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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 23, 1945
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1945 11 Rationing Calendar MEAT--The Book No. 4 red stamps Q5, H5, SS. T5, US, V5. W5 and X5 now valid. Next series will be validated Jan. 28. FBOCESSED FOODS--The Book No. 4 blue stamps X5, Y5, Z5, A2, B2, C2, D2, £2, F2 and G2 now valid. Next scries will be validated Feb. I. SHOES--Stamps No. 1. 2 and 3 on the Airplane sheet In Book 3, are good indefinitely. SUGAR--Stamp 34,. labeled *'Suear" In Book 4, good for 5 pounds, is now valid. Next stamp becomes valid Feb. 1. GASOLlNE--The 6 I4A coupons are -Rood for 4 gallons each through March 21. The 1?A coupons become valid March 22. B5, C5, B6 and C6 coupons good /or 5 gallons each and Bl and C4 coupons no longer valid. NOTE--Blue and Red stamps In War Book 4 worth 10 points each. Red tokens given In change for Bed meat stamps- Certif icates no I oncer needed for re~Capping truck tires. Certificates no longer needed to purchase inner tubes or to purchase used farm implement tires. Commercial vehicle inspections every 6 months or every 5,000 miles, whichever occurs sooner. The Mason City war price and rationing office Is open from 1 to 3:30 Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. on Saturday. To Remodel Roosevelt at $10,400 Mason City Calendar Jan.'25--Annual Y. W. C. A. meeting: dinner at G:30 at Y. W. Jan. 29--Annual meeting of Cerro Gordo 'county cha pter ot R ed Cross at high sciibol auditorium at 8 p. m. Jan. 30--Annual dinner meeting o£ Mason City branch of Lutheran Welfare so'. ciety at Y. M/ C. A. banquet room at '" 6:30 p. m. Feb. 1--Federal court session starting at ,' 1:30 p. m, Feb. 5-3--Red Cross blood donor clinic , lor Cerro Gordo county at Y. M. C. A. in Mason City. feb. -5--Law enforcement conference In Mason City under FBI sponsorship. Feb. 26--Concert by James Melton, tenor, jsponsored by Mason, City Community : concert association. Salvage Calendar County Chairman Ivan Barnes Women's Division Mrs. H. D. Makeever PAPER: Tie bundles securely, loose paper, in bags or boxes. Boy Scouts collect lirst Saturday of February. Phone 200. - i TIN CANS: Remove labels, clean, cut both ends and flatten- Hold for future pickup. Phone Mrs. Pendergraft, city chairman, 4489-j; For out o£ town collections call or write Ivan A. Barnes, Foresters Bldg. Phone 1300. WASTE FATS: Deliver to your local market. Two red points and 4c per pound. City-wide collection by Girl Scouts and Cubs. Feb. 3. BAGS; Collect clean rags and old clothing of all kinds. Leave at courthouse. IRON: Farm scrap badly needed. Sell * to dealer or give to salvage committee. CONTAINERS: Cardboard containers of all kinds must be saved. Grocers will be unable to furnish cartons or sacks as in the past. Use your own container when shopping. DAVEY AND SON GIVEN CONTRACT ON SCHOOL HERE Appointments and Resignations of Teachers Approved A lump-sum contract for $10,400 for improvements on Roosevelt elementary school was let Monday evening by the Mason City board of education to Hugh Davey and Son, local contractors. The action was taken at the board's regular monthly meeting. The contract calls for replacement of woollen trusses with steel ones, remodeling of all rafter construction throughout the building's attic space and the installation of 2 new fire escapes out of the 2nd floor on the south side. The board also approved the following appointments and resignations of members' of the public school teaching staff: Mrs. Bernice Cochrane, a r t teacher at Monroe junior high school, resigned, effective Jan. 5, to accompany her husband to Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Winifred Herzberg Kohrs was named to succeed her. Mrs. Ida E. Wolden, junior college biology teacher and high school'science instructor, resigned, effective Jan. 19. Her successor is Mason City Lieutenant Makes leroic Stand in Philippines It. Ralston D. McKee Leads Reconnaissance MOVIE MENU | CECIL--"30 Seconds Over Tokyo" encis Wednesday. , . \ PALACE--"The Merry Monahans" and "Dead Man's Eyes" end Tuesday. "Enemy of Women" and "Reckless ABC" start Wednesday. I STRAND--"Sensations of 1945" and "Thft Hour Before the Dawn" end Wedncs- . day. · STATE--±.'HeaTenly Days" and "Woman I of the Town" end Wednesday. |liAKE--*'My PaT Wolf" and "Meet Miss Bobby Socks" now showing. ALL HANDS ON DECK AT YOUTH CENTER --^ Mason City's senior high students are turning out to decorate their Youth Center at the Y.M.C.A. It's to be. a marine motif at the center this year--and here are the youngsters right down to swabbing the deck in making ready for the opening. The students are doing the job of redecorating the banquet room at the "Y.M.C.A. and they have* = HERE IMASON CITY ;;.Fann" loans tailored to your [needs. M. C. Loan Investment Co. Mr. and Mrs. Barton Townsend, [225 20th S. E., are the parents of I a daughter weighing. 7 pounds, % ounces, born Monday at Park | hospital. The Pantry is now oneri from | 6:30 a. m. to 8 p. m. Mr. and Airs. Harold Harden, I Floyd, are the parents of a 5- pound; 10%-ounce daughter, born | Tuesday at Mercy hospital. ODAC spray removes room odors. Boomhower Hardware. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kollman of Masou City are the parents of a son weighing 7 pounds, born at the North Iowa General hospital Jan. 18. For paint see Paynes. Ph. 245. The regular monthly meeting of the Cerro Gordo county district committee will be helc at the Cerro Gordo hotel Wednesday evening, starting at 6:30 o'clock, it was announced by Chairman L. A. Page. · Paper Headquarters. Shepherds. Miss Margaret Wolf. The appointment of Perley O. Brunsvold as senior high school vice-principal was approved by the board. Volney Hansen's appointment to succeed Mr. Brunsvold as sophomore basketball coach also was approved. Mrs. Dorothy Fischbeck Smith succeeds Mr. Brunsvold as science teacher at Monroe junior high school, beginning Feb. 5. Miss Alberta Joslyn of Clear Lake was added to the teaching staff of Lincoln school. She will teach 2nd and 3rd grade pupils. Her appointment allows an adjustment in pupil assignments at Lincoln, where crowded conditions in the 1st grade are now improved by redistribution. Robert B. Irons, superintendent of schools, reported on the winter activties of the department of public recreation. The department is co-operating with the city in the 'operation of ice-skating rinks on the tennis courts in East park, on Willow creek and on the tennis courts in West park. Supervision, instruction and lighting are furnished for skaters. The rinks have been cleared of snow 3 times with the aid of Boy a number of swanky ideas. After showing that a Youth Center can be operated in Mason City by a year's trial, the'senior high students are about ready to open the center for another year's trial with new decorations, more funds to operate on, a new and swanky sandwich bar, dining room with individual tables, indirect lighting, the latest recording, first class check room, private game room and all the features of the beat private clubs in the city. This is all for youth only. Conducted under professional supervision and a club membership, which is open to^every student in school at an exceedingly low fee for the semester, the Youth Center will offer more to the student in the way of entertainment and fun than he could find elsewhere and it will be conducted under a wholesome atmosphere. New' features of the center this year' will be a loud speaker system, enabling the paging of persons and mixing up of groups more efficient -handling of sandwiches and soft drinks and much beter arrangements of cloal rooms, game-brooms and genera setup. The main room of the center which is now being decorated in the marine motif by the art stu dents of the high school, under th direction of "Warren 'Ruby, is to b m shades of blue, ranging from dark blue near the floor to ligh lue near the ceiling. Marine mur- 1s will be painted on this back- round by the art students of the iigh school. The ceiling itself is ight, with the acoustic panels lainted light pink. Upon the walls, when the light- ng arrangements and all is complete, will he sea gulls and fish, nd other favorites of Father Nep- une. There will be indirect light- ng on the ceiling and copper ships R the tables. The Lions club has been responsible, in getting the movement underway by soliciting funds ifrom several organizations and donating sum as well to cover incidental mprovements required. When a aoard is appointed for the management of the center, the Lions club's sponsorship will cease. Outstanding in the policy of the sponsors of the local Youth Cen- ler is to allow the students to have their say--do the work to their liking and co-operate with the youngsters in every way. And Mason 'City's youth is paying dividends on this policy by turning in an excellent job o£ decoration and management. The Youth Center will not be entirely finished by Friday but the sponsors and youth hope to have it in.operation by that time. The plan is to have the center open Friday and Saturday evenings each week during the school year. (Lock photo, Kayeney engraving). Patrols to Take Town EDITOR'S NOTE: The foltow- ng story telling of Lt. Ualston D. McKee's leadership In (he Philippines appeared in the New York Icrald Tribune on Jan. 19. Lt. klcKcc is (he son of Mr', and Mrs. S. M. McKcc, 1438 Hampshire place N. E. His wife and I'/- nonths old son are making their tome with his parents at the above address. MORE BENEFITS PROPOSED UNDER SOCIAL SECURITY Protection for 20 Million More Workers Board Recommendation More adequate benefits lor those now insured under the social security act and insurance protection for 20 million additional workers, not now included in the program, are among the highlights of the social security board's 9th annual report to congress as made public Tuesday in Washington, stated Richard S. Janes, manager of the Albert Lea social security board field office. "Thousands of citizens in our field office area who do not have social security insurance protection would' get it if the board's proposals should become law,'* said Mr. Janes. "Businessmen, ance rights of inert and wome serving in the armed forces, poin ing out that many widows and children cannot get benefits because the husband's protection lapsed while he was fightins for his country. Arhong other changes recommended are: Lowering of the age of eligibility of women from G5 to GO who have no dependent children; revision of the formula to increase payments for lower-paid workers, and a change o£ the basis By HOMER BIG ART Pozorrubio, Luzon, Jan. 18--The Japanese began a general withdrawal from the Pozorrubio and Urdanela sectors on the hotly contested left flank of the American beachhead late yesterday after desperate .counterattacks. Resistance collapsed, with the loss of 4 enemy tanks and a column of* horse-drawn artillery. At 11:30 a. m. reconnaissance patrols under Lt. Ralston D. McKee. of Mason City, Iowa, reentered deserted P o z o r r u b i o , chasing the garrison northward toward Bued pass, leading the Baguio. The town had been shelled for 4 days by Americans p u s h i n g slowly northeastward along the road from Manaog and was almost completely in ruins. Its flimsy wooden houses were shattered and dead horses were lying all over the place. On Monday night a heroic stand by McKee's men and a small infantry unit prevented the Japanese from consolidating their defense 3 miles west of the town, LT. RALSTON D. McKEE near Pesso's men. Lt. McKcc an^ Tech. Sgt. Fred M. Neuts, of Fort- land, Maine, leaped into the blazing truck. For 3 minutes they hurled cases \ o f bullets into a ditch, silhouetted all the time for the Japanese sun crew that kept shelling the road. A few seconds after they tossed the last case clear, the truck's gas tanks exploded, engulfing it in flame. This action by McKee and Neuts undoubtedly saved the lives of at least a dozen men pinned down by enemy · fire along the road. They have been recommended for citation. War Prisoner of Japs Writes He Is Well But He Gets No Mail U CllTiton Conrey, linotype opera- \lor at the Globe-Gazette, has" received a card from his brother, Pfc. Harold Conrey, Knoxville, who is a prisoner of war of the .Taps, interned at Camp Hakodate, Japan^ The 'card had no date showing when it had been mailed. Pfc. Conrey wrote that he had had no illness since arriving at the camp and that he was in good health. He hoped his family would send him a parcel, he said, as he could use it. Both letters and packages have been sent to him, it was stated, but apparently have not reached him. Pfc. Conrey was stationed at the "Philippines before the war, having gone there with a medical corps in Oct., 1939. He entered the service early in 1939. Scouts and the high school student council, Mr. Irons reported. James F. Ore, junior high boys' physical education instructor, is in charge of the East park rink. Attendance there has been between 40 to 60 each evening and on Sunday the peak load was 105 with a sharp increase in adult attendance. Miss Cleo Hurd, Monroe junior high girls' -physical education instructor, is in charge of instruction in West park on Saturday afternoons beginning at 2 o'clock. Fred Gunsaulis, industrial arts instructor at the junior highs, is in charge of the West park rink. The rinks are open daily from 7 to 9:30 p. m. and from 2 to 5:30 and 7 to 0:30 p. m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Mr. Irons' comparative enrollment figures for January of 1944 and 19-55 show a gain of 80 throughout the public school system this year. The total enrollment on Jan. S, 1945, was 4,733 as compared with 4,653 on Jan. 7, 1944. Grade schools show the largest gain, with 92, while the high school showed the only loss, 19 pupils. ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. BOND Funeral Services to Be Heid in Kansas Mrs. Eliza Sanborn Bond, 84, died at her'home, 414 Georgia N. E., Tuesday at 5 a. m. after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at Pratte, Kans., with burial in the family p l o t there. Date of the funeral still is indefinite. Mrs. Bond was born Feb. 22, Local Men Wounded in Action-Announced by War Department Pfc. Earl F. Lillibridge and Pfc. Charles H. Terry, Mason City, were named among 29 lowans wounded in action as announced by the war department Tuesday, according to an AP dispatch received here. It was stated that in all cases next of kin had previously been notified and kept notified by the war department of any change of status. 1860, at Mount Sterling, B r o w n countyj 111. She had been a Mason City resident for 20 years. Surviving are 4 daughters, Mary' B. Collins of Portland, Ore., Julia S. Bond, at home, Lucille C. Shaw o£ Hutchinson, Kans., and Ammie L. Groscha of Minneapolis. Two sons, C. Louis Bond of Hyannis, Nebr., and William A. Bond of Portland, Ore., 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Bond, in 1915, 4 brothers and 1 sister. She was a member of the Christian church at Forest City, Kans. The body will lie in state at the Patterson funeral home beginning Wednesday until it is taken to Kansas for funeral services and burial. 7 Year Old Victim of Polio Here Recovered in 6 Weeks Father Given Check for $484.62 by County Chapter Janice Skovgaard, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Sko_v- gaard, route 1, was stricken with polio last September and paralyzed in the back and legs to the extent that she was unable to feel when the nurses were exercising those parts. Now she walks and is apparently recovered. Janice's case was early diagnosed in a Mason City hospital and it was advised that she- be taken to Des Moities immediately. There she was given treatments at the Kinney cottages at once and in 6 weeks' time was able to stand up and now has been home since November, going back every 3 weeks for a check up. When Janice, whose treatments had been provided for by the Cerro Gordo county chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, heard Monday that her father was going to town to visit the local chapter, she cot out her savings of SIM, saved from pennies, nickles and dimes given her when she was hospitalized, and said she wanted to give it to help other little children who needed it. Janice had heard her parents read about the drive for infantile paralysis funds. And so Janice's contribution has* been added to those donations al- ' ready in the county chapter, according to A. M. Schanke, chairman of the local organization, who Monday signed a check for $484.62 to Mr. Skovgaard in payment for Janice's treatments. Asked if he didn't think 6 weeks a short time to recover from such a severe case of polio, Mr. Skovgaard replied that he was sure that it was because the case was taken care of at once that his daughter" had responded so quickly to treatment. "Even so the 6 weeks seemed like years to us," he said. fanners, farm-workers, domestic workers in private homes, em- ployes of non-profit organizations, and public employes, none of whom have social security insurance rights at the present time, have often expressed their desire for coverage. Requests of this type have been made more frequently during the past year than at any other time since the law was first enacted." Mr. Janes also commented on the board's recommendation to protect the social security insur- on which the "average monthly, wage" is figured, thus increasing payments generally. Inclusion of disability insurance and the formation of a system of insurance to 'prepay the costs of medical care were also among the major recommendations of the board. In explaining the recommendation for disability insurance the board reported to congress that an average of 7 million persons in the United States are sick or disabled on an average day and that the annual wage loss from these causes is from 3 to 4 billion dollars. The annual loss of time from work runs from to 3 1-3 million man years. Commissary Steward Visits' Rudd Sister Kudd--Dean H. Silver, permanent chief commissary steward who recently returned from th South Pacific, visited his sister Mrs. Robert Hoover, returning t Waterloo that evening, where h is spending a furlough with hi parents and other relatives. H has spent S years in govcrnmen service, in the tropics, 8 o£ them out of United States possessions He will report for further dut; on the east coast on the expira tion of his furlough. In 17D1, Robert Fulton devel oped the first workable submarin in Paris. which was important to the Japanese because it is astride highway No. 3, their last direct link ctwccu Baguio and Manila. A company of infantrymen, in surprise move cross-country, merged on the Manaog-Pozor- ubio road, near Malasia, late londay and set up a road block t the edge of the village. McKee's init reinforced the road block nth their heavy machine guns. At 10 p. m. the small American orce, lying in ambush, heard the umble ot horse-drawn caissons. ?he night was very black, and McKee waited until the head of he Japanese column was within 200 yards before opening fire. McKee heard the high-pitched scream ot dying horses and saw he whole enemy column sudden- y exposed by a blinding flash as ammunition carts exploded. The Japanese jumped from personnel carriers and fled into the brush, abandoning several field guns, including one 77 and two 105's. But at the rear of the column there was another tractor-drawn 105. Its crew opened fire at shorl range, killing the officer commanding the infantry company and his communications sergeant and wounding the first serge'ant. Instantly, 1st Lt. Pincus Pesso, 237 Brooklyn, a former taUor in Manhattan's garment d i s t r i c t , took command and, with Air Tech. Sgt. Lloyd Bell, of Oklahoma City, kept the line open. An ammunition truck loaded with 50-calibcr builds caught fire FINED $250 ON WEAPON CHARGE Eugene Simmons Pleads Guilty in Court Here Eugene Simmons pleaded guilty to a county attorney's information charging him with carrying concealed weapons before Judge W. P. Butler Monday in district court here and was fined $250 and costs. Simmons was arrested by police Oct. 27 in the rear of the J. C. Penney company store. County Attorney M. L. Mason represented the state at the hearing. SPEAKS ON CHINA Iowa Fails--Harry Paxtpn Howard of New York City will speak on the relations between the United States and China at a community meeting sponsored by the Iowa · Falls Forum group Thursday evening, Feb. 1^ according to ari announcement-by Mrs. F. N. Cole. INCOME TAX Service Bureau TED OLSON, Manager 213 First National Bank Bid*. Telephone 11KG FASHIONS for the KINDERGARTEN SET HEALTHY BOY AGAIN--At St. Catherine's hospital, East Chicago, Indiana, little Dick Berg enjoyed a tasty dinner in spite of being wrapped fn hot packs. A victim of infantile paralysis, the youngster received the best of modern care and treatment thanks to the annual campaign now taking place. Since this picture was taken, Dickie has been returned to his home in Highland and today is an active, healthy boy again, recovered from the crippling effects of infantile paralysis. Stressing the effectiveness and power o£ the army ordnance 3-inch gun motor carriage, M10 tank destroyer, vehicle performance reports from the European battlefront tell of one M10 which met 3 German Panther tanks on a (narrow hedge-bordered road and [knocked them all out unassisted. Even Swap I n d i a n a p o l i s , Ind., (U.R)--No doubt about it but what the Bill Evans family and h i s brother, Charles' think alike. For Christmas Bill and Charles exchanged gifts--each being a copy of Ernie Pyle's new book. Then their wives swapped presents--identical pink slips. BUTLER SPEAKS ON 4 FREEDOMS Addresses Men Club of Christian Church Judge W, P. Butler of the district court addressed the men's club of the First Christian church in the social hall of the church Monday evening, speaking on the 4 freedoms. The cause of the 4 freedoms is a challenge to everyone, the judge stated. He urged his listeners par- icularly of the importance of iuarding the freedoms of worship and of speech. R. E. Robertson took charge of .he meeting for a brief business session and called for a report by he nominating committee, headed by Ira Leaman. The report was accepted and he following elected officers of :he club: Don Healy, chairman; Shad Morgan, vice chairman, and Raleigh Birch, secretary-treasur- Following the program the men were served coffee and doughnuts Harry Russell was chairman of the entertainment committee charge. School in Nutrition for Telephone Girls Algona--A nutrition school for employes is being conducted here by the Bell Telephone company. Erma Lea Deal, chief operator, was sent by the company to Des Moines for an intensive instruction course of 2 weeks in'nutri- tion and she is now teaching the girls here. Three classes have been organized. They meet weekly for 6 weeks. o. Fruit Punch . . . gay colored backgrounds with fruit design print. Fitted basque waist, eyelet embroidery trim. Peter Pan collar, puff sleeves. Sizes 3 to 6'/ 2 years. ' 2.98 b. Plaid'Pleats ... in this tiny skirt with deep pleats all the way around. Bright assorted plaids. All wool with narrow suspenders over shoulders. Sizes 3 to 6 T /z years. 2.98 Fine Batiste blouse . . . dainty puffed sleeves. Just the thing for under jumpers and with skirts. Also lace edged collars. ,ln white only. Sizes.3 to 6V2 years. 2,98 Babyland, First Floor YOUNKERS FEDERAL AND FIRST STREET MASON CITY S. E.

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