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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 30, 1939
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KENTUCKIAN IN "MOTHER" ROLE AS WIFE WORKS Formei- $5,000 a Year Auto Designer Tells of Novel Situation , ·· - . . ll Doug!as, 42, once a $5,000 a year auto designer who couldn't get a job at man's work, Thursday described becoming "mother" to his three-year-old daughter while the wife is the wage earner. Bright-eyed little Blair Douglas tugged at her father's apron strings and cried "mummie, mum- nue, cracker, mummie," as Bill stopped stirring a pan stewing on the stove to assure her lunch would be ready soon. i, T 1 ? "?' complaining," the tall ..well-built former newspaperman, aitist, author and inventor told an interviewer. "I am accepting a situation that has developed and "·ymg to make the best of it "PultiDff Cart Ahead of Horse" But it is like putting the cart ahead of the horse. It's the man's place to get out and battle the world. Woman's place is in the home and there's something wrong with an economic condition that reverses their positions." Four months ago Bill got out of a hospital after a nervous breakdown. His wife obtained a position meanwhile and try as he might Bill just couldn't get a job. So he applied himselt to taking care of the home duties while Mrs Douglas kept her money job. Up at 6:3.0 a. m. It is up at 6:30 a. m., for Bill to prepare breakfast for the wife and sandwiches for her lunch, then breakfast for himself and the baby. He bathes and dresses the baby, sews .on buttons and washes the dishes. He buys the vegetables and washes the baby's clothes and the wife's stockings and silks. Does Home Chores In fact, Bill does all the homey chores including meeting the wife with a big smile and assure her alls been swell during the day. "I have learned no domestic can ever take the place of a mother in a home," Bill said, and "(fiat's exactly what I have been for the last four months -- the mother. "Why, Blair call me 'mummie' more than half the time and when she wakes up in the night she cries for me, not for her mother. Fathers might do well to meditate this a little." Princesses to Visit in U. S. Tour of Norway's Crown Princess Martha (above), and her husband, Crown Prince Olaf, in A m e r i c a \viJl be launched by their April visit io home of President Roosevelt. i \ ' ! H U Vice President of flank Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Count , YORK, (ff)-John L. Tiotsch, vice-president of the Fort Greene National bank in Brooklyn who was indicted with former Federal Circuit Court Judge Martin T. Manton on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. Judge Murray I. Hulbert paroled Lotsch in the custody of his attorney, I. Warren Lee, for sentencing on May 14. U. S. Attorney John T. Cahill told the court that Lotsch had been of material help to the government and that he would be "of much more help before the Manton case is closed." Negro Denies Social Equality as Goal FORT WORTH, Tex;., U.R--The Southern Negro wants social Justice, not necessarily social equality according to the Rev. J. H. Smith, presiding elder of the Fort Worth D i s t r i c t , African Methodist church. "Equal economic opportunities, with comparable pay for n comparable job well done, are ntces- sary to solve racial problems," the Negro elder told a racial relations meeting. "We do not want to sit in the white man's parlor, but a parlor of our ov.-n." Canada Learns Why Research Has Lagged MONTREAL, (UPJ -- Scientific research in Canada is hampered by lack of workshop accommodation and scarcity of skilled mechanical assistants at m a n y of the country's universities. Dr. Charles D. Ellis, head of the University of London's department of physics, believes. Dr. Ellis is surveying Canadian research centers at the invitation of the conference of Canadian universities with the support of the Carnegie foundation. Unidentified Donor Gives Scouts Cabin BOONE, m--The Boone county Boy Scout council has received a tract of land as well as materials for a rew cabin in the DCS Moines river valley. The donor asked that his identity be kept secret. The cabin will be used for overnight hikes. From Denmark comes Crown Princess Ingrid (above) who, with her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, plans a continental tour. She's rated a. bcauly with _a flair for clothes. Girl, 6, Plays Piano Without Talcing Lesson. CINCINNATI, Ohio, (U.PJ--Six- year-old Shirley Jester of Cincinnati has never taken a piano lesson but she can play popular pieces on the piano. Her excellent ear for music and equally good memory h a v e won her the admiration of several critics. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jester, the parents, plan to h a v e Shirley take lessons later in life. WORLD FAMOUS GARDEN CLOSES Tropical Station, Famed for Orchids, Lacking in Funds ST. LOUIS, (U,R)_Dr. George H. Moore, director of Shaw's Botanical garden here, said that lack of funds has forced the closing of the Shaw Foundation's fa- jinous tropical station at Balboa, Canal Zone. Dr. Moove said arrangements have been made lo turn the station, famous for its orchids, over to the Canal Zone government for use as a park. He said the station's orchid collection will be brought to St. Louis but doubted that some of them will survive the change of climat*. He pointed out that the tropical station is probably irretrievably lost even if the $4.000 a year needed to operate it becomes available later. The station was established by Shaw's Garden in 1925 and quickly became known the world over for its orchids from every part of the globe. In addition to rare Panamanianorehids, t h e collection was built up by exchanges with collectors in India and Latin American countries. Situated in the center of Balboa, it became one of the tourist attractions of the Canal Zone, with thousands of visitors annually viewing its displays where more than 1,5DO orchids bloomed at one time. The station also housed laboratories for experimental work and served as a base for expeditions into Panama and other Central American countries in search of rare flowers. Dr. Moore said shrinkage of the gardens income--derived principally from deteriorating property a ong the riverfront here--has also forced the dismissal of its foreign agent. He raid that since 1928 the garden s income has decreased about SaOOOO each year, and last year totaled only 5216,000. He =aid further decreases were anticipated. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Cornerstones in Old Postoffices Missing HARTFORD, Conn., (UP.) _ It took four years to verify a content!on of E. D. Collins that there r.eyer was a cornerstone for the oTd Hartford postoffice which was razed in 1933. Cullins recalled in :935 that the loca! building was built r.bout the same time the old New Yovk pcst- ottice on Park Row was constructed and inasmuch as both jobs were done by the same firm ana no cornerstone was laid for '·he New York building, it was la.rly certain there was no cornerstone here. Skeptics held out for four years until the New York builoing was razed and it was proved there was no cornerstone. ROYALTY TRIPS AREPLANNED Itinerary of Norwegian Couple Will Include Decorah as One Stop WASHINGTON, (£)--Although the itineraries are complete, civic organizations in all parts of the country still are asking the state department for visits from two Scandinavian royal couples who will visit the United States this spring. Both of these parlies will arrive before the state visit in June of King George and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark and Iceland passed through the Panama Canal enroute to San Pedro, Cal., which they will reach April 6. Plan Leisurely Trips Crown Prince O]av and Crown Princess Martha of Norway will follow them here, arriving in New York April 27. The two groups thus will start their American tours in opposite directions. The Danish crown prince and crown princess will make so leisurely a trip across the country from California that the east will get its first glimpse of the 1939 royally.from the Norwegians. Shortly after their arrival in New York, the crown prince and crown princess of Norway will go to Hyde Park to be the guests of President and Mrs. Koosevelt Will Be in Decorah Ihey will inaugurate the Norwegian pavilion at the New York world's fair and will leave New York May 2 for Detroit, then Chicago, and then LaCrosse, Wis. They will motor through territory with large settlements of Norwegians to Decorah, Iowa, thence to Rochester and Norfhfield, Minn After touring the far west and visiting the San Francisco world's fair, they will return by easy stages to New York, sailing for home July 6. The crown prince will celebrate his thirty-sixth birthday anniversary in this country. Itinerary Is Listed The itinerary for the tour of the Norwegian royal couple includes: May 2, 10:40 p. m. Leave New York. May 3, 12:12 p. m. Arrive Detroit. May 4, 12:30 a. m. Leave Detroit, 7:20 a. m. Arrive Chicago. May 6, 8:45 a. rn. Leave Chicago; 1 P. m., arrive La Crosse, Wis.- motor to Decorah, Iowa. May 7, motor via Rochester to Northfield, Minn. ' PRESIDENT OF CHAPTER IOWA CITY, (ff)-Prof. E. E. Chittenden of the University of Iowa mathematics department, has succeeded Prof. Beth Wellman as president of the local chapter of Sigma Xi, honorary scientific society. THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1939 New War Deportment Building Planned 50th Anniversary of Oklahoma Will Be Celebrated April 22 'OKLAHOMA CITY, fiJ.R)-- Oklahoma -··ill observe its fiftieth anniversary on April 22 \vith celebrations throughout the state. The Oklahoma legislature recently approved a resolution fix- ing April 22. as a-lega!' holiday m the state and designating Gulh- ne, Okla., as the official host cily of the various celebrations. Oklahoma was opened to white settlers at noon, April 22, 1889 It was not admitted to the union The city of Guthrie was the territorial capital at the dpening to white settlers. It was the state capital for a period of nearly three years, then by a vote o£ the people the capital was transferred to Oklahoma City. Among the pioneers, who will join in the celebration fhis year is W. N. Rice, 8V year old educator of Oklahoma City. ' . ... ' Rice is one of the four original faculty members of the University of Oklahoma at Norman which was founded in 1892. He retired' from teaching several years ago READING EVENT ATTRACTS MANY 32 Schools to Take Part in Contest at S.U.I. This Week IOWA CITY--The record total of 32 schools constitutes the entry list for the interpretive reading contest, one of the events of the forensic tournament at the University of Iowa this week. Prof. Harry Barnes, in charge of the third annual event, said that more than 100 pupils would participate in the affair of Saturday. Best of the contestants will appear in a public recital in the afternoon, Professor Barnes said. These are the schools entering one or more contestants: Boone, Burlington, Cedar Falls, Clarion, Jefferson of Council Bluffs, Davenport, Decorah, East Waterloo, Guthrie Center, Hawarden, Indianola, Iowa City, Xingsley, Mount Ayr, Manchester, Mar- shalltbwn, Muscatine, . Newton. Oskaloosa, Onawa, . Parkersbur*. Perry, Roosevelt of Cedar Hapids, St, Mary's of Iowa City, Sac City, Sidney, Thompson, University high of Iowa City, Washington, Valley high o£ West Des Moines, and West Waterloo. ' -f M · YOUR CAR is probably being slowed down by winter oil. Your Standard Oil Dealer will drain out that dragging oil, flush the crankcase aad refill with fresh, sturdy Iso-Vis- Stsndard's premium quality motor oil. Iso-Vis Is the leader of the Standard Oil Ii a9 by a strong margin. Moderately priced, it is an outstanding value. Give your engine the easy action and foil protection of this longJasting oil. 1 RADIATOR. Rush out and check for leaks. Put 'm Radiator Solder if necessity. 2 SPARK PLUGS. Test, clean and regap. Supply new spirt plugs if needed. 3 CRANKCASE. Drain out winter oil and replace with fresh clean Jso-Vis Motor Oil. 4 TRANSMISSION. 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