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.TWO ,MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DECEMBER 28 I 1933 MAYOR MANNING GROSS EXAMINED Fires Barrage of Answers to Misconduct Charges at : Ottumwa. OTTUMWA, Deo. 28. tP)--Hav- ing, fired a four hour barrage of answers today to state charges of misconduct and corruption against Ills administration of Ottumwa city affairs. Mayor Edwin C. Manning faced a Jong- session of harsh cross 'examination by Special Prosecutor Joe R. Jaques in his district court ouster case. The first subject .to be taken up iii Jaques' questioning of the mayor Â·involved the Increase of Ottumwa municipal indebtedness from ?53S,- 646 to 51,055,400 during the five years of Manning management. "Practically all of this indebtedness was created by means of friendly judgment suits against the city and the issuance of bonds to take up the judgments, wasn't It?" .Jaques asked. I- The mayor replied in the affirmative. Iv'ever Had Chrmcc. "The people of Ottumwa never had an opportunity to say anything about it either did they?" "They had a couple of chances at election time," Manning retorted. Â· "They never voted on a bond issue, did they?" "You can't ever remember a vote on a city of Ottumwa bond issue $g50 CASH ONLY FRANKLIN COUNTY Large Lump Stove Size Â§7.25 Guaranteed None Better in Illinois WOLF BROS. PHONE 1148 NOAH BUILDS ARK FOR "SINNERS' FLOOD" WALLACE WARNS BUYERS OF HOGS leady to Use All Powers of AAA to Stop Evasion of Process Tax. Sinners have only four years to repent, says William Greenwood (right), bearded self-styled prophet of Olympln, Wash., whose "ark" (left) Is moored to await the destruction of the world by floods, predicted by Greenwood for 1938. He says this year's floods in the Pacific northwest, worst in that section's history, are jnst a forerunner of what is to come. (Associated I'ress Photos). for a permanent improvement," the mayor hotly replied. Defense Attorney Merrill C. Gilmore then chimed In with: "You didn't hold an election to see if people would starve, did you?" "When you two are through with your speeches, I'll go on with my examination," Jaques growled. Wanted TO Know. .. "I merely thought you wanted to know," said Manning. "You merely thought you saw a chance to offer another explanation," the prosecutor replied. Manning told Judge A. O. Wakefield who is hearing the proceedings, that of the half million added indebtedness, 5100,000 was for munici- p'al waterworks improvements, 5100,000 for relief purposes, and 5300,000 for permanent city improvements. The mayor explained the various city transactions which are claimed COAL -- GAS -- MOTOR OIL Dir .* ra sTM 1 'Â»-. Fancy ctKaka Â»Â»" a BTU rating of U.B40. One user Jays ho \wuld ratter have one ton al this coal than tnro tons at any other coal he ever burned. Delivered Price JU.OO city scale weights. Scandln. E EB $7.00 a ton city ?J S.r 8 Our G "Â°" ne starts and gives the mileage. Six gallons for a dollar. II uils EOS was ballyhooed over the radio, advertised In all -tbc papers In the u. *. ana placarded on (he Mllt.onras we would sure have to have more money for It. Our Motor Oil llowa at 20 fcelow. -hence the battery In your car can turn tfte motor over an* get going. Our products are given to you with the OVERHEAD out and the Quillty left In. Wa cave hundreds of satisfied customers but can use a few more. Hometown Gas, Oil and Coal Co. PHONE 400 422 NORTH MONROE by the state to have been illegal and sufficient 'grounds for the removal of the council, including Commissioners W. L. Disbrow and John L. Davies. Character Witnesses. Â· Character witnesses today were Frank P. Hofmanti, local druggist and president of the Chamber of Commerce, and William Kelley, president of the Ottumwa Trades and Labor assembly. Each answered that Manning's reputation for honesty and integrity is goad. Among the important charges answered by the mayor today was that the, city had purchased over $9,000 worth of gasoline during the fiscal year, May 1, 1932, to April 1, 1933, the period covered by the state checkers' report, and much of the gas had been used by private individuals and in private cars. Cars Used by City. Manning denied that any of the fuel had been used for other than city purposes. He declared that the city saved enough' money when public automobiles were sold and an arrangement made to furnish certain officials gasoline and Incidental repairs for their cars in return for their use in city business. The 9,000 he said, represented not only gasoline purchased, but also oil, anti-freeze, solutions, tires and minor repair work. Among the machines using gasoline he listed five city fire trucks, nine cars, nine regular trucks, two tractors, a two enginer street flushes, drag line, compressor, three gasoline water lumps, and about 40 trucks owned y men hired by the city for special relief work. Creditor's Sale There's No IF or AND--We Must Raise Cash For Our Creditors We are not going out of business if we can help it, BUT our creditors must be satisfied at once. Our only chance was to slash the prices of our entire stock of high grade men's, women's and children's shoes and rubber footwear and leave it up to you. WE MUST RAISE CASH IMMEDIATELY-EVERYTHING SLASHED TO ! / 2 OF THE ORIGINAL PRICE. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. Starting Friday Morning Ladies' Hi-Grade Pumps-Ties Oxfords 9Sc Values to Â§3.90, all sizes Ladies' Goodrich Fleece Luted Galoshes AH heels and Sizes Brown or Black Women's Pelt House Slippers All colors and sizes Reg. 75c and 95c Values Silk Hosiery While they last, pair Men's All Leather Work Shoes You can't beat this price in a good C-g OC Work Shoe ..... *1'TM Regular $2.49 Seller All Sizes All Leather Hi-Top Boots 16 Inch Genuine Calfskin Plain Toe--Double Leather Sole A Regular $0.83 Boot . A Value you will never duplicate $3-98 WOMEN'S. FANCY Â·SNAP Rubbers One Dollar Values, Broken Lot Don't Wait! LAYMAN SHOE STORE 202 South Federal Men's Dress Oxfords (Genuine Calfskin) $2.95 Regular $3.95 and 54.95 Shoes Children's Oxfords and Shoes Sizes to 2 Buster Brown All-Leather flQr Shoes Â«/O Worth 3 times this price Hundreds -of .pairs of Shoes and Rubber Footwear not listed here SACRIFICED at this Creditor's Sale of high grade Footwear Take advantage of these wonderful bargains now SLAUGHTERING BUSINESS GAINS Profitable Month Reporter for November Despite Distribution Drop. CHICAGO, Bee. 28. (^--American slaughtering establishments en- Joyed a month of prosperity during November, although distribution declined from October, the Chicago Federal Reserve bank reported today. In the matter of production the report said there, was an expansion of 15 per cent over October, 17 per cent over 1932 and T% per cent greater than the 1923-32 November average. The gains were reflected in the payrolls which showed an improvement of iy~ per cent over October in the number of employes, 4% per cent in hours worked, and 5^ per cent In the total amount of wages paid. Distribution Declines. In registering a 15 y s per cent de cline in distribution from October and an increase of the same per centage from a year ago, : the repor said the former was partly due tc a general lowering of the pric level. Export business remained at ap proximately the October level with the foreign demand for American lard continuing to improve both in the United Kingdom and on th continent, while the trade in meats was more or less confined to the British demand for Christmas hams Creamery butter production in the seventh federal reserve distric registered a 3% per cent gain ove November 1032 and was 5% pe cent greater than the 10 year sea. son average, but showed a loss o 14 per cent from October. Sales Tonnage Gains. The sales tonnag-e showed a 3 pe cent monthly gain, partly due t government purchases for relic agencies, and was 9 per cent abov the 10 year average, but 2 per cen short of the month last year. A sharp drop of 40 per cent was experienced in the manufacture o American cheeae in Wisconsin fo the four weeks ended Dec. 2 as com pared to the preceding period, year ago, and the seasonal aver age. However, prices advanced in No vember and the distribution of th commodity, In declining only abou 16 per cent, recorded double the us ual excess over current production Freedom of Press Depends on Public Opinion, Is Gain CHICAGO, Dec. 28. GP)--Dr. Wll lard G. Bleyer, head of the deparl ment of journalism at the TJniver sity of Wisconsin, today declare that the freedom of the press de pends more on public opinion than constitutional guarantees. Dr. Bleyer, in an address at th convention of the American Associa tion of Schools and Departments o Journalism, declared he was unab! to see any threat to freedom of th press in the provisions of the NRA On the other hand, he charge that a monopolistic tendency of th newspaper publishing business acte to deprive readers and advertiser of freedom of choice In the selectlo of a dally newspaper. F.ved W. 'Lazelt of the TJniversit of Iowa School of Journalism, pres ident of the association, wag unab: to attend because of Illness. In presidential message he declare there was great need at the presen time for reporters with background obtained by their own study. $500,000 Building at Hibbing Bumec HIBBING, Minn.,' Dec. 28. (JP)~ Fire today destroyed the Soldiers Memorial building here valued a $500,000, despite efforts of fireme and 250 citizens who fought th blaze in a 33 degree below zer temperature. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. ecretary Wallace today threatened use -all powers of the farm ad- inistration to prevent the evasion f processing taxes by local hog uyera. In a statement, the secretary de- lared that local hog buyers, small rocessora, and other purchasers of ve hogs for commercial slaughter ave been reported to be deducting art or all of the processing tax rom the market price quoted to armers selling hogs. "Country buyers and others, who, n settling with the farmer, make deduction for the processing tax n the bill of Bale, are penalizing farmer and are tending to frus- rate the declared policy of the grlcultural adjustment act," Wai- ace said. Sees No Excuse. "There Is absolutely no excuse or such a practice and farmers hould refuse to sell to any buyer ho makes or proposes to make any uch deductions." Buyers who deduct the tax from he price offered farmers and who then resell the live hogs to another erson or processor take advantage yf the farmer to realize a larger iroflt than Is represented by the usual difference, in price between he local shipping point and the erminal market because country buyers who do not slaxighter hogs are not required to. pay the process- ng tax, he added. Send In Names. The secretary urged that the names of hog purchasers who de duct the amount of the tax from he price they pay to farmers be sent to Dr. A. G. Black, chief of the corn-hog section of the farm adrain- stration. Steps will then be taken to pre- ent such "fraudulent practices,' Wallace said, adding that processors who deduct the tax from bids basec in regular market quotations escape laying any processing tax because he sum they pay the governmenl s offset by the deduction they make in the price paid to the seller Puerto Rico Strikes Over Gasoline Price SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Dec. 28 .P)--Motor driven traffic ceased a noon today throughout the islani In a. general consumers etrik against the' price of gasoline. Totally Disabled For Past 3 Tears Mr. Berry Finds G!y-Cas th Medicine He Should Hav Had Years Before; Rheum a tism, Kidney Troubles Con quered--Now Peels Fine. There seems to be no end to th praise for Gly-Cas throughout Ma son City and vicinity. Hundreds o former sufferers of this communit are now enjoying good and gloriou MR. C. M. BERRY health and do not hesitate to glv the new Gly-Cas full credit for the! comjlete recovery. Read what M C. M.'Berry, 1524 N. Jefferson Ave Mason City, well known and re spected local gentleman who has lived here the past 25 years, sal recently In a statement reachin Michael Drug- Co., 5 So. Federa Ave.: "I wonder if all sufferers here i Mason City realize how fortunat they are In being able to get a med iclne like Gly-Cas," he said. "Rheu matism had caused me such miser for the past 20 years, was badl constipated too and had awful kic ney and bladder disorder. I had bee totally disabled the past three year and had been unable to even g down town for weeks. Those pain over my body were almost unbea able at times, my kidneys caused m to get up many times at night an a good night's sleep was impossibl I tried everything, even went to sanitarium but got no better unt I finally began Gly-Cas. But now can truthfully say I am feeling fin Improved in every way. I have jus finished by second box of this ne remedy and came down town myse for more. Freed of those rheumat: pains, bowels regulated, appetite n stored, sleep fine. Friends even n mark an to how much better I ai and they have noticed the wonde ful Improvement In my conditlo Gly-Cas was t, medicine that wa, able to do what all others failed t accomplish -- in giving- me rn health. If anyone wishes a persona confirmation call at my home o phone No. 297S-J." Gly-Cas is sold by the Mtcha Drug Co., 5 South Federal Ave., Ma son City, Jowa. 24-30 Second Street N. E. January of Wearing Apparel - ' . 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