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VOL. LXXI, No. IOO
SATURDAY, JI LY IO, 1913
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
Short Peach And Apple Crop Here
Some of Larder Orchards To Produce Only Few Bushels
Sicily Invaded By Allied Forces
Mrs. Miriam Brooks Taken by Death
Native of Mf. Pleasant Had Re turned Here to Reside
The bort pc ash and apple crop heir ha led to inquiry regarding the crops In other parts of the country.
Henry county's peach and apple production will be very small. Some of the county's larger orchards which produced thou ands of bushels of apple.-, last year will produce only a few -
bushels this year. One grower pre-J Mrs. Miriam Woollen Brooks, resides less than IO bushels off his big den .of the P. E O. Home and native ordchard. However, the general ap- of M? Pleasant, passed away at 3:30 pie- crop over the country is much thus morning, after having been rn ill better than the local comparison would health for some time. Mrs. Brooks had Indicate. .suffered a broken hip some time ago
Production of peaches rn the U. S. but with medical aid recovered enough Is expected to be a third less than to go about.
la t year and the smallest crop since She la .survived by one son. John W
1932. The peach < rop ha? been hard Brooks of Des Moines, a sister, Mrs. hit in the West Coast areas where Lewis Sly, Des Moines and a brother, most of the commercial pack takes Paul Bind Woodson of Clarinda An-place Winter free ae.- have cut h >r- other sister, Mrs. .fesse Clark of Mont-ve ? in southern states. Colorado and daily. N, J, died only a few weeks Michigan expect a larger crop than ago and a brother, Ralph Woolson di“d last year, b ii demand will be extreme- at he age of 15.
ly heavy, because of reduced produc- Tile body will be taken to Cedar
Hon elsewhere. Rapids for cremation, and burial will be
Hie 1943 pea crop will probably be in the P. E, O. plot at Forest Home
down at least 20 percent from last cemetery'.
year, but apricots will be the fruit This June Mrs Brooks received the
most scarce. The apricot crop is less fifty year award from Iowa Wesleyan than half of what it was a year ago, college. She was born in MI. Pleasant In addition, practically all dried and May 19, 1873, and lived for several years canned apricots are being reserved for in Des Moines, before returning to Mt.
government use. Pleasant three years ago to make her BIRTHDAY PARTY
Canned fruits or juices on the family home a table therefore will have to be mainly from home packs cf cherries, plums, apples, rhubarb and berries of ail kinds. Oranges and grapefruit will offer fresh fruit variety, however. The orange crop is expected to show a slight Increase over last year. which' estimates list grapefruit production as 22 percent higher
They’ll Do It Every Time - - -
DO YOU SEE WHAT THAT (SANGSTER SONI OP VOORS IS DOING TO MV TENNYSON?
Ill call the police!
ILL HME HIM LOCKED UP! I'LL SUE/! Jmefdm
the P E O. residence.
With County Men
And Women In
The Service ■
Camp Santa Anita, California
FOR W. J. RIEPE
Mrs Leo Veith entertained as her guests, W J. RP-pe and hi little play- j
Demand for cherries locally has ex- medal of Marksman in rifle shooting decorated for the occasion. ceeded the upply One commercial js no* being worn by Pvt. George Cole- Those presen? were Margaret Mary, grower wa 14 bushels ?hort of his man. Jr., formerly of Mf Pleasant, la, Tom and Jerry Beckman the guest of • promised orders and had d' Zena of because of his accuracy on the range honor. W. J . also preset:* were Mollie calls alter the upplv was gone De- at the West Coast Ordnance Training Frances battery and Mrs, Ora Riepe.
mand for raspberries of which there is center. I -........... —......-
a fair crop has abo exceeded the sup- In compiling the <^ore that enables TODAY’S MARKET
PD him to wear he medal of Marksman.
—.............— pyt Coleman fired for record from Hogs: Receipts 3,300, market steady;
four positions, stanimg. sitting, kneel- tol‘ *13 90
ing and prone Half of Pvt. Colemans ! Cattle: receipts IOO, market steady; record .shooting was done at slow ftra,'Calves IOO. steady; choice beef steers, half at rapid fire 1115JO to $17.00; medium $14.00 to
Pvt. Coleman was employed in civil- ( ^*r' 39: yearlings $13.00 to $16.25.
Jan life by Robert, BR, Construction Sheep; receipts 3.300. market steady; Co. He attended school in Mt. Pleas- lambs $14.50 to $15.60; common $12,50 ant. He is the son of Mr. George Cole- u $14 50: springers $13 00 to $14.25:
Many ‘A’ Book Applications Not Received by Local Board
mates Friday afternoon, he occasion] About 2.000 Henry county owners of tion, do so a* once. Secure an appil-being W J s fifth birthday. autonr biles arf going to wake up on cation from any oil station or tire
Games were played and at the close the 22nd., and find that they do not dealer or from the rationing board.
of the afternoon, refreshments were jhav any gasoline for their automobiles Till out carefully all three spaces ss served UNLESS they get their applications in designated and BE SURE AND SIGN
The guests were seated at a table j to the War Price & Rationing Board Attach to this your tire inspection rec-
early next week. jord which must show at least one in-
So far abou* 2,500 of the estimated spection and the signed back of your 4 700 owners have made applications book cover, and mail to the ration-and a group of volunteers under the; s direction of Board Member Mrs Ebb*
Kermeen, Chief Clerk Marie Taylor and County Superintendent E Mac
Grau have processed all applications! If you want to drive after July 22
American, British And
Canadian T roops on Island
Mightiest Landing Operation of War To Date; Another Step Towards Invasion of Continent
Gigantic Assault Over Europe
New London Woman Taken by Death
Alice Pennebaker Suffered Stroke Sunday
Mew London, Iowa — Mrs Allo-Pennebaker. 82, died at the Holt home in Mt. Pleasant, Thursday al 2:10 p. rn., where she was taken Sunday, July 4, after suffering a stroke of apoplexy at the home of her son, Elbert.
She was the daughter of John Hendricks and Lucretia Moore Hendricks and was born October 15. 1860, In Jefferson county, Iowa. On December ll, 1888, in New London she married Daniel D. Pennebaker, who preceded her in death. After their marriage they moved to a farm north of New London, which is now the home of the son. Elbert and family. Thai moved to New L adon in 1923.
Mrs. Pennebaker was a member of the Methodist church where services will be held Sunday at 2 p. rn. The
man Sr,, living on a farm 5 miles wes* of Mt. Plea ant. Iowa. R F D. No 4
I t. Elmer .M. Jones in F.nance department of U S. Army, stationed at Duke University. Durham North Carolina, left for camp last Thursday.
O. K. Buchanan, G. ML I c. has returned to Camp Peary. Virginia after t0 *12 50 spending a seven day leave with his wife in Winfield and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Waler Buchanan of Mt.
'wee. $6 00 to $7.75; feeders $13.00 to Si4.00.
Estimated for Monday: Cattle 14,600; hogs, 30.000; sheep 10,000.
Local Hor Market at the Krey Station
Market 10c lower. Top $13.30. 160 to 180 lbs $12 60 to $13.00; 190 to 330 lbs $13.00 to $13.30; packing sows. $12.10
Sergeant Vernon Reeve* is spending his furlough with Mrs. Reeves and other relatives here. Before he left his station, he received the rating of ser-j geant. He will receive his stripes when he returns.
Cream No. I—50c.
Cream No. 2—48c,
ing board. In case you have been granted new tires attach the Part D of the tire certifica'e.
London, England GNS) — Mighty squadrons of allied bombers and fighters today swung over axis dominated v, .-tern Europe in a gigantic assault to cripple Nazi communications on that part of the continent as American. British and Canadian troops began the long awaited invasion drive with formidable landings on the Italian island of Sicily.
Pro-Allied Peoples Told To Stand-by
London. England (INS)— Pro-allied peoples in axis dominated Europe were
... .iv.** v. i i *u I told by the British broadcasting cor-
received to date. Mailing of the new A better have your application In the . . , , , , ,
..... .. , . , . .. * , * ii, ,ir , , . , ! poration today to stand by for receipt
books will start the first of the week, mail not a ter than Wednesday, Julv 14 * . . , .
* I , „ ... of important information.
If you have not filed your applica-’and sooner if possible.
Th? BBC s European service to editors of all underground newspapers broadcast a message saying:
"We shall broadcast important information Monday.”
Desertion Charged In 2 Divorce Suits
Jim Briley, a nephew of Mrs. Nels Pere. write-, from Alaska about his trip by train and plane. He writes in part: I am looking across a stream
Two suits for divorce have been filed with the clerk of the court. Each of the actions charges desertion.
LeRov Brown is seeking a divorce from Elizabeth Brown. They were
where we are camped and see ice five marrted at Tama> ia.t in 1936, accoutre, thick upon the bank. If I so back jng petition, and lived together
in the umber 200 yards I can pick until Sept> 15 1938 !h:ee dirt “rent kinds of flowers. jn 0t^er action, Bertha M. Turn-
This morning at two o’clock I wasjer ^ plaintiff against Bruce M. Turn-
splitting wood and could have read a newspaper. it was no light. Haven't heard a radio since arriving here. Tills letter has to go about 200 miles by truck before getting rn the mail.
I now am a baker s helper, which mean- we work at nigh*. I grease the pans, crisp the pies, cook the doughnuts, wash everything, split wood, fire the oven and bat the mo>quitoes off
Washington — (INS*— The 78th congress, starting out on a two-months recess to “consult the home folks" on war and domestic problems, will face momentous tasks when it returns to Washington September 14 The first major problem will be enactment of a tax bill to meet the treas-
_____ ury’s 'iemand for $16,000,000,000 ad-
the baker's back—the biggest job of coitional revenue annually to help pay
er. They were married at Kahoka, Mo.. March 6. 1937. and lived together until June. 1943. They are the parents of two daughters, five and two years old. She is seeking $50 a month alimony for herself and $50 a month for the care of the children.
William G. J aq ups of the Seabees Rev. C. O. Strohl, pastor of the church, was recently promoted to the rank of will officiate. Interment will be in petty officer third class. He Is stationed Trinity cemetery. at Camp peary, Va.
The body is at the McDonald funer- pts*
a1 home where it will remain until Mr. and Mrs Basil Huston of Old.-, time for the service and where friends have received a cablegram from then* j
NEW FkuNTS BLAZE AROUND “FORTRESS” OF EUROPI
Beginning of End” For Axis Powers
son, 1st- Lieut. James S. Huston, saying that he has arrived safely in the Middle Bast. Lieut. Huston is in the United States Army Air Corps and has been stationed in England since Sep? 1942.
Corrected ar!dresses of Daryl and Duane Wittmer. both with tire air force: Pvt. Daryl J. Wittmer, A S N
Washington, D.C. (INS)—Predicting the invasion of Europe in many different directions. President Roosevelt hailed the invasion of Sicily by Unit- * 37672635, T. G. 301. Barrack 311, Slapped Nations forces as the "beginning of pard Field, Texas. Pvt. Duane D. W*tt-the end" for the axis, it was annotine- over, T. G. 610, Wing 64. Flight 39, Lin
ed by the white house today.
The president also promised that the allies would throw the Germans out of France and he said that the old regime with the axis was collapsing and the opposition of the enemy cooling off.
coin Air Base, Lincoln, Nebr.
Word has been received h^re that Cpl. Harry Garmoe is a patient in the Station hospital at Camp Hood, Texas, and is ill from ptomaine poison.
New York, N. Y. (INS)—The stock market today interpreted the Sicilian invasion as bullish and prices were bid up in the first few minutes of trading.
Fire Tragedy Blamed on Toy Airplanes
Chicago, Illinois <INS> — Chicago’s worst fire tragedy in two decades today was blamed on toy airplane kits, the kind youngsters buy to build model planes.
The fire itself was comparatively minor with damage only $6,000, but it was working at the Phillips 66 Station, cost the lives of eight firemen and remodeling, had the misfortune to fall eight others were injured, from a window and break two ribs The eighth victim, fireman Joseph
INJURED IN FALL
AT MOUNT UNION
Mt, Union—Marion Smith, who
Allied Headquarters in North Africa (INS)—Preceded by a gigantic atrial assault in which IOO four-motored Liberator bombers completely demolished axis military headquarters at Taormina, American, British and Canadian troops invaded the island ol Sicily today’ and set-up a bridgehead for further penetration of Nazi Europe.
Operating out of bases in the middle-east, the huge Consolidated bombers ranged out over Sicily and Crete, but concentrated their attack upon the once picturesque resort of Taormina.
I he San Domenico Hotel which housed the axis high command in Sicily was blown to atoms along with a postoffice building which served as headquarters for the island’s telephone and telegraph facilities.
Under Bombardment Cover
Inc allied invasion armies sent to Sicily in the van of other lorces destined soon to breach the defenses of continental Europe itself, went ashore under cover of a merciless air and naval bombardment.
American, British and Canadian amphibious forces under command of General Dwight I). Eisenhower, .stormed the Italian and German defenses in the mightiest landing operation of the
war to date.
Tile high road to continental Europe was broken wide open when the invasion army put ashore under formidable air and naval assaults only 260 miles from Rome.
Ready To Bat^
The zero hour found the allied forces ready to battle with determination, first reports of the landing operation Hid. The first waves of allied troops which went ashore stormed over beaches heavily mined by the enemy and barricaded by barbed-wire.
Headquarters announced that the dauntless veterans of the campaign Ahich drove the axis from North Africa were engaged in furious assaults on enemy pill-boxes and machine-gun nests after plunging into the first line of German-Italian defenses.
The Americans, Canadians and Britons had their air and naval forces with them all the way covering their punishing thrusts with mass bombs and shell blasts.
The presence of the heavily plah*?d mine fields revealed that the enemy • had anticipated just such a blow. Tile axis began preparations to ward off invasion by destroying harbor installs -toms. including those at Trapani on the northwest coast Dispatches on tne progress of the landing said that the allied troops are fighting "in the teeth of heavy resistance" after crashing through the secondary defenses set up along the ?hore by Nazi and Italian forces.
(A Reuter’s dispatch said the landings were made on the west tip of Sicily, possibly In Hie vicinity of Trapani > First Step The invasion which General Eisen-lower declared was “the first step in the liberation of the European continent," was launched in good weather jy moonlight after a fortnight of in-essant allied aerial bombardment to mmobiiize the enemy airfields on the island.
The troopships and landing barges, scowled by American and British war-■hips, had to plow their way through nilled waters amid a barrage from trongly placed shore batteries. Multitudes of other mines were en-ountered as the shock troops swarm'd up over the beaches and crashed hrough barbed wire entanglements to ittack the pill-boxes and machinegun nests.
General Eisenhower in announcing he start of the invasion, addressed a significant message by radio to the people of subjugated France to tell hem that the campaign to rescue hem from Nazi bonds now is underway.
Big Problems Ahead For 78th Congress
Tax Bill Will Be Considered After Recess
the rising cost of- global warfare The kind of peace to be written wher the war is over. America’s position in I the postwar world, the administration’s price control and subsidy program and I proposals for compulsory draft of manpower loom among the issues to be \faced.
*j Congress began its recess after having been in session continuously for three years, with the exception of 20 days. It had computed all major tasks
relating to effective prosecution of the war. including the voting of nearly $130,000,000,000 to operate the govern-
i ment for one year.
j The appropriations were fixed by the House Appropriations committee at ?155 000.000,000. but in addison $12,-( CC.COO.OOO of unspent money was reappropriated.
Legislative issues to be acted on next fall include the Ball-Burton-Hatch-Hill Senate Resolution for a United Nations conference to arrange for peace and policing of the postwar ! world and the Fulbright Resolu’ion pending the house, which pledges American cooperation for lasting peace.
RENNER TF. A HEAD
TAKEN BY DEATH
Burlington, Iowa —(INS)— Funeral services today were aet for 2:00 p. rn Sunday for Frank E. Sandell 61. Burlington civic leadei and businessman who died in a Burlington hospital Int*, yesterday after a long illness.
London, England (INS) — Tile allied nvasion forces landed on toe southeast coast of Sicily, the Berlin radio 'aid today in a broadcast of a report by the German news agency.
London. England INS At 6 00 p rn. this evening 'll OO a m CWT ),
the Algiers radio reported that the ailed invasion of Sicily still was moving according to plan.
Allied Parachutists Drop on Sicily
London, England. GNS)—Allied parachutists are being dropped on the Island of Sicily in support of invasion
NEW ACTION FLARES around the perimeter of the H tier s “fortress" ct E more worried about Allied invasion plans. The meet recent events are the new offensive launched by the Germans on the Russian front, tv? Axis-held island of C
Thursday. He was bruised some.
Strenski. died this morning.
nshed then* superiority over Axis aircraft rushed t o Italy s defense, and which have been fob -.vc. bv
the Allied invasion of Sicily.
He was president of Benner Tea Co.,! forces which went ashore under cover
of Burlington, a firm operating a group of naval and aerial bombardments, the cf Toya arb Illinois stores. ‘official high command said today.
His widow, two sons and a daughter The official communique was broad-fUrvive. cast bv the Rome radio.