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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 3, 1945
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si*^JZ^*^^-*f*^xt^*^^^^^2^ e ^$^^' WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1645 LEMKE NOTED LONE FIGHTER Goes Out at Night, Shoots Down Nazis By FRANK MILES (Iowa Daily Press War Correspondent) ,TS2 l A h the 51h Atm y *" I (IDPA)--Pvt. Edwin Lemke, a slender, soft speaking, 25 year old Webster City farm youth, is .the "Sergeant York" of the 5th army The Stars and Stripes has carried a story o his exploits in the 34th division with his picture under a 3-column, 2 - d e c k head. Lemke has been a w a r d e d t h e disting u i s h e c service cross for rescuing a trapped squad by v cravyling through a drainage ditch, wiping out a 5-man paftol and af tv S Americ an comrades to Buddies fell amazing tales of IfKUce's valor and skill as a soldier, especially on lone sallies but he^is mum like a clam. . "e'll talk about hunting track in Iowa, how he had always wanted to fly, or why he prefers a carbine to the M-l, but about his one- SSSt ^ i nto the enemy ^nes a S^t--the buy just ain't sayin', tKt. Bob Fleicher wrote in stars and Stapes. Not even GIs in his company know for sure how many Germans Lemke has killed. All they know is that 2 or 3 times a week ln» Ce +^, e ^ nzio be a=hhead, Lemke spent the day sizing up the sector in^frpnt of his company. He studied the roads and .trails through Jus glasses, likely German dugout sites and troop concentrations plus MILES the best routes of approach. Then after dark, he took his favorit weapons, the German Luge, anc GI carbine, all the ammunition h could carry, and disappered. It's OK with his CCt-Lemke has been given a free band. Then the next morning-, it's Tgot 3 in a dugout or 4 in that house down tite road,' and no more. "Lemke is a legend in his company. Most doughboys, no matter how courageous, have their belly, full of fighting just doing wha they are supposed to do. A guj who goes out by himself to hun Germans when the rest of the men are'sleeping or taking a break in their foxholes, is a guy not easy to understand. "At first, when Lemke wouldn' talk about what he did on these lone expeditions except mention the fact that he killed 3 there or 6 here, the guys figured that maybe they had a screwball on their hands. . "But when the company advanced and the men saw German bodies in the exact places described to them, they were sold." Lemke came overseas with his outfit in February of 1942 He owned his first gun at 12 and hunted birds with a 22. rifle, figuring that a shotgun or dog woulc take the sport out of stalking. The cunning and patience he acquired then are the traits which enable him to cut enemy communication lines, then hide in the bushes until someone comes alone to fix the break but now it's a Luger instead of a .22 and nazi soldiers instead of Iowa wildlife Fleischer adds. ' Some of his friends say his love or hunting: impels him to fight the Germans as he does/ others that he broods over German atrocities, according to the article: "But to the casual visitor, Lem- ·ces 'naming' anything is very unlikely. He is friendly enough, with a quick, fleeting grin and cold blue eyes which don't focus on Tnytning for more than a moment. He will answer any questions except those pertaining to his fight- ag. He says he doesn't remember much about his individual experiences and to the question, 'How nany Krauts have you killed? 1 ie'11 just laugh and shake his head." Lemke's greatest single exploit, his comrades say, was breaking up an_enemy tank attack before it materialized near Cecina. He hid lumstelf on the edge of the town ;potted a concentration of Tiger anks anc i killed so many tankmen With his rifle survivors fled A f . powerfully built, dynamic ung captain, whose blue eyes lash and square jaws click when he speaks o£ battle and who led a company mostly of l o w a n s nrough many campaigns confided o me that he wept whenever one cS 15 oys was killed or wounded. I cry and curse the fates thai made war when I am alone after I ee my lads go down," he said Sometimes I think that all we night get out of victory wouldn't IB worth one of the precious lives Ive seen blacked.,out, but I .push on because I am determined to do Acid Indigestion SS 4-H'ERS TO HOLD ANNUAL PARTY Event to Be Saturday for Members, Parents Charles City--All boys and gir 4-H club members, leaders an parents, have been invited to a tend the annual Floyd county 4- party to be held at the manu; arts building in Charles City Sa urday at 8 p. m. The club membe attending will be divided int groups for a series of folk game and relays. A new feature of the party thi year will be a lunch stand operate throughout the evening by Rhod Huxsol and Don Holmes and othe members. Hot dogs, Dixie cup and pop will be sold at 5c. Miss Winifred Martin, extensio specialist in recreation, will direc the folk games and the musi There will be no charge made a the door. This will be a splendi opportunity for club members 1 become better acquainted and 1 have an evening of fun. Paren are urged to co-operate in' pro viding transportation. FIRElESTROYS RURAL CHURCH Structure Near State Center Burns Down Marshalitown, (if) -- St. John Lutheran church which with it contents was valued at $40,008, miles north of State Center, wa destroyed by fire Monday night ^ Firemen from State Center am Uemons battled for more than ai lour in sub zero temperatures t confine the blaze to the structur itself. Other buildings on th church grounds were saved The church was built in 187 and since that time had undergon ?xtensive remodeling to bring i to its present valuation. Insuianc of $20,000 was carried and thi structure will be rebuilt, official of the congregation said. The congregation numbers mon ·nan 5,000 persons. SUFFERS HAND INJURY Charles City--Mr. and Mrs. H D. Hamm were notified Saturday morning that their son, Pvt. Donald L. Hamm, was wounded in iction in France, Dec. 15. A let- er from Donald, written Dec. 16 y a Red Cross worker, stated tha t was a hand inury and as ye ney did not know how serious i vas. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE my duty or die trying." The captain's men say he i 'our fightin'est soldier." ' · Carner--Sgt. and Mrs. Don Frein arrived recently from Camp t-laiborne, La., to spend the holi days with Mr. and Mrs. Jess Wil on and Mrs. Frein's parents, Mr nd Mrs. Frank Rayhons, They Jso visited the parental Joe Frein lome in Osage. They will return o Camp Claiborne Thursday. BETTER BE SAFE THAN SORBT ·\\tBTfliometer Says Safe Positive Protection GALLON In Your Container FOR CAR TRUCK OR TRACTOR Special rust inhibitor prevents rust and corrosion. Special "Chern Seal" retards the loss or anti-freeze due to evaporation. Positively will not injure motor parts, radiator or radiator and heater hoses. No poisonous fumes. Bring your own container--tin has gone to war. 1 Gallon in Gloss Container, $J,39 INSTALLED IN YOUR RADIATOR 35c QUART S E A R S , ROEBUCK AND CO, 23 E. State Phone 803 P IVMS-KUONG TO ONE. OP 1 S6A * "^ " ~"l ifc-«"*'M^* «¥^» ncaWUI JC/^ ' CaHS.,OE C? TWEOWS SW/S V£ MlfirtT CfflCH ONE F V£ HAD TWE K6HT BMT MHWmtMft Charles City Globe-Gazette MILK INSPECTOR BEGINS DUTIES Charles City--E. M. Kennedj arrived in Charles City Tuesday t iake over his duties as milk sani tarian and will have his offices ir the city hall. He was accompaniei hy James R. Jennings of the stat department of health who will help to get him started in his nev work. Through action of the city coun :il sometime ago it was decidec :o retain a milk inspector in Charles City who will inspect milk plants in the city and herds o milk cattle supplying milk t' Charles City. He will also act fo Mew Hampton and Nashua, whi have come into the program. Mr. Kennedy, a native of Ames has been employed for the pas several years as a chemist in the Rath Packing plant at Waterloo. Former Iowa Girl Weds in Colorado Charles' City--In a lovely wed ding at the home of her parents Miss Mary K. Malmsten, dauffhtej of Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Malmsten o Boulder, Colo., became the hride of Dr. Benjamin Kettle of Little- on, Colo.. Saturday, Dec 26 at 3 clock. The Rev. Rufus C. Baker ? stc T of the Pir£ t Methodis church of Boulder, performed the ingle ring ceremony. The bride vas given in marriage by her ather. Her maid of honor was TOss Marybelle Kettle, sister of he bridegroom. Train bearer was Mary Ann Hatch. J. Sidney Allen of Idaho Falls., Ida., a fraternity Jrother of the bridegroom, was best man. The bride is a popular Boulder girl well known because of her bihty as a horsewoman and her leautiful voice and musical talent he was Pow Wow queen last ear. After graduating from Bouler high school she studied veter- nary medicine at Fort Collins, t-oio., before leaving school to make preparations for her mar- nage. She and her parents form- rly resided in Charles City, where ler father was for many years, the opular manager of the J. C Peney company store. Dr. Kettle is the son of Mr. and ffirs. W. Charles Kettle of Little- on, receiving his degree as doctor v ^" nar y medicine in Decem- i' 1944 ^ at Colorado Agricultural ? g f- He is a graduate of the Uttleton Wgh school and was resident of his fraternity, Sigma Ch!, at college. They had a short T^oon n the mountains and t Christmas Eve in BouWer -«i 6 ^ parents . a nd then went q Littleton where they were with nis parents on Christmas day Following their parental visits :ey went at once to their home, i?« , Isabel ranch, at West liff, where Dr. Kettle wiU prac- Charles City Briefs Charles City JT Cpl. Richard loeser, who is stationed in the -fawauan islands with the head- uarters battery of the anti-air- raft command, has been promoted o sergeant. He is the son of Mr nd Mrs. Harold Bloeser Pvt. Walter Becker, 24, of 500 street, Charles City, arrived at amp Wolters, Tex., an infantry eplacement training center, to egm his basic training as jn- ·mtryman. He has been assigned a battalion stressing rifle train- Cpl. Lester jr. Beaver arrived Jn harles City Friday to spend a 0-day furlough with his parents Ir. and Mrs. Royal Beaver, 507' orth Illinois street. Cpl. Beaver as been stationed in the Aleutians or the past 20 months, this being is first furlough. He will report n J,°rt Riley, Kans., for duty. The K. C. club rooms were the ene of festive activity New ear's eve, when Jack Howard's rcnestra played to a capacity rowd amid a settine of rnictlatoe and holiday decorations. Card preceded the dancing and lunch was served. Mrs. Francis Oldham reports re ceivmg the purple heart for Jame Murray Oldham, and word from the bureau of medicine and sur gery- states he was buried with honors, in a military cemetery on one of the islands in the centra Pacific. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schneid - of Davenport, · formerly o Charles City, are the parents o - son, born, on New Year's day us is the second son in the Schneider family. The grandparents are Mrs. Lou Schneider o Charles City, and Mr. and Mrs Frank Gauley, of Sheffield. The Lutheran Ladies Aid wil hold its first meeting of the year 2945, Thursday at the usual time and place. The newly elected of- fif;rs for 1945 will be installed a tms time: Mrs. · John . Manning president; Mrs. August Reckner vice president; Mrs. Stanley King secretary, and Mrs. Bert Snyder treasurer; Mrs. Herman Begeman flower treasurer. Those on the serving committee are Mrs. C. H Hoeft, Mrs. Bert Snyder, Mrs Mary Marshall, Mrs. Frank Howe Mrs. August Heckner and Mrs Arthur Sheets. " " A special meeting of Bethsaida Shrine No. 33, White Shrine o Jerusalem, was held-Dec. 29 when 7 were initiated at the ceremonial Refreshments were served a tables placed to form a large white cross centered with a Christmas tree. The committee in charge were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whippie, Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Cavett, Emma Aspley, Anna Turner anc Caroline Wood. Veterans of Foreign Wars regular meeting was to be held Wednesday evening in the city hall. It was to be guest night at the Brotherhood meeting of the Firs Methodist church Wednesday beginning at 8 p. m. Men of the Central church, St. Charles church and the Floyd church were to be luests. The P. T. A. council was to meet Wednesday evening at 7:45 in the council room of the high school Refreshments were to be served at the close of the meeting The Century club of the Congregational church was to meet Wednesday evening at 6:30 for ; pot-luck supper. Members were asked to bring a hot dish, sand- wicnes and their own table serv ce. The Rev. and Mrs. Roy Weigel and family returned to their home Sunday at P.eoria, 111., after spend ng a few days with Mrs. Weigel' nother and sister, Mrs. J. I Schrader and Mrs. Eddie Owen Lt. Loren Hintz has arrived overseas and is stationed in Italy. He s a fighter pilot. Before becoming a member of the AAF, he had served a year in Hawaii. Charles City Temple No. 84 will meet in regular session Thursday evening in the K. P. hall. During he meeting there will be ballot- ng A picnic supper for members and their husbands will be served at 6:30 p. m. The Charles City schools re- jpened Wednesday morning. The classes resumed in the Junior-Senor high school at 8:30 and the grade buildings, at 9:15 a. m. Joan Woodworth of South Bend, nd., has been a holiday guest of r ean Shoemaker the past 2 weeks She left for South Bend Tuesday evening. L. NEW LOCATION Horace Seymour Beemer 102 FOKESTEBS BLDO. Extraction Specialist DENTAL X-RAY DENTIST 'MACTICE LIMITED TO" J»LATE WORK IB FIRST ST CEDAR RAPIDS SOUTH EAST OESMHINES MASON CITY SIOUX CITY F A C T O R Y . M E T H O D RECAPPING G u a r a n t e e d 2 Prompt S e r v i c e O Pomous Fi'estone Gear-Grip ** T r e a d on Any M o k e T i r r F a c t o r y Methods Used Exclusively Greater Sofcty. long? Mileage oo 6JXH6 Oftw San FroportioMMy Law NO RATION CERTIFICATE REQUIRED Wf LOAN YOU rim WHILE m RECAP YOURS 1. Original Inspection Actual experience las. dictated OUT inspection standards. They are designed'to select only thoso tires tiat jnsttfy additional labour and material. 3* Repairing ·Bayou r e p a i r patches, together witfc special repair Methods, comblns to produce tha alghosi quality repair wort for brokoa or weak, araao. S. Coring F i r e s t o n e ' s treadig cores ara governed by strict specifications d e v e l o p e d ly Firestone laboratories and con- t r o l l e d -with precision eqaip- ment. 2. Buffing Firestone's . Balanea ~bat{iug equipment usvxe* finished treaded tires which conform to the higbw* balance meats. 4. CanwHxKlc Firestone Qrad* A q u a l i t y ORS C a m o l b a c f c componnSed Trttt Firestone's exclusive Ingredient, "Mutac," givet prewar mileage to passenger tim. " Only tho»» tlrw which conform to rirastone'g high standards of quality aw permitted to pass toe strict ' S A M E H I G H Q U A L I T Y M E T H O D S F O R T R U C K A N D T R A C T O R T I R E S £***·* 4«K*»*F*v s TO 2nd AND SO. FEDERAL AVE. PHONE 766

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