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January 12, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1945 FILES SUIT FOR HIGHWAY WAGES E. W. Lindaman Claims Money Due on Project .Charles City--Elmer W. Linda- roan, former operator of the T.jn- daman funeral home here, .but now of Davenport, Wednesday filed suit in the Polk county district court at Des Moines, to collect $2,725.99, in wages alleged due him from C. F. Lytle company of Sioux City, and the Green Construction company of Des Moines, : "and Sheldon, claiming he was hired in Des Moines, for the highway project in Canada and Alas. fca in 1943. Also filing suit for back wages at the same time as Lindaman, was Ernest R. Mooney, in the armed forces ; and overseas, who is asking 51,109.33, .claiming he worked as a carpenter and laundry helper, 'representing as due for regular .wages and overtime pay between 'April and November, 1943. Lindaman, a warehouse clerk, who also .worked as a first aid man, operated a funeral home in Charles City for; many years until he sold out some months before going to work on the Alcan highway project. New Directors Named by Commerce Chamber -,. Charles City--Three new directors have been chosen on the Charles City Chamber ot .Commerce board: W. E. Frudden, A, J. Andersen-, and Jack Kuech, ac- cordihg-'tq an announcement made ,' Thursday by Secretary I. W. Lackore. Ballots were sent each member, of the Chamber and voting closed Wednesday. : These men will take the places of Phil Bissonnette, Harold Bloeser and Melvin Horgen, whose terms expired. Other members of the board are: W. G, Herike, L. R. Erickson, E. L. Willson, H. O Frudden, Merten Klaus and John Salsbury. The board will. meet Monday when officers 'will be chosen for the coining year. Present officers are: W. C. Henke, president;;!. H. Erickson, vice president; Phil Bis- Fire House Charles City--Some one saw a blaze 3 miles east and nearly 2 miles south of Charles City shortly after midnight Thursday morning and put in a call for th Charles City fire department. Bu the call came 30 to 45 minutes too late, as the 2-story farm home o Lottie Gallmeyer, was. in the las stages of being consumed when the alarm was given. The fire, o unknown origin, destroyed most 01 the household effects. The Atherton Insurance Agency said late Thursday the loss of the farm home was partially covered by insurance. Here « There Marble Bock--The project lesson on home-made games was held at the Marble Rock school house Wednesday. Garner--Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jass observed their 45th wedding anniversary at their home in Garner Thursday evening with relatives and friends gathering at their home for a social evening Chester--Mr, and Mrs. Forres business visitors' Tuesday. in Iowa City Stacjrrille--Art Green, l o c a l stock buyer, was taken to Mercy hospital,. Mason City, Wednesday suffering a stomach ailment. Ackley--Delbert Harken, uus j; s mate 3/c ' son ° f Mr- an Mrs. Cornea! Harken, is home on a 30-day furlough from the Mediterranean area. ' Chester--Lee Teach left for New York where he is called to service in the merchant marine. He spent last summer at Duluth in service on Lake Superior. Ackley^-Duane Scott, who has been attending Yale university the past several months, has now been commissioned 2nd lieutenant and is now stationed at Coffeyville Kans. , ' · Marble Bock--Art Herman, son of Mr and Mrs. Peter Herman of .sonnette, treasurer, Lackore, secretary. and I. W. Charles City Briefs · Melvia M. Parker arrived this week .from Farragut, Idaho, on a short leave with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Parker, and other-relatives and friends. He .w£s', to leave' Friday for -the, .west * -Fire Chief ·" James ;; Tynan' 'arid crew put .on one of their- corned beef .and cabbage dinners at the fire .station Wednesday evening when city officials and others were guests. After the dinner, the evening was spent playing cards. * Pearl Harbor club No. 220, Navy Mothers clubs of America, met Wednesday evening with a good attendance. Four new ' members took their obligations: Selma Cross, Goldie Kensrue, Zeda Umbarger and Alice Venz. It was ' voted to hold meetings on the first Wednesday of each month for the coming .-year. Hefreshments were served by Blossom Idso, Minnie Self, Gladys Nelson, Nellie Anderson, Florence Smith and Merle .Fenholt. -- V AOM 3/C Donald Dosta'rt is spending a 30 day leave with his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs Matt Dbstart after being on sea duty in the South Pacific for the past 18 months. He will report for duty on : the west coast. Vernon S. Bennett has received a medical discharge from the navy, but will be stationed at the naval repair base as an instructor in the fleet service school at San Diego, Cal.. Mrs. Bennett is with him and they plan to make their home there. Their son, Bob in the navy, is also stationed in San Diego. , Cedar Valley Rebekah lodge held regular meeting Tuesday evening in the I. O. o. F. hall with a large attendance to witness the initiation of candidates. Five new members were taken into the order. Annual reports were given and plans made for joint public installation of Rebekah and Odd Fellow officers to be held Wednesday evening. A committee was appointed for a party to be given wter in January to which all mends are to be invited, the dates to be announced soon. Refreshments were served by a committee in charge. W- C ? )t , WaIter Harve y of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Charles City is spending a few days here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs N Nelson. Capt. Harvey is enroutfe to an airbase in California. Sometime ago Capt. Harvey had a narrow escape when he bailed out over France, was routed through the length of France by the underground and joined the U S forces shortly alter D-day 'His younger brother. Nelson, is now a prisoner in Germany. Births at the Cedar Valley hospital included a daughter to Mr and Mrs. Joe Logan, and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith of Floyd ^Wovd has been received that Lt Elmer F. Birkholz of Company B North Dakota state guard has been a patient in a Grand Forks hospital with an infected arm Mrs. Cleo Kneehtges Miller'ar- rived this week from Portland Ore., where she has been making her home the past 10 months with her husband, Cpl. Gerald J. Mil- · S^Mill er was transferred last Tuesday to a Texas base. Mexico City's n e w e s t nydro- versity ot the Air" at Guadalajara. _ --r~7~---».·«*·* wk,civcu ex Ul cal discharge from the army. Sfacyville-^Fred Hartnell attended a 3-day convention of Consolidated Milk Products at Danville, m., recently. . Rlcerille--Mrs. Edith Smith is visiting at the home of her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. David Smith in Nevada, Iowa. Ackley--George De Bute suf- **?« a broken knee when he fell while doing chores at his farm home. .Marble - Rock--Marcus Herman son of Mr. ana-Mrs. John-Herman, who; has; beea^home.fonan extended furlough, was to leave Friday for duty. Clarion--Ensign Louella Smith will arrive Tuesday from Elizabeth City, N. Car., for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Adelina Smith. Clarion--Pvt. Leland Bell, who spent the past 2 years hi Iceland and Mrs.. Bell of Chicago, are guests at the home of his brother- in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. D C. Court. Dougherty- -Mr. and .^ Louis --.;."--'-·* m*. ttuu -uirivijQuis Mullin are the parents of a daughter born at Mercy hospitl, Mason City, Sunday. · Marble Rock--The fire department was called to the-Frank trrace farm home Wednesday evening. An oil stove had been filled and overflowed, catching fire, it was quickly put out and not much damage done.' British Troops Take Jap Burma Stronghold Southeast Asia Command Head- ""*«"· Randy, Ceylon, Bntish 14th army troops av Budal 'n, Japanese Bur- o]d 60 mUes northwest Mandalay, after fierce Japanese resistance, an allied commu- nique announced Friday' - T h e important town f s astrjde railway captured Ctoujes City Globe-Gazette Bitter Fights Ahead jMASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE for Luzon By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst While we made a most auspici ous beginning of the Luzon iuva ---- siori -- and th fair f o r t u n continues so fa as appears from news dispatches which are lag ging because o security censor ship--we shoul be prepared fo s o m e of th m o s t b i t t e fighting of th w h o l e Pacifi MACKENZIE war--and tha means bitter. As Secretary of War Stimson re marks, although the landings wer made with surprising ease, this i only the beginning. We shall see more of those amazing fanatica sacrifices by the Japanese sol diery. Apropos of this I was talking couple of, days ago with a'Britis general just back from Burma and he said that in the final grea battle which grew out of the Jap anese invasion of Indian territory near the Burmese frontier las year, the British killed 50,000 Jap anese who made a suicidal stan after being trapped. And that fig ure wasn't guess work, becaus the bodies were counted. This question of Nipponese re sistance cropped up Thursda night when your corresponden subjected himself to 4 hot barrag of questions at a ffatherin* of en listed men and WACs at 3Iitche field. They asked: "Will the Japs have to be beaten militarily be fore they are out?" That's a tough one because w don't know the limits of Japanes resistance, especially of the ci vilian population, to the terror and privations of total war. In deed, the Japanese governmen itself can't know how much th people can take, .for only now i Nippon beginning to get an ide of total war through our bomb ings of the home land. However, I think J a p a n e s people are likely to -follow thei smperor--who is literally a god to them--so long as he calls them That means so long as the govern ment instructs him to stand firm for despite his exalted place he i not a free agent. It strikes me that the govern uent will be influenced greatly ay what happens on the continent The Japanese are powerfully in stalled in Manchukuo and in mos of China's developed territory They have;many resources there, including large' war industries. Recently they have beeh moVins some of their home Industries t Manchukno. To cap all Mils, there are oh the continent some 2,000,000 Japanese soldiers who have dug: themselves in like gophers during their Ions occupation. It's difficult to escape th thought that the war lords migh decide to make a final stand on he continent, even if things ge oo hot for them to hold out in Japan. I don't advance that as a probability, but it surely is a pos sibility. Undoubtedly much may depent on whether Russia comes into the var against Japan. Should tha lappen it .would, of course, be a )0dy blow to any scheme for hold- ng on tSe continent. As things now stand, the Chinese are so veak militarily that they are isnging on by their teeth, and the allies have a long way to go be- 'ore they can establish a fighting Ye,U Other British, canning out from captured Sfawebo in central BTM rna seized 2 towns east of the city on the Irrawaddy river. Achmed Abdullah, novelist and DANCE RUDD, IOWA Saturday, Jan. 13 Music by MAC AND HIS TRUCKERS DANCE v at toe Avolon Ballroom Manly.jow* Saturday, Jan. 13 Moslc by THE SCANDINAVIAN ACCORDION BAND D A N C E or RIVERSIDE BARN DANCE 725 North Kentucky, Saturday, Jan. 13 MUSIC BY MALIK'S ACCORDION BAND We Specialize in Lunches Try Oar Evening Dinners and up 35%, · Barfceeaed £lb«. Steak, Chicken, su Foe4s DANCING EVERY EVENING The Covered Wag on ·TVhtre Pood Is Kinf We Catvr to F»rlle5 "Fireproof machine in China capable of ousting the invaders. Ja any event, we certainly must plan on having to beat the Japa-" nese militarily before they will quit. It would be foolish to assume otherwise. Discuss Uses forCastoff Army Supplies \ Chicago, U.R _ Possible selling points for such army cast-offs as outmoded steel helmets, collapsible life raits and parachute shroud cords were- discussed Friday by 2,000 dealers attending closing sessions of the National Association of Future Manufacturers' meeting. The dealers, viewing offerings of the treasury's office of surplus property, were concerned mainly with prospective civilian uses for the quantities of equipment deemed unfit for military use because of more recent developments or unexpected shifts in theaters of war. Eight-foot zippers, it was agreed, were a trifle unwieldy but could be used for luggage or mattress covers. Canvass gas mask' bags would make' good hunting pouches, first aid kits could be converted to fishing tackle boxes and rubber rafts would be ideal for postwar dnck hunting expeditions, they decided. ^ _ When the dealers were momentarily stymied for a 1 prospective civilian use for steel helmets, surplus property officials were ready with a. suggestion--why not encourage poultry raisers to use them as sanitary nests for setting hens? Spurs, they felt, would make a hit as bookends. No definite conclusions ' were reached, however, on what the American housewife could do with horse mane clippers, formerly used by the cavalry. Kanraroo GI Pet Indianapolis, Ind., U,PJ_CnI d ° n is worried abo «i weeks old kangaroo - when he is sent out of r c 1 2 ' l° r ever y**ere Seddon goes, the kangaroo goes. Check- TM° m . erls stare in amazement when he hands them his ammu- n . 1 * 10 " bag with the kangaroo inside but he assures them it is all right and he wants Ninepence Josephine cared for while he enjoys himself. He found Josephine on, a mountaintop and no m o t h e r around--so Seddon decided to be tl-e substitute. GALLANTRY OF IOWANS SHOWN Incident Involving Mason Cityan Related By FKANK MILES (Iowa Daily Press War Correspondent) With the sth Army in Italy. (IDPA)~Pvt. Virgil. D. Grindle, T h u r m a n , re- c e n t l y w a s a w a r d e d the silver star for gallantry in action with the r 1st armored di- j vision of the Sth army. Grindle, an engineer, and 4 comrades volunteered to go forward and re- m a r k a clear *· ,* Une through a field, which was indistinguishable because of incessant enemy artillery fire. The quintet was forced to take cover several times but performed the job, enabling 5th army armor ,to move through the gap and hurl shells directly on German positions. Tech. sgt. Arnold F. Brehmer, Peterson, got the bronze star for heroic achievement in action in the 34th division. Brehmer kept ms observation post in operation and brought heavy mortar fire on the enemy after his company withdrew, because of a shortage of ammunition, during a counterattack. When his wire communications were severed, he used an abandoned field artillery observer's radio, although he k n e w nothing about its operations. When the nazis drew closer to him, he crawled to an exposed ledge and held them at bay with hand gre- nades until a force of doughboy; arrived. Lt. William C. Fruehling, Fort Madison, was promoted from 2nd lieutenant recently in reward for excellent soldiering as a mortar platoon leader in the 133rd infantry of the 34th division. Maj. Jacob Magnani, Mason City, in an up front post, answered a telephone an enlisted man would have ordinarily. Speaker on the other end of the line unloosed talk, which moved the major to ask his identity. "What do you mean it's none of my business who you are?" were the next words I heard the lowan speak. "I am Major Magnani." He heard only the click of a hastily hung up combination transmitter and receiver after that Maj. Magnani is expected home the latter part of this month; or the first part of February, according to a letter received here Thursday. It was his Christmas letter and he said he was waiting to get to port. It will be 3 years in February since he went overseas. Peru'plans to build a plant to produce its own penicillin. For all kinds of GOOD PASTRIES come to The Soda Grill S.Mk Shue. Clemr la DANCING EVERY NIGHT Steaks - SWed Chicken Home Barbecued Ribs Fried Fish c »"*--Try Ou D«lle!«» Pita' DANCE Malek's Band Fri. Ray Gray's Orch. Sar. and Sun. Donee and Stay Young Bus Every Fri. . S»t SCANDINAVIANS FRI. VERN WELLINGTON SAT. and SUN. COMING--America's Trumpet and Trombone Stylist SONNY DUNHAM snd "The Band of the Year" Thursday, Jan. 18 AT THE TERP ONLY FRIDAY -SATURDAY Hit Follows Hit! STARTING SUNDAY M0PE PRINCESS Walter SLEZAK Walter BRENNAN Victor MclAGUN TO-HO-HO-HOPE AND A BARBEL OF FUN Former Hutchins Man Named County Auditor Hutcbins -- Word has been received here that the Rev. Willis J Robinson, brother of G. A. Robinson of Storm Lake, has been appointed auditor ot Buena Vista county, effective Feb. 1. He succeeds Elwin Lindleif who re- STRAND NOW SHOWING Surprises Galore for You and This Smart Guy. CO-HIT JOHNNY MACK BROWN Blazing a Bullet Streaked Trail of Law and Order Across the Prairie IN "LAW OF THE VALLEY" with RAYMOND HATTON Also "Zorro's V Black Whip" FIRST TIME SHOWN IN MASoN;crrY signed, Mr. Robinson served for 12 years as secretary of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, In youth and young manhood ' Mr Robinson lived here. Mexico City's newest hydroelectric power plant was Paid for out of a special 10 per cent tax on electricity users, beginning in 1938. - -V--THRU SAT "Oh What a Night" with Edmund_I/owe and "Code of ttte Prairie"" with Smiley Burnette Continuous Sunday Starting at 1 p. m. WHILE SWEETHEARTS WAITED! **-- Th* t h r i l l i n g t, ue s t o . y of the men who did ,1 th- h e a r t b e a t s of the wives they left behind VAN JOHNSON-ROBERT WALKER' PHmiS THAXTER · TIM MURDOCK SCOTT McKAX · GORDON McDONALD DON DeFORE · ROBERT MITCHUM JOHN R REILLY « HORACE McNAUY SPENCER T R A C Y a s t I E U r f N A N t C O I O H E L i * M [ S H D O B L ' T l . E Starting Thursday, Jan. 18th C IE C II H O M E O F H I T S AGAIN THE PALACE STANDING FIRST RUN FEATURES HEDY LAMMR SIDNEY GREENSTREET PETER LORRE JOSEPH CAUEIA Carol TW»fot\. GOOSE PIMPLES i SUSPENSE! WU5ETINGI.INO INTRIGUE'...AS ONLY WARNERS CAN WHAM IT OUT/ TARTS SATURDAY FOR FOUR BIG DAYS Times Friday Ni|rht SERGEANT MIKE" with Larry Parks ana TTOO Dot aim "THE UNWRITTEN CODE"

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