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8 Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE BRITISH DEBT S77.334J40.000 Monetary Conference v Plans "Premature" London, (IP)---Britain's national debt Dec. 31 was approximately '. Â£19,237,000,000 (about $77,334,740,000) compared with Â£8,026,- 000,000 (about 532,264,52,000) in 1938: The house of commons was 'told Tuesday by Sir John Anderson, chancellor of the exchequer. (The United States gross public debt Dec. 31, was $165,877,278,'992,) : . Â· Anderson, said press reports oÂ£ an invitation by the U. S. treasury to 44 countries for a monetary conference were "premature." In reply to another question he said the If. S. government had advised that lend-lease terms no longer apply to certain goods for civilian use ordered after Nov. 15, but added that the scope of the decision still is under discussion with the U.S. : Your Neighbors in the G-Man Unexpectedly Shouts "Tenshun;" Deserter Is Trapped Kansas City, (/P)--For 2 days the man stoutly insisted to police that his name was Charles Daniels and that he was 44 years old. That was the name and age on the draft card he carried. But police didn't believe it. He appeared to be under 30 and other data on the card didn't conform with his stature. He was arraigned before U. S. Commissioner Charles H. Thompson on a charge of selective service act violation. These proceedings completed, Â· an FBI man unexpectedly bawled: '"Tenshun." The suspect unwittingly snapped to, his heels together, arms stiff at his side. Spectators chuckled. Then he admitted that he deserted a field artillery regiment at Camp Bowie, Tex., about a month ago. ARRIVES I N E N G L A N D -Word-has been received from Cpl.v Clarence D. Hobbs, Jri, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hobbs, 825 8th S. E., of his safe arrival somewhere in England. Cpl. Hobbs went into service with the air forces in Jan., 1943. Before leaving for overseas he had been stationed at Florence, S. dar. Regional Meeting for Draft Service Workers to Be in Charles City Des Moines, (IP)--Col. R. A. Lancaster, assistant state ^selective director, announced Tuesday tentative plans for a series of regional meetings for. selective service personnel to discusss recent changes in regulations. "The recent changes in regulations and the necessity for obtaining more uniform classification considerations among the 120 local .boards make the assembly of local board and boards of appeal particularly desirable at this time," he said in a communication to selective service personnel.' The dates for the meetings are Des Moines Feb. 1; Iowa City Feb. 3; Charles City Feb. 5; Storm Lake Feb. 8; Atlantic Feb. 10. Expected to attend are local board members, local board clerks, government appeal agents-and board of appeal members. ;' KHAKI AND BLUE Chaplain Kampen Promoted to Captaincy in England Mason City Pastor ' Entered Service as Private in June, 1942 Promotion of the Rev. Walter H. Kampen of Mason City from 1st lieutenant to, captain ;n the chaplain's service in England took place as of Jan. 1, it was learned here Wednesday. Capt. Kampen, who was pastor of the Central Lutheran church in Mason City, waived the induction rights of a clergyman and entered the service June 30, 1942, as a buck private in the air corps. . He received his initial training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and at Scott, Field, 111. He was transferred to Bowman Field, Louisville, Ky., Oct. 2, 1942, and shortly thereafter was assigned to,the enlisted staff of the base chaplain. He was then assigned byithe war department as regimental chaplain of a regiment of engineers at CAPT. WALTER H. KAMPEN Camp Claiborne, La. * = Last October^ it -was learned, Capt. Kampen had arrived in England with his organization. --V-- What They Are Doing 5 Yanks, Forced Down in Tibet, Get Out Safely By GEORGE PALMER Air Transport Command Headquarters, Calcutta, Jan. 13. (U.PJ-- One by one, the 5 Americans in the-big B-24 cargo plane stepped into .the icy wind and watched their parachutes bloom above. One by one, they drifted down toward the snow-cappe'd mountains. When their feet touched earth they were in "Shangri-La"--the forbidden land of Tibet of the novel "Lost Horizon"--and they were starting one of the strangest travel. more then 4 or, 5 hours i daily, but because of their eagerness to return" .to India, they' "double staged" the entire journey, changing Corses every 2 or 3 days. ' This enabled them to average 30 to 35 miles of difficult trail daily and complete their trip to an allied base in half the time guides estimated it would 4ake them. ' Â· adventures flyers. ever to befall U. S. NOW A SERGEANT -- Thomas Alambis, son of Air. and IMrs. Steve Alambis) 722 6th S. W., has recently been promoted to the rank of sergeant, according to word received from his par-: enls. At present he is stationed iÂ» Hawaii. Sgt. Alambis is a graduate of the high school here and at the time of his enlistment in teb., 1912, was working for the American Crystal Sugar company, vr Resolutions by Spencer Chamber of Commerce Praised by Hoeven Washington, ()---Representative Charles B. Hoeven (R-Iowa) has called congress' attention to resolutions adopted by, the Spencer, Iowa, Chamber of Commerce, which, he said, "could well serve as a model for every patriotic community in the nation." "The city of Spencer, in my congressional district," Hoeven declared in a congressional record statement accompanying insertion of the resolutions, "is a progressive community of 6,600 people. "It is a beautiful city built by faith of friendly neighbors and is the home of the Clay county fair, one of the largest and most successful fairs in the midwest. It also has a wide-awake Chamber of Commerce which is always in close touch with public opinion." The Chamber's suggestions included freezing the present social security tax rate, elimination of unnecessary, obsolete and overlapping bureaus, elimination oL governmental activity resulting in competition with private enterprise, and turning affairs back to PROMOTED--Fred J. Mulhcrn, who has been stationed at Corpus Christi, Tex., since he entered the service in Sept., 1942, has been promoted to the rating ot radioman 2/c, according to word received from his wife who is with him. Mulhern is the son of Fred H. Mulhcrn, 903 12th N. E. --V-Red Cross in the War Do You Know? Whereabouts Aviation Cadet Robert C. Wass, son of Mrs. Julia M. Wass, 321 Monroe, N. W., has arrived at the Lubbock, Tex., army air field for the final phase of cadet training before being commissioned an army air forces flying officer, according to word received from headquarters there. Sirs. Everett C. Wood, 607 Carolina S. W., has had word that her husband, Pvt. Wood, stationed at Las Vegas, Nev., has received the wings of an aerial gunner and will be transferred to Fort Meyers, Fla., where he will take 5 weeks of training as on aerial gunnery instructor. He expects to have a furlough before going to Fort Meyers. Private Wood is a graduate of the high school here and before entering the service in August was employed in the office of Jacob E. Decker Sons. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Davis, 513 6th S. E. William A. Lee, seaman 2/c, has just ^completed a ID day leave spent here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Lee, 329 25th S. W. Seaman Lee, interested in wrestling in the high school here, took up that sport at Camp Hill, Farragut, Idaho, and has received a certificate pronouncing him bantam weight wrestling champion at Camp Hill. The certificate is signed by th'e area physical fitness officer and by the 4th regimental commander there. Lee entered the navy in November. Â· Cpl. Woodrow W. Bergman, son t' Mr. and Mrs. Ed Berglhan, Rockwell, has been in England ince last May, according to word eceived from' his parents. He is mechanic in the ground crew of he army air forces. His brother, Sgt. Edwin Bergman, is with a ank battalion in the military reservation at Indiantown Gap, Pa. John "Jack" Roeder, aviation cadet, who has been at Keesler 'ield, Miss., has been transferred :o San Marcos, Tex., to continue riis training in the army air. corps. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Roeder, Rockwell. Word comes from the 6th naval district, Charleston, S. Car., that Hugh McCulloch Benson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Benson, 910 Carolina N. E., has been graduated from the radio school there as a qualified "striker" .for a radioman rating. Pfc. William E. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Miller, 118 Rhode Island S. E., was recently graduated from the radio operators school at the marine corps base at San Diego, Cal., according to word received from that base. --V-- PROMOTED IN ENGLAND-Mrs. L. K. Kislia. 523 12th N. W., has had word from her-husband now stationed in England that he has been promoted to corporal technician 5th grade. Cpl. Kislia wrote .that he had met Lt. Harrison Kohl, business manager of the Stars and Stripes, Yank publication in England, at a Red Cross club Â·ear Liverpool on Dec. 11, and that both had had an enjoyable weekend visit. Cpl. Kislia has been in England since September. ' ----V-- They told about it at this 'base* --told about it like men who felt they were lucky to be alive. They had come out of Tibet pn horseback in 30 days--a trip which normally takes 2 months. They were 5 of the only 10 Americans ever to visit the Holy City of Lhasa. They were the only Americans since the beginning dt time to visit the outpost village of Tsetang, their first contact point, in the mountain HOME FROM PACIFIC -- Lyle C. Wentworth, signalman 1/c, is spending a 30 day leave visiting at the home of his father, Charles R. Wentworth and family, 5 Lehigh North Federal. Wentworth has participated in 5 major battles and has been, in the south Pacific area for the past 19 months. (Russell photoj --V-- CO-PILOT OF GUDER -- Set. Robert E. Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Allen, 1012 Monroe N. W., is home on a furlough -from the army air base at Maxton, N. Car. Sgt. Allen is in the troop command in the glider program at Maxton and is co-pilot and crew chief of a glider. Before entering the service in Feb., 1943 with the Pepsi-Col he was Bottling photo) company here. (Lock " -- V-- the states. HOLD LESTER RITES Clarion--Services were held Monday for David Lester, 79, who died Friday morning at his home here following a long illness. The Rev. William A. Muir officiated. NEW LOCATION Dr. Horace S. Beetner EXODONTIST 302 Foreiferi BMg Extraction Teeth, X - r a y Twenty per cent of Red Cross personnel is serving overseas with the men of our fighting forces. More than one billion surgical dressings were made by Red Cross chapter volunteers in the past 12 months. Each of the 3,756 chapters of the American 'Red Cross offers home service to the families of men in the armed forces and claims service .to servicemen honorably discharged. x More than 5,000 volunteers in 4 Red Cross packing centers packed 3,550,000 prisoner of war packages in the first 11 months of 1943- Approximately 51,000 messages arc exchanged monthly between persons in this country and their friends and relatives in enemy a n d enemy r occupicd C o u n t r i e s through Red Cross communication service. , Red Cross provided relief following 178 domestic disasters in 1943, assisting 119,295 victims. Disaster relief totaled $1,920,000. DENTIST .PLATE WORK IB FIRST ST CEDAR RAPIDS SOUTH EAST DES MOINES M A S O N CITY SIOUX CITY FINE DIAMONDS ADY'S WATCH SHOP 19 West State Phone 889 2 Brothers Reach Home on Leave at Same Time Thornton -- Ensign Max G. Freudenberg, who has been stationed at Pearl Harbor for the past 3 years, and Robert E. Freudenberg. chief parachute rigger, who has been stationed at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, for the past year, arrived unexpectedly for a visit at the home of their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Art Knapp, and grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Freudenberg. Neither of the brothers knew the other was coming home. They are sons of A. H. Freudenberg of Burlington. Robert has had 52 consecutive months, of foreign service, finish- ng G years of service in the navy without being home on leave. He willibe stationed at the U. S. naval air station at Corpus Christi, Texas, as an instructor. Max will be stationed at the U. S. naval air station at Jacksonville, Fla., as an instructor. --V-FLYING OFFICER VISITS Thornton -- Harold Hartwig, flight officer of the 4th ferrying group, air transport command, Memphis, Tenn., spent Saturday night and Sunday with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Hartwig. Flight Officer Hartwig had just returned to the United States from his first foreign transport duty with-the Asiatic branch of the air ! HOSPITAL APPRENTICE 1/C --William Kopps, 19 Adams S. W., has received word that his son, William Kopps, Jr., has finished school at Farragiit, Idaho, and has received the ratine of hospital apprentice 1-c. He has been transferred to Norfolk, Va., for further train- ins. (Russell photo) y Message States Seidel Wounded in New Britain Is Making Improvement Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Seidel, route 1. have received a message from the war department in regard to their son, Cpl. Arthur C. Seidel. who had previously been reported slightly wounded in action at Arawe, New Britain, Dec. 16, stating that he was" making normal improvement. "I am pleased to inform you," read the message, "that the latest report from the theater of operations states that on Jan. 5, 1944, your son, technician 5th grade, Cpl. 1 Arthur C. Seidel, was making normal improvement." Â· The Seidels were further informed that they could send greetings of cheer to the war department which -.vould then go to Corporal Setdcl by radio. The last time a letter was received from him by his parents was on Dec. 11. after landing slopes. "This," said Col. K. C. McGregor, western sector commander of the air transport command in the China-Burma-India theater, "is the escape story to end all escape stories." . And here it is, as I pieced it together from the words of the participants:. The cargo plane had been blown Tar off its course from China to India and was groaning through the gale on instruments over one of the roughest terrains in the world. The airmen peered through the windows into the snow- flecked darkness. Inside the plane were 1st Lt. R. E. Crozier, 23, of West Texas, Flight Officer Harold J. McCallum, 24, Quincy, Mass., co-pilot. Corp. Kenneth B.' Spencer, 19, Rockville' Center, N. Y., radio operator; Corp. William Perram, 23, Tulsa, Okla., engineer; and Pfc. John Huffman, 27, Straughn, Ind., assistant engineer. Spencer sought unsuccessfully to contact base. Crozier and McCallum calculated that they were about 60 miles southeast of Lhasa and 90 miles north of the Bhutan border when the engines coughed on the last drops of gasoline and the order was given to bail out. The last moments before they bailed out nearly became' their last moments alive. The horizon really was "lost." The altimeter read 17,500 feet. Suddenly McCallum called attention to a large "cloud bank" looming on the right. A moment later he shouted: "Dammit, that's not a cloud. It's a mountain." Spencer shouted: "There's another one on this side." At precisely that moment, the gasoline gave out. "What did you do?" I asked. "I threw her into a one-eighty (reverse turn) and got the hell out of there," Crozier said. Then he put the plane into a glide and with perilously little al- Rationed Foods Are Withheld From 5 Night Clubs by OPA Chief , Des Moines, (IP)--R. E. Walters, district OPA administrator, disclosed Tuesday that meat, sugar and processed food points have been withheld from 5 Ottumwa night clubs since Dec. 15. "Until they can make the proper kind of presentation they are 'not going to get any points," Walters said. The places are the Colony club, the Sylvania club, Jaeger's, Pal- Mor and the Riverside Boat club. Such clubs usually get points for the 2 months' OPA periods on the 15th day of the preceding month. Thus, the January, February allotments were, made Dec. 15. OPA officials said they had not received any serious protests from the clubs even though they have gone inore than a month without point allotments. Walters said, the records offered by the clubs^ were "woefully inadequate." lowan'sBobl Draws Prai* of Col. Lara low* City--The book "Milil Psychology," by Prof. Normal Meier oÂ£ the University of Iq has 'been praised as "a yalu study on an important subje Col. C. H. Lansa, military ex| of the Chicago Tribune. "Professor Meier's book li step in the right direction in I application of psychology, a pi to which all nations are giving! creased attention -during wl Col. Lansa says in his review] He declares that the low book contributes well to tions of qualifications of le and how to obtain such leade points out difficulties in pro ing great leaders by order. The military expert says (I "Military Psychology" can be sf ably used as a guide for offid in the various services. Issued] Harper's, the book is the firsf its kind ever published. GETS PROMOTION Northwood--Mr. and Mrs.' ert E. Hove Â· received word their son, Curtis H. Jtove, been promoted to the rank of i poral. Curtis is stationed at Santa Anita, an ordnance center near Arcadia," C Board Establishes Drainage District Garner--Hancock county supervisors Monday held a hearing'on the establishment ot drainage district No. 137, a subdistrict 'petitioned for by Frank J. A. Hejlik. No objectors appeared at the hearing and the,district was ordered established.'A letting on the construction work will be held Monday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p. m. at the courthouse in Garner. . SOLDIER DISCHARGE Joice--Arlo Ho viand,' a ' Martin Ho viand of near. Fq City, has returned home afti ceiving a medical discharge.} served the past 18 months the armed forces in Australia j New Guinea. JOINS WAVES M a n l y -- Charlotte Nielsen, daughter of Mrs. Mabelle McWay, went to Mason City where she joined the WAVES, then to Des Moines where she wrote and passed her examination. She will then be sent to Hunters college, New York for her initial training. Miss Nielsen has been assisting here at the McWay cafe. GETS 3 MEDALS Kiester, Mian.-?-- C l a r a Martha Johnson received worjf the promotion of their brother* gval, from private first clasjj technical corporal; With his motion he received 3 medals,! for good conduct, a first class nerV medal and a driver's m He is stationed at Newport N| Va., and was recently home furlough. ATTEND FUNERAL, Clarion -- Mrs. Mont Dunning, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dunning, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Daggett, Everett Woodley and Miss Nettie Dunning attended funeral services Tuesday at Gruver for Mrs. M. Dunning's mother, Mrs. H. A. Brovold, 98, who died Saturday at the home of her, daughter, Mrs. Soren Sorenson in Gruver. Burial was in Hardy. i FORM DAIRY GROUPS ( New Hampton--A new DJ Herd Improvement associatioi? being organized, in Chickal county with E. Dale Hutchin| a dairy manager here and ~ ence Parker, New Hampton f| school vocational agriculture ^ structor, as co-testers. Ten'm$j| bers have been signed up. titude the men parachuted. "The army always tells us force. --V-- WAVE VISITS HOME Joicc--Relatives gathered at the Aage Eskildson home near Deer Creek Sunday in honor of Arlene Eskildson, their daughter, who is a WAVE, home on furlough. The Eskildson's received word Friday, that their son Leo oÂ£ the navy, was missing in action, while performing his duties on a submarine. Two other sons are also in the service, Raymond in the navy and Glenn in the army. WAVE 'Arlene was to leave Monday for Corpus Christie, Texas, where she will assume her duty repairing airplane instruments. PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN-Vern H. Cutler, stationed with the medical corps it Nashville, Tenn., was recently promoted to the rank of captain, while on maneuvers there. Capt. Cutler was in the forestry service in Washington at the time of his enlistment in June, 1941. While in Mason City he, was employed at^the Schermerhorn dairy farm. He is the grandson of Airs. Minnie Benedict, Nora Springs. --V-Soldiers on Furlough Visit Friends in Area Eagle Grove--S. Sgt. Earl Knut- sori of Sutton, C. Car., is spending a furlough visiting Mrs. Knutson and daughter, at the ' Lawrence Emerick home. They also visited Mr. Knutson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Knutson at Thor.-Mr. and. Mrs. Harold Lewright have received a letter from their son, Harold Lewright, who is somewhere in Italy. This was the first word received from him for many Weeks.--Lt. Norman Miller and Mrs. Miller of La Crosse, Wis., visited f o r ' a few days with the latter's mother, Mrs. Rachael Thompson. The lieutenant has been transferred from Texas to La Crosse--Charles Bertram, who is in the coast guard service, visited his mother, Mrs. Ann Bertram.--S. Sgt. Donald Blunt, and Mrs. Blunt of Camp Howze, Tex., visited for a few days with the sergeant's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Blunt. 'Count 10 before pulling the ripcord." If we'd counted 10 we'd never have gotten to 5!" McCal- lufh said. "Brother," Pen-am said, "that parachute silk floating over my lead looked better than it ever would on any woman." Crozier. Spencer and McCallum landed in the same area and found one another by shouting. Perram smacked hard against the mountain and his leg was bruised. He spent 3 nights alone without water, and eating nothing but chocolate bars. Some natives took me to Tsetang, where I found Huffman," Perram said. "He had located the others 2 hours earlier." As the flyers walked into Tsetang, an English-speaking Bhutanese monk came forward to greet them. Natives who never had seen an American plucked at the strange garments of the visitors in an apparent desire to see what material . the flying suits were made of. Later they invited them to sleep in their mud huts and gave them Tibetan boots, fox fur coats and fur-lined Cossak caps to protect them from the bitter cold. They were comfortable, but like the "Lost Horizon" characters, they began to wonder if they ever would be able to get back to the outside world. Through the monk they contacted the Tibetan foreign minister, Rangang, who took them to Lhasa and arranged transporta- LEADERS GET LESSON Rockwell^-"Work Clothes for the Job" was the lesson presented to home project leaders of Bath township at the home of Mrs. Gilbert Mcllrath. Miss Lucille Buchanan was in charge. Next meeting with Mrs. Walter Scott, Mason City, route No. 3, Feb. 10. Don't Neglect Slipping FALSE TEETH Do false teeth drop, slip or when you talk, eat. laugh or Don't be annoyed and embairai such handicaps. FASTEETH, an line (non-acid) powder to sprinkle] your plates, keeps false teeth firmly set. Gives confident feeling ( curity and added,, comfort. .No;go. gooey, pasty taste or feeling. Gtt-1 TEETH today at any drug store. ' COMPANY ELECTS . Dumont--The annual meeting of the Dumont Telephone company was held Saturday.'Officers elected were: M. J. Evans, president; P. T. Lieuwen, vice president; S. G. Barlow, secretary-treasurer; directors, Guy Minert, Donald Evans and Vern Ahrens. for Furniture, Woodwork wil DUCO Tbe Easy to Use Enamel Â·] BOOMHOWER HARDWARE LADIES-GENTLEMEN tion to India. It was transportation Tibetan style for men accustomed to leaping mountains by airplane. Rang- ang furnished guides and horses to take them down through the narrow trails among 25,000 foot peaks --for beyond all signs of civiliza- It was bitter cold. The altitude put a premium on physical exertion. It was almost impossible to CONFIRMS DEATH Manly--Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Swaledalc--Cpl. Howard Patlon arrived home for u 2 weeks 1 furlough with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoc Patton. He is stationed at Camp Adair, Cal. Duclos received a telegram Wednesday from the navy department confirming the reported message of last week, that their son was missing. The telegram stated their son, Bernard, was killed in the explosion which sank the U. S. S. Tur- 254 GET AGE PENSION Cresco--According to the records of Howard county officials, there are 254 persons in the county who are receiving old age assistance with an average of $26.31 a mouth. There arc also 5 blind persons receiving an average of S33.72 a month. POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Buy \Var Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. FRIDAY vonflO ror Economy Efficiency and City- Manaqer form of Government Uncle Sam urges you to buy! v Ordinarily, the whiskered gent says, "Don't buy unless you have to. Go easy on the useless spending." But here's one thing your Unk urges you to buy . . . and buy . . . ,and buy. i . *Â·Â· * WAR BONDS * You know all the advantages of buying War Bonds . . . to your fighting men, and to you. So open your heart and your pocketbook. THE 4th WAR LOAN MIVI IS ON ... STARTED JAN. 18th This month, the 4th' War Loan Drive swung into action . . . and you're being asked to bay an EXTRA Bond . . . an extra $1M Bond. It means 50 much. Yon CAN afford that extra Bond!