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SIX MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 3 1936 BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL WOMEN HOLD HANFORD MEETING Dr. Donnelly Is S p e a k e r of E v e n i n g Officers Nominated to Be Voted on at May Business Session. Members of the Business and Pro lessional Women's club met Thursday evening at the Hotel Hauford for dinner, a business session and an address by Dr. Madelene Donnelly on "Birth Control and Sterilization of the Unfit." During the business meeting, Miss Mabel Sherwood presented the report of the nominating committee. The slate of officers to be voted on at the May meeting includes Eva Scott, president; Lenore Gulbranson and Eleanor McLaughlin, vice president; Thelma Schwartz and Vera McClintock Moore, recording secretary; Ann .Swanson and. Gladys Price; corresponding secretary; Maude. Ericson and Edna Smith, treasurer; Lora Bishop and Martha Pattie, educational Joan fund trustee; Gertrude Wilson and Dora Liesveld, board member. District Meeting. Mrs. W. R. Hamilton, district chairman, announced a district meeting to be held at' Garner April 19 and the organization of a new club at Iowa Falls. Miss Scott reported on the state board meeting and spoke of the safety council ·which has been started in this county. Fun night to be held by the Club, April 16, was announced. Pointing out that the so-called modern movement of birth control dates back to the beginning of history, Dr. Donnelly said that birth control does not mean the prevention of birth alone, but the control of it in terms of conscious, deliber- · ate interest. She gave an account of the movement from Biblical times to the present. Population Problem. "In earlier times, the subject of contraception was discussed mostly from the social and philosophical viewpoints. At this time people were concerned with over population of their small communities. Transportation being very crude, as communities grew, the problems of food supplies and families were very acute. As communities became overpopulated, human mortality became high, especially among infants and as soon as a community became ever crowded, nygenic conditions would be bad and epidemics would result .wiping; away masses of people. ·Later in history, epidemics were checked by medical science and still later, with an' increased knowledge of obstetrics, infant mortality was WIFE PRESERVERS Where there is much wear on rugs and carpets, they should be turned around every six months. This allows them to wear evenly. decreased; therefore, over-popula- tiono was more vital. High Physical Type. "Both Plato and Aristotle advised limiting the period of procreation for both men and women in an effort to avoid the menace of over-populatioon. Their main concern was in limiting the production of offspring and in producing the highest physical type of offspring from the best human stock. 'In contrast to Plato and Aristotle, the next advocate of birth control was Malthus, who in 1798 published his famous essay on 'Principles of Population.' He, too, was concerned with the over-population of civilized countries and the problem of food supplies, but he advocated self-restraint and sex suppression." The Neo-Malthusians. Dr. Donnelly spoke of the activities of the Neo-Malthusians, and of the progress of medical science in the work of bitrh control up to now. "Our present laws against contraceptive information being passed through the mails is a direct result of the antagonism which the Neo- Malthusian principal caused," she said. "Through the efforts of Anthony Comstock in 1869, laws were passed declaring contracteptive information as obscene, and later, laws which declared it illegal to send such literature through the mails were made. It has been one of the activities of the American Birth Control league to try to have this law repealed. One half of the states in the country have laws regulating the prevention of contraception, but they are very seldom enforced. "The Federal Relief administration reports that a quarter of a million babies were born into families on relief in one year and that group of families, totally supported on relief had a 50 per cent higher birth rate .than any other group. This, goes band : in nand witb/a ;higii illness and death rate and; increased malnutfution,'among children." The present relief load is the govern- 1 ment's most serious problem and yet families on relief have the highest birth rate." Work of Churches. Dr. Donnelly quoted resolutions passed by various churches en 1 dorsing the efforts being made to procure for licensed physicians hospitals and medical clinics, freedom to convey such information as in accord with the highest principals of eugenics and a more wholesome family life and pointed out that the problem now is not so much to pro' cure birth control information, bui to have birth control misinformation stopped. She told of the way various birth control clinics operate in spite of a lack of funds. "The first step in sterilization of the unfit was taken in 1899 in Indiana without any legal procedure; however, Indiana enacted the first sterilization law in the world in 1907, California passing the second such law in 1909. There are now 26 other states with sterilization laws. The constitutionality of the sterilization law has been upheld by the United States supreme court. "The economic situation alone in the past five years has caused many to think more than ever that the burden of caring for those who cannot ordinarily care for themselves is ever increasing and every effort should be made to lighten this burden. Mental Deficiency. · "We must remember that mental deficiency is one of the basic causes underlying social problems. Most all social evils, such as crime, pauperism, sex delinquencies, unemployment and the like, have some roots in feeble-mindedness. "A map of the United States on w h i c h sterilization states are marked, is not without interest. Speaking generally, sterilization is the rule in the west and northern m i d d l e west; in the east and south it is the exception. One would have e x p e c t e d to find sterilization laws in the thickly populated industrial areas where criminals and mental defectives are likely to be in great numbers, but that is not so. Progress Is Slow. "Outside the United States, sterilization of the physically or 'mentally unfit makes slow progress. It is legal in one Canadian province, Alberta, and the Swiss canton of Vaud. It is also legal in Saxony and Germany has recently passed legislation to produce racial purity." In concluding, Dr. Donnelly said that the unfit stock should not be perpetuated upon the future gen- eraion and that if our laws were strict in regard to breeding from diseased persons, in a matter of a few generations, many of our now dreaded .diseases would-be stamped from the face of the earth. NEW.HAMP.TON -- License to wed was issued to Lester Kalkbrenner and Margaret Kammeyer of Freder'icksburg. NEW WRINKLE * BREAD MAKING CHILD, DONT TELL ME- 1 YOU CAN MAKE GOOD BREAD WITHOUT ^KNEADING THE DOUGH. V WHY, I'VE BAKED ALL MY LIFE.... -*£%- v . [KNOW, AUNTIE BUT JUST WAIT/ SEE, ALL ! 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So if you wish, you can make more loaves at a time andnot sooften. Ask your grocer for the illustrated folder telling all about the amazing No-Knead Method. Or mail the coupon below. You will be delighted with this easier, quicker way to make bread. V N O R T H W E S T E R N Y E A S T C O . 1750 N. AibUod Avenue, Chicago I wint to try the No-Kctid way of tnakinz bread. Plette send me FREE illtutmed folder which tell* all about this remarkable new PackagcoffivcakcsatXOUrgroccr'sonlylOe YOKE IS SMART FEATURE GLOBE-GAZETTE PEERLESS 15 CENT PATTERN 160 Fifth Avenue, New York City. by DIANA DAY Yoke Extends to Sleeves; Bodice Gathered to It; Attractive Frock for Spring Wear. Much detail is concentrated in the bodice of this smart day dress. It is softly gathered into a yoke that extends into sleeves. The broad shoulder effect will make your waist · look incredibly tiny. The gores of the slim-line skirt gives graceful fulness. Whether you make it of plain or printed crepe silk for immediate wear or of sheer cotton or Jinen prints you'll love it. In white or pastel tub silks, it is also adorable. Style No. 2852 is designed for sizes 14, 16, 18 years, 36, 38 and . 40-inches bust. Size 16 requires 3, yards of 39-inch material with % yard of 39-inch contrasting. Send 15 cents (coin is preferred) for pattern. Write plainly your name, address and style number. Be sure to state size you wish. The Spring Fashion book costs 20 cents. Send for your copy today. Book and pattern together 25 cents. Do not send to Mason City, but address Globe-Gazette Pattern Department, 160 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Employes Party Held by P. G. E. as County Fair Members of the P. G. and E. em- ployes club went to the county fair Thursday evening at their meeting in the P. G. and E. auditorium. The room was transformed into a fair scene with:. concessions, side shows and booths.of various kinds which were advertised in the traditional manner by barkers. The members came attired in old time costumes. Concessions were in charge of L. T. Gallogly, I. R. Weaver, T. M. Hilton, Jack Alcom, Howard LaGasse, Mrs. Hilton, M. A. Ruffridg-e, Gece Tracy, Lea Erickson, Mrs. W. M. Parks, Johnny Siesseger, H. D. Makeever. In the Hulu show were John Stevens, Irwin Schaper and William Hinriehs. Lloyd Bergen was the barker for the tent show which included a skating act by Cliff Mott and L.'A. Loterbour; recitation by Eleanor Irons, piano selections by James Stinehart and a strong man act by B. O. Roderick. A square dance was performed by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ditch, Avis Kislia, W. M. Parks, Marion George, F. E. McDonald, Dick Stevens and Lillian Jarosh, with Pat Barry and Mrs. R. J. Hughes as accompanists and H. I. Kawley as caller. Members of the Phoenician club staged an old time melodrama, ·'Gimme Them Papers." At the conclusion of the program refreshments were served by Mr. and Mrs. Mott, Mr. and Mrs. George Holt and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Huntley. The entertainment ·committee included Mr. Gallogly, Lois Meyer and Miss Jarosh. Jim Hughes wrote the bally-hoo for the barkers. --·:·-- BIRTHDAY PARTY HELD BY W. OF M. Following the regular meeting of the Women of the Moose Thursday evening, at Moose hall, a birthday party was held for Mrs. Obert Quisling, Mrs. L. G. Bird, Mrs. Chester Williams, Mrs. Alta Rule and Mjs. Earl Clausen. Mrs. Paul Anderson was chairman," assisted by Mrs. Ed Walters and Mrs. F. A. Twining. The next meeting will be April 16. _-.;._ ATHENIAN CLUB IS ENTERTAINED Athenian club met Thursday with Mrs. J. Frank Hayes, 202 Taylor avenue southwest. Mrs. J. A. Pasternak and Mrs. J. E. McDonald gave current events and Mrs M. E. Kelly led the lesson on "Better Speech." HUSBANDS GUESTS OF CHILD STUDY CLUB Husbands were the guests of Child Study club members at a party given at the P. G. E. auditorium. The guests came in costume and games and singing were the diversions of the affair. Mrs. Shadrach Morgan, Mrs. Paul Loomis, Mrs. George DeGroot, Mrs. A. V. Clapper, Mrs. R. J. Johnson and Mrs. Russell Thompson were in charge. GET-TO-GETHER CLUB CONDUCTS MEETING Get-To-Gether club of Geneseo township met with Mrs. Fred Gerdea when officers were elected with Mrs. Melvln Hawke going in as president; Mrs. Will Bruns, vice president; Mrs. Fred Gerdes, secretary; Mrs. James Ward, reporter; Mrs. A. Fcd- ellick and Mrs. M. Pope, flower committee. Two new members were enrolled. Lunch was served by the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Fedellick. D.A.R. Meeting Held at Home of Mrs. Adams At the D. A. R. meeting Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. A. B. Adams, 680 East State street, Mrs. H. C. Shipman presented the good citizenship medal to Domini Haynes who was selected to represent Cerro Gordo county in the patriotic pilgrimage · contest. Mrs. Shipman, Mrs. T. H. Stetler and Mrs. Harry Wright were appointed to the nominating committee and reports cm the state conference were given by Mrs. H. E. Win. ter and Mrs. PaU Loomis. It was voted to send Easter lillies to the shut-in-members and to send underprivileged girls to the Girl Scout and Girl Reserve camps. The program included selections by Jack Weir on the French horn, Earl Fladness, clarinet, and Barbara Scott, piano. Russell Bistline sang three . selections, accompanied by his sister. Mrs. Winter, vice regent, · presided. Spring colors were carried out in the. refreshments served by Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Shipman and Mrs. George Burmeister. K. N. A. HEALTH CLUB CONDUCTS MEETING R. N. A. Health club met at Moose hall Thursday afternoon with Mrs. C. A. Budworth and Mrs. Bert Winters as co-hostesses. Luncheon and decorations carried out the spring theme. Mrs. George Rodgers, vice president, had charge of the meeting. Bridge prizes went to Mrs. Walter Hyde, Mrs. Carl Borland and Mrs. Fred White and 500 prizes to Mrs. Guy Bull, Mrs. Mary Faktor and Mrs. J. G. C, Johnson. --*-- MEBCV HOSPITAL, ALUMNAE MEET Mercy hospital alumnae met Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Wilma McClintock, 323 Seventh street southeast. A business session was held and lunch was served. TALLY-HO BBIDGE CLUB AT MEETING Tally-Ho bridge club was entertained by Mrs. William Hinriehs Thursday afternoon at St. John's parish hall. Luncheon was served and prizes went to Mrs. Roger Pitman, high; Mrs. Jiramie Griebling, second: Mrs. Don Johnson, traveling. Mrs. McEldoon was a guest. The next meeting will be held April 16 at the Jefferson Amber room with Mrs. Jimmie Griebling as hostess. WORTH COUNTY GROUP STUDIES FAMILIES Worth county home economics instructors held their regular meeting at Manly. Miss Olive Larson of Hanlontown led the discussion on "Family Relationships." The next meeting will be in Northwood, May 6, the subject is to be, "General Problems in Foods and Clothing Classes." GITSCH-DEGNER FREDERICKSBURG--Miss Luella Degner and Paul Gitsch, both of Fredericksburg, were married in Saint Paul's German Lutheran church with the pastor, the Rev. ' Theodore Klatt. officiating. Mr and Mrs. Gitsch will live here. --*-However much or little you get, you aren't earning your wage if you aren't making a profit for the boss. --Kewanee Star-Courier. SILVERWARE VALUE 26 piece and 34 piece sets of 1847 Rogers Bros. Holmes and Edward, six extra teaspoons free with each set on our budget plan--limited time. WATCHES DIAMONDS 3 WEST STATE Grand Army Anniversary to Be Marked Tag Day on Saturday Will Begin Two Day Observance Here. The 70th anniversary of the Grand Army of the Republic will be observed in Mason City this year with a celebration beginning Saturday with a city wide tag day and continuing . with a camp fire and supper Sunday afternoon and evening in the P. G. and E. auditorium. Presidents and commanders of all local patriotic organizations and friends have been invited to honor the three surviving G. A. R. veterans, their wives and the widows of departed comrades. These events are being sponsored by the Daughters of Union Veterans. The tag day contributions will be used by the local tent to pay.the quota asked for by the Iowa department. Iowa's quota for the national fund is $1,000 and $500 for the love gift. This provides for the national permanent headquarters and the national encampment of the G. A. R. to be held in June at the same time and place as the Daughters, in Washington, D. C. The love gift supports the department of records in the office of the adjutant general, adn the graves of union veterans in cemeteries in the south. Oley Nelson, an Iowa veteran, is now the commander-in-chief of the G. A. R. Interesting displays of Civil war relics and pictures of Mason City's G. A. R. veterans Rockley L. Whippie, John R. Williams and Nathan G. Thome are being shown in the windows of D. K. Lundberg and company and The Merkel company. McKinley Drama Club Meets for Party at School McKinley Drama club held a costume party Thursday evening at the school. The program opened with music by the Koldoz Hawaiian orchestra, followed by a tap dance by Thelma Van Horn and Bessie Fou- los, accompanied by Kathleen Geisler, piano, and Arthur Smith, violin. Denny Cross did a novelty tap and a dance was performed by Dorothy Rakow, accompanied by Maxine Carman, Roy Miller, Robert Burton and Lyle Sloan sang and there was a, musical number by Marjorie Rakow and Joyce Moffett, accompanied by Thelma Van Horn. C. K. Kinney and family performed a stunt and Arthur Smith played a violin number. Charles Van Horn had charge of the program and Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn led the grand march. Mrs. William Carson received a prize for the best costume; Elaine Collins for the best Hill Billy costume. Mrs. H. W. Barbour, Evron Karges and E. S. Gage were judges. Refreshments were served by Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Geiler, Mrs. W. Pickering, Mrs. D. Fisher, Mrs. John Lock and Mrs. M. J. Caponi. KRAFT-HAMM CORWITH---Miss Gladys Hamm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamm, south of Corwith, and Arthur Kraft, son of Ernest Kraft of Renwick, were married by the Rev. Karl W. G. Killer Tuesday at the Methodist parsonage. Miss Florence Brummond of Denhart and George Kraft, brother of tie bridegroom, attended the couple. A wedding dinner was served to the bridal party and immediate relatives at the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. Kraft will live on the Kraft farm six miles south of Corwith. ' *. i. by Poppies Being Made Veterans to Be Sold by Auxiliary Five anil one-half million memorial poppies already have been completed by disabled World war veterans employed in the American Legion auxiliary's 1936 poppy program, Mrs. H. L, Gore, chairman of the poppy committee of Clausen Warden unit of the auxiliary, has announced. Fully this many more of the little red flowers of remembrance for the war dead are expected to be made before Poppy day. May 23. Poppies are being made in 60 hospitals and workrooms in 40 different states, Mrs. H. Gore explained. Hundreds of disabled veterans who could not possibly do other work are being given employment. The work is directed, materials supplied and the workers paid by the state organizations of the auxiliary. The flowers are made of crepe paper and wire in exact replica of the wild poppies of France and Belgium which grew in such profusion along the World war battle front and in the war cemeteries. Orville Sc-oville and Charles Scott of Mason City are making poppies in the Des Moines hospital. The poppy making will continue through March and April, and the completed flowers will be sent to the auxiliary's 8,700 units throughout the country to be distributed on the street on poppy day. All contributions received in exchange for the flowers will go to the welfare work of the Legion and auxiliary. Poppies which the local unit will distribute are being made at the Des Moines Veterans hospital, manufacturing center for Iowa. IMARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED TO COUPLES NEW HAMPTON--Licenses to wed were issued to Otto Marth ot Charles City and Elsie Daake of Rockford; Jacobus Valentien of Comfry, Minn., and Marietta Wilson of Springfield, Minn. Wide Range of Interests Represented Girls Hobby Exhibits Opened for Public View at Y. W. C. A. Interests ranging all the way trom Shirley Temple to painting and including such diversified articles 3.3 buttons and gum wrappers are represented in the girls hobby show which was opened Friday at the Y. W. C. A. for public inspection. Awards will be made Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Y. Among the most outstanding exhibits are those in the art and handcraft classes and particularly in the art group. There are scrapbooks galore with .the Dionnes and Shirley Temple as contenders for popularity. Doll collections provide much interest as do the doll houses. Nature lore is represented by wood, rock and flower groups. The housewifely arts of baking and sewing are also in evidence. Judging was completed Thursday. Mrs. H. A. Towner and Mrs. J. Laurens judged the needlecraft and foods; Mrs. Harry Page and Mrs. Howard O'Leary, arts and handicraft, Mrs. W. H. Spence, the religious; Mrs. Spence, Miss Gertrude Decker, Mrs. Conrad Frederickson ar.d Miss Edith Blissett, the general exhibits; and Lloyd Heinselraan of Plymouth, the stamps and coins. Music was judged Friday by Mrs. J. H. Marston, Mrs. Harlan MacMillan and Mrs. E. G. Larson of the Matinee Musicals club. The exhibits are housed in the cafeteria of the Y. W. C. A. and are open to all who are interested in seeing them. At 1 o'clock travel picture films will be shown Saturday, and at 3 o'clock, swimming will be presented. SMARTER STYLES, BETTER QUALITY FOR LESS--SINCE 1920 COURTESY AND SATISFACTION WITH EVERY PURCHASE EASTER ELEGANCE Straws and Felts $3.95 * $5-00 Simply stunning creations! Individual, inspired . . . designed to crown you with the ecstacy of spring itself! Whatever your costume, here's your hat. Brims arid manipulated styles, beautifully finished in newest spring colorings. 'SEE YOU TOMORROW" Announcing the Opening of . , . . Kemble's Down Town Flower Shop AT 7 WEST STATE STREET SATURDAY, APRIL 4 We will continue to fill most orders direct from our Greenhouse, but we will also maintain a stock of seasonable, freshly cut flowers, blooming plants and many other items at our downtown location. Visitors always welcome at both places. For Saturday Only Large Pots CINERARIAS, PRIMROSES, each KEMBLE'S GREENHOUSE Down Town Store 7 West State Street PHONE 55 Main Office 1305 S. Federal Ave.

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