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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, July 26, 1948
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14 July 24, 1948 f*i«4 City GI«k«-Guclle, Maion City, U. Mason City Calendar JULY 25—Dog show at i p. in. In East park. JULY n— Community Chest budget hearings, Y. W. C. A., 3 p. m. AUG. S-9 —Restaurant operators short course at Eadmar. . AUG. 2-13--Summer term, Hclscli School ot auctioneering. AUG. 6. 1 and E—Junior Legion *Uie baseball tournament. AUG. 0, 7 and 8—Governor's days at Clear Lake. AUG. 21-21 —Junior Legion Regional baseball tournament. AUG. 23-25—Mason City high school and junior college registration, Mason City high school, 8 to 13 a. m., 1 to 5 p. m. AUG. 30—Mason City schools open. KEPT. S-7—North Iowa fair. SEPT. 20-27—Iowa State Jewelers association convention. OCT. 7-9—State library association meeting. HERE IN MASON CITY Fuller Brushes. Phone 1358W. Angelo Laros, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Laros, 1632 North Federal, has gone to Fort Riley, Kans., to begin military training for a 1-year period in the army. He was one of the enlistees who entered the army for the 1-year enlistment period offered 18-year- olds. Visit Payne's Color Bar. The Progressive club will hold a reunion picnic dinner in East park on Sunday, Aug. 15. All persons who have previously held membership in the club are expected to attend. The club was organized 39 years ago. O'Brien Palais at Shepherds. The Rotary club participation in the tri-club golf tournament at the Country club Monday will take the place of the regular Monday noon luncheon. The tee-off begins at 2 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p. m. Rotarians will use regular membership cards for the dinner. Visiting Rotariaris. and guests will be charged the price of the meal. Glass Wax for easy cleaning. Get it at Boomhower Hdw. Arthur H. Brelig, commercial agent for the Chesapeake and Ohio railway, Des Moines, was a business visitor in Mason City this week. Wall washing: by machine. Ph. 812. "Iiisurancewise." Let George or Bob Harrer do it. Phone 321. Wallace M. Kirsch, Mason City, is enrolled in Indiana university's record-breaking summer session, according to announcement by the university registrar. Of the full- time students enrolled at the university, more than 3,000 are veterans of World war II, it was stated. 1st class painting in and out. Phone 3298W. Jerry Waters, W. A. Rundell and P. W. Porter of Hy-Cross hatchery, Mason City, were among 45 hatch- erymen, druggists and feed dealers who completed a 5-day dealer training school course in poultry diseases and management, held July 19 through 23 at Dr. Salsbury's Laboratories, Charles City. At market. Store will be closed until July 29th. Mullaney Shop. Mrs. Stratford Dies Suddenly Rites to Be Monday at Bradley, 111. Mrs. Glen Stratford, 59, formerly of Mason City, died suddenly Thursday at Bradley, 111., from a cerebral hemorrhage, according to word received here. Mrs.'Stratford was born at Eagle Grove, Iowa. She had resided in Mason City and Rockford, Iowa. Recently Mr. and Mrs. Stratford had gone to the west coast and last August they went to Bradley. Surviving are her husband, a son, Ray G. Allen, Clear Lake, a sister, Mrs. H. P. Gardner, Mason City, a niece, Mrs. Robert LaMon- tange, Bradley, III., a niece, Mrs. Corrinne Hoffman, Mason City, and a nephew, Donald Murray, Mason City. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and a sister. Mrs. Stratford was a member of the First Christian church of Mason City. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a. m, at the Rehr funeral home at Bradley. Burial will be at Bradley. Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND USED MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD. ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 302 Second S. W. Phone 977 Chest Budget Hearings W ednesd ay\S r £WS *+ *J f ****** # Globe-Gazette Photo AFTER 50 YEARS—Frank Koll, 74, 216 Jefferson N. W., looks over his "winners" among his fishing tackle after returning from his annual Minnesota fishing junket for the 50th year with his companion, E. L. Wilbur of Council Bluffs. He never fishes with live bait nor trolls. He likes the pork chunk fly he's holding and casting for bass is his sport. jl ?,< t,» 5£ Jf» *,- -i' -i« ^i" * t - • ,* *i» -^ -»- -1 Celebrates 50 Years Fishing With Companion in Minnesota At 74, Frank Roll, 216 Jefferson N. W., was Ihq recent recipient of a golden anniversary party at Big Balsam camp in northern Minnesota. He'd celebrated 50 years of railroading when he retired 2 years ago but this was a different kind of a celebration at Balsam. Koll and E. L. Wilbur, 77, Council Bluffs, have been fishing companions for 50 years, 27 of their* annual pilgrimages being to Bal- ' sam lake near Bovey, Minn. "Haven't Missed The pair haven't missed a year in the 50 and were crowned 'Champion Fishermen of Balsam" 011 the occasion, splitting duties of cutting a large cake. Koll was delayed 3 days by his daughter's marriage and honeymoon but some of the camp "reg- ilars" who annually look forward to visiting with the 2 lowans waited the extra time to honor them. Maintain Schedule Wilbur gets 011 a train in Council Bluffs which Koll boards at 3:14 p. m., in Mason City. They go by rail to Minneapolis and then Duluth and arrive at Bovey at 11:15 a. m., the next day. Friends take them by auto the remaining 22 miles to the camp. "And by 2:30 p. m., we are out fishing after a good night's rest on the train," says Koll, a retired car supervisor for the Chicago Great Western railroad. Koll and Wilbur struck up their fishing partnership while both were working for the old Mason City and Fort Dodge railroad at Fort Dodge. They've visited many Minnesota and Wisconsin lakes but Balsam has been their main stomping ground. "It's a good bass lake because it's in a chain of 5 which are spring fed," Koll says. "Thus, the water's always cool." Followed Owners "We had been going to Long lake in Minnesota," Koll recalls, "when the proprietors moved to Balsam, which they described as the garden paradise of the wilds. There was only one cabin there then but we followed them." When they first came to the resorts they were served venison, the pair say, but as the years have passed the menu has changed. So have the owners, but they all know Koll and "Wilbur as do a number of perennial fishermen. The 2 usually spend 10 days to 2 weeks on their outing. It used to be a family affair. But Mrs. Koll died 2 years ago and Mrs. Wilbur no longer can stand the trip. Synhorst Got Support From Cerro Gordo War II Delegates Voted for Veteran Although disappointed that the secretary of state nomination die not go to Mrs. Helen Mitchell Council Bluffs, whom they were pledged to support, Cerro Gordo county delegates came away from the state republican convention a Des Moines pleased that Friday M. D. generally Synhorst Thomas Fined $300, Costs Donald Thomas, 22, Clear Lake, pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and was fined $300 and costs in district court here Saturday morning Butler. by Judge William P. Thomas' drivers license was suspended for 6 months. He was arrested by the highway patrol on highway 18 west of Mason City July 5 following an accident. The Arabian occupation of Spain, beginning in the 8th century, left important traces in the language o£ the people. Orange City World war II veteran, was the winner. The question of whether to give the nomination to a woman who was popular in the party or to a war veteran was one that confronted the convention in general. It played a part in the voting by Cerro Gordo county delegates. As a result of the decision, the state ticket in November will contain the name of this newly nominated candidate for secretary o state but it will be without the name of a woman. Miss Jessie Parker, state superintendent o public instruction, is in the middlf of a 4-j r ear term and doesn't lace the electorate this year. Toll of Delegation Asked After the first complimentary ballot went for Mrs. Mitchell, some of the Wovld war II veterans in the Cerro Gordo delegation insisted that a poll be taken for the 2nd ballot. As result of this poll, 10 of Cerro Gordo's 56 votes went to Synhorst in the 2nd and decisive ballot, the others being cast for Mrs. Mitchell. The fact that Synhorst was from the northwest part of the state, where republicans had no other candidates, added to his appeal. Cerro Gordo county delegates said it was apparent on their arrival at Des Moines Thursday night that the nomination was Between. Mrs. Mitchell and Syn- lorst. Cool Weather Appreciated Local delegates commented on :he fact that this was the first convention they'have attended for many years in which the coliseum was not a steaming oven. Al- :hough shirt sleeves became prominent Friday afternoon, the convention hall was not too uncomfortable. Cerro Gordo county's participation in the convention in- :luded attendance at the 3rd district caucus, presided over by B. A. Webster, 'Mason City, central committeeman. Local delegates took an active part in naming Bpyd "Pete" Hayes of Charles City to succeed the Mason Cityan on the state central committee. B Agencies to Present Their Fund Requests- session to Continue in Afternoon / Evening The budget committee of the Vlason City Community Chest will neet Wednesday beginning at 3 3. m. in the Decker room of the Y. W. C. A. to hold hearings on the equests of the 8 health, welfare and group work agencies affiliated with the Chest, it was announced aturday by Carl Klath, president. This committee is composed of Jie board of directors, the cam- >aign committee and the budget and accounting committee of the best. The schedule for the hearings has been set as follows: 3:10 p.m. Y. W. C. A. 3:40 p. m. Public Health Nursing 4:10 p.m. Girl Scouts 4:40 p. on. Family Service, Inc. 5:10 p.m. School milk and healtb fund 5:30 p. m. Boy Scouts 7-00 p.m. Y. M. C. A. 7:30 p.m. Salvation Army The budget committee is widely representative of business, labor, the professions and housewives Mr. Klath pointed out. "These people come together with open minds to hear the needs for services of the community and to allocate the funds to meet these needs," he said. "They do not know what neglected child may need the skilled care of a case worker to give him a healthy and happy life; they do not know what boys and girls need wholesome outlets for their energies; they do not know what family is on the verge of breaking up they do not know what illness may come or where; but they do know that all of these things happen and that they must consider wisely so that the agencies which 'have the trained personnel to meet such needs are financially able to do so. They know, also, that the problem which affects one person affects all. For we can no longer fence ourselves in and become self-sufficient. Our way of life has become too complex. "The program of Chest agencies is largely a preventive one— strengthening the weak spots that might break and throw a heavier load on the taxpayer. Through agency services and carefully planned programs, tragedies and human suffering are avoided. Experience has always proven that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. "It is cheaper to give a. helping hand to a family than to maintain it after it has completely broken down. It is cheaper to provide wholesome activities for boys and girls than to maintain them in corrective institutions. It is cheaper to teach good health practices than to chance an epidemic." All these considerations .will be deliberated upon by the Community Chest budget committee in setting the amounts to be granted for agency operation in the coming year, Klath said. Showing Which Way the Wind Blows * * New Building Name Over the entrance of Mason City's tallest office building: went a new sign last week: "Brick and Tile Building." This is the, 3rd name given the 8-story structure. Completed in 1917 by the Modern Brotherhood of America and dedicated in June, 1917 by Ex- President William Howard Taft, the structure was known as the '"i "M. B. A. building" until Dec. 10< 1931. On that date the M. B. A .was merged with the Independent Order of Foresters and over the door went the sign, "Foresters Building." NORM A DAVENPORT —Circus Owner's Daughter Coming Norma Davenport Tops Bevy of Big Top Beauties Coming Norma Davenport, 17 year old daughter of Ben and Eva Davenport, who own the big Dailey Brothers 5-ring railroad circus coming to Mason City Thursday, Aug. 5, is considered one of the most versatile girls in the whole circus realm. Norma is a bareback rider, an aerialist and an acrobat, but her specialty is elephant training. She is featured in the 1948 Elephant Ballet in which .all 25 of the great-*— — beasts with the show take part with a galaxy of pretty show girls. Louis Reed, elephant trainer and superintendent 01 the scores of rare wild animals with Dailey Brothers circus, directs the elephant ballet. Also prominent in the presentation is the boss elephant trainer Raymond Freivogol. Dailey Brothers Circus, which will show at the North Iowa fairgrounds both afternoon and evening performances, at 3 and 8 p. m., will bring to town more than 100 fine horses and ponies, trained tigers, lions and bears, camels and zebras. A distinguished band under the direct ion of Joe Rossi also is featured. Indians, cowboys are prominent in the performance. With the show is also a tiny baby elephant imported from India last January, and conceded to be the smallest in America. On April I. 1948, the building was purchased from the Foresters order by the Mason City Brick and Tile company. Talked to Pershing Among Mason Cityans who have interesting stories to tell abou their contacts with Gen. John J Pershing is Tyler Stewart. Stewart recalls meeting the general in the American embassy in Paris during the first week in October, 1937, when he and other American Legionnaires were guests of the French government. Stewart had been talking to one of the Negro doormen at the embassy when he jumped to open the door for an incoming guest. Stewart had turned his back and was inspecting the embassy lobby when someone slapped the shoulder of his legionnaire's uniform and said, "Well, what are you doing here?" The American turned to face General John J. Pershing. The general questioned him concerning what outfit he was with during the war and remarked as he left, "It doesn't look quite the same as in 1919, does it?" At that time the general was an arresting figure to look at, according to Stewart. His carriage was erect and his step springy. "He walked with a snap," said Stewart, "and didn't look to be much more than 50 years old." He saw the general again a i'ew days later at Versailles at the dedication service of a monument to Pershing. His only previous acquaintance with him was when the general made inspection tours to Chalons sur Mer in 1918 and Montoir in 1919 when Stewart's outfit was stationed there. Church Chimes Members of the First Christian church and others in Mason City 4 are enjoying the chimes that have been ringing out from the tower on the roof of the church daily since their installation a month ago. The chimes and amplifying system were presented to the church by Mr. and Mrs. Neil Garrison and family, who are members of the congregation, on June 23. A dedication service is planned in the near future, according to the Rev. George O. Marsh, pastor of the' church. The chimes are dedicated to the memory of the late Mrs. Allan Pitkin who was assistant organist at the church until her death last January. Mrs. Pitkin was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Watts of 911 Harrison N. W. The Garrisons wanted the church to have the chimes and felt it would be a nice expression of ap- - preciation for the services of Mrs. ( Pitkin, Mr. Marsh said. The chimes are played 4 times daily from the church and are also used in the sanctuary in public worship on Sundays. They may be heard a mile distant on clear days. Many expressions of commendation have been received and "it is hoped the chimes will serve the community in a very nice way," the pastor said. The chimes may be heard each week day at 9 a. m., 12 noon, 3 p. m. and at 6 p. m. They were installed by the Gulliver Sound Systems from Ames. * Successful Farming quotes Mrs. T. R. Phalen of Mason City on an important finding in the culinary No. 44 in Ser/es- Fathers and Sons Working Together in Mason City NOTICE! WEST SIDE WATER BILLS WERE DUE JULY 1 All properties with unpaid bills are subject to have service shut off without further notice , after July 26. You save a penalty of 10 per cent by paying your water bill before fhe 10th of the month. NOTICE: OFFICE CLOSES AT 12 O'CLOCK (NOON) ON SATURDAYS Mason City Water Department Visitors to England Find t Changed Thomas Holmes, shipping clerk t Damon's, Inc., and Mrs. Holmes, vho are spending the summer vith relatives in England, write riends here that they find many hanges in their native England as well as a difference in customs rom those in this country. A letter from Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, where they were visit- ng with sisters of Mrs. Holmes, vho operate a grocery store there, ells of high prices, rationing and tore customs. "Law" to Serve Tea For instance, it is a "law," Mr. Holmes wrote, for all factories and stores to have tea for their workers both morning and afternoon. The tea is brought to them. Also, all stores close for the dinner hour [noons). "Where we are we have tea for Breakfast, tea at 10 a. m., then for dinner, again at 3 in the after- inon, then for supper and again for late supper," he wrote. "I wish you could sec the ra- .ions they get here. I don't know- how they get along. But every- Bound Over on Drunken Driving Charge in City Joseph Peterson, 926 15th N. E.. waived preliminary hearing before Police Judge B. R. Dunn Saturday morning and was bound to the grand jury on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Bond \vas set at $500 Peterson was arrested early Saturday by Mason City police at the west edge of the city on highwaj 18. THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED Phone 2503 303 2nd S. W. Mason City body keeps on smiling They Rodney Fox, formerly of the Globe-Gazette news staff and now instructor of technical journalism at Iowa State college at Ames, is taking' his summer vacation as news editor on the Post at Sandy, Ore., a newspaper owned by Tom Bi Purcell, formerly of Hampton. * Governor's Day To all state officials and wives Friday went the following invitation from State Senator Herman M. Knudson to attend the governor's day at Clear Lake: The governor is comirxg. The senators—a few, The lieutenant and speaker, And the house members, too. You will meet state officials, You can visit and chat, Or go folfing or fishing And such things as thai. It will be a fine outing, A banquet and dance. With boat rides and music, A few speeches, perchance. Your host will be \vaiting, If reservations you've made. Here's one word of caution— This MUST NOT be delayed. It's the 7th of August, The place is Clear Lake. We'll be waiting to greet you With a hearty hand shake. * Wilson Abel, local clothier, and state chairman of Ducks Unlimited, found that democrats around the fountain at the Bugler drug store were stamping: imitation donkeys on his daily glass of coke. Sen Republican Abel stymied the propaganda by placing on call at the fountain his own permanent glass, a double-sized model appro- art. Says Successful Farming: "You can save chocolate and avoid soiling a pan when melting baking chocolate by this method, suggests Mrs. T. R. Phalen, Mason City, Iowa. She leaves the square of chocolate right in the waxed paper in which it is wrapped. She places this in the top of st. double boiler over hot water. When the chocolate is soft, she simply scrapes it off the paper with a knife." * Tree Commission J. W. Pattie of Clear Lake sends ' us a clipping from another newspaper in which Mrs. J. H. Savage of Humboldt proposes the appointment of "another conservation commission, one to protect trees." This commission, it is proposed "should be a group of 5 or 7 men and women, who know the true value of trees and realize the time that it requires to grow beautiful shade trees. "The commission should be consulted at any time, before tree;; are allowed to be sacrificed, along streets, residences, parks and in cemeteries. "Too often a party makes a purchase of a handsome lot in town— the first act is to fell the trees which required half a century to grow. "Others fear that the trees may blow over—yes, and often residences blow over, if one of those twisters strikes. "An item appearing from McGregor stated that town has too many parks (that could not happen in any town) and there had been suggestions made by city officials that one park could be used for building lots, thereby destroying many of the trees. "When Humboldt county's new $178,000 court building was erected, all the handsome evergreens and other shade trees were removed. Compare this site with the Pocahontas county court building and grounds, a handsome park, surrounds the structure." •George Munn, local filling station operator, believes be found the heart of inflation in the West on a recent trip. He stopped in Arizona to gas up and ask for the windshield to be wiped off. When he went to pay he was informed, "That's $2.35 for gas and 10 cents for the windshield." Other cases have been reported of stations charging 5 cents a piece for tire checks, 25 cents for battery water and from 10 to 30 priately stamped with ducks. ... I cents for wiping the windshield. IN HARDWOOD FLOOR BUSlNEvSS- Globe-Gazette Photo -Another father get 2 ounces of fat for cooking each 2 weeks, 2 ounces of butter and li ounces of cheese. Meat rations were cut again this week. Prices Are High Mr. Holmes said that they had visited some of the big stores and found the prices very high. He estimated that a dress selling for $8 here was $22 there. "All the stores here where we are staying here have had their holidays this week. They closed all week." He said that while his relatives' store was closed they went to Blackpool, "the finest resort in England." Prices at the resort were $10 a day for board and room. They wrote of visiting some people who lived by the seaside in a trailer pitched on the cliffs with a nice view looking over the North Sea. The Holmes expect to return to Mason City about' th« middle of August. They made the trip on the Queen Mary, "a floating palace." They said they had tried to transfer to another boat for the home trip but found it would cost more that way; also most of the boats are full until October. and son combination is Max Degen, pictured at left, and his father, Nick Degen, of the Degen hard wood fioov business. The elder Mr. Degen has been associated with the hard wood floor profession for 37 years and has pursued this vocation locally for 25 years.* The firm lays and finishes hard wood floors. Mr. Degen derives enjoyment from the invention of new and improved machinery. Max Degen, after graduation from the Mason City high school in 1938, and entrance into the army for a 3 year period of service in 1943, actively entered the firm in 1946. He was employed in his father's business on a part time basis while attending the Mason City high school, and during summer vacation periods. Both the father and son are members of the American Legion and the former is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and is a past commander of the V. F. W. Sober Bicycling: Advised Mobile, Ala., (U.R) — Don't mix bikes and booze, Judge Tisdale Touart advised Posey McCory when he fined him $25 for riding a bicycle while drunk. Reckless driving, the judge called it. A tree with a hollow "heart" can live because transportation of food materials takes place in the inner bark and the sapwood just beneath the outer bark. EXPERT FILM FINISHING 35c Roll Done In Our Own Plant Mail Orders Accepted A NEW EMERGENCY PLAN PAYS CASH $5,000.00 UP TO FOR THE TREATMENT OF THISI PAYS* »•*•*» Doctor and hoipif*! b.'IU, Spteial Nurit, Blood Trantfutiont, Ifon Lxm<j, Drugs *nd M«dicin«(, Emergency Traniportation. Hut *t>OOlOO «,r Accidental D.o.t, . . , Isiutd by UNITED IENEF1T LIFE INSURANCE CO. Omshi, N«bratks Stt, pfiont «r write: J. J. Wolsfeld, Div. Mgr. 416 First National Bank Bldg. Mason City, Iowa Phone 503 (Infantile ParotyiJs) LEUKEMIA SCARLET FEVER TETANUS DIPHTHERIA SMALL POX* ENCEPHALITIS SPINAL MENINGITIS «IE DETAILS NO OIL1GATION MUTUAL, BENEFIT HEALTH and ACCIDENT ASS'N. | 416 First National Bank Bids:., Mason City, Iowa. I ( Without obligation I would like more information about i the above children's disease coverage. I I |NAME ... 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