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January 26, 1945

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^^ FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1945 KIWANIANS ON KGLO FORUM Patton, Hughes Give Service Club Story The service, dub is one of the distinctive features o£ the American scene. Every weekday noon in our largest cities, small towiis and grass : root localities, groups of business and professional men me«t lor lunch. Tons of food are consumed and millions of hours are spent in conversation and discussion. Thousands of speakers present an endless range of subjects. Is the time well spent? ; In a KGLO Forum broadcast on "The Service Club--Guardian of Democracy," Roger Patton, president of the Mason. City Kiwanis club, answered this ' question Thursday evening. He was interviewed by W. J. Hughes, chairman of the club's educational committee. · Kiwanis began in Detroit 30 years a«o. It is not the oldest nor the largest service organization, but its activities are typical of the entire service club movement. One hundred and thirty-nine thousand business and professional men comprise the membershio of our 2,250 Kiwanis clubs in the United States, and Canada. Thirteen thousand members are in military service. Kiwanis is a coined name of Indian derivation. Originally it had no meaning. But 30 years have given the name Kiwanis a definite association in' the public mind with community service and good citizenship, Patton said. "Kiwanis clubs are SERVICE clubs, not luncheon clubs or fork and knife clubs," the president stated. "The fellowship of the weekly meetings encourages cooperative effort in programs of service to underprivileged children and normal boys and girls In promotion of higher business standards, in support of churches ln : thelr spiritual aims, in activity in public affairs and in home | front -war effort. '·The motto oE Kiwanis International is 'We Build,' and the constitutional objects for which I [clubs exist are: To give primacy ; to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life; to encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule; to promote higher social, business and professional standards; to develop t more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship; to build Better communities; and to create i sound public opinion. "Kiwanis International believes that 1945 will be a year of unsurpassed opportunities for service i;clubs, 1 ' Patton concluded. "Our ^administrative theme is: "Win the ^War--Build for Peace." Our 2.250 I clubs and 139,000 Kiwanians will .; accelerate their war services to [jhasten total victory, and through forums and public discussions will ;,bring their influence to bear for a ijust and permanent peace." Mrs. Florence Vittetoe, 73, Dies After Illness Mrs. Florence Estelle Vittetoe 73, 18 7th N. W., died at a locai hospital Friday morning after a short illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Patterson funeral home. She was born May 15, 1871, in Wisconsin and had lived in Mason COy 50 years. She was a member of the Congregational church. Several nieces and nephews survive. The Patterson funeral home is in charge. . . SKILLFUL SHOE REPAIRING Pick-up and Delivery Phone 788 or 789 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ii Brownout" Scheduled for Feb. 1 War requirements have created a shortage in the'supply of coal and other fuels and in order to save fuels used in the generation o£ electricity by prohibiting certain unnecessary uses ot electricity, a nation wide brownout will be in force Feb. 1, according to word received by the p}\C. E. company, Mayor Bay E. Pauley and other officials of the city. ' · The P. G. E. is 'complying with the order in the interest of saving fuel in the face of 'an impending coal shortage, according to C. E. Strickland, manager of the local company, i The secretary of thfc interior has reported to the president that requirements for coal in 1943 totaled 623 million tons, against a production of 590,177,000 tons. In 1944 requirements were 621 million tons against a production- of 620 million. It is estimated that during 1945 bituminous coal requirements will be 620,000,000 tons while only 580,000,000'tons will be produced. · It is estimated that during 1945 not more than 390,000 miners will be available. A stockpile of 77 million tons on April 1, 1943, will be reduced by April 1, 1945, to approximately 40 million tons, which represents a 22 day supply. The order prohibits all outdoor advertising and promotional lighting, ornamental lighting, show window lighting, street lighting in excess of amount for public safety and allows only 0 watts for each marquee. Plan Union Memorial Church Program for Sunday Night at 8 The trustees of the Union Memorial Methodist church, 610 4th N. E., will sponsor a special program at the church Sunday evening at 8 o'clock, the Rev. Jordan Ray, pastor, announced Friday. Percy Parker will be master of ceremonies lor this program', which will consist of musical numbers; readings and brief talks. Music will be provided by the junior choir. Miss Esther Walls will speak, representing the youth of the church. A cornet solo will be played by Tyler Stewart, Jr., an instrumental solo by Miss Gwendolyn Moore, Manly, and a cornet solo by Miss June Moore, Manly. There will be a'song by the Saunders. The program will then include remarks by Horace Spencer, a song by the St. John's Baptist church trio, Lola Mae Cheadom, Leoto Cheadom and Doris Bennett. A duet will be presented by Mrs. Felix Parker and son, Jerry, a reading by Miss Patricia Smith, a solo by Mrs. William Wiggington and remarks by Howard Brown. Made Airplane Trip to See Navy Son in Hospital in Texas Ole Reierson, Mason City, is back from an airplane trip to Fort Worth, Tex., where he visited his son, Harold W. Reierson. petty officer 1/c, hospitalized there since Thanksgiving day. Mr. Reierson states that his son is getting along fine and may be iome in 3 or 4 more weeks. Harold asked that his father greet all his friends here and to thank those who had remembered him with packages. Mr. Reierson was accompanied lo Texas by his, son, Henry, both leaving by plane from Minneapolis, Minn. Funeral Services for Thomas Lynch Saturday Funeral services for Thomas Francis Lynch will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Patterson funeral home with Doctor Marvin B. Kober of the First Methodist church officiating and burial in Elmwood cemetery. The Patterson funeral home is in charge of arrangements JUST R E C E I V E D ! Men's All Rubber OVERSHOES 5 BUCKLE They're genuine GOODYEAR overshoes . . . first quality. Overshoes like'these are available m very small quantities. Shipments are not large . . . and so we suggest ·· that you make your purchase early! 105 NORTH FEDERAL State Guardsmen to Get Service Bars at Drill Importance of Guard . . Pointed Out by Commanding Officer . Service bars will be presented Monday night at regular drill time at the armory to members of Company E of the Iowa state guard who have completed 3 years and 2 years of service, according to Capt. Leslie "Whipple, in command. Receiving 3 year service bars are 1st Sgt.' Frank Schoben, Sgt. Alva C. Edwards, Cpl. Ralph D Rowley. Capt. Whipple and Lt Glen J. Berg. Two year service bars go to S/Sgt. Arnold D. Tilton, Sgt. Harold E. Boettcher, Sgt. George C Mathews, Cpl. Merton W. Wiggins, Cpl. Conrad L. Olson and T/5 Hubert A. Thorson. "The need for an efficient and well trained state guard is of the utmost importance, in the war departments program for the inter-* nal security of this state and nation," states U. Col. Courtney P Young, commanding officer, district No. 2, of the 7th service com mand, United States army. Col. Young commended the Iowa state guard on the fine military organization being maintained in this state. He also added that the officers and men of the Iowa state guard were entitled to 'congratulations upon the completion of their 3 years of patr"~" service to their state and nativn. "The war department expects in the very near future, to have the state guard completely equippec in a manner which will enable i to handle any emergency," statec Col. Young. "Recruits are needed for the state guard. Those at home can perform a patriotic service by enlist ing-in their state guard," remarked Col. Young. "We of the 7th service command, U. S. army, offer our services in any manner possible to aic the Iowa state guard in maintaining the fine record and reputation which it has built up in the past.' CAPT LESLIE WHIPPLE Montanan Sentenced to 6 Months for Vagrancy Reinhart John 'Opp, Fallon, Mont., was sentenced to 6 months in the county jail in police court Friday morning on a charge of vagrancy. Opp was arrested · Friday at 12:30 a. m. at 4th and S. Federal. Anthony H. McGee, 809 E State forfeited 510 bond on an intoxication charge. McGee was arrested at 2:45 a. m. Friday at 16 1st S. W. Two Generals Receive Clark Field Airstrips for Happy Birthdays General MacArthur's Headquarters, Philippines, VP)-_Spearheading American infantrymen oh Luzon island presented Clark field, one of the greatest single military prizes in the Philippines, as : birthday present Friday to Gen Douglas MacArthui- and Lt. Gen Walter Krueger. Friday is Mac Arthur's 65th birthday, and the 64th for Krueger, commander of the 6th army. The 2 generals celebrated their joint birthday anniversary by commanding a victorious army in the islands where each began his active career as a commissioned officer. Two British Flyers First Allied Prisoners Freed by Russians Moscow, W--Two British flyers are the first allied prisoners freed by the onrushing Russian offensive, field dispatches said Friday. The army newspaper Red Star iiid they were Donald Mays of Sheffield and Paul Vermullen of London, both sergeant pilots. They were quoted as saying they were shot down in France last January and taken to a camp at Kreuzburg, Silesia, along with many other allied captives. Kreuzberg, 50 miles southeast of Breslau, was overrun early in the Russian invasion of Silesia. No Americans have been re ported found so far by the red army. The U. S. military mission here is keeping in close contact with the Russians. Red Star quoted the 2 British flyers as saying prisoners from all over Europe were in the Kreuzburg camp. OPA Authorizes Sale of Ration-Free Lot of Shoes in February Washington, (if} -- OPA Friday authorized a ration-free "odd lot" sale pf men's and women's shoes, beginning Feb. 19 and ending March 3. The agency estimated that more than 4,500,000 pairs of shoes will be sold during the 2-week ration holiday. This represents only in wholesale and retail stocks The last ration-free "odd lot" sale was held July 10-30, 1944, when 5,783,0(30 pairs were sold That sale included youths' and boys' shoes (sizes 1 to 6), but these have been excluded this time. ODT APPROVES RAIL EMBARGO Say Crisis as Critical as That of Last War Washington. (U.ffl--Col. J. Monroe Johnson, director of the office of defense transportation, Friday called on railroad officials and workers in the snow-bound northeastern states to consider themselves on "extra war duty" until the current tie-up of freight due to the worst weather in years is cleared up. The Association of American Railroads Thursday night extended its embargo on alt non- critical freight shipments from Friday midnight until 12:01 a. m. Tuesday morning. Johnson said the extension should let the railroads "literally die us out of the present critical situation." The seriousness with xvhich the government regards the matter was clearly evident in Johnson's statement that the present crisis 'threatens a duplication of the situation which during the last war seriously endangered our military effort." Both Johnson and railroad officials were hopeful that the tie-up could be ended by Tuesday as a result of the embargo. Calling on every railroad worker In the affected area from the president down' to consider himself on extra war duty, Johnson said: "We must clear the way for desperately needed war freight so that by next Tuesday we can resume the orderly movement of civilian goods." The embargo, which' was requested by the ODT, affects Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, and-parts of Michigan.and Virginia. The only freight being moved in the affected areas is that certified as vital by the transportation chiefs of the army and navy. Supplies for Prison Camps Are Provided New York--A group of bored and weary men were kicking and passing an inchoate mass, which proved to be old socks tied-up m discarded shoe leather. T h i s was their footbaa Nearby, another group was playing catch with a bulbous 'object, made of the same materials, which was their baseball. These 2 athletic makeshifts were the total recreational equipment in Stalag Luft 4, a new camp of American airmen in Germany when it was first visited by a representative of War Prisoners Aid of the Y. M. C. A., a participating service of the national war fund There were literally no materials for education, religion, music or vocational training. The visitor s e n t urgent telegrams to the Geneva headquarters of his organization, for the leisure-time supplies which have since transformed this camp. Then he produced records which he had brought, borrowed the commandant's gramaphone, and announced a "concert." The whole camp attended, silting oa the ground" between the huts. They applauded with a fervor beyond that of any concert or opera audience of free men. A warn and tinny grama- phone, a few records, and a meadow. These were the ingredients. When he left, hundreds followed him to the gates to say goodbye. I2,OOOYanics~AWOL in European Theater Paris, (ip) -- More than 12,000 American soldiers are absent without leave from their units in the European theater, a high U. S officer disclosed Thursday night during a discussion of the army's campaign to halt diversion of its nonaay. rms represents only ·"-'"^f'S" ·" nan. diversion of its about 3 per cent of rationed shoes f u PP llfis to tjl e French black mar- in whnl*»eaT*k qnrl ^·«.l..:i «««.i kGt. ket. Some of these AWOL soldiers iave engaged in *!ack market activities, said Brig. Gen. P. B. Rogers, commanding general of the Seine section, which Includes the Paris area. He declared, however, that the imm*if~W Ylt-nl",^ Vll^r n**» _£«*«!.. me. ne aeciarea, nowever, that the The sale, price for shoas from I " a J°r i '?' Probably are simple cases a retailer's stocks must be at least o£ bnef absence. When these men 25 per cent below the regular are ca "Sht or report for duty they price. The retailer's mark-up on are dealt with bv their own units. shoes purchased from another -.,,. ---dealer must not exceed 33 1/3 per SAVE MORE USED FATS GET EXTRA RED POINTS EDWARD NELSON RITES SATURDAY Services to Be at Rock Creek Church Funeral services for Edward F. Nelson, who died Thursday morning at a local hospital, after suffering a broken hip in a fall on Jan. 15, will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Rock Creek Lutheran church north of Nora Springs X? h » t h e Rev ' Mr - G underson l 0 £ the Rock Creek church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Alvin N Hogness of Mason City. Mr. Nelson had been making his home with his niece, Mrs. F C Bush of Clear Lake. ia^ r '^ elson was b °rn .Jan. 15, 1863, the son of Nels E. and Ber- uia Hanson Nelson, pioneer residents, who settled in Cedar township, Mitchell county, in 1859. Mr. Nelson eng aged jn farming wi(h his lather, until the tetter's death and retired himself IS years ago He was active in charity and community affairs and held a position of trust,»having served a number of years as secretary of the Rock Creek Creamery association. He also was an assessor for a number of years. As a child he was baptized at the Rock Creek Lutheran church and was later confirmed in the same church of which he was 'a member for many years. _ Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by his brother, Hans C. Nelson, a niece, Mrs. F. c. Bush- Clear Lake; and 3 nephews, John M. and Willard B. Nelson on the west coast and C. E. Nelson of Chicago. Also a cousin, Mrs Belle Carroll of Mason City, and other relatives ot Rock Creek and Osage. Burial will be at the Rock Creek cemetery near the church. The Patterson funeral home in charge SAYS CHIN A WILL DOUBLE OUTPUT Nelson Believes War Effort Co-Ordinated Washington, ()--Donald 'M. Nelson has predicted to President Roosevelt that China's war production this spring "should be at least double the November rate" and soon will be felf on fighting fronts. It was in November that Nelson, former war production chairman and now a personal representative of the president, made the 2nfl of 2 trips to China to help build up war output. A report on the missions, made to Mr.. Roosevelt Dec. 20 and released in part by the white house Friday, cited specific measures put into effect and asserted that "for the first time the Chinese economic war effort is now coordinated." "In addition to the improvement m the military situation," Nelson declared, "we can look for far- reaching gains on the economic front, as a result of action taken this-autumn in China. "The 1945 schedule of the Chinese WPB for production of key items is double the pros ram previously prepared by China's ordnance department, and increased production rales will be held within the next few weeks on the fight- insr fronts of China. "By spring of «45, I expect the rate of China's total-war production should be at least double the November rate." He saw improved economic conditions leading to higher morale among the Chinese people, and the strengthening of moderate elements in the government. This Nelson said, should e x p a n d chances of genuine co-operation between the national government and the communists. Marshall County Fills WhitehilFs Position Marshalitown, (/P) -- Citizens of Marshall county were voting in a special election Friday to fill the state senate seat left vacant by the death of B. C. Whitehill (R.-Marshalltown) who died following a heart attack on the opening day of the 51st general assembly. Robert A. Bockhill, former attorney here, was nominated lor the office by the county republican central committee and former county Sheriff C. E. Wicklund was nominated by the democratic county central committee. ANCHOR ENCAMPMENT AUXILIARY MEETS The Ladies Anchor Encampment auxiliary met at the I. O. O. F. parlors Thursday evening for a business session. Mrs. Frank V. Brose, chief matriarch, presided and Mrs. Arthur Geissmar grand senior warden and Mrs. G. H. Angel], deputy grand matriarch, were introduced and welcomed, following the meeting cards were slayed and the women and the Encampment members met in the dining room fot refreshments served by Mr. and Mrs. G. H. An- rell and Mr. and Mrs. Sid Bemis. VIrs. Brose appointed Mrs,' O. C. Sundlach and Mrs. Charles Gooch o the entertainment committee for the next meeting, Feb. 8. GIVEN DISCHARGE Osaee--Sgt Melvin Meyer re- :eived a medical discharge from he army Jan. 17. His plans for ne future are indefinite, having received orders from his doctor to rest for some time before attempt- ng work. He and his wife will occupy their home in Osage. Contrary to ' popular belief, 'ompeii was not covered over by he volcano, Vesuvius, but by her sister volcano, Sornma. now ex-' tinct. MODEL, UNIFORMS-Movie Actresses Martha Vickers, unif± f 6116 a * d Pa ^ £! avk (Ieft to vi * ht TM de ' TMra uniforms at opening of the army's drive in California to recruit nurses. Uniforms are summer, O. D., dress, O..D. 6 MEDALS GIVEN BY EISENHOWER Awards for Planning of D-Day Fighting Paris, U.R--Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded distinguished service medals to 6 .U. S. strategic and tactical air force generals Thursday, for directing the most effective use of air power the world has ever known in 'the period before and after 4-day. Lt. Gen. James II. Doolittle, 8th air force commander, received the oak leaf cluster lo his DSM for the paralyzing blow his force dealt the German air force prior to the invasion ana for contributing materially to ground attacks against Germany proper through sound tactics employed by heavy bombardment aircraft: Maj. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenburg, who also received the cluster as deputy commander of the allied European air force and later as commander of the 9th air force was cited for .formulating plans for Aerial operations in the invasion and for the 9's air support of American armies in the French nnd German campaigns up to Oct. ·6 5. Brisr. Gen. Deward P. Curtis, V S. chief of staff, was given the medal for success in maintaining harmonious relations b e t w e e n British and American air forces. Maj. Gen. Frederick L. Anderson, deputy commander for operation, received the medal for directing the 8th and 15th air forces in the most effective use of air power the world has ever known. Maj. Gen. William E. Kepner now commanding the 2nd division of the 8th air force, was awarded the medal for increasing pilot strength 300 per cent in the year ending July, 1944 while commander of the 8th fighter command, and for.setting about the task of destroying the luftwaffe with inspiration and a quality of leadership that reached the lowest echelon in his command. Maj. Gen. Earl E. Partridge, deputy commander of the 8th air force and commander of the 3rd division, was cited for contributing materially to the success of the Sin's operations in the pre-invasion offensive and in the subsequent overall offensive since D- day. lowan Introduces Bill to Limit Powers of Commerce Secretary Washtntgon, {#)_A bill identical to one by Senator George (D- Ga.), to strip the commerce secretary of his power over federal lending agencies has been introduced in the house of representatives by Talle (R-Towa). The president has asked the senate to confirm his appointment oj Henry Wallace to that position. Cunningham (R-Iowa), intro- EXILES CONDUCT RESISTANCE Germans in France Fight Against Hitler Paris,-t/P)--German exiles and refugees in France, including former army officers, are carrying oti an active anti-Hitlerian resistance movement involving dangerous collaboration with members of the German underground. Seven million propaganda leaflets have been introduced into Germany by one group of determined younr men in France. Just how it was done or who did it must remain a secret at present. Bui the fact Is that 2 dozen ardent anti-nails risk their lives constantly In passing handbills, news sheets and appeals into German territory. I have met several of these men. Some were deserters from Hitler's army as it fled from France after D-day. Others were laborites who quit Germany in 1933. All had assumed names. They told me 40 additional volunteers were being trained for this work with more to follow. Leaflets circulated among German troops acquaint them with conditions at home, describe dramatically how German cides are being flattened while the naii armies carry on their hopeless fight, and recall pompous predictions of victory made by the fuehrer at various times. The most recent pamphlets contrast the facts of the soviet drive with Hitler's assertion late in 1941 that "The Russian army will never recover from the deadly blows we have inflicted upon it." "We feel certain our appeals aren't in vain," said one member of the resistance movement. "Numerous desertions prove this." Hand in hand with the propaganda work, the free Germany committee has been gathering information on German officers and men guilty of war crimes. Some 2,000 dossiers with detailed data already have been assembled for French authorities. duced bills in the house Thursday for retirement of reserve officers in the armed forces at their highest war rank, and one for conveyance to Iowa by the agriculture department of the by-products laboratory at Iowa State college, Ames. SAVE MORE USED FATS- GET EXTRA RED POINTS O.K. Tire Shop NORTH DELAWARE formerly George Peterson . shop OPEN Friday - Saturday for customers to call for their repaired tires. 100% Pure Packag 2 Points BUEHLER BROS 214. SO. FED MARKET PHONE 916 _MORTH (QWAS LARGEST MARKET Porterhouse, Club, T-Bone Steaks..... Hamburger · WBfft Chops Pork Short Ribs.. · ^ Longhora Foil Cream Cheese ii:r":. J5c il'i±JW.!£' CI! 10 Pom,, I AjcJ, She,, LIMBURGCR iTEES CHEESE . . . . Ib. 41cj CHEESE . . . . Ib. 41c · · «« NON-RATIONED MEATS yy'! Fancy, Young . Tenfer Leg o' Mutton. Ib. 18c| Mutton Chops. Ib. 19c Pork, Veol, Beef Point Free I Tender Hearts ..... Ib. 19c| Mutton Roast Ib. 14c Tender, Uitfity Veal Round STEAKS... Point Free 31 Ib. Fresh Drened Roasting CHICKENS Point Free UTILITY VEAL CUTLETS, Point Free. .33 C Ib. Ib. COTTAGE CHEESE, Pound 12c| 21(11 Y EAL p ATTIES, 3*V| Point Free )b. COOKED MEAT tP*.i LOAVES, Pound... Z^C | LIVER SAUSAGE, Pound 28c

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