Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 4, 1945 · Page 5
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 4, 1945
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UifivC^a^-J^^-^C^^Sj^SAX ^^ J WONT CANCEL SHOE STAMPS Announcement Made to Prevent Serious Run By EULALIE MCDOWELL , Washington, (U.PJ--The office of ! .] price administration moved Thurs! day to halt a serious run on the ·} nation's shoe supplies by proinis- !i ing unreservedly thqt no outstand- ' ing shoe ration stamps will be canceled. Airplane stamps No. 1, 2 and 3 i are now good for a pair of shoes apiece. Aroused by reports that panic- buying; of shoes had set in all over the country for fear some of the stamps might be canceled, Price Chief Chester Bowles declared emphatically that there was "not a chance in a million!" "We are not going to cancel any outstanding shoe stamps," he said flatly. ' A nation-wide United Press survey showed that the rush to use up valid shoe ration stamps began . on the west coast immediately alter the OPA canceled all food stamps validated before Dec. 1. Many persons, caught unaware:, of their food stamps, apparently were convinced that the s a m e thing would be done with their shoe stamps and rushed to stores in New York, Chicago, Boston MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Vtlanta, Houston and other cities ;o use their stamps while they could, L. E. Langston, executive vice- president of the National Shoe Retailers association, said in New York he had received "hundreds" of telegrams from all over the c o u n t r y reporting tremendous runs. Houston retailers reported they had to close their doors at 4 p. m. Saturday and the Tuesday after New Year's day because of a terrific jam of frenzied customers seizins any and all shoes they had on their shelves. In Chicago, the rush was concentrated on men's shoes, with dealers contemplating sales on a daily quota basis unless "scare- buying" ceases at once. Charles E. Lanchintin, secretary of t h e Greater Chicago S h o e Hetailers association, said t h e r e were "enough shoes to go around for 6 months if only consumers take it easy." Oil Company to Hold Meeting and Election Joice--The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Community Oil company will be held Jan 15 at the Mills theater in Lake Mills beginning at 1:30 p. m. Reports will be given by the officers, J directors will be elected and an article of the articles of incorporation will be amended. IOWA BUSINESS HITS HIGH SPOT Declines Are Noted in Some Lines--Davies Iowa' City--Definite evidence that Iowa business necessarily is leveling o f f or declining is srengthened by the current report of the University of Iowa bureau of business research. . "Iowa business continues to register either actual declines in comparison with last year or at least a cessation of the upward trend. This is especially true of employment and industrial payrolls and to some extent of farm income and bank debits," according to Prof. George R. Davies in the new issue of the. Iowa Business Digest. Two major reasons for such action, he said, are that a large number of men are in the armed forces and that production is near its peak. , In a comparison of November, 1944, figures with those of November, 1943, the gains included residential building permits, 1,135 per cent; department store sales 18; retail sales in unit stores, IB bank debits, 15; farm products prices, 5; prices paid by farmers 2; and life insurance sales, Z. Employment was down 12 pei cent and industrial payrolls de- THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1845 ;lined 9 per cent. Comparisons with October. 1944, showed gains n residential building contracts, 89; department store sales, 18; and retail sales in unit stores, 7; farm products' prices and prices paid by termers remained the same, and iosses included industrial payrolls, 2;-life insurance sales, 8. Iowa Bagpipe Band to Play at Inauguration Iowa City--The Scottish Highlanders, University o£ Iowa's all- girl bagpipe band of ' 40 pieces, has been invited by Governor- Elect Robert D. Blue to perform at his inauguration in Des Moines Jan. 11, William Adamson, director of the organization, said the group would play at least twice--at the reception from noon to 1 p. m. and before the inaugural ball from 7 to 8 p. m. It will be the first appearance of the university unit at a governor's inauguration. The Highlanders, organized in 1935, were converted to an all-gir: group in 1843 because of the lack of men on the campus. Girls without previous experience learned to perform on bagpipes and drums and the group has become known for the excellence of its maneuver at football games. Mr. Adamson said that the Highlanders would leave Iowa City by bus early on the morning of Jan 11 and will return the following morning. BATTLES AHEAD FOR ROOSEVELT Doubt Steady Majority in Congress for F. R. By FRANCIS M. IEMAY Washington, (IP)--Storm signals were hoisted Thursday over the newly-launched 79th congress. A huge question mark arose over the ability of the administration to command a constant majority in the house, as a republican-democratic coalition overrode democratic leaders on the opening day of the congress to put the old, so- called Dies committee on a permanent basis. Democratic leader McCormack of Massachusetts, arming acainsl a disregard for precedent, told the house that never before in history "has congress created a permanent investigatory committee." T,he new committee to inquire into un-American activities will be the only permanent body of congress with continuing power of subpoena. In a noisy opening for the new congress, the house republican- democratic combine sailed to a 207 to 186 victory--a surprising de velopment in view o£ the largt democratic gains of house seats in the November election. The democrats had a house ma- ority of only 2 seats when they went into the election,, and administration leaders hoped for easer voyaging when the party jained a majority o£ 243 seats to 190 republicans. But Wednesday's vote was rem- nlscent of the repeated reversals he admlnistrnUonists suffered In he last congress. It came Just after Speaker (Rayburn D-Tex.), made a harmony appeal to the new congress. Commenting on the turn of events, House republican leader Martin, of Massachusetts, said: "It didn't look like the new dealers are too strong out there (on the floor)." He added: "There are going to be some good warm battles before we get through this session." On the other hand, Rep. Ham- speck of Georgia, the democratic whip said: "I don't think this necessarily means anything for the future (of the democratic unity). The Dies committee has pretty strong support, including the American Legion. The leadership opposed the establishment of this committee, not on the merits of such a committee, but on a conviction it is bad precedent to establish such a body with permanent power to investigate and subpoena." The old Dies committee, headed by Rep. Dies (D.-Tex.), who die not seek re-election, frequently took an anti-administration tack. Majority members of the new 9- member committee will be chosen ·y the democrats of the ways and' neans committee, where adminis- ·ratlon sympathy probably predominates. That the house has no intention of putting off a decision on controversial matters was emphasized when Chairman May (D.-Ky.), called a meeting of the military jornmittee for Friday to decide what action to take on the manpower recommendations of War Mobilization Director Byrnes. It may also, he added, take up without delay legislation calling for compulsory military training in peacetime. There developed, meanwhile, a. stiffening of attitude in. high republican ranks towards Byrnes' suggestion for use of 4-Fs and for a screening of deferred farm youths. Rep. Arends of Illinois, house minority whip, said he believed that before 'congress acted on the Byrnes proposals it should find out if the existing supply of labor is being used economically. He knew of many cases, Arends told reporters, where industrial workers were "putting in 8 hours a day but not actually working that long." Stilson--Roland Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs.K:hester Williams ot this community, spent the holidays with his parents. Roland is enrolled in the course of electrical engineering at Iowa State college at Ames and is preparing for the work of a radio technician. Garner Couple Weds at Norfolk Ceremony Garner--Miss 'Wanda Johnson, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Johnson, and Bob Hartwig, petty officer 2nd class, son ot Mrs. R. H. Hartwjg of Garner, were married at Norfolk, Va., on December 23, Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bilbrek of Kanawha. Mrs. Bilbrey is a cousin o£ the bridegroom and Mr, Bilbrey is in the navy. The bride was graduated from the Garner high school and for the past 2 years has been bookkeeper at the Hancock County National bank here. The bridegroom was employed in the Edelen Food market here before joining the navy on Feb. 12, 1942. He served overseas about 20 months. He has recently been stationed at Camp Bradford near Norfolk. BOARD ORGANIZES Bradford--The trustees of Grant township met Tuesday afternoon. Fred Muessigmann who was reelected in November was sworn in for 2 years. John Thies was appointed chairman of the board. Fred Muesigmann is chairman of the board of health and Dr. F. L. Siberts of Hampton, board of health doctor for 1945. The first American timepieces were made entirely of wood. STOCK BALANCING PRE-INVENTORY We Are Overstocked We bought heavy-because of uncertainties in "delivery. The market today looks more uncertain than ever. But frankly, folks, with all the late deliveries' it has caught us with too large a stock of Men's and Boys Suits, Topcoats In fact, all .winter goods. It's true they are good'porperty if we wish-to carry them-.over. f his .we don't'vvahY tb v do. We must rhak'e room for new 'spring 1 gb6ds 'which' will soori be arriving, so we are offering our surplus to you at a small fraction-of its real worth. Remember, with the freezing of all woolens it might be well for you to have a new SUIT OR NEW TOPCOAT NOW before the quality'of woolens is affected by this recent woolen freeze. We believe we are safe in saying, that you will find the largest selection here of Suits, Topcoats and Boys' Suits of any store in this section of Iowa. If you are TALL, STOUtl SHORT--in any way hard to fit, by all mean's visit our store during this January. .Clearance. What you save, you can invest in good old America's WAR BONDS . . . . AN SALE OPENS 9 O'clock FRIDAY A. M. JANUARY BARGAINS fr\ \^ from our BOYS' DEPT. The Largest Stock of Boys' SUITS We Have Ever Offered Xow Is a good time to display a little fore- Sight " and select the boy's Spring- Suit! Because of our purchases made months ago--it's a great opportunity for you. Bring the Boy in Today Sixes 6 to 18 In All There Are The Store That Features the Unusual Sites Stouts, tongs. Shorts On One-Half of Our Huge Clothing Stock WE MUST DISPOSE OF Vi OF OUR SURPLUS BEFORE WE INVOICE . . . . NEVER BEFORE! Were We in a Position to Offer Tou VALUES Like These in Fine Topcoats 250 OF THEM We Hope fo Seff $10,000 Worth of Fine Colrhing This Month! GO ON SALE FRIDAY MORNING SIZED AS FOLLOWS: $27.50 itong 2 1 ' 5 | 2 7 1 2 1 7 2 1 1 2 1.95 Values to $37.50 1 3 2 J 4 t 3 | 2 | 4 ! 29 ,.85 Long 5 31 .95 77 COATS Priced $25.75 . $52.50 105 BOYS' SUITS $ A 90 "' One Group -- -All Sizes -- 6 to 12. Tom Sawyer Boys' Suits. $1 1 .85 Values One Group-- All Sizes-- 6 to 12. $« A 45 Brown and Blue Herringbones 512.95 Values. . 10' Ona Group -- All Sizes -- 8 to 1 2. * Dork Patterns. $ 1 5.95 Values ............. . One Group-- All Sizes-- 12 to 18. All Colors. A Large Range. Values to 519.95. . ««t 1 J' 45 ' MEN'S TROUSER REDUCTIONS Sizes 28 to 36 A Large Range to Select From 20% OFF Alterations at Cost BOYS' TROUSERS REDUCTIONS An Extra Large Selection Sizes B to 18 $2.98 Values $2.39 S3.9S Values $3.29 54.50 Values . $3.89 $5.00 Values . $3.98 Alterations at Cost MEN! Here Are Suit Values You Won't See Again For Years . . . and there are just 112 OF THESE FINE SUITS SIZED AS FOLLOWS: Values up to $27.50 Values up to $32.50 Values up to $35.00 Values . .up to. . $40.00 Values up to $50.00 36 J 3 7 | 38 | 39 I 40 T42 '85 Stout 10 10 II 26 185 $ 33 95 A Large Stock MACKINAWS $ 39= § 9.50 Values $12.95 Values $12.50 Values $14.50 Values $ 8.29 $11.45 810.88 $12.45 A Great Showing Men's Railroad Mackinavvs and SHEEP LINED COATS JUST ARRIVED 2nd DOOR EAST OF 1st NATIONAL BANK SHOE REDUCTIONS One Group Regular Values Up to 5 5.50 Now Offered at $ 3.99 Another Group ROBLEE $6.00 to S6.50 Oxfords *4.98 BOYS' FINGERTIP COATS · and MACKINAWS Finger Tip. m.i SH.95 Reversible Blue and Brown Tom Sawyer all wool Reversible Finder Tip. Sizes 8 - 1 0 - 1 2 S16.50 Value,- $1 Now One Group BOYS' HIACK1NAWS Values to 5 $8.45 S 13.98 : 6.98 S11.S5 Tom Sawyer Reversible All Boys' LEATHER JACKETS OA% «V Reduction JACKET REDUCTIONS One Large Lot Tan Army Cloth, $\ VIA Sheep Lined . . "ml" 510.85 Value One Group SWEATER JACKETS 25' Reduction One Group Men's Wool and Lined SC OQ Zclan Jackets OOO $6.50 to 59.95 Values One Group 516.95 ladles' All $|A nn Wool Sport Jackets 1U. JO Mannish Tailored Sizes 10 - 12 - 14 - 16

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