Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 13, 1949 · Page 39
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26 Oct. 12, 1949 •(»••• CUjr GUk«-Gaiett«, Mnon City, la. Mason City Calendar OCT. »— Community Chert team ottl- ders* instruction meeting. V. M. .C. A., 1:29 n. m. OCT. S3— El K*hir temple ceremonial, northeast Iowa, at Roosevelt -:i«!d- house. OCT. SS—Seumas MacManus at-Congregational church at 7:30 p. m. OCT. 84—Community Chest general solicitation klckotf. V. M. C. A, 5:59 p. m. OCT. !4—Charles Eagle Plume addresses Executives club at Hotel Hauford at 6:30 p. m. NOV. 8—Community Chest campaign final report, V. W. C. A.. 5:59 p. m. NOV. 21—First number in Community Concert series, John Carter, tenor, high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m. NOV. 3—New Vork Civic Opera presentation of "Carmen" at Roosevelt Cleld- house. under Exchange club sponsorship NOV. •—free Christian Science lectura by Earl E. Simms, C. S.. of Austin, Tex., at Monroe Junior high school auditorium. 8:15 p. m. NOV. 11—All-day Armistice day observance with football game at 2 p. m. and address by Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichel- bereer at Roosevelt fieldliouse at 8. NOV. 25-26—S* arm drainage contractors and tilers conference sponsored by Mason City Brick & Tllo company. DEC. 6-7—Iowa State Vegetable Grew- crs association. DEC. 13—Chamber of Commerce annuaJ meeting—Christmas party. DEC. 14—Annual Christmas party of Clausen-Worden post, American Legion, Hotel Hauford, 7 p. m. dinner. JAN. 10—Woman's club presents Robert Maeldoff. First Methodist church, • p. in. IAN. 3»—Community Concert. Columbia Grand Opera Quartet, high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m, FEB. 27—Community Concert, Sijri Wels- senbere, pianist, high school auditor' turn. 8:15 p. m. HERE IN MASON CITY Plan Game Management Area Here Payne's do picture framing-. Paper Headquarters. Shepherd*. Presbyterian Rummagre Sale Labor Hall, Sat, Oct. 15, 8 a. m. Kiwaiiians will hear Steve Stahl, former toastmasters club president, at the club's regular luncheon meeting at Hotel Hanford' Thursday noon. Kecley's Cho. Creams 75c Ib. Kislia's 16 1st S. E. Bake Sale Thursday, Damon's Lobby, 9:30 a. m. Local secretary of the U. S. civil service board of examiners, W. Earle Sheka, has received notification of examinations for a large number of positions, among them the following: Information spec r ialistj aviation safety agent, airways flight inspector, public health educator, office appliance operators, architect, agricultural positions, serplogist, dental hygienist and physical therapist. Further information may be had at the postoffice. Glass Wax for window cleaning. Boomhower Hdw. Church Rummage Sale 6th and 6. Van Bur., Thurs., Oct. 13, 9 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Giddings of Pasadena, Cal., who have been guests in the home of Mrs. Giddings' sister, Mrs. Jay Lorenz, left Tuesday for their home. The Giddings have been spending the past month' in the middle west and while here Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz accompanied them to Washington, D. C., where they visited Bob Lorenz and family and to Cleveland, Ohio, where they visited Don Lorenz and family, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz. Storm sash repair, window glass. Boomliower Hdwe. 1950 V. F. W. dues are now due. Payable at office of quartermaster, 12 2nd N. W. Dr. H. W. Knutson and Dr. M. L. Knutson were among a group of optometrists from this section who attended a district meeting of the Iowa Optometric associa- .tion at Hotel Kirkwood, Des Moines, Oct. 9. $3.00 Hat Sale Thurs. only, 3 doz felt hats. Loftus Hat Shoppe, . 8 1st N. W. "Child photography with the miniature camera" exhibit at the library will continue 2 more days. John Wagner of Mason City was elected social chairman of the • Law ComJhons association at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, in the campus elections. Wagner is a sophomore in law. Certified Metered Service, Spark Circulating Heaters and quality fuel oil are all available through Red Star Oil company. Ph. 1328. $4.98 Millinery clearance sale Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 100 "better hats." Loftus Hat Shoppe, 8 1st St. N. W. 4-County Unit Is Considered by Commission Haynes Explains Plans to Rod and Gun Club There is a strong possibility of a game management area being formed by. next spring for Worth, Winnebago, Hancock and Cerro Gordo counties, according to word received here. This is the information President Stanley Haynes relayed from the state conservation commission to the North Iowa Rod and Gun club at its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the Y. M, C. A. * Several such units have already been formed in Iowa. The unit here would probably be known as the Rice lake unit and would include all state-owned areas in the 4 counties. The plan proposes a headquarters point and a manager to be responsible for the development and maintenance of the unit. Makes Use of Federal Aid Haynes noted that such a setup makes possible the use of the federal Pitman-Robinson act funds. The state conservation commission expects to do the major development work in the area for 2 or, at most, 3 years, and after that time the unit manager will be responsible for a maintenance program in addition to continuing a farm-game habitat program in those 4 counties. Along with the management of a farm-game program, the unit manager can locate all possible wildlife areas in the 4 counties with the idea of further acquisition or possibly leasing of areas for wildlife purposes. Though they are substantially supported by federal funds, the game unit managers are picked by an administrator associated with the state conservation commission. They are picked for their training in wildlife work and are required to have a thorough understanding of farming practices and principles, Haynes said. For All Wildlife Entire units will be managed for the benefit of all types of wildlife. Most of the state-owned areas now are primarily waterfowl areas but the management units add upland game habitat through the farm-game program. The club held a discussion Tuesday night of wildlife coyer and ended by passing a resolution to have Haynes appoint a 3-man committee to meet with, the county board of supervisors to discuss indiscriminate spraying of weeds. It was pointed out that in places all cover for game has disappeared. The next meeting of the club will be held at the Y. M. C. A. on Nov. 8 and President Haynes extended an invitation to all farmers in this area to be guests of the club. A discussion of farmer- hunter problems will be held and the movie "Blue Goose Flight" will be shown. More Than 2,000-'Phone, Power Lines Cut by Storm New Toastmasters Give 1st Speeches Five new members of the Mason City club of Toastmasters International gave their initial speeches at the regular weekly meeting Tuesday evening at the Hotel Hsnford. They were W. B. Oleson, Jack Sargent, Ken Kalahar, Bill Yenerich and Don Helbling. Gene Kroening was toastmaster and Charles D. Hilton, general critic. Individual critics were Norman Lysne, Thor Jensen, Henry Hvattum, Cliff Oeschger and P. H. Geelhart. R. I. MacGregor was topicmaster. ' Speakers for the meeting next Tuesday evening will be Jerry Alderman, Bob Douglas and Geelhart with Dr. R. E. Griswold as toastmaster and Oeschger as general critic. President Coolidge's inauguration in 1924 was the first to be broadcast. The hookup comprised 24 stations. Forest City—Mrs. Pauline Samuels arrived from Norway after a year of visiting friends and relatives there. Before returning to her home on the west coast, she will spend a few weeks here with her aunt, Mrs. Andrew Hanson. G. W. Trains Discontinued Permanently Commerce Commission Announces Ruling The 2 Great Western railroad passenger trains formerly operating through Mason City. Nos. 31 and 32, discontinued last May, will be taken off the schedules permanently, according to authorization by the Iowa state commerce commission Wednesday. These trains operated between Council Bluffs and the north line of Iowa. The discontinuance affected 42 stations in Iowa. There remains in operation, however, another round trip pasenger> train on the line. Spokesmen for communities along the line had objected to the discontinuance at a commission hearing Sept. 29. Largest towns affected are Carroll, Fort Dodge, Harlan, Manning, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Mason City and Manly. Savings Now Made The commission, in announcing its ruling, cited operating losses by the railroad in 1948. It said further that savings had been made since the 2 trains were discontinued. Principal objections were on the grounds of impaired mail service, dissatisfaction with the handling of express, dependency of newspapers on trains for distribution, the inability of workers to reach employment, and inability to obtain emergency supplies from distribution points as promptly as before. "It is a quite well known anc recognized fact that.a major portion of all pasenger train operations are now at a loss," the commission order commented. I added: Towns Have Other Service "We feel that in this instance to require a reinstatement o these train services would only hasten the time when the question would arise as to whether o not any of the passenger service could be retained." Eighteen of the towns in lows on this line are served by othe railroads and 12 are served bj bus lines. The mail service has been re arranged either through the es ablishment or extension of sta routes or through different hand ing on the trains remaining ;ervice. "Express service has likewis seen revised and very little com >laint seems to now exist as re WHEN SICKNESS STRIKES When sickness strikes you are not disposed to count costs. You want the best in professional service and in drugs, no matter what the cost may be. But, this "best" costs you no more at the Prescription Shop and most of the time costs less. Here, fresh, potent, full strength drugs are expertly compounded by •ble and experienced registered pharmacists assuring you of speedy recovery. Take your next prescription to the Prescription Shop. "PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS" THE PRESCRIPTION SHOP 9 EAST STATE STREET W. B. CMey, FW. W. B. McGrane, BUT. specting this mission said. service," the com WHERE BLACKBIRDS GATHER—This picture gives' n intimation of one of the most interesting sights in Mason 3ity—the gathering of a huge flock of blackbirds in the ?rove of trees southeast of the Jacob E. Decker and Sons lant. No one has ever been able to count the waves of birds hat sweep in from all direc-* ; ions each evening just be- ore sunset, or who leave in dark cloud every morning short- y before sunrise, but Joe Holub, 40 llth N. E., puts the figure in nillions. The best time to see them now at G:10 in the morning when hey leave, generally in one direc- ion, peeling off from the rear. ror instance, if the flock is to head outheast, those in the northwest part of the roost will start first ollowed in close formation by heir associates. Getting out takes only 15 or 20 minutes. Around 5:15 p. m. they fly in, coming- from all directions, probably from as far as 40 miles. That, oo, is a sight to behold. But the 'ormations are not so spectacular at night as the birds take approximately an hour to roost. Every evening, however, finds cars going north on the little lane irom the water works plant to a spot near the trees where the birds can be watched. The spot was probably selected by the birds because it was in a hollow out of the wind. The suggestion also is made by Roger Anderson, who did an.article on the olackbirds for the Globe-Gazette some years ago, that protection from shooting may have played a part. The roosting spot is inside the city limits. The black birds, who like company, started flocking together the first week in May. Then the flock consists mainly of males while the females tend the nest. As the summer advances the gathering gets larger as the females and the young join the procession. Now that the leaves are off the trees the silhouettes of the birds can be easily seen in the soft light of the morning or evening. The blackbirds will continue staying in this area until the feed gives out, according to Holub. That will probably be in November. Medical Society Hears Dr. Brush Forty-three members of the Cerro Gordo county Medical Society met at Hotel Hanford Tuesday night for the October dinner meeting of the group. Following dinner and a short business meeting the doctors heard a discussion on "Indications for Prostatectomy" by Dr. Frederick C. Brush of Mason City. In radio, when broadcasts of the same type are presented one after the other it is called "pattern programming." Mason Cityan Elected to Society of Editors Washington, (fi>)— W. Earl Hall, editor of the- Mason City, Iowa, Globe-Gazette, has been elected to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He was one of 17 elected at the fall meeting Tuesday of the ASNE board of directors. Others elected to membership along with the Iowa editor were: John H. Colburn, managing edi- or, Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch; Tomme C. Call, associate editor, San Antonio (Tex.) Express; John J. Brady, managing editor Wilmington_ (Del.) News; John S; Moore, Jr., managing editor, Dayton (Ohio) Journal-Herald; James F. Carroll, associate editor Dayton (Ohio) Journal- Herald. Egbert S. Turner, Sunday editor, Syracuse (N. Y.) Herald Journal; Joe Parham, editor, Macon (Ga.) News; Wayne Freeman, editor, Greenville (S. Car.) Piedmont; Carl Weimer, managing editor, Greenville (S. Car.) News; Donald Reynolds, editor and publisher, Southwest-Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark.; Paul L. Smith, managing editor, Woonsockct (R. I.) Call. Alex McCullough, managing editor, Spartanburg (S. Car.) Herald; Gerald Harshman, editorial director, Sharon (Pa.) Herald; Roy Pinkerton, editorial director, Ventura (Cal.) Star-Free Press; John Clelland, Jr., editor, Longview (Wash.) Daily News; Whitley Austin, editor, Salina (Kans.) Journal; Rebecca Gross, editor, Lock Haven (Pa.) Express. All power lines to Mason City homes and all long distance telephone lines out oC Mason City were in working order by Tuesday evening and it was hoped to have all local telephones in service by Wednesday evening following the Monday windstorm. The Northwestern Bell Telephone company reported 75 long distance lines down and 90 local telephones out of order as the result of the storm. Most were caused by cable breaks caused by falling branches and trees, according to Manager Carl R. Dwyer. The telephone company and the People's Gas and Electric company each had crews of about 30 men working on the trouble calls. The P. G. & E. linemen and their assistants worked through the night Monday and until 10 p. m. Tuesday when the last local line was repaired, according to Leo Skyles, the line foreman. More than 2,000 individual trouble calls were received by the P. G. & E. Monday, he said. The telephone crews worked during daylight hours and in some instances followed the electrical linemen who had to clear live wires off the telephone lines before they could be handled. This organization is made up of editors of daily newspapers in cities of 50,000 or more, with a limited few from smaller communities. Prescott Rites Held Forest City—Funeral services for Jacob O. Prescott, 86, farmer near here lor many years, were held "Wednesday afternoon at the Hanson funeral home, the Rev. Clair Saliers officiating. Interment was in Madison township cemetery. He died Sunday from ills of old age. , Conner Rites Set Popejoy—Funeral services for Albert R. Conner will be held at the Methodist church at 2 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery near Popejoy. Buffalo Center — Mrs. Johanna Westendorf is visiting in the home of her son, George Blank at St. Paul, Minn., this week. . COAL (We Sell Tons of Satisfaction) Place Your Order Now by Calling 986 WAGNER COAL CO. AT BEENAR'S A n. (ia HEAD COLD NASAL CONGESTION 2 drops of Penetro Nose Drops In each nostril open up cold- clogged nose fast. You breathe easier quickly this 2-drop way, ttttg: PENETRO NOSE DROPS nvestiaate THE NEW 1950 MODEL COAT SALE ZIP-IN LININGS- FITTED and BOXY Many in a I wool-others in wool mixtures EXPERTLY TAILORED - FINE LININGS Diabetes Tests at Cursing Offices Attention was being called Wednesday to the fact that free urine analyses are being made at he offices of the Public Health Nursing association, 2nd. floor of he Penney store, this week in observance of Diabetes Protection ,veek. The Nursing association offices are open from 8:30 to 12 and from to 5 except on Saturday when Jiey close at 12. A considerable number have availed themselves of this opportunity but more specimens can be handled it was announced. Co-operating with the nursing association in the program is the Cerro Gordo County Medical society. G. I. 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