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I EIGHTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY °' · 1937 Mason City's Calendar JUNIOR CHAMBER TO BRING KRYL'S SYMPHONY Feb. 26--Open house on municipal buildings. March 8---Mason City school election. Herein Mason City makers Special--Glass coffee $1119. Boomhower Hdwe. Two basketball games scheduled tor Wednesday night at the Denison club, starting at 7:30 o'clock. The Y. W. C, A. girls will play the Denison girls and the Monroe school boys team will play the Denison club boys. Wanted -- Exp. ready-to-wear salesladies. Write G-22, Globe- Gazette. J. H. iVIcWaiers, general freight and passenger agent for the Chicago and Great Western railroad, recently addressed a meeting of the Harlan community club. James Griebling, 9 Georgia avenue southeast, spent Tuesday in Des Moines on business for the Deep Rock Oil corporation. Word has been received here that C. B. Douglas, one time resident of Mason City, is critically ill at his home in Oskaloosa. Mr. Douglas was; connected with the M. 'and St. L. railroad in the eight years he lived in Mason City. H. E. Jorgcnson, 243 Twentieth street southeast, is in Chicago on business for the Universal Car- loading company. PHILLIP MARTIN SENTENCED FOR TAPPING WIRES Pleaded Guilty as He Found Five Years in Pen Facing Him. were PhiHip M. Martin, 620Vi Sixth Heart of a^ Million Dollar System PINBALL GAMES IN COURT AGAIN County Attorney Seeks to Confiscate Three More "Skill" Games. Stimulated by favorable rulings in two test cases, County Attorney M. L. Mason and his assistant, M. C. Cpughlon, with co-operation of the Mason City police force, proceeded Wednesday afternoon with prosecution 'of condemnation actions against three other pin ball machines seized by police from locations in the Federal Smoke shop, 119 South Federal avenue; the Jefferson bus depot and the Cerro Gordo hotel. Again, Stanley Comfort is appearing as an intervenor in behalf of K. Z. Smith, owner of the machines. In the action against the machine found in the Federal Smoke shop, Judge T. A. Beardmore overruled Attorney Comfort's demurrer in which he had maintained that the property was unlawfully seized. The state's contention that the machines, variously described and designated by the manufacturers as games requiring competitive skill, are operated as gambling devices was sustained and upheld by Judge Beardmore in ruling on two similar cases last week. Most of the machines are of the jackpot type and were seized without search warrants by local police. Seven Men Held at Fort Dodge in Hog Theft Ring Roundup FORT DODGE, (/P)--Charges of grand larceny were to be filed against seven men arrested Wednesday morning in a roundup of a hog theft ring operating out of Fort Dodge. The men arrested, three of them brothers, are Merle Heuh, 21; Leo .Terwilliger, 36; Charles Cartee, 35; Fred Cartee, 28; Kenneth Cartee, 21; Herman Taylor, 37, and Andrew East, 52. The gang operated on three occasions on Illinois Central stock trains between here and Webster City the confessions said. Making marriage successful is easy. All it takes is one who has ideas and one to say: "Suit yourself, my dear."--Lincoln Star. street southwest, was sentenced to serve 30 days in the county jail by Police Judge Morris Laird Wednesday on a charge of larceny of electric, current. Martin pleaded guflty to the charge \yhen he learned during the hearing that he could- have been sentenced to five years in prison had the prosecutor desired to press charges. Warned by.Tolice. Warnings regarding Martin's activity at wire tapping had been given the defendant several times by ofUcials of the People's Gas and Electric company and the Mason City, police. When the meter was taken from Martin's house and the current was finally shut off. at the pole, Martin connected on to a neighbor's line. Tuesday night Martin w a s caught in the act o£ tapping a wire to obtain current for the three families residing at his home. Police arrested him at 7 o'clock in the evening. Penally is Heavy. The seriousness of the offense was pointed out to Martin during the trial, for the defendant could have been charged under section 13120 of the 1935 code of Iowa which reads: "If any person maliciously injure, tap, cut, break, disconnect, connect, make any connection with, or destroy any of the wires, belonging to, or attach to, the power plant or distributing system of any electric light plant, or shall aid or abet any other person in so doing, -he shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not more than five years, or be fined not exceeding $500, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court." The defendant was charged under the following section: "13014 --Larceny of electric current, water, steam or gas. If any person willfully, and with intent to defraud, in any manner take from the wires, pipes, meters, or any other apparatus of any electric motor, electric light, water, steam heating, or gas plant and works, any electric current, water, in M a , TM TM , · in Mason City. This moss covered bucket · , ihc * S!l VV K!l TM n TM '' °f «c backyard well and th u c e . Is the Murray pump, the largest at the Mason City waterworks plant Stanflne *» »·- ·«'-- City's Million Dollar Water Plant to Be Visited at Open House Friday I I H T-1 · Jt _ ' u J steam, steam heat, shall be guilty of or gas, he larceny and /MOAH A/UMSKUU. shall be punished accordingly; FOURFiNEOFOR INTOXICATION Two Sentenced for Larceny of 'Coal From Milwaukee Railroad Yards. Four persons were fined ?10 and costs each by Police Judge Morris Laird Wednesday on charges of intoxication. Pete Anderson, Mason Cily, was arrested at 7 o'clock on Second street southwest; J. V. Clausen, 209 Seventh street southwest, was arrested in the 200 block on South Federal avenue at 12:20 o'clock Wednesday morning; Howard C. Roberts, 625 First street southeast, was arrested at Second street and South Federal avenue at 1:20 o'clock Wednesday morning; and Carroll I. Canty, New Hampton, was arrested at Sixth street and South Federal avenue. John Jimenez a n d Carmen Hamirez, 732 Jackson avenue southwest, were sentenced to serve three days in jail on charges of larceny of coal. They were arrested by police in the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul ani? Pacific railroad yards o'clock Tuesday night. at 8:30 DEAR. NOAH^CAN YOU EEPE.E. TO FIGHT FANS AS EING-WOEAAS, OR TO MOVIE FANS AS STAR. GAMERS 7 WARTH ANN SCHWAETZ. SAN CXEGO, CA1.IF. DEAR NOAW^IF THE CAT- SAW THE MOUSE. ^ BEFOKE. THE: AVSUSE. SAW ,THE CHEES, SHOLJUD THE. CAT CHELESE.-IT7 W.g.TlNSl.E. /HeBGAHTON, N.C POSTC«*D YCUR. NUMB NOTIONS TO HOftH.CAttC OF THIS BLACK CHIEF LUMP $6 Per Ton Delivered Other Coals in Stock D I X I E BLOCK S2S 2nd N. W. COAL CO. Phone 7J5 Program of Music Is Given at Weekly Meeting of Lions A program of salon music by a, Matinee Musicale ensemble was presented to the Mason City Lions club at its weekly luncheon meeting in the Hanford hotel Wednesday noon. The group consisted of Mrs. Harlan McMillan, violin; Mrs. Harold Johnson, clarinet; Mrs.'T. J. Barclay, flute; Mrs. W. A. Storer, cello, and Mrs. Morris Laird, piano. The numbers played included "March Militaire," "Ave Maria," "Serenade Espagnole," "The Bee," a violin solo by Mrs. McMillan, and "Driegesprach." Dick Burgraff, 11 year old sixth, from Monroe school, program -with a re- grader opened the counting of the circumstances under which Lincoln's famous Gettysburg address was made and a reading of the masterpiece. Cecil Maudsleyhad charge o f - t h e program. J. H. Marston presided and Allan Patton, new member, was introduced to the club by G. Curtis Yclland. Remember the fellow who traded his birthright for a mess of pottage? Well, that explains what became of slate rights.--Wisconsin I Stale Journal. 23 Employes .Handle This Department Under Supt. Carl Patchen. Among the sights- Mason City- ans have in store Friday, "City Day," 3s an idea of what a millionaire could do if he set about it--namely the construction of the Mason City waterworks system. Physical assets of this department amount to 51,000,000 even. And yet it is only part of the municipal achievements to be inspected Friday when open house will be held at the city hall, fire station, police station and waterworks plant. Twenty-three full-time em- ployes complete the roster of this department and every one, with the exception of Supt. Carl Patchen and .one other, have been employed by the-department 10 or more years. 9,000,000 Gallons. Pumping capacity at the plant is 9,000,000 gallons a day with steam power and 6,000,000 gallons a day with electric power. The oldest pump now in service was installeu in 1912. Most of the steam equipment in use was installed from 1919 to 1923. Although the first wells drilled were artesian, it is now necessary to lift water abou 175 feet. All four wells in USE at presen are about 1,200 feet deep and reach through the Jordan sand- stoh.e These wells have a capacity of about 900 gallons a minute. The water' is puinped into a reservoii with a total capacity of about 4,500,000 gallons. Pumps take the water' directly from the reservoii and pump it into the mains'at 75 pounds pressure. Improvement Shown. This and other interesting information will be given visitors lo the waterworks plant located on Elm drive Friday a f t e r n o o n and evening. Many improvements have been made in this plant recently and the department, unde t Supt. Patchen, has come a long way since the early day.when one of Mason City's early pioneers decided the citizens of the city should, have some way to get drink of water aside from pumping, it from a well in the backyard. O. T. Denison, for whom the first volunteer fire department in Mason City was named, was primarily responsible for the Mason City "waterworks system, which became a reality in 1884. At that time the water was pumped from a spring at. the location of the present plant and.was carried to the downtown section . through the first main. . . · Reservoir in 1885. The waterworks .committee was instructed to build the first reservoir in October, 1885, and the same year a Mr. Miller of Chicago was' awarded the : contract for drilling the first artesian well. During these early years, the water department was governed by a committee appointed by the mayor. The committee met once, a month at various places, usually in the office of E. Penningtbn, who was chairman. Records of these early meetings were kept by A. R. Sale, who was the clerk; With few exceptions the water tax was based on fixtures, the amount of tax depending upon the purpose for which the water was used. Different uses listed at that time included houses, hotels, offices, saloons, boarding houses, water closets, bathtubs, horses, carriages, cows, livery stables, bank, drug stores and motors. Wafer From Creek. The first two pumps installed at the plant had a combined capacity of 800,000 gallons a day. The water was taken from a spring and later from an artesian well which was drilled in the reservoir, so that sufficient-water was on hand Ac- ,i I d tion line, was placed into Lime creek. When a fire call came in this line was.put into service--with the result that spring water - in the mains was used on the fire while the citizens drank creek water which was pumped during the fire. Much-needed improvements began to make their demands in 1894 and the first large bond issue, S2G,OOl), was voted. At that time the water committee seriously considered erecting cottages on the grounds, for the men employed in the.pumping station, as it was considered a hardship for men to go this, distance to work. Meiers in 1834. Installation of meters on all ser vices was the next big step. Thi task was started in 1894 and wa completed in 1902. Since that tim all services have been metered. I was also - in 19D2 that the firs superintendent, W. P. Fitch, wa. named. , v- According to the reports of 1905 the average consumption of wate_ in the city was 325,000 gallons a day or 120,000,000 gallons for th year. By 1911 a total of 1,40C meters had been placed in service 22 miles of main had been constructed in the streets, and the de partment was operating- at a tola expense of 536,569. Development Steady. Development was steady and rapid during the next 10 years anu in 1921 there were 3,200 meters jn service. During the past 15 year, the average of new services installed each year has been abou 125, except for the years 1923 am 1928, when more than 200 service were installed each year. At present there are about 5.40C meters in service. The per capita use' of water has increased from 40 gallons a day in 1910 to abou 70 gallons a day at present. Tola yearly water sales have gradually increased to $110,000 a year. The total water pumped in 1936 was 025,000,000 gallons; the maximum month, July, 71,000,000 gallons the maximum day, 3,000 000 gallons. FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER Daily Lenlen Devotional Prepared" by Dr. U'illard L. . Sperry for the Federal Council of Churches of Christ iu America. Third .Week--"The Fatherhood of God" ' omestic use. For fire use a sue-f 'Now We Are flic Sons of GDI!.' Wednesday, Feb. 24. "Beloved now are we the sons of God, and t doth not yet appear what we ·shall be/' Read I John 3:1-3. Tlie text for the day renews the right which .Christians claim to :hmk and speak of God as Father. H r e m i n d s us, h o w e v e r , that the term is not a definition; at best it is a metaphor. Of ' a l l th e available, human relationships on w h i c h . J e s u s m i g h t h a v e drawn to find a figure of speech serviceable f o r religion, that of father and son is surely the happiest. It rids re- DU. SPERRY ligion of the au- .ocratic and arbitrary nature of iovereignty, of the detachment vluch we associate with a judge, it the equality which exists be- ween friend and friend, and of he sentimenlalism which creeps nto the relation of the sexes. On he father's side there is at Ihe care, on the son's "DICTATORSHIP" SAYS CLOUGH Mason City Attorney Give Arguments Against Court Plan. "The path of dictatorship ano absolutism has always followed destruction of the power of thi courts and the union of all power in one person," said R. y F Clough, Mason City attorney,' ii speaking on President Roosevelt'; judicial reform proposal on thi KGLO North Iowa forum TUBE day evening. The president's proposal to add up to six additional justices on the supreme bench is a usurpation o the power granted- to the people Mr. Clough stated, pointing ou that the constitution provided the manner in which changes in the government could be made b 1 way of amendment "so that i changing times required other o; different power it could be had bv the act of the people." "Pursuant to such authority, the people have added 21 amendments to the constitution of the Unitec States, giving additional power and in one instance, taking awaj power theretofore granted," Mr Clough added. "The procedure fo amendment is not difficult ant. takes no more than sufficient time to enable the people to understanc and pass intelligently upon the question presented . "The proposal is to give the president power to change the court so as to bend its decisions to the will of the executive. He wants to name men justices who will be blind to the powers granted and will approve his acts whatever they may be. If this is accomplished, then the government charter, after 150 years, is gone. For the first time in America, free men would be stripped of their defense against arbitrary power. 'If one president can override the constitution in one particular, by debasing the supreme court, then his successors have the power to wipe out all of the bill of rights. Such policy is an amendment to the constitution." High School Music Mothers Meeting Is Condueted at P.G.E. High School Music Mothers club leld its first evening meetin CT Tuesday evening in the P. G. and 2. auditorium with a large attendance of both mothers and fathers. · Ways and means of raising funds to finance the contest trips of the students were discussed. The program included music by he high school string ensemble directed .by Miss Marjorie Smith, ·md numbers by the brass and voodwind sextets from the high chool. . Red and while roses centered he table at which refreshments vere served. side implicit trust. This relation- hip, if not violated, matures into one of mutual confidence and a great freedom. We use this analogy from common life in utter ;ood faith. It is the best we have. But even so, "it doth not yet appear what we shall be." Prayer: Infinite Father, help us n the days of our earthly life to teep filial faith with Thee, that in Thy good time wa may be the nore ready for that which eye lath not seen, nor ear heard, vhich Thou hast prepared for hem t h a t love Thee. Amen. TROPHY CUPS TO BE GIVEN GIRLS IN HOBBY SHOW Annual Event to Be Held at . Y.W.C. A. April 7-10;' Leaders Chosen. The annual girls' hobby show to be held at the Y. W. C. A. April 2 -through April 10, is rapidly taking shape. It is receiving the attention and backing of many local organizations. Several o£ these have donated trophy cups to be used in various ways in the many divisions. This year many more cups ar being awarded than previously. . committee headed by Mrs. A. C Hagerman, chairman, has bee selected to assist the judges i awarding trophies and ribbon: Other members of the committe are Mrs.-T. B. Ferguson and Mrs Edmund Dunlop. Several compe tent judges have already bee selected. . To Award Cups. One of the important new cup to be awarded this year will be cup to the school with the inos individual gids entering the iiobb; show. This cup is to be larger tha: the usual trophy and will remai in the winning school one year o until it is won by another schcol. II won three years in successio it remains as permanent propert o£ that school. This cup is to b awarded by the Decker Brothel sporting goods company. This a new type of cup lor the girls hobby show though the Y. M. C. A has offered a similar cup for sev eral years. As there are two age division fo judging entries there will be trophy cup in each group. In Senior Division. Senior cup -- Given to the girl ii e senior division winning th most points in the whole hobb;. show. This cup is to be given b the Woman's club. Junior cup -- Given to the junto girl winning the most points in he class in the whole hobby show This cup is given by the and Professional Women's club. President's cup-- The president' cup, given by the president o£ tin Mason City Kiwanis club is to gi to the most outstanding hobby ex hibited. This will be judged on excellence and on the amount o effort and growth on the part o the exhibitor. Other cups which will bi awarded in the various division; for the greatest number of win ning points are: Nature Lore cup given by Iznalc Walton league arts and drawing, Tusalata club foods, Pfaff Baking company needlecraft, T. N. T. club; music Matinee Musicale, and creative writing, Junior Chamber of Commerce. Announce Trophy Cup. There will be a trophy cup awarded for the best Cosmopolitan scrap book on children of othei nations by the Cosmopolitan club and a trophy cup for the best patriotic scrap book given by the American Legion auxiliary. A special award will be given ii the religious division by Mrs C E. Gilman. This will be anothc type of award rather than a cup ITALlAlGROUP GIVES PROGRAM Miss Barret te Gives Talk on Arts and Crafts at Cosmopolitan Club. Miss Lydia M. Barreite, Masot City public librarian, addressed lie Cosmopolitan club at the Y VT. C. A. Tuesday evening Not a Candidate the on Italian art and crafts. The meeting was given over en- ^'f. 1 *- 10 , 3 " . rUli ,5 n program in of Miss Genevieve Mag- Miss Barrette in giving her talk displayed some beautiful pieces of tapestries and Yolando DiGregorio gave a talk tl "i customs and schools of music included vocal solos y Tony Magnani, who sang "O Sole Mio," "Amarille" and "La Jonna Mobile," accompanied by wrs. W. L. Bennett, and the sing- ng of "Jovenestra." the Itnlian charge 13 m. Italian handwork, pictures. on the Italy. The national ole, estra," the Italian anthem, and "La Spa«- by Yolando DiGregorio 'Oretta Di Gregorio, Ella Magnani and Genevieve Magnani. An excellent spaghetti dinner, prepared by Mrs. Alec Tatonc and Mrs. Tony De Gregorio, erved. Still, strikers aren't the only nes who must sacrifice earnings o get "justice." Look what a law- er costs you.--Dubuquc Tclc- raph-Hcraltl. -COAL-- PURITAN FURNACE LUMP $ 8°° WAGNER COAL CO. PHONE nsr. TON CASH May or Wilcox N o t t o R u n for Council Press of Business Given as Reason for Not Making Race. Mayor W. S. Wilcox Wednesday announced that he would no' be a candidate to succeed himsel: in the city election on March 29 at which two councilmen will be elected to take office April 1 1938. The increasing demands of his business was given by the mayoi as the reason for not entering the council-race. Candidates Announce. Two candidates have announced themselves for the two council positions, Leo Davey to succeed himself and Carl Grupp as a new candidate. Following is the statement issued by Mayor Wilcox: "For several months I have told those who talked with me about being a candidate to succeed myself as a member of the city council that I could not serve an additional term. When I consented to become a candidate two years ago I did so at a great sacrifice to the business interests I represent and since that time those interests have demanded more and more of my time until now I can not further divide my activities. Is Citizen's Duiy. "t recognize the duty of every citizen to devote a part, of his time to public service and I have endeavored to do ( h a t not only during the past two years but during previous terms when I was a member of the city council In fairness to those who have urged .me to become a candidate to succeed myself, I deem it proper at this time to make this announcement. "I expectito serve the public for the remaining one year of my term to the best of my ability and will at all times render any service for the public good which may be possible in a private capacity. I feel deeply grateful to the people of Mason City for the very kind consideration they have given to me and I trust they will give the same consideration to whomsoever may be my successor." At the Hospitals Mrs. O. F. Farrer, 211 Adams avenue northwest, was dismissed from the Park hospital Tuesday following treatment for a fractured ankle. Pai-ke Thomas, 36 Oak drive, was dismissed from the Park hospital Tuesday following a major operation. Mrs. J. A. Usem and i n f a n t son, 316 Washington avenue southwest, were dismissed from the Park iiospilal Tuesday. Florence McMann, 1406 Carolina avenue northeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Tuesday following a minor opera- ion. Dixie Dee Welcher, 216 Madison avenue northwest, was dismissed :rom the Park hospital Tuesday ollowing a major operation. C. A. Morrison, 225 Seventh street northeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Tuesday. There are some who hold that y the time a woman was ready o admit herself old enough to be president she would be too old.-- ".incoln Star. PCIURE FRAMING ORCHESTRA WITH MARY M'GORMIC IN 3 CONCERTS Noted American Conductor Coming With Group in October.. Bohumir Kryl, noted American musician and conductor," and his symphony orchestra have been engaged for Mason City concerts next October under the the auspices of the Junior division of the Uiamber of Commerce. Appearance here of the 40 piece symphony orchestra will -be the first time that a profesional symphony organization has been"'hear in Mason Cily in recent 'years "Although a large guarantee has been asked to bring this fine symphony orchestra to Masori City," declared Jay Tubbesing, president of the Junior Chamber we believe that it will make an important contribution to Mason City's musical life and will meet with enthusiastic response in North Iowa." Mary McCormic, of the Chicago Civic opera company and the Paris grand opera, will be one of the soloists to be featured on the program. Director Kryl, considered the leading cornetist in the United btates, will play cornet solos and a harp soloist will also be heard. Arrangements for special matinees for children in North Iowa to attend in the afternoon will be made. The exact date of the two full matinee concerts and one evening program will be announced The fall tour will mark the thirty-third consecutive tour oC "^ Kryl organization. Kryl established a high reputation with his band and in recent years advanced to the symphony orchestra field, m which he has made still further advances. One way fo estimate the speed )f social change is to dig up regu- tatory laws that have long lain lormant- among dust-covered statutes.--Fountain Inn Tribune. CORONA Hond in «writt«n on a Corona-- and ··, yaur roatlj 70 up. The lm«l potlobU.' E.cluiiv. FLOATING SHIFT. 7OUCH SELECTOR and m a n y olh.r kohir...' Free inilMiction book anrf carrying* cat*. So* our line at Corona*. MAX BOYD 111 East Slate Mason City IOBRIEN PAINTS i I Wholesale-Re tail/ Donnelly Service, Inc. , Goodrich Tires and Accessories 125 1st SI. S. E. Mason City N O T I C E CENTER SECTION BILLS WERE DUE FEBRUARY 1st A All properties with unpaid bills are subject to having service shut off w i t h o u t f u r t h e r notice after February 25th. Mason City Water Department Good, Bad Business Practices Discussed by Y.M.C.A. Forum Good and bad business practices were discussed at the Y. M C A industrial forum Tuesday evening' C. J. Belsetii acted as leader and Ed Sippel as secretary. Among the bad business practices brought out in the discussion were: Propaganda, misrepresentation, jealousy, disloyalty, inconsistency, discourtesy, unfair advantage, method of price marking, inefficient bookkeeping, bad housekeeping and overselling. Good business practices were' Better display of merchandise, .,. good housekeeping, efficient ser- |" vice, fair practices, dependability, M fairness to employes, punctuality, co-operative spirit and congenial employes. It was brought out in the discussion that many so-called bad business practices resulted because of the attitude of purchas- - -s. The next forum will be held in two weeks. ^

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