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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, March 21, 1931
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-MARCH 21 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TURN FOR BETTER IS MADE IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IS FIRST CHANGE IN CONSTRUCTION WORK SINCE 1923 February Showed Reversal in Trend of Past Several Years. A turn for the better has been ffiade by residential building according to February'figures released by an authority on these Matters. .Downhill for more than two years, thia type, looked to by economists as the construction class to indicate a forward movement after depression, has shown the first turn with us February record. This first reversal since 1928 is found in a total of $77,917,800 in residential contracts awarded during; the month in the 37 states east at the Rockies. . . A nearly equal division is made by the three major construction totals this month, a grand total of $235,405,100 being brpken into the 877,917,800 already mentioned as residential; $78,84-1,500 for non-residential; and $78,642,800 for public works and utilities. Aro Building Houses. Dwellings erected Individually and apartments are the larger elements in the housing groups with housing HUGH DAVEY SON GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS Phone 874 15 2nd St. S. W. developments also occupying an im-~ portant position. New York City accounted principally for the gain 'in new apartment building during the month. Non-residential c o n s t r u c t i o n which totalled 578,844,500 for the month was low when compared with the corresponding month last year- Gains in total construction over both the previous month and February of last year were produced in two of the thirteen Dodge territories. These were New England and Central Northwest territory, the latter comprising Minnesota, the Dakotas, Northern peninsula of Michigan, and Northwest Wisconsin Show Advances. Reflection of seasonal advances of February over January were shown by gains in six additional territories. For the two months of the current year residential building was off only 59,000,000 as compared with the same period of-' 1930. This was a loss- of about 6 per cent and compares with a loss of almost 50 per cent for- the corresponding two months of 1930 in contrast with 1929, indicating that the deflation in this type of building has been largely completed. Injured High School Boys Show Improvement All high school boys injured in an automobile accident near Rudd Monday are doing well and their condir tion shows definite progress, according to physicians at Park hospital where the boys were taken. Raymond Hughes, the most seriously injured of the group, shows progress, physicians said. Durwood Smith and Junior Seney are the other boys still at the hospital. GARDNER ^* FURNACE CO. * m Sheet Metal and Furnaces Rear P. G. E. BIdg. Ph. 480 Mason City Millwork Co. Office and Plant 4th Street S. W. and Monroe Sash Doors Glass and Glazing Storm sash v Let Us Help You Modernize Screens your home, office or store. For every" Manufacturers of Builders' Woodwork "Over the Top" Garage Boor thing In MIUAVORK see us. We're at your service. FRAMES INTERIOR FINISH Avenue Cupboards Cases ' Stair Work Mantels ·Fixtures for . Stores and Offices Formitsu Tops Let This Book Help You Plan The satisfaction you get out of yo.ut new home will depend on how much thinking and study you give . to it before you actually begin to draw the plan? because the finished building will, then come nearer . . . satisfying your wants and likes and will stand the acid test of use much better. ,,- \ "Beautiful Homes That Endure" is an excellent, book for your preliminary thinking. It gives you reliable information and sound advice on several important things which .should receive careful consideration before you even begin , to draw floor plans and elevations. ' Mail the Coupon the Book Is Free MASON CITY BRICK TILE COMPANY MASON CITY IOWA I'lease send me copy of your Free Book, "Beautiful Homes That Endure" (My T^ame) O.G. (Town) (State) STRUCTURE AT ALGONA COMPLETED ALGONA, Mureh 31.--Dr. L. W. Fox, assistant state veterinarian, has completed the erection of his new building at 220 West State street. This includes au office;- reception room, private office, drug room, operating room»and post mortem room on the first floor. The second floor is a five room apartment finished in oak. The building is built of pressed brick thruout. Dr. Fox ivns graduated from Ames In 191C alter having ser.ved in the World war. ACTORS TO DRILL AT UNIVERSITY All-State Group to Get Special Coaching at Summer Courses. IOWA CITY, March 21.--Intensive coaching in the arts of the drama will be given at .the University of Iowa next summer to the all- state high school players, a picked group of talented actors and actresses. . The plan, successfully inaugurated last year, fallows that of the music department, which organizes annually an all-state orchestra, band and chorus. Beginning, June 17, the courses will continue for six weeks, the closing date being July. 29. Seven dozen pupils are likely to register. Boys and girls who displayed prowess in the annual state championship play production competition of Jast.January w ill be favored ,when selections are made...- ; ' - · . . "^Sr6st'of.,t,n6"best-perfbrmers-prob- ably will come from Dubuque, Valley Junction, and Wilton Junction, the winners of class A, B, and C championship competition, respectively, and from the three runner- up institutions, Iowa City, Vinton and Yarmouth. Eugene C. Davis, specialist in dramatic art from Glenvllle high school of Cleveland, Ohio, will handle the courses as he did last summer. Work has been designed to meet the needs both of scholars who will enter the university next fall and for those who have not yet finished high ·school. Let it he said to our credit that none but a pure people could watch a 575 employe throw $800 parties and not susp.ect anything.--Davenport Times. Adams, and Second St. N. W. illustrate with Photogmphs I WRIGHT STUDIOS Adams and Second St. N. VV. New Feature Is Work of Newspaper Artist With Rich Experience .ARTIST ROLAND J. SCOTT, whose new feature, "Did You Know?," a daily illustrated question box, begins in - the Globe-Gazette, Monday, March 23, has had a varied and fascinating career as a newspaper cartoonist and illustrator. Today he is known thruout Amer- ic!j as the most popular of newspaper illustrators, the number of his ketches' of prominent personalities appearing on first pages of the leading papers exceeding that of any newspaper artist in America. Scott was born inlndianapolis, Ind., and began his newspaper career in the days when the present efficient photo-engraving process had not been developed, when all illustrations appearing in newspapers in smaller cities were made on chalk plates, ; the -artist handling every :step in the process;from the original drawing to the completed cast for the press. His first job of this sort was in Anderson, Ind., and after a few months of sawing 1 up lumber for the bases for the cuts, he resigned in writing, telling the management he "would rather draw than saw." He has been employed on leading newspapers in Indianapolis, Columbus, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Cleveland and Phoenix, Ariz. He has sketched most of the leading figures, political and'otherwise, of his time, Hoover, Al Smith, Newton D. Baker, Taft and Theodore Roosevelt sitting for him, as well as a host of movie stars and other lesser lights. His sketches have been recognized as the finest of their kind. In addition Scott has created the little cartoon, "Sally's Sallies," which enjoys an immense popularity in newspapers in every part of the United States. His i new creation, "Bid You Know?," begins' in this pape: March 23. . ' GARDEN BOOKS IN NEW BINDINGS Suggestions for V a r i o u s Types of Gardening in New Volumes. Six or eight weeks ago all the habby, almost worn out garden ooks in the public library were athered up and sent to the bindery with instructions to bind with gay japer sides or in chintz. The books ire back and make an attractive iddition to the garden table at the ibrary. March reading as well as April howers may bring flowers not only n May but thruout the summer, according to Miss Lydia M. Barrette, librarian, who calls attention )f amateur gardeners · and would- IB gardeners to a reading course and a number of books devoted to :his subject which are available at the Mason City public library. Prospective flower growers, who lave decided to transform the back yard this season, will find much inspiration and practical assistance in 'Adventures in Flower Gardening" i. course published by the American -library association in the reading vith a purpose series. Those who read before they dig may avoid many of the mishaps which discourage those who plant roses in *.he wrong sort of soil and sow :rlmson poppies next to pale pink peonies. Confirmed garden addicts may njoy the course or more specialized 30ok3 on flower cultivation which nre written by men and women who share their particular hobby and are glad to give advice on all sorts of natters from how to grow real ar- stocrats of the iris family to the beat treatment for ailing asters. Miss Barrette reports that while women's interest in flowers seems to- surpass that of the men of the community, the latter are real en- :husiasts once they have become in- crested. She points out that in London it ia estimated that of the thou- WARBLERS WIN LINCOLN TITLE The Warblers, winners of the eighth grade round robin tournaments played at Lincoln school, and the Boomerangs, winners of the seventh .grade division, played for the championship of the school before the spring vacation. The Warblers won by a score of 14 to 2. WARBLERS--14 FG FT PF Rocha (capt.) g: 0 1 1 Taylor, g .. 0 1 2 Kay, c ,, 0 0 2 Knnimitros, f S 0 1 Pat-scbull, f 3 0 1 , Totals 6 Z 7 BOOMERANGS--2 FG FT I'F Hert (capt.) f . - 0 2 8 Bray, f 0 0 I Vcgii, c 0 0 0 Tores, c 0 0 1 Schwartz, # 0 0 0 Anglidas, g 0 0 0 Totals 0 2 5 Americanism: Eating like a glut* ton; smoking like a furnace; nursing bad teeth and tonsils; and wondering why there'3 so much heart trouble.--Fountain Inn Tribune. IS YOUR HOME Still, HOME? Does it need replastoring in ·spots? Are your chimneys O. K. ? Have you walks or basement floors which need patching? How is the drive way? You'd be surprised how cheap these trifles can be remedied with Ideal Washed and Screened Sand and Gravel. Allow Us to Estimate IDEAL SAND GRAVEL COMPANY PHONE 551 Funeral Service for Mrs. C. K. Preus at Decorah on Sunday Funeral services for Mrs. C. K Preus,' whose husband was president of Luther college at Decorah will lie held at Decorah Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Preus who was the mother of J. A. O. Preus, former governor of Minnesota, and four other prominent men of the northwest, died at her home in Minneapolis. Services were held at Our Sav 1 ior's Lutheran church at Minneapolis Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock following which the body was taken to Decorah for the service at the First Lutheran church there, with Dr. O. E. Brandt of Luther Theological seminary in charge. Buriai will be in Decorah. The service will be attended by members of the M. AT. Moen family of Mason City. Mrs. Moen is a cousin of Mr. Preus. Besides the former governor the sons of Mrs. Preus are: The Rev Herman E. Preug, Minneapolis; the Rev. J. C. K. Preus, Albert Lea Minn.;, Paul Preus,- former treasurer of the Federal Land bank in St Paul, and the Rev. O. J. H. Preus president of Augustana college Sioux Falls. S. Dak. Globe-Gazette Offers Readers Booklet on MODERN HOMES Send to our Washington Bureau for a copy of the booklet, .MODERN HOMES, before you staift building that home you have been projecting for years. It gives you the photographs and floor plans of 30 frame houses. They are actual homes that have been lived in and found practical, substantial, beautiful and economical. Almost every type of home is shown--the dainty cottage, the inviting bungalow, the comfortable two-story structure--and they are all of moderate cost. Fill out and send in thia coupon NOW. The Globe-Gazette Information ISurcnu, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, I). C. I inclose herewith G cents in coin or stamps for n copy of the booklet, MODERN HOMES. Name Street City . Slate "Brighten Up" Have Wood "Brighten Up" your home. WALL DECORATING Any Kind W. K. WOOD PHONE 2489-W sands of commuters from Surrey vho pour out of Waterloo station each morning, every other one rows roses. Student Stenographers Complete Big Project The Student Stenographers, incorporated, have just completed :helr largest project of the year. Divided into six groups, they have md entire charge of registering the teachers at the convention. Thursday three groups worked from S o'clock in the morning until 10:30 at night registering the teachers. Otto W. Kaps and Clear ; . Lake Woman Are Married 1 Announcement has just been made of the marriage of Otto W. Kapa, 816 Fifteenth place northeast, and Maybelle Moore of Clear Lake. Mr. Kaps is proprietor of the Scotch Tailor shop. Mrs. B. F. Wcant is visiting Mrs. C. P. Walker, 24 Tenth street northwest. The test of good manners is the poasesion of power enough to be Ill- mannered without getting socked.-Davenport Times. MtUftem* caa b* l Imprimttmg, agas cam te taah *xd 'tcnmeticalfj , icarmt tritb Now Beauty forOU) wAlJLS TOTAllS aerri u background* tor' W furniture and draperies, cotm» qnendy the dhana of · itxxn u Brady depemfcacoadieippeannceofthewvll*! That £· why waits finished with LOVB BROTHERS MEIiOTONE, the flxs win prim thai* wsriable, iocreuetfae booty ·ad £«mty of the other farnuhings. OU writs take oa new beamy rimply bythe.ppliattionofMELLOTONE.Soc die colon coax in «ofi, pncet A«A-», ·ude to harmonize wah the mying ic- tfanaanoa of thomanb of homes. If you ue planning m new home or thtnHtxg of redeoocstiog. cocne ia and Vet as help you with color scheme*--oar knowledge and espexieace · Ourrie-Van Ness Co. "Maintained By Merit" 11 NORTH FEDERAL AVE. PHONE 17 --*···» STRENGTH of this bank protects every dollar you deposit . . . . JLoday, a bank is called upon to perform. many services. Business has grown and be- come more complicated ·. . . communities have increasedin population. This bank is equipped to give you complete and up-to-date banking service, yet the first requisite of the banking service of any bank is the protection and safeguarding of the money you deposit. This bank offers you the strength of our affiliation with the NorthwestBancorporation. You can deposit your funds in this bank with absolute confidence that they will be. safeguarded and protected. FIRST NATIONAL BANK of MASON CITY, Bank for Savings AfKifeti with Northwest Bin corporation Combine 1-(33,000,000 ^ "china? will tvvb American womeu .,.^0..-.TM.-- j ,,,. frinmlu

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