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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 9, 1936
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FOUR MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 9 1936 SYLVIA SIDNEY GIVEN DIVORCE Brunei Film Actress Says Cerf Objected to Time , Spent on Career. LOS ANGELES, Jft--Sylvia Sidney, brunet film actress, won an uncontested divorce 'decree Thursday f r o m Bennett C e r f , New York publisher. She testified that he quarreled with her over the time she gave to her picture career. S h e appeared in Superior Judge Harry R. Archbald's courtroom several minutes before the time set for the hearing, a n d waited with her lawyers ISVTJVIASIDNBV a n d two wit- Besses, Bert AUenbergr and Madeleine La Sesme, a maid. Miss Sidney testified in a low voice. , She said that before her marriage to Cerf Oct. 1, 1935, after an airplane elopement to Phoenix, Ariz., he had agreed that she might continue on her film work. He quarreled with her after the ceremony, and these quarrels finally led -to their separation Jan. 2, 1936, the actress said. Witnesses corroborated her testimony that she became irritable and nervous and- that this affected her ·work. iTwo New Teachers Named By Wesley School Board WESLEY--Miss Alvina Johnson of Story City has been named by the local school board to teach fourth to sixth grades next year. She will also have charge of high school music. Miss Fritz of the Iowa State Teachers college of Cedar Falls will teach in the primary grades. Both have signed contracts. The commercial instructor is yet to be hired. Ottumwa, Iowa City Utility Management Changes Made Known OTTUMWA, C£) _ Management changes involving utility compan-' ies in Ottumwa, Jowa City, La Porte, Ind., and Kansas City, Mo., were made known here Thursday. Roscoe E. Taylor, general manager of ;the Ottumwa Gas company and prominent civic'leader, will .go to Iowa City about May 3, to become vice president and general manager -of the Iowa Laght and Power com' pany. Taylor will succeed Joseph R Porter, Jr., who goes from Iowa City to the Kansas City Power and Light company to become a vice president in. charge of sales. To the Ottumwa position, about April 16, will corne George G. Holmes, who has been general superintendent of the La Porte Gas .and Electric company. ONE SWIFT AND SAFE PRESCRIPTION FOR RHEUMATISM One supremely good prescription for rheumatism, sciatica, neuritis and lumbago--when caused or aggravated by excess uric acid--and most of it is--is well and favorably known to live pharmacists all over America. Just ask for S ounces Al- lenru prescription and take as directed--it is swift and safe--often the pain and agony leave in 48 hours. Costs about 85c. Cut this out and save it. Home Town Puzzled Over Speedy Rise of Clements, Townsend Plan "Brains Surprised by Power Suddenly Gained by Realtor. How did R. K. Clements skyrocket to become co-founder of the Townsend Old Age Pension organization? Here Is a hometown view of the man who recently resigned as secretary of the organization' and who has been testifying before a congressional investigating committee.) By W. W. FERGUSON Central Press Correspondent. LONG'BEACH, Cal.--Long Beach believes that a home town boy who makes good should be .given full credit for his industry and preser- verance. But Long Beach does not quite understand the meteoric rise of Robert Earl Clements, who became co-founder and secretary of the Townsend Old Age Revolving Pension organization. His recent resignation, following his split with Dr. F. E. Townsend, and his testimony before a congressional investigating, committee of huge sums pouring in, have caused the home town folk to "sit up" and take stock of- this man on the "front pages" who sold his interest in the organization for 550,000 aside from his interest in" the Townsend National Weekly. Came From Texas. When Earl, came to Long Beach with his parents from Fort Worth, Tex., in 1913, he was a gangling, sunburned Texas youth. His father, William R. Clements, who had a little money left from Texas "deals," set up a small real estate office and installed the boy-then just 18--as his assistant. California was growing rapidly at that time, and the elder Clements prospered mildly. He built the family home at 248 Lindero avenue in Long Beach--a "dead end" palm lined street three blocks from the beach. This house--a low, green structure of the type known as an "airplane bungalow"--still is occupied by the Clements family. During the post-war period of prosperity, the elder Clements made a good living, but did not get rich. His friends said he was too honest, Later, the depression, hitting the just as well as the unjust, made a big dent in the Clements fortune. Unsuccessful Venture. With two associates, young Clements then promoted Midway City, a suburban residence tract south of Long Beach. They lost money. Unable to pay his rent, Clements moved his d:~k into the office of L Roy Myers, and there, at 241 East Third street, the phenomenal Townsend movement was born. Dr. Francis E. Townsend, who formerly had been connected with the city; health department,"tot who at the time .wasn't, doing .much ; .of anything, burst into Myers' 'office, R. E. Clements . . . from real estate agent to co-organizer of the Townsend organization, who sold his interest for $50,000 when he resigned recently. Torn the monlti of waiting into eue ami comfort Y OU can now avoid xuinecessary pain and after regrets by preparing your body.. tor that dear baby's coming; A massage medium and skin lubricant, called Mother's Friend, helpa to relieve and prevent skin tightness . .. abdominal tissue breaks . . . dry skin ,". . caked breasts . . . after delivery ·wrinkles. Mothers Friend refreshes and tones the skin, tissues and muscles. It makes them supple, pliant and elastic. 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Large Selection Scores of designs at prices that will save you moneyl MONTGOMERY WARD 102-4-6 Sonth Federal Ave. Telephone 57 and said to his friend, Clements: "Ea~' I've got it; It's the one thing uat will save the country and make everybody happy!" "It," of course, was the "revolving" pension scheme, and Clements got busy. In a few days, so many old people were flocking to the office with their dimes and quarters, that there wasn't ajiy room for the insurance and real estate business of Myers..Whereupon Myers requested the pensioon promoters to move out. Traditional Account. Then Earl is reputed to have said to his friends: "You string along with me, and we'll all get rich!" This remark, now well established as Long Beach tradition, has been Natural Leaders Mas, Any Easter Parade ... W a r s · Leaders in Value · Leaders in Looks · Leaders in Wear And they're leaders, simply because they're better! 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Most Townseud club members have regarded Clements as the "brains" of the organization. They believe that Dr. Townsend is 'the heart and soul" of the movement, but that Clements ia the man who made the machine click. Opponents' View. But people who believe the Townsend movement is just a scheme to snare the dimes and quarters of old people by seUing them false hopes and gaudy dreams that are doomed to fade, have another opinion of Earl Clements. They don't believe he is like the home town boy who made good, by industry and perseverance. They believe, on the contrary, he has- made a mistake--and that the congressional investigation may prove how much of a mistake. Engen Named Marshal at Wesley by Town Council WESLEY--H. P. Engen has been named city marshal, street commissioner and water superintendent by the new mayor, L. L. Pfeffer, and the council. Mr. Engen replaces Carl Johnson who has served a number of years. William Stehn, Fanner Near Norfchwood, Dies; Funeral to Be Friday STACYVILLE--H. H. Stehn received word of the death of his brother, William Stehn, 69, farmer near Northwood. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 at the house. He is survived by his wife and six children, Peter, Leslie, Fred, Walter and Mrs. Homer Kruse, Mrs. Ronald Sealer, and three grandchildren. Burial will be In the Northwood cemetery. Six brothers, Alfred, George and. August Stehn of Carpenter, Herman Stehn of Stacyville, Louis of Marshalltown, Ernest of California, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Dobson of Marshalltown, also survive. Have Your . . . Wedding picture made here, at your home, or at the reception hall. R U S S E L L PHOTO STUDIO PHONE 2272 NEXT J. C PENNEY CO. CCC Lieutenant Warns Boys and Misses Tram WATERLOO, (UP)--Two trains packed with 702 Civilian Conservation corps boys stopped here briefly. Lieut. Robert Hendry of New Jersey cautioned the boys to be back in time when the train pulled out. 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