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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 17, 1945
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14 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Your Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE What They Are Doing ENJOYED PARIS CHRISTMAS --T/Set. Gerald Peterson, who ' entered service with the national guard from Mason City and has now spent 4 Christmases in the army, wrote that he had enjoyed this last one in Paris more than he had the other 3. He mentioned having attended Christmas mass in one of the largest cathedrals there. Sgt. Peterson received his present rank in a recent promotion. He is the son of Mr. and-Sirs. Andrew Peterson, 201 14th N. W. --V-- VEENON JUMOK KEMBAtL --Seaman 1/C JOHN ROGER CABLSON --Fireman 1/C STILL TOGETHER--Exactly a year ago Vernon Kimball, seaman 1/c, had returned to the west coast following a leave spent here. Now the story is the same but since then ne has been nearly a year overseas and among Ms experiences is that, of surviving his ship, the U. S. S. Johnston sunk an the Philippine invasion last October. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kimball, 503 14th S. E. : u .With him and .having the same experience was his' buddy, John Roger Carlson, fireman 1/c, who has also been here on leave. The 2 sailors left San Francisco together and now following their 30 day leave here have gone to Treasure Island, San Francisco, for further assignment. John is the son of Mrs. Genevieve Carlson, 423 6th S. E. -V-- HOME FBOM PACIFIC--Seaman Oris Chapman, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Chapman, 1528 Jefferson N. W., Is here on a 21 day leave from the south Pacific, where be has been on active duty. He went Into service with the navy last June. --V-- NEW BATING IN S. PACIFIC --Roland Heeler was recently Riven the rating of electrician's mate 3/c in the south Pacific, where he is serving on a battleship. EM 3/c Heeler went overseas last Jnne and participated in the Falan and Philippine invasions. · Keeler was employed at the Capital Tobacco company when he entered the service in Sept., 1943. His wife an'd daughter live at 221 3rd N. W. -V-- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1845 NOW IV F R A N C E -- S/Sgt. George A. C. Nicol, whose wife lives at 634 Jackson S. W., is now in France. He went overseas last October and had previously been stationed in England. S/Sgt. Nicol is a graduate -of the Mason City high school and junior college, and before entering the service in _ April, 1943, was employed as meat cutter for the FIggly Wiggly company. --V-- SEES iy~ 'YEAE OLD SON FIRST TIME --S/Sgt. M. S. Bellomy is home- from Italy following 2 years of overseas service visiting his family at 141 24th S. W. This is the .first iime he has seen his son, now 18 months old. S/Sgt. Bellomy has teen serving with the 32nd station hospital in north Africa and Italy. He will report to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., at the end of his 30 day furlough before returning overseas. (Russell photo) --V-- RETURNED TO ARIZONA -It. Robert t. Pope has gone to Luke field, 'Ariz., for further training following a 10 day furlough spent at the home of his parents, Mr, and Mrs Ivan Pope, 2027 Carolina N. E. It. Pope had just completed a P-40 transition course. --V-- Wounded Mason City Soldier Has Recovered in England GOT C O M M I S S I O N AND UEAYE---James B. Price, who ·was graduated as a. navigator with the army air forces at Ellington field, Tex., on Dec. 30, and commissioned a 2nd lieutenant, has returned to the Texas field, after spending a leave .with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen H. Price, 32 6th N. W. It. Pric.e attended Belle Flaw Iowa business college and the Hamilton School of Commerce, Mason City. He entered the service in Feb., 1942, and took his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. In civilian life he was employed with the Chicaro Northwestern r a i l r o a d here. (Photo by Free) --V-- A D V A N C E D I N N E W HEBRIDES--Wayne G. Stokes, son of Mr. ana Mrs. George Stokes, Rockwell, has received the advanced rating of ship's- eook 1/c, according to word received here. SC 1/c Stokes has been in the south Pacific for more than a year now --V-- E , 1 JS t Pau1 ' the n °velisf, applied m 1940 for an appointment as a government light house keeper. The 313th. Station Hospital, England -- Now fully recovered from a machine gun bullet wound in the right elbow received during fighting near Aachen, Germany Pfc. James Taylor of Mason City, Iowa, is -taking physical and military training at this United States army rehabilitation center in England preparatory to returning to duty. ' Pfc. Taylor, an infantryman had been wounded previously on the beach in Normandy, and has been awarded, the oak leaf cluster to the purple heart He saw action during the big breakthrough at St Lo, France, and took part in the street fighting at Paris before his unit moved up to the German frontier. - . "We were preparing for an attack in the Aachen area," he recalled, "and I.was detailed to secure rations. As I was on my way back to .'my foxhole the Germans launched a counter attack and I was hit before I could reach cover." The foster son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Costigan, former residents of: Mason City, Pfc. Taylor was employed by the E d mar hotel there before entering the army. Coming Home on Furlough From Italy- With the 5th Army, Italy Holder of the bronze star and purple heart, S/Sgt. Floyd W. Arbuckle of Mason City, Iowa, Is returning home on furlough from the 5th army front in Italy. Serving in the 175th field artillery battalion, 34th "Red Bull" division, Arbuckle was awarded the purple heart for wounds suffered at San Pietro in January, 1944, and the bronze star for heroic achievement in combat at Cassino. He was cited for maintaining telephone communications while under mortar fire. In addition, he wears 3 campaign stars on his European theater ribbon. . Arbuckle entered federal service just a month before Pearl Harbor in 1941. He received his training as a wire man at Fort ragg N Car., and was sent to tbe 34th dh : :s! ° n in After 3 months in' Ireland, Ar- £ UC J C , Ie ' sJ battalion was sent to Scotland for special amphibious training preparatory to the invasion of French north Africa and in November, 1942, participated in the landings at Algiers. As a private first class. Arbuckle helped maintain the telephone lines over the sandhills and through the waddies of Tunisia and he was present for the battles 01 Fondouk Pass and Hill 609. After the victory in Africa he trained with his battalion for the Italian campaign. After landing at Salerno as a wire sergeant in September, 1943 Arbuckle continued at the dangerous task of installing and maintaining commumca'tipns between his battalion's guns and the command posts. He was under heavy fire at Voltumo river, Cassino the Anzio beachhead, and in the push tnrough Rome and Florence. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fonnie Arbuckle, live at 703 Virginia S. E^Mason City. He has a brother, Benson Arbuckle, serving in vne air transport command, stationed in New York. --v-Received Ribbon and Star for Part RETURNED TO TEXAS--William F. Sernett, was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant at Ellington field, Tex., on Dec. 30, has reported back to that field for further assignment following a 15 day leave spent with his parents, Mr. a nd Mrs. Edward F. Sernett, 811 Jefferson N. W. It. Sernett was graduated a navigator. (Photo by Free) Seaman Says Priority of Roosevelt Dog Higher Than His Own Antioch, Cal., (U.R) -- Seaman Leon Leroy, 18, tFSNR, said Wednesday that he, a seabee, and an army sergeant with "C" priorities were bumped off an army cargo plane at Memphis, Tcnn to make room for a "big, shaggy dog' with an "A' ! priority. In an interview with his home town newspaper, Ledger, Leroy said the Antioch the dog was n P. I. In vason ?T nd , Mrs " E - R N. W., has received Clemens, son of , 310 ribbon . ., a on and a star for his part in the Philippine invasion, according to word received here.- Cpl. Clemens is no\v stationed with a headquarters ?"°TM ee "ng construction battalion in the Philippines. He entered the service in August, 1943, and left for New Guinea last July -- V-Purple Heart Award Given to Pfc. Terry in Hospital in England Pfc. Charles Terry, who has aeen hospitalized in England since he was wounded in November, has been awarded the purple , o was consigned to Faye Emerson Roosevelt from her 'husband, Col. Elliott Roosevelt, son of the president Leroy, an armed guard crewman assigned to duty on a tanker m the Atlantic, is the son of the late chief of police, Al Leroz, who died Dec. 6. He said that he arrived in New York from overseas Jan. 9 and Was notified that his father was dead and his mother ill in Antoch. Obtaining an emergency leave and a "C" priority, he said, he boarded an army cargo plane enroute west. The dog, he said, was put aboard the plane in a crate at Dayton, O and occupied three seats. Young Leroy asserted that instructions for the' care and feeding of the animal were attached to the crate and that the flight engineer took Flight Officer Promoted to Lieutenant An 8th Air Force Bomber Station England--The promotion of Donald H Rutt, 21 year old B-17 Flying Fortress co-pilot o£ Mason City, who has been decorated with the air medal 'with 2 oak leaf clusters for meritorious achievement in combat, from flight officer to 2nd lieutenant, has been announced at this 8th air force bomber base.. Serving with the veteran and colorful 390th bombardment group which has officially destroyed more than 400 enemy fighters, and has registered close to 250 operations against targets in nazi Europe, Lt. Rutt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rutt, 845 12th N. "W., has seen action with the Stn, air force in bombing attack^ against vital nazi targets in support of allied ground operations, along the western front. Before he entered the air forces, Lt. Rutt, w h o s e brother, Pvt. Harold Mills, is in an artillery unit on the western front, was~ a shipping clerk for Armour Packing company, Mason City. His wife, Mrs. Jacqueline Rutt, lives at Omaha, Nebr. Lt. Rutt's group, the 390th, holds a presidential citation f o r skill and daring in battle, arid shares in another presidential decoration, won by. the 3rd bombardment division, of which it is a unit, for the shuttle bombing assault from England-tp-Africa, on Messerschmitt factories at Hegensburg Germany, in August, 1943. ' --V-Good Conduct Medal to Sgt. Romig With 15th AAF j in Italy 15th AAF in Italy^-Sgt. Warren O; Homig, 23, of 229 27th St. S. W., Mason City, Iowa, an aircraft engine mechanic in a veteran B-24 Liberator bomber squadron has been awarded the good conduct medal, it was announced recently at this base. The citation which accompanied the award read: "His work has demonstrated fidelity t h r o u g h faithful and exact performance of duty and efficiency to -produce desired results." It also mentioned His behavior has been such as to deserve emulation." Employed as an aircraft worker, he entered the service Dec. 2, Sgt. Homig. has been stationed overseas 11 months with a veteran outfit which has flown more than 165 combat missions against major enemy targets in southern and central Europe. --V-Capt. Poppen Awarded Bronze Star in France Capt. Donald W. Popperj, son of Mr.. and Mrs. William -Poppen route 3, has been awarded the bronze star for meritorious service in France, during the period between last Aug. 7 and Dec. 2 in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States, it was announced by headquarters of the 80th infantry division in France. --V-Whereabouts Pfc. lawrence S. Bryant left Monday for South Camp Hood, Tex., following a furlough spent here wHh his wife and son, Larry at 417 6th N. W. Pfc. Bryant entered the service last March and up to the time of his furlough had been stationed at Notfh Camp Hood, Tex. He is in the heavy artillery division. Pvt Donald t. Loreni, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lorenz 211 Adams W. W., has just been graduated from radio operator-mechanics school of the AAF training command at Scott field, m according to word received from that station. ' George H. Elckoff, son of Mrs Rose Hickoff, who lives at 1628 Pennsylvania, N. E., has been promoted to sergeant with the 5th army in Italy, according to word received from headquarters there Sgt. Rickoff is a cook with the 91st _ "Powder River" division of the oth army. He was one of the Mason Cityans whom Frank Miles war correspondent, mentioned MRS. WILLIAM CAKE CELEBRATES 91st BIRTHDAY --Mrs. William Carr celebrated her 91st birthday Sunday at her home, 807 Clara street, Clear lake, although her birthday date was Monday, Jan. 15. AU of her children and their families were present for the dinner at noon. Besides her. 1 children and their wives or husbands- Mr, aid Mrs. Walter Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Carr, of Mason Cttyj Mr. and Mrs. Art Carr, Fertile; Mr. and Mrst Clyde Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Carr, and air. and Mrs. Gus Zoble of Clear lake--were 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren present A birthday cake decorated the dinner Uble. Mrs. Carr Is In remarkably good health, takes care of her own home and lives alone. CHARGE NEGRO WITH LARCENY Owners of Princess Allege. Money Theft Iowa Falls--Robert Moore, 58 Negro, waived to the grand jury Tuesday at a hearing before Mayo Frank M. CottreH, on a charge o larceny from a building at night. Money has been taken from the Princess Sweet shop several tunes and Harry Pergakis, one of the owners, remained in the shop Monday night to apprehend the culprit if possible. Moore has been janitor of the Princess for some time. He was taken to the county jail at Eldora Tuesday afternoon. , having visited there recently. charge of the car care and feeding. , including the heart. Shortly before he was wounded he had received the combat infantryman's badge. Mrs Terry lives at 503 Van Bureri - Colloton, Hth S. E., is attending a 2 week standardization course in physical training at the San Antonio aviation cadet center, Tex according to word ' received from that center. At the conclusion of the training period students will be returned to their former station in the AAF training command for duty as training specialists in their particular field, it was stated. Albert W. Moen, husband of Viola Moen, 645 llth N. E., was among those graduating from an intensive course of fire control- man training at recent service schools exercises at the Great Lakes naval training station, according to word received from headquarters there. Sgt. William A. Pappas, son of Sir. and Mrs. Tony Pappas of 1520 Adams N. W., is now serving with a station hospital at Peninsular base headquarters, Italy, according to word received from the base. Sgt. Pappas has been in the army for 28 months and has been overseas for 22 months, serving in north Africa' and Italy. -- V-The American combat helmet, manufactured by army ordnance, is made of non-magnetic steel to avoid interference with the use of compasses in patrolling and other reconnaissance work. Clear Lake Calendar Thursday--Double Dozen club'at Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hennis rura home, all day meeting, pot luck dinner. Rotary club, I. O. O F hall 12:15 o'clock. ' ' Lakeside Ladies' aid at church 1 o'clock. Twentieth Century club, Mrs Fred Bendt, 320 State street, 1 o'clock. Royal Neighbor club, Mrs F G Cookman, 409 E. Main street Descent club, Mrs. A. S. Dice, 514 Jefferson street f?£ 0 S S , ClUb !^ VIrE - ^' C - Taylor, 610 Walnut street. Girl Scout troop I, junior high school, 4:15 o'clock Know Your Neighbor dub Mis Jessie Purviance PriscUIa circle, at Zion Lutheran church, 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. Irvin Jasperson, hostess. *?!!«»{*?* WORK IS~ CUDB TOPIC c ' e r The Ladies Double _ ; -- e s o u e C dub entertained 4 guests at the regular meeting Tuesday evenin" ?L e home of Mr «- J°y Miller 105 Bell street. They were Mrs' ' · J? tterson . Mrs. L. D. Che- Mrs. Henry Myhr of Clear 31 ^* 1 " 5 - Roy Lincoln, Mon' 3 S " eSt ° f JIrs - Ward Mrs, R. D. Robbins pointed out f S °? on " Do Missions n- a ? ""ss'ons do pay as all Christianity comes from work of Fuller Bailey . Mrs. led the devotions. Refreshments were served by ve y TM L ' s - steven s and Rena Way. TM ' - ena ay. The next meeting will be at the parsonage on Feb. 20 with Mrs v,- M - . Hubbar d as hostess, shaker ^^ ^ b ° a at Geneva --District Superintendent Earl Baker of Waterloo will i" t ? e Gene va Methodist Sunday at 11 a. m. : NEW LOCATION Horace Seymour Beeiner 302 FORESTERS BLDG. Extraction Specialist DENTAL, X-RAT DENTIST HMCTICE UNITED J'LATE WORK IB FIRST ST tfDflRRflPIOS SOUTH EAST DES MDINES MASON CITY SIOUX CITY LAKE RED GROSS QUOTA RECEIVED Work to Start Jan. 24 on Surgical Dressings Clear take--Mrs. H. N. Halvor son, production chairman of th local chapter of the American Ret Cross, announces that a new quot of surgical dressings have been re ceived here. Work will start at 1:30'p. m. on Wednesday, Jan.. 24 at the surgi cal dressing rooms in the Res Room, Thereafter the workrooms will be open on Wednesday Thursday and Friday afternoon of each week until it is completed The work this time will be de voted to the folding of the 4 by inch dressings. Women of the com munity are requested to support this work as the need for thes dressings is urgent Clear Lake Briefs Exp. Waitress wants work eve nings. 510 Vincent St. Mrs.. Boy Lincoln returned t her home at Monmouth, 111., Wed nesday after a visit at the Ware Smiley home, East Main street. High., school boy wants wori after school. 510 Vincent St. 'William Coffin returned to th Mercy hospital by ambulanc Wednesday morning for. furthe treatment. His leg is getting alon nicely. Dress and coat sale at Hansen's Mrs. Margaret Byan and son Pat, Mason City, have moved t Clear Lake and will share th apartment with her sister, Mrs Don O'Neill, 305 North 5th St. Bargains in Dresses and Coat at Hansen's. Mr. and Mrs. Eay Nichols re turned Wednesday from Chicag. where they spent several day purchasing goods for their business. Reduced prices on Hats, Dress. es, Sweaters. Koeneman's. Mrs. Ivan Martin, East Main street, received a letter Wednesday from her husband, Pvt. Ivan Martin, stating that he had arrived safely overseas in the south Pacific area. He was stationed in -he signal corps company at Camp Crowder, Mo., before going overseas. The names of Mrs. A. E. Cain guide, and Mrs. Frank Trager secretary. _ were unintentionallj omitted from the article concern- ng the installation of officers of iie Daughters of Union Veterans m Tuesday's paper. Edward Nelson, 82,' suffered a severe hip injury Tuesday afternoon on Main street when he fell on the ice. He makes his home with his niece, Mrs. Cha'uncey 3ush, South 4th street, and was aken by ambulance to the Mercy hospital Wednesday morning for x-ray. The next regular meeting of the Chamber of Commerce will be "an. 26, according to announcement of Dr. K. R. Rogers, president. Members of the Clear Lake ration board will be guests at this dinner meeting. The place of meeting has not yet been de cided upon. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Schults of fashua have moved into the Strode house on Carleton street which they recently purchased, .heir son operates Earl's Fruit store in Mason City. D F. Byers went by ambulance o the Mercy hospital, Mason City Tuesday, suffering from a heart ailment. Mr. and Mrs. Halford Brock of Bntt visited Monday at the Hernan _ Markworth home, South Mr. and Mrs. George Lan and on, Jerry, of Luverne have re- urned home after a visit with her ister, Mrs. Herman Markworth. South Winnie street. Pvt Robert Cash is now station- el, at Camp Fannin, Texas His vife and daughter, Virginia hope o join him there in the near future. Mrs. Neva BertagnollI and two nildren, Lincoln, Nebr., have ar- ived in Clear Lake and moved to house at West Lake Place, north nore, to be near her parents, Mr and Mrs. George Sheridan. Mr. ^ertagnolli is now a Red Cross leld supervisor in the- Rocky lountam region and it has been mpossible for him to find living uarters for his family near him. Mrs. Thorkel Sondrol, Jr., who as been in Georgia with her hus- and, is now visiting at the T.' E Mr. and Sirs- Clifford Cook ar- ived at the home of his parents Ir- and Mrs. O. P. Cook after a her parents ' at ShelJ Mrs. Gerald Brooks spent sever- l days m Chicago recently with er husband, Pvt. Gerald Brooks : the home of friends, Mr. and "^·J*TM"" Peterson. While there f?. EeWiggms, formerly in charge f the Clear Lake office of the Maon City Globe-Gazette called pon them. His son, Jack, is in the . S. navy station just outside of mcago, and his son, Richard eWiggins and family live in Chiago. lint Davis Rites at /lasonic Temple Clear Lake--Funeral services K Clinton L. Davis, 210 N ourth, will be held Friday after- oon at 2 o'clock at the Masonic emple, with the Church of hrist. Scientist, taking charge of e services. The Masonic lodge ill also assist with a part of the rvices. Burial will be made in e Clear Lake cemetery. ! T/5 JAMES W. LEVISAIT J. Levisay Reported in Safe Area Lake--Mrs James W LevisV, 733 S. Second street received letters dated Dec. 26 and 27 this week from her husband T/5 James W. Levisay, stating that he was well and safe after having been in battle. He made a hurried exit out of Luxembourg leaving all of his belongings and had written her to send him some more supplies. He stated that, he was then a good distance back of the front lines. ' ' £she recently received a bracelet, bib for the baby and handkerchiefs from her husband which he had purchased in Belgium. Cpl. Levisay, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Levisay, 1009 S Fourth street, was graduated from the Clear Lake high school and was --'"-- at Mathers Grocery and and Swift Cleaners as a He entered the army June 16, -- id, taking his basic training at Camp Roberts, Cal., in field artil- ' lery. He had maneuvers in the' Mohave desert and went overseas ' in February, 1944, visiting K S ·; Clear Lake in December of 1943 111;; He has been stationed in 6 : land, France and Luxembourg. .-jjj'j r HIIMBOLDTFACESS LIONS FRIDAY/ Clear Lake Tops List of Schools in Loop Clear take--The Clear like aons wm meet another opponent n the North Central loop Friday ""fkt when the y tan S le with Hum- loldt at the local high school hard- vood. The first game at 7:30 will eature the sophomores and' one of the crack intra-mural teams according to Coach Bob Heston'. The Lions have chalked up 9 traight victories and have the op spot on the conference standing: -VOETU CENTRA! CONFERENCE Wettrter clly tampton JUrlon e o S 1 .833 3 i .600 3 2 ..600 3 3 300 1 .4 JOO 1 « 200 0 6 .000 Humboldt has won only one onference game this year. tfusic Mothers Plan Rummage Sale Clear Lake--Music .Mothers club net at the home of Mrs T G Burns Tuesday afternoon and leard a talk by SupL T. G. Burns n School Code Legislation." He '·f^.^ 16 public to get acquainted with the school code laws and rec- mmended the passage of such to ur law makers. Assisting hostesses were Mrs. E. J. lincicum and Vlrs. Art Hammond. Tentative plans to hold a musi- al program at the high school in ie near future were made. Dis- ussion of the preparations for ending the local music students o the music festival at Algona in 4pril was held. Plans-were also made for a rummage sale in Febary. Betty Bums presented a violin olo, of Gavotte," by Bach and The Prophet Bird," Schumann ccompanied by her mother. ' The next meeting will be Feb 0 with Mrs. C. O. Lomen. UNCLE SAM TO HAND OUT 32,000,000 EXTRA RED POINTS Th« greatest windfall of extra red points ever Is going tola month, and each month lolloping, to American housewives throughout tbe country. 32 minion extra red potato; an- proxiinately, will be banded out oy meat dealers to customers TOO torn in used fats In a great victory drive for this ftgwit*fti of mpdlrlnes, gunpowder, synthetic rubber, soaps, paints and a hundred other necessities on the battlefield and home trout For each pound of fats tamed to. every housewife is entitled to j red points. ·The! need for used fata ta rtffl jrgent. Women are urged to SUB every drop, every spoonful of P^f* P 05 ?'^ an* keep saving. unw final victory over botfi Germany end Japan.

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