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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 27, 1948
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Calendar „ " JAN 11 1 branch 6:30 of North So »«'«• MASON CITY Pay your 1949 VFW dues Fuller Brushes. Ph. 1358-W Watkins Products. Ph. 5197J. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Drennan r» e t ek £ ith Mrs - Drennan's pTr F?nke and MrS " Walter "• Time tested paints at Paynes. and lrs - Don , v the Rev. and Mrs. F. W. Wend- l&ncl. Paper Headquarters. Shepherds. Service in veterans hospitals is the subject of this week's Red Cross dramatization in the "Errand of Mercy" series on KGLO at 1:30 p. m. Saturday. Home Workshop club will hold Its regular meeting Monday at 7..JU p. m. in the manual arts building. John A. Casey, 402 5th S. E • Lenny Dolan, 718 Pennsylvania W. &., and James O'Brien, 217 Kentucky S. E., are charter members of the newly organized Iowa club at Marquette university in Milwaukee, Wis., composed of 60 Hawkeye state students at that school. Casey is an engineering student, Dolan a liberal arts student and O'Brien a business administration student. Rotary club will hear several members of the club talk briefly on problems or new development's in their business at the regular Monday noon luncheon at Hotel Hanford. Cpl. Robert M. Bush, son of Mrs. Regina K. Bush, 30 3rd N. W., was graduated this week from the air force communications school at Scott air force base, 111., according to word received here Mr. and Mrs. Nels Andersen, and daughter, Viola, 1452 Jefferson N. W., left Friday by automobile for Racine, Wis., where they will spend Christmas at the home of their eldest son and brother Richard A. Phillips, who is recovering from an operation performed a couple of weeks ago, Also joining their parents there are the Andersen's 2 other sons, Earl Andersen, student at the University of Iowa, his wife and their son, and Edward Andersen, also living in Racine. Cecil J. McMonagle, stenographer in the superintendent's office, C. & N. W. railway here, entered Mercy hospital for diagnosis Thursday. Mrs. A. C. Frisk, DCS Moines, arrived Friday to spend the Christmas weekend at the home of her son, A. C. Frisk, Jr., and family. Shirley Feldt, student at Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, has arrived in Mason City to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Feldt. Miss Elizabeth Graves, teacher in the Mason City high school, has been confined to her home at 304 West State because of illness since the closing of schools for the holidays. PIant Friday which contaned besfch?? °£ ^ lhie ^ at f ° rmed as the me " picked U P the baskets olives pickle^ iejfnrt,r, l lv,9 yS ' p , um P km P ie mix > ca »* of fruit cocktail, preserves, of"mixed! nuts. cianbeme s. 2 sacks of cookies, candy, apples, oranges and a sack basket 6 at*th^H^r^th 811 * ShC T R ? y Miller ' aftemoo » mai l foreman, receiving his TV,* ml i ° f - th ! Carpenter shop, where the distribution took place. The mer^alsojreceivedjheir quarterly profit sharing checks. Bob Carson Succeeds Shannon as Exchange Club President Robert M. Carson, president and general manager of radio station KSMN, was elected president of the Mason City Exchange club at its semi-annual election of officers held at the weekly luncheon meeting at the Green Mill Thursday noon. Mr. Carson succeeds Stratton Shannon .as presiding officer of the club. Other officers elected were Jess Hansen, re-elected vice president; Howard Gage, reelected secretary, and Roy Edington, treasurer. Three new members were elected to the board of directors for a year's term- They are Joe Vener, Walker Clarke and William M. OJeson. Holdover members on the board are Mr. Shannon, Robert G. Harrer, Dr. Morris Masters and ! Henry W. Thomas. I A unanimous vote was cast to ' elect the slate of officers presented by the nominating committee of which the Rev. George Sheils was chairman. The program consisted of a talk by W. C. Hopkins, resident agent of the FBI. He spoke on confidence games as they concern business men. A Christmas turkey dinner was served. ******* Guests Expected G a r n e r—Mr_ and Mrs. Ken Richards, who formerly operated Ken's Kanteen, now of Chicago, are expected to be in Garner on Christmas day. They will visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. McCormick. THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED Phone 2503 303 2nd S. W. Mason City Mrs. A. Bower, 61, Succumbs Rites to Be Monday at Episcopal Church Mrs. Annie Bower, 61, of 221 Monroe S. W, died suddenly Thursday evening at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at St. John's Episcopal church at 2 p. m. Monday, with the Rev. A. E. Pritchett, rector of church, officiating. Mrs. Bower was born July 14, 1887, in Manchester, England. Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Ben Marson, Mrs. Arnold Petersen and Mrs. Stella Schroeder, Mason City; Mrs. Harold Johnson, Britt; and Miss Joan Bower, at home; a son, Albert F. Bower, Mason City, and 5 grandchildren and a brother, Leonard Lewis, of Manchester, England. Mrs. Bower was a member of the Rainbow Mothers club, St. John's Episcopal church, the V. F. W. Auxiliary and St. Ann's Guild of St. John's Episcopal church. Interment will be at Elmwood cemetery. The Major funeral home in charge. Nellie M. Sherwood Rites Held; Burial at Elmwood Cemetery Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie M. Sherwood, 73, who died Monday following, an illness, were held at the Patterson-James funeral chapel Thursday afternoon \vith the Rev. Clair Hicks officiating. Mrs. Harold Wolfe sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Going Home." Mrs. Helen Dunn accompanied at the organ. Mrs. Rufus Pickforcl and Mrs. David Garlock were in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were R. E. Robertson, S. L. Haynes, A. M. Halsor, Shad Morgan, Ira Leaman and Ivan Barnes. Interment was at the Rockwell cemetery. The Patterson-James funeral home in charge. Mean Thief McKeesport, Pa., (U.R)—While police worked to remove the bodies of three persons killed in an automobile accident near here, a looter stole $220 from a wallet in a coat thrown over one of the victims. NOTICE! EAST SIDE WATER BILLS WERE DUE DECEMBER 1 All properties with unpaid bills are subject to have service shut off without further notice after December 27. You save a penalty of 10 per cent by paying your wate; bill before the 10th of the month. NOTICE: OFFICE CLOSES AT 12 O'CLOCK (NOON) ON SATURDAYS Mason City Water Department ROBERT M. CARSON Nonagenarian Looks at Life Frank Hoare, who recer.tly celebrated his 90th birthday, has issued a report on what life looks like to a nonagenarian. Globe- Gazette readers will recall he made a similar observation at the time he reached 80 years of age. "But," says Mr. Hoare, "giving a report 'As I See It' by an octogenarian was one thing but to give one by a nonagenarian is something else again. Unforeseen complications prevent a casual review of events, to be considered in the next report. Hint of Next Star "However, it is interesting to imagine the effect the 200 inch telescope may have on the human race. It seems possible that it may give us a hint of what is between us and the next star, 4i light years away. We can't understand 44 light years. A schoolboy could 'take the figures and show us that anything going 1,000 miles an hour could not reach it in 3 million years. "Still and all—it does give us some conception of the extent of the universe, regarded by our forefathers as an afterthought. There was earth, air and water, then God said, let there be light. With such eyes as we have had, we found the atom and the 96 elements. Now, with one that is 165 feet wide, we may see things that ought to make the Babylonians who started this business, turn over in their graves. "The light that the God of our little world gave us shows us that nature is constant. We may get an inkling that there are millions of invisible worlds just like our own, in different stages of development and composed of the 96 elements, more or less, and that man, approximately 60 per cent water and 40 per cent gas, may occur in endless repetition throughout the universe. Man Is Thinker "Man is a thinker. Stones—the elements—do not think. We think. There may be people thinking of us now and wondering if we have found out what life is worth and whether we have found out how to enjoy it. "Considering the mess we are in, we might learn from the ants that have had a million more years of experience and have survived because they build for others while we have thought the world is our oyster and that there is a land that is fairer than this." To Face Larceny Charge at Waterloo A Blackhawk county deputy sheriff came to Mason City Friday to return Clarence Tortch, 35, to Waterloo to face charges of larceny. Tortch was taken from a bus in Mason City Thursday by local police on a warrant from Waterloo. He is charged with stealing some luggage which has been recovered at Charles City, police reported. Frederick Remington, American artist, was sent west for his health as a young man—and became famous painting the Indians and soldiers he saw on the plains. Dr. R. W. Shultz, D. 0. SINUS Hanford Hotel, Room 641 PHONE 2960 East Park Ice Skating Rink Ready for Use Open Afternoon and Evenings, Says Church Opening of the East park ice skating rink was announced Friday by Kenneth R. Church, director of public recreation. The rink will be open for the remainder of the holiday season—afternoons from 2 to 5 o'clock and evenings from 7 to 10. After vacation the rink will be operated daily from 7 to 10 in the evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 5:30. The rink is equipped with floodlights, warming house and loudspeaker system. The city streets and parks commissions are in charge of maintenance of the rink. James F. Ore will be rink supervisor for the 5th successive season. He will be assisted by Harold H. Richter. Special skating parties may be held at other than rink hours by making arrangements with Mr. Ore. He may be contacted by phone at 4836, or after school opens again at 609. City employes working on the project are Cliff Hamblin, W Fitzgerald, O. Burgess, R. Davis, J. Davis, Bill Bowen, Nick Gold- buff and V. C. Moore. NEWS of RECORD 'f-it r ,A . Realty Transfers' Thomas, Greta Chappcll * Henry W. Chapiicll, Idonljv B. Chappcll. Idonia B., Excctx. Beck, Allan F. to Ed Chapnell Sl.Ofl SP. WD lots 4 to 13 both inclusive Blk 5 Northcliffe, C. Gdo. Co., la., 7-:i(>-48. Prescott, W. O. & Grace A. to E. R. Robinson i Irene JT SI.01) \VD lost !) & 111 in Blk 20 of North Plymouth except W :<,!)-:« In of said Lot fl (Re-recorded to show corrected legal description) 11-18-48. Severson, D. B., Exc. of Est. of May- nurd W. Knudson to Harry R. McLaln & Ruth M., JT SKI.flflO.OI) Prob. D. Lot 2 Blk 4 "The Highlands," an Add to Mason Cily, Java. 11-10-48. John L. Paulsen Rites to Be Monday Afternoon at Chapel -JA V \r .. John L. Paulsen, 79, died at his home, 503 5th S. E., Thursday evening, following a short illness. He had been a resident of Cerro Gordo county more than 70 years. Mr. Paulsen was born July 25 1869, in Schieswig-Holstein, German y, and came to the United States in 1878. He farmed south of Mason City for many years. Surviving are his wife, Lena, 4 sons, Paul, William, Lawrence and Clarence, Mason City; 2 sisters Mrs. Bert Robinson, Tule I,?,ire CaL, and Mrs. Fred Stoltenberg, Mason City, and 3 grandsons and 5 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister, and a grandson. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Patterson-James chapel, with Doctor Paul A. Peterson, pastor of Wesley Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be at Elm wood cemetery. The Patterson-James funeral home in charge. S TRA W By E. A. N. Whlch Wind Blows * JOHN- L. PAULSEN Pvt. Robert H. Maass Rites to Be Wednesday Afternoon Births Reported (At Mercy Hospital)—Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Blakesloy, JUI Connecticut N. E.. Thursday. (At Park Hospital)—Son to Mr. and Mrs. John R. Gomez, 1431 Jefferson N. W., Thursday. Fire Calls At 5:34 p. m., Thursday to trailer No. Jl>. 2IMM S. Federal. No lire. Oil heater flared up. At 10:11! p. m.. Thursday to 508 E. State. Ruth Smith, occupant. No fire. Furnace smoking. Po//ce Court No Driver's License—Virgil Roth. 33 S Connecticut S. F... fined $5 and costs. Overtime Parking—Ed McLauRhlin, fi40 Connecticut S. E., forfeited $1 bond. Intoxication—Francis McCauley, city, sentenced to 30 days In Jail. Joseph Smith, 225 :ird N. E., fined 511) and costs. Speeding-—Curtis Rye, r, Willow drive, forfeited S10 bond. Submarine Veteran Home for Christmas 1st Time in 7 Years Russell W. Wright, E. M. C. S. S., who is now stationed at tha Great Lakes Service School Command as an instructor in the class A electrical school, has arrived home for Christmas for the first time in 7 years. He has been in submarine service 12 years, serving in the Pacific throughout the war. Since her husband has been ' stationed at Great Lakes, Mrs. Russell Wright has been visiting in Mason City until they can find living quarters. They will be here for 2 weeks over the holiday season ant, will have Christmas dinner with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L Wright, 321 Hth N. W., and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wright and family. Both Wrists Broken as Carpenter Falls Nashua—Guy West, Nashua carpenter, met with an accident this week that resulted in both wrists being broken. While working at the Kenneth McGregor farm west of Nashua, where considerable remodeling is being done to the farm home, he fell down an improvised open stairway. He was taken to the Charles City hospital where the broken bones were set and both wrists put in casts. Services for Pvt. Robert H. Maass, who was killed in action in Walfersreuth, Germany, April 15, 1945, will be held at the Major Memorial chapel at 2 p. m. Wednesday, with the Rev. E. A. Biedermann of St. James Lutheran church officiating. The body will arrive in Mason City via the Milwaukee Road at 7:45 a. m. Tuesday, Clausen-Worden Post of the American Legion will be in charge of military services. , Pvt. Maass was born in Mason City, March 1, 1926. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. James Lutheran church of which he was a member. He was a junior in high school at the time o£ his entering the service. Surviving are his parents, Mr and Mrs. Harold O. Maass, 929 8th N. E., and a brother, Donald, at home. Interment will be at Memorial Park cemetery. The Major funeral home in charge. * * * * * Klein Is Charged With Forgery; Set Bond at $2,000 Kenneth T>. Klein, 26, Clear Lake, was bound to the grand jury and bond set at $2,000 on a charge of forgery in municipal police court Friday morning. Klein was returned to Mason City Thursday by Officer Harvey Fitzgerald from DCS Moinej; where police arrested him for local authorities. Chief of Police Harold E. Wolfe said Klein had passed checks in Mason City, Hampton and Charles City signing the name of R. W. Tapager, his brother-in-law. Klein formerly worked for Tapager at his household furnishings store 409 N. Federal. Al and Dick's Firm Entertains Employes at Christmas Party Employes of Al and Dick's Super Service, 103 Penn. S. E., and friends were entertained at a Christmas dinner and dance at the Hotel Cerro Gordo. Twenty-six attended the party, including Mr. and Mrs. George Moore, Sinclair representative from Charles City. Ralph Geer entertained at the piano. The evening was spent in dancing. New England Hospitable Bosion, (U.R)—Government census sources estimate that 5 per cent of New England's nearly 9,000,000 residents have moved into the area since 1940. PVT. ROBERT H. MAASS Collegiates SponsorCheer Fund Dance Mason City junior college students submitted a donation of $12 to the Christmas Cheer fund, raised through a dance held Thursday night in the Mutual Insurance building auditorium under the sponsorship of the Collegiate club (men's club) of the college. Admission was a donation— large or small—for the Christmas Cheer fund. Music was provided by members of the Mason City high school and junior college and alumni of each. "It is the sincere hope of the Collegiate club that this donation may be used for the purpose of making a Merry Christmas for some person who would otherwise not have had one," wrote the secretary of the club, S. E. Sears, in submitting the contribution. Enclosed with the donation was a copy of The Billboard, mimeographed publication of the college, sopnsored by the Collegi- ates. It is their first issue and presents a breezy sheet full of college spirit. The front page story publicizes the dance for the Cheer Fund and carries the banner "Santa Delivers" and an appropriate cartoon of Santa. MACKET'S Furniture Shop DISTILLED WATER 417 2nd Street N. W. Phone 782 Friendship Came It is many years now since Marian Hiyd McNeely of Dubuque died, but her memory is still a vivid one among many friends of her husband, Lee McNeely, cierk of the United States district court for northern Iowa, who accompanies Judge Henry N. Graven for occasional court terms in Mason City. Every year McNeely fashions a Christmas greeting containing one of his wife's exquisite poems. This year the poem is "When Friendship Came," which we quote in part: "Thus in the time of Adam When Love was driven away, The Maker of Men put Friendship Down here on earth to stay. With tenderest words of comfort Through the frowning shapes of fear The angel led the couple To where Love waited near.' 1 "The garden of Eden has vanished Love has returned to stay, But the beautiful spirit of Friendship Abideth on earth today; Tender and hopeful and loyal Mighty in faith and in trust, Glad to partake of our banquet— Happy to share in our crust. "The leaven of workaday living; The spirit who shareth the moan, Who maketh the sobs and the sighing, And the smiles of another her own. And since I have known the angel, And have seen her face divine, I can bless, with the. Mother of Mothers, The day that her hand touched mine." Something of what Jim Chris- tcnsen, native Mason Cityan and son of Mrs. Vinnie Christensen of this community, is doing: with television on station WWJ-TV, Detroit, is evident from an article and pictures in the December number of the Hudsonian, employe magazine of the J. L. Hudson company of that city. Several pictures show the Mason Cityan at various phases of his job as producer of the Hudson company's televised show, "The Hudson Sketchbook.'^ * "" Peter Freuchen Members of the Executive club, who heard him speak here 3 years ago, will have a special interest in the following report on Peter Freuchen, Danish explorer, appearing in the Scandinavian press: Peter Freuchen, Arctic explorer, returned from a five months investigation of Greenland, on. board the Batory, which arrived recently from Copenhagen and other European ports with a capacity sailing list of 894 passengers. Mr. Freuchen accompanied Denmark's Prime Minister Hans Hed- toft to Greenland to arrange tor the introduction of reindeer to the Arctic subcontinent as a source of meat supply to Greenlanders who have been subsisting on an exclusively fish diet. After studying climatic conditions, Mr. Freuchen decided that only Alaskan reindeer, not the Lapland species, could thrive in Greenland. He is returning to negotiate with the U. S. Department of the Interior to fly a herd of Alaskan reindeer by plane to Greenland in exchange for. exclusive American rights of hunting muskox which has for years been forbidden in Greenland. Mr. Freuchen, who is one of the world's authorities on weather, stated that Greenland, as well as Norway, Sweden and Scotland, were becoming warmer due to the receding ice cap of the North Arctic region. Fred Schneller Frederic A. Schneller, who started his advertising career on this newspaper while attending high school, and now general merchandising manager of Lever Brothers company, unfolded some of his ideas on merchandising in an address to the Boston ' Advertising club recently. The Hotel Statler ballroom was transferred into a 3-ring circus to provide the colorful props and stunts the former Mason Cityan used to "merchandise" his message. These included clowns, elephants, music, colored slides, guessing games, giveaways and other devices used in a recent Schneller inspire.d Lever merchandising campaign built around a circus theme. Boston newspapers, the Globe, the Record Traveler and the Christian Science Monitor, gave the former Mason Cityan excellent coverage in news and pictures. His definition of merchandising: "The half of the sales cycle that moves our products and the selling ideas behind them closer to the customer." * Writes Doctor Lloyd Gustafson in the Christmas issue of the Mason City Methodist: I wish I knew who said this — for it speaks directly to many who face this Christmas, not akin to any other: "There is a hush that comes on Christmas Eve — Life's hurry and its stress grow far away; And something: in the silence seems to weave A mood akin to sadness, yet we say A 'Merry Christmas' to the friends we meet, And all the while we fee! that mystic spell, As if the Christ- Child came on noiseless feet, With something old, yet ever new, to tell — The eyes grow misty, yet they shed *o tear, And those that we have lost, somehow seem near." * Birthday Verse Dec. 29 is the birthday of 3 well known residents of Mason City — Dr. John H. Lepper, Clarence Halphide and Ed F.' Sweetser. Each year Dr. Lepper writes a bit of verse in commemoration of the occasion and sends to the other 2. This is his contribution for Dec. 29, 1948: Your As Old As You Feel They say I am getting old, but I am feeling mighty fine; I don't feel or think I am old as I am only 79. What's more remarkable and I swear it's true, I'm not telling any one about it, excepting YOU. I have never seen a day when I could not eat; • No, not a single day that I was not on my feet. As most sickness comes from the head, I've never spent a single day- sick in bed. I have lived my allotted time, of 3 score and 10, My time will come sometime, but I don't know when. * The February, 1949, number of Everybody's Digest will carry the article, "Champ of the Chant and Roll," Speed Wallace's account of the career of Joe Reisch, Mason City auctioneer as it originally appeared on Ford Times. This brings additional national attention to Mason City as the home of the largest auctioneering school in the world. Reisch this week is conducting the 5th school of the year, bringing the 1948 enrollment to the 600 mark. ~ ' ^^^- ~" " _ •^^^^•^^^^^•^^^••••^^^••••B HOTEL HANFORD SUN DAY December 26, 1948 SPECIAL FAMILY DINNER Chef's Special Chicken Broth with Rice, or Chilled Tomato Juice or Apple Juice Baked Sugar Cured Ham, Raisin Sauce, or Roost Tom Turkey, Sage Dressing and Cranberry Sauce, or Grilled Chicken Cutlet with Creamed New Peas • Creamy Whipped or Oven Browned Potatoes Buttered Fresh Peas Tossed Green Salad, French Dressing Bran Muffins Coffee Choice of: Chocolate Pudding, Ice Cream, or Sherbets Also a Wide Selection of Food ftems From Our a la Carte Menu, including: Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, Chops, Steaks, Fish, Thin Pancakes and Sausage, Chili Con Carne, and Assortment of Sandwiches. A SELECTION OF SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DAY DINNERS SERVED FROM NOON UNTIL 2 P. M.—5 P. M. UNTIL 8:30 P. M. ~ $1.25 PER PLATE. HOTEL HANFORD

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