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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 20, 1944
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' 1ft Thursday, Jan. 2«, 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DROUGHT HITS MIDWEST AREAS Half of Winter Wheat in Nebraska Is Lost By UNITED PBESS The midwest's war-vital food belt was gripped by a drought Thursday that has been unmatched since spring winds a decade ago swirled the parched soil into black clouds and turned the nation's bread basket into a dust bowL A dry fall, followed by a winter with little or no precipitation, produced a national rainfall average of 21 per\ cent below normal, causing a critical situation in winter wheat, rye and hay crops. Great cracks appeared in the soil from Binois to Colorado. The Dakotas, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Illinois were the hardest bit and the U. S. weather bureau reported the sob- Mil moisture in the wheat belt at is* lowest level in many years. Half of the winter wheat crop in Nebraska .has been lost and state agricultural · officials said that "Til*** the moisture deficiency, is made up before* July, summer crops will be. far i behind schedule. More than 3,775,000 acres were planted in winter wheat and the outlook for harvesting more than 1,500,000 acres w a s uncertain. · · ' · · · - . - ' . . Minnesota's crop situation was termed, "critical", by Paul Kirk, senior state crop statistician, bu the heart o£ the_dry. belt appeared f to be in northern and western Illinois, where fall rainfall was onlj 50 per cent of normal. Iowa's dry situation temporar- ily benetitted farmers who harvested · bumper corn and soybean crops until late in the season. Winter precipitation does not affect Iowa crops, but spring rains were deemed .essential to successful 1944 production. . Micliigan crops have, suffered no damage so. far, state officials UNITED FRUIT CO. 33 East State'Street PHONE 748-749 , FREE DELIVERY Coli *- Novel*. j-»_ Sweet -end Juicy.... .Doi. J4C GRAPEFRUIT Red Meat. Seedless. Large...? far FRESH / BROCCOLI, Bunch. 25c Monarch '' «m* MC-L-JOYS, 71/2 oz.l/C Monarch. COFFEE, Ib. 29c Monarch CAKE FLOUR, 23/4-lb. Box Monarch PORK and BEANS, Tomato Sauce; ^ ' n-ax., Can . . Monarch PEANUT BUTTER, Krunchy or. Keg., 16 ox.. . 25c BORAX, U». Box 12C Pilkbury's FARINA, 14-ox. Hcg...... 'RAISINS, *0« Seedless, 2 Ib*..... A5C Piflsbury's PANCAKE FLOUR, 3t4-ib. Cobbler POTATOES, Peek.. Early Ohio POTATOES, 15-lb. Peck. 45c POTATOES, Idaho Russets. U. S. 1 Grade, $?.45 Peck 55c; 100 Ib*. 3 TUNA, Light Meat, Bonito, 7 oii...;, -.' Libby's Vegetarian BEANS, 17-oz. Jar Monarch SPINACH, Size 2 Can 19c BAB-O, 14-ox. Box. IOC American CHEESE, Corn Country, 2 Ibs. SARDINES, Tom. Sauce, 15 oz. SALMON, Yacht Club, Fancy Silver Side, 8 or said, but 2 weeks of warm weather grams-' without rain will, producei. a serious soil situation. A level established last fall will afford temporary protection to crops, but the sub-soil moisture must be replenished v before summer, they said. The northeast appeared little affected by the drought,' but the northwest reported mild drought conditions. Last year was the 6th driest in the history of- the'state of Washington and December was the driest on record. Good soil moisture protected crops and the livestock feeding situation was benefittei by the conservation of short hay supplies through the use 'of supplemental range feeding. . California reported below-normal precipitation in the northern and central portions of the state, but above-normal rainfall in the southern section. The drought was broken by heavy winter snows in Oklahoma, Kansas and Terras, but a feed shortage already had developed and in range areas there was a deficiency of stock water. ' Officials in Ohio and Indiana summed up the situation by saying the deficiencies could be made up "by a few good rains." Al- though'little snow fell to protect winter-crops, Bummer crops will b« saved by a wet spring. Agricultural agents refused to make 1944 crop predictions until they see "what'-'-Weather prevails during spring. " MISHAP TOLL IN INDUSTRY HEAVY 7,000 More Killed Than in U. S. Battles Washington, (/P)--Wartime industrial accidents killed 7,000 more persons than battle wounds up to Jan. 1. . ' Workingmen's injuries s i n c e Pearl Harbor are responsible for the loss of 4 times as many man- hours of production as strikes. The damage and destruction of equipment in workers' accidents "far exceeds the value of American cargoes that have been sunk." Lost work time from on-the-job accidents totals 430,000,000. man- days, enough to have built 7,500 average size merchant ships. The office, of war information {OWI), In presenting these figures Thursday, declared accidents in war plants are "a major production and manpower, problem," with the wartime safety program lagging far behind the needs b] expanded production lines. Under the tight delivery problem, exacted by the war, OWI said it is literally x true that "the death or disability of a skilled war worker here can mean the death of several fighting men overseas.' OWI quoted Verne A. Zimmer labor department director of labor standards, as declaring that "z majority of the nation's lOO.OOC war i plants are operating withou realistic and effective safety pro- s frequent, 5n proportion to the umber .of; workers,' as in the' last war. .Z. The Idsrin dead, and injured vo'uld have . been :' "incalculably, vorse"' had not,the war' brought bout the most rapid'adoption of afety measures in industrial his- or y-. ;:; '"'·.'. ' . ' . · ' · · ' v In hundreds 'of plants a determination to hold down accidents ias- brought- about a rate -which OWI described as "almost the ir- educible minimum" of 1 to 5 ac- idents per .million man-hours. Over th'e whole country, however, he manufacturing Industries have n accident-frequency rate of 30 per million man-hours -- which means 20 workers killed or inured for every. 500 employed. The mining, lumbering and construction industries are estimated o have an. even higher rate. Besides the physical . loss to workers themselves, occupational accidents caused a total economic loss of $2,300,000,000 in 1942, ac- ording to figures given OWI by . 21 respects does the ,, dustrial accident picture appear in favorable 'light,-'-OWI-said." 1. Deaths are only two-thirds STRETCH YOUR POINTS-SAVE MONEY-GET A POUND OF BLOSSOM MARGARINE IT'S RICH AND CREAMY VITAMIN FORTIFIED A GRAND TASTING SPREAD If you have, not tried COTTON BLOSSOM MARGARINE . . . by all means do so. See how rich, smooth, velvety and good this pure, wholesome vegetable product really is. It has a'delightful, tempting taste. It's healthful and abundantly nourishing. COTTON BLOSSOM MARGARINE spreads easily and is grand for cooking baking and frying. So enjoy the finest. SAVE points and money. Get a pound of COTTON BLOSSOM. . , COTTON BLOSSOM MARGARINE . distributed by JACOB E. DECKER AND SONS the national safety council/Direct losses in wages, medical expenses and i n s u r a n c e .accounted for $1,000,000,000 of the total, with indirect losses making up the rest. The dozen or more government agencies; p r i v a t e .organizations and labor groups consulted in preparation of the report concurred, said OWI, in the finding that nine-tenths of all worker accidents could be"" prevented, despite wartime strains on machinery and worker fatigue. ^Carpenter-- Alfred Stehn returned home from Marshalltown and Des Moines where he visited a sister and nephew the past · 2 weeks. Heavy Cross Channel _ Duel Follows German Effort to Sneak Ships London, (/P)--An attempt by German ships to sneak through the log-covered Dover straits in the shadow oJ the French cliffs touched off one of the heaviest cross-channel gun duels of the I war just before dawn Thursday. British long-range coastal guns I opened fire as soon as the ships I were sighted and German heavy! guns on the French coast replied within 5 minutes. \, I For nearly 3 \ hours shells | arched across the straits .in, directions. British officials said I their batteries fired 80 rounds be-1 tween 5 and 8 a. m., but w^rel unable to confirm results' of the) firing. The ships were believed to have comprised an enemy convoy | which sailed from either Boulogne or Calais for the North Sea. MrsClarks SAL AD DRESSING NEED FLOUR? ASK FOR MISS MINNEAPOLIS ITS DISTINCTLY BCTE* MRS,A,YEAROUS' FUNERAL FRIDAY Aged Widow Resided in i Eagle Grove 58 Years Grave -- Mrs. Annah B. Yearous, . widow, 77, died at the nursing home of Mrs. Bert Clark Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Wilson funeral ch'apel at 1:30 p. m., m charge o£ the · Rev. L. . M. Wilkinson, pastor of the Congregational church. Burial will be made in the family ot in Webster City by Wilson of Eagle Grove. ' Her husband, Allben I* Yearous, who died in 1933, conducted a sporting goods and second-hand store in the city for 50 years. Mrs. Yearous is survived by one son, Jesse D. Yearous of Des ytoines; by 4 grandchildren, and 3 greatgrandchildren; also by 2 sisters, Mrs. Rose Charles, of Bellingham, Wash., and Mrs. Emma Heck, of "Las Angeles, Cal. She was born in Maquoketa, and had lived in Eagle. Grove 58 years. 2 Eclipses of Sun, One Total, in '44 Evauston, m., (U.R--SteUar attractions for 1944 include 2 eclipses, of the sun, announced Prof. Oliver J. Lee, director" of Dearborn Observatory at Northwestern university. "Despite the upheavals ol global war," JJee said, "the universe will proceed with only a minimum of astronomical disturbances. No bright comets are expected this year." He said celestial activity will include a total eclipse Jan. 25. The path of totality, he said, will extend from a point on the equator south of California, cross South America from Peru to Brazil and end in .the Sahara desert about 1,030 miles south of Oran. Only, in 2 continents, South America and-parts of Africa, will the eclipse be visible. The 2nd eclipse -- the annular or ring shaped--will occur on July 120, Less rsaid. It wilV begin in Uganda, East Africa, passing over India, the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, and will terminate after crossing New Britain Island. Thompson-ONeil Co TM°," E SERVICE GROCERS ««« Consistently Fine Foods Priced Ritht GREEN BEANS, No Points SPINACH; No Points SQUASH, No Points . . . . . . BIRDS EYE FROSTED FOODS PUIVIPKIN PIE MIX, No Points CUT CORN, 9 Points PEAS, 9 Points 21c 24c 20c SUNKIST ORANGES Med. Size Doz. 29c Large Size 176, Doz. 46c FORK ROAST, Loin End, Ib. .: 28c HAM SHANKS, Stria* End,3 to41bs^-lb. .. i SLICE BACON, Fancy Platter, Ib. LEG O.LAMB, OLEOMARGARINE, Cotton Blossom, Ib. . BEEF ROASTS, ' : Fancy Chuck, Ib. 38c 37c 29c 28c Fresh Dressed Chickens Oysters -- Sausage -'· Texas Seedless, Doi. RUSSET POTATOES, U. S. No. 1--10 Ib. bat' CALUMET, lib. can RINSO, Large pkg. SORGHUM, SYRUP, 5 Ib. glass CORN SYRUP, 5 Ib. class SALMON, IS Points, Red Alaska, Ib. Home Made Bread . . . . . . l i e Home Made Pastry FOOD STORES · Min-pt 10 'Point* CRANBERRY SAUCE STRAINED HONEY... BAKING POWDER "'LI INSTANT POSTUM... MAJORETTE COFFEE . 16-oz. Jar 16-oz. Jar 16-oz. Can 8-0*. Pkg. 1-lb. Bag 23c 33c 17c 43c 30c FOOD STORE ,1375 N FtDERAL-yJf OUR PARKING Utf-PHONE 420 Smoked Certified PICNICS, 2 Pts.. Ib. Rib End LOIN PORK ROAST Grade A BEEF POT ROAST Texas Seedless. 86 Size 10 for HEAD Solid and Crisp.:.... RUTABAGAS Very Fancy, £ .. O Potatoes New California Utility Russets 10-Pound Mesh Bag. . J«ck Sprat While Cream Sljl= CORN Mayflower TOMATOES Aunt Polly's SOUP MIX . . . - . . . W U . Jack Sprat BRAN FLAKES Jack Sprat WHEAT FLAKES SWAN SOAP Reg. Size Bar Pure Ground BEEF, 6 Pts.. Points. . Ib. Dutch Maid CHEESE, 20 Pts., O* M 2-lb. Box . . . . OJV Fresh Dressed Corn Country BUTTER, 16 Pts., Ib 46c Barbecued 9 DM RIBS, 3 Pts., Ib.... J7V Latefisk, Pickerel Pure Leaf Lard ..... , b . 18c Decker's towana SLICED BACON, 4 Pts., I b . . . . . . . 5SC BIRDS-EYE FROSTED FOODS LOW POINT VALUES Now POINT-FREE! MAYRLOWER CUT or WAX BEANS ^^ Cans ^^ia M FAIRY SOAP Bar We Are North End Issuing Agent for the 4th War-Loon Retailers' Bond-Drive Buy Your Bond From Us -- Special Service on Bonds Penick's GOLDEN SYRUP, 5 ibs...... Ranch House PANCAKE FLOUR, 3-lb. Box Large Texas SEEDLESS Grapefruit 6, 0 29c HEINZ BAKED BEANS, LIBBY'S DEEP BROWN BEANS, 17-oxl Jan 2 o 33c Suhkist Novel ORANGES, 252'$, Do»en. . 29c Large Snow White CAULIFLOWER, Each Jack Sprat Enriched FLOUR Jack Spral CAKE FLOUR T . . : Jack Sprat- . WHEAT GRAHAM FLOUR Jack Sprat SALT . Milady ^ KITCHEN TOWECS . . . . . . ff 2 for 19c Ambassador $2.49 £ 25c £ 25e 19c TOILET TISSUE 19c SETS MINSTREL DATE Garner--The minstrel committee of the Garner Lions club set the date for the annual minstrel which will be staged at the high school auditorium the evening of Feb. 2. Large, Solid MAC Head Lettuce 2,0,25c Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts, Pecan*, Freth Dotes Pillsbury Flour so. b B . 3 ,$2.69 1 Snoihe«n Cak« Flour FREE 1 Mixing Bowl FREE BEAD THK LARGE JACK SPRAT AD ON THIS PAGE FOR THE MANY MONEY AND POINT SAVING VALUES JACK SPRAT/ STORES Mason City Stores WIU.SON GROCERY 404 Fifteenth St. N. W. Phone 241 ! THOMPSON-O'NEIL CO. 121 North Federal Phone 312 CHICAGO MEAT GROCERY . 626 S. Jackson Fbone 9S6 CARL GRUPP 1323 North Federal Phone 420 BARRETT BROS. 20 Second St. N. E. * ' Phone 43 SNYDER'S JACK SPRAT STORE SIC South Federal Phone 218 Ouf-of-Town Stores JOE MACKD Manly, Iowa H. BANG Kensett UKDAHL. VOLD Northwood TED HTJAiPHRETt Plymouth 3. F. JACOBSOJT Nora Springs W. S. KELSEY' Rudd \VI«. TEKKES ;...,;..... Rockford ED MARONET ; .". .S waled lie D. S. MABB Thornton BOWEN GRUPP . . S h e f f i e l d SOLBERG SON Dougherty W. H. DIETRICH Osage EIXINGSON'S .: Carpenter ART WHITE ;..Bolan

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