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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, March 3, 1944
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' 4 Friday, March 3, 1M4 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE KIWANIANS HEAR TALK ON SWISS Swallow Shows Films ol His Native Land "Switzerland is one ol the few countries in the life of the European continent that still stands for true democracy," George W. Swallow, Dps Moines, told members of Kiwanis club at a noon luncheon · Thursday at the Hotel Hanford. "It covers 16,000 square miles, less than a 3rd the area of Iowa, and a large part of that is mountains or snow-covered. Yet Switzerland supports 4 million people speaking 4 different languages, and has the same charter that was written in 1291," said Mr. Swallow. Switzerland maintains its neutrality through its unique geographic and economic situation, according to Mr. Swallow. It has no raw material to speak of other than electric power and timber. It maintains its neutrality largely because it controls the 2 main railroads which connect Germany and Italy. "The Swiss can blow up the country's entire railroad system by pushing a button," said Mr. Swallow. "That is why she is not invaded. But Switzerland also has a good army, for every able bodied man in Switzerland is in the army until he is 38. Mobilization can be accomplished there in less than 24 hours." Mr. Swallow told of Switzerland's democratic form of government and of how the people of the country voted down 3 to l a pro- posal to change the const! t tion of the country in 1939 when t! is proposal was made under naz ence. Two reels of moving taken in Switzerland were by Mr. Swallow, with Jo houn of the Y. M. C. A influ- cturcs shown Cal- at the machine. He was introduced by W. J. Hughes, program ch W. M. Huffman presided at the meeting. Guests of the club were Russ Gray, Waterloo; H. E. Devine, Cedar Rapids; Lester Duke, Grinnell; and Ed Henntngsen, Dubuque. Legion Faces New Problems Due to War Providing jobs for the returning soldier and care for the disabled loom as huge problems in which the American Legion must play a prominent role, Legionnaires .were old at the recent commanders and adjutants meeting in Des Moines, according to the report of Adj. !arl Walters to the local post Thursday evening. All sen-ice organizations have pledged themselves to help boys :et jobs, conference speakers reported. A total of 1.300.0M have wen discharged from this war with almost as- many disabilities as from the 4,775,000 discharged from World War I. World war I veterans now are at the average age in the early fifties. The youngest'is past 40. Malaria is the largest problem for doctors in this war. Physicians have set up special schools fo several young doctors to make a study of this disease. Dec. 31, 1944, is the deadline fo veterans of World war I-for th Iowa bonus. Safety on the highways is af fected by the fact that the averag age of can on highways is now years, 25 per cent of them are 1 years or older. There are 30,000, ·40 ears on the highways now. Th number will be 60,000,000 by 1950 Brig. Gen. Hanford MacNide, was paid several tributes as th originator of the commanders an adjutants conference held eac -February at Des Moines. A total of 3,669 boys have a! tended Boys State since it wa organized in 1938. It will be hel at Grinnell again this year. Th state Legion convention will b HA VE YOU TRIED PUMPERNICKEL BREAD 15c 24 OZ. LOAF ON SALE AT YOUR GROCER FRI. SAT. FIRST -- Mrs. Dorothy McEIroy Vredenbnrgh of Vredenborgh, Ala., 27 year old national rice president of the Young Democratic clubs of America (above), is the new secretary of the Democratic national committee, the first woman ever to hold the post. (AP Wirephoto) held at Sioux City Aug. 20, 21, 22 and 23. Members of the Legion Scout troop were guests at the meeting and presented a demonstration of Scout work under the direction of Scoutmaster Henry DeWolfe. Dr. H. K. Jones presented a new troop flag to the troop. M. C. "Cap" HUFFMAN ADDS INSURANCE LINE To Supervise Missouri Company Through Iowa . W. M. Huffman, a resident of Mason City for 18 years and district manager for United Benefit Life Insurance Company and Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Association, has taken over the entire state agency for the Missouri Insurance company of. St. Louis, Mo., it was announced'Fri- day. \ Mr. Huffman will supervise and develop new business for the Missouri Insurance c o m p a n y through the entire state of Iowa. The Missouri Insurance company is an old line legal reserve life insurance company, established in 1907. and has a record of 37 years in the life insurance field. This company has an A+ rating by Alfred M. Best company, Inc., which states as follows: "The company has been managed in the interests of its policyholders and the results achieved are above average for the business. In our opinion it has considerable margins for contingencies. Upon The foregoing analysis of its present position we recommend this company." They write all forms of life insurance, including ordinary, 20 pay, endowment, juvenile, family group, intermediate, insured loan, mortgage cancellation, sub-standard and annuities. Mr. Huffman has been active in civic affairs of Mason City and is now president ot the local Ki- \vanis club, secretary of the I. O. O. F. Endowment Fund commit- British Flyers Had to Go Exactly 45 Feet Above Water By H. W. BLAKESLEE AT Science Editor New York--The British' planes which broke the Mohne and Eder dams in Germany had to learn to fly exactly 45 feet above the water, not 48 and not 44. That they did it was one of the incredible feats of this war. How is told by Wing Commander Guy P. Gibson, who led the Mohne squadron. He gives the details in the Sperryscope, the quarterly publication of the Sperry corporation. There' was no altimeter anywhere good enough to keep planes exactly 45 feet above the water. But the dams probably couldn't be broken unless the planes speeding at 250 miles an hour could keep within inches of 45 feet. Instead of trying to find a better altimeter, the British military engineers looked for a meter that would read 45 feet and no other altitude. ' They put a spot light in the nose of each plane and another at the tail. The pair of lights was converged so that the spots met at exactly 45 feet. · "We found it terribly hard," Commander Gibson said, "but we mastered the art and were all set." A spotlight on water is difficult to see under the best circumstances. The water the night of the attack at Mohne dam was dead calm, and black.-It was, however, marked by reflections of yellow, green and red flack. Lawson has been identified with this troop for 9 years and attended more than 400 of their meetings. Halph Lloyd Jones of the Red Cross chapter executive committee presented the cause of the war fund drive,, now taking place. Mr. Lawson asked that everyone cooperate in the waste paper drive. tee for the Odd Fellow Homes located here at Mason City, and is also secretary' and treasurer of the Mason City District Association of Life Underwriters. Mr. Huffman will maintain his headquarters at the same location, 34 2nd N. E. War's Effects on Iowa Junior Colleges Seen The 26 junior colleges in Iowa had a total enrollment of 2,318 in the fall semester of 1939 while this last semester there were only 13 junior colleges with less than a fifth the enrollment--440, to be exact. Mason City, which had the highest enrollment 5 years ago, according to the state department of public, instruction's report issued Thursday, had dropped to 3rd place last fall. Burlington junior college led this rear wiih an enrollment of 80. Ellsworth at Iowa Falls had 56 and Mason City 52, according to the report. Five years ago the Burling ton school had 213 students and was topped by Mason City which had 250 in the fall semester and 258 in the spring. Mason City's junior college has been the largest in Iowa except for 2 years when it was topped by Burlington. Largest local enrollment was 276 in 1941. There are 58 now. . Junior colleges not listed as having any students this year, bu with enrollments of 30 to 100 in 1939 were those at Webster City Sheldon, Washington, lied Oak Albia, Maquoketa, Chariton, Eagl Grove, Tipton, Clarinda, Independence, Bloomfield, Britt and Osce ola. Centerville reported 28 students this year, Boone, 46; Fort Dodge 31; Estherville, 29; Creston, 28 Marshalltown, 21; Muscatine, 20 Eikader, 18; Waukon, 16, and Em inetsburg, 15. SYRIAN YANKEE' BOOK OF WEEK Volume Proves to Be Popular With Youth Four copies of "Syrian Yankee" are circulating briskly from the Mason City public library and it. 5 the book chosen this week for he "Book-of-the-Week." It makes special appeal to youth. Virginia Vega wrote the review hosen by the committee as the est among some 20 sent in. "For a life story of a true American, this is it!" the review eads. "Bom in poverty, Salom Lizk rose, by his own courage nd perseverance, to become one f the best speakers on the American platform. The sim- licity of his story is in itself triking while 'the- unusual set- ing of his early life adds to the omance and color of the story." LIGHT WORK: Artist sketches how Mohne and Eder dams were bombed. Landlords Asked to Maintain Rents at March 1,1942, Level Designation ol the entire United States as' a defense area for rent control by the OPA administrator last October was called to the attention N of North Iowa residents Friday by the local war price and rationing board. All patriotic citizens were asked by the OPA office to maintain rents at the level of March 1,1942, and to keep services practically the same. The Mason City district is not one of those areas where the housing situation has become so critical that it has been thought necessary to apply specific rent regulations, it was emphasized. Since this is not an enforced rent control area, the OPA is depending upon landlords voluntarily to keep rents at the March 1, 1942, level. BUT War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. 2-POUND BOX PROCESSED CREAM CHEESE I Cj BUEHLER BROS 214 SO FED MARKET PHONE 916 NORTH IOWAS LARGEST M A R K E T FRESH DRESSED, LARGE Rousting CHICKENS.. Ib. FRESH GROUND PORK SAUSAGE... Ib. 20c LEAN, SLICED Mulberry BACON . 1 Point 17 Ib. GROUND Ib. 20c MILD LONGHORN FULL CREAM CHEESE , b J6c TENDER SIRLOIN, T-BONE Short Cut STEAKS... 30 ib. ALL LEAN Caiter Cats PORK Frenched Pork Cutlets Ib. Meaty, Lean Spare Ribs.. 195 34 CONVICT 10 VICHY OFFICIALS 1 st of French "Purge i Trials" Is Opened Alders, (fl)--A special military'' tribunal, bringing the first of the French "purge trials" to a conclusion, Friday convicted 10 Vichy concentration ' camp officials of murder and -brutality and , sentenced 4 of them to death. One of the 11 defendants, Col. Felicien Lupy, inspector general of Vichy prison camps in North Africa, was acquitted. The court, after hearing testimony for 2 weeks, returned verdicts of death against Sgt. Maj. Jean Baptiste Finidori and Lt. Xayier Santucci, Corsicans, Sgt. Maj. Raphael Dauphin, a Frenchman, and Otto Riepd, a German. Lt Col. Raymond Viciot and the Russian guard, Amfen Dormanov, were sentenced to life terms, 2 were given 20 years and 2 others were sentenced to 10 years. Th charges grew from the operation of a camp at Colomb- Bechar in southern Algeria where Vichy interned members of the French Foreign Legion following the armistice with Germany. Most of those interned were Austrian, Spanish, German and Polish antifascists who joined the legion in 1939 for the war against Germany. ; Brutalities, such as beating with crowbars, led to 8 deaths, it was charged. The verdicts represented a victory for Justice Commissioner Francois De Menthon, who has been insisting on observance of republican law in the trial of alleged Vichyites, and set a precedent for the trial of Pierre Pucheu, former Vichy minister of the interior, who is to face charges of treason in the same chamber beginning Saturday. Murray Indorses Red Cross War Fund, Urges Support Facing Greatest Task in Histoiy, Says C. I. 0. Chief Ib. Pork Veal Hearts 19 SMALL WIENERS LARGE END CUTS . . Ib. 28c I PORK CHOPS, Ib. 29c Fresh PIGS FEET, Ib.. 7c Tender Beef Pot Roast. Ib. Pork KNUCKLES, Ib.. 15c Tender Lego' Mutton 19 Ib. Mutton STEW, Ib. lOc Tender Mutton Roast. 15 Ib. S«9or Cured Slab Bacon.. Ib. 28c Meaty Neck Bones... Ib. 7c 4-Po.ndBo* SHcei BacoB 65 Sugar Cured Bacon Squares, Ib. 18c Meaty Spare BrookfieM CORN COUNTRY BUTTER 100% Pure Lard 17 Ib. Prominent Doctor Lauds Nurse's Aides The medical profession is eager for the enlistment ot trainees in the Red Cross Nurse's Aide program, according to Dr. Nathaniel \V. Faxon, director of the Massachusetts General hospital in Boston, as hospitals throughout our nation depend increasingly upon those volunteers to relieve the tremendous wartime burden on field of nursing, and medicine. "As war activities increase and a greater strain comes upon the professional element of the population," he said in a recent address to Nurses Aides, "shortage of Nurses will be more and more apparent, and it is only by supplementing their efforts \vith trained assistants that a proper program o£ professional care can be satisfactorily maintained." Upon Nurse's Aides, "trained in our very best hospitals and by competent leaders in the field ol nursing and medicine," Dr. Faxon said, rests- the great responsibility of public service. "I am confident that the medical profession is happy to give the Red Cross whatever help and encouragement it can in persuading young women with the proper requirements to enlist for training in this most valuable program," he said. Washington. D. C. --Urging "full and unqualified support" by CIO members of the 1944 American Hed Cross War Fund in March, CIO President Philip Murray emphasized Red Cross services to "our men and boys in uniform." The text of his appeal to all CIO national and international unions, local industrial unions, industrial union councils and regional directors, follows: "In this 4th year of war, the American Red Cross faces, the greatest task of its history--a task which is of definite personal interest to every one of us. March, 1944, will bring to the American people the appeal of the American Red Cross for $200,000,000 to carry on its program during the coming year. By far the greatest part of this program will be direct service to our men and boys in uniform. "Thousands upon thousands of members of the Congress of In-* dustrial Organizations are now serving in the armed forces of their country, facing possible death in the many theaters of this global war. Many others are prisoners of war. "To these men and their families who look to the Hed Cross for assistance in emergency, and as a link with home, the Congress of Industrial Organizations must pledge full and unqualified support of the campaign which will make possible continuation o£ the vital services of this great people's organization. *We--the members of the Congress of Industrial Organizations --most aid in assuring the presence of blood plasma, oh all battlefields; the maintenance of Red Cross clubs in all theaters of war; the recruiting of sufficient trained nurses for the Army and Navy; the services of Red Cross workers assigned to troops and hospitals; the assistance by chapters to servicemen's families; the supply of bandages and other medical needs requested from the Ret Cross by the armed forces, anc the war relief supplies so tragically needed in the many countries affected by this conflict. "Through organized support by all CIO locals and councils COUNTRY CLUB ELECTS Greene --Officers elected, in th Round Grove Golf and Countr club meeting include J. H. Peter son, president; W. C. Fuerst, vie president, and Mrs. Lyle Shultz secretary-treasurer. Directors ar M. B. Heckman, G. V. McDowell Henry Dralle, Lyle Shultz, Wai ter Detra, C. V. Willie, and Georg Blaker. The organization has pur chased $700 in war boncis. Mrs. Paul Schiesbnrj, 415 14t N. W., has returned home follow ing an operation at the Mercy hos pital. I ft: 1 ^Roy Pupils Win All Places in Declamatory Le EOT, Minn.--Le Roy pupils carried away all honors at the declamatory contest here. Students from Le Roy, Rose Creek and 3rand Meadow competed. The Le Soy winners were Jean Strom, Elaine Price, Marie Regan, Mary Regan and Russell Sorenson. They will compete at- the district contest at Pine Island. Try This New Amazing Cough Outellt All Other* in Canada en Merit Alone--Mad* in U-S-AJ The Klnp of all cough medicine* for, coughs or broncblal Irritations reault- insr from coWa in cola wintry Canada i* Buckleys CANAMOL, Mixture -- Fasti working, triple acting Buckley's Mix-; ture quickly loosens and raises phlegm lodged in the tubes--clears air pas*-; sages--soothes rasped raw tissues, ona or two sips and wor£t coughlnfl* apasxn- eases. You f-et results fast. You feel the effect of Buckley's Instantly. , Compounded from rare Canadian Plnef Balsam and other soothing healinc in-' gradients Buckley's CANAWOIj Mixture is different from anything- you ever tried. Get a. bottle of this greati Canadian cough medicine today at any good drug store -- satisfaction guaran-l teed or money back. PHILIP MURRAY hrough the CIO War Relief Committee, and through labor-management committees, we must do our utmost to see that the goal is met during the 1944 Red Cross War Fund campaign." WE OFFER FOR SALE 50 SHARES SIOUX "CITY GAS ELECTRIC 7% PREFERRED TO YIELD 6.10% NORTHWESTERN STATES PORTLAND CEMENT UNITED LIGHT RAILWAY PREFERRED BOUGHT -- SOLD -- QUOTED Prices and Information Furnished on Any Security M. WITTENSTEIN CO. DES MOINES 9. IOWA GOP GROUPS TO MEET Washington, (£")--The advisory Doard of the National Federation of Women's Republican clubs will meet here March 10-12 to outline specific plans for women's participation in this year's presidential campaign. Mrs. W. Glenn Suthers of Chicago is chairman of the board, which has a membership of 35. HOLD MEMORIAL Cresco--Memorial services for Edward R. Glass of Cresco, who was killed in action Nov. 27, 1943, in Italy, were held Monday, at the Assumption Catholic church, with a large attendance of sorrowing friends and relatives. He was a son o£ Mr. and Mrs. Ray Glass of Cresco. Business houses ot Cresco were closed during the hour of services in respect to the de- Darted. In the 18til century in France, every window was taxed. Warns of Fire Season Salem. Oregon, (U.R)--The February-March period is Oregon's most dangerous fire season because fern undergrowth is dead and highly inflammable, Judge Grant Murphy, Marion county Keep-Oregon-G r e e n 'chairman, said. "Last year 22,000 acres, much of it in valuable young forests, went up in smoke through carelessness in setting fern fires," he said. MEN! LAST CALL TO VISIT Our Schick Razor Clinic conducted by a representative of the manufacturer continues through SATURDAY Bring in your Schick Razor for free check-up and service. The new Hollow Ground head will be available at this clinic. Van Ness Co 20 E. State Phone 17 THE MISSOURI INSURANCE COMPANY of St. Louis, Missouri Home Office: Missouri Insurance Building Olive Vandewenter , ANNOUNCES the appointment of WILLIAM M. HUFFMAN of Mason City, Iowa, as Manager for the entire state of Iowa Life Endowment Juvenile Family Group Intermediate Insured Loan Mortgage Cancellation Sub Standard Inquiries solicited, particularly from returning members of the armed forces regarding contracts as general agents, district agents or agents. Write W. M. Huffman, Manager, 34--2nd St. N. E., Mason City, Iowa.

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