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February 19, 1954

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

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F»b. 19, ' _ 1954 M»ton CHj- Globe-Gaiette, MasoQ City. Plant Issues 2 New Textbooks Expansion Seen in Book Publishing Three women were at work on the final touches. While one at tached, the headbands, the other two pasted with deft strokes the blue board covers to (he pages tha had been gathered, trimmed anc sewed together. A new book was born. This "casing in" was the last of a long line of operations thai brought the book into being--re search, writing, editing, printing, folding, gathering, sewing, trimming and rounding. From the "casing in" table the books went into a press to stay until dried. Then they were ready for inspection and ultimately for shipment'to eager, young readers all over Iowa. The "casing in" of books, to say nothing of the printing and sewing, was nothing new to the .Klipto Loose Leaf Company, but this time the work had special significance. Special pains had been taken in all steps of production anc there was every expectation that more of these books would be printed and circulated over the state than ever before had been printed in Mason City. Supply Need The books, educators said, supplied a most essential need in Iowa If that is so then the 10,000 copies printed now will be followed by other printings so that the 20,000 schools in the state served by Klipto's distribution system can put them into use. Mr. and Mrs. Hans Tofte; owners and managers of Klipto, have made certain that these books--one a history of Iowa and the other, a vol time on the state government-were of high perfection. They first made sure the books had back cf them authentic research and that they were well written in language that would appeal to grade students. They also went to special pains to make them attractive and of similar size, the history in red and the government book in blue. Also provided were special workbooks to be used in the classroom. Justifiably Proud There is a justifiable pride in the Toftes when they hand over a copy of cither book and let you page through to note the attractive ty pography, the excellent job of printing and the pictures, as well as see how easily one is led into reading an opening paragraph. North lowans know something about the history book, "Iowa, Beautiful Land," written by Jessie Merrill Dwelle of Nora Springs, revised for this special edition by the talented Ruth Wagner, associate editor of Midland Schools. In a beautiful red cover with gold lettering and a reproduction of the Iowa flag, this is a book anyone would be proud to own. It 5s packed with 266 pages of interesting history of Iowa with · n u m e r o u s pictures of historic significance. Mrs. Dwclie's book has already received favorable attention over the state and her many friends will be interested in the reception of the new volume. Just as interesting and attractive is the companion volume, "Iowa Government," an^Iowa civics book written for seventh and eighth graders. Suggested by Toftes The government book is divided into three parts, the first dealing with -the organization of the national government, the second with the structure of the Iowa govern- the basic functions of government. dent-of the Clinton County schools, tion. This is the way the authors ex- in living, understandable terms: "During World War II many publish books that will add to the young men had thrilling adven- educational resources of the state tures. We want to tell of two. A and help build Mason City as a young man from Iowa, Delmar book publishing center. Wiley, was shot down out of the air on the sea. He managed to get into a rubber boat and for several days drifted about the sea until he came to an island. No Rules Needed "While he was alone on the sea he had no need for government. 'What little he had lie used as he . No rules about. "About Rickenbacker with a party of men cemctcrv t_U!l C n l c r * ft fnntlnrl «..» *U _ I __ ·* * was also stranded on the sea in to them would have lived. . . . : "In the first case there was no government i n lhe d casfi ^-^^^TM a ?^^\S^"^f h ^^ h «^-«.Dealer' in M/rtlo.for a obey form the people. We call Adding of ° publication of 1 these volumes is the fact that up to this time; there history or government for use in Survivors are his widow, the for- Cafourek of Albert'Lea, two daugh- crs, Mrs. Fred J. (Ruth) Luksik «,,, tit r i.. -V" ," ence), Westrum of Austin, eight i*,i », « r i ll f °n. tl ? cse books grandchildren,' four sisters and one ftv) jyw the full facilities of the brother. A BOOK IS BORN--Laura Bartholomew (left) and Tillie' Freese work "casing in" the new "Iowa Government" books at the Klipto Loose Leal: Company plant in Mason City after Rosie Burg-ess (in the background) lias attached the headbands. The three process about 350 books a clay. Klipto Loose Leaf Company will go into their distribution. Well Situated . For this job the company is well situated. It has three salesmen covering the state, visiting school officials. These are all former school men who know and understand the needs of schools. Klipto has for years supplied schools with many special services. One of them is the school officers' package containing in proper order t h e blanks a n d forms n e e d e d lliroughout the year. The company likewise has salesmen covering the state to provide record books for county officials. Although the publication of these new books is an historic occasion .n the long, eventful history of ·vliplo, it can be said that printing jooks is far from new in the company's experience. Every y e a r for many years the company has printed such- state government books as the huge Commerce Commission report, the Yearbook oi Agriculture, the ; report of the Li cmor Control Commission anc many others. It also publishes the a n n u a l report of the Grand Lodge of Iowa,-A. F. A. M. Sfarted iri LeMars Many of these activities reach jack for decades. Others came !nto use under the management of the Toftes, who acquired the plant in 1949. While Mr. Tofte was jone on special service for the Army both in Tokyo and in the Pentagon, Mrs. Tofte carried on. The Klipto plant, however, has its roots deep in the past. At the .ime the first log cabin was being built in Mason City in 1853, a bold pioneer started a printing plant at Le Mars which through several changes of ownership and a change in place 'of operation finally evolved into the present Klipto Loose Leaf Company in Mason City. The LeMars Printing Company, as it was known then, was moved to Mason City in 1908 and in 1923 was merged with the Klipto Loose Leaf Company of San Francisco, taking the latter name.-' 100 Years Old In 1953 both Mason'City and the Klipto Loose Leaf Company observed the centennial of their birth, Mason City with a giant celebra- ment and the third with some of tion and Klipto with ambitious plans for an expansion in book pub- It was written at the suggestion of Hshing calculated to make Mason the Toftes by Jack T. Johnson, as- City not only the midwest's center sociate professor of political sci-for the m a n u f a c t u r e of brick, tile ence, State University of Iowa, and cement, but. also in the dis- and Fred C. Boworsox, superinten- semination of culture and educa The Klipto Loose Leaf Company plained the question, "What is Gov- having met important needs in the ernment?" by putting the answer educational field in Iowa, will be looking for other opportunities to Farmer, 66, Dies Near Glenville GLENVILLE, M i n n . -- Funeral services for Jerome A. Cafourek with the Rev. Stanley Hanson offi- Burial was in the London Mr. Cafourek was born in Lyle rubber iifc boats His group had to «"»V.L.H,» » V ur, uum m i^ic JH uis svz years in condemned follow rules Had thov nnt nnnA nf · m u- S P ancl spent . ms entir c life row, the young man--with an 1Q them wS'ha^S"° U St - Olaf ° * genius-has taken his own Hospital in Austin Saturday. Mr. Cafourek was well known in years, he had been living on a interest to the farm in Oakland Township. BOOK IN PRESS--After books are "cased in" they are placed by Henry Mataloni in this press to dry, coming out shaped in their final form ready for sale or shipment. HANS TOFTE MRS. HANS TOFTE ·\. Prison Author May Never See His Book in Print SAN QUENTIN, Calif. ( U P ) -Caryl Whittier Chessman, a young \j i j i ?» liiLLiui v-iiTjaajj i tin, u y uuity i --· " -- - « » · · « · · · ·- man whose first book has been on t!lc alarm, accepted for publication may never see the published copy. The date of publication is July 2G, and he's scheduled to die in San Quentin's gas chamber in May or June. Chessman, 34, is in the prison's death row awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on his final appeal, which he has little hope of winning. He has exhausted all T venues in the state's court, and the nation's highest court has already twice turned down appeals. The former Los Angeles "lover's ane" bandit was the first man loomed tinder California's "little Jndbergh" law-kidnaping w i t h bodily harm. He was convicted of 17 counts of robbery, kidnapping, and at- .cmpted rape. In his 5'/z years in condemned row, the young man--with an 1Q movie rights. A law school is in terested in several chapters for publication in a quarterly review. ALARMING NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (UP)--A thief took $200 from a burglarproof drug store. Proprietor Henry Z. Karanian said he forgot to turn Veterans Guide-Groceries on Credit Not Army Affair By MAJ. THOMAS M. NIAL AP N*ws Where can:I find out what kind of or*an veterans benefits he's eligible for?" The Veterans Administration has handy booklet which completely lescribes most of the federal bene- :i(s to which Korean vets are en- .itled. You can pick up one at any VA office. From a reader in Kentucky: ' gave a soldier's wife more than $100 in groceries on credit. Without saying me, she moved to another state. I've written to the soldier and his wife but they've refused to y the account. Is there any way of collecting through the Army?" No. The only recourse you have is to get your lawyer to- take civilian legal action. 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In July, 1952, the pension of a widow of a World War I vet was increased from $42 to $48 a month if she has rib dependents. For a widow with one dependent the amount was increased from $54 to $60 a month. For additional dependents, the allowance for each was raised from $G a month to $7.20. From Mrs. D.E. of the Bronx, BOE 1 0 5 E A S T S T A T E W A T _ C H - D I A M O N D B-O-E Best of Everything York: f.'My son was inducted of factors, such as space in Tcxasiservice - connected dlss nto the Army about 18 months ago. hospitals, etc. If you need any help crensed in severity. For fin filing Ilio nhnlipnlinn vni: run rnirnnsns. thcro 1113V ' 1 on filing the application you can get it from.the lied Cross or any veterans organization. From R.T. of Owensboro, Ky.; "How long is the tour of duty in Korea for men in the Air Force?" Under normal circumstances the tour is now 12 months. 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