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January 25, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1945 'MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Woman Gives Jap Names to Soggy Fungi Schenectady, N. Y., (U.PJ--The only woman biologist doing research work at the General Electric Co., scientific fungus farm has selected Japanese names for the soggy fungi whieh so devastating- Jy impair the striking power of American war equipment in humid and tropical areas. Pointing to a greenish m o l d clustering- around an insulated wire in a'glass test dish, Miss *uth-Wyant, 25 years old, says Tojbs." Working with many other re- earch scientists to render the jarasites harmless,. Miss Wyant aysf "These fungus Tojos and all their many parasitic kin are a menace to delicate equipment. Colonies of them sometimes clog machinery. Some of them give off .cids strong enough 'to damage metallic and electrical devices, jarticularly in such hot and nuggy areas as our armed forces are operating in against the Japanese." \ Miss Wyant inakes from 50 to 100 tests a day to determine exactly how the parasitic growths affect insulated wire.; colls, switches and other electrical equipment under varied temperatures annd atmospheric conditions. Always hoping to find an answer to the damage done to war equipment by this virtually microscopic enemy, Miss Wyant says "every test is different from the others Each is liable to produce something new." Much information about fungu already has been obtained in he hundreds of tests but, as she points out, "Scientists here at GE ani elsewhere are making advances ir his important research. Several ungicidal varnishes, waxes and acquers have, been developed, which in the over-all reduce the .epredations of the fungi greatly. fowever, the camplete and perfect answer for fungus control under ill conditions has · not yet b'een ound." Miss Wyant finds her work "vitally interesting" and a relatively new -field. Graduated from North Carolina State college in 1943, her nterest in scientific experimentation dates back to her high school days in Charlottesville, Va. She majored in home economics and biology, and her major hobby now is reading scientific books. Farmers Union Members in' Five Counties to Meet Here CAPTAIN VISITS Dumont--Capt. and Mrs. Paul Van Houten and his mother, Mrs. J. F. Pf altzgraff, spent Monday in Des Moines arid were overnight guests in the James Crotty home at Iowa- Falls. On conclusion of his furlough Capt. Van Houten will return to the hospital at Camp Atterbury, Ind., having recently returned from 2 years' overseas duty in the. European theater of Two-Day Conference Set for Jan. 30-31 at Hotel Hanford Middlewestern farm leaders will meet with Iowa farm families at Mason City Jan. 30 and 31 to discuss the problems facing agriculture after V-Day. The 2-day con ference, which will be held at the Hotel Hanford, is sponsored by Farmers Union members of Hardin, Cerro Gordo, Worth, Mitchell and Howard counties. It is open to the public. ' The part that co-operatives can. play in improving the economic status of farm families will keynote the sessions of Tuesday, Jan. 30. A. W. Ricker, editor of the Farmers Union Herald, one of the largest farm papers in this area, ·will speak at the morning meeting. The Farmers Union Herald is the official publication of the Far+ -_ mers Union Grain Terminal assc-- STEVENSON A, W. RICKER All The Time in '45. .**» DEPEND ON PENNEY'S Prints Moke Front Page Fashion News 4.98 end 5.90 Colors that make you think of daffodils, tulips, and bright new buds, gently tucked and shirred in spun rayons and sheers. Give a hint of spring to your wardrobe! More Better Dresses 7.90 and 9.90 NEW SPRING MILLINERY A grand selection to choose from. 1.98 to 2.98 ALL WOOL LADIES' SKIRTS 3.98 to 6.90 Girls' Skirts 3.98 ALL WOOL LADIES' JACKETS 6.90 to 10.90 Girls' Jackets 4.98 to 6.90 FULL FASHIONED RAYON HOSE 75c Sheer loveliness in new spring shades. ciation and the Farmers Union Central Exchange. Together these two regional co-operatives did almost $200,000,000 worth of business last year. Also scheduled for the 30th are Charles D. Egley, manager of the Farmers Union Livestock Commission House at St. Paul, and Albert Ramaker, president of the Sioui Center, Iowa, Co-operative Produce association. Both men will outline the possibilities of new cooperative enterprise in northwest Iowa. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, conferees will discuss legislation needed to. prevent postwar unemployment and a drastic drop in farm income. The speakers in- clude Al Loveland, chairman o the Iowa AAA, H, D. Young, di rector of the Iowa Farm Security association, and Ben Henry, presi dent o£ the Iowa CIO. "The-Farmer Plans For Re conversion' is an important even for all farm families," stated Fret Stover, chairman of the confer ence and vice president of th Iowa Farmers Union. "The time 1 draw up a program to insure pos' war prosperity is now. · "We can have JEull employment, abundant production and a decent income for all working people only if the people understand the huge problems that will confront us after the war and only if they get behind a constructive program." REAL SAVINGS! BEAUTIFUL DRESSES Backstage in Iowa Politics No Important Decisions Made in Past Week by Legislature; Income Tax to Come Up Soon By PAUL R. BUMBARGER (Iowa Daily Press Writer) Des Moines, (IDPA) --Iowa's legislature spent last week searching its own mind on major legislation without making important decisions. Action on' the state income tax, generally predicted within 10 days, will indicate which way the weathervane is tilting--whether to spend or to hold. Most observers either believe that the legislature will reinstate the 50 per. cent cut in the tax or Values to 15.00 and fine season's Each dress a truly value! T h i s smartest styles and fabrics! At low' clearance prices. Dewey, Hickenlooper's friend and fellow governor. BITS:'There's a rumor circulating at the statehouse that a woman well known in state political circles had difficulty purchasing a slip and solved the problem by buying a nightgown and cutting off the bottom edge. . . . T h i s writer recently listed the secretary of the state fair board among officials furnished a home by the state. . . . He lives in a state- owned house but in recent years GIRLS' DRESSES 1.98 to 4.98 Colorful spring prints and lovely solid pastels. .Sizes 1 to 14 years. WHITE HUCK TOWELING 19c yd. GREATLY REDUCED * LADIES 1 WINTER COATS Cm-Is Fleeces -- and Tweeds in Number One Colors and Styles. "'· 15.00--19.00 -- 23.00 BED PILLOWS 2/79 Made of new materials. 10% duck feathers, 90% washed chicken feathers. 54-INCH WOOLEN PLAIDS 2.49 Lovely patterning and shapes for skirts and dresses. 50-INCH DRAPERY FABRICS 98c SPUN RAYON DRESS PRINTS 49c to 98c yd. Figures and florals in new pastel shades. JERSEYETTE PRINTS In florals, checks and stripes. 1.49 yd. Lovely floral designs, or plains. Stripes Pretty Decorator Shades! 100% WOOL BLANKET 8.90 Full bed size, 72 x 84. Bound with rayon satin. Deep Woolly nap, warm and fluffy! WOOL PLAID BOYS' MACKINAWS 4.98 Sizes 8 to 18 yrs. LADIES' MESH FASCINATORS i Solod colors -- Pastel shades. 1.49 PRISCILLA CURTAINS 3.49 to 4.98 Plain sheer net or novelty chipped figures with tie-backs'. White only. 36-INCH FANCY STRIPED OUTING 21cyd. SANFORIZED COTTON GABARDINE JIMMIES 1.19 Sires 2 to 10 years. Durable, will stand lot of hard wear. V Children's WOOL MITTENS 49c to 55c i adopt'a compromise between that I and full collection of the levy. Sentiment has not crystallized but number of onlookers think the senate may have missed the boat | in not acting on the tax during I the week. The longer delayed, the stronger the pressure against it I from groups wishing ' STIRS 'EM: Just : the average legislator treasures his freedom of action, was demon- 1 strated during the week. A mild tempest was stirred by a senate resolution to limit initial legisla- | live action on appropriations. It i didn't break out into the open be| cause the" resolution wasn't called up. But many legislators, who ap- i proved the course , decried the I method. "I won't be hog-tied," was a typical comment. A house I appropriation's committee decision to act first upon state depart- 1 mental and institutional needs ac- I complishes the same purpose without .the furore. It may avoid jamming this legislation through with scant consideration in waning days of the session. HIGHER AND HIGHER: Never I has a session received such an early welter of bills calling for I salary increases. The house committee on public officials, headed by D. A. Donahue, Tipton, has | decided' to delay action until all are filed and they can be considered on an overall basis to avoid he's been paying rent on it. BLANKET LINED DENIM JACKETS 2.21 MEN'S ALL WOOL Townclad SUITS 29 GENUINE FUR FELT HATS 3.98 HEAVY WEIGHT NAP-OUT CHORE MITTS Blue, grays, browns and in newest styles. tans 25c pair MEN'S WORK SHOES Welt Leather Soles. 3.79 Single or double breasted styles in the newest fabrics. ALL WOOL COVERT TOPCOATS' 27.75 Cunapac Overcoats, $22.50 , ALL WOOL MEN'S DRESS PANTS 7.90 New Spring Patterns Others 4.98 and 5.90 disproportionate action. One thing the 'group has noticed is that in some bills the percentage of increase sought for higher paid officials is out of line with that for the lesser salaried ones. LOOKING BETTER: Sen.George A. Wilson looks 75 per cent more fit than he did last summer. He's gained 30 pounds. There's a sparkle in his eyes and color in his cheeks. A trip to Rochester, Minn., for a check-up and a stopover in the Iowa capitol precluded the republican senator's attendance at inaugural ceremonies in Washington for President Roosevelt. He didn't regret it. "I have no desire to stand outside in the rain," he explained. EVERT TEAR: Rep. Gene Poston, Corydon democrat, likes to attend legislative sessions. He wants to come to the capitol every year. So, he's drafting a constitutional amendment calling for a 30-day meeting on the even numbered years. These would be in addition to 100-day biennial sessions. "It's politically inexpedient for a governor to call a session in an election year." he says. "Sessions every 2 years is a hovse- and-buggy approach to problems of a fast moving age. A lot of good legislation has been lost during recent sessions in the last 30-day rush." THAT HOT NIGHT: A flock of Iowa newspapermen chafed outside closed doors one hot night last summer in Chicago while the state delegation to the republican n a t i o n a l convention discussed strategy. Recent gossip would substantiate the theory there was considerable squirming and sweating inside those doors in that prolonged and inconclusive session. According to the talk, there was not out-in-the-open scrap but rather a'vague discussion in wnich the ' Hickenlooper and Wilson forces bucked each other a bit, each searching and seeking for advantage from the way the delegation voted for president. Later the delegation climbed on the I bandwagon of Gov. Thomas E. Britain Has Big Gain in Food Output Washington, (U.RM-Faced with! a nazi stranglehold on her food line to the rest of the world, Great Britain in 1939 began plowing up grasslands, made other drastic changes in her agriculture, and today is producing food at a rate 70 per cent above prewar. In peacetime, the emphasis of British agriculture is on production of livestock and livestock products. But war cut off normally large feed grain imports as well as much of the customary imports of food stuffs. As a result, the nation was forced to produce at home as much as possible to compensate for lost imports both for the domestic population and for American troops stationed there. The British ministry of agriculture and fisheries reported that grain acreage has gone up 78 per cent, potato production 102 per cent, sugar beets 26 per cent, and vegetables 66 per cent. Cattle numbers are at an all- time high, but the main increase has come in dairy herds, not beef cattle, since milk became a No. 1 war diet item. Beef and veal slaughter has dropped nearly 20 per cent since the outbreak of war. Hog numbers declined 57 per cent as the result of reduced grain imports and the policy of giving priority to dairy cattle for available feed supplies. A 24 per cent reduction in sheep numbers was attributed by the ministry to the plowing up of grazing land. Production of mutton and Iamb, favorite meats on British dinner- tables before the war, is expected to be 40 per cent .under the prewar level this year. SENDS BUDDY BAGS Iowa Falls---The Iowa Falls chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is sending 25 buddy bags for American soldiers this week. The bags are made of denim, and filled with miscellaneous articles. DISPATCHER LEAVES Manly--The H. F. Furman family moved to Cedar Rapids where Mr. Furman has been made dispatcher for the Rock Island. They had lived in Manly for the past 6 years. They sold their residence to Maynard Olson who has taken possession. PRICED TO CLEAR AT Drastic Reductions! WINTER COATS Another Group Fine Coats at 23.00 FINE ALL WOOL FABRICS IN CHESTERFIELDS BLACKS, BROWNS, HIGH SHADES! These are coats you'll wear now for the entire season and many seasons to come! These great reductions and low clearance prices please any budget! Fur Trimmed COATS VALUES TO 125.00 REDUCED TRANSFERRED Rake--Warren Osborne, cox- I swain, of the coast guard, has been I transferred from Panama City, Fla., to Mobile, Ala. Mrs. Osborne,' who has been with her husband at Panama City, finished teaching the first semester in the primary department before leaving for Mobile to join'her husband. She has accepted a position to teach in the 3rd grade at Mobile. A church-owned forest of 75 acres in New England has netted the church S4.45 an acre yearly for more than 100 years, without becoming depleted. . Tremendous Values! OUR .CLEAN SWEEP OF WINTER SPORTSWEAR REDUCED JUMPERS! JACKETS! JERKINS! SWEATERS! AND BLOUSES! We're making way for spring stocks and giving you outstanding low prices on sportswear for all occasions! ENTIRE STOCK! CLEARANCE! MILLINERY Values to 7.95 1 .OO and $2*°° TT ^^^ · ·. BEAUTIFUL GOWNS, SLIPS AND PAJAMAS, Reduced.. GAY SCARFS, Reg. 1.00 Fine HANDBAGS }/ Values to 3.98.. j2 Price 50c

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