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VOL. EXXI, No. 230FRIDAY,. OCTOBER U 1913
MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
By Paul Mallon
(Distributed by King Feature* Syndicate, Inc., Reproduction In Full or In Part Strictly Prohibited.)
WASHINGTON — ON ITS I AI I
the promised appointment of General Mar >h Ii */ em to forecast a large new of fen ive on the European front
Even the White House attitude encourages this Impression. The president .shatnly criticized the recent public (out rn vt j v over the matter in how. e and the press, and on the radio on the grounds that it was matter.
Yanks Of Fifth Army Enter Naples
B-C Gasoline Coupons Cut To 2 Gallons
They’ll Po It Every Time - - -
“A” Rations Left Gallons
Washington. D C. - The office of he I j nee administration (OPA) Thursday night raised the gasoline ration of card holders on the Atlantic sea-j board from 1% to 2 gallons and simul-existing niilitarv mat- taneously cut the value of “B’ and
a military j 'A
“C” coupon to 2 gallons everywhere east of the Rockies.
The cut in the B and C rations wa limn 3 gallons In the midwest, south
ers In Italy and In the air bombing campaign are not such a.^ to require Marshall's tran fer. Consequently, the general assumption must be that a pew olfen ne is Imminent. west and outheast It was from 2
Tilt Al STEK-WADSWORTH com-J vallon.- in the northeast, pulsory labor draft bill is dying on the vine The only one who could i>os&i-bly revive it and put it through is Mr Roosevelt. His persistent silence has discouraged the backers of the
legislation They now know they cannet get the measure out of either the house or the senate military affairs committee even as far as the senate floor lur public discussion.
The only administration authorities who forcefully have advocated ti re me.isure are war secretary Stimson and hp assistant, Patterson Congressmen have heard rumors that at one time the entire Roosevelt cabbie’, wanted the bill, but apparently not now It I obvious Ina* the strength of oppositi rn from labor and indu try has made it a dangerous measure politically.
Indeed the republican authors of the legislation have grounds to suspect that the administration has left them holding the bag too long IIH RIGHI LABOR DRAFT regulation which it would impose upon all men from IR to 65 and women from IO to 50 would make them legally if not practically slaves of the state as far a t a u ament of work is concerned. It follow» a totalitarian theme which is away from the latest trend of Washington event; are: popular opinion.
The labor assignment* system instituted by Bernard Baruch on the Pacific coast has furnished a more democratic w\iy of meeting the problem It has some of the elements of compulsion in the establishment of priorities for wotk and the restriction of hiring to government employment agencies, but Ult nian i confined to a local emergent v basis and the Compulsion has been voluntarily accepted by those involved.
It is at any rate a two-to-one bet that the national over-all compulsion of the Au in-Wadsworth bill is dead until after the next elections, at least. The Baruch idea may be* extended to other emergency localities.
THE SENATE NAVAL AFFAIRS committee killed the provision permitting W*AVES to go overseas, largely on the private recommendation of some naval officers.
The committee members made some personal investigations of the WAVES organization during their recent vacation travels, and brough back splendid reports. They found many girls with unusual education and exceptional background in that service.
However, to transport them overseas would involve complications of housing which probably would cost more than their transportation would be worth.
The idea of sending them over was supposed to have had the endorsement of Mrs. Roosevelt, but even so, some of the naval officers remained skeptical.
"A” rations were left at 3 gallon;' the midwest and southwest The changes were effective at midnight Thursday.
Even before the changes were announced a house subcommittee la.d plans for an investigation of motoi fuel rationing and distribution generally.
OPA said the move would bring gasoline consumption into line with available supplies” and achieve ‘‘virtu*! equalization' of mileage rations throughout the entire area of shortage The effect of the move is to increase the A card ration in the northeastern shortage area from th* to 2 gallons a week while red rn mg the B and C ration; in that gasoline-starved region from 21- to 2 gallons ea^h In the southeast North Caiolina, South Carolina. Georgia and Florida— B and C rations are cut from three to two gallons while A card rations are moved up from I1- to 2 gallons each.
Open Airplane Major Axj
Repair Shop ...J
— City * alls
First Downtown Repair Shop of Kind Here
Tile Mont hoi Fixing Service, which ha.' the contract for the preliminary f! glr training of the a r detachment men at Iowra Weslevan has leased the east build.ng owned by Ervin M'.tors on Washington street and has opened an airplane repair shop in the location.
Motors will be overhauled and other work relative to the repair or inspection of the planes will be done in the location.
This is Mt Plea an"s first downtown airplane repair shop. Repair wv>rk was done at the airport by the Mon-
City Reported Clear of German Army
Allied Headquarters in Norm Afti a — (INS* —Troops of the U S. 5th army today captured the city of Naples, second largest port in Hilly and southern defense garrison of Rome.
A special commun.que late 'his afternoon said:
“Troops of the 5th army have en
tire! service previously and in the past tercf* Naples.
“The city is reported clear of Germans.”
FADING OUT WMV TIC I TWO NEW CASES DlDki’T J TAklE. A SUITE each-THEV’lL DO IT EVERY
TMA SJV TO Ro/ FERRAS
when the hangar and airfield W'ere in use here, repair work was also done at the field.
More Pledges In Bond Drive Listed
Fleenor To Have Big Dispersal Sale
CH ANGE IN PLACE OF DRILLS AND AUCTION
Total Now In Mt. Pleasant Over $271,000
Additional pledges in the City war
Thus the first nhase of the campaign launched by Allied forces under Lieutenant General Mark W Clark at Salerno, ended in complete triumph.
Germans On The Hun The German army still was intact but on the run and abandoned Naples, under overwhelming superiority only after destroying its harbor installations and everything of military value within the city itself.
Both British and Ameucan troops
bond drive have been reported to fighting under the banner of the U.
IOO Head of Herefords Listed; Sale Gets Much Attention
Ca'slogs are now being prepared f r a Hereford dispersal sale, one of th largest in this vicinity for sometime, at the Roy Fleenor Cjity View Farm at the north edge of Mt. Plea ant on November 4 Mr Fleenor includes sn the loo he d of Hereford.. 33 young cows with 24 Civilian consumption in the midwest caiVf,s many bred cows and heifers, 12
and southwest has been running clo e to 75,000 barrels a day more th rn these regions were allotted, OPA sa.d, de-spi'e th** recent 25 percent reduction in value of A, B and C coupons in that area.
‘‘Under these '■'circumstances there was NO OPTION but to cut civilian further.’' OPA said “It is Imperative that all water be squeezed out of supplemental rations and that B and C coupons in the hands of motorists represent ONLY THE GASOLINE THEY ACTUALLY NEED for occupational use.
“One way to do this is to reduce coupon values and to make special provision for cases of extreme hardship, and we have decided this is the simplest, (airest way to meet the present problem.’’
“We will see that every
open heifers, 21 bulls and, four her! sires; some mi’standing young bulls. He has bought some of these animals from the best In-rcis in the country and others were raised on the farm here.
The sale which will be held rn a large tent to be i v< cted on th- Fleenor place, is already attracting nationwide interest Inquiries have been received from five s ates including West Virginia at this early date.
The First Methodist church is of-lering a Sunday evening service at 7:30 through the fall, winter and I spring months, beginning next Sun-e. sential day evening, October 3. Tile program
worker get to his job," OPA pledged.
Governor To Speak At Homecoming
I A change In plan. tor the war bon*.
! auction which will be held in MI I Pleasant Saturday was announced this ; morning.
j The military drill will take place at the East College campus at 9:30, the band will play in Central park at 10.15 and the auction will be held in Central park (In the Mt. Pleasant square) at ll o'clock. No events will be held at McMillan park. The Legion will serve lunch on the west side of the square which will be roped off.
Meanwhile manv more donations haw been received for the bond auction and many others will be brought in Saturday morning.
The complete list of new and former donations available at pres.^ time: Automatic Electric roaster with di. bes—REA office Two $50 bonds—Lawyers of Henry County
$5 in cash—Dr H. T. Dickson $5 in war stamps—Ck A. Cottrell $5 in war stamps—Iowa Southern Utilities Sack of Flour—Rite Price Two cartons of cigarettes — Vail's Lunch Box $10 in cash — Wolf's Shop Shoe hospital, Sunderlin printing. Lamm's barber shop, Wittmer battery. $5 laundry service—Modern Laundry 5 quarts motor oil—Taylor Motors
raise the trtal pledged in the City to $271,493.00 The following is a report
S. 5th army participated in the great victory which marked the first seizure
Keeler s Kub-
will be varied. From the Department | of Visual Education kcdachrome shoes J and films of religious sign.finance wih | 2 oven dehydrator kits—Foss appli-
be secrred for some Sunday evenings. ance
5 quarts motor oil—Caldwell's Serv
itor. Hick en looper Coining Here October 15
On others, special programs of music. of lectures by outstanding speakers will be presentee. Tile remaining Sun- \ day evenings the minis er of the I church will speak. J
I On next Sunday evening, October 3, »
_ Rev. George G Hunt will spea kon!
Governor B B Hiekenlooper will be the subject, “One Plus God.” The j the guest of honor in Mt. Pleasant familiar hymns of the church will bel at Iowa Wesleyan at the Wesleyan sung. I
Homecoming to be Imld on October These services are cpen to all who 15, 16 and 17. want to spend a quiet, inspirational
The popular Iowa governor will hour in the church on Sunday even-speak a- a banquet to be held at the ing.
Methodist church on the evening of —---
Friday, Oct 15. The banquet will follow a military review* at five p rn bv the 82nd college training detachment at Iowa Wesleyan.
Following the banquet, a bonfire on the campus and a parade to the business district will bp colorful even s
2 carton’s cigarettes bard.
Sack of feed concentrate—Smith produce
Glass coffee maker—Nesbitt Electric Two bag.-: egg mash Sheila bar gers.
A calf presented by Gilbert Schuer-man and Ed Anderson tone of the Bonar calves from Texas)
A Berkshire Gilt given by Seeley and Cash.
$25 bond by Central States Insurance Association $25 bend bv Insurance Plan Savings and Loan Association SIDO bond by Henry County savings Bank
$25 in merchandise by Hoaglin's store.
Five gallons house paint; five gallons Pennzcil motor oil— Brown-Lynch-
$5.00 in merchandise—J. M Burd Shoe Co.
One pair h*alf-soles—Long Shoe Repair
One, 2 gallon can Mo or Oil - Value $2.00—A. & P Tea Store.
One basket apples—Mt. Pleasant Mill s I Fruit Supply.
Six packages Kienzo—Conover Grocery.
$2 00 - Groceries—Scotty’s Grocery,
One meal ticket—B & H cafe. Carton cigarettes—Brau’s Drug. Dobbs Hat—Panther & O’Connor (Continued on page 3)
on the pledges secured by the specta’ of a major Axis city on the European groups and business and residential mainland since the war begun, committees: ! Leas Than Month
Special Groups, A. M. Wettaeh, ' This major success took less than
$ 705 OO
I (Monthei Flying Set vice * County Officials and Employees P. E O ' Federal Agencies (over payroll)
State Hospital, staff and employees C B Ar Q ’over payroll)
Hershey Barracks employees Public S duo's staff Iowa Wesleyan College staff
S ate Highway Employees Business Committees, H, L. CarTolI, Chairman.
Team I Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5 Team 6 Team 7 Residential Committee, Mrs.
Wa id I (south of Rail-
a month for its achievement The Italian mainland wa.* first invaded on September 3. fourth armi-1.462 00 versary of the war s outbreak when the 681 OO British 8th army streamed across the Straits of Messina.
755.00 , Six days later the American 5th j army went ashore under cover of ter-
3.518 00 rifle aerial and naval bombardment
231.00 and the beachhead was established, j but there was one aeries of savage
375.00 ( German counter attacks which at one 2,026 OO time sent the Americans reeling back
I to Hie shore line,
1 710 OO J Re-inforced and determined, the 169 OO ( Americans held. When it still appeared from a distance that the battle
j was touch and go, General Clark is-$2,512 OO j sueci an inspiring order of the day
2 200 OO j Which ended with the words:
1.229.00. We’re here and we will remain.”
2 .693 .001 __
1,137.00 3.733 OO Iva G.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR OF ROTARY COMING MONDAY
W. A. Harriman Named
Ambassador to Russia
Washington, D Roosevelt today
L'u G Chiys'er, gave ncr cf 132nd dis’riot of Rotary Interna tonal, will make his f rst cff.cial visit.to the MI. preceding a program in the band itand P-casant Rot ry club the evening o. , in Central parjc. October 4 He is mayor of Grinnell
A military review at McMillan park, anc^ is a member cf the Grinnell Ro-mass calisthenics and crowning of the tary club.
homecoming queen will take place on Chrjsder will meet with the club to _____ Saturday morning A picnic is sched- advise anc! a sis’ Pres. Harold Lamm
c (ins)_President tiled for the afternoon, the homecom- and V. L Estle, Secy., and other of-
named W Averell inS dance in the evening. On Sunday fleers of the club on ma to s perta n-
, ■ ... . tup hnmpcnmine service will be he’d ing to club administration and Rr tar?
Harriman, lend-leasfc expeditor In the homecoming service win or nt.u &
r a f Methodist church service activities. He is one of th*' IS*!
Great Britain as United States am- ut the Methodism cnurcn.
u I ____ _ govemo-s of Rotary int?’natl mal who
bassador to Sovit Russia air ii I y r inr KCDH KTV are supervising the activit es of 5,100
Harriman succeeds Admiral William WILL McCARF. ACREAGE Ro dub8 nl0re than 50 mlnt, 0;
II Standby, who recently returned qj, n()RTH WH1TE SQLD
throughout the world.
from Moscow and resignee ,
—- The Will McCabe acreage at No th
Charles Frederick Arthur, 62, pass- white and Wesit Broad streets has City I* 311 Custodian Hired ed away at the Arm Arthur residence beni sold to the Pratt brothers who Frank Moyie of Fairfield, an Pinon south Main street, Thursday eve- expect to move to the place Novemoer plcye at the Iowa Ordnance Plant. ring. James Arthur of this city is a i from their farm Consideration for has been hired to serve as custodian brother and Mrs. Maude Archibald of the acreage, which has good improve- at the city hall He succeeds Paul Cedar Rapids, a sister. men s and fruit trees, is understood Welcher who resigned recently to be-
Funeral services will be held at the to have bern $6,500.* pit1 work with the Taft tin shop. Mr.
Crane Funeral home at 2:30 p rn. on The McCabes expect to move to a and Mrs. Moyie will move to Mt. Pleas-
Saturday. Burial will be at Oakland smaller property as soon as they find ant immediately and Mr. Moyle will Cemetery. a suitable location. begin his new work next Monday,
Enter Bond Contest, Get Free Votes With Money You Spend
You can enter the Merchants' Bond Club any day. but you must bring or send your entry by Saturday, to the News Office, if you want 1,000 VOTES FREE. Try for one of the prizes. Clip these coupons and bring or send them to the1 News office NOW!
EVERY CENT you spend with any of the merchants on the Bond Club Page in Thursday’s paper will give you ONE VOTE. Save your sales slips or vote tickets that merchants will give von. Read the easy rules on the Bond Club page of Thursday's paper. Get your friends to help you save.
ENTER N 0 W
road' Ward road i Ward Ward
4.737 OO !
2 fsou’h of Rail-
7.962 OO j 9.043 00 3.661.00
Mc COA, Russia —(INS'— Gorman armies in Russia fought fiercely today against Soviet blows toward the vital nazi bastions of the Vitebsk. Mogibez, Gomel and Kiev, chief German strong-points of the German's Dnieper river j defense lines.
Capture of Kid ch en junction of rail
ways I and 2 (north of Railroad) 5,38100
It has been asked why the purchase by the Bor,rd of Supervisors for Henry County w’as included in the City report This was because it was assigned to the special commitee for In-I stoTu ions-Oorporations for the i City, and the City’s quota raised accordingly by the County Committee. The Supervisors’ purchase will of course be credited to the total County quota of $705,000,00.
j road lines from Bryansk and Roslave to Moglian gave the Russians an important strong-point only 58 miles southeast of Moglian center cf German defense barring the port to Poland md the Baltic states.
Bond Auction Information
Please enter my name in MERCHANTS' WAR BOND CLUB
Mail or Bring to the Mt. Pleasant News office
Interest Revived In USO Operation
Regional Executive Assures Support of Project
Place—Central Park Time—Saturday, Get. 2 EVENTS 0—Drill by Iowa Wesleyan air corps at East College Campus
10:15— Concert by Military Band in Central Park 11:00—Bond auction starts and continues until all articles are sold.
11:30—Lunch served on grounds by American Legion.
HOW TO BUY Bid in terms of bonds you will buy Saturday. Top bidder
1,000 FREE VOTES
If Your Entry Blank Is Received by The Mt. Pleasant
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1943
Interest has been revived in a U. S. jO operation in Mf. Pleasant by the , visit in town Thursday afternoon of w c. Wining, associate regional ex- j gets article free.
' ecutive of U. S. O. of Kansas City. Mo._____ ,_____
Plans which wrere drawn up in the Wining's visit, spring for a local U. S. O. operation Personnel of the comme tee includes we re given a set back when all U. S. O. Frank Abraham, vice chairman; Mrs operations in Iowa were transferred Lyle Shellabarger, secretary; O B from supervision by a Chicago office (Taylor, treasurer; Mirvin Patterson. to a Kansa City office. This resulted information and publicity; H L. Car-m unavoidable delay but every assur- roii, h L. Shook. Capt. John Huttig, ance was given here Thursday by Mr! j Mrs, stace Croal, T. R Taylor, O L
Wining of U. S. O.’s support of the Nesbitt. W H Bu inter, Mrs Betty
local project and immediate action in Hatfield. Joe McMillan. Frau* Grub?, setting it up. | Rev. Carstensen. Mrs. Iva Holland,
In view- of this new development, a Mrs. Paul O Connor. M. L. Dickson, meeting has been called of the USO. Karl Hoaglin, Mrs. Eugene McCoid. committee cf Mt. Pleasant by Mrs. L. Mrs. C. E. Hunt. Mrs B. E Seelev P Ristine, chairman, to be held at the Also invited to the meeting are mem-Americait Legion Home at 7:30 o’clock pers of the American Legion executing evening Friday. October I. It is tive committee and Mrs Tom McCabe. Ii ped that a full membership be chairman of U S. O. hostess commit-
p.esent to hear the report of Mr. tee.