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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, January 4, 1943
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RATION CALENDAR tWES--Passenger car inspectioi deadline--Jan. 31. Commercia vehicles inspection deadline- Jan. 15. GASOLINE--"A" book- coupon · No. 3 (4 gallons each) good umi Jan. 22. FUEL OIL--Period 2 coupons (H gallons each) good until Jan 28 Zone B; Jan. 27, Zone A. PC riod 3 coupons (11 gallons each ; good until Feb. 20, Zone Z- Feb 22, Zone A. COFFEE--Coupon No. 28 ( pound) valid Jan. 4 to Feb. 7. SUGAR -- Coupon No. 10 t'; pounds) expires Jan. 31. REGISTRATION -- Air person-, who do not hold war- ratioi Book No. 1 (Sugar Book) inus · register with their local win price and rationing boards before Jan. 15 to be eligible for War,Ration Book No. 2. Rationing board offices in post- office building. Here in Mason City If he's to the service give him a money belt. Abel Son, Inc. lUiss Helen Hunt, student nurse at St. Joseph's college of nursing at Sioux City, was in Mason City over the weekend, called home by ·the death of her grandmother Mrs. Ida Louise Bahnscn. Refinance to Advantage your home contract or mortgage. M. C. Loan Inv. Co., 109 E. State St, Marvin Klatt left Monday for Marshalltown where he has accepted a position as sales representative in that territory for the Curtiss Candy company. S«e us for Wallpapers, Paints Floor Sanders. Boomhower .Hdwe Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Woolworth .110 Seventh street northeast, returned Sunday from Boone, where Mrs. Woolworth's mother, Mrs. W H. Jennings, is confined in the hospital, suffering from a stroke. Real Estate loans. Hugh II Shepard. Foresters Bldg. Ph. 284 Frederick Him, son of the Rev and Mrs. C. A. Hinz, left Sunday lor Milwaukee to resume his studies at Concordia college, where he is a^junior. He was accompaniec ty his mother, who will visit her mother at Adel, Wis. C. G. Clark, M. D., specialist in ternal medicine. 435 Foresters Bldg., Phone 950 -- 2819-W. Douglas Alter of Boston, England, and Tommy Pritchard of Builth Welles, Wales, members of the British royal air force, stationed at Port Albert. Can., visited here in the home of G. W. Lownsberry, 542 Fifth street southeast over the holidays. They returned to Canada Sunday. Charlie Klatf, Greelev, returned home Sunday after attending the funeral services of Mrs. Ida Louise Bahnsen. Othei-s attending the services from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Klatt and children. Bobby Sand Mary Jean Charles City; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barnsen and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kuhlemeier, Rockford; Mrs. Joan Klatt and Mrs. Ralph Klatt, Waterloo; Bert Aspland. Burchinai and Charlie Asplan, Clear Lake. LAY RAIL AT CLARKSVILLE CLAHKSVILLE--A work train and a crew of 52 men are working for the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific with headquarters at Clarksville. Thirly ot the men are working under the regular section foreman, Frank Brown, while 22 of the gang are laying steel. Besides these men there have been two signal maintainers and the patrolman supervisor working out of this place. also MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MONDAY, JAKUAK¥ 4, 11)43 'PROBLEM CHILD OF CITY AWAITS ORDER OF ARMY 140 Tons of Steel Streetcar Rails Are Removed from Streets The city council Monday approved an agreement with the United States government for the development and administration ot the Mason City airport for the duration of the war and six months thereafter. Feature of the ngreement was the provision thai the government may lease the airport for a nominal rental if it so desires. The agreement is one referred to the city council by the civii aeronautics administration last fall before the temporary stop order was issued on the CAA project at the local airport. It is the last step in clearing the way for use ol the municipal airport by the government if it is desired. * * * The city now owns all the land needed for expansion of the airport, (he \\. H. Nicholas properly having been acquired by agremcnt without proceeding with the condemnation. The council approved a deed Monday transferring 11 acres to Mr. Nicholas which the city had no use for and which was included in the considerations for which Mr. Nicholas transferred approximately 80 acres to llie city. Deputy assessors recommendet by Assessor W. H. Gleason were approved by the council as follows A. W. Stubbs, first ward; E. A. D Bell, second ward; E. E. Flemin" third ward: S. C. Deyoe. fourtl ward, and L. G. Kellogg, business district. * * * City Manager Herbert T. Barclay announced that,the WPA project has removed approximately 140 tons of steel streetcar rails from Mason City streets. It is hoped that some other government agency will take over the project and complete it after tha WPA goes out of existence Feb. ] by presidential order, the manager said. Councilman John Gallagher acted as mayor pro' tern in the absence of Mayor Arleigh J. Marshall. Other councilmen attending were H. C. Brown, Carl Grupp and Ray E. Pauley. City Solicitoi Charles E. Cornwell also made his first appearance since his recen! illness. The council at its meeting also approved the hiring of R. F. Camalier, Washington, D. C., as attorney for the city to further the interests of Mason City in the national capital in connection with the airport project. The opinion has been expressed m 'Washington that the airport project is only awaiting action by army engineers who had plans for ts use before it was approved by he CAA and long before the temporary stop order was given. 'Problem Child" The airport project has been a 'problem child" to the city council since its inception. Practically nil of the headaches have been jascd on the difficulty of financing he project with the limited fund* at hand. The funds are limited by slate aw which prohibits the levy of more than ri mill for airport pur- With U. S. - BLACK GOLD COAL - MORE HEAT, LESS ASH $- 50 PER DOLLAR INVESTED HTM Call at Our Office For Your New Calendar J. F. ANDERSON LUMBER CO. ' THE HOME OF ANDERSON'S BLACK GOLD COAL" PHONE 808 516 2nd N _ w _ ANNOUNCEMENT STARTING SAT., JAN. 9u. . . . Our Laundry and Dry C l e a n i n g Departments Will Be Closed Saturdays. THE OFFICE AND FUR SALES WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 9 P. M. ail e-S\xift. r - \ 1" .. - - ^ J PROPOSED ^M EXISTING RUM WAYS PAVED PUN WAYS BY CA.fl. DUEL RUNWAYS c= PROPOSED'TAXJWAYS · COUNTY ti _. ^ _ / J T ihe Mason City municipal airport now awaits only action by army engineers, prelim- e f t l ntl ^? for "i e removal of a temporary stop order on the project, before develop- of the airport for national defense uses can continue. The city council Monday approved an agreement with the government by which the United States can lease the ai£ portfor .military use if it is desired. The solid black line in the map is the boundary of the oiigmal 320 acre municipal airport and the heavy dotted line is the property which Cnorf PlrT maTT^l ^ l ? que l° f the eivil aeronautics authority for expansion of tne port, flots marked 3, 4 and o are those acquired by agreement with W H Nicholas re TM ne if ° n W3S 535,000 and title to the 11 acres marked with an X in the map »A n / c . res , were acquired by the city with plot No. 2 but were not needed for the and adjoined property of Mr. Nicholas east and south of it. poses. Three-fourths of a mill will bring into the city treasury approximately SI 6,000 the exact amount depending upon the property valuation. The $16,000 must cover all airport expenses, including the cost of operation and maintenance as well as the · retirement of airpor bonds and payment of interest on them. And all bonds, according to state law. must be retired in 20 years or less--in other words, 1/20 each year. * * f The council, therefore, Is very closely limited on the amount which may be spent for an airport. The amount of bonds which can be sold cannot exceed the amount which the tax levy will pay off, leaving a small sum in the fund for operation and maintenance. '* * * This, naturally, was a determining factor in the location of the airport. The council has been crit- cized for locating it seven miles from downtown Mason City. They claim the criticism is not justified. 'THERE WAS NO OTHER PLACE WE COULD PUT IT," the council members declare. They joint to the exhaustive survey made before the location was chosen. In all, seven sites in various directions from Mason City vere thoroughly checked by municipal and CAA engineers. Several expense factors had to be considered in connection with choice of a site: * * * 1. Original cost of the approximately 360 acres for the basic port and eventual expansion to a quare mile. 2. The site had to have natural drainage--a gravel subsoil--for artificial drainage was estimated at more than 530,000 for some ot he sites. 3. The site had to be level for nuch grading would quickly ex- ipust the money available. In ad- Ution. the surrounding terrain had o permit exoansion of the port. *· * * Sites Considered A site one mile north of the beet sugar factory was given serious consideration alons with one just northeast of Taylor bridge and another on the west side of highway 65 about four miles south of Mason City as well as the site chosen. These four were on the list when a CAA engineer arrived here to assist in the choice. * * * The one north of Mason City was vetoed by the CAA engineer: The chimney of the sugar factory, believed the highest in the state, was too much of a hazard, and the high voltage power line paralleling highway 65 would be moved. The city considered buying forced draft equipment for the American Crystal Sugar company but the firm said that it was not usable. The site east of Mason City was turned down immediately by the CAA engineer because there was not sufficient room for expansion without moving large quantities of dirt to make level runways * ,* * The site south of Mason City represented the most valuable farm land of the lot, making it the most expensive. In addition, there was no gravel subsoil and drainage would have required thousands of feet of tiling. The present airport site was rated ideal by the CAA engineer. He pointed out that it was a safe distance from the tall buildings and smoky atmosphere of the city, it \yas on a paved road giving quick access to the city and it had all the attributes lacking F I R E Sabotages F O O D F O R icdt IOWA in the other sites.' Purchase of the 320 acre site for. $45,000 followed in the early summer of 1940. Cleajr Lake businessmen donated $4,725 toward :he purchase price. But trouble followed immediately. An injunction suit was started " W. H. Nicholas whose turkey ranch adjoins the airport on the east. He claimed the flying planes would make his land unusable -for raising turkeys which, would be frightened by the noise. * * * Judge Henry N. Graven dis- . missed the suit late in the summer with the opinion that progress often «-as harmful to individuals but that this could not be considered, to the exclusion of the community good. Plan Airport The city engineers already had )egun the task of planning the airport. Their plan was submitted :o the CAA for approval in June. Approval oC the plan was not received from the CAA until Dec. 24. 1941. · The contract for grading was et in the early spring and despite unusually rainy weather the grading was completed in midsummer. Seeding of the site was done by the city. Meanwhile, word that the government was interested in the Mason City port had been received. On Sept. IS. Senator Clyde L. Herring wired that the secretaries or war, navy and commerce had designated the municipal airport as a defense project and that S65«,Mft had been allocated by the CAA for the development. * * * CAA engineers immediately bean to resurvcy the site and the city was notified that additional and was needed to the east and north. This involved the purchase of that portion of the Nicholas turkey ranch on which the build- ngs are located. Before this could be accom- )lished, word was received from Washington, p. C., that work on he Mason City airport was be- ing deferred temporarily, private advice revealed that the war production board had served notice on the CAA that no work could proceed until the army or navy had definitely stated that the airport was needed for a specific purpose. The Mason City port was one of 190 out of the original 250' on the CAA list on which the stop- order was issued. All that can be done now is to mark time until the army engineers get project. ' to the Mason City Police Report Two "Break-ins" at Local Store Buildings Two stores were broken into Sunday night, according to police. The Pastime Gardens, 404 Madison avenue southwest, was entered through a window and between S10 and $20 was taken from a juke box. The patrolman also found the Capital Tobacco company building, 413 Fourth street southwest, entered through a window. Nothing was reported stolen here, how- --er. 1 Both "break-ins" were discovered by the patrolman. Yokohama Silk Market to Close for Duration NEW YORK, (IPt--A Tokio dispatch broadcast Monday by the Berlin radio said that the Yokohama silk exchange had "decided to close down tor the duration ot the war. conforming to a wish expressed by the government." The decision reflects the vanishing ol Japan's rich export trade in raw silk, some 90 per cent ol which went to the United Stated and which, in some years accounted for nearly a third of the empire's total exports. A very large proportion of the American silk industry's supplies of raw silk was purchased on the Yokohama exchange. When hara-kiri seems justified: When you tip a guy who feels insulted, or fail to tip one who expects it. -- Dabuque Telegraph- Herald. LINOLEUM FINISHES C»t (fc* rithtfnith for ymtr llnolnm ·nd jott'lt UTt monvy, tlm«, and inrablc. W hare than . . . O'BrlciTi Unolram larqutr for the InUM Lio- otann... Virnldl for print*) Linoleum t!wy coit only... TWO HOSPITALS HERE PLACED ON ACCREDITED LIST Park, Mercy Approved by American College of Surgeons, Chicago The Mercy and Park hospitals of Mason City are among the 55 hospitals in Iowa approved by the American College of Surgeons, following a survey completed last month, according to an announcement Monday. Three Iowa cancer clinics, Broadlawns General hospital, Des Moines; Linn County Tumor clime, Cedar Rapids; and the University Hospitals, Iowa City also were approved * * ¥ The 25th annual approved list showed an increase of 116 hospitals in the United States and Canada over the 1941 list. Nearly 3,000 institutions in the United States and Canada were included in the 1942 announcement. "Despite depleted staffs, curtailed supplies, increased expenses, and heavy demands for service, hospitals of the United States and Canada have accepted war conditions as a challenge and are as a whole maintaining high standards," declared Dr. Irvin Abell of .Louisville, chairman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons, in making the announcement at a meeting of the board of regents in Chicago. * * * "In this emergency most communities are rallying to the support of the hospitals, · furnishing volunteer nurses' aides and other voluntary workers, encouraging study and practice of home nursing, discouraging hospitalizatiou for minor illnesses, interestin" young people in careers in medicine and nursing, and increasing disease and accident prevention efforts. . "By voluntarily granting hospitalization priorities to the more seriously ill, the people will conserve resources as they are conserve hospital resources as they are conserving: other services and many commodities through allocation according to needs." Mrs. J.C. Deeny Rites Held Here; Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery Funeral services- for Mrs. J. C. Deeny, 76, who died at her home, 244 Fifth street southeast, Friday following an illness, were held at the St. Joseph's Catholic church at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning with Father Carl E. Kurt in charge. Attending the services from out of the city were Jim McMahon and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McMahon, Ovvatonna, Minn.; Miss Zella Deeny, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. James Brannon, Leo Brannon and Mrs. Pardee, Waucoma; Tille McMahon Lawler; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Kelly, and two sons, Muscatine. Patrick McMahon, Mrs. Eva Clark, and two daughters, St. Louis; Mr: and Mrs J o s e p h Deeny. and Alice Swehla, Chicago; Dan Kirby, Sioux Kails, S. Dak.; Mrs. Glen Denlin, Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. J. E. Galvin, Ft. Dodge: and Mrs. Johp McMahon Rock Island, 111. Pallbearers were J. J. McCoIc, M. C. Coughlin, W. A. Berry. W. J. Hughes, W. D. Lattimer, and Matt Kelroy. T. L. Connor and V. D. Coyle were ushers. Burial was at St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. The Meyer funeral home in charge. COMPANY MOVES OFFICE CLAHKSVILLE_The Iowa Public Service company's office and store in Ctarksvillc- was moved Thursday and Friday from the Chaplain building on the west side of Main street to the F. A. Nordman building on the east side of Main. New Manager of Walgreen Store CARLOAD IDAHO RUSSET POTATOES $2.65 100-lb. Sack . $1.25 Quart ·PHERD'S --9^ TM ·" NORTH DAKOTA RED TRIUMPHS 100-lb. Sock N.O. 1 RING PACKED APPLES Bushel Bosket FEDERAL FRUIT MARKET 223 NO. FEDERAL PHONE 542 Ronald C. Cook has taken over the managership of the Walgreen company drug store, 101 South Federal avenue, succeeding Earl Harris, who has been transferred to a Walgreen store at Duluth. Minn, Mr. Cook came to Mason City from Galesburg, 111., where he was assistant^ manager of a. Walgreen store. He has been with the Walgreen organization four years, having previously worked in stores at Sioux City and Des Moines. Mr. Cook has been in the retail drus business since 1933, when he was graduated from the college of pharmacy at the University of Iowa. He is a native of Vinlon. He is married and has two children (Lock photo) J. E. Williams Rites to Be Held Tuesday Afternoon at Church Funeral services for J. E. Williams, 63, Mason City attorney, who died at a hospital in Rochester, Minn., Saturday morning, following an illness, will be held nt 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church, with the Rev. Roy C. Helfenstein, pastor ol the church, in charge. Members of the Cerro Gordo County Bar association will meet at the church parlors at 1:45 o'clock to attend the services in / body. ,' ' The body will lie In state at the Meyer funeral home until 11 o'clock Tuesday morning when it will be taken to the church and will He in state there until the time of services. Burial will be nt Memorial Park cemetery. The value of wool carpeting manufactured in Canada increased from 31,900,000 in 1933 to $4,500,000 in 194D. ILLINOIS LUMP $7-95 Ton DELIVERED Wolf Bros. COAL CO. PHONE 1148 CERRO GORDO IS AHEAD OF LAST YEAR SEAL SALE 17 Per Cent Gain Shown in Statewide Christmas Seal Project The probability that Iowa will attain the goal set for the 1942 Christmas Seal Sale increased as reports for the first 27 selling days showed j 17.2 percent gain over the same selling period last year. The state goal is $171,856.30. That Cerro Gordo county is contributing to this gain in seal sales is shown by the report of Howard Stewart of the local association, who said that to date $2,997 has been collected in the county with two towns, still unreported. This compares with $2,912 for last year * * if Reports from 52 representative communities show a total of §56 704.42 for the first 27 days of the sale compared to §48,363.82. A gain of 18 percent was shown in reports from these communities in the first twelve days of the sale. Success in attaining the final goal, according to the Iowa Tuberculosis Association, depends upon late returns by persons who overlooked Seals in the Christmas rush and pay for them after the holidays. * * ¥ Retaining its leading position among cities over 10,000 population, Clinton reports the highest percentage gain, 68 percent over 1941. Also among the leading cities for this period of the sale are Cedar Rapids with a 47 percent gain; Council Bluffs, 32 percent; and Muscatine, 21 percent. Among the smaller cities reporting, highest percentage gain is claimed by Marengo, whose progress shows a 97 percent increase. Other outstanding sales are reported by Belle Plaine with a 72 percent increase; Denison, 69 percent; Alden, 57 percent; Corydon, 4S percent; Elkader, 48 percent; Grundy Center, 45 percent; Ida Grove, 43 percent; and Indianola, 41 percent. Mason City Calendar Jan. 11--Annual meeting of Cerro Gordo county Red Cross chapter, high school auditorium at 8 p. m. Jan. 12--Farm Mobilization day. Jan. 25--Women's Symphony Concert, high school auditorium, 8 p. m., second number North Iowa Concert league series. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Must Piles be Cut? I'not, Try Easing Pain, Itching, Soreness, this Palliative Way ' If you h»ve a. case ot piles that need cm- tins, liav. It done. Dut for palliative relief or pain, iichine. soreness ot simple non-aursical piles, rissurcs. rcclat Irriu- llons. try a rMI DOCTORS' ointment. L'je ono used atUuuctlvely at n o t e d 61-year- olil Tliornton S Minor Clinic. Supply wa , sent us so everyone could set It. bet » tube of Tliormon Minor's ITectal Oint- nieiu (with pile pipe, cover). 1C not delighted, money back- ENGLER DRUG CO. ONCE A YEAR SALE! DOROTHY scial Dry-Skin Mixture pAMOUSDorothj-Gray night cccim *· on sale foe limited time! Luscious- rich, wonderfully lubticating-Spccial Dry-Skin Mixture helps smooth away flaky-dry bits of skin...coaxes your skin to look smooth and soft in spite of cold winds, drying indoor heat. Regular S2.25 size-$I. Bay targer she 'o sai-e money and packaging mati- rials- Special $4 5 ,- ZCl S2 . pt us ,^. «t» $2.25 «u $|00 -ML H.U5TAJT L I M I T E D T i m i I

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