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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, February 16, 1931
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lo · TMTM"^""·*'TM'^ -- ' Mason City News on This Page MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1931 Feb. 17--Cerro Gordo Medical society to meet at 7 o'clock in Park hospital. Feb. 19.--Arthur L. Rule to address joint Legion party at armory. Feb. 19--Cerro Gordo Holstein Breeders association annual meeting at Cerro Gordo hotel. March 4--President Walter A. Jessup of University of Iowa, to address alumni at dinner in Hole Hanford. 1 1 1 Masom City Horace S. Beemer, X-Hay Extraction of Teeth. Penney Bldg. Omaha §7.20 by bus. Jefferson Bus Depot. Phone 174. Phone ALLISON 431 for the better Iowa Lump Coal. Its clean 37. Waffle supper Centra! Lutheran church Tuesday, Feb. 17, 5 to 8 o'clock. A birth certificate has been filed in the office of the clerk, for Jo Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mower, R. F. D. No. 4, Mason City, born Feb. 6. Yeoman anniversary dance Feb. IS, Eagles hall. Coes orchestra. Waffle supper Central Lutheran church Tuesday, Feb. 17, 5 to 8 o'clock. Frank W. Chambers, Lawyer, announces change of location to 205, Second Floor, M. B. A. Building. Meet your friends of Colonial days at the Washington supper, First Baptist church. Melr Cliazen anil Mury Chazcn, 825 South Monroe avenue, spent the week-end visiting relatives at Fort Dodge. Waffle supper Central Lutheran church Tuesday, Feb. 17, 5 to 8 o'clock. VERDICT DIRECTED North Iowa's Home Newspaper PLAINTIFF WAS NEGLIGENT, SAYS DISTRICT JUDGE Boomhower Meets Invalidity of City Ordinance Second Time. Judge Joseph J. cfark Mondaj morning sustained the defendant's motion for a directed verdict in the case of M. D. Welcher vs. the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, thus bringing; to a sudden close a trial that otherwise would have continued thruout a large part of the coming week. The motion for the verdict was made by James C. Davis, Des Moines, who, with A. J. Feeney of Mason City, was .attorney for the defendant, at the conclusion of the plaintiff's testimony Friday/ Negligence Involved. In directing a verdict for the defendant the judge held the plaintiff ad failed to show that he was not juilty of contributory negligence in driving- bis automobile in the path of a train at the First street northwest crossing of the Northwestern tracks. Welcher had a claim for $1,348 against the railroad in the case for alleged personal injuries and damages to his automobile. He claimed that his car was dragged a distance of 100 feet by the cowcatcher of '-he engine. _ The judge held that the plaintiff nust have known ^the crossing was a dangerous one, having been in the imploy of the Mid-Continental Pe- .roleum company nearby. In ap- The Moose lodge cash prize njas- querade dance Tues., Feb. 17, Eagles hall. Goes Orchestra. 75c couple, 25c extra ladies. C. N. W. Public Dance at K. C hall, Tues., Feb. 17. Royal Club orch. Couples 75c. Extra lady 25. Blr. and Mrs. O. A. Beerrium and family, 545 Fourth street southeast, left Sunday morning for Guttenberg-, called by the death of Mrs. · : S3eermau'a mother, .Mrs. Dubbles. · Washington supper, a delicious meal, First Baptist church, Feb. 19, 5:30 to 7:30. 50 cents. Classes in ballet, toe, tap, acrobatic dancing. Ernesteen Hurwitch. Tuesdays, -Thursday, Saturdays Eagles hall. H. J. Steinberg, assistant postmaster, left Saturday night for Tulsa, Okla., where he. will attend the meeting- of the board of directors of the Home Stake Royalty corporation. He is expected to return Thursday. "Wonderful cleaning service," they say. Look at these low prices: Men's suits 50c, two for 75c. Women's dresses 50c with exception of some pleated dresses. Men's overcoats and women's plain coats 75c. Garments called for and delivered. New Model-Unique, phone 49. 101 South Federal. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our appreciation to the many friends .and relatives for the sympathy and flowers extended at the death of our sister and mother, Lurena Huntley Elefson. Luella June Elefson. Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Jacobs. Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Jacobs. ST. LOUIS EXCURSION VIA M. ST. I,. B. K. Account Washington's Birthday 511.90 in coaches $21.15 in sleepers. Round-trip tickets on sale Feb. 20, 21 and 22. Final return limit Wabash Ry. train leaving St. Louis 2:00 p. m. Feb. 25. M". St. L. R. R. Ticket Office Phone 203. Daly Epigrams! The small boy's stomach is usually in applc-nic order. KA7MBINO KSMB HEATING ! proaching- such a dangerous crossing it was the duty of the plaintiff to exercise caution and to look and if he had looked he would have seen the approaching train, the judge stated in presenting a somewhat lengthy opinion on the matter Monday morning, the results of weekend investigation of the authorities on the matter. The judge admitted the question was a close one. "I spent a. day and a half looking up authorities on the matter,' the judge said. "The last decisions of the supreme court hold that if there is an obstruction to the view of the driver it is his duty to look again when the obstruction passes Mr. Welcher testified that he looked when he was 20 feet away and saw the train, but said he did not put 011 the brakes of his automobile until he was two feet away. In his written statement he said he did not see the train until he was practically upon it." The judge then gave the jury the instructions to find for the defendant. This was signed by the foreman, Henry Knaak. Ordinance Invalid. .L. R. Boomliower, attorney for the plaintiff, stated he was considering an appeal. The plaintiff cause received ;m earlier blow Friday afternoon when Judge Clark failed to permit the city ordinance on the speed of trains to be admitted as evidence for the reason that it had not been approved by the state, railroad commission as required by statute. "This is twice in the past four years that Mason City's ordinance regulating the speed of trains has been ruled on," said Mr. Boomhower, who had a similar situation four years ago in the case of Harry Daugherty vs. the Rock Island railroad. In that case too the ordinance was declared invalid for the reason the commission had not ruled on it. CRASH CASE Jumor Chamber Elects G. E. Cornwell President Organization Meeting Held by Recently Elected Board. Charles E. Cornwell will head the junior division of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce it was determined at an organization meeting of the recently elected boarti which was held Monday noon at the Damon tea garden. Dr. Don FitzGerald was elected first vice president and Robert E. Finlayson second vice resident. The new officers will be installed at the first annual junior .dinner dance, which will be held at the Clear Lake Country club Thursday evening, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p. m. All members o f - t h e junior group ami their friends will be eligible to attend the affair which the committee is planning to make an attractive party. The regular meeting of the junior* division will be held next Monda evening at the Eadmar hotel as usu al. At the meeting Monday noon, th junior board also determined by lo the terms of the recently electe directors. As a. result Rodney P Lien, R. E. Finlayson, Dr. Georg T. Parks and Clarence Schukei \vi serve for one year terms an Charles E. Cornwell, Dr. Don. J FitzGerald, H. D. Makeever, Millar F. Miller and Willis O. Patton IOWA GOAL AND HIEASUB CHAKLKS E. COKNWEI.I, serve for two years. George Wol retiring president, is also a mern )er of the board, as is Dr. Hard P. Pool, senior advisor. Lester MilH fan, secretary, and F. C. Eslick treasurer of the Chamber of Com merce, serve in the same capacitie for the junior division. Rusty Hinge Quartet Has 3 Busy Days Ahead; WHO Dates on Schedule. A busy week-end for the Rust\ Hinge quartet lies ahead. Saturday night after supplying entertainment at the annual banque in the Hanford hotel here of the Northwestern States Cement com pany, the quartet will motor to Des Moines and. appear in half of the "Hoot Owl" WHO, between 11 and 12 the scconc program al o'clock. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE Fine 240 acres, Cerro Gordo county, well improved farm, will accept city property or a good going business. INVESTIGATE Phone 13-1 Krcsge Bldg. Mrs. Wallbaum Dies at White Lake, S. Dak. Mrs. Sophie Wnllhaum, 88 years old, mother of Conrad C. Wallbaum, 933 Fifteenth place northeast, died at her home at White Lake, S. Dak., Sunday. Mrs. Wallbaum had been in bed since she fell and broke her hip on her eighty-eighth birthday last fall. Funeral services will probably be held at White Lake Wednesday. Then, too, there was less demuno for parking space -in the old days because .current methods of courtship required only one hand.--ilid- west Kevlew. Don't put off the buying of those hundred and one little necessities that will niiiUe lifci more cnjoyiible. If money is nccdfd--it's yours for the asking here. A sound practical loan plan t h a t gives you up to $300 without trouble or big expense. Your character and rupiitntion are security--come in today and let us show you. . Sunday forenoon the singers will move on to Knoxville and, after a dinner with the veterans hospital authorities, will supply an all-af- :ernoon s entertainment for the disabled men in the various wards of the institution. Sunday evening. if connections ·nake it possible, the Rusty Hinges ivill supply a few members at the nid-winter convention of the "40 and 8." Monday afternoon between 4 M 5 and 5 o'clock the quartet may sing again from WHO if the arrangement fits into its program for the day. In the evening there will be x division of time between the ban- net for Legion commanders and ad- utants in the B - ort Des Moines ho- el and the state banquet of the Legion auxiliary in the Savory. The jaunt to Knoxville is under the sponsorship of the Iowa American Legion auxiliary department arrangements for it having been made by Mrs. Bernhard Dubbert of Cedar Falls, state president. INC. Large Seed House to Have Establishment in Mason City. To serve the ever increasing demand for farm seeds in the Mason City trade territory, Northrup, King and company, the largest seed liouse west of Chicago, has established a branch here in the Cadwell Transfer and Storage company warehouse at 303 Eighth street southwest. This branch w i l l be un- :ier the personal management of O. W. Friedlund, who has been con- iccted with the sales depa.-tment of ;he firm for many years. The Mason City branch will car- ·y a stock of t h e ' p r i n c i p a l itoins of 'arm use in this territory, such ns ·ed clover, nlsike, sweet clover, alfalfa, timothy, millet, raps, sorghum, sudan, soy beans and lawn seeds. Several local persons have been employed to assist Mr. Friedlund. The tonnage shipped from Mason City will add materially to the city's d i s t r i b u t i o n totals. Address on Lincoln to Be Given at Joint Session Thursday Night. Arthur L. Rule, who addressed R joint gathering of the house ant senate of the Iowa assembly Thurs day on Abraham Lincoln, will be the sneaker at the joint Legion and aux iliary party at the armory nex' Thursday evening at S o'clock. His subject at ths Legion function also will be Lincoln. Mr. Rule's research in connection with the life of the great emancipator, his admiration for the martyr president and his ability to present lus ideas in an interesting mannei are expected .to draw an almost unprecedented gathering of Legion and auxiliary members to the armorj Thursday evening, Commander T A Nettlcton pointed out. AT THE HOSPITALS Air. :md Mrs. A. E. Coolc will I Kenneth Bowers, route 2, was admitted to Story hospital for treatment Saturday. Dr. C. O. Brewster, Britt, was admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment Sunday. Mrs. A. L. Kingland, Lake Mills was admitted to Mercy hospital for a major operation Sunday. Mrs. Jane Lien, 81G Jefferson avenue northwest, was admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment Satur- Jay. Mrs. Alin.-i Neuhring-. S)41 Ninth treet was admitted to /lercy hospital Saturday. Lloyd Cooper, Manly, underwent i minor operation at Park hospital ^aturday. Dale Leonard Platli, 1016 Carolina venue northeast, underwent a minor operation at Park hospital "aturday. Mrs. Ben Benowitz, 85B First treet northwest, was dismissed -om Park hospital Saturday follow- ng treatment. Mrs. C. G. Krieger, route 4, who nderwent a minor operation at ·ark hospital, was dismissed Satur- ] ay- Carmen Adams, Lake Mills, was dmitted to Mercy hospital foi rcatmcnt Saturday. Mrs. Burdette Wilkie, Rockwell, ·as admitted to Mercy hospital for reatmcnt Saturday. Mrs. Lorenzo Barlow, 2230 eorgia.avenue southeast, was ad- littcd to Mercy hospital for treat- nent Saturday. Miss Emma Studer, Wesley, who as been at Mercy .hospital for reatment, was dismissed Sunday. Mrs. C. W. Newell. 107 Fifteenth -reet northwest, was dismissed ·om Story hospital Sunday following treatment. Mrs. -H. E. Rugg, route 4, was admitted to Story hospital where she underwent a major operation Monday morning. W. P. Henderson, Manufactures Willing to Use Domestic Labor but Can't Use Fuel, Claim. By JAMES C. GKEEN. DES MOINES, Feb. 1C.-- A bill scheduled for action in the houso early this week purports to have, been drafted in the interests of Iowa labor and the Iowa coal industry in particular, but heads of certain manufacturing 1 groups view it with considerable alarm, and a heated argument is in prospect. The measure is House File 139 introduced by Howard Ballew, of Appanoose county. ' It requires that all labor employed on public works shall be resident Iowa labor and that all material!! used in public works or all manufactured products used in such works shall have been produced with Iowa labor and Iowa products. That's a liberal interpretation. Specifically, it is taken to mean that no cement shall be used by the Iowa highway commission unless the producing plant has used resident labor and Iowa Coal; that all packing house products not so produced will be at a disadvantage in the bidding on public institution contracts; that machinery purchased by the state, supplies of all kinds needed for public purposes and purchased by n. public agency or department, must pass the same ta .sl. Cun't tJso Io\vrf Coal. In the hearings thus far held on the measure, no opposition has been voiced to the' resident- labor requirement, but a number of manufac- -urers have protested vigorously on the ground that some of them can- iot economically use Iowa coal and -hat this circumstance would in itself, deprive them of an equal chance in competitive Bidding on public contracts. Viewing this latter feature as a possible handicap to the bill, somo oE the state labor leaders have susr gested that the local labor require ment be handled in a separate bill The house committee on commerce? and trade however, has mended the measure for BOTH PRESIDENTS KAYMONI) XACK New Hem! of Engineering Society r ._.,.. sv embodying both the labor and products features. The statutes at present contain a provision along this line, but it is not so broad as to include raw ma- erials used in manufacture of arli- les tlmt might be purchased by he state, county, school district nv ity, and it doesn't have the "teeth" arried by the pending bill, which efines a violation as an act of mis- onduct in office subjecting the in- ividual to removal. Tried to USD Town Coal. Cement manufacturers are most rominent among the industrial A. F. FISCUEIt Ketiring Hrad of Engineers. The Iowa Engineering society at its annual convention in DCS Moines iust wcclc retired one Mason City man us president only, to elect another. A. F. Fischer, manager of the Independent Corrugated Culvert company, completed a year's service as president of tin; association, only IIP bo succeeded by Kiiymond Xnclt, district engineer of (lie state highway cnm- uiliislon here. attend the golden wedding nf Mrs. Cook's uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Henry day. E. Blaack at Woden 'Tues- . 10 Seventh street northwest, was admited to Park hospital for treatment Sunday Mrs. Lloyd Updike, 314 Fifth street northeast, was dismissed from Park hospital Sunday following a minor operation. George Fait tor, 231 South Federal nvenue, who underwent a minor operation at Park hospital, was dismissed Sunday. Bill Duncan, 110\(, South Federal avenue, was dismissed from Park hospital Sunday following a minor operation. Henry Degan, 116 Monroe avenue .southwest, who underwent a major operation at Park hospital, was dismissed Sunday. An eight pound 10 ounce son was born to Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Rasmussen, 1312 Hampshire avenue southeast, at Park hospital Sunday. John ICnoedler, Eritt, who underwent a major operation at Mercy hospital, was dismissed Sunday Mrs. J. W. Vance, Charles City, was dismissed from Mercy hospital Sunday following treatment. ngs, on behalf of the lown Maint- acturerr' association. A Mason City cement manufac- urer advised the committee that his rm has attempted to use Iowa coal; had consumed 75,000 tons last year in experiments, hut had decided tlmt Illinois coal was better suited to the purpose and was less expensive. While plants at Mason City and Davenport could obtain Illinois coal cheaper than Iowa cop.l and get better results from it, this manufacturer pointed out, it is possible Unit Plants near Des Moines, with Iowa coal mines close at band might be able to use Iowa coal economically. This situation, he contended created a handicap for the- plants located at a distance from the Iowa coa! field: 1 .. Other factories of various types along with packing and food plants' which are located in parts of the state where coal is not produced, would suffer likewise, the commit- from materials or products produced in tiic state of Town and by Iowa labor as herein defined, when they are found in marketable q u a n t i t y in the state and or- of ji quality reasonably suited to the purpose in- .ended and can be procured without material cost over foreign products or products of other states." Defines Domestic laborer. For Hie purpose of granting domestic labor preference, t h e ' b i l l defines a domestic laborer one who has resided in the .'itate for more than six months. Tlie measure also provides that for persons or firms Lo which the preference outlined docs not apply preference shall be granted to persons and firms that have maintained offices in Iowa six months The bill carries a publication clause, which would make it almost immediately effective, applying its provisions to numerous contracts about to be let on a seasonal, or biennial basis. tea was told. Miners at Hearing. The whole argument seems center about UKC of Iowa coal to representatives of Iowa miners ap'pcnr- i"?. ^ V 10 .'"Wing to deplore the f - -. ,, , - -- ...... ^ "-·· deploi fact that about 550,000,000 a ^h h i Per ! t '? Iowa for for eKn while local mines arc workin year coal, curtailed production schedules The section of the bill coverina ,bj,' Se of , Iowa Products and materials reads a.T follows- 'Every commission, board, com- nf M ' ,°f flcer or governing body shir, £ ; or ° r any C0lint £ '·"«'"- *h,p, school district, city or town. and every person acting as conlract- ng agent for nny such commission hoard, committee, officer or oth-r governing body of the state or n- any county, township, school ,!is- or town - an* every contractor who receives ,-. , from any sue), commission Justice Sentences Man on Bad Check Charge Don J. Ballard, Clear Lake was sentenced to ID days in the county jail by Justice of Peace M. C. Coiighlon Monday morning on a bad check charge. The check was cashed on Mulligan and Sons tire shop in West State street. Teacher--Johnny, tell Die class something about Lindbergh's hi" feat. ' " Johnny--T never .saw them but I can tell about Charlie Chaplin's. --Ufo, RURAL CHILDREN TO GET LIBRARY MEMBER CARDS Question Contest to Be Staged; $25 Offered by Woman's Club. Twenty-five rural boys and girls who present the best answers to a list of questions now being compiled will receive memberships in the Mason City library, it was announced Monday morning by Miss Lydia Barrette, Mason City librarian. The questions will be run in the Globe- Gazette farm page Wednesday and also in the next issue of the Cerro Gordo Farm Bureau exchange. Any person up to 21 years cf nge is eligible to take part in tilt contest. Arrangements for the contest were completed at a meeting of Farm Bureau and library officials in the county agent's office Saturday afternoon. Can Supply Answers. No restrictions are to bo made as Lo where the answers to the questions may be found. Parents, teachers, club leaders may all help. Tho home encyclopedias and other reference books will doubtless furnish some of the answers. Some of the questions are so easy -hat County Agent Marlon E. Olson :elt the young people can answer :hcm out of their own fund of cnowlccige. If any answers aren't otherwise available the libraries at ^lear Lake and Mason City and :he Farm Bureau office will be ablo to furnish the answers. Mrs. J. L. Paulcy, chairman of .he book review department of the Woman's club, who presented the matter .of reading for the young peo- lie m the county to the Woman's club board and procured the $25 · make a beginning in enlarging .orary use, expressed herself as pleased with the plans as they b ave thus far developed. She says she feels the work is not only important but that it is also most interesting. She hopes that the voun K people outside Mason City and Clear Lake will realize what plea-sure as well as profit they can get from use of the library. The children in town find so much joy in the good books they borrow « The beautiful rooms on the second floor of the library buildintr have much to offer to "all Cerro Gordo young folks. Arc Not Crowded The children's rooms are the onlv f" es Uiat are not really crowded Miss Barrette says. They have a spacious atmosphere and always a welcome for young people For years Frederic J. Haskin has r u n a column in The Globe-Gazette and many other daily newspapers He says that the asking and answering of questions is the fundamental method of acquiring knowledge. Mr. Haskln's newspaper articles gradually developed a large rnail from readers asking questions about the subjects he discussed. Pleased by the questions that his writings had inspired, he set out to answer the inquiries he received. As this became known his mail increased until he was forced to obtain funds from the newspapers he represented to pay for the cost of additional research work. One or two of the questions on the rural library list were taken from Mr. Haskin's book, "Answers to Questions." This volume is unique in that half of it was written by 5,000 people making direct queries. The other half was written by one man and his research assistants in an attempt to-answer them satisfactorily. The rural library list has befcn compiled with some care from questions Miss Alice Cole, home demon- s^ation agent, has had from farm children; questions Miss Alma Davis, children's librarian, has had m the library and a few taken from such books as Mr. Haskin's record. Department Puts Out Fire on First Street The fire department was called to extinguish a fire in some rubbish m the rear of the Hathorn Auto company, 109 First street southeast, at 10:51 o'clock Saturday evening No damage was done by the blaze. Dog Licenses May Be Obtained at City Hall Dog licenses may be obtained at the city clerk's office at the city hall according to an announcement made last week. The fee is 53. O!ct licenses are good until April 1. ' DR. T. S. CLARK OSTEOl'ATHIC PHYSICIAN M. B. A. ttlrtg. Phono 2192 Evenings By Appointment Have Your Car 'I WASHED or GRETAStTSF 99c LAPINER MOTOR CO. DR. A. OSHANA Physician and Surgeon RHEUMATISM SPECIALIST Office--10!) First National Bnnls Phono 1580 Tailored Up to a X5 High Standard -- J Not Down lo Low Price FRANK FIALA FINK WAY OUT!! 1-115-17 So. Federal Avc. 8(1 1 .South Fedrnil AVI Automobile Upholstering Auto Tops and Painting Wrecks -- Woodwork BAMBER AUTO BODY SHOP Phonn S55 Slii s. 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