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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Mason City's Calendar Dean and Blue Outline Iowa Legislative Program March 1-5--Boys' sectional basketball tournament. Clear Lake high school. March 4--U. C. T. meeting at P. G. and E. auditorium, 6:30 o'clock dinner. March 8--V. F. W.-Auxiliary 6:30 p. m. dinner at V. F. W. hall. John J. McMahon, V. F. W. legislative r e p r e s e n t a t i v e , Des Moines, to address V. F. \V. March 12 -- Union Candlelight services at the First Church of Christ at 8 o'clock in the evening. March 13--Mason City school election. March 21 to 25--Boys and Girls Hobby show at Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. March 23-25--Annual convention of the north central division of Iowa State Teachers association in Mason City. March 24-ApriI 3--School spring vacation. March 28-31--Globe-Gazette cook- REYNOLDS GIVES Reorganization Receives IOWA CREAMERY ing school, high torium. school audi- March 29-31--North Iowa building and home furnishings high school gymnasium. show, Here in Mason City Salvation army can use your cast off clothing, furniture, etc. Ph. 758. Sirs. William Baker, 1031 Quincy avenue northwest, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following a minor operation. Cif-Rets, handy, Flavo Shop. 'M B. R. Moore, veterinarian. Ph. 1237 or 2014. Miss Dorothy Evans of Mason City, senior student in home economics at Iowa State college, has been elected to Phi Kappa Phi, national scholastic honor society. Election is based entirely upon scholarships, students being selected from the upper one-sixteenth of the senior class. Initia- i tion for 73 graduate and senior ( students into Phi Kappa Phi will i be held April 3. Insist on Shepard Abstracts. SOS- SOS Foresters Bldg. Ph. 284. For Speedex call Payne Wallpaper and Paint Store, Del. Bldg. ; Word has been received of the j death of Ray Abernathy of Chi( cago, formerly of Mason City, which occurred in Chicago Feb. 27. Burial was at Lennox. Dr. Horace S. Beemer, Foresters L Bldg. ' *\ Fred Newcomb Barber Shop IJ now located-at 14% E. State, below Laird's Shoe Store. The Rev. C. E. Riddington will speak on "Workings of the Transaction Tax" at the second of the series of mass meetings sponsored by Townsend club No. 1 at the Y. M. C. A. Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The meeting is open to the public. Mr. Riddington was scheduled to speak in Dougherty Friday evening. He will speak at the regular meeting of club No. 1 \ at the P. G. arid E. auditorium \ Monday evening, at which time a ", S o'clock supper will be served by I the women of the club. * Do' you want a good position, j with a good income? You can have I both. The key to the situation is / advanced training of the better type. The Spring Term opens j March 6. The Hamilton School. ,' Take your family to Daisy's. ' Home cooked Sunday dinner, 10 j a. m. to 9 p. m. } Lydia Darrah chocolates reduced ; in price, now 60c lb., 2 Ibs. $1.00. ft Added numbers: Old fashion choc- B'i olates, rum toffee, Victoria brittle f j/..38c lb. Flavo Shop, 12-lst St S. E. STORY ON KGLO History of Industry Shows Phenomenal Developments "In my 40 years of contact with Iowa creameries I have seen great changes--and all of them for the better," said H. D. Reynolds, in speaking on the history of the dairy industry in Iowa over KGLO's North Iowa F o r u m Thursday evening. The first creamery in the United States of record was started in 1361 by A l a n s on Slaughter at Wallkill, N. Y., and first one in Iowa six years later, Mr. Reynolds stated. Most of the earlier creameries were private, the co-operative creameries coming later, from about 1878 on. "The creamery butter industry in Iowa made rapid growth under the co-operative system," Mr. Reynolds said. "Co-operatives were urged by the early farm organization, as the surest method, and apparently the only one, for the producer to have a voice in the processing and marketing of his product; to have control of the weighing and testing of the milk and cream, to obtain recognition of finer quality, and to market their product in competitive markets. Promoters Got Busy "Promoters got busy and sold and built creameries in all parts of the state. At the time of the greatest growth of creameries in Iowa we had no paved or graveled roads, and the hauling of the milk to the creamery and the skim milk back to the farm was a problem; so, many creameries were built out in the country districts, and in some counties there was a creamery every four or five miles. "Iowa came into prominence as a producer of fancy quality butter in 1876 when the gold medal, the highest award for butter, was won by John Stewart of Delaware county, Iowa, at the Centennial Exposition held at Philadelphia, Pa,, in that year. The butter was made at .the Spring Branch creamery located about 4 miles southeast of Manchester. Careful Study in Assembly Public Safety Bill, Farm to Market Roads Given Consideration Accomplishments and failures of the present legislature were paraded before approximately 150 businessmen and lawyers of Mason City Friday noon by Senator Earl Dean of Cerro Gordo county, a democrat, and Robert D. Blue, Eagle Grove, republican floor leader in the Iowa house ot representatives. "It's a good legislature, but it hasn't done anything yet to prove it," was the smiling pronouncement of Senator Dean of the minority party. "I promised the senator that it he wouldn't tell any lies about the republicans, I wouldn't tell the truth about the democrats," was Mr. Blue's equally cheerful rejoinder. The reorganization program is now being considered more comprehensively than in previous sessions, the senator admitted and there is general agreement that something should be done to remove the highway patrol from politics. To Be Consolidated The law enforcement departments are the best field for reorganization, he believes, and commerce commission inspectors, highway patrol, special investigators for the governor and state agents under the attorney general probably will be consolidated under a department of public safety. The public safety bill is not aimed at the secretary o£ state personally, Mr. Blue pointed out An almost identical bill was introduced two years -ago and nearly EOBERT D. BLUE G. O. P. Floor Leader passed at that time. The farm .to market road probably win be taken under consideration soon, Senator Dean said, but care should be taken not to jeopardize the primary road fund. Reassures Audience Blue mold, a tobacco plant bed disease, made its appearance in Florida for the first time in' 1939. COAL Illinois Nut w. G. BLOCK co. "In 1898 the 811 creameries manufactured 87 million pounds of butter. In 1937 the 476 creameries manufactured 200 million pounds. "The earlier creameries built by the prompters were mostly wooden buildings with- wood floors and equipped with a boiler, engine, churn, open vats to hold the cream, and a table worker on which the butter was worked. The cream was cooled with ice and stirred with a hand rake. The cost was from $3,000 to $5,000. Poor Sanitation . "The sanitary conditions were poor and the creamery waste was led to a stream, if there was one nearby, and if not was run into some low spot and allowed to seep away, which created a bad smell- Ing condition. Town councils, on account of poor sanitation, required that creameries be built on the edge of town and it was several years before they would allow creameries to be built in the business section of their towns. Most of these creameries handled whole milk, which was separated at the. creameries, and In spite of conditions many of them turned out a fine product "From 1890 on great Improvements were made in equipment for butter making. In the early days there was no positive test to determine accurately and quickly the amount of butterfat in milk, and there was considerable dissatisfaction due to this fact. Then Dr. Babcock invented the Babcock test, which was found to be correct and has been in use ever since. Dr. Babcock did not The visiting house member reassured the audience on the matter, pointing out that the'neces- sary $1,300,000 lor matching the federal government appropriation of approximately $1,000,000 can be made up out ot the increased receipts in the primary road fund during the last two years. There is no possibility o£ taking the use tax receipts for farm to market road building, he asserted. These receipts now are placed in the state general fund and diversion of them would merely require a state property levy to make up the resulting deficiency. Nothing much will be done about unemployment compensation in this session, the senator hazarded, principally because insufficient arbitration preceded introduction of the bills and labor and industry cannot agree. Committee at Work To this objection Mr. Blue answered that an arbitration committee was now at work and that it probably would report after the vacation recess. Both lawmakers agreed that the teachers annuity bill had little chance of passage. The Eagle Grove representative explained opposition by pointing out that reduction in old age pension head tax receipts now necessitated the finding of an additional million dollars in order to keep up prcs- WELFARE REPORT SHOWS DECLINE IN APPLICATIONS Bad Weather Keeps February Cases Above Normal Mark Although bad weather forced the number of February cases to stay above normal, a sharp decrease in applications as compared to January was noted in the monthly report of the Mason City Social Welfare league presented at the board luncheon meeting in the Hotel Eadmar Friday. A total of 155 cases were carried over from January as compared to 113 carried over from December, the report showed. Twenty new cases were handled during February as compared to 41 in January and 37 cases were reopened last month as compared to 53 in CLAY PRODUCTS INSTITUTE WILL MEET MARCH 13 M. D. Judd President of Region; Convention at Des Moines Goy. George Wilson will be the principal speaker at the convention banquet of region 1-W of the Structural Clay Products Institute at Hotel Savery, Des Moines, March 13, according to M. D. Judd, vice president and sales manager of the Mason City Brick and Tile company, who is regional president. The entire sales force ol the Mason City Brick and Tile company will attend the convention which continues through March 14, Mr. Judd stated. · Alter morning registration, th first day ot the convention will be devoted to discussion by na tionally recognized authorities o institute problems and an exposi tion of the projected 1939 program of the regional group by C. T Bridgman, Ames, regional direc tor. ,To -Give Addresses Structural Clay Products Institute representatives from Washington, D. C., who will address first day meetings of the group in- Dr. C. E. Flynn to Speak at Candlelight Service elude Douglas counsel; Harry Whillock, Plummer, legal chief engineer, and Bruce Wilson, housing specialist. Mr. Wilson was formerly director of education for the federal housing administration. January. Carry Over 143 The Social Welfare office closed 59 cases at the end of February as compared to 52 in January. A total of 153 cases were carried over to March and 212 cases were handled during February, the report revealed. An outstanding fact was shown in the report that the number of families receiving fuel orders increased last month from 26 in January to 37 In February. Relief Takes .Drop The total number of families given relief dropped from 159 in January to 118 in February. The reason for the decrease was shown in the fact that 47 families were given clothing last month as compared to 90 in January and the number of transients was cut from 32 in January to 11 in February. Food orders were given to 49 families last month which was the same number during January. Six families were refused relief and 647 contracts were made in February. Discussing the problem of creative ' selling by dealers the following morning will be Phil Runyon, secretary, Nebraska Lumber Merchants association, Lincoln, Neb., W. H. Badeaux, secretary, Iowa Lumber and Building Materials Dealers association, Des Moines, O. C. Lance, secretary, Northwestern Lumbermen's association, Minneapolis, Minn. Highlighting the morning program will be talks on the farm market and rural building trends by Paul Taff, assistant director of the agricultural extension service, Iowa State college, Ames, and Paul E. Miller, director of extension, University of Minnesota, University farm, St Paul, Minn. Plummer to Speak Mr. Plummer will speak in the afternoon on "Research In Clay Masonry in the United States," immediately after a talk by E: K. Jenkins, Washington, D. C., vocation director. Structural C l a y Products Institute. The concluding address of the convention, "Mortars, Workmanship and Dry Walls," will be given by Douglas Parsons, Washington, D. C. Mr. Parsons is chief of the masonry section of the United States Bureau of Standards, chairman 'of committee C-15 on manufactured masonry units of the American Society of Testing Materials and member of the federal specifications board, Washington, D. C. 'A Matter of Life or Death" Is Topic for Event March 12 "A Matter ot Life or Death" vill be the sermon topic by Dr. C. E. Flynn of the First Methodist church at the second of the Union Candlelight services to be held in he First Church of Christ March 12 at 8 o'clock in the evening. The Mason City minister will present his inspirational talk as a featured part ol the monthly candlelight services which are under the sponsorship of the Mason City Ministerial association. Plan 90 Voice Choir The Central Lutheran, Immanuel Lutheran, First Presbyterian and Church of Christ of Mason City will furnish approximately 90 voices for a combined choir under the supervision of Mauritz Lundholm, Mason City music director. Sterling Prusta, Bobert Runyan* and John Kunz will play a special trumpet arrangement accompanied by the large choir. Miriam Marston of the First Church of Christ will furnish organ music. To Use 125 Candles English caroling lanterns will be carried'by the choir in the processional and the church auditorium will be lighted by 125 candles during the 1 hour and 20 minutes of service. Soloists for the second of the four services will be furnished by the First Methodist church. Another capacity crowd is predicted by the committee in charge. The first service was held at the First Methodist on Feb. 12. DR. C. E. FLTJNN DRIVERS BOUND TO GRAND JURY Skuttle, Potter Held on Charges of Driving Car While Intoxicated 6 00 Ton PHONE 563 Lt;, Bakery Specials! COOKIES, Dozen . . . . . - . - , . 3 Dozen for 25c lOc DOUGHNUTS, Dozen 20c COFFEE CAKES . 15c LARGE PIES . . 20c CREAM ROLLS, Dozen 40c PURITY BAKERY 26 First St. S. E. take advantage of the patent laws to make money out of it for himself, but gave it to the dairy world free. "Power cream separators were introduced into this country in 1880, and farmers were saved thousands of dollars by getting a larger percentage of the butterfat out of their milk. About 1890 the hand separator came in, and large centralized creameries were built and operated. Their raw material was shipped to them by express or handled through cream stations. This system was abused and large quantities of poor quality was the result. In Better Buildings "From about 1910 a decided change was made in creamery buildings. Minnesota set the pace and started building better buildings, many o£ them fireproof and located right in the main part of town, and they were often the finest buildings in the town. In many cases they did the largest volume of business as well. Iowa followed suit and we now have many fine creamery buildings, costing from 520,000 to $50,000. "Much credit is due to the agricultural extension Department at Iowa State College for the great improvement in creamery butter. They have carried on a "quality program" that reaches from the producer to the finished product, and their work has been both effective and profitable to the entire industry. "The same ii true of the Bureau ot Dairy Economics of the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. These departments have encouraged cleanliness, sanitation, uniform records and a steady effort for better quality. More ef- j ficient-production of quality dairy 1 products has been the result" ent payments to aged, needy persons. Under these circumstances, he explained, there would be little sympathy by comparison for teachers now drawing good salaries. "Heat" which has been brought to bear on the legislators in both this and the last session also has reacted unfavorably to the annuity bill, the republican solon believed. The speakers also agreed that little will be done with liquor legislation in this session except for possible tightening of beer sales regulations. The local option, bill will likely not get through the house o£ representatives. No "Must Bills" Representative Blue prefaced his remarks with the statement that the governor had adopted a "hands off attitude toward legislation and that there are no "must bills." He also explained that caucuses have been merely discussion meetings, to save time in the legislature and that there never has been any compulsion. The Eagle Grove man took the place of the local representative, Herman M. Knudson, who was unable to appear because of doctor's orders that he take a complete rest during the vacation week. Charles E. Cornwall, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce legislative committee, presided at the meeting which was sponsored by the local chamber. Members of the Cerro Gordo Bar association joined with the businessmen in the meeting, cancelling a like session which they had planned for Saturday. UCT to Hold Election of Officers at P. G.E. Meeting Saturday Night Mason City Council 107 of the United Commercial Travelers will hold its monthly meeting with the auxiliary Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the P. G. and E. auditorium. A supper will be served. The committee in charge of refreshments will be Mr. and Mrs. A. B. DeVoe. chairman, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Austin, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Servison. This will be the last meeting of the fiscal year, which ends March 31. The election and installation of officers will be held at the close of the meeting. The new officers will take meeting. charge of the April Lamberson to Be Guest Speaker at Williams Service at Y.M.C. A. Evangelist Keith M. Wilb'ams announced Friday he is bringing back to Mason City for special services Sunday the Rev. P. L. Lamberson, Iowa Falls. Mr. Lamberson has been in the evangelistic field for many years and is now holding pastorates in southern Iowa. He will have as his subject on Sunday afternoon at 2;45 o'clock, "Alone With Jesus In the Garden." At the evening service at 7:45 o'clock, Mr. Williams will bring the message, "Perfect Love." Both services will be held in the Y. M. C. A. Eight Scouts and Scouters Approved for Advancement Eight Scouts and Scoulers were approved for advancements at the regular monthly meeting of the central district board of review held in the P. G, and E. auditorium Thursday night. Following are the awards approved: Second class--William Eogebretson, troop 35. First class merit badges--Bob Buchanan, assistant scoutmaster, troop 1, first aid, personal health, athletics and public health; Lewis Cummings, assistant scoutmaster troop 1, athletics, public health, first aid and f iremanship; Kenneth Eaton, troop 8, first aid, public health, personal health and woodwork; Donald Fraser, troop 9, public health; Charles Kiser, troop 9, carpentry and aviation; Harry Sears, assistant scoutmaster, troop 9, public health and personal health and Olin Storvick, troop 13, farm layout and building arrangement and farm home and Its planning. The Rev. William Galbreth, chairman, presided. Other members of the board were C. E. Burrets, L. K. Birkholz and L. B. Eaton. MASON CITYAN TO ATTEND MEET Mrs. Lola Brown Will Be at Social Welfare Session in Dubuque Mrs. Lola Brown, overseer Jo the poor in Cerro Gordo county will attend the conference at Du buque March 18 \yhich is expected to attract approximately 175 per sons to discuss social welfar problems. Persons who attend the meetin will be representatives of th Northeast district of the l o w conference on Social Welfar which includes 29 counties. Counties in the district ar Winnebago, Worth, Mitche Howard, Winneshiek, Allamake Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Chickasaw, Fayette, Clayton, Wright, Franklin, Butler, Bremer, Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Story, Marshall, Tama, Benton Linn and Jones. Dubuque committees are working on arrangements and the program committee headed by Miss Louise Morehouse ol Waverly is working on a program that will be of interest to social workers, business and professional men and other people interested in the betterment of our communities. Larry Skuttle, G25 First street outheast, and John Potter, 1413 Vilson avenue southwest, were lound to the grand jury Friday jy Police Judge Morris Laird on liarges of operating motor vehicles while intoxicated. Their bonds were fixed at $500 ach. Skuttle was arrested by police at Fourteenth street and North federal avenue at 8:40 o'clock Thursday evening. Potter was arrested at 2 o'clock Friday morn- ng in front of 710 South Federal ivenue. HATHORN TALKS TO LEGION POST ON PORT PLANS Mason City in Line for Stop on North, South Route, Claim W. B. Hathorn, member of the airport committee of the Chamber of Commerce, outlined the proposed airport program for Mason City at the March meeting o£ Clausen-Worden post of the American Legion at the Forty and Eight clubrooms Thursday evening. The establishment o£ an airport in Mason City at this time would mean that this community can participate in the coming expansion of air activities now developing as result of government defense plans, Mr. Halhorn stated. The fact that the government is eager to build up airport facilities throughout t h e country will make it possible to procure federal aid for the construction ol a local port, it was stated. In fact, grants are made for airport construction in preference to almost any other projects, according to Mr. Hathorn. On Direct Route If Mason City establishes a modern airport it is practically At Hospitals Korsie L. Askelson, 1G43 President avenue northeast, was admitted to the Park hospital Thursday for treatment. S. M. Hoyt, 1225 Twelfth street northwest, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following treatment. Mrs. W. L. Mueller, Marvel certain that a stop will be made here in the projected air line from St. Louis to the Twin Cities, it was pointed out. In the first place Mason City is on the direct route. Surveys have shown that sufficient air mail and au- express would originate here to warrant a stop. . It is planned, Mr. Hathorn stated, to hold a special election to vote on a bond issue to raise funds to supplement a proposed government grant for the purchase of the land and making the necessary improvements. Authorize Awards H. H. Boyce, post Americanism chairman, was authorized to proceed with the annual Legion school awards to one boy in each of the five eighth grade schools in the city. Each boy is selected by faculty and pupils on the basis of scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, co-operation and sense of fair play. The post voted to hold another joint party with the Auxiliary apartments, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following a minor operation. Mrs. Charles Otto and infan daughter, 315 Ninth street northeast, were dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday. A daughter weighing 8 pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Swinehart, Mason City, at the Mercy hospital Friday this month and to stage the annual stag event the middle of the month. SPRING STYLES in Men's Tailored-to-Measure Suits HEGG'S GLASGOW TAILORS New Location--26 2nd St. N. E. IT IS NOW TIME TO PRUNE Your fruit Trees, Other Trees and Shrubbery! Experienced in All lines'. L. C. MADSEN 1713 No. Delaware Judge Henry Graven to Speak at Gamer Before Woman's Club G A R N E R -- J u d g e Henry N. Graven will be guest speaker at a meeting ot the Garner Woman's club to be held at 8 p. m. Tuesday night in the C. D. of A. hall here. Judge Graven's subject will be "Laws Every Woman Should Know." General theme of the program will be "The Woman Citizen--Her Civic Duty," Livergood Bros. WATCHES - DIAMONDS EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING DIAMOND SETTING FRANK J.ENBUSK Certified Public Accountant and Tax Counsellor 221-222 First National Bank Bldg. · TELEPHONE 932 · Mason City, Iowa SPECIAL OIL TREATED Nut 6 00 WOLF BROS. COAL CO. PHONE 1148 Deposit Insured . . . up to ,000.00 Now I'm in grade school, then there'll be high school --and by the time I'm ready to enter college Dad will have enough money saved in the United Home Bank on my own name--to pay for the education I need, to get ahead! UNITED HOME BANK TRUST CO. 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