Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 16, 1937 · Page 61
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 61

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Saturday, January 16, 1937
Page 61
Start Free Trial

MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16 • 1937 AUTOS SAFE AT "" 60," IS CLAIM Speed of 70 Dangerous in Spite of Good Roads, Says Iowa Expert. BOULDER, Colo., (/P) — The "ceiling" for safe driving on high- j ways is about 60 miles an hour, I Herbert J. Gilkey, head of the j Iowa State college department of j theoretical and applied mechanics, j told engineers attending the Uni- i versity of Colorado's highway en- i gineering conference. I "Because of limiting engine ef- ' ficiencies, tire wear, oil and gas j able turnout facilities and cross | consumption, windage and lighting i traffic and pedestrian control." difficulties, the upward trend of speed seems to be approaching a ceiling for safe driving of about 60 miles an hour," Gilkey's prepared address said. Regardless of favorable road conditions, a speed of 70 miles an hour will continue to be both costly and unsafe, with the costs and hazards mounting rapidly for further advances." His requirements for a 60-mile- an-hour, two-lane highway: "Maximum curvature six degrees, with ail curves spiraled and super-elevated; a paved width of 22 feet or more; sight distances of 800 feet for curves; limiting grades of six or seven per cent; frequent sight distances of 2,000 feet or more for overtaking and passing vehicles: compensation for all limiting grades on curves; smooth and rutless shoulders; suit- Framework of KGLO's Antenna Tower CONGRATULATIONS No effort or expense has been spared to moke KGLO an outstanding station. Penney's has spared no effort or expense either to bring you these two truly outstanding money-saving values, starting MONDAY, JAN. 18 Item No. 1 80 SQUARE" PERCALE 2 yds. 25* fast to washing, includes fancies, plain colors and shirting stripes. Item No. 2 Men's Nucraft Collar DRESS SHIRTS 2 £or $1-35 | Yes, it's true' Genuine Nucra'ft collars, will not wilt—and at this low price. All assorted vat printed, 'full cut. Sizes 14 to 17. - Above is pictured the towering framework of KGLO's 290 foot tower, tallest structure in the city. The tower and transmitter are situated on the western .edge of Mason City, on the Mason City- Clear Lake highway. Superannuated Tunes | Tokio Doctor Rivals Barred to Whistlers, | Popeye's Record for Singers in Knoxville KNOXV1LLE, Tenn., (/P)— Knoxville whistlers found out Friday they are subject to a $50 fine if caught publicly tweeting •'Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay," "A f t e r the Ball" or "Two Little Girls in Blue." WPA workers codifying the city's laws found an unrepealed 1893 ordinance making a misdemeanor of "singing or whistling superannuated tunes." Spinach Consumption TOKIO, (/P)—Dr. Kakuji Yoshida, setting an example for the little boys of the world,'announced Friday he had eaten 8,280 pounds of spinach in the last six years. This is more than three pounds a day. Dr. Yoshida said it had made him "robust and youthful." Wenig Voices Service Aims in Bulletin Argues Employment Offices Should Be Maintained Under Present Plau Church Officers Elected. Sends Birthday Greetings. j GLENWOOD, (£>) — A. ! French, Glenwood's 95 year ojd j Civil war veteran, switched the D. | usual procedure and celebrated his j birthday by sending a birthday D U M O N T—The Washington | birtnaay oy sending a j Reformed church elected: Deac- i letter to nearly 100 people. ! ons, Henry Meinders, Will Strut- hoff and John Lupkes; elders, Mr. ; Frohling. Eggert Clawson and • Otto Miller; treasurer, Herman j Essman; pianist, Annetta Rewerts I and assistant Esther Rewerts. The Rev. David Reardon is pastor of i this country church. Breaks Ankle in FalL LEHIGH, UP)— Lee Lang, Lehigh school janitor, slipped on the ice and broke his ankle. He was crawling home when his son-in- law, D. C. Trueblood, found him and assisted him home. WE CONGRATULATE MASON CITY'S RADIO STATION - - AND TO THE MEN WHO HAVE COME HERE FROM OTHER CITIES TO JOIN THE KGLO STAFF, WE SAY, "WELCOME TO MASON CITY" • First National Bank MASON CITY, IOWA Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation The necessity of continuing the operation of the lovva employment service offices under a merit system so "they do not become machinery to foster political aims and designs" is pointed out by Frank Wenig, state labor commissioner, in the December issue of the Employment Service News, issued by the United States employment service, United States department of labor. The article, which is a reprint of an address given by Mr. Wenig at a convention of government labor officials at Topeka, Kans., is ol interest here because one of the state employment services is in operation in Mason City. Is Slow Process. "If Iowa is typical, tha creation and building of a working organization in the employment service is a slow and difficult process," Mr. Wenig adds, presenting reasons for continuing the service under the labor department. Cumulative experience, he points out, is of special value in this service. "There is no state civil service commission in Iowa, but the state has had experience with the merit system as required by the United States employment service. In the fall of 1934, after the Iowa state employment service had been operating for 5 or 6 irjonths, the United States employment service sent its representative to Iowa to conduct examinations. Those selected on the basis of th merit examinations are. with some exceptions, good people. "They have taken readily to training. They have shown themselves adapted to meet changing requirements and have done pretty good job. These 'merit examination' people assumed duties in our offices Jan. 1, 1935. They have been trained and have been enthusiastic about their work. They have made good progress with many employers and are getting a large number of employers' orders, but they still are not getting as many as they could; they have a long period of development ahead of them before maximum results will .-have bucn achieved. Lose Momentum. "The point is, that changing administration and changing personnel cause loss of momentiun. The new employes have now been on the job for more than a year and a half. They are still being trained and lectured and talked to. They still are receiving instruction on their work. If these people in 18 months' time are still learning' and working toward the mastery of their jobs, then to replace them with new employes would be to waste 18 months and much money in training and vitalizing a new organization. "The federal social security act requires that payment of unemployment compensation be made solely through public employment offices or' such other agenres as the board may approve. Since state employment services in many cases function as part of state bureaus of labor, civil-serv- i Installation Is Held. MANLY—Joint installation of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs was held at I. O. O. F. hall with Mr. Webb, grand master, and Mrs. Bertha Garrett, district deputy president, Mrs. Ella Sorenson and Percy Loomer installing. Offices Eilled as follows: For the Re- jekahs, Palzna Knutson is nnble jrand. During the evening, .Mrs. Beardsley and the Rev. Mr. Wuebben played the musical accompaniment. Mrs. Bonnie Hansen sang a song appropriate for the occasion, composed by Mrs. ice requirements in state labor departments will become more vital as the social-security program progresses. National President of Women's Groups Plots 1937 Program WASHINGTON, (IP)— Mrs. Robert Campbell L'awson, president of the General Federation of Women's clubs, said Thursday the dangers of narcotic cigarets and high maternal mortality rates are new fronts on which the organization will iight its old battles this year. She made the statement as board members assembled from every state for their midwinter meeting. The federation has more than 2,000,000 members. Ella Sorenson. A dinner was server! to about 65 after the meeting. 2 Trains May Be Added. ALGONA—At a recent meeting of the Milwaukee railroad officials and the Chamber of Commerce Secretary O. S. Reiley here, recently, it was indicated that two passenger trains might be added to the present schedule on the Milwaukee and St. Louis line through north Iowa. Congratulations L We know you will have the finest Raclio Broadcasting Station possible. And—we give you and your car the best service possible. JOE DANIELS SUPER SERVICE STATION Washington and First Street S. E. Phone 688 I AM GLAD TO... Hare Been Chosen to Do the Painting and Decorating at Radio Station ELLIOT J. HONSEY PAINTING CONTRACTOR 516 NORTH JEFFERSON PHONE 649 CONGRATULATIONS KGLO And the Entire Staff On the Opening of Your Station SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 TUNE IN- Every Business Day Morning 9A.M. to 9:30 A.M. To A MUSICAL PROGRAM SPONSORED BY DAMON'S, Inc. Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWA'S LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE Dflmorrs

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 9,600+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the Globe-Gazette
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free