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March 26, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

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fl- T % ,·' *'·' : ' P I '·· ill THYRZA PAGE IS TAKEN TO HOME Recovers from Head Wounds Suffered in Attack by Her Brother. INDEPENDENCE, UP)--Thyrza Pace, 13, in whose defense against attack by a brother. Rodney, 17. an. other brother, Ogden, 19, died here two weeks ago. has recovered sufficiently from head wounds to be taken to her home from a local hospital. The girl was struck on the head MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 26 · 1936 with the blunt side of a hatchet bj the younger boy, who was driven away from his victim by the older brother. Rodney Pace then shot Ogden twice with a rifle, inflicting wounds from which the latter died a few hours later. Rodney Pace is now in the psychopathic ward at Iowa State University hospital for examination into his sanity. He was ordered there by Judge R. W. Hasner of district court when he was brought before the court for hearing on a charge of murder. Ohio editor suggests that taxpayers need a battle cry. 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Kincer of the United States weather bureau, should be celebrated as a true pioneer of the science of meteorology- More and mor; it is being- demonstrated that weather phenomena occur in cycles. Therefore, to be able to forecast weather conditions, the greater quantity of data on past experience available the more reliable prediction will be. The weather Durcau now has on file literally mi- ions of reports of weather observation. This is one jjqpe of record which never can become out ol date. Indeed, weather experts gather every type of information they can. extending as far back as Eiblicai times. The seven fat years and the seven lean years in Joseph's time in the land, of Egypt now are recognized to have a certain scientific value. Even the flood is given importance. Through Middle Ages. Down through the middle ages the vagaries of the weather are traced. Scientific data, in the modern sense, are lacking as to these distant times, but references in lit- I erature are collated for the purpose of creating- as nearly as possible a chronological record. To-the co-operative observers of the weather bureau goes much | credit for the more recent work. The term recent, in this connection. has its own meaning- because weather is not precisely a. recent matter. A half century or so may seem a long time, but in climatological terms anything within such a span is recent. Therefore, even those co-operative weather observers who have been at their tasks for more than 50 years regard their ELEVEN services as recent. There are three such still serving the weather bureau in a voluntary capacity, working without compensation. Elwood Kirkwood observes at Mauzy, Ind.; Edward L. Rcdfern at Taunton' Mass., and William C. Harris at Dover, N. J. 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He addressed a circular to land offices in different parts of the country asking that weather observations be systematically made and the reports sent to Washington. Two years later the surgeon general of the United States army arranged to receive similar reports from army posts. Twenty years later James Espy was designated by congress to act as meteorologist to the army. Then, in 18-17, the famous Prof. Joseph Henry, secretary of the The greatest Voss Washer Value in over 35 years as Voss representative in Mason City. For the first time you get the famous Voss electrically protected safety wringer on a low price washer . . . and 2 tubs as well! SPRING SALE NOW ONI Special Combination Offer Includes: Famous Voss, Regular Price $49.95 Safety Wringer, Regular Price. . . . 10.00 2 Laundry Tubs, Regular Price. . . 8.50 Total Value $68.45 You Get 1 Them All For Only . 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This resulted in ihe creation of one of the most remarkable scientific organizations in the world, the corps of co-operative weather observers. It is seldom indeed that people work for nothing even for brief periods. It is even more seldom that they work day in and day out for long years without any form of compensation'save the satisfaction of doing a good job. There now are 5,000 of these cooperative weather observers who have been at work for long periods. There are hundreds of them who have been at their daily tasks lor more than a quarter of a century. It is vital that the records be regularly kept. Fragmentary records lose much of their value "by reason of the gaps. The bureau furnishes these co-operative observers with i simple instruments such as rain gages, but not one of these 5,000 receives any money compensation. I Important to Public. That fact, then, serves to emphasize the importance to the public service of such a man as Elwood Kirkwood who has served more than 54 years, taking his daily observations on the farm where, in 1857. he was born. The observations have been taken, over this long pericd, from practically the same spot.' Their continuity lends them a high value. Among the 5.000 co-operative observers there are 300 women."The dean of them is Miss Louis.T B. Knapp who. near Plymouth, Mass.. has been serving for 49 years. Another woman veteran of this service is Miss Annette Koch of Logtown, Miss. Miss Koch's father was an amateur observer of the weather and kept a private log of observations at his farm. On his death in the early nineties, the daughter took over the work sending her data to the weather bureau. She has been steadily at the task now for 43 years. Then there is Miss Alice B. Scudder. co-operative observer at Moxee in the Yakima valley, state of Washington. She began her work in March of 1892 and has not missed a day since. Also, for 35 years, j she has been a school teacher. ' Work Itself Light. The work itself is light. Only j about 15 minutes a day is required I to make the readings 'that the i n - I strumrnts show and duly record them. But the necessity for absolute continuity is what makes the work given to roaming far from home. Still more obviously, in view of the complete absence of compensation, the work must be done by persons who are not of the type which always inquires: "What is there in it for me?" The weather bureau regards it as a remarkable tribute to Americanism that 5.000 such persons exist in the United States and that some 300 of them have been at the task between 25 and 50 years and are still going strong. 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