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

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 2, 1931
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APRIL 2 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SEVERAL TOWNS FAILED TO LIVE Records Show Settlements in Humboldt County Abandoned. HUMBOLDT. April 2. UP--If Oliver Goldsmith were to write his "Deserted Village" today he probably would come to Huraboldt coun ty to seek inspiration. Remains o£ abandoned settle ments are numerous in this county There are at least 20 such spots On some towns were started, abau- j doned and later populated by new communities. Others were planned and built but never prospered ami were finally deserted. ' Again Became Farm. · j A town named Sumner was start ed in 1857 with a cabin ana a black ' smith shop. But settlers did not take kindly to the prospective towr and eventually the buildings-were moved and the land returned to agriculture. Postal department records liste'i many of the towns for. a time. Unique, a few miles west of here, is now a group of deserted buildings, altho it was a town from 187!) to 1000. Others, of the most recently deserted villages were Addison which had a postoffice until 1903, and Owl Lake, which passed out ol existence with the coming of the new century. Others in Oblivion.' Pleasant View was a postal point in Avery township in 1881. Wat- bridge existed until 1869, Ebner. Bolts Creek, later changed to LoUs, Randolph, Viona and Byron all made promising starts as urban centers only to fall into oblivion. Humboldt was originally Known as Springvale because of the presence of numerous springs. The original Humboldt was established ir, Avery township and later renamed Park Grove. Thor was started on n site previously occupied by the village of Verbeck, which had'a store and a postoffice in 1879. Avery and Delana townships each have three of these deserted villages within their borders and nearly every township In the county numbers at least one. Rock Falls Student Aids Investigation CEDAR PALLS, April 2.--Students of municipal government at he Iowa State Teachers college will lelve into the actual workings of criminal justice as part of the nation-wide investigation by the national commission on law observance and enforcement, better known as the Wickersham commission, it has been announced by Harold Tas- oher, instructor in social science at the state school. All cities of 25,000 persons, or over, are to be given similar examinations. Seven members of the class, including; Dorothy Edfar, Rock Falls, will make up the committee which will carry on the investigation in Waterloo, to be completed by May 1. Former Resident Is Dead. CLARION, April 2.--J. R. Robson, 77, died at his home in Spokane, Wash., after many weeks of illness. He was a former businessman here. Years ago he was associated with Warren Stewart In the furniture business. He was an active member of the Clarion Methodist church. KILLED IN ROCKNE DEATH PLANE H. children disaster J. Christen of Chicago (shown hero with his wife and two of friends) was among; those who were killed in airplane at Buzuitr, Kuns., Tuesday. DICKINSON URGES MOORE FOR JOB OF CUNNINGHAM Urges Appointment of lowan to Federal Reserve , Board. By HADFORD E. MOBLEY Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, April 2.--Senator L. J. Dickinson announced today that he has personally urged upon Eugene Meyer, head of the federal reserve board, the appointment of Ernest Moore o£ Cedar Rapida to the agricultural membership of the board. In addition to discussing the board membership fully with Meyer, Dickinson left with him for study a memorandum of Moore's qualifications for the post, together with endorsements and other material favorable to him. The chief obstacle in Moore's way at present, it was learned, is the determination of Meyer to give the great Chicago financial district representation on the board, loxvan Is Needed. The new chairman is understood to feel that his administration would be considerably ItrenglheneJ if this section were represented. In the past this district, in which Iowa is located, has had the farm member in the'person of B. H. Cunningham. They feel now that the farm member should come from another district, probably the Kansas City district, and that a banker member should come from Chicago. If this comes about, the farm membership will very likely go to Wayland Magee, Bennington, Nebr., member of the Omaha reserve bank directorate, who has already been here in conference with Meyer on the appointment. Chief Candidate. It is now believed that Magee rather than former Gov. Arthur Weaver, Nebraska, also a promi. nent candidate, will get the place. Opposition to Weaver engendered by Samuel J. McKelvIe, farm board member, because of Weaver's support last year pf Senator Norrls, insurgent, is mainly responsible for the Magee support, it is believed. Meyer's choice for the Chicago place is still in the dark. The selection will probably be made not long after President Hoover's return from his present'trip and it Is held certain Meyer's views will be followed in making both appointments. Edie Elected Head of School at Rudd RUDD, April 2.--The Rudd consolidated school board met Tuesday night and rehired I. W. Edie as superintendent, J. M, Holcomb of Swea City as coach and Dorothy Jean Brown of Macomb, 111., as a teacher in the high school. The other high school teacher will be hired later Miss Ruth Cannon does not plan tn teach next year. The grade teachers are Madge Waterhouse, Lela Armstrong, Louise Youngerman of Charles City, Bernlce Bobinhouse of Des Moines; Pearl Stevens of Sexton and Lena Nicholas of Mclntixe. Edith Davis of Woodbine will have charge of the music. Cantata to Bo Given. ALLISON, April 2.--An Easter cantata will be given at the As- DIED WITH ROCKNE John H. Happcr, personal friend of Knutc Rocknc, died In plane crash which ulso cost the life of the famous coach and six others. Happcr \vaH hnnd of the Chicago concern which sold athletic, equipment designed by Rockne. sociated churches .Sunday evening under the direction of Mrs. O. L. Whitlatch- W, C. T. U. Institute to Be Held at Orchard; 2 Officials Will Speak ORCHARD,' April 2.--The Orchard W. C. T. U. will hold an all- day institute at the local church Thursday, April 9, beginning at 10 o'clock. Picnic lunch will be served at noon and evening, both followed by toasts from guests and friends. Mrs. George Wetter will preside aa toastmlstresa at the noon hour. The subject, "Why Support the Eighteenth Amendment? How?" The evening topic is "Law Observance and Individual Responsibility" with Miss Helen Westcott as toastmistress. Two state workers will be on the program, Mrs. Rose Wild, state institute director and Mrs. Belle Jewel, state director of temperance and missions. George H. Sawyer of Osage will speak on "Law Observance of the Adolescent as Concerns the Adult." Many in Butler Give to Drought Aid Fund ALLISON, April 2.--The following is a complete report of the money raised by the Butler county Red Cross for drought relief; Apllngton, $119.58, Allison, $GO, Austlnville, $16, Aredale, $16.15, Bristow, $15, Clarksville, 5101.20, Duniont, $168,55, Greene, 575; Kesley, $21, Park, ersburg, 5141.50, New Hartford, 532, Shell Rock, ?GO, making a total of $828.88. The quota assigned Butler county was 5500. County Red Cross officers are: Mrs. O. Y. Whitlatch, Allison, chairman; Mrs. Harry J. Hill. Allison, secretary; Fred Scitz, Clarksville. treasiifr. VALUES in 10 Yean Greatest EAS at DAMON^S Inc. Friday and Sa Not even ten years ago ... when prices were so sensationally low, were fashions of this high character and quality featured for so little. Today you have the same low prices of ten years ago, but you have fashions so far superior, fabrics of such superb excellence, workmanship of such high character, that not- even in the "age of little prices" could you have obtained such great values as you can now. More than that, these very values cannot possibly last long. The business barometer is pointing upward very rapidly, as a visit to Damons, Inc. will quickly prove, for the buying crowds at Damon's, Inc. are ever so cheerful and optimistic. There is no'time like Friday and Saturday, and no place like Damon's, Inc., to choose your Easter wardrobe at a total cost that is far less than it has been, or will be, for many Easters to come. Not in ten years were such elegant AT Priced as low- Here you have three groups of Coats . .. each representing such amazing values that you will wonder how fashions of such high character can possibly he so little. Coming from the master craftsmen of New York, they naturally embody only the finest tailoring with fabrics of matchless excellence. They wear their elegant furs entirely ,with a new Paris distinction . . . and furless, they feature the new dressmaker silhouettes and the new radiantly hued scarfs that are so fascinating this Spring. Damon's Inc., Second Floor 1995 The new unfurred dressmaker models New Paris Copies low priced $35.00 Luxurious Furs and Fabrics McCallum Chiffon and Picot-Top ALL ILKH to $3.50 Hose fine and sheer enough to be a real luxury, yet they're a decided economy. We believe they represent the utmost in sound value. 81/2 to 101/2, New Spring Shades Damon's Inc Hosiery Department--Main Floor Imported and Domestic HANDBAGS $2-95 to $g.90 Tomorrow's your chance to select for every one of your new costumes a handbag worth much more than these tiny prices. Every type, every material, every color is represented. New Styles . , , New Shades $1.95 to '6- 50 Just exactly the gloves, you need for your Easter wardrobe, imported, and in the lengths that wrinkle so smartly. Pearl snaps add a decorative ;oueh. Marvelous values! Sizes 5% to 7'/2 in. beige Spring shades. Damon's Inc.--Glove Department, Main Floor Imported Costume JEWELRY .00 to Entirly new and different. Never has such beauty been imparted in costume jewelry. Delicate work and beautiful designs. Pieces for Sport, Afternoon and Evening wear. Buntes Easter CANDIES Chocolate Chicks, each % c Marshmallow Eggs, Ib 35 C Chocolate Eabbits, each 5 C Large Cream Eggs '.....· 10 for Iflc Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs, each lc Bon-Bon Eggs, each lOc Easter Baskets I5c and 25c Damon's Inc Candy Shop--Main Floor Not in ten years were such exceptional FR Priced as low-$14-95 Specialized Fashions at a Special Price' 1995 High Priced Copies at a New Low Price 25-00 Important "Shirley Lea" Paris Copies From a most comprehensive collection °of the loveliest new Frocks, you will make your choice E o r Easter. And you will be delighted with the entirely new frocks that by their very character re- i'lect only the unusual, the individual, and expensive fashions for Easter, 1931. You will be thrilled with the wide variety of new models . . . thrilled with the suit-frocks, print frocks, chiffons and silk crepe for every informal occasion . . . thrilled with these exciting low prices for such supremely fine fashions. Damon's Inc., Second Floor Never have we shown such amazing "Little Tots" Apparel for the little m i s s . , . These dainty Spring Frocks are shown in F l o w e r e d Prints, Voiles, Organdies, Lawns, Linens, etc., in Size 1 to 6 years. $|50 to $350 Headwear for for the Boys and Girls little man Pert Little Polks and Floppy Brims in Pique, Swiss, Organdy, etc., for the girls and for the hoys. We have several clever little modeb in Pique in white and colors. Tub Suits . . . the largest line of clever styles we have ever shown in Linens. Eroad- clolhs, Prints, Poplins, etc. Damon's Inc. Infants and Junior Shop--Second Floor

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