Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 25, 1945 · Page 7
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 25, 1945
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MAiSOitf GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAV, JANUARY 25, 1945 Charles City Globe-Gazette BOWLING TEAMS ENJOY BANQUET Charles City--The'Dr. Salsbury i Laboratories Lawn Bowlers association enjoyed a turkey dinner at the St. Charles hotel Tuesday evening. Players of the 3 higher scoring-teams in the bowling, league of 1944 -were the guests of the players of the 3 low scoring teams in the league. President A. M. Hauser presented the bowling trophy to E. G. Larson, captain of the team winning first place in the 1944 league. Other members of this team were O. j: Mayfield, Carl Lofgren and Roy Ballantyne. "The secret of the success of this team was not divulged, a bowler remarked, "but it was whispered around that they had Wheaties for breakfast every day." GUEST OF W. K. C. Charles City--Mrs. C. L. McClure of Lincoln, Nebr., was a guest at the W. E. C. meeting r 'Monday. She'gave an interesting talk of the corps and its work at Lincoln. Mrs. Matilda Love of V Mason City*, an old member, was - also present. During the business meeting the president named her - committees for the year and work ,' was outlined for the first few '· months. Train Late, He Kicks Out Two Windows Charles City--It cost Cornelius Fisher, 26, of New Hampton, almost $80 because tie let his anger get the best of him. Justice John W. McGeeney said he was told by Fisher that the reason 1 he kicked out a plate glass window in the Walter Lanz store on North Main street, and a small window in the Truex filling station, was.because the train he was to leave Charles City on Sunday night was late. Justice McGeeney said Wednesday he fined Fisher $100 and costs on a charge of malicious mischief, suspending $75 of the fine on condition that Fisher pay $45 to replace the broken plate glass window and $5 to replace the, small window. Fisher was jailed following the kicking in of 'the windows. He was at liberty Wednesday. NEW SERVICE TO PAPERS STUDIED ' Opportunity Seen for Unusual Developments Iowa City--Postwar possibilities of unusual developments in training and service for the University of Iowa's school of journalism are sketched in a report by Director terbury, Ind. His wife, Yeoman 2/c Roberta M. Bonsall of the SPARS is stationed at Baltimore, AUXILIARY MEETS Charles City--The Auxiliary of " local 115 met Monday night with 63 members and several guests present. Two new members took · the pledge. Charles W. Hobbie installed the newly elected and appointed officers after which he showed 3 films entitled, "Labor Front," "A World of Plenty," and ' "Robot Bombs." Miss Young of the high, school gave a short talk on the school code commission. A group picture was taken of the Auxiliary. After the evening's en- v tertainment, lunch was served by I'; Mesdames Ames, Alcott, Arndt " and C. M. Barrett. Md. The Past Worthy High Priestess club was to meet at the home of Sojourner Mildred Troutner, 603 Blunt street, Thursday at 7 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Halbach received word from their son, Lt. John F. Halbach, that he is now stationed at Kirtland Field, Al- auquerque, N. Mex. He is assigned Wilbur Schramm. They Involve new electronic devices for communicating news and opinion, readership surveys, development of short courses, training for printing executives, and a "co-operative" course. Chief duty of the school is to be as useful as possible to the newspapers and other communication media of the state, and the principal use is to train men and women. "Television will have a great effect on spot news and advertising, although there Is some doubt as to the exact nature of that effect. No one knows exactly how to harness the news and advertising potentialities of facsimile bat some publishers say they expect to deliver their papers, 15 years from now, entirely by facsimile," Director Schramm said. He recommends the recommis- sioning of the university's television apparatus and studying o£ some problems of staging a program handling newscasts and televising spot news. "likewise we should add iac-i. simile printing equipment as soon as materials can be had, and publish a facsimile newspaper for long enough to be able to tell the newspapers of Iowa what this new de- Chorles City Briefs Cpl. Lester Beaver left for Fort Riley, Kans., : after spending a 20- day furlough at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs'.-Hoy Beaver of Charles City. Cpl. Beaver has been in service 2 years, 20 months in the Aleutians. He has a good conduct medal, a citation medal from the president and a medal for battle in the Asiatic theater. J St. Margaret's guild of Grace I .Episcopal church met with Mrs. H. B. Olds, with a large attendance. The evening was spent in making dish towels for the guild hall. Plans were made to hold the first family night, Jan. 26, at which "time the new room will be opened. recreation as instructor in the B-24 ground engineering school. The Baptist Women's Missionary Society was to meet at the church Thursday at 7:30 p. m. Mrs. Ona Steel was to lead in devotions. The program was to be in charge of Mrs. J. E. Salsbury. Hostesses were to be Mrs. Freda Chenette, Mrs. Edwin Lusk and Mrs. Frank DeWald. Mrs. Alfred Idso left Wednesday for Moline, 111., in the interest of the International Auxiliaries of the C. W. A. The Carnation club was to meet Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Max Hipley, 1307 North Grand avenue, with Mrs. Mike Long as assisting hostess. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lockhart of Sioux Falls, S. Dak., spent the weekend with the L. J. Lockhart family in Charles City. Mr. and Mrs..Barton Townsend of Mason City, formerly of Charles City are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 22 at Park hospital, Mason City. Births at the Cedar Valley hospital here included a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Hill, and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Meyer. Mrs. Augusta Joachim, mother of Mrs. A. E. Kemp, celebrated her Japanese-controlled Manila force and then "It was easy to walk on Manila streets because I wore a uniform." Her husband was employed as a detective and her son Boots, too young to join the army, became a policeman. For 60 pesos ($30 U. S. pre-war) Mrs. Acosta worked in the fingerprint detail in charge of "the dead body cases to harden myself." This work, she said, gave her an insight into Japanese "barbarity." She added "They have a law in Japan calling for a penalty greater than death. I saw cases of torture worse than any of the medieval era or the Spanish inquisition. "They would rip off finger nails of victims one by one and then break each finger. They stabbec victims with bamboo stakes am bayonets and beat their bodies until nothing was left but pulp but there was life still in the bodies." URGES FARMERS TO BOOST FLAX AAA Says Adverse War Situation Is Reason Garner--Hancock county farmers are being asked to plant 2,800 acres of flax in 1945, according to Alfred Josten, Hancock county Triple A chairman. Explaining the increase in goals Joslen said, "The adverse war situation has made it necessary to produce more flax for vital war needs." « Five dollars per acre will be paid to farmers up to the number of acres fixed by local committees on individual farms. Mr. Josten says the recent crop insurance bill provides flax insurance which will lessen the risk to farmers. FLYING FORT SNOWED UNDER--An overnight snowf all covers a U. S. Flying Fortress at a base in the ETO. An hour later the plane was in the sky, on a bombing mission. vice may mean to them, what they may expect from it, and how it can and cannot practicably be used for news," Director Schramm suggested. He advised consideration of a 'co-operative" course in journalism, which would send the student at the end of his 3rd year to spend one or more semesters or summers working in a newspaper or magazine office, a radio news room, or an advertising agency. There also exists the possibility of training for printing executives Such training, he said, is not available nearer than Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pa. When the school of journalism gets new quarters in the proposet AMERICAN SAFE BEHIND LINES Mother, Children Fought Japs for Two Years Gen. MacArthur's Headquar- ers, Luzon, Jan. 23--(Delayed)-/P)--A 42 year old American mother and her daughter and son vho remained in Manila during 2 Word has been received by S. r Sgt. Donald C. Bonsall that he has recently been moved to Camp At- Scrap iron from battlefields ' abroad is no longer shipped back to this country. RUPTURE SHIELD'-EXPERT, H. L. HOFFMANN of Minneapolis, Minnesota, will demonstrate, without charge, his "Rupture Shields" in Mason City, Iowa, at Hotel Hanford, on Saturday, Jan. 27th, From 10 A. M. to 4 P. M. Please come early. Evenings by appoint. ment. I have specialized in the field of Rupture Shield service since 1928. I have fitted thousands of cases in the United States during this time. · There are many of my satisfied customers right here in your community. f;? CAUTION: If neglected, rupture may cause weakness, backache, nervousness, stomach and gas pains. People having large ruptures, which have returned after surgical operations or injection treatments, are especially invited. "If you want it done right, don't experiment. See Hoffmann." If unable to see him at this time address: HOFFMANN'S SURGICAL APPLIANCE CO. 315 Masonic Temple Minneapolis, Minn. 74th birthday Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kemp here. A birthday dinner was given in her honor, a number of friends and out of town relatives being present. Mrs. Joachim was presented with 3 birthday cakes. The Alta Vista Ladies Aid society had a birthday card shower on her, Alta Vista being her former home. Iowa Doctor to Marry Overseas By FRANK MILES W i t h the 5th Army in Italy, Jan. 24, (I. D. P. A. )--Lt Marcella Fitzgerald of Wheeling, W. Va., an attractive army nurse, told me she and Lt. Glen Cox, an army doctor from Ames will be married as soon as official approval comes through. Her failure to put down her rank and serial number on the request form had caused a delay. "I guess I was a bit nervous," she smiled. The couple, both on duty in Italy, plan to make their home in Ames after the war. At the time I was introduced to Lt. Fitzgerald, 1 met Lt. M a r y Flynn, Sheffield and formerly of Coif ax, a pretty army nurse, who said she and a New Yorker were betrothed. Both nurses had been overseas more than 2 years. communications center, Director Schramm plans a Hall of Iowa Journalism, with historic ^presse and other equipment, copies o h i s t o r i c newspapers, microfilm files of all Iowa papers, and pic tures of famous Iowa newspaper men. "Although the technique scientific readership surveys was developed on the Iowa campus b George Gallup, we still know litt! about the · readership of weekl newspapers and there is no ver easy and inexpensive way for an Iowa newspaper to use this scien tific tool. We should stand ready i the future to make such a surve for any Iowa paper," Directo Schramm declared. Short courses will be in great demand when newspaper men return from the war and such courses should be given more frequently and in different parts of the state', even if it means reorganizing or re-equipping the school for such extension of service, he said. years of the Japanese occupation were flown to safety inside U. S. lines Wednesday after being in refuge with Filipino guerrillas during the past 6 months.' She is Mrs. Irallne Punning Acosta, of Milwaukee, Wis., wife of Manila-born Darmo Acosta, a Mestizo motion picture actor before the war twisted his career, first to that of a detective in the Manila police force and now a guerrilla chief. Mrs. Acosta, wearing army shoes, khaki trousers and shirt and an officer's overs eac cap, as well as typically feminine touches of rouge and lipstick, related the bizarre adventures of her family during the- Japanese occupation-events as strange as any she once wrote as a Hollywood free-lance scenario writer. After the fall of Manila Jan. 2, 1942, Mrs. Acosta said she hid In the city hall for 3 months with her daughter Dolly, now 15, and her son Boots, 18. She said she'passed as a Spanish Mestiza whom the Japanese did not molest. An application she had made for police work led to her appointment as a policewoman oh the BUILDING FUND PASSES $10,000 Garner -- Dr. E. H. Phi Flips, chairman of the American Legion memorial building committee, reports that $10,347 had been donated for the building fund as of close of business Jan. 17. This sum represented the gifts of 87 donors. The "One Thousand Men Plan" drive is now under way and reports thus far are encouraging. Under the plan it is hoped that 1,000 people in the community will be contacted for their donations which can be extended over a period of 2 years. QUITS POSITION , Garner--Miss Madelon Moe has resigned her position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Detroit and will arrive home this weekend to spend several weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chet Moe. Heart Attack Takes Hampton Housewife Hampton--Mrs. J. H. Sherer, 77, died suddenly at her home at 1 a. m. Wednesday of a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 2:15 p. m. Friday at the Johnson funeral home and at 2:30 at the Methodist church with the Hev. W. C. Clewworth in charge and burial at Hampton. Mrs. Sherer was born in Wisconsin and came to Franklin county as a child with her parents. She resided on a farm until her husband's retirement a few years ago, when they moved to Hampton. She is survived by her husbana, 6 children, Mrs. Ed Christensen, Mrs. Ray V. Hobson, Mrs. Tony Herman, Mrs. Forrest Murphy, and Will Sherer, all of Hampton, and Mrs. Albert Fredericks of Geneva; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Dorsey, Hansell, and Mrs. David Street, Sturgeon Lake, Minn.; one brother, Allison Kibbe, Hansell; 22 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A son, Roy, preceded her in death. . Municipal Airports Discussed at Parley Cresco--Municipal airports was the topic of discussion at a meet- i n g - o f . the Cresco Chamber of Commerce Monday evening. Representatives of the Pure Oil Co.; Donald Heng, manager and Frank Tokarz, aviation representative for the state of Iowa, both of Des Moines, were introduced by the Chamber of Commerce president, Hammond. It was not decided vhether or not Cresco will have an airport. I renewed acquaintance the same day with Lt. Col. Gordon A. Hittenmark of Washington, D. C., a product of Pomeroy, who made a great n a m e for himself in the radio and advertising fields before entering the army in October o: 1940. He attended Drake university 3 years. Mrs. Hittenmark lives in Falls Church, Va., and the colonel's mother, Mrs. Cora Heath resides on a farm between Storm Lake and Newell. Rake--Ensign and Mrs. Earle ianselman and Earle, Jr., of Boson, Mass., were overnight guests at the parental Mrs. Bertha Nelson icme Monday. They are spending a leave at the parental Mrs. Anna Sanselman home at Luverne. Fol- .owing his leave he will, return to duty and Mrs. Hanselman and son will make their home with her mother, Mrs. Bertha Nelson. Shortly afterward I talked with Lts. James H. Short, Sioux City, and Dwayne Narigon, Villisca, both of the 133rd infantry, who had just returned from 30 day furloughs at home. "Iowa looked wonderful--we love it more than ever," they agreed. Lt. Short had fun making Lt. Charles Murphy, Sioux City, of the 9Ist division, "comfortable" by telling him all about the pleasure he enjoyed in Iowa. Edward E. Hinrich, Waverly; Staff Sgt. James E. Trimmer, Glenwood; 1st Sgt. Donald C. Gilliland, Centerville; Staff Sgt. Paul E. Stinemates, Willisca; Sgt. Ivo P. Berg, Harcourt; Sgt. Richard E. Busser, Cherokee; Sgt. Paul R. Fuller, Des Moines; Pfc.'William N. Bemm, Des Moines; Pfc. Paul F. Grose, Tingley; Staff Sgt. Donald J. Gadbury, Ft. Dodge, all of the 34th division and have been overseas more than 30 months. Every one had seen action and many have been decorated. Maj. Leroy H. Larsen, Rockwell City, of the 92nd "Buffalo" division and Pfc. Kenneth C. Rish, Clear Lake, of the 85th "Custer" division of the 5th army, have been awarded the bronze star for heroic achievement in action. Iowa soldiers among those of the 5th army who sent Christmas greetings through the public relations section to home folks were: Master Sgt. Fred Gatton, Leon; Staff Sgt. Russell T. Johnson, Des Moines; Staff Sgt. Merle F. Rogers, Des Moines; Staff Sgt. Kenneth H. Evans, Sioux City; Cpl. Robert Plotz, Cedar Rapids; Sgt. Reynolds J. O'Connor, Winthrop; Cpl. Edwin Dengler, Davenport; Pfc. Harold Peterson, Modale, and Pvt. Louis Wehrli, Council Bluffs. The 5th army announces these lowans returning home on 30 day furloughs: Sgt. Lonnie E. Lucia, DCS Moines; Cpl. Leonard F. Otte, Ft. Madison; Staff Sgt. Clyde W. Faugh, Winterset; Staff Sgt. Robert F. Current, Mt» Vernon; Cpl. A high ranking, widely known Iowa army officer on duty in Italy has confided in your reporter that he and.a London woman plan to be married in 1945--as soon as a certain battle with the nazis is won by the allied forces. It had quit raining in North Italy when this was written-snow was falling in high wind-creating more "Hitler weather." WARM COATS FOR GIRLS Keep warm as toast in the wintry winds . . . you'll love these yummy coats, tailored just for you. /C. A. Solly . . . tweed fleece coat and legging set. Box style coat, double breasted, velvet. Leggings have zipper cuffs. Real warmth for winter. Aqua or brown. Sizes 7 to 12. 16.90 B. Susie . . . Kitten's Ear fleece boy coat All wool fabric, soft and warm. Wear it now and for early spring. In brown, red, or navy. Girls' sizes 7 to 12. 19.90 j C. Alice . . . Junior-Hi Chesterfield fleece coat. All wool, single breasted rounded lapels. Distinctive tailoring for the young set. In red, gray or navy. Sizes 10 to 16. 22.50 --Girls' Coats, First Floor YOUNKERS FEDERAL AND FIRST STREET S. E. MASON CITY

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