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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1932, Mason City, Iowa OUR MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Mason Citys Calendar Dec college homecom ing dance at Hotel Hanford Jan term of districl court to open Here In Mason City Vern Immers Jeffers Minn spent the weekend in Mason City Dancing cards and other amuse ment TUBS Dec 27 at Holy Fam ily school hall Tickets 25c Karl Sheel Decorah who is teaching at International Falls Minn visited in Mason City over the weekend See Mason City Fur Shoppo Jany Fur Coat Sale ad on Page 2 Frederick Bruns now a profes sor at the University of Wisconsin is in Mason City visiting relatives and friends He was graduated from the local high school in the class of 1899 He is accompanied here by a daughter The midwinter semester opens Tuesday January 3 Hamilton Col lege of Commerce The condition of Mrs J H Mc Ewen 218 Delaware avenue north east ill at her home with a seven attack of influenza was reportec slightly improved Tuesday Clarence Craven and his band at I O O F hall Belmond Thurs day Dec 29 Gents 50c plus tax Ladies lOc Police have been requested to search for Henry Dunbar said to be working on a farm near Mason City He is wanted at Sioux City where his father is critically ill in a hospital Cornptometry stenotypy college accounting salesmanship and all commercial subjects New classes will be opened January 3 Hamilton College of Commerce Birth certificates have been filed in the office of the clerk for Thom as John son of Mr and Mrs John L Ryan 304 First street south west born Dec 10 a girl daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Francis OHern R F D No 4 Floyd Homer son of Mr and Mrs Floyd John Broull lard 132 North Hampslre avenue born Dec 14 and Evelyn daughter of Mrs Alec Allos R F D No 4 born Dec 15 William H Smith 1G04 Pennsyl vania avenue southeast returned to his duties as assistant county en gineer Tuesday after having been confined to his home for a week with the flu i If persons who have paid money to a Dea Moines photograph studio for enlargements will get in touch with the Retail Merchants associa tion officers of that organization can furnish information of Interest according to C H Barber secre tary IN MEMORIAM In memory of our loving father Fred C Rose who died 7 years ago today Genevieve Vogel Luella Dorothy Bernard and Fred Rose HILLE SIGNS WAIVER G C Hille 408 First street north west signed a waiver at the po lice station Monday on a charge of improper parking WOLFE RECEIVES GIFT Harold E Wolfe night captain of police is going around with his chest sticking out like that of a young1 policeman his first day on the beat For among his Christmas Sifts was a gold badge presented him by the men of the department Women Use Most Powerful Antiseptic Every wise woman practices Fem inine Hygiene which gives cxcel lent health as well as youthful beauty and exquisite daintiness The feminine world is absolutely enchanted with Kojene that most powerful nonpoisonous antiseptic than Carbolic Acid yet it will not injure the most delicate membrane Buy a 6 ounce battle 60c at Frank Huxtable Druggist or any drug store know that you are using a safe sure and scientific antiseptic which never fails DECEMBER 27 1932 WOULD SHIFT ALL ROAD TAXES TO GAS AND CARS BOARD PROPOSES PLAN FOR SAVING EXPENSE County Education Directors Sending Resolution to All Superintendents Copies of a resolution passed by the county board of education ask ing that real estate be relieved of road taxes were being prepared in the office of the county superin tendent Mrs Pearl Tannar Tues day for distribution throughout the state These copies will be mailed to every county superintendent in the state to Miss Agnes Samuelson state superintendent of public in struction and to every school board in Cerro Gordo county The reso lution which was passed at a Sat urday afternoon meeting of the board In the county superintendents office requests that a law be passec by the next general assembly put ting the whole burden of road main tenance on automobile licenses and gas tax revenues Would Relievo Property The passage of such a law woulc relieve in property tax In Cerro Gordo county based on the estimate of 1932 taxes Following is the resolution passed by the board Be it Resolved by the board of education of Cerro Gordo county state of Iowa that we request the passage of a law by the general assembly during their 1933 session that will relieve real estate in the state from roaotaxes and that road construction and maintenance be confined only to automobile licenses and gas tax revenues and let the schools receive their tax from real estate personal and other sources as it is now done We therefore request the mem hers of the state legislature from Cerro Gordo county to use every influence in their power to obtain the passage of such a law Adopted at Meeting This resolution was adopted by the board of education of Cerro Gordo county at a meeting held for that purpose in the office of the county superintendent on Saturday Dec 24 1932 The board members are Mrs Alfred Ingebretson Thornton George Ficken Mason City H Tenney Plymouth Levi Neese Ven tura Mrs Sarah Abegg Dough erty and R V Wilkinson Rock Falls besides the county superin endent who presides at the meet ngs At The Hospitals VIRGINIA SPLINT EAST KY SPLINT 2 Ton Orders 50c a Ton Less W G BLOCK CO PHONE 563 DIAMOND BLOCK Iowas Heat Coal W G BLOCK CO PHONE 563 Blk Hawk Lp 111 Coal Black Hawk 2 Ton Orders 50c a Ton Less W G BLOCK CO PHONE 583 KENTUCKY BLOCK KENTUCKY NUT 2 Ton Orders 50c a Ton Less W G BLOCK CO PHONE S6S Mae Louise Peterson Central Heights was admitted to Mercy hospital Monday for treatment Peter Claude Goodell was ad mitted to Mercy hospital Monday for treatment Floyd Isaacson Forest City was admitted to Park hospital Monday for treatment Alice Schultz Clear Lake was admitted to Park hospital Monday for a major operation Mrs William Garfin 807 Penn sylvania avenue northeast was ad mitted to Park hospital Monday for a majoroperation Mabel Johnson Lake Mills was admitted to Mercy hospital Tues day for a minor operation Joseph Matalone 18 Lehigh row was dismissed from Park hospital Monday following a major opera tion Elizabeth Brandau Rudd was admitted to Park hospital Saturday for treatment Peter Petenakis 1638 Delaware avenue northeast was dismissed rrom Park hospital Monday follow ing a major operation L G Hannuni Charles City was dismissed from Park hospital Sat urday following a major operation TWO CAKS COLLIDE The cars driven by C V Brown Madison Wis and Earl P Kehm 715 Georgia avenue southwest col lided at the intersection of Seventh street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast Monday according to a police report No one was injured but both carg received some dam age Many College Students Are at Homes in Manly MANLY Dec all of Manly young folk who have been away to school or college returned home for the holidays They are Irene Oilman from Coe college Harold Varharnak John Bartlett Julia Bartlett and Robert O Brown from Ames Harold Durner Allan Lee Johnson and Lowell Neveln from Iowa university Lilliaii Nev eln from Carleton college North field Minn and Ruth Llchtenstcin from Carthage college Carthage III Dorothy Lichtenstein also at Carthage is spending the holidays with school friends in Chicago Genevieve Reindl who recently passed the state board examina tion on beauty culture is home for a few days from Waterloo where she has been in school HELPING DOWN AND OUT The Sam Hubbard Post 46 of the American Legion in cooperation with the city of Atwood Kans has solved the problem of the jobless to some extent by operating a com munity woodpile HOOVER ON HOLIDAY FISHING TRIP President Hoover and the group which accompanied him on his holiday fishing trip off the Georgia 70 BOYS ATTEND Large Pioneer Group Also Makes Educational Trip to Decker Plant Seventy Pioneer club boys at tended a popcorn feed Monday night in the Y M C A Each of the boys brought a few pennies to pay for the corn The leaders popped the corn and then the group sat in a circle in the banquet room and ate the popcorn Ralph Dunlop tolti of Robert E Pearys north pole ex plorations stressing the courage which Peary and his crew showed Leaders present included George VanNest Carroll Jonkers Ralph Dunlop Bob Rankin Ross Smith Dick Martin Lloyd Wilson and Evron M Karges Tuesday morning 75 Pioneer boys made an educational trip thru the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant Dunlop Rankin Smith and Martin were leaders of the group A bean feed is being planned for Saturday when a large crowd is ex pected IOWAN HELD ON HIS CONFESSION Says He Is Wanted in Des Moines for Shortages in Accounts CINCINNATI Dec 27 niless and without food for two days a man who identified himself as Grover J Keller 46 surrendered to detectives here today in belief he is wanted In Des Moines for shortages In his accounts I was owner of the Rural School Improvement society ho told de tectives weepingthroughout hla story My firm dealt In school books bought from the Roche Fal ler company of Kansas City The depression hit my firm hard I placed books worth about 8000 in rural schools throughout the state of Iowa on approval of the offi cials To the Kansas City firm I pretended they were purchased and sent In fake orders From this I received about 51500 in commis sions With that and with domestic dif ficulties he said he left Des Moines for Milwaukee and then came here a week ago My conscience bothered me he said A salesman is no good un less his mind is at ease I couldnt concentrate on my work In Cin cinnati I expected to go to work for a firm Falling to land theposi tion I was here I am Pending investigation he is held as a fugitive FIRE STATION FIRE DAMAGES CAR TOPS When the chimney at the fire station burned out Monday after noon sparks damaged three auto mobiles parked In the alley between the fire station and the police sta tion Damaged tops were received by a police patrol car a machine owned by R L Johnson policeman and one owned by Frank A Hesse fireman Net Operating Deficit of Rock Island Lines CHICAGO Dec 27 op crating deficit of the Rock Island lines for November was while in the same month of last year net income of 183294 was reported FLOUR IS DISTRIBUTED Post 82 of the American Legion in Carnegie Pa has distributed several carloads of flour allowing two sacks to each applicant in or der to extend the time between dates for distribution NEW AUTOMOBILE LICENSES ISSUED DURING WEEK Bernard A Unhoefer 9 North Madison avenue Chevrolet sedan Oswald Strand Plymouth Ford tudor S and R Chevrolet company Mason City Chevrolet truck A E McAuley 14 South Adams avenue Studebaker sedan Bankers Life company Mason City Chevrolet coach S and R Chevrolet company Mason City Chevrolet coupe H M Loomer 944 Birch drive Ford coach H D Holman 615 Second street northeast Chevrolet sedan L P Grube 122V4 Thirteenth street northeast Essex coupe FUNERAL RITES HELD AT CHURCH T P Mclaughlin Buried at Catholic Cemetery Died Christmas Funeral services for Thomas Pat rick McLaughlin 208 Washington avenue northwest were held at the Holy Family Catholic church Tues day morning with R P Murphy pastor officiating at a requiem mass Burial was at St Josephs cemetery Pallbearers were John F Garvey Leo Davey Emmett McCann Otto Hartman Ed McLaughlin and Frank L Ryan Mr McLaughlin who died at his home Christmas morning was born in Philadelphia Sspt 28 1853 but came to Iowa with his parents while still a young boy He and Miss Susan Burke were married Oct 25 1882 at Anamosa and celebrated their golden wed ding anniversary Oct 25 this year He is survived by his wife and five children Leo Frank Violet Williams Irene Calvin of Minne apolis Kathleen Ryan of Mason City two brothers S T McLaugh lin and B I McLaughlin of Ana mosa a sister Mrs Hannah Wash ington Des Moines and nine grand children Four children Sister Cecelia James Bernard George and Sue preceded him in death Receivers Take Over Two Davenport Banks and One at Bettendorf DAVENPORT Dec 27 ceivers were in charge of the affairs of the Home Savings bank and the Northwest Davenport Savings bank in Davenport and the Bettendorf Savings bank in Bettendorf today as a result of the decisions made by the officers and boards of these in stitutions to liquidate The action of the Homeand Northwest banks was announced yesterday while the Bet tendorf officers met yesterday aft ernoon and made their decision to close All three of the banks were closed today and the receivers rep resenting the Iowa State banking department were placed in charge The amount which the depositors will realize will not be known until the examiners complete their re port Paid Business Better Says Theater Manager Who Admitted Jobless GROVE CITY PH Dec On the theory that the depression blues are mental a theater man ager Is distributing free tickets to all the unemployed By entertainment he says the idle arc made to feel happier and face problems more aggressively The manager reports a 95 per cent increase in his general paid business since invoking the plan JAIL VISITOR IS THROWN IN Lynch Goes to See Friend but Remains Prisoner in Cell 1 Thomas Lynch just went to the city jail Monday to see his friend Henry Paulson there on a charge of intoxication But officers who said Lynch was feeling pretty good nabbed him and threw him in cell No 1 charged with intoxication Tuesday morning both Lynch and Paulson were sentenced to 30 days each in jail by Police Judge John C Shipley John Barger 825 South Federal avenue charged with intoxication was fined 525 and costs at court Tuesday morning Hans Christian sen and Wesley Throssel Thornton were released on bonds follow ing their arrest on charges of in toxication The case of Tom Qulnn Kansas City charged with intoxication and vagrancy was continued when he pleaded not guilty TOPPWFSED TO BE REAL THING Story of Postmaster General Browns Silk Hat Stirs Recollections By WILLIAM L BEALE WASHINGTON Dec 27 The story of Postmaster General Browns silk hat has stirred recol lections of the capitals gas light days when toppers were the accepted congressional headgear and legislators looked like states men whether they were or not Then there were no low topped automobiles of the type that Mr Brown complained would not ac commodate his high hat The old horse carriage easily had room for a two footer provided the wearer wag not some western giant Describes Legislators Fiftyone years ago William Ty ler Page started working for the house that still employs him and today he described the legislator his first two decades this way High silk hats even higher than those of today were so common at the capitol as to become the ac cepted headpiece of the legislator With it he wore the long Prince Al bert coat double breasted with a low cut vest and an expansive show ing of shirt front On that shirt front some of the flashier dressers affected a spark ling diamond Around the neck was a flowing silk tie or perhaps A stock Larger and Clumsier The silk hat of those days was larger and clumsier than those of today They were a modification of the beaver stovepipe or civil war times Why a member would not think of coming to the capitol without a silk hat And in the cloakrooms were a long row of pegs a foot long on which to hang them Beneath the pegs dangled a tape to hold the cane which nearly all members carried Page said this kind of topper be gan to wane around the Spanish American war But even in its hey day some competition was offered by southerners and westerners who preferred the black broad brimmed plantation or frontier hat medicated Ingredients of Vicks VapoRub in Convenient Candy Form VICKS COUGH DROP SCOUTS TO GET REDUCED RATES FOR LAKE GAMP Campers Savings Club Being Formed for Summer Encampment Boy Scouts of the North Iowa area council are being given an op portunity to attend summer camp next year at a somewhat reduced rate if they take advantage of the campers saving club that is being sponsored by the department of pro gram of the council Although individual scouts may take advantage of the savings plan it is regarded as a club It is de vised to have a group of scouta from one troop or district form a club and make joint savings to attend camp If seven scouts of one troop or district join the campers saving club at the same time and complete their deposits by June 1 they may take the eighth scout to camp free of charge As far as can be deter mined now the camp fee will re main for the coming season the same as it wag last year 5 for a weeks period at camp Can Make Saving Another phase of the campers saving club is that if more than four or less than seven scouts of one troop join the campers saving club before Feb 1 and complete their payments before June 1 they will get a reduction of 25 cents on the camp fee provided the pass book and the amount deposited is sent to headquarters upon completion of the book These two club plans make it possible for boys to pool their resources and also has the ad vantage of combined effort In the operation of the club It is the plan that the troop committee chairman of each troop shall be re sponsible for its success in his troop Pass books will be given to scouts as they open their member ship in the club This pass book contains the rules of the club and space where trading stamps of 10 cent and 25 cent denominations are affixed when deposits arc made The pass book also carries additional space where the scout may deposit money to his credit in the camp bank These pass books for the scouts of Mason City will be kept in the scout headquarters and scouts will make their payments at head quarters Pass books for troops in the area towns will be cither in the Hands of the troop committee chair man or at the local bank CantRefund Money Provision is made in the club whereby if a member has started his payments and finds that he cannot attend camp bis account may be transferred to some other scout up on written request of the depositor No money will be refunded to club members until after the close of the camping season and then only upon approval of the troop committee In case a club member is not able to complete his pass book he may ap ply what he has deposited on his camp fee Word has come to the scout office that one troop has already picked put two boys to be the eighth boy in the club Academy Appointments Will Be Made After Examinations Jan 14 Examinations will be held at the postoffices of the county seat towns of the fourth congressional district of Iowa to enable Gilbert N Hau gen congressman to select two men for appointment to the United States Naval academy at Annapolis he has announced The examina tions will be conducted by the civil service commission The two candidates receiving the highest rating will be designated as principals to the naval academy and three alternates to each principal will also be designated in the order of their rating All candidates must be bona fide residents of the fourth congression al district of Iowa of good moral character and physically fit A can didate for the United States Naval academy must have reached his six teenth birthday on April 1 but must not have reached his twentieth birthday on March 31 of the year of entering the academy and must be not less than 5 feet 2 inches in height The candidates will be re quired to take an examination in al gebra plane geometry English com position and literature United States history ancient history and physics Any young man who meets with the requirements may compete for the appointment and if he will ad vise Mr Haugen of his desire he will give him authority to present himself to the secretary of the local board of civil service examiners at the postoffice building at any one of the county scats at 9 oclock Sat urday morning Jan 14 and admit ted to competitive examination COAL BEST IOWA LUMP CASH Wagner Coal Co Phone 986 STABS FATHER Donald Romcr 17 your old Chicago high school boy said he stabbed his father to death to save his mother from abuse Associated Press INDICT TRIO IN BANK ROBBERY Minneapolis to Try 4 Men for Murder and Robbery in January MINNEAPOLIS Dec 27 Three men captured after a raid on the Third Northwestern National bank here Dec 16 were indicted by the Hennepin county grand jury today each on two murder charges and one of bank robbery A bank robbery charge also was voted against the fourth captive Lawrence Barton known also as Barker and Devol who was indicted on two murder counts last week S Others Indicted The three indicted today are Clarence Colton also known as De vol brother of Lawrence Robert Newborn and Owen Lewis known also as Leonard Hankins wanted at Paducah Ky for jail breaking and robbery County Attorney Ed J Goff said he would move for trial of the four men for January 3 and would try Barton first if the four demand separate trials Barton pleaded not guilty to the two murder charges last week and bis trial was set for January 3 The grand jury also voted two John Doe indictments charging murder and hank robbery in the be lief two other men participated in the raid Result of Shooting The murder indictments are the result of the fatal shooting of two policemen as they came to the bank answering a burglar alarm A St Paul motorist who slowed his car in a St Paul park on seeing men about two automobiles was shot fatally also Police said he came upon the bandits changing cars The four were arrested after Bar ton attempted to enter a strange apartment in the St Paul building in which he lived Part of 520000 cash loot and 10000in securities were recovered after police ans wered a call to take care of an in toxicated man Dr Yen Named Chinese Ambassador to Russia NANKING China Dec 27 Dr W W Yon who ieft his post as minister to the United States to head the Chinese delegation to the league of nations during the past year was appointed ambassador to Russia today by the nationalist government Gall Stone Colic Avoid an operation if possible Treat the cause in a sensible pain less inexpensive way at home Write Home Drug Co 1871 No Fourth St Minneapolis Minn for a recognized practicing specialists prescription on liver and gall blad der trouble for literature and treat ment which has been giving grati fying results for 28 years Sold under moneyback guarantee Clip this out DeLaval Separators Nos 1R nml 17 Special terms and prices till Jan 1756 Kellar Separator Service 230 Sixth Place S E THRIFTY SERVICE 6c lb PHONE 600 LYONS Lmmderers Dryclcnners STUDY PLAN TO LIMIT ACREAGE Iowa Leaders Give Reactions to Proposal Not to Tax Idle Lands DES MOINBS Dec 27 suggestion to eliminate taxes on farm lands kept out of production as a means to curtail acreage has found various reactions among Iowa farm leaders The plan contemplates removing the land from the production of any crop to be used in the fattening of hogs or otherwise increasing the livestock output of the farm As tentatively drafted it would permit uses of land as pasture or in seed ing it down to prevent rapid growth of weeds Recalls Similar Bill Henry Wallace farm editor and prominently mentioned as secretary of agriculture in the Roosevelt cab inet recalled that a somewhat sim ilar bill was introduced in the Iowa legislature several years ago by Fred Nelson of Nevada representa tive from Story county The bill was defeated Wallace said that he favored an plan for farm relief which can oe agreed upon that furnishes an in ducement to all of the farmers to reduce production for crops for which there is not an effective mar ket is deserving of careful and im mediate consideration He pointed out that such a plan would have to be worked out sep arately by each state rather than beingmade an integral part of the federal domestic allotment plan since methods of taxation are state functions Only One Solution Milo Reno president of the Farm ers National Holiday association declared that the only solution for agriculture was in obtaining the cost of production He added that the plan would not do harm he could not see where it would bring1 about any permanent correc tion of farm ills Charles E Hearst president of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation said the plan might work out with the domestic allotment proposal adding the incentive of reduced taxes to the premium offered under the letter plan Carty of A T and T Dies After Operation BALTIMORE Dec 27 J Carty 71 vice president and chief engineer of the ArnericanTEl ephone and Telegraph companyT died today at the Johns Hopkins hospital of cardiac complications following an operation which was performed last Friday Many developments in the field of telephone telegraph and radio communications were attributed to Carty Every Cough Is Serious Many a hospital case started with a cough due to a cold The longer you wait the harder it is to check it Use Foleys Honey and Tar When the Irritation or tickle stops you know the HONEY Is working When the pjhlegm loosens and you coufih up the nasty fccrmlmlen mucus you know the Tar IB helping Be aura to look for the name on he nackaRC Contains 12 proven InBredtenta compounded under Foleys ex clusive process Safe harmless pleasant Does not upset stomach 100000 0011 boltlcs used 30c 60c Sold everywhere CASH TALKS LOUD Kentucky ft Lump A VERY GOOD CLEAN BURNING COAL Bros Coal Co PHONE 1148 PHONE 888 BEFORE ITS TOO LATE At last theres IDEAL house hold heat that saves your money and saves your feet Less ash and clinkers burns up fine Its IDEAL lump from the Fireside line Fireside Fuel Co 1011 S FEDERAL MONEY invested In this Association draws a good rate of Interest and you have ample security Let us help you save Mason City Building Loan Association ROSS POTTER Secretary East State St Phone 724 V
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