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fi y- 14 Friday, Feb. 11, 19*4 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Hog Prices Gain 15 Cents NEARLY ALL SWINE SOLD All Killing Classes of Cattle Steady, Strong Chicago, W--Clearance of hogs Friday was the most complete of any .Friday since the excessive runs started accumulating at the stockyards and prices gained 15 cents in active trade. All killing classes of cattle sold steady to strong and were fairly active considering the quality of offerings. There were no early sales of sheep. Receipts, of hogs at Chicago Friday were under expectations as 7,000 head arrived to be offered for" sale · with the 14,000 farmer' owned hogs' held over from Thursday's trade. Prites were r higher on all weights and . classes outside of ' the support brackets which still sold for $13,75. 'A few lighter weights from 170'.to' 190 pounds'. also brought the top price. Indications were that 4,000 head would remain unsold. '.·· (WFA)--Salable hogs 7,000; total 16,000; fairly active, steady on 'good and choice 200-330 Ibs, at ? 13.75 the top; other weights and sows strong to loc higher, some sales light weights up more; weights over 330 Ibs. scarce; few 340-375, Ibs. $12.75-13.00-, good and choice 170-190 Ibs. $13.0013.75; good and choice 350-550 Ib. sows $12.25-50, choice l i g h t weights $12.60; estimated hold- 1,000; salable killing classes over 4,000. Salable cattle calves 300; all ^ iilll6 ^a^c-, steady.to strong; fairly active; market conducted in heavy snowfall; not much beef in run; most steers $13'.50-15.50; low-choice 1,200 Ib. offerings as,well as comparable grade 1,025 ' Ib. mixed steers and heifers $16.25, the top; no strictly good or choice heifers here; mostly common and medium grade at $10.00-12.00; these active; cutter cows $8.00 down, with .light canriers $6.25; most beef cows $8,50-10.50; ontstand- ing Weighty 'sausage bulls to $11.50; comparable heavy fat bulls to $12.00 on active trade, bulk light and weighty bulls $9,00^11.50; yealers fully steady at. $15.00 down, medium 130 Ib offerings $12.00. Salable sheep 500; total 2,500; no early sales, nothing strictly good and choice offered; load or so good fed western lambs" held ·$16.00 and slightly above, however, run very light and hardly enough on sale to definitely test values. Midwest Livestock Trend (FRIDAY'S PRICES) A'JJ" La ' AU5t in. Minn. Minn. 150-160 Ibs. '.'. 160-110 Ibs. .. 170-160' Ibs. .. 180-200 Ibs. · .. 200-220 Ibs. ... 2W-J40 Ibs. .. 240-260 Ibs. .. 260-270 Ibs. .. 270JOO Ibs. .. 330-360 Ibs. .. 300-330 Ibs. .. Good Packinf 270-300 Ibs. .. 300-330 Ibs. .. 330-360 Ibs. . 360-400 Ibs. .. 450-500 lb«. '.' 500-S50 Ibs. .. . 112.20 , 313 M .'(11.70 $11.70 S11.70 SI 1.30 Steady I 9.W) S10.40 · J11.10 J 11.60 · 12.20 $13.40 ' 513.40 513.40 S13.40 113.40 i 13.40 tM.SO JU.70 $11.70 (11.70 S11.70 tti.eo S11.50 Waterloo St«ady ·11.50 112.00 $12.70 $13.43 S13.45 113.45 J1345 113.43 S13.45 (12.90 S1I.7S $11.75 SI1.15 S11.5 SI1.55 111.45 Coda! $13.43 JI3.45 S13.45 111.70 -, Loco} Livestock HOGS . MASON CITY--For Friday Steady. - -,- : * Good light ugnts 140-150 I 8.90 Good light lights 250-1SO J 9M Good Ught lights 160-170 $10.30 Good Ught lights 110-180 «1JO Good light lights ........ 180-200 JliSfl Good · light lights ........ 200-220 51.140 Good med. wt. butchers .. 220-2M Sia!« Good med- wt. butchers ;. 240-270 J13.M Good med. wt butchers .. 170-300 J13.40 Good med. tvt. butchers .. 300^30 513 40 Good rued, wt. butchers ., 330-360 51290 S 00 * Packing wws 270-300 $11.70 Good sow» 300-330 $11.70 Good sows 330-360 $11.70 Good sows STOCK MARKET GAINS HALTED Profit Taking Stems Tide After Good Start ?!ew York, ()--The stock market got off to a fast start on the upside Friday with rails again in front, but profit 'taking soon stemmed the tide and mild irregularity prevailed from then on As in the previous session, short covering and a revival of investment demand lifted numerous issues fractions to a point or so at the opening on blocks of 1,000 to 5,000 shares., Customers then cashed in' here and there for" protection,over the lengthy weekend and initial plus marks were reduced or converted into declines near the close. Activity also'^tapered but turnover was around 900,000 shares, largest in more than a week. Among climbers Kansas City Southern preferred and Pullman hit new 1843-44 peatcs. Ahead the greater part of the time were Santa Fe, N. Y. Central; U. S. Rubber, Goodrich, Douglas Aircraft, Western Union-"A", Johns- Manville, Boeing and Philip Morris. Laggards ftere Chrysler Oil (NY), Chrysler, Dow\ Chemical, du Pont, American Can, and Ana-1 conda. A special 24,000-share of-' fering of; General FJectric at 35 , was quickly oversubscribed. Carrier bonds turned a trifl spotty. RYE REGAINS SOME OF LOSS Off Cent at Times in Chicago Trading C h i c a g o , () -- Rye prices dropped more than a cent at one time Friday, going to new. lows since mid-January, but a mild rally late in the session cancelled part of the loss. The weakness in rye unsettled wheat and oats, although losses in the latter 2 grains were never large and they rallied toward the close. Selling' in rye at the outset came mainly from commission houses, but. it was notable that local professional traders were unwilling to give the market much aggressive support. Some traders felt the disturbing war news from the allied beachhead in Italy caused the selling. Wheat closed Vgc lower to %c higher, May '51.70%, oats were, unchanged to Vic lower, May 79c, dowfl ije was aqwn 'A-'/ac, M $1.28%-%, and barley was Vi-? lower, May $1.21%. . Good SOWS · 400-450 S11.60 U00 5 WWS 450-SW SU.50 DM * ttce»iT« ran of h«»5, pltju. / call tt« plant befor. deli.etln, **,' bo»^ JACOB S. DECKER A SONS. CATTLE .' MASON CITY-For Friday -..JH.OO-I5.M - steers and heifers I. steen and neliera --ira. steers and hellers Cows, dry fed Com. cows Butcher bulls ..; Bologna bulls Bologna bulls. Ueht Cutters Carmen, heavy ...'.'.I.'" Canners.. Ught . . J10.00-ll.50 . S 8.00- S 50 . S 8.50- g.QO cull Bucks - S 7.50- 8.00 $ 9.00-10.00 58.00- 9.00 S 7-00- 8.00 S 6.00- 7.00 · J S.OO- 6.00 S 4.00. S.OO 512.00-13.00 130-190 SI 1.00-12.00 S 9.00-10.00 ... S 7.50- 8.50 ·-SHEEP '«*"·- BIASON CITY--For Friday laraos, go to ch S14.00-H.75 lambs, ed to ch S14.00-15.00 od to choice .... s S.OO- 6.00 K S 1.00- 2.00 - S .75- L50 · g00d " SEABEE SPEAKS Cresco--Frederick Queel^who is home on furlough from 17 months service in the Seabees was guest speaker at the Kiwanis club meeting Monday. He talked on his experiences in the Guadalcanal area where he was on duty for 7 months This excellent little publication containing 750 questions and answers on such subjects as History ·Biographies, Sports, Politics, Familiar Sayings, Science, Geography, Abbreviations, Government and numerous others, is just what you need to sharpen you- %vits an excellent mental tonic. See how many of the questions you can answer--you'll be surprised at now much you've forgotten. Great for.a party or family entertainment .Only 15 cents postpaid. '._. Ust This Coupon The Globe-Gazette Information Bureau 'Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 15 CENTS in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) of the HASKIN QUIZ Produce (Merchant Quotations) (Cash Quotations by E. G. Morse MASON CITY--For Friday Eggs, current receipts 29c Springs, heavy breeds . -241 Leghorn springs. 2 Ibs. over 21 e Heavy hens . . . . . ?i c Hens, tinder 4 Ibi ."..'IBc Cocks, heavy i7 C Cocks', Leghorns '.'..'.'.. lac ^All No. 2 Poultry 4 cents less · Eggs, at retail v ._- . ,'38t Butter, iowa State Brand 49c Butter, Corn Country . . . . 4s c Butter, Brooktield 49 C CHICAGO (FHdsy's Market) , hicaio, ffj-- Poultrj-, live, firm; CKTS. 3 trucks; market unchanged. CHICAGO PRODUCE ' -- Bu "sr, iirm;' receipts market unchansed. «·"!«» receipts 12,471; tempora" W13nl , p s , 1 ; firmer; market .unchanged. LIVESTOCK FOBECAST (Friday's Market) Cbicam. (Jv- tVfFA)--Officially mated salable livestock r e c e i D t s s day: . . . Hogs 500: cattle 200; she«p 100. NEW YOHK PCODUCE (Friday's 3Iarket) , TM j-; C[r colors, special .No. I to No 4 over; so'.i to 36: c*tra No. 1 to No No ' special No. 1 "8i58=5fl:-~ Cheese 277 03-. lions. ' nominal. No quota- Name Miscellaneous CHICAGO POTATOES -' , o M..S, per bushel basket" S Kicked by Horse When Attending Farm Sale - 1 - Viefor . 11, Who m * sale at Grundy Center Wednesday was Street or Haral Roufe City State. .....'.... ^ (Mail to Washington, "£)! a) McCORMICK WTtHDKAWS CJucaco (ff)_Col. Robert R Sf*?^?' edil ° r and P u blisher ?J th ?, Chicago Tribune, formally withdrew his name Friday from possible entry on the Ilii nois primary ballot as a candidate cmcAGo CASH GKAI.S- (Frlday's Market) 9H"f^,,, «j--Wheit sample grade f ro. 9i-MS«. . Barley, malting, S!Ji5 to .1-S4{3 nom. feed S1.1S to Si tiic, nnrn. rield seed per 100 Ibs. timothy '$5.75 to fff°-5TM': *;$. '* ?"·* '° W5.00 nom.; ted 'clover $31.50 510.50 nom. num.; sweet clover Mason City Grain MA'SON CITY--For Friday No. 2 white oats . 70^ No. 2 shelled com rrtSisture) No. 2 ear corn moisture) -.0. 2 Barley FRIDAY GBAIN CLOSE WHEAT-May ..... July Sept Dec. . OATS-Slay -Jept. .'..'.'. RYE-Maj- ..... j'ept. '.'.,.'. Dec HICU ·' J.'O'.i . 1.67l - 1.G614 . 1.66J!. 1.6814 Sept . . l.SJ'i . 1.26% . . . 1.19 V, . l.lG'i LOW CLOSE . · 1.57V. t-65'.i 1.6S .78-i .37-1 . UBll YANKEE PATROL KILLS 25 NAZIS Daring Assault by 7 Men Is Described By REYNOLDS PACKARD (Combined U. S. Press) With American Infantry, Ami, Beachhead, U.R--Three dough boys of a 7-man patrol returne steady safe and sound after killing 2 Germans behind the enemy line in the bloodiest American patro action since the beachhead lant ings. Two members of the America patrol were killed and 2 others were wounded. The unwoundei men succeeded in bringing bac their injured comrades under cov er of smoke grenades which the tossed every 50 yards, alt'erhatin with regular grenades as the wriggled through the ditches o Mussolini's reclaimed marshlanc under a terrific enemy machin gun and mortar barrage Cpl: Richard. Fisco, 23, who once worked in (be reptile stciio of the Barrett park zoo on State Island, bnt who always had a pas sion for collecting butterflies, led the way back to the American lines. He carried the wounded pa tool leader. i The patrolmen who weren wounded are Pvt. Thomas Dres sel, 24, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., an Pvt. Jesse McKnight, 22, Bong ham, Texas, both former farmer Fisco told me that 'of 25 Ger mans killed by the patrol, 8 wcr ia foxholes,; 12 were in a barn, were manning a machinegun nes hidden in a haystack, and 2 trie to rush the patrol. "We started out--our 7 man pa r °l--at 11 in the morning," Fisc said, "and crawled for fi hours j a ditch for 3,000 yards. At 5 p. m we spotted the enemy in the fox holes only 150 yards away. W advanced another 50 yards, then of us took flank positions and th other 5 made a direct attack. On of our men rushed the barn an kicked the door open and tosse' in hand-grenades. v . "Somebody fired some lead a aim, bat he'already had killed 1 Germans in the barn. I was going after the fox-holes which combed with my tommy gun. killed at least 8 krauts as'that' the number I saw. I started firing and they never once budged again in those foxholes. Dressel accounted for 3 ma chine gunners, which-he rushed single-handed. Two riflemen wh attempted to interfere with the patrol were wiped out by McKnight. "One of the' most tragic episodes of the entire patrol," Fisco said, "was that one of our men couldn't walk. We tried to carry aim, but he^ refused, saying.'you fellows escape, I'm finished, so I'll stay behind and kill as many jerries as I can.'" Another member of the patro who was wounded in the righ arm shifted his revolver to his left and kept on firing. Fisco said that to withdraw from the enemy position was the hardest part. The men tossed put smoke grenades, pulling back behind the smoke, - May .31.02 ,75c-Sl Hides .lr'Br«, 15 Ibs down Security Markets to Be Closed on Lincoln Birthday TM , , commodity - W-- Security and markets throughout e s r o u g o u t the United States will be closed Saturday, Lincoln's birthday Yanous livestock reports will be issued as usual fay the W.F.A. Tests have shown that fluorine, n the proportion of one part to a million parts of water, builds ong-term resistance to decay in the developing teeth of children Glass Needs Shine More Than Shoes Kansas C i t y . Mo., (U.R)-^The owner of a shoe shining .and hat cleaning establishment in Kansas City is thinking that perhaps it doesnt pay to keep plate glass windows too clean. A 225 pound man walked into the o-by-8 glass in front of the shop recently. The window broke ana the man 'backed up and walked away. When police cau°ht up with him. the confused "would be customer" explained. "I needed a shine and thought the window was an opening." GIVE NURSING COURSE JNashna--A class in Bed Cross home nursing is being organized here. The course will consist from 10 to 32 weeks of 2 hours each. The instructors will be Mrs Harry Lumley and Mrs. Norton Bloom, both registered nurses. Bny War Savings Bonds and Stamps from yonr Globe-Gazette carrier boy. ARE THE FfRST TO SEE MY SECRET V/EAFON, SCANLON/ "THAT IS THE BOW TO MY ARROW-BOMB f rr SHOOTS A BRASS ARROW FILLED \nrrn HIGH-EXPLOSIVE, FOR 2OO YARDS, AND A CONTACT T1POM THE AiRROW Set? OFF AN BCFUO51ON. HAVING FOUR.TIMHS MORE "=TM-'~~- FORCE THAN A GRENADEf CKYPTOQUOTE-A cryptogram quotation B M . R M H H O K J . K W S C K J t F B K R S BH R O M B R M S b K W M L I M F K - - H N O D K . Yesterday's Cryptoquote: IF YOU WOIII T four Neighbors in the * * * * * * * KHAKI AND BLUE *' .* * * . * . * . * * # * - * * # * PROMOTED AND AWARDED --Raleirh Kine. in the Hawaiians since March, 1M2,'has recently been promoted-to the rank of corporal, according to word received by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hint. 16 Madison N. W, CpL Kinr was also awarded the Good Conduct medal. Before 1 , enterfne the.servic* in March, 1941, Cpl. Kint operated part of the track line for Kin* Brothers. --V---- MADE STAFF SGlU-Leland Koenen, lUeservey, stationed somewhere in the Aleutians, has been promoted to staff sereeant, according to word received from his wife at Meservey. staff Sgt. Koenen's baby daughter was pictured a short tune ago in the "unseen baby?' series. He entered the service in Oct.. 1941. . y PROMOTED--Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kasik, 737 llth N. E., have received word that their son. Joseph F. Kasik, was promoted to aviation raetalsmith 1/c on Dec. 11. Kasik is now stationed at Hueneme, Cal., where he was transferred after a short stay at Norfolk, Va. (Russell photo) --V-- C O M M I S S I O N E D -- J o h n L. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs c T. Evans, 2tt Hampshire N. E-, sas been commissioned a 2nd lieutenant and awarded the silver wings of the aerial bom- tardier upon graduation from the army air forces bombardier school at Kirtland HeW, Albuquerque, N. Mex., according to word received from headquar- ers there. Lt. Evans is a graduate of Holy Family hif h school where he was a member of the foot- b . al !.. and .J»s««tball teams. In clvitan Me he was employed as a clerk with the Armour company. 'Before taking advanced training at Kirtland Lt. Evans nts graduated as an aerial runner from the AAF flexible nmtwry school at Kins- n, , MERLE SHAVER ---Corporal SHAVER - --Seaman 2/e ' son of ^- Glenn' B. * , - - h ' as ^n Promoted to C °^ al a f FortKRi ^' K«M.. ^here he is now , according to word received from his parents /Cpl Shaver is mth the field artillery at Fort Riley Dwite Shaver, seaman 1/c, his brother, who was 'gun? 6 Y C '? ^ a ?^ A - guard of the navy, has been trans- S/,r±° U 4 ^ bran l h and is back in the regular navy. Seaman Shaver is now based on the New Hebrides Islands a .the southwest Pacific. A letter from him recently was the first^e had been heard from for 3 mon.ths. Pfe 1 Glenn s a Tells of Life in Jungles of New Guinea Gosh, I should like to be able to walk into the M. B. A. pharmacy and get a good' ice cream soda about now," writes S°t Wyllard G. Stone, from somewhere in. New Guinea. "Where I am there- -are no stores of any cind, but almost any kind would look good. "This island is really bez.utiful,' continues Sgt. Stone. "Behind our camp is a range of mountains" covered with vegetation of all kinds ·Below them are the tops of the tall palm trees and then the beach and th« blue Pacific. "The natives," he writes, "are a small race of people. The men stand about 5 feet tall but they are very .strong and can do a lot of work when they want to. In fact, one of them can do as much work as 2 of our men. I am glad. they are our friends and not our enemies. . "Gathering^ cocoanuts seems to be the main occupation here There certainly, are plenty of them: In fact, they are more dangerous to us than the Japs," he writes adding that he would hate to have one fall on his head since the trees are 70 feet high. "The jungle country is beautiful but very treacherous. Some people wonder why the progress of the war in this area is so slow. If they could just see what our men T have to go through, they would know why a soldier can only go about 2 miles in a day. "Wading through swamps up to your hips. -cutting through vines every inch of the way and fighting insects is not what you would call fum Where I am now the biggest pest is the common house fly. There are billions of them. "I was very much surprised at the chmate here. Being so close to. the seashore, it doesn't get =o very hot and at night a person needs a blanket. When I first came here Tojo paid us a visit every night. I have often wanted to express just how it felt to dive into a fox hole but I never could quite put it into words...I' 1 . 1 * 6 W work very much at this base, he concludes, "and for the first time, after many months of training, I feel as though I arri doing something for the war effort.' Sergeant Stone is with a signal service company in New Guinea. Before going to New Guinea he had been stationed in Australia. -- V-- A1R-WAC VISITS 'Kanawha -- Cpl. ; Evelyn Waller who is enjoying a furlough from tier duties as an Air-WAC at the army air field at Pfobbs, N Mex visited Kanawha friends M'onday' She was principal of . the local grade school for several years before entering' military service last spring. y HAS EJHBARKATIOX LEAVE --O. S. .\ors.ad. ship's coot 2/c, U. S. N. R., spent a 10 day embarkation -leave \yith his wife, ^ Sirs. O. E. Norsiad at 515 Pennsylvania jr. E. Cook Norstad is a seabee in a special battalion headquarter company at Camp Peary, Va. (Russell pho(o) --V-- . Whereabouts Pfc. John R. Corbett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis E .Corbett 418 14th N. \V.. left for the Salt Lake, Utah, replacement training center after spending a 10 day furlough here. Pfc. .Corbett had just been graduated as an engine specialist on a B-24 from the Seymour Johnson field, N. Car. Lowell Wayne Ross, baker 2nd class, is now somewhere in New Guinea, according to word received from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ross, ,502 Fillmore S. "· He has been overseas since July, 1943. As a civilian Ross was employed by (he 'Holsum Baking company. His wife now lives at San Mateo, Cal., where she went last June when he was stationed there. Pvt Keith Loterbour, son of Air and Mrs. E. W. Loterbour, 403 14th" S. E., is home on a 10 day furlouah enroute to Camp Reynolds, Pa Private Loterbour has been stationed at Camp Croivder since last September. His work is with the signal corps. --V-Boy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from yonr Globe-Gazette carrier boy.. The Globe-Gawtle is rtdoa- lms its efforts to obtain complete nfonnalion about every serviceman in Mason City and Cerro Gordo county for its files. When you call at the Globe-Gazette newsroom for your fla*, yon are not only paying tribute to your son or husband bat y»u are gi»- nt us valuable information about him in the most accurate way possible- This information will become part of a permanent record ·f the servicemen of this community. Return postate should ac- «««»»ny written request for tbeae trtt flan. To the People of this Community NO : TttCE.TO RELAX This is oo time for liojic front fatigue. There will be time enough to relax when Hitler and Hirohi'to quit. P S e c r e t a r y Morgenriuu's teynote for the still the text of the 4th Wai Leon. Listen: "Before" the last shot is fired, a lot of lives are going to be lost and a lot of billions spent. The mote American dollars arc spent, the less American blood is going to redden foreign soil." We loot b«k at T*M we thought was "sacrifice" an d 6nd it small. But the, end Js not here-- yer. American boys are still goi ng overseas . The guns which tate their lives hive not ceased firing. h there anjnne anywhere in this community, -which 'has beeh ftec of ihe noise of battle, who will not find it possible to fcuy one/more Bond thin he h« planned? Is there anyone who cares about a Boy who is somewhere overseas who wHl n« s«y that this is. the time to send the word along: "9fc are backing you up with ercrything we bwe." THE EDITOR. Urges Mail Priority -,'·' for Soldiers'Ballots Salem, Or*., (U.PJ--Oregon men and. women in military service overseas will be able to participate in the 1944 primary and general elections if the federal government will do 2 things,-Secretary of State Robert S. Farrell, Jr., says. 1. The army and navy must have a supply of cards to use in making application of "official war ballots" available for all eligible'men and women. 2. -The postpffice department must make it possible for the cards and ballots to be handled free, air mail, with assigned precedence in handling. "If these 2 steps were taken by all branches of our service, there is no question that all service men could receive their ballots and- if Uiey acted on them'properly, these ballots could be returned in time to be counted," he said. Gen.'Cardenas Named to Mexican War Post Mexico City, (U.PJ--Gen. Cristobal Guzman Cardenas, former Mexican military attache in Washington, was named chief of staff of the ministry of defense to-replace Gen. Thomas Sanchez Hernandez, who. recently became sub-secretary of education. Gen. Cardenas' nomination to the 4th-ranking post "in the 1 ·min- istry of defense revived talk here that the ministry of defense and presidential staffs soon will · be consolidated into one, thus stream- : lining direction of the army. : i Cardenas went to Washington years ago with the rank of colonel. He rapidly learned English and held a key position on the U. S.-Mexicah lend-lease commis sion; He was promoted to genera^, when he returned to Mexico and ieaded the first motorized division nere. . 1 Beery's Hunting Plane Ambulance Ship Model Chicago, (U.P.)--Movie Star Wai-, .ace Berry's request for an airplane with a door big enough to icist a deer through was responsible for the development of a new ambulance plane to haul wounded men from the fighting fronts, revealed Roy A. Watkins, general manager of the Howard Aircraft corporation. Five years ago when Beery saw he plane he ordered, he was de- ighted with its deer-sized door and its spacious cabin room. Wat- uns said. He immediately de^ manded installa'tiori of a swing- ng bed so that on his hunting trips he would no longer have to roll up in blankets and sleep on *-ozen ground. His order later led to the deign for an ambulance plane, with ocked-in stretchers designed to fit a 6-foofer's body. Smaller and swifter than a hos- ital · transport, the emergency · ship carries Only 2 men, whose" vounds--fractures or mutilations --are such they cannot be treated at advanced hospitals, but need -emoval at once, to base hospitals. The plane is small enough to and near a battle sector, where he specially built stretchers are hoisted into place with a pulley uspended from the cabin ceiling A wounded man is fastened firrni y with broad canvas - strips to jrotect him from slipping out of he position in which his head houlders and legs rest in the' tretcher's shaped hollows. ; -' . 'LittleTellow" Lets Contract to Big Plant ^ Springfield. Mass., (U.PJ--A small New England plant, rushed with 'ital war orders, finds a giant tobacco plant is "sub-contract buddy" today. . ^ . Package Machinery company icre received an order for the manufacture, under high priority, of 2 machines for wrapping small ndividual cereal cartons. When ompleted the 100-cartons-a-minute machnies will go-to the Van srode Milling company, Clinton Mass., to supply cereals for the rmed forces. · . But, because Package Machin- ry company is 100 per cent en- aged on war work, including vial gyro-compasses for invasion -oats, the cereal wrapping ma- mnes will be built, under sub- ontract, by the R. J. Reynolds ompany, Winston-Salem, N. Car. ^ed Cross Coeds'Unit s Luther War Project Decorah, (if)--A new war pro- ect on the Luther college campus c a Red Cross unit for coeds. About 85 college women meet or 2-hour work sessions twice a veek Other projects, previously stabhshed on the campus, are ale of war stamps at chapel serv- ces and mailing ..of college pub- cations to Luther men in the ervice. ·i RECEIVES WINGS · N a s h u a -- ' Robert J. Prudhon, on of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert 'rudhon, was graduated Saturday rom the Hondo Navigation school t Hondo, Texas, receiving his aver wings and commission as. 1 A 1 TM*TM 3 "*. He was inducted nto the army March 23, 1943 nd sent to a navigation school at an Antonio, Texas. Completing is furlough here, he will report n California, MANY READ BOOKS rt~ A re f 0ri from the Iocal library for January shows circulation of 1,456 books Ten . school s are being supplied books from the loral library nd 43 rural families besides the ·ural school districts are borrow- Siores "and taverns in colonial irginia usually had a special -arehouse as a till for the tobacco loncy then in vogue.

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