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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 22, 1944
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16 Tuesday, Feb. 22, 19*4 I MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Young Man Goiri West Goes to Jail St. touis, (UP.)--"Go West, young Wan. Co West." ^Jke a dim echo of the past these immortal words of Horace Greeley kept running through the head of James W. Stephanon, 22, of Springfield, Ohio. · State troopers found Steplianon outside St. Louis, thumbing a ride --West. Strapped to his G foot-2, 230 pound frame was one of those worn old death-to-Indians holsters-, slick inside. The belt 'was studded around with 45's. And in the hand not being used for hitchhiking was the revolver--a G- shooter--a Gary Cooper-duper. And over his shoulder, in lieu of a horse, hung a pair of saddle bags. Stephanon's plans were simple. He was not banditing, nor gunning for anyone. "Ah'm jes goin' out west," he drawled 10 the troopers, ''to be a cowboy." "Ah c'n trade ma Colt for a hoss, 'n' ma saddle bags far a saddle, V Ah c'n git a job on a ranch." ' But the troopers couldn't go all hog-wild over the plans. For instance, there was this 6-shooter. Of course, it couldn't exactly be called a concealed weapon, being carried like that. (Just practicin' a-twirlin* it, he was, said Stephanon.) Yet, on the other hand, they didn't want Stephanon making a bad impression on people. So Stephanon went along to jail with them, where they talked it over. It turned out he is 4-F in the draft, that he'd bought the revolver in a pawn shop and that he .left Indiana the day before to see a friend in Montana about a ranch job. The troopers slept on the matter-, waiting meanwhile for results o£ a check on the serial number of the revolver. Stephanon slept with them. FLYER'S WIFE VISITS Northwood--Mrs. John F. Martin came this week from Jackson, Tenn-, to'spend some time with her parents, Mr. and airs. C. A. Sharp. Mrs. Martin's husband, an aviation cadet in the army air forces, has been in training at Jackson, but was recently transferred lo an airfield at San Antonio, Texas, Your Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE What They I Are Doing ADVANCED TO STOREKEEPER 2/C--Sidney Harold Brewer, soji of Mrs-. Keba Brewer. 1715 Harding: S. \\'., has recently been advanced to the ratine of storekeeper 2/c at 3Iare island, Cal., where he has work in the disbursing office. Before entering the service in January. 1943, Sidney was ship- Ping clerk here with the National Biscuit company, ire Js a graduate of the Mason City high school and attended the junior college here. -"Twin brothers of Sidney's also in the service are Merle Brewer, seaman 2/c, who^has just returned to Farragut, Idaho, after a 15 day leave spent at his home. Seaman Brewer eii- tertjd the service in December and has now completed his boot training at Farragut. Pvt. Ear! Brewer, who entered service with the army air corns, also in December, has recently been transferred from Jefferson-Barracks, Mo., to Sherman. Tex. The twins are both former Globe-Gazette carriers. --V-- LEAVES FOR SERVICE Garner--Alton V. TJpmeyer left Monday for military service. He recently moved his family into the Kolar property in west Garner which they purchased. He was formerly employed by the state department ol public safety in the drivers' license division. Dougherty--A ; lesson on the fourth phase of the home project program, "Shopping in a Wartime Clothing Market," was presented by Miss Lucille Buchanan at the home o{ Mrs. Anna Sweeney. FOR COLDS NASAL MISERIES -gone right .straight to the sneezy, smffly misery zone m your nose, enetr N ° sc D '°PS in i K il Jet you breathe freer almost in- y. Prescription type medication vnth real ephednne soothes, tools, and shnnks as It acts. Gives head cold the air. Caution: Use only as directed. Get PENETRO BBS REPORTS TO NEW POST-William A. Duncan, radioman 3/c, left Sunday for Bremerton, Wash., to report for duty following a 30 day leave spent with his mother, Mrs. Emma Duncan. 517 Delaware X. E. Duncan took his boot training at the Great Lakes and was graduated from radio school at Indianapolis, Ind., after ivhich he took further training at Treasure island, Cal. He was then sent to Pearl Harbor where he spent 8 months before his r e c e n t transfer to Bremerton. W i l l i a m is the younger of 2 brothers in the service. Barney, shipfitter 3/c, is now somewhere in the Pacific. .- _y Northwood -- Mrs. Field M Johnson, who teaches at Bode came Sunday to spend a few days' with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl K. Urdahl. An epidemic of scarlet fever at Bode cause the enforced vacation. WAS H O . V O K STUDENT-Flavin Drushella, cook 3/c. was one of 5 high honor students in his class to be selected for further training" at the receiving station, Pudget Sound navy yard, Bremerton, Wash. Drushella entered the service in July, 1943, and took his boot training: at Farrajrut, Idaho. As a civilian he worked for several years at Ihe Jacob E. Decker Sons packing plant. His wife, a daughter of air. and Mrs. Oliver F. Kepp, 416 9th X. Vi., Is employed in the Bank of California, Seattle, Wash --V-Whereabouts 1 Pvt. John E. Phillippe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion G. Phillippe, Clear Lake, is a ne\vly armed soldier .at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., basic training center for the army air forces training command. Pvt. Phillippe attended the junior college here before entering the service in Dec., 1942. Word comes from the war department that Myron L. McCluskey, son of. Mrs. Daisy McCluskey, 2319 19th S. W., has been promoted to private 1/c. Pfc McCluskey is with the U. S. armed forces somewhere in Europe. Aviation Cadet Robert Edward Casey, son o£ Mrs. F. E. Casev, 402 5th S. E., has arrived at the' Seymour Johnson field, N. Car., for his basic training with the army air forces. Casey entered the service in Nov., 1942. He had attended the University of Michigan. Chester E. Ady, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Ady, 817 Pennsylvania W, E., is nov at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., for his basic training with the army air force. Ady attended the Mason City "high school. Staff Sgl. Sanley L. Zirbel and wife have returned to Fort Jackson, S. Car., after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Zir'- bcl, Clear L a k e , for 10 days. S./Sgt. Zirbel is with" a medical battalion and has been in the service since June, 1942. Pvt. Kenneth J. Johnson left Monday for Aberdeen, Md., following a 15 day furlough here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson, 732 Pennsylvania N. E. Pvt. Johnson entered the service last July and has taken all of his training at Aberdeen. _v-Service Men Visit at , Homes at Eagle Grove Eagle Grove--Joe Hart, aviation student of the V-12 naval unit", of Iowa State college, spent several days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hart.--Lt. John Kist, who is an instructor stationed at Midland, Texas, is spending a 30-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Kist, following his return from overseas duty.--James Whalen seaman 2nd class, ol Chamber- Iain Field. Minneapolis, visited Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Whalen. Sr.,--Ed JMbftilt, 3rd class petty officer visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs' Walter Moffitt. He is stationed at Clinton, Okla.,--Lt. Charles Oldson, o[ Alomogordo, N. Me.v., is spending a 9-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Oldson. -V Parents Get News of Sons in S. Pacific Thor--Next to hearing directly from 2 sons in the military service is tn hear from another soldier who has been with them. This experience came to Mr and Mrs. Albert Adson who recently got a letter from Cpl. Paul C. Gebhard of Kessler Field, Miss., who is unknown to the parents. Corporal Gebhard was in the New Hebrides islands in the south Pacific stationed for some months w i t h a bomb squadron with Leonard Adson. The corporal declared Leonard was "in good health a n d getting along line." Corporal Gebhard also slates he had the pleasure of meeting the other son of the Adsons in Hawaii. He remarks, "I believe your boys were very fortunate to have a chance to visit in some far off corner of Hie world as they did. and I know it must have made you feel pretty good." The Adson boys are brothers of Mrs. R. L. Blank, 723 2nd street S. W., M a s o n £ity, and Miss Eleanor Adson who lives with Mrs. Blank and is employed at the Decker plant.. · Will Direct School in Home Efficiency Garner -- Mrs. Bernice Gross, specialist in home efficiency from Iowa Slate college, will hold an all-day training school for girls' 4-H club leadei-s, assistant and older girls, committee members on Tuesday, Feb. 29. This meeting will be held at Britt in the conference room of the Central States building. IN' HOSPITAL --Cpl. Veriion Quisling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Quisling, 209 (ith S. W., is in a hospital overseas following an appendectomy. A letter received from him states that he is getlingr along fine. He has been overseas since April, 1943, and has recently been stationed with a convoy troop ut the Persian eulf. y TO H A W A 11 -- Robert M. Sturses, storekeeper 2/c. son of Mr. and Mrs. U. M. Sturges, 415 5th S. E.. has been transferred from California to- Hawaii. Robert has been in the navy since Dec. 2, 1940. He is stationed with the ground crew of an air transport squadron. y .FITS THE VICTORY TEMPO Walicable, restful Vitality Shoes . . . just the thing for war-busy fall days. Treat your feet to shoes tliat fit like a charm ... new Vitality Shoos for the Victory Tempo! Parents Receive Word Son Is Badly Wounded Lcland -- Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fjetland received word from the war department Thursday that their son/ Cpl. Clifford Fjetland, had been seriously wounded in action in the Pacific area x --V-- 105 NORTH FEDERAL NOW LIEUTENANT -- Robert E. McCiellan, son of Mr. and Mrs. IV. B. McCiellan. 4 Hazel court, who 1 recently received his commission following: graduation as a pilot with the army air forces from Luke field, Tex., has gone lo California after spending a 10 day leave here.' (Lock photo). --V-Soldier Has Birthday During Furlough Home | Crystal Lake--Cpl. Joseph L. | Jilefc has returned to Moultrie-1 ville, S. Car., after spending a furlough with his mother, Mrs. Clara Jilek, here. A dinner was held in honor of his 21st birthday Sunday at the home o£ his sister, | Airs. Otto Kirschbaum, at Mason City. Mrs. Jilek has 2 other sons in the service. Cpl. Charles Jilek in England and Sgt. Fred Jilek in north Africa, and a son-in-law. Emil Donadin, chief petty officer with the navy in Virginia --V^- AWA1TS ORDERS | Acklcy -- Ensign H. L. Ritland i and Mrs. Ritland and sons, until recently residents of Ithaca. N. Y., are now stationed at Washington, D. C.. where the ensign is ! receiving further instructions. He ! formerly was Ackley higfi school! principal for several years. i The Globe-Gazette is rcdou- luiK its efforts to obtain complete information about every serviceman in Mason City and Ccrro Gordo county for its files. When you call at the Globe-Gazelle newsroom for your flag, you arc not only paying tribute to your son or husband but you arc giving us valuable information about Inm in the most accurate ivay possible. This information will become part of a permanent record of the servicemen of this com-j inanity. Return postage should ac- f company written request for these free flags, | 1 R E N T OUR ELECTRIC FLOOR SANDERS Phone 17 Ness/:/? 20-22 E. Slate Major Merten Retires j From Army; To Resume County Engineer's Job Garner -- County Engineer and Mrs. Charles F. Merten arrived from Portland,-- Ore., where they were employed in war work and are visiting with relatives in Mason City. Mr. Merten will assume his duties as county engineer about March 1 following a leave of absence during which time he served as a major in the engineer corps until he reached retirement age last fall. ' /' EATON'S GREAT SAVING EVENT! HEAVY WINTER SPORT COATS BUTTON AND SNAP-IN LINING COATS HANDSOME CHESTERFIELDS FUR- TRIMMED SPORT COATS . FUR-TRIMMED DRESS COATS! ALL DRASTICALLY UNDERPRICED IN A GREAT MONEYSAVING EVENT! 29.95 COATS r39.95 COATS 49.95 COATS You con really figure on savings when you come to Eatons tomorrow! W e 'v e taken every one of our high-quoNly, regular stock winter coots and priced buJ n h \-i ,NOW! That means thaf v°" «»' buy a beouHful winter coat at a fraction of its value 1 hey re every size, too ... and a wide range of styles and colors. ^Sffi^ r?v?!^^c^^^*!W^

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