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Thursday, January 28, 1943
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Work on Utah Canal System Starts Again SALT LAKE CITY, (U.B--Work has been ordered resumed on the canal system of the partially completed $15,000,000 Deer creek project by Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes, to supply water to one of central Utah's great war industries, but a great share o£ the project will have to wait until after the war for completion. The storage system, which included a 1,300-foot dam in the Wasatch mountains, has been completed. There are other important factors, however, which have hardly begun. * * , * .' ' The labor problem, and possibility or drouth, are the determining factors of the, project. Work was stopped by the War Production Board on an aqueduct which would transport water from Deer creek reservoir into Salt Lake county,'in which are located many Important war industries. If a drouth condition should develop 'in that area, the aqueduct will become necessary, and work will have to be resumed, according to A. V. Watkins of the metrolopoli- tan water board. * * * . A peculiar condition exists in that the struggle to provide water lor-.the Geneva steel plant at Provo, Utah, is being slowed up by workers quitting work on the Weber-Provo cnnal to work at Ihe steel plant. Winter months, too, are making work, hard for the Deer creek workers. The project, greatest undertaking of its kind in Utah, was months ahead of schedule, but the WPB held that the vast amounts of steclrib construction necessary in the aqueduct proje'ct were unessential. A project whereby the Duchesne river would be diverted into Deer creek reservoir also was shelved. * * # Watkins said 250 feet of water is the minimum requirement needed for the reservoir, with a possibility existing that there might not be this much. A. wet. or dry year in 1943 mar mean tbe difference between the completion a n d .abandonment of the project. * V * Utah, especially the north central part, since the Mormons settled the area nearly one hundred years ago, has emphasized irrigation as the means of making the desert "blossom as a rose." The painstaking Utah pioneers constructed canals, the first for irrigation purposes by Anglo- Saxons. The great Provo river project, .however, is of the first modern undertaking of great scope* in the" area'/ and is expected to protect lands now under cultivation from possible lean water years. * * * The Goshen bay dike at the north end of Utah lake, the largest fresh wafer lake in Utah, was never begun, because of litigation. It was to have raised water to the Jordan river level for water, for Salt Lake county. * * * The completion of the Provo river project would mean the unification of .central Utah water supplies, and a safeguard against drouth in the industrial and agricultural areas of Utah and Salt Lake counties, in the heart of the state. Only one phase of the original eight-phase project will now go ahead, although three have been completed, because the federal government needs- vital materials that were going into the project, for other and more pressing needs. FLOUR AND SYRUP Instead of a tar and feathering, the interior of the automobile belonging to Verle Tompkins-oE near Adel, received a new kind of bath. The automobile of Dr. Laura Miller of Adcl and that of Tompkins collided. The two drivers were shaken up, and apparently the cars were not too severely damaged, but the inside of the Tompkins car was covered with a gallon of thick syrup and a sack of white flour, all mixed together. HEIMKHE Ko futer icli-' in (ho field of npnin. rt St, JoMph Aspinn, world's Iftrrrst wller «t VX. 36 ubfctt. 3*. too taWeufor Si:. Joseph Wallpaper Clearance SALE All 1942 Pattern*' Color-Perfect Wallpaper REDUCED 50% " 75% Sears Rcxbuck Co. Tooth and Dime All Out to Help S~* THURSDAY, JANUARY 28. 1943 "Now it's my iurn," says five year old Gerry Kine of New York City as be fills a dime card for early mailing to greet President Roosevelt on his 61st birthday, Saturday, Jan. 30. Last year Gerry had the honor of vislUnr. the president at the white house during: the 1912 infantile paralysis c a m p a i g n . Even though he was on crutches 'he had a great time--even took a playful "sock" at Dorothy Lmmour. This year, he's able to run and play around the house land enjoy an active life with other children thanks to the dollars and dimes contributed during the annual infantile paralysis fund - raising appeals. But he hasn't forgotten, so he's "all-out" to help the 19*J campaign which climaxes with the president's birthday. Backstage in Iowa Politics "Passing the Buck" Gets Early Workout in Legislature; Hopkins Reappointment on Board Predicted By FRANK T. NVE (Iowa Daily Press Writer) DES MOINES, (IDPA)--One of the oldest legislative tricks in history is getting an early workout this year along with other streamlining. For the want of a better name it might be called "Passine the Buck" or "Tag." * * * . * * * HOT BILL--Here's how it goes: A hot bill comes up in the house, let us say, but this bill is not' considered so much of a "hot potato" on the senate side House members make a deal" with senate members that if the house passes the bill to get off the spot, the senate will defeat it, which is what the house wanted to do in the first place but didn't dare because of some unseen pressure. ' · * * * ¥ ¥ * FATE--Two or three bills already have been introduced, and one has been passed by the senate, which may have this fate in slore for them. : The senate passed the bill which would give county officers four- year terms but a few minutes later several senators were seen in the k° u , s ; chamber and house memDCr s said they came over to request that the four-year term will be defeated in the house Already senators are figuring-that they will be'called upon-to defeat local option bills it the house passes them. And so it goes on the "hot poker" measures. HOPKINS--Look for the re-appointment of Chairman P F Honkins. Mason City, as the democratic member of the state "board of control m the very near future. , Under the law a democrat must be named to the board this year i . J Hopkins is considered one ot the best men in state government 1 The appointment must be made by Gov. Bourke B. Hicklnlooper. ; TLVSCH HOUR--Incidentally, Governor Hickenlooper like before him, is beginning to discover that the best, and practically; the only, time for a governor to do his work is during the lunch hour.· overworked* THO V^ HT --A ]ot of cily people who think they are ^ e nnnnn d ,rm le ' l ( ^T jf °' n Man P° wer Commissioner Paul IwcNutl's 3,500,000 army to help farmers this coming summer. V ^fr J£ At * At ac ing^fsS^lMSese^da"" 0 , wh j d * hinks that li( Ju°r rationing isn't mak- with last December. e sa e^ o ecember, 1941, cember° tal ° f 22 ' 8615 ' 24 Scions less liquor were sold in 1942's De- TM? U ^"*?TM5=YTM 1 ea "1 het your bottom*d 0 *ar fhat the in- Bureau of Mines Tests Oils Made From Coal WASHINGTON. (U.R) -- Bureau of Mines chemists now are engaged in analyzing the crude oils made from coal to determine their possible uses in American industry, according to Dr. U. fi.-Sayors, director of the Bureau of Mines. Continuing a long-range program of research on the hydrogen- utiou of coal to produce gasoline, lubricating oil and other related products, the bureau already has succeeded in producing gasoline and oil from coal on a semi-commercial scale, Dr. Sayers said in a letter to Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes. man major zone offices at Dubuque, Ottumwa and CouncH Bluffs attack rS at leaSt th ° Se in th ° a TM'' are Pretty good on ^P ¥ tf, jyt ,, h^ ^"^r 1 ^''^ 1163 !" 1 de P artme "t hint: "A condition that seems to be a cold- should not be passed off as that-it may be the onset of a ?on's cold"" 5 d ' s «^- f ^-thermore, nobody wants some other · £r! - - enou Bomber, Transport Factory Sprawls All Over Horizon Bombers and C-87 "' ulc " la » *' ian piauorm take shape. But that's '-, e size o£ an overage fiv of the buildings; there's , " s e - Morc than J 5 TMles .early as big as well as a i.- /rom those fans , whos ^ _ |-im*r] rt«%«^,^74-_ T i Looks Like Eight City Blocks With Roof Over Its Top FORT WORTH, Tex., U.R-- Dwarfing in size the giant four- motored planes it was spawning today, one of the nation's largest aircraft factories sprawls on the Texas prairie. Picture, a city block. Multiply it at least' eight times and put a roof over it. That gives you an idea of the space in which B-24 Liberator bombers and C-87 transports only one c. eJ , ,,,,.,,, 0 another nearly as big as well as a smaller one, a hangar for scores of completed planes, and a number of mere warehouse-size structures. This architectural monster is Consolidated Aircraft Corp.'s Fort Worth plant, turning out Liberators like those which helped rout Rommel in Africa and C-87 transports like the one that set a speed record in carrying Lt. Gen. H. H. Arnold, commanding the army air forces, from Brisbane, Australia, to Washington, D. C., in 44 hours. Down at one end of its assembly building's long expanses railroad cars and trucks disgorge load after load of steel and sheet aluminum --the scrap iron and the kitchen utensils perhaps you turned over to the smelters to be made again into war materials. * if if, Big machines and thousands of workmen then begin tiie job of turning that raw metal into airplane parts, feeding the details to benches and forest-like arrangements of s t e e l - s k e l e t o n framework, the jigs and fixtures which hold the components in place until they can be riveted or welded together. Minor assemblies flow together to make major ones--nose sections, fuselage, tails, wings. Then these are combined into a semblance of an airplane which in turn, is placed on huge carriages rolling down the assembly line- longest mechanized line in the aircraft industry. Not long ago scoffers said it wouldn't be possible to build on a moving assembly line four- motored giants of the air. Little training planes and pursuits, maybe, they said, but not a 28-ton armed and armored monster like " u.!_! ra '°. r ' a . sh 'P that carries American .Uncle Sam was needing those ig planes, so C o n s o l i d a t e d achieved the scoffer's impossible. And now along;that mechanized assembly line men and Ts it a job? Well, there are 305 000 parts in one ot those hie shins held together with wftds and gasoline, ojl, air and hydraulic lines. , But big as trie plane is, it is dwarfed by the plant in which it is built. An inkling of the size conies with the realization that the plant's air conditioning units could make as much ice as all the electric refrigerators in the homes of a city of 500,000 people. The windowless, permanently blacked- out factory is completely air- conditioned, a job that requires more than_ 17 fan platforms, each 'e-room of duct ---- i-"*j.j\- JUIIA, %viiose com-- bmed capacity could empty all the air from every house in a city the size of Fort Worth in a single day * ¥ * Lighting for the factory js provided by 17,000 fluorescent fixtures which bounce glareless rays from the specially-laid white concrete floor. This enables employes to work beneath the plane's 100- foot wing and beneath platforms without ordinary need o£ auxiliary lights. · Like in the nation's other war industries, women are playing a big role in building the Liberators and transports. George ,T Newman, vice president in charge of the plant, estimates that ncarlv r0 per cent ot the work in the factory can be performed by Women--in some cases belter than by men. These feminine employes working with rivet guns aiid screwdrivers unfamiliar to hands that once set hair in beauty shops or washed dislies'm homes are helping fulfill the prophetic xvords spoken by-an army air forces'gen- eral at the pianfs ground breaking ceremonies. Dobbin Needs Priorities for New Sets of Shoes . CHICAGO, «J-R)-If the horse is to do his bit for the farmer without trucks, for the civilian without gasoline, and for the milkman without tires, old Dobbin will have to get priorities--there is a shortage of horseshoes. Only a limited amount o£ steel is available for horseshoes.accord- ing to the Illinois Association of Manufacturers, and most of it will go for military horses. Many thousands of horses are now used for mounted patrol duty in army camps, m the ordnance department, and at cavalry training schools. Because of the increased s.sivarm, putting in the ° crn: ' nd for horseshoes and the --, the motors, the propel- £ creasmg supply of steel, many lers and the thousands ot little norse . s needed for civilian use may things needed to change the remaln shoeless, skeleton plane into a roarine oiant , s than 20 ' 00 ° to n s ot steel capable of hurtling through the wo " Id supply all the horseshoes, aut at better than 300 miles an S ,« a - nd nails wed annually by hour, for distances of more than K 6 I2 ' a00 .° 00 workable horses in 3,000 miles. l an lhe country. This is less than the amount ot tractors. steel used in 1-1,000 Girls in Czechoslovakia are ex-- eluded by the nazis from all but Latest Movies Relieve ' Long Nights in Alaska HEADQUARTERS. A L A S K A DEFENSE COMMAND, (U.R)--Te- dium of the barren wind-swept Alaskan army posts where winter nights last 17- hours, will be relieved with ;the latest reels of Hollywood's curvacious damsels Nearly 200 ,16-mm. projectors will nightly unwind the movie colony's grist free to United Siates troops, it was announced by Alaj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner Jr., commanding general o£ the Alaska defense command. ''The men have hod a taste of movies through traveling Red Cross units and rental film projectors," General Buckner said. 'r\ow, they are ready for the main course." A special service section of the Alaska service command staff headed by Ulaj. John T. Carlton o£ Atlanta, Tenn., and Capt. Harold W. Rhude, of MissoXila, Mont will be in charge of the Alaska film exchange section. The movie industry donates the film. Initial and maintenance cost of the projectors is the only expense to the army. Woman Instructs Men in Operation of Machine SCHENECTADY. N. Y., OJ.P.)^ The war f lias brought many changes to men and machines. And now, in reversed order, Sarah Trotsky, employed in oiie ; of the General Electric company's Now England plants, is instructing men in the operation of complex mill-' ing machines. A veteran of 30 years experience in running lathes, drills and similar machines, Miss Trotsky operates a milling machine, turning out precision instrument for war products; She teaches inexperienced men workers to operate the machine on the second and third shifts at the plant, while she works the daytime shift. FIRST SOLD Mrs. Lydia Chandler of Audubon was the first person to sell Christmas seals in Audubon coun- ly. Jn 1908 Mrs. Chandler was requested to sell seals, and she agreed, selling $10 worth before she was through. The sale of Christmas seals was inaugurated only the year previously. KIDNEYS MUST REMOVE EXCESS ACIDS "·'P If Mil., of Kidney Tubw Fluth Out PoUonous W«*t« If you h»re an excow of acids io vourblood TOUT IS mile, of kidney tubSltay be o!£l ·. »cid» *xA poisonous Wlrn (toonler of kidmy function ~ jwuonora matter to remain in your blood it n»y cause paraing bMloote.rhramsUc pSii, IUU. lo« of pep and entnty, gelling up ' TM n 1 - ' . ulfi "« nndw the ^£ inntn. Frequent or acuity I« BI may need help the same aa SS L 'iT 0 1 r dn "SP" 'or Doan-a PilLi. UMdl cwfully by Daniel Boone was buried in Missouri in 1820; in 1845 his remains, with those of his wife, were reinterred at Frankfort, Ky. NOW IT'S THE SWAVES COLUMBUS, Ohio, (U.R)--Latest of the alphabetical war corps is Ohio university's SWAVES. The abfrcviatiou means Student Wai- Activity Volunteers, in which 295 students have enrolled to perform extra-curricular volunteer war work. EATO CHILDREN'S DEPT. Children's Housecoats Balbriggan and Flannel Pajamas CHECK THESE SUPER-VALUES! £ q u ' d ' Rsduce a s A L Ve1vets ' Spuns, Corduroys, Sires 2 to 14 , . . . - . . Reduced - . !( Snow Suits and Coat Sets 5 «,.$J,.$5 COATS REDUCED SPORTSWEAR- Short Sleeve Rayon Shirts All Colors, Reg. $1.50 Slightly Soiled 100% Wool Swearer*, Reg. to $5 Ski Suits, Gabardines--Water and Wind Repellent. Reg. 19.95 98c 2.44 Reduced *2 ACCESSORIES- 38 Bags, Leather « / or Fabric /. Reduced *3 Kid Gloves, | / Reg. 1.98 to 3.95 Reduced / J Rollins Grand Slam Hose, f * Reg. 98c OifC BALCONY- Spreads--Entire £l Stock Reduced $2 Absorbent Toweling. - ir*~ Reg- 45c 35C Pepperelf Blankets, f ·* 25% Wool, Fine Quality 5*55 Gifts, |/ 100s of Items ' Reduced /2 Odds and Ends in Linen |/ Dept-. (Rummage) Reduced *2 Curtain Yardage, | / (one special lot) Reduced IIMINMIB FURS n ONE-OF-A-KIND WINTER DRESSES ^ PR1CE ZIP-OUT LINED COATS . quality woolens AN sizes.

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