The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 16, 1937 · Page 17
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, January 16, 1937
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16 · 1937 AUTOS SAFE AT "60," IS CLAIM Speed of 70 Dangerous in Spite of Good Roads, Says Iowa Expert. BOULDER, Colo., (/P) -- The "ceiling" for sate driving on highways is about GO miles an hour, Herbert J. Gilkey, head of the Iowa State college department of theoretical and applied mechanics, told engineers attending the University of Colorado's highway engineering conference. "Because of limiting engine efficiencies, tire wear, oil and gas consumption, windage and lighting difficulties, the upward trend ot speed seems to be approaching a ceiling for safe driving ol about GO miles an hour," Gilkey's prepared address said. Regardless of favorable road conditions, a speed of 70 miles an hour will continue to be both costly and unsafe, with the costs and hazards mounting rapidly for further advances." His requirements for a 80-mile- an-hour, two-lane highway: "Maximum curvature six degrees, with all curves spiraled and super-elevated; a paved width of 22 feel or more; sight distances of 800 feet for curves; limiting grades of six or seven per cent; frequent sight distances of 2,000 feet or more for overtaking and passing vehicles; compensation for all limiting grades on curves; smooth and rutless shoulders; suitable turnout facilities and cross traffic and pedestrian control." Framework of KGLO's Antenna Tower K No effort or expense has been spared to make KGLO an outstanding station. Penney's has spared no effort or expense either to bring you these two truly outstanding money-saving values, starting MONDAY, JAN. 18 36" f a s t to washing, includes fancies, plain colors and shirting stripes. Item No. 2 Men's Nucraft Collar Yes, it's true! Genuine Nucraft collars, will not wilV- and at this low price. All assorted- vat printed, full cut. Sizes 14 to 17. · ice requirements in state labor departments will become more vital as the social-security program progresses. National President of Women's Groups Plots 1937 Program WASHINGTON, (/P)--Mrs. Hob-' ert Campbell Lawson, president ol the General Federation of Women's clubs, said Thursday the dangers of narcotic cigarcts and high maternal mortality rates are new fronts on which the organization-will fight its old battles this year. She made the statement as board members assembled from every state for their midwinter meeting. The federation has more than 2,000,000 members. Installation Is IIclil. MANLY--Joint installation of Odd Fellows and Rcbeknhs was held at I. O. O. F. hall with Mr. "Webb, grand master, and Mrs. Bertha Garrett, district deputy president; Mrs. Ella Sorenson and Percy Loomer Installing. Offices filled as follows: For the Re- bekahs, Palma Knulson is noble grand. During the evening, Mrs. Beardsley and the Itov. Mr. Wuebben played the musical accompaniment. Mrs". Bonnie Hansen sang a song appropriate for the occasion, composed by Mrs. EUa Sorenson. A dinner was served to about G5 after the meeting. 2 Trains IMay Be Added. ALGONA--At a recent meeting of the Milwaukee railroad officials and the Chamber of Commerce Secretary O. S. Reiley liore, recently, it was indicated that two passenger trains might be added to the present schedule on the Milwaukee and St. Louis line through north Iowa. Congratulations We know you will have the finest Raclio Broadcasting Station possible. -- we give you and your car the best service possible. SUPER SERVICE STATION Washington and First Street S. E. Phone 688 Above is pictured 1 the towering framework nf KGLO's 290 foot tower, tallest structure in the city. The tower and transmitter are situated on the western edge of Mason City, on the Mason City- Clear. Lake highway. Superannuated Tunes Barred to Whistlers, Singers in Krioxville KNOXV1LL.E, Tenn., (/P)-Knoxville whistlers found out Friday, they arc subject to a $50 fine it caught publicly tweeting "Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay," "A f t e r the Ball", or "Two Little Girls in Blue." WPA workers codifying the city's laws found an unrepealed 1893 ordinance making a misdemeanor of "singing or whistling superannuated tunes." Church Officers Elected. D U M O N T--The Washington Reformed church elected: Deacons, Henry Meinders, Will Strut- hoff and John Lupkes; ciders, Mr. Frohling, Eggert Clawson and Otto Miller; treasurer, Herman Essman; pianist, Annetta Rcwcrts and assistant Esther Rewerls. The Rev. David Heardon is pastor of this country church. Tokio Doctor Rivals Popeye's Record for Spinach Consumption TOKIO, ()--DL-. Kakuji Yoshida, setting an example for the little boys oE the world, announced Friday he had eaten 8,280 pounds o£ spinach in the last six years. This is more than three pounds a day. i Dr. Yoshida said it had made him "robust and youthful." Sends Birthday Greetings. G I. E N W O O D, M'J -- A. D. French, Glbnwood's 95 year old Civil war veteran, switched the usual procedure and celebrated his birthday by sending a birthday letter to nearly 100 people. Breaks Ankle in Fall. LEHIGH, (/P)--Lee Lang, Lehigh school janitor, slipped on ilie ice and broke his ankle. He was crawling home when his son-in- law, D. C. Trueblood, found him and assisted him home. WE CONGRATULATE MASON CITY'S RADIO STATION - - AND TO THE MEN WHO HAVE COME HERE FROM OTHER CITIES TO JOIN THE KGLO STAFF, WE SAY, "WELCOME TO MASON CITY" ir'st National Bank MASON CITY, IOWA Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Wenig Voices Service Aims in Bulletin Argues Employment OHice Should Be Maintained Under Present Plan The necessity of continuing the operation of the Iowa employment service offices under a merit system so "they do not become machinery lo foster political aims and designs" is poinlcd oul by Frank Wenig, stale labor commissioner, in the December issue of the Employment Service News, issued by the United States employment service, United, Stales department of labor. The article, which is a reprint o[ an address gix'en by Mr. Wenig at a convention ot government labor olficials at Topeka, Kans., is ot nlerest here because one ol the late cmploymenl sea-vices is in op- ration in Mason City. Is Slow Prqcess. "It Iowa is typical, the creation ind building oE a working organi- .ation in the employment service s a slow and difficult process," VIr. Wenig adds, presenting rca- ons for continuing the service under the labor department. Cumu- alive experience, he points out, is of special value in this service. 'There is no slate civil service commission in Iowa, but the stale las had experience with the merit system as required by the United States employment service. In the fall ot 1934, after tile fowa state employmenl service had been operating for 5 or 0 m.onllis, the United Stales employmenl service' senl ils representative la o\va to conduct examinations. Those selected on'the basis of tlio merit examinations are, with some exceptions, good people. 'They have taken .readily to training. They have shown themselves adapted to meet changing requirements and have done a pretty good job. These 'merit examination' people assumed duties in our offices Jan. 1, 1935. They nave been trained and have been enthusiastic about their work. They have made good progress with many employers and are getting, a large number ot employers' orders, but they still are not getting as many as they could; they have a long period of development ahead of them before maximum resulls will have been achieved. I^ose Momentum. "The poinl is, that changing administration and changing personnel cause loss of momentum. The new employes have now been on the job for more than a year and a half. They are still being trained and lectured and talked to. They still are receiving instruction on their work. If these people in 18 months' time are still learning and working toward the mastery of their jobs, then to replace them with new employes would be to waste 18 months and much money in training and vitalizing a new organization. "The federal social security act requires that payment of unemployment compensation be made solely through public employment offices or such other agencies as the board may approve. Since state employment services many eases function as part ol slate bureaus of labor, civil-scrv- © 9 Have Been/Chosen to Do the Painting and Decorating at Radio Station P A I N T I N G CONTRACTOR 5 1 6 NORTH JEFFERSON PHONE 649 And the Entire Staff ur Every Business Day Morning 9 A. M. to 9:30 A. M. To A SPONSORED BY DAMON'S, Inc. Mason Cffy, Iowa NORTH IOWA'S LARGEST DEPARTMENT STORE ;;.*," ~~ ijr/'i ~ rrnwrv^xcTr. ^ --"" sii^rasaiis!^i^^

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