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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - April 9, 1943, Mount Pleasant, IowaVALID RATION STAMPS Mch. 16-May 31 f i Pi rum min) » Sugar 12 (Each stamp, Five pounds) Coffee 26 - Mar. 22-Apr. 25 (Each stamp, I pound) IHE MT PLEASANT NEWS VALID RATION STAMPS Fuel Oil 4 - - - Until Apr. 12 Fuel Oil 5 - - - Until Sept. 36 (Fach stamp, ll gallons) Gasoline 5 - Mar. 22-May 21 VOL. LXXL No. S3FRIDAY, APR. 9, 1943 MT. PLEASANT, IOWA News V Start Enforcing President’s Freeze Order THE By Paul Malign 3^ i (Distributed by King Feature* 8yn-j in r»u inc Reproduction In Full or ii Part Strictly Prohibited.) British Army Pounds Ahead Continue Pushing Axis Northward They’ll Do It Every Time — His rn* hiding th Iv as a da agit' ult un* fit or leade) against the back to th< straight-out th* bill sh majority ov But the that ir t get hts way. or preferred way, I. fide fitly assume th** white house ideo! would Ilk1 of t his Banishes other an ti-tnfl a i th' threat of I ti Ider; "i Na ’ WASHINGTON — MR. ROOSE- VI l/I hi won hi greatest victory ver    the farm bloc- but at a price that was not officially posted He    succeeded in turning back the Bankhead bill, delaying the Pace bill, and quieting the rampant farm lobbyists.    but    the senate allowed him to do    it    in such a way that if he weak ens in his fight against inflation on other fronts *the John L Lewis miner--wage front, particularly) these bills can ail be called back and passed over his veto, did not like this idea of Bankhead bill indefinite-loclean sword In the senate committee Democratic r Barkley worked ardently motion to .‘.end the bill committee. He wanted a vote on whether or not lid pass by a two-thirds the veto. oils showed in ad val ce Barkley cr her the pr use it may be Conway acting for irally. the presto feel entirely free d threat, to deal on ionary fronts without lure farm trouble. THE FARM BI AK found out early that it w'.uid lose. Its poll showed it six votes short of the necessary two-third.' vote to pass the bill over the presidential veto under the most fav-' rable circumstances possible. Meanwhile. democratic Senator By id, of Virginia, had assumed inner leadership for the course which the enate utlmately followed. Hr started to work en the proposition of ending th*- bill to the committee This drew away from the bloc such an in voter ate farm supporter as Bennett Clark of Missouri who never before failed to support a farm measure The reasonableness of this attitude was clearly stated by republican Senator Vandenberg. The president, he argued, had sent a strong message aying flatly he could not stop inf lair n if the Bankhead bill were passed over his veto. TIII. PRESIDENT thus assumed the r*\sj>onsibil3 v for .stopping inflation If the senate passed the measure, it would take such responsibility away. Mr. Roosevelt, therefore, should be tak*n at hts word, should be allowed to try. The inference, which no one m*de plain, was that if the president fails in dealing with Lewis, or by allowing th** OPA tc inch prices up higher and higher, the situation will be entirely different. The senate then would be    _ abl* to diaw the bill back from the    Local residents    are    again    reminded committee and rally two-third* ma-    t0 place their    tin cans    for    the sailorly for it or something stronger,    v gf, collection    on the    front    lawns even the Pace bill.    Saturday    morning    so    they    may    be The white bouse victory thus real-    picked up by the    John Wilson    trucks, ly only gave FOR a chance to have    y scout'- will    assist    with the    collec- He BORNS OM ABOUT WOMEN DOINO MEN’S WORK IN THE WAR EFFORT— Allied Headquarters in North Africa UNS) With almost 10,000 axis prune! already iii its hands, the British 8th army pounded northward <1* ta- the Tunisian coastal road to-* tv while Anglo-American forces east of Maknassy drove .steadily ahead against diminishing opposition. Ii:» British I t army in the fat north made new gains as well, occupying “important tactical positions” en the road to Tunis and Bi/.erte. An official communique from the la adquartcrs of General Dwight D Elsenhower disclosed that almost an entire division of axes troops have I a 11» n into the hands of the 8th fenny. “The t tai of prisoners captured inc* the battle for the Wadi Akarit is now over 9,500 err the 8th army front aion*'.'’ the communique said. (Editor’s No’e The London Evening New .aid it wa believed the 8th army now approaching Mahares. a coastal town only 20 miles south of Sfax Continue Offensive Against Japanese Washington, D. C. (INS)—Tile navy announced today that despite bad weathci American battlers continued til* sr hi ual offensive against Japa-n< *• po snores in the northern Solo-mon.s with another blow at Kahili in the Sh*n land Island area but that results •**:* not observed. I hi navy at th" same time corrected a pf violist cc mmumque by stating that 31 in .lead of 37 Japanese planes fin* were bestrewed in the Guadalcanal aiea when the enemy armada of 98 air raft attacked United States shipping Flag Ceremony Postponed a Week TI e flag presentation and parade ch* duled for this afternoon at the; par de at Iowa Wesleyan has been postponed a werk because of the un- I favorable washer. The event will rak*‘ place on Friday afternoon of next week at five o’cl ck The Legion Auxiliary will present a flag the ore-cadets will participate and the Iowa Wesleyan band will play. ( WAAG S’ WAVES! J LADV MARINES^ ( BAM! EV/EN LADV > RIVETERS I WHAT < ( GOOD ARE TH Ey? ' A WOMAN'S PLACE J 3ut who DOES THE HEALY WORK AROUND HIS HOUSE V Ask wifev, SHE KNOWS- NOW DONT TIRE YOURSELF OUT, DEAR '"THE FRONT HAS TO BE DONE VET. ID BE GLAD TO HELPjF IT WASN'T FOR House Fables Senate School Bill Votes To Continue Study Of School Laws Des Moines, Ir.wa <INSi—The 50fh general assembly speeding up its vork attempting to reach final ad-uj (Blent today killed an portions of he school revision bills with the house refusing to accept senate compromised . roposals. The house tabled Iry a vote of 46 to 3' the sen He bill providing $75C,COO a err appropriation for an equalization fund for the school districts. This acle.. kdled the bill. Nearly All Wages, Prices Are Affected Sweeping Order To Stop Inflation Oats Sowing Nearly Finished KEW committees Fire Damages OF CITY COUNCIL Many farmers Have Good Star! on Spring Flowing nun i in o Ten days of favorable Heniv county farm* r a sow* oats and make a goo spring plowing for corn. Oat* held up a week by weather con land wet soil was rushed when t dried and nearly all farm**: have fin , Kirn Csbhd sowing. I Sanity rr:Many did not hah aft*-: finis ding I Mye is. Awith the oats, bm attached plowHarm: tractors and Immediately b* b an j )low I tv iii I, Mlng. The ground has been wor king | i I Hr CHS? and \ onicely and now many fai mers find themselves ahead of cli* •dule with I _ Tlic following arc the new commit-ol the Mf Pleasant City Council: ( I,mm. Ordinances, Printing: Ackerman. King, Myers. Vt i\'. Means. Finance: Smith, O’Connor, Myers. Struts and Alleys: O’Connor, Case, Ackerman. Publii Works: Ackerman. Case, King. I'ub’ir (.rounds. Buildings and Parks: J. R. Scarll House spooler Resigns To Fight Farm Bureau Blaze Evidently Started From An Oil Heater their farm work Thursday night's .shower were beneficial and even more rain Ls needed to give pastures ani meadows a good start. Grant Sugar For Canning Purposes Get Out Salvage Tin Cans Saturday Washington, D. C The office of price administration Thursday decided to make sugar available to horn*' f anners again this year, without ration coupon penalties, after arranging for an extra 200.000 tons of sugar to be imported from Cuba. Corwin's Appointment Approved By Senate - I Evidently starting from an oil burner, fire damaged the interior of th** John R Scarf! horn*1 at South Jefferson and Green streets here this afternoon. ! Mr Scarf! had lighted the oil heater before he went to the barn about 1:15. A few* minutes later he noticed the i smoke rolling out and went bark to the J house but could not get into the room where the fire centered. Firemen saved the house from destruction He resided in the room, the interior of which was badly charred and scorched by the fire. The remainder of the house Is occupied by the I T. Mer-I tes family. De:    Moines,    Iowa I Ic .senator Elmer -(INS*—Former P Corwin of Fruitland today was slated to succeed J tm P Clarkson as Iowa industrial cc mmissioner. Corwin - appointment by Governor 3. B. Hickenloaper was confirmed by rhe Iowa senate late yesterday. Senate Votes Fund For School Aid Des Moines.—The eleventh hour three-point program pf legislation to A farmer and melon grower, Cor- i equalize school costs in 1.869 Iowa distil. a republican, served two terms J Wets was approved by the senate after ii the low i senate prior to 1941. He* is 60 years old. His appointment is cr a six year term at a salary of >3,450 a year. DOG BITE RAISED QUITE A FUSS his wav if he can. BLISTERING TELEGRAMS, newspaper editorials, and telephone calls from back home have made the house rather sick at heart — and sore in other places — after its own action in .shunting the Ruml plan and all pay-as-you-go tax legislation back into the deep well of the house ways and means committee. tion, Cans should be clean and flattened before they are turned in. MRS. ISAAC TURNER DIES AT MALCOLM Word was received this morning of the death of Mrs. Isaac Turner, which occurred at 3 o’clock tins morning at No one seems satisfied, least of all ylp home of her son, George Mickey, th*1 congressmen involved. Some republican legislators are complaining that it was bad strategy not ta pass some sort of a bill, because the senate would then have adopted the Ruml at Malcolm, la. Mrs. Turner formerly lived here. Surviving are two sons, George of Malcolm and William of Illinois. Chas Gawthrop of Mt. Pleasant and Walter NEW FLOOR OVERNIGHT plan, and, after that action, the house Gawthrop of Fairfield are grandsons might have accepted it. This Is a | The body will be brought to Mt matter of debate, however, as some pleasant. Funeral service will be at senate leaders say a modified Ruml (the First Baptist church Sunday at 2 plan could have been put through, p, m. while others disagree.    }    --- arc"HERSHEV mcHEN solved nothing, The treasury wanted a 20 percent withholding tax on salaries or the 19 percent “forgiveness.” A new concrete floor was poured in High paid war workers are moving the kitchen of the Hershey Barracks around every few months and income at Iowa Wesleyan Thursday night. C taxes cannot catch them, but a with- K. Schantz and a crew of workmen holding tax would. Also, there is a began the work late Thursday and (hance that Germany m&ht collapse continued through the night until thf suddenly and upset    war    employment    job was finished about    nine o’clock to the point where    war    taxes would    this morning. never be paid.    A    false    floor    was    placed over the But, despite all    this    disappointed    concrete so the kitchen    can be    used reaction on both sides,    no one yet    while the concrete is hardening seems to have a constructive idea as Special menus were planned so tha to what to do now. All are still the pre-cadets could bo served while thinking it over. the repair work was being done. Washington, D. C. (INS)—America's wartime economy moved toward compete regimentation today as federal agencies swiftly began to carry out President Roosevelt’s “hold the line” executive order which “directed” a vir-The house also refused by a vote tual freezing of all wages, salaries and of 57 to 37 to suspend its rules and prices. ake up constitutional amendment to 1 Striking out at the inflation men-prdvide for equalization of state aid ace. the president, in a formal state-to the schools in the future    »    ment accompanying (he order, declar- The house, however, did    pass by a    ed, "I can net    permit    a continuance vote of 90 to 8 the senate    resolution    of the upwards    spiral    of prices. Now continuing the    study    of the    school    we must    stop it. I !W\s    until the    next session.    Mean- \ In his    sweeping order ta all    of the time,    sneaker    of the house    Henry    agencies    controlling the civilian    econo- Burma announced appointment of the my, President Roosevelt: two democratic members    from the    I. Directed    price    administrator lower chamber on    the    legislative in-    Prentiss M Brown    and food czar terim committee    Those named were    Cheater C. Davis, “to    take immediate Rep, William Tatum of Logan, and    steps to pin e    ceiling    prices on all John Knippling    of    Elma.    commodities affecting the cost of liv ing." This the president said, meant that “no future price    increases are to be sanctioned unless imperatively required by law." 2 Directed the War Libor Board --and the    commission of internal rev- Action Follows    His    Suspension    enue “to authorize no    further increase ..    .    . .    in wages or salaries    except if thev from    AAA    Post    conform    with the "little Steer    form- __ula which permits a maximum wage Washington, D. C. — Harry N. en salary increases of 15% above pay Schooler, AAA director for the north being received on January I. 1941. cf ntral rogion. Thursday    resigned    3. Instructed war man-power com- from the department of agriculture mission chairman McNutt to regulate and announced he’ll take to the plat- job switching by individuals in order form and radio to charge the Farm to prevent anyone from evading the Bureau Federation with sabotaging wage ceiling bv becoming employed ford production.    “at a wage or salary higher than they Si hooler’s resignation followed his received" in their last employment, suspension from his AAA post on or- unless the change of employment ders of Chester C. DavLs, newly ap- would aid in the effective prosecution pointed administrator of food produc- cf the war. lien and distribution. Davis suspend- I Directed all federal, state or lord him pending out-come of a con- cal agencies dealing with rate making gressional investigation of charges for public utilities, railroad and touch that Schooler had started a campaign lines to act “so that rate increases to influence legislation.    ,    will    be disapproved and nte reductions The north central AAA directer an- effected.” nounced his resignation at a press    ______ conference at which he bluntly accused the Farm Bureau Federation and Non-War Civilian with-ar8rlCUltUra* ex,ensi0n 5 rv!c’ Jobs Included 1. Conducting a food shortage Washingtrn, D C (INS'—-Bernard scare campaign which caused food L. Gavit, general counsel of the war hoarding and the    black    market,    man-power commission indicated today 2. Loading a report of county ag- that Fhesident Roosevelt’s order preemies on 1913 f:od production pros- ventmg “job .switching” to obtain high-pects, to make it appear the country er wages covers non-war civilian em-taces decreased production, when in ployment as well as direct war jobs, fact production will Increase,    I    Although    the    WMC's    regulations    im- 3. Using a scare campaign, and ob- plementing the president’s decree will struction of the agricultural program not be ready for several davs, Gavit in congress, to force subordination of expressed the “off-hand" belief that elected AAA committeemen ta county it covers all employment. gents and the Farm Bureau.    i    --------- a bitter fight Thursday The battle, into which Gov Bourke B. Hickenlooper and his United States senatorial ambitions for 1944 were inserted, was waged around the bill to appropriate $750,000 a year of state funds to do the equalizing. The bill passed by vote of 32 to 15 and went to the house, which delayed action on it until today.    j This was the central structure of a program Of feeling out what the stat?] can do constitutionally to equalize    MO%uwliau .school costs; appropriate the money; lf llcinC IS f OfCed Ceiling Prices concurrently initiate a constitutional    ® amendment, to obviate objections, if it is found invalid; and defer the main job of revising the school code until 1945. To Establish Down, Report It RIVER CREST MOVES NEARER COUNCIL BLUFFS Council Bluffs, Iowa — (INS)—The arest of the Missouri river flood expected to exceed anything on record noved slowly but surely down stream In Washington, D C. (INS)—President Roosevelt and    economic    stabilization 'director James    F Byrnes    disclosed to- answer to »n inquiry from ? riay that lhf 0f(lcp ;{ prj„. admmis_ farmer near Mf Pleasant regarding tIatloR «.m cnmpletf probably tornor-vho should be called in case a plane row , program fcr Ps,.,bllshlng rf the flight training service for the ciflc dollars aml    celUng    pre.    ; pre-cadets al Iowa Wesleyan should ,,n a„ „cos( of Uving.. commodutes make a forced landing, either of two {de retail level telephone numbers    may    be called,    Both thp president anci    BylWs how_ Capt    C. J    Herbert    pointed out    to day. ever, stressed at a press conference that the ceiling prices will apply only Telephone the barracks, phone 105. when the er noetic stabilization direct- "wards Council Bluffs todav passing 1 (' <h' fl'ing    phone    9230’    t0 give or had determined that the commodity ‘    ,    v    ,    i,    ,7    ,    information    regarding    a    plane    forced    under consideration is a factor in the Sioux City last night and left thous- J down    unae* cm ^aeration is a tactor in the inds of acres of land under water. I Already, the steady rise of the river’s waters had wiped cur many tv aim luun i v/i    j NEW SHIPMENT OF dikes protecting lowlands in Iowa and Nebraska, Numerous families at Riv- YARN RECEIVED cest of livi'.g. At the same time, Fro. ident Roose-\elt cautioned that inflation controls could not achieve the desired results unless all of them were used. erside, Iowa, and Stephens, S:uth Da-1 a new ihipment    of    jiftaki    and    navy kot"1, suburbs of Sioux City, Iowa, yarn has arrived    at    the Red    eros.-' AIRPORT BIDS TOTAL moved temporarily to higher .ground-Irenins. Those wishing to get yam may The flood level reached 19.2 feet J now do so.    NEARLY    2 MILLION at Omaha at 7:30 a, rn. today, after The new quota    is    made    of    turtle temporarily dropping two-tenths of a] neck and slip-on    sweaters,    helmets. OBJECT OF A SEARCH by Army and health authorities for nearly a week. Pvt. Terenlino Searpino, 25, has reported that he was the soldier bitten in Pittsburgh by a rabid dog, but that the animal’s teeth had not pierced the skin. Witnesses had reported the incident and the dog was found to be suffering from rabies, but no one knew who the soldier was until Searpino heard through newspapers and radio broadcasts that he wa3 being sought He is pictured showing the leg which the dog bit to his mother.    (International    Soundphoto) foot to 18.8 yesterday afternoon. M. V. Robins, Omaha mete >1 ologist, explained that the drop was due to lessening of pressure tipstreim where dikes had broken, allowing the river to spread cut/ farther before the great volumes of water piled up. Omaha police at noon today began tvoc list ion cf between 75 and IOO families in the East Omaha area, as the Missouri river continued to ray •’ toward an all-t:me high. muff filers, wristlets and watchcaps. Burlington, Iowa INS)-— Concrete Material Corporation of Cedar Rapids, j Iowa, is the low bidder on asphalt for , the Burlington municipU airport pro-j jeot with a bid of $1,089,558, it was Carroll. Iowa (INS* - Estimates made j[announced t day t'dav placed at $25,000 the damage) Koss Construction Company of Ile caused by a fire at Nockels Clothing Moines was low bidder on concrete $25,900 Fire Damage •tore in Carroll Wednesday night. Tile "OUre stock was destroyed and the bu’I ting was badly damaged Indications were that the fire start-d in the ceiling of the first floor runways with a bid of $802,580 Second low was Central Engineering Company of Davenport, Iowa. with $873,452. The Federal Civil Aerorau i a authorities will let the contracts.

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