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

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1943 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Yowr Neighbors in the ARMED SERVICES Are Doing What They * * * * Virgil Federson, seaman second class, will be graduated Thursday as an electrician's mate third class, from the iiaval training station at Purdue uui- versity at Lafayette, Ind. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Federson, 1301 South Federal avenue. (Lock photo) Kenneth Beckman, son of air. and Mrs. Carl Beckman, 231 Fourth street northwest, has recently been made a petty officer third class, sound man. Be enlisted in the navy in June, and took his initial training; at the Great Lakes station. He is somewhere in the Pacific. Survivor of Atlanta Tells His Part in Pacific Action Ashldck Helped to Land Marines on Guadalcanal and Fought in Solomons Gerald Ashlock, boilermaker first class, has concluded a 30-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ashlock, 2310 North Federal avenue, and his wife, 210 North Jefferson avenue.. Ashlock left Wednesday night for Norfolk Va. He came to Mason · City from the Solomons where he was attached to a cruiser. He participated in the battle of Midway and was on the cruiser Atlanta when it went down in a night battle on Nov. 13 He was picked up by land barges and taken to Guadalcanal where he spent eight days. Prior to that they had been assisting in landini marines on Guadalcanal. Since that time, he has remained in the Pacific area. Ashlock said he received his ·It. Merle E. Taylor arrived Tuesday morning to spend a few days' leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C Taylor at 210 Grant street, Clear Lake. Lieutenant Taylor has just completed his training in the Medical Administrative corps officers candidate school, Camp Barkeley, Tex. He received his commission Jan. 13, and will report to his new station at Camp Grnber, Okla., Jan. 23. He left Jan. 6, 19«, for Camp Grant, HI. ^ Army Insignia copies of the Globe-Gazette while he was on a friendly island in the south Pacific. He has been in the navy since 1935. MacNider Expresses Appreciation of Activity on "Home Front" Appreciation of activity on the Mason City "home front" was expressed in a letter from Brrg. Gen Hanford MacNider to the board of directors of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce in answer to cabled good wishes. "Please believe me grateful for the generous thought of your directors and your good self," he wrote to President Harold Camp- aelj, "which prompted your radio ·nessage. F r o m an occasional 31obe-Ga±ette, I've some idea ol ;he great way in which all of you on the home front are doing your stuff." General MacNider has recov- ;red from wounds received in ac- ion in New Guinea and when last leard from was back at general headquarters in Australia. WHEREABOUTS Aviation Cadet Andrew L. Hub- jard, son of Andrew G. Hubbard, 24 West State street, has completed pre-flight training at the "anta Ana army air base in Cali- ornia, and will go on to a primary school for actual flight instruction. ;, ,_ . * ..* * Charles A. Clapper, seaman sec- and class, is spending his nine day ijoot leave at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Clapper. 510 Madison avenue northwest. He will return to the Great Lakes naval training school prior to begin ning training in electricity. * * * Pvt. John D. Foster o£ the U. S. marine corps, writes from somewhere in the Pacific area, that he was greatly pleased with the holiday edition of the Globe-Gazette which he received. ¥ * * From Pendleton field, Ore., comes a note from Capt. Jay E. Houlahan saying Frank Pearce had stopped there briefly enroule to a new post nearby. * * * Cpl. Phil E. Porter, son of Dr and Mrs. J. T. Porter, 24% East State street, has been granted his diploma designating him as a qualified radio operator. He is a graduate of the communication department of the armored school at Fort Knox, Ky. force List Gifts Suitable for War Prisoners OMAHA, Nebr.--Announcement of a plan \vhereby a variety of useful gifts of'food, clothing, tobacco, toilet and sports articles may be sent to -citizens of tht united nations, now held as prisoners of war, has just been made at seventh service command headquarters here. This plan has been accepted by the war, navy, state and postoffice departments, the office of censorship, International Red Cross and the U. S: board oJ economic warfare. / No gift for any prisoner in the orient, especially in Japanese controlled territory, will be accepted now because of lack of transportation facilities. When such facilities are available the "next of kin" of the prisoner will be notified automatically. Neither will a gift be accepted for any person "believed" to be a prisoner of war unless that person has been officially reconized by his government as much. * * * After this recognition has been made, the prisoner's "next of tin" will be mailed two duplicate labels frorriT the" provost marshal general's office in Washington. Both of these labels must be filled in fuV by ink or typewriter by the sender and one placed within the package, the other pasted on the outside of the package. Also there must be listed on a postoffice customs form (No. 2966) the complete contents of the package. If no form is available, the contents may be itemized on a slip of paper and pasted to the outside of the pack- "». After acceptance at the sender's postoffiee the parcel is carried postage free. A prisoner can be sent only one package every 60 days. No package shall weigh more than 11 pounds gross nor measure more than 18 inches in length nor more than 42 inches in combined length and girth. Articles that will NOT be accepted for prisoner's packages include, every kind of written or printed material: articles in tins that are sealed heremtically. by vacuum or with solder; articles in collapsible tubes as tooth paste and shaving cream; articles iu slass containers; medical supplies other than vitamin tablets or" capsules, and these only in cardboard boxes. Almost any common article of clothing worn by man, woman or child is acceptable. Food items are varied, but most of-them must be Jackaged in cellophane, waxed laper or in plain paper bag or box. Several of the listed foods are lim- ted in quantity. Not more than one pound each of sugar or coffee may be in the same parcel. Tea, cocoa, malted milk (powder or :ablets), dried skim milk, dried soups, cheese, chipped beef, cereals of the farina type, dried fruits as apples, apricots, peaches, prunes and raisins, three kinds of nut!;-peanuts, pecans and Brazil nufs, are all on the list of acceptable?. *" * * Toilet articles that may be sent include soaps, towels, powders, shaving brushes, safety razors and blades, hair and nail clippers safety pins, orange sticks, small mirrors, non-metallic combs and brushes, shoe polish in tins and cleansing, tissues. age. --*-TAXIS MUST GO "STRAIGHT" CHICAGO, U.PJ--Pleasure driving of the kind that pleases the taxi driver at the expense ot his passenger is illegal under an ordinance just passed by the city council of Walla Walla, Wash., the American municipal association reports. The law forbids drivers to fake passengers "the Ion" way" under penalty of a S100 fine. voim SATISFACTION FULLERTON LUMBER CO. Phone 642 SHIP TONNAGE HITS NEW HIGH Outline Calls for Doubling of Output WASHINGTON, (U.R--America made shipbuilding history in 1942, turning out a record tonnage of merchant ships and fighting crafts as the ingenuity of the nation's mass-production experts devised spectacular time saving methods. Before the year drew to its close £TM s J dcnt Roosevelt's g o a l of 8,000,000 deadweight t o n s of m e r c h a n t shipping had been reached. When that figurewas first mentioned early in the year it was labeled a "pipe dream" by many experts. But they had not counted on the ingenuity of such men as Henry J. Kaiser, Boulder-Dam constructor who turned shipbuilder under pressure of tlie war emergency. One of the more spectacular feals of Kaiser's far flung shipyards was the launching of a merchant ship. Robert E. Peary, only four days, io' hours and 2G minutes after its keel started swinging into place. The secret of that world record was the fact that 61 per cent of the ship was prefabricated. H u g e c r a n e s swung gargantuan plates into their proper niches. And welders, because of new processes developed during the year, quickly turned these steel checkerboards into a completed hull. Official estimates w e r e that some 720 ocean-going merchant ships slid down the ways durin» 1942 with a total tonnage of B 200,00. That compared with some 1,500,000 tons during 1941. Naval craft production was not disclosed but authoritative sources said that it had reached a record on a gain of 100 per cent over 1942. The success of the 1942 shipbuilding program was best exemplified in the new goal set for 1943. President Roosevelt h a s asked for merchant ship product tion of 16,OQO.floO tons next year and the maritime commission is so certain that this new pipe dream will become a reality that it is seeking authority to place its 1943 business on the basis oE as much as 20,000,000 deadweight tons. Warns Against "Bargains" Gifts to Servicemen MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., (U.B-- Jewelry racketeers are finding ; rich harvest among wartime- brides and grooms and the gift- buying relatives of men in the armed services, the family eco nomics bureau of the Northwest crn National Life Insurance com pany warned today. '·Relatives buy gift watches that are soon thousands of miles away on the wrists of soldiers or sailors." the bureau reported, "and although the watch is a poor one there is little chance o£ its comin" back to the seller. "Nothing is easier to fool the public on than diamonds and watches. A sharper can easily misrepresent shoddy goods a 'out-promise' the honest jeweici who stands behind his merchandise." The bureau warned against the "perfect blue-white" s t o n e or watch offered by an unknown dealer or salesman. "If it looks too good to pass up," the bureau said, "at least have it appraised by an expert from some well-known store before buying." The bureau's report cited an Seceud L i e u t e n a n t Leon Raizes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Raizes, · 90S Adams avenue northwest, received his commission upon his graduation from the' m e d i c a l administrative corps at Camp Barkeley, Tex. He enlisted June 25, 194Z, and took primary training at Fort Leavenn-orfb, Kans., and Camp Robinson, Ark. After a ten day forlouprh here, he will proceed to the supply school at the St. Louis medical depot for further specialized training. (Frank Free Photo) Cpl. Robert Lamb, son of Mrs. Carrie Lamb, 221 Monroe avenue southwest, was recently promoted to that rank at Camp Carson, Colo., where he is a member of a medical unit. He left Mason City in June, 1942 Sgt. Charles O'Brien recently returned to Fort Benning, Ga., where he is in the parachute infantry. He spent a week's furlough with his wife, Mrs. Charles O'Brien at 929 Fifteenth place. O'Brien entered the service in April, 1942. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Garcia have received-word from their son, Joe, that he is now a seaman second class and is stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii He enlisted in the navy in September. experience by a Minneapolis woman who discovered the "17- jewel" watch she bought for her soldier son had only seven jewels. When she faced the salesman with her discovery, he replied: "Madam, I didn : t say seventeen --I said the watch had seven keen jewels in it." The bureau emphasized that the responsible dealer welcomes investigation and will put a description of the article or its guarantee in writing. Bny War Savings Bonds and Stamps from yonr Globe-Gazette carrier boy. WOULD RAISE 'SPAY Bill Introduced for Building State Mansion DES MO1NES, (fl 3 )--Proposals to raise the Iowa governor's salary and build a state executive mansion were authored in the Iowa senate Wednesday. A bill to raise the governor's salary from $7,500 a year to 512 000 a year, beginning in 1945 was introduced by Senators John P. Berg, (R.-Cedar Falls), S. Ray Emerson (R.-Creston), Leroy S. Mercer (D.-Iowa City) and Georfie Faul (R.-Des Moines). * * ¥ The proposal to build an executive mansion on the statehouse grounds for the use of Iowa governors was in the form of an amendment offered by Senator Dewey E. Goode (R.-Bloomfield) to an earlier bill. JThe earlier bill proposed investing 51,650,000 appropriated in 1941 for a new state office building in government bonds or other securities until the present ban on construction is lifted at the end of the war. * * * Goode would use the interest on this money to build tin executive mansion. Iowa-is one of the few .states which does not furmnish an official residence for its governor. Gov. Bourke B. Hickenlooper said both the proposal to raise the governor's salary and-to build a governor's mansion were a complete surprise to him. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. How To Relieve Bronchitis Creomulsion relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, Inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding you must lite the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. CREOMULSION For Couehs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis Women May Be Employed as Engineers NEW YORK, (IP) -- Move your drawing board over, brother, the lady has designs. Beliering women may prove as skillful aviation engineers as they are assembly workers, the Curtiss- Wright company has selected 400 young women from 100 American colleges for a 10 month course in six engineering schools, including Iowa State college. They will be known as "cadettes." "No glamour girls need apply," warned C. Wilson Cole, engineering personnel supervisor for the company, when he announced the plan. He added, however, that beauty was not a bar if the girl had brains. Miss Ruth Cleverly of Boston, who studied engineering at Massachusetts institute of technology and served as campus interviewer of the cadettes, said that the students selected had a general aver- age of better than B in their college courses. Their high' motives were evident, she said, in Hie fact that they were giving up coveted college degrees to enter the new field. Cole said the company promises the-new women engineers equal pay with men and an" open-minded policy concerning their retention in jobs after the war. They will train at' Cornell, Purdue, the University of Minnesota, Iowa Stale college, the University of Texas and Rennselaer .Polytechnic institute. 1.32 REPRICED FOR CLEARANCE CHILDREN'S COATS Warm winter coats in fleeces, teal blue color, velvet collars. Sizes 1 -U Sizes' 3-6 6.00 5.00 CHILDREN'S SKI PANTS Zipper closing on legs. Warmly interlined. Styles for both comfort and durability. Sizes 3-6 Sizes 7-11 2.00 3.00 D MEN'S UNIONS 18 Ib. weight. Heavy ecru ribbed. Knitted cuff and anklets. Excellent wearing qualities . . . . D MEN'S PLAID FLANNEL SHIRTS Brightly colored plaids in warm weight flannel. Cut extra large for comfort. 1 1 A All sizes 1J.U a MEN'S WINTER CAPS ^\ r ool plaids. Warm fur car tab linings. Bright green and red plaids H MEN'S Fleeced SWEATERS Just the thing to put under your jacket. Black and Brown, QO extra wramth «JuC EJ MEN'S SWEAT SHIRTS Whites and grays. Fleeced lined for warmth. Buy at least 1 |»p two. Sizes 36 to 46 ....... 1»U « n MEN'S WORK GLOVES Heavy weight cotton flannel. Doubled for extra warmth and service Q MEN'S BLANKET LINED JACKETS Grey covert: Zipper front for convenience. Ideal for all types of work. · CO Washable L.JO D BOYS' Flannel Slipover or coat styles. Piping trimmed. Drawstring top pants Extra 1 1A warmth 1.1U n BOYS' POLO SHIRTS Knitted zipper fronts in a grand assortment of colors. Collar model. Washable fast AO colors. Sizes 10 to 16 . . . . «/OC Sizes 2 to 8--79c PAJAMAS A WORD ABOUT BUY. ING ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT Everyone knows that careful planning makes for better buying. Things bought on the spur of the moment often turn out to be mistakes. And this is especially true of clothes. Clothes money has to do a special job these days. It's necessary to wartime morale for os to be well- dressed--for a feeling of confidence and well-being. At Ihe same time, the clothes we buy should cost as little as possible: War Bonds are much more important. Wardrobes should be planned so that everything harmonizes with everything else, so lhat a few clothes will provide variety. The basis of every woman's wardrobe is a good coat. And c good coat must be bought with .special thought. As always, we've planned our spring coat stock early so you can choose yours now, and pay for it in small weekly amounts. In lhat way you will have your coat when you need it, without a big all-af-once expenditure.that mighr interfere with your regular purchases of War Bonds. 9Sc Full Fashioned! RAYON HOSIERY · Choose Dressy Sheers or Heavier Service Weights! · Sturdy Reinforced Feet: Full fashioned, smooth and sleek! Smart heavy weights . . and light-weights, too, if you demand stocking sheerness! In shades congenial to everything! 3.49 · New and Gay for 1943! CYNTHIA Fashions · Prettiest Dress-Up Pumps! · Smart Sport Casuals! · Comfortable Spectators! Three feminine lovelies with a flare for commanding admiration! A black gabardine pump with sparkling plastic plaque . . . a tailored pump in turftan kid with pyramid heel . . . and another pump in kid with high heels. *Reg. U. S. Pat. Off. Designs That- Set the Mood for Spring! 12.75 · Classic Chesterfields · Fashion-Wise j - Beefers · Tailored or Dressy Suits Casual coats in all- wool shetlands with intricate seaming at the waistline! Swagger cavalry t w i l l sport coats cut with military dash! Man- tailored suits sleekly fitted! Dressmaker styles too! 12 to 20. Budget Styled Coats And Suits For Spring! 10.90 · Smart Sport Styles! · flew Casual Models! · · Dressmaker Types: Coats that are copies of the season's expensive models! Suits that you will wear for any and every informal occasion: All wool Shetland or tweed. Sizes 12 to 20. Flower Garden Prints in Smart Styles Women's Spring Dresses 4.98 · Classic Styles · Novelty Types · Dressy Models You'll be ready "for anything when you wear one of these! Classic styles . . . novelty and dressy types with a wealth of blouse sbirrings or graceful skirt pleats. 12 to 20. ° racexm New Trimmings on Spring Frocks 3.98 Smart styles w i t h those extra touches of rich, gleaming sou- tache on sleeve or shoulder . . . or glimmering oversized buttons of metal a n d "fake" jewels'. Clear spring colors' 12-20. P E N N E Y S ' - - A ' ' ' ' · "··· v ;^**£*^^:^7/^ ^^^^

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