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January 26, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MILITARY HEADS BACK INFANTILE PARALYSIS DRIVE Conserves Manpower, Brings Peace of Mind, Army, Navy Men Say . Announcing the receipt of a personal contribution from General Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, to the 1945 fund campaign, Basil O'Connor, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, made public Friday a series of messages from United States military leaders stressing the importance o: public support of the fight againsl poliomyelitis. The messages point up several aspects of the continuing fighi against infantile paralysis, as seen by the nation's war leaders, from the conservation of manpower to the peace of mind provided mem bers of the armed forces by the knowledge that their families wil be aided if the disease strikes their homes. Stating that many former in fahtile paralysis patients wer now performing; military dul without any handicap, Maj. Gen eral Norman T. Kirk, the surgeo general of the United States army declared that the medical depart ment of the army had "a great in terest in the success of the Foun daticm's program." General Kir wrote also: "I trust that nothin will be allowed to interfere wit the magnificent battle which tl National Foundation for Infantil Paralysis is waging against thi enemy.*' Secretary of the Navy Jame Forrestal, indorsing the 1945 appeal, said ttiat Washington officials were made acutely aware of the disease which claimed 195 victims in the District of Columbia alone last year. Among other in- dorsements of the drive were those o£ Gen. George C. Marshall, army chief of staff; Vice Admiral R. R. Waesche, commandant of the coast'guard; Admiral Ernest J. King, commander of the United States fleet; General H. H. Arnold, commander o£ the army air forces and Lt. Gen. Brehon Somervell, commanding general of the army service forces. Not only the generals and admirals, but GIs in foxholes, enlisted men on ships and at naval stations, the men who man and service the warplanes, the nurses who attend the wounded and the men and women of the other military branches are supporting the campaign through collections of their own. The "March of Rials" began by men of the Persian Gulf Command .and.the "Kilometre of Deices" which is growing among the'soldiers in Italy are 2 of many similar collections on foreign soil. 'Such whole-hearted interest in and support of the c a m p a i g n among oar military forces is evidence of the importance they attach to the fight against infantile paralysis," said Mr. O'Connor. "This feeling by the men and I i women in the services should inspire us at home to be unstinting in our support of this home-front activity." Lt. Mark W. Clark, commanding general of allied forces in Italy, whose own family has fell the devastating hand of infantile paralysis, wrote, in part: "Each victim of paralysis means one less American to man a weapon or operate a machine, to say nothing of the suffering involved for the individual concerned and the anguish and burden inflicted on his or her family. For this reason I fee that it is the duty of every individual to support your cause to the extent of his means. I am sure that I speak for all members o the-Fifth army in expressing gratitude for the work being done to protect our families and lovet ones from this tragic disease." Admiral Chester W. Nimitz found time in the press of his duties as commander in chief of the Pacific, fleet and Pacific ocean areas to testify to the morale value of drives like the March of Dimes. His message states: "The past year has seen many in the naval service receive ward that someone near to them has been afflicted with poliomyelitis. There is no need for me to explain what that kind of news does to a man far from home. IVIany of oar men, however, have been borne up by the knowledge that The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis has made recovery of poliomyelitis victims p o s s i b l e (1) In September of 1942, 7 year old Joseph Medvitz was in Jersey City Medical Center, his legs and back crippled with infantile paralysis. (2) A year and a half later, Joe was going to school again, a normal, active boy once more. Nine months of care at. the medical center and continuing physical therapy treatments provided by the National Foundation helped this lad to win over the Crippler. The campaign for funds with which to carry on work of this character is now taking place -in Gerro Gordo county under the chairmanship of A. M. Schanke, head of the county chapter of the National Association for Infantile Paralysis. lowan Sits. as Judge on Nazi Bench By JACK FLEISCHER United Press War Correspondent Aachen, Germany, (U.R) -- The American military government court was in session, and on the bench was Lt. William Rule of Hampton, Iowa, who once served as a superior court judge. It was a grubby case. A German man who lives in Aachen and a Belgian woman who lives across- the frontier were charged with crossing the border illegally. Both pleaded guilty. Rule dismissed the charges. He told the man that one of the "few cases of decency I have encountered here in Germany" was involved, adding: ' "It may seem strange to you after living under nazi law that I won't punish you. But I warn you that if you get into trouble, again I'll punish you severely." The German said he got word that his mother had died at a cousin's home and he wanted to attend the funeral. He was arrested while returning to Aachen, and the cousin with him. She said she crossed the border accidentally while accompanying him part way. The AMG courts in the Aachen district, which means virtually alJ of American-occupied Germany-have imposed only 4 death sentences on German civilians. No execution has been carried out The nazi regime handed ou death sentences as casually as U judges intone "S5 and costs" in .rafiic cases. 'And still these Germans have :he nerve to complain about our severity," said Lt. Lee Metcalf. former assistant stale attorney general from Hamilton, Mont., now prosecutor for the summary military government here. DIES AT AUSTIN, MINN. Manly--Mrs. Walter Dahl \v called to Austin, Minn., by the death of her father, Hubert Messenger, 80, who died at their home following a stroke Dec. 20. He leaves the widow and C daughters, Mrs. Martha Sorgus- son, Mrs. Mae Youngdahl, and Mrs. Echo Swatosh all of Austin; Mrs. Jennie Kuhlmann, Byron. Minn., Mrs. Harriet Pullen, Estherville, Iowa, and Mrs. Gladys Dahl, Manly. Clarion Woman Dies; Funeral to Be Sunday Clarion --Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. at the First Congregational church for Mrs. A. D. Tucker, 45, who died at Mercy hospital, Mason City, Wednesday afternoon. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Donald Bowman of Clarion, one son, Wil. liam, stationed at Great Lakes, one granddaughter, 3 brothers and 6 sisters. The Eyler funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Kensett--Levi Cornick who has been on vacation from his duties as telegrapher at the Rock Island, has returned. Relief operator, Sena Frandle, has gone to Dows. StandDepends on Possession of Breslau By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst One of the hot spots of the moment in the battle of Germany is HOUSE GIVEN EXEMPTION BILL Expect Early Action on Controversy Des Moines, (ff) -- The house ways and means committee had in its leislative lap Friday a bill to freeze the individual state income tax at half rate 'for 3 more years after the senate approved the measure Thursday, 32-17. The house committee was expected to give the controversial bill, which set off a day-long debate in the senate Thursday, quick consideration so it can come before the house for early action. Discussion of the. measure in the senate brought into the open the first fight between proponents of the full income tax and thoSe favoring the forgiveness feature The debate that followed involved discussion of the school code program, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the welfare of Iowa school teachers. Backers of the proposed $12,000,000 school program, including the farm federation, have, for the most part, opposed income ta orgiveness. They lost 2 .parlia ·nentary senate battles Thursday. Prior to the vote on the 3 year orgiveness measure, a compromise measure proposed by the chool code proponents which pould have extended the income orgiveness for just one year was defeated by the senate,. 30-19. If the measure which the senate approved is" passed by the louse and signed by Gov. Robert D. Blue it would mean that Rowans would have to pay only 50 per cent 'of their normal state ncome taxes due in 1945, 46 and 47 on income earned in 1944-4546. lowans 'saved approximately SG',000,000 a year under the same plan approved for 2 years 'by the 1943 legislature. Meanwhile the house dairy and foods committee reported out with a recommendation for passage a bill that would make the one cenl per pound tax on the sale of all butterfat a permanent levy. The tax, which is made agains' all milk and cream sold at the time of first sale, has been levied for several years but authorized biennium by biennium. Under the new bill, funds from the tax would be paid into the state treasury instead of into the dairy industry. Also recommended for passagt in the house was the measun which would extend to veteran: of this war the same $500 annua property tax exemption which i granted to veterans of the firs World War. The bill was reported out by the house ways and mean ommittee. the beleaguered Silesian industrial center of Breslau s i n c e t h e Hitlerites' I ability to make a strong stand on the O d e r river line of defenses depends heavily on continued possess i o n o f t h i s great city. MACKENZIE Breslau, which sprawls astride the Oder, is the most important coirimunications center of that part of the .reich, and it's the key position--the anchor--in the right flank of the line.upon which the nazis are depending to halt the rush of the red army. It's fall .would be a major disaster for the defenders. Word the western allies would put a knife between Hitler's ribs and turn it around. A mighty onslaught from the west, while the Germans are trying to get set on their eastern front, would be calculated to put unbearable pressure on them. Berlin, with a weather eye on this, says that General Eisenhower is preparing for a fresh assault and that the attack is imminent. Well, we know that the allied commander has b e e n getting ready for an attack, and ii could come soon, judging by his activities. Both the British and the Americans on the northern flank of the allied front have been improving their positions and getting set to launch an offensive. Whether Eisenhower chooses to start an all-out push in weather which vastly hampers the use of the air forces, there can be no doubt that he will keep up a steady and hard pressure against Nazi line. Marshal von Rundstedt's from Moscow is communications that with all direct the city hrongh funds voluntarily contri ttited to the March of Dimes four appeal therefore is of prim mportance to fighting men every where." LINOLEUM RUGS . . . For BEDROOM and LIVING ROOM Special Good 9x12 BOOMHOWER HARDWARE Jury Meets Saturday to Review Evidence Slaying in Kashicrman ave been cut, which would indi- ate that it has been virtually iso- ated. Thus far we haven't had an an- wer to the hotly debated ques- ion of whether the Germans will able to make a fight of it along he level valley of the winding Oder. This is their determination, af course, but they haven't paused their retreat for a biff-scale iffht. That's a highly significant point; We shouldn't overlook that in running away the Hitlerites may have ensured their ability to fight mother day. Had they tried to dispute the strong points in the Polish plain with the mighty force which Russia was hurling at them, they certainly would have courted disaster. The red army, flushed with victory and its own vast strength, would have torn :hem to ribbons. But the Germans didn't attempt in a big way to halt this onslaught. They headed for their home grounds and the result may be that they have arrived in fairly good shape--in any event much stronger than-they would h a v e been if they had tried to fight it out in Poland. Then there's another aspect to this thought. Both sides undoubtedly are breathing a bit hard after the long, swift charge across the winter bound fields of Poland. This is calculated to give the nazis some advantage, since they are tumbling into their prepared line for defense, while the Russians may soon want to slow up for a slight breather, especially since their communications are now greatly extended. However, only time will tell, for the stamina of the red forces is one of the wonders of the war. This naturally is the precise moment when a heavy offensive by Minneapolis, (U.R)--The Hennepin county grand jury meets Saturday to review evidence and hear witnesses in the slaying of Arthur Kasherman, 43, scandal sheet publisher. The jury was summoned late Thursday by .County Attorney Michael J. Dillon, who has been co-operating closely with the police department in the investigation of the slaying which occurred Monday night. Inspector of Detectives James Mullen, meanwhile, met with top ranking police officials and called for co-operation from the entire department in a further investigation of the case. He admitted the police were without definite clues in the murder. Mayor Marvin L. Kline, upon whose administration Kasher- man's paper, The Public Press, heaped criticism, said that every effort possible will be made to bring Kasherman's slayers to justice. "If there is any apathy concerning the case, as has been suggested, it is not on the part of the police department," Kline said. "Not only are all agencies of the department being employed toward solution of the case, but cooperation of other law enforcement agencies also has been asked." THREE JOIN BOARD West Union--Three new members have been added to the local ration board, according to W. F. Johns, chairman. They are J. S. Crowe, on the gasoline panel, Correl Anfinson, price panel, and Harry Hansen, on the fuel oil committee. LeRoy, Minn. -- Orvis Satre, Raymond Peters, Donald Davies and Lloyd Nauman went to the cities Monday for physical examination for U. S. service. "WOMAN OF THE YEAR"--"Woman of the Year" in Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. William Hamm shows how she teaches deaf and mute children in the Atlanta Junior Speech school. War Production Board Prohibits Certain Uses of Electricity As a means of conserving fuel on a nation-wide basis, the War Production Board has issued an order, dated January 15, 1945, which prohibits the use of electricity for the following' purposes: "(1) Outdoor advertising and outdoor promotional lighting. "(2) Outdoor display lighting except where necessary for the conduct of the business of outdoor establishments. "(3) Outdoor decorative and outdoor ornamental lighting. "(4) Show window lighting except where necessary for interior illumination. "(5) Marquee lighting in excess of marquee. 60 watts for each "(6) White way street lighting in excess of the amount determined by local public authority to be necessary for public safety. "(7) Outdoor sign lighting except for: (i) directional or identification signs required for fire and police protection, traffic control, transportation, terminals or hospitals; or directional or identification signs for any similar essential public services the lighting of which is specifically certified to be necessary by local public authority. Certification shall be made in writing^to the appropriate electric supplier and need not be in any particular form; (ii) directional or identification signs using not more than 60 watts per establishment, for doctors and for hotels, and other public lodging establishments." As a supplier of electricity, the Peoples' Gas Electric Company is required to bring this order to the attention of all its customers using electricity for these purposes. Voluntary compliance with the terms of the order prior to February 1 is urged by the War Production Board. However, t h e order by its terms becomes mandatory on February 1, 1945, and places the responsibility for compliance upon the users of electricity. The.order further requires that .the Company notify any customer known by trie Company to be in continued violation of the order after February 1. A copy of this notification must be sent to the District Office of the War Production Board. T^ie War Production Board asks full co-operation of all users affected. The order provides that wilful violation is subject to fine or imprisonment, and further provides that the Board, upon determination of continued violation, may direct the suspension of service and prescribe the conditions under which service may be restored. P. G. E. will be glad to advise with its customers in meeting these regulations. PEOPLES' GAS fr ELECTRIC COMPANY Serving North, Central Iowa's Cities, Towns and Farms

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