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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Ott MOIHtS I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XUX MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 161943 NO 214 KING GEORGE VISITS NORTH AFRICA U S PROGRESS ON HOME FRONT IS POINTED OUT Fiscal Needs lor 18 Agtacift Provided for in Bill Given Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON S2 939441304 omnibus appropria tions bill bundling up the fiscal needs of 18 government war agen cies was turned over to congress Wednesday as the nations eco nomic war chiefs told ah epic story of American progress in the battle of the home front It was the first annual report the balance sheet or the past rear and the budce sheet for the next for such warborn bureaus as the office of price administra tion the war production board censorship the office of war information and the war shipping administration Spread over 2100 printed pages of testimony were the explana tions top officials in charge of directing the countrys economic life from war production to con sumer prices There was praise criticism from the house ap propriations committee which ap proved their 1944 allocations with these words Great credit is due the war agencies for what has been ac been be madeThey are to be expected There has been lost motion The speed of action would npt have been attained without it Improvements have been made and will continue to be made in the functioning of the war agencies Constructive criticism has been helpful It should continue and trill be welcomed by the agencies The type of criticism which serves only to create public distrust is not helpful to the war effort Part of hat criticism was re flected in the accompanying ap propriations bill Few of the agencies escaped reductions as the committee inquired into such details as the need for expanding staffs why the OPAs rentingdi vision should have used 80 tons of carbon paper Here are the amounts the ap propriations subcommittee recom mended for the agencies and the amounts they had requested Attncy Sajhi Kecmendti Board or economic S 36150000 S Office cl censor ship War petroleum administration Office ot price administration Office of ervices 2S99SIOO 5173000 335000 I650UOOOO Vfocooyo Office for emergency management fervicesi 379G830 I Working cflp lal fund 300000 Civilian defence Office 5746521 Coordinator cf in ternal American atfairs 33860000 Office of defense transportation HSOOeoo Office of economic stabilization luouoo Liaison office 62 000 National war labor board Office of sclcn tific research Office of information Var production board Smaller war plants corporation War relocation atllhority War EluppinR ad ministration 7r23ofloon 30Ko000 100 000 Cnoncl HSilOffll 13J9S2500 47H2000 83930000 s 12006000 15noflOO Grand Total 331IOOO I3o932500 34473504 SSaWOOO 12006000 4SI70000 2373350000 I3053sil022 S2B2tHlM1 HEATED DEBATE K f accomplished by axis forces be of ships one on top of another across the bar boi enhance The task of clearing a passage now has been completed by the royal navv fhe oXS UP the wherc hc as working to dear military category reaching befor the end of 1943 an annual rate i somelensofbillions of dollars JTromPrice Administrator irvn Brown came the assert ion that price control measures5 had saved the government 000000 by thc end of 1942 and that that amount would swellto by thc end of 1943 it prices are held at cur rent levels In the face of mounting con gressional opposition to use of subsidies to keep down the cost of living the OPA chief told the commiltct that it would be impossible to get prices back to their September 1942 level without substantial use His opinion drew from Chair man Cannon DMo the obser vation that we cannot escape the fact that congress has repeatedly m the last few weeks three or four times by a record vote and overwhelming majorities indi cated its emphatic disapproval of subsidies Rubber Director William Jet fers reported that all the syn thetic rubber plants should be in operation and producing by the 36i3oooo end or thc yearv am that he was 278ooooo counting on an output of about 800Ofln fnim nf 3473000 GJmplin 54 Gets License to ONeffl 18 Comedian Was Drama Coach for Daughter of WellKnown 800000 long tons of synthetic rub ber next year He declared that there would be at the end of this year about 140 000 tons of synthetic and crude rubber and estimated that produc tion of synthetic rubber by early 750000 autumn of 144 would reach the point where it could supply nor 40MOOO mal demands There was strong intimation too that the nation is in for some new rationing programs but just when they will go into effect was left to speculation Cannon noted that the OPA justifications called for Ail additional 318000000 was provided for contract authoriza lions War Production Chief Don ald Kelson testified that we are rapMlv the limit in productive capacity in this Oflntrj He said the total Kt in 1S43 WMM reach an P r o x i m alely and said about half of rt fce for direct war production From both the military and the production point of view said I am convinced that are in the midst of one of the greatest and most powerful de velopments in devel opment of an almost incredible linking power by means of air craft f can report lo you that from now on expenditures for our air force will exceed by far thc ex penditures for any other single several new programs In charge of rationing for OPA Louis J Kroecer reported that there were eisht under con templation six or which are con Hnsent upon directives el to be issned While both he and the committee shied away from dis cussing their nature in tear that they be br advance notice he hinted thai one of them may deal with oal Conditions being what they are at present he told the committee I II we have some plans under way lllOUSandS Walk Uut here with respect to coal Now whether or not coal is going to have lo be rationed is a question of many determinations But should it become necessary to ra tion coal then certainly the com ing up of another winter makes it CHARLIE CHAPLIN and Japan got a long jump on us in the world economic battle that preceded the war itself but said that through the work of he BEV operators whom he described as economic commandos this na tion is catching up There is a long way to he added but the united nations are definitely not losing the eco nomic war Our economic strength is still rising Germany and Japan are beginning lo show the first signs of economic strain SANTA BARBARA Ca Charlie Chaplin Si year old whitehaired film comedian Wednesday obtained a license to marry Oona ONeill his 18 year old drama protege and daughter ot Playwright Eugene ONeill The comedian and his brideto be were waiting at the courthouse entrance when Deputy County Clerk Ira D Allschul opened his office Wednesday morning Chaplin wearing a brown business suit told Altschul that he and Miss ONeill wanted to procure a marriage license He filled out his application first and Miss ONeill then filled out her side of he form They arranged things so Hint neither of them appeared at thc desk together County Clerk J E Lewis said Chaplin listed his jigc as 54 and snid he was born in England Miss listed her birthplace as Bermuda and her age as 18 She was dressed in deep blue and chatted with the three men and one woman who accompanied Ihe oridal parly Lewis said the parly left im mediately by automobile shortly before newspapermen descended en masse on the courthouse Chaplin and Miss ONeill have vnown each other for imperative that we go to work right away and develop that pro gram The subcommittee gave the board of economic warfare every penny sought And declared that the testimony of Milo Perkins the boards direc tor emphasized the grave im portance of the work that is being done by that organization on the world economic front and the crucial part it is taking in the war effort Perkins told the committee Uiat the plain fact is that Germany of Shipyards After Night of Disorders BEAUMONT Tex Leningrad Chaplin reportedly coached her in her drama career after she was chosen debutante AO 1 in New York last year Chaplin had been married three times previously to Mildred Har ris Lita Grey and Paulettc Cod dard In Hollywood another Chaplii protege Joan Berry who the movie comic is the father of her unborn child collapsed when she heard of the elopement Physi cians were called to attend her Last week Chaplin agreed to pny for medical care of Miss Berry and support of her and the child When the baby is four months old a blood test will de termine if Chaplin possibly could have been the father Along Mediterranean Allied ARING Offensive OVER SUBSIDIES Taft Assails Browns Arguments for Payments to Roll Back Prices WASHINGTON IP Criticiz ing attempts of Price Adminis trator Prentiss Brown to roll back retail prices Senator Taft II Ohio tokl Brown at a congres sional lieu ring Wednesday that be cause of demoralization ot markets you are not going to have any meat for civilians in lhc next month if if The Ohioau contended that efforts of the office of price ad ministration OPA to cut back prices charged by packers with Ihe promise of subsidies had virtually hailed packer pur chases on all 05 the major meat markets in the country Brown defending plans lor sub sidy payments to hold prices down in testimony before the sen ate banking committee replied that unusually large meat pur chases for thc army are to blame for any threatened civilian short w rather than confusion over tile roil back proposal lie said the and navy now are tak ing 45 per cent of the countrys meal supply Challenged by Tall to show au thority for the payment of sub sidies to hold down retail prices Brown replied that it be impossibleto administer the price control act effectively unless such action is taken He said retail prices could be lowered by paying a subsidy to the farmer through the packers This subsidy will not increase production by one pound Tuft snapped It will prevent us from doing what we have the legal right to back the price at the farm Brown replied warmly He said he is certain congress doesnt want to follow thc latter course Testifying before the senate banking committee which is considering prohibiting or lim iting federal subsidy payments Brown said at one point that he conceded the price control act provides for such payments only to encourage production he added considering thc limitations of the act the choice of thc price administrator is this Shall we in order to bring the price of beef tor example to the Sept 15 1D42 levels roll back the price to parity or subsidize In thc midst ot a controversy with Senator Tnfl how ever Brown contended thut the price control act provides thut the price administrator may sub sidize if he has the money We have definite limitation on us the QPA chief asserted and it isnt to be construed that congress is telling us to do thc impossible thing Observing that a meal shortage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Premier General Hideki Tojo addressing an extraordinary ses sion of the Japanese diet Wednes day declared that the war situa tion is becoming increasingly tense and that there are in creasing signs of impending Brit ishAmerican offensive on a large scale the Tokyo radio reported Tiie premier assured the diet however thai jiew blows beijjg developed by the allies are things which Japan naturally has fore seen said the broadcast which was transmitted by Domci for foreign consumption and recorded by U S government monitors Seizing thc opportunity of such counteroffensives of our enemies Tojo said the imper ial forces are meeting them wher ever they come Our forces are not only inflicting lerrile blows on them hut also veloping new methods to tie them The premier not refer to Japanese defeats on Attu island in the Aleutians and in central China Uie office ol war information reported but told the tliet that Japanese troops were currying out grand scale opera tions in China nlong the Bur meseIndian frontier and in the Pacific Thus he said the war sit uation has become increasingly tense and bailies which repeat edly take place are more grim and terrific The diet which has no voice in the formulation ot Japanese poli cy and is little more than a rub ber stamp for legislation decided upon by Tojo and his military advisers was not permitted to question the premier concerning his report on the war Thc inefficient and ineffective way the rollback has been op eratcd is producing the shortage he said The packers arc not buying meat because they don know whether they will get th subsidy They are going to get it and they know it replied Brown Prisoners Ask for Hard to Work in Garden night of rioting which sent about Killed On SaiDC Day He Becomes Father 10 men whites and Jsegroes to hospitals thousands of workers at the Pennsylvania shipyards walked out Wednesday officers said refusing to return to work until quiet was restored The disorders were precipitated by an alleged attack of a young white woman mother of three children Aposse of several hun dred men under the direction of Rangcr Captain Pinvis searched nearby wwOdiVWerJnesday morning for a BEDFORD Lawrence Stark 27 son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Stark ot Bedford was killed in an air battle over Kiel Germany on May 13 the same day that a daughter was born to Mrs Stark at Portland Ore Stark was a graduate of the Peru Nebr Stale Teachers college and coached at Big Springs and Bay ard Ncbr before enlisting county jail prisoners were in line for hard labor Wednesday at their own request District Judge C Edwin Moore granted pleas of thc nine that he change their sentences from simpli confinement to hard labor The reason They want to work in the victory garden at the Polk county home TRAMPLE WET CONCRETE NFW j The last day o r n shoc shoes 17 DIE WHEN 2 PLANES COLLIDE Mountains Searched for Man Believed Surviving CARRIZOZO N Mcx Rescue parties searched the mountains of central New Mexico Wednesday for an army flyer who was believed to have survived the crash of two fourmotored army bombers which collided and plunged fo earth 35 miles south of here Tuesday killing at least 17 crew members Lincoln county Deputy Sheriff M T Lcsnett disclosing the crash Tuesday night said one flyer was believed to have para chuted successfully from one ol the plnnes shortly after the col lision Sheriff A S Stover reported from the scene of Ihe crash that the bodies of 13 crew member had been removed from thc wreckage of Ihe huge planes nliicli were believed o have been based at the Ahunogorclo N Mex air field 50 miles south ot hcic The bodies were taken to the village of tluidoso a fewmiles away Stover said William Ferguson a Ruidoso rancher who witnessed the ace and drop lo lhc earth thc plcas or oniam lhc navy woiKmcn tramped over thc wot paid tribute to their courage and concrete in their haste to buv 2 lowans Are Among Heroic Crew Who Served on Argonaut W A S 11 I N C T O N lowans were among the heroic crewmen of lhc U S submarine Argonaut who accepted destruc tion rather than surrender The eight officers and 94 men aboard thc submarine were awarded identical letters of com mendation by Rear Admiral Charles A Lockwood commanri der submarine force Pacific fleet for a successful attack against nn enemy destroyer on the subs last war patrol The two lowans lost were Rob ert Donald Wylic son of Robert Wylie 555 i Second street Web ster City and Frank Manlcy Rol ler whose sister Lillian Diton resides at Fort Madison Thc navy revealed that the men aboard thc Argonaut had accepted destruction over surrender in an encounter with a Japanese con voy off New Britain Thc navy KING GEORGE VI SOLDIERS SING FOR KING GEORGE Visit Takes Tvoops in Africa by Surprise By RELMAX MORIN Representing the Combined United States Press ALLIED HEADQUARTERS 12 N O R T H AFRICA George VI of England has been in North Africa since last Saturday visiting the scenes of the allies greatest victory and tnlking with the soldiers and sailors who won it He arrived by plane The news was held an official secret until Wednesday His inspection our crowded into at few days took the mon arch into a number of different British and American military establishments aboard warships hrouch convalescent even o a stretch of beach where more than 3000 troops were ha ringa Sunday swim That was an uiifoijretfable mo ment The men caught sight of the king standing on the verand of a small villa for officers and instantly came racing down the beach from all directions re sembling nothing so much as o horde ot seminude natives on thc warpath Thc word reached even those in Die irater There uere no stopwatches to time them bu undoubtedly every swimming ret ord for 100 yards up to 1 half mile was broken in the rush Quickly the veranda was a solid mass of tanned dripping men Suddenly the excited hum of con versation hushed The Britisn roops began singing God Save thc King as though at a sijma from niv invisible leader The moment the anthem ended the king turned and came down the steps on to the beach itself That wasnt part of Ihe schedule and it caught his aides so by surprise that he al most got away from them The king walked down into lh center of the crowd and stood there talking with those nehres Then they sang For Hes iked Its HEAYYBOMBING AGAIN HAMMER SICILY La Linea Spain Says Another Big Convoy in Gibraltar Harbor By KOGEK GKEENE Associated Press War Editor King George VI has arrived sec ttly in North Africa on what may ie a final prozero hour visit to lie British and American armies jirding for an invasion of south ern Europe While axis invasion alarms rang with peak intensity up and down he Mediterranean ranging from Gibraltar to the TurkishSyrian frontier allied headquarters an nounced that the king had already inspected his victorious armed forces in the field and bestowed on Gen Dwight D Eisenhower thc insignia of Knight of the Grand Cross Order of the Bath II was the monarchs first trip to an active uur theater since he visited Ihe British army in France early in 1910 a few months before Adolf Hitlers armies swept into France and the low countries on the march that led lo Dunkerque Wednesday the situation was Roi Twc at each other and one Enid been a long time since I have said those words buy selfsacrifice as symbolic of the dangerous submarine service Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Thundershowere ending Wednesday afternoon not much change in temperntin Wcdncsday afternoon and Wed nesday night warmer by Thurs day noon IOWA Scattered showers early Wednesday night Cooler south and east portion Wednes day night gentle to moderate winds MINNESOTA Cooler southeast portion continued cool remain der of state Wednesday night Continued ycool Thursday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 35 Minimum Tuesday night 59 At 8 a m Wednesday 67 Rain 39 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 43 reversed with thc axis nervously awaiting lhc next allied blow Enemy broadcasts variouslyre ported that a great allied invasion fleet was massing in the western half of the Mediterranean that the united nations had built up an invasion army in Syria and that Britain was trying lo bring Turkey in on her side but the Turk will not be pressed Dispatches from La Linea Spain said another big allied con voy had entered Gibraltar harbor and an Italian communique re ported that axis planes were at tacking allied ships off the Al gerian coast and landing boats off Pantcllcria In the Mediterranean the pulverizing assault on Italys antiinvasion stronghold of Sicily continued in force Tues day as waves of U S flying fortresses Mitchells and ma rauders escorted by fighters battered he axis airdromes at Bocca Di Falco Sciacca andBorfzzo Allied fighter planes shot up targets at Marsala Italian headquarters reported that the raiders also attacked lo calities near Palermo mid Trapani and in Arigento province Sicily London military commentators said thc almost continuous pound ing of Sicily strongly pointed to that island as one of the first objectives on the allied invasion schedule and declared that a synchronized attack on Grecian Crete might be expected as a prelude to actual invasion ot the European mainland Operalois saw the reported sealing of Ihe frontier between allicdocclipica Syria and Turkey is screening important military movements ot the far end ot the Mediterranean On Europes northern ram parts RAF bombers pounded enemy for the fifth succes sive night slashing at axis air fields railways and water trans port from Denmark to Brit tany in France DNB the German news agency snid Berlin underwent an airraid alarm lasting more than half an hour but declared that no dam age uid no casualties were re ported London quarters said the ilirm probably touched off by RAF reconnaissance flights in which some bombs may have and been dropped Overnight targets Included an airdrome near Aalborg Denmark an airfield near Dunkerque barges on the BrugesGhent and Lys canals a factory and train near Nantcs in north France and three locomotives in Brittany King Makes Trip to Africa by Air L O N D O N If Buckingham palace announced Wednesday that King George VI has arrived in North Africa for a personal in spection of thc victorious allied forces now girding for invasion of thc European mainland The king made the trip in a sen ke fcy his ffT ;