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January 21, 1943

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 19« Ask Consumer Support j_ TM · MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE BROWN no mean nautical BROWN TAKES OVER OPA DUTY Looks for Gradually Rising Price Level By JACK BELL WASHINGTON, Iff) -- Given a free hand to make or break himself, Prentiss M. Brown set sail on stormy OPA seas Thursday with a bid for consumer s u p port of a program envisioning g r a d u ally r i s i n g prices, increased local controls o v e r rati o n i n g and f e w e r c o l d homes next winter. : T h e Nation's n e w price ad- ministr a t or, a G r e a t L a k e s boatman ol ability, tacked smartly to catcli ·the wind of public and congressional approval in a press conference declaration .Wednesday that he was taking over OPA with the primary objective of protecting the American consumer. : Isolating himself for a 10 day look-see at the inner operations of OPA, Brown went to work on several pressing problems. These included tlie imminent necessity of going to congress for a 520,000,000 deficiency appropriation, the need for additional transportation subsidy money and the possibility of a shakeup in his agency's top personnel. * * * Brown; 53 year old former senator from Michigan, took over formally from Leon Henderson with the reputed understanding that he would be given a free hand by his immediate boss, James F. Byrnes, the ecouomic stabilization director, to work out the country's supply and demand problems u-ith the consuming public, congress and the farmers. * * * His first contact with congress in his new role probably will come when he petitions for move money to operate the OPA until the end of this fiscal year. His 10 years of membership in the house and senate, which ended in defeat for reelection last November, was being counted upon by the administration to smooth the way for this request -- a request which leaders feared might have been rejected if hard-riding Henderson had remained in office. Next in the order of business for the smiling nevv administrator may be indirect sponsorship of a reconstruction finance corporation plea for an additional $5,000,000,000 in borrowing and lending authority, a share of which would be used to pay subsidies on the transportation o^ coal and gasoline in the eastern states. Brown said flatly he favored transportation' subsidies. * # ¥ This may bring up the larger question of subsidies to support price ceilings and Brown U reported determined to let congress make the final decision without interference. * * * The personnel problem is relatively minor and few changes are expected, except that B r n w n probably will make a place in his organization for two defeated colleagues, Former Senator Clyde Herring (D.-Iowa), and Former Bepresentative Frank E.- Hook (D.-Mich). "The keynote of rationing and price control will not be imposition, but protection of the public," he told a crowded press conference. "I think the president put me here for the puprpose of making plain to the people why we do the things we do. I hope we can do a job that will satisfy the American people and congress, so far as they can be satisfied." Turkish-Born Private Buys $5,000 War Bond SEYMOUR, Ind., (UP.) _ Pvt. George Gurdjian is doing everything that he can to help win the war so that he can return to his costume jewelry manufacturing business. Private Guvdjian, who was born in Turkey in 1900, recently bought a S500 war bond. He automatically became a member of Indiana's exclusive Twelve Hundred Club, a "limit" purchase organization. At present Private Gurdjian i assigned to ihe Seymour army ai base attached to the 447th squadron. A brother also is in the armed forces. Another brother is working in a shipyard. DIES FROM IN'JURIES RUBIO, (IP)--Charles J. Borsdorf, 22, died Wednesday night at a Washington, Iowa, hospital injuries suffered when he wa., struck by a freight train while working on a Milwaukee railroao bridge near Rubio Wednesday afternoon. His wife and an infant son survive. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Says Faith to Decide U. S. Post-War Fate ST. LOUIS --The state of the lation after the war, says John C. .Vegner, radio secretary of the ^utheran Laymen's League, will depend not only upon the social and economic policies enacted for he reconstruction period, but also upon the extent and fervor of the spiritual faith of the people. The organization, c o m p o s e d argely of hard-headed businessmen who are also strong in their spiritual conviction, is employini he facilities of its internatioru.? ·adio broadcast, the Lutheran rlour, to appeal for full and m- ensive support of the war effort as 5 spiritual as well as a patriotic- duty, and for post-war planning on a spiritual as well as a social and economic basis. The Lutheran Hour speaker, 3r. Walter A, Maier, professor at Concordia seminary, here, has reminded his audience more than once that the fall of many great jmpires of the past could be u-aced to the decline of religious relief among its people. Now in iiis 10th season on the air, the theologian has asserted that America need have no fear of the result ot the war or its social or economic aftermath i£ we carry on the battle and plan for the post-war period with the Christian faith of our forefathers. With the motto "Bringing Christ to th'e Nations" as the theme o£ its broadcasting project, and "For Christ and Country" as its wartime slogan, the organization has rapidly extended its field of effort until the Lutheran Hour is now heard over nearly 400 radio stations in the United States -and 26 foreign lands every Sunday afternoon at 12:30 and 3 o'clock. The various organizations of the Bethlehem Lutheran church, C. A. Hinz, pastor, help support this broadcast. HAS OWN INITIALS HARRISBURG, Pa., (/P;--Pennsylvania's new governor, inaugurated Tuesday, ought to feel at home in his official residenc Most state linen, silverware and other household equipment i m a i- k e d "EM"--for executive mansion. The governor's name: Edward Martin. GARNER--County Clerk Elmer Raw announces that 149 births were reported in Hancock county during 1942. WOLFS Crisis, Rather Than Tojo's Cold, Believed Reason for Postponing Jap Parliament By GLENN BABB War News Interpreter The Japanese parliament was to have convened Thursday to hear Premier General Tojo and his colleagues outline the government's policies. Usually this day--on which the two houses resume business after the long new year recess--is the most important ol the annual session. The ministerial declarations correspond rough: ly to the American president's an-*- ---- -- -- nual message to congress on the state of the nation; this is the one occasion e a c h - MALTA'S OPERA HOUSE IN RUINS-Tliis Roman-like pile of ruined splendor is one of hnl| S $\V S u !l "* F eet American soldiers and sailors visiting the British island, stronghold ot Malta. I his was the Grand Opera House of Malta until axis bombs began to hit it. 400,000 Boys Build Models for Airf orces WASHINGTON, (U.R)-The office of education reports that more than 400,000 students in junior and senior high school are now building model aircraft for the use of the armed services. These planes, which must be accurate in scale and design, are used in training army and navy personnel to recognize instantly all types of aircraft, both allied and enemy. J. C. Wright, director of the model aircraft project, emphasized the necessity of absolute accur- acy in the models by saying that "instant recognition of a plane means the difference between life and death for one of our pilots and his crew." Plans and instructions for 300,000 additional planes are now being mailed to local directors of the model aircraft project and it is expected that by the time these arrive the original quota of 500,000 planes will be completed. The model-building program was initiated last February. It is hoped that in time this program will yield sufficient models to supply every ship and military post. Naval certificates of award are being presented to students who build planes. The first plane approved by the local inspection committee gives the student the rank of cadet aircraftsman. His rank increases with additional planes made until he reaches admiral aircraftsman which signifies (he completion of 50 planes. Four boys already have reached the rank of admiral aircraftsman: Joe Bashore, Wyandotte, Mich.; Bob Pearson, Denton, Tex.; 'Eujene Cavadini, Bui-bank, Cal., and Charles Lum, Honolulu, Hawaii. HIJACKS POUND OF BUTTER , HOLLYWOOD, Cal., (U.R)--Po- lice are looking for a local woman who publicly hijacked a fellow woman of a pound of butter. The victim had just received the last pound of butter for sale at a local store when the hijacker, who had been stalking her, stepped for- wavd. hijacked the pound of butter out of her hands and disappeared in the crowd. year when the ministers make a more or less clean breast of things to the country. But the Tokio radio says Tojo lias a cold and t h e r e f o r e t h e reopening has been postponed to next W e d n e s d a y . BABB This is highly unusual, although Tojo, who is war minister as well as premier, is a more important man than most of his predecessors, it does not seem that his cold is sufficient explanation of a six- day postponement of an important parliamentary session. The situation, against the back- jround furnished by recent Tokio broadcasts, suggests strongly that there is a crisis of some kind on that hilltop in the heart of Tokio where the premier's residence, parliament, general staff offices and the war ministry are grouped. Perhaps the recent announcement that the government has drafted bills to give the premier new and unprecedented powers holds the explanation. One bill would give him sweeping authority over "expansion of war production;" another would make him supreme in the cabinet, with the right to direct the actions of his colleagues or assume the functions of any of them it" the need arises. Hitherto the premier's position has been that of the first minister among equals. The proposed change means a. vital alteration in constitutional law, and since the constitution is re- garded as the emperor's gift to his people its amendment is not to be undertaken lightly. Tojo · must want that additional authority badly. * * * On the surface it would appear that Tojo, who has come up from obscurity within the last five years, was trying to make himself a dictator on the Mussolini pat-' tern. But such a simple explanation does not fit the Japanese way. Distrust of individual dictatorship is deep rooted in the Japanese political mind. : Tojo holds his present position of great power not as an individual but as the member of the 1 ruling military caste whose as: signment happens to be command of the home front. His post is to be considered more or less coordinate with those of Admiral Y/amamoto, who commands in the war at sea; General Tcrauchi. who commands the armies in the con-. quered southern areas, or General Umezu, chief of the Kwantung army in Manchukuo. The big decisions are reached by still more senior generals and admirals \vho control imperial headquarters, the supreme «-ar council and the general staffs. * * * What is sought now is more power for the army's representative in the government, not for Tojo the individual, to wipe but the possibility that any minister could hamper the army's plans: Where such opposition might come from is not clear; it had been supposed that the current cabinet, composed of five generals or admirals, including Tojo, and eight undistinguished civilians, was completely subservient to military direction. However, some one must-have balked. W O L F S - R E A D Y - T O - W E A R - W O L F S FUR COAT In our January Selling, you'll find the practical fur that fits your needs--at a price that meets the stpndards of practical economy. So hurry! Visit our showrooms soon -- tomorrow if possible. SAVE UP TO *50°° SABLE AND MINK DYED CONEYS SEALINES OPOSSUM DYED SKUNK ONYX DYED NORTHERN SEAL. 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