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THE MT PLEASANT NEWS
VOL. I,XXI, No. 52
WEDNESDAY, MAIL i, 1913
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By Paul Mallon M
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\\ \SIIINGTON — II BKG INS TO LOOK like the admini nation (annet stand the CIO and farm pressure* for more wages and pric*j increases and feels a political necessity to make compromises which would force everything up into higher Inflationary grounds.
This new prospect of more inflation I developing in the face of rather sh eking information that food prices are actually much lower in nard-press-ed Information that food prices are actually much lower in hard-pressed Bistaln thai. here, a nu that food costs rn Britain have declined constantly the past two years, but have constantly ii nee then—and continue to
risen hei rise.
ter than own ami from us less an Ayres, i pa n y Pl Avie * bureaus is a nob
The Britain Amenci consld* sub* Ida lend-le,
onishmg conclusion that , contr lied inflation bet-! — with little food of heinie getting lend-lease help has been offered by no hor It y than Leonard P he Cleveland Trust Com-BttlleUn of February 15 ip the statistical-economic department and
Vote To Defer Farm Workers
Opposition In The Senate; But Bill May Pass
bority ne na I !
Washington D C. — The senate military affairs committee approved legislation to defer farm workers fr.m the draft during the remainder of thf year.
After a controversy within the comme a substitute bill by Sen. George A Wilson <R . la c replacing legislation introduced originally by Sen. John H Bankhead «D. Ala * with 39 cosponsors was adopted by the committee. 9 t: 7 Senate passage is considered likely.
The bill provide that until Jan I 1944. every registrant under the selective service act "who is regularly engaged in any agricultural occupation or endeavor on a farm or whose principal occupation consists of employment on a farm in connection with the production or harvesting of any agri-cultural commodity shall, while he continues to be so engaged or employed, be deferred from training and service under this act In the land and naval forces of the United State1.”
( stern Germany
Panthers To I Hit Industrial Play I (might | (]en^ers After
In Sectional Meet; Wyman Is Opponent
M! Pleasant high school’?, basketball team will go to Winfield this evening to play Wyman at 8:10 in the first round of the sectional basketball tournament,
Tin- t* urnament got under way this afternoon with Ainsworth and Pleasant Lawn playing at, 1:30. Cr her afternoon games included Wapello and Olds at 2:40 and Wayland and Mt. Union at. 3:50.
Cotter will meet Morning Sun this evening at 7 and after the Mt. Pleas-gnt-Wyman game. Winfield will play Columbus Junction at 9:20
Yarmouth and Crawfordsville drew byes in the tournament.
FARM MOBILIZATION COMMITTEE TO MEET
Air Attacks Made On Other Fronts
ut a family in can cat I it less th-n it costs u partly explained by the I** use ai British government Mr Churchill receives large shipmentof food from us there lo private
Believe Measure Will Pass In Senate
dr. GEORGE brown Motorists Lose
DIES IN CHICAGO; GaMllne Coupons
DR. C. J. KENNEDY
here price I yond n
handle* I a
Tile Av re food prices December,
en distribute at less than cob some governmei infest th** compar .tat Lf lea 111 W
it authorities able figures of ashington and ling the British figures are lift I*- differently, s figures show the British ai an index of 117 inly 17 percent above
Junglen D C. 'INS* Senate
for- nj the revised Bankhead bill doff iring farmers from milltan service in 1943 today predicted that if measure is passed it will speed the induction of father* and Increase the drafting of city resident' to supply the armed f recs with fighting men.
Th** bill, however appeared likely to pa** the .senate despite war department
Word has been received of the c. alb of Dr. George Brown of Chicago, which occurred Sunday, Feb 28, at the Passavan; hospital, Fun* i a1 services will be held Thursday.
Dr. Brown is surviv'd by hrs wit .. He was preceded Hi death by hL par-
Suspensions Because of Speed Limit \ iolations
f nt.s, Mr and M: R Brown and a
brother, Forrest, of Mb Plea ant.
Dr. Brown was bom at Salem, lo .< a, He was educated in the .schools of M . Pleasant and they intend Rush medical school sn Chicago from which he giaduated. He has been a. practicing
last the Increased onomisti
start of ! he war, while oui 34 percent Government think the disparity is not that much.
Whatever it Is. the CIO wage campaign will make it thai much higher and if a farm price increase i i giant* »i at the same tim**, it will cause J the CIO to ask later for more wages. ' to meet increasing food costs, and then w*‘ will be off into the stratosphere of further declining dollar values in terms of bread.
The prosjjects of inflation were never more cie :Iv visible than now What this means to every man is evident when you consider that about 40 percent of the average family Income in th! country Is now going for food.
opposition Sponsoicd bv 40 .senators .
. , , physician in Chicago for several year
It was supported by three additional *
member4 of the senate when the military affairs committee redried it out late yesterday by a vote of 9 to 7 The bill, as revised by a substitute*
written bv Senators Holmand, demo-! erat of Oregon and Wilson, republican j of Iowa, provides that until January I I. 1944. every registrant who is reg- [° her dau*hUl ’
Estate To Be Kept Open Under Will
Several motorist,-, cf Henry county have lost their gasoline coupons for varying pends of time after they had l/cen reported driving at speeds in excess of 35 miles an hour by highway patrolmen or other officers.
Those who have had their cards lift* ii or have lost coupons, and the period of time:
Floyd Hesseltini A and C cards suspended for 30 days.
Jack Albert Yoder Card suspended tor 60 days.
Clifford Martin Baker — Eight cou-pons removed, leaving four coupons for j the period.
No,a Balon Wits rn lot, her mal:* LloyO Briggs MI Union - Card Leo Simmons, and j suspended for 30 days.
j , uDon her death, to her granddaughter,*
ularlv engaged In an agricultural oc- ’ * *•
Maude Boecker, by the terms of Mrs
Wilson’s will admi' ted to probate at
the courthouse here Tuesday. At the
Des Moines, Iowa (INS*—-Members of the Iowa Farm Mobilization committee will meet ai 11:00 a. rn. next Monday in Foit Des Moines to hear reports on progress of the food production campaign, state AAA chairman A J. Loveland announced today.
Reports on the food campaign sign up will be given by the state war board of the United States department of ag-riculture, Loveland said
London. England <INS* —RAF squadrons r:cked Germany wi’h a seventh consecutive night raid, the air ministry announced today as dispatches from the continent said Berlin was still digging out of smouldering ruins left by the greatest bombing ever made on the Nazi capital.
The assault was centered on indus-j trial areas of western Germany.
! Planes of the bomber command at j the same time planted mines in the j axis controlled waters ! Three bombers were reported miss-j ihg.
The new assault marked the conclusion of a week of sustained bombing ' of axis held Europe by nilled planes which has been officially described as a prelude to invasion of the continent
DISTRICT MEETINGS FOR SALVAGE COMMITTEE
New Attack On Port of Tunis
Allied Headquarters In North Africa (INS* —With all axis thrusts on the Tunisian front stopped dead by American and British troops, the North African air forces carried out a devastating new attack on the port of Tunis today.
Huge American Flying Fortresses at-
| Ii I HIC,II SOUNDING DEBATE
over the McKellar bill makes it sound like grave questions of civil service reform are involved, but there is really only one impressive question behind the measure. Senator McKellar and Co are after the Frankfurter boys in tile key government positions, and the only question is whether the tricky legal phrasing ol the bill will allow pursuit cf them all or only a few.
The original bill w*uld provide senate confirmation of all government employers over $4,500. retroactively back to 1936 — meaning, for instance, that Ben Cohen and the other Frankfurter advis* rs of economic stabilizer Jimmy Byrnes, would have to be confirmed by tile senate.
Likewise, it would hit such a situation as exists in the department of Justice where Attorney General Biddle has little to say about who gets the choice Lbs. Sevction of personnel there is under a white house ap-poir.tee. cine fit Mr Roosevelt's anonymous assistants, a Frankfurter man. ^ James H. Rowe The Frankfurter boys are reputed to he centered mainly, however, in lega. divisions of various government departments. They would thus be saved ft rn the senate broom if the O'Ma-honey amendment is adopted, limiting th** application of tile McKellar bill to government employees in official “policy-making positions.
The administration has thrown up its arms In horror at the measure, saying it would make a shambles of the civil service system — and it would, although advocates of the bill say the system already is a sham, and this is true too. Employees are blanketed into civil service and given special technical examinations enabling them to qualify if they have the right political pull,
But, primarily the bill would break j
cupation or endeavoring on a farm or whose principal occupation consists cf employment on a farm in connection with the production or harvesting of death Maude Backer, tie es a. any agricultural commodity shall, while &° 10 he. child or c i.i leu.
he continue4 to be so engaged or employ* d, be deferred fr.m training ana service '
The measure also prohibits farmers or agriculture workers from leaving the
farm unless requests are made to local
The boards and was witnessed by W. F Kopp and Gladys Carnahan,
A codicil was added Jan. 12. 1942, empowering the executor to convey the ______leal estate and reinvest in real estate
rucTAnv ne Ai l cuncD A hP de*ire:1 and another codknl wa:’ UUD IUD I Ut ALLtliDLIx added June IO. 1942, cancelling a pro-
CHILDREN GIVEN TO vision in the original will, giving $500
to the Lowell cemetery.
, The will makes provision that the estate shall be kept own until the death of the daughter and the granddaughter and that Harold McLeran shall serve as executor of the estate. i The will was made Sept. 29. 1936.
OFFICIAL BOARD OF REVIEW FOR LOC AL SCOUTS
Dr. Charles J. Kennedy tabove), head of the Department of Social Sciences at Iowa Wesleyan since 1940, has just received his commission as Lieutenant Junior Grade in 'he United States Naval Reserves, it was announced today. Ll. Kennedy has been granted duties at the college for the duration of the w ar. burt is continuing I m.; Des Moines with his work while awaiting his call j Washington. to active service.
While he has not yet received hi- ! GI0VAN0N1-FENT0N EN-
orders, it is expected that he will act as an instructor of Social Sciences in one of the schools in the Navy’s aviation training program.
TI if Salvage Division of the War Pioduction Board office in Des Moines has scheduled 13 district meetings over the s ate to acquaint all Salvage position Committees with the new scrap iron and steel drive for spring. The quota for Iowa is 1.000 pounds per farm, plus all the heavy household scrap iron and steel that can be assembled,
Tile meetings include. March 17, Burlington Hotel, Burlington. 7:30 p Henry,
tacked shipping and port installations in the harbor coincident with other aerial assaults against axis ground
German forces .in northeast Tunisia relaxed their assaults in the Baja and Medjez El-Bab areas, while allied troops maintained pressure against axis units which sought in vain to puncture the lines held by the British first army and French units.
One unconfirmed dispatch from the that the Germans were
selective service boards, can release the men to engage in some essential war occupation other than farming.
LUCILLE F. JOHNSON
Lucille F Johnson retains custody of her daughter. Evelyn Jean Allender, and was granted custody of her son, Maurice Lee Allender, in a decree signed today by Judge E O. Newell modifying the original divorce decree froom Lyzell E. Allender. She was given permission to take bo h children outside the state.
IOWA MOTHER, 59, ‘GIVES’ DAYS OFF TO A WAR PLANT
Rock Island. Bt—-How a 59 year old
Davenport, la., mother of ll living
children had been working seven days
a week at the Rock Island arsenal to
The son may remain with the help her department meet its schel-
Allender. until ule w“ revPaled todaS' by arspnal
The arsenal pays for only a six day week of 48 hours, but Mrs. Sadie E.
grandfather, Lawrence the end of the school year and not later than July I, 1943. Costs were split between plaintiff and defendant.
The lathe, and grandfather of the Klln* contr.tnred rf children may visit the children.
However, an order was issued that Mrs. Kling take every Tuesday off. and today she obeyed, receiving her first free day in weeks.
An official beard cf review for local Scout troops was held Tuesday evening at the Braselton hotel. The review was conducted by W. A. Russell. Frank Lankford and Manly Frazer.
The following boys were passed for the designated awards which will be presented at the Scout Circus ro be held in New London Thursday night: Richey Dickson -Second Class Warren Miller —Second Class D ale Moxies- Handicraft Ralph Massey Handicraft, carpentry. Second Class badge ,
John Burns—Second Class J^hn Hob on—-Second Class Bob Wet tach—First Class, Mechanical Drawing. Fit st Aid, woodworking Dick Kilby—Handicraft Merit badge Alfred Kephart—Merit badges In corking and handicraft Richard Bum- S'amp Collecting Bob Hill—Stars for First Aid, woodworking, mechanical drawing Joseph Schaffer—-Second Class Roger Lessriiger—Metal work This unusual number of awards indicates the lively interest being taken in this work by both the Scou's and their leaders.
Three Added To List for Induction
GAGEMENT ANNOUNCED AT BELOIT, WISCONSIN
Lee, Louisa frcnt »id
withdrawing along the Beja-Mateur
read after suffering heavy losses.
RAF Ukraine bombers and Spitfires kept up a heavy pounding of axis ti cop concentrations, transport columns. tanks and gun emplacements, scoring direct hits on one encampment which started large fires. A transport and tank column in the Ma-teur area was badly shot up.
Five enemy fighter planes were destroyed yesterday, while one allied
Beld', Wis.—The surprise feature of an “open house” held by Mr. and Mrs Gabriel Giovanoni. 1255 Porter ave. was the announcement of the engagement of their only daughter, Leonora, to Ensign Elmer Fenton, United CIdft 1S missing
Three more men will leave with the States Coast Guard Reserve, group going from Henry county this, Guests learned the romantic news week end for induc tion itno the armed j for the first tim** when they were forces. Tht three added to the list! given cocktail napkins on which was here by transfers are Lawrence Gov- printed, “Lee and Elmer" Engaged, don Wright, Jacob Robert Hill and; Alter an evening of dancing and
Still Hammering Jap Convoy
Wendell T. Smith.
United Nations Headquarters in Aus-br.dge was enjoyed, a buffet supper tralia (INS)— Battered remnants of a
MISS DORIS BENSON PROMOTED TO HIGH POSITION IN BUREAU
powerful Japanese convoy which was hurled against New Guinea Monday were still being relentlessly hammered by all units of the allied air forces tonight as the big convoy battle raged into its third day.
Four enemy vessels have definitely
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NOTES
Gary Trabert, little son of Mr. and
Mrs. Virgil Trabert of Lockridge, and UADVCCTlWr CTII I
Bert Messer of Rome were admitted mULH ifAKVfco I Hill 3 I ILL
Tuesday. ( TO BE DONE IN ILLINOIS
Mrs. Fled Townsend of Salem was _
admitted today. i woline. former Henry county
Dismissals today weir Waltei Olm- unites from Batavia. 111., that
er, R J. La tare, Mis. James OOonnor women arp taking over much of the
■ TO ATTEND MEETING
was served to 24 guests from a buffe:
j decorated in a Valentine’s Day motif!.
IA centerpiece of red and white car-> nations was flanked by red and white tapers. A tiered whi’e cake bearing
_ a red heart inscribed, "Lee and Elmer’’
Miss Doris Benson, daughter of Mr. was cut by the bride-elect who was and Mrs. B. F. Benson, has just re- wearing a white silk jersey dress with teen sunk or damaged and cperation-cently received another outstanding red accessories. a1 reports covering the last 24 hours
promotion in Washington, D. C. where Miss Giovanoni is well known to lead to belief that the Jaapanese flossie has been employed the last 2'j Southern-Wisconsin business people as till* originally reported to number 14 i years. Selected from among hundred the Manager of the Beloit Credit Bu- vessels has been irreparably battered of employes, silo now becomes a full reau. She is a graduate of Beloit higli and scattered, assistant with the bureau of supplies school and attended Beloit college and accounts of the navy. ! Mr. Fenton is the son of Mr. and
Tile bureau has bien streamlined to Mrs. L. T. Fenton of Alton, Kan. Prior cut out much red tape. Miss Bmspn to his enlis’ment in the coast guard will be required to makt a comprchen- Mr, Fenton was athletic director sive survey of the bureau, learning Woodward high school. Woodward, Ta. every phase of it. She will then be in He is a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan it he office with Com lr Ericson and will college where he was a
Bloody Battles at On Southern Front
M scow, Russia (INS) — Bloody tank member "of and *nfantt'y battles raged today along
be available to help any
and baby girl Donald.
Dale Knight and Dean
work of men in that territory. In a
__________ drafting course in one of the Aurora
power emanates. It would let the sen- high schools, 24 women and only four a tors name possibly 35.000 imPuen- men are enrolled.
Ha I holders of government positions.! He also states that farmers arc far or at least require the president to behind with last year’s harvesting, get consent of the Democratic sen- There are hundreds of acres of senators to name them. beans to be harvested and as many
In short, it would break up the new acres of corn to be picked. The beans
upetvisor in Sigma Phi Epsilon and Blue Key
B U Barton field representative of , the whole bureau. Her official rill* j -
the Aberdeen Angus Breeders’ associe- will be “office management analyst
tion. is to bp in Mt. Pleasant. Friday , Miss Benson will be sent to New March 12. and will attend a dinner I York for a time to s’udy the methods, meeting of the association at the used in the navy purchasing office.
Yellow Lantern that evening. He will there.
VARIETY PROGRAM ON
the entire southern trout in Russia as Nazi legions made persistent counter att irks to check the Soviet drive. The Pet army h'gh command, however, declued its often aves were continuing to make headway.
Of tidal circles remained silent re-
discuss spring and summer activities,
sale possibilities and other breed pro- CADETS NOT AVAILABLE motion affairs. ! f0R QftytypR SUNDAY
SURGICAL DRESSINGS I Soldiers from the local air unit will
ROOM OPEN THURSDAY I not be available for invitations into
Tile surgical dressing room will behomes for dinner ne:*' canula,\ ac open on Thursday afternoon of this cording to announcement herr tod.\v. week for those who do not have I Several prrs< us bari : Irearh tclc-
deal party and create a new democrat- are in bad shape bu’ the corn is, church meeting*-. The reason for keep- phoned the Chamal of Coqpnerre erie party control. standing good so it is not damaged mg open the extra day is to get the fire stating they would like to hart
Thpsc subtleties behind the measure any. One man doing custom picking quota completed more quickly. The soldiers this Sunday
to pick before Spring' material for the new quota has ar- will be made later when the men arc I a piano Scio Etude antastique and hid lost at least 300 tanks m the past
, rived available J Dorothy Venell will present a reading ten ri js.
The regular Iowa Wesleyan College garbing progress of the new Russian radio broadcast over station WSUI this offensive in the Lake Ilmen regi:| Thursday will consist of a cornbin a- below Leningrad where fortified Ger-tion of various numbers presented on man pcs.tions at Demyansk w'ere crush-previous Iowa Wesleyan broadcasts. cd by Maishal Semyon Timoshenko.
Meda Hauenstein will play a clar- The strength ot the Nazi resistance inet solo and Kay Olson will play a inn hied centered in the Donets bas-flute solo. Harriet Brundage will sing in. where the Germans were aided by ‘ Will-O-the Wisp” by Spross and “The thawing weather which slowed down Wind Song” by Regers. Gordon Rhodes the Russians. Front line dispatches will sing “Lords Player’ and “Go Down Moses"
Announcement Betty Wittmer of Mf. Pleasant will play Rostcv and Khark v, the Germans
bv Malotte said, however, that in terrific battling by Burleigh, south of Kramatorsk, mtd-way between
Up the new deal patronage system, the have somehow not been laid bare to has 250 acre? heart center from which all political public view in the discussions. farming.