The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 2, 1945 · Page 14
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 2, 1945
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14 TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1945 MILES RETURNS T05THARMY Correspondent Unable ·, to Get to Egypt By FRANK MILES (Iowa Daily Press War Correspondent) With the 5th Army in Italy-- (IDPA)--I am "home" again after 18 days of flying, motoring and hiking in 1 continents plus a sight" seeing trip on the back of a camel. '' " - ' On the whole the jaunt was p l e a s a n t . b u t circumsta n c e s over which I h a d no control put me through exaspe r a t i n g trials. Unfortunately or not--an Iowa te American with i..ii a fairly hot tem- 3IILES Per--a war cor- = ? e , to ,!9° tough e with 0 mili e taly ?J? d intelligence coi-ps officers When he can't make himself understood by officials in some coun- £nfTM e 4 et f a '° ^faction from letting oft steam. ·*"_African correspondent is accredited to a theater of opera-' turns by approval o£ the commanding general. .He cannot enter another theater without consent of its commander. If he leaves the th . e ater to which he is accredited without proper authority to return nei must be reaccredited ta do -=0 I am accreOited to the Meoiter- Ath^. " leaier ' wM* includes Athens. ^Greece. It was all right tor me io go from here to there without obtaining afly official card or paper other than a teleeraphic acceptance from Ihe British public relauons chief in the Greek capital because Great Britain is to control When I finished my job in · Jf c f ' asked Permission to pro- ?r d t ° J £ airo ' Eg « 3t ' whi=h is in .the .middle east theater It was granted but because n e fth er ?he British PBC nor I:knew the best way out for fast return to 5th army ln North Italy, he in good faith simply game me a. note to W?h ri ? Sh P , SC * Calr °' "luest- ^ ? t , my de Parlure when wanted he fully expedited. , That ivas_ not enough for the Cairo British'PFC, so he turned there^Th^ 0 *?. Am ^an PRC there. That official. received me cordially but said he had no aTM thonty to send me into the Medi- terranean theater because I had nothing to show accreditation in it. Next move was for him to radio AFHQ of that theater to see if I were acceptable there. Of course he was certain I would be but he had to have it in black and white. AFHQ has many things other than war correspondents to think about so 4 days elapsed before Us answer which was favorable--was flashed back to'Cairo. After that came the problem of arranging air transportation, which usually takes time and involves priorities. A scribe is always behind military and government officers in the air. Finally I was told to be at an airfield near Cairo. I was there ahead of time with the aid of Col. H. E. Pride of Ames. The plane on which I was to fo balked. It couldn't take off. Mechanics worked feverishly. Every hour other prospective passengers and I were told we'd depart in another hour. At 6 a. m. one Sunday morning we were regretfully informed that our «hii would not leave until 3 a. m. Monday. My hitch hiking instincts surged. I recalled that in the airport the evening- before I had met 2 army officers, who told me they were iri a group on a special mission in that sector which came a C-47. I found the brigadier general and colonel in first and second command and asked i f ' I could leave with them on'Sunday. They put it up to the pilot, a handsome young .captain, who said- 'okay promptly. We expected to be in. our home base the following afternoon but were delayed a day "by engine trouble at Athens, then another day by a terrific storm near Naples, Italy, in which the captain displayed remarkable skill at the controls. Inky black clouds, tornadic winds, Niagara falls downpour and sheets' of lightning make a rider of a tossing, plunging plane wonder why he left the ground, but the captain, steady as the proverbial clock and wearing a grim smile, made an air field and let the craft d6wn perfectly. I didn't get sick at my stomach possibly because I was a sailor in the last war--but I was scared. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Girl Donates 5 Pints of Blood to Soldiers Protlvin--Mi 1 , and Mrs. Louis Schmitt received a letter from their' niece, Bernice Schmitt daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schmitt of New Hampton who works for the F. B. I. in Washington, D. C., asking details of then- son Lester who was fatally wounded during a battle on Sai- pan July 3. Bernice plans on donating a pint of blood to the Red Cross in Lester's honor. Donors in Washington may give 5 pints yearly in honor of someone -in service and this will be Bernice's 5th pint. DISCUSS MEALS Iowa Falls--Pour demonstration meetings on one dish meals will be held in Hardin county this week, with Miss Mary Frances Kelly of Ida Grove, nutritionist, in charge of the demonstrations. Arrangements for the series of meetings have been made by the home project committee of the Farm Bureau. Stacyville Air Hero Looks for Visit Home Stacyville--Mrs. Eugene Bassler received word that her husband, Lt. Eugene Basslei'i had completed 54 combat missions, and was awaiting his order to come back to the U. S. He is a member of the 465th bombardment group of the 15th army air force in Italy which was recently awarded the presidential citation. His wife is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Meyerhbfer. MAKES 'WHO'S \VHO' Nashua--Miss Val Jeane Fairlie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Simmons, Janesville, formerly of Nashua, is among the students who will be listed in the 1944-45 issue of "Who's Who" Among Students in the American Universities and Colleges." The efficiency of electric light bulbs has been increased about sixfold since 1900. Nashua Twins Attend Yank Banquet in Italy Nashua--Mearle R. and Earl R. Crooks, tsvin sons of Mr. and Mrs. 'George Crooks, ·. have spent 10 months together in the states and 22 overseas. They were^ inducted into the army at Fort Des Moines in 1942. They were among the lowahs who attended the "Iowa Night" banquet for the American Enlisted Men's club held at Fog- ges, Italy. DIES AX ALGONA Algona---Funeral services were to be held Tuesday at the McCullough chapel at 2 p. m. for Charles \Vilson who died at the home of his daughter following, a long illness. The Hev. R. F. Kittrell was to be in charge of the service with burial in 'Riverview cemetery. More than 32,000 storage batteries have been rebuilt by array ordnance in a single month. \VLMU ·MM mod LOTION J"«l cmo wo THE ORIGINAL Tlffi Wind and Weather j| lotion Regular Size 50c The original Wind and Weather- Lotion. Helps guard tender skin against chapping, weathering by cold" and wind. Stock up now . . . you'll use it all season long. Dorthy Gray SPECIAL DRY-SKiN MIXTURE Large Size $] Extra Large Lusaous-rich night cream for flaky-dry skin. Dorothy Gray Special Dry-Skin Mixture helps soften away rough spots tiny lines due to dryness. Coaxes skin to look youthfully smoother and more pliant in spite of chapping .weather, drying indoors heat. --TOILETRIES, First Floor All prices subject to Federal Excise Tax YOUNKERS FEDERAL AND FIRST STREET S E MASON CITY DIES IN WISCONSIN LeRoy, Minn.--Leonard and Enoch Sorenson went to E a u Claire, Wis., Saturday, called by th« accidental death of their brother, Selmer Sorenson, 31, who was employed in a defense plant. He was born at LeRoy April 13, 1913. His wife survives. The body was to be brought to LeRoy for funeral Tuesday, with services at the Bethany Lutheran church. Scotland is planning a seaweed products industry. Let It Blow! Let It Snow! PLENTY OF WARM BLANKETS So You Can "Sleep for a Week!" - 1 - Rest Up From the Hectic Holidays! CHATHAM BLANKETS NASHUA BLANKETS "MARLEY" by Chatham is an ail-around blanket--four pounds of winter weight warmth. Of 50% woo! and 50% cotton in soft rose, green, blue or cedar with matching rayon satin' binding. Full bed size, 72x94, 'each . 7.95 "WOOLWICH" by Chatham, is a'l wool, cozy and soft. Solid green,' cedar, rose or blue, rayon satin bound to 72x84, each 10.95 "CROYDON" double blanket by Nashua, in sturdy, good wearing plaid, 25% wool and 75% cotton. Heavy weight for double Warmth. In rose, blue or cedar plaid. Full bed size, 72x84. Pair 5.98 "WELWYN" by Nashua is 100% virgin wool, that means extra fluffiness and warmth. 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