The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 28, 1943 · Page 12
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 28, 1943
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12 THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1943 TELEPHONE BILL IS INTRODUCED Propose Rate Control Be Given to Cities DES MOINES, UP)--Echoes of Ihe Iowa telephone rate controversy that 'reached even into the halls of congress last year were heard in the Iowa legislature Thursday when a bill was introduced to give cities control over Hie telephone rates in their communities. The bill would give cities and towns a right to regulate telephone rates within their corporate limits. At present there is no statutory provision giving municipals ties any voice over the rates charged by telephone utilities. * * * Representative Albert Steinberg (R.-Ames), one o£ the sponsors of the bill, said it was designed to give communities the same control over telephone rates that they now have over gas, electric and water fees. Under the bill, Steinberg said, no utility could increase telephone rates in an Iowa community without permission of the council. . * * * A similar bill was introduced in the house two years ago but died m a committee. At that time, telephone companies, opposing the bill, contended that town and city councils were not qualified to pass on telephone utility rates while proponents of the plan contended councils were as well qualified to pass on telephone rates as on gas water and electric fees.. ' Last year telephone rates in MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE many Iowa communities were raised 15 per cent. Widespread protests, some of which were echoed by Iowa senators and congressmen in Washington, resulted in the utility companies voluntarily rescinding the rate boost. Besides 'Steinberg the bill is s p o n s o r e d by representatives John S. Heffner (R.-Webster Citv) and Harvey J. Long (R.-Clinton). Buy U.S. War Bonds "SALADA" Rules Irk Drivers of Indiana Schoo} Buses INDIANAPOLIS, 1 Ind.. U.f-- There may be some 250,000 kids in Indiana who wil lenjoy a "holiday" from the classroom while the ODT works out the kinks in its program. That many children, who ride on 7,000 bus routes; will be prevented from going _to school, should-there be a mass self-imposed layoff of drivers. Representatives - of: the Indiana Bus Drivers Association told Robert S. Wyatt', secretary of the Indiana State Teachers Association,that many school bus drivers have threatened to quit in -protest to ODT regulations. ' ' These edicts, designed to conserve tires and gas, work what many drivers consider to be unjust hardships. One regulation, due to enter effect Feb. 1, will require the drivers to leave buses parked near the first stop on each route. Another ODT ruling, which the drivers dislike, prohibits them from going off main highways to pick up children on side road FUR TRIMMED COATS as low as UNTRIMMED COATS as low as 12 MANY WINTER COATS at ft PRICE When you invest in o winter coat for rhe duration you want finest quality-you want your of plenty b e fore you decide. Here they are-reolly superb quality coot with lastmg style-coots that will give you years of warmth, wear and fine appearance for now and seasons to come. i WINTER SUCCESS DRESSES - 41 0 r Q n « n clearance prices and where a large selection awaits you. WILL PONDER PAHS-GO PL AN Hearing to Start Tuesday in Committee WASHINGTON, (£)--H o u s e committee hearings will begin Tuesday on pay-as-you-go tax plans, separating this subject from the general tax problem in the hope of putting many income tax payers on a current collection basis for at least a part of 1943. Chairman Doughton (D-N. Car.) announced also that the ways and means committee would meel Friday to consider his bill to raise the national debt limit from $125,000,000,000 to $210,000,000,000, and a favorable report was expected forthwith. The chairman said general tax matters, including a presidential request for $16,000,000,000 revenue in addition to the $35,000,000,000 expected f r o m present laws, probably would be considered after a pay-as-you-go measure was put on the president's desk. Doughton and Senator George (D-Ga.), "chairman of the senate finance committee, have jointly admonished that any pay-as-you- go legislation would not remove the necessity of taxpayers filing their,returns by March 15, as required by present law. Preliminary to the committee session, Representative Robertson (D-Va.), member of the tax framing body, sugested a plan calling for erasure o£ lower-bracket 1942 income taxes and imposition of a 20 per cent withholding levy on current incomes (after allowable deductions) of all taxpayers. This was a modified %'ersion of _ proposal by Beardsley RumI, chairman of the federal reserve bank of New York, to skip, all 1942 individual income taxes, high as well as low brackets, -in attaining a pay-as-you-go basis. Doughton is vigorously opposed to general forgiveness of 1942 obligations. Labor Turnover Is Reduced 50 Per Gent by Louisville Plant LOUISVILLE, Ky..(U.PJ--Louis- ville's job stabilization plan Will serve as a blue-print for the rest of the nation, according to Special War Manpower Assistant Sunday Liverwright who has been studying the situation. . Liverwright said that ."Louisville has done one of the outstanding jobs of placing its manpower situation under control that we enow o£ in the country." The job stabilization plan has reduced, the turnover of war plant employment by 50 per cent in the last-two .months. As a result, Liv- erwright said, the production of war materials has been speeded up "considerably. 1 * The war manpower assistant said, "Certain aspects of the Louisville plan (which has been carried out under the direction of Harry H. Hansbrough. Jr.,) undoubtedly will be adopted in some 20 other areas which arc faced with similar problems in employment turnover." Liverwright reported his findings to Paul V. McNutt, war manpower commissioner. SAY LUFTWAFFE IS WEAKENING Red Reports Discoun t Nazi* Reserve Theory L O N D O N , - OP)--The British view that the German air force is short of planes and trained personnel, and is-forced to conserve fuel to meet future allied offensives,.has been confirmed by authoritative soviet reports from the Russian battle.fronts. The best informed soviet and British sources discount the theory: of many British! observers that the luftwaffe is striving desperately to protect its armies in Russia and yet, at the same time, reserving heavy bombers for the fight in the west. . x These sources believe that it is simply a case of the luftwaffe not being as strong as it used to be. If Hitler had the planes,* these ob- "Gas" Sticker Mark Matches Bible Verse COLUMBUS, Ohio. (U.P.)--Bibli- cal interpretations were placed on t h e "Rev.. 10-1-42" notation which appeared on gasoline ration stickers here. OPA officials said it was a printer's mark, meaning "revised Oct. 1, 1942." But Biblical students said H could stand for Revelations, 10th Chapter, verses 1 to 42. The second verse of the 10th chapter of Revelations reads: "And he had in his hand a little book open/' That's t h e motorist, t h e y claim, driving into the filling station these days with his ration book. Small Bi-Plane Used as Hospital SJiip in Pacific SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUINEA-- Staff Sgt. N. D. Maxwell, of Claire, Mich., pilots the world's most unusual hospital ship -- a small bi-plane used to fly wound- cc! American servicemen from mist-laden jungles to base hospitals. In a land where Ihcrc are no roads, only slippery footholds through toworins mountains, it would take clays to bring out casualties over existing trails. But Maxwell shuttles back and forth in less than hour. The field where Maxwell lands was constructed by soldiers who used their bayonets to cut back abundant growths of kunai grass, and hardened beneath the feet of i American troops who used it as a | parade ground. Bright red crosses are painted on the wings and fuselage of the plane and Maxwell says he has yet to be molested by zeros. The plane carries only casualties, medical supplies, and Red Cross material. Not even mail is permitted as cargo. Maxwell has flown bales of surgical dressings prepared by American Red -Cross volunteers into the Pacific war zone. FROM s l i T H PACIFIC Henrietta Janning of Storm Lake received a grass skirt, the gift ot her brother, Paul, located somewhere ' in the South Pacific with the armed forces. The green, yellow, rose and white skirt was made for Henrietta by a girl on the, island. SENATE BEAUTY QUEEN --Jeanne Leo, 21, a Dvsart blond whose father is a state senator and whose' boy friend is m the marines, is the reigning beauty of the 1943 Iowa.state senate, elected Tuesday by the senate pages She is committee clerk for her father, Senator R V Leo (R-Dysart). ' " servers point out, he never would have allowed the Soviets to gain air supremacy. Gone are the summer days when the luftwaffe was numerically stronger than the red air force and blitzed soviet cities and lines of communication. All losses were brushed aside then, and the luftwaffe cared little about saving gasoline-- it was on the way to newer and better oil fields Now the Russians tell of trapped nazi troops with virtually no air protection, and since the beginning of their winter offensive the red airforce has steadily gained air superiority. DRAWN SHADES HELP MINNEAPOLIS (U.FJ -- Because warm air chills quickly when it comes in contact with colder window surfaces shades and Venetian blinds should be drawn at night and as much as possible during the day. This is the advice of engineers of the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co., who have just completed a survey of methods of wartime fuel conservation. BUSS "BARRYMOKE'S PUB" i HOLLYWOOD, Cal., (U.PJ--Sam- uel O. Sprager and wife, who purchased the home of the late John Barrymore, have brought a damake suit for $4,925 against Mrs. Elaine Barrie Barrymore, the actor's widow, for the · alleged removal of various articles from the premises. What they deplore the most is the removal of a wrought- iron sign which read: "Barry! more's Pub." Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. COLLECTS 1W LBS. OF FAT WORCESTER, Mass., ( ning the war has become" a. personal project to 10 year old Camp Fire Girl Martha Sundin of Worcester. In one week she collected, by means of a door-to-door-can^ vass of her neighborhood, 1 · ioo pounds of fat which- she toted -to her storekeeper in her doll carriage. The little girl's solo-effort in behalf victory featured the first week of a grease salvage contest sponsohed by the Worcester Camp Frre Girls.. 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