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March 14, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

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20 SUM AVAILABLE FOR IOWA ROADS Balance From Federal Aid Is $237,794, Highway 'Bureau States. By BRADFORD E. MOBtEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, M a r c h 14.-Theye is still a 5237,794 balance of federal aid funds available for road- Duildmg projects in Iowa, the bureau of public roads announced here today- in making public the current status of federal aid road construction in the state as of Jan. 31, 1931. To this may be added' Iowa's share of the 580,000,000 emergency fund appropriated by congress during the last session, 546,000,000 of which has already been allocated to th4 states, leaving a total of 534.000,000 to be used before Sept. 1. Much Is Completed The bureau announced there are 3,229 miles of roads in Iowa which have: be en completed to date by use of state and federal'funds in equal amounts. There are 235 miles of roads approved for construction .under the federal aid program, of which 157 will undergo initial construction work. The estimated total cost is 57,433,114, which includes an allotment of federal aid funds amounting t o $3,113,633. · ; ' · · · t . '. '. 4 Miles Tinder Construction .'· On the other hand, there are 4 miles already under construction In Iowa, the estimated total cost of which is 5105,290, of which 51,892 · i s a federal aid allotment. During February a total of 522,000,000 of the regular 'federal aid funds was obligated to the states, more than,three times as much as the 57,000,000 average for that month.' ' . · ' . · · · . · · Officials said this increase is. consistent with the entire, public road- building program, explaining that the states are now using federal aid funds at a rate of 5125,000,000 annually whereas the rate heretofore was only 575,000,000 a. year. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 14 1931 BAKER'S TRANSCONTINENTAL DASH HALTED The attempt of Capt Ira Eaker to set a new trans continental air speed record land hear ToIu.'Ky., when the fuel pressure' o£ ; his Lo ckheed-Ve^a monoplane fail landing. Photo shows the plane, overturned ana. partly burled In the sooner so tricatbiE himself from the wreckage,.tho he suffered only minor scratches · was well known to Mason City, having been here-on numerous occasions as the special nllnt MacNIder when the latter was secretary of war. " ^ . FW.UU puoi ·d Presj in LOCAL RAILROAD NEWS Totem Poles Will Be Put Up Near Fayette ·-FAYETTE,' March 14.--Twelve Joo£ signs .of seven colors in the form of Indian totem poles will wel- come'tourists to Fayette in the near future as the result of action at the regular meeting 'of the Community, club at the American Legion. hall. Thursday, evening. The signs will be placed at; the outskirts of Fayette on the'principal highways. The de- E^gn-'adopted ;ia ;the result of a sample,' sign siibmitted- by the Rev. J. D. Clinton and A; B. Carter. D r a s t i c Reduction in A u t o m o b i l e Rates Is Announced by Railroads A drastic reduction in freight charges on automobiles has - been announced and will apply to all five steam lines entering Mason City; The new.rates, designed to meet, the truck-away and drive away compe_ r tition, will become 1 .effective April 10. The rates apply from:Detroit and .other points in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and are effective'to practically all points In Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and the 'upper peninsula of Michigan. The reduction will average about 555 a carload; New Hampton LigHt Rates; Witt'Be Cut -NEW HAMPTON, March 14.-Electric light, power and heat rates will- be cut in !New Hampton after April 1. It is estimated that the municipal light: plant will · lose $10,000 in;revenue. Light rates are cut two'cents : on. the first 25. kilo-- ·watt hours and one cent on each 25 until over ,-100 hours has been used. ' · ' · · " · , ·. ' · '" · National Officer Will \ Talk at'Local Meeting Charles Van Eman, Chicago, as-i sistant national secretary of the Railroad Benefit" Association- ol Railroad Employes, will apeak at .the annual visitation meeting 'of the group to be held at *the People's Gas and Electric company auditorium at 8 o'clock Monday evening. L. A. Gehrig, Des Moines, state representative, will also be present at the meeting. A program has been planned. The meeting Is for all railroad employes'and their families. . RAILROAD BRIEFS CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN '. John Ericksdn,- train dispatcher, resumed work after a short illness. C. A. Spalding,. Eagle Grove, train master, transacted business hi Mason City the latter part of last week. J. C. Stump, Chicago, assistant superintendent of motive power and machinery, was in Mason City last, week.. · ' · . . ' · · · · · , ' · · ' ^Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gmelin and wife spent Sunday with friends at Algona. Mr. r Gmelip is an operator. J. .A. Price and family spent Sunday with friends at Burt.. · The elevator at Stout · burned Thursday forenoon. The cause of the fire is not known. CHICAGO GREATWESTERN Fred Meyer, Burlington; traffic freight agent for the Chicago, Burlington and Quiacy railroad, waa here Thursday. ^ CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND UCNES J; Braheny, agent, went to Des Jloihes this week to attend'the at- visional staff and prevent claims meeting. · . . , , ._ Kenneth Laughlin, trucker, returned to work Friday after several days illness. J. R. Pinkerton, lies Monies, mas- tar carpenter; Martin Bootjer, Manly, roadmaster and A. C. Bradley, Des Moines, engineer mainten- ance of way, all employed by the Rock Island 1 -lines, transacted business in Mason City March 6. H. J. Clanc, Omaha, '. traveling passenger agent, Cana~diaa -Pacific railways, transacted business with the traffic department March a. H. M. Larson, St. Paul, traveling passenger agent, C. M; ST. P. P. railroad, transacted business with the. traffic department March 2. - : J...L.'Hayes, Manly, trainmaster, Rock Jsland Lines, transacted business iri_Mason City March 9. - *W. C.'Herrou, Des Moines, traveling freight agent, A. T. ,and S. F. railway, called on business March 10. ' , . MILWAUKEE NEWS. Mrs. Ralph Boyer, of' Deadwood, 3. Dak., is visiting in the city this week.. · . . . ' - . . _ dirt Crippen from the engineering department at Austin, Minn, was .at the local offices Tuesday. M. A. Bost,'division engineer, and Sylvester German, instrumentman, returned Tuesday from Chicago where they attended the Railway Appliance show. . . E. W. Lollls, manager of. the Fuel department, Chicago, was a visitor at; the Mason City offices Tuesday. S- W. Connor, conductor on the Canadian National railway visited the local office here Friday. C. E.'Mutchler, chief clerk in the superintendent's office, was called to Dubuque Saturday. Brotherhood of Clerks ... to Hold Regular Meeting The Brotherhood o£ Railroad Clerks, lodge 891, will hold Its'regu- lar meeting at 7:30 o'clock Thiirs- day evening at the P. G: and E. auditorium. ' . . : . . ' Burns Victim Seriously in OS AGE, March 14.--Ralph Christiansen: and his'sister, Mrs. Turin Boone ot Washington, D. C., have been summoned to the -bedside of their mother, Mrs. A; Christianson, who is in a-serious condition from ; burns received when her clothing caught fire a few days since. Open Thompson Confectionery. THOMPSON, March 14.--Harry Lund and his mother, who leased the: Bendickson. building on East Main street and had It decorated and remodeled i started a short order cafe and confectionery shop. The Globe-Gazette Offers Booklet on MODERN MANNERS Correct etiquet for every possible occas ion in which you will , participate, from a christening to a funeral, is detailed in MOD,ERN MANNERS, now available to readers of the Globe-Gazette ..This means .that a world of information had to be crowded into this booklet of 32 pages, but that has been done and it is as comprehensive as are many books 10 times its size. Moreover, it cost you only 6 cents--merely th postage ,and handling charge instead of from 52 to $5. ' la ordering a copy, fill out th coupon below. The Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, . Frederic J. Raskin, Director, Washington, D. C. . ' X Inclose herewith 6 cents in coin or stamps for a copy of the booklet on MODERN MANNERS. ' Name Street City .. State . TetrforyServtdfytlieNiirtlwistBaitcarporatie* Strong FINANCIAL FOUNDATION for Industries Operating in the Northwest ·*· ' A comparatively short time ago the Northwesthadto depend upon other sections of the country for sufficient funds to finance its agricultural and industrial development; . " , . Today, : affiliated banks in the Northwest Bancbrporation group are adequately serving the people · of the Northwest through 133 institutions in 110 cities. The men responsible for the. management . of this great banking, group and who serve pa its board of directors have a wide experience in banking-- and in the development of industry and agriculture in the Northwest; . ' In 110 cities located throughout the-vast empire served, you will usually find the leading bank displaying the emblem of the covered wagon which, as the trade mark of.the Northwest Ban- corporation, stands as a symbol of efficient banking service, insuring a sound financialstructurethrbugh- out this fast growing territory. FIRST NApoNAL BANK MASON ray, IOWA AFFILIATED WITH ' NORTHWEST; B^NCORPORATION GARNER SCHOOL CONTRACT LET Austin Builder Will Erect Parochial Structure; Plans Announced: GARNER, March 14.--The contract for the new parochial schoo! waa let to, Nick Wagner, Austin Minn. The huildlng is to cost $28,000 L and calls for completion by Sept. 1. C. I. Krajewski, architect of Dubuque, designed the building. .The atructure-la to be built so that additional stories may be added as the membership expands. There will .be four large classrooms, .chapel, assembly,- community rooms, living quarters for the sisters in charge, · chapel; dining room, kitchen, pantry storage and laundry. The' building will be located at the southwest corner of the parish'block with south and east entrances. There will be ample room for playgrounds at the rear. Work will start at once. Four sisters from the Franciscan order, Dubuque, will have charge of the eight grades.' It is expected there will be an enrollment of 100 pupils. The building will be of brick construction, fire-proof with special ventilating system. The parish house waa built at a cost of $14,000 six years ago during the pastorate of the Rev. Father Wordehoff. The Rev. Father Manterhacht came here to take charge about three years ago when the Rev^ Father Wordehoff went to Alta Vista. : v ' The contractor will be here Monday.' Local help will be hired wherever possible, it was stated. E. M. Papousek, Belmond, was awarded the wiring contract. Other contracts are to be sublet. Are Club Hostesses NORA SPRINGS--Mrs.. Clarence Boeck entertained the Fortnightly club Monday and Mrs. Charles Pierson waa hostess to the Five Hundred club Wednesday evening. THIS DOESN'T OFTEN HAPPEN! When twin sisters marry twin brothers it naturally follows that the wedding must be a double affair. The two couples, above,, are Doris. Wrenn Jlowllng, her husband, Otto, and Dorothy Wrenn Dowling, with her hu »arid, Arthur. We'll let you figure out which ia which. The ceremony took place at Hartington, Nebr., near wherc'the-couples will live on a, farm. Declamatory Recital Is , Given by 27 at Thornton THORNTON, March 14.--Twenty-seven pupils of Miss Theresa. Mqrs; dramatic coach, gave a declamatory recital Thursday night in the school auditorium. These pupils were from the third, fourtn, fifth and sixth grades of the school. Dorothy Brown and Mary Collins played a piano duet in the intermission between the dramatic and humorous readings. A party was held 'Saturday afternoon for these pupils. Returns From Texas NORA SPRINGS -- Mrs. Lizzie Steidi, who has been spending the winter with her sister at Pflugerville, Texas, returned to her home here. -- Cresco Student to Be on Gdspel'Team GRINNELL, March 14.--A gospel team that will make-short tours thruout the state this spring, is being organized by the students of Grinnell college who are preparing to enter the ministry. Huburt Pye of Athens, Greece, Arthur Tracy of Cresco and Floyd Dawsbn oi Grinnell, have been selected to make up the team at the beginning, of its preaching tour. Membership may be" changed from time to time later in the year. Many of these students earn a portion of their college expenses by preaching at various charges thruout the year. ;' ACCIDENT VICTIM DIES AT AUSTIN Injuries Received at Lyle Fatal to Mrs. Argyros, 80, Waterloo. AUSTIN, Minn., March 14. (7B-- Injuries received Sunday afternoon, when the automobile in which she was riding plunged over a roadside embankment near Lyle, Minn., proved fatal yesterday to Mrs. Georgia Argyros, 80, of Waterloo, Iowa. She died at St. OlaTs hospital here. Investigation of Death Thot Suicide Planned VINTON, March 14. JP-- County authorities planned to conduct an investigation into the death of John Lubbock, 17, son of, Myron* Lubbock of Shellsburg. Hia body :· was found, in the rear yard of the home Feb. 22 and it was at first considered a suicide. Emmet Students Thanked by Edison for Greeting ESTHERVTLLE, March -14.--The Emmet county superintendent at schools received an engraved card bearing the name of Thomas A. Edison,- famous inventor, in response to birthday greetings sent to him by pupils of this county. Similar messages have been sent to pupils in, this county in past years by Mr. Edison. Religious Conference Is Scheduled ' IOWA FALLS, March If--Ministers and other Christian workers from all parts of Hardin county will gather at Whitten Monday, March 23, to take part in a program devoted to religious education. The, call for the meeting was issued by Mrs. L. W. Johnson, president of the Hardin county council of religious education. Announcing the Opening of -N SECTION -IN-Memorial Park Cemetery "THE CEMETERY BEAUTIFUL" This is one of the most desirable sections in the cemetery . . . situated just adjacent to the Clear. Lake highway. It is all its name implies ; . . a beautiful lawn. Here Is the Greatest Opportunity Ever Offered by the Management . . . Beginning Sunday^ March 15th, and for a limited time only, four grave lots at a price of $115 Liberal Terms -- You may buy these lots on terms to suit your convenience, extending'over a two-year period, A substantial discount for' cash. Buy now and' save. Over Seven Hundred Lot Owners -- This fact proves the popularity of Memorial Park and the faith people have in the stability of this enterprise, which affords the best that can be had for; residents of Mason City and vicinity. Drive Out -- and visit this beautiful New Section . . . or phone 172 and our representative will take you out . . . without any obligation to you. tr Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum Company Room 435, M. B; A. Building_ _Phone 172 Mason City, Iowa

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