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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MAY 2 11K5G ELEVEN *i Hi ll( f !l El I! CENSUS WILL BE TAKEN ON RESULTS OF CASES IN COURTS II, S, SUPERVISOR * LAUNCHES WORK Material Sent to Clerks to Report Statistics on Criminals. DBS MOINES, UPI--J. S. Gladstone, federal crime census supervisor for Iowa, Saturday launched a census to determine how Iowa courts deal with convicts and suspects arrested by police. Gladstone, who is identification superintendent of the state invest! gation bureau, was appointed by the U. S. department of commerce census bureau to conduct the enumeration in the state. Iowa figures will be used in a nationwide report. Sent to County Clerl;. The state crime census director sent to county clerks material for compiling the statistics on criminals and legal procedure in criminal cases. The census will include criminals convicted in Iowa from Jan. 1, 1935 to Jan. 1, 1936 and the legal disposition of criminal charges filed during the period. When complete returns are Gladstone said, the census will show the proportionate number of convicted criminals given suspended sentence or put on probation and the average penalty meted out for each type of crime. Results to Be Listed. First on the list of legal results of charges against suspects is "disposed of without conviction." Under the classification are the following headings: Dismissed by prosecution; dismissed by court on motion of defense; jury waived, acquitted by court; acquitted by jury; never in custody, and other "no penalty'' dispositions. Included in the "found guilty" classifications are: Pleaded guilty; jury waived, court finds guilty; jury verdict of guilty, and found guilty of lesser offenses. KDNZ RITES TO BEAT WESLEY Body of Attorney Will Be Brought to Iowa From Reno, Nev. WESLEY--Atty. John Kunz, 54 formerly of Wesley, died Thursday in a hospital at Reno, Nev., after an Illness of, three days from pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's church, in Wesley Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. The body will arrive in Mason City early Monday and be brought to the home of a brother, Julius Kunz. Born Sept, 29,1SS1', the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kunz, he was born and reared here. He studied law at the State University of Iowa and practiced on the west coast. He had in. recent years practiced in Nevada and was prominent in democratic circles here. Surviving are two brothers, Julius and Albert, of Wesley and two sisters, Mrs. Odella Carmody of Danville, III., and Mrs. Agnes Corey, wife of the state fair secretary. His mother died a year ago. Three brothers, who were prominent in Wesley business, are dead. Wins Second Place. CHICAGO, LT)--Robert Blakely, University of Iowa student, won second place honors and $50 in the Northern Oratorical league contest at Northwestern university. 1'ire Does Damage. CLINTON, UP)--Fire ate its way to the roof of a three story building housing the Salvation Army headquarters here before f i r e m e n brought it under control. Its origin was unknown. WOI License Renewed. WASHINGTON, (.»--The federal communications commission granted WOI, Iowa State college radio station, a renewal of its license on the 640 frequency. Allison Hotel Sold. ALLISON--The Allison hotel has been sold to Mrs. Dollie Conklin of Oelwein who plans to operate it herself. A. H. Werner has been prietor for the past year. pro- EXPERT SERVICE On All Makes of Farm-Lite Plants J A C O B Y Battery and Electric Service 110 S. Delaware Phone 319 :-: HERE AND THERE :-: Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota Returns to Kanawlm. KANAWHA--Mrs. Etta Fuller, who has spent the winter months at Duncan, returned to her home Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Kalvig, who have occupied her house, have bought the garage and lot owned by T. H. Thompson, and are remodeling it and making it into living quarters. Arrives From California. CALMAR--Mrs. A. F. Bina and daughter, Joan, arrived from San Diego, Cal., to spend the summer at the Frank Bina home. ·S20 From Social. MILLER--The program and ice cream social given at the church was well attended and more than 520 was cleared. The ladies aid held a regular meting at the home of Mrs. Robert Thompson Thursday. At Bergersou Funeral. RAKE--Mr. and Mrs. Joe Larson, L. G. Larson and Thorald Larson attended the funeral of Oscar Bergerson at Waterloo Thursday. Visitors From Ames. RAKE -- Miss Friant and Miss Turner, instructors in the home economics education department of Iowa State college at Ames, visited the home economics department of the Rake school Thursday. Speak Before Union. ALTA VISTA--Dr. L. C. Kuhn of Decorah, president of the Fourth Iowa Congressional district national union for social justice, and Miss Regina Hughes, congressional district treasurer of the organization, spoke before a meeting of the local unit of social justice in Municipal hall here Thursday night. Return From California. FOFEJOY--Mrs. Elmer Cox returned home Tuesday following a six weeks' visit with their sons, Fred and Marion Cox and other relatives at Escondido, Cal., also at Los Angeles. ·JBntertain Women's Club. ALLISON -- Mesdames Rolland Meffert, Richard Vogel and O. L. Whitlatch entertained the Women's club at the home of Mrs. Meffert Thursday afternoon, papers were given by Mrs. George Arnold on "Ways of Travel--Air, Land and Water," and Mrs. Zack on "John Phillip Sousa." " Are Parents of Son. MILLER--Mr. and Mrs. Lester Nonweiler are parents of a son born April 30. Daughter Is Born. RUDD--A 10% pound daughter, Sylvia Anne, was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Artie Roy. H. D. A. Is In Charge. HUTCHINS--A number of wo. men of Hutchins and vicinity attended a meeting at the home of Miss Anna Paulson in Britt Thursday. The meeting was conducted by Miss Marjory Chollot, H. D. A. for Hancock county and was for Britt and Orthel township women. Twenty-two were in attendance. Returns From Arizona. SHEFFIELD--Loyd Ingebretson returned home Thursday from Phoenix, Ariz., where he spent the past several months. Visitors From Florida. POPEJOY--Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hartwell of Miami, Fla., are spending a few days witb Mr. ana Mrs. James Craig and family. The families formerly resided as neighbors at Creston. Births Are Reported. DUMONT--A daughter was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Ubben. A daughter was born April 24 to Mr. and Mrs. George Walsh, at the Mercy hospital in Mason City. Mrs. Walsh was formerly Blanche Allen of this place. An S',-i pound son, Hillis Bradford, -was born April 23 to Mr. and Mrs. Homer B. Akin at the home of her father, Herman Brims, near Greene. Honored at Shtm-er. CLARKSVILLE--A post-nuptial miscellaneous shower party was sponsored by Mrs. Robert Poisal and Mrs. Paul Harris at the home of the former, Saturday afternoon in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eggleston, who were married at Omaha, Nebr., Aug. 2, 1935. The bride was formerly Kathleen Shepard. Missionary Will Speak. Keynoters Talk Over Duties On opposite sides of the fence but having similar duties to perform, Senator Alben W. Barkley (D) of Kentucky, left, and Senator Frederick Stciwer (K) of Oregon, right, talk things over and shake hands in Washington. Senator Barkley will be the keynoter at the democratic national convention in Philadelphia and Senator Steiwer will be keynoter at the republican gathering in Cleveland. (Central Press Photo) Know Your State A Fact a Day About loway! Of the total Iowa high schools 892 or 94.4 per cent maintained work through the twelfth grade, ten or 1.1 per cent maintained three-year high schools, 37 or 3.9 per cent were two year schools and six or .6 per cent had only one year of high school work. Lesson Given on Ari/,ona. RICEVILLE -- At the home of Miss Gertrude Weaver, the Royal Home Workers club Thursday had as guests the chairmen of Mitchell and Howard counties, Mrs: Baker of Osage and Mrs. Elwood of Cresco. Mrs. C. Black had charge of the lesson on Arizona. Returns to Home. HAMPTON--Mrs. Joo Brass, who fractured her skull in a fall at the hospital Tuesday and has since been a patient there, returned Thursday to her home northwest of Hampton. Mrs. Brass fell and struck her head on the tile floor in the operating room at the hospital when she fainted while watching- an operation performed on her mother. Mrs. Herman Kothenbeutel of near Bradford. Working- on Water Tower. KENSETT -- Work has been begun on the -concrete bases for the water tower that is to be erected in Kensett. The public works administration has charge of the work. Takes Rock Island Position. NORA SPRINGS --Fred Taturr, accepted a position with the railroad company at Rock Island, 111., after having worked for the state highway commission for some lime. Class Banquet Held. ALTA VISTA--The junior-senior banquet of the Alta Vista high school was held at New Hampton at Charles City News Jack Kuech Is Named Lions Club President CHARLES CITY--Officers elected at the meeting of the Lions club Friday noon are as follows: Jack Kuech, president; Herman Bos, first vice president; G. H. Buskman, second vice president; Dr. Ray Fox, third vice president; Ray Melrose, treasurer; Cburn Chapter, secretary; lion tamer, Harry M. Clark; tail twister, Dr. J. B. Miner, Jr.; new director, H. O. Frudden grounds committee, CarUsle Ellis Dr. J. H. McLeod and Dr. W. E. Voreck. Dr. Sevcrt Erickson is the outgoing president. The club voted to support the recommendation of the board of directors to spend not to exceed 51,500 in lighting the baseball diamond on Lions field. The members concluded night games would draw larger crowds and an agreement was made with the baseball management for a percentage cf the gioss receipts to pay for the installation of the lights. Thursday night with 14 seated the banquet table. Misses Mary Katherine Meilitz and Mertle Lind were in charge of the banquet and arranged the evening's activities. The theme of the banquet and program was "Follow The Fleet" with Supt. T. C. Ruggles acting as the ship's captain and Prof. Lloyd Seaver as anchor man. Harry Tyler, president of the senior class, and Frank Hammond, president of the junior class, each responded to toasts. Honored by 70 at Shower. GENEVA -- Mrs. Charles Roeg- LIME SPRINGS--A special mis-1 ner, assisted by Mesdames Harry sionary thank offering service will be held Sunday evening in the M. E. church under the auspices of the W. F. M. S. Mrs. Chafflin. a missionary from Korea, will give the address. Will Meet Monday. NORA SPRINGS--The American Legion and auxiliary members and their families will hold a joint meeting Monday evening at the Legion hall. This is the regular monthly meeting and a 6:30 picnic supper will be served. Submits to Operation. F A|U L K N E R--Miss Lorraine Finger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Finger, is at Ellsworth hospital, Iowa Falls, where she underwent an appendicitis operation. REED'S RELIANCE SEED CORN Guaranteed 90% or Better Under Any Test! $3.75 ,.$5 Tests that I have personally made have been from 93% to 96% Per bu. SERV-ALL FRUIT STAND Corner 18th Street and South Federal Avenue Mason City Wiener. Frank Roegner, Carl Roegner, Will Chaney, K. R. Stevenson, Floyd Kotenbrink. Jacobus Immerman, Harold Woodley and Miss Lucille Roegner entertained about 70 at a miscellaneous shower Thursday afternoon in the Methodist church parlors. Mrs. Dick Thieben, formerly Miss Dorothy Creighton. was the guest of honor. Club Officers Elected. LIME SPRINGS--The Civic club met at the home of Mrs. W. W. Thomas and the following officers were elected: President. Mrs. Jessie Taraldson: secretary. Mrs. Alma Hall; treasurer. Mrs. D. A. Larson. Is Seriously 111. LAKE MILLS--Mrs. Helmer Helgeson is seriously ill with nervous breakdown. Miss Grace Grasley, nurse, is caring for her. Taken to Hospital. LAKE MILLS -- Melvin Renass was taken to the Kingland hospital Tuesday. He has pneumonia. Will Elect Officers. ALGONA---The date of the annual meeting of the Algona Community club has been set for Wednesday evening. May 6, at the high school gymnasium. Major Nelson, Fairmont. Minn., has been engaged as principal speaker. An election of officers will be held. J. D. Lowe, R. H. Miller and C. R. LaBarvc arc member; of the program committee. Parte One Day Is Divorced CHARLES CITY -- Bessie Call- harr was granted a divorce from Joe Callharr on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment by Judge J. J. Clark. They were married in Charles City Aug. 2.' 1934, and parted the next day. The plaintiff was allowed to resume her maiden name and to remarry within a year. Fritz Sihuknecht, who was found guilty of child desertion after he failed to pay ,flO a month for the support of his child after a divorce was granted his wife, paid $250 'to the clerk of court and thus avoided a sentence. He also signed a bond to agree to make future payments. Charles City Briefs CHARLES CITY--Mrs. Fred BUI and Evelyn Gray had major operations in the Cedar Valley hospital Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Irons of Mason City, Miss Phyllis Brown, Sac City, Mrs. Marjorie Welch, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Boynton, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brown, all of Forest City, and Mrs. Mabel Savery, Osage, attended funeral services for the late Mrs. Kelley held here yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jung of Bellflower, Cal., are visiting at the A. P. White home. Miss Gertrude Birkholtz who is dietitian in a hospital at Toledo visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Birkholtz. Don Moore, instructor of music at Britt, visited his mother, Mrs. Ola Moo2-e. enroute to Iowa City to attend the state music contest. Special evangelistic services will begin Monday evening in the Wes- leyaa Methodist church with the Rev. Clarence Budensiek, conference president, assisting. Services will be held each night for two weeks and several other ministers from other towns will participate. FIRST HIGHWAY PATROLMAN DIES Barton, Who Said He Didn't Like Policeman, Kills Oran Pape. THE WEEK IN IOWA (By The Associated Press) NO SLEEP LOST--Two years ago Roscoc Barton of Davenport, then 21 and arrested for robbing an armory, told Davenport Police Capt. William P. Hcnnelly: "1 don't like policemen. I sure as the devil wouldn't lose any sleep over killing one." He killed an officer 'this week. Highway Patrolman Oran H. Pape, who accosted him near Muscatinc a stolen automobile in which he and ajiother bandit, yet uncap- tured, had been robbing service stations. First to Die on Duty. But Barton didn't lose any sleep. He died, instead. Pape, though mortally wounded, wrested the gun--a gun Barton stole from the armory--from the young bandit's hands, shot him through the head. Pape died seven hours later--first highway patrolman killed in "line of duty" since the patrol took to the highways, Aug. 1, 1935. Leaves Swath of Death. WIND--Swooping out of the sky, a tornado swirled along a swath oj death from Everly, to Milford, to Estherville to Fairmont, Minn. The toll: Four human lives and more than 50 persons injured, several critically. Scores of horses, cattle, swine and poultry killed. Property damage of more than a half million. Cleared in Shooting. REASON ENOUGH--At Washington, Iowa, Mrs. Arthur Krausc, 30, at home alone, warned Albert Schaeffer, 40, World war veteran, away from her home. "I'll shoot," she cried. Schaeffer, fumbling at a window, broke out the glass. Mrs. Krause fired. "I ran into a bullet," the veteran told officers before he died. "Justifiable homicide," ruled a coroner's jury, clearing Mrs. Krause of blame. Speech Strikes Home. EFFECTIVE--"Hoist by his own eloquence," was Phil H. Sproul state safety council secretary and state motor vehicle license inspee tor/ Dows Marshal Dave Neilly heard Sproul speak at Clarion on the nee cssity of observing highway traffic rules to reduce highway traffic deaths. A short time later he saw Sproa pass a stop sign, issued a complainl against the secretary. "I didn't see the stop sign," Sproul defended, "but I guess I'll have to plead guilty." Presented to Council. PROBLEM--Des Moines ministers drew up a "bill of divorcement" this week for dance halls and beer and presented it to the city council. They asked the council to make it illegal for beer parlors to allow dancing and for dance halls to sell beer. The council passed the matter to Safety Commissioner Henry Has- Brouck for "settlement." Real Estate Transfers. Arrives From Minneapolis. FAULKNER--Mrs. Bertha Wiemer of Troy, Ohio, who has been visiting in Minneapolis, arrived Thursday night for a visit with her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Laipple. Submits o Operation. LAKE MILLS -- Mrs. John A. Johnson, who lives southwest of town, underwent, an appendicitis operation at the Kingland hospital. I 24-35. Keeler, Fred E., II and wf. to Elroy Gourley, 51, NW'A and N% of NE (except 1 acre) and SE of NE; and lots 3 and 1 in sub of NW of SE; and tract in SW corner of NE of Sec. 31; and NW',4 and N',i of SW of Sec. 32, all in 96-19 2-15-36.- Tompkins, Nettie to Mrs. Flora Hyde ?1 Q C D N',i of Lots 3 and 4 in B 2 in Dickirson Hayes ad to Cl- Lk. 2-17-2S. Tompkins, Nettie to Mrs. Flora Hyde 51 Q C D Lots 2 and 3 in B 4 in Linden's add, Cl. Lk. 2-17-28. Tompkins, Nettie to Mrs. Flora Hyde $1 Q C D NW of 34-97-22 2-17-28. Tonipkins. Nettie to Mrs. Flora Hyde 51 Q'C D L 5 in auditor's re- plat of Winnie's replat of B 5 and ~" of B 6, Allen's add to Clear Lake, 2-17-2S. Rich, W. F. and wife to Floy G. Kennedy, $1.00. L S B 7 in Village of Cl. Lit. 2-19-36. Grosz, George L. to Anna Janssen, Sl.OO. QCD lots 10, and 12 in B. 1, Nissen's First Add to Meservey. 4-27-36. Moor, J. M. and wife to Clarence Moor, 51.00. Lots 10 and 11 in B. 10 in Home Park Add to M. C. 4-2336. Committcemen of the Estate ot '"'red E. Keeler. a debtor, to Nate Lapiner, 53,050.00. L 1 Bl of Paul 'elt's Plat, City of Mason City. 220-36. Keeler, Fred E. and wife to Nate Lapiner, 510.00 same as above. 218-36. Keeler, Fred E., n, and wife to Nate Lapiner $1.00. Und. % int. in L. 1 B. 1, Paul Felt's Plat of Mason City. 2-27-36. Committeemen of Estate of Fred E. Keeler, a debtor, to Nate Lapiner, 515,760.00 W% of NW of Sec. 23 and all of NE of Sec. 22 lying E. of railroad right-of-way, all in 96-20. 2-20-36. Keeler, Fred E. and wife to Nate Lapiner, 510.00; same as above. 2- 1S-36. Woodward, Lee Roy and wife to n. S. Duffield. SSO.OO.' Part of L. 23 in B. 10 of Dodgc'3 Point Park. 4- Badger Is Fort Dodge Woman's Pet XFY TWs/* O"W · * -- -""V Unusual house pet is Ollie, pet badger owned by Mrs. Ida. Becken- buugh of Fort Dodge. He is tame as a cat and responds when called by name. His favorite food is cake with thick frosting. Ollie and liis sister, Effie, were captured together near West Bend about a year ago. Effic, tiring of confinement, dug her way out of the pen and disappeared. Oilic liked his surroundings and quickly became domesticated. (Iowa Daily Press Photo) Inspection of Greene Circle of L. of GAR. Is Made by State Head GREENE--The annual inspection of the local circle, L. of G. A. R., was held Thursday afternoon at the city' hall. Mrs. Fannie B. Small, 'amanche, state president of the order, inspected the work and instructed the officers. Mrs. Carrie Eaton, state chairman of the council of administration; Miss Florence Pond, president of Lincoln circle, and Mrs. TilHe Scbultz all of Waterloo, accompanied Mrs. Small. A mother's day program was presented under the direction of Mrs. Bird Langenhagen, chairman of the program committee. Mrs. Annie Kirell and committee served the noon luncheon. Mrs. E. D. Wilder, past president of the local circle, was appointed :hairman of the state registration and credential committee, to serve at the State G. A. R. encampment it DCS Moines June 7 to 10 inclusive. Mrs. Leon Kocher is the local circle president. Mrs. Amen Will Speak to Garner Club Tuesday GARNER--The local Women's club has invited the public to the last program for the year, to be held in the United Presbyterian church Tuesday evening, with Mrs. W. S. Lee in charge of the program. Mrs Curtis Amen of Mason City wil talk on "Current Plays on Broadway." Other features of the evening- will be a solo by Katherine Robinson and a sextet composed oJ Mrs. W. S. Lee, Mrs. Rudolph Fritsch, Mrs. Art Willc, Margaret Rommel and Ardith Orr, accompanied by Mrs. Robert Sinclair and Miss Robinson. DOWS LIBRARY OPENING HELD VIrs. Dorchester of Clear Lake Speaks; 800 Books Are Available. DOWS--The Dows public library was formally opened Friday. There was a children's hour in charge oi Miss Wilson, Evelyn Peterson and Lauretta Anderson. A program was given in the evening, the speaker jcing Mrs. L. S. Dorchester. Clear Lake. The Thursday club, which started the movement for the library, revved tea a f t e r llio program. Thcic are SOU books available, covering all branches of literature. Thirty-six new books havft been purchased and there will be Oil nore from the state traveling library. Forest City Ready to Entertain 4th District Conference of Legion FOREST CITY--Aii arrangc- nents have been completed for the American Legion and auxiliary dis- rict conference at Forest City Tuesday. The Thompson high school land will be another musical organ- zation present for the occasion. The janquet in the evening, following .he metings of the two organizations, will be held in the high school 'ymnasium. 450,000 Bees Are Sent to 'Diegel, Nora Springs NORA SPRINGS--Lester Diegel received 30 packages of bees recently for his Blue Spruce apiary. They were shipped from Mississippi and each package is a screened cage containing- 15,000 bees and a queen. 3e expects to build these packages into full size colonies, about 70,000 bees, by the time the honey flow from the clover bloom starts. Movie Theater at St. Ansgar Is Considered ST. AUSGAR--Moving picture theaters in 11 towns the size of St. Ansgar were visited by a committee from the Commercial club in anticipation of establishing a theater here. It is hoped to sell enough stock to finance erection of a new building or remodeling of an old building. An estimate will be obtained as soon as a location has been selected. To Start Disposal Plant. ALDEN, LP)--Work will begin soon on Alden's new sewage disposal paint. 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