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VOL. LXXI—No. 305FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1943
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
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WASHINGTON—THE INCONTESTABLE answer to all this juvenile delinquency in the news is one word—discipline
This is not old-fogeyi«m, but ultra modern psychiatric doctrine. The instinctive tendencies oi chilren must be curbed by discipline until they have reached the age where self-restraint enables them to conform to social cus-
Soviet Armies Pour Thru Wide Gap
Seymour School Building Damaged
$50,000 Fire Starts Above Coal Bin
They’ll Do It Every Time
Seymour, la. *INS> Damage was estimated at $50000 today after flames swept through the Seymour public school buildings about m.dniglit last night. i
The blaze, thought to have started above a coal bin and to have spread through a storage icom. damaged floors
TOO BAD VOU \| MUST LEAVE SO EARLY-WILL < VOU 0E ABLE TO GET HOME ALL Rk3MT ? /
VOU ARE A DEAR TO WORRY ABOUT POOR LiTTLE ME WELL, IF VOU INSIST, VOU CAN DQlVE ME TO THE \ BUS «I WOU LDN T TWWK OF HAVIN6 VOU DRIVE ME HOME-VOU‘CE y
too Kind -
MtLO SURE OCT ROPED inTo THAT DEAL. I CAN SEE HE’S COMO TO HAVE A LOT OF EXPLAINING TO
do And no gas when
HE GETS BACK
O By Jimmy Hatlo
X WOULD HAVE 8HEN GLAD TO RiDE HER HOME £ ON THE HANDLEBARS OP MVBiKE -But SHE y DIDN’T (30 FOR ME--V
ShE WAS SHINING )
UP TO EVERy CAR / owner HERE-A T I WALK WOULD DO
Women Finish 208,600 Dressigs
Over 200 Women Work; Plea l or Help In New Year
toms and to take advantage of social ; ai*d piaster oi the supply room, the
opportunities Too many parents and children themselves erroneously believe that modern. Ism permits free expression oi their instincts. This leads to the current savage eyesores of our vaunted civilization in which prostitution has been haunted conspicuously In cities by grade school girls, thefts and crime before the age of reason ha been reached and murder of parents by children who find them troublesome.
superintendent's office and several class looms. The school's records were saved No arrangements had teen made today for the resumption of school which had been scheduled for Monday
Chariton, la. (Qf8i—Damage was estimated at $35,000 in a fire that swept the Ream garage in Chariton today Six new automobiles were included in the loss.
THE FAULT IS NOT with modern principles, but that they are not enforced. Toleration of such popular misconceptions is the crime of our age.
I have seen, in Times Square New York girls barely past puberty With soldiers and sailors not in small groups, but in droves, while i>olice look on shaking their heads in apparent helplessness. I could break that up in 15 minutes
Everywhere that soldiers and sailors go. there are MPs If the mi.itary police were ordered to detain and question every serviceman accompanying a girl of doubtful age, and terms in the guardhou.se were provided, the practice would soon lose its current trend.
The experts on this subject of juvenile delinquency, even including Mr.v Roosevelt, all think in social grooves apparently, proposing only that more and
Turn Down Offer For Arbitration
New Year's for generous women of Mt
l here again—the time resolutions. Won’t you Piearant make one spe-
Red Armv In Pursuit of 22 Divisions
Surge To Within 40 Miles of Old Polish Border
cial resolution for 1944—that you will j give or.e-half day a week for folding surgical dressings for our armed forces. The committee needs your help and you must want to do your part.
Last Monday marked the end,of the first year of wcrk in tne surgical dress, ing werkreom at the City hall. During that year over 200 women working here and at New London and Winfield have furnished 6 quotas, a total of 208.600 dressings.
Moscow, Russia <INS* — Mighty .soviet armies poured through a 190 mile wride gap in the German’s Ukrainian de-
Sees Possibility of Collapse
London Eng. I INS»—The military writer of Reuters, (British news agency* .aid today the sku-at.on in the south Russian front Is dcvexping so rapidly the possibility of complete collapse of German resistance cannot ’oe excluded.
Of those 200 women, some have worked a few hours some many hours. Mrs. fense lines today in pursuit ol 22 routed Emma Barnes holds the record in Mt. enemy divisions and threatened to split Pleasant v.ith a total of 437% hours of the Nazi forces along the entire Russian <eivice. Those women who have worked front.
at the City hall 200 hours or more are listed below: Mesdames Emma Barnes, Jessie Campbell. Helen Chapman, Emma Cottrell, Mary Ewart, WaUnetta Nelson, M ss Grace Roberts. Mesdames
The triumphant army surged to within 40 miles of the old Polish border and 90 miles of the Roumanian frontier a;> it swept forward.
The biggest break through e-. er scored
Washington. D C. ’INS* Thr 15 non-operating railroad brotherhoods to. day turned down the offer of President Roosevelt to arbitrate their request for overtime pay above 40 hours p,er work week.
In a letter to the president. Bert M. Jew ell, chairman of the non-operators negotiating committee, charged the president was reversing his decision of last May on the question of overtime for operating employees
Boyd Appointed To Police Force
County's Part I n The War Reflected In Year's News
Washington, D. C. <INS*~ Operation of the nation’s railroads by the army appeared extended indefinitely when
Appointment of Edwin Boyd as night officer on the Mt. Pleasant police force was announced today by Mayor H. L. I Shook Bo-.d, who has been employed in Nebraska recently, succeeds Raymond Kinney, recently inducted into j the armed forces.
Members of the police force now are;
; James Jamison, chief, A. A I Webb Yocum and Bovu
Mrs. Paul McCoid for the next year.
Henry county's part in the war effort damaged numerous larm buildings in again predominated in the local news the south nart of the c maty, stories published in the Mt. Pleasant vice Pres.dent Here
News and Free Press during the year. Mt. Pleasant enterta.ned the vice- rkII
Scanmng of the files of the News dis- president of the United State.-. Henry SENTENCED ON OIL
Helen Rogers, Martha Seeley* Mary against any Nazi defense lines hurled Soucek, Elizaoeth Sternberg, Florence into wild retreat eight crack German Werner tank divisions and 14 infantry divisions
M: s. Helen Chapman who gave such consisting cf possibly 330.000 troops. A . pLendid service organizing the Red special order of the day proclaiming Cross proper and has worked so faith- this victory was issued by Premier Ma~-fully during the last year has resigned ?hal Joseph Stalin, and Mrs Martha Seeley has been ap- London. England (INS) —Reietlsmaf* pointed to serve as co-chairman with -hal Herman Gcering in a new’ years
the wage dl* pute of 15 non-operating more money' be spent for boys’ clubs.; unions was deadlocked by their re-
playground*. social workers, psychiatrists in police courts etc After they get all those thing- done, they will still need the answer, discipline.
The home is still the cradle of our culture Discipline -hould be re-established there on modern psychiatric lines If the home is broken up by parental delinquency (which also is widespread*, or by the war, or for whatever cause, discipline wh, have to be exerted somewhere else.
Jertion of arbitration
Judge Bale To Speak at Winfield
Death Claims Mrs. Jane Smith
Winfied — Judge Fred G. Bale of Columbus. Ohio, ui.l speak at the Meth-j odist church in Winfield on Thursday, ! Januarv 6th. at 8:00 o'clock. No ad-
closes many stories on the number of a Wallace, briefly on August 7. He ate men leaving for the armed forces, bond breakfast with an invited group of Shou.se, drives, rationing, scrap drives, test Democrats and Republicans Gov. B. B blackouts, w’ork on surgical dressings, Hickenlooper spoke at the Iowa Wes-rent control, food production, meat'ieyan Homecoming banquet in Octo-shortage, and the reports of men killed per. County schools received special or missing in action. j recognition at school achievement day
on April 28.
, . . Donna Jean VanlancUngham of Cedar
Among those rejjartca killed or missing m action were Raymond Tulk on March 10, Corp. Leo Wagner of Way-land on March 23, Robert Williams of Winfield on May 27, Orlin F. Wyse of Way land on July 29, Lt. James Huston
LEASE SWINDLE CHARGE
Mu cat me la 'INS)— L. R Baker, of Centra ia, 111., and St. Louis. Mo., today
was sentenced to a seven year term at Naa^ seamen were reported by author
message today to the German air force declared the way lies clear before us and said the stake of the Nazi.- in the present confict is victory or coi lapse.
Report Only 36 Nazis Survive Ship Sinking
London. England <INS> — Only 3b
Ft. Madison penitentiary
for an oil
Killed or Missing
Mrs June Smith. 89 died tha. afternoon about two o'clock at the home of her daughter-in-law. Mrs. H M Smith 506 North Adams street. Mrs. Smith, former resident in the Trenton vicinity, who had been making her home with her daughter-in-law, became ill on Christmas evening and afraid to touch the poor .. *e dears, i continued to fail rather rapidly.
She is survived by two sens, Ira
mission w 11 be- charged Judge Bale on Aug. 12, Dale Pitzer on Aug. 19. C. will speak cn "Tomorrow's Citizens,’
Rapids was killed when she fell from a moving car a mile north of Mt. Pleasant on May 29. Dwight Lee of New London weu> killed when his car hit a tree at Bunngton on Oct. 26.
Among tho-e more widely known tak-
itative quarters todav to have survived the sinking of the 26.000 ton German
Baker pleaded guilty to a charge of battleship Scharnhorst earning 1400 officers and men off northern Norway last Sunday.
obtaining meney under false pretenses. He was accused of obtaining $22,200 from Dr. J. J. Bomke Muscatine dentist, by misrepresenting an oil lease.
and will discuss the relation conditions to youth problems.
H. Lundquist of Winfield on Aug. 23. Lt . ^
of war Arnold Hunger of Mt Union in Decern- en b-v dealh dunn8t e-vear*ere
i J. W. Laird on April 12. P. J. Hurley on
WE COl’LD START by restoring it to the schools. Nowaday s teachers are
I know one school teacher in whose,
SEVEN GIRLS FACE 10 DAY JAIL SENTENCES
Other stories that stand out in con-1 July 12. S. D G.rretson on Sept. 29 and and women in I Jam*5 T Whiting on Dec. 24.
Des Moines. Ia. <INS*—Seven Des
four junior high school classes, only 50 s,~uh ~f Ketcham Idaho and Raleigh Moine' *trk’ 18 to 20 years old. today
per cent are up in their work today. Smi(h of Chicag0 Two’sons, H M. laced 10 day jail sentences as municipal ^Uh’ThTwUllts reunton^ta No^*Af-1 A™ of Hal1 and Weir
nection with the men and women the service included that of families with five sons in the service, such su>
the Lanfermans and the Miners, dedication of the Henry county Honor Roll,
‘the finest in the state’’ on July 4, Ce- , .
cl Hamilton's narrow escape In a plane Weir becoming associated in the
Business deals included the sale of the E. Lines jewelry store to F. B. Crane & Son and the purchase of the E. D. Russell interest in the Weir and Russell lumber firm by J R Weir, with
Hitler Cancels Leaves of Officers, Men
London. England fINS>~The Londcn Evening News carried a dispatch frcm Zurich todav w’hich quoted a report from Berlin stating that Hitler had
- cancelled the leaves of all German of-
Mrs. Laurena Wilt Greenlee died this f.cers and soldiers and ordered every afternoon at two o’clock from influenza division to be at its peak defensive at the home of Misses Rachel and Olive strength by January 15th.
Gass, northeast of Mt. Pleasant Mrs. A.irfields Firmly
MRS. GREENLEE DIES AT GASS FARM HOME
the remaining had be mg delinquent an(j Roy smith, preceded her In
She cannot make them work. Her
hands are tied by modern misconceptions of science against just punishment in any effective form.
If the restoration of home and school discipline is not enough, the churches are the next power that might be able to use some.
By all means, use of such power, and in fact all youth leadership, must be kept away from the state, particularly, Senator
I Vioort H
the federal government
death. The body was Cookes Funeral Home.
taken to the
Judge Harry Grund announced a crack down on minors found in beer taverns
The Farm Bureau announced a membership of 541. Dana Mayer was elec-
GreeiLee had been makim: her home at the Gass place for several years. Howard Wilt of Mt. Pleasant is a brother and Mrs Myrtle Hocksworth of Chicago is a sister.
The body home.
rica, letters from the war fronts.
* The coming of the air corps detach- ________
Committments to Jail were withheld to mm (o ^ wesleynnat the end of *«* of the 4-H girls, mid Jon__
■ February caused much interest, was fol- Kneen's Angus won the grand cham- QRVAL KELLER
MRS. SMITH BR00KHART STRICKEN IN ARIZONA
Des Mhines. Ia *INS>—Mr«. Jennie Hearn Brookhart, wife of former U.S.
Smith W. Brookhart, died of l heart disease yesterday in Prescott,
Now is the best time in the world to1 A™ she '*'as 73 1™“ »ld • 1
judge what state discipline will do' The Brookharts. formerly of Wash--
with fresh evidence of what Hitler and •“««»>• Ia- went <» Arizona >"* Sep-
Mussollnl did in brutalizing their little becaus<‘ ot thc lllness 01 Mr'
Brookhart, an invalid the last several
Mrs. Brookhart. born on a farm near
allow the girls time for appeal to district court.
The operator of the club in which they were arrested. Louis Cowen, 51. ■ iaces charges of permituing minors where beer is sold, keeping liquor where beer is sold, and illegal possession of gambling devices.
lowed by the moving of barracks from pionship at the fair.
New London, addition of faculty mem- Runyon Here
ters. acquiring of airfield, the estab-’ The visit of Tom Runyon, an escaped
convict, to Mt. Pleasant the night of
in Hands ot U. S.
General Douglas MacArthur's Headquarters in New Guinea 'INS)—Cape Gloucester. New Britain, and thc strain at the Cookes Funeral tegic airfield- formerly held by the
Japs were firmly in the hands of Unitea
--States marines today after a gruelling
four-day campaign in which the Americans drove the enemy out with flame thiowers and tanks.
Aer al bombardments paved the wav
TAKEN BY DEATH
Orval Keller. 50, died at the Me-
lishment of a Service club and U. S. O rooms.
AVIATION STUDENTS CONFINED TO BARRACKS
Sept. 17. with a kidnapped couple and his later capture at Fort Dodge caused
Drownings took an unusual number considerable excitement, of persons in thc county. J. Ned AlllamJ Mt. Pleasant defeated Olds. 26 to la. aviation student, drowned in.an air- for the county basketball championship, plane accident in Skunk river near
Lowell on April 28. Fern Freeman, 13, Should Not Have Used 1 drowned while wading m Skunk river Qyer 3g% 0f Fuel Oil
mcrial hospital this afternoon. He had for the final assault of Cape Gloucester been a patient at the hospital about a by the marines who landed ora both week. The body is at the Cookes Fu- sides of their objective from the sea and
l-A MEN AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY QUOTA
We will have none
nazis and fascists cf that here.
Nor can you get discipline by expan-Sion of social work ol ex post facto I Keos«uqu», Ia.. was a graduate of Iowa
The I Wesleyan college and taught school at at
Due to the prevalence cf respiratory south of Rome on June 14. William infection in the community and to two Kruse drowned in the Garretson pond
moved relentlessly forward under persistent attack.
"We have captured Cape Gloucester with its airfields." General MacArthur announced in his regular communique.
Hammer Invasion Shores of France
London, England, * INS' Vast para-
punishment in juvenile court*, place to start is in the beginning and someone will have t-o do it, parents, schools, churches, perhaps all three.
cases ol .-carlet fever in the detachment now confined at Schick hospital Clinton, the aviation students at
INDUSTRIAL USERS SHOULD REGISTER
CHUCK HAMILTON OBSERVES BIRTHDAY
Iowa Wesleyan will b? confined to the
on June 27 and Gary Blair, 2. died in a water tank on a farm south of Salem on August 16.
Carl Archibald. Wesleyan student,
No additional examinations and classifications will be necessary under the Selective Service here to meet the quota of the January call to the armed lyzing armadas ol allied bombers and forces. Sufficient l-A's are now avail- fighters passing over southeast England
barrack* area over tile week end at died in a fire in his apartment.
As of today, consumers in this area should not have used more than 38% of their total yearly fuel oil ration, according to Robert M. Harper, District able l° teke t:are of the quota, which is in the greatest show of strength ever
Chuck Hamilton vbiting here at the; heme of Mr. and Mrs.. C. H. Hamilton. J observed liis fifth birthday Wednesday
REPORT FARM SELLS AT $244 AN ACRE
Winfield—W. K Marsh has sold his and a dinner party was held in tiis j240 acre Jann three miles north of Win honor. Present were Linda Kav Ham- to Harry Johnson
Industrial users, such as Bake-hops,
manufacturers of ice crca”' 1 houor. Present were Linda Kay Ham- Held to Harry Johnson. Selling price
druggists who use rationed , ^ ^ 0qumwka in Mabel Kaiser, was $214 an acre. Mr and Mrs. Marsh
as sugar, fats or oils a 9 * | Bonnie Klger Mrb Harry Lippleman *U1 hold a cluing out ale at the farm
and daughter, Marjorie, St. Louis, and in February and move to Winfield. Jack Hamilton. Chuck received many They purchased the E. C. Smith rcsi-nice gifts. A birthday cake with five mce he.e several months ago. candle.-, was of much interest. > ~ ' -
(ines or drugs, pop-com stands using fats; alto establishments making bottled beverages using sugar should register on form 12CO by Jan. 5. 1944. IS you have this form return it to the local board.
All institutional users, schools, restaurants, hospitals, boarding houses, U. S O. or Red Cross, register on 1307 by Jan. 15 at the local board.
Fatty Joy Weir won the state declamatory contest, dramatics division, In
Announcement on Feb. 22 of the food i at.oning points, which cut deeply, was of much interest.
The Baptist church observed its centennial on P’eb. 8 Iowa Wesleyan’s founding was observed Feb. 17 and the new Lodwick memorial or^an was dedicated.
Mt. Pleasant elected three new coun- GrippC
oilmen and reelected the mayor and _
Period 1 coupons, which went, into effect last July 1st throughout the 33-state rationed area, expire for use by consumers on Monday, January 3, 1944 On January 4. Period 3 coupons may be use-d in the East and far West. Last November 30. Period 3 coupons in all other areas became valid for use. Consumers in all areas still may use their Period 2 coupons.
smaller than in
NEWS WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED SATURDAY
Gillis Appointed |Lccal Justice of Peace
three council members on March 29. Washington. D C. < INS) President The city voted 2 to 1 in December for RcoseVelt was ordered to bed today by purchase of an airport site. The ques- his physician, Read Admiral Ross T.
Income Tax Returns Must Be Filed by March 15
R. Henry Gillis has been appointed
_ ' ins’ice of the peace in Mt. Pleasant by
Publication of the Mt Pleasant News the Henry county board ot supervisors will be omitted on New Year’s Day. 1 to fill the vacancy caused by the death ____ jof James T. Whiting.
Deed For 40 Acre Tract
Mr. Edward H. Birmingham, collect- Dissolution sale, 12 miles northwest or of U. S. Internal Revenue for Iowa, ol Mt, Pleasant, 6 miles south of Way-j Lola and Samuel Summers have given calls attention to the fact that income (land, 2 miles west of Tren;on on Tren- a deed to James C. Parsons tor theii tax returns for 1943 are due January 3, tnn-Merrimas g avelcd road, Monday, undivided interest in 40 acre.*; in sec* and must be filed by March 15, 1944. < Jan. 10. Mrs. H. M. Smith &: Son. tion 27 of Baltimore township.
tion of milk inspection plagued the council over a period of weeks and finally resulted in the employment of an inspector at a cost of $80 a month.
Heavy Rainfall Henry county received statewide oub. licity for the heavy rainfall in the Olds-Winfield-Mt. Union vicinity on August 2. While unofficial reports stated the rain totalled K inches, the 10 to 11 inch figures seemed more likely. On April 15 wind
Building Station at Wyman
The C. B. & Q railroad has started work cn the construction of a new depot at Wyman.
Firemen were called to the Joe Wilson home, 309 South Harrison, Thursday evening about 11 o’clock when a chimney fire threatened the house.
Marriage License Issued
A marriage license was issued at the courthouse today to Orln Kenneth M.Inthe as a result ot a slight attack Kepper. 18. and Eva Beatrice Chissing-
President Has Light
Funeral Arranged For Keokuk Grain Operator
Keokuk. Iowa. (INS)—Funeral services were being arranged today for O. A. Talbott former c tv alderman and as much a.-> Keokuk grain operator.
Talbott died -in a Keokuk hospital estf rda • after an illness of three years.
recent seen in coastal skies hammered with unbroken fury by daylight today at the jittery Nazi-held invasion shores of France.
Observers, whose plane watching experiences date back to the days of the battle of Britain described today's assembly of American and RAF planes as the mightiest they had ever seen in the air lane^ of southeaster® England.
Ccming on the heels of Mosquito night stabs at the Reich Itself, the daylight assauults reached their cf.max in the early afternoon hours, coastal ob-servers said when "great fleets” of p ar.es crossed and recrosseu the channel
Throughout the morning almost since the first streak of dawn lighted the sky, thc paralyzing offensive gained mcmentvm with British and American
__t raft of all t pes hammering at the
xt * L*L* F:envh invasion :cnt
New Amphibious United State heavy > .n e also
Landing Is Reported i lasted targets in the Par s area, an
Stockholm, Sweden <INS> A,led official announcement :c.raled. forces, most of them American, have The rctu nirg to ’.nations assed cv* made a new amphibious landing behind erne cl in impressive close formation the Italian front at Terricina bay cn ay pa rent !y relanv^ly undisturbed by ••lithe west coast near Gocta. a Stockholm emy opposition encountered over the newspaper reported frcm Berlin today, ,-crbrent.
er. 19. both of Winfield.