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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY ANO ARCHIVES KOINES I A HOME EDITION MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH LOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII Ijm mmm 18 4WOLAHLCBASHAT MOORHEAD Lewis Acceptance of Mines New Tank Rigorously Tested DISTRICT HEADS AND UMW CHIEF MAKE DECISION Some Men to Return to Jobs Thursday Night and Others on Friday WASHINGTON Wjjohn L Lewis announced Thursday that the UnitedMine Workers had ac cepted President Roosevelts pro posal for reopening the strike bound captive coal mines and added thatthe men would return work as fast as arrangements could be wade locally In some areas Lewis said the night shifts may return Thursday night other mines he asserted could be reopened Fri Lewis made the announcement in the Mayflower hotel room o Myron C Taylor former board chairman of United States Steel corporation which owns some of the captive mines Taylor was standing beside the mine workers president when it was made and with the broad cooperative atti tude which Mr Lewjs has dis played in a difficult situation in tune of great national peril Lewis and Taylor called in re portersiafterthemine workers leader had conferred for two hours with district leaders of the UMW In his announcement of the agreement to return to work Lewis said that the union lead ers had accepted the presidents proposal on my recommenda tion i i Rosevet Proposed in a letter to William H Davis chair man of the defense mediation board that the mines be reopened pending further consideration ol the issues involved in the dispute affects 53000 miners by WILSON CITES Ivyl Carlson of Madrid Is Frandle Found Dead Near Car in Northwood ORTHWOODG J Prandfc Worth county superintendent of schools died suddenly Wcdnes aay night from heart disease He had driven home and evidently collapsed by his car after parking t near his house His wife found Ins body alongside the car Frandle was serving his fourth las county superintendent He had been superintendent of schools at Scarville prior to his work here He was a World war veteran and a member of the William T Smith post of the American Le gion here was also active in Red Cross work a past county chair man of the Red Cross and a mem ber of the Lutheran church Surviving arc his widow and daughter Gloria who is a sen ior m the high school DECLARE NAZIS SMASHED BACK AT NARA RIVER Russians Report Heavy Plane Attack Meets Failure Over Moscow By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Russias armies e djsP were credited aem acioss the Sr8 the Nara river Thursday back some 50 CUT IN TENANCY Governor Speaks at Cornhusking Contest Held Near Hartley XTJOVVIJ 1VA Jo State Cornhusking Winner Tosses ISfpt nf S1Q viita miners Dy the full membership of the media tion board Under the presidents suggestion neither side would be committed to accept the boards recommendation The principal issue in the dis pute which has threatened thc supply of fuel for steel mills is the captive mine operat ors shall accept the unions de mand for a union shop under which employes would be required to join theUMW after a period of probation Lewis told reporters that the en tire basis for the arrangement for reopening the mines had resulted the six hour conference which he held Wednesday with Taylor Davis also attended this session an oral statement to reporters Lewis said Once aram Mr Taylor and I nave been able to render serv ice at a time of great national interest m a manner that has secured the gracious approval of tne president It may be recalled that seven years ago in this hotel Mr Taylor and I settled the captive mine controversy of In later years we substantially negotiated the contract covering tne present relationship in the steel industry At that time I stated that Mr Taylor was an industrial statesman of farseeing vision I reiterate that today u74uish cxPress gratification that thc problem is on the to complete settlement without sub stantial inconvenience to the coun try or the defense program While the captive mine con troversy remained the No 1 question other labor disputes dotted the nation but in one respect the situation was im proved by the apparent Hftinr of a threatened eral strike of CIO workers in eastern aircraft factories The captive mine issue is a wnion shop which both parties in the dispute define as a system un der which all miners must become members of the union after a pre liminary period of employment ine captive mines are socalled because they are owned by other HAHTLEY WGov George A edaring that more than acres of Iowa farm land have been sold to the family on Under his administration said Thursday that this record of action in the elimination of farm tenancy should be followed by federal action to give greater opportunity for young couples and n thcir The governor in a speech pre pared for delivery to the state eorahnsktaf contest audience called for provisions which will permit lower down payments for farmers desirine to buy land fn f dlocjated similar the federal housing adnuni artmi bdieve and J wil1 aamit the governor said that the security of the farm land is any less valuable than the security offered by city real estate No bet ter security in the world could be offered than that of Iowa farm Tosses Net of 2559 Pounds of Ears Into Hartley Meet BULLETIN migrating ducks as in the husk was preceded by real estate where Whoever represents the people Hnied flates Ws ilXJ111 the best land any Wi business to see to that this discrimination is re moved governor said that thc area had been sold to private owners under his administration equivalent to nore than five Iowa more than five per cent of all the land in Iowa Governor WUson pointed out that sorance ompanies start sellinir Ihe farm lands which they held Eighty per cent of the sales the governor said have been to tcn this land with Carlson of Madrid won the 1941 Iowa state corn huskfng champion of 2559 pounds of ears into his wagon at the state husking meet nere second in the 1940 contest Nosed out by the winner in a mpandtuck battle with Cam eron Krauel of Gray Iowa Audubon who cap place with a net of 25439 pounds By T M METZGER HARTLEY half of the wagons weighed ina three way race apparently was develop ing for the Iowa State cornhusfc mg title here Thursday veterans and a newcomer to the annual classic appeared likely to be near to the top in for state supremancy decided m cold bitter weather Cameron Krauel of Audnbon tne newcomer had a gross load of 3665 popnds after 80 min utes of rapid husking down the rows of the William Treimcr farm a mile north of here Marion Link of Ames thc 1940 state husking champion whose avocation is adagio dancing and Ivyl Carlson of Madrid second to Link last year each appeared to have large loads although they had not yet weighed in RM Spike Evans ot Laurens ational AAA administrator was among the spectators The contestants battling for the honor of representing the state in the national meet next week at La Salle 111 had to husk e at ha ley band provided the mns 16 at first not without discomfort as mouthpieces on the horns Charles H Grahl adjutant gen eral of Iowa and state selective service director told the crowd ihis gives us deeper appre ciation of the values and the free dom that are ours The American flag is about the only symbol of freedom left today THOMAS JOINS REPEAL FORCES Democrat From Utah Favors Eliminating Neutrality Act Entirely WASHINGTON 7P DUtah told the o us into a raw north wind in tempera tures under 4C degrees Wfuc haniicapped some what by the fact that much of Unusual Eggs Turn Out to Be Snake Eggs WVerlc some eggs e in his suburban gucsscd turtle one kncw Ior So Put them in a can and forgot them Wednesday he looked in the can and guess what BuU can snakes Sunday Despite recent rains the going undertootwas fairly good Secretary of Agriculture r Thornbnre fired the Art Thompson ot Wallaces farmer sponsor of tne state contest estimated the crowd at 20000 somewhat less tnan predictions because of the undesirable weather Marion Link of Ames the dancer who won thc state rrfr ycar drew a gallery Plentifully sprinkled wilh fem Thursday he was ready to join with three republican colleagues Austin of Vermont Bridges of New Hampshire and Gurney of South seeking outright repeal of the neutrality law The pending revision measure drafted by the senate foreign rela tions committee would repeal the neutrality acts provisions which prevent the arming of American merchant ships and prohibit them from entering belligerent ports and designated combat zones Among other provisions the re vision legislation would leave on the books a section granting the government control over munitions exports Thomas said that if the act were completely repealed this section could be reenacted The three republicans who had thc backing of Wendell L Willkic when they suggested outright re peal have not yet decided whether hey will press thcir proposition on the floor If it is nol approved both the republican group and Thomas have snid they would support the administration revision legislation SECURITY TAX BOOST DRAFTED Morgenthau Announces Program to Be Ready Within Two Months WASHINGTON OE the Treasury Morgenthau an nounced Thursday a program of steepincreasesinSocial Security taxes would be ready for con gressional onsidcration within the next two months He declined to give proposed rates but disclosed at a conference fhot the size ofthe in creases would be geared definitely to mop up the extra money in peoples pockets for which there will not be goods to buy In some authoritative circles it has been reported Morgenthau fa vors increasing the employes old age pension tax from Tper cent to 5 per cent of his pay check Mor fienthau however said he was not satisfied yet with the plans and not ready to give out figures The steepness of the proposed increase was emphasized by Mor genthau when he related that he and Federal Security Administra tor Paul V McNutt had agreed that the new tax rate should be based not so much on the actual needs of the Social Security program but upon the need for the government to prevent inflation and also to fi nance the defense program SWALLOWS SCALDING LIQUID MARSHALL Minn rcll Mosch 2 suffered fatal burns when he swallowed a scalding hot liquid The child son of Mr and Mrs Nick Mosch Marshall died shor y aftcr consuming thc liq uid in his home rver some 50 miles southwest of Moscow while on the southern front sov et troops were declared to have won srateglc heights guarding route to RostovonDon Tass the official Russian news agency said the Germans tried repeatedly to cross the Nara but were beaten back Counterattacking soviet troops then stormed across the river Tass and themselves on ih emselves on the south bank under heavy Slowed down in their land of fensive acainst Moscow the Germans sent more than 300 Planes in a mass assault on the V S S K capital Wednesday the soviet radio said It was the biggest attack carried out so far bit was ex actly as unsuccessful 3S all pre vious raids the radio declared addmr that 49 nazi planes a record were shot down Big scale aerial attacks on Mos cow have been under way for sev eral days it was reported siltl silent on operations around Mos cow asserted that German troops were now swarming into the up On the lower reaches of thc howfvrthc Russians claimed they had slopped the nazi onslaught picTed detach ments of Hitlers elite guards massed around Rostov have been TiJnrime for scvcral days d that German tanks were beine used as stationary fortresses in an attempt to hold gains Plane Victim to Be Buried in Mason City Helen Ford 33 Fargo N Dak ie of the 14 victims killed in the airplane crasli near Moorhead Minni Thursday morning was the daughter of Mrs Mae Ford 145 Sixth street southwest Operator of a readytowear siorc in Fargo she was born at Monmoulli 111 Sept 10 1903 She attended the Mason City schools s graduated from the high which she at tended the Hamilton School of Commerce Ten years ago she left Mason tor employment in Min neapolis Two years ago she went to Fargo where she opened a readytowear store She was re turning to Fargo from Minneap olis at the time of the crash Her mother is the only immedi ate relative surviving Funeral services will be held in Mason City m charge of the Major funerii PILOT IS ONLY SURVIVOR FROM MISHAP IN FOG Liner Bounces 100 Yards Then Burns on Minnesota Prairie MOORHEA0 Minn Trapped in fog and mist a North west Airlines plane crashed with in two miles of its objective early Thursday and 14 persons died in the impact and flames that im mediately engulfed the wreckage Only survivor was Captain Clarence Bates of Minneapolis Pilot thrown clear as the bijr liner struck the earth a glancing plow bounced 100 yards and then piled up Captain Bates suffered only ft om shock but physicians would permit no one to talk to him The St Paul dispatcher said ho last ncard from the plane west bound from Chicago to Seattle at Jo4 a m CST It then was HELEN FORD local resident LOOK INSIDE FOR e nine husking fans Wasnt y oer concerns mostly steel companies which use thcir coal output in stead of marketing it lowan 44 Scalded in Bathtub Is Dead Darcy 44 who TJ was severely scalded in the bathtub of his home ssars ious he didnt north half a mile as early as 8 a m as a m The highway patrol took charfie n and vital town At times there was as much in teicst among the spectators in the on thls OBrien county Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cloudy and codcr Thursday night lowest tcmpera turc about 18 Friday partly IOWA Cloudy and colder freez ing temperature north Thurs day night Friday partly cloudy to cloudy rising temperature in afternoon extreme west MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday except some cloudiness in southeast colder Thursday night with hard north and below freezing in south portion rising tempera ture west Friday IN MASON CITY GlobcGazeUe weather statistics Maximum Wednesday Minimum Wednesday night 38 At 8 a m Thursday 33 Maximum Minimum NOEL COWARD Denies Violations of War Time Currency Law PAGE 2 S U I Homecoming Friday and Saturday STATE PAGE Football Attendance Near 1940 Level SPORTS PACK it advanced In the north in thc Kharkov sector it was apparent that Marshal Semeon Tlmo shenko was makinjr a supreme stand to defend Rostov and thus prevent the nail armies from turning the Rostov corner southward into Ihe Caucasus in the Crimea where the invad ers forced a breakthrough after 10 days of vioient assault Ihe nigh command said Russian rear guard resistance had been shat tered and that German forces were relentlessly on the heels of the defeated enemy Several thousand more soviet prisonerswere taken the hish Said aS aZi pushed on across ageold Crimean battlefields toward Russias big Sevasla A bulletin from Hitlers east front headquarters pave no specific details of the advance into the Upper Donets basin where the Germans had already Sltuved Hussias Pittsburgh of the Ukraine Soviet dispatches conceding the fall of Kharkov declared that in taking the city the Germans had lost nearly 120000 killed and wounded 450 tanks 3000 trucks and 200 guns Around thc key Don river port of Rostov gateway to the Cauca sus oil gields the Russians said they were stubbornly resisting all nazi attempts at a breakthrough Our units arc gradually strengthening and improving then positions thc Moscow radio said referring to the Rostov front judge Not Sure Whether He Should Send Boy or Boys Father to Jail DAVENPORT yp Federal Judge Charles A Dcwey wasnt sure whether I ought to puttho ooy or thc boys father in jail w H tllc case of George 11 Man 19 who was indicted on charges of violating the Dyer act Young Hall told the court he furlough in St Louis and SEES PRICES WAGES GOING UP Prentis Believes U S Plans Too Ambitious for Defense Alone DES MOINES OT Prentis Jr chairman ot the board of the National Association of Manufacturers predicts prices and TnangCS be to rise 400 or 500 per cent eventually to make the federal debt bearable to thc masses It is unlikely he told 300 Iowa industrial leaders at a defense Jere Wedncsday night mat the enormous debt we are now piling up for armament Kill ever be paid He based his conclusion on the experience of other countries and the enormity of the sum involved which he estimated would reach lott billions Iowa manufacturers attending the daylong clinic were shown dozens of defense items they might manufacture and were told how to prepare bids on military equipment Many said they had discovered articles which their fachties would enable them to make One purpose of the clinic was to show the manufacturers how hey could profit from subcon acting n a55crled he was solidly thc defense effort but ex w thC Present plans were too ambitious for mere de fense against physical invasion He forecast fighting overseas Cpus UlcCormick adminis the office and drove to Beaver to visit his mother His parents are Iowa ie was in Beaver he his father reported stolen and he was ar Hall is AWOL from the army as a result him to him to j MJ consultant in me office or price administration urnd the manufacturers to resolve ihJ lhe of ififi ar and subsequent deflation and depression slut never come again John Gall attorney for the na issued a n c n compulsoiy union mem ip with the belief that the government favors such action is mS5t defcnse What is really needed is pro mulgation of a firm clear statel mcnt of defense labor policy by the only pcrso who can give it t J700 feet Making a routine instrument ap proachmg in weather described on the surface as thick with n ncezmg temperature 11IC pilot next should have reported when he sighted land The dispatcher vainly tried lo contact the plane at 2 a m Ten minutes later police telephoned that a plane had crashed The scene was two miles from the rargo airport or about one M i01jh Sf the city limits Moorhead which adjoins Fargo n T arc separated by HLC Red river which is the state Dakota Minnesola and North The crackup occurred on a prairie Captain Balts found wanderinr In a field by motorists atlraclcd by flames There apparcntly were no witnesses to the crash Croil Hunter NWA general manager left St Paul wuHa Plane and crew to resume the rd trip starlcd liner One report was that Captain nsffljad JJbe restrained from trying to climb into the burnin reckagc to rescue the victims ins information came from Charles Bailey Columbus Ohio and Eveline Berg Fargo beauty operator enroute home from n suburban night club when they saw tile fire They said Bates was led back to ter bemg found in a field Bailey quoted him as mum bling about freeing the occupants but urging the gathering crowd to keep away from the wings be cause they contained gasoline R Bates to the hospital said he ap parently tried to tell what hap pened enroute Bob Donahue lo cal advertising man who also rode m the ambulance said Bales mumbled something about the air speed indicator not working and about controls not responding be cause of ice First noticed by the nilline and CAA inspectors was a thick coal ing of ice on the leading edge or one wing This presumably formed in thc air and not from the water poured on by firemen Marks where thc plane first struck thc ground showed the landing wheels were retracted in dicating the pilot was not trying for a forced landing Propeller marks also strengthened belief the motors were pulling After a hasty check of the wreckage George Gardner NWA vice president in charge of opera tions said Until every bit of evidence J the United said Let him an nouncc that no government agen cy will undertake to compel any man to jom or pay dues to any organization as the price of work ine anH murK i iij uti Oi evidence from the ship and crash sceneis correlated fay the various investi gators it isnt eve possible to even guess what happened The passenger list announced by Northwest Airlines at SI Paul in cluded airs Jay Packard 50 At lantic City R Iovvell Sprinifficld Ohio sales manager for thc Su perior Engine division of the iNational Supply company R W Ramsey 47 North Can Ohio president and general manager Ramsey Lumber com pany Anllman Ohio W A Metzjcr 30 New York sales manager Portable division Koyal Typewriter company in CCarr iKhland Park III employe NWA Chicago of A F Simonson 45 Grand lumberyard operator and rarm machinery dealer C IV Farup 45 Grafton N uak automobile dealer and real estate man Ned Wells 41 Farito N Dak sales manager Dakot Tractor Equipment company E A 45 Farjo N Dak ;