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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 27 1936 ELEVEN Mason City's Calendar Feb. 26-March 2--State Junior college basketball tournament at .. high school gymnasium. Feb. 28--Special U. C. T. teamwork membership meeting, hotel Eadmar. March 3--Competitive vaudeville, 8 o'clock, high school auditorium. Â·Â· March 9--School election. Here In Mason City Roads open to Rltz Hotel. Dine and Dance. Music every nite. A mass meeting of Townsend club No. 2, which was to have been held Sunday at the Y. M. C. A., has teen postponed to Sunday, March 8, officers of the organization announced. New floors from old. Kent our floorsander. Boomhower's. Birth certificates have been filed for Shirley DeLee, child of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Bohl, Lime Creek township, iom Jan. 31, and Wallace Joe. son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Klober- dang, route 1, Mason City, born Jan. 19. A car driven hy Dr. L. N. Stott, 420 Delaware avenue northeast, collided with a car driven by Donald H. Gibbs, 934 Harrison avenue northwest, at the intersection of Tenth street and North Federal avenue, Wednesday. Both cars were slightly damaged. Davies Talks to Hi-Y on "Meaning of Lent" "The Meaning of Ash Wednesday and Lent" was the subject of the Rev. George K. Davies at a meeting of the Hi-Y club Wednesday night in the Y. M. c. A, In connection with his talk, he sketched the life of Horace Wilson Rose, who was student secretary of the Y. M. C. A. for the Central west from 189S to 1900.. notable for his personal work and as an outstanding athlete. FOUR CANDIDATES FOR TWO SCHOOL DIRECTOR JOBS ELECTION WILL BE ON MARCH 9; SHIPLEY RETIRES Webster, Breese, Fischbeck and Blackrnore in Field for Directors. Four candidates were in the field Thursday for two positions on the Mason City school board at the election which will be held March 9. The candidates are seeking positions, which will be vacated with the expiration of the terms of B. A. Webster and John Shipley. Mr. Shipley has announced he will not be a candidate for reelection. Mr. Webster has filed as a candidate together with three others. Garfield Breese. local attorney; R. W. Fischbeck, insurance agent, and Guy C. Blackmore, chief chemist of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company. Allan F. Beck is a candidate for re-election as treasurer of the school district. The term of the directors is three years and the treasurer, two years. Secretary R. L. James was instructed by the board at its last meeting to make the necessary arrangements for the coming; election. AT THE HOSPITALS Frank Quinn, 524 Third street northeast, ivas dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday follow, ing a minor operation. W. H. Sprague, Nora Springs, was dismissed from the Mercy hos- pitai Wednesday following treatment. . Betty Jean Tanner, 17 Connecticut avenue southeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following;-.a minor. operation. . .-, Mrs. Clarence Scblosser and infant son, Nora Springs,, were dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday. Mrs. Harry Wallace, Osage, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. Agues Beyers, 610 Georgia avenue southeast, was admitted to the Mercy hospital Wednesday for treatment. Mrs. A. M. Peterson, Titonka. was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following a minor operation. Frederick Carson, 23 Fifteenth street northeast, was dismissed from the Park-hospital Wednesday following a major operation. L. 0. Knudson, Manly, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following treatment. Mrs. H. G. Nordschow, 807 North Federal avenue, was dismissed from the Park hospital Wednesday following a minor operation. A daughter weighing 6 pounds 3 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hammond, 114 ii South Federal avenue, at the Park hospital Wednesday. YOUR IOWA INCOME TAX Prepared for Iowa Daily Press Association by Slate Board of Assessment and Review. DIXIE BLOCK COAL $6.50 Per Ton Exclusive but NOT Expensive. Call us lor prices of other Coal. Dixie Block Coal Co. Phone 715 526 Second St. N. W. COAL INDIANA LUMP .. KENTUCKY NUT . . . . DIAMOND LUMP . . . DIAMOND NUT . . . W. G. Co. PHONE 563 Authorized Genuine Carter and Stromberq Parts i Battery and Electric Service 110 S. Delaware Phone 319 GROSS, NET INCOME. Two of the terms used in the income tax law, namely, "gross income" and "net income," should be noted particularly as they are vitally important to the whole subject of the income tax. Gross income includes all income from any source whatever, unless specifically exempt from tax by law, or unless it is nothing more than a return of capital. The gross income of. a business usually consists of the gross profit from sales (total receipts less cost of goods sold) plus any income from investments and incidental or outside operations of sources. The return must show the gross sales, purchases and cost of goods sold. To reflect income correctly, inventories "are' necessary at the beginning and end of each taxable year. A lawyer, doctor, architect, dentist, author, or other professional man must include in gross income all fees, salaries and compensation of any kind for professional services. Professional men and also undertakers will find it most satisfactory to report their incomes on the basis of cash receipts and disbursements. Net income upon which the tax is assessed and computed is gross income less the deductions allowed by law, such as business and professional expenses, salaries, pensions, bonuses to employes, taxes, losses, interest paid, bad debts (if reporting on an accrual basis), depreciation, depletion, contributions, etc. Failure to understand deductions against gross income andcre- its against net income results in numerous errors on the part of taxpayers. Personal exemption and credit for dependents are not deductible from either gross income or net income, but from the tax when computed. Contest Looms in School Election GARFIELD BREESE For Director ALLAN F. BECK For Treasurer B. A. WEBSTER For Director R. W. FISCHBECK For Director ----Federal Income Tax DEDUCTIONS FOR BAD DEBTS. NO. 19. Unification of Rail Facilities-Opposed by Council Bluffs Group COUNCIL BLUFFS, (/P--Chamber of Commerce directors Thursday accepted a citizens' report "vigorously opposing" the proposed co-ordination of terminal and rail facilities for the city as proposed by Joseph B. Eastman, federal rail cb-ordinator. Local survey indicated a positive abolishment of 192 employes, and possibly 359 to 400, with the subsequent loss of rayrolls estimated between $450,000 to 5500,000 annually. Eight trunk lines operate into this city, all maintaining shops and passenger stations. Co-ordination would do away with all but one passenger and freight station, and reduce terminal facilities to three roundhouses and repair shops. Case Dropped Against Illinois Man Accused of Swindling Friends CHICAGO, (,P)--The case of Clarence K. Walsh, 32, arrested on Feb. 2 charged with victimizing home owners in Galena and Stockton, 111., was discharged Thursday. United States District Attorney Martin Ward told U. S. Commissioner Edwin K. Walker: "Walsh defrauded his own friends by posing as an appraiser for the federal housing administration, but these friends decline to prosecute. The government lacks evidence on which to obtain a conviction." The commissionei in dismissing the case commented that the government had failed to substantiate its chnrgo Walsh posed as a federal official, although given "ample latitude." Ward said Walsh's home is In Galena. Bad debts constitute a considerable item in the returns of many taxpayers and may be treated in one of two ways--either by deduction from gross income in respect to debts ascertained to be worthless either in whole or in part, or by a deduction of a reasonable addition to a reserve for bad debts. Taxpayers were given an option for 1921 to select either of the two methods. The method used in the return for 1921 must be used in returns for subsequent years unless permission is granted by the commissioner of internal revenue to change to the other method. Application to change must be made at least 30 days prior to the close of the taxable year for which the change is to be effective. However, a taxpayer filing a first return in 1935. may select either of the two methods, 'subject to the approval of the commissioner upon examination of the return. Permission to adopt the reserve method is limited to taxpayers having a large number of accounts where credit is extended over a considerable period of time. It is not granted for the purpose of handling one specific debt. What constitutes a "reasonable addition" to a reserve for bad debts must be determined in the light of the facts, and will vary as between classes of business and with conditions of business prosperity. A taxpayer using the reserve method should show in his return the volume of charge sales .(or other business transactionsl for the year, and the percentage of the reserve to such amount, the total amount of notes and accounts receivable at the beginning and end of the taxable year, and the total amount of the debts ascertained to be worthless and charged against the reserve during the taxable year. Former Sheffield Editor Runs Los Angeles Paper C. C. Yelland, former publisher of the Sheffield Press, more recently of a paper at Lanesboro, Minn., is now getting out a community weekly newspaper at 1425 East Florence avenue in Los Angeles. It is known as the Florence Messenger and is designed to serve the merchants and residents of Florence and Goodyear districts. A copy of the newspaper received in the Globe-Gazette office reveals a brisk advertising business and an attractive typographical makeup as to news and editorial matter. Poisoned Kidneys Slop Getting Up Nights To harmlessly flush poisons and acid from kidneys and correct irritation of bladder, so that you can stop "getting up nights" get a 35 cent package of Gold Medal Haarlem Oil Capsules and tike as directed. Other symptoms of kidney and bladder weaknesses are scant, burning or smarting passage- backache--leg cramps--puffy eyes. , JOE HOLUB SERVICES T9 BE HELD ON FRIDAY Early Day Settler of City Came to America From Czechoslovakia. Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Holub, 90, who died at her home, 702 Delaware avenue northeast, at 10:45 o'clock Wednesday morning following an illness of about a week from pneumonia, will be held at the Randall funeral home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Clarence E. Flynn, pastor of the First M. E. church, will be in charge of services. Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. Don Wells will sing "peace, Peace, Sweet Peace,", accompanied by Mrs. Bertha Patchen, who will also play favorite selections of Mrs. Holub's. Pallbearers will be G. 0. Gould, C. E. Gilman, Frank R. Currie and George Andrick. Born in Czechoslovakia. Mrs. Holub was born Benigna Hrach, May 5, 1845, in Czechoslovakia. She was married to Joseph Holub during the harvest season in Czechoslovakia in 1S69. They celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary at their home last October, at which time members of five generations of the Holub family were present. In 1878 Mr. and Mrs, Holub came to the United States and soon after settled at Mason City at the home where hey have resided for the past 53 years. On their arrival here there was little in the way of buildings two blocks north of State street on Federal avenue, walks were made of boards and woods .surrounded their home on what is now Delaware avenue northeast. Enjoyed Her Home. Mr. Holub engaged in tailoring and has owned several shops. Mrs. Holub was a woman who took much pride in her home and was always knitting during her spare time, according to persons who knew her. For the past 15 years she had been an invalid, having almost completely lost her eyesight. Surviving Mrs. Holub are her husband and nine children, all of whom were at her bedside during her last illness. The children are Mrs. M. H. Hogan, Minneapolis; Mrs. Fred Allen, Grand Rapids, Minn.; Frank Holub, Minot, S. Dak.; Mrs. A. S. Rennie, 540 Eleventh street northeast; Mrs. Sidney A. Dent, 103 Eleventh street northeast; Emma Holuta, 702 Delaware avenue northeast: J. J. Holub, 540 Eleventh street northeast: Mrs, .1. W. Stennett, 702'!, Delaware avenue northeast, and J. H. Holub, 530 Eleventh street northeast. Fifteen grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild also survive. Dr. E. C. Successor to Dr. J. D. Reeler CHIROPODIST 316 1st Nat. Bank Bldg. Ph. 331 GUARANTEED Fireside Fuels Will Give You 6 MORE HEAT! Â» LESS ASH! 9 REAL ECONOMY! Phone 888 WE BUY OLD G U L P Dental Scrap Only W. J. IRVING I'alais Roynl Building COMPLETE Central Auto Electric Co. rriilnil lluttrrj .V KIrrtrtr o. \ru Atlrtrrx*--- Nr*t to Hri- Mntlitn GUI' C. BLACKMORE For Director "Jewish School" Topic of Synagog Services Congregation Adas Israel, 621 Adams avenue southwest, will conduct its next regular service Friday evening at 8 o'clock, Rabbi Avery Jonah Grossfield officiating. The topic of the sermon will be: "The Jewish Religious School--Its Function and Its Content." Children's services will take place Saturday at 11 o'clock; religious school classes will meet Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock: Hebrew classes wil'l meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:30 p. m. MANY HARDSHIPS CAUSED BY 1873 SNOW BLOCKADE Mews Excerpt From Newspaper 63 Years Old Describes Severe Winter. An excerpt from the Cerro Gordo Republican, dated Thursday, Jan. 16, 1873. which describes minutely the snow blockades which occurred in the severe winter of that year has been received by the Globe- Gazette from Mrs. George Ott of Clear Lake. The article forms the basis of an interesting comparison between the winters of 1873 -and 1936. The writtjup in the Republican follows: "Already have all the railroads leading to this place been blockaded for 10 days and, owing to the great fall of snow which fell on Tuesday night and Wednesday of this week, they will continue to be blockaded. On Tuesday last the prospect was that the roads would be open in a day or two, but now we learn from dispatches from the line of the Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad and Iowa Central railroad, that all the work has been undone and the roads are as far from being free--if not farther--as they were nn Tuesday last. The prospect is not bright. Business at Standstill. "Business of all kinds is at a standstill, and supplies of coal and wood are scarce. The blockade is the most severe of any that we have had. and may possibly, cause much suffering. We can but possess our souls in patience, feeling assured that the railroad companies are doing their utmost to raise the blockade. "While we are not complaining, let us remember the hardworked men in the great drifts on the bleak prairies, and the great cost and immense loss the railroad companies are being put to. The clouds at this writing are still lowering, and it is impossible to tell when communications will be opened. "We. in our efforts to procure paper, rode in a sleigh to Charles City on Monday last. Found both offices there in a like predicament with ourselves, and all our neighbors within 50 miles are in a like situation. Stand in Fear. "Our readers can thus see what the storm is costing us. We shall leave no expense or effort unspared to get paper for our next issue, but we stand in fear. We hope our subscribers will bear with us, knowing that it is no fault of our's that we are out of paper. We purchased of a firm in Milwaukee the last of December--having then a three weeks' supply on hand--enough paper to last us until danger of blockades should be over in the Wants Applications of Those Skilled in Commercial Fields The Iowa State Employment service is interested in receiving the applications of skilled and trained workers in commercial, professional and industrcial classifications, Frank Ball, manager, stated Thursday. "It is understood that because of unusual conditions many persons are now engaged in occupations other than those for which they are best qualified and trained to perform," he said. "The fact that they are now employed does not bar them from registering and placement in their chosen occupation should the work opportunity arise." spring, but it was caught in the storm and now lays, we learn, in McGregor. "We wen: informed that the workmen engaged in clearing the Milwaukee and St. Paul railway east of Charles City encountered a drift of such magnitude on Monday last as to require the labors of 200 men four days to get through it. "We print our paper this week in reduced size as tie only alternative of giving no paper at all; some will find it printed on colored paper--some straw color--some flesh color and others buff; we are a beleaguered city now, it must be remembered and extreme means must be resorted to." Baird Unable to Arrive for Foremanship School Impassable roads prevented Prof. E. S. Baird of Iowa State college from arriving in Mason City Thursday afternoon and announcement was made from the Y. M. C. A. that the weekly session of the foremanship school, and the group dinner preceding it, was being called off. Talmadge in Charge Against New Deal ATLANTA, (.-P)--Gov. Eugene Talmadge, in a written statement Thursday said the present situation in Georgia "was deliberately brought about by the new deal to stop Talmadge from campaigning against Roosevelt in the United States." JURY AWARDS $5 IN ACTION HERE Find for Bohnsacks Against Mrs. Dorchester After All Night Session. Two days' presentation of evidence in Judge T. A. Beardmore'a district court, a. day of attorneys' arguments to a Jury and an all night session of deliberation by the jury in the suit for rent brought by Mrs. Clara De G. Dorchester against Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bohnsack, tenants on her farm, resulted in the jury awarding a verdict of $5 to the Bohnsacks Thursday. Mrs. Dorchester, represented by L. R. Boomhower, had claimed tha't the share of corn which she received last fall was more than 500 bushels shy of the amount which she should have received. Under terms of the lease she was to get as rent one half of the corn crop and one half of the fodder raised on the farm each year. Following up this claim, Mrs. Dorchester obtained a writ of attachment against all the Bohnsack property last Dec. IS. Contending this procedure was unlawful and maintaining that the division of the corn crop was equitable for both parties, the Bohn- sacks; for whom Garfield E. Breese and Charles Cornwell were attorneys, counterclaimed for $200 as damages suffered from the attachment and for 55 which they testified that Mr. Dorchester had agreed to pay Mr. Bornsack for rolling a field seeded with alfalfa. The jury awarded the second counterclaim as asked. COAL On track. Best Indiana Washed Nut. PER TON Northern Lumber Co. 23 2nd St. S. E. Phone 30 COAL SPECIAL Illinois Nut, ton . . . $6.25 Premier Nut, ton . . $7.00 WOLF BROS. COAL CO. PHONE 1148 the recent blizzards and sub-zero weather, families everywhere have depended upon the telephone more than, ever before. Travel was difficult--for many it was impossible. But the telephone kept snowbound families from being completely out of touch with relatives, friends, doctors and places of business. Nearly everyone increased their use of the telephone. The daily number of calls went up greatly--all-time records were broken in both local and long distance calls. Additional operators were summoned to handle the load of calls. In hundreds of towns, operators battled blizzards and snowblocked streets to reach telephone offices. "With the tremendous increase in use of the telephone, service was sometimes slower than usual. But practically all telephone ^r^i^v^L gjlpffl "roads" were kept open. In some cases, telephone linemen plowed through drifts and used snowshoes and bobsleds to reach "breaks" and keep lines working. The telephone helped highway workers, railroad men,police, firemen, doctors and many others to carry on. In countless ways, it was an invaluable messenger in time of need. N O R T H W E S T E R N B E L L T E L E P H O N E C O M P A N Y HOW THE TELEPHONE HELPED Above towering snow drifts, the stork "walked telephone wires" into several homes. Doctors, unable to reach these homes, gave directions by telephoae- many cases of illness and accident, storm conditions made it impossible for doctors to reach patients. Treatment was prescribed by telephone. Travelers in blocked trains and automobiles sought shelter in nearby homes..-telephone calls flashed home the news of their safety--enabled them to cancel appointments and make new arrangements. In one town a man started home from the dentist's office ID. 25-below zero Â·weather. When he failed to arrive homein twohourshis wife telephoned for help. Searchers found him unconscious in the snow. His life was saved. Schools were dismissed in many places because of blizzard conditions. Parents were notified by telephone so that they might come for children. Homes and communities threatened i with 1 fuel and food shortages sent word by telephone so that snow plows and highway crews could open the roads and faring supplies. Medical aid also was obtained in this way. Hundreds of persons suffered from exposure. But millions of trips were made over telephone wires by persons warm and comfortable within their homes. Thousands of families decided to stay at home and order hy telephone rather than go shopping in person.