Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 8, 1939 · Page 16
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1939
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Iti MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1939 1, i i CLEARING HOUSE FOR TRAVELERS BEING OPERATED Prospective Guest, Car Owner United by Unique Agency NEW YORK, (ff)--Bowls of .goldfish, monkeys and jaloppies of dubious vintage are out so far as cross-country auto commuters are concerned, which means to Lillian Bohni that the economic hole some people call depression is about filled up. Miss Bohni, whose business is a clearing house for travelers who want someone to share expenses-or perhaps just companionshipexplains: "Everybody, guest and car owner, is getting harder to please every day now. That means they have more money. Further, the average automobile registered here now is a 1937 model. A few years ago the cars were mostly antiquated wrecks. Establishes Friendship Her agency sets up a compan- Jonate friendship, as it were, between car owner and prospective guest before a trip so that each may find out if he likes the other. Lots of time neither does. It's quite a job. For instance, one woman wanted to make a share-expense trip, but only with a gangster. That couldn't be arranged because Miss Bohni had no gangsters on her list. "We try to arrange parties for people of like professions and tastes," she said, "unless otherwise specified. Congeniality is necessary for success of such trips and proof that we often succeed is the number of persons who become regular customers." Even Helped Maxie Maxie Rosenblopm, the former . fighter now operating a night club in California, once asked her to find a slow Florida-bound motorist. "I want to do some road work on the way," she quoted him. He got his man. One man demanded--and got-a rumble seat from New York to Los Angeles. He was fond of fresh air. Another paid extra to take along a bowl of gold fish--necessitating stops every few hours to change water. Fat people stand little chance of getting a ride but when they do, they usually have to pay double --because they take up extra seat space and cost more gas and oil to haul. It's figuring things to such fine fractions that makes Miss Bohni's job interesting-: and tough. Don't Like Children "Autoists don't like children or monkeys but love dogs, she says. One person even paid a full fare once for a dog which he wanted to send to a friend in the west. Occasionally ; guests specify large or expensive cars and are willing to pay extra for the privilege. Some even pay triple- to have an entire back seat to themselves. Some car owners even pay guests' expenses just for companionship. Most Have References "Many women car owners want only men as guests--because women guests talk too much' and men can help in case of trouble," Miss Bohni says. "But the man must be responsible, as must all persons registering here. "We must have good references in addition to car papers. And the personality and appearance of a person counts a great deal, too. "Several movie people have taken cross-country trips to get color for films dealing with such enterprises as ours but the major part of our customers is made up of middle class and fairly wealthy people." The agency was started 10 years ago by A. A. Preciado, a newspaperman who advertised for · paying guest on a trip to Los Angeles. One hundred persons answered. Find Stored Bombs, Reveal War-Time Plot Vlarch Meeting of D . T.A. Is Planned at Leland Monday ICELAND---The March meeting if ;the P. T. A. will be held at the chool house Monday evening, 'eatures of the program are ongs by the Farm Bureau Wom- n's chorus, humorous reading by Sliss..Rachael Gamble of Forest City. Pascal Buren will display ome of his.antiques and give a alk on his hobbies. Committee is VTmes. R.' A.' Carlson, Art Harold- on, Art Gunderson, B. M. Haugen and Oscar Belsheim. Reinhold Faust (left),'74, told a.story in Chicago, state prosecutors,said, of a plot that failed nearly 22 years agro to bomb Chicago patriotic meetings during the 1917 war hysteria. The story was told after four homemade eunpowder bombs, shown at right wilh Police Sergt. Marshall Pidgeon, were found in a safe deposit box where they had apparently been stored since 1917. Faust was held on a charge of storing explosives. Re-Elect Officers of Sheffield Fire Company at Dinner S H E F F I ELD--The Sheffield fire company held its meeting in the Memorial hall Monday evening with a 6:30 dinner followed by the business meeting and election of officers. All officers were re-elected and are H. O. Timmerman, fire chief; A. A. Perrin, assistant chief; Walter Lampe, secretary-treasurer. Farewell Party Is Given at Popejoy POPEJOY--The junior high school pupils gave a farewell party for Carol and Russel Alters Tuesday afternoon. A gift was presented to each as a token of remembrance. 21 NAMED TO MATH GROUP Kanawha Youth One 1 of New Pledges to Pi Mu Epsilon Frat A M E S -- T w e n t y-one new pledges of Pi Mu Epsilon, honorary mathematics fraternity at Iowa State college, were announced here. Undergraduates receiving the honor are: Elmer A. Bachman, Denison; Clifford E. Berry, Ames; Wallace C. Cad well, Kanawha; Albert C. Christiansen, Gilmore City; Robert D. Grange, Cedar Rapids; Louis W. He r s c h e n r o e d er, Omaha, Nebr.; Clyde E. Holvenstot, Davenport; Marvin E. Kessler, Sac City; Dorothy M. Mather, Greene; William R. Mercer, Cedar Rapids; Bradley Nelson, Des Moines;' William M. Root, Clinton; Lawrence Summers, Boone Eileen Womeldorf, Zearing, ant George E. Ott, Schenectady, N. Y Graduate students honored are Christopher E. " Barthel, Baton Rouge, La.; Robert E. Beam, Cam bridge, Ohio; Jacob Dinger, Kaho ka, Mo.; Frank No'akes, Edmon ton, Alta,; Robert Sherwood, Col lege Station, Texas, and Won Ming Shek, Covina, CaL Basis for election to the frater nity is the completion of 2 or mor years of required mathmatics am at least 1 quarter of elective worl with high distinction togethe with a creditable record in othe college work. Sheffield Inter Nos Study Club Gathers SHEFFIELD -- The Inter No. Study club met with Mrs. Anton Rother Tuesday afternoon. Mrs F. H. Eichmeier had the lesson. HAMPTON FIRM IS PURCHASED . .Pioneer Dry Goods . and Ready-to-Wear Company Is Sold HAMPTON -- ; Patterson's, dry- goods and ready-to-wear store, established in Hampton 65 years ago, was sold this week to the W. G. Woodward company of St. Louis, operators of 35 stores in Iowa and surrounding states. C. Ehrhart of Ellendale, N. Dak., will manage the store and will take possession April 1. The Patterson store, one of the earliest in Hampton, was established in 1874 by E. S.' Patterson who a few years later erected the brick .building in which, it has since been located. His son George D. Patterson, became associated with him in 1902 and has continued the business since the death of the elder Patterson in 1911. Mr," Patterson .has . not' announced .his future plans. He retains-, possession .of building, which the Woodwarc company will rent. Eaton in Charge of Education Program FOREST CITY--Supt. George D. Eaton had charge of an educational program at the Woman' club meeting Tuesday afternoon Next Tuesday afternoon V. V Schuldt of Garner will give a talk on "Growing Mission of Our Men tal Hospitals" in an exchange pro gram with the Garner club. A o'clock pot luck- luncheon wil precede the program meeting. OSAGE SCOUTS MERIT RATING Earn Distinction in Distinct Rally Held at Northwood N O R T H W O O D --Troop 36, sponsored by the Lutheran church of Osage earned "an A rating at he northeast district rally held n the gym at Northwood Tuesday night. Troop 23 of Plymouth made a B rating; Troop 20 of Manly, a C rating, and Troop 33 of Northwood, D. A large number of Scouts from the four different :owns in the district were in attendance. The rally; was the second in the series of such events being held in all of-the districts in the Winnebago Scout council. The Rev. T. P. S.olem of Osage, chairman of the awards commit- iee, was in charge of the contests. H. H. Thomas of Northwood was the official timer and B. I. Carey of Northwood was the scorekeeper. Troop committeemen acted as judges in the contest events and Pete Fish, high school instructor, served as , special judge in first aid. Plans for the /next district board of review which will be held in Plymouth on Monday evening, March 20, were announced.' FLV.Hurd Elected Head of West Union Citizens by Group WEST UNION--H. V. Kurd was elected president of the West Union Citizens' club Monday:.evening; M. T. Nodland, vice p'resi- dent; Thomas B. Powell, Jr., secretary, and John Camp, treasurer. Directors elected are N. C. Hermann, H. H. Buhmann and E. D. Oliver. A varied program was given by representatives from Coe college, W. V. Burger, speaker; Andrea Johanson, soloist; Stephen Barwick, accompanist, and Kathryn Skow, reader. Regular Election at Alia Vista March 13 ALTA VISTA -- The regular election of the Alta Vista independent school district No. 5 wil' be held at the town hall on March 13. Two directors are running for re-election, n a m e l y , Raymond Henniges and Ed H. Kemp. candidate, Herman T Schanfeld, is .also on .the ballot. ELGIN »19H Watch value never before offeree for less than 524.75. Convenient Terms M U R R A Y JEWELRY CO. Foresters Bldg. Large Quantity of Meat Stolen From Lockers at Woden WODEN--The refrigerated locker plant was broken into Monday night and a large quantity of meat stolen from a number of the lockers which were pried open. Entrance was made into the building through a wln3ow. : ; Visit in Des Moines POPE JOY--Mrs. James 'Bergen returned home . Sunday after spending a few days with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Apell, and family at Des Moines. 200 WOMEN AT GARNER SCHOOL Ten Kitchen Parties Planned in Hancock for Demonstrations GARNER--A successful project-wide school of electric cookery. was held in the Garner . opera t house Monday afternoon, with approximately 200 women from all parts of Hancock county in attendance. . : It was annpunced that 10 kitchen parties will be held throughout the county in the near future, the first one planned for next week. At these parties groups o£ 20 to 30 farm women will learn a'ctual operation of electric ranges from REA home economists. Assisting D. W. Teare and Miss Louisan Mamer, Iowa REA specialists, in arrangements for the parties are County Agent T. C. Petersen, Mrs. Louise Ferguson, home demonstration agent, and V. L. Hein, superintendent of the Hancock county rural electric cooperative. p . .ATTEND FUNERAL ' JOICE--Mr. and Mrs." Hartvig Sorenson' attended the funeral df A J Mrs. George Kettleson in Masoiir-.' Ci'ty Tuesday. Mrs. Kettleson wasM a sister of Mr. Sorenson., There is one. surviving sister in California. l v-fp W False Teeth Wearers Are Worst Breath Offenders! "Need More Than a Mouth Wash" say Authorities... Recommend Polident Plates and bridges soak up odors and impurities like a sponge! A thin" dark scum collects on them. This scum holds germs and decay bacteria. It is so tough that ordinary brushing seldom removes it. And it gets toto every, tiny crevice where brushing can't even reach. Almost always it results in "denturebretith" --probably the most offensive of all breath odors. . . Yet there's a perfect way to clean and purify false teeth -without brushing, acid or danger. It is Poli- dent, a powder that dissolves away all scum, stains, tarnish anc( odor. Makes breath sweeter-and plates or bridges look better and feel better. Tens of thousands call Polideht a bless-' "·'' ing for comfort, convenience and hygiene. Long-lasting can costs only 3(K at any drug store. Approved by Good Housekeeping Bureau and dentists everywhere. Cleans, Purifies Lik« Magic Da lAfi daily: Add a little Polident powder to \~ glass water. Stir. Then put in plate or bridge for 10 to that Satisfies with a Capital Radio City's world-famous "Rockettes" and CHESTERFIELDS ... two can't-be-copied combinations Departments of Club at Osage Meet at Home of Fred Pacey OSAGE--The home and garden and arts and craft departments of the Osage Women's club met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Fred Pacey. The following program was given: Roll call was responded to with "Kitchen Kink's," Mrs. Hurt Hogan gave a picture study of "Knitting Lesson" by Miller. Mrs. Vern Tenney read a paper on "At Home in the White House." Mrs. Henry Frick read a paper on "The Yard Beautiful." Ihere's skill and precision in the way the Rockettes dance and there's skill and precision in the way the mild ripe Chesterfield tobaccos are blended and proportioned to bring out the best in each. That's why Chesterfields are milder and taste better... that's why they'll give you more pleasure than any cigarette you ever smoked. iC/j -* Annual Guest Day, Party Is Held by Burt Woman's Club EURT--The Woman's club held its annual guest day and party Monday evening at the Methodist church. ' Fifty members and visitors were present at the 7 o'clock dinner. St Patrick's day decorations were used. The evening's entertainment consisted of a one act play and an imitation of the radio program "Information Please." Mrs. P. F. Kriethe was chairman of the entertainment committee and Mrs. P. L. Dremmel of the refreshment committee. AID HAS MEETING HANLONTOWN--The Concordia Ladies Aid served lunch at the Clarence Auserhus sale March 6. Copyright 1939. LIGGETT MYERS TOMU.O Co, ^01HAPPY COMBINATION of the world's best cigarette tobaccos

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