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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 18

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8 Thursday, Feb. 24, 1944 MASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE SHANGRI-LA IS EXPLAINED Author Tells How He First Developed Name Editor's Note: James Hilton, British author of the novel "Lost Horizon" who coined the name "Shangri-la," was a guest of the U. S. navy Thursday when a new aircraft carrier was launched with that name. The name of Hilton's Utopia 'was used' by President Boosevelt to describe the taking off place for the Doolittle flyers on their bombing mission to Tokyo, air. Roosevelt's "Shangri- La" later was revealed to be a specially-prepared aircraft carrier. Hilton wrote the following dispatch for the United Press after the launching of the new Shangri-La. By JAIME S HILTON Written for The United Press P o r t s m o u t h , Va., (U.R)--Ten years ago walking through the streets of London one night, I was trying to think of a name for a very beautiful and perfect land in a story that I was writing. Suddenly the name came to me-Shangri-La. I knew immediately that it was what I wanted. I remember walking on full of excitement and enthusiasm, imagining all kinds of things about this Shangri-La. ,, But not with my wildest dreams did I imagine what has happened today. Of course, it is true that inventing the name was not in itself so much. But for the gallant exploits of Jimmy Doolittle and the subsequent mention by the president, the world would not have become so well-known. But it is nevertheless a source of great pride to me, not only as a writer but also as an Englishman, to have had some part in the creation of this very great ship of the United States navy. When I saw it slipping down into the river, I knew that this was one of the experiences I would naver forget. May the Shangri-La sail the seas gloriously and victoriously and may the men who fly with her add luster to her name as well as to their own. WILL NOMINATE BISHOP SOON Committee to Make Report at Convention Davenport, (/P) -- A nominating committee composed of lay and clerical members of the Episcopal diocese of Iowa, appointed recent- 3y at 2 meetings of the bodies, are expected to make a report of their recommendations to be presented at the special convention in Des Moines March 8 to elect a bishop of the diocese to succeed the Ht. Rev. Harry S. Longley, who resigned last fall. Clerical members of the committee, chosen in Des Moines last week, are the Rev. C. B. "Whitehead, Mason City; the Rev. Francis Burton Shaner, Sioux City and the Rev. Albert C. Baker, Council Bluffs. Lay members appointed by the standing committee are Leo J. Capen, Davenport; R. E. Eeuling, Muscatine and Harry F. Schoen Des Moines. According to reports received here 4 priests, all filling pulpits outside the diocese, are among possible candidates^ for the position. They are the Rev. Harold Bowen, St. Mark's church, Evanston 111.; the Rev. Elwood L. Haines, dean of Christ's Cathedral, Louisville, Ky.; the Rev. Everett--R. Carr, St. Peter's church, Chicago, and the Rev. Claud Willard Sprouse, dean of Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City. $350,000 Paid Farmers Who Raised Hemp for Grundy Center Mill Grunay Center, (ff^)--Officials of the Grundy Center hemp mill said Thursday payments totaling 3350,000 have been sent to 400 farmers who grew the hemp the mill will process. Receipts of the crop at the Grundy Center mill amounted to 8,242 tons and the pay has averaged $-11.30 a ton. Some fields produced as much as 5 tons to the acre and the average was about FUNNY FACES fver wonder why studio audiences tltfer when radio listeners don't hear a thing"? The answer is faces--funny faces --made by comedians about to tell a joke. Here are some choice contortions that help the gags grow. » r j JERRY COLONNA KAY KY5ER FANNIE BRICE RED SKEITON FRED ALIEN Allied Air Stategy Outlined Washington, (/P)--American and British air forces striking relentlessly at Germany's plane production plants are counting heavily upon accumulative effect, the goal being to pile up such damage so continuously that the enemy eventually will be unable to make first-line replacements. That was Acting Secretary of War Patterson's summation Thursday of "the air battle of Germany" which he referred to as still in an early stage. Asserting that the current combined American-British assaults are getting at the heart of nazi ail- strength, Patterson'said at a press conference: "In these operations the existing fleet of German fighter planes can get rest neither by day nor by night. "The air invaders are accomplishing the double purpose of striking the existing fighter formations of the enemy, and striking at the industrial sources of future fighter production "We know that German industry has shown sreat recuperative power, and we know that a factory may be restored, btft when us reconstruction is complete it is ^again a vital target. "However, the damages we inflict are accumulative. The goal is to pile them up so that eventually the enemy will have no reserves. Losses in the production line usually are not reflected immediately in the enemy's first line strength. There is a time lag, but as we continue our blows that time lag diminishes. Ultimately each plane smashed in the air or on the ground will leave a hole in a first line squadron." He noted that in the "days just past, a significant increase has been recorded in the size of the American air forces operating from Britain, and in the scope, rapidity and boldness of the joint British and American air operations against Germany." 2% tons, mill representatives said. Farmers are signing contracts now for the 1944 crops. The Grundy Center mill, one of four which will continue operations after seven of the original 11 in the state have been closed, will con tract for 4,250 acres this year. That is a little more than was produced in the area in the firsl season of hemp growing last yea From where I sit ... oe -Marsh Bob Newcomb was reading me a letter the other day-from his son in the Marines. Dick New- coirib's somewherd in the South Pacific, thousands of miles from home, yet he -writes to ask: "Tefl me, Dad, do they still pMeh horsedtoes baci at Ray's? fc Tnfcaaj keeptagivjr tools J» afcape? Are the fcnmt stiH bitiBg i* Seward's Creek?" Makes you realize what the men over there are thinking about Sure, they're fighting for Democracy and Freedom and a Better World Tomorrow. Bnt the things they dream ot coming back to arc the littlo simple pleasures that mean homo »o all of ns-likc a home- cooked meal, a glass of bccV with friends, a game of horseshoes in the backyard. , From where I sit, one of our most sacred obligations here at home is to keep those little things exactly as they remember them --to keep intact the world they're fighting for. FARM "TASK FORGE" PLANNED Mobile Workers to Be Sent to Critical Areas Chicago, (/P)--The nation's agricultural army will have its own "task force" in the 1944 food production battle, a WFA expert said Thursday. Col. Philip G. Bruton, war food administration director of labor, said the plan is to establish and maintain a mobile force of about 200,000 able bodied interstate and foreign workers who can be shifted on short notice to save threatened crops in critical labor shortage areas. The "task force" would constitute only a small, emergency unit of the labor force of 12,000,000 persons who will be required at the peak of the nation's harvest if production of another record crop to meet war demands is accomplished, he said. WFA officials meeting with extension directors and farm labor supervisors from 12 midwest states in the third of four regional conferences said 4,000,000 of the total would be temporary or seasonal workers, including 300,000 women and 1,200,000 children, recruited from cities, towns and villages in the U. S. crop corps community mobilization program. Col. Bruton, in his prepared talk, emphasized that the extra worker goal of 4,000,000 repre sented 500,000 more than were recruited last year. The regular farm labor force numbers 8,000,000 ·farm operators, their families and year-round hired hands. If the 1944 food output goal o£ 4 to 6 per cent higher than last year is to be realized, he said it will require 72,000,000 more man days of farm labor than were required in 1943 or the equivalent of 287,000 husky hands working 250 10-hour days. More than 6,000 recruitment and placement centers serving 3,000 agricultural counties will recruit the crops corps and its units, the women's land army and the victory farm volunteers, the latfer for youngsters 14 to 18. Last year the supplementary forces used included 65,500 workers brought in from Mexico. Jamaica and the Bahamas: 45 -500 prisoners of war. 12,600 Japanese internees, 4.400 inmates of penal and corrective institutions, 2.500 conscientious objectors, 54,- jjOO members of the military services and 7,423 soldiers detailed as a last resort to save essential crops. States represented at the conference included Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin. The next regional meeting will be held in Denver Feb. 29-March 1. Wants Use of School to Aid U. S. Veterans By CLARENCE KEY United Press Staff Correspondent Lansing, Mich., (U.PJ--The nation's public schools, with little or no cost, can give immediate service to returning war veterans, according to George H. Fern, director of the Michigan state hoard of control for vocational education Asserting that little has been done on any level of government to facilitate he reorientation of veterans to civilian life. Fern urged that the school in every community be designated as the principal source of such assistance. "The school is. the only public agency which can administer local, state and federal funds for guidance and training," he declared. "Its aim, adjustments for life, relates to this problem. "The school is the only nationwide service Institution responsive lo and under local control, which is financed by local, state and federal taxation," Fern stated. Fern suggested that schools appoint a chief counselor, freeing him from other duties and providing him \vith a clerical staff and office facilities. In addition to the chief counselor, there should be established an advisory committee with representation from veterans' organizations, management and labor, social agendes, the P. T. A., the U. s. Employment Service, the Red Cross, business, industry and other interested agencies. The counseling service, according to Fern, should provide: Sympathetic and understanding listeners, a, central clearing house for all agency referrals, assistance to the veteran in analyzing his Individual problems, referral to the proper agency, and follow-up checks to determine effectiveness of service. Financial assistance for the service's immediate needs can be secured through such local agencies as service clubs, the V. P. W the American ' L e g i o n , Community Chest, the P. T. A., and other local organizations. Time is being- wasted in argument as to whether this is a local state or federal responsibility, Fern charged. Numerous organizations have evidenced interest in the problem, he said, but their work so far has been sporadic and without co-ordination. "Failure to meet the problem of -he discharged veteran is the more deplorable since all the machinery required is now in existence and functioning," asserted Fern. 'We must realize' that a definite, well- integrated program of veteran assistance is needed at once. For the state of Michigan, Fern will present the following 5-point program for consideration by the special session of the legislature convening Jan. 31; 1. Payment of veterans' transportation expenses to training c»n- ters within the state. 2. Payment of maintenance expenses during training. .. 3- Payment. of tuition expenses if the veteran desires further educational training. 4. Establishment of adult guidance centers in the public schools to serve as clearing houses for all data pertaining to veterans TM* f1 ds ',supplementary to state and federal vocational education funds to pay salaries of teachers providing instruction for veterans in special courses. vicious, Flyers on Solomons Bases Offer Pertinent Comments on Fighting An Advanced South Pacific Airbase (If) --.Paragraphs from the airfields o£ the Solomons where united nations airmen live a t f l gF £ a B ainst the Japanese stronghold of Rabaul: Nineteen-year-old Donald Willard, of Peru, Iowa, beliex'e Strafing a Jap bomber on the ground is the best work I've done so far. We've scored near misse on Jap ships and gun emplace mems. The rearseat gunner of Here TM»There Whcelenvood -- E. P. Gibson left Sunday for Rochester, Minn, where he will enter, the hospital and remain for a period of weeks Scarville--Jtiss LuVerne Nelson left Monday evening to spend a few days in Ames. Conviih--Sgt. Walter Claude of Lincoln, Nebr., is spending a 10- day furlough with his mother, Mrs. flose Henschen. Klemmc -- Mrs. Wayne Gifford returned to her school work in Klemme after a 2 weeks' vacation spent with her husband who was home on furlough. divebomber told Moran, squadron Sgt. Maurice chronicler, "I really saw the damage mv ' did strafing a bomber.'' " ° Wednesday was a day off for Ensign G. M. Keller, Jr., Washington, D. C., a fighter pilot of the famous Skull and Crossbones squadron, so he flew to Guadalcanal for 2 cases of beer, boxes of oranges and 15 pounds of sliced turkey. Enroutc home the Japanese on Shortland islands opened up. Keller and his cargo arrived intact. Hickenlooper Declares Barkley's Protest Is "Healthy Sign" Des Monies, (fP)--Gov. B. B Hickenlooper Thursday termed Senator Alben W. Barkley's protest against the president's veto of the tax bill as "a healthy sign m the interest of the re-establish- tnent of our American system of government by the people." 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