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DECEMBER 8 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ELEVEN BANKS TO SELL PREFERRED STOCK TO GOVERNMENT Place your order tomorrow for your Deckers G i f t Boxes Now on Display at Your M E A T D E A L E R S Mason City's Calendar Bee. 11.--Older boys' and girls' conference, Y. M. C. A. Dec. 12--Chamber of Commerce Christmas party at Hotel Hanford. Dec. 13--Senegalese drum and bugle corps grand prize championship cakewalk at armory. Dec. 14 Four one act plays, high school auditorium, 8:15 p. m,, sponsored by oral English department. Here in Mason City Loans on soJary and furniture. See Mrs. Simon, 321 1st Nat'l. Bldg. Dance Sat., Dec. 9, 207 6 S. W. Satan Imp's Orch. Ladies Free. Evelyn Slock, 428 Fifth street southwest, returned Friday to her position in the county clerk's office after a few days' absence during which she was confined to her home due to illness. J-*anB on salary and furniture. See Mrs. Simon, 321 First Nat'l. Bldg. Inunanucl Ladles' Christmas ba- zar, Sat., Dec. 9, 211 N. Federal. The Rcv.W. Curry Mavis spoke Thursday night at the revival meeting at Good Will Mission on "The Way of the Transgressor Is Hard." Dance at Rudd Fri., Dec. 8th. Huck Shaffer Orch. Dance, Clear Lake Country club. Sat, Sun.; Dec. 9, 10. Each 40c. d^: Kli?er,;CHito ; -- potatoes $1.38 l--^iper -100 J nDkr"Ga.ttin"Grocery, 423 j\ S N. E.^PnTtaS:" '""T- -- ' Â·'Â· Installation of new equipment for it the stamp arid parcel post windows Â·I at tlie postoffice is nearing comple- K tion and tlie new counters will be ( open for business by the first of U, next week, postoffice authorities an- 'jlj nounced Friday. u'' Used tires, all sizes. Combs Tire ] and Battery Service, across from Â·i- P. G. and E. 5, Try our Sunday "Coffee Supper." v. Fruit, waffles, buckwheat cakes, i; sausage. 35c. Leone McGhees. $',, .Stephen Mick and Sam.Hamilton of La Crosse, Wis., have arrived in Mason City and are conducting gospel meetings under the Cash and Carry cleaners No. 3 at Federal avenue and Fourth street north. ] Heavy Wearever aluminum pan-' cake griddle, reg. $1.50--Special 9Bc. Mason City Hardware Co. Good clean coal at S7.00. Allison Coal. Ph. 431. Whit's Nlte Spot, Clear Lake, Fri. nite. Dine and dance. Red Wilson's Oreh. No cover charge. J. ST. Sweiger, local blacksmith, was confined to his home at 605 Delaware avenue northeast Friday following a slight stroke Friday morning while at home. He was resting easily Friday afternon, according to Ma physician. The woman who has good luck baking bread will tell you it's a habit when I-H flour is used. An easy method of making real bread is described in a new cook book which will be sent free to anyone who writes to the millers of I-H flour. Get the name from the sack. FOLLOW POLICY OF ALL LARGER BANKING GROUPS Adds to Available Credit of Institutions in Middle West. Both the First National bank and the Northwest Savings bank of Mason City are expected to participate in the seling oÂ£ preferred stock to the Reconstruction Finance corporation under the plan which Is being' generaly followed throughout the country whereby the government becomes the owner of the preferred stock in the sound banks. The selling of preferred stock to the R. F. C., as provided by the government, has been recommended by the Northwest Ban corporal ion with which both local banks are affiliated. "Since its organization in 1874 with a capita! of $10,000, it has been the policy of the First National bank to increase Ha capital from time to time to meet the needs of Its growing business," said Willis G. C. Bagley, president of the First National bank. "In 1900, the capital was increased from $50,000 to $100,000. In 1904, it was increased from $100,000 to 5150,000. In 1910, it was increased from $150,000 to 5250,000 and in 1926, It W..3 increased to $500,000. The sale of preferred stock to the United States government at this time will give the First National bank an investing capital of 5750,000, divided into common and preferred stock, in addition to surplus and undivided profits." Board to Meet. C. O. Wilkinson, president of the Northwest Savings bank, stated the board of his institution would meet In a few days to consider the amendment of the articles of incorporation of the institution with tba purpose in view of increasing the capital structure by the issuing, of preferred stock. The Northwest Savings bank capital is now 5100,000. Information was received Friday on Associated Press wires from Washington that the RFC directors have authorized the purchase of preferred stock and capital notes totaling $22,900,000 In 112 banks of the Northwest Bancorporation. Issue Statement. The following' statement on the matter waa issued from the headquarters, of the Northwest Bancor- PROMOTED H. G. Weber, service station superintendent for thÂ« Standard Oil company since Nov., 1931, has been transferred to retail sales analyst, according to H. E. Bruce, manager. This new position has been created due to tlie increasing importance of retail outlets namely, service stations, in the merchandising of Standard Oil products. Mr. Weber has been with the company since March, 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Webter will continue to make their home in Mason City. M. S. Walker of Des Moines has been transferred to Mason City as service station superintendent to succeed Mr. Weber. Mr. Walked started work with the Standard Oil company in 1922 in the Chicago division. Mr. and Mrs. Walker plan to move here within the next few weeks. HARRIET HOPKINS SEEKS $2,500 IN NEW COURT CASE A l l e g e s Pattschull Called Her Thief and Said She Stole Vegetables. Mrs. Harriet Hopkins, 78 year old Clear Lake woman whose $5,000 damag-e suit against P. H. Patt- schull was recently decided in the defendant's favor by a jury in district court, renewed her battle through the courts Thursday afternoon when she filed action asking ?2,500 damages from Mr. Pattschull for alleged slander. According to Mrs. Hopkins' petition Mr. Patts-chull called her a thief, asserting that she st ole some beets and onions from his garden and that he caught her in the act. The petition states hat these statements were made in the presence of C. E. Ashland of Clear Lake last July 19. The elderly woman alleges that the defendant made these statements with the intent of defaming her name and character and exposing- her to public contempt. Attempts by the Globe-Gazette to reach Mr. Pattschull have so far been unsuccessful, but J. E. Williams, one of his attorneys in the recent damage case, said that there was little doubt but Mr. Pattschull would contest the action. Iron Man of Streets on His Last 'Roundup' RED CROSS WILL MEET ON DEC, 17 Final One of City's Traffic* Herders Dealt Death Blow in Night. The last of the iron traffic robots has fallen. About 1:30 o'clock Friday morn- Ing some wandering driver sent the traffic signal at the intersection of East State street and Delaware avenue on its "last roundup." The passing of the last of the robots was solemnly noted in police headquarters, by Mayor J. T. Laird and City Manager E. H. Crofoot Friday morning. It was the last of the family tree of traffic signals In the center of the intersections to fall. The first load of the new type signals, which will be placed on the corners of the intersections, arrived Friday. No services of any kind will be held for the member of the old clan. Burial was made Immediately. "Get along, little dogle, git along." Annual Session of Agency to Include Election of Officers. Conversion of the tendons from the rear legs of slaughtered cattle into strings for tennis rackets is providing- a. new source of revenue for Tulare, Cal., packing houses I COMPLETE MAGNETO SERVICE Central Battery and Electric Company CASH ONLY C O A L $8*OO $6.5O WEST KY. LUMP . . . WEST KY. NUT IOWA LUMP . . . Wolf Bros. PHONE 1148 poratipn.at Minneapolis for rejease Friday:- - - ~- - '- ' - -"The founders of Northwest Ban- corporation had as their objective not only the giving of adequate banking service but the organization ot resources and the co-ordination of effort for the benefit of lhe entire territory served by it. "During the past five years since its inception, our affiliated banks, trust companies and cattle loan companies have been called upon to serve the northwest to an extent far greater than ever was anticipated. In this period of farm land deflation, crops failures coupled with grasshopper plagues, low commodity prices, and declining security values, our banks in 115 towns and cities not only have provided a safe place for the depositors' money but lave continued to operate without he necessity of declining legitimate or well deserved loans. Duties Defined. "Under the banking act of 1933, .he duties and responsibilities as veil as the limitations of all bank- ng institutions have been clearly defined. Under the leadership of the president of the United States, business, industry and men and women are co-operating in the use of every available medium to bring about uciness recovery. "The president has recommended that banks of the country take steps ;o increase their capital funds through the issuance of preferred stock. Under this plan, the government becomes an owner of preferred stock in approved, sound banks and, in effect, a partner in the banks. They Recommend It. 'In co-operation with the president in his recovery program, the Northwest Bancorporation has recommended that its various affiliated hanks sell to the Reconstruction Finance corporation, a governmental agency, preferred stock and capital debentures in the aggregate amount of 522,900,000. Through this arrangement, each bank affiliated in the Northwest Bancorporation group will have ample capital for the protection of its depositors. "In determining upon this program, the directors of Northwest Bancorporation have taken into consideration what they believe to be for the best Interests of the stockholders and the 500,000 customers served by affiliated banks." Tawney Will Live at Old Printers' Home at Colorado Springs Henry B. Tawney, who has been a member of local No. 406 of the typographical union for 12 years, will leave Saturday for Colorado Springs, Colo., where he will live in the home maintained by the national printers' organization for retired members. Mr. Tawney was employed as bookheader at the lOlpto Looseleaf company. He came to Mason City 12 years ago from Des Moines. Mr. Tawney is the first LEGION FAVORING 10 YEAR AIRPORT AGREEMENT HERE Favors Plan to Get $5,000 From Government for Improvements. Clausen-Worden post of the Legion at a meeting Thursday night authorized the operating board oÂ£ the community..' airport^to .extend the lease' of the 1 recently 'acquired acreage to 10 years and to sublease the port to the city in order to comply with the requirements for obtaining 55,000 government money for improvements. The airport board, which is made up of two representatives of the Lejrion, w. Earl Hall and Ralph Lloyd Jones, two from the Chamber of Commerce, F. J. Hanlon and E. S. Selby, and one additional member, B. A. Webster, waa previously authorized by the Chamber of Commerce to proceed in its efforts to procure a 10 year lease and otherwise comply with the government requirements. The Christmas party for the children of the community Saturday, Dec. 23, was discussed. L. R. Whipplc, post secretary, reported on the old time danco proceeds. W. J. Irving stated the 40 and 8 had 1,000 toys of which 330 had been rehabilitated for distribution among needy children. Following the business meeting the school marksmanship teams under the supervision of Lowell L. Forbes gave a demonstration, not only of how they are taught to handle the rifle, but of actual firing. A number of the team members, made up of both boys and girls, showed remarkable marksmanship. M'ELHANEY DIES AT CLARKSVILLE Civil War Veteran, 93, Is Survived by Three Sons, Two Daughters. CLARKSVILLE, Dec. 8.---Andrew McElhaney, S3, Civil war veteran, died here short before noon Friday. He suffered a. stroke of apoplexy Tuesday. Mr. McElhaney, a retired farmer, served in the Civil war with Company B, in the Fifteenth regiment in Illinois. Mrs. McElhaney preceded her husband in death several years ago. Mr. McElhaney made his home with his son, John and family. Two other sons, Fred of Cedar Falls and another at Lyman, Nebr., and two daughters,-, Mrs. Bert Sturdevant of ' Dak., Mrs. Ed Roberts of Chicago, il grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. Only two other Civil war veterans survive here, Hiram Foisall and Charles Mallo. WOMAN INJURED IN GAR FIRE Blaze Flare* Back Through Heater as Driver Starts Motor. Miss Catherine Treston, Rockwell, was severel}' burned about 7:30 o'clock Friday morning when fire burst through the heater of the car in which she had been riding as Paul McLaughlin, also of Rockwell, started the machine after a temporary stop at the IsbeM Oil company station, 2301 South Federal avenue. Miss Treston had ridden to Mason City to attend mass at the Holy Family Catholic church. Mr. Mc- Laugulln stopped the car at the service station to get water. As he started the machine fire burst through the heater and burned the eft leg of Miss Treston between :he ankle and knee. The whole car was in flames he- Tore the fire department could reach the scene of the fire. The gasoline tank of the car exploded. Fuel oil had been put In the radiator of the car and was believed to have spread the flame. The car, owned by Joe McLaughlin, Rockwell, was a total loss. First aid treatment was given Miss Treston by the firemen and she was taken to a hospital and later 'dismissed. : Â· ' Â· Â· Â· . . The annual meeting of the Cerro Gordo county chapter of the American Red Cross will be held at the courthouse in Mason City on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 17, at 2 o'clock. 0. H. Fitzpatrick, chairman of the chapter, has urged all members of the American Red Cross to be present to receive the brief reports of the work done this past year and to plan for the responsibilities and activities to be carried on during the coming year. Notices will be sent to all official branches in the county and to the board members. The activities of war and home service, disaster relief, first aid and life saving, health service, membership and junior Red Cross will be reviewed as well as the chapter's special contribution toward unemployment relief. The three gold star mothers who made the gold star pilgrimage to France will be the special guests of thia annual meeting and the junior Red Cross will furnish a group of songs. Election of officers will be held. Wilson Injured as Car Collides With Minneapolis Truck Lewis Wilson, 925 Washington avenue northwest, received a cut on his forehead Friday morning about 5:30 o'clock when the car he was driving collided with a parked truck driven by C. B. McCormlck, Minneapolis, Minn. The truck was parked near the corner of Sixth street and North Federal avenue. It is owned by the Mediants Transfer company of Minneapolis. Mr. Wilson claimed the truck, which was headed south, had no lights burning. Mr. McCormick claimed the truck lights were burning. Mr. Wilson's car was badly damaged. Des Moines Boys Held Here With Stolen Car Three Des Moines boya were arrested about 2 o'clock Friday morning on charges of stealing- a car. The boys, Edward Payne, Jr., 16, Howard E. Collins, 16, and William Quinn, 16, were arrested at the corner of West States street and Washington avenue when they attempted to pawn an extra wheel at the Highway Oil station for gasoline. The car was stolen from Fiftenth street and Locust avenue, Des Moines, about 7 o'clock Thursdaj night. About the only difference between the antiquarian and the junk dealer is in the prices they pay for useless things.--Columbia State. 60 CORN LOANS COMPLETED HERE, SAYS M, E. OLSON Work Delayed Because ol Lack of Supplies From Oes Moines. Between CO and 70 com loans have been completed or are some* where in the process of nearlng completion in Cerro Gordo county, County Agent Marion E. Olson announced Friday. The amount of the loans thus fair total between $30,000 and 540,000, It was stated at the Farm Bureau office, which is the center of feverish activity as the work of the corn loan project proceeds. "We are being delayed temporarily because of lack of seals and warehouse blanks, which should have reached us several days ago from Des Molues," said the county agent. Arrangements had been made to have the seals manufactured in Mason City, but this did not materialize. Additional supplies are being expected daily from the capital, however. A large number of cribs have been measured ready for tho seals when they arrive. Alaska's herd of buffalo has increased to 60 from 23 since it was establishedw in 1928. SAXOPHONIST LOOKS LIKE SLAYER! BUT IT'S ALL MISTAKE printer from Mason City ever to go to the home. Wayne Sanders of Des Moines, saxophone player in the Craven orchestra which stopped in Mason City Thursday night, was mistaken for Lyman Solmonson, Willmar, Minn., who Is being sought in connection with the murder of Ruby Haug, 17 year old high school girl of the same town. Sanders, who answers the description of Solmonson, boarded a Mason City and Clear Lake streetcar about 6 o'clock Thursday evening. Someone on the car saw the resemblance and telephoned the sheriff's office from Emery. Deputy Sheriff John Deach and Jim Buchanan of the police force drove to Clear Lake and found Mr. Sanders on foot bound for the Hit2 hotel at Bayside. He was recognized at Bayside by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shea and Charles Hltz. OWEN SERVICES TO BE SATURDAY Rites for Automobile Dealer to Be at 2:30 O'clock; Burial at Omaha. Funeral services for William Alson Owen, 44, Mason City car dealer who died ot apoplexy at his apartment Thursday noon, will be held at the Randall funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. William H. Spence, pastor of the First M. E. church, will be in charge of the services. Following- the services the body will be taken to Omaha, Ncbr., where interment services will be held Monday. The body will lie in state at Omaha until the time of the services Monday. Mr. Owen was born in Plainville, Kans., May 3, 1889. He moved from there at an 'early age with his parents and later resided at Sioux City and Omaha. He came to Maaon City from Dea Moines in 1828, having spent about five years in Des Moines before coming here. He was a World war veteran, having served 11 months overseas. He was formerly a member of the American Legion. Mr. Owen had been in the automobile business for about 10 years. He had recently arranged for new quarters for the Owen Motor company at the corner of Delaware avenue and Second street northeast, and the work of remodeling had but recently been completed. Mr. Owen is survived by his wife, Amy, and a brother, James Owen, of St. Louis, Mo. A half-sister, Clara Adams of Plainvllle, Ncbr., also survives him. Quigley Released as Checks Are Taken Up by Relatives of His Frank Q. Quigley, 38, Sioux City, who has been in the county jail several days on a charge of forgery, was released Thursday. Qulgley'a relatives puid more than $100 to take up checks bearing the signature of Roger Glanvllle. "Christmas Carol" to Be Presented at First Presbyterian Church Tlie historical characters created by Charles Dickens are to walk the stage again in the presentation of the "Christmas Carol," by the Presbyterian drama club on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the First Presbyterian church. Scrooge's "humbug" given in reply to his nephew's cheery greeting, "Merry Christmas Uncle" is unforgettable. Tlie clanking oÂ£ the chains of the ghost combined with his ] moaning cause fear and trembling, not only to Scrooge himself but to the audience. It ia only after Scrooge baa had revealed to him events of the. past, ; the present, and the future that his change of! heart takes place and with Tiny Tim In his arms the play closes with the immortal words of Tiny Tim ringing out, "God bless us, every one.'* Dr. H. K. Jones plays the role of Scrooge, while that of his nephew is played by Francis Miller. The roles of the ghosts are taken by Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dtrkson, Gilbert Randall and Ollie Easlny. Ross Murtin carries the character of Tiny Tim. The play is under the direction of Mrs. Hobart Duncan. True and Holsten Are Fined $100 and Costs for Illegal Possession Arthur True and Jack Holsten, both of Mason City, were fined $100 and costs each by M. C. Coughlon, justice of the peace, Friday on charges of illegal possession of intoxicating liquor. ASKS JUDGMENT Flora I. Tibs filed suit in district court Thursday against H. H. Paulson, et a!, asking judgment for Jl.321.-10 on a note and also asking foreclosure of a mortgage. Christmas Party Held by Methodist Junior Choir Members of the junior choir of the First Methodist church held their annual Christmas party Thursday night in the junior room of the church. The program included games and a supper served by a committee consisting of Mra. William R. Walters, Mrs. Elvin John- con, Mrs. H. E. Payne, Mr. and Mrs L. C. Posz, Mrs. R, O. Pettit and Miss Maxine Walters. H. E. Payn Is director of the choir. Bonni Heeler is organist and Mrs. Rex Asper, pianist. There are 41 singers in the choir. We can abolish our poverty onlj by freeing ourselves from th world's poverty.--.Tames W. Gerard former TJ. S. ambassador to Ger many. At the Hospitals Mrs. Gussle Haugen. Clear Lake, vas admitted to the Park hospital Thursday for a minor operation. J. F. Ogclbie, 90% West State street was dismissed from the Story lospital Thursday following a major operation. William Hutchins, 510 Fourth street northeast, was admitted to the Mercy hospital for treatment. Gus Poulous, No. 8, Lehigh Row, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following a minor operation. Mrs. Rhlnhold Koenigaberg, Shefield, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Thursday following treatment. W. J. Lorenz, Rockford, was dls- mlss-jd from the Park hospital Thursday following treatment. A son weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Tjarks, 101 Fifteenth street southeast, at the Mercy hospital Wednesday. Mrs. Seth Gourley, Britt, was dismissed from tb-3 Park hospital Thursday following a. major operation. Frances Kellner, St. Benedict, was dismissed from the Park hospital Thursday following a minor operation. Chicken Thieves Are Reported; Get Flock of 23 Near Mason City Mrs. William A. Conners, who lives one and one-half miles north of Mason City, reported the loss of 23 chickens Thursday night. The flock was of mixed breeds. Fun for All All for Fun at the . . MAPLE INN East an Hlehtmy No. 18 DINE and DANCE Barbecued Ribs Tried Phone lrhen--3.3 HCCT on Ice 1301 Fourth fit. S. K. Fine Leather Used In rebuilding your shoes, we iiae f i n e j;rn.(!e of leather. Makes your shoen look belter and last longer. Also clean reblock Imts iy latest and beat system. Central Shoe Shop 117 S. Federal Wm. TREMENDOUS REDUCTION IN BUS FARES Rates cut as much as 50% MASON CITY to St. Paul Waterloo DeÂ« Moines Kansas City 1 Way S2.R5 1.70 2.15 fi.70 Kd. Trip] $5.15 3.10 4.95 12.10 4.05 16.80 Spencer 2.25 Cedar Rnpids 2.80 Los Angeles 26.00 Chicago 7.50 Call for Bates to Other Points Jefferson Transportation Company BUS Depot 16 First Street S. W. Phone 07 Mason City GESUNDHEIT . . . Dis is der liddle Cherman pand schpeaking mit you. Ve will be on der chop at der Armory domorrow night. Ve will Way und sing und make goot time for you. Hartman und der poys. ADDITIONAL FEATURE The Rustic Ramblers will play for the quadrilles. "EIGHT O'CLOCK 25 CENTS Have a Warm House for Old Santa You know Santa makes a big trip. And he goes no matter how bitter l he weather. Have your house warm and cozp for him. How he'll enjoy it! So you hetter watch your Coal pile. If it's getting low--call Fullerton's--'cause you don't want to run out just about the time Old Santa Is due. We'll see that you get Coal that will heat every nook and corner --and Santa will find your house so warm and comfortable that he'll rub his hands with glee! FULLERTON LUMBER Co. FRANK. BIELIUS, Manager 15 FOURTH ST. S. W. "Every person should participate in the real joy of Christmas giving. Remember your friends, relatives, and the needy with gifts and you'll have a Happy Christmas." "To solve your gift problems--read the merchants' Christmas advertisements in the Mason City Globe- Gazette."