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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 25, 1934
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^'^J£K£Z.-iz.'*f3-i*2- s t--^ - SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 25 1934 CROSS SECTION OF MITCHELL COUNTY FARM HOMES SHOWN AVERAGE FOUND WELL PAINTED Report on Survey Conductec in Many Homes Given by Dr. Reid. AMES, April 25.--A typical Mitchell county farm house--reconstructed according: to figures obtained in the CWA rural housing survey--is fairly well painted oi more than one story and is without piped water, electric lights, furnace and ice refrigeration. A report of the survey has been made public by Dr. Margaret Reid, of the department of economics at Iowa State college, in charge of the study in this state. Water piped into the house, investigators are discovering, is a real luxury in the county, since 93 per cent of the housewives must carry : water to the house. The average distance it must be carried is about 75 feet. Electricity for 16% Approximately 16 per cent of the homes are equipped with home electric light plants which is second only to Benton county among the 10 surveyed. About three-fourths of the homes still use kerosene and gasoline lamps. Townships having 18 per cent or more homes equipped with light plants are Cedar, Douglas, East Lincoln, Liberty, Newburg, Osage, Rock and St. Ansgar. The wood box and coal'pail is no myth to the farm lads of Mitchell county, for about 70 per cent of the families still depend upon the wood or coal stove for heat. A little more than half of the cooking in the county is done, at least part of the time, on gasoline or kerosene stoves. Almost 4 per cent--the highest of any of the counties-^-of the families have gas stoves. With 16 per cent of the families in the state, on an average, having ice refrigeration, Mitchell drops down to about half that amount-around 8 per cent--and almost no mechanical refrigerators. Many Have Wash Machines. But a large number of wives have drawn the line at doing their washing with hand machines and about half of them now use power washers. The state average of women possessing power machines was 68 per cent. Considering the fact that about one-third of the houses in the county are over 50 years of age, and that nearly one-half of them are from 25 to 49 years old it is not surprising that repairs and changes are necessary, both inside and out. About 15 per cent of the foundations in the county were rated poor hy their owners. When foundations :are in need of repair, authorities agree that houses are in a critical and often dangerous state. With a little over one-fourth of the screens in the county rated "poor" by owners, Mitchell reported more poor screens than any other county studied. Interiors Need Repair. Interior walls and ceilings, floors, stairs and chimneys all were in need of repair in a high percentage of the homes. Bathrooms are the exception" rather than the rule, with only 18 per cent of houses boasting bathtubs, about 14 per cent flush toilets and 15 per cent lavatories. Sixty- five per cent of the houses had kitchen sinks with drains, even though, in many cases, water must "be carried to the house. Only 18 per cent of the houses had piped colci water and about 16 per cent piped hot water. Cedar township, with 31 per cent of its farm homes equipped with piped cold water, has the largest number. Other townships with 22 per cent or more are Burr Oak, Newburg, Osage, Union and West Lincoln. One of the greatest needs revealed by the study, investigators agree, is for better sewage disposal and toilets. Almost half of the families are faced with the possible lack of sanitation and danger of surface sewage disposal. Eighty-two per cent of the farms had unimproved outdoor toilets. Native Shrubs Available. A contributing causa to the rundown appearance of many of the homes is a lack of plantings and lawns. About 10 per cent of the places did not have lawns established. About 20 per cent had no plantings of trees and shrubs, a surprising fact considering the availability of native trees and shrubs, investigators said. Many fences need repairing--and about one-half of the farms need new ones established. Walks and drives are needed around the houses on about half the farms. One-third of the houses in the county have good paint, the owners reported. Douglas, Cedar, Liberty and Rock each reported 35 per cent or more of their houses as having od paint. The survey was inaugurated in several states at the suggestion of the bureau of home economics of the United States department of agriculture to provide work for CWA employes last winter and to stimulate interest in better farm housing conditions. The Iowa counties surveyed include Benton, Davis, Fayette, Madison, Mitchell, Scott, Shelby, Sioux, Story and Webster. In Mitchell County 1,074 families were interviewed. LARGE BARN AT CYLINDER BURNS Four Head of Horses Lost; 40 Head of Cattle and Many Calves Saved. EMMETSBURG, April 25.--Fire f uncertain origin destroyed a arge 60 by SO foot barn and a ma- hine shed on the James Carrigan arm three and a half miles south- ast of Cylinder late Monday night, with the ruins still burning Tuesday afternoon. Four head of horses were mrned, and four tons of hay, eight harness sets, all farm machinery, including large separating equipment, other barn supplies and stock feed were included in the heavy losses. About 40 head of cattle and about the same number of calves were rescued from the burning building. The horses that burned to death were led from the barn, but they became frightened and dashed back into the flames. Huge containers of milk and cream were at boiling temperatures near the buildings. The buildings carried $2,500 insurance, rat there was no insurance on the stock or equipment. Emmetsburg Girl Seriously HI. EMMETSBURG, April 25.--Mary Vtargaret Mulroney, 17, Emmets- 3urg high school senior, was criti-' cally ill at her home here. She became ill several days ago from a small infection on her face, which progressed rapidly. She is the daughter of Mrs. Hugh Mulroney. H E R E A N D T H E R E £ * · » « * * * * * * * * . * * 8 " t Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota Surprised on Birthday. BURCHINAL -- The Burchinal school children gathered at the Gordon Rethemel home in Burchinal and surprised him on his birthday. Will Meet Thursday. NORA SPRINGS -- The Open Door Sunday school class will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. L. Harr. Mrs. J. L. Bumgardner will lead devotions and Mrs. Thomas Treloar, Mrs. H. K. Sclby, Mrs. J. M. Wyatt and Mrs. D. W. Ree, will give the lessons. Goes to Lincoln. ROCKFORD--H. C. Batty went to Lincoln, Nebr., Saturday to sec his son, Harry, who is a student at the Nebraska Wesleyan university and who has been a patient in a hospital there the past week. Return From Wisconsin. RUDD--Mrs. Anna Hodge returned Sunday morning from Wisconsin where she has been visiting her daughters, Mrs. Lowell Sweet, Madison, and Mrs. George Parker, Milwaukee. Honored With Shower. GLENVILLE, Minn.--A shower was given Sunday afternoon by Mrs. Albert Erickson and Miss Esther Bridley for Mrs. Rolland Bckert, at the home of her parents here. A mock wedding was held. Returns to Chicago. SWALEDALE--Walter Zimmerman of Chicago, ^returned home after spending a week convalescing with Dr. and Mrs. E. P. Kennedy. He is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Kennedy. Visit Over Week-end. ROCKFORD--Cecil Galvin of Des Moines and Junior Galvin who is attending Coe college at C«dar Rapids visited in the G. H. Galvin home Saturday and Sunday. Visitor From Murray. NORA SPRINGS--Mrs. Bruce O'Brien of Murray came for a week's visit at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hof- rnaster. Mrs. O'Brien's husband is superintendent of schools at Murray. Guests From California. RUDD--Mr. and Mr$. W. Boggess of Long Beach, Cal., are vis- ting at the John Kneisel home. They drove through and will not return until the first part of May. Mrs. Boggess, a former resident, lad not been here for 14 years. Returns to Home. ROCK FALLS--Mrs. Matilda Schmitz returned to her home here after working for the past two years at the Currie residence in Mason City. Will Meet Friday. FLOYD--The regular meeting of the Floyd P. T. A. will be held Friday evening. The program is sponsored by the musical organizations of the school. Go To Convention. GALT--Lee State and Rex Blankenship went to Ottumwa Tuesday, to the state Sunday school convention. They will return Friday. Mrs. A. S. Kilbourn of Eagle Grove will accompany them to Eddyville and visit her parents. Will Teach at Greenfield. KANAWHA--Wirt Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson, has signed a contract to teach in the commercial department of the Greenfield schools. "THERE'S the right price--" T HE "right" price for a funeral service i is the price a family can afford to pay, and yet receive the kind of a tribute that is in keeping with the living standards of the deceased. That price can always be found in the McAuley display room. With complete funeral charges marked- on all caskets, patrons can tell at a glance just what funerals are within their means. Guessing at what is the "right" price is unnecessary, for there is a McAuley Service to meet the requirements of every purse and person. No where else can one secure a finer service for the same expenditure. McAULEY FUNERAL HOME 8 S. Adams Ave. Phone 651 Guests From Nevada. SWALEDALE--Mr. and Mrs. H. haffer and daughter of Nevada visited relatives Sunday. Guests From Carolina. RUDD--Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Nelson and three daughters of Greer, S. Car., drove through to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Wood of Rudd, arriving Monday evening. Move to Belmond. BURCHINAL--Charles Best rented his house in Burchinal and moved .0 Belmond to live with his son, Ray. aiill Meet Friday. SWALEDALE--The Girls Guild will meet Friday afternoon with Miss Kittie Hemphill. Visited With Children. FLOYD--Mrs. Rosa Rowe, who closed her home here for the winter months, returned after spending the winter with her children. Plans Indefinite Stay. CHAPIN--Mrs. J. W. Fowler left Sunday for an indefinite stay at the lome of her daughter, Mrs. Gus Brandt at Hubbard. Suffers Fractured Arm. ACKLEY--Mrs. Anna Blondin, 84, suffered a fracture of the right wrist Monday afternoon when her land slipped from the bed and she "ell as she was about to lie down "or a nap. Mrs. Blondin makes her lome with her daughter, Mrs. Chauncey Krell. Will Spend Summer. STILSON--William Nail's nephew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schneibly, from Albert Lea, Minn., came to spend the summer with his uncle. Taken to Independence. OSAGE--Carl Tollefson of St. Ansgar was examined Tuesday and aken to Independence for hospital YOUR IOWA An Interesting Fact Dally About the State Vou Are Proud to Call Vour Own! Iowa annually produces grain to he extent of approximately 575,- UOO.OOO bushels. This grain is suf- 'icient in volume to 'orty-ton freight cars. fill 370,000 Guest From Chicago. GRAFTON--Mrs. Matthew Flem- ng of Chicago is visiting at the Alvin Bork home. Mrs. Fleming and Mrs. Bork are sisters. Return From Dana. POPEJOY--Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Bowman and Constance returned home the first of the week follow- ng a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Miller at Dana. Honored on Birthaay. HAMPTON--Mrs. Harry W. Hardy was guest of honor Monday night when 16 women gathered at her home in honor of her birthday. Are Parents of Son. THOMPSON--Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mart Tuesday a son weighing eight and one-half pounds. They now have two sons and one daughter. Visit at Homes. FENTON--Students and teachers lome for the week-end were Edith l.aage, teacher at Cedar Rapids; Irene Newel, teacher at Belmond, Ivira Krause, teacher at Garner; August Krause, student at Ames; l/eona Borchardt, student at Cedar Falls; and Karl Schwartz, student at Cedar Rapids. Move to Britt. HUTCHINS -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stratton and family, who jave been living in the house on the William Weiland place, moved to Britt to the Pat MacGruder place. Leave for Carroll. GRAFTON--Mr. and Mrs. William Adrian and son, Alfred of Belegrade, Minn., who have been visiting relatives here, left for Carroll Tuesday morning. Mrs. Bird Hostess. CLARION--Mrs. R. G. Bird entertained her afternoon bridge club with a dessert luncheon Tuesday. Mrs. Charles Elliott of Hampton and Mrs. Stanley Shupe were guests. Mrs. Burt Harwood, Jr., received the award for high; low score w'as held by Mrs. Charles Elliott Guest From Iowa City. POPEJOY--Seth Walton of Iowa City visited in the W. W. Walton home. Arc Parents of Son. JOICE--Mr. and Mrs. Will Otto are parents of a boy born Monday morning. 18 From Forest City. THOMPSON--The local chapter of the Eastern Star held a special meeting at the I. O. O. F. and Masonic hall Monday evening to put on the initatory work. Eighteen members of Truth chapter of Forest City and two from Swea City witnessed the work. Visit in Wyoming:. HUTCHINS--B. J. Hegdbn and two daughters, Mrs. Paul Million ol Shelbyville, Ind., and Mrs. Floyd Nelson of Cody, Yyo., motored to Cannon Falls, Minn., and visited with Mrs. Allen Raw. Mrs. Raw i3 also a daughter of Mr. Higdon. Visits in Iowa City. LONEROCK--Mrs. Viola Bishop spent the week-end in Iowa City visiting friends. Return From Nevis. GORDONSVILLE, Minn. -- Mr and Mrs. Miles Otteson, with Mr and Mrs. John HemphUl of Austin Minn., have returned from an auto trip to Nevis, Minn., where they visited relatives. Many Cases of Mumps. PLYMOUTH--There are many cases of mumps among the schoolchildren. Beryle Button and Ted Peshak are some of the new cases. Go to Des Moines. EMMONS, Minn.--Mr. and Mrs. Victor Emmons, daughters, Lucille and Clarice, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Dahl, and daughter, Norma, motored to Des Moines for a sight-seeing trip. Visit in Minneapolis. LAKE MILLS--Mrs. H. Rasmussen and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Ferley were week-end visitors in Minneapolis. Mrs. Ingvald Talle spent last week in Minneapolis visiting her cousin, Mrs. Sherman Huis. Guest From Minneapolis. NORA SPRINGS--Mrs. Edna Swan of Minneapolis is visiting her mother, Mrs. Nettie Hof. Miss Clare Priem is going to accompany her home the latter part of the week. William Fontaine HI. ROCK FALLS--William Fontaine, Si, is seriously ill at his home here. Classes Hold Party. SWALEDALE--The freshmen and sophomores had a party at the Fred Timm's residence. Return From Rapids. FLOYD--Mrs. Fred Clemens and Mrs. George Dodge returned from a brief visit with relatives in Cedar Rapids. Were in Mount Vernon. CHAPIN--Misses Evelyn Ferguson, Milded Scott, Muriel Ewens, Veloye Froning and Ina Marquardt were at Mount Vemon Friday afternoon and Saturday to attend the girls Grex. Many Visitors Entertained. EMMONS, Minn. -- Mrs. Alma Marpe, daughter, Maurine of Wichita, Kans., ,Mr. and Mrs. Harry Braley, daughter Ethel of Wesley, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Rasmusson and Carnily of Forest City, and Mr. and Mrs. Art Emmons and family were Sunday guests at the home of Mr, and Mrs. Carl Emmons. Present at Anniversary. THORNTON--Mr. and Mrs. Stamback attended the fiftieth wed- dining anniversary of Mrs Starn- back's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Martin of Des Moines, Sunday. Visitor From Conrad. GALT -- Mr. and Mrs. Harold Good of Conrad are visiting in the William Oswood home for a few days. The ladieS are sisters. HONOR COURT AT BELMOND HELD Stanbery Gives Address to Large Crowd at Boy Scout Session. BELMOND, April 25.--The local scout troop was hosts to four other troops in a court of honor in the high school auditorium Tuesday night. The guest troops were from Clarion, Alexander, Kanawha and Corwith. W. A. Parker, chairman of the local scout committee was in charge. The program opened with the presentation of three band selections by the local school band under the leadership of H. C. Engelbrecht, local scoutmaster. The Rev. J. C. Buthman of the Methodist church offered invocation. The boys' small vocal group of the school gave three selections. The principal speaker of the evening was Attorney R. S. Stanbery of Mason City. Mr. Stanbery said, "The court of honor was a recognition of the work done by the scouts, and they were held to encourage the boys to further work. In scouting, habits were established the same as in the home or on the street, and because of the high ideals which eventually became habits that the scout work helped to establish, really worth while habits were formed. That the organization to which many men throughout the country gave of their time and money better fitted the boys to face the problems of life, that teachings helped to make the boys realize these advantages." The Rev. John D. Clinton of Fayette gave the illustrated lecture, "The Romance of Betsy." A short demonstration on signaling was given through an amateur radio station by Ersel Nolte of the local troop. Charles Knouse, executive of the North Iowa area gave awards. One veteran badge was awarded to the Rev. O. E. Shaw of Corwith who had served the Corwith troops for ten years and a life badge to Cecil Rodemeyer of Alexander. The Belmond troop received recognition for receiving a. rating of 96 per cent for the past month. Mr. Knouse announced that the Camperall for Wright county and the eastern part of Franklin county and southern part of Hancock county would be held in Belmond early in June. H. C. Engelbrecht closed the meeting with the Indian benediction given by the troops. A large crowd attended. Leland Businessmen Will Have Talkies This Year LELAND, ' April 25.--R. F. Beamsley, from Steamboat Rock, who, under auspices of the local businesmen has shown outdoor movies here for seven consecutive years, was in Leland Monday and arranged to start the entertainment this year, Tuesday evening, May 8. Talkies will be given. Floyd Howell of Gait Is Thrown From Horse GALT, April 25.--Floyd Howell, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Howell, fell when the horse which he was riding stumbled, throwing him to the pavement, cutting his chin badly and breaking both bones in his arm. He was rushed to the Lutheran hospital at Hampton for. where he was cared Woodward, Cresco, Is Injured in Collision of Team, Automobile CRESCO, April 25.--Slick Woodward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Woodward, is in the hospital at Iowa City, having lost one eye and received other injuries as the result of an auto accident Saturday night, when his car and a team and wagon driven by Eugene Olson collided. Two women passengers were also injured and the car demolished. The accident occurred about two miles north of Cresco. Librarians Will Meet. WAVERLY, April 25. /T)--Northeast librarians will meet here May 12, one of eight district conferences at which selection of a state convention site will be selected. 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