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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 10, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPA8 COM THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NAZJSSWIEJLREDSBACIUNSOUTH Issue of Canceling One Years Taxes Is Transferred to House WASHINGTON houst ways and means committee Wed nesday approved a compromise Income tax collection plan impos ing a 20 per cent withholding levj on taxable portions of all wages and salaries and leaving to eacl individual the option of remain ing a year behind in tax payment or doublingup taxes in one year and going on a go basisi No tax abatement is provided The withholding levy against paj envelopes and salary c h e c k s would become effective July 1 K The committee hus aban doned all longdebated current tax collection proposals and transferred to the house floor the issue of whether one tax year should be cancelled to put all taxpayers on a payasyou so basis as proposed hy Beards ley Ruml New York banker Approving the compromise plan were 15 democrats and one repub lican Gearhart of California Nine republicans were in opposition The republicans issued a state ment saying the mountain has been labored and brought forth amouse and it is obvious that the house will have to take the matter into its own hands if tax payers are to be made current The ZO per cent withholding covering both income and victory taxes would not be an additional tax but a means of collection acainst actual taxes A spokesman for the ways and ex means committee gave planation The plan continues the existing system of collecting the individual income tax with the following ex ceptions 1 Collections in withholding as to wages and sal aries on July 1 1943 at a 20 per cent rate Con the taxable portion of this The tax collected al the source will be applied against the current 1912 lax due tax yem ast Part of To the extent that any tax collected at the source exceeds the 1342 tax liability it will be creriit ed against the tax for 1343 or sub sequent years 2 In the caslof new taxpay ers whose entire tax liability has been withheld at the source the amount withheld will be credited against the 1943 tax when their returns are filed in 1944 This would affect approximately 4000 000 new taxpayers 3 The plan uould do Ihc same thing with those taxpayers who have paid in full their l94 obli gation by July 15 In the case of those taxpay ers whose tax liability is above he withholding rate and those ii the first bracket having income other than wages and salaries hey will so ahead and pay their third and fourth installments in 1943 on Sept 15 and Dee 15 but the amount of these payments would be the affected part or 194 obligation minus payments made under the withholding levy 3 Thc committee is consider ing a plan to offer a small dis count to taxpayers who elect to pay off the past year in full and bring themselves to a current basis No decision has been reached on the amount of this per centage although 5 or 10 per cent has been The com mittee is also considering movin the date for filing returns back from March 15 to an earlier date and the possibility of persons with income other than wages and sal aries paying taxes for one year in the subsequent year by a single payment at thc time of filing tie return orat the election of the taxpayer on amonthly basis in Approve20 Withholding Levy COMPROMISE IN COLLECTION OF TAXES IS VOTED CLAIRE L CHENNAULT air commander Chennault Heads China Air Command CHUNGKING The crea tron of a China air command of United States forces under Bri Cen Claire L Chennault was an nounced in a communique issuer Wednesday from Lt Gen Joseph Stihvclls headquarters Chennault formerly was under Brig Gen Clayton com mander of American air forces In China Burma and India The communique said Upon the direction of the war department the Hth air force ws activated Wednesday under the commanding general of United States army forces in China Bur ma and India The Hth air force commanded by Brig GenChen the China air task StilweJl is the com manding general of U S armv forces in China Burma and India The creation of a separate air ommami in China fulfilled 115 lowans Reported Missing on Central Tunisia Front Losses Occurred on and Since Feb 1 5 in Apparent Heavy Action On the committees failure to approve any tax abatement Chair D N Car said cancellation of a whole year is lou go OVERCOME Minn UR Five iiremen overcome by gas in In aam UJjeJo the Bellnet Furniture com Wednesday from effects of smoke and iiom a leaking gas main in which started Tucsdav JuiAiiACU it ongcherished Chinese hope and was believed here to have been one concrete result Madame hiang Kaisheks visit to Wash ngton Observers took it for granted nat Chennaults air force would be considerably reinforced BRITISH HARASS MARETH LINE Probing Activities Are Made by Eighth Army By HAROLD V BOYLE HEADQUARTERS IN K APBICA Brit sh eighth army after dealin nppling blows to Marshal Erwin ommelK armor lias arassing and probing activities along the Mareth line in southern Tunisia an allied head quarters announcement said Wed1 ncsday Decisively repulsed last Sat urday when hc abandoned 50 of his tanks in six attempted thrusts into eighth army posi tions from his fixed fortifica tions Rommel lost two more of ms armored machines in the latest clashes with allied pa trols he communique said We knew we had won the first round and the enemy is ahowin no willingness to come up for MUNICH LASHED WITH RAF BIG BOMBER RAID Heart of City Reported to Be as One Big Fire at Height of Attack LONDON big gest bombers took to the air Tues day night to blast Munich cradle of the nai party and seat of im portant war industries in the 12th RAF assault upon the continent in 14 nights it was announced Wednesday Tuesday night aircraftof thc bomber conimand made a heavy attack on industrial objectives at Munich a British air ministry communique said Other aircraft bombed Jar eets in western Germany and laid mines in enemy waters Eleven of our aircraft are missing It was the second consecutive night stab of the RAF into south ern Germany The big British bombers made the 1300mile round trip raid to Munich after a heavy assault on Numbers Monday night in which Swiss press reports said the old center of that nazi party stamping ground was razed Tuesday nights attack in Mu nich was believed to have been at least as heavy The Germans in broadcasts Wednesday admitleci damage had been done in the Munich as sault and complained that cul tural places were damaged Canadians w h o participated strongly in thc attack said the entire heart of Munich appeared to be one big fire at one time with one explosion shooting flames nearly 2000 feet into the air and starting n column of fire visible for fid miles despite other big fires around it The flash lasted four or five seconds and thats a ions lime said one of thc Canadian pilots Thc flush was so intense we could have read n newspaper in up said another Munich Germanys fourth largest city besides the site of the nazi brown house and other nazi party headquar ters buildings has important lo comotive and car repair shops vital to Hitlers communications a motor works engineering shops and other plants produc ing submarine and airplane en gines armored cars and tanks x DES MOINES number of lowans reported missing in ac tion on the central Tunisia front on or since Feb 17 mounted to at least 115 Wednesday Virtually all of the reports of men missing in that midFebruary action have been received in thc lust three days indicating that lowans were in the midst of thc heavy fighting at that time Most of the missing were for mer residents of the southwest section of the state where they were members of national guard companies before the war and were amontr the first to fo into service However there were some from all sections of Iowa DCS Moines Davenport Fort Dodge and Centerville Wednesday were added to the list of Iowa cities reporting four or more for mer residents missing in the Feb IV action Des Moines had 9 Davenport 6 Fort Dodge 5 and Centerville 4 At least eight Ajjpanoose county men have been reported missing in that affair Among the missing from Des Moines is Chaplain Stephen Kane who was assistant Pastor at St Ambrose cathedral here for two years Father Kane left Des Monies in 1938 to become pastor of St Barnards church in Os ceola He joined the national guard as chaplain and served at Camp Claiborne la before going overseas Maj Bob Moore of Villisca Iowa headed a battalion includ ing Iowa soldiers whichreached allied lines in central Tunisia Feb 17 after being cut off by the Ger man breakthrough three days ear lier Other units were unable to get back to their lines The first thunderbolt of erief to reach loiva from he Feb 17 achon hit Villisca Monday when the war department sent tele grams to relatives of five Villis ca men missing in tile action The secretary of war regrets Hint xx x is missing in action in Africa the telegrams stated they poured out the story of thc men who didnt escape leporUs Previously had could have read n newspaper in nnrf II acli ffehting hard our kite and we were 20 000 feet v ThG soldiers in the up said another killed between The beer cellar p or round two an allied military source commented Wednesday more We know he has lost armor than he can afford Elsewhere on the 150mile Tu nisian front activity was liht and even most of the airmen were forced by bad weather to take a day off Allied patrols Here extreme ly active in northern Tunisia where the Hrilish first armv is stationed particularly in he fccdjenanc area the communi que said Thc Germans showed little activity there the nazi party was founded is in Mun ich Munich was last raided bv the RAJ on the night of Dec 21 when numerous twoton blockbusters and thousands of incendiaries were loosed on thc city railhead for the shipment of supplies to Italy and north Africa German bombers caused some damage and several casualties early Tuesday night in the coastal districts of eastern and southern tngland but there was little ac e ac tivity it was authoritatively an nounced and one enemy bomber was shot clown into the sea Nazis Start to Admit Devastation LONDON The allied air offensive against Europe swung back to full scale Wednesday Ill I 300 and 400 Germans Since then torn more Villisca men have been reported missinjf on that front Four CorninR members of the Villlsca national guard company were reported missmff Monday A tolal of 17 men from Mont gomery county in which Villisca s located have been reported Nineteen Shenandoah men and 1irom Greene county arc listed as missingbut how many were involved in the Feb 17 incident is not known here Fifteen Council Bluffs men 14 with a pulverizing attack on Mu following a raid of cciua Tn devastation on two in he central sector the French toP symbols of the completed their Parf lozeur and sent out rcconnais sancc parties toward Gafsa 50 niles to thc northeast No enemy planes were encotm ered in central or northern Tu nsia the communique said but n the Mareth line sector enemy ighterbombers attempted attacks on eighth army positions and vere driven off The Italian high command aid there was nothing to report rom Tunisia but claimed dam se to an allied freighter in a aid on Algiers harbor The terrific hitlins power of the new air attack was indicated y thc angry comment 1 AZI press 3na that the Germans are trying to ret Pope Pllls to intervene in an effort to halt the bombinr For the first time since the start of the war the German press was filled with accounts of vast dev astation wrought by the British and American attacks The Reel Oak and H from Audubon are listod as victims of the midFebruarv battle mreoruaiy A large number of the missing National with case in most Iowa victims Floyd County Reports 10 Inches of Snow North Iowa awoke Wednesday to dig out from under a heavy blanket of from 10 inches in Floydarid counties east of U Jo 0 inches in Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties and dwind ling to 1 inch in Emmet county Highway commission crews breathed easier as the day showed signs of being warm enough to lhaw the snow and hold it where it lay They reported no drifting anywhere and roads clear for snow which was packed down by traffic Parked cars snowed in at the curbmgs in downtown Mason City made clearing of the streets diffi cult and plovys did not get to dential districts Until Wednesday morning City Manager Herbert T Barclay reported no other diffi cultjcs encountered and said he was hopeful that much of the snow would thaw during the day Snow Colder for Iowa Predicted DES MOINES cov most of the Iowa landscape Wednesday and the weather bu reau forecast another layer of white for some sections of the state during the day and Wednesday night accompanied by colder weather Lowest reading Tuesday was nine above zero at Spencer 1 liesdayKhigh was 51 at Lamoni Precipitation reports during the ast 24 hours ended at 7 a m Wednesday included Mason City of an inch Forest City 55 Cherokee 32 Fort Dodge 18 Dav 9 Inch Snow Fallsjn MasoiTCity ROADS CLEAR NO DRIFTING Vega 23 Pleads Guilty to Illegal Transportation Count Fined and Costs Car and Liquor Are Confiscated by Court Jesse Stephen Vega 23 Mason City was fined 5100 and costs and his S600 car and worth of liquor were confiscated by Judge T A Beardmore in district court here Wednesday when Vega pleaded guilty to a charge of il legal transportation of liquor Judge Bcardmore told the young man when sentencing him that he took into consideration that he had not been in trouble with the law previously and that ho reportedly came from a good family Otherwise he would have been given a jail sentence the judge said pleaded to information presented to the court by Donald P Chchock Osase Mitchell coun ty attorney Sheriff Ted Horn and Donald Tuttlc clerk of Mitchell county court also ap peared here Vega was arrested Monday in Mitchell county by State Agents Max H Studer and Paul E 1EHSE STEPHEN VEGA u Hodgson His car contained limior which he said he had paid for at the liquor store in Rochester Minn Judge Beardmore turned the liquor over to the Nissen hospital at Osage and the confiscated car lo the state bureau of criminal in vestigation Vega old the court that hc had S275 still due on the Woman Suffers 2nd Broken Leg on Way to Hospital in Ambulance STONEHAM Mass nbnlance taking Mrs Bar Bowser to the hospital for treat ment of her broken leg skidded GET 8 CITIES IN COUNTER DRIVE NEAR KHARKOV Report Hitler Putting 375000 New Troops Into Raging Sector By KOGKIl GKEEXf Associated Press War Editor Swept back 100 miles with the loss of eight key cities Russias armies battled desperately to save the great prize of their 112day old winter offensive Wednesday as Adolf Hitler threw approxi mately 375000 troop reinforce ments into a counter drive against Kharkov and the upper Donets river valley Fierce battles in which the tierman fascist truups are suf fering tremendous losses in men ami material especially in tanks arc fontimiin in the district to the south and west of Kharkov soviet headauartcrs announced Thc Germans Tuesday claimed they had stormed back to a point 12 miles due west of Kharkov the soviet Pittsburgh which thc Russians recaptured last Feb IS News of the red armys grave setback imperilling the center oC a 400 mile front from Orel to Rostov was frankly acknowledged by the Russian command which declared however that thc Ger mans hud lost 20000 killed siice the end of February While the was un doubtedly critical military an alysts saw no signs of a major soviet did the Ger mans make such a claim them it was pointed out that even the greatest nazi offen sives of the war eventually dwindled and stalled through sheer physical exhaustion Day and night without pause thc Rus sians had been on the attack since last Nov 13 0 Italian dispatches to Switzer land said Hitler had been able to transfer 340000 troops from France to three armored divisions and nine infantry divisionsbe cause the allies had not estab lished a second front Red army headquarters said the Germans had shifted 12 divi sions from western Europe and were also using K other divisions rested from early defeats of the long winter campaign The eight lost cities marking thc 100mile trail of soviet re treat were listed bv the Russian command as Pavlograd only 35 miles from the Dnieper river ben d Krasnograd Lozovaya rncisk Kramatorsk Bar venkovo Slavyansk and Lisi chansk There were also indications thnl I0ind S275 stm chic leo r of Ray Murray he Missing mto a tree and other if nir ii he was caught on Minnesota where he for resale lo North ledgers at a profit Iowa IKU boot cnport 17 those groups That is thc of the southwest DRUMMER AMONG son and e Council Bluffs national regiment band is among after J n North berg destruction was compared lh r Rostock Munich was bc rico But he has had at least one nar row escape before and members be y hc may thc band in May 0 went to Louisiana with the his wov V thCV to reland the big was sunk and hc lost all his belongings loss MISSING IN MANY CASES ARE PRISONERS DES MOINES Clerk in Waterloo Store Held for Theft WATERLOO Chief H R Crumrinc announced Wed nesday the arrest of Ervin Zalin 31 charged with burglary of thc PigglyWiggly company grocery here Tuesday night in which S19950 hidden in paper was listed as stolen Police detectives recovered SI 8750 from Zahns basement Crumrine had been months a store said Zahn clerk four Boy Starts for Movies Without Money Gets Home With IQc Surplus KANSAS CITY Kay 10 startedto the movies and found DES MOINES son of Ray Murray of Des Moines for mer state secretary of agriculture Staff Sgl lack Murray 23 is among the lowans missing in the North African area since Veto 17 Mr and Mrs Murray were notified by the wardepartment Tuesday iv started to the movies and found r vitalAST hed forgotten to bring his half MASON CITY Colder Wcdncs aollar He persuaded thc bus c1 aflernoon and Wednesday n nvf i nitrhf dollar s driver lo extend credit and per suaded the theater manager to let him tend the popcorn machine lie earned 50 cents paid a 20cent admission later paid the driver two arrived home with a 10ccnt surplus Ireinc fouthcasl IS FATALLY INJURED i DES MOINES lU r S Women s JSSl carafe nme AtCB SAN rnHGO PThe woman Thursday forenooi i too Aorth mnrinn landed practically MINNESOTA western Bell Telephone company ivwiu oueeici directs merely been made prisoners of he marine corps womens losing Voroshilovgrad about Bo miles north of Postov where red army sappers were reported sowing land mines to cover the soviet retreat in thai sector While Hitler drove savagely into the heart of the OrelRos tov front scckiiiR lo restore his battered military prcstijc Ihc red armies pushed their stroinr new offensive on the central front aloiiR the old Napoleonic road from Moscow to Smolensk ami exerted heavy pressure around the key German base al blaraya Itussa in the take llmcn rcsiou Together these soviet drives may tend to case thc crisis in thc south and force Hitler to rush some of his new strength to the null Hortii day night in Mason City 5 be Official soviet dispatches said Russian shock troops had ad IOWA Cold wave in outheam miles of thc Ger nnd extreme eat of I a Wednesday night and Thursday Weather Report FORECAST say night iVot much change in tem perature Thursday forenoon Lowest temperatures Wednes ij miles wes of Moscow with the capture an allied viewpoint a paramount question was how Wcunei Maj Ruth Sueelcr director of 5 FROM FORT DODGE ARE LISTED AS MISSING all men a men reported missing in action on the war fronts have been killed or missing in action have soldiers are missing in ac tion in Tunisia since Feb rela tives have been informed by thc war department They are Staff Sergeants Keith Smokstad John Onmejka Jr Dennis Berry and J serve loured leatherneck units in this area and Rode in a plane with para marines dashed over rugged ter rain in a bouncing jeep dropped from ai 250foot tower in a cap tive parachute and scored bulls eyes with three types of rirics and guns Decidcdlv colder southeast not quite so cold west and little change in tcmpcra nortlielsl portion Wednes Thursday fore iy night and noon i farrier bnv IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tucsdav 2 Minimum Tuesday night 15 At B a m Wednesday r n inches Precipitation inch YEAR AGO j Maximum 35 i Minimum j IMSU in western defenses France the Iov countries ami Norwayto provide the punch for this new offensive on thc eastern front Military observers doubted that Hitler would risk too great a dram on ins manpower in the west particular v i vicw of signs that an allied invasion of ms socalled European fortress may strike at any time 1 EQUAL IAY FOR OLYMPIA W UPtThe Washington legislature alter sen ate approval Tuesday sent to Gov Arthur B Lansiic a measure mak ing it unlawful n pay women less than men for the same work ;