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MOST DIFFICULT PHASE OPENING Marshall Islands Long Ago Fortified by Japs By LOUIS F. KEEMLE United Press War Analyst The American assault in force on the Marshall islands signifies the beginning of the most difficult and possibly most important phase of the offensive in the Pacific to date. It promises to be a severe test of American naval, air, and land power on a larger scale than in a n y previous combined operation, ft comes opportunely at a time when American public o p i n i o n, aroused by the remains just an empty boast. The Japanese would stand a good chance of losing the war then and there if they attempted any such thing. LAKE GLOBE-GAZETTE DEADLINE!): 11 a. m. f«r New* ind A4» 6 9. in. for R»ilo Nevn Phone 239 or 259 AND KGLO OFFICE 207 West Main St. KEEMLE revelations of Japanese atrocities, is eager to see the war cart h c attacking the Marshalls, while simultane- ! ously intensifying the battering of I'Rabaul on New Britain island, the HELD IN PROBE OF 6 SLAYINGS "Lover's Lane" Murders Occurred 5 Years Ago Trentuu, N. J., Jf)--Five years after 2 shotgun blasts echocc across the Delaware river and a couple slumped dead on bleak Duck island, a soldier was being held in custody Monday at Fort Dix in connection with 6 nocturnal "lovers' lane" slayings. Police were reported searching for a shotgun believed used in all 3 double murders, and an army mine detector was expected to be brought into use Monday to "sweep" an area in which the weapon might have been buried. Authorities at the fort said the man was being detained at the request of New'Jersey and-Pennsylvania police, and Brig. Gen. Madison Pearson, post commander, added that the army would release him to the state for disposi- ^American forces are striking at 'the heart of Japanese power in the. ' outhwest and central Pacific. The Japanese stronghold is at Truk, their main naval base in the Caroline islands. Rabaul, 800 miles ,to the south, and the Marshall islands, 12,200 miles eastward, are the outlying bastions of Truk. It is necessary to reduce both before the frontal assault can be . made on Truk, after which th« }way would be reasonably clear | both towards the Philippines and tbe main Japanese islands. The campaign against Rabaul is going satisfactorily. Previously the principal Japanese naval and supply base south of the equator, it is no longer 'of practical use to them for either purpose. The Japanese are losing so heavily in airplanes in its defense that it seems a costly military mistake for them to continue trying to hold it. Figures for their plane losses in the southwest Pacific in the month just ending, mostly around Kabaul, are past the 700 mark. That I is almost half the total for the last 6 months, indicating how our superiority is growing. This profitable enterprise may explain why the navy has delayed in making a direct assault on Ka- baul. We can stand such a rate of exchange--about 7 to 1--much longer than they can. and it is even doubtful if the Japanese can stand it much longer. The assault on the Marshall islands is a more complicated prob- 1 1cm. Here we are invading strongly-defended territory which the Japanese have held under man- I .date since the last war, giving them unlimited time to perfect their defenses. The islands cannot be blown out I* ol existence by aerial bombs and |;navaUguo5.-Landings on at least lone of the atolls will be necessary 'to establish our own land air strips for taking the other islands, and Tarawa proved how costly and difficult that is likely to be. I However, our definite naval ! dominance should turn the trick. I The Japanese boast v of several I months ago that, they would risk | their main fleet for a decisive I battle in the Marshalls probably tion upon proper application. Violent death visited the lonely area about the dismal island, part of Ahmilton township, during the autumns of 1938, 1939 and 1940, striking in each case at couples in parked automobiles. Twice shotgun shells found near the bodies showed the same weapon was used, and police theorized the same person committed all 6 murders. The soldier in custody was reported to be a former resident of lamilton township and a member of a Fort Dix regiment. Aitchisons Married 50 Years Jan. 30 Clear Lake--More than 100 friends and relatives honored Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Aitchison at their home, 208 E. Main street, Sunday afternoon, the occasion being their g o l d e n wedding anniversary Among those -from out of town were a nephew, James Arno Cruisenberry, Chicago, 111., ant Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Cruisen- berry and Miss Gail Cruisenberry, R. N., Des Moines.- The honorees received several bouquets of cut flowers, several potted plants, many cards and letters and a purse of money. Mrs. Aitchison wore a beautiful corsage of roses and sweet peas and Mr. Aitchison a carnation boutonniere. · The refreshment table was centered with a low bowl of cut flowers in pastel shades. Gold colored candles in crystal holders stood at either side. Table appointments were in gold and 'white. On the sideboard stood a large wedding cake decorated in gold and with an appropriate gold ornament on Clear Lake Briefs C. \V. Butts, Sr., well drilling and pump repairs. Phone 107. F. M. Melneke, 86, who suffered a stroke Tuesday, is seriously ill at his home, 305 E. Main street. J a m e s Arnot Cruisenberry Chicago, 111., arrived Saturday to be present at the golden wedding celebration of his uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Aitchison Sunday. New Wool Skirts at $6.50 and $6.95. The Nichols Shop. The Ben Riddcr and Ben Uei mer families spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Free Gates. Mr. and Airs. II. L. I.cake Mason City, visited, at the Lorei Dawson home Friday. Lake township home projec leaders will meet Tuesday morn ing at the home of Mrs. Elme Rosberg for the new lesson "Shopping in a Wartime Market Rebekah degree staff will nice at I. O. O. F. hall Tuesday eve ing at 8 o'clock. Mrs. R. J. Nc son, staff captain, requests a members of the team to be pros ent. Asks Bundles ? or America Contributions Clear Lake--Mrs. M. W. Brooks, chairman of the national service department of the Clear Lake Woman's club, announces the 2nd shipment of material in the Jundlos for .^America project. The f i r s t shipment contained 120 pounds and the last one 100. Mrs. Brooks requests that a much clothing be donated as pos sible as it is badly needed. Cloth ing for infants is particularly scarce and contributions of lay ettes or material for babies' wea will be much appreciated. However, all kinds of clothing, shoes lowan Is in Group Walking Into "No Man's Land" Under Truce to Rescue Wounded Monday. Jan. 31. 1944 13 MASON CITY'GLOBE-GAZETTB and men's hats are needed. Mrs. Brooks stresses that all HOLD W. F. COOK RITES SUNDAY ' Services at Rockford, Church and Cemetery Greene -- Funeral services for -William Frederick Cook, who died at his home on the George Ellis farm northeast of Greene, Thursday, were held Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran church at Rockford, with the Rev. L J. Deines, pastor of the Lutheran church at Greene officiating. Burial was at Rockford. Mr. Cook was born in Floyd county near Rockford, May 2G, 1890: was married Nov. 27, 1913, to Miss Helen Menken. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons, Lester of Rockford. and Robert of Greene, one brother, Charles, oE Rockford; 4 sisters, Mrs.'Minnie Wiepand. of Wendell, Minn., Mrs Ida Swartz and Mrs. Emma Talley both of Waterloo, and Mrs. Martha Sido of Hckford. top. Assisting in serving were Mmes. Harold Aitchison, Edmond Hansom, James Hansom, Keith Ransom, Lynn Hubbard, C. E. Ferson, and Irene Chase and the Misses Jean and Ruth Ransom. Relatives gathered for a family dinner in the evening. - Mr. Aitchison was born at Cascade, Dubuque county, Feb. 5, 1865. When a lad of 12 he drove with his parents to Cerro Gordo county to visit his sister, Mrs. Peter McKerchcr, and a Sunday later they all drove to Garner to visit friends. Mr. Aitchison remembers that YOU CANT BUY ASPIRIN --that con do more for you than genuine, pure St. Joseph Aspirin. First choice of millions for simple headache. World's largest seller at 10c. 35 tablets, 20,!; 100 for 35f. Demand St. Joseph. Aspirin. RECEIVES NO MAIL Holly mils. S. Car., (U.P.)--The mail service to Japanese prison camps is slow--so slow, Miss Katherine Dollason, former Holly Hill resident, now interned in a Jap prison camp, has not received any mail from her family since before Pearl Harbor. Miss Dollason's ·family has received one post card from her. on this visit the farmers were binding wheat with a wire binder. The city park was inclosed with a board fence and a band festival, with 12 or 13 bands participating, was held one weekend. A few years later Mr. Aitchison and a brother worked on the rail- ·oad being built between Cascade jnd Bellevue, with teams. Two men with 2 teams were paid 55 a day and furnished their own board. Mr. Aitchison has lived in Iowa all his life with the exception of one year at Crookslon.. Minn., where his only living sister, Mrs. Belle Wooclham, still resides. Mrs. Aitchison was born Juanita Wallace at Cascade June 30, 1875. She recalls that the wedding day was fine and the ceremony took place in the evening. Feb. 8, 1894 Mr. and Mrs. Aitchison arrived in Clear Lake. They bought the McKercher farm and resided there 18 years before moving to town. Botl Mr. and Mrs. Aitchison are members of the Methodist church. Mr Aitchison r e c a l l s the .many changes in the business'blocks on Main street since he first saw the town. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hayes have received a letter from their son, Pfc. Leon Hayes, who is stationed at the general hospital in Thomasville, Ga. He says he is working in the operating room and getting along fine. Since he has become used to the work he likes it. Black and White Checked Jumpers $3.95. Nichols Shop. A special meeting of the Navy Mothers club was to be held Monday evening at 7:30 o|clock at the apartment of Mrs. Mabel Roberts in the Rasmussen building, Mrs. O. J. Pierce, commander, announced. Several items of important business will be discussed. Mrs. Pierce requests as many members as possible to attend. Don O'Neill returned Sunday from Los Angeles, Cal., where he spent 2 weeks with his mother, Mrs. Agnes O'Neill. Ethan Wilder, who has been at he home of his parents, Mr. and s. Frank Wilder, several weeks vhile recovering from a foot injury eft Saturday to rejoin his unit of he merchant marine. Mrs. Alfred Zirbel has received word from her cousin, Miss clothing should be wearable. It can be! cleaned if necessary but there is no point in paying express upon clothing that is ragged and cannot be used. Express is paid by the national service department. Bundles may be left at the Legion hall, or, if that is locked, at Perkins' dairy. in sight. We waved the lied Cross flag in all directions and jingled the barbed wire and suddenly a German officer stepped into view. He was dressed in a neatly pressed uniform -and his boots were freshly shined. "We got down to' business immediately. We agreed on a truce between 3:15 and 5 p. m. and he guaranteed the saleiy of myself and any medics I brought back. The agreement covered a tri- Duregger Baby Dies at Clear Lake Home; Rites Tuesday, 3 P. M. Clear Lake--Veneta Mae Durog- gev. 9 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Duregger, H04 S. 4th street, died at the home Sunday evening following an illness o£ a few days. She was born Jan. 21. Besides her parents she is survived by 2 sisters, Carol Jean, 9, and Karen Kay, 4, and a brother, Dennis Ray, 3; her grandparents Edward Duregger, Bayside; James Rish, 804 S. Oak street, and Mrs Emma E. Rish, 702 S. Oak street, and a number of uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Thomas B. Collins, pastor of the Methodist church, will conduct the rites and burial will be in Clear Lake cerrie- ' By HAL BOYLE With the 5lh Army in Italy, Jan. 27 (Delayed)-- (g)--Two men-an American captain and a private--carrying a Red Cross banner tied .6 2 sticks marched through battered no man's land to the brink of the bloody Rapido river 2 days ago- and crossed into German territory amid a deathly silence. They walked across the stricken land--scene of the heaviest fighting since Salerno--until they came to a- barbed-wire barrier, where they were soon greeted by a German officer. They were iliere in response (o a German request for a battle lull to evacuate casualties, and after terms were aereed upon locally both sides withheld their fire while 75 Yankee medical officers and a smaller number of Germans removed the dead and wounded. Some had been lyins under heavy artillery fire for 3 days. The 2 Americans were Capt. David Kaplan, 30, a medical officer, of 2621 Jones St., Sioux City, Iowa, and Pvt. Arnold Fleischman, 20, of Wood Haven, L. I., a German-born student who acted as interpreter. The Americans brought back 25 bodies and -4 wounded men, one of whom was a medical officer. When he was lifted into a litter, the latter grinned feebly and said: "Look, I have got maid service -- vou can't beat this battlefield?' Elsewhere fighting raged un- angular sector from Saint Angelo on the north to the river Liri on the south, with the Hapido river as the eastern boundary. He agreed to see that all firing ceased. We F. R, BIRTHDAY BALLS ARE HELD Paralysis Treatment Coffers Are Swelled Washington, (fP)--As In peace, so in war the nation joined over the weekend in helping President Roosevelt to celebrate his birthday by attending benefit functions whose proceeds swelled the coffers of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The president, marking, bis G2nd anniversary Sunday, spent the weekend with friends at the white house, but members ol his personal and official family were prominent among those turning out for the various celebrations in the capital, held here as elsewhere mostly on Saturday night. recrossed the river and reported .Among the presidenVs birthday to Capt. Allemon. Then we 8'"= · w a s a $240,000 check to help rounded up medical officers and combat infantile paralysis, pre- itter-bearers and about 75 of us sented at the executive mansion vent back across the river in big- | Sunday ,,by Lady H a r d w i c k e , er boats. "When we eot there we found wicke, represented a committee of hat German soldiers had collected British iirtists participating m the our wounded. An officer explained motion picture "Forever and a . . . . . . . . . » ! Tv.iv" r rkii» orto/'lr vfinr/icpnTpn Tnn^ir interrupted along · the battlefron and soon after the truce time expired both sides opened up witl heavy, rolling artillery barrages This sector of the sanguinary Hapido river again became a "no man's land." This unusual incident hapnencc after one bridgehead force line pushed back across the stream ii the Fighting that tied up Germa troops who otherwise would hav been free to attack the beache south of Rome. Since then th Americans have forded the Rapid at other points and arc now press wjiose husband, Sir Cedric Hard- bat they had already evacuated most of their own and our 1LU31- WL ttltlL Ul II -M41U WU1 I vounded but that they were un-1 1 , 1 } 6 The check represented most of the American net profits from major stu- VUUI1UCU WUl kllMk lll^J t V ^ l C Mil- L . . · ., , , -j - .. , able to get them all out of some '° "i Hollywood and a long list areas because they were afraid to of screen stars and writers had a go through our artillery to reach P avt m making. the S]ot. They wouldn't allow us Many of this movie contingent V_ to go beyond «he barbed wire, be- were among the guests at Sun- |__ cause they didn't want to take a day's white house birthday lunch- { * chance on us seem? tlieir positions, eon. The birthday eve dinner r "While we were busy fixing up guests there included C r o w n litters, one of our observation Prince Olaf and Crown Princess planes from another area hap- Martha of Norway. ~ In a Saturday midnight broadcast, the chief executive thanked those unfair." ' I foundation's work, appealed for a '! sent back a runner to have I fresh outpouring of American the plane ordered away but penecl to fly fairly close. This peeved one high-ranking German officer, and he said, "This is very those who had contributed to the ing the enemy strongly north Cassino. "\Ye had a nervous feeling all iway but it I dollars in the 4th war loan cam- flew away in a moment anyway Paign, and restated the united na- and the German officer was sat- lions pledge of "unconditional istied there was no attempt to | surrender of our enemies, break the truce. "About 4:30 p. m. he told us we I better start back as it would lake I us some time to gel across the tcry. Williams funeral home is" charge. COLLECT WASTE PAPER Fairfield. (If)--Boy Scouts collected 10,500 pounds OL waste pa- the time we were over there dur- I river again. They kept their bar- ,, er an d 8,250 pounds of maga- ug the lull because we were sur- | gain and we got back without be- z j nes Saturday in a waste paper ing fired upon. Trankie Louise Holt, P. 2nd lieu- .enant in the army nurses corps, ;hal she has arrived in England. She described the hospital and living quarters for her unit. Mr. and Mrs. A. HI. Amundson went Saturday to Pasco. Wash., after spending a week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Amundson and Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Kutschara. Mrs. Lester Moretz entered park hospital, Mason City, Sunday for observation and treatment. Mrs. Frank Wilder visited Mrs. Cora Wentworth, formerly of Clear -L;ike, in -Mason City" Saturday. 3 Give Lesson for Youth Fellowship; Other Groups Meet Clear Lake -- "Nature, Poetry and Music" was the subject of the Youth Fellowship lesson at the Methodist church Sunday evening with Jean Lincicum, L n v o n n e Wciland and Ralph Ott, Jr.. each giving a part. Discussion of the 2nd chapter of "Strong as the People" followed. Ray Bachellor was in charge of the recreationa The Aitchisons' children, Mrs. Edmund Ransom, Mason City, and Harold Aitchison, Clear Lake, and their families were present for the celebration. Both Mr. arid Mrs. Aitchison are well and active Jor people of their years and are able to enjoy visiting with their friends. Nora Springs--At the pre-flight school of the San Antonio, Tex., aviation cadet center, 7? cadets from Iowa, including Roger C. Behne of Nora 'Springs, are receiving training designed to mold them into army air force pilots. -- S P E C I A L -Boxed Stationery WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS EITHER PRINTED OR MONOGRAMED $250 The Klipto Stationery Store Next to City Hall loved, bcciu* y« u hlvc ,.V« hc ore ,0 h»vc your Robert A. 0. Bless Rites Held at Zion Lutheran Church Clear Lake -- Funeral services for Robert A. O. Bless, 78, who died Wednesday night at his home, 117 Clara street, following a long illness, were held at the Zion Lutheran church Monday afternoon. The Rev. Ruben Mostrom pastor, conducted the rites anc' burial was in Memorial park cemetery. Ward's funeral home made the arrangements. i Pallbearers were L. E. Ashland H. L. Erickson, William W. Jones A. R. Cain, Henry Paulson am Phil Bieber. Flowers were arranged by Mines. Peter Miller anc Jens Jensen. A male quartet which included Glen and Erwin Erickson, A. E Folkmann and the Rev. Mr. Mos trom sang "Conic, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare" and "There's Beautiful Land." Mrs. Erickso played obsequial music during th services. Relatives from away attending the rites were a brother. Louis Bless. Mitchell, and the following children. Mrs. N. H. Henricksen, Rochester, Minn.; Mi's. Kcnyon Verbeckmoes, Long Beach, Ca!.; Pfc. and Mrs. A. R. "Bob" Bless, Camp Gordon Johnston, Fla.; Carl Bless, Corwith. and Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Bless and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bless, Ventura. Mrs. Wentworth is getting alons very nicely. Karen Dee Hcinrichs. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Heinrichs, is ill with bronchial pneumonia. Miss Grace Anderson, principal at the Lincoln school, expects to return to work Tuesday after being confined to her apartment several days by illness. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Sorensen. who have been living on the Loren 3awson farm south of the lake, novcd Monday and Tuesday to a new home southeast of Ventura- Mr, and Mrs. Chris Johnston re. urned -Saturday from Cedar Rap- ds where they attended the funeral Wednesday of the latter's lather, F. J. Pokoy. who died at he Johnston home last week Sunday. Mr. Johnston plans to return .o his work as assistant director of physical education for the army specialized training program at Fargo, N. Dak., next Sunday. The Johnstons were accompanied from Cedar Rapids by Guy Kinsley. . Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stork returned Monday morning from trip to Muscoda and Milwaukee, Wis. They attended the golden wedding of Mrs. Stork's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Horish, at Muscoda Jan. 23. A larce portion of the lake was period. Other rounded by snipers," said Kaplan, j But I'm glad I made the trip. It's "It did our hearts good to bring he most exciting thing that hap- 1 back those 4 wounded men. One pened to me in 9 months of war." I had a bad head wound but the "Our regimental surgeon, Capt. other 3 have excellent chances of Emmetl Allemon, Port Arthur, | pulling through." Tex., asked if I wished to go over the drive, and they covered only hal£ of the city. They expect lo have 25 tons by the time the drive is completed next Saturday. Alexander--Mr. and Mrs. Ed Richards and Roy Richards went o Shullsburg,' Wis.. to see Tom. Richards, brother of Ed, who is eriously ill. rl-iv Pri «" say too much for that boy. He did When the hnzi of- fleers complimented him on his - ««t ««. the river on the mercy errand said most of the dead had killed by small arms fire. "One German officer stood be- excellent German and asked him I hind the barbed wire and took where, he learned it he answered motion pictures of the scene as we coolly, 'in school.' He didn't want I collected the casualties," he said, to tell them he was born in Ger- The only tiling to mar the battle jrotips also met Sunday many. lull arranged informally by Ameri- Neighbors Fete Two Families at Dawson's Clear Lake--Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Sorensen and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolford were honored by a group of neighbors who gathered at the Lorin Dawson home Wednesday evening for a farewell party. Besides the honorees those present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gates, the Rev. and Mrs. O. J. Feller. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Latham and the Dawsons. The lime was spent informally and lunch was served. The Sorensens are moving this week lo the Conrad Nelson farm southwest of Clear Lake and the Wolfords lo a new home about 7 miles north of town. Both families had lived in the community south of the lake several years. open Monday morning following the mild weather of the past fe\v days. Clear Lake people are beginning lo wonder if a .second opening up is lo occur this year The lake froze over last Nov. 13 and. in the early part of December, opened up again, an unusual phenomenon. Several contributions lia\ T c been received already at the Clear Lake office of the Globe-Gazette for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Residents are reminded that donations may be left at Ihe Clear Lake office at any time up to Feb. 5 and it is hoped a large number will contribute. The need is as great this year as ever. Members of the Civic league will have an opportunity to contribute at the February session at the library clubroom Tuesday. evening. Loin Kimball, Veryle Henriksen and Lois Ann Olsen led a lesson on "Christ, the Alpha and the Omega" for Luther League at the 'Zion Lutheran church. The group sang "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" foe the close. Next week Ronald Ashland's committee will be in charge of a social meeting. "Stewardship o[ Material Possessions"' was the topic discussed by the Rev. Ruben Mostrom at the fellowship session at the Zion Lutheran church. A quartet made up of Glen and Erwin Erickson, A. E. Folkmann and the Rev. Mr. Vlostrom sang "Now the Day Is Over" and Dorcas circle of the aid served. Next week Zion circle will serve. Marcia Ashland led devotions for the Congo club after which Mrs. A. C. Phillips spoke on the proposed soldiers' memorial for Clear Lake. A social hour followed with Norma Jean Myhr, Barbara Lee and Miss Ashland in charge. Joan Jodan will arrange the program next week. LOYAL QUEENS STUDY FOOD NEEDS Betty Miles presented a lesson on "Daily Food Needs" for the Loyal Queens 4-H club at a meeting at the home of June Ashland Saturday. Several leaflets were distributed for study. Arlene Buss "That Red Cross f l a g gave us can and German medical officers confidence as we walked down to in this restricted area was a sud- the river about 1 p. in. There was ] den burst of gunfire ovej- the supposed to be a boat there wait- heads of the medical vvorkors. ing for us, but there wasn't, which "Both the Germans and Ameri- is just standard operating pro- L-aiis ducked," recalled Schwartz cedure in the army. So we walked « but it wasn 't aimed at our area back GOO yards, found u leaky rub- jer boat and carried it back to the | river. The stream was only about 15 yards wide, but it seemed twice that broad. "When we got on the other side we saw a biff plain Uttered with the scattered bodies of the dead/ said Kaplan, a short, stocky of- "However that put everybody a little bit on edge and truce or no truce we were darn glad to get of that field--and so were the Jer rics. It wasn't any place to linger. Staff Sgt. Thomas E. Wilson, o Bangs, Tex., who led a squad o litter bearers, said they heard th aroached the river but no bullets ell near them. 'The German soldiers were a very cocky bunch," said Wilson. 'They were dressed in new clothes and seemed well fed. They didn't look as it they had been in the line long. The battlefield itself was awful. There wasn't a tree left standing and you could hardly step in any direction without landing in a shell hole." NATURAL LOOKING CUHLS PERMANENT WAVE Yes.--H'R true! You can now give yourself a marvelous permanent wave, cool-ly, comfortably, at home,--cosy us pulling your h-lir up in curlers. The amazing 59" ficer with a small mustache, who sound of pistol firing as they ap told (he story while relaxing at j a forward medical aid station. "There wasn't a livinir soul in sight, but we had a feeling we were under observation every inch of the way. contains everything you need. Accept no lub- stilutes, but insist tin lliuKcimineCftarm-Kiirr. Complete, only 59 cents. -- pay no more. CXrr 5 million sold. Safe_for every typ£ of batr. At WalKrecn. OSCO. and nil lmc stores. "Ahead of us some 800 yards was a barbed wire barrier and we headed for that. We were more afraid or mines than Germans. The whole area was pitted with small shell craters and we kept as close to these as possible, hoping the concussion from the explosions had set off any mines in the vicinity. "When we reached the barbed wire there Etill was not a German DEAFNESS Hear Better With Vacolire Vacuum Tube Aids Model Z $47.50 NO SALESMAN'--So please WRITE TODAY for a Hcarinff check-up by a properly qualified Acoumetrist. Our local Mason City representative is trained in the New Science of Acoumctry and will test your Hearing without charge. CONSULTATION WITHOUT OBLIGATION For Appointment at Mason City Write to VACOL1TE OF IOWA 312 Bankers Trust BIdg.. Des Moines .la. is February hostess. Hilliegerdes Learos I Brothers' Deaths Clear Lake--Gerhard Hillieger- ies, 706 Gth street, has received a message from his parents in Germany telling of the deaths of 2 rothers, Herman and August. 3oth were married and had fam- lies. The message, which came hrough the Red Cross, was sent \ T ov. 13. In September, 1942, Mr. ·liiljegerdes received' a message iating that his sister-in-law and i nephew had died the previous June. CARD OF THANKS I wish to v sincercly thank the frientls and neighbors who called on me and also for the many nice letters I received while I was in the hospital. They all help to pass the time away.--Albert S. Johnson, Ventura, Iowa. PRISONERS ctrr WOOD Johnston, S. Car., (U,R)--German war prisoners helped relieve a severe fuel shortage here by accepting employment, cutting wood on nearby plantations for, John- stonions lo burn for fuel. Clear Lake Calendar Tuesday -- T^ake Township' home project leaders, Mrs. Elmer Hosberg, 11 o'clock. Bundles for America, Legion hall or Perkins dairy, 1 to 5 o'clock. Civic League, library clubroom 2:30 o'clock. .Chapter EA, P. E. O., Mrs. A H. Lalimer, 222 S, 3rd street 6:30 o'clock. Surgical dressings, Red Cross workroom, 7:15 o'clock. Rebekah degree staff. I. O. O. F hall, 8 o'clock. ' s | SAVE AT RAIZES We Clothe and Feed the Entire Fpmily For Less CLOSING-OUT SALE Of Our Entire Stock of MEN'S and BOYS 1 Nichols Shop Has No |/2 Price Dress Sale Clear Lake--No sale of 60 dresses at half price was held at the Nichols Shop Monday, notwithstanding the ads to that effcc published in Saturday's paper Copy advertising a sale on Dec 27 was. by mistake, used Saturday. The Nichols Shop is no holding a half-price dress sale a this time. FIRE SPOILS RECORD El Reno, Okla., CU.R)--If this city of 10,000 hadn't had a disas trous blaze 2 days before Christ mas, it would have ended 194 with a trivial fire loss. Just when the fire chief was preparing year-end report showing a fir loss of only $3,940, a blaze in th heart of the business distric caused damage of nearly $127,000 SHEEPUMED COATS LEATHER JACKETS OVERCOATS MACKMAWS AT SPECIAL LOW PRICES. BUY NOW for your next winter's needs and SAVE from 15% to 35% on Your Purchase. Thousands of dollars worth of winter merchandise on our old fall contracts which should have been shipped last fall n now arriving. Shop daily at Raises for New Merchandise at Low Prices. GROCERY SPECIALS -- SHOP EARLY IN THE WEEK Decker's lowana SLICED BACON Ib. 2-lb. Box PHFF^F Wisconsin American V/llEiLijEi Longhorn Meaty SPARE RIBS, Only 1 Point Ib. Best Center Cut PORK CHOPS Ib. 19c Standby or Libby's No. 2'/z FRUIT COCKTAIL Can WHEATIES, AM j QUAKER Box 7V | OATS.. Royal Anne CHERRIES Can Jack Sprat 9 PORK BEANS for -lib. I n b c 34c 22c SAM RAIZES DEPT. STORE 25c Ptionc 434 We Re»«nre Right to Limit 301 So. Fed.

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