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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 4, 1949
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Mason City Calendar OCT. 11— Woman's club. First Methodist church, 2:15 p. m.. John Vaiidercook. speaker. OCT. 9 to 15— National Business Worn- en's week. OCT. "-••The Hour of Charm," Phil Spltalny and his all-girl orchestra. Roosevelt fieldhouse, B:30 p. m OCT. 20— Community Chest team officers' Instruction meeting, Y. M. C. A 7:29 p, tn. OCT. •«— El Kahlr templa ceremonial, northeast Iowa, at Roosevelt tield- house. ^T:* 4 — Community Cnest General so- licitatlon klckotf. Y. M. c. A.. 6-59 p. m. OCT. 24— Charles Eagle Plume addresses Executives club at Hotel HanXord at 6:30 p. m. K 9, V> , 2 ~ c °mmunlty Chest campaign f'5 al Deport, Y. W. C. A.. 5:59 p. m. NO > V- 3 ~ First number In Community Concert series, Albert Spaldlng, violin™,; b)gh sch00 ' auditorium. 8:15 p. m. N ?Y; S ~ New York Clvic °P° r a presentation of "Carmen" at Roosevelt field- house, under Exchange club sponsor- nhip. K 'OV. S— Free Christian Science lecture f nf' Slmma - c - s - °* Austin, at Monroe Junior high school au^um, 8:15 p. m. NOV. U5-3G— F arm drainage contractors ana tilers conference sponsored by n £o as °" , CitTy Brick & Tlle company. DEC. d-7— Iowa State Vegetable Growers association. DEC. 12— Chamber of Commerce annual meeting — Christmas party. JAN. 10— Woman's club presents Robert Magldoft, First Methodist church 8 p. m. JAN. 30— Community Concert. Columbia Grand Opera Quartet, high school auditorium. 8:15 p. m. FEB. 27— Community Concert, Sigl Wels- senberg, pianist, high school auditorium. 8:15 p. m. Spenf $72,236 on 57 Polio Cases Mason City Globe-Gmietle, Mason Clly, I». Oct. 3, 1949 13 HER1IN MASON CITY Paper Headquarters. Shepherds. Dry Your Clothes in 10 minutes at the Laundrite. Two Mason City students have enrolled for the first semester at Morningside college, Sioux City. They are Charlene Mae Stevens, daughter of Mrs. HI L. Stevens and Gabriel B. Wilch, son of Mrs' G. B. Wilch. Dr. R. VV. Shultz, D. O., Rm. 641, Hanford Hotel. Phone 2960. Storm sash repair, window glass. Boomhower Hdwe. The North Iowa Flying club held a meeting Friday night at the Vets Social Center in Clear Lake with Burt Bohlin, president, presiding. Movies were shown. See Sprcd Satin ad in "Life." Get Spred Satin at Paynes. S. D. A. Dorcas Bazaar and Rummage, Wed., Oct. 5. Over Ford Hopkins. The Council of Social Agencies will meet at the Eadmar note] Wednesday noon. Reservations may be made by calling 877 by Tuesday noon. For Rent: Warm workshop, centrally located. Ph. 5477J after 5:30 p. _m. Rummage Sale, Holy Family Guild, vacant house, 714 N. Adams, across from Holy Family school, Tues., Wed., Oct. 4, 5. 8:30 a. m. Harvey Von Wald of Mason City is a member of the lOO-piece Iowa State Teachers college marching band which will travel to Brookings, S. Dak., this week for the Panther-South Dakota State football game. The game will be played -under- the lights Saturday. Red Star Oil features Certified Metered fuel oil deliveries. Quantity discounts. See us for famous Cerro Gordo Unit $7,900 "in the Red" Proceeds of Amvet Dance to Help The Cerro Gordo chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile paralysis is about $7,900 "in the red" and hopes to go a long way toward cutting its deficit with the benefit dance at the Surf Thursday, A. J. Thomson, secretary, announced Monday. Thomson presented the acconv- plishments of the local chapter in the last 13 months in urging support of the dance which. Mason City Amvets post 92 is sponsoring. The Amvets have announced that all of the net proceeds will be turned over to the local chapter and the management of the Surf has agreed to contribute by donating the entire facilities of the ballroom. Thomson's statement said that on Sept. 1, 1948, the chapter had no active polio cases and all bills were paid covering the heavy epidemic years of 1945-46. And the chapter had funds of $3,000 on hand, but it was still indebted to the national headquarters for advances in 1945 and 1946 totaling $12,500. Surplus Used "Soon after the epidemic started in September, 1948, the chapter' $3,000 surplus was wiped out and in late December it was necessary to procure a further advance o $3,000 from national," Thomson stated. The local chapter's 50 per cen of the January, 1949, March o Dimes fund raising campaign amounted to $6,538 and later receipts amounted to $1,100. Included in the latter were proceeds from the hremen-police benefit baseball game in Mason City and the ball game at Rockwell late in August. Thus the total receipts since Sept. 1, 1948, were $7,638, not including the advance of $3,000. "During the same period of 13 months, Cerro Gordo county had a total of 57 new polio cases and spent a total of $12,236 on them," Thomson reported. "This was for ambulance service, local doctor and hospital expense and hps- pitalization and iron lung service at Des Moines hospitals and at the University hospital in Iowa City. 1 ' Iowa Library Session Honors Mrs. McNider Work as Trustee of Local Library Lauded This year for the first time the Iowa Library Association meeting at Des Moines last week voted at a trustees section Thursday, Sept. 29, to honor one trustee each' year. The selection committee, with Mrs. Harry Nary of Spirit Lake as .chairman, conferred the honor on a Mason Cityan, Mrs. C. H. MeNider. At the announcement and introduction of Mrs. McNider, the 200 persons attending the convention banquet broke into spon- taneousi applause and rose to their feet as Mrs. McNider walked to the microphone. In introducing Mrs. McNider, Mrs. Curtis Amen, chairman of the trustees section this past year, said that "her work over the past 60 years, has been cumulative rather than spectacular." In commenting on the convention event Miss Lydia Margaret Barrette, librarian of the Mason City Public library, said that it was quite apparent that all the members of the library world knew how much Mrs. McNider had done although Mrs. McNider had modestly felt she diet not deserve so much praise. Hermanson Brothers Dairy Now in 40th Year of Business Hermanson Brothers dairy is observing its 40th year in business in Mason City It is a business built by 2 brothers who practically grew up with the town. Johnnie was born in 1890, Herman in 1891, at St. Paul, sons ot Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hermanson. They lived in an orphanage for a while after the death of their mother,* ~~—~ "Spark" 1328. circulating heaters. Ph. Mason City Pastor at Big Conference The Rev. Jordan Ray, pastor of the Union Memorial Methodist church, Mason City,' has received notice from Doctor J. Walt Moore, superintendent of the Kansas City district, asking that the Mason City pastor attend "The Advance for Christ and His Church" mass meeting at the Union Memorial Methodist church, St. Louis, Mo., Monday. Principal speakers at the meeting include Bishop Edward W. Kelly, Bishop Robert N. Brooks, Bishop W. A. Smith. Bishop Kelly urged all pastors of the central west conference to be present. Mason Cityan Doing Consumer Market Work Floyd Ogelsby of Mason City is among the 40 Iowa State Teacher college students doing a consumer analysis of the Cedar Falls market. The survey is under the direction of Professors Leonard Keefe, James Blanford and Peter Haines of the department of business education at Teachers college. The students, members of the marketing and salesmanship classes at Teachers college, are interviewing the Cedar Falls housewives. "The students participating in the survey will have an opportunity to put into practice the polling methods and techniques employed by market research organizations," Professor Keefe said. "At this date the chapter has unpaid bills for similar services amounting to $9,500, with $1,600 cash on hand to apply to these bills," he pointed out. Need Is Great "This picture," Thomson stated, "shows clearly the desperate need of .the local.,chapter for, additional funds to care for its unpaid obligations and carry the work along until funds from the January, 1950, March of Dimes are available, and explains the particular feeling of appreciation of the chapter toward such sponsored fund-raising activities as the ball games at Mason City and Rockwell and the-Amvets dance at the Surf." Thomson pointed out that the dance at the Surf would feature music by the first all-girl orchestra to appear there and provide much" needed assistance to the polio cause, for a very nominal sum. "It is hoped that all those who can, will contribute the price of one or more tickets to this ball and enjoy the evening's entertainment, of, if unable to attend, they may be assured that their ticket purchases will be of immeasurable assistance in continuing the work of their local'chap- ter in caring for polio victims." The chapter secretary also called attention to the fact that 100 per cent of the receipts from the Polio Epidemic Emergency fund drive which has just closed went entirely to national headquarters. The funds will be used to replace the totally expended reserve which the national body maintains to assist chapters in epidemic areas after they have exhausted their own funds. The local chapter noes not benefit directly from that emergency drive; other than to the extent of further advances which it may receive in the next few months to make up the deficit between its own available chapter funds and unpaid obligations. Globe-Gazette Photo NO NEED FOR PAPERHANGERS HERE—Mr. and Mrs. Leo Allstot are shown adding their latest "haul" to the huge wall-side collection of medals, shields, plaques and trophies they have won with their pistol marksmanship. The wall,, in the living room of their home at 415 Pennsylvania N. E., is nearing the bursting point with the outlay. The drawers of the desk in the foreground are crammed with new prizes, too. Allstot is Iowa's defending champion pistol shooter. He has won the honor 9 times. F.B.I. Bulletin Gives Story of Allstots' Shooting Achievements A rare recognition of a policeman's record by F.B.I, agents appeared in. the current number of the monthly F.B.I, enforcement bulletin. The story is about Leo Allstot, superintendent of identification and in charge of the outdoor and indoor pistol ranges of the Mason City police department, and his*wife. A copy of the bulletin was sent to Mayor Howard 'E. Bruce with a note from J. Edgar Hoover, bureau chief. The article, appearing on the back inside cover, entitled "Firearms Expert," follows: Written by Agents "Leo Allstot, superintendent ot identification and of the juvenile bureau, Mason City, Iowa, police department, is one of the outstanding marksmen in the United States. Joining the Mason City department in 1928, he determined to acquire perfection in shooting and in handling of all kinds of firearms. "Prior to 1928, Supt. Allstot had never handled a gun. Today he has more than V 600 medals, cups, trophies and other awards as testimony to his prowess in competitive matches and tournaments. "By 1932 Allstot was winning consistently with the Cerro Gordo Rifle club in state and regional competition. In February of 1934 he entered the National Rifle association competition with the .22 caliber pistol and the following month won his first national match. Since then Leo has won approximately 30 national matches in both the .22 and .38 caliber pistol classes. He has never been Beaten in a championship tourna- nent by an Iowa competitor. "Supt. Allstot instructs the Mason City police department in its monthly firearms training. Backed by Mayor Howard E. Bruce and :hief of Police Harold E. Wolfe, he officers of the department have been given adequate time, ammunition and instruction, and they no%v rank as one of the best _roups of marksmen in the mid- west. In 1948 the Mason City department won first place in pistol at the Cornbelt Sportsmen's show in Des Moines,- Iowa, the Northwest Sportsmen's show in Minneapolis, Minn., and in many other exhibitions. "In 1946 they appeared in e shooting exhibition with FBI fire-arms experts in Mason City in connection with an FBI police school sponsored by the Mason City police department. More than 3,000 people attended this public demonstration. The Allstots also have performed for many charity groups and other worth-while organizations, giving freely of their time. "Supt. Allstot is a past president of the Iowa State Policemen's as sociation. Mrs. Allstot also was president of the auxiliary of this same organization. Supt. Allstot is immediate past commander of Clausen-Worden post of the American Legion at Mason City, while his wife was president of the auxiliary unit of this post. Both are active in other civic affairs. "The Allstots are fine examples of the increasing number of law- enforcement men and their wives who are devoting their lives to the protection of society and the promotion of community service." Large Crowd Expected for Osage Dinner Indications are there will be a record crowd at the dinner meeting at the Sacred Heart church in Osage Tuesday evening at 7. when Mason City manufacturers and wholesalers entertain', their customers from Mitchell county. More than 400 acceptances of invitations have been received, according to Chamber of Commerce committee records. Besides, there will be approximately 80 attending from Mason City. Members of the committee went to Osage Saturday for a final check on arrangements with the ladies of the Sacred Heart church, who will do the serving of the dinner. Ralph Tagesen Services Held Rites Conducted at Chapel at Rockwell Funeral services for Ralph E. Tagesen, 17, Rockwell, who died Thursday from injuries received in. an auto accident, were held Saturday afternoon at the Patterson- James Rockwell chapel, with the Rev. O. W. Ihnen, pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran church, Rockwell, officiating. Orville Witte and Marcella Petersen sang a duet, accompanied by Miss Lillian Theilen at the piano. Mrs. Dell Vosburg and Mrs. Albert Gossweiler, Sr., were in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were Bill Vosburg, Emmett Angell, Albert' Gossweiler, Jr., Richard Gossweiler, Darrell Vohnsen and Jimmie Joe Scholl. Interment was at the Rockwell cemetery. The Patterson- James funeral home in charge. before coming to Mason City when Johnnie was 11 and Herman 10. Starting with 2 horse drawn wagons the dairy now has 10 vehicles, 9 in Mason City and 1 for surrounding communities, and it is serving towns within a radius of 50 miles around Mason City. 80 Farms Supply Originally supplying milk from 1 farm, the dairy now handles milk from 80 farms. Many of their drivers are old timers. George Simkins has been driving for more than 30 years. Ted Leaman, Al Gerard, Martin Mortensen, Elmer Skoglund, Bert Currier and Chris Lewis have records between 20 and 30 years. Mason City was just a small village with only 2 streets paved when they started. Johnnie \vas working on the Rineh'art farm and Herman on the O'Neil farm, which was later known as the Van Note farm north of the city, i A dairy was operating from the Rinehart farm known as the Powell Dairy, with one horse and a wagon. The Hermanson brothers decided to buy the dairy, and that Herman would do the delivering and Johnnie the bottling. Started in 1909 Hermanson Brothers dairy was started Sept. 15, 1909. On Jan. 1, 1910, the 2nd wagon was started, with Herman operating from the O. T. Balmat farm, located where the American Crystal sugar plant is now, and Johnnie operating from the Rinehart farm. Herman was to deliver south of State street and Johnnie north of State. Ten days after the 2nd wagon was started, Johnnie's team ran away on a Sunday morning when the temperature was 40 below and snow was over fence posts. the tops of the where his son, Everett, was born. Hermanson Brothers operated their dairy there until they purchased the Kennedy dairy operating on the back of the lot at 803 Delaware N. E., where they have continued to operate. Roberts First Driver Th.e first driver for Hermanson Brothers was Lee' Roberts, who was with them for 15 years. The next wagon was put on about 1918. and the driver was George Simkins, who is still with them. Wagons were added from time to time, with many of the drivers still with the company. Quarters were increased, and in the last few years the plant was torn down and a hew plant erected. Today Hermanson B r o t h ,o r s' dairy has one of the best equipped plants in northwest Iowa, supplying Mason City with the best milk obtainable. The Hermanson dairy has always used the slogan "Always Ahead." The dairy was one of the first to sell milk in glass bottles. Prior to that it was selling milk by pouring it from a can into container provided by the family. Start Pasteurizing Hermansons were also one of the first to start pasteurizing milk. That was in 1915. In 1919 they started to make cottage cheese and later added other products such as chocolate and orange drink. They were also among the first with homogenized milk and were first to come out with half arid half. In 1940 they started to cover all bottled milk with cellophane hoods for protection of the tops of bottles. And now they are using paper bottles, which are used individually but onqe'. Sons iu Business Herman has one son, Everett. Johnnie was pinned under the wagon, which was oh sleighs, and as a result he was in the Story hospital for 3 months. It was the injury received in this accident that required the" amputation of a leg. Kept It Going: It was a struggle for Herman all of this time to keep the dairy going. He operated from the Balmat farm until about- June, when the brothers rented a room in the Farmers and Merchants Produce company, then operating where the Northwestern Distributing company is located. Everett Smith built their first plant, under contract, on a lot where the Cerro Gordo bakery now stands. The building that was used 'for the dairy still stands at the back of the lot. Herman lived in a cement house north of this, a graduate of Iowa State college in dairy industry, who is in charge of sales, and Johnnie has 3 sons, 2 of whom work inside the plant, Robert in charge of processing and Melvin, just returned from service in the U. S. marines. Marvin is in the navy. The plant is open for inspection at all times. No formal opening of the plant was held because of Johnnie's illness. Hermanson Brothers dairy is one of the few old establishments in Mason City. They are serving the children of parents who were children when the dairy was started. Some families have been customers the full 40 years. Three different types of oysters are taken from U. S. waters, the large native eastern oyster, the small native Olympia oyster found on the west coast and an imported large Japanese oyster. ATTENTION Manly HOME OWNERS Get Your Home Numbers Here They're Attractive . . . Everlasting and Inexpensive Boomhower HARDWARE Mid-West Airlines Announce Special Air Mail Cachet Mid-West Airlines announced Monday that a special air mail flight cachet has been designed and will be imprinted on all air mail aboard the first flights over their new route AM-90. The first section, on which operation is scheduled to begin next Monday, is that between Omaha and the Twin Cities, with intermediate stops at Atlantic, Des Moines, Boone-Ames, Mason City, Albert Lea, Austin, Rochester and Owatonna-Faribault. Stamp collectors who wish to have the stamp applied to envelopes carried on the inaugural flight must have such mail, with a request for special stamping, in the hands of the Mason City postmaster not later than Saturday. Commemorative mail will be imprinted with the first flight design and placed aboard the Mid- West plane, J. B. Barnes, general traffic manager, said Monday. To Attend Convention Garner— IL-.-. 'd. E. Uirich, Garner chiropractor, will attend the state convention of the Iowa Chiropractors association in DCS Moines Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. If the nation's 6,000,000 farmers hope to maintain crop production at current levels, they will have to use 10 times more phosphate fertilizer, according to U. S. Department of Agriculture. !INew Reach Forest City Forest City—Six thousand eight hundred sixty sets of 1950 license plates have arrived at the office of Henry Levison, county treasurer. They are white with black numbers and extra slots for installation of corner tags to be installed when operators pay their 1951 license fees. v The shipment consists of 4,200 pairs of automobile plates, 950 sets of commercial tags, 1,300 for farm trailers, 75 for motorcycles, 325 for regular trailers and 10 pairs of non-resident transit plates. competition in the Officers statewide Iowa Peace tournament sponsored by the Iowa Chiefs of Police association. Supt. Allstot topped the individual scorers, winning first place in this tournament. Won League Honors "The Cerro Gordo County Rifle lub, instructed by Officer Alistot, olaced first in the Illinois-Iowa league last year in the .22 and .38 caliber revolver competitions. This was open to all, and many experts from distant points were entered. Supt. Allstot placed first in individual scorers. "Leo has a counterpart in his wife, Hazel Allstot, who. througn his training and her aptitude, has won the state women's title consistently since 1937. Braving male competition, Mrs. Allstot entered and placed 6th in the police tournament sponsored by the Iowa chiefs in 1948. This placed her in competition with approximately 100 officers who are top-flight marksmen. Both Leo and Hazel have appeared a number of times LARSON FURNACE CO. 15th Street N. AV. Mason City, Iowa PHONE 1IK2 r REAL ECONOMY WITH QUALITY St.Joseph ASPIRIN WORLD'S LARGEST SELLER AT 10< I OMA BURGENER will UNLOAD your CARLOAD Phone 1010 HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVING Packing and Crating BABBITT SEZ An aecolade to our building contractors and real enUle men who are huntllnr to provide new home* for «n many famUItK. It will Indeed be a (treat relief to our housing shortage when (hese homes are completed and occupied. BABBITT AND SHERMAN ELECTRIC CO. Chime III? (ir 4:lll(!-J l«5 North Federal JOHN SHERMAN, Owatr Effective Monday, Oct. 10,1949 regular scheduled bus service will begin to the S. E. part of the city over the following streets: Buses will leave 15th and Virginia S. E., on the hour and half hour, traveling north on Virginia to 8th St. S. E., West on 8th St. S. E. to Federal, North on Federal to 15th St. N. W. This service wili be in effect between the hours of 6:30 a. m. to 9:00 a. m. Resuming service at 11:52 o. m., from State and Federal until 6:00 p. m. 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