Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 31, 1936 · Page 125
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 125

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 31, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 • 1936 -Sec. C-5 GAINS MADE IN '36; PLANS FOR '37 ANNOUNCED Damon's to Show Latest Designs in Booths for Kitchenets. With substantial increases in business for the pait year, particularly ta September, October, November ana December, Damons, Inc., is looking forward to continued gains in volume during 1937. Several improvements, including modernization of certain departments, a:-e planned by the store early next year. "I don't look for any phenomenal increase or boom," stated D. G. Klempnauer, manager, "for Mason City is operated on a steady level. But with continued good or better farm prices, on which Mason City largely depends, all indications seem to point to a gradual improvement in 1937." Shoe Department Increased. During the past year the shoe department at Damon's, handling women's and children's shoes, has been increased in area, the number of chairs has been increased to 33 and nt.v carpeting has been put down. The gift department has been moved fnm the second floor to the basement and enlarged considerably. On the second floor the children's and junior department has been changed and increased, with the installation of the new and modern trend in display and department arrangement. Further remodeling is planned on the second floor after the tirst of the year. Changes will be made in the ready-to-wear department, with more extensive lines added. The linoleum department, which has been enlarged, will be further improved after Jan. 1. li is planned to display individual Idtchenets which will graphically show appliances fov the home. The new Linowall is being applied to the walls of these booths. This product is especially effective for kitchens and bathrooms. The booths will also display the modern trend in metal banding and stripping. \\-hitM has been found to be'so attractive in the newer homes. Will Rearrange First Floor. It is planned that after January on the first floor there will be a general modernization of the floor arrangement and improvement in the present fixtures. The yarn department has increased to such an extent that new methods Damon's Anticipates Continued Increases Several improvements to contribute to the attractiveness of display and greater choice of merchandise" at Damon's, Inc., 107-11 North Federal avenue, are planned for 1937 as the management looks forward to continued increases in business. i and ideas will be added to that department. Personnel changes at the store include these additions: Joseph Bittner of Fargo. N. Dak,, who is the display manager; Miss June Schepp, who is in charge of the glove department; Miss Jean McArthur in the office; Miss Sarah Briar in the hosiery department: Vivalore Lindsay in the purse and jewelry department; Mrs. Bessie Florence in the housedress j department, and Mrs. L. W. Keller | in the gift department. To conserve the supply of raw materials, the German government has prohibited use of rub| ber in approximately 100 products ' manufactured for sale in Gcr- m:-ny, according to a report made ! public by the commerce depart- i ment. Included among the articles | on the prohibited list are bathing ' slippers, toy balloons, tobacco j pouches, water faucet spouts and I various other items of every day I use for which it is difficult to find i substitute material s.—United i States News. "Future political division," says Franklin, "will be by classes.'' But when the majority is prosperous again, it won't be called a class.— Davenport Times. ITALIANS PLAN FLIGHT TO I), S, Mussolini's Son May Take Part in Rome to San Francisco Hop. GENOA, Italy, (^P)—Plans for an ambitious aerial venture between Rome and San Francisco in | which Bruno Mussolini, II Duce's second son, may participate, were disclosed here. Trials will begin near Genoa next week for a tri-motor flight westward to San Francisco, • by stages, and thence back to Rome nonstop in quest of a new long distance record. At the controls will be Premier Mussolini's own pilot, Major Attilio Biseo. The co-pilot, said reports not yet confirmed, may be Bruno, who got his baptism of aerial fire in Ethiopia last year. The airline distance between Rome and San Francisco is about 7,500 miles. The present distance record for straight flying is 5,657.55 miles, held by the. French flyers, M. Rossi and P. Codos, who flew from New York to Ray- ack, Syria, in August, 1933. PASS NATIONAL PRICE AVERAGE Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Farm Prices in 1936 Given. WASHINGTON, (£>)—The agriculture department reported fhe average prices received by Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota "farmers for their principal 1936 crops were near or greater than the national average. They also were reported to be considerably higher than those the farmers received a year earlier. For the country as a whole the av- erage local market price for 44 crops was 26 per cent higher. The national average price for corn this year was 99.3 cents a bushel compared with a 1935 average of 65.5, and 1936 averages of $1.03 in Iowa, $1.08 in South Dakota and $1.13 in Nebraska. All wheat this year had an average price of 99.7 cents a bushel for the country, $1.05 in. Iowa, $1.13 in South Dakota and $1.03 in Nebraska, while the 1935 national average was 83.2 cents. Oats averaged 44.2 cents a bushel for the country, 42 cents in Iowa, 40 in South Dakota and 49 in Nebraska while the 1935 national average was 26.3 cents. Sugar beets averaged $5.95 a ton in Nebraska compared with a 1936 national average of $6.02 and a 1935 national average of $5.76. Australian Pupilf Thrifty. SYDNEY, (UP) — Australian school children threaten to rival the Scotch for thrift. Approximately 37 per cent of the school children of New South Wales now have savings accounts. Most Crashes Not on Curve*. LORAIN, Ohio, (UP)—Lorain county official*, tabulating traffic statistics for nine months, found that a majority of accidents occurred on straight sections of road rather than on curves. Happy New Year PATTIE INSURANCE AGENCY 221 First National Bank Bldg. Pros and Cons Cited in Drunkenness Test? TOLEDO, (UP)—Proposal that Toledoans charged with drunken driving be given scientific intoxication tests have met with varied reactions. Even members of the police force have been divided in their opinion. Prosecutor Harvey Straub I declared he knew many perfectly I sober people who could not walk a chalk line, pronounce difficult I words, pick up a coin from the ' floor, and look up telephone numbers ... all supposedly tests for drunkenness. One Kiss Excusable, VIENNA, (UP)—One kiss on a park bench is not sufficient to justify a divorce. That is the verdict of the Austrian supreme court in reversing a verdict of the lower court, which had granted a divorce to Henry Hans, 29 year old fur dealer, who had caught his wife kissing a "stranger" in a Vienna park. ^ *.<&*<&£ mm w^** * jWr'') I", X'i WE THANK our many friends and customers for the good will they have shown us during the past year. In token of this business friendship existing between us during the past year, we send you our sincere wish that your plans for the New Year will be highly successful. L A. PAGE LUMBER CO. For 1937 Plan On a Complete Line of Fairbanks-Morse Appliances FAIRBANKS-MORSE REFRIGERATOR FAIRBANKS-MORSE IRONER AUTOMATIC COAL HEAT This chart shows just how many heat units can be purchased for one dollar in the various kinds of fuel. 4,363,600 B. T. U. COAL with Stoker a i7cnnn R T n BALANCED HEAT—More eom- 3,125,000 B. i. U. fortab , e . COAL hand fired STEADY HEAT—Never too hot nor too cold. No "cold 70." 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