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..i. -- .1 Â· Â·Â· IV I fi Mason City News on This Page ,,, I" " FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1931 Mason City's V /.March 28--Special meeting of the Â·/Â·i \S. C. T. at P. G. and E. audi- 'A Y torlum at 8 p. m. j f ^ y March 30--Election of city council- 6--Annual military ball of National guard units. j April 8, 9, 10 and 11--Boys' hobby ; show, sponsored by Y, M. C. A. 'Â· and Kiwanis club. April'13--April term of court opens under Judge M^-F. Edwards. April 38--Naturalization hearing at ci..,.,Cerro-iGordo county courthouse. Mason City Of A' .' Watklns Vanilla. Phone S125J. s Ph. 855--root repairing or com- |*plete new roof. Builders Supp. Co. \ Mr. and Mrs. W. R. HamUton P will attend the meeting of the Iowa I Association of Private Commercial ?Â· schools to be held at the Tall Com I hotel in Marshalltown Saturday. , : Central Lutheran bake sale Sat. I | at Sterlings. -Â·/ Horace S. Bcemer, X-Ray Ex- j traction of Teeth. Penney Bldg. The Hamilton girls sextet went to I, Grafton Friday to sing between. _Â·'': acts of the Grafton senior high \ school play. j' St. Katherine's Guild bake sale, ( ; Merkel's Saturday, 10 a. m. '' " Â· K. H. Bruner, foreman at the post- i office, went to Des Molnes Friday 'Â·Â· to visit relatives. , For roof repairing or a new roof call 955. Builders Supp. Co. \V. R. Hamilton began his spring speaking tour this week during Which he will address 90 high I school assemblies in North Iowa. ', Free suckerL for the kiddles, to gas customers, Sat. and Sunday. Isbell Oil Co., 2301 So. Fed. and Norto of Cadwell's Garage. The Salvation Army can use your cast-off clothing, shoes, furniture. Phone 758. .4. Herman M. Knudson was called to Osage. Thursday evening by the serious Illness of his father, Ole ;'Knudson, and was unable to- fill an engagement to speak at the Garfield scl -ol meeting at which the ^ Â· - - _ ' j ' . . * . : Â» i,. North Iowa's Home Newspaper LABOR LEADERS URGE ORGANIZATION ; ; Snappy hats for misses. 'Tfio two 'Â·;ij styles alike. Lof tus Hat Shop. ,':(Â· J. J. Marti, registration clerk, t went to Waukon Friday to visit rel- , _-atives and to attend to business. '-: Permanent position open for ex: J: perienced saleslady ^ at the Palais il. Apply in person. Â® Chicken dinner Saturday evening : and Sunday, 12 to 2. Home Tea . jRoom. '-,'' Supervisors W. D. Gibson and F. ,!.G. Root, Auditor Arthur Harris 'and R. E. Robertson, county engineer, went to Rochester, Minn., to ' : visit with Supervisor G. L. Pedelty, '' Who is in a hospital there undergo- Â·Jng treatment. Free suckers for the kiddles, to - gas customers, Sat. and Sunday. "Isbell Oil Co., 2301 So. Fed. and North of Cadwell's Garage. A Mrs. Brig-Jit's piano pupils may tesume work the week beginning Monday, March 30. : Special millinery sale at $5.95 Sat. Gage models--complete assort- : jnent of colors, braids and head ; sizes. Values to $9,50. Lof tus Hat Shop. 8 1st N. W. Walt's Digestive Powders are now on sale at Huxtable Drug Co. Sold P., on a money back guarantee as a relief for gas, heartburn, sour stom- . ach, pain in stomach after eating, Indigestion. Have your old. mattress, remade, omplete with grade A tick, for J4.50. J. D. Farrer Co. Ph. 769. Arthur E. Wendel, parcel post carrier, was unable to be at work Friday because of illness. 80 ACRES WANTED Have for exchange a large 10 room house, full basement, city heat, excellent location, corner 2nd street and Penn. ave., 99 ft. frontage. CALL ECK ROS Phone 134 Kresge Bldg. Daly Epigrams! It takes only two crabs to make a pair of pinchers. WlDlLYCc COTA ADDRESSES LOCAL ASSEMBLY ON NEW PROJECT Councilman J. J. B u r n s Urges Support of Wolf and Cooper. Organization for the protection of the workers in this day of Improved machinery, monopolies and mergers was the keynote sounded at a mass meeting under the auspices of the trades and labor assembly in Labor Hall Thursday evening. More than 100 Mason City factory workers attended. "No greater hope is presented to the entire world today than the rapid and complete organization of the forces of labor," declared Frank X. Cota, president, speaking before the assembly. "The possibilities' of the consummation of this development are limitless. There will be ups and there will be downs and any number of obstacles to overcome, but on the whole labor is moving forward and getting organized in all walks of life where labor is employed. : Only Minority Awakened. "All this has been accomplished with only a minority of the workers organized and awakened to a realization of the possibilities that are within reach. What will happen when the slow-moving and as yet unorganized workers finally do awaken and join hands with those who are already united In their labor unions?" he asked. The assembly dispensed with its regular business and President Cota turned the meeting into a round table discussion of the benefits of trade unionism. Delegates to the assembly consisting of W. H. Griebling, carpenters; George Walsh, carmen; J. H. McGoorty, machinist; C. W. Hlckox, printers and L. P. DIetz, electrical workers, addressed the assembly. Mr. Cota is a representative of the motion picture operators. History of Federation Discussed. All speakers stressed the necessi- ' Â· ~ - yg p f Shirley Hathaway Asks for Divorce A petition for divorce has been filed in the office of the clerk by Shirley A. Hathaway, who asks separation from Glenn T. Hathaway on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. The two were married Jan. 8, 1926, at Albert Lea and lived together until March 4, 1931, accord- Ing to the petition. The plaintiff asks the care and custody of their children and alleges her husband was cruel and refused to support his family. FINATliViDEND OF COMMERCIAL BANK SATURDAY Total of $65,000 Will Be Distributed by C. 0. Wilkinson. Distribution of checks totaling approximately $65,000 will be made to the depositors and general creditors of the City-Commercial bank receivership, it was announced by C. O. Wilkinson, examiner in charge, Friday. The checks will be given out at the Northwest Savings bank, starting at the time the bank opens for business Saturday morning, It was stated. The final dividend to depositors is approximately 5 per cent and brings the total amount given those who had money in the Institution to 75 per cent, a high figure compared to average netted by bank receiverships. The' payment of this final dividend will make the total paid to depositors of the bank $980,767.27. The general creditors will have received $6,652 and the preferred creditors ?4,744.54. 100 Young People of ^.Methodist, Church Meet es and mergers of large corporations. The history of the American Federation .of Labor was gone into a considerable extent the discussion pointing out the long uphill fight the organization has undergone to gain its place as a recognized American Institution. The meeting was, according to assembly officials, the first of a series of gatherings which will be held to educate the unorganized toll- ers of jMason City. It Is planned to bring /speakers of widely known ability in the trades union movement to Mason City at a later date. J. J. Burns, city councilman, addressed the meeting with a few remarks on the conditions existing In the city under the present manager form of government. Mr. Burns criticized what he termed the practice of bringing in outside men to hold city jobs when there are capable men In Mason City to hold the positions. Mr. Burns urged the working men to support Mler Wolf and C. E. Cooper in the coming election. Firemen Answer Call to Downtown Building Firemen were called to the Sears, Roebuck and company store, 14 First street northwest, Friday morning when employes there said they amelled smoke. No fire could be found and the odor probably resulted from steam blowing off from the boiler against charred wood of a floor burned in a fire several months ago, firemen said. Miss Marfe Kobcr, principal at the McKinley school, has been quite ill at her home in Charles City since Saturday. PEOPLES' CANDIDATE Reduction of taxes (Widows and Old Age exemption). Clean and economical adminstration. Your support solicited. G. Grupp. IT IS-- economically wrong to impede progress because of lack of funds. Our organization is always prepared to advance money for any worthy purpose. Members of : the young people's department of the First Methodist Sunday school gathered in the Y. M. C. A. Thursday night for a party. The program included moving pictures, indoor golf, swimming, group games, races and the serving of refreshments. Mor6 than 100 were present. Chaperons were Mrs. W. H. Spence, . superintendent of the young.people's department; Mrs. L. M. Crowell, teacher, in the department, and Evron M. Kargs, director of boys' work at the Y. M. C. A. AT THE HOSPITALS Jeanette Adams, 108 Fifteenth street northeast, was admitted, to Park hospital for a minor operation Thursday. E. W. Clsne, 116% First street southeast, was admitted to Story hospital for a minor operation Thursday. He was able to leave Friday. Henry Cahill, route 2, was admitted to Mercy hospital for treatment Thursday. A six pound 15 ounce son was born to Mr. and Mrs. M. Faktor, Jr. 220% First street southwest, at Mercy hospital Thursday. . Janice Schukei, 101 Kentucky avenue southeast, underwent a minor operation at Park hospital Thursday but was able to leave the same day. J. A. McClintock, Northwood, was admitted to Park hospital for treatment Thursday. Mrs. Rose Beniah, 423 Fifth street southeast, was dismissed from Mercy hospital Thursday following a major operation. Mary Hansen, 219 Vermont avenue southeast, was dismissed from Mercy hospital Thursday following minor operation. Miss Hazel Dulaneyj Rockford, who underwent a major operation at Park hospital, was dismissed Thurs day. SAVE $22.63 TO SEATTLE, TACOMA. MILWAUKEE KOAD SLASHES FARES Two great cuts in one-way fares now in effect daily to the Pacific Northwest. Travel in money-saving comfort on the de luxe new Olympian, over the electrified route, scenically supreme. Only $57.00 to Seattle, Tacoma, good In tourist sleepers (space in sleeper extra); jnly $44.00 in modern coaches. Full information, reservations at 9th St. and South Pennsylvania Ave. Phone 324. Adv. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the many friends and neighbors for the sympathy and kindness shown us during our recent sorrow. We were especially grateful to the Boy Scouts for their Dart In the service. Mrs. Harold Priem and Doris Brothers and. Sisters. SPEAKERS QUOTE AUDITOR RECORDS ON INDEBTEDNESS State Trend of City Debt Reversed Since New Government. Under, the city manager plan of government the operating expenses of the city of Mason City have been reduced an average of ?1GO,487 a year, oaid former Councilman L. P. Courshon to a gathering at the Garfield school Thursday night. Â· Mr. Courshon pointed out that for the seven years preceding the adoption of the city manager plan Mason City's indebtedness had Increased 5425,301 or an average of $60,757 a year. In the four years under the city manager form, efficient management and a planned financial program, enabled^the city to reduce its total indebtedness ?B98.- 920 or an average of $99,730 a year, making the net difference of the trend in Mason City's Indebtedness of $160,487 a year. The figures were quoted from the records of the city auditor. This "Mr. Courshon stated is the progress made on the 10 year financial program worked out by the city council four years ago. It has been done with the same city tax levy ot 66 mills that has been in effect for the last 11 years, ho said. Tax Levy Same. If the voters elect a council that is whole-heartedly in sympathy with the plan, so that its effective operation will continue, there is every hope that the city may find Itself free of debt in another six years If this can be accomplished with the same tax levy that we have had, he pointed out that It would .be a demonstration of the efficiency of the present plan of government. "While this reduction in the city debt was being effected, the city's service to the people was being improved," Mr. Courshon said. a "Both the police and the fire departments have been enlarged and are giving much more efficient service. The Streets are cleaned regularly, ..3C . In'place of one four*years ago. Tho street lighting system has been extended, the parks improved, the wa- DR. T. S. CLARK OSTEOFATHIO PHYSICIAN General Practice--Ear, Nose, Throat M. 3. A. Bldg. Phone 2192 BEAUTIFUL SIGHT There is no beauty in the face that strains to see. Have your eyes examined by DR. H. W. KNUTSON, O. D. Over J. C. Penney Store C - O - A - L HEATO $A50 E C O N O M Y . $00 SQOtlCHS BLACK HAWK 111. Lump KENTUCKY Nut W.G. Block Co. PHONE 563 The Place y o u h a v e - h e a r d about . . . with all modern machinery for Rebuilding Shoes We h a v e the latest equipment for Clean- Ing and re- blocking HATS Have Your Hat made like new . . . then you'll be ready for Easter. Central Shoe Shop 117 S. Federal Ave. Phone 478 ter and health departments have been made more effective. All of this has been done out of current income at the same time that the debt was being so greatly reduced." Gives Government History. In presenting Mr. Courshon, Ralph Lloyd Jones sketched briefly tho history of Mason City's government. "Four years ago the people became alarmed at the steadily increasing amount of city Indebtedness," he said. They realized that 5100,000,000 city Indebtedness constituted a mortgage on every piece of property in the city. They saw that this mortgage.,was Increasing at the rate of $60,000 a year. In the hope that this steady increase could ba changed they voted four years ago to adopt the city manager plan. After adoption they elected a council of five men to run the city without pay. XTnder the law they were authorized to employ a trained manager to carry out their orders. After four years of ^experience the records will show their hopes were justified. "Mr. Courshon served on the council much of the time in those four years, so I asked him to present the record, so that we may judge for ourselves. If the record is favorable, we should bend every effort next Monday to electing men whom we know to be whole-heartedly in favor of continuing the present administration." Mr. Courshon appeared in the place of Councilman H. M. Knudson, who had been called to Osage by the serious illness of his father. And now why not gome kind of bonus for the disabled veterans of congress ?-- Louisville Courier-Jour- DECKER FIRM IS MADE DEFENDANT IN SSI,000 CASE Action Result of Collision of Truck and Auto Near Storm Lake. Mabelle C. Carlson, administrator of the estate of Wallace C. .Carlson, is the plaintiff In an action for $51,000 filed Thursday afternoon In the office of the clerk against the J. E. Decker and Sons company and Lester N. Larson. The petition, which was filed by the local law firm of Blythe, Markley, Rule and Dibble, alleges that on Sept. 15, 1930, Mr. Carlson, accompanied by his wife, Mabelle Carlson, was driving a Ford coupe on highway No. 71, two miles east of Storm Lake, when the machine was struck by a Decker truck driven by Mr. Larson. The collision caused Mr. Carlson to be injured to the extent that he NOTICE The annual meeting of the stock- lolders of the Cerro Gordo Investment Company will be held at the Dffice of the Secretary, J. C. Robinson, in the Commercial Bank Building; Mason City, Iowa, Tuesday, April 7, 1931, at 8 o'clock p. m. J. C. ROBINSON, Scc'y. ANNOUNCEMENT We have Reduced prices. your Car washed yj" or greased I DC Sumo Quality Work us Before LAPINER MOTOR CO. WHY.I AM A FORD DEALER Because of the strong, sturdy crankshaft in the new Ford. It is constructed a little different from the ordinary crankshaft and Is statically and dynamically balanced' and made of carbon maganese steel. The bearing surfaces are highly polished and the measurements are as fine as one-half of a thousandth part of an inch. This crankshaft is checked from 150 different angles for accuracy. The flywheel is also balanced so the two revolve at cither high or low speed with a minimum amount of vibration. Examine the crankshaft in our cutaway display in our showroom. The bell shaped weights that are machined in the shfift help balance It. In one of the experimental tests a two and one-half ton weight suspended 1 at a twelve inch leverage proved the strength and stiffness of the- Ford crankshaft. Let us show you this illustration. --CLARENCE SCHUKEI DIAMOND BREAD JINGLE-CONTEST 5th prize is awarded to Rhean Sack, 1022 Fourth street, southwest, Mason City, for the following jingle: By those who know 'tis truly said That DIAMOND is the best of bread. Its quality always Is supreme, ' Just try It and you'll say "it's keen." Have You Seen the New Jinele? IT STAYS FRESH LONGER -- THERE'S A REASON Remember! The contest is still going on and your opportunities to .win are just as good this week with a new Jingle--look for It on our Diamond Bread Wrappers. Mason City Baking Co. BAKERS OF DIAMOND -- THE BETTER BREAD Easter Parade of New Spring Footwear of Rare Beauty and Charm NEW EASTER MODES "BROADWAY" Blnck Kid, Spike Heel $4.95 "VELEZ" Sea Sn.ni!--French Heels $4.95 YOUR EASTEK COSTUME IS AS SMART AS YOUR SHOES Layman's Shoe Store 202 SOUTH FEDERAL AVE. MASON CITY, IOWA died shortly afterwards, according to the petition. The automobile was damaged to the extent of $350, while funeral expenses were ?668, It was stated. The allegation [s made the driver of the truck did not have the required chauffeur's license and that he was operating at a dangerous rate of speed. PHONE 281* tiour lamns. i sen ana Maude Beach. We Will Wash or Grease Your Car for 99c Cars called for and delivered without charge.' This is the regular $1.50 wash! S.R. CHEVROLET CO. First and Washington S. W, Oakland Owners We are equipped to grind Oakland 8 valves at reduced prices. Experienced repairman. SPEEDWAY GARAGE Harry A. Walter 603 S. President Phono 1100 For Sale A BARGAIN! T w o K E L V I N A T O R ELECTRIC REFRIGERATORS--I new, 1 used. See them at once, they are real vaJues. , Currie -Van Ness Co. Â·11 North Federal Ave. Use the Want Ads. Try Our WASHING and GREASING SERVICE Genuine Alemite Lubricants Used See Our Used Cars of Merit Hathorn Auto Co. Phone 447 109-111 First St. S. E. r HATS In a Special Easter Event Smooth straws -- rough straws -- baku -- panamalac --Â· in the right type for you with just th- right brim -and in vour size. too. I CHILDREN'S HATS $1.95 to $5.00 Growing girls know what's what when it comes to style and they find that Merkel's hats are always style-right. In light and dark colors. Also a fine showing of new Berets.