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i'EN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DECEMBER 11 1933 Dig- Lake Outlet. MILFORD, Deo. 11. U£V-Forty- flve additional of Dickinson county's unemployed will begin work this morning on a special CWA project which Includes digging outlets in Center, Welsh and Diamond lakes in Dickinson county. The project is sponsored by the state fish and game department. Lunch Here Ifs Half the Fun of Shopping Christmas Shoppers! Add- to the pleasure of your Holiday shopping excursions by resting, relaxing and eating in this pleasant, cheerful Coffee Shop . ... or Jn the Amber Room. Drop in, bundles and all, and let us put you in a "Christ- masy" frame of mind with delicious foods. Lunches 25c, 30c, 35c. Jefferson Coffee Shop at the BUS depot WHEAT CHECKS SENTTOIOWANS Total of $101,939 Paid to Fanners of State Up to Dec. 1. By RUBY A. BLACK. Globe-Gaxette Washington Bureau. WASHINGTON--A total of $101,339 in wheat checks has been paid to Iowa fanners up to Dec. 1. The checks represent the first of two payments being made to fanners who agreed to reduce their 1934 wheat acreage by 15 per cent. The first of the payments is at the rate of 20 cents a bushel on the allotment each fanner receives; the second payment of 8 cents a bushel, out o£ which the cost of administering the plan in each county will be deducted, will be made next spring after the planting season. A total of 18 Iowa counties have received checks. The detailed list of payment by counties is as follows: Monooa, 485 checks for $52,147.60; Madison, 87 checks, 54,380.60; Poweshiek, 9 checks, J171; Adams,-15 checks, $428; Plymouth, 47 checks, 53,078.60; Jones, 7 checks, S1S4.40; Jasper, 46 checks, 54,477.20; Davis, 15 checks, ?414; O'Brien, 6 checks, 5121.40; Dallas, 105 checks, 56,302; Monroe, 25 checks, ?7I3; Polk, 160 checks, 511,187.60; Wapello, 108 checks, $4,834,80; Benton, 12 checks, $456.20; Tama, 18 checks, 5454.80; Harrison, 121 checks, $10,119.20; Iowa, 22 checks, ?881.40. Thirteenth Child IB Bom. THOMPSON, Dec. 11.--A girl weighing 8 pounds was horn to Mr. and Mrs. Forest Fisher Friday. This is their thirteenth child. EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRIGGS UNIT NO. 3. HOW IOWA WAS SETTLED This is the fifteenth venture in the sertea of thirty-six explorations into the history of Iowa, One topic will appear in this paper each Monday during the school year. Sterling Groceries and Meat Markets TUESDAY -- WEDNESDAY -- THURSDAY We Deliver $1.00 Orders WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT MEAT DEPARTMENT Decker's Loin Ribs, 3 Ibs 25c Decker's Sliced Bacon, ib 15c Decker's Choice Round Steak, Ib 16c Decker's Pork Chops, Center Cuts, Ib 15c Decker's Beef Chuck Roast, Ib 12c Sterling Hamburger, all meat, 3 Ibs 2ac Sterling Chili Con Carne, 2 Ibs 25c Longhprn Cream Cheese, Ib........ J . . . . . . 15c ·V Strictly Fresh Eggs Direct From Farmers _i "^DEMONSTRATION ON CHEESE Wo will have a demonstration on cheese all week-National Cheese Week OVER 100 KINDS OF CHEESE Regardless of what country you are from, or where- evci' you have traveled, we will produce the cheese for you. Come down and sample any kind. FRUIT DEPARTMENT Oranges, Navels, good size, 2 dozen 35c Oranges, Navels, large, dozen 25c Oranges, Navels, extra large, dozen 39c Lettuce, solid heads 5c Celery, large, fancy stalks lOc Potatoes, good ones, peck 25c Idaho Russetts, fancy, peck 29c Grapefruit, Texas Seedless, 6 for 25c APPLES--Jonathans, Rome Beauties, Arkansas Blacks, Ben Davis CHRISTMAS TREES SHEDLESS VARIETY Bright Green Washington Fir Nut Meats, fresh, Ib 39c Pecan Meats, fresh, Ib 39c Black Figs, fancy, 2 Ibs 25c White Figs, fancy, 2 Ibs 25c Prunes, fresh, 3 Ibs. .25c Marshmallows, fresh, 2 Ibs. ....:25c Campbell's Tomato Soup, 4 cans 25c DEMOCRATS AKE MAKING GOOD Mont political promises are like pre-marriage promises--they don't amount to much. If the democrats did not accomplish one- thing you would have- to admire them for trying. The big boys have been hollering for sound money and you nro going to get it, but not thn sound money of 1029. With millions loaned to fanners and home owners, 4,000,000 men being put to work, that is the political promise of President Roosevelt and with the support of the masses, he mil lead you out of tho wilderness. Sterling Coal Feed Co. The famous Sterling Coal is making good, our business increasing every year. There must bo a reason. LUKE B. MILLER JACK McCOLE, Mgr. CHURCH AND CLUB NEWS Central Lutheran Church Luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 13, 11 a. m.-l:SO p. m.--25c Community Club, Rock Falls, Iowa Oyster Supper, School House, Thursday Night Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Ib. 25c Crackers, 2 Ib. caddy 19c Bulk Pancake Flour, 6 Ibs 25c Bulk Corn Meal, 12 Ibs. 25c Pop Corn, 5 Ibs. 25c Monarch Br'kfast Coffee, Ib. 19c Monarch Gelatine, 5 pkgs 25c Jersey Cream Flour, 49 Ib. bag $1.59 Beet Sugar, 100 Ibs $4.69 Mil. FARMER:--Bring u.i your eggs. Mnke this . store your headquarters. 4. To Learn How the Settlers Got Their Land. A pioneer family had been on the way to Iowa for many days. Early in the spring of 1837, they had packed their household things in a big wagon yoked the oxen, and set out through the forests and across the prairies toward the new land beyond the Mississippi. It had been a hard trip. The weather had been changeable, the trail unusually muddy, and the streams full to overflowing. But at last they had reached the Iowa country and hurried on to the valley of the Skunk river. Already it was high time to begin breaking the prairie sod and planting a crop if there was to be any meal and flour for the next winter. The father of this pioneer family had come to look at the Iowa country in the previous fall and had taken long horse back rides beyond the settle ments west of Flint Hills (Bur lington). He had not selectee any particular place for his ne\v home then, but he decided upoi the kind of a farm he wantec and about where to find it. He would select a piece of lane with plenty of timber to be used for building and fences and fuel. There would be a good spring 1 near the house and a stream to supply water for the stock. It may have been a sunny April afternoon when the slow- moving oxen, answering the driver's "Haw," turned to the left and pulled the great wagon into a hickory grove. The songs of the birds were hushed for a moment, squirrels scolded in the tree-tops, and some sly creature ran out of sight behind a log. The mother and the children" climbed down from their high seats and took deep breaths of the sweet, fresh air as they looked around. So here was the place for which they had come so far. On this spot they would build their cabir md down yonder would be the 5am. A sparkling, clear spring rmbbled from a rocky ledge and the water flowed away to a small creek at the foot of the hill. Early the next morning the pioneer settler made a tour near the grove to determine just where to locate the boundaries of his farm. Although people were allowed to live in 6 7 16 19 50 31 5 6 17 20 29 .32 H 9 16 21 2ft 3)3 3 10 15 21 27 3H 2 n 1H 23 26 35 1 n 13 J2H 25 36 Township Showing Sections Iowa then, the land still belonged to the government. Men could pick out a tract, claim it as theirs, build a house on it, cultivate it, and pay for it whenever the government offered it for sale. These early farms were known as claims and the settlers were called "squatters" because they took possession of the land they settled on but did not own. Anc because the land had not then been accurately measured by surveyors, the settlers had to step off the distances thai would include the number ^oJ acres they wanted to claim usually 160 or 320, making i quarter or a half section. Taking his directions from the position of the sun, the settler would begin at a tree, a large stone, or some other natural object and go a certain number of paces straight north or east or south or west. At that point he would mark. another tree, place a stone, or drive a stake. Then he would turn to the right or left and go a similar distance, mark that corner, and proceed in this manner to the starting place. If he took 1,500 steps each way, he would have measured a half section, more or less. Haying fixed the bounds o1 his farm, no one else would be allowed to claim any part of it But the government could not protect his claim, because the squatter did not really own the land. To prevent "claim jumping" and to decide boundary disputes, the settlers formec claim clubs which made rules for locating and buying claims As soon as possible the Ian in Iowa was carefully measur ed by government surveyors. hat the size of any tract could be described exactly and looted accurately. This work ,vas done according to sys- em prescribed by congress. The law required that all the and owned by the government, ailed the public domain, should be divided into townships six miles square. A square mile of and, which is called a section, onsists of 640 acres. The sections in each "congressional," or land-area, township are numbered from one to 36, beginning in the upper right corner and ending in the lower right corner. The surveyors, who used steel measuring chains and a compass to get the lines straight and true, marked the corners of the sections by placing a stone or post under a mound of earth. Sections have been divided into halves, quarters, a n d smaller parts. These portions are named according to their size and location in the section as, for example, the northeast one-fourth, or the south one- half of the northwest one- Standard parallels" had to be stablished as guide base lines o keep the townships as near- y square as possible. Two main orrection base-line parallels ere surveyed across Iowa. ^Survey rules now require that 'tandard parallels and guide ·meridians shall be located at ·egular distances of 24 miles). ?he columns of townships on N.X-* NEJt, ·f 5MKA N.E. 'A 160 A. W/i of S.E.* NE.* «i SE..H WA. .set JJJA. Divisions of a Section fourth, or the east one-half of the southeast one-fourth of the southeast one-fourth of any section. In this way a small area of land can be exactly described as to size and location within a township. But how are the townships arranged? In different parts of the United States, certain parallels of latitude have been user as "base lines" and , fcertain meridians of longitude as "principal meridians." T h e principal meridian for Iowa runs through the eastern par of the state dividing Jackson Clinton and Scott counties froir Jones and Cedar, and our bas line is in Arkansas. From these lines the surveyors measured off townships in each direction But due to the fact that th earth is round and all meri diana -meet at the north pole ay into and through the story. atharine Hepburn as Jo, Joan ennett as Amy, Frances Dee as Meg, Jean Parker as Beth are the ittle Women as Louisa May Al- ott must have seen them. Paul l.u- aa, who couldn't "say it quick in ngliah," is a fine Professor Bhaer, and Edna May , Oliver storms irough her Aunt March role beau- ifully. Henry Stephenson as Mr. Laurnce, Spring Byington as Marmee, amuel Hinds as Mr. March, Mabel oncord as Hannah, John Davis adge as Brooke, and Nydia Westman as Mamie are well worth see- GUIDE PARAU-tt T.JM (UVK -·--I TOWNSHIP-I NORTH sast UNE fee. STATE. S. Diagram o£ Land Survey each side of the principal mer idian are called ranges and numbered in order east ark west. The rows of townships on each side of the base line are called tiers and numberec north and south. The land our pioneer claimed in 1837 migh have been in section 29, town ship 72 north, range 6 west Iowa. Such a description wou'c be abbreviated thus: S. 29, T 72 N., R. 6 W. of 5 P. M. As soon as the land was sur veyed, the government offerei it for sale at $1.25 an acre Land offices were opened a Dubuque and Burlington in 1838. To these places the set tiers went to pay for the tract upon which they had squatter While the boundaries of thei claims were somewhat change' to fit the survey description they got about what the} claimed. Activity Hints 1. Try to locate the boundaries of an acre of land in a fiek by pacing off the distances Then measure the same are; more accurately with a pole rod long and see how nearlj the lines match. 2.-Find out the exact de scription .of the location an area of the piece of land o which you live. 3. When was the land o which you live bought from th government ? 4. Explain why the rang lines are not continuous all th way across Iowa. A globe wi help. Next week: "Iowa Colonists who Came from Europe." BARBARA STANWYCK VND EL BRENDEL. Barbara Stanwyck, who with Otto truger is cast in the lead of "Ever n My Heart," portrays a role quite different from her usual run of ·arts. She plays the wife of a German professor !n an American col- ege. The time of the picture is just n-eceding and during the World war and the rather hysterical antl- Jerman attitude prevalent In this ountry about that time is shown. As a whole this picture is a dnep moving tragedy with a clever plot, but several times during the very scenes that are supposed to be 'tear-jerkers" the action is so slow and drawn out that the effect is iost. "Olsen's Big Moment" is as good as any full length light comedy can be. El Brendel and Walter Catlett are the main performers and both do quite well, Brendel as the bewildered janitor of a large apartment building- and Catlett as Robert Brcwster m, wealthy and alcoholic Bachelor. "Jimmy and Sally" which comes to the Palaca theater Wednesday for three days. On the same bill is Carole Lombard in "White Woman" with Charles Laughton, Charles Bickford and others--the story of one white woman in the depths of a jungle surrounded by three menacing white men and thousands of fierce blacks. * * John Wnyne In "Telegraph Trail" comes to the Strand Friday and Saturday with Frank McHugh, Marcelline Day and others heading a large supporting cast. « * « "East of FiJth Avenue" starring Wallace Ford and Dorothy Tree comes to the Iowa Wednesday and Thursday. This picture is a drama of real life as It is lived In a boarding house on the east side of New York. Mary Carlisle, Walter Byron, Walter Connolly and others have supporting roles. Start Christmas Decorating. GARNER, Dec. 11.--Carl O. Rofc has been named chairman with a committee which started today to decorate for the holiday season. A Christmas tree will he placed at the intersection near the F. W. Zeiger drug: store, which will be Illuminated with colored lights. Garner businessmen are co-operating. "GOLDIGGERS OF 1088" AT STRAND FOUR DAYS. As fine a musical revue as ever has been screened is "Gold Diggers of 1933," showing at the Strand theater Monday through Thursday. A cast including Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Joen Blondell, Warren William, Aline MacMahon, Guy Klbhee and numerous beautiful chorus girls makes this picture well worth anyone's time, even if one has seen it once before. * » « Starring Ralph Bellamy, June Collyer and Arthur Pierson "Before Midnight," n. mysterious drama of haunted houses and murders, plays through Tuesday at the Iowa. Bellamy is cast as the investigator who ultimately solves the mystery of the killings. * * · In what should bo a. typical story, well suited to her particular talents, Clara Bow comas to the Cecil Wednesday in "Hoopla." Others in the cast are Preston Foster, Richard Cromwell, Herbert Mundin, James Gleasan and Minna Gombell. The scene of the picture is laid among the lives of the members of a travel- Ing carnival in which Clara is Little Egypt, hip-wiggling siren whose dancing pulls the crowds. AND AND "WHITE WOMAN" James Dunn has a new sparring mate in Claire Trevor and the two of them play the leading roles in COUNTY COUNCIL BOARD OF APPEAL If Anybody Wants Action or Has Complaint He Can Take It There. By RUBY A. BLACK Globe-Gazette Washington Bureau WASHINGTON--If anybody in any county in Iowa wants anything done under the emergency fcdern. agencies, or doesn't like anything that is being done, he can soon go to a county economic council, work Ing under a state director and fine out what to do about It. The state director will work un der the new National Economic council, temporarily headed b} Prank Walker. The state' dlrecto" will probably be paid, and so wll an office force, but many existing government employes will bo use and some volunteer workers. Can Go to Council. For example, if a family is abou to lose its home, and the head o the family does not know the way to get a government mortgage, an the time is short, he can go right t the county council and get quick ac tion. If an unemployed woman want a Job under civil works, and doe not know where such a job mlgh be available, she can go to th county council and find out how t gn about it. If a city council does not know the necessary steps for getting loan to build a sewer, it can con suit the county council and get i all explained. Information Bureau. If an employe of a plant workln BLUE RIBBON Select ILLINOIS LUMP COAL Consolidated Coal Co. Phone nder a code thinks he is being aid leas than the code requires, he an see the county council. The county councils are not lor he purpose of enforcement of the a.wa, or adjustment o£ complaints, r for general propaganda pur- oses. They are purely Information ureaua to which any person can go to aak the way to do anything elng done under the emergency irogram, the \yhite house explains. The national economic council consists of the secretaries of the In- erior, agriculture, commerce and abor, and the administrators of the agricultural adjustment act, the na- :ional industrial recovery act, anc emergency relief, the chairman or .he Home Owners Loan corporation :he governor of the Farm Credit administration, and a representative of the consumers' council. Due to Misunderstanding. The government feels that most of the complaints that have arisen under NRA and AAA have been due to misunderstandings and that complete information will help eliminate these complaints. But it also feels that the lack of adequate in formation all over the country has made it difficult for some people to take advantage of toe various kinds of relief offered them. This new agency, with its branches In every county tn th United States, will adjust com plaints arising under NRA and AAA until the industries themselves have completely organized all . their fa. cllitles for industrial self-govern ment. A regional system for the ad justment of complaints under thi NRA 19 now being set up. The stati directors of the economic counci will head this work in each state and a state adjustment board wll aid the state directors on this ape cific task. When the recovery ad ministration has approved agencie of Industrial self-government, th complaints will be turned over t them. Wnn in Declnm Contest. SWEA CITY, Dec. 11.--Winner of the declamatory contest wer Reginald Winter in oratorical, Le ona Carr in dramatic and Gordo Buell Pearson first In humorous, a of Swea City. Grant and Ledyar speakers won second and thir places. Americanism: Boasting of our to-date methods; bandits in fas cars chased by officers who must stop at the county line.--Dubuqiw Telegraph-Herald. At Mason City THEATERS LITTLE WOMEN" SUPERBLY CAST AND ACTED. Although Mr. and Mrs. Twentieth Century may not appreciate the story of 65 years ago, they can hardly fall to appreciate Its presentation as they see "Little Women" playing through Tuesday at the Cecil theater. Superb in its screening, true in detail as life must have been when the story was lived, it is so far re moved from the present that the gap la hard to bridge. For anyone whose memory goes back to the Civil war, it would be the perfect enjoyment. There IP much praise due the entire star cast for ability to live its Grand Prize Championship Cake Walk AND PUBLIC PANCE An Old Tlmo Georgia Camp Meeting--Twelve Couples Wednesday, Dec. 13 Under the Auspices of the Senegalese Drum and Bugle Corps. Admission 45c (Tax Paid) Prize Cake on Display at Gildner Bros. Tuesday and Wednesday IOWA s DYCKMAN hai recently boan remodeled at the cost of $75,000. You'll now find The DYCKMAN the moit congenial and friendly hotel in Minneapolis. And too, remember your comfort k coTiiidered fint at the DYCKMAN. WRITE OR WIRE RESERVATIONS PAUL E. has CHECKED for your e n j o y a o l e visit to MINNEAPOLIS W e ' v e chicled mil doubU cfiecVod for your moit enioy- «bl« v i i i t (a Minn«apolis -- comforfabia bad] -- ·commod- ious roomi -- congenial hospl. tality -- frl«ndly lobby -- aHrao iivo d i n i n g room -- goragft facilities -- fireproof itrucfun · -- centrally locaied, FISCHER Managing Director ^DYCKMAN HOTEL ROOM RATES SingTo with SSowtr Bath $1-50 Doublo wiih Shower Bath *2.50 Singl* with Tub Bath $2.00 Double with Tub Bath $2.50 Twin Bade with Tub Balh f3.00-t4.00 Singlo without Bath .... % JI.25 Weakly ratal 19.00 and up Monthly ratal (30.00 and up Now .. and ^ _ _ M Tues. Mat. 15c; Eve. 20c; Children 10c DEATH HID BEFORE MIDN with RALPH BELLAMY JUNE COLLYER THROUGH THE ROSES" Music! Mirth! Girls Galore! CARTOON, NOVELTY, NEWS LADIES' GIFT NIGHT Claremont Silver-Plated Ware to each lady attending the Blon- day evening shows. COME THIS EVENING NOW SHOWING DOUBLE FEATURE - · : PROGRAM .-~ f A pfclor* that -wlfl make full In love nil nver ntnli Barbara STANWYCK in "EVER IN MY HEART" The Smart ^4]artment Hotel of ] L O S A N G E L E S ARCADY INVITES IKQUIRIES f R O M T H O S E PIANNINO A T R I P TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS WINTER W l t S H I R E BIVD. AT RAMPART THEY LEAP FROM THE I BOOK AND fWEI. . . 1 H E P B U R N 'tlTTLE, WOMEN LOUISA MAY ALCOTT with JOAN BENNETT I U K A S F R A N C E S D E E J E A N P A R K E R EDNA MAY OH STARTS WEDNESDAY

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