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OEADLINES: , 1 1 «- ra. in M«w tut Ait 1 V. m. tot ·»*!· New HEAR LAKE GLOBE-GAZETTE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1843 Phone 239 or 239 AND KGLO OFFICE 207 West Main St It »·« Do Not Kccclve Pap*r Btturt S:38 p. ». CHI W» « Sis FRIENDS HONOR GUYCAFFREYS Silver Wedding Party Givenatl.O.O.F.Hall CLEAR LAKE-- Mr. and Mrs. Guy Caffrey were honored by a large group o£ friends at a party at I. O. O. F. hall Friday evening in celebration of their silver wedding anniversary which was Saturday. The honorees were escorted to seats in the front of the room by 'Ernest Buss who acted as master o£ ceremonies. Mrs. L. E.. Jacobson, with Mrs. Fred Fankell at the piano, led in community singing of a number o[ songs dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Caffrey and also sang "The Sunshine of Your Smile" and "Sweetheart, Let's Grow Old Together" as solos. Mr. Buss then presented a chest *bf silver and a. bouquet o£ red roses to Mr. and Mrs. Caffrey. Hazel and her band played lor- dancing the remainder of the evening. Mr. Caffrey and Miss Lula England were married Jan. 23, 1918, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. England, by the Rev. Mr. Hicks. Baptist pastor at Swaledale. Attendants were Ralph Caffrey and Miss Mae Barlow, who have been married since. The Caftreys have lived on farms near Clear Lake since and at their present home 18 years. .. Mr. and Mrs. Caffrey have two children, Miss Edna Jane, who is employed in Masoni City, and PFC Alfred Caffrey, now overseas. They are members of the Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges and of Union Township Farm Bureau. Tiie courtesy was arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lambert, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Badker and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Welker. Refreshments were served at the close with a number o£ friends assisting the committee in serving. The honorees. and relatives were seated at a special table centered with a three-tiered white wedding cake surmounted by a miniature bride and bridegroom. The cake was made and presented by Mrs. Lambert. Red and white candles and flowers were also used for the tables. About 135 persons attended. Miss Theima Schwartz, Mason City was a special guest. # * * FRIENDS SURPRISE ' MR., MRS. A. EIBEY Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eibey were surprised at their home Friday evening by a group of friends and neighbors who came to celebrate · their silver wedding anniversary which was Jan. 23. Mrs. Robert Latch and Lynn Hyde.won high scores and Mrs. Ed Latch anc Howard Cash low in rive hundred. Mrs. Archie Hollatz and Jack Trimble won high in pinochle and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Luscomb low. Refreshments were served at the close and the honorees were presented a silvei sugar bowl and creamer in honoi of the occasion. Lunch / was served. The courtesy was arranged by Mmes. Hyde and William Hollatz. Mr. and Mrs. Eiby who have lived in the neighborhood 17 years, have two daughters, Leone and Lenita, who are in school at Omaha, Nebr., a present. . . Navy Mothers Fete Sailor at Dinner Party CLEAR LAKE--Navy Mother:, and their families honored Harold Kocourek, quartermaster sec ond class, at a potluck dinner ant social event at the ^ library cki! ·vooms Friday evenmg. Quarter master Kocourek, who saw activi service at Pearl Harbor, Mkhva nnd the Solomons, arrived Tucs day from Treasure Island and ex . pcctcd to leave Saturday for thi eastern coast. Mr. Kocourek spoke to tin group of the excitement at Pear Harbor. He told oE a Jap, a forme student in the schools of Hawaii who was shot down and found t have in his possession a mop o 1he area more complete in delai than any owned by Americans He also told of the complete sur prise the attack on Dec. 7 was t the sailors stationed at Pearl Har ' bor and.of the destruction don American ships. ' He described the setup on ship board, told of the pastimes of th sailors and of the actions he tool part in. He said that the waters ii some localities arc infested wit sharks who devour any luckles sailor thrown into the water. Dr A. B. Phillips presented a git from the Navy- Mothers club t Quartermaster Kocourek. The high school girls' sextet Betty Burns, Patricia Smeat Billie Barlow, Birdie Ryan. Lot Kimball and Barbara Crump, ac companicd by Naida Lee. san "Anchors Awcigh." "America. M Owii" and ''Moonlight Become Ypu'* for tho program =S ¥ W 3IR.. INKS. W. N. HILL GIVEN FAKE WELL Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Hill, wh are moving March 1 from thei farm to a new homo at 500 Wes Division street, were honored b a rJarge group , of friends an neighbors who gathered at the home Thursday for a picnic din ner followed by a social after noon. A purse of money w presented to them as a farowe gift. Mr and Mrs. II. G. Bmch Clear Lake Calendar unday--Youth Fellowship, Methodist church, s u p p e r , 5:30 o'clock; devotional service, 6:30 o'clock. C o n g o club, Congregational church, 6:30 o'clock. Sunday evening fellowship, Zion Lutheran church, 7:45 o'clock. londay--Methodist Ladies' Study class, church parlors, 2 o'clock. Girl Scout troop 2, high school, 4 o'clock. Red Cross surgical dressings, restroom, 7:15 o'clock. Senior Girl Scout troop 3. Marcia Ashland, 405 North Fourth street, 7:30 o'clock. i Senior Girl Scout troop 4; (Boy Scout troop 17, Sea Scout ship 17, junior high school, 7:30 o'clock. Boy Scout troop 30, Methodist church, 7:30 o'clock. Beta Omlcron chapter of Beta ..Sigma Phi, Mrs. James Lane, 4111/2 West Main street. Odd Fellows lodge, I. O. O. F. hall, 8 o'clock, 'uesday--Priscilla club, Miss Ella Rogers, 205 East Main street, 2 o'clock. Zion circle, Zion Lutheran aid, Mrs. A. I. Shook, 209 Fifth street. U. Y. B. Card club, Mrs. Will Barlow. 408 North East street. HI-Lo Bridge club, Mrs. Arthur Johnson, 600 North Fourth street. Wa-Tan-Ye club, Witkc's cafe, G:30 o'clock. Basketball game, Garner vs. Clear Lake, high school gym, 7:15 o'clock. Red Cross surgical dressings, restroom, 7:15 o'clock. Tiny Rebekah lodge, I. O. O. F hall, 8 o'clock. Vednesday--W. L. A. M. club, Mrs. Ed Ashland, all day. Do Your Bit club, Mrs. Albert Huber, all day. Lions club, Legion hall, 12:15 o'clock. E. T. C. Bridge club, 'Mrs. F. W. Irons, SOD Fifth street. Today's club, Mrs. Roscoe Miller. 115 Lindon street. Lake Township Owcso club Mrs. Elmer DeWitt. Red Cross surgical dressings, restroom, 1:30 o'clock. St. Margaret's Episcopal Guild Mrs. L. J. Kulchara, 215 Jefferson street. , Intramural basketball, h i g h school gym, G:30 o'clock. Stafford post No. 222, American Legion, Legion hall, 7 o'clock. Ladies' Double C club, Mrs. G. E Punkc, 714 West Division street 7:30 o'clock. Thursday--Rotary club, I. O. O. F hall, 12:15 o'clock. Red Cross surgical dressings restroom, 1:30 o'clock. Linger Longer club, Mrs. George McNeish, Outlet street. O. D. O. club, Mrs. Irene Chase 415V- South Second street. B. P. club, Mrs. H. H. Walrod Northeast Center street. Lake View club, Mrs. Elmer Luscomb, 1:30 o'clock. 'Altrurian club, Mrs. Ralph Hayden, 310 North Second street Sorosis club. Mrs. E. O. Clapper Child Evangelism classes, Louis Knudson and S. H. Peterson homes, 4 o'clock. Girl Scout troop I, junior hlgi school, 4 o'clock. R. N. A., camp 7600, I. O. 0. F hall, 8 o'clock. Friday--Red Cross surgical dressings, restroom, 1:30 o'clock.- Methodist W. S. C. S.: Circle 1 Mrs. H. G. Garth, 310 Eas South street; circle 2. Mrs. Oscar Fredericksen. 504 Winnie street circle 4, Mrs. Arthur Johnson 600 North Fourth street, all a 2 o'clock. Basketball, Humboldt vs. Cleai Lake, high s c h o o l gym, 7:15 HREE CIRCLES NAME OFFICERS Methodist W. S. C. S. Groups Organized CLEAR LAKE -- Organization eetings for three of the Metho- st W. S. C. S. circles were held riday afternoon. Mrs. George rooks is president of circle 3 hich met at the home of Mrs. C. Davenport. Mrs. Davenport s- vice president, Mrs. John K6- ecky is secretary and Mrs. Roy 'oil is treasurer. Mrs. Carrie r atts led devotions. The Rev. nd Mrs. Thomas B. Collins, and Imcs. Milo Hall, Wendell Robins and D. H. Culver were uests. The fourth Friday of each nouth was chosen as the meeting ate. Mrs. Kopecky will entertain eb. 2B. Mrs. S. A. Watts is president of rcle 4. Miss Ella Rogers is vice resident. Mrs. Fuller Bailey is ecretary and Mrs. F. P. Walker treasurer. Mrs. Arvig Nelson cd devotions and guests included Irs. John Paul and Mr. and Mrs. ollins. S t a n d i n g committees /ere appointed. Mrs. Will Rich, ostess, was assisted by Mmes. en Holland, Fannie Heath and Vill Scherf. Mrs. E. O. Clapper .·ill be hostess Feb. 26. Mrs. Holden Nelson is president r circle G. Mrs. G. L. Patterson .·as named vice president, Mrs. i'ayne Wolford is secretary, Mrs. 'au! Miller is treasurer and Miss label Decker is assistant. Mrs. kelson, hostess, was assisted by Irs. A. Wood. Mrs. E. E. Chappell ed devotions and Mrs. G. Patteron the lesson. Guests were Mmes. Henry W. Knutson, Henry Brow- r and Arthur Johnson and Mr. nd Mrs. Collins. Mrs. Miller will e hostess Feb. 26. * * # IRS. C. W. BUTTS LEADS LESSON Mrs, C. W. Butts presented a csson on "The Attitude o£ the Christian Toward the Second Coming ot Christ" for Christian Vorkers who met Friday afternoon at the. home of Mrs. Aus- 'in Reynolds. Miss Zilphy Long ang and whistled a hymn. Mrs. VI. Vawter will entertain Feb. 12. * ¥ # DORCAS SOCIETY IOLDS SESSION The Rev. W. H. Ashcraft spoke on "War nnd Its After Effects" or the program of tile Dorcas Society of Gospel Tabernacle which net the H. M: Dunsmoor home Friday evening with nearly 30 present. Group s i n g i n g and unch followed. The next meeting s Feb. 19. o'clock. City council, o'clock. ciiy offices, 8 Stanfield Will Head Eden Farm Club CLEAR LAKE --Shirley Stan field was elected president o Eden Farm club at n session heli Friday evening at City hall will more than 50 persons prcsen' Harry Oxlcy was named vie president and Mrs. Conrad Ncl son, secretary-treasurer. An oystc supper was served alter whic E. M. Duescnberg showed scvcra reels of moving pictures taken i Alaska last season. Mr. and Mrs Clarence Trego were in charge o arrangements. The next mcetin is at Eden schoolhouse Feb. 2 with Mr. and Mrs. Waller Woo as the committee * * * Other clubs also met Friclaj Mrs. Chris Estergard won hig score and Mrs. John Eliuscn sec ond high at a meeting of the E B Bridge club at the home of Mr. J. P. Isaksen. Mrs. Arnot Hanse received the traveling prize Mr: Eliasen will be hostess Fcb 5 * * ¥ Mrs. G. E. Wallin, assisted b *Irs. Charles Woodward: enter tained the Star club with Mme Robert Miller nnd Charles Ran som presenting the entertainmen Mrs. V. A. Wallis won the pri in a contest -and Mrs. Minni Funt was welcomed as a ne member. Plans were made for Valentine party v to be held at th home of Mrs. Howard Hanse Fcb. 12. Each member is to brin a Valentine for the exchange. Buy War Savings Bonds an Stamps from your Globe-Gaze t carrier boy. ner and Mrs. Cora Hill, forme neighbors, were among thos present. The courtesy was ar ranged by Mmes. George Nelson H. A. Summers, Burton Presco and Victor Ncshcim. CHARLES STEEGE RETIRES HERE Conductor Finishes 40 Years With Road Charles R. Steece, 67, conductor for the Chicago North Western railway, lias retired ami made application for an annuity under the Railroad Retirement act alter 40 years of service with the road. Mr. Stcece was born Dec. 30, 1876, at Benton, Iowa. He entered the service as a brakeman with the road in Mason City Nov. 22, 1902. He was promoted to conductor Oct. 27, 1910, and resigned Jan. 21, 1943. After visiting in the south at Dallas, Tex., and Hot Springs. Ark., for the remainder of the winter Mr. Steece will continue to make his home here. Joseph Wilson Rites Held Here; Burial at Elmwood Cemetery Funeral services for Joseph Wilson, 70, who died at a local convalescent home early Tuesday, following an illness, were held Friday afternoon at the Patterson funeral home. The Rev. A. J. Brakke. pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran church, was in charge of services. Mrs. Harold Wolfe sang "Softly and Tenderly ' ' --- Me." Mrs. R. and "Abide With E. Patton accompanied at the organ. A brother, James'Wilson, Wa- tertoivn. S. Dak., attended the services. Pallbearers were H. F. Schwan- ki, August Hansen,Toe Portis and Clayton Sage. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. The Patterson funeral home was In charge. Firemen Work 2 Hours at Klipto to Check Break in Sprinklers Firemen worked for 2 hours anc 26 minutes Friday afternoon checking a leak in the sprinkler system of the Klipto Loose Lea company, 15 Delaware avenue southeast, but they finished the job with no loss or damage from water; During the recent cold period the sprinkler system in the cockloft of the building froze. When Friday's warm weather cam along the break in the system showed up. This part of the system wa cut off from the remainder o the system throughout the build ing and the damage was repaired Cleor Lake Briefs Max Axelsen, son of Mr. and Vlrs. Chris Axelsen, who enlisted n the service last July, was called for training Jan. 11 at the army lir base, Santa Ana, Cal. He will 'rain for an aviator or pilot. . W. Butts, Sr.. elec.. pumps, acks and pumo repair. Phone 107. Mrs. Kenneth Kiucbier and children left Friday for Denver, Colo., liter visiting the former's parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pramer, since Monday. They lived at West Haven, near Mason City, and are joining Mr. Kazcfaicr who is employed at Denver. Art Butts, well drilling, elec. pump sales, service. Phone 224. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Palmer have received word that their son. Paul Palmer, .Jr.. S-Z-C. is now stationed at Treasure Island, San Francisco. Cal. The Rev. chaunccy Mcnvin, Jackson. Tcnn., was to speak at three services for Bethel Chapel at Legion hall Sunday, it was announced Saturday. Besides the morning and evening services previously announced he was to speak at 2 o'clock in the afternoon following a picnic dinner. All interested were invited to bring their lunch and spend the day at the various services. Mrs. Adolnh Hollatz returned Friday from Park hospital. Mason City, where she spent two weeks following n major operation. She is much improved in health Mrs. Pearl Hickok. Will Oxlcy. Miss Alice Oxlcy and Mrs. Shirley Your Neighbors iu the ARMED SERVICES What They Are Doing PRISONER OF WAR--PFC. Thomas J. Boyle is a prisoner of war of the Japanese in the Philippine islands, according to a telegram received Friday by his parents, air. and Mrs. J. J. Boyle, 1424 East State street, from the adjutant general of the U.'S. army. A mechanic in the air corps, the Mason Cilyan was on Bataan with Generals MacArthur and Waimvright. His last letter to his parents was dated Jan. 14, 1942, and was received by them nearly three months later. --*-- guests of the Townsend club whic met at the William Tedder horn Friday evening. Games wer played nnd lunch served. Th next meeting is at City hV Feb. 5. Pvt. Robert JRiee. Camp Crowd er, Mo., arrived Friday evenin to spend until Monday with hi parents. Mr. ,-ind Mrs. R. M. Ric and family. He came from Nash vilie. Tenn.. where he spent pnr of his 10 riay furlough. He wa accompanied home by his brothel Roger Rice, and wife and daugh ter, Des Moines, who planned t go back Sunday. Mrs. Jack Barnes has received word that her husband. Lt. Jack Barnes, who has been at Norfolk, Va.. the past few weeks, has been transferred to Cnmp Peary, Fort Williamsburg, Va. L i e u t e n a n t Barnes is second in taiinn. Mrs. Howard McNitt and baby have returned to their home in Plymouth after spending a week with Mrs. MeNitt's aunt. Mrs Henry Van Zuuk, 515 Vincent street. William Schober, Sr., In visiting his mother who is ill at Indianapolis. Ind. Mrs. J. E. Fobart left Friday evening for Detroit, Mich., after visiting her parents. Mr. nnd Mrs. H, H. Walrocl. several weeks. She will join Mr. Fobart who is play- ins in the i\I. P. band at River Rouye park in Detroit. Ice In the lake is nmv 23 inches naval engineer and command of his bal- Stanfield drove to Northwood deep, the thickest it has been for inday to attend the funeral ot ' then- uncle, George Whitemati. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Kichcy and family, Webster City, were TOWNSEND SPEAKER -- T h e Rev. Charles Kasinger, a former Townsend representative for South Carolina, who is now traveling through the country speaking; in the interest of the Townsend national recovery Plan, will address the local club Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the P. G. and E. auditorium. A victory dinner will be served by the cluh at 6:30 o'clock. several years. Clear Lake's Lions have a busy schedule for next week. Monday night the A team goes to Eagle Grove for the game postponed last week because of the weather nnd the B team to Rockwell to plav in the county tournament. Garner plays a floableheader Tuesday evening and Humboldt a doublehcadcr here Friday evening. C. L. A. club will not meet Monday evening. Persons interested in jolnins classes in vocational homcmakir.g (clothing), typewriting woodworking, Spanish or men's physical education are asked to register at the office of Supt. T. G. Burns nt as early a date as possible. Classes will be formed if enough persons register. Mr. Burns states, and will then be started as soon as possible. Wa-TanrYe club will meet Tuesday evening nt Witkc's cafe for a 6:30 o'clock dinner followed by the all-club birthday party. Each member is to bring a 25 cent birthday gift to be exchanged. Forty-four workers made 3.200 surgical dressings at the Red Cross workroom Friday . afternoon. This was the largest attendance this year and the most dressings were made. The total now made is 22,900 and the quota is 60.000. The workroom is open Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7:15 o'clock and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday afternoons al 1:'30 o'clock. Fifty or more woincn can work at one lime. Three months to the day after Calvin Pitts, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pitts of New Hampton, entered the service, he was made a corpora! at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Tex. His wife is now in Texas with him. Fred L. Hull, son of Mr. nnfl Mrs. A. F. Hull, 701 Eleventh Klrccl northeast, has ffradunlcd from the machinists raatc school at the Great Lakes naval train- iiiff station. He received the rate of fireman first class after completing a 1G week course. * * IOWANS GET BASIC FLYING-- Aviation Cadets Donald L. Yount (left) and Fred G. Stoecker, two former Mason City youths, check over a map on the tail of a basic training plane with their instructor, Lt. Keith H. Palmer, of Grinnell, before taking-off on a routirfe training hop. Yount is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl A. Yount, route 1. Stoecker's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stoecker, 1004 Elm drive. Both boys are receiving the basic, flying training at the Waco (Tex.) array flying school. Place Tells of Encounters With Japs on Guadalcanal Sees Sister Cruisers, Atlanta and Juno Go Down in Pacific John E. Place, radioman first class, and a participant of two major battles and seven air raids in the Pacific, ;is well as a member of the first all-American expeditionary force to Ireland, visited his sister, Mrs. Herbert Ohrt, 205 Louisiana avenue southeast, this week. He is the son of Mrs. Gladys Place of Dexter. Place gave a first hand account of the taking o£ Guadalcanal. "We were tho sucker bait," he began, "and our naval cargo ship, together with two transports, began unloading supplies on the island to let our presence be known to the enemy." "The Japs sent 20 zeros and a number of dive bombers out for reception, Place said, and our ship accounted fov two of these, although the U. S. intercepters did* ' JOHN E. PLACE --Pbolo most of the fighting. Thirty-five high altitude bombers came next with the air field as their objective. "We continued unloading," Place said, "and at dusk, we steered a slow zig-zag course around the island to avoid subs. The next morning, the Japs sent 30 torpedo planes and 28 fighters over for a fight, and they got it. We got in formation to present a single target and downed them 'all. Then we got out." He went on to tell of the Japa- nese ships tiiat came to unload their supplies on Guadalcanal. No resistance was offered them until nightfall when the big battle started. "We stood by, but being n cargo vessel, did not participate," Place said. "We were 20 miles from the place where the sisters cruisers, Atlanta and Juno, went down." Place entered the navy in January, 1939. --*-Newly-Wed Indian Couple Visit in Mason City He Is Grandson of the George Fickens; Met Wife in College CPL. EAGLE BOY Sir. and Mrs. E, N. Norqtiisf, 6431 First street southeast, have received word from their son, Lyle A. Norcinisf, that he has been promoted to the rank of staff serKcant in the army air corps, lie was graduated from the aerial gunnery school at Windover. Utah, ready fnr duty aboard n flyins fortress. He wiil he stationed nt Boise. Idaho. (Russell photo.) S8D.OOO Lost and Found CHICAGO, (U.R--There is something about train rides that mysteriously causes a temporary loss of memory among passengers. More than $100,000 in cash and jewelry \vas blithely forgotten by Pullman riders in 1942, according to the lost property division of the Pullman company. Value of the forgotten jewelry ran. into the thousands nurl SSO.OOO in cash wns restored to the owners. Has Spirit, If Not Height LOS ANGELES, U.R--Marshall Johnson, who was rejected by the army because o[ his "Five by Five" build, has launched a movement to have the stole legislature provide for enlistment in ttie national guard of men who arc re- Cpl, Edward A. Eagle Boy of Fort Bliss, Tex., is spending a 15 day furlough here with the Frank Bysong and George Ficken families. Cpl. Eagle Boy left Mason City for the service on March 31, 1942. On Saturday, Cpl. Eagle Boy married Vera Redowl at Santee, Nebr. She is employed in the bureau of Indian Affairs ' at Macy, Ncbr. She is visiting - in Mason City with him. Cpl. and Mrs. Eagle Boy arc both Sioux Indians--she of the Santee tribe, he of the Cheyenne. They met while they were at the Santee normal school at Santee Nebr. » He is the son of Mr. and Mrs Amos Eagle Boy of La Plant, S. Dak., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Ficken, 121 Sixth street southwcs^. (Photo by Lock) WHEREABOUTS Richard W. Clark, seaman second class, has returned to Hawthorne, Nev., after spending a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Clark, Jr., route 4. He was called -home by the illness of his lather. * * * "Real doughnuts and American coffee provided by the Red Cross --bless them," tasted wonderful to Sgt. Leroy L. Austin, former sports editor of the Globe-Gazette, and to other Yanks in England, according to a letter received by the newspaper. Austin, like so many others, writes that he misses the snow. * * * Aviation Cadet Donald Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bailey, 407 Sixth street southwest, wired his parents that he has finished his basic training at the base at Las Vegas, N. Mcx., and left Friday for Los Angeles, Cal., for further training. * * * Mr. ^and Mrs. W. T. Turnbull, 1711 Delaware avenue southeast, have received a letter from their son, Wayne, seaman second class, who Is a naval flyer in the Pacific area, that he is entering the hospital for a slight injury to his foot. * * * Pvt. Glenn Shaver of the U. S. army air corps is spending a few days with his wife and baby at 621 Van Buren avenue southwest. He entered the service Oct. 5, 1942, and took all his training at Solon field, Texas. He is now taking technical mechanics' training at that place. * * * Wayne L. White, seaman first writes that he received his holiday issue of the Globe-Gazette in Guadalcanal. He is the son of Mr. and' Mrs. Ared White, 320 Eighth street northeast. * * * Pvt. George Van Hyfte is spending a 15 day furlough with his father, Charles Van Hyfte, route 1. Pvt. Van Hyfte is stationed at Camp Cooke, Cal. * * * Ernest Cardarelli, hospital apprentice second class, spent a 10 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cardarelli, 847 Twelfth street northwest. He returned Wednesday to the Great Lakes station. * * * Sgt. David Thomas and Air Cadet John Thomas, sons of Mrs. Christina Thomas, 1712 Fayette avenue southwest, were called here recently by the death of their father. Sergeant Thomas has a 15 day furlough; his brother will return to Rosell, N. Mex., this weekend. David Thomas entered tho service on Thanksgiving day before Pearl Hnrbor, and is now stationed at Avon park, Flo. Cadet Thomas entered the service June 7, 1942. ¥ ··{· * Graduated Thursday from the naval training school for radiomen at the University of Illinois, Bluejacket Charles B. Gooch, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Gooch, Mason City, is now classified as a radioman "striker" and is eligible for promotion to the petty officer rating of radioman, third class. * * * Bluejacket Vernon Stanton Kellogg Belseth, son of Mrs. Isabel J. Ferguson, 1508 Delaware avenue southeast, was recently enrolled in the 1 service school for gunners' mates at the Great Lakes naval training station. Archie Vernon Crawford, electrician's mate first clnss, whose wife, Mrs. Crawford, lives at 111 Adams avenue northwest, is attending the electrical school at the U. S. naval submarine chaser training center at Miami, Fla. * * * Cpl. Marcus B. Kelly has been selected to attend an enlisted specialist school to pursue a course in radio at tfamp Wallace, Tex. His wife lives at 408 Twenty- jected by the army merely because of their lack of stature. "Just because a man is a bantam doesn't mean he won't make a good soldier," Johnson declared. fifth street southwest. * * * Aviation Cadet Thomas Eugene Manning, son ot Mrs. Lulu Manning, HI Sixteenth street south- cast, has begun his training to become a pilot in the pre-flight naval school at Winona, Minn. * * * Pvl, Donovan L. Ryan, who left Mason city Jan. 12, has been stationed at Camp Sibert, Ala * * * Pfc. Albert J. Ficken, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ficken, 121 Sixth street southwest, is stationed in the quartermaster corps at Camp Crowder, Mo. His wife and infant son went to make their home there recently. Buy War Savings Bond* and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Information, Please! The Globe-Gazette is collecting and filing a record of Mason City and Cerro Gordo county men and women who are in active duty in any branch of the service If you know a serviceman whose record we do not have, please fill out the following blank and mail it to the Jlilitarv Editor, Care of the Globe-Gazette. Name Camp Address Branch... When Entered Service Parents or Wife Local Address THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OP MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED Phone 2503 303 2nd S. W. Mason City PHONE 989 J. C. PUTH CO.

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