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July 15, 1935

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JULY 15 ' 1935 ELEVEN OPENING SOUTH FEDERAL PAVING TO NINETEENTH STREET TRAFFIC ON NEW SURFACING WILL S T A R T TUESDAY Remainder of Project Will Be Completed in Short Time. A major part of the South Federal avenue repaying project, from Tenth to Nineteenth street, will be open for travel Tuesday morning, it was announced by F. K. Preston, assistant district engineer of the highway commission in charge of construction. This will make it possible for traffic to reach the south Clear Lake road without the detour, which the past several weeks has been east to Carolina avenue. Is 10 Feet Wider. The new paving which is 40 feet wide, is 10 feet wider than the hard- surfacing that was dug up. Seven feet have been added on the west side, bringing the pavement almost up to the line of poles adjacent the streetcar tracks, and three feet on the east side. This helps considerably in straightening the swing im- FREE PAVEMENT DANCE TONIGHT--MONDAY On New South Federal Paving OPPOSITE FA1RGKOUNUS 7-Piece Sax Orchestra 9 P.M. Everybody Welcome Taking Canvas From Pavement This picture shows workmen uncovering the completed part ot the South Federal avenue paving which is to be open for traffic Tuesday morning-. The completed section is from Tenth to Nineteenth street. The new paving is 10 feet wider than the old hardsurfacing. The picture is looking north toward the viaduct. (Photo by Lock, Engraving by Kayenay) mediately south of the Milwaukee viaduct. The remainder of the pavement operations, from Nineteenth to Twenty-third street, is not expected to consume much time, Mr. Preston stated. The grading has been completed and the pouring of concrete was expected to get under way Monday. This part of the paving will be 34 feet wide. Crossing Improved. One of the tig Improvements on the new paving south of Nineteenth street will be at the crossing over the Chicago North Western railroad, on the south edge of Twenty-second street. The grade on the north side of the railroad has been raised, which will add to the comfort of driving when traffic gets to passing over it. The repaving project is being done | by Carl Holvik, who was grantee F I N A L L Y ! The Pavement is Open -- Now You Can Drive to H. B. FARRER SYSTEM OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS 1415 South Federal Are. NEON SIGNS Phone 202 DRIVE OUT ON THE NEW SOUTH FEDERAL PAVING TO CORNER STANDARD SERVICE STATION Corner 15th Street and South Federal Harry-Arnold -- Ralph Connelly STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS GREASING--CRANK CASE SERVICE ATLAS TIRES--TIRE REPAIRING--ACCESSORIES Yontll Like Our Sen-ice! Phone 1224 . . More Than Ever You'll Eeijoy Coming to Drive Out On the New Paving For AH Your FLORAL NEEDS CUT FLOWERS PLANTS LANDSCAPING KEMBLE'S -- PHONE 55 BARGAIN HUNTERS/- Stop in on your way to the iake and try a fill of THE NEW PAVEMENT IS OPEN TO TRAFFIC TUESDAY Gas and Oil GET OUR SUMMER PRICES ON COAL PHONE 888 the contract in a letting held by the highway commission at Ames on May 7. The work got under way the latter part of May. The Henkel Concrete and Supply company is supplying the concrete. In this Issue of the Globe-Gazette, a number of firms located on the new paving, and contractors who worked on the job are making special announcements with regard to the opening of the stretch of paving. These include: The Fireside Fuel company, the H. B. Farrer System, Lew and Ray Super Service, Corner Standard Service Station, Kemble's Greenhouse, Shell Service station, Henkel Construction company, Carl T. Holvick, general contractor, Star Oil company and Oasis, Northwest- em States Portland Cement company. A feature of the opening will be a pavement dance Monday night, just opposite the fairgrounds. LEW and RAY SUPER SERVICE (Formerly Kirk Oone Stop Sen-ice) Skelly Gas and Motor Oils Pressure washing and greasing, tube repairing and tire vulcanizing. 15th and South Federal Phone 479 We Call for and Deliver Lloyd, 67, Adventurer, Visiting in Mason City Veteran of Revolutions and Four Wars Tells of experiences. Jack Lloyd, 67 year old soldier of fortune, adventurer, veteran of numerous revolutions and four wars, and known throughout the world as the original globetrotting reporter, was a visitor in Mason City Sunday and Monday. Lloyd carries with him hundreds of clippings, telling of his various adventures and travels. Many of the leading papers give the veteran front page space, for he has a story . . . that is really stranger than fiction. Lloyd claims that in his daya, he has traveled 57 countries, has written individual copy for more than 4,000 papers, has published nine papers of his own, and has served the various wire and feature services at different times. Booms the world over, know Lloyd, for he never misses a one, they have been his "meat" for the past 40 years. When the "little bits of glass" were found on the veldts of the Kimberly, Jack made the rush to Johannesburg, which was the mec- ca for the flotsam and jotsam that made that hectic South African boom. Joins Alaska Gold Rush. During the great rush to Alaska, Jack made the trek over the famous trail, and helped Jim Thompson of the early west, establish the first paper in the great gold country. It was in the Alaskan days, when the world was wild over the cry of the Yukon and the Klondike, that the late Jack London, used Lloyd as the chief character for the story ot "Burning Daylight" one of the outstanding "yams" of the north. All of the principal western mining booms also saw Jack, for he tells with interest, of the days of Goldfield, ANNOUNCING SHELL SERVICE STATION 1009 SOUTH FEDERAL AVE Now Leased By Wayne Sheka COMPLETE AUTO SERVICING Your Patronage Appreciated CARL A. HOLVBCK General Contractor on the New South Federal Paving GENERAL CONTRACTING CONSTRUCTION WORK OF ALL KINDS PHONE 1335 There's Satisfaction in Every Sackful of "NORTHWESTERN" Contractors and Builders Know That "NORTHWESTERN" Portland Cement is a Dependable Product Thousands of contractors and builders in the various states of all this northwest territory have used "Northwestern" Portland Cement for more than 27 years. About 43,000,000 barrels have been manufactured and shipped during these years. This ^reat demand has been created by the absolute uniformity and high quality of "Northwestern" Portland Cement. It has never failed to satisfy. It is a dependable product.' Northwestern States Portland Cement Co. General Offices--6th Floor First National Bank Bids- Wos Used Throughout the New . . . Phone 2626 525 9th St. S. E. the Couer d'Alene, Butte, Helena, Cripple Creek, Leadville, Bisbee and many of the famous "ghost cities" of today. Wars and revolutions have seen Lloyd the world over. In the major affairs of the past 37 years he has seen service in the following . . . in the Spanish American war he was with the Rough Riders under Roosevelt, in the Boer war in South Africa ... he fought under Kitchener, in the Russian and Japanese war he saw service with the late Count Tolstoi, and in the World war he was with the Intelligence department of the Federal government . . . serving more than three years overseas. In 1'ancho Villa's Outfit. Pancho Villa had Lloyd in his outfit for more than three years, Sandino saw Jack on his staff for several months, and he was in the revolution in China several years ago, in the India rebellion he was with an English outfit, and besides these affairs, he has seen service in almost every minor affair in all of the Latin American countries. For the past few years, like many of the "white collared" unemployed, Lloyd has been a member of the great army of the unemployed. Being a "man of the country" he has to keep moving for he has no regular home, and he has come to know the transients very well. Classifies Transients. According to Lloyd, there are several classes of transients . known before the present administration as tramps . . . hoboes and bums . . . Lloyd claims that in classifying these men' and women . . . it is necessary to place them in three different sets or groups . . . first . . . . the greatest number of transients on the road today he claims are the more than a million youths, who are traveling the country . ' . . just sight seeing . . .taking in the country . . . . because the rid- iug of freight trains is just a matter of getting on and off trains. These youths . . . who must also be divided into three classes are the greatest menace of the road . . . the first class, are the college, university and high school graduates that are really trying to get work in clif ferent sections of the country. These youths are willing to work, they are courteous, and listen to the advice of the older men on the road. Then there are the ones that believe the world owes them a living . . . this class will not listen to anyone . . . they do the devilment on the road get in the way of the trainmen and ride with their legs sticking out of the doors, jump on and of trains in motion, and in general ge into trouble more than any one elsi on the road. The next class of kid: . . . are the ones that are almos forced on the roa.d, through the con ditions that confront them at home These youths . . . the children of the people hit the hardest by the depression try their best to do the right thing . . . yet . . . being green they only know the hospitality of the transient camps. 400 Transients Here Daily. Mason City . . . like most of the great transient centers . . . and railroad centers has about 400 transients a day passing through about 10 per cent of these people take advantage of the camp, many of them rest up for several days, then hit the road again, others have stayed in the camp for months, while some "just check in and out" according to Lloyd. The older men on the road that make the camps the most are the typical old time "flop house and mission" stiffs . . . the ones that never looked forward to anything ut the road . . . these men are better off in the camps than they have ever been says Jack, for they get clothes . . .are forced to keep clean . and are doing some useful work. The Mason City camp, like almost all of the camps throughout Jie country, feeds the boys with the best of "grub" . . . good substantial food . . . no angle cake . . . are given good clean beds . . . and have plenty of recreation. . . . One of the greatest propositions of the day, regarding the transients, s tlie number of "kids" that want .o get "hardboiled" according to ~.loyd, these kids . . . used to having jieir way at home . . . soon learn ;hat the camps are run on a sort of an army program. .. and many of them go over the hill . . . on that account. One will find in all of the transient camps . .. Mason City included . according to Jack . . . many /ouths that have been members of he CCC camps, these kids get sore Because they can not draw their lay themselves, and leave the CCC camps . . . then hit the road . . . when their clothes run out . . . and hey find "panhandling" hard, they lit the camps. "White Collar" Men Included. In all of the camps in the country . . . one will find that the smallest group of classified men . . . are the "white collared" . . . these men as a rule, only hit the camps as a last resort.. .then the most of them only stay for a short time, for, the most of these people really try to find work, and the greatest number of them work their way through the various towns and cities that they hit ... Lloyd claims that he has seen former bankers and brokers washing dishes . . . former preachers and teachers mowing lawns . . . and various other professional people . . . doing some odd job . . . rather than accept chanty. For a hundred miles around . . . the average man on the road . . . hears only the highest praise for the members of the Mason City police department . . . the railroad detectives and other peace officers . . . for according to Jack . . . .Mason City is one of the towns that Hives the "road ma.n" a break . . . box cars arc not shaken down at night . , . and the typical road man is not molested on the streets . . . as long as he is not drunk or molesting anyone. All of the yard men that I talked to ... especially the "rail dicks" told me that they have had very little trouble with the transients going through, that the most of them minded their business . . . sought a meal . . . then went out again . . . many of them on the same train that they came into town on, thereby keeping moving. Crop Outlook Good. According to Jack, he believes that with the crop outlook so good in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota, that many of the transients . . . those able to do the work, will get plenty of work in the harvest fields . . . for he claims that the crop for the past few hundred miles sure looks good and the only thing that can stop the harvesting of a real crop . . . will be a very heavy hail storm. When asked as to where he was headed, the veteran claimed that should the present European chaos terminate into a real war, he would join one of the Legions that are to go to the rescue of the Ethiopians. Dr. D.L. Youngs Weds Mrs. Rachel McMurray CLARKSVILLE, July 15.--Dr. U. L. Youngs, mayor of Clarksville. and Mrs. Rachel McMurray of Janesville, were married at the Community church manse by Uic pastor, the Rev. R. B. Fisher. His son, Harry, and Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Upple and Dr. and Mrs. Harry Field, witnessed the ceremony. Dr. and Mrs. Young left immediately on an over Sunday outing at Clear Lake. Dr. Young has lived here the past 15 years. Grocery Will Close. EAGLE GROVE, July 15.--Flower and Loughridge grocery, which ms been in business for several months past in the west store room of the Paine block on West Broadway, will sell out and the room has been leased to the Grunow Radio and Washing Machine company. Mr. Loughridge expects to resume work as a traveling salesman. Under the present and proposed tax system it will be unsafe for a baby to be born with a silver spoon in its mouth.--Lincoln Star. Hour of Grief Mrs. Robert Ames left Boston for London, a proud mother and wife, on way to meet husbund und two sons, who were in trans- Atlantis yacht race. But tryst was not; held, as all three were drowned, and Mrs. Ames is shown leaving London for return to United States, alone. (Central Press Photo) $13,632 Loaned by First National Bank Under Housing Act A total of 53 loans totaling $13,632.09 have been made by the First National bank investment department under the federal housing act File No. 1 for remodeling and modernization, according to Douglas Swale. A number of other loans are in the process of being made and closed, Mr. Swale stated. HOME WRECKED BY NEIGHBORS 68 Year Old Man and 86 Year Old Bride Honeymoon at Hotel. ERIE, Pa.. July 15. OB--Julius F. Sweitzer, 68, and his 86 year old bride are honeymooning under duress at an Brie hotel, their Corry home wrecked by neighbors and other residents of the town who disapproved of the wedding. Guy King, 04, son of Mrs. Sweitzer by a former marriage, is in jail charged with slaying Laurence Field, a neighbor, after King had chased Sweitzer from his mother's home. Police said Field, hearing an argument between the two, was seeking peace. Sweitzer and his fifth wife were married at Clynier, N. Y., by Justice of the Peace J. Albert Eckerds, Jr., several days after King was arrested for Field's death, which occurred July 3. About 500 persons, carrying tar and feathers, visited the aged couple's home yesterday. Their tributes consisted of a storm of missiles which broke the windows. They tore the railing from the porch and burst inside. After breaking up the crowd, Police Chief J. Burlingame said i!l feeling existed against Sweitzer and his wife since the Field killing. He reported finding highway tar and the feathers near the King home after the crowd dispersed. THE TALK OF THE TOWN" 'THIS TEAR-RESISTINGV TUBE MEANS MONEY) | IN! YOUR POCKET^ Imagine getting a tube so tongk it resists tearing even when run in a flat tiro! Special golden rubber re-inforce- mentafjainstrim chafing. No extra coat. Goodrich Gold Black Tube "There's nothing like plenty of suspense and excitement to make picture work interesting,'* says Joel McCrca. "But a blow-out is a thrill I don't care to have repeated. That's why I put Golden Ply blow-out protection between my car and the road." Don't forget--today's faster driving generates terrific heat inside a tire. The rubber gradually pulls away from the fabric. A blister forms and grows bigger and BIGGER until--sooner or later --BANG! Your tire blows out. And all the driving skill in the world may not save you. How you're protected But in the new Goodrich Safety Silvertown, internal heat is resisted by the Life-Saver Golden Ply. Thus, rubber and fabric don't separate. High-speed blow-outs don't get a start. And these big husky-deated Silver- towns keep your car "straight-inline" on wet, slippery roads and give you months of extra mileage. Don't gamble on tires. Equip your car now with Golden Ply Silver- towns. They cost not a penny more than other standard tires. H a n d a o m e S a f e t y League emblem with red crystal reflector to protect you if your tail li B ht goes out. No obligation. Just .Join S i J v c r r o t v n Safety League. Endorsed by Traffic Officials. Come in today. THE NAWE 125 First Street S. E. DONNELLY SERVICE Phone 3500

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