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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, September 23, 1949
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Mason City Calendar THURSDAY — Chamber of Commerce banquet for junior exhibitors at North Iowa fair at Hotel Hanford, 6:30 p. m. •EFT. 22—Cerro Gordo Society for Crippled Children and Adults annual meeting. 6 p. m. at Y. M. C. A. • EFT. 2S—KickoH dinner for Lutheran Welfare campaign at All Vets club. Clear Lake, at 6:30 p. m. •EFT. £5—North Central Iowa Kod and Gun club 6th annual field day, south of Taylor bridge on Wlnnebago river. OCT. 11—Woman's club, First Methodist church, 2:15 p. m.. John Vandercook, speaker. OCT. 9 to 1>—National Business Women's week. OCT. 11—"The Hour of Charm," Phi! Spitalny and his all-girl orchestra, Roosevelt fleldhouse, 8:30 p. m. OCT. 20—Community Chest team officers' instruction meeting, V. M. C. A., 7:29 p. m. OCT. 28—El KahJr temple ceremonial, northeast Iowa, it Roosevelt field- house. OCT. 24,—Community Chest general solicitation kickoff. p. m. Y. M. C. A.. S:59 OCT. 24—Charles Eagle Plume addresses Executives club at Hotel Hanford at 6:30 p. m. KOV, ,8—-Community Chest campaign final report. Y. W. C. A., 5:59 p. m. KOV. B—First number In Community Concert eerie*, Albert Spalding, violinist, high school auditorium, 8:13 p. m. NOV. 3—New York Civic Opera presentation of "Carmen" at Roosevelt field- house, under Exchange club sponsorship. NOV. 6—Free Christian Science lecture by Earl E. Stmms, C. S.. of Austin, Tex,, at Monroe Junior high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m. NOV. 23-26—F arm drainage contractors and tilers conference sponsored by Mason City Brick & Tile company. BEG. 6-7—Iowa State Vegetable Growers association. b£C. 12—Chamber of Commerca annual meeting—Christinas party. JAN. 10—Woman's club presents Robert Magidoff, First Methodist church 8 p. m. JAN. JO—Community Concert. Columbia Grand Opera Quartet, high school auditorium. 8:15 p. m. »EB. 27—Community Concert, Sigi Wels> senberg, pianist, high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m. HERE IN MASON CITY Antiques. 933 N. Van Buren. Lovelier wallpapers at Payne's O'Brien Paints at Shepherds. Rummage Sale Sat. 9-3. 1134 Is N. W. Clothing and miscellaneous O. W. Pierce, general agent o the Great Northern railway, Des Moines, transacted business in Mason City Wednesday. "Insurancewise." Let George, Bob or Jerry Harrer do it. Ph. 32*1. Coaxial C To Complete New Towers Late in '50 To Transmit Towers' Waves to Coaxial The new coaxial cable, stretch- ng 255 miles underground from Des Moine's to Minneapolis, is providing much better transmission on long distance phone lines, is 4 imes as economical as open wires would be and will be the key to elevision channeling in this area when the main line is completed rom Chicago to Des Moines in ate 1950. These and interesting experiences in operating the coaxial were told to the North Iowa Technical association at its meeting Wednesday night by Carl Dwyer, manager of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company in Mason City, and John Sterrjad, supervisor here tor the American Telephone and Telegraph, who "lived day and night with the construction crews." This being a storm area, the lines are better protected now, Dwyer pointed out and their costs on the old type open wire would amount to much more in upkeep. Carries 600 Conversations The coaxial was put in use in May of this year and can carry 600 phone conversations at once between Des Moines and Minneapolis. Locally, it enabled the Mason City company to have 22 circuits to Des Moines; 16 to Minneapolis, 14 to Chicago, 8 to Osage, and 32 to Clear Lake. The 11 million dollar project is owned jointly by the Northwestern Bell and the long lines department of the A. T. & T. It includes branches to several points in Iowa and Minnesota and the building of "repeater" houses every 8 miles. It minimizes the possibility of service interruption from storms, vision Globe-Gazette Photo GETTING THE INSIDE STORY—Jack Barnes, left, president of the North Iowa Technical association, gets the inside view of the coaxial cable from John Sternad, supervisor for the A. T. & T. here and Carl Dwyer, manager of the^ Northwestern Belt_ Telephone company. The section they are looking at is xhe cable splice, whicli ai:-i:-c~"' . •-:y 700 feet in the 255-mile underground line from Des Moines to Minneapolis. The cable has 6 tubes. They permit 600 calls at once on the line. Due to the better protection, the transmission of long distance calls is greatty improved, Sternad pointed out. Mason City Glob«-G»i«tU. Mtion City, H. Sept. 22, 1949 19 "V Major Ambulance Service. Ph. '511. '* Rummage Sale Sat., Sept. 24 over Ford Hopkins. Martha Circle. 1st Lt. Gardner E. Dike of Lathrop, Cal., who has been attending the artillery school at Fort Sill, Okla., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Dike, 503 Washington N. W. Legion Aux. rummage: Sat. 24th 8 a. m. at Lounge, 317 N. Fed. Dr..R. W. Shultz, D. O., Rm. 641. Hanford Hotel. Phone 2960. See Spred Satin ad in "Life." Get Spred Satin at Paynes. Stanley Judd, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Judd, 1112 2nd S. W., who entered Shattuck School, Faribault, Minn., as a new student, this year, has been assigned to Company' A, in the cadet battalion, has been chosen a member of the Badger Intramural athletic club, has selected golf as his fall sport, and lives in Whipple dormitory. Rummage sale: Sat., Sept. 24, at 9 a. m., Van Buren and 6th S. W. Rod and Gun Club 6th Annual Field Day, Sept. 25, on River Road Rummage sale: Ladies', men's children's good used clothing at 1312 N*SMad., Thurs. and Friday. Mrs. Esther Rease, 134 6th S. W., has been admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment. Let Red Star Oil company service your fuel oil needs this winter. Special quantity rates. Ph. 1328. Rummage: Clothing, dishes, by Do-a-Lot club over Ford Hopkins, Friday. Starting at 8 a. m. If you want to save money, be at Mullaney's Fri., Sat. Table of hats at. a very special price. Wait on yourself. Select your own hat. Divorce Granted Hampton-—Mary E. Larseh of Hampton was granted a divorce from Hollis Ray Larsen in district court on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. Defendant was ordered to pay attorneys' fees and costs, and plaintiff was given the right to use her maiden name, Mary Lutz. fires, floods and other hazards. Work on the project began in 1947. Twin cables between Fort Dodge, Webster City and Iowa Falls were first placed in service and later the branch to Waterloo was completed. Over a coaxial cable, conversations are transmitted through copper tubes. Suspended by insulating discs along each tube is a wire the size of a large pencil lead. The cable gets its name "coaxial" from the fact that the axes of the tube and wire are the same. Dwyer said work is being done on the 13 towers between Des Moines and Chicago which will transmit the microwaves for television'. The Coaxial from Des Moines to Minneapolis is now able to handle the transfer, in black and white, of the television waves from the main line towers but if color television takes hold, more equipment would be needed, he pointed out. Travel Straight Lines The superhigh frequency microwaves travel in straight lines and do not follow the curvature of the earth, he related. The relay towers therefore must be located so they can direct the waves along unobstructed line-of-sight paths from one tower to the next. Depending upon where they are built the interwediate towers will range in height to 200 feet and will be about the same in design, a square concrete structure with space for emergency power equipment and storage batteries on the first floor and radio equipment on NEWS of Heads Conference Northwood—Supt. Russell Baker of the Northwood public schools has been elected president of the North Iowa conference which includes Northwood, Britt. Forest City, Garner, Lake Mills, Belmond and Buffalo Center. S. A. Ballentyne of Garner is the new secretary. Studies show that migratory birds confine themselves to certain geographical regions, known as "flyways." the 2nd, Sternad explained. "The whole television field is full of developments faster than we can keep up with them,"*Sternad related. He told of experiences the A. T. & T. has had with the coaxial cables in the midwest and cited an example to show that they are very directional—a complaint was received from the British Broadcasting company that mobile truck units in southern Illinois were knocking out their programs. The coaxial cable is covered with thermoplastic covering to protect against gophers and squirrels, Sternad said. But it cannot protect against humans—f a r Tri- ers, highway or power workers or hunters, he stated, and said anyone who must work near the cables should call the Telephone company so that they may protect their cable properly. Jack Barnes, president of the Technical association, presided, and announced the next meeting will be held Oct. 19. Arleigh Christensen, program chairman, introduced the speakers. Ralph Wallace reported on the adult education forum to which he is a representative. H. J. HALLBECK Hallbeck to Continue as Head of Elks New duties have taken Herbert J. Hallbeck to Red Wing, Minn., but he hopes to complete his term as exalted ruler of the Mason City Elks lodge No. 375 through May, he has stated. Division freight and passenger agent of the Chicago, Great Western railway, Hallbeck has been assigned to the Red Wing territory as traffic agent but he has planned his schedule so that he may be able to attend most of the fall and winter functions of the local lodge. He has resided in Mason City for the last 10 years, coming here from Des Moines, and 'has been associated with the Chicago, Great Western railway for the last 34 years. H. Max Loomer, the esteemed leading knight, will be available locally for any action requiring attention of the exalted ruler dut- ing Hallbeck's absence. Living quai-ters have been obtained by Mr. Hallbeck and he plans to move his family to Red Wing, Oct. 1. Realty Transfers •Willowbrook Development Co., to Ray Scney, jr., $1 ana other, <WD) L. 3, Blk. •!, portion L. 2, Blk. 7, Willowbrook Add.. Mason City, 1-12-49. Vatton, Willis O. and Evelyn F., to W. L.. 1'atton Co., SI and other* (VVD) L. 4, Blk. 3, 1'urdy's Add.. M., G-IM-lfl. Klsner, Amelia, to Vcrnon P. Kisner. SI and other, <WD) S 1 ,^ Lot 10 Simenson's 2nd sobd. I,. 4, in NE NW lil-UU-21 and also n tract in said lot 1, ft-17-4!). Wong, Ben J. nnrt LoretU, to John H. Murray and Birde N., Jt. ten., (%VD) -SI and other, L. 5, Btk "B" Horace G. Parker's Add., Mason City, except part KixBU ft., !)-l'J-4i). Births Reported (At Mercy Hospital)—Daughter lo Mr. and Mrs. Elgar Smith, Nora Springs, Wednesday. Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Crow-Icy, 410 Tyler S. W., Wednesday. Son to Mr. and Mrs. Vcrnon llollistcr. Clear Lake, Thursday. Son lo -Mr. and Mrs. Dbnahl Greene, Clear Lake, Wednesday. Son to IHr. and Mrs. Harold W. Smith, route 3, Wednesday. Son lo Mr. nnd Mrs. Kogcr Rust.Cha- pin, Wednesday. aptists Give Farewell Event For Rumfords The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. lumford were the honored guests Wednesday evening at a farewell party at the church attended by 175 members of the First Baptist church. Mr. Rumford is concluding a successful pastorate of 44 years and will begin his new work at Owatonna, Minn., the first part of October. C. E. Oeschger acted as master of ceremonies on the program which began with congregational singing followed by a reading of Scripture and prayer led by the pastor. The hon9red guests were then escorted to the special places arranged for them by C. E. Blanchard and they were then crowned king and queen for the evening, with a corsage being presented to the queen. A program with all local church talent followed, consisting of a vocal solo by Geraldine Wiltgen, the words having been written by Mrs. Jack Wiltgen, her mother, in honor of the occasion. She was accompanied by Mrs. Alma J. Mitterer. Jerry Ream, accompanied Ivlrs. J. A. Gesitlinger, played 2~clarinet solos, "Finlandia" and a Melody of Stephen Foster Songs." A trio composed of Jerry Needham, Bob Buchanan and Bruce Chilson sang "Lord, I Want to Be a Christian," "Pop Goes the Weasel" and "Who Did," with Jerry Bailey accompanying them. A novelty number, "Old Smokey," was sung by Sharon Oeschger in cowgirl costume, in typical western style. A skit entitled "The Man We Want" was presented by Mrs. Forest Jacobs, Mrs. W. A; Carter, Mrs. C. L. Marston and Bob Buchanan, revealing the progressive highlights of the past 4£ years as well as a few incidents of a humorous nature. A gift of appreciation from the members was presented by Lloyd L. McGee to which Mrs. Rumford responded. The program was then climaxed with the singing of a vocal solo by Miss Ruth Dougall entitled "My Friend" which was dedicated to the pastor. She was accompanied by Mrs. Mitterer. Miss Dougall has served as part :ime secretary for the church for Courtesy of Albert Lea Trlbun* INDEPENDENCE DAY QUEEN—Acting Mayor L. G. Kepple, of Albert Lea, Minn., placed the silver crown on the head of Miss Lupe Servantez, of Mason City, as the climax to a two-day celebration staged by the area's residents of -Mexican origin at the Albert Lea armory. Mason City Girl Queen of Mexican Independence Fete Fire Calls At 0:48 p. m., Wednesday to 10 1st S. W., Jefferson Transportation Co. Grease afire In oven. At 1:02 a. in.. Thursday lo 804 N. Federal, Home of Don Montgomery. No fire. Smoke from outside incinerator in house. Police Court Keeping Disorderly House—Bessie C. Smith, -103 Jefferson S. U"., fined $50 and costs. Disorderly Conduct—Edna C. Graves, 31!> fith S. W., fined S25 and costs. Careless Driving—Jack I. Davlson, ruule 2, forfeited 510 bond. Double Parking with Truck—Tom Phalen. Ill Bfadlson S. W.. forfeited S2 bond. Overtime Parking—Fred W. Hotchkiss, Clear Lake; Robert James, 711 Elm drive, and Ernest Cardarolll, Clear Lake, each forfeited Si bond. Blocking Sidewalk—Robert E 1 c h c n- bergcr, 513 Jefferson N. W., forfeited $1 bond. Improper Parking—Marcella Bosch, Northwooil; Paul Pappas, Green Mill, and Elmer Pforr, Manly, each forfeited TO TRAINING WITH TRANSPORT CORPS—Capt. Joseph F. Fiala. 333 Maryland S. E., has received orders from the 5th army headquarters to report for active duty training for a 90- day period. He will report to Ft. Eustis, Va., to attend a transportation corps school. He was separated, from the army Oct. 12, 1947 and since that time has been actively engaged in the officers reserve corps and has been transportation officer for the 5027th post, camp and station complement of Mason City. During part of his overseas service, C"?t. Fiala was train commander of Gen. George Patton's train in Europe, a 6-coach train formerly used by Gen von Hindenburg. $1 bond. Parking In Bus Zone- 1532 Pennsylvania N. bond. -Raymond Fuller, E., forfeited SI Pets Outlived Cambridge, Mass., {IIP.)—In her will Mrs. Mary Bancroft left $1,000 to her 2 cats and parrot. The administrator of her estate discovered, however, that she hac outlived all 3 of her pets. Miss Lupe Servantez, 24, of 922 6th S. ,W., was named queen of the Mexican Independence day celebration held at Albert Lea, Minn. The silver crown was placed on her head by L. G. Kepple, acting mayor of Albert Lea, while she sat on the throne-on the armory stage. She was flanked by her at- •were led into the armory by 3 children dressed in native costumes. Behind the queen came 18 young women dressed in formal gowns. Mexican Independence was led by a member of the lower clergy, Father Miguel Hidalgoy Costilla, who had been profoundly influenced by the doctrines of the tendants, Angelita Rubio Sara- Villarreal. an d French revolution. ' Freed in 1821 the past year. A fine lunch was then served by a committee of the women's union with Mrs. T. M. Hilton being assisted by Mrs. M. L. Payne, Mrs. C. E. Blanchard, Mrs. Jay Thraves, Mrs. Roger Kirk, Miss Ida Baker, Mrs. Luther Hodgin and Mrs. O. J. McFarlin. Mason City Country Club Stockholders Meeting Sept. 29 The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Mason City Country club will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p. m., according to an announcement by Willis O. Patton, president. Status of the club will be discussed and 3 new members will be elected to the board of directors for terms of 3 years each. The crowning of Miss Servantez climaxed a two-day celebration of the Mexican Independence Day by area residents of Mexican origin. Parade Staged Coronation ceremonies opened in Maple Island when the queen was placed on a colorful float which led a huge parade. From Maple Island, the parade headed for Hollandale, then to Clarks Grove, down Highway 65 to Albert Lea's armory. The queen and her attendants The revolutionary movement which was started under the leadership of Father Hidalgo was soon crushed and the leaders executed. It was not until Sept. 27, 1821, that Mexico was completely freed from the rule of Spain. Nearly 500 persons attended the event at Albert Lea which ended with the traditional shouts of Mexican independence. . Heading the celebration were William Villareal, president of the Mexican club, and Rudy Gevera. vice president. Winner of Window Guessing Contest- Mrs. Jim Bailey, 436-24th Street S .W. The United States has had only one president o£ Swiss extraction. He was Herbert Hoover. Monuments Price Cut 20% DISCOUNT ON SPECIAL GROUP You'll find many beautiful granites In this group including Montello, Wausaw, Barre and other leading granites. We are offering this special group of markers and monuments at this special discount in order to make room for incoming stock. Choose now while the selection is good ... we are open evenings for your convenience. Mason City Boys Stop in Y at Paris Bill Crawford and his associate traveler, Bob Overturf, plan to return to the United States by plane if they can manage, Bill wrote to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Crawford, 24 15th S. E. The two have arrived at Paris, France, their final stop before starting the long trip home. After leaving Monte Carlo, the boys had slow going and finally decided to take a train to Paris. The youth hostels in France are very cheap, according to Bill, about a dime, but they sleep on camp cots or straw mattresses on the floor. They arrived in Paris Sept. 16, and the first thing Bill reported on was a game of ping-pong, the first he had played since leaving home. "We're living in the Y. M. C. A. and it's quite cheap," wrote Bill. "They also serve some inexpensive meals. We haven't seen any of the famous sights ye^ but we had fun riding on the Metro, the Paris subway. It only costs 4 cents and we went on it 4 times. "Bob bought a New York Herald Tribune printed in Paris and we caught up on all the news, including baseball." To Rule on Degree of Guilt in Slaying Adel, (/P) — Testimony will be heard in district court here next week to determine the degree of guilt lor William Crane, 70, Perry Negro, who has pleaded guilty to a charge of slaying his wife. Crane, who earlier had pleaded innocent, changed his plea to guilty Tuesday. The slaying occurred in Perry Sept. 3. IT DOESN'T COST . . . IT PATS f f o e * • & dk Jfc *» Jk m& • • to Shop Where You're &ure to Save ON PAINT — WALLPAPERS, FLOOR COVERING. MIRRORS AND DECORATING SPECIALS COOK'S Sixty-five per cent of the pedestrians killed in cities, according to a survey, were using the roadway in an unauthorized or unsafe 1312 North Federal BRAND NEW 100% VIRGIN WOOL PLAID JACKETS Have 4 nice pockets, zipper front-. Ideal for man or boy. Sizes 38 to 46 reduced to $7.95. A AjH manner. O Mason City Monumental Works, Inc. 1M 10th St. S. W. GEORGE MILLER HOME OWNED Phone 392 Bags Large Elk Garner — Mayor C. E. Barnes returned from a hunting expedition in Wyoming the first of the week. Barnes accompanied a group of men from DCS Moines. The mayor was successful in bagging a 5 point elk weighing approximately 850 pounds. Nine per cent of the pedestrians killed in cities have been crossing intersections diagonally or against traffic signals. This Store Will Ciose Friday at 5:30 P. M., Remain- i ing Closed All Day Saturday Because of Religious Holiday CLOTHES 115 South Federal Sizes 4 to 12 reduced to only BRAND NEW — FINE QUALITY Per Sq. F». (For Each Coat) IT COSTS MT w/tet you uAe. COOK'S HOUSE PAINT Price Reduced From $5.73 Ga//on Extra beauty and protect ion for y*on to come. Use Coot's famous 2-CooOHouse Painting System . . . "Ir'i Best far Wear and Weather." Per gallon .in ftves • • • • • $2.45 White or light Gray. Sanforized, non-wilt collar. 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