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Mason City, Iowa
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FOURTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 20 1936 Mason City's Calendar March 17, 18, 19 and 20--Mason City Globe-Gazette's annual free cooking school at high school auditorium. March 20--Annual stag party of Clausen-Worden post of the Legion at armory. March 21--Special membership meeting of U. C. T., Hotel Hanford, 4 p. m. March 30-31--High school operetta, "The Prince of Pilsen," high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m- April 1-4--Tenth annual Kiwanis- Y. M. C. A. hobby show for boys at Y. M. C. A. March 14.--Special U. C. T. membership campaign meeting, Hotel TILE MANUFACTURERS MEET AS PLANT NO. 2 OPENS Eadmar, 7:30 p. m. April 14-16--Mason City building and home furnishing show at high school gymnasium. Here In Mason City Kitz Hotel. Dine and dance. Music every nite by "Joe" and "LSI." Kent our waxen and floor sanding machine. We'll deliver. R. S. Shepherd Wallpaper. Ph. 1362. Robert Schoonmaker, 26, and Mary Rassmussen, 28, both of Minneapolis, obtained a license to wed here Friday. Don't forget the V. F. W. stag party at V. F. W. hall Mon., March 23. Fish fry 6:30 p.- m. Larson's Clear Lake North Shore Place will open for the season Sunday. Come try our chicken dinner, 40c. Also home made ice cream. Birth certificates have been filed for Ronald Clifford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Smith, 410 Second street southwest, born March 6; Richard Mather, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Phillips, 310 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, born March 5, and John Lathrop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rajph Turnure .Waughtal, 1319 Elm Drive, born March 4. I will not be responsible for the condition of your hands, walls or woodwork if you don't use genuine Speedex--the quick, easy, harmless cleaner. M. C. Hdwe. CLAY PRODUCTS DEMAND GROWING IN MIDDLE WEST Institute Members From Five States Attend Meeting at Hotel Hanford. AT THE HOSPITALS Mrs. Oscar Button, 115 Fifth street southwest, was admitted to the Park hospital Thursday for treatment. Mrs. Leslie K. Barnhart, Dougherty, was dismissed fromjhe Mercy hospital Thursday following a major operation. C. R. Stevenson, Northwood, was admitted to the Park hospital Thursday for treatment. Mrs. Wilbur Smith, Rockford, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following a major operation. Miss Alma Thompson, Clear Lake, was admitted to the Park hospital Thursday for examination. Mrs. Herman Pahl, St. Ansgar, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following a major operation. ' Frederick Carson, 23 Fifteenth street northeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following a minor operation. Walter Drake, Crystal Lake, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following a minor operation. Mrs. B. D. Bell, Clear Lake, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following treatment. Charles Bailey, Garner, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Friday following a major operation. Mrs. Earl Rethamel and infant daughter, Burchinal, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday. Mrs. Henry Link and infant daughter, 932 East State street, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital -Thursday. Mrs. Svend Anderson, N o r a Springs, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following examination. Miss Ruby Friend, 420 Fourteenth street southeast, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Friday for a minor operation. A daughter weighing 5 pounds was horn to Mr. and Mrs. Sverre Lee, 623 Washington avenue southwest at the Park hospital Thursday. Clay products manufacturers from five states gathered in Mason City Friday just as the wheels start ed turning signalling the opening o: a second manufacturing unit at the Mason City Brick and Tile companj following the winter shutdown. The plant which resumed opera tions Friday was No. 2, where 50 additional men were given jobs. Total Now 120. This plant, with No. 4, which went into operation together with the central plant on March 10, puts the total number employed at 120 If dernajid for clay products in the middle west increases in conformity with expectation it is likely thai a third unit will be put into operation soon. Plant No. 2 was started for the purpose of manufacturing drain tile for which there is a marked demand The other unit is turning out a variety of building material including partition blocks, brick and backup tile. Institute Meets. The meeting which brought clay men here was the session of the Clay Products Institute which met at the Hotel Hanford. The organization has representatives here from five states, Iowa, Minnesota North and South Dakota and Nebraska. Douglas Whitlock, Washington, D. C., a representative of the Structural Clay Products, Inc. national organization, was also in attendance at the meeting. The manufacturers meeting Fri day followed a sales meeting of the salesmen of the Mason City Brick and Tile company that closed Thursday evening. About 45 salesmen of the company met with M. D. Judd, vice president and sales manager of the local company. The salesmen were from the company's own territory in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. BAGLEY MEMBER OF ITHACA BAND Bob Plays First Cornet for College Group; Concert to Be Saturday. There is much of local interest in connection with the announcement that the Ithaca college band, of Ithaca, N. Y., will present a concert at 5 p. m., central standard time, over a national hookup on the NBC chain from Syracuse, N. Y. Bob Bagley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis G. C. Bagley, is first cornet- ist with this band. Mr. Bagley, who was a state champion cornetist while in high school here, has played for several seasons with the local municipal band. The program to be broadcast has not been announced here, but Mason Cityans are hoping it will include a solo by Mr. Bagley. Ithaca college, which specializes in music, has a national reputation for the high quality of work done there. Two of the instructors at Ithaca college will play with the Mason City municipal band this summer. They are Bob Beeler and Craig McHenry. Mr. Beeler, baritone player, and Mr. McHenry, cornetist, have played solos with the local band in former years and are known to many musicians in this territory. Carleton L. Stewart, director of the local high school band, is a graduate of Ithaca college. PLENTY OP FREE ADVERTISING 'Dr. Tugwell, the prince of the brain trusters in the Roosevelt administration, says that advertising is a wasteful expenditure. The kind the dear doctor is getting is not costing a cent, and as far as the country is concerned is worth the money.--Sullivan, Ind., Union. OBI, THE JUGGLER Jim Farley's financial report is a perfect piece of work. If you are a voter, the postoffice has a surplus, but if you want two-cent postage, the deficit Yorker. is enormous.--New + Our HOME TOWN By D. W. M. IF YOU attended the WORLD'S FAIR you saw the STROBOSCOPE IF YOU SAW IT ONCE you will WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN it is one of the GREATEST of RECENT INVENTIONS when it is focused on ANYTHING that is moving at HIGH SPEED it makes it APPEAR to be still the revolving propeller of an ELECTRIC FAN may be made to appear STANDING STILL or even BACKING UP a dial on the machine will SHOW THE EXACT SPEED of the blade THIS WONDERFUL MACHINE i will be on exhibition ALL DAY TOMORROW in front of our store YOU ARE INVITED to ; see it FREE Sc you'll be -AMAZED I'LL THANK YOU. : Don MacPeak '. Mason City Hardware VVHY NOT? If a unanimous opinion of the supreme court is to be required to decide that a law is unconstitutional, a unanimous vote of congress might be required to pass a law.--Indianapolis News. QUICK ACTION The decrepit old car drove up to the toll bridge. "Fifty cents," cried the gateman. Replied the sailor, "Sold."--Coloiado Lookout. Found Evidence Dr. Seth G. Walton, who discovered evidence that Mrs. Floyd Horton of Bedford had been poisoned. Horton awaits trial for the murder and his paramour, Mrs. Anna Johnston, pleaded guilty. (IDPA-Iowa News Flash Photo) POLICE TO START DRIVE ON LIGHTS, LICENSE PLATES Patrolmen Talk to Group ol 40 Traffic Violators at School. The · announcement of a drive on improper lights on automobiles, in* eluding headlights and taillights, and dirty license plates to be made by Mason City police and the Iowa State Highway patrol, was made at the weekly traffic school held at the courtroom of the police station Thursday evening. Approximately 40 violators at:ended the school Thursday evening n lieu of paying fines. It was the iirst time since the school started ihat no drivers were invited to at:end the session. Nestle, Conley Talk. Short talks on traffic were given )y Harry Nestle, assistant chief of ;he western division, and Major E. A. Conley, assistant chief of the eastern division of the Iowa State Highway patrol, Edgar Faber, patrolman in charge of the school, and John Hrubetz, of the Mason City jolice department. Others who were it the meeting, were Patrolman William W. Carter and John L. mith of the state patrol, and Chief Harold Wolfe of the police department and Sheriff J. M. Robertson and County Attorney Frederick B. Shaffer. "Most of the accidents which occur from day to day at intersec- ions result from minor violations," according to Officer Hrubetz. "The jurpose of this school is to instruct Irivers so they will know when they have the right of way." Protect Drivers. Officer Hrubetz pointed out that the drive on double parking is being made because it is a law violation n itself and the car parked in the street other than at the curb is really parked in the right-of-way of ie other drivers. The drive on double parkers is as much a pro- .ection to the property of the viola- or as anything, since a double- jarked car is responsible in case of an accident. Patrolman Faber urged drivers to ·emember that federal highways go hrough Mason City anil that traffic aws are stricter on such than on ess heavily traveled roads. He also warned drivers that patrolmen would be busy on the Clear Lake lighways this summer and that it s "no race track." More Arrested. Violators arrested Thursday in- luded Levi Brown, 635 Adams ave- ue southwest, parking in a right urn lane; H. W. Humphrey, city, and Roger Grimm, 1017 Georgia venue northeast, double parking; Harry Chazen, 625 Monroe avenue outhwest, overtime parking; and :arSld B. Neibergall, 205 Louisiana venue southeast, for passing a stop ign. They were sentenced to one ession at traffic school. J. H. Hacker, 324 Eighth street outheast, forfeited a 51 bond post- d when arrested on a charge of assing a stop sign. NOW IS A GOOD TIME . . . to get cool in for the balance of the burning season--while the ground is still frozen and deliveries are prompt. W A G N E R COAL CO. Phone 986 ink One of Four on Debate Series Joseph Fink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fink, 15 South Federal avenue, is one of four men from the varsity debate squad at Cornell college at Mount Vernon who completed Thursday a series of forensic engagements with schools in Illinois. The Cornell quartet began its trip on Monday, meeting a forensic team at Monmouth colege, Monmouth, H!. Knox college at Galesburg was its opponent on Tuesday;' Central Ulinois State Teachers college, Normal, Wednesday; and the University of Illinois, Champaign, 'Thursday. This is one of the most extensive trips on the Cornell debate schedule this season. Coached by Dr. c. F. Littell, professor of political science, the Cor- nellians argued in all four meets the issue. "Resolved: That congress should be empowered to over-ride by a two-thirds vote any decision of the supreme court declaring acts of congress unconstitutional." SCHOOL BULLETIN TELLS STORY OF INTERIOR PACKER Decker Plant Featured in University of Iowa Business Journal. The story of the development of Jacob E. Decker and Sons is featured in an article on "Meat Packing in Iowa." appearing in the March number of Journal of Business, official publication of the college of commerce at the University of Iowa. A full page picture of the Decker plant is included in the magazine. It was the assurance of an abundance of livestock and of transportation facilities for procuring the animals and marketing the meats ttat led to the move of establishing interior Iowa padding establishments, according to Mary Louise Padgham in the article which was reprinted from Iowa Studies in Business.. Production Increased, ' i "Porduction increased, plans were expanded and as early as 1874 the interior packers .surpassed the river cities in the volume of output," Miss Padgham adds. "The Iowa race for pork-packing supremacy was well alng in the back stretch before William Richards erected Mason City's first packing house in 1895. After ri;e false start, Mason City, self-styled 'queen of the midlands,' entered the field seriously in 1896 and quickly qualified as one of the major packing centers of the state. "The history of meat packing in Mason City is almost .entirely the history of Jacob E. Deck'er and Sons. Proudly the Decker family exhibits a master-butcher certificate issued to Johan Jacob Decker at Neuweid- onthe-Rhein, Germany, on Aug. 24, 1777, and points proudly also to the fact that for seven successive generations the Deckers have beer, meat packers. Was Ancestral Urge. "Perhaps it was the ancestral urge, perhaps sound business judgment, probably a little of both, that brought Jacob E. Decker and his son to Mason City in search of a packing-house location in July, 1899. The Richards firm had met finan- 1 reverses, and the Deckers had little difficulty ia renting the plant for 550 a month. It was operated at capacity, 20 hogs every two days (slaughtering one day, cutting the next), during the following winter (1899-1900). "Even these small operations were successful, however, and the plan was soon purchased and enlarged into a modern packing house. Later years were years of constant expansion. The firm was incorporated in 1901 as Jacob E. Decker and Sons, and in that year it slaughtered 4,692 hogs. Rapidly the output was increased, branch houses established, payrolls enlarged, new buildings constructed. Most of its products were sold in the central states, but the company also found ;ood markets in Texas and Arkansas, states which had seven of the ight Decker branch houses in 1928. Continued to Expand. "The company continued to expand, but soon saw the need of better market outlets, especially in the populous manufacturing districts of the northeast. That need was fulfilled admirably in 1929 when Decker became affiliated with the firm of Adolf Gobel, pioneer Brooklyn sausage-maker, who had built up a remarkable organization for the sale of fresh and cured meats in the eastern cities. With the benefit of this market organization Decker continued to expand until :oday. Mason City shows prominently in the list of Iowa packing cen- :rs. "Last year there was a pronounced movement in the meat packing ndustry for decentralization. Armour and company took over several companies, among them the property of the Jacob E. Decker and Ions packing plant at Mason City. The Decker company has enjoyed an excellent reputation in the trade : or many years and its operation s being continued by Armour with few changes. The parent com- any's research and merchandising "acilities, however, should be a help :o the Decker business and Armour has finally secured much needed (reduction facilities in the nation's eading hog state." Estate Pays Tax. DES MOINES, UP)--The estate of Dmilie Panzer, Arcadia, paid a B38 state inheritance tax on a val- lation of S9.387. WE DO IT RIGHT Too tight shoes made Longer or Wider. Shoe repairing--quality materials used. Shoes re- colored. Hats Cleaned. Re- blocked like new. Stop in! CENTRAL SHOE SHOP 117 SOUTH FEDERAL 1'HOXE 478 Glendoro Lump, ton. Kentucky jack, ton. Indiana Lump, tor,. . Illinois Lump, ton. . Diamond Lump, ton. Diamond Nut, ton. . W.G.BLOC1 PHONE 563 $9.50 $9.00 $8.50 $7.50 $6.50 $6.00 Every Member Canvass for Baptists Sunday; Total Budget $4300 "The best day for us this yeai so far," said the Rev. J. Lee Lewis Friday, "is to be this coming Sunday. For after careful planning- by our finance commission, we are putting on our annual every member financial canvass. The week ol March 22 to 29 ;s set aside for it and more than 15 teams of canvassers will lunch at the chui'ch Sunday noon and go forth to raise the budget of $3,600 for current expenses and $700 for benevolences." More than 500 letters containing pledge cards were placed in the mail Friday and the finance commission is expecting that they will be brought to the meeting house coming Sunday morning, the minister said. The theme will be at that time "Responding to Our Responsibilities," after which the signing- of the cards will take place. The motto of the campaign is "Let's Pull Together." "If the signed cards cannot be brought to the church in person on Sunday," said Mr. Lewis, "we would like the friends to send them in the mail or by another worshipper." The finance commission consists of Charles W. Gasswint, chairman: Mrs. C. E. Frederickson, Agne; Compton, Edgar S. Gage, Jr., and Benjamin S. Henry. HISE TO VISIT COFFEE MARKETS Western Grocer Mill Manager to Sail March 21 for Brazil. John A. Hise, manager of the Western Grocer Mills, Marshalltown, and Mrs. Hise will sail from New Orleans, La., March 21 for Brazil, where they will spend two months on coffee plantations and in coffee markets on company business, it was announced Friday by Shadrach Morgan, local manager, Western Grocer company. The company's coffee business has increased to such an extent that it has been thought wise to send Mr. Hise, the department head, to the source of coffee supplies. In Brazil he will not only contact present sources but will make plans for their expansion to care for future needs of the Western Grocer Mills. Mr. and Mrs. Hise will arrive in Brazil just about the time the 1936 crop is being harvested and will have an opportunity to see the entire operations of a coffee plantation, from planting of trees to harvesting, drying and shipping. They will sail from New Orleans aboard the S. S. "Delnorte" of the Delta Steamship line and will go direct to Santos, Brazil, the greatest coffee shipping port in the world, from which about 70 per cent of the world's coffee supply starts on its way to the ultimate consumer. From Santos they will go by train to the city of San Paulo, center of the coffee producing area for which Brazil is famous. Coffee plantations in the Sao Paulo district comprise thousands of acres, some of them having as many as five million trees. Such a. large plantation will have its own town and the plantation workers spend their entire lives in the same community. . From Sao Paulo Mr. and Mrs. Hise will go to Rio de Janeiro, sailing from there the latter part of April and arriving homa the latter part of May. Mr. Morgan said the Western Grocer company has been enjoying a fine increase, in coffee business and that Chocolate Cream Coffee, the company's leading brand, has been doing exceptionally well in the most highly competitive markets. One thing about the horse. Nobody ever had to get behind him and push on extremely cold mornings.--Winston-Salem Journal. F R E E CARBURETOR and FUEL PUMP TEST Central Auto Electric Co. New Location Ne.xt to Fire Station PHONE 4M4 Fast Service The Jefferson Bus line offers you rapid service to all points. Go by Bus and you'll get there promptly . . . on time! Jefferson Transportation COMPANY BUS Depot at 16 First Street Southwest, Mason City DRIVERS HELD ON LIQUOR CHARGES AFTER ACCIDENTS One Car Hits Milwaukee Pier and Other Gets Damaged Bumper. Two persons were bound to the grand jury Friday morning by Police Judge Morris Laird on .charges of driving while intoxicated. Both were involved in accidents and both injured. The bonds of each were fixed at $500. Peter Feiereisen. 156 Sixteenth street northwest, waived preliminary hearing following his arrest after the car he was driving collided with the pier in the Milwaukee viaduct Friday morning- at 12:55 o'clock. Mr. Feiereisen was driving south at the time of the accident. Both Mr. Feiereisen and his wife, who was riding with him, were injured and taken to the Park hospital. Mrs. Feiereisen was badly cut about the lip and cheek and remained at the hospital. Mr. Feiereisen was cut on the forehead, knee and thumb. Car Strikes Pole. Charles M. Rugee, 20 Seventeenth strcrt southeast, waived hearing on a similar charge. He was arrested in the 700 block on Pennsylvania avenue southeast at 2 o'clock Friday morning. Mr. Rugee had a deep cut on bis forehead and the car showed evidence of having been in collision. The front bumper was dragging on the paving. Rugee stated the car had run over the curbing and struck a light pole. He stated he had been drinking and was taken to the Park hospital, where the wound was closed. John A. Anston, 214i South Federal avenue, was fined .$25 and costs and Hazel Irving, 118% South Federal avenue, was fined S10 and costs on charges of intoxication. They were arrested in front of 118 Delaware avenue southeast about 5:30 o'clock Friday morning. Others Fined. Louis E. Allen, Chapin, and Fred H. Miller, Hampton, were each fined $10 and costs on charges of intoxication. Allen was arrested at 722 Sixth street southwest and Miller in front of 113 South Federal avenue early Friday morning. Peter T. Finsand, transient, and H. B. Hill, 409 North Federal avenue, were each fined $10 and costs on charges of intoxication. Hill was arrested at State street and Delaware avenue at 10:20 o'clock Thursday evening and Finsand was arrested at 218 South Federal avenue at 12:05 o'clock Friday morning. The case against Frank Underkofler. Clear Lake, arrested near the city limits on Nineteenth street southwest, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, was continued until 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. Funeral Services for W. W. Naramore Held Funeral services for W. W. Naramore, 81, who died at his home, 626 Delaware avenue northeast, Tuesday evening following an illness of several months, were held at the Patterson funeral home Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Alexander S. Carlson, pastor of the Congregational church, was in charge of services. Miss Ruth Stevens played selections on the organ. Pallbearers were John Shipley, Fred Duffield, Ralph Stanbery, A. J. Kjllmer, Remlev Glass and Percy Smith. Burial was at Elmwood cemetery. Close-out of Ladies' 18K White Gold Diamond Mounting While They Last HALF PRICE M U R R A Y JEWELRY CO. Foresters Bldg. Batteries genuine Willard for every purpose--Auto-Kadio, Farm Lite. Battery and Electric Service 110 S. Delaware Phone 319 PEOPLE . . . who have tested Fireside Fuels over a period of years find them to be the most economical in the long run and by far the most satisfactory. FIRESIDE FUEL CO. Phone 888 Dr. Flynn to Speak at Olivet Church The second of the special series of Sunday evening Lenten services for the southern part of the city will be held at the Olivet M. E. church Sunday evening at 7:15 o'clock. Dr. C. E. Flynn of the First Methodist church will deliver the sermon. The Orphean orchestra under the direction of H. C. Brown will present a full program of special music. These meetings are sponsored by the Ministerial association and are open to the public. Last Sunday evening the Rev. Alexander Carlson of the Congregational church was the speaker and Rev. J, Lee Lewis of the First Baptist church will bring the message Sunday evening, March 29. DEFEHSESfARTS ITS TESTIMONY Gunderson Says McNider Often Discussed Stock Purchase With Directors. Peter Anderson, secretary for the Northwestern States Portland Cement company, was called as a witness Friday as attorneys for Hanford MacNider and Mrs. May H. McNider, trustees of the C. H. McNider estate, launched their defense to F. A. Ontjes' and 60 other stockholders" contention that circumstances prevented their filing of a claim against the estate until after the expiration of the one year period allowed by the statutes of limitations. M. T. Gunderson. Kenyon, Minn., a director of the cement company since 1911, preceded Mr. Anderson on the witness stand for the defense. Mr. McNider often made mention before the board of directors of his personal transactions in the purchase and sale of the LaSalle Cement company stock, Mr. Gunderson testified. The directors knew of Mr. McNider's profits from the LaSalle Cement company stock which he had bought independently from that which he had purchased as trustee for the Northwestern States- company, the witness said. James Meredith, former judge of the supreme court of appeals in West Virginia, gave testimony on the corporation laws of that state, under which the original Northwestern States Portland Cement company was incorporated. Funeral Directors Meet. OSAGE--C. R. Champion entertained the funeral directors of northeastern Iowa here Tuesday evening. A dinner was served at the Midway cafe followed by a meeting at the Champion funeral home. Directors from Floyd, Chickasaw and Mitchell county were in attendance. Harry "Gels His Man." The WPA doesn't have any trouble cutting red tape when Harry Hopkins makes up his mind that he wants the Removal of a critical army officer. --Lynchburg, Vn., News. HOW TO SAVE ON DOCTOR BILLS The one safe way to save on Doctor bills is to visit your Doctor -- or call htm in -- at the first indication that all is not as it should be. Often his timely counsel may save a long and costly illness. It's poor economy to try 1o do your own prescribing^ And when your Doctor gives yon a prescription, be sure to bring it In this Drug Store. Our registered pharmacists will fill it exactly as he directs. Our stocks are large and complete; our prices are always fair. a South Federal Avenue PHONE 89 restotte BRAKE LINING ON I2HMSS AUTO SUPPLY fc SERVICE STORES 115 East State St. Phone 766 Open Evenings and Sunday Till Noon BUY DECKER MEATS For Economy's Sake . . don't think too much about the price you pay for a gallon of gasoline. Think more about the miles you will get per gallon. We absolutely guarantee that you will get more miles per gallon from DIXIE GOLDEN HIGH- TEST Gasoline than from any other gasoline on the market. Drive in. Let us prove this to you! We know you will be back. I Oth Street and S. Federal 18th Street and N. Federal

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