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(assess TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE U Tn D* MM «««JT« Betaid »J» ». C»U tSS « CLEAR UKEJJLOBE-GAZETTE OEADIJMZ8: 11 a. m. for News »nd Adi S p. BO. for Phone 239 or 259 AND KGLO OFFICE 507 West Main St. 28 ENROLL FOR SEWING GLASS Making of Dress Forms : Is First Project Clear Lake--A group of 28 women enrolled in the "Learn to Sew' class at the high school Monday evening under the sponsorship of the vocational homemaking department with Miss Irene Floy as the instructor. 'A lecture on selection of the pattern and material, type of clothing of the pattern was made by Miss Floy. She also gave a demonstration of the sewing machine, its attachments, which included the hemstitcher, ruffler, hemmer, binder and tucker. i The next meeting on Monday Jan. 22, will be devoted to the making of individual dress forms for each member of the class desiring one, and the 'cutting of the material. The' class meets at 7:31 o'clock each Monday evening for a 2 hour period and will continue for 10 weeks.' The class is open to the public. -, ·. INSTALL MRS. R, ROBERTS LEADER ; Mason.qty.EfUy Staff ; Present for Service .' Clear Lake--Mrs. Russell Hob- erts was installed president and presented a corsage at the installation service of the Jessie Home Tent No. 45 of the Daughters of Union Veterans Monday evening at the Legion clubroomsl". . · Others installed at this time . were Mrs. Grace,Fiske, senior vice president; Mrs. Gladys Bowline junior vice president; Mrs. J*. T Charleswprth, c h a p l a i n ; Mrs. Ralph O tt," .treasurer; Mrs. Willis Miller, Miss. Cynthia .Taylor, Mrs. E. TV, : Winiue, council members; Mrs. Lena Brose, patriotic instructor; Mrs. Willis Miller, musician; Fachel Cbrwih, guard; Mrs. H. R. Peitzke, assistant guard; Mrs. E. Winnie, Mrs. W. p. Von Seggen; Mrs. Zilphy Lekwa and Mrs. G. E. Curphy," color bearers. . ; Installing officers from the Dorothy Dix tent 42-of Mason-City put on the work with Mrs. S. A. Bemis as installing officer, Miss Marie iFuller, installing guide; Mrs. August Hansen, . installing , chaplain; the Misses Lilly Jean and: Lila June Bemis as color bearers. '· There' were talks by- the -Jn. stalling staff, and others. Mrs. Roberts, the' new president," expressed hopes that all members would help ·Her to make this year one of the organization. Corsages were also presented to the installing officers. The session opened with a short business meeting and refreshments ·were served by Mrs. Charlesworth's committee* : Boy Scouts Ask Public to Save Wastepaper Boy Scout troops of Clear Lake ask that the public keep waste paper at homes until it will be passible for : the Bpy^gcouts to start collections again.-^rhere still is a great need for waste paper to help the war effort, but due to the cold-weather, icy streets and lack of storage space it is impossible for the boys to · make the collections "at this time. . Troop No. 30, with Willis Miller as scoutmaster, met Monday evening at the Methodist church and the Reyl Warner Hubbard spoke to the boys on scouting. There were 2 new candidates. Clear Lake Calendar Wednesday--Servicemen's prayer meeting, W. N. Hill, 500 W. Division street, 10 o'clock. . Lake Township Farm Bureau, Earl Kellogg home, all day. Lions club, Legion hall, 12:15 o'clock. Newcomers' Card club, Mrs. J. W. Mundt, Washington and Center street, 1 o'clock. E. T. C. Bridge club, Mrs. Mark Brooks, 706 North street. Lake Township Oweso club, Mrs. L. D. Burner. W. C. T. U., Mrs. C. O. Lomen 222 N. 4th street, 2:15 'o'clock Doras circle. Zion Lutheran aid Mrs. John- Eliasen, 312 N Elm street. Brownie troop 3, Lincoln school 3:30 o'clock; troop 4, junior high school, 4 o'clock. Park chapter No. 35, O. E S temple, 7:30 o'clock. Refreshments. Union Township Farm Bureau, Lakeside church, 8 o'clock. Laf-A-Lot club, Mrs. Jesse Buttleman, 201 E. Division Union T o w n s h i p Leaders, luncheon, 11 a. m. Mrs. Ernest Bress home. Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND USED MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 362 Second S. W. Phone 977 Lt. Sumner Hudson Awarded Meritorious Service Plaque 1ST LT. S. S. HUDSON Crowds Gather at Lake Ice Rink Large,. crowds have frequented the community .ice rink at the lake Sunday and Monday, dur- SSL · Quartermaster Company in Italy Cited for Service Clear Lake--1st Lt Sumner Hudson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. S S. Hudson, 208 North Fifth street, is one of the members of the quartermaster company of the 15th Air Force Service Command in · Italy who has been awarded the meritorious service--plaque for outstanding service in support of "combat- operations,' according to announcement of the commanding .general of;the service command. "Supplying rations, clothing and other quartermaster equipment to heavy bomber bases of the 15th Air Force, the men of this company worked untiringly to maintain a very high standard of operational efficiency," according to the communique. All members of this company may now wear the meritorious service wreath?- on their ··'·right sleeves. . , - ;· . ; ; . '. The Hudsons '· hear regularly from their son that he is very busy. He has been able to see another Clear Lake, young man, Lt. pects to,give,the rink a flooding as 'soon as the next cold spel comes.-At the.present he states the condition of the ice is fair for skating. The rink is larger than it has been in former years anc affords plenty of room for all skaters. Clear Lake Briefs Art 'Butts,', well driller, electric pump sales, service. Phone 224. Mrs. James Snipe and. son have rented the home' of Mrs. W. A, Drew on South Second street. Exp. Waitress wants work evenings. 510 Vincent St Btrs. Lewis Melcher of Garner visited Monday in Clear Lake with her daughter-in-law, Mrs C. E. Melcher and children, 300 Jefferson street. · High ' school boy wants work after school. 510 Vincent St The United Service' Women will meet at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Legion clubrooms for work. Women who took the 3ld overcoats home to launder iem are to bring them to this ueeting as work on the slippers 'or convalescents will start at iis time. , The Doable Dozen club will meet : Thursday for: an all day meeting at'the rural home of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hennis with a pot uck luncheon at noon. Channcey Bush returned from 3es Moines Veterans hospital tfonday where he has been *or treatment. · Mrs. J. C. Kern and children, 315 South Second St., are visiting n Red Oak with her mother who s ill. The Christian Endeavor society Jf the Church of Christ met Sunday night and studied the 9th :hapter of, the book of Acts. Mrs Zilphy Lakwa whistled several numbers. The Rev. Hicks will present the lesson at the next meeting Sunday at 6:30 p. m. A change has been announced n the meeting place of the PHs- cilla circle Thursday afternoon jecause of a death in the Amos Brekke family. The circle will meet at the Zion Lutheran church with Mrs. Irving Jasperson as hostess. Mrs. H. A. Lord has left for Beaumont, Texas, for an extended visit with her. son, Bert Lord and family. Mrs. John Klein, Waterloo, has received word from her husband ft. John Klein, that he has been lospitalized from a foot trouble. He was in the hospital at Paris md has now been moved to Eng- and. Mrs. Klein will.be remembered m Clear Lake as Greta Blackmore, Mrs. Ejnory Onverson received word from her sister, Mrs. Ear-I rlarding, St. Paul, that she has peen in the hospital suffering from a nervous breakdown. Priscilla Circle of the Zion Lutheran church meets Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Amos Briche home, southwest of Clear Lake. , The Ladies Double c club were to hear a lesson on "Do Missions Pay?" by Mrs. R. D. Bobbins at :he Tuesday evening meeting at :he home of Mrs. Joy Miller Mrs ; uller Bailer was to lead the devo- aons and assistant hostesses were to be Rena Way and Mrs. Lyle Stevens. · Part Chanter No. 35 O. E S meets Wednesday for regular meeting at 7:30 p. m. There will be no dinner served at this time but after the meeting entertainment and refreshments will be furnished. The Union township leaders plan to hold a covered dish luncheon Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Ernest Buss. The lesson to be studied will be "Pattern Alterations." The .meeting starts at U a. m. and members are to bring covered dish, sandwiches and table service. Mrs. Verncr Koons of Britt was a Sunday dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ludwig, 214 N. Second. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Carroll were called to Davenport Sunday by :he death of his mother, Mrs. A. W. Carroll. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ludwig received a letter Monday from their son, Gene Ludwig, storekeeper 2/c of the U. S. navy, written Jan. 5 rorn the Admiralty Islands, stat- ng that he is in good spirits and eeling fine. / WATCHMAKER AT CLEAR LAKE DIES Clint Davis Succumbs to Heart Attack Clear.Lake--Clinton L. Davis, 76, 210 North 4th street, Jied at his home at 3:45 o'clock Tuesday morning. He had suffered a heart attack a week ago and since that time had been in bed a part of the Sme. Mr. Davis was , born in New York state, coming to Clear Lake when a lad. He followed the watchmaker profession all of his ife and at the present time had lis business in his home. He was Dresented^a 50 year membership certificate 'as: a member of the Verity lodge 250 of Clear Lake in 1940. . Surviving him are his sister, rtiss Katharine Davis, with whom le made his home. . . , Funeral services are now incom- Jlete. The body was taken to the Williams funeral home. SERGEANT MISSING Plymouth--Word has been received here by his wife that Sgt. lister Chehock, infantryman, is nissing in action in Germany. Sgt Chehock entered the service the fall of 1942. He is the youngest son of Paul Chehock. to r 3U from November, 1941, while a Pfc. he was a member of a party that flew to China on a secret mission. He was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant after completing officer candidate school at Ft Francis Warren, Wyo. He has been in Africa, the Holy Land arid Italy during his 21 months overseas. : .PFC. GEORGE H. COFFIN MISSING IN" BEGTDM--Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Coffin, 515 Hugh street, received word Tuesday morning from the war department stating: that their son, Pfc. George H. Coffin is reported missing- In action since Dec. 23 in Belgium. His parents received a letter from him written on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 23 from England .and had not learned that he had been moved to the continent of Europe. Pfc. Coffin attended the Clear Lake high school, Hamilton College of Commerce, where he was vice president of the student council, and formerly worked in the Corner-Drng 1 Store and Ford- Hopkins Drug. Mason City, before entering service. He took his basic training in the army at Camp Barkley, Tex., in the medical corps. He was transferred to the infantry and sent to Camp Atterbury, Ind., and then was transferred to the combat engineering unit in the medical detachment before going- overseas. He left the states In October and had been in England since that time. " The telegram stated: "The secretary of war desires to express his deep regret that your son, PFC. George H. Coffin, has been ---ortcd missing in action since Dec. 23 in Belgium. If fur- Ihcr details or other information is received you will bo promptly notified," IOWAN RETURNS TO U.S. FORCES Spent 3 Years Leading Philippine Guerrillas By DEAN SCHEDLEK With U. S. Forces on Luzon, (/P) A tall, blond American who spent nearly 3 years leading thousands of armed Filipino guerrillas against the Japanese, came put of the Luzon hills Tuesday eager to tell about enemy forces, learn the welfare of his parents hack home and get a pair of American-made shoes. . He is Capt. Bobert Lapham of Davenport, who began his hit- and-run warfare against the Japanese \vith 20 men and 7 rifles. · . He was a 2nd lieutenant when G_en. Douglas Mac Arthur ordered nun to go through the enemy lines m February, 1942 to organize bands. As his army grew he promoted himself to major. That left him plenty of ranks to pass out to Filipinos who brought in new guns and new men. · The strapping 6 foot guerrilla leader came through many'close calls unscathed and appeared at G-2 headquarters looking like a Holly wood-style cowboy--a beaten down garrison hat, long sideburns, native clothes and Japanese shoes with the toes cut out. He had to think for a minute to recall his age. It's 28. And to remember that his parents--Mr. and Mrs, C. E. Lapham--lived at 2805 Scott, Davenport, Iowa. He picked up his military background in-the University of Iowa reserve officers training corps, volunteered for service in the Philippines, fought in the Pam- panga arid'Bataan campaigns. Then, Lapham went on, "Early in February MacArthur ordered me and an American major to break through enemy lines across Bataan and work our way into Pampariga and out in the central Luzon provinces to organize guerrillas. / · "We took with ns 8 Americans, 4 of whom were officers, an* 10 Filipino scout non-coms to assist in organizing nnifs which could be broken into smaller elements for fast and speedy infiltration of the enemy area. "We slipped through the Japs and made our way to Clark field and Fort Stotsenburg where we got a small group instructed and started on their mission of fighting Japs at any and every turn. "Our main handicap at first was the small number of firearms We took only what we could carry and that was 6 rifles and as much ammunition as we could y Pack- Our original group 20 men to divide these-rifles with. But as we moved, Filipinos with guns- came and joined us adding to'our fire power. On Jan. 5 Lapham received orders through,. the underground network to begin an all but drive against the Japanese in his area He spread the word about his guerrillas that American troops were going to land in force and with this inspiration s l a s h e d avily into the confused Japanese "My men went to work immediately and up to Jan. 13 when I left them to come through the lines to headquarters they had account ed for at least 1,000' Japanea killed," Lapham said. "They caught the Japanese in groups of all sizes in villages an on the roads, by day and night eivlmr (hem almost no respite in their efforts to move troops am equipment through the central Lu zon areas. "They knocked out 43 trucks up to the time I left and had derailed one train between Munoz . and Guimba in Nueva Ecija (provinc east of present American positions.) They love to get train wrecking jobs. "They took up the rails on -*. curve and sent a troop train of ; cars carrying supplies and 2 with troops off into the rice swamps' The captain said he had more than 2,000 men in his forces and recently the Filipinos have been pouring in until he again has more men than guns. When Lapham walked into military intelligence offices here Tuesday he asked to see the commanding officer so he could tell what he knew about the enemy. Next was a new pair of shoes 'to replace the Japanese shoes that pinched his feet. And as soon a's he sees MacArthur, he wants to sit down and write some letters home. He twice got mail out by submarine bu{ he has not heard from his parents for 3 years. The shoes he wore into came were one size too small. "I have about a size 9 foot and all the Filipinos and Japanese were much smaller," he explained "I would take a Japanese shoe and cut out the top for toes but this was not too good in walking through the brush and streams Often with a little skill on the pan of my boys they would patch up a pair of shoes into fair shape, but they would not stand up under the severe pounding I gave them." The American supply officer offered Lapham his pick of any shoe in stock. He chose a pair of green canvas jungle boots. Lapham said he thought they were the finest in the world, but best of all--they GI Uses Milk Cans as Flying Bomb Models Headgnarters Air Service Comm a n d , England, (U.PJ--Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower have both been presented with perfect scale models of Hitler's "V-l flying bomb.". The models were made by S. Sgt. Paul DeVecchio of Jackson, Cal., w h o produced them in his spare time from discarded milk cans. The ex-carpenter soldier h a s made more t h a n 100 miniature buzz bombs" and his largest scale model, measuring 3 feet; has been jut on display by the "United States war department museum DeVecchio uses discarded cans n which powdered milk is packed .or army messes and he works on iiemiin free-hours after his-duty as fire chief at an air service command tsation in Britain. CHURCH VOTES GIFT Joice -- The Bethany Lutheran congregation voted to give an extra gift of 550 to the chaplain's service commission and $50 to the South American Mission. Backstage in Iowa Politics Sentiment Grows in Legislature to Extend 50. Per Cent Collections of Income Tax for Next Three Years By PAUL R. BUMBAKGER - (Iowa Daily Press Writer) Des Mplnes, (IDPA)-- Sentiment is growing in the Iowa le»isla e r e n cent'collecttafc of thertSe nTcot e ll , Republican leaders say that Gov. Robert D Blue came out em- f ttftex SSLSr*^ reinst ^TMnt of 100 per cer^coUecUo'ns L 1 OT £ " 3 . voca , tln g n " new or additional taxes" in his inaugural thoutS^n t I?SE) i PreferS t0 I6t the words s P eak f °r themSSJS ronf^H f. aboratlon - Proponents of both half and full income tax rates contend the governor supported their proposals ELBE EMPHASIS: By his speaking tone, Blue put strongest em- w hls . spe , ech on TMed for economy and avoidance of waste. He his voice to a positive, emphatic tone when he stated- · BARNES BLOCKED: Ward Barnes, Blue's campaign who likes to jest about being the "Sidney Hillman of the B ^ e m ?o S, f h tt c . onlronte ? b y a * tata ^ard official when he sought to SO through the inaugural receiving line. The official was skeptical about Barnes' connection %vith the Blue official party He finally relented MUng Barnes, one of 60 Eagle Grove resident down totoiSrttdr 1 fellow-townsman governor, that "it probably would be more trouble fo put you where you belong than to let you through." Next morning? reta " m executive o£fices fcore a nameplate--"Ward Barnes, Sec- M 1nAP £ OINT ? E ^Pi Re P Qrts ^ that Willis York, Madrid, may follow the route of Fred Gilbert, State Center, from the republican state chairmanship to the state highway commission. Others memioned i w n ap R?'" t ";fr ?»"«««- highway commission: Former State Rep. Walter Dietz, Walcott, and State Sen. Robert C Reilly Dubuque- stete superintendent of banking-S. R. Torgeson, Lake Mills, assistant 6th district committee .member of the republican stato central com tZ r^, b h°r rd oIfcon ^ ol ,- A -. A - Cob « rn . Cherokee, farmer member^ republican state delegation to the national party convention last ?iStriCt ^l rab ^'° £ , the state G - °' P- committee Ind for 10 years chairman of the Cherokee county organization EASED PKESSUKE: Lt. Gov. K. A. Evans t6ok advantage of an o ' ? f , 1 U U d ? ri ? g WhJC} ? Presiden t P" ^m Stanley Hart prJdS over the senate to complete committee assignments. He announced them Thursday, the day he took office, relieving senator! a V pressure for assignments. This was not possible for Speaker of the House Har* day in presidins « and sli " : Felt ° n T as more near1 *' a unanimous choice of » o a ? y ?P eaker ch °sen in recent years. He tells col- eagues that he is not in favor of "breaking any speed laws 'in ad- the 0?her hand - ««« '^embers BITS: Believe it or not, former Speaker Henry W. Burma Blue's primary opponent, has been mentioned for secretary of the G O P 6 TM c ° mmittee ---- So na s R- O. Brock, county auditor; at win f f ' i ·? l · s soon Wll! emor s c in the session-- democra will offer a rcsolut.on m support of the Red Rock dam proposal anTM 11 °" e lambastlng a m""i-miHion proposal? 11 °" e lambastlng a an a n dollar federal aid to schools WINGS PROM TOP AIR ACE-Ammca's top-ranking air ace with 40 fails'to his credit, Major Richard I. Bong of Poplar, Wis., presents wings to Eva Doty, an AWVS member in Chicago. Bong, it has been disclosed, is through with combat flying; he is soon to be wed to his hometown sweetheart. ' · · · . . . . MID-CONTINENT GETS NEW ROUTE Extension of New Orleans Granted Award to Mid-Continent'Air- Sees Quick Revival in Floral Oils Washington, (U.PJ--It is still a natter o£ conjecture how soon Trench floral and essential oils .vill again be available to" manu- xi,.n, u ,, i«i u -,uiuam» ^ir- acturers of perfumes and toilet lines of a new route, Kansas City preparations, according to L. A. to New Orleans, was made-Tues- Barber of the drugs and pharma- day by the civil aeronautics board, ceuticals unit, bureau o£ foreign according to an announcement by and domestic commerce. J- W. Miller, president of Mid- With the driving out of the Ger- Continent. Intermediate stops de- mans, production of these oils, in stgnated on the route are Joplin, which France led the world for Mo.; Tulsa and Muskogee, Okla.; many years, is one French Indus- For t Smith and Texarkana; Ark., ry which lends itself to a quick ancl Shreveport, La. revival, he said in a recent article Mid-Continent, flying Kansas n Foreign Commerce Weekly,'a City to Tulsa direct and via Joplin publication of the department of w i u adl * 592 miles to its 1938 route enmmptvo / miles now operating in the great mid-continent area of the United commerce. Barber, pointing out that the French embassy here had request- States. The operation of this long ed a full report on the present sou ght f £t . er route by Mid-Conti- tatus of the industrv snirl tnanv n ent Airlines will provide onp- tatus of the industry, said many conflicting reports as to the ex- ent of disruption or damage to he industry during the war had seen received. · Emphasizing that several U. S. ompanies have well _ established ilants in France, Barber said that i current and accurate story of onditions in the industry is leeded "by both French and United States interests." He estimated that the U. S. vould be able to utilize 154,500 alograms of floral and essential ils annually--most _ being pro- :uced exclusively in France. Cur- ·ent stocks in the U. S., he said, lave become depleted because -of he stoppage:"of^exports,.to-:mrin^- axis nations, -'"-.-· ' '· ·« : FDR to Ask for National Service Act. Washington, (JP)--P r e s i d e n t loosevelt is preparing to send ongress a special message favor- ng national service legislation. As a preliminary, he held a vhite house conference Tuesday vith service chiefs and legislators oncerned with the subject. It was not disclosed when the lessage would go to the capitol. In is recent message on the state of he union, Mr. Roosevelt came out mphatically for universal service nd said he would communicate vith congress on it later. Conferring at the white house vere General George C. Marshall, army chief of staff; Admiral Ernst J. King, commander in chief of he fleet Chairman Thomas (D.- Jtah), of the senate military com- nittee, · ahd Senator Austin of Vermont, ranking republican in hat group; Chairman May (D.- ty.), of the house military committee and Representatives Thomason (D.-Tex.), and Andrews (RN. Y.), members of that commit- ee. Officials said that while no final decision had been reached at the time the white house conference was called this morning, the president was thinking about sending a hort message. / .MJTJIERANS:ELECT.. .-. Eidgeway -L- The:: R i d g:e w a £ U nrte'd Lutheran congregation elected the following officers for the year 1945: Secretary, Elmer Bergan; treasurer, B: G.-Guttormson; trustees, M. R. Ringoen, Ellis Pilgrim and Alfred Magnus; janitor and cemetery upkeep, Sander Thompson; organist, Spencer Bakken; ushers, Marvin Nygaard and Russell Buzt. U. S. W. MEET Chester--The first meeting since he organization of the United Service Women was held at the lome of Mrs. Arthur Zidlicky. Vork was started on several pairs f hospital slippers and other irojects were discussed. A 10 cent unch was served. RETURNS TO DUTY Hanlontown--Mrs. Victor Hammond left Saturday for San Francisco where he is employed as a hipfitter in the shipyards. Hs las spent a month with his family lere. His niece, Mrs. Ruth Mc-loud, accompanied him 'to San 'rancisco %vhere she expects to ind employment. SHIPS MULES M a n l y -- Fred Hur.chis, wen nown breeder of good mules, cat- le and other livestock in the lanly vicinity, sent out one load f mules to Atlanta, Ga., and anther to Memphis, Tenn., the past .veek. The shipment and sale con- isted of 52 head of mules f. FARMERS MEET Garner--The Garner night school fill hold a session Jan. 22 at the lamer high school under the di- ection of Dean Nerclig, voca- :onal agriculture instructor in the lamer schools. "Shall I Buy a "arm" will be the topic for discus- ion. nent Airlines vail provide one- carrier through service to New Orleans from Kansas City-Tulsa- Omaha-Minneapolis - and other northern cities now served by Mid-Continent, Miller pointed out. ; Inauguration of the new service depends upon allocation to Mid- TAKES TEACHER JOB Bristow--Mrs. Charles Yost Jr has accepted the position caused by,the resignation of Mrs. Eva Early and will begin.next Monday as teacher of grades 4, 5 and 6 in our public school. Mrs. Early resigned because of her health.' PRIVATE GIVEN HIGHEST HONOR ·* Awarded Congressional Medal Posthumously . ' Washington, (U.PJ--Pvt. Furman L. Smith, sharp-shooting South Carolinan who won the praise ol his entire company for unsurpassed bravery when he stopped 80 Germans invltaly with his M-l Garand rifle, Wednesday, will receive posthumously the .nation's highest honor--the congressional medal of honor. Presentation will be made by Maj. Gen. John H. Hester, Camp Cro£t, S. Car., to the soldier's father, Charles Leonard Smith, 'at his home in Central, S. Car, at 3 p. m. EWT. His mother will also be present. -Smith, 20, died last May 31, on a slope near Lanuvio, Italy. The farm boy had established a record for . superior marksmanship, and his comrades of the 135th regiment, 34th infantry division, recalled his claim that be could handle a whole German regiment with his M-l. : On the morning of May 31, Smith's squad captured a German strcngpoint, killing eight and capturing 18 Germans. While others occupied the positions just captured, Smith's squad moved on but was soon forced back by intense enemy fire. In the meantime, however S/Sgt. David Lopez, Chicago, and Sgt. Orval Houser, Knoxville Iowa, fell wounded. Lt. Col. Fillmore K. Mearns, 3rd battalion commander, Berkeley, Cal., told how Smith carried the 2 wounded men to a, shell hole and then occupied another himself. "He told up the fight,"'Mearns said, "firine clip after clip, so accurately and intensely the advancing Germans broke as men fell all around. They reorganized and charged. Tea were billed by Pvt. Smith's M-l and the field was littered with enemy wounded. One German closed in and killed Smith with a' machine-pistol." First Lt. William B. Pilliam Detroit,'said: "The end was inevitable. We all knew that, including Pvt. Smith. But when the Germans that were left rushed our position we beat them back. The next morning we attacked and de-, stroyed the entire outfit and res- --··--r-- -*--~ "^u^iiuvn LU iviiu- cued the two wounded noncoms L-ontinent of additional aircraft' whom the Germans took back as from the government and it is be- prisoners." lieved that this will be forthcoming at a reasonably early date. Announcement of the new award comes shortly after inauguration by Mid^ Continent of new Douglas DC-3 schedules throughout the company's system. Ski Enthusiasts Meet; First, Third Armies join Forces in France .With 8|th V: S. Infantry Division,;. Ardennes,; Belgium, (ff)--. "Nice 3ay for skiing," the capi "'· tain said to the sergeant as they met along the icy river Ourthe. And that is how the first and 3rd armies linked up Monday. The linking was done by 2 ski enthusiasts from Seattle, Wash, who met for the first time in lonely, enemy-infested country south of Laroche. They are Capt. Norman Brooks of the 4th U. S. cavalry group, and Sgt. Lawrence F. Becker Becker led a patrol from the 3rd army; Brooks from the first. the French. PRINT CREPES AND PRINT JERSEYS g.95 ^^ and np ..If winter comes, can Spring be far behind? . . . Break into print to herald the coming of the new season . . . pencil slim crepes and jersej's, bright with gay, splashy floral design. Chose from a variety of styles in thrilling new colors. Sizes for Misses, Juniors, Women. Half sizes.

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