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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, January 5, 1945
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r FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE JOINT SERVICES SET FOR SUNDAY Memorial Will Be .Held at Auditorium of H. S. Northwood--A joint memorial service for 3 Northwood boys will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m. In the auditorium of Northwood high school. These boys who made the supreme sacrifice are S./Sgt. Arlo A. Russell, Cpl. Gaylord B. Nelson and Pfc. Orin T. Groe. The Rev. Roy C. Helfenstein of Mason City will deliver the main message. The William T. Smith post o£ the American Legion is in charge of the services. The Rev. Leo G. Wolfe will give the invocation and the Rev. O. H. Hove will pronounce the benediction. Music will be furnished by Miss Arlene Mostrom, with vocal numbers by Mrs. B. I. Carey, Mrs. Clarence Plowman, Dr. B, H. Osten and the Northwood high school boys' quartet. Miss Shirley Dwelle will play taps. . Cpl. Nelson, who was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Aase following his mother's death when he was but a few weeks' old, was 1st reported missing in action and later reported killed June 9,1944, in the English channel. His is the only death reported from this vicinity in the invasion of Normandy. Sgt. Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs.. G. A. Russell of Northwood was reported killed in action in France Aug. 7, 1944. His wife, the former Eleanor Sterzback, and 1 brother, Merle, of the 8th air force in England, survive besides his parents. Pfc. Orin Groe, better known as Ted, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Groe. He entered the service in June 1942, and went overseas in May, 1944. He was reported killed in action in Italy Sept. 18, 1944. 6TH WAR LOAN GOES OVER TOP Calmar--The 6th war loan drive in Calmar netted $80,280 with a quota set at 33,000. The sale of E bonds alone surpassed the quota. Sales totaled $53,225. Of this amount the Iowa State bank sold $37,712.50 and the postoffice sold $17,512.50 in E bonds. The total sales of bonds in the Iowa State bank, E. F. G., were $63,767.50. Stamp sales at the Calmar post- office for December far. surpassed last year's record. More than 15,000 of the 1% cent stamps were sold and in the 10 days -.preceding Christmas 1,200 air mail stamp were sold. from their son, Pfc. Floyd Best stating he is now in a hospital England. - -· -- ^ ~jN,i·uuj.ij vrwuiiuci m the stomach and leg. He write that he has been in G different hospitals since being wounded and was in a hospital at Paris, France, before being brought by plane to England. Pvt. Best states the major chap- Jain visited him soon after he entered the hospital in England, and when the chaplain found out Pvt Best was from near Mason City Iowa, he asked if he knew Hank Hook. He told him he did and they had a good visit. The chaplain is an uncle of Hank's. He is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Pfc. Best is now. in the same hospital he was in when he was wounded last summer. Leslie Char- SERVES IN AIR SERVICE WING Forest City Soldier Keeps Planes on Move A U. S. Troop Carrier Base, European Theater of Operations-- Sgt. Charles F. Kiefer, 36, son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Kiefer, ew weens at me nome of hi :orest City, Iowa, is serving in the daughter, Mrs. W. J. Armstrong. ILL IN S. PACIFIC--Harold Ennis, seaman 2/c, son of Mrs. Ed Plnta of Manly, is recovering; from an ear infection somewhere in the south Pacific. Mis wife and sons, Roger and R. J., live in Mason City. European theater as an aircraft repairman with a troop carrier service wing group. Service wing is the repair and supply arm of the U. S. troop carrier forces, commanded by Mai Gen. Paul L. Williams, which recently teamed up with the 1st allied airborne army to overpower icrman strongholds in Holland. Shortly after airborne infantrymen were landed behind the L,UHU, enemy's lines near Eindhoven, folks Best, Grave, Nijmegen, and Arnhem, service wing mechanics were YULE SURPRISE--As a Christmas surprise, Stanley A. (Bud) Mohr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Mohr of Kensett, received a promotion to corporal with the 8th air force somewhere in England. He heard the news when he got back from a 7-day pass to London. His group also received a presidential citation. He has been overseas more than a year. NAME DEMOCRAT TO HEAD BOARD County Supervisors Make Drape Chairman New Hampton--Members of the Chickasaw county board of supervisors conferred an unusual honor upon one of its members when it unanimously elected Henry Drape, Jr., Fredericksburg, a: chairman. Drape, who was recently re elected to 5th term, is one of the democratic members on the boaru, the other 3 members being republicans. It is the first time in 10 m s .ajiu. years that a democrat has served Pvt. Best was seriously wounded as chairman. Board members i th »*,,,,.--u -- j , _ _ ,, .. stated Drape has always voted to Rockwell GI in Hospital in England Burctunal--Mr. and TVTrs. Fred --"-*--"-· ··** «m n-mi, * wire UA me *. Best, Rockwell, received a letter democratic members on the board, "frnm tVloir- c-n*- Tar»» "C1~.. J -n t thp. fli riPV- M TTlPmViPiT'c T-»nin tr *-oniiVi_ DIVORCE GRANTED West Union--Beverly Leiser was granted a divorce from Joseph W Leiser on grounds of cruel and in- riuman treatment and awarded custody of 2 minor children, James and Elaine. Defendant was ordered to pay alimony and costs spend public money in a very careful manner. The board up to Thursday had voteo only 3 salary increases: Ray d"eputy raised $13.50 a month; Mrs. Mae Johnson, deputy auditor was raised $10 a month and Miss Romona Fox, clerk in the treasurer- auditor's office, $5 a month. The other county officers and deputies will have their. salaries reviewed later. Coulter--Mr. and Mrs. Christiansen and daughter, ^»^- amaine Christiansen, accompan- ed by Miss Betty March, visited vith Mrs. Christiansen's mother, Mrs. Jennie Olson, and sister, Mrs. Glenn Blomen at Beloit, Wis. Chester--George Markham came ram Parkers Prairie to spend a '" weeks at the home of his erations. Although exposed to heavy enemy fire, the aircraft repairmen "ling new wings battle-damaged carrier planes were used to evacuate wounded, while the gliders were again employed to haul vi- ited at * e home of his sister and tal supplies to allied combat col- brother-in-law, Mr - an i Mrs." B. umns. · A. Samson. Sgt. Kiefer, who entered military service in the spring of 1942 was formerly employed by the Armour Packing company at Chi- Kanawha Postmaster Retires From Duties Kanawha -- Postmaster T. H. Thompson has resigned and will retire, having reached the retirement age. He has served as postmaster for 15 years. His nephew, Henry Johnson, is serving as acting postmaster until a permanent postmaster is appointed. IT'S A DEAL ... we'll help you solve your LOCAL HAULING PROBLEMS OMA BURGENER cago. WAVERLY PILOT HOME ON LEAVE Capt. Rocfemeyer Ends Missions Over Europe Waverly -- With more than 30 bombing missions to his credit Capt. Alfred Rodemeyer, whc lived a part of his boyhood here and is married to a Waverly girl is with his family here on a month's leave. Besides Mrs. Rodemeyer there are 2 children, a son and a daughter. _ About half of the captain's missions have been in Liberators the other half in Flying Fortresses Both, he says, are excellent bombing planes, each possessed of its individual strong points. Gapt. Hodemeyer was living in California when he entered the service. His bombing group has been stationed- at a-base in southeastern-England. · " · · On Jan. 28, he will report to a "rest camp" in Florida. Whether he. will return to the European Cheater or be sent to the Pacific for further duty has not been learned by him. Among the decorations awarded to Capt. Rodemeyer is a presidential citation. Despite many a rugged mission over Berlin, Merse berg and many other German tar. gets, he has escaped with'ou wounds. One day this week the captain renewed acquaintance with Ear Hall, managing editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Their las meeting was in the lobby of Hote Savoy in London when Mr. Hal was beginning his 2-month visi m the European war theater. At_this time Rodemeyer was i 1st lieutenant. His promotion tc late WCy ' however ' came a weel! "Mr. Hall and his r South Dakota colleague approached me and and Capt. Rodemeyer recalled. "I told him that while my present home is California, I had formerly lived at Waverly, had mar ned a Waverly girl and had rela ~".j. iic maisie that made me an lowan. We hai a grand visit." Conservation League Holds Annual Meeting Hampton--M. J. Greenfield wa elected president of the Hamptor chapter of the Franklin Counb Conservation league at its annua meeting Tuesday. Gail F. Henderson was elected vice president and R. D. Moorhead, secretary treasurer. Retired Farmer and Implement Man Dies St. . _, - r .., . · .0., iiC 1C- sided in St. Ansgar and vicinitj y , e . ars -. He engaged in farmin , -- 5 are 5 sisters and one step-brother. Funeral services will be heic Saturday at 2 p. m. at Immanue Lutheran church, the Rev. Pau Brammer officiating. Open Youth, Center to High School Students Hampton -- A Hampton Youth Center for all high school student, was to open Friday evening in lh Marsh building. The project i' sponsored by the city council Commercial club and other or ganizations and is operated by student committee Richard Boehmler. headed by HERE and THERE Who Died for Their Country -A^tYonT-lRoberi LoofC o^the vacation at the home of her par- ;nts, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Morse. Armstrong--Fred Maurstad, of the V-12 navy program at Du- uque, spent the holidays with his 7lks. Bode--Mr. and Mrs. George and son, Tommy, returned TM ~ ' where they spent their holiday vacation. Garner--The Garner Chamber f Commerce meeting which was Sheffield--Wilbur Neve, seaman /c, who has been on duty in the 3 acific, arrived home this week to pend a 30 day leave with his par- nts, Mr. and Mrs. D Neve Dougherty--Mr. and Mrs. 'Richrd Brairwer of Ledyard 'were re- ent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Preson Esslinger. Armstrong _ J( m McClintock, has gc attend Allison -- The Masonic lodge sld annual installation Wednes- ly evening with F. M. Sorenson, district lecturer,. o£ Dumont, as nstalhng officer and Harry E Wilder as installing marshal. Nora Springs--Mrs. Harold Winters and her brother^ Barney Arp and 2 children of Manly came to . * Cayser o£ Fort postponed i--Lt. and Mrs. Lawrence Wash vis . Samson. Calmar _ Cadet Nurse Irene Doland left for Rochester following a 2 weeks' furlough with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Doland. Mclntire--Mrs. Frank Fuller or Rochester, Minn., came Tuesday for a short visit with her father, Frank Bobbins, and grandmother. Mrs.'Edith Hockems. Dougherty--Leo Holding of the navy is home on leave visiting his wife and relatives. Armstrong--Pvt. Melvin Cronk of on . - - ,, . . Fertile--Lyle Lindquist, seaman 2/c, came home from San Bruno Cal., for a 16 day furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs Leslie Lindquist. Armstrong -- Gene McClintock who has been home on leave, returned to his base at Oakland, Ca) He is soon to be given a medica discharge because of disease contracted while on duty in the south Pacific. Armstrong--Helen Ortmeyer o Cornell college, Mt. Vernon, snen the holidays at the parental W. A Ortmeyer home. Kanawha--Leland Lieuwen o the navy was a visitor in the homi of his aunt, Mrs. C. R. Powers an family. Sheffield--Ensign Jean Gerdes who is stationed at the submarin base hospital, New London, Conn, is spending a leave with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gerdes Jr. ' Dumont--The installing staff o the Rebekah and Odd Fellov lodges. installed officers in thi county Tuesday. ' Goldfield--Mr. and Mrs. Sam Folkedahl entertained a group o relatives at a family dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J Lester who observed their 40th wedding anniversary. Kiceville--Mrs. Margaret Yager widow of O. P. Yager, was taken to the hospital here Tuesday afternoon, in an unconscious condition due to an overdose of sleepini powders. Carpenter--Miss Ilene Brown returned to Iowa City after spending the holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brown. Mclntire--Mr. and Mrs. Hober Elwood returned after visiting several days with'their niece an nephew, Mrs. Lloyd Nelson anc Maynard Eastman and families a St. Paul, Minn. Kanawha--Mr. and Mrs. Jorda- Erickson and family of Gran tivoc *t vTM. i. r.-i TT · "~ nui.-R.5cm ana lamily of Grand !Kde°^n Q £ *" «?? J^TM-.TMP-"« Citing in the , ., e home of his brother, Bert Erickson and family. Garner--C. E. Barnes and N. E Brear of the Garner Motor Sale company are in Chicago this week attending a meeting of Chevrole motor dealers at the Palmer house Sheffield--Martin Wearda sub mitted to an appendectomy at th_ Lutheran hospital in Hampton Monday. ClarhsviUe -- Howard Glenn Carlson, fireman 1/c, has been promoted to electrician's mate 3/c according to word received by hi parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H Carl son. Armstrong--Mrs. E. S. Camden returned to Rochester, Minn., fo further treatments to an injuret hip. Her daughter, Betty, returne " P °P«J5--Eldon White, who ha { °»TM- TM^,.TM"ths on .the Atlantic Mrs. A. E. White. Mrs. C. W. Whit of Nashua also visited in the A. E attend Iowa State college for the winter quarter. Armstrong--Sgt. Harold Gil bertson of Indianola, Nebr.. spen the holidays with home folks. Bode--Mrs. Dewey Morse ha left for Cedar Falls where sh will spend a few days with he daughter, Lucile, who is attending college there. Armstrong--Bob Knudson wh recently returned to the states, i visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs Reuben Knudson. Bode--Mr. ad Mrs. Norman Wei land and Dixie Lee have returnee to their home in Royal after a holiday visit at the home of Mrs Weiland's parents, Mr. and Mrs John Randved. ter Mrs. Winters' 2~" sons," ,,,j tv Cory Lee, who had spent :he navy is enjoying a 21-day furlough with his wife and son also h,, .- Mr _ and Mrs _ M ^ _.. Bervjng n -- * «*-· »H1I5 ill tllC south Pacific the past 12 months and this was the first time he had ieen his son. Manly--Mrs. Zola Garnass who :ame from California recently, spending the holidays with her father, H. ~ grandmother, Mrs. Lydia Sanburn will live in the Sanburn residence for the duration. Coulter -- Herman .. who has been seriously ill at "the Lutheran hospital at Hampton has returned to his home A mile east of Coulter Johnson has been Manly--Mrs. Harold Ennis and sons, Roger and E. j. of Maso- City were recent guests in th ho me. of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pinta Dougherty--Mr. and Mrs. John Conway were called to Fairbanks Wednesday by the serious illness of Mrs. Conway's mother, Mrs Edward Welch. n OVERS EAS-S. Sgt. Kenneth Boiler · / i J Boller . sons of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Boiler of Goodell, who starred on basketball teams back home some years ago, are now starring for Uncle Sam in his fight against the enemy. Sgt. Boller, who has been in service 3 years, is now somewhere in France. Cpl. Boller is with a medical division in England. Northwood GI Makes Fudge for Soldiers With the Fifth Army, Italy-- Sgt. Alfred Hove of Northwood, Iowa, converts into fudge the hard little tropical chocolate bars distributed to troops on the 5th army front in Italy. Hove, a gun section chief in an artillery battalion of the 34th "Red Bull" infantry division, pul- veri?.es the bars, adds water and a little canned milk, plus a vanilla tablet he obtains from the kitchen, and cooks it on his tent tove. "Those aren't walnuts you taste," Hove said, "they're just plain peanuts from our PX rations and you'll notice it isn't sugary fudge either!" Hove is a veteran o£ 34 months overseas. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hove, live at 508 10th street, South, Northwood. Lawn clippings are used by Canadians to supplement war-scarce poultry foods. ENDS 58 YEARS IN BUSINESS Plymouth--A. L. Frederick recently completed his 58th year in the furniture business in this town. Some time after he first opened his store Jan. 1, 1887, he added an undertaking business. A few years ago he sold this' business to the Bride funeral home in Manly Mn Frederick is 87 years old and has seen many changes in the town of Plymouth and Falls township. In spite of his advanced years he goes to his store every morning, aoes a fine job of upholstering and is a skillful salesman. And he is never missing from his place in church on Sunday morning. STOCKHOLDERS MEET Kanawha--The annual stock holders meeting of the Norwaj Rural Telephone company will bi held in the Tall Corn theater Sat urday afternoon. GROCER DIES OF HEART AILMENT LeRoy McWhorter, 74, Operated Handy Store Algona--LeHoy McWhorter, 74, vho owned and operated the fandy grocery store here for 10 rears, died at his home Tuesday !rom a heart attack. He was born in Illinois and ;ame to Iowa in 1891, worked for lis brother Ellis on a farm in 'ortland township, this county. March 8, 1892, he was married at Sterling, 111., to Ethel Barrett and *hey made their first home on a farm near Burt, They were parents o£ 2 children, Mrs. P. L. Ryerson of Burt and Ward of Rogers, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. McWhorter quit 'arming in 1926 and he operated filling stations at Huxley, Storm Lake and Osage. His wife died at Osage in 1932. November 29, 1933, le married Mrs. Mattie Demaray of Terril. They lived in Osage till 1934, then moved to Algona which riad since been their home. Funeral services were to be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. C. C. Richardson in charge. Funeral to Be Sunday for Clarion Resident Clarion--Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the house and at 2 p. m. at the Congregational church for Mrs. Carrie Poncin, 69, who died at 4 a. m. Thursday at the home'of her son, Charles Poncin, in Lincoln township. The Rev. Ralph J. Beebe will officiate. Mrs. Poncin was born on a farm in Wright county near the French church and resided there until her marriage in 1896 to Ferd Poncin. To this union 2 children were born, Charles and Mrs. John Cramer, both of Clarion. Besides her children she is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. C. A. Croi visier of Webster City and Mrs. A. Meyers of Fenton; one half-brother, Fred Klaas of Sioux City, 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The Eyler funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Secret Sli P Fashioned Expressly for Younkers By One of America's Foremost Manufacturers Already 3,312 Women Have Worn the Secret'Slip. Have You Tried One, Yet? The slip that incorporates every feature that a basic slip should have . . . a slip certain to please. In delightful petal pink rayon crepe; sizes 32 to 44. · Sculptured proportions · Straight cut skirt, does not ride up · Sleek fitting bias cut bodice · Slender, bias cut midriff · Fashioned of soft rayon crepe · Adjustable shoulder straps --LINGERIE, FIRST FLOOR YOUNKERS FEDERAL AND FIRST STREET S. E. MASON CITY

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