Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1943, Mount Pleasant, IowaVALID RATION STAMPS
Sugar 12 - Es pi res May 30 (Each Stamp, Live |M»undK.)
Gasoline 5 Expire May 21
Fuel Oil 5.....Until Sept. 30
THE MT PLEASANT NEWS
WUU RATION STAMPS
To'fee 23 - I vf h* s M IJT I I.
I anti F retl stamps expire May 31 G red stamp May 0 to May 31. G-lf-J blue s'amps expire May 31
VOL. LXAI, No. I(i7
Writes Interesting Letter From North Africa
SAI LRD AY, MAY 8, 191.1
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
Cpl, Donald Alexander has written)
the following interesting letter I lorn I Noi h Airica:
Sunday, Apili ll, 1943.
Dear Morn ann Dad.
Guess you will be glad to hear Irom me again. Well. another Sunday has 1 jolted around and I bet you didn’t1 have anything on me when it came to chicken dinner ais we had it today.
First time I have had chicken lor four weeks and it was dam good. ;
January 22nd will .stand in my mem- j ory for a long time. That was when we started across. We made the trip
0 k. out some of the boys were awfully sea sick. J felt fine and was not even dizzy, but was sure giad to get or. solid ground again I am getting sun tanned and having a hard time to keep from getting burned. It seems funny to think when its noon here you are just getting up there.
Dad you would get a kick out of the natives I like to watch the women carry things on their heads and their ba nu on their backs in a sack Speaking of rags, you never saw rags until you see them here They sew several different colors together and throw them around their shoulders In town mast of the people dress o. k bul they cannot talk English at all. They all speak French. I Just wa hed my field jacket, don’t know if it will be allright or not. but we have to try and keep clean some way which is verj to do I would give anything to have my camera with me. just to take pictures of the people here. This overseas duty is nothing like back there but anyway you take it and like it. It is hard to believe I am so far away from home. but over here you realize there is a war going on and the people back home should not complain because of living condition* and two or three hours ever time work I am not going to say having a swell time
We have been teaching a couple o. kids some Atnericoni as they call it.
They can sung * Deep in the Heart of Texas," quite well, lf you call it singing They are always begging One with a burio anti cart is well of!. I haven’t been able to carry a basket on my head yet. I saw girls from Iowa ex! some foreign language
You will laugh when I tell you how we wash. Our wash pan, tub or any thing we use water in is our helmet
1 got myself a birthday cake, small one, cost 80c It was pretty good, but I'll still take your angel food cake and fried chicken, mom. Hope I never have to ; pend another birthday over Guy Kiger here. I am afraid 111 come back with Chas, Schindall a long beard as when my supply blades run out they are hard to get Shaving cream, soap, cigarettes, etc. Waite! B< *'b<% are all rationed to us with mc for two
when that is gone Uncle Sam will get U'. some more over here. I haven t seen a paper or heard a radio since
Think 111 take a hike this afternoon and see tine country We have moved 150 miles from where we were but be here long till we will fly sev-
T:rapped Germans - Italians Surrendenn
two Hed Cro;, I have already learn
Salary Scale To Comply With New Law
Changes Made In Pay In County
The new salary scale for county officials and employes as required by the state law. recently enacted, has been announced by the county board of supervisors. Some ether increases and changes were made to correct inequalities
The Jaw enacted by the last legislature became effective on April 16. 1943, and continues until June 30 1945 T rie compensation figures under the new schedule and the amounts previously received:
County Auditor John Metcalf D* puty Stella H a rf qui* t Deputy Louise Jordan .
J P Brown ............. 2090
D* put’, Ruth Gran cen mm 1380
Deputy Mary Hamilton 1104
Clerk of the Court:
^ar': Harold Davis ..........
Deputy Birdie Glashine County Recorder:
Mr Irma Tri bb v D*putv Marie Timmerman 1188 County She)Jiff:
Manning J Cline ....... 1980
D< puty Warren Allen 1500
Miss E Mae Orau......
Ben A Galer ...........
Board of Supervisors:
Mark Murray. George V M H Barquest leach-davi Court Bailiff Jane*- Moor* Hay *
C E. Smith ............
Harold Brown ...
Bernard Haushahn Howard Bonser Neb-. Barr . . . (
H< s man Martin Bt idge gang
Maintainer men <h
M n and team .....«lf
Single hand ....... (I
Mf and Mrs. H W. Ktg (mo. i • mo.)
Carrie Redland.. (mo *
Eliza Kiger ..... (.mop
They’ll Do It Every Time —
Attempted Break-in j.an|e To At lowaWesleyan Exterminate
Vault Damaged; Ration Hooks,
Now Seeurelv Locked In
Allies Corner Enemy In Small Area
Cut In Meat, Butter Prices
months but hope Caf! Blythe
145 0092 00
80 00* .65
1800ISO OO $45.0050.00
32 50) 37 50
32 50). 37 50
1140 10% Reduction To Be Effective on June I
New London Accepts 79 Seniors In TwoCCCBuildingsj jj g c,ags
Roy Scouts To Tse One; Other j
I or Recreational Purposes Will Get Their Diplomas On
New London Journal --Monday even-
Washingtan. D C rowing pressure f
' tng the city council officially accepted
Under the ^ the CCC camp buildings subject to ] Seventy-nine seniors will receive
widespread de- , certain .stipulations. Two buildings J their diplomas at the Mf Pleasant mands for increased wages, the ad- j were offend tho city by Cong. Thomas h.gh school graduation on the evening ministration moved Friday to "hold , jg, Martin. Mayor Maynard Fender J of May 26. provided of course that all the line" by beating down the cost of j has not received a reply from Cong-j on the list complete their work satis-
re man Martin from whom he re- j factorily. The class is about average quested release of the buildings But | in number with those of recent years,
the city will be ready to act when the Members of the graduating class
brought the:?* dev* lop- j
I. Price Administrator Prentiss Brown announced a lo percent redo -lion will be made June I in retail
release arrives. I will participate in the program which
W. H Schrupp. representing the j will carry out a theme especially fit-local Boy Scout committee, appeared ! ting for this year. America Our Herit-
prices of beef. veal. pork, lamb, milt- j before the council stating that they age-- will be the central theme.
-5 ton, coffee and butter.
2 Notice was tacitly given by tin I the smaller war labtr board that it cannot hold wages in line unless measures are taken to reduce the cost of living
3 As an additional step urged b;,
LUTHERAN COLLECTION TO HELP MEN IN SERVICE
In the cervices tomorrow. Faith, the local Lutheran congregation will cooperate in a nation wide collection
biliation Director James F Byrnes, the Reconstruction Penance Corp. will use subsidies to reimburse processors to make up for reduced prices and maintain a price level to producers of food which will keep production up.
It appeared that the administration was trying to by-pass congress in putting subsidies into effect on a large scale so that market prices would go down while the processor and producer still received the prevailing price for bis raw’ products.
The present subsidy plans, acccrd-
had the finances and would accept j At the baccalaureate service to be building, 21 f’ x 40 ft. ’.held at the Methodist church on Sun-for a Boy Scout hut That a tentative j day evening, May 23, the Rev. George contract has been forwarded to the j G. Hunt, pastor of the church will Burlington railroad to set the building give the sermon.
eral hundred miles to the next place.’for its men in the Service. The Mis-maw not hear Irom me for a' souri Synod cl the Lutheran church,
:ir n ties i«»r letters « day. nun.*™* t.500.000 members has its mg to informants who cannot be quo.-
to reach me.
So long, till later
Somewhere in Africa.
DISTRICT REBEKAHS TO CONVENE MONDAY
New London—The annual district Rebekah Lodge convention will bo held at the New London lodge hall.
Monday, May IO. The session will open at 1.30 p. rn., the president of the district assembl. a 192 page prayer book, identification
tag. etc. Among those benefited by
goal again to raise 500,000 dollars this I'd by name, came to a head with the ..ear (or this work. This Synod, to- coal strike. John L Lewis, president net her with the National Lutheran »' the Workers, bases his
Council, maintains 94 Lutheran Serv- claims for higher wages on increased ice and Parish Centers at home and *°st of hving abreid which last year were visited by more than 1.000.000 men.
In addition, the Missouri Synod has a program designed to individually j serve its soldiers, marines, and sailors ^ at home and abroad so that each man in the service each month receives j religious materials for private and daily devotions. Upon entering the .service each serv ice man also receives
Men Accepted For Army Forces
on the count ry club grounds and also I that an agreement has been accepted J by the New London country-club.
Turns Over Funds
E. R Leedham. president of the Chamber of Commerce and Earl Pet zinger, vicepresident, appeared before the council and turned over $537.50 to the city to defray expenses of moving the building and constructing a foundation and for the purchase of a lot. Tile Chamber of Commerce has an option on the West* rbeck lot where they formerly had their shop back of the Farmers State bank building. The lot is 55 ft. wide and 120 ft. deep.
Mr. Leedham .-aid they have a $100 more in sight as donations for the recreational building Under tile tentative plan the city will have control of the building and it will be used for recreational purposes.
Tile Building will be about 25 feet wide and with an alley, the south side of the lot can bo surfaced with crushed rock offering additional parking space, not only for use of patrons of the building but also on Saturday nights.
this service are also several soldiers in training at Iowa Wesleyan.
of the Christian church will serve the dinner at the hall, local people make reservations with Mrs. Mary Rauschei
0rAM£og“am consisting of the high MISS MARY HINKLE school girl's sextette under the dir- MARRIED RECENTLY
ection of Mrs. Frank Tyner will sing.
Miss Betty McCleary will present a baton twirling number, also a play will be given by the ladies of the
Bloomfield — Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hankie announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to Rowland Christian church. Following this the g jviiers, son of Mr. and Mrs. George degree staff of Mt. Pleasant will put, Miers of gPWard, Nebr., on Monday,
on the initiatory work.
CLERK LOSES $2,000
ON WAY TO LUNCH
April 26th at Kirksville, Mo.
Mrs, Miers is a graduate of the Bloomfield high schcol, attended Iowa j Wesleyan college at Mt. Pleasant, the; state university at Iowa City and is a , graduate of Oem City Business col-Cedar Rapids. Iowa—Detectives Fri- lege at Quincy, 111. day night were attempting to trace Able Seaman Miers. also attended $2 000 lost by Miss Ann Powers, clerk the university at Iowa City and about for the Northwestern Mutual Life In- 18 months ago enlisted in the Mer-surance Co on her way to lunch. chant, Marines. He left on May 2nd
Twenty-three checks, amounting to for New Yolk City to join his com-
$1,600, and $400 in cash comprised the puny. Mrs. Miers will remain in
total which was to have been deposit- Bloomfield, where she is employed as
rd in a local bank secretary at the Farm Bureau office.
Men who were accepted for the armed forces and were inducted when they reported this week have been announced through the local Selective Service office. Three men were held over and no report has been received regarding their status.
Those accepted and whose names were available today:
William Arthur McTee John Willis Jones Dale Bernard Anderson Avon Dee Coberly Charles Nelson Schubert Miles Rukgaber, Jr.
I Hector A Maganna
St ice Edward Klopfenstein Leonard Leo Wagner Harold E. Cole Russell Hugo Johnson John Miller Huston Omer Joseph Einen (transfer) from Iowa City,
Paul Alger Mertens (transfer from Omaha, Nebr.)
Robert Moyle James Kauffman Marines:
Thomas Calvin Clark.
SCOUTS REGISTERING FOR CAMP EASTMAN
It has been announced by the Camping and Activities C mmitt.ee of Camp Eastman that the second and third periods are now completely filled and r.o other troops can be handleld in | the e two periods.
j Camp Eastman officially opens with the first period .July 4th; second. July lith; third, July 18th; fourth, July 25th; fifth, August 1st.
The fellowing troops have made res citations l r camp. First period Troop No. 28 of Mf Pleasant; second period. Troop No. 27 of Mt. Pleasant fem th period, troop No. 4(1 of New London.
CATFISH PROMISED FOR GOLF CLUB FISH FRY
While good catfish are hard to get. the Golf club committee has been promised enough to feed fifty members 1 and their wives. R. K. Crane. V. D. 'Morris and R. T. Ward are the mem-' hers of the committee in charge of the ticket sale.
Members of the senior class: Betty J. Allen Wanda Mae Barton K ith Bender Bogle Wanda Bender Bonser Addle S Brooks Delpha Geene Bunker Betty Marie Bulky June Maxine Canby Melle Stewart Cans William M. Carnahan Elizabeth Chaney Virginia D Church Muriel Jean Cobb Edith Marie Conner Wallace Allen Conner Ralph Dodds Lois Elsie Egli Mary Margaret Everts Rosella Ann Feehan Pauline Marie Ferrel Fred Finke Betty J Getchell Rolley Glasgow. Jr.
Lila Jeane Godwin Kenneth Wayne Graber Ruth Louise Graber James M. Green Robert S. Ham Charles F Haviland Kathryn Hemmlngs Leola Winona Hummed Alice E. Johnson Florence M. Johnson James R. Kitch William J. Krabill Phyllis I. Lane Gilbert Lenning James B Linder Louis Harvey Long Betty Lou Melton Joseph T. Messer LU>yd Arthur Myers Mary Mc Be th Allan Hulme McCoid Hariiet Elizabeth McKean Richard Allen Nihart Robert E. O’Connor lima LoVa Orendorff Kenneth Owens L Dean Rich Betty Louise Ridinger Evelyn Lorraine Roche Beth June Rochefort Helen Louise Scarff Raymond G. Scarff James Lee Scott Wandamae Shepp Merle D. Shockley Edward Simkin Betty Lou Smith
An attempt'd robbery at Iowa Wesleyan college last night gained nothing
at all tor the (helves but has int on- --
vc mewed the college considerably. The! Allied Headquatt t - n North Africa large vault in the business offices re- J 'INS' American and Bntr h forces siso a the efforts to force it open but swiftly climaxing their offensive in the since the combination lock and han- northern Tunisian sector tcxDy. die have been brok-n off, college of-, launched battles of extermination itaal.-, < annot open it and inside arel»*a»st remaining troops who now ate the college books and business records, I rapidly being annihilated. rec rn keys and what may be more im-! Many cf the trapped Germans and poi'tant gas anc food ration books.! Italians began to surrender voluntarily While food stocks at the dormitory in the face of the renewed Tied jug-wili ne ample, the college cars will be gel naut.
immobilized unless the vault can be The allied line no? extends roughly opened without delay. 'along a corridor running east from
Although armed guards were on dutv Gcubellat to tn* miles south of Tun; at the gymnasium across the street Farther inland the French hav** taken where army personnel is temporarily j the important road junction point of quartered, no guard is maintained at p nt Du Fahs and high ground to the the administration building and it east of that town, was possible to gain entrance unde-1 iThe British rad'o said the* the tected. It is believed that the thieves French are IC mile: beyond Pont Du expecter, a large sum of money to bel pahs.)
in the vault due to the presence of the i -----
a,nu tmi, on the Wellman campus p AJJ J
Actually, stated Dr. S B. Niles, no , # .
ca h is kept in the v Hilt since funds TuiUSicin Victories are banked daily. I Allied Headquarters in North Afrit a
Sheriff Manning J Cline and Chief ( INS) — Frerch forces have captured of Police Jame:, Jamison arf* investi- the important axis b-se of P nt Du gating the case but stated that few > Fahs, 35 miles southwest of Tunis to clues were left by the intruders. j augment the victory of British and
I. j American armies which seized the Tu
nisian capital and the naval bt.se of Bizerte, General Dwight D Eisen
hower’s headquarters announced today as remnants ct the axis legions were being pressed eastward to the sea.
• In London Reuters News Agency reported that the outpost of Birm-cheige between Pint Du Fahs and Tunis also fell to the allies as they slashed still deeper into the crumbling lines of the enemy in this region. Reuter’s also quoted one report” from an unidentified sourer as asserting the bey of Tunis had tied to Italy
• The Berlin radio broaden a Rome dispatch acknowledging the fall of Tunis and Bizet te to the allies. A Nazi spokesman was quoted as saying the axis had evacuated Bizerte while street fighting still conUnues in Tunis.)
Allied armies are continuing their successful advance to mop up remaining pockets ot resistance in northeast Tunis and are pursuing disorganized units of the enemy fleeing toward Cap Bon peninsula, jutting into the Mediterranean south of Tunis.
The French cat tire of Pent Du Fahs indicated that the once-vaunted Afri-ka korps confronted on the south by the powerful British 8th army had begun a withdrawal in the direction of Cape Bon following collapse of German and Italian resistance in the north.
(Military sources in London said it was believed that battered remnants of two or three German divis’cns were completely cut off from escape between Bizerte and Tunis.)
Seek Receivership Of I.S.U. Company
Center Ville, la. i INS)—Fifteen stockholders cf the Iowa Southern Utilities Company today sought receivership of the company, accounting by officers and judgment for $5,000,000 in a suit tiled yesterday in Appano se county district court.
Named as defendants are George M Bechtel and Company of Davenport; W C Langley and Company of New York; and officers and former directors of th'* utility company.
Heading plaintiffs is the Des Moines Bank and Trust Company as .special execute:-fdministrator of the estate of the late Mrs. L la G Landes of Brooklyn, Iowa.
The suit alleges that the defendants ‘‘conspired to obtain voting control of the company and in capitalization in 1939 ‘induced” preferred stockholders to exchange their holdings for common stock on "lalse” represntaticns that unless that action were taken dividends could not be paid. The plaintiffs charged that the company now is In arrears.
DIES AT WINFIELD
A srecial feature Mother s Day :serv-ice will be held on Sunday evening at 8:00 in the Presbyterian church. This seiv,ce will be sponsored by the W.
C. T U . and will present one of the JV|RS. ADDIE MASON
most recent moving pictures entitled, j Family Attain” A special invitation I is extended to the people of Mount I Pleasant community and all of Henry county, to the soldiers of Hershey Barracks and all students. and to 'those of other churches who are not < therwise obligated on Sunday night.
Joe McC y will sing. The offering will be used for the furtherance of tempciance in Henry county.
Hairy Eugene Smith Raymond Keith Smith Scott K. Smith Joyce K. Stuart Charles William Swailes William Arthur Tackenberg Marcella Tewalt Dorothy H Thomas LaFauri* Hope Vandtrsntck F Ina Map Vincent Ma’ ilyn Ruth Wa ad ling Marian N. Watts Doris Wellington Louis H. White Riel aid David Wilson Martin Belle Wright W lh am CV-on Wright-James F Young Oival E. Zickefoose Honor Roll Allan McCoid William Krabill Pauline Ferrel Ee’h June Rochefort Lou r, Long Marian Watts La Faune Vandersnick Ham ' McKean
Winfield- Mrs Addle Mason, 72, died at her home here at 7 o'clock this morning. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy In August, 1941, and bas been bedfast since that time.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters. Earl cf Yarm nth. Floyd and Ray of Winfield. Mile.- of Aledo, 111,. Mrs. Sidney Crawford and Mrs. Ted Lemon of Winfield, and Miss Irene Mason of Ottumwa, eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband and six children preceded her in death
Funeral service will probably be held Monday .
P. J. Hurley Si Son today report the sale of the Mrs. Melissa Deal property on South Jefferson stret, to Mr Paul Glanzman of this gity Mr. Glanzman gets possession of this property in ten days.
Leaves for Army
Evan Conrad of Salem left this morning b> bus tor Des Moines to report for army duty. Until recently he wax a .student at the University of I' wa where he ha i enlisted as an army reservist. Ho i- among a large group being called for aci.ve duty.