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Mason City, Iowa
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8 Oct. 8, 1949 Mason City Globe-Gazette, Maiou clly, la. LEGAL NOTICES Cily Hall 7:30 o'clock p. m. Mason City, Iowa September 6, 1D49 BEGULAB MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL Ordinance No. 508, an ordinance amending Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordinances of IMS, by changing the zone of certain property was presented and read. Proposed for adoption. Waived rule requiring an ordinance to be read on three separate days and Ordinance No. 508 passed to second, third and final readings. Adopted. Resolution No. 3Ga2, a resolution accepting sidewalk construction on property listed, presented and read. Adopted. Resolution No. 3653, a resolution levy- Ing assessment on property listed in Resolution No. 3652 presented and read. Adopted. Ordinance No. 509, an ordinance prohibiting the dragging of trees on the streets of Mason City, Iowa, presented and read. Proposed for adoption. Waived rule requiring an ordinance to be read on three separate days and Ordinance No. 509 adopted on second, third and final readings. / Ordinance No. 510, an ordinance amending Chapter 59 of the Revised Ordinances of 1948 prohibiting advertising (bill passers) presented and .read. Proposed for adoption. Waived rule requiring an ordinance to fee read on three separate days and Ordinance No. 510 adopted on second, third and final readings. Ordinance No. 511, an ordinance setting the minimum width of pavement in new plats as thirty-four (34) feet presentee and read. Proposed for adoption. Ordinance No. 512, an ordinance relative o placing of flasher signal at the Chicago. jreot Western tracks on First Street Northwest again presented and read. Adopted on final reading. H. E. BRUCE, Attest: Mayor PEAHL B. KELLOGG, City Clerk Ity Hall September 15, 11)40 Mason City, Iowa 1:30 o'clock p. m. SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL Ordinance No. 513, an ordinance to issue a special permit for non-conforming use which is in accordance with Division XI Section 105 of the Revised Ordinances of 1948 presented and read. Proposed for adoption. Waived rule requiring an ordinance to be read on three separate days and Ordinance No. 513 adopted on second, third and final readings. Ordinance No. 514, an ordinance amending Chapter 35 of the Revised Ordinances of 1948 and changing the zone of certain property presented and read. Proposed for adoption. Waived rule requiring an ordinance to be read on three separate days and Ordinance No. 514 adopted on second, third and final readings. Attest: H. E. BRUCE, Mayor PEARL B. KELLOGG, City Clerk City Hall IVJason City, Iowa September 28, 1049 1:30 o'clock p. m. SPECIAL MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL City Engineer authorized to enter into contract for installation of water main for 76 unit Housing Project on Outlet B and Blocks 1 and 2, Willowbrook Addition, approximate cost $4,500.00. Attest: H. E. BRUCE, • Mayor PEARL B. KELLOGG, City Clerk AUDITOR'S MONTHLY REI'ORT CITY OF MASON CTTY September, 19-19 Auditor's Cash Balance August 31, 1949 8207,301.26 Securities Owned (Purchase Value) August 31. 1949 310,999.00 $518,300.28 RECEIPTS Taxes 9.3B4.00 Building Permits 588.00 Inspections 350.65 Police tiepartment—Fines and Forfeitures 2,259.23 Cigarette Permits .' 200.00 Beer Peimits .'. 450.00 Rer.t of Municipal Property 200.00 Sidewalk Repairs 1,702.39 Isolation Hospital—County Refund State of Iowa—Sales Tax Refund Clerk's Licenses Other Office Receipts 'State-of Iowa--Road Use Tax ... Employe's Pension Assessments . Interest on Securities Comfort Station Parking Meters Withholding Tax Deductions Cemetery Airport Commission Airport Revolving Library Waterworks 33.17 411.45 93.00 202.99 4,341.16 • 1,189.88 11.25 2.50 4,278.28 1,538.20 1,621.39 39S.22 495.76 167.54 17,661.96 $ 47,559.04 170 Attend Fellowship Dinner Meeting Some 170 persons attended the First Christian fellowship dinner at the church Thursday evening and following the dinner heard Doctor Sterling W. Brown, general director of the National Confer- ence'of Christians and Jews, in the final of 3 talks he gave in the city Thursday on the "Balance Sheet on Occupation of Germany." Also a special guest at the dinner and speaking briefly was I. E. Metcalf of Des Moines, also from the N. C. C. J. Fall flowers and leaves and candles were used in table decorations. The dinner committee was made up of Mmes. Seymour Angel, Arnold Tilton, Lily Detra, Ivan Barnes, R. L. Williams, Ruby Grow and Vern Steil. Serving as hostesses were Mmes. Ora Beem, W. Findlay, Zaida Stevens, H. K. Williams, P. W. Collins and Miss Eva Mae Sherwood. Doctor Brown's talk followed the theme of his talks earlier in the day at the junior college and at the Kiwanis club luncheon, based on 2 years' experience as adviser to the A. M. G. in Germany. A question and answer period was included. The official board met following the dinner meeting with Clifford Beem, president, in charge. The Rev. R. L. Williams, pastor of the church, outlined the church school enlargement program. He announced that a youth worker, Eugene O. Moore, would be at the church Oct. 14-19. The general budget and missionary .budgets for 1950 were accepted by the board. Guests included Mrs. J. R. Keeler, Miss Myrtle Prestin, Mrs. R. W. Hahn, Bobby and Jimmy Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sweetser, Miss Audrey Hastings, all of Mason City, and Mrs. Joe Lacke and Christine of Hollywood, Cal. CLEAR LAKE CREW—This is the Ruan Transport company's drivers at Clear Lake with Manager Hollis Burke at left. Others are, left to right, Kenneth Tordoff, Ed Wilcox, Adrion Carter, Bill Rhodes, Arnold Schmolke, Bernard Hever, Harry Schaffer, Pete Oehlert, George Wing- Globe-Gazette Photo field, Jay Cantrell, Joe Jones, Everett Pinta, Lloyd Hagerud, Ray Roggeman, Carroll Anderson, Carl Richerts, Ray Edmund son and Lynn Hubbard. Below is a shot of the fleet of 13 new trucks which went into operation for the company at Clear Lake this summer. TOTAL TO ACCOUNT FOR $565,859.30 DISBURSEMENTS General Government: Salaries $3,507.00 City Hall 588.36 Office Supplies • 68.06 Other Expenses 3,829.48 Protection of Life and Property: Polite Department 8,164.02 Fire Department 8,326.23 Traffic Si^ns and Signals 389.92 Pensions to Firemen and Policemen. 1.183.75 Health Department: innno General Expense i'lii'S? Sewers and Sewage Disposal Z'K«*l Garbage Collections and Disposal 2,269.63 ,-->.-.,•-,,.. 2,042.89 1.709.22 7,716.52 Streets: Lighting ..-. Cleaning Maintenance and Repair Equipment Repairs and Maintenance 620.86 Other Expenses 1 ' 535 - 12 Waterworks: Salaries PowtT Materials and Supplies $ 7,993.40 18,063.92 5,834.12 13,624.61 Ruan's Terminal at Lake Shows Steady Growth Safety One * of Keynotes of Company ,..$7,610.52 . 2,521.89 5 135 32 iVldLClIClIO anu vjt-«^.j;-«4.».rf .........».*••»•*•"•••"•••• '.,-'-. . -.- j « n 4,1 Other Expenses > 145 - 71 $15,413.44 Independent Funds: Comfort. Station Parking Lot and Parking Meter Park Maintenance Municipal Band Withholding Tax Remittances ... Water Employe's Pension Iowa Old Age Survivor's • City Assessment Expense Cemetery • Airport Commission Airport—Diner Library Auditor's Cash Balance September 30, 1949 Bepurities Owred (Purchase Value) Sept. 30, 1949 TOTAL TO ACCOUNT FOR 399.84 2,535.45 3,059.34 280.66 3,284.40 221.05 9.25 •303.10 3,350.14 2,604.76 649.71 4,797.89 $ 82,425.08 5172,435.22 310,999.00 483,434.22 $505,859.30 Asks $70,356 Damages for Cab Collision Suit for $10,356.50 has been filed by Zelma Goudreau against Edward Riley and the G. I. Cab company in connection with injuries she claims she suffered April 16. 1948, in a collision between the Riley car and the cab in which she was a passenger. The cab was westbound on W. State street and the Riley car southbound out of the alley between Washington and Adams N. W. when the collision occurred, according to the petition. She claims Charles Luchan, driver of the Riley car, was negligent in failing to stop before emerging from the alley and in driving at an excessive rate of speed. She also claims the cab driver, Forrest D. Blakesley, was negligent in failing to have his cab under control and for not keeping a proper lookout. She asks $106.50 for medical expenses and $25.0 for future medical expense and $10,000 for pain and suffering, loss of time from her profession as a nurse and permanent disability of her back, side and leg. By RICK MEREDITH From a small tankwagon band to its present sprawling enterprise, the Ruan Transport company has assumed leadership among the nation's fuel carriers and its Clear Lake terminal is one of the finest. After its opening in February of 1945, the Clear Lake outlet experienced steady growth and now a fleet of 13 semi-trailer trucks and 26 drivers work out of the terminal. A visit to the Lake layout soon reveals that Ruan's is no shoestring operation. Every phase of the business shows itself to be a part of a large and well-ordered organization. In the outer office is a teletype machine humming with connections to headquarters at Des Moines and the major oil companies for which Ruan trucks haul. Dispatchers are readying messages from the Lake terminal at the same time. In Responsible Posts Here Hollis Burke, manager of the terminal, has his quarters as does Cecil Millard, driver supervisor. Their's are both highly responsible posts. A driver waiting room to the side shows evidence of their handiwork and safety vision. The room is covered with a maize of charts, diagrams and continually changing safety slogans. And pevhaps there is no more meticulous chart in the in- Cerro Gorc/o 4-H Girls Get Blue Ribbon The Cerro Gorcio county 4-H, girls team was 1 of 4 which received blue ribbons at the dairy demonstration contest in- Waterloo at the Dairy Cattle congress Friday. Thirteen competed with 9 more scheduled for Saturday. The Cerro Gordo team included Irma Carle and Ruth Kelck of the Owen Farmerettes club. Their demonstration was entitled ."Make It With Cheese." They we're accompanied to Waterloo by their leader, Mrs. Leigh R. Currah, and the county extension home economist, Miss Lucile Buchanan. | .The top team of the 22 in the contest will be awarded, gold watches while all blue ribbon winners will get gold medals. Mrs. Bernice Bateson, Eldora, was the judge. 25 New Cubs Join vicKinley School 'ack at Meeting Applications for 25 new cubs were received at the monthly meeting of McKinley pack 11 at the school Thursday night. A total f 55 parents and cubs were present. Don Nutting, cubmaster, >resided. Cubs were assigned to dens and hese den mothers assigned: 1. Mrs. Royce A. Thomson, 2. Mrs. Alvin. Albertus, 3. Mrs. Gus Neuhaus, 4. Mrs. Louis Duda, and 5. Mrs. Jack Barnes. Mrs. Duda will be in charge of the work of 10 cubs, 11-years-old, who are completing lion and webelo requirements preparatory to entering the scouting program. OPERATIONAL CENTER —From this building on highway 106 near Clear Lake originates the "workings" of Euan's operations in this area. The building contains the maintenance garage, a teletype and complete equipment which enables the center to know where each driver is on every trip, with seldom over 10 minutes error in calcula- .tions. F. C. DE SART, City Auditor NOTICE OF THE APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR STATE OF IOWA, County of Cerro Gordo, ss. No. 7234. Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned has been duly appointed, and qualified as Administrator of the estate of Anna Berven, Deceased, late of Cerro Gordo County. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment; and those having claims against the same will present them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned for allowance, and file in the office of the Clerk of the BLUE & BLUE, Attorneys District Court By EVELYN SLOCK, Deputy NOTICE OF THE APPOINTMENT "OF EXECUTOR STATE OF IOWA, County of Cerro Gordo, ss. No. 7229. Notice is hereby given, that the under- sicned has been duly appointed and gS& Executor of the estate £ . q E. H. Minott, Deceased, late oJ : Gordo County. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment; and those having claims Sg'iiSt the same will present them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned for allowance, and file In the office of the Clerk of the District Court. Dated October 6,^049^ RALPH S.' STANBERY, Attorney 8 H MacPEAK. Clerk District Court . By EVELYN .SLOCK, Deputy has October, 1929, and its corporate period as fixed by its Articles of Incorporation will expire on the 17th day of October, 1949, and its existence is hereby extended for 20 years. 4 5. The affairs of such corporation are to be conducted by three directors, and until the first .annual meeting of the stockholders after the date of the renewal of existence, the following named persons, to wit: Harry J. VV. Niehaus, St. Louis, Mo. Leonard Langeneckert, St. Louis, Mo. Robert R. Richtcr, St. Louis, Mo. shall be the directors of the corporation. The executive directors of the corporation shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be chosen by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board at the first meeting after Its first annual meeting of the stockholders described above. 6. There is no limitation to the amount of indebtedness to which said corporation may subject itself. 7. The private property of the stockholders of such corporation shall be exempt from the debts of said corporation. Dated this 12th day of September, 1949. "Bulldog" Staff Chosen at Algona Algona—The staff of the "Bulldog," high school annual, has been announced as follows: Editor, Nancy Me Alpine; assistant editor, Iris Lieb; art editor, Marian Zeigler; literary editor, Jack Allen; business manager, Claudia Pollard; photography, Dave Merryman and George Meyers; sales, Jean Beamish and Harriette Brown. (Seal) (Signed) ROBERT R. RICHTER. Secretary NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF EXI STENCE OF DAMON'S INCORPORATED To Whom It May Concern: , Notice is hereby given that the ex- utence of Damon's, Incorporated, utence of am, , thereto and that the Articles of Incorporation of said corporation provides as f °° of the corporation Is name 's. Incorporated and it. principal DlBce of transacting business is 107-11 North Federal Avenue. Mason City, Cerro The g enea of the busSn.« to b Ttrarlsacted by such corporation is .« Hn all things necessary and proper lo manufac ^purchase, sell and dis- Uibme merchandise, for personal, household and general use and ornament, and Ho all things necessary, usual and goods, personal. the Articles of Incorpora- Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND USED MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 102 Second S. VV. Phone 917 Results of Baby Photo Contest Are Announced Results of the baby photo contest conducted by the Goodman Jewelry store recently were announced Saturday. First I'lace went to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Mason of route 1, Swaledale, for the photo they submitted. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Loomer, 1022 Polk N. W., received 2nd place, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sutton 627* South Federal, 3rd. Each received an enlarged framed picture of the photo submitted. Five additional prize winners were Mr. and Mrs. Duane Aske, 235 5th N. W.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clark, 212 2nd S. W.; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Easley, 544 10th N. E • Mr. and Mrs. L. Garcia, 2004 South Federal, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sprau, 14 5th N. E. Girl, b, Runs Into Street, Hit by Car Patricia McKibben, 4, 215 Hampshire N. E., was reported in good condition at Park hospital i Saturday suffering from bruises sustained when she was struck by a car Friday. Police said Mrs. Helene Men- ncll, 305 5th N. E., told them the youngster ran from between 2 parked cars into' the- path of the auto she was driving, in front of 221 3rd N. E. Mrs. Mennell said she stopped as quickly as possible but that the front of- her auto struck the girl. Decorah Authorizes Flood Control Bonds Decorah—To meet the $27,080 expense of raising , the Twin bridges in connection with the Dry Run flood control project, repairs to other city bridges, other flood control expenses and bolster depleted funds, the Decorah city council has authorized the legal preparations of a $50,000 general obligation bond issue. CECIL MILLARD have given .cause for a change in the operating schedule. The company is proud of the longevity record being compiled by 'their Clear Lake drivers and their excellent safety records. Considering that the plant here has been in operation only 4i years, the average time of employment of the drivers, they believe, is good. Average 27, Years The average is 2£ years. There are 6 men with 4 years and Edwin "Wilcox of Ventura is the kingpin with 5 years, he having been with Ruan's at Des Moines before coming here. The accident chart in the driver's room has gold, blue and red stars. Each driver gets a gold one after his name every month he has no accidents. If he's involved in a non-chargeable accident, it's a blue one and if chargeable one, a red star. Notini the number of miles driven and the huge size of the trucks, the number of blue stars is very small and there are hardly any red stars dotting' the layout this year. Every driver rolls up approximately 50,000 miles a year which means that the group of 26 puts a near 100,000 miles on each truck every 12 months. That requires a large maintenance staff and Ruans do all of their own general repair work. The garage at the Clear Lake terminal has 2 day mechanics, one night mechanic, one tireman and a shop foreman. It recently has been enlarged. Motors get an overhaul after 100,000 miles. Between 150,000 and 200,000 miles, they are replaced. The Clear Lake terminal got its Driver Supervisor for 3 Terminals 3rd postwar mass turnover of I ti-ucks this year when a complete- Addresses W, S. C. S. Alexander — Mrs. Walter Newberger of Ventura spoke en "Our Colored People Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" at the guest day meeting of the \V. S. C. S. at the Community Methodist church. dustry than Ruans which enables dispatchers accurately to tell station agents when they muy expect their orders. They have seldom been more than 10 minutes off. Long experience has enabled Ruans to chart the tvavel time to each point and the time to be consumed in pumping and servicing. Re-checks are made at intervals where there are indications that road conditions or" other factors ly new fleet of 13 were assigned here, out of a group of 65 which the company purchased. Many Safety Devices Many safety features are included on the trucks, some of Ruan's own design. They include tandem axles which distribute weight and traction o v e r more wheels and tires, and 2- speed auxiliary transmissions which provide 10 instead of the conventional 5 forward speeds, REPAIR SHOP —Kuan's service their own trucks at the terminal where they maintain 24 hour service. Shown at this tire repair unit are, left to right, Robert Miller, day mechanic; Carl Barleson, night mechanic; Clyde Phillips, tire repairman, and Manager Burke. So THE FIRST RAIN/ DAy»yup.'vt>u GUESSED IT.' BULLISTER IS OUT AMD THE VESTIBULE DOOR. IS LOCKED- MR.. 8ULLISTER- TOLD THE NEWS60/JUST VJHERE TO PUT THE PAPER EvBR NI6HT SOU RE Tri .W PAPER 80y? JUST REMEMBER TO POT THE PAPER I THE VESTIBULE, AMD WE'LL GET ALON6 FINE COULD LEAVE I UNDER THE MAT, THE VESTIBULE, corn. iti», KINH fnATimr-s »Ynnic*TE. ir», wnim> moms BKiE»vf n providing extra power up hills without slowing up traffic. An anti-jackknite device, de- the ice. It < signed by Ruan, has the unquali- hour ordeal, fied approval of drivers. Tachometers and tachographs record speeds and the stops on each trip. They ave invaluable in case of mishaps or other -incidenls where time checks are needed. Each driver carries a card, to diagram in case of accident and a witness card. The drivers have their own safety meetings, usually every quarter at Hotel Hanford. They go over things which haye happened on the road, may invite in a highway patrolman for a talk. Their fall meeting will be pointing up winter road hazards. They have a committee of 5 drivers who plan the meetings with Millard and meet once a month for regular safety instructions. Drivers have compulsory life insurance policies which cover hospital care, doctor bills and compensation, the latter which is also good off the job. Careful Screening They are carefully screened at the terminal before being hired. First comes what amounts to an oral examination in which Manager Burke queries the prospective drivers on his personal habits, especially concerning the use of intoxicants. Next they receive written traffic and driver knowledge tests. If they are approved this far, they make student runs, with Millard accompanying them, of at least a 5 tp^.6 hour trip. When they get this far, they are placed on a 30-day trial period before permanent placement. Wondering what a driver's routine consists of we took one of the shorter hops with Bill Rhodes, a 4-year veteran. We made the round, trip to Charles City froni the terminal in just 5 minutes over the alloted 54 hours. Rhodes has been in trucking for more than a decade. He's one who has been through the mill. His toughest trip, he readily tells you, was from the Spring Valley terminal to Armstrong, Iowa, on the ice. It wound up as an 18- our ordeal. But he's had more exciting irP cidents in his career than that. He was unpleasantly caught in the midst of the 21,000 gallon tank fire at Osage. He discovered fire on his pantlcg but at the moment was more interested in the fire which was running underneath his truck and the 600 gallons of gasoline he still had in the trailer with the domes wide open. Quick Thinking Quick thinking told him to shut off the master valve, another truck safety device, and drive out, right over the fire. One valve shuts off all- in, an emergency. He got out of that one with only the seered pantleg—and isn't asking any questions why. The trip to Charles City gave us a chance to look at Ruan's famous "key stop" system. The Ruan Transport corporation built the key stop system so .hat the agent would not have to get.up for reveille at 3 a. m., and other inconvenient times. Through organization and instructions the driver is trained to handle key stop unloading at the plant. The idea of .key stop delivery was built up by the company on a trial basis and has now spread throughout the entire network of terminals. It has worked so well that 40 per cent of' the company's deliv- ^ cries are key stops, including many in the daytime when the agent desires to be out making rural calls or taking care of other business. .• 6,500 Capacity Formerly the trucks had 6,100 gallon tank capacity. Now it's 6,500. There are 3 compartments in the tanks. The first 2 each have 1,025 gallon capacity and the one holds 4,450. Each truck is broken in at the factory. This is accomplished by running the unit, completely loaded, on a special assembly line. The 35 employes of the Clear Lake terminal have been enrolled in a new type of safety contest— with a Christmas dinner bird as a prize for every contestant. There are 4 teams of Ruan employes in the contest. The winners will receive turkeys. Second, 3rd and 4th place team members will receive geese, ducks and chickens, respectively. To determine the winners, employes at each terminal will be scored from now until Christmas on accident-free operation, tire maintenance, on-the-job personal » injury rating, mileage inspections, breakdown frequency and appearance of terminal personnel. All Workers ( Compete Drivers, dispatchers, shop workers and terminal managers are all competing in the turkey derby. The terminals at Clear Lake, Spring Valley and Mankato are' known as the "Lakers." Other teams, combines of other terminals, are the City Slickers, Demons and River Kings. Supervisors, such as Millard is, are in charge of 3 terminals in a designated district. Millard's territory includes Spring Valley and Mankato as well as Clear Lake. The Lake terminal is the oldest of the 3. At the start, Ruan's consisted of the Des Moines terminal.. The "rolling snowball" now consists of terminal points in 3 states. They are Bettendorf, Burlington, Carter Lake, Clear Lake, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Dubuque and Sioux City in Iowa; Havana, Peoria, Quincy and Rockford in Illinois; Mankato and Spring Valley in Minnesota. It's been rumored they hold 2nd spot in the industry—and they are still closing in towards the top. Ask Ray Seney 19 EAST STATE STREET CONTROL Rupture Correction Is Possible THROUGH PROPER SUPPORT. Hal's Rupture Service > is so designed as to hold your hernia or rupture 100% 2 no matter what you do or what your work is. For: Men, Women, Children. SEE: MR. HALAMKA AT Mason City — Hotel Cerro Gordo Monday, Oct. 10; Hours 1 P. M. To 8 P. M. O O HAL'S RUPTURE SERVICE 1169 Harding Des Moines 14, lova SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

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