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March 10, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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2 Flyers Tell Experiences in Berlin Battle (Great sky battles are many things to many men in them, and perhaps this account by Staff Sgts. Edward E. Huffman and Reuben I. Lehto is typical. Huffman is tail gunner on "Little Girl No. 2." The Berlin battle Wednesday was his 12th mission. He it 29 and is from Indianapolis. Lehto is radio r u n n e r on the came ship and was on his 13th minion Wednesday. He is 22 and from Iron wood. Mich. Here is their story in their own words.) \ By S. SGTS EDWARD E. HUFFMAN AND EEUBEN I. LEHTO (Told to the Associated Press) A Bomber Base in Britain, (IP) --It was twice as rough as Regensburg and that was supped to be rough. You don't liavc much time to think about it until it's all over and then you get the shakes and that butterfly feeling in your stomach. Far out along the way, our escort sot into so many dogfights that some ol them had to turn off before they used up all their gas. Most ot the attacks were from head-on or aimed at our tail. Enemy fighters, mostly ME-109's and FW-190's would charge us ·ingle file, in a line o£ 14 or 15 at a time. One string o£ them - would roll through our bombers' 0'.formations from one side to the I i 'other, just like we were not there, r^and after a short pause another |: ; .«tring would follow them in. That · business lasted for about 45 minutes. I (Huffman) saw one fortress collapse after being riddled by a 20-millimeter cannon. One wing tame off, ·carrying two engines with it. Then the tail assembly fell off. Yes, it gives you a sickening feeling but you don't have time to feel sorry for the poor ruys in it. You just wonder where lightning will strike next. All- the time, every gunner in hundreds of forts in our formation was shooting like hell at those j e r r i e s--and knocking plenty of them down. It was m o r e than 50 below zero but the sweat rolled down our faces like we were hoeing potatoes. There wore about 9 ME-109's coming in behind us. The first 4 were a little high but the 5th man was dead behind me (Huffman) and when he was about 400 yards off, I just froze to my gun. At 300 yards, he started smoking and peeled off out of control, did a quick flip and plunged straight down. Later on, a pack of ME-liOs attacked us. That's-when our ship got it. They knocked out our oxygen system and part of the radio controls and damaged the landing gear. A couple of our walk- aronnd oxygen bottles w e r e busted. So for about an hour, 4 of us ·/ gunners had to huddle in the fS CONCfftNINC- ·Mf SAKTY, WCIMM OR WXATIOK OF A SERVICEMAN MAY 6C MADE THROUGH THE RED CROSS WHEN THE FAMILV HAS BEEN LIKABLE TO GtT A RESPONSE TO IET«RSOB. CABLES THROUGH OTHER. CHANNELS VOLUNTEER. WORKERS STAFF MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE 3,756 RfD CROSS CHAPTERS WHOSE HOME SERVICE STAFFS HAVE INCREASED 71* !M THE PAST YEAR TO CARE FOR REQUESTS FROM SERVICEMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR RED CROSS ASSISTANCE IWKKIMATELY NINETY MILLION DOLLARS'WORTH OF FOREIGN WAR RELIEF AID MAS BEEN SENT OVERSEAS OX AND THROUGH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS SINCE THE WAR 8 60-AN Part of Little Business in Postwar Planning Stressed Washington, (U.R)--Little business in America is "riding toward a fall" but it can be saved if it is riot treated as a step-child in postwar planning, Chairman Maury Maverick of the smaller war plants corporation said Thursday. * · Amon? minimum requirements necessary to help small enterprise, he said in an interview, arc easy access to loans to finance the change-over from war to peacetime production; preferential treatment in adjustment to the output of civilian goods, and first call on war surpluses. And. he said, there must be stricter enforcement a g a i n s t monopolies or cartels. "Little business and free enterprise can be preserved--must be preserved if we save the United States." Maverick declared. "Ger- got saddled with car- little business was waist compartment--leaving 2 positions unmanned, in order to she the oxygen supply. We tried to crack jokes to make each other laugh, but it's pretty hard to do in a spot like that. A 20-millimeter shell burst in the v? a i s t compartment and knocked 2 waist gunners down. A piece of armor plating hit the other waist gunner and knocked him down. He looked up and said, "I thought they had me that time, but I guess my head is too damned thick." Another 20-MM had knocked out one of our engines but the \ chief (Lt. Howard B. Lynch, 27, Franklin, Fa., pilot) kept her Bright on the beam and in forma- ':tion all the way over Berlin and .back. Bov. can those guys fly! (Lynch and Lt. Rudolph J. Dahl, 20, Excelsior, Minn., co-pilot.) All the time \vc were under attack, they kept calling out to us: "Don't worry about it. kids. Just keep your chin up and we'll get there." They didn't even mention that the navigator up in the nose w;\s , killed. We didn't know he was dead until we were back on the ground. A bullet caught him in the side and killed him outright. (When one 20-MM shell came up through the bomb bay, a piece of lead the size of a t h u m b hit Lehto in the back and was stopped by his flak suit. The only- thing he had to show for it was a black and blue spot. Another tiny sliver of lead which he didn't know hit him was extracted later from his right leg.) many first tels. Then crushed, and the government took over management of business and industry. When thul occurred, no one who disagreed with Hitler could get a job, and little business starved, 'This country can't afford to have monopolies or cartels. The little manufacturer and business man must be assured of full freedom in selling his goods anywhere in this world where wa compete for business. And, that ought to be everywhere in the world." Maverick was in accord with the liaruch proposal that the lending powers of the smaller war plants corporation, now restricted to loans for production purposes, be broadened to authorize changeover loans. He emphasized however, that his agency would work as much as possible with the small banks throughout the country to encourage them to make the necessary loans. He said it was obvious that local financial institutions knew 'more about the operations of enterprises in their localities and he felt that they should be given the first opportunity to advance changeover funds. The husky Texan, former member of the house and 2-times mayor of San Antonio, Tex., disagrees with those who argue that tight controls must be kept over business and industry for years after the war in the interest o£ preserving a stable economy. He believes that small firms should be the first to go back into civilian production and that there must be a minimum of interference by government with business. "We must depend upon the in- gcllioncc of America's manufacturers to produce what they believe the public needs and will buy," he said. "For that reason, I am opposed to establishing quotas based on pre-Pearl Harbor production for the return to the output of civilian goods. "Manufacturers will want to change their lines. They certainly have this right under free enterprise. Our post-war industrial economy must be one which preserves the right of free enterprise --one in which a business can get rich or go broke." SCHOOLS READY TO VOTE MONDAY Directors, Officers to Be Chosen by Ballot Kaiuuvha--The annual school election of the independent school district of Kanawha will be held Monday. On the board oJ directors, the terms of Herbert Env mons and Albert B. Cooper expire, and they are candidates for re-election. Stacyville--Two directors will be elected for a term of 3 years each, to succeed Roy Gerbig and Anton Bawck. A treasurer will be elected for a term of 2 years to succeed Anton Halbach. Forest City--Candidates in the school election Monday will be Dr. H. M. Ehred and Ralph Bowen as directors and Henry Gjellfald as treasurer. All are now members of the board. Cresco--Two members of the school board are to be elected with the treasurer. Those whose terms will expire and have filed for re-election are L. L. Lowry and Dale Elwood for members of the board of education, and A. J. Thomson for treasurer. Northwood--Clayton O. Christiansen and C. A. Sharp, incumbent school directors, and Alma O. Lund, incumbent treasurer, have filed for re-election. Mr. Christiansen was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Bev. A. J. Tolo, who is now a navy chaplain at Dutch Harbor. Mr. Sharp was appointed to fill the vacancy upon the resignation of W. I. Sayre, who is now a Bed Cross assistant field director stationed at Camp Dodge. Fredericksburg--School election in Fredericksburg will be a tame affair this year. A. R. Hewitt and L. R. Shufelt, incumbents, are the only names appearing on the ticket. Alia Vista--Three school direc- Senior Girl Will Get $25 Bond Award Iowa City--Award o£ a $25 war bond willy be made in April by Iowa Press Women, Inc., to n senior girl University oC Iowa journalism student with an outstanding record, Director Wilbur Schramm o£ the school of journalism announced Wednesday. The recipient must possess Qualities necessary for professional success and should have had a course in community newspapei or its equivalent in experience. A student who has prepared for community newspaper work will receive preference. After the journalism facultj has determined the recipient, the award will be made at an honors convocation April 15 by Mrs. F M. Beymer ot Avoca, chairman o the prize committee of Iowa Press Women. eturn to fhe eggs. In such cases sually the bird builds another nest but seldom lays the full clutch of eggs the 2nd time, and small broods result. All dog owners are urged to curtail the activities of their dogs n the. field during the nesting jcriod. Training bird clogs on game in .he wild is prohibited by statute from March 15 until July 15 each year for the simple reason that it is dangerous to production to have wildlife populations disturbed during this time. REPORTS FOR DUTY Sheffield--Lt. Donald Schultz arrived Tuesday from Chicago for a visit at the Rev. O. R. Jones home. Lieutenant Sehullz, who has been an instructor in the midshipman's school at Chicago, will go from here to the west coast to report for duty. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Schultz, who Friday, March 10, 1941 5 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE has been 10 days. visiting here the past The largest stone winery in the world is at Saint Helena. Cal. XAVY OFFICER VISITS Cresco--LI. Paul J. llidding o£ the navy, who spent nearly 2 years in the combat area of the southwest Pacific, made a brief visit at the home o£ his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. llidding al Cresco. He has been transferred to Norfolk, Vu., to take command of the U. S. S. Siindiilwood. Training Dog on Game Unlawful After 15th Des Mpines --Many species of ground birds are commencing to nest, and dogs running in the wild, particularly hunting dogs, seriously curtail the production of game birds. Research has proved that if a dog flushes a bird from the nest during certain stages of incubation, the frightened bird may not rois for the Alta Vista independent district are to be chosen at the election Monday. Candidates in the field are Dr. B. L. Caudill, Otto J. Lentz and J. J. White. William Joachim is candidate for the unexpired term of Ray Henniges who has moved out o[ the district. Joe Menges is the candidate for treasurer. Dougherty--School district No. 1 will hold a meeting in the town hall Monday at 3 o'clock. A director will be elected for a term of 3 years to succeed E. G. Dougherty, whose term expires. THE PARK INK Where Food Is Served the Way You Like It! DANCE at RIVERSIDE BARN DANCE 725 North Kentucky Saturday, March 11 Music by EARL and His Rhythm Band Admission 50c, Tax Incl. BEACHES South Shore. Clear Like DANCING EVERY NIGHT Conic--Try Onr Dellcloui Food Steaks - Fried Chicken Home Barbecued Ribs Fried Fish BUYS BILLIARD PARLOR Buffalo Center -- Mike Akkcr- nan purchased the City ·.billiard 'parlor from R. M. Bolsinger and has taken possession. Mr. Bolsinger owned and operated the billiard parlor for the past 16 years. The term "blarney" comes from the Lord of Blarney, who made excuses to Queen Elizabeth "with fair words and soft speech." Friendship is the marriage of the soul; and this marriage is subject (1764). to d i v o r c e.--Voltaire DANCE at the Avalon Ballroom Manly, Iowa Saturday, March 11 Music by The Scandinavian Accordion Band Admission 50c Tax Incl. END FRIDAY "Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case" - "Death Valley Rangers TH.L THEN plus lax - Chilli. IUC BRAND NEW WESTERN " " WORLD'S LATEST NEWS BRIGHT SPIRITS ARE THE OKDER OF THE DAY 1) A N C E AND DRIVE 'HOSE CARES AWAY Scandinavians Tonite (Fri.) Don Strickland Sat., Sun. Ends "In This Our Life" Fri. "After Midnile." B. BUckie OKYO BOMBED! SAT. - SUN. - iMON. -- by Oi« boys who fen-iiv fioir (o f J«M for · country -or over a girl! of its firet f«r- frontiersman! PAT O'BRIEN LPH SCOTT ANNE SHIRLEY EDDIE ALBERT Also Chapter 8 Winslow of the Coast Guard" I' I us Cartoon - News ^ LATE SHOW SATURDAY N1TE CECIL WUKKE-TiIE-Bm-SIIOW.S-n.Ar It's - a - Real - Hit Now - Playing LrVTE-SIIOW-SAT.-MTK-in T. M. T H E S C R E E N ' S G R E A T E S T G L O R Y S T O R Y ! WALTER WANGER END FRIDAY --"CHARLIE CHAN'S SECRET SERVICE/' SIDNEY TOLER -- "GANGWAY FOR TOMORRO START SATURDAY W/J 1*1 LWQ 4 DAYS 2 NEW SUPER HORROR SENSATIONS! YOU - CAN'T - GO - WRONG - ON - THIS - ONE! -STARTS-SUNDAY- RETURNS TO CAMP Iowa Falls -- Cpl. Warren H. Cox has returned to Camp Cooke, Cal., after a furlough with his wife at Mason City and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Cox. in Iowa Falls. Corporal Cox is a ha 1C track driver in the armed field artillery. J/V The Liberty Bell which hangs In Philadelphia's Independence Hall was first cast in H52--in London. ' Special Saturday LUNCHEON ROAST TURKEY Dressing - Cranberry Sauce 35 C Try Our Evening Dinners · BiTbecned KIbs, Steak, Chicken, Sea Foods DANCING EVEBY EVENING The Covered Wagon "Fireproof" "Where Foort I* Kin;" We Cuter t* Pirtio THE SODA GRILL I ^^JraMraf ^J FRIDAY - SATURDAY Geo. Sanders Paris After Dark" Johnny Mack Brown Raiders of the Horder"' Sun. - Mon. Red Skelton Ann Rutherford "WHISTLING IN BROOKLYN" TURHAN BEY EVELYN ANKERS DAVID BRUCE Ruth Terry Robert Livingston "Pistol Pockin' Mama" LATE SHOW SAT. H1TE YOU'LL THRILL.. To fascinating LOUISE AUBR1TTON · BARGAIN PRICES FOR THIS Mat. 21c - Eve. and Sun. 30c ENGAGEMENT · All Child. lOc ALSO NEWS CONT. SUN. 1 to 11 P. M THE BATTLE CRY OF THE MARINE RAIDERS! RANDOLPH SCOTT NOAH BEERY, k. AlAN CURTIS Peter Coe David Bruce Sam Levent J.Carrol March Richard Une MilbumStont GRACE MCDONALD AW/J/CAM Theirs is a singing, soaring story of tove--a glorious ro- manc* heightened by wonderful music! TAYLOR SUSAN PETERS ;* JOHN ROBERT HODIAK · BENCHLEY F E L I X B R E S S A R T Screen Play by Paul JarrTco * Richard Cell in . Dir»cted by Gregory toteff · Produced by IT'S - BOUND TO - BE - TOWN TALK!

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