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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 17, 1937
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.MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 17 · 1937 FIVE 5 IOWA CCG DRAINAGE CAMPS DO $1,056,000 OF WORK BANCROFT AND CLARION LISTED Much Activity Carried on Where Drainage Was Neglected. \ *** AMES --Through co-operation of counties and local drainage organizations, Iowa's Jive Civilian conservation corps drainage camps have completed in the last year and a half drainage work worth §1,056,000. The CCC itself spent 5800,000 of this amount, which represents a saving ot 5800,000 to Iowa farmers in drainage taxes. All of the time and money spent under this program in Iowa Has been spent on improving existing public drainage ditches, Jevees, tile drains, tile headwalls, bridges and miscellaneous drainage structures. No work has been done on private property or on agricultural land of low value. No work has been done to bring new land under cultivation. The drainage camps are located at Clarion, Bancroft, Whiting, Missouri Valley and Oakville. 6 Million Acres Included. Byron T. Virtue, Iowa State college extension agricultural engineer, who with other extension service specialists has been co-operating with the CCC drainage program, points out that one-fifth of the state lies in drainage areas. It is this one-fifth, represenling approximately 6 million acres, that the CCC is striving to conserve and improve for farming purposes. "During the depression," said Mr. Virtue, "very little maintenance was done on existing public drainage improvements. M a n y drainage works fell into a deplorable -condition. Ditches became overgrown and clogged with brush and leaves. Outlet ditches became silted up, tile outlets buried. Levees became so weakened by groundhogs and rodents t h a t they could not withstand a minor flood." Listed in North Iowa. · To correct this situation, during the past year and a half the CCC in Iowa cleaned 365 miles ol ditches, improved 31 miles oi levee, leveled 56 miles of spoil banks, reconditioned J D miles ol county tile drains and 145 tile headwalls, and repaired or rebuilt many bridges and miscellaneous drainage structures. This work required 4,067,000 cubit, yards of excavation. Five hundred and thirty-six thousand acres of Iowa land have benefited by these projects,i according to Mr. Virtue. The Clarion 1 camp operated in Hancock, -Wright : Franklin, Webster and Hamilton counties and the Bancroft camp in Winnebago, Kossuth, Emmett Palo Alto and Hancock counties. Mrs. Tweed Funeral Held; Husband and 10 Children Survive FERTILE--Funeral services fai Mrs. Anna Ramsey Tweed, 57 were held at Beaver Creek church, tile iicv. Joseph Arliaus from Kenyon, Minn., officiating. A duet was, sung by the Rev. and Mrs. Shearei ot Forest City and a solo by Wava Ramsey. Six sons-in-law were pallbearers, Ira Roath, Lewi Suby, Thelan Elthon, Torn Bros- dale, Merlyn Hall and Oscar Amundson. Those who survive are her husband, Ole, and 10 children, Aimer at home, Mrs. Amand Amundson near Joicc, Mrs. Thelan Elthon, Mrs. Theresa Roath, Mrs AlviiiS.-- Brosdol, Mrs^ Agnes Suby, Mrs. Francis Hall, all neai Fertile, Telora, Gladys and lona Mae at home, also her aged mother, Mrs. T. T. Ramsey, two brothers, Oscar Ramsey and Theodore Ramsey and two sisters, Mrs. Lars Amimdson and Mrs.' Christ Rusley. Gust Carlson Rites Are Held at Wesley TITONKA--Gust Carlson, 50 died Saturday afternoon after a long illness. Mr. Carlson had been confined to his bed the past two weeks but prior to that time had been able to be up and about the home. Funeral services were held in the Congregational -church a Wesley Tuesday afternoon under the Rev. W. L. Patterson o£ Titonka and the Rev. O. M. Johnson of Britt. Gust Carlson was horn Dec. V, 1886, at Sonebro Sweden, and came to this country in 1905. He is survived by his w i f e three daughters, two sons, one o whom is ill at present in the Kos- sulh hospital at Algona, four brothers, John and Herman of Wesley, the Rev. Arthur Carlson o Kensington, Minn., and one brother and three sisters in Sweden Rites for Mrs. Popp to Be Held at Osag( OSAGE--Funeral services wi__ be held Wednesday morning at 0 o'clock at the Sacred Heart church in charge of Father Baxter for Mrs. John Popp, 'C6, who died suddenly of heart trouble at her home here Sunday afternoon. Josie Miller was born Jan. 28, 1871, in Wisconsin and spent most o£ her life near Freeport, 111. Eight years ago she was married to John Popp \vho survives along with one sister of Freeport, 111. Burial will be In the Catholic cemetery. The British battleship Malaya has bccni refitted at a cost o£ S5,- .000,000, HERE THERE Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Meets at Chyle Home. PROT1VIN--The monthly meet- ng cf the American Legion Auxil- ary was held Saturday at the home of Mrs. Frances Chyle. The memorial poppies ivere unpacked at The rehabilitation arrived and the meeting, chairman reported that two ,2 pound boxes of homemade candy were sent to Knoxville as requested. Move to Britt. WODEN--Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Missmnn will move Monday to their new home which they pur- in Britt. They have re- returned from Oregon chased cently where they had spent the winter with x-elatives. Anniversary Is Celebrated. LAKOTA--Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jansen entertained a group of'relatives and friends at their home on Sunday, the occasion was to hc'.p them celebrate their wedding anniversary. Guests at Cylinder. .SXTLSON--Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wnba and her sister, Mrs. Lena Schneider and son, Francis of Cylinder were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cooney Sunday. _ Return to St. James. TITONKA--John DeWahl of St. James, Minn., spent-the week-end here with friends. He came for Mrs. DeWahl, who has been'visit- ing in the community · for two weeks. Visiis at Madclia. KANAWHA--Mr. and Mrs. Bentbn Olson and J. E. Olson visited Sunday and Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Siebert at Madelia, Minn. J. E. Olson lemained for a week's visit at the Siebert home. Visit at Spirit Lake. CORWITH--Mr. and Mrs. Fairfield Dean and daughter, Darlean, and Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Dean spent Sunday at the Fairfield Dean Jr., home at Spirit Lake. Visitors From Maplcton. WODEN--Mr. and Mrs. Hoss Ringsdorf of Mapleton, Minn., arrived Saturday to spend the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baack. Vislt Near Floyd. LELAND--Miss Ruth Johnson, primary teacher here, spent the week-end at the parental home home near Floyd. Leave for Canada. LAKOTA--Edward Gulknecht, who has been spending the past few months here with his parents and other relatives, left Sunday foi his' home at LaPortej'* Sask;, · Canada. '--'· · .' : ' , · ·'..-'· · : ' · · Visitors From Andrew. KLEMME--Mr. 'and Mrs. Bob Geisel of Andrew spent the weekend here at the Edwin Jacobs home. At Meeting in Ames. T 1T O N K A--William Boyken drove to Ames Monday morning to attend a Farmer-Banker agricultural meeting. The meeting was sponsored by the agricultural committee of the Iowa Bankers association and was under the direction of R. K. Bliss. Go to DCS BRITT--Miss Anna Aageson and Miss Agnes Shoun went to DBE .Moines.Monday; Miss Aageson to visit her sister, Mrs. Jennie Hammill and Miss Shoun to attend the Iowa State Hairdressers' convention. Guesls From Baxter. CORWITH--Guests at the S. L. Thompson home over the weekend were Mr. and Mrs. John Gleavcs and Mrs. Naomi Core of Baxter. Honored by Choir. ROWAN--The choir of the Con- gratu church met with Mrs. Clint K.erchenal and after practice they had a social hour in honor of Miss Mae Hyde, who is to be married in the near future. Leave for Canistota. WODEN--George T. Gerdcs, Alfred H.-.nna and Dan Dye left Tuesday for Canislota, S. Dak., to receive medical treatment. Taken to Iowa City. THOMPSON--Bernard Schroeder was taken to the hospital at Jowa City Sunday by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. William Schroeder. He was said to be suffering a mastoid infection. Visitors From Wisconsin. RIDGEWAY--Mrs. Frank Humpal and children of Clear Lake, Wis., are hero visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Snyder, and other relatives. Visit in Ohio. DOWS -- Mrs. George Rankin, Mrs. Frank Hackbarth and Verlyn and Lee Hackbarth left Sunday for a visit in the home ot Dr. Lester Hackbarth, in Toledo, Ohio. Born at Iowa City. MITCHELL -- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richardson, Jr., are parents of n son, born to them March 11 at the University hospital at Iowa City. This is their first child. For Vacation of 3 Weeks. G R A F T O N -- Miss Dorothy Ueker ot Rochester, Minn., returned home Saturday night for a three .weeks' vacation at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ueker. Mrs. Gilbert 111 BUFFALO CENTER--Mrs. Carroll Gilbert who has been ill for some time is in a critical condition. Mrs. Gilbert is past 80 years of ago and has been in poor health for the past two years. Were In Twin Cities. GRAFTON -- Harry Christians, Walter Wagner, Arnold Betznick and John Bork, Jr., spent Sunday in the Twin Cities. Daughter Is Bnrn. RAKE--Mr. and Mrs. Milbuni Johnson are parents ot a daughter weighing 7 pounds born March 14. This is their first child. ·First Anniversary Observed. | MITCHELL--Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schmidt were surprised at :heir home when e. group of friends dropped in on them to help them celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The George Bor- chai-dts entertained a group of friends at their home south of town honoring Mr. Borchardt's birthday. Were In Twin Cifles. LELAND--Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Buren, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Branstad spent the week-end on a business and pleasure trip in the Twin Cities. Will Entertain Wednesday. GARNER--Mrs. R. W. Specht will be hostess to the members of the P. E. O. in her home Wednesday at a 1 o'clock luncheon. Leave for South Dakota. LONEROCK--Mrs. George Hanna, son Everett, Alvin Hannn of Wolf Point, Mont., who is visiting there, and Mrs. Maude Hnn- na of Burt, left Saturday for a three day- visit at B. T. Hanna's at Schindle, S. Dak. Visitors From Illinois. KANAWHA--Ival Miller of Piskohvan, 111., visited Sunday and Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Olson. Mr. Miller and Mrs. Olson are brother and sister. Return From Des Moincs. KOWAN--Miss Jean McNie, home management teacher of Rownn, spent the week-end in the Franklin hotel in Des Moines with her parents. Mrs. McNie and Mr.' McNie, representative of Franklin county accompanied by Mr. Dodd, representative of Des Moines county, brought Miss Jean back Sunday afternoon. Took Second Place. WHITTEMORE -- Miss Lucille Glieden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Glieden, attended the girls' state basketball tournament held in the Drake field house in Des Moines Saturday. Miss Glieden accompanied t h e Rodman high school' girls' basketball team who had two of their players entered in the free throw contest. Miss Marilee Fleenor of Rodman won second place honors in the meet, making 21 free throws out of 25 tries. Visitors From Rice Lake. ROCK FALLS--Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nelson from Rice Lake, Wis., arrived here Monday to attend the- funeral of Mrs. John McKce. Hold Reunion at Sioux City. KENSETT--- Fern and Harold Nodtvedt and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hillman and son, Gene, of Racine Minn., accompanied Mr, and Mrs Perry Webb of Manly to Sioux City Sunday where they met a party of relatives from Beresford S. Dak., which included Mr. and Mrs. Bert Nodtvedt and daughter, Mrs. Andrew Lundeen and family. Will Meet Thursday. JOICE--Bethania ladies aid will meet Thursday. Hostesses will be Mrs. Peter Dahlby. Mrs. Waltci Felland and Mrs. Emmet Johnson and program leader, Mrs. Elmei Ulstad. Birthday Is Celebrated. GLENVILLE, Minn.--A number of friends from Glenville and Albert Lea were entertained at a whist party Sunday evening at the home of Mrs. Kathrine Pedman in honor of Jay E. Louden's birthday Honors for playing went to Mrs W. R. Greengo and Ross McGrath Consolation to Mrs. Laces and C H. Leighty. Visit in SI. Paul. KENSETT--Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Houston and two daughters am Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henote anc daughter of Port Richmond, N. Y were week-end visitors with relatives in St. Paul. Return From Wisconsin. HUTCHINS -- Marie H u b e r . daughter of Ed Huber returned in company with her sister, Mrs. Rilla Walker and little daughter from a month's stay in Wisconsin! They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Huber here and are at present visiting relatives at Titonha. Mrs Walker and daughter plau to return to Wisconsin, accompanied by Mrs. Walker's mother-in-law Mrs. Fisher of Algona, some time this week. Miss Huber will make her home with the John Rode family at Titonka. Caled to Colby. GLENVILLE, Minn. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gene Westfall and family were called to Colby, Wis., by the death of Mr. Westfall's sister. Leaving for Iowa City. ROCK FALLS--Stanley Brown, son of Mi-, and Mrs. Theo Brown is leaving for Iowa City for treatment. Visit in South Dakota. CALMAR--Mr. and Mrs. Peter G r n t left Saturday for Alexandria S. Dak., to visit at the home' o Mrs. Graf's brother and family. Leaves for Kansas. FREDERICKSBURG -- M r s Howard Rausch has gone to Sedan, Kans., for several weeks' visit with relatives. Return From Story City. BUFFALO CENTER--Mr. and Mrs. Levi Durby returned from a several days' visit with Mrs. Durby's father and other relatives a Story City. Thp Durbys were former residents there. Mission Jury . CORWITH--The Mission Bible study class of the First Baplis' church met Friday afternoon with Mrs..). A. Zwcifel. Devotions were led by Mrs. Robert Lee and the lesson on "Obedience" was in charge of Mis. John Sharpneck After the program the time was spent in rolling bandages to be sent In a medical mission in the Philippine islands. Ilcturn From Wilmar. GRAFTON--Mr. and Mrs'. W. foose returned Monday after vis- ting at the home o[ their son, Mr. ind Mrs. Lester Haase in Wilmar, Minn. Are Parents of Son. -Mr. and Mrs. Hearst are the parents .of a pound boy born Monday morn- ng at the Nissen hospital here. This is their second child. Leave for Freeporf. ItUDD--Mrs. Lizzie Chestnut eft Monday morning for Freeport, 11., tn care for her aunt, who is 85 years old, after a visit with ·elaUves here. Visit at Oakclale. KLEMME--Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Neuberger and Donald Neu- jerger and Mr. .and Mrs. Martin Borz drove to Oakdale Sunday and spent the day with Mrs. Donald Neuberger who is in the sanitar- um there. KLEMME FIRE LOSSES FIXED John Day Not to Rebuild But Others Make Plans for Structures. KLEMME--The insurance men came to-KIemme Tuesday to adjust the fire losses of Sunday morning. C. A. Larson's loss whose building was damaged by fire and water, was covered by insurance. He is repairing. Earl Stott, who suffered a complete loss ot his grocery store and household goods, had part coverage by insurance. He will not go into business here again. John Day who had the postof fice building and the Stott grocery building will not rebuild. He has moved the post- office into the State Bank building. All the postoffice fixtures and entire stock was saved. The loss to the E. F; Jacobs hardware store which burned to the ground was covered by insurance as was the John Day buildings, E. F. Jacobs will rebuild. Know Your State A Daily Fact.About toway In 1936 there were 7,250,000 hogs on farms in Iowa. Miniature Scenes From "Lady of Lake" Shown by Pupils at Spencer SPENCER--Scenes from Sir Walter Scott's have been made again by students in the English department under the direction of the instructor, Miss Helen Bright of Mason City. Each class chose a scene for the miniature stage and exhibited it for the other groups to see. Other classes voted upon each scene and that of the sixth period class was acclaimed the best. A slightly different method for making the scenes was being used this semester. The classes elected a committee of three to be responsible for the direction of the scenes. Then students were as- signpd to working up various parts of the scenes, distributing the work over a large number. As usual, Miss Bright is taking snapshots of the scenes. JURY NAMED IN $10,000 SUIT Former Clerk in Clarion Hotel Claims Malicious Prosecution. EMMETSBURG--T u e $10,000 damage suit brought by Peter Weisz, former Clarion hotel clerk, against J. H. Moore, manager of the Kcrmore hotel here, for alleged malicious prosecution, opened in district court here Tuesday afternoon when selection ot a jury was begun. Final selection was not made until Wednesday, with the trial getting underway in the afternoon. The suit is an outgrowth of embezzlement charges brought by Moore against Weisz several years ago when Weisz was employed at the Hotel Moore, operated by Moore at Clarion. Weisz, accused by Moore of absconding with S41 from, the hotel till, was tried and acquitted of the charges. Weisz first sued Moove for damages four years ago in district W. P. Buren Sells Leland General Store to Sou LELAND--W. P. Buren sold his general merchandise store here to his son, J. L. Buren. Inventory was completed Monday evening and the store opened under the new manager Tuesday. W. P. Buren has owned this general store, since 1895. court here but the case was taken from the jury by Judge F. C. Da- vidsrn of Emmelsburg, who directed a verdict for the defense. Weisz carried the case to the supreme court and won a reversal last fall. Second trial of the suit is being heard by Judge James Deland ot Storm Lake. In the previous trial, Weisz admitted taking the money from the Clarion hotel but claimed that Moore owed it to him. In describing his deed, Weisz said he left an itemized statement after taking the cash and went to St. Louis, Mo. Later he wrote a letter to the Clarion night marshal telling ol his whereabouts and giving his address. It was at this address that he was seized and returned to Clarion to face the embezzlement count. ' Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Report for the Year Ending December 31, 1936 (In accordance with the Annual Statement filed with the New Yorfc State Insurance Department) INSURANCE IN FORCE Life: Ordinary « *· « , « , -. $10,896,871,470.00 Industrial.- « , » , , , 7,175,974,709.00 Group 4 -. -. ' , » ; 3,238,129,605.00- Total , -. » , 5 , Accident and Health Weekly Indemnity $21,310,975,784.00 $17,238,719.00 BUSINESS IN 1936 (YEAR'S FIGURES) New Life Insurance issued: Ordinary » , -. , , , , $1,114,803,062.00 Industrial « s = 5 t . » 1,009,049,516.00 Group 5 » ' * l E -. , , 142,020,543.00 Total i -i , i i i , Also Revived and Increased « $2,265,873,121.00 . $709,108,639.00 Policies: Life (Including 1,808,476 Group Certificates) ·. . . . . . , 42,990,980 Accident and Health (Including 979,343 Group Certificates) . s 1,206,808 ASSETS AND LIABILITIES Assets i i s ; r ; i i , Liabilities: Statutory Policy Reserves s Dividends payable to policyholders in 1937 * · , Other Liabilities c Contingency Reserve c . Total Liabilities ·» Unassigned Funds (Surplus) c M $4,494,701,772.24 3,920,990,791.00 101,581,144.00 145,705,169.55 48,000,000.00 $4,216,277,104.55 $278,424,667.69 Payments to Beneficiaries and Policyholders: Death Benefits i f Other Payments to Policyholders ; , Total Payments 4 $164,916,631.02 $346,227,175.39 $511,143,806.41 -,,, SSSS'fti. BUSINESS IN 1936 (DAILY AVERAGES) Life policies issued and revived per day 17,234 Number of claims paid per day « i i 2,344 Life insurance issued, revived and increased per day « , , » s $9,818,422.00 Payments to beneficiaries and Policyholders and addition to reserve per d a y . ; ; ; 5 , $2,450,501.00 Increase in assets per day » i , , $857,753.00 The Metropolitan is a mutual organization. Its assets are held for the benefit nf its I and any divisible surplus is returned to its Policyholders in the form of dividends, * * * * * Approximately one-fifth of the people of the United States and Canada are now insured in the Metropolitan, many having ttuo or more ^oficies. METROPOLITAN LIFE I N S U R A N C E COMPANY FREDERICK H. ECKER Chairman of the Board NEW YORK LEROY A. LINCOLN President XT:

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