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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, July 19, 1948
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„ 14 July 17,' 1348 M»ton CHy Globe-Gazette, Mason City, la. Mason City Calendar JULY 17-18 — 8th annual North Iowa horse fairgrounds, 8 p. m. AUG. 2-0 — Restaurant operators short course at Eadmar. AUG. 2-13— Summer term, ReiSch School of auctioneering. AUG. 8, 1 and »— Junior Legion state baseball Tournament. A V, G- 6> 7 and * — Governor's days at CJear Lake. AUG. 21-24— Junior Legion Regional baseball tournament. AUG. 23-25— Mason City high school and junior college registration, Mason City high school, 8 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5 p. m. AUG. 30 — Mason City schools open. SEPT 3-7— North Iowa fair. SEl'T. 20-37— Iowa State Jewelers association convention. HERE IN MASON CITY Fuller Brushes. Phone 1358W. "Visit Payne's Color Bar. O'Brien Paints at Shepherds, "Insurancewise." Let George or Bob Harrer do it. Phone 321. Oscar Jewell of Mason Cily, vice commander of the Iowa department of the American Legion, installed the newly elected officers of the Hampton post in a ceremony at Seed's lake near Hampton Thursday night. Wall washing by machine. Ph. 812. Glass Wax for easy cleaning: Get it at Boomhower Hdw. 1st class painting in and out. Phone 3298W. Dow Flake Basement Dryer. Boomhower Hardware. Stoves, washing machines, im- med. del. Boomhower Hdwe. Elwin Musser, Globe-Gazette photographer, and his family left Saturday for a 2 weeks' "photographic" vacation in Florida. They will visit at Mrs. Musser's home at Pensacola. The K of C's will sponsor a get together program for all members their families and friends Sun. afternoon and evening at the hall in Mason City, starting at 2:30 p. m All refreshments provided free. Ah new members especially invited. Brig. Gen. Haiiford MacNitlei and Capt. H. B. Hook of Mason City left Saturday noon for a 2- week tour of duty at Fort Riley Kans., with the 103rd reserve infantry division of which Mac- Nider is commanding general Units and personnel from the * Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois will participate. NOTICE Will the party who purchased a chicken house from. C. A. HolviK on 12th street N. W. remove same at once as agreed upon. f C. A. Holvik. Fandel Wins Freedom Garden Contest Max Minott, 2nd; Eyerly Awarded 3rd Prizes Thursday at Garden Club Meeting A man who stops in on his way home from work to tend a garden more than a mile from his apartment in downtown Mason City is the winner of the $25 first prize in the Freedom Garden contest, it was announced Saturday by Chairman H. H. Boyce. John F. Fandel is employed at Jacob E. Decker and Sons and lives at 12£ Delaware S. E. His garden is located in back of a barber shop at 1425 N. Federal. "I average about an hour and a half after work each day before supper besides Saturdays and Sundays," Fandel said. "It's work, of course, to keep it clean but I enjoy it. It's better than sitting around downtown." Garden 60 by 90 Feet Max Minott, 2515 Carolina N. E., was awarded 2nd place of $10 in the contest, Boyce reported, and V. E. Everly, 551 7th S. E., will receive the $5 3rd prize. The prizes are to be awarded at the Thursday evening meeting of the Mason City Garden club. Judges for the contest were Boyce, W. T. Sinnard, James Griebling, Robert Fisher, Herbert Gaffri and Thor J. Jensen. The prize money was provided by Clausen-Worden post of the American Legion, San Jua-n-Marne post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the agriculture committee of the Chamber of Commerce and the Globe-Gazette. Fandel won over 77 other entries, Boyce reported. Fandel's garden is about 60 by 90 feet, he said, and it is his 5th year of working the same lot. He formerly lived in the neighbor- Showing Which Way the Wind Blows Globe-Gazette Photo PROOF OF PROWESS—The Freedom Garden contest was judged almost entirely on food production and John F. Fandel shows in the picture part of the reason why he won first prize. His potatoes not only are big but they also are clean. So is the rest of his garden. It had to be to win over the competition from 77 other entries. The potatoes shown are Early Chios, one of 1 types planted in Fandel's garden. Globe-Gazette Photo WEALTHY BACHELOR—Max is 46 and has an income from a legacy. He's a handsome bachelor but he doesn't like women. Like many other handsome bachelors Tie lives beyond his income. It won't even buy the sunflower seed which is the main item in his diet. Max is shown above with Ralph S. Stanbery, who is attorney for the estate of the woman who left $1,000 for Max's care. Stanbery consequently became Max's guardian. Clear Lakes Handsomest Bachelor Dislikes Women # .* # * * -.-- * * . 4 -.-. I feet altitude. The whole ocean was Marking I ime covered with a carpet of rolling Friends of the Littles, former white clouds. ; Mason City residents and now of "When the sun began to shine ; Owatonna, Minn., will be inter- O n those clouds I had to pinch my- ested in the following item, which self to see if I was actually awake ' appeared in the Owatonna Daily O r perhaps I was having a dream Peoples Press: about fairyland. MARKS MARK TIME— "Except for a few camouflaged ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR commercial buildings one would Mark C. Little, Mark C. Little, hardly guess that the city had Mark C. Little, Mark C. Little. been occupied by enemy troops for Four generations, each with the 5 years," he added. All the bncK same name, all living, and each buildings of the agricultural col- le only son of his respective h e ge a t Aas, where my nephew is eneration. teaching, are painted gray by thi» This oddity came to be last Fri- Germans. They are building the ay when a 9 pound 5 ounce boy largest barn in Europe there now. vas born to Mr. and Mrs. Mark I it is almost finished and will cost C Little III, Mineral Springs ave-[over 3i million kroner." nue at City hospital. The boy is Haaheim left July 10 on a 12 das 0 be named Mark C. Little IV. cruise to North Cape on the lux- Mark the fourth's great grand- ury liner, Stella Polaris. ather, Mark, Sr., is a retired em- ^ nlove of Illinois Cooperage Mfg. „„.,',— . Co and at present at West Con- A full page of the July Equiowa, cord Mark Jr., of Franklin monthly publication of the Equit- street and Mark III both are em- able Life Insurance company of cloyed at Illinois Cooperage. Iowa, was devoted to Floyd W. Vlark III of course, is Mark IV's "Rusty" Osmundson, head of its father (Do you follow?) Mason City agency. . Just what plans Mark IV had The Mason Cityan was desig- about naming his son were not naied as "the 1948 master agency 0,/V d builder, the highest annual honor uisc u. , which can be conferred by the ,. company upon an agency head "If that man is Jesse James then anfl ref!ects pre-eminence in or- 1 am Joe Lewis," writes J. II. Lep- | ffanizationt production, conserva- per concerning the Globe-t»azeue {io ' n> average S j ze policy and other page one picture of the rodeo per- ma;jor f ac tors of agency building former purported to be the early | anfl operation." day bank and train robber. , In the 1st place he is holding 1 One of Clear Lake's handsomest bachelors received a legacy after the death of a wealthy hood. 5 Plantings of Corn W. A. Lee, 77, Dies at Home Rites to Be Held Monday Afternoon William Arthur Lee, 77, died Friday afternoon at the home of his son, Harold, near Clear Lake, following an illness. He had been a resident of Cerro Gordo county for the past 45 years. Mr. Lee was born Aug. 15, 1870, at Earlville, Iowa. Pie was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Martha, 3 sons, William and Harold, at home, and Earl of Floyd, Iowa, 2 daughters, Mrs. Walter Namaun, nnd Mrs. Chris Paulsen, Nora Springs, and 10 grandchildren, and a brother, Ed Lee, Glendale, Cal. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and 3 sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at the Patterson- James funeral home, with the Rev. Alvin N. Rogness, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will be at the Rockwell cemetery. The Patterson-James funeral home in charge. No. 38 in Series — Fathers and Sons Working Together in Mason City R. W. Petersen Sues Lloyd H. Evans for $369 After Accident R. W. Petersen filed suit in district court here Saturday against Lloyd H. Evans asking $369.71 damages as the result of an automobile accident. Petersen claims that he was driving east on highway 18 on the morning of June 15 and met the Evan car just west of Mason City. Evan suddenly swerved in front of him, the petition states, and to avoid a collision Petersen turned sharply to the left causing his cai to go off the highway and strike a telephone pole. He asks repayment lor damages to his car. He listed the following plantings in his garden: Potatoes (planted a peck each of Early Ohios, Red Triumphs, cobblers and northern white), 5 plantings of corn, early and late cabbage, cucumbers, lima beans, green beans, wax beans, peas, carrots, radishes, lettuce, beets, 2 kinds of spinach, 3 dozen tomato plants and ground cherries. "I planted some flowers across the front, too," he said, "to separate the garden from their lawn." The garden provides a large portion of the food used, particularly during the summer, by Mr. and Mrs. Fandel and the 3 children still living at home," he said. "We do can some," he added, "but not so much as we used to. Living in an apartment, we don't have any place to keep it. But I have lots of friends who help us use the fresh vegetables." Plan Golden Wedding Day at Fair Here Golden Wedding day at the North Iowa fair will be the opening day, Friday, Sept. 3, according to Secretary-Manager M. C. Lawson. "We want all persons in North Iowa married more than 50 years to register whether their companions are with them or not," Katzenbarger Manager of Albia Penney Store R. C. Katzenbarger, 2 Willow drive, assistant manager at the Mason City J. C. Penney store since 1942, with the exception o a 2 year period in service, has accepted the managership of the Al bia, Iowa Penney store. Mr. Katz enbarger is succeeded in Ma son City by Clarence Wilson. Mrs Katzenbarger hopes to join he husband at Albia in August. Lawson said. Spearheading the group at- TN WELDING SUPPLY BUSINESS—Jim Barclay, pictured at left, and his father, Paul Barclay, shown ^ above examining some equipment included in the stock of their firm, .the Barclay Welding Supply company, comprise another father and son com-* Lunation. The elder Mr. Barclay moved to Mason City in 1912, and has been associated with the welding profession locally for the past 20 years. 1 He served as distributor for a compressed gasscs firm for 18 The Barclay Welding Supply company provides welding equipment and supples for the north central and northwest section r of the state. Jim Barclay, following graduation from the Mason City high school and the University of Iowa, entered the army nir corps in 1942 for a 3 year tour o£ duty that, included overseas service in the south Pacific theater. Upon discharge from the military with the rank of major, he became actively affiliated with the concern in 1946. The father is a member of the Elks club, and the son is associated with the Rotary club and the American Legion. EXPERT FILM FINISHING 35c Done In Our Own Plant Mail Orders Accepted Rotations Meeting at Lake The Mason City Rotary club held an inter-club meeting with members of the Clear Lake Rotary club Thursday evening at Camp Roosevelt, on the south shove o£ Clear L;ike. Approximately 100 Rotarians from Mason City and Clear Lake attended this annual meeting. Jay Tubbesihg, program chairman of the Mason City club, was in charge of the program that included, demonstrations by scouts attending camp, songs nnd visits to various camp sites. Eddie Jones, vice president of the local organization, introduced Cnrl Dwycr, inter-club chairman of the Mason City group, who spoke briefly on inter-club relations. Jay Tubbcsing, camping chairman for the Winncbago council of the Boy Scouts, presented a concise history of the council and of Camp Roosevelt. He reminded the group that they were responsible for the establishment of the camp, and that today, it comprises one of their major projects. Tubbesing introduced Scout Executive J. W. Norfolk who turned the program over to Allan Duitman, camp director, and his staff. tendance at the fair will be the North Iowa Golden Jubilee club of which Ed Dow, Forest City, is president and A. W. Stubbs, Mason City, vice president. Old folks eligible must write to the North Iowa fair office, Foresters building, Mason City, giving the date of their marriage and requesting that tickets be sent to them if they plan to attend, the secretary emphasized. The group will be seated in reserved scats in the center of the grandstand during the afternoon of the hippodrome show which will be at the fair the one day only. It features champion ropers and riders, a girl dynamited from a casket, a man shot from a cannon nnd other vaudeville acts. H. B. "Hank" Hook is in charge of arrangements. widow. But he doesn't like women. He whistles at the girls and is probably the handsomest bachelor at the lake but he still doesn't like women. The only way he's going to make some women happy is to die. 'When he dies the remainder of his legacy goes to a home for aged women. That is likely to be some years hence, however. He is only 46 and can be expected to live past 3 score and 10. In keeping with his station in life as a wealthy bachelor, he lives at Clear Lake during the summer although his home is in Mason City now. He is a ward of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Stanbery. His name is Max and he's a parrot. He's a beautiful parrot with a green body and yellow head. On his shoulders are bright red-orange epaulets; there is some of the same color in the tips of his wing feathers nnd at the base of his tail feathers. A few of his long tail feathers are dark blue. Vain About Beauty He's very vain about his beauty, too. If he sulks, as he sometimes does, Mrs. Stanbery can usually coax him by repeating, "Pretty, pretty, pretty boy.' 1 Eventually he says it after her and then all is forgiven. The sulking is bound to occur if anyone in the household forgets that Max also is a respected member of it. Max requires that each stop and speak to him in the morning before breakfast. Otherwise he sulks. Max belonged to Mrs. Nellie Lighter and lived at Waterloo until her death except for the several auto trips he took with her to California. When she died she left $1,000 in her will for his care and asked that the Stnnbery's provide him a home. Mr. Stanbery is attorney for the estate. The parrot was brought to Ma- son City and left at Mr. Stanbery's law office during a business day. That evening Mr. Stanbery told his wife of the situation and got the expected answer: Glad to See Them "Oh, we don't want a parrot." But it was winter and Max had to be cared for so during the evening Mr. and Mrs. Stanbery went to the office to see him. Mrs. Stanbery recalls that as they opened the office door to blackness within, a very cheery voice called out: "Hello, hello." Max was glad to see them. "I fell for him right away," admits Mrs. Stanbery. Max doesn't care. He doesn't like women. Max doesn't particularly like anyone except Mr. Stanbery, as a matter of fact. Actually, Max was Mr. Lighter's parrot originally and used to sit on. his shoulder when he came in from his run as a railroad conductor. Now Mr. Stanbery is the only one who can scratch Max's head without endangering a finger. Impolite to Point Gil Bovard, Mr. and Mrs. Stanbery's nephew who makes his home with them, brought a friend into the house one day who pointed and said: "Oh, look at the parrot." Gil looked at his friend's finger instead. It was gushing blood where Max's beak had reached it. "He doesn't like to be pointed at," his gun like a rookie, not like an old gun man. Next he is holding his gun in his left hand and I don't believe Jesse was left handed." * Lily Family Did you know that the stately regal lily, now blooming in our flower gardens, is related to the leek, chive, onion and above all the garlic bulb? That's what Marcella M. Rossiter of Manly had in mind when she wrote the following verse on the "Lily Family," which has appeared in "Reflections," a poetry journal. "I have always considered my mother's regal lily an old snob as he looks dcrwn on the lowly onion,' she wrote. Here is her contribution: Tall Regal Lily eyed his relation .... He thought them very countrified, A common, vegetable creation. Tall Regal Lily eyed The lowly leek, now classified A bienniel. He lacked admiration said Gil. One day Mrs. Stanbery stood at the door and called the dog after it had treed a squirrel. She whistled several times and then called: "Here, Heck. Here, Heck." The dog came in and some time later there was a series of whistles and culling for the dog from the kitchen. Heck came running but found no-one in the kitchen. Then Max began to laugh. He bad fooled the dog. He still uses the whistle and call routine even though Heck is no more. T/Sgt. Darrell E. Wilson Services to Be Wednesday For green chive, so undignified. The strong onion caused humiliation; The pungent garlic mortified To the limit An^odd situation Tall Regal Lil.y eyed! * A clipsheet from the Santa Barbara, Cal., News-Press came this week and with a letter from Doit Wicdcr, former telegraph editor with this newspaper. Breathing a friendly warmth, Don's letter gives the impression that things are well with the Wie- ders—except that Don broke a leg while playing volley ball and was in the hospital a week. The clipsheet reveals Wieder is keeping np with his music. He and his bassoon appear in a pic- lure of the Santa Barbara woodwind quintet. Boyhood Scenes "It's hard to explain in words the feeling of seeing the old home ground with its beaten paths and granite rocks where I used to sit in the shadows of the evening sun and enjoy the most beautiful scenery in the world." Thus writes Mike Haaheim of Menhem Pressler To all parts of the United States and to foreign countries went a picture of Menahem Pressler, famous young pianist, seated at a Steimvay piano in the Vance Music company store in Mason City. The picture covered the front page of the current issue of Stcimvay News, monthly publication of the piano manufacturer of that name. Mason Cityans who heard» Pressler in the last of the concert scries on April 20 will recall what a vivid impression this 19 year old artist made. His musical training was obtained not without difficulties. Born in December, 1928, in Magdeburg, Germany, Pressler was 10 when his family fled to Palestine. There he studied with Elian Rudiakow and later with Leo Kestenberg, a pupil of the great Ferrucio Busoni. Pressler arrived in this country in the summer of 1946 to enter- the first international music contest in San Francisco. He won the 51,000 Debussy prize by unanimous decision of the judges and the 1947-48 concert season, was his first. * The current issue of Liberty magazine carries an article by Irving Wallace of Mason City, entitled "There's Millions in His Madness.' 1 It answers the questions: Who Is "Madman" Muntz? } Clear Lake in 1900 On page 87 of the magazine Photography appears an interesting picture taken on the shores of Clear Lake in the early 1900's. The picture is one of a number used to illustrate an article 0:1 i.rrn T->1 * ~,rt..rM^Vi;,-. TJ^c;!' 1 Hv RlHv J. L1C J. ilv^LVJ^l t_>i^ii .<, A a^: L tJJ LJlll^ Stewart. Two couples and a little girl, dressed in the fashionable garb of that day. arc leaning out and dipping their fingers in the' water. A clipping of the picture was sent to Mrs. Willis Bemiss by her son, Guy Bemiss, AFC, who is attending the camera repair school of the U. S. navy at Pensacola/ Fla. * News for Patients The Marshalltown. Times-Republican Monday carried a 3 col- ' l nus writes miive ruuuienu ui ' . c r r- /i-\;^\-\ AKc.1 Mason City about his native island umn picture of L. C. (Dink) Abel of Tysnes; Norway, after an ab- of Abel and Abel store m thit c t> co,-,r« «f 37 VM ,-c beginning his llth jear of pio- Ed Osborne Asks $2,000 Insurance Claim for Disability Ed Osborne has filed suit for $2,000 against the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., Boston, on a claim of complete disability as covered in a group insurance policy for employes of Jacob E Decker and Sons. He claims that he suffered a hernia after a gallbladder operation and has been permanently disabled since Sept. 26, 1947. DARRELL E. WILSON Technical Sergeant ' Old Curiosity Street Boston, (U.R)—Lowell street, in Boston's west end, has an concentration of antique dealers. Only 2 blocks long the street has 2!) antique shops. Dr. Shultz Enroute to 52nd Osteopathic Convention in Boston •Dr. R. W. Shultz, Hotel Hanford, left by plane Saturday for the 52nd annual convention of Ameri- con Osteopathic association, which is meeting at the Hotel Statler in Boston. Dr. Shultz will sit in the house of delegates as delegate from the Iowa Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He will return to Mason City Sunday, July 25. Midsummer Outing of Hardware Mutuals Being Held at Lake The annual mid-summer meeting and outing of the Iowa Hardware Mutuals is being held Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Clear Lake and Mason City. The program started Friday evening with a dinner at the Lake Shore hotel, Clear Lake, and will continue through the next 3 days. Golfing, boating, shopping and dancing arc included on the 4 clay program. Minnesota's 1948 spring pig crop was 8 per cent lower than that for 1947 and 12 per cent below the 1937-194(5 10-year average. Buys Food Market Sheffield — Ralph Robertson, West Union,, has purchased the Hannah Food Market from E. H. Hannah and has already taken possession. Before coming to Sheffield he was engaged in the grocery business at Walker. Services for T/Sgt. Darrcll E. Wilson, 937 9th N. E., who died April 4, 1945, in a field hospital near Denshiem, Germany, of wounds received in combat, will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the chapel of the McAuley and Son funeral home. Doctor Paul A. Peterson, pastor of Wesley Methodist church will officiate. Sgt. Wilson was born Nov. 18, 1914, at Edmondton, Canada. At the age of 12 he moved with his parents to Mason City and had lived here since that time. He was married to Dorothy Klatt, Feb. G, 1939, in Sioux Falls, S. Dak., and they established their home in Mason City. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, a daughter, Constance, 2 sons, Walter and Robert, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Wilson, all of Mason City, nnd a brother, Roy, St. Paul, Minn., nnd 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters in infancy. He was with the national guard when it was mobilized and received his honorable discharge Aug. 15, 1942. He served with the Iowa State Guard Company E 2nd Battalion, 2nd Regiment. He rc- cnlistcd in the United States army March 28, 1944, at Camp Dodge and was attached to the 157th Infantry as technical sergeant. Sgt. Wilson was wounded in action, April 1, 1945, and died in a field hospital 4 days later. The body will arrive in Mason City at 7:45 a. m. Tuesday via the Milwaukee Road. Members of the national guard will act as pallbearers, color bearers and color guard, and members of the guarc have been requested to attend the services. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery. The McAuley and sence of 37 years. It was evident'that seeing his boyhood home was a moving experience. "The old swimming hole and a little stone hut I built are still there," he continued. His trip over the Atlantic by plane had been most enjoyable. "We had a pleasant journey over the Atlantic," he said. "To ride in a trans-Atlantic plane is more luxurious than the most modern Pullman coach. The plane is soundproof and we only felt the vibration of the motors slightly. There were 43 scats which were all taken. "They had a crew of 9, of which the purser and hostess were constantly at our sides with delicious morgaasbord and hot meals. We lad the last meal of the day about. :30 p. m. and about an hour later hej r turned down the lights so we ould go to sleep. I don't believe anyone really got to sleep because it 12, midnight, New York time he sun came up and nearly everyone began to peak out of the windows at the most unusual scenerj one can only find out in the middle of the Atlantic. 'We were traveling 240 miles ai lour and between 9,000 nnd 10,000 begh viding complimentary copies of the newspaper to patients in the city's hospitals. Dink Abel, brother of 'Wilson Abel oC Mason City, is hown delivering a paper to a patient. This Marshalltown store delivers 50 copies of the newspaper daily at the hospitals, each with a sticker attached reading "All the news with best wishes of Abel and Abel, Son funeral home in charge. The city of ScoUsbluH', Ncbr., I spelled as one word; the county o Scotts Bluff, Nebr., is spelled as 2 words. Inc." Abel estimates he has supplied riore than a quarter million newspapers in the last 10 years. OMA BURGENER will UNLOAD your CARLOAD Phone 1010 HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVING Packing and Crating WE HAVE MOVED to our new location 417 Second Street Northwest FURNITURE REPAIRING, FURNITURE REFIN1SHING, MIRROR RESILVERING, DISTILLED WATER, EXTERMINATION, PEST CONTROL Macket's Furniture Shop Phone 782 Better Service — No Forking Meters

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