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January 17, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1945 MASON' CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE I Villagers Greet Yanks on Luzon By ALVA DOPKI.NG Mangaldan, Luzon, (/P) -- The mayor' of this little town leaned back in his swivel chair at the municipal building and relaxed. The war was up ahead--at least he hoped it was. The leader of the town of 3,000 had a lot to say about the difference in "my people's" attitude toward Americans and toward Japanese. "When the Japanese came here in 19+1 our people ran away from their homes," he said. "When you came they lined the streets to cheer." ^ The mayor was surrounded by a. hall -dozen .prominent lellow townsmen, all 'eager to give bits of information that might be help- Jul. . How did the Japanese treat his people? The mayor responded to that one quickly. They had slapped Filipino faces for nothing, invaded the privacy, of their homes, and practically stolen their crops by paying whatever they liked with Japanese invasion money. The mayor took out a big \vad of invasion money and passed it around to his listeners. "Souvenirs," he grinned. Doughboys standing around thanked him and tucked the worthless notes in their billfolds. The mayor was anxious to please but he knew little of what had happened outside his own municipality. He did complain bitterly about the Japanese turnins their artillery horses out to graze on young rice his people had planted. Navy Air Ace Wants to Continue Flying New York, (U.R)--Lt. Cecil Elwood Harris, 28, of Cresbard, S. Dak., the navy's 2nd highest scoring pilot w i t h 24 Japanese planes to his credit, wants to continue to fly for the navy alter the war. He said in an interview at the navy air training services exhibit Tuesday that "I've b e e n lucky. Neither I nor my plane have ever been hit." On Oct. 25, 1944, Harris scored a damaging hit on a Japanese battleship with a ,100 ton bomb which he dropped from a sling attached to his plane. He brought down his 2 dozen enemy victims in 82 combat days and. bragged 4 planes on each of 3 different days, 3 on another day. Harris, who is enroute home on leave, revealed his engagement to Miss Eva M a r i e Gaberial, ol Onaka, S. Dak. Mother Hopes GuerrillaSon Isn't Gunman Duvenport, (O) -- "Oh, dear, 1 hope he hasn't become a gunman." That was the' first comment ol Mrs. C. E. Lapham Tuesday as she read an Associated Press account of the exploits of her Capt. Robert Lapham, only son, who has Jap Admiral Requests Closing of Schools By The Associated Press Vice Adm. Munetaka Sakamaki of the Japanese armaments ministry demanded the closing of all Japanese .high schools and universities and "the employment of teachers and pupils in war industry," in an interview published in the Tokyo Shimbun and quoted by the German Transocean news agency. . A minimum of 15,000,000 gallons of water will be used during the next 5 years in manufacture of glucose by the Northwest Chemurgy company of Wenatchee, Wash. Cow Helps U. S. Cook, M i n n., (U.R)--Expensive fodder was the $100 war bond Andrew Koines' cow ate. Firs chairman .to. go over 1he top in his area, Roine was on his way to deliver the bond to a neighbor when he stopped to feed a calf in in his barn. As he stooped, a cow behind him filched the bond from his pocket and ate it. Roine recovered a small portion of it, enough, he hopes, so that Washington will replace it. spent nearly 3 years killing Japanese as the leader of 2.000 Filipino guerrillas on Luzon. "Bob was always a shy and reserved boy," her husband Interjected, "but he seems to have gotten over that. I suppose he die just what any other average American boy would have done under the same circumstances He's done the things I dreamed about when 1 was a kid." It was a dramatic moment a: Lapham, branch njanager for an adding machine firm, and h wife, a volunteer Red Cross work er, came to the. Associated Pres bureau and read the long accoun ol their son's activities--some thing they have been wonderin about ever since · Gen. Dougla MacArthur sent 27 year old Bo through enemy lines in February 1942, and told him to organiz guerrilla bands. The only other word they hav had of him until Tuesday was a letter received last Oct. 6. It bore no date or place of origin. They speculated that it was one he was quoted in the account from Luzon as saying he sent via submarine. That letter said he was "alive and well and having a good time. 1 SUPREME COURT REVERSES RULE Beneficiary Won't Suffer Who Contests Will Des Moines, (/P) -- A rulinR vhich has stood in the Iowa su- ireme court for 35 years was dis- arded by a 5 to 3 vote of the :ourt in a decision it handed down ecently in an estate case. The majority held that a bene- leiary who contests a will in gooc faith and tor probable cause sha! not be denied the share of the estate originally assigned to him even if the will contains a clause disqualifying a beneficiary who attacks it. The opinion was written by Justice Frederic Miller, and dis senting were Chief Jv.stice Osca Hale, Justice William L. Bliss and Justice Charles F. Wennerstruro Justice H. J. Mantz did not par ticlpate in this case because as istrict ju«l*e prevoiusly he had eard another case involving the ame estate. The estate was that of the late . A. Cocklin, former Griswold, owa, oil burner manufacturer. His estate had a value of approximately $336,000. C. T. Cocklin is he executor, and beneficiaries include Fannie Watkins, Guy Cockin, Winifred Cocklin and Evelyn Sehuler. All are brothers and sisters of the manufacturer. The recent ruling came in the 3rd appearance of the Cocklin estate before the court. In 1909 the court ruled that, where a will sets out that any beneficiary who contests the will shall be denied his share of the estate, such condition shall be valid without regard to the cause or ground of contest. At,that time the court also held that a person may legally impose such a condition in his will. In this ruling the present court found no fault. AH of the Justices participating in the current ruling held that Evelyn Sehuler and Winifred Cocklin hadn't participated in the contest so as to forfeit their share of the estate. As to Fannie Watkins and Guy Cocklin, the majority opinion held that they acted in good faith and for probable cause and that therefore to forfeit their legacies would be contrary to public policy. "We see no occasion' to interfere with the rule established (in 1909) that a testator (one who makes a will) may legally impose upon a legacy or devise a condition against attack, upon the will, that such a condition is valid Irrespective ot whether the gift be (real estate or personal property) and irrespective of the presence or absence of a gift over (the gift to go to someone else if there is a contest.)" Judge MillerSs majority I opinion on the forfeiture matter ' ct.i.1 said. "However, we do modify and to that extent overrule that par (of the 1909 case) which held sucl condition valid without regard to the cause or ground of the contest We now hold that such condition vho contests the will in good faith nd for probable cause." In so holding the court adopted he position taken by Judge Wiliam D. Evans in a dissenting pinion filed in the 1909 case, udge Miller explained that while here are decisions both ways as o the forfeiture clause, the pres- Texas Pilot Rescued From Cold North Sea A Fighter Base la England, (IP) ent trend -appeared )osition he took -in opinion. to favor the the majority -- Weatherbeaten old salts patrol the North sea say a Bond Winner Launches S. S. Cedar Rapids Wilmington, Calif., (U.R) -- The 2nd victory ship to bear the name of an Iowa city, the S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory, was launched from the California shipbuilding corporation's yards Tuesday. The vessel received a champagne christening from Mrs. Lena Eveland, Cedar Rapids winner of a war bond contest. who man can't live more than 20 minute* in those icy waters--but Lt. Huie Lamb of Abilene, Tex., lived after 45 minutes of it. The Mustang pilot was rescued by a British air-sea rescue craft and flight surgeons pulled him through with blood plasma, hot water bottles and blankets. "Lamb will never know what a lucky boy he was," said Ma], Robert E. Neurbbergen of Wakefield, Nebr., flight surgeon. "When we got him there was hardly any pulse and his temperature was only 93." "-- will not be enforced, against one (carrier boy. Buy your War B o n d s and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette Salary Plus Cigtrtts South B e n d , Ind., ttlfi)--The desperate manpower shortage was stressed here when Emeral M. Callander, a restaurant operatm, hung out the sign: "Salary, meals --and a daily package of cigarets." WHEEL BALANCING AT P OSF \VE HAVE GOOD STOCK OF FROST SHIELDS, SEAT A 1. M. ^L ^^^ ^J JLJI \VE HAVE GOOD STOCK OF FROST SHIELDS, SEAT COVERS, MUFFLERS, GAS LOCK CAPS 321 BEAUMONT DRIVE STANDARD SERVICE Stop in for Dependable WINTERTIME SERVICE PRESCRIPTIONS Rapidly Filled Our registered pharmacist will fill your prescriptions quickly and accurately. You can be sure of first quality drug supplies, well-informed and courteous service in our store. THE PRESCRIPTION SHOP B. Ca Prop. IV. B. McGran* M»r. 9 EAST STATE STREET have never surrendered to the damned Japs and never will" Capt. Lapham sent a letter to his parents alone the same wires that carried the story of his heroism and-they promptly asked the Associated Press to send him a reply the same way. Their letter said the family was well, expressed their joy at hearing from him and the hope he might soon be home "even for a short stay." The story from Luzon related how Lapham, then a 2nd lieutenant, started out on a campaign ol lit-and-run warfare against the Japs with only 20 men and 6 rifles. They gathered recruits, guns and ammunition as they expanded ;heir guerrilla activities. There was no one to promote him so Lapham made himsell a major and gave other rankings to Filipinos. Iowa Sergeant Helps to Capture General With U. S. 7th Army, France, (U.R)--Gen. Hans Lingner, commander ol the 17th SS panzer grenadier division, was captured in the Himling sector Jan. 10, it was announced officially Tuesday. Lingner was believed to be the 1st SS divisional ' commander captured on the' western front. He was captured fay Tech. Sgt. Early Bunnick o£ Indianapolis S. Sgt. Eeber Brindel of Marshalltown, Sgt. Colegre Marime ot New York, and Pfc. Harry Lee Datfin, Jr., Baltimore. He, his chauffeur' and his aids i were captured when they took the ' wrong road during a trip in the · Rimling area. j The 1st completely roller bear- j ing equipped steam locomotive was built in 1929 and has more than 850,000 miles to its credit. Nearly all of the original antifriction bearing are still carrying the engine. DO YOU HEED MONEY? It can be yours for the asking at low convenient terms. Investigate this opportunity with us today! F. H. A. LOANS PERSONAL LOANS FARM LOANS UNITED HOME BANK Reserve System TRUST CO. 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