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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 10, 1945
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WEDNiSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1945 Charles City Globe-Gazette MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FARM HOME LOST IN $2,000 FIRE Overheated Chimney Believed to Be Cause Charles City--The farm house on the Clarence Seaman farm, located one and one-half mile east of Colwell and tenanted by the Laurence Lemon family, was totally destroyed by fire Monday afternoon between 5 and 6 o'clock. The Colwell fire department responded to the call and was able to keep the remainder of the buildings from catching fire. The fire started in the upstairs, presumably from an overheated chimney. Some furniture was saved, but the loss was estimated at about $2,000. 7 Men Leave for War Duty Charles City -- Seven young men left by bus Monday night for Fort Snelling, Minn., where they were inducted into the army or navy Tuesday as they had previously went there' lor their pre- induction. physical examinations, which they passed. Those going were: Roy A. Hennagir, Mason City; Holland R. Troester, Latimer; Arthur H. Nauman, Nora Springs, Vincent J. Schmitt and Robert A Lohr, both of Rockford, Lohr being transferred to the Floyd county board; Kenneth E. Parker and Horace D. Staurt, both of Marble Rock. Bonzer Will Expand Insulation Business Charles City--B. Vf. Bonzer purchased the old Daly factory in the northwest part of the city and has moved his insulation business to that location from the former Herman Nelson building recently · purchased by the Shannon-Wilson post o£ the American Legion. Mr. Bonzer said Tuesday late, that in addition to his insulation business he has added the manufacturing of non-critical building material, a new type of cement block and at present has 24 men employed. This new cement block, Mr. Bonzer said, makes possible a dry wall. He has erected new buildings near the factory and also purchased 3 adjoining lots to take care of future expansion. ' Court Grants Divorce to Victoria Whitney Charles City -- Judge T. A. Beardmore in district court Tuesday granted a divorce to Victoria Whitney, from Marion Whitney, on a cruel and inhuman treatment charge. They were married at Mason City June 21, 1932, and lived together until Dec. 31, 1944. A stipulation made a part of the decree, gave the plaintiff the custody of a minor son, and the. defendant will pay $6.50 a week towards his support. The stipulation also provided other property settlements. 13 HERE and THERE Charles City Briefs Word has been received of the arrival of a daughter, Andrea Jean, to Mr. and Mrs. John Ben- Board Hires Steward, Matron of County Home Charles City--The Floyd county board of supervisors entered into a contract, employing Jerald A. and Leh'a Zimmerman of Ankeny, as steward and matron of the county home. They formerly were employed in the same capacity at Knoxville. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Morris, former steward and matron at the county home, have moved to Charles City where Mr. 'CHUTE DRESS--Peggy Alexander, TJSO trouper back from the South Pacific, wears a dress made from parachute silk by Sgt. Dominicfc Fola for a blind date with a service man. son o£ north Minneapolis. The Morris will be employed at the T, -_. ^ _._·.*.,,+- _* B; shop g reenrl ouse. The Morris's Bensons are former residents of Charles City. This is the 7th child in the Benson family. Robert Swartzrock completed his boot training at Farragut naval training bass and is home on a week's furlough. District Court Clerk L. V. Leigh Monday afternoon issued marriage licenses to Louis Logan, Jr., 20, of Charles City, and Doris Hauser, 18, of Clarfcsville, and Carl W. Uker, 30, and Wava 1 Laudner, 22, both of Rockford. Pvt. Robert B. Klinetop is home from his duties in the APO directory in San Francisco, Cal. He has a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L.' Klinetop, and with his sister, Mrs. Stanley Perry. A Navy Mothers meeting was to ; be he!d in Guild hall Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. Miss Mary Stephenson of Michigan was a house guest at the Harry Brenton home.last week. St. Bernadette's circle of the Sacred Heart guild was to meet Wednesday at 8 p. m. in the K. C. club rooms. Mrs. Myrtle Walker's division of the Christian Churchwomen's department will meet Thursday at the home of Mrs. Oscar Hammer, 1305 E street The Rev. and Mrs. Joseph G. Morgan were in Austin, Minn., Monday, where Mr. Morgan was called to conduct funeral services formerly were from Waterloo. LEASES BUILDING CharJes City--H. A. Davidoff, proprietor of the Farmers store, announced Tuesday that he had signed a lease on the building now occupied by the Ben Henry duck pin alleys arid will move his store there the fore part of February. The location is next to the Gibbons store and is owned by F. F. Gibbons who purchased the 2 buildings from the Hausberg estate some time ago. Ben Henry stated that he has not made any plans as yet. The Farmers store building has been leased by the Sieffces and Andersen furniture store which \vill give it a double front when remodeling is done in the spring. . . . ' . ; ' for former parishioner. ;nes Ryan returned from Portland, Ore., after visiting her father, James P. Ryan, her sister, Mrs. George C. Brown and family, and other relatives and friends. Our Lady of Perpetual Help circle of the Sacred Heart guild will meet Thursday afternoon for a 1:30 dessert luncheon at the home of Mrs. G. F. Wessel, North Grand avenue. Sam A. Twining left Sunday evening for Canton, Ohio, called by the death of his father, the Rev. F. A. Twining, a retired Baptist minister, who died early Sunday morning. Mr, Twining is survived also by a daughter, Mrs. Ward Whitcomb of Hiram, Ohio, and 3 grandchildren, David and Carolyn Twining. Whitcomb, and Dale FIKE DAMAGES HOME Ackley--The William Voy, Jr., residence was damaged by a fire that started in the basement. Mrs. Voy heard a loud noise and the next moment the whole house was filled with smoke. Fire came through the first floor on differ- Asks Record for Farm Aid, Food Buying Washington, (£*)--This session of congress has been asked to provide a record amount of money for aids to farmers and for government purchases of food for lend-lease and overseas relief needs. The amount requested is $4,~ 227,000,000. Never before has any single session o£ congresss been asked to make more than $3,000,000,000 available for similar purposes. In his budget message to congress . Tuesday, President- Roosevelt asked that the department be granted, directly or indirectly, $2,227,000,000 for food purchases, farm benefit payments, loans to farmers, research activities, and expenses of the war food administration. Already pending was a holdover request for a $2,000,000,000 increase in the borrowing power of the Commodity Credit corporation. CCC funds are used to support farm prices at levels designed Army Postal Service Has Headaches By FREDERICK C. OXHMAN Washineton, (U.PJ--I've just spent tae day at the Pentagon with the army's advice-to-the-lovelorn department and I wish you could have been along. You should have seen those poor devils sweat. The army postal service handles 40,000,000 letters a week. It gets also 5,000 weekly complaints about terrible service and my man, a lieutenant colonel who can't be named here because of the rules, must answer the kicks. Most of them, he has discovered, concern love: Mostly he has to grit his teeth and play cupid. There was, for instance, the lady in Kansas who s a i d she hadn't heard from her husband in Italy in months and what was the matter with the army, anyhow? My man had one of his assistants in Italy interview the soldier, who said the reason his wife hadn't received any mail from him since May 5, 1914, was because he hadn't writ- tea her. He added that he didn't intend to write her. The l o v e - l o r n department is wondering at this writing how to fell the missus. It ain't easy. "We have considerable mother- in-law trouble," the army complaint man said, "and 'a great deal of grief caused by' guys who' get letters from girls and tear 'em up without answering. Then we get ladies who send off soldiers to the wars after meeting 'em at a dance, and address a letter' to Private John Doe, G feet 2 inches tall, dark brown eyes, curly hair, somewhere in France. We can't deliver such mail, nor can we undertake to give addresses of soldiers to anyone except members of their immediate families." Once in a while the love-lorn man receives a letter that gives him a smile, such .as the one from the lady in Minnesota, who wrote that her son in the south sea is- Bode--Richard Rossing left for Moline, 111., Friday where he expects to find employment. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Rossing. Bradford--Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Kratz of State Center, who spent the holidays with his brother, L. W. Kratz, and family, have gone to Spencer to visit friends. Bode--Arthur Demory, gunners mate, 3/c, left after a 10 day leave at the home of his mother, Mrs. Wilbur Reed, for San Francisco, where he expected to receive assignment to duty. Chester--Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Uglum and Rodney were guests of friends in Waterville recently. Mrs. H. A. Hendrickson returned to Chester with them and will spend the remainder of the winter in the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Uglum. Alta Vista -- Paul Haeflinger was home from Charles City to visit his family here. FroUvin--Cpl. William G. Dostal, Jr., arrived from Camp Hood Cal., to spend a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C, Dostal. He will report to Fort Sill Okla. Corwith--Mrs. Ray Fisher entertained in honor of her brother Pfc. Phillip Adreon, who is home from 18 months' service in the Aleutian islands. Carpenter--Pvt. Kenneth Wagner, Camp Berkeley, Tex., _ spending a furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wagner. Convith--S. L. Thompson, 90, is confined to his home by illness. Carpenter--Miss Frances Culbertson, Mason City, was a recen' guest at the parental Norris Culbertson home. ScarviUe--Mr.- and Mrs. Amos Behdickson were recent guests a the Ted Bendickson home in Han lontown. G a r n e r -- Mr. and Mrs. Ear Quintus celebrated their 25th wed th 15 ding anniversary Sunday at C'. D. of A. hall with about relatives present. Fertile--Mr. and Mrs. Orin Cal houn arrived home from Rock Is land, HI., where they visited thei daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs Robert Kuhns. Manly -- Recent guests in th home of Mayor and Mrs. O. H Lichtenstein were Mr. and Mrs Russell Lichtenstein of Davenpor Mrs. Henry Finn and Brian · o Chicago and Mrs. Allen Johnso: and 4 daughters of Mason City. · Marble JRock--Gordon Schafe was dismissed from the Cedar Val ley hospital where he underwen an appendectomy. Alexander--Mrs. C. D. Smith nd Mrs. Lewis Bell are visiting heir sisters, Mrs. Charles Bishop, t Griswold and Mrs. Floyd Olson t Omaha. Dougherty -- Charles Swant, a ormer resident of this com- riunity, is visiting relatives and riends around here. Alexander -- Capt. S h e r m a n irends of Camp Roberts, Cal., nd the Rev. and Mrs. Ed Arends f Freeport, 111., were called hero y the death and funeral of their nother, Mrs. Caroline Arends. Fertile--Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cal- loun are the parents of a girl born ~an. 5 at Mercy hospital, Mason City. Slanly--Sunnyside Circle o£ the jUtheran church was entertained at the home of Mrs. Art Newcomb with Mrs. James Otzen assisting, tfrs. Charles Dahl assisted Mrs. G. S. Westly, with the Dorcas Circle ;roup, and Mrs. M. Anderson entertained the Eastern Circle. Marble Kock--Mrs. Joe Schmidt underwent major surgery at the Cedar Valley hospital, Charles City. Alexander--Pvt. John Bohman of Camp Fannin, Texas, spent a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bohman. Aredale--Mrs. Julia Zimmerman entertained recently Mrs. William Mahlsteadt and sons, Jon Ercei and S. Sgt. Ronald Mahlsteadt Miss Howell of Clarinda, and Mis! Kathrine Knapp, Mason City. Riflgeway--Pvt. C l a r e n c e J Kellner of the Kennedy Genera] iiospital, Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs Elmer Gaffney and JoArm of New Hampton, returned Monday to New Hampton after spending a week at the home of their sister Mrs. Frank Samec. Pvt. Kellner will' go to Chicago from Nev Hampton and from there will re turn to the hospital in Memphis Tenn. Alta Vista--Delmer Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown, ar lived home to spend a furloug: with home folks at North Wash ington and here. He had been on duty in the Pacific for about years. St. Ansgar--Mr. and Mrs. Sher win A. Klcinwort received wort that their son, Cpl. Robert Klein wort, with the marines, and sta tioned somewhere in the south west Pacitic, has been promoted t platoon sergeant. Manly--Mrs. Avis Mortison o Mason City visited her mother Mrs. Avis McKercher, and sister Hazel. Convith--The homes o£ Loui Ellgen and Ralph Johnson ar quarantined for scarlet fever, Jo to encourage production. maximum wartime ent places and' was done. a lot of damage RiceviHe--Mr. and Mrs. William Laumari left for Iowa City to visit their daughter, Helen, who teaches there. From Iowa City they continued .to Los Angeles, Cal., to visit at the home of their son, William Lauman, Jr. NEW LOCATION Horace Seymour Beemer 302 FORESTERS ELDG. Extraction Specialist DENTAt X-RAS was a meticulous young He wanted to do his own ALWAYS TWO FIRST-KUN-H1TS NOW SHOWING THROUGH FRIDAY ROMANCE -- LAUGHS -- THRILLS AND SHOCK IN THESE TWO "G. I." HITS. Greenland, which a pleasant, balmy DENTIST PLATE WORK IB FIRST ST. CEDRRAPIDS SOUTH EAST DESMOINES MaSON CITY SIOUX CITY Although the amount requested is ?4,227,000,000, the sum which would be available for expenditure during the 1948 fiscal year beginning next July 1 would be about $1,000,000,000 less. Half of the amount sought for the CCC is expected to be obligated by the time the 1945 fiscal year erids June 30. Mr. Roosevelt indicated, however, that an early end to the war might bring supplemental requests for funds to "eliminate malnutrition and rural poverty." Pointing out that congress had directed that farm prices be supported at a fair level for 2 years after the war, the chief executive said: "Farmers and the nation as a whole must be protected from heavy fluctuations in agricultural prices ar.d income, and this must be accomplished without the accumulation of unmanageable snr- pluses. So long as a large number of people have an inadequate diet, we cannot have 3 trne surplus of agricultural production. We can have only too much of the wrong things." Expenditures projected by the president for the 1946 fiscal year include:. Lend-lease food and farm products $1,200,000,000; food purchases for foreign relief $400,000,000; payments to farmers for using recommended soil conservation practices $300,000,000; payments to farmers for complying with provisions of the sugar control act $48,446,000; for school lunch and school milk programs $50,000,000; for relief grants to low-income farmers $23,000,000; for agricultural reseach $44,175,000; lor for- lands man. ., washing; his mother wondered how she could ship him an electric washing machine. "Regret military necessity will not permit," began the letter that answered her. Numerous citizens ask how to pack ice cream for shipment overseas; there's no chance of it. One mother wanted to send her son a consignment of lard, so he could have some home fried potatoes. Another thought her son might like a bathing suit. He was stat i o n e d i n sounded like place to her. "That's one trouble with people," the love-lorn colonel said. "They don't k n o w much about geography. They seem to think it is as easy to get a letter to Karachi as to Dubuque. Actually we're giving better international mail service to soldiers than civilians ever had before the -war." About then an orderly came in with more complaints, including one from a wife, who said her dentist husband hadn't received a letter from her in weeks. She inclosed his n o t e, which said that if he didn't get some mail in a hurry, he intended to corral every mail clerk in north Africa and pull ont his teeth. "H-m-m-m- m," the colonel said. One other thing: "You've got until the 15th of this month to send Valentine greetings abroad. The love-lorn department said it expected about 10,000,000 hearts- and-flowers missives to go abroad and more than that (fighting men are sentimentalists) to come back. Or everybody loves everybody, except maybe the colonel, who uujir PARK ItMMl BATES USEX TIX01U ANN SAVAGE- 5 TOM NEAL IF YOU UKE ENTERTAINMENT PLUS EXCITESIENT DON'T nnss Tins PROGRAM. T H E C O N S P I R A T O R S gets insults males. only from irate fe- SELLS BUSINESS Algona -- Mrs. A. E. Anderson sold the Morrison beauty shop to Mrs. Alice Wilkins who has been operating it for 2 years. NAMES ASSESSOR Goldfield -- Ed Ernst has been appointed to the position of town assessor by the town council to replace Myron Price, who resigned to accept a position as state seed inspector in western Iowa. est service $33,717,000; and for work of the soil conservation service $29,754,000. I STRAND I 1AST TIMES WEDNESDAY " G O I N G MY W A Y " with BING CKOSBY -- and "FIREBRANDS OF ARIZONA" FIRST TIME SHOWN IN MASON CITY THURSDAY -- FRIDAY -- SATURDAY Too smart for his own good! Cheated out of business . . . left flit by a fair-weather red-head . . . hunted by the police for manslaughter. The world sure looks tough until a "regular" girl and a frccklc-faccd kid adopt him! ; CO-HIT FEATURE FISTS FLY . . GUNS BLAZE . . . ACTION GALORE . . . LAW OF THE VALLEY" - with JOHNNY MACK BROWN and RAYMOND HATTON One of the Greatest Western Films of All Time.'! nd Mary Kalherine Ellgen and lien Johnson being the victims. Carpenter--Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd nderson and 3 sons left for their ome at Fenton. Mrs. Anderson is n instructor in the Fenton schools. Fertile--Mrs. Alfred Staggart o£ Algoiia -- Mrs. Emma Cosgrove, 78, fell Thursday on an icy walk Rochester, Minn., is spending a ., week with her mother, Mrs. James , . Purcell, and brother, Vern. and broke her pelvic bone. DANCE! CHUCK HALI/S ORCH., WED. BOB BERKEY NOW SHOWING AND HIS MUSICAL GEMS -- CBS Favorites MALEK'S ACCORDION BAND ____ FRIDAY KAY GRAY AND HIS OKClt., . . . SAT., SUN. STARTS THURSDAY TRi* Woman Companion Feature SWINGFUL - LAUGHFUL GALFUL I M A R A Y HUTrOX io3h»r OCCKESTKA ADDED: LATEST NEWS Extra! 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