Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on September 29, 1949 · Page 7
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1949
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Mason City Calendar! ** OCT. 11—Woman's club. First Metliodlst church. 3:15 p. m.. John Vandercook, speaker. • OCT. 9 to 15—National Business Women's week. OCT. 11—"The Hour ol Charm," Phil Spitalny and his all-sirl orchestra. Roosevelt fleldhouse, 8:30 p. m. OCT. SO—Community Chost tenm officers' Ittitruction meeting. Y, M. C. A.. OCT. 2*-El Kahlr temple ceremonial, northeast Iowa, at Roosevelt field- house. OCT. 24—Community Chest general solicitation kickoff, V. M. C. A., 5:59 p. m. OCT. 21—Charles Eagle Plume addresses Executives club at Hotel Hanford at 6:30 p. m. K ?in' a ~ Communlt y C h e i t campaign NOV. 2-7-Flrst number In Community Concert series, Albert Spaldlng. violin„)**• hl 8 h school auditorium, 8:15 p. m. ? « *— Ne , w Vor k Civic Opera presentation ot "Carmen" at Roosevelt field- house, under Exchange club sponsorship. KOV. 5—Fre« Christian Science lecture by Earl E. Slmms, C. S., of Austin. Tex., at Monroe Junior high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m. XOV. 85-28—Farm drainage contractors ana tilers conference sponsored by Mason City Brick & TUe company. DEC. 6-7—Iowa Stat* Vegetable Growers association. DEC. 12—Chamber of Commerca annual meeting—Christmas party. JAN. 10—Woman's club presents Robert Magldoff, First Methodist church, 8 p. m. JAN. SO—Community Concert, Columbia Grand Opera Quartet, high school auditorium, 8:13 p. m. FEB. 27—Community Concert, Slgl Wels- senberg, pianist, high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m. Survey for Corn Acreage Allocations What Goes On Beneath Courthouse Clock? More Than 25,000 Property Titles Kept in County Recorder's Office M»ton City Globt-G»ieU». Mtson City, U. Sept. 28, 1949 HERE IN MASON CITY Antiques. 933 N. Van Buren. Paper Headquarters. Shepherds. Storm sash repair, window glass. Boomhower Hdwe. Dave Diercks will introduce 25 winners in the Kiwanis club 4-H record contest at the club's meeting Thursday. The agriculture committee of the club gives $100 in prizes to the 15 best 4-H record books on livestock clubs and the 10 best record books in home economics clubs. See Spred Satin ad in "Life." | Get Spred Satin at Paynes. ! Mary Circle Rummage Sale Cor. 6th and Van Buren S. W., Fri Sept. 30th 9:30 a. m. $5 Millinery special Thurs., Fri., 8 doz. "Better Hats." Loftus Hat Shoppe, 8 1st N. W. Dr. A. E. Eberhart, 812 Washington N. W., has returned home from a 2 months' stay in northern Wisconsin, where he went to escape hay fever. Miller Lutheran Ladies Aid rummage sale, Fri., Sept. 30 over Ford Hopkins, 9 a. m. K of C's announce the first of their regular dances for members and friends at the hall Sat., Oct. 1st. Good rnusic. L. A. P. M. Rummage Sale I. O. O. F. dining room 12 \ East State Thurs., Sept. 29th and Fri., Sept.- 30th. A, M. Sarchett, adult and vocational education director will go to Des Moines Thursday and Friday to attend the annual state conference for local supervisors of vocational and industrial education. He is on the afternoon session Thursday when he will conduct a 1£ hour discussion on adult education programs. Sarchett is vice president of the local directors association in the state • of Iowa. Red Star Oil features Certified Metered fuel oil deliveries. Quantity discounts. See us for famous "Spark" circulating heaters. Ph. 1328. New advanced millinery just unpacked. Perfect styles for coat wear in velours, velvets, beavers and felts, navy, black and pastels. Loftus Hat Shoppe, 8 1st N. W. By THOR J. JENSEN There's not much help for the man who will buy the Brooklyn bridge from a stranger. But what protects the innocent and reasonably intelligent buyer when he purchases, for example, a piece of shore property at .Clear Lake? The answer is: The county recorder's records in the courthouse at Mason City. They show not only who is the owner of each of the more than 25,000 pieces of property in Cerro Gordo county but also whether the title is clear. Not only must a new owner record h i t; deed—the written instrument by which the seller gave him title to the property—but anyone holding a mortgage on the property also must have it on record as notice to the rest of the world. In the office of the county recorder, Mrs. Bernice Tait, are copies of the deeds and mortgages on the county's farms and homes since January, 1856, nearly a whole century. Some of the papers recorded, such as U. S. patents, are more than 100 years old Those records and a number of others such as discharges from the armed services, articles of incorporation as well as affidavits and mortgage releases fill 596 large books in the recorder's vault, flimsily built and certainly far from fireproof. What would happen if the old courthouse with its wooden floors and wood trim caught fire and burned? An abstractor gave the answer: In many cases the original deeds and mortgages have disappeared and there would be absolutely no way to replace the records. Establishing title to property would be a process of comparing brief records kept in the offices of the 3 abstract companies and then having the courts hand down a ruling. The work and cost involved he would not even estimate. In numbers, chattel mortgages represent the biggest volume of work in the recorder's office. There were nearly 10,000 filed in the first 9t months of 1949. They do not involve much work individually, however, because they are merely placed on file, whereas mortgages and deeds are actually copied into the recorder's books. Activities in the recorder's office, by the way, are a pretty good indication of what is going on in the business world and of the state of the economy. Hero are comparative figures for the first 9i months of each of the last 3 years: Instrument 1947 1948 1949 Transfers 1,725 1,75(5 No fee (mostly discharges) 1,272 788 Deeds 1,996 1,906 Mortgages ... 1,165 1,219 Chattel mortgages . 6,211 7,325 Releases 1,029 976 Miscellaneous 402 439 1,411 887 1,549 1,055 '9,889 818 399 The services of the recorder's office are one of the few things which cost no more now than before the war. There has been no increase in the fees charged (they are set by state law) in many years except for a 25 cent fee added for filing chattel mortgage releases. The office collected $6,385.30 in fees the first 9i months of 1948 as compared with $6,267.05 foi the same period this year. The fees do not quite pay the cost of the office — much work is done without charge. For example, the office handled $20,470.80 worth of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for the state conservation commission during the last fiscal year. Every penny of it went to the state. The recorder's office and its 22 depositories in the county, mostly sporting goods dealers, sold 4,887 fishing licenses, 3,421 hunting licenses, 2,852 combination hunting and fishing licenses, 4,197 trapping tags, 149 trapping licenses, 106 non-resident fishing licenses and 18 non-resident hunting licenses. The recorder keeps an index of them, too, to replace any which are lost. Recording the former members also services is discharges of of the armed done without charge. The office now is on its 10th book of 640 pages, representing more than 5,000 discharges recorded. According to Iowa law, soldiers' exemptions from property taxes are granted only when the discharge lias been recorded. r AAA Checking Plantings for Last 3 Years To Contact Farmers Throughout County Township AAA committeemen throughout Cerro Gordo county Wednesday began making a survey of each of the 2,216 farms to determine the acreages of corn planted during the last 3 years. The survey will be used by the U. S. department of agriculture in establishing corn acreage allocations for each of the farms when and if they are needed, said Elmer W. Krause, county PMA chairman. The survey sheet to be filled out arid certified by both the farmer and the township committeeman will include the number of acres of farmland and cropland in the farm and the number of acres planted to each grain and grass crop as well as the acreage of non-productive land. Corn planted for grain and for silage is reported separately. Acreage allocations on potatoes already have been announced and farm leaders have warned that with a large carryover from the 1948 corn crop and another bumper crop nearly ready for harvest, corn acreage allocations can be expected in 1950. The township committeemen received their instructions at a session called Tuesday evening by the county committee. They also were instructed to check compli- ances with the 1949 soil conservation practices. Krause advised farmers to get their limestone spread as soon as possible to comply with announced intentions. 'Bob' Leach, Noted I exas Band Leader, Began Career at Ackley R. V. "Bob" Leach of Houston, Texas, brother of Gordon Leach of the Euchre and Cycle club of the Hotel Hanford, and organiz- and conductor of many prize Globe-Gazette Photos Sessions Asks $543 Damages of Vaughns in Auto Collision James Sessions filed suit in district 'court here Tuesday against E. F. Vaughn and Carl Vaughn asking $543.01 damages to his car in a collision March 17 at N. Federal and 17th street. Sessions claims that-he stopped for Federal avenue and then made a left turn off 17th N. E. southward on Federal when his car was struck by an auto driven by Carl Vaughn, son of the owner, E. F. Vaughn. Sessions states in his petition that Vaughn was driving more than 40 miles an hour, on the left side of the street and without lights after dark. CUSTOMER'S VIEW — This is the view a customer gets during a visit to the county recorder's office in the courthouse at Mason City. From left to right are Mrs. Bernice Tait, recorder; Margaret McKibben and Luella Hall, deputy recorders. The 4th member of the office force, Miss Edith Ellickson, was on vacation when the picture was taken. Belva Lockwood was the only woman ever ^o run for president. TYLER-RYAN'S have sold hundreds of CHAIRS Visit their store and ask to see the choirs priced at $0.95 B^BVM Just one-half or (ess than regular prices. TYLER-RYAN'S 29 - 2nd St. S. E. BEHIND THE SCENES—Much work goes on in the recorder's office which does not show from the counter. The county's abstractors must keep track of all mortgages or changes of title appearing on the records. Usually there is someone working' in the vault adjoining the recorder's office. Here, from left to right, are Jim Ludeman of the Security Abstract company, Miss Martha Pattie of the Pattie Insurance agency, which publishes the daily mortgage and Judgment bulletin distributed to Mason City business firms, and Miss Doris Scholl of the Cerro Gordo Abstract company. The county's 3rd abstracting firm, Shepard Abstract company, was not represented at the time. Church Plans Supper Garner—The women of Ellington Prairie Lutheran church will serve the annual chicken supper in the church basement Thursday evening. Serving will commence at G p. m. The LDR will hold a bazar. Too Many "Weeks" New York (U.R)—Too many "weeks" arc being held in the first week of May, the National Noise Abatement Council has decided. So next year it will observe its "week" from April 18-25 instead of in May, as previously. OMA BURGENER will UNLOAD your CARLOAD Phone 1010 HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVING Packing and Crating For The LITTLE NEWCOMER Q-Tips — Sterilizers — Cotton Balls — Infant Foods and Special Formulas — Baby Powders — Baby Oil Formulas "PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS" THE PRESCRIPTION SHOP 9 East State Street W. B. Casey, Prop. W. B. McGrane, Mgr. EXPECT 1949 SOYBEAN LOANS START THIS WEEK Government loans on the 1949 crop of soybeans will probably be made yet this week, according to er bands through the midwest and southwest, was honored this year as guest conductor in charge of the Waxahachie band clinic and festival, Houston, Texas. He has been a familiar figure in Texas 'music circles for the past 12 years, acting as educator and guest conductor. Throughout a long career, Mr. Leach has gained national recognition for his successful work on the concert stage with professional bands and has some 25 years' experience with municipal and school bands. Started in Iowa He has never forgotten, however, that his record started in Iowa, where he directed the famous Waverly Municipal band for 12 years and several high school championship bands. Bob and Gordon Leach came from a family ol musicians. Their father, Durward Leach, had an orchestra which traveled but of Ackley for 35 years. His orchestra was a follow-up of an orchestra organized by his father, Delos Leach, grandfather of the 2 Leach Brothers, who had an orchestra back in 1880. Delos, the grandfather and his son, Durward, played for a Christmas holiday party at Dougherty —a n d 25 years later, Gordon Leach, the grandson, and his father, Durward, played for the same type of party at Dougherty. _ That's how well established the Leach Brothers were in music. Pioneer School Band It was back in 1911 that Bob and his brother, Gordon, organized one of the pioneer high school bands in the state. It was a 35-piece band. Bob trained the reeds and Gordon the brass. Wherever the Ackley football team went, it was sure to win because "this 35-piece band would ll. V. LEACH still playing with Malek Brothers orchestra out of Duncan. Bob Leach has continued organizing and directing bands as his profession. Besides the Waverly band he also directed the St. Ansgar band for several years, and for a number of years presented his own entertainers on the concert stages throughout the midwest before moving down Texas way. For 4 years he was director of the Galena Park high school-band in Houston. He acted as instrumental clinician at the Victoria Music Festival for 8 years and is now with the Music Educational Department of the Lyons Band Instrument company of Chicago, and is rated as one of the top band critics and conductors in the southwest. Elmer W. Krause, county PMA chairman. Harvesting is in full swing, he said, and good yields and unusually low moisture content is reported. The basic loan on either farm stored beans or %varehouse certificates is $2.11 a bushel, Krause reported. The soybeans must have no more than 14 per cent moisture and a premium is offered for less moisture up to a maximum of 6 cents a bushel for beans of 11.3 per cent moisture or less. In addition, 7 cents a bushel premium is paid for farm stored beans, he said, making a possible total of $2.24 a bushel. Bound Over on Charges of Forgery Dean C. Tweed, 21, Lake Mills, is in Cerro Gordo county jail in lieu of $1,000 bond on forgery charges. He was bound over to the grand jury on the charge after waiving preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace Donald Goranson at Clear Lake. Sheriff Cal Dwan said Tweed is charged with passing 4 checks at Clear Lake ranging from $21 to $23. parade onto the field and scare the players to death before the game ever started," according to Gordon. The band was so good it played at celebrations and won considerable fame for the youngsters. Later Bob organized the Ackley. high school marching band which' won his first championship here in Mason City. For 8 years the boys were in the show business, playing out of Des Moines with Johnny Quick's Greater Minstrels. Bob was director and Gordon interlocutor. They played in 21 states with that company and also played several years with George Sweet's dramatic company out of Storm Lake. Still Playing: Gordon, who has been at the Euchre and Cycle club for the past 2i years, was with the Elks club 44 years before that. He is Rake — Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Johnson and Larry and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson and Rebecca were guests at the Gene Johnson home in Sanborn recently. The worlds' annual production of tea is nearly 2,000,000,000 pounds. COAL (We Sell Tons of Satisfaction) Place Your Order Now by Calling 986 WAGNER COAL CO. Complete Display At Our Store Fun for the whole family! Make your Own Figurines with Flexible Rubber molds. Molds from 25c Complete Kits from .. $1 • Send for FREE Catalogue. Dagle's Hobby Shop 12 2nd St. N. W. Phone 1079 WORKOUT —The women in the recorder's office must keep in good physical condition! Here Mrs. Tait is pulling out of the stacks in the vault one of the more than 600 large books which weigh approximately 20 pounds apiece. They contain the records of all property ownership in Cerro Gordo county for neai'ly 100 years and in some instances even longer. Call On Our Bank •'cort^farm' ing '.J.TV re*a how Y lo «at_ .with'th'e Farm-Income Privilege, b« safe 1 with,UM»J Prepayment f • - *• . _•. *i ns bjr Mfce I feeder See Us Today 'If you Haye questions concerning the administration of an estate or trust fund, if you would like investment counsel or to find out the feasibility of a business loan, if you have a problem that can be considered financial, feel free to consult us. Our friendly officers, men of proven financial acumen, are always available for interview. 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