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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1945 Rationing Calendar MIAT-- Tt» Book Ko. 4 red rtumpi Q5, te S3. T5. Vi. VS. W5 and X5 now vAtt Hert «rle» will be validated Jan. 28. HOCBSSEp »OODS-Tbe Book No. « Wue rtunjn XS. Y5. Z5, At BJ. «. DJ, K. »i and 02 now valid. Next aeriM will be valWaUd Feb. i. SHOES 7 sum [g Ho, 1, 2 and 3 on the - 3. ire food Indefl- Taxes Are 99.34 Per Cent Paid 8VGAK--sump M, labeled "Sugar" in Book 4. good for S pounds, is now valid. Next stamp becomes valid Feb. 1. GASOLINE--The 6 ItA coupons tie good lor 4 -gallons each through Marco 11. Th« ISA coupons become valid March 2*. B7..C5, 'Be and CS coupons good tor 5 gallons each B4 and C* coupons-DO longer valid. ·. TOEi on--Period 1, 1 and 3 coupons arc valid throughout the. heating season, (new) and period 4 and S coupons (old) . Halt--Blue and Bed stamp* In War book 4 worth 10 points each. Red token given In change for Red meat stamps. Certificates no longer needed for recapping truck tires. Certificates no longer needed to - purchase- Inner tubes or "to purchase used (arm .implement tires. Commercial vehicle Inspections every 6 months or every 5.000 miles, whichever occurs sooner. Th» Mason City war price and ration- Ing office Is open from 1 to 3:30 Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. on Saturday. Mason City Calendar Jan. IS^Annual meeting, of Association for the Preservation at Clear Lake at P. G. ana E. auditorium at a p. m. it*. IS--Jurors called for . January term . ot district court. · · · Jam. .!»--Annual meeting bt Wlnnebago council of. Boy Scouts at Hotel Banford. Business session at 5:30 and banquet at 6:30. ' Jan. 2»-Annual meeting of,Cerru Gordo county chapter of Red Cross at high school auditorium at a p. m. Ja». 3*--Annual -dinner meeting of Mason City branch of . Lutheran Welfare society at Y. M. C. A. banquet room at 6:30 p. m. Feo, 1--Federal court session starting al 1:30 p. in. Feb. 5-ff^-Bed Cross blood donor clinic for Cerro Gordo county at Y. M. C. A, in Mason City. »e«. It--Concert by James Melton, tenu- aponsored by Mason City Community concert association. Salvage Calendar County Chairman, Earle K. Behrrad Women's Division. Mrs. H. D. Malceever PAFEH: Tie bundles securely, loose paper in bags or boxes. Boy Scouts collect first -Saturday of February. Fhonr 200. TIN CANS: Remove labels, clean, cu both ends and flatten. Hold for future pickup. Phone Mrs. Fendergraft, city chairman, 4489-J. For out ol town col lections call or write Ivan A. Barnes Foresters BIdg. Phone 1300. WASTE FAIB: Deliver to your loca · market Two red points and 4c per i pound. City-wide collection by Gir Scouts and Cubs, Feb. 3. BAGS: Collect clean rags and old cloth .Ing of all kinds. Leave at courthouse. «ON: Farm scrap badly needed. Sel to dealer or give to salvage committee. CONTAINERS: Cardboard containers o all kinds must be saved. Grocers will be unable to furnish cartons or sacks as In the past.' fJse your own container when shopping. ONLY S11,788 IN DELINQUENT TAX BILL IN COUNTY Total of $1,783,939 Reported Collected in Cerro Gordo County When Cerro Gordo's county reasurer closed the books on 1944 tax collections, 99.34 per cent of he tax bill had been collected, eaving only $11,788.54 as delin- luent. This is the highest percent- ge of collection shown on Trea- urer L. L. Raymond's records in ·ears. The amount certified on 1943 axes, which was payable in 1944, was $1,795,728.14, arid the amount ollected during 1944 was $1,783,939.60. Of $1,953,487.88 in 1942 axes certified far collection in 943, a total of $1,835,809.90 was collected, equalling" 99.046 per :ent for that'year. Taxpayers now have the money with which to pay and a large part of the taxes are paid early in the 'ear, according to Mr. Raymond. rhe reason for this is that more 'armers are pitying their taxes In tall at one time now rather than waiting until fall to pay the last half. Few service men are taking advantage of the law permitting hem to leave their taxes unpaid until 6 months after they are discharged. About 10 years ago, in 1933, it was necessary for the legislature o extend the delinquent date xom April 1 to July 1 and even by that date less than y 42 per cent of the current year's.tax of $1,476,470 was paid. Collections by months for 1944 and 1943 were reported in the treasurer's records as follows: MOVIE MENU .«--*-- Bowery f* Broadway" now in owing, "The Princess nd (he Pi . race" starts Sunday. PALACE--"Sergeant Mike" and "Th Unwritten Coie" end Friday. "Th C«n»piralon" start Saturday. STHA.VD--"Snurt Gay" and "Law the Valley" now ibowlnf. . . STATE--"Telt.w Canary" and "T r a i -»f .Terror" end 8air*ay. AKB--"Oh . W1»I « NI(M" and "C*i of the Prairie" enigatariay. -rn SeTeDfa Craas" starts .^Sttnaar. H E R E I N MASON CITY Top prices paid for all kinds o old fashioned dishes, lamps, clocks buttons, dolls, doll heads, fig urines, etc. Write 933 N. Van Burerf; Mason City. Phone' 2885-J The St. James Lutheran Friend ship society will meet Sunday eve rung at 8 o'clock in the churcl parlors with Mr. and Mrs. Arthu Christenson and Mr. and Mrs Helraer Kapplinger on charge. Wanted at Once--Pay up to 55 weekly for good Linotype machin ist operator. Also want good print er. Beacon, Spirit Lake, Iowa. Birth certificates have bee filed for James Clark, son of Mr and Mrs. Gilbert L. Creekmur 703 4th S. W., born Dec.,14; Joa Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Lein E. Snell, 1324 N. Rhode Is land, born/Dec. 14; and Geral Donald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don aid Zeller, 127 12th N. W., born Dec. 15. All Winter Hats at $1 and ,,,. Table gift 59c, value $1. Mullane Shop, 20H S. Federal. Farm loans tailored to yoni needs. M. C. Loan Investment Co Am still selling J. R. Watkins Prod. MrsJord, 404 6 S.E.Ph.4379 · Dr. H. Beemer, Foresters Bid For wallpaper, Paynes. Ph. 24 Younkers Credit Head to Address Retail Club Here Monday David Bolen, credit manager YounkerV in Des Moines and director and past president of th National Retail Credit associatioi will address the members of th Retail Credit club Monday nigh His subject will be "Yesterday-Today--Tomorrow the $64 Qucs tion." Mr. Bolen, who has ap peared in Mason City before, regarded as Iowa's outstandin credit manager and a very inter esting speaker. Bemie Chase Divorced From Effie M. Chase in District Court Bernie W. Chase was granted divorce from Effie M. Chase i district court on grounds of cru and inhuman treatment. The were married Sept. 23, 1925, Austin, Minn. t i DESTROYED BY FIRE Story City, (IP)--A fire whic was believed to have started in th basement destroyed a 2-story brie building Thursday. Members of families who lived upstairs all es «aocd without injury. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE II Month Tan. . Feb. . March April . Hay . June , July . Aug. Sept. Oct. . Nov. , Dee. . 1914 $ 7,834.27 127,835.42 621,419.84 160,018.20 26,847.61 13,797.67 13,752.60 27.09o.59 548,989.85 145,447.75 21,199.10 9,700.70 1943 $ 61,008.03 103,577.66 640,354.38 171,787.20 19,954.01 14,605.04 12,437.73 38,832.40 584,019.00 142,343.86 31,899.26 14,991.29 Parent Meeting for Cub Pack Organization Held Thursday Evening The 2nd parent meeting for th'i organization of a Cub pack a. Madison school was held Thursday evening under the direction OL ·len Gilbert, Cubmaster of Wilson P. T. A. Pack 13. The first of 3 parent meetings in the organization of the Cul pack was held last Thursday eve- n'ng, under the direction of Leon Sreen, scoutmaster of Holy Family Boy Scout Troop 10. The purpose ,of'these meetings is to acquain the parents of the boys of Cub agi with the Cub program and givi them a better understanding o what the boy is trying:to do am think. · The next meeting of the parents will tie held Thursday, Jan. 25 Mrs. Alice Van Horn, chairman o the attendance committee, was in charge of the recent meeting. Kiwanis Club Hears Discussion of Iowa School Code Revision Members of the Mason City Ki wanis club heard a discussion o the proposed Iowa school code re vision at their regular luncheo meeting Thursday noon at the Ho tel Hanford. The speaker was H. E. Bruce o the Standard Oil company. Mr Bruce told the Kiwanians that h favored the revision, scheduled fo consideration during the presen session of the state legislature, i general, but opposed a.part of on of the bills providing annuities fo teachers. The revision of the code is base on recommendations of the low school code commission, which is sued a report suggesting the fol lowing general changes: Equal! tations'of educational opportunitie for'all Iowa children; closer con trol of school administration b the people, increased salary an economic security to make teach ing a more attractive professio to Iowa young people, and faire distribution of school expense throughout the state. Increase in Episcopal Mission Fund Reportec Des Moines, (IP)--The Iowa Dio cesan council of the Protestan Episcopal church, meeting Frida with Bishop Elwood L. Haihes, an nounced that members of th church had raised a $35,000 mis sionary fund, over 75 per cen more than was raised last year, large.share of the mission fund goes toward the development o church work in rural areas of th state. PROPOSES MEMORY MONDA Washington,. (/P)--Rep. Hoeve (R.-Iowa) introduced a bill in th house of representatives Thursda designating the first Monday every wartime month "Memor Monday" in honor of America war dead. BLOOD DONOR REGISTRATION BEGINS --Scenes like this, taken last July when Mason City's first blood donor campaign was beginning, will be re-enacted during the week of Feb. 5 to 9 when the mobile unit of the St. Paul Red Cross blood donor'service pays its 2nd visit here. Double postcards have been mailed to the approximately 2,000 Cerro Gordo county residents who indicated their willingness to donate again at the time of the July campaign. The NEED 700,000 FOR WAR JOBS Armed Forces to Take 900,000 at Same Time By JAMES MAKLOW Washington, (/P)--The government says 700,000 people are needed fpr. war jobs--and war- supporting jobs--between now and July 1. This came from Undersecretary of War Patterson when he also disclosed the armed services need 900,000 men in the same period. That's a total of 1,600,000 people for fighting or working by the end of June. Where are they coining from? Take the 700,000 needed for war work and war-supporting iobs. When are they needed? 'Arid for what? This is the, way government officials explain it: Right now . about 150,000 are needed for "most" munitions plants making heavy ammunition, ieavy guns, tracks, heavy duty tires and so on. And . 100,000 right now '· are *cards are to be filled out and* returned to the Red Cross office at 191/2 N. Federal--several hundred, in fact, already lave been returned. Mrs. Floyd Johnson, chairman of the drive, is shown registering :he- brothers of Marine Platoon Sgt. William C. Cross, local boy who was killed in action on Sai- pan June 15. Her assistant is Vlrs. Mark B. Giere. At left are T/Sgt. Richard A. Cross and J. M. Cross of Austin, Minn. The mobile unit will have its headquarters in the Y.M.C.A,, as aefore. Hours^ will be from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. each day'except Monday, Feb. S, "when the center will be open from 1 to 5 p. m., and Friday, Feb. 9, when the hours are 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Mrs.-R. E. Smiley heads a corn- needed Mining, .supporting transportation, activties: utilities, cotton-duck making and other manufacturing. That's 250,000 needed at once. The remaining 450,000 will be the intervening needed before the end o£ June, spread over months. The i total needs by July 1 are: About 500,000 in critical munitions' plants and 200,000 in war- supporting jobs: Constructing new facilities, public utilities, transportation, and so on. They are coming largely from these 4 groups: 1. Returning veterans. The army is discharging about 70,000 monthly. Not all of them will go into the jobs mentioned above. Some will. 2. Boys and girls who finish school and go to work, and women who want work. There are about 500,000 in this group--it does not include hoys who reach 18 and go into the armed services--but not all will go into war jobs. 3. Men between 30 and 38 forced out of non-essential work into war jobs through fear of being drafted This is a potent threat, as well be explained later. 4. The war manpower commission expects to get workers through tighter ceilingsr-top limits--on the number of workers'em- ployers can hire. This skims off workers who can be "placed where needed. The 900,000 men for the armed forces will be found this way: Probably half from the 600,000 boys who reach 18 between now mittce which will provide refreshments for volunteers following their donations. Water Works Pumps Back in Operation at Columbia, Pa. Columbia, Pa., (IP) -- W a t e r works pumps were back in operation Friday after 4 days of icy immersion, but officials, their worried eyes on the reservoir containing less than one day's normal supply for this town of 12,000, were pessimistic. . Theodore H. Kain, manager of the Columbia Water company, said that only a small amount of water is being pumped into the reservoir from under the Susquehanna river ice jam which caused 4 feet of water to flood the pumping station Monday. If predicted warm weather brings a sudden ice movement, he added, resulting high water may again flood the station. All of the town's industries, along with bars, barber shops, laundries and soda fountains, remained closed, and householders are -buying up bottled water and hauling from nearby farm springs. ALLEN CLAWSEN, 30, SUCCUMBS Lifelong Resident of Vicinity Dies of Illness Allen Dale Clawsen, 30, 9 Monoe S. W., died Thursday after- loon at a Mason City hospital fol- owing a 3 months illness. Mr. Clawsen had been a lifelong ·esident of the Mason City vicin- ty, having been born on a farm near here April 7, 1914. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dell Claw;en; one son, Harry, 6; his mother, Mrs. Ethel- Clawsen, San Ber- lardino, Cal., and 2 sisters, Mrs. Z. L. Brentham, San Bernardino, ^al., and Mrs.- James Berrick, Vancouver, Wash. · Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home. and July 1 and the other half mostly from the 1,525,000 men 18 through 29 and those now in 1-A Even though that 18-29 group may be made up of men with deferments because of their essential work in farm, factory or for the government, draft boards wil have to cut into them because the services want younger men. But while all the emphasis wil be on taking men under 30, some between 30 and 48 will be taken Because of that, the governmen can scare a lot of them into taking war jobs. It comes down to this: A man between 30 and 38 has to say to himself: I can take a war job or I can take a chance with my drat board. NOTICE! Effective Jan. IS We are discontinuing all charge accounts. Thereafter all coal sales must be cash on delivery or with orders. w.o. BLOCK CO. EDUCATION, JOB ARE NEEDS OF VETS-WILSON VFW Member Appears on KGLO Forum in Series on Democracy Education and decent jobs for all, regardless of race, color or creed, in a world where war is ,something that no nation will dare to start, were listed Thursday by Ralph J. Wilson of the Veterans o£ Foreign Wars as major goals for post-war planners. Mr. Wilson appeared on the KGLO Forum in one of a series o£ VFW-sponsored "Speak Up for Democracy" programs. "We must plan ahead so that there will never again be breadlines and apple-selling for the returning soldier," said the speaker. "The boys overseas have been thinking about this. In the mud and snow and sleet they've been fighting, but they've been thinking, too. They have many ideas, and many plans, about how to keep such calamities from ever happening again. "But they are all agreed about one thing. They insist there must never be anything but unconditional surrender. They insist that the allies must keep control in Germany so that there will be no chance at re-armament. They want a strong allied, body to stay awake this time -- to keep their eyes on Germany -- to know what's happening there -- to have the power to step in and prevent any possible . beginning of another war." Mr. Wilson discounted the advice on veteran welfare o£ persons whom he described as "eager to discuss the question at the drop o£ a hat." Most of these people were strangers to the whole problem of veteran welfare during the years between 1918 and 1941, and so have no background on which they can form intelligent conclusions today, he said. "We veterans 'of the last war find it difficult to take these persons very seriously," he added. "We have a pretty good hunch they will disappear from the scene when the demobilization of our armed forces becomes fully effective." Books to Reach Rural Schools in New Plan Miss Mary Ellen Evans of the Mason City library staff is to serve as rural librarian, extending the services.of the local library to the rural schools of the county, it was announced Friday as one of the first steps in the new Cerro Gordo county library program. The board of the Mason City library has agreed to provide this service as a part of the rural library program, which is being financed by a quarter- mill tax levy on the rural sections of the county. Miss Evans will use a car to convey books at regular intervals to the rural schools. Adults from the rural areas may register at either the Mason City or the Clear Lake library. Arrangements for this program were made at a meeting of the newly created rural library board in the office of the chairman, Miss Hazel Thomas, county superintendent of schools, meeting with the board were Mrs. C. H. McNider, chairman of the Mason City ' library board; Ira Jones, chairman of the Clear Lake library, board; Miss Lydia Margaret Barrette, Mason City librarian, and Miss Ida Clack, Clear Lake librarian. Besides Miss Thomas the rural library board is made up of 2 persons appointed by each of the 3 county supervisors. They are: Mrs. Robert Furleigh and Mrs. Pearl Hickok of Clear Lake, Mrs.*Leon Hitzhusen, Melvin Hawke, Mrs. George Wharam and Mrs. Paul Poppin. --Pholo br Xaek MISS MARY ELLEN EVANS Elder Smith to Speak at Adventist Church Elder J. D. Smith, president of :he Iowa Conference of Seventh Day Adventists. will be the principal speaker in special .morning and afternoon services scheduled at the Adventist church on South Delaware. Representatives are expected from other Adventist congregations from as far away as Clarion, Algona, and Forest City. The · meetings are open to the public. Swingshifters Raise Beards in Effort to Fight Absenteeism Los Angeles, M.K r-- Unshaven since the year began, Goodrich Rubber company's 'swingshifters are keeping a hands-off-razors policy begun to fight absenteeism. After the war department's appeal for tire-makers to work 120 days without a day off, the workmen set up a S5-per-man pool in which every man who keeps a perfect attendance and no-shaving record the first 120 days of 1945 will share. Swingshifters who are absent or shave before the 120-day period ends will forfeit their contributions. The whiskers, the tire-makers decided, would lessen temptation to play hookey from work for night spot entertainment. The plan has spread to other shifts and the management is so .pleased it hinted it might add to the pool. Mr. Wilson described the postwar education program included in the GI Bill or Rights and -the veteran rehabilitation act as one of the best methods of helping returned soldiers to re -adjust to civilian life. "This way' of helping them to help themselves is going to be one of the best, one of the most rewarding things we can do for the boys," he said. ' "Lots o£ them will have learned new professions in the army or navy. They'll want to go to college or to a trade 'school so that, in the new world that's coming after the war, they'll know as much about getting ahead as they knew about fighting." HG concluded, "We must give them the sort oE welcome that says: " 'Take your time,.boy. Make up your mind about the best way for you to do things. Learn what you can. We all want to help you.' " Miss Evans will explain the rural library program on the KGLO Forum Friday evening, Jan. 19, at 6:45 o'clock. Maj. Lawson Helped Film Tokyo Raid More than a year ago, Maj. Ted W. Lawson, a famed hero o£ the Tokyo raid, arrived in Hollywood to assist in authentically filming his and Robert Considine's powerful best-seller account of the first historic bombing of Japan^ To make it, Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer marshalled its full production resources, plus a superlative cast, with Spencer Tracy as Lt. Col. (now lieutenant general) James H. Doolittle, Van Johnson as the then Lieutenant Lawson, Phyllis Thaxter, star of the New York stage hit, "Claudia," as Lieutenant (now Major) Lawson's wife, Ellen, and Bob Walker as Corporal (now Staff Sergeant) David Thatcher. "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo,' which opens Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Cecil theater, remains with, out question the most thrilling story of individual heroism Worl War II has produced. But in addition to its breath-taking air spectacle, and the raw courage anc bravery in the face of death with which the Tokyo mission was so daringly planned and executed, it is also the simple, heart-warming true-to-life love story of Major Lawson and his wife, Ellen. One He'll Remember A n n a , III., CU.R--Sgt. D o y l e Treece of Anna, who has arrived safely in'Italy after having been reported missing in action over Yugoslavia, wrote his parents: "I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving dinner. All we had was an apple and some nuts which we were able to buy in a shop in Yugoslavia. We walked all day on Thanksgiving day, but reached Italy safely." New Hampton Creamery List's Years Business New H a m p t o n--The New Hampton Farmers' Creamery association manufactured 384,212 pounds of butter during the year just closed, J. P. Snyder, secretary announced at the annua meeting. The association shipper 298,128 pounds of butter. Gross income during the year was S183 709.03. HEADS PLANS TO REDUCE TRAVEL Col. Johnson to Pass on Group Meetings Col. J. Monroe Johnson, who has been appointed, with the approval of the president, head of a committee "to receive and pass upon applications for the holding of group meetings after Feb. 1 which are to be attended by more than 50 persons to determine if the need for these meetings is sufficiently in the war interest to , warrant the tax on transportation and services," has announced that other committee members are Under Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, Under Secretary ,of Navy Ralph A. Bard, Chairman of the War 'Production Board J. A. Krug, and Deputy Chairman of the War Manpower C o\m m i s s i o n Charles M- Hay. Commenting on the appeal for a curtailment of nonessential travel and particularly for a cessation of group meetings, such as conventions and trade shows not necessary in the war effort. Col. Johnson, said,: "The committee .'is very anxious.that ibe.objectives gf Justice Byrnes "request--relief ; xf overburdened transportation" and housing facilities--be fully and speedily attained." : Col. Johnson added, "We have all been concerned not only about the problem of absenteeism of workers engaged in the producing and transporting of desperately needed war materials but also over executive absenteeism caused by attendance at the many conventions, industry meetings, t r a d e shows and conferences." The c o m m i t t e e will meet promptly, Col. Johnson said, to determine its policy arid to develop the, information required to properly pass upon applications for special permits. Col. Johnson announced that he has appointed Richard H. Clare, on leave from the Pennsylvania railroad, as his special assistant in this matter and will recommend to the committee his appointment as secretary. Audits · Systems Tax Service TAX COUNSELOR CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT FRANK J. ENBUSK First National Bank Bldg. Phone 932 M A S O N C I T Y QUALITY COALS · FIDELITY N U T . . . . $7.50 · FURNACE CHUNKS $8.50 · WHITE ASH LUMP. $9.40 · RED HEAT $9.75 · KENTUCKY STOKER $8.95 · PHONE 270 FARMERS ELEVATOR Mason- City, Iowa 501 THIRD STREET N. E. PHONE 567 45* How is that for your noonday lunch in Northern Iowa's Leading Hotel-- where you can eat in quiet and spend an hour of restful pastime? * And the Food is DISTINCTLY BETTER HOTEL HANFORD

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