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February 2, 1945

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

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FHIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1945 MASON CITY ^LOBE-GAZETTE WILL DECIDE RE A CHIEF Senate Wades Into Williams Appointment ' Washington, CU.R)--The senate waded into another controversial presidential appointment Friday-that of Aubrey W. Williams as rural electrification administrator --after, shelving for a month the explosive nomination of Henry Wallace. The senate agriculture committee called a closed session to act upon the Williams nomination, with promises of vigorous opposition from a faction led by Sen. Harlan J. Bnshfield, R., S. Dak. Chairman Elmer Thomas, D., Okla,, said he would seek early committee action on the nomination but Bushfield said he would demand public hearings. The South Dakotan said he and many other republican senators would fight the "new deal" nomination on grounds of certain "irregularities" within the national youth ' administration while Williams was its head. NYA was abolished by congress 2 years ago after undergoing caustic criticism. "Not only was Williams a poor ' administrator but he does not have the right philosophy of government," Boshfield said. "He is not the man for the REA job." Thomas, however, said thai while there may have been some complaints about his (Williams') politics in other states, that was not the case in Oklahoma. "We found him easier to ge along with than many other federal officials," he said. The nomination may also bring up the question of separating REA from department of agriculture Sen. Henrik Shipstead, R., Minn, has-introduced a bill to effect the separation. Three farm,. organizations--the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Grange ; the National Co-Operative Milk Producers association--have objected to Williams on the grounds that he is "not qualified by ex perience or training" for the job Williams was until recently organ' ization director of the Nationa Farmers Union. THE WHOLE FAMILY - SHOE - ENOUGH! We've b e e n taking care of t h e f a m i l y f o o t w e a r of this town for a long time. Your shoes give longer wear when we keep them in good repair. FOX SHOE REPAIR 205 So. Fed. HEADS VICTORY GARDENS --Charles F. Weaver of Mason City has been appointed chairman of Cerro Gordo County Victory Gardens again in 1945. He has had one year's experience as chairman, but expects a much heavier year in '45 because of the need for more gardens, due to tightening of rationed foods. His committees for the year have not been' appointed as yet. (owa Falls Resident Dies; Rites Pending Iowa Falls--Reginald A. Stuart, 34,- died at his home Thursday morning following a brief illness. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. The family moved to Iowa Falls about G years ago. Recently Mr. Stuart was employed by the Hoxie Fruit company. He was born Aug. 14, 1910, near Alden, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Stuart. On July 16, 1938, he married Miss Dorothy Williams at Stanhope. Survivors include his widow, a daughter, Patricia; his parents, living at Owasa; 3 sisters, Mrs. Fred Mitchell and Miss Doris Stuart, both of Iowa Falls; and Mrs. Lloyd Tibbs of Owasa; arid one brother, Lawrence, a technician 5th grade, stationed in Australia. Funeral arrangements had not been completed. ! Rural School Pupils Receive Skill Tests Garner--County Supt. Charles S. Whitney reports that IBS 6th, 7th and 8th grade pupils and 215 3rd, 4th and 5th grade pupils took the Iowa every pupil tests of basic skills recently. Ten out of the 16 Rumors About New Head for Loan Agency Washington, (£)--Big nantes In and out of government were mentioned Friday for the big job of running the government's lending agencies. These were among those talked of for the post which the senate voted overwhelmingly to keep out of the hands of Henry A. Wallace as prospective secretary of commerce: Fred M. Vlnson, economic stabilization director; Joseph P. Kennedy, former ambassador to London; niarriner S. Eccles, chairman of the federal reserve board, and Henry J. Kaiser, shipbuilder who was active in the fight to give Wallace the lending as well as the commerce post. Whoever President Roosevelt names will have to be confirmed by the senate. Into cold storage until March 1 Wallace's nomination for secretary of commerce while the senate sent to the house by a 74 to 12 vote a bill to clip from the department authority over the government's lending agencies. The bill, promised priority by house democratic leaders who predicted easy passage there, would set up a separate loan administrator. Wallace avoided losing the commerce secretaryship when Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky.) wheedled a majority of the senate Thursday into delaying action on the nomination, passing a bill by Senator George (D., Ga.) to divorce the financial from the trade supervising functions. Too late for any practical effect in the senate, President Roosevelt transmitted to Barkley a message which said that if congress chose to return the lending authority to the federal loan agency, he would approve the measure. This message may speed house passage of the George bill, amended by the senate to require an annual audit by the general accounting office of all government corporations. The Barkley forces already had beaten down, 43 to 41, an effort by the all-out Wallace opponents to force an immediate senate vote on the nomination and had obtained passage of the George bill. rural townships pated. schools partici- Precious stones were first introduced to the western world through the conquests of Alexander the Great in the east. , (Eodil MODELS np1*t* nrady to wear) A MODEL FOR EVERY CORRECT A U£ TYPE OF HEARING LOSS! 1 Modal A-2-A. New, improved model of the famoits, nationally pop- alar standard Zenith for the person of average bearing loss. 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LEPPER FREE Merchandise Customer's Own Choice With Purchase of Piece Room Suite races Rang $115.00 RYAN The president's message re-assured doubters, however, that Mr. Roosevelt had not intended to let Wallace shift for himself in the party-splitting controversy that developed over his nomination to displace Jesse H. Jones. i Wallace told reporters after the senate had acted that it seemed inappropriate for him to comment until March 1. But Senator Pepper (D-Fla.), said he had talked to the former vice president on the phone and observed that Wallace "certainly had no opposition to what was done." "His position is the same as it was when he testified before the commerce committee," Pepper said. "He'd be glad to administer the loan agencies along with his other duties, but he will bow to the will-of congress." That will was variously interpreted. ' Pepper and other Wallace supporters thought they had' won a victory over what they called the conservative element of the democratic party by gaining a position where eventual approval of the nomination seemed assured. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the republican whip, said: ·;When you analyze it,- Wallace took a pretty bad beating. He was stripped of power by the George bill, when 74 senators voted to take the loan powers away from him and only 12 voted to let him keep them." Senators went home saying that it had been quite a fight. Wallace's all-out opponents admitted they were licked but took solace in the belief that Wallace wouldn't have much of a job when he gets it. Wallace's friends said to wait and see what the former vice president does with the commerce secretaryship. LOCAL NAVY RECRUITS POSE WITH NAZI FLAG HAULED DOWN AT AACflEN --Just before leaving Mason City for.navy enlistment at Des Moines, Thursday afternoon these 17 year old youths waited long enough to pose with a nazi flag brought to the loca navy recruiting office by the father of the soldier (pictured below) who hauled it down al Aachen when the Yank troops took that city. Left to right are W. G. Burris, Jr., recruiter in charge; William M. Condon, New Haven- Clive J. Wyke, Rockwell; Ollie A. Gaines, Gamer; Donald J. Kleckner, Osage, and W. M Morrison, Osage, who brought* the flag. Mr. Morrison with 4 sons-in the service feels he has a right to trample on the flag, especially since one of his sons, Pvt. Robert A. Morrison, was right there at Aachen and climbed up to haul it down when the Yanks took the German city. Pvt. Morrison sent the flag to his father,. stating that perhaps it could be used in the 6th war loan but it arrived too late, getting here only 3 weeks ago. Robert had written that it could be used in any way--that he was not partial to its behig abused. "Talk about the Germans being; short of cloth," said Mr. Morrison, display ing the fiae and showing that 5 layers of cloth were used in the center of the flas, which itself appeared to be at least 6 by 9 feet. GERMANS MOVE YANK PRISONERS Red Cross Reports Some in West Camps Washington, are moving American Germans prisoners, , on foot, from 2 camps in the path of the Russian advance to western areas of the reich. The American Red Cross said Friday that information received through the international organization at Geneva reported that 58 Americans were known to have been in Camp Stalag B-lll-B and Stalajr 314 last November and that prisoners from these 2 camps were being moved west. Stala'g B-lll-B' was at Lamsdorf in Silesia and the other camp al Teschen, on the Polish- Czech frontier. ·· · . Geneva also reported, the Hed Cross said, that other camps on eastern Germany are being withdrawn westward, although no details on these movements are available. The United States has asked Russia for information on American prisoners released ay the advancing; red armies, but so far no reports have teen received. At the time Romania fell, a large number of Americans, chiefly airmen, were released. The OWI reported a Berlin dispatch saying Norwegian and Ang- o-American prisoners also hac been moved from a prison cam; at Schildberg, Silesia, to Lucken walde, south of Berlin. The dis patch, to a. Stockholm newspaper said the prisoners were forced t make a strenuous march throug :he snow. YANK MISSING Deeorah--Sgt. Clarence Skaim las been missing in action on the Belgian front since Jan. 7, according to notification received by liis wife. Before entering service lie was employed on the Alcan highway and with local firms. SUFFERS INJURY Deeorah--Pfc. Kenneth A. Kessel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kessel, was slightly injured in action in Belgium. He went overseas last October, being trained as a paratrooper at Fort Benning, Ga., and Camp Mackall, S. Car. WEARS PURPLE HEART Clarksville--Mrs. Lloyd Hanson received word from her husband, Pfc.. Lloyd Hanson, he is now entitled to wear the purple heart for injuries received in the front lines in Germany, causing concussion. Nashua's Ice Harvest Ends With Crop Good Nashua--The Crystal Ice Fuel Company of Waterloo finished filling their ice house here Monday with 18% layers stored. The capacity to be filled was 20, but on account of shortage of help the company decided to quit at 18%. There were 80 men on the payroll, and only 25 showed up on the final day. Work of filling began Jan. 7, and lasted 3 weeks. 163 Hancock County Dogs Flash New Tags Garner--A report released from the Hancock county auditor's office disclosed that 163 dog licenses were issued during the month of January, 1945. PVT. ROBERT MORRISON The flag is one of the official garrison flags that hung in front .of the garrison headquarters at Aachen. Usually 3 of the flags were hung in a group, stated Mr. Morrison. Robert Morrison fought his way to Aachen from France, which he entered on D-Day. And it was a singular coincidence that on 13- Day his brother, Duncan, in the navy, landed on the same beach and found himself standing there beside Robert. "Amidst al! the hullabaloo and confusion of landing, I found myself standing beside Robert," Duncan, whose LCT had been sunk in the landing, later wrote his parents. Mr. Morrison stated that the boys had signed their names on a piece of paper which he received from an ensign to whom they had given it. Robert is in the Intelligence and reconnaissance with the 1st division of Gen. Hodge's army in Germany. Besides Duncan, already mentioned, he has 2 other brothers in the service, John in the southwest Pacific on a P-T boat and Mitchell in the ground crew of the army air* force in England. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving) Nurse of New Hampton Made First Lieutenant New Hampton -- The war department Friday announced that Anna A. Thompson, New Hampton, o£ the army nurse corps, has been promoted from 2nd to 1st lieutenant. LIFE INSURANCE LOANS AT LOWER RATES You can borrow money on your life insurance policy cosh values. Or if you already have 6% loans on your life insurance policies, you can SAVE 25% to 30% interest by replacing such loans through us at much lower rates. First National Bank of Mason City, Iowa Founded in 1869 MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION DIES IN MINNESOTA Scarville--Mr. and Mrs. Tom Torgerson received word that Mrs. Lewis Peterson of Lake Park, Minn., died Saturday evening. Mrs. Peterson was the daughter of the late Arne Johnson of Scarville. Funeral services will be held Friday at Lake Park. Woes of Mailmen Boston, (U.K--Boston letter carriers have their troubles--and then some--these days. Already overworked because o£ lack of manpower, the carriers have to struggle with letters addressed to Cow Pasture, the old name for Uphams Corner. Cork City (Newton Center) and Washington Village (South Boston). DENTIST .PLATE WORK IB FIRST ST CEDAR RAPIDS SOUTH EAST DESMDINES MASON CITY SIOUX CITY RUBBER BOOTS Just received -- Women's and Misses' Pull-on Boots with flat heels. Misses' sizes 13 to 3 Women's, 4 to 9 105 NORTH FEDERAL CHAINING UP THE DEVIL is 'the subject for W. ROGER HOLLEY in the WEDGEWOOD ROOM of the HOTEL HANFORD See How Jesus Christ Will Capture the Devil and Bind Him a* Thousand Years Hear What Will Happen to Every Person in the World, and What Will Become of the Earth Itself A MOST STARTLING REVELATION OF WHAT IS COMING First Meeting - 7:15 P. M. Second Meeting - 8:30 P. M. Wednesday, February 7 "The Great Judgment Day 9 ' Friday, February 9 "The Secret o! Happiness" Meetings Sunday, Wednesday and Friday Wednesday and Friday Nights Meetings Start 7:45 f. M. A L L W E L C O M E

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