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EIGHTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 24 1936 CHILD TELLS OF KIDNAP ATTEMPT Daughter of Contender in Toronto Baby Race Threatened. TORONTO, (iP)--Police have been Informed of an alleged attempt to kidnap 5 year old Mary Kenny, daughter of Mrs. Matthew Kenny, one of the' leading contenders in the'?500,000 Charles Vance Millar baby race., "You're the half million dollar hid; get into the car or we'll kill you," a woman is reported to have threatened the child as she walked home from school Tuesday afternoon. Mary, arriving home terrified and in tears, told of a car, con- Â·taining two men and the woman, stopping beside her. One man, she said, got out, while the woman called to her. "She tore the button ofi ! my coat, but I got away," the child said. "The man who was out of the car tried to grab hold of me and I ran up the lane and yelled." Murder Stalked as He Talked DOW VAN EVERY, who owned the Camden ruby, was recounting its gruesome history to his friend, Gary Maughon, and Margalo Younger, the actress, when the needle-like instrument, shot from some sort of projectile, ended the life of the young woman. He had urged her not to wear the famous "murder stone'." The crime had been committed in his home and he felt certain it was definitely linked with the brilliant ruby. Superstitious? Perhaps you would be, top, if you had been present at The Camden Ruby Murder by Adam Bliss Beginning Thursday, March 26, in the Globe-Gazette Clear Lake Globe-Gazette OFFICE PHONE 239 HELEN HENDRICKS, News Editor LEE DEWIGGINS, Circulation and Advertising Residence Phone 310-W Residence Phone 67 FARMER CO-OPS ELECT F, RICH Gam Shown m Both Gram and Lumber Departments of Business. CLEAR LAKE -- The Farmers' Co-Operative company held its annual meeting Tuesday at the Methodist church and rcelected Harvey Wood and Frank Daker as directors. In the business meeting directors re-elected Frank Rich as president of the organization and named Dan Spillman, vice president and Frank Daker, secretary. Reports "of the business for the past year in both the lumber and grain departments were read and accepted by the organization. The Lumber department showed sales amounting to $66,918.61 with the $28,314 in the coal department, $30_,784 in the building material and 37.819 in the hardware and fences, with an operating profit of ?9,008. The grain department shows sales of $37,450 in grain, flour and feed, twine and seeds, machinery, tankage and salt, with an operating orofit of $1,554.23. The Rev. H. E. Blough spoke to the group on cooperative organizations. Readings were given by Kathrvn Wood and Marguerite Winnie. Old' time music was presented by Ring* jrenberg and Olson during the serving- of the refreshments at 4 o'clock. A crowd of about 100 persons attended the affair. Clear Lake Calendar Thursday--Altrarian club at Mrs. Arleigh Eddy home, North Elm street. Thursday--Royal Neighbors and Modern Woodmen at I. O. O. F. hall, program at 8. Grant township Farm Bureau at Grant Center school. Dorcas circle of Zion Lutheran church at Mrs. Sam Villadson country home, 2:30. Twentieth Century club at Mrs. L. E. Ashland home, North Third street Friday--Christian Workers at the Mrs. N. G. England home. South Fourth street, Mrs Lucy Coe, hostess, 2:30. Mixed dance at Surf ballroom. Circle No. 1 of M. E. church at Mrs. Joe Palmer home, dessert luncheon at 1:30. r rida,y -- Subdistrict declamatory contes at the Clear Lake high schoo', 8. Circle No. 2 of M. E. Ladies' Aid at Mrs. A. H. Lord home, North Fifth street. Saturday--Dance at North Show Country club. Dance at Surf ballroom. PARK THEATER Tonight "TRANSATLANTIC MERRY-GO-ROUND" with Jack Benny, Nancy Carroll and Gene Raymond. Mystery rides the waves.' Comedy and Romance rock the ocean! Admission only lOc and He LAKE THEATRE WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY Warner Baxter KING OF BURLESQUE Wednesday Only--9 1'. M. Style Show--on the Stage No Advance in Price--26c-lOc Richardson Observed Ninety-Sixth Birthday Radio Program Pays Tribute . to Aged Civil War' Vet at Lake. CLEAR LAKE--George W. Richardson, East Benton street, a Civil war veteran, reached another milestone rearing the century mark Tuesday. HÂ« celebrated his ninety- sixth birthday anniversary and was recipient of a number of flowers and gifts. Neighbors, friends and members of the Women's Relief corps and Daughters of Union Veterans called during the day, sent greetings and presented him flowers and gifts. A program of songs and congratulations over WHO, Dejs Moines, was held at 1 o'clock in his honor. The radio program was held by the request of Mrs. P. D. Leith, president of the Daughters of Union Veterans. Mrs. Grace Fiske, daughter of Mr. Richardson, entertained at dinner^, in his honor. Mrs. Edith Cornell, Highmore, S. Dak., daughter of Mr. Richardson, and Mrs. Mary Bowman, were the guests. Mr. Richardson is in good health and is able to walk downtown daily and do all of his own household Â· chores. * * * * M. E. CIRCLE TO BE MRS. LORD'S GUESTS. Circle No. 2 of the Methodist Ladies' Aid society will convene at the Mrs. H. A. Lord home, North Fifth street Friday. Co-hostesses are Mrs. S. S. Hudson and Mrs. F. M. Lee. The women will come prepared to make quilt blocks. * s * CENTRAL AMERICA AND CANAL ZONE CLUB TOPIC Altrurian club members will be guests of Mrs. Arleigh Eddy Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Roy Petersen will lead the lesson on Central America and the canal zone. Mrs. Lyle Stunkard will lead the Atlantic Monthly review. G. W. RICHARDSON Ladies' Dress Shop Will Open at Lake CLEAR LAKE -- The A and C style shop, a ladies' dress shop, will be opened in the Hansen building formerly occupied by Gerk's market Saturday. The shop will be managed by the owner, Mrs. Alice Cormican of Independence, Wis., who arrived several weeks ago'to supervise the remodeling of the building for the opening. There is a roomy showroom with oak and ivory wall color scheme and attractive floor covering accentuated by red. She will handle nationally known and advertised merchandise and be assisted in the store by Miss Mavis Ouverson of Fertile. Mrs. Cormican will be joined by her daughter and son-in-law this summer. King to Be Master of Ceremonies for Theater Style Show CLEAR LAKE--0. J. King will act as master of ceremonies a-t the style show which will be presented Wednesday night at the Lake theater by Clear Lake merchants in connection with the regular show. Myhr's orchestra will furnish the music. Meets at Havnen Home. RAKE -- The Legion auxiliary met at the home of Mrs. Fred Havnen Tuesday afternoon. IT PAYS TO BUY * AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE * SAFETY-STEEL BODIES * HYDRAULIC BRAKES J. H, MARSTON 19-25 Third Street N. E. Phone DEGLAM CONTEST CARDED AT LAKE Engage Charles City Judges for Sub-District Meet Friday. CLEAR LAKE--The sub-district, declamatory contest will be held at the Clear Lake high school Friday night at 8 o'clock in which Clear Lake, Nora Springs, Rockford and Thornton will be represented. Judges of the contest will be Mrs. Ruth Melcher, Mrs. Russell Nies and Robert Greet, all of Charles City. Clear Lake will have, a representative in each of the sections. ORATORICAL "There Is No Peace," Carl Morris; "Hickory Stumps," Frank Sheehy, Jr.; "The Creative Citizen," Venolda Steidl. , DRAMATIC "When the Pardon Came," Chariene Dinsmore; "Honey," Martha Ruth James: "On the Eve: A Russian Martyr," Kathleen Newman. HUMOROUS "Brother Love," Mary Courtney; 'Suzie Slake's Vacation," Evelyn Rost; "The Featherweight Champion," Barbara Rutan. Clear Lake Briefs Ice Carries Away Trestle at Muscatine Miss Clotilde Philippe left for Kansas City Sunday night to resume her work with the Frederick Ingram Production company after a few days' rest and visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Philippe. Mary Hill, East Bell street, is quarantined to her home by scarlet fever. Fred Hill and sons, Robert and Donald, are quarantined out, and residing in a cottage on the Camp Grounds, Mrs. H. H. Huntley who resides south of Clear Lake suffered a broken right ankle Tuesday morning. She slipped on the porch of her home while carrying; out some ashes and was brought io Clear Lake for treatment. Mrs. Edith Cornell, Highmore, S. Dak., is visiting several days at the home of her father, G. W. Richardson and sister, Mrs. Grace Fiske. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young who have spent the wiher in Tampa, Fla., returned to their home on the south shore Monday. They drove' the return trip in five days. Mrs. H. S. Speer left Wednesday for her home at.Portland, Ore., after a few days' visit with her daughter. Mrs. F. P. Walker and family, South Second street. The A. C. Style Shop opens Sat., March 28th. Do not miss this and the worth while special for that day only. Goods of quality at the right price." My slogan, "Satisfied Customers." Come in and get acquainted. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Palmer, North Center street, are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday morning at their home. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. O'Brien returned Monday from a week-end visit at Clinton, Davenport, Moline and Rock Island with friends. F. P. Walker made a business trip to Sioux City Monday. Postoffice Department Makes More on Income Tax Than State Does CEDAR RAPIDS, J--The post- office department is making more money than the state on the Iowa income tax report of Guy M. Schultz, janitor at the Cedar Rapids board of education building. Schultz, after filling out his tax blank, found he owed the state just j one cent. He wrapped the coin in | a piece of a paper and enclosed it j with his report, the postage being j three Urns the amount of his tax. ! Former Manager Visitor. KIESTER, Minn.---Oscar Johnson, former telephone manager of Kiester, now of Hendricks, Minn., is here on business. 10' Floating ice in the Mississippi river swept out between 300 and 400 feet of a trestle, running from the -- iva shore to Hog island at Muscatine, as shown above. The trestle, erected to provide transportation of supplies to dam No. 16, under construction iir tho Mississippi, carried a standard gauge railroad track and a roadway for trucks. Telephone cable leading to construction office on the island was swept away with the span. Floating downstream, the span was caught and moored by construction company officials. (Iowa Daily Press photo) RUSH WORK ON DAM AT ELGIN Turkey River Threatens to. Overflow at Elgin; 20 '-Â·Â· Men in Crew. WEST UNION--Twenty county, road workmen under the direction- of County Engineer A. D. Finch worked continuously Tuesday after-: coon and all night and most of Wednesday building an emergency dam in an abandoned millrace at Elgin; The Turkey river, running bank, full, has eaten away its bank until, within two rods of the millrace. Two- thousand sacks of sand are being' used. If the river changes its course. into the race, part of town would bo cut off. County trunk road would' be washed out and a cement bridge left isolated. 1 Decorah, Cresco and Cedar Rapids Truck Lines Are Approved DES MOINES, (.W--The state; railway board approved Wednesday, the application of Charles T. Durant to operate motor freight lines between Cedar Rapids and Decorah and Cedar Rapids and Cresco. The board also allowed John R. Owen to establish a motor freight- line between Oelwein and Cedar" Rapids. I! Ml Leaves for Chicago. Â· PLYMOUTH-- Everett Graves left Monday evening for Chicago where he has obtained employment. Congratulations ERANS You Have Won Another Real Victory A MERICA has recognized the debt she owed you. After years of waiting the legislators of this g r e a t nation have passed the bonus and given to the veterans who sacrificed the best years of their lives a rightful appreciation for the conscientious service they gave their country. You have won a well-earned victory--and we congratulate you upon this achievement. Many veterans are in need right now. Every one, particularly those who have homes and families, have gone without many of the necessities of life. You should have many things right now. There may be some delay, of course, in making the cash available to you, due to the tremendous amount of routine work necessary in Washington b e f o r e the bonds can be issued and placed in your hands ready to use. A Veteran's Word is as Good as Hrs Bond With this in mind, we ore ready to give you the things you need now. You don't have to wait until the bonds are delivered to obtain the FURNITURE you and y o u r families can use right now. Therefore, we invite every veteran to come in immediately, select the FURNITURE his family needs and it will be delivered to you at once--no down payment necessary. You can arrange to pay when Uncle Sam pays you. A veteran's word is as good as his bond--and we are glad to contribute this service to help make happier, better homes in this community now.