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Friday, January 21, 1944
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g Friday. Jan. 21, 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 16TH BIRTHDAY SPENT IN JAIL Dorn Machovec Is Only . Occupant 1 of Quarters Humboldt, (/P)--Dorn Machovec, charged with the slaying of his stepfather Paul Voss at their farm home near Renwick Jan. 8, observed his 16th birthday Thursday in the quiet of the county jail here where he is held on a murder charge. ' The youth is the only occupant of the' jail and has full run of the quarters, according to Sheriff H. J. Sexe. His daily routine is mostly eating, sleeping and reading. He is an ardent reader and has read most of the material turned over to him by the sheriff. He has made only one request to date that has been denied. He asked Sheriff Sexe for detective stories and the answer was "no." Young Machovec- waived .preliminary hearing on a murder charge charge last Thursday and was held without bail for the action of the grand jury. The next meeting of the grand jury is in March so the youth will have to-await any court action until that time unless he goes into court on a county attorney's in-' formation. He is represented by Maurice Breen, Fort Dodge attorney. · · Your Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE What They Are Doing RETURNS TO EAST--Sgt. Gordon R. Lundeeu, son of Mrs. Jennie Lundeen, 516 -8th S. E., has returned to Fort Dix, N. J., after spending a 14 day furlough here. Sgt. Lundeen is with a medical detachment and previous to being stationed at Fort Dix had been on desert maneuvers in Arizona. --V-- Motherhood Premiums to Married Women in Armed Forces Provided - Washington, ( U . R ) -- C o n g r e s s ^ found · itself · in a position Thursday of having approved inadvertently the payment of motherhood premiums to married women in the armed forces. Members of the house military affairs committee, somewhat flustered, said something would be done about it when house and senate conferees begin talks on the different servicemen's mustering-out pay bills passed by the two chambers. Both the house and senate voted specifically that no mustering, out pay would go to service personnel discharged dishonorably or released at their own request to find employment in essential industries. But they did not exclude married WACs, WAVES, SPARS, or Lady Marines who are eligible for honorable discharges, and therefore mustering out pay, in event of pregnancy. The house, bill was passed by .unanimous vote late Wednesday and would provide $100 for less than 60 days service and $300 for 6D days or more. It was a revision of a bill passed previously by the senate and calling for S200 for less than 12 months of domestic service and other amounts ranging up to 5500, depending on the length and nature, of service. Thompson -- Robert Alvey of Hollandale, Minn., visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Alvey. Mr. Alvey is with the Paul Jones, Inc., Produce Co. RASH Soothe; cool, relieve diaper raah--often, pre-; vent it with Messana, the astringent medicated powder. Got Mexana. Eats Home Town Turkey New Year's Pvt. William "Bud",Boomhower, son of L. .R. Boomhower, writes from somewhere in Italy in a V- mail letter dated Jan. 5, that the turkey they had for Nett\ Year's dinner came in boxes that had Mason City labeled all over them. "'I enjoyed our New Year's dinner more than Thanksgiving or Christmas," he wrote, "simply because the turkeys were from home. I told everybody and his dog that the turkey they were eating was from my home town. "Another thing for which we can thank the people back home who are backing us so' loyally is the daily package of cigarets we receive. Without them I don't know what most of the boys would do. It is really a comforting thought to know, the people at home are thinking of you. "Those turkeys were eaten pretty close to the front," wrote Pvt. Boomhower at the end of his letter. Boomhower was attending junior college here at the time of entering the service in October, 1942. He is attached to a tank battalion and went overseas in April, 1943. He had been in Africa and took part in the invasion of Sicily and Italy. At the time of the Salerno action he was ill 'and spent 10 weeks in a hospital in that city. Y Whereabouts Pvt. George A. Peterson, son of Mi-, and Mrs. A. J. Peterson, 404 14th S. E., has been transferred from North Camp Hood, Tex., to Camp Carson, Colo. Private Peterson was formerly in a tank destroyer unit and is now in the RETURNS TO NORFOLK--Ira L. Thomas, gunner's mate 3/c, has returned to Norfolk, Va., following a 15 day leave spent at the home of his parents, Air. and Mrs. Ira Thomas, 221 4th N. W. Thomas entered the service In Feb., 1942. --V-- casual training detachment at Camp Carson. He entered the service in Aug., 1943. Ffc. Kenneth Wayne Harrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Harrington, 115 Adams S. W., is now somewhere in the Pacific. Pfc. Harrington entered the service in Dec., 1942, and took his first training in' the radio intelligence school at Camp McCain, Miss. Carl Peters, seaman 2/c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Peters, 44B 5th S. W., has returned to Farragut, Idaho, for further training after spending 14 day leave here. Henry H. Figman, seaman 2/c, has returned to Camp Farragut, Idaho, after spending a leave of 11 days here visiting his wife and parents at 436 5th S. W. ·-- Ffc. Jack E. Krueger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Krueger, 628 6th S. E., who entered service with the marines in October has finished his boot training at San Diego, Cal., and has been transferred to Norman, Okla., to at- end an aviation ordnance school, Francis Ransom who en- ered service in the army air corps n December is now stationed at Amarillo, Tex., according to word received from his wife, at 1300 12th N., W. He is the son of C. E. Ransom, here. Charles Robert Lehnan, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. "Chuck" Lennan, 1130 4th S. W., has arrived at Jefferson Barracks, according to word received by his parents. For Furniture and Woodwork with DUCO The Easy to Use Enamel BOOMHOWER HARDWARE HOME FROM ITALIAN AREA --Claude Pickctt, signalman 3rd class, son of Kay Pickett, 921 4lh S. W., is home on a 15 day leave from service with the amphibious forces in the Mediterranean area where he had taken part in the Sicilian and Italian invasions. Signalman Fickett entered the service in Jan., 19'42, and has been overseas since June, of last year. As a civilian he attended the high school here and at the time of joining the navy was employed at the Decker Sons packing plant. His sister. Margery Pickett is director of a WAG band at Fort Oslethorpe, Ga., and is also visiting here.- (Lock Photo) v DOROTHY GRAY IMAGINE! A bigS2 Dottle of famous Dorothy Gray Blusttry Weather Lotion for only $11 Enough to help keep your skin looking soft and xnooih M winter long! He enlisted last June in the army air corps before his 18th birthday. He reported at Camp Dodge Jan. 13. Pvt. Keith L. Haight. son of Mr. and Mrs. Elgar Z. Haight, route 3, the world's has returned to Camp Iron Moun- --aviation, tain in the Mojave desert after a 15 day furlough spent here. His basic training was at Camp Roberts, Cal., where he was boxing champion of the llth regiment He expects to be transferred again the last of this month. --Y-- Pvt. Milton Schoepf Chosen to Guard Leaders at Teheran A Cerro Gordo county boy, Pvt. Milton Schoepf, 23, son of Vern Shoepf and member of the military police of the American armed forces in the near East, was among those chosen to guard the leaders, of the 3 allied nations at Teheran. Private Schoepf sends his father clippings from foreign newspapers showing himself as an M. P. at the famous conference at which President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin discussed the future of the war. The Cerro Gordo soldier is now stationed with the M. P.'s near Cairo, Egypt. He stated it was impossible for him to relate some of the interesting events in connection with the conference. Private Schoepf was a ministerial student at the Northwest Bible school at Minneapolis before the war. He has one more year of schooling before he is ready to take a charge. Private Schoepf has been overseas since May 1. His wife is Uving at Minneapolis with a daughter born Jan. ·}. The young man's father lives on Route 4, Mason City. --V-Advises Against Cold "Cure 11 Boston, (U.R)--The whisky treatment for colds is out, according to State Public Health Commissioner Vlado A. Getting. Dr. Getting says that whisky and such stimulants only make the patient forget he is sick, and after they wear off the cold is still with hira ; The health commissioner says tSe best cold remedy is a lot of sleep and plenty of liquids such as tea, coffee, milk and fruit juices. SENDS JAP SOUVENIR--"Souvenir of the takin' of Makin (Gilbert Islands) by my ship and others diirlne November, 1943. From a dead Jap who is now with his honorable (question mark) ancestors," was the message K. E. Sweeney, chief storekeeper, U. S. navy, typed on a piece of Jap currency of '10 yen' and sent to his sister, Mrs. W. H. Hansen, 815 Washington S. W. Sweeney is now stationed in Hawaii, y Air Cadet Examining Board Coming A traveling army air forces aviation cadet examining%oard from army recruiting headquarters in Des Moines, will be at the Mason City post office Thursday, Jan. 27, to conduct official examinations for 17 year olds interested in being selected as future army aviation cadets. - \ The examinations, consisting of a final-type mental and a preliminary physical, will be given promptly at 12:30 noon. Applications and information may be had from the nearest aviation cadet examining board; from any civil air patrol recruiting office, or any Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Seventeen year olds are eligible if not an essential industrial or agricultural worker. Newly modified physical requirements now permit men with visual acuity 20/30, correctible to 20/20 with glasses, eligible to join. All 17 year olds who successfully qualify ore presented with silver wings to wear as reservists. Army officials emphasize that such reservists cannot be called to active duty until they reach their 18th birthday, and if in school at age 18, they may continue until the end of their current term providing such term ends within 6 months after reaching age 18. When ordered to active duty and beginning of a $30,000 education, aviation cadets are given 5 months of college training, then ;o on to 8 months of fuir flight training. When graduated as aombardier, pilot, or navigator, they are commissioned as 2nd lieutenants or appointed flight of- COMMANDS GUN CREW--Lt. (j. e.) Cecil Raymond Boyer, whose wife-lives at 318 Carolina S. E., has reported to the New Orleans naval armed guard center where he will await assignment as commander of the navy gun crew aboard a merchant vessel, announced the navy department Thursday. In his assignment Lt. Boyer will be charged with the' defense af the ship in case of attack. Lt. Boyer was a civilian instructor in the U. S. army air corps prior to entering the navy Aug., 1943. He attended Cornell college, Mt. Vernon. where he was active in athletics, winning letters in football, basketball and tennis. He is the son of Mrs. Fannie A. Boyer, Mason City. --V-- Engineers, Seabees Set Pacific Pace A South Pacific Base, (U.R)-- Army engineers and navy construction battalions--the tough seabees--are credited by military authorities in this area with much of the success of the United States South Pacific campaign. The engineers and the seabees double in brass as workers and fighters and they're called the most efficient and versatile outfits in the service. An army engineer staff officer said that during a recent engagement in the Solomons, the engineers sustained a higher percentage of casualties than did the infantry. Capt. Keginuald S. Jackson, Toledo, Ohio, reporting OB the activities of the engineers on Bougainville, said they are carving out of the impenetrable, marshy jungle a permanent highway which will accommodate 6 lanes of traffic--"and they had to start from'scratch as the road has a bed no more solid than quicksand." Jackson said army staff officers who have fought through the Solomons campaigns credit much of the army's success in jungle fighting to the fact that the engineers have built good roads right up to command posts which generally are just behind the front lines. "This method of supply has given the Americans a tremendous advantage over the Jap because the enemy has no means, or lacks the ingenuity, to solve the problem of getting food, ammunition and water to their fighting men," Jackson said. "Also, because of the roads, wounded can be evacuated virtually from the front line and rushed to the rear where they can be treated Quickly. This factor has saved many lives." . In addition to building roads, the engineers a l s o construct bridges, clear fields or fire, obtain purified drinking water, clear the ground for supply and ammunition dumps, survey camp and bivouac sites, and make maps and map reproductions. A factor of considerable assistance to the engineers and seabees and one which has made them the envy of officers of allied armies is the abundance and weight of equipment they have. Engineers landing with the first army troops at Bougainville early in November brought with them bulldozers, pile drivers, air compressors, carryall scrapers, plus thousands of Americans on Attu Alert to Any Attempt Japs Might Launch Attu, Aleutian Islands, Jan. 11, (Delayed), (/P)--Lights flashing out of the wintry night on a slope above" Massacre valley caused an alert here Thursday night. It turned out to be a f a l s e alarm, but demonstrated that American soldiers and sailors garrisoning this outermost of the Aleutians take n o t h i n g for granted. No chances were taken since the Japanese who slipped away f r o m Kiska so secretly, under fog, last summer might use winter storm fronts as shields for a return visit here. Actually, the last Japanese seen on Attu, where their garrison was wiped out in 20 days of bitter fighting last May, was a hungry, ragged straggler rounded up last September. Since then, Americans have developed the island into a strong base, with recreational and health facilities. A new theater and a basketball court, built by the seabees, was opened at the naval air station Thursday night. The vaudeville and movie performance was not interrupted by the false alarm alert. Health facilities include steam baths and solariums, where in addition to supervising the artificial "ray" light treatments, at- Alaska Flyeijj Down in Mud' Asks, of Tide Naknek, Alaska, (U.R)--\\ bush pilot, Bob Reeve, the on|| civilian pilot employed in Alas: by the army, recently radio flight control here and asked 111 tide data, the boys in the tow J decided they had heard ever!] thing. [ During their tour of duty at th lot who said he w|| ut" the birth of .81 ON LEAVE FROM OVERSEAS --Vae Geiler, petty officer 1/c. is here on a 21 day leave visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Geiler, 1527 Jefferson N.' W. Geiler is captain's yeoman and has been on duty in the Pacific for the past 7 months. He was formerly employed in the Globe-Gazette m a i 1 i n e room. --V-- individual tools--shovels, picks, axes and saws. British Coastal Guns Sink German Ship Near Cap Gris Nez London, (U.R)--British coastal batteries sank a large German ship off the French coast near' Cap Gri Nez Thursday and German guns across the Straits of Dover ·eplied with a bombardment of he southeast English coast. The rans-channel exchange of gunfire was one of the heaviest of the war. It was touched off by an attempt of German ships to steal through the fog-covered straits. IN NEW HEBRIDES --Uyron N". Zack. son of 3Ir. and Mrs. R. R. Zack, 211 6lh N. W.. recently promoted to seaman 1/c, is now stationed in the New Hebrides with the maintenance unit of the Seabees. Seaman Zack was graduated from the Mason City high school last spring and entered the service in June. He has been overseas since October. y, KEEPS BUSY Wayland M. Nell of Des Moines looks after 150 walnut trees and 100 butternut trees. Mr. Newell now 97 years old also cares for a vegetable and summer garden. He Buy War Savings Bonds and grows trees as a hobby and gives j Stamps from your Globe-Gazette them to his friends. 1 carrier boy. ficers. In either case the pay and allowances are from $246 to S327 per month. When the war is over, these men will be qualified for leadership in the world's greatest new industry --V-Red Cross in the War Do You Know? Red Cross c h a p t e r s offer claims service to ex-servicemen. Home service workers are kept informed on government procedures and, working through Red Cross field directors in the veterans' administration, on all developments in a claimant's case. Red Cross hospital workers are at the service of the wounded soon after they have been brought from battle action. Since the outbreak of war in Europe 4 years ago supplies valued at 319,400,000 have been produced in or.donated by American Red Cross · chapters for foreign war relief. One home in 3 in the United States now has a person trained in Red Cross first aid. A million and a half persons were trained in the last year. America is the only nation having a Red Cross that has a complete morale, home service and welfare program for the armed forces. U Offers Aid to Officers Iowa City -- Law enforcement ! officers again will get aid in learning their varied duties when the University of Iowa holds its 8th annual peace officers' short course next summer. Prof. R. M. Perkins of the law college, director of the course, said that tentative plans call for the course to be continued, although the exact dates have not been announced. In the 1943 course, the enrollment totaled about 300 men and 73 different-experts spoke on 44 topics. Special classes, laboratories, and lectures and panel discussions make up the program over a 5- tendants provide massages for stiff backs or sore arms. U. S. fries to Outrun Axis in Chemistry Iowa City--Task of the American chemists is to keep one full stride ahead of the Germans and Japs and they are aided in this endeavor by the general wealth of the United States in raw materials, according to Prof. George Glockler, head of the University of Iowa's chemistry department. "The enemy lacks many raw materials and therefore has to carry on many intricate chemical processes in order to get along. Luckily, we need not perform these more complicated chemical (asks because of our great wealth in oil wells and other raw 'materials," said Professor Glockler. He emphasized that the Germans have a very highly-developed chemical industry as indicated by the fact that they have' 3 chemists or chemical. engineers per.thousand of population, while the United States has only one such chemically-trained person per thousand. "The Japanese stress upon this science is illustrated by the fact that in one year, 1937, they increased their chemical plant capacity by 43%, of which 25% remote Bristol Bay station had received calls from pilots wtl had crashed in the foggy peaPJjl who were lost and wanted a beajl ing.^and even a frantic messaj'| from one pilot "sweating o child and wanted to know if thqf could find out if it was a boy orU girl. But this was the first times flyer had requested information regarding the tides. t j They admitted later, howevef it was something that could haJ been expected from Reeve, wl}| rates in the llth air force as jl sure-enough white-haired wondr' because of his snowy thatch aj the fact that he habitually Ilf the island chain in an ancient ; battered single-engined p 1 a i which none of the highly trail! army pilots would even step inl Reeve's request for tide data \f due to the fact that he had bj trapped over Bristol Bay in zel zero weather, with ice making f his wings and propeller and I open field within his somewa limited flying range. So he r| set the venerable plane down a mud flat offshire--the only of land he could find--to wait : the weather to break. When contacted the tower he said had a feeling he heard somewhej .that the tide today was the est of the year, and he thought} might cover the mud flat. When the tower boys confirn his suspicion, Reeve took off hu9j riedly and came in through t : ? murk to a safe landing, at ~" '' nek. As a result of his experien$ llth air force pilots are now rying tide books. Husband Gels AVrongr Gift Kansas City, Mo., (U.R)--Mt Helen Finnell Skaggs of City couldn't understand the silence from her soldier husba at Fort Benning, Ga., after sent his Christmas box. That not until she discovered she made a mistake and sent ti'ji wrong package--one containiij toys intended for a 2 year old sc;..^ of a friend. N.I "~ 1%S1 CAR IN' COLD STORAGE ' Ottawa, Kans.. (/P)--When trj] mercury dropped to 7 above zer a water main broke,, sending SPANKED--WANTS DIVORCE Salem, Mass., (U.R)--Because heir husband took her over his knee and spanked her with' a ' hair brush when she returned home at midnight after visiting an aunt, Mrs. Muriel A. Roland, 26, of Boston, has petitioned for divorce in probate court. was definitely connected with war materials. What expansion they have made since then is a matter of conjecture," said the university chemist. American chemical industries has been developed since World war I to a remarkable degree. For example, he cited that membership in the American Chemical Society in 1914 was about 7,000 while now it is more than 34,000. These trained scientists are engaged in making innumerable materials without which global war would be impossible, such as steel, aluminum,, magnesium and other light metals, plastics, synthetic rubber, high octane gas and explosives. spray into the air. Rex automobile was parked nearb;J; Hours later it still was- a hu" chunk of ice. Howard had to for warm weather just to move tl' vehicle. · . COLDS GAIN EVERYWHERI Thousands are Buffering but you don have to endure chert muscle tigbtne* aches, and coughs due to a cold withoi doing something about it. Get Pene and rub it on chest, throat, and ba Penetro_ is modern medication in a ba.' containing old fashioned mutton sue Inside it soothes and comforts now ai throat passages. Outside it acts like wanning plaster on the spot ·where a plied. Thousands of families from coa to coastre!jronPenetro'»twoway«tio And it's so clean, white and stainless use. 2oc.- Double supply 35p. Get rel from these colds' miseries with Peoct day period. y PROMOTED TO CORPORAL, -- David Perdue, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Perdue. 946 1st S. E., has been promoted to the rank of corporal at Camp Grant, Rockford, III., where he is assistant band master. Cpl. Perdue has been with the band there since entering the service in March, 1911. The band travels a great deal, he -writes, and so keeps him -pretty busy. Cpl. Perdue's wife is with him at Rockford. Daniel Perdue, aviation cadet, a brother of David, is now taking training at Sikeston, Mo. In the self- government the cadets have. Dan has the office of cadet's lieutenant, or chief aide to the cadet commander. Dan entered the service in Feb.. 1943, and first went to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Since then he has taken training at Michigan state college, Lansing, Mich., and Randolph field, San Antonio, Tex. He expects to finish his training at Sikeston, in February. -- V -Harrison Kohl Promoted to Rank of Captain Harrisori Kohl, business manager of the Stars and Stripes, Yank publication in_England, was promoted to the rank of captain the first part of January, according to word received from his mother, Mrs. Roy Bosworth, 123 2nd S. E. A recent letter from him stated that the staff was putting on a Notre Dame-Minnesota d i n n e r which all athletes from those 2 SWIFT'S BROOKFIELD CORN COUNTRY BUTTER 45 Ib. BUEHLER BROS { 214 SO. FED MARKET PHONE 916 NORTH IOWAS LARGEST M A R K E T f T-Bone, Short Cut Sirloin Baby Beef STEAKS 30 Ib. Country Style Bulk Pork Sausage -- AND -Ground Beef 18 Ib. 2-lb. Box Processed Cheese 16 Points 86 eo. Tender Beef Short Lean, Sugar Cured SLAB PCI BACON Points 25 Ib. SMOKED 2 Points SALT PORK . Ib. 15c LARGE WIENERS... Ib. 25c d Si SLICED BACON Fresh, Leon Side Ib. Cudahy's Smoked Tender Made H A M S Points SPARE Point Free RffiLETS . . . Ib. IOC BULK SAUERKRAUT,lb.9c 4 Points QJ«t Per Box Each Oi|C Pork Cadets, Ib, 30c| Veal Patties.. Ib.SOc schools stationed were to attend. - in that area The air service command of the army air forces employs 300,000 civilians. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Tender Beef Pot Roast 25 Ib. Milk Fed Veal Shoulder Roast 25 Ib. Meaty Spare Ribs.. 19 C Ib. PORK, BEEF, VEAL HEARTS . . . . Ib. 19c MEATY HECK BONES. Ik c 100% PURE LARD Ib. !7c FRESH, FROZEN HEADLESS HERRING . . . Ib. 20c ^^;^ 33SBK

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