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VOL. LXXI, No. 285TI ESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1913.
MT. PLEASANT. IOWA
Sigourney Man Gets Life For Murder
By Paul Mal lon
(Distributed by King Features Syndicate. Inc., Reproduction in Full or tn Part 8t.rictly Prohibited i
World Parish Day At Baptist Church
They’ll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo
ER~ W WIPE ASKED ME TO DROP IN ON
WASHINGTON,—MR, HI LL is encountering cb'tade.s in his ellort to attain American unity for permanent pest-war foreign policy - - - and strangely enough not primarily from the republicans.
A U rge cgmen: of New Deal politl* cos do not want unity, although, nat-uiaiiy. thev null not ay so. As the) see it, the post-war policies which will j be developed from the Moscow and Caiio arrangements, are likely r, fur-nhh the most popular front that the, administration can present to the public in the next elections - - at least, it | will b* better than allowing the people to look too much at the home front.
In short, they think their be t chance of election is to let the republicans take a partisan .s and against them.
But there is evidence that other Internationalist group leaders and writers are leaning away from their old “one world” or Anglo-Russo-Americaii exclusive alliance theories a cure-alls in themselves and working toward a centrist rah. tic peace proposal based on self interest in whatever form
A straw in this wind t- the seeming change in the leading commentators
Observance At Each < hurch Takes Place of Convent ion
4 -A FEW ? MEN-HEH” l — MERE THEY ARE, MR.
‘THE WAV HOME AMD pfr -n2EM8LECHlN---<TVO Pick up a few
4 / ~^ n D, p.-v L>i
GROCER'ES SHE ) ORDERED-
AnDTHEN SHE TAKES ALL THE BOWS AS THE PlMAHGlAL GENIUS
tone. One who took a strong aUianc”} pray*,,-
Tliis year, because of tran. partation difficulties. the Northern Bapti t convention cancelled its annual meeting usually held in May of each year. In the place of an annual meeting, the convention h bringing to each local Baptist church., in: jrmation and inspiration regarding th<- cienonur.ation-al activities through what is called “World Parish Day." For the lcca! church this day will b<- Thursday of this week with the following program of the day:
2:00 P M.—Opening devotional serv-j ice.
2 25 P. M —Address by Rev Joseph C Robbir. • D D. president cl the Northern Baptist convention Th; addres- is by electrical tranmpticn
2:35 Keynote address Our Churc and its Wider Parish” by the local pa..tor.
3:00 Special music.
3:10—Address by visiting mi sionary Rev J A Foote of O aka. Japan
3 40 Hymn “The Ch irch One Foundation *
3:30— Our Oliurch Facing Cooperative Task. A Poll of Opini n 4:30 A Sen ra of Recognition
VES INDEED ' IF IT
wasn’t for. me «
POORHOUSE LONG AGO HENRy CAN’T HOLD ON TO EVEN >i A PENNY.1 BUT ME- ) JUST THIS MONTH J I SAVED $ 28 N OUT OF My HOUSEHOLD BUDGET'y
MEN GO TO CAMP DODGE
Leave By Bus; Two Men Not Present
SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
Carl Knox. 30, Maintains Is Innocent
A group of local men left at 12:30 J this mo ning for Camp Dcdge to have j
their final physical examinations and I Sigourney, la. (INS1—Carl Kncx, to be inducted into the armed forces Sigournev, today w?s s-f-.tencen to under the Selective Service, if they pass i at hard labor in the Fort Madison
the examinatians. A few fathers were State Penitentiary for the murder of included in tne group. Tao of the men father. Walter Knox, 6D, la«t July
called did not report at the appointed 2ist
hour. One of them, Irw'in Garrels,' Judge T. J. Siegers cf Newton in pro-came in at 12:30 this afternoon and nounetog the sentence, overruled a
after waiting at the hotel for a half tbction for a new trial,
hour, went to thes Selective Service Before the Judge read the sentence, oif.ee to find out what was the trou- he asked Knox if he had anything to
ble. He had misread his notice and sa-
Share In Food Production Told
MAKE RESERVATIONS; Pearl Harbor GET TICKETS at door Changes In 2 Years
position is now advocating what he recently called a peace ba>,ed or; “an enlightened concept;.n of enduring national interest "
He ‘Walter Lippmanr agreed that pap*-r charters are valueless except as measured against this enduring national self-interest of th< participants an acceptance of the urged Jggr> lions of this co4umn.
Mr Hull too . reported by h.-friend to be veering a»a> from the j chi Leagur* of Nation idea - - the theory that all you need to make and j Jeep the peace is an inter national organization.
Possibilities of unity, therefore are still uncertain, but progress is being made There is a far greater chance that w-hen the details of the vast generalizations among tlie leading statesmen ar<- worked out in both China and Europe, they w’ill b*ar implications which will break the current enthusi- 1 a m for them and cause a dr ccurag-ing partisan disturbance
6 30—Chun h Fell =w hip dinner
7 30 P M -Devotional service
7 45 A report of th« Pol. of Opini 01
7:50 “A Glimpse oi our World Parish” (a recording).
8:10- Offering, A.th special muse
8:15—Address, “The World Service Program of North*-: n Bepti.su <a recording! by R*’ - Earl F Adam D D
8:25 Hymn. Beneath the Cross of Jesus,”
8 30 -Mi ionarj addres.- b;. Rev J A Foote
( ounty Asked To .Make Increases This Year
prayer by the pastor.
Henry county’s share in the 1344 war food production program was at a meeting of AAA representatives and other lot al residents at the Braz-elton hotel Monday.
Among other things it was pointed out that Iowa is asked to increase its soybean acreage by 47 per cent the coming year. Henry county, which has a high soybean ar-reaae as compared with corn, is asked to make an increase of about 14 per cent, or from 28.000 to 32,000 acres. Need for the fats that soybeans provide is given as the reason for the big increase in this commodity.
It is interesting to note that Henry County's ration of soybean acreage h> ccrn acreage is the highest in the state. The coun* r had 2 4 acres of corn to
While persons should make their reM rvations for the Chamber of Commerce dinner immediately, they can pick up their tickets at the doer at the Methodist church Thursday evening, tressed This will save many persons a trip to the Chamber of Commerce office.
Only Two Ships Remain Visible Scars of Attack
reported 12 hours late.
The other man. John Loper, had volunteered, but end not appear. He ma> have reported directly to Camp Dodge.
These who lelt:
Clarence Sammons Joe Pete Lyon L.\:n Slnnet Ranck Raymond Wilson Kinney Roscoe Ear’.e Calloway Jc.i.n Merle Melton Robert William Potter Carl Eugene Boyd D nald John Bell Virgil Woodrow Hileman, leader Dale Owen Pickard Gilbert Grant Messer Donald Charles Byers Max Harold Boese Noiman Wilbur Snow, Jr., trans from Newburgh, NY.
William Rue Manke, trans Webster City, Iowa.
“I am rot gu.lty. I did not kill my father." Kncx said.
Knox was accu ed of poisoning his father.
Divorce Granted Lucille Thornhurtr
A divorce ws • granted Wanda Lu-
PVT. KATHERINE KOCH AT TEMPLE THIS WEEK
With County Men And Women In The Service
k k u
The new address of Hi* hard F < a-naris is A C Richard Canari.% Balt.
12. Platoon 9 Kingfisher Hall, U.S.N.
F PS. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Calif K«
New add re - M "Kt. K. VV. McCabe,
917 E. North, Greenville. S. C
Pvt. Raymond F\ Faulkner. 535 Base Headquarters. AB Squadron. Perry Florida.
Pvt. James FI. Flickinger, 5 N E Ma-
,on General Hospital. West Brentwood production were also among the topics
P\t. Anna Katharine Koch, fe mer Iowa Wesleyan instructor, now stationed on temporary recruiting duty *at Cedar Rapids, will be in Mt. Pleasait December 9 to 11 during the showing of “Women At War” at the Temple Theatre.
Anyone desiring lniormation regard mg the WAC and the Air-WACs may j talk to Pvt. Koch at the WAC booth, located in the lobb’ of the theater during the movie hours. GirLs interested
Pearl Harbor (INS)—-Two >*ars after.
, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor j , the only visible scars remaining today are the rust covered huik of the battleship Oklahoma and the target ship Utah.
Engineers, however, are working all hours at the job of raising the Okla-
: homa for its return to the navy line. -
The long read over which the Ameri- ^-c Wa;.land Mermonite church was can Navy has labored during these scene of a double ring ceremony past two years was summed up by Ad- iSddday a' 7:00 p.m. miral Chester Nimitz.
ANNA RUTH MULLETT BECOMES BRIDE OF SGT. HAROLD BALMER
rile Thornburg cn a cross petition in the action of Garl D. Thornburg against Wanda Lucille Thcrnfcurg by Judie Paul H. McCoid in court Monday Thorn:urg was found guilty of cruel rnd inhuman treatment.
Mrs. Thornburg was granted custody of the son. Michael Wolf Thornburg, and was given $7 a wreek for his care.
An Igreement had been reached by the couple regarding the custody of the from child and disposition cf property on Nov. 26. Thornburg gets the car, but is to pay Mrs. Thornburg $500 lor it. She gets the household goods.
GUST ANDERSON FARM OF S3 ACRES SOLD
Wayne T. Oarretson of the real cs-when Miss Anna tate firm of Garre’5on and Garretson
Mullett. daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E. S. reports the sale cf the Gust Anderson
“For two vears we have faced the ne- Mullett. became the bride of Sgt. Har- 80 acres, one mile south and one mile
cessity of containing the enemy while cld Balmer, -on of Mr. and Mrs. Henry east of Swedesburg in Wayne tewn-
i gathering strength necessary to drive Earner of Bluff ton. Ohio. The bride’s ship, to Mr. and Mrs Pearl Meeker of
(through to the vitals of his defense falher .assisted by the Rev. Leonard Washington. Iowa. This is one of the
system," the Admiral said.
each acre of soybeans this vear whiie
the state a-, erage is 5.8 acres The in enlisting in the Women’s Army Corps
average yield of bushels of corn as compared with bushels of soybeans ever the last five years, not including 1943, has been 2 12 in Henry county, which also is the highest soybean ration in the state.
Price support.n and production practices to assist in attaining maximum
I MF: ADMINISTRATION ^ reported
greatly upset because business officials in the government here are feeding back to their home plant officials the rumors < mostly personal surmises of an early peace,
A publicity effort to offset this information is underway in the government. Treasury secretary Morgenthau IslaIld New York. j discussed
has spoken out strongly against early s giving much information on goals for
peace reports, and later Secretary Hull; The foUowi is the afidre^ of Cpt. Ahe >par
called them "Axis propaganda H;s t D Hj,j 9Jst & AB Sq. Speaker-, .ncludad Parks Forster, sc 8
designation of them as such was due to * ■}7aih'iqk ra^upII npu- Mexico ^consenation -ervjCe. H. B. Cheney,
the fact that most of the printed ru- K A A 874IW96, " ' | extension servicve, and Basil E. Suston,
mors have come frdhr neutral Euro
are guests of the theater for'“Women
Praises Army Air
Metzger of the Eicher church, per- truly fine farms in Henry county, all formed the ceremony in the presence of level, all tiled and very nicely improv-200 guests. Four white tapers in can- ed. Mr. and Mrs. Meeker purchased delat: a. baskets of white and yellow this farm for a home and will take chiysanthcmums, palms and ferns, dec- possession March 1st, 1944.
Ration Stamp Losses Were Heavv
Keckuk la. <IN3)-
i crated the altar. The seats on both
j ides cf the aisle held single tapers, ' around which were clusters of yellow I roses.
The guests were seated by Frank Eicher. Dean Banner and Harold Gra-ing i s par: and to the quality of the her, all of Wayland. Miss Jane Gra-nren taking the work by Edgar S. Run- ham dev a recital of bridal airs, af-
Success of the army air training program here was credited to the college, to the flight training, to the army d3-
Open House at USD Thursday
The open house for the public at the USO rccm - Thursday afternoon and
yon. supervisor for the government at ter which Joe MeCoj sang. “Because", evening will be held batween he hour:-;
the local flying field. and "I Love You Truly". The bride of four and six in the afternoon and
The detachment here ranks in the was attended by M.ss Maxine Zihlman seven and nine in the evening. This
pean capitols in touch with Germany This Ls all orthodox administration line grounded in the theory that the workers will let down in expectation of an early peace. The line long since has reached its limit of effectiveness, and the theory’ merely represents a mishandling of administration propaganda.
extension servicve. and Basil E New address: Lieut. Ted Sullivan, district AAA chairman.
0-812167 501st Fighter Bomber Squad- t ~
ron. Aimy Air Base. Waycrcss. G<- >rgia. ((*111111**
A S Raymond L. Griest, 18. of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, son Mr. and Mrs Ernest Griest, 207 S. Harrison St.. Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, has arrived at Michigan
-Loot taken by
Handbooks were distributed ^U18fa.is, who bicke into the KKK
Medicine Company safe at Keokuk i
last Sunday, included ration coupons upper third amcr.g the detachments and j() DeMarco as bridesmaids, and opportunity to see the rooms on the
for 1.381,000 gallons of gasoline, it was> of the United States. h° said. He also Hiss Janice Grover as maid of honor third floor cf the Central States build-
disclosed today. quoted from an author: y at a recent Ralph Balmer. brotner of the groom. in8 Is being given becau.-e of the into addition the thieves took 1.250 Kansas City meeting that the number served as best man. terest shown by the public in ’he new
•(l1 w ' - uf.cates. 1.C8— No. 4 ration, oi w’ashouts cf aviation students had The bride, given in marriage by her social headquaiters icr the Icca, aviH-boi ks. 315 store certificates, 85,000 dropped from betwreen 50 and 60 per lather, wore an ivory satin floor-length D°n students Members of the ccm-
:ocd point-. 1,550 shoe coupons, tickets cent to between 10 to 15 percent sine* gown with train. Her fingertip veil niittee will be present to answer que.-,-
for 11,000 ptunds oi canning sugar. 218 the adoption of the college training was held in plac** w::h lace ar.d small uoris.
pUfgram. More time in which to be-' flowers. She* cairied a bouquet of -----
come accustomed to flying and a bet- white roses All three attendants woie
ter foundation 1 r the work are cred- ngiit blue flcor length dresses and head
Here Next Week
tire and tube certificates and 510 gasoline purchase permits.
Santa Clau.- will be on the streets
College of Mining and Technology for Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, Dec. 18.
and agi! ~ '
_ , course of Armv Air Force instruction.: anci ««ain December 22 and 23. ac
The government, on one hand. «■ ■ ' ^ n;aU,, (lve mon,hs prlor
telling the .uuon, they wUl V hl/appointmcnt „ an Avlation clConune.ee
crushed ’ and breathmg fire of expect-
SELLS BOYD FARM’ TO BURLINGTON MAN
to a message Secretary W.
received by H. Bainter
Announcement is made of the sale of ihe well improved 120 acre
ed victory in its foreign propaganda, while, on the home front, trying to, maintain an attitude that it will be a | long, tough war. To present it botn ways strains the popular vision until it becomes cross-eyed.
The truth is some officials here s|ill hold to the long-war theory (Germany j in the spring. Japan in 18 months), i but a majority oi congress, I am sure., docs not.
Those who believe in an early end are not inspired by axis propaganda, but by expert judgment or advice as to Germany* lasting ability. Indeed, the axis propaganda from Berlin is just the opposite of this and holds Germany will never collapse.
Perhaps some few axis agents in this Woo(J Missouri country may be trying to promote lethargy in this way, but they do not flaire Allen has written his par-oonirol public opinion. ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen oi New
| and announced publich here today,
i Children of the county will be greatly Center township, recently bought by that Pic j interested to know that despite the de- Earl Bachman to H. F. Wederspech of
Word has been received
Wendell Peterson has arrived on an nm*Kfc» of war, Santa will be coming to Burlington. The consideration for the
island somewhere in the South Pacific. He said they had a very nice Thanksgiving aboard ship.
Mt. Pleasant before Christina* to visit with and to treat them as he sees them on the streets in tiie business section.
farm, known as the Boyd place and which is located west, of Mt. Pleasant, was $15,600.
Private Stace Klopfcnstein oi Camp; Mr, Dt.an p Trav;.. leU M ndjy to Stoneman, California, is heie, being. several weeks with her hus-
called by the death oi his grandiather, jj^iid who is in pre-flight school at San C- Ballard, ol New Loudon. Antonio, Tcxa^
REPORT LEADERS TO RESUME DISCUSSIONS
Mr. Runyon praised Mt Pleasant for its fine public buildings such a-; churches and city buildings and sug-ge-ted that purchase of an airport farm in ^oulcf ht in with the progressive attitude reflected by the town.
George Rochefort gave n short talk telling why he thinks Mt Pieasant should vote for the purchase of an airport tc be located either at the sue cn which an option i- held cr any other ihat might b? decided upon aj more desireable.
Guests were C E. Smith and son. Tech. Sgt. J P Smith and Marvin Wing.
New addres- Pfc. Emmett I). Barton, 37674691 Hh P.O.T.C. - S-S.O.S. Graving Ground, Ilinois.
Pvt. 1,00 K. Welchrr 37681052, 4th Plat. Co. A, 30th ET. Bn. Ft Leonard
2nd Lieut. Jack E. McCormick and
Mrs. McCormick arrived last night
London. Eng. (INS)—The Nazi-controlled Paris radio said today that President Roo-cvclt, Prime Mini ter Churchill and Premier Stalin wctild
irom Midland, Iexa.-. Jack has just meet, again "somewhere in the Middle received his comm Is ion, graduating East” to resume the discussions begun irom bombardier school cf the Ail at the Teheran conferences.
Corps. He has a 10 day leave and, will Reuters reported the Paris broac then report at a camp in California cast.
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Airport Discussion At Rotary Meeting
bands of roses. The maid of honor carried a bouquet of yellow-w'hite roses and the bridesmaids bouquets were of yellow roses.
The bride’s mother had chosen a dress of black, trimmed in sequins. She wxre a shoulder corsage of red res* buds.
Following the ceremon a reception for 30 guests was held at the Mullet home, alter which Mr. Balmer and his br.de left for Biutfton, Ohio, where they will visit relatives during the remainder of Mr. Balmer’s furlough. V l.lie they will not be permanently located for the ria.ation, they expect to make Bluffton, Ohio, their future home.
Pfc Charles Ackles Wounded In Action
Announcement is made that Pfc Charles E Ackle.-. s. n of Mrs. Rhoda E. Ackles of near Trenton, has been wounded in action in the Mediterranean area. The announcement was made by the war department for release today.
World’s Mightiest Warship Launched
Fhi’ar.*-'* Ida. Fa. .(INS1 —Miohtltst warship ever launched, the super-bat-The bride attended Bluffton college t!eshiP U.S.S. Wisconsin, slid into the in (he past, and Iowa Wesleyan college Delaware rim at the Phi.aae.phia during the present semester, and the 5ard toda\.
groom attended Bluffton college until
-- the time of his induction into the army.
Som*1 of the rear .ns for buying a*. Sgt. Galmer, for the past year and a airpoort site at this time were outlined half has been stationed at a U. S. ai’ -by Russell Weir a: the meeting of th * port in Labrador, and has now been
Why does not the administration use these facts to it* own best advantage and adopt a propaganda line recently suggested in this spot:
Every day this war is extended means the life of some boy, perhaps \ your boy, the waste of more money. Therefore, it is to your own
London, of a recent transfer, somewhere in the southwest Pacific area, and has now written of a still later change. He *a:d he is on the third largest island in that, part cf the Pa-
New address: sgt. 37429307 33rd Sig. A E.. Ft. Dix. N J.
mnk K. Clark WEST MONROE STREET
W. D?t. A. A i
PROPERTY IS SOLD
Rotary club Monday Weir reported on the congress “eld in D‘ Moines recently mcl tied in ome of the re commend a* tuns there with th* local ntuati:n.
George Van Allen made am: nncr-
evening Mr transferred to Milwaukee, W.s., where state aviation he will continue further studies.
The btide wa* graduated from high school at Napanee Ind., and the greom graduated at Bluffton, O.
Richard Wa’gren, who has been in Hiid Real Estate reports the sale of ment regarding the War Che*, drive in training at an air school in Texas, the nice modern residence located at Henry coun y giving a brief outline of
spending a 22-day furlough with rela- 610 W. Monroe St. and owned by Mr.! the charities included and the county
selfish into this final drive for victory in or- tives and friends here and in the and Mrs. Rufus Smith, to Mr. and Mrs.'goal. Guests were Mr Van Allen and
interest as a worker on the heme front1 der that the casualty list be not ex- Lcckridge vicinity. He is a former C. O. Smith of this city. The purchasers Mauric* Keeley and Second L:m;
to throw every last ounce of energy tended one day more than necessary. s Wesleyan student. are buying this property for a home. Ralph Lamm of the U S army
Tighten Pincers On Rail Junction
M sci v, Russia. (INS1
The bow ct the monstrous new queen of the fleet towered five stor es into the air as she struck the water while thousands chee ed.
In a pre-christening address, Assistant Secretary of ’he Navy Ralph Bard descri ed the oowe.-ful man-o’ war, which will displace 52.600 tons at 1 u• 1 load and w !’ mount a tram battery of nine 16-mch cum as answer to the sun:rise attack which rame to us tv-0 year* ago."
Dnieper bend and these m the res: o? •< v. Russia. <ins' 'Ine P i the Ukr me, njhP :ed a vise-lik« pm-ermy, having severed the last major errs today on the vitally important rail link between German forces in the railroad junction of Znamerki.