Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 138
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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6—Sec. D MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 • 1936 FINISHED WALL FOR CLEAR LAKE ACHIEVED IN '36 Large Improvement Noted in Waterfront Along City Park. CLEAR LAKE—Completion of the retaining wall along the lake shore was one of the major constructive accomplishments in Clear Lake during 1936. The wall, which was begun Jan. 13, extends along the west end of city park from State to Main streets. "\VPA workers first cut a large quantity of timbers from State park to be used as piling for the project. Then severs' crews of men were sent cut to collect the boulders which were usod in the split roil; fat-ing ncr.t the lake. Tiie boulders were contributed by farmers of the Clfir Li':c area \\ r,o were only too s!ad fo have their fields cleared of rock at no cost to themselves. The lill-in material behind the wall was also donated from various excavating projects going or. around Clear Lake. Thus the cost of materials for the wail was cut to the minimum. Finished in June. The wall was complete.! late in June and the removable dock plf.ced in time for the July 4 celebration. The space between the wall and Noith First street was landscaped and watered all summer so that a good beginning \vas made toward a permanent sod. The labor for the wall was furnished from the transient camp located north of Mason City through the co-operation of R. B. Martin, state transient director oi \VPA, L. J. Schlitz, state transient Before and After on Lake Waterfront engineer, and R. F. Lee. superin- j tendent of the camo. Men were brought to Clear Lake by truck each morning, returned to the camp for lunch and brought over again for the afternoon work. i W. H. Dickerson wns local fore- ; man 'or a time and J. Murphy. ! Rockwell, for the rest of the time. Dedication Held. | Dedicatory exercises for the j wall were held May 15 in connec-1 tion with the opening of the fish- ! ing season at the lake. At that! Clear Lake's beautiful new high time Alan H. Johnston, assistant school building, a PWA project WPA administrator. Washington, D. C.. was in Clear Lake and New High School Building Now Practically Finished I Clear Lake's PWA Project Stirs Civic Pride of Residents. CLEAR LAKE—Completion of BURKHART ADDS NEW MACHINERY Remodels Bakery; Installs Bread Mixer, Oven Controls. CLEAR LAKE—During the past summer William Burkhart, pro- i . , ~ i i~\yjiiL/ji^ i,v, cmc* \\JIA vc ouimui u,r;u | , . * , .he commission, were also pres- j la:er , At presem the equipment to j Pncter and owner of Clear•Lake costing S165.000, of which 567,500 was donated bv the federal gov- spokc at the exercises. L. S. Hill., ernment, made the closing days of Iowa \VPA administrator, was 1 ••- . . . also present and spoke. Mrs. Henry Frar.kel, chairman of the state conservation commission, and Dr. Frank Colby, malinger of memorable for all interested even indirectly in the city's educational program. Plans for the dedication are incomplete and will be announced ! 12 ,. ,, . - , - . ... be removed from the main build- r.e wall, which is eight feet in ing is being transferred and new furniture and equipment is being received and installed daily. Unless some unforeseen situation height, six feet thick at the base and two at the top, contains 600 cubic yards of native rock. The fill behind the wall required approximately 2,500 cubic yards of material. arises, the new school will hold its first session in the new buiiding The wall has been wired for ! ° n Jan / 4 ' the d ff, set for >' esum flights whenever +H- -ifv ! tlon of classes *° llomn g the holiday vacation. Work Begins. Voters of Clear Lake approved bakery, built extensive additions to his shop on North Fourth sweet and completed a remodeling program which made his bakery one of the first in design and efficiency anywhere in the state. A new mixing machine for making of bread was installed so that large quantities of bread are made without the touch of human hands. Ingredients are weighed and measured and placed in the machine for mixing. Alter rising electric lights whenever the city j wishes to install them. A recess on either side of the opening for the stairway leading to the dock contains floodlights for illuminating the dock and adjacent waters, j lhc are'a Ve'le'cted'as the'sftc^of the I in a machine which makes it into May Extend South. j new building was cleared of resi- | lo« v es ready for the oven. The dock, which, has been re- dcnccs and made ready for exc«-' " " " ~" " " move i during the winter months, i vating the basement. The'first extends 80 feet 11110 the lake. At j work was done Jan. 8 but follow- jls western end is an L section af- j ing that beginning the cold wea- fording excellent landing accommodations for boat? coming to the pier. Inside the wall, the fill extends to within two feel of the top. A gravel walk parallels the wall along the inside, making it possible for sightseers to enjoy the the project late in 1935 and soon I ! n lar S e vals the dough is placed A new diathemmatic over was | installed with electric controls which insure proper temperature and perfect baking conditions. A ther of late January and all of February prevented much progress. Excavation was not completed until April 1 and the pouring of the cement foundations began shortly thereafter. The building, which is of the «iivn. iwi ;si£iiucctr> l\J ITHlLfV Lilt l * i 11 i j. i view over the lake without Vamp- ' late£t , m ° dcl a ?, d most /PP r ° ved i; n <r ihe new sod i type< nas two floors and a base" Eventual^ it is hoped to extend ': "? ent - The first flo ? r+ contains flve the wall another block south from dass rooms ' manual training room. new doughnut machine was another innovation introduced. Many special types of cakes, cookies and breads are baked by the company Main street and install a light at the southern end. flood Also, the present plans are to close First street between Main and State and extend the city park directly to the wall. The area will be set with trees and otherwise beautified. HAPPY NEW YEAR To friends and customers and future friends and customers. Beauty Salon OPERATORS Mrs. Viola Hess Eva Becker PHONE 724 CLEAR LAKE Marshall & Swift, Inc. Complete Service • Quality Cleaning! Latest Styles in Fur Coats! New Modern Laundry! • For Highest Quality Workmanship North Fourth Street office rooms, auditorium, gymnasium, music room, practice rooms, and music instructors' rooms. Walls of the music rooms, auditorium and gymnasium are built of cincrete, a material which deadens souncj. j Well Lighted. j I On the second floor arc nine j | rooms. These include sewing and • cooking rooms, study hall, library I and several class rooms. In the i basement are boys' and girls' I showers and locker rooms, a large i lunch room, janitors' quarters and : service rooms. The floors of the auditorium and gymnasium are of strip maple and | in the class rooms a beautiful i block arrangement reminding one of the old fashioned log-cabin quilt pattern is used. Asphalt tile is used in the corridors. The walls and ceilings have equally plessing and beautiful finishes and the building is lighted by large windows with a multitude of electric lights for night use. Beauty Revealed. Since- the trees to the south of the building have been removed and the grounds leveled, the true beauty of lhc structure has been fully revealed. The gymnasium of the building j was completed in time for the • opening game of the basketball season played on the home floor i Dr. B. W. Riner. pastor of the : local Methodist church, gave the j dedicatory speech, stressing the I value to Clear Lake of such a fine i gymnasium and expressing the which operates four trucks in serving its customers. Mr. Burkhart learned his trade in Dubuque and has been in business in Clear Lake eight years. Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart held open house at their bakery Nov. 14, at which time several hundred persons visited the plant and many congratulatory messages and bouquets of flowers were received. Lake Creamery Obtains Two New Employes CLEAR LAKE—Leonard Cash, Rake, and L. E. Jacobson, forme: Thornton men, were chosen las January buttermaker and secretary respectively of the Cleai Lake F a r m e r s' Co-operative creamery in place of Virgil Rule and W. F. Paul, former incumbents of those positions, who resigned to open a creamery o' their ov.-n at Bellevue. Mr. Cash, who learned his art in the Clear Lake creamery, had been buttermaker at Rake for 10 years. Mr. Jacobson had been secretary of the Thornton creamery for four years Both men moved their families to Clear Lake upon assuming theii duties at the creamery. Pastor 50 Years CLEAR LAKE—The Rev. S. M. Stenby, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran church, completed 50 years as pastor there on Aug.. 29, the anniversary of his ordination which took place in the old Congregational church edifice 50 years ago. The Rev. Mr. Stcnby was honored by his congregations here, at Ccnter- villc. S. Dak., and at Grinnell. Four charter members of his church here, Iver Hedncfield, Andrew Jorgcn, Mrs. Paul Jacobson and Mrs. Lena Peterson, were present for the celebration which was held In the church parlors. GREETINGS From the DeBruyn Super Service Clear Lake, Iowa CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH SALES and SERVICE Phone 214 hope that true sportsmanship anc healthful rivalry would be fostered by iis use. Ernest Anderson, local contractor, has been in charge of the construction work of the building. D W. Hickcy and company, St. Paul were sub-contractors for olumb- ing and heating, with Larson, Clear Lake, in direct ch&rge. School Board Named. Pratt Electric company, Algona, installed the electrical fixtures; Luedtke Brothers, St. Paul, were sub-contractors for the flooring throughout. The heating plant in the main building supplies the heat for the high school also. The school board, members of which are B. C. Myhr, president, Sam Kennedy, Ray Robbins, Peter Anderson and John Bohning, with Ralph Ingersol, and L. W. Sherman, secretary, treasurer, have worked patiently throughout the year to bring the propect to a successful completion. Supt. C. A. Pease, who is completing his eighth year in the school, has taken a keen interest in the work going on as have all the other hush school teachers. PERKINS'DAIRY OPENS AT LAKE 'asteurized Milk Featured; Other Products Sold by Firm. CLEAR LAKE—A new venture in business in Clear Lake during 1936 is the Perkins pasteurized dairy opened early in June on North Fourth street. The building was purchased in April from Harry Stanberry and remodeling done to make it fit the needs of the firm. The plant is equipped with all modern conveniences for the ice cream and dairy business. A super-cold ice cream freezer, hardening cabinet, and dispensing cabinets are in use. Pasteurized 'milk and cream, cottage cheese, chocolate milk, butter and eggs are also sold at the plant and the company runs two milk delivery trucks to care for its trade, John Perkins is in charge of the pasteurization work, R a w I i n s Perkins of the ice cream department, Dowd Perkins of the milk processing and .Mrs. John Perkins of the retail store and book- kepi ng. J. Powell Remodels Palm Garden Cafe; Holds Open House CLEAR LAKE—Joe Powell held an opening for the Palm Garden cafe and night club,, Main street, Oct. 9 with open house all day and evening with music and other special features. The building, formerly occupied Kelrp'y's,'was entirely remodeled during the summer. New walnut booths were placed in front, a dance floor laid back of it, with dining and cooking facilities in the •ear. The basement is fitted up as a Rathskellar with bowlette, card and billiard tables, bars, chairs and settees. The place is fully equipped with refrigerators and pider taps. Music is provided by phonograph and radio and tables re provided for both men and vomen. CLEAR LAKE—The two scenes pictured above are peculiarly appropriate for study at.the season of the year when the god Janus is reported to be facing both ways in an effort to view the past and look into the future. Clear Lake residents need but look at the URper picture to realize the appearance of the lake shore next the City park on Jan. 1, 1936. The lower picture shows the split-boulder faced retaining wall built as a WPA project, and completed July 1. The state conservation commission sponsored the project and workmen from the transient camp north of Mason City furnished the labor. Practical training in masonry work for several men was a by-product not to be underestimated in value. CLEAR LAKE HAS RED CROSS LIFE SAVERINSEASON Stationed at City Pier for Instant Duty m Case of Accident. CLEAR LAKE—Perhaps nothing has been done in recent years which has met with more instantaneous approval by all who knew of it than the stationing of a senior Red Cross life saver at tha municipal dock at Clear Lal:e during the past season by the Clear Lake branch of Cerro Gordo chapter of the organization. John Ross Winnie was procured to act ES life guard from July 1 till the close of the season. His work was educational and preventive in nature. No major tragedy developed on the lake while he was on duty. One of the educational projects was the organization of a life saving school which enrolled 52 persons in three classes the first day. The number grew until more than 80 took the. work and 53 passed the tests for certificates. Mr. Winnie was assisted by Jean Sies- seger, Clear Lake: Jane Thome, Mason City, and Bobby Jones, Des Moines. Plans are on the way to hold a series of life savers' schools during the 1937 season that more young people may become proficient in this work and that Clear Lake may become known as a safe place for people to go for a holiday. Other projects which the local branch has sponsored or co-operated in are the county health nurse project, the first aid classes held weekly during the tall months and the Red Cross roll call which resulted in a membership of 246 members for the local Clear Lake branch.. Another 1936 Memory LAKE RESIDENTS INDORSE BAND Clear Lake Musical Talent Organized Under J. Kopecky. CLEAR LAKE—No organization is more dear to the hearts of Clear Lake residents nor more whole heartedly endorsed by its audiences than the Clear Lake high school band unless it be the two Clear Lake junior drum and bugle corps. The organizations are under the leadership and direction of John Kopecky who is band and orchestra instructor at the school during nine months of the year and has led the city band during the summer months for several seasons past. In 1936 the band began its summer season on June 14 and played at least three evenings a week until the last of August. Mr. Kopecky gave free instruction in band and instruments for 10 weeks during the summer. The first drum corps drilled regularly during the summer and later a second drum corps was formed to accommodate those who wished to join. Attend Festival. Clear Lake band and drum •; corps both went to Mason City | June 18 to participate in the band festival held there. Many favorable comments were received concerning the quality of music and the businesslike attitude of the youngsters taking part in the programs at Mason City. On Aug. 9 the Clear Lake Commercial club co-operated with Mr. Kopecky in promoting the annurl band festival in the City park. Sixteen municipal bands from adjoining towns co-operated in giving a continuous all-day band concert j culminating in a massed band of 300 or more pieces in the evening. Mothers Help. Several novelty bands also appeared on the program and a number of well-known musicians attended. Among these were Herbert Gutstein, Chicago, who directed the massed band through several numbers; Alonzo Leach, Des Moines, secretary of Iowa Bandmasters' association; Dick Harold, Indianapolis, and Ralph Jordan, Chicago. Amongst the most loyal supporters of the band is the Music Mothers club, an organization of women especially interested in seeing that the band and drum corps have the wherewithal to get materials and to do things. The club had a refreshment stand at the band festival and later sponsored a carnival at the high school. In both ventures nice sums were added to the club treasury. New band instruments, uniforms, and other extras are furnished by the CLEAR LAKE—Although the winter of 1935 and 1936 will go down in history as the coldest for 1]7 years and many remember those terrible weeks but to shudder, anyone who beheld the standpipe in City park wJlien covered with its mass of crystal splendor will have at least one delightful memory stored away to balance the grimmer pictures. As the cold increased and water was pumped into the pipe till it overflowed daily, the mass of ice grew more ponderous until on Feb. 11 It appeared as pictured above. Later firemen played streams of water upon the mass in an attempt to thaw some of i.' **vzy but not until the balmy days of spring when gentle southern breezes came did the accumulation loosen.. When it finally broke, the crash was heard all over the down-town district. COMPANY GETS BUS PERMIT FOR CLEAR LAKE RUN Two 27 Passenger Units Are Purchased by Railroad. CLEAR LAKE—The new buses of the Mason City and Clear Lake Railroad company are expected to be in operation between the two towns within a few days after Jan. 1, The opening of this new means of transportation following the curtailment in interurban service after the loss by the company of the Mason City franchise in the summer will be a source of real satisfaction to most Clear Lake residents. W. H. Ward. Louis Bass, B. B. Bailey. Ray Robbins and Welcome ! Hollister. members of Clear Lake I Commercial club, were the committee which met with Charles Strickland, president of the People's Gas and Electric company I of Mason City, and J. H. Siesseger, superintendent of the Mason City and Clear Lake Railroad company, in an effort to work out a satisfactory solution to the problem. In due time a plan was made, the company applied to the Iowa railroad commissioners for a permit, a hearing was held at Clear Lake Dec. 4 and the permit granted Dec. 12. Following this. Mr. Siesseger and Roger Kirk went to Detroit and other eastern points to choose the buses for the company. Two 27 passenger units built of heat treated aluminum and weighing 6,600 pounds each were purchased from the Dittmar Man- ufcturing company of Harvey, 111., and will be placed in operation as soon as delivery is made. A feature of these machines is that the entire vehicle is one complete unit, without a chassis. The new buses will follow the route of the irjter- | urban road from Clear Lake to Mason City and give frequent service in each direction from early morning until near midnight R. B. Norton Operated Royal Barber, Beauty Shop Since October CLEAR LAKE—Robert B. Norton, formerly of Mingo, bought out Stanley Smith of the Royal Barber and Beauty shop and took over the manage/.'isnt of the same on Oct. 13. Assisting him in the shop are Miss Nell Sweesy, Charit? City, who operates the beauty parlor, and Clifford Yarrow, Vi'lisca, who has the second chair in the barber shop. Rltz Hotel Operated by New Management CLEAR LAKE—A. E. Ogden, Des Moires, purchased the Ritz hotel at Eayside in September and took ove? the management on Oct. 1. Extensive improvements were made in the building, including a private dining room, banquet hall and dance floor. The hotel is operated continuously throughput the year with Al Allen assisting Mr. O'Jden. Mr. Ritz had owned and operated the hotel for 15 years. FRANCE BOOSTS ITS NAVYPLANS 572 Million Program Will Supplement "Normal" Schedule. PARIS, (JP)— -France will enter the world naval race of 1937 with a $572,000,000 program to supplement the "normal" schedule previously planned. German rearmament and not expiration of the Washington and London naval agreements, is responsible for the increased expenditures, official spokesmen declared. The French program, to be completed in six years, provides for: Five 35,000 ton battleships, of which two already have been authorized, and 10 10 : 000-ton cruisers. The normal program is for 51 warships, comprising one 7,600- ton cruiser, six destroyers, seven submarines and the remainder in auxiliary craft. Four thousand officers ;:nd men are to be added, boosting the navy to 64,000 men. New Firm Takes Over Loan Company CLEAR LAKE—A business enterprise of interest to the people of Clear Lake is the Cerro Gordo Loan and Investment company which was purchased by L. L. Weedman, Karl F. Hass, and Harriet Sheridan in October. Mr. Hass is president of the new company. Miss Weedman. now Mrs. Hass, is manager, and Miss Sheridan, vice president. Business is conducted in the Cerro Gordo State bank building. GREETINGS For a Prosperous 1937 BUSH'S PASTRY Clear Lake, Iowa SATURDAY SPECIAL JELLY ROLL . . . lOc PARK THEATER Tonight A BIG DOUBLE PROGRAM "The Leflon of Terror" with Bruce Cabot and Marruerite Churchill. 2nd Feature: "Peter Ibbfitson 1 ' with Ann Hardinr and Gary Cooper. A Good Program— DON'T MISS IT! A JOYOUS NEW YEAR TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO GENEROUSLY TO OUR WELL-BEING DURING THE PAST YEAR. AND BEST WISHES FOR LUCK AND HAPPINESS. THESE CLEAR LAKE MERCHANTS GREET YOU: Wishing You a Prosperous and Happy NEW YEAR Lake Theatre Clear Lake BRUCHNER GARAGE Fctchell-Carlson One Battery Farm Radio KOOL STEIN CAP Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Witkc, WELLS AUTO CO. "Chevrolet 1 ' PETERSEN SERVICE Standard Oil Products BECKNER I. G. A. C. A. Becker, Prop. SNO-WHITE MARKET Lyle Stunkard, Prop. PERKINS DAIRY Pasteurized Milk and Cream GREETINGS Hope the coming New Year will bring you an abundance of health, happiness and prosperity. ROYAL BARBER and BEAUTY" SHOP Two Barbers and Beauty Operator R. B. NORTON, Prop. PHILLIPS ONE-STOP SERVICE Floyd Kimball, JAMISON SERVICE Standard Oil Products F. W. Jamison, MIT. CORNER DRUG Nyal's Remedy Store Wtsgerhof and Roscland EASTMAN SERVICE Div. & North East St. E. M. Eastman, Prop. LAKE BARBERSHOP Fred Martin, Prop. JACOBSON BARBER SHOP Henry Jacobson and Ray Custer The RENDEZVOUS Frank Meyers, Prop. JEFFERSON SMOKE SHOP C. E. Callanan, Prop. MATHER GROCERY Fruits and Mote Phone 411 BAILEY'S VARIETY GOODS STORE South bide Cash Grocery and Meats South North &, 4th SU. PALM GARDEN CAFE Downtown Clear Lake McGOWAN and SHERIDAN Eferythlnr In Hardware FREEMAN & KENYON Real EsUie Formers Mutual Co-op. Creamery W. L. Bisrrove-L. B. Cash, I . M»n»rer» •

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