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VOL. LXXL No. HISATURDAY, APR. IO, 1013
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
HOUSES FLOAT DOWNSTREAM
M. wing; Out of Missouri River LowlandsBritish Eighth Army Swarms Into Sfax
r ill! <: hen:' i iii Oui a Ila toe tho Mi on
BHittS, la tin* lower lay ti ait a
r| river ii
I IN 11 ---Sf'Vfi rn .petion ol East downstream a. ached a floo
Tuttle, executive las county ch 'p-In Omaha, said
Members of Mt. Pleasant High School Band
Mage rf 19 8 feet.
M: . Rose Miry secretary of th* Dm ter of the Rt d Cross that worker for that organization operating a canteen in the lower >•<■-te n iff the city icpoivi ehoitiy after daylight this* morning that flood wa
ens had lift* el
started th* rn R» sidents of had remain* d spite warnings All yes'.erda the night, Ult lice and fits m land residents The Red C able difficulty stock a - It, wa into the in SO ITH cover (d nock w po** sib I;.
As th upw a rd dieted Ii
ai reel (fences and I ream.
of the hou es who igh tin- night d»-hastily evacuated. : noon and through Cm Omaha poll been taking lowlier ground. reported co:;'liderin removing live. •vary to get trucks •a and load them.
Prof. Evers Named To Wesleyan Faculty
Teach Pre - Cadets Physics Department
‘Drive Enemy Into Sea’ Is
Dr, at in lev B ' « We Ie van (
I the addition of Profe
Nile . President of liege. Ins annotine- British lor Cornelius
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already of live-except
following are th11 on M Koan,
Virginia EbertSi" ot
id row; H<l* nlek Clan
ie Martha WU;ham Cl
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f row : Virginiaie members of the Mf Pleasant high school band, kiluied in Sally Sue today:
:gh’ Keith B >3 Ie VV.I..em Tribby Viola Sanders, H I Tar. ic r, Wanda Mar- Shepp, Kenneth Myers, Merle Shockley, Harriet .VU reel la Te walt. Maty McBe' n, Wynona S?outz. 1> .•> r< Adams, Louisa Hunt, E>elpha Gene Bunker, James Lind*
Wahlborg, Joyce Stuart, Dickie Hill Rosalie Long, A’s n on Elgar, Richard McBeth, Robert Williams, Lois Dusenberry. Freder-Mary Evert Bet’.y Folk* r. Donovan Nicholson, John McCord, Jean Hopson, Randall Vance, Dorothy Parrish. Eli . Wil
ts v»u > to the Iowa Wesleyan College faculty to ti aril in the military unit rn th** Wesley at) rampus. Professor Ever:-, who has been head of the decor rd cf pins is af Contr ii College at Pe Ha. Iowa lor the last fiP.e**n has three .s ns who are in the
h"d Americans New Drive
thrf i guar
dikis com panic been ordt week.
Tie viny na* Iona in protecting Two Dm ai.. a guard ha< arber sn tin
Hatch. Barbara Iicdlund
ret 01 Miriam Oidt. Georgia Del Clark uah Batino. Melvin Scarff.
,a : paul Sn.not! Pat' Joy Weir, drum man*'
;. haw. Barbara Higgins, Tom McCabe. Martha C A M *: van. director, Max-ne En: mlnger, Lore’
Lorraine Rich, Pau ir Barbara Aumann, Franci
Kiteh Irma Orndorff. Ada English, Phyllis Barnum. Patty Smith Cathey*, Virginia Campbell. Harold Bittie, William Ebert, Jr . Ma*gave’
to. Betty Ll ii eh Miriam Cathey, Doris Thomas. Elaine Campbell, Carol Hayes. Betty Whinier, Jerri I Kenneth Kl.by B*h Rochefort Karl Hod son, Betty Getchell. Lois Greer, Hervi v a VV.iii’ Jc n B au. Paul Arbuckle. Jr. Not in the picture: Bonnie Sue Bergdahl.
Des Moines, Ii Hi* k* nioo;>i r to* highway comm I other employes flood control el dlately to the flood area H* d« cribed the Mi ouri rn* situation as .serious at many points.’
I. < IN,Si Gov H B
lav directed all state ssion engineers and who have dike and p« rh ne** to go imme-
BLAST TAELS SECOND ( HILD
Dies In IlhNpital Ii arlington
Junior High Pupils Buy Bonds, Stamps
Splendid Showing In The Last Two Weeks
JAMES MELTON TO
SING AT BURLINGTON
Suspends Right To Sell T ires, (dis
I t. Madison Dealer Affected fly Ruling
Ice of Price MI,upended til**
Iowa fINSi The Off-Ad min im rat ion today rig tv of a Ft Mad! on, to sell tires or gasohol
J ling tiro
certif ira *e
for a GO day period, for s without the req lilied ration it was announced
The .su-rxn? ion order signed by VV M Mi I* i i a rid of Chicago, chief hearing or mm I loner for the regional OPA, wa the fir ’ of its kind in the seven state region which includes Iowa
The ruling held that Leo Wink** of Ft. Madison cannot sell tires or gas-cline from April 18 to June 17 on the allegation that he sold 20 tires to customers who did not furnish certificates from their local rationing board.
Bull VK tun house
kill* d one cl Bobby Lee Adair
ling’on hospital. It Adair, 20 mon* lr, 0] blast
Two other chile Dorothy Helen A half-brother, Leroy a critical condition The,r motlier, M at work in the
time, and the
e ex pie
5 1 •! I n
is sister, R< I, was kill?
A second a trailer ion that terday. a Buret na r:e in the
in, their sister, ur, 6, and their 5hor*. IO, were iii
Glen A.lair, na; Ordnance plant at tile father was driving a
F’.udents at the Junior high are setting a mark for the grown-up to aim for, 'Hie last two Fridays have been bond and stamp cia', s and the return are very gratifying.
April 3 was the find. day of the sale and a total of $723.00 in bonds and stamps were sold. This was very good bul yesterday wa.> even better for $1771 15 was the amount of sales. There were 20 bonds of the $26 00 denomination, three or four of the $50 OC ones and one larger one. While a few of the sales were made to teachers, the gn a ter percentage of sales were to the students. Mrs. Lmnie Lyons is the teacher in charge, who has been doing such very satisfactory work.
15 BOYS REPORT FOR BASEBALL AT MT. UNION WITH OUR BOYS IN THE
BONFIRE ACCIDENT FATAL TO SCHOOL GIRL
Nevada. la. (INS'- A bon fire accident on the school grounds had proved fatal today to five-year-old Barbara Jean Maule. daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Theodore Maule. The blaze fanned by a gust of wind. ignited a hoop skirt costume .she was wearing for a school event yesterday, it was stated. She died later yesterday in an Ames hospital.
$832 For County Red Cross War Fund
Mt. Union When Coach John Moore issued his call for baseball candidas* the following fifteen boys signed for the .--port: Dick Cornicle.
Everett e Taylor, Duane Wilkerson, Roger McAllister, Marvin Boza rib. Bob Neil, Duane Anderson, Gale Carlson, Edward Brenneman, Jame-Duncan. Allan D Hurrpart, Noble Smith, Bob Meyer, Maurice Donnolly, Elwood Machesney.
Games have been carded as follows :
April I Pleasant Lawn, there.
April 22 Yarmouth, here.
April 29— Pleasant Lawn, here May 8 -Sectional Tourney.
Every position on the team is wide open, with no one having much edge for any position. The ones who draw the opening assignments will be the ones who show’ the most enthusiasm and who get out to practices.
SAY UNITED NATIONS CAN WHIP JAPAN NOW
Loraine I'hilpott, of Camp Ho Texas, wa* recently promoted to the lank of Sergeant Serge Philpott is in anti-tank service. His address is Sergt, Loraine Philpott, Headquarters O. C. S Regiment, Camp Hood, Texas.
Le Roy Philpott, who is in aviation
service at Victorville, Calif , has been promoted to a corporal. His address is Corp. LeRoy Philpott. 523rd School Sqdn. V. A. F. S . Army Air Base, Victorville, Calif.
Ames. Iowa— The Iowa Slate College Naval Training Schools grudu ated 215 men in Company VHI (electrical) here this morning, the largest graduating class since the school wa established last June. Lloyd Anderson Orr of Mt. Pleasant was in the group
Large Stocks of Grain on Farm
Profe?- or I vers graduated from Hope College, Holland. Michigan in 1910 ll- secured his M A degree at Michigan State College. Lansing, Michigan, and has taken considerable graduate work a’ the University of Michigan and the State University of low 1. Before his entrance to the faculty at I Central College he was an Instructor of mathematics at Michigan Siam College for I ur years and Superintendent. of Schools it Gravity, Iowa for six years.
Professor Ever- will begin his new duties April 17 He will bf* an instructor in the physics department of the Army Air Force 82nd College Training Detachment under the supervision of Dr. S W. Hcckett.
Al rd Headquarters INS)- rpm red rn General Sir Be1 nard to go “f rward to Tut enemy into the si a.’"
in North Africa bv * c ill ft am L Montgomery ‘s and d-ive the troops of the into the
Despite record disappearance of coin and near-record cfi appearance the* concert stage in several cen- of oats during the first three month.
Last of this season s series of Bur-ington Civic Music concerts wdll be eld in Memorial auditorium at Bur-ington Monday. April 12 at 8:15 p. rn. with James Melton presenting the >rot;ram Recognized as one of Amer-. > I* iding singers of grand opera nd
Per.s. notably Toronto and Milwaukee. he artist has had the distinction of re pc. aly attracting the greatest lUdiences of any vocal soloist of the concert field He has one of the most nm pre hens! ve repertoires in the mu-Ical world.
Local residents selling tickets are: Mrs G. E King, Mrs. S C. Ham, Mrs F V Coles. Mis Sigrid Stark. Mrs. L P Ristine, Miss Margaret Biggerstaff and Mrs. Hazel Hine.
Stock Seven Above a Year
Per Cent Ago
John F. Burns
Sister Gets Messages Stating He Is Prisoner of War
Miss Florence Burns received ten letters today from persons in New’ York, Massachusetts, Virginia and other states along the east coast, saying that they had heard a radio broadcast from Berlin, Germany, n which the announcer read the following message from John F Burns, Mt. Pleasant. Iowa, to his sister—
"I am a prisoner of war and have this opportunity to let you know that I am well and safe. Will write soon.
Burns had been reported missing Her the North African battle starting February 14
Winfield Beacon — The opening 1943 baseball pa me f r tho high school team will be here on Friday afternoon with Pleasant Lawn. The game will begin at 3:30.
There are four home games on the local schedule this spring with Olds, New London and Wvman. besides the
I first opponents, invading the home
The probable line-up for Friday’s game has been announced as Rodruck. Kongable, Haight. Mason, Haines.
ILbider. L. Van Vranken. Shahan, Ar-R Vin Vranken. All except I Mason, Haines. Shahan and Arcn-, halt have had experience.
J Tire .starting battery ha.^ been announced has Kongable and Rodruck I Linder is also a pitcher, and Remick a catcher.
The schedule follows;
Pleasant Lawn, here—April 9 Olds. there—April 13 Old.*-, here—April 20.
New London, here April 27 Wyman, there—April 30.
Wyman, here—May 4 Pleasant Lawn, there May IO.
There will be no county tournament this spring, but the sectional tournament will be held the first week end in May.
of the year, stocks of these two feed crops on Iowa farms as of April I.
1943, were substantially above average according to the iowa Crop and Live stock Reporting Service.
Corn supplies totaled 357,190,000 bushels. 7 per cent above a year earlier and 15 per cent above the 1932-41 average. This figure has been exceed-ed only in 1940 and 1941 when a large I onjVijt' percentage of Iowa f*rm supplies of corn were sealed under government loan. Stocks of oats totaled 80,574,000 bushels rn April I. somewhat above both the April I, 1912 and the 10-year average for that date. Iowa farm stocks of wheat continued to reflect holdings of feed wheat purchased from the Commodity Credit Corporation and supplies were more than three times as great as on April I,
Soybeans on farms declined fr rn January I as farmers continued the orderly marketing of this cash crop.
Disappearance of corn from Iowa farms during the first three months of 1943 totaled over 164.000.000 bushels, about 18.000,000 bushels more than the previous high record for the period established last year. Oats supplies decline more than 58.000.000 bushels, j
The large disappearance is accounted _
for by increased feeding on fauns as Thr Wesleyan Speech Department
* trade sources report less of the two has been offering during the current grains moving into commercial chan- year a unique .service to Mt. Pleasant
El ’.sh B’h aim" -warmed cc a st I port of Sf ax today.
At the same time a ccmbtned Brit-i h and American force launched savagely at Field-marshal Erwin Rommel’s center in a new offensive whish brgan at dawn on Thursday.
A special bulletin from allied headquarters disclosed th it British 8th ai m y ti oops had crup’ed Sfax at 0:15 A M Aided bv American troops, the 8th army attacked in the center at Fond-ouk, beginning at dawn en Thursday, wh Ie on the right other British forces firearm 1 northward along th** coast, capturing the railroad town of Mi-haies. 22 miles from Sfax An balian general and his staff were taken prisoners.
Coincident with capture t Mihares, rilled headquarters made public a message from Montgomery to his tree;.?; in which he stud:
, “Let us get on with the third attack. Let us make the enemy endure a first class Dunkirk.’’
The Algiers radio estimated that nearly 20,Otto axis prisoners now have teen taken, while 302 enemy planes have been destroyed as against HO allied craft since March 20th.
R.A.F. Attacks Industrial Cities
Henry county's Red Cross war fund was given an $832.53 boost today when a check for that amount was received by W. A. Russell, county chairman, from tile De?; Moines county chapter.
The amount represents donations by Henry county resident^ working at the Iowa Ordnance plant. A list of about 725 names showing the amounts given accompanied the check. Henry county did not receive credit for amounts given by local resident?; at the plant last year.
SECOND NUMBER OF
Washington. D. C. - (INS' —Amer iran war production is hitting such tremendous Grides that some senators declared today that the United Nations can whip Japan while Germany is being crushed.
This wave of optimism combatted the theory til at defeat of Japan must await victory over the European axis.
Over 10% Increase In Corn
And Soy lie an Acreage Planned
April I supplies of corn on Iowa farms are more than double the 10-year average disappearance cf corn from April I until the new crop is available in the fall and should furnish adequate feed for any expansion in livestock that firmers may plan, providing that the corn is distributed to feeders rather than held for speculative price increases
London. England—(INS)— Bombers of the RAF atta "Red the industrial city of Duisberg and other objectives in the German Ruhr valley last night, the air ministry ann unced today.
At the same time, ir was disclosed, bombers of the coastal command raided enemy shipping off the Dutch coast torpedoing a tanker.
Eight bombers and two coastal command planes are missing from these operations, the air ministry said.
43 Lost In Ship I Sinking; Off Coast
An East Coast Port— < INS)— Forty-three officers and men lost their lives in the sinking early this month of an American merchant ship by a submarine off the Ea t co st of the United States, the Navy announced today.
It was the first Allied nations ship to fall prey to axis U-boats off the east coast in the last eight months the navy announced.
NEW CITY MANAGER NAMED AT CLARINDA
Tile second number of the two-number series being sponsored by the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs will be precented on Wednesday evening. The Iowa Wesleyan music department will prenatal the entertainment A more detailed announcement will be made next week concerning the program.
Tile infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Era-e t McDowell born a week ago in a Keokuk hospital, died Friday night. M;s McDowell will be remembered as Miss Betty Kerr of Mt. Pleasant. Sh** is the d*aughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Kerr of Burlington but formerly of Mf. Pleasant.
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Keokuk.
A complete summary of the crop an livestock intentions of Henry county' fanners in the 12 townships as com piled in the AAA office indicates the will do their share in boosting cro production in 1943 provided, of course weather conditions are favorable am other factors also are favorable.
The Intentions show plans for mor than IO percent increase in arrear of corn and soybeans. On the 2,06 farms, there are over 6.000 mor mg sows to farrow than a yea ago. an increase ol 50 percent, wliil the number of fall sows to farrow : 4.000 greater or an increase of abou 57 percent.
These big Increases should off se the fact that faimers are report in smaller litters, so that the total pi;
likely will show an in
PLEASANT SURPRISE ' Here are the intention figures on th*
Tipton re?;ident,s received a welcome 2.062 farms in the 12 townships: gift from the city council recently 1942 1943
when the announcement was made Soybeans ............. 25,446 28.36
that March Ugh! and water bills were Corn ................ 56.603 62.5
tc be cancelled. Wheat .............. 1.387 1.42
24.599Mf alfa ..............
4.289Hover or Timothy ..
162Other tame hay ......
590Other crops .........
360spring sows to
18.674Fall sows tofarrow .............
11,352Chickens raised ......
457,306Hens or pulletskept for laying ----
295.148dows and heiferskept for milk .....
11.275All cattle and calves
40,863vheep and lambs ...
22,328The farms represent
acres ofClarinda, Iowa 'INSi — Clarinda
* it v off ice3 is today announced the ppc hutment of Arthur Johnson, 49. of Red Oak as Clarinda’s new city manager.
Johnscn has been city engineer at Red Oak since 1933. He will succeed W. D Toyne.
Des Moines. Iowa (INS')- Tire national Farmers Union's executive council foday issued a statement last ditch fight for the Farm Security Administration, even though it is a-bandoned for political expediency brothers.”
It cited its support of the 1912 proposal to authorize the FSA to mike an additional $350,000,090 available to put “more than half a million farmers into increased product)' ii." and said: ‘‘Tile appropriation was legally farm land of which 85,267 acres are lynched after 1 hr iring bitore the
and nearby communities. Under the din Bion of Dr. Waldo Braden, a student speakers bureau was organized. snd a program of readings, speeches or dramatic offerings is constantly on tap. Tile Bureau has had a very satisfactory public acceptance and on many cocash:ns has presented three or four programs in one evening for various organizations.
During the last few days plays have been given at the Mt. Pleasant high school, Pleasant Lawn high school and
the state hospital and readings have ____
bren presented at several clubs.
Although the Bureau ha.- been kept W 4*CJT1C quhe active responding to the requests glOlCallll ^ Air of Mi Pleasant organic Biens, they are well able to serve a greater number. It is urged that any program -
secretary wanting an interesting pro- Des Moines. la. (INS* It became rn rn should contact the college, phone certain at. noon re* * . ; today that, belga. for an engagement. There are fore evening the final gavel:; would no charges tor this service as it is fall to terminal" Iowa’s 50th General I designed, prim idly to give the students Assembly.
experience in public presentation of Work had been compoed and there tin ir work. r mained for th s.- afternoon only the
_____ , fo- mahfv of enrolling bills requiring
SUPPORT PRICE ON SOYBEANS ANNOUNCED
presence of a few legislators.
non-crop and 157,713 are crop
Total corn production in the county in 1942 was 3.573,437. 21,042 bush
els of open pollinated corn were raised on 449 acres last year. Soybean production last year was 668.752 bushels
acres. Byrd economy committee, which outdid any witchcraft trial in history. rumor gossip, and absence of fact
Mrs. o. T Wilson received word flus week that she is to report in Keokuk Aril 20 for federal jury duty.
For soy be j RS the support price will be increased to $1.80 a bushel on yellow beans hiving Ii per cent moisture content, according to in form-i’lion snit the I cal AAA office. No incentive payment* are contemplated. the bullet.n states.
Foo l Conference Postponed
Wa bing ton, D C INS* The department trdm announced that the s bfdu'cd moi ting of the United Na-*’o: s h od conference at Hot Springs. Virginia has been postponed from April 27th to M v 18th.