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1 1 -- " Â· -itiBaggga^ Mason City News on This Page THURSDAY, PEBEUARY 12, 1931 Feb. 11, 12, is--Tombola at S Joseph's Parish Hall. Feb. 12--Hamilton annual banque , at Episcopal parish hall, 6:30 n m. Â· *Â· Feb. 14--Valentine m a s q u e r a d dance sponsored by the American Legion. Here in 'Mason City . Many surprised! Curtains las longer carefully done up right way 20c plain. Smoky curtains ma room's appearance. 615 6th S. E Laura Dearmin. Potatoes, 90c bu. Ph. 8045W. Â· Mrs. Glen Hathaway and children Patsy, Rodger and Mrs. A. Lincoln , 428 First street southeast, who hav been suffering- from influenza th, past week, are all slightly improved Minneapolis $3.55 by bus. Jeffer Â· son Bus Depot. Phone 174. I Bennett Music Studio. Ph. 614J . Â· Special Flute Luncheon 35c, dallj i at Mason City's Soda Grill. '. Charles Cook of the Stevens Shoe \ company returned from Des Moines / where he attended the annual north- i west shoe convention, held at the Fort Des Moines hotel. Shoe dealers Â· ' of Iowa, North and South Dakota :, i 3 and Minnesota were present. i Phono ALLISON 431 for the bet- Â· ter Iowa Lump Coal. Itg clean $7. Â·, Nellie PaJden, experienced violin I Â·'Â· teacher, beginners or advanced. Ph. ': 2644. I Dance, Thursday, Feb. 12, K. of I: C. hall. Fred Chappie and His 8- f Apiece orchestra with their $500 ;Viighting equipment promise all a / Jfrare treat in a China dance. Couple | T75c. Extra ladies 25c. *A Birth certificates have been filed i , 'fa. the office of the clerk for Frank U'if Stanley, aon of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac l tjf Gindler, 308 West State street born i'V'Van. 28; a girl, the daughter of Mr. ( ,,/and Mrs. Adam.Herbener, 438 East Vl- State street, born Jan. 7, and i Charles Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everet Oscar Sheets, Britt, born Jan. 27. Â· : .- Dance Armory Frl., Feb. 13. Var- Bity Club Orch. ?1 couple. They say, "Marvelous cleaning ' :e.".. And. read these prices: ^ j suits 50c, two'for 75o. Wo- Â·men's dresses 50c with exception of some pleated dresses. Any overcoat or woman's coat 75c. Garments called for and delivered. New Model-Unique. Phone 49. 104 South Federal. 4 C. N. W. Public Dance ut K. C. hall Tues., Feb. 17. Royal Club orchestra. Couples 75c. Extra lady Â·25c. PRICES TO SH North Iowa's Home Newspaper r Cannon Arrested and ; Charged With Loafing /iiV The case oÂ£ Irving J. Cannon, S ,-' Twelfth street soutlieast, was con)/ tinued on ? ooti behavior when h I'V appeared at police court Thursda 'V morning 1 . Cannon was arrested ear ' ^Thursday morning and charged wit Â· '.yafing. He admitted he was unem Â· juoyed but said his physical cond jtioa was such that he was unab to work. Police said Cannon wa habitually on the streets after mlc (/local Police Asked ji to Watch for Coach ' [ The Mason City police depart f / ment has been asked to watch fo Â·V a Ford coach stolen at Albert Le |\ Wednesday afternoon. The automo I bile, a light green 1931 model, car 13 ried Minnesota license 141-788. , III Following Visit. V PLYMOUTH--Mrs. R. I. McCref ^turned from a visit with relative /it Oskalosa and is ill at her horn ' south of town. 80 ACRES FOR SALE Adjoining the city limits of Mason City, suitable to divide in acreage tracts. A bargain as owner must sell. ASK FOR INFORMATION Phono 184 Krasgo Bldg. Daly Epigrams! Many a rich man is unable to offer anything but an excuse. W.J.D|LLY H.UMBING (gCNg HEATING LOWER COST OF PRODUCTION WILL AID AGRICULTURE Increased Market Demand to Show Itself This Year, Economists Contend. Farmers may reasonably expect somewhat lower production costs a probable tendency toward improved market demand and a greater degree of stability in general commodity prices during 1931 than in 1930, t). A. Fitzgerald of the marketing division and James J. Wallace of the farm management department of the extension service of Iowa State college at Ames told farmers at the agricultural outlook neeting held Thursday at the Y. The present situation is clouded several unusual factors--a severe business depression curtailing oth domestic and foreign demand abnormal production conditions in certain sections as a result of the drought, unusually severe import restrictions in some foreign coun- ries against agricultural products and particularly burdensome surpluses of two large cash crop regions, namely the wheat and cot- cm areas, the two economists tated. Favorable factors in the situation nclude prospects of relatively cheap 'ram for livestock feed, farm wagel he lowest in 10 years, and decfin- ng fertilizer prices. With lower reduction costs agriculture stands o gam by a gradual stabilizing- of usmess and prices, they stated, Speakers Use Charts. The Ames experts had a score of aarts on which they showed tho esults of previous depression pe- ods and comparisons between in- ustrial activity, wages and other gures with the prices of farm com- lodities. Mr. Fitzgerald talked chiefly on he hog and beef cattle situation nd also outlined the long-time out- ok for farm products. Mr. Wallace ealt chiefly with poultry dairy 1 products and grain. During the course of the next revival in business activity prices will show some recovery, but probably not reach the peak prices of 1929 Mr. Fitzgerald said. The tendency of the alternating periods of prosperity and depression since the war to terminate each time on a lower level than the previous period may continue for some years. Another factor in the gradually declining price level prospect may be found in the rapid progress being made at present both in agriculture and in other industry in increasing production and a lowering of production costs thru the use of more efficient equipment. Increased competition thru lower costs usually results in a lowering of prices. Hog Supply Lower. Slaughter supplies of hogs during the remainder of the present marketing year ending Sept. 30,'1931. will probably be smaller than in the corresponding period in 1930, but with weaker demand for hog products, prices will probably average lower than for the same period last year, according to Mr. Fitzgerald. The. hog industry during the marketing year which begins Oct. 1. 1931, is expected to be in a more favorable position than in the current year, since indications point'to slightly smaller supplies, lower feed costs and some improvement in demand. The number of hogs on farms Jan. 1931, was 52,323,000 head, 1.7 per cent less than a year ago. Small increases in the north central states were more than offset by decreases in south and east. January to Aprit slaughter may ie somewhat greater than a year ago due to a slightly larger percentage of last year's spring pig crop being still on farm Jan. 1 and an expected heavy marketing of early fall pigs in April and May due .o mild weather and short feed sup- nlies. "Weights may continue to average heavier, altho the difference may become less marked as the season advances. The indicated reduction i n ' t h e 1930 fall pig crop and the fact that MORE STABILITY SPELLING CONTEST WINNERS THAYER CURRY IS LEADER IN CITY LEOTA. HUNT First In Written three were the winners in the county Â·*Â· spelling contest held Saturday In the courthouse. I ho two Rlrls, both of whom wore firsts, came from the Swaledale neighborhood. Leota Hunt, who iviis first in tho written, contest nnd who will represent tho county In tho Interstate contest at Omaha, April "' ^s In the seventh gralo of the Swaledulo consoli- B^RTM 1 ^" "JCUJ3 FINNEGAN Be.st Boy Speller O ral Contest Winner school, (aught by Miss Anna LnDukc. Lucilp -n. Mount Vernon No. 7, was finst in tho oral i v IT 1 TM " ISO ' S in t h e sevcnt!l fc rr! Â»Â« '""1 i-s taught by Mts;; Margaret Hudson. Bcnnio Traul, of the Lincoln school in Mason City, was second in 0 written many sows and fall pigs will be car ried over to be finished on new corn point to slightly smaller slaughte May to September than during th same period last year. Hog Outlook Changed. Market supplies from Oct. 1 1931, ori thru next winter are ex pected to be no larger than during the present season. The December pig survey indicates about the same number of sows to farrow in the spring as farrowed a year earlier Since the number of pigs weanec per litter in the spring of 1930 was exceptionally large, litters in the spring of 1931 can hardly be expected to be as large, Mr. Fitzgerald said. The hog outlook has changed materially, since last September, he said. Low coriL prices in spite of the short crop and the mild weather have delayed the movement of the 1930 pig crop to market. With the prospect of little, if any, change in 1931 hog- production, rather than the large reduction usually following a short corn crop, the outlook for the hog industry seems favorable. Hog 1 production and slaughter the past four years has fluctuated less than in any similar period in the past 20 years. Prices have remained more stable and a. continuation of this policy of less radical changes in production seems most advisable. Price Stabilizing. Cattle prices during 1 the first half of 1931 are expected to average considerably below those of the first half of 1930, but prices of most classes and grades during the second half of the year will probably average about the same as a. year earlier, according to Mr. Fitzgerald. Slaughter supplies in 1931 will probably be larger than those of last year, but the increase will be in unfinished cattle marketed during the last half of the year. Consumer demand for beef probably will remain at about present levels until there is an improvement in business conditions. Imports of cattle, beef and veal during 1931 will probably be below those of 1930. The upswing of the present cycle in cattle production which began in 1928 is expected to continue at a more moderate rate and result in a smaller increase in cattle numbers from the low point to the peak than in the past cycle, which began iu butter consumption even at lower prices. Imports and exports of dairy products have been below normal during 1930. Prices have now declined to near world levels nnd tho some business recovery may occur, prices for dairy products will probably continue at low levels during 1931. Poultry to Improve. The Iowa poultry outlook, with the bulk of the production frcm farm flocks, is somewhat different from the national situation, it was pointed out. With burdensome storage supplies of eggs and with reduced consumer, hatchery and storage demand, prices for eggs during the first half of 1931 .are expected to average below those of the same period a year ago. From the meat standpoint, prospects for poultry prices are somewhat better than a year ago as storage supplies of dressed poultry are 20 per cenl below the 5 year average and market receipts during 1931 will prob ably continue to run under the pre vious year. While this fs not a favorable time to increase poultry production, Iowa 'arn.ers with flocks of birds adapted :o both meat and "egg production can safely follow their normal production, altho attention to efficiencies to be gained thru proper feeding, careful flock management nnd selling on a graded basis will be increasingly important, it was stated. AT THE HOSPITALS 1912. Ratio to-Continue. Even considering the heavy feeding of cheap grains this winter and hence the small carry over of feed and consequent early feeding of the new 1931 crops, -a large acreage of feed crops will be seeded or planted in 1931, Mr. Wallace said. With normal yields it seems probable that the present favorable feeding ratio of feed crop prices to livestock prices may be expected thru the 1931-32 feeding season. A further continuation of the relatively favorable feeding ratio.s seems dependent to a material ex- F0H THIMOS YOU NEED~ on't put off the buying of those uindrci! and one little necessities hut will make life more enjoynWe. f money Is needed--it's yours for he, asking here. A sound practical onn plnn that gives you up to $300 'ithout (rnublo or big expense. Your character ana reputation are pciirity--como in fodny and let us how you. .UNITED SERVICE INC. tent upon the course of hog numbers. If the tendency of the last few years to minimize the changes in numbers of hogs is continued into the next two years, a more stable income from livestock feeding industries should result. Some increase i n r c o r n acreage ly lo be expected in 1931, both .to replace reduced supplies and because of the failure of new seedings injured by Che drought. Dairy Production Gains. The prospect of low feed costs, a larger number oi milk cows and heavier production per cow would indicate a greater production of dairy products for 1831, Mr. Wallace said. A substantial reduction in the number of heifer calves under one year on farms Jan. 1, 1931, compared to a year a;jo, seems to' indicate a slowing up in the expansion of dairy stock. The demand for d.ilry product;: has been reduced by the business depression. This ha^ h=en evident both in fluid milk and in reduced Mrs. Don Lawson, Fort Dodge, yas admitted to Park hospital Wednesday for a major operation. Herman Knudson, 13 Thirteenth treet southeast, who underwent a minor operation at Mercy hospital, vas dismissed Wednesday. Mrs. George Rhodes, Nora iprings,. who underwent a major peration at Mercy hospital, wa.s ismissed Wednesday. Mrs. Sly van Olson, Forest City, eft Mercy hospital Wednesday with her infant son. B. T. Perry, Forest City, was admitted to Pnrk hospital for treatment Wednesday. Benny Kramer, Rockwell, was admitted to Mercy hospital Wednesday for treatment. Oscar Ramsey, Joice, was admitted to Mercy hospital Wednesday for a minor operation. Dale Walrotl, Belmond. who underwent a major operation at Mercy hospital, was dismissed Wednesday. Fred Petznick. Grafton, was dismissed from Park hospital Wednesday following a minor operation. Miss .Timnita M. Bates, Charier: City, was dismissed from Park hospital Wednesday folowing a minor operation. Mrs. Ellefson, Former Mason City Resident, Dies in Minneapolis Mrs. Lorena Huntlcy Ellefson, sis- ter-m-law of Mrs. Nelle Huntley county recorder, and former resident of Mason City, died Wednesday evening in Minneapolis, according- to word received here. Mrs. Ellefson, who was the widow of S. T. Ellefson of this city lived m Mason City her entire life up to two and a half years ago when she moved to Minneapolis. She was the daughter of L. L. Huntley, well known music instructor here for many years. Funeral services win be held at the Randall funeral home here at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. William H. Spence of the First Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in Elmwood A short service will be held in Minneapolis Friday. Automobile Is Stolen From Mason City Street A 1930 Buick sedan belonging- t o Si L. Armstrong, 316 North Federal avenue, was stolen between 2 ind.6 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from in front of 110 North Federal ivenue, according to police records The car carried 31SS, 1930. Iowa license 17- s Give Party. CLARION--Fifteen neighbors of Urs. A. A. Taft who was" 81 years ld yesterday, gave her a surprise vhen they walked in with well filled baskets to spend the afternoon. * B6y Scouts to Run City for Day on Saturday; Meet With Officials. (( The election of scouts for the city council" as a part of the activity in preparation for "run the city day" Saturday, as a part of the boy scout anniversary week closed Wednesday night and proved to be an interesting project. The results of the balloting showed that Eagle Scout E. Thayer Curry of troop 13 led in the race and Eagle Scout Paxson Shaffer of troop 1 !!S d E a ff l e s cout J. Ellsworth Bucky" Hynds of troop A, tied for second place. The following scouts were elected and arc listed in the order in ac coi-dance with the number of vot received: Ken Leonard, troop Â·! William Mutschler, troop 3; Jame Pauley. troop 14; Dick Steven? troop -1; Sterling Prusia, troop G. 1'rusiii In Resign. Unable to appear, the latter wil resign in favor of Ralph Dunlop troop 8, next in line for election Robert Rankin, troop 8. was electee as alternate to fill any other va cnncy that may occur in the conn oil. It is a rule in this scouting pro ject that the council elect maj chose one of its number to serv"( as city manager. Only one applica lion has been made for that office, and that scout was elected to the city council. Tiie city council will appoint, fron applications, scouts to serve in the following officers on Saturday, Feb 14: City manager, city clerk, citj, attorney, police judge, and asses sor. The manager in turn will apoinl scouts to fill the offices of auditor city engineer, superintendent o waterworks, superintendent o streets, superintendent of park chief of police, fire chief, health oE ficer, sanitary inspector and pass hly a building commissioner. Applicants Numerous. Some of these offices have re ccivcd applicants from Severn scouts which means that the cotin cil and manager will have to weigl very carefully the qualifications of tho applicant;;. City Manager P. F. Hopkins, City Cleric McEwon and City Mayor IS S. Sclby, as well as other members of the Mason City council was to meet with this group of boys Thursday at the city hall to guide them in their selection of officials. The scout city council and its recent appointments for office will meet Saturday morning at S:.'JO cither at scout headquarters or at the city hall and will then proceed to install those who have been appointed to the offices. The scout city council will then, in the afternoon, make a tour of inspection to all of these officers and receive reports of their experiences. Hi-Y Makes Plans for Play, Banquet Plans for the play and banquet to be sponsored jointly by the Hi-Y and Hi-Tri clubs were made nt the weekly meeting of the Hi-Y club Wednesday night in the Y. M. C A A committee of Hi-Y members appointed to assist in these two activities consists of Jame? Gricbling Ralph Dunlop, Bob Pauley and Bob Rnnkin. The discussion at the club meeting was in charge of Herman Ober. The topic was "How Jesus Taught. MADISON SCOUTS C'onio From Amns. THORNTON-Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hemming of Ames visited relative-, here. HEATO For Furnace KENTUCKY Blop.k-f,ump Si/.c BLACK HAWK $*f Â£O Bipr JUinoIs Lump . Â£ W.G. Block Co. PHONE 563 t THE MODERN WOMAN The Modern Woman Knows---just about everythinr/! ESPECIALLY SHOES Once Fitted at She declares her independence from further loot worries. Many women wear them for their GOOD LOOKS BUT good looks is only skin-deep Their . REAL VALUE goes through and through, and lies in light-weight beautiful leathers, that caress and 1 comfort tired feet. Fresh new styles are here now--ready to Â· carry yoxi through Spring, Summer and far beyond. Prices are never raised when styles are new--to be lowered when they are old. LAIRD SHOE CO. 14 E. State "WHEKK SHOKS AUK IIKALI.Y FITTKD" Members of Troop 5 Given Official Recognition at Ceremony. ^ i , y - S ? ut troop No - 5 wns officially installed in the Madison school Wednesday night. Troop No. Â·!, under the leadership of Ted Vecder as scoutmaster, presided over the investiture ceremony. The following leaders in troop !v?!h M"'" 0 installeti n "1 presented Mi n'T member sl'Ip certificates: Milo Peterson, scoutmaster- Clar" 0 . 6 . Kit ; tlea Â°n. assistant scoutmas- er Andrew N. Olson, chairman of roop committee; and William Rcase George Nelson, H. C. Griffith, Leo King- and John Bailey as Uop committee members , f ' J - Gleason, field scout execu- ve, gave a short talk on the "Alma ^m " t SÂ° Se ," f Hle B Â°y Scollt Fr Â»- am. H e also gave a short review America ^ Â° f Ule B Â° y Scollts of Following this talk, the members ii ,? ,Â° P uomn "ttee were in- lled and the troop charter was presented to Mr. Olson, chairman of the troop committee The tenderfoot investiture ceremony conducted by troop No 14 WELCHER GIVES HIS TESTIMONY IN INJURY CASE Says His Automobile Was Struck by Locomotive of Northwestern. Being the only activity in the courthouse outside of the Farm Bureau office on Lincoln's birthday, the trial of the case of M. D. Wei-' cher vs. the Chicago and Northwestern railroad continued Thursday before Judge Joseph J. Clark. The plaintiff took the witness stand Thursday morning and in response to the questions of his attorney, L,. R. Boomhower, gave an ac count of the incident on Nov. 5 1930, when the automobile which he was driving- was struck by a locomotive aL t h o railrond ,,* , co First street northwest. Mr. Wclcher stated that the engineer gave no warning nor was there a flagman on the crossing nt the tune, he said. He testified that the engine dragged his automobile a distance of more than 100 feet. suit T?; C '; V S f i n 51 ' 3 ' 18 in tl " suit. The defendant company Is represented by James C. Davis of Des Momcs and A. J. Feeney oÂ£ Mason City. The jurors in the case are- Mrs Alice Tracoy. 3 South Louisiana avenue; Mrs. T. A. Burke, 328 South Pennsylvania avenue; E W Bern-i- man, 212 Twenty-ninth street southwest, and Ethel Peterson of Mason City; Mrs. C. R. Lampson, Plymouth; Glcun Bishop, Portland; Victor Zimmerman, Meservey W C Bistline, Rock Falls; R. M. Baker.' Julia Stenby, Herman Knack and Harry Doyle, Clear Lake.- A vvvh Â·Â»-., with approximately son.-? present. "' as We " at 'ended bj Madis Â°" school P. 200 ner per DR. HAROLD JENNINGS Ostcopathic Physician S2.-1 i\I. B. A. Bunding I hones, Office 538--Home The Greon Mill Special BLUE PLATE LUNCHEON is especially p 0 p, lln ,. w i t h Business People who slay downtown for tho. noon meal Ample in quantity and appe- tizmgly wholesome. Served daily from 11 a . m . lo 2 p mu 35c "Tho IfoiiK' of Good Food" THAT OL.T) SHOE COafFORT WITH A. NEW SHOE LOOK, GOODYEAR Phono 1SZ8 27 1st St. S. E. Have Your Car WASHED or GREASED 99c LAPINER MOTOR CO. AT THE Friday, Feb. 13 VARSITY CLUB ORCHESTRA ADMISSION $1.00 Very Best Repairing While You Wait! Fine workmanship, done on modern machinery. Saves you money and time. Bring them in today and watch us recondition them. SHOE HOSPITAL rhonn 710 101 N. ighest Priced Meal -- 35c 83c at the Rainbow buys n d e l i g h t f u l d i n n e r - -plenty of wholesome, well cooked food. If you haven't tried one oC our dinners you've missed a treat. Come in tomorrow! We specialize in Juicy Steaks, cooked to your order--cri.sp anladn. touted sandwiches, special ice cream dishes. SI'KCIAI, THIS WKKK--ICK CREAM -10n QUART-A n y Flavor 120 NOKTII FKDKKAI, AVK. Â·vt.