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Saturday, March 4, 1939
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\ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1939 SOCIETY' EVENTS Music Given Prominence on Program Central P. T. A. Meeting Is Set for Thursday Central P. T. A. will meet Thursday at 2:30 o'clock in the Central school auditorium for a business session during which annual reports will be made and a program presented. Music will be a major part of the program, following the plan of the Iowa Parent Teacher magazine which states that "music is priceless in character and culture value and should be considered an important part of a · program." Presents Pupils Mrs. W. B. McClellan will present her music pupils from Central school and pupils of Miss Ellen Smith from the high school will also perform. Central P. T. A. members will listen to the national radio program "Wings for the Martins" over the NBC blue network every Wednesday from 8:30 to 9 o'clock. The program titles include "The Child in a Grown Up House," March 8; "What's the School Board For," March 15; "No Place to Play," March 22; "Schoolhouses That Work," March 29. · Radio Programs Other radio programs are those every Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 / o'clock from WOI and WSUI. On March 14 the topic will be "Philosophy and Religion Can Help," March 28, "As We Grow Older." by Dr. Andrew H. Woods o£ the University of Iowa. Dr. Thomas F. Vance:.ol Iowa State college will speak on "Your Child as a Constructive Force," March 7; Miss Annabelle Pollock of Iowa State Teachers college. "Making the Most of Success and .Failure," March 21; Dr. Ralph Hajamann, University of Iowa, "A New Outlook for Modern Youth," March 9, W. Earl Hall. "Satety," March 15. TENTH BIRTHDAY IS CELEBRATED Charlotte Hae Gustafson celebrated her tenth birthday Friday at her home, v 324 Fourteenth street southeast, entertaining 11 girls at a party. Games were played and refreshments were served with a green and white color scheme being carried out in the table deco- rations and favors. Guests were .Barbara Davis, Huby Friend, Clarice Bowers, Irene Swift, Phyllis Allen, Joan Polansky, Rachel Nielson, Jean Wood, Wava Isaacson and Sara Belle Gilson. HARVESTER'S GROUP CONDUCTS MEETING The Harvester's group met" at the home ot Mrs. Claude Kennison, Jackson avenue northwest, Friday evening to sew for missionaries. A request for articles for the Paul Gunthers, missionaries, who have been on furlough here and are returning to French Indo-China was read. Miss Virgil Can- talked on : The Salt of the Earth." Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting by the hostess. ue Today's Popular Design by Carol Aimes Employes Lounge Room at Innes Store Freddie Fisher, who once played with Bobby Griggs 1 orchestra, but more recently has enjoyed 'the fruits of popularity as leader of the hilarious Schnickelfritzers, is now seriously considering a theater offer for an Australian tour, he informed a G-G reporter in a letter this week, Freddie and the Schnickelfritz- ers close a prolonged location stand at the Hotel St. Paul in St. Paul on Saturday night, opening at the Lookout House near Cincinnati, Ohio, next Wednesday. The boys will spend at least three weeks in. the Lookout House, and have a Chicago night club booking following that. The Australia offer would be accepted after that, if at all, according to Freddy, leading exponent of the saying, "local boy makes good." Cleansing Agent · A member of the cloth, seeing a box of "American high test Jye," 90 the stairway lanfling below the Globe-Gazette newsroom, couldn't resist the opportunity to comment: "I hope this Isn't a product of your newspaper." We hasten to add that we're not chagrined at being charged with that kind of "lye"--a. cleansing; agent. 640 Dear Readers: There is a great to-do at the moment about fashion being either one kind of vegetable or another, Frankly, we think vegetables in fashion are tops--especially when they are cleverly adapted to this smart, pert, youthful bungalow pinafore. It is "our designer's conception of what our readers mean when they ask us for "an apron that can really take it." The pattern includes transfer and cutting directions for apron and appliques, material requirements, stiteh and color guides and keys, and all instructions'for finishing. Send 15c, coins preferred. Thiii interior view is of the women employes' lounge room at the new Innes store, 9-11 North Federal avenue, which has been provided and furnished by A. L. Kule. It is one of the features of this new department store, known throughout North Iowa for its modern features. (Lock photo, Hayenay engraving.) ·¥· Pattern Order Form--To be used when ordering patterns and voting for POPULAR DESIGNS. To Mason City Globe-Gazette Needlework Dept., 119 West Nineteenth Street. New York, N. Y. Design No. 640 Size Name Street City State. All Reproduction Rights to This Design Reserved W. Membership' Another one of those Mexican prison letters has landed in Mason City. The recipient this time is L. E. Igou, 1211 Second street southwest. The letter was sent from Mexico City and signed "L." It is explained by Mr. "L" that he is imprisoned for bankruptcy and is acting through a third person. Mr. "L" discloses that he has $285,000 in a trunk in a U. S. customhouse. The writer promises Mr. Igou one-third of the sum if he will come to Mexico City and pay expenses for getting the writer out of jail and lifting the embargo on a suitcase that allegedly holds the baggage check for the trunk. A touching note of something or other is added to the letter by Mr. "L" who writes, "A person who knows you and who has spoken very highly about you has made me trust 3 r ou in a very delicate matter on which depends the entire future of my dear daughter as well as my very existence." about 75 years old now and his sister 68. She writes: "I could help him some too and would go anywhere to see him. Even if he is dead I'd rather know than to feel that he needs his sister." Our information is that Wllis G. C. Bagley, widely recognized as Mason City's contribution to good grovernmenf, is putting In long hours getting the state treasurer's office organized. He worked so late one night that he got locked in the state house. EHLERS-MONSON WODEN -- Announcement has been made of the marriage of Mary Ehlers of Wesley to Jack Monson of Woden which took place last July. A shower was held for Mrs. Monson. Mr. and airs. Monson are at home here. COUPLE GRANTED LICENSE TO WED NEW HAMPTON--Dr. G. Marston, 24, Dexter, and Dr. Velma Gehman, 22, Des Moines, were issued a license to wed. THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED Phone 2503 303 2nd S. W. Mason City, la. Genevieve Lowry Arriving to Visit Mason City Group Miss Genevieve Lowry, secretary with the National Board of Young Women's Christian associations in New York, will visit Mason City Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss with Y. W. C. A. officials and various membership groups the program of the association for the current year. Miss Lowry is one of the advisory secretaries from the national headquarters who keep in touch with Y. W. C. A.'s of the middle- western states through correspondence and personal visits, giving advisory help on various phases of the organization. She is interested in both administrative problems and program activities and through this work is in close contact with the many volunteer workers serving on boards' o£ directors and on committees and with outstanding young business and industrial girl leaders, Leader Development The question of the development of leaders within the various groups of association life is of tremendous importance in the Young Women's Christian association, Miss Lowry believes. "If one is to believe in democracy, it then becomes important to recognize that the various groups within an organization such as the Y. W. C. A. must have opportunity to express their opinions and to take their share in the orderlj' processes of representation which are characteristic of a real democ- MISS GENEVIEVE LOWRY We like the new conservation stamps, which are truly works of art, presenting as they do American wild life in an intriguing colorful variety. Just a note of caution--be careful where you send the stamp showing the skunk. Graveyard Chuckle Arthur Pickford, the Globe- Gazette's farm editor, tells o£ a headstone he saw in Connecticut many years ago. He looked at it and because of what it was he refrained from laughing but was moved to ask someone the meaning of the inscription. It was intended by a man.for hjs departed wife and the stonecutter had been instructed to inscribe: "Lord, She Was Thine." Poor spacing by the stonecutter brought him to the edge of the stone just before he got to the last letter. Living a law abiding life has its rewards. Saturday morning Judge Henry N. Graven came to the office with a bot of our favorite Norwegian Ideal Jlat bread, bearing the inscription "as a reward for good deportment." In discussing our proposed joint trip to hear the St. Olaf college choir at Charles City next month the judge said: . "I'll drive my car. The law isn't so stringent for first offenses." Wonder if the fact that John Dillinger, notorious Mason City visitor and bandit by trade, is safely under the sod prompted the removal of the bullet proof glass and bandit proof -deposit boxes in-the tellers' booths and the bullet proof ramparts above the door in the First National bank of Mason City. Don't know whether Charli' Strickland with his Pi Kappa Ps leanings will appreciate this plu for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, but on of those much featured -lamp merchandised by his firm wa presented to L. S. Sanders, 32 South Maryland, for his birth day the other day by Mrs. San ders and she insists on call ing it an S. A. E. lamp. nnes Store Clerks Must Take Rests Recreation Room Is Provided by A. L. Rule for Women Employes The popularity of Don Innes is a store manager has already jeen established in the minds ot Mason City customers with the ipening of the new Innes store at 9-11 North Federal avenue Friday and Saturday. But to employes he is even more ban a store manager. He has a policy o£ his own in store management that lends itself well to the upbuilding of courteous em- ployes. Rest Periods Required He realizes that after all em- ployes are not part of the machinery of an organization and one of his foremost requirements of his employes is that they take required rest periods during the day's work. Employes are required to take 10 minutes off from their work each morning and each afternoon, besides their regular lunch hours. This, Mr. Innes believes, keeps the personnel of his store alert to situations at all times and helps to build a store known for its refinement and courteous treatment. Recreation Provided For the women employes of the store a recreation room hap been provided on the third floor of the building. This room is well lighted and air-conditioned like the remainder o£ the rooms of the building and is provided with electric refrigeration and grill for em- IRONS RETURNS FROM MEETING Individualized Teaching New Trend in Education, Claim R. B. Irons, superintendent of Mason City schools, returned to Mason City late Thursday evening from the 69th annual convention o£ American association of School Administrators at Cleveland, Ohio, which attracted approximately 1,350 persons to a six day session of discussions centering on the theme "The Foundations of American Education." The Mason City superintendent was a leader in the discussion group on the subject "Educational outcome should be evaluated in functional relationship to the behavior ot the pupil in the total situation." It was brought out in the roundtable discussion, Mr. Irons explained, that formerly the pupils were scored in tests according to how much they had learned but now the emphasis was shifted to score the pupils on their acquired knowledge according to how it wad Id affect their lives in the future. The discussion also stressed the importance of teaching the students the habit of evaluation before they reach maturity, he added. On Individual Teachinr A n o t h e r outstanding f a c t brought out by the discussion, Mr. Irons pointed out, was the increasing need for individualized teaching. Also, he added, the discussion revealed the necessity of the teachers acquainting themselves with the students in order to learn the extent of their knowledge and teaching on this basis. The subject ot democracy was included in almost every discussion and meeting during the con- GIVES TALK ON RURAL CHURCH Riceville Pastor Says One by One They've Been Deserted "One by one the open country I vention, Mr. Irons explained. In. churches have succumbed to mo- one general meeting the speaker tor -traffic as the people deserted discussed how schools could pro- them for the church in the nearby town, until today the church lo- !lc Eaid - cated in the open country is a the welfare of democracy, rarity," asserted the Rev. R. M. Mr. Irons explained the speaker asserted the schools are the . Bell of Riceville on the North main force in guiding the child Iowa Forum over KGLO Friday 1 toward democracy. The speaker night. also pointed out the necessity ot "This shift has brought many beginning the citizenship devel- adyantages. It has created larger) opment of persons while they are units, but it has also lett many youths and gradually teaching rural districts poorly cared for 1 them democracy to the adult age. and has placed a heavy^burden | i n "The Appraisal of Propa- of work upon church." The pastor admitted average small town church can- small town | ganda" discussion, Mr. Irons ex, plained the speaker stressed the that the | schools' responsibility to s t u d y propaganda and teach the stu- \ PIN-IT-UP LAMP Special at only 99. Complete With Bulb Hang if- on the wall, like a picture Ideal for Bedroom Ideal over desk, bed, dresser, etc. Many other exquisite models priced up to $4.25 PEOPLES' GAS ELECTRIC COMPANY acy," Miss Lowry .says. "There re many kinds of people in the verage Young Women's Christian Association. No matter what may e the age range, social status, eonomic background, education r cultural advantages, these groups must have opportunity to -xpress themselves in accordance vith their experience, to work long in co-operation with other roups and to discuss the various ocial questions that are confront- ng them today. This is a part of he process which educates a community and a nation of adults for "ving in a real democracy. Complex Modern Life "The complexity of modern ife raises a whole set of problems vhich particularly affect youth. These problems are not only the need of employment and the use of leisure time, but the total ad- ustments of youth to a new kind of world. Freedom of young peo- Jle to work out their problems in houghtful relationship to other groups of different background and experience and the encouragement given to the development of intelligent youth leadership are two aims of the working program of the Y. W. C. A. which will ie]p these young people to adapt themselves to this new kind of world." Miss Lowry's experience with the Y. Vf. C. A, has ranged from work in local communities with business girls and as general secretary to several years in the foreign field. She was general secretary of the Hangchow, China, Y. W. C. A., and later execntive of the Y. \V. C. A. Service Center Istanbul, Turkey. Transient Trouble Interested in vanous social problems, Miss Lowry has been especially active in the work of t h e national committee on the care of transients and homeless and the national council of inter- slate migration, which have been facing the entire problem of tran- siency. The Y. W. C. A. has been interested, since its beginnings over eighty years ago, in meeting the problems of young women who move from one community to another in search of better work op- ortunities. Its Mason Cityans who saw Robert Wadlow, tallest individual known to modern science, on his visit to Blason City two years ago, will be interested in knowing that the Alton, 111., youth made the magazine, Time, with picture and writeup this week. Wadlow, who is 8 feet and. 8'4 inches tall and weighs 491 pounds, was pictured cutting a cake on occasion of his 21st birthday. The Missing Persons department of this column has just received a letter asking for information concerning M o r t o n L. Thompson, last heard of in and around Mason City about 1924. According to a letter from his sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Thompson Jones, 902 West Thirty-first street, Indianapolis, Ind., he is were tremendously increased with the extreme aggravation of the depression years when the multiplied problems called upon all the housing, food and employment resources of the organiaztion. Another of Miss Lowry's major interests centers in the field of community organization, including the work of such groups as councils of social agencies and Y. Vf. C. A, co-operation with the various aspects of government programs such as the National Youth Administration. During September of last year, Miss Lo\vry was one of the group from national headquarters attending the Elgin House conference in Ontario, Canada, where extended discussion on the world program of the Y. W. C. A. took plate. Prominent women leaders from 35 foreign countries participated in the legislative sessions of the World's Council of the Y. Vf. C. A. and in the conference immediately following which the associations of Canada and the United States held jointly for a much larger group of association members. SENIOR GIRL SCOUTS TO MEET MARCH 14 The meeting of the senior Girl Scout troop planned for Tuesday has been postponed to March 14 when it will be held at 7:30 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A, A. W. Lilly will be the speaker. The troop has recently been made a mariner ship and will be christened at this CIVIC LEADERS BACK LIBERTIES La Guardia Calls Bund "Exhibition of International Cooties" NEW YORK, (/P)--Civic leaders led by Mayor La Guardia defended America's democratic liberties Friday night at a "tolerance meeting" held in reply to the Washington birthday rally of the German-American bund. The stocky little mayor, who last month granted the bund permission to hold its rally on the ground that all factions were entitled to freedom of speech and assembly, told a crowd of more than 3,000 that overflowed Carnegie hall: "I believe in exposing the cooties to the sunlight, and we recently had an exhibition of international cooties." La Guardia, a wartime flyer, said he was not fearful of naziism gaining ground in New York bu! "the people of the world cannot be safe as long as any country is controlled, by irresponsible dictators." Declaring that the language of diplomacy could be used only when dealing with "gentlemen, 1 he added: "We must necessariiy depart from that language and tell these dictators that their ideas are not wanted in this country and thai their entry in any part of the western hemisphere is verboten." Catholic, Jewish and Protestant leaders denounced the bund for the "un-American nature and utterances" of its recent mass meeting. ployes who unches. provide th'eir own A. L. Rule, who has an interest n the building itself but is in no way connected with, the Innes store, furnished this room with modern chrome finish furnishings throughout. It is but one of the many lounge areas of the store, but is the only one provided for employes. Mr. Irons. The warden asserted that the school is the guiding force in lowering the number of criminals, Mr. Irons explained, and there are only a few college educated men in his prison as the majority of criminals have little or no education. Another prominent s p e a k e r heard by Mr. Irons was Austin MacCorrnick, commissioner of correction in New York City. The said that Mr. the Gillette Tells Reason for Cancellation of Postmaster's Exam Senator Guy M. Gillette, Cherokee, revealed Friday the civil service commission's cancellation o£ a competitive examination for the postmaster's position at Mason City resulted from his recommendation that A. M. Schanke, Mason City postmaster; be reappointed and the examination be non-competitive, according to an Associated Press report. The announcement that the local postmastership would be open to a competitive examination came as a surprise to Mason City- ans several weeks ago. A few days later the civil service commission announced that the competitive examination was canceled and recently Senator Gillette announced he had recommended Postmaster Schanke's reappointment. Reappointment will come under the new law passed by congress in the last session which provides that persons taking the non-competitive examination will hold the postmastership indefinitely. not afford to pay adequate sal- dents the evaluation of propa- anes, resulting in a certain de- I ganda. gree of inefficiency in the rural I ' Warden Sneaks mifm rrfanyln^ntesClwo 1 or ?«** ^nson. warden of Almore churches in neighboring I catr ? z P. nson ' was one of e hiring the same minister. Situation Tragic Although confessing that this seems to be the common solution, the Rev. Mr. Bell said the situation was a tragic one. "It divides the minister's time and interest," he continued. "Usually the worship services are held Sunday morning, thus forcing the pastor to be absent from the Sunday schools of both churches." Since the Sunday school is the door way to the church for most children, you can readily understand how the program of the small town church is crippled under these circumstances." The pastor declared that the agricultural economic situation has created another problem for the rural church, because the renter is not as stable as the farm owning operator. Forced to Move "There are reasons for the renter not being a stable churchman as a rule," said the Riceville man. "He is usually forced to move frequently and is thus kept on a nervous edge. "The farm is the major source of economic wealth, but the greatest product of the country is consecrated young men and women local superintendent MacCormick asserted cause of crime is in the development of the youth. Eleven general sessions were held in the mornings and evenings in the Cleveland. Ohio, auditorium and smaller discussion groups were conducted in the afternoons, Mr. Irons attended the convention which was held from Feb. 25 to March 2. Rudd Election to Be Held March 13 RUDD-- The Rudd Consolidated school district will hold an election Monday, March 13, at the town hall for the purpose of electing a director for three years to whose visfon can f,n« concrete ex- succeed Otl ° Brandau - pression in the building of the kingdom of God. The rural small town church is faced with the Lnsk of providing the challenge and the vision. We need trained young ministers. We need consecrated laymen who will have the economic vision to get under the financial program of the church and hold up the hands of the minister so that his work may prosper and be efficient." St. Ansgar Man to Operate Feed and Produce Business SHEFFIELD--C. H. Hage, St. Ansgar, has leased the A. J. Cook building and will operate a feed and produce business. For the past year he has been manager of the Peter Fox Sons Co., in St. Ansgar and previously had been in the same business for fifteen Meeting of Convith Woman's Group Held CORWITH--A postponed meeting of the Convith Woman's club was held Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. E. Galloway. Mrs. C. C. Johnson and Mrs. W. C. Woodbury gave travel talks on Bulgaria and Rumania. f x -'- v'-*- ---*·-------^--^^^^T^f^^orwiyue^ ._«s. .Jttspws^^^f^ _ ; ; l^ears at G a r n e r . ^ . ^: t :r^ ? : IJ Walther League of Fenton Has Meeting in Church Basement FENTON--The Walther league met Thursday evening in the church basement Fred Walter led the discussion which was on "Church History." During the business meeting a committee was appointed to choose a name for this zone, so far known as Zone 10. The committee is as follows: Alvina Drcyer, Ray and Lorena Drcyer. The Walther league paper which is published monthly for this zone is also to be name. Games were played for entertainment. Hay and Dorothy Dreyer served refreshments. _ _l_ SCHERMERHORN DAIRY TRY OUR NEW PAPER BOTTLE See How Safe, Sanitary and Convenient- It Is. PLUS OUR H I G H QUALITY MILK W HEN a man's productive energies have lessened, it's a mighty fine thing for him to know that his home is Ws own--that the actual cost of his living quarters has been reduced to the minimum. Rent receipts are of no value when that time comes. With prices as they arc now, you can probably build a home for what rent is costing you. It's worth investigating, before material and labor costs go up. "Smart People Build Before a Boom." 'Aalc about oar complete build- Inc d«rv[ce--from plan to financlac. Pkoxi, tr ?roix,a*2 ttcirt itt of a*r canplile, itcmlifjii flan bcokt. L. A. MOORE Lumber Co. PHOXE 119 629 South Federal Avc. of holy Hindu -- - .~5!e..-»"

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