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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 19, 1941, Mason City, Iowa HISTOSY AMD OES UO IKES ASCKtVCS A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NiWSWIt THAT MAKBAU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOKS HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS MASON CITY IOWA NAZIS CUUM GAPTURFKIEV GermanBReportAncient Capital of Ukraine in Nazi Hands Oil I rniinarnn TT o o 4Jl4fCl4d SUI EDUCATOR NAMED TO NEW YORK POSITION Dean George Stoddard to Become Commissioner of Education in State ALBANY N Y flTDr George D Stoddard 44 dean thegi actuate school of the Univer sity ol Iowa was selected Friday by a special regents committee to become state education commis sioner July 1 1942 The committee whose report to the regents Friday artejnoon is tantamount to approval also called lor re tention of tbe present c o m rnissioner Dr Ernest E Cole until June 30 seven months beyond his 70 year retire ment age T Li e new commissi oner for the S15000 ayear position is regarded by educators as one of the foremost authorities in the field of child development and despite his comparative youth has hada long career in education ad rataistration Dr Stoddard also has been professor of child psychology and director of the Iowa child welfare research sta tion forJl years He was head of the universitys psychology de partment in 193839 Stoddard received a bachelor of arts degree from Pennsylva nia Slate college in 1921 the di ploma of the University of Par is in 1923 and a doctor of phil osophy degree at the University of Iowa in 1925 The special regents committee asserted it had made a nation wide survey of candidates since 1939 when it was known that Commissioner Frank P Graves would retire the nest year His successor Dr Cole becomes 70 years of age Nov IB but will serve until theend of his current fiscal year at the committees re quest Weather Report FORECAST MASON cloudy and warmer Friday night and Sat urday scattered thundershbwers Saturday afternoon southerly winds 20 to 25 miles an hour by midafternoon Friday Fair to partly cloudy warmer east and central Friday night Saturday partly cloudy local thundershowers north west and northcentral warmer past southerly winds 1525 M P H MINNESOTA Partly cloudy scat tered showers and thunder storms warmer east Friday night Saturday considerable cloudiness local showers and thunderstorms cooler north and westcentral snutherlv winds reaching 2030 M P H at times IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 73 in night 55 At 8 a m Friday 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 6E EXTENDED FORECAST Extended forecast for the pe riod from p m Friday Sept 19 to p m CST Wednes day Sept 24 Upper Mississippi valley and Indiana The temperature will average above normal except near normal northern and central Min nesota cooler Minnesota early in period and pronounced cooling rather generally late in period Rainfall due to recurrent showers beginning of period through Mon day across northern sections will average moderate to heavy and howore Illinois and Indiana Sun day lo Wednesday will produce mostly liaht amounts U S Seizes 3 Ships of Alcoa Fleet NEW YORK mer chant ships of the great Alcoa fleet were under federal requisi tion Fnday and the government was ready to seize others as a dispute between seamen and own ers over war bonuses threatened to burgeon into a general strike An estimated 14 ships of six companies were reported struck Thursday night including the three vessels seized the Alcoa Trader Alcoa Banner and Al coa Scout owned by a subsid iary of tlie Aluminum Company of America The strike was called Saturday py the Seafarers International Union AFL to enforce demands for increased bonuses for war zone travel No specific amounts were asked except for a monthly bonus for travel in the West Indies which would thus become a war zone as are Cana dian waters where a dollarday bonus is paid Concerned over supplies for American offshore bases in the westIndies the maritime com mission set noon Thursday as the deadline for submission of the dispute to arbitration When the union through a spokesman re fused to arbitrate and threatened a general strike the commission acted Five hours after Capt Granville onway district director of the Commission stepped aboard the three Alcoa freighters at Wee hawken N J and took them over in thernarne ofthe UnitedStales Ihp n mat the arbitrators take into account the unions proposal that a monthly bonus be paid to seamen plying West Indies waters Capt Conway said that the com mission would decide soon on of operating fhe seized freighters but he added that for the time being the other vessels would not be requisitioned He disclosed that he sat in on a long conference Thursday night and early Friday with union leaders and that he was unsuc cessful in efforts to induce them to arbitrate Morris Weisberger business agent for the sailors union of the Pacific which earlier joined in the strike said that the commission acted very quickly in seizing the struck ships The unions fear that under gov ernment operation the seamen will not get war bonuses where none is now being paid by private com panies he said At the same time on the Pacific coast he Pacific American Ship owners association asked govern ment arbitration of a similar dis pute with the Sailors Union of the Pacific which has tied uo three of Us ships in New York The west coast operators said immon demands would pay a sail or 52510 for a fourmonths trip to the Red Sea Included in Ihe scale of demands is a bonus of S300 or entering Suez where the Arkan san was bombed F D R REFUSES TO EXTEND US ARMYS POWER Presidents Action Insures Agencies to Be CivilianDominated WASHINGTON Roosevelt informed quarters re ported Friday has rejected pro posals that would have placed a greater degree of control over de fense industry in military instead of civilian hands R e f u sine recommendations designed to extend Ihe armys authority Mr Roosevelt took action to insure lhat the civil i a n dominated governmental agencies administer measures affecting the supply Of raw ma terials priorities production and export control Thfc presidents decision was Ihe major development to date in what was described as a long ant spirited behindthescenes battle for control of defense production and regulationof export trade Disclosure of the conflict fol lowed the presidents executive order of Sept 15 which trans ferred the export control admin istration to the economic defense board headed by Vice President Wallace order the president STARS BERLIN residents appeared Friday wearing large yellow stars upon their left breasts for identification Within each star was the word Jude the vice presidents board but reduced it to a subordinate di vision which will be headed by a civilian SHlo Perkins former head of the commodity credit corporation At the same time Brig Gen Russell L Maxwell who has acted as administrator of export control since the office was organized 2 1940 was relieved of that assignment and ordered back to duty in the war department More than 100 other army offi from the arc now on duty with the export rontrol administration but there has been no decision yet as to their future disposilion In behindthescenes conflict informed sources said members of one faction described the others as new and were in turn called army bureaucrats The socalled new dealers charred that Ihe army bureau crats had ambitious plans even to the point of preparing proposed executive orders for the presidents s i s n a t u r which would expand and ex tend Ihe export control admin istrations powers until it wnuld be in control of the major part of defense industries This the nonmilitary faction Biglud W0lllcj be Detrimental lo he best interests of American in dustry The military faction denied any ambitions to control industry as serting the export control admin istration s powers were clearly defined in various presidential or ders and had not been over reached The new dealer s er s ey charged were chiefly interested in placing their proteges in the con siderable number of positions in NORTH IQWAN HEAD OF SMA Hendrickson Succeeds Milo Perkins Named by Secretary Wickard Roy F Think Administration Could Win Repeal of Neutrality Act High Command Says Hitler Forces Near Red Industrial Basin German Successes of Huge Magnitude Reported Blitz Threatens Entire Ukraine a tol JX nf th of the ban was appointed administrator of the surplus marketing administra tion and director of marketing for the department Hendrickson a native of Mitchell county Iowa succeeds Milo Perkins who resigned recently to become executive director of the economic defense board Hendricksons new ap pointment was made by Secrc lary Uickard The SMA administers the food stamp programs and directs re lief distribution of surplus agri cultural commodities as well as serving as buying agent for food being made available to Great Britain under the Icndlcase pro gram Hendrickson is a former news paperman having worked on pa pers in Duluth Minn Sioux City Iowa St Paul and Minneapolis and with the Associated Pressin Washington At the same time Wickard an nounced the appointment of Ed wiri W Gaumnilz as associate administrator of the SMA He has been an assistant administrator Gaumnitz is a native of St Cloud Minn WASHINGTON A leading opposition strategist conceded Fri day that the administration could win senate by the mar I Rin of a dozen votes it sought outright repeal of the neutrality furtherance of its program Mr Iiendricksoh was in North Iowa last week visiting with Friends nnt relatives in Mason City and SI Anssar while cnroute lo Utah for an agriculture depart ment meeting is Goal for 1941 Seals Campaign DES MOINES C W Kam mcr executive secretary of the Iowa Tuberculosis association said the organization has et SI34035 as the goal of its 1951 Christmas seal sales campaign Pointing out pro posal was likely to provoke heated and Jenfthy debate In both houses this legislator said an informal count of noses indi cated senatorial opponents of repeal could muster no more than 37 votes 12 short of a ma jority He declined however lo specu late on the outcome in the house Some observers have said that the division of opinion there is sharp and much in doubt although the action of the American Legion this week in urging outright icpcal of the law was expected lo have some effect This evident uncertainly as well as the prospect of a argument on all of he aspects of Ibe act has caused adminis tration leaderslo consider seek ing only partial revision of the law lo permit the arminr of American merchant ply ins in the waters from which President Roosevelt has to clearaxis wareraft if A proposal of that nature would leave temporarily undisturbed the laws other major prohibilion against American vessels carrying war supplies directly to belliger ent ports but Senator La Follette one of the senates socalled nonintervention bloc said the two issues ought joined if congress was to pass on them In any Ta Follcltc told reporters Iherc way certain lo be full discussion of the moves al ready made by Ihe administration He was especially critical of the disclosure by Secretary Knox lhat Ihe navy was convoying ships of other nations carrying war mater ials By JOE ALEX MORRIS United Press Forfijn News Editor p1ailtcd the ri rel f KieV fhst M days of epic battle on the eastern front eutorV W3S special communique high command latest in a series which Kridav spelled out a story of a German war machine rolling across the rich flallands of the Ukraine toward the greatest in dustries of the soviet in the DonetsDon basin The communiques told of an unbroken series of naxi vic tories the first successes of scope and sweep comparable lo those scored by the wchrmaclit in 1940 on the western front The Berlin communique report nd thnt the Germans had started a bolt atlnck upon the strong Kiev fortifications on the western side nf the city nppavently against the ancient medieval sector of the metropolis which is perched high on a cliff overlooking the conflu Will Canvass WIEDEMANNIS GOING TO KOBE Demonstrations Are Staged in Front of 7 Embassy of Germans BUENQS AIRES FritzWiedcmarm former German consul general in San Francisco sailed for Kobe Japan aboard the Japanese steamer Manila Maru Friday after demonstrations had been staged Thursday night in front of Ihe German embassy here Police nrrcsled 50 persons during the demonstrations before the em bassy where Wiedcinnnn had stayed during his brief visit Breaking up the demonstration police seized two crude bombs both tinevplofled After Wicdcmann with other German consuls was ordered Irom the United Stales he returned to Germany and theti wenl In Soulh America His mission there has not been disclosed America First Group BLACKOUTENDS IN KANSAS CITY Electrical Workers Vote to Return to Jobs at 2 Plants Dnieper ami Desna Every Farm inlo Sfatement United States Speech Into the Final Lap vhicli began with a fourhour lockout and for two riavs kepi Kansas City on pjns and needles ended Friday Members of the Inlernational JrnlherhDoci of Electrical Workers AFL voted 184 to 2 to return lo heir jobs and pickets withdrew vom the two plants of the Kansas ity Power and Light company Final settlement came after company officials agreed to per mit eight workers accused of sabotage during the walkout lo return on Ihe same basis as other employes The eight are charged with ma licious destruction of property be cause of their part in the unher alded shutdown which plunged j the city in paralyzing darkness The strike was called Tuesday midnight after the defense media tion board referred back to the national labor relations board and Die U s circuit court of ap peals a dispute between the I B E W and the Independent Union of Utility Employes over which should represent 200 overhead workers and a dozen employes in Ihe steam department The union will follow he re quest of the mediation beard 1 B E W President Fred Riddel said early Friday that the men return to work while an investi gation of the dispute is made and cases pending before the NLRS and the U S court ot appeals are expedited ment of aericullurc told 400 midwest agricultural agents the campaign to increase he na 1 ions food output would be car ried into the farm home by a questionnaire to be filled out by 7000009 farm families County USDA defense boards usc Persuasion to swing I cooperate millee its policy making body added CHURCH LEADER DIES HUDSON N Y Rev J Harvey Murphy 59 who in 133g became the tenth president of the general synod of the Reformed Church in America died Friday recommend meats and formula for the fivcdavol Tpup n uK e o others rights Here they are at six ing heartfly h 1 at the homo nf their together a feeding from each STASSEN AT WATERLOO WATERLOO Harold E Stasscn of Minnesota ts sched uled as the principal speaker be fore the annual Junior Chamber of Commerce employers banquet Friday night the farmers production plans to meet defense needs Harrow outlined the program as follows Food goals for each stale were drawn up by federal authorities this week The specific increases rtlla dairy products and certain reduc tions in crops like wheat and cot ton In Minnesota for example the principal goals included an in crease of B8H million pounds of milk ID million dozen eggs and 81 million pounds of beet and veal cattle The state was asked to re duce its wheat by 100000 acres A Minnesota defense council organized by the department of agriculture will break down Ihe slate quotas by counties tht countv defense commit tees then will carry cut the farmtofarm canvass The plan sheet which each farmer is asked to fill out is simi lar to the previous AAA question naires on wheat and corn acreage but this time covert the acreage of every crop the breeding of all animals or fowl and the produc tion of milk It represent the farmer work plans for 1942 County defense boards will at tempt to show Ihe farmer he can with Ihe government at no loss to himself by changing for example some wheat land to fodder There arc no penalties involved patriotism and profits arc Ihe only appeals Since lie principal lendlease requirement is for more meat and milk and since animals cannot be bred so quickly he agenls will stress better feeding An extra pint of milk each dar from every would meet the dairy needs of the defense program Darrow said County defense boards will stress lhat this extra pint can be gained by special feeding though Ihe last Pint of milk may cosl a little more More pork and ejffs like wise will come from better feed By Dec 1 the county defense boards will report how much ex tra food their farmers have agreed to produce The state councils will forward their figures to Washing ton and the government will lotal up its expected 1942 production for America and the enemies of the axs The Chicago farm conference second of four regional meetings sponsored by the department of agriculture included delegates from Illinois Indiana Ohio Mich igan Minnesota he Iowa Nebraska Mis souri and Kansas encc of Ihe rivers The German storm troopers said the forced their way througii the into he city where they planted the nai war bannei1 above the ancient Kiev ciladel The communique did not make clear whether Ihe entire oily of Kiev now was in Ger man hands but it seemed likely lhat if it had not been mopped up il soon would be It appeared Ihe Russian forces defending Kiev were com pelled lo make n hasty exit from Kiev due Co tire slashing advances of German troops both north and soulh of Ihe city which are said by Berlin to liive created a new trap of encirclement which ex lercls all Ihe way from Kiev to within 75 miles of Kharkov The German successes in Ihe Urainn were so an nounced by it ap peared that the southern Russian army of Marshal Semyon Buden 1 ny was faced with a major trophe win un main j Irinti 1 hey had one steel fineer of the trap nf encirclement reaching rnst lo within striking distance ot the huge steel industries of Slalinr in the Donets basin Another thrust had captured Poltava 75 miles southwest of Kharkov An other was across the Desna and beyond Konotop northeast of Kiev That the basis of German claims Russian resistance In the Ukraine was crumbling at a rale which would soon force Ihe Soviets back lo a defense of the Don river line and place their backs to Ihe Caucasus barring a nari thrust toward the Bafeu and Batum oil in the north Leningrad was with under ever increasing r w nazi forces pounding at all ap proaches of the city If seemed that the Germans now have withj hcir Erasp or as their immediate objectives possibly Sn per of ihe soviet heavy war industries a percentage which will make the replacement of red army losses in Bunstanks planer and war material a critical prob lem Th from ht Ukraine also depressed the Lon don stock exchange sharply off 3600000 about in market valuation of government bonds alnne Importance of the German push into the Ukraine was illustrated by Londons anxiety over whether the eastern defenses could be sta bilized in front of Ihe Donets in dustrial basin and the Caucasus oil pipe line until winter and fnr cipn aid offset the punch nf the invaders V Hiller obviously was thrmvinz vnythinc jntn lhr Ukraine drive and appeared lo bn attempting to Set a central front offensive tlnHor way again although the Russian ;