Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 13, 1949 · Page 53
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 53

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, October 13, 1949
Page 53
Start Free Trial

Ma*«o CHy GIobc-Gaielte, Mason City. b. Right Attitude of Mind Toward City Discussed B. & P. W. Sponsors KGLO Forum Talk The right attitude of mind toward a community was discussed on the KGLO Forum under the sponsorship of the Business and Professional Women's club with Mrs. C. V. McCarthy representing the club and citizens and Lester Milligan, Chamber of Commerce secretary, representing the city. The discussion was held in connection with the club's slogan for National Business Women's week, "Boost Your Town—It Boosts You." "The right kind of home town booster is one who constantly studies the needs of his home town and who works cheerfully and consistently toward making it a. better place in which to live and earn a living," Milligan pointed out in answer to the question put by Mrs. McCarthy. "He will not close his eyes to its shortcomings but %vill work steadily to improve them. But neither will he close his eyes to its advantages and its progress and he will never cease to mention the good things in a positive kindly way," Milligan added. Discuss Growth of City The help given the person himself who boosts his home town was brought out. The optimistic individual, yet with a realistic view of life and his community, not only enjoys life better himself but makes other people feel better. He sees such things as the 16 plus per cent growth in each of the last 2 decades. The pessimist, a kill-joy, sees only the things a community lacks or fails to accomplish. The intelligent booster wants an auditorium but realizes a community can't escape community needs that have top priority— schools, street rebuilding, modernized sewage disposal plant— things necessary for just everyday living. Current examples of the growth of Mason City were named: The large building of homes in northeast Mason City necessitating a $400,000 addition to Harding school; the Westview apartments in Willowbrook addition, eventually to add to the enrollment of Wilson school. Hope that Mason City will eventually have a new auditorium was 'expressed by Milligan and Mrs. McCarthy explained that the B. P. W.'s had already set aside a $1,000 fund for such a project. Meet Rumors With Facts A woman—and man—can especially be boosters for their home town by having facts about the city at hand when wild rumors about it' start circulating, Mrs. McCarthy said when the question was put to her by the Chamber of Commerce secretary. The oft circulated rumor about the Ford Motor company buying the fairgrounds was brough't into the discussion. How a thinking person would meet such a rumor was illustrated. "Where did you hear that? Where would the Ford Motor company house its employes'?" and other similar questions would occur to the thinking person and cause the rumor-circulating person to be more careful of his rumors. This countercheck of persons with "community indigestion" was stressed as an important point in being a community booster. "If we have an intelligent pride, we'll always be working toward making our city a better place in which to live and earn our living," Milligan said in conclusion. Pass Bar Exams Among 11 senior law students from the State University of Iowa who recently passed the state bar examinations in Des Moines were Paul L. Harris, Jr., Clarion; Donald C. Wilson, Greene; Frank Gillett, Forest City. Polio Fund Grows Dougherty — The polio benefit dance sponsored by the firemen was very well attended. The proceeds amounting to $201.15 have been mailed to the Polio Foundation. The American -Legion aux iliary held a bake sale which netted the polio fund $67.80. 105 EAST STATE • HAMILTON • ELGIN IF YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY Then Shop the B&O EXCHANGE 1312 North Federal THE SAVINGS ARE IMMENSE GENUINE ARMY Work Shoe $245 UP Sizes 54 to 13 Brand New White DRESS SHIRTS Sanforized, non-wilt collars, fine quality. Do not need starch, dampen and iron. Individually wrapped in cellophane, sizes 14i to 17. Have a good assortment of sleeve lengths. Re?. 3.92 § Now Each Make Ideal Gifts Brand New 100% Wool O. D. BLANKET . . t ea. Brand New Blue China SHIRTS, Sanforized. Sizes 15 to 161/2. Formerly $2.94, now only $147 ea. Genuine Navy Sheepskin Goats have been reduced to fit yo r ur budget. They cost the government much more than we are asking. What a Coat— What a Buy, Only Wool Lined Combat OVERALLS. Why be cold $ when you can buy these at the low price of. . • Blanket Lined JACKETS Somc Hove Hoods Attached $245 up Brand New Leather JACKETS Sixes 36 to 42 $9.80 Leather Flight JACKETS Sheepskin Lined. $9.80 Army O. D. 100% Wool Lined MACKINAWS They have large 5E, $3.50 up Men's Civilian OXFORDS 49 pair. While they last. Values up to $1.96 49c WAC RAIN COATS, have hood attached $1.96 IF YOU'RE NOT ASHAMED TO SAVE MONEY THEN YOU WILL ATTEND THIS BIG SALE B&O EXCHANGE 1312 NORTH FEDERAL 102 South Federal REGULARLY 2.98 Phone 860 ENTIRE STOCK RAYON BLOUSES CUT IN PRICE 266 Choo» i»v«ro/ at this tow price! Washabjp rayon crepes, with or without lace- trims, in jewel-neck and collar styles. Select tailored or dressy types for suits and skirts. All are outstanding buys. In whites, pastels. 32 to 38. REGULARLY 2.98 ENTIRE STOCK MISSES' NEW AUTUMN SKIRTS Buy now of this spaciaJ /aw pr/c* Menswear greys, wools, rayons, tweeds, plaids in straight and flared styles, dressy and tailored. All are new for Fall, well- made, practical skirts. Choose yours today! Fall colors. Sizes 24-30. 29c KITCHEN TOOLS YOUR CHOICE... I^ C Rtiitt rurf, tfaiitil mw Eas 40% off! Choice of strainer, ladle, measuring spoon, fork, cake turner, masher, spafula. 13c, 15c BAKEWARE CUT-PRICED QC Rustproof alutninvm) ^r Choice of 9" pie plate or 9* cake pan. Here's a chance to save at low Ward Week price! REG. 1.54 KITCHEN LIGHT , SlatM to Hurryj big savings nowl Hand-> blown glass shade fits snugly in 4" white enameled holder. 1.98 STEEL CABINET CUT-PRICED* 157 Buy Mv*raV I Compare at 2.981 Removable partitions, handy for parts, etc. Compact ; ; . stack 4 or 5 highl SALE! REG. 43c SPARK PLUGS •odi 29 C Riverside—pay for themselve* in gas savingsl Give your car new pep, performance! Buy a set! REG. 5.58 HEXAGON SHINGLES A 79 Y.or'f tow* i* Pri'c. li tq* Rugged ceramic-asphalt ;;: resists weather, fire, tasting colors. *Covers 100 sq. feef. 1 f , •>* LEATHER-LINED ZIP-OUT COAT i j V REG. 39.98; COMPARE WITH $45 COATS •<&• Specially Priced For Ward Week! Now, just as you need their warmth and smartness, buy these new Fall zip-coats at great savings! They're pure- wool coverts or tweeds—all have leather zip-linings, ail have hand-made button-holes and rayon crepe iinings, some have hoods, many have belts. Tomorrow, choose your coat and save! Winter colors. Sizes from 10 to 20. WHEN ALL AMERICA SHOPS AND SAVES \ REG. £.95-6.95 ... YOUR CHOICE SALE! FLCJRCREST 9x12 FT RUGS SAVE $1 TO $2. Quality-built electricals for yourself or gift-giving! Cords included. • Automatic. Iron, Corn Popper, Heating Pad • Radiant Heater.* Jumbo SinglsWaffle Baker Each REG. 46.95! Save dollars on all- wool pile axminster rugs priced for Ward Week! Choice of lovely tone- on-tones, florals, woodtone texture* 39 88 A* about War* Month*/ Pe/inwrf Won SALE! 195O FM-AM RADIO PHONO NEW. Terrific buyl This price for Ward Week Onlyl FM-AM radio plus new 45 rpm phono in mahogany veneer consoletfe cabinet! 114 $5 Down *o/. Mo*. 88 REG. 21.95... nowat this special Ward Week low prico! 180 Premier Wire coils, sag-resisting outer-roll edge. • Reg. 14.95 Platform Spring 12.88 17 88 WARD WEEK! LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR!

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ 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