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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 9, 1945
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M .MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE BOMBARDIER IN NAVY WOUNDED ^Charles City--A O M 2/c Miles iullivan, bombardier on a land- ased bomber, was wounded in action, Dec. 10, in the South Pa- :ific, according to word received y his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ?rank Sullivan. Miles graduated i-om the Charles City high in May, 1943, and. entered service the day 'ollowing his graduation. He went overseas in August, 1944. FILIPINO .GREETING --Filipino natives, paddling out from shore' in their outrigger canoes, called banca boats/ hail u. S. coast guardsmen aboard an arriving LST. Every American ship is greeted enthusiastically by natives. MILES CITE"GRIPES" Return to Italy After Furloughs in States By FRANK 1MILES (Iowa Daily Press War Correspondent) With the 5th Army in Italy, (IDPA)--About 300 GI's "marking time" on a muddy hillside near the 5th army front watched 4 heavy American planes fly o v e r t h e m , t h e n a s t h e y h e a r d b o m b explosions a n d saw black flak puffs in the sky t h e y k n e w a n a z i position b e y o n d h a d b e e n attacked from the air. "I a m n o t used to s u c h s i g h t s a n d sounds -- they scare me, grinned a tall, personable stfaf sergeant, whose manner despite - his neat, new uniform showed'him to be a veteran soldier. He"' 'was " Wesley ·'' Rasmusseh; Harlan, 'returning to his combat outfit after nearly 4 months absence on furlough he got after being overseas from February, 1942, until last August. Hasmussen and the other soldiers there had come back across the Atlantic together on an army transport. Upon learning my identity, he rounded up other Hawkeyes, among whom were Master Sgt. Ernest Phillips and Staff Sgt. Calvin Stogsdill, both of Jefferson; Staff Sgt. George Young, Council Bluffs; Sgt. George Green, Des Moines; Staff Sgt. John Calisesi, Ft. Dodge, and Pfc. Paul Klindt, Davenpori. "Two o£ these guys got married while we were home," Rasmussen grinned, indicating Sgl. Stogsdill and Young. "Brave men," I remarked. "Braver girls," a Kentucky comrade rejoined. Sergeant Stogsdill a n d Miss Vera Washan, Bagley, were wed Sept. 16, and Sergeant Young and Miss Maxine Bain, Council Bluffs on Oct. 1. ' ' "It was great to be back in the states and it was tough to have to come back," the lowans and a number of others with whom I talked declared. "Of course t love my home people," one Ha\vkeye said, "but some of them griped me--those, who apparently didn't know the war was on or thought it was all over and those who bragged about liow much money they were making" "I really got mad at a fellow in my home town who professed to be a friend of mine," gritted Private Klindt, a handsome, clean cut youngster. '"He said that while of course, he was very sorry for me and others who had to fight that so far as he personally was concerned the war could go on the rest of his life because he was pulling down so much dough in his business. I supose I should have smacked him but I let him off with some straight talk." "What burns me is the soft treatment given Italian and German prisoners back there," the Kentuckian said. "I don't think they should be handled cruelly, but I saw a group of girls going into an Italian camp to stage a party for the guys there; I saw some of the Italians allowed almost as much freedom outside as if they had been citizens, and I saw jerries on jobs much nicer ·Ti? nJ more comfortable than we give our own men when they are made prisoners for violating military regulations. "The Italians should either be treated as prisoners or sent home; the Germans should be dealt with fairly bnt that could be done by keeping: them · impressed with the , fact that they have fought against us and killed and wounded many American boys." Every one of the lowans and a dozen others who had come into the conversation circle agreed with the Southerner whose words, though soft cracked with emphasis. He had won 3 decorations lor valor. , At intervals a truck from a regi- ment would drive up and a group from it would climb aboard to be taken to its place in the fighting lines. By dark I knew that every one of the 3DO would again be "up there" in the slog, doing his part in the American assault on Kesselring's forces. The war was not over for them and no matter what anyone might do, it wouldn't make him rich. I know too, that some of them had seen home for the last time. An ambulance b r o u g h t 4 wounded doughboys to a field hospital at the edge of · a town nearby just as I arrived there. A jerry plane had dropped a bomb in the town that killed 7 American soldiers that night before. Chorles City Briefs Charles Cily--The January family dinner of the Congregational church will be held at 6:30 p m Wednesday. Each family is asked to provide its own table service and sandwiches and whatever article of food has been solicited by the committee. After the dinner the annual business meeting of the church will take place and reports of various officers and organizations given. The nominating committee will report and election of officers take place. District Court Clerk L. V. Leigh Saturday afternoon issued a marriage license to Lloyd Henry Zubrod, 26, of Ionia, and Wilma May Blanehard, 23, of Nashua S/Sgt. and Mrs. Merle Nord- schow are the parents of a son, born at the Cedar Valley hospital Other births at the hospital included daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Nelson and Mr. and Mrs Eugene Galant. Sgt. Bernard W. Monaghan, with the air corps, has arrived in England, according to word received by relatives. Word has been received that Lt. Elmer Birkholz of Co. B, State SHIP CATTLE TO CHICAGO MARKET 10 Carloads Leave in Annual Marketing Bee Hanlontown--Jorgen and Emil Brunsvold and Albert Mostrom shipped 10 carloads of cattle to the Chicago market early Sunday morning. This is an annual event anc neighbors and. relatives from .the entire - community - gather to help drive the cattle to-the local stockyards and help load the cattle into the cars. Other farmers come from miles around to see the cattle before they are loaded and shipped Jorgen, Emil, Eldon and Leonard Brunsvold, Byron Nessa, Wallace Bergland and Albert Mostrom accompanied the cattle to Chicago They will return later in the week RECEIVES MEDAL Emmetsbnrg--Mrs. B. A. Morman of Emmetsburg received the purple heart which had been awarded her son, John Merman last November, for wounds received in action in France. John who is still · in France, was wounded ii the leg. CO-OP WILL MEET AUa Vista--On Thursday afternoon at 1 o'colck, patrons of the Alta Vista Farmers Co-Operative Creamery Association will hole their annual meeting in Municipa hall. Officers will be elected anc other business transacted. BORER DOES DAMAGE New Hampton -- A survey in Chickasaw county indicates an infestation of 13.2 per cent of .the corn borer, A, W. Gamble, county extension director said. BECOMES PARTNER . New Hampton--Severt Rober son, New Hampton, member o£ tht Chickasaw county board of supervisors until Jan.. 1, when he re. tired, has purchased an interes in Hughes David, New Hampton fuel dealers, and will be the managing partner. Hubby Uses Priority Abilene, Tex., ( recenl letter from her husband Lt George D. Steakley, t o l d Nadel Steakley of Abilene that her head will be painted on the noseiof his plane, "The Purple Cow." Mrs" Steakley has been pin-up girl ol many a man in the army and navy since she was chosen "Miss Thunderbolt" by "The Fighter," weekly newspaper o£ Abilene army air field. Meets Rescuer ' Indianapolis, Ind., OJ.R) _ The first patient, other than himself with Pfc. Robert L. Sedam saw when he entered Billings General hospital to convalesce was "the guy who carried me off the field Sedam hurried to shake hands with Peter Paul Wickery, Ludington, Mich., a medical corpsman, who had carried Sedam from a shell-pocked hill in France. Wickery had been wounded exactly 3 months later. Both men hold the purple heart and have been recommended for the silver star. Dog's Life Shrevcport, La., (U.RJ--Peggy was a dog. She drank coffee with cream during the winters, iced tea in the summer, and cereal for breakfast. Peggy d i e d recently She was 19 years old. TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1945 Charles City Globe-Gazette Guard is in a Grand Forks, N. Dak., hospital with blood poisoning in his arm. Word has been received from Cpl. James W. Gerlach of the eighth air force that he has arrived in England. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil.Gerlach. The M. M. club will meet at the home of Maude Meek Wednesday. The Cedar township Red Cross meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Clarence Johnson Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. E. M. Hurst .returned to Portland, Ore., after visiting relatives and friends. Her sister, Mrs. Edna Graves of Mason City, accompanied her home. The Royal Neighbor relief circle will meet Wednesday, with Mrs Bert West on Court street. A 1:30 dessert luncheon will be served by the hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Oemick and daughter, Beatrice, visited at the 'home of the Rev. and Mrs. Onke Jhnen, at Wausau, Wis. Mrs. Ihnen is a daughter of the Oem- ick's. The Happy Hour club will meet at the home of Evelyn Doore Wednesday afternoon, with Anna Beard as hostess. The program committee will be Laura Guenther, Fluff Hott and Christy Kerstetter. A letter received from Bob Parker, East Olympia, Wash., stated that his family spent New Year's with Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Thomas, at Seattle, Wash., and called on other former Charles City people there. Mr. and Mrs. Parker lived in Oak Park Charles City, until Mr, Parker's health forced the family to move to Washington, where they built a home. Mr. Parker stated in his let ter that he is employed in a venee: plant in Olympia and he and hi family are getting along nicely. The employed women's group of the Congregational church will told their dinner meeting Wednesday evening. Members are asked to notice change in date. Mrs. Bessie Smith's group of the Congregational Churchwomen's society will meet Thursday for a 1:30 p. m. dessert luncheon at the home of Mrs! Bookwalter 503 Blunt street. Cedar Valley Rebekah lodge was to meet Tuesday at 8 p. m. in the I. O. p. F. hall. There will be initiation of candidates and plans made for installation of officers. The yearly reports will be given and refreshments served. Mrs. Buckler's group of the Congregational Churchwomen will meet Wednesday at 1:30 p. m., for a dessert luncheon at the home of Mrs. Ruby Bartlett, 606 Wisconsin street. Miss Augusta Clemens will have charge o{ devotionals Dorothy Halbach left for Onard, Cal., Saturday to spend a vacation with friends and relatives. Sgt. Paul Halbach left for Camp Irwin, Cal., Saturday after a holiday furlough spent at home. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Halbach had the pleasure of having their 4 sons home for Christmas. Father Arthur Halbach from Catholic university, Washington, D. C., Joe from La Jolla, Cal., and Lt. John from Ft. Logan, Colo., who recently returned from overseas after 50 missions in Italy. Pfc. Leston Eichmeier and wife arrived Sunday morning for a 15 day furlough.with his folks, Mr and Mrs. Ed Eichmeier, at 1312 E street. Farm Service Company Nets $10,000 in 1944 New Hampton -- The C H Farm Service company had a gross volume of $159,000 during 1944 and had a net income of $10,000, according to Don Wallace manager. QkJ HOSPITAL SHOPPING SERVICE-In a British military hospital m Italy, · Pamela Wickham, a Red Cross welfare officer takes down a list of shopping requests from a pa- tietit, Lance Corpoi-al Hendley of Richmond, Surrey. Joice Yank Wounded, Brother Quarantined With Scarlet Fever Joice --Mrs. John Evenson received word that her brother, Pvt. Edward Spellman, who was with a tank destroyer division in France was wounded in action Dec. 10. He has been in the service since Jan. 10, 1941. She also learned that another brother, Billy Spellman, is in the marine hospital at Baltimore, Md., where he missed being shipped out by developing a case of scarlet fever'and will be under Quarantine for 3 weeks. Both are the sons of Mr. and Mrs P G Spellman of Lake Mills. Hancock Assessors Ready for Business Garner--Charles A. Frisbie, Garner assessor, was elected chairman of the Hancock County Assessors' association and Ole G. Peterson of Britt, secretary at. the annual meeting at the courthouse Monday. The assessors received their instructions and supplies for the 1945 assessment. Hancock county supervisors increased the days allotted to assessors for completing their 1945 assessment on real and personal property approximately 20 per cent. OSAGE MAN HURT IN CYCLE CRASH Vehicle Hits Stock on Highway at Night Osage--Jurgen Tebbin is in Mercy hospital at Mason City with a wrist fracture following an accident near Lake City, Fla., when his motorcycle collided with livestock on the road at night. Tebbin, who has been employed by the Pan-American Airways, quit 'his job when unable to find housing facilities for his family and was on his way home when the accident occurred. The bones were set* and he made the rest of the trip .by train. Upon reaching home it was found the alignment was incorrect and surgery was necessary to reset the bones. Tom McMahon Elected Fire Chief at Wesley Wesley--At the annual lire- men's meeting Tom McMahon was named fire chief. He replaces E. M. Olson who will move to Algona in the near future. Vincent Daughn was named secretary and L. L. Lease, treasurer. TO ATTEND CONFERENCE Garner -- Hazel Grimes, Hancock county extension home economist and Paul Henderson, county extension director, will attend the district extension conference at Mason City Jan. 15 and 16. HEADS BOARD Emmetsburg--Lou Phillips was elected chairman of the Palo Alto county board of supervisors at the annual re-organization meeting in the courthouse. He succeeds J. M. Robinson of Graettinger who served as chairman during 1944. ONE PIECE SNOW SUITS 4.88 Reg. 7.95 Sizes 1 to 6 BOYS' Sport Jackets /2 OFF Regular 3.1,9 to 5.50 Size 3 to 6X WATER REPELLANT ONE-PIECE SNOW SUITS /4 OFF Reg. 8.95 to 13.95 INFANTS' COTTON QUILTS Reduced to 1.98 - 2.98. Gay colored prints. GIRLS' COAT SETS. 74 OFF Sizes 3 to 6X Reg. 14.95 to 18.95 GIRLS' JUMPERS Reg. 2.29 to 6.95 Sires 1 to 14 RAYON PANEL REDUCED TO CLEAR WINTER COATS' C U R T A I N S Reg. 3.75 eoeh FAR UNDERPRICED BEAUTIFUL WINTER DRESSES , each REG. 39.95 TO 59.95 AND kWinter-weight coats from our regular stocks,' greatly, · reduced to clear. 100% wools, beautifully tailored in Chesterfield and boy styles. :A11 colors and sizes. ENTIRE STOCK FURRED COATS % W SPORTSWEAR REDUCED TO CLEAR REG. 2.95 TO 6.95 Sweaters, skirts, blouses, jumpers, jackets. Some slightly soiled and shopworn, bur all good values Good assortment of styles and colors. Broken sizes Heavy-quality Rayon Panels in white and egg-shell. 36x81 inches. Reduced to this low price for the January Clearance Sale. . RUFFLED BOBINETT CURTAINS Reg. 9.95 pair 5 5O pair Fine-quality Curtains 48 inches wide, 78 inches long (jreatly reduced for the January Clearance Sale. 1.00 Boxed Guest Towels 69 .80 Ticking Pillow Covers 50 1.00 Quilted Chintz Boxes 59 3.25 Place Mat Sets 2.00 4.00 Hand Blocked Bridge Sets 3.00 1.69 Canvas Laundry Bags 1.00 1.98 Knitting Bags 1.00 1.50 Stationery 59 Vapo Dry Cleaner y z Price REG. VALUES TO 25.00 Dresses to wear now through Spring. Outstanding values on one and two piece wools crepes velveteens and others. Plenty of black . . . also brown, ' pastels, prints and high shades. SPECIAL CLEARANCE BUY! FINE FUR COATS PLUS TAX No reason why you can't own an Eaton quality fur coat when such savings as these are now available! Every coat an investment buy . . . every coat backed by Eaton's guarantee of quality. Many fine furs to choose from. ASK ABOUT BATONS 12 MONTH PAYMENT PLAN ... MAKES PAYING FOR YOUR COAT EASY.

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