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TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1945 ARMOUR CLOSES EXCELLENT YEAR Report for 1944 Given by President In the fiscal year ended Oct. 28, . ; 1944, Armour and company, of -.which Jacob 15. Decker and Sons '5bf Mason City is a part, produced inpre products than at any tiine in ,'its 77 years of operations, but the - demand for military and lend. lease purposes and from a' fully employed civilian population was -so great that even the year's rec- -·ord seemed inadequate. President George E. Eastwood reported, to - ^stockholders'. . ' "' '-During the year the company's ' fulfilled its war-time obligations as one of the nation's principal - food supply agencies, 1 ' . the statement said in part: .'··' - ,- - "A substantial amount . of our principal .food, items went to the ^government for the armed forces or. · for ' lend-least. ' Likewise · the - company rendered a real service - to the nation's livestock producers ' .Iby aiding in maintaining a daily cash market under the most trying circumstances .growing out of ·huge receipts at the market places and reduced .manpower in the packing plants. In the 1944 fiscal "period the company met the heaviest payrolls and tile heaviest tax : kills 'in its history, atrat emerged ·with an improved and strengthened financial structure. "This company's volume of bus- ;iness as measured in. both dollars -. and tonnage set a new-record in "1944. Total sales amounted to Sl,477,970,345,,ah increase of $61,; 412,145 over the previous year/On -·this immense volume we had net - earnings of $11,250,348, which - were equivalent to %ths of a cent ' on-each dollar of sales, or-l/9th of : a ;cent per pound of products. In "the previous year the net earnings we're. 1 cent of each dollar of sales ·and l/6th of a cent per pound of ..product -- unbelievably small '··; margins in both years."" "We closed ·the year in a strong '·financial position with $136,058,:"452 of working capital, an increase of §6,526,514 over the previous year. At the year's end the company had no current borrowings from domestic banks." Background -New Draft !Rule Sketched . By JAMES MARLOW '.'-: \VasUnrton, : (IP)-- Ar"e you con- .·fused by allthfl ioise over inan- ..'power, 4-F's. ·" · tiroductioh and : /the new draft -alations? -- V- Here's the main point in all of : f it:' The government . is trying to ^Jprce Corkers 'into war: jobs -and -:to keep those" already there : from =· ···- ' · . . - . . . ~ It is doing it in- this way: 1. The army, which didn't want .men over 30, no w ; will fake them -from the draft boards up to 38. . . 2. Draft boards nave been ordered to tighten up on all defer- · . ·.meats f o r men. 18 'to. 38. -·· 3. Draft boards nave been told to draft men 18 .to 38 who leave - an essential or war-supporting job ·without draft board approval. 4. The army has lowered its physical standards to take for special work 4-F's who quit 'a -war job without board approval. - 5. Draft boards were told to reexamine men rejected for physical defects -- the borderline cases and .to those with obvious defects -^since last February. These physically defective men include the 4-F's and those others who, although not as physically defective as 4-F's, were capable' only 61 limited service. Thus the government has swung big stick over all nren between 18 and 38. Getting men for the armed services is only a small part - -- the -iiius me government nas swung counter-attacked. That a big stick over all nren between heavy casualties not "" -J "- * · · · · · - -- nounced. can get them. jiu.w r-^u g^ mem, "J »^^ u±Aii:ia.c AH juiy anu aep-- To understand how this has de- teraber. Late in. - December the iVeloped, go back to last May. army upped its January and Feb- At that time, because the armed ruary draft calls from 60,000 to . services had been built up to peak 80,000. . strength or near it, draft calls The total draft calls in those 2 ; were drastically reduced. From months--from army, navy and . then on the army needed only re- marines--will be s o m e w h e r e placements, and it wanted the around 115,000. ·"»"«-"*· -- Perhaps only half that number youngest men. So draft boards were told to tw iuu» uv'Afas were ioia to 'a ^ 1 supplied by the boys- concentrate on men 18 through 25, reaching 18 each month. The rest ; to take men 26 through'29 only will have to come from the 1-A ' .when needed, and not to touch the pool, of men who have no defer- · over 30 men if they were in es- ment or lose deferment in the Bential jobs. . . . This was working so well that Tt ? government's threat to job- in July and again in September jumping men up to 38 doesn't selective service (SS) officials mean the army will suddenly open ---- its doors to any number of them. Men,Women! Oid at 40,50,60'Want Pep? Want to Fed Years Younger? TailSlSM»TO. SSaSr/cti r iBfcS?S75S! --1 »n trvc ,,--.,,, c.,.. Cltr. at Ford Hopkins MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE BURMA BATHROOM-- Members of a Chinese tank corps trained by American instructors wash in a strearh in norffi- erri Burma as a supply truck rolls across the bridge above them. . : · · . ' · . " . : . . · MacKenzle IN CONGRESS--William j'Gal- laeher (above), pensioned Min neapolis street worker^was elected on the democratic ticket to a seat in the house of representatives of the 79th congress.'. ; said the policy would ; 'stand lor the rest:, of the war unless there were "unforeseen military reverses." - . . . . ' - . . Meanwhile, some men over 30, beginning .to feel secure, from .the draft, hopped ^around' from jobr to job or went "into unessential:or Jess essential work. Our war in Europe bogged down. Manpower began to be needed badly-for some kinds'of war production. : And on Dec. 11, SS Director Hershey told draft boards : to tighten up on deferments for men over 30; and not-to permit job shifts unless they were for the good of the war effort. Thus once more, just .as it did before last May, the list of · men eligible for the draft extended all the way from 18 to 38 but one SS official explained: This new change--boosting- the age limit of draf table men again-might not net many men for the. draft but U would tend to- keep men in their jobs and that was the purpose of the change. Then came the mid-December set-back w h e n Germans cost us yet- an- Perhaps this was the "unfore- uuieu services is omy a small part jrcumy;, mis -was me uniore- of the general fuss. The draft seen military reverse" mentioned fWQV'He n'S'n *T«+ fWM««« · ' ' VvW .^S r»ff ini-^1 c- -in Ttitn n «.1 O«._ by SS officials in July and Sep- months ahead. It wouldn't have room. But it could take thousands as it will have to do anyway " plared in -1-A. from those So the threat becomes individual to every worker. He has no Difficult to Guess Where Yanks to Hit :.L;By Dewrrr MSCKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst One would 'expect to find considerable fire where there's so much'smoke as the Japanese are r e p o r t i n g "' in their, feverish predictions that American f o r c.e s are a b o u t to invade L u z o n , main island of ttue Philippine archipelago. Certainly the terrific lacing which American b o m b e r s have been, giv- . ing objectives, on taizon, especially the airfields, the past few days is invasion type of assault. Those airfields would have to be neutralized before amphibious operations could be undertaken. Then there, has been the heavy aerial bombardment of the great Japanese stronghold of Formosa, which, was continued Tuesday. This island is the main enemy supply base for the Philippines. -.Obviously the MacArthur-Nimitz ~ team is up to some fresh sleight-of-hand which presumably was the. subject of the conference, .that we now are told they held a fortnight'.- ago. The .·trouble ;with trying to-2X1685 juct.what tteyre doing is that .these; 2"old-timers get the attention of;'their spectators centered in one spot--as they now are doing with the Japs--and then extract the rabbit from a wholly unexpected place. That has happened in most of their operations--the latest being the surprise invasion of Mindoro Island at the southern end of Luzon, when the Nipponese were expecting invasion further, south. The Japanese, of course, are expecting. trickery and while they claim 40 expect invasion through Lingayen gulf, north of Manila, they realize that the blow might come .elsewhere. (General Homma, who attacked through Lingayen when he captured the Philippines, says that .while a landing must-be made there, it's probable that the Americans will also land at other points--which seems likely. We might, for instance, invade Luzon on the south of Manila, near Mindoro island. If we assume that American forces are indeed about to undertake a further invasion--and don't forget that Luzon isn't the-only possible prime objective, by a long shot--then it will come with almost unbelievable speed after our successful conquest of Leyte, the establishment of a powerful air base on'Mindoro, and the capture oj the small neighboring island of Marinduque. This is in keeping with President Roosevelt's statement in his message to congress: "In the Pacific during the last year, we have conducted the fastest moving offensive in the history of modern warfare. We have driven the enemy back more than 3,000 miles across the central Pacific." · ·' "We are moving so fast that we may have forestalled the counteroffensive which apparently was being prepared against Mindoro by General Yamashita, Japanese commander of the Philippines. Just as the Philippines are the drafted if he 'leaves his war job. Before he jumps he'll have to ask himself: Will I be drafted for this Boiling to death was made NEW -- ·"--- ·--* ·*«. --··-"·a**^ *.\f t^cttvu wus iiititiG a i'f i- A i»_ » £-·--«-. «very»here-!n Majen capital punishment in England in ^le-Une to their vital East Indian hin» »nd O.CB Drat. 1531. - supplies, against the China coast, -- ~ -- against Formosa which is the Nipponese Gibraltar, and against the L C SMITH AND CORONA TYPEWRITERS ARE AGAIN AVAILABLE! Deliveries con be made on approved WPB applications only Restrictions are easier and you may be able to quahfy. If so, we shall be glad to help you make out the requjred forms. For further information see or call MAX BOY0 Boyd Typewriter Company 113 West State, Phone 389 D.LSPILMAN MARRIED JAN, 1 Lake Service Maa WeisBettjrJ.Frye Clear Lake^-Pvt: Deane E. Spilman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Spilman, :R. F. D. No. 1, was married Jan. 1 to Miss Betty Jane Blahnik Frye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frye, Appleton, Wis., in a candelight ceremony at the First Methodist church in Appleton,. it was announced Tuesday. The service was read af 7:30 o'clock in the evening by the Dr. J. Raymond Chadwick, pastor. Miss Joyce Frye, sister of the bride,' was maid of honor and the Misses Bernardine Brockman and Ethel Glawe were bridesmaids. The bride was given in marriage by her grandfather, Hubert Loridre, Racine, Wis., and her uncle, Lester Londre, Menasha, Wis., was best man. The bride 'wore a floor length gown of brocaded white sattn taffeta made, with fitted bodice, lohg," pointed sleeves and full skirt. Her long .veil, extending in a train, was edged with lace and held in place by a tiara of'seed pearls. She carried a shower bouquet of white carnations and sJmilax. ; The maid of honor wore a light blue silk and net formal-and the bridesmaids.-wore-pink silk and net formats. All hacf colonial bouquets and pink and white carnations. " · ' - - . · ' ' . ' · - ' Following the. ceremony a reception for immediate relatives was held at the Conway hotel. Mrs. Spilman, mother of the bridegroom, was an out-of-town guest. : Pvt. Spilman arrived home Christmas day from Amarillo, Texas, where he took special training. Pvt. and Mrs. Spilman left Saturday evening for Roswell, N. Mex., where he will be stationed. Pvt Spilman was graduated from Clear Lake high school and was employed by the Farmers Cooperative Lumber company here before entering the service. His bride attended Appleton high school and was employed by the Wisconsin Telephone company until her marriage. uai to every worker. He has no , I 1C " "uuppmes are me way of telling whether he'll be ? ey ° war o£ the Pa = i£ c. so drafted if he 'leaves his war ioh £ u ?° n ? s ke y to Possession of the Philippines. Luzon would give us a gjreat and powerful base from which we could strike in all directions -- against the Japanese life-line to their vital East Indian Japanese" mainland. LAST SITES HELD West Union -- Funeral services for Mrs. Carl Ostrander, 67, who died Friday were conducted Sunday afternoon from Bethel Presbyterian church by the Rev. 'G. \V. Ukena. Burial was in the West Union cemetery. Survivors are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Millard Larson, Clermont- 2 granddaughters, and a sister, Mrs Earl Ostrander, West Union. Approximately 35,000 orders are handled weekly by a typical army ordnance depot in the United States. Religious Rites Held for Pfc. T. M. Hanson;' Burial in Belgium Clear Lake--Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hanson, 222 S. 2nd street, have received the following letter from the office of the regimental commander, headquarters 33rd armored regiment: "Your son, Toinmie, who had »en serving with this regiment iince January, 1942, and during its campaigns, in Normandy :and Northern France, was killed in action in Belgium Sept 3, 1944. You save the deepest sympathy of the Jfficers and men of this regiment n your bereavement. Tommie was leld in high regard by all members of the command; he was a iplendid soldier and an outstand- ng character. His loss is deeply !elt by his many friends throughout the unit · , . · "XeUxfoas setviett were held at, e burial of yenr son, Pfc. Tommie M. Hanson, which took pl*ee n Belciom «nd where the (rare is located. · 'As regimental commander, hav- ng In my charge many men, I can rully understand your grief and TOW deeply you feel the loss of row son. I wish to express my smcerest and heartfelt sympathy » you in this time of your sorrow. Your son was a brave, courageous and gallant soldier and his .ae- ions on the field of battle upheld the highest traditions of military service. His loss to the regiment is greatly felt by all though his actions will long be' remembered and will serve as an inspiration to ihose with whom he served. "Please feel free to call upon rae tor any additional information you may desire. Most sincerely Clifford Peterson Installed Noble Grand of Lodge No. 187 Clear Loke Briefs Art Butts, wen driller, electric pump sales, service. Phone 224. , St. Margaret's Episcopal Guild, scheduled, at the home of Mrs. D. F. Byers Wednesday, has been postponed.until further notice; Wanted; Boy for profitable route. Apply Globe-Gazette'office. Mr. and -Mrs. Ralph HIff have returned to their home in Minneapolis after visiting Mr. and Sirs. C. F. Jacobsen several days. The women are sisters. Circle 6 of the Methodist W. S. C. S. will meet Jan. 26 at the home of Mrs. John Kopecky, 324 E. Main street, for a 1:30 o'clock dessert luncheon. Mmes. Alice Dutro and Walter Pramer will assist. The meeting of Lake's Ambitious Vestae 4-H club, scheduled for Saturday at the P. R. Nickerson home, has been postponed until February, the date to be announced. Mrs. W. N. Hill reports that. In spite of the extreme cold, a number attended the several \V. C. T. IT. prayer meetings in homes Monday and Tuesday mornings. Everyone is welcome to these meetings which will continue through Friday, she said. Lake Township Oweso club will meet with Mrs. L. D. Bruner Jan. 17, it was announced Tuesday. The Rev. Warner 3tt. Hubbard was notified Monday of the death of his brother-in-law, L. C. Tussler, Bigelow, Minn., of a heart attack. Tha'Hev. and Mrs. Hubbard will attend the funeral Thursday at Bigelow. Ira W. Jones, president of the Clear Lake library board, and Miss Ida Clack, librarian, plan to attend a meeting of the county board at Mason City Wednesday afternoon relative to the new arrangements for library facilities for rural patrons.. Miss Clack reports that many inquiries are being received. Mrs. James Miller returned Saturday from Orland, Cal., where she visited her sister, Mrs. Amelia Chadbourne, 3 months. She also visited relatives at Oakland and Sterling City. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mnllan and Don and Terry and Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Esslinger were dinner guests Sunday at the home of A. J. Cook and his sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hall, Sheffield. Clint Davits is confined to his home by illness. Lists Sermon Topics of die Rev. Ray Jackson Clear take--The Rev. Manfred Askew, Bethel Chapel, announces subjects for the Rev. Ray Jackson, evangelist, the rest of the week as follows: "The Trial of Jesus," "Fall of Babylon," "Miraculous Escape Through the Jungles o£ Sumatra" and "Lying Wonders of Anti-Christ." No meeting was to be held Tuesday evening because of the Bible school. Other nights the time is 7:30 o'clock and everyone interested is welcome. Because of the great amount of welding done by army ordnance mobile repair shops, following combat troops into Germany, a special school for welders has been established in England to provide additional skilled personnel. Already more than 100 welders have been trained there. Colonel of Regiment Writes to Hansons of Son's Death TonunZe M. Hanson yours, John C. Welborn,: Colonel, 33rd Armd. Regt.,' commanding." Mr. and Mrs; Hanson received a message .fronr the war department last Sept. 30 telling them of their son's death; He had twice previously., been wounded. He suffered an eye · injury in March, 1943; while serving in Africa. arid on July 7, his 25th birthday, a head injury while serving in'.Normandy. He was gunner on a tank and saw, much active service. He was awarded the Purple Heart decoration which later came to - his parents. . Pfc; Hanson was married, his wife and daughter, Christy La- deahe, living in Orvffle, Cal. Besides these and his parents he-is survived by 5 sisters and 2 brothers, one of whom, Sgt. Allan Hanson, is setting overseas. Foods of India Are Featured at Luncheon Clear , Lake--Mrs. Henry N. Graven entertained members of the Library Heading clubs at a luncheon '-Monday, serving foods of India. India is the topic of study by the club. Mrs. Graven told a great many details about Life in India and showed specimens of brass, linen and lace brought from that country. Mrs £i,« W: - EjF 11611 Save a paper on Ethiopia for the remainder of the program. Mrs. Graven was assisted in serving by Mmes. T. G' Burns, C. E. Person and H. L. Enckson. Mrs. Otto B. Petersen will be hostess Jan. 22. Other clubs also met Monday. Mrs. Cole Pryor, who recently came from England/spoke of her native land to members of the Progress club at the home of Mrs. C. R. Woodf ord. Mrs. Leroy Jung- lohann, Preston, who is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.-H. S. Hushaw, was a guest. Mrs. W. H. Bishop will entertain Jan. 22 The Twelve Whatz met at 'the home of Mrs. F. B. Hart with Mmes. G. C. Covington and F. G. Cookman as substitutes. Mrs. J. R Buttleman won high score and Mrs O. J. Pierce low. Mrs. Ivan Martin is hostess Jan. 22. Mrs. Jack Winkler entertained Beta Omicron chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, at an informal session. Mrs. Jack Hepp is hostess Jan. 22 when lessons will be continued. Mrs. C. A. Bbuline Is Tina RebekaK Head; Thornton Team Drills Clear Lake -- Clifford Peterson was installed noble grand of Odd Fellow lodge No. 187, at I. O. O. F. hall Monday evening in public installation ceremonies presented by Thornton lodges. D. D. Dye is retiring noble grand. -Keith McGowan was installed vice grand, W. v W. Hollister recording secretary, :L. E." Jascobson financial secretary- and Ri "D.-'Eobbins " " ' " .- - · , . . . · · . . . Mrs. C. A.' Bouline was. Installed noble grand of Tina Rebekah lodge No. JOS. Mrs. Leonard Cash is retiring noble grand. Mrs. Neil Slocum is vice grand, Miss Ora Pierce recording secretary, Mrs. J. C. Norris financial secretary and Mrs. Rollin Luscomb treasurer. Mrs. Mabel Jensen, Thornton, was district deputy president and* - r; -- rr-r: - : -- - 1 Dale Smith district deputy grand f l ? n .' j ^ McGowan and the dis- master. Emil Jensen and Miss TM c t Deputy grand marshals, Miss Ruth Jacobson were district · Ja £S bso £. and , Mr- Jensen, spoke. deputy grand marshalls. ^t e ??° rat °n i team closed Us Mrs. 0. J. Pierce Is Installed Commander of Navy Mothers Club Clear Lake--Mrs. O. J. Pierce was installed as commander of the Navy Mothers club for the 2nd term at ceremonies at Legion hall Monday evening. Mrs. Henry Johnson was installing officer and Mrs. Leonard Bower installing marshall. Mrs. Kenneth Cobb was installed first vice commander, Mrs. Lester Moretr, 2nd vice commander, Mrs. L. E. Jacobson, adjutant and Mrs. A. B. Knutson, finance officer. Mrs. James Buck is chaplain, Mrs. Harry Seal, judge advocate, Btmes. Frank. Barlow and Robert Miller color bearers, and Mmes. Mabel Roberts and Othillie Elosbandj matrons at arms. The dinner committee for January includes Mmes. Cobb, Hans P. Hansen, A. R. Huey, Hannah Prestholt and Moretz. The next meeting is a work session Jan. 22 when Mmes. Pierce and Walter Pramer will serve CLIFFORD PETERSON ,, Sorenson, Mr. and Mrs. Murl Ytzen, Mrs. Dale Smith, Mrs. Anna Johnson, Mrs, Hannah Jacobson, Mrs. Helen Wonsmos, the Misses Velma Luick, Florence Jacobson and Beulah Jensen and Marvin Anderson, Chris Jacobson and Clarence Nelson. _Mrs. Henry C. Sorensen was pianist and Mrs. Marius Wonsmos soloist Others from- .Thornton present were Mr. and Mrs. George Luick, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Guldberg, Emil Jacobson and Mmes. Marvin Anderson and C. Nelson. Appointive officers for the Clear Lake lodges are Carl Johannessen and Alma Helm, R. S. N. G.; John V. Bohning and Mrs. Carl Johannessen, L. S. N. G.; Dr. K. R. Rogers and Mrs. Gene Funnell, wardens; Gus Heinrich and Mrs. Robert Hanley, conductors; Elmer Nelson and Mrs. Russell Roberts, inside guards; G. E. Curphy and Mrs. George Prestholt, outside guards; Joe Grady and Mrs; Mabel Roberts, chaplains; Gerald Butler and Mrs. Walter Pramer, musicians; Neil Slocum and Mrs. John Kopecky, R. S. S.; Howard Cash and Mrs. Nell Pike, L. S. S.; Howard J. Nye and Mrs. L. E. Jacobson, R. S. V. G., and Frank Baber and Mrs. G. E. Curphy, L. S. V. G. Mrs. A. R. Cain is instructor for Tina Rebekahs, Mrs. Paul Johannessen flag bearer, Mrs. Russell Roberts trustee for 3 years, Mrs. G. E. Wallin for 2 years, Carl Johannessen staff captain and Mrs. L. E. Jacobson his assistant. A. R. Cain is trustee of the Odd Fellows for'3 years. As the installing ceremonies opened Mrs. Wonsmos sang "My Prayer." As Mrs. Bouline was installed Mrs. Paul MiUer and daughter, Miss Jeannyce, presented her a corsage and her daughter Patty Bouline, sang "Mother." Mrs. Pramer accompanied. Mrs. Slocum was presented a corsage as she took her place as vice grand and Mrs. Wonsmos sang "I Would Be True." Mrs. Carl Johannessen presented the Past noble grand's pin to Mrs. Cash. Mr. Peterson and Mrs. Bouline both gave short talks. Mr. Smith, D. D. G. M,, fead a letter from Chauncey Viall, Mason City, concerning the picnic for the homes and Mrs. Jensen, D. D. P., spoke of work for the orders. Mrs. Cash. Mr. Dye, Mrs. Bouline, Mrs. S!o- ing vote of thanks. Refreshments were served by a committee of Rebekahs headed by Mrs. Russell Roberts. Table decorations were candles and streamers in the national colors. Clear Lake Calendar Wednesday--Service men's" prayer meeting, W. N. Hill home, 500 W. Division street, 10 o'clock. ' Do Your Bit club, Mrs. C. N. Mitchell, all day. Lions club, Legion hall, 12:15 o'clock. Newcomers" Card club, Wilke's cafe, 1 o'clock. O. D. O. club, Mrs. F. G. Cookman, 409 E. Main street, 1:30 o'clock. __. Thimble Bee club, Mrs. Harry Petersen. Today's club, Mrs. Jack Barnes 1317 W. 2nd street Methodist W. S. C. S., church parlors, executive board, 1:30 o'clock; . g e n e r a l session, 2 o'clock. Tabitha circle, Zion% Lutheran aid, Mrs. Jens Jensen, IDS E. Main street Congregational aid, church parlors, 5 o'clock; fellowship supper, 6 o'clock. Brownie troops, Lincoln school, 3:30 o'clock, jflnior high 4 o'clock. Junior Federated club Mrs Howard J. Nye, 200% S 4th street Verity lodge No. 250,'A. F. and A. M., Masonic Temple, 8 o'clock. ,J?f sc . a1 ' when 19 years old in I6o0, invented a calculating machine. Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND DSKD MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 312 Second 8. W. Phone 377 Total of U. S. first line combat planes as of Oct. 31, 1944, including . reserves, was approximately 23,000. Scouts Plan Contest for Troop 17 Patrols Clear Lake--Plans for a contest among patrols on the point system were made by Boy Scouts of troop 17 at junior high school Monday evening. The contest opens next. week with each patrol trying to earn the most points. The winning. group will receive a prize. A quiz of the 4 senior officers by the Scouts-and vice versa was held. Troop 30 held the regular session at the Methodist church. Former Grocer Dies; Last Rites Wednesday Iowa Falls -- Funeral services for B. G. Cummings, 79, will be held at St. Mark's Catholic church in Iowa Falls Wednesday at 9 a. m. He died at Austin, Minn., Sunday. He was born in Wisconsin, son of Martin and Cecelia Cummings Thei family lived hi Cedar Falls for a number of years before coming to Iowa Falls about 1890. He owned and operated a grocery store in Iowa Falls for some time. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy, a teacher at Austin, Minn.; and one sister, Mrs. F. B. Hay of Iowa Falls. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery. Riceville Woman Dies After Short Illness Riceville--Mrs. Margaret Yager, 79, died Monday morning at the Vollbrecht hospital. Death was due to bladder and;kidney infection following a fall. Mrs. Yager took an over dose of sleeping tablets a week ago from which she never rallied. She was preceded in death by her husband, O. P. Yager, and daughter, Mary Lee. The body is at the Riceville funeral home. FLANS COURSE Garner--Norbert Dorow, local 4-H leader who attended the machinery short course at Iowa State college, will hold a similar short course lor the rest of the local 4-H leaders in Hancock county Jan. 20 at the Urich implement shop hi Gamer. Pumpkins were cultivated by the Indians long before Columbus sighted America. In fact, early settlers found them growing in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. AT FIRST FLOOR COVERINGS GOLD SEAL Congofeum Rugs Large Assortment of Patterns for Every Room. Size 9x12-- $5.75 $7.45 ea. CONGOLEUM By the yard, 6-0 and 9-0 wide. Assorted colors and patterns. 49e 59c Si* Yd. Hassocks.. .$5.95 Smokers .. .$7.50 Magazine Racks . . .$4.95 Card Table Chairs . . . 5.95 INLAID LINOLEUMS Marbelized patterns in assorted colors $1.25 Sq. Yd. For Any Type Rooms WOOL RUGS Smart Patterns in Floral designs. 9x12 Size $42*50 EXTRA HEAVY RUG PADS 9x12 Sire SPECIAL $6.95 R. S. 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