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VOL. I,XXI, No. 161MONDAY, JI LY 12, 1913
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
Capture Strategic City, Other Key Points
By Paul Mallon
(Distributed by King Feature* Syndicate, Inc., Reproduction In Full or In Part Strictly Prohibited.)
P. J. Hurley Taken bvDeath
They’ll Do It Every Time - -
WASHINGTON—A FEW ENLIGHTENED busine - leaders and economist outside the government are groping toward a new nest-war plan to furnish full employment.
They are working in a direction opposite to the depression-groove thinker of Hie new de<«l, a direction suggested in til is column published July 7, which would make democracy work efficiently instead of abandoning it f' i centralized government and totalitarian controls Their idea seems to be to keep wag* up, one low profit un Tho* would do this by developing mass production bevond anything we have known up to now in this machine age.
For theoretical example, they would take a refrigerator which sold formerly for $200 plan lo produce and sell three or four times 'as many for half as much They can hope to do this toccauM industry now has vast machine tolls already established on acres of concrete floors, and because the technical cost of manufacturing. as everyone knows, decreases sharply a mass production Increases.
It would be done without much reduction in labor war-wages thus purchasing power and, something which the unwell get behind. Their be:
at lower prices.’’
, their scheme is known
Widely Known As Dealer In Farm Lands
maintaining therefore, is ions might slogan could “8**U more Technically as "a low price policy’
Mr P. J Hurley, age 74 years, a prominent business man of this city passed away at the Memorial hospital at 12:30 this morning following a month illness He had gone to Rockford. Ill, a few weeks ago to receive ti ca talent and a few days ago suffered a stroke He w'as brought to Memorial hospital late Saturday,
Patrick Jwph Hurley was born on a farm near Mf, Pleasant. June 18, 1869, son of C rneliu and Margaret Hurley On June 18. 1902. he Was
united in marriage to Miss Jane McCormick who parsed away Julv 8. 1917 Surviving are three daughters: Marguerite at home, Mr? Alice Londer-gan of Wilmington Delaware, Mrs Agues Panther of this city; two sons. Edwin Hurley of Creston and Ensign C. M Hurley of Fort Schuyler, New York; one sister, Mrs J E Brown and I ur grandchildren A daughter, Florence, preceded him in death.
Mr Hurley, in partnership with his brother, Cornelius operated a shoe store in this community for ten years For the past forty years he was actively engaged in the real estate business,
He was known to many as “the land man1' because of his many dealings in farm lands. He estimated his dealings, which extended through the World War I period and the heavy land buying and selling period that foil* wed a' over $17,000,000
In recent years, when real estate d< mand again became heavier, he was ag tin very active and had continued selling prep* riles up to within a few bass before he became ill B*** ause of his many dealings, he had wide acquaintance: hip in southeastern Iowa and even all over the state
The deceased was a lifelong member of St Alphonsin) church from which his funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 30. Rosary will be said this evening and tomorrow evening at 8 30 at the home
The body was aken from the Crane Funeral Home to the residence late today.
Troop 27 Scouts Go To Camp Eastman
Part of Group Goes on Bicycles Sunday
Axis Loses Ten Cities
Most of the scouts ’.n Troop 27 went to Camp Eastman at Nauvoo Sunday to attend the camp session beginning July ll Some of the boys werp unable to arend because of jobs or other do-1 tie-: at home.
Frank Lankford, scoutmaster, rode to Nauvoo on a bicycle Sunday morning, accompanied bv Ned Russell. Farrell Wonts. William Ebert, James Smith and Harold Bittie.
In the afternoon, a group composed of Donald Craig, Harlan Bainter. Hall Taylor, Eugene Brunk. Ted S'ull. Bob Stull. Jud Seeley. Dick Bittie. Jay Chaney. Donald Hun*, Melvin Scarff, Robert Brattie, Nick Bacmo, Richard Eland, Richard Roth and Errol Bartine
Sicilian Coastal Town* Occupied by Allies
Allied Headquarters in North Africa —(INSi—Capture of the strategic southeast Sicilian city of Syracuse and mimercus other key points of axis defenses on the invaded Island was announced officially today British assaults captured Syracuse. Ten cities and towns already have been seized by the allies and occupation of Syracuse gives them the big harbor necessary fcr landing the heaviest weapons.
Syracuse itself, an ancient battle ground and pivotal point of the whole enemy coastal system between Catan-
were driven to camp by Orval Nesbitt __
, . . I la and previously occupied Cape Pass-
and Ben Seeley. Don Nicholson accom- I ... '
oanied the group, but returned at the
end of the day.
Sale of Bonds Successful;
Buyers (ret Free "Tickets
Scouts Have Busy Time At Camp
from the business sue-
WEST WASHINGTON ST. PROPERTY IS SOLD
THE INITIAL IDEA ha ta en under unconcealed discussions arn rig business people for the past few month:.
In March, an official of General Electric, David C Prince advanced an idea of maintaining $110,000,000,0(8) of purchasing power in American post war market by careful nrtvate buxines: planning technological improvement.
The Aluminum Company of America has published paid advertisements since January urging a business ays-’tem of im «gin wring,** for post-war ba rd on a low price structure The United Stakes Chamber of Commerce hat done some promotion to get business m‘*n to as. tune the responsibility for working out some such private enterprise formula.
Now comes the Brookings Institution Economist, Edwin G Nourse. gathering up these various stray lines of thoughts and setting them forth in a booklet called ' Basic Criteria of Price Policy “ In this pamphlet, the theory begins to assume pp jjortium of a rounded-out substitute philosophy for new dealism, the old negative, defensive way of providing employment by artificial economic tricks such as unbalanced budgers and share-the-work plans.
Mr Nourse concludes the current situation Is ripe for action in the new direction Technical developments in war production have put business ten years ahead in that respect, he says, man who took his trusty pole and line with an unprecedented number of out to Big Creek about 6:30 Sunday skilled workers available morning, came back all smiles and ai
ne (toes not know whether prices milled he had been a little excited, actually can bt* reduced. That all de- Barnes pulled in a catfish like the pends on the outcome of the current kind you read about -a near thirty inflationary war price trend. Nor has pounder. He was using a night crawler he laid d wn anything more than some for bait, basic principles upon which the theory —-----
Sale of bond:- an booths in the Mt. Pleasant distinct Saturday evening w cessful and will be continued each Wednesday and Saturday > vemng c iring the month.
Sale of bonds totalled $1,537 50 and of stamps, $155, Harold Car: ii, chairman of tie- merchant month bond and stamp sales, reported today.
Tickets given awav With the bond and stamp sales — in adult ticket for an $18 75 bond and t child ticket for
a $1 OO pun has* of stamp: were in
demand. Tb« tickets will admit to the show to be given by the air detachment at Iowa Wesleyan on the evening of July 30
Any merchant ailing bonds and stamps may have a supply cl these ti* kets to give out with bond and stamp purchases by calling at or
telephoning the Chamber of Commerce offi'e.
Purchases of bonds Saturday night were Richard Stevens. Walter Crane. Bruce Rhode. Dorm - Jean Gholson, Mi v- Dorothea McMillan. Miss Lois DiLsenberry. Mrs Ru*h M Sponberg, Loren Dusenberry, William Rukgaber, Parke F Cornick, Howard H Hills. Cl"-de Nlhart. William Hoaglin, M:\ W Monger, Mrs Dorothv Raid, James Cornick Virgil Hillman, Verne Wright. Lynn Wrighy Robert Wet-taeh and Kind ic Roger .
Those in charge of the sales Saturday night were: Parke Cornick. Tom McCabe, Warner Russell. John Budde. Gilbert Cantwell. Margaret Case, Louise Messer Olive Bates. Jean Moore, Dorothy Raid. Bema dine Panther. Be? -tv Dewitt Wittmer and Helen Budde Doherty.
(Dick Burns. Reports > Wednesday at Camp Eastman.
The rifle range cpen:j up all and swimming continue I as usual Jelinek was here for a while but had *o leave camp for all summer because of doctor’s orders. Richard Bums ani Ralph Massey were two of th“ thiee that took second year nature Cal Kentfield has charge of the nature trail. Instead of fixing up :he trail wre study trees and have writ’en tests to cover them Bill Davis’ Unci** Sam called hun. but we hcpe to have him back for a while. Wednesday night we had a camp fire at the council ring. This was stunt night. Troop 28 and most all 'roops had stunts We fixed up the rifle range trail today
Visitors Wednesday night were assistant S M Richa! j Burns and Mrs. Burns and Dannie ta cub cout) also Mrs. Floyd Nelson and Mrs. Manly Frazer.
Fugitive Kills Wrong Girl
mid Real Estate reports the ale of the nice, .small residence located at Had West Washington and Marion streets and owned bv Mr. and Mrs. Johm Sharpe, to Mr and Mrs. Robt. Pack-entiam of this city. The purchasers are buying this property for a home and get possession in the near future.
List of Ten Persons Marked (or Death
CATCHES BIG FISH
IN BIG CREEK
Lvle Barnes an occasional ftCier-
Mt. Vc mon. Ill, iINSi—Carrying a list of ten person.- he assertedly had marked for death, Robert VanAtta, a fugitive from the state reformatory at St. Charles, ill., was captured today after he shot and killed a 20-year old girl.
His victim, slain on a Mi. Vernon* street last night "by mistake’, was Nora Bradford, one of the town's most popular girls.
VanAtta told sheriff Glen Murphy he had shot the cirl in the belief she was his step-mother, Frances.
The sheriff said the 19-year-old VanAtta had marked for death in
Suffers Foot Injury
Mrs Anna Van Tuyl received an injury to her foot Saturday while moving the piano at her home on North Jefferson street. She was taken to Memorial hospital and an x-ray was taken One bone was broken and her foot was badly lacerated.
With County Men And Women In The Service
San Antonio, Aviation Cadet Center. Texa.i—The latest class of cadets entwine pie-flight pilot training at the San An onio Aviation Cadet Center included 131 from Iowa, one of whom. James McCabe was from Mt Pleasant. ai
Boyd Miller received w-ord this week that his son. Ll. Ralph Lawrence Miller,
has been 'lansferred from Texas to Camp Young in California Pts
Sgt. Mildred Shaw of the WAC spent
the week end with her parents. Mr and Mrs. C. L Tonkinson of Mt Pleasant. Sgt Shaw is stationed at Fort
Pvt. Ed Louthan. who has been
spending a IO day furlough a? thp home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs Edward Louthan of Mt Pleasant, returned to his station at Aberdeen Proving
ero, fell to the allied armies under cover of a terrific aerial bombardment which demoralized axis ability to counter attack.
Fined On Charge
■V'hn O. Worthy of Eas- Alton. IU., wa.-> fined $15 abri co>ts in the court of Justice of the Peace James T. Whiting Saturday on a charge of speeding with a truck. He was picked up by highway patrolmen west of Mt. Pleasant on highway 34.
ion all those he held responsible for sending him to the reformatory.
Among :he names were those of police chief Vernor Pigg. of Mt. Vernon, county judge Frank Walker and states attorney George Howard, jr., as well
New address: (apt. O. L. Lindeer,
tram- M. C., 326 Service Group. A. A. B Venice. Florida.
Grounds. Maryland. Saturday
Thursday at Camp Eastman Everything stained as usual, but at noon we had some commando ing. We were to go in a group and cook our dinner in the open. The fire had to be as smokeless as possible. We hid our fire and ashes as best we
could. Tomorrow some troop will go out and try and find our camp site.
We sent out scouts and discovered one other troop camp site.
First year nature trail took theii
hike today. The boa’s were taken out today by swimmers. Boy is everybody going to be hungry for supper!!! The meat wras a little rare but wre wjerp
very hungry and it all tasted good
Troop 28 set up a flag pole and made a rope for it at the "Heron’s Nest " It is one of the straights trees I’vr dav is July 17. seen. They can fly both the American1
flag and the Troop 28. | Sgt Roger C. Peterson of Hammel
Wendell Dodds, Donald Beams and Field pYesno, California, has recently James Poulter passed the first class promoted from mess cook in the
New address: Baron P. Mayor, p Box 4538. Duke Station, Durham. N.
New address: Orville D. Boal, U. Army. 37440653. Hdq . Btry. 506th A.
A Gn , Bn, Camp Stewart, Ga.
I The following is the address of Pvt.
! Stanley Hulme, Btry D.. 55th F. A | Bldg. 6204, Camn Roberts, Calif.
The address of Pfe Donald Thomas
is 85th College Training Detachment • Air Crew* Municipal University of Wield'a. Wichita. 6. Kansas. His birth-
little black book found in his possess-j as the youth’s parents.
swimming test today.
Mr. Frazer is trying scouts to go swimming.
to get all the
might be worked out.
THESE ARE just the beginning of thought on the subject, but probably the most heartening evidence that a post war maladjustment can be avoided as has been brought forth.
The assumption by private business leadership of responsibility for empl \ment, it seems to me, will not, however, relieve the government ol considerable overall responsibility for date.
the success of such a plan. The gov- -
eminent too could well cooperate.
Its natural responsibility would be to maintain the .sharpest competition in private business, thus furthering the low cost policy, and exert various mild but rigid pressures to keep it on the line of stability.
For instance, a cooperative government might institute a sliding scale tax policy to help the program w-ork, raising rates if over-expansion appeared. and reducing rates if symptoms of under-production became' evident.
Indeed, a benevolent government could police the low price liolicy effectively and thus assure its success.
It could hold back its own plan of vast nublic works expenditures (national resources planning board report*
DEED GIVEN FOR
PART OF TIMBER AREA
WHERE ALLIES BAHLE AXIS AFTER INVASION
Mrs. Sophia Hoaglin has given a deed to Dr. and Mrs. W A Sternberg for the south half of the timbered tract just west of Saunders park. The Sternbergs and Hoaglins each have under consideration plans for building in the respective areas at some later
and shut off spending entirely, and .economizing sharply in government as business proceeds on a satisfactory course.
Later, it could release public works projects to whatever extent a declining situation might eventually require. The realities of the current outlook logically necessitate this anyway.
This country now? “is out of every-things,” as an editor has written to me. It will take at least three to five post war years or more to get the thfhgs we need. In those days, there will be plenty of work for everyone with high wages, thus no need for new dealism.
Democracy can be made to work, if we only try.
officer’s quarters to an instructor in ano her part of the camp The address of Sgt. and Mrs. Peterson is' 1055 R. Street, Fresno, Calif.
The address of Lyle Swan, who is in officer’s training in the Navy is: Lvlp ‘ Swan, A. S. U SNR. Coplev Shaw Barracks, Parksville, Missouri
Bombers Intercept Four Jap Ships
Washington. D. C. 'INS)—The navy announced today that American bomb-
Rapid Fire Advances
Along with Syracuse. General Dwight D Eisenhower listed the following cities and towns seized bv the allies in a series of ^creditably rapid fire advances Licata, strategic coastal town situated about mid-way along the southern reaches of the island.
Pozzallo a few miles west of Cape Passero which straddles the road and railway line to Ragusa where heavy fighting has been reported.
Gela, site cf an important axis airfield 15 miles east of Licata.
Several ether towns of cvarying Importance including Avola also have been taken Two-thousand prisoners already have been captured in the successful operations placing allied forces in firm control of the southeastern section cf Sicily.
Other towns scooped up as the allied aimies landed bv sea and air in the greatest operation of its kind in all history including Pachino, Scoglitti, Ispica, Rossolim and Nota.
The latest official statement said: “The task of disembarking troops and their equipment on all beaches ot Sicily continues according to plan.
Weather conditions have improved and enemy interference from the air has been on a somewhat increased scale.
“Our ground forces continue to make progress. Seven enemy counter attacks with tanks have been repulsed and at least 2,000 prisoners have been taken.”
A communique from General Dwight D Eisenhower’s headquarters dealt only wdth violent allied air activities throughout yesterday in support of the liberated armies and disclosed that 45 enemy planes were shot down from dawn to dusk
Reliable information reaching headquarters from official reporters and correspondents who accompanied the task forces that blasted open the high road to Europe, gave this picture of the military situation:
I Allied troops ire pouring through a ICO mile gap torn in Sicily s coastal defenses, mid varying degrees of resistance.
2. At least three key airdromes in the southeastern a per of the island now are in allied hands.
3 The entire Cape Passero area is firmly held by allied troops.
4 Newr landing operations are in progress.
5. Tanks as well as heavy mobile artillery hav** been landed to bolster the first large detachment dropped by
ers interceded four Japanese cargo parachute and brought in bv gliders in ships apparently heading for Kiska in hours of darkness, the Aleutians and sang one, left an- — -----
other sinking, and damaged the other two. The action took place on Juiy
A MIGHTY FORCE composed of American, British, and Canadian units are battling Axis defenders on Sicily after invading the Italian island under cover of a merciless air and naval bombardment. Algiers Radio said that the Allied armies had made their landings on the western tip (circle) of the island. The first waves of invaders stormed over heavily-mined, barricaded beaches. (International)
New Students Come In
Many of the students who attended the first session of the Iowa Wesleyan College summer school returned fo the lr homes over the week end. Some student* remained, and others arrived u/*n C T
todav for the opening of the second Governor Will OO IO
Demonstrations In Italian Cities
London, England (INS*— Anti-war demonstrations occurred yesterday In \ aiieus Italian cities and were “par-tlcularl*' seriou:* in Milan, Turin.
Bologna and Florence, the otor reported today.
session Harlan Hall will remain open all summer.
I vie Vernard Smith has been Glassine > in 1-A. according to the a.a1 Selective Service office listing.
California For Address
Des Moines, Iowa <INS*--Governor B B Hickenlccpcr disclosed today tha* he will make a five day trip to California to address the Iowa society at its nnual picnic at Long Beach (n Au'iu-t 14th.