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VOL. LXXI, No. 223
THI USI)AV, SEPT. 23, 1943MT. PLEASANT, IOWA!
By Paul Wallon
Leg ion Favors Strong Post-War Force
(Distributed by King Pear urea Syndicate, Inc., Reproduction in Pull or in Part Strictly Prohibited.)
Gains Made | By American, British Armies
They’ll Do It Every Time---
MV sister andpr'Enos
WASHINGTON — MR ROBERT I.. M. PARKS, editor. Augusta Chronicle. Dear Mr. Park I liked your open letter criticizing my post v.ar views, and appri; late the statement that you consider mv column “refreshingly frank ( and singularly free of shallow non-, sense.’ j
At any rate I can agree with you thoroughly in the final thought ex-p esied in your letter:
This is the time for straight speaking and straight thinking, no one needs pull his punches or hide his opinions rn etsfort cd silence ’
In that spirit I would like to sift the | cation which you have taken. You hold that if we keep our armaments, we express distrust cf the rest cf the world and that we should go into the peace conference in an open hearted manner, and if we fail to, we will promote another war I do not distrust the other people of the world. I know them as I see them expressing themselves in their actions, and I do not consider them much different from the Americans I see around me, as far as their human instincts arc concerned. Everyone here and abroad wants to get ahead himself advance his pos.'ion, or at least make it secure to the utmost of his ability. So do all nations.
DROPPED ISI JUST AS I WAS COM i NUS TO you P. party -1 BROUGHT
HERE COMES MINNIE, The QUEEN BEE AND HER HUN6RV MOB ‘A/i 'HE PARTY'S ON HALE RATIONS J \
I THINK SHE SUB-LETS THESE PAP TY INVITATIONS WHEN SHE’S ASKED ANV
Rush Baby To
Getting Ready For Drive Against Naples
We should not like to go to the world bargain counter to encage in ti ade with a pistol protruding from our hin pocket,” adding, “we would
promote another war by our very arrogance and pistol-toting proclivities ”
Allied Headquarters in North Africa 'INS* - American Lieut. General Mark W. Clark's 5th army today smashed a new salient into German lines guarding Naples with a drive into Acerno 5 miles northeast of Monte Cor vi no.
I The British 8th arrrr- at the same time scored a gain of almost Ii) miles by capturing Avigliano northwest of Polenta in -south centi ti Italv The 5th army battered at the withdrawing forces unceasingly The 8th army swung its line steadily forward to draw abreast of the 5th for the eventual all out drive on Naples.
* The American and the British units of the 5th army engaged the naxis in ] hard fighting on the sector north of Salerno where the Germans clung tuboornly to dominating po mons in rugged ter* ain.
All along the 5th army front heavy pressuic was maintained against the withdrawing enemy who used small pools of tanks and employed mines and demolitions to hamper the advance which already has carried General Clarks forcer forward an average of IC to lo milev
(bartered Diane In Race Save Baby’s Life
Wants Army, Navy Ready For Action!
Des Moines. Iowa (INS) —An airplane was speeding eastward today in a race to save the life of 13-dav Ola Beverly Helen Primus of Des Moines.
The child called “a beautiful baby"! by attendants reportedly was born] with misplacement of
National Defense” Resolu-] lion Is Adopted
Bond Premiere F*rm Worker
Killed In Crash
MacArthur Extends Drive Against Japs
Allied Headquarters in the South-west Pacific 1 INS* General Douglas No one In thLs counts wants to go MacArthur extended his drive against aggrring in quite that way. although the Japs on New Guinea today in a
Persons Attending Bought $70,000 Worth of Bonds
( ar Collides With Truck Lnder Viaduct
was not enough room in four-passenger plane.
Meanwhile, the mother was at hei home anxiously awaiting the first message from the physician on how her i daughter is standing the trip.
! Members of the family said Beverly ! Helen had been kept in an incubator J at Mercy hospital in Des Moines and ( that constant administration of oxy-i gen had been necessary to keep her
First Little Six Opponent Here ailve
Omaha. Nebraska 'INS' -The Amer-stomach and'ican Legion demanded at the closinf
other organs that compress her lungs, session of its national convention to-
and virtually prevent breathing. 'day that the United States maintain ail
The plane was enroute to Boston, army ,nd nav\ big enough after thai where a Massachusetts surgeon is to war to be used as an expeditionary?! perform the delicate operation to re- force’* to carry the war to any futural lieve the lung pressure and give the enemies.
child normal health. The child was It adopted a national defense'' rea
ccompanied by a Des Moines physician elution which insisted that the United! and a special nurse with oxygen tanks. States never be caught unprepared] The especially chartered plane left Des again; that it be’ ready to c?rry the] Moines at 8:00 a. rn. today. fight to any enemy and so prevent]
The father, Lee Primos, a Des Moines him from bringing the war to our] lawyer, did not make the trip because land.” there was not enough room in the
Ottumwa To Play Panthers
To the accompaniment of a rousing ovation. Admiral Ernest J. King, commander-in-chief of the United States fleet, was formally presented today with the American Legion's distinguished service medal.
Ohio, Iowa —-'INS)
Moore 47. of Valeria, la., was k.lied instantly tr day :n the head-cn crash of his automobile into an oil truck under
lf anyone else is going to have pistols coordinated land, sea and air assault per*cn* attending the show disclosed there or neat we would of r ourse, aimed it the big enemy supply base of tha their bond purchases totalled $70,-
want the biggest, nearest But the presence of a pistol does not miles northeast of captured Lae
mean war The Augusta citizen who
The Bond Premiere at the heater Wednesday evening was an a viaduct a’ 'he edge of Colo, outstanding uccess w ith hundreds of, The oil truck driver, Georgs B Ke.s bond purchasers enjoying the picture sel, of Des Moines, who escaped injury “Destroyer” r aid that Moore apparently last control
of hts automobile on the curve as he approached the viaduct and
Tickets turned in at the theater bv
into the truck.
Mt. Flea' Mi h - Vs footpad men will meet their first Little S x opponent of the season on McMillan field Friday evening A formidable opponent it will be 'oo. for the Ottumwa Bulldogs are not to be underrated even though they crashed I have many new names in the lineup.
The Panthers have a fighting chance
Mrs. A. H. Michener Taken by Death
III The Months
The major points in the resolution recommended.
1. Universal military training for all youths.
2. “We urge that our army wbth its adequate air force be maintained at all times in readiness as an expedition, ary force.”
3. Maintenance of a navy “capable of meeting successfully any probable combination of hostile fleets.”
4. Naval and air bases throughout! “the seven seas ”
5. Treatment of lock-outs, strikes
Mrs. A. H Michener. 71. cf South and othcr forms of interfw-
Moore reportedly was on his way to' and if they swing into action as they ;White sreet passed away at 3:15 this enf® wlth *a! production as treason^
McCallsburg, la., where he was employ-! hope they can, fans will see an toter- morning following an illness of six Jhe I
esting battle 'month*. She had been in poor health foetal government assume the finan-
" This week‘the men have been eliminator the last five years. elal responsibility of caring %for veluring some of he weaknesses shown rn She Ls survived by her husband and erans of the current world war until]
the New London game. Line woik ha- three children, Misses Edith and Edna they find jobs.
A Flying Fortress Station Somewhere ‘ been improving and there has been Michener at home and Charles Miche-in England (INS)—Captain Clark, more time on fundamentals as well as ner of Burlington. Two sisters and two Gable completed his 5th mission as ^developing plays. brothers also survive, Mrs. Ella Gray,
aeiial gunner and photographer aboard. ---- Mrs Aridie Shook and Harvey and Les**
it United States Firing Fortress and ^ ~~ ---- —I he Hallowell, a1 living in Ohio.
has one in his heme does not it there to start a war.
Living pistol* aside, where did you get the idea that the world pesce table is going to be a bargain counter? Bargain for whom? I have not heard
the Huon Gulf, 60 OOO Scores of persons who bought bonds and held tickets did not attend, some Allied amnhibious units went ashore because they were unable to get in at in force six miles north of Fmschhaf- the first shew and others because or en under cover of shell fire from Unit- other reasons. The $70,000 was the a-ed Nation.- warmups and bombs and mum of actual purchases as repremachine gun blasts from allied air rented on ickets presented for adrms-
ed on a farm.
of amone ottering lo give anvilling (J. S. Fortresses
my I have no. heard of even any BLast Installation,
The theater was filled to capacity for the first show and a large percentage of the seats were taken for the second.
GABLE EARNS MEDAL
earned an air medal for his work
cut rates being offered.
That peace table will not be as you describe it Statesmen dim’t carry et! iier pistols or bargains to international conferences
That peace table actually will be more like a business conference table in this country. Around it will be gathered highly competitive statesmen in charge of the governments of the world, dealing in the biggest business
INS) - United States Flying Fortresses today blasted naz. naval installations at Nantes, France and the air ministry announced thu British night bombers had carried out a very heavy raid on the German rail and industrial center of Hanover.
The forts battered other objectives in western France in addition to Nantes.
The RAF forces which struck Han-
Unique Contest Announced;
Greer Sentenced On Escape Charge
Many Single Men on U. S. Payroll
• Funeral services will be held at the Crane Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3:30. O. E. S. funeral services a' the grave.
Military Affairs Committee Given Information
( Appears Before Judge Leary at
War Bonds To The Winners K«rt Madi*°"
Ft. Madison. Iowa — Two inmates of
The Mt. Pleasant News carries an announcement of a unique!1 e stat€ pnson heie i)ieaded guilty to contest. Three prizes will be given on November 6—1st prize - escape charges before judge J. R a $50.00 W ar Bond; 2nd prize - a $25.00 War Bond ;* 3rd prize
Attend Hearing On Bus Application
rn the world, e ich trying to get ahead over wa's belie'<*d b>' co.i st a I observers ^jg.oO in Stamps to some lucky person in this community. Here
of the other.
No business man goes into such a competitive business conference in Augusta or Washington in an openhearted big-handed way. If he does. he knows he will soon lose his shirt and cease to be a business man. Ii he tried it, you would wonder how he ever got to the position he occupies
to be one of the largest ever sent out at night by the bomber command The air ministry described the raid as a
completed in 30 minutes, were left blazing.
The night assaults cast the ARF 26 bombers and one fighter.
is how it warks: The merchants whose names appear on the advertisement as sponsors, will give purchasers a vote with each .
............ ~ penny of purchase. These votes are evidenced by the merchant’s ’ was raptured Sept. ii
concentrated saturation assam. sajos s]]p or \yy a .special coupon. They must be asked for at |fenced 10 five years
the time of* purchase. When vou buy from one of these mer-!charse-
chants, ask for your “War Bond Votes/’ DaIe Greer- who was committed from
Leary in district court this morning.
Ira Doss, who was serving IO years for robbery frcm Ringgold county, es-
caped Sept. IO from a prison farm and wcre in clt5 Wednesday to appear
Washington, D C. * INS)—The house military affairs committee was told today that a completed report by the Selective Service commission which has not yet been made public shows that | there are 675,000 draft age men. on the
He was sen-on the escape
If you are trying for this bond your-
Headquarters of the United States self, keep the votes and bring them 8th air force said that the forts were to The News office at once. In ac-
The thing that gets me is tha’esccrted by fighters in the attack on ccrdance with the printed rules in the cffjce
never hear the Russians or urging such an attitude on their statesmen. Generally, right now, you hear ~~
their people or statesmen complaining Capture of Poltava
because the. are not getting enough Announced By Soviets
Moscow, Russia (INS)—Capture of Poltava, key to the Ukraine, todiy was
BI T LET US BLINI) OURSELVES
to that and assume, as you errone- announced officially by the Soviet high
ously might, that everyone came to command.
the next conference as you want us ----
to be, at least as far as armaments are concerned. Have you forgotten so coon what happened at Pearl Harbor, And to France?
The Japs came to our disarmament
Air Corps Band To Play
advertisement. If. however. some friend has asked you to help him or her then take the sales slip or coupon to him so that he may turn it in for credit. The person accumulating the most votes bv the time the stores close Nov. 6th will receive a $50 war bond for his efforts. 2nd prize, $25.00 bond and 3rd nnze $12.50 in stamps. Practically every line cf business is represented so that you may get vote creclit on any merchandise you want to buy.
Free Votes Henry county to serve a 10-year sen-
To each person who signs and sends I tence for breaking and entering, es-or brings his entry -blank (printed I caped June 21 and was recaptured ai elsewhere in this issue) to The News j Burlington, Sept. 13. He was charged v Saturday. Oct. 2. we will j with escape and with being an habit-make a present of 1,000 votes for his-ual criminal.
promptness. Th it is the equivalent of! Judge Leary sentenced Greer to a $10 of merchandise purchased and may I total of 25 years on both charges after be the riiffe enee between winning and j the convict entered a plea of guilty, losing, so sign your coupon promptly. I The court ordered that the 25-year
Mayor H. L. Shook. Supt C. A Cottrell. president of the Chamber of Com- federal payroll who are single or mar-merce. and W H. Barnier, secretary, ried without children.
The statement was made by Rep. at a hearing before the Iowa State Harnes, Indiana republican, a member Commerce Commission relative to pro- cf the committee who said that in one posed bus service between Iowa City agency alone — the federal security and Fort Madison. Winfield also was administration — there are 1.086 single represented at the hearing. men and 1.184 married men without
Application of the Sparrow line which children who are not yet in the armed J operates between Ft. Madison and .service although of draft age.
Quincy and has other lines was heard Wednesday and the application of the Bee Line company, operator in this vicinity, was to be heard today. The local men did not have to attend today.
Free Show For Bond Buyers at Theaters
There is no age limit for contestants, young and old. men, women, boys and girls — all may try. Each week The News will publish the standing of the
sentence run concurrently with Greer's present breaking and entering sentence.!
contestants so that vou may know who;
Van VIeet Asks
Per-ons who buy bond^ it the Temple and Colonial theaters nrxt Monday I will be admitted without charge to the I
______ show according to announcement to- J
New York, New York (INS)—Approx- day by Mr. M. L. Di kson, who is co- ,
innately 20.000 American and British operating in national Movie Day for J
REPORT 20,000 HELD BY ITALIANS RELEASED
your conmen tors are stand.
and how they;
For ISG Probe
The*band from the Iowa' Wesleyan air corps detachment will take part in a war bond show at the Fairfield high conferences all the while hiding pistols school auditorium Friday evening.
under the bed at home. Hitler had so -
many pistols buried so deep that neith- settling back behind our fortress to er France, Britain, nor America had enjoy a long and definite era of peace the slightest idea of his massive sn- and concord." periority (and incidentally, he himself I do not
want to withdarw any-
did not begin to know the size of the where. I merely want to profit by our
hidden Russian armaments, as his mistakes which should be fresh in our
general, and, in fact, oui* own, thought minds.
Russia callid be conquered in 60 to 90 The bases are absolutely essential
days) for our protection. Everyone knows
Trust? This war started with secret that. Therefore, we must have them,
armaments in a world which we We already have leases on a few
thought was policed securely by the of them. We cannot afford to lease oui democratic fleets. We nearly lost be- security from others any more than cause we were caught flat-footed on we can depend on a navy of battle-that erroneous ground. ships leased from otheis.
You say my ideas would “withdraw A nation can survive in this world
us into a sort of armed isolation, arm- only if it is strong morally, econom-ing ourselves stiongly, taking posses- ically. and militarily. The stronger we sion of a chain of outlying bases, and are in all these ways, the better,
Please enter my name in MERCHANTS’ WAR HOM) CLUB
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Mail cr Bring to the Mt. Pleasant News office
'servicemen previously held as prison- the third war loan, ers of war by the Italians today were Further details will be enounced
_ ! reported to be fighting the Germans Friday.
Des Moines, Iowa (INS)—Iowa Farm in Italy.
Union president Donald W VanVleet j The report said the Anglo-American 5oViet ForCCS
came into the Iowa State College con- prisoners were liberated after the Ital-
troversy today with a letter to Gov- ian armistice.
ernor B B Hi kenlooper demanding | — —
investigation of the institution's “aca- MRS. FRANCES POWER
Hammer at Kiev
demic freedom" status.
He asked a probe to determine to "what extent academic policy in the college is influenced by undesirable pressure groups.’’
DIES AT OTTUMWA
1,090 FREE VOTES
If Your Entry Blank Is Received by The ML Pleasant
The death of Mrs. France* Power of i Ottumwa, but formerly of Salem and Pulaski, occurred this morning, in Ottumwa. The body will be taken to Pulaski for burial.
; Mascow, Russia (INS*—Soviet forces pounded ahead on every sector of the Russian battlefront today ham-* mering at the gates of K:ev and the approaches to Smolensk, chief German garrisons still standing intact en the Dnieper line.
(Editor's Note: The German high command admitted abandonment of Poltava between Kharkov and Kiev.)
! A* Moscow radio broadcast not v*/* conf rmend by the high command reported that Soviet nuts had reached
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1943
to do Your Part in the Third War Loan - - Buy Your Limit in Bonds Today.
Mare Johnson ami others have given the Dnieper river v el: <>•<• n of Kiev
i deed to Stephen Williams for a New The iud 'rial cr \ ■•! Dtnep - k London property. a site of a gigantic American built dam
Julia S. Fetterman has given a deed destroyed by the Russians at ’he time to R D. and Agnes J Fetterman for of the ne: invasion was reported PO acres in Tippecanoe township. within artillery range.