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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 15, 1944
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8 TuewUy, Feb. 15. 19441 MASON CITY TWO LINES SHOW BUSINESS GAINS Filling Stations, Eat, Drinking Places Rise Iowa City--The most phenomenal rise in many months.-a drastic about-face from the bottom to' the top in Iowa retail sales, was made in December by filling 'stations and eating and drinking ·plaees. Prof. George R. Davis, reporting for the University o£ Iowa bureau of business research, said that filling stations shot up.from 18th-and last place in November, with -5 as compared with November, 1942, to first with 45 per cent. · Eating and drinking places ranked 17th and next to last in November, with a mark even with November, 1842; but in December was installed in 2nd place, with a 24 per cent increase, Professor Davis reported. After 1 , leading for 3 months in percentage of gain, dry goods and general m e r c h a n d i s e stores slumped off to 4th place, with 20 per cent; while jewelry stores, 2nd in November with 34 per cent; were 14th in December with 8 per cent. Department stores dropped from 5th to 10th, family clothing stores from 3rd to 5Ui, but drug stores rose from 10th to 3rd, with a percentage^gain from 13 to 23. This is the complete list for December: Filling stations, 45; eating and drinking places 24- drug stores, 23; dry goods and general merchandise, 20; family clothing and women's ready-to- wear, each 19; men's clothing and furnishings, 18; motor vehicle dealers "and shoe stores, each 15; department stores and combination stores (groceries and meats), *»i1rr U- «·*«-. r, _,. 1 _* . -*» _ . ' RECEIVES WINGS--It. Robert A. Stebritz, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Stebritz of Algona, who recently received his wings at Lubbock. Texas, u visiting in Mason City with Ms grandfather, C. K. .Madson, and his aunts, Mrs. Glen Thornton, Mrs. B. 3. Keeling and Rose Householder. He is a pilot in the army air forces. He entered the service Feb. Z, 1943. The lieutenant's mother visited with him a feu- days at Lubbock before his graduation. Population jf Iowa Declines Over -- \to*-v»_^i At^ «niu. UltJtiiSJ . each 14; general stores with foods, 13; hardware, 9; jeyelry, 8- groceries (without fresh .meats) 3 furniture, 2; lumber-building materials, -1, and liquor stores, -6. Mrs. Charles Nye Dies at Detroit After Fall Fertile--Mrs. Aimee Nye received word from Detroit, Mich., that her mother-in-law, Mrs Charles E. Nye died Sunday morn- »«· Mrs. Nye lell 2 months ago and broke her hip which caused her. death. Mr. and Mrs. Charles aye were residents of Mason Citv -ftr several years before moving to ' Detroit. DRIVE NETS $285 Northwood--A total of $285 47 has been collected in Northwood in the "March of Dimes" campaign to raise money for the infantile paralysis fund, according fafe Soofte Colds' fete cnase price -mil be refunded-- Prisoners at Algona Camp Are Trusties Emmetslmrg--Italians in thi prison camp near Algond neve liked the Germans, they told offi cers under whom they are work ing. ft would be impossible ti keep Italian and German prison ers at the same camp. Captain Jenners, special service man at the camp, speaking at the Congregational men's club here said, the Italians would rather be fighting with the Americans. Their heart has never been against the allies. The captain said that when these prisoners were taken the Germans were retreating and they compelled the Italians to remain up in front. The prisoners said they tried to shoot over the heads of the Americans. Captain Jenners gave some of his own observations concerning these prisoners. He said:. "These prisoners were taken in north Africa, and came to America ragged and hungry. They are honor prisoners who are helping to put the camp in order. They don't work under guard and seem very happy to be working and making money. They are making tables, chairs, and equipment for the mess halls. They unload cars, and gravel the roads Tney say they are happier now than they have been for a long time. Most of them can't talk English, and they are are not very fond of our food. ;'0ur bread is loo soft. The things they like best are macaroni and spaghetti. They don't care for our American games, but prefer to play soccer." Captain Jenners says that while there are a fexv skiiled craftsmen among the lot, most of the boys are from the interior of Italy and had been farmers. One artist among them had been an instructor in -an art school in Italy for 12 years A cabinet maker turns out beautiful pieces of work. In some occupied countries of Europe, the average death age has fallen by more than 10 years due to malnutrition, federal reports indicate TOTAL BASED ON RATION BOOK 4 Cerro Gerdo's Figures Show Decrease of 6,302 Washington, (JP)--Iowa's civilian population decreased 10.3 per cent between 'April 1, 1940, and Nov. 1, 1S43, the bureau of census reported Tuesday. The bureau reported the state's population last Nov. 1, based on the registration for war ration book 4, was 2,276,876. The 1940 census gave the state's population as 2,537,008, making the decrease during the period 260,132. The only 2 counties in the state in which the civilian population increased were Des Moines, in which the Burlington ordnance plant is located, and Scott, where many o£ the Quad-Cities industries are centered. The figures by North Iowa counties, with Nov. 1, 1943, popu- ation first and April l, 1940, second; Bremer 1G.134 and 17,932; Buter 15,245 and 17,986; Cerro Gordo 37,543 and 43,845; Chickasaw 13,211 and 15,227; Clay 15,275 and 17,762; Clayton 21,376 and 24,334; Dickinson 9,986 and 12,185; Emmet 11,512-and 13,406; Fayette 25,915 and 29,151. Floyd 17,865 and 20,169; Franklin 13,943 and 16,379; Hancock 13,768 and 15,402; Hardin 20,754 and 22,530; Howard 11,965 and 13,531; Humboldt 11,443 and 13,- HERE and THERE 459; Kossuth 23,704 and 26,630; Mitchell 12,158 and 14,121; Pak5 Alto 14,099 and 16,170; Pocahontas 13,792 and 16,266. Webster 35,722 and 41,521; Winnebago 11,857 and 13,972; Winneshiek 18,923 and 22,263; Worth 10,171 and 11,449; Wright 17,041 and 20,038. Iowa Flyer Gets Medal as Engineer Hampton--Sgt. Edward Van- ·very of Hampton, who is in England with the army' ail-force Rock Falls--Mr. and Mrs. Kei Duston's furniture which ha been stored here is being trucke to St. Paul where Mr. Duston employed. Ackley--Sgt. Lee Irl Bausma of Battle Creek, Mich., enjoyed 3-day furlough with his parent Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bausman Calmar--Cpl. Francis Meyer c Fort Crook, Nebr., arrived horn Saturday to spend a 10 day fur lough with his wife and son Garner--The choir of the Unite Presbyterian church honoi-e CJarke Pollock at a farewe party at the church following reg ular choir rehearsal. Clarke wi soon enter service. Emmetsburg--Mrs. Willis Smit of Cheyenne, Wyo., arrived Mon day to visit her sister, Mrs Ed ward Kelly and family. Mrs Smith is the ' former Evelyn Mitchell of Clear Lake and Hm metsburg. Her husband is a cap tain stationed at Fort Francis E Warren, Wyo. St; Ansear--Mr. and Mrs. AI fred Hansen received word tha their daughter, Ethel Dorsey is ii the Methodist hospital at De Moines suffering with gangrene m one of her feet. Riceville--A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Minnis Friday at " - - « · Osage. Kanaivha--Donald Carlson is visiting his father, Tom Carlson and his sisters and brothers anc other, relatives. He is home on furlough from the navy. Donald the Nissen hospital in bomber awarded the work as an squadron, has b e e n air medal for his aerial engineer in bombing flights over Berlin. His citation papers were recently re- reived from him by his sister, Mrs. ^ a r l Chaney, of Hampton. Sergeant VanEvery was previously in the Pacific area, where le took part in 25 bombing missions in the Solomons and was awarded 2 Silver Stars, the Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was then returned to the United States for several months and was recently sent to England vnere he has thus far taken part n lo bombing raids over Europe. Congregational Board Appoints Committees Eagle Grove--At a meeting of he board of trustees of the Con- rcgational church the following ppointments were made: Louis . Beer, chairman; Maurice B. rabbe, vice chairman; Mrs Howrd Martin, recording secretary; uildings and grounds committee Trs. .M. B. Crabbe (chairman), Wrs. C. J. Groves, Mrs. Charles astler and Fred P. Fall and L. M. vilkmson. Finance committee «rs. L. G. Focht, S. S. Bragdon red Cotton, Mrs. William Fisher red Cotton, custodian, and D ~o" ·»*· *-»i» n«i netvy. uonaio has 3 brothers in military service. E m m e t s b u r s -- L t . Charles Hughes of Victoria, Tex., is spending a 14-day furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs Bert Hughes. Lt. Hughes received the silver wings of the army air corps Feb. 8 at Victoria Stilson -- Mr. and Mrs. Ray Doughan and son, Larry, of the Stilson community are visiting relatives in Chicago, Odell and Dwight, 111. Ackley--Mrs. Carroll Wild left for Saint Simons Island, Fla where she will visit with her husband, Lt. Carroll Wild, who is in the naval air service. Garner--Mrs. Pearl Converse associate in drama from Iowa State college, will hold 3 recreation training and meetings in Hancock county Feb. 22 and 23 Emmetsbure--Mrs. Earl Brown was hostess to the members of the Palo Alto county branch of the American Association of University Women at her home Saturday afternoon. St. Ansear--Mrs. Wayne Pederson has returned after a few weeks' visit with her husband who is stationed at Seattle, Wash She also visited at Portland and Ashland, Ore. rtlai Kanawha _ Nylo Carr, who graduated Saturday from the fowa State college navy training school at Ames, spent a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Carr. Nylo took a course in diesel training Eagle Grove--Mrs. John Shoen- hair purchased the 2 story frame building on West Broadway now occupied by the shoe store of Leonard B. Hanson. Hayfield--S. B. Durant, prominent local farmer and former state legislator, submitted to an received here by friends. He i with a military police unit an trained at Fort Custer, Mich. Mrs Spies has been with him in Mich igan and the last few weeks in Chicago. Thompson--Sgt. Elmer Johnsoi of Kelly Field, Texas, is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr and Mrs. Julius Johnson. Ackley--Pvt. William Bartlihg son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bartling, has been enjoying a 10-day furlough with his wife and parents. William has been stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla., larges infantry camp in the Unitec States. He has been newly as- iigned to Fort Meade, Md. Calmar--Lt. Leonard Matter of 3owen Field, Boise, Idaho, is spending a 30-day furlough here and at Decorah with his wife and parents. Lt. Matter recently sub- nitted to a major operation al ioise. St. AnsRar--Mrs. Ida Storby of Lake Mills is visiting at the home if her daughter, Mrs. Herman In- [ebritson and family. Dougherty--Friends and neigh- ors surprised Mr. and Mrs George Staudt at their home Thursday evening, the occasion being their 24th wedding anniversary. ' . . Hayfield--Mrs. O. L. Logan ac- ompanied by her sister, Mrs. .like Iverson of Bricelyn went to Murray fte last of the week to 'isit their aged parents. Thompson -- John Kinden of Janish, N. Dak., is visiting in the lomes-r of his brothers, Andrew nd Julius Kinden, and sisters, ·Irs. Art Ashpole and Mrs. Gilert Bergstad. Ackley -- Mr. and Mrs. Ben :oelfs and daughter are leaving heir farm south of Ackley and ecoming residents of Ackley. St. Ansgar--Mr. and Mrs. M. F. :ougen, Mavis and Robert, of apid City, S. Dak., are visiting or a couple of weeks at the home f M_rs. Haugen's mother, Mrs. Amelia Kittleson, and her broth- rs, Julius and Carl. Emmetsbure--The Hev. Hector hompson, Episcopalian clergy- lan of Denver, Colo., spent last 'eefc in Emmetsburg visiting at le home of his parents, Mr. and Irs. Will Thompson. PASTOR QUITS; GETS FAREWELL The Rev. Mr. Hodum Goes to Wisconsin Alta Vista--Members of the -local Zion Lutheran church gathered m the church parlors Sunday night to tender a farewell to their pastor, the Rev. K. J. Hodum, who was to leave Tuesday for Ins new post at Glenwood City, Wis. A program by the Luther league featured the evening. Mr. Hodum responded briefly after the program and the remainder of the evening was given pastor operation in a Mason Pital Friday. Goldfield--Flight bos- --=·... Officer Vernon Gene Theobald completed his studies at Blackland air field Texas, and arrived home Friday to spend a furlough at the home of his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Theo- Licktug was bald. Sexton--Ambrose , --U..WL*O_ -uiv/vcug was called to Greeley, Kans., to attend the funeral of his father who died Feb. 7. His father was 81 years of age. A ^ , The Same Location A Complete Seed Nursery Store NOW OPEN With the same manager . .. Harold Spargur We will open with complete stocks of Farm Seeds Garden Seeds, Lawn Grasses and ' you expect to find in a complete fnrl \S° me in n ° w! Bu V Ql1 y° ur seeds ' early . . . before prices go higher and while you can choose from the widest selection. HYBRHTsEEDliORKn Limited stocks still available of our famous MAYGOLD 99A and MAYGOLD 49. ORANGES and GRAPEFRUIT store at the peak of fine flavor and freshness. EARL MAY'S STORE T T ~ r - and M"- Henry Uschkrat have returned home from California xvhere they have ' : sitln e Past ' 2 months - u n s with Mrs. Uschkrat's sister, Mrs. Clara Sargent, and her niece Mr and Mrs. JL-cslie Downing and family. Acklcy _ Mrs. Robert Flessa and Mrs. Melvin Riclout were hostesses al a miscellaneous shower to a group of 25 friends complimenting Mrs. Percy Field (nee Helen Fisher.) Goldfield _ Duane Samuels, aviation student, left Saturday for Farragul, Idaho, after spending a leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs Glenn R. Samuels. Duane enlisted last November and has completed his boot training. AcMejr-- Burnell Stowe left for Alaska where he will be employed as a carpenter under the employ of civi! service. ' NURSERY STOCKS SEEDS MASON CITY Telephone 756 South Federal AYS. i v . " a s n s ".ho has been employed at Mason City for some time will move her household goods to Mason City in the near future. Emmetsburjr_E m ,. oy Higtcy of Chicago is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Higley. She will leave Wednesday for the Great Lakes Naval Training station where she will be an ensign in the navy nurses' corps. St. Ansgar-- Mr. and Mrs. Y Mi Her and daughter, Sue Ann, of Wilwaukce, Wis.. visited over the weekend with Mrs. Miller's sister Mrs. Maurice Hendricfcson and family. Eagle Grove -- Mr. and Mrs. John Harvey of Hollywood, Cal. are the parents of a daughter Johann, born Feb. 6. Mrs. Harvey is the former Dorothy Donahue granddaughter of Mrs. J. H. How- elKof this city. Kanawha -- Pvt. and Mrs. John Brand are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 2 at Mercy hospital at Fort Dodge. Private Brand has returned to his duties at Camp Piekett, W. Vs.. after spending a furlough with home folks. Emmcisburjf -- Carl Spies, former Emmetsburg attorney, is cn- roule overseas according to word Meetings Of North Iowa Organizations SEXTON--Mrs. J. A. Rig» s en- ·rtained the Sexton W. S. C S hursday. THOMPSON -- The American egion Auxiliary units of Winne- ago county will meet at Thompon Wednesday. Mrs. Helen Jacbson of Boone, 8th district pre=i- ent, will be present. Mrs. George obmson. county president, will e in charge. G A R N E R -- Boone township arm Bureau will hold a regular eetmg Feb. 23. Madison town- ip 4-H boys Will meet Feb 24 GARNER--Bingham township boys 4-H will meet Mond'ay at Henry Boyken's farm home. DARNER --Bingham township wilt hold its regular Farm Bureau meeting at school district No 9 Wednesday. Dr. G. B. Senior of Mason City will talk on Bane's disease. . GARNER--Magor township wi; hold its regular Farm Burea meeting at school district /No ' and Madison township Farm Bu reau will hold its meeting at Cen ter school Thursday. 1 CLARION--The Booster clas, was_jp have a party Tuesday eve ning at the J. Ross Mechem home CLARION--Mrs. H. M Black will present a patriotic program at a meeting of the Sisterhood a the Congregational church Wed nesday afternoon. JOICE--The Concordia Ladies Aid will meet Friday with Mrs Paul Dahlby, Mrs. Duavne Dahlby and Mrs. Johnny Truste'm. meeting of the local W. C. T U will meet Wednesday afternoon a the home of Mrs. T. H. Humo. ST. ANSGAR-The Lutheran Brotherhood will meet Thuvsdaj evening at the parish' house PLYMOUTH -- T h e monthly meeting of the local W C T U will be held at Mrs. Belle Hodson's home Thursday afternoon. KANAWHA--The different circles of the W. S. C. S. will mee Thursday afternoon as follows, -ircle No.' 1 at the home of Mrs C. E. Mulholland; Circle No. 2 St the home of Mrs. Henry Christenson; Circle No. 3. at the home of Mrs. Helmer Hill Specializing In Acute Chronic Disease Dr. A. F. Fankhauser, D. C. S. O. T. Technician riionc 854 for Apppointmcnls 22 3rd SI. X. W. over to sociability. The was given a purse of cash. Mr. Hodum came here in June" 1941, from Wartburg seminary, Jubuque, to succeed the Rev. A J . Karsten as pastor. During his stay here he not only ministerec o the needs of his parishioners but was active in civic life He was secretary of the Alta Vista Commercial club for the past year and for about 2 years was scoutmaster of the local Boy Sceuts Whjle at Glenwood City he will also be in charge of a mission post at Forest, Wis. The Rev. C. Bosholm of Waverly will come about March' 1 to ucceed Mr. Hodum. Masons Get Gavell Made in Jerusalem Goldfield--Fountain City Ma sonic lodge has received x Ma S °i? lc ., gavel · fram Jerusalem !j L. was given ' to the l°=a lodge by Col. Harold E. Pride formerly of Ames, now serving a an army officer in Africa. Colonel Pride took his 3rd de gvee at the local lodge and is a son-in-law of the late John Montgomery, past master of the loca Lodge. The head of the gavel is stone from King Solomon's hickasaw Goes Over ts Quota in War Bonds N'ew Hampton-R. A . Stoh and H. V. Maas, Chickasaw county var bond co-chairmen, Tuesday nnounced that Chickasaw county ad again purchased more than heir quota, which was 5568,000. Bond buyers in the county pur- hased more than $571.000 worth f bonds and some returns will till be made. The co-chairmen aid the county was also one of he few to exceed its E bond quota, he drive was a success despite he fact that no house to house impaign was made. --- --"e *j"njinuu a Quarry whence came the stone for the temple. The handle is olive wood Colonel Pride purchased the javel while on duty with the army in the middle east. CO-OTSHiPPERS HAVE GOOD YEAR Directors Elected;' They Name Officers Cresco -- The United Shippers Co-opei-alive Association of Cresco held its annual meeting Saturday and reported a very successful year of business in 1943 Officers elected for the current year are as follows: James Svobc- da, Theodore Landswerk and Vern Cui-tis were re-elected directors. Members holding over are Charles Curtis, W. R. Ashley, Ralph Peckham, Ray Webber, Henry Schleuter, and William Wilson Following the regular' meeting of the association, the board of directors met and elected the following officers for the year 1944: Charles Curtis, president; W. R Ashley, vice president; James-'Svoboda, secretary and treasurer. The Babylonians had a numerical system based on 60, instead of 10, and almost as handy as our owru FULL TICKET FRANKLIN FILE! All Officers But One Seeking Re-Election : Hampton--Franklin county $\\ cers with the exception o£ t Webb, county clerk, have iv for re-election. Webb, republic's who has held the office a nun$il of years, will not run again k'S cause of his health and advan' J " years. .;, Harry \V. Jorgensen, who * served as drainage clerk '·! deputy auditor the last sev. ; .· years, will be a candidate on'.·'([! republican ticket for the offic '"^) county clerk. ·:?;! Those up for re-election are)4 -. Hobson, county attorney r} I Hackbai-th, treasurer; R. D Msfi I head, auditor; Miss Hilda Boc VI man, recorder; Chades W Nr-t/.T sheriff; Dr. J. F. Martin, corotl Harold Blewett, state represent live; G. M. Anderson, first disl^f supervisor, and H. T. Jurgens f t . ! ond district supervisor. All art,-''/I publicans except Miss Bockehwt who is a candidate fon the ' *"'* cratic ticket. VIrs. E.Briggs Rites, rleld in Methodist Ihurch of Rockford Rockford--Funeral services Mrs. Elmer F. Briggs, 77, w leld Monday afternoon at f-1 {ockford Methodist church w - ' S he Rev. Fred A. Smith otfici'* 1 * ng. ! ; ,!.v Surviving are "a son, Ralph '?t Briggs, Chicago Heights, 111 a?;? n. sister, Miss Mary Alice Funi^j on, Hocfcford. *"'* Burial was at BockforcJ. fc. RASH SootS«i cool; reli»-' li*p«r rsah--often jj*Z vent ife with Uexs*r tt» uttinvnt Budiest I »r»(l«r.;Crt FURTHER REDUCTIONS COATS Now you carrget a real bargain in a winter coat! Just 25 fur trimmed and untrimmed coats at less than half price! Remember these are all taken from our regular stock of QUALITY COATS! Come Wednesday morning for first choice! : 11 FUR TRIMMED COATS I Green, size 11, Black Persian Lamb Collar, 100% wool $8 Black, size 1 2, London Dyed Squirrel Collar, 1 00% wool '. \ $17 Brown, size 11, Ocelot Fur Collar, 1 00% wool, was $49.95 $21 Black, 1 8'/ 2 , Black Persian Collar, was $49.95, now $21 Black, 40, Black Persian Lamb Collar, was $49.95, now $21 Block, 14, Silver Fox Collar, 100% wool, was $59.95, now ....".'.'.'.'.'"'" $21 Natural Tweed, 16, Genuine Beaver Collar, 100% wool, was $59.95, now $21 Blue, 14, London Dyed Squirrel Collar, 100% wool, was $69.95, now $31 Black, 42, London Dyed Squirrel Collar, 100% wool, was $69.95, now.'.'.' $sf Black, 16, Baby Kolinsky Collar, 80% wool, 20% rabbits hair, was'$75 now $31 Black, 24V'2 Mountain Sable Collar, 75% wool, 25% rabbits hair was $75, now ' ' _,. 14 UNTRIMMED COATS t Bfack, 12, 87% wool. Clearance Price, only $5 Black, H, 75% wool, was SI9.95, now only '..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. $7 Wine, 13, Brown, 14, Brown 15, were $19.95, now only '..'.'.I'."." $9 Brown'Tweed, 18 and 40,'were $22.95, clearance price only'..'."'" $, 0 / Black and White Plaid, 14, 100% wool, was $22.95, now ' $1 0 Brown Herringbone, 18, 100% wool, zipper wool lining, was $25, now.'.'.'. $10 Green Herringbone Tweed, 11, 100% wool, was $25. now / Brown Tweed, 10, was $25, clearance price only Tan Herringbone Tweed, all wool, 14'/2, was $29.95. now only Heather Fleece, 16V 2 , wos $29.95, clearance price only Black, 16'/ 2 , 100% wool, a fine coaV, was $39.95, now only . . $10 $10 $17 Second Floor if-

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