Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 117
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 117

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 • 1936 Bee. B—• Cerro Gordo Farm to Market Highways Near 100 Per Cent Coverage 92 PER GENT OF FARMS NEXT TO IMPROVED ROAD Continuation of Program Is Planned for Coming Year. Improvement of farm to market roads in Cerro Gordo county moved another step toward 100 per cent coverage in 1936. The year's program of grading 51 miles in addition to 3 1 ? miles on the Worth nnd Hancock county lines and thr graveling of "S.'i miles in addition tn five mile? on the county lines brought the total of improved ropds tn fi4fi miles as 1936 closed. This program has put all hut 155 of the "county's 2,000 farm places on all year around road?, bringing the score up to 92'< per cent. Getting the highways of the county in good condition does not. however, consist only of grading and graveling a certain mileage of dirt roads. Every year there is a portion of the improved road system years ago, that now fails to come up to the standard set by R. E. Robertson, county engineer. The result is that these stretches go back into the dirt road class. In the past year the county received a total" of S66.015 for the FWA for road construction work. Continuation of this program is planned for 1937. Fifty miles of grading and graveling are planned for the coming year. Graveled Roads to Nearly Every Farmer's Door I -3 $250,000 Bonus to ! Over 500 Employes } of Milwaukee Journal I MILWAUKEE, (.ft—The Jour- • nal company, publisher of the Mil- 1 waukee Journal, distributed a ; bonus totaling $250.000 to all full \ time employes of five years' ser- ! vice or more. More than 500 per- j sons participated. | Directors also announced for- j mal transfer of the 1.100 shares of i stock in the newspaper, held by the L. W, Nieman estate, to the Journal company and Miss Faye McBeath, a niece of Nieman. This wns in compliance with a county court order [nr ssle. Opening of New Banking Institution One of Significant Events of 1936 United Home Bank and' 1 Trust Company Has Op- COUNTY Thr above map shows the network of farm tn market roads In Cerro Gordo county and the reason why this county is used as an sample of excellent roadwork throughout the state. Guests From Illinois. KANAWHA—Mrs. Ethel Davis and son. Philip and Mr?. Sarah Smith of Maquon, 111., visited until Saturday at the home of their daughter and sister, Mrs. E. A. on Iowa Highways in November, 1936 DES MOINES, UP)—Lew Wallace, state motor vehicle department, reported that highway fatalities in Iowa were 13 les.s during November than during the same month a year ago. However, there were 297 more traffic injuries, Wallace said. Forty-two highway deaths and 1.194 'injuries during November brought the total for II months of 1936 to 473 deaths and 9,057 injuries, or 46 fewer than were killed during the same 11 months last year and 113 fewer than were injured. Fourteen of those killed last month were pedestrians. Canadian to Revive Frontiersmen's Unit WINNIPEG, Man.. (UP)—Canada'? Legion of Frontiersmen, composed of ex-service men who had served on any of Britain's far- flung frontiers, will be reorganized after being discontinued after and during the World war. Capt. H. M. Morrison of Winnipeg, a former member, is planning the reorganization. He said that the group originally was founded in London, 30 years ago. by a former member of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. Open for Business. BUFFALO CENTER—The Pantry under the management of Mrs. George Carman and Mrs. Robert Van Hoose opened for business Monday morning. I Notown, Mass., Is Rightly Named; It Doesn't Exist Now WESTMINSTER, Mass., (UP)— Nobody wanted -Nolown." And so it was kicked around from pillar to post until it became a nonentity. Notown originally was a tract of land enclosed and bounded by Fitchburg, Leominster, Princeton and Westminster. In 1771 it was annexed to Princeton but two years later j broke from this union. The isolat- ' ed community failed to prosper, and in 1838 it suffered the same fate as ancient Gaul. It was divided in three parts: 21 acres going to Leominster, 1,307 to Westminster, and 1,470 to Princeton. crated Four Months. One of the significant events of 1936 was the organization and opening of a new banking institution, the United Home Bank and Trust company. Almost from the beginning of the year when the organization of a new bank was first discussed in the community, interest in the new development was evident. The work of organizing the bank got under way the latter part of the winter among a group j£ local businessmen, who in April applied to the state banking department for a charter. This char- _., _. ter was granted shortly after- city a wards, whereupon the task of dis- bank, tributing the stock, perfection of the organization, filing of articles of incorporation and other details engaged the attention of the group of businessmen heading the project. The location of the bank at 13 South Fedeial avenue, formerly occupied by Larner's store, was then selected and the remodeling of the establishment into a modern banking room got under way. Has Modern Equipment, The bank was equipped with the most modern type of fixtures and equipment. Modern low type walnut counters, with roll top cases for the tellers, were outstanding features of the interior arrangement. Air conditioning and heat control, totally indirect lighting and the newest type oJ bookkeeping equipment were included in the new bank. Most attention, however, went into providing the proper vaults for the safety of money, deposit boxes and records. More than 150 tons of concrete and steel went into the construction of the triple vault, which was built on rock below the basement floor and carried through the main floor to the top of the balcony. The walls of the vault were built of 18 inch thick concrete with three-quarter inch thick steel reinforcement rods running every six inches each way with cross rods. The vault is equipped with a nine and a half ton steel door with triple time lock. The safety deposit division has 1,000 steel ooxes each equipped with a double nose lock. Is Four Months Old. Thousands of residents of Mason City and surrounding territory attended the opening of the new institution, which has now I been a functioning part of the city's commercial and financial life for four months. The bank has a capital of $100,000 and surplus of $50,000 and is owned by approximately 150 stockholders, all of whom are residents of Mason City or the immediate territory. . E. W. Clark, formerly Iowa insurance commissioner, is chairman of'the board; C. O. Wilkinson, former . president of the Northwest Savings bank, is president; F. F. Potter, secretary of E. W, Clark and company, and F. A. Stephenson, vice presidents; R. A. Potter, formerly secretary-treasurer of the Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan association, cashier, and M, H. Wiegman, Mason City attorney, trust officer of the On Board ol Directors. The board of directors is made up of Mr. Clark, Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Stephenson, F. F. Potter, Lester Dibble, Mason City attorney; W. E. Gildner, president of Gildner Brothers company; K. J. Bryant, Mason City attorney; John Gallagher, president of John Gallagher, Inc.; O. A. Satter. manager of J. C. Penney company, Inc.; G. E. Allbee, manager of C. L. Pine company; J. A. Van Ness, secretary of Currie-Van Ness company and president of the Iowa Retail Hardware association. Tellers in the institution are: Miss Lenore Gulbransen, E. B. Wilkinson and R. L. Davison. Miss Frances Dormedy is stenographer and Miss Gladys Elfslrand, safety deposit box custodian. Power Company Has 193 7 Building Plans ROCK ISLAND, 111,, <7P}—Erec- tion of a $150,000 combined office and service building by the Peoples Power Co., in Rock Island is planned for 1937, according to an announcement made by R. B. MacDonald, president of the company. The best husbands are those who marry young. H they wait till they have money, they suffer more when they part with it— Wisconsin State Journal. Bare Arms and Bare Legs Are Banned in Campaign in Canton CANTON, China, (UP)—Bare legs, bare arms and semi-nude backs have been banned here as not being in accord with the recent Modesty Campaign inaugurated for "decency in feminine attire." Imported materials for dresses are also barred in the new modesty regulations. Women employe? of "the Canton government and Kuomintang offices are setting the current "styles." A fancy headdress is also deplored and the adoption of the low-neck western blouse is on the black list. The high Chinese collar lends dignity to the entire outfit and its slightly confining tendencies keep the wearer conscious of a more dignified position of the body. INCREASE QUOTA OF EMPLOYMENT Iowa WPA Will Give Work to 25,000 Instead of 22,000 as Before./ DES MOINES. HP)—A. E. Michel, deputy state WPA administrator, reported that Washington officials have increased Iowa'.; WPA employment quota from 22,000 to 25,000 workers. The increase was granted, h« said, to provide work for unemployed who have or may be laid off federal PWA and highway projects due to weather conditions or completion of projects. Michel said that on Dec. 18, Iowa WPA projects were providing jobs for 21,912, while 33* were employed on federal WPA jobf and 3,476 were at work on PWA, highway and other federal work* projects. On that date, he «aid, 37,415 workers were certified for WPA employment. WE WISH EVERYONE \ HAPPY NEW YEAR REUTER Manufacturing Jeweler East State St. Mason City HAPPY NEW YEAR THANK YOU FRIENDS Only thre« words, but they upeak all fullness of our hearts. A. R. WEST WEST-HART LUMBER CO. PHONE 507 SIXTH and NORTH MONROE To the New Building Era . . . A gigantic blue-print, o£ coast-to-coast breadth, is spread out before us. An army of engineers looks on in glad anticipation o£ seeing their plans take form in steel and concrete. The public, going about its daiiy affairs, pauses to glance at this or that excavation and remark, "A building will rise here," or "A new road will be built here." A great period of construction is under way . . . Contractors have the enviable privilege ot turning labor and ingenuity y to the fulfillment of other people's hopes. They transform our materials into family dwellings, industrial plants, apartment hotels or paved roads. The name Ideal Rock Products has come to represent the highest type of washed and screened material • in this community. Quality material contracts, however laVge or small, are invariably assigned to us. IDEAL Sand and Gravel Co. And Very Best Wishes for 1937 From the Officers and Employes of the SIEG-MASON CITY CO. C. E. LEFFLER VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER G. A. HAWKINS ASSISTANT MANAGER LEO BERRY MACHINE SHOP ADRIAN RINGOLD STOCK RECORDS ALLEN JOHNSON MACHINE SHOP MAYNARD ANDERSON MAYNARD WOLTERS SHIPPING DEPARTMENT GERTRUDE LUCAS BOOKKEEPER SHIPPING CLERK GLADYS JOHNSON STENOGRAPHER DEAN DENZEL COUNTER ALICE DAVIS STENOGRAPHER DALE CLARK COUNTER Salesmen 0. C. HANSON P.D.WILEY W. T. LANE 0. J. ERDAL NORTH IOWA'S LARGEST Wholesale Distributor of Autpmotive Replacement Parts, Garage Equipment, Century Tires and Kendall Oil SiEC-MASON CITY Co. 109-11! FIRST STREETS. E. PHONE 74 MASON CITY

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