Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - August 18, 1943, Mount Pleasant, IowaVALID RATION STAMPS Sugar ll - Through October 31 Gasoline No. 7 Expires Sept. 21 Fuel Oil 5 - - Until Sept. 30
fuel Oil I (new) until Jan. 3
VOL. LXXI, No. 192
THE MT PLEASANT NEWS
WEDNESDAY, AI G. 18, 1913
VALID RATION STAMPS
It, S. T B’ue Stamps expire Sept. 20 T,fWAV Red Stamps expire Aug. 31 shoe stamp IX expires Oct. 31
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
IV Paul Mallon
Report German Shock Troops Defeated
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Tuition Paid For Winners In Contest
WASHINGTON — TIII; LONG AWAITED correction of the governor at’.s inefficient formula for allocating fuel oil wa. promised by OPA about six weeks ago.
The palier4 were filled with official publicity, and an OPA publicity official called me on the telephone to say he knew flow glad I would be to learn that the old square foot. ge formula was being corrected and that wives and widows of men away fighting this nation > baith would not be subjected to the dangers of ill health or death by insufficient heating allowing-' in s winter. Everything was going to be impcrved.
I have been Ii tening to government pu Ii it} men, good and bai. for the ii t 25 years, so I a keel to see the sp- iii,' orders being sent out to the rata ning boards. An outline of policy changes came in the mail next morning, and they sounded quite promising However, no peciflc orders were in the outline so I decided to d'diiy my cheering until I saw what the GFA did said it would do.
Misses McKean and Carlson Win Scholarships
XjJopmslev suspects ANYONE WITHIN ZO FEET OF MIM OF TRYING TO READ HIS MAIL —
They'll Do It Every Time - - -
/ WORM1E MUST / BE A G-MAN IN I DISGUISE. YOU’D % I THINK every-\ THING ON His DESK \ WAS A MILITARY SECRET
But JUST LET HIM GET BEHIND YOU AT THE BANK-HE’LL PRACTICALLY CRAWL OYER YOUR <# BACK TO GET A GANDER AT YOUR
The winne:. in the M’ Pleasant Nev. < cholar4hip contes in which two Henry count} high school graduates v i!l receive their tuition !o Iowa W* s-b-yan college for a year are two girls, one from Mi. Pleasant and the other Lorn Mt. Union.
Miss Harriet Elizabeth M< Koan. graouate of Mi. Pleasan* high school la-*. May is toe winnei in Mt. Pleas-an* and Mn4 Katherine Marie Carlson, graduate of Mt Union high school in May, is the winner from out-ide Mn Pleasant. The rules provided that one of the scholarships should go to a Mt Pleasan* graduate and the ether to .someone in Henry county, but outside Mt Pleasant.
Soviet Army Is Making New Gains
Allied Forces Pounding Italy From Sicily
MANY EVENTS ON FAIR PROGRAM NEXT WEEK
Henry County Fair
next wfeek i irs be n pre-
As usual th'* ponv division creates j as much Interest as any place on tile
of nine local men • grounds, It wjll take mo-rt of Wed nes-
Miss McKean, daughter of the Hugh not just what it McKenna, was one of the honor graduates of the local school. She hopes to
__continue in the field of her favorite
THI FUEL RATION application subjects, science and mathematic* and
blank sent out through the local ra- afer her course to find work in the
Honing board*, a few* weeks later hint- field of applied science or research.
< d at * far dim p ut s*ate of affairs In high school she was a member of The four-day program
The applications were simplified, but the band, glee club, took part in three pared by a boar
they left the home owner only two plays one operetta and two declam w ho are serving wi hout any comped j day afternoon^ to complete the judging
alternatives — to lake a voluntary re- a tory contests. She won first in the ration whateve
duct ion fir get the name <is last year, humorous class in tw o local declam- agricultural affairs of our community j the Juniors. »
The blank did n * allow any oppor- a tory contests, This group has asked and we a»*c j ? me hing extra has been added for
tunity even to ask for an increase She was a member of the science depending upon the help and cooper- the horse —a horse pulling conin order to get any oil at all the club. the Lain club, the speech letter a lion of practically overs individual test for "Henry county teams only.
home owner wa required to accept club the Y W C. A in high .school and organized group in the county to One hundred ten dollars are offered
til#- injustices of last year or vountar- She Ss a member of the Presbyterian make this Fair a success. The board j to the winners in this division. The
ily refund ,ome of his former allow- church, .fully realizes that their efforts are j light teams—under 3.000 lbs. pun in the
an e to the government. An indefi-
Stable.s of Des Moines has entered his group of horses. Lady Esther Stables
County Residents Are Again Urged To Search For Scrap
After .several months without em phasis on the drive for scrap iron,
Henry county residents are aga'n urged to turn in all the scrap 'hey can find around the premises.
The nerd is still great and Henry county citizens, who have responded generously in tho past calls for tn* iron, are urged again to .search their places and sep if there isn’t mer? scrap that can be made available for the war effort. Scrap piles a* the rn,lls are running low and must be replenished.
James O’Connor, county scrap chair me I has not \ ked farm I to take time during the'past several weeks of lush work, but now that there is a Flight letup in the pressure, he is asking that hey help mf et the quo*a by loading up those scattering pieces of iron or those abandoned machines and. selling them to some Junk dealer In Nipponese plans for a .strong air of-
, tensive in the southwest Pacific,
the county. I „ .
Approximately l,o00 Jans were kill-
Moncow, Russia 'INS)—Front line dispatches reported today that 100,-000 German shock troops sent into the Kharkov area during the last 2i hours were defeated in a big battle somewhere west of the Ukrainian city.
Heavy Damage To Jap Planes
United Nations Headquarters in Australia < INS'—A mighty allied aerial attack which destroyed or damaged mast of the 225 Jap planes massed at three enemy airdromes on the northern coast of New Guinea was believed today to have severely crippled
These dealers include the Lubelchek
ed as formations of heavy bombers,
Huston at Olds and dealers at W.nfteld P**. s»«=Ped °n lhc JaP ‘*,rflelds at
and Hillsboro whose names can be
, „ , . ,, iunk yard in Mt. Pleasant. Rubens at
of Centerville have enter*- theirs too. cedens at Salem. John' catching the enemy completely by sui-
r ach evening perfosmance is to be - c
opened by a livestock parade. It is
reported that Johnny Fi zpatrick mav ,
, a. .t, ... K 'learned by inquiry there,
not be in the parade—He will be ^
missed if not. I
Eight classes are ottered for the
evening of the Society Horse show on
tryii . -Q promote the Of course there will be pony races for Wednesday evening, headed by the five
PLEASANT LAWN SCHOOL TO START SEPT. 6
ni’c* promise wits made that sometime later somehow an opportunity would be offered for a citizen at least to ask correction Somehow lately, later
Nevertheless I wr ie a letter to my lot a1 rationing board asking for an Increase and sent it along with the lorrn pnlieation. The beard replied that the old square footage basis of allocation was being followed this y< ar ch '■pile all the national publicU} to the opposite effect No increase, therefore, could be granted to me, aiilu igh my hour*- must be heated, as ail ethers, on a cubic footage basis.
Brother and Sister- Attended
Mkt Carlson, daughter of the Clifford Carlsons, intends to take major work in Home Economic- although site lias nurses training in mind and might
decide to enter hat work later.
A brother and two sisters have attended Iowa Wesleyan.
In high school, the was in the glee club, the band, entered the music contest and played basketball four years She captained the team which wen:
to the sectional and district meets young folks cf *he county She was valedictorian of her class and loyally supported fcy their paren s, ie.-
fu’ile without the support of our com- afternoon of-Tuesday, and the heavy munity I teams pull in the evening—*his in ad-
The Fair is not being conducted th:- c’ition to the regular horse pulling year, expecting a profit, yet certain contest, which means two horse pulling charges for admission- must be mad* contests in the afternoon, and two to meet expends necessary for putting more in the evening.
gaited stake. Fifty dollars were offered bv the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Com
The teaching staff of the Pleasant
Wewak and Borum, in a pre-dawn assault yesterday which was continued throughout the morning by low-flying attack bomber.-, and fighter planes.
In all the raids, only three allied air craft were lost. Photographs re-ve led 120 Jap planes were destroyed 1 and at least 50 others damaged.
The attack, called the opening bat
men^ o start the stake, and each')LaA,i s h whui‘ wil °PJn on ep tie for air supremacy in New Guinea,
entrant will pay $5 00 ti enter and () iias tecn compete T e sa lwas announced by General Douglas
High School MacArthur, who termed it “a crippling
A B. Ward, Supt., Fairbanks, Iowa; "
„ _ blow at the opportune moment.
Mrs. Roudabush, Danville, Iowa;
en the show. Br'h oui supoort and Tire Mt. Pleasant Municipal Band
compete for the money.
Fifty dollars are offered ti the four top winners in the Stock Horse class. Any age or sex may enter, but no whips are allowed.
Anyone having a horse that is used for driving livestock abou* the place
Lucite McKasson, Fairfield, Iowa. . .
Grades British Continue
Mr.,. Lots Mills, Mt. Pleasant, upper Aerial Offensive grades; Mrs Frank Miller, Mt. Pleas-5 ... r ant lower praties- Mr Roach will be London, England —(INS)
may enter *he animal and compete or ^ Janltor Bus drivers ha’ve been bombers continued the round-the-clock
aerial offensive against
your sympathy are needed, ann restwill play during the Fair, mostly
assured tha* these who do come to j through the cooperation of 'he City
the Fair. will not be d appo ne h Council of Mt. Piea-ant.
. The sound amplifying system of th?
. . . , .I _ city high school is to be used so tha*
This fair is burt! largely a-ound the " , .
who a e parts of the grandstand are as
coed as ring side .seats. O. T. Wilson
ii master of ceremonies.
A ferris wheel, aeroplane rides, auto-
II A MAN HAD A CEILING a mile high. the government allowance would
.still be given to him on the square footage of hi- fl or space — the same allow ante as a six-foot ceiling If his house is out in the country on a windswept hill, square footage rules the same as in a how house in town, where
received a citizenship award. She is a atives and friaries. These Juniors ait
given every encouragement to prepare.
MftnoOi m rides and ponv rides have been booke
$1X6 i;aeh and exhibit in a contest, some phase. _
The winners of the scholarships, of agricultural life, as it is condue.cd which amount to $186 each, were se- in our community
looted from among those who filed the Monday, the iirst clay is taken o\er
formal applications for the awards by entirely by the breeders of Guernsey
a group of judges. The three men, J. cattle. Breeders of this popular dai.y P Budde. president of the Henry bleed from a large area will conicine
County Savings bank. Rev. E. L. .Jean-)- at *»**»*.*»«*•* ■...... ~I”T" ° . . " if he would be interested in acting as
bey. pastor of the Presbyterian church; leaky the cream of their heids, en-
nnd O. T. Wilson, secretary of Central tering the individuals
for he children.
O L. .y.b has promised us some sort of pony polo, and if hts plans do not miscarry, we are In for some thrill-on Wednesday afternoon.
O. T Wilson phoned an experienced
placing and purse.
A Junior Saddle class, open to riders •‘-cerned, under 18 years old and not taking
part in any other class. $29 are offered BROWN-VAN ALLEN
to the winners in this class I WEDDING AUGUST 21
The same amount of money is of- _
fered for Pleasure Saddle class, open to horses without tail se* and showing in no other classer.
Europe last night with a heavy raid on the German research development establishment of peenemunde, 60 miles northwest of Stettin, the air
--ministry announced today.
The wedding of Miss Barbara W. “A great number of enemy aircraft Brown of Philadelphia, Penn. . and Were encountered and several were de-Lieut. Maurice Van Allen, son of Mi. stroyed,” the air ministry announce-
These are in addition to the Fiv* and ms A M. van Allen, will take ment said
Gaited class, Three Gal ed class of pjace on August 21 at Atlanta. Ga. Peenemunde is the largest and most
Saddle Horses. Theie is a fine Ham- Among those attending will be Lieut, important establishment of its kind
ess class and a Five Gaited cornbin- james van Allen and William Van Al- in Germany and is located on the
ation clas>. }en brothers of Lieut. Maurice Van Baltic Sea coast opposite Rugen Is-
On another page is published a com- Allen. land- It deals with high grade deplete program—You will note thai--• velopment work on air craft, radio
nearly even* organizaion is to be re- ASKING FOR BIDS location equipment and armament,
presented as contributors or partici- ' 4 ttenonT ntmn c While the heavy b misers were bat-
MeMillan park, bringing with them,I pants. Read the program carefully.' TO TRANSPORT PUPILS
tering F^enemunde, speedy wooden
select the part in which you are mort — Masquito bombers of the RAF struck
t iendly at our Society Horse show on
only two sides are exposed to the Stateslrvsurancr anj the Henry Coun- ccm pet! ion to see who has the best.
weather I checked
my neighborhcod and
an increase this year, although sev-eia1 were cut. Some few increase-had bren allowed in an adjoining
ty Mutual Insurance associations, went A p cnic dinner at noon, judging over the application forms carefully contest and sh rn will climax the day s dealers and could find only one per- gayp fuB consideration to the var- activities.
son in rn;, county who was pet muted ^ ones on a comparative basis. I Tuesday is I lub day, Jucg ng o»
Opportunity for these two young Baby Beeves, Beef Heife s, Daily Heif-women to attend Iowa Wesleyan with- ers, Sheep and Lambs, P.gs, and even cut tui’ion cost to them this year is Chickens will be conducted ah da\ town in the case of small houses, but ma^e po^^je by the News in cooper- long.
last year s allocation has been frozen ation with Iowa Wesleyan. | Over in the old Art Hll1—now known
or cut there too in general, although _______ ' as the shelter House, the Girls will
the supply of oil available here should qaITM^ PROPFRTY SOI D 1 exhibit specimens of their handwork.
be much larger than last year. dAUm^ riUJ^TCRI I OV/LU cloth:ng is the main project.
The army has been taking its oil TO SGT. DOVLNui llVL Teams from the various clubs of the
from Gulf ports in heavy quantities -- county will demonstrate many phases
the last 60 days, I tound. from an- $ & Garretson and Wayne T. Gar- of the clothing project. A Style Show
•Yes,'’ said the man. “Tell me about your horse show.”
After O. T. had explained our hoise show in detail the man hastily replied “No I won t be your judge. I am going to btii g my stable, of horses and win some of that money." Sot he Tobianna
interested and plan to attend. All live-
Directors of the school township of
at objectives in Berlin.
stock and other exhibit will be on the Jackson are asking elsewhere m m*.- The ajr ministry disclosed that 41 grounds at all times—not a vacant ussue for bids on the transportation oi ^,^^5 and ont? fighter were lost in gap. I PuPils in schco1 district* in which no the operations over the Reich.
V_ „ _ I -ii I Un U ni<4 _ *•. r\ «-* »V% /X tfj ill V\0
Fighter planes also attacked enemy air fields and railway targets in Germany and the low countries.
i school will be held and who will be
The Baby Beef club sale is Thun- more than two m'les from school, to
day morning, beginning at 9:00 a. rn. other schools.
This should be one grand f.nale to _
the Henry County Fair of 1913. * • ^ 1 •
Henry County’s Quota In New Bond Drive Announced
Des Moines Iowa — Iowa's share of home in
trounced figures on trucks, so that rPtson, real estate brokers, report the jS t0 be conducted in the last wing r 111He $15,0"0.000.000 quota for the Third ; Claik said. The Women's Division of its demands on the eastern seaboard 0f Mrs. Ethel Saums house in the the Shelter House. j war Loan Drive, scheduled to start J the War Finance Committee the O
had been lightened tremendously, northwest part of MY Pleasant to Har- Tills wing has been newly Paint,ed’ september 9 and run through the re- C. D. and other organized groups w!'I
Axis ( asuaities Artillery Fires
Total 167,000 Men °"ltalian Mainland
_ j All ed Headquarters in North Africa
Allied Headquarters in North Africa (IffS)-—The main body of the British —(INS)—Axis casualties in Sicily to- eighth army has joined forces with tailed 167.000 men killed, wounded or the American seventh army in Mes-Iowa both rural and urban eipttired, up to August IO, Gen. Dwight sina and all enemy resistance in Sic-
UniL coupons were restored to IO gal- 0fj o. Dovenspike, who is now a Ser- tabie.s and seats a^d^d, and a new
Ions from 9 each, but the unfair square geant in this country's armed forces. smooth concrete floor laid down. foot ag formula remains. He is now stationed in Arkansas. Serg- This year, a canned food cxhibi-
Upcn further investigation, I was
mainder of the mon*h. will be $196,-
COO.OOO in bonds from non-banking sources. V. L. Clark. Executive Mana
assist in the campaign and in the door-’o-door solicitation.
While the special governm in secur-
D. Eisenhower announced officially to- ily has ceased, Gen Dwight D Eisen-
dav hower, allied ccmmander in chief, an-
Allied losses for th* same period nounced today.
were estimated at about 25.000 men. ( Allied ait llerv pieces set up in and
____ around Messina maintained a non
stop bombardment of the Italian mainland across the narrow straits of Mes-ina. Meanwhile allied fighter-
eant Dovenspike’s wife and two little das been addr:'. Ca4h prizes are of- per cf the Iowa War Finance Commit- • ities will not be of fere 1 until the open- Favorable weather conditions have
informed by a local rationing board- daughters will remain in Mt. Pleasant fered for the best cans of meats, veg fee ann0unced today. j ing day of the campaign. September helped develop some late red raspber- j *)mberf. Bew ,n continuous sweeps
man that while the OPA put out its and take possession of the house im- etabies and fruts. Specimens of food securities which will be offered will 9, all bonds sold from September I. ries at the Mrs. Marion Harsh barger )<>n J * '*
national publicity and filled the pa- mediately. from Victory gardens are to be on mrjude the regular Series E F and G through the first week of October, will farm southwest of Mt. Pleasant. As
pers with promises of increase and ^ —— display, coming from groups of 01 gan- Bonds ^ weli as Treasury Savings, be credited to the quota Clark said. evidence, Mrs. Harshbarger and daugn-
adjustments, its orders to the local ~ “ " ized clubs over the county. | notes. Series C. 21i.T Treasury bonds i Outline Plans ter, Miss Viola, brought a couple of
rationing boards advised sharper cut- or practical. I do not know why. It --- !<>f 1964-69, 2 Treasury bonds of 1951- S'ate War Finance Committee lean- stalks loaded with luscious red berries
ting this year. Apparently, the fuel officials find that less fuel oil will be organizations from over the Count** i53_ and 7 certificates of indebted- ers are attending regional meetings of to the News office this afternoon. The
division of OPA (the most criticized available this winter, despite all their are planing on decorating the broths nc5:s Series g . 1944. County Chairmen to present the quotas ied raspberry reason passed some
division of that much criticized ad- pjpc iines and their promises, you jn the west end of the Shelter H?use,j
over the straits oi Messina and destroyed nine small crafts and damaged a number cf others. Roads and beach-s rn the mainland also were blasted.
present the quotas ied raspberry reason and the plans for the campaign tins ,Aeek.s ag0. week Retailers, motion picture theater -
ministration) has said one thing pub- Would naturally expect them to say headed by ’he Red Cross as announced
bely, and done the opposite privately. s0 and ask cooperation. by county chairman W. A. Russell.] The Iowa quota of $196,000,000 has operators, and a number of o her
leaving the local boards to face the gut official deception of people by War Bonds and stamps are available bern broken down as follows - $65,000- groups will take an active part in th
music. the government, especially deceptions »n several of the booths. J "OO in Series E Bonds, or the “people’s campaign and will have their own pro-
- which can be so easily detected, does p:ize money is offe ed for the best bond." $35.0 0,000 in Series F and G gram of special events and activities
A GOVERNMENT which attempts more to disturb faith than 10,000 tons educational booths. It will be a revert- and other bonds, and the remainder t The state quota broken down bv
to deceive its people is foolish enough of Naz| or Communist propaganda. ation to many to g*> through the re- < ~ .'.CPOOOO in the special government counties includes:
but a government attempting to de- if they are gambling on the com- modeled Shelter Hruse and compare securities for life insurance companies, Des Moine.? .................4,037.000
ceive the people who already know jng winter being lighter than las*, it with the Art Hall of former years, 0 her insurance companies and cor- Henry ....................... 705.000
the truth from their own experience, they are also gambling on the funda- - pora iom ! Jefferson ..................... 747 000
is beyond description in the realms of mental confidence of a Democratic This year the beef cuttle treeders plans for the campaign, which will Lee ....................... 4,859 OOO
sanity. people in their official news sources have their innings. Three hundred be the biggest ever launched by the Louisa
Red Army Nearer Bryansk
rpecial examination in American governrrv nt will be given for those teachers who need the requirement for certification at the office of he county superintendent on Saturday. Sept 4.
Moscow, Russia —(INS)—Red army units today battered their way toward Bryansk from newly won position* onlv 12 miles from that German base as heavy Soviet blows compelled the Nazi to abandon one strongpomt after i nether.
To the s uth, the battle of Kharkov continu d with unabated fury after
It seems difficult for some bureaus and the honor and integrity of the sixty :o”a* s are cffe~e1 as ;>n**e money United States Treasury, call for an Van Buren
of this government to be either frank government itself.
to exhibitors in this division
actual house-to-house canvass of every Washington
Investigate Plane Crash
Kearney, Nebraska (INS>—Army air Russian forces repulsed heavy tank .514.000 corps officials today investigated the and infantry attacks west of the city
337,000 sh of a four motored plane from i cost the Oeruut.s 4.000 killed
1,032,00) tho Kearney air field yesterday, and 46 tank? knocked out.