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12 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Mounting Signs of Scarcity of Pipe Tobacco Observed By GWEN MORGAN Washington, (U.R)--Pipe smokers, who so far have largely escaped the plight of their cigaret-smoking brothers, may soon be joining them in line at tobacco store counters. There have been mounting signs of scarcity of many popular brands of pipe tobacco, and tobacco industry spokesmen, here to seek price increases, said Friday that the shortage would become severe by March. John R. Murphy, general manager of smaller tobacco manufacturers, said pipe tobacco makers were producing either at a loss or at so little profit it was impossible for them to continue. He said raw tobacco prices and other produc-r tion costs had doubled since '1942 J. R. DORSEY AUCTIONEER Phone 2592 while price ceilings remained the same. The office of price administration has promised to make a study to see if price increases are warranted, but Murphy was not hopeful of the outcome. "You see," he said, "OPA insists on considering pipe tobacco production as a part of the cigaret industry, which is making money, and not as a separate business which is not." OPA's comment was that the smoking tobacco men wanted "relief without delay" whereas, it was not OPA policy to permit action until investigations were completed. . JKWELEB DLL Kensett--Ole Mikelson of Kensett, who has been in the jewelry business here for more than 50 years, has been in failing health for some time. A son, Clarence Mikelson, and a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Larson, of Albert Lea, have been visiting at the home of their parents. FORMES IOWAN DIES Colorado Springs, Colo., (JPj-- John J. Carroll, 77, former mayor cf-Iowa City, Iowa,- and a resident here the last 7 years, died Friday night. . Livestock AUCTION / Jan. 17,1945 -- 1 p. m. Sharp 550 -- HEAD LIVESTOCK -- 550 300 HEAD CAXTLE^ZO head Shorthorn steers, wt. 775 Ibs.: 15 ^ n n b ,°^ ll '??v lle !! er l I' 458 lbs ; 20 head Shorthorn heifers, '??'i. 'VSR I 5 head sho *0«'n» and Hereford steers, wfc 850 Ibs^ 15 head Holsfem heifers, wt. 500 Ibs., and many odd lots stacker and feeder cattle; Also sprinjr cows, springlnr heifers, breeding balls, veal calves and large run of butchrr stock. · ^^ .JPersionM Attention . . HOGS-- Consisting of naHve feeding; hogs, all weights, light weight fall Pigs, breeding boars, brood sows and fat hogs. open Forest City Auction Co. Merle C. HJ11, Mrr., Phone 4SI -- Forest Cilv AutUoa Co Phone Gram SIS PUBLIC SALE *}***** fa TM a"* wfl» be unable io continue , will hold a public auction at the farm located ! W wiles southeast of the Eockford hemp plant; or SmUeTrost »nd · 4 miles north of Marble Rock; on Thursday, January 18 STARTING AT 1:30 O'CLOCK 51 - HEAD OF LIVESTOCK - 51 HORSES: 1 black smooth mouth mare, wt. 1450. One bay 5 year old mare, wi. 1550. ... . CATTLE: 2 Holstein cows, fresh in October and December 2 Red Shorthorn cows, 1 to freshen soon. 2 Roan Shorthorn cows 1 to freshen soon. 8 Guernsey heifers to freshen with 2nd calf in sprurff. 2 Brown cows, fresh in October and November. One pasture .bred heifer. One sood Guernsey bull, coming 2. 2 small Kea calves, HOGS: 35 feeder pigs weighing 80 to 170 pounds. One good CHICKENS: 125 4 Leghorn hens, laying. One 8x12 brooder house. FEED: About 5 to 6 tons of good straw in barn. MACHINERr, ETC.: 1 potato plow; 1 fanning mill; one 16-inch walKmg plow; 1 single row horse cultivator; 1 bobsled; 1 end- gate seeder; 1 small tractor tool grinder; 2 sets of pipe thread' cutters; 1 pipe cutter; three 30-gallon steel barrels; wrenches: tools; and other articles too numerous to mention. TERMS: Cash, or make arrangements with the cleric before sale No property to be removed until settled for. L. W. MORSE, Owner Ora Bayless, Auctioneer -- First State Bank of Rockford, Cletk PUBLIC SALE Ano^nJ ^ T V r u nt *? *** talm lor tWs **** » will sell at Public Auction the following property, 3 miles sooth and 3 miles west ot Manly and 6 mites north and 3 milei west" of ' PIym ° UUl ' * mae *»* ° f Wednesday, January 17 Sole Starts ot 1 t. M. I Team of Mules, smooth mouth 1 Bay Mare, 4 years old, sound I Black Mare, 8 years old, sound I Black Geldine. 4 years old, blind 13 GOOD MILK COWS, Most of them now milking. 1 PUREBRED BROWN SWISS BULL. 15 FEEDER PIGS. MACHINERY 1 aiassey-Harris manure spreader, 4 years olfl; 1 Rock bland SSSS^ff^S^Jr***,, 1 ? 111 b ? der; K00d SiwB^Bh iSS flump rake; bob-sled; endgate seeder; 14-inch Oliver e*a f plow! HOUSEHOLD GOODS TM : batt »y raaio- ffooa condlUon; 1 bed complete with springs and mattress; other articles too numerous to mention, * J. C. Bauagartner, Owner Ora Hayless, Auct. First National Bank, Mason City, Clerk HOGS HIGHER THAN FRIDAY 12,000 Salable Hogs on Active Market Chicato, (#)--(WFA)--Salable hogs 12,000; total 19,000; active, mostly 10 to 15 higher than Friday's average; sows steady; good and choice barrows and gilts 190 Ibs. . and over at $14.75 ceiling, virtually one price market on -this class; few good and choice 150-180 Ib. $14.25 to $14.75; most fat sows at $14.00; complete clearance eariy. Salable cattle 16,000; total 16,000; salable calves 1,000; total 1,000; led steers and yearlings, including yearling heifers, strong to 25 higher; fairly active; strictly choice kinds absent; top yearling steers $16.65, bulk $13.50 to $lfi.OO; best heifers $15.00 bulk $12.50 to $14.50;, cows 10 to 15 higher; cutters $8.00 down; bulls steady to strong;, vealers firm at $15.50 down; weighty sausage bulls to $13.50;.bulk common and medium grade $9.50 to $12.50; stock cattle scarce, slow. Salable sheep 11,000; total 16,000; no early sales slaughter lambs, asking steady or up to $15.60 on good and choice fed wooled western, bidding mostly 25 lower or $15.25 .and $15.35; yearlings and other classes opened about steady; 'just medium Montana yearlings fall shorn pelts $12.00; yearling ewes out 'at $11.00 and 2 year old wethers $10.00; just medium and good Montana ewes $7.50, load common Montana mixed ewes and bucks $6.25. MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1945 Midwest Livestock Local Livestock Steady «o Good Ugjit Good light Good light Good Kght Good light Good light Good ra«J, Good reed, Good med. Good med. Good med. Good sows Good SOWB Good sows Good «owj g»* «° w ' Good tow. HOGS MASON CITY-- For Monday 10 cents higher. lights .......... 140-150 Sll 75 lights .. ........ 150-160 J1175 lights ....... :.. 160-170.ll3.25 lights lights lights ....... ... 200-220 lSs vrt. butchers . 220-240 514.25 fit. butchers -----wt. butchers wt. butchers wt. butchers 270-300 $14.25 300-330 $14.23 330-360 $14.25 270-300 513.65 300-330 S13.S5 330-360 SI3.65 360-400 J13.6S 400-450 *I3.«3 450-500 *13.85 _ _ · MASON CITY-- Far Monday Good steers and helfera .... J1J.OO-14JO Med. steers aad heifers .... Com. steers and heifer. . Good to chalet cmn ..... .. Med. cows .... Com. cows .-..~..'..~.'.~.l. Butcher buna Bolo«n« buUa. beany Bologn* bulls, medium 3 7.00- 9.00 S 9.00-10.00 a 8.00- 9.00 I ZOO- 7.SO jio.oo-n.oo * 8.00- 9.W) * 7.00- 8.00 · ............... Cutters, light ..... ........... j g. ea. to choica"i£u6 iitoo-Sm _ , o - *lr «o gooO. 130-1SO $ 9.00-18.00 Calves, common to f»ir i 7jo- 8^0 CUvefc cuB *«0d-wn MASON CTTY--Tot Monday sp. lambs, go. to £h. $13^0-14^35 gamine sp. lambj, me d. to jd. *11.00-1150 S£ m^jJM-ij '-- *"»l i wn w " '.'. t LOO- 2.00 v t .75- 1J» Hides and Wool Calm, cd. to eolce .140-190 tuuUhM »r Woir hides IS Ibs, up From 15 Ibc. down Honchlde* HOG MARKET UP SLIGHTLY Sows Remain Steady With Prices at Ceiling Chicago, (IP) -- The hog market was higher Monday, after Friday's slight decline, and prices were mostly 10 to 15 cents up with sows steady and prices at the ceiling of $14.75 lor all good and choice barrows and gilts scaling 190 pounds and over. Arrivals totaled 19,000, with 7 000 going direct to packers. Com plete clearance was had early. Total receipts include'd ie]ooO salable . cattle and 11,000 salable sheep. An abbreviated naturalization process was provided in 1942 for aliens serving in the U. S. armed forces. ALL-STAR SALE MID-WEST BREEDERS M«on City, Iowa Sat., Jan. 2O 50 HEAD Principals -- I v a n Dickinson, Shellsbnrg; A. E. Eschen, Lament; Otto Carrels, Manson; Graham L. and Livestock Co., Wsverly, Minn.; Hans Guldager, Ackley, Iowa; Frank J. Hejlik, Britt; Mark McGoIre, Bode; John S. Page, Madrid; B. E. Priebe, Afeona; H. R. Taylor, River Falls, Wls.; Ray Veldhonse, Garner, Iowa; Boy Waterhoase, Coggon. HANDSOMELY ILLUSTRATED CATALOG NOW READY Special Mail, Bidding Plan-- Becanse of present travel restrictions, unique arrangements have been m a d e enabling breeders from any distance to bid by mail on the outstanding foundation cattle in this sale as effectively as if they attended in person. Write for catalog with full details. Management Cook Sales Service Independence, Iowa (MONDAY'S PKICES) Trend Oood Butchers-- 1W-150 Ibs iw-i so ibs. 160-170 Ibs. 170-180 Ibs ...... iSO-200 lus 200-2M Ibs 220-2« Ibs 2M-270 Ibs. Albert I*a. Minn Steady to' 10c higher Austin. Minn. Steady $10.65 JU.65 $12.15 $12.63 $14.05 Waterloo Steady to lOc higher $13.00 $13.75 $14.15 SI4.15 Sri-US ... 300-330 Ibs .................. 3M-360 Ibs Good Packing sows -270-300 Jbs. .. ............. '.... 300-330 Ibs ..... ; .......... ".. $1363 330-360 Ibr. ................ . sties 360-400 Ibs .................... 11365 ·WO-450 Ibs ...... ' 450-500 Ibs. 500-550 Ibs ....... . £14.00 514.00 $13.65 $13.65 J13.65 $13.65 S 13.65 $13.65 $14.25 $14,25 $14.25 $14.15 514.15 $13.65 $13.55 S13.S5 $13.65 $13.65 $13.55 Rapids Steady to lOc higher $13.00 513.50 514.10 514.30 514.30 "S14.80 $14.30 $14.10 $13.65 $13.65 $13.65 J13.65 $13.65 »13.55 Produce MASON CITY-- For Monday (Cash quotations by E. G. Morse) Eggs, current receipts- ____ ... .30c Springs, heavy breeds ...... 23c Leghorn springs, 2 Ibs. over 21c Heavy hens .......... ....... 20c Hens, under 4 Ibs. .......... I7c Cocks ............ ......... 14 C All No. 2 poultry, 3c less Merchant Quotations Eggs, at retail ............ 45 C Butter, Iowa State Brand ____ 49c Butter. Corn Country ...... 48c Butter. Brookfield -. ......... 49c CHICAGO POTATOES Mon4»r Market) , *)-- (W. P. A.)-- Potatoes: Arrivals 137; on track 152: total XJ S ship. ments 1.038 Saturday; Sunday 53- old ft**', offerings light, demand, good, market Urm at celling; new stock, supplies very light, demand good, market Urm at «Illng; Idaho Russet Burbanks U S No. 1, $347; Colorado Red McClures U S. No. 1. *3.42; Nebraska Bliss Triumphs U. S. No. 1. $3.«: Montana Bliss T)r£ umphs. U. S. No. 1, $135; Minnesota and North Dakota Bliss Triumphs. Commercial, $3.03; Wisconsin Sebagos, Commercial.' je.92; Florida 50 Ib. sacks. Bliss Triumphs, U. S. No. 1. $2.88 per sack. ESTIMATED LIVESTOCK KECtUTS «Cona»y Market) Chlemte, «v (W. P. A.)-- Officially estimated salable livestock receints for Tuesday: Hoes 16.000; cattle 9,000; sheep CHICAGO FOURTHS' (Monday Market) hldfo. W)--(W. F. A.)_iive poultry firm. Keceipts 3 trucks 1 cor F O B ?«?SL,? OWl ^^eSSlic; Leghorn fowl 25!4®26'/4c; roasters 29©30c; fryers 23ia 3 2 c: ,A eEhorn toers 29@30c; old roosters 23.2SZ4.2c; all ducks 2a.2@29.Sc. CHICAGO PRODUCE « C K?*° W--Butter, tirm. Receipts 331.383. 93 score (AA) 41V4c; 32 score (A) « C! 90 (B) MKc: 90 (C) «y.e: cook- Ins (88) ,39c: centralized cartels (88) Eggs, receipts 6.048. !trra. U. Si extras 40 to 43.1c; U. S. standards 37.6c : current receipts 37.Sc; dirties 32 to 35«c: cSecfc 32 to 35c. ' Report Massacre by Nazis in Reprisal for Firing at Staff Car London, (U.PJ--The Daily Her.a!d reported Saturday in a dispatch datelined "Bande on the Ardennes Front" that the getsapo had killed nearly all of the young men -of Bande Christmas Eve, in reprisal for the alleged firing at a staff car w h e n Germans retreated through the village last September. One man wholes caped reported 'he massacre to the British. Thirtyfour frozen bodies were recovered, the dispatch said, adding that a report of 300 bodies of civilians found a few miles from the village had not been confirmed. (The British radio said in a broadcast monitored by CBS Saturday that a correspondent on the western front said the Germans had lined up and shot 6 American soldiers ti£ the 3rd armored division 4 days ago. The men were said to be part of a patrol ambushed by the Germans and their murders were reported by 2 wounded men who survived. The broadcast cited the incident as increasing evidence that German commanders were telling their men not to take prisoners.) LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF THE APPOINTMENT OF EXECDTBIX FOB THE STATE OF IOWA STATE OF IOWA. Cerro Gordo Cduntr ss. Ho. 6240. Notice is herefcy given, that the under* signed bas beett duly appointed and qualified as Executrix for the State C4 Iowa of the estate of Alexander (Alex! Swacson, Deceased, * late* of Pine County. Minnesota. All persons Indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment; and those having claims against the same will present them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned for allowance. and file in the office of the Clerk o« the District Court. .PRANCES L. FAHEL, Executrix ' 5350 Clinton Ave., Minneapolis. Minn. HALPH S. STANBERY, Attorney Dated January 5th. 1943. S. H. MacPEAK, Clerk District Court By MARGARET BILEY, Deputy Justin Brooks Atkinson, Amer- can dramatic critic, plunged into publishing at the age of. 8 when he wrote and printed his own paper, The Watchout, Sportopics Mitchell Splits With Carpenter Mitchell--Mitchell and Carpenter divided basketball games here, the Carpenter boys c o m i n g through with a 22-11 triumph, while the Mitchell girls won over the Carpenter lassies, 23-22. * Oelwein Defeats Decorah, 45-22 Decorah-»-Decorah dropped a notch in the northeast Iowa conference standing when it was defeated by Oelwein, 45-22. Oelwein had command of the game throughout. The half time score was 20 to S. J. Wright, Oelwein, with 20 and David Nelson of Decorah with 6 were high scorers for their teams. Mason City Grain MASON CITY--For Monday No. 2 white oats, 32 JtM ,70c No. 2 shelled corn, old $1.02 No. 2 shelled corn, new S8c CHICAGO GBAIK CLOSE (Monday Market) Cbloco, Iff -WHEAT- High Low May ......... 1.64*4 1.63 July ......... l.ssii 1.35V. Sept. Close 1.53 1.55 y. 1.54VJ Sept. Bee. OATS-- 1.1314 ££_. .1154 .65K, .. .69% .61V4 1.14H i.oa% 1.14 1.13 1.11 1.11 .70H .65 1.14*1« 1.09%« May July Report Early Settlement of Power Strike / Cleveland, ££)--Settlement of issues which led to a strike and resulted in army seizure of the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., Saturday is progressing satisfactorily. Col. E. A. Lynn, chief of the Cleveland Ordnance district who was placed in charge of facilities, reported Monday. Col. Lynn said that army officers held meetings Sunday with representatives of the CTO-utility workers organizing committee and with CEI officials. A company spokesman reported that all plants in the CEI's 5- county territory were back in normal operation and that only an "insignificant" number of em- ployes were absent. The war department, acting on orders from President Hoosevelt, took possession of the company early Saturday morning after a strike of 4pt) coal passers and maintenance men curtailed light and power in a 5-county territory and dealt a staggering blow to war production. Refusal of a single Union steward to accept assignment from, day to night .work .was the immediate cause of .the strike, the regional war labor board reported. North Iowa Rod and Gun Club Bags 2 Foxes Holding its 2nd fox hunt within the space of 8 days, the North Central Iowa Rod and Gun club bagged 2 of the animals Sunday northeast of Mason City. Walt Ginsler and Hill shot the foxes, which were sold to Marshall and Swift for $15. Last week, the same company bought the pelts for $10 apiece. Few foxes were spotted by the party of some 55 hunters. Of the 4 sighted, 2 were killed. Report 68,490 Error in Canvass of Votes for Governor Blue Des Moines, (£)--A 68,490 vote error in totaling the ballots cast for Gov. Robert D. Blue at the time they were canvassed by the legislature was disclosed Saturday. The vote for governor and lieutenant governor was canvassed and totaled at a joint session of the legislature Tuesday. At that time Blue's vote was announced as 630,317, but a recheck by the secretary of state's office showed it should have been 561,827. , The secretary of state's office said the error was made in adding the votes during the joint session. Errors also were.made hi adding the votes of 4 of the other 7 candidates for the 2 posts. The corrected figures: ' Governor--Blue (R) 551,827; Richard P. Mitchell (D) 437,684; Glen Williamson (Prohibition) 2,815; . and Blockewitz (Socialist) .832. Lieutenant Governor--Kenneth Evans (R) 537,138; Oscar Johnson (D) 433,920; George H. Ramsey (Prohibition) 3,279, and Charles E. Clark (Socialist) 908. There were no errors in the previously announced totals for Mitchell, Johnson and Clark. The first report of the canvass gave Williams 2,792; Blockewitz 826, Evans 537,497 and Ramsey 3,278. Mother Bluebird Has No Objection to Mail Redmond, Ore., (U.PJ--A pair of bluebirds who chose a mailbox for their home last spring apparently do not mind sharing their abode with the family mail. The mailbox, owned by Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Thompson, already has yielded one brood this season, and the mother' now is hatching a second. When the rural mail carrier places the Thompson mail in the box, the mother bird cocks her head to one side and allows the letters to be deposited in the rear of the box. BOARD AND ROOM By GENE AHERN CA CHIEF-AN'mE'VVENT AN' BOUGHT A BAKERY FOR. OURSELVES/ NCW WE CAN HAVE ALL C\ CAKES, PIES. AN' CREAM-PUFFS V/EWANiT/ ME LIKE CAKES HEAP MUCH/ OUT ON RANCH ME ONLY GET SWEET TASTE SOMETIMES LICKING GLUE ON ENVELOPES/ CAN BUY LOADS OF PASTRY WITHOUT / BUYING A ) BAKERY/ / ^ CBYFTOtHJOTE--A cryptogram quotation U B P O J P R ' O A C E N R C U L O B B N R N K T J P R ' , O A . C E N R C P O P Q Q -- H N W . _8tort«yg Cryptoqoott; MEN LOVE TO WONDER AND THAT 13 THE SEED OP OTJR SCIENCE--EMERSON. THE. / SEEMS. IWRESTED'lN 3WIN5 A IOTA HEW Rfe TESTS.. O£ CP THE. GWS SAVS MEK tT IS BEUSE 0? OIK. OF THE AfJ9NU3£ RESARWHS MV TOREAGN SEEMCE-. MODR SON ^B68Ht i-15 Yank Captures 70 Germans Single Handed By HAL BOYLE With The V. S. First Army In Belgium, Jan. 10--(Delayed)--(ff) --Dynamite blew open the iron door at the entrance of the German-held concrete bunker. Before the debris and dust had settled a y o u n g staff sergeant leaped through and 70 Germans surrendered. When v officers commended him later for capturing the entire garrison without firing a shot, Adolph Dreiling of Denver, Colo., confessed he didn't have much choice. "When 1 got inside the pillbox I found that damned magazine was empty," he said. "I'm not a guy who's going to try reloading a Tommy gun with a mess of Hein- ies staring me in the face." Two sergeants who wanted to eat a cake from home in peace and quiet decided to go to the home of a Belgian woman who had previously befriended them. "I know this Belgian language. I wiH go and ask her if we can eat the cake and drink some coffee in her house," said Staff Sgt. John Q. Lupnacca, of Etna, Pa., to T/4 Vance D. Somers, Washington, D. C., who had received the-cake in the maiJ. He set o£f with the cake and coffee to make arrangements. Somers followed when he had finished his duties. "Lupnacca was sitting in the house with a long face and no cake or cotfee," Somers laughed. "The woman thought he was bringing the stuff .to her as a present She thanked him and asked him to come in and sit down. She took the caKe and coffee away and Lupnacca couldn't make her understand he wanted to eat it We juts sat there and finally got up and left" War Prices, Production Contribute to Raise in Farmer's Income Washington, (U.R)--Soaring war prices and a record volume of food production combined in 1944 to pad farm ppcketbooks to their plumpest size in history, an agriculture department report showed Saturday. One-seventh of the national income found its way into farmers' hands last year as agricultural cash receipts rose to the all-time peak of $21,207,000,000. This exceeded the previous high of 1943 by 6 per cent. Government subsidies and direct cash payments swelled farm "income by nearly $820,000,000, the department said. Cash returns for crops in 1944 reached $8,801,000,000, or 11 per cent above the previous year. This included a 29 per cent rise in receipts from food grains and a 25 per cent jump in tobacco income. Farmers received a total of $11,589,000,000 for livestock market- ings, a 2 per cent increase over 1943. However, income from poultry and eggs declined more than 7 per cent. The 1945 crop year holds little prospect for a serious drop in farm income, agricultural statisticians reported. Cash income from sales of livestock probably will decline markedly because of a sharp drop in hog and egg production, but the general income level is not expected to decline more than 5 per cent, they said. "No substantial change in the demand for farm products is in prospect as long as fighting continues in both Europe and Asia," the department 'said. Some decline may follow the end of the European war but the level of farm prices still will remain much above prewar, it stated. The survey emphasized that demand will absorb most f a r m products in 1945 at prices near current levels. Amid all the other troubles of war, T/5 Julius Tolney of Buffalo, N. Y.,. a decidedly urban center, got caught in a situation the other night where he had to act as midwife for a cow. DEES AT WEST UNION West Union -- Funeral services for James Smale, 53, who died Saturday, were to be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday from First Methodist church by the Rev. Sterling J. Baldwin. Survivors besides his widow are a daughter, Mrs. Owen Snively, Luana, 2 grandchildren, several brothers and sisters. Deaths from starvation in Bengal province alone were estimated at 100,000 a week during the 1943 famine in India. Philippine President on Way to Washington to Confer With FDR Washington, tfP)--President Sergio Osrnena of the Philippines is enroute to Washington by train to present his country's relief needs to President Roosevelt. The commonwealth office, in announcing this Saturday, said Os- mena has just returned from Leyte where his government is now established. In a statement issued here he said "I consider the relief of the suffering of such importance to the welfare of my people that I have returned in order to present the whole matter personally to the president of the United States." He is scheduled to arrive here Monday. NEWFOUNDLAND ATC OUTPOST IS AIR CROSSROADS 40-50 Trans-Atlantic Transports Stop Here Daily for Snack, Rest (First of a series of 3 dispatch*! relating- how the GIs fare at (b'i lonely Newfoundland station oj the Atmy's North Atlantic at! route.) j By BEVEL S. MOORE 'j United Press Staff Corresponden H a r m o n Field, Stephenvilh Newfoundland (U.R)--This stopping point along the , busy army all transport command's North AUan'j tic airplane route is k paradox- exceedingly remote by all ordil nary standards and simultaneous i ly one of the world's important crossroads. * Forty or. 50 Trans - AUanti. transport planes stop here daily An officer boards the plane am explains there will be a 45-minut, layover, time for a snack and \ little leg-stretching. The atanos Phere is similar to a western bo. Nation stopover for lunch. The plane is fueled and checked lie crew changed, and the plane i off again for the Atlantic crossing Eastbound normally it is the onl- transport stop between LaGuardi'u Field, New York, and Scotland of ! the Azores. Westbound, because q prevailing winds, there is an extr stop in Iceland enroute from Bri tain. ' ' | Some well-known figures wn passed through, here recently i3 elude Gens. George C. Marshal Henry H. Arnold and Charles Dei Gaulle, Lord and Lady Halifax Ann Sheridan and Marlcne Die} rich. Harmon Field is remote in evei way except by air. The only tow in miles is Stephenville, boastir one church, one hotel, a few stor. and a few dozen houses. Gravelt lighways extend only a few. mil i, _ into the interior. A car cannot V 161 driven to St. Johns, for exampil vfj or even the 2nd town in the ilj land, Cornerbrook, 40 miles diii.., *ant, on the railroad. (Jjj'.'j. Soldiers here visit Cornerbroffl i ·! sometimes on weekend passes, bU 1 1 'fl generally speaking they fi-:l '': ? more to do right on the post. : Twelve correspondents stoppi lere on a tour of ATC facilities the North Atlantic, found the pj enthusiastic about local fish a! game. Most of the GIs try sol of the excellent salmon and trJ ishingr hereabouts, or go out i| the hills for deer, caribou ||I moose. ( There isn't much else by way? ' diversion except the post moV and social activities, so the ' take to the hills and .stre, tony special services haye:es'«ii ished some hunting. lodges ne the camp,''and issue suitable fir.! those who want soiri shooting. There is a freshwatrt .ake nearby skimmed by GI sail Doats. Despite the latitude, ther s comfortable swimming up t September, though summer long i r is never uncomfortably warm, f t Sentence 4 Soldiers to Long Prison Terms for Stealing Cigarets Paris, (U.R)--Four more GI blach^ i marketeers started long prison:' terms Saturday for stealing cig-! 1 arets and other supplies from UJ ! S. army trains in the Paris area i [ The length of their terms stirred ' speculation that they were .being used as an object lesson to other soldier offenders in the European theater. ·- A court-martial sentenced the 4 to terms of 35 to 45 years' imprisonment at hard labor Friday after finding them guilty on a specific charge of conspiracy in the theft of 5,000 packages of cig- arets and other articles on which they netted a profit of $2,000. i All 4 were members of the 716tb' railroad battalion, the "million^ dollar battalion" out of which 182 enlisted men and 2 officers have been arrested for robbing supply trains and reselling their loot in the black market. Sgt Paul W. Hart, 28, For Leavenworth, Kans., a formeii fireman on the Burlington road was sentenced to 35 years at hare labor and 45-year terms were im^ posed on Pvt. Robert L. Cosgrovc 21, Columbus, Ohio, a forme brakeman on the New York Cen tral; Sgt. James E. Lemen, 31 Sacramento, Cal., a former Unioi Pacific engineer, and Cp]. Howard S. Raubolt, Detroit, who was :' New York Central brakeman be fore the war. )| Cave Dwellers Knew of Air Cono'itioning New York, (U.P^-Air condition ing is considered peculiar to mod ern houses and buildings, but i actually is more than 1,000 yeai old, and was used by the pithous dwellers in the Govemador regio of New Mexico from 700 to 90 A. D., according to "Early Stock ade Settlements in the Governs dor New Mexico," published b* the Columbia University Press, j ' The dwellers dug ventilatin : trenches, often large enough permit passage of an adult, in their homes, and these admitte fresh air and probably served al: as tunnelled entrances to the subterranean pit homes. Of the nearly 60,000 deaths I the United States from tuberculi sis every year, nearly one-h^ (47 per cent) occur among m and women from 20 to 45, accor. ing to the U. S. Public Heal Service.

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