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Mason Gity News Â· . Â«#Â» / on This Page SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1931 North Iowa's Home Newspaper March,9--Mason City school election. % March 9--Barre-Hill, baritone, Civic Musi? association concert at high school auditorium. March 18, 19, 30 and 21--Mason City's annual spring opening. m Mason' City WELFARE UNIT HELPING UNEMPLOYED Woodmen members are to attend meeting Tree and Flower talks, WCCO, 8:30 a.' m. Railroad Employes National Pension Plan association, Sunday, March 8, Eagles Hall at 2:30 p. m. Farm Loans--Prompt service. Act now for spring. W. L. Patton, 109 'East State.'Street. Brady recommends and guarantees Dr. Erickson's New Eczema Remedy. - Modern requested March 9. Will build a garage '10x18, material and labor,'for $140. Will glad\ ly give estimates on new or re. model work. Fred Pinneke. Phone 3661J. Modern Woodmen members are irquested . to attend meeting iiarch 9. \ Eat your Sunday dinner, domesticated wild duck or fried chicken, at the Clear Lake Golf and Country Club. Chicken dinner Sat. night and Sunday, 12 to 2, at Home Tea Room. Â· St. Paul $3.55 by bus. Jefferson Bus depot. Phone 174. See the'new shipment of 150 new Table," Bridge and Junior lamps which the Peoples Gas and Electric company have on'display. Plain dresses c p 50c.' Plain coats 65c. Men's topcoats 50c. Han. ford Cleaners, Inc. Phone 718. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere appreciation SOCIAL AGENCIES URGE PROMOTION OF EMPLOYMENT New Projects' Suggested by Social League to Make More Work. The Social Welfare league and representatives of all the other allied agencies met in joint session with the executive council of the community chest at the Hanford hotel Friday. A survey of existing conditions and plans for the campaign for 1931 were made. In a regular meeting of the Social Welfare league, which followed the joint meeting the following resolution was the outcome of reports and discussions: "To the people of Mason City: "Since we are Hearing the close of the season of the year when unemployment in all our communities is the greatest; since the unemployed everywhere have shown wonderful courage and self-control considering the severe financial stress to which they have been subjected and our cities have been remarkably free from social disorder and crime and in view of the fact that the month of March is always the hardest month for the casually employed and the unemployed to pass thru, having generally used up the savings of previous .months and exhausted all of their resources, therefore we should feel it incumbent upon us to find all the work we can during this month for our unemployed. "We are, therefore, appealing to you to find work, for the unemployed in our city in y'our home or business or wherever it is possible. There are always odd jobs about our REIGNS AS BASKETBALL QUEEN -PHOTO BY WRIGHT M 1 ; KAi'HLJiiiN GLASS, senior, was voted queen of the basketball court recently by members of her class who cast thetr votes as they attended the jrames thruout the season. She was honored at the West Waterloo game which closed the scheduled cage seuson for the Mohuwks. Tho photo shows her betas wheeled on a float to the center of the court where Principal James Rue officially announced her as the queen by popular vote. _ rt . to the many friends and organizations who so graciously houses this time of year needing to extended their sympathy and kind- be done. There are repairs to be nesses during the loss of our dear made on buildings. Persons contem- riusband and father. " :.Â·Â· and Mrs. Roger' B. C-sttey. Owen Township Farm Bureau Has Meeting The Farm Bureau of Owen township held its monthly meeting at the Fred Frenz, Sr., home Wednesday evening. There were 30 present. The program opened with community singing, f'America." Talk, "Wha Determines Standards of Living in Iowa?" by Mrs. Dick Fullerton; reading, "The Surprise" by Mildred Thompson; song, "Old Folks at Home," by all; piano number by Mrs. Cecil Harrington; reading, "After School," Richard Thorripson; songs, "Nellie" and "Mickey Bran- jg-an's Pup," Dick Fuller'ton. The next meeting will be at the Herman Zirbel home April 1. plating building operations should get them, under way as soc" 1 . as possible^ Newels.:the.,.tinie for Â·us to K/our 'power;to"put as"many a.we can-to work in Mason City. Let us bear in mind that it is only as all work who are able to work that our community can enjoy the greatest prosperity and welfare. This appeal ig respectfully 1 submitted." : The general secretary reported February to have been a busy month. A total of 151 old families were served and 40 new ones. To give this service 1,468 contacts \yere made thru the -medium of visits, telephone calls, letters, office calls and telegrams. Grocery orders were given to 104 families and other financial adjustments and services to marry more. From the sewing room 258 articles were given out, very much depleting the stores. Any articles to be donated will be very ratefully received. } Meeting Planned for Vegetable Growers A meeting of vegetable growers in the vicinity of Mason City has been arranged for 8 o'clock Monday evening 1 at the Peoples' Gas and Electric auditorium. Harry H. Gar,d- ner will discuss fertilizers and their use stressing the means for obtaining the best results in growing vegetables. -The meeting will be open to anyone who is interested. D. H. Culver of Clear Lake has arranged the program. At this meeting an organization of vegetable growers may be formed to continue the program of giving information to growers. For Sale: $650 will buy owner's e q u i t y -- approximately $1,800--in a $6,500 contract for deed. Modern five room bungalow with garage, located at 1032 1st St. S. W. Contract payments ?50 per month. Now renting for $50 per month. For Further Information, write ECK ROS Phone 1S4 Kresge Bldg. Music and Comedy Given at McKinley Community Meeting Musical" numbers and a comedy were features of the program presented Friday night at the meeting of the McKinley school community center at the schoolhouse. The center is sponsored by the McKinley P. T. A. and the Y. M. C. A. Numbers on the musical portion of~the program were a euphonium solo by Glade Sperry with Arlene Powell playing the accompaniment, a cornet solo by Howard Schweer Powell "playing the accompaniment; and a trombone solo by Junior Seney, with Mabel Joy Prusia playing the accompaniment. A one act comedy entitled "Wanted a Cook," was presented by members of the McKinley School child study club under tire direction of Mrs. William Carson. PUBLIC BUILDING WORK PROMISED Large Projects Considered for Hampton and Osage. By.RADFORD E. MOBLEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 7--Speeding up of the expanded public building program which contains tentative allocations aggregating $160,00 for new buildings in cities in the Mason City area, was promised here today by tfeasury officials. Altho the money allocated in the new'program justr asnt'to" congress will not be authorized or appropriated for at this session, the program which is now under way wil .be speeded up so considerably'thai action on the new projects will be from two to three times as quick as under former conditions. The Mason City area projects included in the new list .were Hampton, which received $80,000, and Osage, which also received $80,000, Iowa Total $1,535,000. The total for Iowa in the new program amounts to $1,535,000. This is additional to the $5,165,000 included in the earlier program. These include the Mason City building and others now in various stages of completion. Under the ordinary congressional procedure, the house appropriations committee at the next session wil call before it Supervising Architect James Wetmore and members of the joint postoffice-treasury public buildings cpmmittee. To Show Iowa Needs. At that time explanation of the needs of the Iowa cities will be pre sented to the committee. On thi basis of these hearings, congres sional authorization will be given Nearly always the projects recom mended by the joint committee adopted. If any changes are 'made in the list presented last week, they will be upward and not downward. Following the authorization the committee will request congress to appropriate the money for the specific projects as they are recorded in the calendar of the architect's office at the treasury. This will be granted as a matter of course. If Daly Epigrams! The diamond is the hardest- known substance--to get. WJ.DlLYCo IXUMBINOI HKATINO May Purchase Ice Cave. MAQUOKETA, March 7. (UP)-A movement is under way here to raise $2,000 with which to purchase the ice cave, a well known picnic ground, and incorporate it into Maquoketa Caves state park here. About 5500 has been subscribed. HARRY HOYT, 38, DIES IN WEST Former Resident of Mason City Succumbs in Los Angeles. Harry A. Hoyt, 38, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Hoyt, 225 Twelfth street northwest, died at his home in Los Angeles Friday morning, according to word received by relative^ here. Besides his parents, Mr. Hoyt is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. Delia Sheller, Everett, Wash., a brother, Sam Hoyt, Glendale, Cal., a sister, Mrs. Enid Jardine, Mason City, and a brother, Joe A. Hoyt, Emmetsburg.'i. : . : Relatives stated Saturday that no word concerning funeral arrangements had been received. Mr. Hoyt's mother and his sister, Mrs. Sheller, were with him several weeks before his death. He had been failing in health for about two years. ' Mr. Hoyt received his education in the Mason City schools. He enlisted and served about 18 months in the World war. He took up engineering and had been in the employ of the city of Los Angeles for several years. The deceased was a member of the Elks and several Masonic orders, including the chapter and the Knights Templar at Mason City. He also was a thirty-second degree Mason. RAIL SITUATION GIVEN BY MORRIS AT BAR MEETING Says Proposal of Commerce Commission Would Cripple Roads. "Notwithstanding the f^ct that the railroads experienced one of the most disastrous years in their history in 1930, the interstate commerce commission has recommended a change in the transportation law that would completely remove the only affirmative statutory recognition of their right to a fair return upon the value of their properties,' said C. D. Morris, of the western railways' committee on public relations, Chicago, in an address before the Cerro Gordo County Bar asso eiation at the Hotel Hanford Sat urday noon. Roe Thompson, vice president of the association, pre sided. "The pxu'pose of the proposed change," continued Morris, "is evi dently to place congressional author ity behind the confiscatory polic; the commission has hitherto fol lowed in the fixing of rates. Strikes at Heart. "This recommendation, which wa made in a letter to the chairman of the interstate commerce com mittee of the senate, strikes at th heart of the transportation law un der which the railroads have bee regulated and operated since 1920 It would abolish the method of as certaining the value of the railroads now prescribed by law and upheld by the supreme court as the basis of rate regulation, and establish in lieu thereof the mere judgment of the commission, which would he authorized to establish a rate, base that would be unconstitutional and confiscatory under decisions of the supreme court. In' brief, such a change in the law as is recommended would operate to establish an arbitrary control over the railroads; leaving them only the'power to assert in the courts their constitutional rights as the owners of private property. "The transportation act, which became a law in 1920, provides specifically, in section 15-a, for fixing rates with the value of railroac property as a base, and recognizes the right of the roads, under honest efficient and economical management, to earn a fair return on this valuation. The roads were to be valued by the commission, under a aw enacted years before and introduced by the elder Senator LaFol- ette of Wisconsin. The commission las spent many years and many millions of dollars in making the aluation thus provided for. In fact, he valuation has not yet been en- irely completed. Served as Protection. 'This method of providing a rate lase, however, while not originally ntended for that purpose, has served in some sense as a protec- ion to the railroads, since the su- reme court has always insisted ipon the recognition of property ights in making valuations. On the other hand the commission has always insisted upon the right to make valuations in accordance with ts own views, as it did in the cele- jrated O'Fallon case, regardless of :he language of the law, decisions of the supreme court, and the effect upon the carriers. Unable to bring the supreme court to an acceptance of its views in this matter it now recommends a change in the statutory law. "Moreover, a proposed law introduced by Senator Htwell, Nebraska, would put the government itself into the railroad business by making it the recipient of a certain percentage of the so-called excess profits of the carriers, and provide for the investment of such funds as may be received under this provision, in the stock of the railroads from which it is collected, for government account. --.. Is Needed Soon. "In view of the condition to which the carriers have been brot by the persistent refusal of the regulating authorities to fairly and sympa- thetically follow the plain provisions of the present law, it is certainly high time for the public to insist that legislative tinkering with the transportation laws come to an end and the present law be fairly administered, at least for such a period as may be required to demonstrate whether its provisions are fair to the public and to the railroads. "Certain it is that unless some such policy as this is adopted in the immediate future there is grave danger of a deteriorated transportation service." 7 State Cases Listed. ALLISON, March 7.--There are seven state cases listed for tria this term of court, 166 contlnuec civil cases, 62 new civil cases and 30 probate cases. GARDNER ^^ FURNACE CO. * ^ Sheet Metal and Furnaces Rear P. G. E. Bldg. Ph. 4SO Upon Receipt of each application the wheels of our well organized institution move rapidly, so that no time is lost in providing our clients with cash loans, large or small. Funeral Services for Mrs. Scott Are Held Funeral services for Mrs. Helen MeUsaa Scott, 19',Â£ West State street, were held at the McAuley Funeral home Friday afternoon with the Rev. Robert Morgan Redenbaugh in charge. Burial was at Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers were C. D. Cottingham, Sam'Thompson, Henry Perry, W. H. Landmesser, H. T. Gabriel, H. L. Heiny. "Lead Kindly Light" and "Abide With Me" were sung by Mrs. Nellie Prusia and Mrs. Winnie Hayes. VICE IMC. Iowa Nazarine Pastors at Meeting Snowbound CENTERVILLE, March 7. (/B-Twenty-five p'astors of Nazarene churches in Iowa here attending the- annual convention are snowbound and unable to get home to fill their pulpits Sunday. All highways are blocked, interurban cars arc stalled, and trains are not running on the Keokuk and Shenim- doah division of the Burlington railway. FILM SHOWN TO RAILROAD GROUP Longman and Galaty Speak to Hawkeye Club; Shaffer's Orchestra Plays. One hundred and fifty members and business men attended the meeting of the Hawkeye club, Chicago and Northwestern railway employes' group, at the P. G. and E. auditorium Friday night. C. H. Longman, Chicago, supervisor of safety, talked on safety first and S. M. Galaty, supervisor of safety, gave a talk on the largest freight yards in the world, the Proviso yards outside of Chicago. Pictures on the screen showed the Proviso yard, safety train control and a film "Flirting with Death." Miss Dorothy Bower, accompanied by Mrs. Kelso, gave a violin solo and the Nelson sisters, accompanied by Margaret Stevens, all of Scarvillc, sang several songs. Huck Shaffer's Royal Club orchestra provided music for dancing following the program. The orchestra is made up of Huck Shaffer, George E. Powell, H. D. Myrick, Lyall Smith, Bob Bidwell, Tom Wells and V. H. Dillaber. Lunch was served by the Chicago Northwestern Women's club. " G. B. Vilas, general manager of the Northwestern, who was to have been at the meeting, was unable to attend because of a conference. The next regular meeting will be held at the P. G. and E. auditorium April 3. Automobiles Collide at Street Intersection The cars driven by William Bftker, route 0, and LeRoy Jackson 403 Jefferson avenue southwest, col llded at the corner of Fourth stree and South Federal avenue Friday evening. Little damage wns doni and no one was injured. There are several million people determined to get theirs regardles. oÂ£ other peop'le, all working fo: somebody who doesn't feel that way --Cedar R:]Â»ids Gazette. 2 Serious Hazards By K. W. Fisehbeck Every person born into this world must face one of two hazards . . . and he cannot be sure which is his, One is the hazarc of dying too soon before he has ric himself of all responsibilities that he has placed upon him, by natural or assumed relationships. The second hazard is that he long--live past his or until he has There- aro shall live too production span, consumed his savings, probably as many people living too ong as.there are who die too soon The consequences of living too ong are sometimes more than those of early death--because the conse quences of dying too soon are vis ited upon those who become in creasingly able to bear them. Bu the consequences of living too long fall upon an individual who be comes increasingly less able to pro vide for himself. Either hazard can be overcome by a. special New Eng land Mutual policy for the particu lar purpose. Ralph W. FischbecJ will be glad to tell you more with out any obligation. ANNOUNCEMENT We have Ileduced prices. Have your Car washed typ or greased I D C Same Quality Work as Before LAPINER MOTOR CO. A WONDERFUL Barbecue Luncheon EVERY DAY RENDEZVOUS CONFECTIONERY 123 Nortli Federal Ave. NOW LOWER. FOOD PIUCES MAKE POSSIBLE A Good Meal FOR SPECIAL CHICKEN DINNER SUNDAY 40c SAVOY CAFE 14 South Delaware MASON CITY, IOWA Jo.ssc Crawford "Royal's Poet ot the Organ" and also Royal's Special Announcement other the Columbia Chain Sunday, 9 P. M. Loring - Farmer Company -Local Dealer for Royal Typewriters WHY I AM A FORD DEALER Because of the wonderful steering gear in the new Ford. It insures the driver absolute control as it's irreversible and there is no danger of the.wheel being jerked from the driver's hands by ruts or rough roads. The mechanism is carried on two Timken tapered roller bearings (not bushings) and an adjustment is provided to take up wear. Steering is exceptionally easy on account of the 12'/ t to 1 gear ratio. There are no wood screws in a Ford steering wheel because it's of one piece steel construction covered with a black composition. The light switch and horn button are conveniently located in the center of steering wheel. Sec the cutaway exhibit in our showroom. It includes a steering mechanism with sections cut out to show working parts. Look forward to the coming of a new Ford talking picture. Your chance to see the world's greatest automobile factory with the latest, manufacturing methods.--Clarence Schukci. 12 GUERNSEY CATTLE will be sold at the Public Sale, March 11, of Mrs. Ida Halverson. Ranging in age from 3 months old calves to cows. Also a fine bull, 3 year old black colt. Farm located 8 miles northwest of Forest City, 1-3 of a mile from No. 9. We Will Wash or Grease Your Car for 99c Cars called for and delivered without charge. This is the regular '$1.50 wash! S. R. CHEVROLET CO. First and Washington S. W. ATTENTION B. P. O. ELKS You'will meet at the Elks club corns at 9 o'clock Monday, March to attend the funeral services of he late Brother W. R. Hayes. A chic Printed Frock That's what clever fashionables mean when they say they can heve smart cfotHs for less money by making them! For here's 'an utterly charming frock--(simple in the French manner so that a novice can duplicate iti--*et Damon's, Inc. New Price on Blue Ribbon $8.75 No clinkers, no slate or stone, clean burning, ignites readily, holds fire well. Per Ton RAINBOW FURNACE LUMP A high grade coal for a low price --Cash delivered .................... ........................ Consolidated Coal Coke 111-115 SEVENTH ST. S. E. PHONE 1176 Whether You Come Alone or Along-- The Princess is a wonderful place to eat Sunday dinner. The appetizing manner in which our, dinners are served--and the moderation of our prices--are reasons enough--but not all. SPECIAL 50c DINNER SUNDAY, MARCH 8 We Specialize in Chinese Dishes PRINCESS CAFE 112 North Federal Ave. DO YOU KNOW? DO YOU KNOW that no fact in medical / science la better; established than the fact that an ulcer or injury to the rectum stands as an open door to welcome parasitic disease germs of all kinds thru the lymphatic glands and blood vessels?. DO YOU KNOW that Piles, the common name applied to any ailment oÂ£ the rectum, is the forerunner of many diseases pÂ£ the human body. DO YOU KNOW that the system I use in the treatment of plica and other rectal 'troubles is not a surgical method, but ia a mild, painless, soothing and healing treatment Â·which heals and restores the diseased parts to a normal condition? DO YOU KNOW that under my treatment you need not lose) a day from regular duties and you will suffer no inconvenience?. DO YOU KNOW that you can consult me free of charge and, find 1 out what is the matter with you? I will tell you what your trouble is, whether or not you can be cured and what it will cost you. I'rivnfc Diseases of Men and Women Successfully Treated DR. COTHERN, SPECIALIST Office 11 i/j So. Kcdcrul AVI-., over Krcsc;Â« Dollar Store, Mason City, In. Hours: 1) a. m. to ~ p. in.; evenings of Wednesday and Siiturdiiy G:HO to 8:30.