The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 15, 1939 · Page 13
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 15, 1939
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1939 Mason City's Calendar Cerro Gordo Only County Without State Road Bonds 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. March 16--International roundtable discussion in the Mason City library at 7:30 in the evening. March 17--Clausen-Worden Legion post and Auxiliary annual potluck dinner at Y. M. C. A. at 6:30 p. m. March 20--Educational forum in Y. M. C. A. at 8 o'clock in the evening. March 21 to 25--Boys and Girls Hobby show at Y. M. C. A. and '· \V. C. A. March 22--Junior class of Mason 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 Gity. March 24-April 3--School spring vacation. March 28-31--Globe-Gazette cooking school, high . school auditorium. March 29-Si--North Iowa building and home furnishings show, high school gymnasium. Here in Mason City Insist on Shcpzrd Abstracts. 502 508 Foresters Bldg. Ph. 284. Dr. Horace Beemer, Foresters Bldg. · Mrs. Stuart Kelsey arrived in Mason City Wednesday morning from Berkeley, Cal., to visit her parents, Dr. C. E. Flynn, minister of the First Methodist church, and Mrs. Flynn. Salvation Army can use your cast off clothing, furniture, etc. Phone 758. . For Quick Hauls, Safe Delivery, call City Delivery System, Ph. 356. A group from the Alliance tabernacle presented songs and readings to a gathering of young and old residents at the I. O. O. home Tuesday evening. See he Shag, Rig Apple, Susie- Q performed on Wed., Thurs., Frf., Sat. at Clear Lake 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' iriovie shorts. They're big time! Try our fasty lunches and meals Reasonably priced. Highway Eal * :: .·onwdf StMjcker 'of Mason. City was. recently elected president o Phi Kappa- Tail fraternity at thi , · University of Southern Californi at Los Angeles, according to word received here. SUIT FILED Suit for $8,522.78 on a note and foreclosure of a mortgage was filed by James Betei'sen in distric court here Wednesday against R H. and Nettie Holt. The petitio also asked for appointment of Q receiver to take .charge of income irom the property. The mortgage was made in Clear Lake March 8 1924 according to the petition, anc was due seven years later. Visitors From Cedar Falls ROCK FALLS--Mr. and Mrs Marvin Calvert of Cedar Falls visited at the home of Mr. anc Mrs.-Ray Edgar Sunday. COAL LUMP w.c. BLOCK co PHONE 563 MASON 'CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FINAL PAYMENT ON LOCAL ISSUE PAID LAST MAY County Owes $346,000 Poor Bonds; $45,500 Floated Last Month Cerro Gordo county is the only county in the state which no longer has bonds outstanding n connection with the financing of its primary highways, a report by the Iowa emergency relief administration showed Wednesday. The roads securities financing !owa's network of primary highways constituted 75 per cent of :h'e $106,000,000 county bonded ndebtedness in the state on Jan. 1, the report indicated. Cerro Gordo county was one of :he first in the state to vote bonds for paving roads, the original issue being for $750,000, according to P. K. Preston, assistant district engineer here for the state highway commission. The last payment on 'the principal was made last May. County Owes $346,000 The county owes approximately $346,000, however, on poor funding bonds, an issue of $45,500 having been floated last month to retire poor warrants outstanding in that amount. Obligations to be met in the 99 counties by taxation total $25,734,000, the report showed, while highway bonds paid by state gasoline taxes and motor vehicle license fees aggregate §80,607,000. The $106,000,000 total is within $53,000,000 o£ the county debt limit for Iowa, the IERA said. Figuring the 1938 taxable value of all property at $3,218,263,000, the debt "ceiling" is $160,913,000. The state constitution prohibits political divisions from issuing bonds totaling more than 5 per cent of the taxable property value. Four Over Million Only four counties have more than $1,000,000 in strictly county obligations outstanding, the figures show. They are: Polk, 54,487,000; Woodbury, $1,837,000; Pottawattamie, $1,102,000; Scott $1,104,000. The average county's debt in this classification is approximately $260,000. The IERA keeps tab of the bond situation because a county's ability to issue bonds to finance poor relief is one of the factors in determining that subdivision's eligibility to receive state relief grants. Following is a by-county table showing the taxable valuation ant bond status in North Iowa on Jan. 1: . . · · . =·· 3"? ·5- Butler Cerro Gordo . Chicfcasaw .. Emmet ... Fayette .. Floyd Franklin . Hancock . Kardin ... Howard .. Kossuth .. Mitchell -. Palo Alto WInnebago .. Winneshiek . Worth · Wright S 660.000 303.500 516,000 679,300 1,545.000 645.300 1,112,800 200,000 !.007.000 654.000 3,109.000 530.MO 645,000 715,756 1,463,000 333.500 1,091,000 63 13 54 73 87 54 BI. 16 Si 73 53 47 54 S303.500 157.00 136,301 158,001 296.30C 94.80 19.00 53,00 13T.OM eo.OK 143.00C 188.75 11,500 161,000 Mrs. Rob Roy Cemey Speaker at B. P. W. Iowa Falls Meeting IOWA FALLS--Mrs Bob Ro: Cerncy of Mason City was th speaker at the public relations din ner of the Iowa Falls Business am Professional Women's club Mon day evening at Edgcwood. Her subject was "The Drama o the Carpathians" and was based or her study of Slovak folklore, dur ing several visits to Europe thi past 12 years. The members of B. and P Women's clubs in the neighbor ing cities and towns were guests of the local club at this meeting NOTICE To Voters Under the plan of permanent registration adopted by the City of Mason City, you may register at any time during the office hours of the City Clerk, in »he City Hall, except during the 10-day period prior to any election. If you are not registered or hare changed your residence address since registering, or, if a woman, hare changed your name by marriage, or divorce, you must register, correct your address, or re-register to enable you to vote, Friday, March 17, at 5 p. m. is the last day for registration before the Municipal Election on Monday, March 27, 1939. RENA B. MACK Commissioner of Registration A Plane View of Willow Creek Flood Richard Larso, 623 Jersey avenue southeast, snapped this photo when Willow creek overflowed its banks Tuesday afternoon. The photo was taken from a plane piloted by Max Bruns. In (he unner left corner of the picture is the home of Howard Johnson, entirely surrounded by water. The photo shows a section between Fifth and Sixth streets northwest. In the background is Harrison avenue ahead of this Tyler avenue, and in the foreground, Van Burcn avenue. ' REGISTRATION DEADLINE SET Friday'Is Final Day to Register for. . . . Municipal Election The deadline for registrations 'or the municipal election to be leld in"Mason City.March 27, will Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock, according to Miss Rena Mack, city clerk, who is in:charge. 0 £ registration. Eligible voters who have not been properly registered at the city hall must register before the office closes Friday night or they will be ineligible to vote at the election. . . . · . Persons who have changed residences; -or women who have changed their, names by marriage or divorce, or persons who have become of age are required to register to be eligible to vote. Two Fined $10, Costs or Intoxication Here Oral Cork, 1311 Delaware avenue southeast, and Mike Solovich, 82D Van Buren avenue southwest, .vere each fined $10 and costs by Police Judge Morris Laird on charges of intoxication. Cork was arrested at his 'home at 7:15 )'clock Tuesday evening and Solovich was arrested at Second street and Washington avenue southwest at 4:50 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. LIBRARY PLANS SECOND FORUM "National Armaments" Will Be Subject of Session Thursday Night "National Armaments" will be the subject of the international roundlable discussion to be held at the Mason City library Thursday evening at 7:30. The discussion is open to the public and is the second of a series of forums on international questions being sponsored by the local library. · The questions are expected to center around selling arms to other nations, uniting of the democratic nations, ways and means of checking dictatorships, limits on United - Slates armaments arid what the United States is defending. Following the roundtable discussion, the group will listen to the "Town Meeting of the Air" on the radio at 8:30 in the evening. The broadcast this \veek is "What should be our national defense policy?" Reserve books for the library discussion will be "Peace and Rearmament" by Julia Johnsen, "Our National Defense--the Patriotism of Peace" by George Maxwell, "Fear God and Take Your Own Part" by T. R. Roosevelt and "The Military Obligations of Citizenship" by Leonard Wood. Sprole to Attend Two Day Conference on Production Credit M. Vf. Sprole, Mason City dairyman and vice president of the Mason City Production Credit association, will meet with officers of the-Production Credit corporation of Omaha in a two-day conference at Omaha Monday and Tuesday. He was chosen by directors ol the Mason City, Cedar Davenport, Elkader and Rapids, Waterloo associations to represent them in discussions of activities of the short-term credit co-operatives. Representatives of 42 production credit associations in Iowa, Nebraska, South D a k o t a a n d Wyoming will attend the meeting. The Mason City PCA finances livestock and general farming operations of farmers and stockmen in Winncbago, W o r t h Mitchell, Hancock, Cerro Gordo and Floyd counties. California tests s h o w that oranges precooled before and after loading may be shipped from coast to coast with only one re- icing. WILDLIFE SEAL USERS WARNED Regulations Require Stickers Placed on Back of Letters "A word of caution was issued Wednesday by the Mason City postoffice concerning stickers and seals on the address side of let- mail seals ters. According to postal regulations, 11 matter with stickers and other than lawful postage stamps on the address side of letters must be treated as unmail- able. The postoffice- staff issued the warning because of the large amount of mail being received with wildlife week stamps placed on the address side of letters. The wildlife stamps can be placed on the back of letters, the regulations state, but not on the address side. The Junior Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the sale of the wildlife stamps in Mason City, joined with the post- office in issuing the warning and urged users of the stamps to comply with regulations.-' WANTS DECENT MAGAZINES . Clear Lake Pastor Lauds Campaign to Clean Up Newstarids A nation-wiae campaign to com)at the menace of indecent literature has recently been launched )y the National Organization of Decent Literature, according to a statement made on the KGLO devotional program Tuesday by the Rev. E. J. Supple of Clear Like. "The average citizen would be astonished," said the pastor, "if ic realized how numerous are the off-color magazines published in the United States. Their aggregate monthly circulation is 15 million with an estimated 60 million readers." . Violate State Laws The Rev. Mr. Supple asserted that the campaign has uncovered more than 450 objectionable publications .that violate the lawsv of 47 of the 48 states. He said that this flood of literature is devoted principally to the exploitation of the evil in people's lives; to the publiyation of fact and faction which have an appeal only to the lowest animal instincts in the human being. "An alarming note," said the speaker, "is that 365 of these publications have come into being since the advent of the industrial depression. So seriously do they offend the postal laws that they are denied second class mail privileges/' Blames New York On reflecting that 400 of these publications originate in New York, the speaker said there is a growing suspicion that the identity of these two focal points of un- LOG ALK.G. LODGE HEARS F. O'HARA Sugreme Council Man Warns Members Against Progress of Isms Frank O'Hara, representative o£ the supreme council of the Knights of Columbus, spoke to the members of the Mason City council Tuesday evening on the "Principles of Christian Justice." In tracing the efforts made to defeat Christianity from the time of Nero until the present day, Mr. O'Hara stated, "Never before in the world's history have the forces of hate been so openly practiced. Communism, naziism and fascism are worming their way into every walk of life in their effort to destroy civil and religious rights in this country"When the communists are edging into every walk of life, when there are three and one-hall million students under the tutelage of communist teachers, when the communist party polled 80.00C votes in the last presidential election, then there is certainly a grave danger to this country and only by practicing the principles of Christian justice will we succeed in combating the forces of Moscow." Other speakers on the program were Larry Brennan, state deputy Hay Conley, state secretary, John Hammes, district deputy the Right Re\'. Monsignor P. S. O'Connor, Father Karl Kurt, Father R P. Murphy. Father W. P. Mullen the Rev. C. E. Ferring of Manly and the Rev. Paul LaVallette oi Rockford. Grand Knight W. J Hughes presided. Plans for purchasing club rooms were reporter by the committee. Excessive speed .is the chief cause of highway accidents in Texas, statistics of the departmen of public safety indicate. LIST PRIZES FOR KIWANIS AND Y HOBBY WINNERS )3th Annual Event Is Scheduled for March 21 to 25 Prizes for the thirteenth annual Boby's Hobby show scheduled for March 21 to 25 in the Mason City Y. M. C. A. were announced Wednesday. The outstanding prize will be the president's cup donated bj Harlan Girton of Mason City. The cup will be presented to the sweepstakes winner of the entire show. A trophy, given by C. E. Blanchard of Mason City, will be awarded to the best group project. The local Kiwanis club will give four cups. The trophies will be awarded to the high point winners of the junior, senior, grade and junior high classes. To Give Camera To the "winner o£ the natura' history division, the North Iowa Rod and Gun club will award a candid camera and a sheet oE wildlife conservation stamps. Prizes for other first place winners include: Coins, coin folder stamps, pocket stamp folder anc identification kit; peace scrapbooks, a world atlas; curios anc relics a book on the subject handicraft, bundle of choice woods archery, set o£ six arrows; and model airplanes, Clodhopper air- 'famed Recruiting Head Third Year plane kit. Other prizes are: Mechanica drawing, a mechanical drawint S3t; general art, lettering set anc bobk; ship models, a model boat soap carving, a book and carvinj tools; photography, a plaque cooking, a pastry kit; safety scrapbooks, bicycle equipment; crysta sets, pair of earphones; and radio sets, set of tools. Subscriptions Donated Fifteen subscriptions for thi hobby magazine 'will be given a:. second and third prizes in the various groups. Organizations and firm dona ting prizes are North Iowa Rod and Gun club, C. L. Pine company Pritchard Motor company, Crysta Lake Ice and Fuel company. Fire stone Auto Supply and Servic store,'Mason City Millwork com pany, E. B. Higley company Decker Brothers Sporting Good .store, Northwest Savings bank Central Show Printing compan and Klipto Loose Leaf company. Other donators are Northwes: ern States Portland Cement com panj', Kayenay Engraving, Hutch inson Ice Cream company, Maso City-Cerro Gordo county Safe' council, Ea'rl Gerard, Mason Cit Tent and Awning company, Ma son City Baking company an Elks club. Hobbies Limited 'The hobby show is under th supervision of the local Kiwam club and the Y. M. C. A. Any'bo between 9 and 18 years of age an living in Cerro Gordo county ma enter his hobby. March 21 is entr day and each boy is limited to fiv hobbies. Awards will be presented winners in the junior and senio classes. The junior class age i from 9 to 13 and the senior grou age is from 14 to 18 years. American activities on the one . ---- ..... -- , ,^,1 I I I K Ulltl hand and immoral literature on the other is no mere co-incidence "Every citizen and every community should flee this salacious sccurge, ' declared the Clear Lake clergyman. "Were a plague to threaten the health of the country today, every resource of the na- tron wouid be conscripted to combat jt. Yet an apathetic public allows a moral plague to sween over the nation without taking effective measures against it." · Dohrmann, Somsen, Henning, Oelk Named LATIMER-- The school election resulted as follows: Andrew Sornsen re-elected for a three year term, E. Dohrmann, secretary and treasurer; Lars Henning, re-elected for a term of two years; Connie OIL was elected for a term of five years to succeed president. John Kolb Texas was known as Florida Amichael, Panuco, New Philip pines, Cibola, Quivera, Tejas an Santa Fe before it became plai Texas. B. F. Walther was named recruiting officer for North-Iowa for Hie (bird year Wednesday by the bureau of navigation of the U. S. navy. air. Walther holds a ranking: of chief torpedo mate. He came to Mason City from San Diego, Cal., where he was in the submarine division. He has been in the service for 18 years and has spent several years in China, Panama, Philippines and Hawaii. . [oseph Kossack Rites leld Here; Burial at Cemetery Funeral services for Josepl Kossack, 82, who died at his resi dence, 325 Carolina avenue south east, Friday, were held at thi Meyer funeral home Mondaj afternoon, with the Hev. William Jalbreth, associate pastor of th First Methodist church, in charge Mrs. Alex Anderson and .Mrs John Webber sang "Rock o£ Ages' and "Beautiful Isle of Some vhere." They were aecompaniet by Mrs. H. E.' Patton at the organ Pallbearers were William Hen kel, John Henkel, Frederick Gaffi and Leo Woisnaek. Burial was a Blmwood cemetery. RAH! RAH! RAH! . WPA reached its most hectic ef forts in the charging Florida Uni versity football squad, nineteen o \yhose members^ were on the rol! till mid-winter.--Congressman V P. Lambertscm. ' MASON GITY HAS ONE OF 13 WPA FIRE STATIONS Total of $643,712 Is Being Spent for Five Protection in Mid-West Mason. City's fire station is one/ £ 13 being constructed in five mid-western states, according to Regional Director R. A. Radford f the Public Works Administra- iou, Omaha. Work is now under way in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Da- cola and Montana on the 13 sta- ions, at an estimated cost ot $643,712, toward which PWA ap- iroved direct grants amounting to 5289,659 under the 1938 program. The Mason City fire sub-station grant was $13,055 and the total cost $29,012. Projects in this area range in size from $9,061 fire hall repair job at Worthington, Minn., 'o the construction of three fire stations in Minneapolis, Minn., at a total cost of $284,703. Ninety-nine stations are being built throughout the country with PWA aid, at a cost of $8,709,509, to protect life and property from fire. Mrs. Hazel Rosel Is Elected President of St. Ansgar Club ST. ANSGAR -- The Garden club held its regular meeting at the home of Mrs. John Wirth. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Mrs. Hazel Rosel, president; Mrs. Josephine Wirth, vice president; Mrs. Josephine Houg, secretary- treasurer; executive committee, Mrs. Elaine Dicterich and Mrs. Cora Wahl. Livergood Bros. WATCHES - DIAMONDS EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING DIAMOND SETTING FLOORENE FOR F L O O R S AND WOOD WORK REQUIRE5NO POLISHING AfLA5T$ FOfUEftRJ The daily use of butter to add flavor and food value to meals has become a habit in most families. Butter on bread, butter on vegetables and butter in cooking is an indispensable part of the American cuisine. This is fortunate, for butter contains large amounts of vitamin A, which, according to recent surveys, is one of the food factors often lacking in American diets. When it is lacking the results are: Impaired growth in children, night-blindness, lack of resistance to infections, and many other evidences of a lowered level of health. Butter is the most important source of this vila- min for two reasons: Because it contains a generous amount of the vitamin and because it is used three times a day. Adults need at least 3,000 units of vitamin A daily. Butter alone, using only 114 ounces (four average pats) daily, will supply half this amount. Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc. For Prompt, Reliable Service-Send It to Phol * CLEANERS PHONE 50 SPECIAL OIL TREATED Illinois* Nut * WOLF BROS. COAL CO. PHONE 1148 WE CAN SELL YOU As Good IOWA LUMP C O A L As Is Produced in the State Delivered to You for $575 PER TON WHY NOT SAVE SOME MONEY! Mulgrew Sons Co. 202 T H I R D STREET S. W. PHONE 654

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