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March 30, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

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3 THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1939 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COURT STARTS NEXT MONDAY CRESCO--Judge W. L. Eichendorf of McGregor will preside at the district court o£ Howard county, which is to convene at Cresco Monday. Following is the list of petit jurors summoned for this term of court: Helen Hall, Cresco; Rose Stevens, Vernon Springs; Alma Jones, Forest City; E, D. Thrasher, Forest City; Neta Palmer, Chester; Clem McCauley, Howard Center; John Edge, Afton; Omar Ellingson, New Oregon; Herbert Lee, New Oregon; Allen Johnson, Forest City; Mebel TJeWalle, Cresco; Cap \VoHho£f, Oak Dale; Kathleen Gray, Chester; Edith Kitterman, Oak Dale; Lee Frieberg, Harry L. Heins, Jamestown; Heuben Staple- camp, Forest City; Millicent Hamann, Chester; Sophia Meyer, Cresco; Frank Kostohrys, New Oregon; Mabel Van Dyke, Forest City; L. M. Reed, Cresco; Spencer Anderson, Cresco; Leo Pecinovsky, New Oregon; Margaret McAvoy, Alton; Emma H. Jones, Forest City; Arnie Johnson, Jamestown; Lee Hoffland, New Oregon; Anna Haaf, Afton; Steve Kinney, Afton; E. J. Mohs, Albion; Frank Dinger, Saratoga; Regina Meyer, Cresco; Marjorie Loughrey, Cresco; Severt O. Johnson, Howard Center. Ringsted Building Is Being Remodeled RINGSTED--Work on remodeling the former Tow Harness Shop building is nearly completed and W. C. Orr will move his grocery store into the building this week. Some work remains to be done on the second floor rooms which will serve as living quarters for Mr. and Mrs. Orr. The building has been completely remodeled on the interior and a new front' installed. AID WCLL, MEET JOICE--The Concordia Ladies aid will meet Friday. Mrs. Paul Dahlby and Mrs. Conrad Reiness will serve. Backstage in Iowa Politics Iowa List of lowans Over 65 Will Reach Saturation Point and Level Off at 60,000, According to Experts By FRANK NYE, JR. (Iowa Daily Press Association) DBS MOINES, (IDPA)--With impending pension legislation in the legislature it is well to note that some 52,000 lowans over 65 are now listed on the state's old age pension division rolls. As near as can be figured by experts working in the pension field, the Iowa list will reach its saturation point and level off at 60,000. * u 3 FOURTH A greater percentage of Iowa's population--7.46 per cent figured in the 1930 census--isr over 65 than in any other state of the union except Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Iowa's percentage is believed to be nearer 7.85 than 7.46 now. If the 7.85 figure is true the state's percentage of _aged is more than half again as much as the percentage of persons over 65 in the nation as a whole. REASON 'Chief reason advanced for this high 'percentage in an agricultural state; is that Iowa young people, unable to find positions in Iowa industries, leave the state for greener fields. * * * "WHOA" Senators should not be alarmed if they, should receive an unexpected guest in the form of a colt or donkey in the lofty chamber. Senator'.Carl Sjulin, Hamburg re- publicari, is plotting the surprise as a method of illustrating the "horse and mule" bill which would exempt such animals from taxation. o * * 100 DATS It's a 50-50 bet the legislature doesn't adjourn until the 100 day session is over April 19 or later, despite all the talk of "let's get out of here." This, because the important appropriations bill isn't 40 DIFFERENT STYLES AT The "torch" color for your outfit! Stunning styles with exquisite dressmaker detail! DUTCH DEBS! STITCHED SANDALS! OPEN BACKS'. CLOSED BACKS! STRETCH ABLE SLIP-ONS ... dozens more! (also in Patent or Fresh Earth)! Guaranteed as advertised in Good Housekeeping Use Your Charge Account Dflmon Mail Orders Filled Promptly Woman Without Native Country E. N. PETERSEN HEAD OF FIRM Consolidation of 4 Telephone Companies Will Be Discussed JOICE--At the annual meeting : the Joice Telephone company Monday, E. N. Petersen, Oscar hompson and T. O. Gordon were lected to. form a committee to icet with committees from the tree other companies composing Vera Hruba, beautiful figure skater, is literally a woman without a country. Enroute from New York, she was denied admission to Canada on grounds that, "a citizen of non-existent Czecho-Slovakia, if she was admitted to Canada 'the United States could then very properly refuse to take her back." ready and won't be until some reorganization matters are cleared away so the lawmakers will know to whom they are appropriating money. * » » "THEY" "They" say that liquor has always been a problem and always will be and it would seem so from house actions last week. In addition to eliminating Class C permits in a beer bill--a victory for tavern keepers--the house, voted to place a 10 per cent special sales tax on all liquor purchased in 17C state owned stores, to raise $800,000 additional revenue. The tax would replace the present two per cent sales tax. * » * INTENT One of the original intents of the Class C permit, which is for sale of beer to be consumed off the premises, was,to discourage drinking on the premises. One of the original intents of the liquor law was to eliminate bootleggers. The actions seem to be in direct conflict with the original intents. , * =* * EXCEPTION Ex-Treasurer Leo J. Wegman now president of the Citizens Savings bank of Anamosa, has taken exception to an item carried in this column recently, in which republicans contended he ordered 100,300,000 cigaret stamps before leaving office. Ex-Treasurer Wegman declares that he did not order the stamps. Technically speaking he absolutely right. The actua; writing- out of the order is done by the comptroller's office-under law contained in Section 1574 of the 1935 Iowa code. * * * NORMAL Actually, however, it is customary procedure to consult the treasurer of his subordinates in the cigaret licensing division, before ordering the stamps, according to Acting Comptroller C. Free Porter. There was nothing unusua about ordering 100,000,000 cigare stamps since that is a norms' year's supply. Republicans cut i down to 38,400,000 to last until July 1 for the bill prohibiting 'bootleg" c i g a r e t s -- r e q u i r i n g manufacturers or distributors rather than retailers to affix stamps to packages of cigarets-- probably will be law by that time Vfrs. Rush Wagner Speaks at Manly on South America MANLY---The silver tea given by the Women's Missionary society of the Bethel Evangelica" church Tuesday afternoon wa: well attended. Mrs. Rush Wagner ol Northwood gave a talk on Bolivia South America, telling of her experience as a missionary ther and displaying many articles o clothing and handwork. A silver donation of $6.40 wa: netted. 65 Attend Meeting of Junior Legion FOREST CITY--The member ot the Forest City Junior Ameri can Legion Auxiliary were host rsses to a number of guests at party at the Legion halt Saturday There were 65 members an guests in attendance. The evening was spent dancing playing cards and Chinese check ers. Miss Muriel Hansen of Esther ville, sang. Miss Hansen is a for mer member of the Junior Auxil iary of Forest City. At the close of the evenin lunch was -served by Junior Aux ilary mentors, Mrs. MilXord Keele and Mrs. Harold Hylen. S15 NETTED IN SALE MANLY --The Manly Musi Mothers bake sale made a prof of more than $15 to help the fun to send the group to the regiona contest in Minneapolis 2ate thi the Joice Switchboard company to discuss consolidation. The meeting will take place in the near future. All the companies are in favor of this move. Officers were elected as follows: President, E. N. Petersen; vice president, Roy Ulstad; secretary and treasurer, T. O. Gordon; and directors, Oscar Thompson, J. B. Harmon, and Martin Jenson. The lineman hired was Iver Stensrud. Firemen Dam Ditch MONTOUR FALLS, N. Y., (U.R) --Hampered by lack of water, firemen dammed up rainwater in a ditch nearby and used it to battle a fire which destroyed a farmhouse near here. Bancroft Girl in State 4-H Contest ALGONA--Elizabeth Ann Inman, Bancroft, will represent Kossuth county in a state 4-H longtime record contest, Mrs. Ruth Seaton Hicks, home demonstration agent, announced. Wood Chopper Ignores Years SUTTON, N. H., (U.R) -- Though Frank W. Todd has passed his 85th birthday, he daily accompanies his sons, George and Howard, to the family woodlot to do his share in clearing hurricane-felled timber. Play Contest to Be Held on Friday at New Hampton School NEW HAMPTON--The W e w Hampton high school one act play contest will be held Friday evening with the following plays and casts: "Make Up and Live" with Marilyn Woodruff, Arlene Swenson, Elaine Kilcher, Marcella Casper, Helen Hettler, Geraldine Gott and Orletta Anderson. "A Wedding" with John Rigler, James McFarland, Virginia Moore, Orlo Natvig, Geraldine Wachholz, Vincent Gebel and Muriel Brand. "Muley" with John Kuttsh, Jean Miles, Edward O'Connor and. Darold Gauger. Miss Tinsley Hel-* ton is the director. IS 74 ¥EARS OLD ' ' BR1TT--Relatives and friends of Mrs. Ole Peterson went to her home Monday afternoon to help her celebrate her 74th birthday. An out of town guest was Mrs. E. T. Murphy of Morris, 111., wlio arrived Sunday for a two weeks' visit with her parents, Mr. and' Mrs. Ole Peterson. The painters who paint their own portraits aren't the only one's.. All writers do it unconsciously.-Lincoln Star. 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