Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 107
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. DECEMBER 31 • 1936 Sec.A-11 Mason City's Calendar MAoUJN LJ.11 \iLi\JDiii-\3Atjzii LVJ, u^v^w.^"--*- ~~ m ^ _ __ _—— , 1,093 BOYS ENROLLED INNO^TiypWASCOyTWORK Jan. -2—Meeting of the U. C. T., and auxiliary at the P. G. & E. auditorium at 8 o'clock, followed by an oyster supper. Jan. 14—Mason City Production Credit association annual meeting at Hotel Hanford. Here In Mason City RICHER PROGRAM LOCAL COUNCIL'S POLICY OF YEAR Boys Participated in Many Community Events m Past 12 Months. Merkel $12,000 Program of Expansion Will Get Under Way Immediately Department Store to Add Leone McGhcc will serve Xcw Year's day. 12 until 3 and 5 until 8. Mrs. Guy Scoville and Sirs. John McNeil received word of the death of their grandmother. Mrs. Thomas Trumbull, at Xtwanee. III.. During the year 1936, a total of 1,093 boys have enjoyed the scouting program of the North ! Iowa council. In addition to these j there have been 42 boys who have 1 entered cubbing. New units or- igamzed during the year have I been 4 troops and 3 cub packs. Mpls. Floor Show Thurs. through | The program for the year has ~' --..---- • k cen one m which a richer program was the basis of policy rather than large numbers. The first event of any importance was the annual meeting at which A. J. Marshall was reelected council president and Walter C. Maves was awarded the silver beaver for his 17 years of Sat.," Ritz Hotel Club. Bayside. Lil's Music . . . Good Eats. Special New Year's services will be hehi at the Bethlehem Lutheran church at 10 o'clock Friday morning. "When Is Our Time Well Spent'.'" is the topic of the sermon to be given by the Rev. C. A. Hinz. Miss Helene Hcidcrich, R. X., ! scouting service, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hr-.iryj During the Boy Scout week in Heiderich. 730 Fifteenth Phicc I February many troops held troop northeast, left for Rochester, X. j reunions and- the scouts of Ma- Y., where she- will visit veld lives I son City and Charles City took and do private nursing. I over the governments of the city The Y. M. C. A. men's and hoys' i and county for one day. Although lobbies v.-ill Ue open H!! day New I the worst blizzard of the year Year's day. i struck on that day, the boys con- Twenty boys went hike i dut ' lc>ri themselves very admirably A v\ crub,> uu.* > \\uiii (Hi it iimvi . Thursday to the Mason City Brick | in lhls P r °J ect and Tile plants tinder the loader- : Helped Feed Birds. ship of Dick Holman. | Birth certificates have been | During the severe winter filed for William Jonn. son o[ Mr. i weather many of the troops, cspe- ' -• * - ' ,! dally in Charles City, Allison and : Fertile, carried on a ; feeding and caring | birds. 1 The and Mr:; John William, 1617 Jefferson avenue northwest, born Dec. 11: Ralph Clyde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Bean. -53 Lehig'n, born Dec. 22: Paul Luther, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Groth, K19 Sixth street southeast, born Nuv. IS, siid Melvin Leroy. son of: Mr. and Mrs. Roscoc D. Paul. 135 | Twenty-fourth street southwest, • born Nov. 30. i 4,000 Feet of Space for Merchandise. The expenditure of $12,000 for enlarging and modernizing the Merkel company store, 12 South Federal avenue, is announced as one of the significant business expansion programs for 1937. The Merkel company is now completing the arrangements which involve renewal of leases, construction of an addition to the rear of the store and the purchasing of new fixtures and equipment. Work on the expansion program will get under way immediately. The double store building is to be extended back 15 feet to the alley, adding space in the basement, first floor, balcony and second floor. The construction of this addition will make it possible to entirely rearrange the rear part of the store and add 4,000 feet o£ space for merchandising purposes. Will Add New Lines. With this additional space provided, it is the plan of O. A. Merkel, president, and C. J. Merkel, vice president, to rearrange and expand various departments, as well as add new lines that can be handled advantageously. The upper floor of the new addition will be used for modern beauty parlors and public rest rooms. The general offices and the business office will be situated on the enlarged balcony, , where a fire proof vault will be program ~ r \ constructed. Wash room, rest room and locker room for the em- for same in badge At the Hospitals W. G. Frccsc. Nora .Springs, was admitted to the P;:rk hospital Wednesday for examination. Mrs. Frank Montgomery, route •1, wa* dismissed from the Story hosni'. al Wednesday following a minor operation. Mi«s Glennis Wondt. 1"S Fifth street northeast, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following a major operation. Robert Jensen, Fort Dodge, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment for injuries received in an auto accident. Alida Younke, 1212 Washington avenue southwest, was admitted to the Story hospital Thursday for a minor operation. Mrs. George Scr.n and infant daughter, 101 Kentucky avenue southeast, were dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday. Master Volney Pinkerton, Thornton, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following a minor operation. Mrs. B. Amos, Manly, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Miss Beverly Bell, Clear Lake, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following a major operation. Hans Roslien, Kensctt. was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. Grace Logan, Kanawha, was dismissed from the Mercy hosp'taKWednesday following a minor operation. Noel W. McKee, 1431 Hampshire missed from the l^arK nospuai | course were Wednesday following a minor op- I boys and eration. „,„',. , . , I ere attending Theresa Meade. filO Washington' avenue, was admitted to the Mer- j cy hospital Thursday for a minor I operation. < Tilrs. Frank Kropman. :;25 Sev- . rnth street northwest, was dis- ; missed from the Park hospital Wednesday following s major operation. Jenny Infante. 1729 Delaware avenue northeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. merit sponsored by the Clausen-Wor den post of the American Legion, was held in the spring with twenty-five booths in the show. ! Twelve of these booths were ; awarded the blue streamer. 8 the : red streamer and 5 the white. District camporees were held at Rice Lake, Osagc and Rowan with 25 patrols taking part. Four i of the patrols earned the gold i ribbon for completing all projects, i 17 earned the biue ribbon and 4 ' earned the red ribbon. For the I first time the camporees were i conducted by scouts who hl'J j been trained as a headquarter : patrol to carry on the work. This i added greatly to the merit of i the camporees. | A total of 196 boys attended j sessions of the camp at Camp | Roosevelt. One of these sessions i was a sea scout camp with 24 ' older scouts attending. ployes will also be provided exposition, j the balcony construction. j Plan New Fixtures. i On the first floor will be men's i wash rooms and stairways, i Plans are now being worked out for new fixtures. The addition will make it possible to enlarge the opening between the two sections of the store adding to the convenience of shoppers. The new addition is to be of brick, tile and concrete construe- , tion, fireproof throughout Win- f? p f p,.h ons dows with steel casings and fire- i\eiiCU.IUll3 proof glass are included in the specifications. Formed 20 Years AKO. The plans include the construction of s more accessible rear entrance to the establishment, making it more convenient for the trade. This establishment was orgamz* . Sixty-nine campers earned the red "R." 31 the white "R," 13 the blue "R," 10 the first year sea scout camp emblem and 9 the silver ''R,'' 10 were initiated into the new guard and 4 called into Ihe old guard. A retreat for Catholic- boys was held for 51 boys. Other camps held were a girl scout camp with 55 girls and a 4-H club camp with 32 farm boys getting a three day camping experience. Camp Improved. The camp itself was much improved during the year. The mess hall was moved off the road to a more pleasant location and a new roof put on it. All of the other buildings were painted and repaired and the camp put in first class condition. Only two training courses were held, one for scouts in the campo- ree headquarter patrol with 15 scouts completing and a second 3'ear course for scout leaders with ed as a corporation 20 years ago during which time it has continuously kept'step with modern, progressive methods of merchandising. Excited Persons to Call Firemen Twice Firemen received two alarms late Wednesday evening from persons alarmed by atmospheric conditions, according to Uiief Dan Shire of the fire department.. The ' 67 CONVICTIONS OBTAINED IN '36, RECORDS REVEAL Resume of Year's Work in Criminal Prosecution ' Presented. Sixty-seven convictions were obtained in the district court on county attorney's informations and indictments, according to the records of the office of County Attorney Frederick B. Shaffer and Hines Mount, assistant county attorney. 1 Of these 67 a total of 24 were convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, which was by far the most prevalent violation in the criminal court records of the county. Eighteen were sent to prisons, one for a 20 year term, three for 10 year terms, three for 7 year terms, four for 5 year terms, three for 3 year terms, three for one year and one for 4 months. Eight went 'to the penitentiary at Fort Madison, eight to the men's reformatory at Anamosa and two to the woman's reformatory at Rockwell City. Convictions Obtained. The crimes on which these prison convictions were obtained are divided as follows: Larceny of motor vehicle ....... 2 Assault to rape ............... 3 Obtaining money by false pretenses - .................. 3 Bootlegging ................... Assault to rob ................. ^ Conspiracy .................... * Larceny ...................... Operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent. , .1 Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated ............ '• Abortion .......... ........ • • 1 Convictions in the district court on county attorney's informations and indictments were as follows: Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated- ......... 24 Illegal possession, of intoxicating liquor .-...- ........ 8 Obtaining money by false pretenses ... ............... 7 Breaking and entering ........ 4 Attempt to commit rape ....... •> Lewdness ................ • • • • ~ Larceny of motor vehicle ...... 2 Bootlegging .................. 2 Assault to rob ................ Larceny in the day time ....... f Grand larceny ............... * Abortion ..................... J Carrying gun with intent ...... 1 Funeral Services Held for Mrs. Florence Hemsey Fink Shop Employe Dies Suddenly While on Twin City Visit. Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Hemsey, 33, 227 Crescent drive, head saleswoman at Fink's apparel shop here, were held Tuesday at Minneapolis. The services were held at the home of Mrs. Hemsey's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. Kelly at 3-30 o'clock in the morning and at the Holy Rosary church at 9 o'clock. Burial was in St. Marys cemetery. The service was attended by a large number of friends in Mason City, including Mrs. -Hemsey's associates at the Fink store. Mrs. Hemsey died suddenly Saturday night in a hospital in __ Minneapolis, where she, her hus- MRg FLO R£NCE HEMSEY band, John M. Hemsey. and daughter, Jacqueline, had gone for the holidays. . ' Surviving besides her husband, daughter and parents are two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Supalo and June Kelly both of Minneapolis, and two .brothers, Arthur Kelly, Minneapolis, and Patrick Kelly, Chicago. Mrs. Hemsey had been a resident of Mason City four years. Mr. Hemsey is an employe at the Milwaukee roundhouse. Old Actor Dies. BLENC0E, W—Owen Rock, 62 member of Terry's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" show crew of horse drawn days, died here. The Terry shows organized 45 years ago with rock in charge of transportation MRS. ELLISON GETS 3 MONTHS Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Quantity of Alcohol. Judge Joseph J. Clark Thursday imposed a three month jail sentence on Mrs. Edith Ellison on her plea of guilty to County Attorney Fred Shaffer's information charging her with illegal possession of alcohol. On Dec. 7, city, county and federal" agents found 45 gallons of alcohol in Mrs. Ellison's home at 831 Fi.aeenth street southeast Bill Moersch. roomer at the Ellison house who was arrested at the same time when a quantity of alcohol was found in his car, is still in custody of federal officers awaiting a hearing before the federal grand jury on a similar charge. W. P. Butler appeared in Judge Clark's district court Thursday in behalf of Mrs. Ellison. Our Heartiest Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous 1937 4 South Federal el W. McKee, 1431 Harnp- 18 mcn completing the work. Two avenue northeast, was dis- , se?s j ons o f a "finger printing" :d from the Park hospital j course were held with se veral held with several taking part. Lead- camp were given Former President of Iowa Farmers Union Gets 6 Days in Jail OSKALOOSA. (.<P>—Glen Miller, former state president of the Io\va Farmers Union, rcci::ved a six day jail sentence at New Sharon", after lie pleaded guilty of j Shine » false $'-^50 check to a service station for gasnlirc. HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND Why Not Have NICE FLOORS In 1937? Call or see us for expert floor laying and surfacing. We make old floors like new. And our prices are right. Free estimates gladly furnished. N. DEGEN 16 South Monroe Phone 1672 some training in camp leadership. As usual the scouts have been active in civic service, such as ushering at fairs, serving as messengers and check boys foi 1 conventions, distributing literature as well as assisting churches and schools. In the awards department a total of 1,070 awards were made which included the following: 85 second class, 49 first • class, £44 merit badges, 34 star, 14 life, 15 | eagles, 8 eagle palms, 7 appren- i tice sea scout and 8 ordinary sea' I scout as well as a large number : of awards made at camp, campo: rees and other scout functions. j Visited Council. O. H. Benson, national director of rural scouting, visited the council in October following a boy-fact survey made in Mitchell county in which 333 boys signed the blanks. , The same survey has just been I made in Mason City with 769 boys i filling in the blanks. The council closes the year with ;t change in executive leadership, Charles A. Knouse having resigned after six years of service and Earle K. Behrend of Kansas City, Kans., assuming the office. GAINS MADE IN IOWA'S HEALTH State Department Reports Progress in Disease Prevention. ! "As we look to the new year, it is encouraging to regard the progress which has been made toward control and prevention of many of the communicable or infectious diseases," according to Dr. Walter L. Bierring of the Iowa State department of health. "In ages past and up to recent decades, epidemics of Asiatic cholera, yellow fever and bubonic plague exacted an awful toll of human life; now these scourges are either banished from our borders or held under rigid control. Advancements of modern science are largely responsible re o .. first call came in at 10:50 o'clock from Pennsylvania avenue and Unlawful transportation these for ren- encmies Photography Club at 1 Y. M. C. A. Is Organized I The adult photography group met Wednesday night at the Y. M. C. A. and adopted a constitution. A name, "The Y. M. C. A. Camera club of Mason City," was approved. Any person interested in photography may' join the group, which will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Safford Lock is president, 'Kenneth Wagner, vice president, and Marlyn Hughes, secretary-treasurer. A dark room is being constructed on the third floor of the Y. M. C. A. and will be equipped for developing. dcring powerless of mankind. "Some of 'he communicable diseases, it is true, are still with us and all too prevalent. During 1936, there was increased occurrence in Iowa of meningococcic meningitis or epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis, scarlet fever and smallpox, with whooping cough on the increase at this time. It is readily possible to entirely wipe out the loathsome and needless smallpox; effective methods are being carried out to prevent harmful results of scarlet fever and infantile paralysis; progress is being made in the fight against fatalities from whooping cough and meningitis. "The year 1936 witnessed an off-year for measles, decreased prevalence of typhoid fever and a remarkable decline in deaths and illness due to diphtheria. Potent preventive measures are applicable to measles, which in 1935 took the lives of 150 Iowa persons. Milk-borne outbreaks of typhoid fever failed to occur during the year. The relentless drive of health forces against diphtheria promises a lower death rate from this cause in 1936 than Iowa has experienced in any previous year. "The Iowa state department of health enlists continuance of the united support of all health agencies and health workers and plans for yet wider application of measures directed -—•-- i — ventable disease." on east. In each case the persons believed the roofs of buildings in the business district to be afire. Chief Shire said the reflection of Neon signs against smoke and atmospheric conditions caused the appearance of fire. No fires were reported during the night, however. Decrease Shown m Auto Fatalities in 131 Major Cities WASHINGTON, (/P)—The census bureau reported that-automobile fatalities in 131 major cities for the 52 weeks period ended Dec. 25 dropped from 9,756 in 1935 to 9.417 this year. New Year's Service at Trinity Church Trinity Lutheran church, 508 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, will hold its annual New Year's day service Friday at 10 a. m. The pastor, the Rev. O. L. N. Wigdahl. will preach the sermon, "A Better Life in the New Year" Luke 13, 6-9. The members and friends at the Trinity chapel will attend the service at Trinity church. The choir will provide special music and singing for the service. Security to keep peace Bastardy Driving motor vehicle within the vju DIOCK. out owner's consent avenue north- Larceny of animals Liquor contempt Conspiracy to commit felony. against pre- Mailman Cover* 80,000 Miles OREGON CITY, ( Ore, (UP)— John L. Etchison has walked 90,000 miles for Uncle Sam in 31 years. He has begun his thirty-first year as a mailman. The mileage was piled up by traveling his route three times daily. Total 67 Sent to Reformatory. The case attracting most attention in the year was that of .Martha Bush Golub, who was sentenced to the woman's reformatory for two years on an abortion charge. She had been tried on several occasions previously, but no conviction obtained. The county attorney appeared in criminal cases in police court in Mason City, prosecuting a total of 157 cases and in justice of peace courts in 23 cases. Fines collected and turned over to the school fund totaled $6,000. Assistant County Attorney Hines Mount appeared in all juvenile cases in the district court in which a number of young law violators were sent by the district judges to the industrial school at Eldora. Minneapolis Man Is Buried at Rockwell •• ROCKWELL—Lawrence McNamee of Minneapolis, 50, was buried in the Rockwell cemetery Wednesday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and 11 year old daughter. Mrs. McNamee xuas formerly Lena Smith, a sister of Mrs. John Johnson. OUR COST OF LIVING HAS GONE UP AND NOW OUR PRICES HAVE INCREASED Effective January 1, 1937 Minimum Price Per Trip, 20e; Price Per Mile, Any Distance, 20c; 1 or 4 Pafsengeri LIABILITY INSURANCE $5,000 PER PERSON B.&B. CAB LINE PHONE 626 It Is OUR SINCERE WISH That 1937 Will Bring You Health, Wealth and Happiness HAPPY NEW YEAR H. H. Hirsch R. S. Hirscfe I THANK YOU! F. M. HUMPHREY Owner and Manager Yes, friends . . . with deep appreciation I sincerely thank you for your kind patronage during the past 7 year. Your loyalty and cooperation are very much appreciated. May our friendly relations continue throughout 1937. A Prosperous New Year . . . Start With a Clean Slate ... Why not start 1937 smiling, looking for prosperity—with no old bills to worry you? Then you would feel cheery and you could work better. Resolve right now to get away from the annoyance and worry caused by old bills and bill collectors. Start the New Year happily. Get on the road to prosperity—with a debt-free mind. HAPPY NEW YEAR We wish you good cheer, much fortune and contentment throughout 1937, and hope that you will never feel licked on account of past due bills. Whenever you face a money problem, just see HUMPHREY for quick, courteous, helpful service. HUMPHREY FINANCE CO. F. M. HUMPHREY Owner and Manager At 1!l'i Nnrlh Feder«l. Above S.'5. O ,V10-"5(J Slorc, Mison City, Iowa Here is all vou have to do—see the Humphrey Finance Compcny for the money you need to wipe out your outstanding bills . . . $30 to $300. Then pay those trouble-making bills. Your payments here, over 20 months, will be so small that you'll have no reason for not enjoying health, happiness and good fortune during 1937. See Humphrey For Money In 1937 YOU CAN HAVE $30 to $300 20 MONTHS TO PAY ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENTIAL JUST YOUR SIGNATURE NO ENDORSERS REQUIRED QUICK, COURTEOUS SERVICE CONSULTATION INVITED Just Call Write or Phone 578

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