Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 6, 1949 · Page 10
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Iowa's Highway Fatality Rate Hits New Record Low Pioneer Near Flowers Sent 0" 100 Million Fertile Dies Funeral to Be Friday for Aged North lowan Fertile — Funeral services for Mrs. William Humphrey, 82, will be held at the Church of Christ Friday afternoon with the Rev. Richard Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Grant Center cemetery. Mrs. Humphrey died at 8 j?. m. Monday at the home of her s"on-in- law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Ouverson where she had made her home the past 2 years. She was born in Jones county Sept. 13, 1866, and came by ox- drawn covered wagon to Fertile with her parents, brothers and sisters, settling on what is now the Fankell farm where she grew to womanhood. She attended school in a log schoolhouse about a mile northeas 1 of Fertile. On Sept. 13, 1883, she was married to William Humphrey to which xmion 13 childi-en, girls and 6 boys, were born. She was preceded in death by her husband and 6 children. Surviving are 2 sons, George o Deming, N. Mex., and Paul of Fertile, and 5 daughters, Mrs. Arnif Johnson oi! Nora Springs, Mrs. Horace Powers, Richmond, Cal.; Mrs. Maude Chambers, Deming, N. Mex.; Mrs. Harley Ouverson, Fertile, and Mrs. Edward Ouverson, Clear Lake. Ice Skaters Happy Bode —Bode now has an ice skating rink. The lire department flooded a lot near the church which makes a fine place for the ice skaters. From Africa to North Iowa Joicc —Fresh cut flowers from South Africa adorned the altar at the Beaver Creek Lutheran church and the Bethany Lutheran church Sunday and will be used again next Sunday at the Concorclia Lutheran church. They were sent from a greenhouse at Durban, South Africa, by Millicent Haugebak, missionary from the local Concordia congregation of the Joice Lutheran parish, now stationed at Hlabisa Mis-, sion Station, Mtubanana, Natal, South Africa. The flowers, called chincherin- chees, resemble a narcissus, but have no fragrance. They grow in the marsh lands of South Africa ; and stay in bloom as long as 0 weeks. Enough for 2 bouquets were sent to Mrs. Claire Dahl by parcel post. The stems had been treated and the flowers were simply wrapped in wax paper and placed in a wooden box. They were intended for Christmas but arrived too late. Mrs. Dahl was instructed to cut the tips of the stems, place in warm water and set in a cool place for 3 days before bringing them into a warm room. The delicate white blossoms unfolded perfectly. According to Millicent's wish, after the flowers have been used on the allar at Concorclia Sunday, they will be placed on her mother's grave in the Concordia cemetery- Millicent spent a few months here during the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. Anton Haugebak, in August, 1947. Jan. 5, 1949 >I»son City Globe-G»T(ll«, 15 M»»«n City, la. Rheumatic fever takes twice as many lives among children as infantile paralysis does. United Financial Service Family Finance Counsellors GEORGE F. OLSON, Mgr. 15J North Federal (Over Ford Hopkins Drug?) Miles as Basis Only 4 States in U.S. Show Better Rating DCS Monies, (U.R)—Iowa's highway death-toll for 1948 showed an increase of 12 over last year, but the ratio of deaths to amount of traffic dropped to a new low, preliminary figures showed Wednesday. Alfred W. Kahl, public safety commissioner, said that 561 persons were killed on streets and highways during the ye.ir.- The 1947 total was 549. The public safety commission counts only those traffic deaths occurring on public roads. Its tolls therefore are not as large as xin- fi'icial counts which include atalities on private right-of-ways. Record Low Reached The state's accident fatality rate, owever, dropped to a record low £ 5.2 Kahl said. Last year's com- iarable figure was (5.3. The figure or 1946 was 7.4. Such fatality rales are figured in a ratio of deaths per 100 mil- ion 7Tiiles of vehicular traffic. The ystem provides a gauge for de- ermining progress in accident prevention. The national fatality rate was 9.8 in 194G, while Iowa tallied a •ate of 7.4 per 100 million miles of raffic, Kahl said. Meanwhile, raffic on Iowa highways has increased 21.8 per cent since 1946, ic added. Iowa's 1948 deaths occurred in 483 accidents, the report showed. There were 7 more fatal accidents than in 1947. Last year's figure was 476. Records show a decrease of 18 fatal accidents in urban areas. A breakdown tallies 132 fatal accidents for cities and towns, with 351 occurring on rural highways. Increase in Country Rural accidents included 240 on state and federal roads, compared to 239 in 1947, an increase ot one. In contrast, fatal accidents on county and local roads jumped from 87 in 1947 to 111 in 1948, an increase of 24. It has been "almost an impossibility" to control traffic or make traffic observations on country roads with "the limited number of authorized highway patrolmen," Kahl said. With an expected 10 per cent increase in travel next year, the 1949 toll will be 617 unless the fatality rate is reduced even more, he said. HERE and THERE Phone 57 Schools Closed Kanawha—Mr. and Mrs. Garland Hall and son of Russell were recent guests in the parental Ed Hall home. Garner—Mr. and Mrs. Leo Phillips and family of Marshalltown, Mr. and Mrs; Stanley McPeak and family and Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Ellsworth and family, all of Mason City, visited recently at the home of County Engineer and Mrs. C. F. Merten. Kanawha—Mr. and Mrs. Arlon Hanson, of Ames visited in the home of her parents, the Clarence Thorson's, recently. Garner—County Engineer C. E. Merten has returned from the annual school of instruction foi county engineers at Ames. Kanawha—Mr. and Mrs. Joe Verbrugge and son and Mr. anc Mrs. Pete Verbrugge of Mason Citj recently visited Mrs. Martha Verbrugge, and (heir sisters anc brothers here. Chester—Mr. and Mrs. Rober Cady and little son of Ft. Worth Texas were recent guests of Mr Cady's mother, Mrs. Grace Cady and sister, Mrs. Darrall Armstrong Garner—Mr. and Mrs. Don Gar loch and son, Donald, of Clea Lake are staying at the Howarc Dusenberg home for severa months while Mr. and Mrs. Dusen berg are away on vacation. Swca. City—Mr. and Mrs. Gil bert Cordes and children spen New Year's day at the home o Mr. Cordes' father, John Cordes at Rolfe. Goldfield—Mr. and Mrs. Floy Zinser and daughter Carol Jean are visiting their daughter and sister nt Denver, Colo. Popejoy—The Rev. L. E. Gatch nd family of Britt and brother, ''rank Gatch, of Greenfield, were •ecent guests in the D. M. Crabree and F. P. Neely hoines. Plymouth—Holida3 r guests 5n he home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. JOINS "CHURCH OF THE AIR"—The Nordic Cathedral choir of Luther college, Decorah, will broadcast on a coast to coast hookup of CBS Jan. 9, representing Lutheranism on Columbia's "Church of the Air." The 60-voice group is under the direction of Prof. Weston Noble. MEETINGS In North Iowa LYLE, Minn. — The Missionary lelpers were to meet Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. S. J. Stoerz. NORA SPRINGS — Golden chapter No. 202, O. E. S., will hold stated meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. There will be installation of officers and a committee will serve refreshments. BODE—The annual congregational meeting of the St. Olaf Lutheran church will be held in the church parlors Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. DUMONT—The regular monthly meeting of the Legion auxiliary will be held Monday evening. GARNER—The Madison township boys' 4-H club will meet at the Madison district No. 6 schoolhouse Friday at 8 p. m. GENEVA—The Geneva Township Women will have a pot luck dinner in the home o£ Mrs. John Kreimeyer Tuesday. CORWITH—W. S. C. S. will observe "National Day of Advance" at the church parlors Thursday. CLARKSVILLE—There will be joint public installation of the I. O. O. F. and Rebekah lodges at the hall Friday evening. The Dumont installing officers will put on the work. CLARKSVILLE—The Embroidery club will meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. A. Knochc. GOODELL — Mesclames H. M. Newgard, W. T. Boston and L. Johnson are hostesses to the Legion auxiliary Thursday evening in the former's home. POPE JOY—Mrs. A. R. Trousdale, Mrs. Dale Cox and Mrs. E. J. Classon will be hostesses to the W. S. C. S. which will meet at the church dining room Thursday afternoon. DUMONT—Bristow chapter O. E. S. will hold their regular meeting followed by open installation of officers Jan. 11 at 7:30 p. m. ALEXANDER — The Cemetery Society will meet Thursday afternoon at the school house. ELECTION HELD Hayficld—The Hayfield Mutual Telephone company at the annual meet ing elected R. R. Rittcr. president; A. W. Rensink, secretary- treasurer; C. M. Lack ore. vice president, and Mr. Menno, trustee. Gus Schultz was retained as line- Dog License Fees Set; Banks Named as Depositories Garner —Dog license fees will be the same in Hancock county in 1949 as in 1948 and dog owners will be required to pay §1.50 on each male and $4 on each female, according to a resolution passed jy the board of supervisors Monday. The board also named the vari- jus banks in Hancock county and banks at Ventura, Wesley and Titonka as depositories for the funds of the Hancock county treasurer. Depositories were also named by the board for the various county officers. Hancock Board Fixes Salaries and Wages Garner—Clarence Paulson wa re-hired as shop foreman by Han cock county supervisors Mondaj and his salary was fixed at $27E a month. Dragline operator wil receive $1.35 per hour; first rod- man $9.50 per day; second rodman $7.50 per day; tiler $1.50 per hour drainage engineer $14 per day anc assistant $10 per day. FETED AT 93 Wesley — Jacob Hauptley celebrated his 93rd birthday Jan. 3 at his farm home south of town where he lives with 2 of his children, Ernest and Katherine. All of his family were present for a family party. For Your PROTECTION Treasure those eyes! Grant them proper care to keep them fresh and clear seeing. Be particular too, about your choice of eye-wear. Let us help you select the frames that point-up your best features . . . that assure ease in daily wear. HELZBERG'S GLASSES ON CREDIT 50c A WEEK 23 South Federal, Mason City, Iowa Lyle, Minn.—Supt. Wesley Caspers closed school for the day Tuesday due to the condition of the roads. Use Your Credit Free Delivery The practical sea lion.. The sea lion is a sissy but practical He wears a fur coat when he goes in swimming. Your car engine isn't a sissy, but it needs extra wintertime protection. That's why practical motorists change to winter-grade Conoco N f/1 Motor Oil and an OIL- PLATED engine ior extra-protection. They know N th oil contains a special added ingredient that fastens extra lubricant so closely to cylinder walls it won't all drain down ... even overnight. That's why OIL-PLATING means extra protection. Be like the sea lion. Be practical and . .. Oil-Plate for Extra Protection! CopTti«tt 1949. CoQUnen(il Oil Company FOR CONOCO PRODUCTS SEE US Tires Tubes Tractor Tire» TIRE & WHOLESALE SUPPLY T\ RETAIL f Accessories Lubrication Battery Sen ice 125 FIRST STREET S. E. — PHONE 572 Vosburg were their daughters and families, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Garelt and son Evercltc Troy II o[ Iowa City and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Stamp and son Gerald Richard of Mt. Vernon. Fertile — Lila Sheimo left for Kansas City after spending the lolidays with her mother, Mrs. C. O. Sheimo. Woden — Mrs. Ted Bode anc children left for their home al cylon, Minn., following several days' visit at the home of hei parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz T Gercles and with other relative: here. St. Ansgar—Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hartwig arc the parents of ; son born Saturday at the Memovia' hospital in Osage. Ackley—William Marlens and wife, who went to Medford, Ore. to spend the winter, write that h< is much improved in health. Alta Vista—Mr. and Mrs. Lu> verne Roths are the happy parent: of a son born at the New Hampton hospital, Dec. 29. Mrs. Roths and baby were brought to their home east of town Monday. Clarksville—Harvey Miller is in charge of the D-X station and began his work Monday. Glenn We- cleking will be his assistant. D. A. Davis, the retiring manager will assume his duties as manager of the Texaco bulk station at Greene. Bristou-—Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Elliott moved a part of their household goods to Mason City Saturday where they have leased an apartment. Mr. Elliott is employed at Deckers'. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott's son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bobst, have also leased an apartment and will reside in Mason City. Mr. Bobst is also employed at the Decker plant. Duinont — Gerald Raisch left Monday for Oelwein to take possession of the Elite Beauty salon he recently purchased. His mother, Mrs. Walter Raisch, will operate the shop here. Rake—Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rye and Ralph of Belle Plaine were guests a few days at the M. J. Erdal home. The Ryes are moving to Conger where Mr. Rye will be the banker. Kanawha — The Rev. Norris Wogen, pastor of the Kanawha Lutheran church, will be the speaker at the regular meeting of the Brilt Junior Chamber of Commerce. Alta Vista—Miss Mary Catherine Mahoncy returned to Cedar Rapids Monday after spending her holiday vacation at the L. B. Mahoney home here. Popejoy—Mrs. Paul Hupp and daughter, Barbara, in company with Eugene Peterson, brother of Mrs. Rupp, have returned home, following a 10-day visit with the Ward Rupp and Ben Cecola families in Chicago, 111. Bradford—Miss Ethel Jones of Webster City was a recent guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Schollian, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stockdale, also of Webster City, were brief callers there. Dumont—Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Corum of Benecia, Cal., and Mrs. Neva Bullock of Vallejo, Cal., are visiting in the home of their mother, Mrs. Alice Freeland. Klemmc — Roger Ridder, Dick Finders, Elwyn Etchen and Dean Panhoff left Sunday evening foi Camp Kilmer, N. J., after spending the holidays with their parents. SHOP and SAVE at the Home Furniture Store's Pre-lnventory CLEARANCE SALE You Can Save From 25% to FURNITURE STORE

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