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MURPHY CALLS IT GOOD MOVEMENT Says Legion Would Like to Have Co-Operation of Future Vets. ·MIAMI, Fla., MB--Ray Murphy, Ida Grove, Iowa, national commander of the American Legion declared here that the college youths who organized the veterans of future wars "have launched a good peace movement." "Boys will be boys," he said, especially college kids. They're doing a job, however, whether they realize it or not. They are making all war look ridiculous and some of the greatest minds in the world have tried to do that and failed. "If they are sincere--and not just a bunch of college boys not yet dry behind the ears--we'd' like to have them join us." Murphy declared the American Legion is planning "the greatest drive for peace any country has ever witnessed," in lobbying for passage Of a bill designed to take the profit out of war." "Congress," he said, "has never seen so active a lobbying campaign as will be put forth for the universal draft bill calling for conscription of industrial and financial power as well as man power in event of hostilities." Returned here by airliner from Havana, the national commander said he would go on to Washington, D. C., after a brief vacation. RidgewayPlayWillBe Presented on April 29 RIDGEWAY -- A home talent play, "The Last Daze of School," will be presented at the Ridgeway Community hall Wednesday evening, April 29, commencing at S:35. The cast includes Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fretheim, Robert Brown, Ruby Aga, Alice Magnus, Cora, Lloyd and jaurence Bergan, Irene and Roy Macal and Parnell Fretheim. This alay is directed by Selmer Hellen, eacher of a school in Madison ownship. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRJL 20 M 1936 SEVEN EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA UNIT SIX By JOHN ELY BRIGGS SPORTS This Is the thirty-fourth story i n Hiis series of t-xpluratiuim into the history of Iowa. The story of the first state track mret will appear in thl s paper next week. ··Vfr m $r LACK OF PERSONALITY is anewnamejbr tt/ ONE DAY THE DIRECTOR OF A FAMOUS SCHOOL ' CAME LOOKING FOR AN INSTRUCTOR. AT FIRST HE FAVORED A TALENTED YOUNG STUDENT, BUT LATER HE GREW COLD A FRIEND OVERHEARD THE DIRECTOR SAV THAT HE FEARED THE TALENTED LAD HAD °A CERTAIN LACK 01= PERSONALITY.' SHE KNEW WHAT HE MEANT SHE SCREWED UP HER COURAGE AND TOLD THE YOUNG MAN WHAT SHE HAD HEARD. SHE MADE HIM A PRESENT OF A CAKE OF LIFEBUOY HE USED IT TO GOOD ADVANTAGE WHEN THE FINAL DECISION WAS MADE,THE DIRECTOR DECIDED IN HIS FAVOR.HIS TWO BEST FRIENDS ARE ·THE GIRL WHO PUT HIM STRAIGHT AND LIFEBUOY" They're all true thousands TETTERS, letters, Jetters ... Sorry cx- J- periences of thousands betrayed by "B. O." (body ndor). People who offend unconsciously and who suffer needlessly. If only they would make sure by bathing regularly with Life- buoy! 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These scrambled letters -will spell the name o£ a Famous Movie Star -when they are properly re- arransMi. Start switching the letters around: see if you can fiKure it out. 5^5,. J? r feunintr--and the opportunity to win a 1935 CHEVROLET SEDAN or the cash. EVERYONE WINS A PRIZE. Be The Bis Winner. First Prize Winner -gets Chevrolet Sedan; 2nd, S300 in Cash; 3rd, $200 in Cash; 4th, SlOOinCash; and many other Cash Prizes. Duplicate prizes in case of ties. SEND NO MONEY! Just your answer to the Movie Scramble above. USE THE COUPON. HURRY! DON'T DELAY! Radio Station WNEB5 Memphis, Tenn. COUPON RADIO STATION WNBR Memphis, Tenn. My answer Sl: City . .. Send me the Free Pictur* 4. Bicycling. Bicycle riding: was very popular back in the nineties. Young people saved their money to buy bicycles Sewing- machine and g-im companies began to make bicycles to supply the big demand. One of every TO Americans bought a bicycle in 1899 Storekeepers complained that only bicycle clothes could be sold. Carriage dealers and liverymen saw their former customers go by on bicycles. Riding was a pleasure. And as boys and girls whizzed along over smooth dirt roads or bicycle paths they sang merrily: "Daisy, Daisy, give m e your ;ins- wer true, I'm half crazy, all tor the love of you! It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage, But you'll look sweet Upon the seat Of a bicycle built for two!" . The first real bicycle was brought from England and shown at the World's Fair sit Philadelphia in 18(6. Two years alter, "wheels" began to be made in Ibis country They were clumsy things A large wheel about five feet in diameter had cranks and .pedals fastened to the axle. The spokes were wire and the tire was hard rubber. Behind was a small wheel about a foot and a half high, attached to the bi* one by a curved "backbone." The rider perched on a hard saddle astride the big wheel with the handlebars across his lap. It was a tricky thing to ride, but "wheeling" became a fashionable sport durin" the seventies. " In 1880 the League of American wheelmen was formed to arouse general interest in bicycling, to protect the rights of wheelmen, and to encourage touring. By 1S86 the league had more tha n a 0,000 members in all parts of the country. A Califoriniau named Thomas Stevens set out from San Francisco in pril, 1SS3, to ride around the world. He reached Boston in August. Pedaling across Europe was a great adventure. The trip took nearly four years. Hundreds of-young men in Iowa took up the sport of wheeling. Clubs were organized all over the state So many joined the league that the Iowa division was one of the lar°-- est in the country. Wheelmen worked for better roads. Deep mud and rut s spoiled most of the fun of bicycle riding. Many people thought the wheelmen ought to stay off the hi°-h- ways because they frightened horses and caused runaways According to the law, if a bicycle rider met a team or horse and buggy, he had to stop and go to the lide of the road. Finally, however, bicycles were acknowledged to be proper vehicles for use on the highways. In October, 1889. three Iowa City bicyclists were riding along the Muscatine road when they met a farmer whose horses reared and plunged until the v broke the wagon tongue and ran into a barbed wire Enill Kostomlatsky. champion wheelman, us he appeared in 18!0. fence. The farmer demanded pay' ment of damages and finally got two dollars by threatening to whip the boys. A few days later he was sued for assault and had to give the money back or risk being pul in prison for two years. Wheeling became so popular that bicycle paths were made, usually beside the road. The grass was cut close and a layer of cinders or fine gravel was packed down to form a smooth, hard surface. Such a path from four to seven feet wide cost between S75 and J150 a mile. They showed how good roads could be built. Iowa wheelmen were interested in other things than legal rights and good roads. Bicycle races, tours, and excursions into the country were common activities. But the old high-wheel cycles were heavy and hard to handle. Even the best riders had many spills. Bicycling- was a sport for only the most energetic and daring young men. Toward the end of the eighties, the "safety bike' 1 was introduced. This new style had, two wheels of the same size about two feet in diameter. Pitted with ball bearings, they spun freely on the axles. Rubber tires filled with air made riding much more comfortable. The frame of hollow steel tubing was light. For women the top ba.r was dropped so they could ride in their full skirts. Pedals were attached to a sprpket wheel geared to the rear wheel with a chain. The new. low bicycles were much easier and safer to ride. Bicycling became a fad. It was no longer sport for men, but a pleasure for everybody. Women found it healthful exercise. Many of them joined the League of American Wheelmen. The president of the university thought that bicycling had become a percanent national habit. The new recreation caused a change in the style of women's clothes. Bloomer costumes were generally worn in the large cities, but short skirts were probably more popular among other riders. Some argued that every woman ought to appear as graceful and modest as possible. If short skirts or bloomers were adopted, a lady would not seem sufficiently dressed without long black gaiters to cover her stockings. Nevertheless, :be bicycle gave women the liberty :o wear simple, comfortable clothes --something dress reformers had not been a.ble to accomplish. Iowa had more bicycle riders han any state west of the Mis- issippi river. In 1895 there were learly 1,000 members of the Lea- gue of American Wheelmen. Two years later the number had increased to more than 1,400. Clubs were formed in small towns as well as in large cities. Meetings were held at Oskaloosa. Sigourney, DCS Moines, Jefferson. Centerville, Ottumwa. Cedar Rapids, and other places. Bicycle riding attracted large crowd. Probably 8.000 people saw the races at Jefferson on the Fourth of July in 1895. The two-day meet at Jefferson began with a mile novice race, open only to those who had "never won a prize in a track race." It was won by Joseph Barrels of Sioux City in two minutes and 36 seconds. One of the most exciting events was the quarter mile n'de for the state championship. Storm of Grinnell led all the way to finish against a stiff wind in 33 2-5 seconds. Between races Mr. Nicolet did some fancy riding. Especially thrilling were Ills tricks with the front wheel in the air. He "gave a marvelous performance which was, alone, worth the price of admission." Even the experts were astonished. Probably the most remarkable race of the meet was the 10 mile ride. It was won by Bmil Kostom- atsky who was also veteran racer. Even in the days of the old high- vheele-rs he had won many medals. When he finished the long: race in 25 minutes and 55 seconds the crowd cheered loudly for "Kostomlatsky of Jskaloosa." No wonder. He had Broken the state record by nearly a minute, lowered the two, three, and 'ive mile records, and set records for all the other distances up to 10 m'les. Later that season he reduced his 10 mile record 20 seconds, and made a new world's record of 11 minutes and 50 seconds for five miles. When Cedar Rapids secured the rivilege of entertaining the thir- eenth annual state meet in 1896, tl-e city counted it an important event. Between 10,000 and 20,000 visors were expected. Bicycle races at- racted five times as many spectators as all other races and the state meet was regarded as "one of the most mportant sporting gatherings of the ear." Some people did not like the bi- ycle "craze." A doctor thought so much riding would produce "round- houldered, hunch-backed men and women." But the young folks did at believe him. A bicycle trip to a earby town for an oyster stew or hicken dinner was their favorite ind of entertainment. The exercise lied their lungs with fresh air and ave them enormous appetites. Few, f any, recreations were as whole- ome and pleasant as bicycling, for t furnished both physical culture and social enjoyment Active Hints. 1. Write an essay on the importance of bicycles as a means of trans- ortation. 2. Find out what improvements lave been made in bicycles since 190. 3. Make a list of the rules for rid- g a bicycle on the highway and in wn. 4. See how fast you can ride a ile on your bicycle. Next week: "The First Iowa Field At Mason City THEATERS it j. r. "CAPTAIN JANCiRy PASSES HARDEST TEST. _ Coming out of the Cecil, where Captain January," featuring- Shirley Temple, is showing-, your reviewer saw a boy of about 12 surreptitiously wiping away a tear. Now that's a real test. A person is probably more scornful of emotional display at that age than at any other. If a 12 year old boy is touched to the point of even one tear, then anyone else is bound to be moved. "Captain January" deserves plenty of stars. Guy Kibbee, a s good old Captain January, the lighthouse keeper who saved Shirley from a watery grave and loved her so much that he neglected to make much of a search for her relatives, provides a good share of both tha pathos and the humor of the film. He is aided by Slim Summerville, a seafaring- crony. Shirley shows more real talent in this picture than in any of her previous efforts. She sings three songs "Early Bird." "At the Codfish Ball" and "The Right Somebody to Love " and does a dance with Buddy Ebsen that's a knockout, Sara Haden, in the role of the truant officer who wants to take Shirley away from Captain January, is villainous as the villainess, and June Lang contributes her share of charm to the film. # i "DESIRE" IS ENTERTAINING "Desire," now at the Palace with "Yellow Dust," is illogical (there being little reason for its being otherwise) but entertaining. Marlene Dietrich, seen in her usual role as beautiful siren, directs her charms at the frank and earnest p'ersonal- itv of Gary Cooper with the expected romance resulting. For srome time, the fact that Marlene has been and is a jewel theif appears as a hindrance to the routine happy ending, but this is all worked put in the end and everything is jake when Gary marries her and plans to cart her back home to Detroit from France where most of the picture takes place. The close restrictions now in iorcc regarding immigration into these United. States were apparently not taken into account by Gary in his plans, but what are immigratioon laws to a person who can explain away into the thin air his wife's theft of a necklace? Mere in Twin Cities. HANLONTOWN--Assistant Cashier and Mrs. H. S. Aamoth and baby accompanied by Mr. and Mrs Andrew Luckason went to the Twin Cities for the week-end. Named Conference Delegates. SWEA CITY--The Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Tweeten and the Misses Bertha Larson and Luella Jensen have been named as delegates to attend the Lutheran conference at Stanton. 20 at Bureau Session. RAKE--About 20 attended the Farm Bureau nutrition meeting of Lincoln township at the home of Mrs. Clarence Lund Friday afternoon. Leaders were Mrs. Oscar Johnson, Mrs. Raymond Nelson, Mrs. Arthur Halvorson. Mrs. Mente Asmus and Mrs. Archie Anderson. Wednesday, April 22 MOOSE HALL- MASON CITY Broers Orchestra Sponsored by Townsend Club No. 1. Morgan J. McEnaney, chairman. Everybody Invited! 25c PER PERSON Kanawha Senior Class to Give Play Tuesday KANAWHA--The senior class play will be staged at the Tall Corn theater Tuesday evening-. The play to be presented is "The Yellow Shadow," a mystery play. The cast includes Esther Lein, Arthur Burham, Erva Kalvig, Maxine Thompson, Lorraine Nelson, Lloyd Thorson, Wallace Darrah, David Erickson, Alda Berhow. Plan First Dinner-Dance. NEW HAMPTON--The New Hampton Golf and Country club will have the opening dinner-dance May 14 with Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Stolz, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Larkin as co- ihairmen. AVALON BALL ROOM Manly, Iowa Tuesday, April 21st Music by BENNETT GRETEN Ladies 25c Gents 40c OLD TIME DANCE Thursday, April 23rd Music by KELLY BROTHERS ADMISSION 25c Myron. Loy, Spencer Tracy "WHIPSAW" Edward Everett Horton Peggy Conklin "Her Master's Voice" Alec Anderson, 61, of Britt, Succumbs Alec Anderson, 61. Britt. died at a Mason City hospital Sunday morning about 10:20 o'clock following an illness. The body was taken to the Wilkinson funeral home at Britt. NOW You never f,aw .Slilr- ! as sweet ns she IB In this picture! SHIRLEY TEMPLE --in-"CAPTAIN JANUARY" with GUI K1BBKE STARTS WED. -- Double Program:--. 1. "Snowed Under" Wilh Gixirse Brent Glcndu Parrell - Frank -McHiis 2. Tlic April Issue of "March of Time" Srr Ttit» Picture STARTS TUESDAY You'll Weep Unashamed os This G r e a t Emotional Drama Unfolds Its Deeply Moving Story of Love and Sacrifice! "THE MELODY with Josephine George HUTCHiNSON HOUSTON John Halllday Morta Barrta Helen WcMlrj- lama Hope Crewes WUUflm HftrrlBan AVRltcr Klnssrord Ends Monday: "Desire" 'Yellow Dust" COMPANION FEATURE: They Made Him Captain . . . of a Death Ship! JACK HOLT in 'Dangerous Waters' With Robert Armstrong-Grace Bradley DISTRICT WILL MEET IN GREENE Lutheran Conference Will ' Be Held 2 Days; 45 Are Expected. GREENE--The Waterloo district, Iowa conference of the German Lutheran church, will be held at Greene Tuesday and Wednesday. The Rev. E. A. Bischoff is pastor of the local church. Forty-rive clergymen are expected to attend from Sumner, Hampton, Waverly. Clarksville and Oelwein, and other North Iowa towns. The Rev. Carl Wardorf of Sumner is chairman of the conference. The Ladies Aid society of the church will serve dinner and supper Tuesday and dinner Wednesday for the ministers. lowan 94 Years Old Still Goes Fishing RED OAK, (.-Pi--Hiram Finlcy is 94, but at 94 he's still going fishing. He came to Red Oak from his Stanton home to get his fishing license. "I like to sit in the sun," he said, "and catch a fish now and then." Daughter of Woman at Popejoy Given Honor POPEJOY -- Dr. Esther Long, daughter of Mrs. .T. C. Long, and teacher of languages at the Athens college. Athens, Ala., who has been an active member of the American Association of University Women's club, attended the annual meeting of the Alabama branch held at Birmingham, that state, and was made state secretary of the association. 6LWAYS CROS8 . PRAISES CHANQEl NEW BEAUTY THRILLS HUSBAND Her husband marvels at her clear completion sparklinu eyes, new vitality. She is rrally a different person since she eliminated inlcstinal dugjEishnas. What a difference a balanced combination of natural laiativcs makes. Learn for yourscll! Give Nature's Remedy (NR Tablets) a trial. Note how naturally tliey work. Icavins you fcclinc 100% better, freshened, alive Contain no phenol or mineral derivatives, 25c, all druggists. KDTO-NICHT I ^VTOMORO'OW AIRICH Take Advantage of our FREE CEILING OFFER Mason City's Paint Center USE OUR RENTAL SERVICE SANDER -- WAXER -- STEAMER R. S. PAINTS and WALLPAPER 16 First St. S. E. Opp. Chapman's Phone 1362 Sterling Groceries and Meat Markets TUESDAY -- WEDNESDAY -- THURSDAY No. 1 -- No. 2 -- No. 3 -- No. 4 ..._^ »;» Right to limit -- We Deliver $1.00 Orders A+. Featuring Decker's Cofd Meats Sliced Minced Ham, Ib. 20c Hamburger (All Meat) 2 Ibs 29c Home-Made Bologna, pound s . ]8c Sirloin Steak, Ib 20c Meat Loaf, Ib 25c Beef Short Ribs, Ib.. . . lOc Round Steak, Ib 23c Sliced Bocon, 5-lb. box 73c SWEET CORN, No. 2 Cans, 4 for 25c STRAWBERRIES ARE RUNNING FINE Carrots, Green Top bunch 5c Asparagus, 2 bunches 15c Oranges, nice sixe, 2 dozen 39c Green Peppers -- Tomatoes Winesap Apples, S Ibs. 25c Radishes, 3 bunches. . lOc Lettuce, Large, 2 for. . 15c Grapefruit, 8 for 25c Florida Oranges, dozen 35c -- Celery -- New Potatoes Johnson's FLOOR WAX or GLO-COAT 49c Velveeta Cheese, pkg, 15c Grape Jam, jar 10e Oxydol, giont pkg 59c Climax Cleaner, 3 for 25c Red Head Cleaner 23c Van Camp's Beans, can lOc Longhorn Cheese, Ib.. . 19c Wright's Silver Cream 25e Brooms, Good 49e Dic-A-Doo, pkg 25e Magic Washer, small package lOc Shady Brand Peas, Ige. No. 2 cans, 4 for 25c Portland Township Farm Bureau Meeting Thursday Night, Aprtl 23 Moving Pictures -- 10 Acts Vaudeville -- Free Lunch Free -- Everybody Welcome -- Free LUKE B. MILLER, U. S. A. Northrup-King Seeds -- Onion Sets Early Ohio Seed Potatoes, Fancy, 100 Ibs $1.69 Cobbler Seed Potatoes, Fair, 100 Ibs 98c CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH SUPPER April 23 -- 5 to 8:00 P. M. 0. K. Chick Starter, TOO Ibs $2.45 Hubbard's Chick Starter, 100 Ibs.... $2.75 Hubbard's Concentrate, 100 Ibs. . . . $2.90 I Seal of Minnesota Flour, 49 Ibs $1.98 Omar Flour (Sp.oon) 49 ibs $1.95 National Seal Flour, 49 Ibs $1.69 Mother Hubbard Flour, 49 Ibs. $2 19 Oyster Shells, 100 Ibs 69c Stock Salt, 100 Ibs 69c Block Salt, Large Blocks . 39c MR. FARMER: _ BRING US YOUR EGGS -- CASH OR TRADE -- ANY OF THE 4 STORES.

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