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VOL. I.XXL No. 169WEDNESDAY, M LY 21, 1913
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
The World In
(By Maj. Gen. David Prescott Barrows, Military Authority and Former Prosi idrnt of the University of California WARFARE IN THE JUNGLE f t it I HOOPS in New Guinea and the Solomons are experiencing combat under the try in^ conditi n.s 1m-posfd by the tropical forest. I have' had ome experience myself with the oppressive and difficult conditions that the prodigious vita of the tropics im-1 pose* on both lit' and movement with-' in its daik shadow The tress <! such a forest are, many of them, of the finest hardwood They rise ;<> loft’v height with bare trunks or hoi* and only a hundred feet above the ground do they bredt out with branches and foliage which so
Continue Steady Advance
Practice For ‘The Airevue’
They’ll Do It Every Time - - -
Pre-Cadets Working on Show For July 30
/The variety show, "‘The Airevue.”
which will be presented Friday evening,
July 30 by the Wesleyan Air Forces
Traini f'K, is beginning o take shape
under the direction of the producer.
Mr. Benjamin January of Dallas, Tex. in'*rtwine that they form a lofty, pre-cade
dark umbrella that adds to the gloom Beneath the * tall trees, and forming a distinct mass of vegetation, is the veritable jungle; it entangles the soil with an impenetrable and hostile co\er of forbidden vegetation.
Everywhere that I have seen this tropica! fore t it impre --es me with Its uniformity. I have traversed it in Malaysia u, Central Arm ru a and in Africa where it is a be!? 150 to 200 mi!*, wide that circles 'he Gulf of Guinea and finally merges with the forest of the Congo In South America the enoi mou fore t of the Amazon divide the continent far more completely than do the lofty ranges of the Andes Mountains.
If NO TRAILS I XIST through this tropical f rest, th" stony bed of a ru lung stream, pouring down a valley to the sea is thi only traversibh way One pla. he: ,;p .»/! climbs up this
stream bed with vines and prickly
Lianas, frequently tingling with his head and body, and progress is slow. With r-nergv and go*d fortune, one
may make a dubious mile an hour Where man ha. to traverst* tin jungle hi s.d nes a rude footpath, but th. » may be so hidden, winding and ob. cure that it can be followed only with the h* ip of a native guide.
In the deep jungle there is almost no life of any kind I have pushed through n I or days at a time and seen not a living thing; not an m-
aithough handicapped by lack of time, are entering into the .•pit it of the occas .on and in the words of one of them, I hope Henry County folks will buv enough bonds to fill this auditorium because we are really going Ur have a good show.”
The script for he production is being written by Mr Jam*- McCa din of Tul a, Okla Designed h a dak* off * on 'ho average aviation student, the how will be cen*/ ed' tbout , mythical tud« nt na / 1 Joe Blow Joe is apparently quite a character as th * production includes considerable audience par icipatu-n of the kind that ma*ie Helzaj>oppm’ a Broadway favorite.
The show will include a group of hilarious pecialty acts, several short kits, and a boogie woogie orchestra under the direction of M1" Daie Snow of Ft. Worth, Tex Tlie : how will include a surprise number from Mr Hutchinson B Gonzales of Houston. Tex Present plans favor a follies number for the closing scene with som** of the more personable aviation students being glorified a la Ziegfield'' as examples of femin.ne pulcnri ude
WAthj(wUnty I*6" British Armv
And Women* In .
The Service Is Getting
«h. *« r J Near Catania
Rii hard L. Kephart WT2c, Division 4
U. S. N Receiving Station, Lido Beach,' -
Long Island, N. Y
Clarence ( . Unkrirh his been accepted in the naval training school at Paik College, Parkville, Mo Clarence wa a junior at Iowa Weslevan last year. His addre.-s is. A S U.S.N R., Copit,v-Thaw Barracks, Parksville. Mo.
Russians Move Nearer Town of Orel
Li* Verne oisnn has been transferred from California to Fort Bragg. North Carol.na.
Many Without “A” Books Thursday
PVT. H. DEAN DE V0RE WOUNDED IN AFRICA
Des Moin* Iowa INS' D« M in- j.an acc rdmg es district OPA officials said today that house today many Iowans would be without gaso- —
line rationing books tomorrow.
Check of rationing boards, revealed that many motorists had not made their applications today and thousands of others rushed in with llth hour filings in the last several days— too late to have the new A books delivered to th*-m by tomorrow The present A books expire tonight.
James W W lite gave a d ed in Feb-j ruary, 1942. for a prep r'.y cn Wet 1 Monroe -trect to Lenora HI! M* K*-f -;
State Officials of War Chest Here
records at the court-
VV. O. Lowell E. Smith has
transferred from Virginia to CharUton, f
SiCep aajqq fuads oh buiiojtjd innog last week here with his parens, Mr.'
and Mrs. E C Smith
Word has been received here that Pvt. Frank E. Smith, son of Fred Smith has suffered a back injury in an automobile accident in New Mexico. He j, confined o the hospital. His a'idre.-4 is Pvt Frank E. Smi'h. Dept. 18 - 909tn Quartermaster, Kiriland Field Albuquerque. New Mexico.
Allied Headquarters in Africa <INS»
— Britain’s eighth army today made steady progress in a bitter battle with British-German forces south of Catania.
A communique said that very heavy casualties were beh.g inflicted on th? axis forces in the Catania sector Canadian forces driving through central hc^n Sicily are continuing to advance.
• The Italian high command admitted axis forces have exacuated the area of Enna. The Italians also conceded the lass of Caltanissetta, 10 miles southwest of Enna.)
(Reuters reported from Cairo that fall of Catania was imminent )
(The Alg'ers radio reported the British were two miles out cf Catania Axis forces were said to be using transport pi mes to supply their troops in the area »
Fire In Truck
Carl Weeks, Slate Chairman, Among Those Attending
sect, nor a rodent, nor even a reptile The Python, one of the greatest of snakes, is found in the jungles of the Africa Eastern Archipelago, but 1 think only where he can find his food, which seem to be the wild pig and the deer.
In th»* jungle where such prey live?, the Python grows to extraordinary size He has no jxjlson sac but he has fang with which he seizes the victim as he encircles his coils. I know of one instance where a Python struck and badly lacerated a mans shoulder before it was killed.
WHILE THIS GREAT SNAKE is
Mr James Pitzer has received word that her brother Pvt H Dean I> Vore, who i*- with the medium tank division, has been wounded. He is improving in a station hospital somewhere in North
For Iowa Corn
A fire m the seat in the cab of the Paul Gl mzman gasoline truck was soon extinguished this afternoon. Damage w’as very slight. The truck was near the height house when the lire was discovered.
Pvt. Thomas E. Thornburg arrived Friday evening for a visit with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Thornburg (Thomas has been in service nln? months He Is now stationed in LouL-War iana. His brother Pvt. La Verne Thorn-
Italians Fear Mainland Invasion
London, England <INS*—-Urgent precautions were taken by the Italians today against invasion of the mainland as Berlin, circulated an uncon-
State officials of the Iowa
Chesr, inC which is affiliated with the burg will arrive Friday from Seattle,' firmed report that the Italian, capital National War Fund me? here today Washington on a furlough. j was bombed for the second time las*
with representatives ?f four southeastern Iowa counties to map plans for the drive which is scheduled for late October. Counties represented were Henry, Lee, Des Moines and Jefferson Carl Weeks of Des Moines, state president of the war chest, was present Arthur Haney. 58. Eureka Spring.-, ^ assist outlining the program.
Ark., was brought u the county jail Qkhet* present included Robert H. from New London Tuesday evening o Qajfjwejj executive secretary, and Pau'
Serving Five Days
* - I night.
Sgt. Gilbert W. McNeeley, son of j The Nazi oper ited Paris radio assert-Mrs Carrie McNeeley will be home on ecj grp^h invasion forces had already a furlough from Camp Sibert. Gads- j attempted a landing on the mainland
den. Alabama this week Sgt. McNeeley j npar Bari cn the Asiatic, was married a month ago to Miss Betty j oermap new*s agency DNB
Des Moines. Iowa < INS —Conditions | last week that “in general were al
serve five days Haney was fined five dollars and ccsts on an intoxication
H Martin, nublicity chairman, f Des Moines; and Paul A. Tornquist. Dav-
Henss of Wavland in Alabama.
McNeeley expects to return to bama w ith her husband A
C( rp. Virgil Spray and Mrs. Spray
_ tween Lazio and Tuscanv a warning and son. Gary Wi am, are spending , „ ,
broadcast a dispatch from Home stating that nosters appeared overnight at all ministries and military centers stating that in case of invasion be-
Ann left Tuesday afternoon to go to Waukon after receiving word of the riea'h of Mr Taylor’s brother, Mr. Eirl Mahoney, at Cleve’and, Ohio. Monday Right The body will be brought to Waukon Ur burial. The Tavlors reside here at the home of Mr.
‘most ideal for corn'’ were reported to- charge a w* ek ago. The fi'e dollars( enj)nrt state vice president and dist-; day by weather bureau meteorologist, was suspended on good behaviour bm r-ct cpajrman f l q White, of 'Charles D Reed, in his weekly crop Hane*. also failed to pay the costs gpencer, who is in charge of the northwest Iowa counties uq the drive, also
i cf state of seige will be given by the j ringing of church bells.
and Mrs George Tavior and Jo summarv | When he caused ome disturbance on
Temperatures in Iowa W'ere nearly Tuesday evening, hi was sent to the apenrjecj normal with ample rains in nearly all county jail. Haney is employed with Henry* county sections, Reed said. Only a few acres extra railroad gang, need more rain. Some damaging local--
wind and hail occurred. LOCAL W.R.C. MEMBERS
was represented by Gecrge O. Van Allen, chairman. The county's share in the effort has been set at $10,740
Taylor’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. O. B indigenous in the Eastern Archipelago, Taylor on West Saunders.
Tasseling of corn is general in the north and in the earliest fields in the south portions of the state but in a good many fields in the south the stand is uneven with spots and strips ranging from six inches to six feet tall, he said.
I am not informed as to its precise range. If the Python Is to be found
in the forests of New Guinea and the es a very small population in propor
Solomon Islands, we may expect to tion to its great size. _____
hear me remarkable snake stories CONTRASTED TO NEW GtJNEA ~
when our bo*s come home. when the Australian soldiers and oui DpIHJAD viAu IN DAKlv
There are few flowers in the trop- own have been battling the jungle as ical forest. Occasionally rare and well as the Japanese, and iound man-beautiful orchids may lighten the uni- euver impossible and movement very form mass of green with soft colors slow, arduous and dangerous, the and rare .shapes that delight the eye. small islands of the Trobriand group But while common in some spots, one to the east of Papua, are thickly in-go days without seeing orchids habited by an interesting race of Mel-
Local W. R C.’s in Mt Union on Tuesday for the reception honoring Mrs. Mae Bourne, new department
president, were Mrs. Ida Allender, Mrs. John McElwee, Mrs. J. A An-der;
Milton Kills Man
a 15 dav furlough at the parental
Spray home at Mt. Pleasant and the _
Forrest McCleary home here When1
Corp Spray returns to his duties with Report Yugoslavs
the army. Mrs Spray and son will re- Jjj ^j|tl“AxiS DriVC
main here for the riura'ion < cajro, Egypt (INS)—Official advises
* indicating that Yugoslav patriot forc-
Pvt. Lawrence Wells, <•[ Camp Clai- pS ^ave opened a full scale anti-axis
bourne. La., arrived home recently to 0ffensjve in eastern and central Bos-
spend a furlough wi h his parent-,, Mr nia wpre received in Cairo today,
and Mrs. Bert Wells and o'her relatives Forces under General Draja Mik-
in Mt rtetsAflt, hailovitch already have captured a
number of important towns, these dispatches iaid There was every indication the attack by the Yugoslav patriots—the Chetniks who for years have been thorns in the side of axis occupational
THAT WAS TOO BAD
Correspondents who acccm-
Cherokee, Iowa (INS'—It was pitch dark when two Omaha men unloaded a truck of gasoline at Cherokee.
As a result of the darkness and the reluctance to strike a match to see where the gasoline was going they estimated today that 1,589 gallons had run down the railroad tracks.
Milo Davis said he had hooked the transport to a pipe used to unload railroad cars instead of th< pipe that led to the tanks.
TWO APPEARANCES BEFORE JUSTICE of PEACE
The new* a jutess of Pfc C harles Roal
is: Hdq. Co. First Bn., 320th Infantry,
- Camp Rucker. Ala.
Ottumwa. Iowa <INS*—Funeral serv- kk
n Mrs. Mrllerd Green. Mrs. Sum- ices were being arranged in Downing, Sgt. HaroM Pryor left Tuesday after
ner Smith, Mrs John Shipp. Miss Mo., today for Clarence Waddle. 47, of spending the past six days with **rs-, forces—was timed to coincide with al-
| Miry Shipp. Mrs Willis Chrissinger, Pulaski, Iow*a, who was fatally injured Pryor and baby to report back to duty
Kitchen. Mrs. Vernal Monday ninht in a collision of his oil at Pocatello, Idaho.
Harold Stoner of the Navy, stationed at Farragut, Idaho, is spending 15 days
, Mrs. E. N.
. Smotise, Mrs. Guy Hedges and Miss truck and a truck driven by J. D. Dud-Mayme Ott. Mrs. Viola Shepard, ley of Centerville near Milton, Iowa, new* department chaplain of Fairfield. Monday night, was also present. Dudley escaped serious injury.
lied successes in Sicily, the bombing of Rome and increasing signs of Italian deterioration.
which our own men have been here Monday on a chaige cf issuing a
fa’se check. She had g v n the Worth-
or any other flowers. anesians.
THE SOIL m the tropical forest is panted our soldiers who ha\e just uniformly moist. It steams. The at- landed on these islands speak oi the mosphere is not only hot and humid, delight felt by veterans of New Guinea but there is almost no circulation of jungles in the open parklike woods air Even the winds do not seem to and luxuriant, cultivated fields of this
send their breath through the inde- small paradise.
scribable w’ind-break of the forest it- This may *eem a dark picture that self I have given of the tropical forest,
Th*- tropical forest is a quiet cover. It is gloomy. Twilight and darkness It is singularly and depressingly still, envelop it, but it Is the tropical fcr-Oniy the luxuriant vegetation which est as I have experienced it, and blocks ones every movement, and knowing the difficulties of movement
which spreads irresistablv and flour- and of sustaining life in a green,
i'hes amazingly by reason of the dripping wilderness in which tiuie is
warmth and dampness, saves one from practically no food, memories give me Miss Margaret E. Main, jt? of Cm-;
the impression that nature is not only a sense of the physical conditions un- tervi Ie was^flmd Dve dollars feists
silent, but sleeping. der
What can be said for the HUMAN battling the Japanese
INHABITANTS of the tropical forest? These conditions in large part pre- less check at the Hoag.m st >ie
The real jungle has almost no human vai’ed through the Owen Stanley * 1)( D (
denizen. But along stream banks or Mountains, from Moresby across to between Birmingham and tne IOP was in spots where the forest thins out. Buna.'where the Japanese attempt to and rosts .0 havirg tm
and one can see the sky or where atthek failed. I have it from an of- Proper license. Bo h appearances were
’ firpr ti'ho has recently visited this before Justice of the P:’ace James T. i
man has made uncertain and tempor- ncer who has recently wsnea mis
ary conquests over it. there may be wild country? that when the Austral- wmung.
human life. On the whole, dwellers In ians pushed over the crest of this
the tropical forest are very few, and high mountain range, the Japanese Well KnOWIl dalesman Dies :
they are always primitive and very resistance had already ended. They -
lowly Such are the sparsely scat- found dead and dying stragglers of the Word has been received here of the •
tereri Indians of the forest cf the Japanese retreat lying in numbers recent death of Mr. P. J. Parker, of
Amazon, where the forest is domin- along the trail. Many of them had Burlington, who l^as come to Mt
ant men leave it largely alone. starved. Many others had expired un- Pteasant as a salesman for more than
If there are adjacent islets, more her the hardships of the jungle or sue- thirty years, and was well known to op n and more salubrious, even though cumbed to the diseases that spread the merchants of this town. For many they be small, man makes his home on through a comoanv cf men unskilled years, Mr. Parker represented he John the e Thus the great island of New in the wavs of the forest, susceptible Blaul’s Sons Company of Burlington Guinci a thousand miles long, the to Its contagion, and unable to resist and recently had been a salesman for first rland In si/e of the whole it4* tormenting obstinacy and its dread the Re d Murdock wholesale house of w’orld if we except Greenland, possess- In eliness and hostility. that city.
Local Marine In Southwest Pacific
Transit Co. operating
with relatives here.
Sgt. Harry L Feldman has been
transferred from Colorado Springs. Colo., to Camp Roberts. Calif.
The new address of Corporal Dwight
Double Bombardment In The Aleutians
Washington. D. C (INS)—A double bombardment by two American warships against the Japanese positions in the main camp and the Gertrude
Mrs*er is: 436 F A F R D., Hammer Cove area on Kiska in the Aleutians
Field, Fresno. California.
was reported todav.
The communique revealed also that
Lieut. Lorraine E. Talbert and Mrs. j Japane: e bombers had dropped a fev
Talbert are enjoying a ten day fur- bombs on Funafuti in the Ellice is-
lough with his parents. Mr and Mrs. 1’nds. but that nc damage or Injury to
J. R. Talbert who live 7 miles southeast personnel was reported,
cf Mt. Pleasant. Lieut. Talbert completed his officers training and recetv- dajm Pope ed hb rim,n,5SK.n on Jidy .6 a, Fort Condemns Bombin(;
.YMRIN'l “III LLO ROYS’* Marine camp in the southwest Pacific area are linked bv telephone exchanges which clcstly resemble the b.g hook-ups back heme, except that the operators are men, not girls. Shown here i one cf the exch uiges. At left farthest from the camera, is Frivate F'rst Cla>> Charles V. Frolick, 22 of North Great Falls. Montana, Ccrporal Glenn Hayward. 28, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa and in the foreground is Private Joseph H. Laboto, 19. of Denver. Colorado. H lyward is nc of four sons of Mrs. Hany Hayward in the U S armed forces He has been in the Southwest Pacific for many months. (Official U. S. Marine Corp- photo*
Custer, Mich., where he has been stationed since the first of the year.
Lieut. Talbert is to report back to Fort Custer. Mich., on the 26th of July and his work and further destination from there is unknown.
Duncan Huebnrr »has received a chief pettv officers rating in the U. S. N He ranked 2nd in a class of 122 recently in training at Dainbridge.
Berlin. Germany (Axis propaganda* - 'INS* The Berlin radio today as-seited that Pone Pius XII in a letter to Cardinal Maglione, Vatican Secrn-t tv of State, has expressed indignation and condemnation cf th** bombing rf Rome. There was no confirmation cf the Berlin claim from any other ource.
New address: Pfc. Max E. Sehner-
man. Co. A . 757th M P Bn., Camp George West, Golden, Cclo.
Olds Station and Coal Chutes Painted
Olri^ - The M and St. -tation has been painted 'he coal shutes, rod.
Red Army Forces Nearer Orel
MOSCOW, Riis-1,1 GNS)—The vita! German base of Orel, 200 miles southwest of M scow was fast becoming untenable toda\ as red army forces pressed ever closer on three sides after re-cftfturing 34 populated places in the northern sector of the Orel area.
Thousand- of Nazi troops were slain and sccre* of tank- were smashed on L railroad the debris-Uttered Orel fr~nt yesbr-green and day, aa-crdny to the Moscow mid-ni’hf communique.