The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 15, 1934 · Page 7
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February 15, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

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jrfl FEBRUARY 15 1934 Department Hears Names of W i n n e r s Beautiful Tree Contest Concluded at Meeting at Library. Results of the beautiful tree contest sponsored by' the outdoor life department of the Mason City Woman's club were announced at the meeting of the group Wednesday afternoon at the Library assembly. The contest was open to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, rural school children and members of the high school freshman art class and called for photographs, sketches 01- essays on trees. ^In the protography section Jean Baumgartner won first place for the Girl Scouts, Rosamond Webster second, and Jean Peterson, third' Honorable mention went to Helen Lloyd Jones and A)jce Ann Moore Guy Bemis3 was the only Boy Scout to enter the photography section ant! he received first prize in that class. He developed and print- ed his own entry and was the only one in the camera class to do this. On Sketch Cluss. In the sketch class Alice Ann Moore won first place and Olive. Reierson, second, for the Girl Scouts. Richard Stewart, route 3, Robert Harrington, route 3, and Clinton Diercks, route 5, won first, second and tbirtl places among the rural school children for sketches. Freshman art class sketch winners were Milton Barron, first, Mai-jorie Wood, second, and Joe Dalil, third. In the essay contest, Carol Moore ivon first place and Beth Wiley, second. The prize winning essay follows: "One of the loveliest and most uusiia! trees 1 hai'e ever observed is the huge box-elder, which stands north of the house at 'Indianhead' southeast of Mason City. This tree was planted by a Jack Barker approximately 75 years ago, about the time that Mason City was first settled. Kooted In Well. "One of the reasons that this tree has grown so luxuriously, is that its roots grew into a well. The spread of its branches is 97 feet and the-circumference-of its trunk is about 11 feet. "The box elder, or ash-leaved maple, is a species of maple, widely distributed in the United States, it was extensively planted as a windbreak by the western settlers, be- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE cause of its spreading habit and rapid growth. "One cannot help but be impressed with the size of this particular tree--its many branches reaching up and out to the sun and light. Sturdy and old it is a true pioneer of this locality--a wonderful old landmark." Judging Difficulties; Carol who is in the sixth grade at Garfield school read her essay at the meeting. Mrs. H. D. Page who had charge of the contest explained the various difficulties of judging such a contest and pointed out that the purpose of the contest had been answered in that the Interest of a number of children in trees had been awakened. It was voted to send a request to the state conservation department that two trees depicted in the camera class become state property to be preserved. The outdoor life department will co-operate to the extent of permanently marking the trees. Mrs. C. E. Dakin presided at the meeting and announced that the next session wil be held at the Y. M. C. A., March 14 when Walter Reese of Ogden will speak. Tea was served at the close of the afternoon. Red candles in silver holders carried out the Valentine theme which was repeated in the refreshments. {The Newest.. The Smartest FASHION SENSATION! SWAGGER SUITS Special Offering! See Them Now! Your Wardrobe Is lete Without One! Featuring- the new full-length coats . . . sleeves with clever treatments . . . smart self ties or swaggery silk scarfs . . . each suit tailored to perfection . . . and elegantly silk lined! Marvelous quality Tweeds or Novelty Matelasse in Spring's favorite colors--New Blue, Shrimp, Gold, Green, Tan and Navy! You simply MUST have a suit this spring! These are unsurpassable! 1 ous Magnificent printed crepes in a beau- 'tiful assortment of novelty figured patterns! 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J. r is spending a few days at the Klitsch home, 316 Fifteenth street southeast, and with Miss Thelma Schwartz, 80-1 Adams avenue northwest. She was called here by the death of her mother who lived at Charles city. * * * Charles Gallagher of Fort Worth Tex., has arrived to join Mrs. Gallagher and their daughter, Ellen who are visiting in Mason City and in Thornton. * * * Mrs. Mary Carney and daughter, Miss Loretta Carney, 116 Fourteenth street northwest, left Thursday for Fort Dodge where they were called by the death of Mrs. Carney's sister, Mrs. Allie Regan. + V * Mr. and Mrs. Wesley James of Thornton ore the parents of a son born Wednesday at Mercy hospital. Mrs, James is the chairman of the Cerro Gordo American Legion auxiliary. * * * Miss Lila. and Glen Appelgate returned to Nevada after spending a week with their auut, Mrs. Will Harrington, and family, 115 Adams avenue southwest. They were called to Mason City on account of the illness of their cousin, Paul Harrington. * * * Mr. and Mrs. James Trumbull have returned to Goodell where they have been maklug their home with their son, Harry, after a short visit here. They plan to come to Mason City next month to reopen their home on Pennsylvania avenue northeast again. FALLS TOWNSHIP WOMEN WILL MKET Falls township women will meet Cor the third lesson in this year's home project series Sunday at the home of Mrs. Richard Clans, eaat of Plymouth. A pot lock dinner will be served. New Spring HATS That Look Like $5.0(1 ONLY A grand asaortment of smart blacks, browns, hhies, greens and reds in small, medium, large and extra large headsizes. . . . Also . . . A marvelous stock of smart hats Individually styled, at-$2-98 $3.98 $g.OO including the newest creations for Spring 1934. HUGHS 3 South Federal Ave. G. E. Oilman Is Speaker at Madison Association Hears Talk on "Leisure Activities" at School. Nearly 250 attended the meeting of the Madison Parent-Teacher association at the school Wednesday when a program was presented including- a talk hy C. E. Gilman, and numbers by the school children. Mr. Oilman had as his topic, "Leisure Activities," and spoke of the changing conditions which have necessitated providing something to occupy the time of the modern child. In former times children had many tasks to keep them busy outside of school. Modern inventions have relieved them of this responsibility and' it is necessary to re- olace the work with some sort of activity, Mr. Gilman said, pointing out how the Y. M. C. A. fulfills- this demand. The boys and girls of the aevc-nth and eighth grades presented a piny, "Alphabet Soup." which told tho story of "Mr Unemn'.oyed," who SEVEN found work through the nid of the NRA, CWA, PWA and other alphabetic, combinations. The sixth, seventh and eighth grades staged athletic stunts. Community singing was conducted and Mrs. Ethan Johnson read the Founders' day message. Don Kunz and Roger Downing, accompanied by Jean Swift, sang. A report was made on the Child Welfare magazine, the unit having reached its quota required for a standard organization. Girl Scouts sold candy at the meeting and refreshments were served by a committee including Mrs. Floyd Morris, chairman, Ethel Johnson, Mrs. Arnold Tilton, Mrs L. Dutcher, Mrs. B'. Romig, Mrs. J. W. Johnson, Mrs. H. B. Russell, Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, Mrs. H. Ives[ Mrs. John Bagnon, Mrs. G. Clausen and Mrs. Lloyd Williams. The March serving committee is composed of Mrs. Melvin Kittleson, Mrs. Clarence Kittleson, Mrs. George Settman, Mrs. D. Milbrath, Mrs. Frank Perkins and Mrs. Fred Ly- mnn. Stuffy Head Just a. few drops up each nostril. Quickly breathing again becomes clearl 'HoseMJiroat DROPS It. B. AL'.VILIAKY MKMUEKS MEET ' Miss Esther Pagenhart, 100 Tenth street northwest, entertained the K. 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