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Mason City, Iowa
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 5939 Mason City's Calendar Report Shows Steps Taken to Cut City's Fire Loss March 15 -- American Legion birthday stag party, 40 and 8 clubrooms, 7 p. m. March 15--Thomas Fortune Ryan III to address Junior Chamber, 6:30 o'clock dinner at Hotel Hanford. 3lareh 17--Clausen-Worden Le- · gion post and Auxiliary annual pot luck dinner at Y. M. C. A. at 6:30 p. m. March 21 to 25--Boys and Girls · Hobby show at Y. M. C. A. and ! Y. W. C. A. March 22--Junior class of Mason I City high school presents Noel , Coward's stagehit, "I'll Leave It · To You." March 23-25--Annual convention of the north central division of ' Iowa State Teachers association . in Mason City. March 24-April 3--School spring vacation. March 28-31--Globe-Gazette cooking school, high school auditorium. March 29-31--North Iowa building and home furnishings show, · high school gymnasium. Here in Mason City Listen WMT, 9:00 tonite (Tues.) A novelty entertainment program has been arranged for the Kiwanis club members and Ki- waniqueens at the St. Patrick's party to be held at the Hotel Han- iord on Thursday noon. Be sure, INSURE with Romey Realty Co., Phone 584. Salvation Army can use your cast off clothing, furniture etc Phone 758. Mrs. Mabel Blaise, former executive secretary of the Mason City Social Welfare league and now a resident of Decorah, has arrived in Mason City to spend a couple days before leaving for Des Moines, where she plans to join Miss Irene Taake, also a former Mason City- an on a trip to Seattle, Wash. For Quick Hauls, Safe Delivery, call City Delivery System, Ph. 356. Real Estate Loans -- Hugh H. Shepard, Foresters Bldg. Ph. 234. Evensong wjll be sung Wednesday evening at 7:30 p. m. at St. John's Episcopal church. The rector will speak on the theme, '-Peter ·--Forgiven and Forgiving." Mrs. Agnes L. Bennett and Mr. Pool will sing Faure's "The Crucifixion." The Holy Communion will be celebrated at 7:30 and 9:30 a. m. I have moved my auto repair shop from Kirk garage to shop in alley just west of the Hotel Han-, ford. ^Joe Johnson. f Roller'; Skating:, ·, armory -tonight (Tuesday), Balloon Derby skate. ' Arthur Pickford, Globe-Gazette form page editor, returned Tuesday from a week in Washington, D. C. He was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. William McArthur. Mr. McArthur is now head of a section of the WPA work with offices in the new agricultural building. See the Shag, Big Apple, Susie- Q performed on Wed., Thurs., Fri Sat. at Clear £ake Golf club by a former sheep wrestler, Bill Furrow, and Mary Gammel, teamed recently at Billy Rose's Casa Manana on Broadway and in Warner Brothers' movie shorts. They're big time! RECORD SENT TO INTER-CHAMBER WASTE CONTEST Fire Prevention Measures Important in City Achievement A reduction in Mason City's fire loss to the lowest per capita figure in its history, important steps in the enforcement o£ the new fire prevention code and the beginning of actual construction of important improvements to the water supply and fire fighting facilities of the city were the highlights of 1938 from a fire prev-en- p tion standpoint, according to the I inter-eh amber fire waste contest report of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. The report was mailed to the contest grading committee Tuesday by Lester Miliigan, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, following a meeting of the chamber's fire prevention committee headed by Attorney D. H. Fitzpatrick at the Eadmar Tuesday noon. "Mason City's fire loss had been steadily diminishing under the force of an efficient department, only to be interrupted in 1937 by some unfortunate fires which pushed it up to $180,898.26," Mr. Miliigan stated. "The previous VPnr 1 R.IK if llorl voTMlia*! +!,« l~... Opening of Tyler-Ryan Store Set for Thursday Capacity Double That of Former Store, New Furniture Is Stocked The Tyler-Ryan furniture company will hold a formal opening of its newly remodeled and redecorated store, 29 Second street southeast, Thursday. AH north lowans have been invited to attend this opening, which will reveal to the public for the first time the greatly enlarged store, covering more than 25,000 square feet of floor space, the addition of a floor covering department, new display floors and a unique Sleep Shop, which is unequaled in this section of Iowa and southern Minnesota. Starts Tenth Year FARMER IS KEYiOpen Local Lay Instructors TO PROGRAM QF RTed Cross First Aid Course U. S. RESOURCES Restoration of Wild Life Embodied in Conservation Work According to Dr. B. C. Higgins, local conservationist, the key figure m any program of wildlife restoration in the United States is the farmer. Under Supervision of Dr. W. A. Castles First session of the two week Red Cross lay instructor's first aid course was conducted Monday evening in the Y. M. C. A. under the supervision of Dr. W. A. Castles, midwestern area representative. "Palestine and the Jews" Discussed by Mitchell Unity Club MITCHELL--Mrs. Gus Stroberg was hostess to the members of the Unity club at her farm home south of town Friday program was on the Jews." afternoon. "Palestine The and OBRI EN SHEPHERD'S PAINTAWAIIPAPCr, "DIAMOND SPECIAL* OVER A HALF CAKAT A Bright, Clean Stone, One Nicely Mounted 9t/U LIYERGOOD BROS. Today's Biggest- Clothing Values Springr woolens now on display. Tailored to your individual measurements. Over 500 patterns to choose from. H EGG'S Glasgow Tailors New Location--26 2nd St. N. E. year, 1936, it had reached the lowest recorded point in the history of Mason City as a town of any size--$21,234.97. This last year, 1938, this trend was resumed and the loss was even yet lower §20,- 546.64. This is only about 80 cents per capita. Inspections Helped "While there is an element of luck or chance in fire fighting and control, Mason City feels that its steady move toward lower losses is based largely on inspections and enforcement of fire prevention regulations. However, 1938 was the first full year in which the new code was in effect and in which the department could "bear down" in its inspection and regulation program. "'In February, with two full time inspectors on the job, copies of the ordinance were placed in the hands of gasoline bulk storage plants, garages and other places where gasoline is stored with notice that the law would be enforced. By the end of the year all bulk plants were diked with either earth or concrete and all places using gasoline for cleaning parts were equipped with a properly insulated metal box for that purpose. · , . . · - . . . . "The report of the fire chief shows a total q£ 5,797 inspections and 1,561 re-inspections made with a tremendous amount of correction of faulty and hazardous conditions. "Mason City took long recommended steps toward important improvements in both the water supply and the fire fighting facilities of the city. Build Water Tank "Contracts were let and t u u struction was begun on a new wel and elevated supply tank in th south portion of the city at a to J ?° 3 ' of 5121,000. The well wil be 1,300 feet deep, 20 inch casin at the top and 13 ?4 at the bottom -the tank will have a capacity o one million gallons. This is Ma so . n , City's fifth - deep well an will draw its water from the sam source as the others--the Jorda sandstone. The elevation at thi new well is about 80 feet abov that at the main waterworks plan and at the opposite end of town At this same spot, where th water department purchased IV acres of ground, the city also be gan construction of Mason City first sub-station to cost S2I 00 without equipment or appara'tu. This will be followed by the ad dition of six men to the depart ment and the purchase of a 75 g a l l o n combination p u m p e Work was also begun on a ne\ bridge in the northeast portion o the city which will make acces much easier thereto. A ma which is attached shows the loca tion of the water plant, the fir station, the new well and sub station and this new bridge. Du to its rivers and streams, Maso City is badly cut up and thes improvements are important ones Has City Backing "The department has the hearty backing of the city administration, the Chamber of Commerce and the citizens generally, who are proud of its progress and the record of fire prevention which it has made. Its effective salvage operations have endeared it to many a housewife and have, of course, materially cut down the losses. The newspaper and radio startion have given excellent support and publicity. 'Tire prevention and clean-up campaigns were effectively staged their respective periods of the ear." With the Chamber of Commerce eport was sent the annual report f Dan Shire, Mason City fire hief, showing the work of his de- arlment in 1938. The chamber report included orms showing the co-operation of chools and clubs in fire preven- ,on activities and the work of the ire prevention committee. Passed Test 11 was pointed out, for instance, hat 73 Boy Scouts passed the fire ·revention badge test and that in lie observance of fire prevention veek, fire inspectors met with Joy Scouts and Girl Scouts, giv- ng instructions on home inspec- ions. At the meeting Tuesday noon, he fire prevention committee re- ·iewcd the work of the past several years and discussed objectives or the future such as improvements in the fire fighting equipment, proposed extension of the ire limits and the need of revis- ng the electric code. WILLIAM TYLER ish modern and the even more recent and novel Spanish modern. These attractive windows offer little more than a peep at the large varied stock of merchandise this company lias to offer. .Progress has : aid and Thirty-five persons have enrolled in the course which is be- · observing National Wildlife Week. : i n tiie upen i ni; .^ cs . s i,, n w hii-h ! county l ° 23 ' "' CC "° G u l ' d o i was preceded by" a "dinner. Dr. Held in conjunction with a! "Although great · [ c . a . stl * explained the need for first Ninth Anniversary sale, the Ty- ' ler-Ryan furniture store will start its tenth year in Mason City with #the largest and finest stock of household furnishings it has ever carried. With double the display window area, attractive set-ups have been arranged with the 1939 spring furniture, featuring Swed- and in a number of states the grange is taking the lend in this direction. are or.. the. National Wildlife federation, are working for an improved relationship with farm organizations. Sponsored by Local Chapter About 2,000 Homestead 3wners Have Forgotten Their '39 Applications About 2.000 homestead owners liave forgotten that they must sign an application each year in order to get the regular credits, according to W. H. Gleasan, city assessor. He suggests that these owners should make their applications now, before the office becomes crowded with the making of regular personal property assessments and the taking of the 1939 tax exemptions on homesteads. Tom Quinn Fined $25 on Intoxication Charge Tom Quinn, city, was fined §25 and costs by Police Judge Morris Laird Tuesday on a charge of intoxication. Quinn was arrested by police at Third street and Madison avenue _ southwest at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. Francis Edwin Graves, Ray. N. Dak., was fined S10 and costs on a similar charge. He was arrested in front of 19 East State street at 12:50 o'clock Tuesday morning. OIL TREATED Franklin Co. Nut WOLF BROS. COAL CO. PHONE 1148 VOTE HEAVIEST FOR 20 YEARS Largest Vote Cast in '24 With 3,837 Ballots;1,974 Cast Monday Records in the office of R. I. James, secretary of the schao board, showed Tuesday that the vote in Monday's election was the heaviest in the last 20 years with the exception of the 1924 vote when 3,837 ballots were cast Mond3j''s vote totaled 1,974. In 1924 Fred Duffield and D. W Grippen were elected to the board with A. E. McAuley and M. S. Steece as the other two candidates. Following are the total vote figures for each year beginning with 1920: YEAR VOTE yEAK VOTE 1920 1,720 1930 135 1921 1.430 1931 132 1922 1.534 1932 385 1923 1.813 1933 341 1924 3,837 1934 1.809 1925 I.8QO 1935 341 1926 776 1936 1.760 1927 1.079 1937 1.301 1928 ' 274 1938 317 1929 123 1939 1 974 School Vote by Wards Sleep Shop Unique T h e Tyler-Ryan Spring- A i r Sleep Shop, unique in itself, will be one of the outstanding features of the formal opening. Located on the second floor of the new area recently acquired by the store, the Sleep Shop was designed to offer the kind of sleeping equipment required by the average family. Displays have been arranged of several hundred pieces of sleeping equipment, including beds, mattresses, springs, studio couches, pillows, etc. The nationally advertised Spring-Air equipment is featured, with its two layer mattresses, easy to handle and with double the amount of comfort, attractively displayed in a wide range of prices. This is the same -cind of equipment that is used in more than 200,000 hotel and hospital beds. Souvenirs Given Souvenir gifts will be presented 0 each housewife visiting the Sleep Shop during the formal opening. Anniversary sale prices vill also be extended to various departments of the store. The entrance to the Sleep Shop from the new floor covering department, which will be managed by M. J. "Jim" Morgan, who las recently joined the iirm. Mr. Morgan has had many years experience in .floor coverings and will offer his services in the proper selection of carpets, rugs and linoleums, which the Tyler- Ryan company has recently stocked. Attractive Stairway An attractive stairway showing patterns of linoleum has been constructed to lead to the Sleep Shop from the floor covering department. This section, together with the redecoration of the former display room at the rear of the office, is the largest improvement made at the store. Throughout,' the store has been attractively decorated and finished in light colors, with Venetian blinds at the windows, making in all one of the most attractive furniture stores in the city. Used Furniture Also Beneath the Sleep Shop, the Tyler-Ryan company is also opening for the first time a separate department for the trade in and sale of used merchandise. Until now the company has dealt only in new merchandise, but with the acquiring of used pieces on trades, the store is now in a position to offer attractive pieces and used merchandise, as well as one of the most complete lines of new household merchandise in this area. Under the new departmentized system at the Tyler-Ryan store, the company will specialize in each of the various lines. Salesmen are authorities in their individual lines and will offer color schemes and placement of furniture to give the most pleasure to the housewife. Nationally Advertised Every piece . of merchandise handled by the Tyler-Ryan store is a nationally advertised product. This merchandise is stocked in one of the most complete lines in this area. Every item, from household appliances, radios, rugs, linoleums to the highest grade decorative furniture, is to be found here and every piece is checked in the preparation room before delivery to offer the greatest satisfaction to the purchaser. The store capacity has been increased more than 40 per cent and it i? fully stocked with new furniture for spring deliver?-. Dining 1 room suites, bedroom suites, fur! niturc for breakfast nooks and ,,,, "^ a ". 6 . 11: r L .!""£:.- "iis. aid und gave general first aid in- been made m bringing about the i structions. His first lesson cen- TMn«, t- 011 °L land -? wne ' '» i tered around the danger of wounds conseivation, there remains a lot and their treatment. He also ex- manVn^nt fS" 4-H dubf'"' P ' aL " ed *" C °"^ «"* Ior """*· very helpful. Sportsmen's ganizations, affiliated with ,,.,, The course is being sponsored* y the Cerro Gordo county Red oss chapter und Dr. CasUes is urnished by the national chapter n order that candidates for the ay instructors certificates may be rained under a physician experienced in teaching first aid and ndustrial surgery, T. L. Connor, ocal first aid instructor, explained. "Red Cross first aid service dates back to 1903 when the department of first aid was organ- zed," Mr. Connor said. "Classes were formed but with the rcorgan- zation of the Red Cross in 1905 activity was suspended for the Courtesy to Farmers "Prof. Aldo Leopold, of the University of Wisconsin, who began the study of wildlife management on the farm more than ten years ago, announced at the annual convention of the National Wildlife Federation in Detroit that he no longer believed that farmers were primarily interested in cash benefits from hunting on their lands. "Walter F. Kirk, Ohio Grange leader, said at the Detroit meeting that the farmer expected courtesy rather than profits from sportsmen. Applies Principles ''The farmer is applying the principles of conservation to the protection of his soil, his wood lot, ills water resources. Many forms of wildlife are highly valuable on the farm. Game is an incidental crop, a source of recreation anc food, more ar.d more valued by the farm family. 'The drastic measures taken by farmers to protect themselves, from hoodlum hunters continue in some sections of the country, especially close to big industrial centers. But farmers are learning that the best safeguard agains heedless trespass is the interest o organized sportsmen. "The outlook tor more wildlifi on the farm grows progressivelj better. The National Wildlif Federation is everywhere further ing this advance." Stamps Carry Message The majority activity of Wildlife Week is the distribution the Wildlife Week poster stamps 8(1 miniature portraits, in color of birds, fish, mammals, trees an wildflowers, painted by outstand ing artists under the sponsorship of the Junior Chamber of Com merce. Returns from the stamps are di vided between state and loca groups and the National Wildlif federation. J. D. Lowe of Algon is state chairman and Dr. W. I. Strunk of Decorah, fourth distric chairman. DR. W. A. CASTLES .ime being. During 1908 further efforts were made. A handbook on first aid was issued and the following year saw the plans for active instruction in first aid by Red Cross personnel in operation, the work at that time being chiefly confined to mining and industrial centers. Issue 1,500,000 "Since the inauguration of first aid instruction more than 1,500,000 first aid certificates have been issued by the Red Cross. The latest development is the establishment of highway emergency stations manned by personnel of \yayside stores and gasoline stations. The attendants are trained by Red Cross chapters in first aid so that they can give emergency treatment to accident victims before a doctor or ambulance arrives on the scene." According to Mr. Connor, the outstanding feature of Red Cross first aid programs is their educational nature, occupying a permanent and valued place in the economic, educational and recreational life of the chapter territory. Chapters form first aid committees, with representation from agencies and individuals vitally interested in the movement. MASON GITYANS BAND MEMBERS Five From This City to Make Tour i With College Group Dorothy Evans, Wayne Johnson, Don Klitsch, Richard McEvven and A. J. Weir of Mason City are members of the 77-piece Iowa State college concert band which will make its annual five dayspring tour March 19-23. The trip, entirely sett supporting, will include a scries of 13 concerts, the first at Carroll March 19. In sequence, concerts will be played at Carroll. Ida Grove, Jackson, Minn., LeMars, Odeobolt Pocnhontas, Sac City, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., Spencer. Spirit Lake, Storm Lake and Webster City. Most of these concerts are played in school auditoriums under the auspices of local high schools. The income from the concerts pays the traveling expenses of the Iowa State band. Band members are entertained and lodged in the private homes of community citizens. Special features of the concert tour, Prof. Alvin R. Edgar, director of the 77-piece band, announced, will be a trumpet trio, n saxaphone sextet, James Stiehl, baritone soloist, and Thomas Tuttle, cornet soloist. 3 PLAYGROUNDS WPA RECREATION PLANS FOR 1939 Director Tells KGLO Audience of Summer Proposal Hope was expressed on the North Iowa Forum over KGLO Monday evening by Paul Helzel, supervisor of Mason City's WPA retTentioii program, that three playgrounds would be openil;-.! ! again this summer. ! "Just where these playgrounds 1 will be located hns not been dcl'in- | itefy determined,"' said the spcalun- I "but if possible they will be lo- i cated in sections having the most jl j congested areas and also having the most juvenile delinquency." Heavy Summer Enrollment Last summer playgrounds were operated at the McKinley and Madison school grounds and at East park with a total particiuant attendance on those grounds from June 20 to Sept. 10 of 40,157. In looking ahead to the WPA recreational program for the summer. Mr. Hetzel asserted that the usual activities would be conducted with emphasis on team and group work. "Playground leagues will be organized in various sports," he continued, "and contests will be held in which the different grimo.i irrespective of age or sex can participate. A record of individual scores will be kept and the person having the highest score will be duly awarded at the end of the season. Optimistic Outlook "From all indications we arc looking forward to a very successful summer in the field of recreation." In reviewing the winter program ill operation at Madison and Lincoln schools and at the public library, Mr. Hetzel reported t h a t a total of 9,266 participants had been enrolled from Oct. 10 to Feb. 2. The winter program included marionettes, girls' clubs, home visits, handicrafts, fencing^ and special events. CALLED BY DEATH FENTON--Chris Geronsin, Russel and Helen, left Monday for Clinton, being called there by the death of Mrs. Gcronsin's father, Jens Willadsen. Tea Leaves" to Be Given on Thursday Evening at Algona ALGONA--"Tea Leaves," a one act comedy, will be given Thurs- dav evening at the high school building with members of the sophomore class taking part. The cast, under the direction of Miss Gilmore, is composed of Lois Holmes. Martha L. Pelisek, Dorothy Norman. Paul Feurstenan. Kenneth Brandow. kitchens, cedar chests, and f u r - nishings of all kinds are to be found in the newest designs on the market. It is a furniture store for north Iowa to talk about and visit. DEEP SHAFT SUNSHINE COAL Union Mined From CentervHIe Delivered Off Car Cash Prepared in the Most Modern Cleaning riant in (he State WAGNER COAL CO. Phone 986 BUYS PROPERTY JOICE--The buildings and lots occupied by Aamodt Motor Company, were purchased by H. Oscar Aamodt Monday from Milo C. Dahl of Lake Mills. Mr. Aamodt has operated the Aamodt station for the past ten and one-half years. SOCIETY RUDD--The AV1LL MEET Redeemer Lutheran church's Young Peoples society will meet Wednesday evening at the Herman Handt home. Electric Motor Repairing By Experienced Men NEW AND USED MOTORS BOUGHT AND SOLD ZACK BROS. ELECTRIC CO. 306 2nd S. W. Wione 877 Director Sale of Jackson Sale of Houses Ward 5^ o ro CD o o . · c/i n a. ^ 1 Decke r , · r~ D D. (O 3 (/) " -z. o Crt - Z o · Second 427 649 543 Fourth 355 TOTAL 28! 452 375 197 118 197 172 80 259 453 233 175 15 130 241 150 397 580 509 296 17 37 44 19 346 529 482 269 22 54 57 30 1,974 . 1,305 , 567 . 1,170 , 6^6 , 1,782 , 117 , ] ,626 ;" 163 N O R T H I O W A S L A R G E S T M A R K E T TENDER PORK MADE [Corn Country, Brookfiefd, Pound lowana Pound Cutlets .. 15c Butter .. 22c SUGAR CURED, SMOKED PICNICS Av^ge Pound 1JC HADDOCK FILLETS... Pound l SALMON ! STEAK ..... Pound i- 15C BARBECUE SPARE RIBS t R o e S ^nd 20c BEEF ROAST Pound FRESH, LEAN i SIDE P O R K . . Pound VeafelSs Hamburger Sausage Mutton Roast Beef Short Ribs SAVE 10% PENALTY East Side Bilis Were Due March 1st Bills Not Paid by Wednesday, March 15 are Subject to 10% Penalty on the Gross Amount Mason City Water Dept. S H O T WITH CONFIDENCE NATIONAL TEA CO. QUALITY MARKET Round Bone Lean, Tender Pork Steak, Ib. 15 Sugar Cured, Sliced, Cello Wrapped Bacon, Vz-lb. Pkg. 10 Spare Ribs From Iowa Corn Fed Young P o r k e r s . . Lb, PERCH FILLET HADDOCK FILLET or SABLE FISH, Ib. 15 HALIBUT STEAK or RED KING SALMON, Ib. . .. 19 C \ 2-lb. Box Fancy Cheese . 39c .Nice, Tender Sirloin Steak, ib. 18 Large, Juicy Frankfurters or Ring Ib. Bologna, Summer Sausage Big Value. .Lb. 18c GOOD MINCED HAM, I'll/ M Sliced or Chunk Lb. 1**2v -

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