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February 17, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

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- . , ±- Mason Gity on This News TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1931 Feb. 17--Cerro Gordo Medical soc ety to meet at 7 o'clock in Par hospital. Feb. 19.--Arthur L. Rule to ad dress joint Legion party at ar mory. Feb. ID--Cerro Gordo Holstei Breeders association annual mee ing at Cerro Gordo hotel. Jfurch 4--President Walter A. Je: sup of University of Iowa to a dress alumni at dinner in Hot Hanford. m Mason City Phone ALLISON 431 for the be ter Iowa Lump Coal. Its clean $ Yeoman anniversary dance Fe 18, Eagles hall. Goes orchestra. E. P. Tracey, stamp clerk,, re ceived a one day vacation Tuesda and was not at his work. Wo guarantee- Erlckson's ne 1 Eczema remedy for chronic case: Brady. The Moose lodge cash prize mas querade dance Tues., Feb. 17, Eagle hall. Coes Orchestra. 75c coup! 25c extra ladies. A birth certificate lias been file in the office of Clerk S. H. McPea for Evelyn Rosella, daughter of M and Mrs. Elmer William Everhar Rockford, born Feb. 12. Washington Supper, First BaptU church, Thurs., Feb. 19, 5:30 to 7:3*0 50c. C. N. W. Public Dance at K. C hall, Tues., Feb. 17. Royal Chi orch. Couples 75c\ Extra lady 25. Delicious baked ham, cherry pi and all the trimmiti's at the Wash ington Supper, First Baptist church Feb. 19. A change In train schedules t become effective Wednesday ha been announced by officials of th Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul an Pacific railroad. Train 195, a wa freight from Mason City to Aus tin, will leave here at 3:30 p. m Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur days. Train 163, a way freight, wt! leave here at 9 p. m. on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. : (« Classes in ballot, toe, tap, ncro jfr.tic aoaoingrirErnesteen Hurwltch s " Tuesdays', Thursday, Saturdays Eagles hall. Notice--Prices on dry clennln are coming tip soon. Call us whil you can still get cut prices. Qualitj and service is what you get here Hanford Cleaners, Inc. Phone 718. TO TWIN CITIES VIA M. ST. Ju. K. B. Account Washington's Birthday Tickets on sale for certain train Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 23. Jp.eturn limi leaving- St. Paul 2:00 ". m., Minne apolis 2:45 p. m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 Coaches only. M. St. L. Ticke Office Phone 203. Daly Epigrams! i hero--on e. JYCc It's easy to be a hero--on the stage. VLUMBIHO fjXNfo HKATIWO FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE Fine 240 acres, Cerro Gordo county, well improved farm, will accept city property or a good going, business. INVESTIGATE Phone 131 Kresgc Bldg. DENTIST Makes Dentures (Plates) as low as, per plate EXTRACTIONS X-RAY SERVICE DR. H. K. JONES 15/2 N. FEDERAL PHONE 325 North Iowa's Home Newspaper SCHOOL ELECTION TO BE MARCH 9 M A « ·»·». ^ _ . _ _ _ _ _ _ high school and 171 in HIP- -junior " ~~ ' ___ BOARD SELECTS VOTING PLAGES CITY EVENT Board Accepts Change i Electric Rates; Lets Fountain Contract. Judges and clerks for the annua school board election of the inde pendent school district of Maso City to be held March 9 are to b named by R. L,. James, secretar of the board of education, accorc ing to instructions contained in motion passed by the school boar at its regular monthly meetin Monday afternoon. Voting place for the election were designated a fiMlows: First ward, Administra tion building; second ward, courl house; third ward, Lapiner's garage fourth ward, fire station. Members of'the board who retir are Willis G. C. Bagley, presen president; Frank C. Goodman an E. H. Wagner. As yet no one ha announced his intentions of becom candidate for election. The board accepted the modifiei rate on lighting current suggested by F. J. Hanlon, president of th Peoples Gas and Electric compan\ The present rate is 6 cents a kilo watt hour but the new commercia rate accepted is 4 1-3 cents a kilo watt hour. The electric bill for Jan iary was $442. Under the commer cial rate the bill would have beer 5339, according to figures presented The saving for last year's electri bill would have been 51,051, the fi°- ures presented showed. A contract for drinking foun tains was let to the W. J. Daly com pany. Lincoln school, is to hav eight new bubblers, McKinley schoo four and Wilson and Grant school are each to have two new bubbler apiece. SI Itavard Voted. A 51 reward to be given the boi who reported to the principal o McKinley achool the name of nigh school boy who broke a ligh at McKinley school was voted bj the board. The high school boy ad mitted he had broken the light an hag promised to pay for the dam age. A motion that Insurance renewa periods be re-established was passe by the board. The plan calls for tin establishment of a uniform anniver sary date for the expiration and re newal of all fire, lightning, tor nado and boiler insurance of the dis tnct to equalize as much as pos sible the annual premiums on such insurance. The plan will bo put into operation by gradual adjustments over a five year period by changing the lengths of the terms of some of the policies at the time of renewals No policies will need to be cancelled at an · time, no valuation on buildings changed unless desired, and there should be no change in the total cost of insurance over the five year period, officials said. Five Year Schedule Given. The schedule of expirations, with oremiums on same, during the next five years if it had been continued without change on the present basis follows: 934 03 n Amount Exjilrtnu No tic s.wo.ooo · find holler insurance 5751,000 .52.10,000 S 6S.OOO Premium* on Snnift None Dale of Explrntlni 31.810 S 280 Jan. 1C ami Oct. n Feb. 18. July 11 an-l July 21 April 10 April II The schedule of expirations, with estimated premiums on the same, as t will appear commencing in 1D3G. slth the operation of the new plan follows: 0.-.7 0.1S Mfl S I D 51.117,00(1 and holler i n s n r n n c e $101,son S. r j23,r;oo 5230,000 £298,000 52.I2D S2.10H S2.19S SI ,900 S2.0I33 llnt« of KxplrntJin Mny 1 May 1 M n y 1 May May A total of all who have been en- oiled in the public schools was giv- n at 5,525 in the January report f R. B. Irons, superintendent of chools. Of that number 4,304 were n the grade schools, 1,190 in the YOU NEED- lon't put off the buying of those mndrod nnd one little necessities liat will m;tlre life more enjoyable, f money Is needed--It's yours for ho asking here. A sound practical oan plan that gives ynu up (o $300 ·itliout trouble or big expense, 'our character ami reputation are eciirity--come in today and let us how you. SERVICE rue. igh school and 171 in the junior college. Procure Benches. A motion was passed instructing the secretary and superintendent to take the necessary arrangements to procure benches for the use of the community centers being held at McKinley and Madison schools. The centers, conducted by the- Y. M. C A. and the Parent Teachers organizations, have drawn such large crowds that many have been forced to stand, Mr. Irons told the hoard. Last Friday 350 stood up for two hours at one of the meetings, he said. A motion that janitors, be given $1.50 a night for the work they do in connection with the centers was passed by the board. Bills were passed and routine mat ters attended to. Members present were J. E. E Markley, Frank C. Goodman B A Webster, E. H. Wagner, John C. Shipley and W. B. Pedelty. In the absence of President Willis G. C. Bagley, Mr. Goodman presided. Boys and Officials Talk of Results Obtained in Activity. Thirty-six Boy Scouts, scouters and city officials attended a banquet Monday evening at the Y. M. C. A. to hear reports of "Run the City Day" Saturday. "Mayor" Bucky Hynds. Troop 4, presided at the meeting. Fred Shaffer, chairman of the camping committee, led the boys in several songs. "Mayor" Hynds gave the address of welcome, which was short and to the point. Each person present was asked to introduce himself, giving his troop wimber or connection in scouting and his occupation. In case he was a scout, he was to give the position held on "Run the City Day." "Mayor" Hynds called on "Captain" Leibendorfer of the fire .department to make a report. His regret was that they had no runs during the day, but all' connected with the department learned a lot from their contact. "Fire Chief" Ambrosen was obliged to be absent on account of illness. Presents Report. "Chief of Police" Howard Gage could not attend, so "Captain" Roger De Lacey reported for that department. "Chief of Detctives" Lyle Norquist told of his experience with the police department. On their raid Saturday night, he said that all the boys who took the trip came back with a "live bullet" that they ejected from the .38 revolver taken in the raid. "City Engineer" Ross Smith and "Assistant Engineer" Melvin Decker told of their experiences and of the many things they had learned during the day in the engineering department. "City Clerk" Ralph Fischbeck gave an insight to the work of that department. "City Manager" E. Thayer Curry stated that the city manager's job was a bigger one than lie had fig- ·, ured it could be and expressed a lot i of sympathy for men in public of- ' fice. Others Give Talks. Other talks that pertained to what the day meant to scouts in Mason City and also what such an activity meant to a city at large vcre made by John C. Shipley, W. 3 . Butler, scout commissioner- the Rev. Jewel L. Pickett, chairman of he court of honor; Dr. J. L. Pauley, deputy commissioner; Ralph Lloyd 'ones, chairman of finance; W. Earl Hall, chairman of the organization committee; F. B. Shaffer, chair- nan of the camping committee- Dr 3. Raymond Weston and P. F. Hop- tins, city manager. Mr. Hopkins stated that if the boys got as much enjoyment out of the activity as he men who worked with the boys, t certainly would mean a lot "to couting in Mason City. Other men present were C. H. Stevens, city engineer; A. J. Marhall, chairman of leadership and raining committee; Dr. H. F. Pool, nember of executive board; Enus Uoyd Jones, Chicago; K. J. Glea- on. assistant scout executive, and Charles A. Knouse, scout executive. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 'clock so as to give the scouts ime to get to their troop meetings. Mason City Garden Has Spring Flower in Bloom Among the signs of early spring n Mason City is a purple crocus dooming in the garden of H. A. Cuppinger, 1109 Pennsylvania nve- ue northeast. Other crocus are uddcd and hyacinths are growing bra their coverings in the Kup- inger garden. Last year the cro- us there did not bloom until the 1st of February. · FORT DODGE USES MASON CITY FOR CAMPAIGN OASIS Press Recounts Story of Re duction of Past Four Years. F O R T D O D G E , Feb. 17.-The story of how Mason City re duced its indebtedness $343,000 i four years under the city manage plan of government has been re counted by the Fort Dodge Messen ger. Fort Dodge is to vote Marc 4 on the question of changing it form of government to the council city manager plan. The story followed an interviev in Mason City with P. F. Hopkins city manager, who told how the re duction had been accomplishe without increasing the tax levy o raising property assessments. "At the same time that this larg debt reduction has been accom plished expenditures for Masoi City's fire and police department have been increased because o larger forces, higher salaries an shorter working hours," the articl said. "How Is It Done?" 'How has it been done?' was th question asked of Mr. Hopkins, an. he replied: " 'Primarily by slopping leaks here, there and everywhere in cit expenditures and city financing.' "Mason City went under th council-manager plan on April 3 1927. At that time the city indebt edness, less net cVsh on hand, wa $1,032,000. On Feb. 1, this yea; the city indebtedness, less cash on hand, was $689,000. The differenc between the two sums, $343,OQC represents the actual net reduction in the city's debt in slightly les than four years of operation imdc the council-manager form of munic ipal government." Mason City seems to be the cen ter of comparisons for the contro versy being waged in Fort Dodg over the city manager proposal. ^ circular describing conditions i Mason City and giving statistic has been published as part of th campaign literature. Editor Rliikes Comparison An extended article on the edi torial page Saturday was also de voted to a discussion of Mason Citj conditions. "There is a basis of comparison which could be fairly used to de termlne how successful Mason Cit has been under the council-manage plan and that is by taking Mason City before it adopted this forn- of government and comparing con ditions at that time with those ex isting now," declared th* editorial "Mason City has had the council- manager plan nearly four years am the state of its city finances at the present compared with the situation when the plan was adoptee should tell just how the council- manager system has worked there Kccord of Accomplishment 'In a little less than four years under council-manager, Mason .City has reduced its debt by $343,000, 01 by approximately one-third. Surely that is a record of accomplishmenl which speaks for itself. "And it should be emphasized that Mason City has made this fine showing without increasing the tax levy or boosting property assessments, but primarily, as its city manager states, by stopping leaks in city expenditures and city financing." Frank Sanford Quoted In Monday's Messenger there is a Mason City datelined story based on an interview by Managing Editor Granger Mitchell with Frank Sanford, chief of police. Mr. Sanford was quoted as being "enthusiastic in his praise of the workings of the council-manager form of government under which system Mason City has been operated for the past four years." The article is reproduced herewith : DR. HAROLD JENNINGS Ostcopathic Physician S2H M. IS. A. Building Plioncs, Office 538--Home 28filW 'Mr. Sanford was chief of police here prior to adoption of the council-manager plan and was reappointed, as Were practically all city employes, when the new form of government was adopted. " 'I am frank to say that I was opposed to the plan when it was first suggested,' said Chief Sanford. 'I think, too, that a good share of the force were against it, because of a lot of misleading statements and false propaganda put out to defeat it. Today I am confident every man on the Mason City police department believes Mason City made a real step forward when it adopted the council-manae-er plan. Warnings Were False " 'We were told by the politicians beforehand that under the council- manager there would be no civil service for police and firemen. That is not true. We have the same civil service regulations today that we have always had. " 'The Mason City police department today has more men than it ever had. Salaries have been raised and the men work in .shifts of eight hours, which is long enough for any policeman to work and give real efficient service. These changes' were made under the council-manager plan. " 'Under the commission form of government, which Mason City ha/i before it, adopted the council-manager, It was just one continual process 01 buck-passing. We of the police department knew we were not as well organized as we would like, but every time we made any recommendation to a corcmissloner it was passed from pne to another and nothing done. Now, with the city manager working with us, we get things done.' " "INSIDTTORN" BILL INTRODUCED Dr. Long Proposes Measure to Help Traffic Situation. Dr. W. E. Long, Cerro Gordo county representative in the house of representatives of the Iowa assembly has introduced a bill which would permit left turns inside the signal lights on highways unless itherwise posted. As the law now stands it is necessary for left turn driv Is to go beyond the intersection before negotiating the turn. While the traffic has been permitted to make the inside turn in Mason City because of its practicability there has been no legal status for'it. Federal Court Term Is Again Postponed Announcement has been made that the term of federal court which was to have convened in Mason City on Tuesday, March 3, 1931, ban been postponed to a date to be fixed later by order of cpurt. It had been expected that there would be some matters for bearing at Mason City on March 3 but they have otherwise been disposed of and Federal Judge Scott has made an order postponing the term to an indefinite date. "War Doesn't Pay," says Luden- dorff--Headline- K he had only found it out 17 years earlier.-- Lynuhlmrg News. Have Your Car WASHED or GREASED 99c LAPINER MOTOR CO. Eating Down Town Tomorrow? Try the Green Mill special BLUE PLATE LUNCHEON --S5c. Served at noon (11 a. m. to 2 p. m.) Only the best of foods are used and the menus are delightful. You'll be surprised to get such a satisfying meal at this price. Green Mill "The Home of Good Food" COURSHON CASE STARTS BEFORE DISTRICT JUDG Plaintiff Testifies Mrs. Helen Brewer Broke Contract. The trial of the case of the L. P. Courshon company vs. Mrs. Helen Schultz Brewer opened Tuesday before Judge C. H. Kelley in the district court here. The plaintiff in the case asks specific performance of an alleged contract for the sale of the one-stop service station on Second street and Delaware avenue northeast and the Courshon North Iowa agency of the Firestone Tire company. Courshon Testifies. Mr. Courshon, chief witness for the plaintiff, occupied the witness stand tbruout the forenoon, giving his version of the transaction. He stated Mrs. Brewer agreed to pay 52,000 and the cost price of goods on hand as shown by an inventory. The check was to be held in escrow at a local bank and the entire deal was to be subject to the approval of the agency transfer by the Firestone company, according to Mr. Courshon. The inventory amount totaled ST.370, according to Mr. Courshon. At the conclusion of the inventory. Mrs. Brewer agreed orally to pay that amount, according to Mr. Courshon, but later refused to observe the agreement and ordered the 52,000 check held. He denied we© PAYS? Ry K. W. FISOHBECK Dr. R. W. Shuitz PILES (Hemorrhoids) non-surgical Treatment. Other Rectal Conditions. Intestinal Stasis (Constipation) Specific Treatment. ' Write for Booklet. Rooms 218, 213, 220 First Nat'l. Bank Bldg., Office Phone 842. Res. Hotel Hanford, Phone 2f)60. EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING PROMPT SERVICE WATCHES Strange aa it may seem, many people say that Life Insurance costs too much! But they have never figured out the cost oE being without it! The highest price ever paid for Life Insurance is paid by the families of men w h o d i e without availing themselves of its great benefits. Their depend ents pay in shattered faith, thru the want of clothing, food, shelter, and so forth. If you will consult Ralph W. Fischbeck, he will be glad to advise what amount of Life Insurance is adequate, how it can replace your regular earnings and at the same time provide a savings account for you. that Mrs. Brewer offered him $7,000. In Courshon's Name, In the cross examination J. K Williams brot out that the entire transaction took place in the name of L. P. Courshon rather than in the name of the company. Mr. Courshon stated the reason for this was the fact that the lea.s». on the one-stop station was held in his name. "You didn't want the company to be bound by the agreement, did you?" asked Mr. Williams. "I never thot of that," was the answer. L. R. Boomhower and Garfield Breese were attorneys for the plaintiff. Every year is leap year for the pedestrian.--Ohio Stuto Journal. R. N. Reuber, M. D. 2H/2 S. Federal (Abovo J. J. 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