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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, March 30, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 30 193f. THREE PLAY GIVEN AT ROTARY SESSION Wives of Rotarians Guests at Service Club Lunch in Hotel. "Gimme Them Papers," a satirical melodrama, was presented Monday afternoon by the Phoenician club at the Rotary club meeting in Hotel Hanford when the Rotarians entertained their wives. The play received much applause and drew many laughs. It won first prize in the recent P. T. A. vaudeville competition. The cast of the play was: Mary Gould, the heroine; Irene Holman, the hero; Eleanor Irons, the vamp; Bee Lynch, the villain: Eleanor McLaughlin, cheerful cherub. The play was directed by Miss Margaret Rule and accompanied by Marianna Sheffler. Mrs. Harlan Girton was property manager. Musical numbers were presented by two students who are entered in the subdistrict contest at Britt. These were a flute -solo by Bob Major and an oboe solo by Homer Hockenberry. Dorothy Evans was the accompanist. Charles Sherman was master of ceremonies at the program, which was attended by 110. Advertising Lineage, in Newspapers Gams CHICAGO /PI--Retail advertising lineage aggregated 17,646,579 lines in the newspapers of 65 major cities during the week ended March 21 and was 6.1 per cent above the total for the corresponding week a year ago, advertising age reported. PWA is trying to find out what people do with their money. That makes it even Stephen. A lot of people are trying to find out what the PWA does with its money.-Washington, D. C., Tost. Don't Sleep on Left Side--Affects Heart If stomach Gas prevents sleeping on right side try Adlerika. One dose brings out poisons and relieves gas pressing on heart so you sleep soundly all night. Huxtable Drug Co. BRCAD MAKES WONDERFUL TOAST Four Negro Suspects in Attack Slaying of Girl in Alabama Jail BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (a')--Four Negro suspects in the attack and slaying of Miss Vivian Woodward at Huntsville, Ala., were placed in the county jail here Monday after they were brought from Huntsville by automobile under escort of national :uardsmen. Twenty-four guardsmen and three state highway patrolmen accompanied the Negroes. The trip from Huntsville was without incident. The four were placed in jail on the eighth floor of the stone courthouse, considered both mob proof and escape proof. Streets near the courthouse were deserted. DELAYRW ON GUFFEY COAL ACT Supreme Court Holds Sugar Institute Has Violated Anti-Trust Act. WASHINGTON, (/P) -- The supreme court deferred Monday for at least one week its decisions on constitutionality of the Guffey coal and 1933 securities acts. The one of widest effect, in the kour and a half session, held that some practices of the Sugar Institute, Inc., violated the Sherman anti-trust act. Despite arguments that its practices were intended to be co-operative in the public interest, Chief Justice Hughes for the court held that "the end does not justify illegal means." Ruling Eagerly Awaited. The decision had been eagerly awaited by some trade associations as a guide to the extent they could go js.vard self-regulation. They had wonV:red about their status since the court's invalidation of NRA. Formed in 1928 by 15 cane sugar refining companies, the institute was described by its backers as intended to eliminate "secret discriminations" and other "abuses" of the industry. Granting a government request, the court refused to pass at present on tile public utility holding company act. This law is on its way up to the court on other cases. Tax Ruled Illegal. Provisions of the Washington state law of 1933 imposing an occupation tax on radio broadcasting were held unconstitutional. The levy was ruled as an illegal "burden on interstate commerce." The litigation involved whether the slate or federal government had jurisdiction. The unanimous decision was delivered by Justice Stone. New Mexico lost its effort to tax 5 cents a gallon fuel purchased by buses outside the state and used in traveling- through the state. In an unanimous opinion by Justice Sutherland, the justices affirmed a ruling against the state by a three julge federal district court in New Mexico. Other actions included: Mrs. Vanderbilt Loses. Mrs. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt lost her attempt to obtain custody of her wealthy 12 year old child, Gloria. The justices refused to review lower court decisions. New York officials were granted a review of their contention that a 1933 law fixing minimum wages for women and children was constitutional. Sixteen other states were said Lo have similar laws. Arguments will be heard April 28. Arizona's request for oral argument on its right to have the high tribunal determine water rights in the Colorado river among the seven western states was granted. VAN FLEET RITES TO BE TUESDAY Former Farmer, Blacksmith Dies at Home of Daughter. Marion Van Fleet, 78, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Hazlctt, 1020 Tyler avenue northwest, at 12:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon following an illness. He had resided in Mason City for the past four years. Mr. Van Fleet was born Oct. 19, 1857. in Marion county, 111., the son of Henry Harrison and Ardelia Van Fleet. He was married to Mary Idella Strand May 16, 1S82. About 1875 he moved to Wayne county with his parents. In 1903 he moved to Pennville, Mo., where he resided until 1S31. Following- a year at Grand Island, Nebr., with his son, E. L. Van Fleet, he made his home with bis daughter, Mrs. Hazlett in Mason City. During- his early life he was en_aged in farming. Latc r he became a blacksmith and continued at this until he retired in 1931. Surviving Mr. Van Fleet are five children, Mrs. Jennie Ardelia Van Fleet Boyles, Pueblo. Colo.; Mrs. Ethel Leulla Van Fleet Johnson, Olathe, Kans.; Earl LeRoy Van Fleet, Grand Island, Nebr.; Ollie Manford Van Fleet, 1021 Polk avenue northwest, and Mrs. Leona Gralorence Van Fleet Hazlett, 1020 Tyler avenue northwest,. Eleven grand children and one great grandchild and one brother, Emmett Van Fleet. Lamoni, Mo., also survive. Mr. Van Fleet was preceded in death by his wife, June 10, 1934, and by one son. Charlie Francis Van Fleet, Sept. 28, 1908. Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran church at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. Oliver L. N. Wigdahl, pastor, in charge. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery. The body will be taken from the Randall funeral home to the Hazlett residence, 1020 Tyler avenue northwest, Monday afternoon, where it will lie in state until 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon when it will be taken to the church. Pallbearers will be William Parson, Alfred Schleusncr, Robert Hoveland, Chris Hoveland, Ivan Pope and Robert Dull. Cleaning! © RUGS · DRAPES · CURTAINS Now is the time to have your household articles cleaned. LET US help you with your spring housecleaning. We can remove t h a t winter grime from your curtains, drapes, rugs and all your household effects. FOR QUICK DEPENDABLE SERVICE AT THE HOSPITALS A son weighing 5 pounds 9 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pattschull, 32 Twenty-fifth street southwest, at the Park hospital Sunday. James Turner, 2219 Twenty-first street southwest, -was admitted to the Story hospital Monday for a minor operation. Walter Hollatz, Kensett, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following a major operation. A daughter weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Thogerson, 404 Jefferson avenue northwest, at the Park hospital Sunday. Mrs. Leonard Sahr, 1326 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following treatment. Charles Walters. I. O. O. F. home was admitted to the Park hospitaJ Sunday for treatment. Mrs. James Blair, route 4. was dismissed from the Mercy hospita Sunday following a major operation. Mrs. Clifford Koll and infant son 611 Eleventh street northeast, were dismissed from the Park hospitaJ Sunday. Mrs. Don Hazlett, 111 Ninth street northeast, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following major operation. Mrs. Sverre Lee and infant daughter, 623 Washington avenue southwest, were dismissed from the Park hospital Sunday. James Braheny, 31 River Heights was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following treatment. Mrs. C. L. Vaughn, Nora Springs, was dismissed from the Park hospital Sunday following a major operation. Osegero Ygnieo, 503 Seventeenth street northwest, was dismissec from the Mercy hospital Sunday following a major operation. Mrs. Leo Berneman and infant son. Hampton, were dismissed from the. Park hospital Sunday. Master Calvin C. Young, Jr. 914 Sixth street southwest, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following a major operation. Mrs. M. J. Lyons, 604 North Federal avenue, was dismissed from tile Park hospital Sunday following treatment. Alvin Julseth, Kensett, was dismissed from the Park hospita] Sun day following a minor operation. A daughter weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs Keith Robinson, 522% Tenth stree northeast, as the Mercy hospita Saturday. Mrs. Selena Miller. 138 Twenty fifth street southwest, was dismissed from the Park hospital Saturdaj following treatment. A son weighing 6 pounds 1" ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs Wayne Bender. Swaledale. at th Mercy hospital Saturday. Mrs. George Hostettler and infan daughter. 224 .West State street were dismissed from the Park hos pital Saturday. Geneva Torgerson, Northwood was dismissed from the Park hos pital Sunday following treatment. William French. 140 Sixth stree southwest, was dismissed from th Park hospital Saturday following £ minor- operation. This is the thirty-first story in till? scries of explanations inlu the history of lima. Ail- other story about baseball will appear in'this paper next week. 1. The Beginnings olg Baseball. One Tuesday afternoon in July, 66, a newspaperman rode out o the "playgrounds in the western art" of Des Moines to see the ewly organized baseball club play, hough a drizzling rain was falling, le boys seemed to enjoy ''the sport ·ith the zest of philosophers." The eporter had not seen this popular ame before. One man held a paddle in his ands, "while behind him stood an ndividual who was capering around s though he meant to catch some- hing when it came." A ball was ossed toward the batter who gave t an astonishing blow that sent it nto the clouds. "The man dropped is paddle in the dirt, and ran like scared Indian along a tow-path to he first stopping place," which was called a base. Then another fellow ook the paddle and struck the ball X) that it flew over his head and hit he catcher on the nose. Everybody ollered "foul." which referred, the eporter supposed, to hitting the atcher. When the batter missed en- arely he was called "out" because the catcher caught the ball. Sometimes "a fellow, in trying to ·un from one base to another along he tow-path, would get disturbed in lis rnind, and run a few feet backyard, and then a few feet forward, and then a few feet backward again, until it was evident that his mental sperations were so confused that he didn't know the points of the commas from a first-class elephant!" luch a bewildered player was always 'called home by the president of the :lub." Every little while the president, who kept the score in a book, would exclaim, "Side out," and then there was a "tearing time for a minute in juuting- appropriate places," and in givivng the "inning" side a chance 'to lead out with their paddles and rusty legs." The reporter thought le understood the game until one side claimed to have "whitewashed" the other. At that he gave up and went home. Baseball was not a new game. Tt ·rew out of one-old-cat played by .hree boys with a ball and bat. Four joys played-two-old-cat, six played three-old-cat, eight played four-old- eat, and almost any number could lay ''rounders" or "work-up." Jn 'our-old-cat and rounders the bases were located at each corner of a square. The rules were simple and no Stanley Sobicske has returned to his position as advertising and pro motion manager for the Intcrna tional Harvester company branc' office here after several weeks o illness at the Mercy hospital. EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA UNIT SIX By JOHN ELY BRIGGS SPORTS An old-timer catches a hot one. great skill was necessary to have fun. From these elements--an apple- sized ball covered with leather, a ba.t and four bases--Abner Doableday of Coopcrtown, New York, invented baseball in 3839. He arranged the bases in a diamond shape and drew up rules for team play with eleven men on eaeh side. Each team batted until three men had been put out and 21 runs won the game. The standard nine-inning game was not adopted until 1858. Batters were out if the ball was caught on the fly or first bound, and a runner was out if touched with the ball while off a base. For several years after 1840, baseball was played for fun by school boys- and athletic young men. The Knickerbocker Baseball club, c-rgan- iezd in 1845, was the first group to play the game seriously. They reduced the number of players to nine, improved the rules, and played match games with other clubs. A National association of BasebaF Players was formed ill 1858 by 25 eastern clubs. Others joined later. Then came the Civil war. Basebal players changed their uniforms anc shouldered muskets. But they did not forget the game. Volunteers from New York. Pennsylvania anc New Jersey played baseball in the training- camps and during lulls between campaigns. Northern soldiers carried the game nto southern prison stockades and Confederates saw it playc-d n northern . prisons. Western cgimeuts learned it from eastei-n comrades. And so baseball became a national game. In Iowa, baseball was introduced as soon as the war was over, reams were organized everywhere. Young men liked the game. It offered opportunities for personal skill, team play, quick wits, strength and speed, good judgment, and plenty of excitement. Bookkeepers, clerks and lawyers were urged to join a baseball club for the wholesome exercise. Teams in different cities were soon challenging each other. In August, 1866, the Hawk-Eyes of Mount Pleasant defeated the Capita! City club of DCS Moines 66 to 4S in a game that lasted three hours and 48 minutes. The first full nine-inning game ith nine players on each side was played by the two teams of the Jii- licn Baseball club of Dubuque in the summer of 1865. It was said at the time to be "the best game ever played in the city!" The winning side made 12 fly catches, the losing side made nine, snd the score was 21 to 12. Late in September the Empire team from St. Louis beat the Juliens 35 to 29. In 1866 the Dubuque team played in a baseball tournament at Rockford, III. Rockford had a remarkable team. In the following year they beat a champion club from Washington, D. C., rmiinly because of the expert pitching of A. G. Spaulding. Some of the better clubs had uniforms, but probably most of the Iowa baseball teams played in their old every-day clothes. The ball was often no more than yarn wound around a pebble or bullet. None of the players wore gloves. Fielders caught fly balls in their caps. The catcher, without a mit. mask, shin guards, or chest protector, stood far behind the batter to he safe and caught the ball on the bounce. Pitching was limited to a kind of underhand toss as in kitten ball. Basemen stayed close to their bags and thus allowed batters to make many hits. No wonder the scores were high. A Cedar Rapids team made 34, "tallies" in one ining. By 3867 baseball clubs were organized in the principal cities of Iowa. Most of them had fancy names such as the Crescents of Burlington, the Scotts of Davenport the Otkas of Vinton. and the Ex- celsiors of Manchester. Early in May, 1867. a club was organized in Cedar Rapids, then a city of about 3,000 inhabitants. After about six weeks of practice this team played the Vinton Oatkas And won 37 to 14. Vinton won the return game, however. The Grove City club of Marion heal he Cedar Rapids boys twice. Only ,wo other match games were played .hat season. In October, 18G7, the Iowa Statt Baseball association held the first Annual state tournament at Burlington.'Prizes amounting to 51,000 for the first and second best teams in each of three classes were offered, n spite of such generous rewards, many clubs did not compete. The tournament began with a game between the Crescents and Mechanics of Burlington, two teams n the second class. In the afternoon the Actives of Ottumwa played the Orchard City club of Burlington. This game, which began at 3 o'clock, was stopped by darkness at ;he end of the fourth inning when :he score was 48 to 25. It was finished the next morning, and the Actives tvon 69 to 57. On the second day of the tournament the most exciting game was between the Scotts of Davenport and the Hawk-Eyes of Mount Pleasant. "The match," said a local paper, "was a fine one and the game skillfully played on both sides, though it was quite evident soon after it commenced that the Scotts had met rather more than their equals in the active, sturdy and well trained Hawk-Eyes." Good plays were "greeted with loud applause from the gentlemen and bouquets by the ladies." The Hawk-Eyes won, 83 to 57. Beautiful weather continued on the fourth and last day of the tournament. Final games in all classes aroused much enthusiasm among the "fans." Interest centered, however, in the contest between the first class teams. "There was some brilliant playing by both clubs," but the Westerns of Burlington could not match the Hawk-Eyes. The Mount Pleasant team won by the score of 115 to 52. "The Hawk-Eyes have fairly won the first prize," declared the official report, "and must be conceded the championship of the state until some more accomplished rivals wrest from them this proud distinction. " The piize was $200 in greenbacks and a rosewood bat worth $75 Activity Hints. 1. Play the "old-cat" games. 2. Find out about the beginning of baseball in your town. 3. Explain why baseball is a good game. 4. Tell stories about famous baseball players. Next, week: "The World Scries of 1891." SELF DEFENSE WILL BE PLEA Attorney for Vcra Stretz Reveals Plans in Trial for Murder. NEW YORK, l.-l'i--Vera StrctZ will plead sell' defense in the slaying of Dr. Fritz Ucbliardt, her wealthy lover, Attorney Samuel Leibowitz said Monday during a recess in her 1 litst decree murder trial. "On the morning of Nov. 12.'* Lcibowitx said, "Gebhardt called Miss Stretz to hia quarters on the pretext that he die: not know how tf operate an clcutnc heating pad sho had purchased for him. "We will prove that Miss Strela' affection for Gebhardt had cooled and that he attacked her in his apartment. "She shot in se'f defense." The 32 year old secretary was on the stand for the second day, but she was asked few questions about licr illicit romance with the German industrialist. Leibowitz occupied most of tha session reading letters from Gebhardt showing his love for the blond university graduate. Wallace Beery of Charles City Runs for Representative DBS MOINES. (.-?)-- Wallace Beery ( D i of Charles City and Marion Tomich R) of Boone obtained, nomination papers from the secretary of state Monday to seek nominations to the Iowa house of representatives. 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