The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune from Muscatine, Iowa on January 1, 1942 · Page 12
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The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune from Muscatine, Iowa · Page 12

Muscatine, Iowa
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Thursday, January 1, 1942
Page 12
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12 MUSCATINE JOURNAL AND NEWS-TRIBUNE THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1942 Span of Old Bridge at Oakville Drops; Truck Submerged In River Wapello—Two men, riding in a truck loaded with corn, escaped with minor injuries when the north span of the Oakville bridge .over the Iowa river collapsed about 11 .a. in. Wednesday hurtling 1 the machine into the river bed. A Mr. Blodgett, cousin of Jack Blodgett, owner of the truck, who was.driving the machine, and Glen Taylor, also of Oakville, escaped from the cab of the truck. A car following after the truck was stopped with one of the front wheels over the end of the broken structure. The name of the driver of the machine was not learned. Louisa county hac been planning for the construction of a new road in that area but demands for steel for defense work had held up the project. The bridge was constructed 46 years ago and had served as a major link in a county graveled road. County Engineer A. W. Hin- dcrman said no repairs would be planned until a state inspector arrive to determine whether the span and bridge can be salvaged. The submerged truck was loaded with 250 bushels of corn, county offidals said. Divorce Decrees Granted Here in Year Decrease Divorces showed a decline from 1940 during the past year, according to records at the office of Clerk of Court Ballard B. Tipton. Ten decrees marked the margin of di—crence, as the number of separations granted in Musca- tinc county district court dropped from 123 in 1940 to 116 in 1941. Cuban Crop of Sugar Will Be Bought By U.S. Washington —W— The government took concrete steps Wednesday to protect American consumers against any possible sugar shortage and sky-rocketing prices by arranging to buy the bulk of the 19-12 Cuban sugar cane crop. The transaction, to be handled by the government-owned Defense Supplies Corp., was announced at a time when war in the Pacific clouded prospects of getting further supplies from the Philippine islands, normally a source of about 14 per cent of United States sugar requirements. Government authorities said the deal would make available' to the United States upwards of half its annual needs. In recent years, this country has depended upon Cuba for only about 30 per cent of its requirements. Eight divorces and one annulment were granted during December. Ai that, the record for the past year represented an average oC one divorce for about each two ' and- a half marriages performed in the county. Robert S. Cook Called in Death; Rites Saturday Robert S. Cook, former resident of Muscatinc, died Wednesday iu'£ht at Mt. -Pleasant. Mr. Cook' formerly worked in the Cook and Musser bank, predecessor o! the Muscatine Bank and Trust company, and later was employed by a firm in Chicago. He was born in Muscatiue on May 1...1873, and was the son of S. B. and Ser.y Chaplin Cool:: Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. K. P. Fritjofson of Cody, V/yo. The body was brought to Muscatine by the Fairbanks Home for Funerals and private rites .vill b« held at the funeral home Saturday afternoon with the Rev. W- B. Milne, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Ladhner Is Named Director of Hospital Group A department of public relations has been set up by Hospital Service, Inc., ,of Iowa, a message from Des Moines. reports. Mrs. Anne L. Lachner of 'H.ock Island has been named director of the new department. Mrs. Lachcer has been Quad- City representative of Blue Cross, a non-profit free-choice hospital- izstion plan, since September 1940 and has her offices at 404 Filth avenue building, Moline. Baby Bow Shoots Baby Panda Des Moines —<.'P)— William Poison o£ Des Moines was in a "satisfactory" condition today at Des Moines general hospital whore he was taken after an assailant in the back seat of his car reached forward and cut his throat. Police took into custody a man they identified as the attacker. In order to operate legally under "contact flight" regulations, planes flying 1000 feet or less above- the ground must have a minimum 'daytime visibility of one mile—two miles at night. Several Streets Designated for Young Coasters Fish Story Wins Championship of Liars Club, Inc. Burlington, Wis,— (ffi—A story of fish with a hankering to be well groomed today won the 1941 national championship of the Burlington Liars' Club. Inc.. for Roger C. Cross of "VVausau, Wis. Youngsters of Muscatine arc enjoying their first real opportunity to try out thehir new Christmas sleds. Acting quickly to safeguard the sleds and their passengers from accident, the police department this morning announced that several streets had been set aside for coasters. Streets designated by the police ns being blocked off for coasters Gilbert south from Hershey avenue: Busch south from HK-shey avenue; West Fifth from j on any of the public streets ex- Two eye-catching youngsters are Baby Bow Lum Lee and a baby panda, presented by Chinese government, to the New York Zoological Society and United China Relief. Baby Bow tries photographic skill. Broadway to Linn street; Logan street from St. Mary's cemetery to Newell avenue; Essi Ninth. street from Grand avenue to the railroad tracks and East Ninih street from Iowa avenue to Sycamore street. Boys and girls were urg^ed today not to play with their sleds cept those especially designated and to refrain from hitching behind cars or usins their sleds in any other dangerous form of tport. Motorists also were advised to be on the alert against unexpected emergencies as a result of the slippery blanket ol (Now I'll Tell One) Hulett, club president, the new champion won his crown with this tale about fishing "in the old days in the Unadilla." "One o' the 'natives accidentally spilled a bottle ol hair tonic in the river and all the fish started to grow long beards. Their beards got so long that after a 'while all we had to do -to catch them was to stick up a red and white barber pole on the bank, hang out a. copy of the Police Gazette and holler, 'next.' " One of the lew .Wisconsin men to win the honor in the 12 years the club has operated on s national scale, Cross is manager of a cheese company plant in Wausau. He succeeds Howard Amberson of Three Forks, Mont, as "world champion liar" and will receive what Hulett describes as a •'diamond studded gold medal." Hulett said about 50 per cent License Suspended for Iowa Operator Washington—(/Ft—The communi- O cations commission said Wednesday it- bad suspended the amateur radio operator's license " 61 Eugene Seevers, Jr., of Clinton, la... for communicating with a r ~) foreign station. • Officials' explained that the. contact did not involve subversive activity but merely was a technical violation of rules during the war. They declined to name the foreign station. -\ 11th Victim of Blast Identified Burlington, la. — (if) — A body _~) identified as that ol Dwight Strawhacker, 20, Burlington, wax recovered Wednesday in tl s ruins of the melt load building 3t the Iowa ordnance plant here, scene ^) of a disastrous blast Dec. 12. Coroner R. 0. Giles announces. This brings the number of identified dead jo 11. Two others are' still missing. snow fa;ling on the city during i of the entries had a war angle the night. such as that of Francis Pesek, East Jordan, Mich,: "Last week my cousin. Doris, attended a party. She came home wearing anikleis. The anti-Japanese sentiment wa« so strong that he: 1 silk stockings shrank from fright." Trial of Moscow Bridge Action to Resume on Jan. 12 Trial of the Moscow bridge injunction suit of Henry D. Camp against the Muscatine county board of supervisors -and the Muscatine Hide and Metal Co.. was continued until Monday, Jan. j 12, after recessing Wednesday- afternoon. Judge W- W. Scott of Davenport is to be here at that time for the wind-up of the case which has been under,way before him in district court here since Monday. SALE LASTS 8 DAYS ONLY! JANUARY 2nd THROUGH JANUARY 10th! HURRY! Issuance of License Plates Nearing 2,800 Close to 2,500 Muscaiine county car owners procured 1942 license plates for their machines during December, with registrations stopping just short of this mark Wednesday afternoon at the office oi County Treasurer A. J. Nicholson. Registrations totaled 2,796 by that time, representing an increase of more than 400 over fig- j ures for the same month ago. Considerable work lies ahead for January, however, for employees in the motor vehicle division of the treasurer's office if most of the cars in operation in the county in 1941 are to be licensed before the Jan. 31 deadline. Motorists have the month of January remaining in which to secure their licenses without payment of any penalty. *<*"'* ;£A K Fishermen might try their luck at Trout, Louisiana, or Trout, West Virginia. GIRIS' $4.98 and $5.98 Juat 141 Hurry! Some with fur trim. All wool* or wool with rayon. Sizes T to 14. WOMEN'S $9.98 & $10.98 Coats "50 Sports coals for IS lu<#y women! Fleeces, tweeds, some with rayon. I2--M. WOMEN'S $12.98 COATS, now On.y S ol these sports coats left! Fine woolens, some with rayon. 12-1-1. Before and After Tire Retreading! WOMEN'S $74.98 COATS, now 1150 sports and d.-ess coats! Even fur t -ins! All "wool or wool With rayon. 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