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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1944, Mason City, Iowa DtPARTUENT OF HISTORY AHO A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT GfVEMOJK N44 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOl Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAKCII 14 1914 This Paper Consists ol Two One NO 138 Senate Passes States9 Rights Service Ballot 2 AUTHORS OF ORIGINAL BILL LASH MEASURE Barkley Attack Regarded by Some as Presaging Veto by President Washington if A states rights service vote bill permitting the use of a curtailed federal bal lot only with the states permis sion won final approval of the senate Tuesday after embittered debate The senate voted 47 to 31 lo ap prove the filial version of the measure worked out by a joint conference committee of house and senate members after weeks of wrangling The measure now goes to the house where Chairman Worley D Tex of the elections commit tee predicted its prompt accep tance Senator Green D R I and Lucas D authors of the original federal ballot bill dis owned It after the house ripped away must of their handiwork and replaced it with machinery giving the stales first say about the fonn of the ballols and full right to de termine the qualifications of ab sent voters Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky took the floor against the compromise declaring it was so bound up with adhesive tape in a legal sense lhat it would complicate voting by service men and women in the November cleclion In a speech regarded in some quarters as presaging a veto of the measure by President Roose velt Barkley said congress had failed to set up as simple a pro ceure for voting as was possible In addition to members of the armed forces the following would be authorized to use the federal ballots under the same restric Members of therriercriant marineandpersons serving with the American Red Cross the so ciety of Friends the Womens auxiliary service pilots and the United Service Organizations outside of the United States and attached to the armed forces A war ballot commission com posed of the secretary of the navy secretary of war and war shipping administrator would handle the federal ballots Dr Crabb and Bailey Victors in School Board Election R L BAILEY New Board Member Heavy Attack on LeMans Is Made by RAF London halifaxes droning out under a waning moon staged a heavy attack Monday night on the stra tegic railway center of Le Mans in western France while mosqui tos struck at Frankfurt and other places in western Germany It was the second bombardment of Le miles southwest of Paris and on the shortest rail roule between the north and west coast 6 night s Two bombers were lost during the night The precision blow by moon light was another explosive punch in the new allied dayandnight campaign against nazi transpor tation facilities all over France hitting at the vital arteries for quick movement of troops and supplies to the Germans vasion wall The Germans Ihcir blitz re vival at least temporarily sub siding to sneak raids for the second successive night sent a small force over the south coast of England dropping a few bombs harmlessly and setting off sirens in one London area The air ministry said Lc Mans was hit in a heavy attack in dicating the increasing weight of these specialized night blows dur ing a period when Ihc moonlighl has prevented major saturation attacks deep into Germany in co ordination with American day light assaults The night flyers also laid mines in enemy waters One plane was lost on intruder patrols over the continent Dr George M Crabb who is now serving as president of the Mason City school board was reelected to that board for another 3 year term in Mondays election R L Bailey local insurance man vas elected to the board for a similar term taking the place that will be vacated by F W Osmund son who was not a candidate Dr Crabb and Mr Bailey won over 2 labor candidates Clarence Ramsey president of the local union of Ihe Packinghouse Work ers Organizalion Committee and Henry Rheingans president of the Mason City Labor Assembly The vote for these 2 contested places on the board was Dr Crabb 1278 Bailey 1273 Ramsey 338 Kheinxans 353 A proposition authorizing the school district to levy a tax not to exceed mill to finance a summer playground program in Mason City carried by 1235 to 332 Allan F Beck was reelected treasurer a position he has held for 22 years without opposition Dr Crabb has been a member of the board for the past 6 years heading lhat body this year Mr Bailey who Is president of the Mason City P T A will take office when Ihe board meets next Monday for organization purposes At that time he will replace Mr Osmundson who has served since his appointment in November 1942 lo take the place of Frank Pcarce who resigned to enter the armed service Mr Osmundson was reelected last March for an unexpired term of one year Serving with Dr Crab and Mr Bailey as the board convenes will be Jay Decker Garfield Breesc Howard Knesel Howard OLcary and Raymond Zack The new board member has been in business in Mason City 14 years coming here from Osage to head the MasonCity branch office of the Bankers Life com pany He was born and reared In the Osage community He re ceived his technical training in the Hartford Conn sales re search school X Mr Bailey is a veteran of World war I and a member the American Legion and Veteri ans of Foreign Wars The Bail eys have 3 boys and a ward now attending the Mason City schools One son is with the marines in the southwest Pacific Dr Crabb and Mr Bailey car ried all 4 Mason City wards by overwhelming votes of 3 or 1 to 1 As soon as the results started coming in it was apparent lhat these 2 were easy victors in the election The vole on Ihe playground proposition assures funds for the recrealion program carried on by the Y M C A and other agencies in the city without calling for private contributions by means of which the program has been car ried on for several years A half mill lax vill raise ap proximately 511000 but sponsors of the program state between a third and a half of this will be REPORTS NAVY 44 NEED is 500000 MEN Fleet Expanding at Rate oi Nearly 12 Seagoing Ships a Day Washington of c Navy Frank Knox said Tues ly that the navy would need al lost 500000 more men to meet ic navys goal of 3006000 men y the end of the calendar year The men will be needed to man he fleet which will expand this ear at an averagre of nearly 12 eagoing ships a day Knox told a press conference hat the navy strength would be von higher next year but that vhen the 3000000 mark is past he navy will start leveling off on nductlons barring unforeseen de elopmenls Vice Admiral Randall Jacobs chief of naval personnel who was present al the news conference sliinatcd that the strength of all the naval marine corps and coast be about 3700000 by the end of 1944 Knox said that the navy would not reach its maximum strength until sometime in 1945 He said that the number of ships in com mission increased from 913 on Jan 1 1942 to 4167 on Jan 1 this year To emphasize the shnrp expansion that has taken place and the need for personnel Knox said that an average of 34 ships were commissioned each day in 1942 in 1943 the daily average was Tjfi ships and in this year the estimate is an average of 117 ships This years number includes only seagoing craft and is exclu sive of such craft as oil barges small miscellaneous amphibious craft and district craft which also ure manned with navy personnel Knox estimated the present strength of the navy at 2510000 personnel A Card Gas Allowance Will Be Cut to 2 Gallons Each Week in Midwest Icy Highways Keep Draft Quota Home Ice covered the highways of North lowu Tuesday mornin making them exceedingly slippery for travel but main transporta tion routes were continuing busi ness as usual The Jefferson Transportation company reported buses were sent north and south Tuesday morning and east and west bound buses were expected in here at noon All connections with other buses were stopped however on account the ice Some trouble was encountcrec early Tuesday morning by the Mason City Motor Coach in the Central Heights district bu aside from this local buses were running on their regular route close to schedule The men from Cerro Gordo draft board No 2 who were sched tiled to leave at a m Tuesday for their prcinduction examina tions at Camp Dodge will not leavi for a couple of days it was an nounced by Chairman Georg Ludeman Monday night when th highways became impossible travel because of the ice A call from the induction con ter at Camp Dodge said that an other notice would be sent out t the men to report later About 7 men had been scheduled to leav early Tuesday Rairloads reported no difficult from the ice the weight of the equipment breaking what collected on the rails DR GEOKGE M CKABB polled Largest vote in 20 years was In 1924 the year Fred Duf field and D W Grippen were elected That year 3837 persons went to the polls A E McAulcy and M S Steece were the other candidates Most school elections however have been quiet affairs with mem bers often being elected without opposition Following is the vote over the past 20 year period sufficient for the playground sys tem Hence the board may levy less than a half mill or make 1 levy cover a period of 2 years The vole was moderately heavy for a school election a total 1706 ballols being cast The vole was the largest since 1339 when a total of 1974 was officers and enlisted including WAVES Knox noted that draft boards recently have encountered much difficulty in meeting their quotas It is my personal view and that of the secretary of war and the chairman of the maritime commission that we are bound to facethe large phase of the whole problem and enact some kind of national service Knox said That will check and halt the most serious feature of the whole manpower turnover in employment litll REDS OVERRUN BIG DNIEPER relentlessly at the German Dnieperbend salient the Rus sianstoppled the big German anchor base of Kherson at the mouth of the Dnieper following a lightning drive past Tyaginku Other forces A have driven toward the Rumanian border Moving swiftly past Uman the Rus sians have announced the capture of Gnivoron B on the middle Bug river Nazis Admit Russians Have Crossed Middle Bug River Snow and Colder Forecast in Iowa 924 1025 1026 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1333 1934 1935 I93G 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 194 1944 3837 18GO 1180 1079 274 123 135 132 385 341 1809 341 1301 317 1974 1460 1052 350 409 1705 The vote by precincts in Mondays election was n a oo o to o 73 a 3 Proposition 12 SOLDIERS DIE N MINE BLAST 14 Others Injured in Field Demonstration Little Kock Ark army joard of inquiry at Camp Joseph R Robinson Tuesday investigated he explosion Monday of a sup posedly harmless land mine which killed 12 soldiers and injured 14 olhers 4 of Ihem seriously Ten men were killed outright by he blast which occurred during i demonstralion of mine installa Jons and two others died a short ime later Details of the explosion were withheld pending the inves tigation i All the material used in the demonstration which also in cluded instructions in handling and removing mines and booby traps was supposed lo be relative ly harmless The men were members of the iS2nd battalion commanded by LI Col Gerald D Albrechl Jack son Teiin which was transferred from Louisiana last month 1st Word 373 289 1 288 86 i 78 i 286 61 2nd Ward i 605 i 477 470 113 108 443 i 119 3rd Ward 448 323 I 324 100 100 i 308 100 4th Ward 280 M89 19T 54 i 52 i 198 i 52 Total 1706 M278 1273 i 353 I 338 1235 i 332 Buy Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report Papers for Newsboys Get in Salvage Truck Springfield III Illi nois Slale Register received a frantic call from newsboys at an outlyingpart of the city Monday night when 200 papers disap peared They were found after 15 men searched several truckloads of wastepaper at a collection depot A patriotic citizen had found them on a street corner when they were thrown from a truck and had turned them in as wastepaper Draft Dodging Causes Man to Get Gray Hair and Stomach Trouble New York roundup of draft delinquents netted a man who the FBI said had Registered under a false name failed to rclurn a questionnaire failed lo appear for a physical exi a falling was not sc Young Woman Suffers Bruises When Fighter Plane Strikes Home Evrvnsvillc Ind Mar joric McCulchcon 22 was treated Tuesday for bruises suffered when A thunderbolt fighter airplane crashed inlo her home Miss McCulchcon was sUuck animation neglected lo report for induction and carried no regis tration card He said his efforts lo dodge the law gave him gray hair slomach trouble and nervous disorders MAGPIE GREETS HUNTERS Hardin Colo origin of the cheerful hello there which greeted hunters in the Platle river bottoms had been found The mystery of the voice was solved when a magpie was seen perched on a limb shouting Hello there Naturalists said the bird appar ently escaped from ils owner after learning the two words riously hurl Her 5 year old broth er suffered shock The accident happened late Monday when the plane piloted by Capt Joseph Genovese test pilot for Republic Aviation company made a forced landing after the crafts motor failed The plane glided downward on a line toward the McCutchcon home shearing 3 powerlinc poles before crashing into Ihe kitchen Capt Gcnovcsc was bruised and one knee was snraincd Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier hoy Mason City Rain snow and colder Tuesday after noon Snow and colder Tuesday night Temperature Wednesday morning about 5 at Mason City Wednesday cloudy and slightly colder Iowa Snow northw trcmc west and lo snow remainder of slate Tuesday night becoming flur ries Wednesday Colder wesl and central portions Tuesday night colder Wednesday winds 2530 miles in hour Minnesota Light snow Tuesday night preceded by rain south east portion early Tuesday night Wednesday diminisning snow flurries Colder Tuesday night and Wednesday Winds diminishing Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 32 Minimum Monday night 23 i At 8 a m Tuesday 23 I Rain slecl 32 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 29 Des Moincs Iraffic moved slowly over water covered icy streets and highways throughout most of Iowa Tuesday and the forecast was for snow and colder and strong winds Most sec tions of thestate reported sub stantial rain Bus travel out of DCS Moines was canceled for a few hours Monday night but was resumed slowly Tuesday morning Automobile traffic dwindled and pedestrians moved carefully Plane transpor tation at DCS Moines was halted Monday and airport attendants said it would not be resumed until the ice clears from the runways The weather bureau predicted the rain would change to snow In the west Tuesday afternoon and in the extreme east Tuesday night Cloudy and colder weather were forecast for Wednesday with fresh to strong winds An unusual part of the situation was that although considerable rain fell following Monday freeze the ice did not melt Weath er bureau representatives ex plained that the cold ground kepi the ice intact while the warm at mosphere resulted in the precipi tation being rain Minimum temperatures Tues day morning were generally ii the higher twenties and lowei thirties The low for the stall was 23 at Mason City and tin high for Monday was 46 at La moni Precipilation reported to th wonthor bureau Cedar Rapid 95 of an inch Davenport Fort Dodge Iowa City 01 Charles City 59 Dubuque 3 Ames 35 Mason Citv 32 D c Moincs 21 Council Bluffs 16 Burlington 04 There were thumlcrslorms many sections Doris Benson lo laughter nf Mr and Mrs Harold 1 Benson V as struck by lightning Monday night in a freezing rain storm at Oskaloosa Tuesday the girl still was unconscious and her condition was serious Meanwhile scores of accidents were reported because of the ice glazed streels and highways Traffic mishaps were minor gen erally and Ihcrc were numerous changing to i injuries from falls on the streets BULLETIN London ffi Russian troops ave crossed the middle BUK river 11 the western Ukraine and ormcd several bridgeheads south vest nf Uman the German radio said Tuesday night London Every available ship in Rumanias Black sea ports ins been rushed nuflhward ap parently to Odessa iin Istanbul lispatch said Tuesday Thisap peared to foreshadow complete collapse of the Germans broken southern flank in Russia in a vast cale 1944 Dunkirk which would ull the battle line back into ob viously frightened Rumania The Istanbul dispatch based on nformation from Sofia suggested the Germans were preparing to evacuate Odessa by sea Following up Premier Slnlius announcement Monday night of the capture of Kherson 90 miles east of Odessa the German high Smash Efforts to Crash Out ram chanUig com m a n ds communique said Tuesday that base had been evac uated in the course of planncc disengagement movements aftci the destruction of all military in stallations The communique also said that both sides had throwi new reserves into the bitter strug gle on the southern sector of the eastern front Moscow announced 75000 nazi had been killed and captured ii 10 days of the broad soviel often sivc in lower Russia Kherson fel to Gen Rodion K Malinovsky 3rd Ukraine army made up 0 Stalingrad veterans after crossin the lower reaches of the Dniepei If it were true that the nazi had given up all hope of othc than a seaborne retreat from their last stand in the Ukraine this would explain heir terrific rej sistancc in the outskirts of TarnoI pol in prewar Poland where a j seesaw fight raKcil into the lilli day There the nazis were making grim attempt lo hold an inland anchor of the front shattered by the combined reil army offen sives The Russians were pounding within 45 miles of the Dniester river from the northeast They already hadcut the OdcssaLwow trunk line and left the whole German south flank army with only a crossborder thrcadwork of singletrack spur lines wesl into Rumania These line would be neither adequate for the supply of 200 000 fighting for their retreat iort of Nikolaev which is 35 niles northwest of Kherson Ad ditional red army units were last only 28 miles north STikolaev Moscow said the Germans fled panic into Kherson and that when the red army broke into the ity it slaughtered those nazis who tried to make a stand The Germans were even casting aside their light packs in flight the Moscow dispatches added Malin ovskys troops alone were said o lave killed 20000 and captured 2500 nazis in a week The Russians were menacing the entrances into Rumania at newlytaken Sknlat 20 miles southeast of Tarnopol in Old Po land south of the roil junction of Proskurov in the west Ukraine and about 125 miles further soulh at Gaivoron on the banks of the Bug river A new threat to the Odessa Lwow irunk rail line already re ported slashed by a 67mile gap between Tarnopol and Proskurov was offered by a renewed offen sive in the Vinnitsa sector of the western Ukraine the communique declared Vinnitsa is only 20 miles from the OdessaLwow line and 60 localilics near il fell To the north on Ihe first Ukraine front the Russians said they captured more villages near virtuallyringed Proskurov and in the Dnieper bend west of Krivoi Rog liberated 60 localities LOSS OF U S SUB REVEALED Covvina and Crew Are Missing in Action I o n il o losip fTito Broxovich announced Tuesday that new German at tempts to break out of encircled Novo Mcsto 40 miles west of Za greb were smashed by Jugoslav partisan forces The Germans suffered heavy casualties and lost much war ma terial the partisan communique said Fighting elsewhere throughout Jugoslavia vJbs confined to local skirmishes I KEKEXSKY ON TOUR Dubnquc Kcr cnsky premier of Russia in 1S17 between the revolution and the bolshevik regime is here for a 3 day schedule of lectures and con ferences on the University of Du buquc campus Washington of the American submarine Corvina was announced by the navy Tuesday bringing to 20 the number of U S subs lostsince the war started The navy in accordance with policy gave no information on where Ihe Corvina made her last war patrol However she spresumably was operating against Japanese ship ping in Ihe Pacific where American subs have gone inlo coastal waters of the Japanese homeland The Corvina was cominissonod ThlTpcril to hope j Aug G l43 She had a displace of seaborne was mcnt of 1525 tons and earned 2edced with Col Feodor Tolbii n normal complement of fin of kin driving upon Xikolaev from ficcrs and men captured Kherson and Malinovsky j Her skipper Commander Rod flunkini Xikolaev in his nn slaughl from the northeast Both these forces likely were within 75 miles of Odessa Tues unchecked To the north the red army was perched within 50 miles of the Rumanian border at 3 points folj Priicrnnal lowing advances which a soviet lpJoVuycU UISHUJJ communique said swept up 320 more towns in 24 hours On the basis of Moscow an nouncements 350000 Germans j Word that the Very Rev Ehvodo have been killed and 40000 capj Lindsay Hnines dean of Christ leal boards1 church cathedral Louisville Ky I has accepted his election as bishop j of the Iowa diocese of the Episco pal church was received here Tuesday from the Rev C Burnett Whilchcad rector of SI Johns went lo office to crick S Rooiicy 35 is listed with members of his crcvv as missing in action Election as Iowa Accepted by Haines REDUCTION TO GO INTO EFFECT ON MARCH 22 Bowles Says U S Is Entering Period of Critical Demands Washington basic family car gasoline ration was cut to 2 gallons a week for the whole nation Tuesday when the office of price administration reduced the A card allowance from 3 gallons to 2 in the midwest and far west areas effective March 22 At the same time the B sup plementary ration ceiling on the Pacific coast will trimmed from 4GO lo 400 miles a month No change is scheduled for any of the present rations in the 17 east coast slates and the District of Columbia already on on A card allotment of 1 gallons a week We make these reductions re luctantly OPA administrator Chester Bowles said of the wesl and midwest cuts but we arc en tcrins a period in which critical demands will be made on our limited supplies of gasoline and we are entering it with supplies that arc sharply limited as the re sult of war demands Preliminary figures show OPA said that gasoline allocations for the country as a whole will be about 9 per cent less for the second quarter beginning April 1 than for thefirst quarter The ration re ductions are expected to save about 18000 to 20000 barrels of gasoline a day As in all previous announce mcnls concerning gasoline ration ing the term midwest was used to include the midsouth states where midwest regulations apply OPA also announced new plans to crack down on the leakate of gasoline lo the black market which officials described as now the biggest racket in the United States In Bowles said when we should have been sav ing gasoline to cushion us against the accelerated demand to come we used practically all that was alloUecI lo us In February and so far in March we have been using up even more than the quotas set by the petroleum administrator for war In the next 3 months spring planting and other seasonal Heeds will raise consumption sharply probably as much as 18 or 20 per cent judging from last years experience Bowles said The situation must be faced quickly and honestly adding There is no present al ternative but lo cut rations suffi cently to bring consumption with in civilian quoins The A ration revision means that when All coupons become valid March 22 for all seclions of the country except the Atlantic seaboard now in a different se they will have to last 3 months instead of 2 the equiva lent to 2 gallons a week for un restricted family driving Along wilh the reduction OPA will terminate Ihe requirement that fiO miles n month of occupa tional mileage be taken out of the ration before the motorist be comes eligible for a supplemental B or C1 ration In the 5 Pacific nia Oregon Washington Nevada and top amount nf driving for which B rations will be issued will be cut from 460 to 400 miles a month This means OIA explained hat in those states where allo calions are being reduced Ihc most gasoline lost through the V cut can lie restored only for warplnnt workers doctors and olhers need the special cli sibilily requirements for a C ration On the oilier hand motorists in the micldlcofthccountry states holding a B ration and meeting requirements on car pooling may apply to local rationing boards for coupons to make up gasoline lost through the cut in the A ration They will be issued coupons allowing up to 475 miles a month of driving ui adjustment in the B ceiling from 460 miles a month This was necessary OPA snid siince E5 nations are issued each 3 months in coupons worth 5 gallons each and representing 75 mile of driving In holding cast cinist rations at present levels Bowles said The A rations in the east have already been reduced to what seems a bare minimum for family needs and B and C ralions have been closely tailored by lo lured since Ihe inception of the red army winlcr offensives Relentlessly pushing the Ger mans back towards the Black Sea coast soviet forces under Malin ovsky were officially credited Mondny with taking Galganovka j Episcopal church who on Ihc Ingulcts river 35 miles Louisville to lender the I east of the important Black Sea I Dean Haines APPROVE RETIREMENT PLAN Dubuque teachers re tirement plan advocated by tile Dubuque Teachers association was approved by a vole of 211R to 432 in the annual school clcc lion held Monday I I ;