Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 15, 1936 · Page 55
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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 15, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOIEtGAZETTE, DECEMBER 15 1936 FIFTIIN CCC BOYS ALSO STUDY INTERESTS OF YOUTHS VARIED Free Time Finds Them in Different Fields of Study. A cross section of the boys enrolled in the CCC camp at Hampton shows a variety of interests among the youths. Practically all have some ambition they are nurturing for the time they leave camp and, although temporarily satisfied in their present activity, are looking forward to the time when they will have a job in some private field. Education in the camp is based on what is considered the most beneficial tc the needs of the individual concerned. Consideration given to the boy enrolled in a camp is not calculated on how much work or service he can give to the state or government but instead, the individual needs of the man is uppermost in the minds of the administration. From the time the boy enters camp until discharged, he ; j placed in the position of the benefactor. First, the company commander sees that he is provided wi ;h adequate clothing, shelter and good food. The project superintendent with the aid of the educational adviser interviews the boy with the intention of placing him in a job most adaptable to his former training and experience, keeping in mind the boys' general possibilities for new developments. The educational adviser is responsible for seeing that proper academic and vocational training is made accessible to him at all times. The sub-district chaplain, who visits the camp periodically is always ready and willing to assist in the moral training of the enrc-iiee with many fine talks. Theory Includes Practice. With the creation of the CCC came the conception of education, supported by practice, and this has proved its value as carried out in the past three years of CCC existence. The CCC plan of education has initiated and put into action the principles as laid down by many leading educators of the age—learn by doing. Boys come to the camp who have completed regular public school academic training, but are proportioning materials, erection of steel for reinforcement, placing expansion joints, estimating, burlapping, prospecting for aggregates, testing of gravel, sieve analysis, boiler operation, plotting, repairing gasoline motors, jackhammer operations. Processess including mechanical drawing, free hand drawing, art and design, arithmetic, algebra, plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, blue print reading, reading architect scales. The above jobs, which were necessary for the construction of the dam, must be classified as learning on the part of the unskilled CCC man and which involve concentrated effort on the part of the ECW technician under whose guidance and teaching all developments are made. BOYS THRIVING ON WORK OUTDOORS (Continued From Preceding Fare) everything and everything in its place." At 7:45 work call is sounded and all men, except those necessary for camp uverhead, are transported by truck to the work project 3 V± miles from camp where they are engaged in project labor until 4 p. m., when they are returned to the campsite where they have until 4:55 for a shower, shave and dress in "class A" uniform (which is required for retreat formation.) Then comes "chow" at 5 p. m. and the remainder of the evening the enrollee is at leisure to attend classes, shows, see his best girl, sleep or otherwise occupy his time according to his individual desire, until 11 p. m., at which time he must be in his bunk unless previously granted the special privilege of a "late pass." These are sometimes granted when desired by members who have exhibited good conduct. In addition, all me:» must serve their turn as kitchen police and extra-hour details necessary properly to maintain and improve the camp buildings, area and equipment unable to qualify for a job of any kind. It is then the duty of the camp administration to set up a program whereby the boy can train himself for a futare job. Research into the background of the boy is almost always necessary. This is / accomplished through personal interviews, and after an understanding has been reached, a definite educationa course can be mapped out to suit the needs of the individual. Scholastic Levels Tabulated. In the company, which is composed of 131 men, the record shows that 13 men have had less than an eighth grade education 42 men have completed the eighth grade, 63 men have had some high school work, while others have finished the course and 13 men have had some college training. In outlining an educational program, there are many phases to be considered. First, the boys are grouped as to their educational levels, 'and strongly advised to keep to that particular level in academic courses. The industrial courses are open to alL Courses in the elementary level offered and under way are, arithmetic, advanced arithmetic, civics, geography, advanced government, grammar, map making and spelling. In the high school level are bookkeeping, trade science, and typewriting. For the college level, business psychology and forestry. In the vocational department the following courses are offered: Sheet metal work, steel machine lathe operation, cabinet making, wood turning, ground school aviation and journalism. Meet After Work. Classes which fsl' in the unclassified groups are: Design, lea- MANY WORKED TO GET STATE PARK (Continued From Precedinr Fife) the first step necessary ror creating a park was to acquire options on the land to be prepared to present it to the state. A new chapter of the Izaak Walton league was formed in 1933 with Wayne Ferris as president and Wilburt Parks, secretary. Dr. K. H. Johnston and Dr. J. C. Pow[ ere were named on the lake committee. Options on land were obtained by August, 1933. To get capital, 63 lots on the north shore of the lake, 300 feet from the shore line, were plotted for sale. In accomplishing this work and obtaining approval of the state fish and game commission, local residents give much credit to Dr. Johnston and Mr. Ferris. Land Was Purchased. Land purchased included 174.69 acres from Henry Paullus, 1.42 acres from George Bramer, 46.62 acres from William H. Haw, 11 acres from John Roberts, 21 acres from Fred J. Paullus and 16 acres from August Varrelman. Much of this work was done before it was known that a Civilian Conservation corps camp could be obtained to make the area into a park. A. C. Wilford, third district representative in congress, took an important part in having a CCC camp situated at Hampton. Dr. F. J. Colby of Forest City, state conservation board member, was MASON CITY'S GROUP LARGEST Many North Iowa Towns Are Represented in Enrollment. The 17 young men listed from Mason City comprise the largest delegation from any one town at the Civilian Conservation corps camp at Hampton. The camp is known as Company 2717. Those listed as leaders in the CCC camp at Hampton include Dale E. Brehmer of Dumont, Lee Dawson of Marshalltown, Cleo A. Garrett of Fort • Dodge, Robert O'Connor • of Lake City, Dale Stennett of Elliott, John R. Wai- line of. Clarion and Albert McQuiston of State Center. The assistant leaders include George G. Berlin of Iowa Falls, Preno Biacchi and William Caine of Fort Dodge. Christian O. Knutson of Thor, Edward L. Lange of Hampton, Raymond Leonard of Clarion, Raymond McGurk of Briti, Verne McQuaide of Iowa City ; Carl L. Smith of Boone, James T. Toops of Clear Lake, Milan Van Sickel of Conrad and J. Russell Wilhelm of Clarion. Enrollees listed ares Mason City—Bill H. Badker, Irwln Ferris, Donald F. Fisher, Robert E, Freudenberg, Merrill W. Hopkins. Marvin N. Hoveland, Donald J. Howard, Lester W. Huntley. Lawrence W. Klein. Louis J. Klein, Richard G. Modlin, Arthur J. Moore, Martin A. Shinn, Norman A. Svcndal, Marion Thompson, Richard D. Tuthill. Henry J. Weitzel. Hampton—Wayne R, Branan. Earl Lange. Maurice L. Towle, Eugene Wilson, Vemon A, Saur. Parkersburg—Jake C. Adelraund. Frank J. Allison, Robert C. Allison, Elmer W, Kemmerer, Wayne Pelton, Albert M, Thome. Robert Thorae. Bristow—Donald Ashworth, Richard Schriever, Jesse C. Young. Listed From Greene, Geneva—Armour Carlin, Iowa Falls— Harold C. Fitzgerald, Robert W. Kennedy, Arnold W. Stonebraker. Dumont—William Freese. Belmond—Roy Hake. Greene— Walter C, Hartley, Hodney D. Shepard, Arthur R. Stevenson. Coulter—Robert IE. Hansen. Eagle Grove—Edward Heslop, Willard Johnson, Virgil Smith. Bancroft—Arthur L. Magarell. Clear Lake—Harold Mulert. Algona—Harold J. Nelson. Alexander— Peter Pals, Jr. Clarion—Raymond H. RcH. Thornton- Craig Roney. Clarksville—Herman Rust Dows—Howard W. Severe. Rockwell—Howard W. Steines. Waterloo—Ralph L. Brown. Glenn L. Cameron, Alfred B. Caughron. Jack C. Luloff, Richard A. Petersen, Charles E. Saul, Joseph C. Stern. Fort.Dodre Represented. Fort Dodge—George L. Burd, Francis R. Crimmins. Marvin Ewin£, Frank Gustafson, Alfred Jensen. Raybum Lentsch, James A. Purkapile. Walter H. Steberg. Raymond K. Svaleson, Francis M. Sweeney, Clifford G. Myers. Marshalltown—James L. Harrison. Merle Lavender, Ford Price. Melbourne— Elmer F, Decker, Relnbeck—Paul W. Braesch, Donald R. Morrison, New Hartford—William Brennan, Carl Larson. Tama — Raymond -Brunes. Humboldt— Leonard J .Dunscotnbe. Gowie—Harvey M. EasLey.-Sacnum—dyde-W. Ericknon. Dayton—Harold R. Evans. Janesville—lames W. Hickle. Cedar Falls—Louis Hulsinjj. Ames—Dell Inman. Carl Olson. Waverly—Leslie Lahman. Harry T. OTDay. Sumner—Gordon Marks. Albion—Clifford Maxfield. Eldora —Carroll E. Lamb. Hawarden—Robert A. Pearson. Ashton—Kenneth A.. R.oth. Union—Warden A. Ruth. Livermore— Clarence P. Schrieber. Larrabee—Ralph G. Smith. Goldfield—Clarence A. SteffR. Rock Valley—Burt H. VanHolland. Webster City—Claude Woolaver, Shell Rock- Francis Wildeboer. Local experienced men include Elmer K. Bolk, Leon Carey. James M. Holland. Edwin Mueller and Leil B. Walker, all of Hampton; Albert Carter of Popejoy. Archie J. Edwards and Harold Johnson of Eacle Grove. Vemon A. Stennett of Elliott and Earl H. Stroud of Geneva. CHARLES CITY NEWS 360 Are Invited to Annual Meeting of Floyd Farm Bureau CHARLES CITY—Invitations are being sent out to 360 members of the Floyd county_ Farm bureau to attend the annual meeting in the Lutheran church in Charles City next Monday, Dec. 21, starting at 10:30 a. m. B.. K. Bliss, director of the extension service at Ames, will be the principal speaker. He will appear on the program at 1:30 p. m. I. E. Trottenow, district organization director, wil] also give a short tilik. The business session will be held in the forenoon with reports of committee chairmen and election of officers for the coming year. Luncheon will be served at the noon hour by the women of the Lutheran church. The meeting is not limited to Farm bureau members. All farmers interested in the activities of the Farm bureau have been invited to attend. Mrs. Walker Funeral to Be Held Wednesday CHARLES CITY—Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in Riverside cemetery ior Mrs. Harriet Walker, 82, a former resident of Charles City who died in Minneapolis. She was the widow of Warren Walker. The body was brought to the Lindaman funeral home. Rockford Poet Gives Program at Charles City Club Meeting CHARLES CITY—Miss Marguerite Hoffman, Rockford, fourth district chairman of the poetry division of the Iowa Federation of Women's clubs, gave a poetry recital Monday evening' at the Christmas party of the St. Charles Women's club at the home of Mrs. .George A. Blake. She read her own poems interspersed often with comments on what prompted the composition' and at the conclusion of her planned program was asked to continue for a longer period. Miss Gusta Clemens, president, introduced Miss Hoffman and also Miss Watson, member of the high school faculty, who sang two contralto solos, accompanied by Mrs. George Bentley and Virginia Zastrow, who played a violin obligate. Both words songs were Bentley. The social committee had charge of the refreshments which were served from a table decorated with red and silver. Mrs. Hoffman ac- and music to the composed by Mrs. companied Hockford. her daughter from Charles City Briefs Booher-Mnrch. CHARLES CITY—Miss Ruth Booher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs O. J. Booher, Charles City, and John W. Murch, Powersville, were married Sunday afternoon at the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Murch by the Rev. Mr. Manlove. Miss Ella Booher was the bridesmaid and Harold Murdihg was best man. Mr. and Mrs. Murch will live in Charles City where Mr. Murch is employed as an electrician. Rock Grove Meeting: Held. CHARLES CITY—A crowd attended the Rock Grove Farm bureau meeting held at District No. 7. The program consisted of community singing, music by Mr. and Mrs. George Frese, piano solos by Miss Frese and Miss Hartwig and a talk on the agricultural outlook by the county agent. CHARLES CITY—A marriage license was issued to Harold F. Volbrecht and Irma B. Schilling, both of Charles City. Mr. and Mrs, Charles Dinkel entertained a few friends at a buffet supper to announce the engagement of their son, John Dinkel to Miss x Olive Arness of St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Dinkel has Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men New Motors Bought and Sold Zack Bros. ELECTRIC CO. 306 2nd S. W. Phone 977 thercraft, first aid, safety, health, teacher training, foreman training, leader training and correspondence. The above listed classes meet in camp after field working hours and are known as leisure time classes. Job instruction is one of the important phases of the educational program. Under the leadership of the project superintendent and. his technicians the work project is attacked from the constructive point of view with the emphasis on the learning process of the men involved. Each job is broken clown into various processes which involves 1 a great variety of working skills. With demonstrative and closely supervised guidance, the men are assigned to each unit job with ful instructions as to proper methods which assure satisfactory results from the standpoint of man as well as the job. Add to Trade Knowledge. The construction of the dam involved many individual jobs which the boys learned to perform and by so doing added to their trade knowledge which will be of benefit in the future. Some of the jobs which have been attacked from the educational as well as from the construction point of view are: Mortar mixing, rock laying, ock masonry, carpentry, rock rip- rapping, form setting, quarrying, drilling, grading, blasting, sizing rock, stripping, crushing, spalling rock, tool sharpening and tool repairing, ax men, wood carving, dragline operation, concrete finishing, rodmen on survey, instrument men, chainmen, blacksmithing, precise cutting and jointing, active in promoting the interests of the park. The Franklin county fair board donated a site for the camp. At first tents housed the workers, but now many barracks instructed of wood have been built on the quarter stretch. "CC Company Formed July 4, 1934; Now "las Nine Barracks The original assignment of CCC workers to Hampton was from the camp at Eldora. The new company, No. 2717, was first organized on July 4, 1934. The company was first housed in tents. Only July 13 of that year, 195 enrollees arrived and had just got settled for a severe storm the next evening, when only two tents were left standing. On Aug. 13, 1934, permanent buildings were started and in a mont 1 ! the Franklin fairgrounds was transformed into a barrack city. Included in the CCC buildings are nine barracks, hospital, mess hall, recreation building, combination bathhouse and latrine, officers' quarters and administration auilding. CCC Camp Operated as Independent Unit The CCC camp at Hampton is operated as a little city by itself, directed from administration headquarters and with its own government. The camp has its own hospital, its own tailor, a mechanic, classes and many other self- sustaining features. Its own paper is published by the boys, with E. F. Becker as editor-in-chief, J. T. Toops as instructor and J, R. White as makeup editor. Co-operation of Hampton and many other communities has been given for the boys. Officers Are Re-Elected. CHARLES CITY—R. O. Stoeber was re-elected director of West St. Charles township Farm bureau. Mrs, S. A. Werk was re-elected chairman of home demonstration work and Don Fluhrer was reelected secretary. A large crowd filled the schoolhouse and listened to numbers presented by the rural schools and a one act play presented by a group of young people in the township. PRUSIA'S SALE ESTATE SETTLEMENT Continues to Offer Unusual Savings in Christmas Gifts and Winter Merchandise SUITS a,d O'COATS Two great lots of good plain and fancy' patterns in the late models. They're authentic styles and tailored to fit by master tailors. Reduced to— Coniferous Forest to Be Io\ e lowa's Largest Franklin county will have, at Deed's lake, what is declared to be the largest coniferous forest in the state, when the planting of 6,000 additional evergreens donated by the Ferris nursery has been completed. PHOTOGRAPHS of Distinction Have Christmas Photos Made Early RUSSELL PHOTO STUDIO PHONE 2272 NEXT J. C. PENNEY CO. Early Dike Damaged by Muskrat Tunnels In bygone days, William Beed paid trappers 10 cents for each muskrat trapped on the shores of ihe original lake, which furnished lie water to run his mill. This trapping was encouraged to prevent the rauskrats from becoming ,00 numerous and weakening the dike by tunneling through it. To unnel through the new dam vould mean going through many eet of rocks and concrete. „ Complete Auto Electric Service For All Cora and Trucks JACOBY Battery and Electric Service 110 8. Delaware Phone 318 The Value of the Yeor in UNION SUITS Good heavy ribbed, 16 pound garment in mottled gray. Very special All Wool MUFFLERS Beautiful CHRISTMAS NECKWEAR At Reduced Prices Big variety of patterns Reduced to Men's BLANKET BATH ROBES .98 BOYS' LEATHER MITTS Fleece lined, knit wrist W 19 Buy your Christmas and your winter needs at reduced prices. You con make a big saving here. been employed there since he finished school. Mrs. C. J. Eygabroad had a major operation in the Cedar Valley hospital Monday, Mrs. Melva Henning Nielson, Faribault, -Minn., presented a group of her Charles City pupils at a song recital at the home of Mrs. Dorothy Olds Sunday- evening. Mrs. J. E. Salsbury who toured Europe last summer with her husband spoke on "The Charm of England" at the meeting of the business women's department of the Women's club Monday evening in the First M. E. church. Dr. Sivert Erickson supplemented her talk with pictures taken during the tour. He and Mrs. Erickson traveled with Dr. and Mrs. Salsbury- Miss Damrise KJtch read "The Christmas Carol" at the meeting of the Central P. T. A. last evening. The grade children took part in the program by singing Christmas songs. A similar program was given at the regular meeting of the Lincoln P. T. A. in the high school auditorium. Starter Generator and IGNITION SERVICE CENTRAL AUTO ELECTRIC CO. 23 Flnt St. S. W. Pk*n* 4*4 A cut crystal pipe tobacco humidor is decorative and functional. A chrome pipe rack that the late Chic Sale might have called a "four holer." This modern crystal and walnut pipe tobacco humidor also provides room for four pipes. Two lighters that function without wick or flint. A modern cigaret case of metal and enamel is smartly personalized by three initials on its cover. Traditionally smart is the pigskin, seal or morocco cigaret case that is fairly fkt and carries 20 cig- arets. SMOKER'S DELIGHTS E smoker is fair game for the gift giver. JL Whether he favors cigars, cigarets or pipes, there are literally thousands of gifts, smart in appearance and fascinating in their ingenuity that will please him. If he smokes, your gift problem is pretty well solved. Check his favorite form of the weed and give him a generous supply of the particular brand he swears by, or give him something with which he can light, puff through, carry or store it. You might choose either one of these two tobacco pouches with impunity. The top one is regimental striped silk rep with an oiled silk interior, while the other is of leather with talon 1 closure and is streamlined, A desk lighter which has been combined with a clock, and a cigaret lighter and case which is particularly appropriate and practical for use with formal clothes. ESQUIRE will answer all question* on man's fashions. Write MEN'S FASHION DEPARTMENT, THE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE and .ncloie a self-oddraeM** stamped envelope.for reply.

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