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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 17 NEWS AND VIEWS OF INTEREST TO FARMERS Iowa Farmer Has Less Problems Than Growers of "Lower Rio Grande'"' He Doesn't Have to "Rebel" to Get His Rights, Says lowan EDITOR'S NOTE--A most interesting description of farming and farming conditions in the lower Rio Grande valley is provided SOT Globe-Gazette readers by G. L. Caswell in this special article written from 3Ic- Allen, Texas. Mr. Caswell, identified for a half century with newspaoerinr in Iowa, has been spending the winter in Texas week for the annual convention ot the Iowa Press association, of which organization for a quarter of a century lie was managing director. Mr. Caswcll's home is in Ames. By G. L. CASWELL McALLEN, Texas--Iowa farmers have far less problems and setbacks than do the "growers" of this southern Texas "lower valley of the Rio Grande." Here is a district about 125 miles long and 25 to 30 miles wide, lying along the north shore of the border river between the U. S. A. and Mexico, that is a perpetual summer garden, seldom experiencing even a killing frost. In tin's valley in the last 35 years has been developed a citrus fruit industry almost equal to that of Florida and California, with over 6,000,000 bearing trees, from which is shipped northward eacii winter some 1,500 cars of fruit weekly--and the grapefruit actually is the finest quality of any grown. It is the largest grapefruit growing district in the world, and also ships hundreds of carloads of all varieties of oranges, as well as vegetables. Cabbages, carrots, onions, potatoes, peas, beans, strawberries and a dozen other vegetables are always growing, three to four crops a year. Livestock is a secondary consideration here, Not Ulaklng Itroncy And yet it appears that none of the growers of this rich land are making any monej-. There are 40 good reasons for the tragedy of life that is in evidence here all the time. Last evening I attended a meeting of the valley growers and farmers, held out of doors in the city park of MeAllen. It was called as an all-valley meeting and 2,000 farmers were expected. About 200 appeared. But what they said and advocated sounded like the cries of rebellion and revolution preceding the Boston tea party. .Going back 20 years,- we-find that many of these present day growers and farmers were induced to come down here by land speculators, who hau Agents in the north working up crowds of possible investors. The agents got Fn their work when winter held the north in its frigid grasp. Free trips were offered prospects who would come down here and just look it over. Landed iti Sunshine From ice and snow they were landed here in June sunshine and 70 to 80 degree temperatures. Beautiful palms and green trees, with flowers and fruits everywhere just naturally unsettled the judgment of many who came. They were herded in bands from the time of their arrival and were never permitted to speak with with the paraded in id slept in gorgeous and sequestered club houses at night, with eats and drinks nnd merriment mixed in I SSJTM. "° h «' d m e ' l t They w « the lawyers, doctors, dentists and everybody must go down in bankruptcy unless the marketing conditions of the present season can be remedied." Another speaker at the microphone of the public speaker equipment, who could be heard for five blocks around, shouted t h a t "either we must have the minimum price of our product fixed by law or wo must have a prora- tion of the growers fruit to be placed on the market--and I mean proration at the trees instead of at the packing plants. The state of Texas has a commissioner who is with us, who wants to help us. The federal prorate laws are not satisfactory. Henry Wallace does not know anything about citrus fruits or cotton either. We do and we will have an election next weel: which will permit us to decide whether we prefer the ted- stated that he had seen cabbages here sell for $105 a ton! Now the quarrel is over the trucking of fruits from the valley. Truckers will load up the fruit and deliver it in Kansas City and even in Minneapolis and in Canada if they can sell it for enough to pay for the transportation and a profit on the fruit. But there is a Texas law limiting the load weight on trucks to 7,000 pounds. Grape fruit and oranges are bulky. They need a much higher load limit and the state legislature has refused it to them. Rio Grande valley farmers and growers are going out after political scalps at the next election. Dump at Low Prices And yet it seems to the writer that the truckers, often carrying the culls and inferior fruit, which they get from the grower on condition that they pay him what they can for it, may be the real termite in the fruit business--dumping their loads here and there for a low price and the fruit thus Clear Lake Globe-Gazette LUCIA E. O'NEIL, News Editor Residence Phone 296-J OFFICE PHONE 239 U rou ao not receive your papei call 239: · Her 6 p. m. call 513-W Deadline (or locals, classified, and display ads Is 11 a. m.. dally. Ttieatie pace deadline U 6 o. m. of ib« day before publication. TED ADAMS, Advertising Home Phone 464-W JACK CHRISTIE, -Circulation Home Phone 513-W "*-»-'*.*- " i l « ~ l i n _ l » » V. |Jlt;4bl lilt; Itv"- . , , , , , cral pi-orating or have an exten- i flunked may be sold by unsci upu- sion of the Texas prorate law. " " ~~ We want the extension and vou : , , , . . .. . . . must look to your ballots and vote i fl °?. lia cl _ t ''^ s £l "" l 'f· \ ous GIVE COURTESY FOR OFFICERS Mrs. C. A. Knutson, Mrs. B. H. Gvoen Are Honored by Clubs CLEAR LAKE--Mrs. C. E. Wells entertained presidents and representatives of the federated John Siesseger, Lillian Peterson Honored at Gym Crowned Athletic King, Queen of Lake High School next week." Marketing Costs High CLEAR LAKE--As a result of the vote of the student body John Siesseger and Miss Lillian Peterson were crowned athletic King . -- -- -.-- .and Queen of Clear Lake schools as regular and pre- j clubs of Clear Lake at her home} in a coronation ceremony at the Texas^ or California or \ Tuesday afternoon at a courtesy j physical education demonstration ; f or Mrs.. C. A, Knutson, chairman ! at the high school gym Tuesday of the fourth district, Iowa Fed-1 evening with nearly 300 students Clear Lake Briefs with the booster talks of the pro- ' Another speaker stated that the ' d a y before he "was ottered §2 a moters. Some fancy show farms were inspected and the good points, from river to desert, were emphasized. Then at the club house just before they were entrained for home, or in the stateroom "office" on the train they were signed up for five, ten, twenty or even forty and more acres of this raw land, at prices from §200 to $1,400 an ton for his grapefruit; a neighbor told me he got 53 a ton, and it cost him 52.75 to market it." The troubles above now tormenting the growers of citrus fruits are only a part of the obstacles they must endure to live and thrive. There arc the government inspectors here, by the dozens. Fine, capable men who acre. I know just what they are doing- Trees Set Out 1 They are fighting a certain kind of fly that sticks iU tail info an orange and lays a million or so of eggs, which hatch and let loose a swarm of little flies that will repeat the process o£ generation if not stopped. To let them get away with it is to ruin the entire fruit culture o f ! the valley. These inspectors are in the groves all the time and when they find an infected grove they call upon the owner to immediately pick up the dead fruit from the ground and bury it. If it is too bad, they can condemn the whole grove and the owner cannot mar- The position of the Iowa farmer j is preferred. He can raise one crop a year, gain through livestock all the year, be sure of some income, at least and always be fed. He need not rebel or declare war to get his rights, either under state or national laws. And he has the organizations and the business details well enough in hand to be fairly sure of winning in the long run. He is, in other words, much less a victim of exploitation than are the cotton growers and fruit and vegetable raisers of the south.. The game of the promoters included the artful device of encouraging the party or person wanting ten acres to take twenty, with a fourth down payment. Tlie contract called for trees to be set out and cared for three years by the seller, then taken over by the purchaser, v.'ho must then make large additional payments. The tragedy of it all was that often they would fail to meet the contract payments, thus letting the land go back to the original owners, improvements and all. The same land, now "groves," was then resold at the fancy prices, perhaps again to be taken back later. But there was no misrepresen- ket a bushel. They Set Date These government men can and do set a date when all fruit must FARMERS We Buy Eggs, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys. Beef and Veal Calves -- We Pay Cash for Them -ATLAS MEAT MARKET PHONE 465 talion about the fruit or the qual- I be picked from the trees. Grape- ity grown. It was abundant and fruit hangs ort the trees from Sept. grown without fertilization. Water rights had been arranged for and growers could get water as they might need it, paying about $2 an acre for the water used at each irrigation. Northerners moved down here by hundreds. They put their minds and their energy into the development and learned last. Some of them made good, but they worked hard and thought nights instead of sleeping. Fruit trees had to be sprayed, pruned and cultivated and the product had to be marketed. But how and where? Weren't Getting Cost Culmination of all this process was represented at the meeting mentioned, held last night. Speakers praised the "valley" and the products raised as the best grown in the world. Yet, they said, they were not getting for their fruit the cost of raising it. One speaker said the meeting was "the most important meeting ever held in Texas: yes. the most important ever held in the United States, for here at this meeting we must find a way to work out our salvation. It means that our homes and our lands are at stake, that the merchants and businessmen. USED MACHINERY BARGAINS 1--Farm Tractor (on Rubber) and Cultivator. 1--Oliver "70" (on Rubber) and Cultivator. 1--J o h n D c c r e "D" Rubber Equipped, 1--John Deere "D" Stee! Wheels. 1--314 John Deere Tractor Plow. 1--218 Oliver Tractor Plow. l^Sct Wheels and Firestone Tires for John Deere "B" Tractors. 1--10 in. Letts Feed Grinder (new at used price) 1--10 in. I. H. C. Feed Grinder (good condition) 1--1. H. C. Planter I--I. H. C. Planter (good as new) NICHOLS FARM EQUIPMENT PHONE 1056 7Z2 SOUTH FEDERAL 1 to May or June; oranges a slightly less time. In March both grapefruit and orange trees are blooming freely, while yet much of the old fruit hangs on the limbs and is at its best. Farmers must watch the deadline-and meet it or suffer the consequences. If they did not have such an arrangement for their own protection, half of them would be neglecting it and the fruit industry would be gone in a short time. Right now, marketing is the big problem. Packing houses and "juicers" are numerous and working nights. There is enough grapefruit juice now canned and being slowly marketed to supply the United States demand for a year. It is cheap, even up north' and is as good almost as the. fruit itself. Oranges are perishable and in many groves the fruit is lying on the ground to be plowed under. One speaker declared that "no matter who the price paid to the grower, the retail price in New York and Massachusetts is the same. Somebody between the grower and the consumer is robbing." A minimum price to be set on the growing fruit might save the situation for the desperate growers. Vegetables Belter Vegetable farming seems little better proposition down here. Mexicans, mostly natives of the north side of the Rio Grande, furnish plenty of fair help to handle such crops. A farmer can procure from an agent any time from 10 to 100 Mexicans to help harvest his crops. But often the crop is not worth that expense. For instance, the sweet cabbages grown here sold early this winter at S2.50 a ton. They are now worth several times that and.growers are making some money on them. Carrots are a good profit crop also. One man CATTLE FOR SALE 950 head of good quality Hereford steer calves ·weighing 350 to 600 Ibs. 100 Hereford heifers weighing 400 to 600 Ibs. OSWALD STRAND 5IANLY, IOWA ARE YOU MOVING? Mai! us your change of address today so there will be no delay in the delivery of your paper Change From STREET, R. F. D. :iTY STATE CUR NEV/ ADDRESS WILL BE DATE STREET OR p.. F. D. . . - I ' Y STATE. MARVIN COLLINS TELLS SEA YARN Describes Voyage to Small Islands Near Tasmania, Australia C L E A R L A K E--A trip to the Furneaux islands off the northeast' coast of Tasmania was described in a letter received Tuesday by the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas B. Collins, from their son. Marvin, who is on a cruise o£ many months to distant parts of the world in the "Henrietta," a 120 foot craft built in Essex, Mass., 23 years ago. The letter, written Jan. 31, arrived Tuesday and Mr. Collins i says: "We were forced to seek · shelter at Cowes, 60 miles from Melbourne, when a stiff gale from the southeast assailed us. While there I helped to rescue two 14-year old boys whose canoe had been capsized by a 'comber.' After jetting them into our boat \ve could not make it back to the ship against the tide and wind so headed for land and were carried a mile down shore before landing. They ran a great risk from sharks which are common in Australian waters. Set iMutton Birds "While waiting for the wind to i get right I went hunting and got two rabbits and a couple of Pacific gulls which one of the scientists with us mounted. We finally reached our port on Deal island and while the scientists went about their work I climbed a 1,000 foot mountain and obtained a wonderful view of islands, some 50 miles away, the Hagan group. Judgment Hacks, Kangaroo island, and others. I found two baby penguins, a dead seal and a box bearing the writing, 'Avril, 1938, Papeete, Tahiti,' which had washed ashore. "Leaving Deal island we visited Kangaroo, Flinders, Badcrs. Hummock and Goose islands. All were dry and rocky and covered with thousands of mutton birds which burrow in the ground like rabbits. Snakes were very common, i-ome extremely poisonous. On Hummock island there were wallabys. turkeys and peacocks. The turkeys are good eating. Saw Brush Fires '·Returning, we had excellent sailing, logging 100 sea miles in 12 hours. Arrived on Sunday, Jan. 29, crated Women's eiubs, and Mrs. B. H. Groen, Meservey, county chairman. Plans were made for the county convention to be held at the high school April 25 and for the "School for Brides" to be featured at the meeting. The school is under the direction of the American Home department of the federation. The Progress club is to be in charge of publicity. Co-hostesses for the courtesy were Mesdames Arvig Nelson, John Perkins, W. J. McGowan, Merrill Parks and John Hayes. Mrs. J. E. Brown assisted Wells in serving. Table appoint menta included cut {lowers lighted tapers. * * * MUSIC MOTHERS PLAN TO SELL TICKETS Plans to sell tickets for the at- participating. The king and queen were attended by Willis Cornstock and Miss Alma Smith respectively, receiving their crowns from them. The program opened with a parade of all students appearing on the program in costume. The high school band, directed by John Kopecky, played for the grand entry and for all events during the program. The flag was raised to the music of "The Star Spangled Banner" and this was followed by the coronation. Mrs. H. C. Anderson entertained the U. Y. B. Card club at her home Tuesday afternoon in place of Mrs. Will Scherf, who is ill. Mrs. Faye Mason and Mrs. Anderson were substitute players. Miss Esther Cobb, who was taken to Park hospital in Mason City Monday with a broken leg, is getting along very well. An x-ray revealed both bones broken just above the ankle. Enjoy lime sherbet from Perkins I dairy on SI. Patrick's day. ' James H. Donajdsoi), Minneapolis, Minn., spent the weekend visiting his sister, Mrs. William Henry. A brother-in-law, Clifford E. Lavendar, Newlon, who was in Mason City on business, also visited Mrs. Henry and daughters Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. IVltke re- lumed Sunday from a vacation trip to California. I xvish Jo thank the voters who supported me in the school elec- ing which was followed by 40 girls in mass calisthenics under the direction of Miss Peterson. tractions featured with the Jay j Miss Shirley Hess played "Rosa- Gould outdoor circus coming to Clear Lake for the opening of the season June 2, 3 and 4 were made at a meeting of the Music Mothers club held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. C. Branson. The club will also serve lunches at the schoolhouse for the sub- lie" as a vibraharp solo and 100 or more boys, directed, by Coach Chris Johnston, gave a series of calistheiiic exercises. Tile beginning tap dance class presented three numbers, a military tap, "Soldiers Brave," a sailor tap, "Row, Uovv, Row district' music contest to be held j Boat," and "Flirtation Tap." Cosin Clear Lake March 31 and April 1. Proceeds of $60 were turned in from the Community play night held Friday at the high school. Games were played and lunch was served with Mrs. Pierre McCoy, Mrs. Fred Fanlcell, Mrs. Fred Davis and Mrs. Hugh Sweeney assisting. A St. Patrick's theme was used. Mrs. T. G. Burns will be the April hostess. SIRS. T. L. SEAJIS ENTERTAINS CLUB Hi-Lo Bridge club met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. T. L. Sears with Mrs. F. G. Cookman, who is ill, the only absentee. Mrs. E. M. Duesenberg was substitute, Mrs. Frank Sheeny won high score prize and Mrs. Will Hofer, Jr., traveling prize. Refreshments were served. Mrs. Merle Scanlon will be the next hostess. turning added greatly to the effectiveness of this group. The boys' tumbling club, with Roger Jensen seeming more like a mascot than a member of the team and Kenneth Post as clown, gave »n interesting exhibition. Charles Adams doing fancy steps while walking on his hands was roundly applauded. Other members of the class are Billy Bickford, Luverne Sorenson, Gale Goranson, Charles Jorgenson, Alvin Nelson, Carl Richey, Maynard Thornbury and Calvin Wells. Sale Dates Claimed NOTICE: A list of Sale Dates Claimed is beln? p r i n t e d each Wednesdaj- on Hie Farm Page. There is no charge for this service to those advertising their public sales in the Globe-Gazette- and you ?.re invited to make use of it. Just mail the date of your sale, the time, place and your name to J. B. Scaton, care the Globe-Gazelle, Mason City, Iowa. March 16--12:30 p. m.--Ga.r- ncr Sales Co., Inc. Livestock Sale at Sales Pavilion at Highways Xo. 18 and 69. March 16--11:30 3. m.--Lund Sales Stables and Rendering Co., on Highway No. 18 east of Mason City. March 17--12:30 p. m.--Clear Lake Auction Co., Livestock Auction, located e a s t of Clear Lake on Highway 106. March 17--12:30 p. m.--Mar- ket Day Sale, K a n a w h a Sales Pavilion, Kaiuwha, Iowa. March 18--Marvel Sales Co., Livestock Auction, Webster City. Iowa. March 21--Marvel Sa.les Co., Horse and Mule Sale, Webster City, Ton a. March 22--Marvel Sales Co., Livestock Auction, Webster City, Iowa. Ma roll 2".--1 p. jn.--John Jin '"'c!i horsr- and calllc sale at Swatnlr.!;. Ora Baylcss auctioneer, Dr. A. A. Joslyn Learns of Mother's Death in Montana CLEAR LAKE--Dr. A. A. Joslyn received a message Wednesday morning telling of the death of his mother, Mrs. C. M. Joslyn, 77, at Lewistown. Mont., during the night. Mrs. Joslyn, who was spending the winter with two daughters there, had been ill but a short time. Her husband has been dead a few years. Dr. and Mrs. Joslyn plan lo go Friday to the family home, Platte. S. Dak., where the rites will be held Saturday. Play Volleyball Games of, volleyball by both boys' and girls' teams were followed by girls' tumbling acts, Miss Helen Menviii then played "Let Me Call You Sweetheart' and "Somewhere a Voice Is Calling" on tuned sleighbells with band accompaniment. A class in folk dancing, appropriately costumed, presented two Danish numbers, "Crested Hen' and "Little Man in a Fix," "Tan- toli," a Swedish number "Virginia Reel," American dance, and "Harvest Frolic," Russian step. Boy Scout troops No. 7 and No. 30 gave an example of tower building to add variety to the program after which a group of girl clowns entertained in a series of mirthful acts. Give Negro Tap For the advanced tap dance Remodeling of Surf Band Stage Begins CLEAR LAKE--Remodeling of the stage at the Surf ballroom began Wednesday and will be completed late Friday afternoon. so the consul was closed and the | Ernest Anderson is contractor on the job. Additional improvements are also planned for this spring and will be announced shortly, it was indicated Wednesday. next day was an Australian holiday so we could not get our mail until Tuesday. Will go to Hobart soon." In another letter written Jan. 11 at Melbourne, Mr. Collins tells of playing tennis at the Royal South Yarra Tennis club over Christmas week. He also said southern Australia suffered from lack of rain and brush fires were raging. Jan. j 10 was the hottest day in Aus- j tralinn history, the mercur\- regis- lering 114 degree?. Because of the fires 20 miles away smoke was so the Misses Bernice and Grace Sutcliffe did a "Negro Tap" in costume and the Misses Julia Ann Hofer and Helen King, dressed ii the style of the "gay 90's" danced "Bicycle Built for T\yo," Miss Patricia Hushaw presided at the piano for both tap and folk danc- ! ing. I The boys' tumbling class closec I the program with a performano ! on parallel and horizontal bar j which was strictly up to par even though much had gone before il Directors of the event wen Coach Chris Johnston, Dick Clau sen, assistant coach who an nounced the numbers., and Mis Virginia F. Auld, director ol girls physical education. Hoy Frenc' acted as staff manager and so di rected his. assistant managers properly men and electrician that the program went off with out a hitch. The advertising com mittee placed posters in prominen Wednesday--C. D. A., Mrs. Barry positions over town and brough Braheny. 319 East Benton street.! out .1 capacity audience to vie\ Park Chaater No. 35. O. E. S..! the exhibition. Masonic Temple. I The physical education depart Lenten Fellowship supper and | ment expresses appreciation to service, Methodist church. 6:30! the band and Mr. Kopecky for co- Cleor Lake Calendar after school. Games were played afterward. Mrs. Edwin Cudgel and son, Edwin Lynn, MarshalHown, are spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.. W. Sherman. New sport wool jackets S3.50 and S3.50. Oluf T. Hansen Co. Lois Moffetl, who has been sick with flu for the past two weeks, is better and back in school. Coach Chris Johnston, accompanied by Paul Anderson, John liesseger, Hyle Lowman and ames Kennedy, plans to attend le state basketball tournament at Des Moincs. Enroute Mr. Johnston vill leave his mother, Mrs. Anrew Johnston, who has been 'isiting at his home several weeks, it her" home in Ogden. C. "VV. Butts for well drillinr. lump, windmill repair. Ph. 606-W. Sf. Teresa's circle of the Catholic aid will meet Friday at the home of Mrs. Will Hofer instead Thursday afternoon as first ilanned. Park chapter of the O. E. S. will icld a box supper at Masonic tem- Jle Friday evening. The public is invited to attend. Each woman is asked io bring a box containing lunch for two. The boxes will be auctioned off. Mrs. H. E. Freeman, Mrs. Roy Peterson and Ira W. Jones are the committee. tTnfurn. apt. for rent. Call 307. Townsend club will meet at the William Proctor home Friday evening. Pythian Sisters will meet Thursday evening at I. O. O. F. hall for a 6:30 o'clock dinner served by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnson Mr and Mrs. C. A. Knutson and Mr and Mrs. B. C. Myhr. Initiation will be held during the temple "ession. Mrs. M. L. Nutly will entcrlaln circle No. I of the Methodist aid at her home Friday afternoon with Mrs. Holden Nelson and Miss Esther Tesene assisting. Mrs. W. R. ICimc will be hostess to circle No. 2 and Mrs. James Bailey to circle No. 3. See the Shair, Big Apple, Susic- Q performed on Wed.. Thurs., Fri., Sat. at Clear Lake Golf club by a former sheep wrestler. Bill Furrow, and Mary Gammcl. teamed recently at Billy Hose's Casa Manana on Broadway and in Warner Brothers' movie shorts. They're big time! Mrs. Ernest Carr is ill with flu. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Black entertained the Double Dozen club at dinner Saturday evening. Oliver Brager, who has been 111 with flu. is able to be up again. Mrs. Brager has also been ill and HOLD RITES FOR J. H, WOODSTOCK Jewelry Merchant Member of Knights Pythias 65 Years CLEAR LAKE--Funeral services for James H. Woodstock, 88, who died at his home, 418 South Second street, Tuesday night, were held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. J. R. Tumbleson, Eagle Grove, former Clear Lake pastor, assisted by the Rev. Thomas B. Collins, present pastor, conducted the rites. Williams funeral home made the arrangements and burial was in Clear Lake cemetery. Pallbearers were J. C. Davenport, C. E. Geist, H. N. Halvorson, Dr. F. L. Knutson. John W. Cole and C. F. Crane. Members of the Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sister orders attended the services in a body. Born In New York A quartet, Fred Martin, William Madsen, Willis Miller and Roy Hoit, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me." Mrs. Harry Mason accompanied and also played "Going Home" at the close. Mrs. H. N. Halvorson and Mrs. J. M. Hefner arranged the flowers. Mr. Woodstock was born at Putnam, N. Y., May 11, 1350, and came to Iowa City, March 1, 1872, where he was employed by a wholesale jeweler. Later he came to Clear Lake and opened a retail jewelry store which he sold to Dr. F. L. Knutson in 1919 after rounding out 55 years in the jewelry business. Had Two Granddaughters On Sept. 8, 1875, he was married to Miss Nellie McLaughlin and to them two children were born. A daughter died in infancy and a son, Everett, after he grew to manhood. Mrs. Woodstock died June 18, 1883. Mr. Woodstock married Miss Belle Lewis Sept. 28, 1893, and they had one son, Lewis, who with his mother, survives. There also are two granddaughters, Rose Marie and Jane Woodstock, Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Woodstock was a member of the Knights of Pythias lor 65 years and. also of the Methodist church, serving as Sunday school superintendent many years. Mother Honored by Sons, Daughters on Anniversary CLEAR LAKE--Mrs. P. J. Pederson. East Main street, was happily surprised Tuesday afternoon when all her children and families arrived to assist in the celebration of her birthday anniversary. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Byam and two children, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Pederson and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Elesson, and son, Dickie, Osagc; and Mr. and Mrs. William Walters and Maxine and Roger Walters and Russell Bistline, Mason City. A picnic dinner, including birthday cake was served. Mrs. Pederson received a number of gifts. * » * MRS. CORA HILL IS CLUB HOSTESS Mrs. Cora Hill entertained members of Laf-a-Lot club Tuesday afternoon in honor of her birthday anniversary. Guests were Mrs. Carrie Zirbel, Mrs. Jesse Prcscott and Mrs. Bert Prescott. A picnic lunch was served and Mrs. Hill received a number of gifts. Mrs. Leonard Cash will be the next hostess. is not very well yet. Mrs. Lewis Woodstock and o'clock. I operating in the program and thick in Melbourne that it was j Thursday--Rotary club, Congre-' thanks all who assisted in making impossible to distinguish an object a block distant. Use English Money Clippings from Australian news- j papers enclosed with the letters are interesting in their contrast with American papers. The style [ and makeup are strange and i prices found in advertisements are given in English money, shillings and pence. I The Henrietta, captained by Bailey M. Sawyer, had been out from the United States 18 months when she reached Australia. Plans are for two years more of cruising before return to American waters. Enroute they had visited Bermuda. Brazil, Magellan straits, Tierra del Fuego. Patagonia. Chile, and several remote Pacific islands. The schooner, one of those filmed in "Captains Courageous," is built of solid oak and was used for 20 years as a Grand Banks fishing craft off Newfoundland. gational church, 6:30 o'clock. · the event a success. Do Your Bit club, Mrs. George ] Jamison., day meeting. i Lake View club. Mrs. Roger | Nelson. 300 South Oak street,] 1:30 o'clock. ! Catholic Ladies aid. St. Palrick's church parlor.-. 2:30: o'clock. Chivalric lodge No. 82, Knights of Pythias, I. O. O. F. hall, 81 o'clock. ' St. Margaret's Guild. Mrs. John ! W. Cole, 407 South Second street. | Crescent club, Mrs. Edward Huntting, 512 North Fifth street. Pythian Sisters. I. O. O. F. hall. P. JORGENSON, 87, DIES AT LAKE Survived by Three Sons; Funeral To Be Friday CLEAR LAKE--Peter Jorgenson, 87. died at the home of his son. John Jorgenson. 501 North ,. - ,, ,, . , . , Center street, at 2:-10 o'clock Wed- dinner. 6:30 o clock, temple, 8 j nc sday morning. He had been fail- o'clock. j ing in health for some months but daughter, Rose Marie, arrived Tuesday afternoon from Minneapolis, Minn, to be present at the funeral services for Mr. Woodstock's father. J. H. Woodstock, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Woodstock and dauchter. Jane, were already here. Mrs. Frank Jones, sister of Mrs. Woodstock, Sr. cama from Sioux Falls, S. Dak., Tuesday evening. Sirs. Slahlon Hintxman will lead devotions and Mrs. John Kopecky and Mrs. Warren Duesenberg will be co-hostesses for circle No. 6 of the Methodist aid which meets Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Merle Grodland. I Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Scanlon have ] moved from Cedar Falls to 203 ! North Second street to make their I home. Mr. Scanlon is sales representative for the John Deere Plow company. Sir. and Mrs. Russell Arthur. Mrs. Floyd Kimball and Mrs. Ralph Conklin spent Tuesday in Des Moines. Mrs. Bruce McKcan has received news of serious injuries to her brother. James McLaughlin, in a railroad accident in Xew Clear Lake Congratulates-Jack Hughes, whose birthday anniversary was March 15. Edwin L. Secory, 810 South Third street, whose birthday anniversary was March 15. Con;riluUlloni Items ire news bene* Ihey ire pabMihed without chirre. If possible please phone yoor Items to 223 tbc day before pttDHejitiQn. Visit at Des Moines CORWITH -- Mr. and Mrs. J. Worth Miller and son, Max. spent the weekend in Dos Moines and with relatives in Indianola. Miss Margaret Hanbury accompanied them and visilcd her parents in Des Moines. c }TM le ' . Z j 0 , n Lutheran j was confined to his bed out a j Mexico on March 10. Both legs ' a n d one arm were amputated. He is an ex-service man. Community Bible study will be held at the home of Mrs. Mamie aid. Mrs. John Ashland. Community Bible study. short time. Mrs. j Funeral services will be held Mamie Doucher, 307 Clara street, j Friday afternoon at Williams fu- 2:30 o'clock. Linger Longer club, Mrs. August Bilker. 611 Emerson street. Cerro Gordo Rural W. C. T. U., neral home at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Clear Lake cemetery. Mr. Jorgenson is survived by three sons, Andrew. John and Art. Mrs. Ira Shields, day meeting. ! an d a daughter, Mrs. Lon Fox. all' : of Clear Lake, three grandchil- at the home of Mrs. F. G. Cookman. Progress club, which was io meet March 20 at the home of Mrs. B. H. Matthews, has been postponed until March 30. Mrs. Edith Naylor will lead the lesson on "Legends of Our Country." Miss Betty Kinp, who has been ill with flu several days, is still in bed. Her mother, Mrs. O. J. King, is now able 16 be up. Dale Patfschull and Keith Rtfb- inson were given first degree work at a special meeting of Verity lodge No. 250, A. F. and A. M Tuesday evening. J. P. Hughs received a. message Tuesday telling of the death ot his father, the Rev. John R. Hughs, at Long Beach. Cal. The funeral will be held there Friday afternoon- Mrs. Hughs, Sr., will not be able to attend the rites because of injuries received in a taxi-interurban accident which Doucher, 307 Clara street. Thurs- | occurred after the death of her day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. husband. The meeting of the Twentieth I Mrs. Frank Trajrcr was inltiat- Century club scheduled at the . ed to membership in Tina Re! home of Mrs. H. H. Crane for ' bckah lodge at a meeting held at ' I. O. O. F. hall Tuesday evening with 23 guests from Sheffield and The amateur football "business" dren and five great grandchil- j Thursday has been postponed in Texas, including college?, is cs i dren. Mrs. Jorgcnaon died seven j until March 30. ._ 0 _ _ .,, ,,._ Umated to have an annual worth : years ago since when he had lived ! SI. Francis' circle of the C'atho- j one from Hampton present. Re- of 85,000,000. 1 with his son. ilic Aid will meet Friday afternoon frcshments were served.

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