Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - September 17, 1943, Mount Pleasant, IowaVALID RATION STAMPS Sugar 14 - Through October 31 Gasoline No. 7 Expires Kept. 21 Fuel Oil 5 - - Until Sept. 30 Fuel Oil I (new) until Jan. 3
THE MT PLEASANT NEWS
VOL. I,XXI, No. 218
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 1913
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MT. PLEASANT, IOWA
Tribune Reports Lively Buying by Iowa Farmers
Escaped Lifer Hunted In This Area
The Chicog Tribune gives this re* port of .spending by Iowa farmers. Bi it an ac'rn a'e general picture or are only a /• w <pc die cases Jted? Draw your own conclusions:
Ames, Iowa What is the farmei doing with the money he is getting from bigger crop returns and higher prices?
Tire answer to this fan br* found in|fi*y night from Springfield, Mo., where
With County Men And Women In The Service
Sgt. Walter Sammons arrived Mon-
They’ll Do It Every Time
IX3LLS, DOLL BUBO ES, DOLL
paiits all over the mouse? BUT MOM And pop WERE PATIENT GPEMADINIE. WOULDN'T BE UTILE FOREVER.
the cols red picture aborning the front cover of a mail order house catalogue It depict a smart looking young lady clad in a sleek fur coat, price of th?
The farmers and their wives are buying diamonds, fur coats. Jewelry, grand pianos, and radios with feverish en-thu iasm ami they are paying cash.
Cf sttjr Watches Snapped I p.
Take the ' ase of Maurice* Noonan, J Quarters jewel) r in Eagle Grove. la. He recently * Kansis received a shipment of two dozen high Kan priced wri t watches By noon the nam'' day the supply was gone a* prices ranging from $50 to $75.
At the Eschbach music house in Arnee, the owner, Arthur Eschbach, groaned at the mention of radios and pianos.
“Boy, if we could only get some more New pianos at $>>5 each went like wildfire while we had them. Radios move out of stock as fast as we get
he was given an honorable discharge from the army.
Mrs Ethyl Watson of Hillsboro has received word from her son, Id. It.
Wayne Wats* n, that, he ha somewhere in North Africa.
The new adore of Cadet Robert Ii. Vandeuberg is: A G. T. Unit 3710.
A Co B. Van Zile Hall. State College, Msahi ten,
N' w address of Pvt. Russell Johnson, B-l A R T C l oc Knox. Kv I
N<*w addr' pvt. Ralph S. < .»rn»-
han, ABN 37674697, Co D 710 M P. Btu, Pl Snelling Minn
with Bond Purchase
them The fanners have bought out every top priced musical instrument we
have ;,iv ct ’■< em mien ted in po-- -
cha .ng th* cheaper type And Ju t Buy Bond And See think, they all pay cash,” he said.
Lean Companies Room.
Surprisingly, the little loan companies in the agricultural ‘owns are doing
a ‘hrlvukg buaineM Farmer, ar. grab- of any amount remember to bint? up loan. of *200 and OSO to buy i™' ticket,, to tim Bond Premiere H ported
bargain item* their chicker
Runyon Forces Escaped Slayer Farm Couple I Made Stops In To Aid Him’ Mt. Pleasant
Drive Through Henry County Was With Abducted Farm In Early Morning I Residents
Des Moines, la. -<INS>- An in-, Mt- Pleasant was a “shopp.ng stop" tensive manhunt was underway to- for Thomas Runyon, escap^i Fort
day in southeastern Iowa for Thomas, Madison prison lifer and slay#, at an J Bttnvon« 38. escaped lifetime pri.s- early h*ur this morning. He and the
crier and slayer from Ft. Madison adducted Earl Vincent family made
penitentiary after he abducted a farm' two stops, one at Van s Lunch box for
couple ann forced them to drive with cigarettes and the other at the Sin-
him about 70 miles and then forced [clair service statl0n for
another driver to continue with him. About 2 a m thc V‘ncent car stoP* , . , . , 'ped at Vans and Mrs. Vincent was sent
Runvon was last seen headed north K _
.. __ * into the hamburger shop by Runyon
on highway 218 in the direction of...... , .... . I
Iowa City. The lifetime prisoner escaped from the state penitentiary
Monday night by digging under an electric fence.
He fir ;t appeared at the farm home
‘Destroyer” At Temple
With every purchase of • war bond
Naval Station Blast Kills 17
Norfolk, Va. —'INS)— The navy re-cday that 17 persons were
,* a c f mr. sites, increase the Temple theater Wednesday night, killed and more than 250 injured in an flocks, or put additions September \ he 22
Knox In England
London, Eng. —(MSI— U. S. navy .secretary Frank Knox arrived today in London. Knox wa* accompanied by Capt. Leland Level! director of public relations.
Hillsboro First To Beat Quota
of Earl Vincent about five miles north of West Point which is about 12 miles from the prison Thursday evening Drive To Haskins He forced Vincent, his wife and their 24 vear old daughter into the
to buy cigarettes for hun While Runyon and Vincent waited outside, she had opportunity to tell of their plight, but did not do so. She told officers ! later she was afraid to say anything as Runyon had warned that he would shoot if they got word to officers and any car pulled up alongside.
Ray Vandenburg recalls the woman coming in for cigarettes, but noticed nothing unusual in her actions. She was there very briefly, he said. He was
i explosion at the Norfolk naval air
The show for that night will b** station Fourteen of those injured were
“Destroyer” a Columbia pie tun- fea- on the critical list; the nav . com-
turing Edward G Robins'n Admis- mandam Rear Admiral H. F Lear.
on their houses.
Jewelry stores report a heavy farmer trade In diamonds and expensive jewelry Good wrist watches for sons in the service are a favorite Item, the merch-ant« report.
One business man who asked thai his name not be u pd i-> making a fortune touring the east coast buying up However „ . T-,
Iowa and hive your ticket in advena* and be t>|lv „ LJnnfl pol
assured of your pP-a.sure in attending 1JUJ « 1,1,1111
thLs movie which is part of the third
sion will be limited to 'ho e holding announced, tickets given in exchange for the pur-! He stated that early report
chase of war bonds There will be a witnesses led them to believe the ex-, Increase 18 months, $1,669,000* War Bond booth in the foyer of the plosion came from ammunition rn per cen^ increase 38.5
Third War Loan quota $705,000
, Hillsboro is the first subdivision of Henry county to go ever the top in I the September bond drive. The south-! west Henry county town did not stop
T 4-lwx I 1/X11 \T by just b’rely makinS the quota’ but in inc VuOUniy crippled the allotment figure.
- The quota was $9,000. The Septem-
Dec. 31, 1941............ $4,335,000 i ber drive bond total to date is $29,-
June 30. 1943............ 6,004,000 '275.
family car and compelled Vincent to aware tbat Runyon had been drive him through New London and ^ nearby until about noon today.
Mt Pleasant to Haskins.
There after a tire blew out Runyon j Roy Gasoline
forced Vincent to stop at the home of' At the Sinclair station, Mrs. Vincent Ross McCreedy, auto mechanic living ' asked for gasoline, stating they were in Haskins, and compelled Mrs. Vin-fon an emergency trip to the hospital cent to go to the door and arouse Mc- at Iowa City, a statement evidently Creed*, and tell him they needed.made at Runyons direction someone to drive them on an emer-
fheater the night of the Premiere, transit. it will be a convenience to
used pianos, shipping them t selling them to the farrows
•Business Is tenffic" he reported.
•and I '"an't possibly fill all my orders " war loan campaign.
Buv Farms for Cash. Bonds are on sale at the Henry ——-
or K id en f irm real estate deal- County bank the Production Credit (.rand ( hump Beef On Menu At cr operating in nor e n and centra! office the Federal Loan office, the Restaurant Sunday
Iowa reported that many farms ar * Savings and Loan Association and the
t The money is already in our hanks. Have YOU bought all the bonds that you can? There
Places Selected For New Invasions
gency trip to an Iowa City hospital j They all got in the car, but after a j few block. , Runyon ordered the Vin- 1 I cents out of the car.
Met'reedy Out j At a point near Riverside in John-, son county Runyon also ordered Mc-! Creedy out of the car and drove away.
( flu mn FrPP iire only ll clays left in Septem- „ v. .. ,
V ll oil IP Octl r I tv y)er for vou buy your share in I resident Reports lo Nation In
attendant, Robert Packenham, had the Vincent's sign the necessary statement and sold them six gallons of gasoline. Packenham w*ent home this morning without knowing that. Riyiyon had been in the car w'hich he serviced.
At Haskins where Runyon left the Vincents, they called Sheriff Putnam of Washington county, who took them home and later took Vincent back
being purchased for cash. Only about post office.
30 per cent of the buyers are city peo- ------
plr ! king for it investment he said DGvL|. VV ffelitlP ( Bi*
The r> st arr tenant farmers with ex- dlUK?Il TV Oil I IC I <11
*ra cash deciding to go out on their Found at Keokuk
The more serious aspect of this new
the I hire! War Loan.
Youth Banquet at Methodist Church
M-essage To Congress
Washington. D. C. — 'INS' — Presi
dent Roosevelt reported to the nation 1
'Runvon had appeared at the Vincent .... , „ . . .
, ;. 2 ^ ,r, i to Haskins to get his car. They stop-
faim home last night, threatened Vin- . _
I , , .. ped in Mt. Pleasant at 7:45 this morn- x
[cent with a pitchfork, made capt yes| ^ ^ informa„on
cf the three Vincents and compelled ^ ^ abdpction ap(i (hp stop3
Mrs. Vincent to prepare him a supper . ^ ^ Map_
Vincent’s shotgun.]^ ^ also t0 the sincIalr
He called for
ning Cline and
tcdav that complete plans have been ! f°°k 11 t0 ?n<> farm >h°P an W, a, station where Vincent said he wanted
today that complete plans nave oeeu hacksaw sawed off the gun barrel, of-
made with times and places alread-v I ficers were told I to explain
G A Shaw, owner of the Hi-Hat cafe announced today he will serve the _
grand champion baby tK-ef of Henry j.*or(y.^jx Young People Attend selecteri for the invaslons 01 Germany j Thg vincents said pe told them he;
* * **1 rr..-j-.. * 3nd Jspsn. | * * * ** ■ — *
Event I in a special message to congress, Mr.
______ Roosevelt gave a long and detailed re- j
county at the Hi-Hat Sunday—and persons may have their servings with-
__out charge if they choose. — ............- _..... __ ____ .
-T-w ixTnnA oar Ktnion here' The only requirement to get the The opening event of the fall season port on the conflict with the empha- made twQ §tops in Mt pleasant
found rural wealth is causing consid- The Alber Woi . ^ frcemeal is that each individual buy for the Youth Fellowship of the First sis we are still a long, long way from |
a dangerous inflation.
Prof. William Murray, agricultura* officers to economist at Iowa State college, report- driven southward.
ed ‘hat land values went up 6 per cen* Sheriff Manning Cline then sent in the firaf part of tnt year and sine"* word to Keokuk police that the car then have boomed another 8 percent, might be there with the result it was Control Is Urged located.
Absentee landlords are coming in ---
Tenant farmers are buying farm- and w> I
others are expanding their presen* tlO DUIIlUCia lAJOi farms. Some form of control must be effected immediately or the situation will become dangerous, Prof. Murray said.
Murray reported two
erable cone-m amons agriculture1 (rom near the Dona.ti OI .station as ^ ^ a ,a-ar bond An issuing Methodist Church was a banquet held ultimate victory in any major theater ( b__
economists. They are worried aboui Saturday night was oun in eo u . | ^ ^ at the cafe most of the Thursday evening in Fellowship Hall, of the war. I
land.valif-8 which are spiraling upward Finding en a song ok an ot^ cr a ^ starting at noon and bonds must Forty-six youth of high school age sat Operations thus far in the Mediter- Do»*»i F'lllPfi With
and urge immediate controls to Pr“'C!. ides from the car a ong lg way ^ bought at the cafe in order for at the attractively arranged and dec- lanean . in the Pacific and the Aleu-
south of Mt Pleasant mi persons to receive the free meal. orated tables. The councellors and tians are just the beginning of the
conclu e t at t e ie ^ Those persons who do not buy bonds, mothers of the group prepared the allied blows at the axis.
but wish to partake of the champion- dinner aqd the members of the In-1 —--------
ship Angus raised by Jon Kneen, will torrmdiate Fellowship served it. _ „ ,
be taken care of also and the entire a leaflet carried the menu and |>0|()WT F rC?6Zinj£
gri;>s receipts from the e customers toast program. Phillip Niles served as _
will be used in the purchase of bonds toastmaster. Howard Cottrell offered j |J| jNOrth lOWcl
b\ Mr. Shaw, he said. the prayer and Northa Weis led the j
Night of Terror
was Runyon and officers said there; Vincent related to officers the story was no doubt as to Runyon's identity. J of events of Thursday night which
About two a. rn., it was revealed, must have been a night of terror for
the Vincent family.
When Vincent went into his haymow about seven o'clock Thursday evening to throw down hay for feeding. Runycn jumped upon him. tied him with baling wire, and at the
point of nitchfork tines began directing Vincent. They went to the house
' where Mrs. Vincent and the daugh-
Lightning Ignites Building On tor .ere taken rn charge He directed
Mrs. Vincent to prepare supper and ( raig Smutz Farm iate beartiiy From Vincent, he obtain-
———— ed the shotgun and five shells In the
Hillsboro — During the severe elec- workshop, the gun barrel was sawed
In Ploesti Raid
Reservations may be made ahead of singing. Darlene Adams, oresident of | ^ Moines low time for a certain hour, -tarting at the Fellowship gave the wr|ds of
a —(INS) temperatures
Below’ tr*cal storm here on Wednesday morn- off
noon. Serving will contmue as long welcome to new members who were the | lQWi duniv, the r
as there is demand through the after- honorees, and Marsha Carroll respond- , ^ Moines weather ^bureau
i it ^pattered mg the barn on the farm occupied by night, the'Mg and Mrs. Craig Smutz south of
From Vincent, Runyon obtained a
.Jnoon and early evening. Persons are ed. The three toasts were inspired by.
Washington. D. C. —'INS)— Presi _
, . .I j, i i tiv,t S3 urged to make reservations in groups George W. Wiseman’s
paradoxical dent Roosevelt disclosed today that 53 & t „
_ . A ^ u irtcf in of three or four, if possible in order prayer. 'Building Ones Self,
trends among farmers. On one hand heavy American bombers were lost in
they are retiring their debts at an un- the daring raid on the Ploesti oil fields ° li a
precedented rate, and on the other they jn Rumania and more than 500 men
are going deeply into debt to buy land, are missing. ___
building', machinery and stock -Editor’s Note: Lieut. James Huston ^
Despite all this, the rural bankers arc of Olds, bomber pilot, recently was dAZUUKA DUIN NUW having a happy time. Bank deposits Rsted as among those missing in the^ PROVIDED IN QUANTITY have climbed sharply and they report pioesti raid. a better increase in this line than the ------- —
city banks , • in waterloo WPB EASES YOUR
suit" ."SSS-: ' ’ plumbing problems
“We haven’t done as well \ nee alt ii —
the last war. when day laborers bios- The War production Board* today souled cut in silk shirts.” made it easier for you to replace th it
today while forecasting rising temp-J eratures. Spencer and Decorah re-
ted ( Hillsboro, filled with IO tons of loose fiair of overan.s, a shirt and a new hat. hay and 1,000 bales of hay was struck He ^old yjncent that he need not
. I by lightening and burned to the give him a new bat_ but Vincent said
by Xrres The bureau” Mid'n I Sround. They had just finished with ,hat was all he had He directed Vin-
Virginia Ebert; ‘ Building Our World,” rpnorLs on or0bable damage to'the milking and had turned the cows ^ give him two dollars Vincent had
1 ‘ ... . ‘ nut Rpvpril spts of harness were also U,,f mmvnn Hlri not takp it
The chamoionshin beef will be the by Betty Linch; and “Our Dedication ““o!is"and "tha^ extent of injury to out. Several sets of harness were also more> but Runyon did not take it. He only meat on the menu for the day. to Christ,” by Alanson Elgar. 'vegetation would depend largely on | destroyed. The tractor which was in directed Mrs. Vincent to give him some
------- I Following the program at the tables 4V,„ tpm-1 the fcam was gotten out. bread and some eggs, which h<* put in
duration of the below freezing temperatures.
Washington -(INS'— The war department announced today that the versatile “Bazooka’’ rocket gun is now-being furnished to United Nations’ troops in quantity by the United States.
the remainder of the evening was spent socially in the recreation room.
Harney Takes Over “ aJt7alerno Implement Store
J In the same storm a horse owned by his clothing. [Bert Shamblin was struck and killed. LaUfr RUnyon
Allied Headquarters in North Africa — GNS' - The long awaited junction of the U. S. fifth and British eighth
The department added that the dripping bathroom faucet with a new proJectile ha5 proyed it5 worth
as a supplement to the equipment of
SALE OF THREE LOCAL
marched the Vincents to their car ordering them to get in the front seat He rode in the back seat and kept the gun ready for action. ,
They drove to New London then west to Mt. Pleasant where the stopv
It’s all strictly
legal, however, for
those houses and IO large r" CHRIST AND LARSON
TZlTtLZout* r«* ~. wedding in MISSOURI
tories by amu- and navy trainees.
Mrs Madge I Glade, director of res
T. H. Harney of Aledo, 111., has ac quired the McCormick Deering store armies took place today when pitioLs here and in the future will cperate cf the two great allied forces nu t nuri-the implement firm under his name, way between Sam I and Agropou on Mr. Harney, wife and ll, year old the Italian west coast, raiding groups, landing parties, tank- daughter w\\\ move here as soon as! This meeting bringing rapidly near-
’..... ’ 1 ey find a location. | er the moment when German resist-
Mr. Harney has been associated with anre at Salerno wi I be crushed in a
The gun can pierce armor of all Intornational Harvester the last 17 giant nutcracker climaxed a breath-
types of enemy tanks which have so years j T jsieiscn and the rest of the taking northward drive bv the eighth
far been pitted against allied forces. organiMltion h:re will continue with army under Gen. Montgomery. Nazi
In the North African campaign the store j 10'islance soufla Salerno proved to
Bazookas of one American division j liave been extraordinarily light,
alone destroyed at least six enemy tanks.
_ The gun has also been proved ef-
aiwl Torcnn cnn of Mrs Gust Lar- fective in penetrating thick brick walls, — —
and Miss Rosa- rock masonry, structural steel and Cedar Falls. Iowa — Enrollment cf Mc scow*. Russia — i.no
and Miss Ros pr08pectivp pedagogues at the Iowa lines along a 1.000 mile front wavered to Mr
I. S. C. WOMEN TO TAKE one.
OVER FRAT HOUSES william Ogden, district manager for
Ames, la. — Feminine voices will the wpB in the Daveni>ort area, . wcnnnaissance out- ,
Who through the halls of 21 fraternity authcriIed plumWng and heating in- huntlng unlts and ieconn vaI ' they find a location.
houses around the Iowa State college du;^rjea piace a higher priority campus this fall and winter and the rating on orders for replacement parts
men’s bunk rooms will become bou- wdbout notice or certification from
Garretson and Garretson, real es tate br< kers and Robert Hannah, were made. house salesman, report the sale of the
John King house on East Washington WHITE STREET PROPERTY
street to David Barkey. 5 miles south
west of Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Burkey pur- - SALE IS REPORTED
chased this nice all modern house for _
a home and will move to Mt Pleas- Hild Reaj Estate reports the sale of
idence at the college, announcing the son of Mt. Pleasant,
new plan for housing women when line Christ, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. rahoad rails.
DECREASE IN NUMBER -
AT STATE TEACHERS Front
German j Homes Inc., of Mt. Pleasant and sold and Mrs. Guy Simpkin. 7
id a ma r mavri Christ of Burlington were In defensive action, the war depart- state Teachers college stood at 820 perilously today as the ie suit , a ..... u ‘ . ,.,T, purchased thF
they begin arriving Sept. 2L said a ma- Bernard ^ t pointed out. Bazooka t«*ms may early Mite week. with 744 women and Russian break through in the area and Mr. bmipki.i pu ’
vps’dence superv sor or house married at Lancaster, Mo., Monaay, v j Kiev and Smolensk and home for their daughter and son-m-
mother WU. ^ stationed at each house sept. 13. The couple will live in MI. be drawn from tho tanks ot chauffeurs. 7(1 men. The enrollment of regear gua dmg Rte an Sn, ;0 0-?,;py the ..ame when
!Tnd hours and house rules will be un- pie,a,rn. Mr. Larsen Is employed by truck drivers, ammunition bearers, or- students showed a decline of 561 from capture of another Impi aml 1 ” ‘ * the C B Ar Q railroad. de riles, clerks end mess personnel. that of a year ago.
on the southern front.
ant in the near future and take pos- two-apartment residence, located
session. at 412 North White street and owned
They also report the sale of the Angeles. Calif, to Mr and Mrs.
Mary Hines house on East Monroe to by Mrs Sarah Sprott Robertson of John Hines of this city. Mr. Hines stanley Feehan of this city. The Fee-purchased this property for a home han family has been living in the and will occupy the same. lower apartment of the property for
Also reported was the sale of the the past several months. nice new home owned by Pleasant -
BLAME POOR WELDING
FOR BIG IN< H* SPLITS Washington, D. C. — Faulty factory welding seams caused a few “split joints ’ in th** New York branch of the • Big Inch" oil pipeline, the petroleum admin stratum for war said Monday.
the war Is over.