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April 8, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

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TWENTY-TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 8 1936 FAVORS BREAKUP OFM.ANDST.L Barringer Says Minneapolis to Albert Lea Service Would Be Improved. MINNEAPOLIS, W~ John W. Barringer, III, of the Reconstruction! Finance corporation's railroad division, testified at a hearing Wednesday tba.t dismemberment of the Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad would improve service along the line from Minneapolis to Albert Lea and Peoria, 111. Barringer was on the stand for the third day in the interstate commerce commission hearing on the proposal of seven larger railroads to purchase and split up the M. and St. j L., xvhich now is in receivership. | The main points of his discussion | in favor of the proposal were that: The Albert Lea portion of the Minneapolis and St. Louis line would be taken over by the Illinois Central and North Western railroads, with the Illinois Central the actual operator. Could Be Impro\ed. Through the financial resources of the Illinois Central, the present Minneapolis St. Louis properties could be improved to furnish both modern freight and passenger service to Minneapolis. The Illinois Central would establish a. terminal in Minneapolis, which would mean passengers would have better service than they BOW have, while freight traffic would be speeded up. To a question by S. W. Carr of Aberdeen, S. Dak., representative of the Aberdeen and Watertown, S. Dak., chambers of commerce, Barringer admitted other railroads would be deprived of the freight tonnage that would go to the Illinois Central. But, he added, the same thing would result if the Minneapolis and St. Louis could be Improved to the point where it could handle additional freight. Track Repairs Needed. He also pointed out that the road would have to spend 52.000,000 to bring its track to standard. A considerable amount also would have to be spent on the South Dakota portion of the roadbed, he said. While this testimony was being given it was reported from Springfield, HI., that the Illinois commerce commission had prepared a protest to the Burlington road's proposal to assume control Of 135 miles of the Minneapolis St. Louis trackage in Illinois. The commission's opposition was based on the claim that the consolidation would result in reduced employment. 12AH1D IN TROE BILLS 6 Men Indicaed in Alleged Liquor Tax Conspiracy at Clinton. D WENPORT, W--Indictment of six men in an alleged Clinton conspiracy to evade payment of federal liquor stamp taxes and defraud the government featured the first and final report of the U. S. district court grand' jury, in which true hills were returned against 12 defendants. The six arraigned Wednesday at- ternoon before Judge Charles A. Dewey, are Francis H. Macey, Robert F.. and Harold L. Proost, Leo Hosp and Harold Shaw. Named in another of four indictments were Paul K. Norman, H. W. Chandler, LeRoy Mickle and William Will'ey. all in jail in Des Moines for the theft of six mail sacks at Ames and the rifling of two about six weeks ago. Have Signed Confessions. C. I. Level, assistant U. S. attorney, said that they have signet xvritten confessions and will pleac guilty in Des Moines. to receive their sentences when Judge Dewey returns there. The court set bonds at $5,000 for each after Level described them as "all third and fourth offenders.' He said they stole four sacks of mail, rifled two of them, and then returned for two more when they were caught. George Schmidt of Muscatine, indicted 'for a liquor law violation was fined S250 when he pleaded guilty at an immediate arraignment He was given until Friday to pay his fine. "Dead and Insane." The fourth true bill was renderec against Harold Samuels, arrestei Jan. 13, 1936, for operation of a still at Keokuk, and the prosecution will be conducted in that division He is at liberty under $1,000 bond Although the Clinton liquor ta conspiracy charges developed tin major case to issue from the gram jury room, Assistant U. S. Attorney Level revealed that "a dead man and an insane man caused the ses sion to be held." He referred to the cases of Henry G. Thompson, Davenport veterin arian, arrested and held unde S4,000 .bond for sale of narcotics whose case was continued becaus he is awaiting removal to Mt Pleasant state hospital following hearing about a week ago befor Scott county sanity commission and of Jesse Sharp, charged witi rifling mail in Clinton, who com mitted suicide March 5, 1936, afte arrangements had been made take his case before the grand jury "No Bills" Returned. "No bills" were returned by th grand jury in the proceeding against Sharp, and in those agains John Carter and Robert W. Rise o Davenport and Thomas E. Mauk Graveled Road To Nearly Every Farm House T*T The above map shows why Cerro Gordo county is on the map in the construction of farm to market roads. With the heavier lines showing the pavements und the lighter lines, graveled highways, the map gives an indication of how improved roads penetrate to every section of the county. The map shows 584 miles of graveled roads in the county. The completion of the 1936 program will bring 90 per cent of the farm houses in the county next to a graveled highway. Cerro Gordo County Supervisors to Let Grading, Gravel Contracts Thursday Farm 'to Market Road* Construction is Continuing. and Leo McNulty of Clinton, all "harged with minor liquor tax law .delations. The Clinton conspiracy case devel- ped following the arrest of the 'roosts Feb. 2, 1936, when they ?ere said to have had 60 gallons of ;quor in unstamped containers in n automobile north of Clinton. The ess important transportation harges filed after their arrest will ot be prosecuted in view of the onspiracy indictment. "hree Boys Admit Stealing Gas and Oil for Trip to Sioux City. Three boys were being held by ocal police for Sheriff Walter Leskowitz of Waukesha county, tVis., who will take them back to 'ace charges of breaking and entering. The boys, Leonard W. Christiansen, 19, Lloyd Schultz, 18, and David J. Adams 18, were arrested at 904 Pennsylvania avenue southeast Tuesday for .investiga- ion. The trio was driving a 1929 Chevrolet coupe and had been sy- phoning gasoline from cars. Twenty-one quart cans and a five gallon can of motor oil were found in the car, besides five flashlights, a portable Remington typewriter, a pair of field glasses, a Brownie camera and a trick umbrella, besides a trunk of clothes. The boys admitted breaking into a warehouse at Pewaukee, Wis, and stealing 24 gallons of oil. They were enroute to Sioux City. Contracts for 43.1 miles of grading and 24 miles of graveling will let by the Cerro Gordo county board of supervisors Thursday afternoon, April 9, at 1:30 o'clock. The resurfacing project will involve the stripping- of 10,900 yards of earth from the gravel pit, preparing 26,675 yards of gravel to be iauled one mile and 166,300 yards for a half mile haul. To Start Program. The letting of these contracts will start the county on its spring road rogram. The contracts at this let- ing will specify work is to start "May 1, hut if weather is favorable t is likely that construction will get ander way in April. Later in the season there will be another letting for 46 miles more of graveling and a few miles of grad- ng. Sixty-eight miles of roaas in the county will be improved, ac- :ording to the 1936 program of the county under the supervision of R. E. Robertson, county engineer. 584 Miles Built. This program will go further toward establishing farm to market roads for nearly every farmer in the county. At the present time there 'are 584 miles of graveled farm to market roads in the county. The completion of the 1936 program will bring the number of farm homes adjacent to improved highways close to the 90 per cent mark and bring the total of mileage to 652. The graveled highways are in unusually good condition this spring Equipment has been out for several weeks keeping them smooth and in j excellent condition for travel. Some construction is getting under way on the erection of bridges in the county. The ability to live without work always has appeared to be a gift. but only in recent years has it become the gift of the government.-Kube, in Linn, Kans., Record. EL PLAY DESOTO IN 1936 Airstream and Airflow III to Be Shown During Auto Exhibition. Jewel Motors, Inc., 10 Fourth street northeast, is the local disrti- butor for the DcSoto automobile and will have 1936 models of the airflow and airstream DeSoto on display at its showrooms Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the duration of the auto show. The new custom airstream DeSoto belies its appearance for although it is a low priced car it has the looks of an imported automobile and is one of the smartest of autos in the industry today. From its massive rounded radiator to sleekly-skirted rear wheels, DeSoto is daringly new and different. Style features you never saw before. Interiors sinfully extravagant. No other car at anywhere near this price offers such luxury and beauty. It is also one of the most powerful cars on the road. Tested in Sea of Mud. Where are these DeSotos tested? It's in a desolate sea of soft saud, full of ruts, railroad ties, mudholes two feet deep. You'd think the only thing that could stand being driven over that would be an army tank. You hear a shout and down the ramp comes a brand new DeSoto. At breakneck speed it plunges into "Hell's Half-Acre" -- burying its nose into mud--then is tossed into the air by obstacles. Wham! The driver has deliberately locked the wheels and the car with a sickening thud rolls over--and over--and over. Withstands Punishment. Anybody hurt? No--the testers right the car and calmly drive it away. You'll never punish your DeSoto like that in a million years but each car receives such a test before being put on the market in order to insure each prospective purchaser of the ultimate in safety when he drives his DeSoto. Airflow HI is completely custom designed -- inside and out -- from glistening radiator grille to teardrop rear lights. Over-sized French roll cushions, louvres, foot rest, assist cord, ash trays . . . every detail is exquisitely conceived arid masterfully assembled. If you thrill to the elusive mystery of a sweeping curve, to motion as effortless as the ballet . . . then New 1936 Terraplane Sedan The Terraplane sedan, one of the roomiest cars i n the lowest price senger ividlh in both the trout and rear seats. It will be displayed at as the auto show opens Thursday. field. This car lias full threc-pas- llie Tom Summerhays garage here Airflow Ill's melting tones and gracefulness of Ime are meant for Hudson Dealer Schoolhouse Robbery S e r i e s Is Confessed by Man Held at Ames AMES, (IP)--Police Chief W. J. Cure reported Wednesday that a man who said he was Riley Dugan. 23, of Deer River, Minn., following his arrest here'in a truck stolen at Jefferson, confessed a series of schoolhouse robberies in Iowa and Minnesota. Chief cure said Dugan admitted his latest robbery occurred at Grand Junction, where he broke into the high school building and stole three typewriters early Tuesday. The typewriters, the chief said, were found hidden behind a private garage here. Dugan said most of his loot consisted of musical instrumets. Dugan was turned over to Jefferson county officers on a truck theft charge. Wilson Quits Clinton Post to Become City Engineer in Waterloo CLINTON, (Ji-V-C. T. Wilson, Clinton county WPA resident engineer since 1934, announced his resignation Wednesday to accept the position of city engineer in Waterloo. Wilson's home city is Waterloo. His successor has not been named. Tom Summerhays has the Hudson agency lor Mason City and will have several ol the latest models of the cur on display at his garage, 120 Delaware avenue northeast, as his part in the auto show. Woman Who Suffered From Burns Succumbs DES MOINES, -B--Mrs. Carolyn Olmsted, 33. critically burnsd March 22 when an anti-frceze sou- tion stored near the furnace in her home burst into flames, died Wednesday in Iowa Methodist hospital. Her husband and one son survive. Ethiopia Reports That Dessye Was Bombed by 7 Italian Planes ADDIS ABABA, CT--Seven Italian airplanes were reported by the Ethiopian government to have bombed Dessye Wednesday morning. The same report said one of the planes started for Addis Ababa but returned to the north after reconnoitering over Scb.ola.meda. The report that the bomber was headed for the capital precipitated a general exodus of non-combatants. Donald Kay Services to Be Friday Morning Donald Anthony Kay, eight months old infant of Mr. and Mrs. James Kay. 24 Fourteenth street northeast, died at a local hospital about 3:05 o'clock Wednesday morning following an illness of two days. The child was born at Mason City Aug. 7, 1935. Surviving . the child are the parents and one sister, Josephine, 11, and one brother, James, 6. The body will be taken to the home Thursday afternoon from the Patterson funeral home. Services will be held at the residence Friday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. R. P. Murphy, pastor of the Holy Family church, in charge of services. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. Florence Loftus has returned from Chicago, where she has been purchasing for the Loftus Shop. Cedar Falls Gun Club to Begin Construction . of Its New Clubhouse CEDAR FALLS, (JP)--Construction' of a second clubhouse for Cedar Falls Gun club on its 20 acre grounds five miles north of town on highway 218 will begin soon under contract let to the Cedar Lumber company here. The present clubhouse, a smaller building, will be used in the winter and for other shoots where attendance may be limited, and at bigger shoots will be available for use as a cashier's cage. The club is preparing for northeast Iowa zone shoot which is scheduled to be held here July 19, one of the largest and most important of several competitions in the state. the Several Are Entertained at Boy's Birthday Party i At the party on the third birthday of Douglas Wade Files at the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Flies, southeast of Mason City, guests present includrd Mrs. Fred Jackson and children. Billie and Jerry; Mrs. E. J. Jensen and son, Jewel; Mrs. Erwin Fisher and son. Darrel: Charles Swift. Miss Edith Furleigh. Raymond and Shirley Richardson, Mrs. C. W. Files and Mrs. E. J. Wenrich, grandmothers of the honoree. all of Mason City. Out-of-town guests were Mrs. Art Houghtaling and daughters, Lois and Mary Alice, of Nora Springs and Mrs. Herbert Christiansen of Storm Lake. Decorations were carried put in animal circus style of red and blue. Roosevelt Transfer of Shipping Board's P T nwpvs I ^ \J VV \*L 3 AO NEW YORK, LlJ--President Roosevelt's order delegating certain powers formerly exercised by the shipping board to the department of commerce was unanimously upheld Wednesday by a special statutory court. It was composed of Judge Harris E. Chase of the U. S. circuit court of appeals and Judges William Bondy and Robert P. Patterson of the district court. Emmetsburg Teachers j Get 7 Per Cent Raise | j EMMF/TSBURG -- Emmetsburg i public school teachers have been reelected for 1936-37 with a 7 per cent salary increase. Last year, instructors were given an 8 per cent raise but the wage scale is still below the salaries paid here a few years ago, it was revealed. Supt. Roy Newell was re-elected head of the grade, high school' and junior college department. i. OU who will buy new tars in 1936 arc indeed fortunate. No matter which price field you turn to, you will find excellent cars to choose from. There never was a time when the automobile buyer was offered so much for his money. Yet Packard, a company that for 55 years has been known for conservative statement, today issues this sincere invitation . .. Match Packard 120 against the field. We believe you owe it to yourself to make this comparison, regardless of the price of the car you are now contemplating. It is good business. It is the only sure way to discover for yourself which of the year's many fine motor cars offers you the greatest dollar for dollar value. AG/UNST THE LOW-PRICE RRD // you doubt the wisdom ot spending a little more for the Packard"l2p's more agile performance, immeasurably better ride, greater comfort and longer life --both style and mechanical--let the car itself dispel those doubts forever. AGAINST THE MEDIUM-PRICE FIELD If you think that all cars in the Packard 120's own price class are about equal, inspect the newPackard 120 andseewhat a difference 35 -years of_fine- car manufacturing experience makes. The Free State government will offer $9,350,000 for the relief of local taxes on agricultural land. Ranch Grows HIIRO Turnips. MADERA, Cal.. (UP)--The Ferry Hilton ranch near here is growing turnips that average 26 pounds each. They are reported to be delicious although no one has yet sue- seeded in eating an entire turnip. AND SO EASY TO BUY The ntv Packard 120 h within the financial reach of almost everyone who will buy = new 1936 CM. If your old car is of avcrapc value. ;r should cover the down payment on a ?c ,v Packard 120.. And Packard s P a y m c n t - o u t - o f - I n c o m c P l a n i s one of the most liber Got the facts -- then drive this great car. .. al in the industrs. AGAINST THE HIGHER-PRICE FIELD If you think you. need pay sev- cralhundreddollarsmorethan the price of a Packard 120 to get truly fine-car safety and luxury, spend half an hour in the new Packard 120. THIS -- O N L Y IN P A C K A R D Packard builds every one of its cars with the expectation that its owner will want to keep it at least 5 years. You can do this not only because the cat remains mechanically good, but because it remains in style. With its distinguished lines--lines accepted as smart the world around -- Packard docs not have to make ob- solcting yearly style changes. That is why Packard is the one 1936 car on the roads today that you can recognize. A S K T H E M A N W H O O W N S O N E 120 NORTH DELAWARE AVE. PACKARD DEALER PHONE 1212

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