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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 16 Â· 1934 HUNDREDS GO TO KOSSUTHFEST Student Musicians From 1( Towns in County Meet at Algona. ALGONA, April 16.--Several hundred attended the third annual music festival at the high school Saturday evening. The 10 towns represented were Ledyard, Wesley, Luverne, Swea City, Burt, Algona, Grant township, Titonka, Lone Rock and Lakota. There were 100 student entries in the orchestra, ZOO in the band, 275 in the girls' glee club, 100 in the boys' glee club and 150 to the Junior high chorus and several hundred entered in the mixed charus. CharlesCityNews Suit Against Waller Is Called First for Floyd County Court CHARLES CITY, April 16.-Judge J. J. Clark opened court here this morning and the first case to be called for trial was that of Charles Nixt and John E. Nelson against Ralph Waller. They are asking for damages as a result of an automobile accident on the Clarks- vttle road Oct. 6, 1932 when a car driven by Mr. Waller struck a gravel truck belonging to Mr. Nixt and driven by John Nelson. Mr. Nixt is asking for $585.97 for damages to his truck and Mr. Waller is asking a counter claim of $11,735 for injuries, hospital and medical fees and wreckage of his car. John Nelson, the operator, is asking $1,817.50 for injuries and loss of time. Mr. Waller was in the hospital for six weeks following the accident. Fred Heoft who was riding with him suffered a broken collarbone. Mrs. Dorothy Olds through her attorneys, Senneff and Bennett of Mason City, is asking the removal of Russell B. Olds as guardian of their three children. Mr. and Mrs. Olds were divorced in January. Other cases set for this term are Francis vs. Clay; Clouse vs. Ellis and Stromberg vs. Burnham Manufacturing company. Rites for Murray and Wiltse Are Conducted; Former Resident Dies CHARLES CITY, April 16.--Funeral services were held at 9:30 ^o'clock this morning at the Grossman funeral home for John Murray, 74, with Father Convery officiating and burial was made in Calvary cemetery. Services were not held in the Catholic church on account of the forty hour devotion. Mr. Murray died at the home of Mrs. Jennie Butler where he was cared for during an illness lasting several months. Mr. Murray retired from farming a year ago. He is survived by two brothers, Michael of this city and Martin who lives in Illinois. Funeral services for Franklin Wiltse, 79, were to be held at his home six miles southeast of Charles City with the Rev. Wilbur Kemp of Nashua officiating. Burial is to be made in Riverside cemetery in Charles City. Mr. Wiltse who had been ill for several months resided in' Floyd county 54 years. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Harry and OrvUle Wiltse, both of this city. Mrs- Emma Ireland, a pioneer resident of Charles City, died last F.ri- day in Long Beach, Cal., where she made her home for the last few years. Mrs. Angle Beatty who lived Â·with Mra. Ireland will accompany the body to Charles City this' week. Mrs. Ireland had a stroke a few weeks ago. When she was in Charles City -she made her home at 1103 E. Clark street. She was prominent in the First Methodist church and Cultus club. Men's Choral Group Is Heard at Charles City CHARLES CITY, April 16--The Men's Brotherhood of the First M. E. church had charge of the program Sunday evening. Following the announcements by the Rev. R. H. Collis and prayer by W. J." Julian. the men's choral group sang. Short addresses were made by Jens Grothe, Ralph Zastrow and Carl Magdsick. The male quartet sang three selections. Alton Sanders, president of the Brotherhood presided. District Supt. J. A.. Young spoke at the morning service. There will be a special meeting Tuesday evening in the Baptist church when Miss Kappen, returned missionary, will speak on the aims and objects of the denomination. This will take the place of the regular mid-week service. Bishop Longley officiated at communion and confirmation Sunday morning in the Episcopal church. Nine Tractors Shipped by Factory to Sweden CHARLES CITY, April 16.--Nine low speed 18-28 Hart-Parr tractors left Charles City Saturday for Stockholm, Sweden. Included in the shipment were two standard 18-28 tractors and one standard 28-44 tractor billed for Lisbon, Portugal. Dunn Seeks Nomination in Representative Race CHARLES CITY, April 16 Franklin Dunn has announced his candidacy for the office of state representative of Floyd county on the democratic ticket. Mrs, Bessie Regel had announced her candidacy about two weeks ago. Roy Sours is a candidate for re-election on the republican ticket CHARLES CITY BRIEFS CHARLES CITY, April 16.--The American Legion auxiliary will cele- jrate its brithday anniversary program Wednesday evening with a supper and program in the Legion hall. John G. Legel is in the Cedar Valey hospital for treatment Mrs. L. A. Hill was granted naturalization papers by Judge J. Clark Saturday. Mrs. Hill came here from Liverpool, England in .926. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson, Maion City, spent Sunday with Mrs. Wilson's mother, Mrs. Sam Wiliams. The Rev. A. A. Rideout, pastor of .he Baptist church, gave an illus- xateiT lecture on the women of the 3ible at the guest day program of he Cultus club Friday afternoon. Musical numbers were presented by Marian Johnson, Helen Taylor and Dorothy Miller. The Lincoln P. T. A. will meet iis evening in the Lincoln building. Mrs. Jens Grothe will talk on "The Child's Home, School and Commun- ,ty values" and Damrise Kitch will entertain with her marionets. Trial Is Resumed in Northwood National Action Against Varner NORTHWOOD, April 16.--Trial was resumed today of the equity case o f the First National company of Northwood vs. W. E. Varner and others, which has occupied' the at- .ention of the court for six days dur- ng the present term. Judge T. A. Seardmore, who is presiding, has sad to be at Forest City a part of he time where he is presiding at ie March term of court in Winne- iago county, making it necessary to EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRIGGS UNIT No. 7--HOW IOWA GOVERNMENT BEGAN This is the first venture in the last unit of explorations into the history of Iowa. Four more topics will appear in this paper during the school year. 1. To Learn What Governments Ruled the Iowa Country On that long ridge of land which divides Lake Superior from Lake Michigan, a strange throng of Indians, hunters, French soldiers, and Catholic priests had gathered beside the swift waters of Sault Ste. Marie. It "was early summer. The wilderness was alive after the long months of snow and ice. Surrounded by a little group of white men and hundreds of dusky savages, at the point where three great lakes joined, Father Claude 'Dablon raised his hand and' asked a blessing upon the huge wooden cross which represented the dominion of the church. Then Daumont de Saint-Lusson with Nicolas Perrot and Louis Joliet close behind him, lifted a piece of sod, held his sword aloft, and took possession of "all countries, rivers, lakes and streams" from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico for the King of France. And so the country that is now Iowa became a part of New France on June 14, 1671. The officials at Quebec were not satisfied, however, to claim an empire of which no white man knew the extent. Two years later, almost to the day, Joliet and Father Marquette paddled their birch canoes out of the Wisconsin river into the broad Mississippi. On down the great river they went, hoping to find where it flowed, but they had to turn back before reaching the Gulf. It was not until April 9, 1682, that LaSalle erected a cross at the mouth of the Mississippi and claimed all the "seas, harbors, ports, bays, adjacent straits, and all nations, peoples, provinces, cities, towns, villages, mines, minerals, fisheries, streams and. rivers" in the great valley, which he named Louisiana in honor of "the most high, mighty, invincible, and victorious Prince Louis XIV. Thus lowaland became French territory by right of discovery and exploration. For eighty years the vast re- ctfon which included the future State of Iowa remained under the control of France. It was, however, no more than a savage wilderness. A few explorers, missionaries, and traders passed along the eastern border, and in 1735 a French army marched across the prairies to the Des Moines river, but there was no civil government over this region. In 1762, to prevent Louisiana like Canada from IOWA AS A PART OF MICHIGAN FROM 188* TO 18S6 IOWA AS A PART OF WISCONSIN FROM 1836 TO 1838 interrupt the hearing of this case last week for a time. This is an action on a sales contract executed by the parties in which the First National company JEWEL MOTORS, Inc. ANNOUNCE the Opening of Their SERVICE DEPT. Offering Guaranteed Repair Work on all makes of Automobiles under the supervision of J. T. MICHAELSON De Soto - Plymouth Expert 24-HOUR STORAGE DAY - NITE - WEEK or MONTH DeSoto-Plymouth DEALERS Formerly Owen Motor Co.--Phone 81 J. T. (Mike) Michaelson Service Manager Being a stockholder In this company, Mr. Michaelson is vitally interested in our success and is going to give you utmost satisfaction. He will put forth every effort to develop the most outstanding service department in Northern Iowa. He invites a trial from you. falling into the hands of the British, the province was given to Spain. Spain did not take full possession of Louisiana until 1770 when a lieutenant governor arrived at St. Louis to rule the northern part of the territory., In the center of his domain lay lowaland, still no more than a hunting ground of the Indians. Nevertheless, the tide of battle in the Revolutionary war touched the eastern border. To three ambitious settlers the Spanish government granted tracts of land. After 37-years. Spain gave Louisiana back to France and then in 1803, before the Spanish flag ceased to wave over Iowa, the whole region was sold to the United States. At St. Louis on March 9,1804, Upper Louisiana was formally transferred from Spain to France, and on the following day Captain Amos Stoddard took possession for the United States and hoisted the Stars and Stripes. For 17 years after the Louisiana Purchase became a part of the United States, the Iowa country was included in various Territories. At first all the area north of what is now the State of Louisiana was called the District of Louisiana and sold real estate to Varner, the land being a part of the Fertile Acres tract near Fertile, owned by the plaintiff company. Thonn and Wardwell of Northwood and J. F. D. Meighen of Albert Lea are attorneys for the plaintiff and Dunn, and Weigmann and Lowell Forbes, all of Mason City, are attorneys for the defendants. Jurors were dismissed subject to call, no cases being called for jury trial. The next term of court in Northwood will convene Oct. 15, with Judge J. J. Clark of Mason City presiding. Rites for VanDorston, Former Armstrong Man, Conducted at Algona ALGONA, April 16--A large crowd attended the funeral of G. E. Van Dorston, 50, Saturday after- coon. The service was held at the Presbyterian church, with the Rev. A. E. English, assisted by the Rev. C. Paul Carlson, in charge of the services. Mr. Van Dorston was torn at Armstrong 50 years ago and died at his home in Algona Thursday evening. He had suffered heart disease all winter and was bedfast 10 days previous to his death. He moved to Algona about 25 years ago where he lived since. He was married to Martha Post in 1905. To this union four children were born. The three living are Elbe of Newton, Thelma and Jessie, both of Algona. Besides his wife and children he leaves his father, E. W. Van Dorston of Armstrong, two brothers and one sister. His father had just returned from his winter's stay in Florida the day before he died. Rebekahs Open Convention. BURT, April 16.--A district Rebekah convention opened Monday afternoon in the I. O. O. F. hall and continued in the evening. governed as a part of the Territory of Indiana. Within a year, however, the name was changed to the Territory of Louisiana and the capital located at St. Louis. When the State of Louisiana was created in 1812, the name of the Territory was changed to the Territory of Missouri, and so it remained until 1821 when Missouri became a state. The few scattered white inhabitants north of the Des Moines river during all this time had no particular need for civil government. The exploring expeditions and companies of soldiers could take care of themselves. The land was still in the legal possession of the Indians. Those early territorial governments over lowaland were, therefore, more in name than in reality. After Missouri was admitted into the union, the whole vast region to the north was left without any government for 13 years. The Black Hawk war was followed by opening eastern Iowa to settlement in June, 1833. Slowly the first pioneers crossed the Mississippi and squatted on the new land. Most of them were peaceful, honest citizens, but a few disreputable characters appeared, particularly at the Dubuque lead mines. Two men were killed in drunken brawls and Patrick O'Connor shot his partner because he thought there was no law in Iowa to punish him. Though the murderer was convicted and hanged by the settlers, this tragedy proved the necessity of civil government in the Black Hawk Purchase. On June 28, 1834, the country north of Missouri between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers was made a part of the Territory of Michigan. During the next two years, lowaland was governed from Detroit. All the territory west of the Mississippi and north of Rock Island was declared to be Dubuque county and Julien township for purposes of local government. The rest of the territory north of Missouri was named Demoine county and Flint Hills township. Judges, sheriffs, and clerks were elected, courts were held, and the reign of law began. Meanwhile the population grew from two or three thousand to more than ten thousand. In January, 1836, the State of Michigan was added to the Union and again the people of Iowa were left without a government. The remainder of Michigan Territory, however, was soon organized as the Territory of Wisconsin. For two years lowaland remained a part of Wisconsin Territory. The original counties of Dubuque and Demoine were divided into 21 counties. The capital, first located at Belmont in the southwestern part of what is now Wisconsin, was later changed to Burlington. More land was obtained from the Indians to accommodate the flood of settlement. Everybody realized that a separate Territory west of the Mississippi would soon have to be established. Activity Hints. 1. Draw a time line showing how long the Iowa country has belonged to foreign nations and to the .United States. Divide the latter part into the various Territorial and State periods. 2. Explain why the rule of France and Spain had very little influence upon Iowa. 3. Learn about the general form of the government of the Territories of which Iowa was a part by reading the Ordinance of 1787 for the Northwest Territory. 4. Read more about the time when lowaland was a part of Michigan Territory in the February, 1934. number of the "Palimpsest.". Next week: "The Territory of Iowa." Martin Thompson Rites Conducted at Decorah DECORAH, April 16.--Funeral services for Martin Thompson, 49, who died Thursday evening at bis home in Decorah after an illness of several months, were held this afternoon at the United Lutheran church, the Rev. O. Glesne officiating. Mr. Thompson was born in Norway, and came to the United States when two years old, his parents settling in Winneshiek county, where the family lived since. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Thompson, survive, also his wife and four children, Kathryn, Roger, Roy and Curtis. Seven brothers'and two sisters, all residents of Decorah and Winneshiek county also survive, Mrs. Bert Sande, Lily at home, Tom, John, Lewis, Ole, Helmer, Torval and Ben Thompson. Quarantine Is Lifted on Decorah CCC Camp DECORAH, April 16.--The quarantine for scarlet fever has been lifted from the CCC camp at Decorah. The case which was reported to be scarlet fever has been diagnosed ' as measles, of which there are still some cases at the camp. Cress Will Speak at Waverly Tuesday Night WAVERLY, April 16--G. E. Cress of Mason City, candidate for the republican nomination for lieutenant-governor, will be the speaker for the invitation stag party to be held by the V. F. W. post Tuesday evening. 200 Are Present for Algona Mason Session ALGONA, April 16.--The annual past masters' night was held at the Masonic temple Friday night. More than 200 attended the 6:30 dinner, served by the women of the Eastern Star in the Masonic dining room. All positions were filled by past masters. Two candidates, Robert J. Harrington and Kermit I. Forbes, received the third degree. L. F. Rice, who was master last year, was presented with a past master's jewel. 200 Attend Party. ALGONA, April 16.--About 200 students were present at a high school party at the school Friday evening. The fore part of the evening was devoted to an entertainment sponsored by the S. O. O. S. club. The remainder of the evening was spent in dancing. DINE and DANCE at the DENISON CLUB on the North Koad to Clear Lake TUES.-- Adm. (for all evening) lOc Per Person Music by the CHESTERFIELD BOYS NO COVER CHARGE TAP AND BOTTLED BEER. OPEN FROM 1 TO 1 Mrs. O'Donnell Rites Held in Elma Church ELMA, April 16.--Funeral services for Mrs. Alphonsus O'Donnell were held Saturday morning at the Immaculate Conception church, the Rev. P. E. Donnelly officiating. She died in Des Moines. Born at Bouton, Iowa, in 1909, she received her education at Bouton and Elma and was graduated from the local high school. Shortly after her marriage, she moved to Elkhart, where Mr. O'Donnell is employed. Besides her husband, she leaves her children, Alphonsus, Daniel and the baby daughter, her father, Walter Smith of Lakefield, Minn., one sister, Mrs. Wellington Bigalk of Cresco, two brothers, Harry and Jay of Bouton, her father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Al O'Donnell, and a number of brothers and sisters-in-law. At Mason City THEATERS By K. J. P. REFRESHING FILM ENTERTAINMENT "As the Earth Turns" tells the understandable story of three families in the farming district of Maine. The acting, by an excellent cast, is of the highest caliber, and the picture leaves one with a good taste in the mouth. From an analytical standpoint about the only criticism which could be made relates to the failure or lack of effort to keep the dialog in the twangy drawl which is spoken by natives of that section of the country. This picture plays through Tuesday at the Cecil. * * * Both of the features which comprise the Palace double bill are above the usual run of films, but the comedy, "Six of a Kind," heads the program with its all star comedian cast led by "Honest John" W. C. Fields. This is truly a funny picture. "The Crosby Case" is a good mystery story with Wynne Gibson and Onslow Stevens in leading roles. This bill runs through Tuesday. t * * "CHRISTOPHER BEAN" AS "HER SWEETHEART" The picture which played In Mason City several weeks ago under the name "Christopher Bean," returns .to show for three days starting Tuesday at the Strand as "Her Sweetheart" Marie Dressier and Lionel Barrymore add a few more jewels to their respective crowns. * * * Tuesday only the Iowa presents "East of Fifth Avenue," a cross section of a boarding house in the locality described in its title in New York City. Wallace Ford, Mary Carlisle and Dorothy Tree have the starring roles. * * Â» "Mandalay," the story of the life of a girl in the ports of southern Asia, is the midweek attraction at the Cecil. Kay Francis has the leading part, with Ricardo Cortez, Lyle Talbot and Warner Oland in support. t o * CHATTERTON AND MENJOU Ruth Chatterton and Adolphe Menjou, two of the smoothest performers on the screen at present, have the major roles in "Journal of Crime" which will begin a three day engagement Wednesday at the Palace on the same bill with Walter Huston and Frances Dee who play in "Keep 'Em Rolling." * * * "Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men," starring Zasu Pitts with Charles Farrell, Wynne Gibson arid William MAJOR A Six Star Picture Charlie Hassles Mary Boland W. C. Fields A'llnon Skipworth George Bums Grade Allen BAFFLING MYSTERY with WYNNE GIBSON ONSLOW STEVENS Skeets Gallagher GROUP SEEKS TO HIRE LIFEGUARD Women's Club at Rockford Backs Move to Protect River Swimmers. RpCKFORD, April 16.--A meeting of women of the town was held at the library Friday evening to perfect an organization for the purpose of sponsoring activities to finance a life guard to be stationed at the bridge of the Shellrock river during the swimming season. Many from here as well as many from the nearby towns use this spot for swimming. The water is 20 feet deep. A committee of women will meet with the city council and ask for a small appropriation from the city and a benefit movie will be put on by the life guard organization Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs. A. W. Dunkelberg was elected president, Mrs. Elsie Lohr, secretary and treasurer. Increases Are Shown. MINNEAPOLIS, April 16. UP)-Major Increases in department store sales, both in rural and urban areas, were shown in March compared to the same period a year ago, the Ninth Federal Reserve bank of Minneapolis said today in Its monthly preliminary report embracing the district. WiU Set Out 300 Trees. PLYMOUTH, April 16. -- The Fields and Streams organization is supervising the setting out of 300 trees In and near Plymouth this spring-. The trees are to be of various varieties. Gargan. is a clever picture featuring light comedy. At the Iowa Wednesday and Thursday. * * * A new serial, "Pirate Treasure," begins Friday at the Strand on the same bill with Zane Grey's "Heritage of the Desert." IOWA Lust Time Monday JOHN BOLES MARGARET SULLA VAN "Only Yesterday' 1 TUESDAY laughter! Romance I Dramal AVENUE Wallace Ford," Dorothy Tree' Mary Carlisle, Walter Connolly MAT. 16c EVE. 21c CHILD. lOc CECI ^SUBLIME H E A R T S T O B V OF A W O M A N OF THE EARTH! TODAY! EAN MU1R _Added I SILLY SYMPHONY I I "Grasshopper and the Ants" I Starts Wednesday K f l H RIC(1BDOCÂ«-L4UIBL8DI S CLARK GABLE A "Men in White" T. with Myrna Loy Tjjfit Times Monday "NIGHT FLIGHT" irtth 6 GREATEST STARS ANOTHER OUTSTANDING SCREEN ACHIEVEMENT FOR AU, TO SEE See Marie Dressier again--co-starred with Lionel TUES. WED. THURS. Barrymore. "HER SWEETHEART" (CHRISTOPHER BEAN) ADDED ATTRACTIONS CHARLIE CHAPLIN COMEDV AND "POPEVE" CARTOON WATCH FOR BIO ATTRACTION FBI. * SAT.