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VOL. LXXI, No. 92WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1943
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
Tokyo Bombers Executed By Japanese
iiy Paul Hallos J#
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WASHINGTON — THE GOVERNMENT seem to be disagreeing with
itself about our food prospects.
f igure! in the office cf war information disagree somewhat with the agin alture department, and even among them' elves as to whether the picture is black or dark brown or whether 3, 6 or 8 percent represents th* proper »st innate Of production increases or cis clines.
Outride the muddied government. th* re are farm experts from whom a less confusing picture may be obtained Obviously it is nonsense for anyone at spring planting time to try to reduce crop expectations to 'dimly valving percentage Too much depends on Hie weather. Tile crops will vary lo to 20 percent on that one factor alone
But cigar enough is the fact that the tim'* for panicky expectations has pa; »d The outlook has changed completely in the past three weeks
Developments in victory garden.1 farm labor spimg planting and machine!) Justify a sound expectation that given normal weather—we will harvest about the same amount of Hod as iast year or a little less. A warm, moist spring, and we will do (ven better than that.
The country has been frightened into action Arrangements have just
Changes In Rural Routes On May 1st
One Route Eliminated In The Shifts
They’ll Do It Every Time - -
A shifting in the Mi. Pleasant rural routes with the complete elimination of one of the routes becomes effective on May I The change is in keeping with the federal program to eliminate a route, if possible, when a carrier retires or dies. The shifts here follow the death of Henrv Wahlborg, carrier on route five for .several years.
The changes affect length and patrons served on all of the routes except route 6, which will remain the same as at present trily it will become Route Number 5. There will be no route 6 in the future.
The principal changes are as follows:
Route I—Isaac * Van Tuyl, carrier Takes on additional mileage now on number S from near the former Woods farm, IO miles southeast of Mt Pleasant and proceeds westward on tl/» river road to the pavement, thane? southward acre ss the river and east
back to Boylston resuming present’ -
route Leses a loop in Pleasant Lawn Democrats and Republicans In vicinity to route 2. New mileage 55 13; old mileage 52 65
Crashes on Walk
Workers Escape Injury In An Unusual Incident
I arsons, who have stood at the fr.nt A the Centi a1 St tes Insurance bullring and Cf riverbed there while enjO)-t mg the warm sunshine, should thank heir horseshoe, rabbit’s foot or lucky ( .'tar that they were not at on? spot n front of the building shoitlv before neon today. ,
A heavy limestone block out of the cc mice some fifteen feet above the! id walk suddenly broke loose from its maHs and crashed to the sidewalk w.th a heavy thud breskng the stone into several pieces.
Workmen who had been repointing the brick and stone work of the building, had reseated the stone and had removed the support from under it only a short time before it let go. Had any of the workmen, who w.ere nearby, or anyone else been under it, the results w'ould undoubtedly have been tragic.
Some of Fliers of Doolittle’s Raid Captured
Number and Identity Not Revealed
Compromise Tax Program Drawn
Two Presidents ^es Moines To Go
Pledge Close 0n 48-Hour Week Collaboration
Dr. Samuel Weir, Former Dean, Dies
Should Anticipate Action In 60 to 90 Days
Washington. D C (INS) President Roosevelt today announced *haf Japan h^s executed some of the captured American fliers wh: partic.pated in the Doolittle raid on Tokyo a year ago.
The number executed and their identity was not known. The war department in Its recent statement describing the raid on Tokyo said it was presumed that the Jap ue.e had raptured eight American fliers.
1 The pres dent said that the American government had learned that all the captured fliers were sentenced to death. Some were executed and others apparently have their death sentences ccmmunteri.
I President Rec evelt described as “barbarous” the execution of the gallant American fliers who fell into Japanese hands alter carrying out their mission over Tokyo.
TOKYO RAIDERS “SUPER-HEROES”
Route 2~A L. Shuey. carrier Takes
I Word has been received of the death of Dr. Samuel Weir of Tacoma, Wash.,
which occurred Saturday. April 17. Dr. --
Weir is survived by his wife and three Left Hornet IO Hours Ahead of children.
bren completed to bring possibly 6.000 mileage from Route I from near Pleas Behamar info Florida, and perhaps ant Lawn making a loop and returning
60,boo Mexicans into California and the mid-wes’ to relieve the labor
shortage. These are skilled farm laborers, not the roustabouts and barflies that this government’s FSA dug up in Mf Hico rn small quantities last year.
No one seems to want the concentrated Japs except Mr Ickes, and some ■f the open space farmers in the far west It is clear now they .should have been left or. (heir small farms in California and along the coast where they
to the point of starting to resume present route New mileage 60.56. Old mileage 48 IO
Washington. D. C. 'INS) - Democratic and republican fiscal expert4 in accord for the first time in three months today were to submit <> compromise tax program to house leaders
President Roosevelt Confers With President of Mexico
Route S-«d Yocum, carrier. Takes cancelling 43 ; of the 1942 tax burden loop northeast of Rome from Route 4. the additional proviso that in-
Loses .section directly west of Mt. come levies will Pleasant and west. of Hanna place. <reasef* this year.
New mileage 60 IO Old mileage 48.35 1 compromise
not be further in-worked out
Route 4—Walter Spry, carrier. Takes ni«ht ** ,hree ranking democrats and remainder of Route 5 south and west 8 number of GOP number of the of Mf Pleasant towards Salem; also an^ meins commi 'tee. will (
section directly west of Mt Pleasant. 8iven 10 Speaker Rayburn majority Loses loop northeast of Rome. New leader McCormack and min r Fari-
Gn Board President Roosevelt's Special Train (INS)—President Camacho of Mexico returned the visit of state paid by President Roosevelt in Monter-I rev, Mexico, today, traveling to the led I United States aboard Mr. Roosevelt’s
train to continue c:nversations on
matters pertaining to prosecution of j regional director of the war man-power the war.
Des Moines, Iowa (INS)—Des Mein- He served as clean of Iowa Wesleyan es employers were told by the war for several years and in the 1918-1919 mar.-power commission todav that period between the presidencies of they need not put their operations on president Schell and President U. S. a 48 hours week immediately but mat Smith served as acting president of they should anticipate being required the college.
to do so possibly within 60 to 80 days. | -----
The report followed the reclassification of Des Moines into the group one status
Frahk M. Rarig. Jr., of Minneapolis.
SALEM CAR UPSETS; WOMEN SLIGHTLY HURT
Washington. D. C. 'INS)—The 80 gallant United States airmen who car. ried out the spectacular and successful raid on Japan a year ago were raised I today to the r ink of “super-heroes” by disclosure that, they deliberately took off from the Atlantic aircraft carrier H:rnet IO hours ahead of schedule knowing that they would run out of
w* te producing .something and where mileage 59JO Old mileage 43 10.
er Martin in a special conference
Route 5—S. F. Shockley, carrier. Ail scheduled for today. of present route 6 Mileage 57.15.
their machinery is now piled high and largely unused—and made to work there under full police protection to tile community.
But strangely enough, American farmers are now returning from high-pa d war industries to spring planting
in unexpected numbers One Iowa ar- _
■ nal reported 16 gone back to farm- Burlington, Iowa (INS*—The Uniting one day last week. IO men the next ^ g(ates js neither too little nor too
Big Layoffs Coming At Ordnance Plant
Washington. D C. - (INB* A tax Compromise worked out by l inking members cf the house ways and means committee came~o naught todav when legislative leaders to whom toe proposal was submitted wert tine bl • to reach an accord.
Apparently, these men merely left the farm for the winter and always Ii tended to go back when there wa* work to be done.
Estimates of livestock on hand Justly expectations of somewhat normal production. Poultry production has been expanded more than 70 percent.
While many cattle have been slaugh-leied, they were for the most part deficient milk producers. Sold dairy herds are mostly in the hands of other farmers.
So many lugs were bred last fall that many authorities suspected there were too many to be fed.
No reports of restricted spring planting on a national scale are suggested In statistics. Feed knd fer-
* ty war boards of southeastern iowa
late with its production of war materials. This was a conclusion reached today after the war department had ordered curtailment of production and lay oft of workers at the Burlington ordnance plant.
Several hundred workers, both men and women, will have their employment terminated soon, probably within two weeks, it was announced.
Efficient production was given as the reason making the curtailment possible
Three Appear For Overloading Trucks
WAR BOARDS OF AREA MEET AT BRAZELTON
Twenty-five representatives cf coun-
tilizers are short, but farmers are co
operating among themselves on machinery and gasoline.
Above all, the average citizen ha* been so thoroughly awakened to the danger that victory gardens are being planted en .an unbelievable scale. Vacant lots next door to city apartment houses are being utilized. Seed stores are sold out. Even golf clubs around here are donating small plots to neighbors.
Obviously, this production—which no government official has estimated oi can estimate—will not only relieve a considerable part of the summer demand, but will cut down on transportation burdens, and provide much canning for winter.
Certainly here is more proof of the never-ending truth that the American people, when aroused, can function on their own initiative without government help or direction, to acccm-1 plish miracles. ]| •
Against this set of favorable circumstances. however, is the unestimated and inestimable factor of weather.
The late spring cold wave froze some vegetable plantings and friuts in the south and caused pessimistic rumors that the apple and fruit crop in Mary
counties were present at the Brazelton hotel here this morning. Information was given regarding the work of the boards by William Ogden, manager Quad Cities district war production board, Davenport.
Overloading of trucks brought three men into the court of Justice of the Peace G A. Hallowell this week.
Roscoe McCurdy, Gibson. la., was fined $30 and costs for overloading in excess of his license; Wilmer Walsh, also of Gibson, was fined $50 and costs on a similar charge. Under the arrangement usually followed in Iowa, the truckers are given opportunity to increase their license to meet the load requirement and the fine is cancelled.
Joe Lyon. Mt.. Pleasant, was fined $5 and costs on a similar charge.
Lucille Jordan paid a fine of $2 and costs for driving without an operator’s license.
Muscatine Youths ; “On the Warpath”
Monterrey, Mexico (INS)
, Roosevelt todav expressed hope that ! further conferences would be held with J President Manuel Avila Camacho of Mexico after the two leaders jointly pledged their countries to close collaboration in winning *ne war and Ok peace to follow. ,j
Mr. Roosevelt, who arrived in Mon-' terrry late yesterday after an extensive inspection tour of war activities in the southern United States, held aj dramatic meeting with Camacho which1 .vis climaxed by a joint international! radio address of unity and friendship. •
Speaking at an official banquet of state in this ancient Spanish city high in the mountains of northern Mexico, the leaders of the two sister nations offered their good neighbor policy as a model for the world after the enemies cf democracy are defeated.
Proclaims Solidarity Mcnterrey, Mexico—President Roosevelt and President Avila Camacho on Tuesday proclaimed the solidarity of their two adjoining countries in war gainst their mutual foes in the doctrine of the good neighbor, and in promulgating a peace in which ne group in one country may exploit the resources and people of another.
They spoke at a banquet here a few Giort hours after the first meeting of American and Mexican chief executives in 34 years.
Salem.—Mrs. Philip Gilson and Muss gas.
I commission in a message to the Des- Romona Kimerer, who work at the The dangerous deviation from the Moines office of war information said IOP on the 12 to 8 shift, met with an original revolutionary plan to blast President that regional directors have discretion accident on the highway to Augusta Tokyo with land bused bombers from as to whether the 48 hour week order Satuday morning. a carrier was disclosed by the war de-
as provided for group one areas shall The car, which rolled over twice and partment which said the fliers took be applied. landed across the ditch, was not badly to the air 800 miles instead cf 400
Indications are, he added, that it damaged. Mrs. Gilson was taken to miles from Japan, because they feared may be necessary to apply the 48 hour the field hospital where ^several stitch- they had been detected.
week order in from 60 to 90 days.
15 More Smashing Raids on Kiska
es were taken in her nose. der was bruised.
BIG SALEM TOWNSHIP
FARM IS SOLD
In the group was a 21 year old Iowa boy. Corp Lei md B Factor of Plymouth. Iowa. He lost his life in. the raid His body was found in the mountains in China, his parachute open. The war department said he may have suffered a "secondary fall.**
Washington, D C. (INS)—A new
P J. Hurley & Son today report the sale of the 368 acre farm belonging to record breaking series of 15 smashing The Penn Mutual Insurance company dawfi 4o dusk United States air attacks and located 5 miles northwest of Sa- Occupies En!Idaville on Kiska. was announced today by the iem on the Salem and Fairfield grav-navy. cled road, to Mr. A F. Glanzinan of
It was reported that American air- this city. Mr. Glanzman gets posses-, men in the Solomons blasted two Ja-,sj0n 0f this farm March 1st, 1944 I panese cargo ships and struck at the, —
important enemy base at K.eta FORMER SALEM WOMAN
The assaults on Kiska boostr*1 to ^
DEAD AT HEDRICK
east. ! -
A three-inch snow fall recently in Muscatine, Iowa (INS) Muscatine Illinois has created seine doubt abou£ youths were “on the warpath t day’’ early oats. The arid regions of the against slot and pinball machines fol-Dakotas, however, have exceptional lowing unauthorized raids last night subsoil moisture conditions which in which 150 boys reportedly ,eized make then* wheat prospects hopeful. seven slot machines and one pinball But the weather of the next 60 days device, will determine the extent of the yield. Officials said the youths were act-and the extent cf the food pinch in ing in protest^agaiust being luled out percentages which cannot be guessed of billiard parlors • now. All in all, the late spring is not Today the filths asserted they conducive to expectations of bumper would continue their “clean up cam-yields. and has shortened the growing pGgn” unless Muscatine officials in-season. stitute acticn against pinball and slot
No housewife, however, needs to live machine operators. in fear of the day of going to the —__
market and finding the shelves bare. RUML JQ Sp£AK AJ
105 the number cf separate attacks so far this month against this Japa nese held island on which the enemy is rushing a new airfield to completion.
Wm. Owen Case To Des Moines Court
Salem —Mrs. Nellie Mogel, former resident of Salem, died at her home i in Hedrick about noon Tuesday.
! She is survived by her husband. C. A. Mogel, of Hedrick.
Funeial service will be held at Hedrick on Thursday at ll o'clock. Burial will be in Salem cemetery.
Allied Headquarters in North Afro** (INFI—-Britain’.s little seasoned 8th army has smashed through along the Tunisian east coast tront to occupy Enfidaville and today was further credited with ripping apart four furious but futile counter attacks by Marshall Erwin Rommel.
At the s me time, the British 1st aij^iy rode rough-shod over limited enemy opposition and seized the town cf Smidia approximately three miles CCI th of M djez El Bab and only 27 rn.les from Tunis
Hearing in the case of William Owen accused of failure to report under the Selective Service was transferred from the federal court at Keokuk Tuesday the two neighbor to the federal court In Des Moines.
SURGICAL DRESSING ROOM TO CLOSE BRIEFLY
Allied Headquarters in North Africa • INS'- The British 8th army tonight seized the important Duebel Garci heights in furious lighting after driving Marshal Erwin Rommel's desperate resisting Afrika korps from the coastal
Each mentioned the brotherhood of ___
arms achieved by the two neighbor to the federal court In Des Moines.1 DUe to Good Friday services in the strong point ct Enlidaville. IO miles to
nations in a conflict to crush the Owen's attorney was ill Tuesday and local churches. Friday afternoon, the eas'
Axis powers a conflict which Mr. the case was thus delayed. The case surgical dressing room will not be
Roosevelt once again promised would was before the federal grand jury at open until 3 p. rn. Violent Fighting
i d only in “unconditional surrender.” Keokuk. I - — * U/ i faiira*!!*
Praise Policy Frank Abraham, chairman of (he CONFUSION IN USE OF Moscow, Russia —(INS)— Violent
AIR RAID SIGNALS fighting raged today in the Kuban
__area of the west Caucasus is Nazi'
i ins ) Confusion tank and infantry forces counter-at-
first use of new tacked repeatedly against Sowet troops
in an effort to retain their Caucasian bridgehead
She must continue great care In the use of foods and in the avoidance of
waste. The victory garden must be -
hoed to the fullest, ! Cedar Rapids. Iowa. GNS)—Btards-
But weather willing, there will be ley Rum), son of Dr. and Mrs. Went-enough food to go around—a fact for zle Ruml. prominent in American life which the American people, who acted because of his pay-as-you-go’ plan,;
Each gave unstinting praise to the Henry County Selective Service board, good neighbor policy, apparently pro- and Mrs. Harold Spray, secretary, were jecting it into the future as a possi- called to Keokuk Tuesday in conner-:ile foundation on which permanent Hon with the case,
world concord might be built. 1 “
There was no definite hint in the Wf\TICY f1 AP C addresses, which were broadcast, as to 11* I U Ur
whit snecific matters cf state tile two IF YOU WANT CADETS
chief executives had been discussing _
in the hours since Mr Roosevelt ar- Anyone desiring to invite some of
lived by special train from Texan late the pre-cadets at Iowa Wesleyan t
in the day.
The American president had told reporters, however, that they would consider many things, among them the future of Mexico and the United States.
Iowa City. Iowa. resulting from the air raid warning signals caused a practice black-out held at Iowa City last- night from 10:00 to 10:25 p. rn., to be termed “only fairly successful," by civilian defense officials.
Sunday dinner should call the Cham- Woerdeman and Besser
ber of commerce office by five o'clock Wedding on Saturday, May I Friday afternoon.
To Report To Marines
Triple Bombardment of German Cities
j London, England (INS)—RAF squad-
icas ©e*«brated Hitler's birthday last night in a gigantic triple bombard-i ment of the German cities of Berlin, “ettin and Rostock, the ait ministry enounced today.
Gordon Carstensen, son of Rev. M
I Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Woerdeman of Houghton announce the approaching marriage of their youngest dough * j The devastating assault;; constituted ter. Geneva Margaret, to Norbert D.; enc of the rn*st active nights in the
Marriage License Issued c %iarstensen, received his can today
Besser, son of Mrs. Anna Sesser, ol
A marriage license was issued at the to report for training in the marine j Harper, la. The wedding will taro
land "and upper New York Sa a Ie will' largely under their own initiative in will be the Coe College commencement courthouse today to Russell W. Witt- corps on May 6th. He will go to Parris, place at St John’s church at Hough-
be severely damaged Certainly plant-1 a dangerous emergency, should take a speaker June 7th, it was announced mer, 21, Mt. Pleasant, and Elizabeth E. Island, South Carolina, for officers)top un Saturday morning. Ma* Isl at
ing has been delayed throughout the bow. today. , Dewitt. SC. West Burlington. reserve training.
history ol the RAF.
A ii<»batie force of anre than Wk) bombers was in operation over the Reich it appeared r, nee the announced Lr';es v ere 31 ’combers