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January 25, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 10

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10 THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1945 MASON CITY CLOSET-GAZETTE State Finds Hasty War Marriages Lead to Quick Dworc^s SEES 1944 PEAK OF BROKEN VOWS Fourth of Divorcees Wed Since Dec. 7, !94I Des Moines, (fh -- One out at every 4 couples divorced in Iowa last .year had been married since the war began. That was disclosed Thursday in figures from the state health department, which added this observation: . "The frequent- hastiness of war marriages appears to be a leading factor in causing many of these quick divorces." The department reported that of. the-5,843 divorces in the state last year; i;478 were couples who went to the altar, during or since December,' 1941. There were 15,102. marriages -in Iowa during 1944. ' : ' ; , ' -.: ..' : . . The department said the 1944 percentage was the peak in a trend which has been going up since the war began. In 1942, 306 or 6 per cent .of the.4,708 divorces involved 'couples married during the war. In 1943, the figures were 851 or 16 per cent out of 5,220. / For the 'entire.period from December,'. 1941,-through; December 1944,. the ^department reportet 16,105 - divorces, · q£ -.which 2,635 went to-, couples married during the war. There were 42,964 marriages-during the period. Ice Cave Creamery Co. Has Annual Election Decorah--P. E. Gavle and Arthu Evenrud to fill vacancies, an Anund Bleka and Arthur Elling son,- whose terms expire, wer elected to the board of directors o Decorah Farmers' Ice Cave Cream ery company at the annual meet ing. Hold-over directors are Ar thur Husen, Torkel Martinson John B. Jaastad, Martin Larson Ben Engen, Otto Neste, F. O Smorstad and Sam Hanson. Th board re-elected the former offi cers--Arthur Elliriggon; presiden F. O. Smorstad, vice presiden president; Henry Lubke, secretary manager; · Arthur G. Solhein treasurer and N. M. Larson, but termaker. flREIWEN PLAN. BALL Bancroft--The new ' fire trucl has arrived and a trial run is t be made in a few days. The firemen' decided to have a firemen' benefit ball Jan. 31 at the Bancrof Legion hall. . · Kanawha--Word has been received that Cpl. ; Homer Miller wa wounded in action in France on Dec. 19 and was awarded th purple heart. "He suffered a le wound and has been hospitalizec Cpl. Miller is a brother of Mrs A. C. Olson of Kanawha. Ackley--Mr., and Mrs. Hanne- Willems and daughter, Audry, ar moving to Ackley from their farm southeast of Ackley the first o February, and will occupy th Brass residence property on Fir avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Boe man .will tenant the 'Willems farm. . ' HERE and THERE BACK TO DUTY -- Gordon E. Rentz of Britt has returned to Norfolk,' Va., for further navy assignment after a 30 day leave in Mason-'City with the J. C. Humistou- family and friends. He served 20 mouths overseas on an L.S.T. and took, part in the.invasions of North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. GARNER GUNNER AWARDED MEDAL S.Sgt. Coll Flies Over, 175 Bombing Missions 15th AAF in Italy--S./Sgt. ~Dean li. Goll, 19, 'of Garner, Iowa, was recently awarded the air medal 'for meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy," it was announced by loth army air force headquarters. A ball turret gunner with a bomber crew, Sgt. Goll is stationed in Italy 'with a veteran B-24 Liberator squadron that has flown more than 175 long-range bombing missions against key supply and production installations throughout German-occupied Europe. · Sgt. Goll graduated from Garner high schoofc in 1942, and he was a student at Waldorf Junior college before he entered the air corps Sept 16, 1943. He attended aerial gunnery school at Tyndall Field, Fla., and he was stationed at Langley Field, Va., prior to his assignment to combat.duty with the loth air force overseas. Rake -- Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hove are the parents of a son born Jan. 20 at the Dolmage hospital in Buffalo Center. Lyle, Minn.--Mr. and Mrs. Loie Howard are the. proud parents of a son born Jan. 21. Greene.-- Mrs. Rose Yaw of Greene received a telephone message from her daughter and husband, Lt. and Mrs. D. H. Duffield, at San Angelo, Texas, stating they are the parents of a daughter born Jan. 21. Lt. Duffield's parents^ Mr. and Mrs. Harold Duffield, expect to leave this week for San Angelo. Manly--It has been announced by the United Service Women of Manly that the cook books which that organization is sponsoring are now. ready. Anyone interested, contact Mrs. Al Schwartz or Mrs. Ole Garnass. Plymouth--J. L. Stevens, former, secretary of the Farmers Mutual Insurance company, is trying to adjust himself to a retired life at home. He was with the insurance company for 40 years. Chester--Mrs. J. Derr spent a couple of days with her daughter, Mrs. Don Sattler, in Austin Minn. ' . Rake--Sgt. and Mrs. Harold Engebritson returned to Laredo Texas, after spending his furlough with relatives here and at Kiester and Scarville. i I/yle. Minn. -- Mr. and Mrs Thorvald Hanson and girls of St Ansgar. - Mrs. Mads Nelson o Mora, Mrs. Esther Jorgenson am_ girls and Mr. and Mrs. La Vern Leidal and Bruce were recen guests at the Rudolph Hauglan home. Rake--Mrs. Amanda Heath re turned Tuesday to Worthington Minn., where she will visit he sister for a couple of months be fore returning to her home a Lansford, N. Dak. She spent th past month visiting at the home of her sons, Harry and Gle Heath, and families. Carpenter--Mrs. Sherman Bite and son, Thomas, Arkansas, Wis returned home after a visit wit relatives and friends. Mrs. Bites was a jormer',resident here. Rake --Mrs. Edith Wetzel am Mrs. William Taylor and Kare. left for San Francisco, Cal., afte spending the past couple months Rake--Major and Mrs. M. O. Nesheim, Paul and Johnnie, arrived at the home of .their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Nesheim and Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Russ, and fam- lies from Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Major Nesheim has been transferred and left Monday evening for California. Mrs. Nesheim and children will make their home with her parents; Dr. and Mrs. Russ, for an indefinite time. at the parental home and with A. V. Jagersoi other relatives here. Mrs. Orion Jagerson of Rak accompanied' them to Californi for a few weeks' visit. Haulontowii -- Seaman 2/c and Irs. Louis Westfall of Williams- urg, Va., arrived Monday to pend a 13 day leave with Mrs. Vestfall's parents, Mr,: and Mrs. V. T. Russell arid her brother-in- aw and. sister, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dickson' of Nora Springs. Allison -- Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Dailey received word that their laughter, Lorraine, who is taking adet nursing training at Sioux City, submitted to an operation or appendicitis at Mercy hospital, lioux City, Monday. Clarksville -- Mrs. Lola Bergen £ Waterloo and her son, Jake Jergen, storekeeper 3/c, Ft. Lau- erdale, Fla., visited her sister, Mrs. H. G. Lodge. Alta Vista--Mrs. Ray Webb received word Monday that her hus- jand, Fvt. Raymond Webb, is now somewhere in England. Coulter -- Mrs. Russell Freese and son, Russell Freese, Jr., left Monday for Newark, N. J., where she will spend 2 months with her parents. ' · Sheffield--Mrs. Orville Endriss and son, Jimmy, are visiting her mother, Mrs. Charles Lewis, Rockfprd, HI. Lyle, Minn. -- Mrs. Marie Jorgenson of Austin, Minn., is spending this week at the G. T. and Esther Jorgenson home. Rake -- Mrs. Rudy Carlson received word that her husband, Cpl. Rudy Carlson arrived in England. Mrs. William Allred also has been notified that her husband, 1st Sgt. Allred is in England. They 'are in the same company in the army. St. Ansgar--Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fleming and 2 children moved into the August F. 'Hollatz residence. Airs. Hollatz has stored her household goods and will live for the present with her daughter, Mrs. William Ruebe and family at Otranto. Clarksville--Pvt. "Clifford Lindley of Aberdeen, Md., is spending a furlough with his wife and little daughter and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Lindley. Coulter--Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Borcherding visited their daughter, Mrs. Alvin Hansen, at Onalaska, Wis., recently. Mr. Borcherding is manager of the Farmers Grain and Coal company in Coulter. Clarion--Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Miller received word that their daughter, Cpl. H a z e l Ballou, WAVE,.has landed safely in New Guinea.! MISSING--Mrs. A. F. Trettin of Rockford received word that her son, S. Sgt Walter W. Trettin, 23, was inissine in action over Germany since Dec.- 24. He was top gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress a n d was recently awarded the air medal in England. He entered the A. A. F. Jan. 8, 1942, and went oversea in September, 1944. His last letter was dated Dec. 23. Riceville--Mrs. Al PorstmaJS and sons,- John and Robert of Cedar Rapids,,are visiting at the parental John Roche home and with her brother, Lt. Paul Roche, home on furlough from Camp McCall, N. Car. Meetings Of North Iowa Organizations DECORAH--Mmes. Fern Griffith, Ida Olson, Grace Glover and Effie Lofstuen will be hostesses Tuesday afternoon when the past noble grands club meets at the I. O. O. F. hall. BELMOND -- Junior Women's club was to meet Thursday night with Mrs. Gladys Faris. GARNER--The Rebekah circle will meet Friday at the home of Mrs. V. P. Casperson. MANLY--Mrs. JU 'Blattspieler will be hostess to the Past Matrons' club at her home Wednesday. CLARION--Newly elected officers of the Amiga circle are Mrs Gertrude Pardun, president; Miss Mae Morton, vicff president; Mrs Leo Littlefield, secretary-treasurer, and Mrs. Harvey Johnson reporter. MANLY--Mrs. Delia Heiny will entertain the L i b r a r y Benefil Bridge club at her home Tuesday B E L M O N D -- St. Elizatuth's Study club was to meet Thursday with Mrs. Gertrude Johnson. GARNER--The Past Presidents club of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet- Friday evening with Mrs. Chet Rice hostess. MANLY--Mrs. J. C. Bride and Mrs. Ted Lindstrom will be'joint hostesses to the Rose Hill circle at the Bride home Friday evening. SCARVILLE -- The Immanuel Ladies Aid was to be entertained in the church parlors Thursday afternoon. RICEVILLE --The Busy Builders class of the Congregational church was to meet Thursday at the Emil Zidlicky home. NASHUA--The annual firemen's ; dance" will be held at the Nashua opera house Monday, Feb. 5. NEW OFF FACE STRAWS Be a step ahead of the first robin. These early spring arrivals are as fresh as the flower trims that adorn them. Black and colors. $ 5 FIRE DESTROYS FARM RESIDENCE Rodenbeck Home Near Bnstow a Total Loss Brislow--The large farm home of Oscar Rodenbeck a mile anc three-quarters north of Bristow was completely destroyed by fire at 2 ~p. m. Wednesday causing a loss estimated in excess of $6,000 The fire originated in some unknown manner in the attic while the men of. the household were away. Mrs. Rodenbeck was in the house at the time but did no know of the fire until a neighbo came inland told her flames wer coming out of the top of the house. Fire trucks from Allison and Dumont were called and firemen fought the flames as best they could with chemicals. No water was available except such as could be provided by. a bucket brigade. The household furnishings on the first floor were saved but everything on the second floor was lost. Other, nearby farn buildings were saved. The farm home, one of the largest in this part of the country, was just modernized last summer. TITONKA Gl IN BELGIUM KILLED James Garr One of 5 Brothers in Service Titonka--Mr. and Mrs. Alan Carr of Titonka received won from the war department Monday tha't their son James was killed in Belgium Jan. 4. He was one of Carr brothers in the service. Robert of the army is visitin his wife in Sioux City at thi time; Hugh is in the navy sta tioned at Pearl Harbor; Dorinie in the navy and had been home o leave, leaving here Saturday; Mar cus is in the army and has jus gone overseas. A son-in-law o the Carrs, Elroy Hatten. arrive home last week after being in th navy in the Pacific area for.nearl 2 years. James went overseas in Janu ary, 1944. "He was in England, the in France and had been in'Ger many. He was with the army tha lad been forced back into Bel ;ium. Memorial services will be he: at the Methodist church: in T GI'S OVERCOME AP FORTRESS lowans in Battalion Help Take Stronghold Lnveme^-Pfc. Leslie Kubly, son f Mr and Mrs. Jake Kubly, formerly of Luverne, now living hear oldfield, is with an infantry di- ision which took part in a'bloody attle : in the Philippines recently. The battalion -tested and bver- ame the fortifications the hard /ay. Members fought through oncentrated Jap fire along the pproaching trail; and on the out- drts of town began.to d r a w murderous fire from a star shaped roup of fortifications which had leen camouflaged to look like Fili- iino houses. During the night Americans hrew. everything they had into he Jap fort. At dawn these owans and their fellow infantry- nen fixed bayonets and charged. Vhen it was all over, more than :0 dead Japs were found in the ort and hundreds of Jap bodies ay in the network of trenches to he rear. , s Forty-one machine guns and other automatic weapons were captured and 40 trucks destroyed n the assault. Another lowan who helped capture, the fortifications was Pfc. Charles S. Kelley, Humboldt. Fvt. Kubly is a nephew of Henry Kubly, Luverne. He has been in the service 3 years last June and has never had a furlough. 3,250 Autos Licensed in Hancock This Year Garner--County-Treasurer Roy L. McMillin reports that his offici has issued 3,250 passenger car li censes thus far this year. Las year the -treasurer's office issuec about 4,100 licenses which woul indicate that there are about 80' car owners who have not yet ap plied for their 1945 license. Pen allies attach Feb. 1. Manly--Mrs. John Holland o Waverly came last week for .a extended visit in the home of he daughter, Mrs. Al Schwartz. tonka next Sunday afternoon his honor. The Carrs have 4.more boys a home, the oldest of therii is Alan in high school. The father, is a son of the lat J. B. Carr, former clerk of cour in Kossuth county. The father the local Standard Oil-agent. ON F U R L O U G H HOME Wearing 3 battle stars for combat in the Pacific area, Cpl. Floyd Russell arrived at Hanlontown on a 21 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Russell. He has been overseas 28 months and saw action at Munda, Guadalcanal and New Guinea. While overseas he underwent an operation for removal of a cyst from.his back. He has had 6 attacks of malaria. Not lour ago- Floyd was the subject of a news "release from headquarters of the.43rd division In which his infectious good humor was commended as an aid to the morale of his outfit. DUMQNT SOLDIER LISTED MISSING Dnmont--Mrs. Warren D. Hardy received an official communique Tuesday evening stating that her husband, Lt. r Hardy, was missing in action since Dec. 19. Lt. Hardy was with the 9th armored division and has been in service nearly 3 years. He went overseas last August. His wife received a letter from him that morning written Dec. 15. He was in Luxembourg. Mrs. Hardy and daughter are staying at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Anderson. Lt: Hardy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hardy of Greene. LAST HONORS TO ALT A VIST A G, I, Pfc. Jerome Freidhof Memorial Rites Held Alta Vista--Memorial services for Pfc. Jerome Freidhof, who was killed in action in Belgium Dec. 25, were held at St. Bernard's Catholic; church Wednesday. A solemn requiem high mass was read. The Hev. Father J. F. Wiehl,; pastor, was celebrant, the Rev.' Ronald Axen of Elma, deacon, and; the Rev. Ed O'Donnell of Elmn was sub-deacon. The American Legion posts o£ New Hampton and. Elma were represented. The Catholic Foresters, of which the young, soldier was a member, also marched in the procession. : Young. Freidhof entered the service in November, 1941, w injure*d during the invasion of France, received the purple hearl and after being hospitalized in England for about 3 months was returned to active duty in October last year. · He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Freidhof, 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Lentz of Alt; Vista, Mrs. Louis Schmitt o Marble Hock, 4 brothers, Adrian Fabian, Cyrus and Robert, all a home. AH places "of business wer closed during the memorial. Auto Stolen at Britt Found at Centerville Garner--Hancock County'Sher iff L. M. Brower and Treasure Roy L. McMillin drove to Center ville Wednesday to claim, a ca which was stolen recently iron H. L, Ryerson of Britt. The youtl who stole the car was apprehend ed when he tried to secure a trans fer at the county treasurer's offic at Centerville. Mr. Ryerson accompanied the 2. officials to driv his car back. AUNT DIES Clarksville--Mrs. Myrtle Markle has received word that her aunt, Mrs. S. P. Worley of Sulphur, Okla., had. died Saturday. She will be remembered in'Clarksville as Lizzie Pauley. " ' * ". " Hutchins--Mr. and Mrs. Orvili Nelson, Clarice, Junior and Joai visited at the home of Mrs..Neson's sister, Mrs. Lawrence Nexetfi at Renwick. Cold PnpaioUHi*jifidinicte^ Service Optical Glasses Are Good Glasses GIVEN CITATION BY EISENHOWER Algona Soldier With Unit at D-Day Landing Algona--Pfc. Fireman J. Laing, Jr., has been awarded a citation from General Eisenhower which he sent to his parents last week for safe keeping till after the war. He is with the 149th combat engineers and the entire company was given citation for work done on D-day in landing operations and for clearing a beach of land mines so the infantry could advance. He wrote that he is not now in combat but operates a crane in Normandy, that he had besn living in a tent but was stationed at the time he wrote in a castle with huge rooms and beautiful chandeliers. The first L.L.D. of Harvard college was conferred on Professor John -Winlhrop.in 1773 . Forest City Resident Dies; Funeral Friday Forest City -- Funeral services for Ralph William Fogue, 69, who died Tuesday night from heart trouble, will be held at the Ellington Lutheran church Friday afternoon. The Rev. Benjamin Coltvet will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ralph, son of James R. Fogue was born at Vermilion, S. Dak., and moved with his parents to this community at an early age. In 1900 he was married to Annie Olson. They lived .ui Ellington township until a year ago when Mr. Fogue's health failed. Surviving are his wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. Cora Madsen of St. Paul. Minn., Mrs. Gladys Durant and Mrs. Fern Manson of Leland, one son, Norris, J., who is with the army in Europe, one brother, George Fogue of Minneapolis, 4 sisters, Mrs. Ida Larson of Garner; Mrs. Clara Shields of Garwin, Mrs. Emma Johnston of Garner and Mrs. Dora Kudej of Yakjma, Wash. TWOSOMES SOLD Gotdficld--Two properties have have, changed owners here the past week. Howard Jones purchased the cottage owned by Earl Anderson and recently vacated by the Earl Hasbrouck family. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Folkedahl sold the cottage rented by the George Abbas family to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Larson. The Larson family plan to move from the farm in another year and will make Goldfield their home. The average telephone pole was a tree 60 years old when harvested. This rimless style is one of our many styles in mountings. Drop in and let us show you a smart modern style. *» A Registered Optometrist in charge of Eye Examinations. · We have stores in 14 key Iowa cities to better serve all Iowa. · We grind our own lenses, and operate , our own laboratories and pass the [ savings on to you. · We have rimmed and rimless styles and straight-bar, top- rim, ful-vue, shock-proof Mountings. A style for every shaped face. Either single vision or bifocal Lenses. 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