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' 8 ! . MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FEBRUARY u . 1*31 A TOWN Can Be No Greater -Than Its Integral Parts.' Mason City. to Be .Gie^t Must Have . .Good,' Unselfish .Citizens. Be ONE, THE E LIVE IN A WEEKLY. Page Devoted to Community Interests That Make for a Bigger; and Better MASON CITY. DRAWINGS BEING CPI|TED"IOR CENTER Stations to Have Restaurant -,'Â·'. Barber Shop zirid Large ;Waiting Room. Hansen Â·', and Waggoner, Masoi City architects, are at work 01 plans for the remodeling' of the for mer Commercial annex bulldog 22-24 First street southwest, whic! has been purchased by the Jcffer son Highway Transportation com pany.- The building is to be convert ed.into a bus station, which will' in ' elude a- restaurant, waiting room barber .shops and rest rooms. It i estimated, the total - expenditure of the: Jefferson company for .the bus station will be in the neighborhood of ?5 0,000. The plans will be, ready for: the architects about March .1. . . The ^restaurant, which will he op erated by the company, will occupy the 'east side of the building. Tho equipment for this will include three horseshoe counters, witji a. kitcher at Uie. rear. The barber shop .wil occupy, the southwest corner of the building. Immediately i? the north of th$ : barber shop will 'he the ticket office and the office of the manager. " '.. Â·Â·'Â·. . . . Â· . ' ; s The main entrance to the building ".will. .he ; on the street to the south, "wi'th a bus entrance /on 'the west wall toward the north, end of ' ' ' ' ,,.. .. . . , . , , , The company Â·Â·has specified that the best type of .equipment be used Â·in. v the structure. The' toilets will ha'ye marbel wainsco'ating and "tile floors."'' , ' .' : ", V . COUNCIL URGES SAFE CROSSINGS Railroads Take Precautions liuif;Aiutb Drivers Are j Neglectful. . \ i Jt-cbats'.tjie ayeragevra'Uroad'cbm- pany swnethuig like $5,000 a year to Dlowv.'Its .locomotive ^'whistles Iwhen approaching; grade crossings, liui it doesn't cost the motorist a cent to atop, look and listen, point out local safety council members. _ _ -- Jraia-r-ailScadS-haKeJclearly demonr 1 strated their sincerity in attempting to eliminate.- grade crossing accidents. They are spending- money to eliminate the crossings "and many of them are conducting elaborate educational 'programs among; the ' Â· 'Â·''Â·'Â· ' Â· Â· Â· ' Â· Â· ' - . ^ - . Â· . V A sharp 'decrease in crossing deaths marked the year just passed. It; Is estimated, .that 14 per cent fewer grade crossing f atalities were Â· iecordea,"lButV, there; are still, , far top many iSnd there' will continue 'to be" far -too; 'many .'until individual drj vers" i^ccept the:. /responsibility that 'Is" thelrs/i'state d Â· ' saf e ty enthus ' '''" ' - ^t Is growing mqre^and'moVe important to carry;flrst'aid equipment in a car. The '.accident ^.situation is getting no better^, rapidly and even the most careful "driver may meet disaster. ".Â· "v . Â· ;First-aid kits should^ contain liberal, supplies of bandages, some antiseptics; plenty of adheslvej;ape, .safety pins and'some spirits of am; moriia.., -With-' this supply; prompt caire may be given at the roadside in; case - of-u emergency. .It might mean"th? difference het'ween life and clealh.'Â· '/'.' .. 'Â· Â· Â· ' Â· ' . : ' , ',, .' Too'few^people know first aid. It Is' easy tp learn. The national'safety council gets daily'reports-of lives saved because somebody knew wh'at to do at'the right time. St. Nicholas Magazine Carries - T r i b u t e to :|V^rioiTHurd McNfeely A tribute to Marion Kurd* McNeely, Dubuq'ue,. .known to many Mason .City residents, was publishet in'the February Issue of St. Nicholas.; magazine. '. Mrs. McNeely's husband, Lee McNeely,.Is clerk ot the federal _ court and niak'es periodic visits to.Mason City; Â·'Â·Â· . VA few days before Christmas,' a heloved'Â·; St. Nicholas author was struck down by an automobile," the tribute read..-S "News of the death of'.Marian Hurd Â·'McNeeiy came, as a -terrible shock to' all ; of^ us ,who knew.her^ either personally or thru her stories. ; You'- all probably re- Â·member "In the Storm Country,' (December, '1929); "The Boomerang," (March, 1929); "The Price of Peace." (December, 1930),- and in March there will be another masterpiece entitled "The Seven Sisters,' which was added to our list on the very day of the accident?^ Â· - ' . 'That this is to be her final contribution is Indeed a tragedy, yet we - are , grateful for the contact short as it was, with the beautifu personality of Marion Hurd : Mc Neely, whose untimely death is a world loss." ; Among those ottendiiiug the con. irention of the Iowa Hardware association" at, Des Mpines. this week .were Don McPeak of the Mason'City -Harwarei" J-.. Ai; ! -Vah Ness of-jthe . Gurrie-Van 'Ness, company and^ R. 'Â· : CK Swanson, North Iowa representative of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass company. BOY SCOUTS TAKE CHARGE AT CITY HALL BOY SCOOT COUNCIL AND CITY OFFICUitS--Heading from left to right-Charles A. Knouse, scout executive; E. Thayer Curry, scout city manager; Ken Leonard, scout councilman; William Mutschler, scout councilman; W: P. Butler, scout commissioner; James Pauley, scout councilman; John Pauley, scout councilman; P. F. Hopkins, city manager; Paison-Shaffer, scout councilman; J. Ellsworth Hynds, scout mayor; C. H. Stevens, .city engineer; Richard Stevens, .scout councilman; J. 3. Burns, city councilman; Robert Rankin, scout councilman; J..H. McEwen, jity cleric; Sterling Prusia, scout councilman, and K. J. Gleason, field scdut executive. The picture wn's taken as the scouts' met to elect their mayor and to appoint other scout officers who ran the city Saturday. . -NOW IT CAN BE TOLD- Bailey's Story of ^2 Foot Whiskers Given FAMOUS EDITOR ONCE ARRESTED B! MAYOR TO GET INVITATION: FOR DINNER Ed N. Bailey; editor of the Britt Tribune, who died some years ago, achieved a national reputation for ".. wit. His articles appeared in newspapers' in all parts of the country. . Mr. Bailey, however, was only one of a bralliant coterie of perspnages, most of whom spent their younger days in business at s Britt .to leave 'or important fields of endeavor ater in life. Mason. City managed to attract some of them. Â· Would Fill Book. The stories that are told by mem- ters 'of this Britt coterie about Bailey and his associates would fill book with a laugh on every page. 3ut. while other members of this jroup that dominated Britt's intel- ectual and business life in... the ineties .arid at the turn of 'the cen- u ry. d rifted away, B alley continued o'edit the Britt Tribune. The. fame f his pen, however, continued 'to grow and in time ne began:to re- eive $50 checks for articles written or the big eastern dailies. But these big checks didn't influence Bailey ajay. One'.dsfy he just gelded, he-wasn't doing the community the right ( thlng by devoting his talent to amusing people down "If I write anything, it's going^to appear- in-the Britt Tribune from now oh," he said. That was the j sort of fellow he was. Signed 'Em. "Adam Bigliar." Bailey 'used, to sign articles/ 'Adam, Bigliar." That was the name he was known by among his readers down east. And when the occasion arose Bailey knew how to.use his story-telling talehb in : every; day .life.; - Â· . Â·Â· ' . : ' ; T. A. Potter of/Mason City, who also was, one'of the members of this circle at Britt, tells the story of how Bailey once confounded A. N. Hill, real estate dealer in Britt and by reputation the biggest liar in the community. Â· Tells Whisker Story. Bailey had been out west one summer to visit his brother, Fred Bailey, in Oregon. .Ajid one day after his return Hill came into the newspaper office. "Say,; you should'have seen what I saw out west," began Bailey. "You never saw a man with such whiskers. .Hill was Interested.' . Aid :Bailey began a long drawn out story bf the trip thru the country ..to s ee thi s wh is k e r king. . "We went up thru-the hills and mountain's.and.had to dodge 'rocks, and everything to get there," continued Bailey. "But it certainly was worthwhile .when we finally reached the cabin, where he was: '"Bill in 'oVder to reach the place we had ,to^4 "IÂ·Â· want' to know how long his whiskers were,",. demanded Hill, burning with'eagerness and unable to stand the suspense Â· x Whiskers 22 Feet/ / But Bailey continued his narrative. "The country' we went 'thru was certainly beautiful," he added. "The ;man lived in a cabin set all alone in Â·the mountains. And he was glad to see us. Quite an interesting fellow. The story continued, but not a word about the. length of- the whiskers. " . . Finally Hill became exasperated. Tell me!:. How. long were those \Yhiskers?'.' . : ."Twenty-two feet," said Bailey.. "Oh! the longest I ever saw 'wore IS feet," .he declared^, before realizing what he was- s'aying, so astounded was he at the disclosure. BAILEY ARRESTED / BY LOCAL POLICE ' Some years later Bailey, who played the snare drum in the band at Britt, came along with that organization, for a celebration in Mas o n City. Â· ' Â· ' , - Â· Â· Â· Â·,' Â· During the celebration it began to' rain and soon Bailey was.seen hurrying toward a hotel. Mr. Potter,'who was mayor ^t that .time, was standing in the door of the courthouse at the time^ saw Bailey rushing for, cover. "Say," he said to a big policeman standing nearby. "Go and arrest that fellow. He's slightly demented and 'I don't want him running around here. ' Editor .Was Angry. The policeman went and in due time returned with the famous' editor who, of course, was fuming with rage _ "What's the idea of this?./' lie demanded from Mayor Poster " t- "The officer must have made a mistake," answered Mr. Potter.' "But I'll-have to give'you some sort of fine be cause-1 .want to back my officers." ."Well,- what's the fine ?" demanded Bailey, who yet did not see there was any joke, to the matter. "The fine is that you are to come to my house for dinner," answered the mayor. ' - . . RURAL CHILDREN TO READ BOOKS *lans for Use. of $25 Fund From Woman's Club . Discussed. .The gift of $25, made by the Mason City Woman's club' toward'II- )rary service for" rural children;: Is much appreciated, according: f t p Miss Alice Mae Cole,; home-demonstration'; agent of the Cerro Gordo county Farm-Bureau. She consulted with' Miss 'Alma Davis, ^children's ibrarian, and Miss Lydia Barrette, ibrarian, : in a prelihiinary/.meeting Friday at the library. Marlon Olson, county agent, and Missi Barrette were to finish, the details of'plans for work on Saturday afternoon.' I Miss Cole says that the Woman's club is opening a new field to some of these country children. She expressed the hope . that the 4 7 H groups will work together on the questions which will probably be the aasis for choosing the young people to whom cards will be given as far as the money voted by the Woman's club will go. :'Â·' For Betterment. Â·Â· The Mason City Woman's club 3as always been an organization interested in. community betterment and in educational facilities for all the .people, it was pointed but. It is quite probable th'at other 1 clubs will add : to the fund for. the boys and girls on the farm who would like to use books from the library, it was stated. . . . - Â· ' Mrs. Gurtis Amen, president of, the Woman's club, feels that the membership of the club as a whole wishes to. help in the- encouragement of mental growth In every direction. Ignorance is the menace of civilization. If America continues to grow the minds of her people must jrow, Â· Â· "In America .today 65 per cent.of the boys and girls are in school until the age of 14 years,", she said. "After that one in five continues school until the age of IS. A scanty few go-on to college or university. Does this mean that mental growth ceases when the school doors close behind 'the student? '-.' Can Use Library. ' "By no means. There must b'.e some way,, out. There Is, indeed n. vay for-people ,to continue their* educational growth. That way is he public library. It is America's GIVES UP DUTIES - A. R. Sale; secretary of the ''' Iowa Hardware Mutual association since its inception about 30 years ago, presented his resignation at the business meeting of the convention of the organization at Des Moines the past week. R. A. Austin, who has been acting in the capacity of Â·'.' assistant secretary the past several months, was chosen sec- :Â· retnry, while BIr. Sale will con- Â· tinuo with the association in the capacity : of financial ~scc- Â·retnry. C. A. Knutson of Clear Luke was chosen president. The Iowa Retail Hardware association re-elected H. M. Thomas. i. of Crcston as president and E. ' E. Brenner of Marshalltown as vice president. continuation school. Young and ok are welcome within its doors. . . "It is especially important for young people to form good reading- habits-that will carry over into their adult'life. The public library provides information on all sides of every important question, so far as funds will allow. Democratic as the library is, its service should be greatly . extended.' Believing- this the Woman's club offers 25 library memberships free to the keenest most alert young people in the county who are eager to get theni,' The one consolation about deflation is that it affects a lot of heads that way, too.--Pottsville Journal. LAWMAKERS TO HOLD SESSION \ . '' Four From Cerro Gordo Eligible to State Pioneer Group The Pioneer Lawmakers associa- .ion of Iowa will- hold its, twerity- JECond session in the hostorical building, Â· Des Molnes, Wednesday. It meets biennially at the time the general assembly ia in session. The membership, is made up of all those who served in .the general assembly, or in other state offices 20 or more years ago. .A small appropriation-is -made .at' each meeting of the general assembly 'to pay the expenses-of the .association. There are no dues. To Attend Session . At 2 p. m. the members will make a formal call on the joint session of the general assembly and will be welcomed by Representative George M. Hopkins and Senator L H. Doran. There will be an address by Irving B. Richman and short talks by John T. Clarkson and Les lie E. Francis. . . , In the forenoon business meeting Gov. Dan E. Turner will welcome them and ex-Gov. B. F. Carroll will respond, after which there .will be an address by the president, George M. Titus of Muscatine. Four Are Eligible. Those who are .eligible to membership in Cprro Gordo .county are James E. Blythe, Dr. Charles L Marston, Judge Joseph J. Clark anfl Arthur Pickford. In the state' there are about 400 who are eligible of which 352; were former members of the . assembly and 44 were state officers 20 or more years ago. Ground Plans of New Federal Building Are Sent by Department Ground plans for the new federal building to be erected in Mason City during the year have been received by local postal officials. The plans were sent'by the treasury department and contain a request for permission from the city to extenc the walk's onto federal property two feet and nine and one-half inches. A line O' pipe By T. PIPE -.-.. , Stick to the Prpe--Let'the . Smoke. Blow, Where-It Will '. : . ' , ' : . . HIS "VALENTINE. . ' Â·;' Â·He 'sent Ifts love a Valentine, A heart shaded, box' of candy; He thbt 'twould fix so he'd, be, With her all fine and'dandy. "Â· ' . ' . ' Â» ' Â· ' ' ' ' . Â· He sent his love a Valentine, . He hoped she'd gladly greet' it; She scarce remembered him tho while, ' His rival helped her eat It. Have Your Wreck and Repair Work Done Last Month T.'Pipe: In .Wednesday's business and professional directory Harry A. Walter of the Speedway garage advertises, "Prices on repairing and wrecking service reduced during January." Write a wheeze on that Some Persons Would Lose Anything LOST Arm chair between. Mason City and Rockford cfceamery. . Woman Is told to make demand for her rights. -- Headline. As tho she needed to be told to do that. She has been demanding her rights. since the day of creation and not only has .she been' demanding 'them hut she 'jplly well has been obtaining them ever since. Sweet woman you've since time began, . The men folks ruled and taught 'em; , Your rights you've e'er demanded loud, And furthermore, you've got ''em. Mason City/' Iowa Sometime in February, 1931. John Gallagher, Automobiler De Luxe, Dear John. I received your card from somewhere In the. south seas and from what I have read. about it the seeing ought to he good down there and I hope you see plenty, but don't et seasick. If you get a chance to et a picture of a hula hula dancer arrayed in an abbreviated costume ar less, bring us home a copy. Or s your wife with you? Well John I hope you have a goo*. Mme. Dan and I are getting along fine and sell a.Pointyak every once in a , while so you don't need to worry about business matters here at home. The building wiH undoubtedly be here when you return. Otherwise everything may be gone to the devil Hoping you are the same . . . -- T. Pipe. P. S. -- I am still trying to swap with. Dan for a new car at $100 to boot but he won't trade. Please hurry home. His Wife-- Our new neighbors have a baby. Â· Her Husband-- So I hear. Â· Backward, Turn Backward, Oh Time in Your Flight. FOR SALE-- Good 6 room house. Must be moved 'by March. 1897. Local want a' 1 r "--Â«'ts to H.E. S. The expression, 'Let her go Gallagher," is much older than most persons believe and originally read, "Let her go Gallagher, Murphy is dead." It began in this manner. In the year 1734 Patrick 'Murphy, a citizen of Irish descent passed away in. New York. But as the funeral procession got under way, Murphy revived and 'the hearae, which was driven by one 'Patrick Gallagher, a man of Irish descent, was brot'tb'a. stop. A. few minutes later Murphy died again, ''Â· this time permanently, whereupon -the -undertaker shouted to the driver, "Let h.er go Gallagher, Murphy is dead." We hope this explanation will bring to a close 'tne heated discussion that has been raging the past few weeks in Mr. Eye's justly famous column. -- i _ THE CRUISE OF THE PRZEMYSL By El Captain Chapter 21 "What the blankety blank blank and a couple of asterisks is that disagreeable odor that smites my nostrils?" I enquired in aa irritated tone of voice, i "Nothing as .far as I can see," said' a member of the'crew. "Well," there is something as far as I can smell," was my snappy comeback, and then I laughed, "Ha ha ha Ha na ha ha ha ha," very merrily. ' But still 'the fact remained that the smell was still there. ' (TO BE CONTINUED) CURTlS^WRfGHT APPOINTS DEALER Announcement was made Saturday that the Pioneer Flyers, Inc.,' had 'been madeione of the dealers of the Curtlss-Wright aircraft corporation and that the Mason City firm ;will handle the entire line of that company. . , Archie Peterson, George 1 Barrett .and S. H. McPeak plan to fly to St Louis next week to attend the dealers' convention of the Curtiss- Wright company there. That one of the ships of the Cur- tiss-Wrlght company will be purchased and returned to Mason City Is practically a certainty, it was stated. MEET New Theater Manager Turned Crank of Old Machine ' / as School Boy in Carroll. C. F. Lyman, new manager of the Strand theater, likes the moving picture business. At least he says he does and adds that ne thinka theater work is not unlike 'newspaper work. He should know for he worked six years on the Carroll Herald and also worked on the North Hollywood Press. He started in picture work by turning tha crank of an old-fashioned machine while still a grade school boy. ; Mr. Lyman, who moved to Carroll when he was 9 years'old, has lived there tne past 20 years. He was born in Dow City. He left high school to enter the Koester school in Chicago. While there he studied advertising and related subjects. Later he was advertising manager of the Herald. Spent Winter In Hollywood. Two years ago Mr. Lyman spent the winter in Hollywood in the advertising department of tne Press. He spent much of his time studying in the studios of the picture concerns located there. * "At that time they were building mammoth stages for sound pictures,' then a new thing," Mr. Lyman said. "Producers had a lot of "trouble at the beginning of the new sound movement because engineers did not yet know the construction necessary to satisfactory sound production. Many big buildings -were constructed and torn down without having been used. "Many of the talking- pictures two years ago were taken on location because the studios were not yet perfected. Often tne court scenes so frequently used at that time, were taken in actual courtrooms because studios were under construction and; space was not available. . Â· Difference In Quality. "The difference in quality be- O. JbV : -- Photo by Kirk tween a talking picture of two_ years ago and any ;of the new, pictures would be readily noticeable if heard, at the same time," Mr. Lyman saldi For two years, before coming to Mason City, Mr. Lyman was secretary of the Carroll chamber of. commerce. He was .one of several who flew to Mason .City last fall to attend the celebration in connection with the opening of the new pavement. Â· ' ' . . ' ' Mrs. Lyman was in Mason City this week to look at some homes but returned to Fort Dodge to stay at the home of her parents until a home nere is definitely decided upon. The.Lymans.have no children. Scanning New BOOKS BEST SELLERS DURING 1930 ARE REVIEWED The best-selling novel during 1930' was "Cimarron," 'by Edna Ferber, according to the report complied by Books of the Month. Warwick Deeping, whose "Exile" was -second of the year's best sellers, was one of the only two authors on the 1930 list whose name also appeared on the 1929 list. The third novel. "The Woman of Andros," by Thorton Wilder, is the second oldest of the ten best sellers having made its appearance toward the end of Feh- "ruary, 1930. Following it is the only first novel on the list, "Years of Grace," by Margaret Ayer Barnes. "Angel Pavement," by J. B. Priestly, half-way down the list, is the next te the newest novel of them all, having been published early last September. Mary Roberts Rinehart, whose "The Door" is sixth. Is the other author who also figured on the 1929 best seller list,'and she is also the author of the only mystery story among the 1930 best sellers. Of the year's best sellers, the first to make its appearance in 1930 was "Young Man of Manhattan," by Katharine Brush, which was published early last' Januray. The last and newest'on : the list is', Louis Bromfield's "Twenty-Four Hours," which appeared in mid-September. NO WAR BOOKS' AMONG LEADERS Â· It is an outstanding fact that there were- no war books among the best-selling novels of 1930, while there were three in 1929. Both years gave prominence to only one detective story apiece. Half of the ten best-sellers have America as their scene, three have historical settings, six are by American authors, four by English authors, and four were \yrittcn by women. "The story of 3an MIchele," "by Axel Munthe, was 'the best selling NEW AUTOMOBILE LICENSES ISSUED DURING WEEK Chester C. Sorenson, 709 South Polk avenue, Pontiac sport coupe. R C. Horr, 103' Second street southwest, Chevrolet:coach. Emmett E. Bro\yn, Clear Lake. Dodge sedan. W. Â· E. Glldner, Mason City, Willys-Knight' coupe. Champlln Refining company. International Harvester company truck. L. N. Stott, Mason City, Ford sedan. ' * . Mercy .hospital, Mason City, Dodge sedan. Jan\es Ryan, Mason City, Ford. C. B. Tice, 125 Ninth street northwest, Ford tudor. Evans Smith, Rockwell, Ford tu- dor sedan. Melvin Mutn, Rockwell, Ford tu- dor sedan. . Sam Raizes, Mason City, Ford panel. W. C. Pyle, 118 Kirk apartment, book of non-fiction during 1930, closely followed by "The Strange Death.of President:.Harding," wirt- ten by Gaston B. : Means and May Dixon Thicker. Dr. Munthe's hook was one.of three which were published before 1930. Both it and the reprint, edition of Well's Outline of History," which was eight on the list, were published ia November, 1929. ' DURANT BOOK HAD GOOD SUCCESS "The Art of Thinking," by Ernest Dimnet, ninth on the 1930 list, headed the 1929 list and was originally published "in 1928. The other reprint edition to become a--best seller in 1930 was Durant's "Story of Phil- osphy," ^hlch was seventh on the list. The newest among the nonfiction titles was "Lonely Cowboy," by Will James) which reached the half-way rnark on the list, "The Rise of American Civilization," "by the Beards, while not puplished by a reprint house,, is'a cheaper one-volume edition of an older book. The only women authors of best- selling non-fiction were two coauthors, May Dixon Thacker and Mary Beard. The authors of half the 10 books on'the list are Americans; the others are Europeans, only one of them English.' Half the books on the list may be classified as biography or autobiography, while only- two came under this heading in 1929. Three, "The Adams 'Family," "The Outline of'History" and'"The Rise of American Civilization" may be grouped as history, compared to one in 1929. Two' may be called, roughly, philosophy, "The Story of Thinking," compared to three in 1929. Popular, topics of 1929, which did not appear among the best-sellers of 1930, were travel, humor and poetry. Chevrolet coupe Gladla Roland, Rockwell, Chevrolet coupe.". Â· L. C. Menter, Rockwell,'Chevrolet truck. . Waiter Jackson, Rockwell, Chevrolet truck. . , Giles A. Hayden, 248 Twentieth street southwest, Dodge sedan. Peter Â· Madouras, . Mason City, Ford coupe. Mutual Fire Insurance company, Weir building, Chevrolet coach. H. "E. Gordon, Mason City, Ford coupe. Kenneth Merrisa, Rockwell, Chevrolet-coach. Incidents of Lincoln's ",, , Life Told by Pioneers The MeKinley school Pioneers and Friendly Indians deyoted their entire program at the regular Friday meeting to telling Incidents of Lincoln's life. The following boys told incidents about Lincoln:. Charles Bailey, Junior Wagner, Melvin Baker, Robert Anderson, Jack MacDonald and James Stevenson. Jack MacDonald gave Lincoln's Gettysburg address as a part of the program. PROTECT AGAINST INFLUENZA SAYS DR, 0, E, DARIN take Good Care of Hcaltlt to Protect Self/ Say* ; Director: , "The present epidemic of influenza, evidently a much milder form than that of .the great war-time epidemic,-is more like a cold," declared Dr. CJB. Dakin, health director. ''People cSn protect themselves against this form .of influenza and its bad after effects by taking good care of themselves^ ' "If the epidemlB reaches Mason City everyone .should avoid 'poorly ventilated places and should .avoid overheating." . . .: i'The country is threatened with an increase in the number of cases of influenza popularly called 'flu/" says the Iowa state department of health. "There has been'a general increase in the disease in the countries of western Europe and now the eastern states of our country are reporting large numoers of, cases. Indications are that the cut- ' break; will travel westward. It will probably reach the west north cen- - tral states by the last of Fehruary. The disease appears to be' relatively mild but may gain' in severity as it travels from one person to another. Sometimes it iii difficult to distinguish between influenza and a common cold. Prostration is greater with Influenza and is felt longer after the early symptoms navel gone. Pneumonia follows influenza more often than it does a common cold. Efforts should be made to avoid this sequel since pneumonia is_so often fatal." "The mild weather which Iowa has experienced during January and so far in February may be a factor in the spread of influenza, since per^ sons are tempted to go out-of-doors Â· without sufficient clothing. Another factor may be the desire to economize on account of economic con- ' ditions. So often when economy becomes necessary and the problem "of cutting the food budget presents , itself, the wrong articles of food are ': eliminated. The normal-diet should' always include : milk, fruits, either'' fresh .or, dried, green vegetables, ] potatoes, breads and cereals. These S last should ,be graham or whole wheat breads, 1 oatmeal and whole Â· corn-meal. Eliminationfrom the "diet - Â°f, SssmUal-'foods;Jeacfe: to;a; lack;"* nutrition ond-.o. lesseued-rrB'alscaiicef to invasion by-disease; 'Sacrific'e ; uvf items of the budget 6ther : -than foddl should be made if health' Is to nH protected. Other means for escaping infection are avoidance of crowds avoidance of undue fatigue, plenty i of sleep, rest and 'fresh air, dally bowel movements and six'to eight' glasses of water daily. Wear suffi-' dent clothing when out-of-doors. ' ' Persons who observe-the abov recommendations will find such ob'-l servance of great assistance in warding off an attack'of, influenza- or indeed of any other'comniunica-Â· ble disease and if actually Infected a factor In making the attack mild' in degree." Annual Banquet Is Planned for Church Plans and preparations are being 1 made for the regular annual ban-U quet April 6 of the young married '1 folks' class of the Church of. Christ. \ The banquet is to be held at the L church, 'initial plans were formu- '.I lated at a meeting of the class this Â»! week. ' " ' ' . Â· . f l Home Town -- By.D. W.M. -- I THINK that it is about TIME TO change the name of WINNEBAGO river again and I SUGGEST that we call it WICKERSHAM creek because it IS DRY part of the time and WET PART of the time and I HEARD A Scotchman bragging THE OTHER day about their NATIONAL pride in the bag PIPE AND he said that he HAD HEARD of ten thousand MEN FOLLOWING a bagpipe intÂ« BATTLE Tim Phalen said THAT THEY were following him TO BE sure that he was killed AND I talked with a man the OTHER DAY who had just got OUT OF- prison where he had SERVED TEN years and I asked WHAT HAD caused his downfall AND HE said "Competition" and I SAID that I mid never heard OF'SUCH a thing and asked HOW COMPETITION could be thÂ» CAUSE AND he said that he MADE THE dollar bills in COMPETITION with our Uncle SAM AND there is the 'one ABOUT THE Scotchman who asked THE REAL estate 'agent to FIND HIM a house near a ' CHURCH that held the most WEDDINGS because he had a FONDNESS for rice pudding AND I MIGHT add" that our " NEW downstairs house FURNISHINGS store is offerinr MANY BARGAINS in kitchen WARE AND appliances. I thank DON McPEAK Masoa City Hardware Co.