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January 13, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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12 Thursday, ton. IS, 1M4 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE U. Si Handling of Soldier Vote Favored , Denver --By a preference of 2 to 1, the; public favors federal rather than state responsibility for soldier balloting in the elections next November, according to last-minute: results of a nation-wide spot- check ' survey by the- National Opinion Research center,. University of Denver. . ' .- More .than.9 out of -every.10 Americans'in all walks of life believe that men and women in, the ^rmed.iforces should be able to vote, in the coming presidential election, and more than 7 out of 10 think that voting can -be made possible for most men m.the armed forces overseas and on shipboard. Of the questions NORC asked on the subject of the soldier vote, the ihosl significant read: "Which one of these two plans to give men and women in the armed forces a chance to-vote hi the coining presidential election, do you prefer? ;1. "To pass 'a federal law providing for the army arid navy to give ballots.to all men and women over 21 in'the armed forces... 2. "To have each state send. . ballots to men and women, over 21 in the-armed - forces who will be eligible . to vote under the laws of ·their states." ........... Undecided :.......-........ Armed f o r c e s . overseas ,- should not vote :... 58% 1007 ^Wheri this same issue was pre cented in different words, the re suits were almost identical: ij . "Which do you think should b in- charge of seeing that men over seas are giVea--a enhance to vol in the coining Presidential elec LOVELY-ALLURING · LOW-COST NaturaMookiiic carts and wave* now · ··- '^ Doit . t*Onr. cool-ly, jvunttL Tht maxa C/unmtfnf 59* WMAKKKT WAVKKIT ·cvatUB tTCfyiHng yea need, permanent wa ·olutfco, oolen, «Banipoo and wavMet. Si for ev«y type of tair. Fniscd 67 Holl»TM movie stan.'Qver 5 million sold. Get ChMm-Kur/KittnSar. A t W i l g r c e OSCO, and all dni£ stores. on, the federal or .the. state gov- nment?" · ederal ..f 57% ate . ,-..'-.' .; .'26 ndecided ".. .'....- 12 irmed .forces.overseas . _ . should not vote 5 Your Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE What They Are Doing - . 100% Persons favoring federal hand- ng of the, soldier, vote stress the reater efficiency and uniforrnity tainable under this method, and ie fact that any matter concern- jg the armed-forces is a federal ather than a-state responsibility, one. executive put it: '.The ederal government-has the ; fa- lities ,for unifying it. Otherwise here would be 48 'different ways handling it." : " : . ' . : , ' · Those, who favor state super- ision of balloting, say. they fear hat, under-federal, control of sol- ler v.oting, "states' rights"; would « ignored .and state, .eligibility egulations disregarded. A Penn- ylvariia farmer ifeels. tha't "the ederal government has enough esponsibility. Each state has its wn laws such'as residential time f/living .m a said -district and: if axes aren't paid they can't vote." Before asking the above ques- ons.-NORC ascertained how peo- le feel about soldiers' voting by sking: . ' . ' . . . . . . 'Do you think that men and vomen over 21 in the anned orces who are stationed outside f this country should be able, to ote in -the Presidential election lext November, or 'don't you think hey should?" v . '·- Yes-i-Should : ...'........ ..':· 92% No^-Should not .'.-./.:.'..'... 5 Undecided' .j...... 3 , . ' . . , 100% : The main reasons given -by hose against soldiers' voting, is :hat they "won't know the; .men who are running," or that "they cannot be reached." COMMANDS MESS SQUADRON--1st LI. Walter. E. Bramhall, former operator of restaurants here, and vice president of the low* State Restaurant association at-the time of entering the- army sir corps M 1st lieutenant in Sept. 1M2, is now/to mounding .officer of the 29th mess sfrudron at Miami Beach, Fla. His wife and children live at 11(9 Pennsylvania N. E.- . "'' ' ' ·' '· HELP WANTED! The Fairbank city council is Irying to find someone to 1 " take the place.of. Will Hahri, who has served for the pEist 27 years - i n v a r i o u s municipal capacities. Hahn's duties have grown until they now include full charge or the .city waterworks, including meter reading and repairing water mains, regulating the pumping and other odd jobs, reading electric meters and making line repairs and connections, and .serving as the one-man police force. Mr. Hahn is forced to retire from his duties at the present time because of ill health. It is reported that he is the only man familiar with 'the city water system. ' Kiceville-- Mr. and Mrs. William Smith and sons, James and Michael, spent the weekend in Waterloo at the home of the-former's mother, Mrs. Anna Smith.- A BOMBER PILOT--Amone , several lowans to be commissioned 2nd lieutenants upon being graduated from one of the 11 advanced pilot schools of the army air forces training command with headquarters at Randolph field, Tex., was Kenneth Kalahar. Mason City, formerly of 319 1st ,N. W. The announcement stated that this* was the largest group yet turned out at one time by these fields. Lt. Kahalar was graduated a bomber pilot from Frederick field, Frederick, Okla. ' ' ' RECEIVES WINGS--Cpl. Louis J. Won, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Pion, 1215.1st N. W., has just received the wings of an aerial gunner at Buckingham army air field, Fort Meyers, Fla. He is home on-a 14 day furlough -. and will return to Barkesdale field, La., for further training. : . ' Cpl. Pion has -2 brothers in the service, Roily Pion, radioman 3/c, *now somewhere on the Atlantic, and George Fion, also : radioman 3/c, somewhere on the Pacific. ; . ' ' '--V-- · ' - ' · '· PROMOTED PETTY OFFICER 1/c-- Francis Householder, aviation melalsmith 1/c, son of Mrs. Rose Householder, 5 2nd S. W., was recently promoted to petty officer 1/c at Guadalcanal where he is now stationed. Householder write* that Pete Kleberdanx, Mason City; Clifford Hilt, Rockwell; and a Beckjorden, presumably John Beek- jorden. Mason him. are with Marines Celebrate Christmas With Real Spirit in Pacific Lt. John E. Pauley Comrades Have Gift Exchange Fun HOME ON LEAVE --Robert Brace Wiggins, Signalman 2nd class, is visiting his wife, Mrs.: Elsie .Wiggins, and his mother, Mrs." Isabell Wiggins, 327 2nd S. W. Robert enlisted in the navy in Sept., 1942, and took his boot training at the Great Lakes and his training tor signalman at the University of Chicago, .He went to. sea last April, working first on the .'Atlantic and .then on the - south' Pacific where he has seen considerable action. --V-- Christmas spirt and 'fun were present among a group of marines somewhere in the southwest Pacific, according to. a letter written ~ by Lt. John E. Pauley, U.S. marine, to his-parents, Mr; and Mrs. Ray E. Pauley, 83 Hiver Heights drive. - " ~ · " ' ' - . "A few of us fellows got together and drew names for a gift exchange," he 'wrote, "thougfr we knew there were no places to buy any.: We · solved, that problem, however, by taking.- some: 'fool things' we had been carting around in the trucks, to serve as gifts," he said. Christmas was also made real f for Lt. Pauley in that he received toe gifts sent hiin from here- on the: afternoon before. Christmas day. He wrote that he. especially* appreciated the books included in the packages. .Also .for dinner they had turkey and the usual trimmings. ' T h e "unreal" part o£ Christmas in that area, however, was the fact that it was so hot that they, had to wipe perspiration from their brows, he had written.' Navy School Cooks 70,000 Meals a Day Chicago, (U.PJ^-Brides'in despair over 'their'first attempts to cook may take a look at .the meals prepared by the cooks and-bakers at 'Great Lakes Naval Training station--and feel better immediately. 'The cooks arid 'bakers: school at the world's largest naval training station turns out more than 70,000 meals a day.' - · · - . - . " - . They.can't take time to be appalled at the thought of'dishing out 166,000 pounds of- fresh; beef, 32,000 pounds of smoked hairi, 20,000 pounds of frankfurters, 28,000 pounds of spareribs, 18,000 pounds of bacon, 26,000 pounds-of pork, and 37,000 pounds of chicken.- in the course of a week. . They're too.% busy'- concocting them into meat courses for the 21 meals every 7 days. . : Hundreds of- sailors, WAVES and officers manage the important cookery department. Other hundreds are learning the ropes of the training.course for cooks and bakers. ·When the students finish the training, they will be fully prepared to set up and cook in galleys and field kitchens all over the world. They learn to be undaunted a the prospect of stirring up coffee cakes ;to serve hot for an earl; breakfast, and., serving grilled beefsteaks^-riiasses of them--fo ·dinnery. · . ' . - , The" boys in navy blue who ea the meals learhVthey can't put ii their order for a steak "medium r^re." They eat it the way it come to the table. They like it. And:they can hav as much of it as they want. Only drawback is one rule. The )regon Plans Mi of History, Science S a l e m , bre.htt/.PJ--Gov. · E nell has announced appointing. f a state-wide committee for y establishment .of- an Oregon r~ eum of natural history and : proposed museum ence. The incorporate' exhibits of natural r[|\ sources, collections of. histojr' alue:and significance, the nri| ririe : museum taken from-the bn; leship Oregon, and otfier f e'i ures. ' ' I . - · : - : . . -|, "Oregon is'long on pride in .flu history of'the-state, but short exhibit facilities," the govern said. ; - . · :·' Marshal N.-'Daha of the P6 arid "Journal" is 'general chaii man: nave to late. eat all-they put bo North Iowa Sobers Are Gven Promotions Washington, (If)-- Promotions' North lo wans .were announced the war department including Lieutenant to captain -- Cut . Moore, Lime Springs; Paul Harms, West Bend.. . Second lieutenant' to 1st. li tenant-- Glenn W. Griffin, falo Center; Paul M. Ber Decorah; Kenneth Davidson, ) metsburg. ·· ' ' TM Do FALSE TEET Rock, Sikio or FASTEETH, an Improved powda be sprinkled on upper or. Sower P holds false teeth more firmly .in p Bo.not slide, slip or-rock. No gun gooey, pasty tute or ieelinsv * TEETH in alkaline (non-acid). Doe* Checks **Pl*te___odor" rASTZETB - (den aga sppi of i froj Hei few stui to hib oth ' wit pi a: .Off! log gra :ftha spc su did loo: prc hai LT.- JOHN E. PAULEY Lt Pauley had had his first experience with bombings at.Vecla L'avella and had spent quite a little time in fox holes'there. Previous to. that he had been at New Calendonia, Munda. Guadalcanal a n d Whereabouts ON HOSPITAL »SH1P -- CpL Kenneth V. Sweeney, -son of Mrs. Maude Sweeney, .115 6th S. W., who has been at Camp Stoneman, Cal., for a while' has now gone on board a hospital ship again, according to' word received from his mother. Cpl. Sweeney had previously made-2 trips to Australia and besides his medical work on the ship had acted as assistant chaplain and librarian. He formerly worked'in the composing room ot the Globe-Gazette.' ; .- · '_^.y__; · - · · Chapin--Lt and Mrs. Wayne E. Bungarner of Valdosta, Ga., and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Miller, of Hampton, and Miss Coila Bungarner of Des Moineo were visitors Sunday at the C. E. Stonebraker home. Amves in Hawaii on Christmas Day and Gets 'Greeting' · - . . · ' . f It was just like getting a greeting- from home for Pfc. Bobby Dutcher when he arrived in Hawaii^on Christmas day and in the performance of his duty, that of hauling supplies, was surprised to find that the first thing he picked up was one Decker's hams from the. packing plant here. Every day, however, should be like Christmas for Pfc. Dutcher, if hearing from home has. anything to do with it; for according to his father,.Lester Dutcher, 1921 Carolina N. W., the total output of letters sent Bobby from his family here averages 10 letters a day.' Pfc. Dutcher, prominent in high school athletics here, enlisted in the marines in October and is attached to the amphibious tank corps. His brother, Pvt- Raymond Dutcher, enlisted -with the. army air forces,on,the same day and is how stationed at 'Keesler. field, »^YOU ^FRIDAY * JANUARY 21 or proven economy, * kind of city VOTE - BUT VOTE FOR THt PUCSERVATKDN Miss. --rV-- Kndd-- Pfc. Lyle Stalker, formerly of Camp Haan, Cal., writes to relatives here that he is now stationed, at Shepherd Field, Texas, for basic training in the army air corps as aviation cadet. ; --V-- John W. Keidle, seaman 2/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Keidle, now living at Des Moines, is stationed at Farragut, Idaho, where he is taking training in the- hospital corps school. · Seaman Keidle'. enlisted in the navy last August His family moved to Des Moines where Mr. Keidle as chief inspector at the Ankeny plant. '· Mr. and Mrs. Earl Scott, 1518 Monroe N. W., have had word from their son, Glenn. E. Scott, stating that he had been promoted from hospital apprentice 1/c to pharmacist's mate 3/c. Scott stated that he. had been in Bougainville but had returned to an island \vhere he'had previously been.sta- tioned. He enlisted in the navy in October, 1942,, and left for' the southwest Pacific in June, 1943. Pvt William A. Tied e man has returned to Fort Riley, Kans., after spending a 15 day furlough with his ; wife and parents, ^ Mr. and Mrs. William C. Tiedeman, 1218 Rhode Island, N. E. Pvt. Tiedeman entered the service in June, 1943, and took his basic .training . at Camp Roberts, Cal. CpL Leslie Portwood has arrived in England, according to word received-by his mother, Mrs. Ray Himrod, now of Little Rock, Ark. He hnd staled that he felt] "quite rich" after having had his money exchanged for English money, the pennies (pence) there being the size of United States half dollars. His brother,. Philip Portwood, is in ItalyJ Pfc. Robert Duregger, son of Mr. and' Mrs.- Edward Duregger, Clear Lake, has been sent to Burbank, CaL. -where he'is attending the Lockheed service school to specialize on P-38's. He writes that AT PROVroENCE.SB. I.--Alex Despenas, aviation machinist's mate 3/c, is now stationed at Providence, R. L, according to word received by his parents, Air. and Mrs. Peter Despenas, 304% 16th N. W. Despenas who entered the service in January a year ago attended, the' high school here and was employed by the · Northwestern Portland Cement company. He took his , boot' training »t Navy Pier,' Chicago. ':·.', : '·. : . : . '-, ! · - . · · · - ' y:..;· "· ·' · : · · : · · ' NOTES OF SERVICE MEN ' Eagle Grove--Floyd Midland, who is with the marines. in the South Pacific area, 'in a letter dated .Dec. 15, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Midland; stated that he was well.--Fireman. 1st class Robert Hagar, .located:somewhere in the South Pacific, extended New Year's greetings to his parents, Mr. arid Mrs. Ben Hagar, .and to Charlotte and Ben, Jr.--Robert Trout, aviation cadet, who has been in training at the University of Miami, at Coral Gables, Fla., has been transferred to navigation. Exclusive with us Cleverly contrived little hats in sleek belting with clean, sure lines, soft detail and face-flattering veils.. SAUCY LITTLE COI til wh leg ha fhi 'inl wi let op rh 'ap To th be fii ge .;th se to ; to i . C C '· m iVie i'-Tl P« at sc h TRIBUTE TO THE UNCONQUERABLES u c: The Globe-Gazette Wing its efforts to obtain complete information about every, service- in Mason City and Cerro GOTO* county for Its flies. When roe can at the Globe-Gazette newsroom for yo*r flat, you are not only fayinc tribute to your MB or mnband tart you are giving us vahuMe information about him in the BMSt accurate way poi- slWe. This information will become part of a permanent record of the servicemen of this community. Return postage should ac- eoutpany wrtUem request for these fre» flats. he likes it very much. Previous to that he .was graduated from an, aircraft mechanic's course ^at Lincoln, Nebr. He took his basic train^ ing. at Jefferson Barracks, Mb. , ' ' ----Y-- ' NEWLYWEDS VISIT Swaledale -- The home of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Hanson was the scene of ! a happy gathering in honor of their-son, Lt. Ross Hanscn of Corpus Christi, Texas, and his bride, the former Miss Rema Murchison, of ChilUcothe, Mo. They were married at the parsonage of the Rev. Emil Carlson of the Calvary. Baptist church in Kansas City, Kans., Jan. 8, and are spending a short leave here. · · - . -- V -- . " , ' RECEIVES WINGS Nashua--Clinton Richards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richards, who.has been attending a school of instruction at Douglas Field, Ariz., received his -wings and has been commissioned ' second lieutenant. He is having a 10. days' furlough- and is home, seeing for the first time his 4 months' old daughter. He will report at Fresno, Cal. w Stihon --Mr. and Mrs. Lee Price and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Price ot Renwiojt were 'recent guests in the home of Mrs. Lee Price's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Scott. THURSDAY IS FRIDAY IS POLISH DAY NORWEGIAN DAY We pay tribute to the fight spirit and the courage of a magnificent people who have continued nnconqnered through a nightmare of untold suffering. K EEP backing the Attack! With these fighting words the U. S. Treasury Department opens The Fourth Wai- Loan on January 18th. As "a fitting prelude, leading up to and into this.great victory effort, Merkel's is proud to present Tribute to "the Unconquerables--a nation-wide War Bond drive, co-sponsored by The Saturday Evening Post, which opened Monday. This coast-to-coast drive is inspired. by Poet Joseph Auslander's magnificent Open Letters to the Unconquerables, which millions have recently read in The Saturday Evening Post. , Auslander's Letters have brought home to the people of this nation the vivid, stark picture of the sacrifice made by tens of millions in the rav-v aged, war-torn lands. And the purpose of this drive, and The Fourth War Loan, is to impress our people with the great need lor sacrifice now--to keep the attack rolling--to release these nations to fight--to speed victory for all. Sec our dramatic window displays honoring Greece, Czechoslovakia, The Netherlands, Polai Norway, France, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Luxembourg, Denmark FREE TO BOND BUYERS AT MERKEL'S THIS WEEK 1 A set of five full-color prints of Joseph Auslander's Open Letters to the Unconquerables will be presented to you when you purchase a $25 War Bond or more at Merkel's. 2 Important and interesting literature describing activities in the various occupied countries will be presented to you when you purchase a $25 War Bond or more at Merkel's. 3 Each Bond buyer will recei free, a folder giving a b graphical sketch of Joseph A lander, and the story of how Open Letters to the Unconque ables came to be written. IV b L h u

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