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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, January 12, 1945
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ODT TIGHTENS RAIL TRAVEL Plan Brownout Order to Conserve Coal, Oil Washington, (£)--Trains, conventions and brownouts all'fig- ured Friday in government moves to conserve'scarce materials and equipment. . · The office of defense transport tation gave a.couple of tightening twists to its freeze of passenger train service by ordering the immediate discontinuance of all passenger train schedules operated to provide seasonal service to any resort, recreational or vacation · area. - ': · Branch lint; trairfs having less than 35 per' cent occupancy in November, 1944 likewise are eliminated. . Since Sept. 30, 1912 no railroad has been permitted to operate special or excursion trains without - ODT approval. Effect of the new action is to eliminate seasonal schedules to resorts which were not discontinued by the -earlier freeze of passenger service. The 35 per cent occupancy formula, ODT said, is expected to eliminate many branch line schedules. . War -Mobiliz'er James F. Byrnes has directed ODT to curtail passenger service further as a-coal conservation move. ·The newly-created war committee on-conventions, headed by ODT Director J. Monroe Johnson, announced this test for passing upon applications for permits for c onventi pns, conferences, t r a d e shows, or government meetings: ."In what way and what extent will the,war effort suffer if this meeting were not held?". . Permits will be required for a0 meetings by industrial; business, labor, fraternal, professional, religious, civic, social and governmental organizations to be attended by more than 50 persons. The forthconjingf "brownout" order; another Byrnes-directed coal saver, ; will prohibit'the use of electricity generated from "fuels in short supply," such as coal and oil, lor the following purposes: Outdoor advertising, promotional and. display lighting; outdoor decorative; and ornamental lighting; show window lighting; marquee lighting; white-way lighting in excess of the amount determined by local authorities to be necess ary for. public safety; outdoor sign lighting except for directional or identification signs certified to be necessary b'y local' public authorities for fire and police protection, traffic control, hospitals, doctors, or similar community services, for public health and safety, GLOBE-GAZETTE City Seventh D aj ' Father Finds GI Who Saved Son on D-Day Fort Wayne, ihd., (U.RX-- It took several months, but Alfred G Boedecker of Milwaukee, Wis., did not give up his long search ·»^^*ZZ^^%^^^ made possible by.tearing out part of the partition and setting the rostrum in the former school room and building an arch way at the front of the rostrum . The walls and ceiling have been brightened with a covering of new composition material. Other improvements are the' building of a nantictwT nn^. n i · , * * . . for the corpsman Fort who Wayne medical saved his son's sons life on D-Day. The youth in question was Ray Tinkel, 19 year old hospital apprentice. Boedecker's son, Carl, wrote to his father and told him that a boy from Fort Wayne with~a name something like Raymond Kidder or Kouther, had worked extra hard to save his life when his Women Students Sign for U War Activities ' Iowa City--Some 1,200 registrations for 2nd semester war activities of women on the University of Iowa. campus have been made for the program of the University Women's association and theY. W. C. A. Among the activities and registrants for each are "Information First," 355; hostesses at Sunday- afternoon open houses, 230- marriage discussions, 200; and 100 each for office work, hospital workers, and surgical dressings. VISITS EN ROUTE .ClarksvUle -- Mr. and Mrs George Hoodjer enjoyed a visit with their son, Chris Hoodjer, chief petty officer, of the navy who spent a few hours enroute from San Diego, Cal., to Chicago He has just returned from several sea duty. This months' active they are enjoying a visit b. their son, Pvt. George Hood- j-», Jr.; frnm Camp Jackson Mo The 3rd son, Cpl. Claude Hoodjer' ^stationed in England with the WHAT CAUSES .EPILEPSY? A booklet conjoining ihe opinions of fr. moui doc!on on this Interesting subjecl will be iefll fREE, while \hey loit, to any rearfer writfng to lh« ^duca'lional Oiviiion, SIS Fiflh A«., Nc*York, N.Y., Dtpl. A^l SKILLFUL SHOE REPAIRING Pick-up and Delivery Phone 788 or 789 - - _,, . ^ « , » , · jijt. W J J C I J LLLSi ship was struck by a mine D-Day and he was thrown into the sea · Tinkers LST boat picked up 4 of the men, and-after delivering Boedecker to a hospital, he promised to look -him up some day Carl wanted his father to find out who the boy was, for he felt greatly indebted to him. The older Boedecker contacted the Chamber of Commerce in Fort Wayne, who took up the search with the aid of the newspapers When Tinkle arrived home on furlough, his friends asked him about the story and whether or not he knew · a Carl Boedeeker After he said yes, he called up the Milwaukee lawyer, who requested him to come to that city before his furlough ended. He also promised to visit Carl in a Boston hospital, where he is recovering from amputations of his left foot and right leg. Mandalay-LashidR. R., Vital Key Jap Line, Blocked by Landslide TJ. S. 10th Air Force Headquarters North Burma, Jan. 11--(Delayed) --W)--The Mandalay-Lashio railway, one of the few remaining lines left open to the Japanese in north Burma, was blocked Thursday by a huge landslide started by bombs o£ the U. S. 10th air force. (Southeast Asia command headquarters announced that British forces pushing down on Mandalay from (he'northwest are now less than 46 miles away from the city The railway above Mandalay runs m a northeasterly direction 1 to Lashio, where it connects with the old Burma highway to China.) ' Berlin Claims Japs Sending Political Ace to Moscow in Shakeup Ixndon, GJj-4The Berlin radio said Friday that Tokyo was sending the political ace of Japan's foreign office, Suemitsu Kaddwaki, to Moscow in a shakeup oE the Japanese legation there. Berlin gave no explanation of Kadowaki's assignment to Moscow, but the news was regarded nere as significant in view of re- ?ent signs of incre asing uneasiness in Tokyo over the soviet attitude toward the Pacific war ng o a baptistry and a new broad stairs leading from the front hallway to the basement, as well as a new carpeting for the rostrum Basement improvements included a new cement floor, a new class room for the primary division, remodeling and enlarging of the wash rooms and the installation of a gas heater for the basement rooms. . Dennis- Rodrick, church elder was in charge of , the work. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving) ALLiESlOTBY TO HOLD ALSACE Fight for Province · ^Is Political, Military Lonaon, (IP) .__ ^Authoritative British quarters said Friday that Turkey had granted permission to the allies to ship supplies to Russia via the Dardanelles'. No details were given, but the informants said they were under the impression negotiations had been handled mainly through military channels. ; Turkey recently broke Gets Speed in Arm Insignia for Filipinos Phfr Leyte ' he dedded that th e fho W P T sold , iers .°n 'the island should have an insignia of their ? v "' . «"Ff the war departmen SS t'h ^-r n ? less than a week wi t 116 Filipino arm patches were on their way overseas hapDen f h a t with diplo- send- '!..«. T r «"ii japan, sending the last officiaal axis listening post out of the'country and Depriving the enemy of bases for Japanese agents who might report on the movement of allied supplies through the straits be? tween the Mediterranean and Black sea. The straits are the easiest and most direct route of supply between the western allies and Rus- Sltl. , Until now the chief routes have been the Northern sea arctic sea route to Murmansk, where there are difficult handling problems in winter, and .the Persian gulf TOllf P tt* Via 1*0 1 t»«" «;, £' vv j lere ., a lo "S overland truck and railway route was set up by the United States Persian gulf command. An announcement last Sunday said Maj. Gen. Donald-H. Corniol- ^U^M S ,1.VP «* .Persian corn- corps gets a rush requisition" I received the cable from MacArthur on.0ct,26, but had no in- sigma .for the Philippine army on the shelves or even in manufac- · At Philadelphia, the quartermaster general, Alaj.'Gen E B Gregory, v/ent to work immedi- On (he evening of Oct. 28, 2 Plants in New Jersey which had been working peacefully on embroidery jobs suddenly stopped their machines. They ripped out the embroidery, rethreaded t h e machines, w i t h 1,100 spools of thread and led it through the ir tncacies of the machines. The Filipino arm patches were under way, consuming s e v e ' r a l thousand yards of 82 ounce twill in the making All during the day of Oct. ^y a Sunday, the mills ran at top speed and-right on through until the middle of the week. ^ ^ e On Nov. 1, the first shipment was rushed to Newark airport and given No. 1 air priority for shipment to California, to be sent from there to Hollandia, New Guinea last stop before they were'deliv- ered to the Filipinos. By Nov. 4, the entire lot was on its way. · The arc-shaped arm patches are made with 2 different insignia. The "army" is embroidered in blue on 1 and "constabulary" S5? 4J-,. e TM d in red on another. The Filipinos will wear them attached to shirts or other garments at the top of the sleeve. Florida Has Biggest »i. I that being . . is chief of staff, Brig Gen. Donald P. Booth, was taking Servic:emen s Lodge ' States to Office Salem, HI, U.PJ--Earl W. Mer- ntt or Salem, who was democratic candidate for treasurer: of-Illinois m the last election, has been skating to his loan office here on ice skates with which he won a'con! test 40 years ago when he was 12. This winter has been one of the which Merritt has been in the · - NOTICE J-nuory FEDER AL SAVINGS and LOAN ASSOCIATION of MASON CITY By J. W. IRONS Secretary over. Iowa Sets Record for Monthly Collection of Margarine Taxes i Des Moines, (£)_A neVmonth- iy record in collection of oleomargarine taxes was set in December when the r e v e n u e amounted to 336,823.50 the department of agriculture reported Friday. The previous record of $34 785.70 was set last October reflecting the. recent rise in butter point values to 24 points. The total for .November was 534,627 40 In December of 1943, the collections amounted to 517,851. , Total collections for 1944 were $246,906.50, a yearly record So far this month about ?18,000 h . as been collected, which' is more W f . , t h ! receipts f o r ' t h e entire month of December, 1943 Department of agriculture officials said there seemed no doubt but what collections for this month would go even higher than the record total set last month The state collects 5 cents for each pound of oleo sold in the state and the collections are made from the distributors. JacksonvUIe, Fla., (U.R) -- The Salvation Army Bed Shield Servicemen's lodge -in Confederate park here : is the largest SA servicemen's lodge in the. United btates, according'to Commissioner w. C. Arnold, Atlanta, southern territorial leader. ^ · He said the Jacksonville lodge has now.been in operation more than 2 months and since its opening additional huts have ibeen added to increase the accommo- 70C 10 " 5 fTOm 4 °° *° more f h a n -The project benefits from 3- way sponsorship: The city of Jacksonville and its chamber of commerce; the U. S. army at nearby Camp Blapding, Fla., and the Salvation Army. All equipment including blankets, linens, towel*' etc., is provided by the army the city provided space and the Salvation Army supervision and care. BEMEDALED SERGEANT Harlineen, Tex., (U.R)_On his left sleeve, M/Sgt. .Raymond K. Potter now stationed at Harlingen Army Air Field, wears: Six service stripes, 3, overseas stripes from World war I, 5 foreign duty bars from World war II, and 6 Uripes representing his rank as a master sergeant. Over his left breast Potter is entitled to wear: The victory medal with 3 bare, the Mexican Border service ribbon, the American defense ribbon, and "enough good conduct ribbons to fill a FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1945 7,081 ISLES IN PHILIPPINES Unusual Facts About Islands Revealed By FBEDEKICK C. OTHMAX Washington,, CUR)--The Philippine islands are noted for foxes that smell like'skunks: There are no tigers in. the Philippines, or lions, either, but snakes, whooie! Boa constrictors over there sometimes grow 25 feet long. They eat onejmeal a month and the best time to meet one is after his dinner. Otherwise - he's likely to be irritable. An. irritated boa con-' r is not the. ideal house ...";.,« 4 ,° y * ara or maybe more the Filipinos thought their pearls Hfy», Mr. Fitzp^trlck?) of tbe Orient consisted of 7,083 Islands. A few years back a Filipino who didn't believe all he read In books counted them again. Bis tally was 7,081. That's official. . These islands are populated by people who speak 82 different languages, hate Japs, and a r e shaken gently at frequent intervals by earthquakes. Some of them are called Igorrotes. These babies are tough. They used to be head hunters and--if my information is correct^they are back at their old pastimes, .whacking off the heads of you-know-who. They use axes Gold is sprinkled all over the Philippines. It's mixed in with the dirt, but there's more dirt than gold and while many Filipinos conduct placer mining operations with coconut shells, few grow rich Sap from the shoots of the coconut tree is known as tuba and is consumed as soda pop. After it sits a white it- becomes wine; if it sits too long it becomes vinegar. The Filipinos guard against this unless, of course, they are in the vinegar business. From.the nipa plant they make hats, houses in .30 minutes » house, and ginebra. The ginebra. .which resembles gin, takes longer than houses. A nipa house as run up in half an hour automatically is air conditioned. Breezes come in through the roof, walls, and floor. This is -* · · -- ( u-nu . X.WSL , J.1U.S JS to the good because the climate is salubrious except when it is-.raining or typhooning. In 35 years the thermometers haven't reachedlOO. The rainy season as of now is about over and things are growing so rapidly you can almost see 'em move. There aren't many of those SOLDIER VISITS Hutchins-- Mrs. Adrian Wilsey arrived home after spending the holidays with her hiJsband, Pvt Wi sey at Camp Chaffee, Ark Pvt Wilsey accompanied his wife home and is here on an 8 day furlough visiting his little son, MEET IN PACIFIC Texarkana, Tex., (U.R-- Coxswain George W. Winkle, cruising around the 'south Pacific, rec»nU? ran into his broth'er-in-Iaw, Pvt. Kenneth B. DeHart. It was not exactly a reunion. They had never met before. li ^ ew .. alrports capable of handling the large new transport Planes ex, s i in Latin America says the U. S, Office of the Co-or- DENTIST LIMITED TO" J»IATE WORK IB FIRST ST CEDflRRHPIDS SOUTH EAST DES KOINES M«SON CITY SIOUX CITY , foxes and ever y one e islands is perfumed by flowers too numerous to mention here. . The Filipinos eat rice and fish; there is plenty of both. Their rice comes in white (Chinese restaurant variety) and in red, blue, yellow, deep purple and black, Each variety has a different flavor When a Filipino' goes fishing he has a chance of hauling in anv one of 20,000 different varieties Nowhere else in the world are there so many kinds of fish They all taste more or, less alike. Midget monkeys live In the Philippines. Make nice pets. About 25,000 Japs lived there, too,, before the war and what's cooking for them ain't good. ^^ Some Filipino's have 20 children, most of whom grow up to gamble on cock fights. They also like watermelons and dates, which resemble pears except that they taste better. They like oysters, too. They, never know when they're going to find a pearl. . . : « So much for my new guide boolc for the benefit of American sightseers now arriving in the islands The information' came from the Filipino editor and educator, Senor Maximiano Marmito Villareal- I put him in a chair in a corner so he couldn't-.escape and asked him questions. He was polite, too He didn t laugh once. Just smiled a couple of times. Ivory Is obtained from the elephant, the walrus, the hippopotamus and the narwhal ·' Local and Long Distance Household Goods MOVING Packing, Crating, Storo 9 c HEIMENDINGER TRANSFER LINE Offices at 823 4th St S. W. Warehouse at 1001 Commercial Place. Phone 1070 Regular 65c to $1.25 towels priced for quick clearance. Of Felt Rugs Basket weave rugs in- three sizes $2.49, $3.49, $4.62 ' Shower Curtains waterproof duck in orchid and rose. Regularly 53.75. $1.88 Bridge Sets ,o' - linen and ' ra y° n sets with ,36x36 inch, table .cloths and four napkins. Were ?1.98 to 56 25 $1.69 to $4.98 !/2 PRICE TABLE * Table Mats, were .?! to $1.98 ' S ^1 l at Sets .-were »3.75 to S4.59 Hot Dish Pads; were 69t and ISc Clothes Pin Bags, . were 35c · : Napkins; were. 39c Place Mats, were 29c each Merkel's First Floor COMPACTS Round compacts, with covers. Regularly $1.00 Merkel's First Floor ^leatherette $1 98 STATIONERY Belmond Laid, 120 sheets and 60 envelopes. Velio Riting, 60 sheets and 40 envelopes: Regularly $1 69c Merkel's First Floor BASEMENT Rayon Dresses Plain colors arid prints, one and two- piece styles. Regularly $5.95 to $7.95 Sizes 9 to 44 $4.90 Winter Coats A -group of tweeds, black and plaid coats in sizes 12 to -38. Formerly priced up to $25; $8.00 Sweaters All wool, slip-over sweaters with long sleeves. Assorted colors Sizes 34 to 40. $1.90 Skirts £- s l a few le£t! .Keated and flared skirts in plaids' and plain colors Sizes 24 to 30. $1.49 Merkel's Basement WEARING APPAREL Winter Coats Fur trimmed and untrimmed $18 to $79 Junior Dresses Crepes, woolens and rayon flannels. Sizes 9 to 15. $6.95 to $12.95 Dresses Woolens, crepes and wool jerseys formerly up to $22.95. Sizes 10 to 44. $5.95 to $14.95 Daytime Dresses Regularly up to $6.50. Seer- suckers, printed cottons spun rayons and novelty cottons Sizes 12 to 18 only $1.49 and $3.49 Merkel's Second Floor , Ladies' Hots A group of hats formerly priced UD to ?7.98. $1.00 Hat Children's Hots and bag sets and knit caps. Merkel's^Second Floor CHILDREN'S WEAR Girls' Dresses Cotton and spun rayon dresses sizes 7 to 14. ' $1.98 in- Snow Suits Woo! and gabardine suits in sizes 3 to 16. Regularly $8.95 to $16.95 Less 'A . - ' · · ' . ' ' ~ ' . * · Girls' Suits Sizes 7 to 14. Checks 'and. plain colors of oO%- wool and 50% rayon Were $15. ' $7.90 Toddlers' wool and Coot Sets coat and legging sets of part wool.' Sizes 1 to 4 Were 59.95 to $12.95. Less % Girls' Coots Coats and coat and legging sets of wool and part wool. Sizes 7 to 14 Were $16.95 to $19.95. Less '/4 Merkel's Second Floor ACCESSORIES HANDKERCHIEFS White and white with colored appli- que and embroidery. Rolled edges Regularly 39c. 25c Anklets Slightly soiled, light and dark colors sizes 814 to 10V-. Pr. 15c % Hose Green, wine and blue ; stockings. Sizes 9 to 11. reduced Pr. 25c length Greatiy Purses Three groups of leather, fabric and labncoid in large and medium sizes Were $1.98 to $5. 99c, $1.99, $2.99 Broken Stockings sizes in cotton mesh stockings. Pr. 59c Alerkel's First Floor DRESS FABRICS Spun Rayons Printed floral patterns. 39 Regularly $1.49 Yd. $1.19 Printed Shantung Our regular $1.79 quality printed in beautiful designs and colors suitable for house coats. 39 inch Yd. $1.39 Merkel's First Floor inch. NOTIONS Garment Bags Made of glazed chintz. Buy them now at this low price. $1.69 Wardrobes wardrobes of ed HnTrJT £lms V turdily construe" ed. Holds up to 25 garments Re»u- 53.93. ' e ° u $3.49 Laundry Baas Heres another bargain worth going after. Made of glazed chintz . 2 for $1 Merkel's First Floor DRAPERIES and BEDDING , Rayon Rugs Rainbow: nigs in paste! shades, with fancy borders and fringed. SUe 22x4? Were $4.25. - " : $2.98 Rag Rugs Hand woven in as sorted colors . les 22x36. Were S2.98 $2.49 Hopsacking A 36 inch material used for drapes and couch covers. In green, wine rose and blue Yd. 79c Cellotone striped' design, 50 inch wine, rose and green Yd. $1,49 Two-tone \ \ Blankets All purpose blankets for home, cottage or camp 75% cotton and 25% wool. Green only $4.25 Merkel's Second Floor BOYSMVEAR ,, , Boys' Coots Sheep lined coats of gabardine ir, natural color. Sizes 12 to 16 SLu" larly SH.95. " fe $10.95 Boys' Coots Finger-tip length reversible coafs in sizes 6 to 16. All wool with gabardine lining. $10.95 and $12.95 Merkel's Second Floor SPORTS WEAR Skirts Two groups of skirts, part wool * " s , Sizes 24 to 30. Regularly up to $593 $1.90 and $3.90 TM to 36. Blouses TM ay ° n blouses 5 z Were S3.50 and $3.98 $1.90 32 Sweaters f n 3nd , a few car digans knit- of ail woo! yarns. Sizes 34 to 38 Regularly up to $7.95 $2.75 and $3.75 Merkel's Second Floor COSMETIC BAGS Of wine and blue fabric with waterproof .lining. Fitted with bottles. ' $1, $1.25, $1.98 Merkel's First Floor

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