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Mason City's Calendar April 9--Annual meeting of the Mason City Production Credit association at P. G. and E. auditorium at 10 a. m. April 9, 10, 11--Mason City auto show sponsored by nine dealers. April 12--Easter Sunday. April 13--College Y three act original musical comedy, high school auditorium at 8:15 o'clock. Apriu 14-16--Mason City building and home furnishing show at high school gymnasium. Here In Mason City MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 7 · 1936 NINETEEN POSTOFFICE SHOWS GAINS FOR TWENTIETH MONTH Father, think of jour child! See page 37, Colliers. R. I. Colvui, assistant general freight agent of the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific railway company, with headquarters at Des Moines, was a visitor in Mason City Monday. Members North Shore Country Club. Don't forget Tuesday night dance. Hire. Hanna Tenney, 42 Tircnty- sixth street southwest, returned with Mrs. John Spallo to her home at Des Moines, where Mrs. Tenney will visit for one week. For Wallpaper and Paint Cleaner, Furn. Polish, see Boomboiver's. Birth certificates have been filed for Katherine Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preben John Thoger- son, 404 Jefferson avenue northwest, born March 30; Joanelle Julianne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Melvin Johnson, 10 Willow drive, born March 24; Loren Theodore, son. of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Theodore Pattschull, 32 Twenty- fifth street southwest, born March 29, and Gerry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Sahr, 1326 Pennsylvania avenue northeast. No civic rehearsal lues., Thurs. 7:30. Edson of Storm Lake in G. 0. P. Race for Lieutenant Governor · STORM LAKE, UP)--W. O. Edson of Storm Lake, former speaker of the Iowa house of representatives, Tuesday announced his candidacy for the republican noi-iination for lieutenant governor. Edson has been practicing Jaw here since 1902 and also operates the family's old home farm at Sehaller. .in Sac county. He is a graduate of Iowa State college and the University of Iowa law .school. He has been a trustee of Buena Vista college for more than 30 yaers and has .been president of the board for the past 18 years. Edson spent four tei-ms in the legislature and was speaker of the house in tie fcn'ty-;:rst sessio.i. He was chairman of tie highway committee of the houi at fortisth and .fortieth extra sessions. · Local sources said he is the first western Iowa candidate for any re. publican Mate nomination to enter the present campaign. MARCH RECEIPTS TOTALED $15,204, SCHANKE STATES For 20 Consecutive Months Postal Income Has Shown Increase. For the twentieth coasecuth month receipts of the Mason Ci postoffice showed an increase ove the corresponding month of a yea ago, Postmaster A. il. Schanke an nounced Tuesday. Receipts for March. 1936, wer 515,204.34, compared with ?14,800.4 for March, 1935. Receipts for nine months of th fiscal year ending June 30, 193 were 5138,436.86 compared witt SI 32,665.66 for the correspondin period the previous year. Group Completes Foremen's Training Course Jaeger Named Mayor of Dubuque and Evans Reappointed Manage DUBUQUE, (.T)--Frank M. Jae ger, hardware merchant, was elect ed mayor of Dubuque and Roger M Evans was reappointed city mana ger for another year at the organ ization meeting of the city counci Monday night. Evans has served as city manage since July, 1930. Jaeger succeed, M. R. Kane, mayor for the pas three years but who has two more years to serve as a councilman. John W. Giellis and William L *yan were reappointed police am ire chiefs, respectively, while M. H vzizek was reappointed city solici '.or, a post-he has held since 1920. Iowa City Will Build Extension to Runway So Planes Will Stop IOWA CITY, (/PI--For the firs time since Fred A. Tucker erecte Ins 24 foot pole causing planes 1 suspend sei-vice through Iowa Cit two weeks ago, the resumption o airmail and passenger service ap peared imminent. A telegram from D. B. Colye vice president and general manager of operations of United air lines, t D. W. Crom, secretary of the cham ber of commerce here, stated tha the air line would arrange stop here a.gain if the city would pro vide an extension to the presen runway. The city must also surfac the extension and provide boundar lines for the new area. Mayor Thomas E. Mai-tin sat that the air lines company's reques would be granted. Work on the ex tension will begin this week an probably will be completed within 10 days. Deaf Man Hears Minister First Time in Years After using OURINE the preparation of an European specialist only a short while, Joseph Meredith of Ontario, Canada, reports thai "all the head noises have gone am I can hear people talking. I hearc the minister read tho Scripture for the first time in two years." If you are hard of hearing, bothered by head noises, earache, ringing and buzzing in ears, sick with the dread of approaching d e a f n e s s , get QURINE today. Easy to use. Relief is quick. Costs only a few cents a day. Money back if not satisfied. Sold at your FORD fJOPKINS DRUG STORE Repairing Electric Motor By Experienced Men New Mofors Bought and Sold * ! ELECTKIU CO. 306 Second S. W. Phone U77 MASON CITYANS KNEW HAMMILL Traffic Commissioner With Him at Hearing in Minneapolis. B. J. Drummond, traffic commis sioner of the Chamber of Commerce, was probably the last Mason Cityan to see ex-Gov. John Hammill alive. The Mason City traffic expert bad worked with.' Mr. Hammill and other North Towans throughout the day Monday, opposing the dismemberment of the M. and St. L. railroad at an Interstate Commerce commission hearing in Minneapolis. He saw the ex-governor only a few minutes before the latter went to his room, where he was dead shortly afterwards apoplexy. The former governor had many friends in Mason City. Some of these expressed themselves as follows on learning of his death: B. C. Way--"John Hammill was a self-made man in every sense of the word. I have known him since he was fourteen years of age. His early and college education was brought about through his own efforts. His eighteen years in public iife in his own state has seldom been equalled. His slogan in public life was 'Pay as you go.' The same strict adherence to economy followed through his private life. The state has lost a good citizen; his community a lovable character." 3. C. Robinson, candidate for the republican nomination for state senator--"Mr. Hammill was a gooc public officer and his record shows he was an able governor. It is too bad, he couldn't live to attend the found from Those who attended the foremen's training school at the Y. M. C. A. were, left to right, front row Prof. E. S. Baird, E. A. Fockens, G. G. Gooder, M. O. Dalvey, D. L. Cross, R. T. Humlston, Charles Porter, B. J. Logan, Foster Elliott, C. W. Black, E. E. Sears. Second row--E. D. DykemiU), M. F. Nyvall, B. R. Woltc, H. F. Erickson, C. J. Balseth, S. H. Sanborn, Leo Whalen, C. Newburg, L. J. Amling, C. D. Hixson. Third row--E. J. Thompson, E. D. Wcscott, 3. Doktar, Ed gippel, S. C. Ratllff, L. E. Epple, F. E. Wade, N. I. McCarthy, N. C. Stilwcll. Top row--H. E. Cook, Vern Winter, W. G. Thompson, D. Uir- son, T o. Kittleson, J. F. Kumrael, C. Peck, P. C. Troeger, C. A. Holman, Clifford Christensen. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) -- ' · " i --- | yp STATES CROSS IS TRUE FAITH TEST Kratz Maintains Too Many Regard Faith as Means to Escape Crosses. "The Cross is the true test o: faith," said D. L. Kratz. pastor o; the Church of Christ, at the Passion week services held Monday evening at that church. "In the death of His son, God signed the covenant of peace between himself and sinful men. Each man also must enter into that covenant. The 'irst essential is faith in God and Us plan of redemption. All Chris ion belief must be measured bj the Cross of Christ. "Too many look at faith as a fay to escape the crosses of life. The enemies of Jesus told him if he ame down from the cross, they vould believe. But the faith that esus lived was not demonstrated n his ability to-avoid the troubles f life, but in the divine power of God's love that worked in him and ransformed the crosses into in- truments for the blessing of man and his own glory. "True Christian faith leads us to rust God with the real values of fe and to heroically take up the ross in following Jesus. So faith- ul Christians are cross bearers, eady to take the burden of'love nd its costs trusting that such acrifice assures God's victory." Another sermon in this series of The Cross in Christian Experi- nce" was to be delivered Tuesday :ght on. "The Place of the Cross Repentance." Wednesday eve- ng a baptismal service will be eld. No offering i s taken at these 'rvices and they are open to the eneral public. national convention as a at large." delegate Ray Clough--"John Hammill was one of the best governors Iowa ever had. It is unfortunate we have to lose his influence in the party at this time. He was a sane, sensible and forward looking man." Willis G. C. Bagley, president of the Chamber of Commerce--"He was an outstanding man in the re. publican party of this state and his death is a serious loss." W. A. Wcstfall, chairman, Cerro iordo county republican commitee -"The death of Mr. Hammill neans the loss of a great personal 'fiend and an efficient public servant. His untimely death cut short an opportunity for further service ':o his party and the public." W. P. Butler--"In the death of rohn Hammill the state of Iowa ias lost a faithful and sincere pubic servant. Some men may not iave agreed with Mr. Hammill's political views, but no one ever ightfully questioned his personal r political integrity." AT THE HOSPITALS Ed Erdahl, Buffalo Center, was dmitted to the Mercy Jonday for treatment. hospital lelatives of Local Persons Are Reported Safe in Storm Area Sisters of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tay lor, 738 Fourth street southwest escaped injury when the tomadi swept through Georgia early thL week, according to word receivec here Tuesday. Both Mrs. Tom Wai lace, sister of Mr. Taylor and Con nie Brooks, sister of Mrs. Taylor reside at Gainesville, Ga. According to the message receiv. ed here the tornado cut a swa-tj- through the town about a half mile wide and two and one-half miles in length. This is practically the width of the entire town, according to Mr. Taylor, who formerly resided at Rome. Ga. Approximately 8,000 inhabitants reside at Gainesville which is located in the northeas! part of Georgia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. The leading hotel, the courthouse, jail and business buildings were demolished by the tornado. The last tornado of destructive nature to visit the town was in 1903 when 107 persons were killed. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor recently moved to Mason City from the south and he is manager of a Texaco Oil station here. Foremen Will Receive Theif Certificates Dinner and Program to Be Thursday Night. Certificates will be awarded at a dinner Thursday night, to those who have attended sufficient number of meetings of the foreman's training school held weekly at the Y. M. C. A. A lis tof those entitled to receive certificates has been compiled. Some inaccuracies have been found and if any are included in this tabulation, they should be reported to the Y. M. C. A., Secretary C. E. Gilman stated. Those scheduled to receive certificates and the number of meetings they have attendd ar L. J. Arnling 10. "C. J. Belseth 11, C. W. Black 10, Clifford Christcnson 10, Harold E. Cook 10, Dennis L. ross 9, Milton 0. Dalvey 11, L. J. Doctor 10, E. D. Dykeman 11, Henrick G. Erickson 7, L. E. Epple 8, E. A. Fockens 11, Orville Gilson 10, Galen G. Gooder 9. Fred 0. Hampton 10. Gallic D. Hixson 9, C. A. Holman 11. Richard T. Humistou 8, T. 0. Kittleson 9, Oscar Larson 8, B. J. Logan 9, Neal McCarthy 9, Clyde Newburg 10, Maurice Nyvall 10, Orin J. Peterson 8, Charles Porter 11, C. S. Peck 8, S. C. R-ldcliff 7, J. F. Rummel 10, Sidney H. Sanborn 11, Edward Sippel 10, Norman C. Stihvell 11, Walter G. Thompson 7, Edward Thompson 9, Bmil C. Tobsing li Paul C. Troeger 11, F. E. Wade i ustave G. Weida 9, Earl c. West cott 8. Vern Winter 10, Roy R Wolfe 11. Prof. E. S. Baird, from Iowa Stat college. Ames, -will be accompanie iere by one or two other men from the college who will give the pro gram. Mrs. C. E. Mulholland, Kanawha, ·as admitted to the Park hospital londay for treatment. Jess Pearson, 510 President ave- ue southwest, was dismissed from he Mercy hospital Monday follow- .ng treatment. A!ec Anderson, Britt, was dis- issed from the Mercy hospital tonday following a major opera- Rake, was dis- Mercy hospital a major opera- Mrs. Elias Kclroy, Clear Lake, as admitted to the Mercy hospital ucsday for a minor operation. ion. Oliver Johnson, isscd from tbe londay following on. Holy Week Services Held by Methodists "A Clash of Outward Forces" was the theme of the sermon at the First Methodist church Monday- evening. Dr. C. E. Flynn spoke of the difference in the ideals that Jesus brought into the world as compared to those held by the people of that day and of the natural conflict that came as a result of it. He also spoke of the difference I that there would be if Jesus should come today and. drew in imagination, the reception that he would receive from the people in our own country. In connection with the service Dorothy Seals and Esther Storer sang "Are Ye Able? Said the Master." These services will continue each night throughout the week, except Saturday and will begin at 7:30 o'clock. The other themes will be: Tuesday, "The Passion of the Master;" Wednesday. ".Tudas, a Tragedy in Disciplcship;" Thursday, "A Clash of Inward Forces," and Friday. "A Picture or Love." TAXPAYERS WILL DISCUSS POLICY Start For Objective Will B Made at Gathering in Des Moines. DES MOINES, (UP)--New poll cies will be presented for approval to a meeting of the Iowa Taxpay ers' association, here next Saturday Joe L. Long, executive secretary of the association, said that prelim inary efforts of the group have beei solely to emphasize importance anc need of local taxpayers' organiza tions. While these activities will con tinue, a s:£art will be made toward realizing the definite objective o the association's program, Long said. It is not the intention of the association to advocate new tax revenue measures, either supplementa to existing statutes or as substitutes, Long said. However, "remedial" legislation, curbing public expenditures through revision of the state budget control laws, will be proposed, he explained. Previously, the association proposed an "adequate" method of appeal from local budgeting decisions and tax levies. It is contended that budget control acts have been so drastically amended in recent years as to seriously affect operation of the acts. [mmanuel Lutherans Announce Services Holy Week services at the Im- nianuel Lutheran church will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30. Holy Communion vill be celebrated Thursday evening. The pastor's meditation will be based on Rev. 3:20 and the choir vill sing Christiansen's "0 Sacred Head Now Wounded." On Good Friday this church will unite with four other Lutheran :hurches in a union service at the !t. James Lutheran church, begin- ling at 12 o'clock, noon, and con- inuing until 3:30 o'clock. On Easter Sunday the services rill be at the usual hours, 10:30 a. in. and 7:30 p. m. Special musical numbers and the Sunday schoo! participating in the morning service. At the evening service the Redeeming j choir will sing the cantata. "Bright (Easter Morn." by Hcyser. SCARLET FEVER GASES REDUCED Health Report Shows Only Five in Hospital; One m Quarantine. Only five cases of scarlet fever are reported at the Isolation hospital at the present time, according to Dr. C. M. Franchere, city health director, and only one case in quarantine outside. This is the least number of cases reported in the city since Jan. 1. The epidemic of mumps is also a tiling of the past, according to Dr. Franchere, there having been a decided drop in cases reported during March, according to the March health report. Make Farm Inspections, "The abatement of bad weather has allowed us to get into the country and start farm inspections," said Dr. Franchere, "and eight were made during the month. We shall try to finish inspections on barber shops tJiis month. These already inspected have been in fine condition." Forty-five births were reported for the month, of March and 30 deaths. 452 Milk Analyses. At the city health laboratory 452 milk analyses were made during the month, 10 tests of ice cream, 19 water analyses, six tests of diphtheria, 14 for Vincent's Angina, 14 G. C. smears, two tests of human milk, 74 blood counts, and 64 urinalyses. according to the report of .Mabel E. Sucher, bacteriologist. Dairy inspections for. the month include 117 samples of milk and cream collected for bacterial counts; 117 samples .of milk collected for Mythelene Blue tests, and 117 sediment tests made on milk received at the pasteurizing plants. Five samples of ice cream were collected for testing; 31 dairy plants were inspected, and eight daily farms were inspected, and 14 samples of water were collected for testing. Inspections Made. Sanitary .inspections for the month included 11 restaurants, nine beer parlors, 10 meat markets. 12 grocery stores, one bakery, 12 barber shops. During the month 22 complaints -were received and cared for, 18 of which were in regards to garbage. Forty-three cases of communicable diseases were reported during the month, according to Howard Delahoyde, sanitary inspector. Of these five were chickenpox, 18 mumps and three whooping cough. Sixteen cases of scarlet fever were quarantined; 15 taken to the Isolation hospital and 26 cases were released from quarantine. HAMMILL SET TO ENTER RACE AT TIME OF DEATH Statement Announcing His Candidacy for Senate Prepared. BR.ITT--In the personal letter file of John Hammill is a note bearing the signature of W. S. Kenyon and a 1932 dateline. It was one of the former governor's most treasured possessions. In it Mr. Hammill, then a state senator, Kenyon was authorized by Mr. "to release my friends whenever vou feel that my cause is lost.' 1 The letter was written by the Order to Stop Price Favoritism Appealed by Goodyear Company CINCINNATI. LPj--The Goodyear Tire and Rubber company, asked the U. S. circuit court of appeals Tuesday to reviexv an order of the federal trade commission directing the company to desist in a practice of granting special price considerations to Sears Roebuck company. .The commission, March 3, ordered Goodyear to halt the practice of granting rebates and discounts not allowed to other customers to Sears Roebuck on tires and tubes. The order came more than two ea.rs after Trial Examiner John W. Bennett opened hearings in the case at Akron on Jan. 15, 1934. Tho tearing!) continued a.t intervals for approximately two years before the :ommission made its decision. Fort Dodge man near the conclusion of one of Iowa's most spirited political battles, after the legislature had remained deadlocked for long days and nights over the selection of a successor to IT. g. Senator J. P. Dolliver. Outlook Was Gloomy. "The prospect looked might dark." Mr. Hammill recalled in recent conversation with a rcporte "George E. Roberts of New York, former Fort Dodge neighbor of Sen ator Kenyon, and I worked ou hardest to keep the Keuyon sup porters in line. On the night hefor the break came for him, it looke as if the task couldn't be accom plished. It was at this juncture tha I received the note from Judge Ken yon. I always cherished his frienc ship." Despite reports that Mr. Hammi had decided not to be a candidat for United States senator, fello\ townsmen declared Tuesday that h not only planned to enter the rac hut that his statement of announce rncnt had been prepared. Had Latest Information'. "I talked to him about this Sat urday morning," said Frank W. Sen neff, a local lawyer, "and he told m he would make his announcemen some time this week. From thos who were with him at Minneapolis I learn that he was of the sam mind in his last conversations be fore the fatal stroke seized him." According to his friends here, h felt rather confident of nominatio but he expected a more difficul task in the election campaign. The principal objects of pride t Mr. Hammill as he looked back ove his political career were the low primary highway system, pave without so much as a suggestion o fraud during his last four years a the capitol, and the almost uniforn satisfaction given by his appointee to bench, board and commission. Neither Penalty Nor Reward. "It was a principle with me," h recently pointed out, "that my ap pointive power would not be usei primarily to punish my enemies o; reward my friends. The first con sideration with, me always was: Is he qualified for the job?" In considering a re-entry into the political arena, Mr. Hammill felt rather confident that he could win the republican nomination for senator. But, sensing a Roosevelt popularity in rural Iowa, he was not sure at all that he could win the election in November. He reasoned that his chances against Senator Louis Murphy two years from now unhandicapped by a national election, might be be'tler. Could Have Been Drafted Having experienced the honor which attaches to being governor, this field did not attract him except M an opportunity to perform further service. Those who have discussed the matter with him are convinced, however, that he could have been drafted as a republican candidate. Mr. Hammill's first sally l n the political arena was in 1902 when as a young lawyer, fresh out of the Iowa college of law, he was elected county attorney. He distinguished himself by a strict enforcement of laws. In fact, he was repeatedly warned that he was "killing himself politically." Later he claimed as much as ,80 per cent of the Hancock republican votes. Six years later, at the age of 32. he was in conference at Mason City with a Hancock county delegation, contending that Hancock should be given a turn on the senatorship. It wa s an abstract proposition when he left Britt but on his way over, others in the delegation, which included J. E. Wichman, later a senator himself, notified the young Hammill that he was Hancock county's choice for the sonatorship. Thus a,n abstract idea was made concrete for him. "I'll never forget that conference." Mr. Hammill recalled recent- Passion Week Services Held Each Evening at Grace Evangelica Passion week services are bein conducted each evening- this week a the Grace Evangelical church 7:30 o'clock. On Easter Sunday morning tl Grace Evangelical Sunday schoi will begin at 9:45 o'clock as usua A short class session will be he after -which the whole school wi adjourn to Uie main auditoriui where an Easter program will 1 given. Mrs. William Carson ha pla.nned the program. At the hour for the service o worship at the Grace Evangelica church an opportunity will be give to have children consecrated by th rite of Holy Baptism. Also, men bers will be received in church fc lowship by confession of faith or b letter. The pastor has asked thos who are interested in either or boU of these events to get in touch wit him if possible before Uie service o Sunday. There will be an Easter offerin both In the Sunday school sessio and the church service as well. Wallace's Findings on Price Fixing Hit by MorrelFs Head OTTUMWA, (.B--Secretary Wai- ace's findings that John Morrell and ompariy is guilty of price fixing 'ere not only denied by T. Henry ester, Morrell president, here Tues- ay, but the packing executive de- ared that "no more striking ex- mplc of the danger of concentrat- g excessive power in the hands cf ne official could be had than is cx- nplified ir, this attack on an ir.- ustry, by which the secretary of jriculture not only acts as com- ainant but assumes in addition all e prerogatives of the judiciary." ly. "It was my real introduction to C. H. McNider. Frank Hanlon and several other Mason Cityans with whom later I became very well acquainted. Many times since one of my best Mason City friends--formerly a Britt resident--and I have laughed about one of his observations at this meeting: '"Young man, you're too immature to appreciate the magnitude of the responsibility of this office,' he intoned in fullest solemnity." Wanted "Liberalized" Fatly. For several years since his retire- PLUMBERS PLAN BATH EXHIBIT Builders Supply Goods anc Cement Display Also Being Prepared. The Master Plumbers associatio; wil have on display a complet bathroom with all of the latest type' of fixtures at the annual buildinj and home furnishing show at th high school gymnasium April 14 tc 16. This display will show visitors no only how they can equip bathroom beautifully in new houses, but als how they can carry out a modern ization program in their presen homes. The Mason City Builders Supply company will have a general line o building- material exhibited. Thi will include face brick, water proof ing, heatilators, insulators, shingle and other building supplies. The Northwestern States Port land Cement company will have f chemist in its booth displayiin samples of the materials that ente into the making of cement, includ ing clay, rock, gypsum, groun clinkers and other matter. Ques tions on how cement is made wi be answered. WOMAN'S PAGE PHILPOT-CKAIX CHAPIN--Holland Philpot c Chapin and Miss Theda Marie Crai: of Zearing were married at tb. home of the bride's parents. They were attended by Howard Philpot brother of the bridegroom and Mis Carlotta Collins of this place. Onlj the immediate members of the cou pie were present. The bridegroom oldest son. of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Philpot, is a graduate of the Chapin ligh school and of Cornell college r. and Mrs. Philpot left Chapin Tuesday for Washington, D. C. vhere he has accepted a position. ment from the Mr. governorship, Hammill has stressed the necessity of "liberalizing" the republican arty. While he disagreed with nuch of the philosophy underlying the new deal farm program, lie We credit to the party for an ag- ressive endeavor to do something about the agricultural problem. In his home community, John ·Tammill has from the start of his Britt residence assumed an active role in commercial club and school affairs. For the past several months, he has been aggressive in attempting to prevent a dismemberment of the M. St. L. railroad ystem, -which probably would leave Britt without railroad facilities north, and south. Always a Britt Booster. Only last Wednesday he appeared, vith Burt Thompson of Forest "3ty. before the state executive omniittee and the railway com- uission, arguing with vigorous orce that the state of Iowa "has real and an important stake in this M. St. L. dismemberment roposal." The combined argu- lents were so telling that there vas immediate assurance of the tate's determination to protect its take in the hearings now under vay. Townsmen were totally unpre- ared for his death. "I thought he was in perfect calth." R. R. Roberts observed tonday night. "He's always been trong as an ox and free from sick- ess.'' PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD SEEKS TO PROTECT BOOKS Theft and Mutilation Cases to Be Punished When Discovered. Mrs. C. H. McNider was elected president of the board of trustees 01 the Mason City public library at the annual meeting held in the library Monday evening. Mrs. Carl Parker was elected vice president, iind D. H. Fitzpatrick was re-elected secretary. All the members of the board were present at the meeting. The board is made up of the three elected to office and Earl Smith and H. D, Page, the latter making his initial appearance, having been appointed Monday morning by the city council. The monthly and annual reports by Miss Lydia M. Barrette, librarian, were read. In view of the inventory shorts over a period of several years and of cases of mutilating- books during the past year, the. board decided on a policy of prosecuting offenders, when discovered, through the juvenile court, if they are young people and through regular court action if they are adults. Should Have More Interest. It was the sense of the board that parents should have a more alert interest in books brought into the homes and that the careless trading of library books and the heedless way in which books are sometimes treated should be checked in the homes, and that care of public property should be taught. The competitive spirit aroused by hobby shows, and the school notebooks, when the pressure of time drives children to taking pages for short cuts, which have been the cause of considerable mutilation of library books are a matter on which there should be more adult education, it was pointed out. A high school teacher, one of whose students was discovered to have clipped pictures from, books tWs year, has now made it a rule that nothing shall be put into her notebooks unless the source of the clipping, magazine or book, is first shown her in the original form from, which it is to be taken. Adapts New Folicy. If other teachers adopt this policy and parents will check up their book shelves at spring housecleaning. much grief can perhaps be avoided for individual students, the board members elated. Fortunately for the users of public libraries most people are honesc and have a proper regard fo r the rights of others, it was stated. The system of free access to the shelves and free use of the books breaks down unless there is a pride in tho common ownership of the 62,000 book treasures in the Mason City public library. For slapping a pupil so hard on -he ear that the drum was broken, Michael McKeown, a teacher in tho "chool in Ballina. Irish Free State, ins been ordered to pav the bov 805 damages. DON'T EMBARRASS YOUR GUESTS Savo yourself embarrassment, too. Always serve Miller High Life. It is never "green"--never flat nor bitter. It's brewed and aired in the same slow, gentle way as always. On Tap. In Bottles. BEER CITY BEVERAGE CO. Distributor S. 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