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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, March 6, 1939
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16 MASON CITY GLOBES-GAZETTE Charles City Globe-Gazette MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1939 OFFICE PHONE 1052 Office at 603 Riverside Drive News Correspondent, Phone 318 Don K. Sandell, Manager Residence Phone, 937-J Library Gets Art Collection RARE VOLUMES ARE INCLUDED Arthur Mooney of New York City Is Donor of Books CHARLES CITY--The Arthur Mooney collection of 500 books on art presented to the Charles City public library a couple of years ago was shown to the public for the first time Sunday afternoon. An assembly of booklovers responded to the invitation extended by the board of trustees o£ the library, Women's club and A. A. XL W. committee to attend a forum which featured Harry M. Clark, principal of the high school, who spoke on the Oxford Lecterv Bible, a recent addition to the collection. This Bible, printed in two large volumes, is one of 40 similar books in the United States. It is valued at $500 and was given to the Charles City library in memory of Mr. Mooney's sister, Minnie Mooney, deceased. Accompanying the gift was a rare miniature of Miss Mooney in a recessed ebony frame which hangs on the wall above the Mooney art cabinet. Took Six Years The labor involved in printing the Oxford Lectern Bible took six years and is considered the finest and most consistent example of composition and make-up that has been produced in our day. The project originated with O. F. Morshead, librarian of Windsor castle, England, and was carried out under the supervision ot Bruce Rogers, master designer of type, who-signed his name at the end of'the second volume. King George V was presented a copy by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The book includes 1,250 pages o£ Saint James version and the Apocrypha and is bound in pigskin with gold leaf letters on back and front Only the printed pages were sold by the Oxford University Press, London, and Mr. Mooney selected the binding and asked his friend, Frederick William Goudy, New York, to design the outside lettering. In Centaur Type Mr. Clark not only told about the Lectern Bible but described other noted Bibles in past history. Only 200 volumes of the Lectern Bible were printed in 22 point Centaur type. One of them on special Japanese paper is in the library of congress. Mr. Mooney, who is now past 80 and retired in "New York, spent his younger years in Charles City. He and his sister, Minnie were left orphans when they were very young and later he studied art in Minneapolis. He became a professional photographer and in 1900 left Charles City and went to New York. His work with the Eastman Kodak company often took him to Europe where he purchased many objects of art. Some o£ these were presented to the local library with his books Included in the list of books are many rare volumes and first editions. He presented them to * ' * Is Donor of Collection ARTHUR M'OONET Charles City because as he stated in his letter, "I recalled the distant days when people were so kind and lent me books 'before there were libraries or reading rooms or indeed, any place where we could find a book. The few who did own them placed them at my,disposal and when it came time to consider what to do with my books I decided to send them to Charles City." Catalog Is Printed · C. H. Parr, president of the library board o£ trustees, made the introductory remarks, explaining how the opening was delayed on account of having a special cabinet built. Mrs. M. W. Ellis is having a catalog of the books printed which will be distributed at the forum meeting next Sunday. Miss Aagot Loftfield, art teacher in the high school, will be the speaker. Charles City Briefs CHARLES CITY--While on her way to attend services in the Catholic church Sunday morning Mrs. John Josten fell and suffered a broken hip. She was taken to the Cedar Valley hospital. Among those who went to Des Moines Saturday to attend the Schoenmann-Smith wedding were Mr., and Mrs. -Lewis Burnham, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Fluege], Mr. and Mrs. Donald Immel,- Mr. and Mrs. Keith Wilcox and Miss Barbara Blake. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Higgins are the parents of a son born in the Cedar Valley hospital. Lieut. O. J. Weisner was the instructor at the meeting o£ the Cedar Valley Reserve Officers' meeting in Weston Jones' office Friday evening. .Alfred Beardmore, who attends Iowa State university, spent the weekend at the home of his parents, Judge and Mrs. T. A. Beardmore. Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Moore nave gone to California to spend a few weeks. E. C. Howard o£ LaCrosse, Wis., is visiting his sister, Mrs. E. L Childs. RYP MEETING IS CONDUCTED Program of Rural Young People Is . Explained Fully CHARLES CITY--There was an attendance of 60 at the first Rural Young People's meeting held in the manual arts building Saturday evening. Groups from Cerro Gprdo- and Mitchell counties joined the young unmarried people in Floyd county beyond 4-H club age. · . . The visitors who are organized explained the program being carried out in their counties. Various games were played after which the following program was carried out; _ Explanation of state organizations; Byron Lesch; recreation, Adeline Smoh'k; community service, Eleanor Witt; discussion, ''Should the federal government aid the young people just beginning to farm? 1 ' Art Jensen, Grant "Jerhart and Franklin Moore. The party was planned by Melvin Marth, Helen Titus, Paul Henderson, W. H. Brown, county agent, and Opal Bos, home demonstration 'agent for Floyd and Mitchell counties. About 50 counties in Iowa have HYP groups. FELIX FINED $128, COSTS William Weber Gets $300 Fine on Plea of Guilty to Charge CHARLES CITY--Judge T. A. Jeardmore held court in Charles City Saturday when he granted a divorce to Lela Stratford from Glenn H. Stratford on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment Two minor children were placed n the custody of the plaintiff. Oscar Felix of Budd pleaded ilty to the charge o£ illegal :ransportation of liquor and paid a fine of §128 and .costs. William Weber pleaded guilty ;o illegal transportation of liquor and was fined S300 and costs. The judge sentenced Lawrence Kelly to the industrial school at Dldora. Judge Beardmore planned to go d Allison Monday to try the case o£ the state of Iowa vs. Micich vho is charged with attempted robbery of a bank. School Election at Swaledale March 13 SWALEDALE--gchool election vill be held March 13. Three di- ·ectors are to be elected. The fol- owing are on the ticket: Les Bonner for one year; H. Krause, Monroe Honey, F. Ward and James Dorsey all for three years. NUPTIAL VOWS ARE EXCHANGED Lorene Schoenemann Becomes Bride of Merrill Smith, Jr. * CHARLES CITY--Miss Lorene Elizabeth Schoenmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A Sehoenmann, Blockton, and Merrill Gershom Smith, Jr., son o Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Smith, Charles City, exchanged marriage v o w s before the green decorated chancel of Plymouth Congregationa church, Des Moines, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Stoddard Lane, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony in the presence o£ a small group of immediate relatives and close friends of the bridal couple who stood in front of a large basket of white flowers placed on the altar. The bride was given away by her father and the attendants were Miss Kay West, Ames, and Chandler Smith, brother ot the bridegroom. Mike Cornielson, Des Moines, acted as usher. In Floor Length Dress The bride wore a floor length white lace dress and finger tip veil caught with a coronet of lilies of the valley. She carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas. Miss West wore a light blue 3oor length chiffon gown and carried talisraen roses and white snapdragons. For traveling the bride wore a blue r fur trimmed suit with darker blue accessories. Mrs. Schoenmann, the bride's mother, wore a dusty pink crepe Iress with blue accessories a n d \flrs. M. G. Smith, Sr., was'dressed n leaf green crepe with fushia colored hat Reception Is Held A reception was held at the D arish house immediately after he ceremony and the bride cut .he three tiered wedding cake. Their wedding trip will take, them to the Ozarks and Memphis, Tenn. and when they return they will ive at 614' Josiin street, Charles City. Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith are graduates of Grinnell college, class of 1938. Mr. Smith who is also a graduate of Lake Forest academy, Lake Forest, 111., is the grandson of the late James Smith, donor of Smith Hall, Grinnell col- ege. He is now a member ,of the firm, Merrill G. Smith and Son, dealers in lumber, paint and coal. D lan School Election or Nashua District NASHUA--The following names have been filed with the secretary for the nomination of director of the independent school district of Nashua: W. P. Borcherding J B. Watson, W. R. CJampitt, C. L. Pierce, Dale Coates. The term of J. B. Watson and Roy Scoles, president of the board, expires this year. Mr. Scoles, who is also a nember o£ the city council, is retiring. ACCEPTS POSITION CHESTER--Miss Virginia Far- fusson, who has been attending Jpper Iowa university, came iome Friday to take a position in he Social , Welfare offices in Cresco and Decorah beginning Saturday. ATTEND FUNERAL CHESTER--J. B. 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F. hall in Plymouth Thursday evening the Manly Rebekah lodge presented to the local ledge the traveling gavel in an impressive candlelight ceremony. The Manly lodge chartered a bus to bring a large delegation to the meeting. The Rebekah lodge o£ Mason City was also well represented. Mrs. Rose Viall, past president of the Rebekah Assembly of Iowa, gave a talk after the presentation. Representatives of the lodges in attendance also spoke. A program and social hour followed the presentation. Refreshments were served. About 60 were in attendance. "India's Millions" Discussed by Group CHESTER--Mrs. R. P. entertained the Missionary society Friday afternoon. A lesson on "India's Moving Millions" was presented by Mrs. J. I. Turner assisted by Mrs. Nelrns and Mrs. R. F. Jones. The hostess served a lunch. Mikesh Trial Begins · in Allison Court; Faces Robbery Count ALLISON--Trial jurors lor Butler county district court were summoned to appear Monday when the case of State of Iowa versus Leo Mikesh of Ackley was set for hearing. Mikesh was indicted by the Butler county grand jury on Dec. 20, 1938 on a charge 'of entering the Kesley bank with intent to rob. Regular Meeting of Townsend Club Held BELMQND--The regular meeting of the Townsend club was held Friday evening at the city hall. Rockwell's Harmony Club Has Meeting ROCKWELL -- The Harmony club met at the home of Mrs. Fred Bader March 2. Owing to the uncertainty of road conditions, sickness and moving, only 11 members and one visitor were present, but a pleasant afternoon was enjoyed. The leaders presented the lesson on "Training the Appetite." The next meeting will be held March 1G at the home of Mrs. Owen Mullen. Chapin Farm Couple Finds "Mystery Man" Occupying Its Bed C H A P I N--Mr. and Mrs. John Thmes, who live a mile east of town, were given an unusual surprise when they returned home from Hampton Friday evening about 11 o'clock. When they came home they noticed the barn doors and outside porch door open. Opening the bedroom door they found a man in bed partly dressed and asleep. They called S h e r i f f Fred Schweiger and he took him to Hampton and placed him in the county jail. The man was unable to tell him his name or give any details how he happened to be -there. There were no identification cards in his pockets and his wallet was empty. Party Is Held GOLDFIELD -- Mrs. Braden Stoakes entertained a group of youngsters at a birthday party on Saturday afternoon in honor o£ her son Jack's birthday. Games were played by the group after which refreshments were served. ATTEND LAST RITES GARNER--Mr. and Mrs. Jim O'Connor attended the funeral Saturday at Mason City of his cousin, John Sheehy, who was killed at Osceola, Mo. JOE MERFELD IS CO-OP HEAD Officers of Greene Farmers' Society Picked at Meeting GREENE--The local Farmers' Incorporated Co-operative society met Saturday afternoon at tKe City hall and elected the following officei-s and directors: President, Joe Merfeld; vice president, Guy Clikeman; and directors, James Snell, Charles Crouse, Paul Ott, Karl Kleinschmidt, Percy Lucas, William Fisher, Will Cheney, Ed Hildebrand and Ed Merfeld. Sales for 1938 were $170,197 including coal §20,663; corn $93,935; feed and flour $10,785; oats $18,057; seed and soy beans $23,890 with a surplus Jan. 1, 1939 o£ $33,690 and a net profit for the year of $939. "Man in the Green Shirt" Is Presented BRISTOW_The Bristow" school faculty presented the three act comedy "The Man in the^Greeh Shirt" at the school auditorium on Thursday and Friday ni°hts A n d K n o w H o w S m a r t Y o u C a n L o o k In a NEW SUIT 1 f\f\ NEW SPRING SUITS l/U AND TOPCOATS You're probably so tired of looking at that old regalia that you walk by mirrors as fast as you can! But come into our store . . . be fitted with a spring style . . . see yourself in a new suit. . . and you'll offer congratulations to the man in the mirror on his smart appearance! Picked at a price that most of our customers have voted "most popular"--ready to wear now! Sizes for Everybody Big men, small men, tall men, short men--and all the men between--we can fit every figure up to 50 long stout in the new spring suits and topcoats--and of course, there are immense stocks for regular sizes.-Our fitting service is number one--and we guarantee satisfaction SINGLE or DOUBLE BREASTED YOUR CREDIT BS GOOD S pnng F orecasters W E don't gaze into crystal balls to foretell fashions of the future: but we do send our buyers out into the market at the very opening of the season to see all the fabrics, all the style details, all the products of the finest manufacturers. Then we pick the clothes you'll want to wear right now . . . and all spring . . . they're prophetic! MIER WOLF SONS _-lp'clock dinner' after wtiich the 1 ago' '.That"rtav. "if Copyright, Chartei J. mmiffc« .;....; . ..". l.r

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