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VOL. LXXI—No. 301iHl RSDAV. DECEMBER 30, 1943
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
ISSI Russians Go Forward In Many Sectors
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New Year’s Eve . Program at Church
They’ll Do It Every Time
By Jimmy Hatlo
WASHINGTON— YKAK-END BOOK BALANCING: A publisher has written that my analyst of developments at
Methodist To Have Covered Dish Dinner at 6:30
Tire annual New Year’ I *liow * h
Mrscow, Tehetan, Cairo, and elsewhere dinner-pregram of the First Methodist the past Sew months have caused some church will b^* held c n New* Year's Eve few of his readers to slide into the con- .n dining room of the church All < I ms ran that I am tending toward an families and friends of the church are anti-Russian or anti-Br.tish policy line, felted to the covered dish dinner at arid ore irate reader, at leari, char- 6 30 ^ b„ followed by the program at acidized my work as un-American or which Mrs Roxana Hicks Rozsa Will ' unpatriotic. sing a group of selection and Rev, J
Trying to submit to the public fac- George G Hunt, paster cf the church.! tual data in the face of war propa- will give the tory of Mr Gordon 3. ganda naturally entails dangers of mis- Seagraves popular book * Burma Sur-understanding both as to my purpose geon " After the review there will be \ and contexts. moments of prayer. Tins program will
In these excited days, it i not unnat- over bv g 30 ural for any of Us to suspect any other Dr Seagrave in fa -mating style re-I thoughts than our own, or fact which lates his pioneering adventures and acce nfliet with those which previously complishmenrs as a surgeon in Burma entered cur own mind* as unwelcome for tw decades before the Battle of "propaganda " With censorship and Burma began, and then he record- the I official propaganda necessarily guid- thrilling story of his .service as a sui- | mg most public comment 1? is even geon when the Jap&nes* began pouring mole dangerous for anyone to ge* t o .mo Burma, destroyed hi ho cital and1 far ahead of the cli Cia! propaganda occupied the country. H< wa so suc-hne censful as a 4 irgeon and a the organ-
Truth alone can justify such a course \7jer and director of rnedica units to and it always comes along sooner or aid Hie w ;unded in battle that he was later, in this instance. lather prompt!;, made Lieutenant C IobbI iii the Medi-
Death Claims Mrs. Anna Oatman
Funeral Will De Held Friday Afternoon
Dissatisfaction of Mr Hull and our foreign policy maker- wit}) the Rusto-Czcchoslovakia treaty, negotiated bv Mr. Stalin immediately after Teheran, proved more than the points made.
Cut Stamp C ost Of Beans, Tomatoes
INDEED, MY PUBLISHER FRIEND
had forgotten rn;, several columns be- will open at 9 30 the worship period at
fore Moscow urging and helping to pre pare the way for agreement.
Such misunderstandings are due to thLs event lack of appreciation of facts, of epi
cal Corp of the U. S Army For- < in China Burma and India. H.s book is rated one of the b^st in 1943 The . econd event on New Year’s Eve will be the Watch Night Party and Mid-Night Consecration service of the
Youth Fellowship. TI;'- program cf fun __
Washington, D C <INS»—The Offn 11:30 All youth of the church of high , of Pri- * Admini.strai on announce t
rchool age and their friends will share day that sharp cuts will b< ’made in ti
green stamp cost oi canned snap bean
Peas, \ eatables. Frozen Fruits, Ako Reduced
Business and Outlook For
Financial 1944 ~ Babson
Mrs Anna Oatman. 81 years old, died at Hie Spearman home en West Monroe W tint day afternoon about five o'clock. 31ie had t en crittCAlh ill the last -.ev- 1 eral days. , I
Mrs Oatman is survived by three children. Mrs Bert StuU of Keosauqua, Charles Oatman of Leavenworth. Kan-s , who arrived here this afternoon, and Sherman Oatman of Alhambra, Calif also bv two sisters. Mary Stull I of Hemet, Calif.. E.ila Tassmore of Long B ah. Calif and a brother. Wright Hunter of McAllen, Texas.
The f meral will be held at 4:30 Friday afternoon at the Crane Funeral
i home, with Rev. George Hunt offici-
W ith (bunty Men and Women In The F. S. Service
am an rn
Mi and Mrs Jack Jo.'.mon cf Hillsboro received word that their son, Quentin L. Johnson stationed in the South Pacific, received the commission of Captain .sometime during the month of December. The ceremony ; mk plan at the ration in Hie South Pacific. Captain Johnson has bfien in service for over two years. He was home once on leave, following his graduation from officer.^ training school in Virginia.
Claim 50 Mile Advance In Kiev Bulue
Other Advances Made In New Offensive
umning .md, ta*, bu. ne«, wntc Anthracite Coal
peas, tomatoes and frozen fruits and vegetables when the January point val-
Thi column now ha jut . .tort cf JOG *TIIIIII CIU I IC LUdl Uns | or lationt i foot: ...to effect * Mids ll;. client newspaper! ome 35 of |n Sunday.
which were added (along Mth several 1 lUovIl ill Cidol At the ..ame t: ne vim r, jam :e-
hundrcd weeklies in the past year,, t serve and rationed inarm,ham win
during the period of stoat p retrench- 'Washington, D C * INS • —Fuel co- bt increased two p in is to a total of 3
ment of new paper space cremator Harold L Ickes, announced, punts per pound
Less than five papers quit on!-, two an immediate embargo today on all J OPA - latest announcement on the of them large, one be*.ig published by a shipment1 of anthracite coal west of food front came a.-> War I joe! Adminis-friend of Mr. Wiiikie. H< cancelled the Pemv-.ytvania-Ohio line which 1 es- tration ordered approximately 170.000 -hcrtly after my column in the fall lima ted ic save 300.000 tons of hard COO pounds of chicken now in ccid tor. ; pooling Mr. Winkles conclusion that coal for the eastern seaboard in the age withheld from civilian sales.
swift air travel made the world one next three months. -
Tile anthracite freeze will remain in effect until April 1st, Ickes told a news conference.
Mr and Mrs John Thornton have rc-
Moscow, Russia (INS1 — Red army troops slashed forward with a 50 mile ach ani! today in the west reaches of the bloody Kiev bulge during a thrust and smashed the German defenses in the Zhitomir region and threatened to entrap all the Nazi forces in the Dnieper bend.
German Defense Lines Bend Back
Moscow, Russia 'INS* -Weakened German defense line* bent back upon themselves as a result of a surprise Scviet offensive in the Zaporozhe sector were reported cracking today along a1! main points of the flaming Dnieper river front.
Late ci patches trickling Into Moscow from the battle lines told of the increased Nazi peril only 24 hours atter a high (ommand bulletin disclosed that the Red army has launched a new drive n the Zaporozhe region.
Another victorious Russian army whose tank spearhead ground retreating German straggle:.-, into the frozen earth meanwhile pounded west of captured Korosten toward the old Polish border not more than 48 miles away.
Th“ eft flank of this Soviet force meantime hammered at the gates of another key communication center— Zhitomir—west of Kiev.
And some 350 miles to the southeast
TH I ’M BN AIL OFTLOOK FOR 1911
GENERAL:—Year* 1944 should be divided into two parts:
(a) From January 1st to date of Germany’s collapse;
and (b) from said date to December 31st.
PRODUCTION:—Babsonchart Index will average around
13(1, about 12 ' below 1943.
< ( .MM OOI I I ES:—Strength in various co in mod,1 s.- should cerned word from their .son. Claude A
be followed by renewed weakness. Thorntcn telling them of his promc- .... . , „ ■ ~
SALES:—Retail sales dollar volume will average higher for tion receRtlv t0 Pfc Hls addr,ss the third powerful Russian offensive
entire year, but physical volume will be down IO' ls: Pfc Claude A Thornton, A s. n
LABOR:—Pressure for higher wage rates will continue 37445268 TR.-f" H5th Cavalry <Meczi
throughout the year with more labor troubles and more I N w s p o Ft. Lewi- Wash.
wage increases than in 1943.
STOCKS:—lf the market is low when Germany cracks it will then go up; but if then high, it will go down.
BONDS:—Good and medium grade bonds will hold close to present levels throughout the year.
Raymond Spray, S 3 c left Saturday evening to return to Farragut, Idaho after spending a furlough with his wife and daughter here.
B -MfSON PARK, MASS., DEC. 30—,leading wholesale indexer. If tile going i Most firms are booked to capacity. If in Italy or eteewheic hauld prove un-
iaur.ched in three weeks smashed west of Zaporozhe, site of the mighty Dniep-er river dam to within 30 miles northeast of the important Nazi held mange nose center of Nikopol.
Another key rail junction on tile Leningrad-Odcssa railroad wa& threatened with early capture as the first Balds army tightened its hold about
Scout Troop Formed at Wayland
•rv more business were offered they would not be able to handle it for many
months. This is roughly my forecast: hogs may bring lower average prices, fc • 1944. The Babsonchart Index of Soybean and corn prices face the test the Physical Volume of Business for the of large marketing! They will do well final quarter of 1943 averaged 141 corn-! to hold. Increased imports f coffee.
and reminding of the remaining differences ot culture, economics, race religion, etc. In 15 years of the column. this is the only client to quit for
1 The, e ^ 300* papers represent every F THIlli kL DUIlIItll - ared with 150.7 for the same period cocoa and sugar will hold down their
nounal viewpoint popular in the Unit. Ii., IWI, Wayianc A comm. painted I* et 1942. Th,-all-time high w«s reached pricer
cd state farm c .tv ^publican, demo- I dK Cli 13 V I/tMlIl the execute- b—d cd tie Commu ny m De ember 1942 when my Index stood" CONTINUED HEAVY DEMAND is
erat isolationist. inlemallonAUst. It club met at the O p. Bo-hart office at 155.6. It is not possible that this indicated for most industrial common.-
would be fatal and looiish for the eel- Salem—Frank S. Bonneli. 88, a resi- 102 2i,e PU1 l-oe cf organizing a Boy j record can be exceeded in 1944. ; tfebs. lo what extern et forts rn toll
umn to present the editorial line of any dent the last two year. at Salem, died $cout lrcoP Ccmmcdity Prices , back food prices o September 15. 1942
one of them, or group of them. because at Mt. Pleasant Wednesday morning at that would automatically exclude the 11:45
expected!v hard—indicating a longer
war—prices should firm Cattle and uith his is making her home
>gt. Clarence E. Messer, stationed at Vitebsk. White r»ussia communication Herington. Kansas, spent Christmas which is three-fourths encircled.
with lier parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hod son.
Berlin Burns Fiercely After Raid
rest cf them and diminish the business
of the column.
Charles Luckentill. executive of the war developments will influence com-'level' will succeed is problematical. S. E. Iowa council, met with them to mctiity prices during 19 .4. The col- j Mounting over-all .shortages, unpreced-The body was taken to the Stevens exPlain tlie purpose and duties of such iap,e 0f Germany could result in a Rented demand and the necessity for
Robert M. Chaney, A S V 12. U S
N R . returned to his ship at Park college Wednesday morning af er :pTitling ll days at his home here on furlough.
Pvt. Dale B. Anderson has spent a ten day furlough with hi- parents, Mr and Mrs. A B Anderson and will return to hLs camp at Ft. Knox
funeral home in Salem where the fun-
______eral will be held Friday afternoon at
IT WOULD BE si ItlDAL to pre- two o'clock Burial will be in the Ever-
sent an internationalist line or an iso- green cemetery at Fairfield
laiionist line, because in either case Bom in Lee county, Mr. Bonneli anc Max Bc'° n
the number of paper- publishing it spent his early life there Later he
would be cut u.st about, in half An moved to Kansas and was engaged In
an organization Rev E. S. Mullen sharp, though temporary, reaction in’ will be the ,-ccutmaster and the follow- .............-............. — * ........
naep two* ; .....
ing boys have joined: George Eieher. Loren Evans, Freddie Martin, Vernon
W I, IIC
Shumaker. Dwain Tschar.tz. Paul Wellington and Donald Wyse. The com-
DEEDS RECORDED FOR SEVERAL PROPERTIES
anti-British, anti-Russian oolicy would the furniture business until he retired leave me with practically nothing. Until recently he had resided with his So I am necessarily kept in the daughter at Salem gr6ove of the iacfs, the groove which I He is survived by the following chil-chcose as my primary purpose, to hold dren: Mrs. Claudia Cummings, Bur-so many diversified newspaper elements lington; Mrs Mazie Logan. Salem; as satisfied customers over the years. Horace U. Bonneli. Los Angeles, Calif.;
If I should wander from it even sub- Carl R Bonneli, Dayton. Ohio; Dr. consciously, I soon will be caught up. Frank S. Bonneli of Fairfield.
For that reason. I do not generally ---
answer the isolated criticism which \\r"gg|a f’httlHrp
necessarily must be restricted to those »» xJUIvl V.Ildllj^v. who do net know the situation in which I work
Comparatively few are these, but Washington. D. C. <INS) — Senattor many are like the head of the depart- Guy M. Gillette, Iowa democrat, today mcnt of social studies at Belmont Jun- urged speedy amendment of tke consti-ior high school, Dr. E. Henry Powell, tution to prevent the pcssibiity of the who gave me recently the best under- J war being settled by presidential agree-standing cf mv intentions; mer.t rather than by a treaty of peace
"Dear Paul Mallon; ‘subject to ratification.
"I am addressing you thus familiar- Gillette said he had urged Senator ly because that is the way you seem to Tem Con nail y, Tcxa*-, democrat, cha lime. Few of my friends seem as close man of a senate judiciary committee to to me as you do. After all, when a fel-1 hold early hearings on proposals follow listens to you every morning for constitutional amendments. years through your column, it takes a! "It seems wise that we prepare tor real close friendship to approach its: the coming peace by removing all logi-tolal effect. cal or possible excuse for the executive
"I have attended many colleges both branch of the government to refuse 01 here and abroad and have many de* I neglect to refer a peace treaty to the grecs, earned and honorary, but no senate," he said.
professor, or combination of professors. Gillette proposed four alternatives of has approached the contribution you w'hich one would be embodied in a resolve made to my knowledge and un- I ut ion for a constitutional amendment.', derstar.ding," etc. The alternatives are ratification bv a
Tc that purpose the column again is majority of both the senate end the dedicated next year. Each day, I will house, ratification by a majority of the try to dig out some hidden guiding whcle senate, a majority of the senator. or some new intelligence of the tors present or by removing the consti-day’s developments to add to my tutional provision that the senate "ad-knowledge, and pass It on to you to vise" the president in making of trea-add to yours. ties-
given at $6,500.
George A. Elliott and Gertrude Elliott to Laura and Clarence Craig. New London property.
Earl McMurren and Glady.-. McMur-ren to C. S. and Marie Wiimeth, Salem Consideration is given as
Deed- recorded at the courthouse In munity club is sponsoring the crganiza-1 ciufje the following;
tion Ralph White and wife to Flossie Tol- property.
------------- — scn ancj husband, three lots located in $1,400.
NOTICE JUNIOR HOSTE * SF. < northeast Mt. Pleasant on East street. Will McCabe and wife to George G. The formal dance at the E. S. O. A. A. Blacksmith and wife to George and Mary A Wright. 53 acres in sec-scheduled for New Year's night, has W Smith and wife, ten acres on East Lions 26 and 27 of Center township, been postponed. sheet. Mt Pleasant. Consideration is ioining tire Wright place.
College Training Detachment in Pictures
London. Eng. 'INd>—With Beilin burning fiercely again fcr the eighth time in the space of six weeks in the wake of a 2.000 ten RAF night attack huge squadrons of allied heavy bombers and fighter borrbTs roared out over the English Channel today in a devastating assault against targets in northern France,
The latest RAF sortie against tbs German capital left huge fires raging Helen Robinson Whiteman S 1-%, who and reports received by way of Stcck-hase been visiting relatives and friends holm indicated the damage done may has returned to Washington, D. S. have been the most extensive since the ■ British bomber command embarked
C pl. Anna Marie Mertens of the WAC uP°n ^ campaign to knock Berlin out returned to Memphis, Tenn . Wednes- of existence.
day after spending a week's furlough Flights of American heavy bomber.-,
here at the home of her oarents, Mr. and their escorting quadrcns cf RAF and Mrs, Ed Mertens, fighters also blasted objectives in
pp .southwest Germany in an early mom
ent Russell Whinier arrived here for ins assault today
0 short visit with his wife. ana with Ills It was believed ih(t Am "dean iorina-
parouts. Mr and Mrs. Noah Wittmer, lions comprised one of tho greatest
before going to Amarillo. Texas, to be- efforts in the greatest aerial armada gin cadet training in the air corps. He ever thrown against southwest G’r-is enroute from Brigham City, Utah, many by daylight.
Sgt. Scott Chambers, also transferring The tremendous air activity con inu-1 to the air corps, will come here tomor- cd into the late afternoon hours with I row after visiting his parents, Rev. and hundreds of sp -edy fighters maintain-Mrs. J. E. M Chambers in western ing an unend mg protective blanket of Iowa He has been stationed at Brig- fights of heavy anc! medium bomber-
which shuttled across the channel wi:hout interruption.
Well informed s.urces declared that the daylight attack on Germany probably was carri Hi out by Flying Fort-
- I esses.
Hild Real Estate reports the ale of The quaking Nazi capital was ham-the two nice modern. 4-room hcu-e; nacred by more than 2,000 tor., ol lee ated on East Clay street, and owned blockbuster bomb in one of the serin Pleasant Homes Inc., to Mr. ami vcrest trouncings yet meted ou to the (Mrs. C. C. Kassel of Fairfield. The heart cf Germany.
1 purchasers are buying these properties The Nazi agency DNB. reported mat las an investment and get immedla'" Duesseldcrf, Rhineland industrial city
possession subject to being leased to north cf Cologne also wa- among tar-
ham City and gees to Amarillo also.
TWO NEW RESIDENCE PROPERTIES ARE SOLD
he present tenants.
KELLY AND KEELEY MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED
Upper left; A lineup of the plan s of the Mcnthsi flying service at the lo. a1 girlie d .w r y ft the 1 boff I :
daily trailing of aviation students of th 1 detachment at Iowa Wesleyan; lower I eft. A Flight QU enj I ne? ten ft tov
color guard passes In review; lower right: men indulge in a little low altitude flying after a tough V nu *a me 'will
blue yonder "; and upper right: Stall Sft. Grutimacher. -Picture courtesy Th c Oriid Turret
Chungking, China. (INSi— Smashing new attacks by American flier over wine areas cf French Indo-China and
_ Jap-held China were announced today
Announcement Ira* been made of the by Lieut Central Jo cpu W, Stillwell marriage of Miss Ruth Kelly, daughter in a communique which told also 01 of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Kelly, and Ber- the defer" of an p”«ih air attack ai raid Keelev, son cf Mi', and Mrs L. a United State- air base W Keeley. The couple was married on Not one Amene ill plane was lo t ’n October 30 at Melrose, la., with the the series of offensive -w-etps while the Pev. M. T Gaffney, former pastor here Japanese list ll emf: destroyed, prtb-1* St. Alphonsin} Catholic church, offi- >n Jr?trcved cr damaged in their Vh.M, g counter thrust.