Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 123
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 123

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 • 1936 Sec. C--3 Increase Shown in Operations of Northwestern States Company CEMENT DEMAND MAKES FOR GAIN IN '36 BUSINESS Officers Expecting Gradual - Improvement During Coming Year. The Northwestern States Portland Cement company closes a year that brought a substantial increase in business over'lQSS and is entering the new year with the .expectation of gradual improvement in the demand for its products. Reports at the annual meeting held two weeks ago, showed the company had shipped 45 per cent more cement the past year than in 1935. This increase in demand made possible a 20 per cent step- up in operation?. The company is operating at full capacity and is hoping to continue this rate through the winter months. Operated Continuously. The Northwestern States Portland Cement company has operat ed continuously the past year ex cept for the necessary shutdown for repairs in the spring. The plant in 1936 had the largest average payroll of any time since 1930. One of the interesting features of the year's operations ivas the inauguration of the company's profit sharing compensation plan for employes. Officers Named. Following are the officers of the company: H a n f o r d MacNider. president and general manager: B. A. MacDonald. vice president: E. C. Frudden, Dubuque. vice president; Willis G. C. Bagley, treasurer; Peter Anderson, secretary; C. A. Hanson, assistant secretary ,and Earl Smith, general counsel. Members of the board of directors are: Colonel MacNider. Mr. Bagley. Charles Strickland, William Chamberlain, Chicago; Wil- H?m Stern, Fargo, N. Dak.: Edwin White, St. Paul. Sumner McKnight Minneapolis: M. T. Gunderson, Kenyon. NTinn., and R. J. Tearse. Winona. Minn. Mr. Tearse took the place of his father-in- law, S. L. Wright, Hollywood. Cc-1., who retired from the board. Fourteen in Charge of Pfaff Deliveries Shown above is the staff of 14 men which has charge of deliveries of products of the Ffaff Baklnp company. Left to right arc Walter Warner, Larry Caldwell, Harry Russell, Kenneth Pierce, Norman Olson, Galen Underkoflcr, Frank Miner, Charles Mallctte, Dick Roark, Bob Inman. Merlin Bloxham, Bryan Offlf-sby, Henry Hanson and Oliver Repp. (Lock Photo, Kayenay En era vine) I i Increase Is Manifested In Business at Henkel's Continued Gains Expected for 1937 as Building Will Receive Bids for Indian School WASHINGTON, (.'?)—The Indian bureau announced it would open bids here Feb. 2 for construction of a new bulding at the Sac and Fox Indian school near Tama, Iowa. Approximately 348,000 has been appropriated for the building. Tax Troubles Fill Volume. SAN FRANCISCO, (UP)—Do Californians have trouble with taxes? Two of the state's leading tax authorities have ju?t written a 500 page volume dealing with the special problems of California eitizens under both state and federal taxes. Shows 1936 Population Increase PARIS, id 3 !—Official 1936 census figures showed an increase of population for France but there still were less than "forty million Frenchmen" in their native land. The total population was shown to be 41.905,968 according to the census taken Aug. 3 but 2,453,507 were foreigners. The figuues showed an increase of 71,045 over the last census which was taken in 1931. China Has "Spy Scare." SHANGHAI, (UP) — A "spy scare" has the Chinese press editorially up in arms following the announcement that Japanese tourists visiting China have increased 20 times in the past year. McAULEY & SON Funeral Home AMBULANCE SERVICE DAY AND NIGHT PHONE 651 8 SOUTH ADAMS AVENUE Shows Increase. Increased demands for concrete the past year, provided by the substantial gains in construction, have made 1936 a busy year for the Henkel Concrete and Supply company. With the steady orders that keep coming in and the building that is planned for 1937, it is anticipated that next year will find another new mark set up in the volume o£ business. Lasting qualities of concrete have been emphasized. One line that has shown a big increase has been in the concrete vault business, which is 50 per cent ahead of 1935. Many projects in Mason City and vicinity have been supplied ready mixed concrete the past year by the Henkel company. This concrete has been prepared at the plants and hauled to the jobs in the special trucks of the company, equipped with rotators, so that it is dumped at the exactly desired location on the job in exceptionally well mixed condition. In addition to concrete, the company features several other lines. It is the local distributor for Truscon steel products, the Streeter Brick company of Streeter, 111., which makes fact brick, and the Vento steel sash. The company, headed by Carl Henkel, distributes its products to dealers in 16 North Iowa counties. Railroad Traffic Hearing 1931 Figure CHICAGO, (UP)—The present j trend of traffic volume indicates I that in the year 1937 the revenues i of the railroads may approximate what they were in 1931. ! If the revenues are the same, it : will mean a substantial increase in i freight ton miles above 1931, because even with the passenger business improving, revenue from that service will not anywhere near equal 1931. About 15 per cent more freight will have to be carried on this account, and by reason of lower freight rates. i Assuming that 1931 revenues ! will be attained in 1937, a natural | query is how will net railway operating income in 1937 compare with 1931. By reason of lower freight fates and passenger fares (and consequent necessity for handling more traffic to get the same results), increased cost nf materials, higher taxes, etc.. net railway income in 1,937 from revenues equal to those of 1931 probably would not exceed two-thirds of 1931 net railway operating income. THANK YOU... G. L. ALLISON For your years of friendship and patronage. Every little act is appre- ! dated by us. May 1937 be one of happiness, contentment and prosperity to you and yours. Allison Coal & Feed Co. Phone 431 1120 South Pennsylvania Wyoming Acts to Curb Youth Crime CHEYENNE, Wyo., (UP)—Seeking to reduce the volume of juvenile crime in Wyoming, authorities have tossed overboard a merit | system in the reformatory at Worland that permitted youths to go I free within 11 months without re- I gard to the seriousness of their crimes. The state board of charities and ! reform changed its policies, I Adolph Hanson, secretary, said, in ! an effort to decrease the number ! of "repeaters' 1 and to improve con- I trol over juvenile crime, ! Under the" former policy, each | \ boy was required to earn 480 mer- \ its through good behavior and ac- f complishment of work before he | could be released. The rule applied | equally to all, no matter whether a youth had been sentenced for one year or for 20. The merits could be earned in 10% months. The merit system will continue in effect, Hanson said, but in the future, each case will be decided individually. The board will consider the sentence imposed by the judge, the education and adaptability of the boy, and his behavior during his incarceration. The board expects the new system to act as a strong deterrent to young criminals, Hanson said. The center of the universe is our earth: center of the earth, our country; center of it. your town. center of the town, you; center of you, your tummy. Q. E. D.—Cedar Rupldn WOULD RETIRE FEDERAL DEBT Chicago Professor Favors "the Largest Possible Amount of Taxes." CHICAGO, (fP)— Simeon E. Leland, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, advocate? rapid retirement of the federal debt by the imposition of ''the largest possible amount of_ taxes'' which can be collected and still allow a reasonable rate of business expansion. In a paper prepared and delivered before the American Economic association, Professor T.,eland recommended appointment by the president of a committee to assist the government in formulating a proper debt policy and to develop an effective will on the part of the- taxpayers to pay for retirement. All the economic arguments, he said, were in favor of rapid payment of the debt incurred in fighting the depression. To meet emergencies such as depression and war on favorable terms, he continued, the nation must maintain its credit, and the best way to do so is by prompt retirement of the debt. "Translated into concrete terms, the United States must have a period of genuine debt liquidation before the advent of the next severe depression or next war, for which public loans will be required." Better Cigars Got in Soil Tests Made NEW HAVEN, Conn., (UP)— The poor taste and aroma of some cigars can be corrected by proper soil treatment, according to the Connecticut agricultural experiment station. "Experienced cigar smokers," said Dr. P. J. Anderson of the tobacco substation, "frequently correlate the taste with the appearance of the ash on the cigar. A dark muddy ash in most cases is associated with poor taste and aroma; while good cfgarf produce lighter colored ashes." The dark ash was found attributable to excess potash in proportion to other gases, causing incomplete combustion of the carbon, "and the gaseous products thus obtained are not so pleasant to the smoker as those resulting from full combustion." Happy New Year Security Collection Bureau 207'/ 2 North Federal Ave. Member of National Retail Credit Association Collections Everywhere THE STORY BEHIND A GOOD BANK'S SERVICE fao late fojoin Our* CHRISTMAS CLUB Don't delay any longer or you will be sorry next Christmas. Just a little money each week, never missed, and you will be "sittin' pretty" next December. There's human interest. The young couple planning their first home. The father arranging an education for his three sons. The school teacher who's going to retire some time and travel. There's pathos. The little business that might have been lost. The student in college who had to return immediately .... and had no money. The elderly couple who almost didn't retire. There's light comedy, too. The spry old lady who routed the burglar . . . and brought her valuables in the next day, bright and early. Little boys who think a saving's account is just about the darndest thing to get for a birthday. From the Very Bottom of Our Hearts the Personnel of This Bank Wishes You A HAPPY NEW YEAR OFFICERS E. W, Clark, Chairman of Board C. O. Wilkinson, President F. F. Potter, Vice President F. A. Stephenson, Vice President R. A. Potter, Cashier M. H. Wiegman, Trust Officer DIRECTORS E. W. Clark F. A. Stephenson H. J. Bryant W. E. Gildner John Gallagher O. A. Satter G. E, Allbee J. A. Van Ness F. F. Potter C. O. Wilkinson Lester C. Dibble TELLERS and EMPLOYEES E. B. Wilkinson Lenore Gulbransen Frances. Dormedy R. 'L. Davison Gladys Fiction? Not a bit of it! Just the things that go on day after day in a bank like The United Home Bank. Little things, perhaps, but important'things to the people concerned. The kind of things that might not mean much to many banks . . . but the things that determine much of the policy here. For The Ignited Home Bank is'a bank that's really concerned with the things that matter to its clients. Their needs have added new services. Their problems have brought about changes in our policies. They're first in our minds; and we're friends! We'd like to know you, and discuss your problems . . . And you'll like this Friendly Bank . . . Why not get acquainted? A HOME BANK OWNED and OPERATED BY YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS UNITED HOME BANK MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM & TRUST CO. 13 SOUTH FEDERAL MEMBER DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

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