The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 6, 1944 · Page 22
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January 6, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

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X* 'rf 22 Thursday, J»n. 6, 1M1 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ELECTRIC CO-OP EXTENDS LINES; Farmer Can Now Obtain Service to Boost Food · Thompson -- The Winnebago - Rural Electric Co-operative Association, Thompson, completed 4 years of supplying electric service "to farmers and other rural consumers in this area Monday. Since the co-operative's lines were first energized in 1940, it has brought electricity at cost to 1,348 consumers who now are able to use power to help increase production o£ food for the war. .War Production Board regulations since January, 1943, have authorized the connection to rural power lines of.' nearby farms able to use electrical equipment in livestock, dairy and poultry production. Farms conencted to the co-operative's lines under the WPB : regulations use water pumps lor livestock, chick brooders, and ·other electrical labor-saving and food production devices. In. 1943 the co-operative built 25 miles of "rural electric extensions to serve 59 farmsteads. The co-operative already has on 'file an additional 100 farm appli-. cations for service which will be built in 1944 in order to help the farmers produce more food with less labor. It is necessary for the farmer to become certified by the ·local county war production board (before the co-operative is allowed to extend its service. The farmer has to show that by the use of electricity he will be able to produce more food for the war effort. The co-operative is attempting to build these extensions as quickly as possible in addtion to its regular line of maintenance along its 600 miles of line already in operation. Albert Spaulding to Go Abroad for Duty With Special Services Branch Washington, (U.R)--The office o£ ivar information announced that Albert Spalding, the noted American violinist and composer, will go abroad shortly for special services in the psychological warfare branch-of the allied forces headquarters. Spalding will serve as an assistant and counsellor to the civilian head of PWB in the Italian theater of operations. The OWI said that he was selected because of his intimate knowledge of the Italian people and their current political and so- cial problems. He lived for many years on the continent. During World war 1, Spalding joined the aviation corps, served in Italy, and was commissioned a first lieutenant.. Coodell--Eliza Cashman received word from her nephew, Sgt. Mervin Sullis'an, that he is in the medical corps in an array camp hospital in Arizona. WINS LIARS CLUB CONTEST --A story about some fantastic Maryland mosquitos which have so much of his blood in their bodies that they seud him a card on Father's day earned for Set. Ba r o i t - -S, · Fonnesbeck (above). the title of "world's champion liar of 1913," it was announced Dec: 31 by the Burlington, Wis., Liars club. Ser; geaut Fonnesbeck's story was judged best of 6,000. entered. in the contest. War Design to Hold Spot in Art Show Iowa City--Emphasis for the second year will be placed upon "War Design" as a class of entry in the state high school art exhibition sponsored by the University of Iowa. Date of the annual affair is March 26 through- April - 9.. with entries in the 8 classes due March 21, Prof. Edna Patzig of the art department has announced.. . . "Although most of the pieces made by high school students lor the war effort have been put to immediate use and many'are riot available for exhibition, it hoped that entries will show the adaptability of the art 'department in meeting vital needs," Prof. Patzig said. Because persons' cannot- travel to the university for a regular art conference, a radio affair will be held April 1, with art educators and critics as speakers. 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