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FEBRUARY 19 i MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE CharlesCityNews STUDENT IN NEW PROJECT DEAD Body Is Taken From Charles City to Monteith for Funeral Rites. CHARLES CITY, FEB. 19.--The body of Charles Elmer Lynch, 18, was taken to Mbnteith this morning and funeral services will be held there in the Catholic church. He was one of the 13 governmental vocational students that arrived liere Thursday to be housed in the Y. M. C. A. Friday he w\s striclcen Nvith cerebral spinal meningitis and taken to the Cedar Valley hosoiuil where lie died Sunday morning at 7:30. His father came Saturday from Monteith and accompanied the body home. The young man is survived by his parents, five brothers and three sisters. went to Rochester, Minn., to consult the Mayo clinic. The immediate cause of her death was heart trouble. Funeral services will be held Wednesday. Miss Dickoff is survived by a brother, Ed Dickoff, and sister, Mrs. Irving Braend, who live in the country and'anotl";! 1 sister in Dubuque. All were here Sunday. Rites For Newton, 70, Held at Charles City CHARLES CIT*, Feb. 19.-Funeral services for -John Isaac Newton, 70, were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Hawser funeral home with the Rev. G. A. Hesa officiating;. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove cemetery. Mr. Newton died Saturday following an extended illness from cancer. He is survived by his widow and three sons, Harold W., Hillville, III.; \V. C., Sheridan, Ark. and Merrill W., who lives at home. Mrs. Newton is now in the hospital for treatment. ELEVEN'' EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRIGGS UNIT NO. 5; HOW IOWA HAS BEEN FARMED This is the twenty-fourth venture in the series of 36 explorations into the history of Iowa. One topic will appear in this paper each Monday during the school year. CHARLES CITY BRIEFS Physician, Involved : in Crash, Looks After Other Hurt in Mishap CHARLES CITY, Feb. 19.--Grover Thorn, driver of a mail truck, is recovering in the Cedar Valley hospital from injuries received Saturday when his truck asd a car driven by Dr. O. H. Banton collided at the corner of Ninth avenue and E streets. His collarbone was broken and a couple of ribs were cracked. Dr. Banton was not injured and was able to look after Mr. Thorn. JSotii cars were badly damaged. Elsie Dickoff Dies at Charles City; Funeral to Be Held Wednesday CHARLES CITY, Feb. IS.--Miss Elsie 'Dickoff died Sunday afternoon in her apartments, corner of East Clark and Wisconsin streets. She was about 4.0 years old and had been in failing- health for some time. When she was young she had an attack of infantile paralysis which made her quite lame but did not hinder her from being a steady employe of the Charles City Daily Press more than 20 years. She filled the position of bookkeeper and proof reader. She worked until just a. few weeks ago, when she 98 OUT OF 100 WOMEN REPORT BENEFIT "Life is Worth Living Again" "I had severe pains in my sides. A friend told me about Lydii E. ing again."--Mrs, llau-artl J. Bergmann, 2206 Lsitvrcncc £/.., Philadcl- }bi^ Pennsylvania. Life is always worth living if we have good-health. If you do not feel as well as you wnnt 10 feel, give this medicine a fair trial. Endorsed by over 700,000 women. LYDiA E. P I N K H A M ' S VEGETABLE COMPOUND The Medicine Grandmother Vseei CHARLES CITY, Feb. 19.--The Knights of Pythias will hold their annual banquet tonight and observe the seventieth anniversary oi the founding of the order. Corn-hog contracts at the end of the week numbered 1,125 and com loans totaled 725 farmers asking for ?289,264.55. Arthur L. Colby is the author of the play, "The Tryout," which will bi staged under his direction March 1 in the high school auditorium. The proceeds will be used as a benefit to take care of the expense of lighting and heating the high school for the night school program. 'Mrs. R. H. Koenig reviewed "Three Cities" by Shulen Asch, Jewish writer, at the regular meeting of the P. E. O. chapter in the Anderson tearoom Friday night. Marjorie Jlerrick presented a program with her marionettes. Hostesses were Mrs. J. B. Miner, Sr., Charlotte and Sopha Magdsick and Alice Burton. Among those from out of town who. spoke at the Comandery school with Joppa Commandery as host, were E. H. Wagner, Mason City; Joseph Larson, Osage; Dr. Gardner, New Hampton; A. L. Young, Waverly; E. W. Goetsch, Cedar Falls; B. E. Sheldon, Cedar Rapids; Dr. Wright, Clear Lake; H. M. Lund Cedar Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Linn Lambert will move from a farm east of the city to one south of here. J. I. Scofield, commander and J. L. Atherton, adjutant, went to Des Moinca to represent Marshall Shannon post at the Legion convention. A marriage license was issued to Guy C. Lines and Hilda Becker, both of Nashua. Mr. and Mrs. Max Carrier are the parents of a son. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Sorenson have returned from a visit "to Askov, Minn. ARE HELD Former Cerro Gordo County Resident's Funeral Is HeJd Near Garner. GARNER, Feb. .19.--Funeral services for Carl Herman Frederick Stromer, 6G, were held at the Peace Reformed church in Ell township Sunday afternoon in charge of the pastor, the Rev. Calvin A. Schmid. llr.^ Stromer was born April IB, 1867, in Germany and came to America at 16. His parents, the late Air. and Mrs. August Stromer came from Germany the following September settling- near Garner. Mr. Stromer was married to Miss Minnie Sommerlacl of Fort Dodge. The ceremony took place at Garner April 22, 1891. Following their marriage they lived in Garner four years and for 21 years lived on farms in Liberty and Ell townships and in Cerro Gordo county. They returned to Garner in 1916 and Mr. Stromer followed his trade as a bricklayer and general mp.son, many of the residences of Garner and vicinity being constructed by him. Mr. Stromer suffered a paralytic NOW GOING ON Furniture .. Rugs .. Stoves Iu a day or two we lire going to MOVE from 110 South Fell rrat Avenue to 21!i South Federal Avenue, next door A'nrtJi ol ISuehler Brothers meat-market. Attend this Removal Sale »1 mice if'yoii want to save money on Suites, Odd Pieces of Furniture, nugs and Stoves. Plenty of Barpfiiins--but you'll h-.uT to hurry! DO £eTT£# AT THE 1. To Learn How the Iowa Soil Was Aladc. Farming has always been the most important industry In Iowa. This is natural because nearly all the land is level enough for cultivatio.n. j There are no rocky mountains and the low hills are well cov-; ; oral with good soil, except where streams have washed it. away and left the rock bare. The rich earth which covers: the surface of Iowa is the most valuable resource of the state. The fertility of our soil is wortn more than the minerals beneath; it is worth more than all of our factories. Some of the early explorers came to the Mississippi Valley looking for rich deposits of gold and silver. They went away disappointed. Many years later the pioneer farmers who broke the prairie sod and began cultivating the soil found the treasure that others had overlooked. The products that are now raised annually on Iowa farms are worth far more than all the gold and silver mined in the whole world in a single year. Why does this region produce so much wealth? Why is the soil of Iowa so fertile? What were the forces of nature that created such a favorable place for farming ? The story really begins so far in the past that we cannot even imagine time so long. Geologists say that some of the rocks at the surface of Iowa are probably 1,500 million years old! There have been fewer minutes than that since the birth of Christ. If the age of Iowa were represented as a mile, then the time that mankind has existed would be scarcely more than a foot. Thr history of the enormous periods of time when the land \yas being prepared for human life may be read in the rocks. All of the solid rocks at the surface of the earth or just beneath the soil in Iowa were formed when this region was under the sea. The record begins when the only living things were tiny plants and animals that lived in the water. Slowly, ever so slowly, the rivers piled great volumes of sand on to the floor of the ocean. Gradually the sea withdrew and the land emerged. Then, for a long time, the rocky .surface was exposed to wind and rain. No carpet of grass protected the earth; no trees broke the monotony of the level horizon. Iowa was a desert. But as the centuries passed, the weather tore down the rock and reduced the land FltOM THE "BOOK OF IOWA"--A SOU., .n.W OF IOWA almost to the sea level. Little by little the shore of the ocean moved northward until Iowa was, under the water. Again and again this process was repeated, and each time that the land was submerged another layer of sandstone or limestone or shale was formed. At last the ocean retreated, never again to encroach upon Iowa. In the west the lofty peaks of the Rockies were rising, but no such internal stress j disturbed the surface of our prairies. The climate was favorable. Great forests of oak, poplar, hickory, fig, willow, chestnut, and palm trees covered the hills, while mossy cy- oresses grew in the marshes. There were flowers for the first time in Iowa, and with them came the bees and the butterflies. The ancestors of squirrels and opossums busied themselves in the tree tops while below on the ground wore creatures that took the place of beavers, and gophers. Giant razor-backed swine wallowed in the mud by the banks of the streams. In the open spaces there were species that closely resembled cattle, while from others deer have descended. A little creature with three-toed hoot's passed himself off for a horse. All sorts of dog-like animals prowled through the woods and howled in the moonlight. Stealthy panthers and fierce saber-toothed tigers quietly stalked their prey, while above in the branches large families of monkeys chattered the news of the jungle. Bright colored birds flitted among the shadows. Snakes, lizards, and turtles basked on half-submerged logs or fed upon insects. Nothing nas been found, however, to prove that men lived in Iowa during that savage geologic period. After a long while the cli- mate began to grow colder. All through the long bleak winters the snow fell and the summers were too cool to melt it. Year by year and century after century the snow piled higher and higher, until most of Canada was covered with a thick sheet of ice. As the pressure and the cold increased, the great mass began to move out in all directions. Southward into Iowa it came, grinding down the hills and filling up the valleys. Rocks were crushed into fragments and the fragments ground into powder. Nearly all of the plants were destroyed by the cold before the glacier arrived, and the animals either died or migrated southward. Eventually all of Iowa was covered with ice perhaps half a mile thick. At length there came a lime when the climate grew milder and the ice was gradually 'melted. Swollen and dirty streams carried away the water and.some of the earth that was frozen into the glacier, but most of the crushed rock was left where it was dropped by the ice. In some places this glncial dirt, composed of rock dust, pebbles, stones, and boulders mixed with the soil that was there before, is more than a hundred feet thick. After the ice had retreated, all Iowa was bare of trees and grass for a long time. The cold wind which blew almost constantly from the north off the- ice stirred up great I clouds of fine clay-like dust, i The air must have been full of j this earthen fog because the| material we call loess was piled i up in wind-formed hills over the drift that was left by that first great ice sheet. But the age of the glaciers was only beginning. Four more t'mes the ice crept down from the north or the east, but never again did it extend all o vet- stroke five weeks ago that caused his death Friday morning. Surviving arc his wife, one daughter, Mrs. William Baack of Klcmme, two sons, Carl H. ol' PcoriU, 111., and Fred E. of Garner anj two sisters, Mrs. Charles Priebe of Klemme and Mrs. Emma Stork of. Eagle Bend, Minn., and one brother, Herman Stromer of Klemme, and two grandchildren. For many years he was a member of Peace Reformed church three miles south of Garner. Pallbearers were Charles Goll, John Goll, William Grelman, Fred H. Greiman, Jr., William Haberkamp and Art Upmeycr. Interment was in the Ell township cemetery. 125 to 150 Men Will Get Jobs in Foundry of Oliver Equipment I CHARLES CITY, Feb. .10.--One hundred twenty-five to 150 men will be employed in the foundery of the Oliver Farm Equipment company when it will be operated for two months, beginning, in March, it was stated here yesterday. The men will be employed to make castings for use in building tractors. Meeting for Hancock Teachers at Crystal CRYSTAL LAKE, Feb. T9---The Hancock county Teachers' association will hold a meeting in the local Methodist church Monday evening to organize and elect officers. Thi.s meeting is sponsored jointly by the Crystal Lake nnd Woden faculties. The Ladien Aid members will serve a dinner a f t e r the business meeting ind program. There an: approximately 120 eligible members in the countv Boy at Greene, Known as "Bleeder," Is Taken Home After Treatment GREENE, Feb. 1(1--Duane Knapp, 10, was brought home Saturday after receiving treatment at a Waterloo hospital for hemophilia, rare weakness which wan common to the princes of the Spanish royal family and male descendant? of 'the House of Battenberg. This weakness is a hereditary tendency to easy bleeding. Physicians have stated that the wounds do not heal because of deficiency of cells known as platelets in the blood. Duane suffered a scalp injury a month ago when coasting and when the injury failed to heal, he was taken to the hospital. Three limes before special treatment had been necessary for Duane, although the injuries were minor. The treatment for this weakness. which was firat observed when the boy was six months old, consisted of a serum to supply the healing- essentials of the blood, followed by blood transfusions. Cleaners and Dyers Choose Code Group DE~ MOINES, Feb. 10. I.TJ--C. E. Roush of Des Moines, Hugh Spcrry of Fort Dodf.e and Jess Kittcrman o' Cedav Rapids were chosen by the Iowa State Cleaners and Dyers association board of directors to act as code administration body for the state. Mr. Uoush was named chairman. , | .. . _ _ _ i Knfrrtnin :it Hridgc. ] HANSELL-- Mr. and Mrs. Cecil] Oswood entertained p.t a bridge party Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs Charles Davis won high :;;orc. At Mason City tVILUAM 1'OWKLL AT 3EST IN CECIL FILM. Amidst 11 lavish background of dance numbers created as onlj' Busby Berkeley can create them, the suave and debonair William Powell captures all acting honors ill "Fashions and Follies of 1D34," showing at tlie Cecil thoater through Tuesday. ' Hing.'ng- around a plot concerning a high pressure promoter's attempt tii become the fashion lung of Paris, the comedy-drama gives Powell an excellent opportunity' to display his talent. He is ably supported by Bette Davis, Frank McHugh anil "Iugh Herbert. : '; ':- *. K u l h Chuttnrtoii Is admirably suited to the role of an executive in ehiu-ge of a large automobile factory and gives a capable performance in "Female," the pi^t'v which closes its run Tuesday at the I'alcce. A (ie'i'vhtful, refreshing change from the love atones and other artificial backgrounds i.s presented in "The Last Roundun," the second feature on this b'll. Similarly. Randolph Scott and Fred Kohler lend a welcome he-man touch to the picture. Randolph Scott and Martini .Sleeper give convincing performances in "Broken Dreams" whirh playt- through Tuesday at the Iowa tlic- ntcr. Though this is not a fast- moving f i l m it concerns an interesting subject and presents a thoroughly satisfactory solution of a Iowa. Powdered rock was mingled with the previous soil and the vegetable matter that grew during the periods of temperate climate between the invasions of ice. After each of the first three glaciers, thu ground was covered with loess, but later conditions must have been different for the lowan and Wisconsin drifts are still at the surface in north-central Iowa. The last glacier visited Iowa so recently (only about 25,000 years ago) that the tongue-shaped region it covered is still too young to be properly drained, and so nature has to be assisted with dredges and tile. The loess and the drift soils are quite different in substance and appearance. The wind-blown earth is very porous, though- fine-grained. It rarely contains pebbles. The drift soils, however, are usually heavy with clay and filled with gravel. Many combinations of clay, silt, loam, ant sand are found in these two main kinds of soil, and almosl all are productive. Iowa has a lower percentage of waste land than any other state. Moreover, a method has been found by which the soil can be kept fertile, so that the fields will always produce good crops. There need be no end to the future of agriculture in Iowa. Activity Hints. 1. Find out how deep the loess (if any) and glacial drift is in your neighborhood by learning the depth at which well diggers strike solid rock. 2. Write an essay explaining why farmers should be glad that Iowa was covered with ice hundreds of thousands of years ago. 3. Find out what makes soil fertile. Next week: "Farm Machinery." problem which frequently arises-a motherless child whose father is ill-disposed toward it. T\VO (JOOI) FILMS IN" DOUBLE FEATURE Two good films are presented in the double feature bill which begins a three day engagement Tuesday at the Strand theater. Otto Krugcr Alice Brady and Madge Evans head the cast of "Beauty for Sale" whilr supporting players include Una Now njid Tues. MATINEE 15c; EVENING CHILDREN lOo Snott Murtlui Sleeper Added "THREE LITTLE PIGS" Walter Nl'W.H Ilro-.tdwsiy Brevity Musical LADIES _ (SIFTS KVEICV MOX. AM) TtJKS. NIGHTS Merkel, Phillip.s Holmes, May. Robson and Eddie Nugent. This picture deals with the life of a girl employed as a beauty operator in a New York salon. The acting, should be of high quality. The second pio.ture. entitled' "I '.ove That Man,", features Nnncv Carroll as a ."or-int worker who f"M- J o»* I-V'nufM Lowe w u i nlavs tl?^ "''ould bs fun of pot-''.*! a-i'l i!iijTMlm i: 3 « or frvrv : re-l pTil r oi, \Vit"li fa** th" street parad" Wy'n-vlay noon. "The House n n "(ith S'M.H." Iri"'- stor" a f n r r h i " Ka" TA-iin'-i*. an-' "fileenflivi Fa"t." fertiiviu"- Wvni" 1 nihson ; -\ a stnr" wl!"h mirvht we" "nd in tracer)" hut tin'ns ifilo i "hanriilv over aftov" nlrlure at Hi" whi"h rnmmene.»s H,i run \Vo(lnc.ida« 'it thn Palace. Bo 11 * s^nxvs niv r;rro'' ·"·nt.M't.mmnont, with Rior«vrio Cort^Mii-.s; TTrxn^ic. n n c j Preston Foste""Hh Miss i-'bf(in. ·* * * "A I.. *f.,il " ,, 1^0.1-..(!,,,, ,..|,l n i Klfn ""t'on a"d "-pn-s. this film leaves 'iltle to be dvired. Ken Maynsml nnd Tnrzan. his wonder horse, are starred in "Wheels of Destiny" which nlavs Friday and Saturday at the Strand This is a western thriller with Dorothy Dix furnishing the reason for Ken's daring feats. Dennis O'Leary, 64, Newspaperman, Dies SIOUX CITY, Feb. 19.---Dennis O'Leary, 64, former editorial writer and newspaperman in Towa, Nebraska and South Dakota, was dead today. He died yesterday almost a month after suffering a stroke. To KK Given Feb. 22. RICEVILLE, Feb. 19.--Harry R. Reasoncr will speak on "The Crime of Being Ordinary" at the high school auditorial on Feb. 22, and Leonard M. Nelson will offer a number of classical and semiclassi- cal selections for the piano as one of the eight programs presented throughout the school year by the Northwest assembly. MAJOR FEATURES Oliiitturlon --In-FEMALE 'clity li,- - ..,,·,, ilLTds ttirill J'" . . . us I!u rung I l i r l l l , - , ! nl[ Atucrlrn. ! Znne Orey'H "THK KOUND-Ul u l l l i MRS, CRANDALL, HAMPTON, DIE Succumbs at Iowa City to Pneumonia; Leaves Four Chfdren, Husband. HAMPTON, Feb. . 19. -- Mrs. Charles Ci-anclall, -13, prominent Hampton ro.sulciit, died Sunday night at a hospital in Iowa City. She had been in the hospital for three months nnc! submitted to several operations. Pneumonia set iu and resulted in her death. Mrs. Ci-amlall, whoso maiden name was Miss Alice Parks, wns reared at Dows. Surviving are her husband and children, Mrs. Alien Smith, Gerald, Alfred nnl Kenneth, all of Hampton; her mother, Mr.-;. ,7ay Alalnory of Hampton and several sisters. Her husband anil Mrs. Smith were with her at the time of l u r death. Funeral arrangements hiivo not been completed but burial w i l l be here. Mrs. Crandall was (ii-om- inent in affairs of the Church in: Christ and in Hampton social life. Agni was the fire god of the: Indus, corresponding to the Latin ignis. Avalon Ball Room Sunset Inn, Manly TUESDAY, FEB. 20 Al Menke's Band SATURDAY, FEB. 24 RAY KEYES AND HIS OKGIIISSTKA LADIES 25c--GENTS 10c ENDS MONDAY MTE "THE BOWERY" Inclcio Cooper, Wallace ISCCT.y DOUBLE FEATURE PROGRAM TUBS. - WED.' - THtmS " 1 ' First Showing -' hi Mason City _ A N I J -- \VnrUliiK G i r l s |jy l)uy_ \ V n r U i i £ .Mm Jiy N l f i l l l ! r.NDS T U K S D A V A Great T^mgh Drama! I'nt'Ucd With Song, Surprise and Sensation: "FASHION FOLLIES OF 193.1" \v i 1 h V E11K E T K A SI) A I .K F R A N K MclHJdH H U f i l l IIKKIiEHT 3 BIG DAYS STARTING WKDNESDA Y SPECIAL STAGE ATTRACT TON Royal Hippodrome Circus 3O--PEOPLE--3O I'-tuH,,* KENNETH WAITE'S INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS TROUPE OF CLOWNS LEE'S MILITARY BAND HARPER'S ANIMAL CIRCUS MAUDE THE RUCKING MULE 8 BIG ACTS 8 I-HUII.* Gcddos' Trio -- Dubbcli's Pets, Alpine Wonder Dogs lionta Brothers Acrobats WATCH FOR STICK KT P A K A D R AT N O O N ! i.v TIM: sf ILKK.M JOHN BARRYMORE in "Counsellor at Law" n.-v.viKf.s -- nmus KK.VVON

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