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VOL. LXXI, No. 8dTCESDAV, APR. 13, 1943
iDraw Noose Tighter On Axis Forees
By Paul Mal lon
♦ Distributed by King Features Syndicate, In* Reproduction In Full or oi Par* Strictly Prohibited.)
Dr. J. W. Laird Dies Suddenly
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arguments involving ice farm controls. I,ever a clearer cut kind of government »e recently nations-e in which the white eri made a monu-irtckson Hole country
Body Is Found Monday Evening At His Office
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AN TO MARE HER "EEL AT HOME —
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THAT* WHATS SHE GOT THAT WE HAVEN'T, EXCEPT PEROXIDE?
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residents were shocked >■ night ol the sudden death ol Dr. John W
county for He died cot in his c hour Mond to tlv- offi< short time
38 years, evidently
physician in the
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Omaha Airport Covered By Water
Flood Dikes Along Missouri River Swept Away
New Ground Gained I5y Three Armies
Omaha, 11 cod level in
Nebraska <-**'INS>— >f the Missouri river
The new guest gets
THE WHITE. MEAT AND All the Attention FOP A While, anvway
ThAWX TO MAMIE H W PAULET, SAN FRANCISCO
I ually lowered today after the crest of the flood recorded at 22.45 feet at .L eo a. m hid caused a break-through Jcf dike protecting Omaha's $4,000,000
The airport was eoveied with between 3 and 4 feet of water at noon The flood level of the river, however, had dropped. The crest, of the river was moving downstream. At Hamburg in the southwest corner of Iowa the muddy waters were expected to sweep over the southern end of the town between 3:C9 and 1:00 o'clock this afternoon.
The : vers flood stage was rec rded as 22.39 at 6:C0 a. m today, .06 of a foot below the 2:CQ a. m. reading Whether this slight drop meant the crrst. of the flood had passed or was only a temporary lowering due to the break-throughs along the itver banks, was not determined.
British, American and French Units Advance
House Committee Abolishes F-S.A.
Will Reopen Office
DR. J. W |.\|RD
F.C.I.C. and Parity Payments Are Also Left Out
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Dr J. T McConnaughey. who ten- ( ' .red hi' resignation at the IOP two weeks ago, expects to open his office in ’ Mt. pieaant again within a few days. He feel* that his service is needed1 more here than at the Ordnance plant. I
RESTRICT JAPAN TO HER OWN ISLANDS.
Allied Headquarters in North Africa (INS) — Separ1t° strings in the noose looped about axis forces in North Af-n a were drawn ever tighter today by Arr.eiiran, British and French forces as new ground wa- g lined on ail “pur-;u [ fronts'’ in the rapidly shrinking Tunisian isect'r.
The fast roiling fighting mahine comprising ‘he British 8th army pushed cn northward several miles above Sct’r-.se maintaining contact with the enemy’s rear guard in the coastal belt.
L multaneously, the British 1st armv m h< d forward n uthward from KTrcuar. and a; this writing were 15 miles north of the holy city. The f gluing French, veterans of desert warfare, also stepped ur> their advance after clearing Djeiel ousselat.
Report 4,900 Italian
ONE PEACE FORMULA Soldiers Perish
Temperature May Drop To 25 Decrees
Washington, at “collectivist*’ front, the hous mittee t.cda v al
I his m< (ti f w as c ing the s< and it wa forgotten Teddv R<x
numenting by executive de-onc in the name ol "pr» ierv-einc beauties’’ of th*-4 region. , done under the excuse of a iaw passed June 8. 1906, in veil s adnnnistraf.on, pro-
tticmi f*ars a pleaf
ne iiclne for 43 year at Moulton -boro before com
ing to Mt A cap’ain in the medical corp.-> during World War I. he assisted in the organ-tzation of the P, >b Tnbbv Post or the American Legion here alter the war and had been prominent in 'he Legion in the >tate. He had served as state vice commander of the Legion and was a pa t commander of the local post. He of
C 'INS> Striking rends on the farm appropriations com-ished the Farm S' -cunty Administration, the- Federal Cr p Insurance Corporation and 1 i-ture paritv payments in approving $707,040,841 agri< ulture bill for the fiscal year of 1944
In slashing $240,093,000 from budget ej ’invvte.a, tlv roran ttee made sweeping revisions after finding that tt.e agriculture department had “not gone far enough” in carrying out changes demanded a year ago.
♦ Editor’s Note: The FSA office here is in charge of A M. Wettach with Mrs. Loretta Hayward and MLss Bakke or. the staff The office is located *n the courthouse.)
Variety Musical Program By Choir
Number of I. W. C.
Tells of Bermuda At Kiwanis Meeting
wdtng for the can antiquitie
servation oA Ameri-
THE SCENERY has alwavs been there and no one contends it has been detericrating lately. The mountains are just as big as ever. Surely enough they are “antiquities” dating back to the glacial » ra. but the word is hardly an accurate description of them.
The point Is the government lawyer.■> rummaged back into a forgotten law, intended for another purpose, in order to find a flimsy justification for presidential action to do their will be y nd the reach of congress.
The complaining senators suspect that the reason for such a strained legal ,>tep now. in the midst of war, is thit the Rockefellers and the Rocke feller Snake River Land company have long been interested in preservation of this area outside the realm ol com
They have been buying up small ranches to turn over to the government in the laudable effort to make the area a pleasure spot like adjoining Yellowstone.
But they succeeded now at a time when lood is most necessary, and they succeeded thrrxigh executive action excluding the rights of congress and the state of Wyoming.
A HILL has been introduced in con gress to nullify the executive crder but few expect it to pass. The legis la,tors from other legions are busy with other more important subject and seem unlikely to make the local Interest of Wyoming their own to the extent of rebuking the president again Wyoming may apepal to the supreme court, but that road also is long and uncertain.
All authorities agree, therefore, the act seems likely to stand. Perhaps * the president merely signed it among a batch ot papers on his desk that day, at the recommendation of his interior department, assuming it to be a minor matter or perhaps not.
At any rate, the deed is done, presenting to the countrv-at-large a completely clear and typical case of
Glen Smith of the U. S. navy and stationed in the Bermudas during the winter answered numerous questions of the Kiwani.' club
as a past president of the Southern Iowa Medical society, of the Henry County Medical society, of the» Ml at the meeting
ieasapt Commercial club and of the Monday evening.
Henry County CNxxJ Roads association, I He told of Bermuda’s limited trana-n organization which he headed f6r portation facilities, the lack of fresh five years. He was a member of the water and other information about
owa State Medical society and of the the island, one of many in the group
Iowa Homeopathic. Medical society, making up the Bermudas.
He was a membt i of the I. O. O. F. Prof. Gordon Schilz of Iowa Wesley-nd was a Royal Arch Mason. .an and Mr. Wilkey, FSA official of
Hi- nnbbies included baseball and he Covingtcn, Ky., were guests, served as coach of the Iowa Wesleyan baseball team several years ago. His hobbies also included the raising of fancy breeds of chickens with which he won numerous prizes at poultry ihows and fairs.
His wife, formerly Ora Alton, whom he married June 14. 1905, survives. He is survived also by the following: a si iter, Mrs. Will Brustman of
A variety musical program by Iov a We ‘.van choir will be the feat-uro of the s«cond number of the two-numb*! series sponsored by the Ki-wanis and Rotary clubs at the Iowa Wesleyan chapel on Wednesday evening of this week. The numbers will! include choir selections and individual J pr< -entations. The pre-cadets will at- j und in a body as at the Col. Tchou lecture.
Tickets, which aimitted to the ad-drtss of Col Tchou. will be good for admission to the musical program or tickets may be obtained at Crane’s Jewelry store or at Iowa Wesleyan by persons who did not attend the lecture.
Local persons are familiar with the fine concerts offered by the .choir in i i ecent years and a large crowd likely
will b*1 present for the program this week.
A freeze tonight that will stop some garden plants and may damage fruit was indicated by weather predictions. The minimum for southeastern Iowa ct 25 degrees was predicted while northern Iowa may record temperatures down to 15,
Tomato and cabbage plants and possibly peas and carrots that are up i may be damaged. Farmers also were
the uncertain just what may be the effect of a hard freeze on oats.
Ice was frozen in small containers of water here Monday night.
Travel Talk At
Restrict Japan to her own islands and liberate Korea from outside dominance.
This is part of the formula for post war territorial planning offered by faculty members of 135 Methodist (-alleges r*achfd in a survey conducted by the Board of Education of the Methodnt Church.
In reference to the European theatio less than 5 per cent of the educators suggested establishment of a Balkan confederacy of .itales under the guidance of Russia. All. however, were agreed that it would be impossible fo i*turn to 1930 boundary lines.
Selected faculty members in the Methodist institutions have been asked i to state their views on some of the matters that should be taken up m planning for a more durable peace after the war is won. according to President Stanley B. Niles of Iowa Wesleyan College.
j Almost unanimously, these professor? feel that a “cooling off” period Ls necessary before peace and boundario can be planned to the satisfaction of the entire world. During the reconstruction period, unlimited time should
I ;nd n, England srem bic ly relayed to the Reuter news that 4,003 Italian
<INS> A dispatch by way of Zurich agency said today soldiers perished
when a Brtthh submarine torpedoed a transport ship in the Mediterranean.
More Air Activity On Both Sides
Washington. D. V- ' INti -—Coincident with r* oorts on increasing Ja-p nese air activity, the navy today disclosed intensification of America's Lrmtirg offensive in th-4 Pacific with four new attacks against Kiska and five assaults In the .Solomons.
Stores To ( lose For Hour on April 23
Tag Day Planned By Humane Society
Mt. Pleasant stores will close for one j hour from one to two o’clock, on Good Friday. April 23. in order Co give employes a chance to attend services in the different churches. The courthouse also will be closed for the one
A tag day will be conducted by the hcur Mt. Pleasant Humane Society here next Saturday to raise funds Park'to help carry on the work ol the *o-Ridge, 111.; and two half-brothers.' ciety. The group here carries on George W. Laird, of Fairfield and throughout the year with the slogan Sherman Laird of Lo-> Angeles, Calif, which is being emphasized through Dr. Laird s death leaves Mt. Pleas- the week—“Be kind t: animal?
ant vith only rwo physicians practic- Considerable expense is incurred and ing as doctors of medicine. Three yo^r he*P B assist in taking care othei.s are in the armed forces and one °f a Par^ cost.
employed in ormnection with the Local children will assist in the sale war effort. 1 ot the ta£S- Prizes will be given by
The funeral service will be held local merchants to the childien collecting the largest amount of money.
A survey regarding the closing as suggested by local ministers, was made i by the Chamber of Commerce which ; contacted several business firms and disclosed a favorable response to the suggestion.
Dr. W A Sternberg, the speaker at Rotary Monday evening, related most interestingly highlights of the trip which he and Mrs. Sternberg took recently to New York. Greenwich, Conn., and Washington. D. C.
He told of taking a plane at Chicago ^ given to the question of restoration and landing at LaGuardia field. New properties and financity assistance York, and of the visit in Greenwich for other countries. Agreement was with their daughter. Mrs. Glenn Ellis, ‘ complete in that aiding, not coddling and in Washington with their son. Ma- other nations would be advantageous, jor Thomas Sternberg. He related in- j A11 felt a well arranged program not formation learned regarding the war,1 devised in the heat of war feelings told of his observation of the activities would lpad ^ a ^er and more bal-in Washington and also mentioned high anced world program.
cost of living there. j _
He and, Mrs. Sternberg returned by plane to Chicago and by train to Mt.
Pleasant making the entire trip from Washington in a day.
Professor John Galbraith, instructor at Iowa Wesleyan, was received as a new member. D. E. Monthei, manager of the flight training program at the local airfield, was a guest as was also Rotarian W. E. Prouty of Lockridge.
Japan Is Amassing Army of 209,099
United Nations Headquar'^r, in Australia <INS>—Japan is amassing an army 't 200,0(0 men and a strong force of airplanes in the southwest Pacific, deputy allied commander-in-chief Sir Thomas Blarney warned today in the wake of a Nipponese assault on Port Moiciby in which the allied defense forces destroyed 37 cf an attacking formation of 100 planes.
REFUSE TO RENEW DAVENPORT CONTRACT
“Get Tough” On Work - Fight Order
WORTH OF WAR BONDS
Thursday aftrrnoon at 2:30 from the Cooke- Funeral Home.
ins and outs of how congress, and even the state-, can be circumvented by executive order.
This government moves in strange ways. Tor some years, a Connecticut citizen has been trying to get the government to take over the birthplace of Nathan Hale. He even offered to donate $50,000 for it.- up-keep if the
Invitations are cut to the wedding of Miss Betty Wright and Dick Hall which will take place at the Presby- j terian chursh on the evening of A^inl j 21.
Cleveland, Ohio iINS)—Refusing to divulge the name of the purchaser, Cleveland's campaign headquarters f r the second war loan drive reported that one bond buyer purchased $L 1.000.000 worth of war bonds today. The purchase was made for the individual's own account.
Deed For Salem Property
L. S. Glover and wife have given a government wculd only preserve it as deed to George M. James and wife
for a Salem property.
a nat’onal monument.
This seemed to be a logical proposal.
Al least, it would not accentuate a meat shortage. However, the government could not be persuaded, was not interested. It would not approve a congressional bill.
After a year-and-a-half, the patriotic donor recently withdrew his of- j for the purpose of building a the for. home for the family.
A total of $975 was received from 168 dcnors for the John Jaeohs*'familv of Sheldon. The Jacobs family home was destroyed bv fire recently, and the money collected has been banked
Two local Negroes who reported for their final physical examinations before entrance into the army were accepted and will return to Camp Dodge after a week at heme. The two are Wayne Roy Smith and Melvin Davis
Track Meet Postponed
Tbf Mt. Pleasant-Fafrfield track meet scheduled for this week has been postponed another week because of j the unfavorable weather.
Washington. D. C. (INS)—National selective service headquarters today told local draft b:ards and county war boards to “get tough" in enforcing the “w'ork or fight” order to obtain dairy and agricultural workers.
Following the drastic reshuffling of the draft system to wipe out Class 3-B and deferments for married men with wives only, it was disclosed that officials have drawn up “sample letters” to be used by county boards in efforts to force men between 18 uid 45 to shift to agricultural jobs.
Davenport. Iowa (INS1 The Dav-enp it school board today had refused to renew the expiring contract ol superintendent of schools Irvin H Schmitt.
The action was taken at a board meeting last night. Members voted 6 to 1 igainst contract renewal.
Schmitt has been the central tig-i ure m a controversy over school pel ru , critic* calling teaching meth-; ods in Davenport scho;l "to progressive.”
Endorses National War Service Act
Holding Own In Battle Against U.Boats
London, England (INS) —Prime Minister Winston Churchill reiterated today that the allies are nr re than holding their own in the battle against Naz. U-boats.
In nswer to a question in the house [of commons. Churchill said that he 'agreed with United States Secretary of Navy Frank Knox that the results of German submarine warfare are ‘serious but he added that “his statement refers to a limited period."
British Army Continues Advance
•London. England (INS)-—The spearhead ol the British 8th army has beached the Tunisian tc.vn of Enfida-\ille, 25 miles north of the captured port of S' usse, the Algiers radio said today.
Particularly a whole Italian division ! has be°n captured in the latest advance by General Sir Bernard L. 1 Montgomery's f aces, the Algieis jlioadeast reported.
KAY KYSER TAKES
HIS PHYSICAL EXAM
Hollywood', California <IN3> Recently re-classified as 1-A. band leadei Kay Kyser. a star on radio and screen today took his physical examination for induction into the armed services.
Lieut. G. D. Ryan in command ol the induction center, said he had not yet received word whether Kyser had passed the examination.
Washington, D. C. ♦ INS)---Undersecretary of War Robert Patterson j told congress today that one of the best reasons for enactment ol a na-, tional war service act is the current nati n-wide "uncontrolled back to the farm movement.”
Patterson testifying before the house military affairs committee strongly endorsed the Austln-Wads-worth bill to provide compulsory assignment of the nation's man and woman power to points where it is most needed
Mrs. Bickford Dies
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. E. H. Bickford of Greenfield. Iowa. Many Mt. Pleasant persons knew Mrs. Bickford as she had visited her ecus'ns. Miss Margaret Baker. Mrs.
Heavy Scale Fighting on Russian Front
M« scow'. Russia (INS-high command reported heavy scale fighting has the Vclkho\ front south' ingrad where Russian
The Soviet today that flared up on ■c) i f Len-* r* >ops h t ve
German attacks aid cf the en-
' mashed a number of and kilt'd two thou emy.
During the past 20 days to the Sov et noon communique Russian air men opetating on the Vclkhcv It nt hive silenced 70 enemy field gun and blown up 12 supply d*’-
George Luberger and Wm P, Baker, a number cf times. Mrs. Bickford wis a member cf the P F O Sisterhood.
Funeral service* will b held at Gref nf.eld Wednesday,