The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 8, 1944 · Page 3
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February 8, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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·r. Feb. 8, 1*44 3 N crnr GLOBE-GAZETTE IRMY.NAVYTEST !ET MARCH 15 Information Can Be Had at High School The 3rd army-navy c o l I ere lualifying test for the army spe- ;alized training program and the .vy college program Y-12 which ill be given throughout the coun- Jry on Wednesday, March 15, at a. m., will be administered at |he Mason City high school, James :ae announced Tuesday. A leaflet of general information hich contains an admission-iden- fication form may be obtained at |he high school office. This form properly filled out will admit to ihe test students between the ages f 17 and 21 inclusive who are igh school graduates or who will e graduated by July 1, 1944. In- :nt to take the test should be lade known immediately to Mr. .ae in order that the necessary st supplies may be ordered. The same examination will be ken by both army and navy indidates. The examination is deigned to test the aptitude and ineral knowledge required for e program of college training d all qualified students are ·ged to take the test. At the time the test each candidate will be eh a choice of service prefer- ce, but taking the test does not obligate the candidate to enlist in :he service. The army specialized training program is aimed to meet the army's needs for specialists and echnicians in certain critical fields of study. Academic work is at the college level at government expense." The navy college program also enables students to continue academic training at government ex- jense. Successful completion of ;he prescribed courses may, following further, officer training, lead to a commission in the navy. Men Who Have Been Discharged, Redrafted, Get Old Ranking Back Washington. (JP)--Men wounded in action, discharged and then fully recovered, are being drafted again, it was. disclosed Monday, and the war department took cognizance of the situation by ordering the veterans to be given their old ranks. Some sergeants and corporals, it was said, had found themselves back in uniform as privates, after the reasons for their original dis- tharge no longer existed. Selective service regulations permit re-drafting of veterans who again qualify. Some men wounded at Attu and at Faid Pass in the Tunisian campaign have been recalled by their local boards, the army said. Lowering o£ physical standards also has prompted the war department to order commanding officers to exhaust all possibilities before discharging enlisted m e n . Thousands have been released, it was said, for physical disabilities jt'l/i. OCAtt Mom GOT MDtifc XT. «« . AEOW PAVJ USIWG SO \7t^ SOWERS HAVJE. ROTiON HJQBLIMS TOO.. 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Shipley is a gradualae of the Mason City high school and was attending his 2nd year at Iowa state college, Ames, when he enlisted with the army air forces. (Russell Photo). GAR ANNOUNCES STATE MEETING Annual Encampment to Be Held at Fort Dodge DCS Monies, (I?) -- The annua encampment of the Iowa department of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) will bo held at Fort Dodge, June 4, 5, 6 and 7 Miss Aniy Noll, department secretary, announced. It will be the 4th lime that the GAR and allied organizations have held their state meeting in Fort Dodge. Previous encampments there were in 1S09 1923 and 192fl. From a membership of more than 20,000 in 1890, the department roster has shrunk until only a few of the "comrades" remain Miss Noll said it is possible that a h;ilf dozen of the "boys in blue' might attend this year's encampment. David Sisk of MarsIiaJltown is department commander. A decision is expected to be reached by March 1 as to whether the national G. A. R. encampment will be held in Iowa this year. The decision hinges on the prospective re-opening to the public of a hotel in Des Moines recently vacated by the Women's Army Corps. The 1943 Iowa legislature appropriated 55,000 toward defraying the expenses of the national G. A. R. gathering if it should be held in Iowa in 1943 or 1Q44. Previous national encampments held in Iowa were in 1922, 192E, 1931 and 1938. Tentative opening date for the 1944 national encampment is Sepl. 10. ' Good Record in Inflation Seen in U. S. Iowa City--The nation's present record with regard to inflation is not too bad but the strike situation is far less satisfactory, In a summary prepared in the University of Iowa bureau of business research, Prof. George R Davies pointed to these facts. "Our inflation record is a greai improvement over that of Work war I. In fact, the current inflation index is hardly more than halt what it was in a comparable stage of the preceding war," Professor Davies said. 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