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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1945 PILOT PRAISED FOR BURMA DUTY v North Iowa Sergeant Has Oak Leaf Cluster ' Headquarters 10th Air Force in Burma--T/Sgt. Eugene T. Goeders, 21, son.of Mr. and Mrs! Thomas Goeders of Emmetsburg, Iowa, has been awarded the- oak leaf · cluster to the air medal ?'for meritorious achievement' in aerial flight,' 1 Maj. Gen. Howard C. Davidson, commanding general,' 10th Air Force, EAC, announced. A liaison-Diane' pilot for a squadron of the 10th USAAF that operates against the Japs over Burma, the sergeant-pilot has amassed a total of 350 combat hours, flying missions of all types: Artillery adjustments, reconnaissance, food, medical, ammunition and leaflet dropping; courier, search, photo and .messenger. , Landing on sand bars, rough roads and rice paddies, where larger aircraft couldn't possibly get in, he has evacuated wounded men from the Burma battlefields. Nearly all pf.Sgt. Goeders' missions have been accomplished in .all .types pf weither including heavy rain "storms/-, heavy fog and extremely low : ceiling.. . During the Myitkyina campaign, while on a mission behind Jap lines,.Goeders encountered heavy ack-ack fire which: resulted in se-' vere damage to his ;"flying jeep, 1 ' but he successfully carried out his mission and returned to .his home base. 1 . " ', '·'..· ··. . He is a graduate of Cylinder, Iowa, high school and was a student .at Emmetsburg junior college before entering the armed forces 3 years ago. T/Sgt. Goeders, who also holds the distinguished flying cross, has been stationed in the India-Burma theater .for the past 8 months. A; WEDEKING DIES Clarksville -- Funeral services were held Tuesday for August Lewis Wedeking, 75, at the Evangelical Reformed church, with burial in, Lynwood cemetery. He .lived on a farm east of town until 11 years ago when he and his wife retired and moved to Clarksville. He leaves his wife and G children, Ruloff, Mrs. George Ferricks, Mrs. Henry Ferricks, Mrs. Clayton El- .liott, all of Clarksville, Lucille at home and Sgt. Elmer Wedeking in France. . Goodell---Mrs. Laton A very is spending .this week with her sister, Mrs. Milsap, at Williams. Relief At Last For Your Cough jjnnladen phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender inflamed bronchial mucous men?- oranes. Tell your druggist to sen you i Sjtople?* Creomulslon with the un- CREOMULSION for Courts, Chest CoMs, Bronchitis ^^ VISITS HOME _ T. Set. Neil Fullerton, veteran flyer of the 8th air force, Is enjoying a furlough with bis parents, Air. and Mrs. Harold Fullerton, of Rockford. He is with the oldest Liberator group in the European theater, wears the air medal ·\\iih 3 oak leaf clusters, the distinguished unit ribbon, a group citation from the war department for action on Ploesti, Rumania,' and the European theater ribbon. His unit was recently; cited by the division commander for the completion of over *200 combat missions over. .Germany and occupied Europe. ; LIFELONG IOWA RESIDENT DIES Funeral to Be Friday for Mrs. Anton Strom Joice--Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p. m. at the home and at 2 p. m. at the Bristol Lutheran church for Mrs. Anton Strom, 65, who died Sunday evening at a hospital' in Rochester, Minn.'The Rev. Christian Notsund will officiate. Mrs. Strom was born June 16, 1879, in Allamakee county, Iowa, daughter of Daniel and Ingeborg Lien. The family moved to Worth county when she was 7 years old. She was married to Anton Strom Dec. 23, 1S03 and spent the rest of her life on a-farm near there. She was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by their 3 daughters, Mrs. Clifford Adaire, of Klemme; Mrs. Herman Terbeck of Nora Springs and Mr= Arnold Ofstadal on the home farm; also 2 brothers, Martin and Albert Lien of Gunyick, ..Minn., and one sister, Mrs. Even Haken of Lake Mills. HIRES ENGINEER Garner--Hancock county supervisors T u e s d a y re-appointed Charles F. · Merten. county engineer. William Henschen was re- a p p o i n t e d instrumentman and Phillip Johnson, chief rodman. Goodell -- Mrs. P a u l Voetman and Gary of Tripoli,;returned to their home Sunday ' following a visit in the parental: -Theodore Kemp home. . CONTROLLED HEMLINES No rehemming needed. Jujf inip your way fo slip perfec- Hon wuh your scissors. Dressmaker tailoring and snug *'PP«r side make this the finest custom fining jfip you ever wore. Can't ride up or twist. IN C R I S P Gelanete C L A I R A N E S E R A Y O N T A F F E T A PEAK REACHED IN TAX COLLECTION Total State Business · Passes Billion Dollars Des Moiiies, (IP) --.'Iowa·.·retail business establishments did Sl;138,379,012 worth of-business in 1944, and thereby set a hew record of $22,767,580.24 iri retail sAes tax collections for the year, records ot the state tax commission showed Wednesday. Collections by the' commission also set a record for the final quarter of the year, at $S,086,255.62. It was the first time since the 2 per cent retail sales tax was levied on April 1, 1934, that'col- lections for a quarter amounted to as much' as $6,000,000. The record 1944 collections' beat the previous record set in 1943 by $2,422,286.48. The year 1943 was the first year that - sales topped the 51,000,000,000 ihark. Sales in 1944 were $121,114:324 greater than-in 1943, j The previous quarterly collection record was the 55,854,769.50 collected in the first quarter of 1944. Tfie revenue represented sales : in the Christmas quarter of 1943, since collections are made by the commission in the quarter following the quarter in which the sales were made. - - ;·" M. L.' Abrahamson, commission cashier, predicted that collections in the first quarter of 1945, from sales in the Christmas' quarter of 1944, would set another quarterly record, and probably reach S7 000,000 for the first time. These records were set, for the most part, in the .face of the lowest number of retail establishments in the state in history. The low point iri the number of establishments was 53,507 in the 3rd quarter of 1944. In the last quarter of last year the number had increased to 55,590. Abrahamson attributed the record collections last year to the facts that more civilian goods were available, and at generally higher prices. There also was widespread employment .at good wages, and "people had the money and spent it," he explained ECKELTTOHEAD HANCOCK BOARD Supervisors Given Pay Boosts of $15 a Month ·Garter--Perm" Eckels-of Gritt was elected "chairman of the Hancock county board of supervisors at the organization meeting Tuesday. He succeeds Frank J. Schoun who held the position for 3 years. The personnel of the board consists of Penn Eckels, Frank , J. Schoun and John Chambers.- The. supervisors approved the re-appointment of all deputies in the courthouse and increased salaries averaging $15 per month. County highway employes were also granted a 5 cent an hour increase in wages. Clarence H. Paulson of Britt was re-hired as county shop foreman and H. H. Mullin of Britt was reappointed county relief director Frank J. Schoun, Penn Eckels and Mrs. Paul EUing were re^appointed as the . Hancock county board of social welfare. The board was to hold an organization meeting at the courthouse Wednesday afternoon when officers will be elected for the year. E. Marian Paulson is superintendent of welfare in the county and Maxine Scho.un is office assistant. Scan-ille--Mrs. Martha Thront- veit receivel a letter from-her son, S. Sgt. Carl Throntveit, informing her that he had been promoted to 2nd lieutenant in combat area and that he had also received the silver star. . ' · Rock Falls--Pvt; Clare Hoblit of the army has returned to his post of embarkation, after visiting at the home of. his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoblit. . . Ai, r««^^ *-"""£**** *··" An* Fo1tj» Arc Offw Symptom* Of Cmstfeottonl i For constipation take Nature's Kemedy (NR Tablets). Contains no chc nucals, no mi nerds, no phenol de- nvaUres. NR Tablets are different --act different Pwrefy vegaabk-- a combination of 10 vegetable ingredients formulated over 50 years ago. li ncoated or candy coated, their ' action 13 dependable, thorough, yet gentlp. Get a 2S# Convinrer Box. Oaution: Take only as directed. ·N* TO-NIGHT, TOMORROW AUMCKT AU-YEGETABIE UXATIV! HERE and THERE 'ONE WORD SUGGESTION FOR ACID INDIGESTION"TUMS"^ Kanawha--Mrs. Marcene McCormick of Chicago visited several days in the home o£ her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Lien. Kanawha--Mrs. R. Hos'terman of Scotland, S. Dak., is visitirig-iri the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.-.J, F. Johns'.. Mrs. Hosterman received word that her, husband had arrived in the states 1 after serving overseas for 18 months. He has been in New Guinea.' Ionia--Miss Dora " Kruger iwas admitted to a New Hampton hospital for medical treatment. · Rudd -- Scoutmaster Robert Hoover, th'e Rev. E. E. Clements, Warren Frevert and Ed Folkerts attended the annual meeting of the Floyd district Boy Scout leaders in Charles City Thursday evening. - . - - · . · - . - Mclntire--Lt. Roger J. Rasmussen came home Saturday from 27 months' service in the Aleutians to spend a furlough with his wife and son. He will also visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rasmusseh, and other relatives at Cedar Falls. Ackley--Miss Elizabeth Mershon registered nurse, a graduate of St. Luke s hospital school of nursing, Cedac Hapids, came home to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mershom During the past '2% months he has Been employed at Baton's hospital at Cedar' Falls. Manly.-- Mrs. Emma Mitchell entertained guests at a noon-day dinner Sunday at her home'in Manly. Mrs. Mitchell recently returned from Davenport,' where she visited in the home of a daughter. Hanlontown--R.. M. Hall returned to his home-Sunday from the Mercy hospital in Mason City where he recently underwent a major operation. Clarion--Mrs. E. R. Allen and son Tommy and her mother, Mrs. Lila Wakefield will return this week from San Francisco, Cal., where they 'visited -'E. R. Allen, seaman 1/c, and Don C. Parr. Seaman Allen left for overseas Dec. 28. Goodell---Mr. and Mrs. Verner Christie and Joan returned home Monday'from a 2 weeks' vacation iri North Dakota. Bode--Mr. and Mrs. Percy Holland are making an extended visit in Kansas with their son, Pvt. David Holland who has just returned from the Aleutians. Chester--Miss Winnifred Cray, 'who teaches in Ridgeway, is spending her : holiday vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Win Cray. ' . Alexander--Cpl. and Mrs. Louis Wolfe . of Camp Gruber, Okla., were recent visitors at the Clarence Smith hoVne. · Manly -- Mr. and Mrs. Roger ·Evans of Manly,-are the-parents ot "a daughter bom Monday at Mercy hospital. Scarville--Mrs. Herman Clau- sort and Ramona' of 1 Colton, S Dak., and Mrs. B. J. Hein of Sioux Falls, S. Dak., are visiting at the Mrs. Gertie Peterson home. Hanlontown--Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lond and daughters of Ringsted and Mr. and Mrs. Amil Bleckwenn of Fenton visited at the home of Supt. and Mrs. John Micklicfc Goodell _ Dorothy Carpenter visited over New Years in Mason City with her friend. Vivian Carpenter. Rockwell--Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kelly of Mason City spent Monday with relatives here. Goodell -- Ethel Thompson 'of Hallock, Minn., is visiting her sister, Mrs..Arthur Ruka. · Bode--Four Bode soldiers report to Fort Snelling, Minn Thursday: Wayne Olson, De Lane Pooch, Merle Halsrtid and Donald Aure. Alexander--Mrs. Willie Pals received word her husband, Cpl. Willie Pals, has been moved to England. He has spent 13 months m northern Ireland. Sheffield--Mrs. Max Bokmeyer. Milwaukee, came Sunday for a visit at the C. F. Boymeyer home. Hanlontown--Marjorie Rosenau returned to the home of her aunt arid uncle. Mr. and Mrs. W. J Loveless Monday after spending a week visiting relatives at Meridan and Owatonna, Minn. ' , Ventura -- Mr. and Mrs. Ted Julsen and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ostrom of Duluth, Minn.,"anJ Mrs. Billy Dix of Kentucky spent several days recently at the Ed Olson home. Waucoma--Miss Ruth Flynn, in Red Cross disaster service, St. Louis, Mo., is visiting her sisters! Mrs. Katherihe Rathcamp and Mrs. Harry Marron. · tyle, Minn. .-- Mrs. Theodore Johnson and 2 children plan to leave Thursday for a month's visit with relatives in "Washington, AcMey--Mrs. Bruce Schweizer and 2 children, Sidney Ann and Jimmy, left for Sand Point, Idaho, where they will make their home several months while Seaman 2/c Bruce J. Sch \veizer is in attendance at an electrician school at Farragut. Idaho.' Scarville--Mr. and Alrj. George Wuerflein and Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wuerflein were guests at the Luverne Anderson home in Conger. Hanlonown--Mr. and Mrs. Bert Myhre. Beverly and Mary of Dexter, Minn., are visiting at the home of, Air. and Mrs. R. M. Hall Scarville--Mr. and Mrs. Byford Severson of Wells. Minn., were recent guests of Mrs. Gertie Severson. PopeJoy -- Donald AHizer, who is employed by the North American Aviation company at Dallas Texas, is spending this week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Altizer. Ranlontown -- Lila Shiemo of Columbus. Nebr.. recently visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Docbel. Iowa Falls--Pvt. Lloyd Berger is spending a furlough, with his parents,-Mr. and :Mrs. .Henry Berger. He is'a graduate of the Iowa Falls high" school in the class of 1944, and completed basic training at Camp Blanding r Fla. Wesley--Gerald' Sludeiv V-12 student in Kentucky, spirit his vacation here'with his parents, the Alf Studersi and'' left Thursday morning for.his return io base. Thornton--John GUIS is making a satisfactory recovery at the North Iowa general hospital in Mason City, following surgical treatment. Kensett--Mrs. Caleb Stock returned to her.home in Kensett after an extended visit in the home of her aged mother at Moorhead, Minn.. ' Manly--Miss Marjorie Holt returned to her work at Cedar Rapids after spending her vacation with _ her parents, Mr. and Mrs John Holt. . . Kanawha--Miss Theo Knoll, R. N., returned to Madison, Wis., after spending several days in the home o fher parents, Mr. and Mrs Walter Knoll. Chester--- Miss Margery Hall, who,is employed in the office at the Mayo clinic in Rochester spent the holiday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sadie Hall. "·' .Bayfieia--Pfc. Joseph Free son of Mr. and Mrs. V. L; Free, arrived home for a 21-day leave. He has been in service-more than 3 years, the past 18 months serving in the Aleutian island area. He has been transferred 'to Camp Swift, Texas. Sheffield--Mrs. Edward Sloc'um left Tuesday for Sari Diego, Cal. where she will spend a few days visiting her husband, Seaman 2/c Edward Slocum. Iowa Falls--Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rankin of Dows are the parents of a son born Jan. 1 at Ellsworth Municipal hospital in Iowa Falls. Carpenter--Mr. and Mrs. Fred Logerman celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Sunday. Chapin _ Mr. and Mrs. Clyde CoHins,'Mr. and Mrs. Harry Collins and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Collins and son and Mr.' and Mrs. Howard Philpot and family spent New Year's day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Collins YANKUKEyiT IN PHILIPPINES Hanlontown Sqldier Says People Friendly Hanlontown--Pfc. Ernest Erickson writes that he is now "in the Philippine Islands. He is a member of the military police. He writes: "I like it better here in the Philippines than any place I've been so far. The people are more civilized, some of the women are very nice looking and q u i t e well dressed. The people are all very friendly and come into the area often. They wash our clothes and charge a peso (about 50 cents) for 2 uniforms. The people are dark like a deep sun tan. . · · I surely would like to be in Iowa wading in the snow, hunting. This land of tropical sunshine is all right but I prefer good old Iowa." RURAL MAIL MAN KILLED IN AUTO Body m Wrecked Car Found East of Lawler __Xew Hampton--Frank Griffith, 55, Lawler rural mail carrier, was found dead in his wrecked car about 4 miles east of Lawler on highway 24, in Winneshiek county Tuesday about 11 a. m. Grififth's car had c r a s h e d through a guard rail and gone down a 25-foot embankment. His body was found by a motorist from Decorah en route to Waterloo'. The Winneshiek county sheriff's office was notified. The body was brought to the Larkin-Knutson funeral home here. His wife had substituted for him on his mail route Tuesday. Besides his wife, 2 children survive. PIONEER OSAGE MERCHANT DIES Harry Goplerud, 80, Once Gity Postmaster ..Osaee--Funeral services will be held .-Thursday'at. 2 p. in. at the Osage Lutheran" church for Harry Goplerud, .80, ,who died : Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sam Savre, with whom he had made his home for the past 10 years. In charge of the service will be the Rev. T, P. Solem, with burial in the Osage cemetery. Harry Goplerud was born April 3, 1864, at. Hedalen, Norway. At the age of 3, he came to Wisconsin with his parents, and the following year came to the Rock Creek community where he' lived until 17 years of age. Then he engaged in business iri Osage, finally forming a partnership with his brother, John, in the Goplerud department store for 35 years. He was postmaster in Osage for 10 years. He married Dena Groth fn 1890. She preceded him in death. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Sam Savre, 1 son, Clifford, both of Osage; 3 sisters, Mrs. A. P. Fjelde of Osage; Mrs. E. Z. Larson, Minneapolis, and Guri Fjelde of Parkland, Wash. ARMY'S'MEDICS' HAVE TOUGH JOB They Go With Infantry in Dutch East Indies Netherlands East Indies--They go where the infantry goes--but unarmed. If you ask the infantry, it's the "medics" who have the toughest job in the army. North lowans who have just completed one year of duty overseas with a medical collecting company which aids and evacuates casualties, includes Pvt Russell D. Morehouse, 25, ambulance driver, Sheffield, and Pvt. Willard L. Simpson, 33, litter bearer, New Hampton, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Simpson, Sac City. All are veterans of the Hollandia operation which cut off the entire Japanese 18th army and again advanced Gen. Douglas MacArthur's forces several hundred miles nearer Tokyo. { Retired Farmer Dies; Funeral Held Tuesday Woden--Funeral services for Ed Miller, retired farmer, were held Tuesday at the Christian Reformed church, southwest of Woden. Mr. Miller died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Schutjer Friday, morning. Although he had been in failing health the past few .years he did not become seriously ill until last Thursday evening. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. George Schutjer, near Woden, with whom he. made his home, and a son, Boyd. also of the Woden vicinity. His wife died in August, 1940. Burial was made .in Bingham township cemetery. Meetings Of North Iowa Organizations IOWA FALLS-The Aid society pf the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran church will meet with Mrs. EU 3 Bryan Thursday afternoon. DARNER--Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Paulson wereio be host and hostess to the M. and T. Bridge club at their home here Wednesday evening. · ,, GOODELL-i Missionary society will meet Friday at 2 p. m. in the Sandberg home. GARNER--The Ell township 4-H boys and girls will meet at 2 p m. Thursday at the Scotty Reivi- 1m home JOICE--The Charity club will meet Friday at the Be t h a n y church parlors. GARNER --The Garfield township 4-H club will meet at the i rank Rayhons home Thursday at 8 p. m. ' . JOICE--The Beaver Creek Mission circle will meet Thursday at the Edwin Petersburg home. HANLONTOWN--The annual meeting of the Hanlontown Lutheran churcfi will be held Thursday at 1 p. m. ROCK FALLS --Mrs. H a r r y Thomas will entertain the W. S. C. S. at her home Thursday afternoon. SWALEDALE--The Mission Aid of the Baptist church will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. G. A. Eddy. Rites to Be Thursday for Bristow Resident Bristonr--Martha Moots, who died on Jan. 1, at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Wallace, at St. James, Minn., will be buried in the.Bristow cemetery Thursday^ - Short funeral "services will be held at the home of Mr.-and Mrs. M. F. Boylan at 2 p. m. Thursday The deceased suffered for 2 years with a broken hip. She was about 70 years old. All but 222,206 of Algeria's 851,350 square miles are desert RESINOL. PIONEER MARKS 104TH BIRTHDAY Had Plane Ride a l l 00-, : Father Was Physician CUrksvJUe--Mrs. Annette Eastman celebrated her 104th birthday anniversary Dec. 30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Pitcher where she has lived since Feb. 7, 1944; The Girl Scouts with/their leader, Mrs. Thema Scribner, had charge of.the reception. She has been adopted as a grandmother by the Girl Scouts organization. \ They sang songs, and gave her gifts among them a birthday cake' baked by Hrs. Harold Martin. They assisted Mrs. Pitcher in serving lunch to the 26 guests. Mrs. Eastman was born in Ohio and came to Shell Rock when 15 years of age. Her father, Dr Scobey, was a physician in'Shell Rock for many years. She is very active and when 100 years of age had her first airplane ride. Former Iowa Resident Dies at Hollywood, Cal. .Iowa Falls--Word has been received of the death of George G. Steere of Hollywood, Cal., former Iowa Falls resident, Dec. 26. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs Charles. Steere, who lived on a farm near Siloam Springs some years ago. He is survived by his parents, his wife, Clair, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Fred Gnecco and Virginia. To delouse hens, a shallow box of dry sawdust is placed in the henhouse and sprinkled with louse powder by a Successful Farming magazine reader. When the hens scratch, the powder settles in their feathers, killing the lice. 12 REGISTER FOR SELECTIVE DUTY Clarion--The following 12 young men of Wright county reached the age of 18 years during December and have registered at the local draft board office: Jake Lamfers, Jr., Dale Burton Thomason, George Henry Summers and Charles Donald Ingalls, Eagle Grove; Evan Duane Benton, Irvin Ernest Rockow and Melvin Rudolph Brinkman, Dows; Richard Fred Claude, Goldfield; Luvern Edward Pals and Arthur Henry Stockseth, Belmond; Robert Dale Harris, Renwick and Paul VVessels, Clarion. JOHNSON KITES HELD New Hampton--Funeral services were held Monday for Tom T Johnson, 61, at the Crane Creek Lutheran church near Jerico with the Rev. Torgelson, pastor, officiating. Mr. Johnson died Saturday. He is survived by his widow and several sons. - Pepsi-Cola Company, long Island City, N Y Franchised Bottler: Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Mason City IS THERE A IN YOUR MIND ABOUT REPAIRS Don't Let Finances Stop You . . . Let F. H. A. Help You ... See Us For Details. Use f. H. A. Plon. UNITED HOME BANK Member Federal Reserve System TRUST CO. Member Federal Deposit" OV/NED AND OPERATED BY YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS MASON CITY'S ONLY HOME OWNED BANK Corporation

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