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January 14, 1937

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 10

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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 14 · 1937 ill ' NOTED PIANIST'S VISIT RECALLED Rubinstein Hailed When Heard in.Burlington in Early Day. BURLINGTON--Abrilliant array of musicians, lecturers, and actors performed in the opera houses of pioneer Iowa. They formed a welcome relief from an otherwise drab existence and were usually well patronized. Few visits were more memorable than that o£ Anton Kubinstein at Burlington on Feb. 2fi, 1873. The story of this grand concert is told by Ben Hur Wilson in a recent issue of "The Palimpsest," the monthly publication of the State Historical society of Iowa. Hailed by the local press as the "greatest living pianist in the world," Rubinstein came to Burlington with three other artists-Henri Wieniawski, the famous violinist; and two world-renowned singers, M'lle. Liebhart, soprano, and M'lle. Ormeny, contralto. Citizens from Burlington and adjacenl towns jammed into Union hall, which for a number of years was the center of the social, political and cultural life. The night of the concert was extremely disagreeable. The local reporter facetiously remarked tha Rubintsein and his company "took us by storm" last night. The wind i)lew a gale--a heavy sleet was falling, arid the streets were a mass of ice. Inside, however, the hall was brilliantly lighted for the occasion. A hush fell over the entire room when Rubinstein entered and acknowledged the warm applause by bowing stiffly. Aided by his three satellites, Rubinstein entertained his listeners for two and one-half hours. The instant he sat down he became master of the situation. Sometimes he tossed his head back, passing a "vagrant hand through his bushy, leonine mane. He often raised high his hands, and swooped down on the piano like an eagle upon "its prey." Throughout .the concert he held his listaners "trance-like, or at fever pitch." After the concert one man declared: "I never expected to hear such music, this side of heaven." Oil Derricks Ring at Oklahoma Capital OKLAHOMA CITY, (UP)-Oklahoma's capital soon will be virtually an island in a sea of oi! derricks. Already on three sides of the Building and within a stone's throw at that, derricks' have sprouted up almost overnight to drain the rich Wilcox sand of its black gold. Now the state board of affairs has announced it will open the capital's last "oil frontier" by leas- To Relieve Bad Qough In a Hurry, Mix This at Home Better Results, and Saves 'ft, £$ m mJiftl tha fl tViirnmn* Big Money. Easily Mixed Tou'll never know tow quickly and easily you can overcome coughs due to colds, until you try this famous recipe. It . four times ns much cough gives you medicine for vour money, nnd you II , fiud it the finest thing JQU ever tried, for real relief. . 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Oldest Auto Driver in New England Is Woman at Age of 87 NEWTON, Mass., (UP)--Miss Elizabeth Seaman, 87, of Newtonville has been named "New England's Oldest Woman Driver." She passed 100 per cent the new compulsory Massachusetts driving test for all persons past 65. While she maneuvered her midget car through the heavy down- ' town traffic, Miss Beaman said she thought that the drivers of 65 were the safer, as they don't take chances and drive slower. - Miss Beaman, a former school teacher, believes any woman her age could manage an automobile if they could keep "doing things." "If you keep your faculties active by trying different things, it is surprising what can be accomplished," she said. Drivers Beat Fog by Touch of Amber PORTLAND, Ore., (IP)--Oregon motorists have discovered a simple way of cleaving fog with their headlights. Instead of smearing such compounds, as onion oil on their windshields, or lighting candles just inside the glass, they now wrap amber colored cellulose material over the lens. They say it works, the colored light overcoming much of the white mist. . Overmyer, R. H. Miller and M. H. H. L,. Gilmore,- M. P. Haggard, L. E. Litman, J. C. Maudsley, J. F. ing four tracts of parkway just south of the building. The Lincoln Terrace Parkway covers approximately 11 acres ot land and geologists have every reason to believe that it, too, will produce oil. Chairman Lea Nichols of the board of: affairs estimated that the state would receive a $200,000 bonus besides one-fourth of the royalty obtained for the leases. The- suggestion - has been made to the board that wells be drilled at an angle to drain oil believed to be directly under the capital. The Oklahoma City "Mansion Field," named from Gov. E. W. Marland's executive mansion which also is surrounded by producing wells, has brought thousands of dollars to the state through bonuses and royalty from wells on state land. Furniture Prices Will Be Higher When Replacement Stocks Are Bought $59.50 2 PC. Living Room Suite See Th'ese Fine Suites $5?.SO 8 PC. Wai. Dining Suite A ?Very Good Buy $59.50 4 PC. Modern Bedroom Suite A Super Value Prepared With the Finest and Largest Stock in our History--We Offer Exceptional O p p o r t u n i t i e s for Furniture Buyers Free Storage For Later Delivery Payment Plans As Liberal As Anywhere Evening Appointments Phone 3910 You Can Save From 25 to 40% By Buying Now More Than Half of Men at L S. T. C. Do Outside Work One Young Man Works 9* Hours Nightly; 20 on 8 Hour Schedules. CEDAR FALLS--That the pio- r.cer spirit of self-help still lives with the young men of 1937 seems probable from a glance at a report on tile employment of men students at the Iowa State Teachers ' college, released by Dean of Men Leslie I. Reed. The report shows that 55 per cent of the men at that institution are at present "working their way through college," either in part or in whole. Jobs' range in nature from "peeling spuds"-and onions--to milking cows and to mending smashed thumbs in an industrial plant. Time schedules for steady employment range from one-half an hour to nine hours a day. The greatest number of men hold jobs calling for two and three hours a day. 20 Work 8 Hours Daily. Approximately 20 of the 321 employed men consider a college education so important that they are working 8 hours a day in addition to performing their school work, though some of them are on shortened schdules. Fourteen men hold more than one job. One young man works nine hours each night. Men holding full-time jobs usually work at night and oftentimes come straight to school at the close of the day's vork. \Vhat sleep and studying hey do is from noon until the job begins in the evening. Most Work for Board. As far as remuneration is concerned, the greatest percentage o he employed men work for board part board, or room, the repor ndicated. Those that are paid in cash receive from 25 cents to 3 cents an hour, a rate set by th standards of . the. National Youth administration, government agency aiding needy students. Fulltim jobs with private concerns pa; from §40 to $70 a month. Seventy-one of the men are working under the national youth administration, the remainder of the 321 being employed by the college itself, or by numerous private homes, factories, or business houses. Public restaurants, cafes, and hotels use 47 of the students, while 38 others help in the commons, student center, and 22 of them do janitor work for the college. Olhcr Jobs Listen. Olhcr jobs include clerking and selling, work in factories, on newspapers, on farms and in the ollege library. Though 55 per cent of all the men enrolled arc employed, the ;ame is true of only 47 per cent if the freshman class.' According o Dean Reed, freshmen are not encouraged to work outside school, jecause they need all their time o become accustomed to college vork. In addition, the upper classmen. Dean -Reed said, usually mow where the jobs are and beat he freshmen to them. Dean Reed said that outside work probably does affect grades 'Student workers probably could learn more if they didn't work outside," he declared, emphasizing the word "could.'V'It Is doubt- ul, however," lie went on to. say, whether they would. It's human ature for most people not to vork any more than they have to. \nd that goes for studying, too." Olson, 76, Lifelong Northwood Resident, Dies; Funeral Held NORTHWOOD--Funeral serv- ces were held Wednesday afternoon in Northwood Lutheran church for Olaus A. Olson, 76, life- ong resident of this vicinity, Avho died Saturday at his home in wooH following an illness of several years during which he suffered three strokes. The Rev. William Tiede, pastor of Zion .utheran church, conducted the ·ites in the absence of the Rev. J. W. Ylvisaker, pastor of Nqrth- vood Lutheran church, who is ill n Minneapolis. Burial was made n Sunset Rest cemetery. Mr. Olson was born Oct. 25, 1860, in a log cabin in Silver Lake ownship. His parents were Aus;in and Gunlo Olson, pioneers of this vicinity. His father was a Civil war veteran and one of his early recollections as a child was iis father's return from, service, walking from Mason City to the farm west of Northwood. He worked with his father on the farm until 188D when he entered the lumber business in which he was employed for 32 years. He also spent 13 years in farming during his adult life between periods, of service in the lumber business, working for the Northwood Lumber company, on Ill's return to town until his health failed in recent years. He was married June 15,'1891, to Caroline Kaasa, who survives him. To them were born seven children, all of whom are living; Mrs. Bliss 'Swensrud. Mrs. Lewis Flatness, Mrs. Herman Sandman, Mrs. Glen Thoen, and Clarence Olson, all of Northwood; Mrs. A. Bjornestad, Albert Lea; and Oscar Olson, Mason City. There are 10 grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Mag- lus Borg, resides in Northwood. Dirst of Hampton Is Town Mutual Officer Three North'lowans were elected officers of the. Town Mutual Dwelling, insurance company at the annual meeting held in Des Moines. B. Rees ' Jones is again president..' Frank H. Dirst of Hampton was 'chosen secretary and R. J. Sullivan of New Hampton and E. Lloyd Young of pel- wein were named directors. Peterson, 87, Buried. DECOR AH -- Funeral services were held for Joseph Peterson, 87, who died at the home of a nephew in Canoe township after a short illness of pneumonia. The services at the Ness and Fjelstul funeral home in Dccorah were in charge of tlie Rev. Carl Losen. Later services we're held in the Hesper Lutheran church, with the Rev. Mr. Havneros officiating. Four brothers and a sister survive, Mrs. Rebecca Larsen, Crookston, Minn.; Peter and Lars, Decorah; Ole, Tos- tcn, Minn.; Isaac, of Hesper township. SPECIAL DRY. SKIN MIXTURE Miller Re-elected Bank Head. ALGONA--At the annual meeting of the Iowa State bank held Tuesday evening at.Algona, R; H. Miller was re-elected president; H. R. Cowan, vice president; Harold Gilmore, cashier and F. L. McMahon, assistant cashier. Directors are H. R, Cowan, John Frankl, BEFORE 2 oz. 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(UP)--It is a mistake for people to try to find an explanation Cor works of art, according to Rockwell Kent, nationally known artist, whose works hang in the galleries of the Carnegie Institute at Pittsburgh and those on the estates of 'Henry Frick and Mrs. Payne Whitney. "It is a mistake," he insists, "for the simple reason, that as a rule there isn't any. If you like a picture, keep it on your wall. If you don't, throw it out the window regardless of the vogue of the moment or the opinions of others." Asleep in Chair When Surprised on Birthday RUDD--William Schweizer was surprised Tuesday evening in honor of his birthday anniversary. He was asleep in his easy chair when a group of 30 guests walked into the house. Five hundred was enjoyed, Mrs. Homer Moore and Ronald Lcnz receiving high prizes and Louis Hoel the traveling Crisp as-a lettuce leaf! C O T T F R O G 69 As gay and fresh as new spring flowers and just as colorful! 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