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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

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Rationing Calendar MASOiN CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1943 TIRES--Passenger car inspection deadline--Jan. 31. Commercial vehicles inspection deadline- Jan. 15. GASOLINE--"A" book coupons JSo. 3 (4 gallons each) good until Jan. 22. FUEL OIL--Period 2 coupons (10 gallons each) good until Jan. 26, Zone B; Jan. 27, Zone A. Period 3 coupons (11 gallons each) good until Feb. 20, Zone Z; Feb 22, Zone A, COFFEE--Coupon No. 23 (1 pound) valid Jan. 4 to Feb. 7. SUGAR -- Coupon No. 10 (3 pounds) expires Jan. 31. REGISTRATION -- All persons who do not hold war ration Book No. 1 (Sugar Book) must register with their local war price and rationing boards before Jan. 15 to be eligible for War Ration Book No. 2. Rationing board offices in post- office building. Mason City Calendar Jan. 11--Annual meeting of Cerro Gordo county Red Cross chapter, high schc^l auditorium at 8 p. m. Jan. 11--State guard dinner dance at Hotel Hanford. Jan. 12--Farm Mobilization day. Jan. 25--Women's Symphony Concert, high school auditorium, 8 p. m., second number North Iowa Concert league series Jan. 26--Doctor Max Habicht to give first o£ series of International Understanding lectures at high school auditorium at 8 p. m. Jan. 26-27--Apparel salesmen's · caravan at Hotel Hanford. Here in Mason City Kent floor Sanders. Payne's. Picture framing--Shepherd's. Mrs. John Paul, 597 Fifteenth street southeast, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday lor treatment. It he's in the service . . . give him a money belt. Abel Son. Inc. Angle Lombardo has been called to St. Louis for the funeral of her brother-in-law, Anthony Lombardi, who died Monday. Refinance (o Advantage your home contract or mortgage. M. C. Loan Inv. Co., 109 E. State St. air. and Mrs. Sam Ketchum, 1722 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, have received word that their son, Pvt. Albert Ketchum, shortly before Christmas underwent an appendicitis operation at Camp Ad air, Ore. Wanted: Small safe. Write D-5, Globe-Gazette. The annual meeting: of the stockholders of the Park hospital building company will be held at the office of the secretary in the hospital clinic Monday evening, Jan. 18, at 8 o'clock. Construction Workers Needed by Navy for * Duty With Seabees J. L. Palmer, chief officer at the Mason City station of the U. S. navy recruiting bureau, announced Thursday there are opportunities in this branch of the service for men in the construction field. Building tradesmen, longshoremen and construction workers of all types are urgently needed by the navy for duty with the Seebees. All men between the ages of 17 and 50 are eligible for this work, whether or not they come under the jurisdiction of a selective service board, Palmers said. Although they must enlist as an apprentice seamen, they will be classified for whichever rating they can qualify. A naval construction officer will be in Des Moines every Friday afternoon during the month of January to interview applicants for enlistment in these construc- · tion and rigger battalions. Palmer said the midwest district has a large quota. Rectal Soreness Get Relief New Easy Way -- Sit In Comfort Frolarmon Rectal is m quick. ricpcndaWu reliever of itchinc:, painful rectal »oronea» -- aymptortis which may also accompany piles and hemorrhoids. Brings soothing gcnte of comfort upon contact, forms protecting film over sore area, iiclps destroy infccttouf cmm. aid Nature heal up ra-w. rroVcn tiasues. No oil -- no jcrcase to itaiti cjothinjr. SoW on money back gruantnfce. Gtt this modern relief today . . ask for PROLARMON RECTAL AT FORD HOPKINS DRUG STORES COAL -- OFF CAR -INDIANA FURNACE CHUNKS Long and Clean Burning WAGNER COAL CO. PHONE 986 TO INTENSIFY DRIVE FOR THEM IN MASON CITY . Box of Cans in Front of Each House for Next Collection Is Goal A box of tin cans in front of every house. That's the goal of the tin campaign in Mason City for the next pickup set for March, according to Mrs. Henry C. Pendergraft, Mason City chairman of the women's salvage division. "A carload of tin cans--between 35,000 and 40,000 pounds- should go out of Mason City after this pickup by city trucks," Mrs. Pendergraft stated. "But," the chairman added, "if there are to be tin cans ready for collection in front of each house, it means every housewife must start saving and processing the tin cans now." * * * Making tin- cans available for our country which sorely needs this material to carry on the war, shouldn't be too great a sacrifice, even for a busy housewife, it was pointed out. "I know that no housewife regards it as too much to do for her country, if she realizes the importance of the job," Mrs. Pendergraft stated. "It may take just a little time and effort to clean and process the cans, but after you once start with it, it's sort of fun. You get a feeling that you're really contributing something to a job that's so big none of us can comprehend it." Here are the steps in processing tin cans: 1. They must be washed thoroughly, labels removed. Labels usually come off in the flattening process. 2. Open cans, bottoms, as well as tops. You may bend in tops and bottoms or if they are completely removed insert them. 3. Flatten cans by stepping on them. Leave enough space between flattened sides to sec through them. Do not hammer them. 4. Keep the processed cans in a suitable container, separate from trash until collection day * * * AH paint^ oil varnish, floor polish or cone shaped cans are not wanted for salvage. Evaporated or condensed milk cans are not worth saving. * ¥ * Coffee cans and others with painted on labels arc wanted. Persons missed in the last collection may take their tin cans to salvage depot established across the street from the police station. Don't bring cans to this depot on stormy days. Each day City Manager Herbert T. Barclay plans to have cans collected and stored. Attention was called to hotels and cafes using large numbers of tin cans. These, it was pointed out, should also be turned over as salvage. * * * "No number of cans is too small for this drive," said Mrs. Pendergraft. "Even homes that use only a couple of cans a week should save them and must save them if we are to have a box or basket of cans in front of each home in the next collection." Persons having questions to ask about the drive may contact Mrs. Pendergraft or the following members of her committee; Mrs R. E. Davis, Mrs. W. B Gardner Mrs. R. F. Kabirck, Mrs. H Y' Quinly, Mrs. R. N. Rorick and Mrs. N. C. Stam. The silk and nylon hose drive has gone over the top. One department store has sent out 16 packing cases of the hose and a n o t h e r has collected 2,000 pounds, it was stated. Old silk and nylon hose may be brought to any store for women. WinW; 'Bundles' Helping Children _ London's bombed out children, who have to be evacuated into safer areas, are cared for at Regent's lodge, Regent's Park, by the Women's Voluntary services before they are taken to the country. Immediately upon arriving at the lodge children are bathed and then given a thorough physical examination. After passing the physicians the children are dressed in complete new outfits supplied by Bundles for Britain, given milk anc! sandwiches, and start for their new homes well fortified against the iourney Mason City's war chest Bundles for Britain organization "is assisting in such work as this. MRS. PRINGLE, 54, SUCCUMBS Funeral Rites to Be Saturday Afternoon Mrs. Ora L. Pringle, 54, died at a local hospital about 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, following an illness extending over a period of five years. She had been a resident of Mason City for the past 42 years. Mrs. Pringle was born Edna M. Ballard, March 16, 1888, at Rockford, Iowa, and had resided throughout her lifetime in Iowa. As a child of 12 years she moved with her family to Mason City and had resided here since that time. She was married to Ora L. Pringle in Mason City Jan. 28, 1308. Surviving ore her husband, Ora L. Pringle, one son, Pvt. Wayne Pringle. Stinson Field, San Antonio, Tex., her mother, Mrs. Cora Ballard, Rockford. Jowa, two sisters, Mrs. John White, Waterloo, and Mrs. William Rose, Rockford, and three brothers, William E., Clarence and Walter Ballard, Rockford. She was preceded in death by her father. Warren Ballard, at Roekford, Aug. 15, 1912. Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the McAuley and Son funeral home at l o'clock Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. Paul Arnold Peterson, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church in charge. Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery. The McAuley and Son funeral home in charge. North Iowa Camera Club to Send Display to St. Cloud Club Members of the North Iowa Camera club will bring eligible prints to the next meeting of the club in order that a display may be selected for the St. Cloud Camera club, according to L. J. Moore, president of the club. Gadget night was set for Feb. 16 at the home of Em Decker. A "Ladies Night" was considered by the club. Competition results on the "Christmas Scenes" were: Em Decker, first; M. P. Burke, second; Mary Trcmainc, third. The next meeting will be held at the home of Em Decker, Jan. 19, the competition being, "Doorways." Axial rotation of the world increases from zero at the poles to 1,038 miles an rour at the equator. SALLY'S SALLIES HARRY ZEBKER, MERCHANT HERE 35 YEARS, DIES Rites for Clothing Man Born in Russia to Be in Minneapolis Harry Zebker, 55, clothing merchant in Mason City for the past 35 years, died at his home, 131 Ninth street northwest, about 7 o'clock Thursday morning, following a long illness. He had been bedfast for the past six months. Mr, Zebker was born in Russia, on South Federal avenue. He was a member of the Zionist organization, the local Synagogue, the B'nai B'rith lodge and the Odd Fellows lodge. Surviving are his wife, Bessie, and three sons, two of whom are in the service. Raymond is located at Fort Custer, Battle Creek, Mich., and Phillip is in the air corps at Santa Ana, Cal. Maurice is at home. Services will be held at Minneapolis and burial will be at a cemetery near Minneapolis. The Patterson funeral home in charge. ST. JOHN'S HOLDS ANNUAL SESSION Episcopal Parish Elects 1943 Officers The members of St. John's Episcopal church parish met in the guild hall Wednesday evening for their annual meeting with Father C. Burnett Whitchead, rector of the parish, presiding. Reports from the various departments of the parish work were presented. The summation of these reports not only show a year's work well done, but gives much hope for further progress to be made. * * * Father Wbitehead read excerpts from the missionary journals of the church for the years 1874, 1877 and J881 pointing out the progress mnde and work accomp lished asking that "these comparisons be our challenge for the year 19-13." The rector made the following appointments: L. G. Hawkins, senior lay reader; James Crai: Whitehead, junior lay reader Mrs. C. E. Strickland, directress of the altar guild, and Mrs. S R Bowen. associate directress; Mrs. L. P. Loomis, directress of religious education; Miss H e l e n Scheibe, music librarian and James Kelso. choir secretary. * * * The parish elected the following as members of the vestry to serve for one year: R. ,1. Ed wards, H. B. Farrcr, D J. Gil lard, H. G. Hawkins, L. G. Hawkins, B. O. Horton. J. W. Irons, W. F. Ingraham, L. P. Loomis. Paul D. McAuley, Merrill Parks, Sterling Prusia, C. E. Strickland B. C. Way and Ray Whorley. Plans were also presented for the forming of a "Parish Planning Commission" to be named by the rector in the near future. Still Going- Strongr. The sewing machine owned by Mrs. Jasper Wilson of Traer was reported by Elizabeth Peterson of Iowa State College, who has been conducting training schools on cleaning and repairing of sewing machines, as the oldest machine repaired in her schools. The sewing_machine has been used since 1887. the only repair was one new shuttle. After being cleaned, oiled and adjusted, the 55-year-old machine did excellent work, those attending the school reported. Buy War Saving Bonds and .Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. NO PATIENTS IN ISOLATION HERE IN FALL MONTHS Report Shows Lack of Cases in City From Oct. 13 to Dec. 28 No patients were reported in the Mason City Isolation hospital from Oct. 13 to Dec. 28, which is unusual for the months of later fall, according to Dr.. C. M. Franchere, city health director. Even the patients admitted were not from Mason City, but from 10 miles south of hero. Two cases are now isolated in homes, according to Dr. Fran- ehere. Last year at this time five cases were in the hospital and as many isolated in homes. * * * Minor diseases were scattered, according Jo the report, there beinj a few mumps, chickenpox and whoopine coush cases. Aside from bacterial counts running higher than average, there is little to report in the laboratory work. * * ¥ The sanitary inspector covered every dairy in the city in his inspections and nine dairy farms. This is above average for December, according to Dr. Franchere, but was possible because of few outside complaints on other matters. Dr. L. N. Stott, sanitary inspector, reported 2 4 samples of milk and cream and 23 samples of water collected for testing. Thirty-one dairy plants and nine dairy farm inspections were made. Seven restaurants, seven meat markets and one locker plant were inspected. Three complaints were investigated and two scarlet fever, eight chicken pox, four whooping cough and two mumps cases were placarded. * * * Mabel E. Sucher, bacteriologist, reported 111 milk analysis, 40 water analysis, two diphtheria tests, three G. C. smears, two Vincent's Angina tests, 50 blood counts, and 10 urinalysis completed in the laboratory. During the month 73 births and 38 deaths were reported. Former Prisoner, of Japanese to Talk at Local Tabernacle RADIO PICKUP TO BE SATURDAY Junior Chamber Asks Old Sets for Air Corps The pickup phase of the local campaign t o collect old rnclio sets for the army air corps laboratory will be closed Saturday. Since a minimum goal of 100 sets for Mason City has been established by the local committee an urgent call for at least 20 more sets has been sent out. It is hoped by those in charge that around 125 sets may be shipped from here. * * V Any local resident wishing to donate an old radio or radio parts which have vitally strategic materials, to the air corps can do so by taking the set to the Lyons laundry or by calling the Chamber of Commerce, phone 146, or Roger Lyons, at the Lyons laundry. On Saturday the junior division of the Chamber of Commerce, which is in charge of the campaign, will make its f i n a l pickup of sets from homes. For a week after, however, old sets may be turned in at the laundry. * * if Mr. Lyons, president of t u Junior Chamber, reported that some 80 sets hnvc now been donated in the campaign, about 30 per cent o[ these being turned in within the past two weeks. The need for the sets and the material has been emphasized by the army air forces. Local contributions go to the headquarters technical school, army air force technical training command. Siou'. Falls, S. Dak. It is largely through contributions that equipping of the laboratory is being achieved, since the radio sets rep resents strategic material. $1,036 LOSS BY FIRE REPORTED November Total Makes I I Month Loss $21,343 Mason Ciiy's fire loss for the month of November was S 1,036, according to the report submitted to City Manager Herbert T. Barclay by Fire Chief Dan H. Shire. Thirteen fires were reported for the month. Of the total number of fires, five were o t h e r than building fires, three were in brick and stone buildings, four in frame buildings, and one in an automobile. Ten fires were confined to the point of origin, one to the room of origin and two to the building. The total value of property involved by fire was $86,375. The loss for the same month in the previous year was $435. The entire loss for the first I I months of 1942 was $21,343.34. The earth completes one rotation on its axis in 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. The Rev. P. Gunther, Thailand Missionary, to Be Here Sunday The Rev. Paul W. Gunthor missionary to Thailand for 14 years, will speak in the Alliance Gospel Tabernacle, file Delaware avenue northeast, at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. Mrs. Gunther spent two years -J a missionary in Cambodia Jrcnch Indo China, before going to pioneer in East Thailand, where he opened three mission stations and founded the East Thailand Bible school. The pastor and his associates were the first Protestant missionaries to take up residence among the five million people of East Thailand. When Thailand was invaded by the "Japs," Mr. Gunther and his colleague, the Rev. P. A. Volh were taken prisoner and placed in a concentration camp in Bangkok, Thailand, where they re-' mained for more than six months They returned to the United States in the repatriation s t e a m e r 'Grlpsholm." Mr. Gunther is holding meetings at Albert Lea and the pastor these released him for the one service in Mason City Sunday. THE REV. P. W. GUNTHER MOBILIZATION DAY IS JAN. 12 To Bring Business and Labor Groups Together In accordance with a presidential proclamation made in the interests of food production, the agricultural war board of Ccrro Gordo county has called a scries ot meetings to be held on Jan. 12, national mobilization day, Marion Olson, county extension director said Thursday. The object, of these meetings is to bring business, professional and labor groups together that they may gain a better" understanding of one another's problems of labor. Meetings are mobilization, he explained. There will be discussions of rationing, farm production, the labor situation, business and the problems for full war and agricultural scheduled at Dougherty in charge of Ed Dougherty, at Rockwell with Francis Gallagher and Will Eno in charge, at Clear Lake under the supervision of Leo Stork and Ira Jones and in Mason City with Earl Dean at the head of (he committee. The Mason city meeting will be held at the Y M. C. A. The programs are now being planned and will include special broadcasts in co-operation with radio station KGLO. Following the meetings, AAA committcemen under (he direction ot the agricultural war board wil visit all farmers to analyze farm production' for 1943 and make recommendations. Gov.-Elcct B. B. Hickcnlooper is the state chairman. The object in this community is to have a representative of all organization.'; present at the mobilization day meeting, Mr. Olson said. G. S. Wright Services Held at Chapel; Burial at Elmwood Cemetery Funeral services for George S. Wright, 76, who died suddenly Monday at his home, 2051 Carolina avenue northeast, were held at the Major Memorial chapel Wednesday adernoon, with the Rev. Paul Arnold Peterson, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, in charge. Mrs. Philip Jacobson s a n g "Beautiful Isle ot Somewhere" and "Rock o£ Ages." She was accompanied by Mrs. Roy Scrvison at the organ. Pallbearers were Henry Kuppinger, Philip Lynch, F r a n k Skalicky and Williard Thrams. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. Xo New Rup Silk and nylon hose (hat had been saved over a period of many years by Mrs. W. R. Rock and daughter, Marjoric, of Osceola, were donated in the silk and nylon salvage drive. They gave 250 pairs of silk hose, the largest number turned in by individuals. They had been saving the hose with the intention of making a rug. MEN'S CLOTHING TO BE DISPLAYED Salesmen's Caravan to Be at Hotel Hanford Mason City will be host to a caravan of traveling salesmen of 35 nationally-known lines of men's clothing ami furnishings which will arrive and open displays in the Hotel Hanford, Jan 2G and 27. Travel restrictions which keep merchants from making seasonal buying; trips and also prevent manufacturer's salesmen from traveling their sales territory as often as previously, have created this new caravan idea, which may permanently change wholesale merchandising methods, one of the sponsors stated. Hundreds of sample trunks will be shipped in and there will be two days during which hotel rooms will become "sample" rooms with multiple displays oE men's spring and summer apparel. Pajamas, hats, neckwear, bathing suits, belts, suspenders, garters, shoes, hose, suits, topcoats, shirts, sweaters, u n cl c r w e a r sportswear, raincoats -- i n fact! everylhing men and young inci will wear next spring and summer will be shown. Thus America's foremost manufacturers represented by the Men's Apparel club of Iowa are bringing their merchandise to logical centers such ns Mason City for the buying convenience ot their retail trade. In Africa's Krugcr National park hangs a sign, "Watch out for lions." The lions are no dan- KCI- to travelers, but autos are a real danger to the lions. Lions will often lie in the middle of the park's roads, seemingly completely oblivious to a car's approach. The driver must slow down to low gear, and when only a few feet away, the animal will calmly rise, stretch and saunter off the road. The halibut matures at about 12 years of age, when it reaches about 20 pounds in size. This would be a small halibut, however, as they attain a size of 200 to 300 pounds, and halibut weighing 400 pounds have been landed. The largest halibut on record \vas 825 pounds. LIGHT MONTH IS REPORTED HERE IN POLICE COURT Only $298 Collected in Fines, Forfeitures;' , 61 Offenders Arrested One of the lightest months of the year was reported by police for December, according to the monthly report submitted to City Manager Herbert T. Barclay by Chief of Police Harold E. Wolfe. Only $298.10 was collected in fines and forfeitures and 61 offenses were reported or known to police during the period. Offenses included burglary, 4; larceny of more than $20 value, 1; larceny of less than $20 value, 2; auto theft, 4; driving while intoxicated, 3; intoxication, 28; traffic violations, 11; other offenses, 1; investigations, 7. * * * During the month 12 persons attended traffic school. Dispositions of arrests included, straight fine or jail, 20; bail forfeited, 20; held to grand jury, 3; dismissed, 6; released to others, 1; county jail, 6; city jail, M. * * * T Forty collisions were reported; M lodgers stopped in the city jail; 37 doors and windows were found open; 14 night lights were not burning; 144 street lights were out; and 35 dogs were killed. During the month 21 finger print records were filed and I I suspects were photographed. Two persons were reported injured one by falling and one by knife. No injuries were reported from, traffic accidents. Three autos were r e p o r t e d stolen and recovered and $100 in properly was reported stolen in burglaries and not yet recovered. joe Gallo Granted Divorce and Custody of Four Children Joe Gallo was granted a divorce in district court here from Margarita Rocha Gallo on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment records showed Thursday. Judge M. H. Kepler granted him custody of four minor children now in Mexico and directed him, "as soon as is reasonably possible, to return the children to the United States and make n home for them in this country-'' The couple was married at Mason City Sept 7 1320, according to (he petition. ' The constitution, the supreme law of the land, can be amended only by congress and the stale legislatures and the labor board, Lincoln Star. INCOME TAX SERVICE BUREAU Henry W. Thomas MANAGER . Basement, First National Bank Bid FT. Telephone 1026--Mason City In head hunting tribes in past limes an enemy's head served as a war trophy. A warrior's standing with his tribe and his chances of obtaining a desirable bride would be regulated by the number of heads he had taken. Head hunting is now confined (o a few tribes remote from civilization. BATTERIES Recharged 112 South Federal Red Star Super Station 402--3rd St. N. E. (4 Blocks Eosf Honford Hotel) BATTERIES CHARGED WHILE YOU WAIT When your battery gets weak--just drive down and we will charge your battery while you wait. You con sit right in your car while we charge it. OFFICIAL TIRE INSPECTION 5c a Tire Don't woit -- your tires must be inspected by Jan. 31. We have plenty of room--no waiting. VULCANIZING We vulcanize anything made of rubber. We vulcanize tires at $2.00, $2.25, $2.50. MOTHERS AND FATHERS You mothers and fathers that have daughters and sons in the army or navy, cheer up. The allies hove their power centered and the oxis are going to catch heck from now on. This war will be over by late spring. I base my judgment from my experience in the lost war. LUKE B. MILLER, U. S. A. Un-elected Sec. of Agriculture P. S. Your problem from now on is to lay plans so that the soldier and sailor when he returns has an equal chance to go into business or get a job. FISK BATTERIES You will be money ahead if you trade your old battery in for a new Fisk battery. We guarantee to keep your battery charged up for 1 8 months--that means something when you are allowed only 4 gallons of gas a week.

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