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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 26, 1934
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EIGHTEEN- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 26 193* BEAUTIFYING OF FARMS PROPOSED Planned Program Suggested by Fitzsimmons of Iowa State College. AMES, April 26.--A planned program to beautify an Iowa farmstead can be successfully executed with little expense other than that for labor, John R. Fitzsimmons, .- Iowa Stats college extension landscape architect, said ic commenting on a CWA rural housing survey conducted in 10 counties, including Mitchell and Fayette last winter. The state summary of the study revealed that 14 per cent of the 18,789 families interviewed admitted the need of planting shrubbery and trees. Bulletins Are Available. Essentials in farmstead planting listed in order by Mr. Fitzsimmong are a good lawn, shade trees, shrubs and perennial flowers. Bulletins on seeding and care of lawns and lists of varieties of shrubs and flowers adapted to Iowa may be obtainei from the Extension service, Ames. About ?10 worth of shrubs ar sufficient to use in making plant iogs, the landscape architect esu mated. He also pointed out tha most farmers have access to oa shrubs and trees, such as will plum, wild crab, smooth sumac, red twig, dogwood, snowberry (buck brush), hazel, bittersweet, wild grape, New Jersey tea, wild roses and grey dogwood. A bulletin "Farmstead Development," outlining Iowa farmstead planning "for utility, profit, health and enjoyment," is available from the extension service for those who wish aid in developing their TOUOdS. Principles Are Given. Principles to keep in mind when planning farm landscape develop' nent outlined by Mr. Fitzsimmons are: Plant in masses. Plant close to the house to tie the man-made structure to the ground. Plant trees to enframe both the louse and the view from it. Plant flowers in borders with shrub backgrounds, not in circular, moon or star shaped beds. Simplify rather than attempt a "omnUiated. faddish planting. NOTICE M annual Municipal Licenses expired April 1. ' Those not renewed before May 1, will be considered as not intending to continue the business licensed. The ordinance governing same will be strictly enforced. By order of the City Manager. J. H. McEWEN, City Clerk. Markley Letter Tells of Visit to South Sea Island Entertained by Norman Hall, Famous Iowa Born Author, During One Pause on Tour Around World. EDITOR'S NOTE--The Globe-Gazette la here presenting the first of a series of letters written, at our request, by James E. Markley, Mason City lawyer, who with his daughter, Miss Doris, Is now on a trip around the world. This opening letter begin* with Ills party's arrival at Fkpeite, in the South Seas, and Is given over largely to graphic description of the scenery and the people of that far-away region. It was written under date of Feb. 9. At present the Markleyg are in South Africa. Subsequent letters will deal with Australia and numerous other points visited. ire reached Papelte early this V morning. It Is green with jagged mountain peaks and precipitous sides. A little level land lies at the foot of the mountains and this is inhabited by a race of people much ike the Hawaiians. The town is mrdly more than two feet above ie water; the coral reefs surround- ng the island protect it from overflow. Our boat did not dock nor anchor but kept under steam during the day and we sailed away at 6 p. m. In the forenoon we rode about the city and along the coast drives. We sawthe large cocoanut and banana lantings and the abundant guava ind mango trees. The flowering trees and shrubs are much like those at Hawaii but not I think so diver- ·iified nor so brilliant although the Tiger Claw trees are a flaming ·ass in places. Visit Iowa-Born Author. We called on Norman Hall, the oint author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," and were invited to r turn at 2 o'clock, which we did and were entertained at his home, ightfully situated on the sea with dashing foam marking the hidden ·eefs' far out As at Honolulu they practically ive out-of-doors but have a lovely home artistically designed and milt. The natives staged a Hula dance in the city park, about twenty jirls taking part. This was followed by a dance by the men dressed in gaudy costumes. They danced around and upon a three step sort ' ladder. The music was by wooden rums and other instruments. A much better exhibition of the naive Hula was given by a girl at Mr. Hall's house; indeed her artis- afs Back of e Telephone Company that Serves you . Lift your telephone receiver and you are in connection with the Bell System--a System that provides telephone service through 25 companies in the United States, all interconnected to- form a nationwide network. The Northwestern Bell Telephone Company is one of these companies. It operates in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The parent company of the Bell System is the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Its scientists, engineers and other specialists constantly develop new and better telephone equipment to improve service and devise better ways of handling telephone calls and of conducting the various phase* of the business. Because this Company is a part of the Bell System it has the use of all the improvements--all the new methods and equipment that are perfected by the American Company. Behind your telephone is this national organization--with national resources -- for the development and improvement of telephone service. This Company's .policy is to provide the best service at the least cost to the public consistent with fair treatment of employees and the financial safety of the business. NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY try in dance movements was really enjoyable. In Bridge Tournament. Back on the boat at 6 o'clock and after dinner a movie on the boat deck--under the clear skies and bright stars. It was George Arliss in "Voltaire." Dods and I played together in the bridge tournament and tied for third place which is not bad if you could see the number of bridge fieuds present. Feb. 11, we will disembark at Avarua, Rarotonga, and drive around the island. It being Sunday the missionaries will not permit the natives to stage a dance for us. This evening there will be a lecture on Japanese aggression as a menace to world peace. I don't just see how such lectures are going to be conducive to peace. We get no news of the world except a very brief statement in the ship's daily bulletin of world events. You need no dual thermometer here to tell you the outside temperature for its always hotter inside the shelter of a wall. It rained hard last night and again this morning but quit just as we were ready to go ashore and did not rain again until we were back on the boat. A Question Is Answered! The people are like the Tahitians and the Hawaiians, only better looking and seemingly more friendly. A man was asking our guide all sorts of questions and finally asked him if there were snakes on the island and he replied: "No snakes, no wild animals." The man asked if there were any mad men. The guide, a native, said: 'No, only what come on boats." r-at settled it for a time. We drove around the island in motor carts, each cart carrying about ten persons. The roads are somewhat bumpy but good considering the development of the island. The band concerts, pictures, and lectures on the boat deck are delightful as the night air-is just cool enough to be refreshing. No Ships Sighted at Sea. It seems strange that we have not sighted a boat outside the harbors since we left Los Angeles. The days pass rapidly with lectures, games, pictures, and sports of various kinds. When we approached Rarotonga there was a stretch of water possibly a mile and a half long and a mile wide that stretched out green as iade fringed by the deep Indigo wa- :ers of the sea. I could not understand it but it seems the torrential rains and night before had swept down the mountains with such vio- ence as to discolor the ocean and be reflection of the green mountain sides gave the peculiar color. Cocoanut Groves Abound. Cocoanut groves are all around ;he island and also banana fields. Oranges are grown on the foothills. The island is about 3% by 6 miles and the drive around it about 20 miles. It has rulers who are hereditary chiefs but is under British mandate. There is probably no one of the islands of the South Seas more attractive or more productive than this. We eat luncheon on deck with cooling breezes and sheltered by canvas from the winds. A Few Days Later. (Editors Note: At this point, there was a lapse of a few days and the next letter, dated Feb. 15, was written from "Among the Isles of the South Seas"). Last night we had a movie "From Broadway to Hollywood" out upon :he sports deck with the stars shining' brightly and a cool refreshing breeze. This morning we reached Samoa. The natives in large boats with 25 oarsmen to each boat came out to meet and escort us to shore. We drove about the town and walked up the mountain to the grave of Robert Louis Stevenson. It was a hot morning and the hill was steep and slippery from the rains of yesterday. I felt when we reached the bottom that I had done a day's work. A native girl who told me she could dance best of anyone on the island persisted in aiding me up and down again and I must say that without her aid it would have been a difficult task for me. Like Other Islanders. The natives here are much like those of the other islands. They have perhaps better huts or houses made of grass and palm leaves. One room constitutes kitchen, bedroom and bath and they sleep on mattresses of leaves. The island like the others is planted mostly to cocoanuts and bananas but recently because of the over production in these lines they are cultivating cocoa. We met the hereditary chief and his wife; they were barefooted but cordial. Their house was well furnished with two massive bedsteads. The chief is immense in size. The natives, about 60 or 70, gave their war dances and the women danced and sang for us. These were very different from the other islands. Islands on All Sides. This evening we are sailing with Islands on either side and will reach the Fiji islands day after tomorrow. We had lunch at the Catholic mission as there is no hotel or erta- minet that could accommodate the crowd. The food was taken from the boat. A parade is to start soon with people wearing masks and quaint Funeral of Dr. Klahr Held in Algona Church ALGONA, April 26.--Dr. F. P. Klahr died suddenly Tuesday afternoon following an attack of heart disease in the morning. He has suffered with heart trouble for a number of years. Dr. Klahr practiced nedicine at Walla Walla, Wash., rearing from practice in 1926, when IB and his wife came to Algona and since made their home with their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George St. John and family. Besides his wife le leaves two daughters, Mrs. 3eorge St. John and Mrs. W. C. McNown of Lawrence, Kans. Funeral services were held Thursday after- loon at the Congregational church. The Rev. J. R. Hoerner had charge of the church services. The Masons had charge of the services at the costumes. 1 will sit on the sidelines We do not hear anything about the U. S. except that Roosevelt has cancelled airmail contracts. It seems to me this is a wholly unwarranted exercise of a judicial power which the president can't exercise without usurpation. We keep moving along and the seas seem to be endless. The sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous. I speak with authority as to the sunsets and upon reliable information as to the sunrises. . They Reach Fiji Islands. SUVA, FIJI ISLANDS -- We reached here this morning and took -he usual drive about the island. The natives are the Fiji cannibals but they do not seem to be bloodthirsty although perhaps not so unusually friendly as the others. Their hair is made into a perpetual permanent wave and colored from blue to red. Bach hair crinkles and climbs out straight from the head. They must spend much of their time treating their hair. There are about 85,000 native Fijis and about 60,000 Indians who were brought over here to work oh the plantations. The natives will not work.--at least not to any appreciable extent--and they never save anything for the future. They raise cocoanuts and bananas, sugar cane, rice,' oranges, etc. It seems to be a prosperous community. It's Uncomfortably'Hot. We docked here for the first time since leaving Honolulu. We took lunch on shore and heard some excellent singing by boys and girls from the schools. The ancient tribal dance was given by about 200 Fijis and a fan dance by a group of 100 women. It is awfully hot but we are told that in New Zealand It will be cool enough for an overcoat. I will welcome cooler weather as I hate to be bathed in perspiration day and night. Rock Falls Seniors to Gve Class Play May 4 ROCK FALLS, April 26.--The senior class of Rock Falls high school will present a three act mystery play, "The Valley of Ghosts," at the school auditorium on May 4. Mrs. Jones of Nora Springs is coaching he play. The cast of characters is fessie Bliem, Olive Jensen, Edith Seal, Lucille Hewett, Bonnie Brim, jillle Napoletano, Roland Edgar, K. Jerome Wilkinson, Earl Christiansen, Keith Dunton, Julius Siewert- sen and Sammy Napoletano. 3reen Will Give Address at Algona Friday Night ALGONA, April 26.--Edward Jreen of Fort Dodge, county attorney of that county, and state president for the Young Democratic club, will be the principal speaker at a young democratic meeting to be leld at the high school auditorium friday night at 8 o'clock. Represen- ative Bonnstetter will also give a short talk. 'ather Hogan of Greene Starts Trip to Ireland GREENE, April 26.--The Rev. MTM J. Hogan left for Detroit, Mich., Tom there he will visit points in eastern United States, after which le will sail for Ireland, where he will remain for some time before returning home. Father Hogan is jastor of the local Catholic church. Tather Drexler, Dubuque, will-serve the church during his absence. CLEAR LAKE, IOWA CLIFF PERRINE A Popolar Band at the Sort Last Season THUESDAY, APRIL 26 Ladies S6e Gents 41e ANDY KIRK AND BIS 12 (XOL'DS OF JOT Saturday, April 28 JACK CRAWFORD THE CLOWS PRINCE OF MCSIO Thursday, May S At Mason City THEATERS By R. J. p. HEPBURN AS TBIGGEK" The wide range of emotions portrayed by the Carolina mountain girl, Trigger Hicks, in the Cecil feature "Spitfire," makes this a difficult role but, at the same time, provides Katharine Hepburn with ; an excellent vehicle for exhibiting her versatile talent. Robert Young and Ralph Bellamy are well cast in their supporting roles and turn in fine performances. Friday is the last day for this film. * * One of the year's finest pictures, 'The Lost Patrol" is a contrast to many recent productions in several respects. For example, there are no women in the cast, although the idea of wives and sweethearts left at home is one of the chief factors of the story, as in "Journey's End," the English World war picture starring Colin Clive. Completing the program which plays -through Friday at the Palace is "She Made Her Bed," featuring Robert Armstrong and Richard Arlen with Sally Eilers. * * * KEN MAYNARD ' FILM AT STRAND "Honor of the Range," a new Ken Maynard picture, will share the Strand bill Friday and Saturday with the second chapter'of the serial, "Pirate Treasure," and an Our Gang comedy. * * * Another story of western deserts, "Man Trailer,"' provides the vehicle for Buck Jones' talents Friday and Saturday at the Iowa. · * * * One of the strangest of all professions is the basis for "Wild Cargo," story of the jungles in the Far East which stark a four day run Saturday at the Cecil. Frank Buck, star of the film, makes his living by taking orders from zoos and circuses and going into the wilds to fill them, delivering animals of every sort, alive but safely caged. * * * AMATEUR NIGHT AT PALACE FRIDAY The management of the Palace theater has announced an "amateur night" series, giving local talent a chance to perform on the stage every Friday night, beginning April 27. These shows should furnish plenty of amusement. Anyone may enter an act on the program and have it effectively and emphatically judged by the audience. Beginning Saturday is the W. C. Fields picture. Gall Stone Colic Avoid operation II possible. Treat tbc cause in a sensible, painless., inexpensive way at borne. .Write Home Drug Co . 13-6? No. Fourth St,. Minneapolis. Minn., for a recosclzed practicing specialist'a preocrtp- Jon on uver and gall bladder trouble fot Jterature and treatment which bae oeeu elving gratifying results for 28 years. Bold under money baclt guarantee, clip this out NOW--Advertisement DANCE AVALON BALL ROOM Sunset Inn, Manly Saturday, April 28 RED WILSON Tuesday, May 1 Bemiss Wadsley and His Harmony Kings LADIES 26c; GENTS 41c Special Monday, April 30 High School Band Benefit Dance. ADMISSION 25c Ends Thursday Bing Crosby -- Marion Davles "GOING HOLLYWOOD" SAT. Ken in Latest and Best Western picture in "HONOR OF the RANGE" Plus Chapter "flrate Treasure" and "Onr Ganc" Comedy $ News Mack's Novelty Orchestra will play for DANCE Saturday, April 28 MASON CITY ARMORY GO OUT AND RETCRN -- NO EXTRA CHARGE IT PAYS TO F L A Y A S YOU GO CARMEN DIES AT HOME AT ELMA Rites Probably Friday for Resident of Community Many Years. ELMA, April 26.--Daniel Carmen, resident of this vicinity for many years, died Wednesday night at his home near here from a stroke. He had been ill three weeks. Funeral sen-ices will probably be held Friday morning in the Catholic church with burial in Mount Calvary cemetery, the Rev. P. E. Donnelly officiating. Mr. Carmen, who was born April 27, 1866, in Wisconsin, is survived by his wife, six daughters and two sons, including Ned, John and Mrs. Joe Showalter of Elma, four brothers and one sister. Honored With Shower. OSAGE--Mrs. Maurice Kathan planned a shower Thursday evening for her sister-in-law, Miss Grace Kathan. Miss Grace E. Kathan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kathan, Osage, and Edwin Cohrt 01 Spencer are to be married Friday afternoon at the Little Brown church at Nashua. Thence they will go to the Drake relays at Des Moine?, before going on to Spencer, where Mr. Cohrt is a stock buyer. Loses Finger In Sheller. HAYFIELD, April 26. -- Adam Green, employed on a farm near Ventura, lost a finger on his right band when it was caught to a Com sheller. He will spend afew days at the home of his parents here while the injury is healing. Visitor From Oregon. GOODELL--Miss Beulah Hinkley of Portland, Ore., is here visiting her cousin, Miss Mamie White. This Girl Knows. , YOU CAN ,'OEPENDONMR , [IT'S AU-VEQETABie/ ..SAFE! -- i --" Bright Eyes.. No Bad Skin She learned long wo how often dull eyes, pimply skin, nervousness and lack of pep come from bowel sluggishness and constipation. r.ow_ NR (Nature's Remedy) is her secret of sparkling loveliness and vital health. Ijo more ineffective partlal.rollef for her--all- vegetable NR Tablets give thorough cleans- inc. gently stimulating the entire bowel. Jlffllons take MR for thorough. eBoctlvo relief from constipation and biliousness. GetaZScbox. All druggists'. Pleasant-safe l --and not hab* \ informing. TO - N I C H 1 T O M O R f t O w / u Q i C t "TII»*C" Quick relief for acid indicra- TUmb tion, heartburn. Only 10^, ,U JONES %t MAN TRAILER with Cecilia Parker Last Time Thursday "HAVANA WIDOWS" Joan lllondell Guy Kibbee Glenda Farrell Lyle Talbot Added MICKEX McGtriRE COMEDY RUTH ETTING MUSICAL NOVELTIES and NEWS IOWA FRI. SAT. Now Showing rwo Big Feature Pictures on the Same Program Mason City's Greatest Show Value! THE BIG SHOW FOB LITTLE MONEY! "SHE MADE HER BED" --with-KICHARD ARLEN SALLY EILEKS Robert Armstrong -- Ro9co« Atca A stirring romance of men who live to die! "The LOST PATROL" --with-VICTOR McLAGLEN BORIS KABLOFF REGINALD DENNY And--Coming ' FKIDAY NIGHT ON THE STAGE Amateur Contest MUSIC - SINGING - DANCING The audience will be the judges-Be here and support your favorite CECIL Enchantress of the Hills! ... She snared men's hearts, then prayed for their lost souls! KATHARINE T O D A Y ! ENDS FRIDAY -in- Added! Cartoon Oddity Paramount News With ROBERT YOUNG RALPH BELLAMY STARTS SATURDAY · Nature Saves Her Biggest Thrills for Buck! Back from the perilous jungle with new and amazing wonders you've never dared .to dream! The amazing camera record of the strangest trade man has ever worked at! Truly the picture of 1,001 thrills! Brini'-cm-Bui'lc-Aiiii

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