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VOL. I,XXI, No. 275Tuesday, November 23, 1943
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
Ruins After Raid
By Paul Mallon
(Distributed by King Feature® Syndicate, Inc., Reproduction In Full or 'n Part Strictly Prohibited.'
County Tax Levy Figures Announced
They’ll Do It Every Time - - -
WASHINGTON — SIM E MOM OW,
Mr Hull has mentioned only tile pleas- --
ant things in agreement Senators baa
planned to call him into a closed meet- County Levy About Same As ing of the foreign relations committee to ask the important questions in their minds, not rn a spirit of criticism but in pure inquisitiveness. Mr. Hull adroitly smothered this inclination by getting himself invited to address the joint open .session of beth houses, a here no questions would be in order This blurred outline of the peace and the new world may bf* maintained only a «hort time, perhaps less than a few weeks, before some additional details are offered But net until the agreement is applied rn action rn .specific cases is there likely to be a determina-
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ITie Henry county consolidated tax levy, which includes the taxes to cover the costs cf various phases of county government, is about the same for the coming year a., for the year of 1943.
The total consolidated levy is 10.1 mills for the coming year The levy for this year was 10.3 mills This of course does not include town or township levies and school levies.
Reductions were made In the levies for some classifications, but these were offset by a few small increases arid the lion on the question* no* fa: from the addition of a new division—that of attention of the puoiu bm naturally
agitating all insiders including the negotiators— such matters am the relative influence of Anglo-American democracy and Socialist -Collectivism in F inland Germany, Poland, the Balkans and even in Prance Italy indeed in China, and throughout the res: of the world in trade and policing.
.MR. IIFIX is no’ trying to be coy In avoiding these matters, and thus keeping them from the public eye I have reason to believe he has set him***lf a goal beyond the expectations of freer-flowmg nternatlonal spouters today, He wants unity on foreign polio in this country a unity which would remove it from th * field of oolith-.
Any enduring peace—respite in ternate nabs'», anglo-phiies and phages, and isolationist* must hav» national approbation Senator Pepper and hi ex- ! treme internationalists have been complaining that the peace treaty would have to be ratified by two-th im* of the senate and they want to change the constitution I >r a simple majority cf one Any vast committment of this country to a new world, which is based on a majority alone cannot possibly lait. The ins always will go out sooner; or later A peac« founded on a partisan majority can last only until the c pposition gets into powy. Indeed, mil a -hoit-tempered ann short-sigfit-ed decision would start an immediate public division and cause a continuous internal fight
IT I* ALL RIGHT for u to argue among ourselves about domestic issues, but we should face the world as one people If we cannot establish peace at home, how can we aspire to establishing peace in the world?
Th.s. I think. > Mr Hull's strategy. Some Democratic leaders, whose names you know, have considered him to be the ideal administration candidate for the presidency — the only man who mighy hold together the varied elements (f the party. They rear bed thn conclusion long belore Moscow, on the ground that people seem to have confidence in Hull. If he can get unity on foreign policy, a goal some may 'relieve to be unattainable, he will certainly justify these expectations
Conversely of the Stalin-Chun hill Roosevelt meeting (promised by Lon don dispatches) ventures along partisan lines or lets Europe fall into reams of struggle between such elements as democrats, communists, church and all the
stale institutions for which a levy cf 779 of a mlii was made Provision for this levy wa; made by the last legislature On*’ null raises about $18,000 in Henry county
One notable reduction in the levy this year is in the poor fund which is ..ring decreased nearly a mill. The levy for the insane fund, previously a state insane levy, but now a county insane levy ai ii for use of insane patients at the county home, ha.* been cut materially. The reduction is from 638 to .365.
The emergency levy has been trimmed and the road construetion-maintenarce levy has been cut also, Small increases are made in the county general and the county hospital levies.
The comparative figures:
Rev. E. I.. .learn bey \N ill Deliver I he Address
Reports Tell Of Wreckage And Fires
Tile annual union Thanksgiving ser-v.c:* will ;e held on Thanksgiving morning at 10:00 o’clock in the Presbyterian church. Rev. L L Jeambev. pa:-::r of the church, will deliver the I hanks fiv tag message There will be pedal sms : and an attractive program cf praise and devotion.
' The yublic is cordially invited to make this service one of the greatest I in recent ears. America ti l has much to be thankful for and it behooves eve y c.tizen to enter into the true spirit of j the day this year.
An offering will be taken and used for some oairictfc cr charitable cause.
Assault Described As One of Heaviest
About Gen, Patton Slapping Soldier
Local Rotarians Attend Duck Dinner
Annual Lathering Attended By 300 Men
Rep. Stagall Dies
Wa shin gum, D C. <IV3>—Repre-<: lath'- Heniy D. Stagall. Alabama Democrat, died of heart disease in a Washington hospital t^day.
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395Local Rotarians jellied with Rotarians of 13 other cities at the annual duck dinner scrived by the Burlington Rotary Assigned club at Burlington Monday evening.
After the duck cunner, an excellent program headlined by Dr. Charles W. Gil-key of Chicago university was enjoyed by the 300 men present.
Dr. Gilkey talked of postwar problems and stressed
Men Accepted For Service Listed
New Officers Named for Coming Year
To Army, Marines
Henry county men who reported recently for their final physical examina. lions under the Selective Service and
that it is the job of *‘bo passed were assigned to the army. Goodell. Glen Nihart. A. M. Patterson,
Everett Clover. Mt Pleasant high school vocational agriculture teacher, was elected president cf tho Kiwanis club at the meeting Mondav evening. Harold Bainter was elected vice president and I. D. Conover was reelected treasurer.
Directors named at the meeting are: C. A Cottrell. Ben A. Galer. Floyd
Algiers, africa (INS) — General Dwight B. Eisenhower disclosed today to war correspondents that on one occasion while visiting a front line hospital in Sicily Lieutenant General George Patton, commander of the U. S.
Seventh army, did slap an American soldier who he thought was maligning.
Th.s disclosure was made at an extraordinary news conference by a high
ranking officer of Eisenhowers staff, who said that as soon as Eisenhower heard of the matter “he handled it in his usual forceful way.” General £lc-enhcwer’s spokesman repeated, however. previous official statements that Patton had net been officially repri- f*v Wpavv Rn mb in a
manded and that nothing would appear w
Stockholm. Sweden (H$3>—The cul-tu:al, dip oms tic and industrial centers of Berlin were reported in wre..icage o; flames today in the wake of the heaviest attack ever launched by the RAP a ga. rest the German capital.
Reports reaching Stockholm ever disrupted communica'ions lines from Berlin told a story of utter devastation in the wake of the assault described in enc dispatch as heavier than any single attack mad" on Hamcurg, which now is a dead city.
Sweden ts-' lf differed from the attack es its legation building was demolished. The Finnish legation was also destroyed while the Hungarian and Danish logan ins were seriously damage I The Swiss cornulite also wa* damaged.
Tho casualties—26 planes lost—were well below the average for so-called 'easier targets.”
While Berlin was still a roaring sea of flames, vast new squadrons of bombers and fighters—numbering into tile Hundreds—roared out over the English chai ne! during the after <« .n hours today It look mere than an noun La the planes to cross a given spot and one watcher termed the new attack ‘‘one cf the largest .sweeps for some tune."
the fellow who have stayed at nome to navy and marines. Several of the w A Russell and O. B. Taylor. A sec-si-e to r that the peace is mace right group were rejected Those accepted retary will be named by the board. The this mw- Special entefta nment was and the branch of service: new officers begin their duties January
liven by a gr up of WACS from Des Army Neil Wikel. William Rowe, i, Dr. H E. Jaques, chairman of the Moines Rd Braceweii. pre ideni of Loyd Keller, Paul Welcher. Joe McCul- election committee, announced the re the Burlington club, was tooustmaster.
Clubs represented were Davenport,
Corn Yield of
Fairfield, Ft Madison, Galesburg. Iowa City, Keokuk. Macomb. Monmouth. Mt Pleasant, Muscatine, Ottumwa. Washington. West Liberty and Burhngton Members cf the local club attending •Acre P C Brau. Harold Carroll, R. K Crane, John Butide, C F Hayes. Lam-;ert Estle. Orville Nesbitt. Walter Hunt, William Walters. Frank Lankford. V.
- D Morris Joe Panther. Dr. F. M Ed-
A crop of 128.09 bushels per acre won 'Aarcis- Ralph Barnum. C H. Dyah. I. the corn growing championship of Siiveiman and Haiold Lamm. Guests Henry county In th* 1943 com growing of the local group were Dr. Bela Rosa conte-; cf a*hybrid se-d company, a re- ;UiG B F~ Sef,.e\ port from the company stated
Marion Kipp of Winfield is the corn grower who has made this outstanding yield.
Other big y ield* recorded were made by David Tager, New London. 123.96;
Neil Rasmus, Mt. Union. 121 93, and Glen Hookom. Mt Pleasant 119.90.
lough. Keith Haight, Carl Russell Nel- suits.
son, Wilbur G Watts. | Dr. F. V. Coles, on behalf of the club,
Navy: Roy Mason, Harry Thomas paid tribute to Dr. Waldo Braden and
Walter. Herbert L. Jackson. Joseph Ed- Lloyd Keller, members who have reward Schadt and Arthur Jay Canby. cently entered the armed forces. Mr. Marines: Harold H Marshall. Harold Keller was present and responded brief-
E. Tclander and Louis Dale White.
A motion picture. Soldiers of the Soil, was the entertainment. Richard Burns, who recently returned from Alaska, was a guest.
Lieut. Smith Plane Victim
; FUNERAL HELD FOR
THREE YEAR OLD BOY
Former Henry County Man Was on Routine Flight
De- Mcines. la. <EN3> — Attorney G:neral John Rankin announced today en opinion that the family of Glenn Winched, slain Waverly. la., utilities guard, is entitled to the maximum allowed under the Iowa workmen's compensation laws He ruled on a question submitted his office that Wincheli was killed “in line of duty" and that the family is entitled to $15 a week compensation for three hundred weeks.
Stanley K astor. 35. of Janesvide, la., i on trial in Waverly for the slaying.
on his official record concerning the incident.
The official dis:!"sure of the slapping affair was I creed upon General Eisenhower by a report of the affair pub-lishcd by Washington columnist Diew Pearson who stated that Patton was severely reprimanded by General Eisenhower. General Eisenhower's spokesman reiterated that Patten was not reprimanded. This term in military parlance involved official punishment. General Eisenhower did, ho a ever, mercilessly castigate Patton ever the affair.
Patton subsequently apologized to the soldier, the hospital commander, and ■ the nurse and doctor involved in the incident, the spokesman said, and then Patton called on each d.vision in the Seventh a.my. related the incident, explained that his feelings got the better cf him and that he was “very regretful.”
London, Fng. (INS* — Berlin was rocked during the n.qht by the heaviest weight of bom.s ever hurled from the sky on the German capitol and vast areas of the city were left in flames, official Canadian and British communiques announced today.
The bomber loads included many four thousand pound "cookie" blockbusters and the usu*. showers of tens of thousands of incendiaries.
The total weight of bombs dropped upon Berlin so far this year is now estimated at ten thousand tens.
The possibility that the raid was the greatest single assault against any city in the aerial warfare arose from unofficial computation which placed the bomb weight dropped en Berlin last night in the neighborhood of 3.000 tons.
Old Clothing Sentenced For
Churches Assisting; Depots Are Established
Lieut. Warren G. Smith, ft mer H?n-ry county resident, was killed in a St. Paul. Iowa—Funeral services for plane crash last Saturday. Nev. 20. whi.i familiar conflicting ideological element*, Arlo wayne Steffensmeier, three .year making a routine flight, large groups in this country will start olri 0f and jyjrs Andrew Stef- j Stationed in Washington state, he protesting the Moscow agreement and fensmeier, were held at’the St. James had nearly completed his training for
they may become within a short time (^urch at 9 a rn. Monday. The Rev. actual combat. The fatal accident oc-
more unpopular than the Munich agree- Francis gheaffers officiated, nient which was erroneously thought at '■lde child died at the tam Iv home
the time to mean peace. You might Thu.sday night after an illness of two
have American Poles, Liths, Finns and mcnths
NEEDED AFTER WAR
curred near Wilson Creek. Wash. Notice of Smith’s death was received here by Dr. Stanley B. Niles, pres.dent of Iowa Wesleyan, ‘from Rev. L. F. Runyon of
Wrshington, D C. (INS' —Secretary of Agriculture Claude R. Wickard warned congress today that the need tor nation-wide rationing will be more enmities stringent immediately after the war than it is at present.
Collection of old clothing for distribution among the needy of the various nations got under way in Henry county last Sunday with the announcement from the various churches. The churches are assisting with the gathering of the garments and will turn them over to the depots which are being established in the various com-
Will Be ( loaned
After the garments have been collec-
Wickard made this prediction before ted, they wil be drycleaned and for-a Senate post-war planning committee in response to a question today.
who not, shouting betrayal of the free- survivers include the parents; two Sauk Center, Minn. doms promised in the Atlantic charter. Wanda and Joyce; and the
You could even have this war of all grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George
anti-fascist elements against fascism degrade into war against communism— or democracy.
Greene oi West Point and Mr. and Mrs. John Steffensmeier of St. Paul.
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHEERING
the Moscow agreements for one reason only. They showed a hope of democracy, empire and socialist-collectivism
Several Suits Are Dropped from Docket
Lieut. Smith attended Iowa Wesleyan,
served a* pastor of the Salem Methodist church and conducted a collection bureau in Mt. Pleasant. His last pastorate was at Oakville He enlisted in August. 1942.
GILLIS PROPERTY ON WHITE STREET SOLD
Wayne T Garretson cf the real estate firm of Garretson and Girret en and Robert Hannah, house salesman He is survived by his wife and two report the sale cf the R Henry Gillis children, Terry and Kathleen. Mrs. bouse on Scut*! White street to Michael Smith is at. Sauk Center at present, oConnor of M Pleasant. Mr. O’Con-The funeral will be held in Chicago at nor and bis si tcr, Hinore O'Connor £708 W Madison on Thursday or Fri- have for many years farmed in wester em Nebraska and are now moving back
to Mt Pleasant to make their heme.
warded to central locations for sorting and distribution. The collection ends December 6 on Dec. 4 and no garments will be accepted after that datv.
In Mt. Pleasant, a depot has been established at the Blue Blazes coal office on NorMi Main, a half bleck off the square. Other depots are; Hillsboro.
Ferree Drug Store; and Winfield, Barton Furniture store.
Keokuk, la. (INS) — Jehovah’s Witness Kirkland Simpson of Keokuk today was under sentence to serve three years in prison and pay a $500 fine for draft evasion.
A federal district court jury yesterday afternoon found Simmon guilty after only ten minutes of deliberation.
Simpscn. not erpresented by counsel, pleaded his own case and quoted scriptures to suDDort his contention He claimed he was a clergyman of the sect and entitled to exemption as a conscientious objector. A similar case against Rex Eugene Blott of Fort Madison was transferred to the Des Moines aes Stan ol federal court and was set for
Current Offensive Short Cut To Tokyo
Washington. D C. (INS) — Secretary of the Navy Knox today described the current American offensive in the Gil-beits as the beginning of a new' campaign to drive the Japs cut of Truk and ether mandated islands on a •‘shcrt-cut” route to Tokyo.
Panthers To Open Season This Week
St. Paul’s Has Tall Lineup
SHOULD HAVE USED 14 * OR LESS OF FUEL OIL
While a wide variety oi article® is
As of Monday, November 22, consumers in this area should have used not Co 11 re 11 ha more than 14'; of the r total yearly fuel sua-d. oil ration.
If the ration, however, is being bum-
wanted,-some clothing is not wanted at ed at this maximum rate, no reserve
to live in a world peaceably together. --
In that hone this nation is unanimous. Several suits filed with the clerk of
The development seemed less important'th? court lr months and years pas; ~ _ -
to some of us, because we expected were dismissed from the docket at the TRAVELING BOARD IN ----
rothin* else Ct course the three great cest* of (he plamufls FAIRFIELD, KEOKUK HEARING EVIDENCE
Of course the three great (Jests of the plaintiffs post-war powers should live in agree- The actions dismissed
IN KEOKUK CASE
The traveling beard, representing the Opal Navy's “Ship Repair Units,” the U. S.
this time, the committee announced. Listed as not wanted are the following: Men's and, boys' hats, caps, shoes, leather gloves, neckties, garters, rubbers, overshoes, galoshes, blippers, collars, suspenders, belts, spats, leather leggings, rubber coats, rubber boots, masquerade costumes.
supply will bo available to meet possible spells of unusually cold weather.
SEN. GILLETTE PRESIDES OVER THE SENATE
Washington, D. C <IDPA>— Sen. Cly Women's and girls’ hats. caps, shoes, m:, Gillette has been presiding over th
merit. Any other course would be fellowing divorce suits; Helen Weir-stupid. is unthinkable. The question bach vs. Edward Ray Weirbach; Leona
bigger than that one. is what kind ol Johnson vs. Garfield Johnson; Opal Navy’s “Ship Repair Units,” the U. S. Keokuk. la. (INS)—Hearing of evi-
an agreement what kind of a world? Beltman vs. Floyd Dettman; Joyce Civil Service Commi sion, and the U. deuce was under way today in Keokuk leather gloves, brassieres, girdles, rub- senate during absence of Vice Pre; i-
Mr Hull has brought us to this Docley vs. Gerald O. Dooley. Other 5. Employment Service r rigir.illv r "» - Federal District court in the case in hers, overshoes, galoshes, slippers, cor- c ent Henry A Wallace aw y on i
cross-roads, but the deciding factor of actions dismissed: Jesse J. Thomas vs. ned in Burlington on November 25m. which the government charges Mrs. sets, garter belts, garters, belts, veils, speaking tour He presided in the b-
the road we will travel and whether David F. Freuer. damage; Katie Pick- 26th and 27th, has been post. on i lo Anna Louise Cavanagh. former Keokuk leather leggings, rubber coats, rubber sence of che regular president pro tem
we will go in sensible unity as we ard vs. Burney Van Ti ump, notes; F. S. November but will be held in Keokuk tank teller, with false record and em- boots, masquerade costumes. pore, Senator Carter GI ac of Vir iv t
should and must, is yet to be deter- Finley vs. Glen E. Blair, et a1., land- and Fairfield, as Burlington is in bezzlement involving the Keokuk school Infants shoes, rubbers, overshoes dia- who appointed him. Senator Gla* .
mjned. . lo.d’s attachment. I Critical Area Viz. I. pupils' savings account. pets. ill at hi- Virginia home.
The Mf Pleasant high schorl baske'-ball team with new names appearing on the ro'ter. will open the season here
Wednesday evening with a ncn-con-ference fee, Sr, Paul’s cf Burlington.
Coach Fred Ekstrand’s .starting team is a little uncertain and likely there will be shifts as the game progresses. Pets Artou 'kip appears a likely 'tart it forward and co-captain Howard Cottrell prcbablv will get the call at the other forward po .tion. Arbuckle can alco be called up ii to play center aud been weking some at O her forwards who may see rct’on are Harold Bittie and Bill Donald.
Wayne Klopfeji'tun. co-captain, will Irk I ■ get he cill .it, center. For guards. she cc ic e ha - bf n usin® Warren Anre von, Allan Shock and Richard M'-Feth most frequently.
St. Paul'- Ins ;hrer regulars from last year's team whi h won 12 cf I* zr.m.'S. Three of :a-'f veal' reserves also a’e available Three of the players are cv r >ix feet, J . inches.
T wo Initiated
S gin a Phi Epsilon announce th? : ut ut ions of Roger Aron ha it and Norman Snow at a c ’reaver.y conducted
i.'t iK’cy (vrning.