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January 31, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

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JES HELD FOR JISSG. DECKER IT M. E. CHURCH ! Favorite Poems and. Prose of Her Library [Read During Service I'uneral services for JMiss Ger- Ide Decker, long a civic and lial leader of Mason City, who |d at a local hospital Saturday I'rnoon, following an illness pe sliortly before Christmas, te held at the First Methodist freh Monday .afternoon, with Itor Marvin B. Kober, pastor [.he 'church, officiating, j was a service of simplicity Scripture and prayer, but Ijout music or eulogy, in ob- ance of her own requests. foctor Kobcr read several se- fpns of tioelry and jirosc from |s ill Miss Decker's library, iiding "Poems of the Social ikening" by Walter Kauschcn- seleclions from Robert (.·lung's "Eabbi Ben Ezra," and r written by Stable Orally, I'aled with the national or- iou of the' Y. \V. C. A. Decker was born Jan. 12. En Chicago. She had lived in I City since 1301, and had led Iowa State Teachers at Cedar Falls, where she ilized in music, fiough she taught public music for a short time, she her greatest satisfaction working in the religious, and cultural movements of Icommunity. Among these [the First Methodist church, y Chapel, the W e s ! e v h, the Y. W. C. A. and the |umity Art Center. lifelong devotion had been to the Young Women's Stian Association, first as a \ ;it and later as a charter if er of the Mason City asso- % n, in which she has served .ft aany capacities, including ,j» lent and general secretary. 3 icep interest in the y. \v. --I extended to this national 1 which with the church fur- the foundation for her interest in international, i n t e r r a c i a l and interreligious movements. Miss Decker was long active in the work of the First Methodist church, as a member of the board of stewards and as one of the' committee of 21 that launched the church's new building program. . Also interested in the promotion of art education here, Miss Decker had been active in Art Week programs and exhibitions at the Hotel Hanford, the armory, ihc Mason City public library, and lent her support to the organization and founding of the Community Art Center, recently closed by the lack of funds for this work when the war started. She had played a part in supporting many worthwhile groups anil interests, although seldom held office herself or took any of the credit for the organizations promoted. Surviving Miss Decker are her mother, Mrs. Augusta Deckeri jrolhor, Jay E. Decker, sister, Mrs. E. R. Dunlop, and nephews cind nieces. J. Emerson Decker, Dudley Allen Decker, Dorothy Decker, Ralph Gordon Dunlop. Edmund Decker Dunlop and Mrs. Corliss Anderson. She was preceded in death by her father. Jacob' E. Decker, founder of the Jacob E. Decker and Sons packing plant. Pallbearers were Emerson, Milton and Dudley Decker, Ralph Dunlop. Corliss D. Anderson and Edmund D. Dunlop. Ushers were Ira Stinson and Fulton Potter. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. The Major funeral home in charge. i Vitamins Restore Eolor to GRAY HAIR? ; v:ith pray liaircd people, a [^ad _ . u p i n g magazine, Uiin^ ihe "ami uray · taniin,' found 883 of those tested liail licccss.GIMYVITA contains \ha (estcd It of this remarkable viuimin PLUS -15IJ Tlsof Bt.Gt.-t CHAYVJTA now. HUday 1 jit S1.SO.100 days' 54.00. Phone Sell' Service. \VaIgreun's. Union Maintenance Approved for Iowa State Brand Workers . D o u g l a s McMannes, business agent of packinghouse workers union local No. 38, Monday announced the receipt of a directive order from the regional labor relations board of Kansas City, approving a joint application filed by the Iowa State Brunei Creameries. Inc.. members of local 38 of the packinghouse workers union of the C. I. O.; for union maintenance of membership. Under this order employes, who are members of tiie union, are given 15 days to withdraw from the union. If the}' do not withdraw w i t h i n that lime they must under this order retain union membership for the duration of the contract. MRS, ALAMBIS, 65, SUCCUMBS Funeral Rites to Be Thursday at Church Mrs. Steve Alambis, 05, died at 1 local hospital at 3 p. in. Sunday, ollowing an illness of 5 days. She lad resided at 722 Gth S. W., and lad been a resident of Mason City or the past 29 years. Mrs. Alambis, nee, Stavroula Lepas, was born Sept. 14, 1878, it Trahele, Evia, Greece. She re- ided as a girl with her family on i farm hi Greece and was inar- ·ied Vo Steve Alambis there Jan. 25, 1898. She came to the United States Aug. 24, 1915, with her daughter, Faye, /to join her husband who had come here ahead '£ her. Surviving are her husband, daughter, Faye Alambis, Mason iity, another daughter, Mrs. Tom Venizel, who remained in Greece, 2 sons, Paul Alambis, Milwaukee, and Sgt. Thomas Alambis, with he United States army in Hawaii, md 4 grandchildren, Alexandria, John, Steve and George Venizel, ill in Greece. She was precided n death by one daughter, Friday., in infancy in Greece. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the Greek Orthodox church, of which she s a member, with Father Abro- sios Gimmukus, officiating. Burial ill be at Elmwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at the chapel of the McAuley and Son funeral home until 9 a. m. Thursday when it will be taken to the Alambis residence, 722 Oth S. W., from where it will be Uiken to the church for the services. INFORMATION. PLEASE Tacoma. Wash.. (U.R)--Members of the' sports staff of the Tacoma Wash.. Times wondered what the newspaper's telephone operator was thinking of when a young mother called and asked: "Can you give me any information on the annual Stork derby, please?' '·1 don't know anything about it, the operator said, "but I'll connec you with the sports department." Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Jap It Appears Like 4th at Local Bank Snowflakes were falling outside Monday, but to anyone stepping nside the First National bank, it could well be the Fourth of July. "It's just our way of going out 100 per cent in co-operating in :he iocal bond selling set-up," said ft. C. Keister, assistant cashier, who along with the entire bank personnel was wearing a recl- white-and-blue paper hat. "People make remarks and we get a chance to talk bonds," he said. And no one could get lost on the way to Ihe bond counter, for large, real man-sized footprints painted on the floor made a path from either door to that busy place. A German machine gun taken by Paul Axiotis, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Louis Axiotis, 507 17th N. W., on the island of Sicily near Palermo, and an Italian commando gun were among some firearms and shells displayed on the north check counter. A large V inscribing the words War Bonds was painted on the center of the floor and posters were placed on the walls. Mr. Keister explained that the Iowa State Bank association had asked every bank in the state to co-operate in the 4th War Loan drive. POLIO DISASTER AVERTED IN '43 WITH U. S. READY Schanke Tells How Foundation Met Needs lo Combat Disease '·What might have; been a major catastrophe in the summer and fall of 194J because of the nationwide infantile paralysis outbreak was speedily averted because for years the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis had been preparing for such a violent outbreak. It had trained workers available who could be rushed to epidemic areas; it had available all known dula on the disease; its thousands of volunteer chapter workers were on guard in every locality in the nation. The national foundation was ready." This statement was made by A. M. Schunke, Cerro Gordo county chapter chairman of the National Infantile Paralysis Foundation, on Farm Equipment and Supply Installs Service Machinery I** · * 1^1 . . . . Equipped to Service Farm Machinery of All Makes The Farm Equipment and Supply company, l o c a l Allis-Chalmers dealer, has installed one of the most modern service departments for farm machinery in this part of the state, C. L. Dkkcrson, new owner and operator of the company, announced Monday. "With a shortage of farm machinery becoming more and more aculc it is necessary to rebuild and rehabilitate the equipment on hand if the farmer is to produce the food needed to carry on this war,'' he said. To meet (his need the Farm Equipment and Supply company lias not only installed the latest type of machinery, but has hired 3 competent mechanics. The idea in mind in purchasin this service equipment was to make it adaptable to all makes of Forum Sunday after- n:^ ; ebruary Clearance O DISCOUNT ON .iving Room Suites Studio Couches Chairs IP TO 12 MONTHS TO PAY TYLER- RYAN'S 29 2nd St. S. E. Thonc 3910 for Evenin:: Appointments Plan Pitiless But Just Peace Terms Washington, iVP)--The American government's determination to impose a just but pitiless peace on Japan has. been strengthened and hardened by the enemy's ruthless treatment of prisoners it was learned Monday, and somc. ranking authorities are advocating a :i-point program to strip the Japanese ot their economic ability ever to make war again. The main points of this program are: 1. Deprive the Japanese of all heavy industries which can be readily converted to munitions production. ' 2. Permit them to operate no merchant marine or commercial air fleets and to possess no ships larger than 1,000 tons capacity. This would limit their seafaring activities to fishing and small- scale trading. 3. Allow them to engage fully in the farming necessary to support their population. Beyond these' purely economic measures lie, of course, the postwar measures regarding Japan on which ihe United States has already agreed with its allies in the Pacific and Asia. These are to strip the Japs of their whole empire of conquest built up through half a century of aggression and lo punish war criminals such as those military officials responsible for the atrocities inflicted on American prisoners in the Philippines. In addition there is a belief in naval circles that the United States should have control oE the Benin islands or islands in that area for naval base so long as this country is committeed to help maintain the peace in that part of the world. The Bonins lie in a chain running south from Japan to Guam. The Guam-Bonin line is the base of Japanese strategic dispositions in the Pacific. In talking now of measures necessary to keep Japan from cm- barking on new aggressions in the years to come, mUilury men stressed that the war in the Pacific still has a long u'ay to go. Yet they feel that as the American people iearn more of the nature of the enemy they arc fighting they should also give consideration to the treatment of that enemy when he is defeated. Release of information on the Philippine? atrocities was but one step in giving out factual, documented stories of the suffering which the Japanese have causeel among groups of helpless people in their power. The stories have begun to come out in volume now largely because a majority of experts on Japan within Ihc government finally agreed that the situation of prisoners still in Japanese hands is so bad it could hardly be worse and might eventually be improved by the force of outraged public opinion. Even the ruthless leaders now in control of the Japanese government may be swayed by this opinion, some experts feel, if they believe that/ by better treatment they may prevent the imposition of harsher peace terms than those already planned by the allies. But any peace short of unconditional surrender. A m e r i c a r leaders fear, will leave Nippon ii position to rearm and strike again U.S.DROPS 3,900 TONS OF BOMBS Destroys 256 German Planes in 48 Hours London, (.fJ--U. S. army headquarters announced Monday that heavy bombers of the American strategic: airforces based in England and Italy had dropped rrfOre than 3,900 tons of bombs on the German war machine in the 48 hours ended Sunday. Attacking, from both the west and south, American planes in 2 days destroyed 255 enemy aircraft. Fighters downed 131 while 124 fell to bomber gunners. In these operations, which on unday alone involved more than ,700' planes, the Americans lost 4 bombers and 21 fighters. The American role in the devas- aling aerial offensive included Saturday's record assault by more lian 800 heavy bombers against Yankfurt, Sunday's bombing of ircraft plants at Brunswick and var industries at Hannover in Jermany, and smashes at na^i- ield airfields in northern Italy. The number of enemy planes destroyed on the ground in Italy alone was greater than the total lumber of U. S. bombers lost in he 48 hours. the KGLO noon. Mr. Schanke pciinlcd out that the national foundation makes available; to every man, woniim and child the best of medical care, regardless of age, race, creed or color. It was pointed out that necessary equipment is sped to stricken areas. Extra doctors, nurses and Kenny technicians are dispatched. The 45,000 volunteer laymen and professional members organized by the foundation come to attention, ready to serve. Mr. Schanko reminded Unit there is no drug for the cure of infantile paralysis, as in malaria and pneumonia. Extra precautions, Identical Twins Become Mothers at Des Moines T)cs Moines, f/P) -- Mrs. .lame. Ballanlyne a n d Mrs. D o n a I c Holmes, identical twins of 19, anc residents of Cherokee. Iowa, became mothers within 37 minute o£ each other Sunday. Born a Iowa Methodist hospital were daughter to the former and a son to the latter. The fathers are in the armed forces. Bristow -- Marvin Hoalf is in Waterloo where he has a carpen ter job with the Herrick Ee frigcrator company. The famil; will move as soon as they locale a suitable apartment. therefore, are necessary in the i'ishl against infantile paralysis. "Now the time is again at hand when you are asked to support the annual fund-raising- appeal," he said. "No individual or group of individuals owns the foundation; it is the property of all the American people; it is yours, it is mine. It is simply Ihc agency through which you and I can (j'ivu intelligently lo fight the disease which threatens all us," 31 r. Sehaiike said. "We must continue to gain ground against it," he continued. "The fight against it must go on. So let's all give as generously as we can. Remember, every dime, every quarter, every dollar you contribute means protection for your family. Half of all the funds contributed is returned (a own county," he concluded. :t spc- farm machinery and not to cialize in Allis-Chalmers machinery only. The company is equipped to handle all makes of tractors, combines, corn pickers, mowers' tillage tools and other machinery! Mr. Dickerson came to Mason City from Des Moines, where he and his partner, R. W. Parkhurst, operate the Union Motor Sales company, in which lliey have from 9 to 11 in the service department, withuhis background of experience.-, he is confident that the Farm Equipment and Supply will be qualified lo handle the needs of North Iowa farmers. The shop equipment iueluelcs the latest type of valve grinding machinery, sleeve motor installation equipment, complete hard scat grinders, tractor motor analyzer eeiuipmtnt and a complete stock of parts. The Farm Equipment and Sup- lily company is operating temporarily in the Allis-Chalmers brand- at 14D 4th S. W., but has leased :: building which will be remodeled md modernized within the ne.xt 4 r 5 weeks, Mr. Dickeraon stated. Armed Forces Now any 100 Billion in U. S. Life Insurance Washington, Ol.fi) -- Members of carry more of ihe armed forces now than SltfO.000,000,000 worth [overnmcnt life insurance. The average American .serviceman meets monthly premiums on an 58,300 national service lii'e in- iurancc policy. The to]) amount he could buy is $10,000. The money is deducted from his pay and credited to his account at the veterans administration. To date 13,754,000 policies worth 5100,586,801,440 have been issued, according to the veterans administration. It already had paid out Monday, Jan. 31, 1944 7 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 520,255,000 in monthly installments lo beneficiaries of 44,296 policies. Two years ago the a v e r a g e doughboy insured himself for only $4,805. Today, if he goes overseas, he probably has a government policy for at least Si),500. At one povt of embarkation during the last 3 months of 1943, 98 per cent of the officers, 97 per cent of the nurses and US per cent of the enlisted men leaving for overseas duly carried national service life insurance. The average officer's policy was for $a,8fil; the average nurse's for $9,096, and the G. I,, §9,581. The insurance is written in amounts from $1,OOU to a maximum o£ 510,000. Monthly premiums on $!0,000 range from S(i.40 for an 18 year old lo $8.50 for a 40 year old. Goldficlel -- Lt. Merle Johnson was transferred from Salt Lake City, Utah, to a fighter bomber base at Baton Rouge, L-ii. II Your Nose Fills Up Jast a Few Drops Relieve Stuffiness-- It's wonderful how Vicks Va-tro-iiol clears the transient congestion that clogs up the nose! Results are so very good because Va-tro-nol is specialized medication _^ that works right where trouble is--to relieve stuffiness mmmmmfm and make breathing easier. Try it--put a few drops up VICKS eachnostril--follow directions in folder, mmm «-._: ^ -T -- T VATRO-NOL Recipes for Toast Given by Pf af f s The Pfaff Baking company, 21!) First S. W., is- offering homcmak- ers a series of new toast recipes hat fit right in with present food )roblcms. These recipes, all of which call r the use of toast either as an iccompanimcnt or as a base for .he dish, help to make hard-to;et foods go further. They are easy to prepare, as well as economical. Most of the -eeipcs being distributed to homemakers by the Pfaff Baking company enable housewives to save on points. The recipes are offered by the rakers of Betsy Ross enriched white bread, which is included in nutrition group G -of the national wartime nutrition program. It supplies vitamin Bl, Riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin and iron. your IOWA SHOE BROKER AC Ef Wilikie Probably to Be in Nebrask ca's Preferential Primary Omaha. f/P)--Wendell very probably will be entered into the Nebraska republican presidential preferential primary in April, but no slate of Wilikic convention delegates is planned," Frederick Baker, Wilikie organizer for the midwest and Pacific coast areas, said here Monday. Baker, republican national com- mittecman from Washington state, said he believed there would be a 2-way race in Nebraska between Wilikie and Harold SUissen, former Minnesota governor whose name already is entered in the Nebraska primary. Although Wilikie campaigns are being planned in 30 lo 3ri slates. Oiv Nebraska preference vote will be very important, more from the standpoint of prestige than of Nebraska national convention ballots, Baker declared. "There is no plan for a slalc of Wilikie delegates in Nebraska because we have confidence that \vc will get every consideration from the elected delegates if Wilikie gets the preferential vote." Baker arrived here to arrange for n Nebraska Wilikie campaign chairman and working organization. Cruisers Minneapolis and New Orleans Again Looking for Action Washington. (U.R)--The Japanese navy, which has already met up with them, nviy be interested to know that the heavy cruisers Minneapolis and New Orleans, sister ships of the 10,000 ton class, are out once again looking for action. Both were heavy contributors-but almost fatal casualties--in the big American navy victory oft Guadalcanal hite in 1!)42 in which the Japanese lost a cruiser, 4 destroyers and a converted destroy er-transport in their last attempt to relieve their besieged men on Guadalcanal. The Minneapolis, flagship of Rear Admiral Carlelon H. Wright's task force of 5 cruisers, sank the converted transport and helped get a destroyer but she was so badly hurt that the Japanese put her down as "1 battleship sunk." Under command of Capt. Charles E- Rosendahl of Cleburne, Tex., the Minneapolis' crew did some fancy salvage and the ship managed to get buck to Maro Island, Cal., via Pearl Harbor, for repairs. Neighbors Go Back to Sleep After Hearing Screams; Slaying Probed Portland, Ore., (U.R)--Neighbors of Mrs. Anna Roll McNallen, 58, were awakened - by screams and the sound ofi ;i scuffle in her Wilikie I apartment. Tlfljy heard a blow, neighbors 0. P. A. GIVE! WEEK IN ANOTHER ii TO SELL (Given a i ^iviVve i "- r -\iyorn tWlsAJSi ,rnens s- atlc, rc " been. |r. Uounc; Uctaile ded to. I \ period VAovdoi: 1 l d Vand a- the rl \lc-J nction ' 1 I 3 of :i-s "i' c yomen ot rec\' ,\snl '.v\LO nstancc ,y piivi district SLOGAN" ON PLANES Neu- York, (U.R) -- A familiar legend is missing from the Transcontinental and Western Air planes today. Replacing "The Transcontinental Line" on the fuselage o£ the airliners is a new slogan, in big red letters: "Victory is in the Air--Buy Bonds." Buy -War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globc-Gazcltc carrier boy. and a woman monnin;_ ins!" then quiet. The went back to sleep. The next afternoon they mentioned the noises to J. C. Burnside, building manager. Burnside summoned police who broke info the apartment where Mrs. McNallen lived alone, and found her lying face down in the hall, her skull crushed. The scuffle was heard Saturday night and reported Sunday. Monday police said they, are without clues to the slayer. GoldficM--Mrs. Reuben Simpson is visiting her husband. Sgt. Reuben Simpson, who is stationed at Camp Forest, Tallahoma, Tenn. NEW LOCATION Dr. Horace S.Beemer 302 foteittn Bldg: Extraction Teeth, X-roy hoes LADIES! Our racks are loaded with high grade shoe's that previously sold for much more and took a ration stamp. Every pair ail leather -- yes! Prewar material. UNTIL OUR 15% QUOTA HAS BEEN REACHED -- ANY SHOE ON OUR RACKS MARKED $2.95 OR LESS WILL BE SOLD RATION FREE! : Sept- 70O Pairs Upstairs Shoes GO RATION FREE This entire lot of ladies' high grade suede shoes have been especially reduced so that we could sell them RATION FREE. ONE PRICE DENTIST PRACTICE LIMITED .PLATE WORK 18 FIRST ST. CEOAflRAPIDS SOUTH EAST DES MOINES MASON CITY SIDUX CITY FASHION POISE QUEEN QUALITY DOROTHY DODD RHYTHM-STEP 'REMEMBER! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5th IS LAST DAY' fOWA SHOE BROKERAGE Where You Save to 50% 202 S. FEDERAL 1

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