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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, April 27, 1936
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' I ? I! TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 27 ·§ 1936 P A H El Lao KM Vtt .Ouf Will Bui s ATJi MA S But B. two rah Coo on ball . IXltl Fit) ' In Jiltc Ma wh ; erl nei : tin see by 'wh sin i bei . ba* aft '·the .opt leg for 'poi Till dot est 1 beg fin cej ·tor =. be - 'tha 'Ori ' "·'ter -cat 3hi iit: .oet ;' c ite ;srl j ,ler nei ·'?"·? "vn He! i ;M loq Sta ? I :iya · Aoi :'vq , : he ;# .lo 6 iel ·34 Mason City's Calendar April,27--Chamber of Commerce spring frolic at Hotel Hanford. April 28---Cerro Gordo county younj democratic club dance at Denison clubhouse. April 26 to May 2--National Baby week. May 4-9--Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up campaign sponsored by junior division of Chamber of Commerce. May 8--St. Olaf college church Choir to sing at high school audi torium at 8 p. m. Here In Mason City Lawn mowers -- lawn mowers lawn mowers. Boomhower Hdwe. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Schilling, 626 Sixth street southeast, were in Cresco Sunday to attend the funera; of Mrs. E. J. Henneman Founded In 1894, Investors Syn dicate has paid every obligation promptly when due. Phone 439. Art's Nighthawks will furnish the music for the dance to he held Wednesday night at the.I. 0. O. F. hall. This dancing party is for members and invited friends. For the farm, the Serv.el Electro- lux oil burning refrigerator. Mason City Hdwe. Co. Birth certificates have been filed for Judith Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph B. Stevens, 322 Madison avenue northwest, born Apri 22; Marlene Idell, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Louis Benowitz, 816 Eighteenth street northwest, born Apri: 16, and Shirley Jean, daughter oi Mr. and Mrs. Chris Despanos, 103? Jersey avenue northeast, born Apri; .16. Missing from Band Building since Thura. nite--Shelby Flyer bicycle. Black, white trim; nickle plated fenders, black balloon tires. Reward for return to Fred O'Green. Ph 3669J. Bent our floor sanding and wax machines. Shepherd's Paint and Wallpaper Co. Ph. 1362. Waterloo District of Young People's Society Has Rally at Cedar Falls The spring rally for the young people's societies of the Waterloo district of the Methodist church met at Cedar Falls Sunday afternoon and evening. :. Twenty-one from the Olivet-Zion charge attended the rally which had a registration of 250 delegates. The program was built around the theme, "Youth Along Life's Highway." The election of officers resulted as follows: The. Rev. J. E. DeLong, Greene, re-elected president; Miss Ruby Willoughby, Cedar Falls, secretary, and John Hodges of Jesup, treasurer. The district is divided into five subdistrict groups. The following named ministers were selected as counselors for these: Waterloo group, the Rev. R. B. Sires, Jesup; Waverly group, the Rev. L. A. Gustafson; Hampton group, the Rev. F. O.. Hillman, Sheffield; Mason City, the Rev. William Galbreth, and the Charles City group, the Rev. R. M. Bell, Mma. . The installation service was conducted by the district superintendent, Dr. J. Arthur Young. Man Dies While on Way to Allison; Is Buried ALLISON--Funeral services lor Mike Wubbena, 27, Big Forks, Minn., who died at Blooming Prairie, Minn, enroute to Allison were conducted at the home of. his father, Mike Wubbena, Sr., near Allison Sunday afternoon followed by services at the St. Jacobus Lutheran church with the W. C. Nasseri in charge- Burial was in Vilmar cemetery. He was ill for some time with tuberculosis. Dr.V.E.Wicks CHIROPODIST FOOT SPECIALIST' f A,T B-- B SHOE STORE PEOPLE . . . who have tested Fireside Fuels over a period of years find them to be the most economical in the long run and by far the most satisfactory. FIHESIDE FUEL CO. Phone 888 For Sale or Almost new 32 volt, 1,000- Wotf Wind Power Electric Plant. Also used Delco Light Plants. J A C O B Y Battery and Electric Service 110 So, Delaware Phone 319 MASON CITY HEADS MUSIC FESTIVAL ENTRY LIST TO COMPETE FOR 18 TITLES IN 3 DAYS AT IOWA U Seek to Duplicate Feat of Last Year With Record High Rankings. Mason City high school heads the list of entries at the state music festival to be held at Iowa City Thursday to Saturday, being entered in 18 events. Next high is Waterloo West with 14 while Iowa City has 13, Le Mars and Central of Sioux City, 12; Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs, Sigourney and Burlington, 11; and Waterloo East and Centerville, 10. There are 160 schools entered. The local school, which last year captured most honors of any school at the contest, will send about 95 in the vocal group and 28 in the instrumental. The vocal group will leave by chartered bus Wednesday afternoon and instrumentalists will go in private cars. The local band and orchestra are not competing. Entries Are Listed. Mason City entries are: Trombone solo--Lloyd Nichols. String group--Evelyn Cheesman, Milton Lamer, Pete Farmikis, Mary Shoemaker, Katherine Holland, Viola Farmikis. (Defending championship title). Brass group--Bob Runyan, Howardine Mincey, Cleo McCloud,. Bob Collen, Howard Dresser, Charles Peters. (Defending championship title). French horn--Jack Weir. Clarinet--Earl Fladness. Cornet--Bob Runyan. Flute--Bob Major. , ~ Violin--Evelyn Cheesman. Oboe--Homer Hockenberry. Marimba--Ruth Buehler. Woodwind group -- Bill Pappas, Sob Servison, Dick Zarling, Melvin Baker, Marjorie Pappas, Ruth Marshall. (Defending championship title). Bassoon--Doris Garvey. Viola--Carleton Rohr. (This con- :estant was unable to compete in regular contest because of injured ·inger and qualified at Charles City. Snare drum--Ruth Buehler. Mixed small vocal group--Carol Ambrosen, Veda Kimrey, Ruth Jougal, Betty Edwards, Don Kunz, Helen Stoecker. Mixed chorus. Girls glee club. Boys glee club. The - .band instrumental soloists and groups are trained by Carleton j. Stewart, the orchestra instrumental soloists and group by Miss Marjorie Smith and the chorus, vo- al group and glee clubs by Miss "!llen Smith. 7,500 Are Expected. An Associated Press dispatch Monday stated the high school music festival officials are seeking: the quarters for the 6,500 youthful musicians who will compete at Iowa City. Directors of the event predicted it will be the largest on record. Al- iough final entries are not yet tabulated, plans were made to accomo- date approximately 7,500' persons, including, contestants, music supervisors and chaperons. The_ 'contestants who will take ?art in the eleventh annual music festival are "superior" place winners selected from the 35,000 who entered sub-district elimination con- lests more than two months ago. They wiil compete in 33 events. Many Large Groups. Most of the increase in enrollment is in large vocal and instrumental groups. Eighty-six bands and orchestras registered, an increase of 9, while large vocal groups increased 15 to a total of 83. ' The University of Iowa extension division, sponsor of the festival, )lans to house the visitors by set- tog up cots in university and city buildings. The university field house, to be converted into a boys' dormitory, will accommodate 3,000. Churches, community buildings, fraternity and sorority houses, and private homes will take care of the overflow. Thursday's program will be lim- ted chiefly to solo and small group events. Choruses, orchestras and rlee clubs will compete Friday, and ands, Saturday. FARM EQUIPMENT GROUP TO MEET )ne of Five Sessions in Iowa at Hotel Hanford on Thursday. One of a series of five group con- erences is to be held by the. Iowa mplement Dealers' association, Inc., at the Hotel Hanford Thursday, eve- ling, beginning with a diner at 7 j'clock. The guest speaker on this occa- ion will be Joseph A. Craig, Janes- irille, Wis., regarded as one of the eaders in the farm equipment in- ustry in the United States. Mr. Craig will speak on "A Better Mer- handising Program Under Dealer lf Government Plan." The Mason City meeting will be lie fourth of the series with ses- ions scheduled at Iowa City, Des koines and Sioux City in advance t and at Waterloo after the local athering. "Old Friends" to Mason City for 41 Years While Engaged in Fruit and Confectionary Business. "Old Friends," was what townsmen began calling Charlie Lora- bardo soon after he opened his first store where Damon's, Inc., now stands. He was among the first of his countrymen to enter business in Mason City, having been born in Naples 77 years ago and having left sunny Italy at the age*of 19 to.come to the shores of the United States. "Old Friends," Charlie .Lombardo has perhaps sold more fruit and confectionery retail than any other one man in Mason City. Since 1895 his stores have been centers of interest in an ever changing Mason City. Other businesses have undergone changes, but Charlie's always retained its individuality. And after 41 years here he has proved himself one of the city's sturdiest characters, who reared his family under extreme difficulties and managed a store that held its "old friends." Nicknamed "Old Friends." .Mr. Lombardo was married to Miss Camilla Caponi'of St. Louis in 1893. She was a native of Sicily, having come to America with her parents when she was 7 years of age. After their marriage Mr. Lombardo gained bis first experience i operating stores at 'Washington, Iowa, and Valley Junction. In 1895 they moved- to Mason City and Mr. Lombardo's first store won for him the nickname "Old Friends." A better location in the opinion of Mr. Lombardo than his first on what is now North Federal avenue, was the once famous "Yellow Spot," a wood structure painted bright yellow, where farmers and townsmen gathered even before the gay nineties began. It had been a lunchroom for years and was located where the United Cigar Store No. 1 now stands where State street crosses Federal. It was in the "Yellow Spot" where "Old Friends" opened his second and first impressive fruit and confectionery store in Mason City. Fire His Enemy. Later Mr. Lombardo moved his store over on to State street, where the Yelland and Hanes book store is now located. In this building with Ms store was also the postoffice. Rre, Mr. Lombardo's foremost enemy, threatened the building, however, and be moved his store farther east on State stret where the Sears, Roebuck store is being operated. While at this location the most .ragic event of his life occurred. On :he evening of Nov. 9, 1910, Mrs. Lombardo died at the Story hospital from burns received that afternoon when kerosene she was using to kindle a fire at her home exploded. Flames enveloped her immediately as she ran screaming to the treet and when assistance reached her she was reported to have been charred over her entire body. Keeps Family Together. When the explosion occured Mrs. Lombardo had a 2 year old infant with her. The child, Charles, Jr.. was found under a lounge by S. M. Decker, neighbor, who rushed into the burning home in search of the child before the fire department arrived. The child was not burned, having been thrown or crawled to safety as the mother left the house. The home itself was ruined. Left with six children, the oldest daughter, Dolly, being only 16 years of age, and the others ranging "OLD FRIENDS" down to 2 years of age, Mr. Lombardo managed to rear his family, give his children public school educations and successfully to conduct his business. Through many trying years Mr. Lombardo kept his family intact. One More Fire. While located on State street next to another early day tenant, Joseph's "Golden Rule Store," Mr. Lombardo's business was also caught in the city's most extensive fire which swept practically an entire half black from Commercial alley east on State street and south on Delaware avenue to the old Globe-Gazette building on First street southeast. His fourth store was completely destroyed by this fire. Following this second disastrous fire Mr. Lombardo moved his busi- nes to a small location at 20 Delaware avenue northeast. For many years there, while other fruit stores came and went, "Old Friends, Charlie 1 ' sold his fruit and candy. Among iis chief customers were the children of Central school, until fire destroyed that building and the erection of an administration building cut down his prospective field. Liked Children, Sports. 'Old Friends" liked children and he liked sports. Baseball, football or basketball, Charlie had tickets for all of them. His sons played in many athletic contests of the local high school. "Old Friends" was proud of them. His ehildren have all grown up. They are now Mrs. C. Kapona, Chicago; Mrs. A. Lombarda, St. Louis; Angelo, Waterloo; Angle and Carmello, at home, and Charles, Jr., Chicago. Although Mr. Lombardo is no longer activelv engaged in the present store, he is to be seen about it every once in a while--just for the "feel" of being in a fruit store. Most of his time is spent at Clear Lake. The city has changed from the small western town he encountered when first he came, the amiable native of Sunny Italy. Many of his friends are no longer here; tragedy has stalked across his path; yet the slow starting, steadily increasing chuckle still motivates his personality when he is called "Old Friends," just as it did 41 years ago. McBernie, Candidate for State Office, Visits Here Renews Acquaintance With Old Railroad Friends. * Robert McBimie of Boone, candidate for lieutenant governor on the republican ticket, visited in Mason City Saturday. He expressed a belief that he was "out in front" in his campaign. While here he took occasion to renew acquaintance with a number of Ms old railroad friends. He Is now aational chairman of the insurance board of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Mr. McBirnie is a past president of the Boone Lions club, past exalted ruler of Elks, past master of Masonic lodge, member of the L O. O. F. and K. P. lodges and other civic bodies. He was formerly a railroad brakeman and conductor. Mr. McBirnie served six years as mayor of Boone and judge over the police court and in fact served as long as he wanted to and retired* at the end of the third term. He is the owner of a farm in Iowa. He has a working interest in Boone and controling interest in the summer resort at Spring Lake. His regular calling is that of an operator of an insurance agency in Boone, which business he has controlled for many years. As a tax payer, McBirnie's position is that to reduce taxes, the country needs less taxation, not more taxation. A halt on reckless spending, an end to senseless waste. a return to economy in government --these rather than new tax burdens are required for the state and nation's welfare. ROBERT MCBIRNIE Fred Rebelsky Dies of Heart Disease at I. 0. 0. F. Home Fred Rebelsky, 77, died at the [. 0. 0. F. home Sunday morning from Heart disease. He had resided at the home since 1933, when he came to Mason City from Clinton. He was born Nov. 11, 1858, in Germany. Surviving Mr. Rebelsky are two brothers and nieces and nephews. Mr. Rebelsky distributed the Mason City Globe-Gazette at the home. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, with Frank Sheffler tn charge of services. Burial will be at Clinton. .The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home. JOHN F, CONLEY, 78, DIES HERE Funeral Services to Be Held Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church. John F. Conley, 78, died at his home, 428 Massachusetts avenue northeast, Sunday morning at 12:45 o'clock. He had been a resident of Mason City for the past 57 years. Mr. Conley was born at Sandusky. Ohio. March 7. 1858, and came to Iowa at an early age with his parents. Surviving Mr. Coniey are three daughters, Mrs. Harry Fry of Thief River Falls, Minn.; Ms. W. P. Hicks and Mrs. Irving Elstad. Mason City, and three sons, John F.. Jr., of Eau Claire, Wis.; Earl of Minneapolis and George of Mason City, and nine grandchildren and two brothers and one sister. Mr. Conley was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 27. 1914, and a son. Leo, Oct. 1, 1921. and two daughters Mrs. Ross Hensley. Oct. 14, 1930, and Mrs. Earl Carney Feb. 16, 1931. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Holy Family church with the Rev. R. P. Murphy in charge. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. The rosary will be said at the Randall funeral home Monday evening at 7:45 o'clock. The body was taken to the Randall funeral home. Pallbearers at the services will be Dan Sullivan. James Quinn, Remley Glass, Charles Mellang,' Winn Nutting and Harry Brown. AT THE HOSPITALS Harry Tamres, Hanford hotel, was admitted to the Park hospital Saturdav for treatment. Jean Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris, route 3, was admitted to the Story hospital Monday for a minor operation. ^V. J. McMurray, route l, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following treatment. Ervin Hulse, Jr., 922 Fifteenth street northeast, was admitted to the Park hospital Sunday for treatment. Howard Fransen, 1312 Jefferson avenue northwest, was admitted to the Story hospital Sunday for treatment. A son weighing 7 pounds 5% ounces was born to Mr. and Mra. Bernard Reynolds, 422 Taylor avenue southwest, at the Mercy hospital Monday. Mrs. Leonard Maakestad, Osage, was admitted to the Park hospital Sunday for a major operation. Mrs. Percy Fistler, Clear Lake, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday following a major operation. Harris Glen Sonnenberg, Titonka, was dismissed from the Park hospital Saturday following examination. Harold Fistler, Clear Lake, was admitted to the Mercy hosptial Monday for a major operation. Carl .Floy, Thornton, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Saturday following a major operation. Richard Dale Hageman, Graver, .was dismissed from the Park hospital Sunday following treatment and a major operation. A son weighing 6 pounds 7iA ounces wag born to Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Andersen, 811 Jersey avenue southeast, at the Mercy hospital Sunday. Domingo Becerra, 421 Seventeenth street northwest, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Saturday following a major operation. Mrs. R. W. Cary, Jamestown, N. Dak., was dismissed from the Park hospital Sunday following a major operation. Mrs. Ardo Anderson, Kanawha, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Saturday following treatment. Mi's. Chris Destinas and infant daughter, 103 Jersey avenue south; east, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Saturday. Mrs. Louis Benowitz and infant daughter, 816 Eighth street northwest, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday. Mrs. William Jakobek and infant son, Garner, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday. Mrs. James W. Allen and infant daughter, 652 Eighth street northeast, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Sunday. Mrs. Phillips Candidate for Treasurer Nomination JayE.HouIalian,M.D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office 773 Phones Res. 3131 426-28 FORESTERS' BLDG. ELSIE KLLMAjN' TO BE BRIDE ROCKFORD--Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kollman will leave Thursday for Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend the marriage of their daughter Elsie Kollman to Louis Besch, Cincinnati. Miss Kollman. a former Rockford girl, is a graduate nurse and Mr. Beech is in the grocery business thcie. The marriage will take place May 5. TITTLE BROS. 105 South Federal Ave. Tues. and Wed. Specials 100% Pure Ground Beef, lb Sugar Cured Sliced Breakfast Bacon, lb. Quality Beef Sirloin Steak, lb Sugar Cured Sliced Ham, lb. 28c Nice Lean Tor!; Chops. III. 23c Clear Lake Woman Enters Race for County Office. Mrs. Alice Richardson Phillips Monday announced she would be a candidate for the democratic nomination for county treasurer of Cerro Gordo county. Mrs. Phillips was born on a farm north of Clear Lake and has been a resident of that community for the past 20 years. She attended Iowa State Teachers college at Cedar Fails and at present is teaching the Eden school, south of Clear Lake. Supporters of Mrs. Phillips look upon her business training and experience in her work as teacher as fitting her for the duties for the office she seeks. She announced that her platform will be one of efficiency, economy and courtesy at all times. MRS. ALICE B. PBILLPS. RETURNS FROM OLYMPIC MEET Clang Beaten in Heavyweight Division of Bethlehem Wrestling Tourney. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Clang, Los Angeles, Cal., are visiting in the city at the home of Mrs. Clang's grandfather, N. G. Thome, 655 Third street northeast. They are returning from Bethlehem, Pa., where Mr. Clang participated in the Olympic tryouts wrestling tournament. Clang, a 187 poun- der, who wrestles in the heavyweight division, was defeated by Edwin Hawley, 6 foot 8 inch 278 pound giant of the New York Athletic club in 11:45. Wrestling under the colors of the Los Angeles Athletic club, Clang has won the last six southern Pacific heavyweight wrestling champion- coast title in the heavy class. He qualified for the 1932 Olympic team tryouts by winning the pre-Olympic meet held at Los Angeles in 1931, but did not enter the Olympic tryouts that year. MRS.H.FRAZEE DIES AT HOME Funeral Services for Wife of Milwaukee Employe to Be Thursday. Mrs. Alberta Marie Frazec, 41, died at her home. 744 Fourth street southwest, Monday morning of heart disease following an illness of three years. She had been a resident of Mason City for the past 36 years. Mrs. Frazee was born at Albany, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1894. She had resided in Mason City since 1900. She was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and the Pythians. Surviving Mrs. Frazee are her husband, H. W. Frazee, passenger agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroad, and Mrs. Estell M. Edwards, Mason City, and a nephew, James King, and Helen King, all of Mason City. Funeral services will be held at the McAuley funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. C. E. Flynn, pastor of the First M. E. church, in charge of services. Burial will be at Riverside cemetery, Rockford. The body was taken to the McAuley funeral home. STRING QUARTET TO GIVE CONCERT HERE WEDNESDAY Three Soloists Will Assist in Second of Series by Civic Group. Much of variety and interest is included in the second concert of the Civic orchestra series to be presented at 8:20 o'clock Wednesday evening in the high school auditorium by the Civic string quartet, assisted by three soloists. Members of the string quartet are J. M. Power, first violin; Joe Manning, second violin; Dr. G. W. Cady, viola, and Mrs. J. M. Power, cello. The assisting soloists will be Mrs. B. Raymond Weston, soprano; Miss Marian VanNess, Harpist, and Oscar Larson, violinist. Mrs. Morris Laird will be the accompanist. At this concert each civic concert series ticket will admit two persons. The program will be: 1. Quartet No. 17 .: Mozart Allegro Andante Cantabile Molto Allegro 2. 1--Hills of Gruzia Meclnikoff 2--The Unforseen .. Cyril Scott 3--In the Luxembourg Gardens 4--A Feast of Lanterns Granville Bantoclf Mrs. Weston 3. 1--Nocturne in D Major Chopin-Auer 2--Rondo Mozart-Kreisler Oscar Larson 4. Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes (Old English Air) Angel Gabriel (Old Plantation Song) Old Black Joe .. Stephen Foster String Quartet 5. 1--Mazurka Schueckcr 2--Pensiero Affetuoso .. Palloni Miss Van Ness 6. Four Indian Love Lyrics .... Amy Wooclford Findcn 1--Temple Bells 2--Les Than the Dust 3--Kashmiri Song 4--'Til I Awake Mrs. Weston With piano, harp and string quartet Charles Wakefield Cadman's prediction that the United States will produce more good music in the future than Europe is not profound. Europe, from the look of things, will confine herself to military marches. --Cleveland Plain-Dealer. 86 WEEK Buys This Finer PHILCO Startling Offer For One Week Only . $105.00 . 26.00 Regular Price Trade-in Allowance . You Pay Only 0 You've been wanting a better radio. Here's a Philco that's a distinct improvement over anything else you can buy at anywhere near the price. This startling offer, for one week only, enables you to own this quality Philco, at a substantial saving. 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