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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, June 28, 1948
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16 June 26, 1948 Maian City Globe-Gazette, Maiou City. U. Mason City Calendar JULY 5-1&—Beutell Brother* toy §how at Hanford Hotel. JULY lft-11—Aviation <Uy» at Municipal airport. JULY U—Odd Fellows home annual picnic. AUG. 6, 7 and ^-Junior Legion ctate baseball tournament. AUG. 6, 7 •»£ •—Governor's d * y » at Clear Lake. SEPT. S-7—North Iowa fair. HERE IN MASON CITY ? ? ? The New Look ? ? ? Fuller Brushes. Phone 1358W. Local secretary of the U. S. civil service commission, W. Earle Sheka, has received notice that applications are now being accepted for probational appointment to the positions of valuator and construction examiner. Sheka may be contacted at the postof- fice. Farm Loans—4%, no comm. Romey Realty Co. Ph. 584. Hail Insurance on crops $2 per $100. No Mutual—no assessments. Romey Realty Co. Ph. 584. Townsend club will hold its regular weekly meeting at 7:30 p. m. Monday at the P. G. & E. auditorium. Start Plans for 7949 Band Festival Visit Payne's Color Bar. Rotary club has cancelled its Monday meeting and will hold instead the annual ladies night party and induction of incoming officers Tuesday at 6:30 p. m. at the Mason City Country club. The district governor-elect of Rotary International, Cecil J. Semans of Estherville and Rotary Governor and Mrs. Dallas M. Harrison of Hampton will be guests of honor. Special out of town talent will provide the entertainment. O'Brien Paints at Shepherds. "Insurancewise." Let George or Bob Harrer do it. Phone 321. Members of the Mason City Elks lodge planned a family picnic for Sunday from 10:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. in Fritz's woods 5 miles north of Mason City on highway 65. The event is for immediate members of the family only, the announcement stated. Dow Flake Basement Dryer. Boomhower Hardware. Glass "Wax for easy cleaning. Get it at Boomhower Hdw. Mrs. William Burns of Thompson is in Park hospital following major surgery there on Thursday She entered the hospital on Tuesday. Wall washing Dy machine. Ph 812. Jacob Traub, 319 3rd N. W. was administered oxygen for one hour and 15 minutes Friday evening by Mason City firemen, em- Success Due to Work of Many Persons Board and Committee Express Appreciation Mason City is already making plans for a 1949 ' festival with bands, queens and special headline attractions. The board of directors of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, meeting with the festival committee at the Hotel Hanford Friday noon, voted unanimously to stage the big, colorful musical event again next year. President F. J. Olson was authorized to name committees to start making preparations for what will be the llth annual tforth Iowa band festival. Vas Most Successful It was the . general view of hamber's governing body that he 10th festival last Tuesday was he most successful ever held, with lie largest crowd and the best fa- ilities for handling the throng. This success, it was pointed out, vas due to co-operation and industrious, hard work by hundreds )f Mason City persons, as well as he assistance of many other communities taking part in the project. The festival committee of the chamber and its chairman, W. L. Michols, headed up the project, but scores of other groups participated. To all of these the Chamber of Commerce expressed appreciation. In Charge of Parade The junior division of the chamber, for instance, again handled the gigantic job of staging the pa- ade. The Mason City school dis- ;rict co-operated with facilities and personnel, city police and other personnel assisted. County and state authorities, including the lighway patrol, had a part. Committees from service clubs and veterans organizations served as ushers and took tickets. Several hundred women worked to provide meals for the 2,500 band members in local churches. Bandmasters Helped High in the list, among those who assisted, were the band masters of surrounding communities, who brought their bands here for the occasion. The festival committee also expressed appreciation to communities and organizations entering floats in the parade and to the Clear Lake Chamber of Comand the North Iowa fair S TRAW C By E. A. N. ^J # * * * * Showing Which Way the Wind Blows * * ploying a J and' H inhalator, a component of the department's emergency equipment, to ease breathing difficulties attributec to a coronary condition by the attending physician. Mr. Traub wa admitted to Mercy hospital wheri his condition was reported Saturday morning by officials as fair Just received new shipment o chinaware, including Syracuse Boomhower Hardware. Auto drivers \vishing- information concerning the renewal of the drivers' licenses may call at the sheriff's office between 8 a. m. and 4 p. m. weekdays and from 8 a. m. to noon on Saturday, Sheriff Cal Dwan said Saturday. They should bring their old drivers' licenses with them. The condition of Hanford "Hank" O'Leary at the Mercy hospital is reported as improving somewhat from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, though he still has periods of unconsciousness. Joan Tracy, also injured in the crash, was dismissed from the hospital on June 20. merce for loan of bleachers. The cost of the festival to Mason City businessmen was approximately $6,000. One of the main items of expense was the noon meal for band members, for which churches were paid 70 cents for each person. Part of the mileage costs was paid to each band. Biggest improvement of the festival this year was the adding of the hi pa Rhers on the west side of the field, for which the festival committee allocated funds raised previously for this purpose. The Chamber of Commerce paid $2,132 for the bleacher jacks and the planks were provided by the school district. Property of Schools The bleachers become the property of the school district and will be used for football games, with the proviso, however, that they will be available for band festivals each year. It was pointed out that without the co-operation of the school dis- Globe-Gazette Photo NURSE IN CAMP—Miss Nancy Keei'e, registered nurse of Charles City, is in camp at all times. Here she is shown pointing out some health rules to 3 of the girls, who are, from left, Dorothy Sharp, Joan Valentine and Dorothy Harness, all of Mason City. Each of the girls is from a different unit in the camp. Girl Scouts Close First Camp Week The Mason City Girl Scout camp at Clear Lake closed its first period of the 1948 -season Saturday with 50 campers from 9 North Iowa communities returning to their homes after the week's attendance. The camp will run in 8 periods, each one week long. The girls sleep in tents and are divided into units according to age. Each unit has its own staff of counselers who help the girls do their own program planning. A visitor at the camp during the day may see one group at the archery range, another getting ready for an. overnight trip and still another working on handicraft. Unit leaders are trained to see that their groups have an enriching experience at camp. Run by Girls Because Girl Scouts believe that camping is the best workshop for democracy the whole camp is run by the girls themselves through the camp council. All activities which involve the whole camp are planned by their group. The council also makes recommendations for the _weeks to come. Highlights during the first camp period included a square dance on Tuesday evening with the election of a queen for the dance. Supervision of health is considered an important part of the camp program. Miss Nancy KeeL'e, R. N., Charles City is in the camp at all times. She checks the girls' health on their arrival and takes care of the physical well being of everyone calling a doctor when it is advisable. She is a graduate of Cerro Gordo at 45% of Bond Quota Campaign Ends June 30, County Chairman Lloyd Peck Notes At the end of the 9th week of the Security Loan drive, Cerro Gordo county had only purchased 45 per cent of its quota for the 11 week campaign, it was pointed out Saturday by Lloyd A. Peck, county campaign chairman. Sales for the 9 weeks totaled $7(50,766 against a quota of $1,694,742, he said. The campaign started April 15 and ends June 30. Cerro Gordo's record compares with 47 per cent for the state as a whole, Peck said, and with 87 per cent for the top county, Lee, in southeastern Iowa. Grundy county ranks 2nd with 71 per cent. Reports for other North Iowa counties are as follows: Mitchell 61 per cent; Floyd, 53; Winnebago, 49; Kossuth, 47; Howard, 47; Butler, 47; Winneshiek, 45; Franklin, 45; Wright 43; Fayette, 41; Worth, 37, and Hancock 27. "It is time that people should begin to take seriously the drive against inflation," the chairman declared. "With living costs continuing to increase purchases of E bonds are a double-barreled investment for they are the best investment available today." Heodliner A Mason City Globe-Gazette banner line is among those displayed at the Headliner Coffee shop in Pasadena. Authority for this 5s Fred C. Wilts of Mason City, who is touring the west with his wife and 2 daughters. "This coffee shop gets its name from its one wall, which is covered with headlines of about 250 newspapers from all over the U S. A.," he wrote. "We were sitting in the 4th booth from the rear and scouring the headlines when we saw the Mason City Globe-Gazette among several Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and other big papers. "The issue we saw was April 20, 1946, home edition with this headline: 'Reveal plot to kill MacArthur.' We got quite a thrill out of this." WilU; added this typical California P. S. "And the weather has been excellent." went around Meredith's shoulders and had a breast plate with a metal arm to hold the music. But it was unsatisfactory. As he marched the music kept bobbing up and do\\n and eventually slipped off. "But I was not to be downed," Willson related. His next try was a leather band placed tightly on the biceps of his left arm with a lyre sticking up from it. Since he had to turn his head in that direction to play anyway, it seemed the ideal solution. It worked fine for a time. But the band, of necessity tight, stopped the circulation in his arm. Hence that, too, was a failure. So Willson is still looking for a suitable lyre for piccolo players in a marching band. Inventors, please note. Willson had a great time meeting old friends here. For instance, while he was directing the rehearsal of the Chamber of Commerce chorus Monday nigrht he stopped the singers in the middle of a song when he spied Earl Dean. A few minutes later he McGuire Rites Are Conducted Services Held at Holy Family Church Solemn Requiem High Mass for Richard A. McGuire, 58, was celebrated by Msgr. R. P. Murphy at Holy Family Catholic church Friday. Father Vincent Simon was deacon and sub-deacon. Father Ivan Boyd, Mr. McGuire, conductor on the Mason City and Clear Lake railroad, was accidentally killed Wednesday in a fall in the switchyards of the Mason City Brick and Tile company. Attending the services from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. John McGuire and daughter, Pat, Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Vern McGuire, Calmar; Mr. and Mrs. P. E. McGuire and daughter, Helen, McGregor; John Hendrickson, McGregor; S. W. McGuire and daughter, Sheilia, Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jacobs, Waterloo; Mrs. Myrtle Merry, Beloit, Wis., and Miss Ruth Ley, St. Louis, Mo. Pallbearers. were J. P. Gribben, Harold Miller, W. A. Berry, P. D. Gustafson, Nick Strange and J. P. Hogan. Ushers were John Ormsby and Vic Coyle. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. The Meyer funeral home in charge. trict, it would not be possible to stage the band festival in its present size. The loan oE facilities and personnel and especially the work of G. E. McEldoon, chief engineer of the school system, was appreciated by the festival committee. No Fee for Willsons Meredith Willson, composer and radio artist, came to his home town without fee for the festival. At the insistence of the festival committee he accepted $200 toward his expense of the trip. As is the situation after each festival, the committee endeavors to get all possible suggestions for ..improvement of the event. It is by "acting on most of these suggestions that the festival has become better year by year. One of the big problems continues to be seating at the grand finale. It was greatly improved this year over last and it is the plan of the committee to add more bleachers next year. Approves Memberships The Chamber of Commerce board approved membership applications of the following presented by C. F. Weaver; Les Berkholz, East State and Kentucky; Chambers Texico Service, 3 Washington S. W., Cory and Hill, 1619 South Federal; Crawford Door Sales company, 912 2nd S. W.; Credit Bureau of Mason City, Rabbi Fineberg, Atty. Vern Mettler and Huber Supply company. Past President Walker P. Walker presented a referendum on amendment of by-laws of the United States Chamber of Commerce, with recommendations of affirmative vote, which was voted by the board. the Mercy hospital in Mason City. Her qualifications include more than nursing, however, for she came to the camp as a camper and so fits into the informality of the camp, the leaders point out. Unit Leaders Unit leaders are Dorothy Sharp, Dorothy Harness and Joan Valentine, ail of Mason City. Heading the waterfront is Miss Barbara Ann Sberal of Mason City, who is a qualified Red Cross water safety instructor, having attended aquatic school at Guthrie Center in 1947 and reviewed her work in 1948 in Mason City. She is assisted by Sheila Westbury, Iowa Falls; Fannie Mae Gilpin, Northwood; Mario Phalen, Mason City and Lor Lee Pugh, Clear Lake. Handicraft specialists at the camp include Martha Ellen Thompson of Seldovia, Alaska and Janice Cromer and Helen Broadbent of Mason City. Dorothy Harness, Mason City and Mary Jo Taylor of Charles City have charge of campcraft. Joan Valentine of Mason City has charge of archery in addition to her unit activities. Dorothy Sharp, Mason City, directs dramatics and music. Marilyn Tierney supervises games and hiking. On the administrative staff are Mrs. Carl Fick, director; Mrs. Joe Sberal. business manager; William Welden, handyman, and Mrs. Welden and Betty Welden, Iowa Falls, cooks. Billy Parks and Dick Toplifl of Mason City act as assistants to the handyman and cook. Globe-Gazette Photo GIRL SCOUTS NAME QUEEN—Not to be outdone by the band festival in Mason City this week, Girl Scout units at the Mason City camp at Clear Lake held a "queen" election of their own. Chosen for the honor was Vcrlene Huehn of Eldora, shown in the center. The attendant at her right is Mary Lou Miller of Manchester and at her left is Jean Valentine of Mason City. That gracefully draped royal robe contrived for the queen 'pears to be a blanket hastily snatched from a cot and the Ulistle-like gown the sheet and pillow from the bed. S/Sgt. Robert Schinnow Rites to Be Held Monday EXPERT FILM FINISHING The body of Staff Sgt. Robert E. Schinnow, who died in New Guinea, Nov. 9, 1944, will be returned to Mason City Monday at 10 a. m. via the Rock Island Lines. Services will be conducted at 2 p. in. Monday at the Major Memorial chapel, with the Rev. Alvin N. Rogness, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Sgt. Schinnow was born Sept. 15, 1913, in Mason City. He entered the service in December, 1942, and went overseas May, 1943, and was first stationed in Australia. As a civilian he was employed at the Jacob E. Decker and Sons packing plant. Surviving are his wife and 3 children, his mother, Mrs. Bertha Smith, and his father, Amil Schin- now, all of Mason City, and 2 brothers, Emmett Schinnow, Mason City, and Herbert Schinnow, Nora Springs. . Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery The Major funeral home in charge. # * 35c Done In Our Own Plant Mail Order* Accepted Air Reservists to Discuss July 4 Flight at Meeting There will night "E" of be a meeting of the 570th bomb squadron and the 282nd composite squadron at 8 p. m. Wednesday, June 30, at 325 North Fedoral. Films and a discussion period with ^f more about the planned cross- country flight to Chicago on July 4 will follow the lecture. Kanawha —John Goodridge, Ernest Carr, Harm Riekens and W. F. Hoelscher arc on a fishing trip to St. Cloud, Minn. Frank Brose Rites Held Funeral services for Frank V Brose, 65, who died Thursday following a long illness, were held Saturday afternoon at the chape of the McAuley and Son lunera home, with the Rev. Wilbur F Dierking, p«stor of the First Pros byterian church, officiating. Mrs. Roscoc E. Patton playec obsequial music on the organ. Mrs. Roy Myers and Mrs. Wil liam Blnckmarr were in charg of flowers. Members of the Odd Fellow lodge and Canton Phoenix, an ROBERT E. SCHINNOW —Staff Sergeant the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers attended the services in groups. Attending the services from out of the city were Emil Brose and Miss Elma Brose, Clear Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Lylc Brose, Madison, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brose, Northfield, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. James Schradle, Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. L. Bartlett, Manly; and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sherman, Clear Lake. Pallbearers were Jack Dickin^on, Harry Vick, Roy Wolf, Tom Ncedham, Oliver Repp and Alfred Diercks. Burial was at Oakwood cemetery at Plymouth. The McAuloy and Son funeral homo in charge. \ 500 Enrolled for Boy Scout Camp Season Staff Completes! Week Training Under Director Duitman Camp Roosevelt at Clear Lake Saturday was ready to receive the first unit of Boy Stouts who will total more than 500 before the camping season is over, according to Camp Dirfector Allan Duitman. The schedule calls for 112 Scouts and their leaders to arrive Sunday afternoon from Woolstock, Charles City, Grafton, Ackley, Clarksville, Eagle Grove, Rudd, Rockford, Northwood and Mason City. According to Camp Committee Chairman Jay Tubbessing, the camp is in excellent condition. The director and his camp staff have been at camp for 2 weeks getting it in shape and undergoing a period of staff training. Friday afternoon members of the council camping committee and the health and safety committee conducted the pre-camp inspection. Several new features have been added to the program to help Scout leaders conduct their program while at camp, Duitman said. One of these which leaders feel will have a lot of appeal is the making of fishing tackle and instruction in its use. Carl Dwyer, Mason City, a member o£ the Winnebago council board, will spend several evenings instructing camp leaders in the art of fly tying and bait making, besides instruction in casting. Camp leaders repor the fish are biting well. Eagle Scout in Charge Carl Pesch, Rowan, has developed some material in the camp craft demonstration area. He is an Eagle Scout and will be in charg of the activity program during th summer. Horton Bolin, Scoutmaster at Hanlontown, is in charge of the waterfront assisted by Jack Grove of. Mason City and Dave Geddes of Hampton, both veteran members of the camp Roosevelt staff. Bolin and Geddes have returned recently from the national training school for waterfront directors. Elmer Gates, Charles City, a member of the camp committee, has been qt camp all week and completed some improvements in the kitchen. Le Roy Pesch, Rowan, who for the past 2 years has been handicraft instructor at camp has been up several times the past week to help Norman Kerr of Charles City and Leon Lorentzen of Nora Springs as they prepare to conduct this program for 1948. Built Rustic Fence Scoutmaster Harry Ward, Shell Rock, spent several days at camp last week, building a rustic fence in the parking area and helping his son, Don Ward, and Alfred Gilbert of Mason City get the camp supply house in order. Tom Kelly, psage, has been setting up the rifle range. Tom attended the world jamboree in France last summer, as did Dave Geddes, a member of the waterfront staff. Carroll Usher of Rowan arrived to take over the job of helping Mrs. Bolin in the dining hall. Mrs. Elmer Gates from Charles City will again be camp cook. She has been there during the last week getting things in order. She will be assisted by Mrs. Harriet Bohlen, Clear Lake, and Jim Kelly of Osage, a veteran member of the staff. Jix Lloyd Jones will again Shirley Eyler is the 8th in that distinguished array of girls to be named queen of -the North Iowa band festival. The idea of naming a queen from among competing communities started at the 3rd festival in 1938, when Shirley Morgan of Sheffield was named queen. In 1939 it was Marjoric Smith of Clarion; 1940, Charlotte Ann Foss Belmond; 1941, Alberta Joslyn Clear Lake; 1942, Bethel Lashbrook, Osage; 1946, Marilyn Fowler, Greene, and 1947, Elaine Broessel, Monona. Participating in the events were a total of several hundred girls, selected by their home communities. stopped just as abruptly, plowed through the front ranks to the back row to shake the hand of Reuben Nyquist. It was the same with several other ol<J timers. Readers^of the American Helicopter this month came across an interesting article by Mason City's Speed Wallace on how a midwest newspaper provides copter rides for newsboys. Wallace has a number of articles appearing in June Meredith Willson One of the big problems that faced Meredith Willson back 25 years ago when he played the piccolo in the municipal band here was that there was no adequate lyre for holding music for such an instrument in a marching band. He is still looking for a solution of this problem, he told bandmasters while here for the band festival. Back in his Mason. City days Willson really worked on the problem. Realizing that the position in which a piccolo or flute is held makes it impossible for a lyre to be fastened to it as on other instruments, Willson presented the problem to the late Albert Buschgens, then a harness maker. The leather expert obliged by contriving a harness affair that Land Description Only an abstractor could unravel such legal descriptions as the following discovered Friday by veteran in this business, Hugh H. Shepard: "Commencing at the southeast corner of town plat of Clear Lake village, thence south 52 degrees, west to the south line of Dickerson land as it stood in November, 1856, thence east to corner on township line between Dickerson and M. Tuttle, thence north on township line far enough to make one acre (by running west to town plat) thence west to. town plat, thence south 38 degrees east to place of beginning, all being in northeast quarter of section 13, township 96, range 22, west of 5th principal meridian, except the piece of land sold and conveyed to H. K. McKinstray Oct. 22, 1870, and recorded in book N of deeds, page 588, Cerro Gordo county records." Vo. 22 in Series— r athers and Sons Working Together in Mason City Globe-Gazette Photo IN THE GARAGE BUSINESS—Another, father and son combination employed together in Mason City is V. A. and "Shorty" Reid, operators of the Bee Line garage, pictured above checking the camber, a part of the front wheel alignment, of an automobile in : their shop. _ The elder Mr. Keid has been continuously associated with the garage profession since he moved to Mason City 33 years ago, and in 1937, he founded his own establishment at the present site, 25 2nd S. W. "Shorty" Reid was actively affiliated with the firm on a full time basis for approximately a year prior to entrance into the army, where he attained the rank of captain in the infantry, for a 5 year tour of service. Following his release from the military and be camp clerk. his subsequent return to Mason City in 1947, he reassumed duties in the business. The father is a member of the Masonic and Elks fraternal organizations, and the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. Fishing constitutes his favorite form of recreation. The son, a member of the V. F. W., has very limited time at his disposal for relaxation, for he is subject to 24 hour wrecker service call. When not engaged in wrecker operations, he is a member of the shop personnel. Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND USED MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD. ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 302 Second S. W. Phone 977 COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE MACHINE WORK SPECIALIZING IN MOTOR REBUILDING . . . VALVE AND VALVE SEAT RECONDITIONING On All Types of Tractors, Trucks and Cars. DISTRIBUTORS FOR TOLEDO STEEl, FROmiCTS COMPANY. MAKERS OP FINK AUTO PARTS BERRY MACHINE & MOTOR PARTS 118 South Delaware Avenue Phone 514 AMERICAN HAMMERED RINGS

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