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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 13, 1943
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10 reOJMWMKtfffnEa MASON CITY GLOBff-GAZETTE .··(·n Call tafi^M ANNOUNCE39TH MASKED BALL Danish Group Will Hold Event Feb. 2 CLEAR LAKE--The 39th annual Danish masquerade ball' will be held at the Surf ballroom Feb 2, it was announced Wednesday This event usually attracts persons from many points in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota and is looked forward to as the bij event oJ the winter season. The Scandinavian Accordion band of Albert Lea, Minn., which is playing at the Surf Friday night, has been obtained for the masquerade. Only masked dancers will be allowed on the floor before 10 o'clock when the grand parade will form. The dancers will unmask following the decision of the judges. A number of prizes will be awarded. No commercial cos- turners will be present, it was announced. The committee on arrangements includes Viggo Jacobsen, Chris F Jacobsen, Sam Sorensen and Arnold Hasmussen. Wa-Tan-Yes Will Sponsor New Troop CLEAR LAKE -- Wa-Tan-Ye club, woman's service organization, will sponsor Senior Gir Scout troop 4, it was decided at a dinner meeting of the club a Peter's restaurant Tuesday evening. The troop includes 18 girls in the freshman class at high school. Mrs. Harrison Kohl anc Mrs. Frank Brandt are troop leaders. The club also - decided to cooperate with the Bundles For America movement just opening in Clear Lake. Reports of the Christmas basket committee were given and greetings from sister clubs read. Miss Harriett Beyrner was a guest. The birthday of Mrs. Mollie Wellmon was observed with a cake provided by Mrs. W. C. Witke, songs and gifts. Mrs. Nita Church and Miss Oma Button were hostesses. The next meeting is Jan. 26. * * * IS INSTALLED AS CONDUCTOR Mrs. John Kopecky was installed as conductor of Tina Rebekah lodge at the regular session held Tuesday evening at I. O. O. F. hall.'Mrs. A. R. Cain was special district deputy president; Mrs. Walter Jensen, special deputy marshal and Mrs. Alma Helm, special deputy chaplain. Mrs. C. A. Luick was appointed press correspondent. The lodge voted to hold, a guest night Jan. 26 and a rummage sale to help defray expenses of the district convention to be held in Clear Lake in May on Feb. 5 and 6. Mrs. Cain is chairman of the rummage sale committee. LEARN HOME CARE OF SICK Home progress educational and organizational co-operators of 1-ake township met at the home of Miss Alma Tokle Tuesday for a lesson on home care of the sick. Miss Lucille Buchanan, HDA demonstrated making an occupied bed, giving a bed' bath and making of sickroom accessories. Points on Business" will be the topic at the home of Mrs E A Thrams Feb. 2 ' " SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD MEETS The Congregational S u n d a y school board held a dinner meet- wig at the R. R. R ogers home 5^;?\r v u m " ng after which Mrs- Robert Nichols presented the lesson on "Problems of the Small Sunday School." The board meets next at the M. A. Araesoa home Annual Ice Harvest Gets Under Way CLEAR LAKE--The annual ice harvest is under way at Clear lake but it takes the old timers to recall the last time ice was put up by the method being used this year. Some say it is longer but Roy Stewart and Ned O'Neill think it is about 26 years since Jce was put up and Joadcd with team and jack. It is a simple procedure but " g e t s results. The ice is cut with a circular saw, the cracks tamped and the big rafts floated Jn where cakes are chipped loose ,,S U *K° r J' Ve cakes arc brought up the channel where the man with the jack hooks on to the ice Th , e team tightens up and the ? !£ E ¥ e up the chule ai "3 on to the loading platforms There waiting trucks carry their loads away to the ice house. There is no noise of machinery and of freight cars bearing their heavy loads over sanded tracks up the middle of Main street this year but the ice harvest is proceeding nevertheless. The job is being done by the Stewart brothers and but 30 men are employed in comparison with several times that number in former years. It is estimated that three or four more days will be required to finish the job of filling the ice house to supply the local demand. Plan Funeral Services for Mrs. Clara Dorchester, 68 MRS. CLARA DORCHESTER Clear Lake Briefs C. W. Butts, ST., well drilling and pump repairs. Phone 107. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis received a cablegram Tuesday from their son. Ray, who is with tbt marines. He said that he was well For Sale--Snow suit, size 18, ex cellent condition, 3 ,i price. Ph. 405 Mrs. 11. G. Grump and daughter Sandra, went Monday to Siou City to visit relatives the rest o the week Mrs. Thomas J. Gibson, Jr., nee Betty Patterson, and daughter Judith Ann, arrived Tuesday to spend some time with her parents Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Patterson. Mrs Gibson and daughter went first to Dayton, Ohio, and then to San Antonio, Tex., to stay with Mr Gibson, private first class, who is stationed at Camp Stinson. Paul Went worth came over from Mason City Tuesday to look after thines at the home place, returning Wednesday. His mother, Mrs Cora Wentworth, who is at Park hospital with a broken arm, is get- Rites Will Be Held . at Methodist Church' Thursday, 2:30 p.m. CLEAR LAKE--Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Dorchester, 68 who died at the home of Mrs Minnie Nelson, South Secont street, Tuesday evening following a long period of ill health, wil be held at the Methodist church Thursday at 2:30 o'clock. The Hev. Thomas B. Collins pastor, will conduct the rites anc burial will be in Clear Lake cemetery. The Major funeral home, Mason City, is in charge of arrangements. The body will lie in slate at the Major funeral home until 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon. * * # Clara DeGroot Dorchester was born Sept. 24, 1874, the daughter of Chester R. and Mary E. Howe DeGroot, Youngstown, Ohio. She was one of six children, havini two brothers and three sisters al of whom preceded her in death She was graduated f r o m Youngstown high school and western Reserve university, re- *ceiving an A. B. degree from the latter. She received the honor of magna cum laude in mathematics and was chosen a member of Phj Beta Kappa, honorary scholastic society. * * * She became assistant principal m the Youngstown school, taugh mathematics in Thurston preparatory school, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and was professor of mathematics in the college for women at Gran- vilie, Ohio. Feb. 16, 1911, she was married to Lowing s. Dorchester and came to Clear Lake to make her home tins along nicely. T h e Rebekah Social circle meeting scheduled for Friday has been .postponed until February because of the cold weather. Herbert L. Oleson, Tacoma. Wash., arrived Tuesday, called by the serious illness of his father Frank P. Oleson, Forest Cify, who is at Park hospital, Mason City, and remains in a serious condition following three blood transfusions. Mr. Oleson. who had not been in Iowa for 17 years, will spend a week with his sisters, Mrs. George Kabrick and Mrs. [jester Moretz, and with relatives at Forest City. Mrs. Wallace Kroeger and two children, Rock Island, 111., arrived Sunday to spend some time at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Leith. Community Bible study will be eld Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Charles Nelson, Orchard avenue. Clear Lake Calendar Wednesday -- Congregational fellowship supper, church parlors, ·6 o'clock. Intramural basketball, h i g h school gym, 6:30 o'clock. O. N. O. club, Mrs. Keith Haw, 111 West Center street. Lake's Ambitious Feeders, Chris Jasperson home. C. D. A., Mrs. Ned O'Neill. 104 South Oak street, 6:30 o'clock. Beta Omicron chapter, Beta Sigma Phi, Mrs. F. G. Drew, 319 South Second street. Verity lodge No. 250. A. F. and A. M., Masonic Temple, 8 o'clock. Thursday--Rotary club, I. O. O. F. hall, 12:15 o'clock. Red Cross surgical dressings, rcstroom. 1:30 o'clock. W. R. C. circle, Mrs. Charles Woodward, 10i East Division street. Catholic Ladies aid, St. Patrick's church parlors. Lake View club, Mrs. E. E. Thompson. Community Bible study, Mrs. Charles Nelson, Orchard avenue, 2:15 o'clock. B. P. club. Mrs. Will Tibbets. Oakland club, Mrs. Aubrey Orcutt. Sorosis club. Mrs. Will Rich 300 North Third street. Altrurian club, Mrs. R. B. Kennedy. 223 North Thihd street. Trinity circle, Zion Lutheran aid. Mrs. Earl Huntley, 506 Henry street. Child evangelism classes, Louis Knudson and S. H. Peterson homes, 4 o'clock. Girl Scout troop I, junior high school. 4 o'clock. Pythian Sisters, No. 83, I. O. O. F. hall, dinner, 6:30 o'clock- temple, 8 o'clock. Chivalric lodge No. 82. Knights of Pythias, I. O. O. F. hall 8 o'clock. Junior Federated club, Mrs. James Lane, 11354 North Third street. SCARVILLE--Homer Morse, Jr., he infant son of air. and Mrs. Homer Herrick of Kieslcr. and a jrandson of Mr. and Mrs. John ·olkon of Searville. has bten a patient at the Naeve hospital in Albert Lea since last Tuesday, receiving treatment for pneumonia and complications A son, Lowing s. Dorchester Jr. born to them Dec. 19, 1913, was killed in an accident Sept. 22 19'3 Mr. and Mrs. Dorchester established a library collection and placed a tablet to his memory in the local public library. In 1924 Mrs. Dorchester began doing state work for the D. A R and became chairman of the state committee on marking historical spots. After four years she became state recording secretary and then was invited to be chairman of the national committee for marking historical spots During this period she was instrumental in having a marker placed at the end of the old military trail near Marquette * * * She was a member of the Methodist church, in which she was active many years, of the O E S D. A. R., A. A. IT. W., Phi Beta Kappa and Progress club She was a member of the state library committee of the I. F W c served three years as state president of Daughters of Founders and patriots and was once a delTM gate to the national convention of ·,,*· v .- W. at Charleston, s. Car Bu1mT VI rf relatives Delude Jack isulmer. Davenport; Mrs. C J " -· ·-·-· w. Bulmer and Youngstown, --a---, Harry H a r r y D eGrooti Ohio, nieces and , ----- , ,, nephews of Mrs. Dorchester, and Mrs. J H. Howe and Miss Florence Howe, Cresco, cousins. Mrs. Grace FisktT Priscilla Hostess; Other Clubs Meet LAKE-Mrs. Grace entertained Priscilla dub at the home of Mrs. J. c. Palmer Tuesday xvith Mrs. Grace sTeVens as a special guest Mrs. Palmer gave a reading for the program and games were played with Mrs. Grace Abbott and Mrs. Fiske mTA pr l zes - Miss EUa Ho e e « ill be hostess Jan. 26 * * * Other clubs also met Tuesday. Mrs. Dora Hansen substtiuted for Mrs. Henry Marshall at a meet n m h t - - - r c u held at the home of Mrs. Henrv ^iii H r 50 ."- Mrs - WUI B "low vill be hostess in two weeks Mmes. Paul Crawford' and Frank Stesseger were substitutes . t thC h ° TOe Of - . - ^ rs - A r t n u r Johnson won high and Mrs. Peter Knutson ow scores. Mrs. H. G. Crump is the next hostess. ¥ * * « R A T i r s " Bid M H: Bridge club with Mrs. O B. Gift as a substitute. ;lrs. Glen Orth. who is moving to Dos Moines Friday, was given a ^jy 1 .,?"* 101 shower. Mrs. Don O Neiil won high score, Mrs A J Sower, second high, and airs" John Hayes, consolation. Mrs Bower entertains in two weeks, ·'rayer Service for Mary Ann Frank Set or Thursday Morning A prayer service will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Holy Family Catholic church for Mary Ann Frank, l;4 ·ear old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Smanuel Frank, 311 Monroe ave- lue northwest, who died at a local lospital Tuesday morning follow- ng a short illness. The Rev. R. P Murphy will officiate at the serv- ce. Burial will be in St. Joseph's ccmp.tery. The Meyer funeral lomc is in charge of arrangements. The-, army quartermaster corps ias developed a goggle with live ntci-chiingcablc lenses. TALKS PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING Farm Mobilization Day Program Given CLEAR LAKE--A belter understanding of the problems of the farmer and of his efforts to meet the needs of the times was promoted in the Mobilization day program held at the high school Tuesday evening with Marion Olson, county extension director, presiding. A good-sized crowd of men and women were out to hsar and to take part in the discussions. L. E. Jacobson of the Clear Lake Co-operative creamery spoke of the butter and egg situation and attempts to meet the need for increased production o£ those foods. C. A. Pease represented the businessmen of Clear Lake and Dledged their help in times of labor shortage. P. P. Walker, commander o Stafford post, spoke of the sacrifices of civilians as not to be compared with those of the men on the fighting front and of the willingness of the Legion men to help in all possible ways. * * * J. F. Heathershaw, of the U. S employment service, canvassed the situation with regard to farm help and the problems arising from the dfaft and from the use o£ labor in war industries. He asked all to co-operate by using every means possible to get farmer and farmhand together. Radio announcements have been found especially valuable since the rationing of gas nnd rubber, he said. M. L. Lawson told the fanners how many new machines are to be sold in the county this year He advised them that parts wil be plentiful and said that they should check their needs ant notify dealers at the earliest possible date. John V. Bohning discussed the rationing of foods by the point system to begin in February, stating that it means share and share alike by citizens. Supt. T. G. Burns tolc of the shortening of school anc college courses and of addet courses giving students immediate aid in work needed. Shirley Stanfield told of the troubles of a draft board member and advised farmers of the methods of applying for deferment of farm help. Mrs. Erne'st Buss, representing the home project committee, spoke briefly of what production means to her. The group listened to a transcription of the a f t e r n o o n program in which President Roosevelt, Secretary of Agriculture Wickard ana other prominent world figures spoke. The Clear Lake program was arranged by Ira W. Jones and Leo Stork assisting Mr. Olson. DANIEL KARR, 75, DIES OF ILLNESS Funeral at Williams, Saturday, 2 O'Clock CLEAR LAKE--Funeivl serv- ces for Daniel Karr, 75, who died at a Mason City hospital early Wednesday morning following an llness of two weeks, will be held at Williams funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Clear~Lake cemetery. Mr. Karr was born in Wisconsin 3ec. 24, 1867, the son of Mr. and VIrs. Joseph E. Karr, but had ived in Clear Lake many years, naking his home at 10D2 East Main street. He was unmarried. Mr. Karr is survived by three jisters. Miss Gertrude, with whom le lived; Mrs. J. T. Charlesworth, 211 East Main street, and Mrs. Dora Holmes, Imperial, Cal. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, IBM The Market Comes to the Buyers Wore Soups Will Be D acked in Metal Cans, 'lew Ruling Reveals WASHINGTON. «P)'_ More canned soups will be packed in netal cans for the armed forces, end-lease and civilians during The war production board was authorized soup canners to use un- imited numbers of cans for pack- ng seasonal soups, such as asparagus, pea, spinach, and tomato oups, and 75 per cent of the amount of cans used in 1942 to pack non-seasonal' soups, such as chicken, consomme, clam or fish "bowers, and vegetable soups. This superseded an order issued Dec. 9. 1942 restricting the use of American noraric ans for packmg soups to 50 per much to alienate cent oE the amount used in 1942. mmigrants from _ Mrs. Harold J. Fitzpatrick, ab6ve, is putting the feminine stamp of approval on the jewelry displayed m the victory fashion caravan which is showing at the HotllHanford ureis'Sfobbel '^Tl ^ car TM. S ^ fed with the P e ~ ! f«,mlSo manuS hshed last AlMn th, ?n a f .f T' C ^ n * * C ° mplete de P^tment store, was established last fall m the interests of saving tires and gasoline for both salesmen and buy- The caravan is traveling through cities in Iowa and Nebraska. The merchandise is trucked from town to town, while the members travel by bus or trahf I s estSiated that the group is conserving 6 million miles of travel on 500 tires " estlmated jobber are pictured with Friends of Library Seek to Add to Services Given Mrs. Amen Speaks on Its Purpose of Consumer Co-Operation Here Purposes of "Friends of Libraries" organizations, plus a specific program fov the Mason City unit were set forth Tuesday by Mrs! J. Curtis Amen on the KGLO Forum. The Friends of Libraries unit has been organized locally to lend moral support to the Mason City library, she said. "Let me make it clear that this is not another club to have regular meetings and high dues," Mrs. Amen said. "This is an experiment in con- ;umer co-operation. It is a sincere attempt to bring closer to the Dublic-serving, community - sup ported library, the citizens for whom it exists." * * ^ Citing: the present difficulties of the local library in carrying on under curtailments, Mrs. Amen asked listeners to become Friends and to support the library's projects. * * * Two current tasks were named by the speaker: To assemble another "V book" shipment for soldiers, and to compile a war activ- 'ties record for Cerro Gordo county. "Who should be included in (the) list of Friends? All of you who believe that total mobiliza- .ion of the civilian population iieans. besides bond buying and Red Cross support and defense precautions, something m o r e something less tangible," said Mrs. Amen. . * * * "And that is the mobilization of ,he brains of all the people, because in their hands lies the destiny of the world. "Do you believe," she queried 'that 'Today's Readers Shape Tomorrow's World?' "Demonstrate that fact by becoming a Friend of Libraries." Mrs. Amen told at some length o£ a commentary by Dr. Hans Thierbach, a nazi, who had writ- en in a reich publication that (he (American) public library occupies a foremost place in the struggle for shaping public opin- on." * ·* * The nazi deplored the fact that American libraries had d o n e German-born their native The V-Hcm* conservation slogon is the oW New England adage: "£at it up, wear it out; fix it up, or do without." If it's rubber, Junior would rather do without--but the family's health must be conserved, too, Oi our most valuable resource in this total war warns OCD. IsyoursaV.Home? to become library lovers over here. "Such an opinion from our enemy," said B,Irs. Amen, "makes us more consciously appreciative of one of the good things which we have always just taken for granted. That is, the blessing of library service." * * * The Friends of Libraries, Mrs. Amen explained, is not a new idea. But the organization itself is new, she added. In 1925 Harvard university turned to alumni and established the Friends plan. "That it must have been a good idea," said Mrs. Amen, "is evident in the prompt adoption of a similar plan by Yale. "Would Yale follow Harvard otherwise?" Thief Takes Typewriter With Rumanian Letters CHICAGO. f/P)--Nick Boila, a theatrical booking agent, has little hope of replacing the typewriter stolen from his office, but he wonders what the thief is going to do with it. The machine, which he valued at £75, was equipped with Rumanian characters. He said he used it to write to friends in Ru- NORTHWOOD--Word has been received from Rochester, Minn that Mrs. W. I. Sayre. who had a major operation Friday morning, is getting along ns well as can be expected. She will have to remain at the hospital for about weeks MRS, BROGKETT SUCCUMBS HERE Funeral Services to Be Thursday Afternoon Mrs. Robert W. Brockett, 37, of 15 Fourteenth street southeast, died Tuesday afternoon at a local hospital after a year's illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Meyer funeral home with the Rev James Miller, Bristow, officiating Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery- She was born Feb. 7, 1905, at Hanlontoivn. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Virginia, at home; her mother, Mrs. G. W. Ferrier, Mason City; a brother Roy Ferrier, Mason City, and eight sisters, Mrs. Roy Bowen. Rock Falls; Mrs. Ed Klein, Manly; Mrs. Harris Dudley, Decatur, 111.; Mrs John Sturm. Santa Clara, Cal.; Mrs. Dave Bender, Waterloo; Mrs. Dcwey Gaskill, Charles City: Mrs! Archie Pasco, Mason City, and Mrs. Pearl Ferrier, Mason City. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Brockett was preceded in death by her father, Nov. 28. 1942, and by three sisters. The body will lie in state at the Meyer funeral home until time for the service. DECORAH--Mrs. John J. Odden is the eighth person to be taken to the Decorah hospital in recent weeks with a fractured hip. She fell on the floor of her cellar and lay for several hours before she was found. The "juvenile" age limit for of- thi-ee fenders varies among states from the age of 16 to 21. 110 JAPS KILLED BY U.S. PATROL Marine From Tripoli, . Iowa, Accounts for 4 , ON THE WESTERN FRONT OF GUADALCANAL, DEC. 30-(Delayed)-- (/TV--Another story of American courage and skill in combat came out of the Guadalcanal jungle when a marine patrol reported it had killed 110 Japanese, while the American losses were only nine killed and 17 wounded. * * * lei by MaJ. Ew»rt Scott Laue, of Seattle. Wash., a Urte patrol started out on the morn- injr of Dec. 26. its object to contact the enemy on the western slopes of Mount Austen, which is a prominent feature of the dominating part of the' western front. * * * They ran into snipers all day long, and bivouacked overnight. Early in the morning they pushed on, but ran into heavy enemy opposition consisting of machine- fun nests and riflemen in trees. The Japanese position was oti a ridge behind which lay a large valley. The Japanese undoubtedly were protecting a large bivouac area. When the major reported the situation, p-39 fighters bombed and artillery worked over the Japanese. The major knew it would be suicidal to storm the enemy at the moment, and -withdrew his patrol to the bivouac of the preceding night. * * * T h e Japanese mistakenly thought they had routed the marines in r e t r e a t . They- charged and the marines blasted away with machine-guns, riHe fire, and hand grenades. Feiv Japanese were ever able to return to their positions. * * * Another small marine patrol returned after killing 17 Japanese, capturing two machine-guns, four automatic rifles, and blowing up a large amount of ammunition. Corp. Calhoun Vestal of Whitewright, Tex., killed six of the enemy with his tommygun, and Pvt. H. D. T. Slack of Tripoli, Iowa, accounted for four. The patrol had only four slightly wounded, and all were able to return to their own base under their ov\*n power. A great traveler is said to have possessed a selcnitc or moonstone about the size of a gold piece known as the gold noble but somewhat thicker. It indicated the waxing and waning of the moon by a certain white point or mark which, grew larger, or smaller as did the moon. " MIMlEfiPflLIS We want you Id experience · new lirili in hotel living! B* our guMt and you'll discover lorypuiMli. . · A vrtan friendly jKupiUIily. ·' An eagerness to pleaje you. · Beautjfullydecotsledroom*. · Food you will enjoy. · Vety convenient location. · Freedom from (icffic noise. ·Surprinnglyiodetsteutet. Write todayiorcurin [cresting lolderand rate card. ~ FRANCIS tovGML'3-% ,*..=,,· Honor The Boys Serving Their Country Display a Service Flag YOURS FREE! The red-bordered service flog with the blue star in the center pictured above is being ottered by the Mason City Globe-Gazette to parents and relatives who have someone in the service. One flag will be given for each son in the armed services. The service flag conveys this message: "From (his hduse e man hoi gone to do hit duty tor his country." The service flag sheet is prepared for display in windows/and the top is glued so it can be conveniently attached to the glass. a AH you need do Is to stop In at T h e , Globe-Gazette newsroom. The flag will be given to you tree of charge. Out-of-town reqeesta will be recognized ir accompanied by rclurn postafe.

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