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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, July 12, 1948
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14 July 10, 1848 M*MB City GUke-GBictte, Mu*n City, la. Mason City Calendar JULT 1»-U— Aviation day, at Municipal TeUowi horn* annual picnic. JULY 17-1»— «th annual North Iowa horse show, fairgrounds, 8 p. m. JULY IS— Community Chest budget hearings. Y. W. C. A., 3 p. m. AVG. S-1S — Summer term, Relsch School of auctioneering. AUG. «, 7 aa« »— Junior Legion *UU baseball tournament. AUG. 6, 1 »nd 8— Governor 'a days at Clear 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., I to 5 p. m. KEPT- 8-7— North Iowa fair. SEPT. S6-27— Iowa State Jewelers association convention. Bid July 20 on Widening Highway 18 M *J *0 f No. 34 in Series— Fathers and Sons Working Together in Mason City HERE IN MASON CITY Culler Brushes. Phone 1358W. ? Did you see The New Look? Everett Friend, 420 14th S. E., who was admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment Wednesday is reported much improved. Free roof inspection. Iowa Insulators. Phone 5796. Roofing, siding, Blown Rock Wool Insulation. The regular Monday noon meeting of the Rotary club has been postponed to Thursday at 6:30 p. m. at Roosevelt Boy Scout camp, Clear Lake. Rotary clubs from Clear Lake and Osage will be present Thursday evening for an inter-club meeting. Dinner will be served at 6:30, and demonstrations by scouts, under the direction of Allan Duitman, camp director, will comprise the program. Visit Payne's Color Bar. O'Brien Paints at Shepherds. The Townsend club will hold its weekly meeting Monday at V:30 p. m. at the P. G. & E. auditorium. "Insurancewise." Let George or Bob Harrer do it. Phone 321. Lester I. Butcher is resting up at his home, 1708 Carolina N. E., after a heart ailment. He will be confined to his home for several days. Wall washing br machine. Ph. 312. There will be a meeting of the Reserve Unit 282nd Composite Squadron of 570th Heavy Bombardment Flight E. Wednesday at 8 p. m. at the Legion hall. Motion pictures will be shown and there will be a lecture and announcements. Glass Wax for easy cleaning. Get it at Boomhower Hdw. Joe Rogers, former Mason City high school football coach and now head grid coach and athletic director at Benton Harbor, Mich., high school, was a visitor in Mason City Saturday. He and Mrs. Rogers and their 3 children are spending about 3 weeks vacation in Iowa. They have been at the homes of their parents in Jefferson and were to return there from Mason City. Rogers had a successful season in his first year as coach at Benton Harbor and has good prospects for another good football season. Dow Flake Basement Dryer. Boomhower Hardware. Dr. R. W. Schultz of Mason City has been selected as a member of the house of delegates of the American osteopathic association which will hold its 52nd annual convention in Boston, July 19 to 23, it was announced Saturday. Dr. Schultz will represent the Iowa society of osteopathic physicians and surgeons. IN TRANSPQRTATION BUSINESS — Another father and son combination engaging in the same form of employment together in Mason City is R. J. Edwards, pictured above, left, and Jack Edwards, of the Mason City traffic bureau. The elder Mr. Edwards moved to this country from Eng- and and assumed residence in* Completion Date Depends on Weather Farm to Market Road Graveling North of Rockwell Also Listed Contracts are to be let July 20 at Ames by the Iowa state highway commission for the work of widening and straightening highway 18 between Mason City and Clear Lake. Whether the work can be completed this fall is questionable, according to District Engineer Raymond Zack. Progress will depend mainly on the weather, he pointed out. Through traffic will be detoured to highway 106 when work starts on No. 18, Zack said, but 18 will be kept open to airport traffic and the homes of! farmers along the road. To Be 22 Feet Highway 18 is to be widened to 22 feet except for the mile of new paving just beyond the Mason City limits where the paving is now 20 feet wide. The highway is to be straightened in the mile past the airport, from the Milwaukee railroad crossing east. The new road will be located on approximately the present site of the creek channel which is Willow to be /lason City in 1915. He was em- loyed as general traffic manager or the Jacob E. Decker and Sons acking plant and established the VEason City traffic bureau, a firm oncerned with all forms of transportation, approximately 15 years go. Jack Edwards, after graduation from the Mason City high school and junior college, completed his ollege career at Columbia university, Columbia, Mo. He entered he army air corps at the outbreak of hostilities in December, Nautical Scientist Positions Open in Washington, D. C. The United States civil service commission announced Saturday the availability of nautical scientist positions in Washington, D. C. and throughout the country at annual salaries ranging from. $3,397 to $5,905. Although no written examination is required for acceptance, to qualify, all applicants must be graduates of the U. S. naval, coast guard or national maritime academy or of a state maritime academy and must have had appropriate sea experience, or they mus have had a combination of appropriate sea experience and experience in the field of nautica" science. Education at a national or state maritime academy may be substituted for the nautical sea experience. Additional practica nautical experience is a prerequis ite for acceptance into the highe grade brackets. Persons interested in entering this form of civil service can ob tain full details and application forms from W. Earle Sheka, loca secretary of the civil service com mission, at the Mason City post office, from any civil service reg ional offices or from the commis sion's Washington office. ' The civil service comirJr™"™ also announced that an insuffi- ent number of registrants for the position of medical technician have been received, and that applications will be accepted until the close of business July 29, 1948. 1941, and upon release from the military became actively associated with his father's concern. Jack is in charge of the automobile insurance phase of the business. Both father and son are ardent golfers, and Jack Edwards is a member of the Elks lodge and the Mason City Exchange club. The father is affiliated with the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternal organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and the inter-state commerce practitioners. r moved farther south. Coming from the east the paving will be practically straight until the curve crossing the tracks. Bids also are to be taken at the same letting on graveling of 11>V miles of farm to market road in Cerro Gordo county. The project includes 4 miles west of highway 65 on a line with the old paving into Rockwell on the north, 3£ miles east of the paving strip and then 4 miles north. Would Remove Paving: The contract will involve 15,300 tons of gravel, 15,700 tons of crushed stone and 7,800 tons of clay for binder. The gravel is to be produced and all the materials loaded and hauled on the road. The work on highway 18 includes to concrete culvert extensions, 2 pipe culvert extensions, 6i miles of grading to widen the shoulders of the road and removal of the old paving past the airport. The highway commission has offered the city council to remove the old paving and extend the airport driveway to the new paving in return for dirt fill from the airport proper. One on Editor There are people who just don't seem to know their age. Our editor, for example—and he's far enough away at this time to tell this one on him. There's safety in distance. On the very day that he became a grandfather—last Monday, that was—he took his first ride on a surf board at Clear Lake. Report h?>? it Hat he quit while he Was ahead in his first excursion into this field usually reserved for youth. The pilot of the boat pulling him obligingly avoided the sharp turns which us- of the United Education with ually bring surf riders. spills to beginning The Cedar Rapids Moose junior drum and bugle corps is proud of the plaudits it received at the band festival in Mason City. The Cedar Rapids Gazette carried an item in which note was taken of Meredith Willson's statement that he "had never seen anything in the Rose Bowl that excels the corps' performance.". A!so. appreciated was a letter from Chairman W. L. Nichols of the festival committee stating the corps was "the best ever to appear here." Independence "Extra" The Bulletin-Journal at Independence published an "Extra" this week announcing that the town's population had increased to 5,619 with the arrival of David Reeves Hall, son of Alberta and Reeves Hall. Showing Which Way the Wind Blows educational films to accelerate war training and establishment of audio-visual education services. Development of the educational program for the Civilian Conservation Corps. Reorganization States Office of greatly expanded services to Social Studies, health education, elementary and secondary education, school administration, and international educational relations. Doctor Steudebaker is author of numerous textbooks and Plain Talk and The American Way. He is probably proudest, however, of the bricklayers' union card he earned in his youth while he was working his way through college. In Life's double page spread of the Dewey demonstration at the republican .national .convention, Mason City's Hanford MacNider was plainly visible as he stood in the midst of the Iowa delegation looking at the parading delegates. Jim Woods Jim Woods, former . KGLO sportscaster, is a native of St. Louis but in Atlanta, Ga., he nevertheless is known variously as a "Yankee," "No-thu'ner" and even "Foreigner." Mrs. Woods, the former Ramona Liesveld of Mason City, shares the distinction. Station WCON, Jim's new employer , signs on the air in the morning with "Theme Music From 'Gone With the Wind' " and signs off at night by playing "Dixie." The 2 also had to reconcile themselves to 2 Decoration day holi- Reeves, the son of the Globe- [ days, one being celebrated in April FEATURE IN AIR SHOW—Pictured above is Howard Libersky's world's smallest tri-motored plane, a feature of the "Aviation Days 5 ' program Sunday afternoon at. tne Mason City Municipal airport. Libersky constructed the plane at the local airport. He is a headliner with the Ray Henry Air Show. Matt Kelroy Services Held Rites Conducted at St. Joseph's Church Stanley Johnson, 27, Army Sergeant, Held on Charge of Assault Sioux City, (ff) —Preliminary hearing has been set next Thursday for an armv master sergeant from Mason City, on a charge of assault with intent to commit rape. The sergeant, Stanley M. Johnson, 27, signed his own bond and was turned over to the army for custody after arraignment in municipal court here Friday. Johnson was arrested at Cherokee July 2, the same day a 27 year Old Sioux City woman told police she was assaulted after having been beaten, kicked and her clothnig torn off by a soldier. She was hospitalized for 5 days. AWARDED FELLOWSHIP — The many Mason City friends of Barr Peterson will be glad to know that at a meeting of the President and Fellows of Harvard college on June 9 it was voted to award him a Standard Oil of California fellowship in the amount of $1,800 for the academic year, 1948-49. Barr, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Peterson, formerly of Mason City and now of Wichita, Kans., got his B. A. degree "cum laude" at Harvard a year ago and the past year had been attending the Harvard graduate school of business administration. Playground Group Makes Trip to Lake A total of 46 boys and girls of the Parker's Woods playground spent Thursday at Clear Lake in search of relief from the heat wave. Transportation was provided by parents of the children. Those furnishing a car and driver were Mr, and Mrs. Mier Chazen, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Elwood, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Boyce, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rockey, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McClaskey, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Oulman and Mr. and Mrs. Bailey. Alyce Boyce and Anne Rockey, playground instructors, were in charge of the outing. Lucy Lehman Services Held Rites Conducted at Holy Family Church Requiem High Mass was celebrated for Miss Lucy Lehman at Holy Family Catholic church Friday by Msgr. R. P. Murphy. Burial was at St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Charles Sr.ipps and Mrs. James Kelley were in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were G of her nephews, Weith McCourt, Mason City; Harvey Rasmussen, Bloomington, 111.; Don McCourt, Plymouth; Roger Rasmussen, Los Alamos, N. Mex.: and Carl and Earl Swenson, Austin, Minn. Attending the services from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. William F. Andres and A. L. Andres, Buchanan, N. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. F. F. McCourt and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Heagle, Plymouth; Harvey W. Rasmussen, Bloomington, 111.; Roger L. Rasmussen, Los Alamos, N. Dak. A. H. Bushman, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Bushman and Mrs. Mary Swenson, Austin, Minn.; Mrs. Jack Wilson, Winona, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Swenson, Carl Swenson and Mrs. Joe Thiele, Austin. Minn.; Mrs. Maurice Milton, Jesup, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Don McCourt, Plymouth; and Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Bushman, Austin, Minn. The Meyer funeral home charge. Funeral services for Matt Kelroy, 85, who died. Tuesday, were conuucLeu at St. Joseph's church Thursday, witn the Very Rev. Patrick F. Malone, officiating. Mrs. Elmer Nangle, Mrs. Ben Murray and Mrs. Frank Mahaffey were in charge of flowers. Attending the services from out of the city were Frank Kelroy, Mundelin, 111.; Edward Kelroy, Byron, Wis.; William Kelroy, Fond clu Lac, Wis.; James Kelroy, Hinkley, Minn.; Mrs. R. G. Raymond, Brownsville, Wis.; Mrs. Nellie Meade, Fond du Lac, Wis.; and Mr. and Mrs. John Hammes, Mrs. Chris Conlon and son, Morris, all of Emmetsburg. Pallbearers were Paul Hurley, Ben Murray. J. J. McCole, M. C. Coughlon, Henry Velthoff and M. E. Kelly. Ushers were John Hogan and A. R. West. Burial was at St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. The Meyer funeral home in charge. Globe-Gazette Photo $300,000 BITE—The little worm shown in the center of the picture is a European corn borer which last year did an estimated $300,000 worth of damage in Cerro Gordo county alone. CCITO Gordo's loss was comparatively light—Butler county's loss topped $1,000,000, according to extension experts at Iowa State college. The* picture of the little white worm with the distinctive black head was taken on the Lewis Sedlacek farm in Owen township the day a 52 acre corn field was sprayed with DDT solution from an air- piano. The 2 fingernails give an idea of the size of the boi~er by comparison. This one was about half an inch long. A lull grown borer is twice as large. County Extension Director Marion E. Olson checked the field after the spraying and said that it was the most heavily infested of any of the many fields he has checked in the county. He found as many as 5 borers on one stalk although many had none. Extension Entomologist Harold Gundcr- son, Ames, recommends spraying if there is an average of 2 borers per stalk. Most of the borers are now in the worm stage as in the picture and Olson recommended that if p'f.u n -t ir , spraying is done to control them it should be with DDT in a large quantity of water so that it will run down between the folds of the leaves to the borer. Spraying the outside of the leaves with a high concentration of DDT wil kill few borei-s now, he said. Sedlacek has a 40 acre field of Clinton oats adjoining the con field and told of spraying half o it with 2,4-D when the oats were about 10 inches tall. Results ii less weeds and better oats are so noticeable, Sedlacek said, that he plans to use the weed killer regularly hereafter. Reports Decline in lumber of Drivers Who Fail to Post Security There has been a steady decline n the number of Iowa drivers be- ng suspended for failure to post security, following an accident, according to the monthly report of Kenneth F. Neu, director of the safety responsibility division for the commissioner of public safety. The following suspensions were reported since the lirst of the year: January 719, February 886, March 456, April 391, May 303 and June 254. In commenting, Neu said, "The day of the financially irresponsible driver is almost over in Iowa and drivers must make a choice of being financially responsible or loss of their driving privi- Gazette managing editor, must be practicing because the miniature newspaper was folded in the shape of 3-cornered panties and sealed with a safety pin. The classified advertising section includes "Wanted: Set of ear plugs so can sleep at night. Neighbors just had a baby and boast he ha.s a brand new set of 1948 deluxe vocal cords. Write Box 11," and "Wanted: Linoleum for corridor floor at hospital. Phone Adenoid 4806." "The new father is getting along as well as can be expected," according to the newspaper. "When last seen he was telling a friend to have a baby because his wife, Alberta, had just had a cigar." in The marsupial mole is not a relative of the European mole but has many similar habits. It is a small, burrowing marsupial of central Australia. George Lehman Gets Training in Aviation Pfc. George Lehman, son of Mrs. George F. Lehman, of Ventura, has begun training as an aviation engineer at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming, it has been announced by Col. J. C. B. Elliott, commanding officer. Pfc. Lehman will acquire proficiency in skills essential to the performance of the air corps such as repair and operation of automotive equipment, tractors, graders and power shovels used in airport and highway construction. Drafting, surveying, plumbing and carpentry arc some of the other subjects taught at the engineer training school. Upon completion of his training Pfc. Lehman will probably be assigned to an aviation engineer unit lege." He pointed out that although convictions were quite numerous last winter, there was a decided drop in the spring and the trend now seems to be an increase.,The convictions included all traffic violations, although the predominant ones are still operating a motor vehicle while .intoxicated and driving without a drivers license. The number of persons required to post proof with the department of financial responsibility for 3 years in the future because 2,033. of these convictions totals This week we learned that Patsy had come home. Patsy, the Shepherd and Collie dog owned by Clarence, 10, and Jerry, 4, sons of Mr. and mrs. C. A. Best, 979 Virginia S. E., disappeared about 3 weeks ago. A Jittle item \ve ran must have helped bring Patsy back for last Tuesday as we looked up from our desk there stood Clarence giving about the nicest speech of appreciation we ever heard and with it a package. * John W. Studebaker Numbered among former Mason Cityans who have achieved fume is Doctor John W. Studebaker, United States commissioner of education since 1934, who has no\v resigned to enter the magazine field. Mr. Studebaker was principal and superintendent of schools in Mason City for 2 years—1912 and 1913, going from here to become superintendent of schools at Des Moines. On July 15 Mr. Studebaker will join Scholastic Magazines, national weekly classroom publications, as vice president and chairman of the editorial board. He will supervise the correlation of Scholastic Magazmes's editorial services for English and the curricula of the junior and senior high schools. He also will assist SHrs. P. Lynch Services Held Funeral Rites Held at Catholic Church Funeral services for Mrs. Philip : iynch, 69, who died Tuesday, were held at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Friday, with Father Robert Saunders officiating. Mrs. Clint Conrey and Mrs. Bernard Tracy were in charge of flowers. Attending the services from out of the city were Mrs. Ella Ewing, and Mrs. Mabel Smaltz, and son, Chicago, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Murphy, Chariton; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lynch, Rockwell City; Mr. and Mrs. William Nickerson", and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nickerson. St. Ansgar; Mrs. Harold Brown, Carpenter; Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Murphy, South Bend, Ind.; and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Lynch, Richmond, Va. Pallbearei-s were Jack McCole, Ralph McCarron, Larry Pattee, Barney Dunn, Barney Sweeney and Jack Dorsey. Ushers were Elmer Nangle and Clint Conrey. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. The Meyer funeral home in charge. Sgt. Miller Returning From Service in Japan It was announced by 8th army officials in Sendai, 'Japan, that S/Sgt Wendell D. Miller, son of Mrs. Pearl Miller of Sutherland, has been relieved of duties with the economics section, Aomori military government team and redeployed to the UniteaJ States for separation. Sgt. Miller entered the army in August, 1946, and completed basic training at Camp Polk, Louisiana. He sailed for overseas assignment with the military government, Dec. 15, 1946. in the development of additional Scholastics Magazines for classroom use, including a new periodical for senior high school English students to be launched in September. The former Mason Cityan leaves the office of commissioner of education with some outstanding achievements on record. Immediately after being appointed he began to convert the U. S. Office of Education from merely a fact- collecting agency to a force for leadership in American education Some of the major accomplishments of his administration include: Training more than ll.OOO.OOC iviliaus lor war production. An active campaign leading t llocation of FM radio wave as ignments to schools and college or wider use of radio for educa ion. Production of more than 45 for the Confederate dead. * Memo to Roger Lyons: Your fellow collector of old automobiles now has a museum under construction in Norwalk, Conn. It will house what you know is perhaps the largest and most varied collection of old automobiles. S. L. Ruglond Latest information from sunny Hawaii is that S. L. Rugland, former dean of the Mason City Junior college, likes it there and plans to continue a resident of the islands. Mr. Rugland went to Hawaii a year ago to take over the deanship of a newly organized junior college at Schofield Barracks. During the year it became evident that the military wished to free itself from the responsibilities of financing the Schofield junior college. Arrangements were finally completed whereby the University of Hawaii will take over the quarters and operate the junior college as a j branch of the university, according to articles and pictures in Honolulu's leading newspapers, the Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin. • The former Mason Cityan was pictured in Advertiser taking part in a brief ceremony at the Schofield post headquarters turning over the keys to Doctor R. Ray Scott of the university. "We have had a good year,'' rites Mr. Rugland: "I am to as- ume the dv.ties of principal of he post high school in July. It is small school, but rather select, _aving the largest percentage of ion-oriental children of any edu- ational institution in the Hawai- an islands." Mr. Rugland succeeds A. Bruce raham, who is planning to enter he University of Iowa this fall or further study. He has a facul- y of 23 and an enrollment of 400. The former Mason Cityan's chief interest is history. He received his B.A. from Luther and Globe-Gazette Photo CAR WINS, I?IKE LOSES—This auto driven by Richard E. Curtis, 19, 817 Harrison N. W., and a bike ridden by George Leake, 36, 104 15th N. W., collided at the intersection of 2nd N. W., and Monroe Friday afternoon sending Leake to the hospital. He was reported in fair condition at Mercy hospital Saturday with scalp wounds. The car was headed north on Monroe and the bike cast on 2nd N. W. EXPERT FILM FINISHING Done In Our Own Plant Mai] Orders Accepted an M. A. from the State University uf Iowa. Also living in Hawaii is Mr. Rugland's sister, Miss Esther R. Rugland, who is with the extension division of the University of Hawaii. Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND USED MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD. ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 302 Second S. W. Phone 977 Phone 546 Central Food Mkt. Southeast Across from Postoffice Parking Space We are open every nite 'till 10 and Sundays Shop Kites Here Where It's Cool. Cool off with Cold Melons, Beer, Meats and Many More Tempting Foods Also Picnic Supplies COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE MACHINE WORK SPECIALIZING IN MOTOR REBUILDING . . . VALVE AND VALVE SEAT RECONDITIONING On Alt Types of Tractors, Trucks and Cars. DISTRIBUTORS FOR TOLEDO 8TF.ET, PRODUCTS COMPANY. MAKERS OF FINE AUTO PARTS > BERRY MACHINE & MOTOR PARTS 118 South Delaware Avenue Phone 514 AMERICAN HAMMERED RINGS

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