The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 24, 1939 · Page 6
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, March 24, 1939
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE T) 1 } TJT 1 : ^^-UAZ,H/rrb FRIDAY. HAHCH 24, 1S 30 HflRRY PRI7F? ^LA^"^ -TM- ^*r- -i 7 * ^ T^ ; "~~.; · . ----- *-- : ^ HOBBY PRIZES TO BE AWARDED To Be Presented at Y. M. C. A. Saturday Night, Says Chairman The awarding o £ all prizes will take place Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A tor alt (he winners in tlie thirteenth annual boys' hobby show, it was announced by Paul Pritchard chairman Kiwanis committee, Friday. boys' work The winners in the junior and senior classes will be awarded their cups as well as the other prizes which are on display at the . . C. 'A. banquet room. All hobbies will be on display until 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening after which the owners may take them home. The committee urges al) hobbyists to take their hobbies home at that time. Algona Woman Buys Buffalo Center Shop BUFFALO CENTER-- A business deal was closed whereby t! ViAnne Beauty slioppe became 11 property of Miss Leona Stewa of Algona and she took pos--o sion at once. Miss Stewart is well know :iere, having been employed in beauty shop here two years ag and has since been employed Algona. Family of A. T. Parker, Prominent Early Resident, Makes Gift to Municipality Area Must Be Kept in '-'Natural State " Donors Specify; 13 Acre Plot Abounds m Native Trees, Shrubs, Flowers at Pojitiac, Michigan. Prices subject to change without notice. Transportation, stale and local taxes (if any), optional equipment and necessaries--extra. AND OMY GREAT ENGINEERING MAKES I'OSSIIH i; THE PRICE P R I C E S R E D U C E D A S M U C H A S ^§) c CMC HAL-MOTORS' SfCO*£ LOWEST-PRICE* CAR JOHN GALLAGHER, INC.. 116 SO. fcELAWAKE, PHONE 1567 Anniversary Bedding SPECIAL Mattress and Spring Combinations NO. 1 COMBINATION-Countess Inner Spring Mattress Reg. $29.50 Value Elmore Coil Spring . . . . Reg. $15.75 Value $45.25Value Now Both tor , . . $29.50 NO. 2 COMBINATION-Berkeley Inner Spring Mattress Reg. $24.50 Value 99 Coif Spring R eg . $ 9.95 v a j ue Now Both for $34.45 Value . $24.50 NO. 3 COMBINATION-Hartford Inner Spring Mattress Q 0 r . I C . Reg. $19.75 Value 99 Coil Spring R eg . $ 9.95 Value M $29.70 Value Now Both for , . . $21.50 SPECIAL STUDIO COUCH $29.50 TYLER-RYAN FURNITURE COMPANY 29. Second Street S, E. Uity for for -*· «!· f ·*· He Acquired Tract in 1874 . - - -- ' ·*·" acres of natural ueuiuv. m trees and wild flowers, has been given to the eifv of Masor Park purposes by Mrs. A. T. Parker, 76 Crescent , ami airs. Robert L. Jackson, 825 Second street south- weat, joint ownera of the plat, it was announced Fridav. llus gift to the city, wliich was accepted by the cih council at a special meeting, will make it possible for this and future generations to enjoy the natural beautv of an area that for more than a half century has been a playground the young and a haunt * * * * * ·* nature lovers. The girt is being made as a lemonal to A. T. Parker, prom- lent early citizen of this community, who played an important role in the growth and development of Mason City. Alone Creek Bank . The area involved in the gift lies along picturesque Willow creek in the northwest part of the city, stretching from the stream east to Jackson avenue and from First street to Fourth street northwest. In turning the property over to ie city, the donors specified that it must always be used for park purposes arid that it be "maintained in its natural state as far as possible." They specify that it shall be named Parker's Woods by which name it was known as far back as present citizens can ·ecall. The provision of the donors that tlie park be preserved in its natural stale was Inet with deep appreciation by many who recognize this as one of the few remain-*, ing spots in this section where native trees, shrubs, grasses and floxvers have not been seriously molested. Paradise of Color Parker's Woods is probably mown best of all for its large --rea of crabapple fees. When these bloom there is a veritable jiaradise of color and fragrance Then too there are plum trees lazeinuts, hawthorn, dogwood yaks elms, a variety of trees and shrubs that is ever the delight of the nature student. Parkers Woods is the second mportant property donated to the '^·'m the past year. Last summer s. C. H. McNider and Col. Hanord MacNider presented the leaufaful seven acre plot, on Office Chair SPECIALS MURPHY Guaranteed Chairs 2. ONLY-Revolving Arm Chairs Genuine Leather, Walnut ea. $18.75 2 ONLY-Straight Arm Chairs Genuine Leather, Walnut ea. $12.75 t ONLY-Typewriter Chair Tilting Adjustable, Walnut, Genuine Leather e'a.$18.75 2 ONLY-Typewriter Chair Walnut, Tilting Adjustable ea. $13.50 4 ONLY-Revolving Arm Chair Solid Oak ea. $10.75 6 ONLY-Arm Chair Solid Oak ea. $6.75 6 ONLY-Straight Chair Solid Oak ea.$4.50 See These Chairs In Our .. Display Windows ' g- Tyler-Ryan FURNITURE CO. _ 29 Second St. S. E. which the's new library will be erected. The city council in accepting Parker's Woods recognized that it would fit admirably into the city's park system. Lying immediately north of West park, the land is witlun tlie area recommended by the city planners, Harland Bartholomew and Associates, for park purposes. To Consult Planners One ot the first steps to be taken by the city administration will be to consult with the city planners on the development of the land in such a manner as to provide recreational facilities, while at tlie Fame time adhering strictly to the wish of the donors that the natural beauty .be preserved. Open spaces Bunder the trees along the creek may be equipped with picnic, tables. Bridle paths through the woods have been suggested. Tennis courts and soft ball diamonds may be established white Parker's Woods has been preserved almost intact with its original beauty, its history goes back to the early years ot Mason ~ity s existence. Came Here in 1870 The plot was part of tile land acquired by A. T. Parker soon after he came to Mason City in 38 lO from Frankfort, N. Y. \t- tracted here by the favorable representations of hi s cousin, H. G Parker, he purchased this "and other land west oC the little village of Mason City. Records show that the land was purchased by H. G. Parker from Oliver B. Judd April 27, 1870. On Oct. 14, 1874, A. T. Parker bought the property from his cousin Besides Parker's Woods, A. T. Parker acquired all the land making up Mr. Parker built a farm hou=e barn and corn crib in an open area in Parker's Woods, where he had tenants who operated his farm The Parker pasture became" the official grazing grounds for the cows in the community and many of the city's future businessmen got their start by contracting to take the cows to and from the Was Circus Grounds The section lying between Par- j k e r s Woods and the railroad ! ti acks became the recognized circus grounds of the community and nil of the shows from Ringlin* Brothers to the (jniest pony and clog performances have p'itched then- tenis on this; spot. ; Parker's,Woods was from the earliest days a place to go walking, the spot for picnics and outings. In the shade of overhanging trees boys had their swimmin| hole m the summer. There generally was good skating in the winter and once a party skated up the creek all the way to Clear Lake, a distance of more than 17 miles. Mr. Parker, husband of Mrs. A. T Parker and father of Mrs. Jackson, was engaged in a number of business enterprises. Ho was a^so- ciated with his cousin. H. G. Parker, in the flour milling business. The mill was a solid stone structure, the remains of which still stands below Hock Glen on Willow- creek. Built Opera House ,, ^l r l- Parker was also associated with his cousin in the erection and operation pi what became known far and wide as the Parker opera house, on First street and North Federal avenue, the building now- used by Hamilton School of Commerce. Many of the leading a- loi-s and iictresses of the time wore brought 1n Mason Cily by Mr Parker during his management of the house. . Mr. Parker also entered the ero- r~v nij.einocc ^nri ·»*·_.. i-» ._ _ .... r n l l ^ S recalls the days when boys would pick plums in Parker's woods and sell them to Mr. Parker in the grocery store, iJie grocer knowing all the time where the Imit came from. Some years ]ater Mr. Parker sold out his interest in the grocery business and devoted his entire time to the development or his realty holdings in the city, laying tlie foundation for tlie remarkable development that has' m .the west part o£ the city the last lew decades. Died in 1926 On Feb. 3, 3926, Mr. .'Parker died, leaving his wife and his daughter, Mrs. Jackson, who are now making this gift to the city in his memory. Mrs. Jackson is the widow of the Rev. Robert L. Jackson, who Mason Cityans will recall, was a leader in numerous civic projects He headed the movement that led to the establishment of the city manager form of government in Mason City. Acquisition of Parker's Woods raises the total area of the city's park system to approximately 73 acres. Largest area is East'park which has 4B acres. West park has 3.64 acres, Central park; 2.2 acres and Commissioner's park along the west shore of the Win-' nebago river between Seventh and Ninth streets northeast, 5 acres. Sn-ellingr Didn't Leave ARKANSAS CITY, Kans., UP)-A grumpy patient came into the dentist's office to demand why the swelling hadn't gone from his. jaws. He'd had a tooth pulled and thought there had been ample time for the spot io heal. "The trouble with you," said the dentist is that you went out and caught he mumps." A doctor confirmed the diagnosis. DENTIST TRACT-ICE LIMITED .PLATE WORK 18 FIRSTS! 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