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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 30 1936 HOG PRICES STAY ON DOWN TREND MARKET DROPS 10 T015 CENTS Cattle Weak With Bidding Unevenly Steady to 25 Cents Lower. CHICAGO, Jan. 30. UP)--The downward trend of hog prices continued today as producers shipped a. slightly expanded volume of receipts to market. Adding to the bearishness of supplies that exceeded demand was the fact that the wholesale pork market continued weak, prices ranging steady to _50 cents lower, indicating the sluggish retail trade had not improved despite cold weather. Hogs were 10 to ID cents lower, the top sinking to 510.10. The market had 22,000 fresh hogs, which was 4,000 more than had been expected and more than triple the size of receipts a week ago when the weather was hitter cold. Cattle were weak. Early bids were 25 cents lower on common kinds and unevenly steady to 25 cents off on better grades. Shipping demand for the best cattle was slow and narrow. A few early sales of better grade steers were made at Sll to $11.50. Lambs were held for steady prices although bids were lower. Dullness has been the dominant feature of the dressed meat trade for the past two weeks in spite of cold weather which usually stimulates demand. Retailers reported the cold kept people at home and had slowed business, Hog Markets .MIDWEST HOGS Hog prices at midwest markets Thursday: CEDAK KArLDS--Hogs 150-160 Ibs, $8.75 09; 160-170 Iba. 59SI9.20: 170-180 IDs. {9,10 Sf9.35; 180-250 Iba. $9.30Q;8.55: 25v-270 Ibs. S9.2019.45: 270-290 Ibs. J9.10®».35; 290325 Iba. J9S9.2C; 325-35(1 Ibs. SS.90S19.15: nood packers 275-300 Ibs. S8.308.55; 350425 Ibs. JS.lOfu'8.35: 425-000 iba. $7.90® 8.15; SOu-550 Ibs. 57.706t'7.95. WATERLOO--Hops 5 to 10 cents lower Ulan Wednesday's close. Good to choice 140100 Ibs. $8.25®8.55: 150-160 Ibs. $8.00® 8.80; 160-180 Ibs, 5989.30; J80-250 IDS. 55.25Si9.55: 250-290 ibs. S9.15Cj:9.45; 290325 Ibs. S9.05ii9.35; 325-350 Ibu. $8.i)5@9.20; packing sows 275-35U Ibs. $8.30(g:'8.60; 350425 Its. J8.10{f8.40; 425-550 Ibs. 57.95® 8.25. UTTUMWA--Steady to a dime down; 140 to 150 Ibs. 58.G5Si8.90; 150 to 160 Ibs. 58.85 69.15; 160 to 180 Ibs. S9.05®9.35; 180 Ibs. through 250 Ibs. J9.25©9.55; 200 to 270 Ibs. $9.10819.40; 270 to 290 Ibs. S9.10pi'9.40; 290 to 325 Ibs. SS.90Sj9.20; 325 to 350 Ibs. S8.80£i,9.10: 350 to 400 Ibs. S8.60ff8.90: packers 275 to 350 Ibs. SS.30«J'S.60: 350 to 425 Ibs. 58.10rrtJg.40; 423 to 450 Ibs. $"-90Ti8.20. AUSTIN--Hogs steady to 5c lower; good to choice ISO to 250 Ibs. $9.25(S9.55; 250 to 290 Ibs. 59.1089.40; 290 to 350 Ibs. $8.85ifn 9.15; packing sows good 275 to 550 IDS. 58(fo' Mason City Livestock MASON CITl", Jan. 30.-HOGS me to 10 cents lower. Good light lights 140-lfiO J8.60-8.90 Good lights 160-180 59.05-9.35 Good light butchers 180-250 $9.25-9,55 Good med. WL butchers 250-270 $9.15-9.45 Good med. -wt. butchers 270-290 $9-05-9,35 Good heavy butchers ... 290-325 $8.95-9.2. r Good heavy butchers ... 325-350 S8.85-9.15 Good heavy butchers ... 350-400 S8.55-S.S5 Good packing sows ..... 275-350 S8.30-8.60 Good heavy sows 350-425 58.10-5.40 Good big heavy sows ... 425-550 57.95-S.25 Good big heavy sows 550 and up $7.70-8.00 (The above is a 10:30 truck hog market for good and choice hogs. The difference in price is for short and long haul hogs.) CATT1JE Steers, good to choice 59,00-10.30 Steers, medium to good .,,-- J 7.50- 9.00 Steers, fair to medium $ 6.00- 7.50 Heifers, good to choice $ 6.50- 8.00 HeJ/ers, zn«(Jlum to good .... S 5.00- 6-50 H'Ufers. common to medium .. $ 4.00* S Cows, good to choice 5 4.50- 5.50 Cows, fair to good S 4.25- 4.50 Cows, fair to good ..,, 5 4.00- 4.5i Cows, cutters ,,, --.. 3 3.75- 4.25 Cows, cannera *.,,__.. $ 3.25- 3.7f Bulls, heavy J 4.75- 5.50 Bulls, light 5 4.00- 4.50 Calves, gfl. and choice 130-190 $3.50-9-00 Calves, med. to good 130-390 $ 7-50- S.OO Cak-es f infer, to com. 130-190 £ 7.50 -town LAMBS Xearllngs, good to choice 70-90 $4.25-8.5U Yearlings, med. to good .... 70-90 33.25--.1 Feartinc* fair tft medium - 53.25-4.25 Oulls S3.25d"WD Lambs, good to choice ... 70-90 57.75-9.50 Lambs, medium to good 57.25-8.25 Lambs, fair to medium «-* $5.75-6.75 Commoa to fair , $5.75 down Native ewes, good to choice .... 5^.75-4.0(1 Cull ewes 51.50-2.50 Bucks -- ...." Sl.00~2.50 Wethers. 2 years old ..«.,.,.*. SG.OOr7.00 TVefcbera. poor to best TM . . . J4.00-7.00 BUL lambs $1 lees. No dock OD lambs. Quotations subject to market fluctuations. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK. CHICAGO, Jan. 30. (»--U. S. department of agriculture-HOGS, 22,000; including 7,000 direct; mostly IQtfi-lSe lower than Wednesday's average; top $10.10; nulk 170 to 250 Ibs. S9,90@10.10; 260 to 350 Ibs. S9.65fi10; better grade 140 to 150 Ibs. mostly $9.75@1Q; few sows 58-90 $9.35. CATTLE, 8,000. calves, 1,500; very little done on steers and yearlings; hfdding 25c lower on common and medium grades and unevenly steady to 25c off on better grades; latter ruling glow in face of narrow shipper outlet; few sales better grade steers $11^ 11.50 but choice kinds held around $13; bulk of crop held at $10.75 down to $g; undertone weak on all she stock; 25c lower on bulls, and 25c or more on vealers; latter class selling ?1@1.50 under recent high, time at 311.50 downward. SHEEl*, 12,000; fat iambs opening alow; generally asking around steady and refusing lower bids early; better grade lambs held SlO.65@iO.75 ami above; most bids downward from 510,50; sheep and feeding lambs about steady; native ewes $i@4.75; best held higher. S10DX CITT [LIVESTOCK. SIOUX CITT. Jan. 30. tjfV-U. S. department cf agriculture-CATTLE 3,000; steady, weak; steers asd yearlings S9@10.75; hellers $7 down; cows S4.75@6; cutters S45H.50. HOGS 5,500; steady to 25c lower; top S9-65; 180 to 250 Ibs. ?9.50@9.60; 2SO to 300 Jbs. $9.35@9.5Q; 350 Ihs. $9.15; 140 to 170 Ibs. 5S.75iS9.50; sows 58.50@8.65; pigs SS@ S.50. SHEEP 5,500; no action; undertone lower; talking $10.25 for best lambs. KANSAS CIT* LIVESTOCK. KANSAS CITT, Jan. 30. (#y-U, S. department of agriculture -HOGS, 1,600: 1GO direct: steady to loc lower; mostly steady with Wednesday's average; top 59-55 on choice 160 to 250 Ibs.; desirable 140 to 300 Ibs. 59-65@9.85: sows . CATTLE, 2,200. calves 400; short fed dteers predominating In the run; few sales about steady; but most bids weak to low er; other killing classes little changed; stockers and feeders steady; bulk short fed steers of quality to sell from 57.25^9,25; nothing strictly good or chofce offered; medium short fed heifers 56.65; most butcher cows down- W A N T E D ! CITY LOANS AMORTIZED 10 Year Loon $10.85 Per Month 15 Year Loan $8.) 7 Per Month A.M. Schanke Company 208 Foresters' Bldg. Telephone 1300 Mason City, Iowa COMBINED HOG RECEIPTS. DBS MOrNES, Jan. 30. (.11--U. 6. department of agriculture-Combined hoe receipts at 22 concentration yards and 9 pacKlnB plants located In Interior Iowa and southern Minnesota for the 24 hour period ended at 8 a. A today were 24,400 :ompared with 4,700 a week ago and 14,200 a year ago. Prices 5c to 15c lower than Friday: average decline mostly lOc; loading indicated lighter; trade fairly active. Quotations follow: Light lights 140 to 160 Jbs. good and choice $8..'35@9.35; light weights 160 to 180 Ibs. 59.10e9.60: 180 to 200 Ihs. $9.305i9.80: medium weights 200 to 220 Ibs. 59.30(89.80; 220 to 250 Ibs. $9.30© 9.80; heavy- wcKhts 250 to 290 Ibs. S9.10C'? 9.70; 290 to 350 Iba. S8.85@9.55; packing sows 275 to 330 ibs. good 58.30^8.50; 350 to 435 Ibs. $8.10$S.65; 425 to 550 Ibs. J7.90® S.45. ward from 55.50; better grade of vealers . SHEEP, 4.000; 600 through; very little done; few opening sales lambs steady; choice fed larobs $10.50; some held above $10.60. SOUTH ST. VAUL LIVESTOCK. SOUTH ST. PAUL. Jan. 30. UPl--U. S. department of agriculture-HOGS 5.500; market 10-15c lower: top S9.65; 160 to 200 Ibs. S9.5S@9.63; 200 to 260 Ibs. $9.35®9.55; 260 to 350 ibs. S9fi9.35; 140 to 160 ibs. J9.25.jp9.65; packing sows 58.40S 8.60. CATTLE 3.100; calves 2,400: market lower; steers 55.75^7.25; heifers above $7; cows above S5.50: cutters 545?4.50: bulls SS.SSfS 1 6.25: vealers 59Sill. SHEEP 6.500; market steady to 25c lower; lambs nothing done. OMAHA LIVESTOCK. OMAHA, Jan. 30. LT--U. S. department of agriculture-HOGS 8.000; market 5-loc lower: top $9.70; ISO to 220 Ibs. S9.60«i9.65; 230 to 325 Ihs. 59.55; l. r 0 to 170 Ibs. 59.40^9.65; packing sows 59.60^9.65. CATTLE 5,000; calves 300; market weak to lOc higher; steers $7.50r.r9; heifers 56.25 ^7.75; cows $5®6.25: cutters S3.75S4.50: bulls 56^6.60; vealers slOf'flO.50. SHEEP 7,500; 700 direct; market steady to SOc Jower; lambs S10(£.'10.25 and up. LIVESTOCK FORECAST. CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 3V-orfic!a! estimated receipts tomorrow: Cattle 2,500; hogs 14,000: sheep 13,000. Representative Soles CHICAGO. Jan. 30. I.-TI--U. S. department of agriculture--Representative sales: HOGS. Heavy-- JJshts-- :«1 9.6. r 3.1 192 10.10 45 nOS 9.7.1 60 187 10.00 50 2fi3 10.00 25 164 9.85 20 9.55 S9 162 9.75 .Mediums.-- - l.'Kht Lights-53 217 10.00 46 135 10.OU 8 238 !).S5 83 147 9.75 il 220 10.10 15 204 10.00 CATTLE. Steers-- Heifers-- 3S 1225 12.50 25 86'.' S.75 24 10SO 11.75 23 800 S.50 20 1324 11.50 32 79S S.25 22 120") 11-50 24 762 7.75 1064 10.30 20 686 7.25 22 1100 10.25 Cows-26 964 9.73 15 1200 6.75 25 925 9.00 10 1162 5.50 1052 S.50 8 1105 5.25 23 900 7.90 10 103S 5.00 16 864 7.25 H 397 4.50 5 86S 4.00 SHEEP. Fed Western Lambs-- Slaughter Yearlings-i 90 10.60 120 92 9.75 ,0 94 10.50 111 87 9.50 200 89 10.50 Slaughter Ewes-200 SS 10.35 15 110 4.75 19S 85 10.25 201 120 4.25 160 ' 6S 10.25 S 199 4.00 97 83 10.10 Feeding C^mbs-- 130 80 10.00 61 6S 9.85 Native Lambs-- 15 71 9.25 38 90 10.30 '1 86 10 25 34 79 10.00 INFLATION TALK RALLIES WHEAT Prices Touch Lowest Level Witnessed in More Than Month. CHICAFO, Jan. 30. CW--Renewal of inflation talk rallied wheat late today after prices had touched the lowest level witnesed in more than a month.. The rallies followed Washington reports that the inflation bloc in congress had succeeded in appending to the farm bill a currency expansion plan with a view to restoring prices of 1926 parity. A restraining influence on wheat rallies, though, was continued weakness of the Winnipeg market. Wheat closed irregular, *4 lower to Vs higher compared with yesterday's finish, May 99%@%, com unchanged to % up. May 59%@%, oats unchanged to % higher, and provisions unchanged to 10 cents decline. CHICAGO CASH GRAIN. CHICAGO. Jan. 30. (.«--Cash wucat, No. 2 hard $1.16; corn. No. 5 mixed 55c: No. 4 yellow 57%057£c; No. a yellow 55W56V-C; No. 4 white 57=j fi)58iic; No. 5 white 55'/i @5.il6c; sample grade 50S53^c. Oats, sample grade mixed 23w.c; No. 2 white 32%c; No. 3 white 27'.i»32c; No. 4 white 26@27c; sample grade 22@27c. No rye. Soybeans, No. 2 yellow 84@84/ic Chicago. Barley, actual sales 60@S5c; feed 30©46c nominal; malting 54ft'S5c nominal. Timothy seed $3.15Q'3.20 c wt. Clover seed $123*17.50 cwt. Lard tierces 511.12; loose 510.63; Bellies 514.75. Mason City Grain MASON CITY, Jan. 30.-No. 3 yellow corn 45c No. 4 yellow new corn 45c Ear corn 3Sc White oats, No. 3 22',-c Feeding barley 25-35c No. 2 yellow soybeans 65c WHEAT-May July Sept CORN-May July Sept OATS-May July Sept RYE-May ...... July Sept. ...... BARLEY-May LARD-Jan Mar. May July ET3LLIES-- May r GRAIX CLOSE. CHICAGO, Jan. 30. (.!··-- High Low Close .99% .98:4 .99% .89 .SSS .83 r !k .87% .87!i .S7~ ,59"s .j»',~ .39«i -60 ii .60»i .28 S .28 H, .27V- , .60S .60% .28% .28 .271k .60% .28 fe .28 .27% .53--; .551,4 .55 .43% U.«5 13.10 11.22 11.15 14.47 THURSDAY GRAIN' OPEN PUBLIC UTILITY AND INDUSTRIAL STOCKS Quoted by A. M. Schanke and Company, Telephone 1300, Mason City. MASON CITY, Jar. Bid Cent St El 7ft pfd (S25 par) 11% Cent St P £ I. pfd 9S Champlta Ref la "Si pfd 75 Creamery Package com , 24 u Hearst cons A 23^i Geo A Hormel A pfd , 103 Geo A Horme! F pfd 103 Interstate Power 79i pfd 2S Interstate Power 6% pfd .... 24 Kvm Electric Co 7% pfd 49 Iowa. Electric Co 65i pfd 48 la Elec Lt 4 Power 75 pfd .. "3 !a Elec Lt Power 6% To pfd 7« la Elec Lt Power 5% pfd .. 6S»4 la Power Lt 75 pH 104 la Power Lt 650 pfd 101 la Puolic Scry 7Ta pfd 94 la Public Serv 514 ej pfd 91 la Public Sen- 6S pfd 90 la South Util 7Si pfd 70 la South Util 6CS pfd 62ii JHnnesota P L 7% pfd 92 Northern St Power T?o pfd ... 83 Northern St Power 6Sft p(d ... 76^s N W Bell Tel 6% ft pfd 117 W St Portland cement .... 22 F.ath packing 7^ pfd 100 Rath Packins 6fl nfd 99 Sioux city Gas Elec 7% pfd 89 United Lt Kys T", pfd 83 United Lt Rys 6.365 pfd .. 77 United Lt Rys 6^ pfd 76 Western Grocer pfd 82 Western Grocer com 7 ] .3 30.-Asked 13 2 IS 23=4 26 51 50 75 72 70 ios 103 96 93 92 64% 94 36 78 119 24 102 100 91 M 79 Students Compile History LONDON, Ont. (TJ.P.)--A handsomely bound book, containing pictures and a brief history of each sublic school here, is being made ay students and will be sent to London, England, County Council, ag a first step toward cementing friendly relations between the old and new London. There seems to be some doubt as .0 what A! Smith's role will be in -he approaching campaign. Maybe he'll figure as a sort of old potato control.--Boston Herald. WHEAT-May July Sepl CORN-Xay July ....... Sept, ., OATS-May July Sept EYE-May July Sept BARLEY-May ,, LARD-Jan March May July BELLIES-May CHICAGO, ,la Open Today .59!-! .60% ,59'i .SS 1 ', .87-;i .27 "s .27 S 30. (.Pi- Close Yr. Ago .96 "i .SSv-i .87 (i .84 V, '.77% .50 .43 Vi .41 .66% '.65% .75 12.9V 12.95 13.05 15.90 MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN'. LIS, Jan, 30. (.-P--Wheat in cars: He higher; No. 1 heavy dark northern 60 ibs. $1.31V-151.37^: No. l dark nortnem 50 IDS. $1.29% 9il.36»i: 58 Ibs. $1.27% S' 1.35%; fancy No. 1 hard Montana 14 per cent protein Sl.26iSipl.2SK; to arrive S2.25S ojl.27%; grade of No. 1 dark hard or No. 1 hard Montana winter S1.06.4fil.l5!i; to arrive 51.05%®!.14%; No. 1 hard amber durum $1.12X@1.23?6; No. 1 red durum 8594 !gS6«c; May Sl.OSVt; July SX.03; September 92VSc. Corn, No. 3 yellow 56@57c. Oats, No. 3 white 26-};®30 : Xc. ..11.26 ..11.25 .Wii U.10 11.17 11.3U 11.25 14.47 KANSAS CITV GRAIN. KANSAS CITT, Jan. 30. Ul--Wheat 48 cars; %c lower to }ic higher: No. 2 dark hard S1.1S; No. 3 nominally 98%c@Sl.I7W; No. 2 hard S1.09*i; No. 3, $1.04«J1.09=i; No. 2 red Sl.05%: No. 3, S1.03%«E1.04!i. Corn 17 cars; unchanged; No. 2 white nominally 69?;©72c; No. 3 nominally 65 ^ @ 6SVic; No. 2 yellow nominally 63%@65c; No. 3 nominally 6iy@635sc; No. 2 mise'fl nominally 61V4dT62c; No. 3 nominally 57%®60c. Oats 2 cars; unchanged; No. 2 white nominally 30®31c; No. 3 nominally 27%®30c. · O.IMHA GEAIN. OMAHA. Jan. 30. (.T) -- Wheat. No. 2 hard 51.01; No. 3 hard 51.02; No. 4 northern spring $1.10. Corn. No. 4 white 63@65«c: No. 5 white c; No. 4 yellow 57@5Sc; No. 5 yellow Oats. No. 3 feed 22 $ic. CHICAGO STOCKS. Cities Sen-ice Dexter Sellmann Br Co lOVi Katz Dru£ Libby McNeil Midwest Utfi Natl Leather CHICAGO. Jan. 30. (.W-- 3S Natl Standard 3-tS 12 Northwest Banco 12 Quaker oats 136% 32% Swift Co 9K Swift Int! '/I Utility 4 Ind 2S Zenith 24 35 \~ 1% 13 U Operetta Presented at Northwood High School NORTHWOOD, Jan/30.--An operetta, "Once in a Blue Moon," was given Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Northwood theater by the Nortbwood high school chorus. Miss Evelyn Johnson, vocal music instructor in the local schools, directed the operetta. Miss Opal Bakken, member of the senior class of the high school, served as accompanist. Members of the cast were June Ellingson, Kathrine Madson, Stella Huso, Iris Crossley, Charlotte Madson. Bernice Cornick, Ruth Opal Thompson, Russell Vigen, Clarence Larson. Hall Dillon, Kermit Hanson, Clans Pixley, Ronald Christiansen, Phillip Whitcome and Roger Lundbersr Stock List 1 NEW YOBK STOCKS. NEW YORK. Jan. 30. Hum Quotation!!. Air Rcdue 190 Loews Al Chcm Dye 163«i Maytag Amn Can 12014 Amn Sm Ref 64 Amn Sugar A T T Amn Tob B Amn Wat Wkfl Anaconda Alchlson Auburn Avlat Corp B O Bamsdail Bend Avlat Beth Steel Borden Borg Warn Can Dry Can Pac Case C N W C G W C M S p fc p C R I 4 P Chrysler C01 G E Com Solv Comwlth Sou Con Gas Cons Oil Cont Can Cont Oil Del Corn Prod Curt Wright Deere ptd -Du Pont Gen Elect Gen Foods Ren Mot Olllette Goodyear III Cent Int Bar Int Nick Can I T T Johns Man Kennecott Kresge Lib O F McKess £. Rob Mid Cont Pet 57% Mont Ward 161 Jlorreii Murray Corp Nash Natl Bis 72% Natl cash Reg 41% Natl Dairy 6U Natl Dist Nat Pwo Lt N Y Cent 23% Nor Pac 51 "A Oliver Farm 27 li J C Penney 69 Penn R R 15 Phillips Pet 101 22 ri 30 'A 17% 17 12% R C A 10fi.--i Rep Steel 3»; Key Tob B 2 sears Roe 2'£ Shell Union 2*1 Soc Vac 89 ii So Pac 13% Stan Brands 20»1 S 0 Cal 4'A S O Ind S 0 N J Stew War 74% Stone Web 36% studebaker 71 Swift Co 4=4 Tex Corp 29 Tex Gulf Sul 14414 Tim Roll Bear ' ' ' ' Un Carb Un Pac Unit Afr Unit Corp Unit Drug U S Gypsum D S Rubber 17 S Steel Warner Fix 108 " West El Mfg 32* Woolworth 23% Wrlgley 50 34% 14 38 it 34 a 24 ' 64% 49 51(4 19 % 10 « 21-y. 37» 50 ',i 17 »1 IT'S, 3514 23 ft 22% 283k 12% 33 !i 26 32 71% 35 X 43 1314 20 li 58 63 43 '.!. 37% 58% 19-71 17% 8% 24 3-1 (4 36)1 67 73% 122 28% 8 VI 13% 84 U 18 ·» 4S»i 12*5 108% 531i 7711 Supplementary List of Stock Quotations Supplied by LAMSON BROTHERS AND CO. Mason Gty Office in Bagley- Beck Bldg. Telephone No. 7 DOW JOKES AVERAGES Iiidn. RiUl Ctlli. Close 146.98 45.S4 31.71 Total Sale's 3,010,000 CHICAGO STOCKS Butler Bros STi Keys St Wire 86 Cord Corp 6% Marshall Fields 11% Kalamazoo Stov 55 weigrecn Co 32% NEW YOBK CL'RB Am Gas 4 Elec 39» Ford Mo of Eng 834 Am Cyanamid B 34 Hud B M * S Co 26?i Am Su Pow Co 3% Humble Oil Co 72 li Ark Nat Gas A 5k Lockheed lO'ig Asoc G El A 1 7 4 Nlles-Bem-Pond 38. Can Ind A* 11% S 0 Ky Co 22 Elsler EI« 3% Un Gas Co 5S El B'd Share 19% Un LI S. Pow Co 5% Ford Mo of Can 25 Vi JfEW VOBK STOCKS Alaska Juneau 1511 Hudson Motor Allegheny 3=4 Hupp Motors Am For Pow 8?i Intl Carriers Am Cry Sug CO 17% Kelvinator Co Am C Ty Co 32% Lambert Co \m Pow Lt 10V4 Liquid Carb Cp 38Vi Am Roll's Mills 31% Lorillard 25V, Am Ra S Co 23Vs Mack Truck 27-Ti imer Tob Co 101% Mathieson Alk 30* Armour Co 6"'s McK - Rob pfl1 41 Armour fc Co pf S0| McLel^Stoe, 13% Bel Hemingway WU Best CO 51 Baldwin Loco 4% Brigps Mf£ CO S3Vi Bendix 23 BYirr Add ' 27'^ 3yers A M Co 21 i/j, Calif Packing ^5 Caterpillar Trac 63% Ccrro dc Pasco S2 Ches Ohio 57% } M S P P pfd -IVj Coca Cola Co Com Credit 45'£ 3otr, Solvents 20^ 3onL Motor 3'.i 3r of Wheat 36% 3urt-Wri Co A 13% Dist Corp Scag Douglas Airc Eastman 15% 2W 22% Kinn, Moline Im 8% Mo Pac 3X Motor Products 58% No Araer 28% No Amer Avi 8H Otis Steel Co 15% Owen III Glass 145% Packard Motor 7 "3 Park Utah Cop 4?i Plymouth 1454 Proc Gam 47 7 ,« Pub Ser of N J 45% ,,,.,,. Pullman ?',';" Pure Oil Co Purity Bakery 29% 73'.i 157% 2aton Mfg Co 29 Elec Auto Lite 37 \i Erie K R Co 13% Plre'ne Tl Ru 27% First Na Stores Foster-Wtieeler Freeport Tex Glidden Co Gobei Gold Dust Graham Paige Gt Nor pfd Houston Oil 43 19?i 15 7% 5% 23 27% 22% ' K 0 Keo Motors Simmons Ctj So Cal Edison S perry Corp St'G E Telautograph Tide Wa As OH U S Ind Alch U S Smelter Util P LI A Vanadium Union Oil Cal Un Gas Imp 19 6% 10^ 46 30% 33 49 Warren Bros 6 Western Myld 19% Western Union 3% Worth'n Pump Yellow Truck 7a % 42 VI S3 4U 23 24, : !i 34% Youngs S T 76 *i 25% 15% Miscellaneous POTATO MARKET. CHICAGO, Jan. 30. (3i--U. S. department of agriculture-Potatoes 69, on track 211, total U. S. shipments 788: steady, supplies rather light, demand and trading slow, account weather; sacked per cwt. Idaho russet Burbanks u' S. No. 1, jl.S5g:l.95 ; u. S. No. 2, S1.40; Wisconsin round whites U. S. No. 1, $1,22V~ 'S'l-SO; commercial $1.05; Michigan russet rurals u. S. No. 1, {1.25; North Dakota Red river section cobblers u. S. 'No. 1, 51.30: ordinary quality 95c; early Chios unclassified SOc; Colorado McClures U. S. No. 1. $1 35@ 1-52%; Nebraska Bliss triumphs U. S. No. 1, and partly graded $1.40. MINNEAPOLIS FtOCR MINNEAPOLIS. .Jan. 30. OT)--Flour unchanged. Carload lots family patents S7.10@ 7.30 a barrel in 98 pound cotton sacks. Shipments 25.400. Pure bran S15S15.50. Standard middlings S14.50@15. Hides Quotations Faraisbed by Inc., 308 Fifth Street Southwest. SDRSEHIDES Horsehldes 53,00 *GREEN BEEF HIDES Up to 25 Ibs «, «....7%c 25 to 45 Ibs. .. 6c Moro than Ou tts, -·*···».....».*.......6c Bull Wdca ,..,.. *c "Cured hides half cent more a pound, (Qo above prices a cent higher to wholesale dealers ID wholesale lots.) WOOI, MARKET. BOSTON, Jan. 30. (jp\--U. S. department of agriculture-Strictly combing 56s, % blood and 48s. 50-S ',1 blood Ohio and similar bright graded fleeces sold at 43 cents In the grease. Country packed lots containing combing and clothing. Staple of these two grades together were sold at 41 cents fn the grease. Graded French combing 64s and finer territory wools were firmly quoted at 9 centfl scoured basis, saies having been closed at 88-90 cents. Average to short French combing of similar grades brought 85-87 cents scoured basis In original bags. Museum Gets Soviet Papers LONDON (UP)--Somewhat to Us surprise, that highly respectable institution, the British Museum, has received an immense quantity of soviet official newspapers, embracing 1 the complete files from 1924 to 1933--the most important period of the soviet regime--of 4 l7.vestia,'' "Pravda," "Ekonomic- heskaya Zhizen' r and other periodicals STOCK MARKET UNEVEN AFFAIR Some Issues Able to Breast Profit Taking, Others Fall Behind. NEW YORK, Jan. 30. VB--Various steels, rails, utilities and specialties breasted profit taking waves in today's stock market, but there were a number of issues unable to hold their heads above water. Radio preferred "B" jumped 4 points or so and Douglas Aircraft gained 2. Improvement was shown by Consolidated Gas, Columbia Gas, N. Y. Central, Delaware and Hudson, U. S. Steel, American Steel Foundries, Standard Oil of California, Consolidated Oil, Warner Brothers and Electric Boat. American Can dropped 4, and Case, Deere, Continental Can. U. S. Smelting, Schenley, Hiram Walker and Distillers Corporation, were off 1 to 3. The motors were easier. The late tone was irregular. Transfers approximated 2,800,000 shares. The radio preferred issue responded to optimistic expectations that holders would benefit materially by the new recapitalization plan now. being considered. Several of the steels reflected reports of renewed orders for rails and freight cars by the principal carriers. Curb Market NEW YORK. Jan. 30. f.PJ--Curb market stocks continued to move narrowly today. The trend was slightly irregular. largely because of losses in utilities and metals. Industrials and specialties were generally Higher. Creole Petroleum was a trading favorite during the early part ot the session, advancinp: 1% points to 30, a new 1935-36 high. Gulf Oil also was hlghber, alonK with Sher- wln Williams and Texas Gulf Products. Losers of small fractions included American Gas, Electric B'ond and Share, International Petroleum, Montgomery Ward "A," and Pioneer Gold- I-ake Shore Mines was unchanged. Bond Market NEW YORK, Jan. 30. i/T)--Quiet steadiness In U. S. government bonds contrasted today with a brisk turnover In corporate Issues at higher prices. In the government list small fractional gains and losses were evenly distributed. Treasury 2;' s s and 3s tilted slightly ahead. Home Owners Loan 3s yielded a moderate fraction. Dealers said the pressure ot idle funds was somewhat more evident in the corporate section, an opinion reflected by advances In both high and low price brackets. Buying of such low yield issues as American BolUnK MH1 4VaS, Santa. Fe 4s and PEP- clflc Gas 5s had Its counterpart in a continued good call for obligations bearing larger returns. The continued overflow of excess funds from the low ylRld loans into those quoted a t lower prices was confined largely to the rails. B'ond men said Wednesday's new average Fth for rait equities had stimulated carrier otili Rat Ions. Foreign loans were dull and mixed. GOVERNMENT BONDS NEW YORK, Jan. 30- (.TO--U- Sc'.osed: Treasury 414s 47-52 115.12. Treasury 4s 44-54 111.9. Treasury S^s 40-43 June 107.28. Treasury 3%s 43-47 106.28. Treasury 3H» 46-49 104.1. Treasury 3s 51-55 102.31. Produce MASON CITY, Jan. 30.-Cash Quotations by E. G. Morse Eggs, current receipts 15c Springs, heavy breeds 16c Leghorn springs 13c Stags, heavy Breeds 14c Heavy hens, 4 Ibs. and over ... .16c Under 4 Ibs. I3c Cocks _ lOc Turkeys, .No. 1 20c Geese lOc Ducks 12c Merchants Quotations Eggs, in trade 20-21c* Eggs, cash 17-lSc" Butter, Iowa State Brand 41c Butter, Corn Country 40c Butter, Kenyon's 40c Butter, Very Best 41c Butter, Brookfield 39c Eggs, in cash 18-19c* Potatoes, peck SOc and 45c "EDITOR'S NOTE--These representative quotations were obtained by calling several grocery stores. CHICAGO PBODCCE CHICAGO, Jan. 30. UP)--Butter 7.47T, steady; prices unchanged. Eggs 9,262, unsettled; extra firsts cars 24M;C. local 24c; fresh graded firsts cars 24'^c, locai 234ic: current receipts 23c; re- fr'gcrator standards 19^c. CHICAGO FOCLTRY CHICAGO. Jan. 30. /P)--Poultry--Live, 16 trucks, firmer; hens 5 Ibs. and less 24^4c. more than 5 ibs. 23c: Leghorn heng 20c; Plymouth and white Rock springs 25c. colored 24c: Plymouth and White Rock broilers 24c, colored 23c; Leghorn chickens Isc; roosters l"c: turkeys 18@23c: heavy white and colored ducks 22c, small- white ducks 38c, small colored 17c: geese 17c; capons 7 Ibs. up 2Sc, less than 7 Ibs. 24c. Dressed turkeys steady; prices unchanged. SEW I'OKK rOULTRV NEW YORK. Jan. 30, Wi--Live poultry firm; all freight grades unchanged. 7,465. score) NEW TOBK PRODUCE. NEW YORK. Jan. 30. i.-V--Butt»r firm; prices unchanged. Extra '.'- 35'/ic. Cheese 133,454. firm and unchanged. Eggs 9.476, unsettled; mixed colors, special packs or selections from fresh receipts 27HjI2S^c; standards and commercial standards 2S 2 i@27c; mediums 40 Ibs. 22;t?23 1 ,= c: dirties No. 1, 42 Ibs. 22^23c; refrigerators standards 21?T24c: firsts 21®24c; other mixed colors unchanged. PRODUCE FUTURES. CHICAGO. Jan. 30. ,(.r/--Butter futures closed: Storage standards. January 31 r ;sc; February 31^c; March 30 ] ,£c, Egg futures; Refrigerator standards. January 20c: October 20"ic; fresh graded firsts. February 20yjC. Potato futures Idaho russets, January SI.90: March SI.90. KANSAS CITY PBODUCK. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 30. I.TJ--Produce unchanged. NK1V YORK SI (JAR. XKW YORK. Jan. T0. (.V)--f^au- Mii;ar u n - rhangfrl to 3 pwnls I/vtvcr. FuhJrw unchancrrf to 5 points higher. Refined settled at 1.65c for fine granulated BEAD THIS FIRST: Ihora Dahl, alone In New York, u seeking a position through an employment agency. NOW CO ON WITH THE STOKE CHAPTER 2 "May I apply for the position?" "If you care for the name and address,' 1 offered the woman at the employment agency, "I think I might let you have them. Please understand, however, that the Taggart Agency is not to be represented in any further transaction with Mr. Marsh. I must make that perfectly clear. We are neither sending you nor recommending you. I am merely telling you that this place was open recently. It may be filled by this time. Though I doubt it." Miss Taggart's patrician nose was very nearly guilty of a sniff. "That is so kind of you. Please let me have the name." Miss Dahl produced a pencil and paper from the neat black bag tucked under her arm. Leaning over the desk, she set down the information as dictated by Miss Taggart. The handwriting was childishly rouniJ but the letters were formed swiftly and surely. "Mr. Selwyn Marsh. Fair Acres. Near Brookville." Brookville, it appeared, was 20 miles or thereabouts from the city. Commuting service was frequent and Miss Dahl should have little trouble in finding the place. Miss Taggart became rather more reassured over her unprofessional procedure with this intimate nearness to her caller. "Her neck's clean and she smells good," was the older woman's mental comment. "I shall see Mr. Marsh today," Miss Dahl said smilingly. "If I am fortunate enough to procure the position, I will be very glad to pay. . . whatever your fee is." "We are not sending you out there," Miss Taggart reminded sharply. Then she added, in more mollified tones: "But I would be interested, naturally, in knowing what success you have. And if you like the place." "I shall let you know. Thank you and goodby." Tbora Dahl nodded deferentially and started once more to the door, stepping aside as she opened it to avoid colliding with a small angular woman who was jerking off her hat as she entered.' The newcomer was Dora Bond, assistant to Miss Taggart. "Who was that party?" she demanded in a guarded voice, her bobbed black head indicating the departing Thora. Miss Taggart wag staring thoughtfully at the closed door. "Oh, that? A school teacher who takes a bath every day. She wants to be a "hired girl' and she has . . . no character." "What!" "And so," Miss Taggart pursued evenly, "I gave her Selwyn Marsh's address." "Huh." Miss Bond leaned nearer a mirror that hung beside the water cooler. She pursed her scarlet lips and studied their reflection critically, then inquired: "Did you tell her what that last woman said when she came back?" "I didn't send her as an applicant. So I told her nothing. Well . . . almost nothing." "And that," Sara Bond remarked judicially over her shoulder, "is what is known as an easy out." In the meantime, tie object of the agency's courtesy was making her way directly to the station. Thora Dahl learned, that a train for Brookville was scheduled to depart within 20 minutes and, what was of greater importance, the fare was 58 cents. There were none too many 58 cents remaining in the black handbag. Fortunately, her room rent was paid for the balance of the week. And here was a chance of obtaining Business Notes Revenue freight carloadings declined again last week for the second consecutive time as severe weather restricted activity. Figures for 21 major railroad systems point to a decrease of more than 37,000 cars from the loading total for the previous week or an indicated aggregate of around 574,000 cars. The estimated total for tbe week ended Jan. 25 compares with 555,768 cars loaded in the comparable 1935 week and marks the smallest year-to-year gain since the week ended Sept. 28, last, when loadings were severely depressed by a short-lived coal strike. With that exception the favorable margin indicated for the past week was the narrowest since mid-August. WESTINOHOUSE OK ss basis Westinghouse Electric and Manutacturi.«s company common stock, which was returned to the dividend paying list last August after a three year lapse, was placed on the equivalent of a 53 a share annual basis Wednesday with the declaration of a dividend of 75 cents a share. Fifty cents had been paid in each of the two preceding quarters. Directors also votes regular quarterly disbursement of 87H cents a share f, the preferred. Anaconda Wire and Cable company resumed payments on the capital stock after a lapse of more than four years. Directors voted a distribution of 25 cents a share, the same as was made in August, 1931, before dividends wero passed. The company is controlled by Anaconda copper Mining company. Scotten Dillon company directors voted a payment of 50 cents a share OD the common, the same as voted a year ago. Dividend of 30 cents a share were paid in each of the three intervening quarters. KKI'CBUC TO MAKE ADDITIONS Republic Steel corporation Wednesday announced plans for the expenditure of nearly 51,200,000 for improvements and additions in Its plants in various cities, the major portion of the appropriation to be used in the Youngstown district. One of the principal projects is that relating to a change in the corporation's three electric welding mills at Lansingville. The middle sized pipe mill in this group was improved last year at a cost of S750.000. and the change, which involved alteration in the shaping rolls and equipment, was found successful that it wilj be applied to the larger mill. In Warren, the capacity of the annealing and tin house is to be increased because of the addition of a new fo-jr-hlch mill las: year, making strip for tin plate. The company "likewise improved the hand mills with three hlch break-down mills and automatic f o r t u n e antl catching devices. These improvtmflitp. nnw n p a r i n g completion, increased the- hl.trfc plMf fra^acitj- of ilie plan! Jinrl s r l d i l i o n n l tinning equipment is to be installed at the cost of $250.00" a position at last. Not a very encouraging chance . . . but there was no good in worrying about that. Not yet. Conjectures over the forthcoming adventure were uppermost in Thora Dahl's mind as she relaxed in the coach seat and gazed thoughtfully through the window. It was an adventure. Things were becoming rather desperate. Under way now. Gliding past grimy factories and warehouses, clanking over switches. AH the drab aspects of a city's back yard, the last mile of every incoming trunk line. Open spaces, as the train gathered speed. Flashes of sunlight through the car windows. Then the buildings retreated to more discreet distances from the tracks. Thora raised her window to let the warm air beat against her face. Pleasant to see green open spaces after long weeks among brick walls. She found herself wishing it were farther t o o . . . Brookville. Fair Acres. Both were pretty names . . . restful. But this Mr. Marsh didn't sound so very encouraging. Thora believed she understood why that woman at the agency had been reticent, but she had said enough about Mr. Marsh to arouse some uneasiness in the girl's mind. An elderly man, of course. Probably in ill health. It was plain that he was hard to get along with. Maybe she could stay long enough to draw a week's wages . . . you'd think she had a chance The more she thought of it, however, Thora found herself becoming curiously unafraid of the prospect. If Selwyn Marsh were more harsh and domineering than old Hjalmar Dahl, well . . . that wasn't likely. Thora had put up with her father's unending discipline said exactions for more than 20 years. And her mother had endured them much longer. But Mary Dahl, submissive though she was for the most part, had her moments of rebellion. That was why Thora had gone through high school and had two years at State Normal. Moody Hjalmar never quite forgave his wife that her one excursion into motherhood had not produced a son to inherit the big wheat farm and contribute a greater share to its labor in the meantime. Thora had subscribed to her father's native code to the extent of spending most of her youthful spare time in the 'fields and barns. At 16, she bad the flat body of a boy with hard muscles that could, and did do a man's work. It was only in these last few years that her form had taken on the soft contours of young womanhood. Today's ride to Brookville was not far from an end when the traveler drew back from her open window with an exclamation of pain. A cinder had implanted itself in her left eye. Hurriedly she went through all the maneuvers calculated to remove the irritation, exploring for it with the corner of her handkerchief, pulling at her eyelid, winking rapidly . . . only to find that painful scratching of the eyeball persisting. She even rubbed the right eye vigorously. Someone had told her that method would bring relief, start tears flowing and wash out the obstruction. Tears came, but no cinder. 'Brookville!" On the heels of that shout, the train began grinding to a halt. (TO BE CONTINUED) 2 Trees at Oskaloosa Show Changing Fortunes U. S. Political Parties OSKALOOSA, Jan. 30. --There's a reason Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Corlett named the trees they set out at the entrance of their driveway "Harding" and "Wilson." Mr. Corlett, an attorney, is an ardent republican. Mrs. Corlett is an equally ardent democrat. They planted the trees the da_y Harding was inauguratecl as president, named them, little dreamed those trees would become political oracles to Mahaska county democrats with superstitious bents. But They Have. For several years "Wilson" lagged while "Harding" flourished. By the end of the Coolidge administration, the "Wilson" tree was barely alive. But when Al Smith took the leadership of the democrats in 1928, the "Wilson" tree commenced to grow. By 1932 when Roosevelt became the democratic candidate, it was shooting skyward. The "Harding" tree's growth meantime slowed down. Last fall the 'Wilson" tree still was outgaining the "Harding" tree. He Has Explanation. "Doesn't mean a thing," says Corlett. "Wihxm's roots were just cut too short in transplanting and it took a little while for the tree to get stalled. That's all." "Ah. but it does," twits Mrs. Corlett. "If that were all, why is your Harding tree lagging?" To which Corlett replies: "You just wait until the next election." Garner Group Plans to Help Starving Birds GARNER, Jan. 30.--Forty-eight local sportsmen and farmers in the feeding of pheasants. These birds have died in large numbers from exposure since a week ago. R. E. Nesbit, local cafe owner; Art Schultz, rural mail carrier, and Dave Smith, farmer, drove 35 miles Wednesday to scatter feed to starving birds. 'They counted as many as 50 in a group that approached eagerly as feed was distributed. It is said that previously quite a number of pheasants had been shot as they were seeking shelter. The group of men interested in protecting the birds will arrest anyone who is killing them. NEW STANDARD FOR GRINNELL Former Plan of Major and Minor System Dropped in Change. GRINNELL, Jan. 30. VP--Grinnell college, long: known as the "Harvard of the midwest," has adopted a new standard of graduation requirements that will abolish the former system of a major and minor study. The change in curriculum becomes effective with the present freshman class. It was devised by the faculty committee on educational policies and approved by faculty vote. "The new system," the faculty committee stated, "is designed to ive a more rounded education and eliminate the present tendency to concentrate In certain fields to the virtually exclusion of all other fields of education." In 7 large Divisions. The entire college curriculum hag been divided into seven large divisions and a student will be required to take his choice among- several subjects in the different divisions. Every student must take a year's work in freshman English, orientation and a foreign language. Orientation previously has been a one-semester course. The foreign lanuage requirement may be eliminated if the student has had two years of foreign language in high school. Both men and women will be required to take three years of physical education. Will Distribute Study. During the first two years, the student also will be required to distribute study in such a manner as to complete a full year's work in at least one subject in six of the seven divisions of the curriculum. The former system of requiring 24 hours work in a major field and 16 hours in a minor has been abolished. Instead each student will complete from 40 to 52 hours in a field to be known as his "field of concentration." Plymouth Conservation Group Meets; Plans to Feed Pheasants Made PLYMOUTH, Jan. 30.--"The Field and Stream club," local sportsman's organization, held the annual meeting and re-elected the old officers: M. A. Hanson, president; Ivan Oantz, vice president; C. A. Mols- ierry, secretary; G. A. Reynolds. ;reasurer; Fay Cooper, F. H. Graves, J. A. Sutton, Paul Chehock and John Brower, re-elected directors. The local club has been active in sponsoring the dam now. under construction by workmen of the board of conservation from the transient camp at Mason City. Steps were taken to supply feed for the game birds of this area which have suffered severely from the extreme cold weather and deep snow. The club asked the co-operation of all who are interested in the preservation of the wild life in carrying out this project and contribution of feed or other help will be gratefully received. Sewing Machines Installed. DOWS. Jan. 30.--Plans are maturing for starting of the sewing project in Dows for. employment of women on relief, in Wright and Franklin counties. Mrs. Christensen of Latimer ia in charge. Sewing machines were installed in the city hall. Livestock Auction SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 COMMENCING 1 P. M. SHAKP We have consigned for Saturday a choice line of property as follows: 400 CATTLE including 1 load of long-fed fat steers. We will have 200 choice Hereford stock steers, direct to our sale barn from Colorado and Nebraska. There will be 80 head of choice steer calves, 40 head of short yearling steers and the balance will be good to choice yearling steers, all sorted in even loads and sold by weight. Will sell an entire herd of Holstein dairy cows, among which are several purebred cows. Some of these cows are fresh and the balance will be heavy springer cows. They are consigned by Arthur Aretids of Kamrar, Iowa. The balance will be odd lots of butcher cattle and littte stock cattle. HOGS--Have 100 vaccinated feeder pigs consigned, and a few bred gilts, also a lot of boars. SHEEP--Will have some bred ewes and can sell a lot more. If in need of some choice stock cattle, be sure t« attend this sale. If you have any cattle to sell, send them In to our market. We will get their full cash value. Horse and Mule Auction EVERY TUESDAY We are selling from 85 to 100 horses and mules each Tuesday. We will have onr usual run next Tuesday. Can sell any kind of a horse and get its full cash value. Good chunks and draft colts in best demand. Wo need you as consignor or buyer in our auctions each week. "A square deal" is our motto. Marvel Sales Co. WEBSTER CITY, IOWA

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