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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 5, 1949
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City Calendar OCT. 11—Woman's club. First Methodist s eak 2:15 ' V ' m OCT. o to 15—National Business Worn- ens week. PP, 11 :."—"The Hour of Charm," Phil J SpItalny and his all-girl orchestra. Roosevelt fieldhouse, 8:30 p m OCT. SO—Community Chest team officers Instruction meeting. Y. M. C. A.. 7:29 p. m. OCT. 2S—El Kahlr temple ceremonial northeast Iowa, at Roosevelt field- house. OCT. Ml—Community Chest general solicitation klckoff. 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. S—Community Chest campaign u™ al n report ' Y - W - C - A » 5 :59 £ m. *»V. 2—First number In Community yonccrt series, Albert Spalding, violinist, high school auditorium. 8:15 p. m. NOV. 3-New York Civic Opera presentation of "Carmen" at Roosevelt field- house, under Exchange club sponsorship. NOV. S—Free Christian Science lecture by Earl E. Simms, C. S., of Austin, Tex., at Monroe Junior high schoo) auditorium, 8:15 p. m. NOV. 85-2G—F arm drainage contractors and tilers conference sponsored by Mason City Brick & Tile company. DEO. 0-7—Iowa State Vegetable Growers association, DEC. 12—Chamber of Commerce annual meeting—Christmas party. JAN. 10—Woman's club presents Robert Magidoff. First Methodist church. * p. m. JAN. SO—Community Concert, Columbia Grand Opera Quartet, high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m, -—*^EB. 27—Community Concert, Slgi Weis»• acnberg, pianist, high school auditorium. 8:15 p. m. * Cerro Gordo 4th in Per Capita Sales Mlton City Glolie-G»*ette. M«»on Clly, 1*. Oct. 4, 1949 15 'HERE IN MASON CITY O'Brien Paints at Shepherds. "Insurancewise." Let George, Bob or Jerry Harrer do it. Ph. 321. Mrs. George E. Meier and son, Pat, retui-ned to Mowbridge, S. Dak., after visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lownsberry, 542 5th S. E. , Major Ambulance Service. Ph. 511. Rummage Sale Wed. and Thurs. 9-12 A. M. 908 2nd S. W. Mrs. Chet DeMoss, 507 12th N. W. t reported the 17th rose on an American Beauty rose bush on Oct. 3. This was the first year for the bush to bloom, and roses have been opening all summer. v Storm sash repair, window glass. Boomhower Hdwe. The First Christian church fellowship dinner this week will be held Thursday, 6:30 p. rh. instead of the regular night, Wednesday. The change is made because Thursday is the day the speak- $67,63 5 Kelsh Damage Suit Goes on Trial Estate Sues Ideal Sand and Gravel Presentation of evidence continued in district court here Tuesday in the $67,635 damage suit by the estate of George J. Kelsh against the Ideal Sand and Gravel company. A jury of 5 men and 7 women is hearing the testimony in Judge T. A. Beardmore's court. One of the principal witnesses was Rupert Bowen, driver of the sand and gravel truck which was struck by Kelsh's car at an intersection 2£ miles south of Hanford last March 12. Bowen admitted that he never saw the Kelsh car until after the crash. He testified that he looked northward, -to his right, when about 75 feet from the intersection but that he did not see the oncoming car which struck \he right side of his truck. Pictures Are Shown Pictures taken at the scene of the accident played a large part in the questioning of the witnesses by Clough and Clough, attorneys for the estate. The pictures purported to show that the truck driver had a good view of the intersecting road from points 100, 200 and 300 feet away from the intersection and could have seen the Kelsh car when it was at the same distances from the corner. The only obstruction to the view, according to the pictures, the witnesses testified, was a corncrib about 125 feet from the corner. Erick Levenhagen and Mrs. Ray Boone, whose farm homes are nearby; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Krukow, farmers several miles farther southeast, and L. Earl Drury, Swaledale feed salesman who had been at the Levenhagen farm and was the first" one on the scene after the crash, all testified concerning the locations of the car and truck after the crash and conditions along the roads. Photographers Testify Safford W. Lock, commercial photographer who took the pano- Ranks 7th in Dollar Total for All Iowa Sales Tax in Year Totals $1,198,959 Cerro Gordo ranked 4th among Iowa's 99 counties in per capita retail sales collected during the year ended June 30, the state tax commission reported Tuesday. Proof of the county's Importance as a retail trade center, the report showed Cerro Gordo ahead of more populous counties such as Black Hawk, Dubuque, Clinton, Pottawattamie, Webster and Wapello on a per capita basis. The county, which ranks 10th in population, ranked 7th in the dollar volume of retail sales, the report shows. The total tax collected was $1,198,959, indicating total retail sales o[ $59,947,950 during the 12 months. Here are Iowa's 10 largest counties, according to 1940 population figures, and the commission's report of tax collected and tax paid per capita: TOTAL TEH COUNT V TAX CAl'ITA Polk $6,130,470 $31.30 Woodbury 2,432,032 23.47 Linn 2,474,097 27.75 Scott 2,362,604 27.88 Black Hawk ... 2,121,709 26.54 Pottawattamie.. 1,067,693 15.99 DubuciLie 1,416,726 22.22 Clinton 898,207 20.08 Wapello 814,968 18.40 Cerro Gordo ... 1.198,959 27.34 Cerro Gordo collections .were broken down by the commission into 3,151 returns for Mason City totaling $1,006,188, 845 returns for Clear Lake totaling $124,702 and 780 rural returns for $68,067. er, Doctor Sterling W. Brown, will be in the city. See Spred Satin ad in "Life." fGet Spred Satin at Paynes. Jack Cooksie, Mason City contact representative for the Veterans administration, will discuss the veterans' hospitalization program as a feature of the monthly meeting of Clausen-Worden post of the American Legion Thursday evening. Wall washing by machine. Free estimate. Ph. 812 or 967J. • Earl Mason of Mason City has been elected vice president of the Upper Iowa university Christian Forum at Fayette. Robert Watsen of Humboldt is president. S. D. A. Dorcas Bazaar and Rummage, Wed., Oct. 5. Over Ford Hopkins. The program at the promotion ' day exercises at Immanuel Lutheran church Sunday school Sunday* included a vocal solo, "The (Lord's Prayer," by Melotte, given "*>by Beverly Ann Myers. Rummage Sale, Holy Family Guild, vacant house, 714 N. Adams, across from Holy Family • school, Tues., Wed., Oct. 4, 5. 8:30 a. m. The regular meeting of the ex- '-fecutive committee of the Cerro Gordo Red Cross chapter will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. in the Red Cross office, 19i North Federal. Red Star Oil features Certified Metered fuel oil deliveries. Quantity discounts. See us for famous "Spark" circulating heaters. Ph. 1328. Members of the board of di. jrectors, Cerro Gordo Society for 'Crippled Children and Adults, will meet in the directors room of the First National bank Wednesday at 8 p. m. to elect officers of the society for the coming year. Committee chairmen will also be named and plans of the society for the year will be outlined. Rummage Sale Tues. night and all day Wed. Dresses, suits, coats, sizes 12, 14, 16, 18, 20. Fur coat, dishes, silverware, sewing machine in good cond., $5. Many , other articles priced to sell. 224 V W. State. rama views; Elwin Musser, Globe- Gazette photographer who took pictures of the car and truck after the crash; Sheriff Cal Dwan and Deputy Sheriff Walter Balek all testified concerning the pictures and road conditions. The engine of the Kelsh car was not driven back but was tipped sidewise, testified Virgil Reed, garage mechanic. He said the car was so \vrecked that it would have cost more to repair it than it would have been worth. Mrs. Kelsh testified that her husband was 55 years old and that his $91,000 estate had all been accumulated by his own earnings except for a $1,200 inheritance. Ed Kelsh, a brother, testified that George Kelsh was in good health and was a successful businessman, mainly a cattle buyer and trader. Jurors Are Listed • Presentation of evidence for the sand and gravel company is expected to start Wednesday, according to Garfield E. Breese, defense attorney together with Earl Smith. Breese told the jury in his opening statement that evidence will show that Kelsh was driving 70 miles an hour at the time of the accident. Jurors who will decide the case are R. J. Nelson, Katherine Mahon, Dexter Burns, Roberta Miller and H. E. Sawyer, all of Clear Lake; Dena Schultz, Thornton; Vera Dorsey and Elsie Thornton, both of Rockwell, and Mabel Win- Globe-GazeUc Photo ENROUTE OVER THE ROUTE—Jeff Fraser, 1408 Hampshire place N. E., veteran carrier of the. Globe-Gazette, and his dog, "Shep," have become familiar late afternoon figures in the Highlands. Jeff stops at his house before making the route and Shep joins him. there for the daily delivery. Mileage? Jeff doesn't know what the 6 years total might be, but he does know he's traded in several pairs of shoes. He is one of many carriers to be honored by their respective papers Saturday on "newsboy" day, a part of the observance of national newspaper week. Fraser Family Has Carried Paper Route for 72 Years ter, Hildred MacGregor, Howard Jackson and Emma McKenzy, all of Mason City. Sinus-colds Rectal (by injection) Rheumatism-arthritis Pain, cause-treatment Osteopathy-diagnosis practice. Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. 0. Room 641 Phone 2960 HANFORD HOTEL Elmer Tanner Services Held Rites Conducted at Local Funeral Home Funeral services for Elmer L. Tanner, 69, who died Friday after a short illness were held Monday at the Colonial funeral chapel, with Msgr. Patrick F. Malone of St. Joseph's Catholic church, officiating. Mrs. Clinton Tanner and Mrs. Louis Tanner were in charge of flowers. Attending the services from out of the city were Mrs. Lottie Henderson, Rockford, 111., Mr. and Mrs. D. Miller, Reynolds, Mrs. Elta Tanner, Sheffield. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Tanner, Grafton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tree, Mr. and Mrs. John Gaffney and Mrs. Jim Gaffney, Rockwell Mr. and Mrs. P. Egan and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lordon, Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lash, Milwaukee, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. C. Hinman and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Slocum, Sheffield, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Schwartz Baumgartner Services Held Rites Conducted at Mason City Chapel Funeral services for Mrs. Delia A. Baumgartner, 80. who died Saturday following an illness, were held at the Major Memorial chapel Monday, with the Rev. F. W. Wendland, pastor of the Grace Evangelical church, officiating. Mrs. Berle Clawson sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Mrs. William Lay ton accompanied at the organ. Mrs. Paul Scheisberg and Mrs. Joe Cross were in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were Roy Furnish Frank Duncan, C. D. Squires Lawrence Garms, Paul Scheisberg and Ben Baumgartner. Interment was at Memorial Park cemetery The Major funeral home in charge John F. Roberts Rites Held; Burial at Memorial Park Funeral services for John F. Roberts, 48, who died suddenly Friday, were held at the Major Memorial chapel Monday, with the Rev. Joel Dobbe, pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran church, officiating. Mrs. William Layton played ob- sequial music on the organ. Mrs. Amelia Holly was in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were Roger Buhr, Earl Young, Ted de Buhr, Willis Jones, Lloyd Gregory and Peter Birkedal. Interment was in Memorial Park cemetery. The Major funeral home in charge. It being national newspaper week, I. W. Hillstrom, the Globe- [•azette circulation manager, was asked to seek out his oldest carrier rom the point of service. He didn't nave any trouble with an immediate reply, "Jeff Fraser." And to go a little further," Hillstrom added, "I'm just wondering what family can match the Fraser family's record for continuous carrying on a route. Jeff's older brothers, Bud, now 21, and Don, 26, each had the route for 3 years before Jeff started 6 years ago." Jeff, 17, is a Mason City high school senior, the son of Mrs. Irene Fraser, 1408 Hampshire Place N. E. Actually he has a partner in the delivery end of the business. That's "Shep," his dog. The canine daily awaits his ' master'-s arrival home to start on the route which they cover in K- hours. There are 156 customers to oe serviced. Shep has them- all well catalogued. He never gets far from his master's pounding hoofs. Don Fraser had what is now equivalent to 2 routes. There would be around 225 customers now in the same territory, which has seen a steady influx of new housing. Jeff finds time for many other activities in addition to his route. Last summer, appreciative customers collected $115 to help send him to the national music encampment at Interlocken, Mich. That's a gift he vows he can never forget. He is ploying first string violin in the high school orchestra s he has for the last 2 years and s a member of the matching jand. He is active in his church ncl is serving as worship chair- nan of the M. Y. F. of the First Vlethodist church this year. Globe-Gazette carriers will at- end a free movie party at the Ceil theater next Saturday as guests of the paper and will be out in ime to make their regular deliveries. Northco Acres Is Approved by Local Council Plat Adjoins City Outside of Limits The Mason City council approved the plat of Northco Acres, east of Highway 65 and south of Mason City, at a meeting Monday night. Approval was given on recommendation of the planning and zoning board. Although this plat is not within the city limits, it requires council approval under a state ruling that new plats adjoining major cities must have council approval. An ordinance regarding setting the minimum width of paving at 34 feet was defeated on its second reading. An amendment to the zoning ordinance relative to nursing homes was passed on its first reading. This amendment makes an allowance for nursing homes in apartment districts, but in none of the others. Lights Approved Street lights were approved on Adams N. W., between 7th and 9th and on First S. W. between Taylor and Pierce. An- ordinance requiring the Chicago & Northwestern railway to install a flasher system at its crossing on First N. W., and 19th S. W., was passed on its first read- Form League of Christian Church Laymen An organization meeting of the Laymen's League of the First Christian church was held in the council room of the church Monday night with officers and committees elected. The Rev. R. L. Williams led a short discussion regarding the programs and activities of a laymen's league organization in the Christian churches, a state and national organization. One point brought out indicated, that the Women's Council groups that carry on a great part of the work in the church will be ably assisted in many ways by-a men's organization. Elected Chairman C. C. Clark was elected chairman of the league and Ivan Barnes was elected vice chairman. Al Halsor was elected secretary and Willard Weir Adams, treasure!'. Committees were appointed to conduct the recreational, social, financial and program work of the organization. Mr. Williams was appointed counsellor. Following a short business meeting, Doctor Lloyd A. Gustafson of the First Methodist church, who recently returned from a trip to Europe, told of his visits to many of the churches and cathedrals of Europe. His report was well received by the group of laymen. Refreshments Served Following the program light refreshments and coffee were served with visiting and discussion carried on by the men and guests. The next meeting of the league will be held on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p. m. at the church. An interesting program is being prepared. The Laymen's League may have the opportunity to conduct the morning service on Sunday, Oct. 16, it was reported. Lt. Whittaker to Tell Story of Rickenbaker Party Rescue An account of the rescue of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker's party adrift at sea for 21 days will be presented by one of the 8 men who were crowded into the 3 small rubber rafts, Lt. James C. Whittaker, at 2 meetings in Mason City. Lt. Whittaker will speak Friday noon at the Mason City High Twelve club meeting at the Hotel Hanford. This meeting is open to Master Masons and their guests. May Make Reservations Reservations may be made with any member of the club or by contacting B. L. McConnell, president, by Thursday noon. Lt. Whittaker will speak at 8 Saturday night at the First Baptist church. This meeting is open to the public. In his topic, "We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing," Lt. Whittake will tell about the 21 days the 8 men were tortured by thirst, hunger, salt water ulcers, and trailed by man hungry sharks. All they could do was pray, he says. Is Confirmed Believer Lt. Whittaker came back a con-firmed believer in the Almighty and his narrative of his ordeal 5 I and final rescue presents his spiritual experience and brings forth the striking incidents of what he regards as Divine intervention. Saddle Club Meets With Boomhowers The regular meeting of the Mason City Saddle club was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Boomhower north of Mason City Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. Deloy Carroll were co-hosts with Mr. and Mrs. Boomhower. Mr. Boomhower presided at the meeting in the absence of the president and vice president. The evening was spent in viewing the new home and the stables. Plans were made for the Trail Riders ride on Sunday at 11 a. m. The ride will start from the stables and end at the stables, where bacon and eggs will be served. An invitation has been extended to anyone interested to join. The social committee is also planning a dance for November. Sandwiches cut in the shapes of horses were part of the refreshments Monday evening. Adult School Wanted for "Catching Up j Education Life Long Process Says Sarchett "Education is a life long process and adult education helps people deal with problems for which their past does not give them the answer," A. M. Sarchett, director of the adult education program, told Rotarians at a luncheon Monday noon at Hotel Hanford. "For example," he continued, "take the modern kitchen of today and compare it with the equipment found in a kitchen 20 years ago. Today a woman wants to know where she can leai-n how to obtain the best results in cooking with modern equipment. Adult education is that simple. It is the place where people can catch up on new things." Life Span Increased Mr. .Sarchett went on to explain that since the life span has increased in the last years, adults all over the United States want to catch up with the times and know what is happening today instead of just knowing what was happening 15 or 20 years ago. "The adult education program LT. JAMES C. WHITTAKER —Adrift on Rafts Mason City people," he said. "People of the community pushed the program through, therefore the classes offered are based on the wishes of the community." Reads News Bulletin Mr. Sarchett was introduced by Dr. G. H. Dolmage, program chairman. Jay Tubbesing, vice president, presided at the meeting. The noon news bulletins were read by Peter DeJong in the absence of Hank Hook. Visiting Rotarians were L. C. Stuart, A. W. Schultz, R. J. Hayden and H. E. Sawyer, all of Clear Lake, and Frede Trainer, Ackley. Guests included Dr. Harry Rosdal, Charles City, and Ken Waughtal, Denver. The mystery of where the American chimney sweep wintered was solved in 1944, when Indians found banded birds in the upper part of the Amazon River in South America. ing. A class developed through the efforts of "B" beer license was granted to Ahepa Lodge 207 at 116 Delaware S. E.. beer permits were Class "C" granted to and Mrs. Margaret Dunkleburg, Clear Lake, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Mahon, Des Moines. Pallbearers were John J. Gaffney, Walter Gaffney, Lyle Tanner, Clinton Tanner, I,ou5s Tanner and Gordon Tanner, all nephews. Interment was at Sacred Heart cemetery, Rockwell, with Father Raymond Bohrer, Rockwell, officiating. The Colonial funeral home in charge. Poppy THANK YOU! SAN JUAN-MARNE POST, V. F. W., AND LADIES' AUXILIARY are very grateful to the generous citizens of this community for the remarkable success of our Annual V. F. W. "BUDDY" POPPY DAY. We especially thank the many Girl Scouts for their willing aid in selling poppies, again proving the worthiness of their fine organization. Miller's West Haven, 2235 19th S. W., Midway Fruit & Grocery, 601 N. Federal, Read's Grocery, 404 15th N. W., and the Eberhardt Grocery, 423 3rd N. E. A cigaret license also was approved for the Eberhardt Grocery, 423 3rd N. E. Party for Youngsters A mover's bond was approved for Marvin C. Nehring. The annual dance license was pproved for the Troika club, 201 25th N. \V. The council approved its share if the cost of a Halloween party or the youngsters of the city, ponsored by the junior division )f the Chamber of Commerce. The council also discussed the purchase of a new combination lerial fire apparatus truck for the ire department and considered a type of truck manufactured by Michele A. Hubbard Dies at Home; Rites to Be on Wednesday Michele Allyne Hubbard, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hubbard, 303i First S. W., died late Monday at the home of her parents, after a short illness. She was born Feb. 26, 1949, in Mason City. Surviving are a sister, Barbara, and the grandparents, Mrs. Sydney Stott, Mason City, A. F. Hubbard, Bend, Ore. and Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Lakin Yakima, Wash. She was a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Amundsen Mason City. An angel mass will be said al 9 o'clock Wednesday at the Holy Family Catholic church, with the "Msgr. Arthur J. Breen, pastor officiating. The Rosary will be said at the Colonial funeral home at 8 p. m Tuesday. Interment will be at St Joseph's Catholic cemetery. The Colonial funeral home in charge Ancient Greeks preferred pitched or rcsinated to natura wine, while the Romans liked to flavor their wines with such materials as pepper, poppy, tar boiled sea water and chalk. the Pirsch company, of Kenosha, Wis. No definite action was taken. 20-YEAR LAXATIVE HABIT BROKEN! ''Considering I was constipated for over 20 years and laxatives gave me no relief—it was amazing to find eating KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN daily helped me so muchl" Mrs. H. Rutledge, 120 Corry Ave., Aero Vista, Warrington, Florida. Just one of many unsolicited letters praising ALL- BRAN. If troubled by constipation due to lack of bulk in the diet, try this: eat an ounce of crisp ALL-BRAN every day, drink plenty of water. If not satisfied after 10 days, - return empty box to Kellogg's, Battle Creek, Mich. DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK! 15 So. Wash. Phone SCO EXPERT SERVICE On AH Makes Of RADIOS Specialized service on Wards Refrigerators; Washers and small Appliances. Have Our Expert Check Your Oil Heater We Have on Hand 3 GOOD USED SINGER Sewing Machines 2 ELECTRIC PORTABLES I ELECTRIC CONSOLE PRICED FOR QUICK SALE Just in time to start your fall sewing. Better hurry, they won't last long. See Them at SINGER SEWING CENTER 123 No. Federal OUR OBJECTIVES ''To promote thrift by providing a convenient and safe method for people to save and invest money, and to provide for the sound and economical financing of homes." The above is taken from our Federal Charter. Ours is a local institution interested in the progress and prosperity of Mason Cjty. We inv'te you to join the many members who are finding our service helpful, efficient and completely satisfactory. Our helpful policies account for our large volume of home loan business. MUTUAL FEDERAL S AVINGS AND LOAN /ASSOCIATION 19 First St. N. E. Phone 365 Mason City, Iowa Savings accepted in any amounts (Baited oLJ( The things called Dear, when justly evaluated are often priceless. No one can buy respect, devotion, genuine loyalty, a good reputation, or the confidence of the community in which he lives . . . these things must be earned. Our success as Funeral Directors depends largely upon the quality of the service we render rather than upon the indispensability of our service to t-!ie community. Through the years, we have tried to build our standing here by ad-i hering to the things called Dear ... by rendering the finest possible service. In keeping with our traditional policy of constantly improving Jctr service ... to make it all inclusive, we continue to offer a further service to the community through our Pre-Arranged, Pre-Financed Funeral Assurance Plan. ana E R A L HOME fAUlO.MeAULEY.Wrtdor MASON CITY. IOWA • PHONI «JI M«AUI,EY and SON F51NERAI, HOME, H South Ad urns Avenue, Mason City, Iowa, Fleaie send Information on your low eo»i Pre-Arranjed Funeral Assurance Plan. Name Address •)-..... City RUIe

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