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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 27, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 27 ·§ 1936 THREE R. R. BRANCH, BLOCKED FEB. 3, OPEN ONLY FEW HOURS PLOW STALLED ON RETURN TRIP Rotary Is Halted at Crystal Lake on Titonka to Garner Line. GARNER -- T h e "Klondike" branch of the Rock Island from here to Titonka has felt the irony of this winter. Not open since Feb. 3, the road was just opened Wednesday morning hy a rotary plow which went up to Titonka and then started back, getting stuck at Crystal Lake in a deep drift. Thus, the tracks were open for a few hours but drifted shut again before any trains could be sent over them. All roads around Garner were blocked Thursday morning by the drift. A plow worked quite a while to get 2 miles east and another went west. It was estimated 100 motorists were stalled on highways .18 and 69 by the blizzard and forced to stay in nearby farm homes. County Engineer Charles F. Mertin said highways were drifted the worst this winter by this storm and that highways probably wouldn't be opened by · nightfall. Twelve relief workers who were busy on the highways were stalled 3'/i miles east of Klemme and forced to spend the night at a farm' home. Walter Bollen of Goodell, a relief worker, lost a thumb when working with the snow crew Wednesday. He was taken to Belmond. A highway commission truck went out Wednesday afternoon in the blizzard, which was marked by a rapid drop in temperature, and opened the way for 20 motorists to get to town. It was necessary for a man to walk in front of the plow for the driver to see the road. HAMPTON ROADS DRIFTED BADLY Crews Battle Drifts; Road No. 10 East Is First to Be Opened. HAMPTON--Much difficulty was encountered here Thursday in opening · the drifts after the blizzard. Highway No. 10 east was opened by 8 a. m. and then work was started on other highways, including ,65 which, might not be opened :Vby.:hignt, jt-was.said. . ·.-...·.-'... · : ,:A1T trams .'-were - blocked but snowplows were expected in the afternoon. Snow drifts are packed so solidly they will hold a man up. Many cars were stalled north of here early Wednesday afternoon. The minimum in the night was 1 below zero. Two Iowa Boys Aided Carrier in Deliveries TOLEDO, (UP)--Stories of the frozen north no longer have the appeal they once held out to Murrell and Charles Chase, small sons of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chase, who live near here. When roads in this vicinity became completely choked with snow, the boys met W. F. Muckler, mail carrier on their route, and carried letters back to five families on a sled, pulled by their faithful collie. "Cap." It's Green at Oasis Farmer Glenn Speight proved that Oasis, in Johnson county, lives up to its definition--green vegetation in a desert ol snow-when he dug up green-topped parsnips from under 2/ 2 feet of snow north of Oasis. Watching him at his job near a 12-foot snow dritt is Faul Speight who checks on the accuracy that there are clover plants with green tops also in the snow hole. (Iowa Daily Press Photo) OSAGE HIGHWAYS REPORTED OPEN Plows Win Early in Battle Through Heavy Drifts After Blizzard. OSAGE--Highway No. 9 west and 218 south were open early Thursday morning out of Osage and No. 9 east and 218 north hi the county were opened later in the morning, after plows battled through deep drifts. Thus Mitchell county retained its reputation for being a leader in opening up main highways after blizzards. The Illinois Centra) railroad was operated Wednesday and trains were expected Thursday. Five inches.of snow fell and the minimum temperature was 1 below zero with 3 above at 8 o'clock Thursday morning. BELMOND HOST TO MOTORISTS Highway 65 Badly Drifted; Plow Sent Out to Open Up Road. BELMOND--Many marooned motorists spent Wednesday night here, following the blizzard. A snowplow started north from Clarion on highway 65 Thursday morning but this road was badly drifted and opening of it to travel was not expected during the day. The temperature was 5 above at 7 a. m., following a maximum of 35 Wednesday. More snow fell Thursday and some drifting was reported. Manages Plainficld Station. WAVERLY--Vern Van Slyke of Independence Wednesday took over management of the Independence Produce company station at Plainfield, succeeding Clark Oberdier. The 1936 GOLDEN Tournament in CHICAGO See fhs greatest Sport Show of the year -- the thrilling, exciting Golden Gloves Tournament -- i/ie same fistic prep school that produced LOUIS -1334 CHAMPION TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS At the Chicago Stadium SEMI-FINALS FINALS Feb. Z4-Z5-26 March 6 Of course you'll Stay at .Hotel URGES 2 PARTY JOINT SESSION Democrat Writes Republican . Urging Non-partisan Judiciarcy. ELKADER--As a means ol divorcing the judiciary from political campaigns, C. F. Murphy, district democratic judicial chairman, has sent to the head of the republican judicial organization of this district a proposal for a joint judicial convention of the two parties. "A long campaign," Mr. Murphy wrote to John H. Howard of New Hampton, "for the independence of the judiciary culminated in a stand by the American bar and Iowa State Bar association in favor of some other than a purely political method of selection of judges. "For sometime in the state of [owa it has been recognized in many judicial districts, that the fair and proper way to obtain an impartial judiciary relieved from the pressure and obligations of political entanglements was through a bi-partisan arrangement based upon a gentlemen's agreement that so far as the writer knows has worked satisfactorily and without breach. Quotes Previous Resolution. 'Prior to the last election the matter of divorcing the judiciary from political campaigns was taken up with a number of prominent members of the republican party and leaders in the democratic party suggested that such a method as obtained in some of our judicial districts in this state should be the method r.dopted in this district. The suggestion met with favorable comment. With this thought in mind and with the idea of forever ending the necessity of judges entering the hurly-burly of a political campaign fsr an office that should be removed and divorced from political alliances, the democratic paity at its judicial convention held in Decorah, July 14. 1934 passed the following resolution: " 'We the delegates of the democratic judicial convention assembled, agree and resolve as follows: " 'That in the best deliberate judgment of this convention the future public interest and welfare of this thirteenth judicial district will be much benefited and served if we promote and encourage non-partisan judicial nominations and accordingly for the current election candidates, we ratify the nominations made by the republican judicial convention held at West Union, July 6, 1934, to-wit, Hon. H. E. Taylor, Waukcm, Iowa, and Hon. W. L. ESchendarf, McGregor, for district court judges and the cleric of this convention shall make a proper certification of their nomination by this convention as its candidates'. Selection Method Urged. "Therefore in the spirit of the resolution referred to we invite you as the head of the republican judicial organization for tlu's district to join with myself, the democratic chairman, in calling a judicial convention to be held at a time and place mutually agreed upon and that we in these conventions use our efforts to secure the selection of a committee of equal size of each convention to meet during their deliberations, to make a selection of a candidate to fill the vacancy that will occur and be filled in the coming election. "I am addressing this to you rather early for the reason that this is a departure and to give you time to deliberate upon the matter so that I may expect a favorable reply from you within a reasonable length of time." HERE and THERE Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota. Dcclam Contest Scheduled. DUMONT--The senior declamatory contest, postponed Feb. 14 because of no school, will be held Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium. Speakers for oratorical are Dale Dennis and Lavon Raecker; dramatic, Nina Jackson and May Belle Vane; humorous, Herbert Atchison, John Van Houtcn and Margaret Hartson. The girls' sextet, the mixed chorus and an instrumental group will furnish special music. Paralyzed by Stroke. ALLISON--Mrs. Clara Johnson received word her sister-in-law, Mrs. : eorge Meade suffered a stroke which paralyzed one side and caused oss of speech. Mrs. Meade is at the jome of a daughter, Mrs. Clarence Harris of Quincy, 111. The Meade family formerly lived in Allison. Visitors From Lansing. CARPENTER -- Mr. and Mrs. Russell Culbertson and children, Duane and Deloris, of Lansing, Minn., are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Culbertson. Mr. and Mrs. lulbertson have sold their store business at Lansing and are on their way to Washington to spend some time with Mrs. Culbertson's father, 1700 ROOMS from mso 1700 BATHS "°"' "· Visit Chicago's Bright Spot COLLEGE INN featuring GEORGE CLSEN andbisMusic- ETHEL SHUTTA and the ICE SKATING SHOW /f DRIVE YOUR CAR RIGHT INTO HOTEL SHERMAN Pheasants in Southern Iowa Is Campaign for W. L. Hamm, Oskaloosa OSKALOOSA, (/P)--W. L. Hamm of Oskaloosa earns his living fixing broken automobile bodies, but he spends all the time he can spare from his work trying to disprove the theory that "pheasants won't thrive in southern Iowa." For three years now Hamm has hounded state conservation commission officials to "plant pheasants" in southern Iowa counties as they were "planted" in North Iowa--but with no success so far. Made One Man Campaign. "Several years ago,'* he explained, "they put a few down here and they didn't do well. So now the idea has got about that pheasants won't thrive in southern Iowa." To prove this idea wrong. Hamm started raising pheasants himself when he started his "one-man conservation campaign" three years ago. But unlike most breeders his eggs and his birds aren't for sale. He gives settings of eggs to farmers who agree to hatch them with hens and later set them free. The pheasants he hatches himself are liberated near his acreage east of here. Has 500 at Large. "They stay close by for a little i while." he said, "and then they wander away to farms and corn fields. Every so often a farmer reports some of my pheasants have taken up quarters on his farm. He estimated 500 of his pheasants now are roaming this area. He plans to raise more to be set free in the fall. Hamm's standing offer to conse.r. vntion o f f i c i a l s is to "provide one bird f e n - every Uvo Hie .···lute \vill p h ' n t in t h i s iirra." To project tile birds I'roiii "two li'gnfil v a r i n i n i l s " as well as "fom. legged." H i i m m propose.-- 1o ui-g.mizf a patrol of 30 sportsmen 'Jake Priem, before going into business. Submits to Operation. ALLISON--Miss Dorothy Fick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Fick north of Allison submitted to an emergency operation for appendicitis at the Waverly hospital. Takes DCS Moines Position. ALLISON--Max Emerson of Allison has accpted a position with the E. Carl White funeral home at Des Moines. Present at Convention. BRISTOW--Charles H. Hass, manager of Fullerton Lumber company here, went to DCS Moines to attend a lumbermen's convention. Returns From Fort Uodgc . POPEJOY--Arlis Brownlec who has been employed at Fort Dodge and Story City for the past five months, returned home. Monday. Returns From Fort Dodge. BRISTOW -- Philemon Graham has returned from a visit with relatives in Fort Dodge. Will Observe Day of Prayer. WAVERLY -- The Methodist. Evangelical and Baptist Women's Missionary societies will observe the World Day of Prayer in a service at the Baptist church Friday afternoon. Brothers of Mallard Submit to Operations Only Three Days Apart BMMETSBURG--Speaking of operations, Louis and Alvin Jolliffe, farmers near Mallard, were recovering in Palo Alto hospital here this week from appendectomies performed three days apart. Several days ago, the two broth- rs, bachelors, drove to Emmetsburg where Alvin became suddenly ill. He was rushed to the local hospital where doctors removed his appendix. Louis remained with his brother for a day, then started for home. Blocked roads halted him at Mallard where he was taken sick. Doctors pronounced his illness appendicitis and he was returned to the Emmetsburg hospital where an operation was performed. Old-timers had fewer had colds. They kept the house so cold the germs froze to death.--Lincoln Star. Is Pumped Into Standpipe for 2 Weeks Before It Thaws Out ELBERON. (UP)--Residents here were forced to melt sno\v and ice to secure water during the recent cold wave. The 64 foot standpipc of the city water works was converted into a huge icicle by the severe weather. A threshing machine engine had to be pressed into service pumping steam into the pipe. It ran continuously for two weeks before the tank was thawed out. Meanwhile the city's water supply was completely shut off. Will Meet May 28, 2!). CEDAR RAPIDS. ;p)--The Iowa Shrine council has selected Cedar Rapids as the site for an all-state Shrine ceremonial to be held May 28 and 29. Shrine temples at Sioux City. Des Moines and Davenport are to send units. BUREAU GROUPS ARE ANNOUNCED Several Counties Lay Plans for Membership Drives During March. DES MOINES, (/TV-Francis .Johnson, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation president, announced the membership of his standing committees of the federation's executive committee. O. W. Beclcr, state organization director, also disclosed that IB county bureaus have laid plans for membership campaigns during March. Tlie counties arc: Appanoosc, Bremcr. Union. Wright. Henry. Jasper, Sioux. Ida. Clay. Johnson. Adams. Ccrro Gordo. Howard. Harrison and Davis. Increase nf ·Kill. A number of counties. Beclcr said, in which campaigns already started were delayed by sub-zero weather and blocked roads, will continue their campaigns during the next month. He reported that Benlon county, j Iowa's high membership county, already has obtained 400 more members than last year, making a total membership of 1.317 a.t present. "Reports indicate," Beeler said, "that when the campaigns arc wound up. Iowa \vill have the largest Farm Bureau membership it has j had in recent years." Named oit Committees. The standing committees named by Johnson are: Agricultural planning --H. K. Hazcn, Denmark, chairman; A. G. Kline, Vinton; H. F. Lubkcman, Latimer. Organization--A. B. Kline, chairman: Mrs. Ellsworth Richardson. Eddyvillc; L. B. Cunningham. Crcsco: Francis L. Kcrr. Manilla. Budget and finance--Ed Doolittle. Webster City, chairman; L. S. Gillette. Fcstoria; H. H. Crist. Clarence. Rural credit--H. H. Crist, chair- mat): c. W, Huntluy, Chariton; H. J, Tcachout. Farragut. On Educational Group. Educational--Francis L. Kcrr. chairman; Mrs. E. Richardson, H. J. Tcachout. Service relations--H. J. Tcachout, chairman; Ed Doolittle. H. F. Lubkeman, H. E. Hazcn. Legislative---C. W. Huntley, chairman;" Francis L. Kerr, L. S. Gillette. Acting Navy Head l.ccausc of tin: emergency rre- al «l by Hie death of Assistant Sccrcta'ry of I he Navy Henry Ijilhrolie Hunsi:vcll, u m l j l h e illness nf Secretary Claude Swanson, Admiral Adolphlis Andrews, above, head of the bureau ol 1 navigation, no\v is a r t i n g head of tin', navy department Admiral William Stundlpy, chief of naval operations, ordinarily would succeed ti) aeling head, but he is in l^ondon attending Ihe naval con- ferenee. Taxation--L. B. Cunningham, c h a i r m a n ; C- W. Huntley. H. H. Crist. M a r k e t i n g --L. S. Gillette, chairman: Mrs. K. Richardson. A. B. Kline and H. E. Hazcn. Transportation and development of farm and home conveniences--11. l r . Lubkem'in. chairman: Ed Doolittle. L. B. Cunningham. 250 PUPILS ARE KEPT IN TOWN Swea City Is Blockaded by Blizzard; Many Autos Are Abandoned. SVVEA CITY--The blizzard Wednesday blocked all Swea City highways and 250 children who attend the consolidated school were unable to return to their homes as none of the eight bus lines could make their routes. Places for the children to sleep in town were found and the school board made arrangements to feed them Thursday noon. Wore than 32 cars were abandoned between Armstrong and Lii- kota on No. fl through Swea City. Efforts £' :"teri Thursday for clearing the roads. About 3fi farmers in TSaglc township and the northern tier of townships had just got through to gel. badly needed supplies when the new snow, measuring S inches, fell. The star route I ruck is stalled at Armstrong. There is plenty of coal in Swea City, which suffered much in previous blizzards from shortages. Many said the Wednesday Mr/.- 7,.ird was the worst I his winter, and that was saving a lot. Arrest Bring* Uiches. SANTA ROSA. Cal.. I UP)--Earl Price', 12. conscience-stricken at having been arrested as an "itinerant traveler." wrote to his mother at Galcsbui'g, HI-, for the first time in years. The mother had died last June, but the letter enabled authorities to apprise him he had inherited aji estate. Woman's Pel · EaorJe Is Trapped in Its House and Frozen OSAGE--Mrs. Agnes Wagner, who lives near Mitchell, reported her pet eagle, which she eared for since it had its wing broken and fell in her yard, froze to death. The snnw got so deep in his yard t h a t he became trapped in his shack and was frozen. Mrs. Wagner was ill and couldn't get out to save him. Mrs. Wagner reports that she has had four red birds, two robins and several other kinds of birds which have been feeding and living with her chickens this winter. Sentenced For Thclt, WEBSTER ClI'Y. (.PI--Judge U. J. 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They include preliminary analyses of the tobaccos selected; use of center leaves; the higher heat treatment of tobacco ("toasting"); con- sideration of acid-alkaline balance, with consequent definite improve- ment in flavor; and controlled uniformity in the finished product. All these combine to produce a superior cigarette--a modern cig- arette, a cigarette mode of rich, ripe-bodied tobaccos--A Light Smoke. Your throat protection--against irritation--against cough

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