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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, February 2, 1945
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1945 ARMY PROMOTES ROCKFORD YANK Holds Sergeant Rank in Northern Solomons With the V. S. Army Forces in the Northern Solomons--Serving overseas with the signal corps, Francis M. Roberts, who formerly operated. a farm near Rockford, Iowa, has recently been promoted from technician 5th gracte, to ·technician 4th grade, and is a cook for his organization. During his service with the army, "Sgt. Roberts has been awarded the good conduct medal for exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity. He also holds .the Asiatic - Pacific campaign medal with a battle star for par-. ticipation in action against the enemy. · ; · / . . . · ' . ; · ' . Sgt. Roberts is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Roberts, of Marble Rock, Iowa. He has-been stationed in the southwest Pacific since October, 1943. ' . Here "'There Garner--Don C. Hoe, proprietor of the Roe Super-Valu store, recently installed a modernistic streamlined fruit and vegetable department in his store. Lcland--H. .O. Haagenson is back to ,his duties on the rural route after a 2 weeks' vacation visiting his parents in' Glendale, Cal. Goodeil--Mrs. Everett Evenson, who has been employed as bookkeeper and is staying with her sister, Mrs. E. Culp, in Los Angeles, Cal., came Monday to the parental A. G. McMullen home. A. M. M. 2/c Everett Evenson is stationed in San Diego. Leland -- Seaman 1 /c Austin Spends Day With Son in By FRANK MILES London, (IDPA)--The . English Speaking Union in London does a wonderful job o£ entertaining and instructing" uniformed" Americans · and Canadians ; on leave in , that picturesque city free of charge, i Since .1942 thousands of allied men and women have taken advantage ·" of' the opportunities the organization affords. One need only go to its headquarters and declare his desires. He will be in a party -with an experienced guide In a few minutes. -Through this medium my son, Lt. Frank'Miles, Jr., of the 8th army air forces, and I spent one grand afternoon. I had seen many .of the places we visited before but it was keenly interesting to see them -again and to see those wholly new to me. We saw St. Paul's, church, the London tower, Westminster Abbey,- where the tomb, of the British unknown soldier of W o r l d war I is located, Trafalgar square with the statue of Lord Nelson, Kcadilly circus, t h e London bridge, Fleet street, 10 Downing street, the houses of parliament, Buckingham palace and m a n y other sights. ,, Most Americans k n o w much from reading about England. Most Thune is spending his furlough with his mother, Mrs. O. G. Thune. Austin has been serving on a submarine in the Pacific. Decorab -- Miss Evelyn Rude, daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rude, formerly of Decorah but now living in Charles City, has been advanced in rank to first lieutenant in the army nurse corps. She is stationed at Fort Meyers, Fla. . . . "; · lceville^--Miss Mae Fritz, who attends Luther college in Decorah, visited her friend, Miss · Evelyn Fesenmeyer. Clarion--Pvt, Eugene^ Gaulke was ^ to-leave Friday for Fort Meade, Md., after a week's visit at "the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.. W. Gaulke. Pvt. Gaulke has been at Camp Fannin, . Texas, since entering the service. · - : , ' · _ Clarksville-^-Mrs. Bud Arjes r§- ceived word that her husband had been promoted to motor machinist's mate 3/c Jan. 17 at San Diego, CaL Fredericksbure -- Mrs. Lester Lange, who has tteen employed as bookeeper by the Ott and Foresman Produce company, has resigned. Miss Feme Schurkey will be her successor. Bristbw--Mrs. Charles S. Stewart received word from her stepmother, Mrs. W. D. Hartsough, 85, stating she fell, breaking her hip and arm. Mrs. Hartsough was for many years a resident of Clear Lake, but 2 years ago she entered the Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown. She has been taken to Iowa City since her accident. Goodeil--Supt. and Mrs. Fred Fee received word from their son, Pvi Kenneth Fee, that he has been transferred from Childress, Texas, to Keesler. Field, Miss. Bode--Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Mattice are the parents of a daughter born Tuesday at the Lutheran hos- JANUARY HAS 11 SUB-ZERO DAYS Month Was at Average 50-Year Temperature . Iowa Falls-^There were 11 days with sub-zero. temperature in the Iowa Falls area, according to the monthly report of C. H. Gilbert, weather observer. The average temperature for the month was 15.7 degrees, which is'the 50-year average for the month. The coldest day was the 2nd with a low of 17 degrees below zero; the warmest was the 14th with a high of 36 degrees. Snowfall amounted to 5.25 inches. The ground has been covered with snow for 68 consecutive days. The 'first snow came on Nov. 25, and is. still on the ground. The snow has settled to a large degree and the average depth now is 8.5 inches. There were 6 clear days in the month, 10 partly cloudy, and 15 cloudy. Farmers report there is little frost in. the ground. Heavy feeding of livestock was necessary during the entire month. Charles City News Charles City Briefs -of the .English seemed to know more about America t h a n any other part of the world save their own. . Once when my son and I were 1 iri.a taxi, the driver slowed down, .·pointed to a church and said: "That's ; where William' Penn was christened," then after a .pause, he saddened: "Isn't there something in your country named for him?" He took us over, areas devastated by nazi bombs in the terrific blitz of 1940 and told us remarkable tales of heroism by aged men and women and young children when explosions created chaos. . In f l i g h t s over England and and some part of the mainland of ' the continent, I saw literally thousands of bomb craters and hundreds of shattered buildings. Hitler intended to do to the United Stales what he did in Europe and would have caused us much trouble had he conquered the British Isles. Most American airemen in England, who have studied the situation which prevailed in the early years of the war, readily say that H. A.F. kept freedom loving people of the earth free until enough help came to turn the tide and are unstinted in p r a i s e of the .sky fighters who did it. Most of those brave youths are gone now. . .Capt, Joe A. Benda, an army postal inspector, and I conversed "SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME"--Here's a preview of a 1945 beach style, as/presented on the shapely, form of Yvonne, De Carlo. She's Walter Wanger's new discovery who will be starred in TJniversal's forthcoming "Salome-Where She Danced." Yvonne is wearing a new model "diaper" swim suit. . . . . pital. Fort Dodge. Mrs. Mattice is making her home with her' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Holland while her husband is serving in the navy. :Rlnrsted--Mr.Vand Mrs. ,H. W. Jensen of Walker, Minn., are visiting friends here this week. They were residents here for many years, when Mr. Jensen was engaged in the banking business. He is now in the insurance business in Walker and Mrs. Jensen owns and manages a summer resort on Ten Mile lake. tittle Cedar--Members of the Just-A-Mere club entertained their husbands at their · annual Husband's Night Party Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium. Goodeil--Mrs. Al Mayhew o£ Rockford, 111., is visiting in the Edgar Mayhew home. She came for the funeral Clarion Sunday. Decorah--Mr. Bolmgren were CHAMBER LISTS NEW DIRECTORS Board to Meet Monday to Elect'45 Officers Iowa Falls--Five new directors of the Iowa Falls"' Chamber of Commerce have been elected, according to P. K. Wright, secretary. The new directors are Frank Pettibone, Bernard Wagoner, H. N. Johnson, Robert Santee and Howard MacManus. They succeed Clyde Armour, B. Ir. Johnson, Sam Bruce, H. J. Wood and S. E. Gohring. Ten new members of the Merchants Bureau have been elected. They are Mrs. Ethel Sickson Le Moind, V: L. Kloye, C. -W.. Peterson;. W. K. ArmentrouV-'Ui . Walsh;-,; David Steel, Verne Sprout, Manning Ho well, .E. Franklin and E. D. Emal... The new board will hold an organization meeting Monday evening and officers for the year will be elected. The annual dinner meeting of the. Chamber of Commerce will be held Monday evening, Feb. 12, with Hubert Dear an assistant field director of the American Red Cross, speaker. immetsburg Warrior Vlissing in Yugoslavia Emmetsburg--LL Bruce Johnon, 23, son of Lt and Mrs. Roy ohnston, Emmetsburg, has been lissing in action over 'Yugoslavia I ince Jan. 15, according to a tele-I ram'-received by : Mrs. Johnston.'! ^t. Roy Johnstonj on leave of ab- enc.e · ^ as... superintendent of the 'alo Alto county schools, is with he army in the south Pacific. ·No, No, No Indianapolis, Ind., (U.PJ--A drugstore sign reads, "No eigarets. No of her sister at cleansing tissue. No remarks." and Mrs. Carl notified by the for awhile when we were seated Cal., with at the same taWe for an evening Sievert. chow at the Grosvemor officers mess. His Is a most interesting assignment, and he was of interest to me and will be to lowans when I relate that he was graduated from Pleasant Plain high school and attended SU Ambrose college at Davenport before entering the postal service 15 years ago. He had been overseas 1 months. The last day I was in London I stopped a couple of American naval officers to ask directions. They knew no more about the city than I did but when they learned I was in the navy during and after the last war a chinning bee ensued. Warrant Officer E. A. Jackson. GUva, HI., 1 of them, is the husband of the former Miss Hilda. tarsen, Council Bluffs. She was staying with her parents, Air. and Mrs. Otto Larsen, in the western Iowa city while he was at sea. I flew out of London for Paris 1 bright morning. Near my plane on the air field was 1 Winston Churchill had used in many of his flights over the world. Allied fighter planes passed 'our ship going toward enemy territory just after we crossed the English channel. Northwest France was heavily bomb pocked and shell torn- Paris had been bombed only a few days before. Streets were kept clear at night so after a few hours there I returned to the officers billet near the field at which I had landed. That evening among (he 16 occupants of cots in the room in which I slept with Lt. Lloyd Nichols, Mason City, an ATC pilot, and. flight. Officer. Howard .G. Leaning, Thor. Nichols hid 2 little boys, 1 of whom he had never seen. Lenning and I were together on a plane which took me to Naples the nextrday. He said he intended to be an Iowa farmer when the war was over. war department that their son Don is missing in action in Italy. He was a member of the flying corps. Hayfield--The Hayfield school board gathered at the home of Supt. and Mrs. H. H. Brown Sunday evening for a farewell party in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brazik. Clarion--Pvt. J. J. Barrett Is spending a delay enroute from Camp Fannin, Tex., to Fort Ord, Now Showing ENDS SATURDAY his aunt, Mrs. Laura DANCE at the Avolon Ballroom Manly, Iowa Saturday, February 3 Music by EARL HUNT AND HIS ORCHESTRA YOUR CO-HIT EXCITEMENT .waits Motor Repairs n Pacific Coral Isle Fredericksbure -- Lt. Ro b e r t tforf, U. S. N. R., advises his par- nts, Postmaster and Mrs. Paul lorf, that he and his crew have een on a small coral island sorne- here in the Pacific, waiting for new motor to be installed in his ane. Lt. Morf'is a pilot in an air vacuation squadron. INCREASE FLAX GOAL IN HARDiN Iowa Falls -- Hardin c o u n t y farmers have been asked to meet a goal 6£ 700 acres in flax, Walter E. Hauser, county chairman of thi AAA, reported. . The state goal in flax acreage has been increased from 122,OOC acres to 200,000, .Hauser says. Be cause flax is needed for the wa: uses, farmers will be paid $1 an acre up to the number of acre in. the farm goal. More than 40 per cent of th doctors of the country have bee: taken into the armed forces. DANCE The Rev. and Mrs. Paul R. Dais are entertaining the letter's sters, Mrs. Charles Davis of Manhattan, Kans., and Lt. (j. g.) Mice L. Macy, a navy nurse re- ently returned from Hawaii The East St. Charles Communi- y club met Thursday at the home Amy Winterinfc with Lois llages assisting hostess. A 12:30 uncheon was served to 15 mem- ers ; and one guest, 'Mrs. Ed'Ham- lond. Mrs. C. P. Clancy entertained at children's party Tuesday af ter- oon in honor of her daughter, udy Etta's first birthday. Guests vere Irene and Danny Castle, Javid Kicherer, Stephen and Saly Soehren and _ Judy's brother, ohn. The children were - seated round a low round table.' Each .ad an individual birthday cake vith a lighted candle on it., The hildren's mothers and grandmothers were seated at a large able, in the center of which was a large birthday cake. Judy re- eived many lovely, gifts. Mr. and Mrs. James Dawson are he parents of a son, born at the Cedar .Valley hospital. ;, Many friends and neighbors :ame to call on Mr. and Mrs. Levi Klinkel to help them celebrate heir golden wedding anniversary Sunday, although the anniversary date was Wednesday, at their lome, 403. West Hulin street. ",unch of cake and ice cream was served. The couple received many cards and 8 beautiful bouquets of .ovely flowers including a large white basket of yellow .roses and white snaps and a large vase of yellow roses.i They also received lovely gifts" including' several pieces of gold jewelry. All joined in' wishing Mr. and Mrs. Klinkel rnay more happy years'of married life. Twelve close friends were served dinner in the evening by Mr. and Mrs. Klinkel. Lt. and Mrs. Chandler Smith and children arrived here Wednesday morning from Philadelphia, Pa., for a visit -at the home of Mr. Smith's parents, Mr. arid Mrs. Merrill G. Smith. Lt. Smith will return to Philadelphia next Wednesday, but his family expects to remain in Charles City for a while. Miss Shirley Bauman, accompanied by William George of Cedar Rapids, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Bauman and family. Bishop to Visit Site of First Missionary Sermon 40 Years Ago Decorah-^Bishop Edwin F. Lee, former Methodist bishop at Singapore, but now chairman of the committee on army .cha'plains at Washington, is soon to visit Burr Oak, north of Decorah, where he preached his'first missionary sermon on Christmas day 40 years ago. ' : ' FIRE DAMAGES HOME Clarion--Fire which originated near chimney ' of ' a stove in a downstairs room did considerable damage at the home of Mrs. Matilda Boggs in Walnut Grove, in the western part o£ Clarion, Wednesday night. The fire followed the chimney through the roof bui was extinguished by the Clarion firemen before much of the roo: was burned. The loss is coverec by insurance. The Thames river, England, called the "river of poets." is 5HADY BEACH-/ft South 8b.ire. Clear Lake DANCING EVERY NIGHT Steaks - Fried Chicken Home Barbecued Ribs Fried Fish Cttne-VTrr Our Dclidens F««d L A K f ? C L l ' - u A K t C f SUN. ANDMON. Now Through Saturday "TAKE IT BIG" with . Jack Haley and "Lumberjack" with Wm. Boyd We Specialize in Lunches COME ONE - COME ALL 4Ut ANNUAL DANISH MASQUERADE BALL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AT THE SURF BALLROOM Music by Hazel's Band GRAND MARCH AT 10 O'CLOCK ' Seren cash prices will be awarded: $10.00 for lady's best costume, 2nd price $2.00; 1st prize $5.00 for best man'* costume, 2nd prize $2.00; $4.00 prize for best dressed couple; lady's prize, comic, $2.00; man's prize, comic, $2.00. Admission--Ladies 63c; Gentlemen 63c--Tax . LATE BUS AFTER DANCE Inc. Try Our Evening Dinners at RIVERSIDE BARN DANCE 725 North Kentucky Saturday, Feb. 3 MUSIC BY .HAZEL AND HER BAND The Covered Wagon : LAST TIMES FRIDAY ,, NIGHT CLUB GIRL/'Vivian Austin RACKET MAN," Tom Neal FRIDAY SATURDAY AHOY THERE! LOOK AT THIS! TWO MORE UNBEATABLE HITS FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT x STARTING SATURDAY . Hoosiers refer to the game dominoes as "sniff." mm** Treat Her af- the SODA GRILL C/ltt WBSStt* DMWUYHM CHMaU RW61K.KWDTOV 6ISH It's - a - Gay - and -Giddy - Madcap - Man - Hunt FOUR - GAY-LORIOUS - DATS STARTING SUNDAY GREAT DRAMATIC MUSICAL... TECHNICOLOR! Robert LOWERY. Jean PARKER Bill HENRY . Roscoe KflRHS THIS COHIT IS DIFFERENT! THRILLING! DAZZLING! A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA! GINGER ROGERS FUZZY FMDS PEACE AND QWET. tehind the Butt of a Six-Gun! EX1BA! LATEST PARAMOUNT NEWS JASPER'S PARADISE ' CHAMPIONS CARRT ON VBtA HRUBA RALSTON EUGNEPAU.-.TT£ VBtA VAGUE ROBBtT LIVINGSTON WAlTHtCATLETT NEWS FLASHES CHURCHTLiL ESCAPES DYNAMITE PLOT! City" Plus Oisney Cartoon

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