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VOL. LXX1, No. 181THI RSDAY, AI G. 5, 1943
MT. PLEASANT. IOWA
By Paul Mallon
(Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc, Reproduction In Pull or In Part Strictly Prohibited.)
Seaport of Catania Captured by British
Skunk River Reaches Crest at Noon Today
They’ll Do It Every Time - -
SWE WAS HARO TD PLEASE ASe THE REAL ESTATE MAN- -
WASHINGTON — OUR CHKFRS
over tile caging of th* jackal Mussolini must now tx* tempered with the knowledge that he wa* only half-pushed Into the cage. He wbnt at least half-way voluntarily.
Mussolini got out for purely military reasons. He could not get from Hitler tile planes necesiaiy to defend Italy. I* was evim-nt to all that hr would have lo obtain large reinforcements, not only of planes but troops, in order to defend hi homeland. When he met Hitler a week before his "fall he fout.d H tier had few to spare.
The kin:: to k over to work out aa good a peace deal with us as possible and likewise as good a deal with German'. a po I bk- Hit first efforts were directed toward establishing Italy as a ii* utral nation like Switzerland In doing tin hts first act, therefore, wa to serve the purines of Hitler and Italy, because Italian neutrality would create a buffer defense state against us to protect Germany from cur air bombardment*.
Naturally, we would not accept any such pro-Hitler proposition Our cause demands thai we use Italy, her airfield, ba a s, and < vert milium .supple » against her axis partner.
Many Cabins Flooded; Some Families Are Forced Out
THIS LF FT TIII LITTLE KING
.'westing between two feai£ -fear of what the Gorman occupied troop would do to him if he unconditionally surrendered to rn and fear of what our h mber.s would do to his cities rf he did riot surrender. It was evident to everyone except the king tgat even tug ny he would have to resolve In favor of his greatest fear, our deva tauon of his cities,
It is clear from Inner and outer ad-vlces now therefore', that Mussolini departure signified no uprising cf Roosevelt or Churchill democrats a rn orig the Italians Indeed, there are few if any such In all It uy
Those political prisoners who were released from jail did not go through •he treet* .singing Hap praise: of British or American democracy, although acme* were reported to have tried to tti ik* up the Internationale.
Caution and clarity require us to realize tile anti-fascist groups are of many liberal and radical varieties, and there is no organized group representing what might be described as a R h, evelt-Churchill idealism.
Rampaging Skunk River, fed bv the heavy rains oN early this week, rose steadily to what is a high mark for August in recent years and to a height that was not so far from the record high of recent decades set in June, 1930 » The river which evidently had attained its crest at noon today, was within four feet of that 1930 high, according to markings on a cabin at Oakland Mills Th*- water was flowing over the floors of many of the cabins and was getting dangerous!;, near other. At Oakland Milk the depth was three cr four feet in some of the cabins, and some of those upstream were also deep in the muddy water. The water was over the road in front f the store at Oakland Mills.
Inch An Hour Rising better than an inch an hour, the water level went up 15 inches over Wednesday night and rose another six inches today This afternoon the level seemed to be at a standstill and from upstream at Brighton came word that the crest had been passed and the Six Added river was failing. ,
Some I milk residing in horne^ were forced to move out and others in
Mrs. George Fye Taken by Death
Funeral Sunday Afternoon at New London
New Teachers iNo Admission Charge to
On Local Stat f
To Fill Vacancies
Fair at Outside Gates
cabins temporarily also were forced to The teaching staff of tin Mf. Pleas -cut short their vacations The family an* public schools which will ooen or, residing in the former Boy Smith September 7,
IHI ONLY MYSTIFYING circumstance of the American bombing of Rome whs that Mussolini, Badogiio and the King refused to take the step which would have avoided it. They did not declare their famous international citadel of religious and artistic culture -an open city," although those three little words spoken by any of the Italian authorities would have prevented us from dropping a single bomb.
Win did not they take this means of pi tectmg their religious and artistic shrines which they revere even more than anyone else? Paris and Manila (mostly) were saved that way. Why not Rome?
The only military objectives in Rome are a huge chemical factory with a supplemental munitions plant, the railroad \ards where large quantities of military supplies Arere being stored, and the military headquarters of the war department.
farm east cf Merrimac moved out at three o'clock Wednesday morning. Among the cabin residents who had their vacations cut short was Mayor H. L Shook and family who were vacationing in a cabin at Oakland Mills for two weeks.
Trailer House Lost
Tie Max Stith trailer house located north cf 31 near Rome was c Jrned away bv the high water and went over the dam at Oakland Mills at seven o clock tin morning A mal! building also went over the dam this morning. The Dr. F M Edwards trailer bou r located southwest of Mi Pleasant was partly under water. Veneer construction in many of the trailer hon es make the water damage to them even heavier than to the ordinary wood cabin.
Damage to crops will be heavy, just how heavy cannot be determined until the water goes back in the banks. It would appear, however, that com in low places where the water will stand for several days is a total loss and that other corn will be badly damaged. Any small grain and soybeans in the water covered areas are likely a total loss.
Viewed by Hundreds
Hundreds of spectators gathered at Oakland Mills and many gathered at other places along the river Wednesday evening to watch the swirling waters A humorous angle that attracted considerable attention at Oakland w as provided by Cole Bruhn, Hugh Rukgaber and Axel Bergdahl who sat calmly in comfortable chairs on the porch of the Bruhn cabin a short distance east of the store fishing for carp—and catching them.
has been completed Cottrell announced to-
The staff will include dx new teachers which Is a comparatily small number conoid* ring the many shift* that schools are experiencing this year. Three of the number will be in the high school and Hire* in the grades.
Mrs S. W Hockett has been named to teach English lit* raturt and American history. Mrs Hockett. wife of an Iowa Wesleyan professor, ha had several years teaching - xperience. She will succeed Mis;: Alk" McDaniel, who taught English and dramatics and also will have the work in American literature formerly taught by Fred Ek-strand
Miss Lucille McKee will succeed George Martin as speech instructor. Miss McKee whose home is at North Liberty, has had several years teaching experience ann has just completed work on her masters degree in speech at the University of Iowa.
No admission charges at the outside gates was the decision of the group at the City Hall wh^re a group of the Henry County Fair officials met with the council members at their last regular meeting
McMillan Park with all its equip rnent was granted to the use of the* Fair on August 23 to 26 inclusive. Shelter House, the old Art Hall, with its face lifted, apd almost everything also remodeled, Is again donated to the use of organizations to demonstrate some phase of city and community building—nearly every organization devoted to some phase of war work will be represented in the Art Hall. The
take turns at supplying music at the Fiir
Permission was granted by the coun- j cli to use the lawn under the trees just north of the grand stand for the u. e of eating stands, and other con-; as long ’as no heavy trucking
New London — Mrs. George Fye, 81, d cd at 9 o’clotk this moinirg at the Fye residence. 209 South Locu-t street, MI. P.ea*an She had been 111 for three months.
Amelia, daughter of Maty <Bonity* and C nrad Gilts;h, was bom in V,heel ng. West Virginia, March I, 1862 She came to Iowa woth her parents in 1876. She married George Fye January 24 1884 at Burlington and until go.ng to MI Pleasant nine year.' ago. the.r lives were .'pent on firms in 'lie vicinity of Yarmouth.
Mrs Fye had been a member of the Lutheran church since childhood. Besides her husband she leaves eleven children Mis. Katherine Wallman of Yarmouth, Mrs. Maude Darbyshire of New London, Mrs. Alice P;ggemil'er of Morning Sun. M s Nellie Kellog, W n-fiCld. Laura, Clarence, Herbert and Theodore Fye all of ML Union, Edgar Joe of B o* infield, Mrs. E rie Moul of Wayland and Miss Frances at home Twenty-two grandchildren, n ne greatgrandchildren. and two sisters, Mrs. Mary' Houston and Mrs H A. Feldman, botn of Burling on also survivve
Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p. rn. at the Elliott chapel in New Lyndon. The Rev. Willard Banghart, pastor of the Methodist chut ch at Mt Union will officiate. Geoige Elliott and Mrs. Fled Ekstrand will sing Burial will be in Trini y cemetery south of
Paves Wav For Attack On Messina
Near Mainland Italy
Allied Headquarters in North Africa --(INS* -Troops of the British 8th army today captured the great Sicilian seaport of Catania, hurled the Germans back to high ground and paved the way for full-scale attack on Messina les.> than two rn des from the mainland of Italy.
Allied troops also captured the road junction of Paterno midway between Adrano and Catania.
The British veterans moved so fas! to take the city and clean up all of Sicily that the Germans apparently were compelled to evacuate Catania or face annihilation in the streets Evacuation Hinted This evacuation was hinted in a German wireless announcement which with unconscious humor said:
‘ British reports cf the occupation of Catania by allied troops were confirmed by authoritative German quarters in so far as this is one of the most successful maneuvers on the p^rt of German army carried out in Sicily to mislead the enemy.”
The job of the German army in Sicily. thus astonishing broadcast said, was to “leave the enemy in doubt as
Mt. Union. * regards the strength and
Six grandsons. Dale KeQog, Wilbur : power Cf its thin line.'’
I cr other uses are made that will de-
Poggemiller, Harold and Clinton Wall- ..The deception has been absolutely str.y the grass or dig up the parking. man> Cleo ana Curtis Daibyshire, wi.l successful," the broadcast concluded. Space north of the rock road is re- serve as pallbearers. Details Lacking
served for -ides and other devices for " Details were lacking as to whether
amusement, several of which are VclCclItClCS
Provisions are being made to provide j space in the quarter stretch where patrons may stand and see the events in front of the grand stand, when no W ill
At New London
, more seats are available, cr if they east wing has been cemented, painted, . .. , ... „
B prefer to view the shows from that
lighted and equipped with seats.
The Mi. Pleasant Municipal band is to assist with the program. Efforts are being made to secure bands
from other Henry county towns to ■■ »
The meeting with the council was harmonious, not a single discord, everyone apparently intent upon doing his best to make the Fair a success.
Have Ten New This Year
Mrs. Elizabeth Clark Italian Cabinet
Taken by Death In Special Session
Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, 87, died at Memorial hospital Wednesday at 11:30 p. rn. She had been ill several months and was taken to the hospital Tues-The other new teacher in the high» day afternoon, school Is Roy Oliver of Eldon, whose gfre jS survived by one son. Carl, of appointment to the position was an- l:s Angeles. Calif., who was here for nounced a few weeks ago. He will a visit and returned to California just teach biology and gheral science. j a week ago Saturday and one sister. In the grades Miss Lucille Rhoacis
New London Journal — Miss Marie Johnson, grade teacher here for four years, offered her resignation last week. She left following the close of school for California and is now working in ap airplane plant there and will not return.
Monday Alfred Witham, band in structor in the high school, resigned 'o take another position. Til is leaves four positions to be filled before school opens the latter part of August.
Offer Contracts The board sent contracts to three London, England (INS*—The Ital- teachers, Mrs. Emily Anderson of Mt. ian cabinet was scheduled to meet to- Pleasant as high school principal. She day in special session and unconfirm- is well known in Henry county politics ed reports from the continent said and was a candidate at one time for
i_any street fighting whatever preceded Catania's fail but for the past two days the Germans are known to have been withdrawing and the city is believed to be int»ct The British artillery did not shell it and there was r no sustained bombardment of the town.
* Tne allies wanted if possible to take Catania unscathed in view of its paramount importance as a point of attack upon the main axis strongholds defending Messina itself.
Inconfirmed Reports State Armistice Is Being Drafted
that a ten-point draft of an armistice
VERMACE HOME ON
WEST MONROE SOLD
a former Iowa Wesleyan student who
has taught at MI Union three years per jn death several years ago and previously taught in rural schools.j ‘Private funeral services will be held will teach fifth and sixth grade Eng-' at ^e Cookes funeral home. Friday at lish. She succeeds Mrs Katherine j2 p m. Interment will be in Pleas-McNeil Grove, who has resigned in j ard Hill cemetery.
order that she can be with her hus- • -----
band who is in the armed forces. |
At Saunders ’Krug Captured
Mrs. Dove Nelson, who has taught | “ ■
rural schools, will teach the third grade at Saunders. Mrs. Nelson, whoj
: will succeed Velma Thompson Silk, is j -
| especially well qualified, both as to, North Bay, Ontario —(INS*— Swag-
■ experience and education. Mrs. Silk gerjng Huns Peter Krug, Nazi ober-
Miss Della Becker, who lived with her. j proposal to be submitted to the alite Her husband. Clifford Clark, preceded would be discussed.
DLspatches from the Italian frontiers said that ‘ important decisions" are expected to be taken in the meet-
a county office and for county superintendent of schools.
Miss Maryann Purlin has been offered a contract to ‘each the fifth grade. She is a graduate of Parson* college and this is her first year. Her
RAF Bombers Over Industrial Areas
London, England —(INS*— Speedy, light Mosquito bombers of the RAF last night bombed objectives in port at Ruhr and Rhineland industrial areas cf Germany while British naval planes attacked a pack of Nazi motor torpedo boats off Calais, France, th# air ministry announced today.
Three of the group of vessels caught off Calais were sunk.
Boys Are Sent
To State School
ing of government leader.* with Pre- home is at Centerville.
TO MAKE ROME an open city, the
resigned to be with her husband who (ieutenant, was captured early today by is in the service. I Canadian Royal Mounted Police, hung-
Mrs. Virgil Hileman will have the ry and exhausted after a HO mile
. . .... ......- o------------Junior High. Mrs. (cross-country hike from the Graven-
chemical munitions piant wouia^nave ^ Qf ^ Eldon Vermace home on Hileman has had much teaching ex- hurst officers prison camp from which
West Monroe street to Mrs. Bernice | pc*>ence Miss Alice Hunt, who form
S. D Garretson and Wayne T. Garretson. real estate brokers, report the third grade
to be abandoned entirely, rail traffic could have been shifted
he escaped Monday afternoon.
Layman of New London. Tile Vc. mace gr]y taught the grade, wall have fifth Krug wearing parts of a Canadian westward to a small rail line running hQme ,g ftU moj€rn with a new furn-! and sixUl grade reading and history. army uniform and shoes several sizes
: I .ItL/vnnU MIU. It _ . '
mier Marshal Pietr: Badoglio. On° report said it was believed that rejection of the allied demand for unconditional surrender will be urged ami substitute proposals made.
OF ONTARIO ENDS
down the coast, although the line is not suitable for large volume traffic or for military storage. The war department, of course, could be1 moved with the sacrifice only cf communica- tently tion facilities.
Thus, while it would have been difficult and uncomfortable for the Italians to free their city of the bombing threat, it was physically possible.
The inescapable conclusion, therefore, must be that they like their shrines less than maintaining the few prime military advantages to keep their capital in the war.
It cannot be proved, but the most competent purely military authorities here believe, from these facts, that the Italians figured the
ace and stoker. Mrs. Layman takes^ worJc formerly carried by Miss Wini- too jarge was recognized ‘‘on sigh:” possession August 15th and is m<?ving. fred Lem0n. resigned. When he staggered into North Bay at
to Mt. Pleasant to make her homk, One Other Change 2:20 a. rn. He wa.* following the Canad
ice Vermace* moved to Fairfield re- J Qne other change is being made in ian national railroad tracks when spot-
MORE BUILDINGS FOR KNOXVILLE HOSPITAL
The veterans administration Wallington, D C-. Wednesday announced additional buildings would be built at the Knoxville. la., veterans hospital. No details were announced on the Knoxville project, already authorized.
* the present staff to fill a vacancy. Mrs. i Linnie Lyon, teacher of the opportun-t |ty room which is being closed, \yrll fill i the vacancy caused by the resignation j of Miss Betty Rauscher, who joined at I the WAVES. Part of the instruction
ted. officers said.
bomb it, the act would furnish favor-United Nations abie propaganda for their side. Con-
would never bomb for fear of the re- sequency, they intentionally let the
Ii nous reaction. matter drift and refused to take the
Secondly, they knew that if we did step which w’culd have saved Rome.
formerly given in the opportunity room will be given during a special eight weeks course in the summer.
Marriage License Issued
A marriage license was issued at the courthouse here Wednesday to Herbert Dean Mallory, 19, Wayland, ara! Dorothy Marie Graber, 18. Mt. Pleasant.
DEPOSITS IN BANKS
AT ALL TIME HIGH
Des Moines, Iowa —(INS)—Deposit: in Iowa-chartered banks stood at an \ all-time high on June 30th when data ! was taken for a consolidated report.
1 state banking superintendent M. W. Ellis announced today.
Deposits then stood at $787,765,000 in 542 banks, he said.
The previous check Ellis reported was on June 30, 1920, when deposits in 1,346 banks aggregated $657,886,000.
Miss Unice M. Howard of West Branch has been engaged for the sixth grade. She is a graduate of Iowa State Teachers college and has had many years experience.
The three teachers above have been offered contracts bu* up to the present time they have not been returned. Two Grade Vacancies Both the second and third grades
__are without teachers. At the presen*
Ottawa, Ontario —(INS* The lit- time indications are that Miss Fdor-eral government of Ontario which has ence Campbell and Miss Marjorie been iii office for nine years came ‘o Harper will be the only two teachers the end of its reign to'ay for although returning in the grade building, the progressive ccnscrvat.ves la k a Coming so late in the season, a
clear majority, Lieut. Colonel George successor to Alfred Witham will be
A. Drew' is expected to be invited to hard to find. At a meeting of the
form a new' government. board Monday evening all angles were
Political observers expressed belief discussed and if a band instructor canthal Drew could carry’ on the Ontario not be obtained, Mrs. Tyner, who has govemmen: without too mu h diffi- been teaching vocal music may also
culty resulting from the stalemate in teach instrumental music, the vot°. i Indications are there will be IO new
Of the total 90 seats in the leg.sla- teachers this year in the New London
ture. the progressive conserve ti"es schools. Last year there were nine,
gained 38. the labor party 2, and the ---
lndfpendcn: libris i. Mr s. Verlee Wright
Robert Nees, 15, and A lee Alton. 14 New London boys who confessed breaking into Burke’s Beer tavern and taking about nine dollars last Thursday night were ordered committed to the state training school for boys at Eldora at a juvenile court hearing before Judge Paul H McCoid Tuesday afternoon.
The boys were taken m*o custody Saturday night after officers gained information that led to questioning of the two.
The boys were taken to Eldora today by Sheriff Manning Cline to start serving their time in the institution
PLACING NEW FLOOR
IN SHELTER HOUSE
21% OF WACS QUIT
AT MICHIGAN CAMP
Taken bv Death
A concrete floor is being placed in the east wing of the shelter house at McMillan park to add to the facilities otfered there. Part of the building had previously been provided with a concrete floor and has been used by many picnic groups.
Tile project now underway will be finished in time for use during the Fair later this month.
Mrs. Verlee Wright, 55, died at the Memorial hospital at 11:50 this fore-no n. She had been ill for several months. She is survived by her hus-
Fort Custer, Michigan — Twenty-one per cent of the WAC membership in three companies here has requested months. She is survived by her hus- Lulu Young has given a deed to discharge in preference to re-enlisting band, Vie Wright j Edwin R Chrissinger for a property
for regular army service, Lieut A. T t Funeral service will be held at the on Broadway in Mt Pleasant, aecord-Etcheson, public relations officer an-1 Cookes funeral home at 2 p rn Run- lug to records at the courthouse Con-nounced Wednesday. day. sideration is given as $4,250