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Mason City, Iowa
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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 6 · 1937 Mason City's Calendar March 6--Monthly meeting U. C. T., People's Gas and Electric auditorium, 6:30 supper. March 8--Mason City school election. March 14-21--National Business Women's week. March 18-20--C o n v e n t i o n o f North Central division of Iowa State Teachers association. March 16-17--High school operetta, "Vagabond King," to be given at school auditorium at 8 p. m. March 28--Easter Sunday. March 30--Grade school operetta, "The Wedding of the Flowers," high school auditorium, High School- Music Mothers. Here In Mason City New Spring Suits and Topcoats are ready! Open a budget charge account . . . no extra charge , . . ABEL . SON, INC. ' Word has been received by Mrs. Alma Isaacson, 1222 North Federal avenue, that her granddaughter, Beverly · Bidwell, of Tacoma, Wash., formerly of. Mason City, fell and broke her arm while playing. The Bidwell family lived in Mason City until recently. Mr. Bidwell is a painter and decorator, in. Tacoma. Lydi Darrah (Chocolates) says, every day is "ladies day" at the Flavo Shop--Particularly Saturdays. 12 1st St. S. E. Townsentl club No. 1 wi.H hold its weekly meeting Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the P. G and E. auditorium. A program o readings and music will be pre sented. ' · The condition of Deputy Slier iff John Wallace, 527 Eleventh street northeast, who underwen a mastoid operation at the Park hospital Friday was reported as good Saturday. .Wanted: Keady to wear and millinery salesladies. Apply Monday. Damon's Eeady to Wear. ! Mrs. F. K. Focklcr, 1000 Firs street northwest, left Friday foi Osakis, Minn., where she wit spend. two weeks with Mrs. Roj Curtis and other friends. Mr. anfl BIrs. V. J. ^Puringlon, .915 Eighth street northeast, have returned from St. Louis where they attended the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Fath. Birth certificates have been filed for Moses,'son of Mr. and Mrs, Celestino Abrego, 620%" Sixth street southwest, born Dec. 15; Lovina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Graham. Mason City, born March 1; Eva Verona, daughter oE Mr. and Mrs; L. A. Forshee, born Feb. 7, and Rex Wesley, son oj Mr. and' Mrs. Robert Allen, 725 Seventeenth street southeast, born Feb. 28. ,. Clyde Sccley, of Mason City, senior in the college of liberal arts of Drake university, Des Moines, has made the first semester honor roll with a "B" grade average, according to the university registrar. . . · Sterling Prusla, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Ray Prusia, will take up his duties Monday with the J. C. Penney company at New Ulm, Minn. He-began his store management training with the company at Rochester, Minn., several months ago and will resume it at New "Ulm. For the past four months he has been here in Mason City on a leave of absence. The Friendly Indians held "Follow the Arrow" game Friday night. after school as their program activity for their club meetings. Glenn Fessenden, Roger Orr, Curtiss Skogland and Clarke Gage were in charge of the group. The first outdoor liike held by the boys' division of the Y. M. C. A. was held Saturday afternoon with Dick Holman in charge. After the hike the boys went swimming in the Y. M. C. A. pool. The Pioneer clubs will hold their regular weekly meeting on Monday evening at 6:30. Sam Erwin will talk to the groups on his hobby of radio. The Y. M. C. A. physical com T miltee met in Herb Templin's office Friday evening to talk over plans for summer activities including diamond ball. The committee instructed the Softball chairman, Jake Mallo, to call a meeting of all managers interested in softball in a short time. The monthly physical report was read and approved. Charles Gasswint, chairman of the committee, presided at the meeting. Two Pioneer boys' clubs held an overnight hike in.charge of their leaders, Dick Zarling and Howard Dressei, and Earl Fladness. Twenty-eight boys were in the group Which held a scavenger hunt, went swimming in the Y. M. C. A. pool and slept in the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. Firemen cxtinsrinslicd a roof fire at the Francis Poshusla home, 222 Second street southwest, at 12:27 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The fire started from sparks from a chimney. A booster line was used to exiinguish the fire. LEHIGH PLANT TO START OPERATIONS MARCH 12 200 TO RETURN TO JOBS AFTER 3 MONTH LAYOFF Week's Industrial News Includes Reopening of · Brick Plants. Operations will be resumed at the Lehigh Portland Cement company plant Friday, March 12, W. H. Patterson, general superintendent, stated Sunday. The Lehigh plant has been inactive since Dec. J2. In the past three months an extensive repair and plant improvement program has been carried on, giving employment to a large part of the force of employes. · With resumption o£ operations approximately 200 men will return to their jobs, Mr. Patterson stated. i The Lehigh announcement is the second one ot major importance to Mason City industries this week. Announcement that brick and tile plants were reopening was made by Charles E. Strickland, president of the Mason City Brick and Tile company, earlier in the week and Friday two o£ the manufacturing units started operations. Announcement of the plans ot the Northwestern States Portland Cement company to get int spring production after annual re pair program is expected to b made next week. Going South Dr. H. D. Holman of the Park hospital planned (o leave Saturday night for Chicago and 'New Orleans to take a boat to Guatemala where he will attend (he Latin American Con- sress of Physical Therapy X- Ray Radium. Dr. Holman, a recognized authority in this branch of therapy, has been asked to deliver an address at the University Medical school at Guatemala, City, Guatemala. He plans to return to Mason City about April 1. (Photo by Lock) ENDS LITIGATION IN BRIDGE CASE Plaintiffs' Plea Seeking Re hearing Denied by Judge Scott. After several years of litigation tiie case of the Bechtel Trust company. A. H.. Schubert, trustees Phoenix Finance corporation, vs 'he Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge company and Fayette D. Kendrick, et al, inlcrvenors, in the federal court, has come to a conclusion by memorandum opinion and order iled by Federal Judge George C. Scott denying petition for rehear- ng on the part of plaintiffs. The court had previously en- ered a decree holding $185,000 of he bonds of a $200,000 issue rauduient and void. : . Sought to Reissue Stock. The petition for rehearing was eard at Dubuque last Feb. 18, the 'hoenix Finance corporation be- ng represented by John A. Seneff, Casper Schenk and W. B. iloan; the bridge company and ntervcnors being represented by "". A. Ontjes, C. N. Doris and W. C. Green. The plaintiffs sought a .modifi- :ation of the decree with provi- ions commanding the reissuance of certain shares of stock to the D hoenjx Finance corporation, vhich the court found the corporation conceited when fraudulent- y obtaining the bonds. Judge Scott, in his opinion, de- lying the petition and such modification, stated: "One might conceive some invidious analogies to this situation. Having attempted the strong box of another, and being hoist by what is now claimed to be a premature expldsion, they volubly nvoke the compassion of the court to restore valuable implement-: of their craft left behind. I see no reason why a court of equity should be deeply concerned in giving any affirmative ·elief to the Phoenix Finance corporation. On the other hand I hink the petitions for rehearing ;hould be denied and the motion o dismiss and vacate the decree overruled, and it is so ordered.' Joseph Heller, Keokuk Catholic Pastor, Dies KEOKUK, (#)--The Rev. Joseph Heller of St. Mary's Catholic church here, died at St. Joseph's hospital Saturday morning after a long illness. Well known throughout the state as an educator, Father Heller was appointed to the St. Ambrose college faculty soon after His ordination in Baltimore, Md., in 1301 and served there for several years. He was also a member of the Des Moines Catholic college faculty at one time, Christ's Lament Is Portrayed in Picture Loaned to Library Tlie Rev. J. Lee Lewis of the First Baptist church loaned to the Mason City public library for Saturday a picture entitled "Christ Mourns Over the City" by Flan- drin. The picture belongs to Grinnell college and is ingeniously filled up wilh special reflecting lamp. A. E. Bailey says that no one but a modern could have painted this picture and none but moderns can understand it. It has deep social implications and expresses Christ's lament over terms of materialism and greed. Christ stands on Olivet and looks down the vistas of time. Jerusalem at the beginning of the Christian era is before him dissolving into mist and in place of the great wall of the city, there is a row of modern tenements bleak and flat and drear. Mr. Lewis is talking on this picture at his morning service at the First Baptist church. Woman's Purse Found Near Hospital Taken to Police Station A woman's purse found near the Mercy hospital was turned in at the police station. Chief Harold Wolfj slated that the party could reclaim the pui-se by appearing at the station and identifying Hay Murphy, Iowa insurance commissioner, former national commander of the Legion and prominent in the councils of the democratic party, never misses an opportunity to poke a good natured jibe at his friend, Hanford MacNider, G. O. P. At the recent Legion commanders and adjutants conference at Des Moines MacNider, who was scheduled for a banquet talk, didn't show up. Instead there came to the conference a telegram statin? that MacNider was snowbound on his farm and couldn't get to Des Moines. 'I think if the truth were ·tnown," retorted Ray Murphy, 'that guy was so spellbound last x'ember that he hasn't recovered." Miss Orela MineHe, agency cashier' of the Bankers Life company, was passing" the contents of a 10 cent sack of candy to the occupants of the morning bxis from Clear Lake the morning: after the Mason Cily-Clear Lake basketball game. Just paying a bet on the eame was all. rVHEN FATHER MURPHY SPOKE OVER KGLO The HI. Rev. Monsignor P. S. O'Connor ot the St. Joseph's church takes occasion once in a svhile to warn Father H. P. Mur- jhy of the Holy Family church .hat the latter is straining and may ruin his voice in sermons and addresses. The other day the monsignor's assistants, Father Francis J. McEnaney and Father Karl E. Kurt, succeeded in getting a phonograph record made of one of Father Murphy's talks. One morning just as the monsignor was returning Ironvmass they set the.record gong in an upstairs room at the parish house. Father Murphy's voice could be heard throughout the house. Father. McEnaney met the mon- at the door. "Hurry in," he said. "We've got ·"ather Murphy on the air over KGLO." The monsignor's countenance ighted up. He sat down and listened with wholehearted interest. "I've told that man, I've told Jim a hundred times he'll ruin his 'Dice the way he talks," was his ·omment. Then the young priests revealed he hoax by playing the record a econd time. MURRAY MAKES RADIO PLEA IN SAFETY CAUSE Mason City Speaker Asks All Auto Drivers to Enroll in Local Council. . In an appeal to the 10,000 licensed automobile drivers of Cerro Gordo county to enroll in the county's Safety Council in a unanimous effort to protect lives on the highways, C. L. Murray o£ Mason City guaranteed his KGLO radio audience Friday night that if local drivers would enroll in the safety campaign 100 per cent, they would .find the 50-cent charge tlie best investment they ever made. The talk by Mr. Murray, a leader in- the Mason City safety campaign for many years, was given as one of the local features of National Safety Week. . · 111,000 Deaths in 1936. In emphasizing that the time has come when something must be done about the accident problem in the United States, the speaker pointed out that the total number of deaths as the results ot all types of accidents in the United States for the year 1936 was 111,000, whereas the total number of United States killed in action in our four major wars was 104,246. Pointing to the fact that industry has made outstanding reductions .in its losses along various safety campaigns and measures, Mr. Murray said it is time that the automobile drivers of the country unite their efforts in a similar campaign. He said: "In industry every man is a member of the safety organ^ Ization and is pledged to work safely and protect his fellow workman, and believe me, if a man makes a careless move, he is told about it by his fellow workmen. Mlust Defeat (he Enemy. "Now the Cerro Gordo Counii Safety Council is employing these same methods by enrolling every automobile driver in Cerro Gordo | county in this fight against the public enemy--highway accidents. In this way every driver of an automobile in the county becomes a part of this safety crusade against highway accidents, pledged to observe certain definite rules, to extend courtesy, accept responsibility and to be designated by his badge of honor, which is given to him to attach on his automobile The membership fee is 50 cents/' Mr. Murray recalled' that a few weeks ago an appeal was sent out for funds for the relief of flood sufferers'in the Ohio Valley, and that the response from all our people had demonstrated their great heart to help others. "Now you huve a chance to help yourselves to be relieved from a far greater calamity than all the floods, earthquakes and wars combined," the speaker asserted. In closing, the Mason City man urged that all automobile drivers apply (o tlie Cerro Gordo Safety council, First National banlc building, Mason City, either in person or by mail, for membership in the council. Direct Preparations for Teachers Convention PRINCIPAL JAMES RAE SUPT MISS TOMMY PRIEST MISS EMMA RE liar Maybe they've been reading the papers, or else they just naturally knew about North loiv.i's Jifflitinsr its way out of Old Man Winter's icy grip--anyway some ducks came winging (heir way over ,Mason City Friday niglit, according to F. \V. Fcnskc, 1322 Delaware avenue southeast. The flock was flyinp over the Milwaukee depot about 10:30 o'clock when Mr. Fcnskc hcartl the squawking, he said. No reports have .been receiver! on robins. VilEN REPORTER VAS LOCKED IN .TAIL Dave Kaufman, a Globe-Gazette ews hound, came near being nade a permanent resident of the -erro Gordo county jail, when he lipped into the cell just as "'horrias J. Runyon, held in con- ection with the murder of James rostlik, Brilt farmer, was being ocked up Thurday afternoon. Dave was on the trail of big ews. He wanted an interview ith Runyon. Everything went 'ell until he was ready to leave nd found himself locked, in. Then etc Christensen, the jailer, wasn't round. Nobody else at the jail had key. Deputies were called from ic sheriff's office, but they had o keys either. By this time Dave was getting esperate. "Well, if you can't get me out, upply me with an extension tele-, I McKinley Students Present Dances and Songs for Program A crowd that filled the auditorium enjoyed the program of dances and songs by pupils of McKinley school at the McKinley community center Friday evening. Movies were also shown by the Y. M. C. A. · Children from Miss Alma Ogc- sen's third grade opened the program with a Swedish folk dance which they learned in their physical education classes; Miss Cora Murray's fifth grade entertained with a group of songs which they had broadcast from KGLO concluding with "Minuet" which was performed by pupils of the sixth grade attired in Colonial costumes. . Miss Mary Helen Prehm directed the minuet and Miss Dorothy Kamp accompanied on the piano. Junior College Dean Will Present Bible Lesson Over KGLO S. L. Rugland, dean of the Mason City Junior college will present the Bible lesson for the 8 o'clock broadcast of the Cerro Gordn county Council of Christian Education over KGLO Sunday morning. The broadcast is conducted by D. L. Kralz, prcsi-, dent of the council. A vocal quartet composed of Mrs. J. J. Fitzgerald, Mable Joy Prusia, J. J. Fitzgerald and Sterling Prusia will sing two numbers. The scripture lesson and prayer will be read by Mr. Kralz. phone," he said. "I've got to make the home edition." After a while Pete came back from town but there was only time to get two paragraphs of the interview in that edition. F. W. Vorhies didn't want any accidents in Ms family while lie was conducting tlie campaign for membership in the Cerro Gordo county safety council this week. All possible precautions were taken, including the rclinlnc of Hie brakes on the old rontiac driven by his son, Elmer, WELFARE LEAGUE SEEKS CLOTHING Housewives Asked to Save Throw-Away Material in Spring Cleaning. With houseclcaning days approaching, the housewives of Mason City are asked to remember the Social Welfare league and keep garments that normally would be thrown away for use by this organization. Any material that can be used in the making or repairing of garments will be of help to this organization, according to Mrs. Mabel Blaise, secretary. Although the sewing room has been discontinued, the organization still has demands for clothing and is supplying as much as possible. .Clothing material to be donated can be left at the office ot the Social Welfare league in the old city hall building on Second street northeast or will be called for if parties donating the material will telephone 161, the Welfare league office. v -' A total of 316 families was cared for by the league during February, according to tlie monthly meeting at the Hotel Hanford Friday. Of this number 293 were old families and 23 new families; 133 families received service only, and 183 received service and relief. During the_month 30 visits were made by the" organization in behalf of clients; 1 to a client; 729 telephone calls were made; 35 letters written; and 781 office calls were made. The total number ot contacts was 1,576. A total of $1,098 was spent for groceries and coal. OE this amount approximately $175 was merchandise credits. Relief was given in grocery orders to 117 families- fuel to 91; milk to 18; financial adjustments to 8; new clothing to Irons to Give .Convention's Dinner Talk Extensive Preparations Are Being Made for Teachers Meeting. Supt. R. B. Irons of the Mason City schools will be the speaker at the opening dinner of the annual convention of the north central division of the Iowa State Teachers' association on Friday, March 19. Miss Emma Rehm is chairman of the preparations for this event. Mr. Irons will bring to the convention highlights of the superintendents conclave which he attended at New Orleans, La., Feb. 20-25. Chairman of the six local committees assisting C. L. Mac- Dowel], executive chairman for the convention a r e Principal James Rae, arrangements; Miss Grace Barnard, registration; Miss Florence O'Leary, housing; Miss Emrna Rchm, reception; Miss Tommy D. Priest, admissions, and Miss Elizabeth H. Graves, publicity. To Sponsor Reception. Mr. Rae announces that the businessmen of Mason City will sponsor a reception and dance at Hotel Hanford following the Friday evening program. The printed program reads as follows: "The reception dance will be one of the pleasure highlights of the convention. A pleasant time is assured all. Do not stay away because of lack o£ an escort, a plen- :itul supply of Mason City's splendid young men will be present ready to dance with one and all." At the open dinner reception at Hotel Hanford, sponsored by the Mason City Grade Teachers' association Friday evening, the receiving line will be Supt. R. B. Irons and wife and the Misses Mary D'Harrow, Dorothy Kamp, Elizabeth Haaf and Valera Mayer. All reservations are to be turned in to Miss Carrie Pfahler, principal of the Roosevelt, Jackon and Madison schools (telephone CANNOT KEEP THE PACE Nothing wears out as fast in a local community as a "pretty good" fellow.--Osborn, Mo., Enterprise. vice has 3750-J). Miss Tommy D. Priest, phincinal of high .school, ...... named a group of junior college students to sell tickets to nonmembers who wish to listen in on the lectures by Bishop G. B. Oxnam Thursday evening, March 18, as well as the lectures on Friday and Saturday forenoons. The admission charge is 50 cenls to nonmembers. That fee will be charged also for "Vagabond King" Friday evening. However, Mason Cityans may attend the operetta on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10, 17. Junior college students will serve as ushers throughout the conclave. To Supervise Registrations. Miss Barnard will supervise Ihe registration of all teachers. She will be assisted by the advanced students of the commercial department who are assigned to be on duty at different times during the three days to check LISTEN TO THIS MUSICAL MASTERPIECE OVER KGLO SUNDAY FROM 12 TO 1. A Milestone in Musical Achievement Cesar Franbk's SYMPHONY in D MINOR jllfii if L e g p a l i i S t s k i w s k l IflJ thl PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA V/hcn Cesar Fnnck composed his superb Symphony in D Minor he never dreamed of the immortality which RCA Victor would someday bestow on this masterful work through the medium of Victor Higher Fidelity Records. In the same marked degree that the Franck Symphony has enriched the repertoire of great musical compositions, so has Stokowski sec an artistic precedent by his inspired performance of this magnificent work. You must hear this matchless performance to really appreciate Victor Higher Fidelity process. ANCE M U S I C G O . E V E R Y T H I N G IH M U S I C ._ \g_ \^ -_^ _ MISS FLORENCE O'LEAIIY Abe Kashey, St. Paul Wrestler, Forfeits $10 on Speed Charge Here Abe Kashey, St. Paul wrestler, forfeited a $10 bond ' in police court Saturday. The bond was posted when Kashey; was arrested by police at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning at Fourth street and North Federal avenue on a charg/ of speeding. Kashey was alleged to have been driving 50 miles per hour. Pat O'Donnell, Dougherty, forfeited a posted when arrested in the 200 block on Second street southwest at 1-30 o'clock Friday night on a charge"of intoxication. Kittle Miller Dies at Home of Her Son After Long Illness Kiltie Rebekah Miller, 68 died at the home ot her son, F. H. Miller, 1617 Washington avenue northwest, Friday night following a long illness. She was born in Illinois Aug. 3, 1868, and had resided in Mason City for a number of years. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home. the files and issue admission slips to registered members as well as to register new members. Miss Graves, assisted by Veda Kimrey, junior editor, and other members of the Cub staff, is covering all publicity stories on the Ulobe-Gazette pages. Many letters were sent out by the secretarial staff to get exact titles of lectures photographs and data concerning COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL'S WORK PLANS OUTLINED 500 Persons Signed Up as Week Nears Close on Cerro Gordo Drive. What do county safety councils do? That's a question that's being asked these days by motorists and pedestrians interested in becoming members of the organizations. From slate headquarters has been issued a bulletin setting forth 65 distinct activities, which have been participated in with success by county units. But obviously no one county council' would ever undertake so large a program. A better course has been to take on a few important projects and do them well. In Mason City an Individual interested in the safety council membership drive now at the end .of its first week with about 500 persons signed up took the time recently to set down more than a score of possible activities from which a well- rounded program for the Cerro Gordo County Safety council could be formulated. Here they e: Wants Testing Equipment. 1. Hastening the day \vhen a structure with latest safety testing equipment will be available for Cerro Gordo motorists. 2. Working for the employment of a fulltime specially trained safety patrolman and safety engineer for Mason City. 3. Setting up of machinery for the intelligent observing of and reporting on traffic violations. 4. Co-operation with peace officers and courts to make popular strict enforcement and stiff pen- allies. 5. Close co-operation with the traffic school now doing business in Mason City. G. Working with sheriffs office in the staging o£ a school each year for all who have to do with law enforcement. 7. Encouraging uniform traffic ordinances. B. Campaigning to have pedestrians observe traffic lights at all times. 9. Maintaining of. accident spot maps in courthouse, postoffice and at public buildings throughout the county. 10. Educational work -through newspapers, radio, posters, essay contests, safety films and a speaker's bureau. . : 11. Gearing into the industrial safety program of community. 12. Sponsoring a course in high school which will teach boys arid girls the rules of safety as well as the mechanics of an automobile. Promote Home Safety. 13. Promoting home safety wherever and whenever possible. M.Co-operaUng in safety week and establishing a safety week. 15. Encouraging safety competition among truck fleets. 16. Getting behind and helping the organizations which now are sponsoring Mason City's school patrols. IV. Appointing a fact-finding committee to study and suggest solutions for such problems as specially hazardous intersections, downtown parking areas and the like. These are just a few of the numerous possible lines of activity which could be followed with profit in this county. "But the first requirement," Dr. C. F. Starr, president of the local organization has stated, "is a large membership. The program will follow." Out of the 50 cent membership -.~u*.l*lll£., wit. \ ( », HHJ O U k.Clll, UlC I III W i i ' V " " . ° mallln ss of 119 fee, 10 cents ROCS for the mptal bulletins have gone to that num- disc for the rear license plat "of a ber of high schools in the 15 coun- --·· ·" '- "- - - - " - · - ties located in north central divi- L1T1CAI. ADVEItTISK!lll!l.~ car, 30 cents is available for the local program and 10 cents is devoted to the statewide program. rOLlTIC, A STATEMENT City are entitled to know where I stand on certain q u e - JyTtem tllG ftt1ministratio » °f om- school First, let me say that T am in favor of keeping our o!cler teachers, if capable, in their positions until the Teachers Annuity plan goes into effect, at which time they may retire with a guaranteed income. Second, I am in favor of employing' qualified Mason City girls for teaching positions whenever it is possible. Third, being the father of three boys . enrolled in pur schools, I am vitally interested in and will support and help maintain the high standards of music, athletics and scholarship to which we have attained in the past. I am not a candidate for any organization or institution. This is an important event in our community life and I hope there will be a large vote. There arc four candidates for three important offices.. Whether you vote for me or not, be sure to vote. DR. R. F. KUNZ ^^^ (

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