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2 . Thursday, feb. 3, 1941 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE others were disclosed to have died of starvation. Nipponese plane losses at Ra- baul for. January climbed to 5G7 destroyed or probably destroyed as 15 more planes were knocked out in 2 raids on the battered New Britain base at the close of last month. The latest attack cost the allies 4 planes. A 5,000 ton enemy freighter was sunk by liberator bombers at Hansa Bay, northeast New Guinea. Army forces battling the Japanese on Bougainville threw tanks into the fight for the first time Monday and knocked out 19 pillboxes during an all-da'y assault on .the' east side of the Torokina river mouth. At least 80 Japanese were killed. Reduction in Army Officer Schools Made Washington, (j--The army's officer candidate schools, with a total. of 240,000 graduates, have been reduced to a monthly graduation list of 2,500 io 3,000 with a further ciit in prospect, under Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson reported; Thursday. The schools, which fiavc enlisted men an opportunity to win officers'^ commissions, reached a peak of 23,000 graduates in December, 1942. : . , i Between June, 1942, and November, 1943, almost 15,000 of the graduates were. .enlisted men selected in thti combat areas and sent-home .-for training. In addition, 3 officer candidate schools .were established overseas and have graduated about 2,500 men; 3 61 these schools have been suspended, however, and the one in Australia is the' only overseas OCS still operating.. ; . . . In addition to OCS .graduates, theater commanders overseas have given' commissions directly to about'10,000 enlisted men, warrant officers and'flight officers and a number of .civilians, and, the army in the United States has: commissioned, directly about 9,000 enlisted men and 5,000 warrant officers and flight officers. Free Dinners Given With Bond Purchases Tampa, Fla.. (/P)--A restaurant announced purchase of a 5100 bond meant a free dinner. And for $500, two extra courses and a steak were added. The management reported $4,325 sold in bonds and 14 dinners given free. New Location GLASGOW TAILORS 8 SO. DELAWARE ART HEGG, Prop. Phone 456 WILLKIE BIG TAX PLAN IS SCORED Proposal for Boost Is Met With Retorts By FRANCIS M. LE MAY Washington. (/P)--Wenaell L Willkie's call lor an additional raulti-bilJion dollar wartime tax program drew.swift retorts from some republicans on capitol hill Thursday, one of whom described Willkie's revenue proposal as "even more unrealistic and unsound than the president's." The 1940 republican presidential nominee ur?ed in an address in New York Wednesday nlghl that taxes be hiked now "beyond any limit that we hare -hitherto imagined possible" iirorder to prevent a national debt (hat "would jeopardize the .very . things for which we fisht." · Willkie indicated he had in mind additional wartime taxes totaling around $.16,000,'000,OQO annually. Representative Knutson of Minnesota, republican leader, of the tax-framing house ways and means committee, promptly challenged the program, describing i1 as "unrealistic and unsound," and adding: , "All agree we must raise every possible dollar" by taxation in order to minimize borrowing against the future. Both branches of congress rejected the president's $10,500,000,000 tax program because it would have wiped out the middle class and jeopardized the solvency of all business, yet Mr. Willkie would raise double the amounl proposed by the administration.' "He fails to show how any such amount could be raised, in addition to the $43,000,000,000 tve now pay. We all know any increase would have to come from the lower income groups, as was the case with the treasury program." · . Rep. Carlson (R.-Kans.), a ways and.means member, said: "My observation is that rather than increasing our. tax burden we should make every effort to eliminate waste' and extravagance in federal expenditures." / A democratic senator, Ed Johnson of Colorado, made this comment: "I don't take Willkie seriously on any of his suggestions." Willkie, who frequently takes independent stands on public questions, addressed the first of a series of meetings arranged by the New Y-rk Times oh home- front problems. Dealing directly with the nation's wartime revenue problem, he declared: "I know that in the opinion of congress, as evidenced by the bill on which~ the senate and house conference committee has agreed, the ?8,000,000,000 treasury proposal is too high. If we are [o be realistic, it is far too low. If we are to be realistic,'.we should aim to raise in additional taxes more than double that proposal.'? A realistic solution, Willkie said, meus that *we must actually materially I » w e r the American standard of living daring the war." He expressed belief that the nation approaches a public debt o£ $300,000,000,000, which at 2 per cent interest would mean an annual $6,000,000,000' service charge. "That is a staggering charge-only a little less than our whole federal budget as recently as * You're a dynamo of action this winter . . . with lots of places to go and loads of things to do. A selection of Vitality styles built over the famous ·Research 88 Last will enable you to choose a shoe to provide freedom of ·action for all bones and muscles of the foot and assure a maximum of comfort and "case. Come in while selections are complete. ir H.lp Uncli Sam'. lUY U.S. WAR MHOS AND V I T A P O I S E F E A T U R E S H O E S Let's Al! THE ATTACK! 105 NORTH FEDERAL ARRESTED ON DRAFT EVASION CHARGES-Under arrest by the FBI on charges of draft evasion through use of drugs to induce temporary high blood pressure, these Washington men are escorted to a U..S. commissioner's office. In group are, left to right^ ght ^ Ev f e A t Brat ?, her (dark h^t, glasses), hotel orchesu-a lead! 1 ?"vf ( v aD ^ ° n hat l' an -l Wi y iam Knox, Negro. Deputy Marshal Thomas of rou Bratcher) and an unidentified marshal (second from right), are in charge Thousands of Nippon Troops Isolated by Surprise Move By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Washington, {ff^The^bpW, massive stroke of Pacific forces Into the heart of the Marshall islands apparently has isolated thusands pi Japanese troops which now may be conquered at leisure or left to die of starvation. , . '·.- . ' * These troops are pocketed on 1934," he said. "And it is that contemplated debt and that charge which must-determine our fiscal policy from .this day forward, whether in peace or in war." · WILHELMSHAVEN HEAVILY BOMBED 1,100 Fortresses and Fighters Make Attack London, (IP)--In a great American assault on nazi targets in Germany and occupied Europe 1,100 fortresses and fighters struck the U-boat center of Wilhelmshaven. ' Thursday a n d . twin- engined, marauders with an RAF escort bombed m i l i t a r y installations in northerniFrance. Although the weather was clear and crisp when the.heavy armada left British bases, the · "forts" Plowed through heavy overcast at the...climax of thejr 700 mile roundtrip and :·' were forced to bomb'through clouds. . The first "crews ba'ck said they erictounterea -" 'few . fighters and only moderate flak and that the weather became the biggest obstacle as they neared the Helgo- land bight. ·. . Through breaks in the clouds the crews saw a heavy smokescreen over the target area, but it was not believed to have affected the accuracy of their bombing. "There were quite a few forts over Thursday and they were circling, around the target like traffic in a city square," reported Sgt. Oscar 0. Land, 28,' of Leesburg, Fla., an aerial photographer It was the 6th operation in 7 days for the British-based American forces; ' / Wilhelmshaven .was last hit by the Americans on Nov. 3 with 560 bombers, believed to have 'been a record force of 4 engined craft up to that time. The target is one of (Germany's major ports--capable of accommodating the largest ships. . The shattering daylight assault followed RAF mosquito attacks on targets in western .Germany Wednesday night,, thus keeping the greatest sustained allied offensive of the war rolling around the clock. The announced force of 1,100 bombers and fighters making up Thursday's heavy striking force fell short of the record force of 1,500 .American bombers and fighters which made the 1,800-ton shattering raid on Frankfurt last Saturday. Doesn't Want to Meet Father in Sing Sing York, (UPJ-- It wasn't the 5 o 10 year sentence to Sing Sing or burglary that bothered Amedio 7iancia, 17, but rather the embarrassment'. "I don't like the idea ot going up and meeting the old nan," he told the Judge. The elder lUancia is serving a term at Sinfi Sing for forgery. | DR. G. F. FAILOR, Opt. JCNSENOPTICALCO. 19'/2 Nq. Federal %.,, m group enoroy ' i , , m which the principal bases are badly battered ° e - P American naval and air bombardment, for it was logical that the Japanese should have 'expected an assault on that line. This ' fact gives special significance to the statement by Admiral Chester W. Nlmitz. Pacific f l e e t commander, Wednesday night that the attack on Kwaja- leln "took the enemy completely by surprise." The Japanese were not only surprised but also thrown off balance. And since what is happening in the Marshalls can equally well be repeated in the Caroline islands--the next probable objective on the long road to the Philippines--it may be that their whole defense strategy in the vital central Pacific area has been Disjointed. . . . . The attack on the'Marshalls is already coming to be regarded in military and naval circles here as one of the most brilliantly conceived and executed operations of the, : war. Judged by reports of "moderate losses" thus tar; it is gaining enormously important ob^ jectives at a cost relatively much lower than that of the conquest of Tarawa, in the Gilbert islands 2 months ago. While much heavy lighting remains the conquest of the'Mar- shalls is assured and is expected to have enormous effect on the rest of the Pacific war. Here are some of the main results: 1. .Kwajalein affords both excellent airfield and harbor facilities. Using it as a base and possibly expanding to any other desirable islands nearby, the Pacific force can prepare for the next .blow at the Carolines, in the center of which the enemy's naval bastion, Truk, is located. 2. The whole Marshall group Is a major .factor in opening a sea lane westward and eventually separating Japan from her rich, stolen empire in the Dutch East Indies 3. The Marshalls are centrally located between Wake island to the north and Nauru island to the south. Under air attack and possibly occasional sea bombardment those islands can now be rendered useless to the Japanese. Similarly Eniwetok, in the Marshalls northwest of Kwajalein, and Ponape, enemy base to the southwest, can be neutralized. Thief Ransacks House, Takes Alarm Clock I'onkers, N. Y., (iP)--A burglar broke into a home here, ransacked ihe place from top to bottom. He passed up silver, clothing and other valuables--taking only an alarm clock. SIMPLIFYING OF TAXES STUDIED Committee Plans to Streamline Measure Washington,- (U.R) -- The house ways and means committee was ready Thursday to take up · the tax simplification problem, and its more optimistic members pre- -"-'-'·* that a streamlined bill and Representative Harold Knutson, (R-Minn.); high ranking minority member of the committee, said it took England only 6 months to simplify her tax structure and that the American system, though more expansive, could be shaken down and streamlined in the same time. He pointed out that 17 tax bills had been enacted during the present administration and that'each time the new bill was written as an addition to the previous law. The result, he said, is that the code "how is'in a terrible mess"" He said a commission of about 15 members representing congress, business and labor, the public, and including tax experts and accountants probably will be named by the committee to make the major study of simplification. If such a commission were named now,. Knutson declared, they should be able to report back to the committee by September, making it possible for congress to enact necessary simplification by October. . The basis for the study probably will be the bill offered by Representative Frank Carlson, H- Kans.), It called for simplification of the entire tax law; provisions that would make it unnecessary for about 30,000,000 taxpayers to file reports on the presumption that their obligation was fully met through taxes withheld from their wages and salaries; and for simplification of both the short and long forms of income tax reports. Carlson also would make it possible for taxpayers to use the short form for income up to 55,000, instead of the presenf top of $3,000. EOOI»D DEAD IN CAR S t u a r t , (#}--Ed\yard Everett Holliday, 35, superintendent of schools at Menlo, was found dead in his car Wednesday afternoon. Coroner Harold Hill of Guthrie Center said death resulted from carbon monoxide poisoning. Change in Red Lineup Highly Significant By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press Wat Analyst The soviet union's startling extension, of the sovereignty of its 16 component republics to include military and diplomatic affairs has !eft t h e o u f s i d e world in the position of the scientist w h o h a s witnessed phenomenon 'hich .he recognizes as having momentous P o t e n tialities but which he _ isn't able to MACKENZIE explain with finality. Moscow's 'gesture patently has as many possibilities as a hedgehog has quills. I invite your attention to thp effect which it may have, on the world's changing political situation. This is that the soviet reorganization may result in additional countries "joining this red commonwealth of nations. · _ . ' . · · The · reconstruction tends, it seems to me, to create a commonwealth of such flexibility that other nations may become members Irrespective ot whether they are geographically contiguous to Russia. . I cited merely as examples the cases of Jugoslavia, Bulgaria' and Greece, all of which have developed communist parties Should they adopt the soviet form o£ government, there would seem to be no reason why they shouldn't become members of the soviet union with the same degree of sovereignty as the present members have. This also might be true of other countries whose political complexions have become doubtful since the war. We mustn't forget that the pre-war governments of many European countries are in the melting-pot. Even great nations like Germany,-France and Italy are on the uncertain list. In-short, the end of the European conflict might find the soviet union with considerably more than its present 16 members. The late fanatical Leon Trotzky. fiery exponent of red world revolution; could hardly have envisaged such possibility as exists now. It was Stalin who shelved Trotzky*s wild-eyed dream . and 'turned to development of Russia's resources and army--a program which has resulted in the Soviet's present strength. .' Even if there are no acquisi- W U (TV BCUNE1WUU * · VJr I*W SUMjeln THUBSDAT EVEJJUIG 6:30 News 10:00 Vic. Tun 6Mj KaKenbom 7:00 CoH« Time MS £ !drich f ' am ' 8:00 Music Hall 8:30 Bob Bums 9:00 Abb.. Costello . 10:15 News 10:43 Mom. Music ":00 News: Music 11:15 Music 1 1:30 News .. o 11:« Music- News 9:30. Slarcli of Time 12:00 Mu o f N W : la FRIDAY MORNING ··:3» Jerry Smith S:SO News 3:15 Happj Al 6:DO Heaven. Home S:I5 Farm Service E:30 Farin Ne\vj Alien Rolh 3:90 i.ora Law ton 9:13 Naws 5:30 Help ilaie 9:45 Star Pl'ylr«i . ,. ^r _ . !0:OO Koact of Life i-lo Time to Shine 10:15 Vic. Sade 7:30 News 7:45 Uncle Stan 8:00 E.D. Webber j 6:45 Jerry. Zclda 7:00 Dreier . 10:30 Brave T'm'u-. 10:45 DividHanim 11:00 Judy. Jane U ACTON IN Tl« PACIFIC \ANKS BLAST AHEAD-The American drive in the central Pacific, on the Marshall islands, spreads to Wake island, which wasi captured by the Japanese after a valiant but futile stand .by U. S. marines in .the early stages of the war. The raid on Wake island was the first since yet. o when warships and planes hit Japanese installations with more than 1,000 tons of explosives. (ions to the union, ihe present membership ce«U create- a tre- mendou* problem to the construe- U«n of any post-war "league of nations." the point is, of course,' that since each of the component states of the union is privileged to have separate relations with the outside world, Moscow, would in effect--should it insist on the point --have 16 votes in a league of nations. All other countries would have one, excepting that the British commonwealth has 6, counting its dominions and India. Now that's one of the rocks on which President Wilson's hopes of American membership ih the league of nations crashed. The United States senate in refusing to join th league based its action m part on the fact that the British' ivould have 6 votes to our one This might result in the United States being, voted into a position which it didn't like. Whatever may" happen in the matter of multiple voting power the autonomy of the 16 soviet republics will give the union great bargaining strength. That certainly is an amazing change in the position of a government which was barred from the league of nations for a long time, and which was refused diplomatic recogni- Public Demand Wiris -Walter Pidgeon Get* Radio Series By popular demand of millions of movie goers, Walter Pidceon, 'star of MrG-M's "Mrs. Miniver," "Mme. Curie" and many other bits, has been signed for his own radio series, "Ihe Star and The Story," which mill be added to Station KGLO's schedule Sunday, February 6, at 7 o'clock. He will bring to the microphone famous actors in their greatest hits. - . udinJ I tion,by many countries, inciu our -owh and Britain, The. soviet : Veorjianization*'also would seem likely, to ease the way for reincorporation 'of : the Baltic states into the union. As sovereign' nations .they have a right to join the Russian commonwealth.! Woman, Summoned for' Jury Service, Says She Has Good Job Now]! Hackensack. N. J., (iPj--A worn-*] an summoned· for jury duty in!' Bergen county wrote Jury Commissioner Covert L. Goodlove: "Dear sir: In answer to your letter, I am not interested in youij offer I have a good paying jbij Exciting! Dramatic! Anrunuij The Story iiifaMiirlii Monday through ' Friday at 2:00 p.m. KGL 1300 on your dial f -. · -i COLUMBIA NETWORK!! ·PVICK HAYMES, gone to Hollywood to -L' moke pictures, is heard from the coast on KGLO-CBS' "Here's to Romance" program beginning Thursday at 9:30 p. m. · Ray Bloch's 'orchestra, the "Swing Fourteen" choir,'and announcer Jim Ameche continue to be heard 'from New York. Dick Haymes sings "Maybe," "A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening," "I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night," "They Didn't Believe Me," and Night and Day." * * * WITH Dinah as star and mistress of ceremonies, " "The Dinah Shore Program" offers a half-hour of variety, music and comedy, for KGLO-CBS listeners Thursday at 8:30 p. m. · Supporting Dinah are Wally Brown, mangling the king's English; the Joseph Lilley singers, and Robert Emmett Dolan's orchestra. From New "York, Cornelia Otis Skinner and Roland Young present another chapter from the "William and Mary" series. OOPRANO MARY MARTHA BRINEY is Alfred y Drake's guest on KGLO-CBS' "Broadway Matinee" Friday at 3 p. m. Drake, the program's singing master of ceremonies, is leading man of Broadway^ musical hit, Oklahoma!" Jim Ameche is the program's host and Allen Roth's orchestra supplies the music · · · · · * * * PHUCHO MARTINEZ, young Mexican v- tenor, is featured soloist on the Latin American musical revue, "Viva America," KGLO-CBS' good/neighbor program heard on 2 continents, Jhursday at 10:30 p. m. Martinez offers his version, in Spanish and English, of- the popular ballad, "Besame Mucho," and also sings the beautiful Mexican waltz, "Noche de Ronda." s "Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes," a rousing Mexican corrido, is Eva Garza's featured vocal offering. Emcee-Vocalist Don Arres supplies Latin lyrics to the familiar "Elmer's Tune," known in Spanish as "La,C Juan." * " ^~ ·' * : ''*"'''* . , - ~. G EN. GEORGE C. MARSHALL, ainiii chief of staff, Secretary of War Stimson and Secretary of Navy Knox, will KGLO 7 CBS Thursday when the Legion's annual dinner for these is broadcast from 9 to 9:30 p.;rn. This special. broadcast will replace "Th First Line" for this week-only and'will heard-from Washington. ' · .' - ·.·*.- · *. '/'*· ' '" : - llffEN OF THE U. S. NAVAL TRAINING SW 1" TION OF .SAMPSON, W. Y., AR-GUEST1 OF MAJ. EDWARD BOWES ON KGU^CBS) "MAJOR BOWES' AMATEUR P R O G R A I ·;£H5S!*1L A ? ».5: M- THE PROGRAM, ^ "I7EKA BKODSKY, brilliant CBS pianist, is suest » on Lyn Murray's KGLO-CBS musical, show "To Your Good Health," Friday at 5:15 p ml Miss Brodsky plays "The Piccollno" by Irvinjt Berlin. Murray conducts his 20-piece orchestra and IZ-voice chorus in special arrangements of "Suddenly It's Sprinr," "LCD* Ago" and "111 Get B r " . " . . ' _ ' * * . * · ·'· · " ' · · " · · · HE RED CROSS program/to broadcast on KGLO Thursday at 7:15 p. m.,-will star actor Richard Arlen in an original story concerning the Red Cross' field directors overseas: Red Barber, famous sports announcer and special events man, will interview Miss Kay'V Blake, who served as a staff assistant in the Cairo Red Cross club and who later became acting director of public information for the Red Cross in the middle east. The local speaker, at the conclusion of the program, will be Miss Ruth Giard, home service secretary for the Cerro Gordo county 'chapter of the Red Cross. · KGLO-CBS DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULES · A A . *** f -^ «·. »-. j. -.- . . .. . . . . ^^ * # Thursday P. M. 4M3 American Women. Wrifler Gum. CBS 5:00 Jimmy iTilllard's Orchestra CBS 5:15 Job Notes 5:30 Sports Camera 5 : f* 5 otld T **»r' Ge«*«l Electric. CBS ··:.« Meia.n; «f the New*. B. F. Goodrich Company. CBS fi:t» Xewa or th* Nation. P. G * E. (Patterson) 6:15 Harry James a n d Ms -Music Makers Chesterfields. CHS 6:30 KGLO Forum fi:40 Hours Ahead G:4.i Treasury Star Parade 7:00 Melodic Moods 7:15 Red Crew? Program ]:.·* Friendly Time. Grain Belt Bctr 8:W Major ftowr; Amateurs, Chrysler Corporation, CBS *:W Dinah Shore. Flird, f j» Foodi. CKS 9:00 American Legion Dinner for Secretaries of War and Navy, CBS 3:99 Here's to Romance, Ercnfar In Paris. CBS [*:0* Crenlnr News K«nndap. First N»- ifonil Rank (Pmifcrten) 10:20 Song for Today IQtfQ Viva America, CBS 11:00 Newt, CBS 11:05 The Clevelandaires, CBS 11:30 Dick Brodcur's Orchestra, CBS !-:«» N«-5. CBS 12:0o Sign OH Friday A. M. Feeds Ularvcy) 7:40 Hebrew Christian Boar, Or. Mich- tlson T:J» Keep Time with D*ra«n* 8:15 World News, Muon City Merchants (Harrey) S:T» Today In Osafe 9:W! Clear Lake »n the Alt 9:15 Tips and Tnnes, Tdiy House Pr«4- . acts n:2.~» Sonfs of Omar. Omar Flour 0:30 Open Door. Standard Brands. CBS !:43 Bachelor'* Children, Wonder Bread. CBS l»:fm New Digest. Jacoh E. Decker and Sons (Harvey) 10:1.". Oiole Broadcast. Kadig Chapel 10:M Song for Todav 10:35 Waltz Serenade 10:4.» rT0me- Town NCTTI, Globe-Gazette 'Harvey) ll:«e Kale Smith Speaki. General Toati, CBS II:).- Mystery .Melody Game 11:30 Romance of Helen Trent, American Home Prodscts. CBS 11:45 Our Gal Sanday. Anertcan Home Prodaeti, CBS 12:00 Job Notes H;03 Today's Markets 12:13 The Old Timers 1=:3» Fronl Page Newi, Osc» Dnt C«w (Patterson) 12:45 meet the Band 1:0» T»nnr Dr. Malone, General Foods, CBS 1:15 Jovre Jordan. M. D., Central K»eds. CBS 1:M We Love an* I.earn. General Fovds. I:«'What's Cookin' 2:W .Morten Dswnej'* Sonts. Coca cola Z-.n Eliubtth Bcmii aril On Ntwj. CHS 2:30 School ol the Air, CBS SM Br^dway Mallate, Owtn Glass, CBS 3:2.-. Bill Coitelle and the Newt, CBS 3:30 Matibag Request Proeram ' 4.00 Fvm with Dunn. CBS 4:30 Sinn Along. CBS 4:15 American Women, IVrifler G«a CBS » *:EHI O.oincr lUive and the News. CBS 5:1S To T«ur Goo Health, sqnibfc Co_ CBS 5:30 Sports Camera S:«J World Today. General Etctlric, CBS .:.M Meaning of ihe N«ws, B. r. Geoil- Tieli Company. CBS «;W News of the Nation, r. G. Jt E (Patterson) 8:15 Dateline, CBS R-M Friendly Time. Grain Belt Bter ,.:w Kate Smith Hour, General Foods, CBS 7:53 Grain Belt fVe», SM n»jh«»se, Pfcilip Morrit. CBS TJiit Brewiter B»y, Quaker Oatj,' ! an* Daranfe, Camel CljarrU, »:J» Tlit Smtfhontlfe, M. P l a t t r t , Lonilne Walchej 10.-M Svtniat K tws «« Bn Jni, First National Bank (Patterson) 10:20 Song For Today 10:30 Mrs. Mtrmlvcr, CBS M;aj News. CBS '!:5J Sl" 1 » d .« ot »*«. CBS fl '"'** -* CBS A

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