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January 24, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE U Yon Do Not B*f«r» :M » . . Call H» «r *S9 CLEAR LAKE GLOBE-GAZETTE DEADLINES: U ». n. l» N«»i mat All « f. US. f«C Kill. NiWi Phone 23» or 259 'AND KGLO OFFICE 587 West Main St. $15,500 Now Raised for Purchase of Country v Club - Ward and Committee Now Assured Project to Become Reality ' C l e a r L a k e--Approximately $15,500. has been raised in cash and subscription toward the purchase of the Golf and Country | · club,.according to W. H. Ward, .finance ^chairman of the Community project which i\ being sponsored by the Clear Lake Chamber of-, Commerce. · The committee members, Ernest : Andersen, Dr. F. L; Knutson -and'Dr. K. W. Peterson, feel that this is a momentuous accomplishment considering that this large amount has beeu raised almost entirely through Mr. Ward's efforts alone. - Checks are being nude payable t0. the American lecion post, which oiranbatton will act as a boloihff agency tor the property which eventually will be. etven to I wed by veteran* of all -wars, assures the purchase of this "property. '.. . ;. -: · ' : ' , . : :In -commenting Mr. .Ward ex- I.plaini that 'the soundness of the I enterprise from a financial stand- 1 ppurt.:as'well.a» the wish "to do something, for the '.boy.* 1 ' are the 2 ;major factors for the -generous : bontribut^ons he has received. He stated that one donor whose con- I tributtpn ran into 4 .figures tsid, I 'I hjurnv almost ashamed to' think 1 how little.I am really giving. Word has/just come that a boy who usesd to work for me has been killed in action. He was a good boy--too good for the fate he met. He had as much right to a full life in this world as I had. But he has given all--and all he ever hoped ^J to have .ii gone, forever. We TM*|^M should be thankful that we have an opportunity to show, in a small [·way, our appreciation for the un| selfish service our boys and girla I are giving in this war and .the I all-out sacrifice they are offer- Ling. I am giving you the amount you asked for, if you need more come .back." .. . . -'. Another contributor, according Mr. Ward, stated that the pro- enterprise was la line with 'vhat the men and women in »«rv- ce, wanted In the way. of a me- aorial, according to » poll taken y a service paper. "They want ontethintr that will he of -valne to k» community and that vrUl have fair chance of being self snp- «rUn». And this U true of this "reject," he added. : ' 1; "Aside from the above mention- f-d reasons for such unprecedented upport is the- factv.that through he: carrying -dtij of. tills "-project Ive wIH be assured of a Che, pub- fic golf course and a place, unex- for meetings and conventions," h e stated. ' · · · . - ·"·'.Finns are now underway for a I gigantic drive to wind up the so- I Jdtations In the shortest possible according to the committee. rMany committees, covering the IJjntire community will soon be set STATE COMMANDER HEBE-Huso P. Sag fan, Dennlson, state ' glon, was to be » ruest of the regular roeeUne of the Stafford Post of the American Letfara, Clear Lake, Wednesday evening at the Lcdbn halt Supper wa» to be served at 7:30. All -members and vUitiag service men in Clear Lake, are invited to this meetinc aeeordlnc to announcement of Karl Haas. - to work.-Men and, women _ali!te, will ''put their shoulders to the wheel" and push this popular and worthy enterprise to an early completion. . Mr. Ward adds that this community is noted for its generousi- ty in the purchase of war bonds, in the support o{ the Red Cross and the USO. "Here we have the best of Americans. 1 know everyone of them will support this to the extent of his or her ability. They will not fail our boys and girls In service," he concluded. SCHOOL LAW IS TOPIC FOR CLUB Teacher Retirement Law Needed, Burns Says Clear Lake--"It is hard to convince lovrans that lowar does not rank among the highest- states of the Union with regard to schools and that Iowa does rank among the lowest," Supt. T. G. Burns pointed out to Wa-Tan-Ye members at the dinner meeting Monday evening at June and Johnnys. 4 The schools of Iowa are supported all but 1,4 per cent tax from local property tax and it vould be so much easier,if funds were obtained in the same manner that our roads are maintained, through an. invisible tax like the sales or use taxes, he pointed out. The 4 principles far which a revision in the Iowa school Uws are hinged are: Equal education opportunity, equal education responsibility at .'State aid, good teachers that can only be obtained throafh higher wage scale, and keeping of the control of schools locally. :· :*' A school teacher retirement bill of some form,'-such as there is in 38 states'of the Union is another goal for,'Which educational leaders are working. As the teachers are not included in the social security T laws ot the nation, the revision, now is. asking a $40 per month : maximum for. .teachers when they reach 'the age of GO years or earlier if they are unable to teach because physical deformities or sickness. In the past 33 per cent of the teachers have gone outside of the state to teach' because of higher wage scale. Such a retirement fund would cost the state $350,000 per year, the teacher and the local boards of the state an equal amount. Michaels Sells Garage to Sam Rosen Clear Lake--The garage on State street operated by Arthur Michaels has. been sold to Sam Rosen, Mason City, and it will be known as the Rosen Chevrolet. The new 'owner took possession this week and G. W. (Tom) Atkins will be manager of the business. Mr. Atkins lived in Clear Lake in 1B42 and 1943 at which .time he was associated with toe ; General - Motors. .with - headquarters-here." Ha has rented a house at 308 North Second street and plans to move his family here from Bes Moines March 1. Mr. Atkins received a medical discharge from the navy on Nov. 19. All kinds of repair work will be done here by expert mechanics. Mrs. Burns was also a guest of the club. The next meeting on Feb. 5 \vill be at June and Johnnys, with Lin. da Herreman as hostess, assisted by Mrs. Bertram Morse. CAPT. GEO. H. PUNKLEBERG WORD RECEIVED FROM PRISONER Stuarts Learn Son-in- Law in Torem, Poland Clear Lake -- Two letters have- been received from Capt. George H. Dunkleberg, from his prison camp at Oflag 64, Germany, by his wife,' Mrs. Dorothy Dunkleberg, at her home at Clemson, S, Car., according to word received here by his parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Stuart, South 2nd street. ' - . · In a telephone call from Mrg. Dunkleberg to her parents Monday evening she was hopeful that Capt. Dunkleberg might be liberated as the advancing Russian army took the town of. Torem, Poland,.,where camp 64 was located, but according to news reports Tuesday, the International Hed Cross announced that it was possible that- prisoners ot this camp, as. well as other prison camps of Americans in Poland, were moved back into Germany 2 weeks before Russians advanced to this point. In Capt. Donkleberz's letters be Martin Visited Buddies of Brother, Now Prisoner Laker Finishes Overseas Work With American . Field Service Clear Lake -- Charles "Buck" Martin spent several days in Clear Lake with his mother, Mrs. Cecil Martin, 400 North Fourth'street, before returning Tuesday to New York City where he will go into 'defense work with the Arma corporation, makers of precision instruments for the navy. · He · recently returned from 16 months spent, overseas with the American Field Service in Italy and France, and has many harrowing experiences to relate; The boys in this outfit are made up ; of American volunteers who are unable to get into the U. S; armed services, and because.of health conditions or age, and are used as ambulance drivers. He was at- Italy 6 and to the Frencrflirmy CHARLES "BUCK" MARTIN while in France. He worked with* Clear Lake Brief4 Acid Indigestion " K^b»)^lii S^i^i^te sv ^^3£ «^w s^i^M«L»d WTj» aam itoawfe dd cmae* D»ttf«L nffont- ^fm^tcm^f^t^tmttbaiLMnvutir to H b* taifei* mcur tuck. sSt. LAKE JPNIOR HIGH DOWNS VENTURA, 18-8^ Clear Lake--The Junior high school basketball team played Ventura junior high Monday night defeating them 18 to 0. Donald 'Nelson was the high scorer with 10 points and Ackerman and Tieman of Ventura each scored 4 points. : · · · · : · Notfe*--U. S. W--More quilts are needed/Have S in. wool blocks ready for further notice, tifi*. Everett pansah who spent Tuesday to Clear. Lake with her sister, Mrs. Jerald Jensen, West Main street,' received, a ·-telegram from the war department here informing her that her husband, S./Sgt, Everett Hansen, Is missing in .action ,.!n Luxembourg ';since Dec., 18.. He had a : .furlough; in June) 1944, and at that time .was married to Miss'Lpis M. Anderson of Ventura at the Zio'n Lutheran church in Clear Lake. Mrs. Hanson is now employed at the hemp plant at Emery. For sale: Black Chesterfield coat, size 14, almost new. 403 N. Oak. ' . Mrs. C. B. Stenerwald, north, of Ventura, underwent a major operation at the Mason City hospital Tuesday and was reported to be quite ill. Mrs. Don Kueter, who makes her home,with her mother, Mrs. Will Paul, West Division, street, underwent an appendectomy at incessantly spoke of food that he wished his wife would send him, He suggested. that she send him some syrup, diced apricots and peaches, nut meats, powdered bananas, and suggested that she experiment to see if she could make some dehydrated sweet potatoes, as he would like some of them. He stated-that he was healthy and that he and his buddy, an- allied armies wearing the uniform of the army to which he was attached. . Be landed in Algiers, Africa, in Anrust, 19*3, joined his company In Cairo, Egypt, and went to Italy, seeing rowed service at Casslno. first with the New Zealanders and later with the Polish army when they finally took It. The Saniro river battle was one of the other engagements in which he saw service. The casualties were heavy there, including some of 'he men la the American Field Service. They advanced'up through Italy to Borne in a' few dayi and was stationed near Florence.for some time. ' ' \ , Near the. end of July, 1944, he and several others went to Oran, Africa, to join up with the French army unit. They landed in southern France and then · worked with the 1st French army. He worked at Riviera and in October hitch-hiked by air to England, where he had hopes of seeing his brother, Flight Officer Roy,B, Martin, Jr., who he thought was stationed in England, While looking for his brother's outfit, he inquired of a lot of the American airborne soldiers as to the whereabouts of his brother and finally ran on to a chap who knew him. He said that lie had been in the glider just back of young Martin over Holland and had seen hii glider go down. This was the first news that Buck had received intimating 'that Junior was missing. did not care as he had accomplished what he set out to do. Shortly afterwards he received an honorable discharge from the Field Service and returned to America. While visiting 'Paris he met Sally Elting in Rainbow Corners Red Cross club, who at one time was lash ion-editor of the Ladies Home Journal. Sjhe wrote home for him Jhat time keeping his mother posted:on his whereabouts. Speaking of local boys he saw in Europe he mentioned seeing Bob Clausen In France, Virgil Wright in England, Tommy LInd In Algiers and Naples, Doug Swale and Izzie Tamres of Mason City in Algiers. Then when he boarded WE boat for the return trip he met Roger Davis of the U. S. navy of Clear Lake who was returning' to the U.S.A. Young Martin Is giving up the service. The pay for boys In thq American Field Service is only $20 per month, baroly enough for entertainment. There are men with wooden legs, with one arm and others lame from infantile paralysis, some blind in one eye and some others past the dra£t age who are serving in this capacity. A lieutenant colonel who had been retired from army service in U. S. is now, serving in the Field Service. Methodist Circles Will Study American Indians Clear Lake--Mrs. \V. M. Hubbard, secretary o£ missionary education for the Woman's Society of Christian service o£ the First Methodist .church, announces that a study of Indian Americans will begin at the circle meetings this week Friday. The purpose Is to discover the needs of the Indian people in the 'United States and how the churches may help them in becoming effective Christian citizens. It is planned that 3 months will be given to this study. Next fall a similar study on the work of the Methodist church in southeast Asia will be held. The discussion Iqaders for the various circles this month are Mrs. Arthur Hammond, Mrs. John Roseland, Mrs. Carrie Watts, Mrs. C. E. Melcher, Mrs. Ralph Taylor and Mrs. E. L. Yeager. Mrs. Arthur Hammond for circle 1, at Mrs. P. D. Leith home, 808 S. 3rd; Mrs. John Hoseland for circle 2 at Mis. M. A. Hintzman home, North 5th street; Mrs. Carrie Watts for circle 3 at the Mrs. C. E. Ferson home, 112 South St.; Mrs. C. E. Melcher for circle 4 at the home of Mrs. Clair Davis, North Shore; Mrs. Ralph Taylor for circle 5 at the Mrs. Paul Miller home, 106 Bell St.; and. Mrs. E .L. Yeager for circle 6 at the Mrs. John Kopecky homo, 324 East Main street. Members of Circle 3 will have a dessert luncheon at 1:30 and members ore to bring articles to sell at that time. GLINE OPA HEAD TO VISIT LAKE Chamber of Commerce Meets Friday Evening Clear Lake--Walter Cline, Des Moines, state director of the Office of Price Administration, will be a guest of the Chamber of Commerce Friday evening at the dinner at 6:30 o'clock at the Witke cafe. The program is being presented by the Clear Lake ration board and a -fine program IB assured. A one act humorous skit will be presented by the members o£ the local board and a few other local persons. The setting is a ration board, E-Z 1, located at Tinkerville, a small village in an Isolated county. It is prepared for a humorous program with the exaggerated impersonations of the ration board, its personnel and applicants. E. R. Boyle will act as master of, ceremonies. Women members of the club are sponsoring the meeting and selling tickets for the dinner. Lake "B" Team to Enter Tournament Clear Lake--The Clear Lake "B" team, will enter the Cerro Gordo county basketball tournament meeting Thornton Wednesday at 7 o'clock at the Hoosevelt stadium at Mason City, having drawn a bye for the 1st round. The winner of this game meets the winner of the Plymouth-Mason City sophomore game. Others com- psting in the boys' tournament are Rock Falls, Ventura, St. Joe of Mason City, Rockwell, Swaledale and IVIeservey. Games will be played Friday at Ventura and finals will be played Saturday at Mason City. A girls' tournament s being held in connection with it File Proposal to Raise Base of Income Tax Des Moines, (A 5 )--A 'proposal to raise by $2,000 the gross Income figure ussd as a base for filing state income tax returns was filed in the Iowa senate Wednesday*by Senator Edward C. Schluter (R.- other officer from, his infantry division, had played golf and volleyball recently. Mrs. Stuart states .that a very good article on this prison camp for officers of only infantry divisions appeared in the January issue of the Cosmopolitan. f-Capt;: punklebersrfson'-.of Mr; and Mrs. Ray Dunkleberg. of Rockford, Iowa, was reported missing in action in Holland on Sept. 17 and they received the word on Oct. 10. On Nov. 11 they received word that he had been reported a prisoner pf war of the Germans. ; Paul Durrell Classic the Mason City hospital on Jan. 17 and is improving nicely. Her husband is in Germany near Metz and has been overseas one year. Fint Lt. Jim Fanl Is now pilot ol a bomber for the gunnery school at Laredo, Texas, after having served overseas for some time. Every pupil standard tests as issued by the University, of Iowa were He worked furiously within the next few days trying to find the trail of his brother and where his brother's buddies were encamped. He finally visited Junior's camp and checked all of the records and was convinced that Junior was taken a prisoner of the Ger- maris. or that he was finding his own way back to the American lines. Since that time the Martins have learned that Junior is a prisoner of the Germans at camp No. 1 at. Stag Luft on the Baltic sea. While in London at Kainbow Corners, the largest Hed Cross club in England, Buck visited with Lady Cavendish, the former Adele Astaire, who wrote a letter to his mother in Clear Lake telling Buck's whereabouts and the late news he had concerning his brother. Upon his return, to his own Field Service company in France, he realized he was AWOL, so gave himself up. He was given 30 days in the army prison camp and dur- BIBLE STUDY CLASS TO OPEN MONDAY EVE Clear Lake--Mrs. Arthur Hammond, superintendent of children's division of the First Methodist church, announces that a study class baspd on "The Use o£ the Bible in Church and »Ho'me" will begin next Monday evening at 7:30 at the Methodist parsonage with Mrs. W. M. Hubbard -as leader. This is open to Sunday school teachers and parents. The class will continue for 5 Mohdaj evenings and if students desire they may qualify ror credit on the inter-denomlnntional basis or they may simply share in the discussions and reading plans. Visitors are welcome. Plan Mrs. Ben Daker Rites Monday at 2 Clear Lake--Funeral services for Mrs. Ben Daker who died in Whlttier, Cal., will be held in Clear Lake Monday at 2 p. m. at the Congregational church witl the Rev. Verne Spindell officiating, assisted by the Rev. C. W Hicks, according . to announce ments received -here. .Ward fu i\eral directors are to be in charge ing that time, he stated, did have Tuesday and 8.95 Favorite lines in your casual dress... . . the one you wear wherever you go. It's tops for the office . . ." travels with' out a care. You'll enjoy its fine. tailoring, expert detail. Rayon Crepe in colors that will take you gaily into spring. Illuitrated .. , rayon crepe short sleeved classic, stud buttons, self belt, gored skirt: Coral, aqua, black or blue. Sizes 12 .to 20. 8.95 --Dresses, First Floor YOUNKERS KDERAL AND FIRST STREET S. E. MASON CITY terr^fo-od:but.othec-thanthat, on Feb. 5. LIBRARY READING CLUB HOLDS MEETING Clear Lake--Mrs. Otto B. Peterson, 204 East Main street, entertained the Library Reading club Monday afternoon. Mrs. L. J. Kutschara presented a lesson an Czecho-SIovakia and Mrs. P. D. Leith presented a lesson on Yugoslavia. Mrs. Lee Erickson placed the national anthems of those 2 countries. The next meeting will be at the Mrs. A. H. Runcie home IOWA IMSnGBATION TOPIC FOR FRISCILLA CLUB Clear Lake--Friscilla club met at the home of Mrs. W. F. Collins, Tuesday afternoon studying "Iowa Immigration," as conducted by Mrs. Grace Fisk in the absence of Mrs. Joe Palmer. Mrs. L. W. Sherman presented an article on the "Early Settlers of Iowa," and "It All Depends on Ho^v You Take It." The members reminisced on the migration of their parents to Iowa. Songs of Iowa were sung, led by Mrs. W. F. Ostrander. Clarence). Principal purpose of the change would be-to eliminate the filing of returns by many persons who owe no tax. There would be no change In the net income base. At present married men with a gross income of $3,000 or more nnd a net income of $1,500 or more, nd single persons with a gross in- ome of §3,000 or more and a net ncome of at least $1,000 must file eturns. Schjuter's proposal, would alse the gross income figures from $3,000 to $5,000. "I favor this increase to avoid laving so many returns come in Without any revenue," he said. 'All they do is create additional expense for filing and auditing." Many persons have sizeable gross incomes, but do not need to pay a state income tax because their net earnings are low or they have several dependents .or other exemp- . tions. ", ' Meanwhile, the widely publicized series of 20 bills to revise the state's school system and provide state aid made their first appearance in the legislature when they were introduced in the house by' Rep. Ibert Steinberg (R.-Ames), GIEL SCOUT COUNCIL PLANS .DINNEB-. '·'· ""-':" ' ''''"- T : Clear Lake--The Girl Scout council met at the Mrg. T. G. Burns home Tuesday evening and plans were made for a pot luck supper to be held on Feb. 27 with leaders and troop committees assisting. . Norman Angell, English economist, was born Ralph Norman Angell Lane. PitE$ Annual commerce through the port of Seattle has increased 400 per cent since the. port district was organized in 19111 ITCHING IRRITATION Don't luff.r hopel«ilyl Rtllov.tfic cumins Itehywwntu u minyolh*r do--with :ooth!nj, wittily known INOL, 8th grades here Wednesday. . -1/5 Tom TVood of the field artillery is now stationed at Oahu, Hawaii, according to word re T ceived Tuesday by his wife, West Main street. He stated that he had a .24. hour pass recently and spent the time with Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Winnie, former Clear Lake residents. 3Irs. R. G. Ingersoll spent Monday and Tuesday at Oakdale with her daughter-in-law, .Mrs. Robert Ingersoll, -who is in the sanatorium there. Mrs. Forde Lee assisted in the flower shop during her absence. John Ellasen has purchased the cottage north of June and Johnnys from Elwin Valley and will move it through the block to a lot which they own. Mr. Eliasen plans to remodel it and rent this place. Pfc. John Hayes of the- U. S. marines is now stationed in the Russell Islands in the south Pacific, according to recent word received by friends from his wife. Mrs. TV. M. Hnbbard will spend from Thursday to Saturday in Chicago as one of the 'leader? in the North Central Jurisdiction conference for leaders of Methodist 'Summer Agencies within the jurisdiction. Mrs. Hubbard will be in charge of the discussion and plans for laboratory schools as a means of- training teachers and workers with .children and youth. Todo marcha perfectamente... Have a Coke (EVERYTHING'S COIN 1 O._K.) Clear Lake Calendar Thursday--Rotary club, I. O. O. F. hall, 12:15. O. N. O; club, Mrs. Keith Jacobson at Harry Doyle home. . Royal Neighbors Camp--Potluck for families, I. O. O. F. hall. Lake View club, Mrs. Earl Lambert home, guest day and bazar. Eager Beaver club, 7 p. m. dinner, Mrs. Edwin Callanan home. AQ Chapter of TTT, Mrs. Henry. Volstad home. 617 N. 5th street. Girl Scout troop 1, Junior high, 4:15. Lake No. 2 follow-up meeting, Mrs. Walter Tesene home. Loyal Queens 4-H club, June and Virginia Ashland, south o£ town. Red Cross work on surgical dressing, 1:30 p. m., rest room. ... or enjoying a friendly pause in Mexico In the famed Xochinailco gardens near Mexico City, the pause that refreshes with ice-cold Coca-Cola is an old established custom; When the visiting Yank says, Have a Coke, he's welcomed as a. good neighbor by new friends, young or old. Across the border, as in your own living room, Coca-Cola stands foe a refreshing interlude, a symbol of good will wherever it is served; 1OTUEO UNPtt A U T H O R I T Y OF THE C O C A - C O L A COMPANY 1Y MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY Coke= Coca-Cola. It's natural for popular nam« to acquire friendly abbreviations. That's why you hear Coca-Cola called Coke* 1-1 SOUTH FEDERAL PHONE 1888

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