Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 7, 1933 · Page 12
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 7, 1933
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TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE GAZETTE DECEMBEE 7 1933 JAPANESE PERIL TUNA INDUSTRY American Fishermen Unable to Compete With Cheap Competing Labor. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 7.--A two year battle for trade supremacy between American and Japanese tuna packers is rapidly approaching a dramatic close with a tie-up of all tuna fishing boats and canneries scheduled for Dec. 10, says advice received : from Paul H. Steele, vice president of the Westgate Sea Products company of San Diego. With American employes averaging from ?3 to §3.50 a day in wages pitted against Japanese coolie labor estimated at 20 cents to 30 cents a day and Japanese tuna reported as being delivered at far eastern canneries at as low as 520 a ton against a price to American fishermen of ?100 a ton, there just isn't anything in it for the millions of dollars in American capital the industry has invested in Southern California. American Pack Preferred. American housewives, canners aver, prefer the American pack, but with the Japanese yen standing at a ratio of 30 in foreign money markets as compared with a norm of 49.65, the Japanese product leaps into an insurmountable price advantage. In a desperate last minute appeal to Washington authorities, the canneries are climaxing months of effort to gain official recognition of their plight which is closely allied with 100,000 people living in Southern California who will be denied their right to earn a livelihood if the Japanese invasion is not drastically checked. The 100 per cent co-operation of the American tuna industry in the president's NRA campaign has resulted in further increase of packing costs, which, in the face of more aggressive importations from the far east, threatens to throw 10,000 families out of a means of support in the city of San Diego alone. Fleet Tied in Harbor. If you like statistics, Japanese tuna importations increased 538 .per cent in 1932 and havo shot up 300 per cent over that figure this year until they account for 600,000 cases. The tie-up will find a tuna fishing fleet valued at 53,500,000 in southern California waters and canneries worth 56,500,000 with their doors barred to the thousands of American workers who depend on the industry for sustenance. Government recognition of the packer's plight and immediate action is held by -.Steele as the only salvation of the trade which has tor two years waged such an uneven battle against coolie labor and unfavorable price of the yen. Here and There Book Club Entertained. ROWAN--The Book club held its regular monthly meeting: in the Clint Kercheval home Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kercheval acting' as assistant hosts. Mr. Peach had charge of the program after which a Christmas tree was enjoyed, each person present receiving a gift. Ralph Adamson, county agent, gave a talk on corn sealing and the corn-hog program for next year. Goes to Des Moines. LATIMER--Mrs. Henry Bicknese has gone to Des Moines to remain through the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Jesse CeiK Mrs Bickneso has been in Latimer through the-summer with another daughter. Mrs. Peter Sorensen. Will Go to Oregon. KANAWHA--Mr.'and Mrs. L. S Larson sold their household goods and farming equipment at public LIFELIKE TEETH FREE! Buy One Plate We make you one Absolutely Free Regardless of the price of the plate you select, we will make you another plate of equal quality absolutely FREE. For Instance if ynu buy a lower plate, we make the upper plate FREE. Guaranteed Plates As Low As $10 If yea arteci a $10 plate, this ivonlil mafce your plates coat you $3 each. "Craven" Plates are sold only In CRAVEN'S EXCLUSIVE Plate Shoppes (UfellkB Teeth) n you deAlre Information about Ptn1e»--WRITE--You will be nn- awerefl by return mail, 18 1st St. S. E., Mason City 620 Grand Avc. 408 Locust St. Des Molucs 412 Nebraska St., Sioux City All Grnnnd Floor T^rallnnR. No riiones--You Do Not Need An Appointment. uction yesterday at the Ed Hanon farm on which they have been enants. Next week they will eave for their new home in tee tate of Oregon. Home From Iowa City. HAMPTON-- Mrs. Charles Sav- je returned from Iowa City where ic spent the past week as a pa- ent in the University hospital. Completion Is Celebrated. BELMOND--The local Odd Fel- )ws and Rebekahs enjoyed an oys- er supper in the lodge rooms, uesday evening, following the reg- lar business meeting of the Odd Bellows. The event celebrated the ompletlon of the retiring of all ens against their property, there-. y averting the sale of the build- ng. All bondholders were invited as guests. Will Go to New Orleans. CLARION--U. B. .Tracy and W. V. Stark will leave Friday for New Means to spend the winter. Mrs. M. Hartsock will accompany hem to Keokuk to visit her daugh- er, Mrs. Thomas Joyce, there. Plans Annual Bazar. LUVERNE--The annual Presny- erian church supper will be held n the Community hall Saturday fternoon and evening. Mrs. Johnson O. E. S. Head. QSAGE--Bethany chapter of the Eastern Star Monday evening elcted: Worthy matron, Mrs. Harry "ohnson; associate matron, Mrs. Ben Chatman; associate patron, tVilliam - Kunz; worthy patron, Max Katz; treasurer, Mrs. Ray liimmings; secretary, Mrs. H. E. iaRue. Entertain at Bridge. CARPENTER--Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Smith entertained at a bridge arty at their home Tuesday evening; Mrs. Stanley Sefert had high score and Mrs. Grace Roberts, lowest score. Return to Iowa City. KANAWHA--Mr. and Mrs. Henry Newell have returned to their home in Iowa City after a three months stay at the home of their daughter, Mrs. H. J. Johnson. Playlet Is Presented. CORWITH--The Woman's Home ilissionary society met Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church oarlors with Mrs. Ed Oxley and .Irs. John Chambers as hostesses Mrs. Jennie Sawyer led ttie lesson on "Road Menders of Nazareth.' A playlet, "There's a Song in the Air," was given by a group of the members. D. of R. Group Formed. LELAND--A meeting for organizing a Daughters of Reforma- n society in Our Savior's Luthran church was held Tuesday eve- ling at the home of Mr. and Mrs. \, O. Carlson west of town. About 0 young- women attended. Mrs. larion HuRlen was elected leader; iunlce I. Charlson, vice president; da Rorem, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Benson Leader. S WALED ALE--The women at he Farm Bureau met Tuesday af- ernoon at the schoolhouse and elected Mrs. J. P. Benson, leader and Mrs. H. Cogswell, ·. assistant- ttisa Kittie Hemphill, secretary ant treasurer. iardman, Resident of Butler County All His Life, Buried in Greene GREENE, Dec. 7.--Funeral serves for O. W. Hardman, who died uesday morning at his home, ere held tin's afternoon at the M. . church with the Rev. L. A. Gusafson officiating. Mr. Hardman, 7, was born in Butter county, here he spent all of his life He nd his family moved to Greene 16 ears ago, where he since resided, e was Butler county supervisor vo years. Besides his wife he is urvived by two sons, Glen of Cal- ornia and Homer of Minnesota; ne daughter, Mrs. H. Witwer, two randchildren and one sister, Mrs. ". E. Wegand. HOTEL MOW k CEDAR RAPIDS,.' IOWA NEW LOW RATES IN CEDAR RAPIDS' LEADING HOTEL Rooms Without Bath 1 50 On» Clod from Union Elation B* Sur. ln d Visit Th N.w MONTROSE COFFEE SHOP featuring Srjnt WooJ'i Famous farn Iff* rnurfth. Wil Hold Declam. WHTTTEMORE--The public high chool will hold its declamatory ontest Sunday evening in the Academy hall. Mrs. Clark, Dr. Kessel Speak to Club at Cresco CRESCO, Dec. 7.--Mrs. L. W. Clark of Chester was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Woman's club at Cresco Tuesday evening, Dec. 5. A member of the public health committee, she told some interesting things in regard to the work of the health department. Dr. George Kessel gave a talk on health problems. Mrs. Bigalk Named Head of Cresco Mission Group CRESCO Dec. 7.--The Woman's Missionary society of the Evangelical church Tuesday afternoon elected Mrs. Albert Bigalk, president; Mrs. Ed Schuman, vice president; Mrs. John Walter, secretary; Mrs. H. Wohlsdorf, treasurer; heads of branch societies, Mra. Park E. Miller, Mrs. Ted Aberg, Herman Miller, OBlsie Acgerter, Mrs. Paul Powers and Mrs. William Cook. Schultz, 77, Grafton Retired Farmer, Dies Charles J. Schultz, 77, Grafton, died Thursday morning at a Mason City hospital following a major operation. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Katheryn, and son, Edward L., and other close relatives, survive him. The body was taken to Grafton for burial. Play at School Given by Instructors at Hayfield HAYFIELD, Dec. 7.--The consolidated school faculty members, assisted by Mrs. A. M. Sarchett, Orville Hickok and Neil Taylor, presented a three act comedy, "Blow Your Horn," Tuesday night to a capacity crowd in the school gym. The leading roles were taken by Miss Gauger and Mr. and Mrs. Craft. Women members of the faculty furnished music between acts. . Santa Makes Hfa Headquarters in MERKEL'S TOYLANB Boys and Girls! Santa will be in Merkel's Toyland Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 and Saturday evening from 7 to 8:30. He will be delighted to greet all of you so have your mothers and dads bring you in. Tell him what you want him to bring you for Christmas or bring your letter in and put it in his mailbox. AMERICAN FLYER ELECTRIC TRAINS As Illustrated $2.98 The most thrilling toy to f g i v e a boy! Electrically lighted locomotive, tender, three passenger or freight cars, eight curved sections of track and transformer. Others from S-4.9S to $9.90. "Wind-up mechanical trains ?1 to $2.75. "Baby Evelyn" An Effanbee Doll The most thrilling toy for the little girl is a doll. Bab3- Evelyn is a beauty with soft body, the cutest face, organdy dress with slip and bonnet to match the dress, rubber panties, ankle socks and white shoes. 14 inch at 52.50. 17 inch at 53.50; 19 inch at S4.9S and 22 inch at 55.98. Other E£- fanbee Dolls from SI to $10. Other dolls 50c and up. $10 This is a real practical machine for the older boy. He can make scrolls, jig saw puzzles and countless other things with ease. Substantially constructed and electrically driven. Made by Gilbert. OH BOY! BE A MASTER CRAFTSMAN How many of these things would you like to have? Treasure Chest-ladder--tree platform--dog house--racing coaster wagon. You can build them all and hundreds mote widi a Gilbert Dig Boy Tool Chest. Gilbert Tools are real craftsmen's tools. Great steel saws that bite through wood like a knife through butter. Hammers that drive nails home in a hurry. Chisels, braces and bits and lots of other useful tools; Come in and see these wonderful tool chests. Bring your. Dad. $5.9O to $1O.9O /"[TV JL Oy ,.oo Big and well construct- § ed trucks with movable swivel spotlights and brass finished reflectors. There are Covered Army Trucks, Dump Trucks, Hook and Ladders, Mail Trucks, Wrecking Auto (illustrated) and Farm Wagon. , HELLO BOYS! .You're a REAL ENGINEER when you have a N E W l How would you like to build a big motor truck? Put it together--piece by piece--with your own hands. How would you like to construct a giant steam above!, with a real electric motor--a drawbridge that actually opens and doses--an airplane--and dozens of other engineering marvels? It's fun being an Engineer. And that's just what you are when you have a New Erector. Here's more big news. The makers of Erector are having a big Prire Contest this year. First prize is a free trip to Panama Canal or Empire State Building or any other engineering project in the U. S. Second prize: Chevrolet automobile. And over 1,000 other prizes. See the New Erectors today and Ret your free entry blank for the Prize Contest. Erector sets start a. $1.00. .es $4.98 to $8.90 A nice, big trike in bright blue trimmed in white with fender and back steps as illustrated costs only 55.98. A similar one at $4.98. A snappy model with ball bearings, bell and leather tool box at J8.90. Automobiles $9.90 A dandy car with electric headlights, embossed Vrradiator, one- piece stream line crown fenders, transfer on dash board, French horn, windshield, adjustable pedals, roller bearing at four friction points, 10- inch roller bearing double disc wheels with auto tread tires and jumbo hub caps. FrankI, Merchant at Irvington, Is Buried IRVINGTON, Dec. 7.--Funeral services for Martin Prank] 41, who tiier] Saturday evening from a fractured skull, received when struck by a falling tree, were held at the Catholic church, Algona. Mr. FrankI had been a merchant in Irvington more than 21 years. Twelve years ago he built a home in Algona and had lived there with his family since. He drove' to and from his work each dny. Mr. FrankI was'born in 1SS2 on a farm near here. When a young man, he bought a share in the store of his brother, Barney, here. In 1915, he was married to Sadie Kearney at Tama. Three children were born to them, Daniel, who was killed in 1932 at the age of 16 years, when he fell from a tree; John, 16, who is at home, and Alary, who died in infancy. He. also leaves a mother, Mrs. Joe FrankI, Algona, and several brothers and sisters. A total of 425 students at the University of North Carolina have regular or part-time jobs. Troutner Named Head of Big 4 Fair Association NASHUA, Dec. 7.--At a meeting of stockholders of the Big Four Fair association, Including Bremer, Butler, Floyd and Chickasaw counties, the following officers Tuesday were elected: Directors: R. R. Walte, A. I A. Goodell, R. A. Nafus, Kendell ! Lynesr, FrAnk Scales; president, f Homer Troutner; vice president, Dr. ! J. McDannell; secretary, Norton | Bloom; treasurer, W. H. Christian: sen. ' ; WHY WAIT When You Can Mtiy Fine Winter Coats AT SHARPLY REDUCED PRICES NOW $16 $18 $24 $28 and better TJsually you have to wait until' January for reductions like this but the mild weather has retarded the coat business and forced prices down. At these prices they are rapidly being- picked over so do not delay--later you may not find what you want. A SHOE SALE If There Ever Was One $1»7 Think of it! Here are shoes made to sell at §4.95 to 56.95--and worth ill There are about 300 pairs in the lot! All styles, colors and sizes but not all sizes in each, style. Hurry and get here while . there ia still a good selection! S The balance of our entire stock consisting of all new fall shoes in suede, kid, reptile and crepe--pumps, straps and oxfords--· Cuban, spike and boulevard heels. Regularly 54.95 to 55.95. Special! All $1.95 Ladies' Overshoes, your choice _ _ $]|I9 THE SPIRIT OP CHRISTMAS IN DECORATIONS" THAT ARE DIFFERENT Baskets Holly Trees Window Wreaths Christmas Bella Table Centers Glo Lite Trees Bell Hangers Prices are very reasonable . . . only lOc up. Merkel's Millinery Department A Christmas Sale of Blankets COTTON BLANKETS $1.79 pr. Plaid double blankets woven of soft fluffy cotton, size 72xS-l. MERKEL'S ECONOMY BASEMENT SHEET BLANKETS 57c and 79c Cotton sheet blankets in blaids. Sizes 66x76 at 57c and 72x8-1 at 79c. MERKEL'S ECONOMY BASEMENT Give blankets for Christmas! Not a bad idea, is it? Especially when you can purchase lovely blankets at special sale prices. WOOL BLANKETS $7.49 All wool, extra heavy pure virgin wool, soft, warm, luxurious! Two-inch satin binding on all four sides. In all fashionable colors, size 72x84. MERKEL'S FIRST FLOOR KENWOOD BLANKETS, $4.95 Such a value! In beautiful, soft, pastel shades bound with satin, size 72x84. Regularly §5.35. MERKEL'S FIRST FLOOR PART WOOL, $3.59 Block plaidg in rose, blue, gold, green and orchid, bound -with satin, size 72x90. MERKEL'S FIRST FLOOR TWO-TONE BLANKETS, $4.69 Blankets of 83% wool with duo-tone satin binding. The color combinations are rose with blue, rose with gold, blue with peach, rose with green and orchid with green. Size 72x90. MERKEL'S FIRST FLOOR PART WOOL, pr. $2.69 to $3.49 Double blankets in green, rose, blue, gold and orchid plaids with three-inch sateen bindings. Three sizes--70x80 at $2.69; 72x8i at $2.80; 72x90 at $3.49. MERKEL'S ECONOMY BASEMENT FAMOUS ONE-VOLUME EDITIONS, $1 A book is a gift that will live indefinitely especially if it is one of the classic* Bound in genuine sheepi'kin leather, 24 karat gold stamping, flexible binding, fine quality paper. There are 30 titles to select from. A gift you may be proud of. MERKEL'S FIRST FLOOR / I'f ft

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