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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1928, Mason City, Iowa SECTION 1 75th ANNIVERSARY CITY GLOBEGAZETTE JUNE FIVE Herbert Quick Described Early Caucus in Poetry Old Armory Furnished Selling for Scene Portrayed by Famous Author and Former Principal o Mason Cily Schools Poem Ran in Express Republican in I KING CAUCUS I THE CALL On Saturday March 5th at At Court House City Hall being small and There will be held it Providence dont balk For this municipality A Peoples The duties there will be to nominate For Mayor of this town a candidate And also for Solicitor and Treasurer And then Assessor to be our wealth measurer Signed as committecman and call provider i Your humble iervltor C H McNider Thus read the call small thot had he who penned It How great the row would be ere they could end It How Tiffanys stout cane should wound the ceiling groans and cheers and shouts and jibes unfeeling THE ORGANIZATION The long hand touched the dials McNider rising said Please come to As quick as thot and ere the crowd could twig it Milt Tiffany exclaimed For chairman Second the then burst forth like thunder And all the Hughes men thot Sirrine put under But Charles stood firm altho n smiill and spare man And said Well read the call then choose a chairman All held their breaths to hear his voice melodious Save some who puffed at pipes most odious up spake Card experienced calm and cool I do for Chairman nominate James Second the then again outbroke As If the crowd with ono accord had spoke Then Hughes1 men thot the ways life are devious Alas that Tiffany should be so But Tiffanys bold heart did never fall Nor his the eye at a Dangers face to quail With flashing eye and doubled fist He said Upon my motion I Card waved about his head his derby hat And made his answer pertinent and fat And with his index finger out extended Some very telling points he L But ere he had the thing half argued out McNider said The chair is much in So were the crowd and mid their din and clatter Charley tried hard to solve tliis puzzling matter But as the chairmans broW with doubt grew dnrkei Forth bnlie the clarion notes of H G Parker A ring two rings two slates I here detect sir I have a plan this city to protect sir No Rule no Cliggitt here Is what we want air But some third man these schemers all to daunt sir Hardly had Parker warmed up to his work When from the door yelled Councilman ORourke This rooms too small full two hundred men Marchedup these steps and down again Belay delay how sweet tho word to him His tongue all parched and eyes fast growing dim Moistened and brightened at the welcome shout Armory means solves doubt reeking crowd Jammed In the narrow space Strove bravely hand to hand and face to face Tramping on toes and swearing for dear life They hold bold Jerrys shout and ceased from stiife When Charlie put the question Shal we gor Not one vile miscreant dared to answer No Then Armory1 was tho deafening shout And rushing helter skelter all piled out no I Lj councilmans loud i it noisy battlefield Bioke in an instant with their magic sound The speli which Charlibs limbs so long had bound Near the fair temple where Judge Ruddlck aits And hears the lawyer give each other fits Where Cleland whiles the happy hours away Dispensing justice to all such as they Who come before him properly arraigned And in our gallant Kirks good cure detained Near this fair temple as I tried But got mixed UP and lost on the way Near this the Armory is situated Unto Bellonas service dedicated Her devotees with muskets bright hers meet And loud the fifes are blown and fast the drums are beat Bellona oft to eke her income out Sublets this hall unto the folks about Here come the farmers when they go picnlckin To see their neighbors and to eat roast chicken Here Lincolns crowd of merry dancers meet chase the glowing hours with flying feet Terpsichore and Ceres thus partake To share this mercys sake sake Where am I going What I wish to state la this That caucus came at such a rate From that said Court House as aforesaid near Thatin a very short tlmethey were here The room Is spacious but the crowd was large And filled It quickly as a guns discharge And Expectation stood on tiptoe when took his place again The crowd was noisy and they made no pause Until they saw by his swittmovlns jaws That he was speaking Then came a hush As when cat treads upon cool mush But when they heard he was sustaining Card And squelching Tiffany long loud and hard Their yells arose as when the aforesaid cat Sinks in the mush and finds it hot at that Long loud and earnestly their shouts Some crazed with joy and some with rage confounded the vote the house was needs divided Before tho chairmanship could be decided Vnd then so evenly the balance stood Division didnt seem to do much good At length McNider roused himself to action And looking round with regard to faction Decided that As near as he could Rule was elected Ah then such a yell Earth shook red meteors flashed along thesKy And conscious nature shuddered at the It shuddered a less time than ordinary And Schermerhorn was then made secretary v THE Wfthln the Armoryslowroofed hall With and pitchpins wall Two marshalled hosts their banners raised Two stamping mobs tlielr leaders praised Divided on the chairmanship They stood Like greyhounds In the slip One neath the gallerys jutting height The west end held in force The other eager for the fight Were near the door ot course the west end cried The east hurled back a Hughes Both chairman Rule surveyed with pride And on the desk by rapping tried To make them abuse Jim Markley from his chair uprose And said to Rule Sir I propose That we do now a ballot take On Mayor unless I mistake nformal would be Then Tiffany secured the floor Jut at the sight there rung A horrid scream a deafening roar As the west end gave tongue Sit Shut Get and Rats These were their cries and waving hats And stamping feet showed plain That Tiffany was not the man They wished to hear again Again the chairman stopped the noise Again swelled forth the grocers voice Again gave tongue the west end boys And Tiffany subsided With gleaming eye and lifted hand The chairman once more faced that band Over wTiich he presided And shouted forth with right good will Gentlemen on the right keep Then met their eyes a beauteous sight Uprising there a gallant knight With blade unstained and armor bright Because this here was his first flight And hs unknown to fame His nostrils flared his face was white Dan Telford was his name Forth from the throng bold Daniel broke Addressed the chair and then he spoke My noble friends before we do A ballot take I do move you We do exclude from out All men not registered at Then on that of brass Loud clashed the weapons of that mass OE men and boys disfranchised sinners Who wished to vote and thus be winners Vet beautiful and bright he stood As born to rule the storm A creature of heroic blood A proud tho childlike But stop Shall Telford have his way And Markley in the Hall Ah no he struck with forceful sway Bold Telfords arguments away lis foemen sought the wall Ills dark eye blazed he shook a flag Which bore these words No trap No gag AVere here under But Telford rallying once more poured His accents forth their strength restored But louder than before they roared That burst forth again The chairman was In sheer despair He seized Tiffs cane which standing there Within his keen eyes ken Seemed to bring hope he thumped the air And then the ceiling hammered The clamor ceased the chair requested That all the west Bide be arrested If any more they clamored Constable Roberts took his post Midway among shouting host Ths howling lellotes quailed in awe Before thot slernitlyed minion ot tha Ijaw And Jim McConH Then to be beardij tfthlto p Mod Ktfayed he said jimllllMllmllllimilliHiiiiiimmimm HELPING HAND Have you had the pleasant experience of hunting all over King dom come for some thing to do You could have made good if you had just had the if someone had only encour aged and helped you a little SUCCESS If a good position were offered to you today could you accept it Could you fill it Success is largely a matter of being able to take advantage of the op portunities that are offered In the businessworld this means the ability to hold a responsible position and do the work to the satisfaction of your Stenography The Stepping Stone There is a greater demand today for stenographers than ever before Your first position is not extremely im portant as to salary The main con sideration should be whether or not there will be an opportunity to earn promotion As a stenographer you will come in contact with The Brains of the Business you have any thing to contribute you will get your chance as a stenographer earlier in your career than in any other line of business It is not too late to take up a course and make excellent progress during the SUMMER unusually interesting book entitled MOVING YOUR FUTURE This book will encourrfge you give you many new ideas and help you to understand just what a simple matter it really is to make the start on the road to SUCCESS Mason Cily Iowa Fullv accredited by the National Association of Accredited Commercial Schools Phone 945 My friends In all this crowd arrayed Beneath this Armory roof Can there be one with soul so small As to deny these fellows all A chance to give a proof Ot their devotion to the men Who brot them here It tis so then Libertys dead The countrys lost And all our dearest plans are Suddenly he ceased Is it his breath or throat falls Ah no Lew Barnards grip Is on his coat tails And while they struggled there these puffing men The regular order was resumed again Thus raged the war and many spoke Or rather they did yell And scores of verbal lances broke And larynxes as well At length with upwardthundering blows The chair caused this debate to close And Telfords motion put And when ho Siiid Such nolso arosn of sroans and wails And joyous cheers and victors shouts That all the Icicles on the spouts In all this peaceful town Loosed by the off repeated jars As if by elemental wura Crashed all in fragments down Ah Teltord how thy pulses beat With all a victors fever heat At victory and fame But tho unregistered they wore And thus put out yet my dear sir They voted just the same While thua they strove these maddened men The clock hands plodded round to ten Yet neither side could force to yield The foe who faced them in the field With howls and yells all raving mad The while no ballot could be had They fought the bloodless fray nd now some thot Is there no man o cut the knot to lead the van o clear the clouds away h yes theres one they see his Ise grandly oer the raging storrri Vith his great plan his brains on fire he mob saw shouting Dyer Doc hen In a momentary lull lis tones came forth pronounced and full move you that we do refuse o choose between Sirrine and Hughes But that we leave till the election The vexing question oC hen cheers and jeers both long and hard Vcre silenced by the voles of Card Te raised the point that Dyers motion Waa out of order Then commotion Broke forth again and many swore all tried to obtain the floor But Chairman Rule sustained Cards point And threw Docs plans all out of joint But why spin out these halting rhymes To tell how very many times This wild fitdfo sunk and rose How Charley Adams leaped upon That crowded rostrum How he on Rushed to tho deadly close How Dyers face kindled with pride Asjust behind the form most wide OC Klinefelter appears Amendment then roars Charley out And Reconsider was Klines shout All stunning to the ears How thru the wild and fearful din The voice ot Captain Smith broke In With this fierce ahout I do appeal From dictum oC the How each way then the crowd did wheel As buzzards wheel in air And Chairman Rule withfutile speech Tries this most stupid crowd to teach Whichww was east which west rraT JIow every tiuio h5Trrade It plain The blamed crowd mixed It up when was made the test How screamed he forth from lungs oerstralned The Chair decides the Chairs sus How passed Klines motion to res cind Amid a noise like raging wind How Dyer then renewed his motion Mid insult tumult and commotion How Card then giving thrust most fine Amends to nominate Sirrine By Acclamation Then how Smith Striking at Cards amendment pith Amended that and thus got even By sustaining Hughes for Stephen how on parliamentary ruling They all displayed their lack of school How CUggitt quelled and brot them under Setting them right In tones of thun der Then leaping out with raging shout Dick Montagues came rushing thru The crowd which opened wide He followed In John Cllsgltfs traclt Then with his harness on his back Plunged back into the The new Horatlus greets with joy Ills friends while Hislpo shouts How long this pandemonium relgnet1 How ears were burst and lungs wei strained And how the Armorys floor wa strained By vile tobacco juice How Move we Journ1 became th shout nd how the chair did Rule It out nd how Rev Milter gan to spout 1m Rule it aint no use ave I the floor The chair said he crowd just then sot somewhat atlller hen Miller said we adjourn he chairman then showed no concern o hold his Job Ha put It then Jnlo that crowd of wearied men And when divided stood that ganjf Without a sorrow or a pang 1 Motion he said They a shout nd once more helter skelter all i piled out LENVOY Thus they came and they went Thus they fought the fight Thus the poet sings his lay Without spleen or spite Oh for Shakespeares gentle wit Oh for pen ot Hood Then the Caucus might be As such caucus should But those fellows did not come Did not send a hand So there Is no pen bat In this whole broad land So for better or lor woree Take my feeble lay If It dbesnfsult I vow Nothing mors to say Author Bunlonless Derby OKLAHOMA capital of Andy Paynes state Is to have a bun1 ionless derby Seven pars ot twe feminine feet will tread the at a rhlronodlstsconvention Friesner 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