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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 7 193G ELEVEN TRUCK COMPANY CUTS ACCIDENTS Accomplishes Reduction of 92.7 Per Cent in 10 Year Period. ST. LOUIS--What can be accomplished in the way of accident prevention with an organized, internal, continuous safety movement. has just been demonstrated by the Columbia Terminals company. St. Louis, which operates one of the largest truck fleets in the country. In 1926, the company had 818 accidents. Then, apparently, its officials decided something had to be done. In 1935, Columbia Terminals had only 60 accidents, a reduction of 92.7 per cent from the 1926 figure. There has been a decrease in total accidents every year since the safety movement was organized. Direct Safety Activity. A committee of employes, established in 1926, directs mUch of the safety activity. Its personnel is changed from year to year. It functions as a general staff in the war on accidents, investigating and analyzing all mishaps and attempting to devise corrective measures for the prevention of similar mishaps in the future. The members of the committee are drawn from all branches of the company's operation. Part of the program from 1926 to date has been' a bonus system for safe driving, Â§25 being paid to every driver making a year without an accident. In the 30 years, a total of $30,775 in bonuses has been distributed. The program also calls for physical examinations of all drivers. A daily report by the driver on the condition of the vehicles operated by him is required. Of course, this means daily repair and maintenance. Report Accidents. Strict accident reporting and investigation methods are followed, and it is a serious offense to violate any of the requirements in this respect. In addition to the bonus system, inter-departmental competition is fostered. Awards made at the close of 1935 went to one chauffeur who operated 10 years without an accident: 10 who operated nine years, 13, eight years; 15, seven years, 10, six years; 21, five years; 17, four years; 19, three years; 28, two years; and 98, one year. Secret Service Chief and Bride While his chief, President Roosevelt, fishes in Florida waters, Col. Edward Starling, chief of the white house secret service, honeymoons with his recent bride at Miami, where they arc shown. Sherman Will Arrive for Visit in Algona; Will Go to New York ALGONA -- Richard Sherman, young Algona author who recently completed a writing assignment for the Fox Film company in Hollywood. Cal., will arrive in Algona this week to visit his parents. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Sherman, friends have been informed. Young Sherman, former staff writer for Vanity Fair and a contributor to several national publications the last two years, was placed under contract by Hollywood executives after they read his story, "To Mary With Love," which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post last year. Tuc story will be filmed. The Algona author was given a six weeks contract at more than $2,000 weekly. After a short visit in Algona. Sherman will go to New York City to continue his writing, returning to Hollywood in a few months where he has been offered a new contract. WRIGHT TO FORM SAFETY COUNCIL Legion Post to Entertain Businessmen Wednesday Evening. Â· CLARION--A Wright county safety council will be organized here Wednesday night when the local American Legion post entertains Clarion business and professional men. Frank Miles of Des Moines. editor of the Iowa Legionaire, will be the principal speaker of the evening, explaining to the post's guests the ideals of the American Legion. Organization of the Wright county council will be in charge of a. representative of the Iowa State Safety council. John Hattery of Nevada, chief of the state highway patrol, will be a sprincipal speaker. Ralph McGrath of Clarion has been named director of safety council organization work in Wright county. The meeting will be followed by a lunch and a program of music and other entertainment. St. Ansgar Operator Is Speaker at Convention ST. ANSGAR--Mrs. Alfred As- sorsen; local telephone operator, left iMonday for Des Moines where she will attend the Iowa Independent Telephone association convention for'four days. Mrs. Assorsen appears on the program, giving a talk on the "Cashier Do's and Dont's." Mrs. Schmidt Is Elected Head of Mitchell Club MITCHELL--The Uunity Junior club enjoyed a leap year party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Klinger. The club held a business meeting when the officers for the coming year were elected: President. Mrs. Edward Schmidt; vice president. Miss Clarice Ritter; secretary and treasurer, Miss Karen Johnson. Rudd Man's Brother Lost Much in Eastern Floods RUDD--J. B. Ryner received word from his brother. A. C. Ryner, of Mifflintown, Penn., that they had lost practically everything in the flood. The furniture that did not float away is falling to pieces. Their residence is 100 mileis east oC Johnstown, All the outbuildings and two porches from the house were swept down the Juniata river. The house is beyond repair. It is a three story house and the water went to the third step of the attic stairs. When the water receded so that they could enter the house one of their gold fish was swimming arouud in a puddle of water in the middle of the living room floor. They put it into the fish bowl. E. L. Ryner is also a brother of A. C. Ryner. Nearly 26.000.000 gallons of milk were consumed by children at schools of England last year. Fractures Arm Cranking Car. OTRANTO--Floyd Nitscbke is nursing a broken arm since Friday the result of cranking a car. Mrs. Samuel Kuntz of Near Cresco Succumbs CRBSCO--Mrs. Samuel Kuntz, 68. southeast of Cresco, died at her | home Monday after a brief illness. Funeral and burial services -will be held at Ridgeway Thursday. Her husband and chiklren survive. Two Accidents Reported. IOWA FALLS--Paul I. Barker, Iowa Falls and Ted Smith. Hampton, collided at Washington and River, while John Freeze, Dows, drove his car into the rear end of a trailer on Main street. No one was injured, but the Freeze car and the trailer were damaged. Nearly 16,000,000 people in Great Britain earn less than $750 a year. SWEET CREAM BUTTER Berlin statistics estimate there are about 1,000,000 Germans in the world. The Richest Home is Poor Without Music Tba is the 'Answer to the Modern Need for a Small Piano---with Good Tone -- and Moderately Priced ^Available in five beautiful models Cleverly designed to fake much less $395 and $445 space than a Grand and yet to main- Convenient tain grand piano tone quality. . . , Terms Exclusive with us VANCE MUSIC CO "Complete Music Service Since 1900" Let Us Tell You and You Won't Have to Tell the Judge E T us accurately test your lights on the new Guide Headlamp Tester. The inspection is FREE and a report card from thie machine is given to you. Night driving can be ^.pleasure. End the danger and strain of driving with poor lights--drive in today! HEADLIGHT ANALYSIS 25 First Street Southwest : Next to Fire Station Phone 494 i A mighty display of 9 9 0 Here men is a mighty display of value giving--a store full of the finest Spring Suits are here for. your choosing--Woolens that are the pride of the country's leading mills--Styles and tailoring that bring out the characteristics of good clothing--in a wide range of popular prices! KINGSLEi'-- TIMELY CLOTHES G. G. G. NATIONALLY KNOWN BRANDS 13 SOUTH FEDERAL AVÂ£ Spring Offerings Prices Reduced On All Designs of When you buy Community . . . you are buying the finest of all silverware--and now, you may select your favorite pattern at worthwhile reductions. Come in and see the lovely designs, and let us explain the Community Club Plan--makes ownership easy! Build Up Your Community Set A Piece of a Time 29-piece Service for B with Hollow Handle Knives any design, with Chest ABOVE IN TUDOR PLATE, S13.50 The Marvelous ROYAL FLOOR CLEANER At the Regular Price. The Hostess Model HAND CLEANER and you may use cur Just think of it! Two latest model Royal Vacuum Cleaners . . . one a full size, very powerful floor model with newest type rotary brush, the other a light weight and super efficient hand cleaner for all those above the floor cleaning tasks. The two cleaners seM regularly for S5-1.00. During this sale you get them both for $39.95 and your old cleaner. Garden Time Will Soon Be Here BUY OUR LEONARD TESTED BULK AND SAVE HALF We have sold Leonard Bulk Garden seeds to the gardeners of this community for Over 25 years, and we make new friends will! this dependable line every year. Don't gamble with inferior seeds--be safe with Leonard's! Saves Sostp - Saves WÂ«trk The NALCO Portable Water Softener now brings the luxury of abundant soft water to every home. Provides softest water for laundry, dishes, the bath or shampooing. Requires no chemicals. Simple as a tea kettle. Portable--use it anywhere. Gives years of service. 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