made no formal an nouncement of his 1944 campaign plans His announcement as a candidate for the republican nomination for United States sen ator is anticipated Ropes whose home is at Onawa is 45 a veteran of World War 1 and a former 19251933 Mon ona county auditor He was Mon ona county representative in the legislature in 193940 and was elected secretary of state in 1942 He is married and has a son in the marine corps and a daughter in the WAC Akers from Ottumwa Is 55 a veteran of World war 1 and was in the coal business both mining and retail until elected state audi tor in 1938 lie is married and has one son Grimes was a nesvspaper pub lisher at Osceola at the time of his appointment as state treasurer He was a newspaper publisher and served a term in the Missouri state senate before coming to Iowa in 1913 He ran newspapers at Montezuma and Carroll and wasip the businessat Perry He went to Osceola in 1929 He is 70 and has a wife and one son Linn was born on a farm in Shelby county Iowa and at tended Iowa Slate college where he was graduated in 1924 He was field representative for the Iowa Horse and Mule Breeders asso ciation lor 12 years before be coming assistant secretary of ag riculture in 1939 He was elected secretary in 1942 He is married and a member of the American Generally Cool Reception Given to F R Proposal Washington IP President Roosevelts proposal for a national service legislalion met with a gen erally cool receplion in congress Tuesday Senator Johnson D Colo of the senate military affairs com mittee predicted such a measure could never get out of the com mitee and Chairman May D Ky of the house military com mittee told reporters Ive never been hot for it and Im not hot for it now From Paul V McNutt chair man of the war manpower com mission came I think no comment is the best answer For months he has been meeting questions about the national serv ice by saying it was up to the president At the same time he has said that he did not believe a na tional service act would solve manpower problems Last November managementlabor JOHN M GRIMES Treasurer Legion Rankin was district judge at Keokuk nearly 14 years prior to his appointment as assistant at torney general of Iowa in 1939 Upon the death of Attorney Gen eral Fred Everett in 1940 Rankin was appointed to fill the vacancy He is 70 a veteran of the Span ishAmerican war and is married and has one daughter the nationa policy com mittee of the WMC took a strong position against national servic legislation and pledged whole hearted support of voluntary con trols of the manpower program This committee is composed of in dustrial labor and agriculture leaders May said he did not knot whether his committee would re open hearings on numerous na tlonal service bills before it H recalled that the house committe had held extensive hearings o1 national senice legislation lai year but took no action because o what he termed lack of suppor for the proposals Representative Andrews of York ranking republican on th committee said he favored th legislation but was doubtful if th committee Would approve it Representative Brooks D La said he hadfound no demanc and no support f i n h home district On the other hand Senato Austin R VI declared a na tional service law would be tl answer to all this propaganda o the other would slio that there is no division or lack c unity of purpose in Oils country Senator Wheeler D Mont d dared his opposition assertii such legislalion tends lo do ju what we are fighting against It would give dictatorial powc lo the executive branch of tl government to regulate the iiv of every person Wheeler adde COST OF FOOD LAW REALISTIC TAX ACT URGED Message to Congress Deals Largely With Domestic Problems Washington National serv ce legislation designed to make vailable for the war effort the bilities of every ablebodied adult n the nation topped a 5 point luickvictory program laid before ongress Tuesday by President Roosevelt He reported that his recent coh erences at Teheran and Cairo in Folved no political or li lancial commitments but were limed solely at winning the war and laying the groundwork lor uture work security Then the president said I hat na ional service legislation would guarantee an earlier victory and reduce the toll of suffering and HARRY D LINN of Agriculture sorrow and blood Under such legislation the gov ernment would give direction to he work of all citizens and through it Mr Roosevelt said Thief Is Identified Through Stolen Shirt Chicago S Good man 27 was in jail Tuesday be cause of the laste of A G Will ingham Texas ranger in shirts and chewing tobacco A burglar entered the home of Willinghams I daughlcr and stole the visiting f ranchers suitcase Willingham spotted Goodman wearing one of his shirts Monday night Good man said the shirt was his own Willingham searched him and found a plug of chewing tobacco in the shirt pocket Bloodhound Chewing said Willingham For ssiC oniy in Believe Omaha Woman Found Beaten to Death Was Victim of Robbery Omaha that the 68 year old woman found blud geoned lo death here Monday was carrying and 2 government allotment checks in her purse gave rise Tuesday lo speculation by police that robbery was the motive The woman was idenlifeicl Mon day night as Mrs Agda Moline an Omaha resident 50 years Her daughter Mrs Violet Mc Creary of Omaha identified tho her clothing and said JOHN M RANKIN General 10 Year Old Girl in Texas Becomes Mother Mohans Tex UR A 10 year old 80 pound Negro girl gave birth to an 8 pound 8 ounce daugh ter New Years day and both mother and daughter arc doing well after a normal delivery Dr J E Cook attending physician said Tuesday Cook said he believed the girl was the youngest mother in the nations medical history She wanted lo gel right up and 30 out lo play wilh olher children right after the delivery Cook said We havent been able to Ret the girl to tell us who the cashed here He pleaded guilty I father is1 he added Plane Drops Medicine for Snowbound Rancher Carlsbad N Mex tors planned to move Plcz Julian pneumoniastricken foreman of the snowbound XBar ranch lo a hospital Tuesday after crcdil ing a lowflying bomber which dropped sulfathiazole at his wifes feet with saving his life Mrs Julian called Ihe Carlsbad army air base 50 miles from the ranch when drifted snow made roads impassable and Julians condition became critical Maj Richard B Jones base medical officer diag nosed the case as pneumonia and prepared the medicine Dies From Exposure Gas While in Auto Greencastle In4 Schlender 23 Syracuse Nebr died Monday of exposure and car bon monoxide poisoning suffered New Years day police said Miss Schlender and a seaman stationed at the DePauw university naval school were discovered unconsci ous in an automobile whose ex haust pipe had been clogged wilh snow The naval student is re covering police said mller returning home visiting Ihe McCrearys and ler grandson Clyde McCreary a soldier home on furlough when she was killed 4 BROTHERS HOME Waterloo 4 Simons Brothers saw each other for the first time in a year when all ar rived home on furloughs The boys sons of Mrs Josephine Simons were Cpl Cletus inf Cpl Tech Laverne army aii corps medical division Cpt Rob ert engineering corps and Sgt Donald tank division Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from Tour GlobeGazette carrier boy PRESIDENT ROOSEV every man and woman can find thaiinner satisfaclion which comes from making the fullest possible contribution to victory Presumably such an act would be administered for civilian tasks much as selective service is ad ministered for military service In a report on the slate of the lation read separately in the louse and senate by clerks the president also laid down a paltern or what he described as a sec ond bill of righls covering future F R to Broadcast Tuesday at 8 p m President Roosevelt will broad cast a shortened version of his message to congress over KGLO at 8 oclock Tuesday nichl ndiviclual security ranging from idcquately paid jobs lo prelection ngainst economic Tears of old age t sickness accident and uncmploy i ncnt The luitional service act was proposed for the duration to pre strikes and with some ex ccptions to make available for war production and for any other essential services every able bodied adult in this nation These were his other 4 points 1 A realistic lax law 2 Continuation of the law per mitting renegotiation of war con tracts i 3 A cost of food law 4 Reenactment of the ten nomic stabilization act which ex pircs next June 30 In his annual message to con gress which he was pievented by the grippe from delivering in person Mr Roosevelt dwelt largely on domestic problem but he spoke also of Ihe war and its t progress 3 His legislative program was J proposed in order to concen trate all our energies and re sources on winning the war and e lo maintain a fair and stable economy at home His 5 measures the chief ex executive said a jusl and equitable whole Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and colder Tuesday night Lowest tempera tures Mason City 5 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday nigh and Wednesday Colder Tues day night The president said he was con Minnesota Mostly fair Tuesday vinccd that a national service act night and Wednesday colder Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 36 Minimum Monday night 5 At 8 a m Tuesday 7 At I p m Tuesday 11 Al 2 p m Tuesday 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 20 was necessary Although 1 am convinced he said lhat we and our allies can win without such a measure I am certain that nothing less than to tal mobilization of manpower and capital resources will guarantee an earlier victory Supporting his arguments for a national service act he said mil lions of Americans are not in this war at all and that the act vvould be 3 means by which every man and woman could make Ihe ;