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March 2, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 103 THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1939 Construction Work Done on Farm-to-Market Road $232,940 Spent in County on Projects Since Program Began P I ALLISON--One hundred three persons are currently employed on ihree Works Progress administration projects in Butler county, according to a special report released Thursday by George J. Keller, state WPA administrator. All construction work is concentrated on the larm-to-market road project which is employing 70 workmen "certified" to WPA by the county relief offices, and four "non-certified" supervisors. Two non-construction projects employ two certified men. The report reveals that $232.940 has been spent in the county on WPA projects since the inception of the program, the federal government providing $161,872 and the various sponsors providing $71,068. Farm-to-Market Roads The federal government has spent $105,000 and the county has spent ?65,048 on the rural road program. The present project replaces two previous projects, and operates on a county-wide basis under a federal allocation of $45,177 and county pledge of $49,417. The county has acquired under this work 208 miles of surfaced roads, five miles of graded roads, m I i t i\ nearly 36 .miles grubbed roads. of cleared Sixty-nine and culverts and bridges have been built, seven have been repaired, and 12 have been extended. A total' of 1,377 cubic yards of rock are crushed and stock piled, ready for road surfacing, and 8,658 cubic yards of rock are stock piled ready for crushing. Transient Camps In December, 1935, the I o w a State Conservation commission took over the employment of a large number of idle transients, opened camps at Parkersburg and Clarksville, and inaugurated an extensive program of park improvements. Shelters were built, roads, trails, landscaping, erosion control, and clearings were extended. Much of the work of creating the Clarksville lake was done with this labor. Reports show that as many as 200 transient workers were employed at one time, thereby taking a heavy load off ot county and city relief agencies. Work at Parkersburg was discontinued on Oct. 30, 1936, and fhe men transferred to Clarksville. As work there neared completion, and as state regulations governing transient relief changed, the men transferred to O'Brien county, then later to Dickinson county for work on the great lakes sewer project. A total of $47,073 in federal funds were spent during these improvements in Butler county. During April and May, 1938, the conservation commission directed the planting of great numbers of seedlings and small trees in Heery "Woods and Beaver Meadows state parks, using WPA workmen. Approximately 10,000 seedlings and 3,500 trees were set out in Beaver Meadows, which is one of the more recent acquisitions to the state parks system and is in need of much reforestation. At Heery Woods- approximately 2,000 seedlings and shrubs were set out. The work cost the conservation commission $322 and the WPA $454. City Streets Improvement Dumont opened a project on November 3, 1936, providing for a citywide street surfacing program. Five thousand cubic yards of limestone were quarried and stockpiled, then the grading and surfacing proceeded. Some paving was done by contract and was not included in the WPA project. Work was completed on October 1, 1937, at a federal cost of $8,845 and city cost of $5,698. Greene opened a similar program in the autumn of 1936, providing for quarrying and crushing 400 cubic yards of rock and spreading on the streets. Work progressed as funds and labor were Available until May 2, 1938, when the work was suspended indefinitely, with the proposed improvements approximately half completed. A total of $214 in federal funds had been spent to that date. Engineers' reports, show that a total of 11 miles of town streets have been surfaced in the county. Non-Construction Projects Distribution of surplus commodities, sponsored by the Iowa Emergency Belief administration, was started by WPA in Butler county on Feb. 5, 1936. At present this project employs 'one certified man. The adult education program in the county also employs one certified man. These are the only non-construction projects currently operating in Butler county. "The WPA projects in Butler county," Keller stated in concluding his report, "have been instrumental in lightening the relief load borne by the county, providing gainful employment for the large number of persons who would not otherwise have been employed. In addition, many projects of direct benefit to the county have been undertaken which probably would not have been instigated without WPA aid." Following is a tabulation of expenditures to date: Project WPA Spotiion Tolil Farm-lo-Marfcet K"««» ...... JJ05.000 JIB.IHJI JI70 MS T r » n i t e n l c»mp; . 4-, nnmonl S l r t f l j a Beaver Mcaf'-Mvs A n d H e e r y Woods . 45J 3-.; Greene S t reel* 214 S u r p l u s C o ra- modHit* . . oR fi 286 5 « Stacyville Woman Has 86th Birthday STACYVILLE--Mrs. Peter Wolf observed her eighty-sixth birthday Thursday. Mrs. Wolf was an early pioneer resident of Stacyville township, rearing her nine children here. Catholic Order to Meet Next Monday STACYVILLE--Catholic Order of Lady Foresters will meet Monday at Visitation hall for their first Lenten meeting. CHILDREN NEED MENTAL 'START' Dean Stoddard of Iowa Gives Views on Child Welfare IOWA CITY--A good start is what children need in mental life, just as that is necessary in other forms of. development. And the mental "good start" will be in habits of experiencing, of inquiring, of relating, and of symbolizing, it is believed by DeanGeorge D. Stoddard of the University o j Iowa graduate college a n d c h i l d welfare research s t a- tion. Dean S t o d d a r d presents h i s hypothesis jn an article on t h e u ps a n d downs of the IQ printed in the current is- s u e o f t h e "E d u c a tional Record Supple- Dr. Geotft Stoddard me nt." Structure Raised "Upon a solid structure of firsthand contact will be raised a structure of words and symbols and of meaningful abstractions. A child may be pushed toward all this or away from it," Dean Stoddard says. He pointed out that if pushed away from it, the child is not only deprived of opportunities to learn but also of opportunities to grow. Therefore the child is progressively discouraged. Great Strides Possible "On the other hand, with encouragement, the child can make great strides in motor skills, in manipulation, in social contact, in verbalization, and in the forming of abstract concepts," the lowan declared. Stronger differentials in the dynamics of education and stimulation tend to wipe out the differentials of birth and of heredity. We may expect in the future an educational program nicely fitted to the developing needs of the child, according to Dean Stoddard. Mail Carrier Uses Sled to Haul Mail During Snow Storm GREENE -- Tuesday's bliz?.ard blocked the roads in Greene and vicinity to such an extent that the local mail messenger E. D. Wilder used a hand sled to haul the mail between the railroad station and the postoffice, a milk man delivered milk with a team and bob sled. The roads were opened with the Butler county snovvplow so that Mrs. B. N. Needman who is ill with quinsy could be brought to the home of her parents Mr and Mrs. S. W. Downs, for treatment. BUTLER COUNTY WPA PROJECTS IS 81 YEARS OLD .TOICE--Mrs. E. C. Greely. local pioneer, celebrated h e r eighty- first birthday Sunday at her country home with relatives. It s Happened-the Schoolhouse Finally Burned! BIUCELYN, Minn.--Fire destroyed the rural schoolhouse located one mile north and a mile and a half west of Bricelyn at 4 a. m. Tuesday. The cause of the /ire has not been determined. When the fire was discovered by neighbors, the building was too far gone for them to be of any assistance. HANCOCK G.O, P. WOMEN TO MEET Featured Speaker at Garner Saturday Is Mrs. Frank Griffith GARNER--Mrs. Frank Griffith of Fort Dodge, a past president of the Fort Dodge Woman's club and the Fort Dodge Parent- Teachers association, will be featured speaker at a meeting of republican women from all parts of Hancock county to be held at the C. D. of A. hall here at 1:30 p. m. Saturday. The meeting at which Miss Christyna Callison, county recorder, will be hostess, was originally planned for Feb. 11 but was postponed then because of b a d weather. Mrs. R. R. Roberts of Britt, president of the Hancock County Republican Women's club, will preside at a short business meeting, and assisting Miss Callison as hostesses will be wives o£ county officers, Mrs. C. F. Merten, Mrs. Perm Eckels, Mrs. Fred Missal, Mrs. Roy L. McMillin, Mrs. L. M. Brower, Mrs. Elmer Raw, Mrs. Frank Schoun, Mrs. G e o r g e Klipping, Mrs. J. R. Baggs and Mrs. Clark Lovrien. Mrs. Walter Dirksen of Woden, vice chairman of the county republican central committee, will give a flag salute; Barbara Anne Williams of Garner will play piano solos; Mrs. Cecil Lewis of Britt will read . Van Dyke's "America For Me;" Mrs. Don O. Anderson of Garner will present vocal solos; and Mrs. Mayme Peterson of Titonka, president of the Kossuth County Republican Women's club, will speak briefly. Reports will be given by Mrs E. P. Healy of Britt, Mrs. W. S Pritchard of Garner, Mrs. H H Stewart of Kanawha, Miss Eleanor Can- of Garner and Mrs. W G Williams of Garner. South Africa Firm Employe Will Study at Ames College AMES, {/P)_Dean H. V. Gaskil of the science division at Iowa State college has been notifiet that a carbonated beverage firm in Johannesburg, South Africa will send an employe to the college for graduate training in bacteriology and chemistry. 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" " Br.», iow a HART MOTORS, lnc.--120 No. De Iowa re--Phone 980 WILL EXTEND WATER MAINS Harvey Sexauei- to Be in Charge of Eagle Grove Work EAGLE GROVE--Extension of Sagle Grove's water main system will soon be accomplished, under provisioiis of a WPA project recently approved, providing for continued employment of 30 WPA workmen. Harvey Sexauer, area engineer itationed at Hampton, will repre- jent WPA on the , improvement which is scheduled ' to start at once. Work will include laying approximately 2,600 feet of additional 4-inch water lines, and doing Lhe necessary filling in and grading. The \york is designed to connect existing lines to eliminate dead-end lines. This improvement will increase water pressure, improve fire protection facilities, and eliminate the stale water always found in such section of water mains. WPA has allocated a maximum of $2,202 to cover federal expenditures on the improvement while the city will furnish equipment, most o£ the materials, and a small share of the labor. Assessment Vote at Shenandoah March 13 SHENANDOAH, (ff)--The school district here hopes to amass a building fund of $7,000 a year from a 2% mill additional assessment to be voted on at the annual election March 13. The fund would be used to replace present school buildings. Waldorf Choir Will Give Joice Concert J O ICE--The Waldorf a cappella choir, composed of 58 members, is scheduled to give a concert at the Bethany church Friday evening. * Shovels Sidewalk on 88th Birthday 1U,*MCUTH -- John Graper celebrated his 88tli birthday anniversary Wednesday, March 1. After the storm he shoveled off his own sidewalk. He Is very active for hts years and drives his own car. Osage Eastern Star Meeting Postponed Because of Weather OSAGE--The meeting of the Osage E;istern Star which was to have been Tuesday afternoon and evening was postponed until Saturday on account ot the weather Mvs. Laura Lenz of Mason City will inspect the local chapter Mrs. Charles Kathan will head the committee which will serve the 6:30 dinner. Friday evening there is to be a benefit card party at the Masonic hall. Contract, auction and 500 will be played. Airplanes alone won't make us safe. How could we transport war supplies when the railroads have 700,000 fewer cars than they had last time.--Davenport Times. Carl Thorson From Eagle Grove Talks for Luverne Group LUVERNE -- Carl Thorson of the Eagle Grove Junior college addressed the Progressive club and their guests Monday evening at the community hall. In providing a background for his talk, "Traveling in Europe Today," Mr. Thorson gave a general review of the conditions in England, Italy, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. His address was instructive and interesting. Preceding the address some musical numbers were presented by the Rhythm band, directed by Miss Kleta Finley, primary teacher, and Miss Harriet Bcatty sang two numbers. There was a good attendance. A buffet lunch was served. Goodell Man Bound to Jury on Charge of Drunken Driving GAHNER--Tom Quigley of Goodell, arrested Friday by State Highway Patrolman Lynn Evans, was bound over to the grand jury of Hancock county district court when he was given a hearing Tuesday afternoon in the court of Justice of the Peace H. V. Reed. He is charged with driving while intoxicated. Thompson Educator Is Speaker on WOI THOMPSON--Superintendent of schools, Paul Norris, at Thompson gave a talk over WOI, Ames, Wednesday afternoon, ' sponsored by the Iowa conference of parents and teachers association. His subject was "What School Should Mean to Children." Mr. Norris will lake over his new duties as state inspector ot rural schools July 1, CALLED BY DEATH GREENE--James Agnew left Tuesday night for Burlington called there by the death of his sister. POTERFIELD IS NAMED WINNER Alexander Senior's Essay on Highway Safety Is First HAMPTON -- J. G. Poterfield, Alexander high school senior, was Franklin county winner in tht essay contest sponsored by the stat« safety council on "How Can Iowa Highways Be Made Safe?" Second place winner was Sidney Garland of Geneva and Wava Jarbos of Hausell and toretta Kropp of Sheffield tied for third place. Judges were Car! Foster', retiring county safety council president of Sheffield, H. G. Doerings- feldt, county superintendent of Hampton, and George Dunn of Alexander. Mrs. Leon Worden, Ledyard,WillBe Interred on Friday ALGONA--The funeral services for Mrs. Leon Worden, 50, of Ledyard has been postponed until Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Worden home because of a daughter living in Los Angeles, Cal, who is coming for the funeral. Mrs, Worden was the daughter of the late C. E. Campbell, and her husband is a contractor at Ledyard. Three children also survive. Snow Storm Disrupts Joice Mail Service; No School Is Held JOICE--The town of .Toice was busy shoveling itself out Wednesday after Tuesday's storm. There was no school at the local school or any of the rural schools Tuesday. School was resumed Wednesday at the city school but the rural schools remained closed. There was no mail or papers and no trains here on Tuesday. ffifru* 3 F I N E G A S O L I N E S Solite with Ethyl (premium priced) Standard Red Crown (regular priced) Stanolind . . . . (low priced) V O E T T H . S S P E C . A L WINTER CASOLIH1 F R O M Y O U R STA N Tf?^T^TS!

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