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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 13, 1933
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FOUR MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DECEMBER 13 · 1933 BUYING AGENT IN IOWA URGED FOR CERTAIN BOARDS Brooking* Report Advocates More Responsibilities for Supervisors. DES MOINES, Dec. 13. (/P--A section of the summary of tha report of tho Brookings Institutiou, whose recommendations ware made public recently, follows In this article, the twelfth of a series. Stata Purchasing; Contracting and Custody--Purchasing · and con- tracting'for statp departments, !B- sUtutlons, and establishments are at present conducted by (l) the executive council or Individual departments and establishments, (2) the state printing board, (S) the board of control, (4) the state board of education and the educational insti. tutlons, and (5) the highway commission. Purchasing by the board of control and the highway commission is now on an efficient and economical basis. In the case of the educational institutions there is no central- ised supervision and little uniformity. The state board of education or its finance committee should be au- thorised to issue rules and regulations governing purchasing and contracting in all.educational institutions. The departmets located at Des Moines are supplied in a manner that prevents quantity purchasing, standardization, proper accounting, and intelligent reporting-. The meth- j odg now in visa are unco-ordinated, unbusinesslike and wasteful. Would Be Centralized. It is considered essential, therefore, that all purchasing and contracting for departments and establishments other than the welfare institutions, the educational institutions and the highway commission, be centralized In a state purchasing department, in charge of a state purchasing agent to be appointed by tho governor without term and removable by him only for cause. This department Bhould take over all duties in respect to purchasing and contracting now performed by the executive council, the state printing board and any other de- \rtmcnt and establishment at tho seat of government which Ls now \uthoriiod to purchase and contract. Complete centralization of all purchasing and contracting for the state government Is not practicable ue to the geographical distribution of state agencies and institutions, and to the dissimilarity In their re- uirements. Responsibility for the custody of state-owned property at Des Molnes is also scattered. The atate purchasing agent, rather than the custodian of public buildings, should be in charge of all movable property. The duties of the custodian should par- tain solely to the custody oj buildings and grounds, including their care, repair, upkeep, cleanliness and policing. All janitors, watchmen, firemen, electricians, carpenters and matrons should be under his supervision. All appropriations for such servic and for repairs and upkeep of buildings and grounds should be voted to the custodian rather than to the executive council. Custody and care of property outside Des Molnes should remain substantially as at present, except for the additional duties pre- viously proposed to be assigned to the Board of Conservation- Would Increase Powers, County Financial Administration. The counties of Iowa in the aggregate cost about four-fifths as much as the state government. Financially, they are less Important than the school districts or the municipalities. · The county Is a subdivision created by the state for administration convenience. As such, it is necessary aud proper that limitations should be placed upon its tax levying, spending and de"bt incurring authority. Such limitations have been imposed In Iowa, constitutionally, legislatively and administratively. It is beieved, however, tliat the legislature might well givo more discretion to the board of supervisors. Administrative supervision of county finance by the state, particularly that exercised by the state auditor, has made encouraging progress. Such supervision should be centralized in the state auditor's office. Responsibilities Listed. In the county, the board of supervisors should be responsible for general supervision and control, the adoption of the budget, the voting of tax levies and the approval of quarterly allotments. The county auditor should be the local fiscal controller and to give his services in thl scapaclty efficiently and economically his duties should be redefined, certain extraneous functins transferred from him to other officers, the procedures of hee office improved and '· his powers clarified. The county treasurer's work pertains to the receipt, custody, and disbursement of county funds. Changes are required with respect to the collection of revenues and the selection of depositories requires reorganization. Because of the tech- nical character of their work, both the auditor and the treasure should be appointed by the boar of supervisors. The county budget system can b greatly improved. The fiscal yea should be made the same as tha of the state. The number of fund should be reduced; uniform ac counting, budgeting and reportinj classifications adopted; transfer between funds regulated; quarter]; allotments provided for and re ports reduced in number, simpli fled, and made useful. With the adoption of the county unit for public school admiriistra tiou, the financial admintstration of the schools -should be consoll dated with that of the county. / 20 Men Employed on Marble Rock Project MARBLE ROCK, Dec. 13.--At a special meeting of tho town council work was decided upon under the CWA program, The work, begun Monday, consists of laying tour incJ water main on West Bradford stree and on River street, a total of 50( feet and refencing the City^park Twenty local men are employed on the projects. When this work i completed it is expected that the same group of men will be employe in two local stone quarries crushing rock for surfacing town and town ship roads. 280 Will Give "Messiah." CEDAR FALLS, Dec. 13.--Two hundred eighty students at the Iowa State Teachers college wil sing "The Messiah" in the twenty ei_' til annual presentation of the famous oratorio by Handel at the, school Sunday at 4 p. m. C. A. Fullerton, head of the department of music at the Teachers college, wil direct the singers. about the New Ford V-8 for 1934 Greater power at still lower cost through new Dual Carburetion . . . Increased motoring comfort became of simplified Clear-vision Ventilation . . . Easier riding through more flexible springs, deeper seat cushions and softer cushion springs . . . Distinctive new appearance . . . Many other features l Mere Mlltt P«r Gallon--Merc Power, I Speed and Efficiency w i t h D u e l Carburetion--Greater OH Economy The performance and economy of the 1933 Ford V-8 have been the talk of thousands of motorists. Owners laid: "Leave it alone, don't change it." Dealers said: "Impossible to improve it!" But we have improved it--in every direction. We started ·with .the engine. The Ford V-8 for 1934 U more powerful, more efficient, easier to start in cold weather, yet it Is the most economical Ford to operate ever built -- largely because of the new Dual Carburetor and Dual Intake Manifold. Even in the coldest weather the V-8 engine warms up quickly and maintains an efficient operating temperature because of new thermostats in the waterline. Added engine refinements -- get the details about all of,them from the nearest Ford dealer -- reduce oil consumption and further reduce operating and maintenance costs.' O Clear-viiion Vintffatfon-- *· and the Windshield Opwif There's nothing to obstruct the view in the new Ford system of Clear-vision Put It to the Test Hide in this Ntw Ford V-8 for 1934 and find cut -- persona]!} 1 -- what it C2n do: Ic i* the one ture way to find out which car gives you the mott for your money. Ventilation. It's built-in -- simplicity itself. The same handle that raises the window glass also slides it back horizontally to the ventilating position, and then the forward motion of the car draws the air out of the body. Drafts arc eliminated, passenger comfort is assured, and windshield will not fog in cold weather. Another interesting feature of the Ford system -- the windshield can be opened! This, and th± cowl ventilator, provide the additional air needed for hot-weather comfort. O Greater Beauty--New Radiator Shell ** and Grille--Fenders In Color A car to be proud of, the Ford V-8 for 1934 has newly designed chromium- plated radiator shell and grille, and other distinctive features. Interiors are more attractive, with new tufted upholstery, new mouldings, new cove- type headlining, new instrument panel, new arm rests and new hard ware. Swivel- type sun visors in De Luxe bodies · prevent glare from front or side. Fenders on all De Luxe cars are in color to harmonize with body colors. New enamel finish on all bodies and fenders has greater wearing quality and more enduring luster. M Transverse Springs--Comfort with ^ Stability and Safety Ford transverse springs provide the utmost stability and safety. Placed crosswise, they tend to prevent the body from tilting on uneven roads, and turns can be taken safely at relatively high speeds. Free and easy action of all four wheels is permitted because the outer flexible tips of the springs are attached to the axles. Thus the most sensitive parts of the springs receive road shocks first and absorb them before they reach the body. The advantages of the solid axle are retained. PRICED AS LOW AS $515 F. O. B. Detroit, plus frtighl, tax and tit- lit try. Bumpers and ipare lire txlra. BACK TO BROADWAY Hopo Williams, social regis- t«t!to and operator of a, Wyoming dude ranch, has returned to the Broadway stage In a new show. (Associated Press Photo), SUPREME COURT DEGISrONS GIVEN Opinions Are Handed Down in Cases Tried in North Iowa. DES MOINES, Dec. 13. (JP--The ollowlng supreme court North owa decisions were filed with the lerk of the court Dec. 13: Bank receiver, appellant, vs, 'armers State bank, Garnavillo, owa, Clayton county. Judge W. L. lichendorf. Preference refused. Af- rmed. O'ptalon by Albert. Norris Enfield h«lrs v». E. H. lansen, administrator, appelant, lumboldt county. Judge George Heald. Accounting and judgment jranted. Affirmed- Opinion by Stevens. _ . j, ; ; .la re_Flpyd^ Palflwto, guardianship. Humbbldt county; Judge F. C. Davidson. For accounting. Af- 'irmed. Opinion by Stevens. First Trust, Joint Stock Land lank of Chicago, appellant, vs. J. F. "ngela, et al, Fayette county. Judge H. E. Taylor. Rent judgment. Reversed. Opinion by Mitchell. Howard Case Affirmed. First Trust Land bank of Chicago, cross appellant, vs. W. H. Scott, appellant, et al, Howard county. Judge H. E. Taylor. Decision on rents and profits. Affirmed on appellant's appeal. Reversed- on ap- pellee's appeal. Opinion by Anderson. Estate of C. F. W. Oelwein, Fayette county. Judge W. L. Elchen- dorf. Approval of administrator's report. Affirmed. Opinion by Albert. Harold R. Bechtel, appellant, va WInnebago county supervisors. Wln- nebago county. Judge T. A. Beardmore. Writ denied for repossession of tax sale certificates. Affirmed Opinion by KIntziuger. Edmund Kadlec, appellant, vs Myron Baker, et al. Judge Car W. Reed. Clayton county. Directed verdict in an auto accident damage case. Reversed. Opinion by Kint- zlngcr. Affirmed In Palo Alto. T. M. Kvilp vs. trustees of Iowa college, Gricnell, appellant. Palo Alto county. Judge James DeLand Judgment for recovery for gravel Affirmed. Opinion by Anderson. Herman Markworth, Adminlstra tor, vs. State Savings bank of Wo den, appellant. Hancock county Judge it. H. Kepler; Judgment on note. Affirmed. Opinion by Anderson. Otto Alqulst, appellant, VB. B. J Thompson, Winnebago c o u n t y Judge T. A. Beardmore, Dlroctec verdict against recovery on account Affirmed. Opinion by Anderson. Ida Llndloff, appellant, vs. A. F Duecker, Humbolclt county. Judg Jamea DeLand. Directed verdict against death, damages. Affirmed Opinion by Kintzingcr. Upheld in Hancock. Lincoln Joint Stock Land bank vs. Iowa Trust and Savings bank receiver, appellant, ct al. Hancock county. Judge T. A. Beardmore. Re celver appointed to collect rents and profits. Affirmed. Opinion by Kintzlnger. A. B. Hlnrlcks, executor, vs. OB car Butcher et al, appellants. Poca hontas county. Judge George A Heald. Motion for separate trial ov verruled. Affirmed. Opinion by thi court. Arthur Thomas vs. Central Stat Electric company, appellant. Har din county. Judge S. A. Clock Judgment for overcharges for heat Reveraed. Opinion by Donega. Mrs. Charles Shuttleworth, vs Interstate Power company, et al appellants. Winnebago c o u n t y Judge M. F. Edwards. Appeal in workmen's compensation case. Af firmed. Opinion by Mitchell. Will Sponsor Play. ELMA, Deer. 13.--The publl school will spoaor a play, ''Hobgob Iln House," which will be on Thurs day evening- Dec. ?1. MEYER FUNERAL TO BE THURSDAY Marshal at St. Ansgar Is Survived by Wife, Two Stepchildren. ST. ANSGAR, Dec. 13.--Funeral services for Henry H. Meyer, 62, marshal here for four years, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Sliroeder and Houg funeral home. Mr. Meyer died Sunday evening from spinal meningitis. He had been ill since Saturday. Services will be private because this was a contagious disease. Mr. Meyer was born July 8, 1871, west of St. Ansgar. When he was 21, he went to McCook, Nebr., for six years. On Nov. 6, 1895, he was married to Elvian Walk, who died in 1D17. In 1918, he was married to Mrs. Emma Kleinworth. He worked on farms. Surviving are his wife, sister and two stepchildren. Officials Go to Capital. BR1TT--County Chairman W. A. Lee, County Worker H. H. Mullin, County Superintendent J. R. Baggs, Supt. L. J. Thies and Supervisor Fred Oxley were business callera In Des Molnes Tuesday. At Mason City THEATERS OLABA BOW IN 'HOOPLA" AT CECIL Redheaded Clara Bow Is featured as a carnival dancer in "Hoopla" which shows at the Cecil theater Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, "iupporting her are Preston Foster, Richard Cromwell, Herbert Mundin, James GJcason and Minna Combell. * * » "Jimmy and Salty," fast moving itory starring James Dunn as a press agent and Claire Trevor as his sweetheart, began Wednesday for a hree day run at the Palace on the ame bill with "White Woman," ungle picture in which Carole Lomard and Charles Laughton have ie leading roles. * a * "Gold Diggers of 1933" will show arough Thursday at the Strand. This is one of the finest musicals to iave been screened In a year when iis type of production was at Us height. Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, "oan Blondell and Warren William head the cast. 6 * « LIFE ON NEW YORK'S EAST SIDE IN IOWA STfcAf · Wallace'Fbrct and Dorothy 1 Tree are co-featured in ''East of Fifth Avenue" which plays at the Iowa Wednesday and Thursday. Life on tho east side of the world's largest city is shown in this picture. * * i Another big musical comedy comes to the Cecil soon with cast chock full of beautiful girls and clever young men. Although "Take a Chance" la the title of the picture, the caliber of the cast should eliminate tho element of chance as far as the success of the film is concerned. James Dunn, June Knight, Lillian Roth, Cliff Edwards, Lillian Bond, Dorothy Lee, Lona. Andre and Buddy Rogers make up the featured players and should insure good entertainment. * * * STAGE WEDDING AT PALACE SOON The management of the Palace theater has announced a real surprise for holiday movie-goers which will take place on the stage of that theater Saturday evening, Dec. 23. A local couple which has already been selected will be man-led. * * * John Wayne, cowboy star of western dramas, comes to the Strand theater Friday and Saturday in "Telegraph Trail," a picture which shows the first effects of the advances of science upon the western frontier of our country. * * $ Buck Jones will nppenr at the Iowa Friday and Saturday in "The Thrill Hunter" with Dorothy Revler. Plenty of action and thrills are packed Into this picture. NASHUA ROBBERS CUT GLASS DOOR $50 in Cash and Bundle of Checks Taken; Sheriff Seeks Clews. NASHUA, Dec. 13.--Burglars last night cut a hole in the glass door aad unlocked the door from the inside to gain entrance to the Nashua Farmers' creamery. Fifty dollars in cash and a bundle of checks were taken. The safe was broken open by the thieves and the money, which was kept in the money box, removed. Payment on the checks was ordered stopped. Sheriff George C. Murray of New Hampton was called and is investigating. \\: 10 Seal Corn. COULTER---Edd Fredericks was appointed official corn sealer for this community. To date 10 farmers have sealed corn. TONIGHT! Wednesday, Dec. 13 CakeWalk Armory--Mason City Admission 45c, Tax Paid Laughterl TeanI Romance! Dramal AVENUE Columbia JMttura A --With-- Wnllnce Ford - Dorothy Tree Mary Carlisle WnH«r Connolly Walter Byron ADDED Mickey McGulrc Comedy Cartoon and Novelty Today and Thtirs. Mat. 15c Eve. 20c Child. TOc IOWA NOW SHOWING -- ENDS TRCB8. "GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933" With Snpfr-fruit of Stan and Hnndrrd* ot Frttly Oirta Same Prices, 15c, 20c STARTS FRIDAY flncJc Apnln! In A New W«t«rn With Covered Wagon*! Indians £ Massacres! Plenty of Action! FHIST SHOWIN'G JOHN WAYNE "The Telegraph Trail" -- Plus -Chapter 10 "Tarzan" OLD TIMERS' NIGHT AVALON BALLROOM Sunset Itvn--Manly, Iowa Presents--Helen Robinson and her "Ozark HU1 Billies" of WSM of Nashville, Tenn., in dance lilts of the gay nineties. THURSDAY NIGHT, DEC. 14 NINE O'CLOCK 'TILL, THE COWS COME HOB1E 14 TODAY! The most colorfu role In her tempestuous career! She Knows men's t r i c k s . . . and trumps them with a woman's charms 1 ;[*!·] jr, PRESTON FOSTER Another RICHARD CROMWELL fire hits! STARTS Saturday "TAKE A CHANCE" With James Dunn, Cliff Edwards, Juno Knight Starts TODAY It Imd ten years they hod even "WHITE WOMAN" · Fresh as the Fountain of Youth! Jimmy nunn'a nlrieit, merrient role , . . . A youngster iridi rrcat Idea* nbont jiff . . , and love . . . . in A fip«-d romance a«t to manic. "JIMMY AND

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