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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, March 11, 1939
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~~~ "" Two Vacancies MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE CHOICE MONDAY AT LOCAL POLLS Sale of Jackson School and Three Bungalows Also Up to Voters Mason City school district voters will go to the polls Monday to select two school directors from a field of four who have been nominated. The four whose names will appear on the ballots are Jay Decker, Garfield RTPPCP Mrs. G. W, Cady and Neis Lald- In addition the voters will decide whether the school shall be given permission to sell the Jack-* son school building and ground on South Federal avenue a Nineteenth street and three bun galows which are to be move irom the new playground addi iion purchased for the Monro junior high school. The house would be sold at public auction Continue Present System Continuation of the present e\: cellent system is his main inte'r esr, Mr. Decker asserted H would also like to see a vocationa training program sponsored in th £phnnic T T w i i i v*Jn. *.»*:...*,_ *. _ i _ \ NELS LANDGBEN schools. Until his retirement abou a year ago Mr. Decker was activ m the Jacob E. Decker and Son packing company here, . now branch of Armour and company We is still identified with sevcra other local business enterprises Mr. Breese is the only one o the candidates now on the board His fi rs t three year term expire this month. He announced for second term, he said, in order f see to completion the junior hist school program now being estab hshed. He is an attorney and ha frequently assisted the board in settling questions involving leea technicalities. Labor View Explainetl A former teacher, Mrs. Cady would bring to the board both th professional viewpoint and Ilia of a mother with children now in the primary grades. She is th wife of Dr. G. W. Cady, loca veterinarian. Mr. Landgren's candidacy is being backed by local labor groups He is a member of the carpenter's Union. Labors backing of Mr Landgren is not to be taken as a criticism of the present board or its policies, however, Adam Herbener, president of the trades and Ia1 ?° r assembly, stated Saturday We are merely backing him in an effort to give the board a balanced personnel," Mr. Herbener explained. "We believe that the present^ building program ift identified with the trades. We shall continue to favor^a progressive program. 1 Lake Mills Troop Given A Rating at District Meeting Troop 44 of Lake Mills, Fred Bli$s, scoutmaster, earned an A rating in the northwest district Boy Scout rally held in the high school gym in Lake Mills Friday night. Scouts from Forest Citv were unable to attend on account of sickness but a number of scouts from troop 3 of Mason City took part m many of the events. The new scout troop and leaders from Joice were also in attendance M. A. Aasgaard of Lake Mills commissioner of the district had charge of the rally. George Bauer Jr., Joice, served as time keeper and troop committeemen acted as judges. Listed below is 'the score in each event earned by troop 44: Morse signaling, £; first aid, B; bugling, a, semaphore signaling, C' fire by friction A; knot tying, A; fire byfUnt and steel, A; undress and dress relay, B; tower building, A. *» ?. 0y Scouts from troop 3 of Mason City who took part in some ?L ,, eve nts were Dick Bureraff wn/° Uf £ ent £ Etreet norttS William Mueller, Marvyl apartments, and Louis Pion, Jr., J30S Adams avenue northwest Mrs. B in Talk on Rus MRS. G. W. CADY (Photo t -- -- _^_ W. H. Howard Receives Promotion to Quincy L. J. Sargent, Spencer, , GARFIELD BREESE JAV E. DECKER Stop Worrying About Your Income Tax, Says Expert Making Out Returns Just 'Simple' Job, m Expert's Opinion By IRVING PERLMETER WASHINGTON, (/Pj--Stop wor rymg about your income tax an let your children figure it out! That's the advice of the expel we consulted at the internal reve nue bureau Friday, just five day before the filing deadline. This expert, who has been in the treasury 22 years and hasn' made out his 1938 return ye either, said making out return is a cinch--that any child wh has had percentage problems ca: do it. No one, he added confident ly, needs outside help to make an individual return. Arithmetic Confuses The secret, he explained with a knowing smile, is to follow the instructions accompanying t h e blank. It's when you try to find ways of cutting down your ap parent liability that you get mixed He offered to clinch the argument with figures showing tha :he most common mistakes the treasury finds are mistakes o simple arithmetic, and not leea ssues. . Most of the 6,000,000 individuals .vho must file returns have incomes of less than $5,000 a year A specially simplified b l a n k awaits them and here's all there s to do. 1. Put down in the first live lines your.income, divided into salaries, dividends;- interest on bank deposits, interest on bonds and income from annuities. Add them up for line 6. Put Deductions Down 2. On lines 7, 8, 9 and 10 put down deductions for charitable contributions, interest paid taxes paid and other deductions. Add up he deductions for line 11 and sub- ract line 11 f rom No . G to ,, et me 12, which is your net fn- ome. 3. On line 13 figure your eafn'ej ncome credit, which is 10 per cent f your net income if the net in- ome is less than $3,000, and 'hica otherwise is not less than 300 or more than 10 per cent of ither your salary or your net in- ome, whichever is smaller 4. On line 14 put down your ersonal exemption, $1,000 for ?2,500 lor s a CRYSTAL LAKE-Mrs. B 'A f !J? g ? ve a ta!k on Russ 'a before the Ladies Aid group which met Thursday afternoon in the church parlors. Mrs. Roy Wallace presided at the business meeting. Mrs. M. P. Scanlon/Mrs. Alfred Hagen and Mrs. Soner- hotn were the hostesses. Helm Appointed to Council at Woden WpDEN-At a recent meeting of the town council, J. c. Helm was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Anton Buns, who has moved out of town. mgle persons and eads of families. 5. On line 15 put down your f E «nn°r de P endent s at the rate f $400 for each child or other minor dependent under 18 or d°- endent adult who is physically r mentally incapable of self-sup- Subtract Net Income 6 Add up your earned income r ^"' ? ersonal exemption and red": for dependents and sub- ract them from your net income 'Inch gives you line 16. '. On line 17, you figure what e government indulgently calls mr normal" income tax by gunng 4 p er cent o£ U n e ]fi 8. Now, to get the "surtax " inch means an extra tax in ad- ition to the "normal," go back ^ tMe net income you figured back in step No. 2. This rime you deduct your personal exemption and your credits for dependents out not the earned income credit. The resultant "surtax net income" is taxable at rates from 4 to 7o per cent. The surtax starts at 4 per cent on the first 52,000 of income above the first $4,000. The rate keeps going up but you don't have to worry about the 75 per cent rate until you have an income of more than $5,000,000 a year. 9. Go to a notary, and swear you told the truth, and after the return is decorated with a notary seal send or mail the return to the nearest federal collector's office. Midnight Marci: line. ii 15 is the dead- And that, said the expert, is all there is to it. REA PROJECT IS SCHEDULED Will Get Under Way in Vicinity of Osage; Pick Superintendent OSAGE--The local rural electrification project is scheduled to get under way as soon as the weather permits. Young and Stan- Icy, Inc. of Muscatine are the engineers in charge. Louis J. Vandermyde has been selected as project superintendent in the office at St. Ansgar. Between ^900 and 1,000 farmers. in Mitchell, Worth and the northeastern part of Floyd counties lave signed up for the service and the work of wiring the farms will probably begin at once. The directors are Allert 'Olson J. P. Hansen, E. M. Torblaa C E Biedermann, A r t h u r Gerlach Leon Smith and -Walter Harmon Donald P. Chehock is the com- panys attorney. TWO DIVORCE DEGREES FILED Mrs. Silas Escher Asks Divorce on Grounds of Cruel Treatment Two divorce decrees awarded to Cerro Gordo county women were on file in district court Saturday. Both were granted on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and were awarded by default with neither husband contesting the action. Flo A. Jorgensen, Clear Lake, ^ "I receive permanent alimony of S6oO from Andrew Jorgensen according to the terms of a stipulation approved by Judge Henrv N. Graven. She also is to have most of the' household furniture was marri «d May at Canton, S. Dak., and i« iSoa 16, 1929 kvea together until March 4, 1S39, according to the petition Naomi Lofing was given custody of a minor daughter and alimony of $9 weekly. She asked *30 monthly in her petition in which she charged that her husband, Henry Lofing, struck and abused her and that he had become addicted to excessive use of intoxicating liquor. ' R T1 ao-7 COV ! P »V vas married Dec. 8, 1927, at Albert Lea and lived together until April l, 1933 ac _ cording to the- petition. Irene Escher, Mason City, filed suit for divorce on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, alleging in her petition that Silas Escher, her husband, was "sullen f ndHa ^ usl ve" and that on June 1, 1938, he left her to care for two minor children. The couple was married at Albert Lea, Feb. 5 193s, according to the petition. ' RAILROAlTNEWS Hancock County Is .oser in Suit in )istrict Session GARNER--Hancock c o u n t y ost a suit to the state oj Iowa n a mandamus action heard Friday afternoon in Hancock county hstrict court by Judge M. H. Cepler, who assisted Judge Henry N. Graven by holding two days of court here while Judge Graven is working in Cerro Gorlo district court at Mason City Judge Kepler ruled the county mist retransfer $84432 to the ;tate highway commission. This amount had been trans- erred by the county board of upervisors to the county's gen- ral fund several years ago when . was not claimed by property along high- of the Western railroad wners. Property owners Carload Idaho Russets, A « m -100-lb. S a c k . . . 91*43 No. Minnesota Cobblers _ 100-lb. BUY NOW! F E D E R A L and Vegetable Market - vay No. 18 originally paid 25 per ent of the costs when the road vas paved. 75 per cent having ome from the state primary oad fund. Subsequent sessions i ^ ,v, .° V l a 8 enera ' assembly uled that the 25 per cent might e refunded and in Hancock punty all but S844.32 was laimed., .With "BIRDER" EDITOR'S NOTE-Thi, f e ati,r. JIM lo do irith birds. II i, from the pen O c Frederick B. Sh»ffer, *'"«" X'T Pr,r e ,,lo n ,l ,,,",,' who his found enormous s.|l«- firliim In "birdlnr." If there a evidence of an Interest on the l"rt of readers, (he fe.lore will te continued from time lo time. Observations concerning t h e bird, or M.stm Cilr anS North Ior» will he welcome. Do you ^»re a bird tecdinc station? Hoy manr different kinds or Biras have yon spotted? Address CEDAR WAXWINGS T RECEIVED a pleasant in- ·"· vitation this week to visit the feeding station of Mrs Ethel E. Robertson at 1615 Delaware avenue southeast, Mason City, stating that every afternoon about 4 o clock:, about 20 cedar wax- Wings come to her yard for the purpose of feeding, on the berries of her cotoneaster hedge. r went down to her home last Tuesday and s u r e enough soon after I arrived a sizable flock of cedar waxwings came and perched in a mulberry tree about 10 feet from her window. It was a beautiful sight, for cedar waxwings arc not seen at everybody's feeding station. Soon the birds were down on the hedge picking ber- nes, playing with them tossing them up and catching them, and passing the berries from one to the other. Cedar waxwings wear an extreme crest like the blue- jay. The end of their tails are tipped with yellow as if dipped in a bright yellow paint. Each wing carries a small bright splotch of red Keep your eyes open for cedar waxwings. D. J. Rochford, division freight and passenger agent, and Meyer Davidson traveling freight agent, of _ the Wabash railroad, Des Momes transacted business at the local offices of the M. and St L railroad Friday. * Chicago Grea^ u l l l u a u has returned to his office after being confined to his home with influenza one week. * * * O. J. Protz, assistant master mechanic of the Chicago and North Western railway, Clinton, transacted business at the local offices of the road Thursday. * * * B. R. Myers, assistant division engineer of the Chicago and North Western railway, Sioux City transacted business in the local offices of the road Friday * - « u , F. J. O'Brien, Minneapolis, traveling auditor of the M. and St i.. railroad, transacted business in the local offices of the road Friday. » * + L. B. Kendall, superintendent of telegraphs on the Chicago and North Western railway, Chicago transacted business in the local offices of the road Wednesday » * » A. AT. Schachtner. chief fire inspector of the Chicago and North \\ estern railway, Chicago, transacted business in Mason City Thursday. t,. Tt. Thompson, superintendent of bridges and building, on the M and St. L. railroad, Oskaloosa transacted business in the local offices of the road {Thursday * * * * R - A - Henry, district special agent of the Chicago and North Western railway, Boone, transacted business at the local offices o£ the road Friday. Children Go to School at Early Age Indirect Teaching Used in Pre-Schbol Sponsored by P. T, A. School bolls are ringing early in life for the 38 children, ranging from two to five years old enrolled in the McKinley pre-school but they like it. The project, sponsored by the McKinley P. T. A., is run on an indirect teaching basis which encourages creative tendencies and makes the pre-school a pleasure for the children rather than the antiquated hard study. Since the beginning of the system at McKinley school in September, 1937, the school has been running from September to August, five days a week, closing only on national holidays. Several times the teachers have found it necessary to keep a waiting list when the quota of 40 children has been filled. Attendance is limited to the McKinley district. Aided by WPA The teaching staff and S30 a month is furnished by the AVPA Other financial aid comes from members of the McKinley P. T. A. and civic organizations, usually in the form of food and toys From September, 1938, to March 1, the value of donations and money was S144.45. This amount paid for 4,036 meals and 8,110 light lunches served to the children during the period. Rooms and lighting and heating facilities are furnished by McKinley school. The school opens at 9 o'clock in the morning with a period of free Play interrupted- briefly by a serving of fruit juice and codliver oil. From 10:30 to. 10:45 in the morning songs and stories are emphasized. Following this period the children wash and relax for five minutes before eating their lunch After lunch the pupils take their nap, two to a cot. The children are not wakened but instead'they get up when they want to and go to the playroom where they play until closing time at 3 o'clock. "School Within School" Four rooms make up the "school to Succeed Position in Standard Oil Offices H - E- Bruce, manager of the Mason City division of the Standard Oil company, announced the promotion of W. H. Howard, specialized salesman to sales promoter reseller, of the Quincy, 111., division. f h M c , H T a r d was ^ployed by the Standard Oil company Sept. l, 1934, and has held positions of salesman on the Waverly and Webster City sales fields, from which positions lie was promoted to Atlas tire promoter and later specialized salesman. Mr. and Mrs. Howard and their daughter, Marjorie, have resided at 721 Carolina place northeast in Mason City. The family plans to remain in Mason City until the end of the school year, . L - J- Sargent, reseller salesman with the company on the Spencer sales field, has been promoted to the position of specialized salesman. Mr. Sargent has held sales positions with the company since June 1924, with headquarters at Fort Dodge, Estherville. Forest City and Spencer. Mr. Sargent and his family will be moving to Mason City in the near future. They have one daughter 4 '/i years old. SET DATES OF AMES PARLEY Welding Conference to Be Held March 21-23 at College AMES--The eleventh an... Welding conference sponsored b the Engineering Extension Se vice of Iowa State college, wi be held this year on March 2 22, 23, at Ames, according to a announcement by D. C. Fabe director of Engineering Extensio The conference will feature di cussions by authorities on weld mg teclmic and'practices, inclui «ig oxy-acetylene welding an cutting, electric arc welding, sp welding, metal spraying and un derwater cutting. More than 30 prominent manu facturers in the field of weldin supplies have scheduled exhibi and will demonstrate the latest i both standard and specialize equipment. Attendance at th IB38 conference was 450, Fabe . . , - *· ~c* *·*- within a schoo!." . The sleeping room is large and airy and equipped with army cots and blankets. In the wash room the children have individual wash cloths and towels which they are taught to place on hooks. .The playroom is equipped with an assortment of toys, donated by civic organizations. The lunch room has small tables and chairs and equipment for cooking. Laun- Si' T° rk also is done at thc Aims of the school include respect for law and order, sense of responsibility, self-reliance, cooperation, obedience to reasonable commands and emotional control. The aims are accomplished through suggestion and giving the child plenty of raw material! to work with. When strict discipline is necessary the erring child is required to sit on a chaif. "Don't" Ts Unknown Vic Sieverding to Speak at Banquet of Iowa Falls Legion IOWA FALLS--T h e W. Pau Hyman post of the American Le pon and the Ladies AuxiKarj Have announced the annual din ner for the businessmen an women of the city will be hel Wednesday evening. This is th fourth in a series of dinners giv ^ the post and auxiliar members. The speaker on thi occasion will be the state Lenio commander, Vic Sieverding o Grundy Center. ft is estimated 250 guests wil ITM 6 ,? 1 the "slumgumon" fee ^ WI "..* Prepared in arnrj ityle. Clifford H. Warnock wil act as master of ceremonies. Bridge Club Meets in Rock Falls Home ROCK FALLS - Mrs, Martin Hmrichsen and Mrs. Henry Usch- krat entertained, the local bridge club at the farm home of Mrs Hinrichsen T h u r s d a y evening Prizes were gu-en to Mrs. Leston Martens, high; Mrs. Wilma \Vogn I J? r !t l a , V i: liRB ' and iow to M" otto Schlobohrn. St. Patrick's color scheme was used in decorations and refreshments. Lake Mills Company Banquet Is Staged; w - °- general agent of ,. , the M. and St. L. railroad. Albert Lea, Minn., transacted business in the local offices of the road Wednesday. * « « The regular monthly safety meeting of the Chicago and North Western railway was held at the I office of Supt. M. J. Boyle Thurs- f day and was attended by division officers and employes. ulating thought. The teaching knne Ellis. staff includes Rn , , " « Rooks, all college graduates holding teaching certificates. Miss Victoria Wiggins is assisting teacher and Mrs Gertrude. Johnson is the S- iv, TOr, t A eaChers are fu TM'shed by the WPA nursing school. Reports are furnished daily f o rhfi/f^'f' showi "g what the child had to eat and the number of hours spent in sleeping Jn connection with the proiect a pre-school mothers club is conducted by the McKinley P T A Meteorologist Is Visitor at Goodell Club Holds Meeting McINTIRE-- The Thimble club met with Mrs. J. S. Powell east of Mclntire the last of the week with all members present and two visitors. The afternoon was spent playing Chinese checkers and vis- »mir. A lunch was served by the s ' R ' F ' K«n»n Ohio, a r r i v e d muruty Oil company, had a u a l l - quet Friday evening at the Todd cafe banquet hall. Mr. Smeby of Minneapolis was the main speaker. O. A. Westland, president of the group, was the toastmaster. GROUP ENTERTAINED JOICE--Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Luckason entertained a larg" group of friends at their home Thursday evening. After playing progressive whist refreshments were served by the hostess . , , r Wednesday f o r a visit a l o h of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. ay Gnggs, and at the M. J. Kernan home m Belmond. Mr. Kernan a government meteorologist and ' Jay frrn rans- ferred from Washington, D. c, to Cleveland where Mr. Kcrnan is on the forecasting personnel at ihe airport, which is the largest municipal airport in the world " WRONG PRICE! Our Thursday ad quoted potatoes at an Incorrect price. It should have been Bog 64C SERV-ALL FRUIT GROCERY !8th ond South Federal 6th and Sourh Federal DECLAMATORY CONTEST HELD Nina Jean Wobschall Wins First With "Who Made Speech?" The final declamatory contest of a series of four was given by tha pupils of the fifth grade of St Joseph school in the auditorium Friday afternoon. Nina Jean Wobschall rated first by reading "Who Made the Speech?" The third tie of the series gave Raymond Colwrel! £?, iT T illie ' s Dlrty Face " »°* Karl Vaughn with "Out at Grandmothers," second place, while "M j S ° SS merited third with .The other contestants and their pieces were as follows: "Be a ' n " Leland KeU y-' '""is Owl o, Virginia Sk y!«: stien er; "William Friday," Douglas tNext . J. SARGENT "Playland" Given by 100 Girls From Osage High School OSAGE--About 100 girls of the Physical training classes of the high school presented "Playland 1 here Friday evening at the Seminary gymnasium. The demonstration of acrobatics, tumbling, dance numbers and comedy were presented undei the direction of Miss Eva Freer physical training instructor. The characters in the dramatization are: Dorothy Maakestad shopkeeper; Barbara and Damon Mcssenbrink as young shoppers Mary Spoden, Alos; Ruby Carter as Mandy. Caucus Is Held at Rudd; Cheney Gets Mayor Nomination RUDD--The citizens of Rudd Corporation held a caucus Thursday evening and the following nominations were made: William Cheney, mayor; William Willett treasurer; Harry Schrader assessor; Dr. H. A. Dockstader, D X.-M- rVay ' Louis cla '- Robert Phillip and Charles Hess, council members. Stacyville Township Bureau Will Gather STACYVILLE -- S t a c y v i l l e township Farm Bureau will meet Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. John Meyerhofer at 8 o'clock and the usual lunch will be served Our Attic," Il ene Hat'old- "The Heart of a Priest," Marie Therele Logue; "When Teacher Get^ Cross," Alida Younke? "The wi f loping Window Blind," Fredr c Randall; "When Papa Was a Boy," James Hutchison; "The Mouse and the Cake," Francis Pattee; "Billy Cnsey's' Cous"n,'' When Mary Dorothy. Hayes. Vfent Carlson: Walking," NASHUA WOMAN IS HONORED FOR Alertness in 1921 NASHUA-MJss Etta Wilco.x, chief operator for the locai Northwestern telephone exchange, received a book, The SIS : f 6 ^' Vail Memorial *und of National Awards, Friday from the American Tele- f£ aP h- a , nd ^ Tele Phone company, in which she received an honor- 01 able mention of having received a silver medal, $250 and a citation from the company for loyalty and devotion for note- «Tv! h y . S D r v i c e ^ connection a? W'li a " k r ° bbery c °mmitted at Williams June 21, 1921. At that time all wires had been cut, and Miss Wilcox drove to Blairsburg immediately fol- towmg the robbery and notified the wire chief, W. B. T Belt and authorities in all surrounding towns and the company's service was established within ^4 hours. The write-up lists Miss Wilcox as the only woman -in Iowa to receive this honor, out of the 85 awarded during the past 17 years. There are 227,000 com- Missionary Society Meeting Is Staged NORA SPRINGS-Mrs. Fred Schmidt entertained the Woman's ioreign Missionary sor-iptv ^t «,,, ign Say ionary society of the h ° me The Rev. Clarence Dvvieht James gave a lesson on Founders' GARDNER ^** FURNACE CO. *^Butlers Downspouts Repaired Sheet Metal and Furnaces Rear 212 North Federal Ave. KEEP YOUR E R N C O L O R S W I T H THIS U L T R A - M O D E R N HOOVER '503' »nr ohm, $32.30 C/raime too/.; $ ] 6.5 O Here's Hoover Cofor-Cleamng in a smort new model-- pnced for all the big-value sec ker s . If, streamlined ond colorful ... has the newest feature, . . . plu, the famous Hoov urniture; PEOPLES' GAS ELECTRIC COMPANY . Hoover Agitator that brings ou , hidden color by removing hidden dfrf. let m gi ¥e you a free Color- Cleoning of one ng and one piece of fur ivi'ri the new Hoover "305." OMj, Jl.oo o ,,«!., M o W . manll HATS AS IT SWEEPS

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