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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1929, Mason City, Iowa MEMBER 81 fflaiiim J A Lee Syndicate Newspaper issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE COMPANY 121123 Bast State St 27 28 and 29 WILL F MUSEEditor W EARL HALL Man aging Editor LEE P LOOMISBusiness Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PKESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited lu this paper and also all local news published herein SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily per Daily per weekJ 35 Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily per year by carrierS700 Dally per week by 15 Daily per year by mail 4 oo 6 months 3 months 1 50 Outside 100 mile zone daily per year 600 6 months 3 months Entered at the Postoffice at Mason City Iowa as Second Class Matter Architecture Is the work of nations AS MASON CITY GREETS 1930 since the economic peak just after the war has Mason City faced a more roseate future than at time thq start of 1930 And theres this essential difference At that time the wise ones could see that the prosperity abroad was artificially stimulated to a large degree and of necessity must fall of its own weight Now the persons best informed are the ones most confident that a period of flourishing develop ment lies ahead of Mason City and Iowa Here are just a few factors in the situation so far as Iowa is concerned AH of the prosperity charts issued within the past few months have pictured Iowa as belnff in a favored position economically speaking Many have shown our state to he the one brightest spot on the national map The sales organization of automobile com panies and other nationally distributed products aro definitely lookingto Iowa for increased sales whereas in some parts of the the is the anticipation of reduced pur chasing power While the unanimously expressed view mid dlewestern financiers that the break in the stock market would redound to Iowas advantage was ut first accepted as forced optimism developments of the past few weeks have demonstrated beyond perndventuro the genuineness of the Judgment Iowa will be all to the good on this policy of re turning to homo investment the money which of recent years has been diverted to AVall street for speculation Then coming to Mason City itself there are sev eral indisputable auguries of improved conditions Almost without exception Mason Citys retail mer chants report the hest Christmas business of recent years Indeed some say it has never been surpassed Herein lies proof conclusive that North lowans have money and that they will spend it plants have entered upon an production maOe necessary by he states ambitious roadpaving program In other Tyeara the plants have been forced to close down for an extended period in the winter so that the demand for cement could overtake the supply on hand This year the only shutdown will be for imperative repairs and this period will be held to an absolute minimum The sand and gravel industry has benefited from this set of conditions The supply of brick and tile on hand at the Mason City plants is smaller now than it has been at the start of any year since the war Farmers restricted for these seven or eight yeara by reduced earnings are again draining their low places and Improving their lands productivity A stimulated program of construc tion has enlarged the market for building tile too The meat packing industry has come to the end a recordbreaking year More hogs have been handled than in any previous year more money has been paid to stockraisers more men have been em ployed more money has been paid to workers Whats more this growth is continuing and the outlook is for bigger things ahead Railroad business wherein for years Mason City has exceeded all other cities of Iowa in gross tonnage has shown a gain over any previous year there have been important and farreaching developments in the fieW of wholesale distribution affecting the territory about Mason City a bank started less than a year ago already shows resources of more than a half million dollars Building operations have been satisfactory even not sensational and there Is every prospect for a I of this with the new federal building standing out as the largest undertaking scheduled for 1930 There have been virtually a hundred new homes erected within the past year and the increased pay rolls at the several major industrial plants constitute guarantee of continued emphasis on residential con struction and population growth Verily Mnson City has every reason to greet 1930 with a smile This oldadmonition clearly can have application locally DONT SELL MASON CITY SHORT IN TOUCH WITH RICHES of power we learn that the lowly golden rod is one of several promising plants from which Thomas A Edison says rubber can be made It is Im x possible to say at what price rubber can be produced from golden rod But in great inventions price is usually only a detail to follow Riches are all about us Todays weed may be one the sources of tomorrows wealth Man is only at the beginning of his intelligent adjustment to the uni verse in which he unaccountably finds himself CHANGING HUMAN P PRESCRIBING an egotistic man an acquaintance M once said of him that if he had been present at the ordering of the universe he doubtless would have given the Almighty the benefit of his ideas Had you ever thot how you would change man if 1 you had the making of him Let us not consider the f physical part of him Surgeons tell us that as an cn 1 glneerlng Job man Is not perfect Certain changes in hs body might be made for the better Perhaps evolu tion will provide those changes In time But as to MASON CITY GLUBEGAZETTF mans would you doabout that Just as a suggestion would it not be a good idea to alter human nature in such a way as to make it easy and natural for man to say no or to say yes as occasion demanded without stallingand deceiving and covering up his reasons There are a few people who have the gift Apparently not many How it would simplify living if it were not so difficult to say what we mean and say it simply quickly definitely finally CRESS POSITION MISSTATED TN AN EDITORIAL reference to the crime control problem as it is affected by the comingof paved highways the GlobeGazette a few days ago attributed to Sheriff G 03 Cress a favorable altitude toward the state constabulary idea Mr Cress has called our at tention to the error involved in this He has not in all his writings or utterances expressed such an opinion he informs us He is however in favor of a system of state highway patrol Mr Cress has been asked to de velop his views along this line in a paper forthe Globe Gazette and it is hoped that such a correct presenta tion of his position will be possible in the early fu ture The Cerro Gordo sheriff has given thig subject a large amount of study and what he has to say will be authentic THE OLD HOME TOWN By Stanley I Answers tions Submit your queries to the staff of experts whoso services are put at your freo disposoj There Is no charge except 2 cents in coin or stamps for return postage Address the GlobeGazette Infor mation Bureau Frederic J Haskln Director Wash ington D C Q What Is the nationality of John M C A American English descent born in Utah Q Do the girls at Smith college ride bicycles T Ct Hi A Yes They are popular At least 211 bicycles are m daily use by the students Last a fete called a Bicyclio was held on the campus Q What does Woolaroc mean N K A Art Goebel pilot of the Woolaroc says the name of his plane is a coined word a combination of woods lakes and rocks It is the name of the estate of the man who financed his Pacific flight Q Why is the Arctic oceun sonamed S T A Arctic is from the Greek arctos a bear the reference being to the northern constellation of the Great Bear Antarctic means opposed to Arctic Q Do the male or female beavers build the dams L G H A Both males and females work on the dams Q Is the blood thicker than water J K A Yes Q Why are the letters on a typewriter ar ranged as they are instcud of alphabetically A So that the letters most frequently associated may be most easily reached Q Why is it that Tom Mix is not appearing in pictures as frequently at present Mr S A Tom Mix has joined a circus Q Are sweet potatoes hurt by cold storage A After digging the sweet potatoes should be kept at a temperature of 70 to 75 degrees until they are cured if they are to be palatable Allow a sweet potato to become chilled even after the curingstaire and the delicate flavor is destroyed CJ What is the derivation of the word won T F A It is shortened from wapparousa a Sicilian localism for a goodfornothing fellow Q Does u flying fish use its fins as wings J L A It is chiefly by the motion of the tail before they entirely leave the water that the momentum for these flights is acquired Whether it is increased bv of the Pectoral ns is a matter of many languages among Eskimos JAKE QUICKSET A READY JN THE BACK ROOM THE YEAR WITH MEW M BUSINESS Sundown Stories By MARY GRAHAM A BONNEK dispute Q How F D F A They speak one language from the easternmost Greenland to farthest Alaska and in Siberia on the other side of the Berning straits To get along rea sonably well an Eskimo must have at the tip of his tongue a much larger active vocabulary than that of an average businessman who speaks English Q Why is there so much opposition to hisrli school fraternities W S A Because the immature judgment of boys and girls in high school fraternities and sororities develops snobbishness and thus defeats the spirit of democracy that should prevail BOBROADWAY By JOSEPH VAN RAALTE MEW YORK Dec this column the olher day D twas rehearsed the story of Bessie Wynn star of Babes in Toyland 25 years ago hired by the Shu berts for their current revival of the operetta and st the last minute let out by them to make way for a mediocrity with a contract ni Evc day following the premier of the revival there was a community Christmas cele bration m Times Square Artists of note were on hand and Bessie hacl turn came you should have heard the cheer that greeted her appearance She was back again on only for five minutes welco nevertheloss and Broadway was roaring its There beneath tlifl boughs of the giants tree on Christmas Eve in Times Square with the shadows c THE BABY YEAR PjECEMBER ought to be here any minute now they said The Little Black Clock explained that he had only turned the time back just a little bit so they could have a longer time in this interesting place where the Months and Days and Years lived Yes they repeated December ought to be hare any minute Then the Baby New Year can start on his travels He is so brave and soreaiy tq start off all The Baby came along then He seemed very young was true but appeared to have a great deal of DIET AND HEALTH By DR LULU HUNT IETJEKS at fclcrs cannot iliagnusc not tive pjreona aUvire roniitkri your nimtions of Kcncra interest ihcy will be wcrcd in Hie column Requests nnist Ije auonipaiiied y a lullv Eclfadtlresiccl stamped envelope ami 2 cents in coin for cicii article wanted same t0 pamnlilcts extent lliat he price is 10 cmls for each to cover piinling costs Aililtry Or Tcicrs Caic GIobcGazelle it He could hardly wait He wanted so much to go on his adventures which would last a whole year After that time he would be all ready to come back and join the others again But each Year loved its 52 weeks of adventures Some people used to think we were foolish to let a little new year out into the world as we did but we didn t think so one of the Months was saying But he did not get very far in his conversation A great noise was heard December was on his way home And now the Little New Year was beingcarried along by the Month of January and the Day Wednesday Just as soon as its Midnight hell go by him self they told John and Peggy And now they were all waving their caps in the were all dancing and shouting and crying Happy happy New Year Happy happy uw Year Peggy and John looked around for the Babv But he had gone J The New Year had begun his adventures CHRONIC CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING YESTERDAY I spoke on acute carbon monoxide poi soning Today Ill take up the chronic type Dear Doctor During the day I work in an office located in the garage section the building This office has no windows and the only fresh air we receive comes thru the garage doors which are opened in the summer but in the winter these doors are kept closed Different gas eous odors from the cars float around here all day I have been hare only a short time therefore do not know what reaction they will have on me My question is will it injure my health if I remain here I am in the building eight hours a day c NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS By H L TENNEY Plymouth Iowa The long expectedhour is here That ushers in the glad New Year Our waiting feet will soon step oer The threshold of the open door The hours the days the months have flown In swift procession they have gone And love and hope and joy and pain Have mingled in the passing train Like ships that carry as they go Their varied cargoes to and fro To leave them on some friendly shore The dying year has brot its store Of light and shadow change and care And left its imprint everywhere The changing seasons teach that man Is only here for one brief span All things are subject to decay And like a vapor pass away The works that men have builded rust His strongest structures turn to dust Change marks Gods mighty uni verse The flowing rivers shift their course Where fmce was grove or tangled wood The husbandman produces food The open plain becomes a town The rocky hillsides crumble down Life is a surging restless tide And things of earth do not abide Our lives are like a fading flower That comes and goes in one short hour AB rivers hurry to the sea We hasten to eternity Where are the ones we used to know Those dear ones of the long ago Where are the friends we loved to greet In kindlyconverse on the street Those comrades of our yesterdays Who crossed so oft our devious ways Like fleeting shadows tliev have gone New forms and faces have come on Their memory lingers with us yet Their deeds we will not soon forget In Elmwood they lie mute and still We read their names upon the hill They played their part upon the stage With honor served their day and age Three solemn Ihots face you and me Life death and long eternity These three form one unbroken ring With life the allimportant thing For as we face our problems here We at his bar shall all appear Since we such strict account must give The question comes How shal we live How fit ourselves to Gods great plan What is the chief concern man As voyagers upon lifes sea What shall our course and conduct be Is there no chart to point the way No gleam of light no guiding ray That our frail bark may reach the shore And pass the awful breakers roar Christ came the Light of Life to be To pilot xis across the sea His holy Book unfolds the plan Of life to blinded erring man It tells us seriously that we Are arbiters of destiny The issues tremble in our hand And fortune waits at our command By choosing good conserving time We all may rise to heights sublime But groping Mindly like a fool Can forfeit life and miss the goal The heavenly things alone are sure And earthly things do not endure Today as we all linger near The deathbed of the closing year Between the future and the past With memories coming thick and fast Of those we cherished long and well Our hearts with new resolve should swell That we will leavs to thosa come A light to point them safely home OTHER EDITORS LULU HUNT PETERS M ing Fioin your description C I think Uiit all the workers in your office i Be subject to chronic carbon monoxide poisou fhis chronic poisoning may be brot on by re JIICLJ uu UIUL UI1 ItV IE peated or continued small Uosea of carbon monoxide not sufficient to produce asphyxiation I dont usually give symptoms too many get em by but I will give the symptoms of car bon monoxide poisoning so if you have them you will investigate the gas fixtures nnd heating appliances in a a ttto 11 rm m EARLIER DAYS DEC 31 1900 With the shutting down of the wheels of industry at 12 oclock tonight the close of the old year and the dawn of the new Mason City will have stepped from one of the most prosperous years in in the way of municipal public corporate and private im provement into what indicates to be as prosperous n coming twelve months If what ig expected to happen occurs in Mason City the coming year the improvements for the year 1910 in Mason City will exceed those of 1BOO by three millions of dollars Of the big enterprises that are expected the Lehigh Cement company takes the lead Businessmen in close touch with the situation are assured that this plant will be erected and some of them go so far as to say that there will he two plants instead of one The corporate improvement city has reached enormous figures for a city of the population of Mason City On the south side are several large and substantial firms The Letts Spencer Grocery company spent 570000 in round numbers in the erection of heir big warehouse The Mason City Candy company put in from to t KJLjuai u WILU Lnu SIIELUOWS j JJUL m irom uuu to closing m over the old town and the lights of Broad tile Crystal Ice company has spent 510000 and wsir Wynns the Martin Manufacturing company double that amount by estimate The Short Line has erected a the othcr story thot inn interested m this brief aftermath might be CARRIERS TO ART Eva LaGallzenne head of the Civic Repertoire has no use for what she calls society slummers in her theater For some reason or other she says these people m wiuti sjiK says tuese people invariably create a wellfed wall of patron izing superiority that spoils the play for the rest of the audience and makes things more difficult for the people on the stage Eve says theres nothing Artyabout her or her theater She admits her repertoire is a bit cosmopoli tan It isn t she explains that we dont want Amer ican plays Its because we cant get them TTIS FATE The worlds worst psychologist has just encountered business difficulties om weeks ago he opened a little place in the Just around the corner from stones throw from Marion Davles ultra Warwick hotel and money imagine anyone comintr alon nmi in fi a winson tii jJJL loiiuiL ijiiiu 1103 yrccttiu n depot andcostly interlocking plant while the Milwau kee has spent several thousand dollars which has not been figured in the estimate in improving their round house and water plant here Coming over the new bridge M Wolfe has put in in a building on faouth Main The City National bank will spend 580000 before their handsome building on State is finished The Park Hospital company spent while A H dale went the limit in the Ccnlury Annex on Superior The new postoffico cost the Le Mars Printing company the Stanhery building on State the Elks spent 530000 nnd along on North Main are several to swell the sum total The BlytheMarklcy buildingwill cost The total of the improvements for 3009 was The fol lowing improvements nrc planned for 1910 Municipal pavements 3 miles city hall water mains sidewalks public city schools Wilson Knights of Pythias Knights of Columbus Great Western depot corporate Peoples Gas and Electric company Farmers Brick and Tile plant 000 First National bank Lehigh cement HI i your horacs as wel1 as Lo your physician for an I examination The symptoms of chronic carbon monoxide poi soning are frequent headaches dizziness nausea vomit ing coated tongue weakness of memory hot flushes neuritis palpitation of the heart insomnia general debility and feabieness of the psychic function with hallucinations Kober and Hayhurst tell of an Inter esting case where a whole family was subjected to alow poisoning by carbon monoxide when they moved into an old house which was said to be haunted This rumor arose undoubtedly to hallucinations of sight and hearing which all the occupants had experienced and which turned out eventually to be due to carbon monoxide p9isoning Right here is a good place to insert that Kobcr and Hayhurst also state that habitual tobacco smokers may show as much as six per cent carbon monoxide hemoglobin saturation of the blood I dont know what the percentage of deadly poi be As 80 per cent saturation causes death cant we say the habitual tobacco smoker is pretty nearly onetenlh dean There aro many ways to get chronic carbon mon oxide poisoning especially in the winter Faulty fur naces defective and cheap gas fixtures rubber tub ings that readily rot home efforts at plumbing in complete burning of coal and other fuels improperly Ventilated garages where auto engines are allowed to run Of course fhere is also danger of acute carbon monoxide poisoning with asphyxiation and death from all of these if the amount of carbon monoxide is suf ficient The question of chronic carbon monoxide poisoning to traffic officers and others who have to stand for lengthy periods of time in auto congested districts in large cities is now being taken up by health authori ties Heating public busses by motor exhaust Is beinjr forbidden in New York tjut uKtmty tuu 1 tUTiliOri and money imagine anyone coming alon and in augurating The Cutic Coffee Shop He curled up jgnominiously as he deserved to curl Actually frowned into failure 1Jl YV JI13U11 block Valentine block PrattMoson Block Waas block and three hundred cottages total improvements for 1910 980000 You can sec from what I have written what my a my advice to you will be C That is if your employer wont see that there is good ventilation in your work ing quartern get another job and report the case to your Health Department to protect your fellow workers A NEW MAP OF IOWA Davenport Democrat Ora Wil liams once a newspaper man in Des Moiues and now one of the use ful lowans at the state house wants tils friends to know more about the state of Iowa So his Christmas greetings went to them in the shape of a new and revised map of Iowa Wank as far as cities and other usu al marks are concerned but with much of interest nevertheless en tered thereon For instance we find onions and arsenal at this point on the east ern border Wildcat den is farther down then 57 varieties and old capital down where Burlington might be Farther south is big dam West of us is Hoover and a little farther west football Lead mines lire up the river and Grants home just on the other side of it where Qalena might belong MacNiderville is recognized in northern Iowa and Inghamburg up where Harvey is oldtimer andhistorian Our town will not be questioned where it appears in the northern part of the state but down in the southwestern part is next town Not everyone will be agreed on that Many will ask How do you get that way Ora Upnoith again one finds the Lit tle Brown Church and way up in the northeastern corner of the state is the suggestive entry Humores que How many lowans know that Dvorak visited and spent much lime at Spillville on the Turkey river in Winnishiek county in the SOs and may have written the Humoresque there His host Joseph Kavorik a fellow countryman from Prague later told how Dvorak wrote his Quartet in F Major with its In dian tapping motif while at Spill ville getting his inspiration from the American Indian music he was studying at the time The group Dr Dvorak first violin and three of the Kavoriks second violin viol and cello played the Quartet many times that summer Its a good map this revised one of Oras and may easily stir a lot of people to a little more study of their own state Beneath It we read Roads of highways of ad venture and thrills Threading the fields of prosperity With trails of delight where ro mance lingers Deep in green valleys and high on brown Iowa my Iowa when there is company at the ta ble More power to you King Al fonso You may have your faulU as a ruler but you certainly know how to get the moat enjoyment out of doughnuts and coffee May yourj shadow never grow your nerve weaken when your betterhalf delivers her curtain lectures on tablt manners THE AHEAD Fort rodgo Messenger From g study of the almanac several inter eating facts are brrjtou ing the new year T There will be but one Friday 13th in 1930 and this will come in June while there were two such days in 1929 New Yearla day In 1930 will be on Thursday St Valentines day Fri day Washingtons birthday Satur day St Patricks day Monday Decoration day Friday Indepen dence day Friday Labor day Mon day Armistice day Tuesday Hal loween Friday Thanksgiving day Nov 27 and Christmas on Thurs day The Jewish year 5961 begins Sept 23 The Mohammedan year 1S49 be gins May 29 There will be four eclipses in 1930 two of the moon and two of the sun One each of the sun and moon will be visible in North America The first eclipse will occur on April 12 13 when the moon will be partly ob scured beginning at oclock at night The eclipse of the sun virtble in North America will come on April 28 The eclipse will be visible from the Arctic region as far south as Guatemala On Oct 78 there will be a partial eclipse of the moon invisible in North America and Oct 2122 there will be a total eclipse of tha aun not visible in North America but visible to the extreme end of South Amer ica STARLORE By AKTHUIl CAKPENTIfiK THIS SETTLES IT Sheffield Press We see in a dailj paper a brief dispatch from Madrid to the effect that the King of Spain dips his doughnuts or toast in liis coffee And we hasten to carry the good news to every Sheffield man whose good wife has threatened lo shoot him or divorce him if he didnt quit doingthe same thing If a is democratic enough to souse his doughnut in a cup of coffee why cant an ordinary husband of an American queen do the name thing It looks like a new step toward lib erty and if a member of the royal family docs it who knows but it will soon become stylish and we can all I dip to our hearts content even1 WHY DO THEY DO IT Norlhwood Anchor Three couples of young folks two couples of them recently married left an all night party at oclock in the morn ing The six crowded into a three passenger coupe Seeing the head light of an approaching passenger train the driver said Ill beat it to the crossing He did but not fat enough The locomotive picked the automobile up by the rear fender hurled it against a telegraph pola and crashed it to pieces Alt six were killed five instantly Waiting for the train to pasg would have de layed them sixty seconds which surely would not have counted for much out of an entire nights pleas ure Why oh why will people be so utterly uselessly crazily foolish AMAZING ECLIPSE OF THE SUN A TOTAL eclipse of the sun is awe inspiring The moon makes Us contact with the western limb of the sun slowly the sun disappears as the moon passes before it until when fully effaced the dainty pearl white Corona flashes forth apparently around the black outline of the moon Solar prominences arc seen appearing aT brilliant red projections To enhance the splendor the stars nnd closcinplanets appearn strange yellow glow next thing to night fills earths I landscape barnyard fowls retire to their roostscattle come up to the gate man stands gravely impressed turn nv I t r PEOPLES PULPIT TWO EXTREMES Uolfe Arrow When a candidats for office can draw such extremes to liis support as are represented by exGovernor Harding and Senator Brookharl as it is said Congress man Dickinson has done seems to us something that deserves senator ial investigation has been disclosed is Congressman Dickinson trying to carry water on both shoulders or do these two gentlemen hate the other candidate more y mpresse minutes pass nnd the suns limb TROPY IS j HAMPTON Dec Mr Olson your county agnnt gave the beautiful trophy that goes toi our judging lenm for Uiis year ThHJ contest being held at the North Iowa fair this past September Our I boys appreciate Uio trophy and so do the rest of us I want lo thank you very much for us all j Sincerely yours J v B HAMILTON County Agent The One Minute Pulpit And the heavens shall praise thy wonders O Lord ihy faith fulness also in the congregation of the saints For who in the heavens can be compared unto the Lord who among Uic sons of the mighty can be likened unto ihe TKiilnis lxxxix r 0
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