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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY-16 · 1937 Mason City's Calendar FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JUDGE CLARK MONDAY .Tan. 17-23--National Thrift Week. Jan. 28--Join Legion and Auxiliary party at armory. Feb. IS--James E. Gheen 'of New York to address joint evening meeting of Chamber of Commerce and service clubs. Herein Mason City Rltz Hotel Club, Bayside, dance, eat. Popular Sunday eve,food. Hi E. Bruce, · president of the Mason City Rotary club, and B. J Drummond will go to Fort Dodge Monday to present a reciprocal program before the Hotarians of that city. Mr. Drummond, who is manager of the transportation department of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, will give an address on "Partners in Industry," V. F. W. star party and fish Fry, Tues., Jan. 19, 6:30. Everyone invited. C. J. Merkel -of the Merkel company is leaving Saturday nigh' for New York where he will spenc a week on business in the interest of the local .store. "A city bus driven by Max Bruns, 14Vz First street southeast was struck from the rear by a car driven by Gleri Roben, Mason City, about 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Fourth street a n c Polk Place southwest. A car driven by, John Bilker Mason City, collided with a car driven by W. E. Wadhams, Hastings, Nebr., at 10:14. o'clock Friday night at Fourteenth street anc North Federal avenue. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a stag party and fish fry Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock. ! The meeting is open to the public. Birth certificates have been filed for Phyllis Joan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ficken, 1003 Jersey avenue northeast, born Jan. 3; Jo-Ann Marilyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnston, 918 North Federal avenue, born Jan. 5, and Wanele Lee, v child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elliott Dunlap, West Haven, born Jan. 3. The regular meeting of voiture No. 66 of the Forty and Eight will be held at the clubrooms, 319% North Federal avenue Monday evening at 8 o'clock, according to notices sent to members by Dr. T. A. Nettleton, chef de gare, and H. C. Shroyer, correspondent. Members of-the Townsend club No. 1 will hold a meeting Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the P. G;^ana-^E.'"a"uaftoriuin, Mrs. O. S. Winter announced Saturday; Ed Deeney will give a reading and 'Mrs. Agnes Bennett will play sev: eral musical .selections. E. A. Smiih of Abel and Sons, Inc., will leave Sunday for Chicago on a three day buying trip. Pioneer Savings and Loan Financing Many New Homes in City The Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan association of Mason City reported that 38 per cent of its home mortgages, accepted for insurance by the federal housing administration, were loaned for the construction of new homes, it was announced by George E. Palmer, special assistant to the administrator, and director of savings, building and loan activities at Washington, D. C. Ira Stinson is secretary of the Pioneer association. "In the financing of new homes in the Mason City area, this association had seven loans totaling 521,200 accepted for insurance as . ot Nov. 1, at an average of $3,029," Mr. Farmer stated. "Sum marizing the mortgages acceptec for insurance on all types of loan disbursed by this thrift and homi loan association we note that ' has made 19 advances totalin; $55,200. During October, the asso ciation increased its insured mort gage volume 13 per cent over tha of September. "The Pioneer Federal's -activitj has contributed to a 276 per cen increase by savings, building an loan associations nationally i their participation in the federa housing administration's mutua mortgage insurance plan since th first of the'year. On Nov. 1, 99 associations reported 21,630 mort gages accepted for insurance to taling $84,433,336. During th months of July, August, Septem ber and October, the volume o new construction mortgages ac cepted for insurance by these as sociations represented 40 per cen of their grand total of $39,846,41 accepted for this type of financin on Nov. 1, 1936." At the Hospitals Prominent in Political, Religious and Civic Life of City for Half Century The Rev. C. E. Fiynn to Deliver Sermon; Masons to Have Charge at Grave; Sunday ' School Class, Pallbearers. Funeral services for Judge Joseph J. Clark, 85, twelfth -judicial district judge and prominent in the civic, religious and political 'life of the community for more than a half century, who died FridHy afternoon of heart disease, will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Methodist church. The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. C. E. Flynn, pastor of the church. The body will be taken from the Patterson" funeral lome to the church at 1 o'clock Monday and will lie in state there until the time of services. Burial will be at Emwood cemetery, with the Masons in charge of the service at the grave. Members of Judge Clark's Sunday school class will be pallbearers. Active in Many Fields. -*From a long line of military men, plantation owners and churchmen of the blue grass country in Virginia and Kentucky, Joseph John Clark, dean of North Iowa district court magistrates, inherited the sterling qualities that made him the indomitable dispenser of justice in the courtroom, and the active and zealous worker in the civic, church and temperance societies that had gained him the place in the community that he held. The long line of ancestors'had intermingled to 'combine in him the vivacity and wit of the Irish and the French, whose traits were balanced on the other side by the stability of the English and the Scotch. Were Military Men. On his father's side his greal grandfather was John Clark, a plantation owner in Albemarle county, Va., near the time of the Revolutionary war. His grandfather was James Clark, a lawyer and military man, who served as a major in the war of 1812 and in the Indian wars. Much of his Irish strain came from his paternal grandmother who was a McCalla from the north of Ireland. On the maternal side he got A'daughter weighing 6 pound 4 ounces was born to Mr. ani Mrs.- Fred Stein, Northwood, at the- Park hospital Friday. ' Mrs. Boyd Walters, 1607 Wasri- ington avenue northwest, was admitted to the Story hospital Friday for treatment. George Noe, Osage, was admitted to the MercJ\ hospital Friday for treatment. Gail Grippen, 25 Vermont avenue southeast, was dismissed from the Story hospital Saturday iol- lowing treatment. "Do you know what becomes of your money?" asks an insurance :ornpany in an ad. Why, certainly. Creditors hound us until we .let 'onv have it.--St. Louis Star- TJnics. · much of the same combination with the addition of a bit of French characteristics. His grandmother was a Dunn, of Irish and Trench-Huguenot descent, and whose father settled near Boonesboro, Ky. His mother's father's name was Talton Embry, a Vir- inian of Scotch ancestry, who emigrated to Kentucky with Danel Boone, and became wealthy in ands and slaves. His mother's name was Martha Embry. Father Became Minister. James' W. Clark, his father, was graduated from Danville college, and then practiced law in Lexing- on. He .was converted and be- ame a minister in 'the Presbyter- an church. Joseph John Clark was born in ichmond, Ky., Oct. 30, 1851. His mother had inherited a farm of everal hundred acres in Saline ounty, Mo., and two families of laves. When young Joseph Clark vas but three years old, his family vas swept into the rush to the veslern lands, and settled on Mrs. Mark's farm in Missouri, then a lew country. There Mr. Clark became a armer, teacher and preacher. The vork on the farm was carried on )y the slaves, while he preached n the church, and established a school and academy of his own. The academy was called Shelby college, and was situated not far from Waverly, Mo. Educates Own Children. It was in their own father's school that most of the 10 children in the family received a large part of their education. One brother the late T. E. Clark of Clarinda was prominent as a trial lawyei and in state politics during his life. He served two terms in the state senate, and was known as the author of the first prohibition law to be placed on the statutes o the state of Iowa. During the Civil war the Clark plantation was torn and devastated by the troops of both sides win surged back and forth over it Missouri at that time was a hot bed of conflict, and neighbors be came enemies over night. Boys o the same household joined differ ent armies. Bush-whackers, Guer rillas, murderers and Jay-hawkers committed fiendish deeds al about them in the absence of th' regular troops. The Clark family had relatives in the. confederati and in the union service. Family Moves North. When the Presbyterian church split, Mr. Clark, then a prominen member of the general assembly cast his vote in favor of the northern branch or against the southern faction, which withdrew Though having many friends anc strong prejudices in favor of the southern people, he found it necessary at the close of the war to move north. In the spring of 1865 the family left the old plantation, and wen up the Missouri river to Kansas City, where they left their former slaves. Then they went on to settle in Nebraska City. The plantation was later sold at a grea sacrifice, leaving {he finances o: the family at a low ebb. In Nebraska City, Mr. Clark preached in the. First Presbyterian church.- But there were no publi schools there and for that reason he moved his family to Clarinda It was there that Judge Clark received his elementary schooling and was graduated from the Clarinda high school. Honored at University. He had sot his heart on going into college and for two years he scrimped and saved his wages svhich he earned by working on a farm, teaching ana clerking, in a postoffice. At the end of I h a t time he had saved several hundred dollars, and entered the law schoo' at the University of Iowa. He was graduated in the class of 1873 anc JUDGE CLARK WAS TO BROADCAST ON SUNDAY JAN. 24 Judge Joseph J. Clark was to have presented the initial Sunday morning broadcast of Sunday school lessons over KGLO on Jan. 24 under the sponsorship of the Cerro Gordo County Council of Christian Education, the Rev. D. L. Kratz, president, stated Saturday. The judge had started preparation of a half hour discourse to be broadcast at 8 o'clock in the morning on that date, the minister stated. Mrs. J. H. Marston has been selected to take Judge Clark's place. 3 INDICTMENTS RETURNED HERE BY GRAND JURY Forgery, Illegal Possession and Gun Charge Cited by Grand Jury. In their final reports, made late Friday to Judge M. H. Kepler, the grand jurors for the current term of district court here returned indictments against Lewis Erickson, Francis Cook and Fred Cassel. Erickson was charged with forgery n connection with three bad checks he is alleged to have cashed here. A forged check for $7.23 was specifically cited in the indictment. Cook was indicted on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol. A raid on his home at 533 Twenty- first street southeast by local police and sheriff's officers uncovered 32 gallons ot alcohol recently. Cassel's indictment charges him with carying concealed weapons. He was arrested by police here while he was carrying a revolver. All these men are in custody, according to the sheriff's office. In an earlier report the grand jury Indicted five men on charges of driving while intoxicated. County Attorney M. L. Mason and his assistant, M. C. Coughlon, worked with the grand jurors in considering the cases. was listed among the 10 honor students in the class. Letters from Chancellor William G. Hammond and Supreme Court Judge C. C. Cole to the Stanbery Tirm in Mason City, recommended him as equal to the best of his class as a lawyer, for any branch of the law practice and also stated that he was one of the finest debaters and was generally re- larded by his classmates as their best extempore speaker. Arrives ill Blizzard. During a severe blizzard on Feb. 24, 1874, Mr. Clark arrived in Maon City, and began his law career lore with the firm of Stanbery and Son. When the elder partner died in the following April, he ormed a partnership with the son, nd the firm, Stanbery and Clark, vhich lasted for 25 years, began ts cruise in the local legal waters^ Within two years after his arrival in Mason City he married he Methodist minister's daughter, Vliss Ida B. Chambers. They had wo sons, E. W. Clark, chairman f the board of the United Home 3anfc and Trust company, and ""rederick Joseph, Congregational minister at Hancock, Mich. The partnership, consisting of he late Hon. John G. Stanbery, ather of H. S. Stanbery of this lity, and Mr. Clark, was not dis- :plved until 1302, and after that ime Judge Clark practiced alone lor 'Several years. Then he tbrmea a partnership with his brother-in- aw, Frank W.' Chambers, ..here, which was maintained until his appointment as judge of the dis- :rict court in 1908. His appointment by Gov. A. B. Cummins came after the resignation o£ Judge Clifford P. Smith, and he was nominated at the republican convention at Charles City. Loved Trial Work. Judge Clark specialized during his legal career in trial work. Browsing about 'in the musty old files did not content him, and he spent every possible moment in the. courtroom. He wa's able to give vent to this love of the actua legal battle, when he was electee the first county attorney in Cerro Gordo county in 1B86. He held this office for six years. His life in Mason City has been a succession of 'public offices. In 1876 he was elected justice of the peace and he held that office foi in years. Then he was county attorney, and held that office unti he voluntarily retired six years later. He was also city recorder city clerk, city solicitor and a member and president of the school board. During this time Judge Clark took an eight year course as a student and teacher in the C h a u t a u q u a literary and scientific course here. Has Variety of Interests. A cross section of his life reveals an imposing variety o£ interests. He was primarily a member of the state and American bar associations. fte was president of the University of Iowa Alumni association in 1925; a thirty-second degree Mason; he was one of the 11 candidates for the supreme court at the convention in Cedar Rapids in 1920; for 10 years he was president of the first Young Men's Christian association in Mason City, being the first president of that organization, and was a member of all subsequent boards of the association until he voluntarily retired; he was a member of the official board of the MethodisJ church from the time he came to Mason City; three times he had been elected delegate and twice he had attended the Methodist general conference; he conducted one of the most popular men's Bible classes in the city, and he had been a member of nearly all of the temperance, church anc civic organizations, including the Kiwanis service club. Republican and Prohibitionist. Outside of his law and his church which might be said to be basic aetiviiios in view of his inherited tendencies from his father, Judge Clark threw his energies into the cause of republicanism Students and Adults Taking Part in WPA Recreational Projects Mason City's students as well as adults are taking advantage of local W. P. A. recreational projects centering on archery, photography, leather-craft and the production of celluloid articles. Bill Shoemaker, local high school sophomore, recently finished the construction of s. complete archery outfit under the direction of Hoy Harnack and his workers. His bow is made from a wood native to the Philippine Islands known as Palma-Brava. Quiver and belt, finger-tip guard and arm guard were fashioned from scrap leather into original designs. Arrows fletched, tipped, and painted by Bill complete his outfit that any , boy would be proud to own. Some of his outfit, along with specimens of the leather-craft, wood-craft, celluloid and archery supplies made by the W. P. A. workers or classes under their su- ervision, are on display in the leadquarters on the top floor of he Y. M. C. A. Fred Rourke Fined for Drunken Driving CHARLES CITY-- Fred Rourke ,vas fined $300 by Judge T. A. Beardmore here Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Rourke's driver's license was also revoked for three months. and prohibition, and endcavorec to unite the two into one cause In the amendment campaign in 18H2 he was one of the most prominent republicans, and had remained a staunch supporter o that party. He had made thousands of addresses on various subjects. Judge Clark was greeted bj King George V in 1924 when a representation from the member ship of the American Bar asso ciation went to England at the in vitation of the English and Canad ian Bar associations in 1924. Greeted by Kinp. Judge and Mrs. Clark were witl Mr. and Mrs. Bramlett of Missis sippi on the invitation to Ameri can bar members to visit Bucking ham palace. While the judge and the Bram- letts were strolling around, th king and queen happened to walk through the same section of tin grounds, and a double aisle wa formed to allow the royalty anc their attendants to pass among the visitors and greet them en- masse. Mr. Bra/nlett, who was a mem her of the senate of the Mississipp legislature at that time, remarked to Judge Clark, "The king wil know a distinguished gentleman when he sees one. He is bound to recognize you and you can introduce him to us." Procession Was Close. "By that time, the royal procession was quite close to where we were standing," Judge Clark recalled, "and I noticed that the king had removed his hat, so I took of my own.hat as he approached. "As he was almost opposite oui position he looked at me and said 'We greet you, gentlemen, anc hope you will have a pleasant time here.'" Judge Clark replied, "We grec your majesty as the most democratic king of the ages," whereupon the king stopped and shook hands with the Mason City jurist After introducing himself. Judge Clark introduced his friends, thereby qualifying as a distinguished gentleman under Mr. Bramlett's pseudo jest. Judge Clark was the recipient of many honors from members of the bar and other organizations. One of the latest functions of this character was the placing of a memorial of the district judges, past and present, in the records of the Cerro Gordo county court last summer Heads Harding F. L. Hudson was installed as worshipful master of Harding lodge, A..F. and A. M., at the Masonic liall Friday evening-. Other new officers installed arc: E. F. Handier, senior warden; Frank Carroll, junior warden; L. Hamcrslec, senior deacon; E. Tobsing, junior deacon; A. L. Hotchkin, senior steward; SI. Walters, junior steward; A 1 . T. Hcgg, treasurer: O. C. Halphidc, secretary, and \V. Hyde, tylcr. MCENANEY HAS CONTEST JOBS -erro Gordo Representative on Two Committees in Lower House. Among the members of the forty-seventh Iowa general assembly unable to take advantage of the t.djournment from Thursday to next Tuesday was Morgan J. Me- Enaney, representative from Cerro Gordo county. Mr. McEnaney was appointed :o two contest committees by Speaker La Mar P. Foster of the louse. These committees will .ake up the contests between Hee Aldrich and Robert D. Blue of Wright county and Loren I. Peel and J. K. O'Neill of Van Buren county. Mr. Blue, republican, attorney from Eagle Grove, was awarded he certificate of election which "prmed the basis for the contest filed by Mr. Aldrich, Wright coun- :y farmer, and has been perform- .ng the duties as representative in the present session pending the outcome of the contest, which was scheduled to begin Monday evening. The other contest committee, on which Mr. McEnaney is acting, s already at its task of deciding whether Mr. Peel, republican, Kcosauqua, can muster enough votes to overcome the lead of 62 votes held by Mr. O'Neill, democrat, also .of Kcosauqua. This contest over who will sit as representative from Van Buren county, is a race between two tormer county officers. Mr. O'Neil: is the former county auditor of Van Buren county. Mr. Peel was Van Buren's representative in the forty-sixth assembly. Mr. O'Neill's command of a (52 vote lead procured for him the certificate o. election and he is now sitting as representative pending the outcome of the contest. Drum Corps Presents Program at McKinley Clausen-Worden post, American Legion junior drum and bugle corps entertained the McKinley community center, with severa numbers at the school auditorium Friday evening. Don . Law, ; member of the corps, gave a bugli solo, "The Old Guard." Movie; were also shown. Evron Karges announced the amateur contest to be held at the McKinley school Friday, Jan. 22 The next meeting of the com munily center will be Jan. 29. Death of Marlow Is Declared Accidenta CHARLES CITY-- A coroner' jury reported Saturday that Wil liam Marlow came to his deal! when he was accidentally strut by two cars on icy pavement nea the Patterson farm on highway 218. The jury consisted of Ernes Sheldon, L. E. Hillier and M. M Fern. Will Accept Call. GOLDPIELD--The- Rev. John Haupt of Superior, Nebr.. wh was extended a call by the loca United Presbyterian congregation last Sunday to become pastor her notified local church officer Thursday that he would accep the call. 5KOW1N6 WHICH WAY THE WIND BIOW5 nuip K. jacoDson, secretary of he Iowa Retail Hardware asso- iation, on wajking out of the 'irst National bank a few days go met his friend, Francis Pow- rs, Des Moines, in an automobile t the curb. "Glad to see you," said Powers, vhose job is to check . f i r m s ' t h a t lave filed for incorporation. "I'm in my way up to Manly to look iver the books of a company and vill stop and see you when I get ack. I've got to get back to Des VIoines tonight." . Jacobson's c u r i o s i t y was iroused. "I should like to know what irm in Manly is big enough to be incorporated outside o£ the railroads," he said. "Well, just a minute and I'll tell you." Powers opened his brief case and sought out the papers on the matter. They both looked at it. "It's Manning instead of Manly," finally admitted the state man, as the fact dawned upon lim that he had made a 300 mile :rip for nothing. Manning is situated west of Des Moines. The honking noise of an automobile obscured Jacobson's reply, jut it 'appeared to be about as lollows: 'Well, that's the way with you dizzy democrats. You never know where you're going." Bank President BORGIA STREET, LOUISIANA, MISSOURI The Rev. G. E. Mensinjr and liis bride whom he married in Hampton Jan. 9, will live »n Georgia street in Louisiana, Mo. It's addresses such as that one that make Uncle Sam's postal clerks earn their bread and butter. Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Central Star, newspaper published by the sixth grade of the Central school, came off the mimeograph press .his week, full of interesting news. Among the stories was an account ot a visit to the Globe-Ga- jette plant and with it this kind appreciation from the new con.emporary: "The Central . Star appreciates he kindness of the Globe-Gazette '.or showing us their wonderful plant. They helped us very much n starting our newspaper. We lope that we can do the same for :hem sometime." The sixth graders expressed sincere regret over tKe departure of their teacher. Miss Gibson, who sailed abroad in December." The story closed with this gem: "We of the sixth grade are ask- ng that we may fail in our studies so we may be her pupils again next year." And then there was this courageous piece of journalism: "Before going to press we had an interesting article about Fielding but changed our minds because he was a fake. He made up that he was a human guinea pig." Harold Bull, former cashier of the First National bank in Mason City, has been named president of the National Citizen's bank at Mankato. iMr. Bull became cashier of the Mankatn banking institution when he left Mason City in 1B33. He was successively advanced to vice president and executive vine president and recently to the position of president. (Photo by Floyd IMcriclcth Wright, Kaye- rcay Engraving") Morjtan J. BIcEnaney, Cerro Gordo county's new representative in the Iowa legislature, is Betting the benefit .of the experience of an older head in the legislative business. He and Earl Dean, former Cerro Gordo county representative and now state senator, are rooming together at the Kirkwood hotel at DCS Moines. It will be recalled that Dean at the time he was rcpre- sentatii'e roomed with William McArlhur, then state senator. * DAILY SHOWING LARGER PROFIT Alfred de Buhr Praised for Efficient Management of Newspaper. Alfred deBuhr, formerly of Mason City and now business manager of the Minnesota Daily, published at the University of Minnesota, showed a $2,000 increase in profit over the fall quarter of 1935, according to the financial statement prepared by Carroll Geddes, financial adviser to student affairs. Mr. deBuhr said part of the profit is insurance against an expected slack in winter quarter business, when many ..merchants will decrease their advertising allotments. "The operating balance of $!,872.67 this fall as compared to a loss of $244.14 last fall is due largely to efficient management of and co-operation between department heads and to savings in printing costs," states Mr. Geddes. "The management of the Daily's business is the best in rny experience as financial adviser," Mr. Geddes said, "but I want to point out that the way editorial and business staffs of the Daily have been working together is one oE the paper's most valuable assets." Part of the Daily's profits will be used in an expansion program and to increase the Daily's services in training students for journalism. The total income from the Daily this fall was $17,611.39 as compared with $15,602.57 for the fall of 1935. The total expense was 515,738.72 as compared with SI5,- 846.71 the previous year. The Literary Review, literary supplement published quarterly by the Daily, will restrict its distribution and change its makeup to that of a magazine in the near future. RAG RUGS, MOP CAUSE OF THREE FIRES IN HOMES Blazes Break Out From Same Cause in 2 Houses Nearly Simultaneously. ,, Old rags, which were being, saved to be woven into rugs, were the cause,of two fires Friday al- ternoon. The fires occurred almost simultaneously, the second alarm coming in while the department was still fighting the first fire. The first call at 3:23 o'clock Friday afternoon, was to the home of William Lewis, 804 Jefferson avenue northwest, where rags in a closet on the second floor, caught fire. The smoke and heat was so great that firemen were forced to cut a hole in the roof of the dwelling before they were able to reach the floor on which the fire was in progress. The second call, at 3:50 o'clock, was to 340 Twenty-sixth street southwest, where rags piled on the floor of the bedroom caught fire in an unknown manner. Men who were off duty were called to the station in order that the department could send out a second crew to this fire. At 12:27 o'clock Saturday morning firemen answered a call to the home of Mrs. Jennie Telford, 823 Washington avenue northwest, where a mop in--the hall to the basement caught fire from spontaneous combustion. Members of the household tore off a portion of the wall and extinguished the fire before the firemen arrived. Fraternal Order of Eagles Launch Drive for Members Here Aerie No. 1,655, local organization of the Fraternal Order ot Eagles, scheduled a stag Saturday night at the lodge's new quafter-s at llB'/u Delaware avenue southeast to launch a sustained campaign for new members in Mason City and vicinity, officers announced Saturday. A second meeting was planned for Sunday afternoon at the lodge hall to hear a radio address by Conrad H. Mann, Kansas City, Mo., managing organizer and chief auditor of the order. The occasion will mark _the celebf'R- tion of Mr. Mann's sixty-sixth^ birthday. Joe Hummell, president, and S. R. Neiderheiser, secretary, are to be in charge of the membership drive. CONSCIENCE IS KING AFTER ALT., Conscience is king after all, though sometimes the coming of his kingdom is delayed, Miss Avis Gregory, children's librarian, has decided since she received an anonymous note in a copy of "Wolf Hunters" returned in, the box at the public library ' Wednesday morning before opening Jan. 14, 1937. The note reads: "I am returning the book I took'about four years ago without checking it out." In Boston recently a book was returned after 40 years and someone had the temerity to figure up the fine at 2 cents a day. It was quite a sizable amount. In Mason City a maximum fine is fixed and every effort is made to get books back to. the library before the 65 cent limit is reached. Miss L. M. Barrette, librarian, says. No fine is charged after that except when a messenger Rocs out to get books when 25 cents in addition is added to the bill. Alfred Crider Rites Held Here; Burial at Elmwood Cemetery Funeral services for Alfred L. Crider, 64, who died suddenly from heart disease Monday afternoon while on his run on the Milwaukee railroad, were held at (lie McAuley funeral home Saturday afternoon. The Rev. David L. Kratz, pastor of the Church of Christ, was in charge of services. Mrs. Helen Dunn and J. J. Fitzgerald sang. Pallbearers were Mason Barr, Frank Brose, M. E. Kelly and A. A. Major. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. Lots of Flash in Skies Says Carle "Flash--" But It was a different flash from that news one that Leo Carle, foreman of the composing room of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, is used to seeing. He claims to have seen a huge meteor flash across the northern skies at a tremedous speed at 11:55 o'clock Friday night. Mr. Carle was not the only witness to the large, brilliantly colored meteor, however, for it was also seen at other points even as far south as Clinton. Auto Tips Over. WHITTEMOHE--Six occupants of a car .driven by Earl Schmitt were uninjured when the auto tipped over 8 miles north of Clare while the group was returning from a basketball game at Clare. Thomas Farrell, Mary Anita Carry, Richard Seymour, Melvin E!- bcrt and Marion Smith were in the car. NEURITIS ARTHRITIS - RHEUMATISM Rc.id Ihc book that is helpins thousands! A postcard brines yon R F R E E copy of latest edition "The Inner Mysteries of Rheumatism" scaled and postpaid. Address the author today--H. P. CIcarwalcr, Ph. D., JM4-A, St. Hallowcll, Maine. Beauty Shop Opens. CRESCO--Mary's beauty shop has been opened here, across the street from the Chamber's hotel. It is-operated by Miss Mary Barnes, who has completed a course at Waterloo. Continued increases in business have been noted since the shop opened. Are You Lucky? HAVE YOU GOOD HEALTH? If so, you are lucky. Rectal troubles arc one of the causes of poor health. 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