The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 6, 1944 · Page 7
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January 6, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

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Charles City Globe-Gazette HIGHLIGHTS OF YEAR'S WEATHER Temperatures Ranged From 95 to -24 Degrees Charles City--The year began with severe winter weather in January. There was heavy snow cover throughout the month, ranging from 6 to 14 inches. The year's lowest temperature, 24 below zero, occurred on the 19th. February was not so cold, but heavy snow cover continued until the 17th, after which it melted rapidly, leaving only scattered of the patches ot snow at the end ol the Miss month: , Clarke March was stormy and cold until the 22d, when it turned much warmer. It was 9 below zero on the 2nd, and there were o days beiovv zero temperature, a new local - record for March. Nine inches: o£ snow Tell on the 9th, which was the heaviest one-day snowfall in March since 1909.' · The 1942-43 seasonal snowfall was 65.6 inches, the greatest since the season o£ 1916-17. "April and May were moderately dry and cool, favorable weather for preparing the soil and putting in the crops. June was warm and showery. Its 17 rainy days was near the local record of 18 for that month. Ninety-five degrees on the 27th was the highest temperature of the year.' July was also warm and humid with adequate rain and sunshine, almost perfect crop weather. August with a total rainfall of 5.77 inches was the wettest month ot the year. September was one of the coolest o£ record, with several light to heavy frosts, but the frost damage was only moderate generally. October, November and December were remarkably free from storms or any inclement weather oE consequence. For the 3 months the total number of days with measurable precipitation was only 12, scarcely more than usually occurs in an ordinary single month. The total snowfall was only 3.6 inches. The deepest snow was 2 inches on Nov. 6, and the snow cover lasted only 3 days. In December there were only 4 days with a small fraction of an inch ol snow cover. There have been 6 falls since 1891 with less snowfall before Jan. 1, but it is probable that no other autumn season has been so free from stormy weather. December was the most unusual month of the year; It was the driest, with only .21 inch o£ precipitation, and only .3 inch snow\ ' fall. It had only 2 days with mea' surable precipitation. Its 16 clear days was the greatest of local record for December, 15 clear days in 1905 being the previous record for December. It was the driest December since 1903, which also had Director of Welfare in Floyd Quits Charles City--Mrs. James Kane formerly Mayre Murray, resignec her position as director of socia welfare of Floyd county. Mis Anita Zapf has been appointed in her place. Mrs. Kane is moving to Waverly, after Jan. 15. Her hus band is an agent for the Chicago Great Western at Bremer. Mrs. Kane has been in Charles City for the past 7 years and has been secretary of the northeast district of the Iowa Welfare association Seattle, Wash., are the parents of a son, born New Year's day. Mr. and Mrs. Henry formerly resided n Charles City. Mrs. B. F. Welch has returned o her home here, from Roches- er, Minn. Miss Dorothy Gates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Gates, returned .o Seattle, Wash., after spending the holidays here. APPOINT OFFICERS Bradford --The Grant township trustees appointed John Thies chairman, F r e d Muesigmann chairman of the board of health and Dr. F. L. Siberts o£ Hampton health doctor for the year. Clyde Elmer Irish, 57, Dies; Funeral Pending Charles City--Funeral arrangements in charge of Grossmann's chapel were incomplete late Wednesday, for Clyde Elmer Irish, 57, Oliver Farm Equipment company plant worker here for many years, who died at his home, 505 South Iowa street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. He had been in ill health for the past ti months. Afler the disastrous hurricane oi 1900. Galveston raised the leve of its streets 15 feet along the Gulf of Mexico shore. Fisher Company Gets ' Army-Navy "E" Award Charles City -- Barton Fisher, president o£ the Fisher company, in normal times manufacturers o£ fine bank and store fixtures, Wednesday received word that he and his company had been awarded the Army-Navy "E" award for the 2nd time in recognition of their meritorious record in turning out material for the services The Fisher company has had contracts from both the army anc navy and is making 30-foot mechanical refrigeration c o o l e r s which are shipped overseas in sec- i ions and assembled there. The first award was made April 12, 1943, when the factory was manufacturing kitchen and other supplies. This 2nd award brings a white star to the flag previous,y awarded. The Fisher company was the first woodworking concern to receive the "E" award and Mr. Fisher has been advised that it is the only woodworking factory to receive it a 2nd time. Representatives of the army and navy are expected here within the week to arrange for the presentation of the White Star. Most Pacific salmon spawn once and then die. Mrs. Nettie Pierce, 80, Victim of Influenza N a s h u a--Mrs. Nellie Pierce died Tuesday morning alter several days' illness from complica- t i o n s following influenza. She was born at Palmyra, Wis,, Oct. 22, 1863, and c a m e to Nashua when a child. She was married in 1884 to J. W. Pierce, who died several years ago. He was foi many years engaged in the grocery and produce business here She is survived by 2 sons, Charles and Russell, Nashua; 1 adoptee daughter, Mrs. Nellie Haberling Thursday, Jan. 6. 194* 7 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE iVavcrly. Funeral arrangements jre pending w o r d from her jrandson, Pvt. Russell Pierce, who is in the Hawaiian Islands. Prairie grasses occasionally grow to a. height ot 10 feet. _ use 666 TABLETS. 5MVE. MX OWNS Zapf college a graduate of at' Dubuque. She also took post graduate work in social administration at the University of Iowa and has been connected with welfare work for 5 years. She was formerly employed in the F. F. A. office here. Mrs. Katherine Oxton is doing temporary work in the welfare office as stenographer. Truck Does "Dipsy Do" on Pavement Charles City--Russell Thomas Hargraves of Muscatine, driving a large semi-trailer truck here Tuesday night, does not carry a" rabbit foot but thinks he had a lucky break anyway, when, as he was enroute south on Main street, he attempted to turn west on Riverside Drive. The big truck skidded on the icy pavement, jack-knifed around, took some paint off a window of the Smoke Shop, located on the corner, struck the brick building, and a light pole, and an automobile also parked on the same side of the street, the entire bumping around, doing little damage. SPEAKER GIVES Y.W.C.A. PURPOSE Miss Edna Pyle Says It Meets Most Needs Charles City--The public affairs department of the Charles City Women's club, met Tuesday afternoon in the St. Charles hotel. Miss'Edna Pyle, who is executive secretary of the Y. W. C. A. in Mason City, said that in her experience behind an informatior desk the questions put to her hac been many and varied from those seeking advices as well as from those just looking for someone to .21 inch precipitation, but 1898 had only .03 inch. The mean temperature for 1943 was 44.7 degrees, which agrees exactly with the adopted 50-year normal. The total precipitation was 26.30 inches, 5.19 inches less than normal. Funeral to Be Friday for Mrs. 0. Steinberg Charles City--Funeral services for Mrs. Otto Steinberg, 50, who died Tuesday noon at her home in Ulster township, 7 miles west of Charles City, will be held Friday, with a prayer service at the home at 1:20 and at St. John's Lutheran church in Charles 'City, at 2, with the pastor, the Rev. Walter M. Fritschel, officiating- Interment will be in Riverside cemetery, at Charles City. The body will be taken from the Hauser funeral home to the late home Friday morning. While she had been an invalid for many years, death was unexpected. She had been a resident of this community for 13 yers, having formerly resided in Black Strempke was Hawk county. Bertha I^ouisc born Oct. 9, 1894, in Black Hawk county, Iowa; a daughter of Herman and Otilla Strempke. ; Shc was united in marriage to Otto Steinberg, Feb. 16, 1916, in Buchanan county in the Lutheran church. She is survived by her husband and 2 children, Louis, of Waverly, and Mrs. Margaret Fenneman, of Floyd. talk to. Miss Pyle said that the Y. W. C A. furnishes facilities for many varied recreations as well as infinite possibilities for meeting every kind of need, even to the arrangement of weddings. She said that Y. W. C. A. in San Francisco, Cal., has a chapel especially fitted for this purpose, and that every detail is taken care of, such as the furnishing of the wedding cake. In many countries, she continued, famous women are the leaders in the Y. W. C. A. and in this work one is liable to meet people o£ all nationalities, creeds and colors. She slated that- Eleanor Roosevelt is very much interested in this work, as is Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek. National headquarters of the Y. W. C. A. is in New York, and the membership is over a million. Most help is given to young women between the ages o£ 12 and 35, but those of any age may be registered. The great objective is to help change environment, or the conditions under which girls live and work and to give them religious and character training. The speaker also told how the organization in Great Britain is responsible for the housing of many girls who are working in' the various social service agencies engaged in war work. Every Y. W. C. A. is a local unil in itself, even though controlled -by the national organization. Following the talk an open forum was conducted. Bound to Grand Jury for Drunken Driving Charles City--Ben Gulsvig, but- termaker, formerly of Elkader, now of. Charles City, waived a preliminary hearing in justice court Wednesday, on a charge o£ operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and was bound over to the grand jury under a $500 bond which he furnished. He was arrested by Police Officer Tom Groves. Stores Close Earlier on Saturday Nights Charles City --At a meeting of the retail trade committee it was recommended to the merchants that the stores close an hour earlier on Saturday nights during the winter months of January, February and March, effective the first of the year. People of the trade territory are urged to keep this in mind as most retail stores will close at 9 o'clock Saturday nights from now until April 1. LOT OF SCRAP The Jolly Jackson 4-H club in Bremer county collected over 1,600 pounds ot scrap paper and tin in 5 hours recently. The j u n k was sold and the proceeds went into the club treasury. Charles City Briefs At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Charles City Building and Loan association Tuesday evening 5 outgoing directors were re-elected for another year. They are: Fred Ebert, M. G. Smith, Sr.. Morten Klaus, Leo Fcnholt and John Webster. The Floyd county board of supervisors rc-appoinled Mrs. Coburn Chaplcr, E. A. Koehler, and P. R. Stauclt, as county welfare board for the current year. The county welfare board is appointed annually. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ruzicka of Marble Rock arc the parents oE a son, born at the Cedar Valley hospital. Ensign Lewis Lapham, who has recently completed his course of officer's training at Harvard university, left Wednesday for the west coast after a short leave at home. He and his wife visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Lapham, and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Martens. When he reports for duty, Ensign Lapham expects to be stationed with a Seabee construction battalion unit as supply and disbursing officer. Pvt. Argyll S. Sibert is home on a 20-day furlough for the first time since he joined the army 4 years ago. Private Sibert has been stationed in the Panama Canal Zone for the past 3 years. He is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sibert and other members of his family. 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