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M 16 Oct. 8, 1949 Mason City Globe-Gtielle, Mason Uty, la. Mason City Calendar OCT. 11—Woman'« club, First Methodist church, 2:15 p. m., John Vandercodk. speaker. OCT. 0 to 15—National Business Women's week. OCT. n—"The Hour of Charm." Phil Spitalny and hU ail-girl orchestra, Roosevelt fieldhouse, 8:30 p. m. OCT. 20—Community Chest team officers' Instruction meeting. Y. M. C. A.. 7:29 p. nx « OCT. 23—El Kahir temple ceremonial, northeast Iowa, at Roosevelt field- house. OCT. 23—Seumas MacManus at Congregational church at 7:30 p. in. OCT. 21—Community Chest general solicitation kickoif, Y. M. C. A.. 5:59 p. m. OCT. 21—Charles Eagle Plume addresses Executives club at Hotel Hanford at 6:30 p. m. NOV. 2—Community C h e * t campaign final report, Y. 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 York Civic Opera presentation of "Carmen" at Roosevelt ticld- house, under Exchange club sponsor* •hip. NOV. «—Free Christian Science lecture 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. Eichelberger at Roosevelt fieldhouse at 8. NOV. 25-20—F arm drainage contractors and tilers conference sponsored by Mason City Brick & Tile company. DEO. 8-7—Iowa State Vegetable Growers association. DEC. IS —Chamber of Commerc* annual meeting—Christmas party. JAN. 10—Woman's club presents Robert Airlines Favor East-West Stop Here S r fA?S fl • ******* Magldofl. 8 p. m. First Methodist church. JAN. 80—Community Concert, Columbia Grand Opera Quartet, high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m. FEB. 27—Community Concert, Slgl Wels- senberg, pianist, high school auditorium. 8:15 p. m. HERE IN MASON CITY O'Brien Taints at Shepherds. Get Spred Satin at Payne's. Lt. James C. Whitaker, who has been speaking to various groups in Mason City the past few days, will address the Rotary club at its luncheon meeting at Hotel Hanford Monday noon. "Insurancevvise." Let G e. o r g e, Bob. or Jerry Harrer do it. Ph. 321. Storm sash repair, window glass. Boomhbwer Hdwe. Otto G. Engebretson, a past commander, and Arnold D. Tilton, chaplain of San Juan Marne post of the V. F. W., were in Fort Dodge Saturday attending the 2- day department pow wow of the V. F. W. 'The meeting opened Saturday morning. Three national officers were slated to be present. They were Charles C. Rails, vice commander; Omar Ketchum, legislative director; and Father Harold Whittet, national soloist. Red Star Oil features Certified Metered fuel oil deliveries. Quantity discounts. See us for famous "Spark" circulating heaters. Ph. 1328. Holy Family Guild rummage sale, Tues., Wed., Oct. 11 and 12, 714 N. Adams, across from Holy Family school. Bigger and better bargains. Rod and Gun to Have Sportsmen's Movies Tuesday The North Central Iowa Rod and Gun club will meet at the Y. M. C. A. for its monthly session Tuesday at 8 when pictures will be shown of hunting and fishing trips taken by local sportsmen. C. E. Cornwell is in charge of the program. President Stan Haynes said several progress reports will be read from the state conservation commission and a report made on the recent field day. Timberlake Brings Report From Hearing 3 Airlines on Inside Track, Says Counselor / All 3 of the principal contenders before the civil aeronautics board for certification to operate the Parks route from Sioux City to Chicago are enthusiastically in favor of Mason City as a stop on that line. That word was brought back from the CAB examiner's hearing at Washington by H. C. Timber- Jake, Minneapolis, airport, counselor for Mason City. He reported at a luncheon meeting Friday to the board of directors and airport committee of the Chamber of Commerce, the Mason City airport commission and a delegation from Clear Lake. Mid-Continent airlines, Wisconsin Central airlines and the Turner airlines seem to have the inside track in the free-for-all race to acquire the Parks certificate in the north central area, Timberlake believes. 2 Main Questions The decision between them may rest on the answers to 2 main questions, he suggested; First, single engine vs. multi-engined operation and, second, the practicability of feeder route operations by a trunk y line operator. Since single engine aircraft can operate only 50 per cent of the time because of visible flight rules imposed by CAB and with 28 of the 30 cities represented at the hearing opposed to single engine operation, Timberlake thought it unlikely. Mid-Continent airlines will have the inside track for the certificate if the CAB will reverse its December, 1946, ruling against feeder operations by a trunk line, he declared. Mid-Continent is considered a trunk line operator. Volume Is Shown The survey conducted last year by Timberlake with the co-operation of Mason City and North Iowa businessmen was a large factor in the favorable reaction to a Mason City stop, he reported. The survey shows a potential volume of 3.3 passengers per flight out of Mason City. To this has recently been added by co-operation of Albert Lea businessmen, a potential of half a passenger per movement, he said. Albert C. Green of the G. &. L. Electric company and Ray Holub of the United Fruit store were voted in as members by the Chamber board. Showing Which Way the Wind Blows Cindy Cox The picture of pretty little Cindy Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luin Cox of Belmond and granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Pauley of Mason City, appeared in the medicine section of the Oct. SURVEY DID IT—Mason City aviation enthusiasts are looking over the report on potential east-west air traffic here. The occasion was to hear a report by H. C. Timberlake, Minneapolis, airport counselor, of the CAB hearing in Washington on awarding of the certificate. From left to right are F. J. Olson, president of the Mason City Cham- Globe-Gazette Photo ber of Commerce; Carl Holvik, airport commissioner; Roger I. Lyons, chairman of the Chamber's airport committee; Herb Ohrt, airport commissioner; E. Emil Koerber, commission chairman; Timberlake; Dr. Harold H. Jennings, airport commissioner, and Dick Mettler, airport manager. * Vivid Story of Men Adrift on Rafts Told by Lt Whittaker The vivid, agonizing story of 8 men adrift for 3 \veeks in rubber rafts on the Pacific ocean without food or water was presented to High Twelve club members and their guests at the Hotel Hanford Friday noon by Lt. James C. Whittaker, a member of Capt. Ricken- backers historic party. It was in the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 1942, that their plane, a B-17, crash landed after failing because of faulty instruments to locate Canton island, Lt. Whitta-*- ker told his eager listeners. . Members of the Rickenbacker party, assigned to a mission in the South Pacific, were ordered to this plane when their craft developed engine trouble, Lt. Whitaker stated. Later investigation revealed instruments faulty and the compass in such bad condition it threw them 14 per cent off their course. The plane, in fact, was one that had been ordered back for repairs because of its condition. No Rations Provided And when the 8 men realized they were going to have to crash land in the water they found to their consternation that the plane had not been provided with the customary emergency rations and water. "The only things we had were 3 Spam sandwiches we had taken with us, a few apples, a quart of water, a cup of cold coffee and 4 of rafts, but again the pilot did not see them. "That night was an eternity, a bad night for all of us. I heard men deny God. Two men tried to bail out and end it all. We couldn't blame them, for we felt it was only a matter of time when all of us would break. It took all our strength to get them back into the rafts," the speaker continued as his listeners sat with rapt interest. "We then decided to cut the ropes between rafts and let them drift in hopes one of them would be saved. Saw Row of Pines "At daylight on the 21st day we saw a row of pines. We first thought it was a mirage, but have gone 3 issue of Time. The picture showed Cindy, whose mother was Mary Jane Pauley, holding a little drum, which she is ready to beat as soon as she gets earphones being worn in the picture by anomer little girl, Patty Wyant. The 2 girls are attending a preschool training class for deaf under Doris Wood atDes Moines. Even socalled "totally deaf" children, says this teacher, nearly always have some hearing. The use of amplifiers makes it possible for them to hear and thus learn to talk and later to understand others by reading lips. It is all important, according to Miss Wood, to get children needing this type of work into training at pre-school age. Under the Iowa Jaw this has to be done under private instruction as no public school funds are available for a child under 5 years of age. Getting a deaf child into training at 3 years of age, she says, makes possible rapid development. * A recent statement in the Globe- Gazette that the River Rhone is the swiftest river in the world was questioned by Dr. Stella Mason, ***##**, Family of Musicians The visit here of the former Rachel Senior, now Mrs. L. W. Merrill, at the home of her sister, Esther Senior Stinehart, calls to mind their father, the late C. B. Senior, early time musician in Mason City. He led the first concert orchestra Mason City ever had and was one of the first band directors as well as an organist. He was also a violin maker. All his 4 children pursued music professionally except the son, Reuben Senior, who took it up as a hobby only. Now living in Arcadia, Cal., he makes violins in spare hours. The 3 daughters became accomplished musicians. Miss Grace Senior, Hollywood, before her retirement, did concert work as a pianist with big orchestras. Mrs. Stinehart, organist, specializes in church music and plays that instrument regularly at the First Congregational church, though she has on several occasions recently entertained with organ music at various gatherings. Rachel Senior Merrill, violinist, who with Mrs. Stinehart is scheduled to appear in a concert at the Congregational church here at 4:15 Sunday afternoon, is actve in musical circles in her home in California. When she returns there this fall she will appear in a violin and piano sonata at the Fine Arts club at Pasadena. Last spring she was soloist at the Oneota Lyric club in that city. She is a JCC to Hold Dinner for New Members A "college of knowledge" will be held at the V. F. W. club Mon. day night for new members of the Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce with approximately 35 recruits expected to attend. The meeting will open with a dinner at 6:30 p. m. The guests of the JCC will be enlightened on the entire Junior Chamber program by various members of the board. F. J. Olson, president of the Chamber of Commerce, will give the welcome, and Lester Milligan, executive secretary, will explain the budget: Steve Stahl, junior division president, will tell of the advantages of Junior Chr.mber membership and Ed Foster, past president, of the U. S. J. C. C. scope. The state program will be presented by Norman Allison, state vice president. Tom Irvine, vice president in charge of membership, will be in charge of the meeting. Jerry Alderman and Marvin Pearson, vice presidents, will also appear on the program as will Roger Larson, member of the board. Sam Julson, 66, Dies in Hospital Services to Be on k Monday Afternoon Sam J. Julson, 66, of 518 4th N. E., died at a local hospital at 7 p. m. Friday following a long illness. He had been a resident of Mason City for many years. Mr. Julson was born July 1, 1883, at Northwood. In 1897 at the age of 14 he moved to Lansing, where he lived until 1903, when he returned to Northwood. Married in 1903 He was married to Etta M. Youmans on Oct. 27, 1903, and they established their first residence- at Northwood. That same year he began his employment with the M. & St. L. railroad, and continued to work for this company until his retirement July 15, 1942, after 3D years of service. Mr. Julson was a member of the First Baptist church and the Watchmakers Guild of America. Surviving Sam Julson, Harvey Adams and Mrs. Harold A. Davis, both of Mason City, 2 sons, John H. Julson, Sheffield, and Harold L. Julson, Mason City, 13 grandchildren. 2 of whom were reared in the grandparents home, Mrs. Victor Mikkelson and Lee A. Julaon, and 7 great grandchildren. Four Sisters Survive Four sisters, Mrs. Ida Adamson, Sioux City, Mrs. Ross Hartley, Austin, Minn., Mrs. Alfred Foster, Oakland, Minn., and Miss Hattie Julson, Cherokee, • also survive. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Florence Halterman, of Centerville, in 1943. Funeral services will be held at the chapql of the McAuley and Son funeral home Monday at 2:30 p. m. with C. E. Gilman officiating. Burial wil be at Memorial Park cemetery. The McAuley and Son funeral home in charge. Globe-Gazette Photo WATCH PRESSES ROLI^-The senior class of Hanlontown high school came to town to get their class pictures taken Friday when the Globe-Gazette photographer spotted them in the press room. As it was newspaper week he took their picture. Here they are looking at the afternoon edition roll off the press. Class sponsor at extreme left is Mrs. Mildred Baker. The seniors are Mary Nappe, Elaine Bendickson, Myrna Bray, Ocella Smeby, Elizabeth Trustem, Betty Winkelrnan, Glen Austin, Raymond Beyer, Marvin Jenson, Theodore Pierce and Junior Smeby. Mrs. Mabel Smeby was chaperone of the group. who said that for years she has been telling: people that this honor belonged to the Sacramento and the Jordan rivers. We have been unable to get authentic findings on the matter. .Perhaps some reader will have the information. * Hour of Charm Most enthusiastic among those planning to hear "The Hour of Charm" concert at the Roosevelt fieldhouse next Tuesday night are those who have had the privilege of attending previous concerts. Among these is, George Mendon, manager of the Pfaff Baking company. small oranges," said the lieutenant. But when the 8 men abandoned ship with 3 rubber rafts, a check revealed that all they got with them were the 4 oranges which one of the men had placed in his pocket. They decided to ration these oranges one a day, dividing each one into 8 pieces. They used the orange peel for bait on some hooks one man found in his billfold. This didn't work. Capt. Rickenbacker had hold of 2 fish but couldn't hang on. Bird Makes Landing: It was on the 4th afternoon on the water that a bird landed on Capt. Rickenbacker's hat and it wasn't the big bird that artists pictured, the speaker stated. It was a scrawny sea swallow, which they cut up for bait. They got 2 fish 8 inches long after which the sharks got the rest of the bait. This made a square inch of fish for each man and morale was sinking fast. "Some of us would have died the 6th day if we had read Ripley's column, which stated that 6 days is the most man can survive without water," the lieutenant said. are his wife, Mrs. 2 daughters, Mrs. But rain came on the 8th day. First of all the men soaked up all pieces of clothing, wringing them to ged rid of the salt and then soaking up water for storage. Then then licked up the water from their skins. On the evening of the 10th day the rationed water was used up except for a small amount held over until the next morning Cor Sgt. Alex Kaczmarczyk, youngest of the crew and the only one who failed to survive. Seeing this sergeant die was the worst experience of the voyage, the speaker explained. Cried for Water "He died crying for water. He thought we were holding water away from him. Listening to this for 2 days and 2 nights was terrible," he continued. started rowing. We didn't much strength left. I had down from 186 to 133 pounds and some of the men were down to 85 pounds." At the end of 5 hours the men found they were still not near the island. Clouds came, altered the course of the wind. They got within a quarter of a mile of the outer reefs when a terrific gust of wind blew them back 2 miles. They then inched their way back within 200 yards of the island when another shift in the wind sent them back one and a half miles. "We now knew we never could make it," he added. "We had given out last ounce of strength. I had fallen over in the raft. I was through—through except for one thing—a prayer came to my lips and I asked the Master for help. "I grabbed the oars and pulled to shore. The raft surged ahead. I didn't profess to know then and I can't tell now where that strength came from. It was an answer to another prayer. "It was then I learned completely the worth of those 2 words, 'I believe.' On Island 2 Days "We were on the island 2 days before the natives found .us and brought us help. We learned the other 2 rafts had been picked up and we soon joined the other members of the party. We were hospitalized 18 days and then Captain Rickenbacker went on to complete his mission — in a stretcher. "I have never seen the courage of 3 men equal to that of Captain Rickenbacker. I have never seer. a man as conscious of God as that man." The speaker was introduced by Mayor Howard E. Bruce, program chairman. President B. L. McConnell presided. A number of guests were in attendance. Lieutenant Whittaker remained in Mason City Saturday for his public appearance at the First Baptist church Saturday night at" 8. He is speaking under the sponsorship of the Christian Service Organization. NEWS of RECORD Births Reported (At Mercy Hospital)—Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pinneke, Sheffield, Friday. Son to Mr. and Mrs. John Hoefler, Nora Springs, Friday. Son to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Grcer, Mcservey, Saturday. Son to Mr. and Mrs. Oris Thompson, 043 10th. N. E., Saturday. Fire Calls At 0:01 a. m., Saturday to 2314 1st S. E., apartment owned hy Dr. Stella Mason. Victor Horneck, occupant. Mattress on fire from cigarette. Police Court Passing Stop Sign—Allen Rust, St. Ans?ar. forfeited $3 bond. Disorderly Conduct—Meredith Helm, SIR 12th N. W., forfeited $10 liond. Overtime Parking—Mrs. Robert Hamilton, 100!) Delaware N. E.; KICM, 9^4 2nd S. W.; Richard Blake. 102 Indiana S. E., and Floyd Detra, 3<H!i S. Federal, each forfeited $1 bond. Improper Parking—J. P. McGuire, 91 Linden drive; Robert Cromer, 1203 2nd S. E.; Robert Brown, Manly; William J. Krause, Nora Springs; Tom Woldmoe, 81(> Monroe N. W., und Glenn E. Tree, 1217 •1th S. W., each forfeited ?t hond. CENTRAL Food Market Phone 546 S. E: Across From Postoffice "OPEN" "Erery Nite Til 10, and Sundays" FRESH OYSTERS SALE ON BEER MEATS —BEER —FRUITS GROCERIES CIG-RETS Conference for Railway Clerks Here Oct. 10-11 J. B. Haines, regional educational director and assistant to George Harrison, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, will conduct an educational conference open to all railway clerks at Mason City and the surrounding territory, at Hotel Eadrnar, Oct. 10-11 at 8 p. m. each evening. Staff of "Bombardier" "At 2 a. m. on the 13th day Alex ChoSCH at West Union BiVf ft Cert if /cafes John Alan, born Sept. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Luse, 13IG Washington N. W.; Ralph Kenneth, born Sept. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Graham, 2510 S. Federal; Terry Lee, born Sept. 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Klein. Clear Lake; Loren Edward, born Oct. I to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hrubctz, Kensett; Allan Edward, born Oct. 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Herding 1 , Clear Lake; Larry Luvern, born Oct. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Luvern E. Flatness, Northwood; Janet Ann, born Oct. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip 11. Van- Sabben, Northwood; Stephen Dennis, born Oct. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin H. Ouverson, Hanlontown. New Car Sales Ida Rorem, 22 Taylor N. W., Ford; Chris J. Sage, Jr., Clear Lake, Ford; L. T. Bosworth, J2S 2nd S. E., Ford; Seymour or Amy Lou Hall, Clear Lake, DeSoto; David J. Perdue, 1424 Hampshire N. E., Plymouth; R. F. dough, 213 10th N. W., Bulck; J. X. Koenen, Meservey, Ford. PROMOTED TO SERGEANT— Max Stephens, 217 24th S. W., has been promoted from patrolman to sergeant on the Mason City police force, Chief of Po- Jice announced Friday. Stephens passed the civil service examination and will be on the first detail, from midnight to 8 a. m. He replaces Don Law, resigned. Stephens was appointed to the department on Jan. 10, 1947. died. At daylight we held a service—if you can call it that. Those who knew the Lord's Prayer gave that, the rest of us sort of following. "I had never been in church or Sunday school in the 41 years of my life. I thought religion was for children or for people who couldn't help themselves. "One night I heard Bill Cherry pray. Bill wasn't the kind that had done much praying. He was 27 and from Texas. That night my first prayer went up. In less than 10 minutes 2 fish jumped into our West Union—Staff of the Bombardier, the high school paper, has been announced for-> the coming year. Mona Jensen is editor-in-chief raft." Prayers Answered Juniors Offer Play Allison—The junior class play, "The Big Blow-up" will be given at the high school gymnasium Oct. 19 and Oct. 21, under the direction of Ardith Kollman. General Machine Shop and Welding Work CENTENNIAL TOOL & MACHINE CO. 130 First St., N. E. Phone 38 That was one of 3 times when there was physical answer to prayer for this group of ghostly men who sat day after day and and her assistants include Marcia Willsey, assistant editor, and the following reporters: Jack Schatz, FFA and student council; Mardelle Halverspn, band; Irvin Schmidt, industrial arts; Kenneth Tope, commercial; Nancy Brause ancl Donna Jacobsen, Y- Teen and grade news; JoAnn Chicken, homemaking; Leo Murphy, calendar; Curtis Smith, vocal and speech; Marcia Willsey, office news; Kenneth Schmitt and Derryl Wells, sports, letter club and Hi-Y. Miss Gencvieve Owens is faculty adviser. night after hoping. night waiting and Late in the afternoon on the 18th day Capt. Cherry said he heard an airplane engine. Then all heard it and saw it. It approached within 3 miles then turned away. The pilot did not see them., That night there was no pretense of sleeping. The following morning another plane was sighted and hopes rose again only to be blasted when the plane again went back over the horizon. The same afternoon the same plane came back to within a mile and a half Marriage Licenses I/yle Delano Roderick, 23, Mason City, and Janet Eleanor Peterson, 18, liatimer: Norman E. Lau, U4, Mason City, and Katherine New'coml) Lnu, 29, Garner; Thomas L. Kelly, 27, and Mario A. O'Leary, 20, both of Mnson City; Isnbcll Jnca. Garrza, 34, Itoliandale, Minn., and Lupe Mary Servanlez, 2(1, Mason City; Callste A. Dumo, 40, Albert Lea, and Shirley Bloenke, 2ft, New Ulm, Minn.; Lloyd I,. Olson, 2-1, and Marjorle Kelson, 24, both of Minneapolis; Merle S. Peck, 23, Clear Lake, and Marlon Dorcnkamp, ID. Mason City; Harold Strieker, I!), and Mary Ann Weitzel, 17, both of Mason City; Arthur Mills, .'«, nnd Ethel Marie Smith, 2'J. both of Minneapolis; Prank Rcidel Itrooke, 35, St. Paul, and Martha Niome Jensen, 28, Luck, WIs.; Woodrow Charles Angler, 3,1, and Ann Lawrence, 2!>, both of Minneapolis. Fined $300 for Drunk Driving Richard D. Peterson Held After Collision Richard D. Peterson, Lester hotel, was fined $300 and costs in district court here by Judge T. A. 3eardmore on a guilty plea to a county attorney's information charging driving while intoxicated. Judge Beardmore also sus- Dended Peterson's driver's license :or 60 days and ordered his liquor permit forfeited. Peterson was arrested Sept. 26 by a deputy sheriff on highway 65 at the curve opposite the American Crystal Sugar company plant following an accident. Peterson admitted that his southbound car struck one driven by Donald Honken which was coming northward. Poets to Hold Picnic, Meeting at McGregor West Union T- The Northeast Iowa Alpha chapter of the Poetry society of Iowa will picnic at Pike's Peak, McGregor, Sunday, after which a poetry meeting, observing color week, will be held. Donald W. White, Riceville, will have charge of the round table discussion and everyone is to bring an original poem for criticism. Doctor G. J. Newman ,Wartburg college, Waverly, will be in charge of the program. Realty Transfers Hobblebrunken, Werner H., and Mavis O., to Orel E. Stoddarri, $1.00, WD. Lot 27, Blk. VI, in The Highlands, an Add. to Mason City. 9-23-4!). Nichols, Robert L. and Lillian Irene, to Donald S. Eastman and Myra York Eastman, JT, $1.00, WD, E. 70' of Lot -1 in Lot f> In the Sub of NW!i SWVi, 18-36-21. 0-27-1!). Dlcktrxon, Mary, to Sam Zaharladcs. Jl.ftO, WD, Lot IK, nik. 2, In R. B. Young and W. H. Dlcklrson's Sub. In NEVi, 2400-22. 10-5-49. Armstrong, Charles L., and Flora, et al, to Benjamin B. lloyt, Jr., and Lucille W., JT, JI.OO, WD, Lot 4 in Aud. Sub. of SW'i NWV«, 6-07-10. fl-fl-49. THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WORK. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Phone 2503 303 2nd S. W. Mason City "I attended the Lions International convention in New York City in 1948, where I had the pleasure of listening to this orchestra for a full evening and enjoyed it very much," said Mendon. "It was one of the highlights of the convention and to me Phil Spitalny and his orchestra were the most outstanding of them all. It was truly an hour, or I should say hours, of charm and I am looking forward to seeing and hearing them when they appear in Mason City." * Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias, who told the Executives club here that war with Russia isn't imminent, has been engaged by a features syndicate for a series of articles on the secret soviet development of the A-bomb. The articles are to reveal the present status of atomic developments in the Soviet Union, including information on that country's stockpile, research and production facilities and other information. * Gen. Wainright From Editor Warren S. Nelson's column, "Through the Spyglass" in the Thornton Enterprise comes this story of Gen. Wainright's remarkable memory: "George Timm, formerly of Thornton but now residing at Denver, Col, recently attended an American Legion convention at Loveland, Colo. A special guest at the gathering was Gen. Wainright. Both Mr. Timm and Mr. Wainright were prisoners at Corregidor during the last war. Mr. Timm was to meet the train and to greet the general. When Mr. Wainright stepped from the train, Mr. Timm said, 'Hello, Gen. Wainright.' As the general stood there shaking hands, he was thinking, and finally said: 'Hello Sgt. George. How are you?' These men hadn't seen each other for many, many months. Mrs. Henry Timm has photographs of the 2 soldiers during their greeting at the depot. The picture was also printed in the Denver Post. She is having the photographs framed and is giving one to each of their twin sons, Roy and Ralph, for their birthday." pupil of Kneisel and Auer. While still in Mason City before going to California she played in groups directed by the violinist and director, Joe Powers, now of Washington, D. C. * In connection with National Newspaper week and" Newsboy day Rogrer Lyons gave us a card he received from a New York furrier. "One of my accounts in Dallas has sent me a copy of that city's Morning News," wrote the furrier. "It is the largest edition of a newspaper ever printed in Texas, a state where they do things in a big way. This issue celebrated the opening of a new $6,000,000 building, had 442 pages and weighed 6 pounds. When I see things like that I'm greatly encouraged for the future of the American system, including the fur business." "Pity the poor newsboys!" say we. Thanks for Flowers The Globe - Gazette this week has been deluged with congratulatory letters prompted by its recent special issue given over to the public health problem. They arrived from near and far. So far as can be learned this edition was without precedent in Imva's journalistic history. Nationallj 1 only St. Joseph, Mo., was ahead of the Globe-Gazette with such an issue. Typical statement was this comment by Dr. Walter L. Bierring, commissioner of the 'Iowa state department of health: "It is so complete and comprehensive and you appear to have covered every phase of the problems concerned." * At a gathering of engineers recently the effect s of snow on projects closest to each individual was under discussion. Ray Zack, district engineer, had thjs to say, "One year in a county north of here, the snow was coming down feather size-—and it just worked our mechanical traffic counters to death." * Suburb of Osage Osage's able mayor, Arnold Warren, got a good laugh Tuesday night when in welcoming Mason City's jobbers and wholesalers to a dinner meeting he recalled the ingenuity .of an Osage boy enrolled at St. Olaf college. A fellow student, it seems, hadn't heard of Osage. "How big is it?" he inquired of the Osage boy. "Well," replied said Osage boy, "if you include one of our suburb's, Mason City, we have a population of about 35,000." Mrs. Barbara Gross Dies in Hospital; Rites Incomplete Mrs. Barabar Gross of 211 First S. W., died at a local hospital Saturday morning, following an illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Colonial funeral home in charge. STOKOL COAL STOKER Uniform and Clean Heat Wagner Coal Co. Phone 986 Some types of radio transmitting tubes are gold-plated to increase their efficiency at high frequency operation. ARE YOU" MOVING? call 1070 HEIMENDINGER TRANSFER LINE All jobs made easy by experienced men OMA BURGENER will UNLOAD your CARLOAD Phone 1010 HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVING Packing and Crating Have you paid your water bill? AVOID PENALTY WEST SIDE WATER BILLS V/ERt DUE OCT. 1 You will SAVE a penalty of 10% by paying your WATER bill by Monday, Oct. 10 NOTICE Office Closes at 12 o'clock (noon) on Saturdays Mason City Water Department

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