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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, February 17, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. F E I 5 R U A U Y 17 THREE LIFE INSURANCE MOVES WEALTH National Committeeman Says Million Dollars Paid Each Working Day. "Life insurance is the greatest distributor of wealth the world has ever known," stated R. L. Bailey, national executive committecman. ic an interview today. "For more than 100 years the institution of legal reserve life insurance has provided the American people with a systematic method of sharing burdens and distributing wealth that has defied the storms of economic suffering and distress. Two Billions Paid. "Last year more than $2.600,000,000 was paid by life insurance companies to · policyholders and their beneficiaries. This represented death payments, matured endowments, annuities, surrender values and dis- Reuben Hall Bids Europe Farewell at German Port Leaves Comrades Elsinore for Hamburg. in EDITOK'S NOTE: This is the twenty-eighth and probably the last of the Ileiibcn Hall letters, which Globe-Gazette readers have ciijcyed the jiast months, as it deals with his preparations to leave Europe. By KKUBEN MALL HAMBURG, Germany--At last 1 broke away from Denmark and the Danes. Bit this time "she" didn't happen to be a Dane. So now I'm in Germany. What n e x t ? Pretty soon I'll be hopping a. steamer for New York. of sad and then my arm got tired shaking hands with everyone. The hardest part was when Finland. Norway and Sweden called me into ability benefits, and $1.700,000,000, a room lo say goo db ye . We were of that huse sum was paid to liv-1 f o u r good com rades. of that huge sum was paid to ing policyholders," Mr. Bailey continued. We worked in the garden to- ,cther. had classes together, ate to- years. gether. talked together, played to- "Dtirinf the depression 1929-1935 life insurance has sent di- j gc iher and were the best of friends rectly into the nation's homes no less 'than $13.200.000,000. This vast amount--more than $1.000.000 every ·working day during the past six years--served in large part to prevent want and relieve distress and many policyholders resorted to their 1 life insurance savings as their only* means of support. These widely distributed payments contributed materially to human welfare and to the lessening of dependency through the nation at a time when this need for relief was paramount. Without this aid our country would have most certainly faced a more .serious crisis. 63,000,000 Policy Holders. "Life insurance embraces the welfare of three-fourths of our population. At the close of 1935, approximately 128,000,000 life insurance policies, representing a volume of .$101,000.000.000, were owned by 63,000,000 policyholders in the United States and it is estimated that the aggregate number of individuals protected by these policies reaches 100,000.000." Mr. Bailey stated that this information is the result of a study of the year's business by the National Association of Life Underwriters, of which the Mason City association is one of 297 association units located in the leading cities of the country. Index of Growth. "Insuranc in force, always a critical index of growth, continued its upward climb during the year just closed which manifests the growing public confidence in the security ·which the institution affords. It has become a . synonym for safety and ·fidelity of performance and today it enjoys, as never before, the faith and confidence of the American people. "Progress of business recovery is reflected strikingly in tile increase of new insurance written in 1935 over the previous year. Nearly nine billions of dollars of new insurance was written last year and the American public invested its income to the extent of S3.521.000.000 in life insurance premiums. This represents 7.2 per cent of the 1934 national income, the last year for which these figures are available. Borrowings on policies have returned to normal and there has been a marked desire on the part of policyholders to repay policy loans and restore their protection and cash values." Sister of Mason Cityan Is Buried at Emmetsburg EMMETSBURG -- Mrs. Fred Parks, sister of Miss Katlierine Gibson of Mason City died at her home here Friday after a long illness. Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon at Trinity Episcopal church. Besides Miss Gibson, Masqn City teacher, Mrs. Parks leaves two other sisters, her husband and three children. Visit Hormel Plant. DECORAH--Ten students of the animal husbandry class of the De- eorah high school, accompanied by their instructor. Kenneth Reeves, motored to Austin Saturday. They inspected the Hormel packing plant and several of the dairies in connection with their agriculture classes. LUCKY TIGER'S NEW FOtSMLSSS - ofdry brittle hairforPermancnts. Beautifies and increases tensile strength...truaran- ieed to cive more Hie and sheen... to cleanse better and rinse out quicker. Ask your dealer or beauty operator or write for/recsamplc. LUCKY TIGER MFG.CO. Kansas City, Mo. Ivar, To Make Speech. the Viking from Norway, was going to make a little speech as he presented venir from the me with a three boys. sou- His Woman's Ailments [WJAXY women a r c troubled w i I li in o n t h 1 y pains, weakening drains, headache, backache, or "heat flashes." T h e y should take Dr. Pierce'* Favorite Prescription. Read what Mrs. J. T. Graham of 1S2I Cotby St.. Omaha. Ncbr.. said: "I was ill unstrung. Mv strcnsln was ,t a low ehb, at times I felt I could hardly keep up. Frequent headaches and li.ick.icn: taxed r.iy strensll.i to the tilni-ii't. 1 too* Dr Pierces fjvn'ritc Prescription and my unpetitc improved, I fc'.t ever ,o much sion K rr. and the hr.iilai.lir ami l-Jckaclis disappeared." Knv now of vclir dru;:^ : . · \ew n.-e. taKrV /!V., l/Tiict Si.'"- '-^r «-.TC, tablets ftf liquid Si.x- speech trailed into silence, so he just stuck it into rny hands. Very little was said for a long time and then our attempted jokes only brought forced laughter. They p::- sented me with a silver plate with our four names engraved upon it, a token of friendship, I had rather a varied escort to the station. The boys wouldn't let me carry a thing, but grabbed my luggage for the last trek down the streets of quaint old Elsinore. It was rather an international crew to see me off. There were three Czechoslovakians, a half dozen Danes, one Norwegian, a Finn and a Swede to say "Farewell" to one American. No, one should never stay too long in any foreign country, because one makes too good friends and it is very difficult and sad to leave them forever. Can Talk German. You ought to hear me talk German! It comes in real handy in emergencies. I feel rather proud. First I ask if the person to whom I speak understands English. Then I sort of size him, or her (as the case may be) up, and if I'm quite sure they can't understand French, I always ask, "Parlez-vou Francais?" I don't want them to understand French, as I don't, but it makes a good impression to let them know that you are a real linguist. If they can't understand English or French, I start in in German. I don't know many words, but I can use the ones I know over and over. I've become so good that I can use the words in many different ways that even native Germans have never thought of before. German is a guttural language, but I make it even more guttural. Then they can't distinguish whether I have the proper ending or not. Great sport and educational. Don't Understand. The trip to Hamburg was just an ordinary trip. Nothing unusual or exciting. A surly, elderly Danish man and a young German boy were in the same compartment. He tried to converse with me, but it wasn't, so successful. Of course I speak German, as I said before, but I don'i understand it! That's the trouble. We left Copenhagen at midnight. T carried my own baggage around the station and thus saved about a quarter so I could buy the last "Saturday Evening- Post." Really the last issue too. After reading awhile I tried to sleep. The German lad did likewise. He sure had a nice "snore." That sounds practically the same in all languages. Since be was on the train he must have dreamed he was the locomotive. The way he snored and puffed, he was going up grade all the time. H:id H;ilf Bench. I had only half a bench and had to devise some new fantastic sleeping designs. I had to keep my feet on the floor and then after laying on one side for several hours I got so tired that it didn't help much when I turned over. I tried lots of postures, but the most comfortable one was a combination of a draw and suspension bridge. It really pleases me that I am in a hotel tonight. I suppose this will be the last letter from Europe. If I wrote another. I'd probably get home as soon as it. I have enjoyed what I have seen of Europe. I cannot say that I have not tasted of the romance "f adventure. Perhaps it has been a trifle docile for a veteran wanderer, but it has been exotic for a boy from the plains of the middlewest." Has H:id Thrills. I've had the thrilling satisfaction of feeling a rolling deck beneath my feet, in calmness and in storm. I've sipped the exquisite redolence of old world wines. Have dined in the quiet comfort of a garden spot and in the excited atmosphere of sidewalk cafes. I've eaten in the homely comfort of a paesant's house and "skaoaled" his health over a stein of smooth, dark ale. I have dined in a luxurious night club and toasted the health of fair ladies with a goblet of exquisite wine. Waves of rolling Alps, sheathed in glistening snow and encircled by gossamer garlands of clouds, have pleased my eye. I have gazed with awe at the mirrored reflection of this mountainous beauty in the turquoise waters of an Alpine lake. ! I've, cycled through the pastoral i beauty of gently rolling Danish landscapes. I have wandered idly through the mute-speaking halls of historic, old castles and have, with quiet reverence, trod the high arched naves of ancient cathedrals. In Old Cities. I've explored the quaintness of narrow, winding streets in old. old cities. 1 have historically reminisced amidst the ruins of Roman conquerors, who lived some hundreds of years before the birth of ChriaL. I have viewed the scenic beauty of Norway's glaciers and everlasting snow. I rode down a narrow, winding valley with rocky mountains of walls of mountains rising abruptly to vast heights above and on whose walls white pendants of waterfalls were hung. I have thrilled to the maritime 2 of steaming down the waters of a deep cut fjord, where the the gray rock seemed to press to the very gunwales of the boat itself. I have enjoyed the serene wildncss of an upland valley in Norway, surrounded by craggy sentinels, whose heads were whitened with fresh fallen snow, the source of uncounted brooks. In this upland valley, I delighted in the taste of fresh, processed wares of a mountain "sctcr" maid. I've even experienced the angler's quick beat of heart at a tug on a baited hook and the seaman's anxious thrill at the antics of a rowboat in a storm. Aur WTeflersclicii. Sunning on the ocean's sands, with a. dip into its saline breakers 1 have added zest to my experiences. I've even had the uneven rhythm of the heart at a pretty girl's smile and glance, or at that parting moment after a moonlight stroll. Perhaps the whole intentions of my first adventure have not been fulfilled, but I, at least, have a store of memories that will provide many days of fond reminiscing-. So I bid adieu to this Old World. It has been kind to me. It has been quiet and serene, but in the south one hears words of war. Words drowned in tears and dyed in blood. I am glad that I've escaped from Stars Nominated for Annual Academv Awards Sealers to Check on Whether Corn Is Safe From Spring Floods 1'KS M U l i N ' K S . ' . I V Tin- stMlc ilr- | p.'irtni'.'iii i'] 1 M ^ r i r u l t u f c jMoriil.'iy I war l u ' k c i l l.o I K I V C ! i l l r r k a.s In w l l i ' t h r r u i i i i ;uu! r n r n setilerH sealed corn is ;at"c t r o i u pos- Increase in Telephone Business Is Reported DOU'S Tlii 1 a n n u a l rueeUiis' cC I Ho W r i g h t ami K r ; i i i l ; l i u county M- cplionr c o m p a n y w.-u; hrld ThursiUiv a f t e r n o o n . The secretary's report Nlimvod an in business w i t h q u i t e a n u m b i ' r or new phones in- .'·LHlleil and a d i v i d e n d of (j per cent was declared. Officers elected were: President. \V. p". Schroeder: vic.n p r e s i d e n t , O. C. K i n i c ; secretary. .1. i', .lacohson: t r e a K u r e r , il. S, Gun- Sold Mis. B P J C K L Y N -- B r i f d y n school WHS I'losri! .Monday and Tnrsday because r u r a l students c u u l d not £ct to town, Because of the l a c k of coal, several loads were h a u l e d on!, of the school- Tuesday nijrhl the elevator i r r e i v c d a. carload of coal which was di:-hed out in 500 pound lots in the order in w h i c h names appeared on the waitins list. Kur tile first, time in motion picture history one [licturc, " M u t i n y on Itir E;f':M!!y," has nual awards of the Academy of Motion ric.turo A r t s and Svieuces. oilier actors a n d act re shown. (Central Press) piaced f h r r e :u'(nrs iu n m i i i n : i t i u n t i n - Hull's noiiiinatcd. and i h r p i c t u r e each s l u r p an- arc them by not being able to road foreign papers. Auf, wiedcrschen. Europe. Hello, America. Dows Commercial Club Aids,in Clearing Roads DOWS--The vicinity of Dows was snowbound but no real hardship was reported so far. W i t h n good supply of coal on hand, other carloads were received in time to prevent a short- aged. The Dows C o m m u n i t y club bold a special meeting and arran to send men out to help open l o a d s for the farmers. A crew of at least '20 men has been shoveling and working: in conjunction w i t i i the county and federal snow- plows. /// lnili\ and G/ m fj/imo is sun- cured l hanging on nicks in the open air. When we say that a tobacco is good enough for Chesterfield cigarettes, we mean just this-. . . TOBACCO that is ripened in the sunshine, then picked, leaf by leaf, when fully ripe. . .. TOBACCO that is cured just right by the farmer -- flue-cured, air-cured or sun-cured to seal in its good aroma and. flavor. . . . TOBACCO that is aged and mellowed in hogsheads or bales for two years or .more until free from harshness or bite. Thai h the kind of tobacco we use for Chesterfields--mild, ripe tobacco, cured just ri^ht and aged for flavor and taste. WEUKKSIIAV SATIJIHMY I.1LY M.VO PONS MART1M KObTM.A.NETZ OKCIIESTIU A.Mi CHOItUS 8 P. M. (C. S. I.)-COLUMBIA KEIWOBK. © O56, TOBACCO Co- ness etter taste

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