Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 28, 1943 · Page 24
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 24

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 28, 1943
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24 THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1943 PRE-RADARWORK GIVEN AT IOWA 75 Trainees Working at State University IOWA CITY--Radio technicians lor vital war posts are being developed at the University of Iowa, with a constant enrollment of 75 students in the course. The work is under direction of the college of engineering, Dean F.-M. Dawson has announced. University faculty members are giving some o£ the courses and others are presented my men sent here by the U. S. office of education. * ¥ * Each student receives three months of training. They have a 48-hour class week and a certain amount of home study. Dean Dawson, characterizes tbe course as a hard one and trainees who are sub-standard are dropped. When the course has been completed, the students either go into active signal corps work or to more advanced stuoVy. While they are in training, they have a civil service status and · receive SI35 monthly plus allowance for board and room expense. * * * , "Pre-Radar" work also is given to prepare students for service in secret army airplane 'detection apparatus. Women students also are taking this branch oti study. 'Enrollces come here from primary schools of radio and the prerequisites for admission are completion of a radio technician training course and demonstrated, ability in mathematics and manipulative skills. ; . ; ; University start members assisting with the \instruction are^ E. B. ·Kurtz, head of the electrical engineering department; H. R. Reed L. A. Ware, and R. G.Kent. Troops on Guadalcanal Are Mastering Jungle Warfare NAOMI CIRCLE MEETS '.LeROY, "Miiin'.--Naomi circle met Wednesday; with.Mrs. C. B. Strom, assisted by Mrs. N. Indall The new president, Mrs. Chris Eric, outlined her work and ; ap- pointedcommittees.' The Rev. and Mrs. M. j. Johnson sang a duet. Mrs. Hi Hailing was elected secretary upon the resignation of Mrs, N. IndaH. : ; ·' MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Youths of America Are Being Developed Into Tough Fighters By GEORGE E. JONES United Press Staff Correspondent A SOUTH PACIFIC BASE, (U.R --Lt. Col. Evans F. Carlson of the marine corps has related how American youths are being developed into crafty, tough jungle fighters who have become a nightmare to the supposedly-invincible Japanese jungle troops. "The notion we've got to get away from is the idea that the Japs are invincible," Carlson said. "That idea's all wrong. The Japs are tough--our boys are tougher." To prove his point, Carlson, who last August led a devastating raid on Japanese-held Makin island, described a recent foray into the jungles of Guadalcanal. Carlson also led that expedition, which resulted in the killing of 488 Japanese. The marine raiders lost less than three per cent oE that number. Most American troops in the southwest ..Pacific, Carlson said, will need jungle training to dislodge the Japanese from their holdings. "Anybody will learn fast when it's a case of life and death," Carlson remarked grimly. United States troops, he said, have learned well the lessons of surprise and initiative. They have learned to flank the enemy and cut him off from his rear. They have learned to drift silently through jungle foliage, to take advantage of existing trails, to carry as much as 60 pounds of vital equipment, to eat the barest rations and sleep on the ground. ¥ * * Soldiers with this training, Carlson said, are more than a match for the Japanese soldier and will lead the way when our Pacific offensive gathers momentum. Carlson, who served in the last world war and subsequently in Nicaragua and as an'observer with the famed Eighth Route army in China, pointed.out that Japanese tactics had changed but little throughout the Asiatic and Pacific campaigns. "They still like to infiltrate and flank. But we've found out that their lines can be infiltrated and outflanked." Carlson told of one action on Guadalcanal, west of Henderson field, in which marine forces outflanked a Japanese force, and were in turn outflanked by the enemy. "There was nothing for us to do but outflank the outflanker, and we did it," Carlson said. "The Japs don't hit and run-they hit and stick," Carlson said. "They expect to die. But they're not supermen." Jungle-trained American troops, he said, must learn to "jump right in" and fight their way out if ambushed. "The. Japs invariably are aggressive," Carlson said. "If we don't make, the first move, they will." Carlson stressed also the importance ol "psychological conditioning."^ "We must have the will to do the job," he explained. "The men must know that by enduring hardships we can accomplish a job which we can do in no other way. We must have a strong spiritual conviction as to why we are'fight- ing. 'They must learn to operate in small groups and not be afraid oC the jungle." Jungle soldiers, he said, follow a rigid routine of cleanliness, washing themselves and their clothes every night in order to avoid such widespread tropical maladies as malaria, dysentery and ringworm. Carlson characterized the raiders' last exploit as "mostly legwork." ' * * * "We went out to mop up Jap remnants," C a r l s o n recounted, recounted.- "They had some small bases in the hills, but weren't doing much. Apparently they were just interested in existing. "Our principal job was to 'con- 'tact a group-of 1,200 to 1,500 Japs who landed on,the island Nov. 2 But it turned out that group already had been surrounded. We fanned, out patrols to hunt strag- Jlers: We discovered that during [he previous night a 'sizable group had sneaked out of the pocket. This group consisted of four companies, heading south and west. "They were met by two of our patrols. In the afternoon . we launched a general attack. The following day we located a spot which the Japs had planned to use as a rendezvous. "Jap messengers were coming in all the time. We just lay there and knocked 'em off. We shot 25 messengers in two days--just like shooting ducks from a blind. "Pretty soon we saw that the Japs had seen what had happened, and had become agitated. They started moving In . "Our lookouts said the Jap advance looked like a whole woods was moving in on us. I went up and found that each Jap was draped in- foliage. The 'forest' would move toward us 100 yards, stop, then move forward another 100 yards. "Then we began to pick up their scouts coming within range, partly hidden by tall grass. We opened with our machine guns and mor-. tars, back and forth across the Japs. We broke up the advance and the 'trees' ran for the woods'." ' In the succeeding days the raiders prowled trails over which the Japs were moving supplies. They found two enemy bivouacs ^which were unoccupied save for empty guns. Finally Maj. John Mather, an Australian officer, and Carlson went down to a stream to find out where the Jap trail crossed it. The two officers saw several Japanese drinking water at the river. A marine squad meantime located a third Jap bivouac, occupied but unguarded and open to attack. Cpl. John Yancey, 24, of Little Rock, Ark., characterized by Carlson as a "fighting fellow if I ever saw one," led his squad down the slope, their guns blazing into the startled Jap defenders. The raiders were yelling wildly as they charged; the confused Japs were dashing to and fro. "We cleaned out the area and killed 75. Japs that day despite a pouring rain," Carlson said. "The next day we look care of the Jap remnants. Our only loss was one man killed on the second day by a sniper." With their.mission accomplished, the raiders returned to headquarters--bearded, lean but happy. ..I REX MEANS BUSINESS--At a command from'Pvt. John Kavanaugh, Rex, one of the dog.sentries being tyained to help guard the Panama canal, lunges at the cameraman. Luckily, the leash was strong. FROM HORSES TO POULTRY The tractor has replaced the horse to such an extent with farm work that R. \V. Wyland, former breeder of Percheron horses, has remodeled one of the horse barns into a chicken House. The barn, 64x34 make a large poultry house, by using both the loft and the main floor. Mr. Wyland now gathers 500 eggs daily from his flock. The hens are not^allowed to slumber late in the morning, but the lights are turned on at 5 a. m., and then are turned on in the evening from 5 p. m. to 7 p. m. · v SEAL SALE S187.93 .WEST UNION ---Mrs. Herbert Klammer, chairman for the sale of Christmas seals in West Union, reports the total sale amounted to $187.93, which is almost $76 more than was taken in last year, and probably is an all-time high for West Union. ' : DAUBENDIEK ON STAND AGAIN Phone Manager Denies Gutting Any Wires JEFFERSON, tfP)--Carl H. Daubendiek, manager o£ the Jefferson Telephone company charged with failing to transmit telephone messages speedily, resumed his testimony in district court Thursday. -^ * * * On the stand for two hours Wednesday, Daubeudiek, a major stockholder in-the company, denied that he bad "cut any wires" the iiight of Dec. 14 when a number of subscribers complained they were unable to get calls through the exchange. * * * Daubendiek was charged with interfering with the operation of his exchange after the local rationing board declined to grant him auxiliary gasoline rations for his car pending his compliance with technical requirements. He is alleged to have said, "no gas, no telephone service." "Is there a connection between the power and the switchboard which could be cut by throwing a switch?" he was asked by his attorney, Guy C. Richardson, Wednesday. "Absolutely none," he replied. Daubendiek said that he used a monitor in the basement of the firm's exchange at about 10 or 15 minute intervals over a period of three hours the night of Dec. 14 so he could check with the operators to-see if a service trouble was being corrected. He suggested that excessive charging of a 24-volt battery may have caused the trouble. Daubendiek's attorney r e a d from a letter the telephone manager had written ./the rationing board prior to Dec. 14. It said: · "I have one coupon left in the 'A' book and four gallons of gas. A trip ahead of me requires 230 miles" of driving, my car stops I will endeavor to get back to Jefferson. Upon my arrival the telephone business stops as does my mode of transportation." Attorney Richardson said the etter intended to inform the 30ard that telephone business :ould not be carried on without automobile transportation and :hat Daubendiek meant to emphasize the dependence on- automobile transportation to maintain good service. After 13 Attacks, Gob Asks Swimming Lessons NEW -YORK, (U.PJ--Torpedoed, aombed and attacked 13 times, · Sydney Grant Wood, ship's engineer, requested the United Seaman's service to help him get swimming instruction after having been at sea for 38 years. : Arrangements for lessons are being made by Charles Nison, Personal Service Director of the USS, which is establishing recuperation and rest centers in the United States and abroad for torpedoed 'merchant seamen and of^ ficers, and furnishing other health and welfare . services for seamen all over the world. Wood, who went to sea in 1904, also-had a narrow escape from-a bomb on land. On July 4, 1940, he discovered and removed a bomb from the sixth floor of the British Empire building, where he was employed. The bomb exploded shortly after he delivered it to the care of the New York police bomb squad, killing two and injuring six. The last time Wood was forced to abandon ship, he could not leave in a lifeboat. He was ordered by His captain to jump, and he did so although he. did not know how to swim. His captain immediately follbwed -and saved him. IRONICAL Wayne Hunt and men driving trucks 'for him from the Osceola County Co-operative creamery at Sibley arrived in Chicago with five large trucks hauling 11,000 pounds of butter. Upon his arrival, Hunt entered a restaurant and ordered a meal, requesting some butter, he was told that there was no butter, and they had been unable to obtain any for two days. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. WOLFS FUR COATS Si ILL An Extraordinary SELECTION SAVE During Wolfs Great T JANUARY FUR SALE SAVE UP TO ENDS SATURDAY WOLFS MEN'S WEAR OVERCOATS SELECT NOW AND SAVE $19.75 vol. now $14.75 $24.75 vol. now $19.75 $29.75 vol. now $21.75 $ $24.75 LADIES' WEAR $ 50 00 On Your Fur Coot Still going strong--our great January Sale! Still a chance for you'to'see this amazing array of lavish furs and check their incredibly low price tags! Still an outstanding collection of fine, gleaming pelts in distinguished styles that will be right this year and for winters to come. Still sizes for everyone. Come before this sale ends--share in the savings. TRADE-IN YOUR OLD COAT It's a Pleasure to Shop at Mason City's Largest Store All Quality Fabrics TWEEDS CHEVIOTS FLANNELS SUITS $24.75 . now $19.75 $35.00 . now $29.75 Here's an all-time High in Low prices! We're turning all of our stock cut at low prices-it's a clearance sale you can't afford to miss. These aren't ordinary sale suits and overcoats--these are our usual high quality and tailoring. We have a wide selection of all styles on hand now. You will have to come early to have your pick! And co-operate with Uncle Sam--if you drive down, bring someone with you! r At January Clearance Sole Prices. Shop Tomorrow at Mason City's Newest Ready-to-Wear Dept. COATS?-* 15 SUITS a V 3 off DRESSES Were to $18.00 now 2 Price off HATS SS V 2 Price LARGE SELECTION OF JEWELRY 88* Complete Stock of SNOW SUITS SNOW PANTS SKI PANTS , 15% OFF MIER WOLF /ONJ Your Credit Is Good at Mason City's Largest Store

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