Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 113
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 113

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 M 1936 Sec. B—5 Brick and Tile Company Looking Forward to Good Year in 1937 DEMONSTRATION HOME NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION Many Mason City Homes Built of Local Firm's Materials. "We are anticipating a good year in 1937," stated M. D. Judd. vice president of the Mason City Brick and Tile company. "We are of the opinion that there will be less public building but a substantial increase in residential construction and i'arm service buildings." Mr. Judd affirmed. Open for public inspection during us construction is a demonstration home being built at 1112 Second street southwest. The foundation is of beautiful tile, has a recreation room, new tile joist floors which are fireproof, soundproof, do not creak and cost little more than the ordinary frame lioor. Also in this demonstration home ivill be tile partitions, face brick and tile exterior walls and a tile roof. This home is open for public inspection at any time during construction. Many Homes Built. Many Mason City homes have been built of materials made by the Mason City Brick and Tile company. Company officials are aware of n steady increase in brick homes here, ranging from small, inexpensive bungalows to a number of large, modern homes. The price range is t'rom 82,500 to SIT.000. More brick residences have New Bank Organized in 1936 Organization of the United Home Bank and Trust company was one of the achievements of 1936. The above view, taken last week, shows the new low fype of fixtures and other modern equipment in the institution. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) been built in Mason City in 1936 than in any previous year it is believed by officials of the local firm. Noticeable also has been the increased farm improvements and other commercial, activities adding to the demand for clay products. Large Shipments Made. Among the various public works projects which the Mason City Brick and Tile company shipped materials to :he past > season in northeast Iowa. Wisconsin and company. Minnesota were the Clear Lake school, Garfield school, Mason City: Mason township school, Meservey school gymnasium, Thornton school, Iowa Falls hospital, Albert Lea, Minn., postoffice; Nashua school and Waverly courthouse. Carloads of materials have also been sent to the Parktown Housing pro.iect at Milwaukee, Wis,, among the larger projects supplied by the Mason City Brick and Tile Tines A bank holds the enviable position of enjoying more in- timate human contacts and relationships than probably any other kind of a business institution. It is quite nat- ural, therefore, that at this season of the year these hu- man relationships seem even V more valuable and richer than at any other time, and we most certainly want to ex- tend to each and every one of you and yours the sincerest greetings of the season. OFFICER; HANFORO M Chairman of the Botrd TTIU.1S G. C. BAOLEY Trcsldenl r.AKli A. PARKER Vice President ROBERT P. SMITH Vice Prfff-ideni C. HENEMAN Vice Tresiilcnt WILLIAM W. BOVIJ BARRY C. FISHER ROV H. JOHNSON' RALPH E. WILEY Cashier Asnt. Cashier Asst. Cashier A"t. C»shur First National Bank MASON CITY, IOWA Member of Federal Deposit Insuranct Corporation ALTERATIONS IN SIEG COMPANY'S SHOW INCREASE Growth in Business Evident in Automobile Paris Organization. Business during the past year at the Sieg-Mason City company, 109-111 First street southeast, has increased so that it has been found necessary to make considerable additional alterations in both, office and store room facilities, according to C. E. Leffler, vice president and manager of the company. The Sieg-Mason City company. North Iowa's largest wholesale distributors of automobile replacement parts, equipment and supplies, is one of 23 similar Sieg organizations throughout Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The Mason City branch of this organization was established June 20, 1931, at 315 South Federal avenue. A year and one-half ago it was found necessary because of increasing business to seek larger quarters and the firm moved to its | present quarters on First street southeast. Several thousand dollars was spent improving the new location to make it suitable for the Sieg-Mason City company's business, said Mr. Leffler. "We employ 18 persons, all residents of Mason City. Four are salesmen who cover 18 North Iowa counties within a radius of 75 miles of Mason City. We carry a complete stock of replacement parts for all automobiles, trucks and tractors, in addition to accessories and shop equipment, mechanics' tools and similar articles," Mr. Leffler explained. Continuing, Mr. Leffler said, , "the amount of business we do an- I nually is in excess of a quarter of I a million dollars. Our payroll is approximately $30,000 annually,'' he concluded. PRODUCTION FOR SAND, GRAVEL IN IOWA INCREASES Ideal Sand and Gravel Company Was Established Here in 1915. While the road building program has been the dominating factor in the sand and gravel industry in the state, there are numerous other uses for sand and gravel, it was pointed out by Grant McGowan, president of the Ideal Sand and Gravel company, which was established here in 1915. Among these variofl5"uses of sand are molding sand, structural sand for bridge, culvert, building and mortar mixture, paving and road sand, blasting sand, engine sand, filter sand, railroad ballast and several small miscellaneous' purposes. Increase Noted in 1935. While figures for 1936 are as yet not available, sand and gravel production in 1935 is valued at $1,756,851, representing a 26 per cent increase over 1934. The sand used for structural purposes and for road surfacing and concrete slabs had a value of $309,182 or 75 per cent of the total value of all classes of'sand but 84 per cent of the total tonnage of sand. Used Largely in Road Program. Paving and road surfacing work is the principal use of gravel. Smaller quantities are used for structural purposes, such as oridges, culverts and buildings, railroad ballast and miscellaneous uses. During 1935 the gravel used for paving and road surfacing represented $1,041,962 or 78 per cent of the total value of all gravel and 4,238,613 tons or 89 per cent of the total quantity consumed. In the five years, including 1930 to 1934, sand and gravel with a total value of 38,376,125 was produced, or a yearly average of 51,675,225. Not only does the 1935 production show an increase over the average for the last five yeurs, but it shows a 50.8 per cent in- i crease over the depression low of I $1,165,066 produced in 1933. Kow| ever, the 1935 value is only 67.6 I per cent of the all-time high of I 52,599,107 value produced in 1530. Without road building, sand and gravel production would be an industry of small significance. Mother, Son Freshmen. PULLMAN, Wash., (UP) — When Bynum Estel Brown was graduated from the Anatone, Wash., high school, his mother, Mrs. Martha Brown, also received her diploma. Now mother and son are freshmen at the State college of Washington. Mrs. Brown is enrolled in English, her son is majoring in forestry. Sea Lion Pinea Away. DENVER, Colo., (UP)—Commodore, the sea lion at City park is lonesome and lovesick. Commodore hasn't been the same since his mate, Betty, died recently. While his appetite is good, his "mental attitude 1 ' is said Jo be bad, and he has lost 25 pounds. Asparagus Mystery Rises. PASADENA, Cal, (UP)—Asparagus is getting into scientific circles along with spinach. However, the scientific mystery of asparagus, according to the California Farm Federation, is to find out why asparagus land is useless after an asparagus planting. Strawberry Plants Err. GRANDVIEW, Wash., (UP)— Ed W, Morse is wondering how his strawberry plants have mixed the seasons. Although the temperature is below freezing, strawberry plants in his garden are blooming. Leaves of the plants have become frosted. The only green on them are the tendrils and buds. Motor buses have displaced street cars in more than one-third of the cities of the United States of 10,000 or more population.— United States News. CREDIT GROUP PLANS MEETING Production Association to Hold Annual Session on Jan. 14. Stockholders of tne Mason City Production Credit association will hold their annual meeting Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Hotel Hanford, The meeting will start at 10 o'clock a. m. and adjourn at 3:30 p. m. Brede Wamstad, president, announces the order of business will include: Financial and profit and loss statement, report of the board of directors, the election of directors and discussion of future lending policies. There will be a short talk by a number of stockholders and a discussion of the Production Credit association by a rep-esen- tative of the Production Credit corporation of Omaha. Other entertainment and a dinner at noon also will be provided. The Mason City Production Credit association serves farmers in Cerro Gordo, Worth, Mitchell, Floyd. Winnebago and Hancock counties. Present directors are: Mr. Wamstad, Osage; S, Kennedy, Jr., Clear Lake; Howard Barger, Hampton; Hilman Gaarder, Kensett; and C. A. Swedburg, 'Nora Springs. Slow Driver Charred. CLEVELAND, Ohio, (UP)— Officials ordered the arrest oi Yvon Milre, 47, when he did not appear in police court to answer a charge of obstructing traffic Miire, they said, reversed the usual traffic problem by driving down Euclid avenue at 10 miles an hour drinking reflectively from a can of tomato juice. United Slates domestic scheduled air lines during October set all time monthly records for the amount of express carried and the number of miles passengers \verc flown.—United Slates News. Fine Quality Butter Mode From Selected and Sweet Cream PRINTING BUTTER IN THE MASON CITY PLANT Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc. 65 Selected Creameries Co-operating Quick on these FROSTY-WINTER MORNINGS Webster's'dictionary defines Presto as "QuickC—right now." No name could better define this high-test Winter Gasoline. Save wear and tear on nerves—and battery with Champlin Presto—THE Winter Gasoline. And for COMPLETE Winter protection, check / Champlin Winter-grade Motor Oils *f Champlin Winter-grade Chassis and Gear Lubricants / Champlin Radiator Anti-Freeze at alt. n

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