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Mason City, Iowa
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EIGHTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ; JANUARY 14 • 1937 HOG MART REVERSES DOWNTREND PRICES DUMB 5 T015 CENTS Supplies Cut to 16,000, 4,000 Under Estimate;' Cattle Decline. CHICAGO, (.?)- -Hogs reversed the week's earlier downward trend Thursday and rose 5 to 15 cents as supplies were cut to 16,000 head, or 4.000 below expectations. Cattle, however, continued the decline which got under way Wednesday, falling 25 cents in | tome cases. i The livestock trade had further ] evidence ol the slowing ot dc- j mand for wholesale meat when | or beef carcasses and por.'t loins backtracked slightly in the wholesale market. Beet and poi'k wen- steady to ^ cent a pound lower, the range 0:1 the former was IO 1 ;; U> TS Mid on the latter 17 to 18'j. Hog Markets MIDWEST HOGS Hog prices at midwest markets Thursday; CEDAR JtAPlDS —Good hoes, 140-150 Ihs.. S7.60S7.9U: 15U-160 Ibs.. S8.10tf8.40; 160-17(1 Ibs., S8.60M-90; 170-180 Ibs., SS.20 raD-50; 180-200 Ibs.. ?9.50@9.30; 200-323 Ibs.. S9.65!>i9.9S; 325-350 Ibs., S9.5lllS9.60; good packers. 273-350 Ibs., f9.20as.50; MO- 425 Ibs., 59.0569.35; 425-500 Ibs.. S8.90£ 9.20; 500-530 Ibs.. $8.75ij9.05. s WATERLOO — HOE.- steady. Good to choice 140-150 Ibs.. S7.151i7.45; 150-160 Ibs.. $7.75gB.05: 160-170 Itas.. 58.40Q.8.10; 170-160 Ibs.. S9,15di9.45: 180-200 Ibs.. S9.45 .i/9.75; 200-325 IbS-. S9.65'y9.35; 325-350 Ibs., S9.45iii9.7ri; packing sows. 275-350 Ibs.. S9.20I&9.50: 350-425 Ibs., S9.05'i9.35; 42.--550 Ibs.. SB'S 9.20. OTTl'MWA—Hogs unchanged. AUSTIN—Market 10 cents hisner; good to choice. 180-20C Ibs.. $9.50iS9.80: 2002!>0 Ibs.. S9.73CH 10.05; 290-325 Ibs., S9.65M 9.95; 325-350 Ibs.. S9.55W 9.83: packing sows, sood. 275-530 Ibs.. S8.80Si9.50. COMBINED HOG RECEIPTS DES MOINES. ..•!',—'L'. S. department agrtcuit'.trei.—Combined hog receipts I 22 concentration yards and 9 packinp plains located in interior Iowa and southern Minnesota for the 24 hour period ended at 8 a. m. Thursday were 15,700. compared with 20.400 a week ago and 24.000 a year apo, GcnefaHy steady to 5 cents higher; spots lip 10 corns all classes^ most of trade The ndvnnce ill hogs caii'ied the! moderately active: loaomg continued ,' . . .MA-A i slow hut some heavier, .op oaCK tO S1U.OU. I Good and r!loice: L i Rht lights, 140-160 Cattle were \vcakcnca lai'gei.v | n,?., sT.M'; 'is'" weights, iso-iso 1 J from i lb?., S8.tS54iD.C3: 180-20(1 Ibs.. S9.35©995: K- onriri '' medium weighls, 200-220 Ibs., S9.75(b! ,V, ! 10:20: 220-250 Ihs.. S9.75 5-10.20; hnaw M-, held by the moderate holder \Vednctdays market. Sine nnd choice beeves. ho\ve' up and as high as $14.25 was bid for long yciirlinss in early rounds. Tiic bulk of the supply moved at SS to 1! while strictly good and fho:ce offerings were quoted at SU.5i) to S14 and better. Demand for lambs n..: good cr.ouglt io give the market .in up- v.'arcf tendency in car!-- round.?. Choice lambs were held at $10.50 to 310.65 and above. weights, 250-290 Ibs lb-.. ?9.60";< 10.20. Packing sou's, eood: 2?."-35n Ibs ',,9.75; 330-425 Ibs., SS.M'il 9.60; ib>.. ?0'.ir>.3:i. S9.75gjo.20; 290-350 .. S9.30 425-550 Local Livestock MASON CITY—For 11UC.S choice. St>.25f< S.25: common and medium S4.25'-'6.25: heifers, pood and choice. S3.25 ; i S.."0; common iii'.d medium. S4'5iS.2; " D ' AS - C°od. 34',H-5U: common and [hi:m. Sli.50'n4: calves 'steer), Good and choice. SK.25 r 'i8.3."i: medium. S4.50W6.25. HOGS 7.000: openinR .steady to strong v. itli Wednesday's average: good to choice 100 to 2,"'o lb. butchers S9.85©10; :oi:i SIO.'O for vhor: load to traders; 160 : n ISO Ib. lights 59.^5f«9.75: 140 to 1GO Ih. hfht lights X8.jOru9.2i>; feeders dull: so\v-< 59.50: su;:s; S9.50 down. SIIEKP 2500; no early fat lamb action; iiMc'crtor.e weak to lower: choice fed of- fcrin^s 'iclci above S10; Indications lower for fa 1 . e\\c>; V.vo loads western held .ibive S5.50: la:e \\'ednr-s(iay lambs 25^? •We lower: oi.ik 59,851i 10.10. MONTHLY CONSUMPTION OF PORK, BEEF AND LAMB POUNDS 1PP1HEHT CONSUMPTION INCLUDING ONLT MEtT HOOUCEO ONOtK Ftt)t"»L INSPECTION IT THE U.S. DIPT. OF *G«ICULTUH£, FROM THE INSPECTED tl-AUGHTEK. LESS CONDEMNED «NIM1L8, PLUS NET IMPORTS, LESS EXPORTS, AND THE CHANCE IN COLD STORAOE HOLOIN99. KELItF IL1UCMT- NOT INCLUDED. POUNDS PER CAPITA 6 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 •f *- D tUMM <t> CHICAGO JOWtllL *r COMMtlKC PROFIT TAKING HITS CORN RISE ™: Market Closes Eighth Off to Five-Eighths Up;' Wheat Down. l.IVCSTOCK FORECAST CHICAGO. ,,-P—Official estimated re- ce-o'.s for Friday: Cattle. l..iOO; hoss, 16.00[> sheep, fl.nOO. Representative Sales flood TWfi Good heavy iov. s Go-jd b:s heavy joivs Gci-^. bi__ :]f;,\>' sov-'s TliC ;;bo-.c S a 10- fL-r ..ocd ancl cr.oice ::oi:^. lr. pr:cc :s :er s:iQ"t .M.a . CATTLt I Nn. 1V;1 1 Heavy— S S.UIMI.UU ', -' 9 -"' i li.UU- t-.liO i •'- -»» S -1.00- u.tiO | Mediums— Sll.OO-JJ.jO ' - 13 - 4fi s ; f? :l ^ S 6.(JO- 3.00 ' ^ 21 ^ S 4.0U- b.OU ! " 8 -^° S LVs/Xl i Steers— 5 3.30- 5.00 '-- !17S 1'G 1043 20 11.IS S S -.T.i- S 2.,"0- S J.O'J- S l.~:j- S 4.50- 4.To S 4 00- 4.."iO s :;,:>o- 4.ou 5 ?.../)- f.AO S n.flu- K.-'iO S6.00 iThurMlay MarttH CHICAGO. ..4 1 —fU. S. department of ^I'lcul'.ui'e '—Representative sales: HOGS Avt. Avf. A Price .Vo, IV Lights— SIC r.O 58 !94 ia.4n :.i 182 10.3". id.MI 31 no in.:;.i 10.43 72 ItiE) 10.^0 CHICAGO, W)—Corn climbed I 1 .! cents Thursday to ne\v peaks unequalecl for years, but then reacted because of profit taking sales and wheat market downturns. Reports which indicated settlement of the marine strike tended to increase com selling at the last. Besides, the number of cattle on feed in corn belt states was officially reported as 23 per cent smaller than a year ago. At the close, corn -was i« lower to "' 8 higher compared with Wednesday's finish, May new Sl.llvs- 1.12, July new S1.07i 4 -" s , wheat j 3 4-Hi down. May $1.33',g-1.34, Art. ! July S1.15=,,'i- 7 i, oats ] a off to ] 4 rrice i up, and provisions unchanged it} .. . I 12 cents decline. Stock List NEW YORK STOCKS (By The Associaleii Press) Thursday Final Quotations. 814 22 32'i 78'i KP.-iO Light Lichls T".3^ 1.1 156 10.51) 87 143 M.JO CATTLE 'HciiCSS- 14.25 21 B4.1 14.10 17 (160 l:i.7.", 12 MR 16 75fi 1 14 772 Cows— ! 1 Pd JOS" 11.25 No. 2 25 4 Fed Western Lamb? (air to medium cvvcs. sood to choice C''i" S4.^3 ao\vn ' S 3.00- 6.00 ! j 4.00- S.OD : S 3.00- 4.CO [ S 2.00- 2.50 | S 2.00- :;.0'J : S 1.00- l.iO : \?.?, L'1'3 Native 8." SB L;inibs- 10.40. ;o ID; J^.-!0 m.4(i. I"..'.' Sl.iushter ns 400 110 99 120 10.25 9.75 10.H5 S.fiO 7.00 B.23 4.00 | 9.00 fi.OO 6.10 BOO 5.00 CHICAGO CASH GRAIN* CHICAGO. .,?'— Cash wheat: hard. 51.42'b: Xo. 3 hard. $1.41. Corn: No. 5 mixed. 51,07: No. 3 yellou", S1.134il.l4'i: No. 4 yellow. Sl.08ftl.ll; No. 5 yellow, si.05'iS1.08'.;; No. 4 white. si.lS'i&l.H: No. s white, 51.03Sl.03li: sample sradc, si.04iol.05. Oals-—No. 1 white. ST'.lfiSS'.i: No. 2 white, ST'i^oO'i. the latter outside weight: sample grade, 54 I .^?<756 3 i. Soy beans—No. 3 yellow, $1.62 l a. Barley feed, 30S$1 nom.; mallinc, Ilifi, 1.42 nom. Timothy seed, S6i(/6.25 a cwt.; new, S3.7.V'/ 6 a cwt. Clover seed. S2fi n 33 Lard, tierces. $13.67: Bellies, S1B.50. Al Ch & Dye 231 Am Can H6 3 ,i Am Sm & Ref 9S'.< Am Sug Ref 54', Am T & T 183 U Am To'o B SK J t Am Wat Wks 2t 3 * Anaconda 56'.a Atch T & S F 74 Auburn Auto 32H Aviat Corp Bait & Ohio Earnsdall Bcndix Aviat Beth Steel Borden Borg Warner Can D G Ale 31* Canada Pac 1-V Case 137 : C & N W 4 C Gt West 2'i C M St P & P a 1 .-. C R I i P 2<: Chrysler 1!21 : ! Colum G & El 20 Cmwlih & Sou 4 Con Edison 46 Con Oil Con Cart Cont Oil Del Corn Prod Curt Wright 7?ii Deere S; Co 120 Dere & Co of 30"« du Pont de N 173 3 i Gen Elect 5S'« i Gen Foods 41'k Gen Motors 67'* Gillette Ifi 3 , Goody T & R 59 U Hudson Mot 20'* Illi Cent 24 ! 4 Int Harv 107 Int Nick Can 64 Int Tel & Tel 13'i Kresge 14Tii 16',!, 6T.i 44 3 ,, 70'i a CU'T. loose. ?12.97, Mason City Grain Libbey O F G 24 Maytag 15 McK & Rob 13 Mid Cont Pet 31 Monte Ward. 57' Nat Biscuit 31 Nat Cash R 32 Nat Dairy 24 Nat Distill 28 Nat Pow & Lt 14'i N Y Cent 43 North Pac 28}, Oliver Farm 39«^ Packard Mot Param Pict Penney Penn R R Phillips Pet Radio Hey Tob B Scars Roeb Shell Union. Socony Vac Sou Pacific Std Brands Std Oil Cal Strl Oil Ind Std Oil N J Stew' Warn Studebaker 15',i Swift 26 Texas Corp 54',1 Tex: Gull Sul 42 Timk Roll B 72'i Un. Carb 104'.b l:n Pacific HO Unit Airc Cor 2!P4 United Corp K'/« Unit Drug 15 U S Ind Alco .18 U S Rubber 43=; U S Steel C0'« Warner Pict 16T« West Un Tel 79 West El & M l.'il 1 1 U 24 1 Sl'i 28'.i IB'4 47-'h l.T^il 43', 47 3 ,, 69 19'i Woolworih Wriglcy Jr CHICAGO STOCKS fBy The Associated Pr«.l> Thursday Final Quotations. Ciiies Serv H«l Brew 10^ Kalz Drui; 15'i Libby McN II T 8 Mid\vest Corp 14'» Nail Leather 2 1 ; Norlhw Ban Quaker Oats Swift & Co Swift Intl Ulil & Ind Zenith 62 74, 15 12.1H 26 31'-i - V.' 2 year olds ........ J 8.00- 600 Wcincrs. old . - ........ 53.00-5.00 la.-nD: 51 lO'.v^. \'o doc^ OD l.-imrii. Quou'.ioas subject to market flueti.'»- tlcna. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK >ThurMl.iv Market) --U. R. dcp.vln cr.t of S~!,v!!Tin; ir.L-iuclllIK •>.- iiVeiViKc: so'., s mo-tly Public Utility and Industrial Stocks Quoted by A. V. SCHANKE & CO. Telephone 1300, M'ason City : bulk so nd ,-Vked Thursday ptt pf 1525 pan i cci p( >525 pan 1 nd choice i font Si P &• L 7 pet pf . . 1 1 Cent S i CC;H st Rid El El CHICAGO, " ;. —iciilt'.li'C'— I(U< W" ni-Ci:': ;:?icv[ l'-a:i \Vcd-.c-d.-iv': '-"--;ri'i ir. -M.:: J.-.M :h. :ow.s. 5.0.85 51'L C.-\TTLK--5.nnO; c;, ! vc.. J.if'O: «;eers or.d \cariifiss :.teady !o 1>3 ci nl.- lower; mo.-l;•.- :-'cad>' '.o v.eak; o:-.l.' common lis'lt k nrl- !-::o',vi;-,:: further downturn: frcOl :ccc;pts increased by mcderate holdover v.-o:."i \Vodnc^day'i lov/cr • Iowa Electric Co t lei' >'.rictlv eood ar.d choice steer- and \ ; a F.iec Lt & Power K -.C'ir!:t;;s holdir.s up: S14 25 bid on long \ 1^ Elcc Lt & Power F 1 vc:,r:iriis: best actually ,old at S14.10 with j T.I Elcc Lt & Power 7 :::cdi;im wcjshVi a: SH: bullocks scaling ! i a Power & Light 6 :.4.~.?: ibs. sold at S13.83 late Wednesday: | i a Power & Light b'v.ik Thu'-sCrt.v'.-. crop. So-ill with viricUy £cor! and choice of-'crincs at $12.30 ') 14 .-•:;d better: >:oci:(-T^ a:;d feeders 25 cents lov.'cr: countrv demand narrow as fat i'..r!c;: J-H other c!a-.-cs steady: ro'Yir'ion ant! mctl.Lltil trifle heifers weak b'.:l i'l! grade cows lirri; bulls shade :.;;!ie:': vcalcrs steady fj wc.ik at down tn s:i. MILEP—ll.Olfi; incl'.iH ;:g -600 direct; f..: lambs i;>. fajriy br;.ad demand: m- r ; :c ritio:-,.-. btcudy to r;:oncr-r; undertone ':';'(.r.x Oil slaughter Mice) compared \Mttl Wr-ri::es;la^'s late advance: bidding un- v;t:'d Io S1U.40 ov. hiTnb^ lii'V,' held P1D.30 '•i :«r,:, ;, r .(i above: sca'tered :ia!i\e C'.ves. ?;'",i; b>t held welt .. :xve ?B.U3. MASON CITY—For Thursday No. 3 yellow .shelled corn ..SI.05 A'o. 4 yellow shelled corn ..SI.03 Ear-corn 98c White oats, No. 3 StHic Barley 60-90c Soybeans, No. 2 yellow ....$1.50 Champlin Ref Iowa 7 pet pf Creamery Package com ...... Hearst Cons A George A Hormcl A pf . .... Geoifie A Ilormel common . Interstate Power 6 pet pf ... Interstate PJower 7 , c: pf . . Iowa Electri'e Co fi'j pet pf pet pf pet pf pt-t pf pet pet K'4 2D'. IS ' 2(1 51 69 71 Public Scrv 6 la Public Sen- B'.i la Public Ser ' la' South Util R pet la South Util fi'- pet Ia South Util 7 pet Minnesota P Ac 1. 6 S!3 I Minnesota P & I, 7 I Northern St Power « Northern St Power 7 N W Bell Tel 6!i pet pet pet p( pet pf pel uf pf 102 pf~J03 , !>9 .. 100 .. 101 . . 71 .. 72 . . 75 pf 94 pf KiO pf S4 Pf pf pf pet pet pet pet pf pf ... 10: N W Portland Cement com Rath Packinc fi pet pf loo pf, SOI Til ST. PM'I. MVK.STOf'K (Thursday M.-.rk r |> OUT I ST. PAUL. ...I'- - ( U. S. deoar! i o: nsncullurci — (.'ATTLK -, 4.200 ^'kr1 :-lo-.v. hii.'.*';'.^ talking lower r iiz^'-'r:' r-t^'-rs and '•-.(•: c:y r^.cn!M:M cradc- - \r;-v fc-.v salable ab Rath Packinq 7 pet ' Hath Packintr com j Sioux City Ga- i: KI " I I'nitcd Lt & Rys fi j United Lt & Rys fi.36 | I'll i ted Lt & Rys 7 pV'estrrn Grocer pf . Western Grocer com pel pf pet Pf pet pf pet pf 12 13 20 5;: 54 71 73 77 104 105 101 102 103 102 96 Id] 106>i 2C'; 102 10.T 00 n? Ion 17 THLKSDAY GRAIN CLOSE CHICAGO. ( jn— WHBAT— Wish Low Close May $1.3.'.% $1.33', $1.33', July 1.17 3 , 1.15-', l.l,V>4 Sept 1.12', 1.11-!, l.llVj CORN— May 1.13'i 1.11', 1.11'inew May 1.10 !.na s ii l.OS", old July l.os-n 1.07 ].07!ine\v July i.0.7^ 1.03 3 ; 104'. old Sept 1.04!. 1.02', 1.03 OATS— May ,, .54% .5..T, .54H July 43 .471, ,47% Sept 45% .45 .4,1 SOY BEANS— May I.fi2 I.BO'.i l.Bfl'.i July ; 1.60 r.v— May ;,14'. 1.12'j 1.12'i July 1.04% 1.02-% 1.02% Sepi. - 95% .93'-, .93% BARLEY— May .85% LARD— Jan. 13.72 13.67 1367 Mar 13.97 13.87 13.S7 May H.20 14.07 14.10 July 14.37 14.22 14.25 Sept. . 14.52 14.42 14.45 RELLIES— Jan. ......... 16 50 May 17.15 July 17.45 I'.cid around ne 5950; heifers Hides and Furs I fe",' rood. .yv,iG.3ll: 'mills weak to 25 ccr.'.s lov.'er: eo.'im'On '.n medium cradcs. S.V-. 1 G: few pood up to > r > "iQ: stockcrs lit- j ,. lie chanperi: calves, 2.fiu!i vealers about steady: eood and choice. S9.30 (Ml.5(1; common and medium. Sfi..",o<rr9. HOGS—12.5CW1: market slow to mostly Meady: 220-- f io Ibs.. SIO.IOT/10,15: top. SUMS: 100-220 Ibs.. ss.30«i 10.10; 160-100 !b<.. S0.50S0.90: 140-160 lb::.. $0.25*9.60: 120-140 Ibs.. S8.7.">f ( i9.23; inn-!20 lb. killers. S7.75&I3.75: bulk eood sov. s. 59.50^/0.60; average cost Wednesday, J9.B6: weUht. 204 Ibs. ^HEEP—7.000: run include* two loads of fed ewes: two loads f'>cdinj: lambs; balance larsrcly fat lambs; no early sales, undertone weak to lower on fat lambs: s'.cady on other classes; bulk fat lambs Wednesday. S10; few loads. S10.15: medium to choice ewes, $4^'5.50; eood to choice 54-76 lb. feeding larabs, $9&i).50. siot;x crrr LIVESTOCK (Thursday Market) SIOUX CITY, UT) — C A T T L E—2.500; calves. 200: beef steers and ycarlinps un- r\'en, about .steady with Wednesday's Hull close: other classes little changed; Josd choice to prime 1.212 lb. beeves, S13; j-alc.-; above. 511.50 limited: liberal share short feris. S8'"10: few sales Rood heifers iiii to Sfl.50; majority beef cows. $4.7:'>fi; (=.23: cutter qradc? mainly S3.75(a4.50; lew rfi:i:;ion ^nd incdtltm storkery, S6.C-" finwn. Current siockcr and feeder cattle quotations: Steers. 55o-30u Ibs., good and rnUbrd by Wolf Broi.. Inc., 308 Hrili Street Southwell. nonSEnmES Horschldc! S3.50 -GRCLN BEEF HIDES L*p to 25 Ibs 11 c 25 to 45 Ibs BVic More than 60 Ibs. S'.-ic Bull hides ^ c "Cured hides half .cent mor» a pound. (On above prices a cent hiRbcr Co wbolcsala dealers tn wbolcsal* lots.) FURS E-x. Lsc. Lj;e. Med. Small Mink J14.00 S12.30 $11.00 $9.50 Muskrat 1.75 1.55 1.45 1.20 Weasel (white and brown i . .70 50 Red Fox (heavy) 6.00 5.50 Raccoon (heavy ordinary! ... 7.50 6.50 .40 J5 .30 5.00 Civet Cat Skunk (average pnmel Slightly hlsher and largs lots. 5.SO .30 .20 4.00 4.50 .25 1.75 1.50 for 1.40 1.10 wholesale WOOL MARKET BOSTON. (<PI—lU. S. department of acriculturcl—.Scatterrd small lots of domes! ic wools were ^tld at stronc prices in the Boston market Thursday as occasional buyers covered urgent immediate rcouirements for particular types. CombinR '4 blood Ohio fleece wool realized around 53 cents in the grease. A few choice original lots of fine Montana wool running bulk eood French combine and sUp!c length brought $1.10 ?1.12, scoured ba*;s. MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN (Thursday Marktt) MINNEAPOLIS. t,Ti— Wheat—S3 1 ! a cents lower: No. 1 heavy dark 1 northern sprinc. 60 lb?., Sl,57 3 nft'1.6fi 3 ii: No. 1 dark northern. 59 Ibs,. S1.36 5 ii<(i 1.65^: 58 Ibs.. S1.35'iT/1.64'ii: fancy No. 1 hard Montana. 14 oer cent p'-otcin. S1.47 5 >?i,' 1,49*1,; crude of No. 1 dark hard or No. 1 hard Montana winter, S1.41 s «<;i 1.4:! ri i: hard amber durum. No. 1, Sl.36',3''' 1.70';!; No. 1 red. $I.:;5'i. Corn^No. 3 yellow, $1.17ft 1.19; unchanged. Oat-.—No. 3 while. .Witfrj.'iS'ii. Supplementary List of Stock Quotations Supplied by LAMSON BROTHERS AND CO.. Mason City Office In Bagley-Beck Bids. Telephone No. 7. MOTOR STOCKS IN BRISK RALLY Hope of Quick Settlement of G. M. Strike Aids in Advance. NEW YORK, (IP) —Hopes for a quick settlement of the General Motors strike sparred automotive stocks on a brisk rally in Thursday's market, with favored issues pushing up 1 to 3 points. Farm implements, slow most of the session, developed a following in late dealings. Copper did a bit better when producers boosted the domestic price of the red metal to 13 cents a pound, a new top since 1930. The export rate, however, was lower, as foreign output restrictions were temporarily abandoned, The trend in stocks was far from uniform and, near the final hour, losses were well distributed. Transfers were around 3,200,000 shares. Curb Market NEW YORK, (ft— Price? followed mixed trends in the curb market Thursday with a few shares making wide swings. Higher levels were reached by utility stocks, while most of the mining shares fell off a bit in the late morning. Cities Service gained more than '/a and United Gas and Niagara Hudson moved up minor fractions. Is'ewmont Mining lost more than 2 points, while Lake Shore and Sunshine suffered fractional setbacks. Gains of a point or more -.v'ere 'tnade by Blumrnthal, Quaker Oats and Atlantic and Pacific. Produce STRUNK SHOWS NEED OF SAVING U, S, WILD LIFE Lecture on Beaver Given to Kiwamans;" Talks m School. Importance of conservation ol wild life, which is fast disappearing through continued wastefulness, was emphasized by Dr. W. L. Strunk, head of the biology department, Luther college, Decorah in an address Thursday noon to the Kiwanis club in Hotel Hanford. He developed this theme with an illustrated lecture on the life of the beaver. Dr. Strunk pointed out that it was because of beaver that the west was opened up, for early settlers came in to trap this animal. Early barter was carried on in the value of beaver skins. Hs said that estimates were made that there .were 50,000,000 beaver in North America when the white man first came to this country but that the total had now dropped to 500,000. Cannot Be Replaced. "If certain forms of animal life are so wasted that they become extinct," Dr. Strunk asserted, "there is no way in which science can ever" replace them. There is abundant space to provide habitat for these forms of wild life; they must be protected against the greed of men who will exploit them." In a moving picture it was shown how beaver build dams, repair dams, construct houses, make canals and cut down trees. Numerous closeups were shown of the beaver. Dr. Strunk pointed out that beaver carry on their complex skill largely by instinct, rather than intelligence. Because the beaver does not have to learn, but has its extensive knowledge by its right of birth, its mind could be termed perfect, the speaker said. Speaks to Students. Dr. Strunk, who was introduced by S. L. Rugland, dean of the Mason City Junior college, spoke Thursday morning at two high j school assemblies and Thursday afternoon to the Junior college. Guests of the club were Bill Barry of Algona, who has had a perfect attendance record in the Algona Kiwanis club for 8',^ years; Miss Ida M. Iverson, Junior college science teacher; Mrs. Don W. Wieder, G. H. Kiester and George Ludeman. CHAPTER 49 SELDEN walked into the bar of the Bull Inn in search of the landlord, but only the potman was gently ushering the late stayers through the door. "Where is Hucks?" he asked of the maid who had served him. •'I think he went out a few mo- j ments ago, sir," she said. Selden sauntered slowly back to the hall and seized the telephone hastily. "Grinfold 92," he called, "Urgent police call."' Almost immediately he heard Inspector Hutchins' grufi voice. "Hutchins—this is Selden speaking." He heard a laugh at the other end. of the line. "I thought you would be calling I were buried in the throat of Hucks,. the landlord of the Bull Inn, and the other hound had his arm in a crushing vise, strong even in death. There was a terrible cry, and Mrs. Thornton tottered forward and flung herself on the man. "Jim' Jim!" she screamed incoherently. With the aid of the barrel of his pistol, Selden with difficulty opened the strong jaws of the beasts, and flung them from the man. He knelt down and examined him, while the woman, in a paroxysm of weeping, clung to the ex-prize fighter, muttering endearing words and sobbing biterly. Sefden gazed at the scene, still me up. I was expecting you over I focusing his powerful torch on. the - - • - -- dead man. He spoke without At the Hospitals D01V JOKES AVERAGES Inds. Rails Uiils Clo-e 183.71 35.43 37.Oi Total Sales 3.260,001 CHICAGO STOCKS Butler Bros 14 Marsll Field* 21 Cord Corp 5''< Walerocu Co 33!^ NEW VOKK CURB Am G X; El 47' Am Cyana B 34* Am S'POW Co ?.~ Ark N Gas A 9': Asoc G & El A 4 s Eislcr Elcc 3' El Bd i S!i 2li 5 P JVlo of Can F Mo of Eng Lockheed Nlag H Pow S O Ky Co Un Gas Co 24'i 12 17 •JO Un L (.-. P Co 10'/3 NEW VOKK STOCKS Alas Juneau AMephcny 4 J « Allied St 16-'4 Am <&: For P 10-'i Am C Su2 Co S0 : '< Am C & F Co CI 3 * Am Pow Ar Li l-'i'j Am R Mills 32'., Am R & S Co 25% Am Tob CO 75H; Armour & Co 7 T « Ar & CO Pfd 85'.i As D Goods 2Hk All Kef 31',i Baldwin Loco $ BriRES M Co 56'i Bcndix 27'a Eudd Mf2 Co 13»li Bycrs A M Co 27"', Caterpillar Tr 9P* Cer de Pas 71V* Chcs & Ohio 67H C G W nfd 14?, CMSP &: P pld 51 i "Oca Cola Co 125'« Com Solvents 18' 2 OWAHA GRAIN (Thtir«d»v Jlirkft) OMAHA, I,! 1 '—Wheat— Dark hard No. 1, ?l.4.Tiffi 1.44; No. 2, Sl-43: hard No. 1. Sl.45nl.4B. Corn—Yellow. No. 3. Sl.]niB-1.20'i; No. 4, SI.IB; No. 5, 51.17; sample yellow, $1.15: while. No. 3. 51.20. Oats—White. No. 2, 58; No. 3, 56' 2 irt.i8. cars* Cont Motor Cr of Wheat :16-. Cunahy Pack 41 C-W Co A 21'.<i Dist Cp Sean '21 '; Douglas Airc 73' 2 El Auto Lite 42'» El Pow i: "Li 25 3 . Eric R R Co H^i F'nc Ti & Ru 34U rii^.n Frccporl Tex 30 U Gen Am Tran 76' 3 Gliddcn Co 46 T 2 Gt Nor'n Ore 13=» Grab Paisc. r.'n Gt Nor prd •;:."!„' Houston Oil lli 1 '* Hudson Mot 20'i Hupp Motors L M .< Indust Rayon 3SU Nash Kelvins 20 l^arnbert Co 20 Lchiih P Cc 41 Liq Car Corp 51 ' 7-orillairl 23 ; ' Mack Truck Malhic Alk McLcllan Sirs Minn. Mol Im M K & T Mo Pac Motor Prod No Amer No Arn Avi Otis Stl Co Owen III Gl Packard Mot Psrk Ut Cop Plymouth Poc i Gam P S of N J Pullman Pure Oil Co Purity Bak R K O Reading Co Rcm Rand Reo Motors St. Joseph Lc Simmons Co So Cal Edison 31' Sperry Corp 22^4 St G & E 13 Ti Wa As Oil 20-1 4 U S Ind Ale 38 U S Smeller 92U 1HJ1 P & Li A 4% Vanadium 30-U Union Oil Cal 25 7 » Un G & Imp IS'* Warren Bros II 1 4 Western Myld S^d Western Un 79 W'n Pump 40'i Vcllow Trk 27'» Y'RC S & T 7fl'.4 43' 3S s 't 18 13', 17 151 51 21'.; 9 43',; 24 7 47 47 Mason City Agency of Equitable Life Meets About 20 representatives of the F, W. Osmundson agency attended an annual meeting Wednesday at the Hotel Hanford. In 1936 the Mason City agency paid for a greater volume of business than any agency in Iowa and was in tenth place out of 75 agencies operating from coast to coast in the United States. Reports at the meeting show R. E. Reynolds of Northwood was leading agent in Iowa. E. C. Elling of Garner completed nine years of consecutive weekly production. Plans were made for 1937 in celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the Equitable Life Insurance company oC Des Moincs, which, it was pointed out, is Iowa's pioneer company. Miscellaneous POTATO MARKET (Thursday Market) CHICAGO, (/P)—U. S. department of agriculture— Potatoes, 119, on track 295, total U. S. shipments 865; unsettled, supplies moderate, demand very slow, very few early sales reported; sacked per cwt. Idaho Russet Burbanks U. S. Ko. 1, very few sales S3.10g3.20: some holding best stock lor higher prices; Colorado Red Mc- Ciurcs U. S. No. 1. S3.15®3.30; Nebraska Bliss Triumphs partly graded $2.75@2.85; Wisconsin Hound Whites U. S. No. 1, no sales reported; U. S. commercial $2.0a@ 2.15; Michigan Russet Kurals no sales reported; Florida bu. crates, Bliss Triumphs 1 car mixed U. S. No. 1. and U. S. No. 2, U. S. No. 1, S2.05; U. S. No. 2. SI.80 a crate; street sales, Florida bu. crates. Bliss Triumphs U". S. No. 1, $2,15®2.25 a crate; poorer lower. MINNEAPOLIS FLOUB (Thursday Market) MINNEAPOLIS, yn— Flour— Carload lots, a bnrrcl in 98 pound cotton sacks: Family patents unchanged. S7,6.~iS'7.S5: standard patents unchanged, $7.50^7.70. Shipments, 21.427. Pure bran. S3. r i«,35.50. Standard middlings, KU@35.50. MASON CITY—For Thursday Cash.Quotations Dy E. G. Morse Eggs, current receipts 18c Heavy hens, 5 Ibs. and over 13c Under 5 ibs 9c Springs, 5 Ibs. and over 13c Springs, under 5 Ibs lOc Leghorn springs 7c Cocks v 6c All No. 2 poultry 4 cents less Merchants Quotations Eggs, in trade 20-21c* Eggs, cash 19-20c' : Butter, Iowa State Brand . ...41c Butter, Corn Country ....39c Butter, Kenyon's 39c Butter, Very Best 41c Butter, Brookfield 39c Potatoes, russets, peck 72c Potatoes, cobblers, peck 52c •EDITOR'S NOTE—These representative quotations were obtained by calling several grocery stores. this__afternoon." Selden cut him mind that now. Listen, Hv.tchins. Get your car at once, and cc-me to Reid's cottage—you know where that is. Bring a couple of your men—-armed, you understand. It's a matter of the utmost importance, but I can't explain, someonr may be here any moment. I shall be there to meet you." He rang off without waiting for more than Hutchins' astonished exclamation. He flung open the front door and went out into the rain. The groups had quickly dispersed, but the road was illuminated with a blood-red stain where the lights from the bar showed through the red curtains. Once clear of the front. Selden took to his heels, all deliberation changed to action, and fled up the lane to the cottage as though all the fiends were after him. The way was thick with mud, and the going slippery, but he never stopped to take breath till he saw a faint light among the trees. Then he stopped running and mopped his forehead, panting with the exertion. This latest development had upset all his careful plans. He walked towards the cottage, and suddenly came to a halt. A light was showing through a chink between the blinds, a thin line in the darkness. He walked firmly to the door and :urned the handle, Selden looked round; the light from the lamp was burning steadily, and shone on the face of Mrs. Thornton, who was sitting on the couch, in front of which was a small table on which were a bottle of whisky and a glass. She looked up expectantly a; the visitor, and then her expression changed to blank amazemen 1 :, and something like fear. She seemed to struggle for breath, and lay back with a groan. "I am so glad to see you, Mr, Selden," she said" haltingly, but CHICAGO PRODUCE (Thursday Market) CHICAGO, HP}— Butter 6,636. weak; creamery specials (93 scorei 33*.'*&M'.\c; extras 1921 33'Ac; extra firsts 190-911 32'.'.! «i32 a ,ic: firsts 188-89) 31',:@32c; standards (SO centralized carlotsl 33c. Dgss 11,261. weak: extra firsts local ic, cars 23'/<c: fresh graded firsts local 22'xc. cars 22 3 .ic; current receipts 21'.4C. Poultry: Live, 1 car. 22 trucks, hens easier, balance steady: hens 4^ Ibs. up IBc, less than 4 : / 2 Ibs. 19c; Leghorn hens 13c; springs colored 15'/ac; Plymouth and White Rock 17c: colored broilers 20c: White Rock 20c: Plymouth Rock 21c; Lcchorn chickens 12c; roosters 12c: Leghorn roosters lie; turkeys: Hens 16'.2C, young toms 14c. old 13c. No. 2 turkeys : ducks 4 ! 3 Ibs. up white and colored l.ic, small white and colored lie: northern Reese 14c, southern £eesc 13c; capons ~ Jbs. up 20c. less than 7 Ibs. I9c. NEW YORK PRODUCE (Thursday Market) NEW YORK. (/P>—Butter 8.229. easier: creamery higher than extra .T4-''4f£/35 l .jc; extra (92 score) 34'/<(234 l/ ic; other prices unchanged. Cheese 124,819. firm and unchanged. Epg.s 18,092? unsettled: mi> p ed colors, special packs 26fa2G'.|.-c: standards 25',jc: firsts 24 J /4C: average checks 22c: refrigerator firsts 21 c; checks llic; oilier mixed colors unchanged. Live poultry weak: by freight, chickens: Rocks 20c. colored mixed with Rocks unquoted, Leghorn 12ffil3e: fowls: Colored 19r(i2Ic. Leghorn 14fil6c: roosters 12c; turkeys 14iS21c; ducks 15ifJI6c. Clemence Gorkowski, route 2. was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for a minor operation. D. W. McGarry, Rockwell, was admitted to the Story hospital Wednesday for treatment. Fred Tieske. 1618 Adams avenue northwest, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following treatment. George Ott, Clear Lake, was admitted' to the Park hospital Wednesday for treatment. Mrs. Fred Schmitt and infant son, 1020 Maple drive, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday. Miss Linda Herreman, 422 Delaware avenue northeast, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for treatment. Mrs. Lloyd Smith and infant I {_„ daughter, Manly, were dismissed " ' from the Mercy hospital Wednesday. Mrs. K. V. Mace. 115 Seventh street northwest, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for treatment. Jim Banos, 1102 Third street southwest, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for a ma.ior operation. Mrs. C. A. Anderson. 229 Louisiana avenue southeast, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for a minor operation. Mrs. C. A. Kirby, 642 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for a major operation. George O'Neil, 110 Tenth street northwest, was admitted to the Park hospital Wednesday for a ma.ior operation. Mrs. Joseph Urich, Garner, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. F. C. Lent, route 4, was dismissed from the Park hospital her eyes were fixed on the door Wednesday following a minor operation. Leo Woisnak, 215 Carolina avenue southeast, .was admitted to tile Mercy hospital Wednesday for treatment. Carl Peterson, Nora Springs, behind him. "I must explain my presence here. I was returning from Paynton Manor where I had been to see Colonei Graham at his request. I lost my way, and stumbled over a root. I am afraid I have sprained my ankle.' 1 "It was lucky you were able to take shelter here," Selden said suavely. "I thought that perhaps Mr. Reid would have been here, and he could have gone for a doctor." "I have had some experience, can I be of assistance?" "I am afraid not," she said with a look of pain. "T have bound it up myself with a handkerchief — if you would be so kind as to fetch the doctor. I am afraid I can't walk all the way to the vi]- "I suppose you were hoping to find Miss Lawrence and the children here, and then Mr. Reid could have gone for the doctor," Selden said slowly. "I did hear that they were stopping here, but my only thougnt was to get help. I would not have disturbed them otherwise." "I think you were expecting someone else here," Selden said with a cold note in his voice that had suddenly become hard. "What do you mean?" The woman's face had gone dead white. "You were expecting your husband—Mr. Hucks, from the Bull -I automatic in his pocket. The pince-nez she aJ-Vi ^ys were clattered from face on the floor, and the dark staring eyes gleamed venomously at him. They remained silent, rigid, each listening for any sound from without. And then the stillness PKODUCE FCT0BES (Thursday Market) CHICAGO. (.Pi—Butter futures closed: Storage standards. Jan., 32%; Feb., 32-V, March, 32^. Egg futures: Refrigerator standards. Jan., is',1: Oct., 25',»; fresh graded firsts. Jan.. 22V,; Feb., 22%. Potato futures: Idaho Russets, Jan.. S3.08: March, No. 1. $3.78;; March, grade A. $3,47, NEW YORK SUGAR (Thursday Market) NEW YORK. OT—Raw sugar, 3.85. or points below last paid. Futures broke to 9 points in No. 3 contract. No. 4 con- ract declined 1 or 2 points. Jan. No. 3, 96 and July. 2.87; May No. 4. 1.21. and Sept.. 1.24'.i. Refined unchanged at 5.00 or fine granulated. GOVERNMENT BONDS (Thursday Market) NEW YORK, [/Ti—U. S. bonds closed: Treasury 4',-is, 47-52, 120.23. Treasury 4s. 44-54. 114.25. Treasury .Vis. 40-43, .Tune, 107.6. Treasury 3 3 is, 43-47, 110. .,, Treasury .IJis. 46-49. 108.15.- Treasury 3 5 , 51-55, 106.24. ' pital Wednesday following a ma- I ior operation. j Robert May, Kanawha. was dis- j •Hissed from the Mercy hospital i Wednesday following a major op- ' eration. Mrs. Robert Dunlap and infant son, West Haven, were dismissed from the Park^hospital Wednesday. INVESTMENT TRUSTS fBy The Associated Press) Bid and A&ked Thursday. Corp Tr Sh Corp Tr Sh AA Mod Corn Tr Sh Ac Scr . Corp Tr Ac Ser Mod Dividend Sh Maryland Fund Nationwide Sec ...... Nationwide Sec vie .. Nor Amcr Tr Sh Nor Amcr Tr Sh 1955 Quarterly Inc Sh Selected Am Sh Inc . Super Corp Am Tr A U S El L, & P A U S El L & P B U S El L & P vie ... 3.11 . 3.77 . 2.97 . 3.77 . 2.05 , 10.3S . 4.9S . 2.14 , 2.92 . 2.79 19.36 15..11 4.30 21.375 3.51 1.27 2.20 5.06 2.30 21.21 17.31 4.55 21.875 3.61 1.35 Nearly half a million children in the first four grades of American schools, it is estimated on the basis of a PWA study in New York City, are in need of special treatment to improve their eyesight.—United States News. was broken by the dreadful sound of the baying of the bloodhounds. The woman half rose from her couch and a ghastly look of horror came to her face. She placed her hand on the glass that stood half full on the table, and raised it. "Stop, put that down!" Selden shouted, and snatched the glass from her. flinging it to the floor. "Not that way. Mrs. Hucks." he said, and the woman dropped with a moan down on the couch, covering her face with her hands. They listened in silence, only the dreary sound of the rain pattering on the windows like leaves on a coffin broke the stillness. And then the sounds came nearer, a hideous discordant lust for blood in the bell-like notes, and Selden rushed to the door, drawing his automatic. An awful scream split the night and then the sound of shots. Selden wrenched the door open, and the rain blew in with a gust 'of sudden wind. Mrs. Thornton, with a look of unutterable horror on her face, had slipped from the couch, and ran after him, her ankle suddenly recovered. Selden rushed in the direction of the shots. By the old oak, at the corner of the little garden, his electric torch revealed a ghastly sight A man was lying on the ground, while two • enormous hounds were sprawled on his body. Selden tugged^ at the' dead hounds, and then even his strong nerve nearly gave way. The white gleaming teeth of a bloodhound short. "Never trace of sympathy in his voice. "It was a terrible end, Mrs. Hucks, but it has saved him from the gallows. It is not as I had planned, but perhaps it is best." There was the sound of a car drawing up outside the cottage, and Hutchins came forward briskly, followed by his two men. "What's all this Selden? We heard a deuce of a noise going on -—pistol shots and what sounded like those infernal bloodhounds." "I will explain everything to you. Hutchins, as is only right, but briefly, Hucks was coming here with murderous intent, with the help of his wife, who has posed as Mrs. Thornton up till now. Hucks has been killed by the bloodhounds. Mrs. Hucks is lamenting over him. You had better get your men to carry the body into the cottage." "Hucks — Mrs. Thornton! Are you had, Selden?" "They are the murderers of Sir Henry Serevinge, and would have murdered the Severinge children if they had been given the chance. But there is no time to lose. Leave one of your men here to take charge of this wretched woman, though I don't think she will give much trouble—she seems half demented. But handcuff her, for she has already attempted suicide." "But what are we going to do?" Hutchins said, absolutely bewildered by these revelations and half doubting Selden's sanity. "We are going to Paynton. Manor, and I pray heaven we are not too late." "Colonel Graham—but why?" Selden uttered a quick ejaculation, and pointed. "Lord! We haven't a moment to lose." Over the treetops a lurid glow lit the sky and showed through the driving rain. Can your man drive?" he asked quickly, running to the car. "He drove us here," Hutchins replied, sensing something of the meaning of that ominous glow. "Then let him get in and drive like mad to the village, and phone for fire brigades from Grinfold and Poolbridge." Selden cast a. glance of anger at the miserable woman, who was muttering and sobbing on the floor. "This is your doing, I expect. Come on, Hutchins. it's quicker over the fields." Selden led the way with unerring instinct; for he had become accustomed to every inch of the terrain since he had been on the case. He cut across one field into a track that led out into the main drive, where the house was in full view. A great column of smoke and flame shot up as they approached, and the sound of shouting and running feet came to their ears. "Heavens! Graham has dug his own grave if I am not mistaken!" Selden cried. The Indian syce came running towards them, followed by Coats. "My master!" the Indian panted: "he is in his private room at the top. We have tried to reach it, but the staircase is on fire." "Get a ladder!" Selden shouted, for the crackling of the fire was now loud and insistent. "There is no ladder in the place," Coats informed them. "The Colonel would not have one here; he was afraid of attack." One glance inside the hall door was enough; within was a raging inferno. The servants, all Indians, were gabbering excitedly in a group, making no effort to rescue even the furniture. The fire had started on the first story, near the Colonel's private stairwa}' to his roof sanctum, and the first thing that the Indians on duty had known was that volumes of smoke were pouring down the stairs. According to Graham's stringent orders every door was locked, and every window shuttered and padlocked. "If ever a man compassed his own doom through over-caution, Graham is the man," Selden said , bitterly. "I don't understand a single thing of what is happening," Kutchins grumbled. The distant sound of fir« engines tearing up the drive overpowered the noise of the burning, and as they watched a window cracked and broke, and the burning shutter behind fell out on the flower bed below. Selden turned to Hutchins. "Colonel Graham was in mortal dread of his life. He took every precaution he could, as an old soldier. He barred up his house from attack—he had trusty Indian servants, and bloodhounds turned loose—doubtless he felt secure enough. But he had constructed on the roof for complete security a room cat off by a sliding staircase and steel shutters. The fire started just below the room—I think we can guess who started it^-and he has been caught like a fat in at trap." (To Be Continued) Mitchell Beats Orchard. M I T C H E L L—Mitchell hi eh school nosed out Orchard. 19 to 18, in a county conference basketball game Tuesday night, while the Orchard reserves won 29 to 20.

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