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January 23, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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12 TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Farm Living Standards ! Still Same The farm family living outlook points to conditions for Io\Vatis in ' 1945 not differing much from 1944. Clothing probably will mark the shortage felt greatest by farm families. Foods expected to be below the pre-war average include canned fruits, fats and oils, butter, cheese and sugar. Extension of rural electrification in Iowa has created a lot of wishful thinkers for all kinds of electrical equipment, but not nearly all of them can hope to be satisfied in 1945. Sizing up the domestic side of farm operations for tbe year ahead has been performed for the new Issue of the Iowa Farm Eeon- BROOD SOWS NEED MORGAIN PIG MEAL omist, issued by Iowa State college. Raw wool and cotton materials are plentiful. The reason that farm homemakers see so little cotton yardage and so few garments in the store is that war production has used the facilities of the mills for weaving and factories for making garments, for war needs. The pinch on some foods is not true for all. Civilian supplies of edibles are forecast to be be at least 1 per cent above the pre-war 1935-39 average. Contrasted to the canned fruits, more bananas, pineapples and other fruits now can be brought in, due to shipping improvements. Despite some Increase in metal supplies, equipment production for the 1945 market will fall far short of demand. However, more metal has been apportioned for cooking appliances. Comparatively little furniture will be made, because of the extreme shortage of lumber and labor. Building activity became even more restricted for 1945 than it had been. Annual expenditures on any one farm cannot exceed $1,000 and only §200 can be used for construction on any one house. Family labor, farm produced materials or used equipment and fixtures are outside the 5200 expenditure limit, however, so give some added leeway. The first American theater was opened ill Charleston, S. Car., in 1736. ' . . NOKIKTEftTariBAQ SALVE FOR ANTE MASTITIS U.S.niy.1 NII'MII ot Agriculture reom- ·Mnda a cmpbanud olntount n fmcUlta* mitmtm In cue* of acatm m*00m. UM BEEBE NOUK TEAT AND BAG SALVE. It Contains A Balance of PROTEINS VITAMINS MINERALS It Is ' igj 'A SUPPLEMENT to balance HOMEGROWN GRAINS See- Your Local Mor-Gain Dealer NORTHWESTERN Distributing Co. Inc. MASON CITY t IOWA NOKIK. TEAT AND BAG SALVE l» nw. fal in acvta mwtltla, and alao u ftn Mid til nhMi * r ** OD * Bt °* "gMrtdal cnt» »nj OSCO DKUG STORE Highest Prices Hides and Furs WOLF BROS. INC. 308 5th S. W. Countryside By Albert and Susan Eisele Bine Earth, Minnesota W HAT IS THE SOUTH WIND?--This is another of those cold days when the whole world seems to be combed by a fierce south wind. A cold south wind is- really a para'dox But after all, an icy wind blows from" the north'for a day or two, then a cold wind comes from the south, but the south wind is really nothing more* than the north wind on its way back. * * * The youngest boy got his head out of the geography long enough to ask, "How did iron get into the ground?" We didn't want to tell him that men shot a lot of it into the ground, but we did remind him of that time, not so many years ago, when he took a hammer and pounded 15 cents worth of new 10-penny nails into the ground in front of the garage. Watch Your Step It Is always easier to start the fire In the kitchen stove in the winter than in summer. The reason Is that in the winter we take a shovelful of live coals from the heater and carry it out to. the kitchen. The live coals set the kitchen fire going in a hurry, but don't yon always have that dreadful feeling that you'll sturVi- ble and spill the live coals all over the new linoleum? * TjC # We know that there is, in the field .of art, such a thing as a linoleum cut. We don't .know much about it. But once when Susan was sick and we were making pancakes something went wrong and a hot stove lid fell to the floor. Worst o f ( all, it fell bottom side up, and by the time we got it back to the stove the linoleum had a black eye. With a razor blade we cut out a square of linoleum and fitted in a new patch from some extra material that we had. It never did wear very well. No Head for Puzzles Speaking of fitting pieces, reminds us that we had little more HORSES WANTED for KILLING PURPOSES That Are Old, Blind, Lame or With Other Blemishes. HIGH PRICES PAID A. G. JORDAN 116 So. St-SSOW-Clear Lake Phone Barn 3758, Mason City LIVESTOCK AUCTION Wed., Jan. 24,1945,1 p. m. 550 -- HEAD OF LIVESTOCK -- 550 300 HEAD OF CATTLE--IS head of Shorthorn steers, wt. 550 Ibs.; ZO head of thin heifers, wt. GOO Ibs.: 15 head Shorthorn steers, wt. 7oO IDS,; 10 head of good Holstein springing cows and heifers, breeding bulls, cows and'.heifers with calves at side, veal calves and a large run of butcher stock. MR. FARMER: If you have good springer cows or heifers have them In for our sale this week as we will have out of state cowl buyers that will pay good prices for the good kind. Please have your livestock in early. All consignments receive personal attention. 150 HEAD OF HOGS---Good native feeding pigs of all weights, most of which are long time vaccinated. Brood sows, breeding boars and fat hogs. 100 HEAD OF SHEEP--Bred ewes, open ewes, bucks, fat lambs and feeding Iambs. Forest City Auction Co. Merle C. Hill, Manager, Phone 461 -- Sale Barn Phone Green 315 PUBLIC SALE The following described personal property will be sold at public auction at the farm located one-half mile north, one mile east, then one-half mile north of the Crystal Sugar Factory, on Thursday, Jan. 25 Sale starts at 1 -.00 o'clock p. m. 50. HEAD OF LIVESTOCK. 50 30 Holstein milk cows, 15 ore milking now, others to freshen soon. These are all young cows; 10 two-year old Holstein heifers; 6 one-year old Holstein heifers; 4 Holstein winter calves, ail Bangs and T. B. tested. MACHINERY 1 DeLaval double unit milking machine with pump and 1 Vz horse power General Electric motor; 1 Pine Tree double unit; 1 I. H. C. hay loader, new; John Deere grain binder, 10 foot, in good shape; Galloway cream separator, 850 Ibs., with motor, and DeLaval No. 17 cream separator. HAY AND GRAIN 800 bales alfalfa hay; 1,000 bu. oats and 20 feet corn silage. TERMS:--Cash or make arrangements with the clerk before date of sale. No property to be removed until settled for. Glenn Menscn, Owner JACK DORSEY, Auctioneer FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Mason City, Clerk han failed our columns off last veek than August Erickson, edi- OT of the Springfield Advance- ^ress, dropped us a card saying lat the "Dad's Puzzler" was easy, le said that the 9 blocks of wood ere^ supposed to represent beds nd that any housewife could olve the puzzle, otherwise how ould she move the furniture around the way she does? We sup- ose that even the Old Woman Vho Lived in a Shoe, with all her children, could have moved 50 eds around in such a manner as o cover every bit of space. Mr. Srickson adds that if we do not olve the puzzle inside a month, o let him know and he will show .s.. ' In less than a month, if we on't solve it, we'll he a ravin? maniac. * * * An Engine Is Different The steady cold weather of the ast week takes a lot of coal. We emember one winter when visit- ng an uncle in Indiana and we ad to change trains in Terre Haute. While waiting around at he depot we watched a train be- ng made up and we walked up o the engine. The fireman was hoveling in coal. He put in 1, 2, 3 shovelfuls, and then kept on hoveling. We didn't count the shovelfuls, thinking always that ie would stop. But he just shoveled and shoveled and slioveled. ?he engineer, who was in his cab, didn't seem to think anything about it, but we. thought that the irebox must have dropped out of he engine. We don't know how arge a locomotive's firebox is, but t must hold as much as our coal bin. * * * Will Mr. and Mrs. O. B. of Minneapolis, Minn., send us their address? We do not have it on file and we wish to acknowledge their Christmas card. ^5 * £ Sack to First Love We read lately that 2 large concerns, who have been for several years doing most of their adver- :ising by radio and sponsoring several of the foremost radio programs,, will abandon most of this ype of advertising and go back o advertising by newspaper. How much of this is accident, we do not know, nor to what ex- ent the tendency will grow, we do know, however, that radio audiences are not what they used o be, on account of the scarcity if batteries. In this household, at he present tune, we are without radio reception because we cannot get a new battery. You think you can't do without a radio, but vhen you have to somehow it is soon forgotten. You go back to reading your paper with more in- erest and loyalty. And unless the aper shortage gets too acute, you mow there will be little danger f missing out on your favojite unny strip, or your continued story, or your, grocer's or druggist's or clothier's bargain, or the war news or whatever it is'that you want to read about. Maybe these concerns realize hat, too. * * * After all, the argument toils lown to this: Do you read better ihan yon hear? Or, do you hear letter than you read? Which is the more influential organ, the eye or the ear? * * * Luck vs. Sense We haven't had much snow yet this winter, but the other day we drove over a strange stretch o: road near the Iowa line. After gong a mile or two through woo dec country, we came to open country again, and ahead of us the mile of road looked fairly passable, although it was a little traveled road. We drove along for a little while and then realized that it was quite badly drifted, but we couldn't turn back. If we go stuck, it would be too bad. The snow was soft and the day cold But finally we made it. Such long, scary mile! As we got to t ^ . end of the mile, we met a man with a team and plow. He lookec incredulous. -"Did you get through there?" he asked. "Just did ant that was all," we said. "Well, I'l be darned! That mile ain't been drove over all winter. I was jus going to try to clear it up so thi teacher could get through thi: way. A man wouldn't havt tackled it, lady, that's all!" And away he went, shaking his head and smiling to himself, as much as to say, "Just like a woman 1 " * * s No matter how remote the roa over which one travels, there i always about a road the elemen of uncertainty and excitement One has but to travel only a shor way to find this out. As we drov home from our stretch of driflei road, it was getting close to tim for school to dismiss. We sav ahead of us, in almost everj driveway, the figure of a dog o dogs, silhouetted against th sullen sun, waiting anxiously fo their young masters or mistresse to appear. How long, how very long must a day be to a waiting pet! Your Neighbors in the KHAKI AND BLUE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * . ! = * * . * * * i - -"' NIMH ii ' What They Are Doing PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN-Arthur O. Stageberg, credit manager at th,e International Harvester company here before entering the service, was promoted to the rank of captain.on Nov. 1. He is now somewhere in Belgium and writes that he is well and well situated there. Capt. Stageberg is serving with the 9th air force. AWARDED PURPLE HEART-The purple heart decoration awarded to Efc. Mcarl W. Schrix-er, who was wounded in action in France last Nov. 24, has been received here by his mother, Mrs. Mary Schriver, 505 Washington S. W. Pfc. Schriver is now in a hospital in England. A letter written by Pfc. Schriver stated that he bad been injured in the left side and .hip. He has been overseas 16 months and was in a tank destroyer battalion with Paiton's 3rd army. Last fall in England he had met his brother, Wilford. who went overseas about a year ago, and is now in Germany. --V-- She Backs 'Em Up Gary, Ind., OJ.R)--Mrs. Anna Parks said she had a number of reasons for selling personally $7,000 in war bonds and stamps. Enumerating, she said that she was the mother of a 19 year old discharged army veteran; that she has 3 brothers now serving in the armed forces; one brother killed in action; a nephew in the navy, and a brother-in-law recuperating in an army hospital. GETS ADVANCED RATING-Charles L. Barr, son of M. L. Barr, 23/. 1st S. E., has been rated chief radio mate on board his ship in the south Pacific, and writes that he now feels like a "normal person again wearing an honest-to-goodness shirt and tic." Barr entered the service before Pearl Harbor. y Whereabouts Pvt, Arthur E. Ackley, who en tered the service this month, · i now stationed with the armorec division at Fort Knox, Ky. He i the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison J_. Ackley, Marble Rock. His wif lives at Rockford. Cpl. Vincent C. Campbell ha returned to Brook hospital Fort Sam Houston, Tex., fo further treatment after a month 1 furlough spent at the home of hi parents, Mr. and Mrs. James V Campbell, 319 1st S. E. Cpl. Camp bell came back from overseas las November and has been at th Brook hospital since. Before en tering the service he was em ployed in the office of the P. G E. here. Pvt. Hanlord Creckmur. ivh was home 'on a 4 day furlough has relumed to Fort Georg Meade, Md. He is the son of M and Mrs. O. O. Creekmur, 200 Wilson S. W. lUilcs J. Mnrphy, son of Sir. an Mrs. F. jr. Murphy, 316 14th N. W has been promoted from the ran o£ 2nd lieutenant to first iieuten ant, according to word receive here. Lt. Murphy is a pilot wit the air transport command North Africa and has been over seas since last July. y Until 1692, every teacher a Harvard college was also a Fe low of the Corporation. f YVUXIAM J. HUGHES, JK. --Corpora] j MAJ. DEXTER HOME FRQM ASIA--LT. COL. DEXTER STILL IN S. AMERICA--Maj Dexter K. Baumgardner (left) of the Flying Wall squadron, 14th air force, China, sometimes known as the Flying Dragons, has returned to his'home in Mason City after 21 nonths of combat flying in* " rie India-China-Burma thea- er of war. Maj. Baumgardner arrived in liami, Fla., via a B-29 bomber, "'wenty-one months ago he had eft that field piloting a bomber o China by way of South Amerca, the Ascension islands and the frica Gold Coast. The 23 year old major, tall, ronzed and quiet, has completed more than 100 missions and has ,500 combat flying hours in the ir. He refuses to tell how many ap planes he has accounted for. However, he has been awarded lie air medal with several oak eaf clusters, the distinguished .ying cross and the coveted silver tar for outstanding gallantry in ction. It has been learned that he was warded the silver star when he and another pilot were the only 2 o get their planes off the ground vhen their field was bombed by aps. In the ensuing dog fight Maj. Baumgardner accounted for 2 eros and 2 bombers. Incidentally, t was his first combat fight and or this he received the silver star medal. Asked how he. felt when he strafed a marching column of Japs, a ship or an air base, Maj. Baum- ;ardner replied reticently, "My jest pal, Norman Finton, died in a Jap prison camp after Bataan s did also Capt. Larry Meade. If in any -way I have evened the core for them, I am satisfied." Maj. Baumgardner will go to he redistribution base at Santa Aria, Cal., for reassignment. Lt. Col. Bruce Baumgardner, lis brother, is chief of the air mis- ion and attache to Bolivia, South America. He has been there the past 3 years. The Misses Duva and Maida Jaumgardner have been spending ;heir vacations at their home in Wason City to coincide with their } r o t li e r, Maj. Baumgardner's eave. Duva is script writer and in charge of radio production in the public relations office at the Miami air base. Maida Is employee at the same field in the intelligence office. --V-- MoIHAI Z/C ROY FRELUND BACK TO DUTY--Roy 'W. Freland, MoJEH Z/C, left Sunday for Norfolk, Va., for further assignment' after spending a 30 day leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Frc- lund, 326 25th S. W. He arrived in Mason City in time to spend the Christmas holidays at home. Mr. Frelund enlisted in the navy Dec. 10, 1942, and has had 12 months' overseas duty aboard an LST. He took part in the invasion on D-day and was wounded in action when his ship was sunk. He was hospitalized in England for one month and after his recovery was re-assigned to another LST in overseas service, taking part in several major engagements. HIoMM 2/C Frelund is a graduate of the Mason City high school, class of 1942. He has 3 brothers in the service: Mclvin, S 1/C, and Paul, EM 2/C, both aboard ship somewhere in the Pacific theater, and Pvt. Sclmer Frelund with the army air force, now stationed at Luke Field, Arizona. EDWARD T. HUGHES --Bo's'n Slate l/o ONE SON ON ATLANTIC AND ONE IN INDIA--Edward I T. Hughes on board ship somewhere in the Atlantic has! just been advanced to the rating of boatswain's mate 1/61 and his brother, William J.'Hughes, Jr., has just arrived in India. William is a high speed operator in the signSl corps and has been in the service since the summer 'of 1942. I Edward joined the navy in March, 1941. They are .the sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hughes, 1516 Delaware S. Ei --V-- --V-Play to Sell-Out Audiences, Writes School Band Director Cpl. Lee Chrisman on Tour in England Impressed by Country ; u,.:s' "England with its many interesting places has impressed me , ;' very much," wrote Cpl. Lee Chris- "~ man, in England on tour with the army air force band since December. "Our concerts have certainly been well received and so far we have played to none but sell-out audiences," the Mason City school band director, stating that they had just played at Bristol. ; ."We spent a day at Stratford- on-Avon and found it a beautiful place. We were guests of the lord mayor at tea and also visited Shakespeare's birthplace, theater, the church in which he is buried, Ann Hathaway's cottage and numerous other places in the town," he wrote. . }' L A band from the RAF was sent. to tour the states in exchange' for the AAF band sent to England in December on a 3 or 4 months tour. --V--- Pfc. Brown Home From 21 Months Overseas Service CPL. LEE CHRISMAN LT. JAMES W. MARTIN --Receiving. DF Cross Lt. Martin on Way Home From Italy Lt. James W. Martin, who has been stationed in Italy the past year, has completed 50 missions and is on his way home, according to word received here. He has been awarded the air medal with oak leaf clusters and the distinguished flying cross. His brother, T/Sgt. Lawrence T. Martin, is still in the Pacific, Pfc. Vern J. Brown, son oJ Mrs. S. E. Brown, 507 Massachusetts N. E., has been home on a 21 day furlough after having served 21 months overseas in Australia and New Guinea. Pfc. Bro'wn served as 2nd gunner with the anti tank guns and had seen plenty of action, it was reported. He has been in the service since July, 1942. After his visit here and with his sister and brother's families at Fort Dodge, he was to report to Hot Springs, Ark., for reassignment. where he now has direction ol the 6th divisional band with the 4th marine regiment. Another brother, Robert E. Martin, is communications officer at Fort Emory detachment landing craft school at San Diego, Cal. The 3 servicemen are the sons o£ Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Martin, 509 Jefferson N. W. --v-The. first endowed chairs at Harvard college--the Hollis Professorship of Divinity and the Hollis Professorship of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy- were established in 1721 and 1727 , respectively. , : '

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