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MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1913
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
By Paul Mallon
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(Distributed by King Feature* Syndicate, Inc., Reproduction In Full or In Part. Strictly Prohibited >
New Church Bell Dedicated Sunday
They’ll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo
Special Service at Presbyterian Church
WA S ll I NG TON -MR. ROOSEVELT
Is getting ready to veto the tax bill --
Inner sigils are fairly conclusive The new church b .1 of the Presbv-
Secretary Morgenthau held back his' terian church, heard for the first time extraordinary censure of the senate *n NR. Pleasant on Christina eve and bill until Mr. Roosevelt returned from t.eanl again on Christmas morning wa, abroad, and he had a chance to run dedicated at the church service Sunday over to the White H .use to see that morning
the President wanted to go that for i Rev- E L, Jeambey, pastor, explained with him Furthermore, what has been 1 how the be!! came int. possession of published of hi- remarks was only half; the church The L.b Tty Ville Presb.v-h.s caustic as his ofT-the-record as- ’erians da-banded and the property wa
V&EN ARSON WAS OFFICE.’ MAN ACER OF IU E LIFELESS Ll FIE
WE DISHED OUT
PENCILS?SURE, BASV-ANYTHING rn. FOR VOU. ON THE '- /I
second Shelf, he—p : > VOURSELF. THATS o. K., you CAN CVE /
V A REQUISITION
But now arson
S IN BUSINESS FOR. HIMSELF-AND WELL"' JUST ASK HIS STOOGE ABOUT IT
I CAVE you ONE . I ONLV LAST WEEK . ■’'URN IN The ST JMP J / BEFORE MOU CET sLL ) A NEW ONE! WHAT \ i DVA THINK THIS I VlS-LENO LEASE ?/ !
Willi County Men
And Women In The Service
135,000 Steel Workers Out Over Nation
The administration no doubt considers it . afe and good politic- to take a big stead against anything like the senate cr the house bill - - - for several reasons *
Frankly, the revenue is not e£sential
sold. C W Cruikshanit told how the bell wa. obtained by the local cl. r h as a gift (rein R K Crane Next Sunday a special offering will be taken to offset the expense of installation Patti Joy Weir read "The Creed of the Belli;" special bell hymns select
us expenses are diminishing and rev- I ‘<1 by Martha Van Brussel were sung b
enue increasing, so that only half the war cost will be deficit. Then, only about a billion of net additional revenue is now promised in the bill if you oeduct the billion lost by discarding the automatic increase in social security taxes 'all taxmaker.- new speak of p. billion dollars as mere chicken feed >
the congregation. The pastor , p ke on "Be.J of the Bible" and as the service dosed the b“U rang and the final dedicatory lines were read by the pastor A large crowd was in attending e at the- service.
BIT BK ST POLITICAL POINT :oi
a campaign year revolves around congressional effort* to restrict the administration is policy on renegotiation (cutting down costs! of war contracts It should be popular to howl interminably against war profiteers getting away with millions in war profi's" (as Mr Morgenthau ha *
Facts of this situation are these:
War Under-Secretary Patterson has testified that while renegotiation ha recovered *5,300,000,000 for the government, ail but 11.500.000 000 would hive been saved anyway through the excess profits tax He estimated 72 percent of renegotiation savings would go into the treasun in taxes - - which this cong res. ion a I bill is now- upping from 90 to 95 per cent to the tax recapture on pn flu henceforth w-ould be even greater With a 95 percent eSbe&s profits tax the government fixing the price of i*a‘>pv M every standard article and making the contracts itself, it must be evident that lf "war profiteers are getting away with billions," many contracting officials in the administration have not done their1 duty, regardless of contract renegctia-1 tion A lot must b* responsible for making bad or even crooked contract---
Edward L. Scarff Taken Bv Death
Workers At 215 Plants Remain Away From Posts
J. T. train, 91, Taken Bv Death
Four Send Greetings
Rome - Edward L Scarf! 68 died a* his heme Saturday morning at 2:30 He had b^-n in failing health tile la-.', several years and had b<*en an invaLc the past year He is survived by hi-wife, Icur children, 19 grandchildren and three gieat grandchildren.
The children are Mr- Bernard Brick. .-on, Roy Scarff. Mrs Howard El.smirker and Mrs Waiter Wh.te The funeral was held the afternoon at I 30 a’ the Rome Baptist church Eur.id was at White Oak
Aged Resident Becomes III From Flu Recently
Yule Reunion For Iowan and Irish Bride
j Mr. John T Cram, 91, passed away ai 5:00 oclocjt this morning at the Spearman home on W. Monroe street, where he had resided th'* pa.-t several , year*.
; He had been in exceptionally good real th until recent^ when ne contracted the flu and due to ins advanced j ears was unable to withstand the effect- ct ’he disease. Mr C; ain ha also been ill with the flu but is scorn-( mgly recovering.
Their daughter. Mn Clyde Thornport of Green Bay. Wis. arrived earl this morning called by the .line of her parent-. Another daughter. Mrs.
Four Iowans in Italy sent greetings to good old Mt. Pleasant" through I Gordon Gammack of the De.- Moines ! Register Saturday. They were Harold j V. i;lits. Wa:, ne Simmcns, Harvey White j and Chris Reinhart, all of whom were pictured. Willits wa.*- mentioned again today as a member of an orchestra from the regimental band playing at a Christmas party.
High Schoolers Defeat Alumni
( lairr Williams, son of Mrs Date Williams, will celebrate his birthday,
.January I. Friends may address him:
Pvt Claire R. Williams 36772538, 165th Q. M.. Hosp. Lndy. Platoon. Ft. Fran-
if E. Warren, Wyo. i --
frq I Washington, D. C 'INS) — Wi'liam
Corporal Harry Garmoe of -.ie Tank '* Eau-, ch : man of tile war ta bot Destroyer school at Camp Hood, Texas, board, announced today that public arri\ ed here Friday D~c 24’h b tnt ii mem .tis of the WLB ar preps eel o with an honorable discharge from the reoffer their pn posal for a retroactive : army. Cpl. Garmoe entered the serv- wa ie contract for steel workers at a .CCS Apii: 21. 1942 and his .-pent the 'P '> U meet i.-of the beard tonight, last 18 month al Camp Hood. Tex * Davis made this announcement as
I workers of 215 of the nation’s steel Pvt. James L. Emerson, who is st a- plants remained away from their plants tioned with he 7;h Armored Divisor. and President Roosevelt cut short a at Ft. Benning. Ga is spending a 15- holiday vacation at Hyde Park to give day furlough, with hi mother and ot ■- ♦ a ll his attention to a threatened steel er relatives. strike and the rail situation.
JU I Davis held a news conference and
Nancy Lankford, V 3 c, win recently said that any action by WLB on the returned to the Ottumwa Naval Air steel wage issue had been deferred until station from the Naval hasp* a1 1 • anight to enable industry members to Great Lakes. EL, spent (he I; lid iv be present.
week end at the home of her parents The creeping paralysis of strikes
here. She had a house guests on Sun- caused an estimated 135.000 workers to
day the follow;ng WAVES, also sta* leave their posts all over the nation and tioned at Ottumwa: Viola Merchant indications were this figure would
i Fkd 3 c of Schenectady, N. Y. Rn h L. mount unless Ph ilip Murray makes a Johnson, Y 3 c of Neligh. Nebr., *nd tack to work app a1.
Winnie Ell!-. Y3 co! Clinton. Miss.
Teams Have ( lose Battle At High School (i> in
The Mt. Pleasant high school basket- j ball squad defeated the "grads" in a I close contest at the high school gym j Friday evening, 29 to 26.
Mr- Naomi Motte? of Hill.-b ro ha-received word from her nephew. Sgt. Jack Davidson, that he has b -en moved frrm the middle east to a station in Italy and that he welcomes the sight of green grass after a1! the sand.
Mrs. Flcyd Barnet leceived letters
The men actuallv went out or. strike at midnight Christmas eve, but since 'hey have been out on holiday vacation, the actual full effect of their strike v.as not tell urn.; ted.iv.
The former students pushed the high anq pictures from her brother. Pvt. .schoolers all the way; in ft,ct lea james e. Pratt, who has been stationed through the first quarter and while somewhere in the Aleutian Area, slowing down a little in the second ;__
Hocketts Observe Golden Wedding
Battleship Damaged (quarter, put or. the team III the filial Neu . .ore: . of Sgt. Francis < Bish
__ I half to make the outcome uncertain. j op> 37192733, Cd. C . 45th Tnk. Bn , A.
At th end cf the first quarter, the P q 253. Camp Bowie, Texas.
I,uetz<jw Damaged; Scharnhorst VVa,s Sunk
Bloomfield, la. — Chi tm as wa- a for Harold Ste kesberr who lives near here, for it brought a reunion with his war bride from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Stookestoerry married the Irish girl Feb 15. 1942 He wa- returned to tin. country with pleading word from ether relatives at broadcast.
New York. N Y 'INS'—The German pocket battleship Luetzow. was
C A Hoc kelt, preceded her father in damaged in the naval battle off Ncr-qeath way in which the 26,000 ton nazi bat-
The body is at Crane s tune: a1 home tleship Schemhorst was sunk, radio and arrangements for the funeral are France at Algiers said today in a
THAT CONTRACTS -hould be renegotiated.* everyone agrees, even if only to save a dime, or to catch bad contract Tile problem Is to .-ave the people as much war co-t as possible. tut to do it efficiently and justly. The
a medical discharge from the army. For the la t five months he has been arranging passage for his brid<- Thespian to live with the bridegroom's parents on a farm near Bloomfield
The Luetz.w is a
vessel of 10.000 tons.
I grads were ahead 8 to 5 In the second 5 period Coach Ekstrand sent in another Ens. Eugene A. Patterson. Armed team, which did things to the grads Guard school, Naval Repair Base. San in that quarter and put the high schoolj Diego, Calif.
out in front, 14 to IO. ---------
The starters went back in during the Ralph Barnum taking naval trainin'? second half and built up the lead a J at Bloomington, EL, returned there little more. 25 to 19, by the end of the Sunday evening after a short vi-it et third quarter. In the final period, the home, grads narrowed the margin slightly j tei
when the Mt. Pleasant high quintet, H^rry M 1 with some substitutions in the lineup, USNTS Diesel, University oi Eli-
MRS. MATTIE JOHNSON CLAIMED BY DEATH
weakened a little.
ncis. Urbana. Ill
Mrs Mattie John.-on. belie-eel to b
on Marion street, on Christina- da: She had been failing the last year due
.____________ , to her advanced years. Her husband
or presumably some incompetent offi- Bett> All ender, daughter of Mi arid prece(jecj ^er ^ death a few months
Announcement has been received administration has been letting minor j here °f the marriage of Miss Carolyn
dais do it arbitrarily, without right of protest or appeal for the contractor
Mrs Robert Lawrence Allender of Cr-dar Rapids, formerly of Mi. Pleasant
ago. Her first husband, died many years ago.
Even New Deal Whether* Senator ani Alfred B"**1 01 Cedar Rapid, | ghf____
Gulley h»& rlten to protest government. T1“’ wedding i ok p.ace un Thanks- Chicagc ancj a n-ece jn Albia.
action in the case of the E G Budd Manufacturing company of Philadelphia. In which he said a war department official had threatened to “break"
the company if it did not accept the Germany’s Defeat In 1944
government renegotiation proposition Algiers, North Africa. (INS) A
The funeral will be held at the Crane Funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30.
This is probably unconstitutional. Hit- prediction that Nazi Germany will be lcresque, and certainly not desired by defeated within the course of the next anyone (year wus made today by Gen. Dwight
The proposed congres ional remedy d Eisenhower.
basically is to allow the contractor to —
sue the government for the difference j Jovjej Armies
Wage New Offensive
GEORGE GAVIN DIES IN CHICAGO
Is Sent To Bottom
London, England.—The German battle hip Scharnhorst was ^unk on the
the admiralty announced .
The death of the Scharnhorst reduc-es Germany's naval strength almost to • im Lung point in military effectiveness.
Remaining units—including the Tir-pitz, the Gneisenau. the 10,000-ton pocket biitieships Luetzow and Admiral Scheer. and th? cruisers Prinze Eugen and Admiral H-pper—all have been reported damaged more or less severely.
In the court of claims, if he believes he has been treated unjustly by some army marionette and can prove it This cer-
Moscow, Russia. <INS> Soviet arm-
The body of George Gavin, who died in Chicago, arrived here on train No. 9 this afternoon. The body was taken to the Crane Funeral home.
Marriage Licenses Issued
W. H. Spurgeon Dies in Colorado
I Mt. Pleasant
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26Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Hockett celebrated their golden wedd.ng anniver-sary on Christmas day.
A bounteous cunni. was served at noon of roast goose and its trimmings Cakes w,fere decorated in yellow and white tc carry out the color scheme.
The tab e was decorated with yellow chrysanthemums, a present sent by two nieces from Colorado. Also the hou^e was decorated with yellow and white to carry out the color scheme.
They received some very nice presents of cards, flowers, blankets, and a ^ -chair from their children, friends and
Raines, MOMM 3-c, Ships neighbors.
They all enjoyed the afternoon playing games, music and singing.
Those present for this happy occasion were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Courtney
and George, from Agency. la., Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hunter and Waiter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wiggins, and Neville, Mr. and Mrs. S. Clawson, Ralph, Paul, and Lvei>n, Mr. and Mrs. John Septer, Lola, Carl, and Marvin, Mr. and Mr. Nebs P. Barr. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Mrs. Dale Wiggins, and Sara Kendall.
All the children and gi aiidchildrcn
Backstage in Iowa Politics
D<- Moines. <IDPA) Up in the
Bucks—If Rae E. Walters, district I wa Hunter, Mr OPA director, bicornes midwest administrator for the federal agency he will
job to a position paying about $8,00) a Couitney and baby on of Ottumwa,
year. Chance- are the man who re- la.. S-Sgt. and Mrs. Lee B. Courtney of
places him will be paid about $5 200 o Dothan, Alabama, and Sl-c Emery M
year. The reason for this lies in tim Courtney, -vomewhcre in the south
difficulty in locating a broad-should- Pacific.
ered and well-heeled democrat, who -
wants to take a cussing every day from the public, for a buck every 12 months.
FORMER RESIDENT HERE
I Referee: Love-
ta inly could not let "war profiteers get ies waged a large moale new offensive away with millions*' unless the court of on the Kiev .salient of the Russian claims is either stupid or corrupt. ! battle front today and sent ten di-Another proposal is to give renege- visions of the nazis reeling as the Sofia tion to a competent official like war Viets trove through a wide breach mobilizer Byrnes, which also might provide efficient management.
Evidently the matter has been exag gcrated, and has become a political man line and recaptured numerous lo-football. thus obscuring the fact that J panties, there is a real job yet to be done in the public interest.
Marriage licenses wrere is.-ued hen1 Thursday afternoon. Dec 24. to Dale Francis Teberg . 19. and Verne ta Mac Turner, 21 of Mt. Plea:-ant; J »y M
The Soviet high command dLclosed Wcl*e- 32 Pleasant, and Man I
Chapman. 32, St Paul, M.nn,;
Earl Vand-griff. Jr., 21. and Louise Morgan, 24. both of Mt. Pleasant.
Word has been received of the unexpected death ou Sunday evening, presumably at his home in Colorado Springs, of Mr. William H. Spurgeon, alumnus of Iowa Wesleyan -with the
$10,000 Gift To Iowa Orphans Home
Des Moines, la. (INS1
(las.-, cf 1880, and well known by many gtat^ soldiers orphans home at Dav- to do with this -
the first Ukranian army had scored an extensive break through of Hie Ger-
TW0 INJURED IN HILLSBORO ACCIDENT
j Extend Offensive I On New Britain Island
AFTER THE WAR—
Pittsburgh (INR)—After the war we standing man
Gen. Douglas MacArthur^ quarters in New Guinea. (INS*
Ervin Marines today extended the American
lean expect to have electric steam ; irons, frozen food lockers for homes, and electric clothes driers, James E. Head- Hugo, a Westinghouse appliance divis-~U. S. ion manager, reveals.
of our people. Particulars of the last Joscpn ancj death of this distinguished
citizen of Colorado will be secured as oon a.- possible.
In law. finance, church and civic activities. Mr. Spurgeon was an out-HLs wile. Laura Petersen Spurgeon is a member of the well remembered Petri-.a family of New London. A son and only child. Robert Spurgeon, is abo wtII remembered here.
There was some pre-Christina rumbling among state employes w n said they were "requested” to give des ignateri sum- for the purchase ‘'I Christmas presents for the g verger and their department heads - - Sonu employe checks falling below (he requested amount- were reported return. The Iowa cd - - Recipients obviously had nothin
Hill boro.—Joe Wilson and Halbash were both seriously injured offensive to seize the vital Jap island recently at about 10:30 o’clock a. rn., of New Britain through a surprise sec-when cars driven by each collided at end landing in the Gloucester arca, what L kncwn as the Roc-key corner.; The marine^ Immediately secured three? mites west of Hillsboro. The WU- beachheads cast and west of Cape bon ear was going west and the Hal- GT uce--t<'r.
bash pick-up going south when the col- First reports of the new invasion ac-
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NOTES
O H Tyner of Salem and Millard Morris were admitted Friday.
Vonnie Ciliium was admitted Saturday.
Bolty Johnson wa*- admitted Monday Dismissal' were: Viola liar hanger.
Spurgeon wa- about 78 years of
enport today had a $10,000 Christmas it’s a shot in tile dark but state dem -present, the gift of Central Broad- era’s may invite an Ic wan to addrc-casting company, operating station them over their S25-a-plate Jack on WHO. Des Moines. Day repast - - either Vice President
The state executive council today ac- Henry W. Wallace or Harry H pkins cep ted the $10,0C€ check signed by confidante of the President.
Dr. B. J. Palmer of Davenport as presl- -
dent of the company.
The gift was with the provision that the fund shall be used exclusively for social, educational and ethical advance, ment at the heme.
Pete Richmond received a telegram today telling of the death of hi-, brother. Guy. 53. at T dodo, Ohio, Sunday night, He had undergone an operation Friday Hun wife and another trot her. Perry, of Toledo, survive Mr. and Mrs. Richmond left M’ Pleasant to go to Toledo in 1923 They formerly were custodians at Hershey Hall. Pete Richmond had visited thmn in Toledo recently.
"2F.AD TRUCK GOES INTO DITCH
SHADOW OF PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE SESSION
BIG CARRY OVER OF CORN IN U. S.
Should Have Used Less Than 34 f< OI Fuel Oil
, Des Moines. la. (INS*—An apparently coming event cast a shadow before it today as the Iowa executive council directed the state house custodian to make sure that voting machine equipment in Hie senate and house chambers Des Moines is in working order.
A bread true k dr iven bv J e Cl irk e| Burlington left Hie pavement on highway 34 wesf of Mt, Plea ant this morning and rolled aver mt > h ti tell Clark was not seriously hurt The truck, eastbound and empty, was badly damaged.
"8 INJURED IN BUS ACCIDENT
Detroit, Midi. UNL’* Fortv-vix p i sons were injured -dav when a heav-
Gov. B. B Hickenlooper Is expected xiv loaded Greyhound bus Dr'tr-
Des Moines, Iowa UNS*
Washington. D. C. UNSi Tile w;ap district OPA director R E Walters aid
llsion occurred. Both men were so (ion said the landings wjere made with oh Friday, Mrs. Elmer Phillips and food administration reported today that today that fuel oil users of the Des to call a special session of the legisla- bound from Pontiac, Michigan,
seriously hurt that neither was able to practically no loss of ship-, planes or baby boy of New London, and Mrs despite heavier demands and a smaller Moines area should not have used more ture to enact laws to facilitate voting crashed into Hie sin* of a -tree! ca
tell just whkt happened to cause the men. The Japs lost 61 planes in dog- Lester Wickham and baby girt. R Ute crop than in 1942, the nation enters than 35 percent of their year’s oil sup- of Iowa men and women in the sen ice- Police said Mi-s Bet y M .Laughlin. 24
accident. Both cars were badly dam- fights over the landing area. Seven 2, on Sunday. Mrs. Sumner Smith wa; 1941 with the second largest carry over ply today. The figure was placed at 34 and the a dion today appeared to be in^was most seriously injured with bm
aged also. allied planes were reported missing. [ dismissed today. of corn. percent for the Davenport area connection with the call. legs badly crushed