The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 4, 1943 · Page 3
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, January 4, 1943
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MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1943 DRIVE YIELDS $12,906,000,000 Morgenthau Says Public Response "Comforting" WASHINGTON, U.f--Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., announced Saturday that December's victory fund drive netted a record-breaking total of S12,- 906,000,000. "The $12,903,000,000 of borrowing is a reflection of the scale on which the war is being carried to the enemy in our growing offensives," Morgenthau said. "It is a measure of the productive and military might of America. There is comfort for all of us in this grand response by the people to the war needs of the treasury x x x some hundn' ds of thousands of individual investors were able to purchase, the securities, and thus rolled up the total to the largest figure in history for any single borrowing operation." * * * The' 1 final figures showed that the original 53,000,000,000 goal was exceeded by $3,B06,000,000. Of the total, 57,8_34,000,000 was loaned by non-banking sources. Treasury officials revcalfid that in addition to borrowing, the treasury received during December approximately $2,700,000,000 in taxes and other collections, mak- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ng a December total of $15,600,000,000. * * * December's total of $1,014,168,)00 of savings bond sales brought he total for the year to S9.15C,- 958,000. December sales were the second greatest since the old defense bonds were introduced in VTay, 1940. The record was established last January when the total was $l,Ofifl,54G,000. Enemy Merchant Ship Scuttled in Atlantic LONDON, /P) --The admiralty announced Saturday that an enemy merchant vessel o£ about 10.000 tons was scuttled in the Atlantic by its crow when intercepted by navy patrols. The communique said: "An enemy merchant vessel of some 10,000 .tons which was attempting to run the blockade has been intercepted by our patrols in the Atlantic. _. "On being overhauled the crew scuttled the ship and members taken prisoners of war." DECLARES VICTORY NEAR NEW YORK, U.R)--Panyiotis Kanellopoulos, vice president and minister of defense of the exiled Greek government, Saturday fold Greek armed forces that 1943 was dawning with promise and victory was near. "On all fronts our great allies arc advancing," he said in a New Year's order of the day which was broadcast over Radio Cairo and recorded by the FCC. ·»« JANUARY SUN. MON. TUE. WED. THUR. FRI. SAT ONLY'INSPECTED CARS WILL QUALIFY FOR TIRES AND GAS Only by conserving the Nation's tires can essen- · tial transportation be maintained. That's why the Government's mileage-rationing program requires that every passenger car-owner have his tires inspected before January 31. Unless you do so--you will not be permitted to purchase tires or gasoline. WHY WAIT FOR THE LAST MINUTE RUSH? DO IT NOW! Have the tires on your car inspected as soon as possible. If it's convenient, do it today. You may go to any Official Inspection Station, of your own choosing -- but do it now. Our Store has been appointed as an Official Station, and we will-be glad to serve you. The service charge as set by the Government, is 25c per car. (Extra charges, if any of the tires require dismounting.) MONTGOMERY WARD O F F I C I A L T I R E I N S P E C T I O N S T A T I O N YANKS READY TO MEET GAS Said to Be Ready to Give as Well as Take EDGEWOOD ARSENAL, Ind., J--If gas becomes a weapon of general use in this war, the hemical warfare service of the army is ready to give i t -- a n d equally ready to take it. Maj. Gen. William N. Porter, CWS chief, said the Germans vere known to have large stores f war gas, and could be expected o use it whenever advantageous. * * * "So far, in my opinion, tlie only reason the Germans have not used gas is that they have not needed it," he said. "They would be very unwise ta s t a r t using it in Tunisia, where their own restricted and fixed positions are extremely vulnerable to retaliatory gas attack. , ¥ * * "In Russia there was no point n spraying their own path with mustard gas. lor that 1,000 mile walk. It would have been to Russia's advantage to use gas against the Germans, but they were a signatory to the treaty prohibiting the use of gas, and j apparently intend to abide by it." The United States, Porter noted, Sias never signed such a treaty, out nevertheless is committed to a policy of retaliation if gas is used against allied troops. * * * "We would all be very remiss, if we went info this without sufficient quantities of gas," he added. "We feel now that we are ahead of Germany in the production of gas." I * * * But gas is only part of the science of chemical warfare, and ! the army's chemical warfare con- j tor here has devoted as much attention to smoke bombs and shells, colored signal smokes, incendiaries, tear gas, and ingenious protective devices against enemy gas. One of the most recent developments demonstrated by Brig. Gen. Rx L. Avery, commanding general of the center, and Ms staff was a device for generating huge quantities of artificial smoke, or fog, as a protective covering for lar?e areas. Credit for its development was given to Dr. Irving Langmuir of General Electric, by Brig. Gen William C. Kabrich, technical director of the center, who explained that the new generators could hide entire industrial cities, or such areas as the Panama canal, from attacking bombers. Jap Fountain in Honolulu Is Torn Down HONOLULU, (U.F9--A Honolulu landmark of 25 years standing--a Japanese phoenix fountain in Kapiolani park which was presented to (he city to commemorate the coronation of Emperor Yoshihito --was lorn down recentlv and carted off to the scrap heap. Destruction of th e fountain which has served ns a gathering place for Japanese celebrations and anniversary observances for many years, came after demands for its demolition were made by citizens. One citizen suggested that Hon- oluluans follow the example set by patriots in New York at the time of (he Revolulionary war who attached a stout rope to a lead equestrian statue of Kin" -George III in Bowling Green, pulled it down and melted it into bullets for the Continental army It was suggested that place-; on the pulling rope to be attached to the imperial phoenix fountain be Isold to Americans --of Japanese extraction or otherwise--with n grievance against the statue or the Japanese Empire. This suggestion was thrown out, however, when the parks board authorized the use of city-county workmen for the job. Ford Reveals Extent to Which Plants Are Turning Out Materiel D E T R O I T , (U.P.) -- T h e Ford Motor company revealed for the first time Monday the extent to which its huge plants in five states are turning out war materials to aid in, the struggle against the axis. A statement, approved by the war department, disclosed that Ford factories in Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri. Illinois and Pennsylvania are making tanks, bombers, jeeps, gun mounts, armor plate, gliders, trucks, aircraft e n g i n e s , turbo-supcrcliargcrs, tank, truck and jeep motors, and tires, tubes and laminated glass for army vehicles. The statement pointed to completion of the huge Willow Run bomber plant as Ford's most "dramatic" contribution to the war effort. Ground was broken for the structure--largest plant under one roof in the world--on April 18. 1941. Completed bombers already are flying from the | plant. ' The $21,000,000 River Rouge aircraft engine building is turning out Pratt and Whitney engines on a "round-the-clock" schedule, the company said. IOWAN IS DROWNED OSKALOOSA, (;?)_Dick Sfcrk, 65, Barnes Cily farmer, drowned Saturday when he slipped on some ice and fell into a stock watering tank. NOW FOR THE GRAND FINISH! All the Remaining Stock of W. H. Potts, Jeweler, to be Sold to Highest Bidders at Public m ·- -rm Stock Consists of Quality Merchandise DIAMONDS - GOLD RINGS WEDDING RINGS STONE SET RINGS STERLING SILVER ARTICLES SILVER PLATED WARE CLOCKS - COMPACTS SOLID GOLD JEWELRY GOLD FILLED JEWELRY LEATHER GOODS/NOVELTIES CHINA AND GLASSWARE LINENS, DESK SETS, LOCKETS PERFUMES-COLOGNE, Etc. 2 AUCTIONS DAILY STARTING TUESDAY January 5 AT 2:00 P. M. AND AT 7:10 P. M. UNTIL EVERYTHING IS SOLD as W. H. Potts store is Quitting Business Forever 48 YEAR OLD BUSINESS to be WITHOUT RESERVE ·············^·······^·····^MMM Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Every Auction Come in before the auction starts. Doors will be unlocked 30 minutes prior to every sale. Look over the hundreds of fine quality articles, and select whatever you want put up for sale. The auctioneer will sell the pieces you pick out from the entire stock. There are many gorgeous new pieces. Mrs. Potts Has Ordered Complete Quick Disposal Entire stock of jewelry, fixtures, cash registers, safes, furniture, repair tools, show cases, and other articles ordered sold at once. Get rid of it! Waste no time! Building to be vacated, doors locked. Rapid selling will end this business established nearly half century ago. Get your share of this merchandise. BUY AT YOUR OWN PRICE Now's the Time to Get Jewelry Bargains Hundreds of jewelry store articles will go at bargain bids during this Quitting Business public auction sale. Select any item. What do you want to pay for it? Buy at your own price. Bid and get a bargain. Come early! ^--·^^^"^^··^^··^^·^^··M W. Diamond Ring to be Awarded Daily To show appreciation for the patronage given this store during the past 48 years, as well as during this auction, a diamond ring will be awarded each day of the sale, and at 2 p. m. daily a gift will be awarded. You'll Be Sorry IE You Miss This Event Come to the afternoon or night auctions. Stay as long as you wish. Leave any time you feel like it. But be sure to attend. After everything's gone, you'll hear about the amazing bargains. Then it will be too late! POTTS, Jeweler 12 East State Street, Mason City, Iowa

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