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January 20, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

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TfcwraiUr, Jin. Z«, 1M4 15 MASON errs GLOBE-GAZ iETTTj Rationing Calendar -«w vilU: Brown meat stamps R.. S, T. V Book*3. Green stamps D. E. F. G. : H, 3. Book 4. Sugar stamp No. 30. Book 4. good for 5 pounds; Shoes, stamp IB, book 1. and Airplane stamp 1. Book 3. good indefinitely: Gasoline 9-A coupons good' for. 3 .gallons; B and C (issued prior to Dec. II good lor 2 gal* each; B2 and C2 (issued after Dec. 1) good "for 5 ga!. each. Fuel oil, new season's period 2, 3 coupons good for 10 gal. each. I J»D.S«: Green stamps D, E, F expire. 1 Jan. 21: Gasoline 9-A coupons expire. Jan. 22: Gasoline A coupon, No. 10 valid. Jan. 23: Brown meat stamp V valid. Jan. 25: Fuel oil period 2 coupons expire. Jan. S3: Brown meat stamps R, S, T, U expire. Jan. 30: Brown meat stamp Vf valid. Feb. "·: Fuel oil period 2'coupons expire, Feb. 8: Fuel oil .period 4 coupons valid. Feb. 2«; Green stamps G., H, J expire. F«b.26: Brown meat stamps V. W expire. Feb. 28: Fourth inspection period. Class B ration expires; FUlh inspection pe- road. Class C ration or bulk coupons expire. MUrcb 13: Fuel oil period 3 coupons ex~^ pi re.' ; March ?1: Gasoline A coupon, No. 10 expires. . March ai; Sugar coupon No. 30 expires. March M: Third inspection period, Class A ration expires. Commercial vehicles: Every 6 months or every £.4QO miles, whiche v er occu rs sooner. Certificates no longer needed'for recapping tired Late applicants for war ration' Book 4: Apply in person at your local board and present Book 3. Mason City Calendar Jan. «·--Annual meeting of Winnebago council of Boy Scouts at Hotel Han* lord. " Jan. 21--Special election on abandonment of city manager form of government in Mason City. Jan. 24--Annual meeting of Y. W. C- A. Jan, 25--Annual meeting of Mason City branch, Lutheran Welfare society, at Y. M. C A. at 6:30 p. m. , Feb. 5-^-Waste paper and grease collection dayt x , City Manager Form Vote Friday Movie Menu CECIL--*'What a Woman" now playing, PALACE--"The Crime Doctor's Siranjest Case" and "Coastal Command" 'end Friday. ftTBAND--"Salute for Three" and "Call Oat the marines" end Friday. STATE--"Junjl* Siren" and "Secrets of a Lone Wolf" end Friday. LAKE--"In Old Chicago" and "The City That Stopped Hitler" end Thursday. "Doarhboys in Ireland" and'"Buckskin Frontier'* start Friday. Parents-Wives OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY Your help Is needed in compiling th World war II history of .Certo Gord County men and women. The only way the FRIENDS OF LI BRARLES can get this vital informatio is 'by you procuring one of the. qucs tlonnaires for each one of your farnil in the service, fill out as many of 1h questions as you know and mail or^brin it to the Mason Cily Globe-Gazette', from where It wIH he forwarded to th Friends of Libraries files' at the Maso City library. You may reteive the questionnaires a the Globe-Gazette or the Mascm Cit library. Get yours now. fill it out an send it In. You want the .record-of ycur son. husband or daughter in this Cerro Gordo county history that Is being compiled now. , _ HEREIN MASON CITY : Jjtny your J. R. Watkins Products at 404 6th S. E. Mrs. Mae Ford. 4379 - : · W/, Earl - Hall, Globe-Gazette 'managing editor, addressed the .Men's Brotherhood at Austin, Minn., Wednesday evening on 'The Basis of a Durable Peace." EXPECT NUMBER OF VOTES TO BE HIGHER THAN '43 8 Polling Places to Be Open From 7 a. m. to 8 p. m.; Majority Decides Mason City's voters will go to the polls Friday to decide whether the city manager form of government shall be abandoned. The polls are to be open from 7 a., m. to g p.»m. to receive what is expected to be a record number of votes in a special election here. At the regular city election in March of last year, 2,833 votes were cast in the first contested election of city councilmen since 1939. There are 13,722 registered voters, according to the city clerk's records. · - , The voting will be done by precincts in the following locations: 1st ward, 1st precinct--School administration building. 1st ward, 2nd prebinct--Mason City Lumber company. 2nd ward, 1st precinct--Courthouse. . 2nd ward, 2nd precinct--McKinley school. 3rd ward, 1st precinct--Lapiner garage.' 3rd ward, 2nd precinct--Roosevelt elementary school. · 4th ward, 1st precinct--S R garage. 4th ward, 2nd precinct--Mason City Motor Coach company. The official ballot has Z squares marked YES and NO, respectively, in which the voter will place an X to indicate his vote on the folio wine question: "Shall the city of Mason City abandon its organization under Chapter 328 of the code and he- come a city under the genera law governing: cities and towns?' Chapter 328 of the code o Iowa is the one which permits the city manager form of government for cities. The general law governing cities and towns pro vides for the aldermanic system with an alderman elected from each of the 4 wards, 2 aldermen at large and a mayor, making a 7 man council. Mason City voted to start the city manager form of government in 1927 to replace the commission form which was voted in 1913 to replace the aldermanic system. . A simple majority will decide the elebtion J-'riday. If the city manager form of government is voted out, there will be no change in the city government until March, 1945, when the' election of^mayor and aldermen would take place. Regardless of the outcome of Friday's election, the 2 NEIGHBORS FIGHT FLAMES --Five of undetermined origin destroyed a corn crib and "hog house combined at the Herman Diercks farm on the Cameron road 4 miles south and a mile east of Mason City early Thursday morning. The fire was discovered when Mr. Diercks awoke about 6 a. m. Neighbors helped to form a bucket brigade to extinguish the blaze and the Rockwell fire department was called. There were about 60 hogs in the hog house when the fire was discovered and more than 2,000 bushels of corn and oats. Some hogs were killed and the loss was considered heavy on the corn. - The picture shows the granary end of the building in flames. The end of a machine shed is shown at the left and the end of the hen house is shown at the right. Those fighting the fire were favored by having the wind blowing the flames and sparks away from other nearby buildings on the farm. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving) AVOID RATIONING BY CONSERVING, LIONS ARE TOLD Lee Baldwin, WPB Representative, Asks for Waste Reduction. The one best way to avoid further rationing in this country is for each individual, each family and each business firm to conserve to the limit on a voluntary basis, Lee Bawdin of Clear Lake, field representative of the war production board, told Jhe Mason City Lions, club \Vedne~day noon at the Green Mill. "It has been stated on rather good authority," he said, "that if Americans had cut down a half on their 20 per cent wastage of food, rationing in this area would not have been necessary." Chief of the shortages of critical material at this time, he pointed out, are in paper *and in coal. Whereas normally there Is a supply of from 45 to 50 days above ground in our coal fields, the inventory this time has been reduced below the 15 day mark. Closely related to coal conservation, it was observed, are savings in the use of manufactured gas, electricity and hot water. Conservation of these items are reflected back in conservation of coal and manpower. Industry, said Mr. Bawdin, has done an outstandingly good job of Grease Collections in County Show Increase It was a cold, blustery day on Saturday, Jan. 8. : You will recall the thermometer was down to 14 degrees below zero that morning. On that day Cubs and Girl Scouts of Mason City collected 588 pounds of salvage grease in.Mason City. That was proof enough to Mrs. H. D. Makeever, county women's salvage "chairman, and members o£ her organization, that grease collections should continue to be held each month in spite of the brown stamps allowed on grease taken to the meat dealers. At the same time it is evident that the po'int allowance has greatly increased grease salvage in-the county. t Already so far this month there has been a total of 7,152 pounds of grease compared with 5,215 pounds for the whole of December. So housewives will continue to have 2 choices on the turning over of their grease to the war effort: 1. Turning it over to their meat dealers and receiving point for meat purchases.' 2. Giving it to Girl Scouts and Cubs the 1st Saturday of each month. HI lii Friday Last Day for Gas Coupon No. 9 Friday is the last day for buying *Save fat in preparing meat, advises Margaret Murray, of the American Meat Institute. Wallpaper Specials 25c a bundle and up. Boomhower Hardware. Walter J. Walker, district roan- ager for Mutual Life Insurance company of New Yorjc, will attend a mutual life sales training school in Davenport,'Jan. 24, 25 and 26. Earl P. Tresilsus"; former dean of boys and head of the commercial department of West high · school, Waterloo, -who started his teaching career in the Mason City vicinity, has accepted a position as district supervisor of distributive education in Texas, assuming his new duties Feb. 1. Birth certificates have been filed for Catherine Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wendell Quinlan, 716 Monroe N. W., born Dec. 28; Darlene Faye, daughter' of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Thurlow True, born Dec. 29; and Susan Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. , Paul Raymond Gordon, 1316 North j Federal, born Dec. 29. new councilmen elected a year ago will take office April 1 of this year. To Bring Body of Sgt. Ryan to Mason City As yet no word has been received by D. P. Ryan, 523 Isl S. W., as to the time the body of his son,, Sgt., Dennis P. ' Ryan killed in an airplane crash at Birmingham, Alp., Tuesday, will arrive in Mason City. According to an Associated Press wire received here,' 9 other men were killed and a 10th seriously injured in the B-24 liberator bomber crash which took- the life of Sgt. Ryan Tuesday, as disclosed by Col. B. S, Thompson, ' commanding officer' at" Will Rogers field, Oklahoma City, Okla., home base of the bomber. The body of Sgt. Ryan will be RUSSIAN'S ON THE SPOT--Nathan Katz, rfght above, is on the spot. Andrew ^larinis, left; is ready to make out his check to pay for a war bond but Katz has to name the sum and match it if he is to hold the line in the Greko-Russian "Battle of North Federal." Harold Lesteberg, sitting between them, is refereeing the battle and makes out the bonds. So far the fight is even and its fury has slowed somewhat as the amounts of the bonds decrease. The referee, particularly, is showing signs of .weakening in the face of the terrific onslaughts of coffee. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving) MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED AT GARNER' Garner--County Clerk' Elme.r Raw issued a marriage license this week to,Alfred Schroeder,-20, and Rosemary Liska, 18, both of Garner. ODT TO ASSIST TRUCK OPERATOR . To Help Provide Needed Replacement Parts Bus and truck operators in North Iowa who are badly in 'need' of automotive replacement parts were asked Thursday to contact the Mason City district office of defense (transportation \ brought to home here. the Meyer funeral COULDN'T STOP HIM Just bccausehehad\)een hit ty a train, was no reason for John Flueck of Le Mars to stay home from work. While on his way to work, driving a light coupe, he was knocked off the railroad track by a train. The cowcatcher hit the front end of the car and swung it around and off the track, while another part of the engine hit the upper part of the car. Flueck got out of the car and picked some pieces of glass off his cap. A large piece of glass had lodged in his head. .When it was removed the wound started bleeding. Mr. Flueck went on to his place of work and started the fire, then took the rest of the day off but was .- back the next day." Swore at PILES! But Now He SMILES! YOU ray Mli* tM. Uss fortort* £tntmcnt for distress ot piles. Eame as o?ed ftdjunctively b7 mn.I«UHl»»t noted clinic. B» amazed as' ps!n. itch. BDreneas ret such QUICK relief! Get "ia( tuba Thornton ft Minor's Rectal dUuat IODAT. lif DOCTORS' TU Jfl»V. At a]I good drug stores everywhere--in Mascn City, at Ford Hopkira and Sell Service. Northwestern Library Has Dowries Collection Evanslon, III., ,(U.R--Rear Admiral John-Downes, retired commandant of the 9th Naval District, has given his personal collection of books to Dee ring library at Northwestern University. The university said Downes' collection includes the works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Washington Irving, Thomas Carlye and Victor Hugo. The library recently acquired several other private collections. Last spring it purchased the library of the late Prof. Franz Boas, anthropologist. T h i s collection comprises 5,000 volumes a n d nearly 10,000 reprints. The university said the number of books in the library has increased 55 per cent in the last 10 years. Volumes now total 411,020 as compared with 265,000 in 1935. MEN HELP ON QUOTA Washington, C o n n . -- Fearing they would fail their surgical dressings quota, Bed Cross wo- rfien sponsored a party for their husbands, served refreshments, then put the men to work folding dressings. They filled their quota 2 weeks ahead of time. NEW LOCATION Glasgow Tailors for assistance. "This office is in ( a position to assist operators if they are unsuccessful in obtaining functional replacement parts," reported the ODT maintenance advisory committee. The following steps were recommended when in need of automotive repair parts: 1. Try to repair old part by remachining, welding, plating, nictal spraying, mechanical lacing or oth er salva ge p ro c ess. -^ 2. If not repairable, try to purchase part from parts dealer. Check with all, parts jobbers in community and the secondhand yards. Check for the same part used in .another make of vehicle. For example, bearings, transmissions and rear axles are frequently common to two or more makes. 3. If part is not. available in community, have parts dealer inquire of 'manufacturer and give the parts dealer a "Certificate for Emergency Order" for his order to Jhe manufacturer. W If manufacturer cannot supply part within a reasonable time, contact the maintenance specialist at the Mason City office of defense transportation. Mainte- ; nance specialist will try to locate part from various sources and will work with the war production board and other government agencies to correct the shortage. 5. Part, when available, will be shipped to parts dealer through usual trade channels for delivery to vehicle owner. If the steps shown above are followed, you will receive the re- Russo-Grecian Battle On in Mason City Coffee splashed high as Nathan Katz, Russian born Mason Cityan, and Andrew Marinis, native of Greece, battled Thursday to top each other in the 4th war loan drive. The contest started over a remark by Katz, over his morning coffee, that he had just come from the bank with his S100 war bond, and that he intended to buy another before the 15th ot next month, the end of the 4th war loan drive. 2nd Marinis countered with a cup of coffee and a statement that he was b'uying his .2nd bond this week. Katz said that he'd buy the coffee and his 2nd bond this week. ,. Marinis drew the coffee and said that this one was on the house and "Let's buy one now." The remarks were overheard by Harold Lesterberg, who offered to referee the bout by selling the bonds. Lesteberg happened (?) to be in the restaurant again Wednesday morning when Katz stopped for his morning coffee. The bout started again and ended in a draw. Both Katn, and Marinis bought bonds again. Again Wednesday afternoon the contest was resumed and although both boys were now showing signs of the struggle the bout ended in another draw. But this lime the denomination of the bonds purchased wns smaller. If Les'icberg can hold up under the amounts of coffee he has to consume to be in on the struggle, Herr Hitler and Tojo will not be happy' over the feud started between the 2 allies. Incidentally, both contestants are Americans now although formerly natives of other allied nations. MUSIC HELP TO WAR PRISONERS Y. M. C. A. Aids in Sending Instruments Anglo-Saxon prisoners in Germany cherish the camp band as the harmonious hub of the camp's ife. In its music they forget the melancholy tedium o£ captivity and, for a time, live again in better days with those they love. This is why War Prisoners Aid of the Y. M: C. A., a participating service of tfie National War Fund, ships thousands of musical instruments from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to camps in Germany. Always in demand among the Americans and British is the saxo- conservation, and particularly, in the face o? the war need. Now that conservation program has to be extended to individual businesses and individual homes. "I'm asking you," he concluded, "to take this appeal for conservation back to your, own business associates and to members of your own families. "A reduction of 10 per cent in each family's coal supply for the year would mean a total nationa saving of 20,000,000 tons. "A 10 per cent saving in electricity would, among other things save 75,000,000 light bulbs and make available an adequate sup ply of tungsten for radar, which has become so important in thi war. "The little things really do count." In connection with the Lions clubs' worldwide observance of "Melvin Jones month," W. A. Weslfall, past International president of Lionism. paid a warm tribute to the organization's secretary- general and founder. Lionism, he recalled, came into being in 1917 with a total of only 800 members. Now it has more than 160,000 members in more than 4,000 clubs in 14 different countries. 'Back of this amazing growth of an humanitarian idea," he asserted, "is the,vision and the magnetic leadership of Melvin Jones." Secretary C. E. Gilman read a letter from Capt. E. H. (Dick) Wagner, in army ordnance service in Ohio. Leo Davey presided. Lyle Dillon, with K. N. Hager at he piano, led the singing. Russell Uirton introduced the program. Rudy Frisch of Garner was a juest. Officers of 11 Counties Talk Postwar gasoline with A-coupon No. 9, ;ach good for 3 gallons, according o announcement from the office of price administration, Des Moines. A-coupon No. 10, also good for 3 gallons each, becomes valid Saturday, Jan. 22, good through March 21. ' Motion pictures are said to be the most popular form of entertainment in all the armed serv- POL1TICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAl ADVERTISEMENT phone. For a time, were imported into saxophones Switzerland in large numbers, to replace the clarinets in Swiss bands. But all attempts to popularize the new instrument failed. So the clarinets and Swiss audiences reappeared, as the saxophones disappeared-into Helvetian garrets. There they remained until recently, when a Y. M. C. A. representative toured Switzerland to buy them up, because of the mounting demand from the prison camps. For although approximately 12,000 musical instruments have been shipped this year to Geneva alone, from the New York offices of War Prisoners Aid of the Y. M. C. A., at 347 Madison Avenue, demand always exceeds supply in its world-wide programs of education, recreation, religion and vocational training for war prisoners. Officers of 11 North Iowa counties gathered in Mason City Thursday for an all day session of postwar planning. Talks were given with a number of different approaches to the problem including that of the state highway commission, county h i g h w a y planners, city officials and slate legislators. Fred R. White, chief engineer of the Iowa state highway commission, was the principal speaker on the afternoon program. Fred' Gremmels, Oelwem, district president of the County Officers association, presided at the meeting. The annual elections were scheduled for the late afternoon session. Moving pictures of the Alaska military highway and of the territory in general were shown at the forenoon session by the Armco Drainage and Metal Products company, Des Moines. Raymond Zack. district engineer for the highway commission; Lester Millicah, secretary of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, and Pat McGuire, stteward of the Cerro Gordo county farm and hospital, were the committee in charge. LETS FACE THE FACTS WRONG AGAIN PINK SHEET STATEMENT from Pink Sheet "In one issue of the pink sheet it is state.d the assessment of the First National Bank land value figures $20.60 a square foot-the assessment value on the land value of the Ford Hopkins building figures $30.50 a square foot." In another issue of the pink sheet it is stated the assessment of the First National Bank land value figures $2.06 a square foot--the assessment value on the land value of the Ford Hopkins building figures $3.06 a square foot. HERE'S THE RIGHT ANSWER which is correct -- these figures taken from county's books The correct assessment on the land value of the First National Bank building figures $5.93 per square foot and the assessment on the land value of the Ford Hopkins building figures $2.98 per square foot. 8 South Delaware ART HEGG, Proprietor quired parts as promptly as possible 'under existing conditions and will also keep the X3DT informed as to the seriousness of the parts problem, it was stated. FOR SOX MHO'S AWAY George Field. 111.--"To save a nickel a day while my son's away," is She aim of a serviceman's mother who appeared before the Red Cross field director here. In a bag embroidered "For The Red Cross" she gave him $13.55 she has saved so far. '·* Two Are Arrested for Intoxication Floyd Scott, 416 East State, was fined $10 and costs Thursday by Police Judge Morris .Laird on a charge of intoxication. Scott was arrested by police at-2 a. m. Thursday in the 600 block on 2nd N. E. Henry K. Helgeson, Lyle, Minn., forfeited a $10 bond posted when arrested on a charge of intoxication in the 300 block on S. Federal at 1:10 a. m. Thursday. Herman Knudson Makes Application for Senate Nomination Papers Application for nomination papers for the republican nomination as state senator from the 43rd Iowa district, comprising Cerro Gordo, Franklin and Hancock counties, was made at Des~ Moines Wednesday by Herman M. Knudson of Mason City. Mr. Knudson is at present serving as Cerro Gordo county representative in the legislature. Students Volunteer Wcllcslcy, Mass.. (U,P.l--Welles- ey college students have volun- .eered for part-time work as nurses' assistants at Cushing General hospital in Framingham, which will be dedicated Jan. 24. Cushing, situated within 10 miles of the' college, will be an evacuation hospital of 1,750 beds. American transport planes have flown more than 125,000 casualties from combat zones since Pearl Harbor. It is estimated that in the U. S. army there are at least 100,000 regular school classes conducted I for servicemen. INCOME TAX Service Bureau 213 FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLDG. TELEPHONE 1026 for economy -efficiency and progress for Our City TOMORROW! VOTE NO Committee for the Preservation of the City Manager Form of Government PHONE 350-- FORESTERS BLDG. 2nd F L O O R

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