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

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 15, 1944
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in the KHAKI AND BLUE "*·"*" Are Doing IN AFRICA--Cpl. C. B. Haggerty, Mason City, who entered services with the army in February, 1913, has been stationed in central Africa for the last S mouths. His duties are with the ' supplies and services squad of the army engineers. Before suing overseas, Cpl. Haggerty was stationed at Belvoir, Va. He is a brother of Mrs. W. D. Wood-' house, 30 12th S. W., and as a civilian was employed as iron worker with the bridge crew on the Milwaukee railroad here. He is a graduate of the Mason City high school. --V-- * * # * # # # * * # # # * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * TO' ATTEND SCHOOL--Paul Axiotis, petty officer 3/c, has gone to Philadelphia to attend a school for machinist's mate, following a short leave here. Officer Axiotis had come from New York where he was hack fjom convoy duty. He is the son of Mr. and Airs. James L. Axiotas, 507 17th S. W. Here at the same time was his brother, Pvt. James Axiotis, who has reported . to Camp Haan. Cal., where he is studying radio. y PAUL R. JOYNT --Aviation Ordnanceman 3/c EUGENE C. JOYNT --Machinist's Mate 1/c HAVE LEAVES FROM NAVY--Paul R. Joynt, aviation ordnanceman 3/c, and his brother, Eugene C. Joynt, machinist's mate 1/c, were together here during the weekend at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Joynt, Clear Lake. Paul is having a 15 day leave while his brother had only,, a weekend leave. Paul came from the U. S. naval convalescent hospital at Glenwobd Spring, Colo., and will return there at the end of his leave. Before coming-to Colorado about the first of the year, he had spent a year in a hospital on Treasure Island, Cal. He was previously on duty on the Pacific. It was his first time home in 2 years. Eugene, who is serving on a destroyer, has reported to the east coast. * * TRANSFERRED FROM PACIFIC--Lt. Vcrnon 3. Orr has left for Norfolk. Va., following a. Z day enroute leave here visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dickinson, route 4. Lt. Orr is being transferred to Norfolk from the southwest Pacific where he has been on duty for more than 3 years. He entered the service before Pearl Harbor and was on board ship there at the time of the attack. His most recent station was on an island where he was operational o f f i c e r in charge of cleaning up the island. He holds 3 stars indicating participation in 3 major encasements. Lt. Orr's home is in Canada, but he made his home here with bis aunt, Mrs. Dickinson, while attending junior college. --V-- r GETS ANOTHER PROMOTION --Lowell Hislia, son of Mrs. Lulu Kislia, 12'/A Jf. W., has been promoted to the rank of sergeant technician, according to word received here. Sgt. Kislia had received one promo-;, lion since arriving in England last fall, when he was made corporal technician 5th grade. He is with a quartermaster corps. --V-- WINS PROMOTION--Mrs. Jim Cookman, 841 4th S. W., has received -a letter from her husband stating that he had been promoted to gunner's mate 2/c. This makes the 3rd promotion that Mate Cookman lias had within the last year. He has now been overseas for 13 months. He entered the navy in Aujr., 1912, and took his boot training at the Great Lakes. y HERE FROM OVERSEAS--W. Lyle Casady, gunner's mate 3/c, is here on a 15 day leave from active duty on the Pacific, visiting his wife at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Wolf,'738 15th N. E. Casady is a graduate of the Unionville, Mo., high school and was employed in Mason City at the time of entering the service on Dec. 9, 1911. He will report to the west coast at the end of his leave. --V-- PROMOTED -- Robert H. Ludlow. Jr., now serving somewhere in the south Pacific, has been promoted to seaman 1/c. Seaman Ludlow enlisted in the navy in Oct., 1942, and took his boot training at the Great Lakes. He was then sent to San Francisco and assigned to a destroyer which has been in several engagements. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Ludlow, 317 13th S. E. MADE SERGEANT IN ENGLAND--Word has been received here that Clair K. Johnsen, son of Mrs. Clara M. Johnsen, route 3, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Set. Johnsen has been stationed in England since last November. He is crew chief on the night shift with the ground crew of the army air corps and writes that he likes his work immensely. --V-- LANDS IN ENGLAND --Word has been received here that Capt. Paul G. Buehler, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Buehler, 318 Virginia S. E., had just lauded safely' in England. Captain Buehler is in headquarters with the armored division there. Before going overseas he had been stationed for 10 months at Indiantown Gap, Pa. His wife and bauy live in Fort Smith, Ark. --V-- Parents Hear Sailor Son Is Seriously 111 Dumont--ML-, and Mrs. Fred Day received a message Monday morning from the naval hospital in California which slated that their son, Harry G. Day, seaman 2/c, who was wounded in action in the southwest Pacific, was critically ill in a hospital with pneumonia and meningitis. His parents left for California Monday night. Quits Farming; Will Join Army Air Force Northwood--John Mehaffy was in Des Moines this week completing preparation for entrance into the army air force. The Mchaffys held a closing out sale at their farm home recently and the family will move to their new home in Northwood soon. Mrs. Mehaffy and 2 children will remain here while her husband is in service. 10 Wednesday, March 15, 1*44 MASON CITY OLOBE-GAZETTt'U SPEECH SEASON ENDS Decorah--The Iowa Xi chapter] of Pi Kappa Delta at Luther col-" lege will close its forensic sea--' son this year with the state speech, meet at Cedar Rapids Friday a n d - ' Saturday. DIES IN MINNESOTA Greene--Mrs. Charles A. Bico :· received , word Sunday that her '| uncle, Frank Bickness of Worthington, Minn., a former resident of Greene, died at his home March 6. : NONE St.Joseph F» i w i FNJ W o ' i O i larqeiT Si-r.i-r jt 10 HERE ENROUTE TO COLO.-- Cpl. George Van Nest, who is stationed at the Fitzshnons gen^ era! hospital. Denver, Colo., is visiting in Mason City and Sheffield cnroutc to his post after a detached service trip to Boston, ·where he delivered a patient, Cpl. Van Nest, ivho formerly was employed at the Northwestern States Portland cement company, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Van Nest of Sheffield. He has been in the army 2 years. (Russell photo) --V-An English physicist once estimated .it would take 300 billion- billion-billion electrons to weigh once ounce. MADE STAFF SGT.--Harold E. Schreckengost, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schreckengost, 1450 4th S. E., has, been promoted from sergeant to the rank of staff sergeant at Camp Houze, Tex. Staff Sgt. Schreckengost has also been awarded the Good Conduct medal. y Whereabouts Pvt. Gene S. Janssen, enroute to Salt Lake City, Utah, from Amarillo, Tex., stopped in Mason City to visit his sister, Mrs. Vern McClintock, 210 7th S. E., and his parents,'Miv and Mrs. C. J. Janssen, Meservey. Before leaving Amarillo army air field, Janssen had been awarded the Good Conduct medal and the Ex- perta nd Sharpshooter medals. Pvt. Malcolm A. Gore, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Gore, 224 Cres cent drive, is now at Gardner field, Cal.. awaiting an opening in college. He is a qualified cadet, having taken his basic training at Amarillo, Tex, Pvt. Gore was graduated from the Mason City high June last year., then attended tho University of Iowa for the summer session, and the local junior college until he left here in December to commence training. Malcolm is a former Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Keith E. Greene, U. S. navy, and his brother Richard H. Greene, seaman 2/c, arrived ir. Mason City on short leaves and are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Greene, 408 5th N. W. Keith reports back to his ship and Richard returns to Far- i-iigut for further training. Richard, who entered the service oi Jan. 15, has just completed his boot training. Keith has been in the service since last April. Sgt. James E. Rcnshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Renshaw route 3, has been awarded the Good Conduct medal at the army air forces pilot school. Dodge City army airfield. Kans. The medal is a rod and white ribbon to be won as a symbol of service of a year or longer in the army with a character and efficiency rating o ' excellent." \ Cpl. Mike \Verstein has returned to Billy Mitchell field Wis., after spending a short fur lough with his father, Sam stein, Sr., 1648 Carolina N. E. Two Mason Cityans now in preflight school at the San An tonio aviation cadet center, Tex are Navigation Cadets Leslie £. Slock, 428 5th S. W.. and Georg Weitzel. 545 4th N. E. Pvt. Lansing A. Wallskog, soi of Mrs. A. Wallskog, 107 2911 S. \V., has completed his course o studies as an aviation mechani in the AAF technical trainin school at Amarillo field, Tex. Hi graduation from this school no fits him for airplane maintcnanc at some air base. His wife live with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. C E. Larson, 420 20th S. E. Aviation Cadet Malcolm Gore, son o£ Mr. and Mrs. H. L Gore, 224 Crescent drive, is no\ at Gardner field, Cal., awaitin an opening in college. He is qualified cadet, having taken hi basic training at Amarillo, Te HAS LANDED IN ENGLAND --Cpl. Wayne E. Rezab, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rezab. Plymouth, has landed safely in England, according to word received here. Cpl. Rezab was stationed with a tank battalion at Pine Camp, N. Y., before going overseas. He had recently been awarded he Good Conduct medal. HOME FROM TEXAS--Cpt. F. H. Dodcrer. son of Mr. and Mrs. Doderer, 14 5th N. E., is home from Harlingen, Tex. r on a 16- day furlough. Cpl. Doderer is physical instructor with the medical corps at Harlingen and will return there at the end of his leave. He was graduated in December from a special course at Miami Beach, Fla.. trained to set up a program for convalescent soldiers in the U, S. army hospitals.' --V-- adet Gore was graduated from he Mason City high school in une last year, then attended the niversity of Iowa for the sum- ler session, and the local junior ollege until he left here in Dc- ?mber to commence training, lalcolm is a former Globe-Ga- ette carrier boy. Albert Earl Lester, who en- ered service in the navy in ebruary, is now taking his boot raining at Camp Scott, Farragut, daho. His wife lives at 905 6th Clifford L. Wood, seaman 2/c, as returned to Farragut, Idaho, o*await orders, after spending a 5 day leave with his wife and hildren at 515 Madison N. W." Pfc. Hugo Clemens, son of Mr. nd Mrs. E. R. Clemens, 312 2nd f. W., has been transferred from C a m p Granite, Cal., to Camp r oung, Cal. Pfc. Clemens entered he service Inst August. His wife Iso lives at 312 2nd N. W. Donald J. Miller, seaman 2/c, on of Mr. airf Mrs. Charles P. Vliller, 142 16th N. W.. is home m a 15 day leave following com- letion of his b o o t training at \irragut, Idaho. Seaman Miller vill return to Farraguet to await orders at the end of his leave. He mterecl service in the navy in 'anuary. Lt. Thomas E. Murphy, son of VIrs. Minnie 15. Murphy, Rockell, is attending the officers ad- ·anccd course at the infantry choo!. F o r t Bcnning, Ga.. ac- ·ording to word received from hat station. Upon completion of he course Lt. Murphy will Ue rcparcd to serve as an infantry attalion commander or staff officer,, Carroll J. Johnson, whose wife ind II month old son live at 2723 Jefferson S. \V., was named honor man of his company upon completion of recruit training at the Tarragut, Idaho, naval training station. Before entering t h e navy, Johnson was employed by he war department in the operation of trucks and heavy equipment in construction work on the cast coast of Canada. In 1942 he worked on the Alcan highway in Alaska and prior to that was employed by the Iowa State Brand creameries. Johnson hopes to continue his navy training at a Diesel school. A brother, Wallace M., is a corporal in the army, now serving in Italy. Donald Quinlan has returned to Farragut, Idaho, following a 15 day leave here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Quinlan, route 1. Donald had just finished his boot training. He entered the service in January. Pvt. John Michael Evanoff. son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Evanoff, 610 Jackson S. W., has reported to Kcesler Field, Biloxi, Miss., for training to determine his qualifications as a pre-aviation cadet. y Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. R E C E I V E S PRESIDENTIAL CITATION--Lt. (j.g.) Stephen B. Smith has been awarded'the presidential unit citation in recognition for meritorious service with a carrier based torpedo squadron in action against the Japs, according to word received here by Mr. and Mrs. Guy Davis, 636 East State street, his mother and father-in- law. A large picture showing the presentation of the award to Lt. Smith is published on page 1 of ,the Quonset Scout, publication of the United States naval air station at Quonset Point, R. I. The carrier to which Lt. Smith was attached,^according to this publication, took part in 8 major Pacific naval engagements, including nearly every major carrier engagement in the first year of the war. The ceremony of the presentation was held at Westerly Auxiliary air facility. In one of the engagements In which Lt. Smith participated, his torpedo plane was pierced by 68 bullets. --V-- IS IN ITALY--Staff Sgt. Floyd W. Arbuckle, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Arbuckle, 703 Virginia S. W.. is now stationed in Italy. Sgl. Arbuckle entered the Nov., 1941, and went to Ireland in May, 1942. Since then he has seen action in north Africa. Sgt. Arbuckle took his training in the states at Fort Bragg, N. Car. y IN ENGLAND--Cpl. Roger A. Tibbits. technician 5th grade, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Tibbits, Rock Falls, is now stationed somewhere in England. Cpl. Tibbits' work is havirtg charge of supplies. He took his training at Camp Edwards, Mass.. for anti-aircraft gunner. Before going into the service in April, 1943. he was farming with his father. He is a graduate of the Rockwell h i g h school. y ATTENDS SPECIAL COURSE --Capt. Jay E. Houlihan, of the 6th air force base in Guatemala, is now attending a special course of instruction at the AAF school of applied tactics, Orlando. Fla. The captain attended the University of 'towa. and prior to entering the service at Sclfrige field. Mich., in September. 1942, conducted a clinic of his own. He is the son of Mrs. Catherine Honlahan. Chicago. His wife. Mrs. Beulah S. Houlahan, and their Z children, Michael and Dennis, reside at 636 2nd N. E., Mason City. --V-- Protivin--Pvt. William Panosh is home on furlough visiting hi* parents, wife and son. The Globe-Gazette is redoubling its efforts to obtain complete nformation aboat every serviceman in Mason City and Ccrro Gordo county for its files. When you call at the Globe-Gazette newsroom for your (lag, you are not only paying tribute to your son or husband but yon are giving us valuable information about biro in the most accurate war possible. This information will become part of a permanent record of the servicemen of this community. Return postage should accompany written request for these free flacs. "Girl Scouting Builds Character-Character Builds a Better World" Greetings to the Girl Scouts of America on their 32nd Anniversary from mmBj^ffi Official Dealers of Girl Scout Equipment SMOOTH Dill Striped Junior shirt 'n skirt deluxe of yummy printed spun linen!! Shirt has convertible neckline and pearl buttons . .. skirt is pleated all way 'round! It's a darling duo, and you can have it in Brown, Blue, Rose, Grey i or Green f or' Exclusive With Mxksfs $8*5 \\ A m»~u O;

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