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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, March 25, 1939
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1939 ASKS $10,800 OF MASON CITY Charges City to Blame for Death of Antonio Caponi After Fall. Suit for $10,800 against the city of Mason City was filed in district court here Saturday by Sam Caponi, administrator of the estate of Antonio Caponi, who charged that the testator died as the result of a fall while walking on South Federal avenue. Antonio Caponi .was Crossing Sixth street'on South Federal avenue on Jan. 18 when he slipped and fell breaking his hip and suffering "shock and other personal injuries which resulted in his death on Jan.'27," according to the petition. He was 69 years old at the time. The suit seeks to recover $300 for doctor and hospital bills, $500 for burial expenses "prematurely" paid and $10,000 for damages to the estate. It charges, that the city was negligent in not keeping the crosswalk clear of ice and snow or covered with sand or cinders. Gait's Royal 500 Bridge Club Meets · GALT--The Royal 500 club was entertained Thursday evening at the.home of Mr. and Mrs, L,. N White. Mrs. IV. F. Schroeder won ladies' Tiigh" prize and Charles ·Knott men's high. Mrs. Charles Knott and Ed Ford received low prizes. Refreshments were served by the hostess. Pennies in Fuse Box Cause Fire Pennies in the fuse box were the cause of a fire at the home of C. J. Pick, 418 Madison avenue southwest, at 9:45 o'clock .Saturday morning, according to Chief Dan Shire. The pennies caused a short in the wiring. Curtains were burned. Association Plans to Meet on Friday POPEJOY--The March meeting of the Oak Hill association will be held at the home of Mrs. H. D. Decker, Friday. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED TO .COUPLES Marriagejicenses have been issued, here to Dr. Kingsley R. Rogers, 34, and Helen Dorothy. Jones, 25, both,of Clear Lake; Frank D. Cory, 59, and Charlotte 'Chatleairi, 48, .both of St. Paul; Leslie Smock, 38, arid Ilo Anderson, 29, both o'J Klemme; Lester West Brewer, 27, and Ruthe Naomi Dooley, 24, both of. Waterloo; Dallas Lynch, 23, and Kathryn Brown, 22, both of St Paul; Florian Hamm, 22,. and Helen Hechtl, 21, both- of St. Paul and Peter Pinger, 33, and Margaret Gardner, 32, both of Mason City. W.R.Cothern,M.D. Piles and other rectal troubles cured by mild office method without operation or loss of time. Why put it off7 Special attention io venereal .diseases. Also prostatlc troubles and sexual weakness of men. CONSULTATION IS FREE 1U* E. State--Over Book Ston Elected Head of Elks Lodge Carfield Breese was elected the exalted ruler of tbe local Elks lodge at the annual meeting of tbe organization. Other officers elected were A. E. Smith, leading knight; Roger Grtppen, loyal knight; Boy B, Johnson, lecturing; knight; William BoyU, .treasurer; R. B. Kelso, secretary; H. J. Bryant, trustee, and Jack Walch, lyler. C. W. Barlow is the retiring exalted ruler. Airplane CRASH Responsible for $500 Damage Suit Here ·An airplane accident last June resulting in the filing of a $500 damage suit in district court here Saturday against Roy Thomas anc Leon C. Thomas. Lewis E. Christensen who filed the suit charged in his petition that Soy Thomas was piloting a plane owned by Leon C. Thomas on June 26, 1938, and in attempting to take off from the field of the Mason City Air Activities ran into and damaged a parked plane belonging to Chrjstensen. Mr. -Thomas promised to repaii the damage, the petition claims but failed to do so until Feb. 2 1939, and the work done then was unsatisfactory- The S500 damages consist of decreased value of the plane and loss of its use during the six month period. Mrs. C.E. Miller of St. Ansgar New President of Club ST. ANSGAR--Mrs'. Andrev Wold was the hostess of the Tuesday club at her home Thursdaj evening. The following officer" were elected . for the ensuini year: Mrs. C. Edward Miller, presi dent; Mrs. Clara Brogmus, secre tary. Mrs. Oscar Mueller and Mrs Waldo Wold were guests. Sherwin Kleinworth Heads School Board ST. ANSGAR--Sherwin Klein wort was named president of th school board at the directors meeting. George Gutman, the re tiring president, who had served 20 years on the school board, 1 years as president, was the hon ored guest at an oyster suppe given by the other members of th board. BLOKER-STOCK TRIAL BEGINS Plaintiff Sues for $1,100 and Interest in Northwood Case NORTHWOOD--Trial was be;un Thursday in district court lere of the suit brought by Ray Jloker against Emmet Stock, also known as Leo Stock, in which Bloker asks the sum of $1|100 and nterest at 5 per cent- from Dec. 14, 1936, being the amount Bloker alleges is due from Stock in com- nissions on magazine sales made y crews under the supervision of Bloker and Stock. Bloker claims in the petition filed - by Sabin and Sabin, Northwood, his lawyers, that a definite verbal contract was made in June, 1935 with Stock in which the parties were to furnish one-half each of the capital required and were to share equally in all prof- ifs accruing. The petition alleges that Stock was to handle.the finances of the enterprise and that he has only accounted for one and one-half months of the period of about six months during which their operations continued. ·H. D. Kepler, Northwood, and B. C. Sullivan, Rockford, are attorneys for Stock, and the. answer filed by them denies the existence of the contract as set forth in the petition filed by Bicker's attorneys. Testimony for the plaintiff was completed Thursday forenoon and two witnesses for the defense remained to be heard when court adjourned at the close of the day. Floyd E. Ensign, Northwood attorney, is assisting Sabin and Sabin in the trial of the case. Re~EIect Officers at Annual Meeting of Cemetery Group NORA SPRINGS--The annual meeting of Park cemetery was held at the F. W. Schmidt home Wednesday. All officers were reelected with Mrs. C. D. Ellis as president; Mrs. Clarence Stoner, vice president; Mrs. F. W. Schmidt, secretary; H. F. Schnedler, treasurer. Trustees are Mrs. Carl Crowell, Mrs. Alvina Kohlstedt, W. S. Turner, F. W. Schmidt, and Mrs Jay Clough. John Christiansen was re-elected sexton. One of Mason City's smaller restaurants displayed prominently this sign on Friday, March 17, St. Patrick's day: "St. Patrick's day special. Irish stew." . When a.-female dog infantici- pates in Long Beach, Cal., she must forthwith leave the city limits, E. W. Clark informs us from his self imposed exile in the western vacation spot. ' "Lady dogs who get in an interesting condition may not have their pups within the city limits. .They must go forth like outcasts and, exiled, bear their young in haunts beyond the warmth of home kennels," laments a writer lor the Long Beach Independent. "Their owners^ too, if they harbor expectant dogs are guilty of the awful crime of being accessory before and after the fact of canine maternity within the city limits." The penalty is a $500 fine or being jailed for six months or both, according to's laws. Overheard in a booth as B. F. Walther, North Iowa navy recruiting officer, decked out in his spick and,span uniform was leaving a local restaurant. "G«e, Susie, the Mason City fire department men wear classy uniforms." "You Can't Cheat" Aversa "Blacaman, the Hindu animal hypnotist, who gave Mason City one of its spiciest stories lasl summer, when he staged a walkout and failed to appear with the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus, is al the Cecil this weekend for a role in "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man." Blacaman, you may remember, deigned to honor the "on with the show" tradition, demanding back wages before he continued. The show brought his animals with it, for as Owner Howard Bary said, "the cages are ours and we couldn't just let him have the animals without any cages." Hoy W. Storvick, general manager of Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc., which handles millions of pounds of butter a year, never ate butter while a student at Luther college, Decorah. From Luther he went to Iowa State college at Ames, where he distinguished himself In the field of dairy husbandry. Boy Collects Snakes WEST HARTFORD, Conn., CU.PJ --The hobby of Paul H. Stevens, 15 year old high school student, is collecting live snakes--and is housing them in a bureau drawer in his bedroom. His ambition is to own a boa constrictor. OUTSIDE FIREPLACES .FUN to BUILD . . . . . . FUN to USE A Fun Spot for the Whole Family! A delightful institution that is becoming a familiar feature of modern home life. And little wonder, because nothing is so irresistible as the tantalizing savor of coffee and broiling steak on the cool evening air. A barbecue or party around an "outside kitchen" is fun for everyone. Plan today to have one of these modern home accessories . . . an outside fireplace for the .whole family. You can build one so easily, quickly and cheaply. Here ij a list of materials that may be used: Brick Fire brick Fire door*. Lugs Angle iron Pokers Ash pit doors Iron topi Fire clay Cement Sand Mortar Color* Flue Liners, etc. Grates : FREE set ot plans and details furnished with each set of materials. MASON CITY 221 Seventh St. N. E.--Phone 460 WLD WITH BRICK AND CONCRETE W.C.T.U..Meeting Is Held at Chemey Home m St. Ansgar ST. ANSGAR--The W. C. T. U. met Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Joe Cherneyl Mrs. Valentine was the lesson chairman and excerpts were read on the life and work of Frances WiJlard. Plans were made for a food sale Which is to be held Saturday, April 8. A paper sack lunch was served at the close of the meeting. Regular Meeting of Calmar R T. A. Held; Dr. Putnam Speaks CALMAR--The regular meeting of the Calmar P. T. A. was held Thursday evening under the sponsorship of the Study club. The program included vocal selections by Valerian Kuhn, an address on "Public Health and Its Relation to Parents and Teachers" by Dr. C. L. Putman of Manchester, and in closing, a clarinet solo by Anthony Kuhn. After a brief business meeting refreshments were served by the committee. Mrs. Rush Wagner to Speak Tuesday at Church in Manly MANLY--Mrs. Rush Wagner, a returned missionary from South Africa and South America, will be the speaker at a Silver tea at the Bethel Evangelical church Tuesday from 2 to 4 p. m., sponsored by the Women's Missionary society. jOttoJ.Borchard President of Board .FENTON--At a recent meeting of the board of education, the newly elected officers were sworn in and the board organized by electing Otto J. Borchardt as presi- = dent. The main business oE the meeting was election of-teachers. All members of the present faculty were re-elected. M. E. Oltemess, superintendent, was rehired and will begin his tenth year here next fali. We Lead Again The story of the activities of th Mason City-Cerro Gordo count} safety council received statewid distribution this week through th Iowa State Safety council. The ar tide was prepared by C. L. Mur ray, president-o£ the local, counci and ran in a recent edition c "Public Safety." Just another example of th leadership that comes out of thi community. · Never to be left out of the prevailing fads, Fred Shaffer, Mason Citj- attorney, took up the picketing vogue last week ,and Jokingly marched up and down the hall of the North Federal building carrying a sign which read; " ' marcel shop · is unfair to organized laor." Miss Soo Yong, Chinese acfre = _ who presented original monolog at the Saturday morning program of the teachers convention, plan to return "to China next year. A: though Miss JTong has never re ceived training in a dramatic school, she held the audienc spellbound -with her presentation given in-Chinese stage fashion. Tables were turned during the first part of the dance for the teachers Friday night. The Thursday Bight dance produced more women than men but Friday night the ratio was 3 to 1 with the male side dominating. Finally the meeting- in the high school ended about 10 p. m. and (he schoblma'ams swarmed to the dance to equalize the ratio. DALEGLAWSON HELD ON CHARGE Boimd to Grand Jury for Operating Car While Intoxicated Dale A. Clawson, 1303 North ·"ederal avenue, was bound to the rand jury Saturday by Police Tudge Morris Laird on a charge of jperating a motor vehicle while ntoxicated. Clawson's bond was et at 5500. Police arrested.Clawson in front f 209 North Federal avenue at :!0 o'clock Friday afternoon, -fler he had driven his /car into the rear of a parked auto. Robert Heublin, 320 Delaware ivenue southeast, and Herbert Jchinow, 17 Monroe avenue northwest, were fined $10 and costs each on charges of disorderly conduct. They were ar- ·ested at 2 Adams avenue southwest, where they were lighting at 1:20 o'clock Saturday morning. Margaret Wolff, 13, injured When She Skates Into Truck Margaret Wolff, 13 year. old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Car! Wolff, 1220 Kentucky avenue southeast, received a cerebral concussion, fracture of the lower jaw, and sprained left wrist anc elbow Saturday when she collidec ivith a truck while roller skating The girl was skating west a' Fifth street and South Federal avenue and attempted to cross the intersection when she collidec with a Hoxie Fruit company truck driverrby Gerald Bastin, 116 Seventeenth street southeast. The girl was taken to the Park hospital. for examination anc treatment. Her condition was reported fair Saturday afternoon. Men's Club to Meet at Church of Christ The Men's club of the Firs Church of Christ will meet Monday evening at 8 o'clock at thi church gymnasium. Dr. C. E Flynn, pastor o£ the First Metho. dist church, will be the gues speaker of the evening. S. I HayneS will give a travelog of hi recent trip to the west coast. Talk ing movies and games will also b presented and refreshments served A new manual for police cover ing laws and ordinances govern ing public places, morals, orde and decency in the city has bee: drafted in Toledo." By the Vith "BIRDER" EDITOR'S NOTE--Thi, t«lur« h»i to do with birds. It Is from (lit ten «f Freitrlek B. Shifter, Mason City professional man who his found enormous aatls- faction In "blrdinr." If lhtr« is evidence of an interest on the Tart of r»4en, the feature will be continued from time tft time. Obiervatlons eoneerninf t b e birds of Mason City and North Iowa will be welcome. Do you have a bird feedin( statltal How many different kinds of birds have you ipottedt Address tbe Bird Editor, Globe-Gazette, Mason CHy, HORNED LARKS I TOOK a ride, this week, out on the grave) roads adjoining Mason City, and saw many horned larks. This is the season for horned larks. On one road southeast of Mason City I saw as many as a hundred or more larks on the plowed fields, and in the center of the highways, picking in the gravel or eating weed-seeds along the fence rows/ Really, to see these birds, one should take along a good set of field glasses, say about a six power lens. As' one drives along the highway, you will notice some birds "get up" in front of the car. Just stop and wait, and they will return to the center of the road. · If not molested, they will come up very close to your car, where you'can get a very good look at them. These birds winter in northern Iowa, nesting in the middle of March, and as soon as their young can fly, back north they go to spend' the summer up where it is colder. The horned lark is about seven and one-half inches in length. In addition to having black distinctive marks on its face, it also has little horn feathers on the front part of its crown. It is one of the most interesting of winter birds in Northern Iowa. They do not come to the feeding stations for they are absolutely ground birds. It is easy to distinguish, because of the "black mask" it wears on its face and remember, this bird does not hop, but like the kiUdeer, it runs. Look for, and learn to know the horned lark. -RAILROAD NEWS- Work Trains .Moving West on Milwaukee Fifty-six camp cars of the Milwaukee r o a d passed through Mason City during the week to the west end of the I. and D. division, where work will be started April 3 laying new ties and surfacing track. Two crews of 150 men will be employed. They will work from Hull west to Rapid City, S. Dak. « * » P. A. Gallagher, local freight agent of the Milwaukee Road, has been confined to his home for a few days on account of illness, a * * Supt. \V. F. Ingraham, W. F. Cody, division freight and passenger agent, O. A. Bradford, traveling inspector, C. H. Butler, traveling engineer, of the Milwaukee Road, returned from an inspection trip over the east end of the division and the Decorah and Elkader branch lines. · « * * W. E. Shanor, chief train dispatcher of the Chicago and North Western railroad, was confined to his home on account of illness. v * * F. H. Eickhoff, yardmaster of the Milwaukee 'Road, has been confined to his home on account of illness. * · » H. J. Hill, Tama, traveling auditor for the Chicago and North Western railway, transacted business in the local offices of the road Thursday. « * * John Turney, master mechanic of the Milwaukee Hoad, made a weekend inspection trip to Austin Farmington and St. Paul. Oscar Larson, car foreman oi the Milwaukee Road here, is spending a few days'in Oklahoma looking after oil interests. * » * Warner G. Larson, who has been vacationing for the pas month at Brownsville, Tex., has resumed work in the accountinj department of the Chicago anc North Western railway. * * * Lieut, of Police Monte Kemp o the Milwaukee Heart and othe: members of the Milwaukee polici and local officers of the road attended the rites for Mike Grolf Calmar, former member of tin Milwaukee police. AWAIT RULING AT NORTHWOOD Judge Beardrriore of Charles City Will Announce Verdict NORTHWOOD--Trial of the equity case in which Ray Bloker of Kensett sought a judgment of 11,100 and interest from Dec. 14, 936, at 5 per cent from Emmet Stock, also known as Leo Stock, )f Manly, for commissions al- egedly due Bloker as his share of profits of a magazine subscription business operated in 1936, was completed late Friday afternoon. Judge T. A. Beardmore of iharles City, who is presiding at the March term of court, took the :ase under advisement and stated ic would announce his ruling in he near future. The case was orig- nally filed as a jury case but by mutual agreement of the attorneys was changed to a case in equity and was tried to the court. Trial was begun T h u r s d a y morning. Sabin and Sabin and Floyd E. Ensign of Northwood represented Bloker, H. D. Kepler of Northwood and B. C. Sullivan of Rocktord representing Stock. Meeting of Farmers ft eld at Northwood NORTHWOOD--A meeting of farmers interested in the growing of soybeans was held Friday eve- ling at the Northwood high school building. Agricultural Agent Large 3t the C. R. I. and P. Ry., being he main speaker. Films relative to the raising and harvesting of the crop were shown by the International Harvester Co. and prominent Iowa growers were also present and spoke. Refrigerator BARGAIN 1938 DE LUXE Brand New 5 Cu. Foot Box $137.50 And Tour Old Box DETERMAN ELECTRIC CO 320 FIRST S. W. . PHONE 894 Dr. Claude StuII Elected at Corwith COIIWITH --Dr. Claude Stull was re-elected president of the board of education of the Corwith consolidated schools at reorganization meeting of the board. Dr. Stull has served as a member of the board for 20 years and has served as its president 15 years. Supt J. M. Gehrt and all of the present members of the faculty were re-elected and given contracts. In fact the ratio at the Friday night dance was so overwhelmingly in favor of the males that one Junior Chamber of Commerce member got an apple and went on a hunt through'the wilds of the Hotel Hanford lobby looking for a teacher. SCHOOL IS DISMISSED LEDYARD -- School was dismissed all day Friday due to the teachers' convention 'Which was held at Mason City. All the teachers attended. United States s t e e l prices dropped from 32 cents a pound in 1937 to 19.1 cents in 1938 and producers suffered a Joss ot nearly 46,000,000 in income in 1938. HOME DECORATOR J.F.ANDERSON LUMBER CO, Phone 808 516 2nd N. W. Formerly Webster Lumber, Inc. ror.mcAi. ADVERTISEMENT VOTE MONDAY VOTE MONDAY Re-elect Arleigh Marshall Councilman On Monday, March 27 ARLEIGH MARSHALL To the Citizens of Mason City: During the three years I have been privileged to serve as a member of the City Council, it has been, my earnest e f f o r t to give to the city the same consideration 1 would to a private business. I am proud if my efforts have had a small part in making Mason City the best city in the State of Iowa. The past three years have seen the adoption of a city plan for the proper guidance of the city's future growth. The city has provided much-needed employment in many public improvements, including among others: The extension of the storm-sewer system and the rebuilding of the disposal plant. Building of the Thirteenth Street N. E. bridge. The erection of the south-end water tank and sub-fire station. Park and playground improvements and extensions. The new library is now under contract. During this same time $167,000 of the city's bonded indebtedness has been paid, the only addition to the indebtedness being the $169,400 of library bonds voted by the people. AH warrants are paid and the city's finances are sound. If you believe this is a progressive and businesslike record, I ask your vote Monday. Sincerely, Arleigh Marshall For Transportation to the Polls Phone 1979 VOTE MONDAY VOTE MONDAY VOTE MONDAY

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