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2 Thursday, -March 10, 19W MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MACKENZIE Finns Face Manhandling for Decision By DEWITT MACKENZIE: Associated Press War Analyst One of the momentous decisions of the v/ar is in the making--perhaps has been j irrevocably oust a l r e a d y -- i n Helsinki where the F i n n i s h government has been struggling with the lateful q u e s t i o n o f whether to acc c p t Russia's armistice terms or to defy the hurricane. T h e l i t t l e country is generally reported to have decided on rejection of the soviet conditions. An Associated Press dispatch says the Finns are preparing everywhere for the resumption ol war. The final word, upon which hangs great eventualities, is expected to go forward to Moscow at the weekend. Finland's rejection of the armistice terms must have grave consequences for all save the world's worst enemy--Adolf Hitler. It means Uiut this crave . bu mistaken small country will him to undergo a tragic manhandling with ultimate surrender which, a the least, may bring: itidefiniti military occupation of Finnish ter. ritory by red farces. Ill eflect it is a major military defeat for the allies at the mos critical moment of the war ,when we are marshaling all our strength to administer the coup de grace to Gerin'any. As things now stand Finland continues to guard Hitler's Hank on the Baltic; she compels the Russians to maintain in northern Russia lighting troops which are needed elsewhere for the great offensives. By the same token it is for Hitler a military triumph. But it's more than that, for it will have a far-reaching moral effect. It will bolster the failing morale of the German people. It may deter wavering axis satellites in the Balkans from deserting. It may encourage some neutrals to continue due course that wilt be followed ty a land offensive, There can be only one outcome --bilter defeat for the Finns. If Finland believes that Uncle Sam will intervene and save her because of past friendship, she KIS badly misjudged (he possibilities. Our state department has nade it clear that we expect her o emit the unholy alliance with ijilcr. Only Tuesday Secretary .lull reiterated the hope that the r inns would withdraw from this issociation. That was more than an expression of hope. It was a warning. The same is true of Britain. The British Broadcasting company has tone to the extreme of giving a 'final warning" to the Finns to accept the terms. The B.' B. C. ;ays that the alternative is the )rospect of "national suicide." One wonders whether the people of Finland as a whole really inow all the hard facts of the sit- jation, or whether they have been eft in the dark. It presumably was with this thought in mind that the B. B. C. made its appeal. granting Hitler favors--Spain for instance. Unless Finland recedes from this position at once, the immediate effect presumably "ill be a fierce bombardment of Helsinki and other cities by the red air fleet. In OPEN PROBE OF LABOR-HIRERS Claim Profits Run as High as 250 Per Cent Washington, (JP) -- Profits running as high as 250 per cent on the services of workmen hirec out to war contractors by professional "labor-hirers" have been disclosed in reports of investigators of the house military committee, H. Ralph Burton, committee counsel, said Thursday. Burton estimated in an interview that at least 25 cases of tvha he called "labor renting traffic' are being investigated throushou the country, with profits running into millions of dollars'which are charged against the governmen through cost-plus-a-fixed-fee con tracts. Because the investigations hav not been completed, he decline* to name the companies engagui in the practice, but said one o them, operating plants in Chicag and New York, had realized i 1343 a profit of 34,240,988 on th wages of men it sent out to wa industries. Wages paid by the company t its Chicago men, Burton said were 51,015,559, but the war planl engaging the workmen were bille for 53,562.191. The same compan billed New York plants for S2, 511,874 and paid only S817.517 o that amount to the men it sen out. "This company," Burton said "bills for its services at a fla CHARRED WRECKAGE AFTER TRANSPORT CRASH--Firemen search the charred wreckage of a transport plane which crashed at La Guardia field in New York. Field observers said the plane struck a fence when coming in to land. Two bodies, those of joyriding civilian mechanics, were removed from the debris. ·ate of jjo much per man-hour I and assumes all expenses." j Other companies, he added, have billed employers for as much as 48 for the services of a skilled man for Sunday work, although he worker received only a small part of it. Many of the companies, Burton claimed, operate under "names which are often misleading" and pose as organizations formed to render engineering services. By employing all available craftsmen and technicians, he explained, they obtain a corner on the skilled labor market and are able to demand exorbitant prices for their services from manLifacturers in need of skilled labor. Burton emphasized that the committee had no quarrel with legitimate concerns rendering engineering services but intended to "break up the racketeering practices of labor-renting groups which have no excuse for existence and profit at the expense of the taxpayers without aiding the war effort." IOWANS WITH MAJORITY BOYS STATE TO BE AT GRINNELL Legion Sets Dates for June 4 to 11 Des Moines, (,V) -- The 1944 Hawkeye Boys State will be conducted at Grinnell college June 4 16 11, the Iowa American Legion announced Thursday. A limit of 544 boys has been set. Speakers at this year's assembly will include President Samutl N. Stevens of Grinnell college, President Virgil Handler of the State University of Iowa, a spokesman for the federal bureau of investigation, James I. Dolliver of Fort Dodge and Major Frank Miles of the state selective service administration. The cost per boy will be S20, which will be paid by the Legion post sponsoring the boy. Washington, .(!?}--Seven Icnva j DjcrnvPr'? Rpfl nnpi-piismpn vntpd w i t h t h e tnn- J - / I O V A J V C I O 1\CU congressmen voted with the majority Wednesday when the house passed and sent to the white house the compromise soldier vote bill. The 8th, Rep. Fred C. Gilchrist, was paired in favor of the measure. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. CHEVROLET Tokens Had Been Split Sail Francisco, 3t--M. S. Max- veil, international · vice presideiv f the Butcher Workmen's union found at least part of what he sel to find--unusual marketing conditions. In one store, he fount he proprietor had been duped bj purchasers who had split 30 of the new ration tokens and coloret tn'em with lipstick. SERVICE Get Rid of Carbon in Combustion Chamber Stop Oil Pumping and Spark Plug Fouling Remove Sludge and Carbon Deposits. Clean Carbon- Coated Valves Clean Sludge- Packed Piston Rings Clean Sludge- Clogged Oil / Screen DE-SLUDGE for smoother performance--better economy-greater dependability SLUDGE RUINS CAR ENGINES . . . DE-SLUDGING" Will GIVE YOUR CAR NEW LIFE-BRING YOU All THESE BENEFITS: 1. Give you belter gasoline economy. 2. Restore complete 'lubrication to all vital parts of your engine. 3. Eliminate corrosive and damaging chemical deposits which contaminate your lubricating oil. 4. increase oil economy and in many cases eliminate oil pumping. 3. Improve Ihe smoothness of engine performance. 6. Prolong Ihe life of your engine. tUY MOtt »ONDS + * SPEED THE WCTOHr "FIRST IN SERVICE" Hopkins to Be at Mayo Clinic for Some Time Rochester, Minn., (.-f) -- Hnrr Hopkins, intimate friend oE President Roosevelt, probably ' will b at Mayo ,clinic "for some time." i clinic spokesman saill Thursday Hopkins came here i week ag from Florida for a physical cheek up, following an influenza attack He is able to be up and around ii his room. WILL SPOXSOK VESSEI San Diego, Cal., (A')--Mrs. Johi W. Haas, widow of Chief Macliin ist John William Haas, native o Sioux City, Iowa, who was kille in the battle of Midway, wil sponsor a destroyer'escort vcsse named in her husband's honor. Buy · War Savings Bon^ts am Stamps from your Glohe-Gazelt carrier boy. W H O REU Ntrr 1011) Kilur THURSDAY EVENING 6:43 Kaltcnborn 10:00 Victurv Tunes 7:IK) Coffee Time 10:15 JXows 7:30 Aldrich Family I0^" Star P'rin. R:tH) Music Hall 11:00 Sky High 8:30 Bob Burns 11:30 News 9:00 Abb. Co*ieMoli:45 Music. News 9:SO Mnrch of Time ri:0tt Miific I ' K l l k A V M O K N I M i 5:^0 Jo try Smith »:30 N'cu-5 3:« A! : Mary Lee it:45 Alien R o t h R:00 Henvmi. I to me 'JiOO Lora Uiwlou K:I5 F;trm Service D : l New? 6:30 Farm News U:3Ci Help Mate tj;43 Jerry. Zclda 3:-!5 Star Pl'yhVc. 7:00 Drcier 10:00 Road of Life 7:15 Time to ShinelO:13 Vie. Sncle 7:30 News 10:30 Brave T'nVH.-. 7:45 Uncle Stan 10:45 David Hartim 3:00 E. D.Webber 11:00 Judy. Jane 5:13 Songlciiovvs Roosevelt Polls Governors on Service Ballot Measure Sues Elliott iloosevelt ? or Divorce Fort Worth, Tex., (#)--Charg- !g "unkind, harsh and tyrunnt- :il conduct'' by Col. Elliott .oosevelt, 2nd son of the pvcsi- ent, Mrs. Faith Coogins Roose- elt filed suit Thursday in dis- ·ict court for divorce, custody of ieir 3 children and for one-half f their community property. The petition set forth that she nd Roosevelt, now with the~army ir forces in the European the- tcr, separated "on ov about Oct. , 1943," after their marriage on uly 22. 1033. The petition said: "At all times he plaintiff, v.'hile married 'to he defendant, has conducted her- elf with propriety, doing her duty is a wife and at all times treated he defendant with kindness and orebearance." But Colonel Roosevelt, the pe- ition continued, ''disregarding the ;o!emnity. of his marriage vows md his obligation to treat the )laintiff with kindness and at- --iKH S «c R CHEVROLET CO. MASON 7 CITY, IOWA THE RED CROSS IS AT HIS SIDE . . . LET'S KEEP IT THERE give more in '44 RED CROSS WAR FUND Washington, (.'P) -- The service vote bill was headed for the white louse Thurscluy, and although :here were some predictions that l would be approved by President Roosevelt the final decision mny ·est on a presidential poll ol governors. As sent to the chief executive's desk, Ihe measure is designed to compromise federal and state ballot plan differences but il is heavily laden with state controls. T h e o r i g i n a l administration measure, scored by states' rights- adherents as a "bob-tailed" ballot, provided blank spaces for the lowans Are Amply Provided for by New State Laws Des Moines, i;Pj--Iowa soldiers have been "amply provided for under state law" and have adequate time in which to vole, both the state primaries and the general election, Gov. B. B. Hickenlooper asserted. Informed that President Roosevelt was asking the governors for their opinion as to the effectiveness of the federal ballot bill in their respective states if the president should sign it into law, the governor said: "We have a'perfectly adequate absent voter's law enabling soldiers to vote for all officers, from uwusbip trustee through state of- ices to federal offices." The governor said he had not et received the president's mes- aee. vriting in of choices for presiden nd members of congress -- no tate officers. The congressionally - approvec neasure---passed by the senate, 4' o 31 and by the house, 273'to 111 --provides that state ballots mus be used by servicemen in this country. Abroad they may use tin 'etleral ballot, similar to horn voting blanks, provided they ap- ilied for a stale ballot by Sept. -md did not receive one by Oct. 1 Another provision -- and one which prompted the presidentia poll--requires that the governo of the state involved must certify jy July 14 that u=e of a federal ballot is valid under the laws of that state. In an Associated Press check of :hc governors, approximately 30 replies have been received, 21 ayine they had nut yet received he president's message and could lot comment until they had stud- ed the question more thoroughly. Five indicated that state legis- ation already provides for a serv- ce vole, one--Governor Warren f California--said the comprom- se ballot would jibe with local aws, and 4 indicated that it probably would be found satisfactory. The president had asked them o inform him: "(1) Whether the use of suppie- nentary federal ballots provided by (the) bill is in your judgment, low authorized by the lawc o: vour state, and "(2) If the use of these ballots low authorized by the laws of your state, whether in your judgment, if the bill becomes law, ,teps will -be taken to enable you to certify prior to July 15 that the use of such ballots is authorized by the laws of your state." It was expected that there might be some delay in obtaining the opinions of the governors ince the president acted before the bill was received from confess. He n o t i f i e d the state executives that copies of the measure were being airmailed to them. Although Rep. Rankin (D.-Mo..) leader of the coalition which forced main paints of the "states' rights" plan through congress over administration opposition said he did not believe that the president would veto the bill because "then there will be no absentee voting law at all." Rep llalleck, of Indiana, chairman ol the republican congressional committee charged that the president was "still playing politics." He said that Air. Roosevelt, in criticizing a previous "states rights" bill had "professed to know just what every state could do and could not do.'' He started out playing politics with tiiis very serious subject ant apparently he is still playing politics," said Halleck. Rep. Will Rogers (D.-Cal.,) sot of the late humorist and ii forme army officer himself, said he hoped Mr. Roosevelt would be "friend',' of the serviceman ant veto the bill. The "Rankin bil wrapped in cellophane,'' said Floser=, is "baloney." But Rankin's co-sponsor Rep Vursell (R.-lll.) expressed tin view that "we have prevented tin administration from v6ting tlv SPY HANGED IN BRITISH PRISON Is 14th Enemy Agent Executed in England London, (U.fi) -- Oswald, John r ob, 58 year old British-born jerman who turned nazi spy to jet out of internment but failed o achieve his mission, was tanged Thursday at Pentonville prison--the 14th enemy agent executed in Britain since the war began. He admitted his treachery after xiliee, who detained him when ic arrived from Portugal last \ovember. found secret writing materials concealed in a set of lollow keys. Job svas the 4th British subject jut to death as a spy. The others ncluded 4 Germans. 3 Dutch, 2 Belgians and 1 Swiss. A home office announcement said Job's object had been to report bomb damage and public morale, but he never had a chance to check on either. Sticks Neck Out Too Far; Is Shot in Jaw Chicago, (U.R--W i 11 i a m W. Kaske. 55, a private watchman, stuck his neck out too far Thursday morning and was shot in the jaw. Kaske was waiting for a streetcar when he saw a broken window in a tavern. He'leaned in through the opening and saw a burglary in progress. Before he could withdraw, one of the burglars fired at him. The bullet went through his j:iw and lodged in his neck. Kaske walked to his home, called the police and then went. to a hospital, where the bullet was removed. Police arrived too late to thwart the burglary. IS RATHER PARTICULAR Mcrideit, Conn., (tP)--A classified advertiser is looking for a registered nurse who is: (1) "good conversationalist, (2) versed in physical and psychic phenomena, (3) also musical with ability to speak in public." soldiers by an unconstitutional bob-tailed ballot and have made it possible for them to vote a f u l l and complete legal ballot.' COL. ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT tention. aboul a year prior to their said separation commenced a course of unkind, harsh and tyrannical conduct toward the plaintiff which continued with slight intermission until plaintiff finally separated from defendant on or about Oct. 1. 1943." Colonel Roosevelt- was "guilty of excesses, cruel treatment and outrages toward the plaintiff of such a nature as to render their living together insupportable," according to the petition. Mrs, Roosevelt is able and willing to bring up their :i children and asked custody of them with the provision that their father be permiticil · to HCC and visit the children "at all reasonable limes and hours.'' The petition iists as property owned by the couple the 1,300- acrc Dutch Branch ranch, slocks, b'onds, cattle, household property and other personal property which Mrs. Roosevelt claims to be community property and in which she asks half interest. MRS. ELLIOTT ROOSEVELT D INAH SHORE gets a lesson in the finer points of broadcasting from Wally Brown when the double-talking monologist expounds the subject on the "Dinah Shore Program" over KGLO-CBS, Thursday at 8:30 p. m., from Hollywood. Announcer Harry Von Zell, veteran of the airwaves, also is told how to behave in front of a mike. Dinah sings "It's Love, Lave, Love," "I Didn't Know What Time it Was," "Suddenly It's Spring," and "Hallelujah." Supporting her are the Joseph Lilley singers and Robert Emmett Dolan's orchestra. From New York, Cornelia Otis Skinner and Roland Young present another chapter from the married life of "William and Mary," the domestic comedy series written by Miss Skinner. * * * K AY ARMEN and Harry Cool are the vocalists on KGLO-CBS''"Here's to Romance," Thursday at 9:30 p. m. Maestro Ray Bloch and his orchestra supply the tuneful music, the "Swing Fourteen" choir swings the jive, and Jim Ameche announces. Cool is successor to Dick Haymes on this program. * + * M ETROPOLITAN Opera Tenor Donald Dame is Lyn Murray's guest on the KGLO-CBS musical show "To Your Good Health" Friday at 5:15 p. m. Dame sings "To Thee Children," "Killarney." and "Thine Alone." Murray conducts his orchestra and chorus in "Take Me Down to the Sea," by Rach- maninoff, "The Irish Jig,'' and "A Gallynure Ballad.' 7 * * * A VARIETY of capers and ruK-cuUiiiR music, by Wayne IMack and his merry crew. AValbcrz Bro\vn's orchestra, and Rcff Merridexv. is presented on! KGLO-CBS' "The Clevelandaires," Thursday at 11:05 p. m. * * * EN from the Iiidiantown Gap military reservation in the Blue mountains of Pennsylvania travel to New York to appear as guests on the "Major Bowes' Amateurs" program Thursday over KGLO-CBS at 8 p. m. June Bobbins, graduate of the major's program, and now a .successful cafe singer and former vocalist with Eddy Duchin, returns to the program as guest. M 1 HE STORY of American men held as prisoners of war in Germany and the part the^American Red Cross plays in getting them food and clothing packages from home, will be dramatized on "Service Un- ·limited" over KGLO Thursday at 7:15 p. m. An all-star cast of radio performers will handle the drama and Parks Johnson of KGLO-CBS' "Vox Pop" fame, will interview Royal-Arch Gumiison, a radio network em- ploye, who was interned by the Japanese at Manila and later repatriated home on tha Swedish liner Gripsholm. T. L. Connor, chairman of the Ccrro Gorclo county chapter of the Red Cross, will speak briefly at the conclusion of the program. * * * O UTSTANDING U. S. NAVAL ACTION IS DRAMATIZED ON KGLO-CBS' "THE FIRST LINE" PROGRAM THURSDAY FROM 9 TO 9:30 P. M. HERO OF THE ACTION APPEARS ON THE PROGRAM. * * * T RAITOROUS DR. ZE1SEL holds Nurse Ann Malone captive during the dramatization of "Young Dr. Malone" over KGLO-CBS Friday at 1 p. m. Zeisel hopes to make Ann reveal vital information, but she refuses to talk. Meanwhile, Ann's husband, Dr. Jerry Malone, and Ching Cha. are conducting a search for the missing girl. * * * M ARY MARTHA BUINEY. lyric coloratura who made her debut recently with the New York City Center Opera company, is Alfred Drake's suc-il on "Broadway Matinee" over KGI.O-CBS Friday nt P, p. m. Jim Amcche is program host and Allen Rolh conducts the orchestra. * * * O NE of Brazil's leading singing stars, Fernando Alvarez, makes a guest appearance on "Viva America" over KGLO-CBS Thursday at 10:30 p. m. Alvarez, who was starred for 5 years in Rio de Janeiro's famous Urea Casino, is credited with introducing the Brazilian sambo and marcha to neighbor republics during his many tours through Central and South America. He was heard most recently in New York with Enric Madriguera's orchestra. · KGLO-CBS DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULES · Allii cnce GKTS PROMOTION n -- Word wo=, received in i i-::Jin ' Thursday P. M. | ."·:0n -Toe EnzlclinrI Ensemble. CCS 1 -:t; KGLO Forum ."i:2."i Hours Ahead ! 5:30 Sports Camera j i:!-! The World Today, Central Electric. 1 CBS '·:"r Meaning- of Ihe News, B. F. fiood- rich Company, CftS 6:00 Te w * O f the Nation. P. O. A t. r*tterion) «:I5 Harry Jam*; and His Music Makers, Che»terrie1d3, CBS G:3Q Concert Master 6:45 War of Enterprise *:iri» N"«ne Sh»tt Escape. Palace Theater 1:15 Elecl Cruis TTogram 1::tn Friendly Time. Grain Belt Beer 8:0*1 Major Bowes' Amateurs, Chryslrr Corporation. CTIS *;" Dinah Shore. Blrdseje Food*. CBS !':W First Linr. Wrljley G«m. CBS 9:3# Here's to ftomance. Evening ID Paris. CBS 10:W Evening News Roundup, V a n c e Music Co.. P*U*riOTr) 10:20 Treasury Song Parade 10-30 Viva America. CBS I I : W New*. CBS 31:05 CleveliHidairt^ ll:"0 Kill Snyde*r Ort-J rJs brcn- C h r u t U n « r. r. .Mich- CBS n of the promotion of Clar- Sciiocnbcck lo pharmacist's male. 2nd class. He has spent the past E) months in the southwest Pacific. Off Friday A. M. fi:rjji Musical Roundup J:l*( .Morning N t «- % K»undup t Tyden Freds (Jensen) '·:'tn K«tP Time with l»Aniiint S:ir World N««. Mm«in City .Merchant!. l Dimbath) S::n Today in U»aire r»:W Clear I,ake en Ihe Air 3:15 Tips »nd! Tunes, Tidy House frod- U:':i Sans-, of Omar. Omar Flour 9:3# Open Havje. Standard Brand*. CBS 3:W Bachelor'* Children. Wonder Bread. CBS IO:W» News Dice-it, Jacob E. Decker and son* (Dimbath) lit:!--. Bible BrtadcaU. Radio Chapel 10:30 Waltz Serenade 10:1-1 H a me Tnirn News. Globe-Gaiette (Jensen) 11:0" Kate Smith SpeaM, General Food*. CBS llil.'i Mystery Melody Game 11:39 Romance ot Helen Trent. American Home Products, CBS (1:4.1 Our Gat Sunday, American Home rroduets. CBS 12:00 Job Notes 12:03 Today's Markets 12:15 The Old Timers v:::M Front Tare News. Oseo Self Service DTUS 1T*atteron 12:4.1 Meet Tlic Band t:0rt VnTinic Dr. Malftnr. flenrral r'«trt». r:ns CBS l;",n \\f Love and Leant. General inods. 1:45 Treasury Star Parade liftfl Mortrm Oownry. Coca-Cola 2:15 Mary Mailin. Standard Brands CBS H *:30 School of the- Air. CBS n-im Uroadway M a t i n e e . On-en GU*?, ens 3:-n «iU Cnslcllo and Ihrr Nrw*. CFIS -T'30 MaiLbae Rcqucil Procram 4:00 Fun with D u n n , CBS 4:,10 Sinn Along. CUE ·|:J,» American Women. Wriiclej Gum. CBS S:M» Quincy Howe and Ihe News. CBS 5:1.) T* Vour Good Health. Sqnibb Co., CBS 5:30 Sports Ciimera ,1:15 World Today. General Electric. CBS 5:*w Meaninf of the ~ews, B. F. Gaofl- ricl* Company. CBS fi;M New* of the Nation. P. G- F.. (Patterson) 6:15 Salon Music ii:3H Friendly Time. Grain Bell Beer 7:00 Kate Smith Hour, General Food*, CBS li'i.'t Grain Belt News H:CO It Pays to Be Ignorant. Pbilip Morris. CBS ft.'viT That Brewster B«y T Quaker Oat?, CBS 9:00 Moore and Dnrante, Camel Citar- et%. ens !:30 The Symphnnelte. M. r i a s I r o. Lingine \Vxtcties tii:nn K v r n i n r Newv Kottnrinp. Fir«l Nal i n n a l B n n k T*attersnn Hl:'Jrt Trrnsurv Sonp Par^dr in:a« Mt. Miniver, CDS ll:«n .Xrwv CHS j \\: r )5 Boyd RaclHirn'si OiTlicntrA, CBS i 11:20 Hay Pearls OrchcMrs. CBS j 1^:1* New,*. BS t 12;03 Sien Off I

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