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March 16, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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MUST SPEED UP FATHER DRAFT Boards to Reclassify I Out of 20 Deferments Washington. (U.R)--The nation's 6,400 dralt boards \v e r e laced Thursday with the need of stepping up the draft o[ fathers and of rcclassifying one out of every 20 ,men now deferred for farm and war work to meet" military m a n p o w e r requirements by July 1. The complexities oC the manpower problems were outlined before a senate committee Wednesday by Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hershey, and additional details were expected to be made public Thursday when Col. Francis V. Keesling, Hershey's legislative aide; testifies before a house military affairs subcommittee. Hershey said in an order to the local boards Wednesday night that the draft of fathers, already under way, must be stepped up to meet quotas which have fallen 100,000 men short of goals each month since October. · By July 1, Hershey said, the armed services will need 1,160,000 more men; but in sight, there are only 920,000, leaving a deficit of 240,000 that must come out of the 1,700,000 now deferred in agriculture and the 3,204,000 in war activities. T h ; s maans a reclassification of about one out of every 20 occupation- alJy deferred men. Selective service, Hershey said, is proceeding on the basis that PRISONERS OF WAR--How'TheuTInterests Are Cared for by the Red Cross SOU. ITS HIS JOB TOHEAl ANB SEE HOW THINGS AtE GOING IN ALL THE PRISON CAMPS. Ills A WONDER. TO ME THIS STUFF GETS TUUUGH TO USFKOMHOMt An ·l«ct«d representative reports to the neutral delegate of tfie Internetionel Red Croit Commutes on ctmp conditions. Treat!** guarantee: "Healthful conditions, shelter, food. clotSina. humane treatment." WHO SELECTS THE STUf-F r-ORTHESE FOOD PACKAGES AND HOW DO THEY GET IT ALL TOGETHER? FOOD EXPERTS SELECT THEM TO SUPPLEMENT THE PRISON DIET. MY MOTHER IS HELPiNC TO PACK THEM FOR THE RED CROSS BACK HOM1 THIS IS CHRISTMAS ALL RIGHT! ALL RIGHT! WOW! CHICKEN AND FRUITCAKE AND CANDY* Archbishop Beckman Calls for Prayers for Safety of Rome Dubuque, (JP)--Sunday has been designated by Archbishop Francis J. L. Beckman of Dubuque as a day of all-out prayer in the archdiocese for the safety of Home and Vatican City. "1 want you to keep this day with all possible fervor, begging Almighty God to give strength light and consolation to the crucified vio*r of Christ," the archbishop said in a pastoral letter. The letter laments the destruction of Monte Cassino. "Who can say how many othei shrines are threatened?" the let- hursday, March 1C, 1944 5 IASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Em urope from U. S. packages 90 to Geneva, then to campi. To Far East: by exchange ships to « neutral half-way port or by Russian ships lo Vladivostok Government supplied foods are packed by Red Cross volunteers in prisoner of war packing plants in New York, Philadelphia St. Louis and Chicago. Working volunt»*r averaae 600 Der day. The U. S. Army and Navy supplied special ChrTltmes packages for men in enemy hands. The American Red Cross packed end shipped 'less than one man out of every three" can meet physical requirements because the armed forces now are in need of men able to do combat duty. "We must, in the future, make fathers available in increasingly greater numbers to meet induction requirements," he said. "At the same time we must secure men from other classes and particularly we m u s t secure men, fathers and non-fathers, from the groups now deferred in industry and agriculture." He said there now are 1,498,000 registrants classified as 1-A for immediate induction but that only 420,000 from this group can be expected to meet physical requirements. An additional 250,000 inductees should be provided from among youths reaching 18, he said, while another 250,000 can be ex- jected from reclassification of 2,593,000 fathers out of the old dependency 3-A classification. The 3,485,000 men in 4-F, he said, c o n s t a n t l y a r e b e i n g 'worked over," but only a relatively small number can be expected to enter the services, and 'prospects for the immediate future are not substantial in the light of total needs." MAKE YOUR OWN IDENTI- FICAT1ON NAME TAPES . . . IN YOUR OWN HANDWRITING! JIFFY NAME TAPES A complete oullit the entire family can use lo identify their clothing and prevent their loss. A popular item with men in the armed forces, for children away at .school and housewives. No sewing or fuss -- just write the name on the individual tab and iron on to article. This assortment contains SO tapes plus a bottle of indelible ink, pen holder with' 3 pen, and marking block for marking household linens, etc. Wash-proof and dry -clean-proo f. 98c Dflmorrs STREET FLOOR WACs May Be Married in Satin and Laces, Army Says in New Rule Washington, (IP)--The war department knows this is leap year, ladies, so the rules are relaxed. For 6 months women in army uniforms have been denied the thrill of filmy wedding gowns. To be a bride meant to be a' bride in uniform. WACs didn't like it and said so. Until last July the WACs wore wedding clothes only if their commanding officers were willin Then a directive descended to keep WACs, army nurses, dietitians and physiotherapists in uniform except for playtime--or at home provided they remembered 3's a crowd. Meantime Spars, Marines and Waves picked pretty clothes for marriage ceremonies and never a commanding officer said no. Suddenly the army relented. Thursday's trouseaux can be as traditionally satin and lacy as a civilian might choose. And even a bridesmaid can come out of uniform into'a marriage mode of the moment. Town of 800 Gives Answer to Diogenes Perry, 111., (U.PJ--This is the village Diogenes must have been looking for, for he would have found his man here. This Pike county town "has no use for laws because they are never broken," and there is not one. but nearly 800 honest citizens. The town has no policeman, no constable, no police magistrate, no justice of the peace. There was a i jail, known for years as the cala- boose, but it was empty so long the town board finally sold it to a I farmer to use as a corn crib. G. O. P. Should Win Mexico, Mo., (U.R) -- Buchanan county republicans have things all their own way -- the democrats can't file for office. Explanation lies in the fact that the state law requires payment ot a S5 filing fee before the declaration may be presented to the county clerk. The Buchanan county democratic committee treasurer has moved nway and hasn't been replaced. The chairman is vacationing--so there is no one to call the committee together to elect a new treasurer. DOCTOR PROMOTED Emmets burg -- Mr. and Walter Middleton received word that their son-in-law, Bernard B. Larson, flight surgeon in the army air corps has been promoted from a major to a lieutenant colonel. Highway Halted Winona, Minn.. (U.R)--Victories of the united nations, particularly by the armed forces of the United States, have brought discontinuance of the building of a highway from Costa Rica to the Canal zone, John LeMay, Winona, said upon his return from Costa Rica. He was employed there as a storekeeper for the United Slates engineers' corps. The greater part of the road from the interior ot Mexico to the central part of Costa Rica is complete, said LeMay. NAVY SPLITS UP HOWE BROTHERS Force Sailors to Serve Different Ships New Orleans, UP) -- The navy broke up a brother gunnery team Thursday and the 3 husky Howe boys allowed as how they didn't like it. "They'll make us sail on different ships," said Seaman First Class Eugene Howe," because the navy no longer allows members of the same family to wort aboard the same craft since there is danger of them all dying at once, like the 5 Sullivan brothers "Well, that don't make sense to us, nor to ma, either; because you sink one Howe and you migh as well sink 'em -all." Eugene, Loren and Lorenci Howe are from Granger, Ind. Eugene is 21 and his brothers, a yea younger, are twins. The boy joined the navy together in December, 1342. They went through boot camp at Great Lakes, 111., together. They attended armed guard school at Gulfport, Miss.; and finally, were able to ship out together as members of the same navy gun crew on a lumbering old cargo vessel. But^ that was before the 5 Sullivan^brothers were lost in the sinking of an American cruiser. The navy now refuses to allow Mrs. Violet Howe to place all her eggs in one basket, even it she desires, and the boys insist she does. This is the first time the Howe boys have run up against the navy ruling, and they are all a little wistful that brother Harold who is at Great Tjakes for boot training now, "won't ever get back to work with the Howe team." VIrs. Daisy Ennis Dies; to Be Thursday Easle Grove--Funeral services or Mrs. Daisy Ennis, 75, ·formerly of this city, who died at Madison, Wis., Wednesday, were to be held Thursday at the Kubitschek Kastler funeral home, in charge of the Rev. C. W. Tompkins, of :he Methodist church. Burial was :o be in Rose Hill cemetery, Eagle irove. The Ennis family lived in this city for, a number of years, where the husband, William Ennis was employed in the George Webster elevator. The family moved to Waterloo many years ago, and Mr. Ennis died in 1921. There were a number of children. SELECT DELEGATES Plymouth--At the republican caucus Monday night the delegates to the county convention were: K. L. Dixson, H. V. Wilkinson, J. L. Stevens and J. O. Hanson. Help Kidneys If Back Aches Do rou fwl older llun you «re or suffe from OtttInHTp Nights, Bickuhe, Nemws ness. Lee Pains. Dizziness, Swollen Ar.klcs Rheumatic Painj. Burning, scanty or Jre Silent passages? If so, remember that you Kidneys are vital to your health and tha lh«se symptoms may be due to non-organ! ·nd con-systemic Kidney and Bladder trou Dies--In such cases Cyitei (a, physician' prescription) usually gives prompt and joy ous rellel by helping tbe Kidneys flush ou poisonous excess adds and wastes. You hav everything to Blln a:ld nothing to lo-e 1 trying Cr»t»x. An iron-clad guarantee as ·ures a rerund or. your money on return o ige unless fully sat Is fled. Don 1 empty pack! -Ily sa. delay. Get Cyste ( S l s s - t e x ) f r o n your druggist today 0»lr JSc. er continued. ''One excess leads another and as the battle lounts the conscience of war be- omcs more cruelly calloused. The uggernaut rolls on and the bombs f war fall presently within blocks iot miles, of the dwelling place if the Pontiff of Pence. "The Holy Father cries out igain and again to spare that city vhich belongs to neither side ex- Musively, but equally to all men ml all nations." ' Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette arrier boy. FULLERTON LUMBER CO. PHONE 642 Off to Bad Start St. Paul, Minn., (U,R)--Tonj Milette, streetcar switch-tender worked 20 years without a red lantern to protect him againsl careless motorists. Then the Twin City Rapid Transit Co. ordcrcc use of the lanterns. Milette set oul his light and went to work. It was immediately smashed by an automobile. I There were 30 senators in the 1 first Congress of the U. S. LADIES MESH SPUN RAYON Shades of Turf and Oak. * Pr. RAYONS Rica, Sun Rio, Tan. $|.22 1 Pr. Cotton Mesh Willow and Hickory. ?|-50 1 Pr. Cotton Run-Proof Willow Shade. 1 Pr. Stock up on these fine Mesh Hose at these special prices. It's Damon's for your hosiery. Dflmorvs STREET FLOOR SANDALS! Shiny black patent sandals Widths AAA to C. DRmOlYS JO Let DAMON'S drapery department give your home a brand new look with sunny new drapes. See our charm working styles--fabrics, colors--beauty for every room. HOME SPUN DRAPERY 50 inches wide. Ivory, Oyster plaids and stripes, suitable for sun porches--and many more- yard " 98 COTTON AND RAYON 47 inches. All the new shades. Red, Green, Blue. Mauve, Eggshell and Ivory. A heavy fabric for slip covers, draperies ami portieres--yard GLO-SHEEN 36 inches. Ivory and pastel backgrounds, with gay colored patterns. The ideal material for your bedroom--yard FANCY COTTON PRINTS 36 inches. I-argc and small patterns and border prints suitable for living room and bedroom. Yard-SLIP COVER TRIMMINGS For Slip Covers and Curtains--per yard PLASTIC SWAG HOLDERS and TIE BACKS Just received a new shipment. Choo.se yours now. WINDOW SHADES 7595c'l 49 36 inches wide. Green, Eggshell and Tan. Draperies DAMON'S Second Floor ARMSTRONG'S FLOOR COVER I NG--REMNANTS A lot of fancy patterns. LAMP SHADES Bridge Table. Floor Lamps, silk shades attractively trimmed. Color combinations that will go in any room. SMALL BUD VASES Attractively designed in odd shapes and sizes. Many good uses for the home. CRYSTAL BOOK-ENDS Horse designs. \ 2.25 value for 25 59'2'orH DAMON'S Downstairs Store IN MASON CITY IT'S-- Dflmorrs Give to the Red Cross--When you Kivc (o the Red Cross War Fund you make certain that your RED CROSS is at his side 1 . . . . That's reason enough for you lo sec the wisdom of giving to the 19»4 Red Cross War Fund.

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