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14 SI 7,00 TOP IS PAID ON STEERS ,; New Price Ceiling Has But Little Effect Chicago, (IP)--The new price ceiling on live cattle, set temporarily at $18 a hundredweight Wednesday, had little or no effect on purchases, the yards reported. The anticipated order had "put some strength into the market" during the past 2 or 3 days. AH grades of medium weight end weighty steers were 25 cents higher, the top at $17. Mixed steers- and heifers brought $16.50, and the bulk of all grade steers and yearlings sold from $14 to . $16.25. A very narrow action marked the sale of stacker and feeder cattle, at $10 to $12.50. (\V. F. A.)--Salable hogs 15,000. Total 24,500. Active, fully steady; good and choice barrows and gilts 180 Ibs. and up $14.75; few odd lots good and choice 150 to 170 Ibs. $14.25-14.65; g o o d and choice sows all weights $14; complete clearance early. , Salable cattle 8,000; total 8,000. Salable calves 800. Total BOO. All g r a d e s medium .weight and weighty steers 25c higher; top $17; sizable supply $15-16.90; yearlings steady to strong, best $18.75; mixed steers and heifers $16.50; bulk all grades steers and yearlings $14-16.25; heifers steady to strong; cows and bulls strong to 25c higher; vealers strong at S15.50 down; very narrow action in stocker and feeder cattle at $10-12.50. 'Salable sheep 9,000; total 11,000; opened steady; 3 loads good and choice f e d wooled western lambs $15.60; some held slightly higher; 2 decks good yearling wethers $13.25; yearling ewes out at $1'discount; scattered lots native ewes $7.75 down, but nothing done on load lots aged ewes. Stea Good ' Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Local Livestock HOGS . MASON CITY--For Wednesday light lights 140-150 SH.75 light lights 150-160 S12.75 light lights 160-170513.23 Heht lights 170-180 $13.75 light lights 180-200 $14.25 light lights 2GO-220 S14.25 rned. wt. hutchers .. 220-240 $14.25 med. tvt, butchers .. 240-270 S14.Z3 med. wt. butchers .. 270-300 §14.25 med. wt. butchers " ~ ~ med. wt. butchers sows .... .. sows sows sows sows sows 300-330 SI4.2: .. 330-360 514.25 .. 210.300 513.6: .. 300-330 $13.65 .. 330-360 $13.65 .. 360-100 $13.65 .. 400-450 $13.65 -. 450-500 $13.65 CATTLE MASON CITY-- For Wednesday Good steers and betters ____ 513.00-14,50 -Med. steers and heifers ..... 3tO.CO-ll.00 Com. steers and betlers ____ s 7.00- 9.00 Good to chofce cows ....... : S 9.00-10.00 Med. cows ...... ..... .....,.\ S 3.00- 9 00 Com. cows ................... ,* 7.00- 7^50 Butcher bulls .............. SIO.OC-HOO Bologna bulls, heavy ...... s 8.00- 9.00 Bologna bulls, medium ...... 5 7.00- 8.00 Cutters* heavy ............... s 6 so- 7 go Cutters, light ................ 56.00- c',50 Canners, heavy ........... ... s 5.00-600 Canners, light ................ $ 4-DO- 5.00 Fancy, select calves ...... ... $12.00-13.00 Calves, gd. to choice 130-190 $11.00-12.00 Calves, fair to good, 130-190 5 9.00-10.00 Calves, common to Eair ...... $ 7.50- 850 Calves, cull ................. J 4-OOd'wn SHEEP MASON CITY-- For Wednesday Genuine jp. lambs, go. to en. 513.50-14.25 Genuine sp. lambs, med. to go. $11.00-12 50 Cull lambs .... ............... SS.OOd'wn Fed ewes, good to cnoice .. s 4^5- 4.73 Common ewes .............. J l.GO- 2.00 Bucks ... .................... j .75-1.50 Some of the worst garden diseases, such as root knot and club- roo't, are carried on roots of seedling plants) MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Midwest Livestock Albert Lea, ,, . Minn. Trend Steady Good Butchers-140-150 Ibs ................... . $1095 150-ieo ibs ................. . Iii el . 160-170 Ibs I70-1BQ Ibs 1BO-ZOO Ibs 200-220 Ibs. ................... n 25 220-240 Ibs .................... |l 42 1 240-270 Ibs ........ .......... . £]J25 270-300 Ibs ........ ...... S1425 300-330 Ibs ................... ; |i 4 ' !5 3M-360 Its ................... fn.15 Good Packing Sows-270-300 Ibs .................... S13.65 I** ................... S13.65 Ibs ....... .. ............ $13.63 bs. (WEDNESDAY'S PRICES) Austin Minn. S107S HITS SIS '3 $1275 l 9 4 , 0 f J J $1363 I 36? 313.65 -DOO Ibs .................... J13.55 500-550 Ibs ........ :..."...... S13JS Waterloo Steady $13.00 513.75 514.15 S 14.25 £14.23 514.25 S14.25 514.05 914.05 S13.65 $13.65 · $13.65 $13.65 $13.65 S13S5 Cedar Rapids Steady to 5c higher S 13.00 $13.50 $14.10 $14.3(1 514.30 · $14.30 $14.30 $14.10 $14.10 $13.63 S13.SS $13.85 413.63 S13.6S 513.55 CORN AND RYE PRICES RALLY Other Grain Futures Markets Are Easy Chicago, (#)--Corn and rye rallied in the final hour of trading Wednesday but other grain futures markets were easy to weak with wheat suffering the greatest losses. At the finish wheat was % to 1 cent lower than Tuesday's close, May 51.64% to $1.64y s; Corn was up Vs to %, May $l'.13y 4 to 51.13%. Oats were unchanged to % lower, May 69% to 69%.-Rye was Vi to % higher, May $1.17% to 51.17%. Barley was off %, $1.16 to $1.16%. CHICAGO CASH GBAIK (Wednesday Market) Chicago, J_No wheat. Com: No. 3 yellow. 51.1514; Ko. 4 yellow. $1.08'«gl.l2}5; No. 5 yellow 1.01^i@1.05'A; sample grade yellow 95c. Oats: None. Barley: Nominal malting. $1.18S1.37Vi: feed BScgSl. Field seed per hundredweight nominal: Timothy SCfis.25; red iop $15916; red clover $31.50; sweet clover $10.65: alsUte $38.50. Mason City Grain MASON CITY--For Wednesday No. 2 white oats, 32 ins .70c No. 2 shelled corn, old .:... SI .02 No. 2 shelled corn, new .... .96%c CHICAGO GRA1?T CLOSE (Wednesday Market) WHEAT-May July Sept Dec CORN-May July Sept OATS-May Julj- Sept. RYE-May July Sept BARLEY-May July High 1.63}k l.lMi 1.I3H 1.12V1 Low 1.04 I.57/» 1.56?i l,5S}i , .65 , .63 . 1.1711 ': i'i2'l 1.1614 . 1,1414 1.1 Hi 1.157. 1.13 ti 1.12T4 .1.12 1.15V, 1.12V. 1.1H1 DESTROYED BY F1KE Dysart, · (#)--Fire believed to have started from an overheated stove destroyed the Farmers Lumber company here about midnight Tuesday, with a loss estimated at between $25,000 and $30,000. COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Des 3Ioines, (;?) -- The state commerce commission Tuesday elected David Long of Des Moines as chairman for the coming year to succeed B. Mr Richardson of Cedar Rapids. George McCaughan of Des Moines was re-elected secretary. Livestock AUCTION AT THE Kanawha Sales Pavilion Kanawha, Iowa, on Highway No. Ill Friday Afternoon, Jan. 12 STARTING AT 12 O'CLOCK ,, ?* e t dy dem:uia for livestock at this sales pavilion. Can sell all kinds. Consign any amount We'll torn your stock into dollars lor ,y ou. Big run for Friday's auction: Stackers and feeders cows springer cows and heifers, breeding balls, veal calves, sows boars, pigs, lambs, ewes, bucks. Buyers will find a great variety Selling livesfock is not enough for us. We like to serve . to help you profit . . . to make certain of sour complete satisfaction. We aim to justify your confidence. H. Brummund, Auctioneer Manager Livestock AUCTION Friday, Jan. 12, 12:30P.M. Xoticc-- We will start selling sheep and hogs at 12:30 sharp. 400 CATTLE of ^l" wSS.| Wl11 j nc , lude stocker and feeder steers and heifers of all kin! ? ,rfri - SSCS fat StC£t5 3nfl heifers ' bntcher stock 01 an kinds, springing cows and heifers, bulls and veal calves. 2 Outstanding Angus Breeding Bulls, 15 months old. n p f n ' r H R - I 1 , . n cily wi!l se » tw ° registered Hereford Bulls, 14 months old. Real ones. In the sale this ivcek we will have a very good run of 5 ' TV?* 6 °1 11S - 10 9 ?° 11)S - A11 butcher « at "° arc " good. If you nav^ stock to sell consign them to the sa e and rcc e lvc the benefit of the bidding by our many buyere 150 HOGS Feeding pigs of all weights. Bred gilts and boars. The demand 1S very jfood /or all feeding hogs and bred or open gilts, SHEEP Consign y 0 ar livestock to the Clear Lake Auction Company lor Prompt Sale and Complete Satisfaction Clear Lake Auction Co. STOCK MARKET RESUMES CLIMB Gains of Fractions to 2 Points Registered New York, (IP)--After a brief pause for digestion of the good war news from the Pacific and Europe, the stock market resumed its climb Wednesday to new seven year peaks for gains of fractions to 2 points in the leaders. Steels and rails fell back in the first hour but buying interest shifted to radio-electronics, communications and miscellaneous industrials. As selling in the war shares subsided alter midday there was a general revival o£ demand which brought a buoyant response in coppers, rubbers, motors and specialties. Transactions amounted to approximately 2,000,000 shares. Showing substantial advances near^the close were Goodrich, U. S. Rubber, Goodyear, Western Union "A," Anaconda, Bethlehem Steel, Southern Pacific, duPont, Chrysler, Emerson Electric, Radio Corp., Farnsworth, and American Smelting. Bonds moved upward in the late proceedings. Produce MASON CITY--For Wadnesday (Cash quotations by 'E. G. Morse) Eggs, current receipts 30c Springs, heavy 1 breeds 23c Leghorn springs, 2 Ibs. over 21c Heavy hens 20c Hens, under 4 Ibs ...17c Cocks He All No. 2 poultry, 3c less Merchant Quotations Eggs, at retail 45c Butter, Iowa State Brand 49c Butter, Corn Country 48c Butter, Brookfield 49c CHICAGO PKODUCE (Wednesday Market) Chicafo. MV-Butter. firm. Receipts 312,865. Market unchanged. Eggs. firm. Receipts 12,213. UnsetUed U. S. extras WA to 43V4C; U. S. standards 38Vic; current receipts 38c: dirties 32 to 35c. · : ESTIMATED LIVESIOCK KECEIFTS (Wednesday Market) ' Chie»r«, w-- IW- F. A.)--Olflcially estimated salable livestock receipt.? for Thursday: Hogs 12.000; cattle 5.000: and sheep 8.000. NEW YORK PRODUCE {Wednesday Market) New York. w--Butter 633,255. Firm. Prices unchanged at ceiling. Cheese 233,520. Nominal. Wo quotations Eggs 27,729. Firm. Current general wholesale prices (allow: Mixed colors- Extras. No. 1 to No. J. 45 Ibs. and over 44.8iH7.3c: medium. 40 to 44 Ibs 42 3c- standards. No. 1 to No. 4. 45 Ibs and over 42.3c; current receipts 42.3c; dirties ·» Ibs. 41.3C; checks 38.5a39c. CHICAGO POULTBY (Wednesday Market) Chieato, «P)_IW. F. A.)--Live poultry tirm. Receipts, 3 tmeks, no cars. Prices unchanged. CHICAGO POTATOES (Wednesday Market) Chieij-o, (j?--(W. F. A.)--Polalocs- Arrivals 73; on track 108. Total U s shipments 558. Old slock offerings very-light demand good, market firm at ceiling' Idaho Russet Burbanks. U. s No 1 S3.57. Colorado Red McClures U S No 1. S3.42. Minnesota and North Dakota Red Warbas U. S. No. 1. S3.12. Pontiacs U. S No. l, S3.13. Cobblers Commercials. S2.S1. Maine Katahdins U. S. No. 1. S3 44 Florida 50 Ib. sacks Bltss Triumphs U S No. 1, $2.7582.78 per sack-. Hides and Wool Calves, gd. to choice 140-130 Sll.M-12.00 Quotations farniihrd by Won Bros Inc 308 Fifth Stnet Southwest Bull hides 7- F-rom 15 Ibs. up .","" i 0c From 15 Ibs. down " n c Horseriidcs .................... ,. SG00 Alsatians See Yank Cleaning Up Yard; Misunderstands Aim With the U. S. 7th Army in Alsace, (JP)--As Pfc. .Vincent Libertini cleaned up in a recently vacated company headquarters, he stooped occasionally to pick' up stray bits of paper, matchsticks and cigaret butts. Two Alsatian civilians watched Him intently, mindful of newspaper accounts of a tobacco shortage in America. "Attendez!" one of the civilians said finally, tugging at the sleeve of the Baltimore, Md, soldier. 'Eet eez not necessaire." The civilian reached into his pocket and gave the startled private one limp American cigaret. SPORTS H. AND H. BQWLINO Gamts Jan. 8 Women's £,ea£ue Won 1st 2nd 3rd H.C. Tot Dr. Pepper .. 3 403 5ia 5.14 131 ];oO Earl's Fn.il 0 JJ3 r.IL i31 66 1331 e»rlek 1J5; cllnc 3-o. V7EDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1945 VETERANS ROLL MOUNTS TO 229 103 Working Under GI Bill; WAVES Qualify Iowa City--The growing group of World war II veterans now enrolled in the University of Iowa stood at 229 Monday and additions are being made daily. This was reported by Director William D. Coder of the veterans service office and includes figures up to Jan. 6. First women veterans to enroll now are included when 4 former WAVES qualified under the G I. bill of rights. No WACS, SPARS, or women marines yet have appeared here, but one former WASP, although ineligible for G. I. benefits, is registered. Director Coder said that 103 men are working under the G. I. bill and 29 under the vocational rehabilitation program of the veterans' administration. There are 5 men approved but not using the G. I. benefits at present and 2 possibly eligible but not yet approved. The evterans' group is increased by the presence of 90 men who have been discharged from service but who are not eligible for a benefit program. These include former dental ASTP students and men who were in the armed forces less than 90 days. Under the university's plan, a veteran may enter at the beginning of any calendar month and his study program will be worked out by Doctor Walter R. Goetsch, director of the veterans special instruction program. Meetings Of North Iowa Organizations BODE--The Bode Women's club was to meet at the home of Mrs T. T. Thompson Wednesday evening. ALTA VISTA -- The January meeting of the Parent-Teachers association will be held in the high school assembly Thursday night. u CHAPIN--The W. S. C. S. of the Methodist church will hold an all day meeting in the church Thursday. Election o£ officers IOWA FALLS _p ro g r ess club will have a luncheon meeting at the Shady Rest tearoom Friday afternoon. Mrs. E. S. Sanders will present a program on "Daguerreotypes." ALTA VISTA--Women of the Sosary society of St. Bernard Catholic church were to hold their January meeting in the Forester hall Wednesday afternoon. JOICE--The Joice Victory club will meet Wednesday evening next week at the high school auditorium. "' -" ' ALEXANDER--The Ladies Aid society of the United church was to meet Wednesday afternoon at the church basement IOWA FALLS--The Gloria shnne, Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem, will meet.in the Masonic hall Friday evening. RICEVILLE--American Legion officers for the year are: Commander, Leo Bathen; vice commander, Roy Grace; adjutant, Mark Sloan; finance officer, Loyd Richmond; sergeant at arms, Arthur Kennedy; chaplain, Lawrence Roe; service officers, Vic Fessenmeyer and Glen Hold en . CHAPIN--At the last meeting of the Congregational Ladies Aid society the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Ira Deam; vice president, Miss Alice McClintock; secretary, Miss Thelma Peterson; treasurer, Mrs. Frank Burwell. POPEJOY--Mrs. A. R. Trousdale, Mrs. Elmer Cox and Mrs. Dale Cox will be hostesses to the W. S. C. S. Thursday afternoon. Installation of officers. Men's League Won 1st 2nd 3rd EwerS' R o o f i n g I 506 55^ RSI Coo-Cola U BIT 568 7KJ R. Richard SOS, 43T. tlolsum Bread 0 5tO ',86 fK8 Kinney Shoes 3 62O 669 70t W. Harris 187, 4K. Minh. Swift 1 579 KKZ C32 Hoxie Fruit 2 6KS R73 67,3 C. Swift i;o B. Smith 461. Tot. IttTu-i 2171 TOPS WITH GIs-- According ^ the European edition of Stars anfl Stripes, honey-haired Toni Seven, film starlet, has been chosen rcignintr pin-up ancen of the year by GIs in the European theatre of war. The army paper bestowed upon her the title "Cheesecake of the Year." BOARD AND ROOM By GENE AHERN HEY, WAIT A MINUTE,"\DU STARTED ^DUR i GUNFIGHT WITH ONE f GUY, *5HOKT FUSE BEELER'--BUTNOW YOUVE GOT NINE //ORE -t. FELLAS IN IT/ ' THEY'RE HIS GUN CADDIES' THEY TOTE HIS EXTRA GUNS AND BULLETS' A GUNFIGHT IN HANGKWOT'IS A DAYS JOB,'- YOUDONTPUT A MAN DOWN, FIRST SHOT,--· NOT WITH THE 8O-/AILE AN HOUR. CROSS-WIND ALWAYS BLOWING THERE/ / BYSTANDERS) GET HIT , I-IO CRYPTOQCOTE-A cryptogram quotation J B Y P X U Q B U Q S K J M V T M W Q S A P PL, P M V Q X V U P G C U W G F P Q D P - Z W R R P K . Yesterday's Cryptoquote: IT MATTERS NOT HOW LONG YOU HAVE LIVED BUT HOW WELL--SENECA. us gj,^ caHriHER..usr VWTO/ rMDWT THB/OUHM HO5 pn-AUTY way..! wsffo/m-WTia TD6ET FWED UP Sol COULD EE. W OH IT PBGW OttJUJDEO. OTHMAN MAKES BUDGET STUDY Finds $22,200 Needed for D. C. Dog Pound By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN Washington, (U.R) -- It's a good thing I'm a good ducker; my boss tossed a copy of the new federal budget my way and said, analyze it. He missed, I am happy to report. 'The document weighs 5 pounds flat; it is 1% inches thick and can be classified as a blunt instrument. Blunt's the word; it says we're going to spend better than §80,000,- 000,000 this coming year. You don't catch a dope like me monkeying with a sum like that, I'll gust leaf through the 851 pa (res and stick to things that I can understand, such as 522,200 for the operation of the District of Columbia, doe pound and $3,500 for the rental and operation of a launch by onr ambassador to Tnrkey. Things like that make sense. At least I think so. There are items of $970 for senatorial packing boxes, $40,000 for repairs to house of representatives furniture (those boys must play rough), and $25 for street car fares for officials of the National Botanical Garden. Then there's $4 for the transportation of things at the white house. The budget simply says things; it doesn't say what things. Four bucks, in any event, is the smallest item in the book. The government needs $500,300 to inspect locomotives; $30,000 to buy a building lot for the nostoffice in Baltimore; $2,047,. 000 for the bureau of entomology, which concerns bugs, and $100 for refunds by the agriculture department "to persons whose identities and whereabouts are unknown." They'll show up later maybe. The bureau of standards wants 5469,000 for operating expenses, ncludingr purchase ot goggles, toots, rubber doves and aprons. The weather bureau has got to have $11,960,000 for the continued reporting of its news (mostly bad right now) while the office of fishery co-ordination needs S225,- 000. The fish co-ordinators, it says here, were hired by the interior department "in order to bring in every pound o£ fish." Secretary of Interior Ickes and helpers will get $1,148,320 in wages, so long as none of them make any radio speeches designed to influence the passage of laws in congress. The high commissioner of the Philippines has turned in an account for $296,000,'' including travel expenses in the islands during the 1946 fiscal year. Hear that, Tokyo? The state department insists on $1,725,000 for hire of autos, kavasses (you look it up), dragomen, porters,' interpreters, and prison guards in far places. The District of Columbia alcoholic beverage control board wants $1,000 for the purchase of samples. As for Othman at this moment, he could use a sample, himself. Senate Votes Same Fee to Ministers Des Moines, (/P)--The s e n a t e voted Tuesday to pay ministers who offer prayer in the leigsla- ture the same fee they received in the past, and to increase the amount given clergymen who live considerable distances from B e s Moines. At previous sessions ministers opening the daily sessions w i t h prayer h a v e received $10, half from each branch. The house voted Monday to pay them 5 cents a mile from home to Des Moines and return instead of the flat $10! The senate Tuesday voted to pay them $10 or 5 cents a mile, whichever is greater. The proposal now goes back to the house. The senate action was on an amendment to the house resolution. It was made by Sen. Ralph W. Zastrow (R.-Charles City). "It's Only When You Get Tense That You Get Cold"-Tarzan Minneapolis, (#")--The mercury hit 15 below here Tuesday but Carl Bourdeaux--known to his friends as Tarzan--insisted that if you relax and keep your mind off the weather you .can't get cold. To prove it he went about his work as a timekeeper at the Cid- dill shipyard at nearby Savage in trousers and a light-weight, short- sleeved T-shirt. "Tarzan," who is 33, has never worn a coat. "I'm impervious to the weather hot or cold," he explained. "It is simply mind over matter. Relax and you're all right. It's only when you get tense that you freeze." Bourdeaux insisted that he doesn't feel cold. "I'd put a coat on it I did." he explains. U. S. Strategic Air Force Headquarters Is Moved to France PariSr.(/P)--Headquarters of the U. S. strategic air forces in Europe-- which co-ordinates operations of the U. S. 8th air force in the United Kingdom and the U. S. 15th air force in Italy--have been moved from Britain to France, it was disclosed Tuesday Baths and Shaves Are Tahoo for Residents of Columbia, Pa. Columbia, Pa., VP)--Baths and shaves were taboo in this Susquehanna river town of 12,000 Tuesday after an ice jam-flooded the Columbia Water company's pumping station, leaving only a 2-dav water supply. y Company Manager Theodore Kam asked residents to postpone bathing and shaving and urged restaurants to serve bottled drinks as a water substitute. Industries ceased operations. Kain said it may take "4 or more" days to break the jam and put the pumps back in operation. 2 BattlefronfHeroes Pitted Against Each Other-^for Home Leave By' HAL BOYLE With the U. S. 30th Infantry Di^ 01 *. ^'f'um, Jan. 8 (Delayed) ")--Two American officers both heroes who had gambled for life and death on the battlefield, stood tensely over a deck of playing csrds. Now they were pitted against each other in another great gam- ble--lor home leave. Both Maj. Halph Kerley, Houston Tex, and Capt. Joe Reaser, Gettysburg, Pa., were entitled on the records to a 30-day leave in the United States but there was transportation space for only one Realizing his responsibility, Col Branner P. Purdue, commander of the 120th infantry regiment, carefully checked each officer's record. He found each had been awarded the distinguished service cross, the silver star, the bronze star, the purple heart. "I can't choose between you" said Purdue. "Cut the cards." So the 2 young heroes leaned tensely over the cards. They cut Kerley turned up the ace of spades, the top card in the deck 'I have always been lucky," he said, looking regretfully across at Pownall Serves on U. S. Group for Journalism Iowa City--Prof. Frederick M. Pownall of the University of Iowa, university editor and director of the department of publications, is serving another year as one of 10 members of the American Council on Education for Journalism. This group, which recently changed its name from the National Council on Professional Education for Journalism, has been in existence since 1938 to bring about closer co-operation between the press and i the schools. It also aims at improvement in standards of schools of journalism. Prof. Pownall, who. also is a faculty member of the university's journalism school, likewise is publisher of the Daily lowan, student newspaper. Other institutions represented on the council are Columbia, Northwestern, Missouri, Iowa State, and Minnesota; while newspapers in Virginia, Vermont Arkansas and Indiana have council members. 2 Papers Devote Front Pages to Appeals for Help at War Plants Burlington, Vt., (^P) _ There wasn't a news story on the front page of the Burlington Daily News and St. Albans Messenger Monday. I n s t e a d under double line streamer, "Victory--Is Not Won! Stay on the Job--Get a War Job " appeared a full page appeal for 1300 Vermonters needed immediately in Springfield and Windsor war plants. William Loeb, publisher of both dailes, said the space was donated by the 2 newspapers. , The usual telegraphic and local news items were printed inside. Number of Civilians to Be Evacuated From Nazi-Held St. Nazaire Paris, (/P)_An undisclosed number of civilians will be evacuated from the German - held French port of St. Nazaire beginning Jan. 36, under a truce arranged between . American and German military authorities, s u p r e m e headquarters announced Tuesday. The operation was expected to require 12 days. Retired Farmer Dies; Rites to Be Thursday Ackley--Thomas V. O'Laughlin, 74, died Monday at the home of his brother-in-law, F. J. McGivney at Iowa Falls. He .was a farmer in Franklin county many years. He suffered from paralysis the past 38 years. He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. M. A. Drey at Iowa Falls. Funeral will be held at 9:30 a. m. Thursday at St. Mark's Catholic church at Iowa Falls. Burial in St. Mary's cemetery at Ackley. SOLDIER VISITS Hanlontown -- Mrs. Clarence Basgall and Carolyn returned to their home after spending several weeks at Clinton, while her husband, Cpl. Clarence Basgall was receiving treatment for malaria contracted in the Pacific area. Cpl. Basgall was sent to Fort Snelling for reassignment and has now joined his wife and daughter for a 31 day furlough after which he will be stationed at Hot Springs, Ark. McFARLANE IS ASSEMBLY DEAN Chief Aim Is to Keep "My Feet on Ground" Des Moines, (ff)--The dean of the Iowa legislature--Rep. Arch W. McFarlane, (R.-Waterloo),--set an example for the younger members of the 51st general assembly Tuesday. He said his chief aim for the current session was 'just to keep . my feet on the ground." McFarlane, who is serving his 18«h session, 13 of which were regular session and 6 special, said he was not interested in any special legislation. Be said he had no plan to introduce any bills. "I'll just wait and see what :omes in," he commented. "If everything seems to be covered, I'll just sit back and cast my vote as I believe best. If not, I probably will introduce a bill or two to cover what I think is necessary." McFarlane, 59, is a full dealer. Rep. A. H. Avery (R.-Spencer) is one of the eldest members of the house in point of age. At 74, he is serving his 6th regular session. He also served in 3 special sessions. Avery is in the insurance business. "Usually I've introduced several measures each session, but not this time," he said. "I don't intend to offer a single measure All I'm interested in is preserving the American way of life in Iowa." One of the few women ever to jerve in the Iowa legislature is Rep. Mae A. Lynch. (D.-Poca- hontasl. who said she believed there had been 2 women legislators before her time. She is serving; her second regular session, having been in one extra session. "I've been thinking about some legislation, but I'm not ready yet to discuss it," she commented. She is 60 years old and a practicing attorney. She is one of 17 democrats in the house membership of 108. Rep. Wilson Reed (R.-Fairfisld) is one of the few legislators who has never authored a bill alone. He has been co-introducer of several measures in his 3 regular and one special sessions, but "I intend to let others do the proposing," he said. He is a tax accountant. The only legislator having an out-of-state address is Rep. C. M. Langland (R.-Spring G r o v e Minn.). He lives on a 'farm one mile south of the Minnesota-Iowa line and represents Winneshiek county. This is his second session in the house, having served in the 44th general assembly. He is 74 "I think I'll just do a lot of listening -for a while and get re-acquainted with the process of legislation," he said. "In a way, you might just say I came south for the winter." Fuel Oil Is Being Burned Too Rapidly Des Moines, (ff)--All rationing boards in the Des Moines office of price administration district are reporting that lowans are burning fuel oil at a much faster rate than their 1944-45 allotments will permit, Walter D. Kline, district director, said Tuesday. Kline-said there had been numerous reports of premature use of coupons for periods 4 and 5 which will not become valid untii Feb. 5, although such usage was illegal. OPA enforcement officers are investigating the action of dealers in such cases, he added. "Civilian, stocks are not adequate to cover emergencies which result from wasteful burning of oil," Kline explained, "but persons who find themselves running short should consult their ration board instead of using coupons that are not valid." As of Monday, consumers in the Charles City, Mason City and Davenport districts should not have used more than 24 per cent of their seasonal ration and those in the Des Moines and Sioux City areas should not have used more than 43 per cent. WFA Offers to Buy 50 Million Bu. of Com for Stockpile Washington, (/P)--The war food administration announced an offer Tuesday to buy 50,000,000 bushels of yellow corn from farmers as a stockpile for future emergency war needs. The agency will pay applicable! ceiling prices for corn grading No. 3 or better, and market prices for lower grade grain. Purchases will be made prior to March 15 and will limited to areas where fanners have a surplus above local livestock feed and other needs. Purposes of the purchase program is to avert a shortage of commercial corn supplies similar to that of a year ago which forced some plants to close until the government could requisition supplies from farmers. The longest prize fight oji record was fought April 6, 1893, between Andy Bowen and Jack Burke. It went 110 rounds and lasted 7 hours and 19 minutes. Death Notices 1 CHEHRY. Guj" Franklin. 51. died at a local hospital about 6:15 p. m. Tuesday, lOllOMMnfc an Illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Patterson fuMral home, with the Rev. A. N. Rogness, pastor ot Trinity Lutheran church, official- ing. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The Patterson funeral home in charge.

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