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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

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16 Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MAY PREVIEW GOP PLATFORM Faced With Convention Fight Over Policy , By JACK BELL Washington, (/p)_The G. O. P , faced with a probable convention battle over foreign policy, may preview Its presiSential campaign platform at a meeting of the republican postwar advisory council before delegates meet in Chicago on June 25 and nominate the ticket. Although National Chairman Harrison E. Spanzler has made no move to convene the council since its Alackinac island conference in September, Seu. Taft (It-Ohio) suggested the group ought to meet at least a week in advance to complete a report for submission to the convention's resolutions committee. Sen. V a n d e n b e r g (R-Mich.) said he probably would ask a foreign policy subcommittee of the council to meet and "take a last look at international developments" before it reports finally Other members are Sen. Austin (R-Vt.), Gov. Dwight H. Green of Illinois, Gov, Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, Rep. Bolton (R- Ohio) and Hep. Eaton (R-N. J ) Vandenberg told a reporter that so far he sees no need of altering the Macfcinac foreign policy statement; which pledged "responsible participation by the United States in postwar co-operative organization among sovereign nations to prevent military aggression and to attain permanent peace with organized justice in a free world." "J «' as "ever better satisfied ·with the declaration than I am at this minute," Vandenberg said "I nave yet lo see any other pa'rty remotely approach it in a clear statement of policy." However, Sen. Ball (R-Minn.) said he, for one, was not satisfied to stand on the Mackinac declaration and intends to work toward a more definite declaration in the party platform. "Of course," Ball said, "everybody is in favor of international collaboration but the party ought to be more specific about the course it plans to follow. There is nmv no argument about the broad objectives, but the people want lo ·Know how we are going to *et there." " MACKENZIE SAVES TIRES Fort Wayne, Ind., (U.R)--There's gold in them thar tires. Or so thinks Arthur Moore of Pierceton, who works In a Fort Wayne war plant. Moore was driving home from work one day and discovered that his car was on fire. Immediately lie got out, jacked up the automobile and removed all four tires Jn order to save them. The tires still are as good as gold. Moore's car was destroyed by the blaze. Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AAT USED .MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 302 Second S. W. Phone 377 Face New Withdrawals in Russia By DEIVITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst One of liie several pressing rea sons why Hitler is risking his shii to win a sensational victory at th Anzio- Netturn bridgehead be low Rome^an he has create a very seriou situation indee ·for the allies-is to distract th j attention of. hi i people and wa v e r i n g allie from his ow dire straits o the R u s s i a n front. As the signs now read we can not be far off from a general with drawal of the whole vast naz front. This was some 1,200 mile long in its more prosperous days but the red armies have driven i so full of salients that it now to lals over 2,000 serpentine miles-an utiwieldly and highly vulner able battle line. The wonder is-and this is a U-ibute to German generalship--that nazis haven' been stampeded long before thi« The present 3 great Russian of fensives against this line-- nortl center and south--are acting a mightv levers that are detachin the Hitlerites from strategic an chors without which the fron continue to hold. The northert two-thirds of it will have to pul back at least to positions runnin- from the vicinity of Riga, Latvia southward through Brest Litovslc in pre-war Poland, to the Carpa thians. Meanwhile Marshal vori Maim stein's forces on the extremt southern wiug, which have been clinging so stubbornly lo the Dnieper bend death-trap, are in (he astonishing position of havini been swung around until they are facing north by northeast 'ant P r oj e c t dangerously eastwarc from the rest of tho-fine. This has been brought about by the ret drive from Kiev westward into Poland. \ Thus Mannstein's Dnieper bend troops, have their backs toward' the Bessarabian border, a n d whatever forces he is able to save from annihilation wil have to retreat to the Dniester river, which forms this border, unless there's a sharp change in the present position. That's the crisis which Hitler has been trying to avoid--being driven up against this Bes- sarabian gateway to the, Balkans He's terrified that such a retreat w i l l precipitate an upheaval among his Balkan satellites. There is one peculiar development which might work to Hitler's advantage and enable him to delay his general withdrawal a bit. This is the phenomenal arrival of spring already in parts of the Russian front -- something which, according to the experts hasn't happened before in generations. As a. result of the warm weather, the dread mud has made its appearance to hamper military operations. Only time will (ell whether this peculiar weather means a lone, ivet spring which would impede the Russians, or whether it presages an edually early summer, which would enable the eager red troops to get ahead with their job: In any event, fate has written that the Hitlerites will have to pull back towards the fatherland to new positions in the not distant future. Chiusi, central Italian town non- reported to be the German army communication center, is under- laid with a labyrinth of passages dating from pro-Roman days. 3 County Supts. Attending Great Lakes Rural Education Session Miss Hazel V. Thomas, Mason ^ity; Miss Clara B. Olson, Forest pity, and H. G. Doeringsfeld, H a m p t o n , superintendents o f schools ot 3 North Iowa counties, are attending the Great Lakes conference on vural education at Chicago. Miss Thomas is one of the panel nembers in a discussion of the opic, "Problem of State and -ounty Administration D u r i n g he Present Emergency." Paul B. Norris, director o£ ru- ·al education for the Iowa department of public instruction, is chairman/of the program comniit- ee for the conference which is ponsored by the rural education division of the National Educa- ion association and the public nstruction d e p a r t m e n ts and caching institutions of Illinois owa, Michigan, Minnesota and' Visconsin. f acob Claus Funeral Services Held at Church in Plymouth Funeral services for Jacol "laus were held Monday after oon at the Methodist church ii lymouth with the Rev. L. E archett officiating, assisted b Rev. Paul Hegsted. Burial \va_ Oakwood cemetery at Ply- iouth. Pallbearers were John oplerud, Leroy Lesch, Harok r itt, Roy Witt, Archie Anderson nd Herbert Claus CIVIL AIR PATROL CLASS READY FOR -MILITARY DRILL--Forty-five minutes of the 2/ hours spent by the CAP classes at the local armory each Tuesday and Thursday evenings are given over to military drill. Pictured is a typical class of about 50 members shown with part of the staff of the Mason City squadron. As can be seen in the picture, women as well as men are taking advantage of the academic instruction and military training offered. All rules of military courtesy are observed thus providing basic training for service with the army, \VAC oi- other branches of the service. Besides Mason Cityans, the classes have members from Radcliffe Osage, Garner, Clear Lake and Belmo'nd.. ' Shown at the front of the close order formation is Stanley MacPeak, commander of the squadron. Directly behind him are 4 of the staff members who Were present Left to right they are 2nd Lieutenants Dale Haves, personnel officer; Robert Hubbard, training officer; Merivn Parks, executive officer, and Merrill Parks, adjutant. Persons without uniform are the army corps reservists. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving) CAP Starts New Meteorology Class as Part of Training ] 8 Women, 32 Men in Attendance 2 Evenings Weekly to Drill, Study )on L. Gwynne, Block ompany Manager, Goes nto Armed Services Don L. Gwynne, who has been anager of the Block Coal corn- any here for the past 2 years ft Tuesday for a visit with hi« mily, temporarily visiting in maha, before leaving to entei e army on Feb. 23. E. E. Thompson, resident o ason City for several years and rmerly in the financial business ere, was named manager of the lock comnany here, replacing r. Gwynne. The circle is divided into 360 egrees because the Egyptians ice thought the year had 360 ays. for cars that stand up in wartime" to Siudebaker. Yo'u're certainly 'riVht^v you iif the Studebaker Champion is °'T d '3 t" 0 , an ° w n c r monc y and b«»t «o nan^e" bms our^of Pi ° OS; mj ' tot ? 1 . mainlc withstand hard punishment. TM" exceedl'*4V " dc ° f P r °P cr servicing, did - . - -- j - gave me rc- -.-- r- JV «r rugged West Virginia mountain roads and performed marvclously. On (he three Champions; my total mainte- iff* Kill*- mitr.',].* -- f _ . . * . ._ . withstand hard punishment. not , « , ,, rSSS^ ^^Kfeas » "" ijjiico uii ji «tnd us tires look '^^'i *«·» _ t ^ . . 'iles more. not exceed $40." fier -- j ---- ". ,«*»* i^ notched bv ihat of many other Studebakcr owners from coast to coast. NORTH IOWA MOTOR C °CCX - » ·iwut, OO . . : Ptene»r omJ Poc.^ofctr m Autcmoffy, A new class in meteorology is : ust being started at the armory under the direction of the civil air patrol squadron with H. H. Boyce, local high school instructor, and representatives of the civil aeronautics administration in charge, Stanley H. MacPeak, commander of the local squadron, announced Friday. Classes averaging 50 members, about 18 of them women, are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings each week from 7:30 to 10 o'clock. Attendance is voluntary. Subjects offered in "basic types of work include motor maintenance, international code, infantry drill, navigation and./meteorotogy. Among those taking: advantage of the instruction and training provided are about 20 young; men, 17 year olds, aivailinjf call for cadet training. At all meetings all the rules of military courtesy are observed thus accustoming the men and women who will later serve elsewhere to the forms ana customs observed by the army. These courses are also basic for 1VAC training and the women arc entitled to wear the WAC uniform with the exception of the buttons, if they want to. The CAP is a national organization with headquarters in New York. Each state has a wing of the CAP and the wings are broken into groups. Iowa has 5 such groups, each of which in turn is broken into from 3 to 5 squadrons. The Mason City squadron includes , about 70 persons. 80 per cent of whom arc from Mason City. Since the CAP is an auxiliary i of Ihe army air corps, their offi- ' cers rate a salute the same as army officers of their rank. All work done in the CAP is voluntary and with the exception of those on 'active duty" the members buy iheir own uniforms and defray :hcir own expenses. As lo the uniforms, the CAP members are the only civilians al- owed lo wear the regulation uniform of the army. They are distinguished by the bright red shoulder straps and blue sleeve patch til the red propeller centering I white triangle and with the! vhite "U. S.'' below. By active' luty is meant-those serving on he coastal patrol and forest patrol r flying the courier service. On the local-scene the activities if the CAP extend to postimr ruards at various points during blackouts, such as at (he airport and its approaches, their own headquarters anil other points vhich come Under their jurisdic- ion. Perhaps their longest period of I ontmuous service recently includ- d Ihc hours of guard d u t y at the cene of the crash of the army roinbtr near Mason City some months ago. Less than half an our after the crash, members verc on the scene and accepted a ull shave of responsibility of uarriing the wreckage and the eavch for the widely strewn bits f wreckage and equipment. Kven after the army invcstiga- ors, medical officers and military olice arrived the CAP was asked o continue its work by assisting he regular army men. The mem- ers were on continuous duty from hortly after the crash until the vreckagc had been loaded and removed from the scene. The CAP was created by the j ffice of civilian defense on Dec. ] . 1941, for the purpose of binding i Aether all the-privatc pilots and ' sizable ground and administrative force'for the protection of the country's airports. The staff on the Mason City squadron is composed of Mason City men. They are Stanley H. MacPeak, commander; Merlyn R. Parks, executive officer; Merrill Parks, adjutant; Robert Hubbard training officer; Sylvan Huselin operations officer; Dale Hayes personnel officer; Henrv Thomas-' supply officer: and Hubert Bush' flight officer, teaching navigation AH have 2nd lieutenants' commissions in the civil air patrol. As to the future of the organization, said Commdr. MacPeak, it is an organization for private flying people. In the unit now are a dozen people, including 2 women taking private flying lessons Enlistments in the organization are never closed to those who would sincerely like to'find some way to contribufe to the defense and war effort, he 'stated. In the Russian w i n t e r a wounded soldier, if lying in the open, will die of frost in 10 minutes to half an hour. Y COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED Centennial Being Observed, Says Klath Fitly Y. M. C. A..members were notified Monday moruing of appointments to committees to, 1944. In his letter to the- appointees President Carl Klath called attention to the fact t h a t 1944 is the centennial year of the Y. M. C. A. and expressed the hope and expectation that activities of the association will be geared into this observance. "It is only through the interest and efforts of members such as yourself that the 1'. JI. C. A. has progressed during these years," he wrote. Following are the committees: Executive personnel -- C a r l Klath, Jerry Poland, G. S. Marty, L. G. Hawkins and O. A. Sattei Finance--L. G. Hawkins, H. A. O'Leary, Edgar Gage, Jr., and \ M. Halsor. House -- Louis Wolf. D G Klempnauer and Ear! Enters. World service--Roger Putton Dr. G. M. Crabb and Al Zack. Membership--Edmund Dunlop K C. Heneman, Roy Weber, D G Klempnauer. L. A. Page Orvilie Knutson, Bill Strong, Joe Daniel; and George. Harrer. U. S. Military Service--H A O'Leary, W. P. Butler, W Earl Hall and H. J. Reiber Boys--R. C. Keister, George Mendon, Roy Bailey. L. M. Cub- ] bison, Orville Knutsoo. Henry Pendergraft, Francis Brouwer and Bob Anderson. Physical -- Earl Ehlers Jake Mallo, O.. A. Satter. M. E. Clayburg, Dal Davis, Milton Decker Abbott Wolf, Edgar Gage Roger Patton, W. R. Walton, L. A Pa«e and Bob Lee. Industrial--Al Znck. Fred Stef- fen, R. C. Schackelford and Bill! Tyler. Legal affairs -- George Marty and C. E. Cornwell. Ray Jones, Carpenter, Dies at Minneapolis Guldfield -- Hay Jones, 57, contractor and carpenter here, died at Minneapolis late Sunday following a major operation. Mr. Jones had been following his chosenj profession until last month when he went to Minneapolis to consult specialists and underwent an operation last week from which he failed to recover. Mr. Jones was born in Illinois March 8, 1886, and came to Iowa with his parents, Mr. and Mrs J R. Jones in early childhood. He grew to manhood here and for many years made his home in Minnesota, coming back to Goldfield a number of years ago and working at the carpenter trade He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Adeline Ruslom and 2 grand- He also - 3 sisters. be at Minneapolis sons of Minneapolis, leaves 4 brothers' and Funeral will Wednesday. CHOSEN "SWEETHEART" Clarion--Miss Miriam Sankey, a j u n i o r at Park college, Park- vilJe, Mo., was chosen "Sweetheart 7 ' of the annual Sweetheart ball held there Saturday night. The honor of being chosen is determined by the vote of the college men. Miss Sankey is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Sankey. Mr. Sankey is superintendent of the Wright county schools. IVIlL BUY PIPE ORGAN Feiiton--The 1 Fenton Methodist church has ·undertaken to raise funds to buy a pipe organ. A memorial organ fund has been organized with Wilfred Stoeber treasurer; Mrs. Dale Weisbrod secretary, and Carl Kern, Mrs.' Milton Weisbrod, Dale Weisbrod Mrs. John Light, S. E. Etraley and Clarence Osborn on the board of directors for the fund. GET CREDENTIALS Manly--Six high school students of the commercial department have received their O A T certificate from the Grogg credential department of New York. The group i n c l u d e s Shirley Barker, Gayloi- Collis, Merle Dickmosn, Monica Dobel, Grace Northway and Robert Wilder SCOUTS PRESENT SKIT AT ROTARY Give "Christmas Carol" With War Bond Angle Boy Scouts from various troops, Sea Scoulship and Cub Packs presented a program commemorating . Boy Scduls Anniversary Week at : i\\ the regular noon meeting of Hotary club Monday at · the Hotel Hanford. Henry DeWolI, scoutmaster of Troop No. 35, was in charge of p, the program, which consisted of ij: talks and a dramatization o£ the 5V "Christmas Carol" as applied to fi the War Bond drive. Scoutmaster DeWolf told Ro- tavians that the scouts had been commissioned as "gleaners after · the reapers" in the present W a r ; Bond campaign. He also slated).,« that at the annual Winnebago; V j Council meeting, or Jan. .21, t h e V { l largest membership in its history r'fA was reported. ji;i "The boys are going ahead and Hi. doing the job. When we see boys ?V!f ; | marching on ahead of (he boys 5/1*1 who have never been in scouting, it helps those of vis who have devoted ouv time to the cause," Mr. DeWolf. , Richard Linder. Bay-i-tyl mond Holtz, Jack Page, Crr'-'''**" Tierney and Keith McGuire. The Boys Work committee oKl Rotary, L. M. Cubbison, chair|^3 man, T. L. Connor, F. C. Hene" man and M. C. Lawson, was in charge of the program. Father C. Burnett Whitehead presided. Woodrow W. Clark, field scout executive, was a guest of Earle K. Behrend, local scout executive. _ __ Fliers downed at sea on a rubber raft now are equipped with a small electric lamp which pro- iects a 1,500-candlepower beam to aid in night rescues. )'$ SONOTONE HEARING SERVICE We are pleased to announce that GUY G. ARONHAI.T Certified Sonotone consultant, will be at (he Hanford Hotel, Mason City Wednesday, Feb. 16 F ° r * h « Scientific Correction of Unsatisfactory Hearinr He Invite You To Call. Hours 1 p. m. to 6 p. m. Audiometric Hearing Tests and Consultations Without Charge or Obligation More Souoloncs Arc Sold Than Any Other Hearing- Aid. Write for Free Booklet and private appointment in your oivn home. SONOTONE OF ROCHESTER 100 First Ave. Blflg., Rocbester, Minn. EXTRA SPECIAL PURCHAS6 unfinished -- ready-to-paint ^ - ^ ^^ unTinisnea -- ready-to-paint KlXCHEN UNITS UTILITY BASES CORNER DISH SECTIONS WALL SECTIONS CORNER TABLES WALL CABINETS Bring in your measurements Double Door-Wall Section 12 inches deep-- 16 inches high and 24 inches wide. Double Door-Wall Section 12 inches deep -- 16 inches high -- 30 inches wide. Every piece well sanded and ready to paint. Good hardware. Every~ piece all wood, mill made. Corner Wall-Dish Rack Open face, two shelves, 36 inches high. Corner Wall-Dish Rack Open face, two shelves. Size--24x24x36 high. UTILITY BASES One Drawer Large Compartment SIZES 18 in. wide, 24 D, 35 H 20 in. wide, 24 D, 35 H 24 in. wide, 24 D, 35 H 27 in. wide, 24 D, 35 H 30 in. wide, 24 D, 35 H WALL SECTIONS One and Two Door- Two Shelves SIZES x 18 in. wide, 12 D, 36 H 24 in. wide, 12 D, 36 H 27 in. wide, 12 D, 36 H 30 in. wide, 12 D, 36 H Large Selection. Shop Today. Corner Table 24x24 top, well constructed. Has one leg. Fits in the corner. ALL PRE-WAR BUILT \

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