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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 30, 1945
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14 TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE CANDY EATING YEGGS ACTIVE Enter 3 Gas Stations Take Coupons, Pennies Charles City--Floyd county and Charles City authorities Monday were of the opinion that probably Charles City youngsters were going in for "black market" speculation, after investigating the robberies of 3 filling stations in which gasoline stamps were taken from each station. Besides the stamps, one station claimed a loss of approximately 550 and one of the other stations claimed a smaller loss, all in pennies. Candy bars also were taken and some candy bar wrappers found led authorities to believe that the work was that of juveniles who had eaten some of the candy while they were in the buildings engaged in looting. . The stations entered were the Deep Rock, Standard and 'Conoco. The looters gained entrance at the Deep Rock station by kicking the door in, and the other 2 stations through windows. Charles City Briefs Farewell dinners were given at the homes o£ Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Obermeier and family, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Kneisel and family and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kneisel, for Pfc. Robert F. Kneisel, who is leaving Sunday for a new camp assignment in Hot Springs, Ark. r after spending his .24 day furlough in the parental home. This was his first visit here in. 21 months of which 28 months ^yere spent in the South Pacific islands. Friends and neighbors of ( the Eldo Schrage and Clarence Hildebrand families honored them at a farewell party at the Stone school Friday evening. Cards were played at 12 tables and the prize winners were Mrs.. 'Charles Bonzer, Lee Fisher, Ralph Rockzien. Mrs. Donald Curl and Eldo Schrage. The honored guests were presented Yank Listed Wounded Now Declared Missing Charles City -- Pfc. Lowell 1. Dawley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Dawley, of Charles City, who was reported as wounded in action on Sept. 20, is now listed as missing in action on that date, according to word received by his parents, froin the war department last week. He had been serving with the infantry in the European area. Lowell was wounded once before on Aug. II, 1944 and had only reported back for duty on Sept. 1. He entered the service Feb. 17, 1943, and went overseas in November, 1943. He was employed at the Oliver plant here before entering the service. with, nice gifts as a remembrance of the occasion. Supper was served at the close of the evening to 75 persons. The families are moving from the community. Mrs.' Dean Maxson and son returned to Waterloo after spend T ing the.past week at the home o£ Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maxson. ; Mrs. Grace Allen fell on an icy sidewalk in front of a home on South Main street and fractured her left wrist while on her way to work last week. Fifty-two persons gathered at the home of 'Alfred Griffin Sun- ICY HIGHWAYS CAUSE CRASHES 3 Persons in Car Have Close Call in Mishap Charles City--Icy roads and streets in the country and in Charles City, were the cause of 2 accidents. : . ·A truck: which .carried a corn sheller driven by Forrest Jacobs, and an automobile'driven by Carroll-Hurst, slipping on the icy road near a stone school house on the Nashua road, c'ame together and the auto went into a ditch. The truck veered around arid when it finally stopped, was directly above the auto in the ditch with its left wheels oft the shoulder of the road. · Sheriff B. F.: Atherton said if the truck had not stopped when it did, it would,have.toppled over onto the auto in the ditch and all 3 of its occupants would have been killed. ' The sheller " and'. 'truck weighed approximately 8 · tons. Besides the driver, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hurst were in- the auto. Mr., and Mrs. Hurst both received'injuries. On a Charles City intersection, an automobile driven by Delmer F. Brown, of route 2, New Hamp- Ask Appropriation to Continue Work Washington, (ffj--The state department has renewed its request for a special appropriation to provide full American participation in the united nations war crimes commission. Acting Secretary of State Grew n announcing this Monday added lhat this government has a "comprehensive 1 and forthright" program for dealing with war criminals. '·· · ; ' · ' ' ' · ; ·It is the policy.of Ibis government," he uid, "to see to it that the axis leaders and their henchmen who have been guilty of war crimes and atrocities shall be brought to the bar of justice." . Congress late last year turned down a $39,000 request for salary and expenses for Herbert C. Pell, American member of the w a r crimes commission, and his staff over a 6 month period. A few days ago Grew announced :hat Pell would riot return to London, blaming the department's failure to get the appropriation. Later Fell said someone obviously was dissatisfied with his work. He added that there were indications of a policy split between him and the department on legal issues raised by his insistence that nazis should be brought to trial for atrocities against their own Jewish citizens as well as the war crimes against citizens of other countries. '' ' - . Grew would not say whether the department plans to return Pell to the commission if it now gets the ; money. Grew insisted at his news conference Monday that the department had · made a full effort to get the funds last year and had not-let them be rejected because of any difference with PelL He said that on Dec. 8, Secretary of State Slettinius wrote to Senator McKellar (D., Tenn.) of the senate appropriations committee that although the amount involved was" small "we consider of the utmost importance that an'ap- propriation be. made to continue our representation on the com- mission as evidence that this gov» emment has not lost interest in the punishment of axis war criminals who have shocked the whole civilized w o r l d by their barbarism." . Cold Pnpwation*u-diitctt£ Filipino Says Manila Waits for Americans (EDITOR'S, NOTE: A former reporter for the Manila Daily Bulletin has escaped into the American lines with the following eyewitness account of conditions inside Japanese-occupied Manila, 33 miles away from' Gen. Mac Arthur's forces.) · By ALFONSO DENOGA General MacArthnr's: Headquarters, Luzon, (U.R)--Manila is a dying city Monday, stripped of its food by the Japanese and packed · with almost 1,000,000 starving .people whose only hope of life lies literally in early rescue by the American army. This is the slate to which Japan's "greater east Asia co- prosperity sphere" has brought my people in 3 years of occupation: The children of ^Manila poke through'the garbage cans for their food; scores die each day; the dead are buried naked, and their clothing sold to buy a meal for the living. Since Nov. 20 the Japanese have forbidden importation of rice and the people have been dependent entirely on a trickle of smuggled rice. The soldiers slap and maltreat smugglers. I left Manila late in December after brlnginr in a little rice to help some of my friends. The children then were roamine the streets for their food, living on scraps cleaned from garbage cans. Cats and dogs already had been eaten. The only restriction the government put on their sale was that restaurants which sold these dishes had to mark them plainly for what they were. Many of the men, women and children hopelessly searching for food had festering sores on their bodies, but there were no medicines of any kind to be had. Be- fpre the inflation reached its height and before the Americans landing made the Japanese pesos utterly worthless, a single tablet of sulfathiazole sold for 120 pesos --S6Q at prewar rates. A drop of iodine cost 30 pesos. Even before the Japanese banned rice' imports, the average Filipino's pay--set at a minimum of IM pesos a month, which became the practical maximum -- would bar only one meal. Clothing, furniture and all personal possessions were sold for food. If families didn't bury then- dead naked, the graves would be robbed and the clothing sold. The result was a flourishing "buy and sell" racket in which many unscrupulous Manilinns became rich --rich in now worthless Japanese currency. Early last year, the Japanese- controlled government decided to permit each family in Manila to buy encash rice for a year, on the basis of 240 grams (almost 8'i ounces) a person a day. But only the wealthiest conld afford to buy-up such quantities. When the harvest began to come in last November there was hope for relief, but the Japanese promptly cut off Manila's supplies in order to assure adequate slocks for their army. day to celebrate his birthday whicK was Jan. 26, Bernard, a son, whose birthday was Jan. 21. and a niece, Margaret, whose birthday was also Sunday. Three lighted birthday cakes decorated the tables. Those present were Mrs. Ed Griffin, Sr., Mr. andTHrs. Ed Griffin, Jr.,' and family, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hall and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Putney and family, Mrs. . Mary Hall and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Katcher, Mrs. Minnie Wolff, Clarinda and Maebelle Boggess. Out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. Cal Boggess and family'of Ionia; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hauser of North Washington; Wendell Boggess of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schmitt arid family of Marble Rock, and Leonard Boggess of New Hampton. They received many gifts. The afternoon was spent playing cards and visit- ng. · · MAKES IT SIMPLE Gonzalez, Texas, (U.R)--Seaman 2-C William L. Wiley, formerly iere, is credited from Corohado, Cal., with building a radio receiving set from an old razor blade, a safety pin and' some wire. The bluejacket built the novel radio just to show his mates it could be done. He was an electrician in civilian life. ton, and one driven by Otto Bauman, skidding on the icy streets collided. Mr. Bauman's wife received a hair line cut on her head which required several stitches to close. Both'autos were damaged. DIVORCE MILL STILL GRINDS Charles City--The divorce court still held sway here the pa'st weekend when 2 divorces were granted in district court and no marriage licenses were.issued. Decrees were granted to Martha Palmer^ from Albert Lee Palmer, · They were married at Marshalltqwn, Dec. 18, 1943, and lived together until Dec. 25, 1944. They have no children. Judge T. A. Beardmore allowed the plaintiff to resume her maiden name of Martha Magilton. The charge was cruel and .inhuman treatment. The second-divorce went to Alvira V. Howe . from Walter C. Howe on a cruel and inhuman treatment charge. They were married at Charles City, June 30, 1936, and separated in December, 1944. They have no children.- A stipulation made- a part of the- decree provided property settlement and that the defendant pay the plaintiff $500 cash. BOARD AND ROOM By GENE AHERN OH.YEH, I REMEMBER./ YUH WORE A RED HOOD tONT tOU 'REMEMBER?--SIX YEARS AGO I HASSLED YDU IN ARCH FALLS/--I WAS CALLED TH' 'HOaDED.H£RCLILES;BUT YOU PINNED ME DOWN SO HARD, TU' SPORT WRITERS CALLED ME/CANVAS-BACK CLANCf-- THEM WAS IH'DAYS.' HO\VARE.YA,PAL? COMEIN-DA HOUSE AH' MEETT3* FOLKS/ A SMALL VOiLD, EH, JUNIOR,? CRYPTOQUOTE--A cryptogram quotation K O B E T J T J D L B . I U U I A S i C S U K W N E U t . N P P Q O S I T L L U J C J J -- G J ' B K I S I T . Yesterday's Cryptoquoto; HE LIVES MOST WHO THINKS MOST, FEELS THE NOBLEST, ACTS THE BEST--BAILEY. AM) HAS SHE FRIENDS Hillsboro. Tei., (U.R--Mrs. M. L. Brockette has so many pairs of hose that she is dividing with her friends. Her husband, Lt. Brockette, sent her 50 pairs, purchased at 5 cents a pair after they were captured at a German warehouse. GOVCU BliSES IS HOW- HOW We'll Do It for You! · make your spring slipcovers · make your new draperies · re-up holster your furniture · make spreads arid curtains to match Younkers in Mason Gity how has a complete drapery and curtain department. Younkers' services to your home make it possible for you to select the pick of the new springtime .fabrics, and have them made up in the design best suited to your home--right here in our Mason City workshops. ' Our drapery workroom Is equipped with- all modern facilities which insures prompt attention to your order. We are concerned with your individual home decoration problems. Our slipcover shop is operated in this manner---our expert slipcover maker calls at your home to cut and fit the slipcover to your sofa or chair, then the actual sewing and custom-tailoring is done in'our shop. You have the use of your furniture while the slipcover is being completed. New spring fabrics are already here in quantities and more are arriving almost daily. You'll t'\rcd new patterns in printed gabardines and sailcloths . . . plenty of plain colored, striped and floral patterns in correlated colorings. New spring curtains are staging a "curtain call" with a more complete cast than ever! You'll discover laces, rayons, celanese and marquisettes in every style for every window. Decorator-Minded Salespeople to Give Your Spring Refurnishing Problems Individual Attention! YOUNKERS FEDERAL AND FIRST STREET S. E. MASON CITY

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