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Friday, January 5, 1945
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----r--f MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Charles City Globe-Gazette WATERLOO MAN BUYS BUSINESS Mueller Plumbing and Heating Company Sold Charles City--Donn Peterson of Waterloo has purchased the Muel- the plumbing and heating busi- pany of Charles City, and is in possession. Mr. Peterson comes ·from Waterloo where he was in the plumbing and heating musi- ness for 15 years and will handle furnaces,' stockers, water heaters, water softeners and other plumbing and heating equipment. His wife and 6 year old son will- join him here in the spring when school is out at Waterloo. . . , Mr.'and Mrs. Mueller caine here from Webster City, 18 years, ago. Mr^ and Mrs. Mueller have iio'fu- . ture plans other than-they expect to leave soon for Glendale, Cal., where a daughter resides. Harry Kintop arid.Ira'Bohr are employed by Mr. Peterson. -A; A. Koebrich, former assistant postmaster, will be in charge of the 'office". Oscar Peterson Rites Will Beheld Saturday Charles Cityr-Funeral services for Oscar W. Peterson,y78, farmer, living 3% miles 'north · of - Floyd will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Floyd Methodist church. The Hev. W. F. Belling, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery with the Hauser funeral home in charge, where'the body will remain until the lime of the services. ' . - · · · SOLDIEK WOUNDED , Charles ' City--Mrs. John. Hade- rnacher received - word from the war department that her husband, Sgt John D. Rademacher, was' wounded in Italy Dec. 16. He-has been overseas about 9 months with an engineer's battalion. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Rademacher of Floyd, Iowa. PURCHASES HOGS Charles Ctty--Emil J. Weiss reports following purchases of hogs- On Jan. 1, he bought 68 head, weighing 18,295 pounds from Fred Krumrey, at S14.20 a hundred and on Jan. 3, he purchased from Henry Greensweig, 92 hogs, weighing 28,120 pounds, for which he paid $14 a hundred. Manly--Miss Mary Ormsby of Mason.City resigned as teacher of Lincoln school No. 8, southwest of Manly, and ; has gone to her home, planning to go to California later. · Her place'has been filled temporarily by -Mrs. Francis; Metzger, Manly supply teacher. Coughs ·MB CtUl Beware fnw That Hang On Creomulsion relieves promptly because It goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm', and aid nature to soothe and.heal raw, tender, Inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Ten your druggist to seH yon a bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding you must like the -way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money bade. CREOMULSION for Contfa, Cheit Colds, B ronchitu Yank in South Pacific Sees Plenty of Action Charles City--Peter Johnston 300 Patten avenue, has received word of the promotion of his brother, William W. Johnston to the rank of major. The News, came in a r e c e n t letter from Major Johnston, who had been overseas for about 3 years. In one paragraph he wrote: '·'After I had been in Melbourne for.about 6 months I went up to New Guinea in time to see plenty of action. In those days food was not too'good and we spent plenty of time'in foxholes. For a long time there was almost constant bombing and strafing . attacks. Many · things happened--some funny and some tragic." . Major Johnston's fiancee is also overseas and he saw her last in September'.when he took some'Jap prisoners down to the city in Aus tralia where she is'stationed. Charles ..City Couple Separated by Divorce Charles Cily -- Judge T. A. Beardmdre; in -district court Wednesday granted a divorce' to Arlo O'Brien, ' manager of thej local Gamble store,- from Mary-O'Brien oh.ehaT.g^s..of cruel and inhuman treatment:' ·'·" .. ; · ' -' . They were m-irried at West "Union, Novi25i 19J3, and lived together until Nov. 1, 1944. Three children were born to their union. A stipulation provided thai James, one of the children, be given into the custody of the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ed O'Brien and the other 2 are to be confideii equally between the plaintiff anc defendant with the understanding that the 2 .children make their home and live with the defendant, and the plaintiff will contribute such amounts to their support as shall be -deemed necessary tween the divorcing, parties. be- Meetings Of North Iowa Organizations JOICE-r-The North Concordia circle will meet Tuesday afternoon, at the church. GARNER--The Masonic a n d Eastern Star lodges will hold a ioint'installation Df officers at the Masonic hall Tuesday evening. JOICE--The annual business meeting of the Bethany - Lutheran congregation will be held Tuesday at the church at 7:30 p. m. GARNER--The degree staff of the Rebekah lodge will hold a pubic benefit card party at the I. O. O. F. hall Wednesday evening. KANAWHA--The . H a r m o n y club will meet in the high school building Monday evening. JOICE--The annual business meeting of the Beaver Creek Lu- heran congregation will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. in. Dinner will be served by the Ladies' Aid. GARNER--The Garner Dorothy club will meet at the home of Mrs. J. C. Morrison Thursday. CABPENTER--The U. S. O. will meet with -Mrs. Earl Mickelson Monday at 2 p. m.' Installation. Ranawha^-Miss Ida Sachau, who las been a teacher in the grade school for a number of years, has resigned and has gone to' Kansas My, where she has. employment, fe. Archie Nelson of Kanawha vill take her place on the local caching staff. Your Washer Is Not "Expendable" There are no washer replacements these S?. y ?' S 1 ? 6 ,? ne T ° U have must stay on the firing line" until Victory is won--and probably for some time thereafter. It will, too provided you follow the simple use and care rules given above. Remember--better care means less repair and longer wear. PEOPLES' GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY JANUARY COURT GETS UNDERWAY Charles City--The January term of the district court got underway here Tuesday with Judge T. A. Beardmore of Charles City, on the bench. . . . There are 19 criminal cases listed in the calendar, 3 of which are against Mrs. Helen Sehultz Brewer, one of assault with intent to commit murder, one of obstructing public justice.and the other of re sisting an officer. Mrs. Brewer will be. tried on the first named charge, starting on Jan ; 16, before a jury. There are 13 new civil cases listed, one of which is a divorce action, Maxine V. deBest vs. Davidm I* deBesf. Chortes City Briefs Dale Groesbeck left Tuesday for Fort Leavenworth, Kans., enroute to Keesler Field, Miss., where he will begin training for the-army air corps. Bale is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Groesbecfc of Charles City ; Mrs.. Melvin Strebe received word that her husband, S/Sgt. Melvih Strebe, arrived safely in England. . . Francis Gibbons arrived safely in England, -according to word received by his 'parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Gibbons. : S/Sgt. Kenneth M. Chambers, 90 Riverside avenue, was graduated last week front the army air forces central instructors' school at Laredo Army Air Field, Laredo, Tex., a member of the AAF Training Command. He is. now fully qualified to become an Instructor at one of the nation's 7 aerial gunnery schools. · Mn and Mrs. Elmer Fingalsen are the parents of a 'son born Wednesday at the Cedar Valley hospital. Mr. .and Mrs. Glenn Marrs are also the parents of a son, born at the hospital. George Sturm t Sl/6 of Little Beach, Long Island, N. Y., returned to his duties there Monday night following a 2 weeks' leave at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs. John Sturm, and family and with his sister, Mrs. Marjorie Zoso. Community Chest pledges may oe paid, at any of the banks or may be sent to Mrs. H. A. Tolliver, secretary, according to the Community Chest committee - Mr -and Mrs. N. C. Syndergaard of Dallas Center and Mr. and Mrs Joe Cerwinske of Cedar Falls were weekend guests at the O A Cerwinske home. ' Ann Bos was to be hostess to P. E. O. Friday evening at 7-30 Norms Banton was to be in charge of the program. Clarence Lucian and Melvin Horgen are in Chicago this week attending the furniture market The Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting has been postponed for one week. Mrs. Anna Reetz of Nashua was m Charles City Thursday on business. Finds White on Black Plates Easiest Read Ithaca, N. Y., (U.R)--Dr. Curt E Berger, assitsant in the physics department at Cornell university believes the automobile license plate easist to read would have white figures on a black back- pound, with a white frame around the numerals. After more than 12,000 tests with luman eyes here and in Denmark, Berger has designed a series of numbers which give up to 40 per cent, better legibility- than -those currently used on license plates Design, width of line, and proportionate area of numerals are more important than size in increasing legibility of license plates and traffic signs, he says. His improvement isjeffected .by changing we form of numerals, spacing them scientifically, and by narrowing the width of the stroke which forms the figures. For numerals with an area of I, , y ». ° ""^meters, white on a black background, Berger finds the optimum stroke-width for day- ight vision to be 6 mm., which is about one-tbfrd the width of a 3- cent stamp. Black numerals on a white background, however, must have stroke width of 10 mm for greatest legibility. Where white figures are on a {black background-^if (he stroke width of the frame or border is the same as that of the figures, and if it is placed a certain distance from them--it increases legibility'about 9 per cent. REAlTESTATE TRANSFERS The Home Building and Investment Co., to David A. Garlock " d w«e jt ten. SI. (WD) Lot 8 , Myhre, Mae E. and husband, to w. B. Oleson and wife $l (\\rm jr. ten. Lot 357 Midland Heights Mason City, 11-20-44. Whitman, Jesse E. and Wife To Arthur D. McGuire, et al, it ten $1 (WD) Lots S 7 8 in Blk 1 Crane Hill's First Add to Oakwood Park, CL, 9-18-44. Kennedy, s., and wife, to Robert Kennedy, $1. (WD) N 30 A of NE qr SE qr 24-96-22, except highways and easements recorded Kanawha--Mrs. Wayne Yeakel accepted a position as kindergarten teacher in the Algona schools and began her duties Tuesday. Her husband is stationed in England. ·OARD AND ROOM FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1945 By GENE AHERN f 1 CAN TELL A LOT Or LITTLE THINGS ABCUT'SKORT FUSE · ' -- HOW H E ' USED GUN GREASE - FOf^ BUTTER.-, AND FILLED HIS PEPPER, 5«AKER WTH GUN PCWDER-- BUT MOU WANT TO HEAR ABOUT HtMASATOUGH OUTLAW, SO I'LLTELL'iOU ·WE GUNFIGHT I HAD WITH IM -- HIS . LAST ONE * SHEAR. nv--I'M. ALL EARS, LIKE A. CORN. CRIB/ MAKErr SHORT, IM GOING TO A DANCE NEXT TUESDAY 'NiGKT cryptogram quotation K U T S T G N C T I V C T K U T K I T B T D O U M N W O I M L M A I U E G N N U O M H I -- D T E . I M A H'G. Ywterday'g Cryptoqnotc: THERE IS NOTHING EITHER GOOD OR BAD, BUT TBZNSOKC MAKES IT SO^-SHAKE- TDDW I WAS HANGING A5COMD THE-OLC. HXA*m WKA IS A OFFICERS CLU ., IM STILL LOOWM6 RR A SEA COW,' . OFFICERS HftSOf ONE'. sow Backstage in Iowa Politics Legislature Will Study Remedial Field for Mentally ill as Well as Building Program for Better Care of Inmates Br PAUL R. BUMBARGER _ (low* Daily Press Writer) i^r«rin 3"' . ID £ A ;7: The re are growing indications that the legis- o f f t TM »*!? ^ tl £ n ,. not ? Ione to a buildin e Program for better « J i Dentally ill but explore the remedial field as well. Com- TM -°^ Dai » Pr ^ Association poll r T-?, rt tha * ? tate Se "- John P. Berg, Cedar Falls, plans H , a * M1 provldm S for construction of a new centrally lo- f T SerVe « an analytical and treatment center. This in- ut an Pnf± = W ° U!dt r ^ eVe ,° VerCr0wding in existi "g faci li«« througlTcure ° n treatment des 'gned to restore patients to so? INNOVATION: If the legislature decides the state should fur- th 4« « g ? Vern -?i W ' th a -?° me ' " wont be Peering. Thirty-four of rent I^*-H her P rovide a residence * Pay their governor's house rent. Iowa itself either furnishes a house, apartment or pays rents for more than 1 300 of its'officials and employes. Among them are 28 rfate park custodians, 5 fisheries employes, state game superintendenr foreman of a land management crew, secretary of the state fair board , S5 3 state educational institutions, superintendents of for the .deaf and blind, wardens, deputy wardens and su va ^ ° f ins * ltu t lons . Doctors, farm managers, engineers and .f'P^f i° f b ° ard o£ contro1 in"Htuttons. , 6 H lslature is disposed to give immedi- h - ' - BIue !t Im ^ ht Purchase a home into which his family could move from a residence he has leased until May The governor could then pay the state renfduring his first term 6f office avoiding a legal ban against an immediate legislative grant of increased compensation. Such an arrangement would afford relief in a 18 easier to P" rcha se a home than to rent one = Capitol newshawks received a tip that "a friend' 1 - Hickenl ooper's resignation at the office of Secretary of 65 - checki "S on «, they learned from Ropes thit a * · ' 3 °'.. w ? s . delivered to his office Tuesday along with « -department mail, A telegram from Washington confirmed t, so the gubernatorial resignation occurred at U a. m., Wednesday mlnV^ t i me -. B1 y e : s fl "* ^ as governor was to approve appointments and bonas of deputy state officials. Official callers experienced embarrassment in addressing him, trying to pick the proper term from rf, H g ° Vel T!l', a ? lil i! 8° vernor °r governor. A new guest book R«v«B 0 BAl a ^i.V n A th ? T eception room o£ the executive offices. _ . BREAKS SILENCE: A statement by State Supt. of Public Instruction Jessie M. Parker that she and her staff, will continue to support major revisions of the Iowa school code clears the air on the departments views on the legislation. The department has been publicly silent on the program since it was outlined several months ago by the school code commission, resulting in unfounded rumors of general hostility to the plan. Miss Parker was chairman of the code commission whose report was made to the 1943 legislature * t -r~i AI ? FEA ?l Stcry benind the story of state officialdom's go-slow attitude toward legislative spending proposals lies both in fear of api Jropnatmg on a high revenue basis for leaner times and the alloca- ion of surplus funds to a continuing program. They want no more than one shot taken at the treasury nestegg, which appears to put in a favored spot a building program for state institutions State officials recall that in 1933 and 1934, 14 million warrants went unpaid temporarily for lack of funds; except that because of greater number of lowans serving in World War II homestead credits may rise a million dollars a year if these persons are given an exemption; think that demands for old age assistance will increase sharply on the theory old- ste »TM lU be the first to lose their J^s when service persons return. BITS: Sgt. Claude H. Dalton of the state guard is going to retire as Hie governor's chauffeur ... His guard enlistment period ends Jan 13f and Dalton plans to accept either a job xvith a railroad or a street railway firm . . .This writer is guilty of a faux pas in labeling Earl Mil- w^fi 6 ! secret£ L7° £ sta t?' as a democrat . . . He was a republican The cornea of a cat's eye has a ;urved area two-thirds greater han a man's cornea, and for this reason a cat can see farther to the side than a man can. Copper is added to some steels in small amounts to increase resistance to atmospheric corrosion, and in larger amounts to increase strength. GRIM OUTLOOK IN WAR SHOWN Top Officials Change Tune in Draft, Work By JAMES MARLOW Washington,' (£)--The sudden crackdown on draft-deferred farmers is the latest chapter in a story that is grim and shows how top officials have changed their tune. .The number of men squeezed info the 'army from farms probably will be just a drop in the backet. · iWar Mobilizer Byrnes' wants draft boards to go over their list of 364,000 men .aged 18 through 25--deferred as farm workers- arid ferret but the unneeded. The farm draft boards are supposed to have done this already, repeatedly. It's to be assumed-and that's the opinion of informed people here--that most of the 364,000 will be found still needed on farms. Last April draft calls were about 200,000. As the army and navy got up to peak strength, draft calls started dropping. Only men 18 through. 25 were needed. We invaded Europe, the Germans looked sick, and draft calls dropped. T h e n the Germans fought back. But the war had been costing us men: Up to Aug. 29--which was 32 months and 22 days after Pearl Harbor--total army casualties in al Itheaters were 337,743. But in the next 3% months--between Aug. 29 and Dec. 14--the announced army casualties soared by another 210,000. So in 3^ months we had suffered two-thirds as many casualties as we had suffered in the previous 32 1 ,-. months. But since Dec. 14--when the army last released its casualty list--the Germans put on their offensive which cost us heavily. ' And now--in January and February--the army wants its draft calls tipped from 60,000 to 80,000 a month. A bis share of these draftees will come from the youths reaching 18. On Monday Byrnes said he wanted 4-Fs between 18 and 38 forced into v.-ar jobs or into the army if they're not in essential work. Now he cracks down on the farm workers. Byrnes' actions this week climax a series of movies by top officials who only a few months ago seemed optimistic. In July Prime Minister Churchill thought Germany's end might come "earlier than we have any right to say" and General Eisenhower in August thought Germany would be licked in 1944 "if everyone did his part." Keeping pace with statements like these, here at home plans were hastily whipped, together-under prodding by Byrnes--for re- conversion to peacetime when Germany fell. But Germany aidnt fall. Onr casualties increased. And suddenly w.e were to|d--although only a couple of months before arrangements ' were made for letting. a number of plants go into civilian work--of a great need for all hinds of monitions, including mortar shells which couldn't be made until next August. And there has been a steady, increasing pounding ever since by Washington big-wigs for more xvar production and for workers to stay on the job. Finally, J. A. Krug, chairman of the war production board, disclosed that the war.production had been affected by overly optimistic statements by the "wise boys in Washington." So, now it's all out war work and no optimism. Hotel Ready to Go to Any Length to Solve Help Problem G r a n d Island, Nebr., (fP)--A Gran,d Island hotel is ready to'go to any end to solve its help shortage problem. · It inserted this ad in the classified section of the Grand Island Daily Independent: "Wanted: Big Shepherd dog. Must have large busy tail that wags constantly for sweeping purposes. Maids have gone to war." Four branches of the Bach family were known at the beginning of the 16th century. They remained important in music for 200 years. Army Center Keynote of 'Conserve/ Lake Placid, N. Y., (U.R) -- The army ground and service forces redistribution station at Lake Placid club has speeded up its program for the returning overseas veteran even to the stage of "paying him off" before he reaches this Adirondack mountain installation. A new pay-plan, believed to be tried here for the first time by any army redistribution station, has proved so successful that it will become a stated policy of the station, according to Col. Frederick B. Dodge, Jr,. commanding officer. Realizing that most returned war veterans will be anxious over their financial status, the new plan provides that each returnee will receive--before he gets here --a check in the full amount of any monies for, back pay, overseas pay, or ration money due him. The plan is simple and is designed -to "get around the usual army red tape" when it comes to soldier pay. Here's how Uncle Sam squares off with his Gl's: A paying officer will board all incoming trains, ask each returnee for a copy of his orders assigning him here, and'check'his identification tags. If they jibe, he is handed a check in ihe amount due him. There's no payroll signing and no long pay lines customarily seen in the army. With his records here ahead of him, it's easy for the finance department to determine exactly -how much he should be paid. The soldiers are able to cash their checks immediately on reaching the Lake Placid club. F. R. Halls Turkey's Decision to Make Break With japan Washington, (P) -- President Roosevelt T h u r s d a y welcomed Turkey's decision to cut diplomatic ties with Japan as further demonstrating a desire for "a rapid and complete victory of the allies." He issued this statement: "Turkey's decision to sever relations with Japan is further evidence of Turkey's desire for the rapid and complete victory of the allies. This action will j.-esult in the closing of Japanese government establishments in Turkey which, since- the German establishments were closed by the Turkish government, were the last NAGOYA PLANTS LEFT IN RUINS ! Superforts Also Lash Out in Bangkok Area 'ft Washington, (JP) _ AmericanV Superfortresses have left Japan's j 3rd largest city, Nagoya, smoul- ' dering and bomb-cratered and also have lashed out again at the Bangkok area. · The Thailand raid, which struck J a p a n e s e ; communications . on Tuesday, was announced by the war department Thursday in a delayed communique. Fourth run against enemy-controlled Thailand, it preceded by about 24 hours Wednesday's renewed smash against industrial targets at Nagoya, on the Japanese home island, by Saipan-based bombers A medium force--probably about 40 big bombers from India-struck with "excellent" results, returning pilots reported, in the daylight raid on Thailand. Busy Weekend Ahead for Members of Iowa Legislative Bodies DCS Moines, (5 1 )--Although the 51st general assembly does not convene until Monday, its members will spend a busy weekend making final preparations for the opening. The schedule includes: 10 a. m. Saturday--Republican house members 'caucus, nominate a speaker. " 2 p. m. Saturday--Senate republicans caucus,, nominate president pro tempore; house patronage committee meets. 2 p. m. Sunday--Senate patronage, committee meets. With the large republican majorities in both- chambers, nominations by that party are tantamount to election. The 1943 speaker of the house, Henry W. Burma, will not return to the legislature, having decided to run for the gubernatorial nomination last spring. Senator Frank C. Byers (R.- Cedar Rapids) was senate president pro tern 2 years ago and is a candidate for re-election. The president pro tern presides in the absence of the lieutenant governor. Peter the Great of Russia could not read nor write until he had been czar five years.' , footholds of the axis on Turkish soils. . · "I welcome this -action by the republic of Turkey." It is Tea at its Best "SiUDA" TEA In Packages and Tea Bags at Your Grocer's When you wear Selby A R C H -PRESERVER Shoes, there's a certain lightness to your step . . . o buoyancy to your walk that speaks for itself of comfort. Come in and select your new Selby ARCH ·'· PRESERVERS. . .soon."' Then feel the difference. Plan ahead on your Selby Arch Preservers. The demand far exceeds the supply, because no other shoes bring as much comfort to over-worked feet. WHERE THE (j»»ct COME FROM

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