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t. J 1 ita.t. I It MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 20 B 1937 M I i Mason City's Calendar Jan. 17-23--National Thrift Week. Jan. 21-22-23--Dollar Days at Mason City stores. Special 3-day selling events. Jan. 28--Join Legion and Auxiliary party at armory. Feb. 15--James E. Gheen of New York to address joint evening meeting of Chamber of Commerce and service clubs. Here In Mason City Are you interested in an old age pension? If you are, phone 3885J. Mrs. S. T. Janes, 13Z Fourth streel northwest, has returned home from Shawnee, Okla.. where she- has been visiting for the past two months at the home ot her son-jn-Jaw and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Mumaugh. I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by.any one other than myself.--John Trayer. B i r t h certificates have been Jiled for Rodney Marion, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion O. Hall, Mason City, born Dec. 1; Dale Eugene, son of Mr. and Mrs. CJarence Kroneman, Mason Cily, born Jan. 4, and a girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald T. Hutzell, route 1, born Nov. 30. Dollar Days arc ia be held at Mason City stores Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. To know what stores are participating in this event, what's to be on sale, and the prices, read the Dollar Days advertisements in 1he Globe-Gazette. A total of 180 a u t o m o b i l e licenses was issued by the Ceri-o Gordo county treasurer's office Tuesday. By Wednesday night the total for 1937 was expected to reach -4,200. Firemen answered a call to the apartment of Sam Raizes, 326 Third street southwest, about 11 o'clock Tuesday night, when a stovepipe caused a smudge. Plans for (lie 'meetingr of the adult camera club at 8 o'clock Wednesday night in the Y. M. C. A. were made. At the Hospitals Chauncey Sturdivant, .620 President .avenue southwest, was admitted to the Park hospital Tuesday for a minor operation. Fred Kohlbrand, 717 Elm drive, was dismissed from the Story hospital Tuesday following treatment Mrs. Hugh Coyle, Rockford, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Tuesday following treatment. Ernest- Bonnstetler, Cor with, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Tuesday following a major operation. Carl Blumensteil, 945 Delaware avenue northeast, was admitted to the Park hospital Tuesday for treatment. A daughter weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelson, 17 Adams avenue northwest, at the Mercy hospital Tuesday. Mrs. Lynn Hyde a n d , i n f a n t son, Clear Lake, were dismissed from the Park hospital Tuesday. Bertha Albrecht, Greene, was admitted to the Mercy hospilal Tuesday for treatment. Mrs. L. A. Cook, Thornton, was dismissed from the Park hospital Tuesday following treatment. Miss Margaret Gates, 412 First street northwest, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Tuesday for a major operation. Kathleen McCormick, Clear Lake, was dismissed from IH Park hospital Tuesday following treatment. Riceville Juniors to Present Play Thursday HICEVILLE--The Junior class of Riceville high school will present Thursday a three act comedy, "It's Great to Be. Crazy," by Richard Hill Wilkinson. Produced by arrangement with Baker's plays of Boston under the direction o£ Miss Olive Servoss. Cast as follows: Douglas Walker, Grace McKenr.a, John Miles, Harold Hughes. Margaret Sloan, Dorothy Timmerman, Hazel Swancutt, Vernon Larson, Winifred Mohr, Dorolhy Gay, James Hartogh, Dan Henderson, and Orville Severson. Your Nerves? How Are suffer e v e r y mouth -- who may have siclcaclie or headache, ncrvniis- n c s ,s, irritabilhj-, and discomforts as- spciaiccl with func- v ~ WJ"% lional disturbances, V_ \ t\f* aml lllose about lo ~ * " * b e c o m e mother.?, 1 d , S r ' f '""' Favorite Prescription * icntn!i\hk tonic. Read what ilr« Harm LTIJK nf ?ii W. .1,1, St., Siour Citv. Iowa, , ' ' I ? r -, r ' cr «''i Futorite Prescription «a nf wonderful benefit as a Ionic to mr hoth hclorc and following r.hildbirili. It helped I? Mini my nrrvu inrl it strtoRtliencd me. J-ollowms childbirth there i« nolhins htller 10 ticln :v xvoman regain her strength " tl ,v"' "f"^! ,N £. s ' le lablet ' SOc. Liquid fl.OO and Sl.Jj. Drug stores everywhere! and IGNITION SERVICE CENTRAL AUTO ELECTRIC CO. '.!* First St. S. W. SEVENTEEN HIPPODROME IS FAVORED FOR NORTH IOWA FAIR DISCUSSION AND SURVEY SHOWING TREND OF IDEAS Forum and Questionnaire on Improvements Reach Same Conclusion. The Y, M. C. A. industrial forum in a session held in the Hi-Y room Tuesday evening attacked the problem of rehabilitating the North Iowa fail-. After a prolonged discussion of what type of building to construct to take the place of the grandstand destroyed in last September's windstorm, the consensus of the group was that a hippodrome o£ the type at the Waterloo cattle congress was the most logical solution. A hippodrome, it was pointed out, would provide for so many more uses than a grandstand that it would be worth the higher cost. The estimated cost of a hippodrome was from $125,000 to $150 000. Would House 8,000. A hippodrome, members o£' the forum stated, would provide a meeting place for large conventions, flower shows, various types of livestock shows and numerous other huge gatherings throughout the year. The building, according to the discussion, should be large enough to house 6,000 persons. While sentiment was o v e r- whelmingly for the hippodrome whether or not a 4-H club building was erected, the forum members also saw the need o£ a place for club livestock activities. The conclusion reached by the forum with reference to the type of building to be erected coincided with the opinion expressed by the majority in a partial return from the questionnaires distributed by the.executive board of the North Iowa Fair association, F.-G. Mitchell, secretary, stated. Mr. Mitchell and Carl Henkel, a member of the executive board, were in attendance at the forum session. Favored Bond Issue. On the question of financing the construction of the hippodrome, sentiment veered to a bond issue as against stock or direct donations. The view expressed was that the bonds be made available in small denominations to be distributed widely in the community and retired over a period of years from the income derived. The forum members were practically unanimous in favor of. continuing the fair. Heading the discussions were C. E. Gilman, general secretary of the Y. M. C. A.; C. E. Oeschger and Edward SippeJ. O. J. Peterson acted as secretary, recording the findings of the discussion, The discussion next Tuesday evening will be on the question of home ownership or rental. The discussion will be led by M. G. Dalvcy. The forum sessions are open to the public. Three Sentenced for Intoxication; One for Reckless Driving Cleo Marsden, Mason City, and Charles Berry, transient farm, were each fined $25 and costs by Police Judge Morris Laird Wednesday on charges of intoxication. Marsden was arrested in the 1500 block on North Federal avenue Tuesday and Berry was arrested in the 200 block on South Federal Tuesday evening. Ray Lantz, 118'A South Federal avenue, was fined S10 and costs on a similar charge. He was arrested at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home. John Grier, route 2, was fined $10 and costs on a charge of reckless driving. He was arrested at Nineteenth street and South E'ed- eral avenue. DOLLAR DAYS IN CITY JAN. 21-23 Three Day Sales Event Is Announced by Mason City Merchants. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21, 22 and 23, are to be dollar days in Mason City. This semi-annual merchandising sales event in Mason City is being held three days inslead of Ihe customary one because of the uncertainty of winter weather, thus practically assuring cveo'one of an opportunely to participate. While dollar day prices will be fealured, those attending this event will find a wide range of sales prices. The fact that merchants arc staging this special reduction of prices in the face of rising markets in practically all lines of merchandise is expected to bring an excellent response from people living in Mason City and surrounding territory. All types of winter merchandise will be offered at special prices on the three remaining days of this week. Recovering After Stroke. KANAWHA--Dr. H. P. Moen of West Union visited Sunday with his father, Bon Moen who is ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Erickson. Mr. Moen was taken ill Sunday morning with a slight stroke but his condition is improving. Mason City Fifth Among Iowa Cities in . Number of Homes Constructed in 1936 Funds From the President's Birthday Party Celebration Made This Possible tanked Seventh in Values of New Building in Past Year. Mason Cny continued in seventh place among the building ·alualions of the 1C first class rities i n . Iowa during 1936, ac- :ording to figures compiled from eports submitted to the state de- artment of health, DCS Moines. Mason City also held seventh place in the valuations ot new lomes b u i l t in 1936 and was in 'if th place in the number ot ionics constructed.' The 1935 figure for conslruo ion in Mason City was $:)f2,51i), vhile the 1936 f i g u r e reached $588,78-1. DCS . Moines led the building valuations for 1036 with total of $2,616,981. Waterloo vas. second with $1,126,572 and Cedar Rapids, third, §1,089,822. Other valuations were Sioux City, 887,882; Davenport, $843,730; Ol- .umwa, $818,900; Iowa City, $410,981; Fort Dodge, $202,775; Du- nique, $194,447; Marshalllown, $187,065; Council Bluffs, $161,919, and, Burlington, $98,433. Mason City reported a total of 13 permits for new dwellings in 1935 and 9D permits for dwellings n 1936. The valuations for dwell- ngs constructed during 1935 were $167,005, compared to the 1936 valuation of $297,392. Complete valuations of new dwellings constructed in the 16 cities are ns follows: nr,;r, Last year If) year old.Shirley Peknay of Brooklyn, went to (he Roosevelt Birthday Hall in braces which she wore on a leg semi- paralyzed as tlie result of infantile paralysis. This year Shirley after an operation made passible by funds raised through the Roosevelt Birthday Celebrations for aid of infantile paralysis sufferers, is essaying her first dance steps with the assistance of Arthur Murray, noted New York ballroom dance expert, nir. Murray has originated a new waltz, the Washington, which is being introduced at the New York celebration in honor of President Roosevelt. Mason City will join in this gala festivity and plans are going forward for an evening: of real entertainment. The advance ticket sale will begin Thursday, .Tan. 21. Leo J. Carle, general chairman, says "With the improved conditions thai now exist throughout the United States, many people who in the past have been unable tn take part.in this affair are looking forward anxiously to do their part." The ball as in the past will be held in the armory Saturday, Jan. 30. . HANNAH LARGE, 79, DIES HERE Funeral Arrangements for Long Time Resident Not Complete. Hannah C. Large, 79, died at her home, 214 Hampshire avenue northeast, about 11 o'clock Wednesday morning following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Mason City for many years. Surviving Mrs. Large are her husband, William Thomas Large, and one son, Ed Large, both of Mason Cily. Mrs. Large was born May 30, 1857, in Iowa. Funeral services have not been arranged. The body was taken to the Randall funeral home. Optometrists Will Attend Eldora Clinic Drs. J. It. Lepper, Henry W. Knulson and L. A. Wells will attend a clinic and study group meeting Thursday night after a 6:30 dinner at the Winchester hotel in Eldora. These are held monthly at which lime actual cases are typed lo determine the lens correction that will give Ihe palient the best vision with the most comfort. The session also is held lo determine if any orthoptic exercise procedure is necessary lo re-establish normal functioning of Ihe various uses to which the eyes may be put. Moses Parks Dies at I. 0. 0. F. Home Moses B. Parks, 92, died at the I. O. O. F. home about 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning following an illness. Mr. Parks was born Sept. 18, 1844, in Indiana. He was admitted to the home in September, 1932. Surviving Mr. Parks are his wife, Margaret, also at the home, and his daughter, Dora Babcock, Gravity. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial will be at Gravity. The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home. Located. We've at last located the boy who used to scare little children w i t h goblin talcs. He's grown up and gets his name in the papers predicting extra severe winters.-News. TWO INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS Icy Streets Blamed for One; Clear Lake Man Held for Investigation. Two persons were i n j u r e d in automobile accidents in Mason City Tuesday. Mrs. Charles Saken, 423 Polk avenue southwest, was cut on the forehead and nose, when the car in which she was riding with het husband collided with a car driver by Ray G. Cummings, Osage, late Tuesday afternoon at Fourtl street and Crescent drive southwest. Cummings attempted to slop but the car skidded sideways on the icy slreet and straightened up just in time lo collide headon wit!« the Saken car. Both cars were damaged. B. M. Bush, Osagc, was riding with Cummings at Ihe time of the accident Lena Warren, 508 Madison avc nue southwest, received a neck in jury, when the car she was driv ing was struck by a Hudson ca which failed to slop. The accident occurred at Fourth streel anc Madison avenue southwest, at G:2: o'clock Tuesday evening. A headlight rim and reflccto. were lost from the Hudson and were taken lo the police station The car was later found parked in the 800 block on Polk avenue southwest. It was registered to Lonnie Trees, Clear Lake. Trees appeared al the police- station about 3:15 o'clock Wednesday morning, when he henrc t h a t police had been searching foi him. He is being held for invcsti- galion, pending charges. Mrs. Perkins, Civil War Vet's Widow, 89, Dies in Northwood Mrs. Clara Perkins, 89, Northwood widow of a Civil war veteran, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home in Northwood. Her husband, Myron Per. kins, died two years ago last Saturday. Surviving are 8 of her I I children. Her other descendants number 104. A Hollywood actress 1 life is nol so simple, after all. It seems she has lo sit through every picture she makes at least three limes.-Winona, Minn., Itcpubllcan-IIcr- a!cl. Ics Moincs Vnlcrloo .. cnpcn - L . iK Cily -edar n n j ) , . OtUumva .. ilason clly own City .. Ceokuk N». . ini . 113 51100,6117 lIKIIi Valu 7:t 14 175 p 71; 101 f]4 MB ilnrshnluown C'cll Dllltrs . Fort Dodge . Inrlinutotx . Clinton Total , 3,1 1C 20,100 IJB,415 K7.900 H 4?!320 « 21,700 4 25.001) (No TL'porl) M'J.OJO 1(10,250 K7.050 KD.525 lio.r.so 4I.30B ru.oou 18,750 700 S-'.OSI.ISG 1574 $1035,845 LIGHTie TALKS ON U, S, BANKING President of Novthwes Savings Bank Speaks at Lions Meeting. A banking system operated bj the government is a natural at companiment o£ dictatorial gov ernment and out ot consonant wilh Ihe representative democ racy of America, Dean Lightne: president of the Northwest Sav ings bank, told the Mason Citj Lions club at its weekly luncheo Wednesday. "Under our system," he said "there is a closer regulation b government t h a n in any oilier na lion in the world. In the s t a l u . books there are some 20,000 page given over to laws having to di with banking. But Ihe actual con trol is left to individual inccn live." Recalling Ihe dislresscd condi lion in banking in the earl; stages of the depression, Ihe loca banker pointed out that what hap. pened was a reflection of distressed conditions in other line, of business. "If borrowers had been able t repay their loans," he said, "tin banks would have been able l repay Ihcir depositors. And so i always is. That's why banks mus be cautious and conservative ir the making of their loans. Thcii first duty is based on the I r u s reposed in them by depositors." Mr. Ltghtnci- told something o the background of banking, poinl- ing oul thai il constitutes the greatest industry in America Iron the standpoint of dollars, twice a: large as t h a t of Great Britain, foul limes as large as France's, cigh times as great as Canada's. Mrs. T. J. Barclay played tw f l u l e solos, with Mrs. Morris Lain at the pinno. Guesls included Leonard Eaton o[ Fort Dodge anc G. A. Prendcrgasl, new manage of Montgomery Ward's. Arlie Lowell Bartell Rites Held; Burial at Memorial Park Funeral services for Arlie Low ell Barlell, 18, who died at his home, 2708 Jefferson avenue southwest, about 0:30 o'clock Sunday evening, were held at the Pat- tcrson f u n e r a l home Wcdncsda; afternoon. The Rev. David L Kratz, pastor of the Church o Christ, was in charge ot services Burial was at Memorial Park cem elery. Mrs. Hay Prusia sang ",Tcsu Savior PilolTWe" and "Sate in tin Arms ot Jesus." Mrs. Berth; Patchen was at the organ. Pallbearers were Raymond Dutcher, Sclmcr Frclund, Darwin Scoville, Ernest Roth, Marcu Kelley and Ernest Harrison. WE YEAR PEAK REACHED IN 1936 IOWA FIRMS seasonal Forces Operative in Mason City With Most Industries Steady. Seasonal forces brought a slight ccline in industrial employment i Mason City for December, com- ared with November, according n the monthly report oE Frank "'eniff, slate labor commissioner. lie showing for the year, Itow- 'er, compared favorably with SKin. Wcnig's report for the year howed the upward climb of Iowa ndustries from depression dol- rums reached a five year peak in 936. The year ended with payrolls ip 20 per cent over the some loint in 1935 and with employ- nent registering a 12.4 per cent Five year reports of 269 identl- -al- firms told Ihe story of Ihe talc's rise from slack times and die factories to comparative pros- )erily. During 1936, the firms reported they employed 53,957 vorkers, a sharp increase over the otal employment the previous ear. The total for the same compart- cs in 1032 was 35,8f9; 1933,"41,130; 1934, 45,246; 1935, 48,013, and !)36, 53,957. lleflccls Upward Trend. Building conditions in the 13 argcr cilics ot the stale also re- lecled Ihe upward trend which, officials said, was due in part to steadily mounting farm income. The report issued by the com- nissioner said that during 1936 the caiue of improvements covered by Hiilding permits issued increased by $2,391,890 over the previous , T ear. The number of. permits rose from 7,678 to 8,657. In December, the commissioner ·cported, "employment in Iowa industries reached the fourth consecutive month in which gains over the previous month were registered." He attributed a part o the gain lo heavy holiday trade a the close of the year. His report showed 222 firms em ployed 45,695 persons during th month whereas the total wa 44,012 in November. The report did not show .com pat-alive employment in low cities for the year, bul listed th gain or loss for Hie month of De comber. On Repair Schedule. The entering ol Lehigh Pol-land Ceme'nt company plant upo its annual repair schedule wa among the developments that in fluenccd the Mason City employ mcnt situation. A large force o men, however, is being mainlaine at (he plant for rehabilitalio work. Employment at the plant Jacob E. Decker and Sons re mained relatively steady the pap few weeks, while the Mason Cit. Brick and Tile company is contin uing the operation of two p l a n t and the Northwestern Stales Port land Cement company is runnin at a high rate of production. MEET THURSDAY Two Day Conference Callec by James Manufacturing Company. Halcherymen from Iowa, Minnesota and olher slalea started ar- r i v i n g in Mason City late Wednesday afternoon to attend Hie twc day conference of the James Man u f a c l u r i n g company lo be held a Ihe Hotel Hanford Thursday and Friday. At this conference addrcsse: will be delivered by prominent authorities from Iowa State collegi and the agricultural colleges o other m i d d l e western stales. One of Ihe high points of the convention will be the address b; W. D. James, president of th James Manufacturing company, a a banquet Thursday evening. G. F Albrechl, manager of the Masoi Cily office of the company, will b toastmastcr. Judge Orders Coin Pin Ball Machine Destroyed by Police Police Judge Morris Laird or dered a "Bally 10 Ball" automatii coin pin ball machine destroyer Wednesday, upon consent of tin owner, Henry B r i l v e n , upon waiv ing hearing. The machine wa confiscated al his store, 1027 Nortl Federal avenue, Tuesday n i g h t The machine was turned over tc Chief of Police Harold Wolfe If be destroyed. WOLF PHONE 1118 oger Downing and Mary Jean Crowell to Sing in "Carmen" Roger Downing and Mary Jean rowell, both o£ Mason Cily, ave been chosen to sing the arts o£ an olticer and a village laiden in the opera, "Carmen," be presented at the Iowa State eachers college, March 11 and 2, it was announced this week y W. E. Hays, director. Downing the son ot Mr. and Mrs. L. J. owning, and Miss Crowell is the lughter oC Mr. and Mrs. L,. M. rowell. Originally written in French by le composer Bi'/.ot, "Carmen" ill be sung in English, in order i add enjoyment of the story to ijoymcnt of the music, accurd- ig to Director Hays. The opera eals with Ihe tragic adventures F . Carmen, a b e a u t i f u l Spanish irl, and her loves. The cast also icludcs smugglers and gypsies, ; well as townspeople and sol- iers. Miss Crowell is a sophomore at he Teachers college and is major- ig in music and ininoring in nglish. Downing, also a sopho- lore, is majoring in music and linoring in manual arts. He was raduated from Mason City high chool in 1935. Both are mcm- ers of numerous Teachers col- ego musical organizations. !^0 From Chickasaw at Bureau Sessions NEW HAMPTON--Chickasaw :ounly is being represented by -I delegation o£ 20 at the a n n u a l tale Farm Bureau convention in DCS Moines this week. The follow- ng attended: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd '^razee of Bnssett; Mrs. M. C. Mc- llroy of Ionia; Mrs. Guy Tracy of WILLIAM HOMRIG DIES AT HOME Funeral Services for Former Monument Worker to Be Held Friday. William John Homrig, 71, died at his home, G10 Washington avenue northwest, Wednesday morning following an illness of about a year. Mr. Homrig was born March 7, 18(i5, in Gierckhausen, Germany. He came to the United States when one year of age. For the ivtsl 33 years he had resided in Mason Cily, 30 ot which he had been employed by (lie Dayton Monument company. Surviving Mr. Homrig are his wife, Slella, three sons, Harry, 311 Eighth street northeast, Gerard at home, and Claude ot Flint, Mich., and one daughter, Mrs. Mable Russell, at -home. Two brothers and two sisters also survive. Funeral services will be held at the Patterson f u n e r a l home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'closck, with the Rev. Alexander Carlson ot the Congregational church in charge. Burial will be at Elm- woDd. The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home. Nashua: F. E. Tracy of Nashua; Frank Pietan, Mrs. John Arr.halt, Hubert Laurcs, Wiltord llolschltig, Clem L-cichtman, Frank Hunt, Lorraine Arnhalt, Mrs. Adolpli Boellcher, Mr. and Mrs. Mclvin Thurow, Donald Stirm: Bernard Rosonke, Alton Slryder, Emil Drcwelow and F.. J. Alllcson, all of New Hampton. KUMFORT HOT WATER HEATER . . . « BATTERY In Irado an * SUPER SERVICE AC PI **J OATTfRY 45 Battery Hydrometer with Every Battery Re-Charge. if AUTO FAN FROST SHIELDS DE LUXE WINTER F S O N T W i n t e r -Motor Oil Z Gallons Alcohol $1.00 llrlnr Cnnlainer 112 X, Federal ii^^P^oa^^ ^,.TM , * L 'c= AELS jjJg|E|i^^

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