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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, May 4, 1936
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iKST-7", MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. MAY 1036 FIVE DIES 2 MONTHS AFTER RETIRING William Becker, 65, Found Dead by Wife; Leaves One Daughter. ACKLEY -- Funeral services for William Becker, 60, who died early Sunday of a stroke of apoplexy, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at. St. John's Evangelical church by the Rev. Ernest Seybold. Brief prayer service will be held at the home in Geneva at 1:15 p. m. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery at Ackley, He was married on April 8. 1896 to Margaret Stoehr. who with one daughter, Mrs. Walter Held, five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Jake Aldingcr, Rowan; Mrs. Fred Sailer and Mrs. Frank Miske, Ackley, survive. Their only son, John, was killed by lightning in August, 1930, and a brother, Herman Becker, was one of the trio of men drowned at Clear Lake in June, 1931. Mr. and Mrs. Becker had retired from the farm two months ago and moved to Geneva to be nearer their daughter. About 2 a. m. Sunday Mrs. Becker talked with her husband, and at 5 o'clock she said she arose and after a little went to call him, receiving no response, found him dead. Visitors From Oklahoma. HANSELL--Mrs. Maud Proper of Gutherie, Okla., is visiting her brother in Hansell, William Warner. She intends to return home ' the first of next week, Monday or Tuesday. WITH miRRO T H E F I N E S T A L U M I N U M No kitchen can be truly modern unless Us cooking utensils arc modern, too. The really modern kifchcn should cer- lainly include a set of new Matched MIRRO, the finest aluminum. These ppecial prices make it easy for you lo add new notesof beauty loyourkitchen while enjoying lime-saving convenience and new fuel and food economics. A N D S A V E A T T H E S E S P E C I A L P R I C E S SELF-MEASURING SAUCE PAN 2-qt. Saves time by m e a s u r i n g in the pan. S P E C I A L eg- 90c Cover to lit ____ 19t MIXING BOWL WITH UP AND GRIP Stainless ALUMILITE finish. 5-qu size. Light, unbreakahle. S P E C I A L Rcg.Sl-50 Iowa Historian Believes Private Lives Are Sacred Reputation Is Delicate Thing, Especially If Man Is Dead. St. Olaf Church Choir Coming to Mason City Friday EDGAR K. HARLAN New Automobiles Loring' F. Pollock, 319 Vermont avenue southeast, Plymouth coupe. Herman A. Kuppenger, city, Studebaker sedan. J. J. Collins, Dougherty, Graham sedan. John Eberhardt, 14 J 2 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, Graham coach. Wagner Coal company, city, Chevrolet pickup. E. Trager, Meservey, Chevrolet sedan. Mrs. H. B. Watson, Clear Lake, Plymouth sedan. Kollman Brothers, 112 First street southwest, Chevrolet coupe. Harry C. Ziegler, 19 South Federal avenue, Chevrolet coupe. John Raymond, 414 Seventh street southeast. Chevrolet sedan. E. J. Boos, 125 Fourth street northwest, Chevrolet sedan. Carson Howell, Plymouth. Chevrolet sedan. Glen Behne, 128 First street southwest, Chevrolet coach. Ed Schlosser, 18 Washington avenue southwest, Chevrolet sedan. W. E,. Zerble, 32 y. East State street. DeSoto sedan. E. W. Pfahler. 121 Jefferson avenue northwest, Ford sedan. E. D. Dunlop, 537 Eleventh street northeast, Pontiac coach. William Barnett. 123 Fourth street southwest, Chevrolet sedan. E. H. Duenow, City, Terraplane coach. Mrs. Esther C. Haase. 704 South Federal avenue, Oldsmobile sedan. T. R. Woods, 44 River Heights, Plymouth sedan. A. L. Wistley, 307 Eighth street southeast, Plymouth coach. Mrs. Hazel K. Dalquist. 113 Delaware avenue southeast, Dodge se dan. C. K. Foote. 203 Second street southeast, Plymouth coach. E A S Y - T O - C L E A H B R O I L E R Makes b r o i l i n g as easy as frj-in;;. Smokeless, non-spattering. S P E C I A L S ' ! 5 9 ficg. $1.95 1.1K in. I ] 0 i n . WHISTLING TEA KETTLE C H R O M I U M f l K p l a t e d . 4-ql. pize. A p r o v e n convenience. S P E C I A L SJ9J Reg. 82.95 DOUBLE BOILERS ^mpcoved d e s i g n . H e a t - p r o o f bakelitc knob. S P E C , A L 1-qt. S 1 ] .39 Rc ( . $1.75 2-qt. $1.79 iu». J2.25 3 - P I E C E C O V E R E D P A N S E T ], 2 and 3.qt. sizes. Inset covers prevent boiling over. Flat bottoms. S P E C I A L R e p . S3.on C U R R I E - V A N NESS CO. C. J. Mott, 612 South Federal avenue, Dodge truck. Harold Wegener. Nora Springs, Ford truck. Hiram Shook, Clear Lake, Plymouth sedan. E. M. Armentrout, Clear Lake, Tcrmplane coach. S. L. Rugland, Y. M. C. A.. Ford sedan. H. E. Holt, 313 Hampshire avenue northeast, Ford pickup. J. W. McNulty. 853 Fifth street northwest, Ford coupe. C. R. Connelly, 510 Washington avenue southwest, Chevrolet sedan. International Harvester company, City, International pickup. Carl A. Holvik, 415 Madison avenue northwest. Dodge sedan and Dodge truck. Lillie M. Bailey, Clear Lake, Dodge sedan. Gerald S. Skipton, 61S Massachusetts avenue southeast. Ford coach. M. R. Doidge, 702 Van Buren avenue northwest, Ford sedan. H. B. Adams, Clear Lake, Plymouth sedan. J. B. Cowan, 119 \i East State street, Pontiac coupe. Dorothy Wallace, Clear Lake. Oldsmobile coupe. H. E. Romey, 42S First street southeast, Chevrolet sedan. E. E. Ludwig, Clear Lake. Chevrolet, sedan.' W. P. Duncan, 814 North Federal avenue, Chevrolet coupe. Norman Stillwell, 642 Jersey avenue southeast, Plymouth coupe. C. I. Snyder, 1015 First street northwest, Buick sedan. Ben Hitzhusen, Carterville, Ford coach. Frank P. Garvey, Manly, Pontiac coach. William N. Gross, 218 Eighth street southeast, Plymouth coach. Lewis Sedlocek, Clear Lake, Chevrolet coach. . Mrs. Don Shields. 2504 Washington avenue southwest, Plymouth coupe. James A. Lerrey, 415 Fifth street northwest, Chevrolet coach. Fred J. Ebeling. 1209 First street southwest, Chevrolet sedan. L. N. Mufeld, Dougherty. International truck. Ray Van Winkle, 125 Fourth street northwest, Chevrolet sedan. B. J. Broers, route 3, Dodge sedan. Harry Pethick, Clear Lake, Buick sedan. C. Louise Clausen, Clear Lake, Dodge sedan. Mark Schmidt, Rockford, Plymouth coach. Mason City Brick and Tile company, City, Plymouth coach. Walter T. Sherman. 1130 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, Chevrolet coupe. Eino Hansen, 123 Fourth street southwest, Chevrolet coupe. Lloyd Roberts, 21S Fourth street northeast, Chevrolet sedan. Quaker Oats company, Hotel Hanford. Chevrolet sedan. M. L. Fcsslcr. 522 Fifteenth street southeast. Chevrolet sedan. Meyer Funeral Home. 213 Fifth street southeast, Mcteor-LaSallc ambulance ' By GEOKGE MILLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DBS MOINES-- Men's private lives are even more sacred after death than they were in life in the eyes of Edgar R. Hal-Ian, curator of the historical department of Iowa. Harlan, who has tramped the fields and pages of Iowa history more than any other living person was looking back on a not inconsequential history of his own--27 years as curator of the state historical I department. His roost recent 6 year appointment in his present job was completed last Thursday. Abril 30. i_Tbe board of trustees of the his- .orical department is expected to consider his re-appointment when t meets within the next few weeks, probably in June. Researchers who have sought to .ise extensive private papers of famous lowans which have been col- ected by Harlan in building up the state's historical collection have ;ound the curator most exacting in his demands for care in the use of the material. Only upon requisition from the curator himself arc such persons permitted to check through letters in the Senator Allison collection, for example. After collecting the material needed, the applicant must agree to submit proofs of the material written around excerpts from the papers. Human Reputations Delicalc. "Human lives and reputations are delicate things, especially when a man is dead," Harlan said in explaining his demands for accuracy. He cited one example in which a researcher obtained 38 items from one Iowa individual's private papers for use in the biography of an eastern senator. Checking of the proofs against the papers themselves revealed errors in 17 of the items, he said. Any two hours with Harlan is a trip down through the ages of Iowa history. Political stalwarts of the past live againi buffalo roam the prairies, the rcdman hews his life out of the lush Iowa wilderness, the pioneer mother whirrs her spinning wheel, and lists of dead from the battlefields of the Civil war arc read by a sorrowing people. Not only has Harlan pored over records and literally gone out into the field seeking historical data-he even has dug deeply into the minds of old Iowa Indians, bringing to light facts about the early aboriginals that the Indians themselves even had forgotten. Ancient Indian Games. Harlan's work in reviving ancient church The sal,- of tickets got under wav Monday for UK- concert In be- s ivrn by the St. Olaf « choir at tbi-'hixh school auditorium Friday evening at 8 o'clock. The choir, shown in the picture above, is under the direction or Oscar K. Ovcrliy. ___ _ _ with aged tribesmen, Harlan among other things rediscovered certain ancient Indian games. One of these, a 'icket game played with sticks and an oddly shaped "ball" after the fashion of Lacrosse, was taken up and used as a girls' game by' playground officials in DCS Moines. Yet this type of recreation was unknown to the younger Indians and had long: been forgotten by the old men until they remembered it in Harlan's discussions with them. Harlan's knowledge of Indian culture and lore was given a head start by an uncle of his mother, Aaron Ward Harlan, who died in 1908 in his one hundredth year. The earlier Harlan, the curator's . father and mother several generations before had come from "the same stock, knew Indian languages and were personally acquainted with such now legendary Indians as Keokuk and Poweshiek. The younger Harlan's enthusiasm for early Indian life was fired by his contact with his great-uncle, and from this background the present curator has developed into one of the best known authorities midwest. on Indian life in the games of the Meskwakie Indians at Tama is a case in point. In his talk Born In Indiana. Harlan. who was born in Indiana Feb. 28, 1S69. was brought to Iowa in 1873. His father was a farmer in Van Buren county. "I do not have an ancestor who was nota farmer." the curator said. In 1SS7 he enrolled in the preparatory department at Drake university. In 18S9 he was back at Keosauqua from hif where he was graduated li school in 1SS.9. The next three years were spent tcachin; school, "after which he returned to Drake to enter the law department. He was graduated and was admitted to the bar in 1896. went back to Keosauqua to be elected county attorney twice. In 1902, after completing his second term, he went into private practice. In 1907 he came to Des Moines to become assistant to Curator Charlc Aldrich. Mr. Aldrich died the follow ing year and Harlan was appoints acting curator. inted Sept. 29, 1900, h urator by Governor larroll and he has held the post ver since. Believes in Monuments. The curator believes in monti- nents to the great, but of a differ- nt kind than those hewn out of .tone. An individual is remembered ar better for what he was and what ie did through his papers and pcr- ional effects than through a mau- loleum, he said, and the best "monuments" therefore are such collec- ions. The Iowa state historical building has hundreds of such iudi- ;idual collections, through which ,he history and traditions-of the state are 'being presen ed. Harlan tells a story of one old lowan who was loath to part with this world's goods but who had somehow spent $.1.800 for a monument at his father's grave in the cemetery. This individual also owned a herd of buffalo, and Harlan wanted one to be added to the department's collection. The ' owner, however, would not give him an animal until Harlan "iointed out that his exhibit in the returned to Hanlontown. They then moved to Milwaukee, Wis., and in 1930 the family moved back to Hanlontown for the third time. He was a blacksmith. He leaves his wife, scvc-n children, Elmer of Chadron. Neb., Chester of Milwaukee, Esther Mowers of Elmhurst, 111., Ethel Oredson ot Fertile, Raymond, John and Mad- clyn of Hanlontown; four grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. Burial was made in Brush Point cemetery. WIN $500 CASH Or $250--Or $100 What well-known Georgia town does RAYSCOWS spell when thn letters are properly arranged'.' Kush your answer on a POSTCARD to Contest Manager of American Life, Dawson, Ga., and you will get an opportunity to win one of 20 cash prizes to be awarded in the Georgia Cities Game. EXCLUSIVE WITH US historical building could include the athcr's name and therefore would be a much hotter memorial than the expensive gravestone. Gets Meal Back"I don't usually give anything away." the buffalo owner said, "but I'll let you have one under those circumstances if you have the ani- butchercd and the meal is turned over to me." Since all he wanted were the hide and bones. Harlan readily agreed, and the buffalo has boon an inhabitant of the historical museum ever nee. Treasures in the historical building probably have a monetary value of $6,000.000, Harlan said, with a sentiment worth many times that. There is no way from a historical standpoint, for instance, he said, to place a value on the newspaper files in the collection. Files of at least two papers from each county arc kept here, and thus a permanent record of Iowa history is being maintained, he said. Probably the most valuable item in the elaborate collections under Harlan's supervision js the commis- sion that was issued to Gen. G. M. Dodge promoting hrm to the rank of brigadier general. The general had it in his pocket when he was wounded at Atlanta. The blood from nis head wound ran down and sat uratccl the form. Discolored by Blood. This commission, discolored by the blood of its recipient and bearing the signatures of both President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton, is one of the most valuable war relics in existence in the world today, Harlan said. Almost everywhere else, younger :neu are considered better employes. Not so in the historical department. There a large part of the force is rich in age as well as Iowa tradition. Even a janitor is a Meskwakie Indian who helps out the curator when the latter is unable to figure out the origin or meaning of an Indian name. Indian culture is not the blood curdling warwnoop. thieving and marauding, and the inevitable scalp of wildwest fiction, Harlan warns. "Indian culture is human culture," he says. "I do not encourage digging up Indian graves to determine how they lived. But I do encourage teaching that they are human beings and that 100 years ago they were about the same as my own ancestors." HICKOK PRODUCTS John Strandquist, 59, Hanlontown, Is Buried; Wife, 7 Children Left HANLONTOWN--The funeral for John Strandquist. 59. who hanged himself at his home here was held Friday afternoon at the Lutheran diurch, conducted by the Rev. H. E. Okland. A mixed quartet sang and Leslie Larson sang a solo. John Peterson Strandquist was born in Sweden April 18, 1S77. He came to Chicago in 1898. He was married to Miss Minnie Benson on Sept. 29, 1899. About 1907 they moved Eagle to Hanlontown, later to Grove, from where they %.qoi/don't feel .. ' /a* BAR neuj fallow' you! t go taut or floppy, trousers can't, simple Acf/on- Not an extra stitch Yef full free action -in Hickok-sryled Spring's colors. alers. Test 'em This Q U A L I T Y · J E R V I C t · J A T I S F A C T i O M ABEL SON INC. AT NUMBER »EVEN S O U T H FtPERM- Q_^F THE W I N N E R of the 500-mile Indianapolis classic, Kelly Petillo, says: "Camels hit the spot. I've found that smoking Camels -- during and after,meals--goes a long -way in helping keep my digestion in good shape." Camels set you right! WOMAN'S WORK is never done, according to the old saying. Mrs. Frank Smith is a typical modern homemaker. "Camels make food taste better," says Mrs. Smith. "My digestion works smoothly when I smoke Camels during meals." ALL ABOARD! Away from home, a business man meets many conditions thac upset the normal routine of digestion. Camels stimulate good digestion no matter where you arc. Smoke them for digestion's sake. Camels never jangle your nerves. M A S T E R W E L D E R -- Dan Rafferty has a job ·where good digestion counts. He needs a steady hand and a steady eye. "Smoking Camels helps my digestion," says Dan. "Camels taste mild and rich." Turn !O Camels--for digestion's sake. EION'S SAKE CAMELS. SECRETS OF THE DEEP. "Camels make food taste better and digest better." says Henry Sicmcr, master diver. "That tasty Camel flavor is made to order for me." ONE OF THE PLEASANTEST EXPERIENCES of modern life is shown at the right. Leisurely diners at Jacques Trench Restaurant in Chicago enjoy such dishes as Baked Oysters a la. Jacques and the other specialties of the house. And here again Camels are preferred for the flavor of their costlier tobaccos! *'Camel cigarettes are most popular here," Jacques himself (left) observes. "Camels are clearly the favorite with those who know fine living." t.^t '* ··.Site Smoking Camels Encourage!! Good Digestion, Good Fueling .. · Increases Alkalinity Modern days arc trying. Nerves get "wound up."Hurry,worry,aod strain tend to interfere -with normal processes of digestion. It is a scientific fact that smoking Camels has an alkalizing effect, through increasing the flow of the alkaline digestive fluids, helping to keep digestion on its proper course. You sense a comforting "lift" and feeling of well-being as you enjoy the delicate flavor of your Camel. You can smoke Camels steadily. With their matchless blend of costlier tobaccos, Camels never get on your nerves or tire your taste. · Camels are made from finer, MORE EXPENSIVE TOBACCOS...Turkish and DomesJic...than any other popular brand.

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