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January 18, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1945 Service Men Have Stake in · Price Coiitrol Kansas CHy--Warning that today's G. I. undoubtedly has the greatest stake in present effective price control and its continuance as long as necessary after hostilities have ceased, Chester Bowles, director of the office of price administration, sounds a note of warning to service men in Foreign Service magazine, · official publication oj the Veterans of Foreign Wars. "Many servicemen -- most of them in fact--send allotments jor allowances to their families. Hundreds of thousands of families have to live on these monthly checks right now, while G. I. Joe is overseas fighting. What would happen to those 'fixed incomes' if prices were allowed to soar? The incomes wouldn't get any bigger but everything would cost a lot more, and the American standard of living would take a nose dive right there," says the OPA director. . "After, the last war--and doughboys' dads know this well--we had our inflation, and it wasn't .good. A $30 suit for $60. Two-bit socks were a back a pair. Batter cost 90c a pound; eggs went as high as $1 a dozen; sugar 28c a pound. Every thins'soared in price, and people suffered in a land of plenty. "Now all this, mind you, took place .after the armistice--not before. And all because we did hot demobilize our dollars. We simply yanked all price controls and threw our dollars into a boom market and let them fight it out against eadh other. "That is what happened last iime. Prices and wages went up fast, and they came down hard. It's a perfect example of how not to handle our pricing problems this time. We, too, must 'demobilize our dollar' as carefully as we do you and "your buddy in the service," continues Mr. Bowles. The OPA head's message to the 750,000 veterans which the V. P. W. magazine reaches, some 400,000 of them now serving overseas in the armed forces, adds-up to these 2 essentials: (1) The continued effective maintenance o£ price control now, while the war's going on. (2) The orderly demobilization of our dollars when the MASON CITY , GLOBE-GAZETTE war ends so that, like good soldiers, those dollars will march into the ranks of useful production and the stimulation of prosperity, and not into tRe destructive cycle of inflation and depression. Mr. Bowles maintains that the continuation of price controls must remain effective just as long as there is the slightest threat of inflation. Yule Cards Arrive From Germany After Over Month Enroute Hutchins -- Christmas c a r d s mailed by Pfc. Bennie Bergman Dec. 6 reached local relatives recently. They ha'd been more than a month enroute. Also received from him a few days ago was a letter written Dec. 24 in which he told the country- he is in and mentioned its stone houses. He stated he was "resting" and that for 2 weeks he had no chance even to shave. He is with the 413th infantry in Germany. Fayette WCTU Plans Institute for County W e s t U n i o n -- T h e Women's Christian Temperance Union will hold a county institute at the home of Mrs. Henry Hettler, Fayette, Thursday, Jan. 25. Speakers will be Miss \Ardyce Woodside, child welfare director for Fayette county, the Rev. A. L. Bray, pastor of Wesley an Methodist church, Fayette, and Mrs. Alice Burnside, Oelwein, president of the Fayetje county Women's Christian Temperance Union. Noon luncheon will be serve*. N TEACHER HIRED West Union --Mrs. Beverly Hadenfeldt, Belle Plaine, has been hired to teach the 4th grade in the West Union schools, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Wesley Schreiner. Mrs. Hadenfeldt was graduated from Iowa State Teachers' college, Cedar Falls, in 1941, and taught at Belle Plaine 3 years. Her husband, a marine, is in the south Pacific. . PLAN EXAMS Allison--County uniform examinations will he conducted at the office of Mattie K. Harms, county superintendent, at the courthouse Jan. 24, 25 and 26. __ . · - . · Know the Pleasure of Tea at its Best "SALADA" TEA In Packages and Tea Bag* at Your. Grocer's U. S. Charges Electric Co. With Cartel Washington, (U.B -- The justice department Thursday filed a, civil suit in Newark, N. J., federal district court charging the General Electric company and its subsidiary, International General Electric, with conspiracy in maintaining international cartel agreements to restrain trade in the manufacture and sale of electrical equipment. The department accused the 2 defendants of conspiring in prewar days with companies in Germany, Japan, Belgium, France; Britain and Italy to divide the world into exclusive marketing areas, eliminate competition, and exchange" their patents and trade processes on an exclusive basis. The cartel agreements, the complaint said, were entered into in 1919 when International General Electric was formed by G. E. to handle its foreign business. The complaint said they are still being maintained. The agreements covered generators, transformers, motors, electrical appliances, such as refrigerators arid vacuum cleaners, and many other types of electrical equipment, the complaint charged. PLANllMPLOYE DIES OF STROKE Aged Man Stricken on Way to Begin His Work Charles City --Amund Sponheim, 71, employe of the Oliver corporation here since April 6, 1944, died of a heart attack'Thurs- day morning as he was entering the plant to start work for the day. His home is north of Nora Springs. The body was taken to the Shelledy funeral home at Nora Springs. · According to Coroner Carl Hauser of Floyd county, Sponheim had suffered a heart ailment for some time. He roomed at Charles City. EDEN TO ATTEND MEET London, (ff)~ Prime Minister Churchill disclosed Thursday that Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden would accompany him to the "big 3" conference. With a twinkle in his eyes, Churchill added "The foreign secretary with our military and technical a d v i s e r s will be present without fait at the rendezvous and when the roll is called up yonder we'll be there." CUNTON SPEAKS Popejoy--Doctor John Clinton, of Iowa Falls,, will he the speaker- for the Father-Son banquet to be served by the women of the W. S. C. S. Thursday evening at the Methodist church.- One hundred tickets have been sold. Hanlontown--Mr. and Mrs. Eli olby returned from Minneapolis. Mrs. J. Colby of Lake Mills stayed with. Janice and · Karen during their absence. America Will Remember Best the Products That Serve Her Best! . . . senrinf o -$P: : p£ other mate Of !V!R i C i R S !S 4 CHEVROtET OUT OF - V E R v -5 4 CHEVROUT \ · You'll soy: proof of Chevrolet qualify and enduranc*. · You'll say: proof of Chevrolet deol.r.' skill and dependability--proof that Chevrolet deafen ar * "flni in service." · See your Chevrolet dealer for service at regular intervals. FIRST IN SERVICE ·UYMOffi WM IOWJ... HDPSMB? THf VKTO«Y SERVING AGRICULTURE . FOOD DISTRIBUTORS . LOGGING CAMPS MINES ' WAR INDUSTRIES . FUEL DISTRIBUTORS MUNITIONS MAKERS . ESSENTIAL CIVILIAN TRADES S. R. Chevrolet Co. MASON CITY, IOWA OFFICERS NAMED IN IOWA MUTUAL MEETINGS HERE Hardware Insurance, Casualty Companies Give Annual Reports The annual meeting of the Iowa Hardware Mutual Insurance, company and the Iowa Hardware Mutual Casualty company of Mason City was held Thursday at the home office of the companies, 115 First S. E. Directors re-elected for a term of 3 years were R. D. Austin, Mason City; Albert Bojens, Atlantic; and M. A. Trumbull, Manson. Other directors of the two organizations are: C. A. Knutson, Clear Lake; H. F. Leibsle, D«s Moines; W. F. Mueller, Fort Dodge; and A. H. Miewohner, Waverly.. Me«tlnrs held at the home office were the annual meetings of the pollcyholders of the company. Following these taetOngf, the boards of directors held ' their meetings at the Hotel Haaford. Officers re-elected for the ensuing year of 1945 in the Iowa Hardware Mutual Insurance company are C. A. Knutson, president; H. F, Leibsle, vice president; R. D. Austin, secretary-treasurer and manage^. C. A.. Knutson also was reelected as chairman of the board of the' Iowa Hardware Mutual Casualty company and R, D. Austin was re-elected president and treasurer. Appointive officers made by Mr. Austin and approved by the board of directors are S. J. Shannon, secretary of the Iowa Hardware Mutual Casualty company; W. H: Clarke, assistant secretary of the Iowa Hardware Mutual Insurance company; M. J. Ericson, loss manager; Paul G. Kruggel, underwriting manager; and L. N. Beck, assistant treasurer. Other appointive department heads and supervisors are: Naomi J. DeWilde, examiner; -Enola Haney, office manager and purchasing agent; Dorothy Hansen, credit manager; S. M. Wagner, statistician; Ruth DeGraw and Phyllis Lichty, supervisors; and R. H. Ericson, agency superintendent. W. E. Parsons was approved by the board of directors as branch manager of the St. Louis office, and D. J. Woodworth of Jackson. Mich., was approved as special agent for Michigan. In the face of general increase in fire and automobile losses throughout the country, the Iowa Hardware Mutuals had a satisfactory year, according to the reports, which showed increased volume ot business over 1943 and surplus of assets of the two ·com- panies increased in proportion to the increased volume/of business. ··The auditing committee consisting of M. A. Trumbull, chairman. Mansen; Albert Bojens, Atlantic; and A. H. Niewohner, Waverly, made a favorable report at the Dollertiolden meetings and mention was made of the careful study made by the auditing committee of the examination of the two companies made bjr the insurance department of the slate of Iowa, during; the summer of 1944. Recent reduction in. dwclltner rates throughout the state did not effect the views of the directors with reference to dividend resolutions made at the directors' meetings. A auaranfeed-Rdvancpd dividend of 25 per cent vas declared by the directors on policies-coyor- iritc dwelling risks and a resolution for a further saving of 20 ner cent to be naid at the expiration of such policies making a total savings of 40 per cent was declared. Due to the fact that the Iowa Hardware Mutuals were organ- ·'7frt bv hardware dealers in the state of Iowa, it has been the nractice in the nast to pay preferred dividends on business classed as hardware risks. There was no change in the guaranteed advance saving of 25 oer cent anri an additional savins of 20 per rent on hardware risks "in the state on business written through direct salesmen of the organization Par value of the investments of the companies, as of Dec. 31 1944 ?££ U n TM d to S55 °.865.46. of which 5432,000 consists of U. S government bonds. ' Set Hearings for Bus Line Applications · DM M»ine», Iff)--The state commerce commission Thursday set hearing dates on 2 applications for bus lines in northwest Iowa. March 8 was'set as the hearing date on the request of the Charter Coach company, Sioux City, to operate a line between Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Emmetsburg .and Estherville. ' The following day a hearing will be held on the request of Loren L. Larson, operator of the Algona bus line, Fort-Dodge, for permission to operate bus service between the same points. Both hearings will be held in the county auditor's office at Pocahontas. DOG HAD NO AIR PRIORITY Early Says Roosevelt Requested Dog Sent Washington, (g) -- Presidential Secretary Stephen Early, said Thursday that neither Col. Elliott Hoosevelt nor the white house had asked for an air priority for a Clare Boothe Luce Requests Limitation on Time in Combat Washington, (JP)--Reporting that many soldiers are bitter because they are kept too long in battle, tfep. Clare Boothe Luce (R.- Conn.) called Thursday for a fixed limit on the time a man is required to serve under fire without relief. In a statement prepared for the house on her recent tour of war zones, the blond congresswoman declared that, for example, the 34th division in Italy has had over 400 actual combat days. She continued: "There is no overall or fixed policy which will get the individual soldier out of battle when he shall have reached the limit of his human endurance which is almost the limit p/ his individual efficiency." The combat soldier, she said "too often" cornea to feel that "he can't win," .that if his division fights on a front which will be bitterly contested for morifhs his only future is to be "replaced which generally means killed or wounded." Htitchins--Gene Doughan went to Sioux City Tuesday with a consignment of cattle which he hauled for local farmers. dog which displaced 3 service men from an army cargo plane. Early termed the whole affair "a most regrettable combination of errors." The doc wu tent te - Colonel BooteveU'i wife. Actress Faye Emerson in Hollywood. When the plane carrying it reached Memphis, Jan, 11, 3M poonos »f high priority freight had to be put aboard, according to the war .department, and s t»U»r, soldier and navy icabee wer« put off to make toe weight allowance. The English boll mastiff stayed aboard. Early said that the dog definitely belonged to Elliott, 2nd oldest son of the president,- but that "he was not responsible for his shipment by air under any priority" Elliott merely left a request, he said, that the dog be ferried to the coast if an empty bomber were going across *he country sometime. The colonel left Washington to return to overseas duty with the army air forces more than 2 weeks before the dog was shipped. Early said Elliott described the dog. as a "friendly sort of creature' that would not require boxing or crating. .-"He left no request for any Priority," Early nU. "The president knew nothing about «. No one here knew anything about It twtll the prt«i (torlei appeared. No one here cav« « a priority." Apparently the priority was put on a e r a t e for the dog here in Washington, Early continued without clarifying who may have done so. While Early was talking with newsmen. Secretary of War Stimson was asked about the story of his news conference. He replied: "I should say that somewhere' down the line somebody has made a mistake." Stimson explained that he had received no word of that matter except with the assistance of the press." When Early was asked whether any steps were being taken te F^"^^ 1 ^ Ber *» I » responsible for the priority "bumping" of the service men, he replied in the negative. And certainly, he said "othln*- wllj be done about Seaman fceon I*roy, one of the first . t vas Leroy who first disclosed the whole affair at W» home at Antloch, Cat, Wednesday. His mother had Mid the nuttei "sort of frightens us" and expressed concern lest her boy's status ia the navy be affected. Early laid he was not sure, but that perhaps army regulations required crating of the-dog. .And, replying to * question; he said he thought the army and navy both always transport personal possession of their men--but he did not know whether this applied to air transportation.. Inquiring of . an army and navy officer standing nearby whether that was correct, the. presidential secretary was told the services pay for one move of personal effects during wartime. Hanlontown -- Franklin Raymond left Saturday for Tucson, Ariz., for his health. His brother, George Raymond, accompanied him. Mrs. Raymond and 2 daughters will stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fankell. UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY FAYETTE, IOWA A N N O U N C E S ' OTHER NEW STUDENTS. Full r.« ! fero1 ? °. dlnit *« l «» ANY TIME. Full Complement of courses In Liberal Arts, Teacher Education, and Flue Arts. Address: Dr. Don F. Hawkins, Director of Admissions TOPER IOWA UNIVERSITY, FAYETTE, IOWA. STEVENSONS FEATURE THE MOST IN VALUE AND FINE MERCHANDISE AT SAVINGS OF Tremendous Savings! DRESSES LINGERIE CLEARANCE! GOWNS/PAJAMAS AND SLIPS Lovely lingerie at tremendous reduc- ^ tionsl.Fill your needs at this great J_ IYC17 savings. White and tearose shades but ~ff l/FI* " · ' A not all sizes. 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