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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE in the :* * » * KHAKI AND BLUE PETE A. KDtOFF, M6MM 2/c C STEPHEN KIROFF . »»TM , BROTHERS HOME FOR HOLIDAYS -Pete A. Kiroff, home from . -----"-·'« uiMbt; j*/ Vj ucuiit; iiuiut* iiQIfJ. OVHTS63S in time for the holidays and is still here on a,30 day leave from 13 months of overseas service. He took part in the invasion of Normandy. MoMM 2/c Kiroff was recently transferred frorn fireman 1/c to his present rating. He wiU . report to New York for reassignment at the end of his ,, leave.. . ' . . Here also a part of the time was his brother, Stephen, who was given,a 5 day holiday leave from the Great Lakes Where he is in training. He has returned to-that station but .is expected home again the latter part of the month I hey are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Kiroff, 1021 Tyler --V-- --V-Lt Idler, Commissioned in November, Now Overseas . Was Graduated From Fort Benning Infantry School; Home in Nov. Word has been received here that Lt. Leighton Idler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Otto, route 3, has arrived safely in Italy. Idler received his commission last Nov. 16 upon being graduated from the infantry: school at Fort Benning, Ga., and spent a few days delayed enroute at Thanksgiving time with' his. parents before going to his point of embarkation at Fort George Meade, Md. Lt. Idler was .inducted into the service Dec. 16, 1942, and served with the field artillery at Camp Claiborne, La;, before going to . Camp Howze, Tex., acting as staff sergeant, later being transferred to Fort Benning for his course in officers' training. At the infantry school, -the world's largest · institution of its-* kind, he took a 17 weeks' course to fit him for his new responsibilities. The course covered a technique of handling all the variec modern infantry weapons and tactics of leading small infantry units in combat. It also included study of varied subjects along the lines ot administration and military law, which future officers musi have. The men attending the officer candidate school are the besl privates, corporals and sergeants .of the entire army selected by their superiors lor outstanding intelligence and qualities of leadership. During the course even the mildly incapable are weeded oul so that the men who are graduated with commission's are America's finest soldiers fully qualified to be leaders in the'TI. S. army Y TO NEW ASSIGNMENT--Edward H. Barlow, shipfitter 3/c, has returned to his new assignment at Newport, B. I., after spending a 15 day leave at the home of his mother, Mrs. Arthur Barlow, 601 Pennsylvania N E Barlow had been serving the Past 3i/ 2 years on the Atlantic. His half-brother, Kenneth Wilson Moon, seaman J/c, is now sErvuig in the south Pacific. He had previously been in (he Aleutians, LT. LEIGHTON t.;)tDLEK - ---- FKOM 31 MONTHS COMBAT--Kenneth W. Murray, wateriender 1/c, was home on leave following 31 months of overseas combat serving on a destroyer on the Pacific and At- Janlic, the last 2 years in the At- lanhc. He has been visiting his "jotter, Mrs. Nellie Murray, U9J4 south Federal. Mnrray wears 6 stars for 6 major campaigns. He took part In the African, Italian and Normandy Invasions, and has been in England, the Aleutian islands, Russia, South America and the Azores. He enlisted at Cheyenne, Wyo. He expects to go to the Pacific for his next assignment --V-France is Europe's second largest country, covering 212 659 square miles; with a world-wide empire spread over four continents, totaling 5,150,000 square miles. ----V-Natives hunting wild ' yak in Tibet generally go in pairs for the beast, unless mortally wounded, will charge furiously at his attacker. HOME FROM MEDITERRAN- EAN r-f°seph Francis Ryan, quartermaster 2/c, who has been serving on an tCI in the Mediterranean 'area, for the past 6 months, will report the last of the week to Charleston, S. Car, for further orders, following a holiday leave here. He had been visiting- at the home of his par- -- Y-v . Peninsula in the hilippines is about 1.000 square miles in area. Are Doing « · * ' * * * * * LT. R. L. MAJOR sure where to find the ball. Some of the small native boys standing around in the middle of the golf course would steal the ball and try to sell it back to you about 5 holes later." Lt. Major is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Major, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Major. His wife makes her home for the present with her father G N Ivan, 112 12th N, W. y ^ . ORVTLLE W. HIATT -MaM 2/0 --Seaman I/c SfE ON PACIFIC, ONE ON ATLANTIC-OrviUe Wayne iuatt, MaM 2/c, is in Mason City on a 30 day leave from J^?l of service as a mail specialist in the Hawaiians and Midway, His wife, who has been working as inspector at the Ankeny plant in Des Moines, is here with him and wiU accompany him to San Francisco, Cal., where he is to report at the end of his leave. His brother, Paul P. Hiatt, seaman 1/c, is now on shore patrol in London, England. He had previously been in carpenter's work there, haying been stationed in England the past year. They are the sons of Mrs. Grace Jensoa, 109 Monroe N. W. --V-- __y__ "Solomon's Castle Like Hotel Hanford," Writes Lt. Major Tells of Observations Made on Plane Trip to Biblical Country Solomon's castle in Jerusalem, where he kept his many wives, Looks more like the Hanford hotel in Mason City than a castle, and the Sea of Galillee is about 3 times as big as Clear Lake. Those are some- of the observations of Lt. Robert L. Major, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Major, 102 12th N. W., who wrote of having nade a trip by .plane across Africa, the Suez canal and into Palestine. In Africa stops were made at Chartoun, Luxor and Cairo. At ,uxor they saw King Tut's tomb, among others, from the air, but did hot have a chance to visit hem. The most interesting thing there was for him to do in Cairo, having jeen. there before, was to sit on he veranda of his hotel and watchj he people. "You can see anything from a beggar to European royalty if you stay there long enough' le stated. He said that he had seen Joris Duke Cromwell come to Cairo to open up a USD canteen "or allied soldiers. The nearest to anything like lome he had seen since.he lefl the states was Tel 'Aviv, his firsi stop after flying across the Suez re described it as a very nice city. A lot of European refugees hac migrated to this place since the start of the war. Most of them had small shops of some kind. Jerusalem has 3 parts: The nicest jart is what is called the modern city and is only 35 years old. The ild city is the part built after the time of Christ, and the 3rd is the y ancient city of Jesusalem, now called Mt. Zion. There are actually 3 walls iround Jerusalem, wrote Lt. Ma- 6r, closer to the city than he 'had magined. The famous Jewish Vailing Wall is a part of these. At all times of the day you can find Jewish people praying at the wall," he said. "They are still try- ng to get the temple back from he Arabs." Jewish .and Arab juarters are separated fay iron tates. One of the most beautiful things le ever expected to see, he wrote, ras a Calvary in the Church of tie Holy Sepulchre, which he vis- ted, built over the spot where Christ was crucified. The altar of the Crucification is mostly solid old. Lt. Major said that he was dis- ppointed not to get to enter the Jarden of Gethsemane but did see : and the Mount of Olives from a istance. There were no olive trees n. the Mount because when the Arabs took the city from the Jews iiey flit down all the trees for umber. Modern Palestine, wrote Lt. Maor, had some 200 communal set- lements, a c t u a l l y communistic rganizations, each one having rom 200 to 2,000 people. It is in Jordan river valley, all below -- level. AH inhabitants work In he fields or whatever that partfc- lar settlement happens to special- ze in. "Some have canneries, some uild furniture and some raise rops and all of them raise babies. The very young children'are kept n nurseries and each settlement las its own school. They all eat n the same dining room. Married ouples have just enough rooms o accommodate their families, "one of these people have any money because they have nothing o buy. Except for the different idustries, they are all very much the same. It is a true form of communism and much the same way s it was started in Russia." Lt. Major stated that on his way ack to his APO he had had to wait in Cairo again, for transpor- ation. While there he had played olf on a course as fine as any he ad seen in the states. "The only rouble was the fact that after ou hit a drive you were never ADVANCED ON MINESWEEPER--Robert Brace Wiggins, sta-" tinned on a minesweeper in Hawaii, has been advanced to the rating ot signalman j/ c . Wiggins had been in on the Philippine invasion. His wife lives at 1110 6th S. W. (Russell photo.) PROMOTED TO CORPORAL Robert Ho well, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Howell, Ventura, has been promoted to the rank of technical corporal at Camp Swift, Tex., where he has been stationed the past month taking additional work in surgery. He expects to so overseas soon. FRIDAY, JANUARY S, 1945 ADVANCED IN PHILIPPINES --Carroll S. (Bad) Johnson has been advanced to the ratine of coxswain in the Philippines, where he is at present stationed. Coxswain Johnson has been in the south Pacific since last April and for a time was stationed in New Guinea. Then be was transferred to a seaplane tender and has been in the Admiralties, Biak and vicinity of Halmahera. One brother, Wallace, is with the 7th army In France. Coxswain Johnson's wife and son live at Z723 Jefferson S. W. He is the son of Mr., and Mrs. J. M. Johnson, 400 6th S. W. - ----V-- MADE CORPORAL IN ENGLAND--Costa D. Bnmeliote has been promoted to the rank of corporal In England, 'according to word received -here. CpL Bu- meliote is with the engineer combats and has been overseas since the middle of November: His wife and daughter live at 1032 Harrison N. W. He went nto the service last April and was stationed at Camp Van Doren, Miss., before goinr overseas. .. y Adds Distinguished "lying Cross to Air Medal in India Second Lt. John Haaheim, navi- jator, who recently received the air medal in India, has added another medal, this time the distinguished flying cross, according to mnouncement received f r o m leadquarters of his base in that area. The award was made to officers and enlisted men of his bombardment group for services from May 10 to Sept 1944, "for extraordinary achievement by participating in heavy bombardment missions md allied operational flights to- aling more than 200 hours dur- ng which exposure to enemy fire was probable and expected." "These flights, which they have lown from bases in India, over 3urma, Thailand, China and the Andaman islands," continued the citation, '.'have been ' eminently successful. The devotion to duty exhibited in the execution of these assignments and the co-operation displayed therein as an essential and vital part of a combat team, las contributed much to the successes characterizing these operations." . Lt Haaheim is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike-Haaheim, 725 Jefferson N. W. His wife also lives at that address. --v-Whereabouts Capt. .and Mrs. E. F. Craychee eturned to Springfield, m., fol- owing a holiday leave spent here visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Craychee, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hyde. Sgt. Richard Hetland, son of Mrs. Theresa Hetland, 211 Connecticut N. E., is spending a 14 day furlough here. Sgt Hetland las been weather station chief at the air base in Red Bank, N. J., and will report back there at the end of his furlough. Word has. been received that vt Ralph B. Connelly reached taly on Christmas eve. Pvt Connelly's wife and 2 sons live at 542 5th S. E. He is a brother of Lt toy E. Connelly, now stationed in Germany. Aviation Cadet Richard A. La'r- on, son ot Mr. and Mrs. Fred A, .-arson, 623 Jersey S. E., has com- ileted his basic flying training at Merced army air field , Cal., and will now proceed to an army advanced flying training school, where he will take the final steps oward attainment of his silver ilot wings. Lt (j. g.) Francis H. Ryan sent ate, greetings for the holidays when he arrived in New York dur- uig the week from a trip over- eas. Lt Ryan is with the mer- hant marines. His brother, Pfc. Don Ryan, spent a 2 weeks' fur- STIMSON SILENT ON 4-F DRAFT Has No Comment on Byrnes Recommendation Washington, (ff)--The question whether 4-F's anTto be drafted tor war jobs or army service wen! unanswered Thursday 'at Secretary of War stimson's new conference. The setretary, who wld t weeks its phjFtlcal lUndard* was Mked about War MobiW tton Director June* F. Byrnes recominencUUon that physically deferred men be called upon to don uniform* or overall* Stimson said he had no comment now. a^^V 2 "^ 6 Ume B ymes was advised by the railroad-brother- Hoods, weekly newspaper ."Labor" to "nurse his political wounds in private." The publication con- ended Byrnes was exaggerating we manpower-production problem. Sen. Kilgore (0. W. Va.) declared he did not think it would be fair to draft 4-F's for war plant work at military pay rates. He said they might better be put iilo uniform to release not only :iyilian war and navy workers in i»is country and abroad but physically fit men now holding down desk jobs. Crittclzlnt Byrnes* proposal to ynt 4-F*s into war plants, "Labor" said Byrnes' "clamor for compulsion comes in the face of the fact hat by voluntary means workers lave set a record of production hat has amazed the world." Challenging the contention that here is a shortage of workers, ·Labor" said it had a confidential nemorandum circulated in one of he war agencies which denied hat there was a shortage an* said hat the declaration of manpower shortages and demand for stricter abor control has "discouraged American workers, fomented resentment, beclouded our real production problems and given aid and comfort to the enemy." The publication did not identify the war agency. /ocational Agriculture Schools Operated in a Decline to 130 Des 'Moines, (£·)--Due to the ittortage of instructors, the num- er of Iowa high schools operat- ng vocational agriculture depart- nents this year has been reduced o 130, L. H. Wood, director of vocational education in the state department of public instruction said Thursday. The 130 is a reduction of 33 rom last year and of 73 from the peak of 3 years ago. As an emer- Kncy measure, several schools have consolidated their vocational agriculture departments. Dexter joined with Stuart, Manning and Manilla merged, Garfield, Webb and Gffiett Grove consolidated, and Anfceny and Alle- nan combined their departments to conserve instructors. Three schools --Buffalo C e n t e r , St. Charles and Stanhope--are main- aming their departments on a lalf-time basis. A total of 25 departments plan :o offer continuing programs for :arm boys in high school, young :armers and adult farmers. This is an increase of 6 over last year. These departments are: Belle Plains, Carroll, Cresco, Delhi Eldora, Fairfield, Grand Junction Hubbard, Iowa Falls, Mingo, Mon- icello. New Hampton, Olin, Osage Osceola, Fella, Badcliffe, Riceville, Sac City, Sheldon, Shenandoah Story City, Xipton, Wall Lake, and Washington township The total enrollment in all-day vocational agriculture classes is 4,805, or an average of 37 students a department'. Enrollment figures were not available for young farmer part-time and adult farmer evening classes. Hickenlooper Will Fly to Des Moines for foauguranon of Blue Washington, (a)--Sen. Hicken- ooper (R. Iowa) planned to leave Thursday by plane for Des Moines o remain until after the inauguration of his gubernatorial successor, Robert D. Blue, on Jan. II. Hickenlooper resigned as governor effective Wednesday when he was sworn in as senator. The new senator Thursday was assigned to these committees: Banking and currency, civil service, expenditures in executive departments, postofiices and post roads, and public lands and surveys. The table lands of Tibet, in cen- ral Asia, average more than 16,000 feet'in altitude. ough here during the holidays. He s in chemical warfare at Camp Shelby, Miss. They are the sons of Urs. Mabel Ryan, 210 Madison N. IV. Pvt. Earl Carmody. son of Mrs. 'osephine Carmody, 330 East state, was here on a short fur- ough visiting his family and other relatives. His wife and 2 children live at 1944 Taft S. W. Pvt. Bernard Z, Miller, whose wife and 2 sons live at 73* 10th ». E., has arrived in England. Pvt. Miller is with a headquarters com- any of the infantry. As a civilian le was employed at the First National bank, Mason City. Pvt. Barton E. Benner has reported to Kansas City following a » day delay enroute furlough spent lere at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Benner, 1730 Taft S. W. Ke had just completed nis basic training at Camp Fan- oin, Texas. VERSATILE -- This all-around coat, drained for either rain or shine, is made of lustrous Mian- treated gabardine ' with satin side out, in black, navy or natural color. · Navy'Seabees Again Open for Enlistment The navy recruiting station at Mason City is now taking applications from men experienced In construction work or building trades for enlistment or induction m the navy's famous Seabees. Commanding officers' from all branches of military service have frequently given high praise to the resourcefulness and determination ot the navy seabees in accom- p l i s h i n g seemingly impossible -asks under the most difficult and trying conditions. For the past year the seabees have been closed for enlistment and induction, and only recently has the navy again started taking men into this famous organization. Men who quaBfy for enlistment or induction at navy recruiting stations will be assigned petty of- Iicer ratings with pay of $96 to ?114 a month, plus allowances for dependents. Those of induction age, 18-38, will be given letters of directed assignment assuring them hey will enter the seabees when they arrive at the induction station. Chief Gordon Burris of the Mason City navy recruiting station recently stated that this is probably toe-last opportunity, qualified men will have to join the seabees as the_quotas are limited anrthe authorized strength of the Seabees has almost been 'reached Men interested should appiy at once at the navy recruiting station located at Mason City in the Post Office building. The most popular Tibetan drink is butter tea--tea and butter churned together. In Tibet, only the well-to-do use yak butter; the poor eat goat butter. 476,680 IOWA GARDENS IN'44 Report I Garden to 5 Persons in State Des Moines, (IP)--lowans planted 476,680 victory gardens in 1944, or approximately one garden for every 5 persons, Bernard F. Nowack, state director of the citizens service corps, reported Thursday to the fourth victory garden and food preservation' conference. This represented aa increase of about 2 per cent orer Mil, and a Urcer increase Is anticipated in IMS, Nowaek said. Sixty-eight per cent of the- state's 700,000 families planted gardens, which averaged about 8 - ·400 square feet, or 2/10 of an acre, in size and covered a total of 90 987 acres. ' Although 90 per cent of the families who' planted gardens last year indicated their intention o£ having gardens this year, recently imposed rationing restrictions probably will raise' that figure, Nowack said. Nowack declared the source of his information was the Iowa .poll, conducted by the Des Moines Register. "Our goal for 1945 Is to emphasize that everyone, if possible, plant a garden as a contribution to the winning of the war," Nowack declared. "Food is just as vital a weapon of war and just as essential as tanks, 'guns, ships and planes." Sixty-two per cent of the families who raised gardens , had enoni h vegetables remaining from their summer's use to can for winter needs. An additional 24 per cent purchased vegetables to can, and 75 per cent bought fruit to can. A total of 80,000,000 quarts of garden vegetables and fruifs grown and purchased in Iowa was canned m 1944, Nowack told the conference. There are no comparative figures for 1943. . Total market value of the canning, based on a retail price average of 24 cents a quart for vegetables and 34 cents for fruit was $23,000,000. LODGES TO INSTALL Gamer--The Odd Fellows and Bebekahs will hold a joint public installation of officers Monday Jan. 8, at the I. O. O. F. hall. Installing officers will be Alex T. Haamen, deputy grand master of this district and Mrs. Cecil Utt, deputy president. Mr. Hammen and Mrs. Utt will officiate at the installation .of officers- at both ' lodges at Kanawha and Britt. Tender Aching Perspiring Feet ^ Amazing Relief in 5 Minute* Sf 1 ,? totu « of Moone's Emerald Oil with the understanding tliat 1± it does not else Hie pain an d soren«s and do away with aU oHenslve odorj your money win be promptly returned. 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