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Mason City, Iowa
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MARCH'7 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A TOWN Can Be No Greater Than Its Integral Parts. Mason City to Be Great Must Have Good, Unselfish Citizens. Be ONE. r~ V V i K ! [TY w: h; ,IV H; IN A WEEKLY Page Devoted to Community Interests That Make for a Bigger and Better MASON CITY. MONTHLY REPORT SHOWS INCREASE CONSTRUCTION Five New Oil Stations to Cost $56,000; Total Is $61,760. Fifteen more building permits representing an increase of $ui,687 expenditure were issued by the city m February over those issued in January, according to the regulart monthly report made by E. H. Crofoot, building commissioner, to P. F. Hopkins, city manager. The 19 permits for February total $61,760. Eight permits for repairs amounting to $3,800 were also is- ·sued during the month. Repair permits issued in January amounted to only $2,363. Permits for five new oil stations totaling 556,000 made up the largest item. Two dwelling permits totaled $0,460 and three garages represented $300. The total building for 1931 as represented by permits is $78,00(5 of which $71,843 was for new buildings and $6,163 for repairs. An increase of 16 in the number of service permits issued during February over those issued' during January was shown by the report 'Of the 35 service permits issued during February, 13 were plumbing 12 electrical and 10 gas. The 10 for the year is 54. ; MEET- OTTO W. KAPS Has Watched Changing Styles in Men's Clothing for 50 Years; Started Business Here in 1898. Otto W. Kaps,«new proprietor ot he Scotch Tailors, 8 South'Dela- vare avenue, lays claim to being he oldest tailor in Mason City- hat is in point of service. He learned the trade in Germany nearly a half century ago and moved to Chicago in 1882. From Chicago h? came to Mason City, where li.-. opened a tailor shop in 1898. In the time he has been in tile; justness Mr. Kaps has seen many a change in the style of men's clothing, but rarely, he says, i here anything new. As a rule a new -.tyle is but the bringing back of a jattern that was used some 30, 4fi or 50 years ago, he points out. Styles Come Back. Fotv'instance the big lapels thai are the latest thing in men s suits were in style In 1878. according to Mr, Kaps. The cutaway style now feature was in vogue at tne time he was learning his trade. The rag- an style for overcoats is decade" old. In fact fashion in men's cloth- ng is but the rhythmic motion o! a pendulum, with a return to former styles at almost regular intervals, with, of course, certain mtnur deviations, he says. The workmanship, however, has improved much Aline O'plpe By T. PIPE Stick to the Pipe--Let the Smoke Blow Where It Will The problematic days are come: They coma once every year: To pester us and cause our hearts, To palpitate with fear. When winds of March begin to blow, And birds begin to cull: This question oft is uppermost, Within the minds of all. When falls the snow upon the walks, As snows have ever done; Shall we get out and shovel it, Or leave it for the sun? It was mildly amazing the other night when the lisping radio announcer at San Antonio, in advertising Mineral Wells, Texas, remarked in a loud tone of voice: ·"Where America drinks its way to hell." Later we discovered he really said health but it sounded like hell over the radio. THE divorce courts of Cerro L Gordo county contain many ab- orbing stories but probably none hat will arouse more interest thuu ine tried before Judge Clifford B. Smith about 25 years ago. Divorce cases, in the main, are iorrowful affairs, being nothing more nor less than court recognition of the fact that another romance has gone glimmering and another marriage craft thrown on to he proverbial rocks. Cerro Gordo judges grant 100 oc *iore divorces a year and have been seeping up this record for at least a decade. The total divorces granted n the county reaches into the thou- UVJ.O.W. KAi'S --PHOTO BY K1HK since Mr. Kaps men's suits. started making IF YOUR HOUSE CAUGHT ON FIRE Then It Would Be Differen Matter, Committee States. By Fire Prevention Committee A small blaze--a wisp of smoke Instantly confusion--maybe panic human lives crushed out,' soon mass of roaring flame's, billowing smoke. Then the alarm, the screech o fire sirens, the roar of racing mo tors, the hiss of pouring hos Mr. : Mason City. Mer . ^f -.;· ' ' ^ v _ , ^ . - . ',;· · ^- ' "L n J Jt- flp.sS'rlH.iTj-'-TJrPijrLreCL. mt it-entails ?/V- ! It may be your business property. ;Your business is suspended--your customers go elsewhere--your unfilled orders are cancelled, your income ceases while overhead continues. May Be Precious. Or, it may be your home, neir- \ looms and possession it has taken a ) lifetime to accumulate gone in an } hour--objects precious beyond prico S which can never be replaced. And, a the lives of those near and dear to J you may be the final and crushing [ loss.- V Yes, the fire department helps to / protect you: But, efficient as they $ -may be, they are not infallible. '. Accidents may happen to handicap and delay them, or,' they 'may be at another fire. The first five minutes is the critl- . cal period in every fire--you can't afford to risk delays. The man who relies wholly on the fire department and his insurance for protection is taking great chances. Fire plays no favorites---it is a universal ' menace that threatens every man, every business. It reaches everywhere to take its claim in ruined property. May Wipe Out Business. You'may never have had a fire. But, tomorrow you may have one that will wipe out your business or home that has taken years of hard work to build up. Fire follows no schedule. It strikes blindly. Is there any reason why it cannot strike you? Such losses can be prevented by good housekeeping. Clean up all the rubbish and get it out of your business house and home. Minimize the many losses and inconveniences that invariably result from a fire. Help keep down the fire loss of ; Mason City. Mr. Kaps first started up in the tailoring business here in toe place the Cut-Rate grocery now stands on State street.He had been In Mason City three years. He then moved his shop west a few doors to the site now occupied by the Glasgow Tailors. After four or five years at that place he transferred his business to the place now occupied by the Tom Brown store, then in the rear of the City National bank. Thti shop was then moved to a smaV building standing where the recent addition was made to the Palais Royal store. Went to Montana. Following this Mr. Kaps gave up his business for a short period anj spent a year and a half with his son, who took up a claim at Roundup, Mont., but who died before trn homestead was proved up. Returning to Mason City Mr. Kaps became, identified with the Glasgow Tailors and "later worked for the tailoring firm of Finnegan and Ginthner. Four years ago he joined ths Scotch Tailors organization, where he was employed until a few weeks ago when Mr. Kaps purchased the fixtures and took over the business that had been operated by W. B. Krouse. Mr. Kaps has three children, Mrs. Lillian Gunderson, who lives with him; Mrs. Dora Enle, Canton, S. Dak., and a son, George, North Bend, Ore. Mrs. Kaps died four years ago. Scanning* Scouting Program to Be Given Over WSUI Tuesday · On Tuesday at 9 p. m. over station WSUI, another program in the series of scouting will be broadcast ty the Omicron chapter of Alpha. 1 Phi Omega, honorary scouting fraternity in the University oC Iowa .This program la to be built arouni; the fact that scouting is helping t-j build boys physically. The basis of .the program will be huilt around the physical development and athletic merit badges am" will include several talks on atli letics. Swimming, as required in the first class work, as well as thf merit badge in life saving will b- ! discussed. The use of first aid OT : hikes will also be used in the program. ' Bill Bartmess, one of the Eagle ; Scouts of Mason City and usslstan scoutmaster of troop 3, who will hi the waterfront director at Camp Roosevelt this summer, is usually on the program. _ Counterpart of "All Quiet" Written About Sailors Wo observed our first robin March 2. ' This Is five days earlier than any previous year of which \ve have u record. And we venture to say the siilil robin will jolly well wish he was back in the sunny south ere the spring: time comes again. i i in ,ff rf ' rj We acknov. »o,.ge a friendly cal by G. C. Hille. Mr. Hille is an in surance agent of some note but i a very unusual member of the pro fession. In a 30 minute chat witl him he never once asked us did w desire to purchase some more in surance. He will be getting expellei from the association of insurant agents for conduct unbecoming t a member of that august body if h does not have a care. We met our old friend Doctor Long recently. Outside of acquiring a little extrii pound- ago and an iron hat, he doesn't seem to he much changed. It will lake more than one session of the legislature to causo him to lose his smile und his friendliness. -NOW IT CAN BE TOLD- Divorce Trials Mix Comedy and Tragedy Classic Answer of Plaintiff in Case 25 Years Ago Still Remembered; Attempt Made to Bottle Up Evidence, But Telltale ..Letters Change Situation. sands. Had to Be Proved. Of course at the time the case of Davis vs. Davis came up for trial, divorces were not such an every day affair as now. At that time n woman would have had to be struck twice by her husband to obtain sep aratioh. And in the matter of faith- essness to marriage cows--that hnd to be really proved back in the aays when Judge Clifford uad judicial sway over the twelfth district. Mr. Davis was the plaintiff in tho c a s e u n d e r consideration. T h e charge was that Mrs. Davis associated too much with other men a common enough accusation in tlu. court annals of the county, but ona that attracted attention at the timo because of some of the circumstan ces connected with it. Established Home. In the first place Mr. Davis admitted to his friends that he never knew how he got married to the do fendant. He was a lively sort of a fellow and had been out on a party one night. When he awoke in thi morning he found himself married And altho he thot the situation rather peculiar in some aspects hi did not raise any objections for hi: bride was, to say the least, a pro possessing young woman more than sually attractive. He gave up hi Under dogs of different sorts, vith violent tales to be told, ara heard from, in a couple of current )OOk3. A former worker, Louis Adamic, has taken as his book's title "Dynamite," a weapon that symbolizes class violence in America. A former German sailor, 1 Thedor. Plivier, describes the harrowing experiences of his country's navy In The Kaiser's Coolies." ' Fighting Men Described. Plivier's story is a bitter picture of the common sailors' brutal life hru the four years of the war. A group of sailors were shanghaied for the German navy by the Hamburg police. They were like galley slaves, hungry and oppressed mtil they turned in mutiny on their officers and finally hoisted the red 'lags of revolution. The story is supposed to be the navy's counterpart of Erich Remar- que's "All Quiet," and there are scenes of horror. Men unable to open a bolted door are drowned, others are killed by the heat in gun turrets and a delirious shipwrecked sailor makes love to a floating mine until his caressing hands touch the detonator. "Dynamite" is an equally bloody record of peace-time struggle between labor and capital, beginning with the killing of Pennsylvania mine bosses by the Molly Maguires in the 1850's. The bomb figures prominently, as employed in the Haymarket riot of 1885, later by the I. W. W. a nd in the drama of the McNamaras, down to the present-day rackets. Scattered thruout are first hand narratives of thugs on both sides, the employers' and the workers'. Gas Bugs and PIgboats. The plight of submarine sailors under fire is described graphically by Commander Edward Ellsberg in a novel, "Pigboats," which gives fictional credence to Plivier's account of naval stress. Discipline is apt to blow up entirely when men are trapped on the bottom in a disabled submarine. At any rate, that is what happens in Ellsberg's novel. The plot of a disgraced American commander, shipping as a petty officer to get revenge on the U-boat captain who brot about his ruin and finally emerging as a naval hero, is a rather ordinary ^fiction But it serves to carry out tense scenes of. attack and the feeling ol terror among cramped, cold men trapped underseas by a pursuing .enemy dropping deadly bombs. In contrast with these various narratives, Margaret Goldsmith's biography "Zeppelin" is less exciting, but nevertheless a stirring story of the count who developed the dirigible. , Count Zeppelin came to this country, met President Lincoln and was allowed to accompany the Union armies in the Civil war as an oil server. A balloon ascension near St Paul interested him in aircraft and he returned to Germany. The kaiser ignored his experiments, but he 'ound a patron in the king of Wurt- .emberg and lived to see his ships ecame prominent raiders in the World war. Life As a Festival. "Festival" is likely to enhance the reputation of Its author, Struthers Burt, as a novelist. Its principal character is Dorn (riffiths, a Philadelphia banker who retires at 50 to enjoy life. He finds limself rather out of it. Gradually he wakes up to the inadequacy of his platonic relationship with the pallid Elsie Holt as a release from his cold and uncon- ;enial wife. He learns from his daughter, Delice, the so-called modern attitude toward love and the conduct of life, which is,'a character says, "either a fiesta or a long sickness." AT THE HOSPITALS Mable Robertson, Nora Springs, was admitted to Mercy hospital for a minor operation Friday. John Lorenz, Britt, was admitted ;o Mercy hospital for a minor operation Friday. Neil Kahl, route 2, Britt, was admitted to Park hospital for treatment Friday. Maxine McArthur, rural, underwent a minor operation at Park hospital Friday but was able to leave the same day. Mary Eberhardt, 1124 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, was admitted to Park hospital for a minor operation Friday. Donald Hood, 657 Fourth street northeast, was admitted to Park hospital for examination Friday. Mrs. Jessie Gordon, 717 Washington avenue northwest, who has been at Story hospital for treatment, was dismissed Friday. Mrs. Neil Johnson, llpifc South Federal avenue, was admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment Friday. Katie Rockwood, Rockford, was admitted to Story hospital for treatment Friday. Clarence Ward, route 1, was admitted to Park hbspital for treatment Friday. Elaine Borchardt, Plymouth, was dismissed 1 from Park hospital fol- When we took our last column into the editor -we remarked it was the worst we had ever written, '··you natteir'yourself," he replied without looking up from the hot editorial he was writing. Now what the heck do you suppose he meant? The service nt i.iu ;:llli! lilwnry Is not all tlmt it might be. A considerable improvement, and one that would be greatly appreciated by all, would he fore tho girls to memorize the number of each patron's card so it would be unnecessary to produce it each time a booU wivs desired"; We recommend tlic library board look into this and if it appears to be pr»'^t!'.'al, that same be put into off' OHCO. We have a _..i our friend, . J. D. Long of flcv/e. 1 and vegetable seed fame from away out west i)t Boulder, Colo., in which he explains th'e reason for the seed catalog Indexes being placed almost anywhere in a seed catalog. It seems it is impossible to make the index until the catalog is printed and then it is necessary to place the Index where ever space may be found for It. In case the catalog should be filled with descriptive matter, then the index is out -of luck and does not appear. In case all pages are not filled, then the index is extended to fill all unoccupied space. .This explanation seems to be a fairly logical one even frcm a seed man. lowing W. treatment Friday. P. Henderson, 10 Seventh street southwest, was dismissed from Park hospital Friday following treatment. * A seven pound and one half son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wildebor. 432 Twenty-fourth street southwest, at Park hospital Friday. Joe Peters, 530 Fifteenth street southeast, was dismissed from Park hospital Friday following a minor operation. OF ALL THE MANLY THINGS THAT VEX, ONE'S LOOKING FOR A LOST INDEX. And then there is the charming young lady who calls her fiance her finance. Not such a bad word for It at that. If he just turns out to be that way. Why the Want Ad Department Wits Greatly Embarassed. WANTED--1000 people to get theii ears washed at Ford garage. --Wantad in neighboring paper. An old-timer is a chap who can remember away back when nobody laughed when the United StatJr. senate was referred to as the moat dignified body on earth.--Macon, Ga., Telegraph. THE CIIUISE OP THE PJRZEMYSL. By El Captain CHAPTER 25 Should I turn'to the right or turi to the left? Should I ascend th river that was a creek, or the creel that was a river? However, hein a man of action I was not long tm decided on what to decide. I dc cided to turn to the left and ordcre lull steam ahead and a loud blast o the whistle. This was done. But n sooner had the reverberating bias been sounded than there appeare on the scene seven men wearln wide brimmed hats and shotguns "Don't you know," asked the leadc angrily, "that you can't blow whistle in this town?" "Whoinell says I can't?" 1 inter regaled. "Don McPeak," came the read reply. (TO BE CONTINUED) 'achelor ways and established n iome. " Now, as the story goes, it was not long before Mrs. Davis began to itray from the socalled path of 'ectitude. It was in the days when he Northwestern railroad had just een built, the city was growing and many new workers came to own. Mr. Davis began to hear stories about his wife's association ivith some of the railroad men. He Wanted Divorce. Not only that but the outraged \usband found a whole basketful ot ove letters written to the wife. He jrot these to the office of Attorney Hugh H. Shepard, then in tho casement of the courthouse, ami told the lawyer to start divorce ro- ceedings. But try as he would Mr. Shepard was unable to get corroboralin^ evidence on the matter. He intei viewed scores of persons, but all of them declared that as far as they knew Mrs. Davis was as perfect a young lady as there was in the community. Now Mr. Shepard wrisu't a bit anxious to bring the letters into court,-so he continued to inter view people of the community in the hopes of finding someone that would put him on the right track. ' One day he brot a rnan into his, office and went thru the same details of the case. Would Bring Them in Court. "I don't want to make a dirty mussy deal of this," Mr. Shepan said. "But if I can't get anything I am going to take these letters in to court." Mr. Shepard then proceeded to read some of the letters. The man listened attentively, said he knew nothing about it and went out. The man had not been out of tb office five minutes when I. W Keerl called him by telephone. Mr Keerl was a former clerk of th courts and at the time of thi episode was cashier of tne low State bank, which occupied a build ing where the Palais Royal nd\ tands on North Federal avenue. "Say, what are you 'going to do bout Mr. ," asked Mr. Keerl. v He is in my office now and says e has just been over to see you nd heard you read to him about 0 of his own letters. He says you re going to take them into court, nd he's scared to death." Wanted Dignified Case. Mr. Shepard reiterated his form- ir statement about not wanting to ireak up any homes or causing any urmoil. The man was assured that f Mr. Shepard could be assured of evidence without the letters, it would not be necessary to bring .hem into court. From then on evidence came as f by magic. There was a superabundance of it. Mr. Shepard went nto court and did not have to usi .he letters to procure a divorce for ils client. Witnesses volunteered to :estify they had seen the defendant n various public places with persons not the plaintiff. Judge Smith, a human sort o£ a character, watched the proceedings with interest. Leaning down from his desk on ona occasion he asked the plaintiff "How did you come to marry thif woman?" Gave Right Answer. Mr. Shepard's heart sank. Here's where the plaintiff will'make sonn damaging admissions, he thot. But the plaintiff was master o the situation. "That's a question I have askei myself many times, judge," was th reply. It was the old classic answer Prince or pauper, judge or witnes understood the universality of its meaning. The judge was satisfied. The plaintiff was given his decree. This is the story of but one of the thousands of divorce cases that have come up In the local courts Each one Is drama in itself, with comedy interwoven with pathos and tragedy. For such ia life. NEW AUTOMOBILE LICENSES ISSUED DURING WEEK Gibbs-Cook Tractor arid Equipment company. Mason City, Chrysler sedarT. C. P. Heron, Cerro Gordo hotel, Ford tudor. Marie Clark, Mason City, Chevrolet coach. Harry G. Cahalan, Cartersville, Ford tudoi-. Art Jackson, Rockwell, Chevrolet truck. C. H. Steiner, Rockwell, Chevro- et coupe. Gibbs-Cook Tractor company ; Chrysler sedan. William Smith, Rockwell, Chevrolet sedan. F. C. Menter, Rockwell, Cbevro- et coach. H. H. Coleman, Rockwell, Chevro- et coach. R. W. Claypool, Mason City, Oldsmobile sedan. Sanitary dairy, Mason City, Dodge ruck. Clifford Adair, 1719 North President avenue, Chevrolet truck. Ben Behowitz, 221 North Federal avenue, Essex sedan. F. B. DeMott, Clear Lake, Hudson sedan. C. E. Moots, Mason City, Fontiac sedan. Ralph Joss, Ventura, Ford truck. . Mary L. Adams, 201 South Vermont avenue, Essex coach. Fay Mason, Clear Lake, Chevrolet sedan. Morgan J. McEnaney, International truck. Wilbur Plath, 1016 North Carolina avenue, Chevrolet coach. B. R. Updegraff, Mason City, Ford coupe. Helen C. Seger, 109 M; North Federal avenue, Pontiac sedan. F. C. Gaiser, Rockford, Ford sedan. Clara May Pauley, 303 South Carolina avenue, Oiasmobile sedan. J. V. Rowe, Mason City, Essex coupe. Fred Hobbs, 120 South Virginia avenue, Pontiac coupe. N. D. Brumgard, 316 South Vermont avenue, Essex coach. John Drew, 1419 North Madison avenue, Studebaker sedan. H. R. Harding, 11 Fifteenth street northeast, Chevrolet coupe. D. C. Davis, Meservey, Chevrolet coach. T. J. Brackley, Mason City, Oldsmobile sedan. Edward Williams, 1001 Elm drive, Chevrolet coupe. C. C. Warden, Hotel Eadmar, Chevrolet coupe. Wall Auto company, Clear Lake, Chevrolet truck. INCOME TAX FACTS GIVEN WHO SINGLE PERSONS who hart net income of Jl.600 or more or gross income of $5,000 or more, and married couples who liad net income of S3.500 or moro or gross Income of $5,000 or more must fllo returns. WHEN 1931 MARCH 1931 10 7 14 2t 25 The F I L I N G PERIOD March' 16, 1D3I. mils WHERE COLLECTOR OF Internal revenue for the district In which the person lives or has his princlpii) place of business. HOW EW ARRIVALS in Mason City E. W. Erickson, 621 North Delaware avenue, formerly of Grafton. M. J. Conrln, 742 Twelfth street northeast, formerly of Rockwell. F. S. Wertz, 301% South Federal avenue, from Albert Lea. Russell Roberts, 2050 North Carolina avenue, from Merral, Wis. George Flckes, 811 Tenth street norljeast, from Rockwell. INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX R rOR MtT INCOLIttcKKaTUORCT For CalttndAT Yea* 1 INDIVIDUAL INC m nmwoiiB IKK umn UO KCOMIS [MM SU3C«SS, not INSTRUCTIONS ON V O H M S 1(MO-A antl 10-10; also In the lav and regulations. HOW MUCH ACCIDENTS CUT BY MOTOR TRUCK OPERATORS HERE Safety Survey by Chamber of Commerce Shows Training Value. Much more is being done than the nibllc realizes to develop habits of safety, and courtesy on the part oC. motor truck drivers, according to n statement issued by the . Mason City Chamber of Commerce. "This is shown," It states, "by a survey recently made of the safety work and driver training being done ·y our members. Of those reporting, 27 per cent have driver training systems and 93 per cent are doing something to encourage better driving. In terms of the trucks they operate the showing is even better for 53 per cent of the trucks arc under driver training and the operators of practically all our trucks. 1 ^ per cent endeavor in some way to make their drivers careful and courteous." It is very generally the practice among these members of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce to select their drivers according to prescribed qualifications, to take pains In properly'instructing new drivers, to reward good performance on th part of their drivers by bonuses, salary increases or other means, to penalize poor performance by suspension, dismissal or other means, to have printed or posted rules for safe driving and to require the report of all accidents on special forms. This survey was made in cooperation with the motor truck committee of the national automobile Chamber of Commerce which has likewise had the assistance of a large number of motor truck associations, chambers of commerce, rade associations and safety couu- :ils in nil parts of the country. Figures were asked aa to the number of accidents and truck miles operated in the first half ot 3930. From those who had the records to give them it was found that combined the members of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce natl a ratio of one accident to. 65,73') miles of operation as comparcJ with the national average ot ona accident to 15,94.6 miles. Most of those who have tried driver trainln g r e p o r t e d t h a t : : i t not only reduces accidents .1njt ether operating costs as well and increases business by the buildiny of good will. Kenneth Long Chosen to Membership in Sigma Chi Fraternity Kenneth P. Long, of Mason City is among the group of students whose election to prominent fraternities lias just been announced following the close of the annual "rushing season" at the University of Pennsylvania. Long WES 'chosen, to membership in the Sigma Chi fraternity. By agreement among tho fraternities, the "rushing season" tloes not open, until the second half of the university year and is limited to a two week period at the end of which all the fraternities make public the Hata of their new members. Long .is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank K. Long, 943 North Pennsylvania avenue and Is a. member of the freshman class of the University's Whnrton school of finance and commerce. He ia a graduate oE the Mason City high school. ONE AND ONE ; HAL1-- pur cunt normal tax on the first J4.00U In excess of the personal exemption nnd credits. Three per cent normal tnx on the next 14,000 Five per cent normal tax on the balance of net Income. Surtax on net Income In excess of $10.000 When the stroke of midnight is heard on March 16, Mr. and Mrs. Average Citizen are going to heave a loud sigh of relief as thej' slip their income tax return into the mailbox. This year the deadline is a day later because the 16th falls on Sunday. Above are some interesting highlights of the income tax law. McAuley Funeral Home ! Given Membership in Certified Advisers Sole membership for Masoa City in the national organization of Certified Funeral Advisers has been conferred upon the McAuley funeral home, local funeral directing firm, according to an announcement made here Saturday by A. B. McAul.ey, proprietor of the concern. The Certified Funeral Advisers is u national association of leading funeral directors, organized to conduct a nation-wide campaign of public education regarding funeral mehods and costs, with a view of demonstrating that funeral costs thru the country's finer mortuaries are as moderate as the most unpretentious firm could offer. "To make It easy for everyone to learn the facts about funeral- prices, and to compare what the McAuley Funeral home offers with what may be obtained elsewhere, we have established a fre public advisory department, where Information on every phase of burial service and costs is available without obligation. As part of their educational campaign, the McAuley Funeral home is distributing a booklet entitled ..Before Sorrow Comes," which explains funeral methods and costs and is available for the asking. National Secretary to Attend Local Meeting H. E. Van Eman, assistant national secretary of the Benefit Association of Railroad employes anr* L. A. Gehrlg, De.s Moines, state organizer, will be present at the meeting of the organization to be hek at the P. G. and E. auditorium March. 10. ur +. + + Home Town -- By D. W. M. -- YESTERDAY, I was bragging HOW I had contributed to THE CHICAGO Tribune's Line OF TYPE and my contribution WAS accepted and Tim said THAT WHEN he went over with THE A. E. F. he contributed TO THE Atlantic Daily and DIDN'T CARE whether his CONTRIBUTIONS were accepted OR NOT and Gandhi has got HIS SALT and now I hope that SOMEONE gives the old boy A PAIR of pants and we can FORGET HIM and congress SPENT TEN billion and then CALLED it a day and maybe SOMEDAY we can forget them AND I watched a man ALLOW HIS wife to clamber UNASSISTED into the family CAR THE other day and idly WONDERED if he would, have BEEN SO inattentive a few YEARS AGO and then it came TO ME that perhaps the REASON HE wasn't so gallant AS WHEN she was a gal was THAT SHE wasn't as buoyant AS WHEN he was a boy but YOU CAN'T say that you have SEEN THE Acme of perfection IN ELECTRIC refrigeration UNTIL YOU drop in to our STORE AND see the new line OF FRIGIDAIRES that we just UNCRATED. I THANK YOU. Don McPeak, Mason City Hardware Co.

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