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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 18

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 17, 1945
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18 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AMERICAN LST BLAZES AFTER JAP AIR ATTACK OFF MINDORO--Fire-fighting -crews of,a U. S. destroyer (right) turn their hoses on furiously raging flames sweeping an. Amenca^LST after the supply craft was hit by Jap planes attacking the U. S. convoy durmg,the invasion of .Mindoro island in the Philippines on Dec. 15. A small craft (left foreground) edges close:to the burning ship to aid in the battle against the fire NO CONVENTIONS FOR THIS YEAR ; Gatherings of More than 50 Ruled Out : Organizations planning to hoi conventions, conferences,." trad shows, or -group meetings -a£te Feb. 1,' "will have to show, hoi the war effort would suffer if th meetings were hot held," Col. J Monroe Johnson,-chairman of ; th war .committee on convention has .informed Fred C. -Eslick^ Ma sori City O. -D. T. manager. ' VThei job of the committee," :Cq Johnson states, "is to-'achieve th objectives set forth by... Jiistic Byrnes--to relieve overbtirdene transportation and hotel facilitie and conserve desperately needet scarce materials and manpower. "The hundreds of messages al ready received from organization of diverse interests indicate tha the nation is solidly back of bin efforts. The committee- has decided that the yardstick it will use to measure the essentiality of any meeting- is how the winning- of the 2 wars we are now fighting; will be impeded if the meeting in question were held to an attendance of 50 or cancelled outright." The committee approved the form of application required of organizations planning group ineet- ;ings to be attended by more than 50 persons^ Information required -by the committee included: Whether the planned meeting is a convention, conference, trade show, or government meeting the .date and location of the proposed meeting and name of hotels ,or other, facilities which will be used--attendance planned--previous frequency of meetings--location and attendance of last previous meeting--average attendance at similar meetings before the war and during the war--from what area those attending are drawn--what steps have already been taken to curtail attendance MM KRUNCHY PEANUT PIECES LINOLEUM RUGS --why the objectives of the meeting . cannot be attained through "conventions by mail"--why a group of 50 or less to whom powers are delegated cannot transact the necessary affairs of the .organization--and in what way and to what extent will the war effort suffer, if meeting were not held. · ' . . Other decisions reached by the committee include: . (1) Industrial, business, labor, fraternal, professional, religious, civic, social and governmental or- . . . For BEDROOM and LIVING ROOM Special Good 9x12 BOOMHOWER HARDWARE ganizations are included among those requiring permits. (2)_ The issuance of a special permit to hold meetings of more than 50 does not guarantee transportation or hotel facilities or imply priorities for their use. (3) The general exemption from the need for applying: for special permits for meetings of less than SO does not mean that the committee approves the holding of such meetings. It was emphasized that meetings of any size which directly or indirectly .constitute a strain on transportation, housing facilities, or other critical situations should be cancelled immediately. Application forms will be available within the next few days at all ODT regionar.and district of- ices, at most hotels, convention oureaus, and from the national ODT office in Washington, D c SAFETUiGHTS PUT ON TRAINS New Feature Added on North Western Line As an added safety feature in perations, the Chicago and North Western Railway company is in-" tiling newly-developed red 05- illating lights on the rear of its rincipal passenger trains, it was nnounced this week by -L L- Vhite, vice-president in charge of perations of the company. The new light is basically simi- ar to the red and white oscillating eadlights which were pioneered y the North Western and are in se on many of its trains. The lashing rear light, which weighs nly 25 pounds, and can be fa'st- ned easily on the end of any pas- enger car, will operate only in emergencies. When a train is brought to an mergency stop, the f l a g m a n ushes a switch which starts the ed light cutting a large figure 8'. before lie gets off the 'train o post signal lights, and other- nse protect his train. The red ght is left on while the train is moving slowly. "We consider the new rear light forward step in the art of rail- oading," said White. "It will not owever, take the place of a flag- nan but will supplement and augment his work." White explained that for the me being it will be necessary for trainman to throw the light witch. Later experiences may now. ne said, whether or not ft ·will be feasible for the light to work automatically, for example, going into operation during emergency stops or while the train is traveling at less than a designated speed. The new rear light is the third type of oscillating light developed from joint research by the North Congressmen Protest Draft of Farmers .Washington, (IP)--Protests resounded in the house Wednesday over the drafting of farm workers, and there were echoes elsewhere. \Prompted by a remark Tuesday by Slective Service Director Lewis B. Hershey that about half of all farm workers under 26 probably will-be called by mid-year, : members took the house floor in rapid succession. "What's become of the: Tydings amendment (provffling for deferment of farm help?") demanded Rep. Hope (R., Kans.). "It toot all the'available farm workers to produce last year's crop. We can't produce more food as WFA demands this year if these farmers : called in the draft." "What's the point of sending 20,000 men to MacArthur if we can't produce the food to main- tarn them?" asked Hep. Hoffman (R., Mich.). Rep. Madden (D., Ind.), declaring many Ideal draft boards are not aware of the Tydings amendment, added: "Wherever there Is discrimination against farmers it probably is due to the fact that lopl boards don't realize they have, the final say in such matters." Meanwhile, Elbert S. Goss, master of the national grange, wired President Roosevelt to halt the drafting of farm workers pending an investigation of possible effects on food production. His telegram said in part: "Evidence from all sections indicate all dairies are being depleted, herds dispersed and badly needed production severely cut. In the face of growing shortages of dairy products, meats and some other essential food products, draft boards have no legal right to induct-workers engaged in such essential food production in substantial volume unless the president finds and declares the production of these foods no longer an essential industry." Senator. Johnson (D,,. Colo.) asserted in a statement that while "General Hershey claims that his instructions to state boards do not violate either the spirit or the text of the Tydings amendment, .the Colorado selective service organization is violating- both the spirit and the text." Here «* There WEPNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1943 Devil-Scaring Houses to Be Built by Village Veryan, Cornwall, ( devil-scaring houses--round buildings topped by a cross--to guard the entrances to this village are to be erected from a $234,000.bequest in the will of a local alderman. Alderman Tom Blaney, "prouder and fonder" of his birthplace than of anything else in life, left his entire fortune to the village and.its people when he died recently, aged 70. He was the last of a family of ancient lineage which has been associated with the village for many centuries. His will provided for a playing field, the construction of a harbor near the village, local charities and village families who were his friends, and left two-ninths of his property to .the vicar, and his home and one-ninth to the National Trust. It's intended to build more devil- scaring houses with some of the windfall. Two of the houses stand oh roads leading to the village, but it is contended that there are other roads left unguarded, a m o n g which wily spirits--or the. devil himself--might slip in unnoticed and unharmed. A local resident said: "Old Tom believed in the legend of the devil-scaring houses.-We know he would approve o f - m o r e " being erected." ' . ' Expect Freezing of Canned Poultry Sales Washington, U,PJ--The»war food administration probably will soon freeze all civilian sales of canned poultry and restrict the amount of poultry that can go into other foods such as chicken soup. The WFA, it was learned, has informed the poultry industry that military requirements for canned chicken and turkey have increased heavily, and the armed forces will need all that can be produced'for the next six months.\The government hopes to obtain about 70,000,000 pounds/ it was reported.' Scarville--Pvt. Thomas Thornt- veit of Bushnell hospital. Brigham, Utah, is expected home some time next week and Lt. Carl Throntveit arrived' in New York last week and will be home soon. SAYS BRITISH POSITION SAME Assures Commons of . Position 'in Greece London, W)--Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told commons Wednesday the British position in Greece "is riot varied, Jias not been varied, and will not be varied." . The house cheered. Under fire from left-win* factions, · Eden · refused to to Into "wider issues" on the Greek problem and promised that Prime Minister Churchill would make a statement on the whole situation Thursday. "I think It is not unreasonable to ask the members to wait," said Eden. Commons skpped ail over the map in covering the range of!British foreign policy from war criminals to Italian colonies. Laborite Emmanuel Shiriwell inquired whether it would not be better to use British troops against Germany rather than against "left-wing forces in Greece and elsewhere." Eden replied . sarcastically: "I hoped you were conscious of and shared with me the pleasure in the fact that there, is"* a truce in Greece." The foreign secretary said Archbishop DamasUnos, the Greek re- feat, had been fiven "a completely free hand" and declared the British government had made no promises to Premier Gen. Nicholas Plastiras or King George n, the Greek monarch. Communist WiUIarn Gallagher asked whether it \vas "not ciear from what the archbishop and Gen. Plastiras have said that they are going to take very savage act 0 - against representatives of the * · "No," replied Eden. On the question of war criminals Eden said Britain was standing oy the Moscow declaration of Nov. 1. 1943,. which said "major criminals whose offenses had no particular geographical localization would be punished by a joint th ill" °" the * ov ? rmneuts o* a" Asked if there had been any "fundamental difference of opinion" between the war crimes commission and the British government, Eden replied "No sir." He added there had been "a good deal of misunderstanding^" and promised a fuller statement later. Mighty midget of' army ordnance artillery is the 81-mm mortar which, used in an attack against a powerful German 88- mm. gun, knocked out the enemy weapon'with only 3 rounds Fuel wood supplies for'the nation this winter are expected to be. easier than last winter, but still short of demand. COUGHS ·r BrcnchUl trrl(itl*u Dun T« Col« Sufferers will and Buckley's hrl*» quick reilel irom penirtHA ^tyflrt. "ting wugh* or SronchtaJ InitiuSs d u e ' t o colds. But be. sure vou ii? Buckley's CANADIOL Jattarelby gr "T. target selling cough medicine in cold, wintry Canada. Ask lor Bucldev'i -ijade m U. S. A. At OSCO Dru» Co and all good druggists. Western and the Light company of Mars Signal Chicago. The . e first light was a white oscillating headlight introduced in 193G Last summer the N o r t h Western brought out a new dual purpose oscillating headlight which normally throws a flashing jivhite light which instantly changes to red r "f. emergency stops. Oscillating lights have the advanta-e ?x e f , s ' a * ionar y te ams of light in tna.t their movement is perceived at great distances. The purpose of the right light is to protect a train from bemg struck by other trains. ,u N! f, knalncd lhc "Black Panr M' ^n arm ? ordna "ce 8-inch field artillery p lece weighs 34 tons and fires a 240-pound projectile a distance of 20 miles. It takes from one to 2 hours to emplace the gun for battle action, but after that it slugs away at a rate of one projectile a minute. Joice--Pvt. Vernon Hagen, who recently spent a 3 week furlough at home after completing training at Brookings, S. Dak:, and was sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kans., for assignment, 'is stationed at Camp Hood, Texas, for basic training. Joice--Mrs. James Purcell and Vern moved Tuesday of this week from their farm to a house which they purchased in Fertile. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bjelland and girls are moving to the Purcell farm and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Field will move back to the home farm. Plymouth--Mr.' and Mrs. E. E. Button are the parents of a son born Jan. 12 at a Mason City hospital. · Fertile--Senator Leo H. EHhon was one of the pallbearers for the funeral of Senator B. C. Whitehill in Marshall town. Waucoma--Mrs. Elizabeth Meyer, 88, who underwent a major op eration at St. Joseph's hospital New Hampton, is reported not recovering very satisfactorily Sheffield--Mrs. H. O. Webb left Sunday for San Diego. CaU where she will visit at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Charles Smith Chester -- Mr.. and Mrs. S. E. Dugstad of Clermont were Chester callers-Sunday enroute to Austin to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Emma Wagner.' Brill--Mr. and Mrs. W. M Tur ley of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada are guests in the home of their- relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Hem£ , -Xet no soldier's ghost ever say Ordnance Service let me down'" s uie moito of army ordnance in Senner. Kanawha _ Mrs. Tillie Evans, who resigned her .position as clerk in the local postoffice, and her daughter, Patty, have moved to Des Momes to make their home. Another daughter, Miss Joy Evans is employed in a bank in Des Moincs. WOMEN'S when you buy these, you invest! \ ·' ' luxury, furred COATS · · ..COATS you'll enjoy, adore for yean! , . . furred coats to wrap you in loveliness! Furs are: Ocelot, Persian Lamb, dyed Squirrel, Tipped Skunk, Muskrat. And what styles: Tuxedo collar styles . . . Tuxedo and cuff sets . . . many colors and BLACK, of course. All sizes for women and misses. Blouses! Sweaters! Handbags! Jackets! , Skirts! Hats! Come, See and Share the Savings at Vl Price. magnificent suits . . . smashed prices man-tailored, dressy SUITS . . . what makes them so wonderful are three things: First, the tailoring. Second, the fabrics. .Third, the designing! And here ore worsteds, sherlands, twills, gabardines and crepes. Sizes for women, Misses, juniors. , your credit is good--open an account famous makes r one-of-a-kind, sizes! gorgeous, glamour FROCKS all severely reduced! fabulous values! ... we marvel at this presentation, these gems of exquisite foveliness. For besides dresses there are some of the love- Kest DRESSMAKER SUITS, ivery type of daytime dres, is here, a collection you will never, never want to miss. All sizes for women, mi uet and juniors. what a drop, drop in price untrijnmed COATS Values to 30.00 Your Choice s . . . exciting's the word for these dressy and sport coat.; for here are Chesterfields, Classics and dressy types. In mel. tons, fleeces, wool-crepes, suedes. A good selection of women's and misses' styles. higher-priced, exclusive, one-of-a-kind imtrimmed COATS, slashed, too! Mason City IOWA MIER WOLF { SONS Austin and Albert Lea MINN. !| !I '·flfi 'ft. f

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