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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HIS10RV ANO OES MO I HES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCMTEO PRESS LEASED WBIES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 25 1943 Tills PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE HOME EDITION Ulilil NO 143 DAVIS NAMED FOOD ADMINISTRATOR Doughton Says SkipYear Tax Unsound 4F House Begins Debate on Proposal to Put Tax on PayasYouGo Principle WASHINGTON Lanky 79 year old Chairmmi Doughton DN Car of the ways and means committee opened debate on payasyougo tax legislation Thursday with the deunciation of the Rural skipayear plan as a tax proposition im moral and unsound It is to sound tax policy what infidelity is to true Bible religion he shouted It would bankrupt any busi ness concern No nation state or other taxing jurisdiction has ever adopted such a system Our sol diers are not requesting forgive ness of a years duty In fact many of them are called upon to give an entire lifetime in one moment duty Is this any time to for give a years tax liability Representative Knutson R Minn a leader of republican support behind the Ruml plan prepared to answer Doughton by declaring a modification ot that plan embraced in a bill by Repre sentative Carlson RKans was progressive and forward looking that it provided the only fair and practical means of putting the nations 44000000 income tax payers on a payasyougo basis and that there is only one thing with the Ruml treasurydidat think of it first bpposii tion to the Ruml plan DougKton declared I feel that this is no time to experiment with willothc wisp or chimerical methods which are conceived and brought forth for selfish or po litical reasons rather than pa triotic mntives In my opinion if the selfish and political con siderations were eliminated from the Kuml plan it would never get to bat much less to first base x x x Doughton declared the Rnml plan would 1 Bestow the greatest benefit to those most able to pay taxes 2 Will result in a loss to the government of almost SIO 000000000 and 3 Cause a shift in the tax burden to the lower income groups He defended the tax collection bill presented to the house ways and means committee which pro viding no abatement would make payasyougo optional with any taxpayer who elected to double up to discharge the 1942 liability completely and begin immediate ly the payment of 1943 taxes Meanwhile a bloc began form ing on capitol hill Thursday bent on pressing through the house payasyougo compromise that would abate a large portion but KNUTSON LAUDS As Seen by U S Pilots RIM PROGRAM AS PRACTICAL not all taxes of one years income The movement developed with the opening of at fourday debate on current tax legisla tion Its sponsors sought a mid dle coarse between the Ruml plan to skip a ax rear backed by republicans and a no abatement1 bill put before the honse by the ways and means committee Democratic leaders though lined up against the skipayear proposal and behind the commit tee bill took note of Ihc drive for a compromise Representative k the majoriiv after a canvas of demo cratic member predicted I h o house would pass a payasvougo bill cancelling a substantial por tion of a years taxliability but not going so far as the Ruml pro posal Two plans loomed large in Ihe compromise maneuvers vrould 1 Abate the six per ecnt nor mal and 13 per cent first bracket surtax on the 1942 income of all taxpayers This would wipe out J sLyears liabilitv complete ly for 90 per cent of the taxpay ers give substantial reductions to others and put virtually all on a current basis This plan origi nated by Representative Robert son DVa has been presented Forand TR ft tAbatc oucnalf of the tax iiabihly for one of the two years 1942 or 1943 in which each lax payer had the lowcsl taxable in come This proposal a modified seamen can and transports were form of a suggestion previously Chairman Doughion Car of the ways and means committee will be sub mitted to the house by Represen tative Anderson DN Mex Regardless of what plan is adopted it appeared virtually certain a 20 per cent levy against the taxable portion of wages and salaries would be come effective July l since ali proposals contain this feature It will jiot be an additional tax but merely a means of making source collections against taxes as lliey are now computed By transferring to payasyon o taxpayers would remit on one year on the basis ot income in the same year instead of on the pre vious years income as at present Such a change raises the question of what to do about 1942 taxes Various degrees of abatement have been proposed to overcome the need of paying double taxes in order to catch up The Kuml plan as embraced in a bill by Representative Carlson RKans in modified form proposes that one ax vear be skipped completely for each taxpayer except where special provision is made la prevent cvtraorilinary benefits to per sons with large warlime in come But opponents contend lliis would erase 510000000000 of treasury assets would create war time millionaires and result in a larger tax burden on lower in come groups Ruml plan support ers deny this RETURNS TO DUTY SHENANDOAH iP Pvt Si Colwcll 25 member of a former national guard company here re ported missing in action February 1 has returned to duty according to a telegram from the war de partment received by his wife Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued mild Thursday afternoon Thursday night and Friday forenoon ail temperatures above freezing IOWA Continued mild Thursday night and Friday forenoon ex cept becoming colder in north portion Friday forenoon Occa sional light rain in southeast and extreme south portion MINNESOTA Much colder north and west portions colder south cast portion Thursday night and Friday forenoon Snow flurries extreme northeast portion Thursday night Fresh to strong winds FN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Max Wednesday 59 Min Wednesday night 35 At S a in Thursday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum B Minimum 10 Precipitation JAP DESTROYER already damaged Jap destroyer tries unsuccessfully to dodge bombs Innstint lt her bow during the battle of the Bismarck sea leaving a Jonjr oil slick left in her wake AP photo from U S army air forces r sky tiie KISKA in Japanese installations at in the Aleutians send columns of smoke high in the is secondary seaplane hangar Noteseaplanes and riitoritiiKrtirtji COLORADOPUTS STOP TO TAKING FARM WORKERS Governor Issues Order Against Agriculture Men Entering Army DENVER Gov John C Vivian ordered Thursday an im mediate halt to the induction of Colorado farm workers into the armed forces The governor who recently has asserted thai Colorado war crop goals could not be attained unless workers were permitted to stay on the farms announced his action in a letter to Brig GCJI Harold 11 Kichitrdsan state director of selective service f Governor Vivian said he was taking the action under the power and authority to administer the se lective service system within my state under section U03ll of the regulations governing this At state selccctive service head quarters said section 00311 of tiie national selective service act provided lliat gover nors of the respective stales would have ciiurgc of the administration of the act in each state The section deals also with manner of keeping selective service files and other administrative details The governor told newsmen he had just received word that of a quota of 58 men inducted in Delia county in western Colorado re cently 22 were farmers who in the opinion of the county agent arc essential to theoperation of the farms from which iKey were taken and will need to be replaced The republican governor a World War I marine who took of fice in January recently blamed what he called federal bureau cratic mismanagement for the farm labor shortage v In Washington Wednesday Senator Johnson Colo saiil in a statement that the gover nors remarks were brazen dcniiigngucry at its worst and added that guilt rests upon Col orado bureaucrats appointed by the governor To tins Vivian replied I have appointed no bureaucrats the sen ator is a little bit off on that Johnson contended that the drafting of farm workers into mil itary service of which Vivian had cpmpiained was not the respon sibility of any federal bureau but instead rested with local draft boards appointed by governors of various states I suggest that his excellency cease bellering about Washington bureaucrats raiding Colorado farms for soldiers and look his own baby squarely in he face the senator declared VOTE TO LIFT SALARY LIMITS Measure Is Sent to White House by Senate WASHINGTON sen ate passed and sent to the white house Thursday legislation lift ing the ceiling on he national debt to S210000000000 and repealing President Roosevelts executive order limiting salaries to after taxes Final legislative action came on adoption of a conference report accepting the senates own ver sion i Ihe repealer approved overwhelmingly Wednesday bv Ihe house Americans Repulse Nazis in Gafsa Sector as Artillery Duel Rages on Mareth Line Local Gains Made in Maknassy Sector of Tunisia by Yankees I5y EUUAKD KENNEDY ALLIED HEADQUARTERS 7N NORTH AFRICA States troops rcpulScd cavTnazi STmiZ armored in iho rre Ulc L1Ulmm1 cgion 2t miles armored attacks in the Gafsa sec tor and made local gains in the Maknassy area of the central Tu nisian front while the battle of the Marelh line dwindled to ar tillery duelling after four clays of bitter fighting it was announced Thursday V military quarters said strong resistance and rijjorous coun terattacks by Field Marshal Frwin Rommels forces pre vented further major allied Kiiins for the time bciiii and in some cases wiped nut ad vances achieved a few days earlier r A French high command com munique announced that French aircraft bombed the Sfax airport despite vigorous antiaircraft firc while ground forces continued operations against axis positions adjoining the Chott Djerid sail sink There was patrol and artillery activity in Ihe central sector the cotmminicjue said Advices from tiie southern Tu nisian front late last uiglu were lhat German coimlcrassaults had largely wiped out the advances made by the British eighth army in driving a wedge into the upper end of the Mareth line In sight of the battling ground troops British and American light bombers hammered important axis armored positions near the town of Mareth Tn the communique Thursday there was no mention of the task force which positions and eight miles from Hamma axis air base at the rear of the fortifi cations and 20 miles west of Gabcs Field dispatches said United States tronus won control of the last mountain chain overlooking the coaslal plain and axis supply roilcs between Maknassy and Ihc Gulf f Gabcs after bcutini buck axis armored forces in region of El Guctar itself 12 miles southeast Gafsa on the road lo Gabcs American air forces bombed axis troops and installations al most continuously in support of the forces of both LI Gen George S Palton Jr in the Gnfsa sector and Gen Sir Bernard L Mont gomery in the south Flying fortresses launched a heavy attack on Ferryville near flanked Kommels was last reported supplies Observers number of enemy vehicles In lov level attacks1 Light ami medium bombers of the western desert air force alj tacked enemy troops and vehicles Mareth area the communique i said aircraft made j Iwo attacks on enemy vehicles in F R APPOINTS FORMER CHIEF OF AAA TO POST Will Handle Production and Distribution in Wickard Department west of destroying several j WASHINGTON tanks and many oilier vehicles Roosevelt announced Thursday I en enemy aircraft were rethe creation in the agriculture dc 1301 led lesiroyed in these operai partment of an administration of tions fioin whicJi foin plancs failed to return allied i food production and distribution i to be headed by Chester C Davis iclcl Marshal trwin Rommel president of the federal reserve had unleaicti an unexpectedly j bank at St Louis and former cli power ul series of coimtcrassaulls rector of the agricultural adjust in southern tumsia in a desperate ment administration effort to hold he ainst threatened Marelh litie encirclement Tn Lnudou a Urilisli mililiiry coinnuMjlalor emphasized Ihe setback aniiDuiiecd Wednesday in Ihe Marelh line was no rea son for gloom must remember lie saiii Dial the enemy lias been uurhin for inoutlis In strrnethcn the Marclh line It tools us nine days li gel ihruugli at El AUimcin ami I think we need lo wccu over this re traal A while house statement saiil that Ihc ailmhrislraliHwill have charge if what may he called llu food production and distri bution activities of the depart ment incliulins lie aKricullurul adjustment ailinimslriition the food ILslrilmtion aclivitics that were transferred to the depart ment by the war manpower commission Davis will obtain leave of ab sence from his bank the presi dents statement said and report for duty next Monday I J1 1UXL lUUIKlaV On of the mam factors which Last Dcc 5 Ihc sccrcUirv of tT h r hC sanl was directed in a pres was the fact that simultaneous convcrginc attacks by American forces and the Brilish eiahlh iirnn had forced Field Marshal Rommel to split his armor into four units These units are 1 On Ihe Malc nnssy road 2 On tiie El tluetar road Southwest nn El Hamma west of the Mareth line and 4 In the Marelh line positions The Algiers radio in a broad cast recorded in London said Ibc eighth army has been able to hold its bridgehead in enemyfortified lines London military quarters however said arr hour later that tiler dad no informadon as to wether the present positions of the eighth army still showed any advance from the original line held when the offensive opened The Italian high command re ported ill a communique broad cast from Home and by the Associated Press that axis forces lint repulsed further allied attacks amid intense aerial activ ity The German high command in a communique broadcast from Berlin said attacks launched by superior enemy al various sectors of the Tunisian front were repulsed in violent fighting foiirengined liom hers dropped numerous bombs the Bizcrtn area the Kalian biillclii said Considerable lianiase ivas caused and casual lies are bcins asccrlaincd Messina and Catania Sicilian ports aiso were raided it was re ported Mcsslcia antiaircraft Sciential executive order to assume full responsibility for control over he nations loud Mr Roosevelts statement did not say whether Wickard would rtlain or give up tins responsi bility with Davis as a subordinate or as a fullfledged food boss The presidential announcement said Wickard would continue as a member of WPB the economic stabilization board the combined food board and other commit Bizertc which is now one of the crs were said to have shot down main Tunisian ports of entry for lwn bomber Davis Was Speaker at Commencement Program Held Here I Chester C Davis was brought ti Mason Cily last lime as coin RicnccmunC speaker lor the local Iiish schMiI and junior college lliroiiKli n n old friendship with Mr Gcorffc 3f Cradh mctnlicr of the Masmi cily school bnaril ami personal friend of Mr Da vis lees which now consume a larye Portion of his lime and prevent his to the adniiiiislrilkm of jpciitlinn aclivities the 1inic he would like to devote to such administration Activities of Ihc agriculture department as it existed irior to its expansion a few years aso including thiisc dealing with rescarcli forestry and the farm credit ailminislraliini Mr Knnscvcll saiii will continue as a I present fEoth German ami Italian cnmI administration let be itv i iiv lununibli auun let 11 ho heavy damage was clone lo the nnmciucs said German fighters knovn tinouh Prico rind tuiml i clvl II I lUlllinisll 1 fires sent names 300 feel into he air In the Gafsa sectdv American rcni rce ininiO down 11 allied planes in tor ireiiss B own 1 1 i the Tunkian fighting gure i lieves cnaclnVcnl 1 1 c Ba nkh reported and Pace bills v m 1 palruls earned out offensive per alhed neadciuarlrs lan t 1sllll c almiw with success the war bul Phrasing mnmccmenl budgets and deslruv li i mysteriously Ihc German h flatiun command said submariner irovn Vrule coiiicsMimil letin reported It said that from northern Tu nisia I here is nothing to rciiorl An Algiers broadcast recorded in London by Reuters earlier said that the British first army had made a slight advance in north ern Tunisia By niffbl and day allied aerial squadrons bombed and shut up axis concentrations between Marcth anil Gales enemy air fields and transport on the roads between Snusse and Sfax Explosives burst amonc ground ed planes in the attacks on axis air fields and light bombers al lackcd enemy trops and vehicles southeast of Americanheld El Guclar the communique said II reported that fishierj bombers and fighters destroyed a Tfncan t r Uon f British submarines in the Mcditcr ihu price foods rnnenjj in the course of some few I the end of days The nature of the purported I and tiie end of antisubmarine development was I WIRCSis veil Ot The Bankhead bill passed by ic house Wednesday would clim Iowa High School All State Cagers to Be Named Friday Trace small boats oil the Water At 6M5 Frida editor will give KGIO The team wiil be announ slnlion at Iowa City nng Koger Rosonblnm GlobeGazette sports mary of the AllState selections over Station MIZE WILL GET FURTHER EXAM SPORTS rUIIHTIX ST LOUIS o h n n y Mizr slusrciMK first baseman for Ihc New York Giants Thursday was imlnclcd inlo Ihc U S nn va forces He ivas sworn in as 1 Nciniau a few hours after passing a physical examination He was granted a sevenday furloimll after which he will report for active inly The iniliiclion is a severe Mow to pennant hones of Ihc New York Giants In Ihc seven years lie his miller 300 Last year his mark was 305 ami included 2G home runs Mizc a native of Soiilh Caro lina is 30 He is married lint has no children lie lives in si Louis was first bisemin for the Cardinals for six seasons be fore being sold to the Giants j I th of Iowa Sumps from your GIobcGavctlc J carrier boy IHKSTKR C DAVIS adminisirxlor ;