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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

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16 Tuesday, Feb. 29, 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ADVANCED IN NAVY--iiur- scbel O'Brien has beta advanced to aviation machinist's male 2/c somewhere in the Pacific where he has been on active duty since last August. Mate O'Brien entered the service in September, 1942, and took his boot training at the Great Lakes, later attending machinist school in Chicago. His wife lives at 653 3rd N. E. --V-- COMMISSIONED E X SIG N-Harry 3. Franck, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Franck, Sr., 319 Kentucky S. E., was sworn in as an ensign in the tl. S. naval reserve at graduation evercises for Northwestern university's naval K. O. T. C. last Saturday. Ensign Franck is now spending- a week's leave here after which he will go to Philadelphia to attend a. sub-chaser school. (Lock photo) ----V-- GETS C O M M I S S I O N AND LEAVE--Frank J.. Jewell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Jewell, 413 1st N. W., came home Monday from San Marcos, Tex., where he was graduated last Saturday as an aerial navigator from the air forces navigation school and received the commission of 2nd lieutenant. Lt. Jewell entered service with the army air corps a year ago and took his first training .. at JeJfersou Barracks, Mo. Later he went to Michigan State college,-Lansing, Mich., and from there to San Antonio. Tex., ·where he was classified as navigator. After further training at Ellington field. Houston, Tex., he was sent io San Marcos, where he recently completed his training. Lt. Jewell will report to Boise, Idaho, at the end of his leave on March 12. It. Jewell's, father is com- mandrr of Clausen-Wordeu post of the American Legion in Mason City. --V-Approximately 600,000 acres in this country will be used lor raising tomatoes 'this year, the U. S Department of Agriculture estimates. EKV TC HIM wt« save ywir eyes As Low As $1.00 a Week GLASSES on CREDIT DR. G. F, FAILOR, Opf. JENSfNOPTICAlCa L 9'/ 2 No. Federal J your Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE What They Are Doing PROMOTED TO RADARMAN 3/C--Thomas E. Kafferty, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Rafferty, Sr., 252 12th S. E-., has been promoted to radar- man 3/c somewhere in the south Pacific where he is now on duty. Radarman Rafferty entered the service in September, 1942, and holds a' campaign bar with 7 ribbons indicating participation in 7 major battles in the Sicilian campaign. He was here on leave about a year ago before being transferred to the Pacific area. A brother, Pfc. Gerald D. Rafferty, who has been in north Africa since the first contingent of the national guard from Mason City went there is expected home soon. He was wounded in the African campaign and has been receiving treatment for his eyes since that iime. --V-- W. Lund has gone Cal., following a j Pfc. Overall i Fort Ord, week's wite ai, ^.iu on.i i*. r. uim ins - ~ ---- r ~~ ~ mother, Mrs. Mamie Lund at the iTM l f, ome s ° countn " and island Delaware apartments. Pfc. Lund battle zones had just finished his basic training at Camp Fannin, Tex. Pvt. Robert E. Ruijjh, sou of K. C. Ruigh, Meservey, has ar rirec! at Greensboro," ??. Car., basic training center No. 10, for reclassification in the army air forces. Pvt. Ruigli Is a graduate of the Meservey high school and attended Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls. He entered the service last June. Pvt. Dale Schmidt, son* of Mr. ADVANCED RATING-has been received that GETS Word Willis li. Conklin, overseas since ·last fall, has received the rating of pharmacist's mate 2/c. Conk- liu's wife and daughter live at 203 13th X E. He is the son of Mrs. L. F. Demon at 904 10th N. E. Before entering the service in July, 1942, Conklin was employed at the Osco Self Service drug store. -- V-- this is made at the direct re quest of the military. In all Jr-vt. Bale Schmidt, sorf of Mr. ca ?^,, pr ', ces r ° r these ilcRls » r e and Mrs. A. L. Schmidt, 403 9th ac ^? all y £P lo w cost. S. E., is attending the ASTP at V 1 ?,. °" lce of civil 'an defense Fort Benning, Ga. Pvt Schmidt a - nd the American Hospital asso PROMOTED TO SERGEANT-Charles H. Gagnon, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gagnon, 206 26th S. W., has been advanced to the rank of sergeant at Santa Barbara, Cal.. where he has been stationed since the first of the year. Sgt. Gagnon is an aviation ground crew mechanic with the marines. He was home in January from 11 months of overseas duty in thc southwest Pacific. 3 Members of Family Go to War in a Day Manly--A most unusual event took place Sunday when 3 members of the Weslly families left within 24 hours to enter military service. The fourth went back to his studies at Iowa tmiversity reacly to go into the service at expiration of his training Dr. and Mrs. S. S. Westly had a noonday dinner, which was coni- pleti for Ihc 2 families, with the -"cep.tion of Dr. G. S. Westly. who doing foreign service in the sur-- department. esent were Capt. and Mrs. DpuSjas McPeak and son, Allen, " ' ~ . ;M c peak left enter foreign Also present were: Soren and Mrs. Weslly an d children, Scottie. and Perry Michael. Soren left the same day for " "" ~ where he will enter FIRST REAL MILK IN 2 YEARS--Yum, yum! Sgt Russell Ferguson, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Ferguson, 918 8th N. E., shown at right, and Staff Sgt. Loren R. Buelow, Charles City, 2 infantrymen who have returned to this country under the army's rotation plan, bury their noses in a glass of milk--the first they have had since they left this country almost 2 years ago. The picture was taken shortly after they stepped off the ship which returned them to America. "We had nothing but canned milk over there," Sgt. Ferguson said. "The army wouldn't let us drink the Algerian milk. It was too likely to be contaminated," Milk was thc first request of many of the returning men. Sgt. Ferguson left Mason City with the national guard in 1941. · --V-- * v-Whereabouts | Red Cross in the War Do You Know? More than 4,471 Red furlough here visiting his j workers are now overseas ren- it 210 3rd N. E and his Coving service to the armed forces · MVC n.ri«« T ,, nr - t «u- m some oO countries and island BACK FROM CASABLANCA-- Cpl. Johnnie Strandquist, son of Mrs. Eimira Strandquist, 115 fith S. W., has arrived in the States from Casablanca and is now in Thomasville, Ga., at a hospital undergoing tests and treatments before being seut home. He writes that he has been walking on crutches for the last 3 months. Cpl. Strandquist enlisted in April, 1941, ..trained at Camp Claiborne, La., and went with the first contingent of U. S. soldiers sent overseas. His record lists him as head machine gunner who fought all through the Tunisian campaign, can- tured by nails in major battle, escaped and was wounded in both ankles. He was in Italy a short time and had spent the last 4 months in American hospitals in Africa. --V-DRIVE GETS START New Hampton--The Chickasaw county Red Cross quota of $10,000 has a start of more than $1,500 collected by H. V. Maas of New Cross Hampton, special gift chairman. age is more than 3,000,000 dressings a day. The only charge made for anything in Red Cross overseas clubs Is for food and lodging, and Red Cross Sends Seeds to Prisoners Washington -- Vegetable seeds and small garden tools are soon lo be distributed to American? in German prison camps, it was announced here by the American Red Cross. . The Bed Cross ship TUangalorc carried a consignment of 648 garden kits along with other Red Cross supplies on a recent trip to Europe. The garden kits have been turned over to the International Red Cross committee in Geneva, whose representatives xvill distribute them to prison camps on their regular visits. Each kit contains 14 varieties or vegetable seeds and 3 combination hoes and weeders. Gardens planted and cultivated by the prisoners will provide them with much needed fresh vegetables. Inadequacies of basic camp food have been partially overcome by providing prisoners with Red Cross food packages which-contain nutritious foods and vitamins With fresh vegetables from their gardens supptementine both basic camp food and Red Cross f o o d packages, prisoners will be gettin" more balanced diets. The seeds, selected bv the U S department of agriculture, include lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, cabbage, radish, beets, carrots, onion, tomato, parsnips, turnip, sweet corn, dwarf greenbeans and peas Great importance is attached to this service of the American Red Cross, for in addition lo helping correct inadequacies of camp food the gardens will give the men occupational hobbies. The British Royal Horticultural society for to prison camps where British servicemen are held. Sunday night for Carlisle Barracks, Pa. . Pfc. Stephen Weslly, wiio returned, to his studies at Iowa university, will enter service at ex piration of his medical training. Malcolm, at home. Other guest- were Mrs. Don McPeak and soi Roddy of Rochester, mother anc brother of Capt. McPeak. Dr. S. S. and Dr. G. S. are brothers, and their wives are sis ters. Malcolm attending public school has not decided whether he is going to Become a doctor, but his friends say thc odds are 3 lo 1 he will. He is a talented musician. During the past 2 years 1,000,000,000 surgical dressings have been made by Red Cross volunteers and shipped to medical depots. Today the production aver itenanc- ... ,.,,.,_ pitals. The OCD and the American Red Cross continue joint sponsorship of the Nurse's- aide program, which does not include the training oE men volunteers. 99% of U. S. Boats Got to Russia Safely Washington, (U.P.) -- Ninety-nine out of every 100 ships carrying American 1 end-lease supplies to Russia last year got through safely, a marked improvement over 1942 when only 88 out of 100 escaped the nazi U-boats and bombers stalking the convoy routes to the soviet union. Foreign Economic Administrator Leo T. Crowley. in the first lend lease report giving any indication of the amount of United States aid actually delivered to Russia, said a total of 8,400,000 tons of supplies worth 54,243,804.000 had reached there since the beginning of the program in October. 1941. The supplies include 7,800 planes. 4,700 tanks and tank destroyers, 170,000 trucks and 177,000 tons of explosives. ' In 1943, shipments to the red army totalled 5,400,000 tons, almost double.those of the previous year, he said. But equally important in 1943 was the iact that only one per cent of the ships carry- injr this cargo was sunk. Previous reports on U. S. aid to the allies merely noted the tonnage laid down at an American pier for delivery but gave no hint as- to the amount that finally reached the hands of the recipient nation. Meanwhile the department of agriculture disclosed that total 1943 lend-lease food exports amounted to 11.488,000 pounds, thc These shipments included 79, 850,000 pounds of butter and 1.944,979,137 pounds of meat. Food shipments last year were almost double that of 3942. --V-Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Siisa, near the Persian Guif. is considered to have thc longest continuous existence of any city INCOME TAX Service Bureau 213 FIRST NATIONAL BANK BLDG. TELEPHONE 1026 H A S L E A V E--Harold "Jim" Cutler, storekeeper 3/c, is spending a week's leave from (he navy supply depot at Oakland. Cal., with his parents, Air. and Mrs. J. X. Cutler. 23 Oak drive. This is his first leave since he joined the navy, Feb. 9, 1943. He received his boot training at Farrasut. Idaho. Gets Corporal's Rank · and Furlough Same Day Allison--Mrs. Virgil Slade received a telephone call from her husband, Cpl. Virgil Slade telling her that he had won high score on thc rifle range that day, that he had been awarded a 15-day furioitgh and would be home soon. Slade also received his corporal stripes the same day. He was Inducted into the army Feb. 24, 1943, and was sent to Camp Clark, Mo., where he served as guard for prisoners of war. He was home in May on a short leave when a daughter was born. On his return he was transferred to Scottsbluff, Nebr., where he stiil is stationed with supply quarters. His wife and daughter, Juditli Kae, make their home in Allisou during his absence. BADOGLIO ASKS TO KEEP POWER t Says He Is One Who "Dumped Out Fascism" By UICHAHD G. MASSOCK Naples, (A'j--Premier lilarshal Pietro Badoglio, asserting "It was I who dumped out fascism," declared firmly in an interview that he intended to stay in power witn his present government until King Vittorio Emanuele "finds a better one." While British Prime Minister Churchill has said the allies would reconsider the political situation after their a r m i e s reached Rome, Badoglio asked "Who will there be in Rome?" and immediately answered with "Nobody else." "If His Majesty founds a political government after we get there, I will get out," the marshal sin'd. "If he does r.ot, then 1 will stay." He indicated that his government hoped to remain in rjow- er until all Ihe Gcivnuns are chased out of Italy. Badoglio, who received me in his office at the new seat of his government in a picturdsque Italian town, said he hud asked in United States and Great Britain to accept his government as a full-fledged ally against Germany. "I have asked for an alliance and I am ready to do everything necessary to gain it," said the premier who surrendered to the allies, signed the armistice and then declared war on Germany as a co- belligerent. "Your chief said that Ihey were not fighting the Italian people, hut only Mussolini and fascism," the 74 year old marshal observed. "Who threw out Mussolini? It was I who dumped out fascism. It was I." Although he appeared to have iHECHEilS Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. aged considerably since I last saw him less than 3 years ago when we were neighbors in Rome, the marshal is as spry as any active officer who lias kept himself iri fighting trim. His eyes sparkled as we talked. Badoglio said he could put 10 divisions of Italian troops into the field if the allies would arm and equip them. "That's why" I asked Cor the armistice," he said, "because we had so few weapons." Parents Believe. Son Prisoner of Germans Osage --From a member of Lt. Ralph Martin's squadron comes the news that his plane was crippled, but "didn't go into a spin," and that "it wasn't in flames." Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin have not had direct word, but feel confident that either their son and his crew are German prisoners, or are- in friendly hands. taim WALLPAPER JiORTI U is a tradition that each state for which a battleship is named shall contribute a silver service to the ship's officers' -mess. BETTED VISIQH --MORE COHFOR1 SMARTER STfL£ YOU GET THEM ALL HERE · Uur complete eyesight service' assures you of accurate examination ami the correct fitting of glasses, if you need them. li\e comfort will come from ihc relief your* glasses will give you, and too, you may be sure of /hiding (he most modern styles in ynarl eye-Near when you visit us. Come in for a compIctc check-up. M A C E ' S Smith Optical Co. Realism... now and after the war B U S I N E S S MPOKT FOR 1941 U accordance with tie Anaaii Ststemmc u of December 31, I93 filed with the New York Sttle IniutMce Department. OBLIGATIONS TO rOUCrKOLDEMS. BENEF[CMItltS,AND OTHERS *·*!«»««"·*·«*·* *»L«, ..... »S,S3T,39S,«1.67 £hil .mount, totetiur with future premium, mad mler««t. » rtquir.d to u»ur. p.yjn.nt o( .11 filur« policy btn.Su. ....... 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They know that economic tides ebb and flow; that the future, like the past, will experience good times and bad; that when bad times come, many people will face economic hardships. ' They know that they, like everyone else, are growing older; that the life of any individual is uncertain; and that in accordance with the immutable laws of nature, heads of families win continue to pass on. .Knowing these things, some 30 million people insured by Metropolitan are providing definite measures of protection against these uncertainties of life through some 29 billion dollars of life insurance. In addition to providing an anchor to windward for the individuals involved and for their families, the thrift of these policyholders is bound'to be of a stabilizing character during the postwar period. \ This is Postwar Realism of the highest order. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (,l MUTUAL CO.MPAKY) f TOTAL ASSETS TO MEET OBLIGATIONS t6,463,»03,SI.S9 divided into I Obliialiom by $-106,535,718.02. 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