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March 2, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 2 1930 1 SPEED TRAINS IN WEST ARE AIDING IN RAIL ADVANCE Drastic Fare Reduction Is Also Recovery Factor in Business. CHICAGO, CUP)--Veteran trainmen say the railroads are on their way back to prosperity. Flashing, streamlined trains which left conservative men gasping a year ago are responsible, they say, for a number of reasons. First, these trains made possible a time schedule believed unheard-of even as late as a few months ago. Second, they were comfortable and actually economical to operate. And third, they focussed public attention back on the railroads and once again convinced travelers that the railroads had something to offer. Cut Made in Fares. Combined with the streamliners in gaining public attention was the earlier move which western lines inaugurated in 1933 in ordering a. drastic reduction in fares, in some cases as much as 50 per cent. A noticeable gain in passenger lists was apparent immediately, and in 1935 the western lines Ordered the reduction made permanent. Indications that eastern lines may follow suit were seen in an Interstate Commerce commission report which recommended that they also reduce fares and abolish Pullman sleeping and parlor car surcharges. Several Are Started. Starting- Jan. 2. 1935, the North Batteries $3.95 A genuine Willard for every purpose--Anto-Kadio, Farm Lite. J A C O B Y Battery and Electric Service 110 S. Delaware Phone 319 Western line established its "400," a fast train running 400 miles in 400 minutes between Chicago and the Twin Cities. In April, the Burlington line, a competing service, ordered its Zephyr streamliners into service on a six and a half hour schedule. These Diesel-powered trains were so popular that shortly after the initial run it became necessary to install them on a twice daily basis, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The Milwaukee road entered the field May 29 with its "Hiawatha," first of the so-called speedliners, new type locomotives which also operated on a six and a half hour schedule. Speed Spreads Westward. Shortly after, competing lines between Chicago and St. Louis cut their schedules to five and a half hours, taking a half hour off the 275-mile run. In the East the Flying Yankee was introduced between Boston and Portland, Me., on an extremely fast schedule. This also was a Diesel- powered train, comparable to the Zephyrs of the West. The Union Pacific-North West- em cut half a day off its Portland, Ore.,-Chicago run with the all- streamliner "City of Portland," and the New York Central and the Pennsylvania each shaved 30 minutes of their fast run to New York. The Pennsylvania went even further, completing electrification of its line between New York and Washington and on the main line between New York and Paoli, Pa., and marking another cut in time schedules. Air-Conditioning Widespread. About this time, air-conditioned cars made their appearance on most of the lines, eliminating dust and smoke. The end of the year saw no letdown in the general revival. On Jan. 2, a 36-hour schedule between Chicago and Florida went into effect, and next June the Union Pacific and North Western plan to clip a full nine hours from their Chicago-Denver run, covering the 1,048 miles in 16 hours--fastest train schedule in the world. The same roads will clip 22 hours from their West Coast run and giant Diesels on the Santa Fe will cover the distance in 39 hours, 45 minutes faster than the Union Pacific-North Western schedule. An Iowa bachelor says that leap year ought to come every year. He jests- at scars who has never been pursued--New York Sun. GERMAN STARS LIKE U, S, FILMS "It Happened One Night" Ranks as Favorite With European Film Leaders. BERLIN, (U.P.)--German film stars appear to like American movies better than their own. Out of 24 actors and actresses questioned by Filmwoche. a German movie magazine, 17 chose one of the three popular American films presented in Berlin during- the past months. "It Happened One Night" led the field in being selected by nine of the stars. Among them were such popular figures as Dorothea Wieck, Winy Fritsch, and Renate Mueller. "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" followed with 7 votes, the majority of which were male. The other American film mentioned was "Ruggles of Red Gap," which received lone support from Gustav Proehlich. Pola Negri Favorite. The favorite German film was Pola Negri's effort in "Mazurka," which is still running to good houses here. A new German film, soon to appear, will be "Through the Desert," written by Karl May, the James Fenimore Cooper of the reich. Although dead for 23 years, May's fame lives for his tales about the American redskins, written without his ever having left Germany. The book being filmed, however, has its setting in Africa. Film to Be Accurate. To insure accuracy, a German film company made an expedition to Africa and reconstructed the story with all possible geographical accuracy. According to the testimony of May's widow, who saw some of the trial scenes, the company has 'been successful in recreating the story as she had always imagined May wrote his stories about the American Indian with the aid of what is said to be the largest library on the subject in existence. His vivid imagination was able to create the scenes so realistically that his work was the favorite literature of one generation of German children. Only once did May leave Germany, and that was toward the end This policy gives you a on easy terms FIVE-YEAR START $ lps 1^%^%^^^ DrUUU LIFE INSURANCE ·mr j "=·· -=»· *v First 5 years For the first five years Kie4ia!f tte figure in this table -- THESE RATES ARE PAKriGtpATlMQ 6th year and thereafter ARC 20 $S1.10 21 93.40 22 95.80 23 9S.10 24 100.50 25 1^.00 26 105.10 27 107.90 28 111.10 29 114.40 30 117.70 Age 31 $121.50 32 125.50 33 1.29.60 34 134.10 35 138.80 36 143.80 37 14S.10 38 154.70 39 160.70 40 167.00 41 173.90 Age 42 $180.90 43 188.70 44 196.70 45 205.30 46 214.50 47 2S4.10 48 2S4.50 49 245.50 50 257.20 Also issued at ages 51 to SO ASK AS AGVT OK THE LOCAL OFFICE OR WRITE THE HOME OFFICE FOR DESCRIPTIVE FOLDER AND A SYNOPSIS (Enmpng nf Ammnt EDWARD D. DUFFIELD, Pnsukw Hemc Office, NEWARK, N. J. "Favorite Son" State · Senator Robert A. Taft of Cincinnati, son of former President William Howard Taft, heads the "favorite son" ticket picked by the republican state central committee to oppose U. S. Senator William E. Borah of Idaho for Ohio's 52 delegates to the Cleveland convention. At the same time, the central committee selected Charles R. Frederick- sou of Coshocton, former chairman of the Ohio republican campaign committee, as its second choice for president. of his life, when he made a trip to Africa with Frau May. This voyage was responsible for "Through the Desert." Buresh and Sickler Iowa Farmer-Labor Party's Candidates DES MOINES, {.¥) -- Farmer-Labor party representatives here have announced the candidacies of George F. Buresh, Cedar Rapids attorney, and Jesse Sickler, Ogden farmer, for the party's nominations for United States senator and state secretary of agriculture, respectively. Both are national committeemen for the party and are taking an active part in the farmer-labor organization's educational campaign. Col. Breckenndge to Enter Presidential Preferential Primary C O L U M B U S , Ohio, (JFI~Col. Henry Breckenridge of New York city, attorney for Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, is preparing to enter Ohio's presidential preferential primary May 12. C. A. Weinman, Columbus salesman, said Colonel Breckenridge, a prominent democrat, sent him petitions for circulation to qualify for a place on the ballot. Beer, Inheritance Taxes Decline but Gasoline Levy Gains DES MOINES, I.? 1 )--Beer and inheritance lax collections declined during February, but gasoline tax z'evenue increased despite the fact that the state's highways were blockaded by snow drifts during much of the month. The increase in gasoline taxes amounted to $136,603, the state collecting $°,75,' C 06 this month as cnm- parea with $739,203 in February, 1935. Inheritance tax collections showed a sharp decline, this revenue amounting to 561,488 in February, 1936, and to 5114,250 during the same month last year. Beer taxes returned S5S.946 this month and $60,132 in Februar-, 1935. Four Utility Firms Get Permission to Operate Iowa Lines DES MOINES. (.T)--The Iowa railway commission granted permission to four utility companies Saturday to erect and operate rural electricity transmission lines in Several counties. The Iowa Electric company, of Cedar Rapids received permission to construct 25 miles of line in Guthrie, Jefferson, Cedar and Jones county. The Iowa Power and Light company, of Des Moines, was granted construction permission in Dallas and Mahaska counties: the Iowa Electric Light and Power company, of Cedar Rapids in Boone. Dallas and Carroll counties and the Iowa Public Service company, of Sioux City in Cherokee county. M, P. Conwny estimated the new lines would serve a total of 40 farm customers. Mrs. Hibbert Funeral Held at Eagle Grove EAGLE GROVE--Mrs. Johanna Hibbert. 81, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Knobles. She was the widow of George Hibbert. proprietor of the Grove hotel in this city for many years, who died 15 years ago. Funeral services were hold at the Kubitschek and Kastler funeral home Monday, in charge of the Rev. W. L. Brcaw of the Methodist church. Surviving aie the daughter mentioned and three grandchildren. SNOW IN IOWA COST MILLIONS Repairing and Replacing of Equipment Also to Run Figure High. DBS MOINES, (/P--"All things ill life may be free," but it certainly costs a lot of money to get rid of some of them--including the blanket of snow winter piled over Iowa. Highway commission engineers, county engineers, city engineers, none of them will venture an approximation of what the cost of clearing Iowa's highways of drifts will be--but all united in declaring "thi s winter will cost Iowa millions." "Just say," one commission maintenance engineer remarked, "that this winter's snow is like one of those million dollar rains farmers talk about in the summertime. Must Kepuir Equipment. "No one has any more idea of what this bitter winter will cost the state than those farmers do of just how much benefit a 'million dollar rain" produces." There isn't just the cost of clearing highways and railroad lines to be figured, engineers point out, but the cost of repairing and replacing snow removal equipment worn out bucking drifts. Then there's the loss of business resulting from blocked roads and tied up railroads. There's the cost of repairing paving which in many towns and cities must be resurfaced as a result of the winter's snow and ice. Some Figures Given. There's this expense and that cost chargeable to the bitter winter, al- most without end. Some figures, however, give an idea of the total bill. The highway commission, for example, spent $317,651 from Dec. 1, 1935 to Feb. 15, 1936 clearing snow off trunk highways, including $92,774 spent lor equipment. "How much more will we spend?" said a commission engineer. "Thousands of dollars, but your guess as to how many thousands is as good as mine. The storm that tied up northwest Iowa last week added thousands more to the bill. "And," he added, "there's no assurance we won't have more snow." Only on Trunk Koutes. It must be remembered the highway commission is only charged with clearing trunk routes. Counties must buck the drifts out of secondary and county roads. The Polk county engineer estimates his county has paid $50,000 in direct snow removal costs and spent $30,000 for snow removal machinery this winter. Iowa has 99 counties. Probably none has paid as much as Polk county, for in some sections the secondary and county roads remain blocked, the supervisors figuring it will be cheaper to wait for spring to take care of opening them. But a conclusion as to how much snow removal cost counties is obvious. Pavement Is Pitied. The DCS Moines city engineer's office said the city probably would pay $20,000 in wages and similar costs for snow removal. But there's another bill, chargeable to the winter, that of repairing Des Moines streets and no one can estimate how much it is at present. Last week's thaw turned a foot or two of snow and ice to slush and disclosed pavement pitted with holes like a battlefield. One enterprising reporter counted 233 holes one and one-half feet or more in diameter in 13 blocks of Grand avenue. Fixed Temporarily Only. The streets department is trying to fill these holes and others over the city temporarily, but engineers admit that resurfacing of block after block of streets is obviously necessary. Des Moines is only one city. Scores of others have spent comparative sums for snow removal- Waterloo, for example, $17,700; Cedar Rapids, $28,000--and many of them face the same problem of pavement resurfacing. Railroad Cost Record. As for the railroads; division officers decline to estimate what snow removal has cost them, or what toll drift blockades and bitter below zero temperatures took in lost passenger business and damage to goods in transit. "You can say," one division superintendent said, "that it cost railroads more to operate in Iowa this winter than it ever has before--a whale of a lot more." Yet to be paid is the cost of the spring floods in prospect. This may be little, or it may be a lot, depending on whether it warms up slowly and the snow melts away before heavy spring rains set in. To Be Given March 10. RIDGEWAY--"Everybody's Getting Married," a comedy in three acts will be presented by Ridgeway talent at the Community hall on Tuesday evening, March 10, at S o'clock. This "leap year" play is sponsored by the local P. T. A. it is being staged under the direction of Miss Geraldine Peterson. Senator Soaper says that the Townsend plan places the modern tot in an uncomfortable dilemma. He must tell his grandfather there isn't any Santa Claus. -- Omaha World-Herald. County, Subdistrict Declarn at Northwood Wednesday Is Planned NORTHWOOD -- Winners in the home declamatory contest of the Northwood high school were Lewis Mellem, oratorical class; Betty Jane Reeves, dramatic, and Walton, Beach, humorous. They will represent Northwood in the combined county contest and subdistrict contest to be held in Northwood Wednesday evening. Others taking part in the local contest were: Oratorical, Eugene Bliton, Roland Gullickson, Clarence Larson, Max Larson; dramatic, Iris Crossley, Feme McQuat- ters, Geneva Torgeson, Doris Urdahl; humoorus, Phyllis Harmon, Merle Nelson, Janice Ranum, Ruth Yeomans. Judges were Mrs. H. E. Hardy, Mrs. E. E. Hunter and Charles Neveln, all of Mason City. Retires as Vice President. HAMPTON--Frank H. Ridgeway retired Saturday from the vice presidency of the Hampton State bank and will engage in the real estate and insurance business. He was engaged in banking here 3 years and was for several years president of the Franklin county State bank. EXPERT . . . . Watch and Jewelry Repairing Prompt Service -- Low Prices All Work Guaranteed. M U R R A Y JEWELRY CO. Foresters' Bldg. RDY-8 It costs us more to b u i l d a car l i k e t h i s FORD QUALITY goes far below the surface. It is built into every part of the car--in those things you see and those that are hidden. We say it with assurance --because it has been the experience of so many millions of drivers -- that many months after your first ride you will still be saying--"I'm glad.I bought a Ford." The Ford Motor Company is not content with ordinary specifications for materials. Its own standards of quality for many important parts are considerably higher than usually accepted standards. Ford valves are an example of this extra value. They are made of a nickel-chrome alloy-steel that contains 13% chromium, 13 ^'nickel and 2% silicon.' This unusually high alloy content increases resistance to heat--insures more efficient, economical performance and longer life. Intake valves, as well as exhaust valves, are made of this more expensive steel in the Ford V- 8. It is one of several good reasons why the Ford engine is singularly free of valve troubles. It costs us more to build a car like this--yet the price of the Ford V-S remains low. Ford manufacturing methods save many dollars for Ford owners -- and bring fine-car quality within the reach of every one who drives. It Takes 25 Operations to Finish One Ford Valve --Each Ford V-8 valve stem is ground five times for greater accuracy and smoothness. Amplifying gages check the stem for roundness within two ten- thousandths of an inch. Similar gages check diameter. Measurements are made in specially built rooms with temperature-control. The exhaust valve seats are shrunk in liquid oxygen before they are pressed into the block. F O R D M O T O R C O M P A N Y A NEW SERVICE TO MOTORISTS-- $25-A-MONTH TIME PAYMENTS AND NE\V UCC h% PER MONTH FIN'ANCE PLANS

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