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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

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14 March 8, ._ 1947 M»on City GJot>e-G»zette, M>son Cllr, I>. Mason City Calendar MARCH 10—X. W. G A. «nnu«l mitt- ing. MAECH 10—School election. MARCH n— Cerro Gordo-Worth County Iowa Stale college alumni annual dinner ni the All-Vets Social Center at Clear Lake at 7 p. m. with William G. Murray, head of economics department of college, as speaker. MARCH 27—Chamber of CommercMerv- Ice club dinner at Hotel Hanford with Strickland GUlilan. MARCH 31—General Citj^ election. MARCH SI— 3 u s a 1 BJoerllng, Swedish tenor. In last of Community Concert association series, 8:15 p. m. APRIL 6—Easter Sunday. APRIL 11—Wartburg choir at high school auditorium. APML H—Community Concert membership campaign. JCNE 17—North Iowa band festival and aucen coronation in Mason City. HERE IN MASON CITY Fuller brushes. Phone 4619J. Pay your Legion dues now. Friends of Libraries will meet at the library Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock for the regular monthly board meeting. 1947 wallpaper at Paynes. O'Brien Paints at Shepherds. Rotary club speaker at the Monday noon luncheon at Hotel Hanford will be Charles O'Brien, city sanitary inspector. Student Rotarians Eonald A. Abel, Maynard S. Hanson, William Hurley and Joseph Slepicka will give a report on observations in the past several months attendance at the regular club meetings. Shop and save, Mullaney Shop. The North Central Iowa Rod and Gun club will hold its regular meeting Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. Latest 1947 wallpaper patterns. Eoomhower Hardware. The North Central Rod and Gun club will hold a meeting at the Y. M. C. A. Tuesday evening at 8. "Insurancewise." Let George or Bob Harrer do it Phone 321. Nomination of officers for the coming year will take place at the next regular meeting of San Juan Marne post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Tuesday evening at 8. Minstrel show at Burchinal hall Mar. 13 at 8 p. m. Tickets at door or Ladies Aid members. The Townsend club will meet at the P. G. and E. auditorium Monday evening at 7:30. G. I. Dance Sat. nijrht at the All Vets Social Center, North Shore Clear Lake. Music by Mack's Orchestra. George Hubacher, Jr., son . of Mr. and Mrs. George Hubacher, 610 S. Connecticut, recently was initiated into Alpha Kappa Kappa, professional medical fraternity, at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City. Hubacher is a veteran of 33 months service in the army air forces. He is a freshman in the college pf medicine. I can care for 2 more patients in my nursing home. Downstairs rm., pri. bath available. Catering to patients who want to eat with family and enjoy home privileges Brandan Nursing Home, 26 9th N. E., ph. 3364-W. The Milwaukee Service club will hold a party at the women's club rooms at 7:30 o'clock Monday night. Miss Ruth Fisher, former Cerro Gordo county nurse, now orthopedic field nurse with the state services for crippled, arrived for work in this territory Wednesday. She will work in Mason City Monday and on Tuesday will go to Decorah. Stoddard Makes 150 Iceboxes a Day : ******* ****** ******* ******** Along Assembly Lirie at Mason City Plant W, 0.-JACKSON PAYS $300 FINE William Osman Jackson pleaded guilty before Judge William P Butler in district court here Saturday to a county attorney's information charging him with driving while intoxicated. He was fined S300 and costs and his driver's license suspended for 90 days. Jackson was arrested Wednesday by sheriff's deputies after his car hac run off the road and become mired in a ditch on the Spring park road no:r.th of Mason City. BUY BO-PEEP SHOP New H a m p t o n—Miss Helen Schilling .of New Hampton anc Arthur Hunemiller of Clinton have purchased the Bo-Peep shop here from Mrs. George Gleason The shop is a children's and baby clothes shop. ELECTROLUX Vacuum Cleaners FOR SALES'— SERVICE and SUPPLIES call 0. A. BUECHLE Phone 4438 210 S. Tennessee ADDITION TO BE BUILT TO PLANT IN NEAR FUTURE Metal Iceboxes Being Made for Appliance Firm at Morrison, 111. One hundred and 50 units a day, or one every 5 minutes, is the speed at which the Stoddard Manufacturing company, 617 4th S. W., is turning out all metal iceboxes for the Ice Cooling Appliance company of Morrison, 111., since the local plant put into operation its assembly line in the new quarters of the company. Although the company also manufactures its own "Lockera- tor" iceboxes and refrigerators, and "Lockerator" home freezers, with a capacity of 400 pounds of frozen food, the "Automatic" iceboxes now in production form the bulk of the manufacturing at present. The new plant, which is only partly completed at present, will cover an entire city block when finished. There is room on Its railroad sidings on the Chicago Great Western and Rock Island lines for 5 boxcars at one time, for unloading steel and supplies or loading finished iceboxes. Present quarters of the Stoddard Manufacturing company cover 100 by 300 feet. Another section will be constructed 50 by 200 feet, which will be 2 stories high, which will be used for finishing, warehouse and offices of the company. At the rear of this section will be a loading dock for trucks. This section of the plant will be constructed in the near future as soon as building material can be obtained, according to Bill Stoddard, manager. The woodworking part of the plant, which was the whole Stoddard Manufacturing company during the-war, is now the smallest department in it. The machine shop, where the tools will be made and the machinery repaired, will be in the new building. Everything but the electric motor for the refrigerators and the home freezers is made at the plant. Throughout the plant workers are protected by safety devices, which work automatically. And the employes are now working under the best conditions since this manufacturing plant was started. Between 75 and 80 persons are employed by the company, with a 75 cent an hour minimum for male employes, and a week's paid vacation after one year of service. HearTrucking Application by Cadwell Members of the state commerce commission held a hearing here Friday afternoon on the application by the Cadwell Storage and Moving company for a certificate to haul freight to and from the Belmont radio plant at Emery. Clifford Eslick, manager of the Cadwell firm, and Wayne L. Hardesty, manager of the Belmont plant, testified in favor of the application. They stated that present transportation facilities are inadequate and that the radio plant stores parts at the Cadwell warehouse. B. J. Drummond and George D. Dunn appeared for the applicant. Charles E. Strickland, president of the Mason City and Clear Lake railway, testified that the electric line does not now have a spur into the plant but has applied for permission to build one. Smith and Beck appeared for the railway. The Mason City warehouse, appearing by Garfield E. Breese and R. J. Edwards, submitted evidence that it now has a trucking permit to the radio plant as well as an interstate license. Mason City Builders Attend Convention of Retail Lumbermen A large delegation of building material dealers from Mason City attended the 3 day convention of the Iowa Retail Lumbermen that closed in Des Moines Friday. At the election of officers at the closing session C. E. Goessling, Shenandoah, was elected president of the association. Robert Anderson, Council Bluffs, and A. F. Umhoefer, Ashton, \vere elected to the board o) trustees, and Carl Moeller, Reinbeck, and Carlton Walker, Waterloo, were re-elected. Have you paid your water bill? SAVE 10* EAST SIDE BILLS WERE DUE MARCH 1 BILLS PAID BY MONDAY, MARCH 10 are subject to 10% Discount on the full amount of the bill NOTICE Office Closes at 12 o'clock Inoon) on Saturdays Mason City Water Department Globe-Gazette Photos FIRST STEP IN PROCESS of making an all metal icebox at the Stoddard Manufacturing company is cutting the pattern from a long sheet of galvanized steel. This is then bent to form in a huge.press with ICO tons of pressure applied. The iceboxes take shape as though they were made o£ cardboard. Curved edges of the doors are bent on a smaller machine with 80 tons pressure. SECOND STEP IN BUILDING one of these units is spot welding the parts together. By this method two parts of steel as the side and back of the icebox are welded together without bolts or rivets. The trick is in fusing two pieces of metal without burning them to the point of destroying their strength, and calls for split second timing. The complete job is accomplished by 2 men in a few minutes. THEN TO CONVEYOR go all of the individual parts for a complete unit. Box, door, shelves, interior parts and all go into the bonderiz- ing room to be prepared for the Dupont Dulux finish. The metal would not take this enamel finish without first being prepared by the bonderizing method. All parts will have traveled 950 feet on this conveyor system before they are finally taken off completely finished. FINISH IS SPRAYED on in a specially constructed room costing $70,000. As the parts pass by, each is completely sprayed, and they pass on to the baking oven where this special finish is baked on in half an hour as the pieces pass through the gas fired oven under 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The spraying room is specially ventilated through running water, which takes every bit of excess enamel out of the air passing through. ON THE FINAL STRETCH the boxes are assembled. In the foreground a man is fitting the first with insulation. Next come the interior parts, lining and shelves, rubber cushion and doors. Each operation is simple and fast, but skillfully done. Hardware is added by the use of electric drills and the boxes are tested by light to determine if they are airtight. The last stretch is handled on a roller conveyor. FROM ASSEMBLY LINE one of these boxes comes every 5 minutes, completely equipped with fittings and crated ready for* shipment. This photo shows one of the girls polishing the finished unit, and the girl in the foreground is applying the name, "The Automatic." The entire production at the present time, 150 units per day, is going to the Ice Cooling Appliance company, Morrison, 111., via railroad cars loaded right at the plant. C77MWS ^/ By E. A. N. ^^ ere, "Forgotten You" and Nod oward's "Zigeuner" from his Bittersweet." * Thursday's picture and story bout Harold K. Jones, who has een In the Mercy hospital more ban a year, brought a number of nquiries to this newspaper from ersons wishing to contribute to- iard making his stay in the hos- ital more endurable and com- ortable. To these and others our nswer is that the Globe-Gazette will be glad to act as custodian or any such sifts. Address them ,0 the Harold K. Jones fund, Maon City Globe-Gazette, Mason ity, Iowa. * ' VOTE IS MONDAY ON 2 DIRECTORS, LIGHTING BONDS 4 Polling Places Open From 7 to 7; Incumbents Only Nominees Listed Voters of the Mason City school district will g* to the polls Monday to elect 2 directors and decide the question of a proposed $30,000 bond issue for lighting Roosevelt baseball field and stadium. Principal interest centered in the bond issue Saturday since only the 2 incumbents, Dr. George M. Crabb and Curtis Amen, have filed nomination papers for the board posts. Both proponents and opponents of the bond issue worked Saturday to get out as many votes as possible on Monday. According to state law, a bond issue must carry by a 60 per cent vote in order to be legal. Four polling places will be open for voters from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m., according" to Secretary B. L. Main. They are located as follows: 1st ward, school administration building; 2nd, courthouse basement; 3rd, city hall basement; 4th, S & R Chevrolet garage. MacMannes Attending CIO Union Conference Douglas McMannes, business representative for local No. 38, United Packinghouse Workers of America-CIO, left Friday to attend a 2-day conference of the District No. 3 council and constitution committee in Des Moines. Mr. McMannes, who serves as secretary of the committee, will assist in preparing a constitution for the operation for a district council, whose chief problem will be to deal with public relations. This committee will give its report for adoption at the next district conference to be held in conjunction with the internation constitutional convention of the United Packinghouse Workers in Cleveland, Ohio, May 5, 6, 7, 8, 1947, Mr. McMannes will return to Mason City Monday. SEEK RE-ELECTION New Hampton—Edward Gerbcr, first ward councilman and A. J. Forkenbrock, third ward councilman, have taken out nomination papers to seek re-election on the city council here. John H. Kelly, an insurance man. Friday said that he was a candidate for council from the second ward, which is now represented by Harry J. Carney. ATTEND OIL PARLEY Garner—Mr. and'Mrs. Ed Bock attended a state convention of independent oil jobbers in Des Moines recently. Mr. Bock was elected a director of the state organization. Another director from the 6th district serving with him is Ernie Louge o£ Livermore. FLEETA HALLEY DIES AT HOME Funeral Arrangements Are Not Complete Mrs. Fleeta Irene porter Halley, 47, died at her home, 229 S. Jackson, Saturday morning, following an illness. She had resided in Mason City for the past 37 years. Mrs. Halley was born at Dougherty, Sept. 7, 1899. She came to Mason City from Britt and had been a bookkeeper at the Kresge store for the past 18 years. She was married to Kenneth Halley April 20, 1939, at Charles City. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Petersen, Clear Lake, a son, Veral Rob- .REPAIRING Of All KINDS K & H ELECTRIC phone 11M "It's a New Name in Photography" — Minalype Photography—Informal Candid Snapshots — 6 different poses — 6 nicely finished photographs S2.00 COMPLETE ert Porter, Mason .City, her father Schuyler Lockwood, and a broth er, Veral Lockwood, South Gate ™al. She was preceded in death by her mother. She was a member of the Firs Methodist church o£ Mason Citj and the Royal Neighbors. Funera arrangements are incomplete. Th Major funeral home in charge. WINS MAIL CONTRACT New Hampton—Maynard Doug las has been awarded a contract t haul mail between the postoffic here and the Chicago Great West ern and Milwaukee railroad sta tions. He succeeds Carl Josephson who resigned after serving 9 years RENT CARS, TRUCKS 804 4th S. W. Phone 44 DISTRIBUTOR'S SALESMAN WANTED Distributor's salesman wanted who can live in Mason City, Iowa Falls or nearby and work in that territory. This is strictly a high income, permanent connection; opportunity. If you are 28 to 55, have a clean, honorable record, like to meet people or have had sales experience; you will be considered. Write letter in your own handwriting, stating: Age, family status, experience, lodge affiliations, etc. Tell us when, where you could be interviewed. Address F-8 Care Mason City Globe-Gazette Showing Which Way the Wind Blows amiliar Voice A number of Mason City radio steners Monday night heard ona Paulee, Metropolitan opera nger, who appeared here wjth er husband accompanist, Capt. Jean Holt, in the first number of ie Community Concert series last ill. sing a group of songs on the oice of Firestone program. Intro- uced as "our bright and young it soloist" with the Howard Bar- w orchestra, she sang the theme ing on the program. Other num- :—.1,.^^^ +HO "TTahanera" Billy 'Possum Billy 'Possum who ers included rom Carmen, the "Habanera which she sang _ost and'Found A Persian lamb scarf, highly rized gift of his son-in-law, who urchased it in Bermuda while erving with a destroyer escort, as taken on added value for octor Roy C. Helfenstein of the irst Congregational church in tfason City. One night while returning to VTason City on No. 65 the pastor ;opped in the vicinity of Chapin o clear accumulated ice from the windshield of his car. A whipping ind got away with his scarf and Ithough he searched extensively, e was unable to find it in the arkness. The next day he made a day- ght search in the vacmity, but ie scarf still remained missing. Having noted' snowplows at ork along the highway, he de« ided on his return to Mason City o call Raymond Zack, district ngineer of the highway commis- .on. Mr. Zack contacted the snow- low operators at Hampton and oon afterwards reported the carf had been found. * For Mrs. Nels Anderson, 1452 efferson N. W., spring arrived Mday morning when she went utdoors to dust a rag and heard robin "cheeruping." On a cloudy morning and with snow and ice till visible It was a most welcome ound, she admitted. * -1. L. Mencken The selection oj Mason City, owa, and" 9 other cities throughout the nation as having "the most perfect American speech,' las elicited interesting comment. The latest on the subject comes rom Washington, D. C., where a Times-Herald reporter inter- 'iewed, among others, H. I* ilencken. To Mencken the judgment of the jnguaphone Institute of America which made the selection, was 'sheer baloney and blah of the most horrible type. There is no one competent to say where the ^ perfect' American is spoken.' "My own belief," said the author of "The American Language,' 'is that the best, or rather to me he most pleasing 'American is spoken in Washington or Baltimore." Mencken lives in Baltimore. Mencken admitted, however that the speech of the middle wes seems to be conquering that of ;he rest of the nation and that as far as he's concerned, that's Miss Ruth Stauffer, head of the nglish department in District o Columbia schools, also had thi idea that the speech of Mason ~ity and other middle west cen> ters was creeping up on the res of the nation. * When Mayor Howard Bruce visited his No. 1 protege, Mason City's Meredith Wtllson, in Lo Angeles "he received an unex peeled compliment from Mere dith's talent find of the week, th courageous Brooklyn singing vet eran, Sammy Solop. Armless Sammy used one of his hooks t shake hands with Mayor Bruc and congratulate him on Masoi City's selection as the one Ameri can community unspoiled by out side speech traits. "It's a swell thing," Sammy said. "Now Mason City's just like Brooklyn!" mysteriouslyy in' Mason City's msiness district Tuesday noon, and made the front page of the Globe- Sazette, has been getting the lion's hare of attention from youngsters n the city. The following note of lanks was received from the Sec- nd Grade children of Monroe chool: * "Dear Mr. Hall—Our teacher has been reading The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum' to us. We found pictures of opossums n our science books. In a movie that Mr. Moore showed us we saw aby opossums riding piggy back n their mother. We wished we ould see a real live one. Then we saw in the Giobe-Ga- ette a picture and story about the possum that came to Mason City. We talked about it at school. Lance Master's daddy had seen it nd knew the man in the picture. We asked Lance to tell his daddy we would like to see it. So today iiat opossum came to school! It was such fun to see him. We have been reading in "Suan's Neighbors" how newspapers lelp us. Your paper helped us see real live opossum. We want to hank you. Second Grade Children of Monoe School." And that, if we say it with tongue in cheeTc, is a very fine letter or Second Graders to write. * The Oliver .Tractor company paid off Us employes in silver dollars last Saturday to demon- trate the importance of that in- lustry to the economic life of the community. Some of the silver cartwheels found their way to Mason City. Tuesday night when Charles City played in the district meet here 50 or more of the silver coins were paid in admissions. * turned up a i-i:j.->_ »« It's Still Iowa R. M. Hall was having troubles while visiting down in McAllen, Texas. He wrote: "It has been and s still quite chilly with a drizzling rain. Of course the people have an alibi. They say this is the coldest and most outlandish weather his valley has ever had. It makes 5ood talk but it does not remove he chill and the impression. "My greatest trouble is that I am at right angles with the world, as east is north to me. I haven't seen the sun yet to disprove my ntuition. I am not arguing this dislocation of the compass with old settlers but I reserve my judgment about the weather. "Judging from the delicious Eruit, the fine strawberries I had 'or supper, the towering palm xees and the beautiful roses seen around, the climate must be of a ;ropical temperature much of the ;ime. "Still, Iowa for me." * Down In the Rio Grande valley jitrus fruit is of more importance Shan corn and hogs are In Iowa, according to "R. M." He reported the trees around McAlJen, Texas, loaded with grapefruit and oranges, "Yesterday 128 carloads of grapefruit were shipped out of here, enough grapefruit juice to make a sizable swimming pool for Mason City." * House of Morgan Bob Hamilton made a unique introduction of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Morgan, who had the program at the Lions club this week. "They will perform in the typical House of Morgan manner with Mrs. Morgan doing the talking and Dr. Morgan doing the work," Mr. Hamilton said. The program consisted of a talk by Mrs. Morgan on their experiences on a Caribbean vacation trip, while her husband showed colored slides of scenes along the * "In Mason City, Iowa," wrote Time magazine this week, "Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cross thought and thought about a name for their baby daughter, finally agreed on Chris." EXPENSIVE DICE In Plymouth county district court, Emil Beeler has.filed suit to recover $1,775 lost by him in a crap game. THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED Phone 2503 303 2nd S. W. Mason City J. H. MARSTON Has Been Selling and Servicing BENDIX Automatic Washers in Mason City Since 1938 and Knows Them Thoroughly. r Ask Him About His Special Five Year Service Satisfaction Guarantee 24 First S. E. Phone 743

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