The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 13, 1934 · Page 5
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Friday, April 13, 1934
Page 5
Start Free Trial

Page 5 article text (OCR)

APRIL 13 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-RAZBTTE I 331,015 Books Borrowed From Library Last Year Circulation Indicates Large Increase; Space Needed. Fifty-one per cent of the people in Mason City use the public library, according to the annual report of Miss Lydia Margaret Barrette, librarian, to the board of trustees. The report showed a total circulation for the year of 331,015, a gain of 12,172 over the previous 12 months and the largest distribution of books in the history of the city. Following is the circulation record for the past decade: WHAT THEY ASK KIDNAPED BABY DIES; BOY OF 13 CONFESSES 2 STRIKERS IN 1933-4 1932-3 1931-2 1930-1 1929-30 1928-9 1927-8 1926-7 1925-6 1924 1923 331,015 Gain 12,172 318,843 Gain 38,366 280,477 Gain 26,398 254,079 Gain 21,763 '32 316 Gain 12,244 22o!o72 Gain 13,713 206359 Gain 14,154 192',205 Gain 6,096 186109 Gain 12,073 174 036 Gain 16,149 157,887 Gain 3,205 'TO take care of the needs of these 12,000 or more readers the present library faculties are becoming more and more inadequate, the librarian stated, pointing out that it was to provide additional equipment and room that the trustees began the accumulation of a sinking fund in 1926. Even the out-of-town patrons who pay ?2 a year for library service are an "increasingly interesting group,' Miss Barrette states. Spent lor Books. A total of $4,736.14 was spent'for books,the past year on the following schedule: Reference books and general non-fiction -,-,-- Elizabeth Hanford books 287.33 Total non-fiction expense $2,359.03 Juvenile booEs $1,253.31 "This is an especially small allowance for children's books," Miss Barrette maintains. "The library used to spend ?2,000 to $2,500 a year for children's room and school collections. In the fall, instead of expensive picture books we bought some 300 gay paper volumes. We cannot omit buying fine children s. books altogether, however. They have too great an educational value. "For replace fiction, the library spent $635.82 and for new fiction there was spent ?487.98. Since the rent collection paid in to the petty j.tin, - " · ' _ _ _ ,, ,, * . , _ *_t-ni amrvnnt What are the weather conditions in Franklin county? What was the total estimated federal deficit for 1931, 1932, What federal agencies did the president combine into the Farm Credit administration? How much have railroads reduced fatalities through accidents in the past 20 years? Who originated the poster in America? What are formulas for adhesive substance such as glue? What are some methods of caring for orchards and vineyards? Should the plural or singular form of a verb be used after the noun "ethics?" Are wild geese long lived? How much does the average American spend for books? Was Uncle Tom's Cabin first published in a newspaper and what one? How many languages are spoken in the United States? What does Tacoma mean? Find a copy of President Roosevelt's message on farm mortgages? . What books discuss the influence of moving pictures, whether they are educational, elevating or demoralizing? What books in American literature have been awarded the Pulitzer prize? How do you make Hungarian goulash? Who said: "It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done. It is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known? These are only a very few of the long list of reference questions, answers for which have been produced at the Mason City Public Library. Some of the questions are really surprising. Who would expect to get calls for placer mining on the Iowa prairie? Yet such calls have come to the library more than once this year and two little books on the subject have proved very useful. two-year George Rogalski (right) tor two u«j» i» «· u^^»»~« "-* n- tention -after small boys, playing near the building, had found her. A be held to the grand jury for murder. (Associated Press Fhotos). in a Philadelphia theater Miss Pickford expects to have tea today with Leopold Stokowski, noted conductor of the Philadelphia orchestra. A newspaperman arranged an intro- duction by telephone and tea was fixed for the interval "between the second and third shows." Asked whether Fairbanks would join her when she goes to Holly- lom ne r wnen sue suco *.u J.AU..J -0 ~ wood in May, Miss Pickford replied, | was the reply. "you know he is engaged on a pi ture in England." "Will you say he is a nice fe low?" she was asked. "With great gusto and pleasure Walkout Called in Toledo, Involving 2,000 Auto Parts Workers. CLEVELAND, April 13. L¥--The wounding of two strike pickets at Cleveland worsted mill and the ailing of a strike involving 2,000 vorkers in the auto parts industry n Toledo darkened the strike situa- in in Ohio today. Pickets were sent to the plant of he Electric Autolite company in Toledo last night after workers decided their attempts to negotiate a dispute with company officials had 'ailed. Thomas Ramsey, executive secretary of a Toledo local of the United Automotive Workers Federal Un ion, told the workers Arthur J Mich, vice president of the com pany, refused to accept a contrac offered by the union and had sub mitted another drawn up by com pany officials. Kcfnses to Agree. Ramsey also said Mich refuse to agree to a suggestion for a 5 pe cent wage increase effective May 1 A strike has been threatened a the Logan Gear company in Tolcd and at another plant, the Bingharr Stamping company. 400 to 50 ·orkcrs have been out since Tucs- av night. A guard who told police he feared olcnce discharged a shotgun from window in the Cleveland plant of ic Cleveland Worsted Mills coin- any, and two pickets were rounded. The guard and thu wounded men aid the guard had shouted a warn- ng not to come any nearer the lant. Two Plants Closed. The concern employs about 1,300. ts Cleveland and Ravenna plants re closed. Strikes among Fera workers ormed another problem in the labor ituatlon. At Lima more than 300 men attending a mass meeting last light volunteered for picket duty as it was decided to continue a veck's strike. An answer was awaited from 600 Fera workers who struck at Hamil,on Wednesday in protest against £ reduction of the wage scale frorr ·50 to 35 cents. They were offered a 40 cent rate last night. Former Resident MARBLE ROCK, April J3.--Mis Isabel Ward, a senior in the Ceda Falls high school, suffered a brokei leg and other injuries when th steering wheel broke on the car o which she and eight other student had caught a ride. Miss Ward wa riding on the running board whe the car crashed into a culvert. Mis Ward is the daughter of Mr. an Mrs Percy Ward, formerly of tn place, and is an honor student i her class in high school. TEXAS GETTING ITS SOIL BACK ;5 Million Dollars Worth of Dirt Blowing Back Into State. AMARILLO, Texas, April 13. ( --That $25,000,000 worth of Texas irt which blew Into Nebraska a ·ear ago is coming back, and Tex- ins are unhappy about it. A year ago Prof. E. E. Schramm jf the University of Nebraska geo- ogical department estimated that silt settling over Nebraska farms "rom Texas sandstorms was worth ?25,000,000. A few days later the Texas plains 'consigned" another sandstorm to Nebraska and the Lubbock chamber of commerce sent Professor Schramm a letter setting up the condition that "You see to it that it is kept in Nebraska and not permitted to return to Texas." But Nebraska didn't keep the agreement. Sandstorms which the weather maps show originate in Nebraska have been giving Texas housewives no end of trouble the past week. A psychologist reports that 70 per cent of everybody's dreams are unpleasant. Sleeping, in short, is not much better than being awake. --San Francisco Chronicle. tion there is 3,444. The windows are changed about once a month. The Decker station needs more cash $428.23, actually spent jaiu *ii «-vj ·--" f- - ~ 'the total amount space. "There has been a eign books--Italian, l h e to the co Xrf two voung men who couldn t find f ' on the shelvfs, any of the 125 copies / of Zane Grey stories that betongto " the library so they suggested that they'd like to rent copies of that man's books if they could get them that way. Non-Fiction Gains. "The adult gain in ^-"f 0 "^ culation is more than 1 000 larger than the fiction gam which shows eSugh Zane Grey and not enough -'^Tnfluzabeth Hanford collection- of books has been much used and twoyears when book funds were re- dU "?h'is year, as for the past three call for foreign u w ~»-" , Greek, and Spanish--a demand we have been unable to meet. It is possible that there are people who have Spanish text books who might be induced to contribute them but the real need is not for texts but for good novels and history and travel books in Spanish. "The work at Park hospital was discontinued last fall since the hospital is not far from the library. At Mercy a meeting was held with the nurses looking toward better co-operative efforts. From this beginning, has developed the adult education work inaugurated by Miss Fahey with the nurses and a better plan of checkup of the books at the hospital. "A recent collection of plays for amateurs has been maintained for several years at the Drama Shop. Material has been sent to 67 towns outside of Mason City on the rental basis. The list of towns is filed for reference and when the time comes, if it ever does, for extending the boundaries of the library on a broader tax basis, this work will be a firm foundation for a useful superstructure." Following Is the financial statement for the 1933-34 season: Receipts Balance on hand April 1 Deposited by county Interest from bonds Petty cash deposits 5SSSSSSSS* been called foremost. Uses Many. -The Woman's club craft depart- $ 1,728.40 21,062.92 435.00 1,284.03 librarian has been checMng over material used for club work during the past weeks and the TM material used in an ordmary rlub lesson runs from ?9 to J^o- C " service is tie really ^import ant part of reference work. While aere P has not been a reference librarian and in caring for clippings and pamphlets, the lack is noticed an intelligent knowledge of books on the part of the library staff and good team work have taken excellent care of the reference questions. Extension service Used. "The extension work sufered this year in not having the children s summer library stations. The younger children cannot come downtown alone and they do patronize neighborhood stations. "At the- McKinley school, the adult work has gained more than a thousand which is a 20 per cent o-ain This is significant as there Ire many foreigners in that district. \ newspaper, which has just begun to be published, printed in a 900 -.vord vocabulary, has been recentlly added to help these pople out in learning to read English. It Is circulating well among them. "Library Station South has grown into the lives of the people in that neighborhood. Tha ?ain In circula- 524,510.35 Expenditures Books from general fund S 4,448.76 From Hanford memorial fund Periodicals Binding Telephone Repairs and improvements Furniture and fixtues Insurance Heat Light Printing Postage and express Stationery Salaries Janitor Miscellaneous Special Rent Water Balance on hand April 1, 1934 287.33 343.70 1,281.63 126.60 235.11 266.58 352.08 591.76 481.34 149.28 28.10 422.42 12,781.23 1,260.00 85.00 100.00 300.00 32.02 937.41 Bonds in sinking fund for the buiudin $24,510.35 6,189.15 Mary Pickford Says That Men Are Just "Like Little Boys" PHILADELPHIA, April 13. 13')-Men, says Mary Pickford, "are like little boys--when they are tired of being naughty they are glad to come home." Whether her remark had any relation to rumors that she will become reunited with her husband, Douglaa Fairbanks, the screen star refused to say. "I feel my private life is sacred to myself," she said. "If I discussed it the public would be offended. j j "I haven't discussed it in 10 j months. I won't discuss it during j i the next 10, nor in ten times ten." j 1 Besides making six appearances! 6900 M Shell Refineries Develop a Sensational New Way to "Re-Make" the Chemical Structure of Gasoline . . . Resulting in More Mileage, Added Power and Quicker Starting tffffffjffZ TH6 EXTRA f I AIMS CHAR rx S TOP measuring gasoline by the gallon! It's what you get in your gallon that really counts'. In the new improved Super Shell you get up to 6900 extra firing charges in every gallon. Super Shell is the answer to what . you motorists told us you wanted in a gasoline -ex tra power and more mileage. To give you these extra firing charges, Shell developed a costly new refining process. This new Shell process actually "re-makes" the entire chemical structure of gasoline. Even a single ounce contains as much as 54 extra firing charges! It's the firing charges in your engine that drive your car forward. That's why these 6900 extra firing charges in a Super Shell gallon give you more power, quicker pick-up, and extra mileage. Try this first super-charged gasoline in your car. You will notice its quicker pickup at once! You will actually feel Super Shell's surge of extra power! And keep an accurate check of your mileage. Many users report more mileage with Super Shell, as much as one or two more miles per gallon. POWER ag £ y' ; MORE ENERGY IS NOW CONCENTRATED in every gallon of the new Super Shell. As many as 6900 i«(ra firmg charge* in every gallon. Think what that ns to you in greater power and mile- You'll never use any other gasoline in once you've tried Super Shell. AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER IS AMAZED 1 Mr. Allen Taylor (at left) tried super-charged gasoline and tells Shell technical expert, Mr. Robert I. Lewis, "This new Super Shell has the power we engineers have been looking for in gasoline these last few years.'. ' ,~VL « 51. THIS MODERN TRANSPORT AIRPLANE is powered with two 700 H. P. Wright-Cyclone engines which ore . S, mechanical fuper-chargers that ight-Cyclone engines which ore equipped shanicat super-chargers that force gasoline "«»» i into the cylinders to get more firing charges per TMllon Now gasoline itself ha» been actually super- Sarged. Supe? Shell, by its new "re-making" process actullly has up to 6900 extra firing charges m every gallon! jf /.! 's K " V . ·:*?· ·ffi. -r,,^. · - , - ,, j j p 'V-! -A if%*?"* ..·^rt-«- f£-fff-'-fSSr.Ji"*tf-i 'S£PS V/ i

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page