Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 16, 1948 · Page 37
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 37

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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Mason City Calendar THUK8DAY—Plyground stunt night at 8 p. m.. East park bandshell. JULY 17-1*—8th annual North Iowa horse show, fairgrounds, 8 p. m. JULY 29—Community Chest budget hearings. Y. W. C. A.. 3 p. m. AUG. 2-*—Restaurant operators short course, at Eadmar. AUG. 2-1S—Summer term, Rcisch School of auctioneering. AUG. «, 7 tad »—Junior Legion state baseball tournament. AUG. 4, 7 and 8—Governor's days at Clear Lake. AUG. 21-21—Junior Legion Regional baseball tournament. AUG. JS-SS—Mason City high school and Junior college registration, Mason City high school. 8 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5 p. m. AUG. SO —Mason City schools open. SEPT. S-7—North Iowa fair. SEPT. 26-27—Iowa State Jewelers association convention. HERE IN MASON CITY Visit ?ayne's Color Bar. O'Brien Paints at Shepherds. "Insurancewise." Let George or Bob Harrer do it Phone 321. Wall washing by machine. Ph. 812. Glass Wax for easy cleaning. Get it at Boomhower Hdw. Dctv Flake Basement Dryer. Boomhower Hardware. A 2nd supply of Swedish Commemorative stamps has been received by the Mason City post- office. Major Ambulance Service, auto or air. Phone 511. Rag rugs woven to order. 724 South Penn. Phone 1950-W. Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. O., Km. 64, Hanford Hotel. Phone 2960. 1st class painting in and out. Ph. 3298W. Baldwin Acrosonio pianos. See this remarkable instrument. Forest Jacobs, Piano Tuner. Ph. 3561. Laundrite will close this Friday only at noon and will resume regular hours on Saturday. Rummage sale Fri. p. m. and all day Sat. at Labor Temple above Ford Hopkins. The Rural Women of Cerro Gordo Co. Silage Equals Pasture Grass Feed Value Reported on Par at Iowa State Ames, —A pound of grass silage Is about equal in feed value to a pound of pasture grass on a dry matter basis, A. R. Porter, Iowa State college dairy husbandryman, said Thursday. Porter declared the place for grass silage in the dairy cow's ration at this time of the year is as a pasture supplement. Farmers who put up grass silage can either start feeding it immediately or use it later when it is most needed, he said. Compared with corn silage, legume silage is relatively high in protein and low in energy, Porter added, suggesting that more supplemental grain and less protein be fed with grass silage than with corn silage. He said there is little danger of cows getting too much silage when it is self-fed in bunks, adding that dairy cows will readily consume 3 pounds of grass silage for every 100 pounds live weight. Minnie C. Taplin Rites Held; Burial at Miles Cemetery Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie C. Taplin, 82, who died Monday following a long illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at Miles, Iowa, with the Rev. Elmer Whyte officiating. Clifton Krabbcnhcjft played selections on the piano and solovox. Pallbearers were Fred Krabbenhoft, Seymor Watts, Werner Jepson, Theodore Muhl, William Cook and William Hansen. Earl Paup'was the usher. Burial was at the Miles cemetery. The Patterson-James funeral home in charge. No More Glare Boston, (U.R)—Glareless automobile headlights are to be seen on highways everywhere scon, according to a Cambridge scientist. Dr. Sdin H. Land says use of a new polarizer can do it. Containing only carbon and hydrogen, the new polarizer "combs out" the glare. Mason Cityan Recalls He Disobeyed Pershing Command The death of Gen. John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American expeditionary forces In World war I caused many a veteran of that struggle—in Mason City and elsewhere—tp call to mind dramatic incidents connected with their meeting and seeing this famous soldier. Gen. Hanford MacNider, who rose to the rank of colonel in World war I, had contacts with General Pershing both in the army and as assistant secretary of war, in which capacity he served in 1925-28. The Mason Cityan also had numerous meetings with General Pershing in the early national conventions of the American Legion. Disobeyed Command Once Colonel MacNider disobeyed a command by Pershing, telling the general he took orders only from his division commander. Colonel MacNider, who became a brigadier general vhile serving in the Pacific theater of World war II, still remembers vividly the automobile used by General Pershing back in France in 191718. That famous Locomobile, which carried the 4 stars of commanding general, was later assigned to MacNider while he \vqs secretary of war. The Mason Cityan well remembers his first sight of this tremendous piece of mechanism that probably by now has found its way to the Smithsonian institute. Sloughing along ahead of a 50 men platoon in one of the back roads of the Chateau Thierry sector, MacNider pulled his men into a wet ditch to let the car of the general pass, which it did at tremendous speed. Took Mud in Face As he passed the platoon, General Pershing turned to the sjde in order to give the proper salute and in doing so took a big dash of mud and water from the roadside square in his face, much to the hilarity of this 9th infantry platoon. One story that the 2nd division, with which Col. MacNider served, always relished at reunions, concerns an incident connected with the review of the division by Gen. Pershing following the Armistice, Nov. 11, 1918. This took place on the Heights of Vallendar back of Castle Ehrenbreitstein, just across the Rhine from Coblenz, headquarters of the American forces during occupation in Germany in the first World war. General Was Late The division, 30,000 strong, had been marched to this famous prewar German parade ground the night before the review was to take place and the early morning hours were spent in getting the outfit shined up for the inspection by the commander-in-chief. Daylight came, hours rolled by and still no "Blackjack" Pershing appeared on the scene although the division had been put in place hours before ready for the review. Finally, well into the middle of the forenoon, the huge black Loco- mobile^showed up. Amid the smoke of saluting cannon Gen. Pershing left his car for a waiting charger and rode out to watch the famous division pass in review. lie Was Impatient Hurried and impatient he directed that all formalities be dispensed with and that the 30,000 soldiers be moved past him immediately. A division in review formation, however, cannot be commanded .by the human voice and Col. Mac- Nider, then division adjutant, wtfit through the motion of "publishing the orders," which was the agreed signal for the start of the ceremony. Gen. Pershing, accustomed to complete obedience, took the Mason City officer to task, irately demanding an explanation. Col. MacNider hesitated only a | moment before he told the head of the A. E. F. that he took orders only from his division commander. Recalled Incident In the years that followed the general was fond of recalling this incident and let no Legion or other gathering go by without bringing to mind the back talk he used to get from some of his subordinates. As strict a disciplinarian as the * # Let $39,922 Contract for Heating Unit , To Rebuild Mains to High School, Lincoln A contract for rebuilding the exterior heating mains and the vacuum pump from the central school heating plant to the high school and Lincoln buildings was let at a spacious meeting of the Mason City school board Wednesday afternoon. The low bid of $39,922 by the Bishop Welding company, Carlisle, was accepted. The price may vary according to the amount of stone excavation, according to the terms of the contract. Two other bids were received: Carstens Brothers, Ackley, $52,891, and Mechanical Constructors, Davenport, $46,744. The work is to be started as soon as materials are received for the construction. It can continue during the school year since the new mains will parallel the old and can be connected to the heating plant during a weekend, Supt. Lawrence H. Shepoiser explained. Ma*«u City Globe-GueUe, Mason CUy. I>. July 15, 1948 19 No. 37 in Series — Fathers and Sons Working Together in Mason City MACNIDER WITH PERSHING—Col. Hanford MacNider as division adjutant of the 2nd division is shown reading the citations' as General John J. Pershing places the decorations on those who have distinguished themselves. The incident took place while the division was occupying- Germany, following The Armistice of World war I in 1918. Immediately back of MacNider is General Dickman, commander of the American armies in Germany. Mason Township 4-H Members Entertain The Mason township Farm Bureau will hold its regular meeting at the Portland hall Saturday evening with a program by the 4-H boys and girls. It will start at 8:30 p. m. The club members will sell refreshments after the meeting, according to Floyd Hockaday, the director. Family Habit Newton, Mass., (U.R) — At the same district court session, $5 fines for overnight parking were paid by Mrs. Evelyn Fitzgerald; Richard, her son and Eleanor, her daughter. Globe-Gazette Photo IN THE MOTOR PARTS BUSINESS — Bill Hathorn, shown at left, and William H. Hathorn, pictured above examining a spray gun that is included in the stock of their firm, the Hathorn Motor Parts company, are another father and son team. The elder Mr. Hathorn, after graduation from a Mason City business college, entered the garage business locally in partnership with his brother, Charles E. Hathorn, in 1906. He purchased his brother's interest in the concern in 1914, and operated this establishment until he founded the Hathorn motor parts company at its present location, 105 1st S. E., in 1931. Following graduation from the Mason City high school, and attendance at the local junior college, Miami university at Oxford, Ohio, and the University of Iowa, Bill Hathorn actively entered the business in 1932. He has been continuously associated with the firm since that date with the exception of a 3 year period as flight instructor in cadet schools of the army air corps. "William H. Hathorn is a member of the Rotary club, the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, and the Country club, while the son is affiliated with S. A. E. fraternity, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions club and the Country club. United States army had ever known, he bore the reputation among troops as being fair and that is alL that any soldier asked from his superior officer. Col. MacNider recalled the difficulty both he and Gen. Pershing experienced when the general of the American armies came to pay his respects to the new assistant secretary of war, who technically held the higher rank. They Compromised Gen. Pershing, military and correct to the last degree, would not be seated until the acting secretary was down, while MacNider, who still looked upon Gen. Pershing as his commanding general, would not sit down until the general was seated. It was a quarter of an hour before there was a compromise by which they managed to sit down together. Shortly after this Gen. Pershing was retired although he continued to hold his full rank as general of the arrm'. And as the years passed he became what he termed himself a "buck private" in the American Legion, in which organization he was alv/ays tremendously interested. Pie took an active part in Legion activities as a member of George Washington post in Washington. The story about the general's habitual uncertainty of arrival at such formations as division reviews had an amusing sequel at the national convention of the American Legion at New Orleans in 1922, presided over by Mac- Nider, then national commander. Gen. Pershing arrived at the convention early in the hopes that lie could make his appearance and then take advantage oC the New Orleans hospitality that was proffered him on all sides. At the time of his arrival the convention was deadlocked in a violent controversy over the proposed demand by many state delegations for the resignation of Colonel Forbes, President Harding's personal friend and head of thu veterans bureau. Future Policy at Stake Inasmuch as it was apparent the Legion's whole future policy in the matter of rehabilitation of veterans was at stake in this discussion, Commander MacNider, knowing that after Gen. Pershing's talk a large number of the delegates would stray out of the session, refused to call the general to the platform until the matter was settled. The commander of the A. E. F. was finally introduced and proceeded to tell the 15,000 veterans in front of him that he had arrived 2 hours before and had been kept there cooling his heels all this time. He Told General The general explained that he had come in the perfect attire with boots, decorations and Sam Brown belt all shined up and his uniform in. that spotless condition with which every old cavalryman greets the day. He felt, he said, that he had been shabbily treated. He had been ready for inspection and he had not been allowed to be inspected, he told the veterans. There was complete silence in the huge hall after the general had thus pronounced his complaint. Then sudc'enly • i the back of the hall the \rernendous voice of a buck private was heard: "Then you know how we felt." It took 10 minutes to quiet the pandamonium that followed. * **/£§« FOK&HOHE COOKED FOOD FOUNTAIN TEA ROOM CHOCOLATE NDAE FO* COOt cuss &CHICKEN SERVED ON TOAST POINTS' WITH FRENCH FRIES- TOSSED VEGETABLE iSALAD WITH FRENCH DRESSING SERVED EVERYDAY 1 S P M TO 7 P M. 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