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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 22, 1944
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4 Tuesday, Feb. 22, 194 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE PLANE UNABLE TO DROP BOMBS Desperate Struggle on U. S. Bomber Revealed l An American Bomber Base i: Britain, Feb. 21. (ffj--Lt. Haroli , T, Raynie of Hawardcn, Iowa, wa one of the flyers involved in , tale of a desperate struggle am battle which began when th bombs failed to drop from a ne\\ unnamed . liberator bomber tha was one of the 2,000 America! planes, that swept across Germany in Sunday's historic action. The story was disclosed, in th following log, set down by Lt Alton C. Belander, Duluth, Minn pilot who was making his 12th trip, over enemy territory: "Had smooth uneventful trip unHI reached tareet. Opened bomi bay doors, buf could not release bombs. Tried every way we' coulc think of as flew through light flak lut no soap. Then, leaving th target, enemy fighters came in. "First 6 attacked, then 3, all un successfully. Then 3 more carm in head-on and everything hap pened at once. A 20-millimete shell hit the nose turret, anothe "Jut the ammunition carrier, a 3r blasted the communication box Cabin smoke-filled; ship lagged Then a 4th shell exploded. While the engineer and radi_ operator tried to e x t i n g u i s h f l a m e s , B o m b a r d i e r Raynie climbed down in bomb bay will sciew driver to attempt to release bombs, whose weight was causing ship to drop behind formation. jp "AU at once another shell ex t ploded behind the insfrumen 1 panel, putting,, all instruments ou of commission. Two more/20-mil- -j Umeters hit almost simultaneously i at base of wing, blowing 18-inch 3 hole in fnselase. This set another , fire which ivas not put out unti ···'::y ; after landing on runway border- .y; tuff home field. J,; "Bombs finally were droppec :i : 4i along raikoad tracks a half, hour . r ,-.' from target. - r |; .. "I flew with my group until we ,··:§: reached the English coast, then VSfi }lit *he deck for home and the .1: ^handiest runway, firing red flares g. along the way. When touched .-'; ground, diseovere3 another bullet :|, had flattened a tire, veering ship -,q: off into grass along runway." ·j| ' ^- ne exhausted crew piled out ·;.-%' of t^ e plane, expecting it to ex- .·;-; plode, but nothing happened and :: ; j they found they all were unhurt. Trees, Power Lines Felled by Lashing Wind at Los Angeles Xa '. ;l»s Angeles, (.5)_ A lashing ,v:j wind felled trees and power lines ;. early Tuesday as the continuing .-j rain reached a 3-day total of 5.67 -· inches. One death was attributed ;-! to the storm, and sheriff's depu- ;\ ties reported a foothill bridge and ; 2 houses washed out. ;j In Ventura county, the body of :1 Donald Irwin, 39, was found in a ; ; '-a water-filled ditch. Coroner's otti- Y;i cers said he evidently had fallen :| in- :.··$ Water was reported frorh in to ,5j 3 feet deep at various plates on at ;:£ least 2 busy industrial thorough- .i-.-.j fares in Los Angeles.; .;-# Forest rangers on snowshoes : :.f went to the rescue of persons ma- .rv rooned m white-mantled mountain ;:.-J areas. Snow blocked numerous .-.."f, highways. '$' High winds sank a 30 foot '·~fi cruiser at Hedondo Beach. II Seventeen city schools were .-; wiOiout light and power. Pupils in :\;; 33 were sent home Monday Ap:;5 Proximately 65,000 homes' de- partment e m p l o y e s estimated were without electricity Two large hotels distributed candles to 800 guests when light failed. Only 4 of 29 Des Moines Retail Stores Comply With OPA Des Moines, (ff)--Joe] H. Thorn ton, a Washington OPA official said Monday night a survey of 29 retail meat stores in Des Moine showed that only 4 were complyin 100 per cent with OPA regulation on price, grade, point labeling ani price ceilings. The survey was made by Thornton, head of the food trade rela (ions branch of the OPA, and James E. Degnan of Washington national price director of OPA They said it was part of a compliance education program being carried on in district headquarter 1 cities. Of the 25 non-complying stores checked, Thornton told a meeting of meat retailers, wholesalers anc packers' representatives, s o m e were above the ceiling on only one item, but others exceeded it on as many as 50 per cent of their items Last 10 Per Cent of Iowa E Bond Quota Expected to Be Hardest 'Des Moines, (IP)--lowans havi. -"«' 90 Per cent of their $66,000,000 E bond quota in the fourth war loan, the state war finance com mittee reported Tuesday "This last 10 per cent of th series E bond quota will no doub be the most difficult to sell," V L. Clark, executive manager the committee, said. The committee said the entire E bond quota would be met only if "real sales effort for the remainder of the week" was pu -- -- -- . · · · - v n . « a s pu forth by workers throughout the state. Washington Farewell Address Is Read at Meeting of Senate Washington, (/fi) -- T h e senate devoted an hour Thursday to a custom which, alter years of casual observance, was made a 'orma! annual ceremony 43 years ago--the reading of Washington's farewell address. By a senate rule, adopted in .901, the address is read one year by a democrat, the next by a republican, on the anniversary of he first president's birth. The eadei- is appointed by the vice resident, as president of the enate. The honor fell this year o Senator Thomas (D., Utah.) The reward for an hour's read- ng is a leather bound copy" ol the ddress, autographed by the sen- te officers. Margaret Sanford Veds in Minneapolis Nora Springs--Miss Margaret eanne Sanford of Minneapolis aughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale anford of Rockford, became the ride-of Gordon K. Edwards o£ pencer at a ceremony performed 'eb. 6 at the Church of Christ n 14th avenue southeast, in Min- eapolis by the Rev. William Clague. Miss Marion Sanford, sister of he bride, was the maid of hdnor, nd Richard Edwards of Minne- polis was the best man. A reception was held after the eremony at the : home of Mrs August Smith. They will make their home on farm near Spencer. --o-Honduras' national monetary mit is the Hmpira, with a current xchange value of about 50 cents PROPER CARE LONGER WEAR TT'S a real morale builder--conserves vour A strength--and fights disease and infection. Jf your washer is in good condition, keep it that way. Oil and clean according to directions ' -- for major repairs, call your appliance dealer. · For Longer Life:* Know the c a p a c i t y of your washer and avoid overloading il. * Drain immediately after washing; is done, rinse tub ana remove lint and soap with soft cloth. . * When through washing, release pressure on wringer rolls, *nd wipe them dry. * JVipe cord dry and hang in loose coils. PEOPLES* GAS ELECTRIC COMPANY » fsscHlial hd ustrv CMn, Y ou frilly. DeftriM, j tn , ict tl To. t» Nit Bccelve P»Mr Befor. 5:30 i. m. Call 53S «r tin Phone 239 FINISHES STUDY OF 4 FREEDOMS L. R. Club Lesson on Freedom From Fear Clear Lake -- "Freedom From Fear" was the topic discussed by Mrs. John V. Bohning for the Library Reading club Monday afternoon at the home o£ Mrs. L. J. Kutschara. This completed the study of "The Four Freedoms" which club mernbers have made this year. Mrs. P. D. Leith gave a number of selections from "Patriotic Verse of Today." Doris Erickson sang "Land of the Sky .Blue Water" by Cadman and "Morning" by Speaks and Betty Burns sang 2 Negro spirituals, "Trampin' " and · "Deep River." Both were accompanied by Miss Jean McFadden. The next meeting is March 6 at the home of Mrs. O. T. Hansen with Mmes. Otto B. Petersen and Henry N. Graven leading a discussion of "What Price Peace." Other groups met Monday. Clear Lake 'township home · project leaders met at the home o£ Mrs William Amendt with Miss Lucille Buchanan, home demonstration agent, presenting a lesson on "Work Clothes for the Job." A potluck luncheon was served at noon. A followup session will be announced later. The next and final meeting-of the series for leaders is March 7 at the home of Mrs. Clarence Trego. "Prayer" was the topic presented by Mrs. W. N. Hill for Triple S class members who met at the home of Mrs. Harry Beal with Mmes. Charles Ransom and Urren .Porter assisting. Mrs. Wil- WILL SPEAK AT BANQUET --L. J. Ileeb, Mason City, will be guest speaker at the Father- Son banquet to be held in the Methodist church. Clear Lake at 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening under' the sponsorship of the 'Double C class. Walter Slasor, coach at Thornton, will present a group of magical tricks as entertainment. Glen Franks will represent the fathers and his son, Dick, the sons in the welcome and response. Willis Miller is loast- masler and Harry Mason will lead (he community singing Tickets for the banquet may be obtained from Harold Miller G. E. Punke, Ralph Ott or Oscar Frederic kson. will be hostess Fryer entertained liam Skinner March 20. Mrs. Ruben ,,_,,,. c.i.^imnea members of both the Linger Longer and H. D. clubs at a special session. Mmes. S. J. otr, Chris Bitker William Kruggel and Jacob Billman were special guests The group inspected 3 amaryllis blossoms which Mrs. Fryer has in her window and a program honoring Washington and Lincoln was given. Mrs. Fryer served lunch. 5 Initiatory Degrees Given at I. 0. 0. F. Hall Clear Lake--Keith McGowan .ewis Ross, George Michaels Joseph Grady and Dr. K. R. Rogers vere given the initiatory degree « the Independent Order of Odd ellows at the regular lodge ses- ion at I. O. O. F. hall Monday evening. W. F. Ostrander was re- eived by transfer from the lodge at Albert. Lea, Minn. Followin" odge lunch was served at Hal- r ord's. Next Monday a degree staff rom the Mason City lodge will put on first degree work. Lunch 'ill be served at the hall. W. C. T. U. to Sponsor 2 Prayer Services Clear Lake--The W. C. T. U; s sponsoring a morning and evening service at Gospel Tabernacle ·"riday in observance of the World Day of Prayer. The morn- ng session is at 10 o'clock and he evening meeting opens at 7:30 vith singing led by the Rev. Evey n : Elefsen, pastor o£ Bethel Chapel. Miss Marguerite Wolford vill sing, Mrs. Charles Wolford viil lead .the prayer groups 'and here will'be a devotional period. Topics to be discussed are ,Vorld Peace and Missions," iVorld Leaders and Those in Authority," "Youth ol Our Land and J u v e n i l e Delinquency," 'Mothers of Service Men and Women and the Home" and 'Service Men and Women." ^mong those speaking will be rtrs. Gertrude Bice and the Rev. "Mrs. Elefsen. All topics will be :onsidered with relation to the iquor question. Mrs. L. E.' Jacobson is to sing in the evening. Clear Lake Calendar Wednesday--Service men's prayer meeting, Mrs. W. N. Hill. 500 W. Division street, 10 o'clock. Do Your Bit club, George Jamison home, all day. Lake Township Farm Bureau, E. E. Stuclyvin home, noon. W. L. A. M. club, Mrs. William Schober. all day. Lions club, Legion hall, 12:15 o'clock. Newcomers' Card club. Methodist W. S. C. S.: Circle I, Mrs. C. A. Boulinc. 201 W. Main .street: circle 2. Mrs. Paul Miller, 10G Bell street; circle A. Mrs Walter Cash. 208 W. State street; circle 5, Mrs. Clarence Prescott, 301 W. Division street. E. T. C. Bridge club, Mrs. E. A Musgjerd, 104 Jefferson street. Girl Scout troop 'I, junior high school, 4:15 o'clock. Brownie troop, junior h i g h school. ·? o'clock. Fellowship cotluck d i n n e r , Church of Christ, 6:30 o'clock. Intramural basketball, h i g h school gym, 6:30 o'clock. Stafford Post No. 222, American Legion and American Legion auxiliary. Legion hall, 7 o'clock. Today's club, Mrs. Donald Stork 8 o'clock. Ash Wednesday and Holy Communion service. Zion Lutheran church, g o'clock. L. Knutson, Chris Bush, Walter Wood Clear Lake Briefs For Rent: Furn. Apt. Ph. 153-W. Mrs. James Anderson received a cablegram Monday from her husband, Tech. Sgt; James Anderson, stating that he has now been dismissed from an overseas hospital and is again with his regular unit and feeling quite well. Wanted: Practical nursing-, inquire at 112 South Street. The Rev. Chauncey Merwin, who has been visiting his children and friends here -several days planned to return Tuesday to his home at Jackson, Teiln. Members of Stafford Post Xo. 222, American Legion, and of the .American Legion auxiliary will hold a joint dinner and get-to"ether session at Legion hall Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. The dinner committee includes Sid Halford, Dr. F. " Eliasen, K. C. -- ,,..,,. ,,,,,,,, and Charles Jorgenson. An informal program will follow. Officers request as many as possible of both groups to attend. Mrs. Ned D'Neill is confined to her home with bronchial pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs.' Oscai^Hansen, 584 N. 4th street, received a cablegram from their son, Tech. Sgt. C. M. Hansen. Monday stating that he has arrived in the United States and is at Camp Patrick Henry Norfolk, Va., for a rest. He has' been on the front in Africa for 14 months. Sergeant Hansen is expected to arrive within a few days to visit his parents. Flight Officer William B. Fankell, who had been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fankell several days, left Saturday for Bakersfield, Cal., to receive f u r - ther orders. He was accompanied as far as Des Moines by Miss Betty Bunion, who was also a guest at the Fankell home several days. Miss Wauneta Fankell, Washington. D. C., will return to her work Thursday after spendin 2 weeks '" ' family. Moines Monday for physical examination preliminary to induction into the army. " Floyd Bardsley. son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bardsley, south of Clear Lake,, leaves Tuesday for Des Moines to report for the U S navy. He and his wife have been living at Swalcdale where he has been farming with his brother Mrs. Bardsley plans to so to Minneapolis to visit her sister lor a time, Mrs. Howard McXHl and baby reon-ncd to their home at Plymouth Monday after visilin" the former's aunt. Mrs. Henry Van- Zuuk, and other relatives a few with her parents and Moretz went .to DCS Tom and Kenneth D. Steal Ham, Eggs Worcester, .Mass., (U.R--When Fred Descoteau opened his market in the morning he discovered that one customer couldn't wait for his breakfast. Missing were 2 boneless partly cooked hams, 5 dozen eggs. ,.,. enne . Klein went to DCS Moines Monday to take physicals for induction into the armed forces. ' St. Rita's circle of the Catholic ! » u ,' mect Thursrf ay afternoon at the home of Mrs. Everett Paulson, Oakwood. with Mmes. R. A Monaghen and John Leibold assisting. Dean Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Davis. 1024 Lomjta street is ill with flu-pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. GcorRc A. Jamison DEADLINES: U a. nCfor 'Wl tot Al t. r«r IS CHOSEN HEAD OF WA-TAN-YES Miss Helen Risser to Become President Clear Lake--Miss Helen Rissei was elected president of Clear Lake Wa-Tan-Ye club, woman's service organization, at a dinner session Monday evening at June and Johnnie's. Miss Mary Collins is retiring president. Other officers chosen are Miss 11 a Mae Knop, vice president Miss Mollie MacGowan, secretary Miss Elvira Mellem, treasurer aria Mrs. E. E. Thompson, board member for 3 years. Installation ceremonies will take place in March A discussion of the club's -preferences in national policies followed the dinner at which the Misses Risser and Mellem were hostesses. Plans for the annual convention of the national association were outlined. Work sessions to make preparations for the events of May 20 and 21 are planned. Miss Risser introduced Mrs.' R J. Aurdal, guest speaker, who gave a talk on "Brazil, Ally and Good Neighbor" as the final study' of South American countries which the club has pursued throughout the year. Mrs. Aurdal spoke particularly of the geographic importance of Brazil in world strategy and of industrial developments due to the present conflict The next meeting is March 6, the place to be announced. Other groups oiso met Monday evening. Mrs. Willis Miller, Miss Verna Carpenter and Mrs. Grace Fiske gave patriotic readings for February birthdays, Arlene Prest- holt sang ''Coming In on a Wing and a Praper" and Mrs. Nels H. Lekwa whistled a group of numbers for the program of the D. U. V. at Legion hall Monday evening Mrs. Lena Brose, patriotic instructor, arranged the program. A potluck dinner at which families were guests preceded the program. At the business session the tent voted contributions to the kitbag fund. The next meeting is March 6. Mmes. Ralph Schneider, Frank Smith and M. Cooper were substitutes at a session of the Double Four Bridge club at, the home of Mrs. L. E. Jacobson. Mrs. Jens Wind won h i g h score, Mrs Schneider low and Mrs. Fred Fankell honors. Mrs. Floyd Kimball is hostess March 6- OPA Official States Popcorn Producers Are Not Processors Clear Lake -- Mrs. Blanche Hanna, price clerk in the local office of price administration, quoted Walter D. Kline, Des Moines, acting district director, Tuesday, in stating that "No producer may qualify himself as a processor (of popcorn) unless he actually performs all of the processing functions himself.. If he has popcorn processed he docs not become a processor and is limited to the price of S6 a hundred weight," Mr. Kline stated. Complaints have been received at Des Moines that farmers are having popcorn custom processed and seeking to take the prices provided for processors in the regulations. "Processing is confined to a person who performs the function," Mr. Kline stated. Paratrooper Talks to Boy Scout Troop Clear Lake -- Sgt. Bynum Jacobsen. who has been a paratrooper with the marines in the south Pacific for several months and has seen much action, was guest speaker at a session oE Boy Scout troop 30 at the Methodist church Monday evening. He told many of his experiences and showed several souvenirs. BoJ- Scouts of troop 17 held the regular study session at junior high school and played games. Sea Scout ship 17 worked on seabags and studied the semaphore code. Plans are being made for a bridge of honor at Mason City soon. Garner--Dorothy Missal, who is employed at the statehouse in Des Moines, was home over the \yeek- en.d and had as her houseguests Shirley Horgen of Charles City, Bobbie Mostrom of HanlontoWn and Dorothy Anderson of Forest have received word Frank W. Jamison ,,. c u u ., at Jarragut. Ida., where he, is tnk- eccived word that their son I: rank W. Jamison, arrived Feb. f) The oldest recorded dale in the western hemisphere is said to be ' ·291 B. C.. inscribed in Mayan on a stone in southern Mexico. ins boot trainins. Eden Farm club will meet Friday evening at Eden schoolhou^e for the annual election or officers ihc program will consist of games and a social hour. M r f- E - E- Mellon, who was celled to Minneapolis Saturday by the death of her father, was expected to return home Tuesday evening. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our many friends for their Ihoughtfulncss at this time. Mrs. Verne Baker and dautjhtcf Mr. and Mrs.' B. F. Baker and Bessie Ray Baker family Elgar Haighl family Buenos Aires holds- some three and a h a l f million people--about one-fourth of Argentina's lolal population. EflSV TERRIS will save your eyes As Low As $1.00 a Week GLASSES on CREDIT DR. G. f. FAILOR, Opt. JEMSEHOrriCALCo 19'/ 2 No. Federal lOPerCentoflowa Drug Stores Limited Sales Fields or Closed Des Moines. (/P)-- Nearly 10 per cent of the drug sotres in Iowa have been forced to limit their sales fields or close in the last year and a half, j. F . Rabe, secretary of the state pharmacy board, said Tuesday, "The situation is due to the fact probably 90 per cent of our pharmacists have gone into the armed services during that period," he continued. "However the government's recent order freezing pharmacists in their present positions probably will stabilize the situation. » h ° i n th ere has n mwe than a 50 per cent increase in the number of women students in Pharmacy colleges, but probably ° n b l?w- f e w wil1 Complete their ork this year. Some draft boards are giving deferments to pharmacy graduates who get jobs where there i s not an oversuppiy Pal ' maCistS ' and that that in the last 18 months 5 per cent of the dru" stores had to close because they could not obtain help, principally registered pharmacists, and 4 per cent changed to s.undry stores. bundry stores cannot compound prescriptions nor s e u dru"s or poisons. _ "Many of the remaining stores have tried to r solve the Employment problem by shortening their daily hours and remaining open 2 Marines Discover They Had Been in Company of 20 japs T « n r f w » a n _ Two adventurous marines here arc feeling something like the gent who crossed a stream by w e ? P h",l °? a !og and turn "d to watch the log become a very live alligator. .. F , irst Sgt. Arthur F. Bartholomew. Bethlehem, Pa and Pvt. Charles A. Van Roy, St.' Paul Mum., were _, patrolling ahead of their lines when they were stopped by a squeaked challenge in a foreign tongue and a burst ol fire. "We took cover," the first sergeant reported later, "and tried to feel out their position. Pretty soon, though, our own mortar file started to hit fairly close to our position. So we decided to get out of there." The 2 marines retired cautiously and rejoined their company^ Later they returned to the area and found they had been in the near presence of more than 20 Japs--all now sately dead from mortar fire. ·Said the sergeant, "there we had been right in with 2fl Japs and didn't even know they were there." Invention of the zero by an ancient Hindu is considered one o£ the greatest advances in mathe- j matics- A JV All Eyes Are On The Iowa Shoe Brokerage's Many Bargains Fur Coat Clearance " S'J b " v 'i,'r.: "Tsi,? .?;· f°«·;.*»TM«.*» TM.«».-« SIZES FROM 10 TO 18 '.50 and Women's High Grade Shoes These shoes formerly sold at prices much higher than they are now beins offered for; 3.95 4.95 5.85 Men's High Grade Shoes' N a t i o n.a 1 1 y advertised brands that formerly sold .ufi. to $11.50 now. being offered for only Main Floor 6« Women's Nationally Advertised Shoes i! £·=*» ~jsw,-ss« 3 .95 Just What Baby Ordered Large size satin bound blankets . . . are just the thing to keep baby warm and in the best of health Colors in blue and pinkl slightly i r r e g u l a r $4 values. Men's Work Pants Uniform or heavy work pants in all sizes. 1» 1 li to Men's and Boys' Sweaters We have the largest selection o£ men's and boys' sweaters in town. All Wools, Brushed Wools and Part Wools in all styles and all sires. O9 to ^ SNOW SUITS 3 .95 to 12 .95 Men's Work Shoes Sturdy all leather shoes that can really take the punishment yet they arc comfortable to wear. We carry a complete stock in all sizes. ·Basement Ready-to-Wear Dept. Children's Shoes Black and Browns in Moccasin or Dutch toes and wing tips. All sizes. Ladies' Dress Shoes We carry a large assortment of dress shoes in all colors, sizes and heels. Ladies' Ration Free Shoes All eyes are on the ration free shoes today and · noic i^ your opportunity to get a pair of black or brown gabardine shoes in any one of the popular styles at only i to Basement Shoe Dept. IOWA SHOE BROKERAGE 202 South Federal Mason Cify, Iowa ?;]^^ .

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