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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER f EDITED FOR THE HOME COWP DEPARTMENT Of M I S T C 3 Y A N 0 i o C I t V THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLVIII HOME EDITION IIIIIIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL FIVE CENTS A COFX MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3 1942 j j jj w ntJjLACTL J JiiX J JLl iYl 13 JLIV lidS illia CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS OQfl FAIR OPENS RODEO OFFERS THRILLS Blast Rommel Force Furiously ALLIED PLANES DELIVER DAWN TO DUSK BLOWS Cautious Axis Probing Meets Artillery Fire Mobile Force Attacks CAIRO Egypt JP Cautious probing by Marshal Envin Rom mels African corps has encoun tered a fury ol air attack artil lery fire and harassment by mo bile forces and four days after the British expected an axis of fensive the showdown battle for the Nile had failed to develop British ground troops in strong points and silt trenches along the 40mile El Alamein line bad not yet come into ac tion with the enemy Only screening mobile forces were re ported thrustingand attacking the German armored columns which had filtered 8 miles into the minefields ot the Suweisat Hlmelmat sector ot the southl Whether Rommel was puzzled by the British tactics was play ing a game of his own or was made hesitant by the storm of ar tillery fire and the thunderous aerial bombardment of his ar mored and supply columns which greeted his first move observers could not say Thursdays communique said Rommels axis army was subject ed Wednesday to a recordbreak ing bombing by RAF and Ameri Never before since the start of African campaign a communique said have so many bombing sorties out in thecburse of a day From dawn until after dark allied bombers shuttled over the battleareaunloading higli explosives on Rommels commu nications and troop concentra tions in effort to break up his preparations for an allout assault on the El Alamein de fense line At the same time enemy armed forces which had sifted through minefieldsin the Ruweisat Himeimat sector on the extreme southern flank of the lire were attacked from the east and south east by mobile British forces Many axis vehicles were de stroyed headquarters declared Considerable activity also was reported on the part of the axis air force resulting in numerous dogfights in which the commu nique said six German dive bombers and nine lighters were shot down In London an unidentifiable British source said Rommels fail ure to strike in full force after concentrating a great weight of armored equipment for a genera offensive might mean he had been surprised by the violent artillery and air bombardment which me hisfirst thrusts Assurance that the axis forces had not achieved any impor tant gains since they made their first offensive gesture Sunday was jfivenby Llent Gen B L Montgomery commander of the British eighth armywho de clared Wednesday night at his Held headquarters In no place and in no part o the eighth army area have the enemypenetrated our organizec defense area General Montgomerys repor nn the situation however madi it clear that thus far the battl which the fate of Egypt may still in its opening phase and that the main bodies of tli oppdsing armies had not yet com to grips Secretary Morgenthau Urges Spending Tax and Lowering of Income Tax Exemptions Declares Main Purpose of Proposal to Avoid Perils of Inflation Juicy Story Sheriff Tim Phalen investi gated an accident early Thurs day morning and melons hundreds of them scat tered all over the road It happened when a truck loaded with the oversize frui driven by Frank Wasinski o Minneapolis and owned by Gelt George of Minneapolis collidet With a truck loaded with frui juices driven by Virgil Caffery Of Clear Lake owned by Tamlir Holland at a m Thursday about nine miles south of Mason City on highway 65 There were no witnesses to the accident No one was injured although both trucks were badly damaged The drivers were no able to give the cause of the col lision WASHINGTON treas iry asked congress Thursday for egislation which would take much additional money from individuals hrough a spending tax and low ering of income ax exemptions n the new rev enue bill Prese nting he plan per sonally to the senate finance c ommittee Secretary Mor genthau said ht was proposing 3 tax on con sumer spending w h i c h will Morgenthau reach into the lowest income groups above the level ot bare subsistence and will provide high penalty rates for luxury spend ing if if In addition he urged a further lowering of the exemptions for theincome tax applying to fam ily income involving a cut back to exemption lor an indi vidual for married couples and credit for dependents The finance committee recently cut the latter credit from the 5400 level approved by the house to The program if adopted by the committee would provide for 000000000 in direct new taxes Morgenthau said The remainder or he said would not be treated as revenue but as a debt to individuals from whom it was collected to be repaid alter the war if if Revenue is not the sole pur pose nor even the primary pur pose of either of these pro posals Morgenthau declared Their main purpose is to re strict consumer spending so that as far as possible through fiscal means we may avoid the perils of inflation in the huge financing program that we have ahead of us Randolph Paul treasury gen eral counsel explained that the refundable part of the spendings tax would be imposed at a flat rate of JO per cent on the total spendings of individuals for con sumer goods and services Hesaid that in general it would apply to all individuals who had become subject to the individual income lax The tax would be levied on total spending of all persons filing returns and reporting tola spendings in excess of 5500 foi single person 51000 for a mar ried couple and an additional S250 for each dependent he said He emphasized that the would be imposed on the tax payers total spendings no merely on that part of his spend ings above the amounts men tioned In order to compute the tax lie said that the total amount of funds at the disposal of the taxpayer derived either from current income or by drawing on capita would be calculated and the amount of the indi viduals savings subtracted He said savings would be de fined to include chiefly repay ment of debt premiums paid or life insurance expenditures fo the purchase of bonds or othci capital assets gifts contributions payment of taxes and increase in bank balances He said that a tentative ta would be collected at the source of wages salaries and dividend in the same manner that the bil now contemplates collection o the 5 per cent withholding levy Paul added that the spending tax return would be made a par of the regular income tax return the amount of spending and th tax being computed on the same return The total of the income tax and the spendings tax payable would be ascertained by de ducting the income tax and the spend in RS tax already col lected at thu source he said If the amount collected at the source exceeded the combined lax liability the excess would be promptly repaid to the tax payer He explained that great ma jority of taxpayers would be ligible to file a simplified re undable spendings tax return vliich would be a supplementary part of their simplified income ax return The refundable part of the pendings tax would be levied at a rate of 10 per cent on the tax layers total spcndings he said An individual with an income of 5000 for example who spent 3200 would pay a tax of f he increased his savings and pent only the tax liability vould be reduced to Supplementing the flat 10 pel cent tax in the lower brackets of ipending the treasury proposed i spending surtax svith rates graduated up to 75 per cent in the ligher brackets For a single person spend ings up to would be taxed 10 per cent from to 000 at 20 per cent from to at 30 per cent from to at 40 per cent from to at 50 per cent and all over at 75 per cent A family however would be put on a per capita basis giving a married couple with one depend ent an exemption from this sur tax of If this family spent a total or 52500 in excess of its exemption its surtax would be for the family The treasury recommendec making the spending surtax effec tive as of Sept 1 1942 Paul said it was prevent large scale buying and hoarding of consumers goods in anticipation of the enactment o the spending tax He said the refundable part o the spendings tax the 10 per ten flat levy could go into effect on January 1943 if Paul said the proposal to low er income tax exemptions to for single persons for married couples and give only credit for dependents would bring an additional 000000 persons into the federal income tax paying field over and above the number previous ly included by senate finance committee changes in the house bill He cited these examples ot po tential increases in individual in come taxes The tax of a married person without dependents having an in come of would be increased from to while a mar ried person with two dependents and the same income would pay a tax of whereas he would pay none under the pending bill ONLY DEATH IS OFFERED YOUTH BYAXISFDR President States Hope of New Generation Rests With Allies WASHINGTON Roosevelt told young people of all the world Thursday that German nazis Italian fascists and Japanese militarists have nothing to offer Jut death while the cause of the united nations is the cause of youth itself His words were broadcast in ternationally and were directed to young men and women in the united nations and in axis na tions and axisdominated lands as well But Mr Roosevelt re marked he fully expected the axis lo jam the airwaves to drown out his message The presidents immediate aud ience was the international stu dent assembly gathered in Wash ington The cause of the united nations Mr Roosevelt declared is the hope of the new the generations that are to come for a new life that can be lived in freedom and justice anc decency He added This fact is becoming clearer every day to the young people of Europe where the nazis are trying to create youth organiza tions built on the naxi pattern devisesdby Hit ler upon youth bj a form of mental forcible feeding diet of false facts distortions and backed up by the guns of the gestapo Any who wonder what the de cent youth of Europe think of this he said have but to consider th brave young men in occupiec countries who prefer firing squad to lite long slavery and dcgrada lion under Hitler V Throughout the world men in Americas fighting forces were listening lo their commanderin fhief Much of the address was directed specifically to them and he gave assurance that we here at home are supremely conscious of our obligations to you now and in the future and we will not let you down The united nations Mr Roose veil asserted have the technic means physical resources cour age vision and will required t build and sustain the kind of worl order which alone he said csr justify youths sacrifices now But we must keep at must never relax never falter Illustrating the effect of the spending tax combined with the income tax he cited this example A married couple with two dependents having an income of would have an income tax liability of S680 If their spend ings amounted to 53800 the spendings surtax would be and the refundable spendings lax S380 If their spendings were only the spendings surtax would be reduced to S10 and the re fundable spendings tax to Their combined lax would be in the first case and in the second case Of these amounts however S380 or S310 respectively would be refunded after the war Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cooler Thursday night Continued forenoon cool Friday IOWA Cooler Thursday afternoon through Friday forenoon with scattered light frost extreme northeast portion Thursday night Scattered light showers extreme south portion Thursday afternoon and evening MINNESOTA Continued cool Thursday afternoon somewhat cooler southeast portion and slightly warmer northwest por tion Thursday night and Friday forenoon scattered light frost extreme southeast portion Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 70 Minimum Wednesday night 48 At 8 a m Thursday 53 Rain 13 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 67 Minimum 63 never we must keep a it together he said We must maintain ihe offensiv against evil in oil its forms W must work and we must fight t insure that our children shal have and shall enjoy hi peace thei inalienable rights to freedom o speech freedom of religion free tlom trom want freedom fron fear SPAIN CABINET IS SHAKEN UP Suner Considered as Rabid ProAxis Is Replaced by Jordana BERLIN From German Broad Madrid dispatch an nounced Thursday that Generalis simo Franco had replaced Foreig Minister Ramon Serrano Suner hi brotherinlaw with Genera Francisco Gomez Jordana hereto fore president of the state advisor council In a sweeping cabinet ana part shakeup Franco himself took ove chairmanship of the political com mittee of the Falange party whic Serrano Suner also had held Ser rano Suner long has been consid cred rabidly proaxis General Asensio was name army minister in place of Genera Jose Varela and Bias Perez wa named Justice Minister Esteba Bilbao The Berlin dispatch gave n first name for General Sensio bu there was a General Jose Ascnsi who served as undersecretary o war in Spains republican rcgim before the Spanish civil war Buy War Savings Bonds an Stamps from your GlobcGazctt carrier boy XT rf n expectation about this pair from the Cedar Lawn Jersey farm at JNashua Tulip and Standard were all ready for the judges Thursday afternoonBleach ers beside the judging rings south of the barns will permit the public to watch the iucl ing in comfort throughout Friday Tulip doesnt have to let the judges decide her rating entirely She already has gone far toward doing that herself with a record of 437 pounds of butterfat in 305 days during her first lactation Lock photo Kayenay ReUse 42 Car Plates STICKERS TO BE ON WINDSHIELD State Printing Board Advertises for Bids for Transparencies DES JYIOINES auto mobiles and trucks will continue to use their 1942 license plates in 1943 and will carry small trans parencies in the upper right hand corner their windshields to show payment ot he 1343 license fees Karl W Fischer Iowa Direc tor ot Public Safety announced Thursday The motor vehicle operators also will be issued new registration certificates which are carried on the steering columns Lack of steel for the manufac ture of license plates forced the state to the use of the windshield stickers The state printing board adver tised Thursday for the stickers which must be delivered by Nov 10 The stickers for passenger cars will measure 3Vi inches long by 2 inches high The final design is still to be approved by the public safety department but the trans parencies will carry the word Iowa and 1943 They also will have the county numberand a se rial number but the latter wont necessarily be the same as the li cense number on the automobile Truck stickers will be 4J4 by 2Vi inches The color scheme hasnt been definitely settled either but it is expected the stickers for passen ger cars will be white yellow and black The fullyeartruck stick ers will be the same colors while the halfyear truck stickers will probably be white green and black The truck stickers also will carry the truck classification Indicative of the expected drop in passenger car registra tions is the fact the printing board asked bids on only 550 OuD transparencies for passen ger cars although there were 636498 cars registered on June 30 The board plans on immediate delivery of 500000 stickers with the other 50000 lo be held in re serve but also is arranging for the further purchase of 150000 in lots of 50000 in case the guess as to the number to be needed is wrong With 120000 trucks licensed for a full year and about 36000 year now the board for a asked half bids for 121000 fullyear truck stickers and 44000 half year stickers Officials reported Idaho Ken tucky Nevada North Dakota and Oregon already have adopted the sticker plan of handling the li cense problem without steel in 1943 while several other stales plan small metal tags to be at tached to the 1942 license plates North Iowa Fair Program THURSDAY p opens for evening performance Concert b members of Mason City municipal band 1ASp S Miller rodeo parade News headlines p of Hie Old West by the Clyde S Stiller cowbo congress UclreU at close ot evening show colors low ercd by local patriotic organizations FRIDAY a open United Exposition Shows OH midway throughout the das a of township demonstration teams by Lillian L Housr Central Heights Mrs Birkbcck leade Owen irs L Curran leadc Geneseo airs lUullins leadc Lake Mrs George Lmm leade Mason Mrs Earl Bean leade Clear Lake Mrs Elmer Nelson leadc TJnionMt Vcrnon Mrs Butler leadi Complete judging of beef cattle dairy cattle swin sheep Boys 411 club demonstration team judging continues a horses judged before grandstand opens Concert by Kcnsctt band p by Clyde S Miller rodeo riders pm raising ceremony and two minute uraycr for VI tory by visiting pastor Final appearance of Clyde S Miller rodeo and society horse show News headlines during intermissions Hippodrome acts by Gordons Canine Racketeers Ifank Seiman and Charlie the Zavalta troupe the Three Leonards the Zoppi troupe the Lcs Juvcljs Larimer and Hudson Novak and Fay club style show opens Concert by Kcnsclt band City premier of the BarnesCarruthers Victory Revue with the Victory Octet the Four Liberty Dancers and Miss Jcau Allen Hippodrome acts Retreat with lowering of the colors SKIES SMILE AS GATES OPEN AT BIG EXPOSITION Last Minute Rush Gets Everything Ready for North Iowa Attraction The weatherman did his part oward making it a successful opening day for the North Iowa air Thursday ns a crowd gath ered to see a rodeo performance s the first grandstand event The rodeo started out with a exas cowboy riding a horse brought in from Forest City Im mediately afterwards Danny Wilder formerly ot Clear Lake and now of Billings Mont rode out on a western horse After a rainfall Wednesday the skies smiled early Thursday iiornjng as the gates swung open for the first of the pleasure seeking throngs The fair will continue through Friday Satur day Sunday and Monday The early morning hours saw he usual currying brushing and trimming in the livestock barns and in midmorning the parade before the judges began The oval track took on the ap iciirance of a race in progress as the pacers and trotters got their daily workouts in preparation for the Sunday and Monday races A little girl tapped smartly first on one foreleg and then 011 the other of her sleek riding horse as she forced it to stretch its legs far apart and pose for an imaginary judge The broncos stamped their hoofs in a high walled corral on the north side of the race track as the Hies came out with tfie sun The Brahma bnUsand longltorned steers chewed lazily and moved so slowly that it was difficult o imagine them exploding into action in the aft ernoon and evening perform ances before the grandstand Two of the cowboys with the Clyde S Miller rodeo rode bi cycles belonging lo someone in the crowd of boys hovering about the corrals and stockades The same cowboys were to ride pitch ing bronchos in the three show ings of the rodeo which also holds the Friday afternoon spot on the program Friday evening tiie Barnes Carruthers Victory Revue is scheduled for its premiere show ing in Mason City but the beau tiful girls and the clownsand ath letes with the hippodrome acts will not arrive from Chicago un til shortly before the curtain call The pleasure bent fair visitors will not have an opportunity entirely to forget the war on the third anniversary of Eng lands entry into lie world con flict Following the concert by members of the Mason City mu nicipal band local veterans and patriotic organizations will open the afternoon program with a flair raising ceremony which will include a two min ute prayer by a visiting pastor for an allied victory The ceremony is scheduled for 2 oclock each afternoon during the fair and each evening program before the grandstand will end with retreat and the lowering of the colors YANKS ARRIVE IN BELGIAN CONGO U S Army Technical Forces Start Building Camp for More Troops LEOPOLDVILLE Belgian Con go Aug 30 American army technical forces arrived Sunday at this Belgian Congo capital and started immedi ately to build a big camp named for President Roosevelt apparent ly in preparation for further troop arrivals Veterans of the last war planned a big reception for the Americans to be held on Sept 5 The Belgian government news agency announced Wednesday in London that American troops had arrived in the Belgian Congo which is near the center of Africa athwart the allied supply route across the continent to Egypt There was no indication of the size or nature of the force A land of gold diamonds and steaming jungle the Belgian congo straddles the equator in the heart of Africa and Us capital Leopold ville is the eastern terminus oE a transAtlantic plane route from Miami Fla From Lcopoldvillc a vast air network is being established to reach to all the united nations fronts in Africa as well as the middle cast The black colony with a popu lation of 9000000 natives is a third the size of the United States and nearly 80 times the size of Belgium proper It has been under Belgian rule for 50 years It spreads fanlike from the African coast and extends from a coastline 25 miles long to n maxi mum north and south distance of 1200 miles in the interior Coursing through the colony is of d the mighty 3000 mile long Congo ncld special services river discovered by Henry M Slanlcy the explorer who marie the historic search for Dr David Livingstone in the 70s BRITISH PRAY FOR VICTORY Industries Silenced 15 Minutes on Anniversary of English Declaration LONDON7 war in dustries were silenced for 15 min utes Thursday as workers and soldiers clerks and statesmen joined in prayer for victory on the third anniversary of Britains declaration of war Seirices wore held in churches and in chapels of the armed serv ices The BBC broadcast a prayer and sacred music AUSTRALIA OBSERVES WAR ANNIVERSARY MELBOURNE Australia observed the third anniversary of the British declaration of war on Germany Thursday with two min utes of silence at noon Liquor bars and theaters were closed until 5 p m Churches of all denominations Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy ;