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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DCPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES o tarmas A THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 20 1942 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OXE NO 9 CONGRESS PASSES RECORD TAX ACT Nazi Plane Swarms Again Attack Stalingrad May Robson 78 Actress Dies REDS DECLARE LINES HELD FOR PAST 36 HOURS Germans Put Stress on Tenacity of Russian Resistance in City By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Swarms ol German dive bomb ers and fighters resumed a full scale assault on Stalingrad Tues day after cold rains had driven them from the skies in a short foretaste of winter but red army headquarters declared the Rus sians still held their lines un broken for the past 36 hours As thestorm subsided the Ger man Transocean news agency as serted that only a few square kilometers of Stalingrad was left in soviet hands German military quarters however emphasized that the tenacity of soviet resistance was evidenced rather by the num ber of street barricades and other positions obstinately de fended by the enemy than by the area of the city not yet in German hands Soviet reports said that sup troop reinforcements continued to reach defenders of the ruined Volga metropolis and that German longrange guns were heavily shelling the river in an attempt to interrupt the crossings Despite the temporary relief afforded by autumnal storms which forced the gigantic battle back to the World war tactics of artillery banraferanalHiantry as sault the red armies were under savage attackby tankled Ger man shcck troops in a northern factory district It was the 57th day of siege German field headquarters asserted that nazi troops had occupied another block of houses in the northern suburbs and said moppingnp operations iu the trrounds of the gun fac tory Red Barricade were con tinuing Meanwhile roundabout axis re ports from Ankara Turkey de clared that United States troops xvhich arrived in Syria were be ing sent to Persia Iran and Rus sia These reports unconfirmed elsewhere said the Americans were chiefly troops trained in special Arizona training camps for mountain warfare thereby implying that they were being used to bolster soviet forces in the Caucasus On the Stalingrad front the Russian command announced Fierce fighting continued German infantry and tanks at tacked a defense point in the vi cinity of a factory The Germans were repulsed seven tanks were destroyed and 400 of the enemy were killed Our troops in the course of the day beat off all enemy attacks here A part of X unit in a night engagement destroyed 10 German planes and four mortars smashed 13 pillboxes and dugouts and wiped out more than a company of German infantry The soviet command made no mention of fighting along the Black Sea coast below Novo rossisk but reported that a se ries of naii attacks were re pulsed farther down in the Caucasus in the Mozdok sector gateway to the Grozny oil fields Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued mild temperatures Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night somewhat cooler Wednesday forenoon IOWA Not much change in tem perature Tuesday night fol lowed by cooler Wednesday forenoon MINNESOTA Cooler Tuesday night and east and south por tions Wednesday forenoon with moderately strong winds north and central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 75 Minimum Monday night 31 At 8 a m Tuesday 48 YEAR AGO Maximum 66 Minimvtm 56 Precipitation 10 Reds Still March in Stalingrad 1 by Supreme Court Upholds Graven in Ontjes Case Turns Down Appeal of Local Attorney Against C H McNider Estate The decision of Judge Henry N Graven in the OntjesMcNider case was upheld Tuesday by the Iowa supreme court driving an other nail in the lid which was placed on the case with the 5100 000 award made by the judge to stockholders of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company on Aug 30 1939 Local attorneys said the lid was not tightly closed even yet however since a petition for re hearing before the supreme court could be filed by either side The supreme court simultane ously upheld a decision by Judge T A Beardmore in 1936 per mitting the filing of the claim against the estate ot the late C H McNider after the one year period set by law had expired This decision had been appealed by attorneys for Hanford Mac Nider and Mrs May H McNider executors of the estate F A Ontjes attorney for himself and other stockholders had appealed Judge Cravens decision Since the supreme court turned down both appeals a petition for rehearingr could be filed in either The award by Judge Graven was plus interest which brought the total to approximate ly This award is to be divided among the stockholders according lo Ihe decision and the executors of the estate an nounced at the animal meeting a few months after the case was decided that they held more than 60 per cent of the stock much of it being turned in by stockholders who said they refused to profit because of mere technicalities of the law on which Judge Graven admittedly based Ihe award The suit by Ontjes againsl the points 3 A total of in exces on Ihe grounds that the president of the firm handled the transac tions merely as trustee for the stockholders On this point in volving the most money Judge Graven allowed t T f 1 Mr McNMeVToiseoobo H n market value ncrnrrtinr ome luespaj n was G9 STOCK DIES IN CHICAGO Orchestra Leader Is Heart Attack Victim CHICAGO re d e r 1 c k by Mr McNider for 560000 less than market value according to this claim On this point Judge Graven ruled lhat although no bad faith is shown the claim was allowed with respect to stock sold by Mr McNider to the First Na tional company of which he was n major stockholder and conse quently adversely interested as a buyer of stock entrusted to him for sale Judge Cravens award was on this point Sentenced for Fraud of Midwest Churchmen Including Archbishop PORTLAND Ore M Suetter 67 year old former horse dealer was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for making false representations Suetter had obtained more than from middlewest church men including Archbishop Fran cis J Beckman of Dubuque Iowa He was charged with violation of the securities act of 1933 by making false representations to Archbishop Eeckman Iowa Boy 5 Falls Into Bonfire He Had Built Dies of Burns WATERLOO year old Leo Welter farm boy living neat La Porte City was fatally burned late Monday when iie fell into a Monday about four hours after the acci dent His ptucnts Mr and Mrs by the board of directors to Mr SU McNider as president ot the ce ment company On this claim Judge Graven allowed plus interest holding that the sal aries and bonuses should have been approved by the stockholders according to the West Virginia law under which the cement firm was incorporated V 2 Onljes and his associates as serted thnt 52271143 in profits made by Mr McNider on dealings in Alpha Portland Cement com pany stocks should be turned over to the Northwestern stockholders Fuel Oil Registration Is Delayed One Week DES MOINES office of price administration announced Monday night that registration elates for fuel oil coupons have been set back one week to enable ration boards to receive supplies necessary in the oil rationing program Consumer registration will start Oct 29 and the fuel oil industry will start signing UD Oct 20 OPA said RAF Attacks German Glider Train CAIRO communiques reported Tuesday an attack on a German glider train in the Crete area Royal air force fighters it was train of 12 planes with revealed spotted a junkers transport Piju wun gliders in tow northeast Gay dos island off The junkers had atijghftr escort Nevertheless the RAP planes dove into the big nazi troop formation and shot down one junker and damaged others The glide train attack topped a day action which included the beating oft of virtually all axis attempts to conlinue their nonstop bombardment of Malla Laval Renews Plea for Men to Aid Nazis LONDON Laval broadcasting over the Vichy radio Tuesday night urgently renewed the appeal he made last June 23 or French workers lo go to work in German factories The chief ot government told his countrymen that Germany had issued decrees which enable her to mobilize labor in all countries ihe has occupied And he added ominously the Germans have sustained heavy losses Addressing the nation which re cently has been seething with un rest over his policy of supplying French labor for Germanys war actories Laval declared that Ihc same element which was respon sible for our misfortunes had Jecome now the most obstinale adversaries of his policy He declared his plan was Ihc mly one which can assure the alvation of our country and which allows me to obtain the best peace possible When he appealed months aso to Frenchmen lo work in Ger many he said I did nol worry whether my words would hurt the feelings of some of you I only thought of the higher in terest of our country France cannot remain passive and indifferent before the im mensity of the sacrifices Ger many is making Laval declared I am resolved not to tolerate Slock met all appointments Monday although he had not been well for some time This year was his 48th season with the orchestra and his 38th as its conductor if Stock opened the orchestras season Oct 15 Tile orchestra was scheduled to give 102 concerts this year Stock was born Nov 1872 at Julich Germany the son of a bandmaster in the Prussian army He began studying music at four At H he entered the Cologne conservatorium where he special ized in the violin and in theory and composition After his gradu ation in 1887 he spent eight years with the Cologne municipal opera Stock was brought to this country in 1895 by Thomas whose orchestra was a predecessor to the Chicago sym phony Thomas a famous or chestra conductor at the turn of the century placed Stock in the viola section When Thomas died in 1903 he requested that his protege become the permanent conductor of the Chicago symphony orchestra Ex cept for a threemonth absence during World War f when as a enemy alien Stock voluntarily tra every season resigned he conducted the orclies Stock became a naturalized United States citizen in ID 19 20 years after he had taken out his first papers Stock listed among the na lions top conductors along with Toscanini Stokowski and Kous sevitzky Stock held honorary doctors de grees from Northwestern univer sity Cornell college Mt Vernon Iowa and the University of Mich igan any resistance on the part trie workers or employers Laval then disclosed lhat he had made an agreement with Germany by which French wom en may join their husbands who are prisoners in Germany and work with them FOUR MULES ARE TRAPPED IN MINE Have Life of Ease Far Underground OGDEN mules vet eran of Ihc Superior coal mine near here were living a life of ease far underground Tuesday blistfully unaware of the effort human beings were making to save their lives The mules were trapped at the bottom of a 260foot mine shaft when fire destroyed the hoisting engine house and all equipment Monday electrical NIPPON ADMITS LONGTERMWAR IS STILL AHEAD Knox Declares Enemy Has Not Used Maximum Strength in Solomons By ROGER D GREENE Associated Tress War Editor Japan conceded that victory was still far out of sight in the battle of the Pacific Tuesday as Ameri can warships were officially re ported to have thundered into ac tion against enemy forces on Guadalcanal island in the lower Solomons Secretary of the Navy Knox told newsmen he believed the Japanese have by no means as yet exercised their maximum force in the Solomons cam paign It is still a good stiff hard fiffht he said adding that he had no laic information lo di vulge The navy in Washington dis closed that heavy United States naval units boldly challenging a powerful Japanese sea armada suddenly reappeared in the Guadalcanal battle theater Oct 1 and effectively bombarded Japa nese positions on the northwest section of the island Big fires were loft raging and ammunition dumps were exploded the navy said and throughout the same day American warplanes blasted at the enemys island Joot hold With their mission achieved Ihc U S naval for evidently withdrew without making con tact with enemy warships for the navy reported that Japanese ships retaliating for the bom bardment shelled U S instal lations on the northern coast of Guadalcanal some hours later The navy said however that no Japanese attempt to reinforce their troops had been observed since Oct 15 JAPS FORESEE LONG TERM WAR IV PACIFIC In Tokio Japans foreign office spokesman Tomokazu Ilori told the nation in a broadcast that the Pacific conflict was gradually as suming the phase of a longterm war and warned of a possible gen eral counterattack by the United States against Japan While Japanese imperial head quarters maintained silence on op erations in the Solomons un broken since the start of the latest offensive Hori declared that both the Pacific area and Africa as well as Europe were under considera tion by united nations strategists for the creation of a second front Ilori warned the nation that the war had now cnlerert a new stage gradually assuming Ihe phase of a longterm war Domei news agency reported The first 10 month period of the war of greater east Asia is just the beginning of what is to come Hori stated emphatically MAY ROBSON VISITED YEARLY IN MASON CITY Veteran Was Less Than Year Ago BEVERLY HILLS Cal Ij May Robson 78 veteran Austra lianborn stage and screen char acter actress died at her home to day Despite failing health and eye sight she had been active in mov ing pictures until less than a year ago At her bedside when she died were her son and daughterinlaw Mr and Mrs Edward Gore am her secretarycompanion Lillian Harmer who had been with hei constantly since 19JO Her last feature picture was Joan of Paris made last year by RKO and released early in 1942 Last winter she was before the cameras for the last time in a community chest short subject with Lionel Banymore and Law Ay res With operations at a standstill Ihe mules have been munching food and probably wondering why they were not in a harness while operator1 of the mine have tried frantically to ind a way to bring them lo the surface The fire destroyed all methods of contact with the bottom of the shaft except through a small air duct which is not equipped with hoisting facilities John Munson one of the mine owners and several miners took food down to the animals Monday night through the duct and reBuy War Savings Bonds and ported that tne mules were in good Stamps from your GlobcGazeilc conriitinn carrier boy Iowa Buttermakers Open Two Day Convention Here FREDERICK STOCK leader dies Price Ceilings and Market Problems Are Discussed Iowa buttermakers and cream ery operators arrived in Mason City Tuesday for a two clay con vention in which they will study problems involved under a war time economy Tuesday morning was devoted to butter judging at the Iowa State Brand Creameries Inc plant while the business meeting got under way in the afternoon at the Hotel Hanford with Julius Brunner psage president of the Iowa Association of Local Cream eries presiding Speakers on the Tuesday after noon program included J S Rus sell regional administrator of the agricultural marketing adminis tration and A L Ronneberg representative ot the dairy prod ucts marketing association fol lowed by a discussion of price stabilization price ceilings and marketing problems JULIUS BRUNNFR May Robson was an annual vis itor to Mason City for more than 15 years according to Tom Ar thur manager of the Cecil the ater Mason City was one of her favorite stops when she was on tour and she had often visited at the home of the late A L Rvilc Her picture taken in 1913 hangs in the main office of Mr Arthur at the Cecil theater as one of the stars who visited here at about the same time that Walker White side who recently died in New York also was showing Everybody liked May Robson said Mr Arthur in recalling her plays Tuesday She was a great girl and she had a lot of fun right here in MasonCity Her first play was her biggest hit The Reju venation of Aunt Mary back in 1908 and she played every year until she went lo Hollywood SUNK DAMAGED Alexander Reports on Record of Attacks LONDON has an actual record of attacks which have resulted in the sinking or damaging of over 530 axis sub sinew the war began A V Alexander first lord of the admiralty asserted Tuesday Alexander giving a war com mentary at Caxton hall said this total included some attacks by United States forces but did not include those either by the Rus sians or by France before June 1040 We have had much discussion in recent months about a second front Alexander said but we must always remember that our ability to secure this depends di rectly upon the degree of control we exercise at sea as well as in the air He said the war against the U boat still was our greatest prob lem CHILD IS BURNED COUNCIL BLUFFS ice Marie Green 4 was burned seriously when she accidentaliy ignited her clothes with a match BOOST INCOME LEVY VICTORY TAX INCLUDED Direct Tax Collections ot Be Near 25 Billion Record Each Year AVASHINGTON completed ten months work on a gigantic new wartime tax bill Tuesday and sent it to President Roosevelt for his expected prompt approval The senate wound up work on he measure by adopting a confer ence report which previously had seen approved by a 130 to 2 vote by Ihe house As it went lo the president the bill contained stiff in creases in the rates of the rcffu lar income taxes on both indi viduals anil corporations plus a new S per cent victory levy against all personal income above 5624 yearly Geared to produce new revenue estimated at 5008100000 by the treasury and 57300000000 by congressional committees the new bill would boost collections of di rect taxes close lo yearly In addition about 000000 would be taken from tax payers and returned lo them in the form of current credits for debt payments or in postwar brle Imposition of the victory impost on the regular income levies would make about 43000000 per sons subject to direct federal taxa tion as compared with the pre vious high water mark of 24000 000 riling income tax returns The normal income tax rites on individuals would be in creased from I to G per cent and the present surtax sched ule ol 0 to 77 per cent raised to raiifrc from 13 to 82 per ceut the maximum starting al S200000 Exemptions would be cut from S750 lo S500 for sinsle persons SI500 to for married couples and the credit for dependents reduced from o S350 Corporations would feel Ihc weight of a 9 per cent increase from 31 to 40 per cent in their taxes on normal and surtax in come with the levy on excess profits boosted from a graduated scale of 35 to 60 per cent to a flat rate of SO per cent A 10 per cent postwar rebate provision was attached to the latter rate Miscellaneous actions would freeze social security payroll taxes at their present levels for 1343 place a per cent levy 011 express and freight shipments and boost excise taxes on liquor beer wines cigarets cigars lu bricating oil slot machines pho tographic apparatus and train bus and plane fares While the treasurys experts have estimated the wartime rev enue measure would bring in 56 881830000 in new funds Chair man Doughton D N Car of the ways and means committee re ported to the house lhat it would yield n gross of len billions and a ncl of eight billion dollars A lenbillion increase would make the total to be collected in federal taxes in 1943 roughly V Before the house stamped on ifs approval Doughton described he bill as the best that can be done under the very difficult circumstances under which the committee has labored in its preparation together with other taxes on the represents about 25 cents on every dollar of national income Representative Knutson R Minn told the house Treasury sources estimated that around 320000000000 of Ihe to tal 1943 revenues would be applied to war costs Total appropriations and net contract authorizations both approved and pending before congress since July 1940 for de fense and war purposes now ag gregate Kven while congress was dispos ing of the recordbreaking 601 page revenue bill treasury officials were saying ways must be found immediately to produce an addi tional 56000000000 and capitol hill tax experts commented that to do this would mean a federal re tail sales tax To Men 18 and 19 Read the U S Armys Message to you on Page 16 FOUND HANGING IN JAIL COLUMBUS Ind body of Jackson Temple 43 year old native of DCS Moincs Iowa was found hanging by a towel in the county jail three hours before he was to go lo trial in circuit court on a statutory charge ;