Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 136
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 136

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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4—Sec. D LOCAL COMPANY ADDED LAUNDRY, FUR EQUIPMENT Marshall-Swift Installs New Machinery and Storage Vault ait Plant. During 1937 Marshall and Swift, Inc., will complete its first year of operation with enlarged facilities which enable the plant to service virtually every type of wearing apparel. A year ago this firm was handling an extensive dry cleaning service and the storing, cleaning and repairing of fur garments of all kinds. Its trade territory embraced a large area in North Iowa and southern Minnesnta. Tnd?y many families in this arra depend "on Marshall nnrt Swift not only for these items but aulated temperature and humidity conditions, of from 3,000 to 5,000 fur coats. Build Own Furs. Frank Skibbe, a man with years of experience as a fur expert in Minneapolis, was obtained as foreman for the company's fur department. Under Mr. Skibbe s guidance, Marshall and Swift now makes 90 per cent of the fur garments it sells. Two fur salesmen. Ben Murray and Joe Woolworth, are out m the territory at all times, and more than 100 towns are covered by these two men and the company s various agents. Takes Special Course. Mrs Grace Wilson, added to the dry cleaning department during the last year, has just completed a special course in the treating and finishing of velvets and silks and in the blocking of knit garments She took this work at the National Institute at Washing, ton, D. C. A branch office of the Mason- City plnnt has been cstnblishcd at. Clear Lake. These additional facilities which for all laundering work, as w In the summer of 1936 installation of this new, all-modern laundry on the first floor of the company's building at 210 Delaware avenue northeast was completed, and the dry cleaning department was transferred to the building's newly constructed second floor. Model Laundry. The new laundry is a model plant, set up with the latest type of equipment available from the Troy Laundry Machinery company. Eugene Hawks, brought here by Marshall and Swift from one of the largest laundries }n Des Moines, is in charge of this new department. In connection with the rearranging of the dry cleaning department, an additional •ell i have been in operation during the last few months have brought Marshal] and Swiff? weekly payroll up to 82 full time employes as the new year begins. How to Fill a Need. If we had more unemployed artists, unemployed fiddlers and tooters, unemployed writers, and the government would give them jobs, we would have more ^ pictures, more bad music bad and more bad books in this now too perfect country.—Charleston News and Courier. A proud father walked into a store the other day and said to the ..„ _ c - . salesgirl: "One dozen of your very storage! best diapers." The lady, handmg vault for furs was Cold storage facilities were installed in both the original vault snd the new one, making possible the storage, under accurately re- nal storage u« i U.C.H^~ -••- ,•-_ -, „,.„,. „.:,, constructed ! him the package, said: That \vill constiuciea. r NORTH IOWA TO HAVE 2 PLANTS REA Announces Allotment of $410,000; To Serve 10 Counties. WASHINGTON, (£>)—The Hural Electrification administration announced allotment of $410,000 for two generating plants to serve REA financed distribution systems in 10 counties of northern Iowa. The REA allotted $225,000 for 2 000 kilowatt capacity plan) which probably will be located near Bradford, and $185,000 for another probably to be built at Palmer with a 1,600 kilowatt capacity. Together the capacities of the plants will serve about 9,200 farms and furnish energy for nbout 2,500 miles or povernmen financed rural lines to serve 8.500 new customers. REA has allotted more than S2 000 000 for the lines in Butler, Hardin, Wright, Grundy, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Carroll, Webster, Franklin and Calhoun coun- No operating company has yet been incorporated. House Republicans to Caucus Monday WASHINGTON, (ff)—House republicans were summoned to a caucus Monday morning. Representative Hope (R., Kans.), caucus secretary, sent out the call for party members to go through the routine of naming candidates for the speakership and other house offices controlled by demo- MASON CITY OLOBE-GAZETTE. DECEMBER 31 New Standard Oil Building Under Construction GRUNDY COUNTY BOYS WIN FIRST Lead in Livestock Judging and Tie With Greene in Grain Judging. AMES, (/P)—Grundy Center 4-H club boys won first in the livestock judging contest and tied for f\rst with Greene county contestants in the grain judging event conducted here in connection with the annual convention. Members of the championship stock judging team were Elmei Fritzel, Virgil Slinker and John Miller Fritzel was high individua scorer in the combined livestock and grain judging and stood thin high in individual livestock judging. Second place in the livestock ud*ing went to the Hsncock county team, and Jasper and Webster counties tied for "it™. Spencer Torkelson of Palo Alo county ranked second in combined livestock and grain ]udg- ng and David Wells of Fayette county was third. Elmer Abel of Hancock county placed first in the individual stock judging and Harold Barnett of Dallas county, placed second. The award to the 4-H boys with the best brown Swiss herd in the state went to Lorence Becher ot Fort Dodge. Sound Tictlcs. In accepting a Roosevelt for a fiance, perhaps Miss duPont has in mind Senator Jim Watson's immortal dictum, "if y' them, join them."— stitution. two cents for tax." TheTfather replied: "We use safety pins at our house."—Blue Rapids, Kans.. Times. Representative Snell (R., N. Y.) seemed assured of continuing as minority leader. To Serve Our Customers More Efficiently During the Coming Year, An Addition to Our Plont Focilities and a New Office Building, Pictured Below, Are Now Under Completion OFFICE AND PLANT AT 4th STREET AND MONROE S. W. NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES From the Officers and Employees of the Mason City Millwork Co. I John W. Tubbesing Fred Tubbesing Jay M. Tubbesing Carl 0. Klath T. E. Hanson Myron Bohlen Robert Ditxler R. E. Johnson James Belberoff Otto Peters Ty Johnson Iver Berg Carl Boyd Otto Dahl Loyd McClellan Rudi Hansen W. H. Lockwood George Landeck B. M. Watts Harrison Bailey Harold Drahiem Charles Carlson Vernon Dahl George Redington Leroy Mott Clarence Berg Dick Lockwood W. H. Strong Harold Leake Burton Cookmon Jock Schaffer Raymond Mullin Pete Gribben Fred Lorenzen T. D. Wilkinson n ¥ LYONSAUNDRY, CLEANING FIRM PLANS FOR 1937 Program of Enlargement and Remodeling to Begin in Near Future. Extensive improvements which include a program of enlargement and remodeling will be made in the near future at Lyons Laundry and Dry Cleaning company, 29 Second street southwest, in order that the plant may efficiently take care of an increasing amount of business. Recent additions in equipment included two new washing machines made by the Troy Laundry Machinery corporation, Moline 111. Dimensions of these washing machines are 6 by 10 feet Thus more washings can be washed in net bags, increasing capacity and assuring less wear on The customers' goods Two additional presses of the latest model have been 'added to the laundry department also. New Unit Installed. In the dry cleaning departmenl an air vacuum unit was installed to insure absolutely dry garments leaving the battery of presses. Installation of a large vacuum stil and a pressure filter, both used in the purifying of the solvent used in dry cleaning, were further additions made this year in Plant equipment. The vacuum still and i pressure filter keeps the solvent in the identical conditon as -that m which it left the refinery. A second unit of the fur vault will be completed within a few months. At present the first unit of the vault is situated on the .econd floor of the new building. Its entrance is a huge vault door weighing approximately I. 2 -™ 0 pounds. The outer door is 10 inches thick, the inner door four inches. Walls of this refrigerated vault are 12 inches thick and rest on solid rock in the ground. Wnen the second unit is built, a circular staircase will join the two units ol the vault. Are Steel Reinforced. The walls as well as the floor and ceiling are reinforced with 19 000 pounds of steel bars crossed every six inches. The inner walls, floor and ceiling are also lined with two three inch layers of cork to insure proper insulation for refrigeration. As an extra means of precaution against moths, lethal , gas is used to fumigate the large vault. This gas is deadly only to | moths and moth larvae in the form in which it is used. Remodeling of Lyons' main office is being contemplated, with a modernistic, circular counter to bs installed with indirect 1'ghting within it. Customers' goods will be be kept in a new room which will be built adjoining the office in order to relieve congestion m the main office. Modern Display Room. Another addition to the plant is the modern display roorn for the Concrete is Poured for All Floors Rapid Progress Being. Made in Construction of New Building. Unusual progress is being made on Mason City's largest construction project, the new Standard Oil company division" office, being erected at Washington avenue and Third street northwest. The concrete for the floors and roof have been poured and the construction advanced to the point where i can be continued regardless o weather conditions this winter. The pouring of the roof took place on Dec. 23, when 200 yards of ready mixed concrete were put into the building in one day. This concrete was hauled in four mixing trucks from the Henkel plant and 40 men used in various details connected with the pouring. From the time the excavation was completed and the building proper was started, the general contractors, the Rye Construction company and Henkel Construction company, have poured one floor every 10 days. The project has given employment to from 40 to 50 men. The exterior of this fireproof office building is to be of face brick, 'with terra cotta and stone trim on the Washington avenue and Third street sides. The new building will have in conjunction with other activities on the first floor of ..the Washington avenue side a complete service station. Entrance to the offices will be through a vestibule and lobby on the Third street side of the first floor, which will contain various-offices, rest rooms and a larger meeting room. The second and third floors will have general ofifces of all departments in addition to vaults, rest rooms and other compartments. The building is expected to be completed by June 15. MERCY OBTAINS NEW EQUIPMENT Latest Type of Operating Table, Surgical Lights Added at Hospital. A new operating table and the latest type of surgical lighting in the three operating rooms mark the latest developments in the way of new equipment at Mercy hospital. The new surgical lighting which leaves no shadows in the entire room are known as "Operay" lights, made specifically for this purpose. Also in the room is a battery or "emergency" light used in case of emergency if the electrical power should be turned off. A registered nurse is in charge of each of the regular surgery divisions, consisting of major surgery, ear, eye, nose and throat | Republican Declared Congress Winner in New Hampshire Race CONCORD, N. H., (^-Governor Bridges has signed a certificate of election as congressman from the first district for Arthur B. Jenks of Manchester, a republican. The election had been in cUs- pute since election day and has resulted in two recounts and two rulings by the ballot law commis- WE EXTEND Hearty Good Wishes tor 1957 Jenks defeated Alphonse Roy (D) ballot law commission, finally decided, by 10 votes. BIRUM-OLSON CO. THE BUICK GARAGI 316 North Federal Are. Phone 288 modern aisiJitij" j.uum *«• — K^'J' COJ -> *•'*-> -—-of furs. This room adjoins the j surgery and accident surgery. UJ. J.U10. .,._., «_«Vs wnrk- in MASON CITY MILLWORK CO. Our Craftsmen Arc Skilled in Making "EVERYTHING OF WOOD" Phont 155 Corner 4th «nd Monro* $. W. main office. The fur department was moved into new and larger quarters la\t spring and is completely equipped for repair and manufacture of an fur garments. . The Lyons company furnishes its own soft water and power, and its 1937 program includes plans for a new power plant and boiler room, thus giving it two separate and independent power units. Lyons is constantly servicing 160 towns in North Iowa and southern Minnesota, employs 80 persons and operates 12 trucks. Approximately 20.000 feet of floor space is taken up by the business. Kidnap Threats Lead to Detective Guard ! for Jane Withers' I BOSTON, (IF)— A private detec- i tive guarded freckle faced Jane Withers as a result of kidnap threats against the juvenile screen S Her mother, Mrs. Ruth Withers, said: "An armed bodyguard accompanies Jane everywhere she goes and sleeps in a bedroom next to her's in our suite here." Jane is appearing in a Boston theater. Two anonymous notes were received in Hollywood five weeks ago. The first threatened kidnap- ing of Jane and the killing of her mother unless $50,000 were paid. Much research work is being done in the laboratories of the Mercy hospital which has in it the latest type of equipment Again in 1937 We Will Not Be Undersold in Finest Quality Wallpaper & Paint +STAR+ Wallpaper & Paint Co. Opposite New Po»toffice 34 2nd St. N. E. Phone 1192 Build With BRICK for Permanent, Fireproof and Attractive Construction An Exterior of Denison Face Brick backed with Denison Load -bearing Tile, plus a roof of Denison Clay Tile shingles, is within the reach of every prospective new home owner. Cost estimates gladly furnished. Ask Us About Our New Fireproof Floors MASON CITY BRICK and TILE COMPANY 19 West State Street Mason City, Iowa PHONE 187

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