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12 " Toeiday, Feb. S, 1944 KASON COT OIXmK-GAZETT£ Rationing Calendar K O W V A U D : Brown meat itampi V W, Bogie 3. . Grttn stimjM G. H. J . K. li M. N'Book 4: Sucar stamp No Sfc.Book 4,.»oodjor 5- pounds. Suga SUma No. 40, good tor 5 pounds fo cannlnj. Show, »Ump -It, Book 1, an Airplane stamp 1, Boole 3, good Indttl nitfb'. Gasoline 10 A coupons good (o 3 gallons; B and C (issued prior t Dec.. II good tor. 2 gallons each: B2 and C2 (Issued after Dec. II-good to · 5.gallons -each. 'Fuel oil. new season' period J, a coupons jood for 10 gal · loni each.. \ . · · · £·*· ,»: Fuel ou period 4-coupon* valid. "·« U: "Brown meat stamp ' V valid. re*. M: Green stampc o. H, J, expire.- *·*·'**! : Brown neat-ttanp z valid. *·». Mi Browo meat stamps V, W. X expire. re*. t«: Fourth Inspection period. Cla_ B ration expires; - Filth inspectio Period, Class C.ration or bulk coupons expire . -. rrt - *f : Sugar stamp No. M expires. turek 13: Fuel oil period 3 coupons'ex pire. · * · · - ' · . . K"«5 M: Green stamps K,. L. M; N expire; · · · · · - · . ·. - J}**^* Jf ; Brown itainps Y.. Z expire. Ma«fc tl: Gasoline A coupon. No. 10 ex plres. .· . - - . . . MareJ «: Sugar coupon No. 30 expires Much Jl: Third InseecUon period. Clas. A ration expires. - * Commercial vehicles: Every G months or- every 5.000 miles, whichever occu sooner. , , - : Certificates no longer needed for r capping tires. "! applicant! for war ration Book 4 n:at your local board an Mason City Calendar Fell. *--North Central Iowa Rod-and Gun i-.^ U ?^S5H' llt ^. p -' m - «»-»V*C. C. A. *«», 13--Maj.. Frank Miles ' to'speak a r 23^^ U S7 J T!r. at "?* ' p^*£^%^^ ato 7 le ? lure- at J»J«h. schoo! auditorhui at " p. m. . . . . , · · . · Frt, SS--SeUilera* Victory bond p a r t s mnd dance. - , · · · - * MovievMehir * un * We * · ; :. **··* - .. »r». step. «urt w«da .o«i" »* HEREIN MASON CITY Study Guitar. Phone 723. " ' v Baby Play Pens 'now 'in stock Boomhower Hardware · A son weighing' 8 at 6 - Hanlontown, the -Mercy: hospital Monday 'J. J « R ' Watkins rroducfs S. B. Mrs. Mae Ford. 4379 A daughter, weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces, was born to Mr and Mrs. Ellsworth Myhr,' Britt, at the Mercy -hospital Monday . New location Kembles Down- lo «P . F; ower Shop, 115 N. Federal A daughter weighing 6 pounds ounces was born to Mr and Gerald Jeffery, Rockfordf at y hos P ita l Monday. certificates have been " son " w e n - s o n o f r . and Mrs. Donald D. Clark, 420 . n - , E - born Ja "- 2 ° ; John Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs ?TMm B C. Mason . "3 Washington S, W., born Jan. 21, and Jack Marhn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Jan 2 3 " ° ' Pivnio uth, born New Location GLASGOW TAILORS 8 SO. DELAWARE ART HEGG, Prop. Phone 456 WAS TRYING TO Veteran of 152 Missions FREE SELF, SAYS Hoin e From NewGuinea Area JOHN' FRANK, 18 """"^ ---- Struck at Tenney Only to Break Hold on His Own Shirt, Says Lad John Frank , took the witnes stand in district court here Tues day in his owri defense agains a charge of manslaughter anc declared that his only intention during the fight in which Jame C. Tenney was killed was t( loosen Tenney's hold on his shir so he could get away. The 18 year old defendant wa the last witness for the defens. and the case was expected to g to the jury Wednesday after com pleb'on of arguments by the at torneys"lor the state'and defense and the judge's instructions tt the; jury. The defense called Just: 7 'wit nesses including John *nd Joseph Frank, under joint indictment for manslaughter in the case, 'their sister, Mrs.' Frank Vondracek; hej husband; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bill operators of the Friendly tavern where the fight .took place on Christinas-Eye,.add Miss D o r i Cornelius woo admitted that % have went with him"---indicatini the defendant . ' . - " The pretty brunet. employe o Jacob E. Decker and Sons {where all principals and most of- the witnesses in the case worked' was dressed entirely in black except, for a white collar and scarf when- she took the witness stand The state contended in ; the opening statement by County Attorney M. L. Mason that the fight was over her but^ Defense Attorney L. R. Boomtibwer attempted to blast this by bringing out thai Miss Cornelius was-a cousin of Mr. Tenney and had a "boy friend" in the service. . The state, . however,' brought out that John. Frank gave her a ·ing-.for Christmas. On examina- ipn by Mr: Boomhower she' insisted that it-had no significance and was her birthstone, a ruby She admitted - that she took the ius to the Friendly tavern on Christmas Eve following an invitation by John Frank. " There was- little agreement even · among defense witnesses nncernlng.the events leading np o the tragedy or those connected directly with the fight. John Frank said Floyd "Cocky" Ispinosa,' Elmer Fredericks arid lenry Houtsy .customers in the tavern, were at the booth occu- ied by Tenney and were loud nd quarrelsome. He left the bar where he was washing glasses and went down to settle the argument. As he got to the Tenney booth, he older man reached out and lit him on the side of the head, nocking him against the crowd' nd said he would kill him. He vas dazed and next found himself n the booth across the table from Tenney who had hold of his shirt ollar_and was wrestling him back and forth across the table. · "I was pullinc back and hit- ing, trying to get loose," he said. He replied to questioning that he was striking toward Tenney's ace and that his blows were intended only to free himself. After considerable wrangling etween Mr. Boomhower and Mr. Was on concerning the way the question was put, Judge T. A. Beardmore ruled that the witness might "state the fact" and Frank said: "My intentions were only to break the hold he had on me." On cross examination by Sir RESEp the DATE NOW! FRIDAY EVENING ' . . - · . . '. February M , 1944 First Methodist Church 8:00 P. M. "THE RACIAL COSTS OF PEACE" or "Color In A Democracy" Alexander f. Show of the Methodist Church "A Great American Mind Speak* on a Vital lime" Third pf the Serkn of Seminars On "WHAT PRICE PEACE" Donno C Bellows, Promoted to Captain, on 20 Day Leave . : The latest achievement of Donno C. Bellows, veteran of '152 missions m the southwest Pacific, now here-on leave, is that of being advanced to the rank of cap- - tain. Capt. Bellows has a 20 day leave plus 10 days of travel.time, which t he -says doesn't "eat up so much of my leave when I can go by plane." · ' He spent the-first 2 weeks of his leave with his mother at Long Beach, Cal., and on his way to. Mason City came by plane as far as Omaha. / ·Capt. Bellows said that the first thing that happened to him when he landed in California was to be met by an intelligence officer who procured bis' signature to. statements that he knew, nothing about stories that, had,appeared'here in the papers" about' his .beittg shot ' . - CAtT-DONNO C. BELLOWS down in flames on enemy territory.- lie said he knew toothing about the story appearing in the paper until he. came to Mason City so could sign his name with ease. : The story referred to was one which appeared in the Globe-Gazette Jan.'.15 sent from the New Guinea front by United Press correspondent Ralph Teatsworth. It was an aqcount o£ a'crash landing by Bellows 75 miles behind the enemy lines and of his rescue by American planes. A moment after he got out of the the crash landing, the gasoline tank blew up but Bellows had not a scratch. ' ' . That is only one of the narrow escapes of Bellows, who'has 2 Jap zeros to his credit, holds the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Cluster, Air Medal' with 3 Oak Leaf clusters,' and the Southwest Pacific campaign ribbon with 2 stars, one for the New Guinea campaign and the other for the Papuan campaign. 'Capt. Bellows said that the boys are doing a good job'"over there" .and they appreciate what the people back here are doing--but that news of the strikes "burns them up," ' Capt. Bellows is a graduate ot the Mason City high school and the. junior college. In junior col- ·lege he was a member of 2 state champion football teams winning letters in that sport as well as in track. While attending the college he.took CPT flying here and had 48 hours to his credit when he entered the service in the army air corps in 1941. Mason, Frank admitted that he lever mentioned'Tenney's threat o kilt him when he was questioned following bis arrest. He ·eplied ~ that Mr. Mason had not asked him. that but admitted he was told : to tell what happened. He volunteered that Mr. Mason's questioning at that time was di- ected toward making him admit hat he had nit Tenney with a bottle. - . "Well, you were there and I vasn't;-you knew what happened and I didn't and I was just asking questions; isn't that right?" asked he county attorney. Frank said ; was. Frank also brought into court o show the jury the shirt .which ic wore on Christmas eve Mr Boomhower called attention to he fact that all buttons but the op one were missing and it was torn in the back, front and on me sleeve. These conditions were -·ntirely the result of the firhf, Frank, testified. He also told pf a severe bruise n his chest where Tenney struck him.and said he told the sheriff about it alter his arrest. The state ailed Sheriff Tim Phalen to deny his and to state that he never aw a bruise on Frank's chest ilthough the youth's skin was covered only by the torn and unbuttoned shirt. Joe Frank also took the si and n his brother's defense but in addition built up a complete alibi for himself. (He is scheduled tor' separate trial on the manslaughter charge after his brother's trial Is ended!) Joe testified that he is 24 and also employe^ at Deckers. He and John both said they worked Friday and Saturday nights-at the tavern for about 5 weeks before Christmas. Joe's occupation was "serving booths and keeping order.". John's was working behind the bar "and keeping order." Joe was in the army from November, 1942, to June 1, 1943, he said, when he received a medical discharge. His army training was reflected in his answers, to which a "Sir" almost invariably was added. John was in the navy from Nov. 23, 1942, until he was giver a medical discharge on April 6 1943, because of an injury to his back and legs, he testified. Joe said he went to the Tenney booth to tell Hoots' and Fredericks to be quiet after they had started an argument. Tenney then said he could "lick any . . :i n the place," Joe related. Joe then walked over to Tenney and told him to be quiet and that no-one wanted to fight. He was. then pushed away from the booth by the crowd and did not see John come to the booth nor any part of the fight because of the crowd. He never struck Tenney at any time, he insisted EBSV TERMS yevreyec As Low As $1.00 a Week and- was never within 4 feet of the booth until Tenney fell The whole fight -lasted only about 30 .seconds, he testified, as had every defense witness before him. His brother', who followed; varied it by saying "about half a minute." ' After Tenney had fallen to the flqor, Joe and John carried him outdoors and laid him down on cement" platform. There Mrs. Hill poured a glass of water on Tenney's lace trying to revive lira and John Frank sponged his forehead with-a-wet cloth. : They then' took Tenney to his own ear but when "some sailor" reported he could feel no pulse, John testified that he went into :he tavern and told Dale Hill he jiad better take him to a hospital. Tenney was taken to the hospital in Hill's car, sitting in the back seat with Ius head on Joe Frank's :houldcr. Mr. Hill,in felling of the fight said that John Balked from be- liind the bar to the Tenney booth * settle an argument, told them -- be quiet' and then continued past it about 10 or 12 feet. Tenney then said: "I'm going to beat . . . . out of him," Hill testified, and started to take off his coat as John turned and started back. The 2 men got on the seats of the booth across from each other and exchanged blows, he said, with Tenney hanging on to John's shirt with one hand. Miss Cornelius was standing by the booth at-the time, he testified. His attention was then attracted to the back of the room and when he looked again Tenney was lying on the floor. Mrs. Hill, who owned the tavern, said she was acting as cashier. She saw Tenney come in, she said and he seemed intoxicated; he had a "starey look." She also heard him say he could "lick any . . . . in the place'' but said the statement was not directed at anyone in particular. The fight started by Tenney grabbing John's shirt, she said, and both men got up in the seats of the booth. Tenney fell when he let go of John's shirt, swung at him and missed. Mrs. Hill said that John took his apron off before the fight "but probably had the idea he was stil working." On' cross examination she said later that John said, -"1 quit" when he threw his apron on the bar. Mr. and 'Mrs. Vondracek and Joe and John Frank all testified that John's apron stayed on throughout the fight. Mrs. Vondracek explained that it was a tea towel "folded double like a diaper," which provoked such laughter in the courtroom that Judge Beardmore pounded on his bench with his fist for order. John look off his apron before going to the hospital, she added. Mrs. Vondracek also said thai when John went to the Tenney booth to settle the argument, Ten ney said "You little . . . I'll kill you." Tenney then struck John in the chest. He stumbled out of the booth before he fell down, she testified. On cross examination by Mr. Mason, she admitted that she did not tell the grand jury of Tenney's threat' to kill John. She heard Mr. Mason read her testimony which included Tenney's calling John a name and told the county attorney she didn't know she was supposed to add: kill yon." Mr. Vondracek said he did not see the fight because he was at the nickelodeon at the time. He denied untying John's apron as had been testified by one of the state's witnesses. Miss Cornelius also said she did not see the fight itself because the crowd had pushed her away from the booth. "Everybody was shoving me." she told the jury- She also testified that Tenney, her cousin, "acted as if he didn't know what ho was saying" and WAR,GOMMUNITY CHESTS PLAN 'U FUNDCAMPAIGNS Annual Meeting of Community Chest to Be Held in April The boards o£ {he Cerro Gordo War Chest and the Mason City Community Chest met jointly Monday evening at the Hotel Hanford'and made plans for theii respective annual meetings and the 1944 campaign next fall. President W. P. Butler o£ the Community Chest was authorized to appoint committees on arrangements and nominations foi the annual meeting o£ that organization, which will be held in April. The nomination committee will not only, have the .7 places to fill on the 1944 bracket of the board, but also Z vacancies to fill, held previously by Mrs. Milton Baixes and Lt. Comdr. Don J. FltiGerald. Earl M. Dean, president of the Cerro Gordo War Chest, was authorized to appoint campaign committees for Mason City and the county, each of whom will act as a member of an advisory committee for the 1944 campaigns and procure chairmen for the o u n t y and Mason City campaigns. The war chest president also was authorized to appoint a committee to make plans for election of officers and directors- at the annual meeting of that' body in September, 1944. The 2 boards .received a number of excellent reports' which were approved and authorized an audit of the county war chest accounts for the year ending Sept. 30, 194J. The Communify Chest audit for the year ending March 31, 1S44. will be presented at-the annual meeting of that organization. Final figures on the 1944 campaign pledges showed $25,752.56 from the county outside of Mason City, where the quotaivas ?22iOOO, all of it in' cash: In'Mason City a total of $77,743.62 in cash and pledges was -received against a quota of 875,000.- This makes a grand total of $103;496.18 raised with a quota of $97,000. Any surplus in the city is prorated between the county war chest and the city war chest. Any surplus in the county after paying the $48,100 quota to the state war chest remains' the property of the state war chest to be applied against future quotas. Directors expressed their hearty appreciation to Hoy L. Bailey and Paul Pritchard, who headed the Mason City campaign and Walter Walker and H. E. Bruce who were in charge of the county drive. Mr. Bailey and Mr Walker nade pertinent suggestions for -he 1944 campaign. harles Files Named Townsend Delegate Charles.Files was delegate to the Townsend convention at Waterloo Feb. 21 from the local club at its regular meetin" Monday evening at the P. G. E auditorium. Religious songs were sung and the club members read a report from Washington, D. C. ; that 155 congressmen had signed to get the Townsend bill up for hearing. The Ladies auxiliary will meet Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C K. Kinney, 223 West State that his eyes were glassy/-and starey. She patted his shoulders trying to quiet him, she said. She also emptied his .glass into the aisle before the fight started. The courtroom was crowded Monday afternoon with people standing at the rear all afternoon There were more than 100 spectators at noon Tuesday. · . SERIOUSLY WOUNDED--Mrs. Alexander Beisel 924 -Polk N. W. received word from the war department l a s t Wednesday that her husband, Pvt. Beisel was seriously wounded in action on Jan. 1Z, somewhere in Italy, and that he had received the Purple Heart award. A letter on Monday from the department stated that Pvt. Beisel's address and further information as to his condition would follow. Pvt. Beisel left for~ overseas in November and first went to Africa. On Dec, 22, his wife received word from him that he had'arrived hi Italy. As a civilian Pvt. Beisel was employed as a butcher at the Jacob E. Decker Sons plant. Charlie Lorribardo Services Set for Thursday Morning Funeral services for Charlie Lombardo, 86, former Mason City fruit merchant, who die'd at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Caloni, Chicago, Sunday :vening following an. illness, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Holy .Family Catholic church, with Father R. P Murphy officiating. The body will arrive in Mason -ity Wednesday morning via the Miwaukee Road and -will, lie in state at the Meyer- funeral home until the time of services ·The Rosary will be said at the Weyer funeral home at 8 p. m .Vednesday. Burial will be at umwood cemetery. The Meyer 'uneral home in charge. Oarline Anderson iets Job With Navy Miss Darline Ruth Anderson daughter of Mr. and Mrs l^aw- rence M- Anderson, Huthven, will leave for Dubuque Feb. 20 where she is employed · in · the civil service, and will work in the navy recruiting station. She will work in Dubuque for a month or soj then she will be transferred by the government to Washington D, C., where she will assume her same duties in the navy department. Miss Anderson will be graduated from the Hamilton School of Commerce Feb. 13th. She is a graduate of the Ruthven high school'. DIES AT. FENTON Fenton--Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the St. John's'Lutheran church for Fred Bohn, 45, who died_at an Emmetsburg* hospital Saturday evening. A daughter and bis mother survive. . COLDS EVERYWHERE If this spreading wave of colds mreeps your way and gets you with muscular aches, coughing, and nasal congestion --try renetrp, modern medication in a base containing old-fashioned mutton suetlitegrandmaused. Pecetrovrorks two trays at once to relieve these miseries: (1) outside, by counter-irritation, (2) inside, by vaporizing. Clean, -white and stainless. So pleasant to use 25c. Double supply 35c, GetPenetro. '/z-POUND PACKAGE BACON Plcg- YOUNG, MEATY · vwiiu, rnEAl I -- ^_ SPARE RIBS ,..J7c GROUND HAMBURGER SAUSAGE Pound 20 PORK TAILS PORK KIDNEYS SMOKED SALT PORK PORK LIVER B.-15 SI *L5!N- SHORT CUTS STEAKS '/2-POUND PACKAGE /^-'wvi^v rA\.rvAUC -· ^Bw SLICED BACON 1Qc " March Crowds" Fill Revenue Offices "March crowds" already are filling the waiting rooms o i internal revenue office in Mason City as hundreds of persons w have never before filed a federal " income tax return prepare to t; that step. "I think most of them are just* seared by the forms," admitted one of the federal workers, "and they want to be sure they can get help." M a n y former taxpayers also are getting t h e i r returns in early this year, he reported. He approved highly of the "early birds" pointing out that it would.inake it possible for many more persons to receive help during the rest of the filing period, to March 15. The Mason City office is now a major zone office of the internal revenue department and has 9 deputies to help the taxpayers with their returns. The office is open from 8 o'clock in the forenoon to 6 o'clock in the evening 6 days a week.* The local office is now prepared to accept in payment of income taxes, according to M. J. Mullin, deputy in charge'of the office, and will give a receipt if the taxpayer wishes to have the obligation cleared immediately. In order to save time for all concerned, those coming to the office for assistance should bring with them the following: .1. Total wages and other pay earned in 1943--from the receipt (on Form W-2) given you-by your employer. 2. Total income tax and victory tax \vithheld from your wages in 1943--from the same receipt. 3. The total amount of your 1942 income tax--from the statement (on Form-H25)' mailed you by the collector. 4. The amount you paid on your 1942 income tax--also from the collector's statement. . 5; The amount you paid, if any, in September or December on a "declaration of estimated tax"-from cancelled' checks, receipts, etc., or from your copy o£ the declaration. 6; The amount o£ any other taxable income (besides wages and other pay) you had in 1943 such as interest, dividends and annuities--from passbooks, 'personal records, letters or other sources! . 7. Your social security number. if any--this number is requested DH your return only as a supplementary means of identification, and has no other relation to the social security system. . 8. The income tax blank mailed lo you. The above items are the key figures you need for filing in either short form 1040A or lonf torm 1040. However, if yon are using: the lone form you may also need additional figures including: 1. An itemized list of the deductions you claim for contributions, interest, taxes, casualties and medical expenses. 2. Detailed figures on income from rents, royalties, the sale or exchange of securities and other property, profit and loss from business or profession,- etc. Aid in.preparing forms is absolutely free. No deputy will under-any circumstance make any charge or accept any gratuities for such service. It was only quested that the public come ea and be .sure to bring with th the necessary .facts for prepa tion of their returns. Funeral Held for the Rev. Nils Giere r ,, Father of Mason Citya^ Funeral services were held S, day' at the Lutheran churcli, Lanesboro, Minn., for the i Nils A.' Giere; 88,' father of : M B. Giei-e, 29 S. Vermont,' Ms. City. The service was attended;' -- ..W Uf. * »^s, tvL: AlkCllUCUtj many friends in t he. ministry ·), numerous other -acquaintance!, the family. _ ' : ' 1 The Rev". Mr.. Giere, who [' the .oldest'.minister' of the )L wegian Lutheran church; ot Arf ica, had bceti' seriously. Ul-.for 1 eral : weeks.-He -»=-·"···--'-· --day rf ' The aged minister- - retired; Mrs. Kristine Pansier Rites to Be Wednesr; at Rockwell Churcji Funeral services for : Mrs. , tine Louise Faiisler, 74, who : cf at a Rockwell hospital at l:3(e m. Monday, following ra^loHg ness, will be held;Wednesday k erhoon at 2 p. m. at the TSapl church at Rockwell, with the;M A. S. Grarup of Sheffield.dfficis ing. Burial will .be at -the ,Ro well, cemetery. The body was t eh to the Pansier home in Ro well Tuesday afternoon. The E tersoh funeral home in chargej Milwaukee Woman's Club Joint Donor of $40 for Canteen ; I Monday's story on the ? contribution 'to the Canteen,'. r ported as coming from the if waukee Service club, should M included the Milwaukee Woms5 club as joint dohor, it was '} nounced Tuesday. -An addltio! contribution of $2 .from the,L s : E. W, was announced ~ The dog's name is Grohdal" Bij aboard the, U. S. army freighl Nevada, he and 29 crew memb ,, were rescued when that ve- 1 sank in a North Atlantic gale December. ACHING-STIFF-SO I 1! ·-·i -''if Theyte new... with SOY... and mighty You see the golden nuggets SOY in this new, exciting mil Your family will love ti nut-like flavor-it's a deliciouj new way to servl nourishing protein. Ready prepared; no ratioi points. Double your money hoc if you're not delighted Pillsbu ros ·OLNN »AM 50y

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