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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 12, 1943
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY. JANUARY 12. t.943 GEILER, LARSEN RETURNED AFTER BOAT WAS SUNK Bob Swarner Tells i Dramatic Tale of How Japs Sank Carrier Two Mason Cityans are known to be survivors of the aircraft carrier, Hornet, sinking o£ which on Oct. 26 was announced by the navy Monday evening. The two are: Vay Geiler. son of Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Geiler, 1527 Jefferson avenue northwest, yeoman second class. David Larsen, first class musician. * * * Another Mason Cityan, Bob Swarner, photographers m a t e , third class petty officer, was an eye-witness of the event and afterwards met a number of the survivors. Swarner in his communication wrote that the two Mason Cityans escaped without injuries. The day after Thanksgiving Geiler and Larsen arrived in Mason City for a 30 day furlough, Larsen to join his wife, stenographer in the office of Robinson and Moe, and Geiler to be with his parents * * * They said nothing about what they had experienced, having (o keep silent uutil the navy released the story. Larsen was in the ivaler some two hours until a destroyer picked him up. * * * "In the mid-afternoon of Oct. 26 the United States aircraft carrier, U. S. S. Hornet, was attacked LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT BOWEL WORMS Nobody u mire to crape. And roundworm« can cause real trouble inside you or your child* Watch for the warning signs- uneasy stomach, j!«rrousn«s. itchy twie or ^nfvxSSl. Jayne's Vertnifupe 1-iKht ftwny! JAiJiE S is America's leaden? proprietary ·worm medicine: used by millions for over a century. Acts renflr. y«t drive* out roiicnl- worro. Demand JAYKPS VEHMIPUGE. VAV GEILER --Hornet Survivor by three waves of Japanese planes some 200 miles off the coast of Guadalcanal and 150 miles from the Jap task force," wrote Swarner in his eye-witness account. ''Eight allied ships were convoying the carrier at the time of the attack and though some received minor damage, the carrier was the* DAVID LARSEN --Hornet Survivor BOB SWARNER --Me Was Eye-WUness Photo by Frank Free, Jr. working in the same compartment with Williams, met him and in surprise exclaimed 'Seaweed; How did you ever get out of. that place alive?' The answer was: 'I don't know how I did it but here I is.' " only American ship lost. '·Of the estimated 200 Nipponese planes used in the three attacks, 127 were believed to have been shot down by navy-planes and anti-aircraft lire * * * ''Having lost a number of carrier launched planes the Japanese continued the raid, using land based bombers. "It was estimated later by men of the ill-fated carrier that about 137 men were lost by bomb explosions and strafing. The first bomb that struck the Hornet went through the flight deck, the hanger deck, the second deck and exploded on the third deck. Planes launched by the Hornet later landed on another American aircraft carrier." Swarner interviewed a m o n g others the mess attendant, whose story was verified by the navy commander who was workin* with him: " "Clarence 'Seaweed' Williams 24 year old Negro mess attendant of Montgomery, W. Va., was at his general quarters station in the handling room on the second deck when a bomb came through the two decks above and exploded on the deck belosv. He was carrying powder when the bomb struck. The explosion ignited the powder and burned him on the face and arms before he could cover himself with a blanket. '·Stumbling around in the darkness when the explosion damaged the power plant, he fell through the hole which the bomb made in passing through the sleel deck. Williams then .climbed up through the same hole arid in doin? so cut and burned his hands ·severely. When he reached the deck he HOWARD COUNTY JURORS CHOSEN '·Later aboard a transport headed for the United States, the lieutenant-commander, who had been JANUARY SALE OUR CEILING --14.95 Now SOFT FLEECES TWEEDS... PLAIDS ' REVERSIBLE* SWEATERS $ 2 BLOUSES BIG SAVINGS! HUGHES 3 SOUTH FEDERAL Judge Cooney Presides Over January Term CRESCO--Grand jurors drawn to serve in district court during the coming year, and petit jurors ordered to appear Monday, Jan. 18, have been announced at the Howard county courthouse. Judge M. M. Cooney of West Union will preside at the January term of court here. Grand jurors are to be: Ray Sullivan, Afton: Dee Marlow, Vernon Springs --. James ,, u ,, k , , John Matinek, New Oregon; S. O. Johnson, Howard Center; Jerry Fogle, Saratoga, and Earl Renner, Oak Dale. Petit jurors drawn were- L. E. Weaver. Saratoga:' Francis Merrick, Afton: Joe Chihak Vernon Springs; Mary McGranc Afton; Lavine Banks, Forest City- John Kovar, New Oregon- -Joe Mohrfield. Afton; Robert Roberts Cresco; Joe Haskovec, Howard : Alleson Ripley, Howard; Claudia Nagel, Forest City: Andy Balk Howard; Tedmar Albertson. Cresco; William Schultes. Cresco: Ross Miller^ Oak Dale; Kyle Eastman, Oak Dale; Alene Hilgendorf, Afton; Tom Lentz, Afton; \V J O'Brien, Aflon. ' Herbert Hamann. C h e s t e r 'l a r"} e , S ^ Praska - JPai'is; Elizabeth Walsh, Cresco; Margaret McAvoy Afton; Joseph H. Drilling, New Oregon; Virgil Sullivan, Afton; Dorothy Maronie. Howard Center; Roy Frank, Vernon Springs; «- .U Gassett, Paris; Lawrence Roe, Jamestown; E. E. Phillips, Cresco; H. J. Salisbury, Vernon Spring?: Palma Zidlicky. Saratoga; Charley Dudacek, Howard; Mary Salisbury, Vernon Springs 1 Lawrence Jones, Saratoga: Cas- Besch, Cresco Pans; Bertha Easier and May Beaver, Alton! Maiy Ann Frank Dies at Local Hospital Says America Fighting War of Ideas, Guns "Because !his is a war of ideas, as well as a war ot guns, planes and battleships, those of us who are denied the privilege of active military service are doing our utmost to defend America on the home front. In this capacily, we realize that the American people will never hesitate to make any necessary sacrifice if they know the truth--if they know what we are fighting for and what we are fighting against," said Ralph J. Wilson of Mason City on the KGLO Forum Monday night. Mr. Wilson is radio chairman for the Mason City Veterans ot Foreign Wars and presented another "Speak Up for Democracy" 'talk. # * * Sayini that occupied Europe today is * continent of the dead, the speaker stated that it is a continent filled with the agonized cries of the tortured, reekins: with the stench of corpses, the corpses of nameless men. women and children slaughtered in their own blood. "Here in America, where the sun still shines, it is hard for us to visualize the kind of bestial mass extermination that is going on behind the dark curtain which has been drawn across the face- of occupied Europe," he said. After citing specific examples of nazi brutality to all classes o£ people in Europe, Mr. Wilson pointed out that Hitler has ordered the extermination of the Jews only as a first step or a prelude to his attack on Christianity * * * He said that atrocities would happen in this country if the axis could successfully invade the United States. "It could happen to Boston. Buffalo. Seattle and Nashville,".he said. It was said that the role of world leader has fallen to America. He said that eyes of millions of oppressed peoples everywhere are the country must take an active part after the war is won to construct what President Roosevelt has called a "genuine world civilization.". ..-.. old daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Frank, 311 Monroe avenue northwest, died at a local hospital at 10:15 o'clock Tuesday morning following a short illness, me child W as born June ·() anlSif urviv - ing are lhc Parents! and three sisters, Virginia J ean . Evelyn and Barbara Frank, and tile grandparents, Mr. and M r = Joe Frank and Mrs. Christina Chnstensen, Mason City. Funeral arrangements" are incomplete. The Meyer funeral home in charge. Wilson Abel Director of Iowa Clothiers Group Wilson Abel of Mason City was named a district director of the Iowa Retail Clothiers association at the annual convention at DCS Moines Monday. E. H. Parker of Centcrville was elected president-' irank Clerff, Webster City, vice president. ' CITY BRIEFS Townsend club No. 1 held a ! grab bag sale at its regular meet- I aig Monday night at the P. G E. auditorium. Officers for the ensuing year were installed. A visiting Townsend speaker is expected here for the meeting Jan. A son ivelthinr 7 pounds III-', ounces was born lo Mr. and Mr= Theodore Albertson. Calmar, at the Mercy hospital Tuesday A son iveiffhine 7 pounds 9\:, ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs". · Fred Krnubelz, Manly, at the Mercy hospital Monday. CLOSE SCHOOLS KF.W YORK, (U,R)-Ellsw-orlh B. Buck, president o f ' t h e board-ot education, announced that because ot the fuel shortage all public schools in the city will be closed Feb. 1 to Feb. 5 inclusive. Buck said the closing will take the place of the Easter recess April 26 lo April 30, and that schools will be kept open then. Third Writes Story Heoded for Novol Troining OIL DEALERS TO TURN IN COUPONS The naval training station at Great Lakes, 111., is the destination of these'five men, four of whom are the first selective vo unteers to leave this district under the new remutin* plan. From left to right, they are: Flovd FredT r e M S ^ f f i e l ( ?i Walter RV Steele, Sheffield Keith Stanfield. 17, enlisted, Mason Cilv Genl, S Sbi ^' A , U ?- ViSt A' aml P * ul Edwa«fKn«tson City. They left tor Dea Moines on the Rocket Monday alternoon, alter the usual send-off by Bill Lattime · chairman of the citizen's victory committee ^ alumci FOUR MEMBERS JOIN ROTARY Movies of Forestry, Logging Are Shown Four new members were welcomed to Rotary club · Monday noon at the Hotel Hanford, with Dr. T. E. Davidson, district governor, extending the hand of fellowship for the club. The new members were Harold L-. Campbell of the Gildner Clothing store, Frank Carroll, city freight and passenger agent ot Hie Rock Island Lines, George C. Senn, office manager of the Jacob E. Decker and Sons packing company, and Dr. Leslie W. Swanson, internal medicine. Giiesis were Clarence Kmitson. Clear Lake, past district governor of Rotary, Colonel G. E, Harrison a guest of Dr. Don FitzGerakl Lieut- John E. Pauley, guest of Jus father, Ray Pauley, A. C Anderson, guest of W. F. Ingraham. "Trees for Tomorrow," a Paramount Picture, was shown to the members of the club, giving in a short time tiie story oC forestry in the Uniled Suites, the logging industry and the extent to which American industry depends upon wood today. L. A. Moore was the chairman m charge of the program. Hugh H. Shepard, presided at the meeting. Mrs. John A. Senneff spoke in behalf of the local. chapter of the American Red Cross, inviting Hie members to attend the annual meeting at the high school. ATTENDED BY FISHERMEN CATHLAMET, W a s h . -- Red Cross first aid classes here were scheduled on the basis of tide tab es because many fishermen wished to take the course May Submit Claims to Boards Jan. 14, 15, 16. The county war price and rationing board announced Tuesday that dealers, and primary and secndary suppliers may redeem promissory notes from consumers by submitting these notes lo the local i-alion board on Ihe 14, 15 and 16 of January. However Ihe dealers and suppliers must be prepared to present the following information: ·1. Names and addresses of consumers. 2. Total fuel oil transferred on coupon basis to consumer. 3. Gallonage value of unredeemed notes. 4. Reasons for failure lo collect coupons from consumers. 5- Attach all coupon notes or receipts where none is available and give reasons for failure to present them. Buy War Savings Bonds ind Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. IT P A Y S YOU TO BUY WAR B O N D S ! (I) They ;, rc the safest place in all the world (or your savings. (Z) They arc a written promise from the Lmtcri Sl.ilcs of America to pay you rack every penny you put in. (3) They pay you Irack SI for every S3 1-ou put in. at tlie end of Icn years pay you interest at the rate of 2.9*'. (4) ^ ou may turn them in and get your cash back- at any time after tid days I lie lonfier you hold them, the more they're worth. (3) They are never w o r t h Itss lhan the money you invesleil in iliem They can t , w down in price, Thai's a promise from the fiuaiiciull.v slronr- cst inaiiiution in ihe world: The oinlcil .Slates of Amrrica BUY WAR BONDS REGULARLY this ndvurliscmcnt contributed in coop- /m· TT i' 1 " 1 lhc Dru B' Cosmetic and Allied Industries, by inemalcersof DR. CALDWELL'S tli« S««m Luittv* CMrtititxl in 3vi IF YOU NEED A FUR COAT NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY ONE Wish no longer, for here are your dreams come true in every fur, in every coat style American ingenuity could possibly create! Lovely furs, of the quality standards you yourself would set, just begging to be worn . this year and for many to come! There's still plenty of cold weather ahead -- so burrow deep into one of these lusciously warm fur coats, waiting for you at our January Fur Sale! SAVE up to *50 00 on the purchase of a new FUR COAT Now! T R A D E I N Y O U R O L D COAT MIER. WOLF /ONf

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