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.MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER24• 1936 SEVENTEEN Mason City's Calendar Dec, 25—A n t i o c h commander. Knights Templar, observance of Christmas at 11 a. m. Dec. 29—Junior college homecom- ine dance at Hanford. Dec. 31—Globe-G azette New Year's edition. Here In Mason City For Christinas use Luxus ice cream for dessert. Sixty boys from the Y. M. C. A. v.-ent on a hike to Decker's Wednesday with Dick Holman in charge. The boys were treated to a sandwich and milk by Decker's The Globe-Gazette's annual New Year's edition will be published on the last day of this month, Thursday, Dec. 31. At fuest day Wednesday in the boys' depaitment of the Y, M. C. A., 17 boys were guests of boys who are members. Another guest day will be held Saturday. Frank Webb, former Mason Cityan who now makes his home at Dupuyer. Mont, is visiting friends and relatives here. Dr. Harry Maine, 123 1 /; North Federal avenue, left Wednesday night for Kansas City, Kans., to spend Christmas with relatives. Arthur Pickford. 204 Seventh street .northeast, left Thursday for Des Moines where he will spend the holidays with his son, A. H. Pickford. E. M. Jacobson, 541 Nineteenth street southeast, who has been at the veterans' hospital at Des Moines the past month, returned Wednesday riight to spend the holidays with his family. He is to return to the hospital the first of the year for further treatment. A. 3. Ask, 919 Adams avenue northwest, left Wednesday night for Sioux City to spend the holiday season at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Iverson. J. P. Perry, manager of the New Iowa theater at Iowa City and formerly manager of the State theater here, spent Christmas in Mason City visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hartman, 242 Crescent drive, left Thursday to spend the holiday with relatives in Ute and Lake View. TWey planned to j-eturn Sunday. Miss Avis Kislia, 31H/4 North Federal avenue, will spend Christmas with her mother at their home near Io\va Falls. Clifford Humphrey. 809 North Federal avenue, left Thursday evening to spend Christmas day and the week-end with his parents in Oskaioosa. MASON CITY MERCHANTS REPORT BUSINESS GAINS Bank President Plays Role of Santa Claus Willis G. C. Bagley, president of the First National hank, played the role of Santa Claus at-a Christmas party given for officers and employes of the institution at the bank Wednesday evening. He is shown in the middle of the front row in his St. Nick regalia. The program consisted chiefly of a pantomime, "The Night After Christinas," in which Francis De Sart was commentator and the following, the actors: Hartley Blewett, R. C. Keister, Harry Van Every, James Richardson, Lloyd Farrer, Lloyd Loren/.en, Sidney Thompson and Norman Lysne. Doufflas Swale acted as master of ceremonies. Christmas carols were sung and bags of Christmas candy and other goodies were distributed. Exchange of presents also supplied merriment. Cash bonuses to employes also were distributed at the party. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) 100 Boys at Christmas Party Held at Y. M. C. A. One hundred boys attended the annual Christmas party Wednesday night Because a special Christmas movie did not arrive in time, it will be shown Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Any boy may' attend. SUES ROOMERS Mrs. Olga Ramsey filed actions in district court here Thursday seeking judgments for $137.73 against Charles Ramsey and for S132 against Clarence Ramsey. She alleges these amounts are due her on account for board and room at $6 a week. Our + + + Home Town By D. W. M. I SAN'T REMEMBER a time in ALL MY LIFE when I was at a LOSS FOR WORDS & that isn't because I KNOW A LOT of 'em to use BUT on the contrary I ONLY KNOW A FEW but they are the kind that seem to FIT IN & I use 'em often but THIS CHRISTMAS means so much to me BECAUSE all our family are ONCE AGAIN around the FESTIVE BOARD & we art ALL WELL & HAPPY & we've got the festive board to SET AROUND & WHAT MORE could a fellow ask for & SOOooo for lack of BETTER WORDS to express our HAPPINESS & our WISH that YOU TOO may be HAPPY we ALL of US even down (or up) to LITTLE RODDY wish you just a doggoned good old fashioned MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS & for THE MANY kind things you've SAID & DONE for us & our STORE' we feel extremely & SINCERELY GRATEFUL & so we ALL O FUS THANK YOU. Don McPeak, Mason City Hardware. We Wish to Thank the Patrons of Mason City for their loyal support in the past months and desire to extend the SEASON'S GREETINGS Mason City Motor Coach Co. LOCAL CAGERS IN CECIL FILM "Headlines of 1936" Showing at Cecil Theater on Thursday, Friday. News of interest to Mason City- ans and North lowans will be de-*- picted as part of a panorama of more than 30 Iowa news events of the past year showing at the Cecil Thursday and "Friday under the title, "Headlines of 1936." Flashes of the finals of the state high school basketball tournament at Drake fieldhouse, Des Moines, last spring when Ames won the championship from Mason City are among the many interesting highlights of the film. The masthead of the Globe-Gazette appears in the motion picture background used in ihe lead title of the production. "Headlines of 1936" includes deep snows of a year ago, sports- action shots of J&y Berwanger, Ozzie Simmons, Billy Hall, Harris Coggeshail, Bob Feller, Olympic swimming champions, and others; floods, fires, accidents and tornadoes; Jean Trowbridge, national spelling champion; the presidential drought conference; national hobo celebration at Britt; the 16 pound baby at Clear Lake; Iowa's oldest citizen; Bedford murder trial principals; a special corn- husking bout between Elmer and Carl Carlson; Iowa's outgoing and incoming governors; and many other outstanding events of the year in Iowa. Because of the historical significance of such a pictorial document of the year and its direct relation to Iowa, a special print is being presented to the Iowa Historical society as a permanent record—the first cinema history of a complete year that any state has ever had. Following theater runs, special prints of "Headlines of 1936" will also be available for showings in schools and other organizations through the department of visual instruction, Iowa State college at Ames. John Emmit McMahon, 61, Dies, Funeral Saturday JOHN EMMIT McMAHON MRS, WALSH, 66, SUCCUMBS HERE Funeral Services Will Be Held Saturday Morning at 9 O'clock. Resident of Mason City for 26 Years; Had Been III Since August. John Emmit McMahon, 61, died at his home, 1010 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday evening following an illness since August. He had been a resident of Mason City 26 years. Mr. McMahon was born Feb. 6, 1875, at Waucoma. He came to Mason City in 1910 and was employed at the P. G. and E. as salesman since 1920. He was married to Delia Dunn, June 22, 1920, at Charles City. They had resided here since that time. Surviving Mr. McMahon are his wife, four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Deeny, Mason City; Mrs. Joe Kirby and Mrs. J. L. Scallon, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., and Mrs. J. J. Galvin, Oelwein, and two brothers, James J. McMahon, Owatonna, Minn., and M. H. McMahon, St. Louis. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held at the Holy Family Catholic church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, with- the Rev. R. P. Murphy in charge of services. Burial will be at Elmwopd cemetery. The Rosary will be said at the McMahon home at 8 o'clock Thursday and Friday evenings. The body was taken to the Meyer funeral home. F^ace Included in Joy of Christmas, Kiwams Club Told- The merriment and joy of Christmas rightly prevails at this time, the" Rev. R. W. Peyton, new Presbyterian minister, told the Kiwanis club Thursday noon in Hotel Hanford. The doctrine of peace should also be carried in the hearts of men, he added. Mr. Peyton referred Jo Sir Basil Zaharoff, who made a fabulous fortune in munitions. Friendless Zaharoff, who wanted the doctor and valet to be with him at the time of his death, so that he would not be alone, said, "When enough men and women long for peace, love peace, desire peace and work for peace, there will be peace." How Christ always lived in peace and spread the doctrine of peace was emphasized by Mr. Peyton. Singers from the high school presented Christmas carols. Guests were George U. Nichols of Lincoln park, Chicago; W. A. Westfall and W. H. Gage and Bill Gildner. Mrs. Mary A. Walsh, 66, died at j C ] Q ' f a local hospital at 7:30 o'clock fUIierai vJCrVlCCS IOI Wednesday evening following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Mason City for 39 years. Mrs. Walsh was born Mary Mc- Menimenn, June 26, 1870, at Hazelton, Penn. She was married to George E; Walsh, Feb. 5, 1894, at Dougherty, where they resided three years before moving to Mason City in 1897. They had resided in Mason City since that time. Surviving Mrs. Walsh are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. A. W. Kitto and Mrs, Clifford Nutting, both of Mason City; Mrs.. P. J. Haupert, Chicago, and Mrs. Margaret Nettleton, Waukon, and three sons, George and Robert Walsh of Mason City and Lyle J. Walsh of Des Moines. Four sisters, Mrs. Hugh Coyle, Rockford; Mrs. D. J. McLaughlin, Dougherty, and Mrs. Henry Cahill and Mrs, Edgar Toinby of Mason City, and three brothers, M. J. McMenimenn, Dougherty, and 'F. F. McMeni- menn, Mason City, and James C. McMenimenn, Waterloo, and seven granddaughters also survive. Funeral services will be held at the St. Joseph's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, with the Rev. P. S. O'Connor in charge of services. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery. The body was taken from the Meyer funeral home to the residence at 440 Fourth street southeast, where the Rosary will be said at 8 o'clock Thursday and Friday evenings. S. S. Long Promoted to Chief Division Engineer of C. N. W. S. S. Long, engineer of bridges and buildings or this division of the North Western railroad, has been promoted to chief division engineer of the Peninsular division of the railroad at Escanaba, Mich. He will assume his duties Jan. 1. Mr. Long has been in Mason City for the past year. He came here from Winona, where his family has remained. His family will join him at Escanaba. While in Mason City, Mr. Long has lived L. E. Day Institutes Divorce Proceedings L. E. Day instituted divorce proceedings in district court here Thursday charging his wife, Nettie, with cruel and inhuman treatment The couple was married in Sheffield' on' Feb. 12, 1920, and lived together until last March when Day alleges, she deserted him. The petition asks for a court order setting out disposition of the custody of four minor children. Mrs. Estella Edwards Held Here Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs. Estella M, Edwards, 74, who died at the home of her son-in-law, Herman W. Frazee, 744 Fourth street southwest, Monday following an illness of about two years, were held at the Patterson funeral home Wednesday afternoon. Miss Ruth Stevens sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The City Foursquare." She was accompanied by Mrs. Bertha Patchen. Pallbearers were A. W. Weed, Henry C. Hanson, P. A. Gallagher, W. H. Woodhouse, Leo Allstot and J. E. Koser. Burial was at the Rockford cemetery. Mrs. Anna Gale Rites Thursday Afternoon Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Gale, for many years a resident of Mason City, were held at the Patterson funeral home Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. A. S. Carlson, pastor pf the Congregational church, in charge of services. Mrs. Harlan McMillan played Tolstis' "Gpodbye" on the violin. She was accompanied by Miss Ruth Stevens at the organ. Pallbearers were C. C. Carrick, Carl Parker, Richard Pool, Dr. C. E. Dakin, Harry Page and W. F, Odle. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. with his brother, Dr. W. E. Long. Mr. Long has been with -the North Western railroad for more than 25 years. Dr. E. C.Martin CHIROPODIST Successor to Dr. J. O. Reclcr 316 1st. Nat. Bk. Bldf. Ph. 331 i ^\ Cougbidueto colds often rchered with one nrallow of Thoxine. Help protect ileepi. Only3SX. Guaranteed. THQXINE Starter * Generator and IGNITION SERVICE CENTRAL AUTO ELECTRIC CO. SL s. w. Pbon. 1114 HOLIDAY SEASON HERE WAS BEST IN MANY YEARS Most Lines of Merchandise Show Substantial Increase. Mason City merchants, closing the doors of their establishments at 6 o'clock Christmas eve, for the first time in many years if not in the city's history, looked back Thursday^ on the best holiday buying season since 1929 and 1930. Retailers in practically every line are closing the year with a general increase in business' over 3935, but the ratio o;! gain over the year before, became especially noticeable the last Jew weeks, when a Christmas buying surge got under way. Better Goods Bought. Excellent weather and highway conditions contributed to the excellent holiday trade. It was noticeable that the better type of merchandise was in demand, merchants stated. One department store reported that Christmas business was within 6 per cent of the high volume in 1929, this year showing a 7 per cent increase over last year. The increase was general with special interest shown in quality lines. Inventories are consequently down. A furniture store reported that business was a third better this year than last and about 50 per cent better than 1934. All lines shared in this increased volume. Another furniture dealer said volume was far ahead of last year with better merchandise being sold. Weather Helped. Open weather was credited by one department store as being an important factor in a-16 per cent increase in volume this year. A gain in out of town business was the result. Inventories had been increased in this store considerably following a generally heavier fall trade which indicated greater buying power. Jewelry, clothing, ready-to-wear and hardware establishments also reported an increase over last year. Several retailers stated they expected their volume to equal that of 1929. Ready-to wear stores showed a gain of from 10 to 25 per cent, with a business better than any year since 1929. WILLIAM TOINBEE RITES PLANNED Lifetime Resident of Mason City Dies Following.,3 Weeks* Illness. Funeral services for William Edward Toinbee, 59, who died at a local hospital Wednesday forenoon at 11:30 o'clock following an illness of three weeks, will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic church at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, with the Rev. Carl E. Kurt in charge of- services. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. Mr. Toinbee has been a resident of Mason City his entire lifetime. Mr. Toinbee was born Oct. 12, 1877, in Mason City. For the past 26 years he had been employed at the Jacob E. Decker and Sons packing plant and had received a 25 year service button. At the time of his death he was foreman of the car icing department. Surviving Mr. Toinbee are his wife, Minnie, and seven daughters, Patricia, Margaret, Dorothy and Marcella at home, and Mrs. Bernard Theilen, and Mrs. Harold Albertson, Nora Springs, and Mrs. Herman Theilen, Mason City, and two sons, Robert Toinbee of Ma- Perfect Record as Conductor • George W. Bryant, with a 53 year record unmarred by accidents; was scheduled to make his last run as passenger train conductor on the local division of the Milwaukee railroad on Christinas day. He is shown above as he stopped in Mason City Thursday at the conclusion of his eastbound run and ready to board the westbound train for Marquette. Shaking hands with him is W. E. Barr, engineer, who is bidding him farewell at the conclusion of their last run together. Mr. Bryant, who lives at McGregor, started as brakeman with the railroad in 1878 at Milwaukee, where he was born Nov. 11, 1854. He came to this division in 1880, starting as a brakeman and later becoming freight conductor and in 1883 being promoted to the position of passenger conductor. Mr Bryant will be the guest of division officials at a luncheon to be held at the Hotel Hanford here Monday noon. He plans to leave shortly for California to make his home. (Lock Photo, Kaye- nay Engraving) . son City, and William at home. One brother, Joe Toinbee, Philadelphia, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Otto Lindstrom, Mason City, and two grandchildren also survive. The body will lie in state at the Meyer funeral home until Friday when it will be taken to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herman Theilen, 2237 Twenty-first street southwest, and will he in state there, until the time of services Saturday morning. The Rosary will be said at the home at 3 o'clock Friday evening. Pallbearers will be Roy Furnish, Clarence Holding, Russell Osgood, Lynn Morse, Cloyd Brown and Harold Sykes, all Decker em- ployes. Asks $5,000 Damages After Breaking Leg in Fall at Intersection Mrs. Emma Burmeister Thursday brought suit againSt the .City of Mason City for $5,000 damages for fractures of the right leg and dislocation of the right foot which she allegedly suffered when, Buy Iran Home Owned Grocery Little Pelton BROOMS Known Many Years as BeinK the Best . MANY WOMEN REFUSE TO BITS ANY OTHER Larson Metal AND FURNACE WORKS We Repair Furnaces Ph. 2120 117 North Delaware Ave. INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICAL THERAPY SKIN DISEASES R. N. Reuber, M. D. ZV/2 South Federal Phone. Office 3380, Res. 2560 (Above J. J. Newberry Store) NOTICE! Service Stations to Close The following Mason City service stations WILL CLOSE at 1:00 P. M. on Christmas Day, December 25, and will remain closed for the balance of the day. Open Saturday morning, December 26, as usual. BOB CHAMBERS STANDARD SERVICE DONNELLY SERVICE STATION JOE DAN I ELS SERVICE HIGHWAY OIL COMPANY LIEUWEN SERVICE STATION PRITCHARD SUPER SERVICE "Merry Christmas to AIT about 8 o'clock the evening of Nov. 7, she slipped on some snow and ice while crossing the intersection of East State street and Delaware avenue. DENISON CLUB STAGES PARTY Sixth Annual Christmas Program Presented for Employes. The sixth annual Christmas party of the Mason City Brick ana Tile company was held at the Denison club house for all company employes and families on Wednesday evening. The program, consisting of Christmas carols and recitations was in charge of Magdalene Kartel and Millie Nigomir. John Krivolavy and Miss Kartel gave. a piano recital and recitations were given by Evelyn Bell, Rose Smith and Helen TickaL Christmas songs were presented by Miss. Nigomir and Miss Bell, accompanied on the piano by Miss Kartel. Mary Kern entertained with an acrobatic dance number and was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Kelso. Ralston McKee, Maynard Olden, Wesley Fiala and BOD Klitch, under the name of the Little German band, presented several Christinas numbers which was followed by moving pictures furnished by Evron Karges of the Y. M. C. A. At the end of the evening's program Santa Claus made his appearance and distributed presents and candy to all of the employes' children. Will E. Hall acted as master of ceremonies in place ot Al Rease who was ill in one of the local hospitals. He was assisted by Charles Connelly, Ben Tunning, Harvey Cookman, Jack Bell, Mac Burns, Harry Wright and Charles Setterberg. NOTICE EAST SIDE BILLS WERE DUE DECEMBER 1st ^ All properties with unpaid bills are subject to 9 having service shut off without further notice after December 26th. Mason City Water Department FREE GLASSWARE SATURDAY and SUNDAY With 6 Gallon Purchase TANKAR MEDIUM or HIGH TEST GAS Your Choice of the Following: 1—91/4" DINNER PLATE 1— LARGE VEGETABLE DISH 2—9-OZ. TUMBLERS 1—CUP AND SAUCER This topaz color, Sharor, golden glow design glassware is as beautiful as our gas is good. Get both for less than gas alone costs elsewhere. TANKAR GAS 414 South Federal Ave. Through an error, the wrong itoker illustration wai uied in our display advertisement which appeared in yesterday's Globe-Gazette. Below is the illustration which should hare been used. HANDYMAN Automatic Coal Stoker BUILT TO SELL FOR $225.00 OUR PRICE '129 Complete With Controls CAN BE INSTALLED IN THREE TO FOUR HOURS FREE One Ton of Stoktr Coal Given Froa With Each Stoker Ordered This Month • TWO YEARS TO PAY UNDER F. H. A, BLOCK • "Fuel Merchants Ovar Fifty Years" 501 Third Street N. I. «io«a 5<S4

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