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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, March 5, 1937
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EIGHT MASON.C1TY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 5 · 1937 RIVER COUNTIES FIGHT ROAN ACT 9 House Members Opposi Liquor by Drink Bill in Present Form. By GEOKGE MILLS (Iowa. Daily Press Bureau) DES MOINES--Representatives from the so-called wet "rivei counties" are marshaling forces in the Iowa house against the Roan liquor by-the-drink bill. An Iowa Daily Press association survey of lower house legislators from the river counties revealed nine .opposed to the bill in its present form against two in favor of it. Three others were undecided. Representatives against the bill, chiefly because it contains a local option clause/were as follows: Walter Dietz and Frank Engel, Scott county; P. C. Rasmussen and Ernest L; Currie, Pottawattamie; J. W. Moore, Woodbury; Eugene H. Reilly and John Ryder, Dubuque; and William N. Judd and Harry F. Bulow, Clinton. Roan Bill's Author. Those favoring .it were Phil Roan ot Fort Madison, author of the bil! and F. A. Latchaw of Muscatine. Undecided as yet because they wanted more time to study the measure were Mrs. Fran!; Elliott of Woodbury county, John R. Irwin of Lee county, and Bert E. Dodds of Des Moines county. The poll was limited to representatives from the more populous river counties. Without the wholehearted support o£ these representatives, it is generally conceded that any bill which seeks to liberalize the state liquor laws will have tough sledding in the house. Sentiment among the legislators from the interior counties tends to lean towards the dry side. The "local option" clause'upon which the opposition centered would permit citizens of communities to decide at the polls whether they wanted liquor-by- the-drink. Step Toward Prohibition. Since the drys have been advocating local option in the legislature, the polled legislators called the inclusion of the principle in the bill a "first step in an effort to bring back prohibition." . Representative Rasmiissen also opposed the local option angle because "you don't have to buy liquor if you don't want it. Then why keep the other fellow from buying it?" Representative Engel called the bill a "masterpiece of with throat-soothing ingredients of Vicks VapoRub. VICKS COUGH DROP legislation created to dry up Iowa." Representative M o o r e of Woodbury said he would file an amendment as soon as the bill appeared on the calendar, striking out the local option clause. Representatives Bulow and Judd declared they are not satisfied with the bill and both indicated the local option angle was the "catch" in the measure. Representative Reilly said he has 11 amendments to file wbeX the bill appears on the floor. He said n large delegation .of Dubuque tavern keepers would call on the legislature sometime this week in protest against the bill. Wants Local Option. "You cannot get a liquor-by- the-rirink bill through this house without a local option clause," Roan declared when given .the result of the poll. The prospect, however, did not appear to bother, the river county representatives. Several of them indicated that, since they now have liquor-by- the-drink anyway, the present status quo was all right with them. The fact that liquor-by-the- drink now exists in many it not all the larger river cities without various limitations and :regulations such as the Roan bill would provide is one point in the opposition of these legislators to the measure. Engel .indicated that a liquor bill "for which any wet can. vote" probably will be introduced before the session ends. Will Patterson, 70, Lifelong Resident of Cresco, Is Dead CRSSCO--Will J. Patterson, 70, died at Mercy hospital, Cresco Thursday morning following brief illness. He had lived his entire life in this community and was unmarried. For more than 25 years he had serveJ as rural letter carrier and had retired on pension just a few years ago. · During iiis youngfei; days, he was a well known tenor singer and sang in the Methodist choir here for about 45 years. He is survived by four brothers, WiJ- bur, Arthur, Joseph, and an invalid brother, Harry, whom he cared for since the death of his parents. Funeral services are planned to be held in the Methodist church Saturday afternoon, with burial at Nev.' Oregon cemetery, three miles south ot Cresco. His pastor, the Rev. W. M. Mitchell, and a former pastor, the Rev. John Gammons, will officiate. Vo Opposition Seen in Forest City School Vote FOREST CITY--The first school election in several years without a contest appeared to be in sight or Forest City Monday. ., P. G. Closter is unopposed as a candidate r to~sUccee~d himself for ·-a .one year term and O.' A. Hanseri is not ipposed for the three year term. Henry Gjellefald is the only can- lidate for school district treasurer. The three men now hold the offices fqr which they are candi- lates for re-election. ACTION ON BILLS IN STATE LEGISLATURE DES MOINES, (ff)--Action on bills in the Iowa house and senate: Introduced in the house: H. F. 286--By Yager and Kephart--Reducing personnel of Iowa conservation commission to full- time, board of three. H. F. 287--By Rice--Providing for equalization o£ utility and r a i l w a y assessment valuations with general assessments, H. F. 288--By Fishbaugh--To permit war veterans to operate courthouse newsstands. H. F. 289--By Treimer--Relating to the use of copyrighted musical compositions. H. F. 290--By Reilly--Legalizing Dubuque swimming pool project. . Passed by the house-S. F. 49--By Billingsley--Levying costs of election c o n t e s t s when incumbent loses or election is set aside. (SB to 3). S. F. 127--By Gillespie--Retaining residential building restrictions when tax deeds are made. (99 to 0). Introduced in senate: S. F. 242--By Berg--Legalizing a Cedar Falls, Iowa refunding bond issue. S. F. 241-^By Berg--Authorizing cities to levy a % mil tax to support municipal bands. S. F. 243--By Kimberly--Permitting transfer of title of "City Island" at Davenport to the city. S. F. 244--By Levis--Exempting broadcasting stations from libel damages unless they "failed to exercise due care to prevent" broadcasting of damaging statements. S. F. 245--By Murray--Changing provisions on deposit of bonds with state auditor's office. S. F. 246--By Millhone--Changing provisions for deductions in gross income tax law. ·' S. F. 247--By Gillespie^-Permitting city councils to pay civil service commissioners. S. F. 248--By Gillespie--Legalizing a Des Moines city budget deficit. S. F. 249--By Shaw--Permitting school boards to exclude pupils from school "when in its judgment such children are not sufficiently mature to be benefitted by attendance." S. F. 250--By public health committee -- Changing provisions on courses of study by optometry schools. Rock Falls Changes on Farms Announced HOCK FALLS--Those who moved March 1 in the Rock Falls community included Mr. and Mrs. Rene Tails to a farm at New Haven, :Mr. and .Mrs. .Oke Boles and family .to Mason":City. Mr. and Mrs. William Nickerson moved to a farm near Grafton and Mr. and Mrs. Dell Dunton and family will move on the farm they vacated. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hasselman moved on the Bliem dairy farm just vest of town. Old-Time Taste-- Schlite in e Sleinies" Fo . OR the delicious, old-time taste that recalls bygone days and rich mellow beer in deep, cool stone steins . . . taste Schlitz in "Steinie" Brown Bottles. Schlilz brings you the full, satisfying goodness of rich m a l t . . . and the world's finest hops . . . brewed to ripe, mellow perfection, winter or summer, under Precise Enzyme Control. Enjoy that real old-time flavor once... and you will demand it always. Schlitz in "Steinie" Brown Bottles .. .in familiar Tall Brown Bottles... or Cap-Sealed Cans, brings you beer at its best with added health benefits of Sunshine Vitamin D. ScJtlils "Slcinic" Brown Baltics ar* compact--I iglit in weight--easy to carry --take less space in your refriger* alor. Contents same as regular bottle. You don't have to cultivate a taste for Schlils... you. will like it on first acquaintance . . . and ever after. JOS. SCHLITZ BREWING COMPANY. MILWAUKEE, WIS. Copyriiht 19)7, J° l - *cHitz Brewing Cfl.--JS T-hr TWr That Made Milwaukee Famous Has Continuous Work Record Louis J. Henschen, who lias never, been off duty since he began work Nov. 12, 1303 at the Garner courthouse, is shown here engaged in his hobby, the raising: of lemons and oranges. Hancock Janitor Has Not .Missed a Day Since -'03 Henschen, 73, Also Keeps* ~" Unofficial Record of Weather. GARNER--Louis J. Henschen, 73, janitor in the Hancock county courthouse since Nov. 12, 1903, has never been off duty since the day he began his work and he has had only one accident. That was when he fell on the ice going to work before daybreak, Jan. 2, this year. A heavy snow during the night covered the icy walk not far from the building and in the darkness he lost the keys. Finally locating them he went about his work with an injured shoulder that is causing rheumatic pains, but he manages his work alone. He has not had to shovel coal since the shortage 1 of 1938 and that is one big item to lighten the work. Besides the shoveling o£. snow around the "square" that approximates eight city blocks, the mowing of lawn, care o£ flower beds, shrubbery arid. trees, in summer,: he has kept, a daily t'unofficial" weather record.' Going Back over the pages o£ the large book the reading on Jan. 22, 193G, showed 32 below, while on Jan. 22, 192S it showed 20 above. His wife has assisted in the work once in a while. They have lived in the same house ;ome over a block from the court- nouse for 39 years. She was Miss Lena Roswag before their marriage June 29, 1892. They have one son, William, who for the past 14 years has been assistant to County Engineer Charles F. Merlen. Records from the courthouse in Old Concord were transferred to the new building Nov. 10, 1903. The five members of the board of supervisors held its first meeting the following day and hired Mr. Henschen. The new courthouse had been built five years before by popular subscription before it was occupied. Harry Hose of Crystal Lake is the only member of the board of supervisors, now living, who hired its first janitor. The other four members of the board were the late Dave Richardson and Henry WeJland of Britt, Andrew Anderson, Garner and William H. Greiman who died last month, father of Ben F. Greiman, present member. For 12 years previous (o his work as janitor at the courthouse, Mr. Henschen worked as a tinner for Alex Erickson on North Slate street here. Farm Changes Near Orchard Are Listed ORCHARD--Mrs. Alea Knudson and family from the Knudson farm to a farm near Dexter. The Ralph Fox family is vacating the Art Attick farm and is moving to a farm near Osage and Clarence Balsleys of Charles City are moving to the Altick farm. The John Gunsallus family is moving to a farm hear Mona. The Preston Burdett family is moving From the Clay farm to a farm at Floyd Crossing. Two Seek Sheffield School Directorship SHEFFIELD--School election will be held Monday to elect two directors to the local board o£ education. There is a contest for the election for a short term of one year to fill the unexpired term o! O. J. Whi Item ore. Dr. Skovgard, whose term expires this spring is a candidate for the one year term and is being opposed by J. W. Dunnette. D. C. Zimmerman unopposed, is a new candidate for the regular three year term to succeed Dr. Skovgard. Wins'at Spencer. WHITTEMORE--Annabelle Semon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Semon of Whittemore, won first over all in the declamatory contest held in Spencer Tuesday evening. She spoke in the dramatic division. She has earned the riaht to enter the state maat Charles City News How Iowa Institute Heard World Topics Discussed Is Told CHARLES CITY--Miss Charlotte M.agdsick, history teacher on the faculty of the high school, spoke Thursday on the Institute of International Relations held in Grinnell last summer. Miss Magdsick attended all of the sessions which were held in the college and sponsored by the American Friends Service committee and the Congregational, Christian Council for Social Action. The speaker said the institute was designed to bring together, on a non-partisan basis, leaders in thought and action who have due regard for truth as the basis of their opinions, to discuss problems of worldwide significance.'It was also .intended-to provide suggestions How information can .be disseminated and attitudes built in a sympathetic and constructive manner. Miss Magdsick reported parts of the speeches of some of the outstanding men who are known internationally,' including Heber Harper, Manchester, England, Grover Clark, authority on Japanese affairs, John Emlyn Williams, Wales, and Frederick W. Norwood, minister London's City Temple. She said a part of the value of the institute arose from a free, democratic exchange of ideas between the faculty and those attending the institute. Her talk was the main feature of the meeting of the Congregational churchwomen. Mrs.. Frank Graham, president, presided and Mrs. Charles Harding's committee served. Music included piano and euphonium solos by Donald Smith and Roberta Jones. Mrs. Verklas, 19, Charles City, Dies CHARLES CITY--Mrs. Earl A. Verklas,-19, died Thursday in the Cedar Valley hospital from pneumonia contracted shortly after the birth of a son on Feb. 17. The body was t a k e n to Schncctady, N. Y., last night where her mother, Mrs. H. D. Briscoe, resides. Mrs. .Briscoe was called here by the illness of her daughter. The survivors are her husband who works for the Charles City Motor company and another son, a year and one half old. Dress Shop Sold. C H A R L E S C I T Y--Harold's Dress and Hat Shop, 314 North Main street, has been sold by the Maclean company ' to the Cherry Shops of Minneapolis. The owners have rchired Eleanor Lorenz as manager and the store will be known as the Cherry Shop. Charles City Briefs CHARLES CITY--The First Methqdtst Woman's Missionary society met Thursday in the Fireside room to observe the seventieth anniversary which was in charge of Mrs. W. J. Julian. Mrs. M. R. Lubben led the devotions and Mrs. H. D. Floyd told about "Negro Achievements" supplementing with Negro spirituals played b- Mrs. R. L. Malmsten on the accordion. Mrs. George Taylor and Mrs. M. H. Weatherbee were the hostesses. · . Mrs. E. C. Webster is visiting her son, Virgil, and family at McGregor. Due to the unexpected death of George Kraft in Florida, the sal* of the double store building occupied by the Kraft Donaldson store was cancelled by Ellis and Ellis, Inc., owners. A check for $5,000 was returned upon the request of the son, Kenneth Kraft. O. E. Eggen was elected president of the Charles City Country club at a meeting of the board of directors. W. A. Loosebrock was elected vice president and A. R. Eggert was re-elected secretary and treasurer. A large number of relatives from Oelwein, Waterloo, Nora Springs, Rudd, West Union, Marble Rock and Mason City attended the funeral of Mrs. Ray Finch Thursday. J. P. Henry has purchased the Frudderi house at 1107 East Clark street, now occupied by W. A. Hprbrechtmeyer and family. Joseph P. Cox has purchased the 10 acre farm property next to the Dr. Snlsbury's research farm. Forty girls employed in the Oliver Equipment offices had a party at the Anderson tea room. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson are the parents of a girl born at their home, 207 Patten avenue. Mrs. J. M. Lamphere of Fort Dodge came to attend the funeral of Mrs. Fred Strang and visit her sister, Catherine Monen. IWoves From Charles Clfy. ·ROCKFORD--Among t h o s e moving i n . this community were John McHeriry from Charles City to his home here. Ted Esser from the Esser farm to the Menter farm near Cartersville; Ly^ Schultz to a farm near Riceville. It is easy to recognize the great problems of humanity.. They are the ones that cause people to frown and turn the dial.--Lincoln Star. . . . · · $ HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ASSETS if you're an up-and-coming man of the business world (Young or older), nom jjyj BbH m HSH M] m w ; Acquire a W A R D R O B E OF HART SCHAFFNER MARX and STYLEMOR CLOTHES I To those scornful of the value of dressing- well, we say, "Look at the men at the top as well as those who arc going up the 'ladder fast." Their clothes reflect the respect accorded them by the world. . ' / Right here in Mason City, many of those men Iooli to the Gildner label for style and quality guidance. They know by experience what Hart Schat'fner Marx and Stylemor Clothes offer them ... dependable woolens, patient, skilled tailoring, sound style ideas. i Of equal importance, they know it doesn't take a fortune to build a worthwhile wardrobe at Gildners, exclusive headquarters in Mason City for Hart Schaffner Marx and Stylemor Clothes. 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