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January 8, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

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Tour Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE What They Are Doing GETS LUCKY STATION--Ha. rim Set. Orie E. Cory considers himself pretty lucky in being assigned to a station at Memphis Tenn., where his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Lester, live, He had not seen them since hi '-· was a small lad of 5 but is mak- .. ing up for lost time now according io all reports. He was -able to. spend both Christmas A anc New Year's with them. Set. Cory fa taking a 15 weeks' coarse in primary flight t r a i n i n g Memphis. He is the son of . and Mrs. William Cory, 530 21s S. C; --V-- MADE IOETJTEN.aNT,J. G.)-Mrs. Boss Smith, 819 East State, has received word from her hns- band of his promotion to the tank of Uenteuant (j. y.) as of .-Ian. 1. It. Smith had a 10 day leave from his ship in the Pacific and was able to s p e n d i Christmas with his wife and danghter here at the home of ;tus mother, Mrs. George A. Smith. He had been-8 months on an aircraft carrier and has now returned to his duties. --V-- ON LEAVE-Ensign and Mrs. J. E. Mensch and daughter Kathy of .Pensacola, Fla., are ·rtsitine 'at the homes of their parents, Mr. a n d ' S i r s . - G l e n n Mensch and Mr. and Mrs. IV J OJBHen on a 15 day. leave from the ensign's duties as instructor ·t the naval air station. Shortly npon returning to Pensacola, Ensim Mensch will be sent to Jacksonville, Fla., for operation- M training. HOME FROM 34TH--Pfc. Leo F. , wnehy, son of Mr. and Mra Leo fcnehy, 221 1st N. W., is home from overseas, where he has 6eea serving with the 3*th dirf- rion, lately in Italy. He left Ma- K B S,'f Wlth tne national miard to 1941 and left for overseas JJ«h » contingent in 1942, M ing nnt to Ireland and England and later to north Africa. Pf c . Daneny has the purple heart deco- J»won. He will report o Hot · SpHngs, Arw., the latter part of uus month* BICHAED J. KEAKDON, t. 1/C In Hawaii JOHN REAKDON, S. 1/C --Also in Hawaii CPL. FRANCIS KEARDON HUBERT KEAKDON, EM. 2/C . --At Fresno, Cal - --On board ship - --2MILES APART HAD CHRISTMAS DIN- ^--^TOGE^^Kchard and John Eeardon, sons of Sirs Catherine Reardon, 503 Sth S. W., are both in Hawaii at thejresent time. Stationed only 12 miles apart they were able to have Christmas dinner together. Richard was employed at Whitehorse, Canada, before joining the navy His wife and .son^ live at 814 North Federal. John wasT working for Northwestern States Portland Cement com- pany_here.at the time of entering the service last February.,His wife and 2 sons Uve with his mother «TM^° I ^ th ? r V ]5 X ands ' who has served 19. months overseas, at Trinidad, is now stationed at Fresno, Cal. He +i?\ « D m e service since September, 1942 and before i-^.^ 1 ?? was e m pioy ed at the Irving, Laboratories. He is a dental technician Hubert, in the service since June 1942 was formerly employed at the Evia meat market "'' ent he is on board ship. At Redistribution Center at Santa Ana Since Return to States Santa Ana, Cal.--M/Sgt. Chester _, Thompson, 618 13th S. E., Mason City, son of Jacob P. Thompson 144 26th St. S. W., Mason City, is .currently assigned to the AAF redistribution station of the Santa Ana army air base, after having served overseas with the 8th air 'orces as a mechanic. Thompson entered the service on April 1, 1942, and went overseas in Hay, 1943. He has been stationec n England. At Santa Ana army air base, a station of the AAF personnel dis- ribution, returned veterans from overseas air forces receive com- Jlete medical examinations, reclassification according to military kills and reassignment to domestic itations of the AAP. - · _Y-Whereabouts First Lt. Frank J. Jewell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Jewell, spent i few days at home here while enroute from Selman field, Monoe, La., where he has completed n instructor's course, to San Marps, Tex., where he has been as- igned as an instructor in naviga tion. · ; Three Mason City boys who re- ently entered .the navy as 17 'ears olds, are now at the Great Lakes taking their boot training. They are John Rogers Van Kirk, on of Mr..and Mrs. Stuart Rolfe i/an Kirk, 34 Linden drive- John i. Kiser, son of Mr. and Mrs Roy Kiser, 925 Adams N. W., and Gerld E. Lindsay, son of Mrs. Vesta Way Lindsay, 511 19th S. E. Pvt. Wallace F. Smith, who went verseas last October is now sta- oned somewhere in Italy. Before ntenng the service in May, he was tax consultant here. His wife lives at 708 llth N. E. We. . August HartwiR writes rom Myrtle Beach, S. Car., that e likes his present station--it is ot so damp there as in some of he southern states--and hopes e may stay there for some time, ic. Hartwig is in the motor pool s dispatcher for all trucks there fie enclosed a menu of their mnstmas dinner, which is, as are ""·"* nich menus coming in, ·ith roast turkey and fin-- off with cigarets. Clarence W. Weyer, son of Mrs. ,',«£ F -. We r er - Seattle, Wash., and usband of Mrs. Ruth Weyer 4 TM ^ S ?^ e court ' Ma son City, has ompleted training as a navy veattier observer at the aero- grapher's school of the naval air tation at Lakehurst, N. J., accord- ng to announcement received rom tne station. Weyer holds a acnelor of arts degree from the mversity of Washington, Seattle . Capt. Homer Bockenbeny home for a few days leave from his duty as instructor with the army air corps at Chatham field Savanah, Ga. Capt, Hockenberry came back. : to the- states from China last summer after more than 15 months overseas. He is the ""- o^Mrs. Gertrude Hockenberry - "t Beresford Larson has completed a 17 day delayed furlough enroute with his parents and family at 623. Jersey S. E., and has gone to Tort. Jackson, S. Car where he has been assigned -'to i signal information mohitorin" company. He had been with the signal corps at Camp Crowder Mo., until Dec. 20. Pvt. Larson was' salesman for Craft Cheese company for the Witwer Grocery here 10 years preceding his entry onto the armed forces last March, DumontYank Promoted to Technical Sergeant Dnmont--Word has b e e n received by Mr. and Mrs. Merle Trousdale that their son, S. Sgt Richard Trousdale has been promoted to T. Sgt., and has also received the air medal for meritorious achievement. He is serving with the 8th air force in England as radio operator of a bomber crew and has Sown many, missions over Germany and France. Th'e medal is being sent to his parents. Job Stays In Family Farmington, Me., (U.R)^-From the uate of its establishment, the West Farmingtoti railroad station has had only 2 agents--Edward Butler and his son, Ernest, who * , served in that past 50 years. ' , has capacity for the - - DEAENOAH-WOULC A JITNEY BUS HAVE TO WJNE-UPA MCUMTA BBRoieE rr COLJI.O RUN DOV/M THEC7THET? B.BUNM. PEAK NOAH=WOUkt THE SAUSAGE s-rRwSAuoM IP IT SAW THE POK?K CHOP ITS WAY THKOUSH A LOT O PROMOTED IN ALEUTIANS-Melvin C. Scherf has been advanced to the ratinjr of petty officer 2/c at his station in (he Aleutians. He has been in the 'service since September, 1913. His wife and daughter, Rachel Kay, Uve with Mrs. Scherf's mother at Bancroft. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo Scherf, 1519 Pennsylvania'N. E. y IN NAVY.SINCE 1939--Harry M. Rogers, ship's cook 1/c, has Jeen in the navy since November, 1939, ,and is at present on board ship somewhere in the p f c .^' c -?« was at Part Harbor at the time of'the attack and took part in the engagement at Tarawa. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Rogers, live at Delhi, aunn. He is a nephew of Pearl M, Rogers, 414 1st S. E. --V-- i HOME FROM. P A C I F I C -Brooks Breese, seaman 1/c, is back in the states from 16 months of duty on a destroyer escort in the Pacific, and at present is visiting at the home of. his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Garfield E. Breese, 27 River Heights drive. He will report to his ship tor further duty at the end of his leave, --V-- A R R I V E S OVERSEAS 2ND TEWE--When Pfc. Bcnnie Zie- maun returned from serving 21 months overseas, in Nov., 1943 ho saw his daughter for the first time, then 14'months old. Now he has arrived overseas again, before having had a chance to see his 2nd child, a son 6 weeks old. The family lives at 1111 Jefferson N. \v. Pfc. Zicmann left' Mason City with the national guard in 1941 and went overseas with a contingent in 1942, serving with them In Ireland, England, Scotland and North Africa. Alter coming- back to the states he was stationed with a service company at Camp McCoy, Wis., and had remained there until being sent overseas this second time. Miles Hears 2 Friends Are Casualties By FRANK MILES " . Y (Iowa Daily Press War Correspondent) With the Sth Army in Italy (EDPA)--"He was Wiled in action 3 days alter he last talked with That'was the answer I got when I a s k e d the whereabouts o£ a tall, Iowa farm boy, who had been a tank c o m m a n d e r when I visited h i s outfit up front. I had met him after he crawled jinjES-- ou .t °£ his machine in t h e field 7 weeks earlier and con- r ersed with hftn a few minutes 3 days-later. . . · "We were attacking--a Jerry hell hit his tank and a piece of hrapnel went through his stom- »cb," a buddy explained. !'He was a grand.guy." - , · ,~ ·',,,- "Tough," I said, trying to swal- ow a lump in my throat "Well- where is · ?" "He's been missing in action 10 lays. The Jerries made it so hot 'or his tank the crew abandoned t. Three of them got back but we haven't heard of hinV since," :I was told. Again I choked. I had.met the missing lad, who was from Iowa, at the time I became acquainted with thej^slain youth. He may be a prisoner. I hope so. t's bad enough for a soldier to ie and his body be given a Christian, military burial. IFs worse for one to lie out exposed to he elements and insects. / Comrades of the 2 departed lawkeyes, including 3 from our taw showed me iheir winter village" on a mountain slope so ocated the crest provided pro tec- Ion from enemy shells fired from he north. Many holes in the area fiowed that the narfs were trying to dislodge them. Each of a collection of huts was combination of cave, ammunition boards, sacks of sand and a iup tent which was occupied by wo men'. A ceiling was.not high aiough for a soldier of medium leight to stand upright but the cots within were dry if not vholly safe. A bunk used 'by one ad been left behind by the Germans. "We try to build our houses to eep out German heat and Italian old,' grinned another. As I slosred back to ray jeep I '(shed people at home, who think or soldiers over here are on a surntseeln? tour, might live a day nd a night with that tank outfit Earlier I met Capt Clayton Horon, of Fairfield, who had just re- urned from a furlough at home. I don't think I spent more than wo and a half hours away from my wife and five-year-old daughter, Mary Sue; all the time I was there," he.said. "Captain Horton, who joined the Iowa NatidnaT Guard - in 1926, first came overseas in February ol 1942. · . ' Seven more lowans, all of the 133rd infantry, 34th "Red Bull" division, have been awarded the bronze star: For heroic achievement in action--Staff Sgt. Leland D. Wiggins, Toledo,-posthumously; Tech. Sgt. Pierce D. Montgomery, Forest City; Sgt. Byron R. Parr, Comanche; Cpl. Harry A. Jones Knoxville; Pfc. Henry S. Men- neiiga, Heinbecfc. For meritorious service in combat^Capt John G. Goettsch, Sioux City. . For meritorious service in support of combat operations-=-Sgt Charles W. Susch, Dubuq.ue; . Jerry planes have been strafing roads, installations and bases at night in the sector where I am billeted, and as if that were not enough to disturb sleep, however produces earthquakes, gave us a couple of tremors on a recent morning. Natives said the shocks ·were the worse since 1929; .1 found my quarters "invaded" one night by a rat He and I went 'round and 'round with me throwing a brush -at him "until he jumped up on a window sill "and tried to escape between the shutter,- which were slightly ajar. That's where he made a fatal mistake. Announcement has been made that eight more Iowa "old timers" of the 34th division were homeward bound on 30-day furloughs: Pvt. Max E. Larson, Harlan; Staff Sgt. Luther M. Severson Riceville; Sgt. Harold R. Kerch, Kanawha; Lt. James B. Bell, Bennett; Cpl. Lester A. Lampe, Waverly; Pfc. Lorm B. Schipper, Villisca; Staff Sgt. Raymond F. Wunnenberg, Mediapblis, and Lt Donald G. Caviness, Fairfield. Larson has the combat infantryman badge; his brother, LaVerne, is a navy lieutenant, and a brother. Hueneme, is an army private. Severson has the purple heart with an oak leaf cluster; his brother, Milford, is in the : navy; a brother, Erling, is .a flight officer in Italy, and another brother, Willard, is an army sergeant in France. ' Kerch has the good conduct medal and pre-Pearl Harbor ribbon. Bell has the purple heart and two brothers in service--Pfc. Harold, in the army, ana Keith, in the navy. Lampe has the combat infantryman badge. Schipper's brother, Donald, is at Camp Hood. Wunnerberg has the bronze star, the purple heart and good conduct medal. Caviness's brother, Dale, is in the navy. . Waucoma--Sgt. and Mrs. Lyle Bright and 'small daughter, who visited at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Glen E. Finders, suice Monday, left Friday for Fort Bragg, N. Car. NORWEGIAN COMMANDOS CAPTURE NAZIS--Noree g.an commandos gave the nazis a taste of theKSl hSfrl,TM V "I t er ? d . oua battle ' *ey outfought Hitter's henchmen to heJp bring about the rescue of Belgium In wresting Walcheren island from the imis the Nonve^ans aided the^ alhed comrades. to capture Antwerp and to breach the strongly-fortified Atlantic wall. ESSENTIAL JOB LIST REVIEWED Tighter Manpower Controls Are Sought Washington, (*)--To find a way of grinding the job^control and manpower screws tighter, the government- is -reviewing the entire list of essential activities. And this may be the result, it appeared Monday, although no decision has been reached yet: 1. Some activities, now classified as essential, will be dropped from ·the list. ; 2. Most activities, now classified as essential, will -' remain that way. ... 3. Some activities--such as those munitions industries which badly need manpower--will be listed not only as "essential but critical. The whole purpose of this would be to force draft-age men into essential work but particularly into the critical industries. . It \yould be another step in nailing down the government's intensified effort to stop job-shifting and labor/turnover. The latest step in that direction came from selective service which told draft boards: 1. To' draft men up to 38 if they change jobs .without board permission. Lower" than -usual physical standards will be set for such 'job-skippers." How much lower was not divulged. i 3. To tighten up on the deferments already granted. Selective service said in its memorandum to the boards: "In applying the tests for occupational deferment for registrants ages 26 through 37, greater consideration will be given to registrants now engaged, or who become engaged, in war production or.in support of. the war effort, than to those engaged in activities not supporting the' immediate prosecution of the war." The review of the essential job list was started^ several days ago by the government's essential activities committee, composed of representatives of the army, navy selective service, war manpower commission, war production board and tne war food administration. Demands were voiced in congress _ meanwhile that the administration make greater nse of Its existing powers 'in meeting the war manpower problem while the legislators work oat new measures. .Despite the wide differences in views as to what is needed, the collective attitude was that congress will enact what it finds to be really required to back up the armed forces. Senator Bailey (D.- N. Car.) put :it this way ," w °' v e got our .young men abroad. We've got to supply them with everything they need. If they want nurses, we've got to give them nurses. If they want guns or tanks or planes, we've got to give them guns, tanks and planes." I he legislators prepared to tackle legislation to force 4-F's mto war plants before considering President Eoosevelt's other principal manpower recommendations in his annual message Saturday -- a draft of nurses and national service legislation, Chairman May (D.. K y.) of the nons « military committee said he won !J, be s" hearings this week, possibly Tuesday, on his bill which would make any draft registrant wno left a farm or war plant without permission of his local board f* e .l' to "nare'ate induction into the armed forces. Registrants jdocted would be assigned to labor battalions. Bailey introduced a similar measure in the senate. In effect, the May and Bailey measures would back up the action, ordered over the week-end by selective service in its directive that local boards induct men 18 to is who shift jobs without permission. Going further, they would raise the top age to 45 and denv benefits of the "G. I. bill of righS" to those inducted for labor battalions. v REACHES 90 Nashua--Mrs. Emma Staley observed her 90th birthday anniversary. Sunday. She is the next oldest woman in Nashua. Mrs. Judith Hall, nearly 92, is believed to be the oldest ELKS DONATE TO HOSPITAL FUND $5,600 Subscribed to New $40,000 Addition Decorah--Decor'ah lodge No. 443; B. P. O. E., voted- to subscribe $5,000 toward the construction of . a $40,000 addition to Decorah hospital, conditioned on the raising of an equal amount hi the community. · · · · · · . The construction oj the addition wiU be started as soon as war conditions will permit, or earlier if priorities can be obtained for material. . - -· Plans for the addition have been prepared by Charles Altfilliscb, local architect. Youths Enjoy Skating Rink , · New Hampton--The New Hampton Chamber of Commerce opened an ice skating rink on the quarter block Norton park. A small house has been erected at the site and a «al fire keeps the place warm. Flood lights have been installed so that the rink can be used day Tradesman's Journal Pictures Manly Pilot i i . ~ ^ magazine put but by the Dodge Chemical company carried a picture of U. Robert Bride son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bride of Manly, in a recent issue. '.U. Bride -was shown with a group of professional men. He is a mortician and was engaged in that business with his father at Manly before entering the service. They were partners in Bride's funeral home. : tt. Bride, an M. A., X.' pilot, returned from India Sept 12, after serving U months there. He is at present in the same Une of work' stationed at St. Joseph, Mo. Returns to Sea Duty in Merchant Marine Iowa Falls-- George Elliott, fire- rnan-watertender in the merchant marine, has left for. New York City after spending several weeks with his wife, Hazel, and his mother, Mrs. Fred Elliott. · He began his training for service in the merchant marine in May, 1943, and began sea'duty in ' July of the same year. On his 'first trip he stopped at Greenland, Iceland, .and Baffin-land. : On his last trip he was in England -and the Mediterranean for several months. Algona Businessman Dies After Operation -- . H. Holmes, Sr., f7 died Sunday noon following an illness of a week. He had been in poor health since last May when tie. submitted to surgery. Mr. Holmes has been in the dry cleaning business here for 25 years and actively engaged in his work until a few weeks ago. SEAMAN- VISITS Klemme--Clarence Jack, seaman 1/c, came for'a visit at the H. F. Jost home. Seaman Jack lust returned for the 2nd time orom foreign shores. He came :iom San Francisco, Cal. He has a Brother, 5gt. Harold Jack, who has been overseas the past 3 years. Nora Springs -- Mr. and Mrs. pave O'Rourke had word recently irom their son, Pfc. Lester "Duke" O'Rourke, stating he is now in Trance. Expels Gas From Stomachand Bowels Wbra constipation', po "ay ^^S^^S^^^ , ama ay FiSracy PAIN In back, hip --or leg is often caused by displacement of one or all the bones forming the Thousands of radiographs have been made ol the pelvic girdle to determine the true relationship ot these bones. During the past 4 years we - have given much study to the correction of such displacements.''So wiled "sacro-iliac" ailment* ar« included. DRS.R.J.andLUCY E. GARNER CHIROPRACTORS « N*rik Fe*rml

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