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_ ,,_ TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 16 _Â· 1936 $6,000 LOSS WHEN FARMER READY TO GO TO FIELD $ 1,000 Loss When Residence at Osage Is Damaged by Blaze. NASHUA--Just as Seymour Massee was about ready to go to the field to work Thursday, fire destroyed his barn and silo, 30 head of hogs, grain and farm equipment for a loss estimated at $6,000. The Massee farm is 2 miles east of Nashua. The barn was 52 by 112 feet. The livestock loss included 20 hogs being fattened and 10 brood sows. The hay mow had considerable hay and 600 bushels of oats were destroyed. . Six horses in the barn, which Mr. Massee had harnessed, were rescued. Mrs. Massee noticed the fire as she came out of the house. Origin of the blaze is unknown although it .was thought the strong wind might have worn insulation from electric wires leading to the barn. The loss was partly covered by insurance. $1,000 Loss at Osage. OSAGE--The Ole Gunderson residence was damaged by fire at 7 o'clock Thursday morning. The blaze started near the chimney. Most of the furniture was carried out. The loss was estimated at $1,000, partly covered by insurance Births Are Reported. FOREST CITY--The Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Olson of Waldorf col lege are. parents of a six pound daughter, Marlyn Joan, bom at the Irish hospital April 14. The day before Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Van Haaften of Garner had an eighl pound son, Richard Wallace, born to them at the local hospita" through a Caesarian operation. Honored on Birthday. ALEXANDER -- Mrs. Howarc Krutsinger was honored on her birthday by a number of her friend, who met at her home and spen the evening playing various games Mrs. Star Larsen, mother of M-Â° Krutsinger, served. Will Go to Chicago. RUDD--Mrs. Carrie Radcloff I Tuesday to visit at Floyd anc Charles City after a visit at the Henry Schroeder home here. She will go to Chicago Saturday to stay with her daughter, Mrs. Leonard Andres. ; , . , . . ' . . , Â·Â· 100th Year of 1st Iowa Paper Will Be Observed BURN! DR. D. W. MOKEHOTJSB Morehouse Will Give Talk at Iowa Press Group's Convention. DES MOINES-- It was just 100 years ago next May 11 that the first newspaper was published in what is now the state of Iowa. This was the "DuBuque Visitor," a small weekly sheet issued at Dubuque. At the annual convention of the Iowa Press association to be held in Des Moines April 17 and 18, some observance of this anniversary occasion will be included in a unique program to be carried out Friday evening. At 9:50, Friday evening, Dr. D. W. Morehouse, president of Drake university, will broadcast over WHO a few minutes address on modern newspapers and their value to their communities. This address will be from the convention hall. Dr. Morehouse is most widely HERE and THERE Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota. __ _ B. P. W, HEAD TO TALK IN GARNER District Luncheon Will Be Held Sunday for Women of 7 Clubs. GARNER--Miss Blanche Maytag of Newton, state president of the Business and Professional Women's club, will give an address Sunday when the local club'will entertain at a luncheon members of district 3 from Mason City, Clarion, Webster City, Eldora, Iowa Falls and Grundy Center. Miss Margaret Rommel is president, of the Garner chapter. Chairmen of committees on arrangements include Mrs. W. G. Williams, Mrs. C. E. Barnes, Dorothy Hampel, Vola Goll, Evelyn Tierney and Lorraine Hanson. Woman at Osage Dies Suddenly at Age of 65 OSAGE--Mrs. Frank Chapman, 65, died at 3 o'clock Thursday morning at her home. Wednesday night she visited at the C. R. Champion home and on returning home fell at the door, never recovering. Surviving are her husband and a daughter, Mrs.. Roy'Richards.. . -*known through making astronomy intelligible and popular to the public. This year is his thirty-seventh in teaching and administrative work at Drake. He is the discoverer of the famous Morehouse comet and has carried on important research in eclipses. Dr. Morehouse worked his way through the university he now heads and played football on a Drake team which won the western championship. He holds many college degrees. This famous Iowa man will give to the public his intelligent observations concerning the newspaper constellation--how the first community newspapers were started and how they followed population and built up the wonderful state and 1 community organizations we now enjoy. puke nej^e/urifr-wwe. -- ijou YEAR after year those who are "in the know" look to Norge for newest developments in refrigeration; Today we offer you what is, by a wide margin, the greatest . Norge of all time. One look will convince you that no more beautiful refrigerator has ever been built. 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Onlr Norse bus the Kollatar. NORGE Phone 143 HENRY DIRKS OF MESERVEY DIES Funeral for Resident Many Years in Community to Be Saturday. MESERVEY--Harm Dirks, long time resident of Meservey, 74, died of pneumonia at his home here Wednesday morning. He retired from the farm about 12 years ago. He was born in Germany and came to this country when about 14 years old, residing for a few years in Illinois before coming to Iowa. The family resided at Hampton several years in'the 80's: He is survived by. his wife,. also in. feeble -health and six.'sons, John, Henry, George, Louie, Teddy of this vicinity and the Rev. Herman Dirks of Buffalo, N. Y. The Rev. Eilert Dirks died at the family home here a few years ago. Two daughters, Mrs. Harm Koenen and Mrs. Carl Stadtlander of near here, also survive. The funeral will be held Saturday at the Reformed church here and burial will be in the Palsville^ cemetery. Sparks From Burning Rubbish Start Flames; Farm House Destroyed NORTHWOOD -- Sparks from burning rubbish set fire to the banking around the house at the Clarence Stoddard home 3 miles south of Northwood, burning the building to the ground. Only a. few articles of furniture and a small amount of bedding and wearing apparel were saved. When the fire first got to the banking it was discovered and presumably was extinguished. Apparently the fire was smoldering in the manure and straw used as banking for not long after the family went into the house it was discovered that the whole north side of the building was on fire. The outside of the building, an old structure, had been covered with heavy building paper to keep out the winter's winds and this caused the building to burn rapidly. The farm is owned by the Aetna Insurance company. Funeral Directors of Three Counties Meet BICEVILLE--The Tri-County funeral directors' association met at Riceville Tuesday evening. Present were Messrs. Lindeman, Hauser and Grossman from Charles City, Champion and Son and Shelled}' from Osage, Arnold Anderson from Lake Mills, Schroder and Hague from St. Ansgar. Mr. and Mrs. Shoop were hosts to the party. Dinner was served at the Kelly cafe and the meeting held at the Sodality rooms at the Burke hotel. A program was given by local young persons. A general discussion followed. Marked for Air Pilots. CHEROKEE, (UP)--With completion of a new water tower, on which huge letters spell the name- Cherokee, this city is plainly marked for airplane pilots for the first time. ministers Plan Conference. CEDAR FALLS, (UP)--The Northeast Iowa Ministerial conference will be held at Iowa State Teachers college here April 20. The Rev. B. J. Trickcy, Marshalltown, president of the conference, will preside. Go to Funeral. LATIMER--Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schermer and Otto Schermer drove to Reinbeck Monday to attend the funeral of a relative. Visitors From Laurclville. LATIMER -- Mrs. Rudder and daughter oÂ£ Laurelville were week-, end guests at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koenen. Spending Week Here. VENTURA--Mrs. G. Spriggs of Ames is spending the week at the Glenn Lee home. Mrs. Spriggs is a sister of Mrs. Lee. Visitors From Cedar Falls. GORDONSVILLE, Minn.--Melvin Holt student at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, and Arnold Hunger of Burlington were guests in the Oscar Holt home. Chapin House Bought. CHAPIN--James Law purchased the A. G. Eckhart residence and will take possession soon.'Miss June Renne has been living in the Eckhart residence. Mrs. James Mordick and two daughters, who have been living with her son east of town moved Tuesday into the Mrs. Laura Stevens residence recently vacated bv the Donahue family. Frank Bender has purchased the late Frank White acreage southwest of town and is now digging the basement for a new house. Store Managers Leaving. THORNTON -- Mr. and Mrs George Gjertson, who have been in charge of the IGA store here the nast two years, are moving to their former home in Madelia, MinnL. The owner, K. M. Gjertson of Sheffield has made no announcement regard ing the new management. O. E. S. School Is Held. KANAWHA--A school of instruc tion was held for the Kanawns chapter of the Order of Eastern Star Tuesday afternoon and eve ning Mrs. Pearl Flugel of Charle City was the district instructor Other guests who attended wer the grand officer, Mrs. Philomena Fox Roy A. Fox, Miss Dorothy John, Miss Vera John and Miss Ruth John, all of Fort Dodge; Mr. an Mrs. Charles Hamm and Mrs. Gladys Kraft of Corwith. . Will Give Program. LEDYARD--The Ledyard Standard Bearers will present a program at the M. E. church Sunday evening. Welcomed on Return. BRISTOW -- Gordon Cosner arrived here Monday evening with his bride. The school children and young folks gave them a welcome home Iowa's 180 million birds kill approximately 18 billion pests every day during about 150 days of the year, a total of nearly 3 trillion insects. Know Your State A Fact a Day About lowayl Ben Bear Celebrating 60th Business Year DECORAH, (.T)--Celebrating his sixtieth year in business here this week Ben Bear, veteran Decorah clothier, is accepting congratulations from his friends as the city's pioneer merchant. Bear originally came from Germany, spent nine years in New York, then estab- lished his clothing store here. Since that time he has been back to New York 115 times on semi-annual buying trips, he estimates. Klunder Fire Chief at Clarksville 16th Year CLARKSVILLE--At the annual business meeting of the Clarksville fire department Monday night, all officers were re-elected. Klunder, chief, began * year. Others are August sTstant chief; Luther Rice. man; Court Jacobs, secretary, Fiei Kurd, treasurer. There are 21 members in the company. Elected to Fire Company. MARBLE ROCK--Elroy Acklcyl and Glenn Mills have been elected! new members of the fire company.)- spent his Easter vacation with his son, Russell, and daughter, Mrs. Nellie Vosburg. Visits in Boone. CHAPIN -- Miss Mildred Scoot has been visiting the past few days with her friend, Miss Muriel Ewens, at her home in Boone. Visitors From Mapleton. SEXTON--Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Steven and children of Mapleton, Minn., spent the week-end here with Mrs. Steven's mother, Mrs. Sarah Wise, and Mr. Steven's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Steven. Meets at Schmidt Home. CORWITH--The Corwith Woman's club met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. L. J. Schmidt. Mrs. J. L. Oxley reviewed the book, 'Great Oaks," by Ben Ames Williams. A poem, "Love of Country," by Scott was read by Mrs. William Wood. Mrs. J. W. Duckett talked on the sports of South America and a vocal trio number was sung by Mrs. Wood, Mrs. P. B. Walley and Mrs. Duckett with Mrs. R. L. Hawswirth at the piano. Bride-to-Be Honored. MITCHELL--Mrs. Carl Lane and Mrs. Jay Coon were hostesses Wednesday afternoon to a group of women at the home of the latter at a miscellaneous shower honoring the approaching marriage of Miss Dorothy Toms. Steal 24 Cases of Eggs. DES MOINES, UP--The state bureau of investigation reported Wednesday that thieves entered the Boone County Produce company at Ogden Tuesday night and stole 24 cases of eggs. shortly after their arrival. Mr. Cosner. resumed his teaching work in the school Tuesday. - Returns From St. Paul. RICEVTLLE--Sam Willner was at St Paul Tuesday bringing back a light, truckload of groceries for his store. Visitors From Rock Island. THORNTON--Mr. and Mrs. W. H Battin of Rock Island, 111., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Stainbach. Carnival Friday ISijrnr. KANAWHA -- The annual high school carnival will be held in the hi"h school building .Friday evening. 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