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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 17, 1941, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP DCMRTUCNT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVC HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS VOL XLVII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND CNTTED PBESS FULl LSASED WIRES CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 1941 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTrONS SECTION ONE NO 294 RECORD TAX MEASURE SENT TO F R 3 Swedish Warships Explode in Harbor 100 CASUALTIES ARE PORTED AT STOCKHOLM Faulty Handling of Torpedoes Unofficially Blamed for Blasts STOCKHOLM lhan 100 sailors were reported killed or injured Wednesday in a series at terrific explosions that sank three of Swedens most modern destroyers An official statement said that first information on the explosions showed 31 known dead and 11 in jured Faulty handling of torpedoes was unofficially blamed for the explosions that broke the 1040 ton destroyer Goteborg in two as she was apparently anchor in beside a munitions dump Blazing oil on the waters was said to have spread the fire to the destroyers Klas Horn and Klas Uggla both of which exploded RcporL5 in Copenhagen to the oflicial Danish new agency said the explosions occurred in Stock holm harbor The Klas Horn and the Klas Uggla were vessels of 1020 tons and were laid down in 1931 Each vessel had normal complements of about 120 officers and men The Goteborg laid down 1935 was a ship of 1040 tons with a normal complement of 130 of ficers and men Copenhagen dispatches said that f blazing oil on water fat the scene of prevented an immediate investigation into causeof the explosions The disaster was the second in a week in a Scandinavian port Last week a munitions ship exploded in Helsinki har bor causing many casualties and great property damage Full details of the Helsinki ex plosion have not yet been re ceived because of the Finnish censorship Completing His Speech Virgil Hancher president of the State University of Iowa is shown at the Hotel Hanford Wednesday morning putting the finishing touches on the address he delivered at the Chamber of Commerce and service club luncheon Wednesday noon With him is R F Glough Mason City attorney who introduced the speaker Lock photo Kay enay engraving Reapproval otfionstitutipnal Principles Urged by Hancher University of Iowa President Speaks at Business Mens Session Legion Scrap Neutrality Act to Beat Hitler MILWAUKEE Ameri can Legion national convention went on record Wednesday favor ng repeal of the American neu trality act and removal of the present geographical limitation on use of American troops Scrapping of the neutrality act vas recommended by the conven ions committee on foreign rela tions while that concerning use of troops outside of the nations bor ders was proposed by the conven tion committee on national de fense Both Depositions carried by voice vote great choruses of aye being shouted as Com mander Milo Warner put the questions Another resolution adopted called for the defeat of Adolf Hit ler and all that he stands for and all diverting controversies should be subordinated to the main ob jective The resolution appealed for unity on this national objec tive A resolution advocating com pletion of two ocean navy pro gram was adopted This action followed an attempt by a Wiscon sin delegate to have the conven tion reconsider the resolution pro posing removal of limitations on use of American troops He was ruled out of order when he ad mitted that he had not voted in favor of the resolution The resolution on lifting geo graphic limits on use of troops said V Margaret Draegert 26 Dies Suddenly in Los Angeles Was Graduated From Mercy Hospital Class of 1940 Tribute to the constitution of the United Slates as the foundation of that form oErSovernment which The Stockholm Archipelago inI those governed the greatest chides a large number of big and j opportunity for happiness was smalt islahds on the Baltic coast The Goteborg exploded and broke in two sinking rapidly Fire spread by burning oil on the wa ter reached the other destroyers resulting in violent explosions as they sank AT WHEELER Outburst Occurs as Lindberghs Name Is Mentioned in Speech BILLINGS Mont eggs were thrown at Senator Burton K Wheeler D Mont isolationist lender when he mentioned the name of Charles A Lindbergh in an address here Tuesday night un der auspices of the America First committee Senator Wheeler said freedom of speech had been denied the flyer who in a speech at Des Moines last Thursday said the British the Jews and the Roose velt administration were the prin cipal groups trying to lead the United States into war The senafor was not hit by the eggs and continued to accuse President RoosevcH of subscribing to Ihe techniques of dictators in order to lead America into cruel bloody horrible The president of he United States rightly criticized Hitler for his persecution of minority proup said Wheeler The pres ident has denounced the dictators because they have denied free speech but he has not been heard to denounce those who seek to prevent or abridge freedom of snccch or expression in the United States Some ardent interventionists some bloodthirsty war mongers who demand that we fight all over the world for the four freedoms deny or approve the denial of free speech to Colonel Lindbergh in the United States paid Wednesday by President Vir gil M Hancher of the University of Iowa in a Constitution day ad dress here But if we are to survive as a republic against assaults from within and from without we must reoxamine the principles of our government and reaffirm them he warned nearly 300 members of the Chamber of Commerce aha the three luncheon clubs who gathered to hear the address The accumulated wisdom ot the race transmitted memory permits the deyelop mcnt of mankind the educator pointed out The presentday race is accused of failure to transmit the unjerlyinB prin ciples of past civilizations how ever PLANNED AT DUBUQtJE WASHINGTON agri cultural department announced Wednesday a conference will be held at Dubuque Iowa Oct 67 to promote establishment in rural communities in Illinois Iowa and Wisconsin of food processing plants using rural electrification admiuislration power and equip ment NEW RULER OF IRAN TAKES OATH British and Russian Troops Reach Outskirts of Capital Tehran By HAROLD PETERS TEHRAN Iran troops reached the southern out skirts of Tehran Wednesday as parliament met in special session to hear Crown Prince Mohammed Riza Pahlevi take the oath of of fice in succession to his father the shah who abdicated Tuesday London reported that Russian troops also had arrived oh the out skirts of Tehran and that the Rus sian and British commanders wbulttdecideon the spot whether to enter the city or await develop ments in its Pamphlets were distributed Tehran warning the public to maintain order and asserting that the government was now in close REDS TELL OF FORGING AHEAD ALONG CENTER Soviets Report German Plans for New Thrust at Leningrad Wrecked By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russias armies Wednesday re ported a smashing counteroffen sive on the central front 30 miles northeast of Smolensk in which the Germans were hurled back westward with 10000 killed and wounded after an eight day battle The soviet army newspaper Rec Star said the fighting raged around Yartsevo on the m a i n highway between Smolensk anc Moscow Other dispatches said the Rus sians still pressing the attack now were in a position to inves Smolensk Soviet reports also declared that red army troops defending Leningrad had recaptured a strategically important cross roads lying at one of the approaches to the northern in dustrial city thus wrecking German plans for a new thrust against Leningrad itself 4t T 100 fed before completion of funeial Lying 230 miles west of Mos anamremenls mapHml cow Smolensk was captured by the Germans more than six weeks Margaret Draegerl 26 who was graduated with the 1940 nursing class at Mercy hospital was identi ied Tuesday night at Los Angeles al as the nurse who died fol lowing her collapse in a Los An geles hotel lobby three days ago according to a special Associated Press wire to the Mason City GlobeGazette Wednesday Virginia Draegert stenographer at the First National bank in Ma son City received word Wednes day of the death of her sister wbn had been a nurse at St Vincents hospital at Los Angeles for several months Miss Draegert according to the Associated Press wire appeared in the hotel lobby three days ago She asked for n room but MARGAHET DRAEGERT she was told that no rooms were aiic wcis iuiu iiiui uu i uoms were j i available she asked the clerk to I call a taxicab While he was cillI From Coast herd of 25 Hol ing she collapsed in the lobby j i The clerk placed her on a O I port according to the wire and 11 placed a blanket over her She slept this way through most of the night but the clerk became alarmed when she could not be awakened and called the police who took her to PII emergency hospital where physicians said she was suffering from an over dose of drug Miss Draegert was then sent to the Los Angeles General hospital where she died She carried a Rosary and prayer book but had no other personal effects Other relatives were being noti ago tow The ability to apply any fraction or all of our manpower and war industrialresources versay military training and fed in the first headlong drive capital arrangements Miss Draegerl also is survived by a brother Maurece Draegert Waterloo and her par ents FINNS SAY SWEDES PLAY INTO REDS HANDS Meanwhile rromneu tral Sweden told explosions aboard of mysterious three Swedish eral regulations of war supply agencies The ability to carry war when unavoidable to our enemy and thus prevent him from bringing war to us This ability will require re moval of all geographic limitsj through blind antagonism toward lion on movement of forces and Germany had lost sight of their adequate provision for corre own interests and were playing sponding plans and material into the hands of Russia destroyers with heavy tolls of dead and wounded and the sink ing of the new 9050 ton Swedish motorship Yarrawonga Coincidentally the press o Germanallied Finland declared that certain Swedish newspapers Our great potential bul warks are the Atlantic and Pacific oceans These oceans will be our greatest assets or worst liabilities according to our strength or weakness therein They represent the base of our world strategy The foreign relations committee report presented by Past National Commander Ray J Murphy of Iowa declaring opposition to any surrender or appeasement affect ing the policy of freedom of the seas recommended i and indorsement of j the foreign policy of the president and congress i Immediate repeal of the soj In the main war theater while Tlie Swedish newspapers were accused of spreading rumors in jurious to the Finnish cause Simultaneous dispatches from Stockholm the source of many reports on antiGerman revolt in Norway said more than 1000 Norwegians arrested during the weekold state of civil siege in Oslo were tried by court martial and sent to prison camps in Ger many or in the Norwegian Hint erlands NAZIS called neutrality act 3 That all America join in unit ed wholehearted support of our the Russians claimed a staggering defeat for the Germans on the central Moscow front Adolf governments foreign policy to the Hitlers end that the American way of life that the Gcvmaii offensive was may survive in a world of free developing into an operation of DISCOVER BODY OF FARM HAND IS DESIGNED TO AID IN MEETING DEFENSE COSTS Total Federal Tax Collections Expected to Be 13 Billions WASHINGTON fen ale approval sent to President Roosevelt Wednesday the tax revenue measure in history and one de signed to help defray the mount ing costs of national defense The legLslation which would impose heavier burdens on vir tually every citizen and cor poration in the country was expected o receive Mr Roose velts signature promptly Final approval came on a voice vote The bills heavier axes on in dividuals and corporations would be effective on income for the current calendar year while most of the excise or nuisance taxes would go into effect Oct I Preceding the vote Chairman steins from Ihe famous Carnation nilk farm of the west coast arrived George D Ga of the finance committee declared in debate that senate members of a joint senate at the Dairy Cittlc conjhouse conference committee had lircss grounds to start off the insisted that an amencl adc of entries at this years show j rnent exempting strategic metals 0 be held Scpl 29 through Oct 5 induslrics from the excess profits Waterloo tax be retained in the compromise Strangely enough these first arj legislation The house conteres rivals from Seattle Wash wil I declined to accept the amendment also have the distinction of travel ing the farthest to reach thn con gress A notable member of this herd of 7 bulls and 18 females of all ages but not a competitor in the prize ring is seven year old Carnation Ormsby Fayne Madcap a half sister the worlds champion milkandbutter producer Carna tion Ormsby Butter King who es lablishedher recordin 1936 with the maik of 38C06S pounds of milk and 17525 pounds of butler Carnation Ormsby Fayne Mad cap is being exhibited in a hind some stall of stainless steel and silk ropes while on nn official milk production test which began July 23 She is fed and and it finally was knocked out Senator Thornas D Utah ob jected to elimination of the ex emption saying it had been al lowed in the past and that a change in policy now might bring chaotic conditions From Senator Davis RPa came a statement that the tax bill will dig deeper into the pockets of almost every American In lhe future Davis added I hope we can develop some or derly system of taxation and not have to rely on just arbitrary tax bills from time to time Hit and Run Driver Sought in Connection With Poslville Death i under strict regulations of are expected tn POSTVlLLEDiscovery of the i the HoLsldinFriesian Isocfctio I or more in battered body of Joseph Johnson Sovemin8 such tests Visile lhe show wil itors Fit opportunity day set Allamakce and Clayton j to see what may be a worlds A compromise between slightly rr I1 Tnl J vnl iu 1 f r I If liie jichl from IIic measure lives to careful advance es timates total federal tax col hit the next fiscal year lf3flf county authorities on a search for champio crushed and neck broken was found lying in a pool of blood on a 11OW3 Veteians Mandatory Arbitration in Defense Strikes graveled road six miles south of Postville about 6 a m Wednesday The car which struck him appar ently had dragged him for more than 100 fccL His clothes were badly torn j The body was found by Ernest j MILWAUKEE Wis Gulsvig Postville resident who delegates to the national Ameri was on his way to work on his j can Legion convention Tuesday fathers farm The spot where the put themselves on record as fav accident happened was only 150 oring mandatory arbitration of la feet south of the Rolan Iteins farm upon which the unmarried Johnson wns employed bor disputes in industries impor ant to national defense Hanford MacNMer of Mason his is not so much a fault in cotllacwith the Bvitish and Rus iication he asserted as it is of13 governments in order to main familiarity To great familiarity i relations with them J i 1 T edii has caused many of our basic documents to become meaningless to us We repeat them without appreciation for their meaning Do we have the strength will and wisdom to survivin a world which hfis gone backward he asked He pointed out that the people of Europe are now experi encing a reversion to the prin ciples of old Asiatic empires We must become rcacquaintcd with our colleges churches homes and other fundamental institutions of our civilization and must re v tlllll HIUCH I f I T affirm our belief in them if we as gucn mc are to preserve our inheritance nf i the best in past civilizations he i suggested The abdication declaration by Shah Riza Kahn Pahlevi which members of parliament heard Tuesday was Because I have spent all my energy for the country during the last few years it is needful that a younger man who is able to do more for the country take over the throne I recommend that the crown prince assume my place From today the nation and the army must obey the new king and give him the loyalty which This resolution was adopted only after Past National Com mander Hanford MacNidcr of Iowa said be had only com mendation for thatsort of rec ommendation but pleaded for the Legion to have the guts to say what it means and it this is oar war lets go to it Mac Nlder proposed an amendment asking the president and con gress to tell the people This is our war Past National Commander Stephen Chadwick explained that this properly fell within the ques tion of national unity which still was before the resolutions com mittee and MacNide write his proposal r retired to LaGuardia Nominated by 17000 Majority NEW YORK Fioj U T i Trailed by Car GERMANS AGAIN WARN FRENCH CHARLESTON S Car woman driver took a chance squint in her rearview mirror and noted an automobile was following I her car very closely In fact it rello H LaGuardia won the re1 publican nomination for mayor in Tuesdays primary election by a majority of nearly 17000 votes virtually complete returns showed Wednesday without a driver stopped quickly The other machine did too Then she discovered that she had hooked the bumper of a car when she came out of a parking place and had towed it unknow ingly several blocks ARE NEARING COMPLETION BURLINGTON M Kennedy housing manager said Tuesday the 375 housing units being constructed here to relieve housing problems caused by the Iowa ordinance plant will be ready for occupancy by Dec I He added at least 50 arc expcclfd to be oc cupied by Oct I Felons Stage Own Radio Show SAN QUENTIN Cal Warden Clinlon Duffy installed car phone radio receivers in the cells of all the inmates of his prison Within a week they had perfected a 30minutc radio show of heir own for which they asked and received weekly time Will ShootMore Hostages If Attacks on Soldiers Continue PAHIS Germa nOccupied France authorities announced Wednesday that shoot ing of hostages in reprisal for at tacks on Germans would be ex tended to include not only com munists but all classes of the Paris population The announcement came as a German noncommissioned officer died of bullet wounds inflicted Monday by an unidentified assail ant in defiance of the executions for previous attacks on members of the army of occupation the greatest extent Beyond his general state ment the hieh command gave ho details but nazi military dis patches said German panzer columns slashing eastward across the steppes from Ihe Dnieper river were threatening Russias great Donets Industrial basin In the north nazi armies were said to have unleashed a new drive to choke off rail supplies from Moscow feeding the red armies defending Leningrad Advices reaching London said Adolf Hitlers invasion forces balked for the moment by Lenin igrads stonewall defense were I slriking toward the key town of Bologoe midway along the 400 mile rail line between Moscow and the besieged old czarisl cap ital If successful these reports said the Germans would seriously hamper the movement of supplies to the red armies along the entire northern front and make their position extremely hazardous German military dispatches said Russian troops swooping down from the Waldai high lands about 25 miles north west of Bologoe twice attempted to break through nazi lines at Staraya Russa but finally were thrown back across the Lovat river On the southern Ukraine front while German panzer units fought their way eastward from bridgeheads on the lower Dnieper river the Russians reported the rout ol axis cavalry forces in the bloody monthold siege of Odessa soviet Black seaport Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Fair not so cool west and central Wednesday night Thurs day partly cloudy and warmer MINNESOTA Fair not quite so cool Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and warmer IN MASON CITY MASON CITY Fair Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and warmer GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 75 Minimum Tuesday night 42 At 8 a m Wednesday 64 A very heavy dew was observed Wednesday morning but no frost YKAR AGO Maximum 7fi Minimum 5i lowans in the big parade wis Ruth Coids pretty Dubuque drum After looking at the body Mr I City Iow made the motion Julsvis went to the Hems home Only casually among the thou and Rot Mr Hcins They identified the body and notified Clayton County Sheriff E W Carlson Sheriff Carlson and Clayton County Coroner D E Lowe of Volga City examined the scene and attributed Johnsons death to a hit and run driver Johnson was last seen alive about 3 a m when he was gisen a ride to the Heins farm from Ossian by Fritz Blockhaus a soldier on fur lough from Camp Lewis Wash Blockhaus told investigating of ficers that he met Johnson in a tavern at Ossian and agreed to give him a ride home When they arrived at the farm Johnson did not want to so home so Blockhaus led him by the arm to the gale he said A coroners jury began investi gation of the mishap Wednesday morning and was still deliberating at noon hours discussion Senate Majority Leader Berkley DKy said it undoubtedly would be given equally prompt approval by the senate Imposing the heaviest tax loaci in the nations history to help fi nance the defense program the bill will virtually triple the taxes of persons in the middle income brackets and will require about 22000000 personsto file income tax returns although not all of them will pay taxes In its present form the bill would raise an estimated 51144 I ROOOOO from individual incomes through a system of fiirtdualerl surtaxes slnrtinj si 6 per cent on the first dollar of Uixable in treated for a comc nlrl to 77 Pcr pulled leg ligiuncnt Icon1cs vcr H New Income Tax Table WASHINGTON the figure remaining before the owing table shows the greatly in creased income taxes that millions of Aqnericans will hove to pay next year under the higher rates and reducea taxbill Net income wf entire income after deductions tor commissions Persons whose in such things as contributions income is derived in whole or in lerest paid out and bad debts It part from investments would pay higher taxes Persons with dependents would pay lower Inxcs than those shown in the table as there is an allowance of 5400 off net income for each personal exemption is subtracted The personal exemption will be only 5750 for single persons and 51500 for married reducea exemptions of the new The table assumes that all in j come is is that it means a persons j comes from salaries wages anrt dependent Sinzle Tcrsnn No Dependents Married Person No Net Income Tax Nrw Tax Present Tax Tax S 800 S 900 S 1000 S 1500 S 1600 S 2000 S 2500 S 3000 S 4000 S 5000 S 6000 S 7000 S 8000 S 9000 515000 S 50000 S 100000 S 500000 siooonnn 53000000 044 440 2420 2816 4400 B330 8360 12320 17160 25520 34320 44880 558RO 147620 266B40 425260 1470020 4426S40 31093320 71R4044fl 31733000 300 1140 2100 K900 7860 11700 16500 34650 48250 64850 103050 124650 299400 492900 722400 S 2088150 5321400 73313300 392312400 11On 3080 7040 11000 14960 23320 31680 42240 125840 233640 384340 S 1412840 4347G40 33015560 717583fiO 600 420n 9000 13300 24900 37500 52100 B8700 87300 107900 273900 461400 686400 2043900 34508400 73255400 302252400 ;