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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 5, 1939
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1939 ABBOTT TALKS TO LIONS CLUB ' Nature All Right Till Man Butts In, Says Cedar Falls Naturalist "Nature's Houses That Jack Built" was the subject of a talk given by Prof. R. L. Abbott of Iowa State Teachers club before the Mason City Lions club Wednesday noon at the Hanford Wedge wood room. It was a case of welcoming an old friend for Doctor Abbott, .the naturalist who contributes a week' ly article, "Exploring Iowa's Outdoors" for Globe-Gazette readers, appeared in a like talk before the Lions club just a year ago. · Life in this world, Professor Abbott pointed out, is a chain, with each living thing bearing an important relationship, direct or indirect, to just about every other living creature. Life's Complex Web "Each living creature," he asserted, "is only a strand interwoven with many others in the complex web of life. In a state of nature that web is usually rather stable. It is commonly only when man enters the picture and cuts - some of these intricate threads that we see a disturbance in the harmony of the pattern." The sparrow introduced for a specific 'purpose into this country multiplied and became a pest worse than the nuisance it was designed to correct, he recalled. Now the^ sparrow is on the wane but there is a threat from another direction--the starling. "The astonishing thing about many of these interrelationships among animals," he pointed out, "has been our slowness in recognizing them. Indeed we have often refused to believe them when pointed out to us." Slow on the Trigger Here he recalled certain phenomena recognized and recorded by Herodotus and other ancient observers which have had to be rediscovered in recent years. Doctor Abbott, a native of the Muscatine button area, related a most interesting story of the rise and fall o£ this industry. The current upswing, he explained, is based on a biologist's discovery that fish of the sucker type are an indispensable link in the clam's chain of life. Now clam nurseries have fish in them as a medium in the propagation process. "These houses that nature built," he observed in conclusion, "though wonderfully fabricated are pretty stable affairs when allowed to develop by the slow workings and free interplay of animals and plants. It is only when .unset by man that they often fall with surprising results, to the wrecker." Music by Quartet . . Doctor Abbott's talk was preceded by a group o£ songs by the high school male quartet made up of Hubert Cabell, Roger Larson, Bill Thompson and Clark Swert- ser, "with Wilma Walters at the piano. Announcement was made that Strick Gillilan, one of America's foremost humorists, has been signed up for a principal talk at the state Lions convention to be held in Mason City May 24 and 25. Warren Linebarger was a guest of Carleton Stewart at Wednesday's luncheon. Professor Abbott remained in Mason City Wednesday afternoon for a talk in the evening- on the KGLO North Iowa Forum- on the subject: "My Compliments to the , Cockroach.""- ' SKMMT fvt to txttrnttl irritation Cleanse clogged pores--aid healing: of the sore spots the easy Resinol way. Simple of Oiatmerte mad Soap free. Write RejifloI,Depc.39.Balto..Md. -- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Search Stars' Mysteries What the stars say, scientists will try to learn in the new McDonald observatory atop Mount Locke In the Big Bend, Texas To be dedicated in May, the structure houses a 75-ton telescope with an 82-mch mirror. It was made possible through a 5900,000 gift of the late VV. J. McDonald and will be operated jointly by Texas university and Yerkes observatory.' Essay Urges Education to End Traffic Carelessness Casey Student Favors ·', Courses in Schools to Promote Safety DES MOINES--Following is the complete text of the essay written by Charles S. Whetstone of Casey high school, which was awarded first in state competition by the Iowa State Safety council: pay after day our newspapers bring us tales of gruesome automobile accidents, of the horrible deaths and.injuries on streets and highways. What is the remedy for all these terrible tragedies? To answer this we must first determine the chief cause of them. Authorities are quite agreed that while faulty mechanism of automobiles, poor roads, inefficient laws and lack of enforcement cause some accidents, that a far greater number are caused by carelessness of the driver, the pedestrian and the cyclist. Strong Desire Essential How then can we prevent these accidents? We have learned in psychology that one of the most essential things in getting rid of an evil is to have a desire to get rid of this evil, a definite opposition toward it. A strong desire to prevent automobile accidents seems to be wanting. Education would be the most effective way in which to arouse thai desire. By offering traffic as a required subject and giving part of a credit for it, we would obtain worthwhile results. I am told that because of'the already overburdened curriculum in the high schools, that we wouldn't have time for it. I believe that this course is important enough that we should have it even though it be at the expense of some other subject. Is there any use educating people only to have them killed or their minds and bodies wrecked by automobile accidents? The American Automobile association tells us that 12 per cent of the people who are now 16 years of age will be killed or injured during their lifetime if the present trend in auto accidents continues. Is not something lacking in our schools when they graduate such a large number of people who IHI1TIM ONE DEMONSTRATION will prove it's the engineering standout of the year! AND UP, emjr, antf Sufc- chortgc »ftSolj| Trofftp or ratrcn, Cfld foeof taret (*f * JOHN GALLAGHER, IN'C., 116 S. Delaware, Phone 1567 *. *"*$»· v \ A « -TTV --.....g..,,...,,,..^ ---~~ *^*««««*«o**fc*j ^..T-.L^.frfiflf,,,.^ II|)M| J* ANNOUNCE CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS Commission Lists , Jobs in Indian Work Wildlife, Geology Open competitive examinations for positions in the Indian field service, Bureau of prisons, geologist department and wildlife division have been announced by the Sivil Service commission, Ford E. Frick, Mason City, member of the board of examiners, said Wednesday. The salary f o r instructor of skilled-trades in the Indian field service is $1,800 a year and for the same position in the bureau of prisons, S2.000 a year. Instructor's jobs open in the two divisions are as follosvs: List Positions Automotive mechanics, blacksmithing, welding, bricklaying, carpentry, electrical work, iarm mechanics, industrial arts, laundry, machine shop, masonry, plastering, painting and decorating, plastering, cement finishing, plumbing, sheet metal work, printing, shoe rebuilding, art leather work, steam engineering and steamfit- ting. A mechanical or trades course in a four year high school or some other standard high school course supplemented by certain trade school training is required. In addition certain experience in the trade applied for and this must tiave included or been supplemented by experience in instructing apprentice or Smith-Hughes trade classes. Applicants for the positions in the two divisions must not be more than 45 years old and the closing date for receipt of applications is April 24. Deadline May 1 In the geologist division, an associate's position is offered at 53,200 a year and for the assistant's job a salary of $2,600 is listed. The age limit is 45 for associate and 40 for the assistant. The deadline for applications is May 1. The commission offers a job as chief 'in the wildlife division at $4,600 a year. The age limit for applicants is 53 and applications must be received by May 1. Full information concerning the listed positions can be obtained at the Mason City postoffice. Visitors at Lake Mills LAKE MILLS--Ethel Gullickson, student nurse at Rochester, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson. Amanda Horvie, who teaches in southern Iowa, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Horvie. Martin Lande, who teaches at Cresco, is visiting his mother, Mrs. John Lande. Nor- lain Johnson, teacher at Malcom with parents, Mr. and Mrs. G Johnson, Farm-to-Mart Road Backers Push Bill Through Senate Amended Measure Is *~ Sent to Governor by Vote of 30 to 18 DES MOJNES, (JP) -- After a major league battle against northwest Iowa senators, farm-to-market road advocates drove a conference committee report on the bill through the senate Wednesday. By a 30 to 18 vote the senate sent the amended bill to Gov. George A. Wilson for his signature. Farm-to-market road aid was a pledge of the governor's party during the last campaign. Would Draw $2,500,000 As amended in conference committee it would draw $2,500,000 from the state's primary road fun next year for" farm-to-market road purposes, and limit the primary road fund years to $16,000,000. in ensuing On the basis of an estimated $18,000,000 annual income this would earmark $2,000,000 from the primary road fund after 1940 for farm-to-market roads. Senator E. P. Donahoe of New Hampton, republican floor leader marshaled the forces that pushed the bill through. Doran Leads Attack Senator L. H. Doran ( R ) , Boone, led a spirited attack against diversion of primary road funds for farm-to-market aid. "Aren't we more concerned with carrying out campaign pledges in passing this measure than we are with good business?" he asked. "There's enough lost confidence in government today without breaking faith with the people of Iowa in passing this bill." Senator Ed Kreen ( D ) , Fort Dodjie, termed the farm-to-mar- kct diversion "the great highway robbery of 1939 perpetrated by Jesse James Goodc and Frank James Donoliue." Representative Dewey E. Goode (R), Bloomfield, sponsored the measure in the house and was a member of the joint conference committee, as was Senator Donohue. "The amended measure if passed at this, time means that a steal can be perpetrated on the peoole of Iowa." Breen declared "When you run for governor senator," Donohue told Breen "you'll be sorry you voted agains Lost Quarter Found After 38 Year Lapse MIDDLESBORO, Ky., (U.PJ -Kelly Harrell, 66, has an 86 year old quarter he believes he lost about 38 years ago. Kelly Herrell recovered the coin through the efforts of his nephew, lenn Yoakum, an employe of the laiborne County bank at Tazewell, Ter.n. The quarter was identified by an "X" which Harrell had marked on it when his father gave it to him in 1875. it." commit murder or suicide on our streets and highways? This education should bring results in a short time because the accident rate for high school and rollege students is much higher han that for any other age group; 't would not only make a person i safer driver, pedestrian or cyclist, but his reasoning power could be developed by debates over street and highway problems. Training Is Stressed This course would essentially include training in character. A good driver must have a good character. He must respect the laws and other person's rights. Creating the proper attitude toward the law and toward other motorists " and pedestrians is the' most important part of this course. If students study the laws realizing that seine day they will help make them, they will have more -espect for them. By giving a student such an inspiration as that of Lincoln's when he said, "It is the duty o£ every man to protect himself and those associated with him from accidents which may result in injury or death." he will surely want to prepare himself in such a manner that he can better protect himself and those about him from accidents. Depends on People If our laws are failing, if our patrol and police force is ineffective, if the mechanism of our automobiles is poor, what method would bring changes in these things quicker than education? Our government is a governn-nt of the people, but it is only by study that the students of today will be efficient lawmakers in the future. What are we going to do about this slaughter on the highways and streets in our state? The answer to this is entirely up to the people. If we wish to get rid of this unnecessary evil, it is solely within our power. Thank God we have no dictator. If you as parents care for the lives of your children; if we who are young people, care lor our own lives and the lives of our friends; if any of us care at all for that sacred thing called "life" which has been entrusted to us, then why don't we show that we care by seeing that the legislature of Iowa enacts a law saying that a course in study of traffic safety is required by every student who graduates from high school? Smog Blankets Citv for 35 Days in 1938 PITTSBURGH, (U.R--The longsuffering citizens of Pittsburgh learned from the weather bureau that they spent exactly 35 days in a smog--a mixture of smoke and tog--last year. At that, the weather bureau counted only days it felt were smoggy enough to be noted in the log book; slightly smoggy days were not counted. Smog is a condition peculiar to Pittsburgh--one of the reasons why this great steel center is referred to in uncomplimentary fashion as "The Smoky City." When it settles over the city, the sun refuses to shine; oftentimes, day is turned into nieht in a twinkling; housewives throw up their hands in desoair as they watch freshly-laundered drapes turn a dull gray, and even the most cheerful of persons go about in a blue funk, coughing and sneezing between grumbles. The condition is recognized by medical authorities as a menace to health, and are striving to remedy the situation by reducing smoke volume from industrial plants and private homes as veil as office buildings. If war ever comes, you'll see officials wringing their hands,for want that nineteen billion thrown away back in peace times.--Lincoln Star. Former Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel who vetoed a similar primary road fund diversion bill during the last session, was defeated for reelection last November. A COMPLETE I OPTICAL SERVICE Examination, Prescriptions. Grinding, Replacements, Repairs. LOW PRICES--EAST TERMS i;, PIGG1Y NATIONAL BRANDS PLUS EASTER SALE Two tremendous s e l l i n g events In one week! We present a host of famous national brands in a great sale--plus a sale of Easter Foods! Come and get 'em!, Prices are HOT! Prices Effective Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 6-7-8 Swansdown Cake Flour 2 3 /4 Pound Pkg. Country Fresh Eggs In Cartons doz. Six Delicious Flavors Jell-0 and Puddings Limit 6 Pkgs. fflELDSUJEET TENDCI HAM Calumet For Perfect Baking Full Pound Can Baker's Premium Baking Chocolate 1/1 Pound Pkg. Baker's Breakfast Cocoa Full Pound Can Half or Whole Tenderized Smoked Hams . . . . . . . . u,25c Center Slices % Large Swift's Corn Country, Decker's Butter For Better Cooking Slices De! Monte Brine Pack Whole Kernel Corn No. 303 * 1 _ Con 11C Lean, Meaty Boston Pork Butts Pound 19l Lean, Sliced lowana Platter Style Bacon Lb 2?c French ed Pork Cutlets, Pound 19c Philadelphia Cream Cheese, «1F*,_ 3 for Z5C Del Monte Bartlett Pears No. 2V 2 Can 19c Gold Bond Pens 2 Nc : n M5c Decker's Prime Quality Sirloin or Choice T-Bone Steaks .Lb. 29c Morton's 4) 26-or. « f _ Salt Pkgs. 13C Armour's Milk Top Quality Ground Beef, Pound 15c Lean, Sliced Pork Steak, Pound . . . . 17c Fresh Fish Fillet Haddock or 1*1 M Perch, Pound. . . 1/V Del Monte Fruit « M Cocktail, No. 1 C a n . . lij Mushrooms Pieces Buttons **, L ' t : 4 ToH Cans i Decker's Ready to Eat £ « A* = $145 V. C. Hams, 3-lb. Size Super Creamed Crisco 3 lL, I4 ":Wc New Hi-Test lb. 4 or. Siie . . . 59c O«« 5C - Oxydol Hilex, Gallon 47c|^ b B u aT. s 5c Kirk' . 3 Bars * Butter-Nut The Coffee Delicious I Pound Jar 2 Pound Jar 23c 45c Palmolive. ... 5 l /2t Louisiana Strawberries, Pint 15c Hills Bros. Famous Red Can Brand I Pound Con 2 Pound Can Post Toasties 25c Instant Postum 8 ox. Can 39c 4 ox. Can 23 c Mexican Tomatoes, 4 m -Pound */V Green Onions, l||*i 3 Bunches 1UC 176 Size Sunkist , Oranges, *9Afi Doxen . . . «7V \-. r^ 49-lb. Bag . Omar Flour ^1 2f I 24 '/2-lb. V»OTM I Bag Lady Finger Carrots, s"_ Bunch 5*» Heinz Catsup W,2t Large 14 ox. Bottle French Dressing 22c Kraft's, 16 oz. Jar 79c Marrtlouf Nfu SuJt drefr Large 21 c Medium . . . T3c Fancy Iceberg ^ I / M Head Lettuce, 5 Do*. Site 0*2v Giant Snowball I Chula Vista Cauliflower %«» A I Celery, «1«. Bunch . . . 14C Head 2Jc Gum, « ft _ 3 Pkgs IQC Gold Medal Flour $L69IS?*: ..89c 49-lb. Bag . Miller's Banquet ")A«* Early Ohio Potatoes, 10-lb. Bag ZtjQ WE PAY CASH FOR EGGS ?£ e °": lOc p. G. SOAP $2 o°,'f ... FREE | Phone 1591 I 5 BG r' 17c

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