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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 5, 1936
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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 5 1936 Mason City's Calendar March T--Joint Legion and auxiliary party at armory. March 7--Monthly meeting of U. C. T. and auxiliary at P. G. and E. auditorium, with 6:30 p. m. supper. March 9--School election. March 17, 18, 19 and 20--Mason City Globe-Gazette's annual free cooking school at high school auditorium. March 20--Annual stag party of Clausen-Worden post of the Legion at armory. April 14-16--Mason City building and home furnishing show at high school gymnasium. Here In Mason City Something new! Diamond Prune Bread at all dealers. Wallpaper, 1985 stock lOc value 4c; 15c value S'/ic, etc. Many washable included. See our 1936 papers. We sell for less. Star Wallpaper Paint Co., 34 Second St. N. E. Connty Agent Marion E. Olson, who returned Wednesday evening from Des Moines, where he attended B, meeting of the Iowa Co-Operative Institute, left Thursday morning for Mankato, Minn., on business. Lin-x varnish, 79c and up- Get it at Boomhower Hardware. Diamond Honey-Krushed Wheal Bread is now approved by Good Housekeeping Bureau. Birth certificates have been filed for Richard Anton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Skram, Mason City, born Feb. 29; Ferdinand Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Lemke, bom Feb. 19; Dolly May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kay B. Determan, 806 Adams avenue northwest, born Feb. 28, and Morris Melvin, son of Mr. and Theodore Amdt, 492 Twenty-seventh street southwest, born Feb. 21. Bitz hotel. Juicy steaks, chicken and fish dinners. Barbecue ribs. Good music every nite. Had a fall? You need our services. Drs. R. J. and Lucy E. Garner, Chiropractic and Electric treatments. 809 N. Federal. FREE! Stomach ulcers, gas pains, indigestion relieved quick. Get free sample doctor's prescription. TJdga, at Michael Drug Co. New Spring Suits and Topcoats. Buy them on our "Budget Plan"-pay $5 down . . . split the balance over 10 weeks and .that's all. Abel Son, Inc. \ AT THE HOSPITALS Mrs. Albert Grubb, Des Moines, ·was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for treatment. Mrs. Don Blair, route 1, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday .following treatment. Mrs. Anna Sawyer, Clear Lake, ·was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Miss Doraine Pinta, Manly, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following a major operation. Mrs. Vern Hammond and infant daughter, 114% · South Federal avenue, were dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday: Ellsworth Miles, Thornton, was dismissed from the Mercy hospita Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. S.' M. Abrams and infan' daughter, Hanlontown, were dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday. Carl Riemer, Garner, was dis missed from the Mercy hospita Wednesday following treatment. Betty Jean Tanner, 17 Connecticut avenue southeast, was disniissec from the Park hospital Wednesday following a minor operation. Mrs. Mary Maring, Waterloo, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following a major operation. . Frank Jansen. 915 Eleventh streei northeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following a minor operation. Mrs. Arthur Bless and infant son Ventura, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday. Mrs. C. V. Hamilton and infant daughter, Garner, were dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday A son weighing 7 pounds was torn to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Philips 810 Pennsylvania avenue southeast et the Mercy hospital Thursday. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs Ralph T. Waughtal, 1319 Elm drive at the Park hospital Wednesday. Jacob Magnani. 126 Fourteenth street northwest, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for a major operation. Sued on Account. The Mason City Lumber company Thursday filed suit against Leo Finnegan in district court here asking judgment for $202 allegedly du( on an account. The forces back of the revival o prosperity in the United States must be pretty strong. They even revived Hoover. --Toronto Saturday Night. MASON CITY IN NATIONAL FIRE WASTE CONTEST EDUCATION ALAND EFFICIENCY WORK GIVEN EMPHASIS Reduction of Property Loss Important Phase of Mason City's Record. Reduction of property loss to less than half of the amount of the year before and an intensification of the educational work in the schools characterized fire prevention work in Mason City throughout 1935, according to the report of the fire prevention committee of the Chamber of Commerce, which has been submitted to the nter-chamber fire waste contest. Property loss by fire in 1935 was $31,554.16 compared with 564,114.21 the year before and $42,994.42 for :he last five year average, the re- DOrt stated. The committee reported two outstanding educational events for the year. In connection with the spring cleanup work Harry K. Rogers made a complete round of public an.d parochial schools and in the fall "he was followed by Chief J. W. Just with a magic act. . Revived Prevention Ideas. "The duplication in tbe educational feature was at first regretted but it was found as Chief Just went along that he revived in the minds of the school children the ideas which Harry K. Rogers had left and served to fix and settle the fire prevention teachings," tbe report, prepared by Secretary Lester Milligan, stated. "Four thousand of the school inspection blanks were sent out this year and for a whole month in' the fall there was an intensive residence inspection campaign with 1,000 residences inspected during that time and more than 3,500 during the year. "The activities of a fire prevention week and cleanup week were ioth intensified and spectacular- zed. The demonstration by the fire apparatus in which streams of wa- er were shot over the tallest build- ng of the city was the unique fea- ;ure of the week. It climaxed a ire prevention parade in which the iigh school band. Boy Scouts with janners, junior drum and bugle orps and various pieces of ap laratus from the department par- icipated." New Apparatus Added. Attention also was directed to the : act that the fire department in .935 enjoyed the benefit of two new nieces of apparatus received late in 1934, a new salvage rig and a new 750 gallon pumper. "Two badly needed men were added to the department during the year and budget plans of the city manager call for the addition of two more men at the end of the present fiscal year, or March 31, and the possible addition of a couple more men before that year is more than half over," the report continued. "The department has been carrying on a double series of inspections, including of course, the usual fire prevention inspection and a series of special salvage inspections in which the men are taught the location of valuable stocks of goods and othei data which will help to prevent loss in event of fire in the mercantile district. Ixsses Kept Down. "There were two very bad fires in well-to-do residences with expensive furniture, where the loss would normally have run to ?6,000 or ST.OOO each, which were ken down to about 51,000 each by quick and efficient salvage work. Th owners were loud in their nraises of the department and its efficiency. "A one day district fire school was held in Mason City in October. "A survey is in progress of the water system, checking leaks, valves, electrolysis, .sedimentation, etc. Plans are being made to connect a number of dead ends of the system. Take Motion Pictures. "The importance of salvage work being done and the recognition of its effectiveness are shown by two interesting facts. The Iowa State Fire Prevention association has been making a series of motion pictures of tbe salvage corps and its work to be shown over the state. Bulletin 112 of the engineering extension service of Iowa State college entitled 'Practical Salvage Suggestions for the Fire Department,' by Daniel H. Shire and Lindon J. Murphy, is largely based on the work of the Mason City department and a large number of pictures therein are from Mason City. "Two new boliers were completed at the water plant during the past year so that there is both steam and electrical power for pumping." Former Mason Cityan* Writes on Third World Trip. Iowa and New Zealand are similar in ways and then again not so similar, according to Frank H. McCuloch, Chicago attorney, who formerly resided in Mason City, and is ion' on his third trip around the world. Mr. McCullough is a brother of R. V. McCulloch, 341 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, and left Mason City about 1884, when he went to Chicago. His present trip is taking him through Australia, South Africa, around ape Horn, back up to Palasttue, Syria, Freece, Bulgaria, Koumania and Russia. The trip will end about June 1. Mr. and Mrs. McCulloch arrived n New Zealand Jan. 24 at Auck- and via the steamship Monterey of the Matson line, having stopped at Honolulu, Pago Pago in Samoa, and Suva in the Fiji Islands. Having spent two days in Auckland, they motored 160 miles to Waitoma, New Zealand. New Zealand and Iowa Compared by Traveler Visit Dairy Land. 'We traversed some of the best dairv country of the north Island," wrote Mr. McCulloch. "The country- is volcanic mountainous with some roughly rolling land and some fairly smooth or level land. Apparently it was once wooded but the greater portion fit for grazing has been cleared and is now devoted mainly to dairying-. 'The climate here in the north is mild with only occasional frosts. Vegetation is green all the year around. The farm houses are mostly neat, little, wooden bungalows, near- Iv all painted tan or cream color, with red roofs. There are almost no barns or sheds because the cattle do not need shelter. Almost no rrain is raised. Some corn is plont- ed for fodder or ensilage, but it does not produce grain in the part of the country through which we came. "The land is fertilized with commercial fertilizers--lime and phos- mates. They make some hay, and jut up some ensilage. The milk is nostly sold for butter and some for heese. These products comprise some of the principal exports of the Country. Land at $200 an Acre. 'I talked with one farmer," wrote j»Ir McCulloch, "who told me that dairy land in his neighborhood sold m these times of depression for from 40 to 50 New Zealand pounds per acre, which at the present rate of exchange would be from $160 to 5200 per acre. "He pointed out some land on a hill that he said would sell at from 100 to 125 pounds per acre. That is from $400 to $500 per acre. He said it was particularly adapted to growing potatoes and that they had no frost on the hill and that the soil was such that three crops of potatoes per year could be raised. "Nearer here where land is not so good for cattle it was reported that dairy land was selling at from 10 to 20 pounds per acre. Some good dairy land supports one cow per acre. Sheep are mostly raisec in the rougher, more mountainous lands. Wool and mutton are largely exported. Houses New and Clean. "The part of the country that w came through is beautiful to see-mountainous, with valleys and low rolling lands and winding roads. Th houses look new and clean and wel kept. There are flower gardens around them. What woods there an look fresh and green. "Practically all the settlemen and development of New Zealand has been since 1840. I do not know how long the part we have seen ha, been settled. The fact that ther are no old barns or sheds may hel] make the country look neater thai does Iowa, but the houses look newer and better painted than di the houses in the parts of Iowa tha I know." Mr. and Mrs. McCulloch also vis iced the three caves, the Aranui Ruakuri and the Waitomo or Glow Worm cave, and visited Maori vil lages, geysers, hot-mud pools ani other thermal activities such as ex ist in Yellowstone park. F.C. TUCKER, 71, DIES IN ST. LOUIS Former Head of Memorial University of Mason City Succumbs. Funeral services will be held at St. Louis Friday for Frederick Deming Tucker, 71, former president of Memorial university in Mason City, who died there Tuesday of a heart ailment. Dr. Tucker, a graduate of Yale and a recognized authority on archaeology took a doctor of divinity degree from the University of Chicago and was pastor of a Congregational church at Morris, 111., before his appointment as dean of the school of agriculture at the University of Minnesota. After several years there, he was made president of Memorial university, but retired in 1905 because of encroaching deafness. Memorial university was housed in what is now the Roosevelt school. Following Dr. Tucker's retirement he became interested in archaelogy and made en extensive study of remains in southern Missouri. SCHOOL PATRONS TO MEET FRIDAY Effort to Get Larger Vote Out for Election, Sponsors Say. The Mason -City School Betterment association, a new organiza- ion in Mason City formed with the xpressed aim of providing a larger urnout of voters at school elections and greater interest in the welfare of the schools, will hold a meeting Friday evening at 7:30 'clock in the Y. M. C. A. At this neeting, emphasis will be placed on getting out a larger vote at the annual school election Monday, spon- ors said. Organizers of the association lave declared that in past years ie vote in the local school elections has been extremely light. The example of how, in a recent election, only a few hundred votes were cast with one director going into office with about one-half of one per cent of the eligible votes was pointed out. "This is not a representative expression of the school patrons of this city," one of those interested in the new group asserted. "Hence the organization came into existence known as the Mason City S c h o o l Betterment association, which invites to membership all interested. "It offers no criticism of the present teaching corps--instead, it proposes a clearer understanding of the problems confronting the teacher, the pupil and the parent. Knowing that these offices not only require capable officers to man them but also should be representative of the interests of the patrons of the school, the association encourages a larger vote in this and all future elections." Would Cancel .Banquet. HAMPTON--The Farm Bureau board of directors recommendei that the 4-H club banquet which 1 usually held in March be cancellei for 1936 due to bad roads, and tha a big county 4-H club picnic be hell in June at which time the award will be made to the winners of the various contests. CAR OF SUNSHINE COAL ON TRACK TON Consolidated Coal Co* PHONE 1176 BOARD EXPLAINS GARFIELD SCHOOL TAX PROPOSITION $27,500 Would Be Used With $22,500 Federal Grant, Directors State. ·Besides electing two directors and a treasurer, voters at the Mason City school election Monday will be called upon to vote on a proposition for levying a tax sufficient to raise $27,500 to be used with a $22,500 government grant for construction improvements on the Garfield school. In explanation of its action in Three Mason Cityans Place in Standard Oil Company Ad Contest Three of Mason City's Standard Oi) company dealers placed in a company-wide contest, covering 11 states. W. C. Haase, 402 South Federal avenue, R. E. Chambers, 956 East State street and Kenneth F. Long, 1204 North Federal avenue, won cash prizes for having written the best letters on advertising. A group of advertisements were given all dealers, from which they were to select the ad they believed to have been chosen by the National Ars views as the most outstanding advertisement of the dealers then wrote a month. The letter telling Kirschman Speaks at Townsend Gathering Fred Kirschman gave a resume of the economic depressions of the past 50 years in an address before the Townsend club No. 2 at the Y. W. C. A. Wednesday evening.. C. H. Gelo talked on principles of old age assistance. Plans for a Townsend meeting at the i. M. C. A. Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock were announced. A speaker from Waterloo will address the meeting, it was stated. Engineering Tests March 23,24 and 25 DBS MOINES, (JP--Ross Swing, secretary of the state board of engineering examiners, announced today the board will hold its examination for engineering license applicants March 23, 24 and 25, in Des Moines. submitting this proposition to the voters, the llason City school board Thursday issued the following statement. Makes Explanation. "What are the facts relative to the Garfield school? Why are the voters being asked to consider this matter again at this spring's election after having voted favorably on it twice in the last two years? "Because these are proper questions in which many people no doubt are interested and on which many are not fully informed, the board considers it advisable to make the following explanation: "In March, 1934, the voters approved a proposition to construct a new building to replace the present Garfield school at a cost of $75,000, conditioned on a grant of 30 per cent of that amount being procured from the federal government. Application was made for the grant, but there were too many applications filed ahead of this one, and the grant could not be procured. Survey Is Made. "Following the matter up. the board, in the spring of 1935. called Dr. Peterson of the State University of Iowa, foremost authority in the state in the matter of school building programs and schoolhouse planning, to make a survey of the school district as a whole and of the Garfield district in particular. "His findings were that the present Garfield building is quite modern in the matter of arrangement, window lighting, size of rooms, etc., and that there would be an unjustifiable waste and loss in wrecking such a. building and he showed how- it could be modernized by the addition of an auditorium-gymnasium on the grade level, and a modernizing, fire-resistive remodelling of the present building that would conserve about $30,000 of value. "Estimates were procured on the cost and an election was held and voted favorably on the issuance of 527,500 of bonds- to be supplemented by a grant of $22,500 from the federal government to carry out the project. The grant has been procured, bids have been taken, contracts let and approved by PWA, architects have been paid for the plans, and work will commence as soon as possession of the premises can be given to the contractors. Bonded Debt Reduced. 'The board finds now upon proceeding to the sale of the authorized bonds that due to technicalities in the present situation having to do with legal phraseology, etc., that it is impossible to finance the Garfield school by the issuance of the bonds that the voters have authorized. The district's financial status is not involved, for all funds are in excellent condition and the bonded debt has been reduced in the past 12 years from $834,000 to $498,000. "Fortunately, a better and simpler method of financing the project is available to the voters--that of a Schoolhouse Fund tax of $27,500 to be levied in lieu of the bond issue of the same amount. For the first time in many years there are no installment payments due on outstanding bonds for which the board would have to make a levy in 1936, and the $27,500 schoolhouse fund tax now proposed is little greater than the average which has been raised in this fund to apply on bonds during recent years, so no increase will be noted by the taxpayers by the authorization of this tax. All for 827,500. "The present situation probably can be most clearly expressed by the statement that the voters now have the opportunity to procure for $27,500 a modern, up-to-date school building which will serve the district practically 100 per cent in all the purposes for which schools are used, why they chose the advertisement. OLD POSTOFFICE DEED ARRIVES !ity Preparing to Turn Over $25,000 Payment for Building. The transaction for tie purchase of the old postoffice building by the city of Mason City was expected to be concluded Thursday. Postmaster A. M. Schanke received the deed for the property Thursday morning. With the funds on hand as result of . recently sold bond issue. Har- i-ey J. Bryant, city solicitor, was preparing to turn over the $25,000 :o the federal government some ,ime during the day. The building was purchased by the-city to be remodeled into a city ·.all. It is at present being occupied jy the relief and WPA administra- :ion for the county. COAL SPECIAL (OVERSTOCKED) $ 3.00 $11.00 $ 6.7S $13.00 This is genuine Illinois Coal--not to be confused with cheaper grades selling even at more money. PHONE 1148 DIXIE BLOCK COAL $6.50 Per Ton Exclusive but NOT Expensive. Call us for prices ol other Coal. Dixie Block Coal Co. Phone 715 526 Second St. N. W. PEOPLE who have tested Fireside Fuels over a period of years find them to be the most economical in the long run and by far the most satisfactory. FIBESIDE FUEL CO. Phone 888 as well as any new tmilding that :ould be built and costing from S80.000 to 585,000. "If the tax proposal is not ap- jroved, the board will have no tnown method of financing the pro- ect, the federal grant of ?22,500 will be lost and there will be considerable other loss from expenses already incurred. : 'The disposition of this matter is n the hands of the voters, as a joard can levy a schoolhouse fund :ax only by a vote of the people where school building construction involved." PLAN TO FINISH BUSINESS CENSUS IN SHORT PERIOD Van Pelt Asks Co-Operation of All Firms in Giving Information. Lester E. Van Pelt, Decorah, supervisor of the census of business, Thursday announced that an effort is being made to finish the canvass in Mason City and environs within the next few days. He asked that all business firms co-operate by furnishing the necessary census · information as quickly as possible. "We realize that some firms require more time than others in assembling the information." Mr. Van Pelt said, "but it is imperative that the reports be sent to Philadelphia without delay so that the statistics can be compiled and issued by July." "The timeliness of such statistics," he added, "greatly enhances their value. More than 5,000,000 reports must be handled by the bureau, and delay in Cerro Gordo county delays the statistics for the entire state." Simple As Possible. "The inquiries have been made as simple as possible, he continued, "to make the task of supplying the information easy, and have been shaped to secure facts that will be of maximum value to business." Mr. Van Pelt declared that the census now being taken is a continuation of the regular business census work of the bureau of the census and is for business use, not for governmental purposes. Its scope is the result of requests from business organizations, and it has the full support of all branches of busi- ess. Are Under Oath. He reiterated previous assurances Joseph Dent, Former Mason City Bandsman, Succumbs in St. Paul Elmer Joseph Dent, former resident of Mason City, died Wednesday at'his home in St. Paul, following a week's illness. Mr. Dent will be remembered as a. member of the Mason City band. His ability to play the clarinet and flute also got him positions with the Ainsworth, Gates aid other orchestras while he lived in Mason City. Besides his wife, Mr. Dent is survived by his mother, Mrs. T. W. Dent, Mason City, and three brothers, Louis Dent and Sidney Dent, Mason City, and J. Grant Dent, St. Paul. Funeral services will be held Friday with burial at St. Paul. Mr. Dent started his business career as a messenger for the Western Union Telegraph company when 17 years of age. He worked as operator for the company the greater part of his life except when he was traveling with orchestras. that all enumerators and other persons connected with the census are under oath not to disclose or discuss any information submitted for census purposes and that under the census law no access to individual reports is permitted, not even to other governmental, state or local agencies and no informa : tion will be disclosed which would in any way reveal the facts or figures given in the returns. "The census bureau expects," he said, "to publish the results for this state by July 1 unless there is delay in obtaining the relatively few reports still out. Since the first few states released receive nationwide publicity and comparisons with the previous census will show such a healthy increase in Iowa we want nothing to delay the canvass here.' WANTED!! FLOOR SALESMAN with experience in Rugs, Furniture and Stoves. Prefer young man with college education. 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