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January 12, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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Wednesday, Jan. U, IMS 3 MASON riTV GLOBE-GAZETTE Must Harness All for War, Says Wilson . Stating that the United States must harness its tremendous energies to the tasks of peace as skillfully as it has to the tasks of war, Ralph J. Wilson, radio representative of San Juan-Marne post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, pointed out on the KGLO Forum Tuesday evening that the people can bring about the action by letting representatives in congress know how they feel. "In talking with our congressmen, we must make them understand that we -want a firm, solid basis for peace, and that economic opportunity and security for veterans is one of the prime requirements for such security," Mr. Wilson said. It w»s pointed out that If the war has taught this country noth- mt else, It has proved that widespread unemployment Is almost always a prelude to disorder and war. "Let's keep our sights trained on the objectives we know we must achieve to ensure peace: opportunity and security for demobilized soldiers, so that they may play their part in the development of America, and understanding and security in international relations," he said. "Today there is a quiet confidence among the members of the united nations. All of us know that we have a hard road to travel before we can achieve final victory. There still remain many sacrifices to be made. But, we came to the 'end of the beginning' last May when Italy collapsed. Soon, we hope, we. shall see the beginning of the end. But we must not be deceived by prospects of victory into believing that victory will automatically solve all our difficulties," Mr. Wilson stated. . He concluded by saying that if the people of this country are true to their heritage they will not shrink from responsibilities. "Let us then," he said, "in the finest American tradition, begin now to make plans for the great job that lies ahead." CHURCH ELECTS Chapin--At the annual meeting of the Congregational ladies' aid society the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Ira peam; vice .president, Miss Alice McCUntock; secretary, Mrs. C. H. Barney; assistant secretary, Mrs. C. G. Hemm; treasurer, Mrs Frank Burwell. ·MONTGOMERY WARD w« I ! omens misses and girls Coats DRASTICALLY REDUCED IN WARDS JANUARY Clearance! 14.98 AND 16.98 COATS IN CLASSIC ·Ivies for women and misses. Now . ||50 19.98 PURE WOOL CASUAL COATS fot women and misses. Priced to clear! Cites Post - War Jobs Problem POINTS NEED OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION Small Districts Result in Lack of High School Education in Rural Area Iowa is at the top of the nation's list as far as percentage of literacy is concerned but it has a woeful record of high school educational opportunities, according to Doctor Floyd W. Reeves of the University of Chicago. Iowa probably is also the 2nd most wasteful state In the union with its educational funds, he suggested, listing his own state of Illinois as worst. The reason for both criticisms was laid directly on the small school district system in the 2 states by the Chicagoan, recognized as the foremost authority in the U. S. on rural education. lowans think they retain democracy by keeping: control of the educational system In the hands of small local boards, be suggested, but he sees nothing democratic about the farmers paying for the education of persons who migrate to the nation's larger population centers.' None of the large cities have a sufficiently high birth rate to maintain their population, he pointed out; they increase in size because of the movement of farm population to the city. "To retain democratic education for your small children, you have lost control of the education at the high school level," he told farm residents at the afternoon session. Half of the Iowa boys and girls of high school age never get to high school, he pointed out The percentage of those in cities is much higher than those on farms who attend high school, he added. Doctor Reeves advocated a county school district organization as the most efficient and desirable. Farmers should have representation so that they can help provide adequate vocational training for then- boys and home economics training for their girls, he added. v State and federal aid for the education systems is an essential part of the reorganization, he admitted, but added that there was no need to fear control from Washington, D. C., if proper plans were made now to keep that con trol at home. A 50 per cent subsidy from th state would equalize opportunit for city and rural children. I must be distributed on the bas of need, he added, considerin both the ability to pay and th number of children. The greatest danger educatio l«s faced in many generations i "VJ: «hool district organizatio will be frozen on the present plan This will be done by the nostwa construction of schools, if prone Plans are not made now, h warned. "By a planned program we ca have federal aid without undesir able federal control," he sue Bested. "And we will have federa aid, regardless." COMPANY ELECTS Joice -- The annual businei meeting of the Home Mutual Tel ephone company was held Satur day afternoon at the Larson rura school. Officers elected were- Hal vor A. Brecke, president; Oti rweed, vjce president; Art Heim dal, secretary; Theodore Ramsey treasurer; Martin Tweed, Andre\ Felland and Gust Gustafson di rectors. ' War Savings Bonds and stamps from your Globe-Gaxett carrier boy. 9.9» AND 10.98 CASUAL COAT5 for women and misses . . . now priced at 6 50 9.98 C O A T S FOR GIRLS . . . GAY styles for sizes 7 to 14. Now . . . 350 ****** *** «·*· *·»... y M ontgomery ___Ward EXCEPTIONALLY FINE GROUP OF FURS Drastically Reduced in Wards January Fur Clearance REGULARLY '89 77 HM 10% Federal NOW The yeor'* leading furs! Coney ombre- Wended into glistening silver and soble fonej .. raccon-dyed opossum.. gleaming sealer beaver-dyed coney 1 Many with deep turn-back cuffs. See them today t Sizes 12 to 44. ran iwy M«r M Wwfc Federal Are. Telephone SfiO, SSI oritgomery Ward FORMER HEAD OF LABOR SUPPLY IN U, S, IS SPEAKER Plan Now or Face Wors Unemployment in U. S. History, He Warns The United States will need job for 17,000,000 persons when th war ends and could have the wors unemployment problem in the his tory of the nation unless a grea deal of planning is perfecte meanwhile according to Docto Floyd W. Reeves, former U. S. di ~ector of labor supply. The bulk of the jobs needed will have to come from private in dustry, the University of Chicago professor told his listeners at ! sessions here Tuesday sponsoree by the county superintendent o schools and the Farm Bureau. There is a huge backlog of civilian needs and purchasing power which will push the conversion in industry from war to civilian production, he admitted, but it will take approximately 2 years after the end of the war for the conversion to be completed. The 2 year interim will be crucial for several reasons, Doctor Reeves pointed out. Stoppage o: war production will throw approximately 4 million persons ou' of work overnight, he explained In addition, the men and women in the armed forces are to be demobilized as quickly as possible Those demobilized must have some kind of job to step into, he declared, explaining part of the 96 point program which he, as hairman of a committee from i .lumber of government agencies helped to prepare for the president. The. 2 year interim must be taken up largely by public works lie suggested, and local communities must have ready worthwhile projects which will result in lasting social gains. "We must have no nude-work, boondoggling program this time," he warned. Among the 96 points in the committee program some of which now have been submitted as a bill n the senate of the United States he listed four in particular: 1. Veterans of the armed services are to be given 3 months furlough with pay in which to try to rehabilitate themselves. 2. Social security benefits must extended to members of the armed forces, particularly unemployment compensation. 3. Old age compensation must be broadened so that increased numbers of older workers wil: leave the labor market 4. Several million members of ihe armed forces and young people who have left schools to work in war industries must b« induced and assisted to return to school. "We are accumulating a terrible leficit of education," he asserted 'We have at least 5 million less persons in schools now than in 1940." "The war isn't over unti! the ncn in uniform are back in jobs," ie declared in answer to a q_ues- ion from the audience during the evening session. "Rehabilitation of service men and workers is part of the cost of the war." He pointed out that even the stupendous program planned by he committee would cost less if ederally financed than the war costs for only 6 weeks. He added that he does not fear a federal debt of 300 billion if the nation has full employment. The national income for 1944 is estimated at ISO billion "but we do not dare to let the national income all back to the pre-war level of 40 billion." Legion of Merit Medal Awarded to Brother of Mrs. R. W. Fischbeck Mrs. R. W. Fischbeck, 1125 West State, has had word that her irother, Comdr. Paul G. Osier, U. . navy, has been awarded the -egion of Merit medal for "excep- ionally meritorious conduct" pre- umably in action during the bat- le of Attu. The action took place ast spring but the citatiop has ust caught up with him. The citation stated that he had erformed "outstanding services p the government of the United States as commanding officer of a I. S. warship during an engage- nent with an enemy submarine n the Attu island area of the Aleutians. 'Comdr. Osier," continued the Station, "skillfully maneuvered his vessel for maximum striking power and, in co-ordination with nother destroyer and a navy eon- rol plane, succeeded in forcing he enemy vessel to the surface viih repeated depth charges and, ngaging it with gunfire, probably estroyed the hostile craft. "Through Comdr. Osier's comprehensive knowledge and the uperb efficiency of his command he vessel aided materially in the ucccss of the Attu operations in rogress at that time," concluded he citation. Comdr. Osier has been in the ervice since he was graduated rom Annapolis naval academy in 932. Besides Mrs. Fischbeck here e has another sister, Mrs. Charles 3. Willming, Springville, Iowa. Incidentally, Mrs. H e r m a n Cnudson, 24 15 S. E., had a letter ecently from her son, Ensign Ted Cnudson, stating that his and Os- ers ships had been side by side omewhere in the Pacific. Ensign nudson had recognized the name f Osier's ship. The ancient -Romans had skyscrapers. , . *·' · MONTOOMtkY WAR0 Your first Spring dress.. ." and your favorite I Strikingly lovely, surprisingly practical ... for you'll wear it the whole Spring and Summer! SoWy draped one- and two-piece styles] ... in black or navy. All sites ... including half sizes I 7.98 .ontgomefy -Ward

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