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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, March 9, 1934
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MARCH 9 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ELEVEN Mason City's Calendar March 12--Mason City school election. March 11 to 17--National Business and Professional Women's week. March 15--Clausen-Worden post Legion birthday party at armory. March 16--Junior class play, "The Banshee," high school auditorium. M«rch 19--Public hearing on city budget. March 20--Y. W. C. A. nationwide business girls' banquet at 6:30 o'clock. April 3--Senegalese drum and bugle corps cake-walk under sponsorship of Legion auxiliary. m Here Mason City ' Floyd Fra»er, trombone. 1'h. 31D5. \Vhv Dole, see Investors' Syndl- cate ads, Colliers and American. Cart (3. Ramsey, formerly of Ma- · son City, is now adjutant of the Leo Carey post of the American Legion at Albert Lea. The post there also is planning an observance of the fifteenth anniversary of the Legion -March 15. Good clean coal at $7.00. Allison 'Coal. Ph. 431. · Dance, Tom Gates, Northwood, · Monday. Mrs. W. H. Potts of the Potts -Jewelry store is confined to her home at 304 Washington avenue northwest, with illness. She is suf- .fering from influenza. ' Psychic Header--Km. 243, Cerro Gordo Hotel. Hrs. 10 a. nj. to 11 p. m. Dance Clear Lake Country Club. Sat, Sun., March 10, 11. Each 40c. Refund checks are being received in Cerro Gordo and other counties by persons who obtained their automobile licenses before the reduction in the prices by the state legislature About 2,000 automobile owners will get refunds in Cerro Gordo county, according to L. L. Raymond, automobile clerk. Baptist Aid bake sale, Damon's, Sat., March 10th. Farmers--Frozen and plckeled fish of all kinds. E. B. Higley Co. Birth certificates have been filed for Carolyn Winefred, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll W. Hurd, Manly, born Feb. 21; girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Martinez, 118«. South Federal avenue, born Feb/20; Robert Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs Robert Lee McConnell, Mason City, born. Feb. 11, and Theodore Merle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Quinlan, Mason City, born Feb. 15. Clever new silk dresses $4.95, $7.95, at Oluf T. Hansen's.. Fried spring chicken dinner Saturday 35c. Soda Grill. Walt ' Wilson and R«\vel Kose- meyer, city mail carriers, were not on their routes Friday because of illness. For smart wash dresses come to Oluf T. Hansen's. You can add much to your dinner on a holiday, a birthday or other special occasions by baking something extra nice in the way of pastry, making sure that it will be pure, delicious and yet economical by using I-H flour, the brand whose quality never is reduced. Ask your grocer for it. « County Superintendent Pearl M. Tannar and Pearl O. Ritter, critic instructor at Iowa State Teachers' college in Cedar Falls, completed a four day survey of primary reading in the schools in this county. Miss P.itter will return in June to gather additional data. Christian Workers chicken supper, city hall, Mon., March 12, 25 cents. Public invited. YOUNG FARMERS OPEN INSTITUTE AND CORN SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT · I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the nomination on the Republican ticket for the office of County Supervisor from the First Supervisor District, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, for the term beginning January 1, '1936. Primary election to be held June 4, 1934. ' C. R. PATTON. ADAMS DRUG CO. WATCH OUR SEVEN WINDOWS SATURDAY'S SPECIALS 12 oz. Parke-Davis Cod Liver Oil, 79c; New Condensed Jad Salts No. 2. 39c; Jergen's Quality Soap--Rose, Carnation, Lavender, Violet, Jasmin, Latrix, 5c, 6 for 25c; Nature's Remedy, 19c, 39c, 79c; Turns, 10c, 12 for $1.00; Woodbury's Almond Rose Cream, 23c, After-Shave Lotion, 23c, Shampoos, 23c, Wave Set Lotion. 23c, Lilac Vegetal, 39c, Brilliantine, 23c, Shaving Cream, 19c, Dental Cream, 13c, Facial Soap, lOc; Ever-Ready Safety Rayor, 19c; Phillip's Milk of Magnesia, 21c, 37c; 6 oz. Steam's Pine Tar and Honey, 29c; Gly-Cas, 79c; Feenamint, lie, 19c; Anacin, 15c; Ex Lax, 7c. Generally fair Friday nlgnt and Saturday except unsettled In the extreme south portion Friday nlchi. Silently colder Friday nlcht. Not qtiltfl F(i Cold Saturday afternoon Iti the northwest portion. HEATO LUMP COAL... $9.00 W. G. BLOCK CO. PHONE 563 BAGLEY EXPLAINS BOARD POSITION ON SCHOOL VOTE Giving Preference Now to Mason City Teachers and Labor, He Says. . Stating he was not opposed to having labor representation on the board and that he was not entering into the campaign for Monday's school election, Willis G. C. Bagley, president of the board of the Mason City independent school district, Friday issued a statement in which te explained the position of the board on matters brought up as the platform of the labor candidates. "I have no grievance against labor and as for the entry of other candidates into the race that is a privilege that is open to anyone," Mr. Bagley stated. "The public of course, has an interest in knowing whether they are acting out of unselfish motive and for the welfare of the schools. "The board now is giving preference to local teachers, favors Mason City labor and material on contracts and has done everything possible toward refinancing the school bonds, while the matter of pensions is entirely up to the state legislature," the board president stated. Up to Teachers. As to becoming affiliated ·with the labor federation that is a matter outside the sphere of the board and up to the teachers themsslves, Mr. Bagley stated, pointing out this would also apply to the matter of employment agencies. No teacher has ever been required to buy life insurance as a condition of employment, as intimated in the labor platform, according to Mr. Bagley. "In other words all the proposals of the labor platform are either in operation now, impossible for legal or other reasons or matters entirely up to l*.e teachers," he declared. Following .is Mr. Bagley's complete statement: "The position of the board of education, including that of the three members who are running for reelection at the annual school election to be held on March 12, in the matter of the platform proposed by the labor candidates, is as follows: "(1) Local teachers have always been given full consideration based on their qualifications for vacancies occurring in the teaching staff. Many times it is impossible to find a qualified teacher in the city to fill an existing vacancy, particularly in special subjects and many qualified teachers who are residents of Mason City prefer to teach elsewhere. Used to Retire Bonds. "(2) In the matter of refinancing of outstanding bonded indebtedness, everything that is possible to do has been done. All funds that have been available in the schoolhouse fund have been used to retire serial issues falling due and the bonded indebtedness has been reducd from $834,000 in 1921 to ?536,000 in 1934. The present outstanding bonds are not subject to call until maturity and would not have sold to as good an advantage had they been so offered. Any savings that might be possible to be made through a refinancing of bonded indebtedness would naturally're- vert to the bond fund and be used to retire bonds and it is not likely that it would be possible to transfer any of such amount to the general fund for the payment of additional salaries. "(3) In the matter of reference to religious affiliation in application blanks, the standard form used throughout this section of the country provides for this information. Little use is made of it however and while it has always been on all of the blanks that have come to the board's attention, it was never put there by any action of the board, and is of no particular consequence whether it is in or out of the application form. I Favors Local Labor. "(4) The policy of the board has been to favor Mason City labor and material men wherever possible in the letting of contracts for the construction and repair of school buildings. In such matters the law requires that bids be taken, after a duly advertised call, and contracts let to the lowest responsible bidder. "In the purchase of supplies needed for the operation of the schools. Mason City merchants are given a strong preference and competition limited in all practicable cases to that of local merchants. "(5) The board has been unable to take any action regarding a pension system for teachers, regardless of their opinions in the matter, for the reason that there is no legal authority for the establishment of such a system, if any part of the funds are to be provided from tax money. Legislation in this matter has been proposed in recent years but has failed to pass except for cities larger than Mason City. When the old age penston bill now before the legislature becomes a law the possibilities of a special pension law for teachers and other school em- ployes becomes less likely. A school director has no discretion at this time in such matters and such a proposal would seem to be out of place as an inducement for the obtaining of votes. Can Join Now. "(6) In the matter of all employes of the school district affiliating themselves with an organization under the banner of the American Federation of Labor, for their own protection, the board has mad-2 no rule that would prohibit or deny such a privilege. One of the finest organizations of this kind is the Preston Represents Mason City District on Engineering Society F. K. Preston of Mason City was elected as tbe representative of the Mason City district to the board of direction of the Iowa Engineering society at the annual meeting ot that organization which closed at Iowa State college Thursday. More than 325 engineers from the state attended the 3 day joint meeting of tbe surveyor's conference, the Iowa Engineering society and the Iowa section of the American Society oi Civil Engineers. The attendance included 100 chiefs of party and instrumentmen of tbe local engineering control survey who reported here for a school of instruction. Clarence Moriarty, an insurance engineer of Des Moines, was elected president of the engineering society for 1934. one already established in our local grade teachers association. "(7) The policy of the labor candidates is in essential agreement with that of the Board of Education in the matter of employment of married women teachers where their husbands are gainfully employed. The form of contract used for women teachers provides that such contract is terminated, automatically, upon her marriage during tie term of the contract. The only married women teachers in the schools at the present time whose husbands are gainfully employed are those who have worked for the district for more than 10 years and they have been retained because when the rule against married teachers was passed it was not made retroactive, but is being made effective as rapidly as circumstances will justify. There are only five such teachers in the school system at present. Agencies not Used. "(8) In -the matter of hiring t e a c h e r s through employment agencies which collect a registration fee and 5 per cent of first year's salary, this is never done unless it is impossible to find a qualified teacher in other ways. It has not been necessary 'to use such agencies in recent years. If positions cannot be filled from applications on file, the superintendent uses the employment department of the State University and State Teachers college and other schools whose service is free to both the teacher and school boards. Many good teachers belong to commercial teachers agencies. The use of such agencies should not be considered a local issue, so far as the board Is concerned, and no exception would be taken to this plank of the labor platform, except that there is no occasion using it. "(9) In the matter of requiring teachers to buy life insurance as a consideration of procuring employment, the present board would heartily indorse such a plank, but like some of the other planks in the labor platform, there is no reason or necessity for it except to arouse suspicion and mislead the uninformed. The purchase of life insurance is not and never has been used as the slightest consideration for the procuring of employment as a teacher in the Mason City schools. Operating Efficiently. The three members of the board of education running for re-election, R. E. Robertson, R. E. Wiley and Tracy Stevens, issued the following statement: "The three board members who are running for re-election this spring feel th^y are entitled to consideration, not only for their stand on the points enumerated in tht labor platform, but on their record during their term of office, tbe chief points of which are: "(1) The school system is operating smoothly and efficiently in all departments and there is good cooperation .of all departments. "(2) A high scholastic standard has been maintained, and is constantly being improved, as can be shown by a. The outstanding success of the high school band and other musical organizations. b. The largest .and highest ranking junior college in the state. c. The successful competition of our student body in inter-school contests, and the general high rating of tie school system by educational authorities outside of Mason City. Given Consideration. "(3) Due consideration has been given to the ability of the taxpayer to support the school system during the depression of the past three years. The budget has been reduced 590,000 since 1930, and is ?143,000 less than the peak levy of several years earlier. "The enrollment of the Mason City school system has increased 314 pupils since 1930, and 1,083 pupils since the peak levy of 5480,000 in 1922. "(4) The bonded debt has been reduced in the past 10 years from 5834,000 to 5536.000 on May 1, 1934. Within the next four years an additional 580,000 is to be paid on maturing bonds, and within that time 5245,000 additional will mature ana be refinanced on an amortization plan, and possibly at more favorable interest rates. "(5) At the present time Mason City can be justly proud of her school buildings, most of which are thoroughly modern and maintained on a high standard of up-keep. Special attention is given also to grounds maintenance and improve, ments, in which matter the Mason City schools are second to none." LECTURES GIVEN BY EXPERTS ON GROWING GRAIN Dyas, Burnett, Wright and Oldsen Present to Help Boys. The Young Farmers Forum institute and corn show opened at the Y. M. C. A. Friday with representatives present from all sections of Cerro Gordo county. E. S. Dyas of the extension service of Iowa State college at Ames addressed the youthful farmers in the morning, llr Dyas and L. C. Burnett, grain breeding expert at the Ames institution, were at work judging the corn exhibits in the afternoon while . Carl Oldsen, secretary of the Iowa Beef Producers' association, and Ernest Wright, Iowa State Dairy association, addressed different groups of the younger and older boys. The institute, which is sponsored jointly by the young farmers and the Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce, will continue through Saturday, with a 4-H club judging contest Saturday morning. FIRE REPORT FOR JANUARY HELD UP Adjustment on Fire Loss Is Delayed More Than Month. Delayed by the adjustment of a fire loss which occurred at the close of January and was not settled by the adjuster until March, the fire report for January was submitted to City Manager E. H. Crofoot by D. H. Shire, chief of the fire department, Thursday, showing a loss for January of 11,131.25. The February report has not been completed due to incomplete records on fire adjustments that'are still to be made. Ten fires occurred during January, five were in frame buildings, three in automobiles and two in brick and stone buildings. Nine of the fires were confined to the point of origin and one to the room of the origin. The total value of property involved by the fire was S127.- 030. with a total of 590,050 insurance on it. The total loss was on buildings and contents in which the fire originated. · · · · · ? No loss was reported on four fires, less than 55 on one, less than 5100 on three, less than ?5(;0 on one and less than 51|000 on one. One civilian was injured. ScSvage work was carried on at four fires. Twenty-four alarms were turned in during the month. A total of 689 inspections was made, 34 miles were traveled to fires ana eight hours worked at fires. Services Held for James Miners, 71, Burial in Elmwood Funeral services for James E. Miners, 71, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning Tuesday afternoon at the rear of his home, 118 Eelev- enth street northeast, were held at the Randall funeral home Thursday afternoon. The Rev. William H. Spence, pastor of the First Methodist church, was in charge of the services. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. C. E. Gilnian sang "In My Father's House Are Many Mansions" and "Crossing the Bar." She was accompanied by Mrs. Bertha Patchen. Pallbearers were Peter Smith, Herman Hamblin, Robert Moore, E. Rinehart, Milton Bergland and H. Kuppinger. Divorce Petition Is Filed by Mrs. Hobbs Mrs. Helen hobbs Friday filed divorce proceedings against Claude Hobbs on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, She asked in her petition for 5150 suit money, 525 a month permanent alimony and custody of two minor sons. The couple was married April 25, 1932, in Galena, and lived together until September of last year. C A S H FOB YOUR OLD CAK NO WAITING--NO DELAY Lapiner Motor Co. COAL! BLUE RIBBON LUMP A Select Illinois Lump Consolidated Coal Co. Phone 1176 Woodcock of Spencer Named Head of State Conservation Board DES MOINES, March 9. UP)-William P. Woodcock of Spencer was elected chairman of the state board of conservation at its annual meeting. Appointment of committees and parks assignments for the five members of the board also were announced following the meeting. Woodcock succeeded Mrs. Henry Frankel of Des Moines. MRS JOLF GIVES STORY OF RUSSIA Addresses Board of Directors ofY.M.C.A.andWives at Meeting. Mrs. Sam Wolf, eye witness of the. tragedies of the Russian revolution, told the story of her experiences in a talk before members of the Y. M. C. A. board of directors and their wives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wolf, 23 Beaumont drive, Thursday night. For more than an hour she held the close attention of the group as she unfolded scene after scene o f the turmoil that finally brought the communists to power. Listeners reacted with laughter and with tears as the diminutive dark-eyed woman, who had been reared in a Russian village near the Polish border, in the utmost simplicity and naviete told her story. Saw Home in Flames. She gave vivid descriptions of her emotions as she saw her native town in flames, of hardships and dangers involved in crossing thf- border into Poland, and of the cruelty of the soldiers and officials of the new regime. In conclusion she expressed appreciation for the opportunity to live in the United States. "You people who live here do not appreciate the things you have, 1 ' she said. "The poorest person in America is better off than the best classes of Russia and all Europe for that matter. I am happy that 1 can live here and enjoy the freedom of the country without being afraid that anyone who comes to the door is going to take what we have or kill us." The program included music by a vocal trio, made up of Mrs. A. C. Hagerman, Mrs. Don Wells and Mrs. C. E. Oilman, and a vocal solo by Mrs. C. G. Maudsley. Mrs. Bertha Patcheu accompanied them on the piano. At the Hospitals A daughter weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ewald, 801 Second street southwest, Thursday at the Park hospital. A son weighing 5 1 ,' pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hubbard, 216 Eighth street northeast, Friday at the Story hospital. Mrs. Frank Nemetz, Britt, was admitted to the Park hospital Thursday for a minor operation. Daniel Schultz, 1421 Carolina avenue northeast, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following a major operation. Herbert Murphy, 303 Second street northeast, was admitted to the Park hospital Thursday for a minor operation. Mrs. Merle Peters, 516 Fifteenth street southeast, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following treatment for injuries received in an automobile accident three weeks ago on the Clear Lake road. Mrs. G. V. Woodley, 6 Madison avenue southeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following a minor operation. Lazo Radmonovich, 819 Van Buren avenue southwest, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following treatment. Herbert Goepel, Britt, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following a major operation. APPROVAL GIVEN BY COMMISSION ON AIRPORT HERE Mason City Eligible for CWA Funds to Develop Local Port. Mason City is one of the Iowa communities which has won railroad commission approval for CWA funds with which to develop its airport, according to information received here from Ralph Cram, state airport adviser for the CWA. Mr. Cram announced that airport construction and development projects are in progress on 11 Iowa landing fields. Ports on which projects are under construction, Mr. Cram said yesterday, are Burlington, Cedar Rap- Ids, Centerville, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Manchester, Muscatine and Sheldon. Railroad commission approval has also been won by these cities: Algona, Anamosa, Belle Plaine. Boone, Charles City, Cherokee, Clarinda, Clinton, Columbus Junction, Creston, Danbury, Decorah, Denison, Dyersville, EstliervilJe, Forest City, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Greonfield, Hawarden, Hol- steln, Lansing, Monticello, Mount Ayr, Mount Pleasant, Ottumwa, Sioux City, Spencer and Waterloo. These cities have asked for inspection preliminary to CWA grading and building: Cedar Falls, Corning, Independence, Leon, Missouri Valley, Po'cahontas, Sidney, Washington, Knoxville and Webster City. Old Gold Reclaimed Like Rich "Strike" The old gold reclaimed through the jewelry industry is equivalent to a rich gold strike, according to C. E. Blanchard, local jeweler. Gold is at the highest price in history and many old trinkets of gold are being turned in through the jewelry channels to be refined for use in the trades and professions, he said. Mr. Blanchard says the jewelry industry estimates some 560,000,000 in gold has been refined by the industry. Mrs. Martha Toole of Boone, Iowa, owns a clock 150 years old, whose "works" are made of wood. It still keeps accurate time. Olivet Young People Elect New Officers The Olivet Methodist young people's society have elected the following persons as officers for the ensuing six months: President, Janice Seisinger; first vice president, Ruth Kinney; second vice president, Opal Olson; third vice president, Juanita Jones; fourth vice president, Floyd Olson; secretary, Margaret Kinney, and treasurer, Olive Rierson. The society meets each Sunday evening at 6:30. A social evening is announced for Wednesday, April 4. GOODRICH TIRE MEETING HELD Representatives From Twin City Office Give Demonstration. Sixty dealers from the Mason City territory and 20 other businessmen attended a meeting held by the Minneapolis district organization of the B. F. Goodrich Rubber company al the St. John's Episcopal parish ball Thursday night. Officials of the district organization present included P. N. Donahoo, petroleum sales representative; A. C. Swenson, supervisor truck tire sales; Charles H. Swisher, service engineer; Curtis P. Ayers, sales supervisor; Adam Faris, district manager, and R. L. Henry, district credit manager. Were Optimistic. Preparations for the meeting were made by Jack Donnelly, local Goodrich dealer, and Roy Stoddard, Goodrich salesman. A spirit of optimism prevailed throughout the meeting. Among the items of new merchandise introduced at this meeting for the first time were the Goodrich triple protected truck tire and the new Gold and Black inner tube, and the Seal-O-Matic inner tube The Seal-O-Matic is a puncture sealing inner tube. The ability of this tube to seal punctures was demon strated. According to Mr. Faris, who was in charge of the meeting, the Gold and Black tube has been known to run flat as much as a mile after puncture without injury to the tube. Enjoy Dutch Lunch. Tlie New Safety Silvertown with the Life Saver Golden Ply and the outstanding accomplishments ot Goodrich dealers in selling this tire JUNIOR CHAMBER AIDS IN PROJECT To Assist Music Mothers in Effort to Gather Old Magazines. The Junior Chamber of Commerce is to assist the High School Music Mothers club in its effort to gather old newspapers and magazines to swell its orchestra and band fund, it was announced Friday by Leo Sweesy, president. Mr. P",eesy, who met with the committee of the Music Mothers Thursday night, stated his organization would see that sufficient trucks were provided Saturday for the collection of the paper that is donated. A Boy Scout troop is to be assigned to each truck to facilitate the job of calling at residences where donations arc made. "A number of firms have promised to donate trucks and drivers," Mr. Sweesy stated. "This is a worthy cause and the Junior Chamber is going to do what it can to assist." were discussed at considerable length. A sound motion picture was to dramatize the Goodrich sales story, as well as to show methods of construction and testing employed at the Goodrich factory. The group enjoyed a Dutch lunch served at the Donnelly Service Station after the meeting. DANCE AVALON BALL ROOM Sunset Inn, Manly SAT., MARCH 10th AL MENKE'S ORCHESTRA TUBS., MARCH 13th EARL HUNT AND HIS ORCHESTRA LADIES 25c GENTS 40c Deputy Collector H. E. Marron returned Thursday night from a trip through this district. He will remain in the local internal revenue office for several days asslrting persons in filing income tax returns. PILES Relief at Last! |k with a Westinghouse ^ua$automatic, /tyrbjwafer No more torturet Walk, sit and sleep in comfort Go to the stool without dread. For Pazo Ointment absolutely puts an end to Pile suffering of all forms-Blind, Itching, Bleeding and Protruding Pa20 does the three thinfisfi * necessary (1) Itsoothes-re 1 lieves the soreness and in T flamrnation (2) It heals- rcpairs the torn tissue. (3) It absorbs-drics up the excess niucus and reduces the swollen blood vessels which are Piles, The method of application makes Pflzo doubly effective. Speeisl Pile Pipe attached to tube permits application high up in rectum so all parts SIB thoroughly medicated. Get Pnzo today and realize the relief in store for youl 5 South Federal--Mason City You Should Own a Westinghouse Because: A Westinghouse will give years and years of exceptional, trouble-proof performance. The Westinghouse has a host of valuable features that make it a joy to own! You Should Buy It NOW Because: By buying this month you save the tax which goes into effect April 1st. And . . . due to almost daily changes of temperature a Westinghouse means real savings in food spoilage. We can make immediate delivery on the model you prefer. Liberal terms! Our Own Mechanics Install and Service Our Refrigerators CURRIE-VAN NESS CO. PHONE 17

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