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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWA5 DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CCk DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY A N 0 ARCHIVE LES MO l A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION fTTTTTn VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUUL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 285 Administration Leaders Draft Bill to Please Labor Farmers FURY ABATES IN CONGRESS OVER FDRMESSAGE Measure to Be Taken Up Either Friday or Monday By FRANCIS J KELLY WASHINGTON ini tial blaze of congressional opposi tion to President Roosevelts de mand lor legislation to stabilize farm prices subsided somewhat Wednesday as administration lead ers labored over a bill which hey hoped would appeal to farm and labor groups alike Chairman Brown DMich of a senate subcommittee which has handled previous price control legislation announced that a com prehensive measure would be in troduced in the senate Thursday and would be taken up by the full banking committee either Friday or Monday Brown declaring both houses should act promptly and simul taneously on the presidents re quest said White some may feel that he put the proposition rather blunt ly by telline us you do it or I will and by putting a time limit on a rather slow moving con Rress it must be remembered that action is vital and vital now it Although details of the bill re mained to be worked out Brown sketched a broad program which pointed toward controlling indus trial wages as well as the levels for farm crops Agreeing with the president that floors were as desirable as well as ceilings for farm prices the Michi gan senator said they probably would be included in the program Brown indicated that the meas ure probably would authorize the chief executive to control but added Jhatthe authori zation might be turned into a di rective before the bill was en acted It would be impractical for con gress to attempt to legislate a j definite price for every kind of crop and a wage for every job Brown said adding that flexibility was necessary Senator Norris IndNebr a member of the agriculture com mittee pledged his support to Mr Roosevelts proposal and said he could see no necessity for lengthy hearings Id rather support it and put I it through than talk about it Norris said Some lawmakers from farm states let it be known they mighi be satisfied if the farm price floor were established at 85 per cent of parity Presumably the floors coulc be maintained by a governmen crop purchase program or con ceivably subsidies wherever necessary While administration leaders worked over their bill some re publicans continued to protes against the presidents demands Why is the president so con cerned about the price of com modifies when twothirds of thi total national income comes from wages and asked Sena tor Butler RNebr Representative Fisher RN Y likened Mr Roosevelts action U placing a pistol against congress head and commented it was ex actly what is to be expected from a third term president URGE QUICK ACTION ON LEGISLATION WASHINGTON Republ can representatives in congress urged quick action Wednesday or legislation to stabilize the cost o living as democratic leaders as sured President Roosevelt o prompt introduction of a rcsolu tion giving him authority fo stabilization of everything Uia goes into the cost of living One after another Representa tives Rich of Pennsylvania Fish of New York Hoffman of Micni Ran Taber of New York Mason of Illinois alt republicans discussed the matter on the hous floor even as Speaker Raybun and Democratic Leadef McCor rnack of Massachusetts told re porters o administration plans Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Slightly warmer Wednes day and Wednesday evening MINNESOTA Somewhat warme Wednesday IN MASON CITY Maximum Tuesday 70 Minimum Tuesday 63 At 8 a m Wednesday 64 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 52 Precipitation 13 NAZIS SEEK TO WIDEN WEDGE RAF Strikes at Frankfurt With Force LONDON Biitish bombers n their sixth night raid on Ger many out of eight nights this month struck in strong force Tues day night at Frankfurt the air ministry announced Wednesday Large fires were burning said an official announcement While the principal objective was Frankfurt last raided on Aug 24 other targets in the Rhineland also were hit Fighter command aircraft at the same time carried out offensive patrols over Germanoccupied ter ritory Seven bombers were reported missing from the Rhineland raid three fighters from the patrol op erations and two coast command aircraft from patrol work Tues day The night raids followed day ight assault by Boston Douglas members upon German submarine nests at La Havre and Cherbourg H was the 35th time the RAF las struck at Frankfurt a leading commercial city and important Rhineland port and rail center more than 400 miles from British bomber bases A DNB dispatch broadcast by the Berlin radio said areas ot western Germany were hit and material damage was caused in residential districts of some towns The raiders were declared to have lost three planes As to German raids on Britain Tuesday night the British re ported there was little activity and two nazi planes were shot down German pilots used dozens oJ flares to light up an east Anglian townfof bombardmentProp ganda leaflets their contents withheld by British were dropped in southern England Watchers at a town on thesouth coast of England said the air throbbed with the continuous thunder of motors as the RAF squadrons sped through starlit skies to the night attack upon Ger many Interspersed with such thrusts are the hi2h altitude precision bombing flights of the United States air forces flying fortress command Col Frank A Armstrong who has led six of the fortress raids personally said the nazi Focke Wulfs made futile suicide attempts both Sunday and money to inter cept Sergt Felix Trice 21 year old tail gunner of Stuttgart Ark who got a FockeWulfe over Rotter dam from a range of 175 yards re cently summed up with a declara tion that it was just like shoot ing squirrels back in Arkansas Main Areas of Combat Listed by President SCAtE AT EQUATOR 9 1000 2000 3000 President Roosevelt in his radio address to the nation listed these as the four main areas of combat in our global war Russian front Pacific ocean area Mediterranean and the middle east area and European area where the aim is an offensive against Germany The president said that he listed them not in the order of importance for all of them are vital and all of them are interrelated ODT to Control Use of Navy Transport Senate Committee Votes for Damaged by Fire 5 Per Cent Gross Income Tax Ml I U 11 T 1 C1 I JI1 r at Sea Salvaged HUNT SEXMAO WOMAN KILLER Authorities Seek Clues on Slayer of Two Wisconsin Women TOMAH Wis uni dentified man in army uniform was hunted Wednesday for questioning in the brutal slaying of two Kenosha Wis social workers after he was reported by a filling station attendant to have cashed a check made out to one of the victims The attendant Elmer BlatJo Toman reported to Sheriff Hal let T Jenkins of Monroe county that a man in soldiers uniform had cashed a check the night of Sept 7 made out in the name of Dorothy Baun TOMAH Ws Wisconsin authorities groped for clues Wednesday which would lead them to the sexcrazed slaycr of two Kenosha social workers after establishing by autopsy that both of the young women had been criminally attacked Coroner Walter R Ninneman adjourned inquest into the fatal shooting of Miss Neil Pietrangeli 25 and Miss Dorothy Baun 32 to an indefinite date after the au topsy by Dr John M Scantleton Sparta established a sex motive for the slaying Dist Atty Leo J Goodman appealed to the federal bureau of investigation for help in solving the case besides enlisting the aid of police departments in other cities Authorities of other communi ties cooperated in backtrailinx the movements of the two women from their departure at 5 p m Sept 7 from their Kenosha homes until Miss Baun was found lying nude and mortally wounded on Monroe county highway C Meres How John Smith Would Pay Victory Tax WASHINGTON naval It r j r i transpojrt Wakefield formerly the Enacted into Law WASHINGTON UR Heres1 how John Smith a week war worker would pay his 1943 vic tory tax if this proposed new levy on income is enacted into law Starting next Jan 1 Smiths employer would deduct from his weekly pay envelope to be turned over to the treasury That amount represents 5 per cent of that portion of Smiths earnings in excess of his weekly exemption of or 5 per cent oE Wakefield formerly liner Manhattan was severely damaged by a fire at sea Sept 3 the navy announced Wednesday but more than 1600 passengers and crew members were re moved without loss of life The charred hulk of the 24000 ton ship one time queen of the United States merchant fleet has now been salvaged and towed to an Atlantic coast port a navy statement said Addingr that oreliminary re ports indicate that all the pas sengers and crew were safe the navy said several were injured The lire was described as being of undetermined origin It broke out on one deck level and spread swiftly throughout the 10 year old ship It soon became necessary to re move the more than 1000 passen gers many of whom were civil ians the others presumably being in the naval service the navy re lated In addition to the 1000 there according to the vessels normal complement 600 to 700 officers and crewmen aboard commanded b y Commander Harold Gardner Bradbury of Port Angeles Wash a coast guard officer The navy said the rescue was brought about in a thrilling man ner by warships protecting the convoy in which the Wakefield was traveling to an east coast port A cruiser maneuvered its bow alongside the storn of the trans port and a destroyer placed itself along the side At these close quarters the passengers were transferred rapidly from the blaz ing exliner The crew remained aboard the ship fighting to bring the fire under control the navy account continued but their efforts were unsuccessful and it soon became necessary for them also to trans fer to the cruiser Aboard that ship they waited until the intensity of the fire had decreased somewhat and Com mander Bradbury then led a spe cial fire fighting party back aboard the transport and succeeded in bringing the flames under con trol Meanwhile tugs and salvage craft had been summoned and when they arrived successfully be gan towing operations They final Propose to Segregate From Inflationary Spending WASHINGTON sen ate finance committee stood com mitted Wednesday to a minimum of 37675000000 in new about 51025000000 short of the treasurys a result of its vote to adopt a 5 per cent vic tory levy on all individual earn ings in excess of a year In addition the committee ac tion proposed to segregate 100000000 in individual income from any form of inflationary or a per cent ot 38 num any ioim 01 iniiaiionary Those weekly deductions would spending by channeling it into in tpresent tentative advance pay surance payments debt retire represent tentative advance pay ments on Smiths 1943 victory tax liability On Jan 15 1944 along with his regular income tax return he would send the collector of in ternal revenue a final victory tax return In it Smith would deduct from his 1943 annual victory tax exemp tion leaving a taxable balance of 51976 His tax would be 5 per cent of that amount or 59880 Since a total of limes already been taken out of his 1943 pay checks Smith would be fully paid up on his vic tory tax Assuming Smith to be a bache lor he would be entitled to get 25 per cent of his entire victory tax to him after the war As a guar antee that this refund would be made the treasury would send him immediately after his final return had been filed a special noninterest bearing bond with a face value of 52470 which could not be sold or redeemed until after the war If Smith were married he would be entitled to a 40 per cent postwar rebate or However if Smith had bought some war bonds during 1943 or made payments on previously con tracted life insurance premiums or mortgages he could take all or part of his postwar credit right away For Smith to be a single he had spent during 1943 or more for bonds or life insurance or in paying off back debts he could get his whole postwar credit as an immediate cash re fund from the treasury would be permitted to get a victory tax refund right away credit or lO ment bond purchases or post war rebates With treasury officials sched uled to report on the possibility of combining this new victory im post with the regular income tax in the new revenue bill commit tee members said the net result in any event might be to increase tha nations annual tax yield to more Move to Obtain Conservation of Motor Equipment WASHINGTON Fearing impairment of the nations war effort through loss of transporta tion services the government moved Tuesday to control opera tions ot trucks buses and taxi cabs by Nov 15 An office of defense transpor tation order Tuesday directed op erators of the commercial vehicles affected to carry a certificate of war necessity to obtain fuel tires tubes and accessories Describing he order as a drastic move to obtain further conservation of such equipment for war purposes the ODT es timated about 50000000 trucks 150000 buses 50000 cabs and similar vehicles would come under its control Passenger cars and mo to r cycles are exempted from the lat est regulations supplementing the conservation program already in effect but a new move developed Allies Slow Japanese in Sew Guinea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the far Pacific Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters re ported Wednesday that allied roops often fighting with bayo nets had slowed the Japanese rive up the rocky approaches to the 8000foot inoun ain pass in the Owen Stanley miles west of the unit ed nations outpost at Port Mores by New Guinea A headquarters spokesman said the fighting raffed about 2000 feet below the cap on the west side of the rajidc Dispatches said Japanese losses were heavy as allied patrols de onded the junglebordered trail n fierce handtohand fighting A single Australian patrol of 20 men opposed by 300 Japanese effectively ambushed the enemy with machineguns tommy guns uid ritles on Sunday dispatches said and tile following day an other allied patrol raided a Japa nese post with grenades and killed six Japs without loss In the Milne bay sector on the southeast tip of Xcw Guinea Australian troops were credited with inflictiuE 700 casualties on the enemy and reports said the Japanese seaborne force in that area had now been practically I wiped out i i Despite bad weather prevailing over the New Guinea buttle re gion allied bombers and torpedo carrying planes carried out re Japanese war ships north of Milne bay pound ing the enemy on Monday near Normanby island and again Tues day mong the Tobriand islands A Japanese destroyer was listed s probably hit Other allied flyers attacked and et fire to a group of Japanese targes ferrying supplies along the Tew Guinea coast to Bumi the REDS REPORTED HOLDING IN ALL FIGHT SECTORS Enemys Flanking Attacks Beat Oii From Southwest Port Moresby than 825000000000 compared to bring nationwide gasoline ra with slightly more than 000000 collected under present laws As approved by the committee Tuesday the victory tax would constitute a 5 per cent impost collected at the source where pos sible on all income above S624 a year derived from wages salaries interest dividends and other com mon sources While it would be collected alike from single and married persons the latter could accum ulate greater credits against the tax during the year Credits of 25 per cent of the fax or a maximum of S500 could be accumulated by single persons for payments they had made rn life insurance debts incurred be fore Jan 1 1942 or government bond purchases The remainder of the unused credit would be repre sented in nonnegotiable non interest bearing government bonds they could cash after the war Married persons could claim similar credits up to 40 per cent of the tax a maximum of 51000 with 2 per cent or a maximum of allowed for each depend ent Debt and postwar rebate cred its would range from 5220 in the 5800 annual income class to a T diuiucu iiiLuiHt cidss 10 a if he had only spent S10 for maximum of a year for a J943 he single person A married person with two dependents would have a credit of in the an mounted above a year tioning Proposing such a step Senator Green RR I wrote President Roosevelt that extension oE ra tioning beyond the 17 eastern states now affected was the only means of maintaining our pres ent transportation needs and of supplying the eastern seaboard with fuel oil for heating this win ter Meantime Joseph B Eastman ODT director said the certificates for commercial vehicles would re quire a tire check every 5000 miles or every 60 days whichever occurred first to assure proper inflation and repairs The ccrtificalcs he added will be issued o all types of trucks vehicles built primarily for properly and passengers and others available for public rental including am bulances and hearses 4 The objective Eastman asserted was to limit their use to operations necessary to the war effort or to the essential domestic economy to attain maximum use of equip ment and lo compel provident use ot rubber and other critical ma terials Under an arrangement between ODT and the office of price ad ministration coupons authorizing purchase of gasoline tires an tubes will be issued only to op erators presenting certificates Few things are more esscntia lo an all out war effort lhan to keep our commercial vehicles public and private in active serv ice Eastman said jumea coasi 10 mimi the MSC for the enemy thrust toward 3AS GET NEW QUESTIONNAIRE Designed to Aid Local Boards in Review of Classification DES MO1NES of lowans who have been classi fied 3A by their local draft boards will soon be receiving a new supplemental questionnaire designed to aid local draft boards in reviewing their classification Slate selective headquarters also announced Wednesday that all local draft boards have now been given instructions to reopen and reconsider all dependency cases Sending of the new question naire is not mandatory upon the local boards Lieut Col Ralph Lancaster assistant director of state selective service said but is optional The supplemental questionnaire is designed to give the local boards the latest infor mation concerning the registrants family status and dependents In addition to asking the regis trant whether lie is married sin gle divorced or a widower the questionnaire asks for the names of all members of his family group and for the names of all persons to whom he contributes any sup port The questionnaire also ask whether the registrants wife i working and what her avcragi earnings are In connection with the reopen ing and reconsideration of the draft status of all 3A men Brig Gen Charles H Grahl state se lective service director said local boards will reclassify men in the following sequence without dependents with collateral depend ents that is brothers sisters fa thers mothers and divorced wives with wives only who maintain a bona fide family re lationship in the home with wives and children or with children only General Grahl pointed out that not all men now classified 3A will be reclassified into some higher bracket It is quite pos sible that after a reconsideration of certain individual cases the boards will continue the same classification for certain men General Grahl said By EDDY GILMORE M O S C O W Reinforced Gorman divisions concentrated at tacks upon the western defenses of Stnlingrael Wednesday to widen hardwon wedge and the situa tion was described here as par ticularly complicated but the red army was reported holding fierce ly in every sector The Russians said nazi tanks and infantry sheltered by dive bombers had deepened the salient from the west Tuesday while soviet troops heal off flanking attacks from the south west Russian troops dislodged the enemy from a fortified district west of Moscow and occupied three more settlements it said A Russian minefield west of Stalingrad blew up three German tanks and soviet gunners dam aged six others the communique said Red army mortar batteries and riflemen were reported to have slain 350 invaders in two of a scries of actions southwest of the Volga river industrial center where field dispatches said Italian and Rumanian troops and fresh tanks frontshad been moved into action Four successive assaults sup ported by massed planes were repulsed in that sector Izvcstia said The Kovcrnmcnt news paper said the aircraft were literally hanging over our front line and bombinc our positions bul the Russian forces wailed them out and then arose to drive off the enemy land forces Red army patrols and mortar latteries wiped out 230 Germans n the overnight fighting about Novorossisk Black sea naval base and 40 German troop trucks were smashed the Russians said Red Star reported that a violent battle raged around the wedge which the Germans and Ru manians have thrust into this Sector Soviet resistance appeared firmer in the Mozdok district of the central Caucasus where a bat tle is under way south of the Terek river The Russians were reported fighting to annihilate a German formation which crossed the river Five German tanks were dis abled and a company of enemy infantry was wiped out Tuesday in phases ot this continuing en gagement it was announced Soviet artillery turned back a preliminary thrust by ar mored vanguards of the divi sions arrayed west of Stalingrad and seesaw fighting for a vil lage cost Ihc invaders five tanks and about 4SO officers and men the soviet information bureau said But fresh axis troops and ma chines moved up to bolster Field Marshal Fedor von Bocks col umns and for the second succes sive day the information bureau reported that after a violent en gagement our troops retreated lo a new defense line Flyers of the red banner Baltic fleet were credited with destruc tion of 10 German trimotored planes in an attack on an axis air drome breaking through a solid antiaircraft barrage to loose their explosive cargoes Rupture of U S Relations With Vichy Looms Again WASHINGTON of United States relations with Vichy loomed again Wednesday on the diplomatic horizon This time it was Vichys protest against American air raids occupied France and the United States sharp rejection of that pro test which revived talk of an im minent break The protest delivered person ally to the American charge daf faires in Vichy by proaxis chief of government Pierre Laval was immediately rejected the state department disclosed Tuesday night and Laval was notified the bombinc of German military plants in France would continue ;