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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 6, 1943
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CONVERSION TO GOAL IS URGED Fuel Oil Users Are Warned of Shortage C L E A R L A K E -- John Col chairman of the fuel oil board fo rationing board 17-2, receive the following telegram Tuesda from Robert B. Adams, state OP director, Des Moines, which M Adams had received from th head office in Washington, D. C It reads: "In .view of the increasingl serious fuel oil supply situatio it is imperative that building other than private dwellings b compelled to convert (to othe fuels) or lose their fuel oil ra tions. Only most conclusive proo that property is not convertib will be acceptable. * * * "Boards should terminate heat ing rations for such buildings un less (1) Written proof is preseni ed that arrangements have bee made for conversion by a definil date within current heating sea son, or (2) Applicant has prove conclusively that conversion impossible. "All 1101 applications excep cold water flats, regardless o size of ration or whether or no converted to coal, must be teste for convertibility: * * * '. "It Is (be responsibility of the board to see that conversion is made at the earliest possible date and that the final ration allotment is only up to this date. Boards should fix time ·limits of conversion to accomplish savings in oil burned the next two months when it is needed most. Instruct each local board in your area at once to apply this policy vigorously even if it means heatless buildings." Besides Mr. Cole, the local fue oil board includes Ray Nichol and Miss Mollie Mac Go wan. Housekeeper Asked to Save Used Grease CLEAR LAKE--The first collection of salvage grease will be held the coming Saturday, Mrs Arthur H. Johnson, who is in charge of this phase of war work stated Wednesday. . "The Girl Scouts have taken up this work as a financial project,' Mrs. H. Johnson stated, "collecting the grease and selling it to dealers. "The town has been divided into districts and certain scouts are assigned to each area. The scouts are to contact women in their districts during the week to learn who has salvage grease. In case any person having grease is missed, she may contact Mrs. B. A. Morse. Girl Scout leader, who will arrange for its collection. After next Saturday, collections will be held the first Saturday of each month." , "In the salvage of silk and nylon hose," Mrs. Johnson states, 1 ' the discarded hosiery may be lefl at any stora where stockings are sold. Each dealer has a box in which they may be deposited." Salvage of tin cans will also become a war project in Clear Lake. Plans for their collection are now under discussion and will be announced soon. In the meantime, each housekeeper is asked to wash, remove paper labels and dry all tin cans as soon as emptied. Tops and bottoms should be removed and placed inside the can which may then be flattened by stepping on it. Place in a container until such time a the collection takes place. Tin is vital metal and much can be sal vaged from the cans. George Sheridan is donating the use of his building on West Main S 11 6 t^ Storage of the tln can Clear Loke Calendar Wednesday -- Double C class Methodist church parlors, 7'30 oclock. Double Dozen club, Mrs Ernest Can- home, 6:30 o'clock, American Legion auxiliary Legion hall, 7 o'clock Double Four Bridge club Mrs. Floyd Kimball. 607 Reed' street, 8 o'clock. -!?i d 'A 1 ,!? 1 B J idge club ' Mrs - Crlen Orth, Freeman apartments. Thursday-- Busy Bee club. Mrs. Howard Cash, all day Rotary club, I. O. O. F. hall, 12:! a o'clock. Twentieth C e n t u r y club Peter's restaurant, 1 o'clock Zion Lutheran aid, church parlors, 2:30 o'clock. Red Cross surgical dressings restroom, 1:30 o'clock ' Crescent club, Mrs. J c Davenport, 415 North Fourth street. Stitch and Chatter club, Mrs , E. L. Secory, 810 South Third street. Royal club, Mrs. Roy French 200 East Division street Community Bible study, Mrs. Eugene Grimm, 414 Fifth street, 2:lo o'clock. Girl Scout troop 1, junior nigh school, 4 o'clock. C h i l d Evangelism classes Lewis Knudson and S. H. Peterson homes, 4 o'clock Park chapter No. 35, O. E. S Masonic Temple, dinner, 6:30 oclock; chapter, 7:30 o'clock. Wocruiting Officer for Cerro Gordo CLEAR LAKE--Mrs. John V. Bohntaff, 410 Soulh Fourth street, county chairman of the Iowa Federated Women's clubs has been named Wacrnitins officer for Cerro Gordo county it was announced Wednesday Any woman interested in join- in E the WAACs may contact Mrs. Bohninr who has on hand application blanks for enrollment in the WAACs and also explanatory folders t e l l i n g about the organization. A district meeting of county chairmen was held recently at Waterloo where the work was explained and material distriButed to each woman attending. Olson Writes About Life in North Africa CLEAR LAKE -- Fred Marti has received a letter from Clar ence T. Olson, seaman first clas which is headed simply "Nortl Africa, Dec. 20." He says: "XVe are living uptown in a the ater building and I am workin in a garage. The customs of th Jeople are surely different tha n the states. To be on the stree s Just like being at a Ringlin Brothers' circus. "The trains are all dra\vn b lorses or a little train is hitchec ehind a bicycle. One can rid very cheap. Our money has grea value here and if one spent mor han $2 a week he would be a great spendthrift. "At a barber shop one can get ; laircut, shampoo, shave and toni for 25 cents of U. S. money. How would you like to do barber worl for that? "We have had no mail since Oct 30 which is a change from getting wo or three letters a day. Tel my friends "hello" for me." Mr. Olson's address is: Clarence '. Olson, Sea 1/c, Navy 216, Two- One-Six, C/o Fleet Postoffice New York City, N. Y. Point System of Rationing Is Explained CLEAR LAKE--Point rationing or canned, bottled and frozen ruits, vegetables and juices, dried fruits and soups will start in February, John V. Bohning, chairman ol the community service dix'ision of war price and rationing board lv-2, announced Wednesday. "The announcement is made now," Mr. Bohning stated," because boards, the food industry and the public must learn the sys- em before operation begins, thus avoiding the confusion which vould occur should it become ef- ective immediately. "The boards will be the main ource of accurate information" Air .Bohning states. "There is no ustuication for hoarding. AU rationed foods, excepting the home- :anned owned by individuals will lave to be declared before a ra- lon book will be issued. Stamps vill be deducted by the board for au. canned goods in possession of mdiviauals at that time. 'Steps in the rationing program are: "1. Rationing will be preceded y a short freeze so that retailers may stock up in readiness. 2. During the freeze, every man, woman and child will be is- ued War Ration Book II. 3. The blue stamps in Book H re for processed foods. "4. The letter of the alphabet n ihe stamp indicates when it is ^oo d. "5. The number on tho stamp is ts point value. "6. Every man, woman and child m receive the same number of joints less deductions for excess LOCKS. JZ; u * w £ u take both mone y an i omts to buy rationed foods 8. Each person may choose rhat he wishes to buy with his AN EVENING GOWN SAIS; JOSE, CaJ., (U.PJ--Patrol- lan Curtis Bishop was rushed at 4 - m. to Fourth street when a -oman excitedly telephoned ihe oiice that another woman dressed n a flimsy nightgown" was romenadmg the street. The offi- er after discreet investigation no questioning, decided that it ·as only an evening gown and hat the wearer was walking home -om a party. Buy War Savings Bonds and SCHOOL OFFERS NEW COURSES Pre-Aviation Work Will Be Available CLEAR LAKE--New courses t be given at the high school an attracting attention of students a they registered for the second se mester. A. Dwight Anderson science instructor, will offer a pre aviation course which will includ work in airplane mechanics, radio electricity and aero-dynamics Subject matter will be taken from bulletins and texts as recommend ed by government training au thorities. Supt. T. G. Burns will give a refresher course in mathematic open only to seniors. Neither o these two are credit courses. Mr Burns will also teach solid ge ometry in place of advanced al gebra next semester. * * * Miss Manerva Johnson will giv- an up-to-date course in work geography instead of commercia law; Paul McLaughlin will have a class in arithmetic and another in metal craft. The' latter takes th place of advanced industrial arts Miss Opal Griewe will giv modern literature in place o American literature and Miss Catharyne Chambers a semester in English grammar. Sophomore students registere Wednesday for next semester an. the freslimen will do so Thursday Juniors and seniors enrolled Tues day. Semester exams will be heli next week Wednesday and Thurs day and report cards will be giv en out at 1:15 o'clock on Friday No classes meet that day. Review are being held this week ¥ * * Frank Preston Johnson wil speak on "Chemistry and Your Future" at an assembly program Thursday morning at 11 o'clock Mr. Johnson will have an exhibi of new products on display. I n t r a m u r a l basketball wa scheduled to open Wednesdaj evening. These games are open t( the public without cost. Dates wil be available shortly, Coach Chris Johnston announces. Lake Women Hold Various Club Events CLEAR LAKE -- Mrs. Harold Jorgenrud was welcomed as a new member and Mrs. Clifford Legreit was a guest of the E. B. Bridge club which met Tuesday at the riome of Mrs. Arnot Hansen. Mrs Chris Estergard won high score prize and Mrs. John Eliasen second high. Mrs. J. p. Isaksen received the traveling prize. Mrs Isaksen will entertain Jan. 22 * * * Other groups also met Tuesday. A. decision to meet once a month at the F. W. Irons home was made y members of Theta Kho Girls' club Tuesday evening. Officers are o hold over until July * ¥ if Mrs. A. A. Joslyn presented a discussion of "P. E. O. Projects" or members of EA chapter who met at the home o£ Mrs. Edward Huntting. Mrs. Joslyn will en- ertain Jan. 19. . * * * Mrs. J. R. Euttleman enter- ained Laf-a-Lot club for a social ifternoon with sewing and visit- ng as the diversions. A birthday gut was presented to the hostess Mrs. Virgil McKibben will enter- ain next. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Zirbel ntertained. members of Do Your Bit club and their husbands at a ocial evening and card party. "Irs. A. R. Cain will be hostess t an all day club meeting Jan. * * ¥ COMPLIMENTS MISS RUTH JUEL Mrs. Leon Beamish, Mason City utertaineci a group of friends at tie George Klaassen homo Satur- ay evening complimentary to Miss Ruth Juel. whose approach- ng marriage to Omer E. Kramer, Garner, has been announced The vening was spent in sewing, writ- ng recipes and giving advice to he bride-elect. A miscellaneous hower of gifts was held and unch was served. i. E. Sisson Buried n Lake Cemetery LAKE-Funeral serv- ces for H. E. Sisson, 73, who died t ^ S r h °T' 204 East Benton treet, Monday evening, were held t \\ards funeral home Wednes- ay afternoon. The Rev. C W licks, pastor of the Church of hrist, conducted the rites and urial was in Clear Lake ceme- E. E. Studyvin. Walter Wood ay Baker, Floyd Ward. Robert urleigh and George Sheridan cted as pallbearers. Mrs. Study- in and Miss Bessie Baker ar- anged the flowers. Mrs. L. E. Jacobson. accom- amed at the piano by Mrs iarry Mason, sang "Rock of \ges' and "Beautiful River" for he service. DIPLOMAS, BUT NO JOBS LOS ANGELES, Cal.. (U.PJ- Vmeteen persons, including one /oman, who took a month's course ere in milking, were graduated nly 10 find that so many milkers ad been attracted here from all ver the country by reason of the ubhcily given the shortage, that icre wtre no jobs left open for hem. But they still have their iplomas. Christmas Seal Sale Now Stands at $600 CLEAR LAKE--A count of receipts of the Christmas seal was madd Tuesday evening, Mrs. B. A Morse, chairman of the committee reports and the sunvoj $65.81 was taken from 86 envelopes. This includes a $5 health bond purchaser by the Lions club. Of the 1,000 letters sent out all but 200 have now been returned The total receipts are now $600.70 about $25 more than last year. The committee asks that persons with letters and seals still unreturned will send them in as soon as possible and that the response will be generous. Under war conditions the tendency toward tuberculosis is increased and greatei need exists lor means of combat- ting the disease. \ 22,413 Bottles of Milk Used for Children CLEAR LAKE--A total of 22,413 bottles of milk was served children in Clear Lake schools during the 61 day period between Sept 21 and Dec. 23, Mrs. B. A. Morse, secretary of the Milk Fund committee, reported Wednesday. This was an average of 367 bottles each day and cost the milk fund S162.93 The entire cost of the milk was ?672.39 but the agricultural marketing administration pays part oE this and collections from pupils brought the total paid in to $509.46. Contributions to the fund previously reported were S118 and Mrs. S. E. Eldred gave SI, making total receipts §119. The balance from last year was $114.15, making $233.15. The balance, about $70 will be enough to continue the program a month, Mrs. Morse stated. More contributions are needed. Milk completely furnished by the fund costs 2.71 cents a pint and that for which the children contribute costs the fund .71 cents a pint. Each child, who can pays one cent a pint for his milk. In previous years the fund has been liberally .supported and much good has been done by the distribution of miik to children in school. Sponsors feel that the work will receive contributions this year which will enable the milk program to continue throughout the cold-months at least. Cleor Loke Briefs Wanted: Small safe. Write D-5 Globe-Gazette. Frank Brandf, dramatic ccoch at the high school, left Tuesday evening for Chicago. He expects to. return Friday. Mrs. Brandt is ·mostitutmg for him. C. W. Butts, Sr., weU drilling and pump repairs. Phone 107. Miss Kose Howder. 211 Clara street, will observe her 80th birthday Thursday and has minted the Rev. and Mrs. G. H. Bamford Mason City, and several friends and relatives to a goose dinner that day. Miss Howder has al- reaoy received a number of nrthday cards and other remem- jrances. . Gary Lee Luick, who was taken o Mercy hospital. Mason. City Tuesday morning, is getting along' as well as possible. His brother Merle, who ''has been ill with pneumonia, continues to improve Mrs. Cora Wentworth, who is' at Park hospital, Mason City vith a broken arm following a all a week ago, is getting along Mines. I, L. Paulson, Charles woodward, Henry VanZuufc A R ~ain. Richard Kabrick, ' o'llie" ·eterson, Clara Bartmess and Fred Funk attended W. R C. in- tallation ceremonies of the Maon City corps Tuesday afternoon. Frank P. Oleson, Forest City, ·ontmues critically ill at Park hospital, Mason City. Community Bible study will meet at the home of Mrs. Eugene Grimm, 414 Fifth street, Thursday at 2:15 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Paul rtacdcr and n}"!', Waterloo, stopped briefly -,f h e ^ oms ° J Mr - atld Mrs. G iilgcrdes Wednesday mornin" They were enroute to Huron, s! Jak.. where they were called bv he death of Mr. Hacder's mother n Tuesday. The funeral is Thursday. Mr. Haeder has a .'eefc's leave from his work City employes were removing now from streets in the busiuesl district Wednesday. The trees iscd as Christmas decorations , V " aulecl ="vay Tuesday and .'ill be used for fuel. WEDNESDAY, JANUAKV 6, 1943 "Are Mullet Fish, Birds," Is Question CLEAR LAKE--Will OstrancJer, who, with Mrs. Ostrander, j s spending the winter at Clearwater, Fla., writes his friends on Dec ..1 through the medium of the Globe-Gazette as follows: "It's stiil warm and dry down here in Florida. The temperature was 72 degres at B:30 o'clock this morning. (Editor's Note: It was -10 degrees when the letter arrived m Clear Lake.) "The governor of Florida has opened the closed season, from Dec. 1 to Jan. 20, their spawning season, on mullet. The mullet is a fish and not a game bird--or is AVERAGE SPEED NOW 37 . WASHINGTON. (U.R)-The pubic roads administration reports hat since the establishment of l!i e national 35-mite-an-hour speed unit the average speed of passenger cars is 37 miles an hour, nine 3er cent reduction from pre-war verages. This figure arrived at as no result of speed studies in 15 "BE KIND TO EMPLOYES" COLUMBUS.. Ohio, OUB-Sjgns f the times: A downtown Columbus restau- ant operator believes kindness may be one answer to the man- ower problem. Prominently post- d m his establishment is this sign- Please be kind to our employes" hey are harder to get than cus- omers. CONSCIENCE SMITES HER SPARKS, Nov.. (U.R)_The city ouncil has duly accepted and en- ered m the city's accounts the sum f two bits --conscience money eturned by a young girl who gave er age for entrance to the muni- ipal swimming pool as 1G when in cahty she was 18. Later she rc- ented of the deceit. he a bird? I was reading a short time ago an article by some very learned scientist stating that the mullet belongs to some bird classification. "It is true that the mullet has a. gizzard just like a fowl,'will not Dite a hook or eat meat and is strictly a vegetarian, browsing on the flora of the great ocean bed The commercial fishermen string a net a quarter of a mile or more long and, should I fell you of the tons of fish they bring in at each haul, you would say, 'Sassafras thats just another dumb fish story. "Notwithstanding his strange habits the mullet looks to me like a fish. His back is dark, his stomach is .sort of a silvery yellowish tint and the general contour of his profile resembles very much the bullheads of our northern waters. " He has the same nonchalent expression of the bullhead but I am advised that at times, when the sun shines bright and the balmy breezes come in from the gulf, he becomes quite frisky as he capers around in the shallow, warm water of the bay. "A commercial fisherman told me that near the mouth of the Big Pass that leads into the gulf he drove his motor fish boat through a school of mullet that was measured, not in feet or yards, but in acres. There are more pounds of mullet than of any other fish in this locality, sold in the market. "WJjen we first arrived the trout were plentiful and were being caught by hundreds of fishermen from the bridges of the Causeway on the turn of the tide. "We had a delayed Christmas party at the Shuffleboard club- clubhouse. After a program of songs, original poems and read- ings, sleighbells commenced- to tinkle in the distance and old Santa came in with a red coa' trimmed in white and a generous'' bunch of white whiskers. I was told by many that I made a swell looking Santa Claus because my face was all cbvered up with whiskers. "Santa gave the following greetings, after which he distributed the gifts: "Old Safita comes to fcrine good cheer With presents, slelghbells and deer; The presents may not be so grand But. like a hearty clasp ot hand. It fills our souls with great delight To erect so many here tonisht. Merry Christmas!" Acid Indigestion KtfttrtJiaSMitM «rM£ W MM?*.* Wttti etrtw ittwuth »etd CBUKI pilaful, luffon** In* f». four ttamicti god htmrtburo. doctor* usu»ll» prerertbs the tutwt -actln* tnedlebm kxuxra for ·ymctomitlc rtiltt--atdldwi Ilk* thow la B*ll-iu ·ftbl*E*. No ljx»tlrfc Bell-ux brtnct enfort fa « Jlffy«r«toni.KtU»to u* for double xuuy buk. rze. OVERCOATS 20 85 26 85 SUITS 23 85 28 85 33 85 Buy Now and Save for Bonds! Wartime is the time to make a point of "investment" buying! That's what our sale overcoats and suits are--an investment in quality of fabric, fit and cut that last for seasons to come! Choose carefully for your needs from our fine collection--overcoats of fine -fleeces in fly front and button through styles. An excellent assortment of suits in smart styles and weaves! I While this sole does not include ou, entire stock of suits and overcoats, [you II find the selection, generous -- ond the values generous, too USE OUR BUDGET PLAN Pay '/s Down-- Balance as follows: Feb. 10th Mar. 10th Apr. 10th Get to Know On Federal -- Opposite the Park

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