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Mason City, Iowa
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TWELVE MASON CITY .GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 1· 1937 Mason City's Calendar March 5;--Inter-church Christian Education institutes at Methodist, church in Clear Lake. Ttlarch 8--Mason City school election. March 18-20--Convention of North Central division of Iowa State Teachers association. March 18-17--High school operetta, "Vagabond King," to be given at school auditorium at 8 p. m. . Here In Mason City Watch for. announcement of Style Shoppe "Sharing the Profit Plan." x. · -. Mary Irons, daugrhler of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Irons, 718 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, suffered a broken arm in a fall Saturday. . . Mr. and Mrs. John Bullen. of Charles City are parents o£ an eight pound daughter born at Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City Monday. Mrs. Bullen was.former- ly Margery- Letzring of Mason City. ; To whom it may concern: The scale of wages for the Brick Masons Union, No. 21, of Iowa will be $1.25 per hour effective April 1, . 1937.--John M. Horn, Secretary. Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Fankhauser, 215 Third street northwest, attended the chiropractors meeting of the Marshall district held at Iowa Falls Sunday afternoon. Dr. T. H. Halstein of Iowa Falls, state president, presided at the meeting. Joseph M. Gockel, ; field representative of the National Council of Knights of Columbus, arrived in Mason City Monday to address a meeting of the local council in the Moose hall at 8 o'clock in the evening on the matter of membership. Dr. Don FitzGerald, grand knight, has invited all members and former members to attend. C. T. Lund, Denver, general agriculturalist of the American Crystal Sugar company, was in Mason City Monday conferring with E. C. Moore, manager of the local plant on plans for the coming season. He was accompanied by Mrs. Lund. ' Representative to Speak at Meeting of Townsend Club No. 1 Morgan J. McEnaney, state representative from Cerro Gordo county, and Lloyd Smith will be the speakers at the weekly meeting of | Towns end club No. 1 at the P. G. and E. auditorium Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The program will include music by Mrs. Agnes . L. Bennett's class and Broer's orchestra. Lunch will be served. · ' ' . MORE RESULTS IN SOLO MEETS Many Students Compete for High Honors in Contest Here. Results in the band and orchestra instrument solo contests held here Saturday, in addition to those previously announced, include: Violin--Milton Learner, first; Carleton Rohr, second. (38 competing). . Viola--Evelyn Cheesman, first; Jean May Pierce, second. Cello--La Vaughn Pierce, first; Ruth Stokes, second. Double bass--Marion Gustafson, first; Marguerite Kern, second. Horns--Jack Weir, first; Dick Zarling, second. Baritone---Harold Raizes, first; Charles Peters, second. Thombone --- Howard Dresser, first; Eai-nest Pickering second. Tuba--Ralph Williams, first; Charles Barr, second. Marimba -- Louise Reynolds, first; Alia Spoils, second. Oboe--Rosalind Kopscky, first; Thelma Stevens, .second. FJutes'--Bob Major, first; Charlene Horn, second. English Horn--Marian Carson, first. First place winners have the right to represent Mason vCity in state contest series, beginning with the subdistrict meet al Brilt. Black Chief Lump $6 Per Ton Delivered Other Coals in Stock D I X I E BLOCK COAL CO. 526 2nd N. W. Phone 715 EXPERT. . . Watch and Jewelry Repairing --or Low Prices. Al! Work Guaranteed. Prompt Service. M U R R A Y JEWELRY CO. Foresters Bldg. CITY TO ASK -COMMISSION FOR CROSSING SIGNAL VOTES TO BUILD SEWER IN ALLEY ON AGREEMENTS Painters Want Ordinance; Lapiner Application Is Deferred. City Solicitor H. J. Bryant was authorized' by the city council Monday to file'an application with the Iowa railroad commission for a hearing, on enforcing the Great Western railroad to install proper signalling devices at the crossing on Nineteenth street southwest. This move was precipitated by a communication from A. A. Freiberger, Minneapolis, superintendent of the Great Western railroad, which was read at the March meeting of the council Monday morning. This letter, which came in response to the council's request for the installation of an automatic signalling device or flagman, maintained the matter of crossing signals was in the hands of the highway commission and called attention to the allocation of some $1,400,000 to Iowa by the federal government for this purpose.- AVant Immediate Action, The council members, Mayor W. S. Wilcox, Leo Davey, Ray Pauley, H. C. Brown and Arleigh Marshall, all of whom were present at-the meeting, expressed themselves as being in favor of immediate ac- tibn on the Nineteenth street crossing. The council authorized City En- .gineer C. H. Stevens to proceed with the construction of a storm sewer in the alley between Federal and Delaware avenues, running north from Willow creek on condition that agreements were obtained from abutting properly owners that they would have their properties connected with it. The proposal, which came before the council in the form of a petition presented some time ago by Sam Raizes, raised the question of whether the city should continue its policy of .installing storm sewers without assessing properties. ' Wanted Agreements. There was tlie disposition among some council members that in instances where a group of property owners wished immediate action on a sewer and did not wish to be considered in the light of the city's general storm sewer program, assessments would be justified. After considerable discussion, it was decided "that the city install the alley sewer with the provision tliat agreements be procured. The application of Nate Lapiner for the change of classification of property on South 'Federal avenue, denied by the planning commission, is to be heard at the April meeting, it was announced. Representatives of painters and paperhangers of the city, requesting an ordinance providing for licensing o£ members o£ their trade, were instructed to draw up a more specific statement to be presented at a later meeting. Referred to Manaser. A bill from the Rye Construction company and the Henkel Construction company for $577, an extra for cleaning of the brick work in connection with the remodeling of the city hall, was referred to City Manager Herbert T. Barclay. Applications of Joseph M. Roman for a B permit for his establishment at 303 South Federal avenue, and William Gartln, 423 Third street northeast for a C permit were held over to the April meeting for investigation in the first instance and to await the outcome of beer legislation in the second. Tax suspensions were granted R. H. DeNeut, Mabel Atkinson and Mrs. May Wcnhvorth. Your Federal Income Tax No. 22. Deduction for Interest. Amounts paid or accrued within the taxable year l!)3fi as interest on indebtedness are deductible, with certain exceptions, from gross income in determining net income. Such items include interest on borrowed money to defray personal expenses, and on money sorrowed for the purchase of real or personal property. If a person owes money on a lien or mortgage late on his home, the amount of ;he interest may be deducted. Indebtedness, however, need not be evidenced by lien, judgment, or moi-lgagc to make the interest on I deductible. Frequently indebtedness is evidenced only by a note. Interest paid on indebtedness in- furred in the purchase of obligii- ions (other than obligations of the Jnitecl States issued after Sept. 24, 1917, and originally subscribed for by the taxpayer), the interest ipon which is wholly exempt from Federal income tax, is'not deducible. Interest paid on loans on life nsuranca policies is deductible provided the amount of the loan is not used for. the purposes previously referred to jn this paragraph. Interest paid on behalf of a Tiend or relative where there is 10 legal obligation on the part o( he payor is not deductible. In "such cases the amount is the same as "a gift. As interest paid is deductible, so nlerest received is taxable^ All such amounts, including interest ·eccivcd on bank and savings de- )osits, must be included in Die axpayer's return ot gross income. Joe Cook Takes Charge of Shell's Distribution Here Former District Manager to Have Cerro Gordo, Worth Counties. Joe M. Cook, associated with the Shell Petroleum company in Iowa and Minnesota during the last 10 years as sales supervise- and district manager, Monday took over the wholesale distribution of. Shell products in Cerro Gordo and Wor'.h counties. With headquarters here, Mr. Cook has covered every area in Iowa and Minnesota during his term of service with the company. Using this experience as basis for his selection, he chose these two counties as the most desirable district in which to launch this type of operation. His offices under the new independent setup will be at 100D South Federal avenue and at the Hotel Hanford. ' Dealers Listed. Earl C. Westcott, John W. Van Deest, GJenn L. Kimball and Vercyl Sherbino will assist Mr.' Cook in the wholesale distribution. Service stations operators who handle Shell Petroleum company products in these two counties are: Mason City--Henry Thomas, Washington avenue southeast at First street; Kermit La_rson, 303 North Federal avenue; "Carl Dorow, 1233 North Federal avenue; J. M. and S. E. Edgington, 1007 Fourth street southwest; Goodyear Tire and Rubber company,, Delaware avenue northeast at Second street; and R. M. Evans, 1009 South Federal avenue. Clear Lake--Axel Carlson, 703 North Second street; Lowell Patt- schull. highway 19; and G. H. Brooks, Main at Second streets. Nura Springs--C. D. Ellis, highway No. 18. Hanlonlown--L. Larson, highway No. 3. ' Manly--J. C. Prantle. Kensett--H. Espevold,' highway No. 65 · ' r . Norlhwood--Milton Winkleman, highway No. 65. Announcement Meeting. These assistants and dealers, with the following company officials, attended an announcement meeting Friday night at the Hotel Hanford: H. G. Swanson, DCS Moines, division manager; C. E. W. Kinderman and S. H. Mitchell, assistant managers from Des Moines; E. R. Purse, Mason City, area manager for North Iowa; and R. T. Meffort, Mason City, plant supervisor. JOE M. COOK. LOAN BODY HAS ANNUAL SESSION Mason City National Farm Loan Association ! Holds Meeting. The making of 417 Federal Land bank loans for a total of $2,444,100 was reported at the annual meeting of the Mason City National Farm Loan association held at the Hotel Hanford. The annual report, given by B. R, Dunn, secretary-treasurer, also showed land bank commissioner loans totaling 338, representing $1,019,400. The total amount o£ Federal Land bank and land bank commisione'r loans was $3,463,500. The report shows that of- Dec. 31, 1936, the total amount of delinquent interest items was $273. Robert John Brown, W. D. Reed, R. B. Dunn, R. M. Hall and Edward Dickinson were elected on the board. After the stockholders' meeting the directors met and Robert John Brown was elected president, R. M. Hall, vice president, and B. R. Dunn, secretary-treasurer for 1937. .Mr. Dunn stated that no foreclosures were started on any loans made through this association and that there had been several loans paid off in full and that many borowers were making substantial payments on the principal of the loans in addition lo the interest payments. Jesse Moore, representative of the Federal Land bank of Omaha, spoke on the functions and purpose of the Federal Land bank system. He also gave a detailed account of the financial standing of the bank. St. James Luther League Has Meeting The St. James Luther League met in the church parlors for its devotional meeting, which opened with hymn and prayer. The program consisted of a reading, "The Old Country Church," by Herman Frenz. Helen Buehler reviewed the "Successful Life" by Bruce, one of the books on the reading course list of the American Luther League. Pearl Rohr lead the discussion on the topic, "Putting the Pocket Testament League into Practice in our Local League." Ten members- signed pledges to become affiliated with the Pocket Testament League. The spring federation rally, which will be held in Mason City in May. was discussed. The Rev. Mr. Taeuber of St. Paul, secretary'o£ New Guinea missions, will be the speaker. Sells Dray Line. KLEMME--Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gram sold their dray line to Mr. and Mrs. Armor Mullen, who will take possession at once. Mr. Gram has been in poor health for some time and will enter the Veterans' hospital at DCS Moines. FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER Daily Lenten Devotional Prepared by Dr. Willard L. Sperry for the Federal Council of Churches ot Christ lu America. Fourth Week--"The Greatest Thing in the World" THE SILENCES OF LOVE M o n d a y , March 1. "Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end." Read Mark 10:17-22. We are agreed that Christianity is the religion of love. It is, therefore, the more surprising that in the earliest rec- o r d s o f t h e t e a c h i n g o f Jesus, given us in the first three gospels, little is said about love. The word seems to h a v e come much more freely from the pens of S a i n t Paul and Saint John than, f r o m the lips of Jesus, May it be in this, as in certain other mat- DR. SPERRY ters, that the silences of Jesus are significant. To be "alloying person does nqt mean that you talk too much about love'.' Indeed, many o£ those who love most deeply xise the word least. It is well for us not to wear our hearts on our sleeves; and this is true of our religion as of our natural affections. What we are-to use Emerson's distinction-should speak so loud that people do not need to hear what we say about this cardinal Christian grace. One is grateful for that fine line of Robert Browning's in which he describes a simple Christian convert of the first century, watching by the cave where Saint John lay dying during a Roman persecution: The Bactrian was but a wild childish man, And could not write nor speak, but only loved. Prayer: Eternal God, who lovest all whom thou hast made, and hatest none, grant us a greater measure of thy love. Where our hearts are small, enlarge them; where they are deceitful, make them sincere; fickle, m a k e where them they -are constant; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. LEGION CONTEST WINNERS NAMED H. H. Boyce Announces Results of Handicraft and - Art Competition. Entries in the handicraft and art divisions of the American Legion Lincoln's Birthday contest were disappointingly few, although the quality was good, H., H. Boyce, chairman of the committee, stated Monday on announcing the prize winners. Handicraft division--In class for children under seventh grade, Shirley Wcida with a log cabin which attracted much favorable comment and indicated much work. In seventh and eighth grade class, Wade Vasbinder, Jr., with a bust of Lincoln cut in soap. Art division--In class for children under seventh grade, Ardis Mae Hulsc, a third grade girl, with a picture of a log cabin. In seventh and eighth grade class, Jesse Tores with a drawing portraying the life of Lincoln from the log cabin to the while house. This drawing was so unusual that it is being displayed in the window of Boomhower's hardware store for the next few days. Following the figures from left to right the spectator will get a good history of the important events of Lincoln's life, it was pointed out. Art and handicraft entries were judged by John Collister of Plymouth. A large number of essays were entered. Judging will be completed as soon as possible and they will be returned to tlie schools. Prizes will all be awarded at the same lime after essays are judged. DEAN PRESENTS VIEWS OF BILLS IN LEGISLATURE State Senator Broadcasts on KGLO; Says Assembly ,Hasn't. Been Slow. Senator Earl Dean, home for the week-end recess of the legislature, spoke over KGLO Saturday evening, outlining the provisions of the bills being considered and answering criticism that the general assembly has been slow in getting-into action this term. "The early part of the session is the period of crystalizing sentiment and co-ordinating ideas so that concrete action can be brought about," said Senator Dean. "The fact that the legislature is in session only two hours a day in the first part of the session means that members are exchanging ideas and holding conferences a m x i n g themselves concerning problems in their own communities or problems which are statewide. ' Work to Be Done. "It is necessary that a lot of committee work be done on the bills after they have been written before it can "be determined whether they are in proper form and whether they really solve the problem they are intended to solve before they can be. presented on the floor ,of either house of the general assembly for passage. "The fact that almost 500 bills have been introduced in the general assembly is probably sufficient proof that the members have accomplished the work that is ordinarily done in the first six weeks of any general assembly. "The extension of the farm moratorium act has become law. It is extended for two years and applies to mortgages made prior to Jan. 1, 1936. Had we not had the extreme drought in the southern part of the state, I don't believe a further moratorium would be advisable. Under t h e circumstances, however, I think it is justified. Provides Refund. "In talking to people in Mason City since I came home Thursday, I find that there is much confusion and misunderstanding about the homestead exemption bill as it passed the senate, and will undoubtedly pass the house without any major changes. In the. first place, the bill does not provide for a tax exemption but rather, for a refund or a credit on all taxes paid-on homesteads up to $2;500 assessed valuation. "The machinery set up in the bill, in a general way, is as follows: Each owner of a homestead which he occupies certifies to the county treasurer that he has such a homestead with the assessed valuation thereof. The ' county treasurer certifies. to the state board of assessment and review all the homesteads in the county. Then when every county in the state has certified its homesteads to the board of assesment and review, the board will 'lake the money available (estimated at $10,000,000 of sales tax revenue) and refund to every homestead owner as many mills a dollar of assessed valuation as the money pn hand will permit. On last year's figures it is estimated that 24 mills could be refunded. "Many people have the impression that if the assessed valuation of their home is less than $2,500, they will have total exemption from taxes. I am sorry to say that such is not the case. Would Get Refund. "As I recall, the millage levy in Mason City is slightly more than 40 mills. A homestead having an assessed valuation of $2,000 would be refunded 24 mills on the $2000 and would have to pay the balance of 16 mills. "A total tax exemption would only occur where the millage levy in the district was less than the 24 -mills refund. The' definition of a homestead for the purpose of the homestead act was also changed to apply to owner occupied homes, with minor exceptions. - The bill only serves to encourage the ownership of homes and I do not think it is justified from any other angle. "If this bill is to become a law, tlie sales tax must be re-enacted, as there is no revenue available from any other source to provide the refunds on homesteads. "There is a bill before the legislature to rewrite the road and motor vehicle laws of Iowa. I think it is a meritorious .bill for the most part. It provides for increasing the highway patrol to approximately three times its present size during the next two years. It clears up many controversial points in Ihe road law as it is now \yritten, and it also provides for a 55 mile speed limit on the highways. I invite suggestions as to what should be done about a speed law in Iowa. To Pass Road Bill. "A farm to market road bill passed the senate last week. This bill takes advantage of $600,000 federal money which may be used in this state and can be matched by funds which are already, being used on country roads. "These funds under the federal law must be supervised through the highway commission and are apportioned to the counties on the basis of area, so that every county will get its just share. It will simply mean that Iowa will have an additional $000,000 to spend on its farm to market roads. "Before each general assembly is the problem of liquor legislation. There is the liquor by thn ridnlt legislation which bill also includes 1 '1,500 of These 6n Cars This Week" The first thin? that F. W. Vorhics, membership campaign director for the Cerro Gordo county safely council, did when the drive got under way Moxiday morning was to fasten the safety organization plate to the rear of his automobile, so everyone -would know he belonged. Mr. Vorhies, who is assisted in the management of the head quarters office in the First National bunk building- by H. C. Brown, is hoping to raise 1,500 memberships in (he safety council by the end of this week. The memberships are 50 cents each, only 10 cents of which goes to the Iowa State safety council. Upon becoming a. member, the motorist pledges to abide by the safety rules of the organization. (Lock Photo, Kaycnay Engraving) · Roosevelt Victory Banquet Is Planned at Hotel Hanford GEORGE LUDEMAN Ludeman, Demo Chairman, Announces Plans for Thursday Night. Plar.s for a Roosevelt Victory banquet Thursday evening at 7 o'clo-jk in the Hotel Hanford were announced Monday by Geoi-ge:R. Ludeman, democratic county - chairman who is acting as general chairman for the committee in charge of the Victory banquet. \ ; ' Mason City will join other communities throughout the United States in the celebration of the president's victorious campaign. One M. the features of the entertainment will be President Roosevelt's broadcast, over a nationwide hookup, a fireside chat on "The State of the Nation." Aiding Mr. Ludeman on the * committee in charge are Stanley local option (an unholy alliance, in my opinion) and" there are proposals to change the beer law. "The liquor by the drink movement is being pushed by the river cities in the eastern part of the state for the most part and I don't hear any demand for that sort ot thing in this part of the state. There seems to be considerable sentiment for additional restriction this of beer parlors 'and I think legislation will undoubtedly amend the present law making it more workable and eliminating some of the undesirable features." William Coast Funeral Scheduled at Iowa City IOWA CITY, W-- Funeral services were scheduled here Tuesday morning for William O. Coast, 56, former Iowa City businessman, who died Sunday of heart disease. Mr. Coast was a member of the Iowa house of representatives in 1914, and was particularly active in procuring adoption of measures in the development of the children's hospital and the college of commerce at the state university. Holds False Teeth Tighter and Longer Tills new d e l i g h t f u l powder keeps false lee Hi from rocking, slipping or dropping. No pasty tasie or feelinp. Gives perfect confidence aJl dny Jong. Gel from your Three COMPLETE Speedometer and Wiper Service Central Auto Elec. Co. 25 1st S. W. Phone 494 W A T C H For Announcement of Style Shoppe SHARE THE PROFIT PLAN Comfort, Miss Dorothy Madsen and Billy Hayes, handling music and entertainment, and - Leo J. Carle, in charge ot publicity. Ticket sales began Monday. LUTHER LEAGUE CONDUCTS MEETING Central Luther League held its home vesper meeting Sunday al the home of the Misses Margaret and Dorothy Mickey, 1130 Maple drive. The discussion was in charge of Miss Margaret Mickey who spolce on "Friendship" and Ihe Luther League pocket Testament movement. The remainder of the meeting was spent informally a n d r e f r e s h m e n t s were served. Towa Victim Dies. FAIRFIELD, (/P)--Thomas. J. Hammond, 45, Fail-field postoffice clerk, died following a heart attack. Hammond was a world war veteran and past, commander of the American Legion post here. His wife and a son, Carroll, survive. INSTITUTE WILL BE HELD FRIDAY AT LAKE CHURCH One of Series of Meetings Being Held in Iowa This Month. Preparations are being made for one of a series of Iowa Christian Education institutes to be held at the Methodist church in Clear Lake Friday. The theme of the institute is to be "Christ in the Life of the Community." The Rev. N. H. Carman, prominent leader in the slate movement, will preside at the, meeting. To Give Opening: Talk. Registration will get underway; at 9:15 o'clock in the morning, followed by opening assembly and devotions by Dr. R. J. Montgomery. The opening address of the institute will be given by the Rev. Don Schroeder. Starting at 10:45 o'clock the institute will be divided into groups for a study of the following subjects: 1. The church's summer program, including vacation school, in charge of Mr. Carman. 2. The new · adult movement, with Mr. Montgomery in charge.' 3. Enlisting and training an adequate leadership, Mr. Schroeder in charge. Groups io Continue. In the afternoon, starting at 1:15 o'clock, study groups will continue with the same leaders. At 2:15 o'clock there will be a re-assembly for announcements and offering a.nd at 2:30 .o'clock a symposium forum with Mr. Montgomery presiding. The Rev. Walter H. Kampen oE the Central Lutheran church in Mason City will speak on "What Are We Doing to Make Our Community Christian?" followed by leaders in character building institutions such as the Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., Boy Scouts and other organizations in 5 minute talks. Mr. Carman will be in charge of the devotions closing the meeting. '. PIGGLY WJGGLY Fresh Beef Pound Tongues.14c Rib Veal Pound Chops . . 19c Tender Cube Pound Steak . . 25c End Cut- Pound Chops . . 20c Pound Halibut . 24c Fresh Fillets Pound . . . 22c Country Style Pure Pork Pound Sausage. I9c BROS. SPECIALS -- TUESDAY, V/EDNESDAY and THURSDAY PORK CHOPS Center cuts, ib BACON Sliced, Sugar Cured, Ib FRESH GROUND BEEF, 2 Ibs 25c MINUTE STEAK Beef Tenderloin Pound . 25c SIRLOIN STEAK Tender Pound I9c BEEF BOIL Rib Pound ,25c BROWN SUGAR 4 Pounds 21C SODA CRACKERS 2 Pound -g i*_ Box 15C P E A N U T BRITTLE, 2 Ibs 19 e PUMPKIN No. 21/2 Cans for 25c Nifco RED SALMON 2 Toll Cans.. 39c HOMINY No. 2Vz Cans f o r . . . 25c POTATOES (Wisconsin Whites) Per Peck 45c California Navel ORANGES Per Dozen Marsh Seedless GRAPEFRUIT 6 (70 Size) -1C'- for Z5C ·*«,-, t*t~\1~*

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