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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. MAKCH 4 1936 THREE Clear Lake Globe-Gazette OFFICE PHONE 239 HELEN HENDRICKS, News Editor LEE DEWIGGINS, Circulation and Advertising Residence Phone 310-W Residence Phone 67 ^^ Mrs. Johnson Elected Head of Civic League Round-Table Discussion of* ~~ Needed Improvements Is Held. CLEAR LAKE--Mrs. Arthur Johnson was elected president of the Civic league at the annual business session held Tuesday afternoon at the city hall. Other officers named were Mrs. Myron Stephensen, vice president; Miss Enola Redfearn, secretary; Mrs. Forde Lee, treasurer, and Mrs. R. R. Rogers, auditor. Mrs. H. W. Knutson, the retiring president, presided during the presentation of the annual reports. The secretary and treasurer reported $142.45 on hand and the membership committee chairman, Mrs. J. H. Woodstock, reported a total of 140 members. Mrs. Sam Kennedy of the finance committee reported a sum of $234 taken in by this- group during the year. Committes Report. The welfare committee reported that the clubs of the city had cooperated in assisting 65 families at Christmas and that the P. T. A. and Red Cross chapter has assisted in the work. The American Legion auxiliary assisted in the making of layettes for needy families. Reports were given on the conservation committee by Mrs. A. I. Sondrol; recreation committee by Mrs. Peter Anderson; rest room committee by Mrs. F. G. Atherton; hospitality committee by Mrs. J. C. Davenport; press committee by A. A. Joslyn and tea committee by Mrs. Arthur Johnson, and sanitation committee by Dr. Jane Wright. Plans arc being made to hold another flower show and contest this year by the conservation committee. Are Department Heads. Department heads appointed Tuesday by the new president to serve this year are Mrs. H. W. Knutson and Mrs. Sam Kennedy, membership; Mrs. H. N. Halvorson and Mrs. J. H. Woodstock, finance; Mrs. J. W. Pattie, Mrs. J. H. Woodstock and Mrs. Peter Anderson on recreation. Dr. Jane Wright, chairman of the sanitation committee, who arranged the program for the afternoon, asked Mrs., C. A. Pease to lead the groijii^ift'singing "America." - Dr. "E=-W. Riner'spoke briefly oil "Improvements Needed for Clear Lake.'' He pointed out that local people have a responsibility to the town to keep it out of the peanut and popcorn class as so many beauty -spots of Iowa have been commercialized. It is up to them to attract persons to Clear Lake for the beauty of nature, for the rest and quiet as well as for the use of the lake. Co-operation and hospitality were pointed out as needed among local persons. Spoke of Florida. Mrs. Edward Huntting spoke briefly of the hospitality shown them in Clearwater, Fla., upon their arrival in the fall and of its continuance through the winter. A round table discussion followed, led by Mrs. Wright. Tea was served by the sanitation committee, Dr. Jane Wright, chairman, Mis. George Knutson, Mrs. F. R. Palmer, Mrs. Lyle Stunkard, Mrs. M. L. Thayer, assisted by Mrs. Ernest Andersen, Mrs. W. R. Kime, Mrs. J. F. Charlesworth and Mrs. Jens Jensen. Mrs. H. N. Halvorson and Mrs. F. E. DcMott presided at the tea table. Crew of Shovelers Open Country Road North of Clear Lake CLEAR LAKE--A crew of 28 men banded together Tuesday morning to shovel out a big drift 14 feet deep five miles north of Clear Lake between the Henry Bruchner and Henry Huber farm homes. A morning's work of the crew made it possible for the snow plow to open the road. For the past three weeks farmers in this territory have been driving their bob sleds down through the field to get to town. Dinner was served to 21 of the shov- ellers at the Bruchner home where eight farm women joined together lo serve it, while eight of the crew were served dinner at the Fred Petersen home. PARK THEATRE Tonight, Jlarch 4 "KEEPER OF THE BKES" Hollywood News - Vitaphnne Vaudeville and Popeye ADMISSION 10c and lie Clear Lake Calendar Thursday-- Zion Lutheran LadicE Aid society at church. Rotarv club at I. 0. O. F. hall 12:15. Pythian Sisters at 6:30 at I. 0 O. F. hall, dinner, cards and dancing. Royal club at Mrs. George Petersen home, assisted by Mrs. Dor ance Day. -Junior Federated club at Aniti Chizek' home. "In Old Kentucky," featuring Wil Rogers at Lake theater. Friday-- Old-time dance at Surf ballroom. Clear Lake vs. New Hampton, basketball game, at New Hampton. Saturday--Dance at Clear Lake Country club. Dance at Surf ballroom. Mrs. Silsby, Pioneer at Clear Lake, Succumbs s Survived by Husband,* ~~~~ ~~ ~~~ Early Restaurant Owner at Lake. CLEAR LAKE--Mrs. Charles B. Silsby, Walnut street, died at her home at 7 o'clock Tuesday even- ng- following an illness of several days, although she had been in poor jealth for several years. With her passing- goes much knowledge of pioneering at Clear Lake. Mrs. Silsby, who was Lina ·reen before her marriage, was born at Buffalo Grove, now Aurora, coming bere with her parents in 1ST4 when her father, Lon Green, established a dock at the foot of Main street. He acquired a fleet of sailboats, two steamers and many rowboats which were used for hire by the many summer visitors who thronged the Camp Grounds and came in by the thousands on excursions on Sundays. Married 50 years. Mr. Silsby came to Clear Lake in 1879 and worked several years draying for Ed Rice. He was married to Lina Green at the old Lon Green cottage on Walnut and the lake shore which the Silsbys still own on Aug. 26, 1S85. The couple celebrated its golden wedding anniversary last August. Mr. Silsby went into the bakery business and several years later started the Silsby restaurant and hotel which was famous in Clear Lake for 47 years. Mrs. Silsby assisted in the care of the business besides being a talented artist. Her home is laden with portraits of her parents, her nieces and nephews which she has sketched. One most highly cherished was of her father, Lon Green who was a sailor on the Great Lakes before he came here in 1874. Services are planned for Mrs. Silsby Saturday afternoon at the residence. Mrs. D. H. Campbell of the Christ Scientist church will officiate at the services. Surviving her death are her husband and sisters. Mrs. Eugene Whitney, Clear Lake, and Mrs. E D. Babcock, St. Paul, Minn., ant many nieces and nephews. Mr. anc Mrs. Silsby have no children o their own but have reared three of their nieces, Mrs. O. J. Wliitte more, Sheffield; Mrs. Genevieve Kugler, St. Paul, and Mrs. Rose mary Whitney White, Pontiac j Mich., and one nephew, Alonzo Whitney, Pontiac, Mich. None ill Field. RUDD--School election will be held Monday from noon to 7 o'clock. A director will be elected for a three year term to succeed William Hans. No candidates are known to be in the field. SPRING FOOTWEAR FASHIONS REMAIN present a crew of nautical blues to harmonize with your new ensembles. Naturalizers are fashioned on the famous Pirn-Fit Lasts--so your feet will never have the blues. Get into Naturalizers and get more out of life! Shoe Slot 105 North Federal Avenue Democratic Caucuses . ill Be Held Friday CLEAR LAKE--The democratic caucuses at Clear Lake will be nek Friday night to select four dele gates from each ward to attend the county democratic convention March 14! First ward group wil gather at the Williams Furniture store, Second ward at the Kenyon's Cheese factory and Third ward ai he Page and Crane Lumber com pany. Clear Lake Briefs MUSICAL GROUPS ARE ON PROGRAM V'ocal and Instrumental Soloists Featured in Repertory. CLEAR LAKE--A music hour is cheduled Wednesday night at 7:30 i'clock at the high School. The pro;ram includes instrumental and -ocal solos as well as the high chool band, and instrumental mu- ic groups. It is arranged by John {opecky and Clara Metcalf. THE PROGRAM High schol band, "Entry of the Heralds," Chenette; "Silver Chord,' overture, C. O'Neil;'contralto solos Calm as Night." Hahn; "In My ;arden," Holley, by Klare McCormick; Bass solo, '"Bells of the lea," Solnum, by William Kennedy ;ornet solo, "Carnival of Venice,' Herbert Clarke, by Dean Brox clarinet solo, "Long, Long Ago,' vith variations, by Roger Erickson soprano solo. "Morning," Oley Speaks, by Helen Lomen: tronv jone solo, "Grand Concerto," F rate, by Patricia Hushaw; contralto solo, "Down Here," by Mar- -aret Wolford; baritone solo, "Hills of Home." Oscar Fox, by Lloyd ,yon; bass horn solo, "The Mighty Deep." W. H. Judge, by Adolph Hiker; selections by boys' trio, Bob Brose, William Kennedy, Lloyi jyon; baritone horn solo, "Old Kentucky Home," Clay Holmes, by Naomi Pine; selections, "Today There is Ringing," T. Christiansen; 'Auf Wiedersclin," S. Romberg, by mixed chorus; selections by eighth grade band; selection, "Quartet from Rigoletto," Verdi, by brass sextet, Charles Barlow, Dean Brox. Patricia Hushaw, Adolph Luker, Naomi Pine ancl Jeanette Wilson. Aivny Four Weeks. HAN SELL---Mr. and Mrs. Donald Iverson and son, Dean, returned home after an absence of four weeks where they have been visiting at the home of both their parents of Iowa Falls and-Sllswortb. DICKINSON GETS DEMOCRAT REPLY ·fobinson Says Hoover Would Win If Nation Wanted to Go Back. WASHINGTON, (.-'I'l -- Senator Robinson (D.-Ark.) told the senate Wednesday that if the country preferred conditions of three years ago to those of today, it meant not the election of some new republican prospect but "the re-election of Hoover." His assertion was made during a heated exchange with Senator Dickinson (R-lowa) over new deal policies. Robinson asked Dickinson pointedly if he preferred the "prosperity" of March 4, 1933, to present conditions, and when Dickinson replied that he considered the present condition "dangerous," the Arkansau added: Prefers Old Conditions. "That, I call to the attention of hearers, means that he prefers the conditions that prevailed under Hoover to the ones now. That is the issue I desired to make. "If the country accepts the viewpoint of the senator from Iowa and believes that they would rather have Hooverism than Rooseveltism --if they believe the senator from Iowa is correct and that conditions now are less prosperous than they were on March 4, 1933--it logically means not the elevation to power o my good friend, my first choice for the republican nomination, the sen ator from Iowa, (he bowed low to Dickinson and the lowan returned the bow), nor the elevation of mj second choice, the senator from Michigan, Mr. Vandenbcrg (he bow ed toward that senator's scat, bu Vandenberg was absent), but i means the' re-election of Herber Hoover." "Fight Over Mess." Quickly Dickinson replied: "As a matter of fact, we are no going to fight over the battle of 193! the year 1936. We are going ti fight over the mess which the pres ent administration has made of th government since it came into pow er." Dickinson, who has announce' himself a candidate for the repub lican presidential nomination, start cd the Roosevelt third anniversar debate with a. declaration that th new deal started off wih "unifie popular suppor" yet today the "er tire nation is indignant and disi lusioned" and its "faith has been be trayed." He Accepts Challenge. As soon as- the lowan complete the reading of his prepared speec n administration policies, Robinson raped to his feet and said: "1 accept the challenge and main- ain with fervor that, in spite of all le senator has said, conditions ave so markedly improved that ven the political blii d ought to be ble lo take note of the improve- ent," Ridiculing republicans, including enator Vandenburg of Michigan, or proposing a coalition of repub- cans and disgruntled democrats, obinson inquired whether these epublicans were "ready to call lemselvcs democrats." He quoted Charles D. Hilles. re- ubican national committeeman rom New York, as saying- "we'll do nything you ask except change our ame." "Kaw and Blustery." Dickinson said the Roosevelt re- ime was inaugurated on a "day hat was raw and blustery" and "it as been raw and blustery ever ince. with the barometer falling teadily." "What ravages a short three ears have made in the embattled osts of Jcffersonian democrats," he dded. "They basked for a little ii» he president's radiant smile. Many f them now belong to the admin- slration's legion of 'forgotten men.' As we approach November's -olemn referendum, how frayed and Irooping are the banners which mce held aloft so confidently! Even hat peerless crusader against the money changers' and 'entrenched ·eed' seems worried and harassed.' Plan M. and St. L. Hearings in Apn MINNEAPOLIS, (-PI--The Inter state Commerce commission, E. H Berg, St. Paul association traffic di rector, said has announced it wil hold a hearing- in Minneapolis, Apri 6 on the proposal to divide portions of the Minneapolis St. Louis railroad among other railroads operat ng in its territory, and to abandon other sections. Other hearings are scheduled at Fort Dodge. April 20 \nd Aberdeen, S. Dak., April 24. Arithmetic Teachers' Conference to Be at Cedar Falls March 14 CEDAR FALLS -- Arithmetic teachers, supervisors, principals and superintendents of Iowa schools have been invited to the second an- lual conference on the teaching of arithmetic at the Iowa State Teachers college on Saturday, March 14. Dr. M. J. Nelson, dean of the faculty, will preside at the morning session, during-whlch five speakers will address the group on problem solving, rural teaching- of arithmetic, mathematical reasoning, new type tests, and junior high school mathematics. Following the talks, three rooms in the Teachers college campus school will present demonstration lessons, taught by the room teacher. Second, fifth and seventh grade classes will be shown. Ira S. Condit. head of the mathematics and commercial education department, will talk at the luncheon in the Commons at noon, and his talk will be followed by a general discussion of the question, Resolved: That we are giving too much emphasis to formal drill arithmetic, conducted by Dr. E. L. Ritter of the extension division. The conference will be sponsored by the mathematics and commercial education department, teaching department and extension division. Plans for Refinancing Osage Bonds Are Made OSAGE--Plans have been i-om- pleted for refinancing of the $48.000 in Osage's outstanding school bonds. The new bonds carry an interest rate of 2!» per cent instead of the old 4 \:~ per cent rate which will be a saving of around 51,000 a year in interest to the taxpayers of the district. The interest paying date has been set ahead lo May 1 from Aug. 1, which makes a further saving, inasmuch as under the old schedule funds wore forced to lie idle three months longer. 135 IN WALKOUT AT CEDAR RAPIDS Strike Pending Selllement of Seniority Rights at Packing Plant. CEDAR RAPIDS, (/I')--About 13.1 men and women employes of the beef and sheep departments of the Wilson anil company packing plant walked out Wednesday pending- settlement of a dispute over seniority rights. "An early arbitration of the matter was to be sought by both company and employe representatives, it was said. There was no picketing at t h " plant and all other departments continued work. The dispute was said by Lewis Clark, business agent of the Midwest Union of Packing House Em- ployes No. 1. to center over the transfer of an employe from the beef house to the sheep gang which, Clark declared, prevented an unemployed sheep department worker from being- called back when more help was needed. Harry Palmer, general manager, and L.'F. Prior, plant superintend 1 -, cut, said they had not been toldt why the workers left their jobs, but Prior affirmed the claim that seniority rights was the fundamental 'issue. Clark said there was no dispute over wages or other conditions. 2 Fires Put Out. EAGLE GROVE--Two small fires, one at the plant of the Iowa Public Service company Monday .nght, ar.d a roof fire Tuesday morning at the Scott residence in the third ward, called out the fire department. Damage in either case would probably not exceed 550, Frown 7 Fi'et Deep. H U B B A R D -- Local plumbers were able to give definite insight into the severity of the recent frigid wave here. Digging for ruptured water pipes, they were forced to dig 7 feet into the ground in several places where the pipes had frozen and shattered. ' Hatchery Branch Opened. RICEVILLE -- The Leichtman hatchery of New Hampton opened a chick' store and a branch hatchery in the St. John building, east of" the Gaffy implement shop, with R. B. Peters of New Hampton an manager. At present the hatching will be done at New Hampton. Dumont, Aredale Men Are Given Sentences ALLISON--Burnett Kurtz, Dumont, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon before Judge M. F. Edwards here to obtaining money under falsa pretenses. He was sentenced to sevj en years in the state reformatory a^ Anamosa. Donald Eugene Ritter oi! Aredale pleaded guilty to assault with i n t e n t In commit great bodily i n j u r y and was sentenced to one year in the state reformatory at Anamosa. Approve, Tax deduction. DES MOINES, i.P)--The state board of assessment and review approved reductions totaling $8,DS4 in the assessed valuations on 12- lowa properties, and rejected requested reductions on 13 other properties. Visitor From Detroit. POPEJOY -- Anna Peterson of Detroit. Mich., who came to attend the funeral nf her mother, Mrs. Chris Peterson, is making a few weeks' visit. Mr. and Mrs. Oka Heard of St. Ansgar. remained for a few days' visit following the funeral, also. Injured in Fall. HAMPTON--Mrs. Frank Thorn." ton broke both bones in her right wrist Saturday evening when she fell on an icy sidewalk near her home. Special permanent end curl, 51.50 Phone 100. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Skinner, Ka ona, are the parents of a son weigh ng eight pounds, born at the Mercy hospital at Iowa City, at 5 o'cloci Wednesday morning. This is th first child in the family. Mrs. Skin net- will be remembered here a Marian Lundgren, daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Lundgren, Division street. Mr. Skinner is a former instructor of the local high school. Something new! Diamond Prune Bread at all dealers. im Kev. H. O. Urness, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, is confined to his home with a severe case cf eyeritis. Andrew Oakland, a missionary from Africa, will be the speaker at the morning services at the church. Cash help is often needed, see us. 'erro Gordo Loan and Investment lo.. Clear Lake. The American Ixjgion auxiliary will convene at tne legion clubrooms Wednesday night at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Lyle Stunkard is chairman of the community service committee which has charge of the program. The Ilcv. H. K. Blougli attended the regional institute on Christian Education at Mason City Wednesday afternoon and evening. A group from the Congregational church and Sunday school accompanied him. M. and St. L. Given Authority to Abandon Kossuth County Line WASHINGTON, (JP--The ICC Tuesday authorized the Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad to abandon 8.59 miles of a branch line from St. Benedict to Algona in Kossuth county, Iowa. An application of the road to abandon an additional 6.6 miles from St. Benedict to Corwith, Iowa, was dismissed. L A K E New Theatre WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY WILL ROGERS "IN OLD KENTUCKY" Adulfs 26c Children Iflc

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