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14 Friday, 31 arch 3, 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE T//£-A/fAT THING TO DO Guardsman Tells Moves Since '41 /;,with a can. Remove jlabel, xvash, flatten. Store flattened ·cans in separate container next to Syour trash can. Save for local pickup. Rationing Calendar NOW VALID: All Blue and Red stamps in War Book 4 w o r t h 10 points each. Red tokens given in change for Brown and Red meat stamps. Blue loKens given in ctianse for Green and Blue processed food stamps. Brown meat stamps Y. Z. Book 3: Red meat stamps A8, BS, C8, Book 4; Spare stamp No. 4 in War llation Book 4 good for 5 points worth of all types of pork; tJreen processed food stamps K. L, M, Book 4; Blue processed food stamps A8, B8. C8, D8. E3, Book 4; Sugar stamp No. UG. Book 4, good for R pounds; Sugar .stamp Ko. 40, goinl for 5 pounds for (.-311111 tig through Feb. 28, 193j. Slices. 5tatnp 13. Book 1, and Airplane stamp 1. Book 3. good indefinitely. Gasoline 10 A coupons £ootl for 3 gallons: B and C fissued prior to Dec. I I «ood for 2 gallons each; B2 and C2 tinned after Dec. M Rood for 5 gallons each; £ sood for I gallon non-highway gasoline: It cood for 5 gallons non-highway gasoline. Fuel oil, new scasan's period 'J, 4, G, coupons good fir 10 gallons cadi. March .1:.Spare t t a m p No. 4 in War Ration Book 4, good for 5 points worth of pork, expires. March J3; rucl oil period 3 coupons expire. March 20: Brown meat stamps V, "L expire. March 20: Green processed food stamps K, 1L. M expire, March 21: Gasoline A coupon No. JO expires. Match ;tl: Sugar coupon No. ^0 expires. March UI; Third inspection period, C!as£ A ration expires. Commercial vehicles: Every 6 months or ex-ery 5,000 miles, whichever occurs sooner. Certificates no longer needed for recapping truck tires. I^ite applicants for war ration Book 4 apply in person at your local board and present Book 3. Top Round Steak Price Is 40 Cents The ceiling price on lull cut round steak, grade AA or choice, 3s 40 cents a pound, the war price and rationing board announced Friday, calling attention to a printing error in the new beef price posters which were effective Feb. 1. Meat dealers were asked by the OPA to correct the posters so that the round steak price ·would appear as 40 cents instead of 48 cents, the printed figures. Mason City Calendar March 3--David Cusftman Coylc to Speak on '·British Common wealth of Nations" as 3rd institute series speaker at 8 p. ni. in high school auditorium. 3Iareh ft--Postwar planning committee of the Chamber of Commerce at Hotel Hanford at 7:30 p. in. Ma rch 12--Wo man's Sy mp !i ony orcli c=t ra concert. 3:30, hjgfi school auditorium. March 13--School election. Movie Menu CECIL--"All Bafaa and the Forty Thicre»" ends Saturday. "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" slarls Sunday. PALACE--"Million Hollar Kid" and "Whispering Footsteps" «nil Friday. "Crazy House" and ".Marines at Tarawa" start Saturday. STRAND--"In Old Chicago" aud "Hitler's Madman" end Friday, "I Dood If* and "The Old Barn Dance" sUrl Saturday. STATE--"They Died With Their Boot* On" and "She Has What H Takes" end Friday. "Tarzan Triumphs'* and "Trail Eiders" tarl Saturday. LAKE--"Leather Burners'* and "Sleepy Lagoon" cud Saturday, "Thousands Cheer" starts Sunday. HERE IN MASON CITY Coal -- Poco furnace lump off car, Sat. Mori. Wagner Coal Co. Rummage Sale, 33 E. State, Saturday, March 4. Firemen were called to the Jefferson Transportation company station, 16 First S. W., at 7:48 a. m. Friday when a motor burned out in the basement. A smoke ejector was used. Rummage Sale, Sal. a. m. Huxtable Bldg. Upper Rm. Class. A son, iveishing 8 pounds -»'/'. ounces was born to Mr; and Mrs. Robert Schurtz, route 3, at the Mercy hospital Thursday. Buy your ,1. R. Watkins Products at 404 Gth S. E. Mrs. Mae Ford. 4379 A son weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter, 1313 Washington A r . W., at the Mercy hospital Thursday. Sloncy at 4% and 4',ifti. no commissions. Farm loans 4% 20 yrs., city loans -i^^i. W. L. Patton, 109 East State. A son weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Renncr, Clear Lake, at the Mercy hospital Thursday. Compare Shepherd's Paper Now. A daughter weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Barz, Crystal Lake, at the Mercy hospital Friday. Unitizcd Wallpaper. Paynes. ^ BELIEVES NORTH IOWANS MOSTLY IN ITALIAN FIGHT North African Veteran Praises Work of Red Cross Overseas Units Most o£ the men who leCt Mason City in' the 3 national guard companies in early 1941 are now in Italy, believes First Sgt. For. rest D. Abel, one of them who is now home in Mason City on a 13 clay furlough. The local contingent was pretty much split up after reaching North Africa, explained the .Mason Cityan, mid he was among those "unfortunate" enough to be kept behind Ifte lines, being in the battalion assigned to xuard the allied staff headquarters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in Algiers. After leaving Camp Claiborne, La., their first base after leaving here, the guardsmen were shipped to Ireland, Sgt. Abel explained. They remained in the British Isles until they boarded ships for the North African invasion. The battalion of which the Xorth lowans were a part landed at Algiers, he related, and remained virtually intact until the Tunisian campaign started. Then 2 other battalions of the 34th division, previously stationed at Oran, came through Algiers on their way to the front and picked up replacements from the battalion there. That was the first split-up of the local contingent, some of the North lowans going into Tunisia among the replacements. There were some depictions since then, he added. Sgt. Abel admitted that present whereabouts of the North lowans is only a matter of conjecture, as far as he is concerned, lie hazarded the guess that when Gen. Eisenhower went to England to lead the invasion and British Gen. Harold Alexander took over in the Mediterranean, a British unit took over the guard duties at headquarters and the Americans rejoined the 34th division now in Italy. Sgt. Abel left North Africa Jan. 4 and has since been stationed at Gainsville, Tex. He was in back now to take his' wife and jVlason City ill January and is son to Texas with him. They have made their home at 212 2Ist S. E. The sergeant is the son of Mrs. Lee Lindsay, .15'.-!: Commercial. S. E. He is the possessor of the Purple Heart decoration and "other odds and ends," he admitted, but he explained carefully that he never wears the Purple Heart because his wounds were "only scratches"' from fragments of bombs dropped by the nazis in North Africa. The reason he was shipped back to the United States, he added, is because of an injury suffered just a year ago Thursday at Algiers. He was in the crew of an anti-tank gun when an air raid warning was sounded. The crew dropped the tail piece of the gun into a ditch jn order to give the muzzle elevation enough to be used as an anti-aircraft gun. "It was a 37 millimeter Bot'ors and they have a sight which i_s plenty good for anti-aircraft work if you can get the elevation." Unknown to the gun crew, they had sheared off the firing pin of the gun with their last shot of the previous day, he continued. As a result, the first shell exploded unexpectedly as soon as the gun was loaded and the recoil of the shield hit Sgt. Abel's forehead, knocking him unconscious. Soon after he was out of the hospital following that injury, he was riding in a peep on the way to the beach for artillery exercises when a land mine or demolition charge exploded. Mowing the peep to pieces. The lieutenant and driver were killed and Sgt. Abel seated in the rear and SGT. FORREST ABEL Red Cross- Services 3. Recreation Clubs There is a far-flung system of 350 Red Cross recreation clubs and rest centers operated for the men of our armed forces. Located in all parts of the globe where U. S. service men are on duty, they provide comfortable lodging, rest and recreation for the men while on furlough overseas. They are serviced by especially selected a n d trained club directors and their staffs. This is only one of the marry services of the American Red Cross. Britain. It is an 11 story former hotel, he said, and as nice a» any in this country. The 9 clays' lodging wilh clean sheets daily and maict service cost him S3. "The best meal they have costs 15 or 20 cents," he added. "They don't make a dime on anything and. of course, they would give it to you for nothing if you couldn't pay. The same meal would cost 75 cents or a dollar at a restaurant/' The only "cokes" he drank overseas were at Red Cross clubs --and cigarets are everywhere in big bov.-ls. There are writing facilities, a library, -'they'll send money home for you and some boys even borrow money when they're broke." The important thin? is that the Red Cross clubs provide the only available recreation in places like north Africa, he emphasized. "One can always find something: to do in England," he explained, "but in Africa there's no place to go. The Red Cross has shows and dances and you can almost always find a hometown paper. "It's like a letter from home," he said, adding that the Globe- Gazette could always be found in the Red Cross clubs in Oran and Algiers. The boys take good care of the papers and put them back in good shape for others to rend-some ol! the papers are a year old. GERRO GORDO IS SLIPPING ON ITS FAT COLLECTION Only 3,456 Pounds in February Report and 5,387 During January Cerro Gordo county showed a considerable drop in fat collections for February as compared with January, according to Mrs. H. D. Makeover. The county reported 5,387 pounds in January and only 3,45(i pounds in February. The drop in fat collections was general throughout this territory --only 8,1-14 pounds being reported in February compared with 11.502 pounds in January. A tablespoon of fat saved each day will meet the quota, said Mrs. Makeever. This fat is used for many purposes by the army, navy and marines. They must have fats for mcdi- cinals, including acid for treatment of powder, gasoline, and other burns, insulins used in treatment of shock as well as diabetes and smallpox" vaccine, sulfa- ointments and acriflavine. From fat comes u basic component of explosives for rapid- fire AA guns, high velocity antitank guns, pack howitzers for jungle fighting, trench mortars and airplane cannon. A lubricant is made from used fat that is needed in steel mills for drawing- bars and wire. Approximately 31 pounds ol fats are used in making the tires for an army truck. The army uses the entire output of a certain insect repellent which includes fatty acids made from used fat. This repellent is responsible for protecting soldiers in this war from disease carrying insects. The single war unit requiring most fat in its production is the pontoon bridge. In processing rubber for a 10 ton pontoon, 171 pounds of fat are required. Principal naval uses of fat-derived chemicals are in alkyd resins in depth charges and in recoil mechanisms. RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL --Cpl. and Mrs. Ernest IV. Maxson are in Mason City for a few days visiting at the home of Mrs. Maxson's parents. Air. and Mrs. William F. Carson. 33 25th S. \V., before going to Los Angeles o visit his parents who now live there. Cpl. Maxson has just been released from the Winter general hospital at Topcka, Kans., where he has been under treatment since returning from overseas in November. Corporal Maxsoit was in the Tunisian campaign and holds the Purple Heart for wounds received in battle on Hill 609, Tunisia. He was a member of the first contingent of the National guard that left for Ireland in February, 1941. Before goinc to Fort Meade, Md., his new post. Corporal and Mrs. Maxson will again visit Mason City. Corporal Maxson will attend a school for machine gun instructors at Fort Meadc. FINED $300 FOR DRUNK DRIVING Haasl, Minneapolis, Drove 70 Miles an Hour above the windshield level was blown into the air by the explosion. When he regained consciousness ill the hospital his one side was paralyzed because of damage to nerves in his head. The surgeons could not tell him whether it was the original head injury or one suffered in the explosion which caused the paralysis. The injury still is not entirely corrected, he admitted, but about B months ago he was assigned to n military police unit and made several visits lo Italy helping evacuate prisoners and wounded. Sgt. Abel leaves no doubt of Birthu certificates have been filed his gratitude nt being home. '-It is actually a dream come t r u e . ' he said simply. An acquaintance for SAFETY SCHOOL TO BE MONDAY Mrs. Ward Hamilton to Lead Discussion The next session of Patent Teachers association safety school sponsored by the Mason Cily Cerro Gordo County Safety Council will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. Home Safety will be the subject of the discussion to be led by Mrs. Ward Hamilton. The discussion will include the what, where and why of home accidents: what can be done to insure safety'co- operation in and about the home: fire prevention in the home, and the teaching of safety habits to children. There was a large attendance at the bicycle safety meeting held last Monday and it is urged by PTA members that each club be represented by at least one person at the meeting. MRS. A. MUEHE SERVICES HELD Burial in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery Funeral services for Mrs. A. E. Muehc. 51, who died at a local hospital at 5:15 p. m. Monday following an illness, were held at the Holy Family Catholic church Thursday, with Father R. P. Murphy officiating. Relatives from out of the city^ attending the services were M.ijor General and Mrs. Fred W. Miller, San Antonio, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. John H. Muehe, Chicago: Pfc. Robert P. Muehe, Fort Sam Houston. Texas: Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Gavin, and daughters, Rita and Catherine. Manchester, Iowa. Air. and Mrs. L. J. Sullivan and son. John, Cascade: Mrs. H. S. Muehe, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Elsham, Minneapolis; Frank C. Muehe, Cedar Rapids: Mr. and Mrs. Francis Odle, and daughter, Barbara, and son, David, Owatonna, Minn. The Misses Nellc and Susie dishing, St. Paul: Mrs. John Peterson, Ellsworth. Wis.; Miss Catherine Healy. Waterloo: and George W. Brueckner. Calmar. Friends attending the services were Miss Henrietta Miller, Es- thervillc; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rugg. Mr. and Mrs.TT? E. Kolker and John Harrigan, Waterloo; and Fred Meistei- and C. S. Cathcart, DCS Moines. Pallbearers were A. J. Brake), William Sennoit. G. T. Thorpe. Roy Igou, M. C. Coughlou and John Harrigan. Burial was at St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. Edward A. Haasl, Minneapolis, paid a fine of S300 and costs Thursday afternoon when he was sentenced by Judge T. A. Beardmore on his plea of. guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated. He pleaded to a county attorney's information. Haasl was arrested north of Mason City Wednesday evening by a highway patrolman who reported -that his attention was attracted to the Minnesota car because it was traveling more than 70 miles an hour. County Attorney M. L. Mason represented the state. TAVERN CLOSING UPHELD; BOARD WINS IN APPEAL Confirms Revocation of Permit byTrustees After Fatal Fight Efforts of Mrs. Genevieve Hill and her father, "Tag" Tageson, Clear Lake, to have the tavern license reinstated for the Friendly tavern were unsuccessful late Thursday afternoon when Judge T. A. Beardmorc confirmed the action of the Mason township trustees in revoking the permit. The judge's ruling followed 2 days of hearing the appeal of the tavern owners from the action taken Dec. 30 by the township trustees. They revoked the tavern license after the county board of supervisors had revoked the beer permit f\\ the grounds that the tavern /was conducted in a disorderly manner. The action followed a Christ- \ mas Eve fight at the tavern in'. which James C. Tenuey was i killed. John Frank, 18 year old' Mason City youth, is now serving a one year term in the men's reformatory at Anamosa after his conviction of assault with intent to inflict great bodily injury in connection with Tenney's death. One death was ''enough," tcsti- fie.d Axel Anderson, chairman of the trustees, in explaining that the trustees thought they did the best thing in revoking the license. He told of making 2 trips to the tavern to see how it was conducted. County Attorney M. L. Mason pointed out to the court that Iowa aw gives the trustees discretion n revocation of tavecn licenses nd the only question for the court o decide was whether they had icted in "an arbitrary or caprl- ious manner." The judges decree tated that they hail not. Another trustee, Raymond Shafer, was asked on cross examinn- ion by Attorney L. R. Boom- lower if. the Frank fight was not he cause of the revocation. ^No, but that climaxed it," was the reply. S. A. Mathre. the third member f the board of trustees, testified hat they were not In favor of granting the tavern permit originally because of difficulties with prior owners concerning its opera- ion. The permit was issued because the trustees felt obligated by .he fact that the county board of supervisors already had issued a Deer license and on a promise that he place would be properly conducted. DOUGHNUTS MEAN HOME--Here Red Cross clubmobile girls pass out doughnuts to an American vanger unit not far from a European battle front. An American girl and sinkers like his mother makes boosts a soldier's morale. Red Cross Home Service Post-War Plan Aids Vets Washington, D. C.--Service men, returning from combat duty in the war zones, are thanking their lucky stars that the American Red Cross home service has a post-war plan. The plan, already in operation for service men discharged for disabilities, is expected to continue well into the post-war period. It Dean Huff Elected President by Bath Township 4-H Boys Bath township 4-H club boys held a meeting at the home of their leader. Roy Held. Thursday evening. The following officers were electee!: Dean H u f f , president; William Beery, vice president; Donald Muth, secretary- treasurer, and Harold Rucker, reporter. Marion E. Olson, county extension agent, and Mr. Helc were in charge of the meeting The club meets the first Thursdav of each month. Popejoy--Mrs. A. R. Conne was taken to Iowa City hospita Wednesday for observation and treatment. "Melody Mill" Voted as New Name for Hi-Y Youth Center at Y. M. "Melody Mill" was the name unanimously voted upon for the Hi-Y sponsored youth recreation center at the Y. M. C. A. Thursday night. It was submitted by Jerry Ginthner. The committee chairman, Harold Kornbaum. has completely revised the past organization and is inaugurating a checking system to accommodate approximately 200 coats. Ralph Geer. local musician and magician, entertained the club with a clever program. assures temporary financial aid to* men and their families if that aid is needed during the period pending settlement of claims for government benefits, arid offers assistance with applications for benefits. In March 1943, Red Cross filed over G.OOO claims for veteran's pensions. Six months later the number had jumped to 25,000 a month. Requests for Red Cross assistance in filing; claims for government benefits continue to increase in proportion to the number of men discharged from military service. At present the bulk of cases handled by Red Cross are filed for service men by Red Cross field directors attached to army and navy hospitals in this country where over 3,000 Red Cross workers are oil the job to take care of the details involved. When men are discharged from the hospitals, and returned to their homes, Red Cross chapters take over the responsibility of aiding veterans and their families. Any service man or his dependents, faced with hardship involving financial problems resulting; from his service in the armed forces, or needing; consultation service in connection with compensation, pensio.ns, govcrnmenl insurance and other benefits, may now turn to Red Cross Home Service for assistance. Information regarding the latest legislation affecting the service man and his family also is available, through Red Cross chapters Home Service workers who are kept advised. Because the Red Cross does no ordinarily supplement benefits provided by the government, nanciul assistance from chapters will end as soon as governmen compensation or pensions begin. Red Cross is recognized by lav and authorized by the Veterans Administration in the presents lion of claims. Any service man wishing representation in cornier tion with his claim may dcsisiKiti the American Red Cross to act fo him in this capacity. Many service men will neec Red Cross financial assistance while waiting for their claims to Gold Star to Be Added o 6 Blue Ones in lot Mound Home Pilot Mound, Iowa, (/Pi--A gold tar will be added to the 6 blue mes on the service flag of the Bert Kimsey family. The gold star will honor Sgt. iowarcl L. Kimsey. 23, Pilot dOLinct's first war casualty.. .Jlr. und Mrs. Kimsey were mak- ng plans to add a 7th blue star-n honor of Raymond R. Kimsey, '7, last o[ their 7 sons to enter he armed forces--when word came from the war department hat Howard had been killed in iction in New Guinea. Howard's death was the first n the Kimsey family of 12 children, 5 of whom are girls. Now Howard's blue star will be assigned to Raymond and a old star will be added to the Hag for the son who gave his life. Another son, Sgt. Robert O. Kimsey, 25, was captured when Corregidor fell. The last word from him was a card received last October. He was in a Japanese prison camp. - BECOMES CANDIDATE I o w a F a l l s--Mrs. Genevieve Nichols has announced her candidacy for fhc office of secretary of stale on the democratic ticket. She has lived in Iowa Falls most ol her life. She was an agent for the state boai'd of control for one year, and recently has been employed by War Hemp Industries, Inc., in lowii Falls. be settled. To meet the needs promptly, and thus prevent service families-from being dependent upon the community, Home Service budgets must be greatly expanded. Your Red Cross War Fund contribution will help this community to see its own service men through. Plymouth--Mr. L. Heinselman is spending a vacation with his brother, Lt. Cleo Heinselman, in Texas. Lieutenant Heinselman is an aviator instructor at El Paso. FIXED S10, COSTS Donald J. Hobson. Charles City, was fined S10 and costs Friday by Police Judge Morris Laircr""bn a charge of intoxication. Hobson was arrested by police at 1:35 a. m. Fridav m the first block o'n First S. E. Petroleum is produced in 44 of Oklahoma's 77 counties. :PHERD'S ' for Carl Zugenc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Herbst, 235 13th S. E., born Feb. 8: llary Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Julius Bohn, 1126 3rd S. W., born Feb. 9: Gcorgcne Anne, daughter of Air. and Mrs. George Henry Price. 504 9th S. E., born Feb. 10. Expert sewing machine repair. Boornhowcr Hardware, Phone 142. OXSERVE XOCR SHOES Keep Their Feet . Walking Straight For the rood of your children's feet let us keep their shoes in top notch Repair. FOX SHOE REPAIR just accepted for induction remarked that \vhat lie wanted \vas to set overseas. "Yes. I know how you feel." admitted the veteran. "I felt lliat \\W. I wouldn't take a million for lh« experience I've had. but I'm not anxious to go over again." He was cinphytic in his praise of.the American Red Cross. "I'm sold on the Red Cross." said the man who has spent 23 months overseas. "When I worked at Deckers before the war I used to hear someone once in a while say they didn't want to give to the Reel Cross because they couldn't see what good it did. 1 didn't say anything then because it wasn't my place--but 1 sure tell them now."' SKl. Abel told of Hie Red Cross clubs maintained e v e r y w h e r e overseas where U. S. servicemen congregate, particular!;- of the one in London in which he spent a 9 day furlough while stationed in Kcnsett--Mrs. A. A. Jeffrey of Cedar Rapids, visited a part of last week wilh her daughter, Miss Miriam, a teacher of the local school, nt the Pcdcr Skram home. FRANK .T. EN'BUSK ~~~~~ Audits - Systems - Ta: Scr\ kc TAX ATTORNEY CERTIFIED i'UUUC ACCOUNTANT ir.vl Nat'l Bank ETdp. Plionc WALLPAPER SKILLFUL SHOE REPAIRING Pick-up and Delivery Phone 788 or 789 · Royal Doulton · Wedgwood · Haviland · Mtnton Bone China WATCHES IUcuieharc DIAMONDS 1Z EAST STATE SUNDAY DINNER .. at the Hotel Hanford Sunday, March 5, 1944 MENU ' Oyster Cocktail 35c -- Shrimp Cocktail 35c Cream of Tomato Soup -- Mixed Fruit Juice V-S Cocktail or Orange Sherbet Swiss Steak, Au Natural S .90 Roast Young Tom Turkey, Cranberries Baked Chicken,. Hen, Celery Dressing Roast Loin of Pork, Apple Sauce Virginia Baked Ham, Cider Sauce Butter Broiled Sockeye Salmon Steak Baked Filet Whitefish, Tomato Sauce 1.00 .85 1.00 .90 .85 .85 Snowflake or Parsley Potatoes New Green Peas and Carrots or Green Beans Iceberg Lettuce or Vegetable Gelatin Salad DESSERT Our Own Assorted Pies -- Baked Apple Bartlett Pears -- Melba Peach Halves or Vanilla Ice Cream Children's Liberal Portions "0c Served Continuously From 12 to 8:3T p. m. Also in Euchre and Cycle Club Windproof The perfect gift for Ser- vice men. A lighter lhat THRIVES O.\ WIND --\KKOS a\O FUEL. \ In S t e r l i n g S i l v e r only. $5.00 plus federal lax A NEW LIGHTER by ALFRED DUNHILL if 1CHOON, IMC.

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