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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 2, 1944
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( fowa Business Still on Upward Trend, Says Expert pS SHOWN IN MOST ALL LINES | Employment, Payrolls, I Bank Debits Increase Iowa City -- Rising trend .in Iowa business, when considered on a year-to-year basis, has continued, although January brought minor seasonal declines, it is reported by Prof. George R. Davieb of the University oC Iowa bureau of business research. In the current issue oE the Iowa Business Digest, Prof. Davies said that gains are shown in practically all lines when figures o£ January 1944, are compared with those of January, 1943. "During the past 12 months, employment has advanced 6%, industrial payrolls, 22%, and bank debits 29%. The (rend of prices, h o \v e v e r, is not conspicuously inflationary. "Farm products' prices declined : 1%, while prices paid by farmers were up 7%. The estimated cost ot living in Iowa rose only 2% during the past year," Prof. Davies reported. Other lines which gained are life insurance sales, 29%; retail sales in unit stores. 17%: and department store sales, 12%. Building permits are up 273% and buildine contracts gained 90%, but these figures are "not very significant because building has been running at exceptionally low levels." according to the business expert. j When January marks were ! compared with those of Decem\ her, 1943, declines were noted in ; . department store sales, 48%: farm .! products' prices. 2%; life insur- ; ance sales, 21%; retail sales in unit stores, 36%.; and bank debits, 9%. Industrial payrolls, however, gained 3% and residential building permits, 38%.. BECOMES NAVY NURSE--Lillian T. llaugen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. llaugen of Rake, has enlisted in the navy nurses' corps and was commissioned an ensign. She is stationed at the naval hospital at Lone Beach, Cal. jMany Farmers Moving j im Stacyville Area Stacyville--The annual farm moving started Monday when Mr. and Mrs. Pat Elliot moved to Rcfee Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Maitie Miller and family to their neu farm near Taopi. Minn., Mr. ant Mrs. Laurence Firsching to tht Miller farm, Mr. and Mrs. George Burhitc.of Mitchell to the Firsching farm, Mr..and Mrs. Roman Gerk to the Charles Hanson farm west of Stacyville and the Charles Pettit family to Cohvell. HEMP GROWERS AT ALGONA PAID Checks Distributed at Plant Total $326,000 . Algona--E. S. Kinscy, manager of the local hemp plant, has received checks to the amount of 326,627.90 which are to be dis- ribuled among growers in this rea. The average acre return for he harvested crop is S02.40. The itggcst check amounted to $4,- QD.91, the biggest field being 58 icrcs. Machinery at the plant has been csted out. the furnaces fired and he plant will begin operating with he arrival of Defense Plant Corporation engineers to check machinery. Workers to take over the jrocessing job have been ob- aincd. Sow Student Sought Game in Far North Iowa City--In the fall of 1892 ·"rank Russell, a student at the Jniversity ot Iowa, was sent out o northern Canada by Professor Charles C. Nutting to obtain specimens of the larger arctic mammals (especially the musk- ox) and to "pick up everything else he could get his hands on" for the university museum. Russell spent his first winter at the Hudson's Bay Company post at the mouth ot the Saskatchewan river on Lake Winnipeg. Here he hunted and preserved his specimens. In the spring of 1893, after hunting in southern Alberta, Russell set out from Edmonton for Fort Chippewyan on Lake Athabasca--a "Land ot Desolation" with but 2 seasons, a snow season and a mosquito season. After collecting birds around Lake Athabasca the intrepid hunter continued down the Great Slave River to Fort Resolution on Great Here »* There THERE IS NO ASPIRIN t --surer, stronger or fiistcr than genuine j pure St. Joseph. Aspirin. No aspiria can j do nooic foryou. World's largest seller at TGp. 3G tablets 2Qc; 100 tablets only 35c Be sure you demand St. Joseph Aspirin Otranto Woman Hurt When Car Is Ditched Otranto--Mrs. Floyd Nitchke is in a hospital in Rochester, the result of a car accident recently. The car she was driving went into a ditch hitting a driveway. Mrs. Nitchke suffered a broken jaw in several places and a number of teeth were loosened. Other occupants of the car were not injured. Slave lake and thence across the lake to Fort Rae. Here, about one thousand miles to the east o£ the far-famed Alcan Highway on which so many Towans have toiled, Russell spent the fleeting summer days shooting and trapping birds. With the first flurries of snow Russell made several expeditions out ot Fort Rae with the Dog Hib Indians, returning with 8 caribou and a rare albino caribou skin The climax of his exploits came when he bagged 5 musk-ox. Re turning to Fort Rae the hard ened explorer set out on May 10 1894, to make the long trip tlown the Mackenzie river to its mouth where ' he boarded the whaler Jeanette. After cruising around Wrangel Island the boat turned southward through the Behring Sea, slipped past the fog-enveloped and snow-covered Aleutians, and reached San Francisco on October 27. His arrival in Iowa City on November 2 was celebrated by students and faculty. The story of Russell's arctic exploits is told by Reeves Hall in the February issue of "The Palimpsest." Otranto--Mr. and Mrs. Bert Jensen are moving to the acreage north of town. Eagle Grove--Merle Bard ot Camp Ellis, 111., visited lor a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bard. Kanawha--Ole Jacobson fron Camp Shelby, Miss., is enjoying a furlough. He is visiting his wife at the parental Severt Jacobsoi home and with other relatives an friends. . Garner--Lois Schulz, daughtc of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Schulz o near Hayfield. began her duties i the Hancock county Nationa ank the first of the week. Sh vas formerly employed in Foi Dodge. Garner--Beverly Dawson, wh las been employed in Kansas Citj Mo., is spending a lew days vis ting with relatives and friend here. Kudd--Mrs. Will Frevert cam lome Saturday after spending veeks in the home of her son, D Willard Frevert in Oskaloosa. Fenton--Mrs. Lester Weisbro went to Waterloo Tuesday for CARROLL V. FISHER Garner--Verne Vanclerschoor, Garner mortician, left Wednesday morning for Orange City and will report to the Sioux county selective service board for his physical examination for entrance into service. Mrs. Vanderschoor and children accompanied him. Fire Takes Farm Home With 2 Families Gone Popejoy--Fire on the Purdy farm. IVi miles west of Popejoy, completely destroyed the large 2- story house, late Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. John Sutton occupied the first story and their son Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sutton, the 2nd. The former were in Waterloo visiting for a few days and the latter were in Iowa Falls for the evening. week's visit at the home of h sister and family, the Hora Tracys. Manly--Miss Marjorie Holt, wl is employed in an insurance offi at Cedar Rapids, spent the wee end here with her parents, A and Mrs. Jack Holt. Forest City--Seaman Kenneth Osbrink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Osbrink, came Sunday from Greencastle, Ind., to spend his leaye with relatives and friends. He is attending De Pauw university under the navy program. Kanawha--Mrs. Archie Ames of Kanawha was recently installed : as adjutant of the Navy Mothers at a meeting held in the basement of the Central States building in Britt. The club has made 3 pillows, 19 white tray cloths and 13 printed cushion covers to be sent to navy hospitals. Belmoml--William Zieger, whet is in the navy, arrived -home on leave with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. John 7.ieger, who live southwest of Belmond. Coulter--Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hanson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Sunday evening. Stacyville--Stanley Sehoouover f St. Paul and Lee Schoonover of New York City visited old Stacyville friends. Hake--Gene Johnson. scam;m 1st class, and Robert Stanford. HOLD MEMORIAL FOR LOST 10WAN Navy Declares Sailor Carroll V. Fisher Dead Thompson--Mrs. Kdna Fisher ROCKWELL GO-OP PLANS MEETING Oscar Henline, Marcus, Will Deliver Address Rockwell--The annual meeting ot the Rockwell Farmers Co-Operative society will be held at the I. O. 6. F. hall here Saturday. The Ladies' Cemetery society will serve luncheon at noon. The regular business meeting wil follow at 1:30 p. m. Directors will be elected and other business transacted. Oscar He-line ot Marcus, presi dent of the Farmers' Grain Deal ers association, will give the prin cipal address. His subject wil be on farming conditions in Eng land. Mr. He-line spent 2 months the British Isles and his tal will be the result ot personal ob servation of farming condition there. Many Persons Moving : in Coulter Community Coulter -- The following mo\ are reported here: Mr. u j Mrs. Wilbur Keinekinsi to the res received word from thc secretary c | en ce they purchased from E. of the navy t h a t her husband, j uh[ m t he east part of tow Carroll Vincent Fisher, fireman, Ml . and Ml;s j 0 i in Kibsgaard 2nd class, U. S. N. H., was trav- thc Arthur Larson acreage; Mori eling in a passenger status on s ay ] 01 - to the farm of Louis Rod board a merchant ship when that meyel ; Fred Coburn and fami vessel was sunk as a result ot being torpedoed without between 3 and 4 a. m. Feb. 7, 1943. This action occurred in mid-Atlantic. Rescue operations .were carried out by Americans and allied vessels. In view of tijne that Thursday. March 2, 1944 11 MASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE i VISIT AT MANLY--Robert F. Turner, pharmacist mate 1st class, and .Mrs. Turner, who have been visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. am! -Mrs. Frank Garvcy, left for Osakis, Minn., to visit with relatives, before returning to Quantico, Va., where Mr. Turner is stationed for the present. Mrs. Turner, the former Gwenn Scn- ucss, of Osakis, served as a navy ensign, but is at present on leave. ORCHESTRA MAN DIES SUDDENLY Wilson Meyers Victim t of Stroke; Born in Ohio Marble Buck--Wilson C. Meyers, 79, died at his home Monday following a stroke. He had been in ill health for a couple of years. He was born July 12, 18G4, at Union Town, near Akron, Ohio. He came to Marble Rock in the early 80's and married Miss Ella Gates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gates in 1885. He has lived in or near Marble Rock most oC the time .since. He farmed and led the Meyers Family orchestra in Waterloo for several years, also in Florida. His wife died about 2/s years ago. He leaves 3 children, a daughter, Parcic Meyers of Dell Hay Beach, Fla., and 2 sons, Clarence of Philadelphia, Pa., and Milton ot Marble Rock. B'uneral arrangements w e r e pending the arrival of the daughter irom Florida. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery, Marble Rock. to Hampton, and his farm w be occupied by James Krabbie. Karl Kragle, who held a sale Friday, will move to Latimcr to reside, and his farm will be tenanted by J. C. Olson. Peter Blum will occupy the 40 acres he re- has elapsed, the severe weather cently purchased. conditions and considering the fact that no personnel on this ship| had been reported prisoners of war it is reluctantly concluded that he is dead. Death is pre- umcd to have occurred Feb. 8, Q44. following the expiration of 2 months. Memorial services will be held ·Yiday at 2 o'clock ;il Hie Methodist church. The Rev. W. E. Elison will preach tile memorial ermon with the American Legion n charge. DIES AT 11ESPEI1 Decorah--Funeral services were held at the Friends church in Hesper for \V. O. Castcrton, 90. vvho died a f t e r an illness of only one day after he suffered a stroke. He was a retired farmer. tei% Carmen Vernel, was born May 31, 1938. Surviving arc his wife and I daughter, Carmen, and his mother, N. JUHL DIES AT THORNTON HOME 111 Several Months; Rites Will Be Friday Thornton--Nels F. Juhl, 63, a lifelong resident of this commu- ity d i e d Tuesday night at the lillie Agler home, following an .Incss of several months. A number of half-brothers and isters survive, also his step-fa- her. Die Nicisun of Manly. Funeral services will be held "riday afternoon at 2 o'clock at he Millie Agler home with the lev. Bruce D. Jones, pastor of the Methodist church in charge. Bur- IJuy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. seaman 1st class of the naval school at pttoumwa, lett Monday after spending a week at the home o£ the former's parents, Mr. anc Mrs. Harold Johnson. They wil be transferred to the naval air corps school at Davenport upon their return to OUumwa. Wesley--Lt. Margaret .Haverly daughter of Henry Haverly, \vh has heen stationed at Springlielc Mo., for the past 18 months, ha sent word that she is now overseas. Allison--Mr. and Mrs. Martin Arnholz are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 23, at thc Wavcrly hospital. Eagle Grove--Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Thcbiay have returned from Excelsior Springs. Mo., where they spent 2 weeks. Stilson--Mr. and Mrs. N. K. Brear of Garner were Sunday afternoon guests in the home of his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brear and son, Tom- mv. . Stacyville--Willard Blaser, of the navy, who received his boot training at Farragut, Idaho, visited his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Blaser. He has been transferred to St. Paul where he will take a course in electrical engineering. Rake--Mrs. Wayne Thomas left Monday to spend a few days at the parental Clark Sabin home at Adel. She went to attend the funeral of her 2 month old nephew at Redfield. Wesley--Navy Air Cadet Gerald Studcr surprised his parents, the Alf Stnclers,. Sunday morning by coming home for a week's furlough." He is attending school at thc Miami university at Oxford, Ohio. Clarion--Mrs. Ida Harmon suffered severe · bruises M o n d a y morning when she fell in her room at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. G. McMillen. Crcsco--Henry L. Burgess of Cresco, who has been stationed for several months in Rhode Island, has been transferred to Boston where he will attend lire school. Hanlontown -- Robert Swartz, who is in the air corps, arrived Saturday from Kansas City for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Swartz, north of town. He will be transferred to Great Falls, Mont., on his return. Goodcll--Lt. Virgil Slellers and MrF. Sellers left Tuesday for Miami Beach. Fla.. where thc former will be in army service. Rake--James A. Hangcn, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Haugen. has 1 completed his basic training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and is now attending Texas Tech college at Lubbock, Texas. Coulter--Mr. ntid Mrs. Earl Damm were given .1 farewell reception at the Lutheran church parlors Tuesday evening. They will move to Oelwcin soon. Mr. Damm has a position at thc Great Western roundhouse. I,yle. Minn.--The Brotherhood club of the Lyle Lutheran church held its regular meeting in the church parlors Monday evening. Rake--Mrs. Helmer Gestie of Minneapolis is visiting at the Harry Asmus and Lawrence Flo homes. Wesley--Mrs. Margaret Cooney and her sister-in-law. Miss Jennie Cooney, arc leaving ^oon for Tex- ai-kana. Texas, to visit the former's daughter-in-lnw. Mrs. James Cooney, Jr., and infant son born Feb. 22. Mr. Cooney is in the navy at San Diego, Cal Carroll entered thc service Aug. I Mrs. Emma Fisher; 5 brothers, 20, 1942. taking training at Great Maurice of L a k e Mills, Robert _,nkC5. then at Lont; Beach. L. I., Dean, a sailor in the south Pa- New York. He left the United I c'fic, Marlin, Richard and Ray- States the latter part of January, inond; G sisters, Mrs. Frank Mur- 19-13. He was a son 'ot Mr. and phy of Omaha, Mrs. Richard Mrs. Forest Fisher, born Nov. 27, (Tims oC Norfolk, Va.. Mrs. Joe 1913. at Forest City. He attended Heitland of Buffalo Center, Mrs the Thompson schools. Bert Bendixson June 1, 1935, he was married to I Miss Geraldine Miss Edna Sperring. One claugh- | Gloria at home. Mason City Algona anc Boy Loses Eye as Gun Backfires Mitchell--Leonard Moslek, 17, son of Mrs. Alvin Winterton, was accidentally shot in his left eye Tuesday afternoon when a gun which his companion, Dean Turner, was shooting, backfired. Leonard was standing directly behind Turner when the accident happened. He was taken to Mercy hospital at Mason City where it was necessary to remove the eye Wednesday. The accident occurred on a bank oE C e d a r river near the Mitchell dam. be in the Pleasant View cemetery. XK\V STOKE TO OPEN' Voilen--Thc opening of Larson's Jack Sprat store will be Friday, under thc management of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Tomson, formerly ot Eagle Grove. The store was formerly operated by Mr. anc Mrs. D. C. Dana but has been closed lor thc past year. LEAVE FOR ARMY Kcnsett -- Those leaving from lerc for DCS Moines where they went to take their physical preparatory for induction into the irmy were Hubert Bang, Otto Brunsvokl, Ellert Wodtvedt and Donald Dontelle. Soren'Westly of Manly left wiih the same- group Monday. AT FIRST tlOH OF A USE 666 666 TABLETS. SALVE. NOSE DROPS GRATEFUL?...of course. I am! Grateful for enough dairy foods to keep my family well and strong "Planning wartime meals isn't easy, but it's a lot easier than I expected. One big help--we're still getting enough dairy foods to make meals interesting and nutritious. "I'm grateful to get as much milk as ever . . . plenty for thc children, and for all of u.s. Besides, I'm glad evaporated milk takes only one point. I keep several cans on hand, because it's useful in" so many ways. And we still have ice cream at least once a week. "Cheese helps, too. It improves sauces that now contain less butter. It adds nutrition to foods like spaghetti that * pinch-hit' for meat-dishes. It makes grand sandwiches. "It's hard to hold back on butter, but by careful managing, using less in the kitchen, I still keep butter on the table right along . . . and how we enjoy it I "Living here in Iowa, I realize what a job our farmers did last year, and what stupendous goals they face in 1944. Every time I prepare a meal, I'm grateful so many foods are still available . . . especially grateful for enough dairy products to keep my family well and strong." The foregoing mc«-apc is based on personal experience in thousands of families, interviewed to learn the mealtime effect of wartime conditions. Food is strength, strength for our fighters, strength for our entire nation. To the women of America, capably surmounting wartime handicaps, dairy farmers pledge their continued all-out effort to maintain America's record milk-production until Victor}*! and beyond. THE IOWA DAIRY INDUSTRY COMMISSION REPRESENTING ALL THE DAIRY FARMERS OF IOWA

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