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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 13 fli 1937 GAZETTE SPORTS BABE PICKS PAT AS GOLF'S BEST Didrikson Says Young Star Tops Nation's Ace Five in Women's Play. MIAMI, Fla., (UP)--Mildred "Babe" Didrikson, once America's greatest feminine athlete and now a business woman golfer, ranks Patty Berg, 18-year-old Minneapolis schoolgirl, tops among the nation's five leading links- women. "There's a gal with the old fight," she said of the red-headed youngster who has Triumphed in two oC the three winter circuit tournaments. Patty won the Augusta titleholdevs' championship and retained the Miami Biltmore crown. "She's got what it takes and right now is tops." "Maureen Orcutt Crews? Well, she- isn't playing much tournament golf · but it she were, I couldn't give her any better than the: No. 2 spot. Patty could beat her four out of five times the way she's playing now. I'm telling you, that freckle face is good." Miss Didrikson listed Glenna Collett Vat-e o£ Philadelphia third: Mrs. Opal S. Hill of Kansas City fourth -and Kathryn Hemphill of Columbia, S. Car., fifth. The Columbia sharpshooter who defeated Miss Berg for the Charlotte Harbor title two weeks ago "is a lady who's going to take 'em this year," Babe warned. "She has a stout heart and a good drive. Watch her go. "Miss HemphiU" belongs to the group I call 'golf diggers of 1937.' By golf diggers, I mean the younger stars coming up. These would include Dorothy Kirby, the 17- year-old Atlanta lass, who is one of the outstanding newcomers and has -great possibilities, and Helen Detweiler, of Washington. Helen's only 21 and has been playing the game three and a half years. Keep an eye on her." PREPS GET WIN WITH TOP TEAM (Continued From Sport Fage) chances--to cancel an attempt of his own. Gorman jumped high on a two- handed pivot shot to score for the Mohawks, but Rube Goehrig matched his goal with a long one from tile south side of the court. The : score stood.at 16 to 11 after .the, goals were rung. up. Wallace stretched the Mason City lead another point on a free throw as the period was half gone. Lead by Dozen Points. Wallace grabbed the ball away from the Trojan.defense and spun it through.-the hoop, one-handed, to give the Mohawks a 19 to 11 lead, which Fletcher pushed up two points when he raced under the ring, wide open, to take Wallace's fireball pass and shove it.into the net on the run. Gorman picked up a rebound to cage another goal just before the period ended, setting the Mohawks ahead by 23 to 11. Goehrig picked a rebound off the floor to dunk one for East just after the final period tipoff, and pushed in another as he and Hea- therlon caught Wood alone undei the west goal and drew him out The Mohawk lead, was set at eight points, with the Scoreboard reading 23 to 15. Mohawks Keep Ball. Heatherton slipped a n o t h e r through the net from an out of bounds pass, shooting over, the short Mohawk defense, but Wallace missed a free throw after Heatherton had fouled him on a dribble under the goal. Gorman missed another with two minute: left in the game. Mohawk ball-hawking kept tin leather in Mason City possession for all but a second o£ the re maining time, and Gorman pushet the total two points higher when he bagged a setup to end th counting for Mason City, with the final score set at 25 to 17. Luther Stops Threat. by Beating Simpson DECORAH, (fP) -- Luther col lege's bid for the Iowa conferenci basketball championship w a: strengthened following the Norsemen's repulsion of a Simpson threat, 35 to 32 here Friday night The victory stretched Luther's leadership with five wins agains one defeat, and was the Redmcn's third defeat in 10 conference bat- lles. Iowa Wesleyan Wins From Dubuque Team MOUNT PLEASANT, (/P)--Bob Frost, Iowa Wesleyan cenler connected for 19 points in pacing the Wesleyan offense to an eas: 57 to 39 Iowa conference basketball victory over Dubuque here Friday night. PLAY OLB GAME Scarville high school's basket ball teams will come here Wednes day, Feb. 17, to play a doubl header which was previously post pbned due to snow blocked roads This is the last home game of th season. Mat Results HIGH SCJJOOI* Clarion 3D; AJftmi 10. Playing Holdout Game Is Safe as Mungo's Fireball * Owners Say Sign, Or Else, Lead Mohawks GORMAN WALLACE FLETCHER ·WOOD GRID RULES TO GET AIRED OUT Forward Pass Regulation to Make Food for Thought at Annual Session. NEW YORK, (/PJ--Regulations governing intercollegiate football will get their annual examination under the critical eyes of the National Collegiate A. A. rules committee and officials' and coaches' advisory groups at a three day session under way at Absecon, N. J. · Topping the program is an un- estricted discussion of the for- vard pass interference regulation. ?he view of each of the 19 mem- jers of the amalgamated committees will be sought, while at east two suggestions virtually re certain to receive serious con- ideration. One, recommended by coaches, vould eliminate bodily contact ictween two or more eligible layers as construing interference in a pass. The other would reate a zone for. the passer, ten r 15 yards behind the line of crimmage, with the idea of peeding up the play, and elim- nate long looping passes which elegraph the play to the opposi- on and usually result in a mad cramble for the ball. "If a zone is established for ie passer, it would speed up lay," said a member of the committee. "For example, supposing passer is allowed to drop back 10 more than 15 yards in all from he line of scrimmage, it would nean he would have to get the sass away much faster; the in- ended receiver would have to cut down the field faster, and there'd be less chance o£ the defense spotting him." Whatever the officials do, if anything, it isn't likely they will reduce the penalty, which puts ihe ball in play at the point of interference. This was practically forecast by Secretary William Langford, who said: "I don't think it would be appropriate, to reduce the penalty because if we do, we'll just be inviting more interference." Klemme High Takes Heavy Scoring Tes K L E M M E -- Klemme higl school's basketball team turnec the game into a track meet Friday night as it overwhelmed Hayfield 75 to IB in a Seven Eagles conference contest. Jorgenson set a Klemme floor record for scoring a: he counted 33 points toward thi rout. RUSH TO COACH IOWA CITY, (£)--Bob Rush instructor in the physical education department, will supervise the University of Iowa's tennis squads this season, Athletic Director E. G. Schroeder announcec Saturday. When Major Stars Talk of Bigger Checks. By SID FEDEB NEW YORK, (#)--Strictly because most of the major league magnates seem tired of sticking out their chins, playing the holdout game this spring is about as safe t'or a ball player as trying to stop Van Mungo's fireball with his icad. The moguls with contract trou- oles are climbing aboard the high horse at a lively rale, and nre telling off the protesting hired hands with a "lel-the-chips-lail- where-lhey-may" attitude. Col. Jake Ruppert, Ihe beer- making boss o£ the world's champion New York Yankees, seems to have keynoted the suddenly developed let's-get-tough fraternity of owners when he looked over his holdout list, and gasped at the salaries demanded. Sign--or Else! "The holdouts are going to sign and convince me they're satisfied --or else," was his ultimatum. "And regardless of what happens, we'll have a team on the field this year." Although his flat refusal to pay anything like the $50,000 Lou Gehrig wants, or the telephone- number salaries shouted by Joe DiMaggio, Jake Powell and Charley Huffing, hasn't produced any immediate results in the state of the Yankee roster, it has been getting plenty of backing from other molested moguls. J. Louis Comiskey, old Bob Quinn, Eddie Collins, Alva Bradley of Cleveland and others already have spoken in no uncertain tones. Fine and Pay Way. Comiskey threatened his Chicago White Sox headaches, among whom are Luke Appling, Rip Rad- clif£e and a' determined Zeke Bonura, with action where it would lurt the most--in the pocketbook. "If the boys don't come around by March 1," he warned, "I may decide to fine each of them 5100 a day for every day thereafter until hey sign up. And thery'll have to )ay their own training expenses until they're in condition." Quinn probably gave Buck Jordan a lot to think about when he :old-shouldered the demand from he Boston Bees' first baseman vith the statement Buck could make his own terms" for a trade o any other club. "If Jordan can induce any club ,o give lis a half decent infielder n return," said the Bees' president, "we'll let him go. Looked for Trade. 'We've tried to trade him all vinter. He's been getting top sal- ry four years and has had only ne good one in that time." President Alva Bradley of the hdians had something similar to ;ay about Catcher Billy Sullivan's request for a pay boost to 510,500 i-om the approximately 57,500 he drew last year. Although he didn't threaten trade, Bradley flatly stated Sullivan's "idea o£ his value differs widely from the club's." Collins has five Boston Red Sox holdouts, and he's wasting no time telling the boys what's what. Pitchers Fritz Ostermueller, Jack Russell and Rube Walberg, had poor season in 1936, he points out, arid so "have nothing en which to base demands for raises." Babe Dahlgren and Johnny Kroner, who also are balking, "have false ideas of their values," adds the Gold Sox general .manager, Lindberghs Decline Beans for Breakfast, Take Off for Cairo CAIRO, Egypt, (/P)--Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh tool off from Mersa Matrouh for Cairo at 1 p. m. Greenwich time Saturday (7 a. m. C. S. T.) The "Flying Lindberghs" spen the night at the small army pos on the western desert, two houi by aii from Cairo. They declined their first Egyptian breakfast of baked beans am 'ordered light rolls and coffee substituted for the heavy fare. The flying couple slept late In the little 20 room hotel at Mersa Matrouh, a tiny fishing villagi two hours by air from Cairo, the possible destination of their jaun from England. PURDUE AVINS CHICAGO, (UP) -- Purdue's (rack team defeated Chicago for Ihe first time in history Friday night in a dual meet at the University of Chicago field house, ·14-42. TELEGRAPHERS WIN LE MARS, (/P)--The Western Union college took an easy 54 to 39 victory over Dana (Nebr.) college here Friday night. Given Paid Vacations. DES MOINES, (/P)--Vacations o£ from one to three weeks for hourly paid employes who have worked two years or more, were announced by the Iowa Packing company here. Approximately 690 workers will receive the vacations, with regular pay. Driver Held Blameless. DES MOINES, (/P)--Polk county deputy sheriffs held Frank Bazin, 30, blameless in the automobile collision in which Frank Battini, '26, Ankcny, was killed Friday." Deputies snid Batlini's car skidded directly into the path of Bazin's machine. ' $328,474 Donated by lowans to Red Cross Flood Reliel ST. LOUIS, Mo., OT--lowan have contributed 3328,474 fo flood relief, American Red Cros headquarters reported here. Th lotal relief fund for 17 states ii the midwestern division was listd at $6,073,000. Other contribution by states included: South Dakot $46,815, Minnesota, $382,509; anci Nebraska $161,438. Baby-at Riceville Smothers to Death RICEVILLE--A baby, the chil of Mr. and Mrs. Kirkandall, wa smothered to death accidentall at the. Kirkandall farm, 3 mile north of Riceville, Saturday morn ing. The Kirkandall family ha movei; to the farm, known as th Torney place, recently. Shcrif Kalhan find Coroner Eiel c Osage were called to invcstigal Snow blocked roads handicappe · those going lo the farm. Many Newspapers Played Part in 79 Year Evolution of Press in Cerro Gordo County IJy CHARLES H. CELO In 1870 Si Ian Noyes and S. A. Steve" Sirdne were the publish- :rs o£ the Cerro Gordo Republican vhich had been passing through 'arious ownerships since 1861. During '71 and '72, and to near he end of '73, the late N. V. Srower, former state senator from his district and.first editor, late n 1833, of the Daily Globe, was owner, publisher and editor of the Republican after he came here, or rather to Garner, Hancock county, om Mishawaka, Ind., where he lad been publishing a weekly. The Lucas-Chapman Era. In the fall of '73, Silan Noyes and eorge Lanning purchased the pa- er, but they lost it to the old cap- talist and money lender of that day here, John West, in 1876 through foreclosure. 'After a scant month's management. West'sold he paper in November, 1876, to \V. V. Lucas, who had just moved iere from Waverly where he had jeen editor of the Waverly Rejiub- ican for eight years. Captain Lucas,'ah ex-union soldier in '61-'65, continued alone in the paper until October, 1879, when he sold a half- nterest to C. G. Sargent, former editor of Hanctfck Independent, at Earner, but after a few months, or n March, 1880, Mr. Sargent re- ired and A. B. "Briney" Lucas, son of Captain Lucas, joined with lis father in the publication of the paper. In the fall o£ , that year, 1880, Captain W. V. Lucas was elected auditor of state. After his term o£ office. Captain Lucas returned to Mason City and, with his son 'Briney," published the paper un- il April, 1883, when the excep- ionaliy capable Leo Chapman urchased the office. Mr. Chapman lad been thoroughly schooled i'f. ournah'stic work through various departments of the old State Reg- ster at Des Moines. He had worked up from the case to a staff member. He was a native of Val- laraiso, Ind., born there in 1857. Old Republican Strong. Like Captain Lucas and his son 'Briney," Leo Chapman was tal- inted. which kept the . old Re- lublicari in the front rank of North owa papers for many years. Just vhen seemingly destined for a rilliant journalistic career and aving married the then singular- y promising young teacher, and ater principal ol the old Central chool, (now the administration uilding), Carrie Lane, Mr. Chap- Tian died just before reaching the ge of 30 years, in 1886. Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, as he is now internationally'known, ssisted him materially in his edi- orial work along with her school onnections. Decline of the Old Paper. After that, early in 1887, the Re- ublican passed into the hands of he late L. L. Klinefelter, who had een county superintendent o£ chools for a term or two. (His vidow, Mrs. Carrie Klinefelter. till resides in this city at 203 econd street northwest.) Kline- elter, after a somewhat topsy- urvy career, published his some- vhat noted Farmer's Institute, vith. its widely advertised slogan, 'It Pays to Think." Meantime, late in the eighties, Will Ed Tucker, one of the old fashioned conservative country japer publishers, who like most oC lis contemporaries of that period, worked from case to editorial chair and make-up stone, was publishing a modest paper, the Express, and he and the more turbulent Klinefelter joined the two papers under the name of Express- Republican, under joint ownership of Tucker and Klinefelter. Ready Print Shop Planned. Early in 1890 Bailey brothers came to Mason City and claimed experience with ready print casting for country papers. They conceived the idea of converting the Express-Republican plant into such an affair. They hardly go under way in that line when along came the Myers Brothers, Charles K. and Fred W, from Denison where they hnd grown up ii country newspaper work will their father, Fred K. Myers, a veteran publisher o£ Denison. They bought the Baileys out and by hard plodding work kept [he old paper alive, and that is about all until 1906 when the Stanberys Rec and "Mose," got it "for ; song." They published the old paper fo; a few years along with a largi job printing business. Then early in 1909 sold what was left to the Globe-Gazette, which was then owned by Muse and Conroy. Early in 1898 when the Globi was sliil owned by Peedan and Marine the latter bought the thei strong and popular weekly Ga zelte from Will Ed Tucker and Harry Stanbcry and changed the name of the consolidated paper lo Globe-Gazette, which Ihey soJ lo Muse and Conroy late lha same year. The Artful Kcc Slanbcry. Just as an illustration how th' alert Hec Stanbery made money enough in early Mason City news paper ventures to enable him ti retire with his dogs and rods am old pipe and guns to a life hi craved when a comparative!} young man the case of the West ern Democrat might be cited. He started and financed this publica tion in February, 1877; with good capable worker and experi enced mechanical man, James B Adams, as a partner but after fe\v months Adams felt forced t retire and Rcc got the benefit o his investment. Then in 1880 the a r t f u l Rcc sol the entire p l a n t , to Thomas C Medavy, a very capable newspa per man as an editor but not s good as a business manager. I History Up to 1870 Editor's Note: The following, one of a scries of articles on North Iowa newspapers from 1S36-1870, gleaned from a bulletin of the University of Iowa extension department, t e l l s something of the beginning; of newspapers in Cerro Gordo county leading up to the period with ivLicli Charles Gelo deals: in his article. Cerro Gordo Press, a neutral sheet edited by the democratic Datus Coon, was first printed in June, 1858, on a hand press brought to Mason City from Osage. It was a 7 column folio, all home print, with the mechanical work performed by Will E. Tucker and C..C. Doolittle. The 1 paper remained in Mason City only two years, then was moved to Hancock county. For years it was the official paper of a half dozen counties and was said to have printed enough tax lists to paper every house in the county. Cerro Gordo Republican was begun in Mason City by an ambitious schoolmaster, J. H. Aylesworth, in April, 1861. It was a neat 6 column folio, all home print, and remained under Aylesworth for less than a year. He sold to Horace G. Pa'r- ker and C. W. Tobin, Jan. 1, 1862. Tobin left to join the army and Silan Noyes and S, A. Sirrine then made up the firm. Several changes followed before 1870, with Noyes always one of the.partners. Clear Lake Observer was subscribed by local persons who refused to pay after type had been ordered by the founder, H. D. Lindley, early in 1870. George E. Frost advanced the money, but the paper lasted only through 15 numbers under Ltndley, beginning in April of that year. Frost was left with a printing office on his hands, and he issued a strongly r e p u b l i c a n , virile paper, through 1870. His was the first abolition press ever used in trie United States, that used by Lpvejoy at the time of his murder at Upper Alton, 111. Mason City Express began in December, 1870, under J. G. Hamlin and I. R. Kirk, as an 8 column folio with the motto, "Business," and politics, republican. wo years Rec bought the plant jack at his own price and "hanged the name to Mason City Times. Mr. Medary, a talented vritev, had changed the name o£ he Western Democrat to North owa Journal and after his failure ere he, with his sons, Charles, Edward and George, returned to Vaukon, launched The Democrat nd were successful to a marked .egree. Scored Signal Success. After the versatile Tom Medary as well as the oldest son, George, lied in their prime soon after their eturn to Waukon, in the late ·ighties, and Charles, the young- st son, had entered the theatrical ield, Edward Medary, now living etired at Waukon, carried on coring a signal success with the Id Democrat there. Rec Stanbery, in many ways, vas the most picturesque and pectacular as well as financially ic most successful of the old time ewspaper operators in these 'arts, and he also founded Ihe litchell, S. Dak., Daily Republi- an, which proved a highly suc- essful promotion for him. Mose," the baby oE Ihe Stanbery amily, worked along here and here with his more noted broth- rs, Rec and Harry, either as part wner or "hired help" and was nost successful in operating the ob printing departments. All three, Rec, Harry and Mose," are uncles of Lawyer Ralph Stanbery, now, in 1937, practicing law in Mason City vhcre he inherited his late fath- r's (John Stanbery) office and iraclice. About the last venture o£ he Stanberys in Mason City journalistic affairs was lo pick up heir old Daily Times after it was i financial wreck at Ihe end of he W. W. Goddard ownership, from 1888 to 1897. A Plate Service Daily. Mr. Goddard, a seemingly quite capable and well schooled young journalist, came to Mason Cily late in 1887 and launched the aright little weekly Herald. He came here from Sioux Falls, S Dak., where he had been connected with the pioneer daily newspaper of that city, the Argus- Leader. Late in 1888, Rec Stanbery sold his then .quite new Daily Times to Goddard, who merged it with his Herald under the hyphenate! name Times-Herald and wen along nicely for a few years in a conservative way with only the comparatively cheap so callec "boiler plate" news for the fron_ page shipped daily from St. Fau but o£ course always a day late as compared lo telegraph news. Evolution of Daily Globe. Meantime Rec Stanbcry wa: restless in idleness except his fa vorite pastime, hunting and fish ing in season. In 1893, after pro longed recreation, attending the great Columbian Exposition in Chicago, he was ready to set sai and spoil Mr. Goddard's exclusiv field though the city had a scan 6,000 inhabitants The then State Senator, N. V Brower, a thoroughly experience! and highly competent editor o former days in Indiana and Iowa including Dubuque and Masoi City, both with dailies and week lies, was recalled from retiremen on his farm in Hancock county, I t h e chief editorial p o s i t i o n Charles H. Gelo, then a rcsiden of Mason City, but who was the as well as for some yenvs prio connected with the editorial dc partment of the old Daily Glob in St. Paul, Minn., a "cub report er" in various departments bu anxious to reside at home in Ma son City, was given the post o city editor, which in those com paratively primitive times am with a struggling country dail: called for a diversity of activities The start was made early in. No vember, 1893, in an old. buildin known as the Day building whic stood then on the present site 6 the Northwest Savings bank an under the name, Morning Globe the naming of the paper being lei to Mr. Gelo, who naturally name it in honor of his journalist! alma mater. Rec, himself, as wa his custom in his journalistic en dcavors, remained unfettered a regards particular tasks, but it ca be truly said lo his credit that h was peculiarly versatile and in dustrious,' capable of giving a goo land in every detail of pioneer icwspaper work and work he did. Rec Got California Itch. In January, 1834, however, Rec ell victim to his old disease to get o California where he could hunt nd fish regardless of the many eeds of his new promotion. Of ouvse, to lighten his own respon- ibilities he had seen to it that all f his key men held a financial'in- erest in the business to inspire ;iem to their best efforts. Thus, Brower was engaged at Des koines in a prolonged legislative ession, on account of the -then ending prohibition fight follow- ng the supreme court millifica- .on of the original enactment. Rec started for California and le switch was o£ necessity made :om the morning to afternoon ublication since the night work as killing off the entire force. ; was all hand set, no linotype nachine then. Thus Mr. Gelo was left the whole cheese" from local editor, dyertising manager to editor in lief until eal-ly in the summer of 894, when he found the versa- le J. H. "Jap" Wheeler from iVaukon, Mandan, N. Dak., and Rockwell, who had been doing the oted session of that legislative erm for a string of country pa- ers and some metropolitan city allies. Mr. Wheeler proved a ompetent and popular local news vriter for some years until he vas compelled to retire a few ears later on account of frail ,ealth. Change Not Relished. It is needless to say that the hangc from morning to evening ublicalion was not relished by Mr. oddard who soon felt the keen ompetition of the aggressive Tlobe management. When Rec re- urned from California, he soon old his interest to W. H. Peedan m excellent business man and accountant, but "without journalist! experience. Mr. Peedan, who stil ·esidcs in the city, had beet county recorder for a couple c .errns. Messrs. Gelo and Peedan .earned along in the work with 'Jap" Wheeler, quite a genius, as city editor. In 1895 Capt. S. A. Marine, a union war veteran, who had form ;rly published the Vinton Eagl out more lately held the fedcra job of U. S. pension commissione tor Iowa, came to Mason City, a lie left office, to buy into th Daily Globe and he and Mr Peedan conducted the paper in ai even tenor, making progress how ever, right along until the late Wi! Muse and Dave Conroy came from the Ottuinwa Courier and Ceda Rapids Gazette and bought th paper late in 1898. Built 3 Story Buildin?. In 1913, after having absorbei the GnzeUe, Muse and Conroj built llio three story building on the southeast corner of Firs Street southeast and Delawar avenue for the new home of th consolidated papers, since shortlj before this what was left of th Daily Times had also been ac quired by them. After some years of conserve live, slow but sure plodding, a the town grew and they had sue ceeded by wise management t absorb all the other papers in th local field, Ihese two capabl journalists, who were wise enoug" to surround themselves with capable staff, made a pronounce success by ;iboul 1918 to 1920 a sole occupants of the expandin Mason City field, aided very m;i tcriiilly by the wonderful grovvt of Mason City and consequent na lural decline oC Hie old weeklies Gelo Became Turf Writer. Mr. Gelo, after having extri caled himself from the earl struggles of the Globe, went t Chicago and New York, thoug retaining his family home in Ma son City. After a few years a sta.ff writer on the old Intei Ocean Chicago Tribune and Ne York Sun, and occasionally Ne York Telegraph, he finally bios somed out as an acknowledge expert turf writer of national re pute (the harness racing turf while engaged as the principa staff writer on the old Horse He view of Chicago and New Yorl when that was the stcong an popular organ of the former tensive and popular sport of hai ness racing. This formerly strnn and fashionable pastime, in du time, however, succumbed to th aoctacular development of Ihe utomobiile. Lasl Slanbcry Promotion. Late in 1908 when the Daily imes was on the bargain coun- er trie Stanbory's bought it "for song" of course. All three, iarry, and "Mose," . headed by ec, polished up the old paper, n the outside anyway, so that hey were able to sell it advan- ageously to Emory H. English nd associates of Des Moines. Mr. nglish, who proved a very capa- le editor, came from a noted ewspaper family in Indiana but ad been living at Valley Junc- on, a suburb of Des Moines, for ome years where he published a ttle paper and was elected to .ie lower house of the stale leg- slature during the A. B. Cum- lins regime and thus fell into lie then ralher lucrative post o£ tate printer which helped him naterially in keeping the old ! aper alive. It was also attractively edited y Mr. English as it had been by Ir. Goddard a decade earlier. It vas during the Emory English ra that the Times building along n 1910-11 located at 19 West tate street, now used as a gen- ral office building mainly by he Mason City Brick and Tile ompany and Blythe, Markley, lule, Dibble and Cerney, was reeled to house the then seem- ngly prosperous plant, but within wo or three years the controlling corporation capitulated to the teady ascendency of the aggres- ive Globe-Gazette under the 'luse and Conroy ownership, vho bought what was lefl of the Id paper. Other Pioneer Papers. Outside of Mason Cily Ihe first icwspaper was al Clear Lake, the ndependent, started by S i l a n foyes and John M. Brainard on . 10, 1860. It was, however, noved to Hancock county aftei bout a year's struggle at the Lake, "'he nexl newspaper venlure al lear Lake was in 1869-70, the Observer, by H. D. Lindley and eorge E. Frost. They sold the ilant in May, 1872, to Judge M '. Rosecrans. The latter conduct- d what was said to be a real trong paper until the fall of thai 'ear when he sold out to Belmond larties who moved the plant to ne latter place. A few months later Clear Lake itizens wanted a newspaper, and n the spring of 1873, George E! ""Vest launched another with ai: nlirely new mechanical outii .nd during part of Ihe time of his iwnership he had a partner, Mr Jrady, a printer, and in 1879 they pld the plant to IT. J. Bush who ihanged the name to · the Clear Lake Mirror. Plant Is Sold. Within a few months, Bush sold he plant to Cooley and Sons who ·ere backed financially by the hen rising young lawyer and pol- tician, David W. Hum, who wa_ or many years after a strong fac or in Clear Lake business ' anc professional life, also in banking and county attorney for severa erms as well as representing th county in the state legislature. After a few years, Thomas am iVilliam Gray came into the Mir rar ownership and subsequently he Grays became sole owner and published a fine county pa per for many years and Willia ray was also postmaster at Clea Lake from 1908 to 1912. Shortl after his term of office, Gray die and the old Mirror was purchase by its present owner Frank Ath erton who came from Osag where he had been connected wit the Mitchell, County Press. M Atherton has maintained the ol high standard of the Mirror in marked manner to this date. Davenport's Reporter. As Jong ago a s 1889, a this wriling 47 years ago, J. Davenport, a capable young man, nany years postmaster at Rock- 'ell. This caused the passing at ie old Phonograph when E. E. uoland came to Rockwell a few ears ago and purchased the old aper and changed the name to 'ribune. Among the more minor coun- ry papers were the Plymouth tfews, established in 1881, suc- eeded by the Plymouth Pilot a ew years later and their sub- cription lists passed to the Cerro Gordo Republican. Then there vas the Swaledale Bee later the lecord, they struggled for a few ·ears and suspended. There were :mong this unfortunate class also he Meservey Messenger founded iy Joseph Moore, and the Doughrty World founded by E. M. Wilon in. 1902. Thornton Enterprise Survived. O£ all Ihese minor and mostly ^nsuccessful ventures, the Thorn- 011 Enterprise alone has survived o the present and seems to be making a go of it with the live- vire Horace Greeley : as editor nd publisher for a period 'round 40 years. iVES ESCAPE IN GUN BATTLE Three Des Moines Police Surprise Looters of Grocery Store. DES MOINES, (/P)--Three Des "Vloines policemen fought a running gun battle with grocery store hieves here early Saturday but he thieves escaped. The officers, Patrolman Millon Miles, Patrolman Daniel JprdaY and Merchant Patrolman William Dawson, were driving past the L. 3. York grocery store, 5634- Doug,as avenue, when they noticed an automobile parked before fiij- store, its rear license plate covered by a rag. Suspicious, the officers drew along side the car. Another au- :omobile roared out of a driveway reside the grocery, and the robbers fired twice at the officers, who returned the shots and then chased the fleeing thieves but lost [hem. Patrolman Jordan said two men were in the robbery car. Later officers learned that while they were chasing the car, another thief slipped out of the store and drove away in the car parked before the grocery. A quantity of meat and 35 pounds of buller were missing from the store, York said. came to Clear Lake with ering for ownership o£ a hank- paper. He founded the present Reporter and is still going 'strong. Thus, MRS. DHL, 93, DIES SUDDENLY Pioneer Resident of Charles City Succumbs, Leaving Ten Sons. ' CHARLES CITY--Mrs. Pauline Dinkel, 93 years and 10 months of age, died at 11 o'clock Friday night at her home, 1001 Gilbert street, Charles City, from heart disease. A pioneer resident o£ this vicinity, she was the widow of Chris Dinkel, who preceded her in death many years ago. Surviving are - 10 sons and daughters. Charles, Will, Hulda, Msr. Bertha Legel, Mrs. Mary Nelson, Mrs. Clara Ebert and Mrs. Laura Fredericks and Otto, all r£ Charles City, Mrs. Anna Meyers of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Lena Grossholi: of Los Angeles. Mrs. Dinkel was one ,ot eighl Charles Cily residents who were past !)0. Rebel Bombardment Hits Almeria, Spain judicious and generally correcl practice lias carried him through successfully. lor a longer period I , T ,,-,,,,,-, ,»,, -,, . , , . than not only any othci- paper in , " AD , RIA °' W-Many inhabi- the county, bin perhaps longer ' tallls ° l Alrmn'iawcre i u n ed and than any under the same owner- , ? cver ^ 1QUS 1 S , i" 5 ' 1 '? 5 "^ byt a .» ship in Northern Iowa. insurgent aerial bombardment, n w ' s " t e d Saturda It is one of the outstanding fac- w .'f s "P^ted Saturday from that c l t y e a fascist-held Malaga tors in North Iowa newspaper at- \ clty ; Kea fT S-» wscist-held M fairs how two such strong papers K^^ 1 !^^".^: as the Reporter and Mirror have! been maintained on such · aboard arriving at Alicante the government ship, , 3,000 inhabitants | g . cnt bombers in which one explo- ore than double slvc slrucl5 and damaged Manager of Knoxville Creamery Hangs Self KNOXVILLE, (/?)-- The body of Chris Jenspn, SO, manager o[ the Co-operative creamery . here, was found hanging in the cream- cry Friday night. Officers said he killed himself. marked high standard at Clear Lake all these years in a town with normally about but of course moi^ ,,,, uuuu *,.. that number through the summer | P row o r _ U l e i r sll| P- season. The Rockwell Phonograph. For many years 'round the turn of the century, a period when county weeklies in comparative by small towns were seemingly al their best, there was in this county at least one outstanding success in that line. The old Rockwell Phonograph conspicuously well conducted by W. A. Rugg from 1879 to 1881 with E. V. Whittlesey as a partner during part o£ that time. Late in 1881, the McEwens came from Floyd county to Rockwell, including the late Howard MeEwen, veteran city clerk at Mason City. It was, however, the father, W. L. McEwen, his sons, Elmer and Eugene, who made the paper such a strong factor for so many years the county. After the McEwen and his son, Elmer, in about 1905, the ownership of th Phonograph passed to the capable William A. Grummon, son-in-law and brother-in-law of the McEwens, who pro% r cd a highly capable editor and contributed well toward m a i n t a i n i n g the established his'i standard of the liltle papctjf The latter ^was also for -. te , TOT °' wcre said io have ? lso , o£ a sea atta ck by insur- the in the south part of death of the senior Sheffield High Has Win in Girls Scrap HAMPTON -- Sheffield's girls defeated Hampton 40 to 14 Friday night in the last local game for the high school six. Thornton led the home squad's attack. The Sheffield reserves won 18 to 8 in a preliminary game. Hurt in Truck Jlishap. ATLANTIC, OT-s. L. Eaton, 3a, Stella, .Mo., suffered severe head lacerations and possible f u r - ther injuries when his t r u c k plunged down a 20 foot embankment eight miles northeast O f ' hero. OHJceVs said . Eaton told them he fell asleep while i t i 1 ii driving.

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