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VOL. LXXI—No. 290MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1913.
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
County War Chest Drive Opens Today
By Paul Hal lon
(Distributed by King Features Syndicate. Inc., Reproduction In Pull or •n P*rt Strictly Prohibited,)
Epidemic Sweeps Throutrh Schools
They’ll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo Secretary To
WASHINGTON — FIELD MARSHAL
SMUTS, at Cairo called the Big Four meetings “the most significant conferences foi a hundred years.”
expected unity among Russia, Britain, the United States and China He urged newsmen not to pry into the secrets of the meeting, saying:
“You are on a knife'1' edge, a word dropped on the wrong side might cause great harm ”
Smuts, Scuth African premier and British cabineteer. himself had dropped some frank words right on the blade of the knife about two wmks earlier in oLndon They fell privately to 300 members of parliament ai d peers, but were later allowed to leak out They sounded as if here at la t was a man sneaking frankly his m nd in a w^orld wher« no one else, lor on< reason 01 another seem to want to Officials naturally the * days mak( their public statement., only for propaganda or patriotic effect That is their jcb. They picture conditions not neces-larlly a they are, but as they think it is wise to have others believe them to be.
At London, however. Smuts freely told what a large number of British believe privately, that the comparative economic decline of Britain, the chaotic condition of France, and the rise of Russia make it advisable for Britain to consider more carefully tier post-war position.
Many Absences Reported; Epidemic Spreads Rapidly
An epidemic of btonchial ©elds, or a light form of influenza, struck in Mt. aid they had accomplished un- pleasant over the week end and spread
rapidly among children and adults There weie several cases last week ar.d the epidemic went quickly through entire families but there was a big drop in attendance at the public schools today as the disease became more widespread. About ninety, or 20 per cent of the pupils were absent at Junior high and a large number c‘ the e at Saunders were out. The percentage of absences was not as great at the high >i as in the lower grades, s. W. H Bain ter, the schoo unable to be at work ioda the epidemic, too.
Poor old Lushwell-
HE MIXED UP ABOUT A (3ALLON OF DPV MARTINIS FO£ THE COCKTAIL
NO SALE' NJO-^ BODV WANTED £3> ANY PAST OF EM *"
( CAN'T get nobody to DPinK V NOUR MARTINIS, MISTER , LUSHWELL. THEY ALL J rv WANT HlGM3ALL3-v
V/J BtT "MSY GOTTA T DPiNK ’EM' I PUT 4‘, MV LAST BOT Tj_E . OP IMPORTED < V VERMOUTH IN
Pre ident Dies
Marvin McIntyre Had Served Since 1932
Over 150 Men And Women Are Working
nu j si . Sh
Cannot Compel Action on Protest
OO-WlTH THE STUFF AS HARD AS IT IS TO GET today-it's a cinch
HE WASNY going TO WASTE THEM AMD-OH, WELL-NOUVe GUESSED THE REST-
rSED WAGNER, LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
—™K“WASW MY \p LUSHWELL,AREN’T you GO- -f LASM i •COME IN AND_MEET f 0OLLUL-
Washington. D C <INS —The Supreme Court today uenied the petition of Safe-Wavs Stores. Inc., for review of a decision of the emergency court of appeals holding that Chester Bow lex price administrator, could not be compelled to act upon protests fied by it T;;e company contended that under Luaadder and Les le M. Lu-
tr e price control act the price admin- zadcirr for a properly located in Pep-stia-or :• directed to act upon protests pgR,,. addition in northeast Mt. Plea -within ninety days after . uance of a am The Luaadders in turn have sold regulation Tht company attacked price lhe property to Gilbert and Carri# AI-
DEEDS GIVEN FOR TOWN PROPERTIES
Benue N Buckley and 0 B Buckley, her husband, have given a deed to
Washington. D. C <INS>— Marvin McIntyre, secretary to Precedent Roose- j velt, died suddenly today at the h:ir.e; c f his daughter in Washington.
MTntyre was Mr Roosevelt’s publicity director during the presidential campaign of 1932, and served continuously hi*: secretary until the time o. his death. j
Hr- first a -ociation with the president was during the first world war, when Mr R:esevelt was A i.-tant Secretary of the Navy and McIntyre was in charge of Navy public relation-.
McIntyre was also associated wrh Mr. Roosevelt during hi' un-uccessfu! campaign fcr the vice presidency m 1920.
Born in LuGrange, Kv , in 1878 McIntyre had a long new paper and pubhc elation career be foie becoming Washington representative for several motion picture news reel companies.
Liberal Gifts In Town And Country Necessary
regulations, anplied to it.
UK SUGGEST!;!) organiz V <> protect ive wail of small democratic nations around Britain, meaning Holland, Bel-
TZ,Win Another Round
These suggestions obviously disturbed Washington. D C (INS)—Admin-Britt'h officialdom, no’ because they j.tratjbm forces favoring con’inuttl food were untrue but because they were not sut-idies to keep living costs down won good propaganda just now At Cairo, aRother round in their fight today Smuts now has attempted to dear his * jjen the Senate banking currency comments from the diplomatic dangers.1 commlttee named three of its member.-.
The great bulk of American public lo work out a compromise at once, opinion seems reserved concerning the ^he committee s action came as farm outcome
futuie day when someone hke Smuts t0 administration pressure to defer a may fHel free to talk frankly about vo*e 0R the subsidy issue until alter
Gayle W. .and Theim Huston have given a deed for an Old,' property to B E H • on Isel Holley, E W. and FI rence Du-senberry, have given a deed for a New London proper y to E. L and Bertha DcLar.y
Henry county’s War Chest drive— imed at ra sing $14,000 fcr the National War Fund and including a sum for .he Henry county Boy Scout fund—got under way today.
Every effort will :e made to w:na up the campaign within a week.
To Every Home More than 150 men ana women are rxpected to work in the drive which Will reach every Henry county heme. Volt nteer workers have received their as- isnments. or will have them shotrly, end will make a house to house canvass to give everv one an opportunity to make a contribution to this worthy cause.
To raise $11,000 in Henry county will te a big task. Every Henry county worker drawing a regular wage or sal-aiy will be asked to give at least one day’s pav to the War Chest. Every’ farm home will be asker to gfve substantially
-----j - also. It will be necessary to have many
Hild Real Estate reports the sale of. Washington. DC (INS>—It was an- S10 t0 $25 g.fts frcm farm homes if
the nice 6-rcom cottage located on East tfroritatively learned today that Japan tds goaj js t0 be attained,
street and owned by Mr. and Mrs. Har- has nottfied the United States govern- What Is Covered
ry Rugg. to Mr. B. F Harris of Blcom- ment that it will not permit the re- ^he ^ar chest covers 17 war-related
field. Iowa. Mr. Harris is buying this patriation of any more American na- 8genCies—such as the USO, Seaman's
--property for a home and expects to tional.s of the Far East until Spanish service and Prisoners' Aid. The drive
Me cow. Russia INS)— Long columns j |rQve tQ Mt Pleasant m the near fu- authoritie.> have made a complete and eliminates a series of money-raising
of Nazi trcoos, their ranks decimated j ture Ruggs are moving soon to thorough investigation cf Japanese re- campaigns by many worthwhile war-
anu their equipment battered by ac- Albert Lea Mmn, where Mr. Rugg i^caticn and detention camps in this time organizations. A centribution to
country. the Henry County War Chest which is
Nazi Troous In Retreat
Long Columns of Nazis Fall Back In Russia
HARRY RUGG PROPERTY IS SOLD
Japan Seeks Report On Camps In U. S.
CAN MAIL PACKAGES TO MEN IN THE U. S.
curate Red army artillery fire, retreated i3 empi0yed by a railroad company.
westward through the Kiev bulge today 1 * ____________
when Soviet legions turned the tide .R|rpnppV .«f„e -.i.o ejected them from several towns AD£I\iJ01uii /iixviUO
end villages there. BREEDERS TO MEET
The Soviet high command revealed __
official!v ’hat the Russians, following; goulheastern Iowa Aberdeen-Angu many days cf no quarter fighting, sue-) bree(lers will meet at the Legion hah ceeded in wresting the imt.ative from here on Wednesday evening for a din-the enemy and recapturing severa. j ner and bUMness session. Carl Oldsen communities in the region some sixty miles west of K.ev itself.
Japan's move ha.-> .brought to a vir- the l0=al unjt 0f t4ie National War tual standstill the negotiation > which Funcii represents simultaneous assist-
were under way for a further exchange Rnce to 17 essential claimants. It of nationals betwfeen the two ccun-tries.
Through pisunderstandirg some A the meetings, awaiting the btock foes of subsidies began yielding persons believe they cannot mail pa^k-
fieid representative cf the America. Aberdeen - Angus breeders association, and Walter Brown, secretary of the
Iowa Beef Producers association, wm be jjannab house salesman, report ning back at the happy faces of service
pre.-ent. Dan Cash cf M: Pleasant is ^ saje Qf the Robt. Ely estate house men whose “famiiy” is a whole nation!
a few of the liberal publications, v.nich rise in ecstasy automatically any time the name of Russia is ment.oned favorably, are advertisii.g’the results af "reshaping the world, savuig a million deaths cn the battefielci, and a decade of waste and confusion in the peace <The New Republic.) Few here believe
new yea 1
Large Crowd Hears The Messiah’
.• ecretary cf the-southeastern Iowa soeiation.
Hit Jap’s Oil
agt to men in the service who are Mih n f. n
h, in the united g a t Lncai po-t of- Refinery on Borneo
lice employes said today that packages AlUed Headquarters. Southwest Paci-
mav be mailed to n«r m the United OK 'INS.-A 2 500 miie round-trip
States just as to any person in thfc <»*'>•• rald * A!1‘ed Ubtntot bombers ___
, which, left Japan s oil refinery at Ba’.ik- Improve rOSItiOnS
country. _* r
Also package- conforming • .e and Pappan. on the «land of Borneo, a tow- Qn Italian Front .»„n«n.t.arr . ten v
weight specificauom can Mill be mail- ermg mass cf flame, was reported today Algiers, Africa <INS>—In the face oi PRESIDENT LIKELY
ed to men in the navy whoever the b'v General Douglas MacArthur. furiou* Nazi counter attacks, the eighth ncDADT DCDCAMAII V
may be While the packages will not As one group of these big bombers anny has advanced further and im- IU KtrUK I rLlvjUIxALL I
reach the men by Christmas if they refinery plant and storage tank | proved jts positions cn the north side
means that citizens are asked for cash war contributions only twice a year—
the other drive being staged by the
American Red Cross.
Dollars Will Help Henry county dollars, given promptly and generously, can be helping— Wayne T. Garrets on of the real estate Expressing everyday concern in a
firm cf Gairetson and Garretscn, and million kindh- ways at the USO—grin-
ELY ESTATE PROPERTY ON SOUTH WHITE SOLD
located on South White street, to Mrs. Controlling ancT preventing venereal Julia Wilson of Mt. Pleasant. Mrs diseases which cost so many man-hours
i Wilson purchased this property for heme and will take possession Jan. 1. l -
A la.ge crwd enjoyed the presents-
this, or bebeve it u, goKl propaganda to
snake belie’.f sucn L 1 ’ * ^ diiecticm of D. B* .a Rozsa, lea - - ,, d to nian in the afmy out- Macassar, on the island of the Celebes Cn the Fifth aimv front General Roosevelt very likely will personally re-
e Original ^ states unless a written request in the Dutch East Indies where fires clark-s troops consolidated their posi- port on his historic conferences before
C‘a 8 ‘ 8 Vlocai churches Otended from the receiver is presented at the went stalled in the wharf areas. ' tions and engaged in brisk patrol ac- a joint session of Congress upcn his
on bcth the fighting front and the production lines. Keeping alive the will to live fcr millions of war prisoners, stagnating in the war camps of the world. Relieving weariness and strain among men who grimly sign on again and again for merchant seamen’s duty The White despite torpedoes, icy water, and curn-President *n8 ci*
France does seem to be gone. Her poli- sentatives of ------ . -
ticians in exile exhibit chaotic strife. and w€re enthusiastic in their praise post office at the time of mailing The sympathies of her governments be- of -,inging of the oratorio by Handel, fore the war frequently were as close to Dr Rozsa played the organ accompani-Russla as to Britain, and so are those ment of her exiles.
Bcth Balikpappan and Macassar haveUions with enemy units.
return to Washington.
DENY PETITION FOR REVIEW OF DRAFT CASE
Sentenced To Die For Kidnapping
ONLY IN THOSE smaller democracies Smuts referred to, is there an absence* of the Russian sociaist-collectiv-
ist influence in the body politic. Else- __
where this competitive influence is x CU’>ville. K\ dNS> — Thomas H. bound to be strongly represented if it flobins )n. jr.. 36 year old kidnapper of does not prevail in whatever free-choice fccially prominent Speed Stoll, was post-war governments are founded. > sentenced to death in the electric chan Fcr France, this would mean con- op FridaVi March 10, by Federal Judge tinuar.ee of the chaotic political con- Shackelford Miller today.
ditions leading to its downfall. —--------
True ai,o. MU*, power has declined FjR£ DESTR0YS Her post-war armed strength, tor instance, would be nowhere comparable to that of Russia, if measured on the continent. Chicago. Ill
been raided previously by the big Liber-' The tr0Dps cn the right flank of Gen-
eral Montgomery’s Eighth army lind'
* -I battled their way forward for about ^
Hit Military rmile and occupied a point of high
- T t I r 1 ground two miles south of Ortcna. and
Washington, D C (INS) The Su- 1 afg€tS in VJCrmaiiy overlooking that town,
preme Court today denied the petition London, Eng. (INS) A new large-, ^ W8US announced officially that since of Mrs. Ann Stanziale for review of a scale daylight attack against militarj commencement of the invasion of third federal circuit court decision re- taigets in northwest Germany was cai •! jtaly, the Fifth and Eighth armies have
With County Men And Women In The Service
IOWA MAY GO OVER TOP BY CHRISTMAS IN WAR CHEST DRIVE
; Des Moines, la. (IDPA>—The $2,272,. 779 goal in sight, an effort is being made to put Iowa over the top for the National War Fund by Christmas, n ^ w Carl Weeks, Des Moines, president
Pvt. Glenn Dean Conrad, Bit. A 57‘ui cj jcwa war Chest. Inc., says that
fusing to release her husband from the ried cut by heavy bembers of the army because he had been classified 1A in the draft bv “arbitrary” action ol a local board.
LITTLE HOPE FOR BIGGER GAS RATION
Camp Gallon. San
The Army Ord-
Wa.'hinuton, D. CProspects of increased gasoline quotas for civilian use earlv in 1944 are extremely thin, the
Eighth U. S. Army Airforce today and also followed the Allied raids on objectives in northern France.
According to Lcndon Evening Newrs. the new American attack prcbaoly was designed to catch German fighter de-len.es not fully prepared and recovered after Saturday's terrific onslaught
captured a total of 6,000 Nazi prisoners. A A I rug. Bn..
Meanwhile there were indications Diego 14. Ca.ii hat Clark and Montgomery were marshalling their power for a new’ on-
the Nazi winter line as 17131516. War Eable Field, flight 4,
New address: A-C Paul L. O't onnor,
'laught against con as the inclement weather abates.
against Emden which ccst the enemy 338 fighter planes.
1,1 ' u petroleum administration for war said
Smuts might even have gone further nance department announced that a ^
in his frankness and questioned the fire at the Ordnance Steei Found! y ______
ability of the British empire to restore Company at Bettendorf. Iowa, today .
itself in a freer trading post-war world,’destroyed a 300x25 foot building and retit Jurors IxOt 10 IxepOil without monopolies, cartels, etc. j damaged the roof oi another building
It these problems were solved at Teh- at the riant. Los will not exceed Petit juror, for the M.vember cour. eian Indeed if there is any chance of $250,000 officials said. term, once notified net to icp .t uiud.
them being solved anytime, anywhere, The fire was brought under control today, were notified today not to re-no one has yet pointed the way. at nocn by the Davenport and Betten- pert until further notice Judge Paul
No authority here that I know has dorf fire departments. McCoid was ill today and unable n>
any idea how satisfactory democratic The company operates the plant tor bold court, governments can be instituted in Italy, the Army Ordnance Department and ^ -— —•
France, and elsewhere, without extreme manufacture, armored and steel cas- Marrjage License Issued competition between the Russian so- ings for tank, and artillery pieces. ___
dalist-collectivist movement and the British empire interests, or our own.
REPORTS OF 2,337 CASES OF FLU IN STATE
HOLIDAY VACATIONS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS
A marriage license was i sued here Saturday to Raymcnd Chester Hunter 22. and Betty Marie Burky. 18. bath of Mt. Pleasant.
One not only gives, but receives, in
Holiday vacation will start at Iowa
_ Wesleyan at the close of classes on
Lex Moines, la. (INS)—The State Saturday of this week and the vacation
Department of Health reported today in the public schools will start at the making substantial contributions to the
it had received reports of 2.337 cases close of classes on December 22. National War Fund,
of influenza in the state last week. Both the college and the public When it comes t:me to pay income
Waterloo and Ottumwa were the fchoois will resume work on Monday, t.ix.
cities most seriously affected. ,January 3.
such contributions figure in . ’’deductions" department.
We iMust Give Dollars - - Not Cents
Henry county’s quota of $14,000 in the War Chest campaign this week is nearly double the county’s quota m any other similar campaign.
Remember, this campaign combines into one, the drives by individual organizations as heretofore made. II is the only drive to be made for these agencies for a .year.
Therefore, the amounts we have been accustomed to giving in the past to the individual organizations will noi be enough. The amount must be multiplied several umes. Kach family should give several dollars.
Solicitations will be made at the homes. Please discuss and determine immediately the amount your family should give. When the Henry County War Chest solicitor calls at your home, have the money or check ready to give.
Volunteer workers are generously devoting their time to carry the drive into every home in the county and it should not be necessary for them to make more than one call at each residence. Every effort will be made to complete the drive and have the quota raised within a week. The cooperation of everyone will be needed it this goal is to be achieved.
HENRY COUNTY WAR CHEST
I>y George O. Van Allen, Chr.
Class ► 4D, Lancaster, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Constant Lindeen have ie;eived a V-mail letter from their son,
( apt. O. L. (Leslie) Lindeen, M C.
uomewhere in England saying he hac. met Miss LaVon Duvey and Lieut. Har-< Id Dumsey. both formerly of New London. These three met first at Iowa Wesleyan and met again on the boat j going across.
Corrected address \-S Lediu D. Kerr 17003^36. S. A. A B.. A. F. C. C. Sqd. 31, Santa Ana, California.
t Lieut, Robert Thomas f MeC
Neb., and Miss Dorothy Thomas stu dent nurse at the University Hospital in Iowa City, .'pent the week end with their mother. Mix. May Thomas, on West Madtecn street.
Richard Ilallowell of the Ui> nav
there could be no tetter Christmas present for the boys and girls in the service and the suffering people of occupied nations than for the. state to reach the goal. The war fund combines 17 approvea national war relief appeals, including that cf the United Service Organizations, in one.
A total of $2,009,956. representing 92 per cent of the goal, already has been raised and 65 oi Iowa’s 99 counties are crer the ten. Henry county is now bolding its campaign and one other I lai.s a late campaign. An effort wi I be made to have at least 90 of the counties in the gcal attained bracket ..y Christmas.
In southeast Iowa. Washington, Muscat.re. Vi n Euren and Let have met their quotas
WAY CLEAR FOR DRIVE TO NAME MacARTHUR
Washington. D C. • INS)—1 he way ves clear today for an intensive drive to name General Douglas MacArthur,
: telephoned his parent-. Mr. and Mrs. A ied commands r in :he uu hwest Pa-G. A. HalloweiJl this morn ug from S> i ifn. Reoufc'ican *e dental nominee,
attle. Wash. He has been absen fro ’ the states for many montto on war, cuty and it has been several w?ek
ir. next year’s e’eit or.
Senator Var.dea;erg. Re; ubii an of Michigan, who has urged MacArthur
since word had b?en received from him. for the presidency obtained rulings He spent last Christmas in New Cal- from the War and Nav. depamaeiiw edonia and expects to spend Christmas to the effect that Army and Navy offi-, this year with his sister. M'-s Virginia cers can retain their posts during a a WAVE, in San Francisco. campaign