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February 10, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

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A Thursday, Feb. 10, 1844 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Gapt Bellows Recalls 1st Zero He Saw Capt. Donno C. Bellows, veteran of the air war in the southwest Pacific and now on a short leave, was .the speaker at the February meeting ot the Junior division ol the Chamber of Commerce held at the Green Mill Wednesday evening. Captain Beliows gave a brief outline of the training that an army pilot gets before being sent to the war zones and stated that his started at the local airport. In answering a question whether he remembered the first Jap zero he saw the captain answered "Bemember! You bet I do, and the first thine I did was to get out of there because they were above us. I rot out ok, gained altitude and 'came in over (hem for the fight." Capt. Bellows stated that the only'commendable thing he knew at New Guinea was the bananas but stated that when he was'in Australia he and another pilot had bought for only 8 cents, 5 steaks that were about 2 inches thick. He hastened to add that meat in Australia is now on the ration 5ist. New members who' received their Junior division pins were Robert "Bob". Jensen and David Smith; President Bob Dull announced that Murray Olson was elected chairman of the Red Cross drive which will take place during the month of March. Norm Allison, chairman of the ' Americanism committee, gave a report on the Americanism pro_ grams to be heard over radio sta- ' lion KGLO beginning Monday Feb. 28, from 6:30 to 7 p. m.. · These programs, air. Allison stated ..will be of the quiz type The participants will be students from the surrounding towns anc the .local high schools. Participants on the first program will be from the Forest City and Charles City high sctipols, Mr. Allison stated. Entertainment for the program included popular music and top dance routines by pupils of Ralph Geer. SatwdayJBankirig Holiday to Be Used for Bond Sale* liVinilif mi a i M A U M yx · -, a . . . . ~ ' . ' : · : : : : : --· : . · ... _ · ··-·..··'.···.:··!. ·.· : . SALES LAG IN 4TH WAR LOAN DRIVE Mason City, Rock Falls, , Thornton and Meservey Banks to Sell Bonds Saturday is Lincoln's birthday and a banking holiday but Cerro' ordo county bankers are going o taJce advantage of the day to boost sales of series E bonds in the 4th war loan drive. The county has topped 80 per cent of its total quota of $2,497,000 but is lagging on individual purchases; . "Keeping the banks open is-intended particularly as a convenience for the farmers who customarily come to town to trade on Saturdays/' a member of the county war finance committee stated. In Mason ,City, the First National bank and the United Home Bank and Trust 'company doors wni remain closed because of the banking holiday but the 2 banks will staff a special bond booth at the old Northwest Savings bank building from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. .The Rock Falls Savings bank will be open from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. for the sale of bonds only. The First State bank of Thornton and also its Meservey branch will be open from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. The Bockwell credit union office will be open from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m. None of the banks will transac! legal business because of the banking holiday. Clear Lake already has topped its quota in the war bond drive and the'Clear Lake Bank and Trust company decided to remain closed throughout the day. The 4th war loan drive will continue through Tuesday, Feb. 15 Needs of Prisoners of War Diverse as Their Race, Religion "...Several hundred aviators pasesd through the camp. They were of the most varied, races and nationalities, including Eskimos, Negroes, Maoris, Chinese! Argen- tinians and Brazilians . . .*' So writes a visiting secretary ol War Prisoners Aid of the Y. M. C. A., from a^ transit camp through which captured aviators pass to | various camps or hospitals in Germany. The races mentioned are in addition to Americans, British French, Poles,' Serbs, Yugoslavs and all the others caught in the polyglot hopper of the bat tie- fronts. War prison camps arc today cross sections of the world and of most of its nations, and the needs and desires of prisoners are as diverse as their races, religions, educations, 'and former occupations. Visiting secretaries of War Prisoners Aid of the Y. M/'C.' A., receive and passon,to the.organiza- tion's nearest centers, requests as various; as their .sources. These include books, ranging from the ABC's to abstruse scientific and philosophical works, materials for almost every athletic game devised by man; the media of all of the .great religions, and every known musical instrument, from the grand piano to the torn torn! 4-H Club Discusses Balanced Rations The discussion of balancing feed rations for livestock was. led by W. S. Fulghum Tuesday evening, when the Lincoln Loyal Laddies 4-H club held its monthly meeting at the home o[ James Heddins. In the business session, which opened the meeting, basketball was discussed. All 4-H club officers were informed that they are to attend a special meeting Feb 28 at the Y. M. C. A. to learn how to conduct a better organized club. ·· · The officers of the club are: Leader, Vf. S. Fulgum; president, James Heddins;. vice president ·Bob Strieker; secretary, Ralph Stacker; treasurer, Dean Hutzel- reporter. Carl Jass and historian, Russell Fulghum. Hecreation committee for this Ru^eU^Tghum. 110 ^^^ CITY BRIEFS The monthly meeting o£ the friends -of Libraries board will be held at the library Friday- afternoon at 3 o'clock; A son weighing- l'o pounds t ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs Ernest Kofoot, Dougherty, at the Mercy hospital Thursday. Help Kidneys INDIIVDUAL BOND Quick Action Saves Lives in Hospitals U. S. Army Headquarters in the South Pacific, (U.PJ^.Surgical teams composed of topnotch nedical men and organized for split-second action have saved umerous lives in the south Pa- ific campaign, army authorities reported in recounting an incident which occurred in fighting on Bougainville recently. An exploding Jap artillery shell ent a jagged fragment, into the abdomen ot a marine, ripping his intestines from their anchorage to Stomach Gas Dangerous to Air Fighters American Airbase. England, (U.R --Gas attacks definitely are listed among the fears of America's high altitude airmen. Gas already has worked a'gainst them. The gas is not of the poisonous variety. It is not necessarily fatal. It isn't even one of the enemy's conscious weapons. As a matter of fact, he probably has as much or more trouble with it than the Americans. This gas is strictly an individual affair. It is the result of the phenomena of rarefied air at the 5- mile altitude where the fortresses, liberators, thunderbolts and light- nings fly. The decreasing external pressure means a many-fold increase in the pressure within the human body. The result in combat might be disastrous. ,A pilot doubling up with cramps could mean the loss of a quarter-million dollar aircraft and ID men of the crew, a bom- aardier with an acute tummy ache might miss the target,, a gunner who takes his hands from the irigger tq grasp a painful midriff might miss the fighter/that could shoot him down. What does the air force do about it? It watches the diet of its combat crews. And it warns them that 24 hours before a mission they'd better stand clear of any food which normally causes them dis- ,ress. It mentions specifically cabbage, dried beans, onions. Air force medics would like to know how- the Jerry fighter pilot gets along--what with his passionate love lor sauerkraut and all. Society - COUPLES GRANTED MARRIAGE LICENSES Marriage licenses have been issued by the clerk of the Cerro jordo county district court to Leand Ferch, 17, and Dorothy Delap, 16, both of Charles City; Elmer Nuehring, legal, Rockwell, and Edith -Gafrri, legal, Mason City; Robert James Munn, 19, and 3etty Marie Zaruba, 17, both of Mason City; Nobuo Tetsutani, 27, ^amp Savage, Minn., and Myrtle rlauschildt. 21, Minneapolis; Lloyd 3. Emberling, 26. St. Caul, and Imogene Morris, 25. Mason City. WAR BOND PURCHASED BY PENELOPE CHAPTER The Daughters or Penelope, Helois chapter 42, held their monthly meeting at the church hall, opening the session with the jfficers' jewel march. After the business session, a penny inarch was held, the collection going into war stamps. The inarch enabled the auxiliary to buy war bonds A social gathering followed/ and ·efreshments were served by Mrs. George Papajohu and Mrs. Christ Serakos. Jay Hormel Salary $59,394 Last Year A. Philadelphia, (i?j --George . Hormel and company of Austin Minn., paid Jay c. Horrael, president, a salary of S59.39.4 for the past fiscal year, the firm said Thursday in its annual report to the securities and exchange commission. The United Stales produced nore than 2 billion pounds of bitter in 19-J3. the body, fracturing his spine and his pelvic bone. First-aid men immediately took him to an army hospital of the 37th (Ohio) division, which had just finished moving its equipment into a new location. Army, officials said the hospital had not yet been set up with complete facilities, but the wounded maa, whose condition was pronounced "very critical," was placed on an operating table and the hospital's surgical team went to work. · Maj. Richard Shaekelfocd of Johns Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, Md., was operating surgeon. He was assisted by Capt. Edward Klopfcr of Columbus, Ohio, and Capt.. Samuel Lieberman of New York City. Enlisted assistants were Tech. 4th Class Clarence Neuwirth of Cleveland Ohio, and. Tech. 5th Class John J. Adams 'of Philadelphia. ' The wounded man was given a blood transfusion and plasma to combat shock. Then the bleeding was halted, the wound and the torn intestines repaired and the wound "packed with gauze to guard, against infection. Four da'ys later, army authorities said the man had a fighting chance Jo survive. His leg, which had been paralyzed, was responding to treatment and his bladder, ' also paralyzed, again. , was functioning' Approximately dents have been 1,000,000 resi- turned out of their homes in Holland by the occupation authorities. 9 Deaf Men Make Good on Plane Jobs Chicago. (U.fi -- Nine deaf men are building airplanes at the aircraft division of Pullman-Standard Manufacturing company. They lift and fit wings into "flying boxcars" at a plant which made railroad freight cars before the war. 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