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CEDRONICLEMERALB VOLUME NO. 33 Member Associated Press Wide World MACON, MISSOURI, MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1943 C. P. Feature Service NO. 230 OPA ORDERS CEILING PRICES ON MEAT TO BEGIN APR. 15 Sfanrlarrllraiiftri Designed to , . . ., Retail Restore Urder in Meat Distribution, Alleged Black Markets and Other Twf i. uimcuiues WASHINGTON, Aprli 5 (AP) OPA today put specific cents per pound ceiling prices on retail sales of beef, lamb and mutton effective April 15 and said housewives would find them "in most cases less than the prices which consumers have been paying recently." Similar prices on retail pork cuts went into effect on April 1. Today's standardization of top prices by zones was designed by the Office of Price Administration to 'help restore order in retail meat distribution, price rules that varied from store to store, alleged black markets for sale of illegal meat and other difficulties. To explain its new standardized .retail prices for beef, veal, lamb and mutton, OPA issued the following sample prices of the scheduled cost of some of the possible cuts. (Prices quoted are cents per pound based on "good" grade of federal rrieat inspectors or corresponding OPA grade "A.") The type of meat is given first, the first figure is the price at independent stores with less than $25,-000 annual sales, and the second figure is the price of all other retailers: Leg of lamb, whole, half or short cuts, 42c, 40c; lamb rib chops, 49c, 47c veal cutlets, 50c, 48c; roast beef 10-inch rib, 38c, 36c; round steak with the bone in, 47c, 45c; sirloin with the bone in, 46c, 44c; porterhouse steak, 61c, 59c; chuck roast with the bone in, 34c, 32c; ground beef or hamburger, 30c, 29c. These prices are for Kansas, Nebraska, and all of Missouri except the extreme eastern counties. Large Attendance at Methodist Rally Day The largest attendance of the year ot all services of the Methodist church was recorded yesterday. This was the day the remodeled church was urged again after more than nine months of repairs and re-decoration. The program began by the church school's observing Rally Day. All officers and teachers, by departments, were introduced. The following awards were made for outstanding attendance: John Paul Macumber and Becky Sue Macum-ber for two years' perfect attendance at both church school and church services; Richard Hackler, Nadine Turner and Harold Turner for periect attendance ior lour years, and Alice Corbin for a perfect re cord for last year. Church services were resumed in the remodeled and newly decorated sanctuary. Every person expressing his reactions to the auditorium's appearance was effusive in praise. In both the morning and evening services the ushers had to bring in chairs to accommodate those present. Emerson Frederick Lowery, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Lowery, was christened. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Persing united with the church. In a break in the morning service Mrs. A. B. Miller, in a charming manner, surprised the audience by reading a series of resolutions thanking all who had a part in the revamping of the church property. The resolutions were drawn up by one of the thoughtful members of the congregation. Mrs. Nora Ed - f wards, and signed by several of the older members. . In the evening the choir, under the direction of Miss Cathryn Thomas, delighted the large crowd with its program of sacred music. The choir was well balanced and the numbers were well rendered. The Bass Quartet and the Women's Chorus deserves special mention, the latter for their splendid expres- sion. Many a Victory gardner this spring will learn tne reai mean- ing of that old phrase, "a hard row to hoe." jt SEEMS TO r m nun p. mitxtt Several people have asked me about the list of candidates for the constitutional convention which will be handed to the voter when he or she enters the balloting places in the state tomorrow and I am glad to Pass on what liu,e information I have about them. The state Repubilcan committee and the state Democratic committee met two or tnree two or three weeks ago and picked a slate of fifteen candidates (there are fifteen to be elected) and after a court ruling that he could do so, the secretary of state has placed these fifteen names at the head of the list of candidates. So, if you want to follow the suggestion of the two state committees, you can check the first fifteen on the list. There are many excellent men on the list. I have mentioned both Senator Allen McReynolds and Senator Clyde Cope in this column before. I have served with both of these men and I can vouch for them as to ability, trustworthiness and general standing. It so happens that they are on the list of the fifteen that the state committees have selected. V. E. Phillips, of Kansas City, another of the chosen candidates, ser- ved in the House while I have bene serving in the Senate and 1 nave learned of his work first handed. He served on the statute revision commission in 1939 and handled the constitution at that time. He is well versed in the present constitution and would be an excellent man lo handle any revision. Leo T. Daniels, of Ellington, H. C. Crist, of Springfield, A. L. Mc- Cawley, of Carthage, Frank Catron, of Lexington, David L. Bales of Eminence and Redick O'Bryan, of St. Louis, formerly of Moberly, have all been in the General Assembly since I became a member. I know them all and believe that a vote for either or all of them would not be a vote amiss. I also know R. W. Brown, a farm leader, of Jefferson City and Car-rollton and John F. Case, of Wright City, the editor of the Missouri Ruralist and former newspaper man at Kirksville. Both of these men are experts in the agricultural field and deserve a place on your ballot if you are interested in agriculture. Several of the men and women are lrom the cities and 1 do not know them j do not mean to say that they should not have your ballot but I am merely trying to pass on to you the knowledge that I have of the candidates who are running; There will be a constitutional amendment given you when you go to the polls. It is a proposal to allow the laws passed by the Gen- eral Assembly to go into effect 90 days after they are signed by the Governor and not 90 days after the General Assembly adjourns. Several members of the present assembly thought that the proposal should be submitted to the people and passed in line with the last constitutional amendment that increased the pay of the legislators. I have no recommendation to make. I voted to submit it to the people and I am willing to have their judgment passed on it. Former Bevier Man Dies at Kansas City John A. Hughes, son of the late Dan J. and Nancy Hughes, passed away very suddenly March 17 from a heart attack while in his barber shop in Kansas City. He was 53 years of age. He was better known to his Bevier friends as "Jackson" Hughes. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sena Hughes; two sons, Frederick or the home and Robert Rick of the U. S. Army, stationed at Jefferson Barracks; one brother, Harry Hughes, Parkville, Mo.; Mrs. T. -W. Barker of California and Mrs. J. M. Barker of Kansas City, Funeral services were held Satur- day afternoon, March 20, at 3 p. m. Interment was in Mt. Moriah Ceme- tery. ine nugnes were lormer Bevier residents and his many friends will regret to hear of his sudden passing, CITY ELECTION TOMORROW Councilmen, City Attorney, and School Board Members to Be Elected Here Macon County will elect a coun- ty school superintendent tomorrow to serve as supervisor of the rural schools and the county school bus routes for a term of four years. In addition to the county school superintendent, each local school dis- trict will elect members to the board of education. In the city school systems two will be regularly elected lor a term of three years each. City schools have six members on the board of education, In the rural schools only one member will be selected to serve for the three yea.-period. Rural schools have three members on the board of education. In the city of Macon three mem- bers will be elected to the board of education, two for the lull throe year period, and one to serve a two year unexpired term. Cities in Macon County will elect city councilmen and some towns in the county will elect a mayor. In Macon four councilmen ind a city attorney will be elected. After the voters have fulfilled their obligations to their city government they will have an obligation to the statethat of selecting 15 delegates at larae and one district deiegate to tne constitutional eonven- tion. One other ballot will be voted on the constitutional amendment ...u.-.u .-i ....... ,.ff,.i;., an days after signing by the governor immediate diagnosis and treatment. 'hu'" Poetical occupational tram-instead of 90 days after adjournment -The Women's Field Army is or- '"8 with regular high school work, iw ih- Wishiture as is the case at izani.ed in forty-six states, with lo- H-uh a cooperative arrange- present. Mrs. Doris Lucas Dies After Brief Illness Mrs. Doris Lucas, wife of Willie Lucas, died at the McCormick Hospital, Moberly, at 7:45 p. m. Saturday after a brief illness. She was 36 years of age. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winn Terrell. Her home was five miles southwest of Macon. Mrs. Lucas is survived by her husband; one son, Win ford G.; two sisters, Mrs. T. F. Allen of Moberly and Mrs. Marvin Miles of Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held at the Albert Skinner Home for Funerals Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by the Rev. A. H. Fuhr. The body will be at the residence until that time. Bii'ial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 13 Men Inducted Mar. 29 Return to Camp Today Thirteen men who were inducted into the army March 29 returned to the induction center at Fort Leavenworth today following a week's furlough. William Thomas Harris, Ethel, was inducted into the Marines and Ernest Wayne Phillips, Anabel, was inducted into the Navy at that time. Neither returned for a furlough. Those leaving today were Lawrence Truitt, Macon; Noble Redmon, La Plata; Wesley Lee, Ethel; Edward L. Franklin, New Cambria; Robert Derr, La Plata; George Michaels, Macon; John Robert Biddinger, La Plata; Richard Gentner, Anabel; Earl Duckworth, Macon; Floyd Bruno, Macon; Dale Howe, Macon; Cyrus Shott, Elmer; Hubert W. Moehle, Macon. GRASS FIRE SPREADS TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT The fire department was called to the State Highway Department building at the corner of Highway 63 and Maffry Avenue about noon to-Hnv TJn nffipi.il rpnort on the fire was given by the fire department but observers stated the blaze from a otnto tho hla from n nearby grass fjre spread to the load- mg jock near tne highway depart- K..iiHin and threatened to burn Mi wi,. f ncnhalt. which were on the aoc The fire depart- ment arrivej in time to aid in ex- tinguishing the blaze, however, and ,, i;ifiP damaee was done. Manush Manager ROANOKE Va., (AP) Heinie Manush, manager last season of the Greensboro N. C, Red Cox in the class B Piedmont League, will man- aee the Roanoke Va., Red Sox this year. Roanoke has taken over the Greensboro franchise for the dura- tion. DRIVE FOR CANCER CONTROL UNDERWAY Fu blic Appeal for Membership During April The public was invited today lo turn a microscope on the program of the second Division of the Wo- men's Field Army of the American Society for the Control of Cancer, by Mrs. W .R. Benson, local C'omman- dor. From April 1 to 30 the or- ganization will make a public ap- peal for membership, "The public is in a mood to serut- inize carefully every appeal tor sup- port, and the reasons for existence of the organization making the appeal," Mrs. Benson said. "We think this is as it should be, and we invite the public to turn its microscope on our work and program. Our appeal to both men and women of Macon County to join the Women's Field Army during our April Knlist- ment Campaign is based on the fol- lowing facts: "Cancer is the second highest cause of death in the United States. It kills 160,000 annually. "Authorities in this field say that two-thirds of these deaths arc unnec- essary because people go to their doctors when the disease is past the curative stage. It has been determined that this fatal delay is due largely to fear, procrastination or ignorance. "It is the objective of 1 he Wv men's Field Army to see that every man and woman in the United States knows what the earliest signs ana symptoms of cancer are SO thai llO .m,,H, In hi fl,w tor for cal branches and county. in almost every .jjy The national member- ship is 225,000 volunteer men and women. Here in Macon County our membership is sixty-six. "The funds are used for educational purposes and certain special projects that must be "approved by our national society before they can be conducted. Our educational work is carried on through the distribution of printed matter; showing of slides, trailers and motion pictures about (Continued on Page 4) DAYLIGHT RAID IS INDICATED Great Force of Flying Fortres- ses Heads for Continent Again Today BULLETIN LONDON, April .1 (AP) A large force of Inilcd Stales Flying Fortresses and Liberators attacked industrial targets near Antwerp, Belgium, with good results in daylight today, following up yesterday's American attack on the Renault works near Paris and a heavy night attack on Kiel, Germany, it was announced tonight. A DNB dispatch broadcast by the Berlin radio said the raiding squadrons scored direct hits "on blocks of houses which caused fires and destruction and severe losses among the civilian population" of Antwerp, which is Belgium's commercial center. The RAF's raids last night by a mighty striking force on the German Baltic naval base and U-boat yards at Kiel were re-reported by the British Air Ministry to have been carried out "in great strength." It was the 71st raid on Kiel. Twelve British bombers failed to return from the night attack on Kiel. LONDON, April 5 (AP) A great force of United Slates Flying Fortresses headed across the Strait of Dover this afternoon indicating another big daylight attack on the comment in me wane ui jtohu.., American bombing near Paris and a heavy RAF raid on Kid, Germany. The four-motored bnmfcers flying in closely-knit formation roared out over the channel for the continuous day and night pounding of the Ger- man war machine. Only yesterday the Flying Fort- resses smashed at the Renualt works near Paris, and last night a mighty RAF force followed through with the Kiel attack in which unofficial observers estimated a thousand tone of bombs or more were dropped. Five formations of Fortresses were countoa crossing me so.uuieusi coast today, flying between 15,000 and 20,000 feet. D.O. ADAPTED TO WAR NEEDS Fifty-Nine Students Here Trained in Twenty-seven Different Occupations Many inquiries relative to the Diversified Occupations Program which is a part of Macon High School's course of study pour into the school's offices every day, which is an indication that the program, still I'omparatievly new, is not thoroughly understood, high school officials say. An article published recently in "Missouri Schools' gives a clear outline of the program and is reprinted here for the purpose of acquainting the public wilh the actual work that is being done in the course and the valuable training that is be-in;; given students in many occupations: "What superintendent has not, during recent months, received dozens of calls from local business men asking for high school students to work part-time'.' The need is real, and a well organized cooperative training program can render valuable service. The Diversified Occupations program known throughout Missouri as the D. O. program has boon established in 38 Missouri cities with an en-lolhncnt of approximately 1,500 students. The diversified occupations training program is meet in;', a real need '"K" fx-nuui uiijs illiu r.f k:,.u i t i iris, pro-youth to uJpoi luiioy joi III. Ml u mail till. MIIHUI, UIU employer, and the student, actual work experience on a part-time basis is provided. The student usually alternates between the school and industry on a half day basis. Tne work, both in school and on the job, is closely supervised by the high school coordinator. The Stale Department of Education has approved this vocational program for two units of credit. One unit is granted the student for the practical skills learned on the job i.nd one unit for the related occupational information class taught by the coordinator. The training program may extend over a two-year period and the student may thus earn four units of credit toward high school graduation. Some of the more common occupations in which students are receiving training arc general office work, secretarial work, machine shop, auto mechanics, printing, carpentry, electrical work, retail store work, nursing, drafting, cosmetology, waitress, and maid service." The D. O. Program in Macon is now in its second year. Fifty-nine students have been trained in twenty-seven different occupations during that time. Other D. O. programs in North Missouri arc offered at Hannibal, Kirksville, Columbia, Jefferson City and Chillicothe. Tne vocational work in this field is reimbursed by the State Department of Education and the Federal Government under the George-Dean, Smith-Hughes Act. The certification of a coordinator is rigid, which explains the small number in the state. In order to qualify as a coordinator, one must be a graduate of a recognized college or university, have at least one year teaching experience and four year's experience in some industry or business. In addition to these qualifications, coordinators must complete required training in trade and industrial work. A. H. Binder Passes Away Early This Morning A. H. Binder passed away at 5:15 a. m. today at Samaritan Hospital at the age of 82 year: 15 days. He had t s 4 months and been ill several weeks. He survived by his wife, three sons, Ed Binder of Excello, Joe and Henry A. Binder of Macon, and one daughter, Mrs. V. I. Gray of Macon. The body was taken to Stephens & Goodding Funeral Home where it will remain until the funeral hour, Services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The careless motorist who drives ui mgn sreus vn wuwui mc is operating on an entirely too fast skidual. U.S. AIR ATTACK ON, NAPLES IS GREATEST RAID OF THE WAR fORECASTlNr LOCAL AJID TAXI WEATBBa STATE WEATHER Somewhat cooler today and slightly cooler tonight south and central portions. Continued cool extreme north. REGIONAL WEATHER Cooler today and a little collier tonight. Light to heavy frost tonight. Maximum Minimum 7 a. m. 70 . 38 . 39 ORDINANCES TO SECURE LIGHTS Bevier and Callao Will Have Chance to Secure Street Lights Tomorrow Bevier and Callao will vote on city ordinances tomorrow providing for the levying of an annual tax not 1o exceed twenty-five cents per $100 valuation for street lights in those two towns. Both towns have been in darkness for the past two years. Callao held a similar election some time ago, but the proposal was defeated at that time, since the necessary two-thirds majority vote for passage of the levy was not secured. Several Callao merchants today expressed their confidence in passage of the proposal this time, since increased interest has been shown by the citizens of the town. This is Bcvier's first attempt fo ecure street lights since September, 11)41, when they were shut off. J. V. Nisbeth, mayor of Bevier, states he has advocated light during his entire administration. He stressed that fact that rumors are circulating that the cost of such a levy will be prohibitive, running from S2f) to $59 per year. This is an erroneous statement. Mr. Nisbeth went on to say. correcting the statement by saying the levy would provide for twenty-five cents per $100 valuation. He gave as an example: Property valued at $1000 would have a $2.50 levy per year on it. It is urged that everyone interested in securing lights for Bevier and Callao come to the polls tomorrow and vote "Yes" on this measure. JEFF BANTA DIES AT ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL Former Teacher in Macon County III Three Weeks Jeff M. Banta, 61, former Callao resident, died early Saturday morning in the Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, following a three weeks' illness. He is survived by his wife: three daughters, Mrs. Wayne Enyart and Mrs. Curtis Bishop of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Van Hendricks of St. Louis, and a sister, Mrs. W. P. Jackson of Callao. Mr. Banta taught in Callao and Jacksonville and later held a position in the capitol building at Jefferson City. For the past two years he has lived in St. Louis, where he has been a supervisor at Belle-fontaine Farms. He was a member of the Concord Christian Church. Funeral services were held at Moberly this afternoon. Two Convicts Slip Away --"-j From Prison Farm JEFFERSON CITY, April 5 (AP) Two convicts slipped away from a prison farm near here last- night, They were Walter Knight, serving five years for tar theft in Callaway County, and Charles Piene, serving five years for burglary and larceny in Greene County. j 1 Newport, on the Gaspe penin- sula, province of Quebec, was nam- ed by American loyalists there in nonor 01 iewport, xne navigator who accompanied Sir Walter Ra- lelgti ftj America. AH Planes Return from Smashing Assault on Supply Port; Yanks Repulse Nazis in El Guetar Sector, Taking Some Prisoners BULLETIN LONDON. April 5 (AP) -A Moscow radio broadcast recorded by the Associated Press said today Field Marshal Erwln Rommel had been made commander-in-chief of all German and Italian armies in Italy and the Mediterranean coast of France and had arrived in Southern Italy. Rommel will have charge of coordinating all arms of the southern defense command, the broadcast said. The Italian high command was represented as attributing great importance to a conference expected to be called shortly. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA, April 5 (AP) United States Flying Fortresses smashed Naples in the greatest raid oi the war against that sea supply port yesterday as the American Sec-cond Army Crops repulsed a German counter-attack in the El Guetar sector and continued the drive toward a junction with the British Army, it was announced today. Nearly 100 of the four-engined Fortresses from Maj. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle's Northwest African air force stole the show yesterday afternoon with the raid on Naples. Nearly 200 tons of bombs were dropped in 15 minutes. Naples had been raided five times by Liberators from the Middle Ea3t but sources here said yesterday's attack was four times as heavy as any of the previous forays and all planes returned safely. It was officially anounced 21 ships were hit in the harbor as well as three submarines, a floating dock and a cluster of small vessels. Explosives loosed by the Fortresses hit 21 aircraft on the nearby airfield. (The Italian high command, in a communique broadcast from Rome and recorded by Associated Press, said great damage was done to both public and private buildings in Naples, the Fortress target, and in Syracuse, where railway sidings and moored seaplanes were attacked by Malta's fighter bombers. Naples reported 221 dead and 387 injured.) Infantrymen under Gen. George Patton put on a small scale attack against a group of hills near the Gafsa-Gabes road and won them in hard fighting. German Elite troops immediately counter-attacked but they were beaten off and the Americans held the new high ground, taking some prisoners. Gen. Montgomery's Eighth Army was inactive, and the communique did not mention the sector 20 miles north of Gabes. In Northern Tunisia around Med-jez el Bab, so-called gateway to the Axis bridgehead of Bizerte and Tunis. British First Army artillery duel savagely with enemy guns and inflicted losses on concentrations of motor transport and infantry. British and French patrols also were active in the north. OVER $200 COLLECTED AT THEATERS HERE Red Cross Drive Continue Throughout Week collections of $200.11 have been made at the two local theaters dur- ing the first four days of the Red Cross campaign for funds through theaters all over the nation. The drive will last the rest of this week, The Valencia Theater reports a to- tal of $119.00 with $75 being contri- buted yesterday and the Macon Theatre has collected $81.11 The only time he ever went In for isolationism Zadok Dumkopf asserts, was back in 1926 when he compet-ed for the local flagpole sitting I'liuiupiuiuuiii. Advertising Pajsl Ttj Itt

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