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22 ' 24 U.S. TOWNS NAMED LINCOLN One in Illinois Christened by Great Emancipator !'· Himself. UNCOLN, Til., Feb. 12. (;p-Twenty-four American cities and towcs bear the name of Lincoln, but only one--Lincoln, 111.,--received its name during the lifetime of the emancipator and had the honor of being christened--with ttie cutting of a watermelon--by Lincoln himself. "AH right boys, go ahead, but I think you're making a mistake; nothing named Lincoln, so far as I know, ever amounted to much." That was Lincoln's rejoinder to the proposal of three of his friends to give the name of Lincoln to this newly laid out town in central Illinois. The date was 1853 and Lincoln was an obscure rural lawyer. Bought Toxvn Site When what is now the Chicago and Alton was laid thru Illinois In 1852, Robert Latham, Virgil Hiclcox and John D. Gillette, all Illinois pioneers, purchased a section of land in the center of Logan county near the railroad right of way as,a prospective town site and ·with a view to making it the county seat..' As friends of Lincoln they had selected him as their legal adviser in the location of the proposed town. It was,in Mr. Lincoln's office in spring, on August 24, 1853, that the name for the proposed town was under discussion. Named for Abe Finally one of the proprietor said: "Let's name the town fo Abe and call it Lincoln." The other agreed. It was at this point tha Lincoln told his friends he tho they were making: a mistake. However, the name stuck, and five days later Lincoln was preaen at the sale of lots on the new town site. "At the noon hour," so relates a Lincoln chronicler, "he purcha;^' two watermelons at a vendor's booth and with a melon under each arm, called the proprietors of the new town to the proposed courthouse square and cut the two melons in twain, giving--ha!f to each proprietor and retaining 1 a half for himself, with the remark: 'We will now proceed to christen the new town.'" YOUTHFUL TRAGEDY iiobby Wallnce, i), above, Chicago, never %vill' part with this knife, which represents tho greatest tragedy in his life, thus far. \Vhlle playing mumb!y-peg with- his friend, Robert Brnn- des, Bobby threw the knife into a window box. The -Brandes youngster climbed to retrieve it and ,the box fell upon the lad, crushing him. Next day he died. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE -- """ »«~»^-w««..m n s . FEBRUARY 12 m 1931 HOGS SLIDE BACK TO MONDAY PRICES Real Estate Transfers Cress, G. E., Sheriff, to, Firs Natl. Bank, Mason City, ?8,734.42 L 2 in re-subd L 1 and 2 in SEK SE and all S of center of street running E W thru cru L T in Kinnaman Appointed Deputy Commissioner i of Health for Iowa DES MOINES, Feo. 12.' UF--tr. D,-.C. Steelsmith, Iowa health com"missioner, today announced the appointment of Dr Joseph Kinnaman, ."deputy health commissioner at Cincinnati, as deputy commissioner for Dr; Kinnaman was- born-at Keok and was graduated from the medical college- of the state University of Iowa where he later served as an assistant instructor. He also formerly was deputy ·-'"- commissioner at Topeka, health Kans Davenport Police Hold Man for Mail Robbery · DAVENPORT, Feb; 12. (]~ A inan. giving the name of Paul Freeman, was arrested this'afternoon by 'police, who said he is suspected of .possible connection with a mail and express robbery at the Chicago Burlington and Quincy depot at Keithsburg, ni., last night. ALWAYS DEAD TIRED? How sad! Sallow · complexion, coated tongue, poor appetite, bad breath,' pimply skin and always tired. What's wrong? Chances are you're poisoned by clogged bowels and inactive liven -Take-this famous prescription used constantly in place of calomel by men and women for 20 years--Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets. They are harmless yet very effective. A compound- of vegetable Ingredients-. -They act easily upon the bowels, help free the system of poison caused by faulty elimination ana. tone up liver. Rosy cheeks, clear eyes and youthful energy make a success of Jife. Take Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets, nightly. Know them by their olive color. 15c, 30c and 60c. All druggists. SEy 4-96-20 1-20-31 First Natl. Bank, Mason City, to H. A. O'Leary, $1, Q. c. D as above. 1-21-31. Chapman, J. W. and Maude H. o J. B. Youngblood, $1, L 1 Emsey and Adams subd NEW SW*i 9-9G-20. 1-30-31. ' Nelson, Frank E., and Alta Wood Nelson to Jenny Olsen $1, lot 1 n subd lot 29 in NEVi SEW 10-9620, 10-10-25. Brooker, Eacy and Louis to Earl Wayne Wiley, $1, lot 6 blk 5 Grand Vew Addn., Mason. City, Iowa 02-30. Thrun, Ida and Herman, Jackman Mittie and C. O. to Ben Fredericks 5350 lot 3 and 4 blk 6 Railroad Addn., Clear Lake, Iowa, 11-29-30 Hubbard, O. J., et al., to T. O Howard, $1.00 L 5 6 B 6 Clear Lake, Iowa. 7-22-30. Long, Lorine' H. H., to T. O Howard Sl.OO (Q. C. D.) L 5 6 B 6 Clear Lake, Iowa. 8-29-30. Shaible, Anna C. S., to Roy M Garlock 51.00 center 1-3 L 1 2 B 7 in. B · o addition. Mason Citv Iowa. 12-29-30. Bohn, Nellie L. H., to Ralph Faktor Marjorie $1.00 L 8 B 3 in H. E. Francisco's second addition Mason City except E 5 feet. 2-5-31 Youngblood, J. B., and Madelin to J. W. Chapman 51.00 -Undv V int. in L 1 Emsley Adams aubi NE SW'4 9-96-20. 2-6-31. Pinneke, Evelyn and Fred t' Home Securities, Inc. $1 L 6 B Central Hts. addition, 'Mason Citv 2-10-31. Collins, M. H. and Faith A. to B V. Farley 51 E'/ a SW»4 and SI (except R~W) 24-97-20, 1^30-31. Paul, Frank and Mlna M. to Mrs Rose Woldmau SI L 3 B 3 T. S Robert's addn.. Mason City, Iowa, 8-27-30. Russell, Leon B. and Jule. A. t Harry A. Walter and Anna C. 51 I 20 B 1 Youngblood addn., Maso City, 2-5-31. .Cress, G. E., sheriff to Ma.son Cit Bid?-, and Loan assn. $1133.53 L 2 B 3 Young's subd of lots in NWH 11 96-20, 1-20-31. Wise. Mary and Chas. et al t ^nna Birta $1 L 5 and 6 B 1 North Plymouth, Iowa, (Q. C. D. 2-C-31. LITTLE TRADING IN EARLY MART Short Fed Steers Strong but Demand for Veal Calves Is Poor. CHICAGO, Feb. 12. UP)--Another 10 to ISc reduction in hog values for the second successive day put quotations back where they stood Monday, with the top at ?8. Bids at 57.90 for choice 160-180 Ib. light hogs were the best that the early market could produce, jn spite of anticipated broadening of shipper demand, due to higher- pork prices in the east. Commission men. insisted upon $8, however, and there was little trading in the opening rounds in this class. The full advance appeared in medium weights scaling 240 Ibs., which were sold early at $7.10, the lowest quotations for this weight for the week. The eleven primary markets had 113,300 holds today against 99,400 a week ago. , Better finish on the short fed steers that made up . the largest share of today's cattle supply added a stronger tone to the market than at any time this week. Sales started at fully steady prices, at $7.50 to $9.50 for steers averaging gooc grade, but activity was not brisk Poor demand for veal calves was reflected in lower bids at the outset, which indicated a declining price scale and a probable $10.50 top for the select strong weights. Unsatisfied 'with the cut in price, yesterday, lamb buyers demanded further reductions before they woulrl take hold today, and based their claim upon the bulge in supplies locally and at the eleven markets. Chicago again had 15,000 head against 9,400 last Tuesday, and the outside market received 60,500, compared to 46,100 a week ago. Bids started at $8.75 to $9.00 for the beat ight and medium heavy fat lambs on hand, but asking prices ranged from §9.00 to $9.25. beer cows, $3.75j?4.50: majority medium bulls S-W-1,25; select vealers IS: odd lota stockers 57.50 down. HOGS 14,500, alow, unevenly wenh to 13c lower than Wednesday's average: early bulk 160-210 Ib. butchers $7®7.25; built $7.35; bidding up to J6.75 for 220-250 Ib. aver- ases; other weights alow; sows nominally steady, S6 down; stock pica salable S7 down. SHEEP 8.500, nothing done early; asx- lnn around steady, or 58.CO and better for beit medium a n d - l i g h t welshl rat wonled lambs; packers talking 25c or more lower; oUier classes quoted about steady. KANSAS CITV LIVESTOCK. KANSAS CITY/, Feb. 12. /rj--u. S. department of agriculture-HOGS 6.000; 630 direct; slow and uneven; 230 Ibs. down mostly 10-15c lower; top J7.50 on assorted 150-170 Ibs.; good and choice HO-180 Ibs. S7.20'if7.50: 180-200 Iba. S7.15Q 7.15; 200-220 Ibs. S7.10®7.J5; 220-250 Ibsi SG.60Si7.35: '250-290 lb». $6.35®G.S5; 20(1350 Ibs. 50.10ig-6.45; p.icklng sows 275-500 Ibs. S5.35?/ift; stock pigs, cood and choice 70-130 Ills. SO. 7 5 «J 7.25. CATTLE 3.000; calves 500; killing classes, slow, mostly steady; stackers and feeders weak; good medium welfiht fed steers $9.25; part load yearllncs $10,50; nleers, good and choice 600-000 Ibs. S7.50flll.25; 000-1100 Ibs. 57.50® 11.25: 1100-1300 Ibs. S7.75* 11.25; 1300-1500 Ibs. SBffll.25: common anil medium GOO Ibs. up $5rff8; hcKcrs. good and choice 550-850 Ibs. SC.231fO.50; common unrt medium. 550-S50 Ibs. $4.25it 6.50; cows, good anil choice Sl.SO'-j'a; common and medium S3.50^:4.50; low cutter and cutter 52.50 S?3.50; vealcra (milk fed) medium to choice 55.50^19; cull and common 53.50(cT5.50; stocker and feeder steers, good and choice (all weights) ss.50©8.75: common and medium (all weights) $4ff8.50. SHEEP 11.000; slow, opening sales lambs fully 25c lower; sheep about steady; best fed lambs held above 58.25. Lambs, good and choice 80 Ibs. down $7.50TiS.25; medium 00 IDs., down S8.50®7.50; common, all weights S5.25^0.50; owes, medium to choice 150 Ibs. down $3.25 {M. 75. WHEAT KING FOR DAY IN MARKET Corn Crawls Back on Throne as Russian Rumor Is Denied. CHICAGO, Feb. 12. OP)--Kin? corn, who lost his throne to knave wheat when baseless rumors spread that revolution had broken out in Russia, climbed back on his hobby horso today. The report lifted wheat to first place when more of it was sold on the market than any other grain. But as the rumor was officially de-- niecl, it dropped nway. Trading yesterday resumed the same mild pace it has traveled since federal agencies entered the market. Crusading Judge Lyle Out to Beat Big Bill on Underworld Issue I Chief Rival of Thompson Cries'"Down With Gangsters." By BONITA WITT i h ^ 0 0 ' Feb 12 --Down with the hoodlum, the gangster, the rack- eteev! MASON CITY GRAIN MASON CITY, Feb. 12.- Oats Shelled corn, No. 4 Ear corn .38c °47c 43c LIVESTOCK FORECAST ' CHICAGO. Feb. 12. mi--orilclil estimated receipts tomorrow: Cattle, 2 000- nogs, 38,000; sheep, 13,000. Representative Sales CHICAGO, Feb. 12. I/I')-- Represonlatlv salcj selected by the U. S. department agriculture S'atLve Lambs -- 120 105 118 165 115 131 38 !0 9 MASON CITY, Feb. 12.--Best orted light, 180 to 230 Ibs., $6.90; est medium weight butchers, 240 o 260 Ibs., $6.40; best heavy butch- rs, 170 to 300 Ibs., 56.10; best rime heavy butchers, 310 to 300 bs., 55.90; best packing sows, 300 o 350 Ibs., 55.40; best heavy sows 60 to 400 Ibs., $5.20. Able to Leave Hospital. SWALEDALE--Mrs. J. H. Knis ley has left the hospital where sh has been the last week for treat ment and is staying with an aim in Mason City. WANTED For a Progressive Life Insurance In Mason City Territory If you can qualify--ypu will receive home office assistance in recruiting- agents who will be trained at a life insurance school at Mason City without cost--give full particulars in letter which will be held in confidence. ADDRESS T-12 GLOBE-GAZETTE CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO, Feb. 12. .T)---United States department of agriculture-HOGS 40,000 Including 11,000 direct; market very slow; 10{T20c lower: packing sows lOc o f f ; top J7.05; bulk 140-200 Ibs. ST.GOfrS 7.00; 210-320 Ibs. SG.40©7.GO: p\gs S.7.1Qft 7.75; packing sows S5.755£6.25; light llRht. Kootl and choice 140-160 Ibs. S7.75ST.95 liRht -weight 160-200 Ibs. S7.GO@7.95; medium ivelght 200-250 Ibs. 56.73(37.75; heavy weight 2SO-350 Ibs. S6.25®6.90; packing sows, medium, and good 275-500 Ibs. 55.75© 7.25; alaUEhtcr pies, good and choice 100130 IDs. S7.005P7.73. CATTLE 6.000; calves 2,000; better grade fed steers and yearlings scarce; fully steady otliera Blow, weak; general sho stock market steady to strong; Instances hlencr butcher a n d - y e a r l i n g hellers; most short fed steers selling at SO.50 down to 57.00; early top S10.75; slaughter cattle and vealers steers, good and choice 000-900 Ibs. 58 50ffi 11.75; DOO-1100 Ibs. I8.T9tIPll.T5: 1100-13o"o Ihs. t8.T5ffll.75; 1300-1500 Ibs. S8.7S® 11.75; common and medium 600-1300 Ibn S5.75 {19.00; heifers, good and ' choice 530 850 Iba. S6.25iO-lo.00; common and medium S5.005J7.25;, cows, good and choice 5-1. G.50; common and medium S3.50@4.5Q; low cutler and cutter S2.75S3.75: bulls (year lines excluded) good and choice (beef) {4.7 416.00; cutter to medium S3.75fr4.75; veal crs (milk fed) good and choice J8.50^11.00 medium S7.00«?S,50; cull and common $5.0 '7.00: stocker and feeder cattle, steers good and choice 500-1050 Ibs. S7.00®8.75 common and medium S5.00©7.00. SHEEP 15,000; fat lambs steady to weak spots lower; other classes mostly steady choice lambs early J8.75@0.15; packers bid ding mostly 58.50 down; fat native e S5.000G.50; slaughter sheep and Izmlts lambn 00 Ibs. down, good and choice $8 Oi CiO.25: medium fr.OOS/8.00; 91-100 Ins medium to choice S6.753.15; all welsht common SO.OOft 7.00; ewes 90-150 Ibs med lum to choice «.25®4.75; all weights, cul and common S2.001I3.75; feeding lambs CO 75 Ibs., good and. choice S7.75®8.25. SOUTH ST. VAUI. LIVESTOCK. SOUTH ST. PAUL, Feb. 12. .!·--U. S department of agriculture-CATTLE 2.000; moderately active, cspe .dally on she stock; spots on latter 25c high. cr; steer run largely short feds, salahlc al 5fl.50-fr-7.75; few desirable yearlings held al SS-fi.8.50; COWB mostly S3.505M.50: butclici helfera $5@6; \vlth yearlings at J6.50Q-S most cutters S2.50(53; feeders and stackers about steady. Calves ,200; vealers around 50c lower; good grades largely 58: choir. $10T;10.50. HOGS 11.000: uneven, averaging arount. 10-lsc lower than Wednesday; better 150-230 Ib. weights S6.75©7.25; top 57.25: most 2,10300 Ib. averages SB.25ft6.75; some bids on ncavles down to SC; dows mostly S5.50©5,75; better 100-140 Ib. weights selling from $7.25 «775; average cost Wednesday $6.81, welfht 236. SHEKP 5.000; 2.000 direct; opening very alow: packers bidding around 25c or more lower on fat lambs; Wednesday's late bulk led lambs 02 Ibs. down {8.05; ewe top J4.50. OMAHA LIVESTOCK. OMAHA, Feb. 12. (.}i_u. a. department of agriculture-HOGS 17.000, 110 direct; Blow, opened 5- 15c lower to shippers on medium and lights* closing 25-35e lower to packers; top 57.40 on 160-170 Ib. weights; 160-100 Ib. lights 17.3507.35: 100-225 Ib. averages S6.85'u- 7.2S; 225-250 Ib. butchers SH.5047fi.8."i: 250290 Ib. averages 56.2506.50; 290-340 Ib weights J6.lofro.25; packing sows S5.50c-f 5.75; smooth light sows up to 55.85; average cost Wednesday $0.76. weight 217. OATTI.r: 3.200; fed steers and yearlings ilow, about ateady; other killing clasim Tully steady; stackers and feeders slow, weak; fed steers and yearlings S7(59: year- ings OG5 Ibs. SS.^d; heifers 55.50577- bulk* beet cows 54TT5.25; several lots J 5 ! 0 f f f l cutter grades 53^3.75; medium hulls S3.7S 5f4.25; practical top vealers J8.50; few lots Btocker and feeder steers 56fi7. -SHEEP 0.000: lambs 'slow, opening bids around 2Jc lower; holding steady; sheep ICc ligher; feeders scarce, steady; early pales and bfcls of fed wooled Iambs JS'fia.lO- best iRht lamhs held higher; ewe top H.75; no chotce feeding lambs on offer. SIOUX CITV LIVESTOCK. SIOUX CITY. Feb. 12. (.D--U. S. depart- ent of agriculture-- OATTLK 2,000, calves 100; slow, beef leers and yenrflngs barely steady; fat she ock and bulls little changed; vealers f i r m ; ockers and feeders scarce, steady; load, ood nround I.ISO Ib. hceves 510; scalter- g sales 5rt.5f)«?9.25; hulk short feds $7.2.V.f Ciirlots short fed heifers up to 57; most 21 20 20 11 H 22 17 36 ! !G .i9 25 .85 80 91 7i 92 SO 79 72 96 70 B5 99 60 1432 1343 1080 I2G9 840 J157 1210 1311 1211 1101 1037 9 GO 1020 SHEET. FV1 Westerns -225 50 9.15 9.00 8.85 8.711 8.75 8.65 8.50 250 -170 222 150 82 90 85 08 Fat Ewes-110 139 US 160 188 8.25 S.OO 7.75 7.50 7.00 CATTLE. Heifers-10.75 31 GSG 10.50 13 896 10 716 12 844 Co\V5-- Heavy HOBS-45 342 37 322 51 305 72 28 6 49 270 38 202 57 251 Mediums-- 10. JO 10.25 10.00 9.CO 10 9.25 12 S.OO lli 8.25 10 7.83 » 7.50 7.00 6.35 HOGS. 0.30 6.40 0.45 6.55 0.65 fi.75 1170 1247 1110 937 S41 H'B 192 185 17-S 168 162 243 230 227 221 210 203 C.85 Light Llehts -54 157 0.90 69 149 7.10 31 14.3 7.25 27 137 , 7.45 10 132 7.50 7.65 9.UO 8. a. 8.25 4.75 4.50 4.2 4.00 3.50 S.65 7.75 6.50 5.50 6.00 5.00 4.00 3.CO 3.00 7.70 7.75 7.80 7.90 7.95 7.85 7.85 7.75 7.80 7.65 7.75 New York Stock and Curb Exchanges Are Closed for Holiday NEW YORK, Feb. 12. W--The financial district closed up shop today in observance of Lincoln's birthday anniversary. The New York stock and curb exchanges, the banks and all of the commodity markets -were closed for the entire day. Market Notes BY TICKEU TAPE Hog Markets By THE ASSOCIATED FKESS Hog prices at Iowa markets Thursday: CEDAn HAPIDS--Prime hogs: Mediums SB.-lOiS'O.eO; heavies jaffG.20; llghls 56.80W 7; packers S5srs.40. 1JES MOINES--3,500; lOc lower; prlmu lights S6.75T.17.20; prime mediums 5G..15rji G.OQ; prime heavies 55.75^0.50; good pack- em S5©5.80. OTTUMWA--15c lower; 120-150 Iba. SI 71150-170 Ibs. S6.15; 170-220 Ibs. 56.70;- 220260 ]b£ 56.45; 260-300 Us. SO. 15: 300-350 Iba. '55.85. WATEKLOO--Prime hogs 56.60® 6.01; mediums SQ!£6.50; heavies ^.I.GOfiG 10- packers ?5©5.50. The sustained strength In the stock market must have some basis other than commercial improvement In the opinion of T. J. 3rosnahan of Thomson and McKlnnon. Chicago, who went on to say that, whatever the reason, tlie market has witnessed an amazingly sustained recovery and one that usuries the thot that "the worm has urned." "We know there Is a better sentiment In Europe." Mr. Brosnahan said, "and admll- edly we are recovering our poise at home. \ e know there was an extensive ghort In- erest as a basis /or the recovery which Bet n last week but It is fair to BFsu'me this has been reduced. Can It be some foreign political news Impending or Is this strength In recognition of the fact that security prices *""* "·"·"· stressed below their intrinsic COMBINE!) HOG BECEII'IS. DES MOINES. Feb. 12. (n't--U. S. department of agriculture-Combined hoc; receipts at 24 concentration yards and 7 packing planta located in interior Iowa and southern Minnesota for the 24 hour period ended at 10 a. m. today were 30,000 compared with 30.000 a week a«o. Mostly 10-20C lower, weighty butchers showing the most decline, spots 25c lower than early Wednesday; bulk of 170-230 Ib weights S6.70«T7.15; choice 1CO-100 Ib weights up to S7.25 and in spots slightly higher; 240-280 Ibs. mostly Sfl.10fr6.fiO. Quotations for good* and choice: Light lights. 140-1SO Ibs. 56.GSSi-7.25; . lloht weights, 160-180 Ibs. $i.70®7.25: 1SO-200 Ibs. SG.70Ci7.25; mcn | um , vo | s hls, 200-220 Ibs. So.B5W7.I5; 220-250 Ibs. SB..10ii|7; heavy welRhts. 250-200 Ibs. XO.10'36.50; 200350 Ihs. 55,I556.25. Good packing sows. 275-350 Ibs. 55 35 tj. 5.00; 350-125 Ibs. S5.23'i 5.60; 425-530 Ibs S55j 5.50. liad been value?" STEEL BOOKINGS HKGISTKIt AGAIN Iron and steel demand remains spotty tut bookings as a whole have registered another slight gain, aays the Iron Age. steel Infot output has made further advances at Chicago. Ycmngslown, nmi In the cost, and for the country at large aow averages 50 per cent compared with 48 rer cent of capacity a week a eo . The report adds In part: Irregularities In the now ot tonnage Introduce operating difficulties and make the entire market situation confusing. But a uniform trend Is hardly to be expected at this time. In view ofthe subnormal stale of general business, the pronounced caution now restraining all enterprise and the ebb and flow of seasonal Influences. "The gain of 19 per cent In the rate ot raw steel output In January reflected both a recovery from Industrial suspensions In the latter part or December and a seasonal upswing In production of rails, track supplies and tin plate, supplemented by an Improvement In line pipe business. A much smaller Increase in activity Is looked for this month, since the full force ot spring demand Is not SM 1 !^* 0 ^ "" " bclns HESOTJHOES OF BANKS SHOWS INCREASE An Increase of 5421,001.000 In the total resources of the 7.038 national banks | n con- incntal United States, Alaska arM Hawaii on Den. 31, ns compared with Sept. 24, was announced Wednesday by the treasury. The total now stands at S28.rD9.681.000. John W. Pole, comptroller of the currency, stated t h a t tlie sum reported on Dec 31 showed a decrease of S82.70D.OOO fr the total at the end of 1029 i T !?, l j«i lepoalt " on n ° c ' 3 l - 1030 ' amounted HOG FUTURES. CHICAGO, Feh. 12. (.IT-- Hn(- futures: March llcht hop.g sold -at 58.30 for flrat half delivery and 58.40 lor last half. LIGHTS -March ............ April ............ May ............. MEDIUMS -.March (1st half) March 2nd h a l f ) HEAVIES-March ........... 8.25 8.50 8.50 ....7.00 ....8.75 MISCELLANEOUS ' ' TWs over the total three over lhe am HAIMtOAD I-OAIMNGS SHOW INCREASE I-onding of revenue freight for the week ended on Jan. 31 totaled 710.281 cara. the service division of tlie American Railway association anmiunced ·Wednesday. This was an Increase of 3,r»l earn above the preceding week hut a decrease of 179.551 cars below the same week last year. It also was a reduction of 227.873 cars below the corresponding week of 1928. Miscellaneous freight loading for the week of Jan. 31 totaled 210,627 cara, 50,202 cars under the same week In '1930 and 82 H'SO C "A S ,I " j''" lhe Ct rr; -PTMdlng week in 1920. All districts reported reductions m the total loading of all commodities compared not only with the same week In 1030 but also wtth the same week In 1020. I'OTATO MA71KET OEIICAGO. Feb. 12. I.T,--United States department of agriculture^ Potatoes 00, on track 161; lotal TJ. 3. shipments 851: barely steady; trading slow- sacked per cwt., Wisconsin round whiles 51.30^1.-10; occasional fancy higher- un- graded $1.15®!.25; Idaho russets No. 1. Sl.60SJl.70, occasional car S1.7r; No. 2 .35; Colorado McClurcs mostly SI.35. ' No butter, egg or poultry market. Quotations furnished oy \voll Bros SOS Fifth street soutliwest. Sorse hides §1.75-J2.00 2ured beef hides ........\ 40 Ireen beef hides ' '30 Students Improve Their English. AMES, Feb. 12.--Student English at Iowa State college is improving, according to a report of the college committee on English. During: the fall term of 1930, 82.3 :er cent of the papers from all divisions of the college checked by the committee were rated as acceptable ag compared to 72 per cent in the ipring term of 1930. MASON CITY, Feb. 12.-Cash Quotations by E^ O. Morse. EGGS ' Eggs (current receipts) lOc POULTRY Spring chickens, heavy breed. general run 140 Stags ' 12c Leghorns, spring lie Heavy hens, -11/2 Ibs t ... I3c Light hens irj c Old cocks, heavy gc Ducks ' tj c Geese 7c Merchnnts Quotations. Eggs, in trade i2c Eggs, cash ',irj c Butter, Plymouth 3-ic Butter, Clear Lalce 32c Butter. State Brand 3,5f Butter, dairy '' '300 That's the war cry of Chicago's crusading judge, John H. Lyle chief rival of Mayor William Hale Thompson, for the republican mayoralty nomination. He has attracted nation-wide attention In recent months by his vigorous attack on the underworld Nearly every gangster who has been scheduled to appear before him has applied for a change of venue fearing his severity. Lawyers complain that he does not rule according to law and his decisions frequently are reversed by higher courts. All this doesn't deter Judge Lyle from continuing his crusade. Works Speedily. During his six years on the municipal bench Judge Lyle frequently has tried an average of SO cases a day. Chicago is painted as a sorry spectable by the judge who says: Business cannot prosper to its full degree if constant war must be waged with the criminal class or if to procure immunity from attack heavy tribute must be paid to racketeering- gangs with guns in their hands. Often the merchant has been compelled either to retire from business or move away from Chicago. "I am certain that organized crime, can be reduced to a minimum and gangsters be driven from Chicago. "If elected, I will drive out gangsters, break up criminal gangs and annihilate their leaders in this city." Sees Crime-Politics Connection. Often the judge has accompanied police on raids of which experiences he says: "I have seen machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, revolvers and ammunition, taken from the secret hading places of the criminal hang- outj .This experience, plus that gained in more than 50,000 cases in the criminal courts, has convinced me, beyond a doubt, that the reputed connection between crime, politics and public service is not a myth, nor mere suspicion of the public, but is a positive reality. When the Chicago crime commission's now famous list of 28 original "public enemies" was made public Lyle astounded Chicago by issuing vagrancy warrants for all of them. Many of the "vagrants" were fabulously wealthy. Eisht of these men are fugitives at the present time. The others either have been sentenced, are awaiting sentence, or are being deported. Lyle's supporters hail him as the man who will lead Chicago away from its present state to fairer days, a step which they believe to be necessary if the world's fair is to be a success in 1933. Theyare backing him as the antithesis o f . ., .,, "Thompsonism," which they blame Muscatine and Louisa counties," for conditions in Chicago today. I Hecklin said, "this measure offers Lyle places direct responsibility for ' J " " gangster activities on the shoulders of Mayor "Big Bill." What Thompson Men Say. Those on the other side of the BILL IS PAS! State Senate Votes to Permit Construction on Cedar River. DES MOINES, Feb. 12. (/p)_The senate today passed the Hicklin bill which, in effect, would permit the construction of a $10,000,000 hydroelectric dam in Muscatine county. The measure received 26 votes, just enough to permit its adoption! Sixteen senators opposed it. Senator H:ckl:n or Ixniisa county, sponsor of the proposal, said that the Federal construction company of Muscatine plans to divert water from the Ceflai river at Moscow into a lake two miles wide and eight miles long and from there construct a canal to the Mississinpi rived at Muscatine, where the company's power house would be located. Offers Relief. fence, who are not particularly impressed by the judge's claim to fame, says he is constantly "grandstanding," framing- sentences with an eye toward the newspaper publicity involved. Mayor Thompson, in campaign addresses, depicts Judge Lyle with a halter around his neck, the leash attached to a newspaper building. And, asserts the mayor, "Big Bill" wears no halter. To this Judge Lyle retorts, "Gangsters cannot live and carry on their criminal deeds if the mayor decrees it otherwise. The outcome of the primary, on Feb. 2-1, means Lyle or lawlessness!" Hicklin asserted that the firm hopes to attract industries to ea^tern Iowa by selling electric power at low rates. "To a large number of farmers in considerable relief from spring Potatoes 4Qc and 50c a peck KANSAS rirv rnom;f:F. -- Produce un- KANSAS CITY. Feb. 12. changed. WI.VNIPRO flKAI.V Feh. 12. Ul--Closfnc K raln WINNIPEG, price: WHEAT-- Mny (!2',ic; July f.S'-lc; October G5};c May 2pXc; July 20c; October 30',ic. J "' y 25 ' lc: 0clot)Cr 31'tc: October 33 .,, Ma .? 2B * ;c : r I.AX SEKD liny 9Gc; July 07Kc; October Jl.OO'.S. I t Iowa Professor Is Named Instructor in Athens School IOWA CITY, Feb. 12 Appointment as sole visiting pr.ofessor from the United States to the faculty of the American school of classical studies at Athens, Greece, has been received by Prof. Roy C. Fliclcinger. head of the University of Iowa department of Latin and Greek. The university man Wednesday announced his tentative acceptance, pending satisfactory arrangements for his leave of absence from his present duties. If his acceptance becomes definite, Professor Fliclcinger will leave for Greece about Aug. 25 at the end of the second term of the university's summer session and will return June 1, 1032. With the University of Iowa as one of 40 co-operating institutions, the American school in Athens caters to gradual'; students from the United States who are majoring in the study of Greek. Professor Flickinger's duties at the school would include the teaching of classes, conducting of student, expeditions to sites of historic interest, and assisting in the direction of excavations in the ruins of ancient cities. He also would undertake new research work in his specialty, the Greek theater, visiti'ig floods." He added that the water level of the Cedar and Iowa rivers would be decreased at flood time by one and one-half feet. The Federal Construction company will turn over the lake and :ts entire shore to the state, Hicklin said. This would be used for public park purposes. He pictured the lake as an excellent breeding place for game fish. Opposes Measure. Senator Irving H. Knudson of Hamilton county opposed the measure as detrimental to the state's conservation program. He urged that the natural beauty of rivers be maintained and said that only private interests would profit by the bill. An amendment by Senator O. P. Myers of Jasper county was ac'opte.' requiring payment of an excise tax on dams which would be permitted under the bill. Those who voted againpt the Hicklin bill were: Baird, Christ- tophel, Clark of Cerro Gordo, Clark . of Linn, Clark of Marion. Coyken- I dal!, Kent, Klemme, Knudson, Leonard, Patterson. Quirk, Ritchie, Stanley, White, Wilson. HALL RITES HELD AT EAGLE GROVE Man Who Dropped Dead at Funeral Leaves 4 Sons and 2 Daughters. EAGLE GROVE, Feb. 12. Funeral services for Castillo L. Hall, 71, were held at the Methodist church Wednesday, in charge of the Rev. W. G. Muhleman. Burial was made in the Evergreen cemeterv at Clarion. Mr. Hall was born near Webster, Keokuk county, and fet the age of 5 moved with his parents to a farm near Millersburg, where he lived until 19 years of age. He was married to Miss Margaret Goebet in 1883. They lived in Millersburg for some time, during which Mr. Hall officiated as pastor of the Methodist church at that place, after which they lived for a time in Oskaloosa, then to a farm near Clarion, where they lived for eight years. They took up their residence in Eagle Grove in 1924, since which time Mr. Hall has had charge of the Swift and company cream station. He died suddenly while at the funeral of Mrs. W. H. Gross Sunday. He is survived by the widow; two daughters, Ella Hopwood of Kearney, Nebr., arid Mary Spencer of Clarion; four sons; Webster C of Sterling, Colo., Roy ,W. of Clinton, Charles A. of Eagle Grove, and John H. of Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Wilson, Kearney, Nebr. ROCKFORD MIDGETS BEAT NORA SPRINGS ROCKFORD, Feb. 12.--The Rockford Midgets defeated the Nora Springs cagers in a doubleheader at Rockford in a fast, well played game. Nora Springs managed to hold the Midgets well in the first half but played loosely in the later period. Batty was high man for the Midgets with a total of 14 points and Galvin was a close second with 11 points. Seavenj led the Nora Springs five with 5 points. The Midgets are scheduled to meet the Rudd five Saturday night at Rockford. The Midgets were defeated 26-20 at Rudd in a game earlier in the season but will r«- deavor to recapture the crown the coming encounter. in FERTILE BEATS MITCHELL 44-32 FERTILE, Feb. 12.--The Fertile Indiana defeated the Mitchell All- Stars here Wednesday evening 44 to 32. The game was tied up until the final quarter. Rodberg was higli: man for the Indians and Heckstein was high for Mitchell. The Indians will meet the Diamond Bread five of Mason City here Friday night. CHARLES CITY DOWNS NASHUA NASHUA, Feb. 12.--The Charles City independents defeated the Nashua independents 39-31 here Wednesday evening. The short passing attack of Crabtrec and Milligan gave Nashua a lend of 30 to 29 at the end of the third quarter but they could not hold it. Hahn and Kilpatrick played stellar ball for Charles City. Milligan wns hip;h point man for Nashua and Briscoe took run- nerup honors for Charles City. Smith of Iowa refereed. IJOCIt FALLS SCHEDULES GAMES ROCK FALLS, Feb. 12. The doub'.eheacler basketball game to be played at the gymnasium Saturday evening: between the Rock Falls "Beers" and the "Diamond Bread;" Dickinson's "Eagles" and the Hanlontown independents, will be a benefit affair. The proceeds will be jiven to the church here. Student at U of Iowa Hospital Hit by Auto IOWA CITY, Feb. 12. (^)-Doris Eddy. Sibley, student in the University of Iowa school of nursing, was in a serious condition at the University hospital from injuries she received when struck by an auto driven by Wilbur Wyjack, University high school student. sites of discoveries made since studied there in 1023. h-? $55,000 Roml Issue Approved. TRIPOLI. Feb. 12. (/P)--Approval of a 555,000 bond issue for building n. new school building was given yesterday by a 290 to 202 vote. 300,000 Unemployed Reported in France PARTS, Feb. 12. (/P)--Three hundred thousand persons are unemployed in France and 1,250,000 are working on part time, it was learned today on high authority. WEST UNION BEATS DECORAH WEST UNION, Feb. 12.--The most interesting basketball game of the season in West Union was played in the new high school gymnasium when West Union defeated Decorah by one point in an overtime period. The score was tied 15 to 15 at the end. In the overtime session, West Union made a field goal, Decorah was allowed two free throws and made only one, West Union stalled till the gun was fired. NEVITON BEATS PENN NEWTON, Feb. 12. (/P)--Newton Y. M. C. A. basketeers last night defeated Penn college, 31 to 26, largely thru the efforts of Connie Mullenberg-, center, who counted 13 points and did outstanding defensive work, Only once, near the opening, was Pcnn ahead. At the rest period, the score favored the Y, 23 to 17, Preston led the Quakers in scoring with 8 points. Club Plans 51st Annual Banquet at West Union WEST UNION, Feb. 12.--The fifty-first annual banquet of the Historical and Literary club of West Union will be held Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Grimes. This is a men's ,_,, - u --.r- -- -- · --·« f *.* u«. «iti^o. j. 1113 i^j u, iiicn s The government comnders the sit- study club of 15 members, claimed uatmn serious, tho not grave, and to be the oldest such club n Iowa is preparing to relieve it by increas- I - .. ^own. ing allocations of .state funds and ' Observes Early Corn Stalks development of public works. , LOUISBURG, Wis., Feb. 12. (UP) . Bc " Schroeder, farmer near here, A decorated mnp is an interesting. today wns watching a half dozen feature of milady's boudoir, says a! corn stalks nJiont three inches hieh household note, but probably she'll | which are growing in his barnyard take it out with her ns soon as she I Scbrocder says it is the first time has put on the finishing touches.-- ' he has ever heard of corn Boston Herald. | in this vicinity in Febmaryf r '

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