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Mason City, Iowa
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SATURDAY, APRIL 1. 1939 I BIBLE NOW IN 1,000 'TONGUES' Flyrrn Tells KGLO Audience of Effort Behind Distribution How the sustained' efforts of ' the American Bible society have succeeded in printing and distributing the Bible in 1,000 dialects and languages, including the Braille system for the blind, was 1 outlined on the North Iowa Forum over KGLO Friday evening by the Rev. C. E. Flynn of the First Methodist church in Mason City. 'After giving some of the society's early beginnings, t h e . speaker said in part: ^^.^"A-bout 25 years ago I had oc- I casion to examine a chart showing the number o£ languages and dialects in which the society was then issuing Bibles, a chart showing specimen verses of each translation. The number at that time was 207. By the end of 1927 the number had grown to 295. These h were achievements in the matter '(". - of translating alone, to say noth- l) ing of the printing, binding, and 1.1 . distribution. It takes an army of scholars to carry on such a task. "Thousand Tongues" "In the years since 1927 has been accomplished the most Herculean achievement of all. The society has completed more new translations and published Bibles in more new languages than in all the previous years of its history together. It is now distributing copies of the Bible in 1,000 different languages and dialects. Charles Wesley wished for a thousand tongues with which to sing the Redeemer's praise, but this agency for the distribution of the Scriptures has actually developed them, and they are now at work carrying their proclamation to the v 'cnds oE the earth. "I have said a thousand languages and dialects, but one of these forms is not exactly a language, though it is the equivalent of one. I speak of soecial raised · letter editions of the Bible for the use of the blind. Until this was ·done the Bible was as completely out of reach of, the sightless person as of the savage in the deepest jungle. ! Bible Best Seller "In speaking of the production and distribution of Bibles by the societies organized for that purpose we are taking · cognizance, however, of only a part of the to. tal sale and use of the Bible. These figures do not include the vast numbers of copies said by regular booksellers and purchased by their customers for themselves and their homes, churches, Bible classes, and the like. There is no doubt that the Bible is still the Taest seller, · - .. That is not enough, however. It is one thing to have the Bible at the command of vast and varied populations, proclaiming'the message in a thousand tongues. It is another thing for all these people of varied colors, races and na- Another Crisis It has been two years now since it happened and the first faint whisperings of it have just leaked out, but W. A. "Westy" Westfall, prominent Mason City Lion, had an "affaire Internationales," so to he visited Mexico the International speak when City during Lions convention. It Geems that "Westy" and his party were attending one of the gland festivals of the city during his stay there. In the party on this particular evening was the newly elected president of the Lions. As the pageant progressed they found the view rather poor from the box they occupied. Seeing a vacant one at the rear center, the newly elected president of Lions suggested they take that one. No one was near the box when the party went into it, but presently a guard appeared and said something excitedly in Spanish, the only word of which "Westy" could understand being "presi- dente." there!" his "That's the presidente, th said ."Westy," pointing to friend. "No, no, no, no," exclaimed trie- guard and went into another flight of Spanish. Finally, after considerable talking and gesturing, it was learned that the party had taken the private box of President Lazaro Cardenas of Mexico, who was not present at the pageant. This in itself is serious enough in Mexico, but when "Westy" insisted that his friend was the president, the Mexican guard was about ready to shoo them all out to the firing line. PAINTINGS WILL BE PRESENTED "Passion" in Pictures To Be Shown at Church of Christ "The Passion in Pictures" is the theme of a special stereopticon service to be held Monday evening at the Church of Christ at which copies of the masterpieces of religious art will be shown on the stereopticon screen. The slides chosen represent the Garden o£ Gethsemane, t r i a l , crucifixion, burial and resurrection o£ Jesus. They are carefully chosen from works of the most famous artists. An interpretation of each picture will be given by D. L. Kratz, minister of the Church of Christ. A solo will be sung by Mrs. Berle Clawson. Following is a list of the pictures and artists: The Light of the World, Holman Hunt; The Boy Jesus, Hoffman; Head of Christ, Hoffman; The Nazarene, Todd; Christ Entering Jerusalem, Dore; Jesus Weeping Over Jerusalem, Plandrin; Women Taken in Adultery, Dore. The Tribute Money, Titian, The Last Supper, Da Vinci; Christ in the Garden, Hoffman; Could Ye Not Watch, Bacon; The Betrayal, Van Dyck; Peter's Denial, Harrach; Christ Before Pilate, Mun- ckascey; The Remorse of Judas, Armitage; Behold the Man, Ciseri. Ecce Homo, Guido Reai; The Way of the Cross, Berand; Elevation of the Cross, Hubens; The Crucifixion, Munckascey; Descent From the Cross. Rubens; Women at the Tomb, Enders; Holy Women at the Tomb, Bergareau; Pilgrims at Emmaus. Rembrandt; T h e Ascension, Bierman. The service will begin at 7:30 with congregational singing. The general public is invited. With "BIRDER" One of the car-rilled groups of Khvanians from Alffona en- route to Mason City for an in- lerclub meeting Thursday was Siven a verbal lashing by an irate farmer in the Ventura vicinity when the auto nearly struck a horse owned by the rural resident. Said the farmer. In conclusion: "I'll have you fellows arrested if you do that aeain." One of the chastised Ki- wanians who meekly heard the tongue-lashing was S h e r i f f Casey Loss of Kossuth county. fighting and it was reported that quite a sum of money changed hands when one of the bantam roosters, went down in defeat. Coincidence tonalities, to read it. It is another for the peoples of still the earth to heed and apply the truths of this book in daily living, and have it register in the histories of both individuals and nations. Not Easy to Know "The Bible is widely sold and distributed, but it cannot be said that there is the general attention to it and understanding of its message there should be. It is not an easy book to know, but it is a very important one to know. It is so old, so many-sided, so full of figures and symbolisms, that one must not expect to understand it all quickly and easily. But it well fulfills the specifications of an old oriental riddle--black seeds, sown on white ground, and he who eats of the fruit becomes wise. "This is a time of world confusion. The leaders have failed. The codes have failed. The agreements have broken down. Force has pushed honor and good will from the stage. The peoples are looking frantically for "some help. A new fellowship with the Divine seems needed, and perhaps it might be available in a deeper attention to the Scriptures. Fortunately they are not far to seek. They are wailing to say in a thousand tongues that the meek shall inherit the earth, that love is the greatest thing in the world and that he who takes the sword shall perish with the sword. Perhaps the nations might once more glimpse the promise of a new world order in which hatred is permitted to wring no tears from the eyes of the helpless, and in which youth and age alike find it safe to live. 1 ' Maternity Ward When Bepresentative Herman Knudson returned from Des Jvloines recently he decided to go to a local hospital for a check-up. The hospital was full-up, however, and the only available room was in the maternity wardt There he was put to bed for a few- days'of recuperation, but alasj and alackaday a few of his long-' honored fishing pals missed him and heard he was parked dangerously close to one of those stout billed old wading birds of the Ciconia alba family, more commonly known as the stork. Straightway they held a shower for Mr. Knudson and visited him at the hospital with quite a sizeable and complete bundle of infant's wear. Of course the tales of fishermen are to be taken more or less with a grain of salt, but they'll swear by it that Knudson blushed when he saw the gift and turned his face to the wall. After several tense moments of silence the fishermen departed and the nurse, out of curiosity, opened the bundle for Mr. Knudson. That's how Herman' learned the facts about life and his fishermen pals. It was in the lull after cooking school one day this week. Miss Ann Kingsley, director,* and Earl Hall, who had been leading the singing, fell into a conversation back stage. "Where do you call home?" Miss Kingsley was asked. "Since Jan. 1 it's been Jefferson." "What part of Jefferson?" "Near Russell's park." "How near Russell's park?" "Two blocks east." "Which side of the street?" "South." The upshot of the story is that Miss Kingsley today lives direct- tDlTOK'S NOTE--This feature lias to do with birds. It Is f r o m ihe peji o( Frederick C. Shaffer, Mason C'fty professional man \vho lias found enormous satisfaction In "blrilliir." If tueru is evidence of an Interest on the Dart of readers, the feature will be continued from lime to time. Observations concerning t b o birds of Mason Cily and North Iowa Mill foe welcome. Do .you have a bird feeding station? Bow many different kinds of birds bave you spotted? Address the Bird Editor, GIobe-Gaietle, Mason City. STArtLINGS T RECEIVED a letter from ·*· a bird lover from Sheffield, telling about hearing her f i r s t whip-poor-will. Whip-poor-wills are easy to hear but hard to see. She also tells about a large flock of robins which were in her yard and states that she is interested in knowing more about the starling. Mrs. H. D. Esslinger writes us follows: "Dear Mr. Birder: "We are going to enjoy your 'By the Window' very much and hope you will keep them running a long time in the Globe-Gazette. "This morning at dawn. I heard my first whip-poor- will this season and I counted his call 84 times before he moved on. We have ob- s e r v e d several unusually large flocks of robins, counting 40 in one flock despite the fact that I am told by one bird man that robins never go in flocks. Several days ago one extra large robin hopped very close to our back door picking up crumbs and merely hopped out of the way as we walked toward him. "Please tell us something about starlings. I think they are pretty and I love to hear them twittering in the trees even if they are a pest." The English starling was brought into the United States about 1890, when 100 of them were turned loose in Central park, New York City. The adult bird is about eight and one-half inches long and about the size of a robin. It has a short drooping tail and the breast plum- mage is a metallic greenish color. The feathers of the upper parts are tipped with creamy buff spots. The bird walks and is a great mimic imitating the notes of many other birds. It bothers the other birds taking the nests of bluebirds and flickers, and is an outlaw on fruit trees especially cherries. Although the starling is considered a nuisance, to the contrary its food habits are as valuable as the robin, flicker and house wren. Many people call the starlings, blackbirds. The Rev. W. H. Kampen First Speaker at Union Services Noontime Holy Week Meditations Start Monday in Mason City The Rev. Walter H. Kampen, pastor of the Central Lutheran church in Mason City, will be the first speaker in the series of union noontime Holy Week services scheduled Monday through Thursday at St. John's Episcopal church. "Day of Authority" will be the subject of Mr. Kampen's talk. S. Danaugh, bass soloist of the Union Memorial church, will sing a Negro s p i r i t u a l , "Were You There." Dr. Roy C. Helfensteiii, pastor of the First Congregational church, will preside. The services will be held from 112:10 to 12:30 p. m. on each of the scheduled days under the sponsorship of the Mason City Ministerial association. Father C. Burnett Whitehead, rector of the St. John's Episcopal* church, and the executive commi 1 tee of the association are in charge of the services. All Protestant churches in Mason City are co-operating in the movement. 'IHE EEV. WALTER KAMPEN This Week's Safety Lesson One of a series of 1 5 to be broadcast over KGLO by the | Clausen-Worden post of the American Legion each Thursday evening. Mason City high school students will draw on this material for weekly classroom discussions. Avis Gregory Will Give KGLO Book Pilot Looking forward to Easter, Avis Gregory, children's, librarian, has received permission from Pilgrim Press to tell "The-White Lily" by J. T. Stocking, published in a volume called Golden Goblet. The book from which this story is taken is dedicated to the boys and girls of Newtonville, Mass., who first heard these stories, and to all who hold a childlike faith the Book Pilot Monday at 2 over KGLO will make a special appeal when the children's librarian of the Mason City public library tells this story. "ACCIDENT REPORTING By SHERIFF TIM FHALEN Lesson No. 9 ly across the street from house which was home to the Mr. Hall for more than a dozen years of his boyhood. "We can still be neighbors," it was agreed. P. S.--Mr. Knudson recovered all right and is doing nicely now-without the infant's wear. Mason City Lions who went down to Waterloo Tuesday night for (he charier night ceremony of a new club were a bit surprised to discover that the pianist in the orchestra which furnished dance music after the formal program was none other than David Townscnd, of the famous Hampton blood test case. No suggestion of the well-known prison pallor could be delected, according to the local delegation's report. Next time Wilson Abet walks by the corner of State and Federal while Hank Hook is conducting Fritchard's street program over KGLO, the listeners are likely to hear something that won't fit in so well with a Ford program . . . that is, if Wilson has any ideas of getting: revenge. Hank had Ihe drop on the clothing merchant Friday. As "Wils" interrupted the air show with "Hi, Hank!" as he frequently does, the "Man on the Street" remembered the instructions given to him previously by Howard Knesel. And so Hank replied, "Hi, Mr. Gildner!" A DIAMOND BROS. MONDAY SPECIALS APPLE BUTTER NO. 10 -r« Cart 35C RED CHERRIES (Sour-PiHed) No. 10 Can Great- Northern BEANS pounds 25c FARINA pounds RUTABAGAS pounds IOC Reporter Locked In One of the Globe-Gazette reporters reversed the conventional style of burglary election night by going out of the courthouse through a window. When the general rule went out from the city hall banning all persons from the polls who were not judging the voting, the reporter, displaying traditional reportorial ingenuity, stepped into an adjoining room at the courthouse polling place and remained there until the final count was given out. When he tried to get out of the courthouse he found all the doors locked and the custodian gone so he took the only means of exit by climbing out the window The judges were forced to remain in the courthouse for some time until the custodian arrived with the keys. Nominations for "When a Fella Needs a Friend:" One of the enterprising young men of Mason City attended the teachers' dance at the Hotel Hanford March 25, and was doing his duty entertaining the school- ma'ams when he spotted a young and nice looking lady standing by the door. So "Sir Galahad" put on his best airs, trotted over to said fair damsel and asked her to dance. While whirling blissfully on the dance floor Ihe young man started informing his partner about the high points of Mason City. It is .said that he told her about the parks, library, schools--and other places. Then "Our Hero" asked the young Jady where she lived and her name. "My name is Mrs. Carleton Stewart, wife of the high school band director," she replied. "Our Hero" stopped, put his hand to his head and faded into the crowd without saying a word. Can it be that the' tradition of April Fool's day is being forgotten? After calling- all over town Saturday one reporter could find nary a joke. However the business office of the Globe- Gazette didn't forget. -When the "eagle screamed"--or rather the pay checks were passed out Saturday several blank checks were included in the batch. More than one employe sijawked before remembering the date. I will endeavor to acquaint you with the motor vehicle laws relative to reporting an accident. Section 297 of the Jowa motor vehicle laws is very clear in regard to reporting an accident, and from this section I quote: "The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of $25 or more shall, immediately after such accident report the accident together with said Information at the office of some peace officer as near as practicable to the place of injury or to the county attorney, or sheriff, of the county in which the injury took place. "A report shall be made hy the peace officer to whom a report of an accident is made in duplicate form, furnished by the department, one of which shall be immediately forwarded by said peace officer to the department. "The parents or p e r s o n a l guardian of a minor driver may, if present at the accident, make the report required by this section." Supplemental Reports Section 298--Supplemental reports: ''The department may require any driver of a vehicle involved in an accident, of which a report must be made as providec in section 297, to file supplemental reports whenever the original report is insufficient the opinion of the department and may require witnesses of accidents to render reports to the department." Section 299--Driver unable eport: "Whenever the driver vehicle is physically incapable of making the required accident ·eport and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the ime of the accident capable of making a report, such occupant shall make or cause to be made said report." Coroners Must Report Section 301--Coroners to report: ''Every coroner or other official performing like functions shall on or before the tenth day of each month report in writing to the department the death of any person within his jurisdiction during the preceding calendar month as the result of an accident involving a motor vehicle and the circumstances of such accident." Section 302--Reports confidential: "All required accident reports and supplemental reports shall be without prejudice to the individual so reporting and shall be for the confidential use of the department except that the department shall disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when such identity is not otherwise known, or when such person denies his presence at such accident. No such report shall be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an accident, except that the department shall furnish, upon demand,"of any persons who has or claims to have made such a report, or upon demand of any court, a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the department solely to prove a compliance or a failure to comply with the requirement that such a report be made to the department." IOWA MASONS MEET TUESDAY 548 Lodges of State To Hold Sessions Simultaneously Tuesday evening, April 4, will be a memorable date for the Masons of Iowa, as the 548 lodges of the state have been called by proclamation of the Grand Master, Realff Ottesen, Davenport, to assemble at the same hour in their respective halls and consider certain matters which are importan 1 to the fraternity. Grand Master Ottesen will speak over station WHO for 15 minutes, beginning at 9:30 and receiving sets will be placed in the lodge rooms in order that his address may come in as the fina item on the evening's program. This is the eighth consecutivi year that Iowa Masons have ob served "Simultaneous Meeting; Night," and the custom has attracted nation-wide notice among Masons. R. A. Potter and F. E. Carroll masters of the local lodges, repor that an extensive program ha., been arranged and that a capacity attendance is confidently expected The lodge will be opened at 8 o'clock and resident Masons whose membership may be elsewhere arc assured of a welcome, it was an nounced. VOCATIONS IS FORUM SUBJECT Need in Mason City Will Be Discussed Monday Night at Y. M. "Does Mason City Need Voca tional Education?" is the topi scheduled for the fourth educa tional forum at the Mason City Y. M. C. A. Monday evening a 8 o'clock. Leaders in the discussion in elude: G. H. Keister, high schoo eacher; James Rae, high schoo jrincipal; Art Krager, Lincol chool principal; Leon Thorna; usinessman; Irene Holman, teach ir; R. E. Nyquist, high schoo eacher; Elizabeth Graves, hig chool teacher; Al B a r t s c h eacher; B. A. Webster, forme -chool board member; F. 1 lathaivay, teacher; Earl Geran teacher, and Paul Pritchard, busi nessman. The meeting is open to the pub ic and will be held in the Hi- room. Marion E. Olson, count agent, will preside. The series roundtable discussions is spon sored by the .Jolly Time club. COLLECTIONS OF AXES IN MARCH HITS NEW HIGH Total of $559,787 Collected in Cerro Gordo Office March tax collections in the of- ice of L. L. Raymond, county reasurer, totaled £559,787.05, a lew high for 10 years or longer. Only once before in the past de- ade did the March collections 3ass the half million mark and hat was in 1937 when the treasurer's record showed 5500,418.79. For the first three months of 939 the collections totaled $648,- i21.42, which is more than $100,100 above the amount collected he first three months of 1938, vhen the figure was $546,202.91. The March figures do not include scores of payments which wamped the office by mail on the ast day. A comparison of the March col- ection figures for the past 10 t'ears follows: 5550,787.05 $473,290.71 5500,418.79 399,353.65 341,932.78 356,836.53 263,242.60 394,686.26 452,085.84 477,298.35 438,746.28 Libby Holman and Second Husband Are Secluded on Estate NEW YORK, (/?) -- Wealthy Libby Holman and her s e c o n d husband, 23 year old Actor Ralph Holmes, secluded themselves Saturday on the torch singer's Connecticut estate for a quiet honeymoon. The pretty, throaty-toned song- stress and the son of Taylor Holmes, former matinee idol, were 1939 1038 1937 1936 1935 1934 1933 1932 1931 1930 1929 LAUNCH SUNDAY SCHOOL PLANS 11 Representatives Start Program to Unite Local Groups Launching of a program to unite the Sunday schools in Mason City was undertaken at a meeting of church representatives at the Mason City Y, M. C. A. Friday evening. Dr. T. E, Davidson was elected chairman and K. I. Waughtal was named secretary. Plans for future meetings in the fall were discussed by the 11 representatives of various Sunday- schools in Mason City. It was decided by the group to schedule an extensive publicity program urging attendance in Sunday schools. Tentative plans also were made for a large conference of Sunday school workers in the fall and it was decided to invite prominent persons in the work to speak at married secretly Monday. in Washington The dark-haired singer, now in her thirties, won fame with the throb tune "Moanin' Low." Eight months after her first marriage to Smith Reynolds, tobacco heir, he was found shot to death, July 5, 1932, during a parly at Heynolda, the tobacco family's estate at Winston-Salem, N. Car. His bride and his best friend. Ah Walker, subsequently were charged with murder, but the charges were dismissed without trial. the meeting. Iowa Boy, 12, Dies When Tractor Upsets EXIRA, (JP) --Arnold Neilsen, 12, was crushed fatally Saturday when a tractor he was driving tipped over in soft earth and caught him beneath it. The son of Mrs. Louise Neilsen, a widow, Arnold was piloting the tractor to town preparatory to moving some farm equipment on the Neilsen farm. It isn't a question of helping or not helping the needy. The question is, shall the government help them or encourage business so they can have a chance to help themselves.--Fountain Inn Tribune. II Pose for a Picture Is a Sponge a Plant or An Animal?" A bit of the Mexican national pastime crept inio I\Iason City last week. The sport was cock- N O T I C E ! New 1939 Stage Coach and Platt House Trailers arc here. Used Trailers, $65.00 and up HOUSE TRAILER SALES CO. T. S. Veech Son 524 Second S. W., Mason City A golden spike sent to the motion picture editor Saturday by Paramount pictures as promotion for "Union Pacific" aroused verbal activity on the part of the newsroom wits, to-wit: ' "What's that for, to spike all rumors?" "If that's actually gold, give it to me, and I'll have my teeth filled." "A spike in time saves a (railroad) line." Mental results of tough newspaper game finally are creeping inlo the Globe-Gazette editorial department. To top several misplacements of copy recently, the slate editor absenlmindedly threw his telephone in the waslepaper basket Saturday and then 10 minutes Jater wondered where it was. UNCLE RAY'S QUIZ HOW MANY CAN YOU ANSWER? These twenty questions are based on subject material which appeared in Uncle Ray's Corner during the month of March. 1. Did the "Great Moguls" rule in China, India or Persia? 2. Does India contain as many people as Canada, combined? the United States and Mexico 3. What British queen first held the title of "Empress of India?" 4. What language is most widely spoken by the natives of India?, 5. Are scientists able to learn the temperature of the water four miles below the surface of the ocean? 6. Has any man ever gone to a depth of four miles in the ocean? 7. Is ocean water more salty today than it was a century ago? 8. When ocean water evaporates, does salt rise in the air? 9. How much of the earth's surface is covered by salt water? 10. Is o "tidal wave" caused by the action of the tides? 3 1 . Is a sponge a plant or an animal? 12.. Do starfish ever hove more than five arms? 1 3. Does the angler fish live on plant food? H. For what is the milk of the Jersey cow noted? 15. What breed of cow is the champion in the amount of milk produced in a year? Make mine chocolate, and if you don't think that Calico Jim Dandr, this white and chocolate dappled dachshund owned hy A. F. Hlrschmann of Los Anceles is in 3 rare class, take the word of Laurence Horswell, secretary of the Dachshund club of America. Dandy's sire was tester von Sfrombersr. The Rtrl is Jane Bryan film actress, who visited the Beverly Hills dos show. 16. What kind of cheese is most ofVen made from skimmed milk? 17. Is limburger cheese hard or soft? 18. Do bumblebees make honey? 19. What two nations lead in production of beet sugar? 20. Can sugar beet pulp be used for any good purpose? . Answers on Want Afl pajrc. Count five points for cacli correct answer For regular followers of Uncle Ray's Corner, a score of 90 is excellent, SO Is Rood, and 70 is fairly s

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