Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 23, 1948 · Page 21
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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 23, 1948
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Dairy Cattle Congress Offers $30,000 Prize List July 22, IMS M»i«n Cily X*s*n City, U. Peak for Any Show of Kind 1,600 Purebreds Will Enter in Competition Waterloo, (U.R) — Prizes totaling $30,000 will be offered to v dairy cattle breeders and exhibitors at the Dairy Cattle Congress here Ang. 4 to 10, Manager E. E. Estel announced Thursday. . "The premium list is the largest ever to be offered for dairy cattle at this show, and tops all others in the United States for dairy cattle exclusively," Estel said. This year's congress will include 4 of the 6 national dairy cattle shows—Holstein, Guernsey, Brown Swiss and Ayrshire—plus nationwide representation of the Jersey and milking Shorthorn breeds. Some 1,600 purebred cattle from throughout the nation will be shown in competition lor national honors. In addition, the congress will be the site of national Future Farmers of America judging contests, a national invitational 4-H judging contest and a national intercollegiate judging contest. Building at Peak Stage in La timer Latimer—The building of the new Evangelical and Reformed church in Latimer is progressing steadily. The walls are built to the first floor. The workmen are putting the forms for the first floor in place. Arthur Meyer is working on his new home in east part of town and walls are above the first floor. F. W. Pralle has basement walls done for a new home. ., J. C. Hansen also has the brick walls of the basement of his home built. Both are on lots bought from F. H. Dohrmann, Jr. Cecil- Harris is working on a new home being built on a lot purchased from F. G. Lemke. Aidrich Beenan is building a new house on his lot. The St. Paul's Lutheran church is building a new parochial school house and the basement has be^n dug for it. Farm Women Choose Next Year's Program Garner — The Hancock county women's extension program has been approved for 1949, according to announcement by Mrs. Clarence Greiman, Hancock county women's chairman. The program selected is varied and includes the following lessons: "The Family Entertains," "Let the Mixer Do It." "Cooking Meat According to Kind," and "Use Your Broiler." All 4 lessons are to be given as leader training lessons. KENNETH L. BENSON HERE and THERE Marble Rock—Miss Francis Kingery, who is employed in Mason City, is spending a few days in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kingery. Dumont — The Rev. and Mrs. John Nieuwsma and family* of Belle Flower, Cal., are guests for the next couple of weeks with the Rev. and Mrs. H. J. Potter. Swaledale—Mrs. Chris Ytzen of Clinton has been visiting her son- in-4aw and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hansen, and other relatives. Clarion—Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Peters and daughter of Warrensburg, Mo., have concluded a visit at the J. C. Mayer home. Kanawha—Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lein have returned from a 2 weeks' trip into southeastern Illinois, where Mr. Lein made crop Rockford Hero to Be Reburied Rites Will Be Friday for Kenneth L. Benson Rockford — The casketed remains of Pvt. Kenneth L. Benson, who was killed in action in Trance, were returned from over- eas and are due to arrive in Rockford at 1:15 p. m. Friday from the Chicago distribution center accompanied by a military escort from the quartermaster depot. The body was brought to the United States from the St. Mer Eglise No. 2 temporary military cemetery in Normandy, France. Military services will be held Sunday at 2:15 p. m. at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Benson and at the Methodist church at 2:30 p. m., the Rev. Fred Smith of Northwood officiating. Services will be in charge of Grossmann's funeral home. Rites at the graveside will be conducted by the American Legion and Auxiliary. Burial will in Riverside cemetery. adjustments for insur- Kensett Woman Wins Cash for Suggestion Kensett—Mrs. J. W. Meyer of Kensett is the winner of a $10 prize in the national good neighbors contest sponsored by the PepsiCola company, it was announced by Jack Morgan, of Mason City, representative of the company. There were approximately 13,000 entered in the contest. The prize was awarded for her suggestion on how to get rid of dampness in pianos stored in basements of schools, churches and public buildings. Her suggestion: "Place a lighted bulb on a drop cord inside the piano. The strings will not rust, sounding boards won't warp or crack, it will stay in tune and in good condition." damage ance. Dumont-—Lora Jane Faber and Sue Thatcher will arrive home some time this week from Syracuse, Ind., where they spent several, days attending the Youth Fellowship general convention of the Evangelical United Brethren church. Kanawha—Mr. and Mrs. John P. Eekhoff of Steamboat Rock were guests in the Henry Eekhoff home recently. Crystal Lake—Richard Janssen of Iowa Falls visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Janssen. Alta Vista—Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tozzi, Mr. and Mrs. Vic Benni- detti of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Maruska and family of St. Paul, Minn., arrived here for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Frantzen. Crystal Lake — Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Voiding returned to their home in Swea City after spending a few days with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Voiding. Dougherty—Leo Geary is a patient in the hospital at Rockwell. "Wesley—Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kutz and daughter of Rockwell City spent several days recently at the Joe Miller and Clarence Dornbier homes. Ackley—Albert Bear is a surgical patient at St. Francis hospital at Waterloo. Wesley—Recent guests at the Al Richtsmeier home were Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Richtsmeier and son, Tommy of Madison, Wis., and Clara Richtsmeier, R. N., of Pontiac, Mich. Ackley—Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sailer and Janice of Mt. Carroll, 111., were recent guests in the home of Mr. Sailer's father, Fred Sailer, and of the Rev. and Mrs. Harold Hohman and 3 children. Bradford'— Miss Silivia Ann Stokes of Austin, Minn., is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Flynn. Garner—Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Missal visited over the weekend at the home of Mrs. Ethel Lubben Le Mars. They were accom- North Iowa Oats Yields Vary Widely Swea City—Harvesting is getting into full swing here this week, with about half the fields being combine-harvested and the others cut with the binders and shocked. Oats yields vary, some being reported as light as 27 pounds to the bushel, while others run as high as 36 pounds per bushel or more. In general, the yield is good. One field of rye harvested by combine is reported at 35 bushels per acre. As yet, very few evidences of corn borers have been seen, though they are reported present in considerable numbers in Martin county, Minn., adjoining this area on the north. Grasshoppers have no been reported in the fields, but the grasshopper infestation of vegetable gardens is worst since the dry years of the 1930's. Corn is believed to be about the best crop on record in this region if present indications are fulfilled <lemme Family in h4ear Tragedy on Minnesota Trip Hampton—Mr. and Mrs. James B. Wolfe of Klemme, formerly of Hampton, cut short their recent fishing trip to Leech lake, Minn., after a near tragedy, according to word received here by relatives. They had just arrived and were fishing several miles off shore when their 2 year old son, Jerry, leaned over the edge of the boat and fell out. Wolfe leaped from the boat and seized the child, but since Mrs. Wolfe had never operated the motor before and the boat was moving, it was several minutes before she could turn it and maneuver it within reaching distance of her husband, who was in the water approximately 8 minutes. The family returned to Klemme immediately. Clarion Considers Action to Repossess City Light Plant Vacation Time for Residents of Joice Nashua Church in 2nd Anniversary Nashua—Special services will be held at the Bible Center Sunday when the church commemorates its 2nd Jtnnlvcrsary. The church is the only non-denominational church in this section of Iowa. The work was begun by 4 families in Nashua, and the new building erected on highway 2lb south of the Nashua public school. The Rev. Alf Dodds, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary of Dallas, Texas, is the pastor. His wife and 2 sons make their home on the Nashua Lakeshore. The pastor will speak at both the morning and evening services and will be assisted by the Rev Fred Julius of Minneapolis a: guest speaker. Special music anc a picnic dinner at noon in the church basement will also be featured. Joice—Supt. and Mrs. Richard Schuchert are spending a 2 weeks' vacation on a trip to Battle Creek and Detroit, Mich., Chicago, 111., and Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Paulson, Darlene and Kerry, left Monday on an extended trip to northern Minnesota. Mrs. Clara Willand and Orin of Joice, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Tapps of Mason City, Mr. and Mrs. Hio Bode of Sheffield, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Willand and family of Northwood have returned from a week of fishing in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Clarion—Action has been started by the Clarion city council to repossess the light plant which was built by the Municipal Utilities Co. here in 1929. At the July meeting a petition and report by the Clarion Lions club requests that action be taken to assure the return of the local electric light plant and system to the city. The city council appointed Cor- Van de Steeg of Orange City, an expert in utility litigation as special legal council. He will be assisted by R. Ralph Austin, city attorney and Robert B. Kay, local attorney and secretary of the Lions club. C. M. Evans, president of the Lions club, presented the program as a club civic activity. Vote in 1892 The records show that in 1892 the people voted upon the proposition to build a steam plant anc system to replace the oil lamps and it carried with the requirec majority. In 1911, another vote was held to grant W. H. Carr a 25 year franchise and this was granted. Sometime prior to 1928, it is thought about 191G, the Iowa Public Service Co. purchased the plant and franchise from W. H. Carr. In Extend Mains at Iowa Falls City Makes Effort to Boost Water Supply Iowa Falls—The Iowa Falls city I council has awarded a contract I c£x nt y Mu- Uor approximately $4 900 to the [became in- Welden Brothers Construction trouble In the company of Iowa Falls for lay; trouoie. in me | gQ(> fegt Qf 12 _ inch water main> he matter finally reached the courts. Along in 1932, the entire matter, came to nicipal volved in ,.„,»„. thP bonds I Tn o city has purchased the pipe UUUties Co ^nd Ut an approximate cost of $4,500. upon default of a bond payment, Work will start about Sept 1. demanded the right to operate the and will probably_ be -.completed I m plant to satisfy its equity. Avail- about 2 weeks. The mam will ex- able records indicate the amount tend from the pumping station, in default to be about $1,200. to Main street, where it will con- In February, 1932, the Central nect with the mam leading into States Electric Co. representing the standpipe. X. the Iowa Public Service Co., en- The council has voted to pur- tered into an agreement with the chase a new pump with a capacity city council, whereby it would O f 1,000 gallons a minute. The pay all court costs, and $5,000 in Howard R. Green company of Ce- cash and $4,000 in service, if the dar Rapids recently made a survey council would cancel p e n d i n g O f the water needs of Iowa Falls, court action and repeal certain an( j one O f their recommendations parts of its franchise ordinance was f or the construction of a large granted the Municipal Utilities Co. surface storage reservoir. DRILLS NEW WELL Bode — A new well is being drilled at Bode which will be the main source of water supply for the town. A new pump has been purchased and the old well which has been in use for many years will be used only for emergencies. It is expected water will be hit at a depth of 180 feet. 1929 a vote was held on the proposition of a municipal light piant to be built and operated by a Des Moines concern and a franchise was granted by the people for a period of 25 years, based upon the fact that the plant and system would be turned over to the city at that time, being paid for out of the profits. In 1931, the Iowa Public Service Co. petitioned for a special election for a vote on a franchise for their company and in the election the proposition failed to carry. The ensuing year resulted in considerable bickering between the Iowa Public Service Co., and the city as the Iowa Public Service Co. had retained the distribution system, resulting in Clarion having 2 systems. Several injunctions were filed by the city which claimed the company was without legal status and voted by the people in 1929; name- plant and system reverting to the people from net profits and the current rates for electricity. Says Action Illegal The action at that time agreed to this and such action was taken. This phase is the basis of the present action, in which the present council contends the city council in 1932, acted illegally in amending an ordinance that was The council has requested ths Cedar Rapids engineering firm to prepare specifications for construction of a 300,000 gallon surface storage reservoir. Iowa Falls Plant Contract Awarded Iowa Falls—Welden Brothers granted by a vote of the people I Construction company of Iowa and that such repeal could have Falls has been awarded a contract been made only by a vote on the | for approximately $27,000 for con-. proposition and a company action to exercise the right of purchase by the city of the plant and system. It should be pointed out that in 1934 the legislature passed a law providing that.cities and towns be authori7ed to purchase and construct electric light plants and systems, pledging the earnings of such plants and that payment of such indebtedness could in no manner be paid by taxation, but solely from the net profits of the plant. The present waterworks filtering plant here was built under such an arrangement in 1936, and all bonds have been retired. struction of the structural framework of the new Northwestern Bell Telephone company building in Iowa Falls. The Welden company has just completed construction of the basement and concrete floor of the building. The new contract price does not include the steel to be used in the construction. The telephone company is to furnish the steel. Work on the construction of the concrete floors and columns will begin as soon as materials can be assembled and will be completed in about 60 days. TRADEHOME SEMI-ANNUAL DRASTIC REDUCTIONS FOR QUICK CLEARANCE WOMEN'S, MEN'S, CHILDREN'S SHOES FOR EVERY PURPOSE FROM OUR REGULAR STOCK Values to 6.99 STYLES FOR DRESS WORK OR PLAY WHITES—-BROWNS—BLACKS—COLORS CHILDREN'S STRAPS AND PLAY SHOES $149 . $199 WHILE THEY LAST 1 »1 VALUES TO $3.99 MEN'S DRESS SHOES Regular Price $8.95. $^99 $C?9 Reduced to 3" NOT ALL SIZES IN EACH STY LI BUT EVERY SIZE IN THE LOT Jwdehotw Lowest Pr.cis for QUALITY FOOTWEA 18 South Federal Mason City, Iowa : ' - Open Friday Evening Until 9 O'clock in panied by Mrs. C. E. Steenhard and daughter, Marlys of Britt, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Missal and daughters, Wanda and Bernita -of Wesley. Fertile—Mrs. William A. Curtis and daughter, Mrs. Guy Looper, of Holly Dale, Cal., Mr. and Mrs. Bill Curtis of Mason City and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hill of St. Louis, Mo., were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Davis. Swea City—Johnny, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Karsten, who has been on duty with a submarine salvage and rescue detail for the past 8 months of his 2 years with the navy, arrived home after being discharged at Jacksonville, Fla. He spent a few days visiting Chicago friends before returning home. Hayfield—Mr. and Mrs. John Busch and son, Jimmie, are visiting relatives in Nebraska. Wesley—Wesley vacationists at Clear Lake this week include the Hoyt Raney and Roy Kleinpeter families. Marble Rock—Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phelps and Mr. and Mrs. Elton Dugan of Dufauque and Mr. and Mrs.- Lenord Pierson and daughter, Connie Kay of Charles City, were recent guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Galen Harris. Swaledale—Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nelson of Lake Ancles, S. Dak., were recent guests of the former's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. M. Swenson. Dumont—Recent guests in the Pete Kramer home were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Newlin and daughter of Wallace, Mich., Mrs. Ben Smiens, Ackley, and Mrs. Lyle Scarron and daughter of Aplington. Swaledale—G. A. Eddy accompanied Charles Hemm and others from Chapin on a fishing trip to LeSueur, Minn. Kanawha—The spraying unit of the Mullins Hybrid Service Co., of Britt, made the first trip of spraying in Kanawha recently. It will make 2 more trips later. Dumont—Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pfaltzgraff and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Boeckcrnoier attended the wedding of their grandson and nephew, Richard Pfaltzgraff of Van Home, and Mary Snyder at Rice Lake, Minn., Tuesday. Kanawha—Mrs. O. R. Mitchell and son Pat of San Antonio, Texas, are visiting in the home of her parents, the Oren Bamfords. Crystal Lake—Robert Gabrielson of Woodward ' came to spend a month with hi_s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rush Gabrielson. Crystal Lake—Jean Ingebritson returned home from Cedar Falls where she has been visiting her friend, Marjorie Hartman, a student at Iowa State Teachers college. Alta. Vista—Mrs. Tom Leonard and Jerry of Clinton came Monday for a visit with Mrs. Tom Mahoney and other relatives and I friends here for a couple of weeks. Special Selling! \ 5-PC SOLID OAK DINETTE Shop the town—you, won't find so sturdy, so stylish a dinette at anything near Wards special price! Table with four matching chairs in rugged solid Oak with rich natural brown or Oyster White finish. The 30x42-inch top opens to 30x52 inches with one leaf. Chairs are comfortably padded, upholstered in red or blue DURAN. Take advantage of this value... buy yours today! Reduced From $47.95 3988 On T»rm«: 10% Down, $5 a Month

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