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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1929, Mason City, Iowa FOUR MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE DECEMBER 1929 TOWN Can Be No Greater ThanIts Integral Parts iMasonCity to Be Great Must Have Good Unselfish BE ONE CHEST LEADERS MAY DECIDE TO HOLD GATHERING Marston Receives Word o v Progress Made by Association A national spring conference in Washington to consider the rela tionshvp between corporations anc social welfare in the communities in which they operate becomesa likel1 possibility as the into th subject by the National bureau o economic research proceeds This information received here bj H Maraton president of the Ma son City Chest from the offices of he nation aJ Assbciatlon of Communitj ChestS and Councils is based upon a recent meeting of the committe of sponsors for the natibnwid study This held in Vork was attended by widelj known corporation executives ari i Community Chest leaders of th east and middle west TO Arrange Program Paul D Cravath1 chairman o the committee of sponsors was aii to appoint a subcoinmit tee to consider the advisability o a Washington conference and to ar range a possible program for such a meeting To the Washington con ference would be invited represen tatives of leadingcorporations par licularly manufacturers public util ities banks and chain stores as well as presidents and other offi cers of the countrys 330 Commun ity Chests The facts revealed by the study and any conclusions prawn from them by the committee of sponsors would be submitted to the conference for general discus sion Explainingthe purposes of tha nationwide study and the prob lem with which the Washington conference would be confronted Mr Cravath Charity has no sooner adopted the businesslike method of admin istration represented in 300 Com munity Chests thruout the country than it finds itself by a new in business it self While welfare work remains primarily a local concern business more anymore ceases to be New style is nonlocal not only in man agement and ownership but in its contacts local needs Confia J I 1 r porations and even in many in stancesamong the various branches of the same corporation as to what the obligations are There 13 no way however to lay down an arbitrary rule The study Is the intelligent approach and it is gratifying to see so many of our nationally known corporations will ing to sponsor such a thoro examin ation of the situation Has Made Study C The national bureau of economic tnesame agency which in 1922 conducted a survey of busi ness cycles and unemployment for President Hardlngs unemployment conference haabeen making the study since last January asan im partial factfinding agenc All the information gathered on the sub ject willbe turned over v the committee of sponsors which has assumed the responsibility of draw ing conclusions The recent meet Ing during which a Washingtoi conference was suggestetd Was called to hear confidential reports or progress by Professors Edwin F Gay and Wesley C Mitchell di rectors of research of the riationa bureau make further plans Those wfio attend the recen meeting in addition to Mrpra Jvath were J Herbert Case depu ty governor Federal Reserve bank TIendon Chubb Chubb and Son York City Henry GDaltbn Cleveland J Bryon Deacon Tide vater Oil Walter S Gif president American Telephone and Telegraph company Clarence J Hicks standard OH company o o Jersev Frederic R Kellogg Kellogg Emery and InnessBrown New York City Ray H Ott J C JPenney company New York City William Cooper Proctor Proctor Gamble Victor FJRidder New and St Paul Leasing Rosen wald Sears Roebuck and company Md Pau A Schoellkopf president Niagara Hudson Power company Other members of the committee sponsors are Lam mot du Pont Marniori Henry D Sharpe Swop e Myron c Taylor iAugust VogeJ Felix Warburg G S Williams and C SWoolworth Elected at Annual Meeting of Trinity Lutherans L The of the Trinitv Lutheran church held its annual for election of officers Fri N evening in the church t Iver Berg was reelected trustee S Sagen O I Hegg and Peter Dahl elected deacons J Wil liams was chosen superintendent of the Sunday school with L Nelson and Iver Berg as assistants Lawrence Lysne was elected re secretary Carl Ilolmsii head usher with J I Wlk L Whip ple and P Dahl as assistants Y Other offices were held open for January meeting A social hour was held after the in the basement parlors MEET Assistant Football Coach and Instructor of Biology Mason City High School Persons who witnessed high setiool football games at Roosevelt stadlum this fall or saw practices on week Bights on the field behind the stadium may penraps have won dered how one man could drill foot ball and plays into so large a squad Theansweris an as sistant coach arid the assistant at Mason City high schoolis Howard T Barker who hoiirs is an instructor in biology While ClaytonSutherland head coach in the high school was win ning games this year Mr Barker was developing the reserves who must form the nucleus of the teams of next year and the year after It was he who primed the second teamto fight to the limit in prac tice scrimmages against the first string Homo at Nora Springs Althoihe is a graduate of the St CloudTeachers college St Cloud MinnMr Barker is a native of northIowa having grown up in the neighboring town of Nora Springs He was born In Fort Dodge in 1901 and lived there until four years old when Nora Springs became his home Finishing high school at Nora Springs he enrolled at Northwset erri college in niiuois now know as North Central college An injury shortly after football season start ed prevented him from playing foot ball there Transferred to St Cloud In his junior year he transferred to St Cloud playing on the varsity MOWAK1J T JBAltHJUB football team there While in schoo he played some in the St Clou city hockey team Work in dram Sties was one of the extra curricula activities in which he engaged Mr Barker was graduated in thi spring of this year with a bachelo of science degree after majoring in education He was a member of th Alpha Delta Alpha fraternity Besides actingas assistant foot ball coach at the high school he will work with the track coaches next spring MAYOR HELPS SALVATION ARMY Mnyor BS Selby is again Indorsing the kettle project by which the Salvation Army Hopes to raise sufficient funds for its program Former Mason Gityan Mistaken for CG Dawes B F Van Milwaukee Superintendent Ushered Toward ExVice Presidents Auto mobile at Fashionable Funeral HE CITY WE WEEKLY Page Devoted to CommunityInterests That Make for a Bigger and Better MASON QITY A line pipe By TPIPE Stick to the tha Smoke Blow Where It Will Tis only ten days until Christmas The day of glad hearts and good cheer TIs only ten days until Christmas The merriest day of the day How thrilled are the hearts of tfi children How eager they are for the day How joyous the hopes that they harbor That Santa will journey their way Tis only ten daya until Santa Will comeso the children an taught But what of the heartache 01 Christmas If a little one Santa forgot You cant have a good time whil all alone in this world You cant have a good time when with others unless they are alsc having a good time And youcant have a happy mer ry Christmas unless you help to make it merry and happy for oth ers The best way you can possiblj make it a merry Christmas for others is to drop a little change into the GlobeGazettes Christmas fund The best time to do it Is now Lets make it a merry Christmas for ev ery kid in Mason City Ha ha ha ha 1m ha ha ha First robins of spring appear in Nora springs Now if the report had come from Charles City or Clear Lake we would have thot noth ing of it But the people at Nora Springs have always seemed like such nice folks Jt only goes to show that since the 18th amendment anything Is liableto happen How doth the little busy bee Oer flower and field go bobbin low doth a normal person see In winter time a robin The new automobile license plates are very beautiful and stioiild be n ornament for any car No doubt hey will be worn quite extensively uring the coming season However the ones we now have on the car re practically as good as new and have decided to continue to use them for a while We are not one f those people who make a change very time an article gets alittle ut of date We believe in getting ood substantial merchandise and ve like to have things look nice but ve are not stuck up They Kept the in the Kitchen In the good old days the Afnerl an home was a stable institution Times A dead ringer for Charles Gates Dawes Thats a description of B F Van Vliet known to hundreds in Mason City as the former Milwau kee superintendent here It was in about 1017 that he left Mason City Now he headquarters in Des Moines MrVan Vliet was in Mason City on business this week while in the waiting room of a passenger station he and Charles Websterof the state railroad commission re calledthe days when Mr Van Vliet was the chief dispatcher at Oxford Junction and Mr Webster was breaking into therailroad gameas operator station agent janitor and signal man at Waucoma Charlie used to keep me In hot water all the time Mr Van Vliet recalled Incidentally Mr Webster stillenjoys his practical joke Yes the railroad commission er countered and you used to try to scare us youngsters to death with your hardboiled attitude But we soon found it was not more than skindeep Introduced New Call Letters father of the local lumber man recalled the time when he in troduced a new set ofcall letters WA for Waucoma th is WA Van VHet came back as angrily as one can over the wire That stands for Waucoma Mr Webster answered AH right then keep It And Mr Webster did In fact it is still the call letters for Wau coma Conversation drifted to early day practices In the railroad game The commissioner remembered how it was the custom of station agents along the line to herald the an Jroach of the division superinten dent so that the neighboring agents cpuld give the stations a semian nual sweeping Once In a while of course the higher official would blow in unannounced and there was a penaltyto be paid Like Dawes At this point a third person made reference to the uncanny resem blance of Mr Van VHet to the pres ent ambassador to Great Britain Besides being alike in face side and posture the former Mason City man wears a similar hat collar and necktie And he smokes a pipe Not the underslung variety but a pipe nonetheless one that Is smeUed be fore it is seen deYeloPed that this was not the first time that the similarity between the Des Moines man and the former vice president had been notedOnce at a fashionable funer al mChicago the ushers tried to fiteer Mr VanVliet out to the Dawes Rolls Royce but In a search ror his hat and overcoat the lowan began to wonder if it wasnta case of mistaken identity It was Mr Van Vliet has seen jaore than a half century of servnj for the Milwaukee road and ia past the three score and ten year mark But he resents thesuggestion that this is more than middle age Muchbet 13t he Insists towear out than rust out He Isnt even considering retirement 6 The basketball games with Eagle Grove and Webster City scheduled for the Christmas vacation are both important games for Mason City Dont forget these vacation games the team needs organized backing A complete schedule of all the basketball games for the winter has been placed on the bulletin board Those who are planning to attend the games will find this very con venient and will be able to plan their dates accordingly And now that the city council has banned radio interference we hope they do something about piano solos and funny radio aimouncers One ot tho saddest things inthis world is a radio announcer trying to be funny or a piano solo over the radio Subject of course to the approval of the city manager Dr W E Long Mr Arthur Pick ford Gentlemen and dear Sirs I notice in Ward Barnes Justly fa mous Eagle Grove Eagle where it says it is not too late in the sea son to be on the watch for polio myelitis and I would like to ask about this poliomyelitis thing only I do not know of whom to ask ac count I dont know what it is and is it anything in the doctor line or the farm line If so will you please enlighten me to the fullest extent of your ability and how can anyone watch for anything when one dont know what to watch for only the name and how could anyone pro nounce the name if one did And if this does not belong to your de partment please advise whose de partment it does belong to for I am free to confess I dont know anything about it Hoping you are the same T PIPE We nre according to Curtis Ycl land in bad at the public library And all because we mado a few jocular remarks regarding the out er and the Inner door mats The next time we enter the building according to our informant we are to have our head bumped on each mat and then get thrown down the steps on pur car Which goes to show a fellow can get Into a lot ol trouble mighty qnlck when he mixed up with a bunch of women Once upona time ten crpwa got together and formed an association for the promotion and government of certain sporting events One of them was not very husky and the rest of them thotit would be nice to have one they could pick on and upon which they could practice to a certain extent But this weaker crow suddenly began to grow and it wasnt long until he was so rough and tough he was winning most of the time Whereupon the rest of the crowa threw him out of the assocla tion because he was black Took Part in Rural School Contest by Kirk New BcoKs Story of ThevTSger Full of Pungent Fhilosoph IN THE EVENINGOF MY HOT by Georges he death of Frances great states lan has focused attention on the Ife and character of the man who had played such a vivid part In the ralitical arena of Europe The two ponderous volumes which make up his work wilt interest the student andwill undoubtedly bescanned by others but it will not be read with ivldity by those who are iii the labit ofperusing the more popular and readily more digestible readlnt material of the day There are somestriking Impres sions one get from these volumes These are the university of the hot of the author the philosophical sent of his reasoning and the keen ness of his scientifically trained mind And probably most unexpect ed his poetic beauty of many pas sages Could Have Been Reduced One feels however that the vol umes could have been reduced from 500000 to 50000 words Then Clemenceau could have given the reader the gist of hisphilosophy and left the scientific demonstra tion to others Why for instance should we have to read Clemenceau on the atom fossils the origin of language and evolution He coulu nave left that outand given his reader a more ready opportunity to get at what is valuable the Clemen ceau outlook on life The book reveals that even on the brink of an abyss Clemenceau re mained the uncompromising foe of all revealed religions All of them seemed to him childish delusions Here is a specimen of his philo sophy What is is and of that which Is I ami I am somewhere an atom oj a transient something Over other incidents of the have the advantage of feeling and of know ing what happensto me Pascal and of reasoning on positive data so as to attenuate my sufferings and those of my fellow beings by ob tainingfor them if they show them selves worthy to learn brief flashes of happiness The true civilized man of all periods and of all coun tries Is he who knows how to con quer himself and so to order him self as to devote always more and more of himself to the task which exceeds yet who ex pects nothing either of gods or of men Relativity Fixes Limit to Space In his Eos or the Wider Aspects of Cosmogony Sir James H Jeans writes on relativity as a spacede finer Without exploring and sur veying the whole of the earths sur ace we can make a fair estimate of its total area by rncarurlrgits ra dluH which we can do by measuring curvature at any one point says In the same way the total vol ime of space Is fixed by a quantl y the curvature of space which can be determined by measuring the density of distribution of matter in ipace Exact figures are impos iible but Dr Hubble has calculated that space is not likely to extend to more than about a thousand times as far as the furthest nebula visible in the biggest telescope Nothing prevents us from going on and on m space beyond this distance but if we do we merely come back to ourselves Gives Uniform Details In his Uniforms of the World Fred Gilbert Blakeslee gives a de tailed description of all the uni forms worn by the military and navalf orces ofa 11 countries Per haps the most striking uniform was that of the Hungarian Life Guard he writes It was scarlet of Hussar cut heavily braided across the breast on the cuffs and on the front ana sides of the breeches with silver On the head was a black busby with blue bag and white plume while over the left shoulder was worn a magnficent leopard skin Truly it would be difficult to surpass this uniform for georgeousness NEW AUTOMOBILE LICENSES ISSUED DURING WEEK Floyd Orville Vanderhoef Bur chinal Ford Buford E Niles Y M C A Dodgo coupe G Olson 807 North Madison ave nue Chevrolet coach Herbert Doden Rockwell Forl truck Winnifred M Bagley 938 North Federal avenue LaSalle sedan M P Springer Cerro Gordo ho tel Dodge coupe Y P Firgard Thornton Ford se dan Wayno M Elsbury Rockwell Ford coupe i Hnrry A Ward 708 Fourth street southwest Pontiac coach J A Griffin 925 North Jeffeison avenue DcSoto sedan sGlenn F McEacbran Portland Ford tudor TheMason City Sunday school boys tournament will begin Sat urclay Dec 14 in the gym ofthe Y M C A There are six 95 pound class teams six 115 pound class teams nnd six 135 pound clnss teams The requirements for mem bership in this league are that the boyn juugl uc members of the Y M C A and must have attended Sunday school the Sunday before to play the following Saturday Thiti league It Is hoped will promote sportsmanship in Mason City and will also give the boys a chance to learn to olav basketball j THE Rythm band composed of students In the first grades of District No 8 Lime Creek town ship provided a novelty on the pro gram of the Cerro Gordo Drama contest Dec 7 and are scheduled to appear Monday afternoon at tha FarmBureau meeting at the Cham ber of Commerce rooms The stu dents are taught by Miss Kathryn Carr MembersIn the band are Top row left to right Junior Tiedeman Warren Sprau second row leftto right John Steinberg Hazel Juhl Mae Harding Mitchell Hard ing Raymond Decker Chester Howe Dorothy Olsen front row left to right Thomas Steinberg Darrel Payne Ruth Davis Darleue Payne leader Elmer Wineman Constance Simes Marcelle Rowe and Raymond Sprau Members the band have bells drums chimes bird trills whistles triangles and tambourines Their in struments are played rhythmically while a phoongraph provides 1 background Below is shown members of the cast from DistrictNo 6 in Union township won the Cerro Gortlo drama contest Fromleft to right the students are Alfred Caffrey Alvin Miller Bessie Malloy HaroW Frazler and Ray Skarstad These students were coached teacher Mrs Jeannete Stevens Honorable mention at the contest was given to Lake No S taught by Mrs Viva Gribben STENOGRAPHERS TO TAKE Hamilton College Making Preparations for Christmas A class of male stenographers is being coached at Hamilton college for the juniorsenior stenographer civil service examination to be given Jan 6 This examination is for men only Marie Hunsley a recent graduate is assisting at the Red Cross office Donald Barnett of New Hampton enrolled in the commercial depart ment Monday Virginia Callanan of Clear Lake is supplying at the Western Electric company Miss Davenport is especially pleased with the material for the Hamilton girls glee club Rehearsals are being held regularly twice a week Miss Kathryn Rasmussen from Lake Mills who represented her district in the state music con test last spring has been chosen ao leading soprano The Hamilton entertainers ap peared oh the hlsh school program at Alexander Frldav nlehtlThc oc casion was the jumor class play Former students have been in vited to attend the Christmasparty to be given in the college assembly room the evening of Dec 19 There will be a short program and danc ing POSTAL STATIOI BUSINESS GROWS1 OFFICIALS STATI Increase in Branch Servicj Reported Christmas Rush Starts Contract postal stations ttirubut Mason City Have beenhaving unusually large amount of this season state local postal off cials has found that tti stations can give most service as well as the poatofflce and that they are more conveniently Iprs cated for residential patrons This large increase in businesaj by the branch stations has setvedi to relieve congestion at the atthe postofftce Persons been able to avoid standing in line for several hours by using branch stations Postal officials declare that Christmas rush is on in full The number of packages and parr eels receivedfor dispatch makes large total and many parcels are arriving for delivery here All phases of work at the post f offics have been speeded up ColyvJ lections at the outlying stations are being made more frequently than usual SCHOOL BRIEFS Roseann Jenkins junior returned to school Monday after several weeks ot absence as the result of a car accident Tom Yoseloff senior was absent the first three days of this week on account of sickness Arnold Tice junior returned toy school Monday after being absent for eight days on account of sickf ness Vera Holman member of theJ journalism class of the high school took the responsibility of being cci1 itor of this weeks CubGaette Mrs Guy Crosen substituted MoriS day for Miss Ethel Cook high school geography and history instructoiJ Miss Cook was absent because illness Christmas parties are being arj ranged by a numberof the gradf girl reserve clubs this week Mo of the parties will be held in HOMECOMING FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE TO BE ON DEC 27 Plans are near completion for he ninth annual Junior college nomecoming to be held Dec 2T at the Hotel Hanford All form er Junior college students have Been invited to attend and to bringa guest PhH WInegar chairman of the program committee is assisted by Max Ryan and Ruth Barclay in providing for the entertain ment Gretchen Meyer and Mar jorie Green are in charge of in vitations J B MacGregor for mer dean of the college with Mrs MacGregor will be guests of the evening Mr and Mrs Avri Grimsley wil be chaper ons The main feature of the even ing will be dancing Cliff rtandyf entertainers will furnish the mu sic The homecoming will be an in formal event states Dean Rug land Miss Sarah Robinson and Lena Gutknecht are enterainlng til McKiuley teachers at a dinner to be given Saturday evenf ing Dec 14 at the Bovard h North Pennsylvania avenue Miss Mildred Miller teacher roiL the McKinley school was absent from school Tuesday afternoon anal all day Wednesday on account ot illness Mrs J H Marston subsliJ tuted for her 1 club marshals havei taken up their duties in lessening congestion in the halls of the bjglijJ school With the cooperation practically every student therehas been a great Improvement over pre1 vious times Miss Mary Bullock 1 history teacher stated Principail James Rae thinks the plan of the 1 club council for doing away with j disorder between classes creasing unnecessary noise in the halls during the sixth period very successful Much confusion Js ca ed by students remaining in aalls when they are supposed to be on their way home New badges forj the patrolmen have been ordered to 1 replace those worn temporarily Lois Meyer editorinchief or the 1 Masonian stated that the sale of the annuals this year was practii cally the same as previous years I So approximately 750 have been J sold but by ths end of the year they 1 probably will have sold overj 800The majority of the students who want books will pay money taken from their locker keys rather than pay cash Lois stated that it would be appreciated If those1 who are paying cash would pay as soon as possible After Christmas pictures of the different groups will 1 be taken L Under the direction of the boys 1 division of the Y M C A sixi Pioneev cluba areworking on cabonal projects The main proI jects include taxidermypicture transferring model airplane build ng bird study life Caving andf eather craft To belong to oneof 1 clubs one must be a of the YM C A and have the age of 12 years The purpose of the club is Tofollow the trail bazed by the Great Plon eer m a life of service and growth stature and in fa God and mot the Pionesrs in Blaze a hn Thc six Pioneer carnal have a total membership of 135 boys Meetings are held once week on Monday evening The program far the G A A S Vra tha Yuletlqel uarolsrs A number of G A A girls under the direction of ifiss j tt iSlth PsePted tableau Maraton following with un RUtM Alta Johnson Marie Nellsen Cecil Francis Klnny Catherine Jane Cobb Nellie Jimlniw Woldrnan Nola Robert belle Tolnby and Ethel Fisher ;