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MONDAY, JANUARY IS, 1945 IOWANS GIVEN BRONZE STAR Modesty Outstanding Characteristic *of Men By FRANK MILES Iowa Daily Presl War CorMspondcut Wiih the Fifth Army in Italy (IDPA)--The bronze star for heroic achievement in action has been won by Pfe. Duane C. Horn, Cedar Rapids; Pfc. Sylvester J Dunn, Sioux City, and Lt. John M. Herweg, Council Bluffs, and for meritorious services in support of combat operations by Tech. Sgt. Emil J. Pnovsky, o£ Cedar Rapids. Horn twice drove a jeep in view of the enemy and subject to artillery and self-propelled gun fire so that his commanding officer might direct tank destroyers and infantrymen to new positions. Dunn, on duty as a guide at a road intersection, was fired upon by an enemy ; patrol. Although alone and armed only with a carbine, he moved into a field from where, he .killed, one .Jerry wounded another and drove of! the others. - Kerweg went on a lone reconnaissance under constant mortar fire to'familiarize himself with routes for supply trains..... · · · . Pnovsky performed duties as a finance chief In an excellent manner and in addition to" normal duties conducted schools for company clerks, took charge of all personal transfer accounts and handled all publications for the regiment. Horn, Dunn. Herweg. and P.novsky are all of the 34th division. ' ' I have met some of the lowans who have been decorated, in my jeeping and hiking .around'the fronts. Modesty is the outstanding characteristic of every one. "I was lucky--some one ius( happened to see what I did, which wasn't much--lot of other guys have done more than I did and got nothing," is a typical reaction. "That boy is utterly without fear," a captain said .of, a stocky Hawkeye in the 85tb division. "Got him fooled because he can't see my insides when I'm up there on.the line," the kid grinned. A Washington, D. C., columnist recently wrote that-battle casualties vjere not high but the men had suffered heavily from illness in the 5th army. ' · Official figures and.my personal contacts move me to wonder where he got his information.. Another writer after-about an hour of riding around a front wrote for an eastern daily most American soldiers didn't know what they were fighting for. . - · If he were to actually talk with [ -a lot of them and be truthful, he [. {would writea different story. AMC Re-Educafes Fascist Youth to American Doctrines .Washington, (U.R -- The allied military commission in Italy is making good progress in its current re-educational campaign to clear the minds of Italian school- age youth of the fascist doctrines of Benito Mussolini, it was learned Monday. "Reports received at the war department said that attendance at Italian schools already was up to about 80 per cent of the prewar level. The commission has printed about 1,000,000 text books for Italian students. In its fight against the fascist dogma it has completely rewritten one series of books for elementary schools, and has either confiscated 'or edited drastically 759 books used in secondary schools. Offer Reward for Clue to Senator Shooting Lansing, Mich., (ff)--Investigation of the killing of State Senator Warren G. Hooper, key figure in legislative graft · inquiries, was spurred Monday by prospects of a reward from the legislature for identification of the slayer. State officials suggested informally that the legislature, which reconvenes Monday night after a weekend adjournment, post immediately a $10,000 reward. The Detroit News already has offered a $a,000 reward. Senator Hooper, who was a witness before the legislative graft grand jury,,was shot to death in his automobtle'last Thursday night Holley, Missionary From Japan, to Give Lectures Prophecies of Bible to Be Given in Addresses Here A series of Bible lectures is soon to begin in Mason City to be held under the direction of W. Roger Holley, Bible lecturer, and returned missionary from Japan and the Netherlands East Indies. Mr. Holley, in commenting on the lectures, said his meetings will be a bit out ot the ordinary in that he plans to draw heavily upon the prophecies of the Bible to prove not only the divinity o£ Jesus Christ and the inspiration of the Bible, but also to show that present conditions in the world are a direct fulfillment of prophecies made by both the Old and New Testament writers. He said, "Such things as the defeat of Hitler and the ultimate outcome ot the struggles in Europe are most definitely - foretold." "These meetings," Mr. Holley went on to say, "are going to be void of any fantastic interpreta-* tions of the Sacred Book. One -reason there is so much skepticism on the Bible today," he said, "is MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE KEY. ROGER HOIAEY Because it has either been ex- -i. «· T\* plained away or studied so little V| C\\* \ II Q T~\G that the average man thinks it i'JLV^J. V_ JL'lClJkJC/ never was intended to be under- -- - -stood." ' . ' The opening meeting will be held next -Sunday night, Jan.. 21. The subject for the first night is, , !iM?p y £ E "° P J?- F £ e1t , old - £ . ^ ophec *:: Mr - H ° Ue y that the meetings are free, , c a s a e s a r e recevi and everyone is invited. The diapers than ever before meetings will be at the Hotel Han- P S ford.' Tranquil Air Settles Over Luzon Forces With U. S. Invasion Forces on Luzon, (U.R)--It's hard to believe this is war. Only 7 days after our landing, an air of tranquility has settled over the entire American beachhead-an amazing contrast to every pre- °' "--" *" *'"" «^"i *i»»»ij- vious operation in the southwest ?? ars s i nce she had been in I1ie Pacific area. ' diaper folding business. Pacific area. The Luzon operation is more calm, better ordered.' and more quietly efficient than was Leyte a full month after our October landing. There is no confusion anywhere on Luzon. Men and supplies are pouring ashore and moving inland in a steady flow, hindered only by the continuous groundswells in IJngayen gulf. The movement is so well organized it is unusual to hear a shouted order. ·: Three factors contributed, to the swift-transformation of this curving beachhead into an enormous American base: 1.) The surprising lack of Japanese opposition from ground troops and particularly from enemy air forces. , ·2.) Perfect weather--dry and sunny, but not too hot. (3.) The network of good roads leading inland. Once damaged bridges have been repaired, these roads will carry vast supply loads inland. The thunder o f . artillery still sounds from onr left flank where we continue to shell the Japanese m the_ hills. Occasionally they re- Ply with a few sporadic artillery 'But aside from that, it would be difficult to realize in any of the numerous towns along the beachhead that you were anywhere near, an active war zone. Filipinos in gay clothing walk up and down the streets. Here there is none of the wild excitement we found among the natives "" Leyte. They don't give the T " and gum ^ hea - the sing ' saw saw ing of These are a better-educated ronger, healthier people than we -aw on Leyte, and they already ead our I reEe n=e almost for grant- They were sure we would come --and now we are here. Ask Ration Boards to Consider Recapping Before Tire Permits DCS Moines, (rT)--The 89 local rati on boards in the DCS Moines oiuce ot pnce administration district Monday were directed to give closer attention to recapping possibilities before issuing certificates gor new (ires to holders of supplemental gasoline rations. "We're asking the hnnrru -r,^ *,, grant !_ :_.!- . .. -..o^^^ti ^pairing," Walter D "·a V'Vf-- d /rector, explained Regardless of what " ' W u, w ,? nt the Ures "Capped if pos- No new_tires are available for A booktl holers, and in 1944 only ghtly more than one new tire r W a a t?on a V h a o!der e , f ° r C a C h B a n d C tires will anabl fnr A t 86t He advert » h ' f de?aDDH« tn reca PP in g ' mPement and Approximately 383,000 passen California occupies more than 3 H,°. f the Pacific coastline s United States. -p» 1 · |-\Q rYl£kC? -UCvWlCO Than Before Washington, (U.R)--The ladies of congress discovered to t h e i r amazement Monday that instead of going naked, as charged, America's babies are receiving more R « p . orton N. J . . , called a hearing for congressional ladies only to go into the charges and countercharge's concerning infant wear. She found herself blushingly learning how to fold diapers in accord with the latest scientific principles. "This is the way you do it to get a more strategic result," announced the tall, dark, handsome and curly-haired George Garland executive secretary of the instil tute of diaper service, who had ""fj 11 VT^T 6 ? f * ^^ E - Mrs. Norton bbished and said ^ his demonstration was inter- tm s; that !t had been many -.-- only other ladies who showed up included Reps. Emily Taft Douglas, D., 111.; Margaret Chase- Smith. R., Me., and Helen Gahaean Douglas, D., Cal. Mrs. Douglas of Hollywood posed for folding demonstration in a furred hat and left shortly thereafter. This caused Mrs. Norton to look over the 50 men in the room and announce that it would seem men were more^ interested in the subject than women. First., witness, was A, C. Hill, deputy-J vice chairman ; f or civilian Tequlrements of .the war .production board. Hill said he was the father of one and that he certainly was interested. He testified that the WPB long had been aware of babies and itheir clothing,problems and that when the war started the government realized 'there would be more babies born. "There always are in wartime," he said, "and we, therefore, increased diaper yardage from 46,000,000 to 92,000,000." Every loom making diapers was frozen to that purpose, lie said, and the army was prohibited from using diaper cloth for cleaning guns and industry from using it to wipe marchinery. "The result may nut have been perfect," he said, "but we now are manufacturing 3 dozen diapers for every baby that is born. That does not seem critical to us." Rep, Norton asked what about the diaper laundry services which have been screaming about the shortage. Hill replied that the government felt its primary responsibility was to the mothers who had no such newfangled facilities available. "But isn't it true that laundries which once delivered twice a week now can deliver only once?" Mrs. Norton insisted. Hill said as far as the off ice-of defense transportation was concerned they still could deliver twice a week. 'If they can get the gas. the tires, the trucks, and the drivers," added Mrs. Norton. Mrs. Norton called the emergency conference of feminine lawmakers on the theory that "on]y women can understand the babies' plight and appreciate the essentiality of diapers." That's where she's wrong. I claim I wore drapers just as long as she did and am as appreciative. - am in position, furthermore, to give the ladies a tip:'Returning soldiers from north Africa have seen Arabs (who couldn't be expected to appreciate the problem) wearing diapers around their heads for turbans. I have not been to confirm the report that up-ended headdresses were made of lend-lease diapers. to Reopen Liquor Investigation i.--J, (fP)--The senate judiciary committee voted Monday Chairman McCarran (D.-Nev.), told reporters a subcommittee's inquiries last year "staved off a wave of prohibition sentiment" truck t res « win T nl and wave of P rohi »'ti°n sentiment" tires Passenger and prevented "the flooding of the · ' markets with poisoned whiskies that were ready to be dished out" The -- '·· " - ditional $15,000 to finance further investigations into what McCarran termed "combinations still operating within the trade." . McCarran headed the subcommittee which investigated last years' liquor shortage. DOLLIVER VOTES FOR DIES GROUP Sticks With Delegation to Oppose CIO Support By E. P. CHASE (Iowa Daily Press Writer) Washington, D. C.,--(IDPA)-- Congressman Jim Dolliver of the 6th Iowa district, freshman member of the Iowa delegation, ran into a challenge, in the first vote he cast as a member of congress. A coalition of republicans and conservative democrats defeated administration forces when it voted 207 to 186 to continue the committee investigating unAmerican activities, formerly the Dies committee. CIO strength \ys.s against the measure. It so happened that Dolliver. without solicitation, had CIO support in last year's elections. He either had to vote with other Iowa house members and risk the displeasure of the labor group or join the laborites in opposing the committee. The Ft. Dodge man did not hesitate. He voted to continue the committee as a permanent fixture of the house. Town Needs Help: Congressman Ben F. Jensen, Exira, has taken up with the federal works administration authorities the matter of going to the rescue of Carter Lake, constantly harassed by the vagaries of the Missouri river. Dikes of this municipality of more than 2,000 were broken by recent floods and its sewer system washed out with the result that the filth from sewers lies in the streets, menacing health. The town has bonded itself to the legal limit to take care of previous flood conditions and has no source of relief except through the federal works agency. The first application to that agency was denied but Congressman Jensen succeeded in getting the matter reopened and was optimistic about obtaining favorable acting. May Go on Veterans Committee --If tentative committee assignments, to which the Iowa delegation in the house has agreed, come through as scheduled it is likely that.Representative Dolliver will succeed to the place on the veterans affairs committee formerly held- by Paul H. Cunningham of Des Moines, who is pointed towards membership on the powerful ways and means committee. If Cunningham, places on this committee, it will be the first time in several years that Iowa has had such a membership. The last Iowa member of the house to serve on this committee is believed to be Lloyd Thurston, Osceola, when he represented the old 8th district. Tweny-odd years ago Judge W. H. Green, for many years representative from the old 9th, now the 7th district, was: chairman of this committee. Ways and means is the biggest committee of the house and originates all revenue legislation. Great Elm Tree Saved in Museum Boston, ftl.R) -- Through the intervention ot a Boston newspaper employe, a huge elm tree reputedly 274 years old has been preserved in a museum as a historic relic instead of being relegated to a city dump. The newspaperman noticed a horse-drawn dump cart carrying 4 great sections o£ a mammoth tree trunk, and he stopped the driver to ask if the tree was a storm victim. Bailey Epps, the driver, disclosed the tree was part of the "Great Elm" that' had stood on Boston Common for 200 years until 1876. At that time, the trunk was split, and 4 sections were taken to the Old South Meeting House, where they remained until the architect ordered them removed. In the interest of preserving a historic relic that appeared on the earliest plan of Boston, the newspaper employe appealed to Park Commissioner William Long, who forthwith completed arrangements to preserve the relic in the Children's Museum at Jamaica Plain Though the tree's exact age is not known, Boston tradition has it that Capt. Daniel Henchman, who commanded a company of foot soldiers from Boston in King Philip's war, planted it in 1670. Early town records indicate that Rectal and Colon Troubles Explained Dangers of Associated Conditions Told in FREE BOOK The pain and annoyance of Piles, Fistula and other Rectal and Colon disorders are not the only serious results. Write today for a copy of a 40- page FREE BOOK which explains these and associated stomach and other chronic conditions. It may save you time and trouble Address Thornton · Minor Clinic Suite 175, 926 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo. Dr.Fankhauser,D.C. HEALTH COUNSELOR S W. Stale St. IVelr n.. Wtd,, Sat. Ere. 7 lo »:M Th. Ml for Fo.r Appointment FORMER IOWAN DIES IN CRASH Mrs. Harley Menter, 26, ^ Killed at Morton, 111. Rockwell--Mrs. Harloy Mentor, !6, of Pekin, 111., formerly Juanita Trancis of Rockwell, was killed in an automobile accident at Morton, 11., Sunday morning, according to vord received by relatives here. Mrs. Menter is survived by her husband and 3 children, and her mother, Mrs. Winsome Francis, also her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Menter, of Hock- ivell. Rites will be at Rockwell, but arrangements had not been completed Monday. Quakers and "witches" - were hanged on its branches. When the tree's trunk was split, shoot was planted and still stands not far from the site of the original "Great Elm." Fala Out of Washington; He's on Honeymoon Washington, (/P)_Fala is on his honeymoon. . The fact that romance has entered the life of dogdom's most eligible bachelor was revealed Sunday by Mrs. Franklin D Roosevelt. A group of war veterans touring the white house asked 'for the presidential Scottie. "I must make 'excuses for Fala," the first lady said. "He's in the country. We hope he's having a wedding." v That was all she said. The rest remains a secret--who Mrs Fala is and where they are. Japs Really Know How to Fly Planes ,,£ ?' 29 Base, Saipan, (ELT) (Via Navy radio) U.PJ--B-23 pilots, returning from a successful flight Sunday over the principal Japanese aircraft center of Nagoya, reported Monday that they encountered heavy fighter opposition on. the part of enemy pilots who "really Know how to fly." Staging a giant air battle against the fighters, the Superforts destroyed at least ,13 Japanese planes, probably destroyed 19 and damaged 10. Cape. J. R. Callihan, Macomb, 111., commander of one of the mammoth planes, said that "about 20 Japs came at us.' They went through, above and below us. "These pilots are not kids. They know how to fly." 2nd Lt. H. F. McCullough, a bombardier, Dallas, Tex., shot down 2 Japs and probably got another. Then he'ran out of ammunition. "But Harmon (F/O Nelson Harmon, Easton, Pa.) a bombardier in another plane, exploded 3 or 4 Japs right in our face and saved our necks," McCullough said. The crew of 1st Lt. Harold Chaplin, Forest Home, Ala claimed 4 fighters. Others who claimed to have shot down one Jap each included 2nd Lt. Clinton B. Johnson, 4416 2nd avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. and Tail Gunner Sgt. Marvin Oliver, Menasha, Wis. Flying weather was reported good but with a haze over the target. Only one early element of Superforts bombed visually. A recently developed electri heat lamp will dry new paint o military vehicles in 3 minutes. Airborne Troops Helped to Halt Nazi Drive Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, Paris, tfP)-- Airborne troops who played a large role iri halting the German drive in Belgium were like the taxicab army which saved Paris in 1914, Lt. Col. Harry P. Cain told a press' conference Monday. Coin, assistant chief of staff of [he 18th corps, U. S. first army, said the difference was that the airborne troops were rushed to the critical areas from vastly greater distances. The sky troopers were hundreds of miles away when the front line SOS was sounded Dec. 17, the day alter Field Marshal von Rundstedt struck. The message said "Courtney needs help." By daylight next morning, the men and planes were ready at airports and a few' hours later were battling the Germans at Bastogne and elsewhere. A lead pencil does not contain lead, but graphite. 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