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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1933, Mason City, Iowa NOW IT CAN BE TOLD MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Heroic Feat by Bill Buirge Occurred in Citys Great Flood in 1878 Says Frank Miller In Mason Citys 80 years of his tory there have been a number o And in discussions of th subject especially among the ol timers there la always the questio of which of these high water per iods was the largest Some have maintained that th flood of 1603 was largest ia th citys history but Frank Miller 1112 Twelfth street northeast maintains there has only been on real flood in this territory slnci Noah and that occurred June I 1878 The rescue of men from A T Parkers grist mill on that occasion was one of the moat dramatic scenes in the citys history The mil a wooden structure oecuplec a site In what ia now Rock Glenn where the foundation still remains Water Starts nising Throughout the day there had Men a veritable cloudburst over the Willow creek watershed and at night the water started rising Mr Parker and his assistant in the mill started carrying the flour from the first to the second floor of the building But the water kept ris ing until it eventually poured In through the windows of the second floor of the building and complete ly covered the glenn reaching the where the Zion M E church now stands The citizens of Mason City then grot busy and carried boxes rub bish kerosene barrels and crockery crates to a place along the edge of the water about where the Georg A Romey house now stands an built a fire in order to ligrt up th scene so they would be able t watch the mill with the water al most enveloping the swaying struc tuie It appeared to the anxlou crowd on the shore the buildln might go any minute Boat Is Launched The throng then saw Bill Buirge one of the adventurous figures o the community launch a boat aom distance up the stream approxi mately the place where the Georgi Pensou house now stands 317 Se cond street southeast He managed to row across despite the swift cur rent landingat a spot where the A A Adams residence now is He had pulled across with him a cord With the cord he pulled a clothes line and with the clothesline he suc ceeded in pulling across the water a heavy rope He made fast the rope on trees while the men on the west side tied it to an old Cedar snag Following the rope out to mid stream with his boat Buirge tied mother rope to one stretched across the creek and with this lot him self down stream toward the mill le had difficulty in coming into direct contact with the building be ng carried to one side or the other hut after several trials he reached he second story window of the mill md got the men into the boats rhen Buirge pulled his cargo hand vejf hand back to the other rope nd along that to the shore MEET E T Came to Cerro Gordo County 68 Years Ago Hia Father Paid an Acre for Lincoln Township Land APRIL 8 1933 Mason City Screen Attractions CHARLES JONES JOHN BOLES AND NANCY CARROLL IN A scene from the Iowa theater production for Sunday and Monday Child of Manhattan B T Cobb who is making his home with his soninlaw and daughter Mr and Mrs Magnus Johnson 1108 Third street south west has been a resident of Cerro Gordo county for 68 years Mason City consisted of only a few crude cabins in 18S5 when he moved with his parents Mr and Mrs Edward Cobb from Jackson county and later settled on a farm in Lincoln township The journey was made in a typical covered wa gon and took days and days to make Bought 80 Acres The elder Mr Cobb paid 350 an acre for the first 80 acre plot he bought and some time later added another 80 to his holdings for 750 an acrt The home was built of na tive lumber and covered with lMJ8rds Austin Aifstiii and we re the clog esc railroad towns Wheat andyotfieV farm crops were as a trip meat el those days Mr Cobb who recalls vividly early experiences on the prairie went to country school and for by Kirk B T COBB two years attended the Clear Lake schools one year staying in town and the other riding or driving a horse He helped his father on the larm driving horses or oxen and aiding in harvest time when the old fashioned reapers were still in use We were the first people in that section said Mr Cobb referring to his early experiences We saw a considerable number of Indians wild deer and coyottes My father tanned the hides of deer for our neighbors for mittens gloves and other apparel Recalls Eclipse Mr Cobb recalled the total eclipse of 1886 at which time it became al most totally dark at 4 oclock in the afternoon causing chickens to go to roost From the time he had completed his own education until he became 40 years old Mr Cobb taught school at various times At other periods he worked at the carpen ters trade He was secretary of the Lincoln township school board for many years In 18S9 Mr Cobb went to Indiana to visit aa uncle and there met the girl who returned with him as his bride the next year He and his family moved on the farm in 1898 and lived there until 1919 when they went to live at Clear Lake Mr and Mrs Cobb have three children Mrs Maytie Baker who lives on a farm east of Clear Lake Mrs Johnson Mason City and Ken neth Cobb who lives at Clear Lake and operates a truck for the Farm ers Lumber company Hampton Student Has Perfect Scholarship Record at University IOWA CITY April scholarship records were made dur ing the first semester by two Uni DANCE BILLYS CASINO South Shore Clear Lake SATURDAY NTTE APRIL 8 EMIL WASICEK Orchestra SUNDAY NITE APRIL 9 Popular Orchestra Music COVER CHARGE 25o versity of Iowa sophomores and one freshman while 141 others received an average of B or better Casper C Garrigues of Iowa City and John Stull of Ferguson Mo are the sophomores who achieved the average of 4 grade points or A while the freshman Is Earla A Blame of Hampton according to official announcement of Regis trar H C Dorcas Another North Iowa sophomore who placed in the first 10 was Corla Boyd Bassett High ranking North Iowa fresh men are J E Lundy Clarion 371 Wilbur Sharpe Hampton 367 and Arthur Barnes Eagle Grove 364 Correct this sentence Her hus band is a genius said the gossip and she doesnt have to feed him praise to keep him coln Star GEORGE OBRIEN In ZANE GREYS Smoke Lightning KICARDO CORTEZ DISCOVERS THE DYING KAREN MOKLBY in o scene of mystery from TIio phantom of Crestwood Kadio Pic tures Broadcast Special coming to the Strand theater Sunday KAY FRANCIS AND GEORGE BRENT HAVE THE PRINCIPAL characterizations in The Keyhole screen attraction nt the Cecil theater Saturday and Sunday There will also ho five acts of big time vaudeville presented on the stage these two days GLORIA STUART AND LEE TRACY IN A SCENE FROM PRI vute Jones showing at the Pulncc for throe days beginning Saturday Carmen Charlson Again Best Winnebago Speller TTTT 1 A Stanley Wooden Is Second in County Contest Held at Forest City jjr vjxicjey April an grade student in Forest township district two won first place in the county spelling contest held yesterday at the courthouse In Forest City She is a daughter of Henry Charlson who lives northwest of Forest City She won first place in the contest last year also winner she will represent Winnebago county in the contest at Des Moines May 6 Stanley Wooden of Logan district two won second place and thethird place was won by Edith Bergland of Center dis trict six Stanley misspelled mulatto which was correctly spelled by Car men who also had to spell one more word correctly in order to win The next word was crystal and when she spelled it she was given the prize CARJIEN CARLSON Churches Must Unite for Universal Peace Program Rabbi Says GRINNELL April 8 Churches of the world must unite on a universal peace program tran scending nationalism Rabbi Albert I Gordon of Adath Jeshurun syna gog Minneapolis told the annual student convention on international relations today He condemned the churches atti tude in the World war as one which made them an agent and instru ment of war It served as state agency he declared dealing out propaganda and lies utterly unmindful of its own idealization of peace While Germans were praying to God to beat the Americans we were offer ing our prayer to the same God ask ing that His German children be slaughtered Nationalism in all its worst manifestations was fostered by the church Stating that the times call for a postive and a constructive pro gram in the field of peace Rabbi Gordon urged religion to take a courageous stand and break the unholy alliance which exists be tween church and state at the pres ent time Lawrence Fersching 18 in Hospital No Broken Bones Suffered STACYVILLE April rence Fersching 18 son of Mr and Mrs George Fersching living near here was reported today to be re covering at Nissan hospital in Osage from injuries received Thurs day when he was kicked by a horse The horse kicked him in the abdo men throwing him across the barn and several feet beyond the door No broken bones were suffered oVoma ihot thrilled milliont on the air TILL 6 P M SUNDAY lOc TILL 2 Monday Tuesday Harold Lloyd MOVIE CRAZY BARGAIN AT THE Sunday ANY SEAT 2 pm ANY SEAT AT THE THEATERS CECIL Saturday the stage five big acts of vaudeville on the screen The Keyhole with Kay Francis and George Brent Monday Slam with Paul Lukas and Loretta Young rFast Workers with John Gilbert and Mae Clark PALACE Saturday Sunday Tracy in Private Jones with Gloria Stuart Tuesday Done Him Wrong starring Mao West Cary Grant Owen Moore and Noah Beery Thursday Missing with Ben Lyon and Mary Brian STRAND Saturday Smolte Lightning the story by Zane Grey featuring George OBrien of Crest wood with Karen Morley Monday Lloyci in Movie Crazy1 Wednesday Pitts and Slim Summervillc in They Just Had to Get Married Keene in Rene gades of the West IOWA Saturday Explorers of the World six famous expeditions in one picture Added The Hurricane Express Sunday of Man hattan featuring John Boles and Nancy Carroll Tuesday Wednesday Betty Compson in West of Singapore with Weldon Hepburn Thursday Beauty and the Boss with Marian Marsh and Warten William Gibson in The Boiling Point Large Crowd Present at Case in Northwood NORTHWOOD April Mela Rothermel wife of the plain tiff in the 10000 damage suit against August Pagel father of Mrs Rothermel alleging alienation of affections occupied the stand nearly all clay yesterday for the defense Standing room was at a premium at both forenoon and aft ernoon sessions Witnesses for the defense continued their testimony today Suffers Burn oil Hand LELAND April at tempting to light up Johnny Seals restaurant on main street with gas Thursday evening the air valve was severed and some drops of gasoline fell on C H Clevelands hand and ignited His hand was burned Now Playing Thru Monday THE STAR OP THE HOUR Todays most dynamic screen personality as the drafted soldier who hated who proved himself as big a man as any in the army With GLORIA STUART Added Silly Symphony JUST DOGS Comedy News Till 2 P M At Mason City THEATERS Vaudeville as you like it five big acts will be presented at the Ce cil theater Saturday and Sunday This is the only stage show in northern Iowa and this weeks pro gram is said to be one of the best the Cecil management has booked The bill includes Joan Jerry and Billy in a dancing act entitled Six Feet of Rhythm one of vaudevilles fastest dancing novelty acts Bob Witt The One Man Band said to be a whole show in himself The Baseball Four in Fun On a Dia mond a comedy offering thats good for a lot of laughs Jimmy Dunn and Bernice in Clothes Make the the five wonder girls in Fun in a Gym a sensa tional acrobatic act and a surefire hit The screen attraction is The Keyhole with Kay Francis and George Brent Never such pathos since The Big Parade never such drama since All Quiet on the Western Front never such lusty comedy since The Cockeyed World These things might be said of the picture Priv ate Jones starring Lee Tracy and showing at the Palace theater for three days starting Saturday An added attraction on this program vill be a Silly Symphony Cartoon Just Doga o An Innocent toy is the murder weapon A beautiful woman struck down by the needle point of a fea thered dart just such a dart as children have used in their play That was but one of the many in genious devices used in the Broad cast Phantom of Crestwood mystery atory playing Sunday at the Strand The featured players are Karen Morley Ricardo Cortez Gavin Gordon and H B Warner Child of Manhattan a delight ful and intriguing screen gffiry makes its appearance at the a theater Sunday and MonUay star ring the vivacious and beautiful Nancy Carroll the picture proves to be not only fine entertainment but it also contains such attributes as a fine mounting and story twists that reach a new and welcome xol in suspense Grand Slani with 1iuil Lukas and Loretta Young plays the Cecil Monday and Tuesday Why do friends fight over the bvidge table and pass signals beneath it Youll find out when you siee Grand Slam and you dont h4ve to know a thing about the game to under stand every bit of hilarious comedy Until jouvo seen JIae West in She Done Him Wrong you dont know the true meaning bjg the wrong This of the talking screen and for that rea son will be shown to adults only This picture plays at the Palace Tuesday and Wednesday only what Smoke Lightning showing at the Strand theater for the last times Saturday offers Weat of Singapore coming to the Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday is an intriguing story of the Malay oil fields The starring role is taken by Betty Compson with Weldon Hepburn In the leading male role The supporting cast is headed by young Tom Douglas who leaped to Instant fame on the English stage in the title role of Merton of the Movies a Fast Workers starring John Gilbert is the story of big dame hunters of the skyscrapers Pals by day rival romeos at isnt a dull moment in this story of girls and wise cracks Fast Work ers plays at the Cecil for three days starting Wednesday Mason City and north Iowa the atergoers will have the opportun ity to see a real good mystery story Thursday and Friday for the Pal ace theater will present the very clever production Girl Missing The picture has plenty of thrills and romance and stars Glenda Far rell Ben Lyon Mary Brian and Lyle Talbot Hindenburg Receives Davis U S Envoy BERLIN April 8 H Davis special European ambas sador of the United States who ame here today after conferences n Paris with French officials was received by President von Hinden urg He was accompanied by For eign inster von Neurath Once upon a time there waaaman who could mention household ex jenses without starting a row All airy tales begin that Inn Tribune George OBrien in a story by Zane Grey is a certain guarantee of a picture full of interest and action IOWA LAST TIBIK MAT lOc Eve 35c SATURDAY Without Doubt the Best Ad venture Picture to Hnve Come to the Screen Explorers of the World NEVER BEFORE SUCH THRILLS 1 ADDED HURRICANE EXPRESS Cartoon Comedy News STARTS SUNDAY NANCY CARROLL TORCHY COMEDY NOVELTIES AND NEWS SUN lOc TILL 3 P M loc AFTER 2 P M Now Playing BIG STAGE AND SCREEN SHOW GREAT ACTS t VAUDEVILLE EVERY ACT A TOPNOTCHER S Joan Jerry and Billy Six Feet of Rhythm BobWit The One Man Band Baseball Four Fun oil the Diamond Jimmy Dunn and Bernice Clothes Make the Woman FIVE WONDER GIRLS Fun in a Gym THE SCREEN j jHEEYHOIf KAY BRENT lln Int ill ITS A REAL HIT BARGAIN HOUR SUNDAY MATINEE FROM 1 TO 2 P M Only Stage and Screen Show in All North Iowa MONDAY and TUESDAY EBBBBBBB ICRAND SLAM PAUL LUKAS LORETTA YOUNG fi iff I ffl ifl
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