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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1965, Mason City, Iowa At area meeting March IMS 13 City fi The Iowa Legislature was blamed Thursday night for wasting time in getting to major school legislation and for not tackling school finance prob lems while passing laws that raise school costs The criticism came from Blythe Conn executive director of the Iowa Association of School Boards in an area meet ing at the Britt High School It Rap legislature for school law delay SlatllrP VUUC r r was the first of a scries of area joint meetings of the Iowa As sociation of School Boards Iowa Association of School Ad ministrators and State Depart ment of Public Instruction Conn said accomplishments in school legislation up to the present recess are not matters of great concern to school boards and administrators Legislation he said should have been passed by now in cludes a proposal to raise the 7mill limitation on the amount that can be spent to retire bond ed debt by school districts Conn also said that a law to require all state areas to be in a high school taxing district and a law to improve the school building levy provisions should now be history Valuable time has been lost Conn said on such things as legislation concerning payment for band uniforms and on staff group insurance items which serve only to increase school costs Although school board mem bers get blamed for school cost increases Conn said the legis lature forces added costs on schools while not facing school financing and tax reform prob lems School board members can take some blame for legislative action or inaction however told Ihe some 150 at the meeting Too often he said they express concern only for shortrange immediate matters of interest only for their own individual districts The group at Thursdays meeting showed concern for the suggestion that at least 1500 pupils should he in each school administrative unit although no legislation on that subject has been proposed Little in terest was expressed in the proposed legislation to put all parts of the state in districts supporting high schools Paul F Johnston state super intendent of public instruction was the other major speaker at the meeting on school legisla tion Johnston emphasized need for legislation in the area of voca tionaltechnical education The new federal program which seems to have wide support he said will amount to nothing in Iowa unless legislative action sets up a framework of organ ization and provides new money Arpnpru Mr commerce am to some supposed authorities on the GlobeGazette subject Mason City is going about its mosquito abatement program the hard way They chaise sim ply that we should be a better host and encourage the purple martins to the mosquito prob lem would settle itself Insect control would appear to be an unlikely subject at time when our towns immediate concern is snow removal But the Jaycccs at Griggsville 111 arc saving early March is precisely the moment to light the forge A purple martin is not the name of a new cocktail It is a glossy blueblack bird measuring about eight inches in length and sports a forked swallowlike tail They arc known to frequent our area especially during the migrat ing season Some Mason Cityans know all about the martins Quite a few natives in the Willowbrook area e s p e c i ally appreciate Ihcir value and have taken pains lo spread he welcome mat for them The mirtins like Willow brook as a result Squadrons of them can be seen off and on perched on telephone lines or lounging in front of their fashionable apartmentt y p e houses Now you ask how does Griggsville fit into all this It seems that two years ayo the wcslcenlral Illinois town of 1200 annually prey to an insufferable number of river bottom mosquitoes decided lo lake action against them Instead of turning to spray equipment as Mason City has done they consultetl naturalists Itwas determined that purple martins birds thnl feed entirely on flying in sects and which must cat their weight each day four ounces might very well do the job So the Griggsville Jaycees Installed dozens et multistory martin houses throughout the town and encouraged the popu lace to do likewise Before long their were 115 such martin nesting com partments to provide a pair of birds for every person in the community The project was a success Griggsville attracted national attention and now has become known as the purple marlin capital of the nation How about that Were told that the martins send ahead of the main flocks a number of mature and ex perienced male birds to look fnr suitable housing and de termine if there is sufficient food to support them all These scouts then return to guide the clan lo Ihe chosen localities Thus il is important to have marlin houses up and ready when the scouts appear Since these birds cannot more than 48 hours with out an ample larder their ar rival is considered a more ac curate harbinger of spring than Ihe highlytouted robin or crocus Griggsvillcs advice to Mason City is to junk the spriy equipment and launch a crash housing program for the mar tins Place the dwellings strategically about town and then hang out the for rent signs It makes a good deal for the birds splitlevel living and allyoucancat which we exchange for the pleasure of their company We wouldnt he so pre sumptions to expect lhat mar would completely end our mosquito problem any more than the present practice of foggingthem into oblivion is 100 per cent effective But together these tactics would appear to make a formidable fighting team And here is one instance where the thought of overkill leaves us positively titillated So why not entice more martins to spend the summer in our yards and share our cookouts or patio parties They make good company and they certainly would consume much less beer than lhat fel low from across the alley Disa n data Theres good for North lowans who Jike to attend the repertory at Tyrone Gulhric Theater in Minne apolis Evening performances this year will begin a halfhour earlier 8 oclock and matinees at The switch was made after many oulof towncrs said theyd appreciate an earlier start nn the trip home Season tickets will go on sale March 8 Buyers will not lie required to purchase tickets to The Miser an encore from the lilKi season A basic season ticket consists of the four new productions with an option to The Miser at a discount Give Meredith Willson half a chance and hc11 who nip up n new tune for you Me and Rini will head the entertainment at a Beverly Hills Calif Bnai Brith event March 21 to honor Mrs Norman Chandler as Man of the Year for her cultural contributions to Los Angeles Willson his composed a special song entitled ap propriately enough DBC Man of the Year Wilkinson funeral set for Friday The funeral for R V Wilkin son 83 retired Rock Falls banker who died Tuesday will be at 2 pm Friday at the Major Memorial Chapel Dr George Truman Carl pastor of the First Methodist Church of Mason City and the Rev Milton M Schapcr pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist Church will officiate Surviving Mr Wilkinson are his wife Edith a daughter Mrs Kenneth Carolyn Hoff man Hudson a son John Wilkinson Washington DC seven grandchildren and a sis ter Mrs L C Mable Bliem Rock Falls Pallbearers selected arc Rus sell Edgar Carslcn Bahnscn C G Gorkowski Herbert borny Otto Schlobohrn and For rest Hyde Mrs Wallace C Al len will be organist The family prefers any memorials be given to the Memorial Library at Knox Col lege Burial will be in he Rock Falls Cemetery Friends may call at the chapel until the time of services lie Church Tho Rev Justin Machinery costs to be discussed John Bodcnsteincr Dccorah Requiem high Mass will be extension economist will celebrated for Mrs George be the speaker at the Monday Mrs G Rhebb funeral is set for Saturday Stella Rhcbb 77 at 10 am died Weay in Mason City hospital Dead will be recited at 8 pm Friday at the HoganMcKcc Co lonial Chapel Friends may call f the at the chapel until the time of services Burial will be in th uc U1U On Tuesday the members of SI Josephs section of Elm wood tlic farmers class will take a Cemetery Friendliest Most Courteous Employe contest vital to city Mason Citys reputation as a friendly city for visitors is an important factor in its economic picture it was pointed out Thursday by Ray N Rorick president of the Chamber of Commerce and publisher of the His statement was in connec tion with the newspapers co sponsorship of the Friendliest Most Courteous E m p 1 o y e Award contest Other sponsors include businessmen through out Mason City Purpose of the contest is to honor local employes who have contributed to making Mason Icons Employe Award contest City the retail center of North comcs al a time when Mason Iowa It aso is intended to cal g V posset attention to the importance of promote its best business inter maintaining the citys repulaests Rorick said lion as a friendly place to visit lion em ous FIRST WOMAN NOMINEE Robert Zimmer president of the First Na 1 li i ft i fi 11 i j i v j L JJiCftlUcilL UL II 1C rilftL INcl mil Bank hands a Courtesy Club membership card to Mrs Hazel Huso bank ploye who was the first woman nominated for the Friendliest Most Couiie Employe Award rclajl scgmcnl of Ma son Citys economy accounts for more than million annually The key people in making this amount of business possible are the employes who represent the face of Mason City to those people who purchase the goods and merchandise from Mason iitys splendid retail outlets This is a recognition long overdue to this accomplished and important group of sales and service people The award winners will he picked by the vote of Globe Gazette readers Voting is done on the ballots appearing daily in the newspaper Balloting ends April 7 and the winners will be announced in the April 14 is sue The ballots may be mailed to he GlobeGazette or deposited in the ballot boxes at the Ameri an State Bank First National Bank United Home Bank haniber of Commerce office Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Assn Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Assn and GlobeGazette offices The winning man and winning woman employe will each re ceive a S50 US Savings Bond Honorable mention will be awarded to 25 other men and 25 other women FIRST MAN NOMINEE A E Smith manager of Gildners Cloth ing Store congratulates James Sheehy first man nominated for the Friendliest Most Courteous Employe Award session of the Mason City Adult i ftcssuHi in me mason uuy S CfL I Fnrmcr Evening School Bodenstciners topic Im machinery costs I discuss ownership costs a pared with renting or leasing costs Holcomb o culture instructor at Mason City High School will have charge rip to DCS Moines for a tour ANNOUNCEMENT of the Firestone Rubber Co plant The farmers will leave by bus from the Vocational Agri culture Building at 7 am Al a luncheon at the plant Paul Franzenburg Iowas state treasurer will he the main speaker Reservations for the tour can still be made by contacting Hoi comb at the Vocational Agri culture Building John A Lampe former Mason City man dies John A Jack Lampc 57 for mer Mason Cityan and sales representative of the Standard Oil Co at Shcnandoah Ihc last year died Tuesday in a Shcnan doah hospital after a heart at lack Mr La in pc was a resident of Mason City several years and was sales manager for Standard Mason City ca endar THURSDAY Prague Chamber Orchestra in the Mason City Community Concert Assn series Mason City High School Auditorium pm Oil at the time its divisional of fice was iicrc He was trans ferred to DCS Moines in 3057 where he was regional TEA tires batteries accessories merchandising manager until the regional office was closed He is survived by his wife four daughters a brother and seven sisters Services were set for 9 am Friday in St Marys Catholic Church at Shcnandoalr Burial will be at Pocahontas where the Jlosary will be re cited in funeral parlors at 3 pm Friday THE OFFICE OF DR R C JOST OPTOMETRIST NOW LOCATED IN THE BRICK TILE BUILDING WILL BE RELOCATED TO THE BEAUTIFUL NEW WILLOW BROOK PLAZA ON FOURTH STREET SOUTHWEST Office Opening Will Be Friday March 5th 1965 VISUAL ANALYSIS CONTACT LENSES For Appointment Telephone 4732445 WANT QUALITY and Confidence in Your Suits VOIJ SHOULD AND YOU CAN Slop In 1 KATZ Inmortow ind see Hie wlctr choice of famous Imported cloths lel KAT7 measure you for the mils with CONFIDENCE Suits of rnmpartlile qnallt cfli 0 to mart Come in Tomorrow Finest Domestic and imported Materials Expertly Hand Tailored and Guaranteed Fit KATZ hanrr St S W 4237922 The Friendliest Most Cour VOTE for COURTESY Lets Make Mason City the Friendliest City in Iowa My name is My address is I vole for the following for the awards Friendliest Most Courteous WOMAN Name Place of business Friendliest Most Courteous MAN Name Place of business Yes Mason City is FRIENDLY We can be proud of our hospitality extended to all At our places of business Our personnel are friendly folks But bear in mind The person whom you dont know may be just passing through may be looking our town over with the idea of locating here regardless you will give that person his or her impression of Mason City LETS MAKE MASON CITY THE FRIENDLIEST CITY IN IOWA Clip out the coupon Fill in the coupon Coupon may be dropped in a Friendliest most Courteous Ballot Box in cither the First National Bank United Home Bank Ameri can State Bank Mutual Federal Savings Loan Pioneer Federal Savings Loan Chamber of Commerce or the GlobeGazette If you mail your coupon address to Globe Gazette Mason City Iowa Voting ends Wednesday April 7 Announcement will be made in the Wednesday April 14 edition of the GlobeGazette Vote as often as you wish for its operation Without a stqte plan and matching funds fetf eral aid is not to be had Those at the meeting express ed a need for an income factor in the recommended proportion ate sharing plan for state school aid if the plan is to get wide support The plan as suggested would base school aid from fhe slate on numbers of pupils and property value in individual dis tricts The feeling was expressed lhat an income factor would be airer for areas of high property value but without high personal ncomes Practically unanimous sup port was expressed in discussion or use of increased sales tax to rinance school aid and provide property tax relief Conn said it appears that people will support lccnt increase in sales lax only if it is specifically car marked for schools The ElkhornKimbleton school district has asked the Iowa As sociation of School Boards to get expressions of opinion on a pro posal to provide public school bus transportation for private school students No one at the Britt meeting spoke in favor of the legislation introduced on the subject pp position was expressed not only on the basis of costs but because of technical matters not spelled out in the proposed such things as who has jurisdi lion over bus routes liability in surance coverage on the private school students etc Luin Cox Belmond a board member of the Iowa Association of School Boards acted as masV lor of ceremonies The group was welcomed by Paul Scarda Britt superintend ent and Dr R T Evans school Doard president at Britt Others aking part in the program were W Henry Galbreth Iowa As sociation of School Boards as sistant executive director C E Judcl Thompson member of the State Board of Public In struction and several legisla tors BACK IN MESERVEY MESERVEY Mr and Mrs Frank Guth have returned home to Meservey after spending sev eral in Mesa Ariz While there the couple visited Mr and Mrs Charles Bier Mrs Bier is Mrs Guths sister Say no irregularities in vote probe at Osage OSAGE A hearing to dial call to produce voting records lengc the validity of the Mitchell also was challenged because of County congressional law and a telegram rc votc in the November clectionjccivcd from the subcommittee Thursday produced no evidence on elections of the US House of irregularities according to of Representatives county at John A Moore a judge on the counting board from Burr Oak Township testified that the counting board recounted the paper ballots cast in the town ship on the day of the canvass He said the recount had been requested by the county board of supervisors William Bicderman a judge from Osage Township testified that Peterson received all the votes to which he was entitled Florence Biederman testified Keith McKinley torncy J W Dean Mitchell County auditor had been subpoenaed by Stephen M Peterson Water loo to answer questions on vot ing procedures in certain wards Peterson is contesting results of the Nov 3 general election which saw him defeated by II R Gross by a 419vote margin Dean had challenged the va laclity of the subpoenas because of vagueness McKinley said the 60 seniors at weekly program In spite of heavy snow still on the ground GO senior citizens turned out for the weekly Wed nesday afternoon program at he Moose Lodge A film was hown by William Schober di of the Americana Nurs ng Center A program of rend ng and vocal selections was presented by the Rev George Adkins and Mrs Merle Dick nson Ncllc Hanson and Lee Button poured VISITS PARENTS OSAGE Carol Dieterichs Washington D C is spending a week with her parents Mr and Mrs Paul Dielerichs in Dsage A friend Mrs Michael urtz accompanied Miss Die erichs from Washington the same thing for the first ward of Osage The hearing adjourned to the vault of the auditors office where voting records but not Ihc ballots were examined The actual ballots arc iij the basement of the courthouse and will not be opened until the prop er order is made McKinley said Four persons testified at the hearing Seven other persons who were subpoenaed were not asked to testify There was no question about Rock Township in which Peter son originally claimed there was an error of 104 votes Besides McKinley who repre sented Dean and Mitchell Coun ty others at the hearing were Peterson LeRoy H Rcdfcrn Cedar Falls attorney who repre sented Gross and Howard Dresser Mason City attorney who represented Peterson Dont Despair Well Give That Car a New Sparkle From scratches to smashups anything that goes wrong with the body of your car we make right fast Drive in soon let us restore showroom gleam and glow to your car Your Oldsmobile Dealer ZENOR MOTOR CO 24 Second St Mason City JUST ARRIVED AT THE ODD LOT SHOE STORE SHOES WITH the LOOK MEN LIKE i Men We Have Just Received A Huge Shipment Of ALLENEDMONDS And JARMAN SHOES Just Received A Large Shipment Of CORDOVANS In Black And Burgundy All Sizes See Them Youll Buy Them DID YOU KNOW WE CARRY Big Men 426 Pairs of Shoes in stock Sizes 131415 LARGEST SELECTION OF LARGE SIZES IN THE STATE OF IOWA fr Come in Today We Probably Have Your Size Sizes 5 to 15 AAA to EEE Odd Lot Shoe Co 121 SOUTH FEDERAL TWO FULL FLOORS OF SHOES Only Kind in
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