The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 31, 1944 · Page 3
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, January 31, 1944
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JBee Outdoes iPoliceman in Winter Chase Denver, Colo., (U.R) -- A fast round between a Denver policeman and an out-of-season bee ended in a stinging defeat for the officer. The defeat was double-edgec | for Patrolman Jack Straight, be ' cause he'also is an amateur* apiar , ist. He was cruising along, svhen I the insect flew in an open win '\ dow. Straight identified it as he thing to add to his hive at lome. So he proceeded to try to cap- ure the bee, first with his hand and then with his hat. When that, ailed, Straight alighted from tne car and attempted to coax the bee nto the open with vigorous swats and scoops. One of the swats got the bee. There followed what seemed to be a brisk, one-man scuffle, with the bee emerging victorious atop Straight's left ear. The patrolman showed up at headquarters a few minutes after for medical attention. He had an ear that was L times its normal size--but no bee Anteaters can go leriods without food. Powder Plant in Kansas Is 'City for War' De Soto, Kans., U.F-- The Sun- Jlower ordnance works here is more than just a war project to provide the latest type of smoke less powder to the men on the fighting fronts--it is a city--a citj for war. Nearly every service, industr or business usually found in small town is represented at Sun for Ion flower. The plant police depart ment consists of several hundre male and female guards. Fire ighters wilh modern fire-fight- ng equipment are trained to com- at blaze in any part of the plant, nd a complete staff of doctors, urscs, technicians and ambu- ance drivers provide a 24-hour nedical service. "Business agencies" at the ord- rnnce works include a drygoods store or a clothing warehouse, a aundry to wash powder uniforms 2 modern cafeterias, and housing supervisors who work as real estate agents'to find homes for the employes. Public services such as those m all the modern cities are a part of the network making the plant a self-sufficient unit. An elaborate communication system of tele- hone, teletype and telegraph has jeen installed. The problem of ransportation has heen solved adequately for the employes hrough taxi and bus service to all Mints of the reservation. Two garages, a gas station and several mobile units are maintained at the plant to service the transportation equipment. Road building and road maintenance men, railroad-track maintenance worker and railroad engineers are con nected with the transportation de partment. Landscape gardeners are cm ployed to prevent sail erosion an keep weeds cut as a precautio against fires. School teaching als is included In the plant activities ith a period of induction Irain- ng for each new worker. Photographers, carpenters, mill- 'rights, painters, plumbers, elec- ricians, riggers and sheet metal vorkers all have their part in the o'u of plant maintenance. Not only heso, but many other industries necessary for the operation of a powder plant the size of the local unit have been established on the grounds. Men and women from every phase of business have been employed at the Sunflower ord nance plant to make the plant 'city for war." The first American to circum navigate the globe was Capt. Rob crl Gray, who sailed from Bosto in H87 Smith, Brown and Jones ; 0 p Names at Ft. Devens Fort Dcven, M a s s., (U.R)--It's he same in the army as m tne clephone book. The Smiths, Brown and Joneses lead all the rest--at least if Fort Devens - jny criterion. Lt Max R. Knickerbocker, postal officer at Devens, says there are now more than 250 Smiths 01 the post and that 350 other Smith have been shipped out but ar still on the active mailing list. Lt Knickerbocker says ther are more than 200 Browns an about the same number o Joneses. The Murphys and th Monday, Jan. 31. 1941 3 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Johnsons come next with about 00 each, he adds. Confiscated Furs Sold LausiiiB. Mich., (UP.)--The annual winter sale of confiscated and bountied furs netted the state conservation department's game protection fund $5,004. A single otter pelt brought the highest price at the auction, going for $18. A total of 573 coyote pelts, 120 bobcats, 381 muskrats, 14 mink, 14 beaver, 23 raccoon, and 5 deer hides were auctioned. MASON CITY'S GREATEST CLEARANCE ,, ,_ ... .. unM ,«s, . . . 'OUT GOES ALL WINTER MERCHANDISE! SHOP! SAVE! m«»»n A.. SAVE.TO 9:30 TUESDAY A. M. OUR ENTIRE STOCK MILLINERY AND EVEN MORE OUTSTANDING GROUP COATS FAR BELOW HALF AT SALE STARTS ON THE DOT Broken sizes, of course, but if you can find YOUR coat among these you ve the biysest bargain of your lite. Sport type in tweed, fleece. SMART WINTER SUITS 29.95 VALUES Suits to live in ... trimly tailored of fine woolens in classic and softer styles. And what bargains they all are! Brown and a variety of colors included. HOSIERY Sheer rayons in all desirable shades--while they last. IBS? Beautiful Quality-Just 10 Suits This Price VALUES TO $159 -"·rrsr-^r^-^ BUY WAR BONDS VALUES TO $5.95 Sport hats and dressier types in black, brown and colors. Every hat in stock included. Come early! Save! FASCINATORS Colors and Black, Regular to §1.25

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