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Mason City News on This Page THURSDAY, MARCS 12, 1931 Mason : City's March 18, 19, 20 and 21--Mason City's annual spring opening. March 19, 20 and 21--North Central division of Iowa State Teach-, ers' association to hold, convention here. Â· March SO--Election of city councilmen. Here iin Mason City Tree ana Flower talks, WCCO, 8:80 a. m., V - _ Dance at Manly Fri. nito. Music, Huck Shaffer's Royal Club orch. Crowley -- Paperhanger and decorator. Avoid the rush. Ph. 2575 J. Louis Brehn, service relations director from the office of the postmaster general, Washington, visited local postal officials Wednesday. I will not be responsible for any debt contracted for by any other except myself. -- C. R. Steece. i Omaha $7.30 by ''bus. Jefferson Bus Depot. Phone 174. E. P. Tracy, stamp clerk at the' postoffice, returned to his work Thursday following three days' illness. Potatoes No. 1 Irish Cobblers .per bushel 80c. Thompson Dean Co. You arc invited to come in and see the new lamps now on display at the P. G. and B. Birth certiticates have been filed in the office of the clerk for Robert -Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Ileo McKee, R. F. D.. No. 2, Mason City, born Feb. 15; Ila Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Orcutt, 1728 North- Delaware avenue, horn Feb. 28, and John Edward, son of Mr.,, and Mrs. Louis A. Page, 733 Eleventh street northeast, born Feb'. 8. Ann Zirbel's Beauty Shop now located at 1613 'S. Fed. Ph. 1446. Have you seen Diamond bread Jingle contest? Instructions on the ; wrapper beginning today, Thursday. Â·^jv Brookfield Butter per pound 30c. . - Â·'tChompson Dean Co. Cash prizes for writing 4th Jine of Jingle. First 3 lines on red band -.around, Diamond, bread. . night, Eagles hall. Dr. ' ,-!;; Today, 4 . Thursday, "Dtamdnd: bread --Jingle contest 1 - op ens. See red hand 'with each loaf of Diamond bread. Special Dry Cleaning- Sale. Frl.- Sat. Two plain Dresses-CIeaned- Fressed-Reheautified-for only 75c. Cash and Carry. This is quality work, and your clothes are safe in our modern plant. Conlin Cleaners, 1401 N. Fed. Dale Pattschul, Prop. ; "Such fine Cleaning and what low Â· prices," they say. Men's suits 50c. Women's plain dresses 50c. Men's topcoats 75c. Womenjs spring coats 75c. Every garment called for and delivered. Wonderful, guaranteed cleaning. Phone 49. New Model- Unique, 104 South Federal. For Sale-- Leaving- city, will sell at once at my home, 125 llth St. N. E., 6 rooms of beautiful quality furniture. 5 American Gulistan Oriental rugs, 2 piece mohair parlor suits, Sparton all electric radio, 8 piece upholstered walnut dining suite, a real beauty. General Electric' refrigerator, 3 piece mahogany bed room suite with Beauty-Rest mattress and Ace springs. 3 piece walnut bedroom suite, % walnut bed, walnut dresser, gateleg tables, floor lamps, end tables, smoking- cabinet, electric sweeper and Universal gas range. All new and in excellent condition. NjO phone -calls. Wm. O. Palmateer. North Iowa's Home Newspaper TO FINISH NATURAL GAS LINE MAY 1 UTILITY GROUP PROJECT HEARING ITS COMPLETION Preparations Continue Here for Coming of Texas Fuel. Completion of 'the natural gas line from Texas to Mason City will be accomplished hy May 1, according to word received here from John H. Maxon,"* Omaha, general manager of the Missouri Valley Pipe Line company. ' According to Mr. Maxon's announcement .the company plans to construct a gas compressor planl at Ogden, where the central plant will be located, with spurs running into various parts of the state. The task of purchasing right-of- way in this county is Hearing completion, while scores of men -have been at work enlarging the city's gas pipeline system in preparation for the coming- of the new fuel. Among the preparations that wil he needed here is the erection of a reducing station on a plot of' grounc west of the city. This plant will be used for changing the pressure of the gas from the 200 pounds a square inch, at which it is sent thru the pipes from Texas, to a few pounds pressure that is required in the city mains. The Missouri Valley Pipe Line company is a natural gas transportation company that will be owned .jointly by three or more Iowa public utilities/ among 1 them, being the United Light and Power company ALFRlDlNfERS GETS ONE YEAR Sentence Suspended and Defendant Paroled to CARD OF THANKS We wish to sincerely thank our many friends for their kindness and sympathy, also for the floral and spiritual tributes received at the death of our beloved father. The Kelsh Family. $2,000 BUYS A well located Clear Lake cottage, well built, modern. Four rooms with sleeping porch and garage. $200 will handle and balance in monthly, payments. Write or Call Phone 134 Krcsge.Bldg. Daly Epigrams! The diamond is the hardest- known substance -- to get, nxntsoto HBATINO . . . . ^ "" -'^liS re d 1 'Winters' ': pleaded gti ilty before Judge G. H. Kelley in the district court Thursday to assault with intent to ti inflict great bodily injury and was given a sentence of one year in jail. The sentence, however was suspended and the defendanl paroled to Frank Sanford, chief ol police. Winters was charged with striking his wife and had been in jai! since his arrest by police -early in January. The defendant claimed that he found his' wife with another man in his home. County Attorney Roe Thompson represented the state. FOURlRRESfED BY LOCAL POLICE Two Disorderly Conduct and Two Intoxication Charges Put on Blotter. Paul Carolan and James Rodgers, both of La Crosse, Wis., were released on bonds following their arrest on South Federal avenue Wednesday night. Rodgers posted a $100 bond and Carolan posted .a $50 bond. They were charged with disorderly conduct. Charles Wilkinson, 327 Second street southwest, who '"dropped in at the police station to say hello to the chief" Wednesday night, was arrested apd Thursday morning paid a 510 fine on a. charge of intoxication. Â· Charles Waltcnbaugh, 315 Fifteenth street southwest, was fined $10 and costs on a, charge of intoxication. He was arrested wandering along the banks oÂ£ a creek in the northeast part of the city Wednesday night. Americanism: Observing only one percentage of black sheep in your community; swallowing the wild partisan's assertion that all sheep are black elsewhere.--Kessingcr's Review. Don't-- jeopardize your holdings by falling down on your interest payment. Borrow from us quickly and confidentially. UNITED SERVICE me. OLD TOWER FALLS \\ Down come the old smokestacks, clearing the way for new machinery and new equipment in the plants of the Mason City Brick and Tile company. The above picture, ma do available to the Globe-Gazette by A. H. Beecher, father of the' superintendent oÂ£ the plants, shows the obsolete smokestack of plant No. 1, tumbling to ruin. 'The destruction of the old towel: wus accomplished by substituting wooden blocks for bricks on ono side of the base and then setting these blocks afire. Instead of falling: out full Icnght the brick tower crumbled into a heap shortly alter it started the tumble. Tho photograph shows the structure just as it is starting to go to pieces. 24 DEATHS OCCUR IN CITY, REPORTS OR, C, E, City Water Supply Is in Good Condition; 267 Tests Made by City. Twenty-four deaths occurred in Mason City during February, according: to the annual monthly report made by Dr. C. E. Dakin, health director, to P. F. Hopkins, c^ty manager. Nine of the deaths were caused by cardio vascular disease, six from cerebral hemorrhage, four died at birth, three from pneumonia, one from cancer and one from accident. "During- the month of February Mason City has been experiencing a mild epidemic of influenza," Dr. Dakin said. "The cases as a rule have not been serious, there being reported but one death. Chickenpox has been very prevalent and there have been, about the usual number of patients -with scarlet fever. Scarlet fever has been discovered in a number of places in the rural districts around Mason City. We,-are trying to locate ail these patients living on farms who sell milk or cream in the city. Epidemics oÂ£ scarlet fever originating- from infected milk supplies have been reported many times in the past few years. We should be glad to have the assistance of the public in discovering all cases of this kind. "The city water supply was in very good condition during all examinations this month. As spring is approaching the heaps of rubbish which have accumulated should be hauled away. Conditions are for the most part not as bad as most winters but with the number of men looking- for employment there is little excuse for the accumulation of ashes and other waste about the premises." A total of 267 teats were made by the city laboratory during the month, according to the report of Mable E. Sucher, bacteriologist. Of that number 85 were milk analyses and 75 blood counts. Seven cases of scaret fever and one case of cerebro-spinal meningitii were quarantined during the month, according to the report made by L. N. Stott, inspector. Forty-six cases of chickenpox, eight cases of whooping cough, a case of measles and one of mumps were also placarded. Sixteen samples of water and 23 samples of milk and cream were collected for testing at the city laboratory. Twenty-eight farm inspe'c- tipns for sanitary -conditions and 19 dairy plant inspections 'were made. Twenty-one complaints and requests were cared for. District Agents to Meet OSAGE,.March 12.--Charles Bailey of the Bankers' Life Insurance company, will entertain the district agents nt dinner at the Cleveland hotel Friday. Fourteen will attend. B, P, W, HEAD FOR MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT Says It Has Done Wonders for Cincinnati and Other , . Â· Cities. That the city manager form of government has done wonders in Cincinnati .and other eastern cities, with which she had had first hand information; was the emphatic opin ion of Miss Emily Kneubuhl, New York, executive secretary of the National Federation of Business ami Professional Women's clubs, who was in Mason City Wednesday evening to address the local group. "I don't claim that the city manager form of government is any panecea," Miss Kneubuhl added. "For the success that has come thru this system of government, the form should only have credit for about 20 per cent. The personnel should have credit for another 20 per cent and the remainder of tho credit ia due the aroused public opinion that has generally accompanied tliu launching of the city manager plan. Must Bo Alert. v, "I have seen several city managers who were efficient and whose governments have gone to the wall because the citizenry that pilt him into office went home and paid no more attention to the city government. "I believe the city manager plan recognizes a new-conception of government that distinguishes more clearly between the legislative on the one hand and the efficient administration on the other. The legislative is represented in the council which expresses what it wishes done, while the city manager as administrator does it in a far more efficient manner than anyone of the legislative body could. He can do this because he has had special training in that sort of thing. "Life is becoming more and more complex. Cities are largo corporations that demand efficiency the same as industrial concerns that .(Â·rtrtnidPT . J t 0ocl buoiucoa Â· to hira a good manager at a large salary Nearly 450 cities in the .United States have already adopted the city manager form of government. No Fixed Responsibility. "One of the troubles with the old form of city government was the fact that there was no fixed responsibility. The old political bosses didn't set out to become crooks. They became so inadvertently because the system was such and thi temptations such that they became slothful, wasteful and finally downright crooked. "Under the city manager form of government there is little danger of such situations developing. Every cent has to be accounted for and every person employed has a fixed responsibility." Miss Kneubuhi was particularlj enthusiastic for what the city manager plan has done for Cincinnati. "You wouldn't know the old town," she added. "The streets have signposts now and the streets are paved and kept in repair. "In Cincinnati we used to have to pay 25 per cent of the taxes on parjt debts. It is a deplorable situation wHen you have to pay for pavement THAT OLD SHOE COMFORT WITH A NEW SHOE LOOK. GOODYEAR phone 1328 27 1st St. S. E. We Will Wash or Grease Your Car for 99c Cars called for and delivered without charge. This is the regular $1.50 wash! S. R. CHEVROLET CO. First and Washington S. W. C - O - A - L HEATO Coal ECONOMY $ftOO Bootless BLACK HAWK 111. Lump KENTUCKY Nut W.G. Block Co. PHONE 563 of streets that are already full 'oÂ£ ruts." Kan Campaign. . Miss Kneubuhl was in charge of the campaign that converted Cincinnati from the old form of city man- agership. She had been in the city conducting 17 citizenship schools, attended both by men and women, in 1924. Shortly after she left she received a telegram asking her to conduct the campaign. The city managrship plan won by a two to ono vote. "That campaign was won for the reason that for the first time in years the real residents of the community uncontrolled by tho bosses went to the polls arid defeated the ward politicians who had controlled the city government for years," she said. POSTAL RECEIPTS DECREASE SMALL Mason City Decline Less Than That of 10 Cities Listed by Government. Altho the postal receipts for 50 selected cities of the United States decreased 10.36 per cent during February, the receipts for the local postoffice decreased only '2.1 per cent, according to figures released by local postal officials. ' For the first time in many years all of the 50 cities in a list selected by the department to indicate business conditions showed a decrease, postal officials said. Mason City is not included on the list. The receipts for the listed cities for February, 1931, were 526,404,646.58 as against 529,457,462.92 in February, 1930. New York's decrease was 12.38 per cent; Chicago, 13.08 per cent; Los Angeles, 13.04 per cent. Among the 4G Iowa State college students who received an average grade of 90 or above for last quarter in a student body of more than 4,000 was Earl J. Gaylord, Mason City, according to a news itenj from the college. DR. HAROLD JENNINGS Osteopathic Physician 3ZS M. B. A. Building Phones, Office 538--Home 2861VV THE VERY BEST SHOE REPAIRING While You Wait! Fine workmanship, done on modern machinery. Saves you money and time. Bring them in today and watch us recondition them: BUSY BEE SHOE HOSPITAL Phono 710 101 No. Federal ANGEL BRIGGS GETS 6 MONTHS Pleads Guilty to Larceny of Merchandise in Filling Stations. Ancel Briggs, 20, pleaded guilty to larceny in the night time before Judge C. H.' Kelley here Wednesday afternoon and was sentenced to six months in jail and fined 5100 and costs. On non-payment of the fine he was ordered to serve an additional 30 days. The sentence is punishment for Briggs' connection with a series of robberies in which a large quantity of merchandise was stolen from gasoline filling stations and parked automobiles. When they arrested him several weeks ago, officers found the stolen merchandise in his possession. Several other cases involving the larceny of merchandise have been disposed^ of. Miller Funeral Will be Friday Afternoon Funeral services for Lee Dexter Miller, 121 First street northwest, Style... That is what you desire in fine jewelry--that is what we offer you at Elanchards. We feature only the latest designs in diamond settings--sold at their true value. Terms if Desired. WATCHES tnehcu DIAMONDS 3 Wast Stato We Would Like to Show You --that, regardless of what you demand in clothing, Glasgow designed a n d made for you alone garments will measure up to your standards. Come in now and let us show you the fabrics for spring, tell you how Glasgow garments are tailored, and how we guarantee them to please you in every respect. Suits Topcoats 2250 And Forward 24 EAST STATE "Where Quality Tells and Price Sells" vho .-- died at his home Wednesday afternoon, will he held at 2:30 o'clock afternoon at the Peterson home. Burial will he at Memorial Park cemetery. ANNOUNCEMENT \Ve have Reduced prices. Have 75c your Car washed or greased . _ _ Same Quality Work as Before LAPINER MOTOR CO. "Brighten Up" Have Wood "Brighten Up" your home. WALL DECORATING Any Kind W. K. WOOD PHONE 2489-W WHY I AM A FORD DEALER Because it gives me an opportimity to tell and show the people in northern, Iowa how the Ford car is built. On March 16th, 17th and 18th we will show a new talking motion picture each night at 7:30 p. m. The world's largest factory, 500 acres under roof will be brought to yoiir city by means of talking pictures. This is not the same picture shown in our tent, show. Thousands of people go through the Ford factories each year. Many new manufacturing methods are shown. The second' largest steel mill in the world is owned by Henry Ford. Watch it operate. Don't forget the date. See the 'cut-away exhibit in our showrooms before going upstairs to see this picture.--Clarence Scliulsci. Oak Flooring Special For'12 we will lay and sand, furnish material to cover a room 10 feet by 10 feet square. Better Grade Priced Accordingly N. D E G E N 110 SOUTH MONUOE HAUD WOOD FLOOR SERVICE THONE Ifi72 GREAT LIFE INSURANCE OPPORTUNITY MANAGER WANTED H is necessary for 'a Mutuiil Old Uno Legul Reserve Company to up- point a new Munuger for tho Mason City territory. Approximately $1.803,000 oC business now in force here. This is n \vonderful opportunity for uny man who win qualify under our system of training mill co-operation. Experience in life in- simtnct; not essential II other qualifications satisfactory. Salary -- Office -- Commission An opportunity of this kind will not be open long Call Mi- Johns, Home Office Supervisor, Hotel Hanford, for interview. CENTRAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY (Mutual) Washday Arithmetic THE COST OF WASHING AT HOME Homo Laundry equipment ment averages $150 (and is replaced usually every 7 years) making the total cost each washday . . . Equipment .41 '2 Bars Soup 12 Washing Powder Ofi Starch ()Â·! lilucing 02 Hcuting \Vntcr 15 Electric Currant 10 IWetered Water 03 .iK Materials and Equipment .03 THE COST OP SENDING THE WASH TO THE LAUNDRY Tho average. washing (four in a i'amily) weighs 12 pounds and will cost ?1.20 at the laundry. IS THE SAVING OF LABOR, TIME, STEAM AND MUSS WORTH 27 CENTS TO YOU? YOUR LABOR IS NOT FIGURED IN. ISN'T YOUR TIME VALUABLE? s Send Your Laundry to us next week. We are sure that you will find a saving. Phone 600 "FOR A BUNDLE OF SATISFACTION" LYONS CLEANERS LAUNDERERS DRY CLEANERS "North loiva's T-arcrcst Cleaning Institution"