Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 11, 1949 · Page 17
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 11, 1949
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Maun City Glabe-GiittU, Mki«n Cilr, to. Oct. 10, 194t Observe Mason City Ordinance Requiring a Permit Before Starting a Bonfire . '.. . . The ordinance stales: "No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or shall knowingly furnish the materials for any such fire, or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on or in any street, alley, road, land or public grounds or upon any private lot, unless a written permit so to do shall first have been secured from the bureau of fire prevention, However, nothing in this section shall be held to prohibit fires in open fire places suitably constructed for the purpose." "Fire places suitably constructed" in the opinion of the bureau of fire prevention are closed top incinerators with a mesh of not more than 1 inch in diameter. s, The permits are valuable in 2 respects. They permit the fire department to assure that burning is done in a safe place and they permit education of the persons who apply for the permits. Whenever someone comes to the fire station for a permit they are instructed on how to burn their leaves and rubbish so that there wil! be a minimum danger of the fire getting away from them. observe Fire Prevention WEEK October 9 thru October 15 And every week thereafter: One second's carelessness can cause the loss of many lives and of many millions of.dol- lars in property value. One second's carelessness — and your life, your property may pay the penalty! Maybe you don't like being talked to like a forgetful schoolboy but fire destruction is too serious for any soft-pedal appeals. YOU do the smoking; YOU light the fires; YOU pile up the papers, oil soaked rags and inflammable fluids; YOU risk using faulty electric appliances another day and another ... Of course you don't want to start a fire, or see your property burned to the ground or members of your family suffering the agony of serious—even fatal burns! But that second's oversight, even though unintentional is all it takes —then it's too late even for repentance! DO'S AND DONT'S to help prevent fires i Remove all rubbish, trash, pa• pers, and other fire-inviters from in and around your premises. ' } Use metal cans instead of wood «• for ash containers and never place ashes against wooden partitions. i Have chimneys, furnaces, stoves ' ;> and flues carefully cleaned before .winter. I Beware of amateur dry clcan- • ing with dangerous and explosive fluids. ; Learn how to send in a fire - alarm so that tune need never be lost in an emergency. 5 Disconnect all electrical appli- * ances immediately when you are through with them. 7 Demand frequent inspection of i * all electrical wiring in your home — be sure your radio is properly hooked up and that the aerial is perfectly safe and grounded. Smokers should exercise dou- • ble care to see that stubs are completely out. Do not smoke in bed. 9 Use a fire screen in front of an open grate. •f A Never start fires with tnflam- 1U« mable fluids. 11 12 13, 14, 15 16 Do not allow curtain* or drapes to hang near an open flame. l Keep aii gas jets and other open flames sufficiently far from wood work or other inflammable materials. Keep matches in a closed container — and out of reach of young hands. Be sore every match is completely out before throwing it away. Never lock small children in • the house to be helpless victims of a sudden fire. • Build with fire-proof materials. Remember that being a hero during a fire is very noble- hut that it is even more admirable to keep yonr premises free from every type of fir* hazard, not only daring Fir* Prevention Week, but throughout the year. Mason City Loan 8 Investment Co. The Pattons "GOOD FIRE INSURANCE" 109 East State Street Phone 790 Marshall 8 Swift, Inc. CLEANERS — FURRIERS — LAUNDERERS Phone 788 & 789 Mason City Brick 8 Tile Co. DEN I SON CLAY PRODUCTS Brick & Tile Bldg. Phone ] 87 Iowa Hardware Mutuals Fire - Windstorm - Automobile - All Forms of Casualty Insurance R. D. Austin, General Manager Mutual Insurance Bldg., E. State St. at Pennsylvania Phone 305 Farmer's Mutual Insurance Ass'n. Edmund Kelsey, Secretary Established 1886 FIRE — LIGHTNING — TORNADO — AUTOMOBILE — CITY FARM PROPERTY INSURANCE Phone 483 ' Brick and Tile Bldg. Ideal Sand 8 Gravel PRODUCERS OF WASHED SAND, CRUSHED STONE AGRICULTURAL LIME STONE Northeast of Mason City Phone 551 GUDNERS GOOD CLOTHING FOR MEN AND BOYS On Federal — Opposite the Park Jacob E. Decker 8 Sons For Finest Quality and Flavor Ask for Decker's Mason City, Iowa L. A. Page Limber Co. 415 South Federal Phone 47

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