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JANUARY ENDS WARM, NO SNOW Only 4.1 Inches,Snow Falls During Winter ' Charles City--January, 1944, at Charles CHy was the second warmest in 53 years oÂ£ local record. The mean temperature was 27.4 degrees, 13.7 degrees above normal. The second hair of the month was much the warmer,/ averaging 318 degrees, 21.8 degrees above normal. The highest temperature reached was 60 degrees on the 25th. This is the highest temperature of local record in January, the highest previous record being 58 degrees on the 1st in 1897. The lowest temperature recorded was 9 degrees below zero on the 8th; it was 4 below on the 7th and zero was reached on the 6th, 12th and 13th. Temperature above freezing occurred on 24 days. Snowfall was notably deficient. There was only .5 inch during the month, the second s m a l l e s t amount of record in January. In January, 1903, there was only a trace of snow. The seasonal snowfall to the end of January was only 1.1 inches, 19% of the usual amount. This is the smallest amount of local record for that part of the sea- SOH. 7.2 inches to (he end of Janu- uary during (he season of 193233 was the previous low record. A svinter drought had existed since Nov. 8, only .30 of moisture having fallen since that date and up to Jan. 26. On Jan. 27 the drought was broken by the full of 1.08 inches of rain. The mild temperature had thawed: the frost out of the surface soil so that all this moisture was absorbed. It was the greatest 24-hour rainfall of record iri January. Slightly greater amounts of moisture occurred within 24 hours in January 1906, 1909 and 1922, but the moisture in these storms was previously in the form of snow. The prevailing wind was from the northwest and the average hourly wind movement was 6.4 miles an hour, the highest velocity for a 5 minute period was 23 miles an hour from the south on the 27th. There were 1G clear days, 4 partly cloudy and 11 cloudy. The percentage of possible sunshine was 60, 11% above normal. Buy War Savint's BomJs and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Thursday, Feb. 3, 1SÂ« 7 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Hutchins--Sgt. Jimmie Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, lias been transferred from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Rapid City, S. Dak., and has already arrived at his new base. He is in the air corps. AS PURE AS MONEY CAN BUY Nemo feMcr. None surer. None Eafer. No aspirin cao do moro for you than St. Joseph Aspirin--world's largest Â«llcr at 10v 30 tablets, SOf; ZOO (ablate, only ;. 13oBurotodcmandSt.Jo3ephAÂ»piriii. J4G1NEER KILLED--George Robinson, 64, Marshalltown M. and St. L. engineer, was Jled and Engineer Louis Eker of Marshall town seriously injured when an M. and St. L. irough freight plowed into the rear of a local at the Searsboro station. Seven other en- :ne and trainmen were hurt. (Iowa Daily Press photo) ' MEN REPORT lit ARMY, NAVY nether Group Takes ^Physical-Examination . City--Twenty men from ('mhebago county reported at the ?s. Moines induction qenter for e monthly quota.' The list in- Â·jded: :Leland--John Leonard Buren, ;an Edward Carlson, Lyle Ger- Â·f'd Geltis, Luther Edwin Okland. [Forest City--Harold H. Whit- ! 'ore, Martin John Morrissey, arry Stone Halverson, Roger Ar- Â·n Rollefson, Valera Frank Ole- In. - . . - , Â· - . . f: Lake Mills--Neville H a r 1 a n lakken, .Â· Hiram Tilford Trytten, iprl vMorris Bendickson, James j.uane Howe. ' ' T h o m p s o n -- Irvin Clarence' annes, Gerald Sanford Elwood, lf.'errill Ardon Houg. . Â· Â· Â· Â· !; Scarville^-Heuben Bert Howard. . Joice---Arden LeRoy Gangsei." [,-Rake--Vernon Delores Erdahl. k Buffalo 'Center--Ted T. Hamil- ll/n. , . Â· pNine were accepted for army ,-rvice and 6 for navy duty. I The following went to Des iloinc? for 'their pro-induction jjiysica'l at-the same time: '(Maynard James Johnston, For,e;~City;. Arthur Carl Knutsb'n, Â· , - Minn.-;-Vernori-R. Stet' _Ai,- -Forest,' 1 , City; Arriie, Thbr Ij.'aadland, Thompson; Glen Hen- |j Asnius. Rake; Selmer Arnold jjigebretson, Thompson; Grant IMrianiLangfald, -Leland; Virqil |5Roy_ Olson,: Lake Mills; Oliver If: Sheldon, Forest City; Herbert li : Julius, Buffalo Center; Hale 1'ifbert Cooley, Lake Mills; John I:. Jacobs and Paul Robert Nelson Tth of Forest City. |wan Rates Captain; |rother a Lieutenant ^iceville--Harold Crain was .moted to captain in the army forces. He is stationed "at the ft- F. advanced flying school at !^gle Pass, Texas. He is also serving as school secretary for avia- [Jon "cadets. He has been in the ifrmy 10 years. li First Lt. Charles Grain is sfa- l.ftoned at McLean, Tex., where.he 1 's acting commariUing officer of. a tiilitary police .company guarding Serrnan prisoners. He had served as 1st sergeant in ,, military, police company at .St. Wohns, Newfoundland, and was 'promoted to 1st lieutenant in ...Tarch, 1943. He has been in the Â·jervice 15 years. Â· " These men are'sons oÂ£ Mrs. Lora J Several New Hampton Iqmes Reported Sold Wew Hampton--Several 'homes tWew Hampton, have been sold e\ ?ntly. Fred Kreklau has pur- lashed the Harry. Bowers home i West Hale street, and Mr. Bows;. has purchased Â·' the house vned by Miss Hulda Kalbrenner Washington, D. C.,. on West am street.-,Kenneth. Card has .lurchased the-hduse owned by Dr. Nicholas Schilling on South Chest- Vut avenue. A. J. Forkenbrock has l| old his house on South Walnut Â« wenue to Fred Mersch. Robert IMcCahen has purchased the Harry |,boukup,home on West Milwaukee Â· ;ivenue. jNational Land Group Â·Holds Annual Meeting I Crcscn--All officers of the Sc- |:unty National Land Loan as- Â·iociation were re-elected at the Â·annual meeting Tuesday. One riundred Ejity stockholders and Â·.their' wives were registered. I, The principal address was de- FUvered by Frank O. Osborne, vice I president of Omaha. Â·' D ^ rict ' offic ers re-elected are |Â«s follows: Leon Morgan, Cresco Â· president; Frank Carolan, Lawler' |,vice president; L. L. Lyons Cresco' I secretary and treasurer. Other ['members of the board are- J E I Carroll, Cresco; David Hend'en- L",;lrom, New Hampton; Jerome l,\elly, Lawler. Iowa Mother Writes to 74 Service Men Osagc--Mrs. J. A. ITran ot Riceville has the unusual record' of writing to 74 men in service. She has written a letter each day since Army day, 1940. She had to cease writing a few days during January due to a bout with the flu, but prior to that, her letters were daily. Mrs. J. A. Uran has 2 sons in service. Marshall, although not in uniform, is in the maritime service, with Seattle as his home base. His brother, Donald M. Uran, aiso wears the uniform of the maritime service. Both. boys are known as "oilers," ranking next to engineers. IS LOW TRICED Pork and dressing enters the low-price field -when bread stuffing is piled lightly between 2 layers of spare-ribs. This makes a pleasing treat when baked slowly and served with apple sauce. 6 Kin* Knluro AJIOÂ«hci.Â£nerrÂ«d. HAS VITAMIN C Russian scientists found that the needles of ordinary pine trees contain vitamin C. During the long seige at Leningrad, tea made from the pine needles, played an important role in preventing scurvy. HOW Q01HTOPLETS relieve coughing of CHEST COLDS Whenever the Quintuplets catch cold-their chests, throats and backs are rubbed with Musterole. So Sfusterole roust be justaboutthe best cold-relief y mi can buyl Musterole helps break up local congestion in upper bronchial tract, maku breatbmgeasier, promptly relieves cough* ing and ttehfc, sore, aching chest muscles due to colds. In"3 Strengths- Children's Mild. Regular, and Extra Strong. MUSTEROLF BOOST YOUR BUYING! EVERYBODY-AN EXTRA $100 WAR BOND IN THI 4th WAR LOAN DRIVE Y OUR government is urging you--urging everyone with a job' and an income--to buy an extra Â£100 Wnr Bond in the Fourth War Loan Drive. That's the least being asked of every American-over and.above your regular purchases. ^ And it won't be easy for most of us to set it aside! Taxes and livin B costs are a heavy burden. We'll just have to sacrifice and sfcimp and save to put this d r i v e across! Do without everything you don't need for happiness and,health. Don't waste one precious penny. And put everything you can raise into War Bonds. No sacrifice you can make can approach the sacrifices of our marines on the blood-soaked sands of islands m the Pacific, ,or our soldiers fighting their way mile by mile towards Berlin. No sacrifice you can make can match the selfless heroism of our gallant flyers over Germany or our sailors grappling with the stealthy Japanese fleet! Our boys are giving up their homes and their families, their sweethearts and their jobs, even their lives. Let's back them up hy buying an extra fllOO War floiid m the Fourth War Loan Drive. You'll help to keep Old Glory flying everywhere it belongs] JUST AROUND THE CORNER! HIS old phrase promises good ihinps just ahead: Spring, after long month of, Winter; Victory, after dark years of War.] This Spring calls lor courageous clothes ideas! For quality to sec the job through; --but with a light touch on your bedgetj Your February Needs! .Plan your spring now TV. at Pejincy's! Mode to Flatter YOU... \ and Your Spring Costumes FEMININE Set your fashion "course right for spring'with a crisp straw bonnet designed to pick up winter-weary spirits. SÂ«c our collection of head-turning charmers! Gay pom- padcurs, classic berets, face-framing brims and tailored .sailors bedecked with Bowers, feathers and misty veiling. Honolulu Printed Crepes 79c Eight for Sprlnsr. Bright Larse Florals. Sheer Printed Dotted Swiss 35c Pretty Summery Pastel Prints Pastels for Bedroom or Bath Shag Rugs 4.98 , long Heavy Tufted Loops Other Rugs 1.98 and 2.98 Chenille and Woven Types 36" to 50" Drapery Damask 79c to 1.49 yd. Fancy Tickings . 49c Ready-Made Ticks 36c 59c ea. Huck Towels. . 25c Bleached Cotton Toweling 15c 25c Unbleached Linen . Toweling 5 yards for . . . 1 .49 Window Curtains Tailored Pairs Children's Corf on Panties ...... I9e Girls' Rayon Panties ....... 29c Women's Rayon Panties ....... 35c White Longcloth 15c yard White Pique 35c yard Comfortable and Practical To Keep You Flower-Fresh Now and Through the Summer Cool Crisp Chombroys Practical Seersuckers Summer Percales m Fresh little frocks lo brighten your home life! Shirtmakers, button-down-the-front- ers, basque waists and other heart winners 1 Lots and lots of stripes, neat little checks, flowery prints and some novelties, too! Every one easy to live in, easy to launder and .fun to Reed - slim stripes, prim little checks and cheerful florals. *Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. Just 2 Days Left Friday and Saturday, to Sell O. P. A. Release of WOMEN'S SHOES Sturdy sport oxfords and dressy gabardine or patent pumps. _Â· No Stamps Required With This Lot Special Clean-up of LADIES'HANDBAGS Reduced to Only 2.00 9 3.00 and 4.00 Good looking fabrics and dnrable simnlaled leathers In popular colors Styles galore. Larse envelopes, drawslrinp bars. over the shoulder models, pouches, large ones and small ones. Get yours today! FINAL CLEARANCE Entire Stock of Ladies Winter Coats Drastically Cut Prices! 14 $20 All going at these ridiculously low prices. All types and styles to choose from. Woolen tweeds, fleeces, cavalry twills, fur trimmed cloth coats, also Chesterfield types and many others, in dressy fitted or casual boxy styles. A fine selection of colors--tans, browns, blues, navy and black. Sizes 10 to 44. Come early and make your selection.