Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 114
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 114

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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6—Sec. B MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 • 1936 Y. M. C. A. Touches Wide Field of Activities in Community and World GYM WORK ONLY PART OF LOCAL GROUP PROGRAM Coming of New Physical Director One of 1936 Events at "Y." The Y. M. C. A. played its usual important part in community the past year, touching a \vide field of activities. Although so essentially a Mason I City institution the Young Men's j Christian assocaition is equally in- j lemational in its scope. In that lies | its power and t'.ie influence of its program. i The first Young Men's Christian I association \vas formed by a group | of young men. who worked and I lived together for mutual helpfulness. The local association is maintaining this idea in its Pioneer club, Hi-Y, Friendly Indians and other organizations of that character under Evron Karges, boys' work director. The work is grouped around shcool, vocational ,neighborhood, friendship, leisure-time and other social relations which furnish a medium for mutual helpfulness to boys and men in their everyday lives. Develop Leadership The program is carried on in a manner to give the boys and Fleet of Trucks Services 160 Towns Above is shown the fleet of 12 Lyons Laundry and Dry Cleaning company trucks which services 160 towns in Vorlh Iowa and southern Minnesota. _^__________ and helping them to find the resources of the Christian religion. Under this head also comes the healthful physical exercise, for which the local organization maintains an extended program with its gymnasium, handball court, special workout room, swimming pool and other facilities. Has Facilities. One of the developments of the young rnen an opportunity to de- I vear was the coming to the local boys and men on personal dim- a large part of the association pro- cultics. putting them in touch with ! gram, wherever there is a >. M. experts where needed, helping! C. A. The work of the local asso- thcm to make satisfactory church, j ciation is a constant reminder of social and other connections in j this. Its functions and co-opera- strange communities, aiding them tipn have touched every farm, irm- in vocational choice and placement nicipal, civic and community en- velop leadership through tion with others. The building provides a wlole- deavor for many years. Community Co-Operation. The contributions of the Y. M. C. A. in this respect are contained in a reprint from the National Council Bulletin and is of interest because it shows the same worldwide principles of the association are as applicable to the Mason City unit as to the worldwide organization. These are listed as follows: association of Herbert H. Templin from St. Paul to assume the posi- j tion of physical director. Fulfills Needs. It seeks to fulfill the needs of men away from home or in comrnunitv. Boys who wave some place to live, eat ami procure Although the association started recreation for young and older | as all agency for personal helpfulness, more recently it has come to recognize the close inter-relation of personal and social problems. It is recognized that personal problems can be successfully solved only in a society (hat respects personal values. Consequently the association work seeks to enlist its groups and programs to stirr.ukite constructive independent thinking, encourage co-operation by the j tlic fellowship of others, especially of boys who have similar wastes and ideals, enjoy the life in the dormitory. One of the things that C. E. Oilman, general secretary of the local association, has endeavored to maintain in the institution is service to individuals where there is need of strain in their living, school, work or leisure-time relations. Counsel is made available to individuals or groups in their pathy with its purposes the association believes that the most significant measure of human values is to be found in Christianity; that the "C" in the Y. M. C. A. stands for a particular quality of young men's associations which is more than philanthropic or secular; that it is a Christian association. While not committed to any specific creedal or social interpretation of Christianity, the movement is nsv- ertheless devoted to such experimentation in personal and social living as may be carried on within the framework which \ve know as Christian. It is an interdenominational fellowship, as compared with the distinctive approaches of various communions. FINK SHOP HERE PAST SIX YEARS Many Improvements Made in Dress Shop During Past Year. Fink's Smart Apparel dress shop h'as been in business at 15 South Federal avenue the past six years, with Ben Fink the manager. Previous to that time Mr. Fink had been in the same business in executive capacity in Chicago. The Fink dress shop handles a complete line of ladies' outer garments, furs and millinery. It occupies the entire building at 15 South Federal. Eight full-time and 5 part-time employes work there. During the past year extensive improvements have been made in the interior of the store to keep it as up-to-date as possible. dissenting groups or of minorities Christian and the inculcation principles in living. Community co-operaiion forms Happy New Year You'll never know what a car can do until you've driven the New Supercharger Graham FOLSOM AUTO CO. 19 THIRD ST. \. E. PHONE 1174 COTTON TEXTILE INDUSTRY RATED ON UPTREND NOW Japanese Competition Only Obstacle, According to Textile Head. By Dr. Claudius T. Murchlson NEW YORK, (UP)—Seldom, and certainly not in the last decade, has the cotton textile industry entered a new year with brighter prospects than those before it in 1937. Statistically, the industry is In the strongest position in many years. Stocks on hand, in both and older men, coming from wide- j ihe cloth and the yarn divisions, ly different groups (e. g. different economic levels, different levels of maturity, different degrees of educational advantage) can unite in a new kind of brotherhood hitherto not experienced by them. It is primarily an organization of boys and men, dealing with their daily life, school, work, or leisure, as compared with some agencies having specifically educational or remedial functions. Its basic organization is in selective social groups as compared with public agencies serving all, like, the school. It is a preventive and educational agency as compared with corrective agencies. Its primary purpose is not to cure disease but to keep boys and men physically fit; not to deal with delinquency directly but to get at the source of delinquency in individuals and communities and to build the kind of character and morale that can withstand the temptations to delinquency- It is an inter-racial, inter-class agency as compared with those appealing to only one race or "i-oup, such as Negro, labor and other groups. The association seeks to offer a unique medium through which boys and young represent only a few days' current production while the volume of unfilled orders has reached a record high level. Again, after years of discouraging deficits, the industry is operating on the profit side of the ledger and the hope and confidence that it will continue to distinctive problems, in contrast to do so through 1937 finds tangiole agencies formed on a family basis, | expression in wage increases re- as is the church. I ported in every section of the in- Is Christian Agency. It is a Christian agency as compared with those whose distinctive emphasis is on character development or some other type of religious emphasis. While it welcomes within its groups members of other religious or of no religious affiliation who arc in sym- YOUR HOME ECONOMICALLY Dependable Coal and Service Buying your Coal from us not only assures you prompt delivery . . . but the highest quality Coal, no matter what grade you prefer. Place your order with us now— and see if you don't spend less this winter ... Happy New Year To our friends, em- ployes and customers, we extend the season's greetings with a pledge of our continued dev o t i o n, gratitude and service. CRYSTAL LAKE ICE and FUEL CO. PHONE 213 dustry, 14 Per Cent Above Average. And, it should be emphasized, that in October, before the wage increase, over and above NRA standards which have been main- Ice Cream Study Is Offered at St. Paul ST. PAUL, (UP)—Training in the manufacture of ice cream will be offered by dairy manufacturing specialists at the University of Minnesota farm during the annual short course this spring. Perm's 104 Year Old -Grad Looks to 19401 LEBANON, Pa., (UP)—The oldest graduate oi the University of Pennsylvania is taking particular care of his health. For Dr. William M. Guilford, retired physician, feels as though he is still young enough at 104 i years to accept the invitation to j be a member of the committee on | arrangements for the university's 200th anniversary in 1940. On the campus Dr. Guilford is known as "Pennsylvania's Grand Old Man," because he has lived more than half the life of the university itself. His distinction of being the oldest graduate was inherited upon the death in 1926 of Dr. Joshua R. Hayes, President Lincoln's personal physician. SALESSOARAT TLYER-RYAN'S Local Furniture Firm Has Best Year Since Its Founding. Having just completed the most successful 12 months of its seven year period of existence here, Tyler-Ryan Furniture company is beginning 1937 with good prospects for another record breaking year for sales volume, according to Proprietor William P. Tyler. Substantial increases have been recorded in sales in every department of the store, early warranting the addition of 1,000 square feet of floor space provided by the construction of a balcony in the front oi' the second floor of the company's building at 29 Second streef; southeast. Among those departments show- big particularly good increases i*. linoleum • sales, supervised during 1936 by Gus Roy, former Clarion merchant. New Year Greetings We thank our many friends and customers for their patronage during the past year, and hope^ve may again have pleasant relations with you in 1937. CANNERS SUPPLY CO. Ill EAST STATE STREET MASON CITY Of 1M »OU>W "Ml* A HAPPY NEW YEAR A HAPPY NEW YEAR Resolve to See Better in 1957 Visit Our Optical Offices DR. L. A. WELLS Complete in every detail. Our Modern equipment and skilled examinations offer the correct solution to troubled eyes. Quality Service Price DRS.WELLS-KITCHEN Thone 1326 X. Federal Just One Opportunity To Take Advantage of the New Year! There will be other New Y«or Doy§, but never ogoin will 1937 spread itself before you in its entirety. Whot's to be done in '937 must be done in 1937. A Happy New Year to you all! 3 Y 3 rt FUNERALHOME JOHN H.MEYER OLIVERH.*6 IZ6 THIRD STREET,H.E. PHONE-1505 tained voluntarily by the great majority of the mills—the industry's average hourly wage rate was nearly 14 per cent above the average rate in 1929 while employment in October last reached 439,000 an increase of 14,000 over the average for 1929. : There are substantial grounds I for the industry's confidence. In| dications are against any violent fluctuations in raw cotton prices during the next several months, with the trend toward an advance rather than a decline. The steady progress of other industries toward recovery should be reflected in a continuinR increased industrial consumption of cotton goods. Similarly, an increasing purchasing power for the consuming public means an increased consumption of apparel and household cottons, Demand Unprecedented. Of major importance is the industry's own contribution to Ihc more favorable picture. During the last quarter the industry has demonstrated its ability to withstand the temptation of an unprecedented demand for cotton goods and there is in that record sound reason to believe that the tendency to enlarge the productive capacity by addition of a third shift has | been definitely checked. Equally important is the current attitude of buyers against the building up of speculative inventories which, if they are permitted to accumulate, must inevitably weaken the situation. The most disquieting factor on the horizon is the constantly rising volume of imports of Japanese cotton goods. While the entries during 1936 were not sufficient, except in a few lines', to jeopardize price structures, orders now being placed foreshadow a tremendous increase during early 1937 — an increase that undoubtedly will shake the entire cotton goods market if it materializes. That prospect alone emphasizes the timeliness of the industry's mission, now enroute to Japan, to seek voluntary regulation fay the Japanese of their cotton goods shipments to the United States. The effort, represented by the mission, to deal with me import problem by direct negotiation, typifies the new spirit abroad in the industry—a determination to help itself which augurs well for the future. The old disposition to consider some problems Insuperable or to wait hopefully for legislative or other governmental machinery to creak into action for the solu- 1937 A HAPPY NEW YEAR And a BIG THANK YOU We in 1936 enjoyed our greatest soles volume since starting in business in 1930. Our plans for 1937 will be in the form of continuing to give to our customers the most for their money. TYLER-RYAN 29 Second Street S. E. FURNITURE COMPANY Phone 3910

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