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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 30, 1948
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Mason City Calendar , meetl "8 of Young Men's North Iowa So- club HEREIN MASON CITY Pay your 19<» VFW dues now. Kiwanls club will hold its last regular luncheon meeting of the ™n r ' 8 JL Hotel Ha ^°rd Thursday noon. The program is being given Fuller Brushes. Ph. 1358-W. Exchange club will hold installation of officers at its regular luncheon meeting at the Green Mill Thursday noon. Wash-Iron at the Laundrite. T. ^K* a r d Mrs ' Rob «rt Dargr and Bobby Joe have returned home after spending the past week with Mrs. Darg's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Vierkant, at Norwood, Mo. Time tested painti at Paynes. Dennis Helgoland, 9 months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Helgeland, 615 Jackson S. W., is reported seriously ill with pneumonia. He is in Mercy hospital. Paper Headquarters. Shepherds For Sale: Premium Kentucky and Semi-Anthracite coa5, off car Sterling Coal Co. Ph. 132. Stores Close Friday Night for New Year's Stores will not have their usua. Friday night opening this week because of the date falling on New Year's eve and will be closed on Saturday, New Year's day. They will be open all day Friday unti' the usual closing hour at 5:30 p. m The Mason City postoffice wil observe New Year's day, Saturday, Jan. 1, as a holiday, all service windows being closed for the day. There will be no deliveries of mail either by city or rural carriers. Outgoing mails, however, will be dispatched as usual and collections will be made from street . letter boxes in accordance with the holiday schedule shown thereon. The City Hall will close Friday noon and will be closed along with other government offices and public places all day Saturday. Kennel Club Plans Sanctioned Show Plans for a sanctioned dog show to be held late in. January were made Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of the Mason City Ken' nel club. William Carrot is chairman of the committee in charge of arrangements for the event. A discussion revealed that con- aiderable interest has been shown in Mason City in purebred dog breeding. Accidents Are Slight Along Snowy Streets Boy Knocked Down by Truck on Federal No serious accidents were reported in Mason City Tuesday night and Wednesday though a number of minor ones caused considerable car damage on the snow packed streets. Escaping what could have been serious injury was James Follmuth, 7, 24 7th S. W. Police said ne ran from in front of a bus at 7th and South Federal into the path of a semi-trailer truck Wednesday morning and was knocked down but fortunately no wheels ran over him. He was treated for minor scratches and bruises. Thomas Redding, 56, Garner, was fined $100 and costs in police court Wednesday for careless driving. His auto struck a parked panel truck in front of 409 Monroe N. W., Tuesday night according to the police report. The truck, owned by the Thompson- O'Neill grocery, was damaged as was the right side of Bedding's auto. Mrs. Lincoln Pence, 1114 .E. State, sustained a minor knee injury when the auto driven by her husband collided with another at 12th and N. Federal Tuesday night. Police said the other car, driven by John Casey, 20, 305 6th N. W., attempted to make a left hand turn too soon from Federal to 12th N. E. The Casey auto was hit along the right side and window glass broken. Plan North Iowa Checker Tournament Plans for the annual New Year's day checker tourney have been completed. E. J. Lai-son, chairman of this year's event, has drawn up the rules which will govern play. The event, as usual, will be held in the lobby of the YMCA, with play starting at 1:30 p. m. All entrants must be registered by 1:15 p. m., the day of play. All those interested are required to file entry at the YMCA desk in person except out-of-town entries who may enter by mail. Letters have been sent to checker players in surrounding towns, and entries are being received. The committee hopes for a large number of players for the affair. Horace Seymour Beemer Brick and Tile Building EXTRACTION OF TEETH X-RAY Mrs. Mary McGurk Rites Conducted at Holy Family Church Requiem High Mass was celebrated for Mrs. Mary McGurk, 75, Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic church by Msgr. R. P. Murphy. She died at a local hospital Sunday, following a fall at her home. Altar boys were Roy Hutson and Tom Stackhouse. Pallbearers were Jesse Pence, Glenn Scott, John Johnson and Seymour Angell. Interment was at St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. The Patterson-James funeral home in charge. Birch Borer Routs Mill Milo, Maine, (U.R)—The brown birch borer is chasing the American Thread company's spool mill out of town. Late in 1949 the mill will make its home in Georgia, ending jobs here for 90 persons. The borers in 8 years have raised havoc with birch wood from which the spools are made. Georgia has a supply of gumwood, suitable for spools. G. I. CAB LINE PHONE 731 35c ANY PLACE IN TOWN FOR 1 or 2 PEOPLE 10e Extra For Each Additional Passenger L, THE BANKS of Mason City WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 in order to observe New Yoar's Day Mason City Clearing House H/7fon Te//s Story of Latvian Immigrants on CBS Broadcast Globe-Garetie Photo ENJOY COMMUNITY PARTY—These youngsters, photographed during the showing of a "Christmas Carols" film on the screen of the Lincoln school auditorium Tuesday m'ght, were part of the crowd which enjoyed the Community Christmas party, part of the 6 star program of the Salvation Army this season. The youngsters were singing at the time the picture was taken. * Globe-Gazette Photo HANDWARMING —Along with spinning wheels, minor accidents and stranded cars Wednesday was this carfire which gave firemen a chance to test their engine's footing on the snowpacked streets. The fire, quickly extinguished, occuiTed at 1017 S. Federal in the carburetor of a car belonging to Jack Martin, 904 8th N. E. Firemen here are John Cunningham, Ray Waller and Vince Lauer. Officer Ed Christenson is seen at the side of the auto. Globe-Gazette Photo DIGGING OUT —Scenes like this were common in Mason City Wednesday. Some went to work on foot. Others had intentions of driving but gave up in the driveway or soon after and flagged the bus. And there were stil] more like Jim Whaley and his sister, Annette, 707 17th N. E., who were able to dig their way through. Mrs. Blanchard Dies in Hospital Funeral Services Are Not Complete Mrs. Marie Blanchard, 43, of 939 9th N. E., died Tuesday at a lospital in Dubuque, following a ingering illness. Funeral arrangements are, incomplete. Mrs. Blanchard was born Dec. 8, 1905, at Sexton, Iowa. Surviving are her husband, Glen, 2 daugh- ;ers, G 1 e n y c e and Ruth Ann Blanchard, Mason City, her mother, Mrs. Sena Peterson, Clear liake, and a brother, Herman Pe- .erson, Bancroft. The Patterson-J a m e s funeral home in charge. Miss J. Armstrong Services Held at Church in Plymouth Funeral services for Miss Jane E. Armstrong, 86, who died Christmas day, were held at the First Methodist church at Plymouth Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. Dale Nicholson officiating. Mrs. Hazel Peshak, Mrs. Hazel Cooper, Mrs. Hazel Hodson and Mrs. Betty Smits sang "Home of the Soul" and ."Abide With Me." Mrs. Mary Helmer and Mrs. Evelyn Snell were in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were Clarence Hugi, Vern Armstrong, Richard Claus, Earl Hugi, Stanley Heston and Richard Armstrong. Ushers were Ren Snell and Eugene Peshak. Interment was at Oakwood cemetery at Plymouth. The Patterson-James funeral home m charge. Teresa Tofte Arrives Here From England Teresa Tofte, 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans V. Tofte new owners of the KHpto Loose Leaf company, is spending Christmas vacation with her parents bu it's a little shorter than the Camilj had hoped it would be. The daughter, who attends St James school for girls in England, flew to Shannon, Ireland hoping to get connections to Unitec States. However, planes came from other European points and departed for New York filled up fo more than a week. Miss Tofte was one of 21 stranded at Shannon and hoping for a reservation. Long distance calls by hei- par ents seemed to no avail but fortune belatedly dealt her a break. Sh was able to board a plane Christ mas eve, arrived, in New Yorl City Christmas morning and he mother flew from Mason City t Chicago to meet her Christma afternoon. The 2 spent the day ir Chicago and joinec" Mr. Tofte Mason City Sunday. Teresa still has trouble "wak ing up at the wrong time and get ting hungry at the wrong hour here," due to the 7 hours differ ence in time her parents say, bu she's enjoying the reunion and th snowy weather. The Toftes, who are residing the Hotel Hanford, have purchase a home at 8 Beaumont drive. Military Rites at Swaledaie Pfc. Marine Brood Buried With Honors Services for Pfc. Marine J. P Brood, who was killed in action n Iwo Jima Feb. 22, 1945, were eld at the Methodist church in waledale Tuesday afternoon, with rie Rev. Harvey Walker officiat- ng- Mrs. Alfred Christiansen and VIrs. Milo Hoskins sang "S^fe in he Arms of Jesus" and "In the weet By and By." Mrs. Lester Bonner accompanied. Mrs. Ethel Drury and Mrs. 'earl Morgan were in charge of lowers. The American Legion Post No. 440 of Thornton was in charge of the military service at the rave. Carl Hansen, past commander, ,vas in charge. E. F. Peters was sergeant at arms, and Lee Floy and Alvin Aastrup were color bearers. The color guard consisted of Duane Mabbi and Leonard ong. The firing squad consisted of Richard Carlson, Rix Engebretson, Leslie Hopkay, Ubben, Donnie 400 Children at Community's Yuletime Party It's Season's Climax for Salvation Army Nearly 400 youngsters and parents attended the Salvation Army's Community Christmas party at Lincoln school auditorium Tuesday night despite the storm, and had great fun. It brought to a close the 6 star program planned by the local corps under the leadership of Maj. Edgar H. Tiernan to bring joy to little children during the Christmas season. The program embraced Christmas food orders to deserving families, clothing to the needy, treats for children, Christmas dinners for transients, 2 Christmas* parties for families receiving food orders from the Salvation Army and Globe-Gazette cheer fund, and Sunshine baskets in the form of Christmas remembrances to the aged, sick and shutins. Many Help This program was made complete through the combined efforts of the competitive bell-ringing of the Rotary and Exchange clubs, the Wa-Tan-Ye club's piepara- tion of Sunshine baskets, the National Secretaries club's treats distributed at the party, the Boy Scouts, the Family Welfare Service and the citizens of Mason City who made the program possible through their co-operation and Charles D. "Chuck" Hilton,? KGLO news editor, took part in the "News of America" broadcast over Columbia Broadcasting system stations Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. He gave the story of the John Lambert family which Tuesday became part of the Greene community after fleeing from Latvia to Sweden in 1944 and making an ocean trip to this country in a 64-foot boat last summer. Hilton's 2 minute condensation of the story ended: "And so, as one chapter ends a new one begins, begins with a new year in a new land in a new home with new friends—and all because an Iowa businessman, Harry Downs, wondered whether he would risk the lives of his wife and children, as did Lambert, to gain freedom, the same freedom which we seem to take for granted." New Year's Eve Dance at V.F.W. Club The V. F. W. club will hold a New Year's Eve dance beginning at 9 p. m. San Juan Marne post and auxiliary members and their guests with Fred Wasicek's band furnishing the music. A cover charge of 50 cents per person will take care of the special entertainment. The club will also have its regular Saturday night dance and will be open Sunday. Fifteen new members were voted into the post at the business meeting Tuesday night. They will take the obligation at the next regular meeting. The group includes: Harold R. Prindle, Fred J. Mulhern, Ralph R. Thomas, Harold A. Peterson, Cleo D. Sullivan, L. Ralph Peterson, Claude H. Veenker, Russell W. Clarke Irving C. Peterson, Nicholas J Homerding, Earl W. Wilkins, Harold L. Barker, Curtis O. Rye, Bert L. Coon and Wayne G. Reidy. Veterans reported ill at the Veterans hospital -in Des Moines are Daryl A. Nestvedt of 1944 Wilson S. W., and Alvin E. Simon 938 9th S. E. A donation of $30 was voted to the American Red Cross. contributions. The Lions club presented an Robert Aastrup, Bob Bentz, Art Nelson, Wayne Schmalle. R. E. Buckman was bugler. Pallbearers were Dale Smith, Elmer Eddy, Robert Ames, Delbert Ward, Norbert Tracy and Orville Casper. Interment was at the Pleasant Valley cemetery. Swaledale. The Major funeral home in charge. hour-and-a-half program of fun nd movies, with Henry T. Paine cting as master of ceremonies, tfajor Tieman opened the program vith the showing of • a film of bristmas carols, with the words lashed on the screen, and the au- ience joining in with community inging. Welcomes Guests Mayor H. E. Bruce welcomed he guests for the Salvation Army's advisory board and the Rev. Wilur F. Dierking, pastor of the irst Presbyterian church, reading he Scripture. Clarence Best, one of the winners of the Wise Men's talent show, presented several of his dance routines, "Casey Jones," the cane strut, and a fast routine he put across in good style. Ralph Geer, accompanied at the siano, led the group in singing Christmas songs, and presented his magic show, which went over big. The program was closed with .he showing of 3 films, "The Pup's Christmas," "The Toy Shop," and 'Alias St. Nick." Says Klein Never Employed by Tapager Kenneth D. Klein, 26, Clear Lake, who is being held to the grand jury on the charge of forgery was never employed by R. W. Tapager, as stated in the issue of Dec. 24, of this newspaper. "He has never been employed by the R. W. Tapager company or by myself here or anywhere else," said Mr. Tapager. The Globe-Gazette regrets this error and appreciates the opportunity to make this correction. OMA BURGENER will UNLOAD your CARLOAD Phone 1010 HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVING Packing and Crating Pvt. Robert Maass Services Postponed Funeral services for Pvt. Robert H. Maass, set for 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Major Memorial chapel, have been postponed until further notice. Interment was planned at Memorial Park cemetery with military rites. Pvt. Maass was killed in action in Walfersreuth, Germany, April 15, 1945. United Financial Service Family Finance Counsellors GEORGE F. OLSON, Mgr. 5) North Federal (Over Ford Hopkins Dror) Phone 57 Conscience Acquired Cleburne, Tex., (U.R) — W. H Gray, operator of a grocery here is richer by $25 because of a deb payment after 25 years. A man who left here 25 years ago sen Gray a check and a letter explain ing he wanted to settle up pas debts after being "converted t Christian faith." CHARLES D. HILTON McGuire Rites Thursday Services to Beat Holy Family Church Mrs. F. F. McGuire, 66, Stockon, 111., died Tuesday at a hospi- .al at Freeport, 111., following a ingering illness. She is survived by her husband, Francis. Funeral services will be held at the Holy family Catholic church at 10 a. Thursday, with Msgr. R. P. m. Murphy officiating. Interment will se at St. Joseph's cemetery. The Patterson-James funeral home in charge. Child's Rubbers Found in Front of Courthouse Wednesday was hardly a day for rubbers but, lacking galoshes, rubbers were certainly better than nothing. But one North Iowa child had no rubbers Wednesday, at least temporarily. They were waiting for him in the sheriff's office after having been found in front of the courthouse. Sheriff Cal Dwan said they would be warm and dry when the o\*ner comes for them. Rats destroy or damage 200,000,000 bushels of grain annually. MACKET'S Furniture Shop FURNITURE REFINISHING 417 2nd Street N. W. Phone 782 I Every ^ Irish potatoes are grown in every state of the United States. QUALITY DIAMONDS ADY'S WATCH SHOP 19 West State Phone 839 Gram Counts We follow your Doctor's Prescription to the Gram. His orders are immutable law to our pharmacists. "PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS" THE PRESCRIPTION SHOP 9 EAST STATE STREET 1 W. B. Casey, Prop. W. B. McGrane, Mgr. Terrific Savings \ Outstanding Values Price-Cut 1 ! Yes, practically everything has been reduced for Pre-1 nventory Clearance! Extra Big Savings for the entire family NOW! CLEARANCE! Sale Ends Friday, 5:30

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