Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 19, 1945 · Page 3
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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, January 19, 1945
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1945 KHAKI AND BLUE WhatTheu MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MADE SERGEANT LV ENGLAND--Richard O. Cook, husband of Mrs. Mary Cook, 218 Z 1st S. E., has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. He is with the quartermaster outfit at an 8th alrforce base stationed in England. Sgt. Cook went overseas Aug., 1942, and has been in England since that time. He enlisted in Jan., 1942. HOME F R O M ENGLAND--; M/Sgt. Chester li. Thompson, who was here on a 21 day furlough from 1V4 years of overseas service with the 8th air force in England, is now stationed at Williams field. Chandler, Ariz. Before being sent to Arizona he had reported at Santa Ana, Cal. His wife lives at 681 13th'S. E. --V-- HOME F R O M HOSPITAL-Marine Cpl, William Newman is home on a 30 day leave from an Oakland, Cal., hospital where he has been since returning to the states a month ago. Prior to that he had been in Hawaii for 241 days. He was wounded on Saipan last July 15. His wife and 2 sons liv.e at 1316 North Federal. --V-- ARRIVES OVERSEAS -- Cp! Henry J. Mclsh .has arrived safely overseas according to word received here. He was home on furlough in November and at that time brought his wife and 2 sons back with him from Texas. They are now living at 330 East State. --V-Returning From 27 Months Overseas " Cpl. Freddie J. Bartusek, son of Mrs. Anton Bartusek, Rock -Falls is returning from 27 months overseas and will arrive at. Jefferson Barracks, Mo., prior to reaching his home at Rock Falls. Cpl. Bartusek has been serving with the air corps. Are Doing * * * * hey mg I SGT. 'EVERETT FRIEND, JR. --Home on Furlough HOMER FRIEND, MoMM 1/C' --On Guam ONE SON COMES HOME--OTHER ON GUAM--Sgt. and .Mrs. Everett Friend, Jr., and son are here on a 15 day furlough from San.Angelo, Tex!, where the sergeant is stationed with the /personnel department in the air cox-ps. ·They are visiting at the home of Sgt. Friend's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Friend, 420 14th S. E., and with Mrs. -Friend's parents at Rock Falls. · · · Homer Friend, serving with the navy, has just been promoted to motor machinist's mate 1/c on Guam. His wife and 2 sons live at 522 13th S. E. --V-- |. EDW. P. STAUFFACHER --In Germany CPL. ROBERT STAUFFACHER --In Vancouver Hospital BRONZE STAR AWARDED TO EDWARD STAUF- PACKER --The bronze service star has been added to the European-African-middle eastern theater ribbon of Edward P. Stauffacher, as announced by headquarters of the 13th field hospita 1 ! with which he is serving, now in Germany. Sgt; Stauffacher went to France on D-day and has also been in Belgium. "You are entitled to wear one bronze star ... by virtue of your assignment to duty with this organization within the period for which the 13th field hospital was awarded .unit battle participation credit for the 'Normandy'-campaign as established by the war department," read the citation signed by the commanding officer. .His brother, Cpl. Robert Stauffacher, has Seen In a hospital in Vancouver, Wash., since last October, when he was returned to the states from India. Robert is suffering from arthritis in his ankles and recently had an operation at the hospital. Edward and Robert are the brothers of Mrs. Carl Enteer, 1119 1st N. E. , --V-- _V ' Japs Come to Camp for Food; Give Selves Up, Writes Dietz . Has 3 Brothers in Service; One Prisoner of War Henry Dietz, seaman 1/c with the seabees, writes from "art island somewhere" that about 5 miles from where they are "Japanese come to their camp at night looking for food; also that most of them are glad to give themselves up. From what he has seen of Japs, both dead and alive, says S 1/c Bietz, some of them don't look as though they are much older than 13 and 16 years. Dietz enlisted in the navy last March and took his boot training at Farragut, Idaho. After a few days leave here with his wife and family, who live at 616 North Federal, he was sent to'California and from there to New Guinea, where he was transferred to the seabees. He has just received his present,*.-rating. T - HENRY DIETZ --Seaman 1/c Dietz hai 3 brothers in the service: Pfc. Alex J. Dietz has been a prisoner of war of the Germans since last July 4 when he was captured in Italy. S/Sgt. George J. Dietz is now in Texas, back from 24 months overseas. A younger brother, John, is stationed with the coast guard in California They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dietz, 20 9th N. W. -.-Y "Good to Be Back Where Food Is Hot," Says Wounded Private "It surely is good to get hot food and be served in bed, but I paid for it before I got here" wrote Pvt. Arthur C. Running from a U. S. hospital plant in England. "I got hit Dec. 27, not too bad; it was bad as far as my part, but there are boys hurt a lot worse than I was. I could have got killed as well as some that were beside me," he wrote. Pvt Running stated that his mail had been slow catching up with up with him but that he was expecting some soon, the patient next to him having -just received 21 letters at one time. He said that he would" not be able to write to some of his friends because he had lost his address book along with other personal belongings when he was hit. Pvt. Running is the nephew of Mrs. Ola Beard, Colonial apartments. --V-- Sgt. Simians Now at Redistribution Station, Santa Ana Santa Ana, Cal. _ Staff Sgt George Simkins, Jr., son of George Simkins, Sr., of route 1; Mason City, Iowa, is now at the army air force redistribution station a1 Santa Ana army air base, after serving 8 months as a gunner aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber with the famed 8th air force during 30 missions in England. Sgt. Simkins, a former student ADVANCED TO RADARMAN 3/C--Richard K. Shapiro, now stationed on an "atoll" somewhere In the Pacific, has been advanced to the ratine of radar- man 3/c. Be has been overseas almost 13 months. In his last letter received here he told of an exciting experience had at his camp--the atoll. A lizard 5 feet in length had come into their camp in broad daylight, "barking like a horse." It had taken the entire personnel of the camp to kill it, he wrote. ---V-Whereabouts Donald O. Martin, II, son of Mr and Mrs. L. O. Martin, 809 Jackson N. W., who enlisted in the navy last December, is now at the Great Lakes receiving his boot training. Pfc. .Edward O'Dormell, son of Mr. and Mrs. 'Edward O'Donnell route 2, is a member of'the 773rc tank destroyer battalion in Lt Geri. George Patton's 3rd army which according to informatior received -from headquarters of the battalion has KO'd more German tanks- than any other tank destroyer battalion in Patton's army Pfc. O'Donnell is a truck driver in headquarters company. Pvt. Bernard D. Delle has been promoted to private first class at his station at Fort Belvoir, Va. Be- iore entering the service he was engaged in farming with Mr. anc Mrs. Elery Bert Stiles, east of Mason City. He was here on a 15 day furlough in December. His parents live in Albert Lea, Minn. George F. Olson, Mason City has been appointed assistant S- of the.. 5th' tank battalion of the 16th armored division at Camp Chaffee, Ark., according to' wort received from that station. His wife, Mrs. Vivian Olson, and his 13 months' old daughter, live a' Charles City. Two Mason City men receiving their initial naval indoctrination at Great Lakes are Wayne A Page, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Page, 742 12th N. E., and Myron L. Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Ziegler, 1117 4th S. W: Overan W. Lund has been promoted to private first class according to word received by his wife, who lives at 210 3rd N. E He is now stationed in the Philippine islands as a baker for the 135th medical group and has been "overseas since March of last year Pfc. Lund is a son of Mrs. Mamie Lund, 30% 2nd N. E. F/O Ralph I. Mickey was here for a few days from Wilmington Ohio, visiting his parents, Mr. anc Mrs. Fred Mickey, 1130. Mapl drive. F/O Mickey is stationed a the Clinton county army air fielt at Wilmington and has reported back to that station. ---V-Rockwell Waist Gunner Promoted to Sergeant in 8tK AAF, England An 8th Air Force Bomber Station, England--The promotion o James G. Cahalan, 19, of Rockwell Iowa, from the grade of corporal t sergeant, has been announced a this 8th air force B-17 Flying Fortress base. Sgt.-Cahalan, wais gunner on a Fort, is participating in heavy bombardment missions against important- industrial ant military installations deep in naz Germany. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs Fred A. Cahalan, route 3, Rock well, -Iowa. A graduate of Rock well independent high school, hi joined the AAF in February 1944. Sgt Cahalan is a member of the 487th bombardment group 'commanded by Col. Robert Taylor 3rd, of Ruxton, Md. The group i a unit of the 3rd bombardment di vision, the division cited by th president for its now historii- Engiand-Africa 'shuttle, bombing of the Messerschmitt airplane factories at Regensburg in .southern Germany, August, 1343. of the Iowa aircraft school, has been awarded the distinguished flying cross, the air medal with 3 oak leaf clusters and the ETO *\b- bon with 2 battle stars. He entered the service in April, 1943, and went overseas March, 1944. While at the Santa Ana army air base, a station of the- personnel distribution command, the returned combat veterans are receiving a complete physical exam., reclassification for their military skills prior to repotting for their new assignments in the AAF. --V-Buy your War B o n d s and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. MONTGOMERY WARD'S TELEGRAM TO THE PRESIDENT January 17; 1945. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, White House, · ' . Washington, D. C. MR/PRESIDENT: At your personal direction the army seized Wards' stores on December 28,1944. On the same day, you directed that a suit be filed in the federal court to decide whether you had any right to order this seizure. The constitution makes it the supreme law of the land that "no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law." The supreme court has said that an order which is before the courts should executed before the judges have declared its legality. ' In defiance of th,is safeguard of liberty, you have ordered the army to place m immediate effect the arbitrary and illegal orders of the war labor board without awaiting the decision of the courts. You have ordered these war labor board directives placed in immediate effect despite the fact that the courts have held them to be legally unenforceable, and despite the fact that in issuing them the board refused to give Wards the hearings required by the war labor disputes act. ' You have ordered the army to. place in" effect a wage directive at Portland, Oregon, which-a representative of the war labor board admitted on January 9, 1945, was unworkable. You have ordered the army to place in effect wage directives at St. Paul, Minnesota, which unfairly discriminate against sixty per cent of the employees. When several hundred walked off their jobs in protest against your command, the army forced them to return by threats of criminal prosecution. You have ordered the army at Denver, Colorado, and Jamaica, New York, to increase wage rates which the war labor board admitted were already higher than those paid by Wards' competitors. No increases have been ordered against these.competitors. Finally, and most importantly, you have ordered the army to impose that form of the closed shop called maintenance of membership. Obedience to your order will require the discharge of all employees who have chosen not to maintain their union membership, and deny to them the liberty to choose whether or not they wish to remain union members. Wards, in opposing the closed shop in all of its forms, has not been prompted by any feel ing'of anti-unionism. Wards has fully recognized the freedom of all of its employees to join or not to join a union,, as they wished, and has assured all employees that their opportunity with the company will be the same whether they are union members or not. Wards' refusal to-accept the closed 'shop arises solely from a determination that its employees be secure in their individual liberty to join a union or not--free of the fear of physical injury, damage to their property or loss of their jobs. _ Wards, in opposing the closed shop, has not acted against the wishes even of its unionized employees. In the seized store at Chicago on December 15, 1944, ninety per cent of the e m p l o y e e s through a signed petition declared against the maintenance of membership requirement. Spokesmen for the unionized employees in the four seized stores at Detroit have openly stated that they do not desire maintenance of membership.. Wards has been singled out for unequal treatment. The army has been used to enforce orders of questioned legality without first giving the courts an opportunity to make a decision. These are the methods of dictatorship. The legality of your order commanding the seizure of Wards' properties is now before the courts -for decision. Wards' respectfully calls upon you to order the army to withhold the taking of action which would deprive Wards' employees of their liberty and - ^ a -? S ^ an( L S cust ° mers of their Property until the case has been decided in the courts as required by the constitution. MONTGOMERY WARD CO. SEWELL AVERT Chairman

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