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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, May 7, 1934
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MAY 7 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THIRTEEN Mason City's Calendar May 10--P. T. A. council presents Grace Sloan Overton at the Y. W. C. A. in a lecture at 8 o'clock. May 11--"Pomander Walk," senior class play, to be given at high school auditorium at 8:15 o'clock. May 14--Last Civic Music association concert, presented by Civic orchestra. Miss Ilza Nlemack of Charles City, soloist. May 21--Edward A. O'Neal, president of Federal Farm Bureau federation to address district meeting in Mason City. Here in Mason City Fiftv foot length gar.'- liose, complete with fittings, $2.49 and up. Mason City Hardware Co. Wilbur J. Woodruff of Waverlj and Leonard A. Fletcher of St. Ans gar were enlisted Monday in th( Fourteenth cavalry unit of the army post at Ft. Des Moines, ac cording to Sgt. T. C. Stevenson, of t'icer in charge of the army recruit ing office here. The officer also an nounced that there are 24 vacancie to be filled in that unit. The local units ot the Iowa Na tional guard will go to Ft. Dodg for their annual camp on Aug. 1 this year, Capt. Walter A. Elliot announced Monday. The camp close on Sept. 2 and all Iowa na tional guard units except the on hundred eighty-fifth field artiller will attend during the two wee period. K. F. AlUson, in charge of the r.avy recruiting station for this district, announced Monday that Duane C. Esslinger of Greene and Arthur A. Wright, 1711 South Federal avenue, Mason City, are to report for their final enlistment examinations May 16 in Des Moines. Mrs. Joseph E. Sheka and her son OUNCIL REJECTS BEER PERMITS_ANDJLJTILITY VOTE Wayne, left Monday for an extended visit with relatives in Seattle, Wash. Deputy Collectors G. B. Hanson, Matt Mullm and H. E. Marron of the internal revenue offices of this district were out through their ter- tory Monday. Marron will return early in the week but Hanson and Mullin will not be back before Saturday. Civil service examinations for the positions of supervisor of secondary education for the Indian field service in the department of interior and associate public health nursing analyst for the public health service in the treasury department were announced Monday by Charles . Price, local secretary of the exam- i'r.i,.board. tax sale of Ceiro Gordo property Monday morning « .-S3 postponed until June 6 ty J/County Treasurer Joe Ridgeway ' after two townships had been read without arousing any bids _ Mr and Mrs. Lyman Harris and Dr. Madelene Donnelly were expected to return late Monday from Louisville, Ky., where they saw the derby and visited friends. ^ 6IERMANNSENDS MILLER REPLY Voices Agreement on Plan to Market More Hogs in Other Countries. Agreement with Luke B. Miller in his advocacy of bargaining wit other countries to purchase hog from the United States wag ex pressed by Representative Fre Biermann in a. letter from Washin; ton to the local businessman. Excerpts from the letter by th fourth district congressman follow "I agree with you in the spe-ec that 'you cannot produce wealth by cutting- down production.' I voted against the agricultural adjustment LAIRD RENEWING FIGHT TO ERECT MUNICIPAL PLANT Fights Issuing of Permits to Establishments With Records. Joseph Tuttle Laird, who was sent from the mayor's chair to the rank of a common councilman a month ago, came' into the May meeting of the city fathers Monday drmed to the teeth with retaliatory measures. In the role of a militant crusader, the former mayor reversed his position supporting J. J. Facklis in his battle for a beer license and voted to reject the application o. the High Life pool hall operator and those of four others. Propounding the theory that the burden of proof was on the applicant to show qualifications, Mr Laird laid down the rule that th- reputation of the establishment and not the individual operating it was to be the determining factor on the issuing of beer licenses. Would Erect Plant. The crusading drive of the for rner mayor who was at the meet nig with determination in his eye included a revival of the oI3 ques tion of the erection of a municipallj owned and operated electric llgh P 'A motion by Mr. Laird to submi the matter to a vote of the peopl was voted down 3 to 2, David Olso voting with Mr. Laird, while Mayo J J Burns, H. M. Knudson and W j' Pazenhart were in opposition. ' Three times during the four hou meeting, longest on record for Mason City council, the session wa thrown into convulsions; first m th discussion of the plan to purchas a new fire truck, at which tim Mr Laird wondered if there wa collusion between the insuranc companies and makers of fire en rines; secondly, when the beer pe mits were under discussion and fin ally, when the heated argumen took place on the utility vote. Corcoran at Meeting. H J Corcoran, Des Moines, chief ngineer for the Iowa insurance ureau, appeared before the council o explain that unless the new fire ehting equipment were added the ity would likely be taken out of lass 4 and placed in class 5 in the nsurance rating and that this vould add 7 per cent to the cost of nsurance on the downtown buijcl- nes and public institutions. Mr Corcoran explained that the underwriters at first had requested an. additional fire .company for Mason City, but with a number of ther improvements made engineers lad decided that one additional fire pump would be sufficient to retain ,he present classification. "You have complied with the other requirements we laid down and that one truck is the only thing holding up your continuing in class ' said the engineer. Burns for Engine. Mayor Burns immediately expressed himself in favor of the new engine explaining that he had become convinced of this at the recent E. G. Morse fire. "I wonder if there is any collusion between the insurance company and the makers of engines," said Mr Laird. "It seems to me a great ept open?" asked the mayor. Place or Man. "That will be up to you to de- de whether to act on the past rep- tation of the place or on the ap- licant," suggested the chief. "I don't know the law, but I think e should act on the place," said Ir. Olson. There was some question among he council members as to what the aw was, but not once was the opin- on of City Solicitor L«ster Dibble asked on the matter. Again referring to his visits to he Lehigh row establishment, Mr. Laird spoke on an incident in which e was told he would be killed if he kept going out there. "We have found people of every valk of life in this place," said the hief, "many of whom are recognized as being among our best people." Mr. Olson recounted his exper- er.ces with liquor infested California and of his hearing Judge Scott sentence a Mason City violator at Tort Dodge. Threatening to Talk. 'I heav some of these people are threatening to talk if we don't jrant their licenses," added Mr. ^aird. He then moved the Outskirts Barbecue application be denied. The motion carried unanimously. There followed then the rejection of the permits of the Arena hotel, 214V. South Federal avenue, the Greystone hotel, 213% South Federal avenue, the Granada cafe, 618 South Federal avenue, and the High Life Pool hall. Permits were granted the B. and O. drug company, operated by A. H. Kohl at 1335 North Federal avenue, the Palace Sweetshop, Quick Lunch, 114 South Federal avenue, the W. M. F. cafe, operated by Wilma and Fannie Dirksen and Mrs. M. L. Stokes at 421 Third street northeast, and to J. S. Hartman, manager, community golf course. Discussing Arena, In the discussion of the Arena hotel Mr. Lairc read from notes he had that an operator of the estab- lish-cnt had been convicted of violation of liquor law and with har- up to me," Mr. Knudson stated, referring to previous statement by the former mayor that the other councilmen had sold out for a mess of pottage in accepting last summer's reduction in utility rates. Voted for Them? "You have always voted for the P. G. and E., and that is why I .say you represent them," said Mr. Laird. After some further discussion the matter came to a ballot, Mayor Bums explaining- his vote with the statement that he was not in favor of any "pipe dreams." Mr. Laird then turned his attention to card tables and moved that the ordinance licensing card tables be amended to prevent the selling of beer in such establishments. The motion was seconded by Mr. Olson. Mr. Knudson thought this was a matter to b.e worked out by the chief of police. There was some further exchange of personalities between Mr. Laird and Mr. Knudson, the mayor admitting he had been slack in the matter last year, out maintaining that whatever else he did "he had not sold out to the " This finally got under the skin of Mayor Burns. R«ady for Court. "What is it you think of the P. G. and E.?" asked Mr. Burns, "that I sold out and that they hired Mr. Knudson and Mr. Pagenhart? I have listened to this long enough and 1 am about ready to take the matter to court." The discusion on card tables went on for a half hour. Finally the matter was referred to the chief of police. D. H. Fitzpatrick appeared hefon uie council in connection with twi applications for change of classification, one on Fourth street southwest for the erection of a garage and the other in college addition for the construction of a store. These and the application of M. N. Edwards, also in college addition, were referred to the zoning commission. Wantefl Pavement. Dr. George M. Crabb and CUB-GAZETTE IS GIVEN SUPERIOR IN ALL-AMERICAN National Scholastic P r e s s Association Awards Honor Rating. By VIVIAN AEVIDSON Representative of Cub Staff All-American honor rating or superior was the rating 1 of the Cub- Gazette received Monday morning from the National Scholastic Press association in the fourteenth annual all-American news critical service conducted by the association. The four honor ratings are superior, excellent, good and fair while fifth--below average--carries no honor. The Cub along with manj others was judged as a schoo page printed in local newspaper The range of scores for that classification are all-American, 550 plus excellent, 550-500; good, 000-350 and fair, 350-240. The Cub's tola score was 590, with Division I, New Values and Sources totaling 220 Division II, News Writing and Edit ing, 235, Division III Headlines Typography, and Make-up, 135. Th maximum in each of those division was 250, 300 and 205, respectivelj with a total of 755. A total of 626 high schools--sen ior and junior--and 190 colleg newspapers were entered, while ap proximately 2,000 publications hav membership in the national associa tion and were entitled to the cri' ical service. 1933-1934. All weeks had to editions for the 18 be submitted. The udges made use of the entire range f the rating scales as printed in he "Manual and Score Book," cd- ed by Edward Marion Johnson ind Fred B. Kildow, president of lie N. S. P. A. Professor Ford, in bis critical tatements, writes as follows: After looking over nearly 800 igh school and college papers, anging from mimeograph dailies, I am Acted as Judges. Professors Edwin H. Ford Kenneth E. Olson of the Minnesota boring prostitutes. "The chief of police will be forgotten," he said, "but this council will be long remembered for what it does. Let's clean things up. Let's jet these places. Let's reject these permits." "We are ut against a situation worse than in" the saloon days," said Mr. Olson. "In the old days it was a disgrace for a woman to go into a saloon, but today the finest girls in town are bartenders. The coming year will be the hardest test in your act which was founded upon doctrine. that "Tour view expressed in the question, 'Why not bargain with those countries to take a few hogs?' expresses my thought on farm prices. In 1933 we shipped to foreign countries only 38 per cent of the meat products that we shipped to them in 1929. "I am enclosing the conference report on the tax bill. The house passed a bill which put a 5 cent excise tax on sesame and cocoanul oils, which are the cheap oils from the orient, to which you allude in your speech. In the conference, that was changed to a 3 cent a pound tax on Philippine products and a ; cents a pound tax on a considerable variety of others. "I am submitting your speech to the chairman of the house committee on agriculture." change has come over the council. I don't think the city can afford it. I am a merchant, but I would rather pay that 7 per cent than burden the residence property owners with the additional tax. "For some time I have been in favor of filling the conditions set by the rating bureau and I think it is our duty to protect life and property and I think it is foolhardy and ridiculous for us to say we can't af- :ord it." said Mr. Knudson. Opposes Third Degree. "I don't see why we should be Dressed into this now," said Mr. Olson. "I don't like this third degree stuff. I went through the same thing Mr. Laird brought out a Greystone hotel operator had been twice convicted of liquor violations. He also had information that alcohol had been found in the Granada cafe. The former mayor's attitude on the Facklis establishment had apparently undergone a complete reversal since he threw a recent special meeting into an uproar in an argument with Mayor Burns. Made Investigation. "I defended him last time," said Mr. Laird, "but I have made some investigation c£ him since and move for rejection." The council also denied the application of Steve AlamWs for permission to operate a public dance hall. It became necessary for Mayor Bums to rap for order in the discussion of Mr. Laird's motion to submit the utility matter to the voters. His motion was worded as follows: Carl Grup'p appeared in behalf of a petition for the paving of North Hampshire avenue from Third street northeast south to Hampshire court, and Hampshire court. The city engineer was instructed to prepare the specifications and the solicitor the necessary resolutions. A petition signed by a considerable number of businessmen to pave the alley behind the postoffice was referred to the city manager. Martin Honsey appeared with a deed, asking the establishment 01 an alley in the rear of his East State street property. This also was referred to the city manager. Granted Suspension. Tax suspension was _ granted department of journalism acted as udges in the present first semester iritical service for the school year sheets convinced that omebody ought to,erect a monu- lent to that hard-working and ef- icient group made up of school apcr advisers and staff members. Joing over so many papers has been cal work, but it has been very much worth while. The experience ms been like looking at a vast pan- ranm, a great composite picture jf American school life. As a cure or the "younger generation jitters" I suggest for middle aged critics a course in the reading of high school ^"Newspapers in each division mve set their own standard. Where points have been taken off at the DOttom of the score sheet without specific explanation, the reasons .·ill generally be found on the small yellow slips containing comment on the papers. Each paper has been judged in relation to the other papers in its class." Good School I'uge. The Cub's yellow slip read as follows- "On the whole, this is a very good school page, in fact, ONE OF THE BEST. You have a good balance between the more or less routine type of story and the really significant news of general news interest. Your stories are well devclopec and interestingly written. I might suggest the use of some personals however, since in a page of this type, readers expect some of it. I should like to see you use more fea an ture and more interview material.' The Cub Gazette during the firs few weeks of school carried practi cally no feature or interview as th students while trying to write sucl were not equal to the assignment, rlowever, during the present semester many interviews and feature stories have appeared. The Cub stalf is looking forward to reading Professor Olson's comments on his part in the judging which are to appear with the results of the contest in the June "Scholastic Editor." Director Kildow in his lengthy letter to the Cub staff says: The real object ot an N. S. P. A. Critical Service is the improvemwit of your publication. The more clearly its faults and its strong points stand out, the easier it is to know upon what to concentrate your efforts. "The judges have done an honest, conscientious, painstaking job. The care they have exercised is reflected in lowered scores and in the numerous comments each has made on every entry." Mr. Kildow admitted hat" he was somewhat dismayed ·hen he first realized how low the cores were running. At first he bought he ought to do something raise them. However, on second onsidcration his decision was- not o because of the above reasons. Splitting Infinitives. For example, on page 23 of the icore sheet dealing with headlines md make-up, the judges write on he margin, "Do not split infinitives ;erbs or prepositions between line of head." "Do not use articles a, an the in heads." All cap Gothic to eads are neither attractive or eas ily readible. "When you do have ad ditional school news on inside pag get some good No. 1 and No. heads at tops of columns, the check up secondary areas. Column run too long and gray." The staff members arc lookin forward now to the returns that wi be received in regard to the Cub rating in the international critic service as conducted by Quill an Scroll as well as the state contes The judging in the former will b done by university men of Nort western while the judging in th latter will be done by men of Drak university. COURT REFUSES TO HALT PROBE orthwest Banco Contends Investigation "Fishing Expedition." WAHINGTON, May ~. .T--The upremc court today affirmed the ction of a three judge federal dis- rict court refusing' to stop the KO- urities division ot the Minnesota epartment of commerce from in- estigating the Northwest Bancor- oration. The action of the supreme court ad the effect of permitting: the tate to continue the investigation. The court found in its examina- .ion of the appeal of the Northwest Bancorporation that the federal dis- rict court in refusing to stop the nvestigation had not abused its dis- irction. The Northwest Bancorporation. jwning stock in l'2. r i banks in fnc northwest, contended the invcsUga- .ion was a fishing .expedition, bul ,he Minnesota state officials in- =istcd it was based on material facts lucstining the issue of stock by the corporation. Shoemaker Accused of Being Careless, Hit and Run Driver MINNEAPOLIS, May 7. L1-- Representative Francis H. Shoemaker, farmer-labor, Minnesota, was charged with being a hit-run driver and with careless driving in a complaint issued by the city attorney here today. The complaints were signed by two motorists. Ralph Jacobson and W. L. McComber. Jacobson asserted the congressman failed to stop Saturday night after his car twice bumped into the rear of Jacobson s machine. Timt Damage Action Broughl by Darby Is Settled Edwin Darby's damage action against Denby, a man who travels for a Des Moines concern, was settled Monday afternoon just before it was scheduled for trial. Darby, a mechanic in a local gar- a»e, had alleged in his petition that he received a leg injury when Denby backed his car over him while he was at work on another automobile in the garage. Senneff, Bliss and Senneff represented the plaintiff and Harvey J. Bryant was defense attorney. Chess teams representing Norfolk, England, playing at home, and (-"·.cestershire, playing in Bristol, telephoned their moves in an intercity contest. . when I was on the water board." 'How much time do you want?" asked Mr. Knudson. "You have had it in your lap for more than a year." "I don't like your remarks about the third degree," said Mr. Corcoran calmly. "As far as I know no third degree has ever been used on these matters. I am not trying to influence you. I am just explaining the situation."' Upon assurance from Mr. Corcoran that the city would have until the June meeting to decide the matter, the council voted to take action at the next session. New Beer Program. The city administration's new program on beer permits came to be enunciated in the discussion of the first of several applicants that- had been deferred at previous meetings. This was the application of the Outskirts Barbecue, Twenty-fifth street northwest, with George Papadeohus as the applicant. Mr. Knudson suggested the chief of police decide whether the permit should be rejected. At this juncture Crusader Laird was heard from. 'The name of the applicant is merely subterfuge,'' he said. "The place has been padlocked twice and owners fined in both state and federal courts," he added, reading from notes. "I think the place is a disgrace. I was there three times last Saturday night and if the chief of police recommends this place for a beer permit he should be discharged." "I have made a full investigation of this man," said the chief. "I can find nothing against him. "Do you want this place to be "I make a motion that the council of the city of Mason City submit to a vote of the voters of the city of Mason City, Iowa, on the question of the immediate erection of a municipally-owned and municipally- operated electric light and electric power plant and for the subsequent light and power service and supply thereof to be sold to al electric light and power users, who may so request the same, within the City of Mason City, Iowa: All as provided for in Section 6132, the Code of Iowa." Would Cost Million. Mr. Laird's motion, which came somewhat as a surprise, brought immediate discussion. Starting calmly Harry A Lanta,- William Ferguson George M. Andrews, 341 Sixteenth street southeast; Henry FranhoW 9] 5' Carolina avenue northeast, ana Dora A. Kutzner. A petition to pave one block from Sixth to Seventh street on South Massachusetts avenue was referred to the city manager, as was also a petition asking the installation of sewer and water on Polk avenue be- Jween Ninth and Twelfth street northwest. The estimated cost is *« nGQ The' council accepted the resignation of L. S. Thompson as a member of the board of adjustment, but deferred the appointment of his successor until the next meeting. TWORHLECTED BOARD MEMBERS Robinson, Sale Are Named Trustees of Cemetery Association. R. Sale and J. C. Robinson More Days Before Tire Prices vmf You'll Save 10% to 40% UJfc · by Buying Now! Come in Today! were re-elected to the board of trustees of the Mason City Cemetery association Saturday evening the annual meeting for the reelection of enough this became heated as went on until councilmen rose and pounded the table. "I would be glad to vote for a municipal plant if it was possible," said Mr. Burns. "I talked with a high class engineer at Kansas City and he said it would cost in the neighborhood of a million dollars and that does not include the city heat "-r 372 buildings. We can't have a million dollars' worth of property destroyed. "Our limit of indebtedness is $1,200,000 and our debt now is $700,000. This council held up the acceptance of a reduction that meant 52,000 a month for three months and lost 56,000." Matter of Business. "Surely it is a matter of business sense to know something^ about this before we jump into it,' 1 1 sr.'d Mr. Knudson. "We should know what an eiaction would cost and certainly we want to know the probable cost of the plant. Are we going to rush in blindly just because one man wants to make a showing for himself before the public? I'll oppose any attempt to erect a municipal plant here until you get a man here that can take it over and take it out of the rotten politics that has been evident here the last 14 months." "Are you sure you don't represent the "P. G. and E. instead of the people?" asked Mr. Laird. This remark made Mr. Knudson furious. He rose and pounded the table in front of Mr. Laird. "I am tired of your slurs and the dirty 'mess of pottage' you threw c «=o.~- ~ officers. Both officers were elected for three year terms. The meeting was held at Ralph Stanbery's office. The secretary's report was read and discussion followed concerning the new addition to the cemetery that is being laid out and which extends to the car line on Federal avenue. Two entrances are to be maintained to the cemetery. The old entrance is being- remodeled with stone pillars and a new one of similar design is to be constructed on Federal avenue. Mason City limestone is to be used in both entrances. The planting of trees and shrubs is also being planned as a civic project. A nursery has been started at the cemetery for the growing of trees and shrubs to be transplanted. Your Chance to Save! 33x4 Tires $5.95 Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Harmon Dies at Hospital Robert F. Harmon, 10 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. George Harmon, 411 West State street, died at a local hospital Sunday evening. Funeral services had not been arranged Monday. - 5.25-18 Tires $£.98 6.00-20 GOODYEAR Speedway 6 Ply Heavy $AS5 Duty ?F GOODYEAR Reliance TIRES Built by floodvear--Fully Guaranteed 30x31/2 $£.89 4.40-21 4.50-21 4.75-19 Now's Your Opportunity TRUCKERS 4TTEKTIOH Save at Least 20% on these GOODYEAR SPEEDWAYS 30x5... Spiy BUS 32x6.. lOply TRUCK AND BUS 13'Plate BATTERY Guaranteed. Exch. Price We Have Other Tire Sizes not listed here. All at great Savings. Buy Now and Save! Payments Low as 5*C a Week // you will need tires later in the summer, buy them now and you'll save dollars. Large Crowds See Plays. FENTON, May 7.--The Fenton seniors presented their class play, "The Man in the Moon," here Thursday and Friday nights. A good crowd was in attendance both nights. In the cast were Lloyd Cornelius, Robert Schwartz, Leo Kramer, Kdwin Luedtke, Oscar Berkland, August Meyer, Mathilda Ruhnke, Virginia Frank. Lola Warner. Hazel Weisbrod, Verona Radig, Marie Schallin and Ardis Voigt. Miss Verlina loerger directed. J O E D A N I E Master Service Station 688 OO,VT CliSS FONB US . . Corner First Street S. VV. and Washington Avenue Goodyear Warehouse DON'T CUSS 1 M QC Corner 2nd St. N. K. and IMawirc. FONE US . - 1^100 Avc. -- Smith of New Vostofficc

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