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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 23 1936 HOGS ADVANCE ON SLIM RECEIPTS RISE 25 CENTS TO $10,50 PEAK Cattle Steady to 25 Cents Higher and 25 Higher Asked for Lambs. CHICAGO, Jan. 23. '#--Thin livestock supplies as a result of cold weather caused another advance in prices today. Hogs rose 25 cents to an early top of .$10.50 a hundredweight, highest since Oct. 21, 1935. Cattle were steady to 25 cents higher'and lamb sellers were asking that much advance. The trade had had only 4,000 fresh hogs, the smallest, midweek run in months, and half of these were billed direct. Only 2,000 fresh cattle and 4,000 sheep were on hand. Most hog sales were made at the 25 cents higher level with the few choice mediumweights available selling at $10.35 to ?10.50 in early rounds. Some were held for more. The cattle trade was not as active as yesterday and no steers comparable to those which, brought the Wednesday $13 top were available. The general market was strong, the best early -price of $13.25 being paid for yearlings. Holders of fat lambs were asking ?10.75 to $10.90 but most bidr were around $10.50. Hog Markets HWVCK8T HOOS Hoc prices at midwest markets Thursday: 1VATKRI.OO--HORS 10 cents higher. Good (o choice 140-150 Jos. f8.50®8,80; 150-160 Ibs. $S.75®9.U5: 160-180 Ibs. $9.25^9.55; 280-250 Iba. J9.509.80; 250-290 Iba. S9.-JOSJ' 9.70; 290-325 Ibs. J9.30ft9.60; 325-350 IDS. 59.20fo9.50: packing sows 273-350 Ibs. 58.40 fcS.70; 350-125 Ibs. 58.»J@8.50; 125-550 IDs. f8.05Yli8.3I. CEJJAB BAPIDS--Hosa 150-160 I°s. S9.JO O9.35: 160-170 Ibs. $9.30@9.60; 170-180 Ibs. S9.50ffl9.75; 180-250 Ibs. $9.60199.85; 250270 Ibs. J9.55I39.80; 270-290 Ibs, S9.45tj 8.70: 290-325 Jos. J9.35®D.«0; 325-350 Iba. $9.25Sl'9.50: ROOd packers 275-350 Ibs. J8.45 fii'8.70: 350-425 Ibs. SS.25^8.50; 425-500 Ibs. $8.05®8.30; 500-550 Ibs. $7.85®8.10. OTTUMWA--AH hog grades 10 cents biph- er; 140-150 Ibs., S3.85 to'.'S9.15: 150-160 His.. 59.05 to $9.35; 160-180 Ibs.. $9.25 to $9,55: 380-250 Ib".. $9.45 lo S9.75; 2r»0-290 Itw., $9.35 to $9.65: 290-325 Ibs.. $9.15 to $9.15; 325-350 Ibs.. $9.05 to $9.35; 350-400 Ibs., $8.85 to $9.15; packers. 275-350 Ibs., $8.45 to $S.75; 350-425 Ibs.. $8.25 to J8.55; 425-450 Ibs.. $8.05 to S8.35. AUSTIN--Hogf: Market 10 cents hicher on sows; 15 cents tilKher on butchers; coorl to choice 180-200 Ibs.. $9.60 to $9.90; 200-250 Ibs.. $9.60 to S9.90: 250-290 IDs.. $9.10 to $9.70: 290-350 Ibs.. $9.15 to 59.45; packing sows, good, all weights, 275-550 Iba., $5.20 to ?8.80. Mason City Livestock MASON CITY, Jan. 23.-HOGS Ton cents hipher. Sood light lights ...: 140-160 $8.85-9.15 Good lights 160-180 $9.30-9.60 Good Ilsht butchers 180-250 S3.50-9.81 Good med. wt. butchers 250-270 $9.40-9.70 Good med wt. butchers 270-290 $9.30-9.60 Good heavy butchers .. 290-325 $9.20-9.50 Good heavy butchers ,, 325-350 $9.10-0.40 Good heavy hutcher" .. 350-400 $8.80-9.1 Good packing sows 275-350 SS.40-6.7o Good heavy sows 350-425 S8.20-S.5C Good Mb heavy sows .. 425-550 SS.05-8.3l Good hiK heavy sows 550 and up $7.80-8.10 (The above is a 10:30 truck JIOK market lor sood and choice hogs. The difference In rrice is lor short and long haul hogs.) CATTLE Steers, good to choica J 9.00-10.50 6.00- 7.50 i 7.00- 8.60 X 5.00- 7.00 S 4.0U- S 4.SO- 5.25 Jl 4.00- 4.50 S 3.75- 4.25 £ 3.25- 3.75 $ 4.SO- 5.25 S 4.00- 4.50 Stceifi! medium to good ~ S 7.50- 9.00 Steers rail- to medium .... * "" Heifens, Rood to tholca ..... Heifers, medium to £* ·--' Heifers, ccmnioQ to medium , Cm's t good to choice Cows, fair to good · Cows, cutters « .**.«-- Cows, canner* Bulls, heavy ,........,.-.. Calves, rd 'and "choice 130-190 $5.50-9.00 Calwjs, wed, 10 good 130-190 S 7.50-8.00 Calves, inter, to com. 130-180 ¥ 7.50 affwo LAMBS Yearlings, good to cilolce 70-90 S4.25-8.5U Xearllngs, med. to good -- 70-90 S3.25-4.2S Yearliucs iair ta medium ..-· 53.25-4.25 cSa T. -V- $3.25down :Lambs ( good to choice ... 70-90 SJ.75-9.50 Lambs, medium to pood S7.25-8.25 Lambs, fair to medium S5.75-fa.75 Common to fair - *5.ia down Native ewes, eoocf to choice Cull ewes .·· Bucks Wethers, 2 years old ..... Wethers, poor to best .,.«- Buck, lambs $1 lew. jSo dock on lambs. Quotations subject to market fluctuation*. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO, Jan. 23. tin--U. S. department of agriculture-, HOGS 4.000; including 2,000 direct; roost- l ly 25 cents hisher than Wednesday's average' few 220 to 2SO Ibs, 510.30(^10.50; early top 510.50; some held hipher; good to choice 140 to 160 Ibs. $10.25; few sows $9.25 g 9.50. CA1TX.E 2,000; calves 100; another storm market but not fully as active as Wednesday; peneraliy steady to 25c higher: mostly strong; steers predominating; bulk selling at SS5J.11; best 513.25 paid for yearlings; moderate supply $7.75 down to S7.25; these as well as better grades sharply higher than Monday but market largely a fictitious affair due to FUpply abridgment following sub sezo weather; heifers strong; prime kinds $11-60; bulk short feds SS.75 down to S7; other classes strong. SHKEl* 4.000; fat lambs in fairly broad demand: early undertone strong to hicher; asking 25c and more advance; sheep strong with maiket supported only by small numbers; fat lambs bid upward *.o $10.50. now ashing $10.75ff 10.90 and above; desirable ewes upward io 55 and 55.50. SJOL'X C1T1' LIVESTOCK SIOUX CITY. Jan. 23. i.Y--U. S. department, or agriculture-CATTLE 1.500; siearty lo stronp: steers Slf) down; heifers $7 down; cows 51.755-6; cutters 54?'4.50» HOG-S 2,000; 25 cents higher; fop 510; 371-300 Ibs. $9.85(^10: sows SS.7. t i'a9. SHEEP 2,500; no action; undertone firm; lambs held above 510.50. KANSAS C1T1" LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY, Jan, 23. C-pJ--(U. S. department of agriculture)--HOGS--2,500; 4SO direct; uneven; opened fairly active; 25 to 35 cents higher than Wednesday's average; later 1rade slow, 15 to 25 cents higher; top. 510.25; desirable 150-300 Ibs.. 510 to $10.25; sows, 5S-50 to 59; few, 59.25. * CATTLE--2,000; calves, 500; killing classes of. cattle opening steady to strong; quality generally raiher plain; vealers steady to 50 cents higher; stackers and feeder classes sl"w at the week's previous decline; good 1351 Ib. fed steers, $10.50; bulk short fed steers eligible to sell from S7 to SS-50; load yearling Jisi/ers. $8.35: butcher COWE mostly 54.75 to .$5.30; low cutters and cutters. S3.50 to Si.50; practical top vealers, $11. SHEEP--3,000; no lambs sold early; asking sharpy higher; sheep firm; best fvd Iambs held above S10.60; fed ewes, 54.75. OMAHA. LIVESTOCK OMAHA. Jan. 23. U 11 )--(U. S. department n f - Agriculture*-- HOGS--3,500; io io 30 rents higher;-170-250 tbs., JP-55 to ?in.30: 1o Pt 510.10; 330-160 IDE.. 59.35 to 59-90; sow*. 58-75 to ?S.90. CATTLE--2.500; calves. 100; strong; fn 25 rents higher; sterrs and yearling. SS.50 t.« Si0.50; hpitcrs. $7 to $S: cows, $5 tr, ?p.2S: cutters, 54 lo S4.75; bulls, 55.75 to $6.35: SHEEP--6.SOO; steady; askinp 2^ cents or more higher; lambs, 10,25 to $10.30. SOUTH ST. PAUL LIVESTOCK SOUTH ST. PAUL. Jan. 23. .T:~(U. S, department of agriculture)--CATTLE--1.600; calves 400; steady; steers, ?6.75 to 510; heifers, 55.25 to $7.25; cows, 54.75 to SG.25; hulls, SS.50 to 56; cutters, $3.75 to S4.50. HOGS--I.000: 15 lo 25 cents higher; top, lf»; 160-300 Ibs- $9.55 to $10; sows mostly *9. SHEEP---1,500; a.cking sharply higher on lambs or upward to S10.50. Tooth Million Tears Old. SAN PJSDRO, CaL (UP)--A tooth measuring two ana one-half inches In length and estimated by a geologist of the California Institute of Technology to be approximately one million years old, has been unearthed here by CCC workers. The enamel is in ttn almost perfect state of preservation. COMBINED HOG RECEII'TS DKS MOINES, Jan. 23. IvT'--(U. S. department of agriculture)--Combined hog receipts at 22 concentration yards and 9 paclt- injj plants Jocatcrf In Interior Iowa and southern Minnesota, for the 24 hour period ended at S a. m, tfclay were 4.700, compared with 24.000 a week afio and 26.600 a year apo. Prices A to 15 cents, mostly 10 cents hic^" than Wednesday's average, trading fairly active; loading indicated heavier but not excessive. · Quotations follow: LlKht liKht.s. 140-160 IbP.. good and choice. 58.SO to 59.50; light weights. 160-1SO Ibs., $9-35 to S9.S5; 180-200 Ihp., S9-60 to 510,05; medium weight*. 200-220 Ibs., 59.60 to 510.05: 220-250 Ibs.. $9.60. to $10.05; heavy weights. 250-290 Ibs., 59.40 to $9.90; 290-350 Ibs.. 59.20 to $9.75; packing xows 275-350 Ibs,, coot!. 58-45 to 58.95; 350425 Ib?.. 58-25 '0 58.75; 425-550 Ibs., $S-10 to $8.85. LIVESTOCK FORECAST' CHICAGO, Jan, 23. t/P)--OfNcial estimated receipts tomorrow; Cattle, 1,000; hogs. 5.000; sheep 3,000. WHEAT MARKET FIRM AT CLOSE Reactions in Late Trading Nearly Wipe Out All Early Gams. CHICAGO, Jan. 23. #)--Reactions late today nearly wiped oat gains after new top fixtures on the present movement of wheat prices had been registered. Forecasts of slowly rising temperatures over domestic wheat territory, with snow probable, were an inducement to sellers. Canadian export business was estimated as totaling 600,000 bushels. Wheat closed firm, ^-% above yesterday's finish. May l.00%-1.01, com unchanged to '/» lower. May SO%-'/ 2 , oats also unchanged to % lower, and provisions unchanged to 2 cents off. CHICAGO CASH GRAIN CHICAGO. Jan. 23. (.71--Cub wheat--No. 2 red, S1.0G; part car; No. 3 red. SI, tough; No. 3 hard. $1.11, part car; No. 2 mixed, $1.10; No. 3 mixed,'51.01-~;i. Corn--No. 5 mixed, 56 to 56 J£; Kn. 4 yellow. 5S'i to 60; No. 5 yellow. 55 to 58; No. 4 white, 60 tl; Ko. 5 white, 56 to 5E; sample grade. 5214 to 5554. Oats--No. 2 white. 33: Iv'o. 3 white. 27 3 ; to 31: No. * white. 27 to 27^; sample gra 23!j to 25%. No rye. Soy beans--No. 2 yellow, 84 to S5 nom. ChicaKO; sample grade, 74 Vi chicaco. Barley--Actual sales. 68 to SI; iced, 30 to 16 nom.; malting. 54 to S5 nom. Tlmthy seed, J3.05 to 53.10 A cwt. Clover seed. 512 to S17.50 a qwl. Lard--Tierces, 511.05; loose. $10.50; bellies, SH.75. Mason City Grain Representative Sales REPRESENTATIVE SALES menl or asriculture) -- Representative sales HOGS Avar. AVK. Ushts -No. IVRl. 1'Hce 1.1 19S 1(1 Heavy-- 22 ISO 10 30' 289 S10.M 23 T77 10 12 2VS 10..IO 31 160 10 IS 271 10,40 Licht Liphtp -37 253 10,30 4.1 136 30 Mediums-- 38 142 9 25 248 10.40 6* 231 10.50 19 Til lf.40 7 210 10. .IS CATTI.B 5leers-- Heifers-24 %2 13.2.1 23 924 11 21 1203 12.nO 2R 91R ' 10 44 1230 11.00 15 RfiS 9 IS 1500 -W.50 IS 52.- S 20 1400 10. 0(1 12 730 7 TO 925 9.00 Cows-25 1050 8.3.1 fi 1223 7 20 1000 8.25 5 1214 fi 22 875 7.25 IS 1132 5 4 1017 4 3 916 4 SHEEP Fed Western Lambs -- Yearling Wethers-20 101 10:75 64. Ill 9 0(1 £9 10. 7.1 Slaughter Ewes -- 9R S5 10.60 11 109 5. Native Lambs-- S 120 5. 30 Sfi 10,75 6 190 5. 04 S9 10.60 35 r 25 00 25 no w 00 00 50 (10 SO on so iO 25 00 Miscellaneous POTATO MARKET CHICAGO. Jan. 23. V.-Tr (U. S. rtepa nent of agriculture) -- Potatoes. 2S: rack, 2IS; total U, S. shipments, 611: su ies moderate; no early trading accou ng cars. No sales reported. rt- on P- nt NEW 10RK SUGAR NEW YORK. Jan. 23. ;,T»-- Raw susar un- hanged to a shade higher; futures J point ower to 4 points higher. Retined was un- nanged. PUBLIC UTILITY AND INDUSTRIAL STOCKS Quoted by A. M. Schanhe and Company, Telephone 1300, aiason City. MASON CITY. Jan. 22.-Bid ArKed cnt St E 1 7T- pM (525 pfd) 11 '4 13 ent S! P L pfd 9'^ 10S hamplin Ref la 7^o pfd 75 reamfiry Package com 23 23 'ri learst cons A 23',i 23~t eo A Horrael A pfd 103 eo A Hormel B pfd 103 nterstate Power 7ri pfd ... 26 26 'A nterstate Power 6% pfd 21 23 owa Electric Co '^" pfri .. *fi IS owa Electric Co fiVirr pfcl .. 45 47 a Elcc Lt Power 7^ p f d . . - 71 73 a Elect Lt t Power 8« ft pfd S9 71 a Eire Lt Power 6Tc pfd . . 57 6555 a Power Light TT,, pfd 104 106 a power fc Light 6To pfd .... 100 102 a Public Serv ~^c pfd P2 94 a Public Serv S'.Sf! pfd .... 88 90 a Public Serv 6fo pfd. 87 89 a South Util 7f« pfd B5 67 a South Util 6T« pfd 55 60 linncsota P £ L 7% pfd 90 92 Northern St Power 7Ti pfd . . SI 82',£ Northern St Powsr QTc pfd .. 73'i 75 \' W Bell Tel e ^ f o pfd 'll6 : /i 118 W St Portland Cement .... 25 26 ?ath Packing 7J pfd 101 104 ?atn Packing 6To pfd 100 101 ioux City C El tTs pfd ... 85 87 Jnited Lt Rys rr° pfd S3 84« ;nr£cd Lt Rvs 6.36^ pfd . . 77 79 Jnited Lt Rys 6^ pfd 7fi 77£ vestern Grocer pfd 32 87 Vestern Grocer com 7H 8 /bH NUMSKUU. DEAR NOAH = WHEN A rAAN EATS A HOT- DOG, SHOUUD HE BE PREPARED F-OR THE \r\rtJRST? E.J.WEi-MAR BuFF/ViO, N.Y DEAR NOAH= WOULD A HONEY-- EE rAAD IF" A PAU.-ATE HER? ·WIUJArA Sfc6E- L.OVUELI., rAASS DEAR NOAH= SHOUUD YOU TAKE CHICKENS OUT SIDING IN THE. NEW BANTAM CARS ? A. M CABQ-THE f£S SIG.NAU MOUNTAIN, TC^NN. MASON CITY, Jan. 23, I No. 3 yellow corn ..44 ] /c No. 4 yellow new corn 42 J /-c Ear com .;jttc White oats No 3 22c Feeding barley .... . . 25-3?c No. 2 yellow soybeans 6oc THURSDAY GRAIN CLOSE CHICAGO. Jan. 23. ,.1«-- WHEAT-- H i p h Low Close .filly S9-'5 .SP'i .S9U CORN -May fi(l ;; .R(l% .fiO^ July .,,,. .MTj .fiO'i .fill!- OATS-Mav 2S=i .2fi-i .2S'i July 2.S's .27 ; * .27 7 s Sept .27--J .27S .27ti RYE-- July M'i -r,3'.i .53-11 BARLEY-Alay 43 £ LARD-- July 11.22 11.07 11.10 BELLIES-- THURSDAY GKAJX OI'K.V CHICAGO. Jan. 23. IjFi-- Open Close Close Today Yes'day Yr. Ago WHEAT- CORN-May fiO!i .fifl-li .fi.|«; OATS-May 2S»i .55 £ .51^ Julv 2S .28 .W.i Sept .271.4 .42 RYE-- BARLEY-May .43% .75',; LARD-Jan .11.1,5 12.75 Jrarch 11.07 BELLIES-May 14.47 15.70 .MINNEAPOLIS GKAIX MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 23. i.pt -- Wheat-- 35 cars; J .s cent higher; No. 1 hcavv dark northern, 60 Ibs.. S1.32»J to S1.3SS: No. 1 dark northern, 59 Ibe.. S1.30S to S1.375J; 5s Ibs., $1.2S5s to 51.36% ; fancy No. 1 hard Montana, 14 percent protein. SI. 27% to $1.30%: to arrive. SI. 26% to S1.29-S: (Trade of No. 1 dark hard, or No. I hard Montana w ntcr, $1.07«i to SI. 16%; No. 1 hard amber durum. S1.10U to S1.26 ] ' K : No. 1 red. S6 ] /4; May. S1^09«; July, ll.OJU: sept., 9SU. Corn-- No. 3 yellow, 55% to 57%. Oats -- No. 3 white, 26^ to 30-";i. OJIAHA GRAIN OMAHA. Jan. 23. f.T) -- Wheat -- No. 2 hard. SI. 11 to SI. 14; No. 3 hard, $1.03 to Sl-Oi; Ko. 1 hard. $1.01. CORN-- No. 4 white. 62 to 65: No. 5 white. 56 to 61; sample white. 51; No. 3 yellow, 58; No. 4 yellow, 56 3 ^; No. 5 yellow, 52 to M; No. 4 mixed, 63. KANSAS CIIV CHAIN' KANSAS CITY. Jan. 23. (ft-- Wheat -- 51 cars; unchanged to ^ cent up; No. 2 dark hard nom.. S1.06'i to 51.24^; No. 2 hard, S1.09',i to JLlOVs. Corn -- 25 cars; unchanged to U cent up; No. 2 white nom., 70J» to 73; No. 3 nom., 6614 to 69^: No. 2 yellow nom., 64 3 . to 66; A'f. 3. S3K-; JVo. 2 mised nom., 62 to 63; No. 3 nom., 60 to 61. Oats -- No receipts; unchanged; No. 2 white nom.. 30 to Slli; No. 3 nom., 2"3i to 30 Vi. Hides Quotations Furnished by Wolf Bros*, Inc T 308 Fifth Street Southwest. HORSE HIDES Horsthidcs - 53.00 ·GRREN B£EF HIDKS Up to 25 Ibs 1 c 25 to 45 Jlw Be More than eu Ibs, , , 6c Bull hides *o ·Cured hides half cent more a pound. (On above prices a cent higher to wholesale dealers in wholesale lots.) WOOL MABKKX cf agriculture) -- Sizable weights or fine wools were sold at very firm prices. Several lots ot average to pood French combing frt's and finer territory wools moved in original bags at 85 to s" cents scoured basis. Bulk strictly combing staple original bag lots or similar Srade brought around §S cents. A fairly large lot of fine Ohio a nd similar delaine or strictly combine si's and finer fleeces so3c! at around 34 cents in the grease which was estimated at around S8 cents scoured basis. Message Written in Snow. TOLEDO, ( UP ) --Newly-fallen snow gave youngsters of the St. Anthony's Orphanage the opportunity to do their good deed for the hospital across the street. Against a 7-foot wall, they fashioned letters nf snow. 3 feet hJgh, expressing their best wishes "to the sick." Stock List NEW YOKK STOCKS By Thr Associated rrfa« Air Kedtic ISIi McKess Rob «TU Slid Cont Pet 2751 Mont Ward 63'. Al cti * Dye Am can Am Sm ReC Am Sugar A T t T Am Ton B Am Wat Wks Anaconda Atchison Auburn Aviat Corp B 0 Barnsdall Bend Aviat Beth Steel Borden B'org Warner Can Dry Czn Pacific Case C * N W C * 5 W C. M St P i P C R T * P Chrysler Col G B Com Solv Comwlth Sou don Gas Cons Oil Conll Can contl OH Del Corn Prod Curt Wricbt Deere p[d Du Pont Gen Elcc Gen KOtid* Gen Motors Gillette Goodyear 111 cent Int Har lot Nick Can I T i T Johns Man Knenecott Kresce Lib 0 F LOPWS Maytag Morrell Murray Corp 160 Nash 100'A Natl Bisc 22"V Natl Cash Reg NatJ Dairy Natl Bis Nat Pow Lt .". N Y Cent 18 J 4 Nor Fee 1(i"i Oliver Farm 1!3% J C Penney Si;"'* Penn It R 26% Phillips Pet 6 s E c A P.RP Slcci Key Tot B Scars Roc Shell Union 5DC Vac So Pacific Sears Roe Shell Union Sot- Vac 50 par. 51 an Brand* Strt Oil Cal Strf Oil ind Sid Oil N J Stew War Stons it Web Studebaker Swjtt Co Tex Corp Tex Cult Sul Tim Roll Bear ZK Un Carb 17"s Un Pacific ^ItTit Unit Air 2lJ.i Unit Corp SIPA Unit Drup ISli U S Gypsum 17'i U S Rubber 3UB»i TJ S Steel 31% Warner Fix 3S*4 West El MfE 49^k Woolworth S2% Wrisley 7 Hi 16 89 S H't 21 U 125 83 li 20% 39'i 38% M 13% 1SH 37 li 23-li 22U- 29 llli 31% 26% 62 Vi 1SS fiZ',5 lS=i W5 38% in* ·in; 36 « Mil 20 1VK 10'A 74 'A 12(J J ,i ins-!.! 53 7SU GOVERNMENT BONDS NEW YORK. Jan. 23. (.-Pi--U. S. honds closed: Treasury -ris 47-52 115.11. Treasury .Is 44-54 111.9. Treasury S^R 40-43 J u n e 107.30. Treasury 3M 43-47 107.1. Treasury 3Us 46-49 104.2. Treasury 3s 51-55 102.30. ROYAL MOUNTED RIDES IN AUTOS Has More Motor Cars Than Horses But Name Will Not Be Changed. OTTAWA, Ont. (UP.)--Canada's famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police force has more motors than it ha$ horses but its name is not he be changed. Recently Sir James MacBrien, commissioner of the famous moun- ties, made a speech which was misinterpreted as a suggestion that in view of the changed conditions, the "mounted" should be dropped from the name of the organization. Public reaction was instant and unfavorable to any change. The name of the force speaks of its pioneering tradition and it is quite certain it will not be altered. Force Totals 2,573. The force consists of 91 officers, 2.148 non-commissioned officers and constables, 115 special constables and 219 members of the marine section, a total of 2,573 of all rank- For transport purposes it has 277 horses, 413 dog sleighs, 411 passenger automobiles, 34 motorcycles and 19 motor trucks. The marine section has 10 cruisers and patrol boats. The duties of the Royal Mounted Police are of almost infinite variety. It is engaged in the prevention of smuggling, on sea and land and in enforcement of the Excise act, the law against drugs and narcotics and sundry other federal acts, In six ni'ovinces by agreement with the Dominion government, the R. C. M. P. undertakes the duties of pro- incial forces and enforcement of the criminal code. Registers All Revolvers. The force has responsibility for the registration of pistols and revolvers--some 50,000 of them have been listed since this necessity was imposed by law--and the issuing of permits to carry such weapons. It performs such routine duties as the patrol of government buildings in Ottawa and of government driveways, the search for truant Indian children on the reservations to hunting rum-runners on the coasts and. enforcing law and order in the wild spaces of the sub-arctic. Isle Urged for Prison. SANTA CRUZ, Cal. (UP)--California may have a "Devil's Isle" of its own as a penal colony if the owners of Santa Cruz island, 30 miles off the Southern California coast, succeed in their efforts to dispose of it to the state for that purpose. It is declared escape- aroof. Pest Hunters Curbed. BERKELEY, Cal.. (UP)--Pest exterminators hereafter will be jbliged to pass an official examina- .ion, according to a new city ordinance. It is intended to protect house- lolders from human pests who in- Jst they know how to exterminate anything from bed bugs to termites. Apple Pics Promoted. WATSONVILLE, Cal., (UP)-Prizes for new recipes for making :he apple pie more seducing is one of the aces in the hole of the Inter- nationa] Apple club which has just launched its 1936 campaign. The club plans to double the worldwide consumption of apples this year. Electric Fly Trap Perfected. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, (UP)--New ways of "swatting the fly" with electricity have been devised by department of agriculture IP. South Africa. A flat screen of electrified bars fits over a window where insects are abundant. A fly coming in contact with the is immediately killed. STOCK MART IN BROAD ADVANCE Prices Lifted Fractions to 2 or More Points in Rapid Trading. NEW YORK, Jan. 23. W--Stocks leaped into the advance today and prices were lifted fractions to 2 or more points over a broad front. Conspicuous on the resumption of the upturn were the mines, aircrafts, rails and industrial specialties. In a morning buying surge the ticker tape fell a few minutes behind floor transactions. Realizing developed ,later and the pace slowed. Among 'the more active gainers were American Smelting, Howe Sound, Dome, U. S. Smelting, Cerro de Pasco, Douglas. United Aircraft, Boeing, Union Pacific, Nickel Plated Preferred, Southern Pacific, Colum- k'an Carbon, General Electric, Westinghouse, Case, Kennecott and Anaconda. Most of the utilities, motors and steels were slightly improved. The late tone was firm. Transfers approximated 2,600,000 shares. Curb Market NEW YORK. Jan, 23. l.Tj--Mines and a number ot industrial specialties pushed ahead on the curb market today. The general tone of the list was steady. There were a few soft spots, with losses or fractions to a point or so, including Axton Fisher "A," Parker Rust Proof, and Electric Bond and Share, Some of the earners or sizable fractions io more than a point -were Newmont, Bunker Hill afd Sullivan. Bliss, Lake Snore Mines. G u I C Oil of Pennsylvania, Dow Chemical, and Technicolor. Bond Mcrkefr NEW YORK. Jan. 23. Jl*--Modest gains predominated trtday in most 'divisions of the bond market. Trading was not particularly active. In the corporate division 'he improvement was principally (n the secondary classifies- lions. High grade loans were quiet and steady. U. S. government obligations moved narrowlv in cither direction. The trend in rails wa sa little mixed. Fair tins were scored by issues of Rock island, Erie. Illinois Central and Missouri Pacific. St. Paul and Santa Fe bonds cased a bit. Some ot f h e painers in other sections included Obligations of Columbia Gap. National Dairy. North American and walworth. In the foreign division Colombia, 6"s wpre | n demand at an advance o£ nearly a point, i 'hile Uruguay 6's lost as much. Produce MASON CITY, Jan. 23.-Cash Quotations by Morse Eggs, current receipts 15c Springs, heavy breeds ........ 16c Jeghorn springs -... *13c Stags, heavy breeds -,.14c Heavy hens, 4 Ibs. and over ... -I6c Under i Ibs I3c Cocks - 10c Turkeys, No. 1 20c eese 10c Ducks 12c Merchants Quotation*. Eggs, in trade 20-21c* Eggs, in cash lS-19c* Butter, Iowa State Brand 40c Butter, Corn Country 39c Butter, Kenyon's 39c Butter, Very Best 40c Butter, Brookfield 38c Potatoes, peck 30c and 45c ·EDITOR'S NOTE--These representative quotations were obtained y calling several grocery stores. CHICAGO PRODUCE CHICAGO. Jan. 23. LVt--Butter 4,fuS, f i r m ; creamery specials (93 score) 33= @ 34Uc; extras (92) 33Vic: e^tra lirsts (9J- 93 32V-#32vie; firsts (SS-S9) 31vj@3U : ic; ;econds" (86-S7) 32c; standards (.90 central- zed carlots) 33^-i.. ERJIS 5.08S, firm: extra firsts 24 ! .^c: Eresh craded firsts cars 2lc, Joca! t'3^c; current receipts 23c; refrigerator standards IS^ic. firsts ISc, CHICAGO FOCLTBV CHICAGO. Jan. 23. LT'i--Poultry, live, no arrivals: stiong, prices unchanged. Dressed turlteys firm; prices unchanged. NEW YORK POULTRY NEW YORK. Jan. 23. l.Ti--Live p o u l t r y sicady to firm. By freight: Fowls 20@24c: other freight grades unchanged. NEW YORK PRODUCE NEW YORK. .Tan. 23. (.TV-- Butter--5A1I, firm: creamery higher than extra. 35 to 33-\; extra (92 score), 34';: firsts (89-91 scores), 34 to 34 r i: centralised (80 score), 34K. Cheese--112.465. nuiet; prices unchanged. Eggs--18.485. tirm; mixed colors, special packs or selections from fresh receipts, 26ti LO 2S 1 ,!: standards and commercial standards, ·'S to 2 6 U : firsts. 25: seconds, 23 to 24: mediums. 40 Ibs., 22: dirties No. 1. 4.2 Ibs.. 22: average checks, 19 to 20: refrigerator standards. 22: firsts, 21; mediums, IS to 19; checks, 16, KANSAS cm: PRODUCE KANSAS CITY. Jan. 23. i.Tj--Eggs--21: creamery butter. 33 to 36; other produce unchanged. PRODUCE FUTURES CHICAGO. Jan. 23. i.PJr--Butter futures rtosed: storage standards. Jan., 32: Feb., 31V-: Match. 30=',: Nov.. 26'i. Egg futures: Refrigerator standards. Jan.. !i: oc)., 2 i : fresh graded firsts, Jan., 23'.;: Feb.. 19'-. MIX.NKAPOMS KLOt'K MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 23. I.Ti--Flour _lln- an^ed. Carload lots, f a m i l y patent?, S..20 ST.40 a barrel in 9S pound cotton sacl\s. Shipment*, 2S.111. Pure hran. Jl.-i.3tl to S16. Standard middlincs. $15 to .515,,'iO. One Roosevelt wrote a book called "Winning the West." The republicans are willing to help another Roosevelt gather plenty of material for one about losing it.-Worcester (Mass.) Evening Gazette. If the land-hungry Italians would only forget Ethiopia and get in touch with the AAA, which has any amount of idle land on its hands, some arrangement favorable to all parties misfit be made.--New York Times. A Missouri Warning. Listen, dear children: We democrats are your friends. We nre sitting up nights trying to keep republican loader* from shooting- Santa Claus.--Paris, Mo., Appeal, t MURDER UPSTAIRS ' By ADAM BUSS CHAPTER 55 "WHAT DO the police mean, Alice?" Lucy whispered, huskily, when Larrabee announced she would have to be searched. "They think, Lucy, that you knocked on Grace's door because you wanted to kill her." I know my answer was brutal, but the scream had unnerved me, too- "I know you haven't a knife or a gun on you, but they don't. However, I'll have to search you anyway." She only had on her nightgown under her bathrobe, and slippers on her feet, so it was easy. There was nothing hung about her neck, in the pockets of her bathrobe except a band- kerchief, and nothing in her loose slippers. "You don't believe " "Of course I don't. I know you came to Grace's room merely to ask her to awaken you early in the morning-, if she hadn't gone to bed, and if she had, you planned slip the cote under the door. I know, Lucy, you don't have to doubt me. It'3 unfortunate that Grace had to scream, but she was afraid, I suppose. I migfit have done the same thing, scream I mean, if someone knocked on my door just I was going to sleep." "You'll explain to Mr. Larrabee?" "I'll explain, but it won't do any good. You shouldn't have come up here, Lucy. You should have come to me, and I would have told Grace. With Larrabee around suspecting everybody----'' There was a knock at the door that interrupted me, and Larrabee came in. "Finished?" "Yes, and of course I found nothing except a handkerchief." He merely grunted and called Ross into the room. "Not that I don't trust Mrs. Penny, Ross--! do--but she's peculiar in 'some ways. I want you to search this room thoroughly." Ross nodded, and I wasn't surprised. I had expected that. I put my arm about Lucy and took her downstairs. Larrabee followed iy; and was waiting for me when I came out of Lucy's room. ; 'What now?" I asked. "If you'll come down to the sitting room, please." The confusion that Grace's scream had caused had subsided. The doors were closed in the corridors and the house was quiet once more. An officer was standing near Lucy's door on the second floor, and another wag stationed at the third floor door to the back stairs. I went down into the sitting room alone, and when Larrabee joined me 10 minutes later, he said that nothing had been found in my room. "Merely a matter of precaution, Mrs. Penny." 'I understand only too well. Lucy didn't kill Andrew Darien nor Delia Randall and the sooner you make your mind up to that, the sooner you'll find the murderer!" I was angry, but when I calmed down a little I realized that Larrabee was only doing his duty. He suspected everybody, and Lucy had done something suspicious, innocently. "Perhaps you can tell me, then, who did murder Darien and Delia?" was his retort. 1 can--" 'You can?" Yes, I can. The person who bolted the front door after Mr. Withers left the house at midnight Monday night murdered Mr. Darien and Delia Randall!" Larrabee laughed--much too loudly for the quiet of the house, for the time of the night, and for the condition of my nerves. If he hadn't laughed at me, I might have told him then and there what I knew, but his laugh hurt my pride, so I didn't tell him anything 1 . Instead I closed up like a clam and walked stiffly to the door. I was opening it when he spoke again. "Dr. Rudemar is coming to see me tomorrow afternoon at 4." There was a slight smile playing on liis lips. That settled me. I wouldn't tell him. He was taunting me and after what I'd been through I wasn't going to be taunted. Besides, for all 1 knew, I had no proof, not a shred ol it. Mere suspicion wouldn't count in court. But if, with my suspicions, I could get something else--some definite proof! When I reached my room, accompanied by Sergeant Ross right to my door, I locked myself in, and looked under the bed and in my closet as well as in the old walnut trousseau chest that had been in my family for generations. The closet is a big one and would hold a strong, iiusky man. I was taking no chances. Then I sat down with a paper and pencil and thought for an hour. While I was thinking, my pencil was making marks on the paper. Some way I had to get proof. I made anagrams out of the word "proof," wrote it in French, Italian and German on that paper and other papers I used up during the hour. I drew pictures around it like a schoolgirl trying to solve a geometric problem. I thought of a dozen plans, two dozen, and discarded them all. Mosct of them would take too much time, and I didn't have much to go on. 1 had until 4 o'clock the following afternoon when Dr. Rudemar would, ring the front doorbell. My plan must be speedy, sure. My proof must be convincing to Larrabee--to everyone. There was the inquest over Delia in the morning--so two hours of my time would be wasted. That left very little time. . . . At the end of the hour it came to me--how I was going to get my proof. I weighed it over and over again, and each time it seemed to me more and more dangerous. Still, all the plans 1 had made and discarded were dangerous. When I finally decided on it, 1 tore my papers into bits, found a match and burned them. After I was in bed, T considered whether nr not I would tclt Kirk JLanabee in the morning. Before 1 made a decision I was sound asleep, ·and didn't know anything more until Grace called me. In the clear freshness of the morning, I knew I would go through with my scheme alone. If I were wrong--although I didn't see how I could be--the fault would be mine and nobody else's. If I were right . . . 1 was going upstairs to dress for tile inquest which was to be at 1U in the coroner's office when Conrad Withers stopped me as I had ray hand on the knob of the door leading to the back stairs on the third floor. "Have you a moment, Mrs. Penny?" I did have, because Larrabee [wasn't going to start until 15 minutes to 10 and it was half an hour until then, so I followed Withers into his room. "You're going to the inquest?" I said I was. "Would you do something for me, Mrs. Penny? It's a lot to ask, but I've no one else to go to " "If I can--" He looked rather haggard as he stood blinking in the strong spring sunlight that flooded his room. "I've a letter that I want mailed-but I can't mai! it myself. I don't want anyone to see me drop it in the box--you know what would happen if Larrabee found out?" I did. I watched him as he pulled an envelope, stamped and addressed, from his pocket. It was crumpled a little as if it had been under his pillow all night. (TO BE CONTINUED) STAGE ROW ON FOREIGN POLICY Russia Asks Uruguay to Tell League Why It Broke Off Relations. GENEVA, Jan. 23. l.-PJ--A sharp battle over communist and fascist foreign policies and the right of an American republic to brealc diplomatic relations with Soviet Russia broke out in the council of the league of nations today. Maxim Litvinoff. foreign commissar of Russia, declared to the council that Japan, Italy, and "another European state" are fostering aggressive policies of "the utmost danger to world peace." He demanded that Uruguay ex- piain to the league exactly why it broke off diplomatic relations with the soviet government on the grounds that the Moscow government was fostering communistic activities. IOWAN RECEIVES CARNEGIE MEDAL Davenport Youth Acclaimed Hero for His Rescue of Drowning Woman. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23. (.71--The Ca.rnegie Hero fund commission awarded a bronze medal today to Alfred A. Jackson, 20, (1913 Ripley Street,) Davenport, Iowa, for rescuing a drowning woman from the Mississippi river. Jackson, a gasoline station attendant, dropped 13 feet from a bridge into the river and swam 95 feet to reach Ada B. Fordyee, 24, after she plunged into the river 25 feet deep and 225 feet from the bank the night of Aug. 22, 1934. Despite a current of a mile an hour the youth brought the struggling woman to a retaining wall that rose six feet from the surface. With the help of another man who entered the water, Jackson placed Miss Fordyee on a cable extending along the wall. A third man lowered an automobile chain from the top of the wall five minutes later and she.was pulled to safety. Miss Fordyee was unconscious but was revived. Rockford High School's Cagers Win in Two Tilts ROCKFORD, Jan. 23.--Rockford high school got back into its victory stride here against Nashua's Brownies, beating the team coached by Leston Martens, former local athlete, 29 to 19. The Purple squad rolled up a 21 to 9 lead at the half and held a 27 to 11 margin at the close of the third period. The Rockford reserves won 25 to 20 in a curtain-raiser. Leonard Johnson Kayoes Opponent in Ring Scrap FOREST CITY, Jan. 23.--Leonard "Wild Bull" Johnson charged out of his corner and planted a kayo on Lee. his Mason City opponent in the third round of the main event on the local boxing card Tuesday night. Mike Wolfe of Forest City also was a winner, in the semiwindup, as he knocked out Loth of Ventura. Sorenson of Miller knocked out Munson of Forest City and Bob Dana of Britt decisioned Ford of Garner in the openers. Dana, outweighed 40 pounds, also battled Johnson in a rough exhibition bout, booed to the final gong by the crowd. Nora Springs Holds Back Grafton, Wins Cage Game G R A F T O N, Jan. 23.--Nora Springs high school's basketball team strung a tight man-for-man defense across the court here, and held the local squad to a single goal and free throw, winning 27 to 3. Tho local girls bested Nora Springs by a 6-point margin in the opener. OPEN NIGHT FOR Y LEAGUE TILTS Hamilton's to Sponsor Free Program of Basketball arid Band Music. A unit of the Mason City high school band will p!ay at the free Y. M. C. A. Major league basketball games scheduled for this week, under the sponsorship of the Hamilton school of commerce, it was announced Wednesday afternoon by W. R. Hamilton, head, of the local 3chool. Hamilton's will also be the sponsor for the entire basketball program. There will be no admission charge for the games. RULES MADE FOR COURT CONTESTS Lennan, Gasswint Make Plans for Sixth Annual Battle of Indie Cagers. . Still laying plans for their sixth annual North Iowa independent basketball tournament, C. H. "Chuck" Lennan and C. W. "Chuck" Gasswint completed their announcements of rules for the yearly championship event Thursday. The tournament is scheduled to get under way Feb. 12, and will run through Feb. 13, 15, 17, 19 and 20. Drawings will be made Monday noon, Feb. 10, the sponsors announced, and all entry lists, complete with players' names and entry fees, must be in Mason City by Feb. 8. Teams will be allowed until noon of Feb. 11 to make revisions in their lists of players. Players may not appear with more than one team in the tournament. Two officials xvill be used at all times, and will have absolute control of the games, supplemented by the control of the tournament managers in any point not covered by the rules. Eight minute quarters will be played in all g-ames except the semifinal and championship contests, which will be played in 10 minute quarters. The tournament will be a straight elimination affair, with third and fourth place to be determined by a consolation game between the semifinal losers. Top-Liners Come Through to Rousing Wins as Aces Contest in Philly. Events. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23. Iff)-Eulace Peacock and Frank Nordell, billed as top-liners of Philadelphia's first important indoor track meet in four years, came through in rousing fashion. Peacock. Temple university ace, came from last place last night to lead a fast field home in the 40 yard dash in 4.7 seconds. Nordell. former New York university miler ran last for seven laps in "the 3,000 metci- special but at the halfway mark drove to the front and finished 90 yards ahead of Tom Ottey, formerly of Michigan State. Nora Springs Schools Dismissed Second Day NORA SPRINGS, Jan. 23.--No school was held Wednesday and sessions were dismissed Thursday because of the cold weather. The Floyd county W. C. T. U. institute, scheduled here Friday, has been postponed indefinitely. At the Father and Son banquet at the M. E. ; church Wednesday night, to which 140 tickets had been sold, 110 attended. The Rev. A. A. Rideout of Charles City, main speaker, cavr.e by bus and returned, by train. He stressed four points, vision, doing things, power to do and ambition. BOWLING DECKER'S I.BAGUE prldaj, 7:30. Alleys !_:; sweet Plcttte v». 5'aln Office. 3--4 Baby Beef vs. Local Sales. .1--6 Decker's Hot Shots \s. Bologna Bulls. Livestock Auction EVERY SATURDAY Weather and roads permitting, ve wjll have a large run of all kinds of Livestock this week. Have consigned a load of fat steers lhat have been fed 120 days, a lot of butcher stuff, and a big run ot odd lots of cattle, also a lew feeder pigs and bred sows. Also some good hred cives. We solicit your consignments in our Auction and guarantee a square deal. Horse and Mule Auction The severe cold wave all over the country has slackened receipts to some extent We sold 89 head of horses and mules last Tuesday with a good clearance. Any horse with shape and flesh is bringing all it is worth. \Ve will have 100 head of horses next Tuesday if weather and roads permit. Consign to or buy through either of our auctions. Marvel Sales Co, WEBSTER CITY, IOWA

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