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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1929, Mason City, Iowa J92i Jgj If I MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE iiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiu A WEEKLY Page Devoted to f Community Interests That i Make for a Bigger and Better MASON CITY jfuiuiiuuiiuumiiiimiiimiimiiiiimimjiiiimiiiimiiiit TOWN Can Be No Greater 5 tL Than Its Integral Parts I Mason City to Be Great Must Have 5 Good Unselfish Citizens BE ONE ftmmmtimillllfimuilfllllllllllilllllllltlimilllUmmilK THE CITY WE LIVE INI Commercial Printing of All Kinds Republican Printing Co 119 Bast State St Phone Z7 Coal and Furnaces All Makes of Furnaces Repaired KELROY FUEL FURNACE CO Phone 441 147 4th St S W It Pays to Modernize Your Plumbing and Heating HUGHES PLUMBING AND HEATING Have Us Do Your Repair Work Our Work is Guaranteed PHONE 487 403 SO MADISON AVE R More to Eat Less to Spend THE LIBERTY GROCERY jj PHONE 35B duality and Service Guaranteed 407 NO FEDERAL REPAIRS OF ALL KINDS Maslcs Instrument Phonographs Sairing Machines Electrical House hold Appliances and nearly everything that Is out of order 40 No Federal Maynards Repair Shop PhOTIC 132 FRANK Tailoring Imported and Domestic to Fit Phone 409 304 S Federal Loans Insurance CIVIL WAR PRICE STUDY GIVEN IN EARLY DAY ISSUE Butter Was 15 Cents a Pound and Wheat a Bushel The following is an article appearing ig the GlobeGazette 20 years ago giving a compari son of prices then with those of Civil war times A comparison of the prices of commodities usually considered in common use in Mason City at the present time arid during the war time will make interesting reading According to an old price list of ar ticles purchased in Mason City dur ing the days of the Civil war and for what the same articles can be purchased today gives the balance slightly in favor of wartime prices Someone has been investigating what it costs in these days of piping peace to live and what it did cost the fathers when every article was high because of the stress of war In a list of 15 articles only five are lower now than they were in 1854 These articles are sugar coffee salt hay coal oil and possibly oats and wheat tho up until within the last few days these grains have been much higher than the prices given in the wartime list Such commodities as rice flour corn butter eggs whisky and chickens are higher a dozen for fowls in war time compared to 50 cents each now is something of a rise Flour by the barrel according to the wartime price was per barrel while it now sells at Eaggs in war time were six cents per dozen while now they are worth at least 22 cents Butter was 15 cents per pound when Lee surrendered but it would be a poor quality that would not sell for 25 cents today The com parative price list is as follows 1864 1009 Sugar pound S 06I Coffee pound Saltbarrel Rice pound Flour barrel Corn bushel Oats bushel Butter pound Hay ton Eggs dozen Whisky gallon Coal oil gallon Wheat bushel MEET CHARLES B SAVAGE w Has Operated Paint and Wall Paper Business 43 Years First Telephone Exchange Installed in His Store in 1884 1st NaLl Bank Bide C E Brooks Co Phone 2 an 32 300 09 650 25 48 15 800 06 43 60 125 Rye bushel 60 Chickens dozen 100 25 140 10 660 67 41 25 600 22 350 15 115 70 600 With a record of more than 43 years spent in the business of wall paper paints art works and picture framing Charles B Savage veteran Mason City merchant has already spent considerably more than a of his life at his work It is the belief of many of the old timers here that Mr Savage holds the record for the longest time in one business of any other merchant in the city They are fairly certain that he Is not only one of the vet eran merchants of the community but that he has been in the paint wall paper and art business longer than any man in North Iowa if not the state Early Member of K C Mr Savage is also one of the earliest members of the local Knights of Columbus lodge having been active In that organisation for 40 years He is a member of the Woodmen of the world lodge Mr Savage was born Dec 14 1858 on a farm near Montreal Canada He received his education there and at the age of 17 migrated to the United States He came to Rockford 111 where he experienced his first work in the paint and wall paper trade After remaining in that city for some time during which he was employed at contract work he came to Hampton to work on the Beede hotel then under construc tion and now known as the Frank lin apartments Came Here in 1883 The work on the Hampton hotel was soon completed and Mr Savage came to Mason City in 1883 Not ong after this he bought a small paint and wall paper store in the old City National Bank building which has been replaced by the Yel land and Hanes Book store The space originally occupied by the Savage store was 20 by 30 feet Sadie Rclneke sisterinlaw of Mr Savage clerked in the store and op erated the telephone switchboard Miss Reineke worked in the tele phone office after its transfer to the I O O F building and re mained with the company as chief operator for more than 18 years The growth of the telephone sys AIRPLANE FLIGHT FROM CLEAR LAKE TO M UN 1913 Clippings From 1913 Globe Gazette Tell Story of Sensational Act With passenger airplanes making stops at the Mason City airport and business men making almost daily use of air travel when speed is de sired persons have come to take the I modern conveyance pretty much for v j granted Evidence that there was no such matter of fact regard for Hying here 16 years ago Is shown in a Tune 1913 issue of the GlobeGa zette The story was called to the attention of the GlobeGazette by i I Wayne George of the Black Hills college of aviation at Rapid City S j Dak and refers to a flight made j from Clear Lako to Mason City in i 1813 hy Floyd E Barlow who wag I formerly of Clear Lake and is now instructor of flying at the Black Hills college j May Come Baok Mr Barlow declares that he In tends to fly back and visit old ac rHOTO BY KIRK I quaintances here and at Clear Lake when he has time For The Best Lunch You Ever A Maid Rite Hamburg MAIDRITE HAMBURG CO HI WEST STATE MASON CITY MEAT CO KENT HAYDEN Proprietors Phone 129 We Deliver 212 N Fed Ave DRY SCOTCH TYPE GINGER ALE Mason City Bottling Co DISTRIBUTORS YOU CAN ALMOST TELL A WHO HAD HIS SHOES RE NEWED HERE YOU LOOK AT HIS SHOES AND THEY LOOK LIKE NEW Goodyear Shoe Repair Phons 1328 27 1st S B NEW AUTOMOBILES REGISTERED HERE DURING PAST WEEK CHARLES B SAVAGE tern in Mason City holds a special interest for Mr Savage because it was in his store that the first tele phone switchboard in the city was installed At that time there were two patrons of the company the Steward Brothers grocery store and the First National Bank In One Place 14 Years The exchange was maintained in the Savage store for 18 years being installed In 1884 during which time night operator was added The company then moved its quarters to the I O O F building across the street and continued to expand The store operated by Mr Savage has been in Its present location 12 South Delaware avenue for 14 years Mr Savage was married March 31 1881 to Mss Elizabeth Reineke atFreeport 111 They reside at 716 North Federal avenue Fishing and hunting are the sports in which Mr Savage takes special interest He has been an en thusiaistic hunter for many years Fostered by Outdoor Life Department of Womans Club You Can Whip Our Cream But You Cant Beat Our Milk HARTMANS DAIRY Phone 950 F PERFUMES O S T E R DRUG STORE S 101 30UTH FEDERAL PHONE 97 FYREBROP GASOLINE STATIONS Clear Lake Dougherty Burchinal Hurley Rock Falls Cartersville Mason City Farmers CoOperative Gas Oil Co 215 6th ST S W THE TIRE Goes A Long Ways to Make Friends MULLIGAN SONS Phone 113 West State St coupe Main Street garage Clear Lake sedan Howard O Young Thornton coach L B Baton 807 North Pennsylvania ave nue tudor G A Eddy Swaledale fordor Leon F Bell 517 South Van Buren avenue sedan Ralph Lloyd Jones 1104 Second street southwest coach Frank V Brose 107 First street southeast M9901 Chevrolet coupe S J Pet erson 18 South Washington ave nue tudor Bernard Crowley 911 Carolina Place south east M9903 Ford tudor Vern Wc Clintock 322 Seventh street soutn east town sedan Gran ville A Carson 902 North Monroe place coach D P Tier ney 304 Eighth street southeast tudor J E Mar tin 117 South Monroe avenue sedan C W Files R F D No 3 sedan Roy Goetzke Meservey sedan J F Charts worth Clear Lake roadster Leland Johannesen Clear Lake ludor James F Clabby 715 North Delaware avenue Whippet Mary L Adams 201 South Vermont ave nue coupe W C Chappell M B A building sedan George Barlos 15 Lehigh row tudor Farley Loetscher company 131 Tenth street northwest M9922 Ford coupe James Gaughen 124 South Delaware avenue fordor P G and company Mason City sedan A L Frederick Plymouth tudor James A Kaye 213 Fifth street southeast bus coupe Lee P Loomis 320 First street southeast sedan Grace K Blythe 431 First street southeast sedan T C Ryan Dougherty C U Baxter 403 South Federal avenue VV Buche 1026 North Jefferson avenue Legend of the Milky Way On a summers night in the dark of the moon and away from the dust and diffused light of the city the Milky Way that band of soft light extending at this time of year from the southeast to the northeast horizon exercises a pe culiar fascination The telescope tells us that it is composed of myriads of stars so distant that it takes thousands of years for their light to reach us but aa we look up at it with the naked eye imag ination makes us more sympathetic In feeling with the early primitive peoples all of whom had legends about it In most of the legends It figures as a pathway over which either the gods or the spirits of the departed walked to celestial re gions The American Indians saw it as a glow from campfires lighting the ivay of warriors to the Happy Hunt ing grounds The Greek legends connected it with the story of Phaeton and his runaway when he tried to drive Apollos chariot of the sun In the story the horses became frightened at the monsters of the Zodiac and ran away setting fire to the road they traversed In South Africa the Bushmen had egends similar to those our American Indians To them also it was the glowing of the campfires of spirit hunting parties Regarded As River Often the idea of a river was as soclated with the Milky Way The ihinese and Japanese saw it thus as a Celestial River in whose wave silvery fishes sport But when the new moon appears the little fishe are supposed to hide in fright as to them the crescent suggests a hook Thus they account for the Milky Way being less brilliant on moonlight nights Lafcadlo Hearn with his love of all things Japanese says eloquent ly In the silence of transparent nights before the rising of the moon the charm of the ancient tale sometimes descends upon me out of the scintlllant sky to make me for get the monstrous facts of science and the stupendous honor of space Then I no longer behold the Milky Way as that awful Ring of the Cos mos whose hundred million suns are powerless to lighten the Ahyss but as the very Amangowa Itself the River Celestial I see the thrill of its shining stream the mists that hover along ita verge and the wa ter grasses that bend in the winds of autumn White Orihime I see at her starry loom and the Ox that grazes on the farther T know that the falling dew is the spray of the Herdsmans oar Wild Rose Leadn In the national flower poll now eing conducted by the American Nature association the wild rosie a 200000 lead over the colum bine which stands in second place with 132514 votes The other can didates in order of popularity are he violet goldenrod phlox Ameri can Beauty rose daisy dogwood and mountain laurel Pennsylvania ms cast the most ballots with 3hio second and Wisconsin third The referendum ends the first of next December and unless there Is an autumn landslide for some oth cr flower the wild roae will be In all probability declared the nation al flower To those who prefer scenery to billboards comes the good news out of South Dakota that the attorney general of that state M Q Sharpe has ruled against placing billboards on the highways of his state upon the rights of way 66 feet wide dedi cated to public travel He Is also He has flown with Glen Curtis and the Wright brothers when the old type pusher plane was In use Followingis the GlobeGazette story giving a description of the now historic flight Practically all of Mason City has now seen the wonder of the ages a manbird flying thru the air circling dipping rising aucl maneuvering like the real bird vhich soars and cavorts thru the imminent with east and pleasure Floyd Barlow a young Clear jake man was the first aviator to ive Cerro Gordo county a real el ubition of n flying machine This vcek he made several successful lights over this county coming from his home at Clear Lake to Ma on City and circling about over he city and surrounding country His exhibition was most interesting and the ease and perfection with which he operates the Curtiss bi plane is a real marvel Hnvo Conquered Air For how many centuries Vmi man attempted to fly Certainly since tho creation of man this great feat has been dreamed of And it rests for the present gener cpnqucjrfJl thepractical combination and use of power aud planes by which the aviator is able to sail on the bosom of the air and propel his planes in various direc tions The people went Into ecstasies over the sensational flights marie yesterday by Aviator Floyd Barlow Soaring north from the grounds to tho cement plants the foreigner there employed viewed the sceno with amazement and a number of them dropped their picks and shov els and ran for their cottages They thot the old harry was hot after them Barlow makes another night today wind permitting Flew With Sculptor Mr Barlow who is a friend of Gutzon Borglum noted sculptor ac companied the latter on an air tour of the Black Hills of South Dakota where Gutzon Borglum is carving on Mount Rushmore a national monument of George Washington Abraham Lincoln Thorns Jeffer son and Theodore Roosevelt Mrs Borglumf Loralne Spoontz woman member of the National Commission and Walter W Travis Rapid City newspaper man were in the big ship on its air trip which was primarily for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the lo cation picked for the giant monu ment was best There Is no rival cliff that people can point to and PERMANENT Something entirely pull no pain A permanent for every texture hair MYERS BEAUTY SALON Phone 919 7 So Delaware AUTO REPAIRING AND MACHINE SHOP Starting Lighting Ignition Work Jackson Battery and Electric Service Phone 1026 OPEN SUNDAYS G37 So JacUsoti MASON CITY CUT STONE CO Bedford Stone a Specialty Fifth and Monroe N W Phone 2804 and MEATS Phone 338 622 North Monroe NOW IS THE TIME TO PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR FUTURE DELIVERY ON COAL JULV AND AUGUST KEHM COAL FEED COMPANY PHONE 566 WEST STATE there the sculptor said Plymouth Methodists to Hear Mason Citvan PLYMOUTH July 27 L R Jackson Mason City will preach at the Methodist church here Sunday morning The Rev William Gal breth is at the Methodist Epworta League institute at Clear Lake Happy thot If you get freckleu enough they merge and resemble a coat of Inn Tri mne quoted as making the following say wouldnt it have been better comment on the issue There is a more important question however which we have not yet decided Many of the signs are placed just outside the right of way upon private lands and they obstruct the vision cause drifts of snow and weeds almost as if they were six or eight inches Inside the right of way line I am satisfied that under its police powers the state could pass a law prohibiting the signs along highways where it could show actual injury to the use of the highway but would probab ly have to make compensation to the private owners Reaffirmed Stand Also at a recent meeting in Phil adelphia of the Garden club of America the more than 1200 wo men present reaffirmed their stand for billboard restriction and indors ed a pledge which declares As a practical protest against abuse of our countryside by advertising I ahall give special favor to products notadvertised on the landscape Also at the council meeting of the General Federation of Womens clubs the 2000 delegates repre senting 2000000 American women by a unanimous vote adopted the following resolution Whereas we realize the value of outdoor beauty to the people of America and believe that this beau ty is today sacrificed for advertis ing purposes Therefore Be It Re solved that we renew our protest against the use of the landscape for advertising and urge the restric tion of all outdoor advertising to commercial districts and Be It Further Resolved that we recommend that club women give consideration to those firms which DAYTON GRANITE WORKSInc Monuments and Memorials Phone 392 19212325 Third Street N E C G Dayton Pres do not desecrate the landscape with advertising Iowas Wild Life School The eleventh annual session of the Wild Life School will convene on Aug 5 at McGregor and will continue to Aug 17 The program this year is especially enticing and the list of subjects handled is so broad aa to satisfy every lover of outdoor life Geology botany arch aelogy American Indians forestry insects history conservation wild life refuge astronomy and birds are some of the subjects included It is expected that T Gilbert Pearson president of the Audubon societies will be there Capt Walter A Blair will tell of his 50 years ex perience on the Mississippi W F Dickons of the U S department of the interior who has charge of the Indians In the upper Missis sippi Valley will tell of his 30 years work among them and Major Wil liams of the U S war department will tell of his work on the Mis sissippi for the war department Thesn are special features supple menting the regular study classes There Wasnt Any Water When Noah Built the Ark BUT WE WILL NOT GUARANTEE THERE WILL BE NO COLD WEATHER FILL YOUR BIN NOW WITH HIGH TESTING COAL AND SAVE MONEY Consolidated Coal Coke Co PHONE 1176 11115 7th ST S B HOUSEHOLD GOODS P A C K 1 N G Kinhart Transfer and Storage Co Phone 418 s T 0 R A G E SHIPPING ;