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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 16, 1945
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LIST CRITICAL INDUSTRIES Divide Essential Group Into 2 Categories W a s h i n g t o n , (/P)--The war manpower commission Tuesday divided its list of 35 essential activities into 2 general divisions, labelling one "critical." The breakdown was issued as a guide to selective service in drafting men 26 through 29. In line with the directive of War Mobilization Director Byrnes, registrants in wock on this top- priority list will be held on their jobs as long- as possible to prevent disruption of war production. Those at work in activities making up the balance of the-list will be the'first called to meet the quota for some 200,000 men of this age group-by July 1. .All jobs in 7 general categories were designated as critical. These are: Production of aircraft, -and . parts; production of ships, boats and parts; production of ordnance and accessories; production of ammunition; production of metal shapes and forgings for essential products; production of machinery; and production of essential rubber products. Except for scrap salvage, all Jobs in smelting, refining and rolling of metals were listed as critical. In the transportation services, coal mining and petroleum classifications, most jobs were rated as critical. The job listings were issued as President Roosevelt conferred with service chiefs arid legislators preliminary to sending a special message to congress' fav- I oring national service legislation The president asked tor such leg- Ji Jslation in his recent state of the I: union message. K "There is an urgency in this · I matter," said Chairman Thomas ·' (D.-Utah) of the senate military ·committee after the conference. The message probably will reach · capital hill within a day or 2. i(l In the job listings some pro- Ijduction of textiles, transportation Ji equipment, industrial and agri- ·[ cultural equipment, chemicals ·land allied products, arid corn- it municati on equipment also re- · ceived top rating. T Classifications with no critical JpisUngs include agriculture and ·(commercial fishing; finishing of ^'essential metal products; and production of apparel. j WMC said that technical, scien- O^n resear , cl l Personnel en- auic autcmluJHI f^JkWZSrSK KeTnTh Itafccal activities, whether or not aura " ea mucn Jpie particular activity appears on lithe priority list. . MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE STUDY IN COMPARISON--The size of a B-29 can be judged by the men shown working on the tail assembly of one of the big ships at his base on Saipan in the Marianas. Although! the enemy has launched many attacks against our base here, the Superfortresses continue to blast industrial targets in the Jap homeland. This is an official U. S. air forces-photo. Connecticut Senator Dies of Heart Attack Meriden, Conn., (/P)--United States Senator Francis T. Maloney (D), 50, ill since Jan. 1, died of a heart attack at the Meriden hospital Tuesday. Maloney, who was serving his 2nd term, died while in a light sleep. Among his more important congressional assignments were chairmanship of a special committee investigating gasoline and fuel oil shortages in 1943 and 1944 and later, chairmanship of the important 11 member oil investigating committee concerned with international petroleum production and distribution. Malbney's congressional reorganization bill, a lengthy mea--- -"-- - " a n d - - Maloney supported the social opposed; tfie"pTesiaeat's : plan "l reorganize the supreme court in 1937. KAFER RITES WEDNESDAY Funeral services for Herman Kafer, 52, who died at his home 1226 E. State, Sunday, will be held Wednesday at 1 p. m. at the Major Memorial chapel. The Rev W F Dierking of the First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. The Major funeral home will be in charge. SUPER-WARM LIFE NATIONA1LV AOVIRTISID Expertly tailored . . . the famous BARBOUR FLEECE fabric outside, «nd the finest mil combed, showerproof cotton gabardine mside. Smart, snug protection against the elements. Sizes 6 to 16. A truly wonder value at $ NEED TEAMWORK SAYS NEW CHIEF Americans Can Solve Postwar Ills, He Says Kansas City--"What Americans mak * u » thelr minds to tackle a problem and town 1 --as we say--is si to the imagination. ,,. and in Berlin, there are of jittery men who to this. In the spac- ,, almost, they watched us raise and equip the mightiest fighting force in history. In every corner of the world, they have had to face the armies of America's allies, fortified and inspired by the arms that poured like a flood from our production line. There is no reason on earth why this same degree of unity in thought and action cannot be employed to solve our post-war problems--and mainly the problem of readjustment for those who are now in military service!"' That is'the-opinion of Jean A Brunner, Forest Hills, N. Y. commarider-in-chief of the .Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. His summation was delivered at a conference o£ V. F. W state and national officers of the nation, \yjio. convened in Kansas City, Mo., for three days recently "You must agree that the teamwork of our armed forces on the battlefield has been duplicated on our production fronts in every community throughout the land. If anyone doubt? this, let him look at the almost unbelievable production records established by American workers and management," continued the V. F. W leader. "Nearly 80,000 planes were buil in our factories in the single year of 1943. That number will show an increase for the year 1944 when the final results are totaled. There are some 1,000 fighting ships apart from auxiliary craft in the United States fleet today. On Dec 7, 1941, we had only 300.fighting ships," said the national leader of the Gold Stripe veterans organization. 'These accomplisments must be duplicated in the post-war era in the production of jobs, rehabilitation ol our'servicemen, the cai'e of their dependents, and /3e cisive action for the prevention o.. future world tragedies such as the present. The Veterans of Foreign Wars intends to strive to its utmost to see that these goals are achieved and, foremost, that the country does not let down the men who carried the ball when the going was tough--the nation's fighting men who may need helping hand." ROTARIANS TOLD ABOUT SEA DUTY BY BREESE, HILL Mason Cityans Tell About Life on Board Destroyer Escort GM 1/c Ivan Hill and S 1/c Brooks Breese, home on leave after 16 months aboard a destroyer escort vessel in the south Pacific, were guests of the Rotary club at their luncheon meeting Monday at the Hotel Hariford. The pair, who were together throughout their sea duty, from ie time they lelt New York bar-1 jor aboard the then new DE,' until their return to state-side a few weeks ago, described life aboard ship and some of their experiences. Seaman Bre«se Mid, toniue in cheek, that hi* shipboard duties consisted mostly of chipplnc off paint and then painUnr all over ualn. Mate' Hill, acreeinc, said that was how he earned HIS rate, too. Both boys agreed that life on a DE was by far the best the -navy offered--rood toot, good living quarters--if you aren't allergic to rough seas. Hill said he was surprised how well-informed the average civilian is about. Pacific action and strategy, and expressed the feeling that news reports from the Pacific theater are accurate and complete, civilians know less about life on the high seas than about naval action, he said. "It's simple if you live it, but hard to explain," he commented, explaining, briefly how the crew was divided into 3 sections which stood watch . in shifts, devoting the rest, of the time to work, recreation and--especially, to hear him tell it--to chow. Th'eir DE was "the best afloat" as far as gunnery, cleanliness and crew behavior went, the pair agreed. Breese explained that a DE is not a combat ship; it was designed originally to knock out the sub menace and is now used principally for convoy work. It is slower, lighter and less maneu- yerable than the destroyer which it resembles in size and appearance. · Carl pwyer, January program chairman, introduced the speakers. It was announced that the club board had decided to allot $50 yearly to the Mason City information center for returning veterans. The money will be taken from a fund into which £* t.??u!i cian wm put a doUar on his birthday. 2 Goldfield Officers Have Chat in Rome PX GoUfieU--Lt. John Whyte and Lt. Dale. Samuelson, 2 local boys serving in the army and air corps, respectively met recently at a PX at Rome, Italy. Lt, Whyte only recently returned to Italy after spending a furlough here and he and Lt. Samuelson enjoyed a fine visit. SUFFERS FRACTURE Rock Falb--Roland GorkowsW son of Mr. and Mrs: C. G. Gorkowski, suffered a fracture of his leg above the knee Sunday afternoon while riding a pony. The pony fell catching Roland's leg underneath it. DIES AT AUSTIN, MINN. Chester--Burial services f o r Emma Wagner ot Austin, Minn., were conducted in Chester HiU cemetery Monday afternoon. Mrs. Wagner was a former resident of this community, having spent her early life here. to The art of painting is said «, lave been introduced in Rome Jom Etruria by Quintus Fabius 291 years before Christ. TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1945 OLDEST NASHUA RESIDENT DIES .Rites to Be Wednesday for Mrs. Judith Hall, 91 Nashua -- Mrs. Judith Hail, Nashua's oldest resident, who would have been 92 Feb. 16, died She was the daughter of Alfred and Margaret Kelley, born at Nova Scotia, Canada. As a child she lived in Illinois, and came to Iowa 60 years ago. She was married to George Hall, who died 33 years ago. All of their married life was spent ?° u 2 d £ edar FaUs a* 111 Waterloo, his death, occuring in Waterloo Mr. Hall was a melon grower. Six children were horn, one preceding 'them. Surviving are Mrs. Anna Kruger, Clyde, Cedar Falls; Roy, Austin, Minn.; William Nashua; Charles, North Dakota The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m., at the Brown funeral home in Cedar Falls AVIAtWCADET KILLED IN CRASH Iowa Falls _ Aviation Cadet Donald Smith, 22, was killed in an airplane crash at Orummonds Tenn., 30 miles north of Memphis iunday night, according to a message received Monday by his father, Glenn W. Smith. Cadet Smith would have completed his training as a pilot early next month, and the family was expecting him home on a furlough m a few weeks. He began service m March, 1942, and had received previous training at the army air field at Blytheville, Ark. A military escort will accompany the body to Iowa Falls. Survivors include his father and 2 brothers, Kenneth and Irvin. MATERIAL ARRIVES Nora Sprinrs-- Mrs. Carl Crowell, chairman of the Red Cross surgical dressing project, reports the completion of 14,342 4x6" surgical sponges in the period from Sept 15 to Dec. 30. A new shipment of material has now been received More workers are needed at the Monday and Wednesday afternoon work sessions from 1 until 4 o clock and -Wednesday evenings from 7 1o 9. 1ST XT. VICTOR B. JENSEN BECOMES PILOT INSTRUCTOR--First Lt Victor B. Jensen, son of Mr. and Sirs. Walter L. JenMn, of 302 S. 4th St., has been assigned to duty as · pilot instructor in the B-24 transition pilot school at Kirtland Field, Albuquerque,. N. Mex. Lt Jensen was graduated from Ventura, Cal., junior college In 1942 and afterward became an em- ploye of an oil company there, prior to entering the air force in December of that year. While servinr in Italy as a Liberator bomber pilot he completed 50 missions aad was awarded the distinguished flying cross, the air medal with four oak leaf clusters and distinguished unit citation with one cluster. He has two brothers in the service--We. Gilbert R, Jensen, in China, with the air force, and Set. Joe W. Jensen, In air transport command at Hamilton Field, San Francisco. FDR Pledges American Aid to Greece Washington, {JP} -- President Roosevelt has pledged American aid in the rehabilitation of Greece ''in collaboration with our allies." A state department announcement said the pledge was contained In' a message to Prime Minister Nicolas Plastiras of Greece. The message took nc\te of promises by Plastiras that the end of hostilities in Greece "will not be followed by reprisals but will be the prelude to early decisions by means of free democratic processes on the vexed questions which led to civil strife." Mr. Roosevelt's message was !n answer to a telegram from the Greek leader, asking for .American support in the reconstruction of Greece. Although Mr. Roosevelt's message was taken as an expression of support for Plastiras, it did not indicate how far this country is willjng to go in helping solve the international political problein raised by the strife in Greece. It is understood the president is withholding a detailed statement of American policy until he has conferred with Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin.' Board Establishes Rattlesnake Bonus New Hampton--The Chickasaw county board ol 'supervisors have placed a- 25-cent bonus on rattlesnakes; 10 cents for crows and 5 cents for gophers. They also appointed John Sheridan, jr., Lawler, as Stapleton township assessor. The novelist Somerset Maugham became a physic!an at his family's insistence but never practiced. James Russell Lowell was the god-father of Virginia Woolf, English novelist, critic,-and essayist. Cedar Rapids Mother Gives Birth to Triplets Cedar Rapids, {*)--Triplets--2 girls and a boy--were born 2- months prematurely to Mr. and Mrs. George McLaud Monday night and early Tuesday morning at Mercy hospital here. ' Their physician said they are in an incubator where every effort is being made .to keep them alive. He said it would be at least a week before they are out-of danger. A girl, Rebecca Anne, weighing 2 pounds 12 ounces, was born at 11:30 p. m. Monday. The second girl, weighing 2 pounds,, 13 ounces, followed at 12:05 a. m. Tuesday, and the boy 10 minutes later. Nei- Say Engineer of Train Dead Before Wreck Ogden, Utah, (U.B-- An expert witness testified Tuesday at a coroner's inquest that a dead man was at the controls of the 20 car mail and express train which rammed the Southern Pacific's "Pacific Limited" Dec. 31, killing SO persons and injuring 80 others. The .testimony was given by Col. Frank B. Queens, pathologist at Bushnell General hospital, Brigham City, Utah, who after the wreck conducted an autopsy on the body of James McDonald, 64, engineer of the mail-express train. "The engineer was dead of a heart attack before the crash," Queens said. KECEIVE MEDAL West Union--Mr. and Mrs. Harry Turner, West Union, received the purple heart which was awarded to their son, Pvt Harry Turner, jr., for wounds suffered m Germany. After Several weeks in the hospital, Pvt Turner ha« rejoined his company. Beehive houses, primitive dwellings in Scotland and Ireland were conical and constructed- ol stones without mortar. Plants grown in houses should be watered thoroughly and then not watered again until the surface of the soil is thoroughly dry ther of the last 2 arrivals has been named. Mr. and Mrs. McLaud, who moved here 3 years ago from Fort Dodge, have 4 other children, Duane, 7, Garry, 5, Georgia, 3, and David, 21 months. McLaud retired at home about midnight after being informed by the hospital one girl had been born and another baby was expected. He did not learn until 8:30 a. m. Tuesday he was the father of triplets. MRS. HISLOP DIES Dfcorah--Mrs. George B. Hislop, 55, died Monday at the family home after a year's illness. Funeral services will be conducted .Thursday by the Rev. Oliver G. Fjeid- stad at the Decbrah Lutheran church and burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery. OUTSTANDING VALUES! January Clearance OF QUALITY WINTER SHOES 300 PAIRS -- FORMERLY PRICED FROM 4.85 TO 8.95 Rationed and Non-Rationsd Shoes All Good Winter Styles Included. Not All Sizes in Every Style. FUR TRiMMED COATS REDUCED VALUES TO 125.00 ENTIRE STOCKS RE-GROUPED AND RE-PRICED! ADDITIONAL SAVINGS! Assorted Blouses, Reg. ro 4.95 ?1 and $2 Wcskits, Jerkin Suits, Jumpers /z Price Wool Skirts, Reg. to IT.95 '/ z Price Entire Stock of Millinery, $1, $2, $3 Rollins Mesh Seamless Hose. . .3 pairs for $} Rollins Irregulars, 42 and 45 gauge. . . . . .2 pairs for 1.35 Gowns Pajamas, Reg. to 5.95, Reduced Vj Assorted Slips, Reg. to 3.98 Reduced Vi Rayon Panties, Elastic Top, Reg. 89c. . . . 59c Handbags, Reg. to H.9S y 2 p,jee Rayon Scarfs, Reg. $1 £4 C Dickies, White and colors. Reg. 1.25. .. .84c Novelty Jewelry, Reg. $1 and up. .. '/i Price Girls' Coats, Coat Sets, Sno Suit*. . . ..... ---- wp te i/j O ff Girls' Skirts, Sizes 3 to 14, Reg. to 3.98 ................. 1 Broadcloth Rompers, Reg. to 2.29. . 1.79 Anklets, Sixes 7 to 9'/2, Reg. 29e. .19c Boys' 100% Wool Sweaters, Reg. 4.50 .................. 3.50 Jodphert, Sizes 4 to 6x, Reg. to 1.98. $1 Boys' Cotton Suits, Reg. to 1 . 9 8 . . . . $ !

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