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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1937, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE JANUARY 18 1937 sought to enlighten people on im portant issues and generate more clear thinking We have every rea son to expect that this radio sta tion will be managed in the same capable manner and that Iowa people will be enriched by its ser vice Are Potent Forces News distributing agencies that adhere to the ethical standards of the industry are among the most potent forces for country good in our grown and pros pered greatly because our people have been served by an unbridled and unrestricted press So long as the agency refuses to become an instrument of propaganda it is a constructive force and the public some way homehow seems to de tect biased and prejudiced news columns and editorials so that eventually the unethical becomes ineffective On behalf of the state of Iowa I want to compliment the manage ment of this new station for hav ing a long record of constructivo news service behind them and we confidently expect this station to service to the end that Iowa peo ple will be tremendously enrich ed It is a privilege that I appre ciate to speak a few minutes at the dedication of this fine radio sta tion to be known henceforth as KGLO and I thank Mr Loomis for inviting me said Representa tive Biermann in the main dedi catory address I have wanted to come here to evidence in a small way the gratitude I feel to the people of Mason City for their many generous kindnesses to me Ihave wanted to greet some of the friends I have here whose loyalty and affection I esteem among the richest blessings of my life This is a great day for Mason City and for the several hundred thousand people within the range this station I have been in formed that there is no station of than And mankind together in the good feeling that comesof better un derstanding And in times of war it enables combatants to commu nicate efficiently to the end that death and destruction may be more effective and more horrible and more disgraceful to modern civilization And all this has been accomplished in a single genera tion We may confidently expect great radio developments in the near future I predict that in a few years the audience that listens to KGLO will see the moving pic tures of the artists who sing and of the orators who speak in their broadcasts Recalls Memories To the older residents of Ma son City this day must recall in teresting memories that excite their wonder at the progress of this city I believe there are per sons in this audience who have seen Mason City grow from a vil lage to a modern city well equipped and well governed They have seen the sparsely settled sur rounding prairie evolve into one of tbe richest agricultural regions in the land They have seen schools established and churches I built They have seen business de velop and great factories locate here and prosper And now they see this greatest of modern inven tions establish a center here If their memories are good then to day in kaleidoscopic review there must be passing before them a drama the like of which no other generation in recorded time ever witnessed We are living in times packed this size better equipped KGLO in the entire land that is what Mason City should have and that is what the terri tory reached by this station should have Besides performing the usu al functions other stations KGLO will give information and perform service for this area that only alocal station can perform Distinct New Asset It will be a distinct new asset and a distinct new blessing to northern Iowa and southern Min nesota As I looked at the great steel tower 290 feet high and at the other equipment all of it a mystery to me I have marveled at the progress of invention these lew recent decades The commer cial wireless is the invention of an Italian Marconi It is only about 40 years ago that he sent his first crude wireless message of dots and dashes from his fathers home in Bologna Italy Though Mar coni is now not an old man only 62 yeais of age he has lived to see his simple beginning grow into a worldwideservice tpat has great ly changed and brightened and improved the lives of people on every continent of the globe Today the radio brings to the loneliest farm house blockaded with snow the sweetest music the latest news and speeches by the greatest minds of this country and of the entire world Marconi has lived to see his invention de veloped so that it saves lives at sea it guides the aviator as he pilots his ship through the clouds thousands of feet above the earth it warns people on land and sea of approaching storms it links the distant explorer with his home land and mitigates his dangers it enables the officers of the law to apprehend the violators of the law In times of peace it binds with big events and complicated with many and great changes These times challenge our form of government The success of the American people in meeting diffi culties that now confront us de pends in large part on enlightened public opinion The radio has and will play a great part in the drama of these perilous years The Fed eral Communications commission purposes to give sound and whole some direction to radio activities It purposes to make their broad casts fair and honest so far as federal regulation may perform that work But in the last analysis the quality of the service per formed will depend upon the character of the management of the stations We of this area are fortunate that the management of KGLO is in the hands of men whose management of newspaper publicity has demonstrated they are well qualified to manage pub licity over the air Has Excellent Record The Mason City GlobeGazette has a splendid record as a news paper during the time I have been acquainted with it It has con ducted its business according to the best standards of the news paper profession A well rounded newspaper has an editorial page and Brother Earl Hall conducts a good one On its editorial page the newspaper expresses its views as freely as it chooses and as force fully as it can Its editorials are its opinions to which it is entitled just as you and I are entitled to our to their expres sion It is in its news columns that a paper discloses its conscience and demonstrates its ethics In those columns it is not entitled to an opinion In its news its duty is o state the facts with absolute airness and with meticulous ac uracy That duty the GlobeGa ete performs when I ay that I pay the GlobeGazette he highest compliment in my opinion that can be paid to any newspaper In Striking Contrast The record of the GlobeGa of their long labors And I con gratulate this radio audience on the establishment of a station that has not only the financial ability to give you the best of ra dio programs but the conscience and the sense of obligation as a news agency that will give you a service you may rely upon as honest fair and trustworthy Expresses Appreciation Appreciation to those who as sisted in bringing KGLO to Mason City was expressed by Mr Loomis in his brief address This is rny first appearance before the microphone and I had to build a radio station to get here For the past yeav I and my associates at the GlobeGazette have labored diligently to bring KGLO into being That task is now complete We have engaged a capable staff of radio people to operate it as a radio station should be operated It is our in tention to expect them to oper ate it without let or interference and with but one guiding prin ciple that being the service and betterment of Mason City and North Iowa We expect it to be self supporting certainly but its object is not primarily a mer cenary one It is now my privilege to en trust radio station KGLO to its manager F C Eighmey In the staff of KGLO there are people who know Mason City and who know radio But the people who know radio do not know Mason City and those who know Mason City do not know radio We have therefore not only a new station but a new and unaccustomed staff For them I ask the consideration and forbearance our congratulations and best wishes for its success WHO Congratulates The congratulations of J O Thorough eye exam inations should be a yearly habit zette is in striking contrast with that of some of our metropolitan dailies which seem to have no sense of obligation to the public and no respect for truth and fair ness Some them which I woulc like to name here today except for the embarrassment it might cause the owners of this station have preceded without conscience ani without heart have poisoned biased colored and have manu factured news to suit the men dacious purposes of their own ers But not so with the paper in this city Whether we agree with its purpose and its politics or not we must credit it with honesty satisfaction in from Mason City which I re ceived nearly 12 years ago when I came here to assume manage ment of the GlobeGazette Turns Over Station To everyone who has in any way helped us in our efforts to establish a good radio station in Mason City I wish to extend my most earnest gratitude To those who will help us in the future who will bear with us in our misj takes we offer in advance our hearty thanks Mr Eighmey here is KGLO such as it is such as it may be come It is now in your hands and that of your staff I have every confidence in all of you I have but one charge KGLO is to be operated at all times for the advancement of the best cultur al social material and spiritual interests of the people of Gods garden spot central northern Iowa To the people of North Iowa I present the new manager of our new station who comes to us after four years of distinguished service with station WHBF at Rock Island Illinois Adler Gives Address Mr Adler reviewed briefly his association with the GlobeGa zette Twelve years ago Mr Loomis and I came to Mason City to as sociate ourselves with the Mason City GlobeGazette he said It was a splendid paper then1 and I think we may say with all mod esty one which has kept abreast of the improvements that have come to all newspapers in the last decade At that time we be ieved that Mason City was one of he outstanding smaller cities of he middlewest Since then I lave had no reason to change my mind I honestly believe that the oc casion which we observe today the launching on the air of station KGLO is a new and importanl Maland vice president of the Cen tral Broadcasting company Des Moines broadcast by remote con trol through KGLO follows Radio Station WHO appreci ates this opportunity to welcome KGLO of Mason City to the air waves of Iowa We have heard of the remark able cooperation given by the businesmen and Chamber of Com merce of Mason City and the gen uine interest shown by everyone in KGLO You should be compli mented for this generous com munity spirit which is in striking contrast to what happens in many other communities Your radio station KGLO will give you many advantages that no one else can furnish It gives you an opportunity for local selfex pression in so many sions of local civic problems de velopment of local musical and dramatic talent publicity for Ma son City in one of the richest farm territories in the world that will help to make your city more pros perous resulting in greater happi ness for all of your citizens There is nothing finer than the generous cooperation of a city with the enterprises who make it a good place in which to live It happens that we at WHO know some of the men who will guide the policies of P Loomis publisher of the Mason City GlobeGazette E P Adler president of the Lee Syndicate Mr Earl Hall who by the way is a pretty good singer if you put him in a and F C Eigh mey manager of KGLO They have a deep appreciation of the public responsibility which they assume in operating a radio sta tion and they will deliver Let me close by sending con gratulations to Mason City and wishing KGLO the best of luck with a bright and happy future WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING By the Associated Press Senate In recess House Probably will receive bills to extend life of Recon struction Finance Corporation and to authorize loan for crop production Coin age committee considers bill to extend stabilization fund and presidents power to devalue dollar Appropriations sub committees continue hearings on relief and departmental supply bills Sexton Noted for Work in Baseball Leagues Succumbs ROCK ISLAND 111 ael H Sexton honorary president of the National Association of Professional Leagues died at noon Monday in his apartment in the Harms hotel Death was caused by a heart at tack while he was recovering from influenza Widely known throughout the baseball circles Mr Sexton was instrumental in the formation of the National Association of Minor Leagues He was also known as the father of the Mississippi Val ley league which became defunct in 1932 He was born in Rock Island in 1863 AUTO ACCIDENTS KILL 6 IN STATE Number of Lives Lost on Iowa Highways During 1937 Reaches 20 DES MOINES lowans fell victim to automobile accidents during the last week while four perished in fires and four others were killed in coasting accidents A mule kicked another to death and injuries suffered in a fall last November ended the life of an el derly woman The highway fatalities brought to 20 the number of lives lost in traffic accidents so far this year Three were killed over the weekend They were Carl Stanek 37 of Fort Dodge William A Val entine 55 of Des Moines and Kenneth M Benton 25 of Cedar Falls Stanek died when the car in which lie was riding crashed into the rear of a truck south of Fort Dodge C A Garlock Jr 19 son of Mayor and Mrs C A Garlock of Fort Dodge Lucille Becher 17 of Fort Dodge and Melvin Rob ertson 19 of Fort Dodge suffered evere injuries Charles CHyan Dies Valentine was struck by an au omobile and hurled before a streetcar at Des Moines Benton died in a cartruck collision William Marlow 53 died at Charles City afterhe was struck by two cars as he stepped from Look for Hospital but Find Victim of Mishap Already Dead DES MOINES Portland Ore automobile dealer and his wife drove into DCS Moines look ing for a hospital Sunday night but they ended up at the police station with a corpse How long they drove with the body of J P Halldorson 39 a Portland druggist in the back seat of their automobile Mr and Mrs Coll V Musgrave didnt know He was alive when they left Lowden Sunday and at Cedar Rapids insisted that they take him on to the veterans hospital in Des Moines they said Somewhere out of Cedar Rapids he died of a fractured skull suf fered in an automobile collision near Lowden Saturday night He was helping us drive two new cars back to Portland from Detroit Musgrave told police East of Lowden the car he was driving skidded in front of an other car He got a bad bump on the head and my wife who was riding with him suffered cuts on her knee and ankle SPANISH WAR IS HALF YEAR OLD Fascists Claim Capture of Marbella Gateway to Malaga Port By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Peacemakers struggled in new but still trying circumstances to keep Spains civil war isolated half year point of conflict Battle between fascist insur gents and a socialist government raged on from Madrid to the Mediterraneans two coasts The international noninterven tion committee considered a re vived scheme to blockade Spain with neutral shore observers and a six power warship patrol of peace Russia Formally Opposed But soviet Russia formally op posed any noninvention action that was not collective and Ger many and Italy on the other side gave the same impression by their silence The fascist powers did how ever indicate their desires for a new Locarno accord with Britain France and Belgium to preserve the territorial status quo of Europe But that would isolate Russia Frances ally Fascists began the seventh month of war by claiming capture of Marbella gateway to the gov ernment port of Malaga on the south Mediterranean coast One of their ships tried an attack on Barcelona on the east shore but was driven away by coastal bat Sterling Groceries and Meat Markets No 1 No 2 No 3 No 4 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Rightto Limit We Deliver Orders MEAT DEPARTMENT When you wait until the last minute fo think of some thing to of the choice Sterling Minute Steaks BEEF BOIL Pound lOc VEAL STEW Pound lOc Beef Rump Roast Ib teries Bombard Madrid Anew The insurgents outside Madrid bombarded the city anew but some of their number were trapped in a dynamited building at the capitals edge At Valencia the Spanish gov ernment sought means to increase needed imports Russias officiallyinspired press charged Germany with trying to make Czechoslovakia a second Spain by spreading tales of sovi1 etizalion of the intervening re public Authoritarian Greece borrowed millions from the nazi reich for rearmament Spencer Fourth to Die as Result of Crash of Airliner LOS ANGELES Earl E Seek Repeal of Basic Sciences Law of Iowa DES MOINES Chiro practic Society of Iowa and its laymens auxiliary launched a campaign Monday seeking repeal of the Iowa basic sciences law by the present legislature The campaign was mapped out at a meeting here Sunday and in volves formation of a central group which will urge laymen throughout Iowa to petition their representatives and senators for repeal Spencer of Chicago died Monday the fourth fatality resulting from the forced landing of a Salt Lake Los Angeles air transport near here last Tuesday The other victims were Martin Johnson famed explorer James A Braden Cleveland manufac turer and A L Loomis Omaha investment banker The latter died Sunday Girl Badly Injured IOWA CITY her 1 and fairness We can talce the fact that the same devotion to truth and fairness that guided the GlobeGazette has will control the publicity that will be broadcast from KGLO This sta tion I confidently predict will serve its listeners with a whole some regard of its obligations as a news dispensing agency I congratulate Mr Loomis and his associates on this day which marks the successful culmination BufferMokes All Foods effer milestone in the history of this community I believe that Mason City is destined to go forward to new and even greater accomplish ments It is our belief and hope that KGLO will play as large and active part in the progress that i to come as its parent institution the GlobeGazette has played in the events that have marked the past three decades Extends Congratulations Representing four other Iowa dailies I am sure that I may speak in behalf of the daily press of the state in extending to Mason City and North Iowa our congratula tions upon the inauguration of their own radio station Inthe past few years we have entered the radio business in con nection with our newspapers It is several years since Mr Loomis first spoke to me about a station for Mason City to which I finally gave myconsent Today you have the finished product of his dream which I feel sure will be of increased usefulness to the people of this area I congratulate the staff of the GlobeGazette and KGLO the fine mechanical equipment of this new station and I congratu late Mr Loomis on behalf of our entire organization onMhe success he has achieved in Mason City Brings Greetings It is with great pleasure that I bring to this new audience of KGLO the greetings and congrat ulations of the Central States Broadcasting system owners and operators of KFAB Lincolnand Omaha Nebr KOIL Omaha and Council Bluffs and KFOH Lin coln said Mr Throop The establishment of a station of the size and the character of KGLO is an important event in the progress and history of north ern Iowa We have come a long way in radio We all can remem ber when it was in its experimen tal stage and with home made sets and ear phones we endeav ored to pick up programs from a great distance Today this station equipped with the most modern machinery known to the radio world is pre pared to bring to the people of Mason City and surrounding ter ritory the best of programs Aside from its commercial value it is a distinct step in progressiveness in contributing to the aesthetic and the culture of the people of north ern Iowa We are only too glad to adc his own sfalled automobile Joe McNeil 50 Oskaloosa WPA worker was killed when the truck in which he was riding side swiped another truck Six other WPA workers were injured The fire victims were George 4 and Mary Ann 2 children oi Mr and Mrs Sam Tusing of Al bia and Mrs William Schuck Drunken Driver Gets Year CRESTON George A Johnston sentenced John Cree of Creston to a yearin Fort Madi son penitentiary after he pleaded guilty to driving an automobile while intoxicated parents Dr and Mrs N G Al cock visited in Florida Jane AI cock 12 suffered a fractured arm fractured leg and possible inter nal injuries while tobogganing here Royal farm woman and hei daughter Janet 2 Burned to Death The Tusing children burned to death in a fire which destroyed the Tusing cottage Mrs Schuck and her daughter were fatally burned in an explosion at the Schuck home The coasting victims were John Boyd Hanes 14 Burling ton Stanley Wingert 9 Dubuque Velma Wiebold IB Blairstown andErnest Dorsey 19 Anita James Banks 55 Wapello farm hand was the victim of a mules kick Mrs Emma Brazalle of Center ville died of injuries suffered last November when she fell down a flight of stairs Henry Hillard 55 died Monday morning in a hospital of injuries inflicted Sunday night when he was struck by an automobile driven by Mayne Disney 28 Hil lard was crossing a street when the accident occurred Iowa Officer Honored DES MOINES S Glad stone state investigation bureau fingerprint expert received no tice Monday he has been named vice president for Iowa of the In ternational Identification associa tion Virtue is like a new car After you get one dent in the fender a few more dont seem to Fountain Inn S Car Tribune ONE CENT A DAY PAYS UP TO A MONTH The Postal Life Casualty In surance Co 1054R Postal Life Bldg Kansas City Mo is offer ing a new accident policy that pays up to a month for 24 months for total disability and up to for less than lc a a year More than 200000 have already bought this policy Men women and children eligible Send no money Simply send name address age beneficiarys name and relation ship and they will send this policy on 10 days FREE inspection No medical examination is required No agent will call This offer is limited so write the compary to day Tune In cm the Postal Jarly Sal WHO p in p m 400 Ask to Look at Worth of Loot DES MOINES seems omebody his been prowling louses in DCS Moines I A least police received tele phone calls from 400 residents here asking to see the 53000 worth of jewelry clothing and other articles they recovered aft er they arrested Edwin L King 42 unemployed father of four daughters and reported he con fessed entering 30 or 40 homes in the last few months Elkader Association Membership Grows ELKADER Elkader Production Credit association re ported that its membership in increased from 88 to 117 during the last year while loans increased from to 5101371 and the total capital from S108330 lo S124305 The association provides farmers with credit in six north eastern Iowa counties BUY PURS where your good will and continued patronage are valued above your immediate purchase The collection of Furs in this sale is of infinite variety and very beauti ful FUR SALE DRASTIC REDUCTIONS Some outstanding values Include Northern Seal 5950 Northern Seal Fitch 6950 Fitch Coal 16950 Laskin Lamb 3000 Broadtail 4900 Mendoza Beavers 5950 Grey Kid 7450 Ariana Otter 125 up Open Evenings by Payments PHONE 788 Swift RHcRS J CLEANiEBlS LAUNID1ERHEIRS Sterling Choice MINUTE STEAKS Ib Pork HEARTS Pound lOc Pork LIVER Pound lOe I QA Beef Chuck 15C Roast Ib Hamburger AII Meat Ib Lean Pork Steak Ib FRUIT DEPARTMENT Everything in the Fruit and Vegetable Line LETTUCE Head 5c CELERY Stalk 15c I Tangerines 2 dozen GRAPEFRUIT 12f0r29c New Cabbage Pound 5c ORANGES 2 dozen 35c 3Sc Sweet Potatoes 4 Ibs Apples Winesap Fancy bushel Apples Jonathans Fancy box Man Grape Juice pt 25c Ketchup Lge 2 for 25c P G SOAP Giant Bars 5 bars for With Any Purchase Monarch KRAUT JUICE can 15c Monarch Grapefruit Juice No 2 Can 2 for Sterling Hard Candy 3 Ibs Monarch Tomato Juice 3 cans Brooms Extra Good VINEGAR Large I Bottle lOc 6 Kirks Hardwater SOAP bars 25c Iowa PANCAKE FLOUR 5lb pkg 25c LABOR STRIKES Labor has a perfect right fo strike When a man works full time and is honest and cannot pay his bills it is timethat he was doing something about it Who ran the wages down in this country You know as well as I men that are getting from to 000 a year in salary Give the laborer good wages and the farmer will get good prices for his produce I think that the laborer and the farmer demonstrated lost No vember that they mean business LUKE B MILLER Mon Diced Beets lOc Mon Diced Carrots lOc FOLGERS COFFEE 1 Pound Can 2Pound Can 56c Monarch Hominy lOc Yacht Club Jelly jar lOc Sardines Large Oval Can Monarch Chili Sauce Large Bottle Monarch Yacht Club Tuna can Monarch Golden Bantam Corn can Castle TEA Pkg17c Libbys Dill PICKLES Lge Jar 17c MACARONI or SPAGHETTI Package De Grawi Buckwheat FLOUR 5lb Pkg 29c Millers Rice Pops Ige pkg Monarch Food of Wheat Ige pkg Puffetts giant pkg Monarch Wheat Hearts pkg Scot Towels 2 Rolls 25c 300 Towels Chase Sanborn DATED COFFEE Pound L Package B1SQU1CK Large Package 33c Van Camps Red Kidney Beans giant can Van Camps Vegetable Soup giant can iOe Von Camps Spaghetti giant can Van Camps Tomato Soup giantcan m 11 ill MR FARMER BRING US YOUR EGGS CASH OR TRADE ANY OF THE 4 STORES ;