Rye, Tom - Souvenirs
was promotion. report outlets up of .MASON CITY Marine Sgt. Tom Rye's Jap Articles on Display War Souvenirs Are Shown iti Window of Decker Store Here read those letter SGT. TOM RYE UPHOLD SEDIG CONVICTION Supreme Court Approve Cornstalk as Evidence DCS Moines, (.^i--The suprem court Tuesday affirmed the con viction of Albert Sedig, 55, Mo nona county farmer, on a man slaughter charge growing out o the fatal shooting of Argo Olson 45, of Whiting, Iowa, farmhand a the Sedig place, in October, 1943 In affirming the iUonona count] district court decision, the suprem court held that (he lower corn- did not err in permitting a corn stalk to be introduced in evidence is proof that Olson was shot while 11 the cornfield, running: from th defendant. The high court also ruled tha the lower court .did not err in limiting limiting the cross examination of two of the state's witnesses. Neither was the district court in error, the high court ruled, in failing failing to instruct the question ot circumstantial circumstantial evidence in the absence absence of a request lor such instruction. instruction. Sedig was sentenced Feb. 1 to an eight-year term in the state penitentiary. The shooting Jook place on a highway near "Whrting and reportedly followed a quarre between the 2 men. In another of the 17 opinions the supreme court dismissed a mandamus action brought by T. J Ryan, Carroll county treasurer, in an attempt to compel the state tax commission to Â»ay Carroll count} 53,204.73 Ryan claimed was due from the homestead tax fund. Ryan originally brought the action action in Polk county district court which dismissed it. The high cour "He i-eally got into 'em, didn' he? "Have you yet?" "He must have taken that of an officer."-. That's the kind of comment yo; may overhear passersby makin as they stop in front of one of Decker Sporting Goods window on North Federal and look at collection of war souvenirs sen by Marine Sgt. Tom Rye from island in the southwest Pacific There's a blueprint map show me underground installations o Eniwetok island. That's the item thought to have been taken fron an officer. Spread over the raaj are some writiiif materials, couple of fountain pens, quit like ours, and another--not lit ours. That, you may be told, i an opium pipe. The letters written on Ion,., sheets of snowy white, foolsca; size sheets in Japanese character with envelopes to match are real ly all right to look at--as art Knowing what they say might sen that value. A couple of small silk para chutes, one gold and one white with vc.-y delicate though strong looking strings, are not used to land paratroopers, but to lane flares timed to light upon landing Then there are some 31-ealiljc army, rifles with mounted nayo nets; a battle flag taken from it dead owner, as (he label says ash trays made from shells lha have been shot at Japs; signs flags; coins, navy insignia, etc. Something en the fancier side is a grass skirt made of long Â·ngs of tree bark highly .colored n purple, orange and yellow some Japanese fans. - Perhaps the smallest, useful article article in the collection is a tiny wooden box with a rotatin" figure-eight figure-eight lid. It, you learn eon- tains ear plugs, used by the Japs to keep their eardrums from bursting when the big guns go A certificate of clearance signed by the proper authorities carries an itemized list of the collection and may also be seen in the window. The collection was received here by Carl Rye, father of the marine sergeant, who labeled the display with placards pointing out :he various items. It was set up jy Emerson Decker, also the am- able explainer and pointer-outer n case you want to know more than you can figure out by yourself. Marine Sgt. Hye has been in service since 1940 and was first stationed in Iceland: He has been n the Pacific theater of operations operations for more than 2 years.