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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 9, 1934
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AIAY 9 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THIRTEEN Mason City's Calendar May 10--P. T. A. council presents Grace Sloan Overton at the Y. W. C. A. in a lecture at 8 o'clock. May 11--"Pomander Walk," senior class play, to be given at high school auditorium at 8:15 o'clock. May 13--Mother's day. May 14--Last Civic Music association concert, presented by Civic orchestra. Miss Ilza Niemack of Charles City, soloist. May 21--Edward A. O'Neal, president of Federal Farm Bureau federation to address district meeting in Mason City. m Here Mason City Investigate our paint price before buying. Sam Raizes Dept. Store. Mrs. Henry Cahill, who lives on ji farm north of Mason City, is showing satisfactory recovery from a major operation she underwent at the St. Mary's hospital at Rochester, Minn., according to word received by the family here. Fine, strong, homegrown vegetable plants, all kinds. Kembles Greenhouse. Ph. 55. Mrs. A. G. Holstein, former resident of Mason City, arrived from Burlington to spend a few days with Dr. and Mrs. W. E- Long, 232 Fifth street northwest. Fifty foot length garden hose, complete with fittings, ?2.49 and up. Mason City Hardware Co. Mrs. J. Emerson Decker, 88 Linden drive, is- recuperating at her home after an operation at Mercy hospital. June Bride, confidential; see In- vesters Syndicate and Colliers- American. A group of 29 from Loncrock, including the high school junior and senior classes, under the supervision of Supt. L. E. Godfrey, Wednesday visited the Globe-Gazette and- several other industries in Mason City. j Free! A registered key ring and tag. Call at Jordan-Fields store, 112 S. Fed. The Y. M. C- A. boys' department will hold a hike Saturday, leaving the Y. M. C. A. at 10:30 o'clock in the morning. Boys have been asked to take lunches. Glenn Fessenden and Fred Dalvey were the first to sign up for the i Y. M. C. A. camp at Clear Lake. The first 33 to sign up will be automatically become members of the "Mystery 33" club. MRSJSAN, 28, DIES HERE Succumbs at Home of Parents Following Lingering Illness. Mrs. Rita Pauline Keeoan, 28, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Moore, who reside two miles north of Mason City at 12:30 o'clock noon Wednesday, following a lingering illness which began last October. Mrs. Keenan had resided in Mason City for the past eight years, having come here from Winterset, .where she was born March 11, 1905. Surviving Mrs. Keenan are her husband, John and infant daughter of 14 months, Joanne Marie and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Moore, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Keenan and Mary Moore and one brother, Kenneth Moore, all of Mason City. Funeral arrangements .had not been completed Wednesday. The body was taken to the Meyer funeral home. JUDGE DENIES FACKLIS TEMPORARY BEER PERMIT CITY WINS FIRST HEARING; CASE TO BE TRIED MAY 18 Dibble Argues City Council Has Discretionary Powers. The city of Mason City won the j opening bout of the campaign car-' ried on by John J. Facklis, operator or the High Life pool hall, to regain his beer permit wh-en on Wednesday morning Judge M. F. Edwards entered his decision, denying temporary relief pending the outcome of the majidamus action. The hearing on the petition of Mr. Facklis, asking a mandamus, commanding the city council to issue a permit, has been set for May 18. Hoping to obtain a temporary order, giving him permission to sell beer pending the outcome of the main case, Facklis came into court before Judge Edwards late Tuesday afternoon through his attorney, L. L. Forbes. City Solicitor Lester C. Dibble defended the city's position. Never Ruled On. The contention of Mr. Forbes was that the council acted in an arbitary manner that was not in conformity with the statutes, which he quoted as stating that the city council "shall" grant a permit. This question, he said, had never been ruled on in Iowa and that the case would have to be decided on its merits without the guidance of precedence. Mr. Dibble argued that while the statute said "shall" it qualified this with the requirement that the applicant be a person of good, moral character. "And certainly," he added, "the statute makes moral character a discretionary matter. And if the council has this discretionary power then this mandamus does not lie." Asked New Rights. Mr. Dibble pointed out further that Facklis was not entitled to temporary relief under the law for he was coming into court not as s. person from whom certain rights had been taken and asking the court to continue them, but as one who was asking the creation of new rights which he did not already have. His failure to have a beer permit was due to the fact that the council had not issued one and not because of the cancellation of any permit, Mr. Dibble pointed out. The Facklis action against the city was started as result of the action of the city council Monday in denying his application for another beer permit. W.A.~Wood,68Jormer Cerro Gordo Farmer, Dies in Washington Word was received in Mason City Wednesday of the death of W. A. Wood, 68, former resident of Cei-ro Gordo county, who succumbed to heart disease at Yakima, Wash. Mr. Wood was born oh a farm near Rockwell and resided a number of years near Owens Grove before emigrating to Yakima. He was married to Minnie Cardwell. His wife and two sons and two daughters survive him. Burial will be at Yakima. STRAWS Showing Which Way the Wind Blows Four Men Are Fined in Police Court on Intoxication Charges Four men were fined on charges of intoxication Monday by John C. Shipley, police judge. Ray McCormick. 116 Seventh street northeast, was fined S25 and costs. He was arrested at Second street and South Federal avenue early Monday morning. Charles Scott, 239 Ninth street southeast, Reuben Plummer, 117 Jefferson avenue southwest, and William Powell, 321 Second street southwest, were each fined S10 and costs, Scott and Plummer were arrested at their homes Sunday but Powell was arrested at Fourteenth street and North Federal avenue. Clarence Willis. Manly, forfeited a SI bond which he posted about 9 o'clock Sunday evening \vhen arrested for driving through a stop sign at the intersection of Second street and South Federal avenue. Avis Gregory Will Succeed Alma Davis as Child Librarian The board of trustees of the Mason City public library Tuesday evening accepted the resignation of Miss Alma Davis as children's librarian with an expression of apprecia- ;ion for the quality of work she has accomplished with the young people. Miss Davis has been children's librarian since September, 1927. Miss Avis Gregory, who has been away from the library this year on a leave of absence, studying at Western Reserve University library school, was appointed to fill the vacancy. The board discussed methods of reducing expenditures. Instead of closing during the summer evenings at 6 o'clock as last year, the board decided to close on Mondays during June, July and August. The hours of closing are approximately the same as last year and it was thought that people would prefer to be able to go to the library in the cool of the evening between 6 and 8 o'clock and would miss an entire day less than to have the library closed in the evenings. Closing the stations was thoroughly discussed but it was decidec to make the savings in service and books. By E. A. N. ~ Traveling is done for an infinite variety of purposes. Sjme seek the spots of natural grandeur. Others plod through galleries to gaze at the Sistine Madonnas, world famous cathedrals and other works of the masters. Still others go for the playgrounds. J. E. E. Markley, who has seen ·nuch of the wonders of the world and whose letters on a cruise of the southern hemisphere are running :urrently in the Globe-Gazette, ;D:I leaving home last fall voiced a^new attraction in traveling. "Just think," he said. "Not a thing ;o do for six months but play bridge." JUSTICE WON CASE FOR MAKKLEY Mr. Markley's record as a trial lawyer for a half a century stands unique in this" section. His experiences would fill a book of interest- ng episodes. Among the first cases tried by Mr. Markley was to defend Earl Calhoun of Worth county on the charge of stealing four calves sometime in the eighties. Earl's father, J. C. Calhoun. nephew of the renown statesman of :hat name, operated a farm and ran a store in the southern part of Worth county. The elder Mr. Calhoun was the type of man who would walk 10 miles to pay a note when due and, of course, the charge against his son was a crushing blow. The officers, however, seemed to lave the evidence. They had found the tracks in the snow and followed them to the Calhoun home. The situation looked bad and Mr. Calhoun engaged Mr. Markley to defend his son. The case came up in preliminary hearing before a Norwegian justice of peace at Northwood. whose name, somehow, has been lost to posterity, Mr. Markley allowed the state to put on its witnesses in the case and then announced the defendant would not testify. "Examine your witness," the justice commanded Mr. Markley. 'The defendant waives examination," said Mr. Markley. The justice continued to insist that young Calhoun be placed on the witness stand. Mr. Markley started raising the question of constitutional rights, declaring that under the constitution of the United States the witness did not have to testify. "A'l right if you won't put him on I will," answered the justice, who then called Calhoun to the stand. 'Now Earl," he began, "Did you or did you not steal those calves?" "I did not," was the answer. "Very well," was the astonishing answer of the justice. "This court finds you not guilty and you are discharged." It took several minutes for the Mason City lawyer to recover his equanimity and realize what had taken place. CUMMINGS CITES A LITTLE HISTOIil' Judge A. H. Cummhigs, who was mayor of Mason City for four years 40 years ago, enjoys comparing the present city council operations with the way the}- did things back in the old days. "Not that we didn't have our arguments then too, but nothing like it is now," he said. "1 had less wrangling in my four years as mayor than the present council has had the last year." Ss;i KV. NUT COAL $7.00 STOKER C rn NUT tpU.OU Suitable for Spring Fires Consolidated Coal Co. I'honc 117B WHEN MONTAGUE VISITEIc MASON CITY Mrs. Ella C. Cliggitt recalls vivid- ly the last visit to Mason City of Jimmy Montague, son of a Mason City banker, who became a nationally known newspaper columnist. That was about 20 years ago when Jimmy was employed by the Hearst papers arid doing some traveling in connection with his duties. Mrs. Cliggitt recalls having a bowl full of fudge on the occasion of Montague's visit. Neither the columnist nor John Cliggitt, her husband, however, touched the fudge during their evening's confer'--e. Montague, however, had to catch an early train and did not stay long. As he rose to go he emptied the contents of the fudge bowl into his huge overcoat pockets, laughed and left. Although little more than five feet in height. Jimmy always wore a man's overcoat to facilitate his efforts to sleep comfortably in a day coach. In those days, at least, he always maintained he never could :tand a sleeper. But nothing that Jimmy ever did pleased Mrs. Cliggitt more than the snatching of her bowl of candy. SHORT SPEAKS TO ASSOCIATION Candidate for Governor in Address Before Welfare Organization. To get the people of Iowa to take charge of their own government was given by Wallace M. Short of Sioux City as the only reason he has entered the race for the governorship of Iowa in an address delivered to more than 200 members of the Welfare Workers Co-operative association of Mason City at the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday evening. "The people of Iowa ought to have control of the government at Des Moines. whereas it is really controlled by a few who live west of Des Moines and who are agents of big financial money changers who have been in charge for many years," he said. * Urges Organization. "If the people of Iowa are to do anything to save their homes and the future of their children they have got to organize." Mr. Short is campaigning for the republican nomination as governor but in his plea for a combination of agricultural and laboring elements in Iowa he said he would work with any man, republican or democrat "who is a good American citizen." "The people of Iowa in the last few years have broken the shackles of partisanship,'* he said. "Now ii is a question of getting the people to see the light. I am in this fight to give you the chance to do the thing by legal methods you triod to do on the highways during the farmers' holiday. Makes No Promises, "I am long past the point where ) will go out and make promises. All I pledge to the people of Iowa is that if I go into the state hous-3 the people of Iowa will walk into the state house and it is theirs. "This is our country,, a place for all to be happy in, not a place for a few to get rich in. The roan in overalls has the same human rights as the property owner." In speaking of the governors' conferences during the past yeai and a half, Mr. Short said, "Haven't we anybody in Iowa who will talk for us when outside the state? Says They Failed, "Legislators were at Des Moines this winter for four months, drawing their salaries on borrowed money, when everything that was done could have been finished in three weeks. When the legislature convened the amendment of the mor- ateorium, which was intended to kid people along until March 1, 1935, Harry B. Swan SWAN CONDEMNS POLITICAL ANGLE OF CLARK'S CASE Attorney General Candidate Calls It "Persecution," Not Prosecution. An unmistakable inference that :he state administration, through :he attorney general's office, has been Indulging in a persecution, rather than a prosecution. of E. W. C l a r k , state insurance c o m m i s sioner, was contained in a talk g i v e n Wednesday noon by H a r r y B. Swan of Atlantic, republican candidate for attorney general. The Mason City man's name was not mentioned b u t the inference was plain. The early part of Mr. Swan's talk was given over to a discussion of the attorney general's duties and a vigorous insistence that political bias should have no part in the administration of what is supposed to be a disinterested department of justice. Criticizes New Deal 1'hilosophy. Later he entered upon a criticism of the philosophy and methods of the "new deal," maintaining that departure from constitutional lights and guarantees have not been justified by the pretext or by results. The policy of a curtailed food production was particularly assailed. "We have seen," said Mr. Swan in his reference to the present attor ney general's office, "certain proceedings against officials who had been appointed or elected to important office. In one case with which you are familiar, we have seen an official's hands tied by an effort to cut off his remuneration and salary and have found from the court's decisions that said proceedings were not justified. Discredited by Courts. "In fact, the supreme court found that the method of procedure was not one which properly raised the questions if there had been any merit to the proceeding. "Such conditions and persecutions by the attorney general may not be conducive to the belief that the of fice which he heads is a departmen ,of justice, and in my opinion tha should be avoided." Mr. Swan declared that the de partment of the attorney genera should keep in mind that there i only a small percentage of differ ence between the number of resi dents of the state who selected hin was the chief business. They did ev erything except to amend the mor atorium. "If ever since the Civil war ther has been an American job to do, i is here now. When the moratoriuir ends and the people finds out thi program is not going to save thei homes, then they will need to stani together to get economic equality. The most popular color for topau. gems tones is a rich orange yellow somewhat resembling the color o sherry wine. F.G. Murphy, M.D. Glasses, Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat. AU diseases caused by incorrect food balance. Nutrition laboratory, Office over Michael Drug Store Rent Case Settled in District Court Bernice O'Neill's action against George Klaasen was dismissed Wednesday by Judge M. F. Edwards after attorneys agreed settlement stipulating that the defendant shall pay $200 rent due under the terms of the lease now in force between the two parties. Klaasen is a tenant on a farm belonging to the plaintiff about five miles south of Mason City. Jurors who had been chosen to try the case were excused and directed to report Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock with the rest of the panel drawn for duty during the April term. We Heartily Recommend the Westinghouse For YOUR HOUSE "Every House Needs WESTINGHOUSE" SMALL DOWN PAYMENT LONG EASY TERMS Evenings by Appointment CURRIE-VAN NESS CO. DEALER FOU Mason City - Clear Lake - Manly - Nora Springs i or office and the number who by heir ballots did not express themselves as favorable to him. and both should be entitled to equal consideration. An Important Office. "The office of attorney general is 'ar more important to the people of the state than is generally considered, for the advice given by that official relates to a business that spends from 15 to 20 million dollars a year," Mr. Swan said. "The people should be interested in obtain- ng the best counsel possible, just as a private business of that kind A'ould be so interested. "In referring to those figures. 1 am not including the highway or iruor commissions. Under the law, he attorney general is responsible Tor the acts of all assistants, rc- j;rdless of what departments to ' '-'i they may be attached. Nor lave I included the amounts admin- stered closed banks nor the mil- ions of dollars regulated in the banking and insurance dcpart- nents." Refers to Sales Tax Killings. Mr. Swan also directed an attack in "conflicting opinions in connec- ion with the application of the sales tax recently enacted through :he efforts of the democratic administration." "Here we find rulings, first one vay and then another, coming from :he department of justice and the :ax commission. Such a result must x either from faults in the law '.tself or by reason of misunderstanding or haste in the department of justice," Mr. Swan said. "Of course, misunderstanding will ·esult in a conflict of decisions. From the conflict resulting from these rulings, there seems to be a considerable question as to whether the officials understand the law." Against machine Building. Mr. Swan declared no incumbent in the office of attorney general should attempt to build up a political organization, either for himself or any special faction. The efforts of the office, on the contrary, he said, should V = to keep fully abreast of the law so that the advice and opinions given arc sound and proper based wholly upon the law and without -ny political prejudices. Mr. Swan was presented by Garfield Brecsc, who paid high compliment to his ability. Announcement was made of a benefit program to be given next Tuesday night by the Nashua Lions club in its sponsorship of a community baseball team. Attention was also directed to the district Lions convention to be held at Keokuk June 22 and 23. Dr. Harold W. Morgan of the Mercy hospital medical staff was elected into membership in the club Howard Knesel received from Pres ident W. L. Nichols a key citation for his service to the club in th membership field. Wool production in 20 northern and southern hemisphere countries which produce SO per cent of the world total was S per cent less ii 1933 than the record production in 1932. RE- SERVICE IN IOWA S REORGANIZED State to Be Divided Into 15 Districts, Local Man Learns. Hans C. Pfund, reemploymcnt di- cctor for Iowa, has announced an nportant reorganization for the re- mploymcnt service effective May 1, iccording to the information ro- eived by E. L. Siesscger, Ccrro lordo county rcemploymcnt officer. This reorganization consists main- y in a division of the state into 10 istriets consisting of three to nine ounties each. These districts are ndcr the complete supervision of istrict managers appointed from he experienced state personnel. The mnagers arc in turn subject to the upcrvision of two field supervisors nd to the general orders of the di- ector. This new set-up gives the icople of Iowa assurance of a more fficient and better supervised serv- cc. County Local Unit. The county remains as the local mit of the reemployment service, nasmuch as placements are made ·'xclusivcly through the county of- ices, all employment contacts will, as in the past, be made through .hese offices. Attention is called to .he fact, however, that the present organization provides a more efficient and a more sensitive clearance of labor between and among counties in the case of a shortage in a given county. This brings workers nto closer contact with the market 'or their particular services throughout the state. The service is also better than ever prepared to give special at- ;ention to the placement of all types of labor with private industry. This applies to highly specialized and skilled labor as well as to common labor. Urges Co-Operation. Mr. Pfund urges continued co-op eration of the people of Iowa in waging the war against uncmploy- nent. This is especially important at the present time when many P. W. A. projects are getting under way and many private industries arc expanding their labor forces. "All unemployed men and women should be registered with the service in their respective counties anc should keep in active contact by reporting at least once a month, Mr Pfund stated. "Employers and pros pective employers should aval themselves of the opportunity t obtain qualified and deserving laboi ers, temporary, permanent, skillet or unskilled, by making their need known to the re-employment servic in their counties at once. It is to b remembered that this service is pro vided free of charge to both work ers and employers." Algona Kiwanis Club Will Present Program Here Thursday Night The Algona Kiwanis club will resent a program for the local Ki, f anis club at :in interclub session 'hursday evening at. 7 o'clock in lotcl Hanford. The Algona club is 100 per cent club and has had even meetings so far this year at ·hich attendance has been 100 per cnt. 'Members of the organization ave indicated they expect to have 00 pei" cent attendance at the iceting here. The local club will mit its regular Thursday noon ses- ion. 'AULFRELUND GOES TO JAIL ii a b 1 e to Furnish Bond on Extortion Charge Brought Here. Paul M. Freiuna, unable to I'ur- lish the bond set by Commissioner Charles W. Barlow upon being held o the federal grand jury on an ex- ortion charge, has been taken"to Fort Dodge and placed in the Web- ter county jail until disposition of he case is made. The youth, who continues to deny hat he wrote the extortion letter o Jay Decker, demanding 532,465 n "used five and ten dollar bills, lot serially marked, bills in circula- ion" was taken into custody here iy F. J. Thiede, Fort Dodge, deputy United States marshal. The next session of the federal grand jury in this district is at Sioux City May 2-!. If the matter is not taken up at that time the case vill be presented to the grand jury at the opening of the term at Fort Dodge June 12. Tobacco, owing to the high rate of duty when in any manufactured form, is mostly imported in the leaf nto the United States. CASH REGISTERS SUPPLIES UEPAIKS P. B. SAWTELLEl Phone 1743 1520 S. Del. Phone Ate-Ate-Ate BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE Great Heart is fine fuel. You can send us that same kind for next winter. It sure did all you said it would. QUALITY COAL ONLY FIRESIDE FUEL COMPANY REALLY FRESH COFFEE IS GROUND BEFORE YOUR EYES SELECfED FROM THE FINEST COFFEES GROWN . . . BLENDED THREE \VAYS TO SUIT EVERY TASTE X bs. MILD AND MELLOW RICH AND FULL-BODIED VIGOROUS AND WINEY

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