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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 4, 1939
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8 TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1339 MACHINE HOES SOUTHERN CANE Roar of Tractors Sound Death Knell of Negro Laborers NEW ORLEANS, (U.R)--The roai- o£ tractors and the rattle of strange machinery sounds the death knell of the hoe, the plow, the mule, the machete and the Negro in this nation's broadest sugar cane fields. Latest of additions to sugar's "machine age" is the mechanical hoe and stubble digger invented by G. D. Longman, owner of a 200 acre plantation near Franklin. Longman's 100 pound machine performs a delicate task it was believed the Negro and his sharp hoe never would surrender: It breaks the crust around cane stubble in'the spring, it combs out the grass and it gives the young cane 14 air" to grow. Allan Ramsey, Wurtele, Annapolis graduate, announced last year the successful tests o[ a mechanical cane cutter that cut, topped and trimmed cane as fast as 100 Negroes could do Hie work. Plow With Tractors Mechanical plows never have been a problem on sugar plantations. Tractors and gang plows work perfectly on the level, long vows. Several years ago, "plow. hands" felt the growing competition of the tractor and plow. Now the mechanical "hoehand" and the cane-cutter offer insurmountable opposition to the 60,000 or more Negroes who make their living from sugar cane. Mechanical cultivation obviously is cheaper. It ends c time element that is important in the growth of cane. In the spring, it is necessary to hoe cane as soon as possible that it may attain as much growth as possible before summer droughts set in. Jn late fall, a freeze can plunge a planter deeply into debt overnight. Sometimes in the spring and fall, labor is not plentiful and money is lost. It always has been thus--a successful crop was dependent upon available labor. Stales Also Replaced The hoeing machine does the work of 50 Negroes and 100 mules; the cutter the work of 100 Negroes. . Thomas Babington JVIacauley of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, and Alby J. Stevens, of Buena Vista sugar plantation and factory near Tucuman, Argentina, along with 100 sugar planters recently w a t c h e d a completely mechanized sugar plantation demonstration near Franklin. The mechanical hoe's fingers pulled the grass from stubble and the cutter harvest "over quota" cane, frost-bitten and hard as Macauley obtained rights to manufacture the cutter in Australia and Stevens said he would recommend adoption of both devices in Argentina. Eventually, planters predict, almost all of the Negroes who hoe and hand-plow the sugar crop will be thrown out of work. What will become of them, sugar men--their crops and profits restricted--don't like to discuss. Sentenced on Charge of Stealing Hose James H. Folcy pleaded guilty to being a common thief late Monday in district court here and was sentenced by Judge M. H. Kepler to pay a SI fine and serve a year in the county jail. The sentence provided that two months after March 16, since which time he has been in jail, he is to be paroled to J. D. Barlow county probation officer. Foley pleaded to a county attorney's information charging him with stealing a pair of woman's hose from the J. C. Penney company store and setting forth that he had twice before been convicted of larceny. NOW... for Your Easter Parties EASTER EGG Cr.N'TEK fECAX ICE CREAM KOLI. fopnlarilv of this desert is 5teadily increasing, Von'll life? the err center tor Easter KABBIT C E N T E R BKtCK ICE C R E A M Children win be especially attracted to this brick of vanilla ice cream with chocolate rabbit center. INDIVIDUAL MOLDS It's * Teal party with molded ice cream. Many to choose from, Including RABBITS CHICKENS EASTER LILIES Flavor-of-the-Month Hutchinson's fresh-fruit STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM Hutchinson's ICE CREAM MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Imperial Egg in U.S. Imperial gold egs, presented as an Easter gift to his wife by Russia's Alexander HI many years ago, before "egg-laying" became a part of American slang, is ou display at the Hammer galleries, i « oV 5 " 1 " doors - eac " inscribed with a numeral to make up the date, 1893, swing open to reveal an ivory miniature of Grand Duke George's estate. Diamonds fit each end. * Grimsley Continues With Athletic Career Sketches Begins With Track J Team o f ' 2 4 in Talk on KGLO Forum In continuing- his series of recollections about athletes whom he has coached in the Mason City high school and Junior college, Coach J. A. "Judge" Grimsley opened his North Iowa Forum talk on KGLO Monday evening with the track seasson of 1924. His talk follows in par:: » ~ * One o£ our greats was George Baird, one of the great quarter rollers of that time. He would win points for us in quarter mile, 220, 100 yards, and the relays. He went on to the University of fowa and of course made a great name for himself in Big 10 competition. His greatest achievement was winning of the world's championship, U. S. Olympic 1600 meter team in the Olympics of 1028. George is now living in New York City. Joe Lillard I coached Joe Lillard for the 1024-25 season in track. He was one of the great Negro athletes of all time. Joe was, of course, a great football and basketball players as well as one of the finest all-around track men. After high school, Joe plnyed football through freshman year and part of second year at Oregon university under Doctor Spears. He was declared ineligible because of pro baseball playing. He then played with- Chicago Cardinals in the pro league. I believe he was the only colored player that has ever played in that league. Joe has been playing pro basketball with various colored teams and I believe he is now living in Chicago- Herb Grupp was on my 1925 track team as high jumper and quarter miler. He was a fine quarter miler. He was a member o£ our crack mile relay team of Morton, Grupp, Lillard, Baird, who were just beaten by a foot in mile relay in the Stagg meet in Chicago- Herb is now working for the city in the engineering department. Emil Koerber Emil Koerber was one nf our fast sprint boys. He ran the 100 and 220 in fine time. Emil van anchor on our championship orve- half mile relay team of Apland, Kellum, North, Koerber. He was one of the most graceful runners I have seen. He is connected with the Midwest Roofing company in Mason City. Porter North was one o£ our good track men--also played forward on basketball team. Port was on the one-half mile relay state championship team. He is now living in Mason City and is in Joe Daniels' service station. La Val Apland was also member of our one-half mile relay team. La Val was fine 220 man and also ran low hurdles for us. Cecil Kellum was one of our good football players and also a good track man. Cec came here from Fort Dodge high school. He ran on our championship relay team, and was lead off man. Cecil did not go to college. Bryant ·any and is living in Huron, S. Dak. Brice Thomas played guard on my basketball team. Brice was also on the football team. He was big md strong and later went to Uni- -ersity of Iowa where he made i name for himself playing halfback on lov/a's teams. Brice ' is now with the Armour company-and is living in St. Louis. John Moen--was fine basketball forward. He was one of the kind of boys that can be coached. John "^yed forward and was strong and t player. He also was star end football. He later went to Ames where he was varsity end In football. He is now with and high jumpev ,,., ,...^.» ,,.. He played center and guard on «e played center ana guard on l "e nain basketball team. Hughes was fine Waterloo, high hurdler and did a great job at jumping center and then going back to guard position on basketball team. He went on to Iovi» and Competition Creates Rivalry in Math Work OBERL1N. Ohio, (U.R)--There's a jew kind of hero on the campus, ince the Mathematical association f America began to sponsor inter- ollegiate competition in mathe- natics--with silver and gold me- !als as the reward for merit. It is the second year of the com- etition and student interest is aid to be keen--although admit- edly the student body has not hown as much interest in the at- empts to prove a geometric the- rem as in the ability of the local ootball hero to make the winning ouchdown. The first prize is $500. This ward goes to the department of mathematics whose team'wins the ompetition--which consists of wo three hour examinations. Other cash awards, both for teams nd individuals, are offered, as 'ell as medals.. One of the five highest ranking ndividuals is selected to receive a 1,000 scholarship, at Harvard iniversity or Radcliffe college. Centenarian Family -oses Member at 91 LONDON, (U.PJ--The first woman in the centuries of an Essex amily to die before reaching 100 vas killed by a motor car at the age of 91. S h e was Mrs. Julia Maria Varing, and she was looking for- vard confidently to her 100th birthday because in the past 300 .'ears no woman members of her amily has failed to reach that age. The average life of all the farni- y in the past three centuries was 02, allowing for a few members milled in wars. Mrs. Waring was herself healthy and active. Despite her age, she enjoyed going shopping alone. It vas while returning from a visit o a relative that she was knocked down and killed. -- -- --· -»^_ ikj iiuw t y i i i i iviudl Construction company in Mason City. Cecil Boyer played forward on the 1926 team. He was a good hard Dlayer. good at breaking for basket. He later went to Cornell college. He has the Standard Oil station on East State street. Bill Cross Bill Cross was guard on our 1927 and 1928 teams--very good defensive Dlayer. Also was center on football team. Bill is now living in Mississippi. Kermit Larson played guard on 1927 basketball team. One of the best shots we have ever had from far out on the floor. Kermit is now with Mier Wolf Furniture company in Mason City. Bufort Billman clayed guard and was captain. Also played on football team, Bu was nice player good at taking ball off of defensive board. He is now in Mason City working with Douglas McPeak. Bob Morgan came here during basketball season of 192S from Hansell. Bob was a big fine centej about 6 feet 3 inches--tough under basket. He is with Woohvorth company, living in Milwaukee. Earl Lane Earl Lane was forward on teams '28 and '29. One of the fine shots that we have had. Earl had an unusual pivot and a shot that was hard to guard. Earl later went to Carleton college. He is with General Mills company at Omaha Nebr. Harrison Kohl was one of oui finest track men. He won the state mile as a freshman and also was a middle distance runner. He hac the heart to win and this he did most of the time. Harrison wen on to Drake and distingxtishec himself in the 440 and on theii relay teams. He is now living in Des Moincs. Douglas McPeak played guard on our basketball team in 1928 and also played on the Junior college football team. Doug was big and a strong player and is now with the Soft Water service Mason City. Chuck Nance Chuck Nance played center on our '28 and '29 teams. He came here from Belle Plain. I think Chuck was one of the most cleve: passers I have ever coached. I be lieve he is now in Denver, Colo. Elwin Snell was one of our fim forwards on the cage team ; fine shot and a good ball handler He also played a great game halfback for the Junior colle: team. He went on to Ames anc played quarterback (here, as wel ~ ~ second base on the basebal iiugues uryaiu ««^ KLUHU uase on me oaeoal Hughes Bryant was high hurdler team. He played semipro ball for nd high jumper on track team, a couple of years, and is now will the Rath Packing company became an attorney. He is living in Mason City, and in law office with his father. Harvey Bryant. Vincent Ticrnan was n miler and half miler. He wns unfor-1 tunate in having- to run with Harrison Kohl in those same races, but most of the time in those days. Mason City was winning first, second in those events. Vincent is now living in Mason City and works with the highway commission. Leonard Kenny was one of the great low hurdlers. I believe if Kenny had gone on into track competition in college he would have been one of the greatest low hurdlers in the country. Leonard is now living in Southern California. Bunk Isaacson Bunk Isaacson played center on my first high school basketball team. Bunk had a great two handed side shot. He is living in Mason City. Herb Patton was captain and guard on my 1926 team. Herb was a fine ball handler and good shot from the floor. He is now salesman- for the Goodyear Tire com- no 1 ai Don Port Don Port plaved guard on oui 1929 basketball team. I believi Don shot the winning baske against Charles; City in the distric tournament at Waterloo . . . with the Mason City Tent Awning company. Phillip Thurtle was a great ex ample of what competitive athletics will do for a boy. AlthougV small and slow, he worked ha and became a fine baskelbal player. He later went to the U vereity of Iowa and played on team there. He is now in the office of the Western Groi company in Mason City. Kg Saw Hobby Brings Carver Distinction WALL1NGFORD, Vt.. \1.K-- Birney Bntchcllor's hobby of mnk ing things jig-saw ha gained htm distinction. Beginnin at the age of 12, now, at 73. h carves beautiful furniture, hold the degree of doctor of scicnc from Middlebury college, has 5 patents on pneumatic tube sys terns, and has been given meda! by France and the Franklin Insti tute of Philadelphia for the de velopment of these systems. 3ar Admits Attorney After Long Practice SALT LAKE CITY, (U.R)--After years of practicing law, State Senator Silas E. Tanner believed t was about time for him to take he state bar examination. For almost a quarter of a cen- ury, Tanner has acted as Wayne county attorney. His office permitted him to practice, but not privately, as an attorney. "I didn't think I could pass the examination," he said. He took it, ·ecently, however, and passed with wnors. The Utah supreme court nstalled him as a practicing lawyer, the state senate adjourning to attend the ceremonies. During the World war, Tanner acted as appeal attorney for the government. He served in the Utah house of representatives in 1919 and in the senate in 1937. Soda Jerking Denied Status as Vocation PITTSBURGH, (UP.)--The Pittsburgh board of education doesn't recognize soda jerking as a vocation, hence, future mixer-uppers will not be able to display a diploma as proof of their technical ability to whip up a double frosted malted chocolate. The decision to keep soda jerking outside the realm of trades occupied by bricklaying and plumbing was made by the board when it was asked to appropriate $1,455 to equip a soda fountain classroom in the city's new vocational school. Board members branded the soda jerking class an unnecessary "frill" when they turned thumbs down on the appropriation. Backache? Try Flushing Excess Poisons And Acid Thru Kidneys And Stop Getting Up Nights 35 CENTS PROVES IT "When your kidneys are overtaxed and your bladder is irritated and passage scanty and o f t e n smarts and burns, you may need Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Capsules, a f i n e harmless s t i m u l a n t and dt- l i r e l i c tliDt starts to work nt once and cost. 5 : but 3J cent? at any modcrii druc- store. It's one Rood safe way \o put more healthy activity i n t o k i d n e y s a n d bladder -- y o u should siccp more soundly t i i e whole nifchl through. But be sure to del CFOLD MEUAI*--it's a genuine medicine for weak kidneys--riplu from Hnarlci in Holland. THE BUY OF I YOUR LIFE ) TRIPiE-THKIfT GENERAL ELECTRIC REFRIGERATORS with Selective Air Conditions and New Law Prices P-G-^E- PEOPLES' G.vs fr ELECTKIC COMPAW NOT ON Y O U R T I N T Y P E . . . Thank heavens, Gildners haven't a suit in the house that's as stiff and boardy as the one pop is wearing: in the picture above. For while it's true that clothes make the man--it would appear to us that back in the days of clothes like these they made him good and tired! We've definitely been sensing a growing demand in the minds of our customers for a new type of clothing. Had this demand been voiced it would have sounded something like this: "America is getting rid of dead weight. In cars. In trains. In planes. Why can't we get rid of dead weight in clothes?" Well, why not? The idea was sound. And fortunately for Gildners--and their customers--Hart Schaffner Marx designers were doing something about it! Gradually their ideas took shape. Finally they emerged. Today what they created and perfected is ready for you here at Gildners! We call the result "Clothing of Tomorrow" --a triumph in the art of designing and building clothes. Here, at last, is clothing that definitely ushers in a new era of clothes comfort. Clothing that says "good-bye" to that stiff, "boardy" feel of the garments of yesteryear. Clothing that's as far ahead of the parade as Aunt Hattie's old gaiters are behind it. Clothing that is lightweight, easy- to-wear. Clothing that holds its press and shape amazingly well. Lightweight clothing of even a few seasons ago has been materially improved--so we say, if you want to inspect in detail the remarkable developments that have been achieved--come in and inspect I Created and Tailored by HART SCHAFFNER MARX Prices Begin at '35 (H S £ M 2 Piece Suits at §25) EASY TO PAY FOR TOO -- PAY NOTHING UNTIL MAY 10th PAY A T H I R D MAY PAY A T H I R D J U N E 5 12 19 ae 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 PAY A T H I R D J U L Y This Service is Open to AH with Steady Incomes and Satisfactory Credit References. OTHER SUITS §19.50 §25 S30 TOP COATS §19.50--325 to §35 ON FEDERALS-OPPOSITE THE PARK

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