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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE W.C.T.UJILL HOLD INSTITUTE Miss Irwin Will Speak at Hancock County Session Wednesday in Britt BRITT, May 7.--Miss Mary Irwin of Xenia, Ohio, field secretary of the national W. C. T. U., will be the principal speaker at the convention of Hancock county W. C. T. U. units in' the Methodist church here Wednesday. The program will start at 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon. The program will include: Music, led by Mrs. L. B. Foster; devotional services; introduction of institute leader, Lucille Beaumont; solo, the Rev. G. W. Eggleston: play- et, "Daughters to the Rescue.' 1 Britt union; addresS by Miss Irwin. purpose of the Elsham; "Goinj institute, Mayme Forward, No Retreat," Edyth Durant: "Benedict Home department," Myrtle Pearce; "National Papers and Helps," Flora Richardson. "Parents, Teachers and Churches Protest Liquor Plans," the Rev. L. 8. Foster; "Our Own National Presidents," by members of Britt; duet, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Larson; address, Miss Irwin. Five-thirty p. m., picnic lunch in basement; evening session at 7:30 p. m.--music; sinking, led by Mrs. Foster; devotions, the Rev. 0. E. Schaal; FESTINA YOUTH ELECTROCUTED Lawrence Schuler, 19, Dies After Bumping Into Open Switch. CALMAR, May 7. -- Lawrence Schuler, 19, Festlna, was electrocuted Saturday when he backed into an open switch while at work in the Festina creamery of which his father, Wiliam Schuler, is creamery- man. The boy was passing between two-churns and as he stepped back, he bumped into the open switch. A local physician was called and worked over the body for about two hours. An inquest was held Saturday night at Festina. EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRIGGS UNIT No. 7--HOW IOWA GOVERNMENT BEGAN This is the fourth venture in the last unit of explorations into the history of Iowa. One more topic will appear in this paper next week. 1Z8 Take Exams. OSAGE, May 7. -- The eighth grade examinations were given at Osage, Riceville, St. Ansgar, Orchard, Stacyville and Otranto Thursday and Friday. Approximately 128 persons took the eighth grade examinations. Commencement Exercises * * * . * e * Da vies of Mason City Will Speak at Thornton Program; Gates of Waterloo Scheduled at Rockford; Hamilton, Mason City, to Give Address at Lonerock; Bennett, Head of Upper Iowa U, at Fredericksburg Exercises. THORNTON, May 7.--The Rev. George K. Davies, pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Mason City, has been engaged as 'the commencement speaker at exercises to I be held May 25 at Thornton high I school. The Rev. M. L. Carver, pastier of the local Methodist church, vill deliver the commencement ser- l-non May 20. J. Members of the school board are George Myers, president; A. R. |hiada, Charles F'. Hansen, John JTaspers, H. W. Alexander and Paul j ·!. James, secretary. I ' On the high school faculty are W. I'*. Magdefrau, superintendent, May- liclle Krumm and Earl Scherf. l| The graduating class is composed I !f Edwin Boothroyd, Helen Mae Ivaspers, Irma Dart, Raymond De IVterritt, Leland Harris, Roy Kott- Tnan Carrie Mikkelsen, Marvin Mil- Ifer, Edith Petersen. Lester Petersen |jnd Margaret Zickefoose. Gat«s on Program ROCKFORD, May 7. -- Bruce ·tes, £:jMJlclent of Gates business College at Waterloo, 1 will give'-.the, atcoinnifeEeement. exercises Myrtle Hall, Robert Jones, Ber, pastor at the Zion Luther- ,..|fchurch, will deliver the com- fSincement sermon Friday, May 27. Students who will be graduated re Dale Alfred, Marjory Alfred, lelletta Binek, Esther Bowen, Melin Brown, Glenn Crowell, Richard iJish, .pale _ 1 i^orena Koepke, Helen Header, Marlian Milloy, Marjory Mooberry, Beu- J.iah Norman, Russell Palmer, Jean- I'ette Popham, Dick Scforiever, Mar- ileus Schumacker, Mabel Trettin, '; Stella Zieroan and Wilma Zieman. The Rockford faculty n the high ·i school is composed of Willard Sayre, superintendent; Hazel Plumly, high school principal; Edith Brown, Eng, lish and music; Louise Sieh, home 11economics; Theodore Krukow, coach |'and history. Mrs. Lloyd Merrick is president 'of the school board. Other members I; are G. H. Galvin, A. W. Lohr, Mr. i Lucien Inman and Mrs. F. E. Trigg. Hamilton Will Speak. LONEROCK, May 7.--Lonerock i'high school comencement exercises 1 will be held May 14. The commence- Iment speaker will be W. R. Hamil- f.ton of Mason City. The commence- i'ment sermon, May 13. will be given I'by the Rev. S. M. Gladstone of ILoneiock. jr Members of the school board are f;J M. Blanchard, president; E. M. Jensen, secretary; Dell Marlow, I. iTuissday TBDE REV. GEORGE K. DAVEES The Kevrcbiraa*! -^ ^ R Koderick '. Fred Schultz. Special Spring Carnival DANCE AVALON BALLROOM Sunset Inn, Manly DUKE RICHARDSON And His 10-Piece Orchestra Tuesday, May 8 SUNSET INN, Manly, la. Saturday, May 12 AL MENKE And His Orchestra Ladies 26c Gents 41c 4. To Learn About the Capitals of Iowa. From the time that civil government was established over the country that is now Iowa, the capital has been located in six places. Detroit was the seat of government when Iowa was a part of Michigan Territory in 1834 and 1835. In 1836, however, after the State of Michigan was formed, the Territorial legislature, including representatives from the country west of the Mississippi river, met at Green Bay (Wisconsin). Later that year the Territory of Wisconsin was established and the first session of the legislature was held at Belmont in a two-story frame building that looked like a country store. The second session was at Burlington in capitol that burned on the cold night of Dec. 12, 1837. Since Iowa became a Territory in 1838, the seat of government has twice been moved -- first from Burlington to Iowa City, and then from Iowa City to Des Moines. For Burlington to be the first capital of Iowa Territory was natural. It had serve* temporarily as the capital o: Wisconsin Territory. In five years it had grown to be the principal town in Iowa. Many of the leading citizens lived in or near Burlington. More over, the population was in creasing more rapidly in tha' part of the Territory than any where else. According to th census of 1838, nearly two thirds of the inhabitants o: Iowa lived in the five south eastern counties, within fortj miles of Burlington. The first building to be use as the capitol of Iowa Terri tory was Old Zion Methodis church. The basement of thi 'neat and substantial edific was stone aid the ; upper pai brick. In preparation for .th On the high school faculty are L. E. Godfrey, superintendent; V. V. 'rye and Mrs. Myrle Milligan. Diplomas will be given to June 3ierle, Dorothy Bierstedt, Ruby Cherland, Verne Dacken, Muriel ;ong, Harlan Marlow, Gordon Priebe and Philip Reilly. Dr. Bennett on Program. FREDERICKSBURG, May 7.-Commencement exercises at Fred- iricksburg high will be held May 25. Dr. A. E. Bennett, president of Upper Iowa university, Fayette, will speak. The commencement sermon May 20 will be given by the Rev. Mr. Koch of the local Evangelical church. On the school board are A. E. Ellison, president; Dr. L. Rich, Mr. Countryman, H. Kerssen and D. Triplett. Members of the high school faculty are R. L. Evans, superintendent, Miss Alma Knoll, Miss Ruth Wesp, Miss Gertrude Bensink and Harold Tarbett. The graduating class is composed of Maxine Aubrey, Willys Brandt, Edkard Farnum, Kenneth Harms, Idell Parks, Robert Mori, Evelyn Moldenhauer, Karl Weidler, Darlena Weidler. Lila Hicks, Gerald Smith, Dorothy Smith. Leona Kempin, Harry Trewin, Lyle Klotz, Bessie Christenson, Lena Steege, Helen Ott and Beth Chambers. first legislature, desks wer built for the members and th main floor was carpeted. Fou of the ten sessions of th Territorial legislature wei held in this church. Old Zio was the seat of Territorial po itics until 1841. More tha $2,000 was paid in rent for th use of the building. No capitol was erected Burlington because a city s far from the center of the Te: ritory could not hope to remai the seat of government. In deed, the first legislature d dared that the permaner capital should be named low City and located somewhei in Johnson county. At tha time very few people lived b yond the Iowa river, but th border line of settlement wa moving steadily westward. Henry Greenwald Rites Held at New Hampton NEW HAMPTON, May 7.--Henry Greenwald, Dayton township farmer, died Saturday in a hospital after an illness of six weeks. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Congregational church. Mr. Greenwald was born in Illinois Nov. 5, 1865. His wife, the former Dora Reich, two children. Mrs. LeRoy Huber of Denver, Colo., and Harold Greenwald, New Hampton, Knights Plan Conclave. ROCHESTER, May 7. {--Minnesota's Grand Commandery of Knights Templar is completing preparations for its sixty-ninth annual state conclave here Sept. 12 to 13. More than 1,000 knights and their wives are expected to attend. Marie Ostercamp, 35, Britt, Buried; Rites Held at M.E. Church BRITT, May 7.--Funeral services or Marie Ostercamp. 35. were held t the Methodist church Monday fternoon. The services wore con- ucled by the Rev. John W. Peter' on. assisted by the Rev. B. A. Rust, ntcrmcnt was In Evergreen ceme- ery. Minnie Marie Ostercamp, daugh- cr of Mr. and Mrs. John Osier- amp. was born on Oct. 11, 1898 and led Friday. Miss Ostercamp Buf- ercd from a lingering illness the iasl four years. Surviving are her parents, two isters. Mildred and Tilda, two irothers, Fred and John at home ind one brother, Otto of Garner. BURLINGTON WAS THE FIRST CAl'JTAL OF IOWA few years, it was thought, owa City would be near the enter of population. Three men were appointed o meet at a trading post call- Napoleon on May 1, 1839, and .elect a site for the capital ;ity. By noon only one of 'the Commissioners had arrived. If mother did not come that day he location of the capital later might not be legal. At last 'hilip Clark j u m p e d ' o n his lorse and went to fetch the second capital commissioner vho lived in Louisa county 35 miles away. It was a hard ride across the prairie and through the woods, but they returned .11 time. The condition of the aw was fulfilled. Three days later the com- nissioners stood on a low hill, as on the stage of a mighty theater. Behind them flowed the Iowa river, swift with the waters of April showers. To the east, nearly parallel to the river lay a little valley through which ran a brook. Entering from the east between the hills, it flowed forward down what might have seemed the center aisle, joined a tributary coming from the north, and turn- and schools were built, merchants prospered, and newspapers flourished. The capital of the Territory became the capital of the state. Fourteen sessions of the legislature and three constitutional conventions met in the stately capitol, accomplished their work, and adjourned. Meanwhile, a constant tide of settlers was pushing the frontier farther and farther toward the setting sun. The center of population shifted westward until it approached the geographical center of the state. Each of the constitutional conventions and all but two of the legislatures that met in Iowa City considered the question of relocating the capital. Efforts to move the seat of government were particularly vigorous in the first general assembly of the state. All the arguments in favor of a central location were used, but friends of Iowa City .resisted. Finally the pontest ended in a compromise. A committee was named to find a new site for the capital, and the newly created state university was to be kaloosa. Pella, and Fort De Moines were the principal ri vals. The latter was nearest to the geographical center, bu many people supposed tin country west of the Des Moine; river was ; 'a barren waste, des titute oE timber, made up o lakes, marshes, and sand hills incapable of being inhabited. At Mason City THEATERS 27 IN RACE FOR HOWARD OFFICES Republicans and Democrats Have Primary Contests in Many Cases. CRESCO, May "/--Office seekers are ([ulte numerous in Howard county, according- to figure!) given out by Auditor George L. Champlin at the close of office hours Saturday night, the last date for filing. Nomination papers have been filed by 27 candidates for the seven county offices as follows: County auditor, dccomrats 2. republican 1 (incumbent); treasurer, democrat 1 (incumbent), republican 1; recorder, democrat 1 (incumbent), republican 1; clerk of courts, democrat 1, republican 1 (incumbent); sheriff, democrats 4 (including incumbent), republicans 5; supervisor, first district, democrats 4. republicans 2: supervisor, third district, democrats 2, republican 3. By u. J. P. CKOSBV, BUKNS AND ALLEN, EKKOLL-MEHMAN AT CECIL. 'We're Not Dressing," playing last times Tuesday at the Cecil, is pleasant entertainment featuring Bing Crosby and the well known Crosby voice with Burns and Allen and Leon Errol and Ethel Merman in a story with a minimum of plot. Crosby is good, and the two comedy teams are especially clever, but Carole Lombard in the role opposite Crosby is rather a disappointment. "Playful Pluto," animated cartoon feature on this bill, portrays the antics of a dog in a succession of troublesome situations in true-to- Mrs. Cornelia Abbas, 88, Kanawha, Is Dead EAGLE GROVE, May 7.--Funeral services for Mrs. Cornelia Abbas, widow, SS. who died at Kanawha May 5, will be held at the Reformed church at Kanawha, Tuesday afternoon, In charge of the r.-;v. Mr. Plcschcr. Burial will be in Kanawha by a local funeral director. Mrs. Abbas is survived by a son and two daughters. life movements, stick comedy. It is a real slap- ed off southward to seek _ the | located at Iowa City. river. A high, wooded ridge sweeping in a majestic semicircle, quite inclosed the valley, like the seats of a vast stadium. What a site for the capital of Iowa! The committee looked no further but drove a stake into the ground to mark the spot. There the Old Stone Capitol was built. For 16 years, from 1841 to 1857, Iowa City remained the capital. The square mile of virgin land given by the United States was surveyed, streets and parks were laid out, and lots were sold. A thriving town sprang up in the frontier wilderness. Churches After searching all summer in 18-17, the capital commissioners selected five sections of "unrivaled natural beauty'' on the prairie between the Des Moines and Skunk rivers in Jasper county. A town named Monroe City was surveyed and Within a few years, howevei this false opinion changed Sentiment extended all th way to the Missouri rivet Gradually people began t think of Des Moines as th best place for the permanen capital. In response to public opii ion and tremendous persuasio from Des Moines, the general assembly passed an act in 1855 relocating the capital within two miles of the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers. A hill east of the Des Moines river was chosen for the site of the state house. While a brick capitol was being erected, the state offices remained at Iowa City. In final settlement of the problem, the Constitution of 1857 declares, "The seat of government is hereby permanently established, as now fixed by law, at the City of Des Moines, in the County of Polk." The present capitol has beer occupied since j 1884. Bebc Daniels gives a flno performance in the leading role of the film "Registered Nurse" which heads the Palace double bill which runs through Tuesday. John Halliday. almost a stranger to the screen during the last two years, seems to have lost none of his technique. He is the lucky physician who ultimately wins the nurse's love in this picture. Richard Arlen plays his usual part of the tough guy who holds out bravely until almost the end oi the film and then marries the girl, who, in "Come on Marines," is Ida Lupino. Roscoe Karns heads the supporting cast which includes Gil Berry, Illinois football star as one of the marines in Arlen's squad. * * * I HAPPENED ONE NIGHT" ENDS TUESDAY. Tuesday night will offer your last opportunity to see Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in "It Happened One Night," acknowledged everywhere as one of the finest productions ever filmed. Why tell about it when you can see for yourself. Roscoe Karns and Walter Connolly head the support with excellent portrayals. Visit in Dubuqiie. GRAFTON--Miss U. B. Muse! spent tlic week-end at Dubuquc and Miss Theima Folken visited relatives at Colter. GREATEST SHOW VALUE In TOWN 2 l5ig first-run pictures on the same program, at Less Admission. Activilv Hints. general assembly in 1849 gave up the whole plan. The prairie chickens and gophers were left in undisturbed possession of the site. Monroe City was the capital of Iowa in name only. Again the relocation of the seat of government became an open question. Hopes of rival towns soared to the sky. Os- 1. Locate all the Iowa capitals on a map. lots were sold, but the next 2. Explain the advantages of Mac West is the Mime as ever when she returns here Tuesday for a three day engagement in "She Done Him Wrong" at the Strand theater. Fredrie March, whoso remarkable portrayals in "Dr. Jeykl and Mr. Hyde" won him great acclaim, is said to be even more impressive in the Cecil's midweek feature, "Death Takes a Holiday." This is a strong story based upon a novel a city being the state capital, j idea -:mccived by^a ?,. Find out whether the capitals of other states are centrally located. 4. Visit the state capitol sometime if possible. Next week: "The Creation of Iowa Counties." Charles CityNews COMPLETE SPEEDOMETER SERVICE Central Battery Electric Company PHONE 888 BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE "HI-HEAT" The Blue Flame Coal If this coal does not meet your entire approval we will remove coal and refund your money. FIRESIDE FUEL COMPANY Charles City Students Home After Capturing Several Music Honors CHARLES CITY, May 1.--The Charles City high school band students, the last of the group that played in the state music contest at Iowa City, returned home Saturday evening. The local school had contestants in eight groups and the judges gave them the following ratings: Girls' glee club, superior; Helen Taylor, pianist, superior; concert band, mixed chorus, Marian Johnson, suprano, Dorothy Miller, harpist, Malcolm Sanders, cornetist. all excellent. The boys' glee club was marked good. Supt. P. C. Lapham, Principal Harry Clerk, Cora Kreuger, Francis Nies, Paul Auringer, Leo Schula, director of instrumental music, and Melva Henning, voice director, and a number of parents accompanied the students to Iowa City. The trip was made without serious mishaps although one of the girls was taken to the university hospital Friday night fora threatened attack of appendicitis. Some of the boys' baggage was not placed on the truck at Iowa City for the return trip but as their bags were markeo it is thought they will not be lost. From now until commencement the students will have a very full program. Two complete casts are rehearsing daily for the senior play. Another group is working feverishly on the annual as it was not decided until a couple of weeks ago to publish a 'yearbook. Tonight the Normal Training club will have it: banquet and the date of the junior- senior banquet is May 12 at the Country Club. May 10 the Floyd County Music Festival will be held ;re. On May 15 there will be a one act play program and May IS is the late for the junior declamatory con:est and junior high exhibit of sew- ng, cooking, manual arts and physical training departments. May 19 mother and daughter tea. Athletic events include the district track neet at Mason City May 12, Ktate track meet at Grinnell May 19 and tf. E. Iowa conference meet at Cresco May 26. Commencement exercises will be held June 1. the Girl Reserves have CHARLES CITY BRIEFS pany in Cedar Rapids accompanied them home. Mrs. F. H. Fillcnwarth was called to Iowa City by the illness of her mother. Mrs. I her mother, Mrs. p. D. Ellis, enroute east after spending the winter in California. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Noah are parents of a son. Three last minute candidates filed their democratic papers Saturday. Duward Lindaman is a candidate on .he democratic ticket for county auditor and Wallace Smith is a democratic candidate for clerk of the district court. A. C. Campbell, son of J. C. Campbell, attorney is a candidate for county attorney on the democratic ticket. CHARLES CITY, May 7.--Mrs. A. E. Regel. Mrs. Harry Clark and Mrs. Clark Gormley returned Saturday from Sioun City where they attended the annual meeting of the Iowa division of the A. A. U. W. Hrs. Regel was elected treasurer for the coming year. Mrs. H. C. Hansen is hostess to the Ncedlecraft Circle today at her home on West Ferguson street. Miss Blanche Bishop who spen* five months in San Antonio, Texas, has returned home. She was accompanied from Chicago by her sister, Mrs. W. W. Birkin and husband. Miss Mary Walleser who teaches in Chicago has been spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walleser. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith Wodtke entertained the Friday night club at milk with 27.2 pounds of butterfat on -125 cows with 27 drys for April. Homer Hadley, tester, reported. Herman Mattke, Fredericksburg, had the high herd with Holsteins. · was surrounderl by death at the front during the World war. * * * WAKKEN WILLIAM WITH GINGER KOGERS Ginger Rogers, capable and tal- entc'' youngster who is rapidly be- cr~iing a favorite with movie fans, has the leading role opposite Warren William in "Upperworld" which begins three day run Wednesday at the Palace on the same bill with "Looking for Trouble" which stars Spencer Tracy and Jack Oakie with Constance Cum i ings in a story built around the lives of telephone linemen. PALACE Lapham of Charles City on New Hampton Program NEW HAMPTON, May 7,-The New Hampton Chamber of Commerce will hold its last meeting Monday evening until next fall. Supt. P. C. Lapham of Charles City will be the speaker. Mr. Lapham is a former president of the local chamber and was superintendent of schools b"fore going to Charles City. I the Anderson Mrs. tearoom Wodtke Saturday and two children. Kelley and Jean, attended the owa state music contest at Iowa City and Mr. Wodtke who works for" the Hall Manufacturing com- North lowans Elected to I. S. T. C. Society CEDAR FALLS. May 7.--Honor bids were sent to 41 women by Purple Arrow, freshman-sophomore honorary organization for women at the Iowa State Teachers college, j it was announced by Beth Hubbard, Cedar Rapids, president. Members of Purple Arrow are chosen on the basis of scholarship and activity accomplishment. New members from North Iowa are: Helen Brinkman, Rolfc; Erma Erouhard, New Hurtford; Beryl Cobeen, Manly; Margaret, Davenport, Cresco; Velva Kaessy, Convith; Raemoud Koostler, Burt; Audrey McWilliamF, Bristow; Hazel and Helen Rothlisberger, Elgin; Syrita Schlcuter, Cresco; Leona Steuben, Rockford; Jlyrna Strand, Primghar and Ella Zumach, Algona. i FrederickslHirg Herd High. NEW HAMPTON. May 7.--The Chickasaw county Cw Testing as- j sociation averaged 705 pounds of ', Compete in Cranium Derby. ! IOWA CITY, May 7.--Every pu- i pil of 200 Iowa high schools Tues' day will become a member of the iirst team as some 55,000 boys and girls participate in the testing program, first event of the University of Iowa's sixth annual academic contest. Continues Thru Tuesday CLARK CLAUDETTE COLBERT IN-"It Happened One Night" A r t u l l s 21o Children lOi: A double bill Is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Strand vvtien Richard Dix in the "Day ot Reckoning" plays on the same program with "Ridin' Gents," a Bud and Ben western film. * * * "Convention City," boasting an excellent cast, returns Wednesday and Thursday to the Iowa theater. ·^$^=33^ Today! STARTS WEDNESDAY: FREDRK MARCH S A T "STAND UP and CHEER" LAST TIMES MONDAY-"MEET THE BAKON" with JACK I'KAKI, (BAKON" Ml'NOtMJSEN") "SCHNO/./LK" DtRANTK, ZASlj I'JTTS TUBS., WED., THURS. ARE THE DAYS FOR ALL AlAE WEST FANS: MAE WEST "Come up and see me sometime . . . anytime!" in Her first starring; plcturp . . . brought back tft

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