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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 15, 1944
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4 Tuesday, F«b.-15, 1944 MASON' CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "MIKADO" STILL IS POPULAR ^Only Change Is From ' Gentlemen of Japan" By JACK GAVER Neil' York,"We are gangsters of Japan. . . .' Tha t is the only concession to , the fact that Japan and the United States are at war that has been made by the Gilbert and Sullivan opera company in the past 3 seasons o£ touring up and down the land in which this par. ticulai- operetta with its Japanese setting and characters has been presented time and again. Even this would not be necessary, as there is no public animosity against the production, and it lakes a quick ear to note the change from the original "we are gentlemen of Japan. . . ." The company opened an indefinite Broadway engagement Friday night with this most famous of the Gilbert and Sullivan works. ;; For all the customers care, the setting: might as well be Timbuctoo or never-never land. They just enjoy the show. This particular company, nominally presented by R. H. Burnside but controlled by the Shuberts, opened in Boston in September 1941 and was minding its own business very well right up until Pearl Harbor. It was about to open-in the national capital when the war began and there were immediate consultations on ,what should be done about "The Mikado." The boys were mighty chary at first, and there were a few letters opposin" continued use of this operetta. But there didn't seem any valid reason for dropping it--after all It was a satire on the English more than anything else--and they didn't. The company was out 34 weeks in then941-42 season, 33 weeks in the 1942-43 season, which saw at work clear across the country to the west coast, and has been working 22 weeks so .far this season. It has averaged about 3 "Mikados" a week or more than 250 for the whole period, and no- Red Cross Prisoner of War Package on Display Here display in (lie window of the the executive committee of th Cerro Gordo county chapter, is o more than passing interest to th thousands of Red'Cross support ers in this community. At the present time the Rei Cross is distributing through th International Red -Cross commit fee 4 general types .of supplies (1) standard food packages ant invalid food packages; (2) sur- ficai, dental and medical supplies in bulk and medical tats; 3) clothing and (4) comfort and toilet articles and tobacco. The standard food package, on display here, contains the following articles: 7 ounce carton of Type K 2 biscuit, 8, ounce carton of processed cheese, 2 four ounce bars of ration D chocolates, 5 packages containing 100 cigar'ets, 1 four ounce tin of soluble coffee! 1 twelve ounce tin of corned beef.' 1 fifteen 'ounce carton of dried fruit. 1 six ounce tin of liver paste, 1 sixteen ounce tin of whole milk, 1 sixteen ounce tin of oleomargarine, 1 four ounce tin of orange concentrate, I twelve ounce tin of pork luncheon meat, 1 eight ounce tin of salmon, 2 two ounce bars of odorless soap and 1 eight ounce carton of white lump sugar. All prisoner of war relief supplies shipped by the Red Cross are consigned to the International Red Cross committee, Geneva, Switzerland, or representatives of the International Red Cross committee in the Far East. With the display of the Red "L ' ls °" Cross package at the P. G. and E is an enlarged copy of a letter written by 1st Lt. Charles B Woehrle from a prison camp in Germany to his parents near Minneapolis. Lt. Woehrle is a cousin of Mrs. W. A. Carter, 211 14th S. E., Mason City. This is what Lt. Woehrle said about the Red Cross: "Thank God for the Red Cross -don't know what we'd da without their food parcels. Never realized I would be on the receiving end of (hat dollar Red Cross subscription, which will be a lot more when I go home again." Lt. Woehrle's twin brother, Richard, went to the Aleutians with Wentworth Carter of Mason ·ity and is now a seabee in the Albert Islands. M a n y have queried as to vhether the Red Cross has been ible io send aid to prisoners in he far east. The answer is "yes." By ar- angements made through the in- ernaiional committee of the Red oss, the organization was permitted to make funds available to tie committee's delegates in 'okyo, Shanghai and Hongkong or the local purchase of addition- ! 1 food, clothing, medicines and ceded camp equipment and was We to send supplies when the Gnpsholm made 'the exchange oyages in 1842 and 1943 Thes" upphes were received safely and istribution made to prisoners. Parents and Wife See Airman Receive Wings Brislow--Mr. and Airs H. R Duffield and daughter, Joice re turned Saturday night from Mission, Tex., where they have beet Tor 2 months to be near their soldier son, Douglas, who received his wings on Monday as a pilot in'the air corps. The Outfields, includin' Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Duffield left Texas Thursday afternoon They did not encounter snow unti' they reached Kansas City JohnD. Carey, 71, Dies; Wife, Sister Survive Chester--John D. Carey, 71 died at his home in Cresco 'sun- day night following an illness of 2 years. He had been confined to his bed the past 6 weeks. He is survived by his wife and one sister. Mrs. Pat Gcanaham of Cresco and other relatives. He was born on a farm 2 miles west of Chester and Jived his entire life m this community with the exception of the past 6 months when he retired from his farm and moved to Cresco. He was a devout member of the Catholic church Minnesota Farmer-Laborites, Democrats Plan Joint Work election of candidates pledged to the principles of liberal government. A 2nd resolution, also adopted unanimously, condemned Minnesota congressman who voted against a federal ballot for servicemen and called upon the state's representatives in congress to "rectify" their vote. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, here on a one-day visit with leaders in both farmer-labor and democratic party circles, appeared briefly before the gathering and gave the merger his blessing. "In the coming campaign," he aid, "it is important to remember that if Mr. Roosevelt is elect:d again, he will be helpless un- ess you send congressmen to sup- ort his administration. It is not air to allow a 'fine progressive ^resident to be left in a position o kow-tow to a conservative rowd, Elmer A. Benson, former farmer-labor governor, said that un- STAIRWAY GIVES WAV Thompsun _ George Folk en escaped serious injuries Sunday ·tshewas going to the basement der the present plan, farmer- labontes will go into the forthcoming democratic party precinct caucuses and county conventions and control them," "If -the liberal elements don't control them," he said, "we are going out and start another political party.' He explained that he meant members in both parties when he used the term "liberal elements " Mayor John J. McDonough St Paul, said it was necessary to merge, the 2 parties to gain the ,,%·?', libferals because a weak, - , _ , , Se ndl ^ e o C Slic COn of Tar^TabSr **" " F "' *»»**. More Vim? ticket would split the liberal vote " and cause defeat of a stronger candidate on the other ticket Rockwell Woman's Ciub Gives Public Program AockiveJl--A community program sponsored by the Rockwell o m a n s club will be held ;n the gh echool gymnasium Thursday ght One feature of the evening 'i P e JJ" a ddress on planning for durable peace by W. Ear! Hall, Parts of the complicated turbo- supercharges used in high-altitude bombers are made by an adaptation of a process used by sculptors. Men, Women! Old at 40,50,60! WantPep? Want to F«l Younger, More Vim? Loxloe»i| Oet3jc. lotfoduclorysl.alor en!r?9ei j when the entire stairway gave way, plunging him to the basement floor. He received bruises on his leg and arm. ' Occasionally red snow falls in the Arctic, the coloring being caused by minute particles in the atmosphere. Remarkable Treament FOR STOMACH DISTRESS From Too Much Acid Stomach \ rm LJ A r e y o u tortured with the burning misery of too much free stomach acidv Use ot the famous VON TABLETS is Drmrjtng comforting relief to Hundreds of such cases. Sincerely grateful people tell of what they call the "ivon- ,,,,,,, , . ders" Von's Tablets nave done lor them. This j-cnUc formula aims to counteract surplus irritating stomach acid any to brine relief from such conditions, if you suite? from inSi" K^lion. gas. heartburn. belehing. bloating sour stomach and other sympto,ns_ shoujflVJ 10 ;? 3 . st ; mach ac'0-you. too, snouJd try Von s for prompt relief right at home . without rigid llbu'iri _ trial size. Also available - .-. ,_.aO sizes. AT YOUR DRUGGIST. If he does not have Von's he can get them for you from his jobber. _ *** W*TO. SMJlt. NOSE DROPS Truck-Tractor-Passenger TIRES RECAP REPAIR TRAVERS TIRE TREAD SERVICE · Call 826 3M 2nd S. W. Mason City where has there been any indication that the public found it repulsive because of its connections according to George H. Atkinson company press representative. The show drew more than $4,000 in one performance in the huge opera house in Botson last week a really terrific take. The company was in Canada a few weeks ago playing Toronto and Montreal. It didn't play "The Mikado" there, but the war had nothing to do with that. -; It seems that while the copy- rjght has expired on the other Gilbert and Sullivan works, that on "The Mikado" is still alive in British empire countries and is controlled by the D'Oyly Carte company of London whose founder was the original producer of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. ''The C a n a d i a n newspapers commented that the bars ought to be let down for us, but it's one of those things you can't do anything about," Atkinson said "And they play 'The Mikado' in England regularly. But HMS Pinafore is out there for the duration because it is a satire on the royal navy. They feel that the navy shouldn't be sugjected even to good natured fun-poking in these doys. However, we played -Pinafore' in Canada and nobody said boo." The RAF raid that destroyed Germany's Mohne and Eder dams m May, 1943, was planned with engineering exactness a year in advance. 2 SETS OF TWINS BORN' Osage^-For the first time at the Nissen hospital, 2 sets of twins were born. Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Vergil Adrian of near Carpenter, and twin daughters to Mr. and Mrs. \Valter Vining of near Osage. Continuing the "Selling Out- of the Sam Wegofsky Dept. Store- in Our Basement' This tremendous stock of HOLD FUNERAL Armstrong _ Funeral" services for William H . Van Duzer were held at the Presbyterian church The Rev. R. R. r rwin- a rormer- pastor, now of Winnebago, Minn conducted the rifts. Services' were held by the Masonic order at the Armstrong Grove cemetery where he was laid to rest. .TAPS HOLD PRISONERS Washington, (^P)_The navy department made public Tuesday the names of 73 persons of the United States navy held prisoners ol war by Japan. The list in- Spring W1UUm R - M1 ' CS ' L i m c DOWNS 20TH PLANE Guadalcanal. Solomon Islands )--Capt. Donald Aldrich, marine from Chicago, shot down a Tojo, Japan's newest 'ighter plane to become the 5th marine corsair pilot to down 20 enemy planes in his war, south Pacific allied headquarters announced Satur- d .?J r - Th ? Tojo was knocked down Wednesday over Babaul Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette size 10 to 18 Don't wait! This is an extra ordinary value and won't last long. MAIN FLOOR Here's a lucky purchase, if you con wear a small size. 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