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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

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6 Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Your Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE What They Are Doing * * * * * * * in * * * * * * ADOPTED FOR DURATION-Sir. and Mrs. Herbert Boothroyd, 514 Washington N. W. have been visited by Staff Sgt. Yam C. Wong, adopted by them for the duration. Staff Sgt. Wong has written the Boothroyd's regularly for the past mouths but this is the first time he had met them. He also visited IMr. and Mrs. George Wonr, 112 North Federal, who though they bear the same name are no relatives of his. Staff Sgt. Wong was cook at the Green Mill and Canton cafes before being inducted in the service. He returned to Camp Phillips, Kans., Monday. --Y-- G E T S G O O D C O N D U C T MEDAL,--Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. C. Klemensen, 1Z16 Georgia S. E., that their son-in-law, Cpl. Lawrence J. Stepleton has received the good conduct medal at Camp Plauche, New Orleans, La. CpL Sfaplcton is the son of Mrs. Verna Davis of Ventura. _--V--- HOME FROM ALEUTIANS-- CpL Melvin James J. Manuel, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A Manuel, 522 8th S. E., is home on his first furlough since entering the service on Oct. 7, 1041. He has been stationed in the Aleutian area for the last 18k months. Cpl. Manuel has transferred to the air corps and will report in Washington by Feb. 14 for his "ass'isnmentl --V-- H O S P I T A L APPRENTICE 1/C--William Barfels, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bartels, 1007 2nd N. W., has been transferred to the Mare island navy yard where he is stationed in the dispensary as hospital apprentice 1/c. Bartcls was graduated from the Mason City high school last spring- and entered the service in July. He took his boot training at Farragut, Idaho. y Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette tarricr boy. * * * * * * * * MERLE G. LARSON VERNON LARSON --Seaman 1/c _§gt. Tech. BROTHERS SERVE--Merle G. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Larson, 142 14th N. W., is now stationed at Camp Parks, Cal. Seaman Larson is with the seabees and is learning signaling. He entered the service in August and first went to Camp Peary, Va., later to Camp Endicott, R. I. Seaman Larson's wife who lives at 202 15th N. W., and is employed at Swift Company left Monday to spend a 3 week's vacation with her husband at Camp Parks. Vernon Larson, sergeant technician, a brother of Merle, has been overseas since the first of the year, somewhere in the Pacific. He is in radio communications work and has been in the service since May, 1942. --V-- --V-- DON J. FITZGERALD " , --Lt. Comdr. Lt. Comdr. D. Fitzgerald Stationed at Mare Island Former Dentist Here Writes That He Enjoys Work; Conscious of War Word has been received here that Lt. Comdr. Don J. FitzGerald, Mason City dentist commissioned in October and entered into active service in the navy in' November, is now stationed at a dental clinic at Mare Island, Cal. Lt. Comdr. FitzGerald writes that he is enjoying his work, which is to take care of the boys on ships coming in for repairs. He sees that their teeth are in good shape before they go out to sea again. The smaller ships, he says, do not carry dentists. "This is a very busy place," he writes. "They work 3 shifts on the yard and one is certainly conscious that there is a war going on. Dee and I went through a submarine and J o a n , Dee, Bonnie and I went on a cruiser and got to see all the gun turrets, how they are operated, also how the radar* works. Then we all went on a submarine tender, which is practically a city in itself." "I have seen a Bill Bartells anc Kenneth Beckman, both o£ Mason City," he adds. "I surely miss seeing all my friends in Mason City and will be anxious to get back to see them all." Mrs. FitzGerald anc children are with him at Mare Island. --V-Whereabouts Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Baldwin, 132 9th N. W., have received word o: the promotion of their son, Earl Baldwin, from private 1/c to corporal. Corporal Baldwin is on desert maneuvers with an engineer :orps stationed out of Los Angeles Sal. He was-graduated from the EToly Family Catholic high school last spring nd entered the service :n August. Mrs. Edward W. Stangler, 18 Kentucky N. E., has had word :rom her husband, Pfc. Stangler, .hat he has been transferred from Tacoma, Wash., to Shreveport, La., vhere he is on desert maneuvers. Pvt. lyle A. Anderson has ar- ived somewhere in England according to word received by his vife, 346 East State. Private Anderson is with a reconnaissance battalion. He entered the service n January, 1943. He is the son of VIr. and Mrs. Elmer Anderson, 804 Pennsylvania S.-E. Pfc. Elmer G. "Pat" Barnosky is lome on a 12 day furlough from "'ort Benning, Ga., where he-is tationed with a medical detachment in the armored division. He s the son of Mrs. G. F. Barnosky, 625 Delaware S. E. Pfc. Barnosky has been at Fort Benning since August. He entered the service in A-Iay, 1942. · Pvt. Gilbert J. Christianson, on of Mrs. C. B. Christianson, 516 2th N. W., was graduated this reek as an aircraft mechanic from he AAF technical training command school at Seymour Johnson ield, N. Car., accruing to word eceived from the" field. Private Christianson was an athletic coach t Mclntire high school prior to ntering the service --V-GETS SILVER WINGS Sheffield -- 1st Lt. Archard J. lamm, 26, student officer, son of Ir. and Mrs. A. J. Gamm, was mong 7 Iowa men awarded the ilver wings o£ the aerial naviga- or in graduation exercises at the rmy- air forces navigation school .t San Marcos, Texas. y THANKS US\V Nora Springs--Mr. and Mrs. Vill Witt had a letter recently rom their son, Harold Witt, sea- lan 2nd class, in which he asked hem to convey his thanks to the ocal unit of the United Service Vomen for the Christmas box he eceived. He is located at Port [ueneme, Cal. Britain has been using aband- ned quarries as underground ammunition depots. MADE STAFF SERGEANT-Word has been received here from Sgt. Jack Willemssen, formerly of 705 Carolina S. E., that he has been promoted to staff sergeant. Staff Sgt. Willemssen. is of the office personnel, headquarters detachment for prisoner of war interment camp. Camp Carson. Colo. He entered the service November, 1943. He g he son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Willemssen, Swaledale. --V-- HERE ON LEAVE--Lt. and Mrs. George E. Johnson arrived in Mason City Tuesday morning from Clarksville, Tcnn., for a visit with (he lieutenant's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Johnson, 629 Washington, S. W. This Is Mrs. Johnson's first visit to Iowa. Lt. Johnson is now stationed at Campbell, Ky. On leaving next Monday they will SO to St. Louis for a short visit with Mrs. Johnson's mother. y The average tractive effort of a team locomotive today is about 0 per cent greater than that used at the time of World War I. Giant TurBine Runner Detours to Hit Texas Denison, Texas, (U.R--A massive turbine runner for^he Denison Dam power-house has arrived after a round-about journey that took 3 weeks from York, Pa. The world's largest one-piece runner casting weighs 157600 pounds and has a maximum diameter of almost 17 feet. Because f its size, many precautions were ;aken in shipment. It traveled only in the daytime and on local It is so large that it was neces- freight trains running at reduced speed. sary to follow a circuitous route n order to avoid tunnels, bridges and other structures without sufficient clearance. NEW LOCATION Dr. Horace S. Beemer EXODONTIST 302 Forefrert Bldg ion Teeth, : DENTIST PRACTICE LIMITED PLATE WORK IB FIRST ST CEDAR RAPIDS SOUTH EAST DESMOINES M«SOM CITY SIOUX CITY show. AIR ANNAPOLIS T SCALES PEAK ON 3DTK BIRTHDAY Gulf Training Center Omits Celebration to Turn Out Navy Planes Pensacola, Fla.. (U.PJ--Ever since the U. S. S. Mississippi docked Jan. 20, 1914, at the abandoned navy yard at Pensacola and unloaded 8 kite-ljke seaplanes, the "Annapolis of the Air" has been busy making naval aviation history. Observing its 3»th birthday, the sprawling training center in the Gulf omits the celebration and continues turning out navy flyers at the rate of 15,000 each year. History of the establishment, embracing the main station and 6 auxiliary stations located in 2 Florida counties and one in Alabama, records the expanding of personnel from 3 instructors and 12 mechanics in 1914 to 25,000 officers and men responsible for an unmentionable number of operation and training planes in the air today. The 3-decade history of the naval air station is colorful, both in material development and familiar names of today's aviation leaders and heroes who won their gold wings at .Pensacola. Those original 8 seaplanes, representing total navy air power in 1914, were housed in tents erected on the beach and soared into the wild Gulf blue from wooden ramps running to the water's edge. The yard buildings were used for repair shops. The initial flight from the Infant station was made Feb. 2, 1914, by Lt. John H. Towers and Ensign Godfrey Chevalier and lasted 20 minutes. Towers is now vice admiral in command of the Pacific air forces and Chevalier Field at the main station was named for his co-pilot on the flight. Naval academy graduates who comprised the first training class at the station were pioneers o£ naval aviation in action. Their training was interrupted in April when all planes and pilots were dispatched to Vera Cruz to assist in the occupation of that city. Naval aviators scouted en- ·jmy lines and the harbor 43 days. A plane piloted by Lt. Fat- rick N. L. Bellinger was hit by the first enemy fire from rifle bullets. Bellinger is now a vice admiral, commanding air forces in the Atlantic. Outbreak of the first World war in Europe stimulated a rapid expansion o£ the facilities at Pensacola and the increasing of the station's personnel to 438 officers and 5,539 men. From 1914 to 1918 the naval air station had trained 921 seaplane pilots, 63 dirigible pilots and 15 free balloonists. Aviation continued to develop ·and by the year 1922 Fensacola was training pilots for land- based and carrier-based planes. Naval airmen were taking off from a collier, in the experimental phase of the new flat-top fleets. To meet increased\Semands for pilots in the present war, the navy department on Oct 12, 1942, created the naval air training center and commissioned the outlying fields as naval auxiliary stations. Rear Adm. C. D. Murray, naval aviator No. 22 when he won his wings at Pensacola in 1915, was the first commandant of the center. Recently appointed chief o£ naval air training, Admiral Murray commanded the U. S. S Enterprise in the Pacific until after the Battle o£ Midway and was t a s k force commander aboard the XJ. S. S. Hornet when the carrier was sunk in the battle of Santa Cruz. .Seven of the original 23 aviators to receive their wings at the station still are on active duty Nine lost their lives in plane crashes, 3 died of natural causes and 4 have resigned or are retired. une, "Mairzy Boats" Means Do-Re-Mi in Song Royalties Ap Matures Writer people, more or less, humming "Mairzy Doats." Or that close to a half-million sheet-music copies have been sold in less than a month, and that it's on 50,009 juke boxes and 800 radio stations. This musical nonsense actually began 2 years ago when Niela chanted a nursery rhyme about "Cows eat wheat and sows eat wheat and little sharks eat oysters.". But it came out: "Cowzy tweet and sowzy tweet And little sharksy doisters." Pop Drake, named Milton and a veteran lyric writer from Tin Pan Alley, thought it real cute then bingo! he had an idea for a song. In 4 days he and his associates, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston whipped up "Mairzy Boats," substituting "mares eat oats and does eat oats and little Iambs eat ivy" for the first, or pre- mairzyology, version. But their New York music publishers, accustomed to receiving from the trio such solid hits as Champaigne Waltz, I Apologize, le 0 " scream^ ^Take ^ ·,,TM I 7 X * DIVEY TMO-O"l y LL, screamed, lake it it's not oats, nor hay, but royal- . ties for composers (left to right) Livingston carried the song Jerry Livingston, Al Hoffman and around for months. Then he Milton Drake, showed it io Al Trace, boss of a* -- hunch is that wartime booms nov- e l t y songs. R e m e m b e r K-K-K-Katy and Ja-da, in the test World War? Although it wasn't written as a war tune, it has a fine marching cadence, and it's going big with service men. Finally, says Hoffman, "it's a clean song--one you don't mind having your kids pick up." (Song copyright 1943 Miller Music Corp. Used by permission of copyright owner.) Sends Flax Expert to Assist Peru Growers Salem, Ore., --Oregon has furnished the republic of Peru flax seed and sent a flax expert, L. G. Demytt, of the state prison staff, to assist Peruvian growers, Gov. Earl Snell has advised Churchill Murray of the office of the Coordinator , of Inter-American affairs. x Oregon also has loaned its assistant chief highway engineer to aid in construction of South American highways, the governor said. Murray, a member of the Coordinator's Washington, D. C., staff, is consulting western governors regarding their state's part in the nation's good neighbor program for South American republics. "Oregon furnished Peru with flax seed at a time when it was .*.w*v^«* ·» »v ^»i *mt;»j, uus OI A band of musical screwballs at New York's Dixie hotel, who began plugging it nightly on his radio The rest as the ad writers say, is history. Music publishers started begging for the rights (Miller -- -- D D O ·«·«-"· Hit, A »g 1113 ^ itAlAlCA. Music, Inc., finally got it) and sales climbed sensationally. The same went for phonograph records. On the radio," clearances" became necessary to prevent the song from jamming the kilocycles. If you wonder how it got where it is, so do the composers. One How To Hold FALSE TEETH More Firmly In Place Do your false teeth annoy ana embarrass by slipping, dropping or wab- bling when you eat, laugh or talk? Just spnnkJe a little PASTEETH on your plates. This alkaline fr.on-oddi powder holds fajse teetb more (irmly and more comfortably. No gummy, eooey. pasty tasle oi feeltog. Does not sour. Checks plate odor" (denture breath i. Get FAS'l'KfcTH today at any drug store. unobtainable elsewhere, and div-,, erted quantities of it in order toil co-operate with the government's:] program,'rather than distribute itj.J for only commercial gain," thiij governor told Murray. }l I "Because this nation is buying^! an enormous quantity of Southfl American goods, including ni-il trates, rubber and other imports,!* a very favorable balance of trade-I is accumulating there. - · "When international postwar? adjustments are made, that bal-l ance of trade should pay dividends^ to U. S. merchants, as the South American market then will buy oun goods and manufactures," Govi Snell said. Kiwauians Get News Chicago, (U.R--Every month the u 11,000 Kiwanians in the armed| services receive a 2-color 4-pagef] news summary from their locals Kiwanis club. The first page is prepared by the serviceman's own club. The second and third pages, are printed in advance by KiwaniS International, parent organization! o£ the 2,200 Kiwanis clubs. The! fourth page has room for mes-, sages. "Darkest Africa" a c t u a l l y i n drenched with sunlight. Eczema Itching? Burning, Distress Gels Quick Ease and Comfort During the past 25 years thoul sands of bottles of Moone's Emerl aid Oil have been sold for trouj blesome externally caused ski I conditions-- 1 Get a small original bottle | Emerald Oil and use as directef You'll get relief quicker than ycl ever expected--aiding nature, i| sanitative and emollient actirj helps promote faster healing. Aft today -- satisfaction or m o n efl back. OSCO Drag Co. Of Merchandise for the Serviceman or the Folks at Home Servicemen Utility Kits Compact utility kits containing: Metal mirror, comby tooth brush, sewing kit and soap box. Metal containers are chrome plated. Khaki. Servicemen Shoe Shine Kit Complete, c o m p a c t with R eg _ 2.45 everything for a high shine in no time. Sets come in Khaki or Navy Blue. 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