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VOL. I,XXI, No. 73SATURDAY, MAR. 27, 1943
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
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By Paul Malign
(Distributed by Kin*? Feature* 8yn-j|< ;<to, inc , Reproduction In Full or ifs Part Strictly Prohibited.)
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'a\c bf «n pelting o many lf t in back heme that the admin** opposition to tie- Ruml like’v to be formal.
< i Rayburn and Floor Leader lark ar» talkin); anything but
re is no ques to follow th means conin ii, they real:
members m ol their
leadership t* ehair-it cannot
Fighting On Outer Smolensk Defenses
Voters Will Decide Contest For Council
They’ll Do It Every l ime —
City Election Monday Draws Interest
Mf. I a
Pleasant voters vt ill decide next lay who will direct the city afft,! the coming two years They'll on whether or not the present council v.ill rem'iIn in office, or lei* a new council a ill take over
it whether p irt of the old council will remain In and part will be succeeded ,v new men
Thr elect an earnest pa rf of bo '.ill be wat local citizei Evidently Dinging by has been e ers when t
ion comes at effort for eh th sides and
the close of ction on the the outcome
M-or. Wi For the c<
borrow a bank.
It woo the man nece.ssari
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taxation by come, as It d pa n son wit
rates vary for anyone
I; as ca. r* ri< Ii n e terrific nmentn sary war taxes e on all. It t as much d OOO .it his hi comparison w i es the |>oor m th his $25 c but it us no to carry.
* I >i obleii ,f hand, Whose in bonds
Ca f I D and Rnbcri
can be vot< Ora Smith elefted Me Le a
•bed wrh great interest
there has been ne mud-eitner - id e ihe campaign an and Mt. Pissant vot-tey go in the booth will r privilege in a democ-f;f picking the men they 'af. the City affairs, with ruling,
mutest for rouncH seats i interest. For the other tie os tiler** are no oppon-anly candidates for these for mayor, H. L. Shook;
C Van Brussel; and for Uiam Rukgaber. tuned positions the candi-ounciln Conove
Iowa Post-War Industries Planned
t> Moi ne1'- Iowa industrialists and bu mess men were meed Friday to use their ingenuity In “s' lushly festering” their own enterprises in a post* war world ai the best means of a mug jig pio pent;, and employimrn.
Eipeak.ng in Des Moines before th1 Iowa committee for economic development. Waiter F Gardner chairman of tic "C.E D.” at Peoria, 111., asserted:
• Every manufacturer had better have . me blue prints f..r new models and designs before his war is over, or he won’t la : long when it is.”
Reproofntative industrial anil commercial leaders of 20 Iowa Cities who attended the meeting at Hotel Fort Des Moines also heard Ralph Bu d,
Red Army Getting Near Important City
British Advancing According To Plan In Tunisia
M rtw. russia —»IN » Russian offensive columns were fighting oday in ta cuter defen cs of Smolensk while Red army forces in the Donets ba; n crushed lepeated German counter attacks.
Soviet spearheads clos ng in on Smolensk from the north were near 'he outskirts of Dukhovshino, 32 miles president of the Burlington railroad north east of Smolensk, and Russian and regional chairman cf the commit- tank forces were reported charging tee in the seven h federal reserve dis- German positions inside Dorogobuzh, trict. Paul G. Hoffman, president of 50 miles east of 'he Nazi winter ba c. the Studebaker Corp., is national These towns have been converted inchairman. to "hedgehog” defense centers by the
The committee, Budd said “was or- Germans. The towns themselves and ganizid to assist commerce and indust- • t’O'mdu 4 suburban areas bristle ry in preparing o make their full con- wjth Nazi pill-boxes and other strong
Increases in the amount paid city city firemen were granted by the city council at the meeting this week The increases were in keeping with the general increases being granted city n at large L V ’ employes.
James O'Connor! The chief of the department. Claude
Zachmeyer Baby Dies
Shirley Zachmeyer Utile one year cid daughter of Mr and Mrs. Tom j Zachmeyer of Lowell, passed away at J the home Friday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held at 2.00 j o’clock Monday afternoon, at the Cookes Funeral Home.
House Votes To Raise Guards Pay
albation to stability and prosperity through high levels of employment and pi duetivity when peace comes.
“The successful prosecution or th5 w'ar is the firs, concern and aramount obligation of commerce and industry.’ he arilled. “Nonetheless the most com-
points which may skew the Russians advance.
Strong Russian defenses on the Belgorod ^>ec or, broke up Gel man attacks and cost me enemy many casualties, said the Soviet noon communique. Red army units crashed into enemy
(only two of whom Taft, is to receive $50 quarterly while*
id elected >; ward I, I the assistant, E, H. Williams is to re-j
Wilson 'one to be ceive $45 and other firemen, $40-
quarterly. Previously all had been1
receiving $30 quarterly.
be . C
I for a J hn
I >; ward 2 G E King, G. E. n 'one to la- elected); ward 3, Aki rtnan. Wilbur Madams 'one clef ted ward 4 ; John E. My* F Tonkin on, (one to be elect-
Fined $1,00(1 In
Iowa ( ar Death
are equal-causes the iff lenity to gh rate of th ins in-in by com-week. 'Die easy burden
will la* open from 8 a. to
laces are as follows: Basement public lib! ary. Legion Hall City hall.
Basement of (ourthouse. board, for the wards
Under these circumstances, th' rank and file of democrats have brok en away from house leadership anc Ha*, burn and McCormack have
et cd J The pol 8 p, rn. not Voting j
tx- Ward I
in- Ward 2-
Ward 3-Ward 4 The elect 1 ii are as follows;
VV rd I -Hat ie Leach and Ina Ob-erman. clerk.' I. D. Conover. Frank Price and Mrs Mildred Young. Judges.
Ward 2—Joe Luberger and Louise Spahr, clerk.--. J. T Scarff. G. E. King and Mrs. O. B Taylor. Judges.
Ward 3— Mrs. A. R Monson and Mrs Edith Shepp, clerks. J. W. Mal-lams, Edw E Rokey and Mrs. J. W. been | Madams, Judges.
Two Prisoners At Ottumwa Escape
Ottumwa. la. (INS»
Fort Madison, Iowa—Pleading guilty to charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident, Clifford Hassman, local real estate man, was sentenced by District Judge J. R. Leary Friday to eight years in prison and was fined $1,000. The sentence was suspended.
The charges grew out of an accident Mar. 15 which caused the death today were seeking two youths who es- of j c shumake, go, and seriously caped from the Wapello county jail at j injured Mis. Fred Alxrtt. 36
Ottumwa last night. J _
The pair. Monty Harrold. 23, of Ot- j tumwa. and Clarence E Van Buskirk.
17. als? of Ottumwa, gained their freedom when a barred door of the jail was left open.
Harrold was held in connection with fraudulent check charges and the Van Buskirk youth was said to be a parole violator.
Accuses Opponents of Ruml Tax Plan
required the • best
to face the they can.
situation to get
Ward 4 Mrs Howard Moore and Mr- Florence £>usenberry, clerks. L. V C se C L. Tonkinson and Mrs. Fred Williams. Judges.
PLANE TURNS OVER
London. England—The Netherlands information service reported Friday that he entire coastal area of Holland for a distance of nearly 15 mhes inland
THE QUESTION of when Jim Farley is going with Die support he has been organizing has been puzzling a number of the higher politicos. Some of tile republicans have been suggesting that he would look good as vice presidential candidate on a ticket with Governor Bricker, cf Ohio, for instance.
So far as anyone around here has
been able to detect. Mr. Farley’s work, ( . ..... ....
has been in was being cleared of inhabitants by the (
I Gi im ans, who were wrecking
who were wrecking thous-’ ands of buildings and erecting coastal
It sa Kl that probably 24,000 houses
Fairfield, la. — A training plane from the Naval Air Base at Ottumwa was slightly damaged when it turned completely over whh«* landing northwest of Fairfield about 5:45 Thursday afternoon. The pilot was uninjured.
The pilot stated this morning that he lest his location while flying yesterday afternoon. The fog in the air made visibility poor. He tested the visibility at several different elevations but could not see any great distance.
He said he spotted a field on the Frank Conn farm about five miles northwest of Fairfield on the Brook-
Washington, D C. (INS*—Accusing opponents of the Ruml tax plan of "demagoguery," Rep. Frank Carlson, i republican of Kansas today charged in the house that the “skeletons of 60 miilionaries being dragged over the trail" while “the ether 44.000.000 taxpayers are hanging to the drift wood and rafts, praying that someone will rescue them from their tax indebtedness.”
Rep. Carlson is the author of a house bill embracing the Ruml plan. Taking the floor as the house began its third day of debate on the administration’s counter proposal to revamp the tax collection system. Carlson contended that tax payers should “not be paying for more dead horses while we art fighting a war.”
Des Moines. Iowa — ’lh*' Iowa house of representatives Friday p ->ed 81 I: 5, and sent to Hie senate a bill to raise the pay of guard- and other employes at the Fort Madison state penitentiary and the Anamosa sty * reformatory.
The pay Increases, ^mounting to $38,000 a year — $22,000 at Fort Madison and $16,000 at Anamosa avn - | age a little more than IO percent.
Spokesmen for the bill said that the employes at the two institutions have been ‘‘underpaid for years no that the penitentiary anti reformatory daily are losing employes to war plants.
“Some of the guards at tile state penitentiary are between OO and 65 years old.” said William Fimmen (Rep., Bloomfield* “and an average man could handle two of them any time, any place, anywhere."
German reserves flowed into the Donets front, north and smith of Kharkov where the enemy L attacking uniter cover of heavy tank and air sup-
Pour Bombs On New Jap Base
MASSED ON BORDER
merce and industry can do now to line,-* and w ped out one company assure returning soldiers and war workers that peacetime jobs will be available is the if as which must be don' if the enterprise and labor are to enjoy a free society.”
.lobs. Not C harity Gardner expressed this same thot in another way, when he said:
“It will bf* bet'er if we can hand a returning soldier a ticket to a $100 job than $100.”
Herbert L. Horton, president of 'he Icwa-Des Moines National bank iii Des Moines, accepted the chairmanship of the Iowa committee* on the assurance of leaders from other cities that will actively work with him.
More Pork, Less Beef Under Quota
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' had been destroyed in The Hague alone Ville road. The pilot attempted to
whatever it has favor of himself.
A coalition with the republicans pre sumrs i, mercer all down the lino offenses »*•*«* an Allied_ invasion.
the anti-Roosevelt democracy
uh< iK! ! ' °Uid m,)l' 0(1 1 ! as the Nazis worked desperately to pro- ! land the plane, a two-wing training
1 lect their fortifications. J plane, to check his location.
I A Tass dispatch from S ockhoim es-, He successfully landed the plane. I tim ated that at least 800,000 Dutchmen but as it taxied across the field it ap-!had been evacuated from their homes patently lilt a soft spot, along the coast. Some of the evacuees:--
is a question, and there are the party with substantial lollowings, including Byrd of Virginia, and the favorite son senators.
The idea may not jell, but it being talked around.
PASTURE RENOVATION IS RECOMMENDED FOR MORE CHEAP FEEDS
TRAINS TO ROLL
Pasture renovation or improvement this spring has been recommended as a quick answer to farmers’ need for
were said to have been sent to camps*
' it Arnhem and then on in to Germany.
; presumably for forced labor. j
j A Paris dispatch broadcast by the1 ■Berlin radio said part of the civilian'
I population of the Atlantic, port pf La Washington, D. C. — The songs of 1 Rochelle was being evacuated to the the calliope will be heard again in the Pi ( ach towns of Rochefort and Fouras. land this year, the government hav--- ling decided that circus trains may
London, England —‘INS*— Spanish troops have been massed along the French border in the Pyrenees mountain passes, and in the south around Gibraltar, the New's Chronical declared today in an undated dispatch.
The News Chronical dispatch said that Generalissimo Fiance was determined to resist either allied or axis military moves which would violate Spanish neutrality.
2000 STRIKING WORKERS RETURN TO THEIR JOBS
Pvt. Clinton Mullenix returned home from Aberdeen Proving Ground for a .short visit with his wife, the former Miss Wilma Jaynes of La Plata, Mo., March 25.
The couple were married March 9, at Kahoka, Mo., when Pvt, Mullenix ’ame back on his first furlough.
Mrs. MuUinix is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Jaynes of La Plata.
Maureen Allen and Pvt, Austin Mul-|lenix of Camp Rcberts, Calif., attended the couple
Chicago, Illinois (INS'—Twc-thous-and striking employes of the Campbell Soup Company returned to work today after a walk out last Thursdav The strike resulting from discharge of several workmen for wearing union buttons, w'as settled by assistant director Samuel Edes of the War Labor board.
i roll once more.
I But the war is still the greatest
ESTATE TO TWO SONS show on earth, and the office of de-
__, fense transportation hedged its per-
Mineola. Long Island 'INS)—Bulk mission Friday with a ringmaster-like of the reputed $50,000,000 estate of announcement that circus train travel .the late J. P. Morgan has been be- will have to be ail aftershow to “all
I queathed to his two sons, it was learn- '-tiler train movements, whether
cd today, fellowing filing of the fin-j freight, passenger or mixed freight
of thou S. Department of Agriculture j anew* wilt in the court ot Surrogate; and passenger movements."
Scil Conservation Service, estimated I Leone D. Howel. ! The official order authorizes
that the carrying capaci’y of Iowa permanent pasture approximately 150.000 animal through renovation.
more cheap feeds arising from " ‘! BULK OF MORGAN
wartime food production program.
County Extension Director. Floyd M Good ell. has received reports irom the Soil Conservation Service indicating that already hundreds of farmers plant to improve par’ of their permanent pastures this spring. ,
R. W. Oberlin, state conservationist^
Enters Not Guilty Plea
To Murder Charge
Washington, DO. 'INS*— Secretary :f Agriculture Wickard today announced icvision of the civilian meat quotas for the next three months, providing consumers with more pork but less beef, veal, lamb and mutton
Officials said, how ever, that there would be sufticient meat of all types to meet the consumers demand under rationing which moves into effect on Monday,
The cpi ta ch agr came as OPA prepared to move against sky rocketing fresh fish prices and a black market iii poultry, rising from greatly increased demands for these products because cf the recent scarcity of meat and forthcoming limited allowances under rationing.
! Unled Nations Headquarters in Australia —GNS)— American heavy Lumbers poured 38,000 pounds of t mbs on the new Japanese base at Wewak, on the northeast coast of New Guinea, ii i elie( lively disrupted the enemy plans to build a new invasion stronghold, a communique from General Douglas MacArtnui s headquarters reported today.
Squadrons of F 1 tress and Liberator bombers were over the Wewak area for three hours in a night attack or. win rf and harbor installations. The Japanese have built one large airfield at Wewak, capable of servicing 150 planes.
Smashing Attack On Jap Base
TWO IN ONE
An egg laid by a White Leghorn lien on the Clarence Vincent farm of La-cona was found to contain another small one, complete, with snft-shell and all. The smaller egg was about she size of ) robins **gg.
Tulsa, Okla. GNS* Mrs EID B. Howard, attractive 44 year old Foil Worth, Texas, socialite who is charged with the murder of Mrs. T. Karl Simmons, 55. Tulsa socialite and prominent horse woman, today entered a not guilty plea at her arraignment before Judge Carter Smith in a picked common pleas court.
Sec. Linn Calls For More Efficient Farm Operation
Des Moines. Iowa—GNS)—Harry D. Linn, Iowa secretary of agriculture.to-day called for more efficient operation of farms to meet the increased demand for food production.
Linn discussed food production and listed four definite demands causing ! the need for increased production, rail-i These demands were: I - To supply! Singularly both the principal bene- loads to transport the employes and the growing armed forces. 2 - Food for.
could bt* increasedfieiarie* Junius Spencer and Henry property of circuses, carnivals and the lend-lease program. 3 - Food for
units Sturgis Morgan are 011 active duty similar shows in cars owmed cr leased the necessary war workers. 4 - Food
with Uncle Sam s navy. by the show companies. * fcr the civilian population at home!
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mr Lloyd Wonderlich of Ollie. Iowa, born by caesarean operation at St. Joseph hospital, Ottumwa, Monday afternoon, died Tuesday morning. Burial was atonia Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Wonderlich was formerly Miss Dorothy Brown. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray C. Brown of north of ML Pleasant.
DRAW FOR POSITION
A tie vote between Paul Gildow and Austin Newell for the position school director at Prole was mettle when the drew cuts. Gildow won.
British Operations Proceed As Planned
Allied Headquarters in North Africa ■INS* Operations of the British 8th army against German positions within the M re th line "air proceeding according to plan,” an official communique from General Dwight D. Eisen-h ver announced today.
Stiff enemy re? im.nice was acknowledged, but it was apparent that General Sir Bernard L, Montgomery* ’rack forces have driven wedges into lie German positions. *
A small dumber of enemy pluses
tag'd a night laid on Algiers. I
There was heavy anti-air craft fire if considerable duration and brilliant * Lr;* works as ro*d and white tram j li e Is and explosions lit up the skies 1 » rn damage, was done.
(Editor’s Note: German aimounce-
h t t regarding the Mareth line fight--ng continued lo be vague. “Fresh and) trcrg” allied -Hacks on German and! tal.au 1 sitions were admitted. There* s no quest ’on of an expected counter If endive, the Berlin radio warned its intel ess *
Communique number 141 from Genial Els nhowcr’s lr adqu.it iers said: “On the 8lh army front, operations
Washington, DC GNS) — The nav> announced today that long range Liberator bombers carried out a smashing attack on the Japanese base at Nauru Island near the Gilberts, scoring hits en Installations and starting four fires.
At the same time the navy said that army bombers continued blasting the Japanese in the Aleutians with three attacks against Ki'ka and one on Ab-arham harbor on Atta.
The attack on Nauru wn> earned out tho morning of March 26th. The island is 675 miles northeast of Guadalcanal.
Hits were scored on th wharf, runways, official quarters and barracks al ke, the navy said “Four Lies were 1 tarted and several Jatrane.se planes were damasked."
British Bombers Swarm Over Germany
I adon. England —GNS' British heavy bombers sw tm cd over western Germany in strong attack during the night on targets in the Ruhr Industrie I district, the air ministry announced today.
Duisburg, center of the Nazi war I reduction, was Hasted by a strong Jo, re cl RAF bombers.
Chungking, China GNLB Major (ic* era I Chore Chcnnault, commanding Un:ted Stites army air forces in China, today premised destruction ct the Japanese air forces and other forces necessary to enemy prosecution of the war at a dinner given in his h n r by officers of th? newly created 14th air force.
were continu e! yesterday with satis-
"In one sector our forces carried out a successful at* irk and pp rat tens are ■*T tmI ng according to plan in sp’rte f stiff resistance by the enemy. "Mony prisoners were t (ken.”