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Mason City, Iowa
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JBIGHTEBN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 22 1934 Mason City's Calendar April 1--Easter Sunday. April S--Senegalese drum and bugl corps cake-walk under sponsor ship of Legion auxiliary. April 8, 4, 5, 6 -- Globe-Gazett cooking school, building show high school. April 4, B, 6 and 7--Boys' annual bobby show at Y. M. C. A., spon sored by Kiwanis club and boys department of the Y. M. C. A. April 7--Monthly meeting of TJCT and auxiliary at the P. G. and E auditorium, including 6:30 o'clock supper. Here in Mason City Dance, Clear Lake Country^ Club Sat, Sun., March 24, 25. Each 40c R. F. Allison, officer In charge of the navy recruiting station here was in Waverly Thursday on bus! ness. Good clean coal at $7.00. Allison Coal. Ph. 431. County Agent Marlon E. Olson Thursday attended a. corn-hog meeting in Clarion where representatives of the agricultural extension service from Ames instructed county and township chairmen in proper use of the various forms which farmers are required to fill out. Wanted: Exp. salesladies. Apply Manager, Style Shoppe. G. E. Hanson and M. 3. Muffln of the internal revenue district office here left Thursday to visit various points throughout this territory Mr. Hanson will cover the western portion while Mr. Muffin will work through the eastern division. Psychic Reader. Here for short time. Room 243, Cerro Gordo. Joe Sheka, foreman at the post- office, was not on duty Thursday due to illness. Charles E. Price, postofflce clerk. returned to 'work Thursday after a day's absence on account of illness. We are headquarters for knee- action, free wheeling roller skates with wheels guaranteed for 1 yr. An unusually complete showing of ball-bearing roller skates 89c and up. Mason City Hardware Co. Car owners who have not yet purchased their 1934 license plates were warned Thursday when a rep^ resentative of the state automobile department was checking Cerro Gordo county automobiles. A. C. Eppestine has accepted a position as salesman at the Nichols and Green shoe store. He was for- .merly with the Stevens Shoe com- panyv,fqr a number of years. '~''Mr.'and Mrs. O. S. Oglevie, 19'/z West State street, have returned from Peoria where they attended the funeral of Mr. Oglevie's father, J F. Oglevie. Returning home, they stopped at Marshalltown to see 'Rasmus Edwinson, brother of Mrs. Oglevie, who is seriously ill. W. 3. Walker of Mason City will be one of the speakers at the sales congress of the Des Moines Association of Life Underwriters to be held at the capital city Friday. A. H Pickford, son of Arthur Pickford of Mason City, is president of the Des Moines association and ·will preside at the meeting. Herring to Speak at Dedication of Cass · County Courthouse ATLANTIC, March 22. C3--Gov. Clyde L. Herring will be the principal speaker at a ceremony here Friday in connection with the laying of the cornerstone of Cass county's new $130,000 courthouse. Lieut. Gov. Nels Kraschel and other officials also will be guests at the ceremony and at a.noon luncheon. A parade and other features have been arranged by the committee in charge. · · A marriage can't be kept secret. A girl doesn't act that independent and superior unless she has caught one .--Midwest Review. IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR AIRPORT UNDER WAY MATERIALS FOR IMPROVING FIELD READY FOR CREW Crushed Rock to Be Place in Center Ring and in Front of Hangars. Work on the Mason City commun ity airport as a CWA project go under way Thursday in response 1 approval of the program by the gov eminent Wednesday. Fence, fence posts, lumber fo border markings and paint wer brought to the port .Thursday morn ing to be ready for a crew of work ers under the provisions of th CWA. The improvement program as a ready planned includes the construe tion of lumber markings every fe-v feet around the port definitely out lining it to the flyer about to mak a landing. Crushed rock is to be fumishec for a circle in the center of the fiel and for aprons in front of each hangar. One of the important pieces o work will be a general leveling o the field, not by grading but wit shovels. Paint is to be applied to th hangars, markers and other equip ment. Ralph Lloyd Jones, Stanley Mac 3 eak and George Barrett returns Vednesday afternoon from De Moines where they conferred with state CWA officials and discussei he details of the plan. KITElNTESTTO BE ON SATURDAY Contest for Boys Will Be Held in 3 Divisions at Roosevelt Stadium. Final touches are being placed on ites and boys are giving them the rial flights in preparation for the nnual kite flying contest to be held aturday morning at Roosevelt sta- ium, the weather permitting. The ontest Is scheduled to start at 9:3C 'clock. Sponsored by Gildner Brothers' tore and the Y. M. C. A., the .con- est is open to any boy who has ot yet reached his eighteenth birth- ay or is 18 and is still in high chool. There will be three classif ica- ions of competition: First, plane urface kite or kites having tails; econd, bow kites or tailless kites, nd third, box kites. First, second and third prizes will e given in each classification. In udging the kites, workmanship, moothness of flight, directness of ight, tug, amount of string and bility to stay put a basis or determining, points. No entry fee will be charged. Each oy may enter a kite in each classi- cation. prize winners last year were Wilam McElroy, Nathan Mellott, Gale ane, Buford Banks and Lee Wagoner. Snow Thursday night and Friday, little change In temperature. Economy Chunks, ton $7.50 W.G.BLOCK CO. PHONE 66S SPRING TWEED TOP COATS In black and white, and tan and white with half belt. $16.50 Also Narrow or Wide Band HATS In light or *o rfl *o rn dark shades «pti»Jv tpJ«t)U Quality Only . . . At Fair Prices '6 Recruits Needed to Fill Vacancies at Fort Des Moines Post Fifty-six men, the largest quota for the last three years, are required to fill vacancies in the Fourteenth cavalry and the Eightieth artillery at the army post at Fort Des Moines, according to instructions received Thursday from the war department by Sergt. T. C. Stevenson, officer in charge of the recruiting station for this district. Sergeant Stevenson urged all men between 18 and 35 years of age who are in good physical condition interested in army training to "get in touch with him at once at his office on the second floor of the new Federal building. Other district recruiting offices in Iowa are located in Des Moines, Burlington, Davenport and Cedar Rapids. Hi-Y Members Shown Through Park Clinic Members of the Hi-Y club Wednesday night were shown through the Park hospital clinic by Dr. George M. Crabb. They saw the x- ray room, laboratory and operating room. The use of certain instruments, how incisions are made, fractures are set and use of ultraviolet ray equipment were explained. Dr. T. E. Davidson also showed some of the equipment. The boys were taken through the clinic in two groups. Davis Infant Dies at Home of Parents Ray Envin Davis, three months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Davis, 855 North Federal avenue, died at the home of his . parents, Thursday morning about 7 o'clock. He is survived by his father and mother. Four small children survive in the family. Funeral services will be held at the Randall funeral home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. A. W. Caul, pastor of the First Baptist church, will be in charge of the services. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Bobby Griggs and His Orchestra to Play Dance on Saturda Bobby Griggs and his orchestr Mason City attraction, will furnis the music for the dance to be he: at the Clear Lake Country club Sa urday night of this week, and Sun day night, March 25. This grou of musicians and entertainers ap peared at the clubhouse a few week agb and made a decided hit witt dance fans of this community. Mr Griggs now has an outstanding or chestra and it is generally consic ered one of the best booked in thi vicinity. FAMOUS SHRINES SHOWN IN BOOK Historic Places Given in New Globe-Gazette Publication. A swift journey through 300 year df American history--with 49 beau tiful photographs of famous histor leal spots--is the unusual experienc which awaits Globe-Gazette read ers in the new service booklet rion available through our Washington information bureau. "Famous Places in the United States," by Frederic J. Haskin, di rector of Globe-Gazette Washington information bureau, shows a cele crated historical spot in every stat in the union and the District o Columbia. Every photograph is ac companied by a page of authorita tive historical and descriptive text Offers Deathless Lore. Alabama offers the deathless lore of the first capital of the confed eracy, at Montgomery; Arizona fol ows with the imposing seventeenth century mission of San Xavier Del Sac, a glistening white jewel which las studded the desert near Tucson since 1687. In Mississippi we glimpse the century of thrilling history which surrounds Biloxi Light, and in Massachusetts we trace the 'turdy beginnings 'of the new worlc in the records of Plymouth Rock In an obscure town in'. Florida Missouri, we see the tumble-down hack which' was the birthplace oi Mark Twain. In Virginia we survey [uickly more than 200 years of his- ory surrounding the home of George Washington--Mount Vernon In Portland, Maine, we see the home f Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Another Famous House. In Kentucky there is yet another amous house--the original colonia dwelling which inspired "My Ol Kentucky Home." Here is the his tory of the song, the house, and the ra which Stephen Collins Foster ireserved for all time in his immortal melody. Director Haskin has dedicated this ew service booklet to the proposi- .ion that to know America is to feel new sense of patriotic devotion and responsible citizenship. "No one can glance at these pages without feeling a new pride in the istory, traditions, and boundless atural endowments of the United tates," he wrote in the introduc- ion. At the Hospitals Mrs. N. T. DeWitt, 2607 ' North federal avenue, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for a minor operation. Mrs. John Overbeck, Rockwell, ras admitted to the Story hospital Vednesday for a major operation. Phillip Karnatz, Hanlontown, ,ras admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for a major operation. Don L. Dunlpp, 537 Eleventh :reet northeast, was admitted to he Mercy hospital Wednesday for minor operation.. Mrs. A. W. Otto, 514 Washing- on avenue northwest, was admit- ed to the Park hospital Wednesday or treatment. Mrs. Edward O'Donnnell, Mason ity, was admitted to the Mercy ospital Thursday for a minor oper- Jon. C. W. Hanson, Manly, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wed- esday following treatment. A son weighing 8 pounds 1% unces was bom to Mr. and Mrs. lifford Schaper, Britt, Wednesday t the Mercy hospital. A. W. Patterson, 301 Sixth treet southwest, was dismissed om the Park hospital Wednesday ollowing a minor operation. Mrs. Harry Tims, 1030 First street ortheast, was dismissed from the iercy hospital Wednesday follow- ig treatment. Robert Heston, 910 Carolina ave- ue northeast, was dismissed from le Park hospital Wednesday fol- iwing a minor operation. Mrs. John Lampe and infant aughter, 420 Fourth street north- est, were dismissed from the ilercy hospital Wednesday. MARRIAGE LICENSES SSUED TO COUPLES Marriage licenses have been is- ued to Roy Gray, 22, and Alma ose Henderson, 17, both of Mason FOB YOUR OLD CAE NO WAITING--NO DELAY Lapiner Motor Co. SHERIFF SPEAKS ON PROBE MADE OF BANK HOLDUP Robertson Describes Plan for County Vigilante Committee. The thoroughness with which plans were made by bandits wh robbed the First National bank March 13 was described by Sheriff J. M. Robertson Thursday noon in i talk to the Kiwanis club. He said hi studied the route which the bandits took after leaving Mason City switching back and forth, and notec that at all points on the road over which they traveled they had clear vision for a long distance. Sheriff Robertson also called attention to the fact that the bandits were prepared to shoot down an airplane if one followed and took precautions to see that no one could easily get to the airport. The bandits knew where the railroad tracks and even places of soft gravel were on the road over which they traveled. He described how hostages were released one or two at a time with :he warning to officers that the of. 'icials should not follow. To attempt :o shoot at the bandits, either at the jank or while they were making ;heir get-away meant risking the ives of the hostages. Had Tlpoff Man. "The bandits had a tipoff man in Mason City for some time before the robbery," the sheriff" continued. 'They had machine guns and three ligh powered rifles. One of the cap- lives overheard them say that if an airplane tried to follow, they would ·ive authorities a 'real surprise.' "We are still investigating the robbery and following out every clew. We have positively identified ive of the bandits and know they vere the same ones who held up the Sioux Falls bank. Detectives from out of town have been working here and elsewhere as the probe of the obberies continues." In Sheriff Robertson's opinion, the ifficers in dealing with criminals are just a jump behind them. Prog- ess is being made in law enforcement but it should be faster to atch up with the criminals. He then outlined a vigilante commit- ee on which he started work four veeks ago and a meeting of which will he held this week. Could Trace Flight. This committee, he continued, would consist of a man in each ichool district with a key man in :ach township." When bandits were mown to be on the highway, these keymen would be informed and hey would in turn notify others in he district. In this way, the flight f the bandits could be immediately raced. Had this system been in ractice at the time of the First Na- ional robbery, the trail of the landits would not have been lost near Portland. Sheriff Robertson also urged the mportance of the public staying iway from the scene of crime when t is happening. He told how officers ivere handicapped by the crowd around the First National bank when it was held up and'said that a arge crowd was just what the andits' wanted. Working Closely With Police. In closing-, Sheriff Robertson said e appreciated the co-operation fhich had been given him. He said the sheriff's office and the police de- artment were co-operating 100 per ent for the arrest of criminals and aw enforcement. In his work throughout the county, he said he ad been given much co-operation. At this meeting of the Kiwanis lub, 100 per cent attendance was the goal. Attendance, after three ave made up records by going to ther clubs, will be about 97 per ent. A stunt was staged as the meeting opened in which Max Boyd, wathed in bandages, was brought nto the club session by officers and ^resident W. E. Long fined him 5.5 or being late, and then split the ee with the officers and physicians 'ho examined Mr. Boyd. A resolution was passed thanking Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gaylord for elping the club during their man- gement of the hotel. Tad Martin, ew manager of the hotel, who was Kiwauian in Davenport; Mark [azlett of Des Moines, Police Chief 1. J. Patton, Max Kissick, and lave Ryan were guests. VVOID FALSE TEETH Dropping or Slipping You needn't fear false teeth drop- ing or slipping if you'll sprinkle a ttle Fasteeth on your platss each lorning. Gives all day comfort and eeth hold tight. Deodorizes. No fummy, pasty, taste or feeling. Get asteeth from Michael Drug Store r your druggist. Three sizes. FUELPUMP and CARBURETOR SERVICE Central Battery Electric Company Trained Civilians Could Help Fight Bandits, Claim Emerson Decker Proposes* so we will hit what we shoot at, an Plan to Cope With Robbers. A civilian population both trained and equiped to shoot is me suggestion of J. Emerson Decker, an official of the Cerro Gordo Rifle club, Inc., for averting future bank holdups .in Mason City. ''I have read so much and heard so much about the bank robbery the last few days," he observed in a communication to the Globe-Gazette, "that I am running over with stories of what could and should have been done. I thought I would take the liberty to write my version of it. (I was out of town the week of the robbery!) Excltment Handicaps One. "In the first place, it may be a ;ood idea to tell you that I fire 10,000 rounds of lead and steel through a pistol each year at such targets as tin cans, stones, regulation targets and police targets and that it s no easy matter to hit anything when you are excited or when your leart is in your mouth..Anyone who tells me that such a situation did not exist the day the machine guns ilayed their music had better start iinking fast, because I can start high velocity steel in the direction of anyone and prove that their blood pressure is bound to go up ust a little. "I practice drawing and shooting at targets the size of a man, trying to get as many hits as possible in as short a time as possible, and always trying to have the first shot hit because after all, that is the one that counts. Take a pistol, if you have one, place it in a holster, ien have some one tell you to shoot. Draw the gun, point it at your target, pull the trigger six times and see how many seconds it takes. Now Try It With BuJlets. "Now, put some bullets in the run and try the same thing. If you lit a piece of paper two feet square with even one shot in ten seconds you are a lot better than the average. Now, with lots of practice you will be able to get the gun out of he holster, make six hits and all n a space of two seconds. No one n Mason City can do it that well, but it is being done every day by men that make police departments vhat they should be. , "Mason City has some good pistol and rifle shots, as the articles in four paper will show, and they can be sailed on to shoot and shoot accurately at any time, but what good s it to have the shooter if he does not have a gun with him? That is :he case with many a good shooter vVhat I am trying to get at is this: "Learn to shoot and to shoot fast, then see the sheriff or the local police department and if you can prove to them that you can handTe a gun so that every one In your company Is safe, the chances are that you will be given a permit to carry that gun. "Do you think that those robbers would have tried to hold up the iank if they thought every few men Kn the street had a. gun on his per- on that could be brought into play n a few seconds time? No. Those len knew that the chances were ,000 to 1 that the people on the treet and in the bank were un- irmed and that they were safe if they could get the unarmed people around them so that the police and heriffs could not fire. Our Officers Can Shoot. "The Mason City police department and the sheriff's office have men on the force that can shoot, nd best of all hit what they shoot at. I have seen hundreds of people hoot in Mason City and in other owns where I have shot, and I know hat our officers are better than the average by far. Let's uphold our olice and let's do our part by learning our gun, then learn to shoot it we will have less crime. "Now, for the people that thin! that they can shoot under any con ditlons. Try running around th block, then take your gun and try to hit an object the size of you hat at 20 paces. If you shoot al most every day, you can do it. bandit gives your heart the sam effect as running does. Had to Make Choice. "And for the people who blam the police and sheriffs. The polic could have the whole gang of thug in our jail right now if they coul have shot into the mob that gath ered at the bank. They would hav hit the robbers, but some of th people that were in the crowd woulc have been hit. Let a policeman hi a bystander and see how long hi jol) would last. Not very long. police know this. They know that one life is worth more than $50,000. Let's not blame the pollci and law in general, when it is ou: fault as much as anyone's thai we have holdups. If enough peopli would learn to shoot, the gangsters would have as much chance as a snowball in July and our crime would be less. "I am a shooter and this is idea. I may be all wrong, but with the present number of holdups something should be done." ADAMS DRUG CO. WATCH OUR SEVEN WINDOWS . FRIDAY'S SPECIALS Kruschen Salts, 79c; Crazy Crystals, ?1.00 and $1.50; Gly-Cas, 79e; '"'oley's Kidney Pills, 49c; Dander- ne, 29c, 49c, 79c; Carters' Liver "'ills, 19c; Dr. CaldweU's Syrup ·epsin, 49c, 89c; Moone's Emerald Oil, 69c; Fasteeth, 32c, 49c, 89c; Bronchuline Emulsion, 99c; Na- ure's Remedy, 19c, 39c, 79c; Turns, Oc, 12 for $1.00; Cuticura, 25c, 50c; Cuticura Soap, 25c; Resinol, 49e, 9c; Olive Tablets, 15c, 30c, 60c; 'ick's VapoRub,' 23c, Nose Drops, 9c, Cough Drops, lOc; Buckley's Mixture, 39c, 69c. Jad Salts, 39c; White's Cod Liver il Tablets, 39c, 69c; Super D Cod iver Oil (Upjohn) 89c, ?1.39; Citro- arbonate (Upjohn) 89c, 51.39; . S. S. Vegetable Compound, $1.09; inex, 49c; Cys.tex, 61c, $1.19; Nu- ito, 89c; Creomulsion, 99c; Feena- lint, lie, 19c; 5-lb. Moisture-Proof ;ag 0-Chem Epsom Salts, 39c; quibb's Hinkle Pills, 19c; Horck's Malted Milk, 39c, 79c; Oval- me, 39c, 79c. Mead's Sobee, 99c; Squibb's Vita- ose, 89c; Squibb's Dextro-Vltavose, 89c; Sodiphone, 23c, 47c, 89c; Hexy- Iresocinol, 47c, 89c; Hexin, 27c; Mistol, 59c; Grove's Nose Drops, 39c; Bromo Seltzer, lOc, 25c, 44c, 88c; 4 oz. Parke-Davis Hydrogen Peroxide, 25c; Herbal Flaxolyn, 51-00; Zonite, 27c, 43c, 79c; Coty's Face Powder and Perfume Sets, 98c; Clgarets--Chesterfield, Lucky Strike, Camel, Old Gold--14c. LUTHERAN MEN'S RALLY APRIL 10 Fort Dodge Minister to Address Gathering of 200 Here. .More than 200 Lutheran men o: Mason City are expected to attend the first annual Lutheran men's rally to be held at the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday evening, April 10. The meeting, which will open with a dinner, is to be attended by men from the Lutheran churches of the city, each of which will offer one number on tha program. The speaker of the evening will be the Rev. O. T. Brickson, pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran church at Fort Dodge, whose subject is 'American Lutheranism." The committee in charge is made up of Tenney Hanseiv August M. Buhr, Paul Krugal, Herbert Dieckmann, R. C. Keister, Andrew Olson B. E. Setterberg and Philip R. Jacobson. "A special effort will be made to invite ail men of Lutheran heritage regardless of their present affiliation," said Mr. Jacobson, arrangement committee chairman. IS YOUR IN SHAPE? Every once in so often it's wise to stop in and see the new Stetsons. From sturdy sport shoes to formal pumps, every Stetson is designed to fir into an elegant wardrobe. For Stetson shoes are not only beautiful -- they are beautifully made. They give smart feminine feet the support essential to poise and comfort. Stetsons keep their shape. Will you coma in and see them soon? 14 E. State St. Where Shoes' Are Really Fitted 2 Cars on Track KENTUCKY NUT For Spring Fires W.G. BLOCK CO. PHONE 563 Mahaffey Bound to Grand Jury, Faces Charge of Larceny Virgil Mahaffey, 20, was bound over to the grand jury late Wednesday on a charge of larceny of an automobile. His bond was set at $2,500, which he did not furnish. He was arrested Monday evening by Sheriff J. M. Robertson at Nora Springs. REURNS $5 AS CHANGE ERROR Customer Sends Money and Unsigned Letter to Sam Raizes. Is this the day of honest men? Sam Raizes of Raizes' department store is sure it is and that it is also a day of honesty with modesty. Thursday Mr. Raizes received a letter containing a ?5 bill and a note stating that the money was being returned as a mistake in change in the customer's favor had been made at Raizes store. And no name was signed. The postmark of the envelope was that of Mason City. No clerks in the store recall having made a mistake, although a shortage did occur last month. Mr. Raizes would like to know the name of the person who sent the ?5. He is planning to give the 55 to charity. NEW CORN CLUB TO STRESS WORK IN HYBRID GRAIN First Organization of Its Kind in United States Being Formed. A new 4-H club, the only one of its kind in Iowa, is being started in Cerro Gordo county this spring under the supervision of County Agent Marion E. Olson and special arrangements with Iowa State college at Ames. This club, which will specialize in corn culture, will be open to all boys from 10 to 20 years of age. The organization marks the culmination of 12 years of corn work in the county, starting with the yield contests held under the sponsorship of the Mason City Brick and Tile company and including the variety tests held the past five years. Sufficient hybrid seed corn of variety 355 has been procured through L. C. Burnett, in charge of grain breeding in the extension service of Iowa State college at Ames, for the enrollment of 100 boys in this corn club. Each boy will be given a sample of this hybrid corn which will be used for top crossing with his.-home grown varieties, thereby producing a higher yield seed corn for 1835. As far as known this is the first club of its kind in tho United States. Mr. Burnett outlined the plan for the club at the time of the 4-H club institute some weeks ago, at which time 40 boys enrolled. RETURN ENGAGEMENT OF MACK'S NOVELTY ORCHESTRA, PLAYING AT THE ARMORY SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Featuring the piano-accordion in special numbers. A modern dance band at the old time price WATCH FOR CLIFF KYES Easter, April 1st You won't feel just right without a new suit or top coat for Easter. And you won't look just right because the new season's styles are on obviously different lines than the season before. Get style right. Here's the place to do it because these suits and top coats are tailored right and priced right as well. Great variety at our special Easter prices. $17*95 Buy at Sam's and Save' SAM RAIZES DEPARTMENT STORE 215 South Federal Phone 434

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