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January 17, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

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PREFER BEER TO POTATO WHISKY GIs on Newfoundland Pass 'Newh'e Screech* '(Second of 3 dispatches on GI life at the Newfoundland outpost of the army air transport com. maud.) By RECEL S. MOORE .United Press Staff Correspondent H a r m o n Field, Stephenville. Newfoundland, (U.R) -- "flewtie Sci-eech," v the sergeant said, "is rotgut bootleg potato whisky which costs $8 a bottle." He was recounting to 12 visiting correspondents the difficulties convivial GIs on this north Atlantic post of the air transport command have in finding potable spirits. Apparently the quality of New- lie Screech is sufficient to discourage even confirmed alcoholics, so the'GIs here generally satisfy their thirst with 3.2 beer on the post. . . . The only town within many miles of ".the station is Stephenville, where there is one hotel among the few dozen h o u s e s , which advertises "beer and wine." Beer costs 50 cents at the hotel, a price calculated to discourage GIs, even if there is little else to do with their pay. / A date with a Newfie girl makes a good social evening for a GI. There are a few living in Stephenville, and a few score living in dormitories on the station, where they work in restaurants, on switchboards, and the like. One popular way o£ spending · the evening is for the GI to get an army steak and take it to his girl's house and let her cook it. The Canadian steaks on the post are wonderful. The soldiers frequently take their girls to the post movies. There is considerable competition between officers and enlisted men for dates. One week a girl may dance at the officers' club, the next week at the NCO's club. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE HOLES IN PLANE SOLV AIR FLOW Slipstream Does Job of Cooling Generator Headquarters Ail- Service Com- mand, England, tU.R)-- GI Joes who k e e p American planes in shape to plaster- Hitler's shrinking domain pushed their grease- stained air corps caps to the backs °fu r hea . ds » muttered a b o u t those crazy engineers," and gnmly began punching holes in ' ' WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1945 A few lonely GIs have married Newfie girls, but usually before such unions were made dMflcuK by various discouragements. Including requisite permission of the commanding officer. The GIs and Newfie girls are poles apart in Interests at the start, but GIs soon have the girls '·""-""«·"* --- 0£ the com- rug-cutting. Some monest things in the lives of v s o American boys are foreign to the local people. American soldiers have been astounded to hear girls working on the post .for the first time ask what lemons are Many, of the Newfie girls of tosh descent, are quite pretty 'and many GIs are quite lonely. Thanks to the company of these girls fighting :the war at this outpost is far less tedious for many a home?i* soldier. ttiBn.^it would-be if 'the Newfie girls didn't like them; Falling Asleep While. , Driving 'Negligence,' Supreme Court Holds Banisbtu-r, Pa., (UPJ -_ Falling asleep while driving a motor ve- mcle in Pennsylvania constitutes negligence," according' to the state supreme court, which held in - recent opinion that any other T ° '"-" "- "contrary to the - - - -. -- ...«! · human being. sleep does not come without warning," the appellate court found. "Before sleep there is drowsiness and before drowsiness there is usually great fatigue or at least a desire to sleep. "Human affairs would be in a precarious state if locomotive engineers, aviators, chauffeurs motormen and others in charge of farmery in motion were liable to fall asleep' at any time without first becoming consciously aware of sleep's approach and taking immediate steps to bring to a stop the mechanism under their control or placing it in the hands of one who is completely awake and alert. "Therefore, %vhen a driver of an automobile falls asleep while driving, it is legitimate^inference tnat he was negligent either a) "i permitting himself to fall asleep while at such a responsible post of duty, or (2) if he possessed no such will power as would enable him to keep awake under the circumstances in not ceasing to drive the vehicle. ' rule would be facts of life. "In a normal than in re- ,r, n respect to 'sleeping at the wheel- must be rejected as contrary to the facts of Ife and as condemned sound considerations of public Open School on Diseases of Poultry Charles City--The 172nd cla of Dr. Salsbury's School of Pouitr Diseases started Monday with ove JO dealers and servicemen, from points as far distant as Oregon an New Jersey attending. While, thi attendance is smaller than ses sions held later In the year it considered very good for a Janu ary school. A full week of prac tical and clinical instruction i planned with classes daily from a. m. to 9 p. m. highlighted by dinner Thursday night at the S Charles hotel. : The school which is under th direction of Dr. John J. Salsbur and a staff of Salsbury technics men, will be concluded Friday. Chorles City Briefs ^ ChaHes-CIty--Atty Harrison v flyon .of Santa Barbara, Cal for meriy of Charles City, is' noi among the list of "Who's Who i America" for 1944-45, accordin to an article in the Santa Barbar News-Press. Attorney Hyon is th son of the late Drs. J. A. and Man E. Ryon of Charles City. According to announcement bj the war department, Evelyn I Hud, of Charles City, of the arms nurse corps, has been promotec from 2nd to 1st lieutenant. Pfc. Richard "Dick" McDonali wno :s stationed at Camp Me Cam, Iceland, wrote his wife th following bit of news: "You hav been writing about Charles · City" good old sub-zero weather. Wei this may seem strange to you bu the coldest weather we have ye had here in Iceland this winte was 15 above zero. We have onl a very few -hours of dayligh which makes the. day a long, lone some one." Word has been received by M and Mrs. William A. Meyer o 610% West Kelly street, of daughter born to Mr. and Mrs Byron Meyer o£ Pensacola JFla Jan. 11. The new baby has bee named Karon Marie and weishe 4 pounds and 10% ounces. This i their first child. Byron is a chie commissary steward with th navy. Mrs. Meyer was former! Wash. This is Mr., and Mrs^Mey 1 er's third grandchild. 'lit. and. Mrs. Elmer ^muiwn Tenth avenue, received wore from the war department, statinj that their son, Walter E. Baldwin who was injured in Italy Sept 11 had arrived in New York Jan 1 r i ^ S TM a hos P' tal at Staten Island. Mr. Valdwin is gettin' along nicely. Births at the Cedar Valley hds pital included a son born to Mr and Mrs. Wayne Bomvell The Women's Society of the Con- regational church will hold reg- Cities Plan Living Memorials to Heroes Chicaro, U.R-- Several cities are Planning living memorials to the war dead in the form of municipal recreation centers. Municipal officials and veterans organizations feel that such memorials are more fitting and useful ways to express their respect for the dead than the traditional statues, according to re- Ports of the International C i t y Managers association. Among the communities which are planning to erect such memorials are Louisville and Paducah Ky., Toledo, Ohio, and Edgerton WIs. Counties with such plans are Muskegon in Michigan and Milwaukee in Wisconsin. United States" refiners will be able to increase slightly j n 1945 * 1 ?- u ^ ntitv ot Premium motor . fuel that can be manufactured for buses, fire engines, ambulances. large trucks and other essentiai vehicles. ular January meeting Thursday at 2:30 p. m., in the Fireside room of the church. Mrs. A. L. Miller will have the devotions. The guest speaker will be the Rev.' Joseph G. Morgan. There will be an im portant business meeting preced ng the afternoon program at : o'clock. Miss Leola Toepfer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Toepfer and friend. Miss Carlyn Todd, returned to Visaha, Cal., after a 6 weeks' lurlough from their work at the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph company. They were accompanied home by Miss Eileen Lewis. The Christian church women's department will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Maude Elliott, 106 Seventh ave- TM q ' TM -? sther Zeilstorf and Mrs. Ida Bird win be assisting hostesses. Mrs. Frank Nies left Tuesday evening for Washington, D. C , , son, Major 4l u« K « and family. This will be the first time Mrs. Nies will have seen her son and family In 3 years. ' Alexander--Mrs. Leo Elbson is wiling with relatives at Sioux * ------^^ Ity Globe-Gazette CHAMBER NAMES ERICKSON HEAD Annual Meeting Held by Directors Monday Charles City--L. R. Erickson manager of the J. C. Penny company store, of 'Charles City, was chosen as the new president of the Charles City Chamber- of Commerce, at the annual meeting of the board of directors Monday afternoon. He will succeed W G Henke who has been president the past year. Mr. Ericksori was vice president under Mr. Henke. W, E. Prudden was elected vice president; Merten Klaus, treasurer and I. W, Lackore was re-elected as secretary. ' _ The secretary announced Tues- aay that a general meeting of the Chamber .will be held in the near future when an accounting of activities for the past year will be given. Legion Goes to Work on Buijding Repairs . Charles City--There is much ac- ivity in the recently purchased Legion home on Main street and ;onsiderable repairing has gone lorward, the work being done by nembers of the organization. The -.egion has issued a call for members to gather at the new home ^ach evening this week, from 7 .o 10, for work and to bring hammers. C. L. Webster Opens Real Estate Office Charles City _ c. L. Webster Tuesday announced that he has opened a real estate office on Main street across from the Charles theater. Mr. Webster formerly operated the Paris cleaners selling his business last spring after having operated it' here for 15 years. Al Niemah, tailor is occuping part of the building. APPOJNTSHEADS OF COMMITTEES House Speaker Lists 55 Chairmen, All GOP DCS Moines, ()--Speaker Harold Felton (R., Indianola) announced Tuesday the chairmen of i5 standing committees of the ipuse of representatives. Due to he preponderant republican ma- ority, not one democrat won a committee chairmanship. Chairmen of the principal committees include: Aeronautics. Andrew J. Neilsen -ouncil Bluffs; agriculture No. l' V. C. Tyrrell, Jr., Bclmond; agriculture No. 2, Henry Siefkas, Os- -eola; appropriations, G. T. Kueser, Griswold; board of control onn S. Heffner, Webster City- ommerce and trade, Robert Carlon, Sioux City; conservation, J. H. Jail, Malvern; drainage, Harry ;°?J For t Dodge; insurance, Jay C. Colburn, Harlan; judiciary No 1, Ueorge E. Farmer, Cedar Rapids- udiciary No. 2, Ted Sloanq, Des loines; labor, Harvey J. Lone Clinton. Liquor control, J. F. Jliller, Pastor Makes Solo Flight Charles City--The Rev. Paul Davis,. pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist church, soloed Monday afternoon at the Ray Henry air- S? ,q"?J th -r? f . charles City near Floyd. Mr. Davis is the second student to solo at the recently approved airfield. T ,. The P Iane used.by Henry is a Piper Cub, equipped with landing skis for winter flying. . Ray Henry, the instructor, is a former army aircorps instructor .He has had several opportunities to continue such work but he prefers to live on the farm and care for his own airfield. His students in training are a -·epresentative group including larmers, a buttermaker, a nurse a minister and an undertaker Humboldt; military and veterans affairs, John H. Gardner Ijsbond- motor -vehicles-and transportation' Henry; W.. Wormley, Kirigslly; ,,,; tmnal-defense, Joe F..' Gardner, Waverly; postwar development, X r. Prentis, Mount Ayr; school and textbooks, Albert Steinberg, Ames- state educational institutions T H Huston, Crawfordsville; tax revision, James A. Cowan, What Cheer and ways and means Carroll A l^ane, Carroll. NOW SHOWING CAKE-FREE, WAR-FREE AND A LAUGH SPREE! SINllRA-MURPHY-MENJOU fHSEN-SLCfAK-PAUTE .Ends Tonite (Wednesday) J E A N ARTHUR in "IMPATIENT YEARS" "BLACK PARACHUTE" THURS. - FRl. - SAT. ROY ROGERS "King of the Cowboys" WHERE TO GO DANCE and Slay Young Lynn Kerns Wed. Scandinavians Fri. Carl Bean Sat., Sun. .Butwhen ,they studied the technical 'directives issued recently by air service command engineers tnat set them to their seemingly destructive task, the maintenance mechanic-soldiers' c o n f u s i o n abated and they soon had the vital job done. The holes, explained the engineers, are specially placed to permit a constant flow of air to reach the .many generators found on multi-engined United States war planes. Before, the voltage regulators on the generators were heating up, causing these vital parts to foil and in many instances throwing the entire electrical systems of the planes 1 out of order. Bather than devise some highly complicated cooling apparatus for each generator, the engineers S1f "!S y k° led the a]u mmum skin pi the planes at strategic spots and let the slipstream do the job. Besides cooling the generators, the engineers 'discovered, upon checking their innovation the generator output was actually stepped up by their modification. War Drives Fishermen to Fish Farms Cambridge, Mass., (U.R)--War time curtailment of marine fish J n S has whet the nation's interes in fish farms. The mushrooms-like develop ment of this industry is describe i"i. TM Industrial Bulletin pub hshed by Arthur D. Little, Inc industrial chemists here. Artificial ponds are produced bv flooding an area of otherwis useless land and stocking the wa *« With fish. To what extent th idea has captured the imagination of farmers and sportsmen may be judged from the fact that in Oklahoma alone 2,434 such ponds were created during the first hall o f 1944. · · ' - . . . . · As in all farming, the success o fish growing ^depends on the nu- Jiment available; Fertilizer added to ponds increases growth of minute plants and microscopic animals which provide food for insects and small 'fish, which in turn are eaten by'bigger fish. Ponds treated by fertilizer may produce up to 300 pounds of fist per acre, whereas natural ponds yield only 7 -to 150 pounds per acre. Experiments have demonstrated hat continuous operation of fish ponds can be maintained by stocking with 2 types of fish--predatory and non-predatory--in a redetermined ration, adding fer tilizer and fishing heavily. Ponds should not be constructed an areas subject to floods or tremendous runoffs, the article said A valley with a small stream running through it is ideal,-but it is The Home of First-Run Entertainment NOW SHOWING THRU FRIDAY TWO VARIETIES OF BIG HITS BLAZING DRAMA AND EMOTION IN THIS CO-HIT FEATURE SIMONE SIMON t - . dig ponds · in level possible fields. In addition to fish farming, artificial ponds may supply water for livestock, store water to prevent floods, and ii fenced, help maintain a preserve for game and fur bearers. 7,524 Notre Dame Ensigns South Bend, lad., (U.PJ--Notre Dame university reports that 7,524 midshipmen have been graduated as ensigns o£ its naval -reserve midshipmen's school since Octo-! ber, 1942, when the navy.opened its branch there. STRAND IF IT'S A BIG HIT WE WILL SHOW IT! WEDNESDAY NIGHT IS YOUR LAST CHANCE · . TO SEE CHARLIE MCCARTHY--"SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD' FRED MacMURRAY--"DOUBLE INDEMNITY" S'fl I YOU'LL SCREAM WITH LAUGHTER. 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