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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 21, 1933
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TEN 150 WOMEN TO WORK IN SURVEY Rural Housing to Be Studied in 10 Counties to Make Financing Plan. AMES, Dec. 21.-- Unemployed home economics trained women-approximately 150 of them--will be given work in a survey of rural housing in 10 representative counties of the state under a federal civil works project, according to Dean Genevieve Fisher, of the home economics division at Iowa State college, and chairman of the state committee which will carry out the project. Dr. Margaret Reid, economist aud home economist of Iowa slate, will be in direct charge of the work. Prof. Henry Giese of the agricultural engineering department will serve as vice chairman of the committee, acting' in an advisory capacity. Will Plan Financing. The survey, which is being carried on In other states under the general direction of Dr. Louise Stanley, chairman of the home economics bureau 'of the federal department of agriculture, is designed to discover in each of the representative counties, the home facilities and necessary repairs and replacements needed by each family, and their ownership status and to draw up from that data a plan for financing through liberal credit the work of providing the Improvements and facilities needed for each state. All of the persons who will carry out the survey, except the three state chairmen, must be selected through the county civil works administration from the county lists of unemployed. Th'o services of MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Dean Fisher, Dr. Reid and Professor Giesc will be lent by the college. §47,500 Is Available. ·A fund of 547,500, to be available until Feb. 11, 1934, has been appropriated for the project. Of this sum approximately 530,000 will go fo payment of the county workers. The 10 counties to be surveyec will be selected within a day or two Miss Fisher said yesterday. Dr. Rei is enroute today from a meeting with the federal representative I: charge of this district. As soon i the county specialists are selectee a school of instruction for them wil be held at Ames. CHARLES CITYNEWS 2 Injured by Cavein at Aredale Gravel Pi HAMPTON, Dec. 20.--Alber Tucker, Hampton, and Herman Richtsmeier, Ackley, were injurec Tuesday forenoon at the Ray grave pit, two miles west of Aredale. Th men, who were CWA workers, wen working in the pit when a cavein oc curred. Mr. Kichtsnieicr was badlj bruised on the body and Mr. Tuck er's left leg was broken in the ac cident. Wellington, Formerly of Rudd, Is Buried at Osag OSAGE, Dec. 21.--Services wen- held here this afternoon for Whalen Wayne Wellington who died Tues day at the University hospital, Iowa City. He was born in Kentucky Oct 2, 1853, and for many years had been living in the vicinity of Rudd He had been recently at the Clar ence Barrett home near Devonia. He had no relatives in this vicinity Services were at the Champion fu neral home, with the Rev. S. E. Ellis in charge. Will Redecorate Schools. KANAWHA, Dec. 21 During the Christmas vacation, the twc schoolhousea here will be redecorated and repaired. OLD TIME CARNIVAL DANCE Saturday, December 23 At the DENISON CLUB On the North Road to Clear Lake Music By Card's Orchestra ADMISSION 20c PER PERSON Christmas Lights will be burning this DANCE Cheery candles--soft, colored electric lights-they'll welcome you, greet you, warm your heart and make you glad . . . at this 42nd Annual Christmas dance. JTason City armory, Monday night, Dec. 20. Red Wilson's 10-piece orchestra. Amplifying system. By Brotherhood of Kallroad Trainmen. Early Brick Making for Floyd County Described Gaylord History Describes*; Many Events, Progress in Pioneer Life.. CHARLES CITY, Dec. 21.--The question of who made the first brick in this vicinity and also when the Rock Grove brick .schoolhouse was built is considered in a history of Floyd county compiled by W. P Gaylord in 1882. Mr. Gaylord was the grandfather of Mrs. Clarence Burretts of Mason City, who war reared and married in this city. Mrs Burretta is the daughter of the late Judge Porter W. Burr, who served In the twelfth district. Mr. Gaylor was one of five brothers who' came here from Connecticut and settled In Rock Grove township. Edson Gaylord was tile first to arrive and on Oct. 21, 1853, he cut the first tree for his future home on the northwest quarter of section 17. He finished the house 18 by 24 feet without using a nail. The roof of split shakes was held in place by heavy poles. He also cut the first tree for a schoolhouse in Floyd county, made the first pioneei road through Rock Grove o burned the first lime in 1854. Made Brick in I860. In the biographical sketch of Edson Gaylord and history of Rock Grove township named after the large boulder in Nora Springs, it is related that Edson Gaylord started making brick in I860 and he supplied almost the entire county with brick and lime for many years, using- the timber from 45 acres of heavily wooded land. Some seasons he made as many as 200,000 brick which he shipped in various directions. Some were shipped to Dakota. He built a house for himself, using 100,000 brick and 500 bushels of ime from his own kilns. Mr. Gaylord was deeded most of Jie land where Nora Springs now stands from the government. Edson laylord was for some years correspondent for the New York Tribune and was the first pioneer to write the apple tree question in the northwest. His daughter, Vienna aylord, lives in Nora Springs. The lames of the other brothers who :ame were Lyman, Jackson. John '. and Wilberforce P., wlio all came vithin two years. One winter 17, big and little, lived in the two room log nouse of Edson Gaylord's. Trading a.a done at Dubuque and the jour- ley was made with a big wagon and wo yoke Of cattle. The trip took 12 lays. Some o£ the time the only ood was bread, molasses and gravy made with flour and water. Built of Logs.' Edson' Gaylord assisted in build- ng the first schoolhouse of logs, luilt one-half mile from Nora Springs on section 17, in the fall of 854. Sarah Griffith taught 20 lupils in the schoolhouse which was he first one in Floyd county. It vas built by private subscription, 'bis building burned in the spring of 185G and a new one was built about 80 rods west of the first one. Richard Armstrong of New York vas the teacher. The history states that the present brick schoolhouse was built in 1870. Nora Springs was platted and surveyed by Edson Gaylord, C. M. ^^ Globe-Gazette Christmas Cheer Fund Benefit OLD TIME DANCE AT THE D E N I S O N C L U B ON THE NORTH ROAD TO CLEAR LAKE FRIDAY NIGHT DECEMBER 22nd Music by LLOYD WILLS and His 7-PIECE BAND Entire proceeds will be turned over to the Globe-Gazette Christmas Cheer Fund (DANCE SPONSORED BY THE DENISON CLU1J) Allen and moved to John West, who later Mason City, in 1857 iimv. ~"*-*ji · « · -LOUI They named the place Woodstocli for Woodstock, 111., but one of tlu surveyors liked the name 'Nora,' as this was the name of his lady love according to rumor, and when the girl went back on him he went back on the town and moved to another county. The springs fron which the name was suggested lie principally north of the village though there is a large one, used by the railroad, south of the village." Incorporated In JS'H. The residents lived in. the village for 20 years without seeing the smoke of an engine. The town was incorporated in 1874. W. P. Gaylord was the first lawyer and his daughter, Buena, married Porter W. Burr, who was his young partner. Dr. S. G. Blythe came in 1873 and Dr. F. H. Blythe in 1880. W. P. Gaylord was admitted to the bar at Mason City about the time of the organization of Cerro Gordo county. He was a member of the eleventh general assembly for Floyd and Cerro Gordo counties when these counties were separated. He also edited Telephone, was the Nora- Springs correspondent for the Charles City Intelligencer and Advocate and Rockford Reveille. Mr. Gaylord was senator for Floyd county and postmaster at Nora Springs: He took great pains to collect facts and compils them into readable form for the history of Floyd county but the manuscript was not published death. until after his Emma Stoecker Elected Worthy Matron by 0. E. S. CHARLKS CITY, Dec. 21.--Officers elected to serve Excelsior chap- -er O. E. S. for next year are Emma Stoecker, worthy matron; A. A. Hideout, worthy patron; Winifred Anderson, associate matron; E. L. Childs, associate patron; Fayc Summers, secretary; Vera Witzel, treas- irer; Lida Herrling, conduetr»#5; -ois Scofield, associate conductress. ,Irs. Pearl Fluegel has been reappointed district instructor for the hird year. Installation of the new tjficers will take place Jan. 2. Township Groups for Corn-Hog Work Named CHARLES CITY, Dec. 21.--The corn-hog production committee, consisting of eight Floyd county iarmers was to meet Thursday afternoon to select ' temporary township committees. The township committees named will receive their instructions about filling out contracts and later hold township meetings where the members will lave authority to pass on the questions that arise in regard to the corn-hog contacts. The corn-hog committee oE this county will consist of the warehouse board and the 'ollowing four men: Jay Hillman, Sockford; John Hartwig, Nora Springs; Otto Brandau, Rudd and Martin Sar, Charles City. Fred Stover will be the field man. ' Makes Store Fixtures. CHARLES CITY, Dec. 21.--The Fisher company, manufacturers of interior fixtures, has completed an order for the Ford Hopkins store at Fort Dodge. The factory here has made fixtures for 11 stores for this firm and has orders for two more. Released From Jail. CHARLES CITY, Dec. 21.--Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Wyatt of Chattanooga, Tenn., who were arrested last week with Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Howell of Omaha, Nebr., were released from jail Tuesday. Officers said they paid the amount of the alleged short changing at the Green Food market Mr. and Mrs. Howell were released a few days ago. CHARLES CITY BRIEFS CHARLES. CITY, Dec. 21.--A marriage license was granted to Leland Chestick of Bassett and Helen Sturdivant of Charles City. The students of the civics class of the Rockford high school accompanied by Supt. Sayre, attended district court here Wednesday. Judge M. H. Kepler and jury were hearing evidence in an automobile damage suit brought hy George Barclay against J. H. Haley. Ruth Ann Hideout and Barbara Blake arrived home today from Stephen's college, Columbia, Mo. Among the students who came from Iowa City yetserday to spend the holidays were Mary Lou Me Quillen. Keith Wilcox, Gerturde Blrkholtz, Marvin Kuehn.' Maurice Taylor and Lewis Burnham. Wil fred Bernard and Don Stewart, students at Ames, arrived home last night. Mrs. Emma Davidson, mother of the late Dr. Lilla Davidson, has moved her household goods to Brooklyn whore she will reside. This winter she expects to visit her son in Chicago and daughter in New York City. The firemen wilt give their annual dance Christmas night in the Ellis auditorium. Miller Heads 4-H Club. BANCROFT. Dec. 21.--The 4-M club met at the home of Ray Miller and elected: Merle Miller, president; Edward Mescher, vice president; Richard Mescher, secretary; Paul Innmn, treasurer, and Evans Johnson, reporter. Seven members of the club will go to Ames for the short course. DECEMBER 21 1933 INDICTED BANKER COMMITS SUICIDE Persuades Sheriff to Let Him Go Home and Then Drinks Poison. AUDUBON, Dec. 21. (*P)--Ed F. Bilharz, Audubon banker, Indicted on a charge of fraudulent bunking, was dead today, a suicide. He drank poison in bis home after persuading Sheriff Fred Clemmensen to allow him to go there from the county jail where he was held in default of ?10,000 bonds. Bilharz asked the ofCicer to go with him to his homo to obtain clothing. He drank poison and died a few moments later. He was a former vice president of the Farmer's State bank at Audubon, now closed, and was scheduled to go on trial on a charge of subscribing and making false report of the bank's condition. His sister, Miss Harriet Bilharz, former cashier of the bank, is held in the Audubon county jail on similar charges In default of §10,000 bond.. At Mason City THEATERS WILL JAMES STOUV AND 1UCHARD DEC FILM A pleasing combination of entertainment is offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Palace theater with the film version of a Will James story dealing with "Smoky," a. range bred horse whose career takes him from top horse in a kindhearted cowboy's (Victory Jory) string- down through mediocrity un- Lil he finally becomes a junk man's :iorse and is later almost sold to :he slaughter house when the cow- :oy rescues him to take him back :o spend his last days in peace on its ranch; "The Day o£ Reckoning' s the other feature picture on the bill. The western scenery in the picture 'Smoky" is interesting as are ·anch life pictures. the Richard Dix, Una Merkel, Madge Evans and Conway T carle are starred in "The Day of Reckoning" vhich tells the story of a man who ands in jail due to the covetous nature of his unfaithful wife. Prison scenes stand out in the film. The cast gives a creditable performance. * * * 'ABOVE THE CLOUDS" STARTS AT IOWA All the thrills and hazards in a iwa cameraman's life are brought before you in "Above- the Clouds" which plays at the Iowa theater Thursday through Saturday. Robert Armstrong, Dorothy AVIlson, Richard Cromwell and others complete the cast. Much of the action takes place in the clouds and above them ivhile the news "eye" is aboard a Jiant dirigible. George Arliss gives his usual excellent performances as the king in "The King's Vacation" which plays last timeg Thursday night at the Strand theater. With him in this picture are Dick Powell, Patricia Ellis and Florence Arliss. Arliss portrays the thankless job of king as it really might be if one could see the human side of it. IBBUBBti NOW Will James' Fmmorial Horso "Smoky" comes tothe living screen with Victor Jory Irene Bcntley Will James RICHARD DIX in "Day of Reckoning with Madge Evans Conway Tearlo Una BTcrkol Stuart. Erivln Coming Saturday Night THE BIG EVENT OF THE SEASON Public Wedding on the Stage A Gorgeous Array of Gowns and Flowers ROSE TOURNEY QUEEN Trova. Scott, JO year old blond, was selected as the ruler of Tournament of Roses festivities New Year's day at Pasadena, Cal. (Associated Press Photo). PICTURE IS PREVIEW OF BIG FISTIC BATTLE Preview of the fistic battle of the winter scheduled for sunny Florida, in the open air, while north lowans shiver in heavy overcoats, is "The Prizefighter and the Lady." The picture plays at the Cecil theater through Saturday. There will be no acting when Max Bacr and Primo Camera meet in the ring again next January--but they made a grand act out of their 10 rounds in this picture, or the flashes of the 10 rounds that are in the continuity. The fight fan might ask for more boxing in this picture. The Myrna Loy fan ought to be well pleased, because the little star does an excellent part. And sings, in addition, for the first time. Compliments are due Walter Huston, "Professor,'' Otto Kruger, "Willie Rj'an," and the supporting cast. And if Baer can fight as well as act, it will be a real battle next January. Pluying a three day engagement starting Sunday at the Cecil theater is "Mr. Skitch" with Will Rogers and Zasu Pitts in the leading roles. And Wednesday and Thursday at the Cecil you can see "Change Your Luck," an all-star, all-colored revue with 30 persons in the cast. On the screen will be "Blind Adventure" with Robert Armstrong and Helen Mack. ** * WEDDING.OF LOCAL COUPLE AT PALACE . At a special midnight show beginning at 11 o'clock Saturday evening at the Palace, a local couple will be married on the stage of the theater. The stage wedding will be the feature of the midnight show which also includes Ann Harding in "The Right to Romance" with Robert Young, Nils Aster and Sari Maritza. This picture will show Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the Palace on the same bill with "The Girl Without a Room" starring 1 Charles Farrell, Charlie Rug- glcs and Marguerite Churchill. * V C A big Christmas party for Kids will be held at the Strand Saturday afternoon and each boy and girl present will receive free candy and nuts. Santa Glaus will be there in person, and "Towne's Performing Dogs," a special stage attraction, wilr be presented at the matinee only. The picture will be the screen version of Zane Grey's famous western story "The Last ot the Duanes" with George O'Brien as the starring role. ° V * * Coming to tho Iowa Thursdny, Friday and Saturday is Buck Jones in "Gordon of Glio-st City" with Mudge Bellamy in the feminine lead. And then, starting Sunday "Lady for a Day" will play for five days, through next Thursday, at the Iowa theater. This has beeu judged-one of the finest pictures of the year by all critics, aud boasts an all-star cast- Liberty magazine gives it foui 1 starts in its ratings. Corn Sealer Reports Loans Slowing Up in Iowa Falls Vicinity IOWA FALLS, Dec. 21.--Charlt,'; H. Gilbert, official corn sealer foi the district comprising the townships of Hardin, Ellis and Tipton, announced this morning that he noticed a slowing up of corn loans in his district. He has had more than he could handle since the loans were authorized, but says that up to thi.s time he has been behind about 20 loans, but had that margin cut down today to 10. He finds the loans more scattered now and that it will talcu more time to cover his territory. The seals now used in this part of the state are being made by a locr.i factory. ' BENEFIT C A R N I V A L D A N C E A R M O R Y Friday Nite, December 22 Dancing 3 to 12 Music by CLARENCE CRAVEN AND HIS DES MOIXES ORCHESTRA ADMISSION 75c Couple--Extra Lady 25c is dance ifi sponsored by tho Junior Cham- [*, r of Commerce and proceeds go to Ihc " * Christmas Lighting Decoration Funil. GOOD TIME FOR ALL FRIDAY NITE M3M Ends Thursday GEORGE AIILISS | 'King's Vacation' SANTA GLAUS IS COMING HE'S BRINGING A BIG SUPER*.PROGRAM Showing FRIDAY and Saturday The biggest program ever presented at the Strand Theater. First Chapter of a New Serial PERILS OF PAULINE ·VLSO-- ZANE GREY'S "THE LAST OP THE DUANES'' With George O'Brien T O D A Y ! MEET MAX BAER! The N«w "IT" MAN oftheScr«enl| « ND THE *TM · Cut of World Fam« * MYRNA LOY *MAX BAEft * PRIMO CARNERA *JACK DEMPSEY H STARTS SUNDAY B SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION! WILL ROGERS ZASU PITTS Coming Dec. 27-28 ON THE STAGE "Change Your Luck" ALL COLORED REVUE 30'/ 2 -- PEOPLE-- 30 1 / 2 CREOLE CUTIES DANCING SUNSET INN MANLY, IOWA Saturday, December 23rd Ray Keys and His Tooters Tuesday, December 2Gth Cec Hearst and His Band Also announcing a. New Year's Party December 31st, with .1 floor show. Dance music nml entertainment by Cliff Kies nnd Hi* Entertainers. Tuhlc reservations being made. Get your reservations in early, nig Cnrnlva] nt Midnight. Don't miss llils. 3 BIG DAYS 3 NOW THRU SATURDAY FJKST TINE SHOWN IN MASON CITY Alatineo 15o Evening 20e lOe Children lOc ABOVE CLOUDS ROBERT ARMSTRONG DOROTHY /-W I L S O N f* RICHARD / CROMWELL /{, The Big Sensation SHOW OF THE SEASON THRILLS ACTION FUN CARTOON -- NEWS TKAVICLOG Also Presenting the New Chapter Play EPISODE 1--"A LONE HAND" CONIES --^ m- ' ' 6ORPONOF 6HOST CITY 5 KIDDIES COME TO THE BIG PUN AND THRILL PARTY UNTIL G O'CLOCK F R I D A Y 5 C O'CLOCK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY

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