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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                16 March 25 1949 CHy Maioi City la R T MITCHELL Rites to Be Saturday for R T Mitchell w services for R T Mitchell 45 former athletic director at Osage will be held Saturday at 9 a m at Sacred Heart church the Rev Thomas Conroy officiating Burial will be in the church cemetery Mr Mitchell died Wednesday eveningwhile enroute to a hos pital at Mason City Under his tutelage Osage high School won wide distinction for its wrestling teams During his 13 years as coach the school won 60 dual meets with no loss in that period State champion ships were won in 1939 and 1940 He was born at Casey Oct 9 1903 the son of Patrick and Em ma Kline MitcheU Survivors include fee widow the former Frances Driscoll son Patrick John 9 daughter Eliza Beth Jeanne 5 6 brothers Walter Des Moines Charles Stuart Pat rick Council Bluffs Frederick and John Denver Colo and James Iowa City and 3 sisters Mrs Mary ONeill and Nora of Denver Colo aud Mrs Troy Dill Igloo S Dak Play Postponed public high school operetta Rings in the Sawdust scheduled to be presented in the schools Little Theater March 24 and 25 has been postponed indefi nitely according to Miss Margaret Lease supervisor of music in the school and director of the operetta Postponing oi the production was necessary because of the illness oi Betty Dinger leading lady of the cast Miss Dinger is ill of rheu matic fever Ask Ray Seney 19 EAST STATE STREET 600 Expected in Music Festival at Charles City 16 Schools in Event Thus Far Under Direction of Maurice Gerow ISTC Charles mixed chorus and glee clubs are preparing for a music festival which is to be held here Tuesday The music for the festival which will be under the direction of Vlaurice Gerow of the Iowa State Teachers college Cedar Falls consists of 3 numbers for the mass groups The mixed chorus will resent a Fred Waring arrange ment of Battle Hymn of the Re public The accompaniment is n the form of a piano duet which will be played by Joanne Jacob sen and Darlene Larson The girls glee club selection is River in Spring Davis The aoys glee club will sing Old Man In addition to these 3 numbers by the large groups the evening concert will also consist of se ections by individual school and small groups judged to be the best during the day The exact number of schools which will participate in the fes tival was still indefinite Wednes day but 16 schools have sent in their acceptances andthis will mean that Charles City will be lost to approximately 600 stu dents The following towns compose the 16 schools Rudd Greene Marble Rock Finchford Clare mont Garner Mason City Floyd Fertile Plymouth Clear Lake New Hampton Forest City Rock Falls Northwood and Cedar Falls Chinese Guest Student Has Active Week in North Iowa Joice Hot Lunch Program Praised school hot lunch pro gram has received a letter of com mendation from state authorities The lunch room equipment menus and books were recently inspected and a report made to the state hot lunch program headed by C W Bangs The letter commending the program was signed by Jessie M Parker state superintendent of schools Meetings in North Iowa MANLY The Manly Music mothers were to hold a program at the high school auditorium Fri day at 8 p m Amvet Auxiliary will meet Friday April 1 at the home of Mrs Royal Jacobs with Mrs Raymond Ballhagen hostess P T A will meet Monday at the high school audi torium Dr Patrick Cummings of Mercy hospital Mason City will speak on cancer A classroom dem onstration will be give by Mrs Lawrence Bohlen and her pupils SISTER DIES Charles has been received by Mrs H A Hoger 103 Spriggs street of the death of her sister Mrs Lawrence Haller in Denver Colo Mrs Haller the for mer Lena Grossholz died Tuesday morning and will be buried at her home in Monte Vista Colo Mr and Mrs Haller celebrated their golden wedding Jan 12 Charles Miss Kwan Hsu Chinese student resumes her studies at the University of Min nesota Minneapolis Minn at the opening of the spring quarter she will have something to tell her classmates about the strenuous week she spent in Iowa visiting and telling Iowa people about China and her experiences Miss Hsu is a protege of the American Association of Univer sity Women being aided in ob taining her masters degree in nu clear physics at the University Miss Hsu will return to Minne apolis Sunday Guest at Show She arrived in Charles City Sun day and appeared at the First Methodist church here the same evening Monday night she was a special guest at the style show at the high school appearing in the Far Away Places portion of the show She was honored at a tea that afternoon in the Central Methodist church given by the harles City branch of the AAUW Tuesday at noon she journeyed o Waterloo where open house was leld by the Waterloo branch of the AAUW in the home of Mrs R B Faxon which was attended by members of the AAUW from Cedar Rapids Waterloo Cedar Faiis arid Tipton That evening a special dinner was held in her honor in the home of Mrs Anna May San ome at Vinton The state presi dent of the AAUW Mrs Carl Et tenger attended the dinner Wednesday evening Miss Hsu was a guest speaker at the family night supper of the Womens Fel lowship First Congrega tional church in Charles City Thursday she appeared befqre the Hardin county branch of the AAUW at Ackley Friday evening she was to appear before the AAUW branch at Estherville and Saturday she will go to Emmets burg to appear before the Palo Alto county branch of the AAUW Miss Hsu was a guest at the home of Mrs Merten J Klaus state fellowship chairman of the AAUW who accompanied Miss Hsu to all meetings and introduced her Guests from the Waverly branch of the AAUW attended the tea given here Monday afternoon honoring Miss Hsu Mrs Klaus Speaks Mrs Klaus said there are 32 branches of the AAUW in Iowa She said that the national associa tion of the American Association of University Women had 55 for eign students taking advantage of the grant of the Iowa division Miss Hsu came to the University of Minnesota from Shanghai in the fall of 1947 and her first year 19471948 she was aided entirely by the AAUW but this year Miss Hsu is paying a part of her ex penses by her assistantship and the AAUW is taking care of the remainder Miss Hsu received her bache lors degree from the University of Shanghai in 1936 and then won in a competitive examination for a fellowship offered by the Amer ican Association of University Women Approximately 500 Chi nese students competed for this fellowship which is maintained by the Iowa division of the AAUW A physics student Miss Hsu is now Wildlife Club Holds Session Cresco Unit Elects Officers Directors D Kennelly Jr was elected president of the Cresco Wildlife club Tuesday evening at a meeting of the board of direc tors Kennelly succeeds Loel V Reinhart in the office Wayne Hoopman was elected vice presi dent and E R Precious was elect ed secretarytreasurer The 1949 board members re cently elected include Dr R B Helming W D Hebig Kenneth Burr J D Kennelly Jr W M Connolly Earl Henry Loel V Reinhart E R Precious Burton Earth A M Wildman and Wayne Hoopman The board set the date of June 20 for the annual fish fry to be held at the fairgrounds in Cresco MISS KWAN HSU working towards a masters de gree and hopes to remain in this country until she gets her Ph D After that she plansto return to Shanghai to teach Miss Hsu is one of 2 Chinese students now studying in this country with AAUW fellowships This year her assistantship acting as a lab instructor and grading papers is helping pay a part of her expenses Following her grad uation from the University of Shanghai a mission college sup ported by American Baptists Miss Hsu remained there as a teacher until she came to the United States in 1947 Captured by Japs 4 Waldorf Students at Teachers Meeting Forest City Miss Pearl Bork director of teacher educa tion at Waldorf Junior college here and 4 students from her teacher training classes are ai Briar Cliff college in Sioux City attending the regional meeting o the Future Teachers Association of Iowa Waldorf students at the meet ing are Opal Erickson of Jewell president Teachers Swea City secretary of the North west Regional club Robert Vinge of Emmons and Allen Haugen of Leland of the local Future club Violet Mino o FREE ONE YEARS SUPPLY OF RINSO With Purchase of the New 1949 APEX WASHER Point for point feature for feature price for price value for value We invite you to compare the 1949 Apex Washer with any other washer on the market today We know that ycu will agree it is the best m me for the money Get in on some ex tra savings by receiving a full years supply of better than ever Rinso if purchased during this sale AS LITTLE AS MODI Model 390 Illustrated MODEL 827 IMAGINE ONLY DOWN AND PER WEEK LIBERAL TRADE IN ALLOWANCE Miss Hsu in relating her experi ences said she was teaching at the university when the SinoJapa nese var broke out and Shanghai was captured in 1937 The Japa nese forced the university to leave its campus which was on the out skirts of the city and move down town They used the campus as a mili tary headquarters and took every thing Miss Hsu said except the books which the missionaries were able to save before the United States entered the war They even chopped down the trees The uni versity which had a prewar en rollment of 600 now has about 1000 students she said Because there was no money to buy or repair experimental equip ment the university established a machine shop in order to keep sci ence classes going Miss Hsu in addition to her teaching and lab oratory assignments worked in this machine shop Born in Kweilin the capital of Kwangsi province in South China she went to Batavia Java in the Dutch East Indies when she was 2 Her father an educator served as principal of a Chinese school in Batavia for 8 years The family returned to China this time to the Shanghai area when Miss Hsu was 10 Her father then became librar ian of a national university in a village near Shanghai and she be gan school in the city The heart of Shanghai was not badly damaged by the war al though the outskirts suffered con siderably The city is badly over prewar population of 2500000 has increased to a present estimated 6000000 Miss Hsu said People Crowd Up People are just crowding up she said and economic distress was widespread before she left Everything is pretty hard now after 10 years of war she ex plained Her father had always discouraged the discussion of poli tics she said and added Ive been away so long and the situation changes so rapidly that I cant keep track It is traditional in China that scholars keep out of politics ac cording to Miss Hsu although present day students are begin ning to break that tradition College students in this country she said are much the same as they are in China although high school students there are far more serious about their work She at tributed this greater seriousness to the fact that young Chinese have seen the war at first hand and have had so much worry Some students in her country study and some dont she said just as in this country and standards of differ ent Chinese colleges vary The national universities em phasize a classical Chinese educa tion Miss Hsu said and their graduates accuse mission college graduates of being unable to write a formal letter The mission col leges on the other hand are more like American institutions with social activities playing a larger part in students lives Participation in intercollegiate athletics is a part of Chinese stu dent life just as it is in the U S according to Miss Hsu Student teams compete in soccer basket ball track baseball and tennis The University of Shanghai is oft en host to intercollegiate tourna ments and meets she said Miss Hsu will leave Charles City Sunday and on Monday she will resume her studies at the Univer sity of Minnesota in Minneapolis when the spring quarter convenes Receive Medals and Mrs Claude A Baber hive received the following awards posthumously for their son Pfc Lloyd W Baber Comba infantry badge EuropeanAfrican Middle Eastern campaign meda with one bronoze service star fo the Normandy campaign World war II victory medal and Ameri can campaign medal ARCHIE NORELIUS Body of Vet Arrives for Final Rites Charles services for Archie Edwin Norelius will be held at 2 p m Saturday ai the First Christian church with the Rev Harvey F Risse of Mitchell officiating Burial will be at Ladysmith Wis Sgt Norelius was killed in action on the Italian front June 30 1944 a short time after returning to the front after recovering from an earlier wound received May 2 1944 Born at Barren Wis Oct 29 1920 the sergeant was 23 when he was killed He came to Charles City with his mother and step father in 1928 attending public schools here and was graduated from high school in 1939 Sgt Norelius enlisted in the national guard with a Mason City company and was immediately set to Camp Claiborne La for training He was sent to Ireland in February 1942 and went later to England the Mediterranean area and finally to Italy He was awarded the purple heart for an earlier wound Survivors include his mother Mr Earl Chapman his grand mother Mrs Nancy Knowlton both of Charles City and his sis ter Mrs Stella Whitehead of Greene his stepfather Earl Chap man and 3 stepbrothers LuRpy and Jimmie Chapman Charles City and Earl Chapman Jr in the air force who will act as bodyguard for the sergeant The body was to arrive here Fri day morning and to be taken from Grossmans funeral home to tho Chapman home 805 South Main street Saturday morning Former North lowan Dies in California Charles A Dawsori former Charles City resident died at his home in Ontario Cal March 9 Word of Mr Dawsons death was received here by Mrs George Binger 806 North Jack son street A native of Ohio Mr Dawson served for 25 years as chief tool engineer for the Oliver Corpora tion During the war he movec his family to Minneapolis Minn then to Ontario Cal He was a member of the Firs Church of Christ Scientist and of daughters the Misses wife 2 Doroth Former Grocer Dies Suddenly Funeral Saturday for Aged Charles Cityan Charles services will be held Saturday at p m at the Hauser funeral home for John W Peabody 75 retired grocer who died at 3 a m Thurs day at his home 803 10th avenue after a cerebral hemorrhage March 19 He had been in failing health for several months The Rev James K Delahooke pastor of the First Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Riverside cemetery Mr Peabody had been a resi dent of Charles City since 1917 and for a time operated a grocery store south of the bridge on Main street He was born Jan 24 1875 and was married to Bessie Golay in Indianapolis Ind Aug 16 1916 He is survived by his wife and several nephews and nieces and Margaret and a son John Church Plans Supper Kensett The Bolan Ladies Aid will have a supper at the church Friday evening WMS ELECTS Charles City Mrs Charles Martin was elected president Wednesday night at the meeting of the Womans Mission Society in the First Baptist church Other officers elected were Mrs Clar ence Eppard vice president Mrs Chauncey Woolworth missions vice president Mrs John Doo little secretary and Mrs D B Hamilton treasurer Mrs Martin succeeds Mrs H D Hamm who has been president of the society for the past 3 years ALLENWWALES ADDING MACHINES The Standard of Comparison for ACCURACYSPtEDMPlMDABIUTf With or without direct subtraction Electric or hand operated Duplex machines Statement models Many special features of help to your business Only Exclusive Dealer PAUL W R8LEY li South Delaware Fhone 2872 EGGERT THOMAS Inc SUCCESSOR TO PHONE 363 JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY CO OPPOSITE POSTOFF1CE I FOR AS LITTLE AS A DAY Instant hot water at the turn of a tap i freedom from furnace eoife that give you unsatisfactory water heating as little 44 for the daily hotwater 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