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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 17, 1934
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APRIL 17 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FIVE Ole O. Lien, Nearly 85, Writes of Preparedness Game to U. S. as Boy When Civil War Was Raging; Native of Norway. On successive days this week, the Globe-Gazette will present in its news columns three installments of a treatise which has been titled by its venerable author, "Disloyal Pacifism versus Patriotic Preparedness." As remarkable as the information and the views expressed is the author himself, who dubs his writings "Reflections by an Ancient Cynic." His name is Ole O. Lien, his age almost 85, his residence divided between a daughter in Mason City, Mrs. E. A. D. Bell, 45 Crescent place, and a son, Victor, at Marshalltown. Offers Model Potrlotism. To supply a background for his discourse on patriotism and world politics, the Globe-Gazette asked Mr. Lien to set down something concerning his own remarkable career. Born in Norway and coming to this country as a fatherless lad during the Civil war, Mr. Lien has developed a A model love of country. "As I look back over my life," he said, "I think of one thing about whic'i I am honestly proud--I have trier to be a true and loyal American citizen. I draw happiness from the fact that my only living son did his full duty as a real fighter for Uncle Sam. He fought with the twenty-sixth (Yankee) division from Chateau-Thierry to the last shot, receiving an honorable discharge and s. special citation from Washington. I am proud of that. Father Had Highland Dairy. "As to myself, I was bom in the district or parish of Roldal, in- closed by Hardanger, and Telemark- en, north and east respectively. My parents owned one of the best mountain dairy farms in Roldal, and I was born there Feb. 4, 1850. My parents were doing very well; but ray father died at the age of 52 years, .in 1862, leaving my mother a widow with six children, all minors, except my oldest sister who tVKS married. "My mother had some old friends ivho had left Roldal 15 or 16 years ago, at the time when the first settlers, or immigrants from Roldal made their homes in Minnesota. Those settlers in Waseca county, Minn., hearing that my mother was a widow with quite a family to support, wrote to mother that perhaps it would be best for her to sell her dairy farm and come to America with her family, as the fu ture TMxspects for the children migi ,-e more favorable when they grew tip. Caine to United States. "Well, mother took the advice of her friends, sold her property, and set out for America in the spring, 186-1, with the children, and my married sister and husband as well. It took quite a pile of money to get OLE O. LIEN Stomach Sufferers Hail Noted Doctor's Formula Sent Free to Prove Merit. Tears ago a noted specialist prescribed a certain medicine in his treatment of stomach ailments caused by excess acidity. Today nearly 300,000 stomach victims know this formula under the name "Udga." 54,169 letters have been received, praising its results. If you have indigestion, Heartburn, Acid Stomach, Gas Pains, Belching, or even a more severe condition, caused by excess acidity, make this test. Write Udga, Suite K. Foot- Schulze Bldg., St. Paul, Minn., for a free sample. Better still, get a 7- day trial treatment on a money- back guarantee from Michael Drug Co. or Ford Hopkins. CONFUSION ENDEO ON BRAN New Ruling Makes Labels Accurate To protect the buying public, the United States Food and Drug Administration has advised that every package of cereal labeled "Bran' state on the label exactly what it contains. Before this ruling, even part- bran products were sometimes mistakenly referred to as "Bran." It was not easy for the purchaser to distinguish between a cereal that T.-as entirely bran, or all bran with flavoring, and another that was mostly wheat. Kellogg's ALL-BRAN is labeled "ALL-BRAN Deliciously Flavored with Malt, Sugar and Salt," a state- 3nent which describes the product fairly and honestly. Kellogg's ALL-BRAN has -won millions of friends because it corrects most types of common constipation safely and pleasantly. It furnishes generous "bulk"--needed to promote normal elimination. However, ALL-BRAN is not a "cure-all." Certain types of intestinal disorders should be treated only on a physician's advice. When yon buy a bran cereal, for ·the relief of constipation, read-the wordine on the package. The facts are there! Make sure by asking for Kellogg's ALL-BRAN. It furnishes "bulk" in a form for satisfactory results. At all grocers. In the_red-and- green package. Made by Kellogg in Battle Creek. us all clear to Minnesota. I shall not mention the hardships and struggles of our pioneer life in Minnesota, am we all regretted (for a while) that we had left our mountain home in Roldal. But we got used to our new ife and conditions by degrees, anc Decame Americans in thought anc loyalty. "My younger brother and I soon found work enough on the . farms for most of the men were 'drafted and sent to the southern battle fields. I worked on the farms for the best wages I could get, and ir the fall, 1866, I was admitted to Luther college, Decorah, and studiei there as hard and diligently as could for three years--that was al I could afford. Passed Teachers Examinations. "I again returned to my old 'pie beian' profession, working on th farms again: but now I wag able to pass examinations as a publi school teacher with good standing We left Waseca county am moved to Chippewa county in 1869 and there we helped our mother tak care of a small farm, where mothe again took up dairying on a smal scale. You ?ee now, Mr. F.ditor, tha the 'ancient cynic 1 started as cow and milk goat herder in Rolda Norway, and ended as an experi enced 'oxen driver' in the pionee blizzard times in western Minne sota. Clasned With Writer of Book. "But; Mr. Editor, that did not end my career as a 'noted,' or 'notorious 1 character. In 1878 Prof. Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen of Columbia university, N. Y.. had published a book, 'Falkenberg.' by name, t''.- scene of the story being a certain valley, called 'Hardanger Valley' by the author. Now it happened that I knew what kind of insignificant place the so-called 'Hardanger Valley was, and knew too that there was not a single line in the novel that resembled reality in descriptions and conditions. "It was simply an insulting slur aimed at Professor Boyesen's own countrymen, and I resented ignorance and impudence as well. He had never seen Minnesota, far less the so-called 'Hardanger Valley.' The novel was an ignominious fiasca. Well, I sat down in hot indignation and wrote a long article for 'The St. Paul Pioneer Press,' raking the professor in front and flank for his insulting product and his monstrous mistakes. Called It "Imaginary Bunk." "As I was then in my best vigor and vitality, I struck hard for my conviction that all his statements were imaginary hunk. Well, I surely stirred a hornet's nest, and the professor's attack on me turned into personal abuse and insulting invectives. "But, Mr. Editor, I was now in my real element and, taking up the challenge, I turned my 'literary bat- tpries' against my dignified opponent, giving shot for shot in the duel. That the professor's education was far superior to my little knowledge goes without saying. But he was miserably deficient in logic and I turned the table on him in such a way that his 'arguments' fell flat and foolish. I was declared the absolute victor in the arena of logic; for abuse and personalities will react disastrously against anyone who tries to win by arogance instead of arguments. Returned to Native Land. "After being through with the 'Professor Boyeson racket, 1 1 set out for Norway to see my mountain home in Roldal for the last time and study at close range the hot and furious campaign waged in 1S82 between the parties, called the liberal 'left' and the reactionary royalist 'right.' As you know, Mr. Editor, King Oscar edged on the aristocratic 'Grand Swedes' and . demanded an 'absolute veto' when any changes in the Norwegian constitution were up for discussion, but the Norwegian 'electorate,' and the Storthing (legislature) indignantly said 'No.' "The force to _ which would have been a 'coup de etat.' subduing Norway by military power if possible. But he failed to intimidate the Norwegian Vikings and the Bernadottc dynasty went down in total defeat. I heard the poet and orator Bjornstjerne Bjornson in a powerful lecture when I was in Christiana, now changed to Oslo." scon DISMISSES COURT PETITION .eaves Way Open for Filing of Plenary Action in Bankruptcy Case. Judge George C. Scott of tie Uni- ed States district court in a hearing at Sioux City Tuesday dismissed the jetition of W. J. Holahan, trustee n bankruptcy, for an order retraining - proceedings in the state :ourt on execution in the case of Trettin et al vs. the National Clay 'roducts company and F. E. Kceler, pending a proposed appeal to the circuit court of appeals from his decision several weeks ago, denying an injunction. The dismissal was on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and left the vay open for the filing of a plenary suit on the main question. Judge Scott dissolved the temporary stay order which had been issued by him pending the hearing. H. J. Bryant and John A. Senneff represented Mr. Holahan, trustee, at :he hearing, F. A. Ontjes appeared "or the minority stockholders of the National Clay Works. WHERE ELUSIVE DILLINGER HAS SPREAD TERROR iraKslBmHL - - SHHK \ i n , i -" -- « This map shows the trail of John DiUlnger, the nation's most sought outlaw, since he i-sraiii-d from j-ill at Crown Volnt Hid. Mason City became one of the sectors of DIHIngcr operations when .the I irst J Sk5TMIba"k W TM robbed March IS/HI, latest escapade, the raid of a nolle, station at Uars:TM- n,U ,,c- cum-d only a few hours after ho was variously reported in Louisiana and other areas. The pobcc net spread to catch him extends from coast to coast. (Associated Press photo.) __ Two Plays to Be Given. ROCK FALLS, April 17.--Two one-act plays, "The Initiation" and "Saving- Grace" are to be presented at school district No. 6 Friday eve- ning. Miss Lcnetta Edgar is teacher. the P. T. A. Will Elect Officers. GOLDFIELD, April 17.--The Par- ent Teachers association will hold the final meeting Thursday evening: at the schoolhousc. The annual election of officers will be held. Three colleges will explain their programs. Rodeo Performer in Hospital With Part of His Lip Missing WATERLOO, Apri 1 .17. (.IV- John Craves, 30, performer with Clyde Miller's rodeo, which has winter quarters hero, is in Presbyterian hospital minus part of hi-s lower lip as a result of what he termed an experiment in Lhe interests of science. He saddled a Texas lonffhorn steer and tried to ride It. The steer threw him and dragged him 75 yards before Earl Strauss bulldogged the nnlmal. Evelyn Geclcles Is Named Hay field Club President HAYFIELD. April 17.--At the regular meeting of the Madison Women's Progressive club held with Mrs. A. C. Taylor, the following were elected: President. Evelyn Geddcs; vice president, Ida Mock- stroth; secretary. Maud Geddes; treasurer, Edith Durant. A number of the members will attend the county meeting of clubs at Britt Thursdav. Sells (irocery Stock. LAKE MILLS, April 17.---Ted Carlson who has operated Ted's cash grocery here more than a year sold his stock to Melvin Swcnson. Soviet Paper Says U. Should Not Be Given Trade Preference. MOSCOW. April 17. (.'I'!--An active soviet reprisal against the newly enacted United States law ainst further loans to debtors, came today in an admonition to soviet economical organizations by "the newspaper for industrialization" to alter their reputed intention to give preference to American materials and equipment for the remainder of the second five year plan. The newspaper warned that the soviet government will not be coerced into a debt settlement. The statement by the official organ of the commissariat of heavy industry w.iis the first public reaction to the Johnson law. The newspaper protested a classification of the soviet government-which its says never defaulted n, penny of its own engagements-with those flatly refusing to pay their obligations, u. : king even threatened to use to carry out his 'program,' Goes to Virginia. CORW1TH--George Hawswirth, son of Mrs. Frank K. Clapsaddle, enlisted in the U. S. navy and has gone to Virginia where he will be stationed at a training school. \ JJ P W V "·-- - Qll-EHWE «F^^-- a! Here's Why You Should Change To Heavier Grade MARCH 15-APRII. IB APRIL 1S-MAY IB n - L t-- , \**»\ _-T*£--**1 · ;:rN . ic-££ ^«l ·fi-~--tf HIGHER TEMPERATURES THIS MONTH Spot your location on the maps, above. H it lies in the light-shaded zone in the March map, and now, io April, is in the dark-shaded zone, it means you should shift from a cool-weather grade of motor oil to the next heavier grade. Otherwise you will not be benefiting by the most economical lubrication possible. While light oils arc desirable for quick starting in cold weather, they do give higher consumption as the weather warms up. The correct grade of motor oil for your engine de- pends on three things--the make of your car, the weather, and the kind of driving you do. Every Standard Servisman takes these factors into consideration in recommending the proper grade of oil for your UBC. He doesn't guess. He knows. These maps have been prepared by Standard Oil lubrication experts. They are based on U, S. Weather Bureau records, in many cases extending over a period of 50 years. They're worth studying. They may save you money. 8 SHORT MINUTES TO D R A I N A N D C H A N G E Drive into your closest Standard Oil Station. Your Standard Scrvisman will drain and change to the proper grade of Iso=Vis "D" in 8 minutes or less. Then you'll be rid of sludge and you'll keep your oil cost to a minimum. iSO=VIS "D" . . . 25coqf. PLUS F E D E R A L TAX L Ic o q- T O T A L 26coqf. Change to anti-sludge Iso=Vis "D" ... keep sludge out... save oil ,, . . It is time to change to a heavier grade of motor oil. The maps., at left, will show you why. When you change, remember this: The greatest cause of high oil consumption in automobile engines is sludge--sludge that fouls filters, makes valves sluggish so you lose gasoline power and mileage, and causes rings to slick and pump oil. Also remember this: You can keep sludge out of your motor by using J s o = Y i s "D"'. the anti-sludge motor oil. Because it does not sludge. Iso=Yis C "D*' keeps rings lively and free, reducing oil consumption to the minimum. Thai's why Iso=Vis C "D" users use less oil--add fewer quarts between drains. It's the most economical, fine lubrication you can buy. It's Change Time, Too, Foi Differential and Transmission Lubricants Spring-time is the time to heavy-tip on lubricants that protect your differential and transmission gears. Standard Stations have correct lubricants for this very purpose. And Standard Servismcn arc expert in the complete lubrication of any make of car--old or new. A Standard Specified Lubrication job means correct lubrication at every point. And because iso=Yis "D" keeps your motor clean and lively, it gives you far greater efficiency from your gasoline. It not only reduces your oil co?t. but also increases your gasoline mileage. A L S O D I S T R I B U T O R S A T L A S T i R E S A N D B A T T E R I E S Coot. 19J4,y;mit»10ilCo.

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