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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 19, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 19 1936 THKEE OIL DRUMS VITAL TO ETHIOPIANS IN WAR WITH ITALY Receptacles Smuggled Into Country, Used as Water Vessels for Troops. DJIBOUTI, (UP)--The American oil can and British petrol tin, symbols 1 of white man's civilization in the desertlands of east Africa, are being smuggled into Ethiopia to serve as water vessels for the troops of Haile Selassie. · Painted and used;as flower pots, punched full of holes and transformed into shower-baths by the natives of French and British Som- aliland, these discarded receptacles suddenly nave become of military importance. They are worth more today as canteens than the hundred and one things they can be made into by the blacks of the African coast. Quick to exploit demand, the natives have embarked on a profitable oil can business. Camel caravans and strings of mules are being utilized t'o transport this strange merchandise over ancient slave routes into Ethiopia. One empty tin sells for as high as one thaler. Become Pipelines. Thousands of five-gallon tins, carried on the shoulders of the women following the bearded warriors of Ethiopia, are as good as aqueducts or modern pipelines. They bring the life-saving contents of distant wells to the encampments in sun-parched deserts. The oil can, joke of the slapstick vaudeville stage, has come into its own. It may prove to be one of the all-important factors in the Ethiopian's stand against the Italians. For years Somaliland people have made use of these empty tins. All the flowers of Djibouti's Place Menelik sprout from oil and gasoline containers that have been painted blue, green and yellow. Blade Into Stoves. In the native villages the cooking is done over a charcoal stove made from a petrol tin. The top is removed and an iron grate inserted. A iole is cut near the bottom for a draft. The fabrication is simple, but a usable stove results. There are scores of other uses. The Arab drivers of the ancient and rickety fiacres of Djibouti use the tins for feed bags. Aboard the native dhows which sail the Gulf of Aden, they are utilized as life-preservers, while in the harbor they are painted red and made into buoys. Hammered and flattened out, the Un of these cans is the main material of the Arab carpenter. Any self-respecting native hut is roofed with oil cans, and if the-owner .is really swanky it will be wallpapered with It as-well. : x . Used'as Measure. In the homes of Europeans here, the daintily painted wastepaper baskets formerly were oil cans. In the kitchen, they make good iceboxes and potato bins. The Arab merchant measures bis vegetables and grains with them. But today, little barefoot black boys do not peddle these empty tins and cans through the native villages or the European section of Djibouti. They go to the caravan stands and sell them to the drivers, who know the profit they can make, once tiey cross into Ethiopia. It is one more use--and the most profitable of all;--for the American oil can and British petrol tin. 50 Per Cent Increase Reported in Scarlet Fever Cases in Iowa DES MOINES, (JP)--The state department of health reported Wednesday a 50 per cent increase in scarlet fever cases in Iowa. The department said 233 cases were reported in the state for the week ending March 14, an increase of 78 over the previous week. Mumps also spread during the week. There were 306 cases reported last week compared with 281 the previous week. Fort Dodge Man in High Court Appeal on Theft Sentence DES MOINES, CS 1 )--Walter S. Spinoza appealed to the Iowa supreme court Wednesday from his Webster county conviction and sentence under the habitual criminal statute. Spinoza was found guilty of stealing coal from a railroad yard at Fort Dodge Nov. 1, 1935. Since he had been found guilty of petty larceny three times previously, he was sentenced to three years in Anamosa reformatory. Hopkins Warns WPA Administrators of States on Politics WASHINGTON, (iP)--Harry L. Hopkins Wednesday wrote all WPA state administrators that "no person shall be employed or discharged on the ground of his support or nonsupport of any political organization." The works progress boss, whose administration has been charged with political activities by republicans and Senator Holt (D.-W Va.), said his notice was to be posted in every district office and delivered to the foreman of every project. The new dealers now have plenty of opportunity for plowing under. I Washington has had a 14-inch j snowstorm. -- Manchester, f. I!.. Union The new FLOWERS flourish on the smartest straws! 149 verified va/ue 198 Gardenias--roses--or a gay cluster of field flowers will deck your Easter bonnet this Spring! Turbans and brims in every popular color. Headsizes 21K to 23. featured In Fashion Magazines! Save 82 in this Special Sale of SPORTS COATS Regularly 9.98 The famous "Hollywood Wrap-Around," jaunty swaggers, military reefers--in misty off-shades of blue, gray, gold, tan. Gloriously soft, fine fabrics, superbly tailored, lined with a lustrous material you can't wear out! Sizes 12 to 20. Others 12 to 50. P. S.: remember--4 days only! 'WARDS SHOE WEEK New styles! High quality! Low prices! The utmost satisfaction for your money in Wards fine shoes! / "JUMBO" COLLAR Percales or broadcloths. Attractive prints or solid colors. TUBFAST. Sizes 7 to 16. 39c Formerly 49^ Formerly 98^ to 69c Now Now 39" 79" Transform your frocks with it! Rough surface rayon crepe in white, pink, blue or maize. Girls' New BLOUSE Percales, broadcloths, sheers. Long or short sleeves. Tuck- in or hip-band styles. 8 to 16. SALE!-- Girls' Dresses GREATLY REDUCED TO CLEAR I Pure Silk--Full Fashioned! v-hiffon Hose 79' All silk--right up to their dainty picot tops. Flattering dull finish. Inconspicuous reinforcements at points of wear. Newest s h a d e s f o r Spring and Summer costumes. Sizes 8% to 1C% Aho jemce wejgftt. Women's brown sports oxfords. Moccasin type. S m a r t l y p e r f o r a t e d . Flexible leather soles. Rubber top lifts on the leather heels. One of a group of exceptional values at $1.59. 3y 2 to 8. Black or brown oxfords. Print leather trim. Oak leather soles. 314 to T - s t r a p s a n d a l s . Leather lined.Durable soles. Black patent. 854-2. Monk Straps. Built- n p l e a t h e r h e e l s . B r o w n , b l a c k o r white. Sizes 'WARDS' SHOE WEEK Fine materials -- super i o r w o r k m a n s h i p Latest styles-BUILT IN to every pair of Wards men's and boys' shoes! 59 MEN'S black oxfords in smart straight tip style. Flexible oak bend leather soles for rugged wear and solid comfort. Sizes from 6 to 11. BOYS' black blucher style oxfords. Oak leather soles. 2-4-6 MEN'S black oxfords, shield tip style. Comp o s i t i o n soles. 6-11. . BOYS' black elk finish work shoes. Nailed and sewed soles. 2*/ 2 -6 . Sate! SPRING CURTAINS Itcduced 25% On sale for T H R E E DAYS ONLY! Popular priscilla and tailored pair styles beautifully made of cream or ecru marquisette. Men's Fancy SOCKS 25? Rayon, silk, lisle or mixtures. Patterns include knit-in dc. All double soles. signs. Ladies' Dress Style Shoes Pumps, Ties, Straps, Sport Oxfords--in white, beige, black, brown--high, medium and low heels. Values to $2.98. The most amazing values ever offered in Shoes of Quality. Buy Now 9x12 Size Wardoleuni '95 Tile and floral patterns for any room in your home! Theyclean easily--wear for years! Savcl Sale! /tegular 23c O LCLOT Buy now and save 6c a yard! Brand new oilcloth in new patterns, solid colors or .,, white reduced especially for * this sale. 46 in. wide. 54 in. width a value at only 35c a yard. 46x46 TABLE COVERS, all made up ready to put right on your table. Wide assortment. 54x54 TABLE COVERS. Large and smart enough for dining room tables. New colors. BUY DECKER'S MEAT 102-4-6 SOUTH FEDERAL AVENUE TELEPHONES? New Assortment C o t t o n P r i n t s Printed Statistic I in new tiny patterns Just the fabric for cool crisp dresses for spring and summer. Absolutely tubfast. 36 inches. Yd. only. printed Nu-Wriiiklc Wrinkle can't wash out. No ironing. B r i g h t prints. 36 inches wide. Yard only ALSO PLAIN NU-WRINKLE, 35c Sanforized Crash. Dusty prints. Tubfast. Won't shrink. Yard, only Desert cloth in solid colors. Sanforized. 36 in. Yd. only Pinnacle Prints, a new low price. New patterns. Yard only 25' MEW 1936 Wallpapers CLEANABLE PAPERS Non - Fading colors look fresh for years! Extra strong. Easy to hang. As low as WASHABLE PAPERS New patterns for ev- eiv room. Printed with non-fading colors on fine stock combining the beautiful with the practical. MODERNISTIC PAPERS Distinctly new. distinctly different. Single roll distinctlv low pi iced. Extra heavy stock, washable and non-fading for lasting beautv. Suit-It Roil Single Roll Single. Koll

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