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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

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!f: ' . - . . - · MASON CITY GLOBB^AZETTK v ( t MARCH '2 'H| 1931 Most Children in Iowa Are Attending Schools,. , Bureau Says. , 'By RADFOKD E. MOBLEY Staff Correspondent v WASHINGTON, March 2.--Illiteracy In Iowa dropped from 1.1 per «ent:ln 1920 to only ;8 per cent in 1930, the censiis bureau .announced . here today In making public figures |( of tie state's school attendance and 4. urban and rural population. 31 Of the Iowa population between I the ages'of five and : 20. years in '(· 1930 of 744,583, there .were .571,228 1 ' persons, or 78.7 per cent,. attending 1 schools. This represents an increase J l of .5.5 per cent during the-past decade and accounts'for the substantial drop in Illiteracy. v . Most Are in School. , I :6f the total number of children fiye years of age in 1930, 49.6. per cent were attending school; of the children six: years ; of age, -91.2 per cent; of those 7 to 13 years old, 98.3 per cent; of those 14 and 15, 89.8 per; cent; and of those 16 and 17 years, 64 per cent. HERE AND THERE » . - · · ' * · » » » » * *. ·* *- ' » * ' * ' . ; » _ , · » : » , '. · .V Miscellaneous items From 100 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota ilLLITERAGY FOR STATE DROPS, CENSUS FIGURES SHOW PERCENTAGE NOW is GIVEN AS ,8 ] -J, In addition, 17;864 persons 21 ·^ years of age and older werevreported J as attending -school, as compared , with 10,329 in 1920.. For the state i as a'whole, the number of persons j 10 years of age and older reported ! «s unable to read and.write in 1930 .? - ___?^L:" i e « ^ f t «»' ' . *tn*wia**aH "TxHfll was 15,879, as'compared, with * 20,680 a decade-ago. . · ' . ' . . . - · T Urban. Population Increases. j The urban population 'Of Iowa on April 1, 1930,.amounted to.-979,292, J including 13,247 persons living; on ' farms within the-limits of cities of i 2,500 or more. The urban population i formed 39.6 per-cent of the total i Jbwa population of 2,470,939, as I compared with 36.4 'per cent in ] 1920. ' , ' · ' · · ' ' · . - . - ' · i · j ·. The rural population amounted to 1 1,491,647, comprising 964,659 per-' I sons living on farms in rural terri- j tpry, and 526,988 persons not living J on farms. The rural population as a J whole - represents a decrease of 2.5 ' «er cent when compared with the ! rural count In 1920, which., was 1,528,526. Practically two-tiirds of , this' decrease was in the rural non- farm.' population. .' ' · , , . -.': Woman Legislator Seeks Lobbyist Bill DES MOINES, .March. 2. UP)-- In Her- lobbyist bill- Mrs. .Carolyn' C. fcendray, , representative to the asr ·Ji^iablyrv from.;:. Jackson county has - toade the one -exception In adhering toi heiv belief ' that "the number oJ tew .laws enacted should be kept at ft minimum. The liouse received the fcaeasure just before adjourning last fcreek for the spring recess. . . -Altho the bill is the first to b« Introduced by the Maquoketa woman, it represents -a, continuation of her attack on .lobbying in the pres- ent.session. She was instrumental In procuring the enforcement at » rule to bar visitors from' the house chamber unless they - present a card «igned by a house member. Lobbyists would be required to' register- 1 with the secretary of state under the new bill. Violation would be punished by a fine .of not more than ?l,000.,or imprisonment of not to', exceed a year. ·· Preparations Made for Pavirig Near Swea City SWEA CITY, March 2.-- A gang of men is, 'working on the removal of a bridge on road NoV 9, two miles west of- here, in preparation, of the paving of the six 'mile . stretch between the city- limits and the Emmet county line 1 . It is .expected this contract will be 'let the early part of the .week. The road 'will also be paved from the. county line west to EsthervUle this summer. On the , completion of this paving there will be a 40 'mile stretch .of paving across the northern tier of two counties, all paved in two years. I . ' ' - -- -- - - ^ - ; - · - · Mrs.\ Cullins, 59, Is · Buried in Move to CIark»vUle CLARKSVILLE -- Several n e w families moved here-- C. A. Wain from Moreland, Fred Potter from Oran,~R. A. Vanroy from Bentley. They are all employed in the Chicago. Great Western tower. . Come*. From Ame« CLARKSVILLE-- Sadie Garner of Ames was a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Logan Garner and family, . . . Are From Minneapolis BRISTOW-- Mr. and Mrs. Arius Cota, Minneapolis, are visiting at the Clayton M. Arnold home. Mrs. Arnold, who had been in Minneapolis for two weeks, returned home with, the Cotas. Goes to Albert Lea- . SHEFFTEtD-- Miss Helen Flanagan spent the week-end at the Dr. Camp home at Albert Lea, Mtnn. Guests at Hanlontown " HANLONTOWN-- Mr. and -Mrs,: Ed Yedicke and daughter, Lorraine, of Alpha, Mirny, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Karnatz. Entertained at^Program. · KANAWHA-- The Woman's auxiliary entertained the Eastern Star organization and. husbands with a program and lunch at the Masonic hall. . t Superintendent in Hospital · OTRANTO-- Supt. Mertori\ Crowl has been, taken from. St. Paul to Estherville. He entered the hospital there Friday 'for treatment. Mrs. Crowl expects , to return, Monday , to resume her duties as primary teacher. . . ' , Buys Swea City Business, SWEA CITY-- Richard Cronk, who lived near. Armstrong 1 , bought the Felky feed grinding business. Mr. Felky is not certain what line of work he will enter at the present time. ' Last Session of Year Held GORDONSVILLE, Minn. -- Ladies of the Home Management club, who have been studying: under direction of the agricultural extension service of the University of Minnesota,. with! Mrs. Anna Buchanan as local leader, held their fifth and last meeting with Mrs. S.' R. Buchanan Wednesday. Stolen Car Recovered \ C L A R K S V I L L E-- The Merle Whlteside family went to Waterloo to attend a show. Aftef the show Lhey found their auto was stolen. The car 'was later recovered. Are Given Charivari · PLYMOUTH --Thirty 'neighbors gave the newiyweds, MK and Mrs. YOUR IOWA One Interesting, Fact Every Day About the State Yon- Are Proud to 'Call Your Own! Iowa has, the only : shipyard in the upper -Misaisslppl valley. It is located at Dubuque and is known'as the Dubuqu* Boat and. Boiler company; manufacturing crafts in use in every part of the United States. The DUbuque harbor is headquarters a\so for the Upper Mississippi river federal barge lino fleet Omes From Des Moines. CORWITH--Mrs. P. E. Walley of Des Moines, visited Sunday with her husband, Dr. P. B. Waliey Is Contest Judge, SCARVILLE--Supt. C. B. Johnson was one of the Judges of the declamatory contest .at Klester, M1nn., Friday evening. . · . \ . · · Return to Miles City. GLENVTLLE, Minn--Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bboen returned to their home at Miles City, Mont, after having attended Mr. Booen's mother's funeral.. Are Parents of Son PLYMOUTH--Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schmidt are the parents of a son, born at their farm home five miles northeast of Plymouth' Saturday. Mrs. Henry Wertjps is with Her daughter. « · · , Is In North Dakota HANLONTOWN-r-M. O. Hall left for Form an, N. Dak., to drive the car .here belonging to Mrs. Elmer Levang. Leaves for Farm KIESTER, Minn.--Fred Hedberg and his sister, Mrs. Mae Simonson, left Saturday for Kasson, Minn., where he purchased a farm. Arrive in Bancroft BANCROFT--Mrs. John Krapp and son, Lawrence, Jamestown, N. Dak., arrived for a visit at the Mrs. John Kockler home. Visit in Centerville COULTER--Supt. F. B. Elledge, accompanied by hia wife and children, visited with Mr. ElHdge's parents in Centerville Saturday and Sunday. Moves at Leland LELAND--Mr. and Mrs. L. R Johannes,, a charivari rFriday evening. · Is From Cedar Rapids ·SHEFFIELD--Mrs. O. W. Esslinger, Cedar Rapids, spent the week-end at the J. G. Esslinger home. Birthday Is Celebrated HANLONTOWN--A s u r p r i s e party was held Friday evening for Mrs. A. O. Kaasa at her home to celebrate her. birthday anniversary. Street Sfale Announced LELAND-rA street sale will be held at Leland Saturday. Move, to Bancroft .BANCROFT--Oscar Sprout and family of Emmetsburg moved in the house Jn the west end of town occupied : .by Ted Klein/ . ; Attends College .Homecoming ·COULTER --Mlas Edna 'Bondb, primary teacher, went to Blair, Nebr., to attend^ a homecoming at Dana college Saturday. Mias Bondo was a member of the graduating class last spring. ·' Entertains i LadleB' Aid GORDONSVILLE, Minn.--Mrs. T. G. Bue entertained : the ladles' aid. Come From Pierre. GREENE--Mr. and Mrs. George Freeman of Pierre, S. Dak., arrived Sunday for.a..yisit with Mr. Freeman's mother,'Mrs. D. R. Freeman Who is seriously ill. Mr. Freeman is representative of South Dakota.' . , Student Comes Home. CORWITH--Miss Lois Scace, student at Iowa stats' college, spent the wdek-end at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fay Scace. Will Meet at Church, CORWITH--The Methodist , Ladies aid society will meet at the church parlors Wednesday afternoon with the following hostesses: Mrs. D. B. Foley, Mrs. Sam Winchell, Mrs. W. J. Chase and Mrs. Charles Johnson., Leave for Hayward. FLOYD--Mrs. Will Redfield and daughter, Jessie Downing and husband and son, Jimmie, left by auto Saturday morning for Hayward, .Wis., wtere they will visit Mrs. Fern Love Joy and family. Community Club to Meet. VGLENVTLLE, Minn.--The Community club will hold the regular meeting Wednesday in the M. W. A, hall. A program is planned. Move Near Mason City. GREENE--Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schrader, who traded their farm north of Greene for a farm near Mason City, moved to their-new home the last of the week. Ill With Pneumonia. CORWITH--Mrs. George Krausa is- seriously ill at her home with pneumonia. Mr. Krauss, who has also ;been · quite ill the past three weeks, ia not much, better. Leave for Homes GARNER--Mr. and Mrs. Foster Bickel and 'daughter, Verna, returned-'Saturday to their home in Washington, Iowa, where Mr. Bickel IE instructor in manual-training. The-Bickels had been here to attend the funeral of Ed Welllmeyer, father .of Mrs. Bickel. ' Visit-In Des Mcines .GOLDFIELD--Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. McCallum and daughter visited, at' Des Monies Saturday and Sunday. Fjelstad moved from Lake Mills to the farm near Leland "that they own which had been rented by Chris Olson, who has gone to a farm tha he purchased near Lake Mills Palmer Olson moved from a farm north of here to one he bought. Mel vin Peterson goes to the one Olson left, and Allen Rank ^comes. from Forest City to the one vacated b; tie Petersons. MEASE GILLES, OSAGE, IS DEAD Funeral Services Are^ Held for 'Man Survived by, Eight Children. OSAGE, March 2.--Mease Gllles, 68, of the Gillea Motor Company, died early Saturday morning,' Funeral services were held Monday morning at Sacred Heart church. He'is survived by three sons, Ernie, "Guy and Vincent, the Jast named iving in Chicago and five daughters, Mrs. M. J., Fox of Spooner, Wis.; Mrs. Glen French,' Iowa Falls; Mrs. Albert Ginsterblum; Shebpygan, Wis., and/Mrs; Alex Weber and Mrs. Lawrence Helfter of Osage. One daughter died in infancy. Three School Directors at Coulter to Be Namec COULTER, March 2--At Coulter's school election to be held in the city hall March 9, .three directors wil be elected to succeed Mrs. Edna Aagesen, Mrs. Nels C. -Pederson and Thowald Jensen. West Union Country Club Makes Clubhouse Plans , WEST UNION, March 2.--The West Union Country club expects t begin erection soon of a new club house, similar to the clubhouse on the New Hampton golf course. Offi cers and directors of the club visitec New Hampton a few days ago to ob tain data. NEW PROSECUTOR Lake Mills Lions Eat Bread and Milk; Send Sufferers Lunch Fees LAKE MILLS! March 2.--The Lions started out to .do their share ,SuTiimrip] in of helping the drought .campaign ^"CCUmDefl m y eating bread and milk at their uncheon. No other food was placed on the tables. All food was donated and all of the luncheon fee usually riarry M. Reed of Waterloo has been appointed new United States attorney for the Northern Iowa district by President Hoover. His appointment has been confirmed by the senate. Lake Mills Legion Will Hear Buffalo Center Man LAKE MILLS, March 2.--At the next meeting of the American Le gion, Ray Murray, adjutant of the post at Buffalo Center, will be^res ent with his wife to speak on th "Benefits of the Ex-Soldier." Mrs Nels Olson, county president of th auixiliary, is also expected to b present. MRS, GRAVES IS BURIED IN OSAGE spent by each Lion, was available for' the drought donation. TWO HONORED AT BRISTOW CHURCH Mr. and Mrs. Albert Feted on 60th Anniversary of Marriage. -. BRISTOW, March 2.--Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Albert were guests of honor at the United Brethren church Saturday evening at a community gathering which celebratec the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage. Friencfs planned and carried out the affair as a courtesy to these two who spent their entire wedded life here, being married in 1871. The three living children o Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jong ago n-oved to other places, but came back for the occasion. The church was elaborately decorated. Beneatl the arch the elderly couple stoot while the Rev. Mr. Hedges tightened the marriage knot. A short and ap propriate program was given dur ing the evening. Is Survived by Two Sons, One Daughter. .OSAGE, March. 2.--The body of lira. Charles Graves was brot here 'or burial Sunday from her homein Minneapolis. She leaves "two sons, Bugene and Clarence and a daugh- ;er, Viola. Another daughter diecf'in infancy. The Graves family was Jifted musically, Charles Graves having been one of the finest corn- etists Oaage ever produced. His family .orchestra was well known in Minneapolis. His son, Clarence, is a violinist in Minneapolis symphony orchestra. A sister, Miss Hattie Sprague, is still living. Two at Fayette Observe 53rd Year of Wedding FAYETTE. March 2.--The fifty- third wedding anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. A., W. Whitford was observed Friday. A family dinner celebrating the event was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joy Whitford. The twelfth wedding aunlversay of a daughter, Mrs, Carl Masters, was Saturday and was celebrated at the same time. Ohio Dean Will Speiik CEDAR FALLS, March 2.--Thomas C. MoCracken, dean of the. college of education of Ohio university, will deliver the graduation address at the winter term exercises of the Iowa State Teachers' college Thursday evening, March 5.. Visit In Clarksvllle CLARKSVILLE--Mr. and Honored at Party CORWITH--Mias 'Vera Judd of Mafcus spent the friends in Corwlth. Mrs. FAYETTE, March 2. -- Funeral services for Mrs. I. M. CulUhs, '59, were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church by Dr. J.- D. Cainton. Mrs. Cullins died Thursday · morning after a long illness. She Is survived by her A husband: three daughters, ' Mrs. Frank Bartholomew, Winter Park, Fla.; Mrs. Frank Barker, Dubuque; Mrs. William Sinnot; Mason City; one sister, Mrs. Charles Ash, Fayette, and one brother, L. D. Shaffer, Fayette. Schools Hold Classes for Handicapped Pupils ' DES MOINES, March 2. (JSff-T Thirty-tnree Iowa school systems maintain special classes for bandit capped children, reports R. C. Williams, research director of the state department of public Instruction; Ninety-seven teachers instruct 2,095 pupils who are physically disabled or mentally retarded, Williams said- Ten districts transport pupils to special classes at public expense. Ordered to County Home. LAKE! MILLS, March 2.-- The 24 inmates of the county home wjll b« increased this week by five members, according to a transfer order la? ued in court whereby the board of control orders the tranfer of Ed Gregerson, Ole B. Johnson, Olaf Severson, Albert Reine and Martin Eielaon from the state hospital at Cherokee to the Winnebago county home. William-Denney and son, Walter, of Cedar Rapids, visited the R. C. Pol- sal and Harriet and Charles, Kocker home. . Goes to South Dakota BRISTOW--Charles L. Yost left Friday for South. Dakota to make preparations for beginning work on a 'contract he received for road grading. · · · Leaves for Milwaukee SHEFFIELD--Mrs. Victor Ko^ schade left for Milwaukee to tiring Mr. Koschade home .after his recent operation for appendicitis. Superintendent Is Visitor HANLONTOWN--Supt. and Mrs. Ulish. and two children, of near Spencer, are visiting Supt and Mrs. R. J. Elliott Superintendent Ulish was the referee at'the tournament games. Auxiliary Sponsors Vaccination KANAWHA--The Woman's auxiliary is sponsoring 1 the vaccination of the Kanawha school children fot diphtheria. The "first injection was' given Friday morning. '· "· Home for Visit -.' OTRANTO -- Miss Bertha von Bergen, nurse, Cedar Falls, spent Saturday night here with her parents. Again in Rockford ' R O C K F O R D--MiBB Margaret Ryan returned from Decorah, where she has been employed in a beauty shop. Comes From California FERTILE--J o h n n 1 e Halverson, son of Mrs. Lewi* Rye, visited his mother and sister, Mabel, at Joice. He is employed in California. , · · Given Surprise Party CLARKSVILLE --Forty neighbors gave a surprise party for tjie Ed Ran'dolph. family, who. are moving: to the Mrs. Jesse French farm northeast of here. ' · Hanlontown Party Held HANLONTOWN-T-A party was held Friday evening for Blanche and Reuben Escherich. Dancing was the week-end with A bridge party in her honor was held Saturday evening at the\ Glenn Page home. Entertained at Scarvllle I S C A R V I L L E -- T h e Lutheran Daughters of the Reformation were entertained at the A. M. Larson home Saturday afternoon. ,, Goes to Cedar Falls FLOYD--Miss Alice Laun returned to her school duties at Cedar Falls, having spent the week-end at home. Given Surprise Party ' , GLENVILLE, Minn.--A number of families from East Shellrock surprised Mr. and Mrs. Harley McKane and family, who expect to leave the first of the week to reside on a farm near Northfleld. . Goes to Dubuque CALMAR^-Miss Clarice Serfling has gone to Dubuque to spend a few days visiting friends th'ere. Home From South Dakota CORWITH--Miss Mildred Cook is home from Corsica,.S. Dak., where she has been employed in a general store. Goes to Nevada , RICEVILLE--Miss Muriel Teeple, who has been employed as stenographer for the past eight months in the Hendricks and Hendrtcks law office at Rlceville, has accepted a position as stenographer in a directory publishing house at Nevada. Miss Teeple started work at Nevada today. Come From Marshalltown . FLOYD--Glenn Hutzell, Eldora, and Thresa Mapes, Marshalltown, spent Sunday at the Ed Mapea home. evening's pastime. Four at Riceville Are Candidates for School Directors RICEVILLE, March 2.--The election of school directors in the independent district of Rlceville set for March 9 has brot two tickets into the field, Lloyd Richmond and Gene Gooder and Mrs. Blanche Sweet and Mrs. Fay Martin. Mrs. Sweet and Raymond Burke's term r-plred. Mr. Burke is not a, candidate for re-election. Ive ridden the Western Plains --says Ckesterfeld © 1931, LIGGETT Mnou Toucco Co. VCt you'll meet me in the thick of a Broadway crowd It's a far cry from the cow country to Broadway. But what it takes to make the broncho buster "open up" about his cigarette is exactlyvwhat you want in your smoke. Good taste--and lots of it! And that is first a matter of tobacco quality, never forget it! 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