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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 25, 1937
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 25 · 1937 FIFTEEN Mason City's Calendar Feb. 26--Open house on municipal buildings. Feb. 2G-- Dr. C. E. Flynn to address joint party of Legion and Auxiliary at Y. M. C. A. at 7:30 p. m. March 8--Mason City school election. Here In Mason City Call Home Tea Room for bridge parties and luncheons. Philip R. Jacohson, secretary of the Iowa Retail Hardware association, was in Des Moines Thursday on business connected with his organization. To make room for spring- goods we offer an assortment of used gas ranges at $5 up. Currie-Van Ness Co. The rcfrular weekly meeting: of Friendly Indians will be held at the Y. M. C. A. Friday night after school with Glenn Fessenden in charge. This group is for boys 9 to 11V4 years of age and it is not necessary for the boys to be members of the Y. M. C. A. to belong. Birth certificates Have been filed for Gerald Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gustavus Arnold, 613 First street southeast, born Feb. 17; Dixie Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Orville Cherry, 1629 Washington avenue northwest, born Feb. 15, and Faye Carol, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Elton A. Read 404 Madison avenue norlh- wesl, born Feb. 16. The regular meeting of the Home Workshop club will be held Friday night at the Currie Van Ness company store, which has invited the club to be its guests and inspEJL the projects entered in the woodworking contest. All members have been requested to note the change in date and place of meeting. Refreshments will be served. At (he Hospitals Stanley Brown, Rock Falls, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for treatment. Mrs. R. C. Berdc and infant son, 811 Jackson avenue northwest, were dismissed from the Story hosiptal Thursday. Mrs. Steve .O'Brien, 932 Adams avenue, northwest, was dismissed from the Mercy .hospital Thursday following.a .major operation. Mrs. Mike Bratrude, Northwood, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday .for treatment. Jne Sberal, 722 Fifteenth street northeast, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for treatment. R. C. . Buckland, 224 \k South Federal avenue, was admilted to the Park hospital Wednesday for treatment. Robert Deegan, Peterson, was admitled to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for a major operation. William Br'ahm, 318 Madison avenue southwest, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment; - Ralph Hart, 509 Seventh street southeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. W. E. Briee, 123 Third street southeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Andrew Fosse, 704. Adams avenue southwest, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following a minor operation. Mrs. Mary Childers, 107 '.i First street southeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. KREIMEYER-GLAZE. ACKLEY -- The marriage of Miss Dorothy-Glaze, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glaze, and Roy Krcimeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kreimeyer, which took place in Vermilyea, S. Dak., was just announced. Holds False Teeth Tight All Day Long Ffistectli, a new Improved powder keeps plates from 'dropping or sLIppinc. No gummy, pasty feeling. Sweetens brcalh. Gives renl teeth comfort al] day. Praised by people and dentists everywhere. Avoid worry. Get Faslceth itt your Throe size?. FOR SALE Tor sale cheap if la lie n a once.. Lot 5 and fi in block 1 East Park Place Addition. Phone 770 or 1219 f.lquld-TableU Salve-Nose Drops TAHLETS (or C f \ i rvc u J L U O HEADACHES Price, 3Se Starter Generator and IGNITION SERVICE CENTRAL AUTO ELECTRIC CO. ·OS First SI. S. W. SAFETY COUNCIL STARTS MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN Representatives of Civic and Commercial Groups in Drive to Stop Death Toll Canvass Gets Under Way at Meeting in Hotel Hanford, Followed by Initial Broadcast of Legion Post. . The stage was set Wednesday evening for an intensive campaign to raise tfoe membership of the Cerro Gordo county safety council to a minimum of 1,500 members. Forty representatives of groups and organizations in the county met nt the Hotel Hanford to hear talks by W. Karl Hal), president 01 the Iowa State safety council; F. W. Vorhies, head of the campaign; H. C. Brown, assisting in Ihc campaign setup, and others. Dr. C. F. Starr, chairman oC the county safety council, presided with Miss Eva B. Scott of the B. P. W. club as secretary Each person present was assigned a definite number of memberships to obtain from their organizations in a concerted effort to bring the attention of the public to the importance of the safety movement, highways. particularly on the That the campaign was getting under way early Thursday morning was indicated when Mr. Brown's office received a call from the police department for 50 plates. Present Broadcast. The meeting at the hotel Wednesday evening was followed by a half hour broadcast of a safety program in the first ot a series of half hour programs on KGLO under the sponsorship of Clausen- Worden post of the American Legion. R. C. Patrick, commander of the local post; Garrett Chapman, past commander, and Mr. Hall, committee in charge of the weekly Legion radio program, presented the broadcast. Those in attendance at the safety council meeting expressed themselves as confident in the success of the membership campign and as having faith that it would make the community more safety conscious. Among those who gave short talks were C. L.. Murray of the Lc- high Portland Cement company and E. J. McCann, who bad been active "in work ot .the Mason City Safety council. Mr. Hall pointed out there were now about 40 counties in the state organized and that in another month organization work -would have · reached the half way .mark in Iowa. Trades and Labor organizations 50. Other organizations and business and industrial firms are also being organized. Mr. Brown, who with H. H. Boyce make up the committee in charge of the drive, explained the blanks to be filled out by each member. In making his application for membership each person makes the following pledge: Make I'ledgrcs. Being'desirous of furthering the cause of Safely in nil forms, I wish to aid and co-operate by identifying myself with this program and I solemnly promise and pledge myself: 1. To drive carefully and at reasonable speed, 2. To observe all t r a f f i c signals and stop signs. 3. To refrain from passing on hills. 4. To take curves cautiously and on the right side. 5. To signal my intentions before turning or stopping. 6. To take nothing for granted with regard to the other driver. 7. To give strict attention to my driving and to drive only when physically and mentally tit. B. To have my car inspected at least twice a year for brakes lights and other safety features. 9. To guard the safety of all children as I would that of my own. 10. To look upon the safety ot my passengers iis my personal trust and responsibility. 11. To be Work Bronsrht Results. "In every county where there has been leadership and work done there has been results," he said. On the other hand in counties where work and leadership were lacking the results showed it. "I am more convinced than ever the highway problem is the simple one of making 95 per cent of the people drive carefully and the 5 per cent lunatic fringe will be taken care of. "Some b e l i e v e t h e h u m a n slaughter on the highways is the inevitable price we pay for progress. I believe that is as false as a n y t h i n g can be." · · Mr. Hall then told of the results obtained in Evanston,. 111.,, where a program ot safety was developed that reduced the death toll in 1!)35 In 2 compared w i t h 14 in Cerro Gordo county. "For every person killed there are on the average 30 injured," he added. "We don't hear much about the fellow who is injured, but in many instances his is the I car as I am in my h as courteous in real tragedy dcn'.s. of highway acci- Rcduonrt Death Toll. "In Carroll county, with a population of 22,500, there were 14 persons killed in 1335. The people there got busy, organized an effective county council and up In Nov. 1, 193B, not one person was killed on the highways of the couiity and no one seriously burl. Then cnme a fog and a fool came out of the fog with the result that Carroll county ended with four persons killed." Mr. Hall pointed to the railroads as an example of what can be done in safety work. "We in Cerro Gordo county can end this slaughter if we go about it," ho declared. "The i m p o r t a n t Iliini* if (o band ourselves together and be determined to do something "Our whole movement is predicated on (lie contention t h a t accidents don't just happen, but are caused." Dr. Sl.-irr explained thai the membership fee is 50 cent.'!, of which 40 cents remains in the county a n d 10 cents gncs to Ihe slate organization. He started Ihe campaign by turning over lo Mr Vorhies a check for $32.50, representing (i5 members in the Lions club. Esfahlislics Iloailcrnarlcrs. Mr. Vorhies explained Ilial headquarters for the campaign will be the office of King Van- derwickcn, 421 First National bank building, telephone number 653. The high school, he said, is to furnish secretaries. The Boy Scouts will make .deliveries and run errands. Among Ihe assignments made by Mr. Vorhies wefe: Lions, GO. more; Rotary, 125; Kiwanis, 12,'j,- life underwriters, 50; commercial travelers, 50; Junior Chamber of !ommerce, 100; ministerial association, 10; schools, 100; Standard Oil company, 25; Jacob E. Decker and Sons, 100; cement plants, 50 each; brick and tile industry. 50; P. G. and F,., 50; city employes, r 0; county employes, SO 1 Legion 2(10: Wa-Tnn-Ye, 25; B. P. \V., 5: P. T. A.. 50: pedestrians mirier Mrs. n. II. Fit7.p(ilri--k, fii-st member of the council, 20; automobile Sroup, 50; Wisemen's club, 25; Catholic organizations, 40, and · ome. my 12. To obey all rules of safety m iny home and at my work and as a pedestrian on the streets. "A human life is more important than the few seconds I mi slit save by hurrying." Each member receives a plate to be placed on his license plate on the rear and small sticker for his front windshield as a constant reminder that he is pledged lo a safety program, Mr. Brown explained. Legion on Air First of Weekly Broadcasts Is Safety Program. Mr. Chapman acted as master of ceremonies at the Legion broadcast, the first of a series to go on air Wednesday evening at 9:30 o'clock. The strains of "Over There" could be heard in the background as he introduced Mr. Patrick, who told how the Legion safety program received its start. "Back in 1931 State Commander Robert W. Colflesh--a former resident of our Mason City Odd Fellows Orphans home. I'm proud to remind you--saw the need of putt i n g his organization intn the battle against recklessness on the highway," he said. "He had seen highway f a t a l i t i e s in Iowa mount from 312 in 1926 lo 640 in 1930-more than doubling in the four year period coincident with the coming of paving to Iowa on the large scale. "His own little curly-haired niece, victim of an automobile while on her way to school, had died in his arms. He needed no more selling on the cause.of highway safety. He came to Mason City for the director of the Legion's program. That director straightway called to Des Moines the representatives of every statewide organization in Iowa. Some 75 of them on Nov. 11, 1931, sat about a conference table in Des Moines and resolved t h a t something had to be done about highway slaughter. Support. "The meeting ended with every man and woman there present, with up-raised hand, pledging to go back to his or her organization nnri make highway safety a major item of service. And we have reasons for believing t h a t was done in a large majority of the cases." The man placed in charge of the'Leg-ion's safety program, Mr. Chapman explained, was Mr. Hall, who later became president of the Iowa safety council. In taking his position before Ihe microphone Mr. Hall told the story of the organization of the Iowa Safety council. For Integrated Program. "Where once we thought we might be able to .solve the problem of highway recklessness by organization pledging and the ike, we now realized, every one of us, that there must be an united frontal attack with one central organiznlion and an integrated! he said. "We realizrd .linl if we wove going In get any- it w;in ,-b;;ohilc!y imperative t h a t we bring our program ·ight down to the driver--to you and PINBALL GAMES STILL FEATURE COURT ACTIVITY Confiscation Proceedings Before Beardmore; Graven Busy. Continuance of. hearings oh confiscation of pinball machines seized without warrant as gambling devices featured local district court activity Thursday. County Attorney M. L. Mason and his assistant, M. C. Coughlon, wound up their case N against a machine taken by local police from Ted Potriades' smoke shop Thursday afternoon and prepared to produce their evidence and testimony against another machine which was seized at the Cerro Gordo hotel. Proceedings against a machine taken from the Jefferson bus depot were still pending. While Judge T. A. Beardmore was occupied in determining the legal standing of the so-called games ot skill, Judge Henry Graven heard miscellaneous applications for court orders. Jurors 'summoned for trial duty during this term were under orders to report Monday. Rickard, Secretary of Omaha Livestock Exchange, Succumbs OMAHA, (/P)--Frederick S. Rickard, 52, secretary of the Omaha livestock exchange since 1928, died in a hospital here Thursday. He was stricken by paralysis last Tuesday while at work. The widow and a son survive. that's just exactly what is being done in nearly half oC Iowa's 99 counties Rt this very time. That's what is going to be done here in Cerro Gordo county in the weeks just ahead. "Briefly let me tell you of our organization setup. First the state organization. It has headquarters in the state capitol building in DCS Moines, w i t h ' an executive secretary in charge and \v\ih three assistants, all working in closest co-operation with the Iowa state highway safety patrol. The state organization is managed by a general committee consisting ot ttic representatives of these statewide organizations who formed the council as well as one representative from each oL (he county councils. "This makes a group of about 100, obviously too large for the quick transaction of business. So a board of directors, made up of, a representative from each of the 3 congressional districts along with the four officers has been set up. Could Reduce Talks. "If our statewide program Is to succeed, the county councils must function. There is no other way. county councils, every toivn and Through the operating in rural community, nine out of ten motorists can be made to want to be careful and shown how to do it. That leaves that tenth driver who j u s t doesn't care. It's up to our law enforcers to take care ot this bird--and they can do it, make no mistake about this, if we'll .just hold up their hands in the job. I verily believe that Iowa's highway death toll which last year reached 526--50 less than the previous year--could be | cut squarely in two with 99 safety councils, each with 1,000 members pledged to safety themselves and pledged to do what they can to make others drive safely. The broadcast was embellished with vocal numbers by a trio made up of Merle Williams, Anne Overgaard and Jean Barclay and a quartet, Larry Reardon, Ray La Gnsse, Charles Dalin and Ralph Stevens. Biermann Had Key Role in Procuring New City Hall Helped When Legal Hurdles and Other Delays Were Encountered. Now as the city fathers stand ready to exhibit the new city hall to the residents of the community at the open house on Friday, 'they don't, hesitate in calling attention to the fact that they were assisted materially in procuring the building, formerly the Mason City post- office, by Fred Biermann, Decorah, fourth district representative in congress. Mr. Biermann expresses regret that because of the duties in Washington he will be unable to come to Mason City for the formal opening of the building, which he played such a prominent part in obtaining. Had Important Roll. One has but to dip down into the record of the extended negotiations, delays and legal questions connected with the building from the time its purchase by the city was first proposed in the Tall of 1934 up to the completion of the remodeling to learn the fourth district congressman had a significant role in the proceedings. It was Mr. Biermann, it is pointed out, who in the f a l l ot 1934, succeeded in getting a six months' option for the city to purchase the building at $25,000 with the provision that for an extension of the option time the city would pay (i per cent interest. Balloting on the question of bonding the city to make the purchase was held at the March, 1935, city election. The proposition failed to get the required 60 per cent, necessitating the calling ot another election, at which time it carried by a safe margin. Bonds Issued. The bonds were issued and sold by the city at the remarkably low rate of 2 per cent. Chapman and Cutler, Chicago bond attorneys, however, raised the question "of FRKD BIERMANN their validity on the grounds that the state law provided that municipalities may bond themselves for the construction of city halls, but does not stale specifically that they may issue bonds for the purchase of buildings. This made it necessary that a mandamus ' action be filed, challenging the validity of the bonds in order to have the question adjudicated. Interest Waived. The delay caused by this and other technicalities caused the city to run beyond the oplion date almost a year before the $25,000 became available. Mr. Biermnnn was able to procure a waiver of more than 51,000 in interest on the ex- tention of the option, making it possible to complete the transaction for $25,000. On a visit to Mason City some time ago, when Ihe remodeling was being completed, Mr. Biermann expressed himself as immensely pleased at the excellent manner in which the old postof- fice building had been adapted into a modern city hall. RETAIL BUSINESS SHOWS INCREASE IN NORTH IOWA Sales Tax Collections for 1936 Indicate Upward Tendency. Retail business volume bounded upward in Cerro Gordo and other North Iowa counties in the middle six months of 193G over the preceding year, according to sales tax collections of the state board of assessment and review for the six months ending Dec. 31. Sales tax collections tor the state in this period mounted upward nearly $40,000,000. The gain for the period, more t h a n 11 pqr cent above the same period in 1935, was registered despite the, drought. Sales taxes collected from Iowa retailers in the half year period totaled $7,514,230, against $6,729,327 in the corresponding period in 1935. Taxes paid by shoppers In the 1935 pre-holiday period are not included in the totals. Retailers are allowed a little more than three months to turn in sales tax collections after the taxes have been paid. Thus, f i n a l figures on holiday business will be forthcoming sometime in April. In Cerro Gordo county the sales tax collections mounted from $104,063 for the half year ending Sept. 30, 1935, to $110,813 in the corresponding period of 193(5. Similar increases were shown in surrounding counties. Worth county went from $16,848 to $18,553, Wright from $42,806 to $43,046, Winneshiek from $37,112 to $41,848; Winnebago from $29,579 to 530,838, Mitchell from $28,626 lo $29,855, Kossuth from $52,194 to $56,945, Hancock from $29,295 to $30,082, Franklin from $29,438 to $30,870, Floyd from $38,165 to $46,285, Chickasaw from $28,662 to $30,428 and Butler from $31,331 lo $36,686. Dr. Flynn to Speak on Washington, Lincoln at Legion Joint Party Dr. C. E. Flynn of the First Methodist church will be the speaker at a joint party o£ the Legion and auxiliary to be held at the banquet room of the Y. M. C. A. Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock, Dr. T. E. Davidson, chairman of the entertainment committee o£ Clausen-Worden post, s t a t e d Thursday. The minister will speak on Washington and Lincoln, Stewart Advises Music Study for Avocation Carlcton Stewart, high school band director, gave a talk before the weekly meeting of the Hi-Y club. Mr. Stewart told the boys of his experiences while playing in orchestras and bands during the time he was obtaining his education. Mr. Stewart urged the boys to follow their music in an avocation as means of relief from their ^ regular vocation. After the talk, Mr. Stewart gave some fine inter-" pretations on the cornet, trombone and piano. Howard Dresser was in charge of the program. It was announced by Art Fischbeck, president, that Guy Blackmove was · scheduled for the next meeting o£ the club. DR.J.G. CRAVEN DiENTl'ST PRACTICE LIMITED TO PLATE WORK - IK FIBST ICEOABWAPIDS STREET S.E. I DES MOINES MAOM CITY I SIOUX CITY Dr. L C.Martin CHIROPODIST Successor to Dr. J. D. Rcc!er 316 1st. Nat. Bit. Bldf. Ph. 331 HU ONLY YOUR HOMEWORK I S A P L E A S U R E With a STUDENTS '. Ara you getting D's and 'F'a on your themas? You 1 can't 'expect higher grades if you make tho instructor plod his weary way through handwritten manuscripts. Try Coronatyping and watch your marhs go up. F L O A T I N G S H I F T . TOUCH SELECTOR and many other exclusive £oa- .iuros. Buy e. Corona aa low .as $1 per week. CARRlnNC CASE I MAX no YD 111 Knst Stal?, Street Mason City MORE . G R E A T *? FEBRUARY FURNITURE SALE Your Purchase Will Be Stored (FREE OF CHARGE) and Delivered When You Are Ready (FREE OF CHARGE) We don't think you will ever see such Low Prices on "Good Furniture" Again! CHAPMAN 19-21 FIRST ST. S. E. MASON CITY

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