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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JULY 11 1935 FIFTEEN. Mason City's Calendar July 14--Annual L O. O. F. homecoming picnic. July 14--Municipal band to give concert at 8 p. m. in East park. July 17--Concert in East Park by municipal band, 8 p, m. July 20--Annual joint Mason City- Charles City U. C. T. picnic, East park, 1 p. na. July 29--Annual meeting of fourth district Legion organization in Mason City. Here In Mason City Electric fans--98c and up. Currie- Van Ness Co. Tin cans, canners, paring knives, etc. Boomhowers Hdwe. Special: 8 inch four blade fan, 51.19. Mason City Hdwe. Co. 22 qt. porcelain enamel canner, 51.29. Also complete line of Burpee canning supplies. M. C. Hdwe. Co. For your barber work, Fred ftlar- tin, formerly of Mason City. Now with the Royal Barbers, Clear Lake. PACKING PLANT SCALES TESTED Arrangements Made at Request of Packers; Work Done at Their Expense. Livestock scales at eight interior packing plants and 39 concentration yards in Iowa, including Mason City and several other north Iowa points, are now being tested regularly by the scale inspection division of the state department o' agriculture, it was announced Thursday by C. S. Bogle, who is in charge of scale inspection activities. An attempt will be made to test these scales every 30 days, Bogle stated. Arrangements for the testing were made at the request of the meat packers and the work will be carried on at the packers' expense, s. regular charge being assessed for each Inspection. Knute Espe, secretary of the association to Maintain Freedom in Livestock Marketing, said that this impartial scale testing is in line with the determination of direct buyers to conform to .recommendations recently made by the U. S. bureau of Agricultural Economics for improving livestock marketing methods. All the federal recommendations are now in force at all direct buying points in Iowa operated by members of the association to maintain freedom in livestock marketing, Espe stated. These points are as follows: Mason City, Clear Lake, Garner, Emmetsburg, Hampton, New Hampton, Cedar Rapids, Missouri Valley, Sibley Des Moines, Davenport, Calmar, Decorah, Sumner, St. Ansgar, Clarion, Carroll, Creston, Eagle Grove, Webster City, Iowa City, Iowa Falls, Manson, Marshalltown, Oskaloosa. Perry. Washington, Waverly, Ft. Dodge, Ottumwa, Tama, Belle Plains. Waterloo, Cherokee, Humeston, Spencer, Boone, Burlington, Marquette, Muscatine, Valley Junction, Grinnell. TWO HELD J. C. Miller, Carbondale, HI., and V. W. LaMar, Yazoo City, Miss., were arrested near the circus grounds Wednesday and were being held at the city jail for investiga tion Thursday. Large Crowd Attends Hawkeye Club Show A large crowd attended the Kid Wallace colored vaudeville show at the Hawkeye club Wednesday night. The troupe will perform at the club Thursday and Friday nights also as they complete a four day engagement here. Blues singers, comedians, a few numbers by Wallace's band, tap- dancing and rendition of popular songs featured the show. Kid Wallace,, manager of the show, also took part in it, singing "Throwing Stones at the Sun." Correct this sentence: "Betting on this fellow is a sure thing," said the gambler, "for all the experts say he'll win." -- Dubuque Telegraph- Herald. For Over 19 Years a Dependable B A T T i R Y S E R V I C E Battery and Electric Service 110 So. Delaware Phone 319 FREIGHT RATE REVISION AIDS LOCAL DISTRIBUTORS NOW IS THE . . time to have us quote you prices on installation of automatic heat for your home. FUEL CO. PHONE 888 FURTHER CHANGE SOUGHT TO GIVE EQUITABLE COSTS River Cities Enjoying Advantage Over Interior, Says Drummnd. Further lowering of freight rates from the east so as to place Mason City on a more equitable basis compared with the Mississippi river cities is being sought by the transportation department of the Chamber of Commerce. Pointing to an item appearing in a Davenport newspaper stating "Davenport is located on the western edge of the lowest freight zone in the United States" and making other references to "freight .rate advantages" offered in that community, B. J. Drummond, traffic commissioner, stated Thursday that his department had been "whittling" away at this "advantage" enjoyed by river cities for several years past. Much Accomplished. "Much has been accomplished, but much is yet to be done before the job is finished," he said. "Mason City is hemmed in on all sides by distributing points. The Mississippi river cities on the east, the Missouri river cities on the west, the Twin Cities on the north and Des Moines on the south are all actively at work on their freight rate structure in an effort to secure a dominating position for distribution of merchandise. Mason City must maintain the ground it has gained or become submerged." For more than ten years prior to December 1931, Mr. Drummond said, "class" rates from New York, as representative of eastern points, to Mason City were: first class, 55c; second class, 4lJ,!,c; third class, 32i!,c; fourth class, 24c; fifth class 20y2C higher than the rates on these "classes" from New Tone to the river cities of which Dubuque and Davenport are typical. As a result of Mason City's participation, through its Chamber of Commerce transportation department, in litigation extending over a period of several years the interstate commerce commission prescribed, effective Dec. 3, 1931, class rates to Mason City that resulted in reducing the spread over the river cities to: first class, 37c; second class, 31c; third class, 26c; fourth class, 29c; fifth class, 18c; from which is disclosed' there have been reductions ranging from 18 cents on first class to 2% cents on fifth class in th e "spreads" or differences Mason City over the river cities. The average reduction on all five classes is 6.6 cents. There is further advantage accruing to the river cities in that their rates are subject to lower classification ratings than prevail on shipments from eastern points to Mason City, Mr. Drummond points out. Explains Rating. Except in special cases articles moving in less than carload as well as in carload quantities are classified, or rated, according to their transportation charact e r i s t i c s wherein the elements of value, weight, bulk and methods of packing are given consideration. The railroads' classification schedules contain some 10,125 less than car- lod and 5,865 carload items. For rate purposes the United States is divided into three major classification territories designated "official," "southern" and "western." Articles are not always "rated" or classified the same in the three territories. A given article may be territory and first class in another. The classification schedules contain ratings on some 1809 less-than-car load and 3,600 carload items that are higher in "western" than in "official" territory. The river cities being "located on the western edge" of "official" territory have the benefit of the lower classification ratings. For example: A given article may be rated second class 145 cents from New York to Dubuque, but the same article is rated first class 209 cents when moving from New York to Mason City, hence that article would cost 64 cents more a 100 pounds for the 153 additional miles from Dubuque to Mason City. On the houte from New York to Mason City 1,050 miles is through "the lowest freight zone in the United States." There is no logical reason why two shipments of the same article moving through that territory should be rated second class when to Dubuque and first class to Mason City. Prescribed Revision. As a result of extended litigation in which Mason City participated, the interstate commerce commission has prescribed a further revision of rates from the east to Mason City effective Aug. 20, 1935, that will have the effect of ironing out some of the advantages now enjoyed by the river cities. The lower "official" classification will become available to Mason City for that part of the service east of Dubuque leaving the higher rating applicable only to the service west of that boundary point. For example: A given article may_be rated second class (145c) to Dubuque and first class (44c) west thereof making the through charge 189c which is 20c less than would be the charge if the first class rating (209c) applied for the entire haul. By this revision the present spread of 64 cents Mason City over Dubuque will be reduced to 44 cents which, however, is still considerably more- than it should be when measured by well known standards. "Even the revision effective Aug. To New York Kartzeil Spence, son of the Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Spence of Mason City, has been promoted to a position in the central office of the United Press in New York and will leave Des Moines, his present home, on July 19. Mr. Spence, a graduate o£ the University of Iowa, has been Iowa manager of the United Press for the past two years. Mrs. Spence will assume a position in the main editorial offifce of McCall's magazine. 20 1935. fails to accord Mason City the full benefits to which it is justly entitled and further litigation will be necessary unless the Interstate commerce commission, in response to strong representations from many parts of the country, embarks on a general investigation to determine the propriety of requiring the railroads to adopt and put in force uniform classification ratings applicable throughout the country," the commissioner declared. "It Is quite generally believed by those familiar with the subject that a classification revision will be the next major investigation to be undertaken by the commission. "The aggressive activity of the Chamber of Commerce since 1934, when its transportation department was established, in procuring freight rate equalization with other points has played no small part in the location of jobbers and distrioutors who have found Mason City an advantageous point from which to serve North Iowa and southern Minnesota. "The preservation and future development of Mason City as a distributing point is dependent entirely upon the support and co-operation its business interests give to tne program of the Chamber of Commerce to procure a closer relationship of its freight rates to those enjoyed by other distributors in this section. Eternal vigilance is the price of success." AT THE HOSPITALS Miss Cecelia Volkman, Nora Springs, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for a minor operation Mrs E. C. Brady, Kensett, was admitted to the Story hospital Wednesday for treatment Mrs. S. J. Oberhouser, Garner, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following treat ment. John Jansen, Central Heights, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for a minor operation Roy Barrett, Manly, was admitted to the Story hospital Wednesday for a major operation. Marion Sullivan, Emmetsburg. was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following a major operation. C. S. Starr, Emmetsburg. was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for a minor operation. Mrs. Lester Mellang and infant son, 517 Massachusetts avenue northeast, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday. Vance Paulson, Forest City, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for examination and treatment. A daughter weighing 8 pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. W Timme, 1013 Elm drive, Thursday at the Mercy hospital Harlan Gorkowski, Mason City was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment John Mishler, Manly, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. Bruno Bruns, Woden, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following examination S. J. Hutchins. Crystal Lake, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for a minor operation. Mrs. Mike Vega, 50 Lehigh Row was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following a major operation. Ruth Ann Conaway, 1308 1 ; Delaware avenue southeast, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for treatment. Mrs. H. O. Miller. Fairmont, Minn., was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. A son weighing 5 pounds was born to Mr and Mrs. Joseph Konova, 1603 Washington avenue northwest, Wednesday at the Mercy hospital A son weighing 7 pounds 15 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs Harold Ames, 315 Eighteenth street southeast, Wednesday at the Park hospital. Mildred Johnson, route 5. was admitted to the Mercy hospital Thursday for a minor operation. MUNICIPAL POOL PROPOSAL MADE FOR LOCAL BOYS Might Keep Them From Using Clay Pit Ponds, Says Local Resident. "Mason City should have a municipal swimming pool to keep boys from having to go into these clay pits for a swim," a local resident said with some emphasis Thursday in speaking of improvements that should be made in the community. The fact that two boys have drowned recently while swimming in ponds has directed the attention of local residents to the need of a supervised pool. One of Proposals. A municipal swimming pool was one of the original 16 proposals made for improving Mason City. The sug- jestion was made that the project could be male self liquidating on the same basis as pools now in operation at Boone, Algona, New Hampton and other communities Commenting on the suggestion of County Atty. Frederick B. Shaffer for development of Pierce avenue to relieve congestion on Federal avenue, A. E. Bower maintains the city should have all the traffic possible through its center. "Mason City is indeed fortunate to have two main highways, numbers 65 and 18, which take in the four cardinal points of the compass and both highways go through the center of the city," said Mr. Bower. "This traffic through the city means increased business to the city merchants no matter what business they operate. Would Improve Paving. "My suggestion is to improve the paving of our main city streets, an improvement that has been needed for a good many years. If another highway is needed, Washington avenue or Delaware avenue could be extended to take care of the increasing north and south traffic. "To put a road from Nineteenth street south to the American Crystal Sugar company plant would be equivalent to killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Mason City wants this traffic through the city, and our greatest need is good thoroughfares and ample parking spaces to take care of this added business. I should think that all Mason City residents would be in favor of welcoming all out of town visitors, by making their stay here as pleasant as possible, even if we have to improve our city streets to do so" ALLGAIER STARTS Will Be Assisted by High School Students in Work Here. Earl L. Allgaier of the engineering department of Iowa State college, arrived in Mason City Thursday morning to begin a survey of the municipality's traffic problem. Mr. Allgaier, who is making the survey under the direction of Dr. A. R. Lauer, nationally known authority on highway safety, said he would be in the city about a week on this project. He spent most of Thursday getting preliminaries out of the way ready for the actual check on the density of tariff, number of automobiles parked in the downtown section, the average time of parking and available parking space to start Friday. The Ames engineer will be assisted by a number of high school students. Goodyear Opens Store and Super Service Station Former Salesman to Be Manager of Local Establishment. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber company has opened a Goodyear service at the corner of Delaware avenue and Second street northeast, with C. J. Forge, former salesman for the concern, as manager. The Goodyear establishment includes a complete super service, including Goodyear tires, batteries, gasoline, automobile radios and other accessories. It includes a tire warehouse serving 19 counties in North Iowa and southern Minnesota. Mr. Forge was for seven years a Goodyear salesman traveling out of Mason City. He was transferred from here to Waterloo and has returned to take over tie manager- ship of the new Goodyear service The personnel of the establishment includes Herb Patton, in. charge of the warehouse; H. E. Pe- ,, terson office manager and Guy Barker, service manager. Mr. Forge stated announcement of a formal opening will be made later. --Photo by Lock. C. J, FORGE. Two Auto Accidents Reported on Circus Day in Mason City Two automobile accidents were reported on circus day. A car driven by L. G. Bird, 1611 Delaware avenue southeast, collided with a car driven by Earl Jacobs, Nora Spring's, as he was pulling away from the curb at 15 Delaware avenue northeast about 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. The Nora Springs car wag damaged. A car driven by Harry Glbbs, 160 Twelfth street northwest, collided with a car driven by J. C. Sloan of the Crowley carnival shows about 4 'o'clock Wednesday afternoon on First street northwest near the railroad tracks. The cars were damaged. WATERSJfflPlES SATISFACTORY State Department of Health Conducts Survey of Conditions. Laboratory reports and analyses of six samples of water taken from the Mason City water supply recently by C. D. Mullinex, district engineer of this division, were reported as satisfactory according to a report received Wednesday by City Manager E. H. Crofoot from P. J. Houser, assistant sanitary engineer of the state department of health. The tests were made in conjunction with a recent sanitary survey of municipal water supplies. "As you will note, all samples indicate the water to be in satisfactory bacteriological condition at the time of collection," wrote Mr. Houser in the report. Due to Mr. Mullinex's extended absence from the office, his narrative report of this investigation has not been prepared, according to Mr. Houser, but will be sent later. U.C.T.TOHOLD PICNIC JULY 20 Mason City and Charles City To Join in Program in East Park. Arrangements have been completed for the Mason City and Charles City joint U. C T. picnic at East Park Saturday, July 20, starting at l o'clock in the afternoon and including a supper at 6 o'clock. The grand lodge officers have been invited to participate in the event. Members are expected to be here from Fort Dodge, Waterloo, Des Moines and other communities. The picnic is in charge of A. L. Laughlin, general chairman, assisted by Otto Frederick of Charles City. The sports program is in charge of J. O. Gilbertson; refreshments, L. M. Wilkinson: prizes, L M. Wood, and publicity, F. B Balkam. The program will include a softball game between Mason City and Charles City, races and other events for both men, women, and children Ivan Barnes, physical director o: the Y. M. C. A., will assist with th sports program. In the report of the recent Siou: City convention the name of Joh B. Snyder was inadvertently omit ted in the list of those in attendance Mr. Snyder, who is Mason City' only past grand councillor, made the nomination speech for Mr. Balkam who was elected a member of the grand executive council at the convention. HOMECOMING ODD FELLOWS TO BE NEXT SUNDAY Between 4,000 and 5,000 Being Expected for Annual Event Here. Between 4,000 and 5,000 parsons are expected from all parts of Iowa o attend the annual homecoming licnic to be held at the I. O. 0. F. ionic Sunday. The chief speaker at the gath- ring, which will include religious ervices in the morning, talks by everal prominent Odd Fellows and esidents of the orphans and old icople's homes, will be George I. Sreiel, Kentucky, general com- nanding. Patriarchs Militant of the vorld. The program will open with the ·eligious services at 10:45 o'clock n charge of the Rev. William Gal- jreth, home chaplain. Following this unch will be available on the grounds. Bund to Play. The afternoon program will start at 1:30 o'clock with music by the lome band, following which there will be the singing of "America" and invocation by Mr. Galbreth. The business session will then be held following which the grand odge officers will be introduced. The address of welcome will be given by F. J. 'Alber, Des Moines .reasurer of the board of trustees and a member of the home board for nearly 16 years. Talks will be given by Oliver Repp, grand master of Odd Fellows, and Mrs. Rose Viall, Rebekah assembly president. There will be numbers by several of the residents of the old people's home, including Ernma Woodward, who plays the niano and harmonica simultaneously; Mary Millen, who is blind, appearing in a reading, and W. S. Recalls His 35 Years as World Evangelisl Evangelist Richard Baldwin, conducting a series of meetings under the auspices of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Y. M. C. A. build ing, departed from his announced text Wednesday night to recal some of the highspots of his ex periences as an evangelist for 35 years throughout the world. His subject for Thursday night was to be: "Why Were the Former Days Better Than These?" The services are held nightly, open to all. North lowans Are in Group Seeing Gardens at Iowa State College AMES, July 11.--Sixty Iowa gardeners and fruit growers spent yesterday inspecting the horticultural work carried on at Iowa State college at a field day sponsored by the Iowa Nurserymen's association. The group visited the green houses and the experimental and formal gardens on the campus as well as the 100 acres of college orchard. Representatives were here from Shenandoah, Hampton, Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Sioux City, Des | Moines. Panora, Charles City and other Iowa cities. Successor to Dr. J. D. Reeler CHIROPODIST 316 1st. Nat. Bank Bldg. Ph. 331 AUTHORIZED Central Auto Electric Co. Formerly Ontrnl Bnltfrj' * Klcctrlc (-"o. Phont IfM 117 S. Ddnivarr Avf. For actual [ower-per-year cost . . . . use Lowe Brothers' paint is cheaper in the long run because it spreads so much farther and gives so many extra years of good service. For beauty and durability , , . always specify Lowe Bros. There is a Lowe Bros. Painfr For Every PSaee and Purpose Henderson, violin selection. There also will be numbers by the children. To Stage Drill. Bob Parish is on the program for a sleight-of-hand number. Follow- ng the program the Canton Phoenix will stage a drill on the grounds under the command of Major Carel Schultz, Britt. The program is in charge of Art Russell, president of the picnic association, and C. E. Hixson, secretary. A. H. Stubbs, superintendent of the home, and others connected with the project, have invited friends of the home and the genera! public to attend the picnic. LEGIONNAIRES TO MEET JULY 29 Many Expected to Arrive Day Early to Spend Sunday in Mason City. The fourth district convention of the American Legion to be held here Monday, July 29, is expected to bring a number of Legionnaires here Sunday, the day before, for golfing and other entertainment that xvill be provided. The registration of delegates wil) start at noon Sunday. Special provisions will be made for a dugout on the eighth floor of the Hotel Hanford. The registration fee is $1 and entitles the Legionnaires to all the privileges of the convention including the banquet Monday evening at G:30 o'clock. Fined by Justice. Marvin Urbine, transient, was fined $10 and costs on disorderly conduct charges before C. W. Wallace, justice of the peace, Thursday morning. John J. Raskob says he is through with politics, thus confirming a popular suspicion formed in 1928,--Chicago Daily News. FORMER To Appear in Costume at Open Bib He Temple 3rd and North Federal Avenue, Mason City, on SUNDAY, JULY 14 ·3:30 p. m. One Night Only And at the METHODIST CAMP GROUNDS South Shore, Clear Lake, on MONDAY, TUESDAY WEDNESDAY July 15, 16, 17. Each night at 7:30, WATCH tomorrow's Globe- Gazette for news story giving complete details. landing IN CHICAGO NOW WORLDS CHAMPION SKATERS ON 1000 FEET OF REAL ICE BOBBY M'LEAN, VERNE BUSKER EDDIE SHIPSTAD £ OSCAR JOHNSON POUR NELSON SISTERS R07SHIPSTAD INA DINE and DANCE with and his ORCHESTRA NO COVER CHARGE I Of course Youll Stay af :,,,:,iSljgjpl, 1700 ROOMS · 1700 BATHS from$2?° 0\'' ! "-'-iPfesii 'Plv a^piif^

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