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*3-y*g***TM^^ TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 20 H 1937 Mason City's Calendar March 14-21--National Business Women's week. ; March'19 -- High school operetta; "Vagabond King," to be given at school auditorium at 8 p. m. March 18-20--C o n v e n t i o n o f North Central division of -Iowa Stare Teachers association. March 22--Dr. F. P. McNamarn, Dubuque, to speak on "The Life History of Cancer" at Women's Field army meeting at 8 p. m. in Y. W. C. A. : March 28--Easter Sunday. March 29--Municipal election for selection of two councilmen. March 29--Easter Monday dance, Hotel Hanford. March 30--Grade school operetta, "The Wedding of the Flowers," high school auditorium, High School Music Mothers. April 6, 7, 8 and 9--Mason City Globe-Gazette's annual f r e e cooking school at high school auditorium. April 7-10--Girls' hobby show at Y. W. C. A. ' April 7-10--Eleventh annual boys' hobby show in : Y. M. C. A., sponsored by Kiwanis club and Y. M. C. A. ^Herein Mason City Buy your spring clothing tor less. Wm. Alter, 123 N. Fed. Bill Powell of Lincoln, Nebr., arrived early ' Saturday to spend the week-end with his brother, Bob, 242 Crescent drive.. New Spring Suits and Topcoats are ready! Open a budget charge account . . , no extra charge . . . Abel Son, Inc. S. H. s HIitcliell of I?es Moines, manager of fuel sales in the mid- west disrict for the-Shell petroleum company, was here on business Friday." Lydia Da'rrali (Chocolates) will soon be bidding adieu to the many friends until another season. Why not have a few of these choice confections while the remaining season affords them? Just worlds of amazing combinations. Call at Flavo Shop, 12 :st S. E: Townscnd club No. 1 will meet Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the P. G. and E. auditorium. The program will include vocal numbers by Mrs. Don Bushgens and other musical numbers. Saturday a number of local-Townsend club members left for New Hampton to attend a district convention, where plans will be made for selecting a district organizer. Verne Mettlert pfVMason City 'is district chairman." : ,'· ·'.'·"·· -.; *.': '7- Miss Aileen Witmer of .Clear Lake was elected chairman of'the home economics group of the North Central division of the Iowa State Teachers association^ Lincoln school safety patrol boys who appeared before the North Central division of .the teachers' convention Friday were Loring Larsen,. Bruce Lyons, -Charles Clapper, Merlin Dodge, Bob Young, Bob Crawford, Dick Mettler, Roy White, Merfpn Wiggins and Don ; Morris. ' RECEPTION AND DANCE IS HELD Mason City's Welcome to Teachers 1 Convention Reaches Peak. Mason City's welcome to delegates attending the I93V convention of the North Central District of the Iowa State Teachers' association which terminated here Saturday, reached its peak Friday night at the formal reception and dance at the Hotel Hanford. Speaking in behalf of-all Mason City, Willis G. C. Bagley told the assembled teachers that Mason City felt highly' honored in being able to act as host for the convention and hoped that its guests were enjoying their stay here as much as Mason Cityans enjoyed having them.. Dancing in the main ballroom began soon after the conclusion of the high school music department's special performance of "The Vagabond King" in the high school auditorium for the visiting teachers. · Bobby Griggs' orchestra provided the music. During intermission Jimmy Fleming's dancing pupils staged a variety of acts which included a chorus number by a group consisting of Marion Coonan, Laura Jane Kelly, Mary Ellen Hayes and Laura Schmidt; "Popeye the Sailor Man," impersonation by Mahala Meade; and acrobatic dance by Marjorie Brown,' and a finale tapping number by the chorus. Aifire which broke out around · a stove i n ' t h e hotel kitchen enlivened the early part of Uie evening, but the excitement was short lived and failed to interrupt the dancing. Prof. Emery Ruby, Samuel George on North Iowa Forum Prof. Emery Ruby of Drake university of Des Moines spoke on the North Iowa forum over KGLO Friday night, discussing activities of journalistic organizations such as the Quill and Scroll. Also on the program was Samuel George of the Cub Gazette staff. Professor Ruby also discussed activities of the north central division of the Iowa State Teachers' association convention which ; ends "Saturday. POLICE, FIREMEN SALARY INCREASES IN BUDGET i PAY RAISE WILL BEGIN ON APRIL 1 UNDER PROPOSAL Solution of Viaduct Pier · Situation Proposed by Highway Engineers. The city council, , meeting in special session Saturday to canvass the petitions of candidates for councilmen in the forthcoming municipal election, proposed a Budget tor the new fiscal year, starting April 1 and set April 12 as the date for the public hearing. The meeting was attended by all councilmen, Including Mayor W. S. Wilcox, who presided, and Leo Davey, Ray Pauley, H.' C. Brown and Arleigh Marshall, · as well as City Manager Herbert T. Barclay, City Solicitor H. J. Bryant and Miss Reha Mack, city clerk. , , The proposed budget includes provisions for raising the salaries ot city employes, particularly of police and firemen, who under the proposal, will receive $10 a month more pay, beginning with the new fiscal year, April 1. . Approved by Council. These proposed increases, recommended by the city manager and approved by the council, are being made possible in the face of .8 of a mill reduction in the city tax levy through increased efficiency in purchasing, consolidation of departments and other economies, it was pointed out. The salary raise will involve an increase of $950 a month in the-pay of city employes. Mr. Barclay pointed out that the hourly pay of employes in the city water works, street and other departments had undergone a gradual increase the past several months. The city manager stated the present rate of pay ot city em- ployes is a trifle higher than the average of 10 of the larger cities of the state, but pointed out to the council that increasing cost of living justified the proposal. The proposed budget provides for the retirement of $51,000 of bonds, which mature in the coming year. v ' Check Nomination Papers. As the law provides that the canvassing of petitions of candidates must be done within two days of the -last- filing date, the council's first consideration at the meeting was the checking of nomination papers. The nomination papers of all live candidates were approved and the clerk instructed" to prepare Ballots and make the other necessary arrangements for the municipal election, which is to be held Monday, Marcl\, 29. The number of signers on the petitions were as follows: Stanley T. Comfort, 398; Dr. L. N. Stott, 463; A. W. Stubbs, 378; Carl Srupp, 472, and Leo Davey, 486. The city. solicitor pointed out that 233 is the necessary number, to qualify for a place, on the ballot. Arrive at Solution. The city manager reported to the counril that Raymond Zack, district engineer of the Iowa state highway '· commission, and other commission engineers had arrived at a solution oE the Milwaukee railroad viaduct problem South Federal avenue. This solution, which Mr. Zack arrived at in consultation with W. E. Jones of the design department and C. C. Coykendall, administrative engineer, is to move the present pier to the west sidewalk and build another pier adjacent to the east sidewalk. The sidewalk on each side would then pass between a pier and the abutment, leaving a span of 40 feet clear for motor traffic. This is the same width as the pavement, to the south. This same width in the pavement would be maintained to Eighth street, where it would then be widened from there northward. Contractor ,Can Proceed. "This setup," Mr. Barclay pointed out, "would make practically complete use of the material now on hand and would permit the paving contractor to proceed with the paving and not leave a gap a t t h e viaduct." . . . The proposal, he said, is to be submitted to officials of the Milwaukee railroad. Preparations are getting under way, he said, to resume paving operations as soon as weather conditions permit. Geography Interest and Romance Needs Stress--Miss Sours Presentation of geography, not as just another subject, but a subject full of interest and romance was urged by Miss Martha Sours, Charles City, in a paper before the geography round table at the North Central teachers' conven tion Friday. She developed the subject, "Modern Trends in Teach ing Geography." A class demonstration by a sixth grade class studying to solve the. problem, "Reason for Spain's Loss of Position As a World Power" was in charge of Miss Marjorie Boyce, Mason City. Special interest was also attracted to an exhibit of graphs, maps, .notebooks, and products. Nelle G. Carey of Fort Dodge was the chairman . To Make Home in California. ALGONA -- Nels Mitchell left Thursday for Los Angeles, Cal., to make his permanent home. Mr. Mitchell-lived 2 miles south of Algona and in January of this yaar his wife died. And now comes the sequel to our observation of three weeks ago 'n which .we commented on the rony of fate that placed the story of Earl Hall's $500 safety award n the hands of morning newspaper men." Basil L. Walters; managing editor of the Des Moines r -- , (we don't advertise rar competitor) "Stuffy" Walters o Mr. Hall from the days the wo worked together as reporters on the Milwaukee Journal, wrote .he following congratulatory letter to the Globe-Gazette managing editor: "Dear Earl: "As a result ot the fun I had with you in scooping you on your own award, 1'will grant this very extraordinary request oC yours and get some new cuts.made. "You will pardon me, .but I took more delight on that safety story than · almost anything we have done in a long time. "Seriously, I want to add my congratulations. I 'think it is fine and well deserved. "Yes, sir, you'll be seeing the whole Walters family some time this summer. "Sincerely yours, "Stuffy." W.-V. "Shorty" Loring, while sitting on a piano leading'sinsr- iag at Lions club meeting: "I'm sorry I haven't been able to attend lions club meetings for several weeks, 'but 1'vii been so busy getting Earl Hall a democratic job- (hat I haven't had time for anything else." Mason Cityans, for the first more than 30 years, are struggling along without the services of a Chinese laundry. ' Lee Chung and his brother, until recently proprietors, managers and operators of an Oriental laund'ry emporium at 319 South Federal avenue, have sold out and reportedly moved to San Francisco. A 'Chinese known as "John," who operated a small laundry on the north side of First street southeast between Federal and Delaware avenues along about 1305 is the first Oriental who solicited washings in this city, according to Sam Hoyt's best recollections. ' Robins made their first official appearance in the city this week. A number of residents telephoned the news to the Globe-Gazette offices. :.'',..':· Some sage, who probably wasn't very talkative anyway, laid down Ihe tenet that silence is golden. Chances are he never had laryngitis. Which is our introduction to a card received by Earl Hall thi; week, reading as follows: "Some'place in your paper you could find a place whereby you might explain to all my friends and foes the. reason for my not talking. "Some "people .might get mad. Others' are no doubt glad. I'll leave-the. rest to you. "Silently, "Sam Richer. "Laryngitis is the word. It may not be spelled right, but it sounds O. K." The LUtle Ttmcs, official publication of the second grade of the Grant school, took cognizance of a visit to the Globc- Gazclte office in the following news item: "The 'second grade children visited the Globe-Gazette office Wednesday afternoon. The guide showed us many interesting things.. We liked the big- print' ing machine the best. It Is the 'biggest machine we have ever seen." Jerry Dee Allstot, the little son of-Leo E. .Allstot, police sergeant and Mrs. Allstot, 103 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, isn't participating in the current tooth cutting derby, but he has a record that transcends most of those that have come to light thus far. When Jerry was 14 months olc he had 26 teeth, a t . t h e age of 18 months he had added another one and when 20 months old he had 20 teeth, according to' the carefully kent record of his mother. ' Both Mr. and Mrs. Allstot are expert pistol shots and have appeared in a number of exhibitions in Mason City and elsewhere. "The most amazing publicity I ever saw in my life," was a comment by Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, in his address before the north central division of teachers at the high · school auditorium Thursday night. "When I came in this .evening I was handed a paper which contained the speech I was to give. And all the teachers had been given papers so they knew what I was going to say." Wholesale prices are advancing in Brazil. County Agents and Assistants Get Instructions County arenls and office assistants from 12 Nortli Iowa counties are shown above as they attended one of a series of schools of' instruction sponsored by the extension service of Iowa State college at Amos. The session was in charge of E. F. Graff, shown standing in the rear, and H. L. Elchling, standing leaning over a desk,' both" district extension agents. To the extreme right in front is Andrew Olson, Cerro Gordo county agent, and to the left ot him, Miss Genevieve Smith, his assistant. Besides Cerro Gordo county, there were representatives at tile session from Floyd, Franklin, "Winnebaso, Howard, Worth, Hancock, Mitchell, Butler, Wright, 'Kossuth and Huinboldt counties. A study- was made of office records reports, preparation of illqstrative material, office arrangement, service and personnel. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) Services for Founder of PTA to Be Monday Mrs. G. W. Warner Was Resident of Iowa Since Civil War. Funeral services for Mrs. George W. Warner, 74, who died at her home, 409 Sixth street southeast, Friday, morning, will be held at the Patterson iuneral home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. A. S. Carlson of the Congregational cTiurch in charge, assisted by the Rev. W. L. Dibble. The body will lie in state at the home of her daughter, Lurana, at 409 Sixth street southeast, until Monday noon, when it will be taken to the Patterson funeral home. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery. Born in 1862, Alice Amelia Johnson was born May 21, 1862, at Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. When 3 years of age, she came with her parents to Iowa at the close of the Civil war.^ Alter finishing school she was a teacher for many years. She was married to George W. Warner at M a s o n C i t y where she has resided since that time; Mr. Warner preceded his wife in. death 11 .years ago. Since that'time she has made her home with her .daughter, Lurana, who is the first grade teacher · at Central school. For 50 years Mrs. Warner was a member of the Queen Rebekah lodge, haying filled all offices. She was also a member of the Unity chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and a member o£ the Congregational church, having united with that church in the old stone building. First P. T. A. President. Mrs. Warner was responsible for the original i m p e t u s which launched the first organization of the Parent Teachers association in Mason City, for she headed the first local group organized in 1807, as president of. the Garfield P. T. A. She also belonged lo the C. M. and St. P. railroad club, her husband having been a veteran member, serving as conductor for more than 45 years. Mrs. Warner had helped with many improvements in the c i t y and watched it grow from a small town to its present state. Amonj. her friends she was known as one who lived a life of service. Surviving Mrs. Warner are two daughters, Lurana, at home, and Mrs. Ira A. Wintrode of Rapid City, S. Dak., who was at her bedside when she died, and one son, Jess W. E. Warner, a teacher and coach in the high school at Fresno, Cal. Three grandchildren in California and two a£ Rapid City and one great grandchild and three sisters also survive. Mrs. Warner was preceded in death by her husband and two children who died in infancy. MRS. GEORGE WARNER clearly to others. The child must lave ideas to express, desire to communicate-them and an abso- ute form or set of mechanics to follow, it was emphasized,' It was said that content in written Engish is more important than.'mechanics. "Get ,the idea and me^ chanics will "follow," was the conclusion. Oral English Given New Emphasis,- State Teachers at Session "Every teacher is an English teacher" was among the ideas brought out Friday afternoon at the Intermediate English conference at the North Central teachers convention. Since this is the day of the spoken word, oral English must be emphasized, it was said. All subjects must be correlated with English. A fine idea of classroom conversation was presented for the group. In this connection, it was pointed out that a child should realize "when speaking before his classmates that they and not the teacher are his audience. Written English must enable the child to communicate his ideas W. R. Cothern, M. D. Rectal Specialist TWENTY YEARS EXPERIENCE enables me to Eive you the best treatment in rectal diseases. I will give you a complete examination, tell you what your trouble is, what I can do for you and the exact cost, without any obligation on your part. Private diseases of men and women successfully treated Office: ll'/a East State St.--Over Yclland and Hanes NORTHWESTERN PLANT TO OPEN Cement Employes to Return Monday After Repair Shutdown Period. The Northwestern States Portland Cement company will go into operation Monday following the usual shutdown period for repairs, Hanford MacNider, president, announced Saturday. This places all the major plants in the city in operation, the Lehigh Portland Cement company having started earlier in the month after being down since December. Brick.and tile plants are running at a high rate of capacity. There is evident an increased demand for construction materials, heads of the Mason City plants point out. M. C. WRESTLERS SEEN BY 800 'oach Barker Gives Talk at McKinley Center Program. . A wrestling exhibition by members of the high school team and tap dancing numbers were included in the program of the M Kinley Community center Friday evening. Eight hundred attended. Coach Howard T. Barker introduced the participants and explained the high school wrestling program. He also described the various wrestling holds which were used by the boys. State high school champion Oriu Thompson, also captain-elect of the high school wrestling team for next year, was introduced. He is an ex-McKinley school boy, as are several of the following boys who also participated in the demonstration: 85 Ibs, Buhl Carmen vs. John Decker; 95 Ibs. Geoff Walter vs. Floyd Johnson; 115 Ibs. Cecil Moit vs. Howard Buffington; 125 Ibs., Orin Thompson vs. Hobert Goeders. John Thompson acted as referee.. Carol Heap performed a fast lap and a cane dance and appeared later on the: program in two tap dances with'Loretta McKee. Jimmy Fleming accompanied the dancers. Movies were also shown by the Y. M. C. A. Rufus Inman Is Bound to Federal Grand Jury Rufus Inman, 2127 South Federal avenue, was free Saturday after posting bond of $1,000 anc waiving preliminary hearing on a federal charge of possession of untaxed liquor. United States Commissioner Charles Barlow bound Inman uVei to the next term of federal grand jury which convenes June 8 in Fort Dodge. Agents of the federal treasury's alcohol lax unit arrested Inman Friday night south of toxvn when they found 10 gallons of alcohol in his car. ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS BR1EH PAINTS Wholesale-Retai VOT-mCAL ADVERTISEMENT rOLITICAIj ADVERTISEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT! Stanley T. Comfort FOR Councilman In announcing- my candidacy as a member of the City Council I desire first of all to make tt clear that I do not seek such representation on behalf of any special group, interest, faction or political party. One who seeks to represent the citizens of Mason City should be free to speak anil serve the best Interests of ail and to do so fearlessly and without bias or sclf- isli interest. Political affiliations have nol been Involved in our past City elections and need not now enter. My position on certain issues will be made known from time to time as the campaign progresses; For the present I desire f o state that I favor and will if elected, strive to restore for those of our Police force, Firemen and other City employes who may now be underpaid, a fair, reasonable and adequate compensation. I am unalterably opposed to permitting any special groups or Interests dominating: or controlling the City Council. Such groups are entitled to fair, just and equitable consideration, Iul no more, and no greater than Is accorded other groups or interests whose power and influence Is not so strongly felt. I propose lo slrlvc most diligently to accomplish that end. CITY ELECTION, MONDAY, MARCH 29 FELLOWSHIP OFPRAYER Daily Lenten Devotional Prepared by Dr. \Villard L. Sperry for the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. Fifth Week--"Kidred Christian Virtues." - COURAGE Saturday, March 20, "Are ye tale to drink of the cup that I halt drink of, and to be baptized vith the baptism that I am bap- ized with?" Head Matthew 20: 0-29. We are standing now on the ery threshold of Holy week. We 'ought to find, as the years . pass, that it becomes increasingly difficult for us to read its story as a m a t t e r of course. The facts it records are of t h e sort which we should never take for granted as our due. Nor may we temper the tragedy of its days by ant i c i p a t i n g too DK. SPERRY easily the "hap- y ending" on Easter Sunday. We ave to deal honestly .with the tory of Holy week if we are to eep truthfully the Easter which ollows. x Our religion has been called an ultimate optimism, founded upon i. provisional pessimism. We may not shirk the provisional pessim- sm of these next few days if we to understand the ultimate optimism of our religion. A friend once put it in another way, " 'He scended into heaven.' Those vords mean nothing without the prior statement, 'He descended nlo hell.'" Prayer: Almighty and everlast- ng God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of hy mercy; forgiving us those .hings whareof our conscience is nfraid, and giving us those good hings which we arc not worthy :o ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen. FIVE CANDIDATES IN RUNNING FOR 2 COUNCIL JOBS Comfort, Davey, Grupp, Dn Stott and Stubbs File Their Papers. The filing of nomination papers by additional candidates on the last filing date Friday brought the total number in the city council race for two councilman positions to five. · Following are the candidates whose names will appear on the ballot at the city election March 29: Stanley T. Comfort, president of the young democrats club. Leo Davey, councilman, running for re-election. Carl Grupp, food market propri-' etor. . '' Dr. L. N. Stott, operator of veterinary hospital, A. W. Stubbs, superintendent- of the I. O. O. F. home. i' The terms for which the two councilmen will be elected starts' April 1, 1938. . . j Mission Group Meets. ' DOWS--The Presbyterian Missionary society met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. -G. F.- Peterson with Mrs. L. I. Wilder, assisting hostess. The stewardship devotional was in charge of Mrs; Myrtle Denger. There was a solo by Mrs. Leo Merfeld and a reading by Mrs. E. G. Lotts. There were papers by Mrs. J. E. Oler; Mrs. G. E. Schnug and Mrs. A; Granau. A short dialog was given by Mrs. G. E. Schnug and Mrs; Myrtle Denger. A -lecturer says that salesmanship has shed most of the excesses of 1928. Those were the good days when the high pressure boys hunted in pairs and anything up to. a blackjack was ethical.--Detroit News. A R T H R I T I S ! NEURITIS-RHEUM AT1SM Read the hook that is helping thousands! A posies rd brings you n FKliE copy latest edition "The Inner Mysteries of Rheumatism" scaled and postpaid. Address the author today--H. P. Clcarwalcr, Ph, D., 244-B, St. Hallo\vell. Maine. COMPLETE Speedometer and Wiper Service CentralAutoElectricCo. S3 l!l SI. S. W. SHEPHERD'S^tEf 'OBR1EH PAINTS [Wholesale-Retail. WA1XPAPER ' top,-PARK INN CAFE Sunday Dinner 11 a. m, to 8 p. m. so* ROAST TURKEY with Southern Dressing BAKED CHICKEN with Sage Dressing CHICKEN and Home Made Noodles And the Best STEAKS in Town THE CHECKER CAB PHONE 752 Is Introducing All New De«Sof os Equipped with Lockheed Hydraulic Brakes and 5 Other Safety Features ALL CABS AND PASSENGERS INSURED We Are Now Equipped to Offer the Public Prompt, Efficient, Courteous Service Save Coupon, good for one ride for half fare anywhere in Mason City Monday and Tuesday, March 22nd and 23rd ' jf , THESE CABS j -^- - -, WERE PURCHASED FROM JEWEL MOTORS, INC. MASON CITY C O U P O N Good for Half Fare Hide March 22-23 Give Coupon lo the Driver t j f

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