Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - March 2, 1943, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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Soviets Advance Despite Resistance
Instructors Added For Army Unit
Vt \SIIINGTON — ABSENCE of
comment on til*' new iced prohibition Is due to the fact that no one here knows much more than you ab'-ut how it will work out.
The canning restrictions are practically a prohibition of that form of food. An allowance of two or three can, a rn nth for each individual practically eliminates canned goods from Hie average table.
This will throw the average appetite into three new directions — more fresh vegetables, more meats, more eating-out at restaurants.
All these avenues of escape cost mote, so the burden will fail most heavily on the j>oor, the class which used rn re canned goods anyway.
But the three avenues of escape are already being closed up. The fresh vegetables future is doubtful, because of farm fears due to lack of help, machinery and fertilizers, difficulties of transportation, doubtfulness of weather conditions, etc. Surely we can expect a sub-normal \cgetable supply to meet the doubled demand.
'Die availability of meats is equally as doubt!ul or worse. The government is suggesting that restaurants be < ut to 50 percent of their December supply. Restaurant men have rushed in here fnan all over the country to stop the move protesting that Deccm-ix-r i their smallest month, in view of the holidays etc But the restaurant outlet will bf' curtailed also.
The rationing, therefore, can only I tx interpreted in connection wit ii tile shriveling supplies of vegetables, in* at and restaurants, and creates a situation so vast in iii possibilities as to defy a precise advance prophesy’.
'Hu* miserable outlook should inspire this government of economic totality in Washington to double cr treble the farm product loo immediately, and provide th* means of doing it. Not a ‘irish* official, however, seems to be thinking aiong that line,
Th*- current Wiekard podgy cb Ila for an eight percent Increase in farm pro-* due don tins year ovei last, and food admin! Irater Wiekard has maintained a radiant hope that this inconce-quential increase will be achieved.
But the senate agriculture committee checked up on him with a better source He was asked to poll the 2.800 county agents throughout the United States, and it then developed that 2,-400 of them disagreed with him.
This 85 percent predicted the food quota would run down as much as 30 percent below normal, and they know because they are on the ground.
This- certainly means that. in 85 percent of the farm counties of the United States, a decrease must be anticipated. Only in 42 counties was an increase forseen.
Nothing could more completely expose both the Inadequacy of the current Rod program and Mr. Wiekard’s Eloper.
Part of Present Staff Transferred To Military Program
They’ll Do It Every Time - - -
Little iodine says mom is
ALWAYS TELL” IRKS WEQ NOT TO TOUCH
IODINE' TAKE SOUQ HANDS OFF that doll ' WOW many times do
J WAVE TO TELL YOU NOT TO MANDLE THINGS THAT DONT BELONG TO YOU?
But Wow I you
ought TO SEE MOM AROUND A FRUIT And VEGETABLE STAND —
The teaching staff for he Army Pre-flight Unit at Iowa Wesleyan college was announced today by Pe-sident Stanley B Niles It includes five members of the regular college faculty who are ran.sferring to the military program and five additional instructors who have been newly employed.
The members of the regular staff, who will teach in the military program are Professors S. W Hockett and Harold Nelson, who will teach physios;
Professors Waldo Braden and Frank Grube, who will teach English; and Coach Olan G Ruble, who has charge of the physical conditioning program.
New instructors are being added to the regular college facuty, and the professors who are transferring will retain supervision over their departments.
The new instructors for the military unit are John L. Galbrait of Waterloo, Iowa, and Gordon Schilz, of Sturgis, Mich., who will teach history and geography; Lloyd J. Dresser of Sibley, low a, and Low ell Boyer of Burlington, I -
who will teach mathematics; and A coroners jury decided that Carl stayed at the Harlan Sunday after-Lloyd Hill of MV Pleasant, who will Archibald, Iowa Wesleyan student, noon and evening. He eats at the batt, assist Coach Ruble in the physical who died in a lire *n his apartment he said. He had let the fire go out-training program, Ion the second floor of the C. S Rogers at the apartment during the day to
VISITS HERE AFTER BEING AWAY 26 YEARS
Russe:! E 'Happy” Lewis, of Long I land City. N. Y , sales representative for th*- Dealers Transport company of Chicago and New York, spent Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ward. This is the first time in 26 years that he has visited here, hav-ng left ti;*1 senior class of the Mt. Pleasant High school to enlist in the navy in World war I.
He Inquired abou* many of his former ft lends, teachers and classmates, and said that he would be very happy lo hear from any of them who would care to write him, his address being 41-20 29th St., Long Island City, N Y.
Pursue Parts of German 16th Army
Several Localities West Kharkov Taken
MCS DANIEL STAUFFER AVALON, PA
Moscow’, Russia (INS*—The Soviet drive westward thr:ugh tile Ukraine moved forward today despite Stubborn Nazi resistance while at the far north the R'-’d army pursued remnants of the German 16th army battered by a new offensive; in the Lake Ilmen district.
The Soviet high command announced at noon that several localities were recaptured west of the Ukraine industrial city of Kharkov. The commun-
Des Moines, la *INS»-A minimum! said 300 Nazis wCre klIIed in the
age of 16 years is fixed under the Fair buttle et this sectoi.
Labor act for children employed in Iowa egg
MINIMUM AGE OF 16 FOR THE EMPLOYES IN EGG DRYING PLANTS
Coroner s Jury Gives Verdict On Cause Of Youth's Death
Mine Toll Placed at 74
West of Kursk there was stubborn freezing and drying plants, fighting as the Russians maintained Which ship or deliver good, for ship- j their offensive. In one engagement IO I ment in interstate commerce, Harold, German tanks weie destroyed and Chenhall, inspector in charge of the numerous prisoners taken.
Iowa oflk:' of the wage-hour division,1 An air battle was reported fought tautened opera’ors today. , *n l^e Kufc>an ates cl tile West Cau-
He estimated that there are about casus during which ll Nazi planes
were shot down without a loss to th*
19 freezing plants and 12 drying es-
j Soviet air force.
garage here Sunday night met death conserve fuel, since he and Archibald
by suffocation and intense heat caused by a fire started from an overheated stove
The jury, G. A. Hallowell, Ho is ten aa I Lindsay and W. E Carter, convened
ilFC Announced n the office of coroner D L Cooke*
this morning to hear sdkerfil witncisck
Results of Irreal Tuberculosis Search
were both to be away.
About 8 30 he went, to the apartment to get some bocks, looked in the stove to see if there might be any
embers to which he might add coal. saw there were none, and left. He .went back to the Harlan hall to
students. He and
ent to the Candy
Kitchen about IO 30. They became
i: \oived in a discussion and remained there until about 11:45.
tabl.shments in the s ate.
j Miss Helen M Haisch of Kansas' Hand to hand fighting took place
--City, Mo., associate child labor con- west of Rostov where the Russians
Bearers, Montana. GNS!-Death sultant for the children’s bureau of are driving on the sea of Azov port
toll in the Smith Mine disaster near the department of labor explained that of Taganrog and the RustUns report Bearcreek - - the worst in the history a minimum age of 18 has been set for cd capturing an important height a cr
of Montana - - today was placed at 74 minors who drive trucks or help on slaying 186 of the enemy.
when mine officials abandoned hope them.
FU (bey then took Bean home in the
Henry comity's yearly program aim- Mr. Cookes quem' nj*d fbose jWfiojliari jv* v °
ed at finding tuberculosis cases while be*11 summoned and file jurors also * ’j ____tl
til! in the early and curable stage, fr.~ a^ked several questions in the ‘ Holt lilted in the x-raying of 76 adults and to determine the cause of death, children at ail x-ray conf ere nae held Questioning centered mostly regard-September 9, 1942. in Henry County lug the kuidiing basket kept near Lie Memorial hospital, a report read at stove. There was some questioning (h** annual count;* meeting Saturday about Archibald's smoking habits and Rubey car. As they pulled up to the disclosed. also one or two questions were asked curb, they noticed the Lames through
The annual program is sponsored by about possible foul play. As far as the window. Bean said lie told Rub} the Henry County Medical society and could be determined Archibald, a con- to go back down town to turn in the the Henry County Tuberculosis asso- genial fellow, had no enemies. One . alarm. Bean thought the Rogers were elation co-operating with the tubercu- witness said he Just wasn’t the kind of away from home as the Rogers coupe I os is control .service of the Iowa Tuber- a fellow who makes enemies. ! had been gone from the garage
for the 60 miners still entombed.
Fourteen bodies previously were recovered in four days of concerted res- bidden it cue operations.
The shipment or delivery for shipment of frozen or dried eggs is for-
PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE
within 30 days prior the Visit Berlin
lemoval of the goods from the plant,! minors under 16 were employed in I ruck drivers or helpers in or about the plants where eggs are processed, she said. i
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (IHS)—Earl N. Chack!, 32 year old Cedar Rapids meat salesman, today pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge growing out of the automobile crash death last October 22 of Lieut J. E Blickie! Iowa City navy pre-flight school athletic coach.
District judge J. E Heiserman set 10:00 A M.. April 5th. as time foi sentence, granting a delay asked because of illness of Chadd’s attorney.
PURDUE TO TEACH
399 U. S. SOLDIERS
Loi don. England (INS)-—It was officially announced this morning that 500 British bomber planes visited Bertin last night causing the heaviest loss upon the German capital to be known. The British reported 19 planes last.
MR, ROOSEVELT is casting about for a successor to manpcwerist MvNutt but those congressmen who have seen him lately suggest he has not had
The name of Ambassador Winant has been mentioned, but Winant 'who has been in this country for several weeks) is all tied up with beveridgd social security notions and otherwise does not meet the white house formula for new appointees.
With the appointment of Prentiss Brown to supplant Leon Henderson in OPA. Mr. Roosevelt set a policy of selecting men who could get along with congress. Others are not much grxxl to him in any job now.
Congress is exerting a legislate leadership at last. and any official who is unable to deal with them on agreeable 'terms suffers fin impair ment cf usefulness which cannot otherwise be overcome.
A suggestion has oeen made that Mr. Roosevelt might also seek successors for Labor Secretary Perkins, and perhaps Food Administrator Wiekard. Certainly a strong personality. able to assert constructive expansionist leadership, is needed in the food crisis, and Madam Perkins lone has failed to meet the demand for wise top guidance of the quarrelling labor elements.
Some authorities have even dared to suggest an administrative reformation which would dip into republican ranks
dav. “I stayed and tried to open the apartment door, but the smoke was so thick I had to jump back down the stairs.” Bean said.
He remained at the scene until the body was brought from the building. He did not know Carl was m the room, but feared he might be.
Bean said that Archibald had the habit of sleeping with his face under the covers. In his opinion. Archibald went to bed with the stove draft open. the stove became overheated and ig-i nited the kindling basket nearby.
culosis association and the Iowa De- j The following is a summary of he pariment of Health. Local Christmas testimony of the witnesses: seal funds help finance this service in The first witness called was Miss the county. Miriam Cathey, 16. 1231 ^ South Jef-
Miss Alice Olsen, a public health ferson street, nurse, was in active charge of the, Cathey said Carl Archibald
program. Beginning work on Aug. 13. spent Sunday evening at her home she took his'ories of 240 persons. an(j left there between 10:15 and 10:45.
Fifty-five persons in the county He seemed in good spirits and told isited their family doctors for the 0f his plans to go to Chicago today tuberculosis test. Fifteen of these t0 enlist in the naval reserve after tests reulted in positive reactions, in- which he would return to Iowa Wes-dicating infection with the disease. ley an to continue his studies as a At the x-ray conference 33 persons pre-medic student. were x-rayed for the first time, while jvjrs Miriam Cathey, 37. said she There may not have been any papers 43 were individuals who had been ex- saw Archibald about ten o’clock Sun- ; or kindling left in the basket, if amined previously and for whom an- day evening. That he came to the Archibald used out of it to start the other film had been recommended. ! Cathey heme about 6:30 and didn’t stove fire, he said. If the stove had Five cases of pulmonary’ tuberculosis leave all evening. She described him been given the proper care he felt were reported, four of which were in ^ a 0f dean habits and a fine sure it would not have overheated. the beginning stages. Four “suspect” person to have in the home. She said He said Archibald smoked cigarettes, cases and 26 cases of the “first infec- he wanted to be a navy doctor. ! but had smoked only once or twice in
tion” type of disease were listed. Andrew Smith, 21, Iowa Wesleyan the room. He never saw him smoke Thirty-three x-rays were listed as Cadent and girls dormitory boiler in bed and doubted very much if he negative for tuberculosis. 'custodian said he saw Carl Archibald did.
At the annual meeting an educa- gunday night when he washed dishes I Morrell C. Rubey, 21. Iowa Wesley-tional program in which pamphlets at ^ Harlan Hall, girls dormitory, an student and pastor on the Salem will be placed In doctors’ officer and smith had been to Archibald’s apart- circuit, said he met Carl when he first libraries was outlined. Early diagrams men^ between 8:30 and 9 o’clock Sun- came here, that he was a good student, and treatment are stressed. The day evening to get some clothes which had a lot of friends and no enemies county association will continue the gmjth had left there while he was as tar as he knew. He was a peppy case finding program and hopes to movjng from his room in Hershey Hall fellow, worked with Jack Botorff’s or-have the miniature film program ^ the Harlan hotel. He noticed the chestra, sang in the Wesleyan choir, available for all high school students rQOm wag cold and that there was no was in (he band and was busy in this year. ' fire in the heating stove. He was ac- many things since he came here, Ru-
Mrs. Lester Schuerman was elected companjed by Stan Willey. They re- bey said, delegate to the state convention and m0ved smith’s clothes. i Rubey, after relating about going
Marie Fitzpatrick, alternate. j smith had noticed a waste basket from ihe candy kitchen to the Bean-
--containing paper aud kindling within Archibald home in the Rubey car and
REFUSES TO REPORT; about a foot of the stove. He had then returning to the candy kitchen
* slept in the room one afternoon and to give the alarm, said he went back to
the stove was working all right. The the fire scene and tried to get into
stove was up on legs and he said it the room, but only got around the
Clinton, Iowa (INS) Alvin Martin mtght have been safe t0 have kindling turn in the stairs when he was forced
nearby. He also stated he knew Paul, back by the smoke and heat. He did-Bean, Archibald’s roommate was very n’t know Archibald w*as in the room, careful with the fire when he had ob- ! but it seemed likely he was.
served him starting one. The room' Asked if he thought the kindling
seemed to be very easy to heat, Smith basket was too close to the stove,
said. Rubey said it was. in the light of
Paul Beau, 19. roommate of Arch!- what had happened, but he thought bald, said he had known Carl since he would have placed it there. It
Lafayette, Ind.—Details of a contract for Purdue university to provide engineering training for 500 soldiers who will arrive on the campus March 8 were agreed upon today at a meeting of university officials and a negotiating party of the 5th service command headed by Ma.) D H Gal liner, assistant training officer.
The army group, which included Lt. Col. W B La cock, in charge of mech-
89th Air Raid On Jap Airfield
bald was lying with his feet below the west window and his
head in the clothes closet in the
Some cal and sanitation; Arthur Lmcicome,
Washington. D C. (INS*—The 80th American air raid of the w’ar against the Japanese airfield at Munda en New Georgia Island in the central Solomons was announced today by the navy. Fires were started by the bombs.
southwest corner of the room clothing had fallen on his head. His pajamas wrere not burned and he was barefooted. One hand and were badly burned, but hts hair was not badly singed.
He believed that Archibald had moved after the fire started. The body was rigid when found, probably from the heat, and there was no chance of reviving turn Clover, Red Cress F’irst Aid instructor* said.
While Clover t est lilied, there we/: considerable discussion and questioning by the coroner and the jury about some of the mysterious angles—such as Archibald's pajamas net being burned. his face being burned considerably and one hand burned, but his hair not so badly burned. The opinion seemed to be that Archibald probably was entirely under the covers in bed during the early stages of the fire, that the more severe bums may have ticen from burning pieces of clothing near him when he fell in the closet and that other burns were the result of the intense heat in the room.
Paul Welcher, 32, a fireman, said
Will Give Battle To Jap Convoy
assistant controler of the University of Chicago, college finance specialist.
his" face aad Lt Pred P k011*5- left here lhis
afternoon for headquarters at Fort United Nations Headquarters in Aus-
Hayes, Columbus, O., bearing the final tralia —(INS)— Allied bombardmen'
draft of what is believed to be the squadrons awaited only a break in first contract in this area under the the weather today to give battle to a new army specialized training- pro- large Japanese convoy of 14 warships g,am and merchantmen steaming in the di~
School to Provide Board and Room rection of New Guinea The university will provide board, Discovery of the Japanese convoy, room, and instruction and military one of the greatest caught on the move discipline will be directed by army in New Guinea, fellowed by only a few officers of the Purdue R O. T. C. in hours a declaration by General Doug-charge of Col. D. M Beere. command- las Mac Arthur that the Japs were ant. concentrating ships, troops, and air
Most of the soldiers will be housed forces throughout the island archipel-in mens residence halls and the re- ego north of Australia.
ma hider in tile Sigma Phi Epsilon —-
DRAFT DEFERMENT OF MICKEY ROONEY ASKED
Speaks To dubs
Kiwanians joined with the Rotarians
TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
Iowa (lNSi-Anderscn, 26. refused to report, to his local Selective Service board on Feb. 17 and was taken into custody on order of the federal court. Anderson was placed in 1-A last May but claimed to be a conscientious objector His claim was denied. He is a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
-get Willkie for McNutt’s job, Hoover are increasing in perplexity.
Bergdahl climbed in at the west window and stepped down on one of Archibald’s legs. Welcher said Archibald had on hcuseslippers when found.
After the fire, he said one of the men picked up a piece of charcoal out of the stove but that- the stove might have cooled quickly because of the water that was thrown on it.
James G. Little,, 23, Iowa Wesleyan student who said he resides in a
for food and someone of a judicial na- late in January and that he moved would have been safe as long as the | small house at the rear of the R
turn Uke Chief Justice Stone or As- in with Bean the last week in Janu- stove was properly regulated, he be-'.Crane residence only a short distal! *
swiate Justice Roberts, for labor. , ar* He had talked with Archibald lieved. I-th of the fire site tried to go into
Time is pressing and the problems between 5 and 6 o’clock Sunday eve- Everett L. Clover, 35, helped take the j the room while the file was st.ll bnth
nin° at the Harlan hall. Bean had body out of the building. Archt- ing. but was forced back.
Hollywood, California 'INS)—Draft deferment of Mickey Rooney, one ot in a meeting at the Brazelton hotel on the screen’s top ranking box-office at- Monday evening at which Bishop J. tractions, has been asked bv MGM Ralph Magee of Des Moines, who is
flames enveloped the head of the sfcudio it was learned today in Holly- spending several days in Mt. Pleasant
stairs and were creeping down the wood and at Iowra Wesleyan, gave the ad-
stairway when he arrived and that) Appeaj from Rooney’s 1-A classify dress. He was introduced by Presi-the upstairs was filled with hot gas t ltion was taken on the claim he is dent Stanley B Niles of Iowa Wesley-,
and smoke. an essential worker in an essential an'
He put on a smoke mask after the j industry. Bishop Magee discussed three ot the
flames were out. felt around in the j At Roonev’s selective service board important phases that must be dis-
smoke-filleri room and found a bed. I jn Westwood Village, where many of cussed in connection with national and It was about that time that Axel. open's top-ranking stars are
listed, no comment was forthcoming.
ONE DEAD; FIFTEEN
HURT IN BLAST
world affairs. One is the matter of sovereignty, another is economic security and finally the escape from our tension Pleasure is an escape, liquor is an escape, but the God-given method is religion.
_ Bishop Magee h ts only recently re-
Bristol. pennsylvania — 'INS* — One (turned from Washington where he man was dead and 15 other men and was in conference with the national w men were injured today following leaders. He brought an especially blan expulsion and fire which wrecked , feasting address to the two clubs, the Ulexigum Plant of the Rohm and j President Larry Cross of the Rotaiy Hass Chemical company at. Bristol. j club presided. President C. A Mor-Cause of the blast has not been de-> gan of the Kiwanians spoke briefly termined. Despite the damage, offic-j and R L. Jones, Rotary secretary, an-iajs said they hope to make arrange- j ne imced the district R Ury meeting ments to continue production J at Cedar Rapids, May 2 and 3.