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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 10

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10 Thursday, March 2, 19*4 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Continued at Post Despite Bad Wounds By COLLIE SMALL Unilcd Press War Correspondent An American Bomber Station in England, (U.R)--You find out at the bomber stations about the secret weapon that is helping us win the battle for the skies over Germany. It's- guts--plain American guts. Take Pilot X and Radioman Y for example. The co-pilot and navigator started the story. "We were fighting our way out central Germany," said the copilot, 2nd Lt. John A. Flottorp o Kelso, Wash. "We were about 20 minutes out of Frankfort and the flak was terrific. "A piece of flak bored into th CHAFE ANNOYS Protect and case abrased ekin with Mexfiana, th eootbing, medicated pow der. Alao relieve burning itching, of irritated (Ida. ockpit and carried away the left ye and upper left side of the kipper's face." 1st Lt Richard W. Maddox of Corning, Cal., the navigator, icked up the story: "I came up rom the nose to administer first id while Floltorp flew the plane. 'he skipper put his head back on my shoulder. When I saw that errible wound 1 thought he must be dying. I couldn't give him morphine )ecau'se he had a head wound so ; put a bandage over his face. We wanted him to come down out of the cockpit but not that guy. "He just shoved his busted oxygen tube into his rpouth with one hand and reached for the control wheel. He cocked his good eye at the instruments and usec his free hand to keep us in formation." Yeah," Flottorp continued, "He wouldn't surrender the controls to me. When he'd catch roe looking at him, worried like, he'd take his hand off the wheel and give me the old 'thumbs up' sign. 'Don' worry about me,' he'd yell." Then 2 Focke-Wulf ISO's drilled the ..ship and the waist gunner Sgt. James P. Tracy of Wil limantic, Conn., found the radi operator bleeding from 3 wound but propped up against a bulk cad, hanging on to his gun and ·atching for more fighters. The oxygen system was knocked ut so Tracy plugged the radioman into a large oxygen flask, .gt. Andresv H. Wallner, New fork, broke out small oxygen lasks and ran a shuttle service up and down the bomber. J knew the radio operator was n terrible pain," Tracy said, "but he didn't say a word. I gave him norphine and dressed his wounds. His fingers were frozen so I put .hem in my mouth to warm them." And then the oxygen flasks ran out, and the fortress dipped out of formation os'er the English channel. 'We had a helluva argument with the skipper," said Maddox. "He wanted to stay and land the ship but we finally persuaded him to come down into the nose and lie down after we'd gotten over the channel." R. F. Grady, Jr., Production Manager for Brick and Tile Consulting Engineer of St. Louis to Make Mason City His Home DRUGGIST INJURED Wesley--Druggist H. J. Braley is recuperating at his home here following an accident when thi ligaments around his ribs wen torn as he fell on the icy sidewalk while on his way to work. Mr: Braley and daughter, Mrs. Smith are taking over store duties. R. F. GRADY, JR. --Lock Japan has 17,000 miles of coastline. AT LET US LOOK TO OUR CHILDREN! rriODAY'S children will shape the world of the future. The best we ·*· can give them is none too good: they will need confidence and poise! We, at Penney's, have always given much thought to our-young customers, as befits a business devoted to serving American families. sf Teen-Age Fashion Leaders GIRLS' COATS AND SUITS Chesterfields and Boy Coats for school or dress that assure long-wearing good looks. Bright colors or pastels in sizes 7 to 14. Pretty, Colorful Styles! TODDLERS' COATS 5.90 Practical and adorable fitted princess or tie-front styles of kitten-soft fabrics in sunny pastels or bright colors. 3-6. Flower-Pretty for Easter! INFANTS' COATS 3.98 Boxy or princess coats of caressingly-soft fabrics in demure pastels or bright colors. T r i m m e d with d a i n t y embroidery, lace collars. Matching Bonders... 39c Trimly Tailored PASTEL SUITS with gracefully pleated skirts and broad-shouldered jackets. In checks, herringbones or solids. R. F. Grady, Jr., who has been associated with the Mason City Brick and Tile company for the past 4 years as consulting engineer, will become production manager for the local plant, according to M. D. Judd. vice president and sales manager of the company. B. E. Setterberg will continue as general superintendent of the plant and C. F. Garland as ceramic engineer. Formerly of the firm of Grad and Grady, consulting cerami 1 engineers, Mr. Grady comes to Mason City from St. Louis, Mo He is a graduate of Ohio Stati university and the Missour School of Mines. Since 1930 h has been engaged in consultin; and ceramic engineering through pholo O ut the middle eastern and south-; ~ ern part of the country. Mr. Grady will be in charge of production at the Mason City Brick and Tile plant and expects to make a number of improvements in the local output through research and the introduction of new products. "The addition to the organization is in line with pur policy of rying to keep up with the times and a little ahead if we can," said Mr. Judd. "We feel that - Mr. Grrady's experience as consulting engineer qualifies him to bring to us new ideas and methods." Mr. Grady expects to move his family, consisting of his wife and 2 sons, to Mason City as soon as school is out for the summer. Lstherville Schools lave Many Vacancies Estherville--Vacancies in the ;stherville public schools lor the 1944-1945 school year are already mounting. A vacancy exists in the position of principal of the high school and dean o£ the junior college. Since a year ago last Oc- | tober, Supt. N. E. Demoney . has served in all 3 capacities. However, it is hoped that in spite o£ the teachers shortage someone Ijan be found to serve as principal and dean, beginning next September. Other vacancies exist in the athletic department, vocational agriculture, arithmetic in junior high, also head custodian am secretary to the superintendent, t RETIRES FROM FARM j Thompson--W. G. Ostrandei ' retired farmer, left Monday lo Rinare, 111., where he will visij his daughter and family, Mr. an- Mrs. Fred Bullard. Mr. Ostrandei is also retiring from his office o\ justice of the peace which he has filled for over 30 years. RIGHT FOR NOW BRIGHT FOR THE FUTURE! She'll Need Lots of Gay Cotton Frocks 2.98 Young, practical styles of fine washable cot- ·'· o »' tons in stripes, florals I i Lf or solid pastels. K \. j \ Soft Straw or Shining -^'\ Springtime Hots 1.49 Charming f 1 o w e i'- trimmed bonnets, tiny Scotch caps, saucy pillboxes in bright tones. Styled for Him! Priced for You! Boys' TRENTWOOD Suits Husky suits that assure lots of hard wear and smartness. Herringbones, diagonals or plains rich spring colors. 1275 SPORT JACKETS Single breasted models of f i n e herringbones, over- plaids, diagonals, plain. : ]*S?/^ ^ ^^^ Colorful Herringbones in STURDY COATS 6.25 Single breasted model of husky hoi-ringbone in rich blue or brown to wear for school or dress. 2-8 years. CAP 50« Built to Take Lots of Punishment! CHILDREN'S SHOES 2.29 $90 RUGGED SLACKS 2.98 SPORT SHIRTS Go - with - everything whites or colorful patterns, sturdily constructed of fine cotton. Plan Rule to Be Given to Freed Areas London, (/P)--Only Washington approval of a proposal submitted by Gen. Charles De Gaulle for governing occupied p a r t s of France was lacking Thursday in the framework of political organization for the invasion of western Europe. Plans have been approved for military government in the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium. An unofficial nut thoroughly reliable informant said that the French proposals were believed to have been approved by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme invasion commander, and that the British had been awaiting an okay by President Roosevelt for some weeks. An allied section known in the Mediterranean as AMG has been cvamped under the title of "civil Tffairs for western front opera- ion" and many features to which exiled governments of occupied countries objected have been removed. The allies quickly reached agreement with Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway. Under he new plan, allied military government officers will go in with invasion troops and take charge of an operations area immediately behind the front. They will be assisted by Dutch, Norwegian or Belgian officers trained in allied military government schools. When an area is far enough behind the front to be no longer danger of becoming a battle zone, it will be turned over to the Dutch, Belgian or Norwegian military government, as the case may be. The territory will be governed by its own country's military, who will be responsible to the allied command to see that the area remains peaceful and efficiently administered. The Dutch and Norwegians have complete trained military government organizations ready to take over. The Belgians have a smaller force and because of manpower shortage, have had to depend more for help by British and American officers. Should a country be freed entirely and become inoperational. military control would be passed directly back to the civilian government. DeGiUille's F r e n c h national committee made a similar proposal which after some adjustments, has been approved by the British and the allied supreme command. The French lack trained officers lo take over the military government and desire to move irr directly with a civilian organizations, equipped to execute purges. The allies objected that this might arouse the populace behind the front and endanger the military position. A compromise w a s reached along the lines of the Norwegian and Dutch agreements. The French position is complicated politically because the DC aulle regime never has been iven full recognition as a government. This is believed-holding' jp President Roosevelt's approval of the French agreement. Allied officers are anxious that an agreement be approved for France as preparations for admin- storing that country are considerably behind progress of the other 3. Expertly built to give ample support with comfortable f i t , these tank- tough leather shoes combine good looks with husky wear. Sizes S'/i to 1 li/-. Same Styles, in sizes 12-3 2.49 2 FAMILIES LEAVE Kanawha--Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Erickson and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Davidson were guests of honor at a farewell party Friday evening, with ' members of the Masons and Eastern Star lodges as hosts. Mr. and Mrs. Erickson and family are moving to Grand Meadow, Minn., where they have purchased a farm; and Mr. and Mrs. Davidson and daughter are moving to Emmctsburjc where he is a salesman for the Standard Oil company. .Who in this world of ours their eyes In March first open shall be wise.--Anonymous. SOFT TAILORED SUITS 95 and up Our choice for spring "best" is a suit . -. . be it classic, sport, tailored or dressmaker model. There's something so 'lighthearted, so action-minded about a suit, that it might have been designed expressly to array you for a salute to spring. Shetlands, Tweeds, Fleeces. PURPLE BROWN GREY BLACK NAVY GOLD CHECKS HERRINGBONES GABARDINES NOVELTIES Sizes 9 to 44 CAY COLORFUL PRINTS SEE ALL OUR SPRING IDEAS TODAY! Take advantage of our generous lay-by plan--or open charge account. A touch of spring in your wardrobe . . . enchanting prints as bright and colorful as a bird's plumage . . . touched with a bit of white frou-frou at the throat or wrist . . . in smart one and two piece styles that are right from AM to PM. Sizes 9 to 44. CRISP BLOUSES ... White and pastel "suiters" with long or short sleeves . . . Dainty feminine sheers, cascades of ruffles, perky bows. A style for every suit and every taste. 1.49 and up \ ·7 L ' ,--- PERKY DICKIES Crisp dickies in cottons, organzos, piques . . . quick changes to freshen up in a jiffy. White and pastels. 1.00 and up New Spring BAGS Trim and smart with your suits and print dresses. Black and colors with ripper closing. 2.98 and up BUY MORE BONDS

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