The Daily Chronicle from De Kalb, Illinois on December 15, 1943 · Page 1
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De Kalb, Illinois
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jh- THE DEI DAILY CHRONICLE FORTY-THIRD YEAR NO. 294 DE KALB, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1943 PRICE FIVE CENTS Ml FM1 "ir Jl Atl UUUM LA LB ?FEtv a pflLL MUST PAY INCOME TAXES 4 Senate Committee Rejects a Plan to Ignore the Smaller Income Groups. TWO PLANS LEFT Washington. Dec The Senate Finance Committee today flatly rejected the treasury's plan Oto relieve 9,000,000 low-income taxpayers from further payment of direct federal taxes. These 9,000,000 now only pay the victory tax, which the treasury would abolish. Q The finance committee left Itself a choice of two remaining Income tax proposals: 1. Adoption of the House pian Of Integrating the victory tax and the Income tax Into one new in- Mcomt tax structure which would w continue to apply to the 9,000,000- 2. Continuing the present law's Separate victory and income taxes. Indications were mounting that the committee would vote to retain the present system. O The rejection came on the heels of pleas by Treasury General Counsel Randolph Paul that the 9,000,000 would pay only $161,000,-000 a year, that this revenue was costly to collect," and that under (3 the treasury proposal this amount would be "picked up" from "other taxpayers." Head liquor Men Later today, the committee planned to hear a group of Ken- Ctucky distillers oppose a proposal to tax whisky after it has been stored in government warehouses - more than four years. Chairman Walter F. George. D.t Gsu, author of the liquor amend- Qment, said that if his plan is adopted, the committee "might consider" reducing the $9-a-gallon liquor tax approved by the House and Senate Finance Committee to $8 so far as the warehoused liquor Is a concerned. Under not taxes ntu it is withdrawn from warehouses or becomes eight years old. Testimony before the Van Nuys committees Investigating the llauor situation' showed O that there were 117,000,000 gallons now in storage that are four years old or older. Under George s plan, owners would either have to put this whisky on the market or pay more A than $1,000,000,000 in. advance taxes In order to hold It. The Intention is to force a large quan tity of the four-year-old stock on the market and thus relieve the shortage. Hot Furnace Is Cause of Scare Today A An overheated furnace in the " apartment house owned by Gus Striglos on Lucinda avenue early this- morning caused some alarm among the tenants and a fire alarm was reported. Tha heatlns eouimnent had been 0 pushed because of the extreme cold . of the morning hours and some of the woodwork in the base ment began to scorch. The odor of burning wood caused one of the . families to call for help. It is Q Classified by Capt. Frank Stevens as a safety first call, as there was Bo damage. Fire Chief Stanley Tastad warns borne owners of the city during the extreme cold weather that if they keep their heating equipment at full blast for any length of. time, to watch it to prevent a serious . fire. Especial care, the chief states, should be given furnaces and stoves at night, while it Is ex-O tremely cold. Seeks Delay of Attack on Poland by Russians - JXew York, Dec 15. UPJ Russian successes in the Dnieper river . bend, notably the capture of Cherkassy, are offset by a renewal of . the German counterof fensive in the area west of Kiev, 150 miles to the north. The German seizure of Radomlsl . ends the hope that Marshal Von ' Mannstein's strength in the Kiev bulge has been exhausted, which was prevalent a few days ago. The tide apparently has not yet turned In favor of the Russians. Nevertheless, there is no reason to suppose that it has turned for Mannsteln, either, or that he expects to restore the crumbling German "winter line" along the lower Dnieper. Mannsteln, at the very best, ' might conceivably drive back to Kiev but there is little prospect that he can thus bolster the weakened German positions within the river bend. Cad Delay It 1 What he can succeed In doing is io delay considerably the renewal of tha Russian advance westward Receive Word Roy D. Bright Dies of Wound Word was received Friday of the death of Roy Donald Bright, aviation radioman third class, U. S. N. R, former resident of this community and a brother of Russell Bright of Cortland. The wire from the Navy Department was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Bright of Areola stating that he had died of wounds received In performance of his duty. He was buried at sea with full military honors. He resided In the DeKalb community for three years prior to his enlistment In the navy on March 23, 1942. tky The message received Friday also stated that further information would follow and requested that the name of his ship and station not be divulged so as to prevent any possible aid to the enemy. THIS WAR NOW IS THE LONGER First World War Lasted Only Up to Today in Comparison. New York, Dec 15. ttIB The European war entered its 1,567th day today and so outlasted World War One at a cost in blood and human misery and national wealth that already has dwarfed the ca tastrophe of a generation ago. On July 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia and four days later Ger many handed a similar declare uon to Russia, committing the world to its then greatest war in History. Four years and 106 days after- waro, at 11:00 a. m. French stand time, 7:00 a. m. ewt. World War One ended in an armistice. Wil neira Hohenzollern was in exile and the beaten German and Aus trian armies were stumhUnr wMsiomjTr' leaving T.tTauXtt- their dead en the battlefields with 3ASZ,119 Allied victims. Began at Dawn. World War II began at dawn on September l, 1939, when Adolf Hitler hurled his armored legions and bombing fleets across the Pol- lsn zrontier and the late Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced to the British Empire that (Torn to Pse 9,-Please.) Mrs. Oehringr Is Summoned Late Tuesday iwrs. Enuy uenring, mother of Mrs. Howard Nelson, a resident of Lakefield, Minn, who was tak en 111 while visiting In DeKalb, passed away at the Glldden Memorial hospital last evening. Mrs. Oehring came to DeKalb, early last summer, shortly after the death of her husband and had planned to visit for a short time here. She was taken ill and on August 29 was admitted to the Glidden Memorial hospital where she has remained a patient. During her visit at the home of her daughter she met many DeKalb people who immediately became her warm friends. Her passing is mourned by her one daughter, Mrs. Howard Nelson, who is ill at her home with the prevailing flu -epidemic. She is also mourned by brothers and sisters Including Mrs. Ray Hodgson of Minneapolis, Mrs. Thomas Williams of Long Beach, Califs Mrs. Herman Friend of Minneapolis and Albert Weber i of St. Paul. The body is being sent directly to Lakefield, Minn, where funeral services are to be held at her home. towards the Bug river and the Bessarabian border. Even so, he can only delay It but hardly prevent it. Into the Kiev bulge, Mannsteln threw the cream of German armored strength on the Russian front It was no small feat for the Russians to contain this concentration of power as they did. In the face, of heavy and almost irreplaceable losses, Mannsteln did not attain his primary - objective but achieved his secondary one. His first hope was to restore the Dnieper line. Failing in that. (Turn to Page 7, Pl ) The Weather For DeKalb: Fair and continued cold tonight, with lowest temperature near zero. Increasing cloudiness, and slowly rising temperature Thursday and Thursday night. Gentle winds. Sunrise: 8:11 a. m. Sunset; 8:20 p. m. REPORT END OF THE GOLD WAVE Worst of the Early Winter Co23 SpeU Has Been - Passed. TO GROW WARMER Chicago. Dee. 15 (UB Relief was promised today from the winter's worst cold wave which has Dread across the nation from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic seaboard, causing at least nine teen deaths. U. 8. Weather Bureau at Chi cago said the lowest temperatures of the Arctic wave had Deen been reached in the north-central states. The forecaster said the cold air mass, moving to the southeast would send thermomet er readings still lower tonight In the east and south but that the mercury would start to climb in those regions tomorrow. The New England states were hardest hit. Thirteen persons died from the cold in that area and hundreds suffered from lack of fuel. One man died of exposure at Des Moines. Ia and earlier this week the wind which drove the cold wave eastward smashed a fishing boat In Lake Michigan, drowning five men. Fires Are Many. Throughout New England and the midwest numerous fires were attributed to overheated stoves. Damages from these fires amounted to $110,000 In Connecticut alone. The cold wave sent thermomet-1 ers tumbling in tne uuir state to record lows, although no zero temperatures were reported. Meanwhile, the American Medical Association at Chicago announced that the nationwide, fin epidemic Is decreasing because of cold weather. ' New York state recorded Its 4 taea jUmperatw etace187tH: upstate cities reported extremes el 24 degrees below zero. Sections of Minnesota which' had temperatures ranging to 21 i below, reported slightly warmer ..V.. .4.1. w wrauicr wiui uiv liit vui j Biaiiu- ing at fourteen below at Duluth, Rosseau and BemldJL Cold fat South. Freezing temperatures were recorded in Texas. Misslssiopi. Ala bama, Georgia and the Carolina. Unseasonal lows were recorded , at Fort Worth, Tex, fourteen! above; Birmingham, Ala., 28, above; Memphis. Tenn., twelve , aoove; ana utue mock, AfK eighteen above. But the coldest in the southern belt was Kk-k-ville. Mo., with fifteen below zero. Birmingham, Ala, prepared fori Its coldest winter since 1901 with an anticipated four degrees above' zero expected tomorrow. j St. Louis temperatures dropoed ' to one below, Springfield, 111., twelve below, Chicago, one below, j and Cleveland at zero. Snow flurries In the Great j Lakes and south-central regions 1 were expected to let up during the day, but Atlanta, Ga, anticipated continued snowfalls, while Memphis prepared for snow. Rockford Has Mysterious Tragedy Case Rockford, TIL, Dec 15. UEV Police today sought a soldier for questioning about the death of Mrs. Dorothy Sypnieskl, nineteen, whose nude body was found In the bedroom of her home. Coroner David Klontz said he would seek to determine whether she died of poison. At a preliminary inquest, physicians testified that her legs had an "unnatural bluelsh tint," and "blue spots." Police said Mrs. Sypnieskl, a divorcee, left her war job Saturday complaining of Illness. Neighbors reported that a soldier visited her for a short time Sunday. Philo Lewis, son of the victim's landlady, found the body after attempting unsuccessfully to telephone Mrs. Sypnieskl. The telephone company said the telephone had been removed from the hook at 6:40 p. m. Sunday, and that no calls had been completed since. Authorities questioned Merlin Fritz, 36, Rockford, who appeared at the house after police had arrived. He said he had advised the girl to stay at home after she complained of Illness Friday night while on a date with him. Mrs. Sypnieskl was divorced last month. She wasythe. mother of one child, Bonnie Jean, a year old. Wickard Champion Corn Grower of His County LaFayette, IndL, Dec 150113 Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard was named the champion corn grower of Carroll County in an Indiana contort. A five-acre plot on Wlckard'a farm nroduead llfl.7 sTTsnsis per I Julvv.'.. . ' J i . r t firmrfm Hi" m'i - Today, December 15, 1943. World War IX has lasted as long as. World War I. exactly 1,566 days. The first conflict started on July 28, . 1914, when Austria, the kaiser's ally, declared war on Serbia, and ended with the armistice on November 13, 1918. Photo at upper right shows commanding 1 officers of the victorious Allies leaving the railroad car In which the armistice was signed. World War II started with Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1 1939, symbolized by the photo of German cavalry triumphantly parading In Cracow. When the present war will end, as the question mark suggests, is anybody's guess. 1 NEA Telephoto. CITY WORKERS RETURN TO JOB Strike at Montreal Is Ended by the Recognition of Union. Control Montreal, Dec. 15 UPJ A strike of 4,500 police, firemen and public works employes, which cut off the city's fire and police protection for fifteen hours, ended early today with municipal officials recognizing the Canadian Congress of Labor (CIO) as the workers' official bargaining agent. The agreement, signed by L. E. Potvin, president of the Montreal Municipal Commission, and Paul Marquette, regional director of the CCL, was announced several hours after the provincial municipal commission, which supervises affairs of the city, particularly financial matters, announced at Quebec City that the strikers' demands would be met in full. Union officials said the settlement provided only for bargaining rights and that "pay Increases might be obtained later." The strike began at 11:00 a. m. yesterday after Honore Parent, director of departments for the city, said the municipality would not recognize the CCL as the bargaining agent. Win Get Increases He promised the fire and police department members wage Increases in lieu of recognition, but after the settlement was reached today he said the offers would not become valid until approved by collective bargaining negotiations later. Shortly after the settlement was announced, police and firemen started back to their jobs, relieving units of Royal Canadian Mounted Police and provincial police who moved into the city when the 1,-250,000 Inhabitants were left without police and fire protection. Despite the almost complete absence of enforcement authorities, officials said there was no noticeable Increase In robberies or other crimes during the fifteen-hour strike. Several fires broke out during the day; but none caused serious dunage. A few high-ranking fire officials and a number of veteran employes had remained at their posts during the strike and fought the blazes with the aid of school children and spectators. Sixteen Men Are Killed in Plane Mishap Omaha, Neb., Dec 13 OIE Sixteen men were killed last night In the crash of a four-englned army plane three mlfes from the Omaha airport. Army investigators said the plane was on a flight from its base at Ft. Worth, Tex. Witnesses said the plane struck the top of a hin in taking off from the airport and burst into flamec Army Ah Force public relations officials listed the names of thir teen of the sixteen men. Two of the other three have been Identified but their legal addresses and home bases had not yet been determined, 'lite third name was withheld pending notifioatkm of next of km, v When 7in Victory Be Ours? -: S "11 . . ' rV " V r - 1939;to . rU 1 Mrs. McMurchy Dies Tuesday at Hospital Mrs. Laura J. McMurchy, age 89, a resident of the South Grove community the greater part of her life, passed away last evening at the Glidden Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for Mrsi iurchy w ould fe&ft 90 years of age on February 6 of next year and had .been making her home with a son, Charles McMurchy, of South Grove. She was horn February 6, 1854 in Kingston Township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Raymond. She was married to Dan McMurchy in 1878, her husband preceding her in death several years ago. Surviving to mourn the death are three children, Frank McMur chy of DeKalb, Mrs. Eva Clegg of Chicago and Charles McMurchy. One daughter also preceded her mother in death. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon from the Wirtz Funeral home and interment wiu be in the South Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Thursday evening until the time of the service. SEEK FOR VOTE ON SUBSIDIES Farm Senators Are Pressing for Action on Much Debated Issue. Washington, Dec 15. UJ5 Sen. Robert A. Taft, O., today formally introduced legislation which would prohibit the meat and butter price roll-back programs and liquid milk subsidies, but would permit expenditure of $600,000,000 annually for a price support subsidy program. Taft took his compromise subsidy plan to the Senate floor after the Banking Committee had failed to come to any agreement on the consumers subsidy controversy but had decided to take some definite action tomorrow. Taft's amendment provides: 1. No subsidy or support price may be paid on beef cattle and calves or their products, but the administration would be permitted to control prices by "the regulation of the margins of processors and distributors," and by rationing. About Fluid Milk. 2. No subsidy shall be paid on liquid milk, except in specific areas where support prices may be paid to distributors in order to reduce the margin in the price between the producer and consumer. 8. Transportation subsidies paid to shippers and to others to cover the Increased costs of transportation may be continued. 4. Support prices would be permitted to continue, to maintain production and to reduce the margin between the producer and consumer. The support price would be maintained in the open market either by fixing prices or by government purchase of commodities at guaranteed prices. The amendment also contains a clause prohibiting fixing of celling prices at levels below support prices or parity prices. War Food CTurm $m ago 7, '"'n.. ml BUTLER DRAWS ANGER OF HULL Secretary Issues Statement Denying the Charges f the, Senator, j- Washington, Dec 15. UB Sesw Hugh A. Butler, R, Neb, declared today that he had no quarrel with Secretary of State Cordeil Hull oa this nation's good neighbor policy toward Latin-America, but that he did not believe "we should finance a WPA program abroad when we have decided we could not afford one at home." Butler's statement was made to the United Press after Hull, In an 850 - word statement containing some of the strongest language he has used in public accused Butler of "a most unfair and unfounded attack" on U. S. policies toward Central and South America. Hull, his Tennessee temper near the boiling point, recognized Butler's protest that he had no intention of injuring the good neighbor policy when he charged that $6,000,000,000 had been spent in "boondoggling" In Latin-America, but said: "Whatever his Intentions may have been, the effects of what he said, Its manner and implications, were such as to constitute an unfair and unfounded attack calculated to injure the whole policy." Net Usually Critic While Hull does not as a gen eral practice criticize members of Congress or comment on their remarks, his statement on Butler's charges plainly was aimed at lessening their unfavorable effect below the Rio Grande. The . . . attack . . ." Hull said, "was a matter of general as tonishment throughout the Western Hemisphere. It was Imperative In our national Interest that these charges be answered . . . so completely that there would be no occasion for reiteration." ims, nuu asserted, was (Tun so Page T, Please) Santa Claus Is Visiting in This City santa uaus may have received a chilly reception on his arrival here this afternoon but he is used to the cold and is now ready to greet his many friends. Santa is making his headquarters in the city rest room and a large decorated Christmas tree has been set up at headquarters to add to the festive spirit. He was sorry to learn that a number of his little friends are ill at present but he feels certain that all will recover in time to pay him a visit before he leaves on the evening of December 23. Santa is encountering some trouble in filling some of the orders this year with this nation at war but will make every effort to fill as many requests as possible. He will be at headquarters this afternoon and on Thursday after noon but starting Friday he will also be there from 6:30 to 8.-O0 o'clock in the evenings through December 23. His afternoon schedule Is front S:0 to bJOO Jo'ciock, Mrs, Verbeck Passes Away at Hospital Mrs. Elizabeth Anna Swift Verbeck, who has been spending the winter at the A. Neil Annas home on Linden Place, passed away last night at the Glldden Memorial Hospital. She is the grandmother of Mrs. A. Nathan Annas, and her home was In Pentwater, Mich, before coming to this city. Elizabeth Anne Swift was born In Brookfleld, IndL, on December 12, 1866, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swift and was unit ed In marriage to Frank Verbeck, her husband preceding her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joan McKnight of Detroit and Mrs. Martha Linn ox New York. ' The body is to be taken to Chicago today and funeral arrangements will be made later. HUNDRED DAYS WILL BE VITAL Daring Coming, Period the Crisis of World War Will Come, London, Dec 15. UEV Military and political develonments indicat ed todav that the next 100 days will see the Allies and Germany poised for, if not engaged m, tne battles that will decide the Euro pean war. Both sides appeared equally intent on clearing away all obstacles barring the way to the titanic clashes that will be touched off by the climactic Allied offensives promised by the Tehran conference "from the east, west and south." Among the developments were: 1. Germany was replacing Junkers generals with political generals pledged to support Adolf Hit ler to the end to guard against any repetition of the Prussian mili tary clique's surrender of 1918. ,rrr; . 2. Germany report ed 40.0O0lrssevvS JtroOSstria. Finland and m air squadron In tended for Italy- to the Balkans In an attempt to wipe out partisan forces In advance of an Allied Invasion. . 3. The Bulgarian cabinet held a seven-hour meeting on "current affairs' yesterday. May Here Capital. 4. Radio Vichy said the Ru 1 onlan government was consider ing moving from Bucharest to Brasov, 90 miles to the north, be cause of the growing danger of air raids. 5. King Peter of Jugoslavia was reported ready to make peace (Turn to Page 1, PI ) Grade School Carols Will Not Be Sung The prevalence of flu and severe colds makes It advisable to cancel this year's Carol program by the grade school children. This event, a favorite each yuletide season, had been planned for Friday night at the grade school gymnasium, with Gladys Jackman directing. With an absent list of near 200 pupils absent each day, final re hearsals for the program could not be held, and it Is with sincere regret that Superintendent of Schools F. W. Phillips announced today that It would be necessary to cancel the program. Should there be any possible chance for the Christ mas concert to be given later, there will be further announcement. Much work had already been done to make this year's carol sing surpass those of other years. Mr. Phillips, also a flu patient, Is still confined to his home today. Will Fight Corn Borer Using Flies and Wasps Champalgn-Urbana, HL, Dec 15 . Flies and wasps have been enlisted In Illinois farm forces and win go into action next spring i fifth columnists operating against one of the farmer's toughest enemiesthe European Corn Borer. Dr. T. H. Prison, chief of the Illinois Natural History Survey, sail today that the new recruits In the food production army two varieties of wasps and one kind of fly will be released In the state next spring to prejr upon the corn borer. "These parasites are a natural enemy of the borer, an insect pest that has become the major factor in the success or failure of the midwest corn crop, he explained. The flies and wasps are not yet hatched, but the survey has their eggs In cold storage and la waiting for the proper time to begin Incubation expected to produce them la large numbers, Prison said. The eggs are obtained by John Wright, survey entomologist who has just returned from East Hart- fort. Conn, where he the eoUectlon of millions of SAVAGE DRIVE HALTS ALLIES Germans Win Back Soma Miles of Land From the Russians. HOLD ITALY LINE New York, Dec 15. (UJ5 A purge of the German high command, aimed at forestalling a peace coup by the Junkers military clique, was reported today as the Nazi mounted a new counterof fensive In Russia and battled the Anglo-American advance m Italy to a virtual standstill. London reports, partially con firmed by the German radio, said political commanders sworn to sup port the Nazi regime were being moved into top positions in the Wehrmacht, replacing "lukewarm" rPrussian officers suspected of working secretly for a negotiated peace with the Allies. Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, German commander in France, reportedly was replaced by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel as chief of the defense of western Europe and Gen. Richard Jungklaus, a Nazi Elite Guard leader and an intimate of Gestapo Chief Henrich Himmler, was said to have taken over the Belgian command from Gen. Ale Ander von Faulkenhausen. Unconfirmed reports said both Von Rundstedt and Von Faulk enhausen were linked with peace overtures put out in Lisbon by members" of the Prussian military caste. Resistance Strong Despite the rumored dissension inside the German regime, there was no let-up in Nazi resistance on the Russian or Italian battlefields. Moscow reported that the Germans hurled large tank and Infantry forces into a renewed coun-terdrive against the salient west of Kiev and achieved at least one ir r The counterattack drove Soviet troops from the "key junction town of Redom&lj 48 miles west of Kiev, forcing the Russians back to the east bank of the Teterev river, the best natural defense line before the Ukrainian capital. Moscow's announcement reveal ed that the Red Army has been forced back 26 miles from it west ernmost penetration in the Kiev salient since the German counter offensive began month ago. Advance ea Flanks Further south, however, Soviet forces fanned out westward from captured Cherkasi in a drive that threatened to overrun the German held railway junction of Smela and collapse the entire Nazi position in the upper Dnieper bend. A second Russian column was reported pounding westward from Kremen-chug toward a junction with the liberators of Cherkasi. Unconfirmed German reports circulating In Stockholm said the Russians also were massing for a new winter qffensive in the north, between Leningrad and NeveL Winter rains and savage German resistance all but stopped the advance of Gen. Sir Bernard Montgomery's Eighth Army along the Italian Adriatic coast. Indian troops fought their way into the town of Caldari, 4tt miles southwest of the Nazi coastal anchor at Ortona, and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy, but elsewhere on the Italian front there was little or no Allied progress. - Tanks Are Stopped Anglo American Fifth Army troops were held to their positions (Turn to Page 5, Please.) borers. For the most part, these borers are Infested with the eggs of the parasites, Wright said Thrive en Borer These flies and wasps thrive on the corn borer," Wright said. "They enter the corn stalks and follow the borer hatch during the following spring, leaving the host a harmless corpse". Release of the Insects next year will be the climax of an extended program of the survey to find and develop enemies of the corn borer, which came to this country from Europe In 1916. Farmers can expect the flies and wasps to become "valuable allies," Prison declared, but he warned that they can not be regarded as a cure-ell for the corn borer prob- -' Ne grain fanner should acquire the Cluslon that his corn borer problem can be entirety solved by Insects." said Prison, he still must , take the established precautions mt least plowing std delayed planting to fjTVTt sj fiMTTi'' ananur -

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