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March 8, 1937

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH. S · 1937 Mason City's -Calendar March 8--Mason City school elec tipn. March 14-21 -- National Busines Women's week. March 18-20^--C o n v e n t i o n o North Central division of low State Teachers association. March 16-17--High school oper etla, "Vagabond King," to b given at school auditorium at p. m. March 28--Easter Sunday. March 30--Grade school operetta "The Wedding of the Flowers, 1 high school auditorium, High School Music Mothers. Herein Mason City Call 123 -- for free home demonstration. factory rebuilt Hoover Special. $19.50, up. Easy terms People's Gas and Electric Co. A special program has been arranged for the meeting of the Central Lutheran Brotherhood Mon- ''day night at 8 o'clock at the George Branscombe home, 16 Monroe avenue northwest. New Spring- Suits and Topcoats are -ready! Open a budget charge account . . . no extra charge .. ABEL . SON, INC. Birth certificates have been filet for Sharon Rae, child of Mr. anc Mrs. Frank Worsing, 114y 2 Soutl Federal avenue, born Feb. 21; Pau Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Doering, 811 South Federa avenue, born Feb. 18; Mary Kath ryn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Mike Stassovich, 1530 Madison av enue northwest, born Feb. 12, ant Roger Jean, child of Mr. and Mrs Charles Whitney, 152 Eighth stree southwest, born Nov. 20. Wanted: Mason City girl who tap dances for teaching position Call Room 322 Hanford Hotel, 10 a. m. to noon Tuesday. Miss Margaret Handel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Handel, 1051 Fourth street southwest appeared last week on the program of a special evening recifa given by students of the Cornell college conservatory of music. Chosen to sing in the recital, Miss Handel, a senior, selected "I Know a Hill," by Whelply, and "Charming Chloe," by German, as her numbers. VORHIES URGES SAFETY NEED Experiences in Navy Are Told Rotarians by Lorin Michael. One talk on safety and another on experiences in the navy, including a voyage in which the United States president was a passenger, were features of the Rotary club program Monday noon, in Hotel Hanford. · I". H. Vorhies, safety campaign chairman, declared that in the past year in the United Stales, 38,000 persons had been killed, 100,000 permanently injured and more than a million persons involved in automobile accidents. He emphasized the suffering and handicaps of those seriously injured. . Already in Iowa, tiie traffic i toll is 71 lives this year, compared with 56 for the corresponding period last year. He explained Ihe Cerro Gordo Safety council and made a plea for membership in that organization for the cause of safety. · Lorin Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Squire Michael, described some highlights of three years' service in the United States navy. He began with telling about training at San Diego and then told of travels, including maneuvers in which a fleet of 110 ships went through the Panama canal in 48 hours. His ship was chosen as that on which President Roosevelt traveled and he explained the precautions and close schedule followed ' down to Central America and to Hawaii. Guests were Ralph Hayden of Clear Lake and G. G. Martin. LAWYERS IN COURT FOR CLAY WORKS TRIAL FEES ASKING $47,000 FROM PLAINTIFFS IN COURT ACTION E. G. Dunn and F. A. Ontjes Present Claims Before Judge Beardmore. Attorneys F. A. Ontjes and E G. Dunn continued the presentation of the proof of their showing in the district court here Monday in asking attorney's fees in connection with the representation of the plaintiffs in the case of Albert F. Trettin et al. vs. the National Clay Products company anc F. E. Keeler. Mr. Dunn, United States dis- -Auxiliary Gets Prize GARNER -- Mrs. C. L. Stvate, chairman for Americanisiti and national defense, for the local unit of the American Legion Auxiliary received word that a portrait, designed by her, and painted by W. S. Lee, artist, and a member of Gifford Olson post No. 256 of the American Legion here, was selected as second best in a statewide contest held at Des Moines, Feb. 21. A pirze of $5 accompanied the announcement. The Des Moines unit won first place. NASAL JRRITATIONj /Relieve Ihe dryne« and I] Irritation by applying Merrtholafam nigh) and morning. Gives COMFORT Dally. trict attorney, took the witness stand Monday afternoon to begin the presentation of his case following the completion of testi- monly in behalf o£ Mr. Ontjes Saturday and Monday morning. Mr. Dunn is asking fees of $13,350 plus expenses of $1,253, while Mr. Ontjes' application is for $30,000 in fees and expenses totaling approximately $2,500. Were to Get One-Third. The contention of the United States district attorney is that Mr Ontjes .is asking too large a fee inasmuch as an agreement was made with the stockholders of the National Clay works at the beginning of the case that a!l the attorneys were to receive one-third o the proceeds. Mr. Dunn stated he was in the case from the beginning. · Litigation in the matter stretches back over a 10 year period. It was in bankruptcy court, in the federal court at Sioux City and Dubuque, in the local court and before the Iowa supreme court Scores of depositions were taken in all parts of the United States. Judge T. A. Beardmore, who is presiding at the present hearing was .also the presiding judge al the hearing held on the Trettir case and gave the plaintiffs judgment for 580,000. Appeals Filed. Appeals from this judgment were filed in the Iowa supreme court along with written briefs, )ut before the appeals came on for learing the case was settled with Mr. Keeler. The plaintiffs received he National Clay products company property and $9,500 in cash. The attorneys, Mr. Dunn and fir. Ontjes then procured from 11 of the several hundred stock- olders power of attorney to pro- eed with the organization of a .ew corporation. The attorneys offered to take lock instead of a money judgment for their fees. Mr. Ontjes is naintaining that he be given one- lird of the amount recovered. He ad as witnesses R. F. Clough, R. . Glass, D. H, FHzpalrick, Ralph itanbery and J. E. Williams to resent testimony as to amounts f fees that are customary. H. J. Bryant appeared at the learing as the legal representa- ive of W. E. Millington, who had icen trustee o£ the property. W. J. Henke, Charles City, was asso- ialcd with Mr. Ontjes. OWNlRSHlPOF FARMS WANTED 'arm Editor in Broadcast of Rural Life Problems Over KGLO. "I believe the Creator left this vorld in an unfinished state so nan . . . especially the farmer . , . might have something to do . . . nd he is doing it well." The words came from Arthur 'ickford, Globe-Gazette farm edi- or, as he discussed rural farm ife in a broadcast over KGLO Sunday evening as the North Iowa 'orum feature. Makes Comparisons. "Compare the Percheron or the Ilydesdale with the bronco; the irize Hereford with the long-horn 'exas steer; the modern dairy cow vith that of the days of our grandfather," said Mr. Pickford, as he explained the part that the farmer has played in the scheme of the universe. Mr. Pickford continued: "Note the improvement in corn, grains, grasses and fruits, and the new uses we are finding for farm products." Asserting that various sciences had been responsible for these changes, the farm expert said that farmers must know something o£ geology, meteorology, entomology, heredity, environment, microbes and bacteria if he was to carry on intelligently and successfully. Longer Tenure Wanted. Attacking the system which finds so many farms in the hands of different renters each year, the speaker said that we must devise a system of long tenure and one which rewards good farming and punishes one who leaves the farm in poorer condition than he found it ... that is if he is responsible for the depreciation. "The moving of 30,000 Iowa farm families into new neighborhoods each spring is bad for the farmers, bad for the communities, and bad for the land," said the speaker, adding that we must get rid of the idea that we own this land absolutely and owe nothing to those-who will follow us. "Through no fault of their own, farmers are floating here and there, many of them regarding farm ownership as an impossibility," Mr. Picktord continued. He said the family-sized, operator- owned farm is the American ideal Parent-Teachers Taking Lead in Safety Campaign Junior Chamber Teams Are* Continuing Drive in Mason City. With parent-teacher organizations taking hold of the movement, the drive for memberships .in the Cerro Gordo county safety council continued Monday in all parts of the community. The P. T. A. organizations not only of Mason City, but of surrounding distaricts, were asking for speakers on the safety movement, F. W. Vorhies, chairman of the county campaign, stated. He had a request, he said, for a speaker at a parent-teacher meeting to be held at the sugar beet school Tuesday evening. . Are Taking L.ead. With the parent-teacher units Safety Emblem and a team of 10 members of the junior division o'f the Chamber o£ Commerce taking the lead among civic groups of the city in pushing the campaign, it was anticipated that a considerable number of new memberships would be signed up this week. Mr. Vorhies expressed complete satisfaction with the results oE membership stands maintained at the three banks the past week by the parent-teacher organization. Saturday Mrs. T. E. Davidson was at the United Home Bank and Trust company, Mrs. Ralph E. Smiley and Mrs. H. C. Brown at the Northwest Savings bank and Mrs. W. H. Rees and Mrs. Vorhies at the 'First National. Maintain Headquarters. Headquarters of the campaign was still being maintained in the office o£ King Vanderwicken in the First National bank building, which may be reached by telephone number 643. Those wishing to join the Cerro Gordo county safety council may- make use of the following blank which includes the pledge taken by all members of the organization: Above is a photograph of the disc you will receive upon -becoming a member of the Cerro Cor do county safety council. · Attached to the rear of the car with the license plate it calls the attention of the driver 'behind you that he is in the presence of a person who is pledged to the safety movement and that likely as not you will report him to the authorities for an infraction of the rules. Besides, you will receive a small sticker, to be attached to the windshield of your car as a constant reminder to you of the pledge you have taken as a member of the Cerro Gordo county safety council, affiliated with the state safety council. Both of these go with membership in the Cerro Gordo county safety council. Memberships arc 50 cents, only 10 cents of which goes to the state organization. F. W. Vorhies is chairman of the campaign. His office in the First National bank building may be reached by telephone number 643. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP Cerro Gordo County Safety Council. (Chartered by Iowa Stale Safety Council) In making this application for membership in the Cerro Gordo County Safety Council I understand that I will be binding myself to the following solemn pledge: 1. To drive carefully and at reasonable speed. 2. To observe all Uaflic signals and slop signs. 3. To refrain from passing on hills. 4. To take curves cautiously and on the right side. 5. To signal my intentions before turning: or stopping. To take nothing ior granted with regard to the other driver. To give strict attention to my driving and to drive only when physically and mentally fit. : To have my car inspected at least twice a year for brakes, lights and other safety features. To guard the safety of all children as 1 would that o£ my own. To look upon the safety of my passengers as my personal trust and responsibility. To be as courteous In my car as I am in my home. 12. To obey all rulca of safety in my home and at my xvork and as a pedestrian on the streets. 'A HUMAN LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE S'EW SECONDS I MIGHT SAVE BY HUHEYING" Mower, Frost Funeral Services Are Announced Funeral services for two at Nora Springs have b e e n announced. Riles for "George Mower will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Nora Springs Christian church with Stanley Haynes of Mason City in charge. The funeral of Mrs. Charles Frost will be Wednesday afternoon at :he Martin-Sheckler funeral home, .he Rev. David Lang in charge. Both will be buried in Park cemetery. LEAGUE MEETS The Central Luther league held its Sunday evening devotional period in the church parlors. John Nelson, president of the Immanuel Lutheran church, spoke -on the topic, "Self Denial and Prayer." Visitor From Rochester. LIME SPRINGS -- Mrs. Grace Anderson of Rochester, Minn spent the week-end at the Grant Tones home. Sign Address Driver's license number of country life . . . and that every effort should be exercised "n attaining this goal for the American farmer. Government Must Help. Pickford admitted that such an undertaking would of necessity be a nation-wide job, backed by the overnmenl. "The young farmer of today should not ask a gift from the nation, but he should be wen a chance to become a farm owner through long time credit at as low a rate of interest as the jovernment ^can afford," asserted he farm editor. In looking backward, the speaker, who has been a farmer and in close contact with farming in this community for more than 60 ears, said he sometimes thought le had been born SO years too oon. After noting all the labor saving devices on farms, and the many other facilities for convenience, he farm authority concluded with laraphrasing the title of a book he recently read: "I would live again.]" DIAMOND BROS Specials for Tuesday WE INVITE Y O U TO VISIT OUR NEW AND MODERN FOOD STORE AT 30 EAST STATE ST. Diamond's COFFEE, per pound . . . . Best 25c Beer SUGAR 10 Ib. pkg. . 52c Nifco 2 tali cans . . . RED SALMON, Balloon SOAP FLAKES, *n*t 29c CINDERS DELIVERED Fix That Drive FARMERS Fix That Barn Lot PHONE 2261 COMPLETE Speedometer and Wiper Service Central Auto Electric Co. 35 1st SI. S. W. PIGGLY LY QUALJTY MEATS Minute Steaks lb.25c Fresh Ground Veal Patties Each4c Beef Pot Roast Ib. I6c Fresh Dressed Bullheads Ib. 19c Red Salmon Steaks . 25c G. F. M'FARLAND FINED $100 FOR BUYING WHISKY .Charged With Contributing to Delinquency of Minors. Clarence' F. McFarland, 1S15',2 Monroe avenue northwest, was fined $100 and costs by Police Judge Morris Laird on a charge of contributing to delinquency o£ minors. McFarland was arrested about 8 o'clock Saturday evening on First street southeast, by local police. McFarland was alleged to have purchased whisky for children under 18 years of age from the local liquor store., McFarland added a commission on the purchases for obtaining the liquor for the minors. : Johnson Fined. Elmer Johnson, Northwood, forfeited a S25 bond posted when arrested at a local hotel at 12:10 o'clock on Sunday morning on a charge of intoxication.' Earl B. Swender, 227 West State street also forfeited $25 posted when arrested on a similar charge when he appeared in a hotel lobby wielding a shotgun about 3:45 o'clock Sunday morning. John E. "Doc" White, 22 Third street southwest, forfeited a $25 bond posted when arrested by police at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at a local barber shop after he had pestered the local police and the "Pines" by calling over the telephone. He was charged with intoxication. Six Fined. Frank McCardle, Marshalltown; Harry A. Walker, Omaha; LeRoy C. Duggan, Dubuque; Benjamin Harrison Tatman, county home; Carl W. Solum, 412 Fifth street southwest, and Vern West, 1621 Jefferson avenue northwest, Were each lined ?10 and costs on intoxication. They were arrested in the business section of the city over the weelc-end. Dr. E. Anderson, Hampton, forfeited a $10 bond posted when arrested about 4:30 o'clock Sunday morning on a charge of disorderly conduct. He had a small quantity of liquor in his possession at the time of arrest. Fred Best, Burchinal, forfeited a S10 bond posted when arrested on a charge of careless driving at Seventeenth street and South Federal avenue at 3:15 o'clock Sunday morning. JohnP.WhelanDies at Home in Dubuque DUBUQUE, (#)--John P. Whelan, 62, city, passenger and freight agent for the Milwaukee railroad, died suddenly at his home here Sunday. He came to Dubuque from Oltumwa in 1909. He was the father-in-law of Malt D. Coor ney, former state senator and now a member of the Iowa board of parole. Visit in Texas. ORCHARD -- Mr. and Mrs. George Wetter have gone to Texas to visit Mr. Welter's sister. On their way they will stop at Burlington and take another sister with them. They expect to be gone a month. 4-H GIRLS PLAN POSTURE CLINIC HERE MARCH 10 Mrs. Edith Barker of Iowa State College Will Be in Charge. Extensive preparations are being made by 4-H girls organizations of this and surrounding counties for the district "posture training school," with Mrs. Edith P. Barker, acting State college extension service, in charge. - The local school, which is one of a series being held in the state, will be held at the St. John's parish hall Wednesday. Preparations here are in charge of Miss FJor- ence Zollinger, home demonstration agent. Defects Evident. Prevalence of postural defects revealed through the stale 4-H girls' health contest has led to the establishment of the school. All but 6 of the 97 county health champions participating in the state contest last August received deductions for" posture. Miss Ella Gardner, rural sociologist in the United States department of agriculture, Washington, D. C., will be in Iowa March 2 to '12 to conduct the training schools, Mrs. Barker announced. All 4-H girls' club leaders, assistant leaders, 4-H committeewdm- en, 4-H girls' club officers, the home project chairman, 4-H girls' club chairman, and home demonstration agent from each county will attend. Schools Scheduled. Schools are 'scheduled as fol- Collection Made of State Seals Is Told in Broadcast by Gage Clarke Gage was heard over Ihe Decker Brothers sports 'broadcast Sunday in the feature of the week by Hobby Chats Across the Table. Clarke's subjects for discussion with the sport's broadcaster was "My Collection of State Seals." . The inspiration for the starting of this hobby came to Clarke through his father, Edgar.S. Gage Sr., when he brought him a copy of the State Seal of New Mexico upon his return from California in 1934. At that time the idea of col^ lecting state seals by writing all state secretaries about their state's seal occurred to him and developed into an interesting hobby. In his collection he has a copy ol- facsimile of every slate seal along with a few county and corporation seals. Besides this hobby, Clarke collects rocks, minerals, stamps, coins and flowers. · This hobby chat is part of. a ser-i ies of broadcasts sponsored by Decker Brothers in co-operation with the eleventh annual Kiwanis Y. M. C. A. boy's hobby show, which will be held April 7-8-3 and 10. ; lows: Chariton, March 2; Fairfield, March 3; Red Oak, March 4; Denison, March 5; Ames,- March 8; Spencer, March 9; Mason City, March. 10; Fayette, March -11; Cedar, Rapids, March 12. A posture clinic in which Miss Gardner will analyze types of postural defects will open each day's program. In addition to discussing what constitutes good posture, she will present corrective exercises and- games which will be used by leaders in their local clubs. for a limited time only. for Your Old Washer In Trade On the New FAULTLESS WASHER $2.50 Down Delivers Easy Terms Two Drain Tubs FREE With the Put-chase of Each Faultless Washer During This Sale! AH the New Outstanding Features of Construction Every Machine is Absolutely Guaranteed Other Electric Washers Priced as Low as $34.50 at $1 Down and $1 a Week MIER WOLF SON* iassEasHp!^

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