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March 28, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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DIDNOTTRYTfl HELP OFFICERS Mrs. Smith Denies Wanting to Capture Missing Husband. DES MO1NES, March 28. Mrs. John Smith, wife of the missing Perry resident, denied here last night that she had conspired with authorities in attempting to effect the capture of her husband last Friday night. The Perry woman said that the frustrated meeting resulted from a telephone message with a man she tJid not know and that she notified authorities because she had promised she would not leave Perry without telling Sheriff C. A. 'Knee. Driving to the arranged meeting place, Mrs. Smith said she saw a coupe, whose driver called to her. "I recognized my husband's Voice," she said. "I turned my car around and followed his. I am sure I could have talked to my husband if we had been alone. Just then, however, a car of officers came up, , and the officers climbed out." Then she told how her husband fled and was chased by the sheriff's deputies and how she collapsed Upon reaching home. Amonson Services Are Held in Eagle Grove EAGLE GROVE, March 28.-- Funeral services for Martin Amonson, 36, were held Thursday afternoon at the East Side Lutheran church in charge of the pastor, the Rev. T. J. Severtson, and burial was made in Rose HU1 cemetery. He is survived by his mother; two brothers, Omer and Miller; also by two sisters, Mra. Anna Johnson, Kanawha, and Mrs. Theresa Hunt of Eagle Grove. Case Is Withdrawn by Plaintiff at DecoraH DECORAH, March 28.--A jury was selected yesterday for the ^all- man-Keeper case which was withdrawn from the court by the plaintiff, James Hallman. A jury was being selected for the next cast on the docket, :: Kuhn versus Kjosc. This case is "also the result of an accident which occurred near the Beard farm, west of Decorah. The car driven by Dr. Kuhn collided with the Kjose car and Kuhn sued for damage. Services for Civil Wai- Veteran Held at Osage OSAGE, March.28.--Funeral services for-Daniel L\?mbard r Ciyil war veteran, were .held Frid'ay afternoon - .Methodist jphurch)-' with the MERLE SIMS ORCHESTRA OP AIJJERT LEA WUI Play for the AMERICAN LEGION OLDTIME DANCE Satunla3. Night, March 28 AT THE ARMORY Admission Always 25c , Now ventilating system now in operation. Only One Contest Appears on Ticket " at Hampton Polls HAMPTON, ; March 28. -- Not much interest In the coming election has been shown as no particular Issues are at stake and places on the city council are being contested for in only the first and third - ward. Wayne B. Bayless, third ward, is opposing W, A. Connor and Jesse C.' Kite, first ward, is running against George C. Weeks. Otherwise the ticket reads: R. R. Stuart, mayor; Judson.J. Wheeler, city assessor; J. M. Boots, city treasurer; Wayne C. Artley, park commissioner to fill vacancy; Earl Ferris, park commissioner, full term; Ray Wood and E. Y. 'Crom, councilmen-at-large; George C. Weeks, first ward councilman, Lee C. Robinson, second ward councilman; W. A. Connor, third ward councilman; W. G. Mogle, fourth ward councilman. Charles City News SINNEWELL, 76, ROSEVILLE, DIES funeral Services Arranged ^or Monday for Victim 1 of Pneumonia.. CHARLES CITY, March 28.-John Sinnewell, 76, died yesterday afternoon at his home near Rosc- ville from an attack of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at the Roseville Catholic church.in charge of the Rev. L. C. Ickel with burial in Roseville The body wilt remain at the Hauser funeral home until services are held. STORM CHANGES CONTEST DATE Vocal Winners Are Named in Competition Staged at Charles City. CHARLES CITY, March 28.-The instrumental competition of the subdistrict music contest scheduled for today here was postponed until Friday, April 3, because of the storm. Principal Trefz notified the towns which would compete. Vocal results of the contest yesterday afternoon were: Soprano solo--Ciarksville, first; Nashua, second; Waverly, third; Charles City, fourth. Alto--Charles City, first; - Nashua, second. Tenor-Charles .City, first; Orchard, second. GfrlS; small~ vocal "gro'up--Waverly, first; Nashua,'second; Charles City third; Osage,; fourth. Baritone solo --Charles City, first; Nashua, second; Orchard, third. Results last night were: Class C girls' glee club--Rockford, first; Nora Springs, second. Orchard arrived too late to compete. Boys small vocal group--Waverly, first; Charles City, second; Osage, third Class B girls' glee club--New Hampton, first; Waverly, second; Nashua, third; Osage, fourth. Claa: B , mixed chorus--Nashua, first, Waverly, second. Extra numbers were furnished while the judges were making decisions by the Waverly boys' glee club .and the Charles City girls' glee club. CORRECTION Our ad in Friday'g paper priced Baby Beef Steak at 4c a pound. This should have read BABY BE;EF STEAK ...... HC ib. BUEHLER RROS. 214 South Federal Ave. Phone 916 Modern Business Demands Modern Methods There have been some remarkable improvements in methods of teaching Eirst year College Accounting, Advanced Actual Office Practice for Stenographers, Bank Machine iJookeepmg methods ana other modern devices. Would you like lo know more about these new ideas? Address PHONE 945 DUCK and CHICKEN £or DINNER SUNDAY everything cooked just right. TENDER STEAKS, EXTRA FINE CHOPS Here you can order what you like . . . and you'll get it. The quality you want, too. Fresh salads, nourishing sandwiches, pies, cakes Waffles, ice cream specials. Lincoln Sandwich Shop and Cafe 16-18 SECOND SXUEET NORTHEAST - '^^^^ ' ' ' ' " ' · · ' ' ' ' ' - - - - - - Screen, Attractions Greta Garbo and Lewis Stone la a- (jcene from "Romance," which will play at the Iowa Theater Sunday and Monday ^.., ^ f S cene from " 5Ir kf" 10 " of Orange," in which E! Brendel and Fifi Dorsay are starred. 'It will be featured at the Palace Theater for three days starting Saturday. Manly Resident Recalls Lincoln's Many Trials William S. Fitch Remembers 1 Meeting President in Gloomy Period. By MARJORIE MITCHELL. MANLY, March 28.--"They don't make men like Abe anymore," mused William S. Fitch, 81, Manly. It was, Mr. Fitch related, in the fall of 1861 that he saw the president for the first time. His father, Fredrick Fitch, had known Lincoln for many years and being introduced in politics had many talks with him. When Lincoln was coming to the front in politics he had helped to some degree in campaigning for his long legged friend. When hard pressed for work they also splii rails together. : Lincoln had called for a meeting at Springfield. It wa:, one of the many public meetings that were being held all thru th, states at that time, when Williart Fitch first saw him. Going to meetings meant hard travel over almost impassable roadi in big, stout wagons. On the out-: ·.?Hr t 5_9£_Sfi. capital.soldierg_frpra the first Battle .of" Bull ~Run "welre camped. Many of -.them'.had 'corns back battle-bruised and wounded from their first' battle that hao proved unsuccessful because of theli inexperience and the many privations they had to endure. The insurgents had sent them into a panic and they had made a pell-mell retreat. Many of them attended tht meeting tho they were bandaged and limping. One of them had halt of his face shot off. Began With Parade. The meeting commenced thai morning with "a parade headed by Lincoln on a 30 foot platform drawn by eight yoke of oxen! He sat on a tall chair built high and backed bjf rough-hewed .rails laid in lengths When he saw the elder Fitch in the crowd he leaned over and touched the back of the platform calling out "Hi there, Fitch, I guess this ia made from some of the rails w» split. I'll see you after the meeting We'll talk things over." The parade went on around the square. Ths streets were unpaved and- there were few sidewalks. Hogs wallowed in mudholes and ashes were scattered. The streets of Springfield were known for their lack of upkeep. At the meeting roast ox was served and speeches were made by war generals. General McClellan urged that the men would not bo aggressive on the soil of the opposing states and asked for good conduct .and inspired them with the croal they were fighting for. McClellan was little known 'at that time but he had served well .in the war at Mexico and with the confidence that Lincoln had in him ha soon was well liked by all his men. Lincoln spoke on the necessity ot getting more money and men and asked for $500,000 and at least 400,000 men to carry on with the war. Hia voice was high pitched and at times almost shrill. Outlook Was Gloomy. · After the meeting he met and talked with his one-time rail-splitter friend. They talked over the then gloomy outlook, the indecisive military campaigns and the possibility of European interference on behalf of the confederacy. "Fitch," he said, "we're going to have a lot of trouble." He expressed surprise at hia friend having a son and when introduced he shook hands saying, ·'Well, so this young- man is your boy." Lincoln had unusually large hands. Lincoln mingled with people as if he had known them for years. He crave the impression that he would just as quickly wrestle as make a speech. There 'were few who could wrestle better than Abe with hln strong arms and wiry body. Only a strong coilar-and-elbow hold which was a popular and well-known hold could be used to throw him. He also had few equals when it came to horse trading. He wag at a farmhouse where a group of men wa working when he and- another made a trade of horses sight unseen, next day they were again at farmhouse. The man produced of horse from behind some bushes where he had it hidden. It a worthless old nag and Lincoln laughed with the rest -".' the men saying, "That's the beating in a trade I've ever Then he pulled his horse into r--a saw horse! . : Moved to St. Ansgar. The Fitch family moved to St. Ansgar in 1862 and news of Lin" In's assassination on Good Friday -. Ford's theater where he was attending a play and of his death the following morning · came by stage coach in a publication of the Chicago Tribune which was at that time still a weekly newspaper. Mr. and Mrs. William Fitch moved to Manly from St. Ansgar. They recently celebrated their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary. had. 1 view- The the his rredericksburg May Have New System in Public Waterworks FREDERICKSBURG, March 28. --An aeration system may be installed in the city water works following the discovery of a growth which is clogging the pipes. Mayor A. H. Milne, City Clerk Laurence Aubrey and Councilman William Drape and Henry Kerssen At Mason City's THEATERS What is described- as one of the funniest comedies of the year, "Mr Lemon of Orange," in which E Brendel and Fifi Dorsay are co starred, opened at the Palace theater Saturday. In this picture Brendel plays two roles. One is that of "Mr. Lemon," an inoffensive Swedish toy salesman, and tho other is "Silent McGhee," hard-bolle'l gangster chieftain. The fun really starts when "Mr; Lemon," who resembles "McGee," Is mistaken for the gang leader Just after a truck load of liquor is hi-Jacked and on of the gangsters is killed. Fifi en ters the plot at this point, determined on revenging her brother the slain man. She invites "Mr Lemon" to visit the night clut where she sings, thinking he is "McGee." When he gets there gangsters try their best to put him "ou the spot." How Brendel outwits the crooks and finally accomplishes the capture of both gangs affords hi larious entertainment. The otne principals in the cast include Wil liam Collier, Sr., Ruth Warren Donald Dillaway and Joan Castle. --o-"Africa Speaks," considered the strangest romance ever filmed, is to be showa for the last time Saturday evening at-the Iowa theater. Greta Garbo and Metro-Goldwyn- Maytr have done right by each other and their public, in "Romance," which opens Sunday at the Iowa theater. To begin with, Garbo has given her producers the greatest performance of her career. And the producers have supplied Garbo with the finest starring vehicle obtainable for a talking picture. Both have given the public the kind of Garbo it likes best. Garbo, in her new role, is as glamorous as "Anna Christie" was drab. Altho both plays are founded upon the same theme, a conflict between lovers, they bear each other no resemblance - whatever. . went to Waterloo to inspect an aeration plant. Transmitting Power Great. HENDON, Eng., March 28. (UP) --A machine capable of transmitting 180,000 words an hour was demonstrated at the laboratories of the International Telephone and Telegraph company which is expected to revolutionize the long distance transmission of documents and news. Parsons Given Offer as Swea City School Head SWEA CITY, March 28.--Superintendent Parsons of the Bode public schools for tho past 10 years, has been extended the offer of superintendent of the local school for the coming year. Most all of the other teachers are renewing their contracts with a reduction from eight to 5 per cent in salary. COMING ATTRACTIONS PALACE Saturday, Sunday, Monday El Brendel and Fifi Dorsay in "Mr. Lemon of Orange." Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday--"Honor Among Lovers" starring Claude tte Colbert and Fredric March. IOWA Sunday, Monday--Greta Garbo in "Romance." Tuesday, Wednesday -- "Leather- necking," seven star comedy bombshell. Thursday -- Buster Keaton In "Free and Easy." Friday, Saturday--"Big Money" featuring Robert Armstrong, Eddie Qutllan and James Gleason. Falrfleld Wing Meet. IOWA d r y -- S c o r i n g 55% i- points, Fairfield high school won ·s the Little Six Indoor track meet " here last night. Burlington was second with 31, Ottumwa third with 28%, Muscatine fourth with 20 and Washington fifth with 19. Stacyville Winners in Essay Contest Anriou! STACYVILLE, March' 2S.-\ ners of the essay contest, spoi by the American Legion -HUM*' J were Charles Golden of 'tjie If! . _ school and Agnes Helmer of Xjondony tion school. The subject was lattei^ American Flag." The pri'zes ftossed pictures which each stU()lentV; eanl . sented to his room. '· \ ' P^ a on V.j^a-i from LAST TIME SATURDAY \ t TIME, \ T ACT LAST and · halt.?. 10c EXPLORATIONj Untamed Savages, Saucer-Lipped Women of Africa, Race of Giants In French Congo, Locust Plague, Strange Birds, Jungle Sounds Extraordinary .--. Strangest Romance Ever Filmed 1 . COMEDY -- NEWS -- CARTOON SUNDAY and MONDAY ' ~ ' \. M ^B* V x-~ NOW PLAYING Tho Ever Changing, Always Alluring First, '·/'·- Lady ot the Screen. YOU LOVED "ANNA CHRISTIE" You'll Adore "Romance" ALAC NOW PLAYINC Big Midnight Show Saturday . Sunday Bargain Matinee Until 2 P . M . 35c Dialog* by EDDIE H) CANTO! Edwin Burke r£7V- vri^ ^ TWICE AS FUNNY AS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN HIM . . . . EL BRENDEL IN ®z^y A DUAL ROLE . . . " HE'S THERE TWICE AS OFTEN .... EL BRENDEL FIFI Mr lemon of Orange Comedy and Comedians As Everybody Likes Them EL BRENDEL Who "Stole the Show" in "SUNNY SIDE UP" "THE COCKEYED WORLD" and "JUST IMAGINE" -- NOW EL BRENDEL as "SILENT McGEE," the Hard- Boiled Gangster is a Riot! BUT . EL BRENDEL as "OSCAR LEMON" from Minnesota is a Panic! and Don't Forget FIFI DORSAY of "Hot For Paris" fame Tuff Mugs and Thugs Don't Worry El Brendel. He Slays Them--and You Too --With Laughter NUMBER THREE on our Greater Show Season Watch for "Honor Among Lovers" "City Lights" "Reaching For The Moon" "Doctor's Wives" "A Connecticut Yankee" and others The Greatest Group of Super Attractions the Palace Ever Presented and that is "GOING SOME" ne~young witir a-aog- ac-your-nceiir: i

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