The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 12, 1943 · Page 16
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January 12, 1943

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE jled Banner.' . j "The hostess had her home decorated with U. S. flags and our national colors." (The United States entered the first World war, Aprii 6.) * * * Oct 12, 1917 --"A motion was made and seconded that each family* pay 91 and then take enomth from the treasury to finish paying the $!»» donated to the Red Cross by the club." Jan. 24, 1918--A talk was given, "To Renew Club Interests Alter the Flu Epidemic." Feb. 7, 1918--"Roll Call--'Who I want for our next U. S. president and why.' (Well, it wasn't really a debate, was it?) * * * Dec. 31, 192*--"Discussion, 'What can we do to bring the price of what we have to sell on an equal basis with what we have to buy?' led by G. H. McKagoe." * * * March 11, 1921--Motion carried "that the club give $15 to a lady with six small children in Mason City as a benefit." April 8, 1921--Motion carried "that T. E. Wagner act as a committee of one to pay $15 on Mrs. (No name in minutes) rent." April 22, 1921 -- "Discussion, The advantages and disadvan- tages of the trucking system.'" * * * Jmme t, 1M1 --"A m»Uam was made by Earl Dean, seconded by Bert MeKane, that the chair appoint * committee of three t* pick some names for Kenneth Woodward's pic for the elnb to vote on." (Wonder what that was all about?) July 15, 1921--"The chair appointed a committee of two to aid the ex-treasurer in straightening out the books." (Most people have (hat trouble when they get their cancelled checks.) July 29, 1921 -- "Discussion, 'Soldiers* Bonus.'" Dee. 30, 1920--"Discussion on 'Will taxes ever be less? 1 was led by Arthur .Stevens." (By the way, Mr. Stevens, have they?) * * * First reference in the minutes to the minstrel show which later became an annual occurenee was on Dec, - 23, 1921. Mrs. Pedeltsr recalled this week that Earl Dean was producer. "A bill for two pounds of butter $.90 was allowed, butter beta? used for the club Christmas sapper." April 21, 1922--"Debate, 'Resolved, that a country telephone is more disgusting,than a balky automobile.' Affirmative, Mrs. Alice -Ezra and Bert Woodward; negative, Mrs. Elsie Stephens and Erwin JohnstonI Judges de- Buy Now and Save for Bonds! OVERCOATS 20 85 26 8S 31 85 38 8S SUITS 23 85 28 85 33 85 38 85 While this safe does not include our entire stock of suits and overcoats, you'll find the selections generous --and the values generous, too. FINAL CLEARANCE GET YOURS NOW! Get to Know On Federal.-- Opposite the Park clared the honors in favor of the negative." July 14. 1922--"Mr. Heinselman gave a talk on how beautiful Cerro Gordo county looked to him f r o m his recent airplane ride." · Dec. 1, mt--"It was sac- tested that we meet New Year's ere for a watch party but after much discussion U was decided to Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy." Jan. 12, 1923--"Moved that we lay everything aside and give Jan. 26 over to the Minstrel Boys." Also "moved that the club pay for can of carbide." (For lights?) * * * Feb. 9, 1923--"Dixie Willson's account of her lire with Ringling Brothers' circus, the recital of her poems, short stories and fairy tales was intensely interesting." May 4, 1923--"President brought up the subject of club having a picnic. All were in favor of a picnic and to have plenty of sports and quantities of good things to eat." Also "discussion of the Ku Klux Klan led by Earl Dean." July 13, 1923--"Mrs. Hugi and Mr. Rugg discussed the success of national prohibition to the present time." *" * * Sept. 21, 1923--"Mrs. R u g g gave an interesting paper on the Japanese situation at the present time. Jan. 25, 1924--"Homer Hugi led a discussion on, 'Hardships of the farmer and how they can be overcome.'" Feb. S, 1925 -- t h e debate was on, "Resolved, that the farm is a harder place for a woman than for a man." And (just to make it interesting) "the affirmative side was taken by Mr. Henry Johnson and -Mr. Bert Woodward; the negative by Mrs. Herman Diercks and Mrs. Frank Ben- shaiv. (The men won.) * * * Oct. 16, 1925--"Dr. Stella Mason gave a very interesting talk on her trip around the world." Jumping to more recent years March 13, 1937 --"The main speaker of the evening was Grover Galvin, Jr., of Rockford who was on the Olympic team which svent to Berlin, Germany, in 1936." April 23, 3937--"Discussion on r u r a l electrification led by Horlon Woodward." * * * July 23, 1937--"A debate, 'Resolved, that the y o u n g people of today are more serious minded than the young people of 25 years ago,' ended in a draw." (The judges, Mrs. Irwin Johnson, Charles Wagner and Bert Woodward were smart.) Nov. 26, 1937 -- "Discussion, 'Resolved, that to pick corn by hand is cheaper and better than by machine,' ]ed by Henry Johnson and Earl Dean." Jan. 6, 1939--"Debate, 'Resolved, that men on the /arm work harder than women; affirmative, Charles Wagner; negative, Earl Dean." (No result was reported.) V * Sept. 29, 1939--'-Roll call: Men lokl what they expected to do with sealed corn, women by how much fruit they had canned." Oct. 13.. 1939 _ "Discussion, ·Should the U. S. neutrality law changed or left as it is,' led by Earl Dean." July 5, 1940--"Open discussion, 'Compulsory M i l i t a r y Training,' led by Mrs. J. H. Woodward." Oct. 25, l»4t--"««U call response, 'My husband's or wife's worst fault.'" (Bet that wai something!) Jan. 30, 1342--"Roll call was an answer to: 'What I will do without automobile tires.' A discussion on 'How to conserve rubber" was led by Charles Sutcliffe." March 27, 1942--"A discussion of defense bonds was led hy Mr. Schurtz." June 5, 1942--"S. A. Matjire and Erwin jo'nnson led the discussion on how gas rationing will affect farmers." Aug. 15, 1942--"A discussion, 'Is there serious danger of inflation,' was led by Irwin Johnson." ·* *. * The minutes of the last meeting read: "The Pleasant Ridge club met at the home of William Poppen for a Christmas party. "The meeting was called to order by the president. The roll call was answered by a Christmas experience. Recitations were given by Sara and Andy Oswald, Roger Diercks, Donna Schultz. Piano solos and a duet were given by Delmai- Diercks and Gerald Dean. Song by Amy Lou Haight. Reading by Mrs. Leigh Curran. Santa Claus arrived with well filled grab bags and gifts for everyone after which lunch was served. "A gift was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Don Poppen who were special guests spending a few days at home following t h e i r recent marriage in Georgia; "Mr. Lock and Mr. Jensen ot the Globe-Gazette were present to take pictures. The meeting adjourned to meet at the home of Bert Woodward in four weeks.--Richard Dean, Secretary." * * * Hertford Ladies' Aid Six Months Younger The Pleasant Ridge club is not the oldest social organization in Cerro Gordo county, according to Mrs. James Pedelty. According to her recollection, that honor goes to the Farmers' Wives and Daughters club of Rock Falls. And it is not the only social club in the Pleasant Ridge community. Only six months younger than the P. R. c. is the Han- ford Ladies Aid. Including many of the women o£ the club, the ladies aid was a unit of the Hanford church. Mrs. Pedelty was its first president. In the 16 years that the Globe- Gazette Christmas Cheer fund has existed, the Hanford Ladies Aid has never missed giving at least $10 to that cause. _ And history does repeat itself... The ladies aid became a Red Cross sewing circle during the first World war and is now again. * * * North Iowa Fair One Club Activity - One organization that is mentioned every year in the minutes of the Pleasant Ridge club is the North Iowa fair. Mrs. Pedelty has in her possession ribbons for three first and one second place won by club exhibits at the fair. "What type of things did the club members bring to the fair?" she was asked. "I remember one year Helen Renshaw brought baking powder biscuits and honey," she replied with a mischievous glint in her eye which prompted the next question: "Were they fed to the judges, by any chajice?" Mrs. Pedelty smiled but didn't answer. Market Gardener to Be Important Factor in '43 Food Picture "1943 looks like a year of increased usefulness for the local market gardener. The same will be true until we get Hitlec licked," says W. A. Hendrikson, president of the Iowa State Vegetable Growers' association. Tinned vegetables will be almost out of the market next summer and fall; transportation, whether by truck or freight car, from distant producing centers, is harder and harder to get; farmers producing carloads are short ol help; and every home woman and every cafe and hotel plans to fill all the glass cans in the country. It seems altogether unlikely that home gardens can fill the need. It looks like local growers of vegetables for sale will need to produce increased quantities of tomatoes, string beans, s w e e t coin and beets for the cans, of late carrots, beets and parsnips for storage and winter sale, and of late cabbage for the kraut cans and barrels. You Can Still Get PIONEER 353 -- 353-A 322 -- 324 You ccm still gel Koneer hybrid seed com U you want to produce high yielding, stiff stalked, good feeding com in 1943. Write for Prices Today Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co. 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