Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 106
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 106

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 • 1936 1Q—^Sec A MASUIN Uli I IjljUPJli-vjA^rjJ. i&, vu\jwi.iju^ uj. ^m •*""" _^ t _ Recovery, Weather, AAA Decision and "Soil Saving" |936_Highlights *_ __ . ——-— — —— ~ ~ " nrTinillfl f*T iTr chose to run for congress and T as KIWI'S [|RHFP«^* ' """ *2VS?%S X= Addition Increases Mason City Millwork Capacity RETIRING STATE gSfSH^U IOWA'S FARMERS MET NUMEROUS PROBLEMS IN '36 , Iowa cash farm income moved ; up another rung on the ladder of I recovery from the low of 1932. Iowa extension economists gave the following figures for cash I farm income for each of the last \ five vears: i 1931—$392,000,000; 1932—$277,'• 000 000; 1933—$308,000,000; 1934 n r A • i. > —423.000,000; 1935—$467,000,000, ranorama ot Agriculturej and 1936 (estimated)—$500,000,- — " " ooo. This year's farm income resulted from general.improvement in the prices of crops and livestock rather than being bolstered by huge payments as in the last two years. The United States supreme court's decision handed down on Jan. 6 invalidated the AAA's crop control programs and left Iowa farmers wondering whicli way- to turn. The 500 county corn-hog committeemen at Ames that day long will remember the occasion. Claude Wickard was there giving the county committcemen and county agents details of the 1936 corn-hog program. Join New Program. All nervously awaited the court's decision while Wickard joked and stalled for time Into the meeting came L. R. Combs, Iowa extension editor, with the tele- Is Sharply Outlined in Year's Survey. DES MOINES, (VP) — Continued recovery, the weather, the supreme court's AAA decision and the spread of "soil-saving" consciousness stood sharply outlined in the 1936 panorama of Iowa agriculture. Through January and February, when huge snowdrifts and record below-zero weather practically isolated thousands of Iowa farm families, stock feeding and water- ins was no minor problem. Then there were the blistering months of July and August in •vvnich Iowa's 10 V 2 million acres of corn fought desperately against the choking fingers o£ intense heat and prolonged drought. Cornstalk leaves cr.rled up each morning to thwart the bake-oven effect of the sun and unfurled each night to rest 'or the next day's attack. Best in Nation. And in spite of all the disheartening treatment. Iowa corn came through with half a crop to retain For example, the 1,600 members of the county agricultural planning committees recommended io the federal agricultural department that, in order to maintain and conserve the fertility of Iowa soil, corn acreage should be cut 15 per cent from the 1929 level and small grain acreage reduced four per cent. The state report also suggested a 54 per cent increase in Iowa hay tonnage and a nine per cent increase in pasture acreage. Other Iowa agriculture happenings and developments in 1936 included: Thirty-eight year old Carl Carlson of Audubon, Iowa, as his younger brother, Elmer, did the year before, won the state and national cornhusking championships. Charles Hearst Dies. Charles E. Hearst, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation and vice president of the national federation, died at his Cedar Falls home. Milo Reno, Farm Holiday group leader, died in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Co-operating with the rural electrification administration, groups of farmers throughout the state formed co-operatives and took active steps to electrify rural Iowa. The soil conservation service HAPPY NEW YEAR! • START THIS New Year Out with BETTER MILK PHONE 151 1 BAUER'S DAIRY ton editor, with the tele- } ti iti in Iowa were cxpand ed gram. Everybody tensed and sat , installation of addi- silently. Wickard read the note. > « erative watershed The quiet continued. , I demonstration! areas. Finally Wickard asked. Who, The Benton county Farm Bu _ wants to laugh now? The crowd | ^^ won national recognition for having the championship county farm bureau program and the outstanding membership program in the country. New Groups Formed. Three new farm business associations were formed by farmers roared, broke up the meeting and disappointedly left for home. But the federal agriculture department came out with an agriculture conservation program before the spring planting season. Iowa farmers and others in the corn-belt whole heartedly joined in the new program which officials estimate will pay co-operating Iowa farmers more than $30,000,000. And Iowa farmers, as well as those throughout the Corn-Belt endorsed the new deal's "planned agriculture" programs in the Nov. 3 election. Huge Soil Losses. Through the combined efforts of the agricultural conservation program, the soil conservation service, the Iowa State college extension service, farm organizations and other agencies. Iowa farmers became more aware of the huge soil losses occurring on their land i and the necessity for taking steps to prevent xvind and water erosion. BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY 1937 We thank you for your patronage during the post year, and will earnestly strive to merit your support in 1937. Boomhower Hardware 113 NORTH FEDERAL PHONE 142 With Best Wishes... VERN MOTT, Mer. FOR A VERY, VERY, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL . . . Let us supply you with Quality Coal that will really keep you warm. CONSOLIDATED COAL CO. PHONE 1176 in co-operation with the Iowa extension service. The West Branch Future Farmers of America team won the national livestock judging championship at Kansas City. Guy Coulter of Conrad, raised corn which yielded 103 bushels to the acre. J. F. Mommsen and Son of Miles, won the carlot steer feeding championship of North America for the second time in five years. Ralph Drake of Palo, exhibited the grand champion 4-H baby beef calf at the state fair, and Cleo Yoder, of Wellman, finished the same calf which won the grand championship at the Great Western livestock show at Los Angeles. Land Values Rise. Land values tended upward. Aerial photography was used In measuring fields and cbeckine compliance under the 1936 farm program. The American Soybean association's annual convention was held in Iowa. Farm groups and governmental agencies took steps to begin to solve the problem of farm tenancy. Local credit agencies provided RETIRING STATE OFFICERS PACK Move Out of Statehouse to Make Room for Newly Elected Officials. DES MOINES, tfP) — Retiring j state officers packed up at the statehouse Wednesday and Thursday to make way for newly elected officials. Edward L. O'Connor, who was an Iowa City attorney when he was first elected attorney general in 1932, arranged to have his personal belongings moved from the attorney general's office to a Southern Surety building suite, where he will open law offices. O'Connor, who was not a candidate for re-election, said he and his family would remain in Des Moines permanently. Most of his aides were moving out, since Attorney General-Elect John Mitchell has appointed an almost entirely new staff of assistants. Murray Moves Out. In the agriculture secretary's department, Ray Murray. chose to run for congress and was defeated, and H. C. • Aaberg, his assistant who failed to gain the democratic nomination to succeed Murray, made way for Thomas L. Curran of Ottumwa, secretary- elect, and Homer Hush of Essex, named by Curran to succeed Aaberg. Murray said he would return to his farm near Buffalo Center and "just be a farmer." Alien Takes Over. In the state bureau of investigation, staie agents and other em- ployes made ready for W. W. Akers to take over as bureau chief. Mitchell, Curran and Edward A. Sager of Waverly, newly elected supreme court justice, are scheduled to take their oaths of office Saturday. Sager, a democrat, will succeed Justice E. G. Albert of Jefferson, last republican on the Iowa supreme court bench. With the exception of Mitchell, Curran and Sager and all other state officials taking office Jan. 1 were re-elected or held over. There has been no violence in the Illinois glass company strike. Apparently, people who work m glass factories don't throw stones. —Boston Transcript. GUN EQUIPMENT SENT TO EVERY STATE IN credit more freely to farmers in the state. . Hybrid corn demonstrated its ability to withstand the drought's Custom Gun Work Done at Decker Bros. Sporting Goods. Store. Among the activities connected with the Decker Brothers Sporting Goods store at 209 North Federal avenue are a skeet and trap shoot field one mile west of Mason City and a gun shop in the rear of the sporting goods store. In this gun shop, custom gun work is done and consists of remodeling work on weapons, including reblueing, restocking and a complete rebuilding job on guns. Work; there has resulted in the invention of an improved trigger mechanism for automatic pistols. These mechanisms have been sold and installed in guns throughout the country- A sling keeper for target shooting has been developed. This keeper prevents the sling from slipping from the biceps of the marksman. Keepers have been sent to every state in the nation, to Canada and to Hawaii. | 75 Foot Rifle Ranjre. | „„„.„ , In the store's basement i? a 75 j onslaught more than open pollin- j foot rifle range for testing and j a!.cd varieties in many sections of! targeting of customer's guns. A' 1 bench rest where the rifle can be shot and tested for accuracy is part of the equipment. The bench the state. Hybrid seed corn went up to as high as S14 a bushel. . The state farm bureau reported increased membership and th.e grange expanded in eastern Iowa. The National Farm Union convention was held in Des Moines. TWO INDICTED AT DES MOINES rest is said by some gun experts to be even more accurate than a machine rest. During the winter ot 1935-36 more than 10.000 rounds of ammunition were fired in the testing of ammunition and guns. Guns have been shipped to such distant points as Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Ore:, and South Haven, Mich. This is but part of the Decker Brothers trade, however, for the firm is also complete athletic outfitters. It has salesmen Gordon Beer Distributor, j who contact 125 towns in North Iowa and southern Minnesota with line of equipment. •* With the addition, pictured at* the left, the Mason City millwork company has increased its capacity a third. The company, which has enjoyed a large volume of business since early summer, is looking forward to greater total In 1937. Besides the addition for enlarged manufacturing facilities, a new office building has been built. (Photo by Lock, Kayenay Engraving) Company in 25th Year of Service Special significance is given to the Mason City Millwork company's silver anniversary this year by the fact that an extensive expansion program has been completed. Extra facilities and capacity to serve the trade better are provided by the new addition to | the plant. I The company, which was incor- ; porated 25 years ago has extended i the main building, at 318 Mon- j roe avenue southwest, 20 feet to j the west. This addition, which is 88 feet long, is two stories in height. Shipping space and machinery is provided on the first floor by this addition while on the second is the cabinet department and smaller type of machinery. Capacity Third Greater. Along the Fourth street front an office building two stories high and 24 by 50 feet has been constructed. The additions are of brick construction. The company, which Has a third greater capacity than formerly, is employing more men, contributing its part to increasing purchasing power in Mason City. That the manufactured products have been sold over a wide area is indicated by the records of the past year. During the past year, the company has produced millwork for Miller Appointed to Tax Appeals Board WASHINGTON, (ff) — Justin Miller, former dean of the law school at Duke university, was named by President Roosevelt to be a member of the board of tax appeals. Miller now is a special assistant to Attorney General Cummings. Life's hardest ups and downs are keeping up appearances and keeping down expenses.—Los An- Times, THANKS for § Your Kind * Patronage | in 1936 I We Will Be Pleased to Serve You in 1937. CASEY DRUG CO. 335 South Federal B Our Sincere BEST WISHES For a Happy and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR • S. and R. CHEVROLET CO. NORTH IOWA'S LEADING AUTOMOBILE DEALER Chevrolet Sales and Service 18 South Washington and Springer Accused of Extortion. DES MOINES, (/P)—The Polk county grand jury indicted CUE Gordon, Des Moines beer distributor, and Bert Springer, on conspiracy and extortion charges, the first indictments returned as a result of an inquiry into "pro- lection rackets" here. Attached to the indictments were transcripts of testimony taken by the grand jury from several beer retailers who testified they were promised protection from police raids if they handled the brand of beer distributed by Gordon. Springer, secretary of the home owned Business Association .of Des Moines, formerly was a salesman for Gordon's beer distributing company. Named in Indictment. Gordon and Springer were indicted jointly for conspiring to restrain free trade. They also were named jointly in an extortion indictment accusing them of making malicious threats. Investigation of reputed "payoff rackets" was precipitated by Hal Bronson, former burlesque theater manager, who charged that a public safety department official attempted to "shake him down" for campaign contributions. The city council made a special investigation of Bronson's accusation through the city solicitor and cleared the safety department official. A week after Bronson made his charge, city vice squad detectives raided his theater, arrested a strip dancer for indecent exposure, and Bronson and the troupe director for presenting an indcrent performance. The dancer and troupe director pleaded guilty, paid fines. Investigation of Rackets. Meanwhile, the grand jury started an investigation of reported liquor and gambling protection rackets. After hearing witnesses, it ignored Bronson'i charge and a complete line of . Supplies have been sold to many independent, high school, junior college and college athletic teams. Repairs Basketballs. The store also has a complete setup for sewing and furnishing of felt monograms and lettering on sweaters. During the cage season as many as IS basketballs arc somctimrs brought to the store drily to be relaccd and rcsewcd. Sample baseball equipment recently was received by the store and the complete supply of baseball goods will probably arrive in February. Goldsmith, Spalding and Rawlings baseball equipment is carried. The store wholesales fishing tackle, guns and ammunition, rifle telescopes and almost every other type of athletic supply. Farm Home Is Set Afire by Lightning GRUNDY CENTER, W 3 )—Lightning set fire to the K. S. Plager farm home near here Wednesday. Although the house filled with smoke, Grundy Center firemen had difficulty in locating the blaze, which was between the walls. Only Way. A preacher in upstate New York shot a wildcat. It's the only way. You can't convert them.—San Francisco Chronicle. also failed to report an indictment against the theater manager on the morals charge placed against him. During the inquiry Kenneth Sonderleiter, another beer distributor here, claimed that Gordon was trying to monopolize the city's beer business. Gordon denied this and also that he contributed heavily to campaign funds of present city council members. He admitted, however, that he had contributed "not more than $200 each to lour members of the council." a large number of buildings and supplied the lumber trade with sash, doors, interior finish, cupboards, fixtures, etc., in Mason City and over a territory 75 to 100 miles in radius from our city. Work Is Listed. During the early summer season), hundreds of cooling tanks were made for the Iowa State Brand creameries, Inc. Millwork was furnished for many of the school buildings erected under PWA, the more prominent being Thornton. Clear m ' c Lake and Mason Township school. Of the more recent, projects and which indicate the class of work handled by the Mason City Millwork company are the new city hall with high grade quarter sawed white oak woodwork. The M. D. Judd residence built as a demonstration house, displays excellent stair work and cabinet work and other high grade millwork. Supplied for Residences. Modern wood work has also been supplied for many other residences, among them being the new Birdsall home and C. J. Casey residence, both on North Jefferson, the colonial residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Klath on West State, the R. W. Mellem house occupied by City Manager T. J. Barclay, the Virgil Allen residence, the McGuire and Wright apartments and many others. Out of town buildings for which millwork^-was manufactured and furnished are- the Kiester First National bank, opera house and clinic building at Emmetsburg, clinic building at Estherville, various residences in Algona, Garner, Forest City, Clear Lake and numerous other places. Truck Speeds Down Track Ahead of Train PELLA, (#)—When Charles Mulvaney, Canton, Mo., saw that he couldn't stop his truck in time to avoid an oncoming train he decided to outrun it. Turning on to the track, Mulvaney kept ahead of the train until the engineer stopped it. Then the truck overturned. Mulvaney was uninjured. TOM SUMMERHAYS CO. Packard — Hudson — Tcrraplanc Mason City's Fastest Growing Automobile Agency Celebrates Its First Anniversary in the New Location AT 120 NORTH DELAWARE AVENUE A BIGGER AND BETTER SERVICE FOR AUTOMOBILE OWNERS IN 1937 We Are Pleased to Announce Today a New Expansion _ We Have Taken Over the Super Service Station at 17 Second Street N. E. — Adjoining Our Garage and Are Modernly Equipped to Handle All of Your Lubrication Needs in the Most Up-to-Date Manner We Extend Our Sincere Wishes That 1937 Will Be a Year of Happiness and Good Things For You TOM SUMMERHAYS CO. 120 North Delaware Ave. Phone 1212 for Service

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