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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 16, 1937
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FOUR MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 16 ·§ 1937 K. -Js Mason City's Calendar MASON CITY SCHOOL ELECTION TO BE MARCH 8 Feb. 19--Free Christian Science lecture by Peter B. Biggins, C. S. B., of Seattle, Wash., in church auditorium, North Washington avenue and Third street. March 8--Mason City school election. Herein Mason City John G. Klear, who has completed his preliminary training in the naval station at Sari Diego Cal., is spending a. 10 day furlough visiting his father, Peter Klear : 1626V'2 Pennsylvania avenue northeast. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sheka, 613 Delaware avenue', northeast, plan to leave the latter part of the wee! for Seattle, Wash., where they wil spend a month visiting Mrs Sheka's three sisters. Judge Henry Graven was leased from a local hospital Monday and taken to his Home h Greene where he will recuperate during the next few days from hi recent illness., Jesse Pippert lias returned 1' his home after having spent th past several weeks visiting wit friends in Los Angeles and othe parts of California. The Hi-Y club will meet Wed nesday evening at 7:30 with th s t a f f of KGLO in charge. The clu will also make a trip to the studi of KGLO. Any high school bo interested in this program ha ARRANGEMENTS AUTHORIZED BY BOARD MEMBERS .arger Per Cent of Tax Dollar Goes to State, Figures Show. The Mason City school 'board at ts regular meeting in the admin- .stration .building Monday afternoon authorized the secretary, R. Time to Start Dreaming Dreams Again/' Says Gheen Tells Chamber Members Not to Fight New Ideas James,, to proceed with necessary 'arrangements for the the school election to be held March 3. The three members of the board whose terms expire at this time and who will be up for re-election are Frank C. Goodman, R. E. Robertson, and R. E. Wiley. A contract for the installation of electric fire alarms in the Monroe school building was awarded to H. R. Holloway at $79-79 and the contract for the administration building was awarded to H. C. Determan at $26. The board acted iiv compliance to a request from the fire chief calling attention to a lack of suitable equipment at these two buildings. To Furnish Stage. A committee was also appointed to work with Principal James Rae in the furnishing a new exterior setting, or repainting the old setting, for the high school stage. A total of 5200 had been set aside in _ . _ tf, e budget for this and bids have been invited to attend the meet- bgen received £rom the Twin City Scenic company of Minneapolis More Than 300 at Dinner* Meeting at Hotel Hanford. Receiving a laugh practically every other sentence for his unlimited fund o£ humor, Jimmie Gheen, noted New York lecturer gave an address Monday night in Hotel Hanford which effectively illustrated his advocacy of the policy of optimism. He spoke to a crowd of more than 300, composed of Chamber of Commerce members, who sponsored the lecture, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the RQtary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs. "It's time to start dreaming dreams again," he told his listeners. "Don't wave aside new ideas. We're in a new era of prosperity and you've got to be prepared for it." Gives Dctinition. Mr. Gheen defined'a Chamber of Commerce in the following terms: "A Chamber of Commerce is a force of the community, so organized, that it has the talent to investigate, the vigor to en- nunciate and the strength to the and ing. The Kiwanis club boys' work committee'is renewing memberships for boys in the Y. M. C. A. this week. About 55 memberships are given to boys each year by the club. Paul Pritchard is chairman of the committee. Wednesday noon for the noon movie group at the Y. M. C. A., a team representing Lincoln school and the boys from the Denison club will play a game of basketball for the entertainment of the group of children who carry their lunches. Immanuel Church Has Midweek Services on "Meaning of Cross" Midweek Lenten services are being held each Wednesday evening at 7:45 at' the Immanuel Lutheran church 1;;Th eje ^Lentgnti de medifatibns'are^'centefed".about the general theme; ."The Meaning of the Cross." The subject for the service Wednesday evening this ·week is "The Cross is the Central Act of God's Holiness." On Wednesday of next week the series will be interrupted for the annual district meeting, at which time three visiting pastors will give the messages. Subjects to follow will be "The Cross is the Supreme Disclosure of God's Love," "The Cross is the Power of God Unto Salvation," and "The Cross is · the Standard of Triumphant Faith," which will brine the series to Holy Week. The subject last Wednseday was "The Cross is the Crowning Sin of the Human Race." and the Universal Scenic company of Milwaukee, Wis. The Currie-Van Ness company was awarded a contract to furnish 27 boxes of glass for storage to be used in repair of windows in the future. The contract price was $272.68. Some discussion arose over long past tuition accounts which the board felt should be collected at this timer Miss Mamie K. Christiansen has been approved for classes at Lincoln school. She · was formerly employed at Story City. Miss Margaret Patterson was also approved by the board to succeed Miss Lil- Jian. Leedstrom at the Monroe school. Miss Hazel Percy was appointed to teach crmpled children who are unable to attend regulnr school classes. The slate pays an equal amount to that- expended by the community for this instruction. There are seven such students in Mason City. ... Vacation Date Set. Spring vacation was set for the week of April 5-9, 1937. The 1937 session of the North Central Division of the Iowa State Teachers association will be held in Mason City March 18-20. The schools will be closed March 19. . A favorable report regarding the vTason City Junior college written by Malcolm Love, graduate student in the department of educa- ion at the University of Iowa, was Presented by Supt. R. B. Irons. Tive new students have enrolled .n the second semester making the total number for the college 175. stimulate action, promote health, beauty, intelligence industry of its city.". In opening his address, Mr. Gheen said he would not feel offended if anyone left during his talk, then 'related the time that he gave an address, w h i c h stretched out to an hour and a half, the crowd gradually dwindling until only one .person remained in the audience. "I am the next speaker," was that lone man's explanation. Don't Be Against the New. Mr. Gheen stressed the _ importance of optimism, for only Deaf Boy Now Hears Radio A mother of a deaf boy, Mrs Mary Gamphier, Cincinnati, Ohio, writes: "I have used two bottles of OURINE for my boy, and now he hears everything on the radio. Before he used OURINE he could not hear the radio." OURINE was created by an European ear specialist for people hard of hearing, bothered by head noises, earache, ringing, buzzing and discharge. Get relief today with OURINE. Costs only a few cents daily. Money returned if not satisfied. Sold at your Ford Hopkins Drug Store Principal Hae received the board's permission to allow the Mason City high school band to attend a music festival at Minneapolis, to which the local band has been invited April 9. The purchase of textbooks was also authorized. Allowed Fund. Roy Harnack, WPA recreationa director, was allowed a sum of $200 with which to carry on recreational projects in Mason City. This sum is to be used for materials, the wages of Mr. Harnack and his seven teachers being paid by federal funds. The work which Mr. Harnack has been doing in Mason City has kept youngsters off the street outside of school 'k\ \\ BUY FOR LESS DATES, Pound .. BLACKBERRIES, No. 10 Can . 7c 55c 15c 22c lOc . 3c GRAPE JAM, Ma Brown, One Ib. Jar. OLIVES, Sterling, Tall 6 Oz. Jar ... 25c JAR Sweet Pickles . . . TEA SIFTINGS, Pound Package. . 5c BOX Matches .. ...... BROOK'S CATSUP, 1Q- 14 Oz. Bottle, 2Sc Value A OC 25c CAN CITIES SERVICE Motor Oil . . DENATURED ALCOHOL. Gallon ... LUNCH PAILS, Each ............ ... Morris Food Store 2Z1 Sixth Street S. W. I O A " C hours, according to Superintendent Irons. A detailed financial report for 1935 was also presented to the board for its approval. The report showed the tax levies for school, state, city and county for the past 15 years. Show Tax Dollar. · Interesting figures on how the tax dollar is distributed was presented in the report. In 1937 the state will receive 7 cents, the county 15 cents, the city 34 cents, and the schools of-Mason City 44 cents. In 1932 the state received 5 cents, the county 10 cents, the city 37 cents and the schools of Mason City 43 cents. The school fax dollar is divided as follows: General control, 3.1 cents; high school teachers' salaries, 19.1 cents; 'junior college teachers' salaries, 3.2 cents; grade school" teachers', principals' and supervisors' salaries, 37.2 cents; free text and library books, 1.4 cents; instruction supplies, 1.8 cents; transportation, 1.8 cents; janitors' salaries, 6 cents; fuel costs, 3.6 cents; light, power, gas, telephones, water, etc., 2.7 cents; maintena/ice expense and repair of buildings, 6 cents; insurance, .5 cents; outlays and remodeling and new equipment, 7.5 cents; debt service and interest on bonds, 6.1 cents. optimists can be leaders, he said. He also advocated progress and change and to investigate every new thing before making a decision. "Do not be like the Rochester man who was against doing anything the first time," he added. "Back in October of the year o£ the great headache," he explained, in reference to the stock market slump, "I-drove past a miniature golf course that said, 'opened by mistake.' We all make mistakes, .but. don't be against new j ideas. ··· .-· ··· - · "The older and older I get the more I favor the Townsend plan," Mr. Gheen added. "And the Townsend plan works--for Dr. Townsend. Walter Pitkin wrote a book, 'Life Begins at Forty.' If we would have the Townsend plan, life would begin at BO--no say- ngs, no life insurance, no thrift up to that age. Among the first ihings, the old men would marry young wives. Like one 60 year old who married a woman 20 years old 'and when it was pointed out that when he was 70 his wife would be 30, he replied, 'I'd divorce her and marry a younger woman.'" Should Be Prepared. Mr. Gheen quoted authorities to show that a new era of prosperity is coming, but that we should be prepared for it. Know what to do with the opportunities, he said Apply the right psychology to trade. This year is a record breaker in the automobile industry, he declared, adding it had made the following contributions: "Record death toll, traffic jam, -juvenile delinquency, caused people to live beyond their income and aided in the riddance of the horsefly." Don't worry about what caused the depression, Mr. Gheen urged, but work for the prosperity of the she retorted, "Swallow it, you need i t " The address was brought to a close by Mr. Gheen urging the members to follow their Chamber president. "He's just like a drum major. Think how foolish the drum major would be if the band didn't march after him." Bagley Presides. Willis G. C. .Bagley, presided at the meeting and introduced the speaker. Invocation was given by the Rev. J. Lee Lewis of the First Baptist church. Community singing was led by W. Earl Hall, assisted by W. V. Loring, Dr. H. P. Kunz and Earl Godfrey, with Frederick Shaffer at the piano. Presidents of the three service clubs, H. E. Bruce, Rotary; Dr. C. E. Chenoweth, Kiwanis, and J. H. Marston, Lions, were introduced with the announcement that th?. Kiwanians won the attendance cup with 84 per cent of the members present. Lions had 81 per cent and Rotary 63 per cent present. The ten recently elected members of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce were introduced as follows: Herbert T. Barclay, George Bari-ette. W. · F. Cody, C: E. Cornwell, H. E. Knesel, Dean Lightuer, C. H. Lennan, Dr. W. E. Long, Tad Martin and O. A. Satter. Reviewed Achievements. At each place at the tables were cards reviewing some of the work of the Chamber of Commerce, pointing out that "the officers, directors and staff are net interested in getting credit for any activity or project. They are interested in getting things done for Mason City and North Central Iowa. "Obviously the Chamber of Commerce does not pave streets, dig sewers, 'pass laws, stop fires, set up branch houses. It does cooperate with public officials and with private enterprise to get such things done for Mason City." Conventions, it was pointed ouf, brought 2,700' visitors here in 1936, with eight scheduled for 1937 with an expected attendance of 4,700 in 1937. Subscribed $595,61$. "Community chest has subscribed $695,616.77 in 14 campaigns since 1923, has collected 95 per cent," it was sta_ted further. "It has eliminated 101 separate campaigns, increased subscribers from 1,800 to 7,000 at a cost for all campaigns and administration expenses of less than 5 cents on the dollar. "Three hundred thousand dollars in cold hard cash a year is the estimated cumulated savings in 'reight charges by the transporta- :ion department, 1923 to date. Poor man's rates too mostly, fuel, food, clothing. Nine major cases in 1936." Some of the work of the chamber the year around is "helping a fine- new branch house locate; chasing out fraudulent solicitors, staging the building and home furnishing show, adjusting a serious rate situation for an .important industry, good will trips, band festival, conventions, community chest, et al--ad lib." Chamber of Commerce members were asked to write their decision as to which activities of the chamber are most important and what services should be added. OUTLINES WOOL MARKETING PLAN TO LOCAL GROUP C. W, McDonald Speaks to Cerro Gordo Farmers a t Y . M . C.A. Wool prices were lower on the average at shearing time and highest in December and January the past 10 years, according to C. W. McDonald, field man for the Iowa Sheep and Wool Growers association, who addressed a group of Cerro Gordo county sheep men at the Y. M. C. A. Monday afternoon. "In seven out of the ten year period wool prices at Boston were lowest during the summer months," Mr. McDonald, who is extension specialist at Iowa State college at Ames, stated. Nets I'rofif. "The Iowa State Wool Growers association offers the wool producer an opportunity to market his wool for higher prices in the fall and winter months. In five out of the last seven years the state wool pool has netted Iowa growers a profit of 3 to D cents a pound for the 1-4 blood wool above the average fai'rn price offered during the shearing season. "In the other two years, 1930 and 1934, the net price. averaged 2 cents a pound less than the average faim price offered." Cerro Gordo county wool growers are now receiving checks in final settlement for the 193G clip which was marketed by the Iowa association. These checks are larger than the advance payment made at the time the wool was shipped last summer. The average net price to Iho growers Cor 3-B and 1-4 wool was 35'/a cents a pound. Named on Committee. John Stephenson, A. M. Dougan and William 'McArthur wore named a committee to make plans for a countywidc meeting of Cerro Gordo county sheep men. to be held early in March. Arrangements will be made to have Mr. McDonald attend the FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER Daily Lenten Devotional Prepared by Dr. Willard L. Spcrry for Ihc Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. Second Week--"An Eternity of Thought." TREVENIENT TRUTH. Tuesday, Feb. · 16. "Your heavenly Father knoweth." Read Matthew 6:27-32. The word "prevent," as we now use it, means to stop, to arrest. A landslide across the track prevents, the train from going on. Hence the original meaning of the word--to anticipate, to be there b e f o r e hand. "The pre- venient grace of God," of which the old theology used to speak, is the goodness of God w h i c h is waiting for us in a d v a n c e . 'The prayer "Prevent us, O God," is an appeal to God to be always before us in life's way. We often speak into life. Christian Jurors to Report on Monday to Retry Suit of Hammond vs. City Judge T. A. Beardmore Tuesday ordered all trial jurors listed for duly during the current term of district court to report Monday morning, Feb. 22, when the retrial of the damage action of John Hammand vs. the City of Mason City is scheduled to begin. There will be little other than miscellaneous activity in court during the remainder of this week, according to the docket. meeting to explain the proposed expanded program for sheep and wool producers and to discuss problems confronting the sheep grower of the county. It has been proposed that the county sheep and wool growers association sponsor a 4-H western lamb feeding project at Mason City similar to those held at Spencer and Waterloo the past year. Plans will be made for this project at the March meeting. DR. SPEERY. of putting a meaning This is an imperfectly idea. The Christian words are not "make, create, put," they are "ask, seek, knock." We do not make life's meanings, we find them. They are often hard to discover, and sometimes we have to wait a long time before they become plain. But each of us, looking back over his life as a whole, can begin to see what it "means." Therefore in those times when we seem to be living meaningless lives in an unmeaning' world we should f a l l back , in a Christian faith in the "prevenient reasonableness" of things. Jesus put i t more simply--"Your heavenly Father knoweth." Prayer: Almighty God, who hast set us in the midst o£ many mysteries, g r a n t ' u s in all times' of our perplexity the trust and patience of Christ, that we may wail in confidence the day when our lives shall be made all plain in Thy sight. Amen. . ·' · · SHERIFFS JURY APPRAISES LAND Extension for 15th Street Southeast Is Valued . at$570. A sheriff's jury appraised $570 the .69 acre stdp of land lying along the line of Fifteenti street southeast between Carolina avenue and the tracks of the M and St. L., and the Mason City am Clear Lake railroad companies. This was the first step in tin condemnation proceedings author ized which City Solicitor Harvey J. Bryant was authorized by th city council to take in order to ex tend Fifteenth street southeast o east across the railroad tracks t facilitate east-west travel for resi dents in that part of the city. The strip is located across th center of a 22 acre tract, lying be tween the tracks and Carolin avenue southeast, owned by th First National company of Maso City. WAIVES TO U, S, JURY ON CHARGE OF TAKING AUTO -lollowell Put in Franklin County Jail; Unable to Furnish Bond. Hugh Hollowell, arrested by a Vlason City policeman Sunday vas arraigned before Charles W. Barlow, United States commis- ioner, Tuesday morning on a federal charge of transporting an au- omobile across a state line. Hollowell and Chester Johnson, with whom he was arrested, had confessed to police that they stole a car from a service driveway where new cars are stored in Detroit a week ago. Before the commissioner, Hollowell waived hearing and in default of payment of a ?2,000 bond was taken to the Franklin county jail to await the federal grand jury at Fort Dodge in April. Charges against Hollowell were filed by L. K. Coolc, Omaha, federal investigator. Johnson was delivered to the sheriff at Spencer, where he is wanted on a charge of forgery. Beardmore Grants' Two Divorces Here Judge T. A. Beardmore granted divorces in district court here in actions brought by Edgar Dean Zea against Etta May Zea, charging cruel and inhuman treatment, and by Frank C. Funk against Inez Irene Funk, charging inhuman treatment and infidelity. The husband was awarded custody of the Zen couple's two children. SHEPHERD'S PAINT WALLPAPER Jack Accurso Chosen as Navy Honor Man Jack Accurso, former Mason City high school athlete who has recently completed his preliminary period o£ training in the naval station at San Diego, Cal., won the distinction of honor man in his company during the ' first monln of his schooling, it was announced here Tuesday by Recruiting Officer O. O. Cleveland. Accurso formerly lived at 27 Twenty-second street southeast here. community. He emphasized that each community is in competition with others, t h a t Chicago would take anything from Mason City that it could. He stressed courage, relating how a tiny football coach was berating a 200 pound football guard for playing poorly with the remark, "If I were as big as you I'd be the world's heavyweight champion," to which the big fellow replied, "What's to prevent you from being flyweight champion." Civic Pride Needed. Make the most of opportunities, he continued, and strive to make the community ideal. Civic pride is needed, althongh Roger Babcock has said that only 2 per cent of the people do constructive thinking. For a Chamber of Commerce to succeed the following are necessary: Active working membership, ' adequate financial program, comprehensive program of work, complete program of corn- mi tlee work, and a competent trained executive. H takes work to succeed, he added,, and plenty of it. A man, who was advised by his physician to get out in the open air and do physical exercise, replied, "I'm a piano mover," to which the physician answered, "Then move two pianos at once." Should Be Investigated. In connection with a program of work, he emphasized that projects be thoroughly investigated and no promises be made. Promises are like platform planks, characterized by a porter as similar to a pull- man platform, "something to get in on, but not to ride on." Mr. Ghecn described how a man was sitting on the beach with his girl under a glistening moon. Ho emphasized the romantic angles and said the girl asked, "Kiss me," to which the man replied, "Can't. I've got sand in my mouth." A litllD later she repeated the request and received thjs same reply, then NORTH IOWANS ENLIST IN NAVY Leave for Training School in San Diego; State's Quota Increased. Eight North lowans, two from Mason City, were scheduled lo leave Des Moines Tuesday contingent upon successful completion of their final enlistment examinations, for the naval training station in San Diego, Cal. Besides the Mason Cityans, Roland E. Frid, 1709 Carolina avenue southeast, and Eugene R. Luse, 1712 Delaware avenue northeast, the men composing the group are Dale N. Morse and Marcus W. Hosington, both of Orchard; John K. Garnant, Britt; Donald D. Dunton, Plymouth; Stanley L. Davis, Forest City, and Marvin K. Smith, Charles City. Iowa's quota for navy enlistment has been increased to 100 men a month and will continue on this basis until July 1, due to the curtailment of enlistment activities in the 11 states affected by recent floods, Officer O. O. Cleveland, in charge of the North Iowa recruiting station, slaled. 150 Boys Attend Meeting at Y.M.C.A. The Pioneers held their regular meeting Monday night at the Y. M. Q. A. with more than 150 boys attending. All leaders were present and a good discussion was held in each group on "The Challenge to Be Somebody." Applications were taken by the leaders for the Award Night which will be held Monday Feb. 22. The boys were urged to invite and bring their parents. The tenth annual hatchet hunt was announced for all boys on Saturday. This event is for any boy regardless on Y. M. C. A. membership and membership in any one of the Y. M. C. A. clubs. DR.J.G. CRAVEN ' ' PRACTICE LIMITED TO PLATE WORK · l» FtHST fCEtlAR-'HAPIOS - STREET SSE. I OJES M OI M E S MASON CITY I SIOUX CITY James McClain Dies atl.O.O.F.Home; Rites Not Arranged James McClain, 88, died at the I. O. O. F. home Monday night following a brief illness. Mr. McClain was born Nov. 14, 1848, at Cincinnati, Ohio. He was admitted to the home here in January, 1924, from Whiting. Mr. McClain is survived only by his niece, Mrs. Glen Dnkin, Warren, Ohio. He was preceded in. death by his wife. Funeral arrangements have not been completed Burial will be nt Warren. The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home. Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men New and Used Motors Bought and Sold Xaek Bffos. ELECTRIC CO. 306 2ud S. W. Plione 977 MASON CITY. IOWA BUT TRUE THE FINEST FUEL FOB DOMESTIC USE TK«ia 5 Points Mean Economy for You © MORE HUT SCIENTIFIC SIZE LESS.ASH O KD MOISTURE EASUO REGULATE O'NEIL Inc. PHONE 1G06 Let Us Tell You and You Won't Have to Tell the Judge E T us accurately test your lights on the ne-w Guide Headlamp Tester. The inspection is FREE and t report card from the machine is given to you. Night driving can be ^pleasure. End the danger and strain of driving with poor lights--drive in today! HEADLIGHT ANALYSIS Ces*t?al Auto Electric Co. 25 First Street S. W. Phone 1!H SECURITY Plus ECONOMY .For Truss Wearers The truss you are wearing is a. liability against your physical well being, and a financial loss, if It does not retain the rupture safely and securely, or causes you great discomfort and pain. Let us show you what a wonderful Improvement in your condition accompanies our service of correct truss fitting. You will find an Akron Sponge Rubber Pad Truss a real economy. We guarantee it will hold your rupture and are here every day to serve you. Ask tor our Truss Fitter. (Michael (hruofoo. 5 Soujli Federal Avc. ^AUTHORIZED EXCLUSIVE 'AKRON TRUSS 'FITTER Mason City FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST Mason City, Iowa ON THE SCIENCE OF DIVINE POWER By ' PETER B. BIGGINS, C. S. B, OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF LECTURESHIP OF THE MOTHER CHURCH, THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST, IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS IN CHURCH EDIFICE CORNER WASHINGTON AND THIRD STREET N. W. Friday Evening, February 19, 1937 · AT 8:00 O'CLOCK You and Your Friends Are Cordially Invited to Attend

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