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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 23, 1945
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1945 ,MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE , THEM WHOBT VOS, tao«T HAFTA 3tO£lM ItCAA FACES BE NO ·»0.1f«.«* jr«m Charles City Globe-Gazette NAVY HERO WEDS BROOKLYN GIRL Albert Becker Takes Bride;" Romance of War Charles City--Albert Becker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Becker, living between Charles City and Bassett, was married Sunday, Jan. 21, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He and his. bride will, return here : at once. The following is an'article in the Brooklyn Spectator, written before the marriage: ''Miss Catherine Pace, daughter of ;Mr. and Mrs. Simone Pace, 7909 3rd avenue, is to be married to'Albert Becker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Becker, of 'Charles City, Iowa, on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 75th street and 4th avenue. "Behind this .simple statement there is a war romance, for the bridegroom is one of the heroes of an epic tale of the sea of this war. Coining from a middle west town where he had worked for a time as a reporter on the local newspaper, Albert Becker enlisted in the navy end was a gunner's mate on the City of Flint when she was torpedoed off the Azores on Jan. 26, 1942. "Half-blinded by the flash of the explosion when a torpedo hit the ship broadside, he and a shipmate managed to get aboard one of the ship's rafts, only to .be fired on by the'Germans. "Over the side,' yelled the gunner, and the 2 men slipped off the raft on the far side from the German fire. 'Then followed for Becker anc ' some 10 companions 46 days o: drifting-in a lifeboat in shark-infested waters, until they -were finally picked up 80 miles from the African coast, for which, with a somewhat faulty compass, they had been steering their course. "By the time Gunner's Mat Becker reached his home' town in Iowa, he had been reported 'missing* and his parents were about t make arrangements lor a funeral "I nearly pulled .a Tom Sawyer" stunt on them," he said. He had lost 50 pounds during the ordeal. "later made a yeoman and sta tioned at the Brooklyn" annec guard center, 52nd street and Is avenue, Becker was honorably discharged from the navy in September, 1944." WOUNDED GI ARRIVES Charles City--Mr. and Mrs.-Ott Funte of Colwell, received wore Sunday that their son, William, hai arrived in New York Sunday morning by plane from Hospital Pt., England. He was wounded ii Germany Nov. 25, when shrapne hit his right hip and left leg abov the Rankle which is in a cast. In telephone conversation with his parents, he said he was feelin fine and would possibly be sen to a hospital nearer home. Charles City Briefs 'A general meeting of Women' club was to be held Tuesday afl emoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Sain Charles hotel. There was to b music by a trio composed of Mes dames Merten Klaus, Jack Hart and George Wentland and Mrs Donald Kinch was to review th book, "Papa Was a Preacher," b Alyene Porter. There was to be board meeting of the Woman club at 2 o'clock Tuesday after noon at the St. Charles hotel pre ceding the general meeting. T. F. McNally, courthouse cus todian, was pleasantly surprisec by a group of friends on his birth day Friday evening. Five hundre Men, Women! Old a 40,50,60! Want Pe ? ? FM| Yur* Youngtr? rov blama exutted. worn-out fctlrag on At D ccod drug store* everywhere--la Mason City, at Ford Hopkins and Osco nrrrt* Dree. as played at 3 tables and a lunch as served at the close of a pleas- it evening. Mr. MeNally re- eived several nice gifts from his friends. The new officers had charge of .e Jan. 18 meeting of Pythian isters, reciting their duties at the arious stations. During the social our, a hostess committee headed y Bessie Bluhm served refresh- .ents at a beautifully appointed, ahdlelighted tea table. Most Ex- ellent Chief Ellen K n u t s o n soured. Initiation of candidates rill take-place', at the next regu- ar session. _ Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cagley of fashua are the parents of a son orn at the Cedar Valley hospital, dr. and Mrs. Loren Shave of Charles City are the parents of a on and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon laldwin also of Charles City are the parents of a daughter, both orn at the hospital. . The Lydia Evening Circle of the W. S. C. S. of the First Methodist hurch' will hold its January meeting Wednesday evening-at 8 'clock in the Fireside room at the church. Mrs. Cora Rabe received-word at her daughter-in-law, Mrs. ;obert Babe of Minneapolis is in hospital there with:pneumonia. The W. C. T. U. will meet Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Mrs. ,tella Larson, 600 West Kelly treet Mrs. Gla'dys Raisty and ertha Moll will be assisting hos- esses, Mary Rote will lead devo- ions. Roll call will be news from the W. C. T. TJ. press. For study and discussion the subject will be ·Protective Legislation.'? An of- ering for the Lillian Stevens leg- slative fund -will be taken. Pic. lobert Kneisel and Mr. and Mrs. Alton Kneisel and Russell, spent he weekend in Minneapolis with heir sisters and other relatives and friends. The Past Noble Grands association will meet Wednesday in the home of Winifred CosteUo. Mrs. Paul Granner, Jr., and son, .eft Saturday night for "Warren- JUrg, Mo., to visit with -Li. Granner until he leaves for overseas duty. The Happy Hour club will meet with Elva Bauer Wednesday afternoon. . 10 WINNESHIEK MEN INDUCTED D e c o r a h -- Ten Wirineshlek county men went to Fort Snelling, Minn-, Tuesday for induction into military service. They were: Decorah--Clarence A, Anderson, 'Milo L. Harvey, Thomas M. Ellingson. Calmar--Harleth A. Reisner, Lawrence L. Frana, Robert J. Giesen, Edward A. Balik. James G. Gjere, Spring Grove, Minn. Clarence J. Berst, Waucoma. Melvin W. Weist, Fort 'Atkinson. Osage Resident Dies at Mason City Monday Osare -- Ode Mallow,' 54, died Monday morning at a Mason City hospital. He had been in ill health since Dec. 11, and was hospitalized Jan. 21. Burial will be at the Little Shepherd's cemetery, Eldora, in the family lot. : He was born in Illinois, son of AUyn and Anna Mallow. There he attended school, and at the age of 18 staked a claim in Canada. He made his home there until 18 years ago and upon the death of his father, came to Kanawha where he farmed with his brother, George, until his brother came to Osage 15 years ago. Surviving are his 4 brothers, Robert, in Canada; Edward, Benton, Wash.; Will, Clear Lake; and George, Osage. R u d d -- Scoutmaster Robert Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Frevert, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Folkerts, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Edie, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith, and the Rev. and Mrs. Clements attended the recent dinner and annual meeting of the Winnebago Council of Boy Scouts at Mason City. A man is never so TALL as when he STOOPS to help a CHILD! FIGHT INFANTILE PARALYSIS Make Your Gift As Big As Your Heart! The eighteen-year-old daughter of a general overseas with the American invasion forces fights infantile paralysis in North Carolina. Her nurse is her mother, who volunteered for. the duration of the epidemic emergency at the Hickory Emergency Infantile Paralysis . Hospital when the girl was stricken. HOME FRONT FIGHT Infantile Paralysis just last summer struck America the second hardest blow the nation has sustained in the history of the disease. However, through the public's forethought in contributing dimes and dollars to the fight against Infantile Paralysis, a great program of epidemic aid was put into motion immediately. To the stricken states The National Foundation for Infantile Paraylsis sent doctors, nurses, physical therapy technicians, as well as respirators, supplies and financial aid. Because of the alertness of that organization and its chapters, the best of medical care was rendered every victim, regardless of age, race, creed or color. Your contributions helped make that possible ... a good thought to bear in mind during the present drive. . Negro and white children alike received the finest mescal care and treatment in the wards of the Emergency Infantile Paralysis ^Hospital at Hickory. N. Car. Victims of the 1944 epidemic of poliomyelitis, these are but a few of the nearly 400 children cared for at Hickory by The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. This is (be young wife of an American Army lieutenant fighting overseas, one of the patients cared for at an emergency hospital by The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. (a)' Two-year-old Johnny Langer, lees and hack paralyzed with infantile paralysis, offers a victory salute to show that although down, he's not out. (b) One year later, under the expert care and treatment being provided for Johnny by the Middlesex County Chapter (N. J.) of The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, he has regained the use of back and leg muscles. HEADQUARTERS AT 310 NORTH FEDERAL Cerro Gordo county's 1945 - infantile paralysis campaign headquarters is at 310 North Federal, in the Hotel Hanford, where funds may be brought or sent by mail. There will also be canvassers with subscription blanks. It's up to us at home to win the home-front fight against the Crippler. . . . And here's the son of a GI Joe. Little Dwlfcht, who proved as good a soldier as any of 'em, stands up In his crib to show that he's won his fight with the Crippler. The present Cerro Gordo county campaign to raise money with which to stamp out'infantile'paralysis is on a VOLUNTARY subscription basis, the,same as last year. K ' ' ! This plan, which took the place of the birthday ball and the March of Dimes program, brought in $3,500 last year, the largest amount ever raised In Cerro Gordo county for bottling infantile paralysis. Half the $3,500 remained in the county'for local use, and half was sent to the National Foundation to help carry on the nationwide fight against this dread disease. A total of 5,700 persons contributed in the 1944 campaign. No one can predict where polio will strike in 1945. It may be in your neighborhood. Prepare to keep America strong. Help fight infantile paralysis. Contribute dimes and dollars during this appeal, now through January 31. This Message Contributed by These Mason City firms: Jimmy and Marlon practice muscle re-education exercises to overcome after-effects of infantile paralysis. Funds from nationwide campaifn made it possible for them to receive treatments. MAJOR FUNERAL HOME MARSHALL SWIFT, INC. MASON CITY AUTO BODY REPAIR MASON COT BATTERY, Lea Valentine MASON CITY BRICK TILE CO. MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. MASON CITY FDR SHOPPE MASON CITY LOAN INVESTMENT CO. MASON CITY MOTOR COACH CO. MASON CITY RENDERING CO. MASON CITY TENT, AWNING CANVAS CO. MAX BO YD, TYPEWRITERS MERKEL'S NEIBERGALL BROS. GROCERY NICHOLS GREEN NORTHERN AUTO SERVICE NORTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTING CO. NORTHWESTERN STATES PORTLAND CEMENT CO. OSCO SELF SERVICE DRUG PARK HOSPITAL PARK INN HOTEL and CAFE PATTTE INSURANCE AGENCY PEOPLES' GAS ELECTRIC CO. PFAFF BAKING CO. PRITCHARD SUPER SERVICE RAY SENEY, JEWELER RICHER MOTOR SALES R. S. WEBER CARPET CO. SAM RAIZES DEPARTMENT STORE 3EARS, ROEBUCK CO. SHIPLEY PRINTING. CO. SIEG-MASON CITY CO. SNELL SUPER SERVICE STATION S. S. KRESGE CO. STATE BRAND CREAMERIES. INC. ST. JOSEPH MERCY HOSPITAL . THE HUB THE IOWA COMPANY, INSURANCE THE LEE SEED COMPANY TRADEHOME SHOE STORE TYLER-RYAN FURNITURE CO. UNITED FRUIT CO. VANCE MUSIC CO. YELLAND HANES YOUNKERS ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. ABEL At SON, INC. AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR CO. A. W. KNESEL and SON, INSURANCE B B SHOE STORE BEN NELSON'S GARAGE B. F. GOODRICH STORES BIETH-JOHNSON AUTO SERVICE BILL'S CAMERA STORE BRACKEN INSURANCE AGENCY BUTTREYS CAPITAL TOBACCO CORPORATION CARL GRUPP FOOD STORE CARL STEIN, HIDES, WOOL, FURS CARNES OIL COMPANY CASEY DRUG CO. CHUCK LENNAN SWEETHEART BAKERY ' CO-MO PHOTO COMPANY CURKIE-VAN NESS CO. j DECKER BROS. DeWILDE AUTO SERVICE DR. PEPPER BOTTLING CO. EARL'S FRUIT MARKET ECONOMY WELDING MACHINE WORKS FISHER TYPEWRITER CO. FRANK 3. ENBUSK FULLERTON LUMBER CO. GAMBLE-ROBINSON CO. GAMBLE'S · GILDNERS GOODMAN'S JEWELERS HAMILTON SCHOOL OF COMMERCE H. C. BROWN AGENCY, INSURANCE HART MOTORS, INC. HAJVKEYE SCHOOL SUPPLY HERB GEORGE RADIO SERVICE HERMANSON BROS. DAIRY HOME FURNITURE STORE IDEAL SAND GRAVEL CO. JACOB E. DECKER and SONS J. C. PENNEY CO. JEFFERSON TRANSPORTATION CO. JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. KEMBLE'S GREENHOUSE KINNEY SHOE STORE KLIPTO LOOSE LEAF CO. L. A. MOORE LUMBER CO. L. A. PAGE LUMBER CO. LES REED MUSIC CO. LOCK STUDIO LUNDBERG'S LYONS CLEANERS

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