The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 19, 1931 · Page 14
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February 19, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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14 DOUGLASS HEADS FAIR IN WORTH Dates for Exposition Set and Committees Named to Make Plans. NORTHWOOD, Feb. m--sept. 2 to 5 will be the dates of the Worth county fair this year, the decision having been reached by the board of directors at their recent meeting. Committees have been appointed to Work out preliminary plans for the 1931 show, which, according to plans, will be one of the largest attempted here in recent years. New officers for this year are H. H. Douglass, president; Herman Bac!c- haus, vice president; .T. O. Groe, treasurer; C. H. Dwelle, secretary. Township directors are O. H. Anderson, Deer Creek; E. C. Flatness, Grove; Iver Iverson, Hartlancl- Lewis Horvei, Silver Lake; Ro Bergan, Bristol; 'A. T. Groslnn ' Brookfield; Arne Luckason, Km sett; R. M. Seater, Barton; R. A. Nack, Union; George Stoeclter, Lincoln; Courtney Lawyer, Danville;.S. J. Furness, Fertile. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Checker Tournament for State Will Be Held at Estherville ESTHERVILLE, Feb. 19. UPl-- 1 The 1931 Iowa state checker tour- | nament will be held here Feb. 23 to 25 with contestants entered from all parts of the state. John Samuelson, Des Moines, will j defend the championship he won last year. Among his most dangerous opponents probably will be Will Cook of Ocheyldan, president of the , state organization; George S. Jennings of B"ort Dodge, five times state titleholder; Lloyd Bittle ol Iowa Falls, Henry Mitchel of Waterloo and Manly Bascus of Okoboji. Aside of the "old reliables," it is expected that several local checker enthusiasts and many other from northwest Iowa will participate. Master Farmer Has . Important Role in , Building up Church RIPPEY, Feb. 19. (ft)--On. the corner of the Harvey H. Rinkei farm near here stands a Baptist church that for years has been the tie that bound together the community of which it is the hub. Mr. Rinker is a 1930 master farmer. One of,the strongest churches in central Iowa, it has been an important factor in the development of the community and in drawing together a congregation made up of persons of broad interests. Members of that congregation say Mr. and Mrs. Rinker and their four Children, have had more to do pcr- . fiaps than'bny'other family in build- ;i-ing up the church. The Rinker.5 1 themselves deny credit for the development, asserting that the spirit of the community is such that the congregation was drawn together much of its own accord. Their neighbors, however, point to 25 years of service aa a deacor on Mr. Rinker's · part as evidence- that his.has been more than a passive interest. They add that he has been a Sunday school teacher nearly 1 all of 'the time since he first came here from Illinois in 1892. Frost Pastor Speaks at Scarville Session SCARVILLE, Feb. 19.--The Luth eran brotherhood of Immanuel church met Tuesday evening-. The speaker of the evening was thr Rev. Mosby of Frost, Minn. Other numbers were a Norwegian voca solo by Clifford Larson and musr by a male quartet consisting of Max Larson, Luther Larson, Marti'. Hjelmeland and Ray Jensen. Re freshments were served by K. N. Knudsen, S. Gronhovd, John Hellie and Albert Peterson.- Mr. and Mrs. ft C. Aaberg Are Honored at Thompson THOMPSON, Feb. 19.--The T. C club members gave a theater party Tuesday evening in honor of Mr and Mrs. H. C. Aaberg when 2 members motored to Forest Citj After returning they went to th Bert Thorsheim home where re freshments were served. Mr. an Mrs. Aaberg will move to Laurens about March 1. Nourse to Speak March 2. AMES, Feb. 19.--Dr. E. G. Nourse director of the institute of econom Ics at Washington and head of agrl cultural economics at Iowa Stati college from 1920 to 1923, will giv two talks on the campus herr March 2. Ho will discuss in the af ternoon, "Current Economics Prob lems of American Agriculture" am at a dinner in Memorial Union ir the evening, "The Place of the So cial Sciences in ludustrial and Agricultural Development." Mrs. McDonald Will Speak. PLYMOUTH, Feb. 19.--Mrs. J. E McDonald of Mason City, fourth tils trict committeewoman of the Legion auxiliary, will speak Fridaj afternoon at 3 o'clock at the higii school auditorium. Woman Hurt Cranking Car. THOMPSON, Feb. 19.--Whil cranking her Ford car Tuesday morning, Mra. Myrtle Jndiwick broke her right arm. She was taker to Irish hospital, where her am was set, and was able to go to he- home, 6 miles south of Thompson Has Star Route Contract. SWALEDALE, ,Feb. 19.--Eur Drury has the contract for the star route mail between Rockwell and Meservey, beginning July 1. Dr. Kinseth Will Be Buried at Iowa Falls IOWA 'FALLS, Feb. 19.--The body of Dr. Floyd L. Kinseth, who died at the home of his father, L. L. Kinseth, at Bode, was to be brot here for interment in Union cemetery today. For the past two years, Dr. Kinseth has been at the Oakdale sanitarium and prior to that time was in Methodist hospital at Des Moines for 14 weeks. He'was married to Misa Frances Varnuni here who survives Hm. Other surviving relatives are his father, a brother. W. J. Kinseth of Los Angeles, jand a sister, .;Mrs. R. G. Alexander of St. Paul. The funeral' service will be held at./Bode and interment here will be made by Masons. · Rockwell Man Injured When Horses Run Away KENSETT, Feb. 19.--Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reab were called to Rockwell Monday to the George Harms home. Mr. Harms was in an accident with runaway , horses while moving to a farm west of Rockwell. His right arm was broken and his head cut badly. Iowa Falls Red Cross Drive to End Saturday IOWA FALLS, Feb. 19.--The solicitation for funds for the Red Cross in the north Hardin district will close Saturday. The donations in Iowa Falls last night were about 550 short of the quota of $320 but the local officers were confident the quota would be met. The canvass for eggs to be sent to the drought sufferers met with a fine response here and 690 dozen were contributed. Poinsett, Dubuque, Now Sole Owner of Myers-Cox Company DUBUQUE; Feb. 19--w. B. Poinsett, who for many years has been a substantial stockholder and executive of the Myers-Cox company, Dubuque, wholesale distributors of cigars, tobacco, cigareta and smokers' articles, announces that he has purchased all outstanding stock in the corporation and is now sole owner, president and manager of the business. The My era-Cox company operates over an extensive territory, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and South Dakota. Tho company, established In 1866, has served the retail trade continuously since that time, building up accounts that now number approximately 12,000. Headquarters will remain in Dubuque, from where distributing places already established at Madison, Rockford, Rock Island, Sioux Falls, Dubuque, Des Moines, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Fort Dodge, Mason City and Burlington will le supplied as before. , FEBRUARY 19 lg 1931 $29,550 to Be Spent on Improvements of Roads SWEA CITY, Feb. 19.--Supervisor P. xJ. Heiken reported $28,550 will be spent in improvements on roads in. the fifth supervisors' district this year. This will be spent on 15 miles jof grading and 11 miles of new gravel. The county will spend $127,000, stil! to be approved by the state highway commission. Besides this 75 miles will be put to new grade during the year. Womnn, 80, Hurt in Foil. MITCHELL, Feb. 19.--Mrs. Jane Chambers, who is past SO years of age, fell in her home and broke a bone in her nose. Stella Orvich Elected Luverne Club President LUVERNE, Feb. 19.--The Vernon township 4-H girls club held a meeting- at the Vernon Consolidated school. Officers elected were: President, Stella Orvich; vice president, Wilma Bleasuer; secretary and treasurer, Helen Vaught; reporter, Louise Masterson. The girls decided to take up sewing this year. Store Hours Saturday 8:30 A. M. to 9 P. M. If Beginning Saturday, February 21st Ending Saturday, February 28 HE dry goods business, now known as The Merkel Co., was established by Mr. T. R. Glanville in 1894--thirty-seven years ago. During these years it has faithfully served Mason City and vicinity by continually striving to offer the best the markets afford at the most reasonable prices. Serving the community with one idea in mind--to please--and keeping abreast of the times has resulted in placing The Merkel Co. in an enviable position in the mercantile field of Northern Iowa. No Items-No Prices-Will Be Advertised for the Opening Day--Saturday Our Word and Reputation Means Anything to Plan to Be Here SATURDAY, We Promise You Will Not Be Disappointed Store Hours Saturday 8:30 A. M. to 9 P. M. Y ou WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES And we cannot guarantee quantities to last, in all cases, throughout the day! Shop in the morning! · PLEASE CARRY YOUR SMALL PACKAGES! This will assure speedier deliveries of all your larger ones! ALL SALE GROUPS WILL BE PLAINLY MARKED Special Anniversary Price Cards will assist you in making your selections! Lingerie Underwear Corsets Hosiery Handkerchiefs Toiletries To test your confidence in Merkel's, no item or prices will be advertised for the first day of this celebration. We promise you extremely low prices--prices that will amaze you. We believe the values will be beyond competition... you, yourself, will be the judge.... WE KNOW YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Expect great savings... you will find them in every department. Practically everything on display will be a special value. NEW'SPRING MERCHANDISE WHICH HAS JUST ARRIVED Besides Innumerable Bargains in Winter Apparel Will Be On Sale LOOK FOR BARGAINS · IN OUR WINDOWS! Every display window contains values typical of the matchless offerings throughout the store. EXTRA SALESPEOPLE TO SERVE YOU! Every branch of our service has been enlarged for this great event. BE PATIENT BE INDULGENT ... BE CHEERFUL! We shall do everything possible to serve you promptly! Jewelry Wash Goods Silks Notions Gloves Bedding Economy Basement -)- Ladies' and Misses' Suits Ladies' and Misses' Coats Ladies' and Misses' Dresses Children's Wear r Infants' Wear Leather Goods Ladies' and Children's Shoes Draperies Millinery Art Needlework Gift Shop Linens Candy -h

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