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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 10, 1944
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Your Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE What They Are Doing DUAL RATED OFFICER--Lt. Glade F. Sperry, son of Mrs. Merrill F. Avery, route 2, now E ranks officially as a dual officer, having recently completed - bombardier training at Kostrell, | X. Mex., where be is stationed. He is now classed as bombardier and navigator. Lt. Sperry's wife ft is with him at Koswell. --V-- HAS FURLOUGH--Sgt. Neil R. Garrison, Camp Ellis. 111., is home on a 10 day furlough visiting his wife and family at 907 Jefferson N. iy. Sgt. Harrison is with the motor transportation department of the army engineers at Camp Ellis. Sgt. Garrison was a truck operator here when he entered the service in May, 1943. (Lock Photo) ' / . y GETS PROMOTION -- Richard W. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kalph Clark, 10 18th S. E., was recently promoteJ to shipfitter 3/c, according to word received by his parents. Richard enlisted in the navy in Oct., 1942, and has been in the south Pacific since last June. --V-- SHIP COMMISSIONED--W J Wallace, 309 Madison If. W, received a letter from his brother, c. H. Wallace, now af, Vallejo, Cal., statin* that he and his daughter, Ruth, had attended the commissioning of their son, Robert T. Wallace's 2nd ship on Feb. 5 at Mare island, Cal. His first ship, the Laffey, was sunk by tbe Japs at Guadalcanal, · Nov.- 13, 1942, at which time he -was. wounded apd received the. .Purple Heart award. Robert, an electrician's mate 1/c, has been oh leave with his parents at Vallejo since Jan. 3. His father, «n electrician, has' been at the M a r e island navy yard as a sub-station operator for the past year. --v-- · . · · · · , ,., Waosoma --. William 'McKay, li'I navy, has completed his boot Is* training at. Farragut, Idaho, and came Thursday for 15 days'- furlough .with his father, Kieron McKay and family. VISITS HERE--Sgt. Eugene Garms, son of Mr. and Mrs Larry Garms, 225 14th N. W., spent 3 days at home last week from Scott field, 111., where he is stationed as a' meteorologist. Before entering the service in Nov.,- 1942, Sgt. Garms was employed at Jacob E. Decker and Sons. --V-- TO OFFICER'S SCHOOL--Lt. Mayuard S. Quinsland called his mother. Mrs. Roy A. Taylor, 856 1st N. w.. Monday night from Omaha and said that he was on his way to Camp Davis, N. Car., to attend motor officer's school for g weeks. After completing the course he will return to Marysville, CaJ. --Y---Grimm, Pearl Harbor Vet, Home From Action in Pacific Holds Purple Heart for - Pearl Harbor Wounds;' in 2 Major Engagements Howard L. Grimm, aviation ordnanceman 3/c, with the U. S. coast -guard, who was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in the Pearl Harbor attack, Dec. 7, 1941, and who has since then served in the southwest Pacific for 27. months, is home on a 30 day leave visiting his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Grimm, employe at the I. O. O. F. home here. Ordnanceman Grimm is staying at the Cerro Gordo hotel. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, Ordnanceman Grimm had just come off patrol duty on a Catalina bomber and was still "hanging around the plane when the'thing happened," he said A bullet pierced his shoulder and he received a leg wound in the attack. : - After 3 months in the Hawaiians, 2 of which-were spent in the hospital, he was sent to the southwest Pacific where he* was on duty until his present leave, "It's iust like a nightmare that I can't wake up from," said Grimm when asked how it seemed to be back from action. "Mason City doesn't seem like the same town at all--things are so quiet." He said that he had visited the Canteen here and thought that for an "inland canteen" it was the best he had seen. Grimm has participated in 2 major battles in the southwest Pacific and holds the Asiatic Pacific campaign ribbon in addition "to the Pearl Harbor ribbon and the Purple Heart award. He wears the wings of gunner and radioman. His job is handling and releasing Bombs and he has knowledge of fuses and anything pertaining to ordnance. Ordnanceman Grimm is a graduate ol the Mason City high school a n d before entering the service in Sept. 1841, was company clerk in a CCC camp at Bancroft. He first went to Port Townsend, Wash.,-where he was stationed for 4 weeks and then was sent to Treasure Island, Cal. A short time later he took the old U. S. S. Lexington to Pearl Harbor, getting there in Oct. 1941. Upon landing in the states recently, Grimm spent 3 weeks in San Francisco. He then reported to St. Louis, Mo., before coming to Mason City on his leave. He will return to St. Louis to await further orders. PAPER SALVAGE FOUND IN HOMES SAVES SHIPPING Tonnage in England Increases Monthly; Is Serious Business London--Salvaged paper found in homes and shops since G r e a t Britain went to war has saved enough shipping to transport 125,000 soldiers with all their equipment to distant fighting fronts. Salvage has become a grim and serious business in the 12,000,000 shipping-conscious households of England. The tonnage of salvaged paper goes up each month, and increased in 1943 by 110 per cent over 1942. Everything goes into salvage heaps--magazines, books, old documents, wallpaper, Christmas decorations, milk bottle tops, cancelled checfcs and receipts, window displays, old jigsaw puzzles, sheet music and hymnals, blue prints and bus tickets. An empty match folder thrown into the gutter can bring a line and very serious violations of the regulation against destruction of paper can send offenders to prison. Few prosecutions have been necessary, however, because, the people are so conscious of the part waste paper plays in military success. \ Salvage campaigns began in HOWARD L; GEDIM Aviation Ordnanceman 3/c --Photo by Free Whereabouts ·Pvt. George H. Coffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Coffin, Clear Lake, has arrived at the Greensboro, -N. Car., army air forces training center to take basic training as a pre-aviation cadet candidate. Pvt. Coffin entered the army on April IB, 1343. Raymond John Rosseman ana Harold Lloyd Rosgeman, sons of Mrs. Reka Stepleton. 315 24th S \V., left Wednesday for Des Moines to await transfer to a naval training center. Both have been accepted for service in the navy. Aviation Cadet Lloyd O. Madson, son of-Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Madson, has successfully completed his basic flying training at the Lemoore army air field, according to word received from the field. Cadet Madson will now take his final hurdle at an army air forces advanced flying training school before receiving his silver wings. Kenneth L«Roy Whitney, seaman 2/c. son of Mr. and Mrs Claude Whitney, 677 East State, while on leave in'Newport R I met Red Fahey and Charles" R. Yuhouse. who had come up from Tampa, Fla., and were waiting at Newport for a supply boat ' ,.. Cpl - » nd M »- *» » Troeser, Waco, Tex., have returned to that base after spending a 2 weeks' furlough visiting his parents, Mr and Mrs. Paul C. Troeger, 639 Connecticut S. E. Cpl. Troeger is link training instructor at Waco We. James F. Van Horn, Jr., was awarded the Good Conduct merit recently, according to word received by his mother. Mr= Rita Van Horn, 1820 South Federal. Rfc. Van Horn. is now stationed somewhere in India. ! C*«et X«cer E. APPOIXTED FUGHT OFFICER--Robert J. Gamble, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gamble. 407 2nd Jfc E., was graduated from Demins army air field. Deminsr. N. Mex., and appointed flight officer, according to word received from the bombardier school (here. --V-- RATING CHANGED --William H. Bryant, son of Mr.'and Mrs. W. H. Bryant. 613 Jefferson S. W., writes his parents that his ratins has been changed from fireman 1/c to motor machinist's mate 3/c. He wrote that he was beinp transferred from his base at New London, Conn., to Mare island, CaJ., and hoped that he wonld fret to see his brother, Cpl. Keith Bryant, in the airforce signal corps, now permanently placed at the base poslofflce at Fresno, Cal. lard, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Maillard, 2515 Jefferson S. W., was graduated from the 16th army air forces training detachment, Wickenburg, Ariz. "Feb. 8. according to word received from the flying school there. Cadet Maillard wili-now be sent to a basic flying' school., -to continue his training. --V-Clarion--S. Sgl. Bernard Bunn arrived Thursday from Camp Edwards,'Johnson, Fla.,, for a. .visit with his wife-and his mother, Mrs. Alice Bunn.. · England as soon as the U-boats put to sea at the beginning of the war, and ever since have performed the 4-fold purpose of releasing shipping, balking the enemy in his aim of shutting off vital war supplies, making up for the loss of supply sources, and of supplies of urgently needed materials to the armed forces. Paper goes into the making of bombs, shells, cartridges, mines, aircraft, medical supplies and even the runways for airfields. Until the war, England imported .annually, 2,000,000 tons of woodpulp, i and 1,250,000 tons of manufactured paper. With these supplies shut off, the island has got along with salvaged materials and economies All over the United Kingdom, local communities have organized permanent s a 1 v a e ef machinery, stewards operate in iach neighborhood, establishing! convenient depots and providing advice. Some communities have found their salvage work profitable as well as patriotic--Coalville, a (own of 21,000, was able to reduce its local tax rate by 3 pence in the pound through the sale of salvage. In 4 years, local authorities turned in 1,239,151 tons of usable salvaged paper. This was in addition to the waste paper normally amassed by business houses anil government departments. O n e banking housf produced 10,000 old ledgers, and the Church of England sent in 1,000 tons of old hymnals and sheet music. More than haif of all the paper produced in Britain comes from waste paper. Onder the system in use in British factories, each ton of waste.paper produces about 1,800 pounds of new paper or card board. Salvaged paper is itself salvaged again'and again. Munition manufacturers in Britain stimulated the campaign for salvaging waste paper by drawing up a schedule that showed: A poslcv makes 50 cartridge wads. A newspaper makes 3 cups for 25-pound shells. A magazine makes 2 interior components for mines. Six old books make a mortar- shell carrier. Sixty cigaret picks make a shell carrier. Twelve old letters make a box for rifle cartridges.- Four milk bottle tops make a cartridge cup plug. Two railway timetables make a container for a 6-pound shell. One breakfast food box makes a target for rifle practice. The regulation requiring the salvage of waste paper forbids the destruction of paper except where necessary to prevent the spread of disease, or to save property from immediate danger from fire. It outlaws the mixing of waste paper with garbage. Use" of scrap paper to start coal files is permitted, but authorities urge that greasy paper, unsuitable for salvage, be put to this use. Jesse James to Draw Bead on Axis Planes Harliugen, Tex., (U.PJi-Another James has gone" a-gunning, {his Thursday, Feb. 10, 1944 17 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE lime toting 5p-caliber aerial machine guns with Jap and German pJanes as his targets. He is 19 year old Jesse James of Clarksville, Tenn., a greal- great-grand son of the quick- drawing Frank James, brother- partner of the original Jesse James. Young James has been graduated from the Harlingen army air field aerial gunnery school and expects to be in combat soon. DISTRIBUTED BY Iowa State Bratf Creameries, be. IH BUIt STSUEELf 0 F TODMY- ^s« ir^i *r HIS HARDSHIPS ! BUY WAR BONDS *« n STAMPS PANTEY-PRIDE PEANUT BUTTER NOODLE SOUP MIX GRAPEFRUIT JUICE 29 3Ilnut«-Man or Lipton's 3 PKGS 25' Dromedary GIANTS^ CALUMET BAKING POWDER . Calif. Sun-Sweet (4 Points GIANT SANTA-CLARA Lb.) 30-40's LB ITALIAN PRUNES TM" PIGG1Y WIGGLY Carnation Milk 3 :25c All-Sweet OLEO -29c fure BUTTER Borden'sHENO r rprr I nCt PACKAGE RANCH HOUSE PANCAKE FLOUR WITH TOUR PURCHASE OF A 50 U. SACK OF OMABWBMBEBFIOUB A » u. SACK] LIBRY BABY FOODS Regular ^ Can . . . : . . . . / S P E C I A L ! RED TAG OREGON PRUNES 12 Points «« c UR6E- n ^ 21 PANAMA HALVES PEACHES 23' 30 Points LARGER. MEAT OF MANY USES-- SPAMORPREM 12-oz. Can . (5 Points Per Can) LIBBY FANCY MIXED VEGETABLES 16-oz. Jar (8 Points Per Jar) 2r«33c DEL MAIZ FANCY NIBLETS CORN ]2-6z. Can (8 Points Per Can) WINSLOW ALL-GREEN CUT ASPARAGUS 15:oz. Can (12 Points Per Can) COOL SPRINGS FANCY TOMATOES No. 2 Can (10 Points Per Can) LeGRANDE NO. 3 SIFTED PEAS No. 2 Can (10 Points Per Can) SCARLET KING GOLDEN CORN *No. 2 Can (10 Points Per Can) LIBBY FANCY TOMATO JUKE No. 2 Can (3 Points Per Can) VAN CAMP'S Only . . » ^ oz. 1 Points I / Jar N A V Y B E A N S (-1 I'nints) 2 Ik bag .-19c CHILI CON CARNE VN CAMP'S 1^ oz. O1C T E N D E R O N I VAX CAMP'S 6 oz. .. ^ Pkgs. »CC Pkgs. 9 £3 Q U A K E R O A T S QUICK OR REGULAR 3 H». Pkg... 22c K A R O S Y R U P LIGHT. PANCAKE FLOUR 3-Pound Package -RANCH HOUSE 27 C Si/2-!b. BaR-- PIUSBURYS 28 C CARROTS Fresh, ' Bunch. 8c ONIONS Green, « A _ Bunch... 1UC PEPPERS Green, Each.. 7ic BROCCOLI Fr « h ' 1 AM Bunch... IjC TOMATOES R«pe. 99m P o u n d . . . 33V SPUDS New I 2 Pounds A j STRAIGHT CARLOAD IDAHO RUSSET POTATOES GRADE "AA" 1 f Pound Open m ^c rOO Strictly U. S. No. 1 Mesh Bse Fresh Pineapple Each . 49c Sunkist Oranges £»·£.. 25c Grapefruit a?."..^* 1 \ 5*,25c GREEN PEAS or I LETTUCE BEANS, 7 r Bi 9 M. C. Pound OC I 60 Size . . RADISHES Freih, Bunch . . . LEAN, TENDER PORK STEAKS ib.2SC TENDER, MEATY PORK HOCKS 21C NEW PACK, BULK Extra Quality, Pound . . . . . . 8c LEAN, MEATY Spare Ribs We GRADE A BEEF ROASTS lb.26C Young Pig, Pound . . . . RIB OR LOIN END PORK ROASTS .b.25c BROKEN SLICED -- 1 Point Breakfast BACON. . TENDER QUALITY ROLLED RUMP ib.36c DECKER'S COARSE RING BOLOGNA i b .25c JUMBO DILL PICKLES... 3 for lOc GROUND BEEF. FRESH DRESSED CHICKENS

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