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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FEBRUARY 26.1 19E Mrs. Taylor Funeral Is Held at Thompson THOMPSON, Feb. 26.--Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Taylor ·were held Monday afternoon at the M. E. 'church. The Rev. A. G. Heddle officiated, assisted by the Rev. Beldeu Wcickle of Renwlck, a former pastor. m Household Goods STORAGE It you are planning ' an extended journey or wish for any reason to store your household g o o d s--by all means select this safe place for their care and protection. Every article (rill be returned to you In perfect condition. PHONE 216 CADWELL TRANSFER ' STORAGE CO. 308 Eighth Street S. W. MRS, CISNE OF NORTHWOOD DIES Leaves Son in Mason City; Succumbs at Hospital in Albert Lea. NORTHWOOD, Feb. 26.--Mrs W. W. Cisne, 65, died at 4 o'clock .londay morning at an Albert Lea lospital from pneumonic meningit- s, which developed after an illness of one week with flu. She was :aken to the hospital Saturday vhere a spinal operation was performed. Mrs. Cisne, whose maiden name was Caroline F. Adler, was born May 13, 1868, in Hennepin county, Minn. While a small girl, she moved with her family to Iowa and settled near Le Mars. She was married Nov. 6, 1889, to William W. Cisne. They resided several years at Sioux City, then Fort Dodge and came to Northwood in 1920. Surviving are her husband, one son, Elmer W. Cisne of Mason City, one sister and three brothers. Mrs. Cisne was a lover of flowers and her flower garden here was considered one of the beauty spots of Northwood. Funeral services will be held at the home in Northwood at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. DeLoss Marken, pastor of tlie Church of Christ in Des Molnos, officiating. Burial will he in Fort Dodge, where a service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Wilder funeral home. EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRIGGS UNIT NO. 5. HOW IOWA HAS BEEN FARMED This is the twenty-fifth venture In the series of 80 explorations Into the history of Iowa. One topic will appear in this paper each Monday during the school year. Buy Fire Truck Chassis. ROCKFORD, Feb. 26.--The city council purchased a new Chevrolet truck chassis on which will be placed the equipment from the old fire truck. This will be used by the volunteer fire department. 2. To Learn About Farm Machinery. COME TIME in July, 1931, a young Virginia f a r m e r hitched a horse to a clumsy home-made, machine and went clattering afield to cut a little patch of oats. Members of his family and perhaps a few friends \vent along to see whether the reaper built by Cyrus H. McCormick would work any better than the failures his father had tried. As the heavy revolving reel waded into the standing grain, the long vibrating knife began to rattle through the finger-like guards and the cut straw fell backward evenly upon a platform. A Negro slave, who walked 'beside the machine, raked the oats off the platform in small piles. The machine was awkward, but it did cut six acres of grain much quicker and with far less effort than cradlers could have done it. The invention of the power reaper began a new period in Sterling Groceries and Meat Markets TUESDAY -- WEDNESDAY ~ THURSDAY We Deliver $1.00 Orders WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT MEAT DEPARTMENT Decker's Hams, whole or half, Ib ........ 13c Decker's Hams, center cuts, Ib,. .: ...... 20c AT Decker's Pot Roasts, H ................ 10c Decker's Beef Boil, Ib ................. 7c Decker's Round Steak, Ib ....... ....... 18c Sterling Smoked Country Sausage, 2 lbs..25c Sterling Ring Bologna, Ib. , . .... . .'. .... 12c Sterling Summer Sausage, Ib. . . . . ..... . 18c Sterling' Veal Roast, Ib. . ............... 12c Sterling- Veal Steak, Ib ..... ............ 15c Eggo Strictly Fresh -- Direst From Farmers Fish. -- Halibut -- Salmon -- Cwfl Fisli FRUIT DEPARTMENT Baking Apples, fancy large Romes, 4 Ibs. 25c Lettuce, large, fancy heads . . . . ........ 5c Radishes, new Texas, 3 bunches ........ lOc Celery, large, fancy stalks ............ 10c Oranges, goud size, 2 dozen ............ 35c Oranges, large, dozen . ................. 25c Oranges, extra large, dozen ........... 35c Clear Lake Butter, Ib ------ . . . ...... ..... } Van Camp's Tomato Soup, 5 cans ....... 25c Bean's Milk, tall cans, 4 for .......... . . 25c Libby's Red Salmon, tall can . ...... . . . . 19c Hormrf's Vegetable Soup, large can ---- . . 15e Navy Beans, fancy, 5 Ibs ..... . ......... 25c Sice, fancy, 4 !bs ..................... 25c " agriculture. of y e a r s , For thousands t h e world over crops were planted by hand, tended with crude tools and harvested by direct human labor. Farming has been slow hard work. . The ax, the hoe and the sickle have been the common tools of agriculture everywhere. During centuries of use, nothing better was created. Before machinery was applied to farming, the production of food was mainly dependent upon the strength of men. ' Scarcely more than a hundred years ago, the work of ,90 per cent of the popula tion was recmired to rais enough crops for all. ' The application of power ma chinery to agriculture did no become general in Iowa unti about the time of the Civi war. Because thousands o able 7 bodied men were hi th army, the burden of maintain ing normal food production f el upon old men and boys. Ho\ could one cultivate the acre that had previously requirei the labor of several? The solved the problem by tlie us of machinery. Necessity thu caused the use of new metl ods of farming which, one Courtesy of International Harvester company PIONEER AND MODERN PLOWING adopted, have continued to de- c-lop. When the first settlers came nto Iowa during the early ;hirties, they brought o n l y land tools like their fathers and grandfathers had used. The cradle was probably the m o s t improved implement ;hey possessed, and the clumsy ron pointed breaking plow was ;he only field implement not operated by man p o w e r . Though McCormick had invent- d the reaper two years before .o\\a was opened for settlement, he did not begin manufacture for sale until about 10 years later. His factory in Ihicago was not started until 1847. It is quite possible that there were no harvesters in Iowa before 1850. During the next 30 years the reaper waa greatly improved, though the original features of the McCormick machine--the vibrating -sickle, sickle guards, Devolving reel, grain divider, platform and bull-wheel drive -- w e r e retained. While this machine was much better than the cradle, it still left the backbreaking work of binding to be done by hand. Two Illinois farmers named Marsh, tired of stooping over bundles on the ground, proposed Lo fix a standing place on the reaper and have the grain carried up to them on a wide canvas belt. As many as 200 Marsh reapers were sold in Iowa in 1867. The sheaves, however, still had to bo bound by hand. The first self-binder, which tied the bundle^ with wire, was not popular because the farmers thought the wires in the threshed straw would kill the livestock. Finally, in 1879, Deering began making a reaper with a twine knotting device. And now all harvesters c o m b i n e t h e McCormick, Marsh and Deering principles. An attachment to shock the grain is the latest improvement. A few large scale grain farmers in Iowa u s e ' "combines" which not only cut but thresh the grain as they move across the field. One man can now harvest as much as a dozen or more in pioneer times. In other words, the grain acreage that a modern farmer can handle is at 'east 10 times as great as the sariy settler could undertake with his primitive tools. No wonder the agricultural population has decreased in proportion to city dwellers. In 1900 nearly half of the people gainfully employed in Iowa were farming. Thirty years latei', though the number of working people had increased 15 uer cent, only a little over a third of them were engaged in agriculture. Before the reaper came into general use, there was not much need of improved tilling and planting machinery. A farmer's grain acreage was limited by the amount he could cradle in the short harvest season. Following the reaper, however, came a multitude of labor-saving implements--sulky p l o w s , g a n g plows, corn cultivators, disks, harrows, broadcast seeders, drill seeders, check-row corn planters, hay mowers, rakes, tedders, loaders and stackers, corn huskers, binders, shelters and shredders, portable grain elevators and manure spreaders. This means that the capacity of the individual farmer has increased tremendously and at the same time much of the heavy toil has been abolished. Until very recently the labor saving and crop increasing was dependent upon horse power--the same that was used by McCormick a hundred years ago. By means of tractors, however, the farmer can use more efficient machinery, Motors are steadier and more powerful than horses. In a Orchard Hears Address on Gymnasium Project to Come Up for Ballot ORCHARD, Feb. 26.--A large crowd attended the community meeting held at the schoolhouse Friday evening. A playlet was given, accompanied by a few musical numbers. A talk by the president, Pete Behras, was on the new gymnasium project which will be voted 011 Wednesday. Two To Be Elected. ROCKFORD, Feb. 26.--The annual election for Rockford independent school district will be held in the town hall Monday, March 12. One director is to be chosen for three years to succeed Mrs. Lloyd Meirick and a treasurer for a term of two years to succeed Miss Adelaide Jenkenson. Mrs. Merrick and Miss Jenkenson are candidates to succeed themselves. HOME IS BURNED IN NEW HAMPTON Undetermined Blast Origin of Flames; Structure Is Destroyed. NEW HAMPTON, Feb. 26.--An. explosion of undetermined nature originated a blaze Sunday night at the house tenanted by H. K. Eichied and destroyed the structure. No one was at home when the blaze started but neighbors heard the explosion which blew out the %vindows. The loss was estimated at ?2,500. The loss to the household goods waa 5500. Albert Osten owned the house. At Mason City THEATERS day, with a tractor-drawn four-furrow gang plow, one man can turn 15 acres of stubble, with a 10 foot binder he can harvest 30 acres of grain, and with a four-row cultivator he can plow 60 acres of corn. The amount of labor required to produce a bushel of wheat has been reduced from mox'e than three hours to leas than ten minutes. The use of machinery lias had amazing effects u p o n farming. And it has all happened- since the settlement of Iowa began. Much of the history of agriculture hi this state is the story of the use and improvement of farm implements. Activity Hints. 1. Visit an implement shop and see how many farm machines are for sale. 2. Write an essay on the advantage of some farm machine. 3. Have a debate on the question: "Resolved, that trac : tors are better than horses." 4. Describe these farm tools and implements: Scythe Cradli; Tractor Gang- plow Disk Harrow Cultivator Drill seeder Tedder Side delivery rake Hay loader Binder Combine Corn husker Corn shcller Shredder Corn planter Portable elevator Mower Manure spreader WHEELER-WOOLSEY STILL KNOW HOW Wheeler and Woolsey, aided and abetted by trick photography, Thelma Todd and Dorothy Lee, provide a brand of merriment in the Cecil feature "Hips, H'ps, Hooray" which proves that they still have what it takes to produce laughs. Ruth fitting, whose name is foatuted in most of the advertising concerning this film, appears only in a very minor role. This program plays through Tuesday. O t: 3 "The Road to Ruin," with Helen Foster as the traveler, is the Palace feature which finishes its run Tuesday night. Ostensibly an educational picture, the true value of an audience's reaction to this film is a debatable question. If the audience is as sincere as the actors the effect is beneficial. Fay Wray, Ralph Bellamy and Walter Connolly acquit themselves admirably in "Once to Every Woman," playing through Tuesday at the Iowa. Miss Wray executes the role about which the story of the picture is woven--that of a woman disillusioned who finally discovers her true love. FINE ACTING IN STRAND DOUBLE BILL The Strand double feature which begins a three day run Tuesday presents entertaining stories and better than average acting. "Walls ot Gold," screen version of Kathleen Norris' novel, Is done by Sally Eilers, Norman Foster and Ralph Morgan, and "The Billion Dollar Scandal" stars Constance Cumin ings with Robert Armstrong. * * * "All of Me," parading- the talents of Miriam Hopkins, Fredric March, George Raft and Helen Mack in a story of two couples, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the social heap, begins a three day run Wednesday at the Cecil theater. Raft and Miss Mack fit there roles as If they were poured into them, but it is one person's opinion that March and Miss Hopkins might be slightly miscast. "Easy to Love" promises to be most amusing comedy. Others in the cast are Adolphe Menjou, Genevieve Tobin, Mary Astor, Guy Kibbee and Patricia Ellis. This picture plays at the Palace for three days starting Wednesday on the same bill with "Orient Express," a mystery with its action staged on board a fast truiu which travels eastward across Europe to Constantinople. lalph Morgan. Herbert Mundin, Heather Angel and Norman Fos- :er head the cast. * * ff "Arizona Nights," a western ac- lon picture which is billed Friday and Saturday at the Strand, will share the spotlight with "Murders in the Zoo," clever entertainment featuring Charlie Ruggles, Randolph Scott and Kathleen Burke. * " IS Wednesday and Thursday at the Iowa theater Jimmy Cagney, as tcugh as ever, leads the way in 'Hard to Handle" with Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly and others in the cast. Should be good. NOW and TUBS. Mat. 15c, Eve. 20c, Children 10c EVERY WOMAN 1 ' with RALPH BELLAMY Fay \Vruy, Mary Carlisle Walter Connolly COMEDY - CARTOON CLAUDE HOPKINS BAND NEWS EVENTS Ladies' Gifts Every Monday and Tuesday Nights Next week: "Crop Cultivation." Pop Corn, sure pop, 5 Ibs. Longhorn Cream Cheese, Ib 25c 19c American Lye, 4 cans .............. . . 25c Brooms, extra good . ......... . . . . . . . . . 3Bc Prunes, fancy, 3 Ibs .................. 25c P. and G. Soap, 10 bars ............... 25c Giant Oxydol, large package ........... 4!)c Camay Toilet Soap, bar ............... 5c A SUGGESTION TO WASHINGTON, D. C. You have over 10,000,000 men out of work In this country at the present time. You arc making some ( progress but it is too slow. Bust them on the snoot Johnson did not Bolvc the unempluyment problem with the NRA. It helped some. The NBA, I think, Issued about 8,000,000 blue engles. Why not let each holder of the b'ue eagle hire from one to six employes, according to their alze nnd let the government finance tho extra labor cost to Industry until we get on a paying and going- basis? On this kind of a program you stand a chance to make some profit from the 10,000,000 men that will be working. Tho government has financed a. lot of the big boys so they could pay their debts, why nut finance Industry to put every Idle man to work? It will be cheaper to work our way out than to take n chance on what might happen. Sterling Coal Feed Co. Get in (here and pitch with that Famous Sterling Coal and laugh at the cold. LUKE B. MILLER JACK McCOLE, JIgr. Jersey Cream Flour, 49-lb. bag: ....... 81.59 Chase Sanborn Coffee, Ib. can ........ 25c Folger's Coffee, Ib. can ................ 3tc Folger's Coffee, 2-lb. can .............. 59c Bliss Coffee, Ib. can .................. 25c Monarch Yacht Club Golden Bantam Corn tOc Monarch Yacht C!ub Peas, can .......... 15c Ketchup, large bottles, 2 for ........... 25c Pineapp'e, large 2 f / 2 can .............. 19f Banner Oats, large pkgs., 2 for ........ 2nc Monarch Gelatine, 5 pkgs ............. 25c .. Monarch Peanut Butter, large jar ....... 25c v ·* ropical Peanut Butter, 26-oz. jar ...... 25c Oyster Shells. 100 Ibs .................. 70c Cornmeal, 11 Ibs ...................... 25c : DeGraw's Buckwheat, 5 Ibs ............. 2;r ( Bulk Pancake Flour, G Ibs .............. 25e _______ -- , _ ,, - -- -- -- -- ' ;UH. FARMER: -- Bring us your cgjis -- cash or Irurt' 1 . Here and There Given Farewell Party. RAKE--A group ' of · neighbors ~ave a farewell party for Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph Espeland Thursday vening at their home. They are moving on a farm north of Brice- 'yn, M'nn.,' March 1. Will Kcsido In Oalwcin. ROCK FALLS--Mrs. C. A. Carter and daughter, Jean, left Saturday to join Mr. Carter in their new home at Oelwcin, where Mr. Carter is employed. Returns to Ames. FENTON--Arthur Kueckei-, student at Ames, spent the week-end at tlie parental Fred Kuecker home. He returned to resume his duties at college Sunday afternoon. Series Starts Tuesday. NORA SPRINGS--A series of special meetings will be held at the Methodist church beginning Tuesday evening. The Rev. T. C. Collister of Plvmouth will preach. Uttle Damage by Fire. LUVERNE--Little damage result-d from a fire Saturday noon at the Claimed by Two Men John Norman followed his wife to England to-take her back with him to India. Tiggie Turner, who had fallen in love with her, refused to give her up. Norman and Turner met face to face, one claiming the woman by right of law, the other by right of conquest. Who wim her? To learn the answer, read Storm Drift By Ethel M. Dell Beginning Tuesday, Fch. 27, in THE GLOBE-GAZETTE Fred Schneider home. The fire waa supposed to have originated from iparks from the chimney. Visit in Waterloo. DOWS--Mrs. Kenneth Firkins, Miss Virginia Hanson and the Misses Vera and Florence Decker visited over the week-end with relatives in W.-terloo and Cedar Falls. Visit at Northfield. DOWS--Mrs. C. F. Peterson and daughter, Evelyn, and Marion Halvorson visited over the week-end with Carl Peterson at St. Olaf college, Northfield, Minn., and relatives in Minneapolis. Visitor From -Wisconsin. KANAWHA--The Rev. Peler Eekhoff of Wisconsin is here visiting at the home of his mother, Mrs. H. P. Eekhoff, who is ill. Move to Lake Mills. KIESTER, Minn.--Being unable to rent a farm, N. K. Anderson held an auction sale last week, disposing of his live stock and machinery and will move to Lake Mills. Is Givca' Appointment. GENEVA--Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Sl- berts received word that their son- in-law, Wells Kruser of Florence, A.la., received an appointment as junior engineer with the U. S. Bureau of Roads with orders to report March 1 at Washington. Music Teacher Home. O S A G E -- Miss Ruth Grnper, teacher of music who has been recovering from an operation at hev home in Nora Springs was able to return to Osage Saturday and take over a part of her work this week. She will resume the drilling of choruses for the approaching spring music contest, to be held at Osage. I*. T. A. Program Given. ! BELMOND -- The local Parent- Teacher association met in the ichool auditorium. Friday afternoon. The discussion for the afternoon was "Keeping Adolescent Confidence" and "Social Problems of the \dolescent" by Mrs. H. J. Bohning ind Mrs. T. A. Townsand. Honored on Birthday. GENEVA -- Mrs. Fred Beasley was pleasantly surprised when a dozen frientla came with their lunch baskets to help celebrate her birthday. The evening was spent playing 500. Honored oil A'universiiry. LATIMER--A group of friends Mpent Thursday evening al the Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Dohnmm home, the event honoring their wedding anniversary. Return to Dubuquc. CALMAR -- Howard and Joan Seeker of Dubuque drove Saturday to spend a short time visiting relatives and friends. ' They returned 'icme Sunda". Arc Parents of Son. LAKE MILLS--Mr. and Mrs. Mark Buckley are parents of a boy. This is their first child. I'lay Also Presented. LUVERNE--"The Toy Heart," a dramatic playlet in one scene was un added feature of the program at the Progressive Women's club meeting at the home of Mrs. F. D. Chapman Friday afternoon. Those presenting the play were Mesdames H. H. Phillips, Maynard Spooner, Wilma Mosher and A. Zweifel. Former Resident Honored. ROCKFORD -- Corrine Hubbard and Bernadlne Webster entertained a group of young persons at the latter's home Friday night as a courtesy to Mias Beulah Gillhara, now of Cedar Rapids, but formerly this place and a classmate of the hostesses. The evening: was spent playing bridge and dancing. Moving to Illinois. ELMA--Mr. and Mrs. G. G- Fairchild and Francis are moving to Danville. III., where the Fairchilds lived before coming to Elma a few years ngo. Mrs. Brown III. DUMONT--Mrs. James Brown of the Home cafe is seriously ill at her home, having- been threatened with pneumonia the past week. Mra. Osa Marty is substituting for her in the kitchen. Win in Contests. DUMONT--The following pupils from fifth to eighth grades in the order named, were successful in elimination contests for public speaking contest in the grades to be held in March: Oratorical, Richard Alexander, Robert Pfaltzgraff, Floyd Piper and Ouane Jamison; dramatic, Lois Miller, Miriam Roder, Louis Pfaltzgraff and Nina Jackson: humorous, Audrey Pfaltzgraff, Maxine Anderson, May Belle Vane and Margaret Hartson. Honored at Farewell Party. RAKE--A farewell party was given at the Zion church parlors Fri'lay evening for Mr. and Mrs. Lars Honstad and family, who are moving to Lake Crystal, Minn., | March 1. A program was given. I Return to Farm. KIESTER, Minn.--The H. Baker family moved back to the farm after a number of years in Kiester. He sold bis house last fall. Go to St. Paul. KIESTER, Minn.--Mr. H. R. Combs accompanied Mr. and Mra. Art Clausen to St. Paul last Saturday for medical examination. Will Live at Thompson. LUVERNE--Miss Jeanette Mason visited friends in Thompson Thursday. She was accompanied by her little niece, Mono, Ann Mason, who has been in the home of her grandfather since her mother's death in Alfrona two years ago. She will now make her home with friends near Thompson. Submit to Operations. LAKE MILLS--Walter Bakken, proprietor of Bakken's grocery store, was operated on for append! citis at JNTaeve hospital at Lea Saturday. His brother, Russell, from Twin Lakes, Minn., assisted at EASY TO LOVE" SHOULD BE WINNER With the clever Edward Everett Horton in one of the leading roles D A N C E AVALON BALLROOM Sunset Inn, Manly SAT., MARCH 3 BOBBY GRIGGS AND HIS OKCHESTUA T O D A Y ! Laffs Per Minute WHEELER WOOlSiY Starts Wednesday FREORia MARCH MIRIAM HOPKINS G E O R G E R A F T STARTS SATURDAY fc GRETA GARBO i "QUEEN CHRISTINA" TUES., FEB. 27th CLARENCE CRAVEN AND HIS BAND the store. Miss Minnie Narum, second grade teacher and normal training critic, had a tumor removed at the Mercy hospital Saturday Such a Tantalizing . . . Beautiful . . . 'Passionate Road Hear the IOWA RCA factor Dealers Program Showing TIJES., WED.. THUKS. "The Road to Ruin" IVlth ROBERT ARMSTRONG CONSTANCE CUMMINGS KNOAOEMENT KATHLEEN NOHBIS' "WALLS OF GOLD" Broadcast over WHO-WOC Every Sunday 11:15 A. M, N O W ENDS TUESDAY Every Wednesday 10:00 P. M. VANCE MUSIC CO. ±1*±\SI Childrpii Under 15 1'iisiHvcly Not Admitted

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