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Albert Lake Retires From Building After 60 Years Albert L. .Luke, 191 Crc.sceut Drive, who has been in construction work more than half a century, plans to rclirc this spring, having many large construction jobs in tho Midwest lo his credit as well ii.s more than 150 homes in 'Mason City. His work in building goes back to his native land oC Norway when he entered the Ilolmoy Arbcid oÂ« Tekncskulc in 1894. After graduation from this school in 1898 he went to England and in 1890 had two offers to go to Australia or North America. Lake decided upon America and In the spring of 1899 sailcti for Quebec, Canada, and then went on to St. Paul, Minn. He met F. B, Larson while in a hotel at St. 1'aul and took his first job witli him as a lumber dealer at SJayton, Minn. Joins in Muskegon After completing a church, him-, Â· h e r yaVd and other buildings in that town, he joined the Miiskcgon Construction Engineering Corn-! pany of Muskcgon, Mich., in the s p r i n g of 1902 as foreman and worked for the f i r m more than 10 years. Among the construction jobs he how to finance t i home repairs = .l if If you need money for home or other property improvements, come to us for an FHA- insured loan. You can rcroof . . ; repaint and redecorate . . . repair the heating plant, or plumbing system . . . i m p r o v e the kitchen . . . add screens, awnings . . . in fact, you can finance practically any property improvement on the FHA I'ay-out-of- Incomc Plan. Loans for terms up to three years; m o n t h l y payments. FHA rates are low -- $5 discount per $100 per year. No down-payment. Let us show you how easy it is to modernize the FHA way. United Home Bank Trust Co. M r i n b r r Federal I S t s c r v e Sjilem M e m b e r Federal Depotit I n s u r a n c e Corporation Oivncil anil Opernleil liy Your I-'rlciuls unrt N e i g h h o r n Mason City's Only Home Owned Bank j t h o s a m e c . . school at Keillsvillc, Wis. B u i l d s "at Sioux F a l l s In !!)()(; Lake went lo Sioux Falls, ^S. Â· 1)., for the Muskegon Construction Company and built tho Ma- isonic Temple, a high school and 'other buildings. In 1908 he built jthe East Liverpool, Ohio, bank, and j a church ill Cleveland, Ohio. Lake r e t u r n e d ' , lo Michigan in ,1009 and buill al G r a n d Rapids, .Lansing and other lowns and con(Strutted a dam al Three Rivers, Mich. In iuu he built one of lhe .University of Wisconsin buildings and a three story a p a r t m e n t buiki- A L B E R T L. LAKE compleled as foreman for the firm was a bank al Mounlain Lake, M i n n . , a roundhouse at Mankalo, M i n n . , a church at Currie, M i n n . , school al Red Wing, Minn. In IDO-I he was promoted ' t o '. simcrinlun- d u n t of conslruclion and estimator for lhe saint 1 firm and was sent lo Junction City mid Fort Riley, Kan. He buill a .church al Junction Ing near lhe campus at Madison Wis.. Then in 1913 he wenl to Lafayette Incl., and built a church and school. He remained with 'Â· the Muskccgon Conslruclion and Engi necring Company in general construction and engineering work until July 3, 19M, when Jacob J. Olson, president of lhe firm gave him a lellcr of recommendation, which he slill has. Came to Mason City Lake came lo Mason City a l l h a l time and joined B. L. Slrallon as superintendent of construclion. He worked for him three years, lie buill lhe Chicago Great Western Railroad passenger slalion in Mason City in 1915, lhe library and bank al Garner in 1915, the bank at Goodell in 1916 and the bank at K a n a w h a in 1917. In 1918 lie left the services of Slralton to join the armed services with the. Sixth'Company, 20lh Engineers, which was mobilized al lhe A m e r i c a n University, Washington D. C. Lake was among lhe first 600,000 Americans lo arrive in France, sailing in lhe spring of 1918, and wenl into the front lines when only the French troops were in that sector. The decoration of the Lorraine Cross was designed by special order lo be worn by the company as a distinction of service al lhe front. Married in Chicago After service at Alsace-Lorraine, Lake returned lo the United Slates in J u n e 1919 and received his dis- arge June 20 al Fort DCS Moincs. OUR CARPET CUSTOMERS ARE SATISFIED We don't just "sell" CARPET here at Weber Carpel Co. We cut, f i t , hand sev/, lay and pad carpal of your choice . . . and no job is complete until you're happy. That's v/hy, through the years, more and more folks v i s i t Webers. "CARPET HEADQUARTERS" in Mason City. OUR CUSTOMERS ARE S A T I S F I E D WEBER CARPET CO. 616 North Federal Phone 931 in Chicago. And on June 25 he received an offer to go to Springfield, .Mo., lo supervise con- struution for the Olsen Construction Company of that city. Lake worked at Helena, Ark., and Vicksburg, Miss., and although there was plenty of building in the south, lie planned lo return to the north because they found lhal the s'oulhcrn climate did not agree with Mrs. Lake. Since he was in Mason City be fore the war, they came here to m a k e ihcir home. Lake started his own business in 1920 and first built a bank and other buildings at Garner, then a church at Goodell, storc buildings, and then the Clear Lake Fish Hatchery. Later he conslrucled Radio Chapel in Mason Cily and built many olher buildings. In 1933 he quit construction work and started building houses. During lhe lime he was in this busi- ness he built more than 150 homes in the area. Now he plans lo quit the building business al a lime when lhe average conlraclor has his own power equipment, and everything is different from lhe melhods used when Lake started building. At thai time it was mostly a handicraft pccupalion; today it is largely mcchSnical. But Lake says he has had a wonderful GO years at it. Home's Needs in 1954 Can Be Predicted Mosl of Ihc major expenses of home owning can be foreseen and budgeted, the same as expenses in f a m i l y l i f e . Anticipating home repairs is economical, for often a small amount of work done in time will prevent further damage and greater expense. Here is a check list for home repairs that may help in budgeting needed funds in advance: The bathroom--peeling paint or crumbling plaster around the tub c a Us for more than half-measures. Installation of a waterproof material will eliminate the problem. The roof--a visual inspection is usually enough to indicate Ihe condition of the roof. Neglected repairs may mean waler stains or plaster or wallpaper in the interior of the home--and further expense. Outside paint--letting old paint peel or flake is costly, for often portions of it will have to be removed and the cleaned area spot- painted. The porch--wooden porch floors rot in a few years in many localities. In d a m p areas a good plan is to replace the old floor with weatherproof tile or cement. The kitchen--in most homes the kitchen built a generation ago is outdated and usually inconvenient. Perhaps a real kitchen remodeling, with new equipment and more cabinets should bo the 1954 project. Light fixtures--some old light fixtures are graceful and well styled, }Â£ they are not, they date a house badly and should be replaced. Safety--Check every part of the nouse for safety. Even a minor hazard should be eliminated immediately. VYUI j\u-u UH, consumer ncmanu turn- jt"vi5Â»am it.nuiui a ing up. The prospect is that the for D u i l d i n c o m p l e t e drop will not be long or severe. schemes based on selections STOP COLD...BEFORE IT ENTERS YOUR HOME! Yes, cold is stopped before it gets inside when a Lennox Perima-flo Heating System is guarding your comfort. Slim air diffusers in the floor put a curtain of warm, clean air over cold windows and walls. Drafts can't start. Floors stay warm. No other heating system can match Lennox Perima-flo for true indoor comfort. Ideal for any type of home ... old or new. Your Lennox Dealer For Over 40 Years Ray E. PauleyCo.jnc . PHONE 963 425 SO, F E D E R A L MASON CITY P H O N E 122 13 NO. 4th S T R E E T C L E A R LAKE Need Decorating Help? Gef Your Copy of This Free Booklet . . . featuring Textured Effects in ARMSTRONG'S LINOLEUM See how easy it is to give your floors texture and color at low cost. Beautiful j styles for every room. Free estimates. SEE THE FEATURE GROUP THE PLACE TO GO FOR THE NAMES YOU KNOW BAILEY'S Floor Coverings Mason City, Iowa 22 Second N. E. Phone 393 BUSINESS MEMO SLOW D E C L I N E IN BUSINESS R E P O R T E D The slow decline in business Suc, havp moved from Mason City lo Crejco to make their new home. * * * - Â» Â« Â· - .;i\srv U V V . J J J 1 I J I I I l / U f t J I I C n a alT" " tivity is still underway, accompan- COOK E M P L O Y E S AT icd by a further rise in unemploy- COLOR P L A N N I N G SCHOOL mcnt and decline of interest rates, Mason City employes of the Cook according to "Building Industry," Paint and V a r n i s h Company as the First National Banks sees it Panned to attend an all day meet- I mt ' ' f ,. ., I ' _ ,, 4 1 - J i * I n r t O * I n rl r. it I _ T -._ Â» Â« _ ! _ - . I in "Looking Ahead." ing Sunday in DCS Moines where Â·j'jvjinn^ / u j u a v ^ , -- o -- -- Â·Â·Â«*Â· j Â«** i^t-.a JTJ u j i i c a w i l d I; When docs the adjustment end t h e v wiil be introduced lo Ihe new and the upturn start again? Color Planning program launched *vÂ» mv- u j J L U l f j O l c J J L a g U J J t i . Â· -- Â· * * Â» f * j Â£ j^* W Â£ * a lit MalllHJllcU. Early a u t u m n , 1954, is the official by lhe company, according to t*/Wl ri f'i ff\ _ _ 4 i . Â«-.-- T* 1 _ I t i l_ A \\\C\ m ft C \1 *1 I n t i m m s *-w n n n r ^ Â« Â« ^ t forecast for a turn. It's then that surplus goods are expected to be tnc storc ' worked off/consumer demand turn CONSTRUCTION IS BRIGHT SPOT IN '54 The construclion industry is a bright light in the business picture. New conslruclion in J a n u a r y amounted to $2.4 billion. That's 9 per cenl less lhan December, bul 3 per cent ahead of January 1953. Construction chalked up a banner vcar in 1953, both for money soenl and for physical volume. It's going strong in 1954. Home starts in 1954 arc scl a I one million plus by lhe National Association of Home Builders. The housing induslry will get a shol in lhe a r m . Look for lower down payments, easier home improvement loans, more freedom in design and longer term loans. The goal is lo keep lhe induslry humming al a rale of one million starts per year. * # Â·*Â· RICHARD F R A S E R F R A Z E R OPENS STUDIO AT CRESCO Thomas Malowney, manager of The program features a device color some 1,500 decorators' colors. The meeting will be allended by prominent dealers of this area as well as represcntalives from Ollumwa, Fort Dodge, Boone, Iowa City and "7edar Rapids. M a r k Lovelace, store supervisor of Cook's Omaha Division, and Clifford 0. Bralten, advertising manager for Cook Paint and Varnish Company, Kansas City, Mo., will conduct lhe presenlalion. NEW T R A I L TO BLACK HILLS The new Easl-Wesl Highway Association is promoting Highway 18 as lhe best, most scenic east-wesl tourist roule lo lhe Black Hills. Slandard highway signs will be placed along lhe highway this spring. Signs of yellow and red design /ill be the forerunner of much publicizing of the route. The association at present includes representatives of towns along the highway Andes, S.D. MaÂ«on Clijr GJobe-Giielte, Mssoa City, I*. fi\). JO 1954 T-n i i we in 11 A H , . . , United Air Lines photo TO L I V E IN HAWAII--Hobert Duncan Jr., former telegraph editor for the Mason City Globe-Gazette, is shown with his wife on their arrival in Honolulu. Mr. Duncan will take over reporter's job with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He is the son of .Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Duncan 1305 Monroe N. W. Pavik-Huskamp Wedding Is Held SWEA CITY -- At the S a c r e dj ,, Â» --- --= ; Heart Catholic Church in Ledyard all the way from Spencer to Lake Janice Huskamp, Swea City and A n n p c x T i Â» r i - -^ -. . ' Bell Flare Malvin Pavik, Armstrong, were 1 | . . , - i . ..Â»Â«.. in *.u-, t n, f-Li i n a i i u n g , wirjt. In addition to the highway signs, married. The bride is lhe daughter ans include larger signs near of. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Huskamp U.S. Highway mlerseclions, bro- Swea City, and the bridegroom the enures and publicity tracts about son of Mr. and Mrs A C Pavik scenic areas along the highway, and promotional work wilh travel agencies throughout the East and Midwest. W I T T E N B E R G STARTS NEW BUSINESS HERE The Wittenberg Implement Company has started in business in Mar.on City at 2104 S. Federal, former site of Farm Equipment Supply. The company is operated by Gideon A. Wittenberg, formerly with (he Case Company. rmstrong. The double ring ceremony was jrformed by the Rev. Fr. Bernard tontag. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She was ttended by Miss Ann Vislisel, who ; taking nurses training in Cedar apids. The bridegroom was at- ;nded by his twin brother, Alvin avik, Ames. The flower girl, was ane Pavik of Rolfe. Thomas Anerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Anderson of Ledyard, was ring earer. The ushers included Bill , . . . , . , , i_ Â« s , Â« * w v . i ut U011CL3 111HUUCU -Dili \\itlenberg has been in Mason Huskamp, brother of the bride, and City about four years. He came here from Garner, where he was reared. The Wittenberg Implement Company will cover Cerro Gordo Coun ty and handles such lines as Allis Richard Fraser, former mana- Chalmers and New Holland farm ger of the Russell Studio in Mason City since 1949, has opened hi: own photographic studio at Cresco He purchased the Reliable Studio there and has re-opened it as the Fraser Studio. v Mr. and Mrs. Fraser and their 15-months-old daughter, Cynthf LIGHTINS SERVICE Â· Pluned far n*w home* or Commercial IJ(htlD( Our lighting specialist in your area is Nord Siglin, 241 28th St. S. W. Phone S359-J lA/CCTftkl VÂ¥ C9 I WPI COMPANY 1011 QBAJVTD PHONE 2-913Â« Des Moines, Iowa TAPPAN 30 inch GAS RANGE Â· Super capacity Â· Space-saving dimensions Â· Matchless value King-size oven -- Holds complete oven meal for 30 people. Waist-high broiler -- within convenient reach. Line-of-sight valve panel -smartly styled, angled to keep valve handles cool. Easj'-to-rcad handle markings. Clock with 3Vj hour timer -Self-starling eleclric clock for all timing operations. Matchless lighting -- of all burners, including oven and broiler. Fluorescent top light -- full width of range. Â· Trade In Your Present Range Â· Convenient Terms BOOMHOWER HARDWARE squipment The company employ, six at the present time in the sale and service departments. Mr. and Mrs.; Wittenberg an their three children, Mary Ann Patty and David, live at 1034 Thir S.VV. * * #Â· MISS STONE RETURNS FROM BUYING TRIP Miss Ardell Stone, manager o Wolf's Fashion Centre, has re urned from a two weeks buying .rip lo New York markets. She pur hased n e w spring fashions in :oals, suils, dresses and sporls- vear for women and junior misses. Fire Destroys Barn, Contents Near Aredale AREDALE--Fire deslroyed lhe arn on a f a r m tenanted by Lloyd Dodd three miles northwest of here ^riday night, resulting in the loss if the building and its contents in- :luding some livestock. The build- ng also contained some hay and ials. The origin of the fire could not be determined. Departments from Aredale, Dougherty and Sheffield helped fight the flames. A chicken house on the farm ignited but was extinguished before t was completely destroyed. The oss had not been determined Saturday. Gl Discharged, Signs Up Again CHARLES CITY--Sgt. 1/c Keith L Broege, who has been stationed ;t Camp Atterbury, Ind., since his eturn from Korea a b o u t two months ago, received his honorable discharge Feb. 13 at Camp Carson, ",olo. Broege has re-enlisted for an- ither three years. After a 30-day urlough which he is spending with is wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ped Limbke, he will return lo Colo- ado the latter part of March. AIRMEN TRANSFERRED RUDD--Arlyn L, Lackore, son of Tr. and Mrs. Elvin Lackore of Rudd, and Dean Giltner of Ottum- va, who have been attending elec- ronics and radio school in Colorado have been transferred to EUs- vorlh Air Force Base in Soulh Da- cota. Bolh recently visited at the '.ackore home. CANCER FILM SHOWN GRAFTON--A cancer film was hown recently at the Minerva tudy Club meeting by Mrs. Loraine Moore. The next meeting is ;cheduled to be held Monday at the home of Mrs. Ethel Miller with .Irs. Dale Peterson of Osage to lemonstrate interior decorating. The Saddlery Manufacturers Association disbanded ;in 1953 after membership dwindled to 17 firms The annual business rot its mem bers shrank from , $50,000,000 in .910 to $3,000,000. in 1952. 'incent Pavik, brother of the bride [room. Another brother of t h e iridegroom, Lawrence Pavik, was oloist. Mrs. A. \V. Schuller of Mai ard was organist. The bride was graduated from Irant T o w n s h i p Consolidated School and has since been em ployed as assistant to Dr. H. Jer ome Kolloski, Fairmont, Minn. The bridegroom was graduated Irom the Swea City High School and attended the Estherville Junior Col lege.'He is employed at the Mont gomery Ward store in Fairmont. Following* the ceremony a recep :ion was held in the social rooms of the Vchurch. After a week's trip ;outh, the couple will live in Fairmont. ome in Faulkner. Heg Wagner and Fannie Dale vere married at Wilton Junction new 1954 Spring-Summer Fashion "eb. 25, 1904, and have lived their Book is agog from cover to cover ntire life in Franklin County. For with exciting new-season styles and boul 10 years they lived on a ideas for easy sewing and smart arm one mile from their present going from breakfast until bed- arm home, then moved to the lime! In color, Ihis book includes arm where Mr. Wagner was^ born, up-to-the-last-minute fashion fore- casls for every age, every size, every occasion! Yours for only an addilional 25c. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner are the arents of five children: Glee Wager of Hamplon, Howard Wagner f Geneva, Joe Wagner and Rusell Wagner of Hampton, Mrs. taurice Smilh of Ackley. They ave 17 grandchildren and two real grandchildren. The Wagners re members of the Geneva Meth- dist Church. Enters County Attorney Race CRESCO--C. J. Anderson, Cresco ttorney, took out nomination pa- ers this week for the Republican xst as Howard County attorney. fhe post is now held by Frank ,E1- vood of Cresco, who is seeking the Republican nomination as state enator for the Howard-Winneshiek ounty area. OFFICERS ELECTED CHARLES-CITY-Miss Emma oepfer was elected president of he Wa-Tan-Ye Club at a meeting t the St. Charles Hotel. She will ucceed Mrs. Russell Blunt. Other fficers elected were Wilma Mcn- ie, vice p r e s i d e n t ; Virginia 'hompson, secretary; Lois Hobert, ^easurer; Mardelle Parsons and ers, and Mrs. Ray DeBoest, one- ear board member. DONATE T R A M P O L I N E WESLEY--The Lions Club and thers have contributed a tram aise funds. This bell-flared princess, silhouette is top fashion news, but so simple to sew--note the way the Bryon collar is cut-in-one with dress front! Lines are ideal for favorite crisp fabrics for Easter- and-on! (Sleeve choice, loo!) No. 2644 is cul in sizes 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 36, 38, 40. Size 16: 4% yds. of 39-in. or 3Vt yds. of 54-in. Send 30c for pattern with name, address, slyle number and size. Address Pattern Bureau, Mason City Globe-Gazette,, Box 42, Old Chelsea Station, New York 11, N.Y, Patterns ready to fill orders im- Wagners to Mark Golden Wedding GENEVA -- Mr. and Mrs. Heg i r agner will celebrate their golden edding anniversary next Thurs ay when the Geneva WSCSC will erve dinner to 60 in the Methodist hurch. dining room. Open house will be held at the - ~^*.* *^. QUJ lu - ILIL wiucia uu- hurch from 2 to 4 o'clock in the mediately. For special handling of fternoon and from 7 lo 9 at their order via first class mail include an extra 5c per patlern. Just off the press! The brand KOESLING-SNYDER WEDDING PLANNED CHARLES CITY -- Miss Belly Snyder, daughler of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Snyder, Charles City, and Loren (Larry) B. Koesling, Appleton, Wis., son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Koesiing, Kent, Minn., wilt be married at 10 a.m., Feb. 27, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here. Mr. Koesling formerly was associated with Radio Slation KCHA here is now associated with Radio Station WPAL, at Appleton, Wis. --o-WEDDING PLANNED FOR MARCH 1 WESLEV--Miss Norma Rhubee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs; Frank Rhubee of Buffalo Center, and Donald J. Olsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Olsen of Wesley, will be married March 1 at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wesley. Both are employed in Mason City. KNUTSON-DAKIN LAKE MILLS--Mrs. Hazel DakJn, lora Klages, two-year board mem- daughter of pie OHen of Emmons, Minn., became the bride of Irwin Knutson of Emmons, in a cere, mony performed by the Rev. Melford Knutson at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Following: the ceremony the couple left for a trip South. Mrs. Knutson ha* ., , ,/, r.--v ,-- ";"'tv Â«WUMI. miÂ», miuiBon nan xIine to the athletic department been caring for her invalid father f the public school and will for a number of years and Mr ponsor a public box social and Knutson Is a partner on the OUen- ance Sa urday eve., Feb. 27, lo Knutson Implement Company of - l i e n ftinita r* Â» . i ~'Â« r~"lf VI Emmons, Minn.