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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTB Farm Bureau, Started as Part -of Alfalfa Campaign, Now Touches Wide Ramification of Land Activities ! Farm' Bureau in Cerro Gord Â·Â·Â· county was organized- in 19H Immediately following an alfalfi campaign, as an agricultural ex tension, organization, when ther Were only a few counties organizet inithe state. Since, then, the organ .Jzatlon has grown from the county Â·organization, to where the counties were federated into the Iowa Farm Bureau federation, for the purpose ,ot closer co-operation between counties and handling of state prob- . Jems. Then from the state to the Americatlon Federation; with federation of the states in the work. The question often times is asked "By MARION B. OLSON, County Acent.- '/What can the organization do for the individual farmer?" This can be answered largely by what has been accomplished as to what H can do if the services are used. For the man who does not take advantage of the services, he does nol receive as much help as the man who uses the organization regularly. Nevertheless, all of the work that has been done in" the state federation regarding legislation and state wide programs in marketing, freight rate reduction etc. has benefited every farmer in the county. The Farm Bureau has played a part in the development of the income tax to its present state which it no doubt will be enact'ed into a law. A report from the legislative committee states that a replacement of the state levy'by an jncome tax would relieve real estate of $124,869 in Cerro Gordo county, or 8 per cent. This, of course, would apply to all real estate. This sum of money is equivalent to 18 per cent ot the county's district school tax which was $746,323, 77 per cent of its county road tax, which was 5174,880, 35 per cent of its city tax, which was Â§383,- 393 and 171 per cent of its general county tax which was 578,948. : ;' Saved Farm Taxes. On taxation hearings the Iowa Farm Bureau federation has appeared before the executive council during- the past years in co-operation with county officials and saved Cerro Gordo county 15.61 a farm. The Farm Bureau has appeared before the interstate commerce commission procuring- a reduction in freight rates of one and one-half million dollars for the state and consistently fought increases in freight rates. The American Farm,Bureau.fed- eration has worked on the national program. As an illustration, la the fight made for the tariff on butter, which has netted considerable to every farmer. Even tho butter is low in price, it would be still lower Without a tariff. The county organization is the organization thru whom every farmer in the county has direct contact and thru which a large amount lC.pf; the work is being done and thru "its co-operation from the township, .to the county, state and national organizations, it makes possible all of the above accomplishments which are only a few. The following are a few of the projects which have been carried oh and some of the results for the past years. j 1. Farm Bureau Exchange, A monthly publication is issued by the Cerro Gordo county Farm Bureau, Which gives the news of the organization, announcements of programs and timely information. Each member is allowed to use the exchange for advertising things which he" has for sale or which he wishes to buy. Â· 2. Marketing. . All of the livestock shipping associations in the county have been organized thru the Farm Bureau. The district setup is developed thru the Farm Bu- Â· reau co-operating In this section of the state with the livestock shipping associations. They have made a study of markets and grades and how to handle hogs properly so as to get the' hogs to the packer so that he will have a hog that ha can kill out satisfactorily and with the least shrink. The merchandising of hogs is being studied at the preseut time. The bureau is also trying to get more information upon how to feed hogs and handle them so as to be able to get more for the hogs. The shipping associations at first were merely loading associations, now they are marketing associations. The associations have made it possible to procure for the farmers more nearly what the stock is Â· worth. It has also made possible the shipping of cattle and veal calves. When a man has a few head, he can ship them in this way with the same advantage as the man who has a carload. ' , The Farm Bureau has co-operated . With all co-operative associations in the county in the development of co-operative marketing, business, in oil, grain and dairy products and at the present time is making a study of how to improve the quality of poultry products and improve the marketing of this commodity. .3. Swine Disease. The Farm Bureau took the lead in conducting demonstrations in swine sanitation, how to control parasites and barn yard Infection. Six years ago a large number of farmers were having trouble with hogs and had almost given up trying to raise hogs. They . had tried all kinds of remedies. . However, at that time, two demonstrations were held on swine sanitation. The next year, 12 demonstrations were held and the following year, 40 demonstrations were held and meetings held at all of these points. Since then the clean ground methods of raising, hogs has been established 'and has saved thousands of dollars to the farmers of the county. It has helped control necro, infection, mange and worms in hogs. In addition to this, vaccination schools have been held in the county where over 200 men have permits to vaccinate their own hogs if they so desire. Â·- 4. Corn Varieties Developed. In co-operation with the Mason City Brick and Tile company of Mason City, a corn yield contest has 'been conducted for eight years. L. C. Burnett, in charge of the corn breeding Â· work at Iowa State college, has made the statement that there was a marked difference in the quality of corn produced in the county, which he attributed directly to the corn yield work In which several hundreds of varieties of corn have been tested during the past years on individual farms-and thru variety tests. This year, there were 16 varieties from Cerro Gordo county entered in the state corn yield contest. On the top one third, 10 of these varieties were from Cerro Gordo county, which was-the average of the corn as developed thru the demonstration and variety tests conducted .in the county, 5. Soil Testing and Limestone. One of the major problems in Cerro Sordo county was that of procuring a stand of clover and increasing rotations with clover in the rotation. Farmers were having difficulty in getting stands of clover and it was impossible on some soils to get a stand of either alfalfa or sweet clover. Thousands of samples of soil have been tested and recommendations made for the application of limestone. Four trainloads of limestone have been shipped .and many carloads have been shipped to various points along the railroads. Also a large amount has been dis- :r!buted from the American. Beet Sugar company and from local quarries, since the liming program was started. As a result farmers who had difficulty in getting stands, have been able to get them in d thru the use of clover In the ro- :ation, they have built up their "arms, growing fewer acres of corn, but are obtaining better yields. 6. Fertilizers, When the Farm Bureau was first organized, no fer- :ilizer was used in the county. Since then, experiments have shown that certain types of fertilizers have lelped in procuring better stands of :lbver and have improved the qua- ity of the corn. The first fertilizer work' was conducted thru demonstrations in co- iperation with the state extension ervice. This has developed to the oint where several carloads are be- ng used annually. The Farm Bureau s making- a study of the economical se of fertilizers and make recommendations based on results show- ng that in a permanent system of arming, the use of super-phosphate, vhich. is te lowest cost fertilizer when used in the . rotation ' with lover, is the most economical. For alkali soil, they have found that the use of potash will take a piece of al- cali from Â» state of no yield, to a normal yield of good sound corn and that under certain conditions, such as thin sandy soil, that some complete fertilizer may be advisable to use temporarily until a stand if clover Is procured. During this ime, we have had over 50 tests vith the use of fertilizer, trying to fletermine the fertilizer, that is the most economical. 7. Poultry. The poultry culling was itarted 10 years ago, thru the i'arm Bureau. This practice, which a its early period was mainly 3 emonstration, is now to. the poinp where all of the farmers have been given an opportunity to learn how to -ull their own poultry. Demonstra- ions have been held In every part 3f the county. It is now an accepted )ract!ce, while in the first years, t was ridiculed by a large number f persons. 8. Boys' and Girls' club work. The 4-H Club work has grown to the point where last year there were-422 boys and girls enrolled In Cerro Gordo county. Thru the past years, there have been 700 boys and girls who have taken part in club work, who have made a study of some home problem or of livestock feeding end management, until to- lay, we have many former club joys who are operating their own farms and handling their own herds of livestock efficiently. The boys and girls have made profits and ire working together in groups. We have, at the present time, 16 organized girls' clubs and seven organized boys' clubs, with adult "eaders In charge. 9. Home Project Worlc. The women have been studying clothing, nutrition and home furnishings in ;heir work. A great deal of emphasis has always been 'placed on nutrition in livestock feeding. However, it has been only recently that women have been studying the feert- ng of their families. Thru organ- zed -groups in every Â· township in the county the women have been studying how to make home life more pleasant, how to handle their work more efficiently and exchanging ideas. They have studied the management of the home and have saved a. large amount of money thru various short cuts and methods that have been taught thru the project. 10. Cow Testing Associations. The cow testing- associations have been operating in the county, in which 200 farmers have at some time tested their cows for butterfat and made a study of feeding and management, until today, in dairy sales, the question is always asked whether or not they have testing association records. It is an accepted fact that men buying cows have found that cows with association records are more dependable and they know more nearly what they are doing. It is a gaugo of the true value of a cow as a producer. When associations were first or- janized they were ridiculed but now testing has become an accepted practice among dairymen. 11. Weed Eradication. The rap- d spread of noxious weeds in the county, especially Canadian thistle, quack grass and sow thistle, made us realize that a definite program must be adopted. Four years ago sodium chlorate had been used in some sections and 'as a result the Farm-Bureau purchased 100 pounds to use as a demonstration. This was done to determine whether or not it was successful in killing weds. After a study of results for two.years, it was recommended and the following year approximately 4,000 pounds was used in the county. The next year, nearly three carloads of sodium chlorate were used successfully. .Other demonstrations -in controlling thistles were used, for instance the use of alfalfa in eradicating Canadian thistle and at the. present time a plan is being worked, out using soy beans- as a method of control of quack grass. 12. Cream Scoring. To Improve quality is essential in producing- good butter. In cream scoring we have co-operated with local,creameries and extension service In scoring- the cream, checking on quality and suggesting how to improve it. Thril scoring the quality of b(**Â«ter has been improved In the creameries. 1.3. Alfalfa. Tests are being conducted In the county at the present time to determine the hardiness of different varieties and the use of varieties of alfalfa, the origin of the seed and what kind of seed to recommend for this section. This test of 17 varieties is not completed but some definite information is being procured. Already it has been determined that for a long pull the northern grown alfalfa v^rie- ties are better adapted for this'sec- tion. The alfalfa acreage has increased. Fifteen' years ago the Farm Bureau was organlzed-in this county following an alfalfa campaign. At that time the majority of the persons in the county stated that alfalfa could not be grown in this section. Now, it is an accepted practice and they have learned how to grow it. 14. Farm Management. A study of farm business is being conducted in co-operation with 35 farmers who are making a careful study of their own business so as to get the facts. This work is being done and the results of each will be carefully analyzed to study methods of pro- iuction and how the more success- :ul men are handling their farms as a business proposition.- 15. Livestock Feeding. Demonstrations have been conducted on swine sanitation, poultry feeding and management, dairy feeding and management and cow test associations. Thru all of these, considerable emphasis has been placed on the .utilization of home grown feeds and the proper selection of Drood sows, poultry and dairy cattle for the improvement of the flock and .the herd. The lowest cost is the'slogan of the livestock feeding program of the Farm Bureau. Low coat and an efficient protein supplement that will make the most dollars.' Â· 16. Township and . Community tee(.!ngs. Sixteen townships are holding regular 'monthly or community meetings,' Thru those rneet- ngs all of the projects listed are being presented. Local business is discussed, programs developed and local problems are brot to the atteri- ;ion of the people and anything of nterest to the community is brot up. These meetings are presided over by the director of the township on the county board of directors. The county board of directors direct the business of the organization thru committees Which are se- ected for each of the major lines of work and for the organization. The following is a list of the committees which have been appointed for this year: , Executive committee: F. W. Stover, president; Earl M. Dean, vice president; Andrew N. Olson, secretary; H. J. Brown, treasurer; J. L. Curran, R. G. Schumacher and John Heinselman. Girls 4-H club committee: Mrs. E. E. Studyvin, chairman; Mrs. Elmer Nelson, Mra. Leland Jacobson, Mrs. Will Bruns and Mrs. Edward O'Donnell. Membership and organization: Andrew N. Olson, chairman; Ray Hemming, Mrs. V. M. Wallis, Shirley Stanfield, Roy H. Kiser, L. A. Cook and Mrs. Dan Coyle. Taxation committee: George M. Netzer, chairman, D. Gibson and Charles Ransom. Legislation committee: C. W. Files, chairman; T. E. Wagner, R. A. Holman, R. G. Schumacher and S. L. Sanderson. Auditing committee: Dan Edgington, chairman; Alphons Carstens and Vern Hennis. Insurance committee: V. M. Wallis, chairman; H. J. Brown, Royal Neeley jind John Barragy. Boys 4-H club committee: J. M. Stevenson, chairman; Roy West- eott, Earl Dean, James Rooney and Gregory Llndon, Jr. Road committee: Sam Hall, chairman, Tom Hanson and Paul Matzen. Budget committee: H. J. Brown, chairman; Hugh Smith and J. L. Curran. Marketing committee: R. M. Hall, chairman; William McArthur, R. A. Holman and J. L. Stevens. The Farm Bureau program has often been criticized because of it- creasing production. The Farm Bureau program is an efficiently production program. It has not urged more pigs a farm, but more pigs a sow. lowering the cost of production. They have recommended efficient feeding and management so as to lower cost. In the soils and crops program including small grain and corn improvement, it has been a program of few acres by rotating crops and increasing legumes and producing the same number of bushels a farm from less acres and at the same time maintaining the fertility of the soil. In this way conserving capital stock, which is the soil. The efficiency of any farm is dependant upon the production of high yields an acre, which Is based upon proper varieties, freedom of disease and taking as much of the game as possible out of production. Good soil and -proper management help in the off years thru excessive drought or excessive moisture. Helps take the gamble out by maturing the grain. Controlling of disease of livestock Is for the eliminating of losses by disease and parasites, which must be charged as cost and the proper feeding of a balanced ration to produce the livestock more efficiently. Not more for the county as a whole, but greater efficiency a PICKFORD JOINS PIONEER GROUP Globe-Gazette Farm Editor Becomes Member of Iowa Lawmakers. Arthur Pickford, farm page editor, unwittingly and unintentionally joined the Pioneer Lawmakers of Iowa this year and all he did was to keep going for 20 years after he became a member of the thirty-fourth general assembly in 1911. The association mustered 65 former members and-state officers, including such well known men as Gov. George Clarke, C -v. B. F. Carroll, Senators A. V. Proudfoot, L. E. Frances and Joe Allen, Emory H. English, Judge Henderson and others. They were the guests of the state at a luncheon. and on invitation they were given seats of honor at a joint session of the legislature on Wednesday afternoon. There were some members present who had served in the twenty- third and twenty-fourth sessions of the general assembly. Gov. Don Turner welcomed the pioneers to the city and Representative George M. Hopkins and Senator L. H. Doran formally welcomed them to the assembly to which Irving B. Richman.and Leslie Francis replied. The meeting of the association was held in the Portrait gallery of the Memorial and Art building!While in Des Moines Mr. Pickford made arrangements with Wallace's Farmer to furnish them with a short serial which will be of hv terest to Cerro Gordo and North Iowa farmers. MACN1DER TO ATTEND DINNER Will Also Be P r e s e n t at Legion Gathering at * Des Moines. Col. Hanford MacNider is expected to arrive in Mason City Saturday to be present at tho annual dinner of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company employes to be held at the Hotel Hanford Saturday evening: at 6:30 o'clock. The colonel also is coming to Iowa to attend the annual commanders and adjutants meeting to be held in Des Moines Monday. Entertainment for the banquet will be provided by the Rusty Hinge auartet just before its departure for Des Moines for a program from WHO between 11 and 12 o'clock. Sunday the quartet will 'sing- at the veterans' hospital in Knoxville and Monday it will be back in Dea Moines for appearances at the state Legion and auxiliary banquets and for a 15 minute broadcast from WHO between 4:45 and 5 o'clock p. m. Captain Battin, Iowa Civil War Vet, Is Dead BLOOMFIELD, Feb. 19. (fl) Capt Newton Battin, 92, member of the Third Iowa Volunteer cavalry during the Civil war, Is dead at his home here. During the World war he was president of the Davis county Council of Defense and organized a Red Cross chapter here. Seven children survive. Blood Transfusion Is Planned for Johnson, Former League Chief ST. LOTJIS, Feb. 19. (/Pi--Arrangements for a blood transfusion for Ban Johnson, former president of the American league, were made today as his condition became increasingly serious. The veteran baseball leader's condition was described by his physician, Dr. Robert F. Hyland, as "very serious." He was unable to recognize friends who visited him last night. Postpone Social. CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 19.--The box social of Union No. 4 school has been postponed from Friday to Tuesday night, according- to the teacher, Miss Eleanor Kernan. Mrs. JVIayme' Moore, owner of the Peter Pan shop, will leave Friday for Chicago to buy merchandise for the spring opening which will be held Feb. 25 and 26. ^Clear Lake-'Globe*Gazette HELEN HENBRICKS News Editor Residence Phone S10W OFFICE PHONE No. 239 LEE DEVVIGGINS Circulation and Advertising- Kcaidence Phone 67 Local W. G. T. U. Adopts Legislative Resolutions Frances Willard Memorial Tea Is Held at Mrs. C. A. Knutson's Home. CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 19.--A total of 58 was added to the Frances Willard memorial fund used to establish new Women's Christian Temperance unions thru the silver tea held Wednesday at the home of Mrs. C. A. Knutaon. About 45 participated in the affair. Devotions, which were led by Mrs. Gertrude Brlce, were dealt with In an unusual manner. The good American woman was compared to an incident taken from the scriptures. The organization adopted three resolutions which have to do with current problems in government. Favor Optional Training. The secretary was ordered Ao send a resolution to the. state legislature at Des Moines favoring optional military training In the state schools at Iowa City and Ames, Word will also be sent to the United States congressmen indorsing the house record 9986 which protects the motion picture industry against unfair trade practices and monopoly; to provide for the manufacture of wholesome motion pictures both silent and talking at the sources of production. They reindorsed the world court protocol with a commendation to the United States senator and signed the petition. The Sparks- Capper bill which is before congress was also Indorsed by the organization. This provides that the 7,500,000 unnaturallzed aliens of the country be not counted as citizens. As the condition now exists the aliens greatly affect the number of representatives in congress In many states, especially Iowa, according to Mrs. C. A. r Knutson who gave a review of these bills. Program Well Planned. The remainder of the program was carried out as planned. Mrs. J. C. Davenport, Mrs. L. S. Dorchester, Mrs. E. E. Chappell and Mrs. D. H. Culver each gave talks'. Mrs. A. C. Runcie and Mrs. D. E. Kenyon sang- a duet and Mrs. C. A. Pease sang a solo. Tea was served with Mrs. W. B. Milne and Mrs. J. R. Tumbleaon presiding at the table. Two white tapers formed the anchorage for a white satin ribbon which'bore the W. C. T. TJ. slogan "For God at Home and Every Land." A floral centerpiece of carnations, baby breath, and smilax also graced the table. BELMONDWINS DECLAM MEETS Clear Lake Contestants Get Four Firsts, Three at Home Meet CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 19.--Altho Clear Lake high school contestants were awarded three firsts at the quadrangular meet held at the high school Wedneaday night, Belmond lodged at the top of the Hat in the four sided meet. Mrs. R. E. McFarlane was the dramatic coach for this group at Belmond. Delores Anderson with "Beauty Is Skin Deep," Marvin Winnie with "The Constitution" and Ciotilde Phllllppe with "If I Were King," were given first places by the local critic Judge, Mrs. Rob Cemey, Northwood. In the oratorical division Paul Higdon with "The Unknown Soldier" of Britt took second. Lois Tlasford, Belmond, with "The Man Nobody Knows" received third and Densel Tompklns, Garner, with "The Masterful Mind," took fourth. "The Death Disc" by Ruth Hale, Britt, took second in dramatic. Miriam Love of Garner with "The Benefits of God,'", and Kathryn Blake, Belmond, with "The Lilac Lady" took third and fourth. Alice Duffus with "Maw at the Basketball Game" took second in humorous and Jessie Elder with "Maw at the Races" and John Engstler with "A Baseball Story" took third and fourth. , Givens Gets First. Morris Givens, Clear Lake oratorical contestant, who spoke at Garner was given first place with the selection, "Our Overflowing Melting Pot." Frances Putnam and Dorothy Dolley also spoke at Garner. Belmond received first places in dramatic with "The Show Must Go On," and humorous with "Sister In the Medicine Closet" at the Belmond presentation. Bernard Floy, Clear Lake, placed fourth in oratorical; Britt, first; Feme Brooks. Clear Lake, third in dramatic, and Dorothy Clock, Clear Lake, fourth in humorousi The affair at Britt netted Belmond three mora Â· firsts. Lola Bergheaer, oratorical; Mary Blake, dramatic, and Miriam Simmons, humorous. Dorothy Drew, local dramatic contestant, placed second with "Phantom Aeroplane." Stanley Wick and Dorothy DeBruyn received third and fourth places In dramatic and humorous. Belmond scored hlffh in the meets with 24 points, Britt second with 28, Clear Lake third with 31 and Garner, fourth with 37. The Belmond entrants will enter the northeastern Iowa nuadrangular meet to compete for the cup. CLEAR LAKE CALENDAR Friday--Clear Lake vs. Forest City high school basketball at the Community building. ' Lake township Farm ' Bureau meets at Charles SchmoJl home for all day meeting. Christian Workers meet at home of Mrs. Arleigh Eddy. Rebekah Social circle meets iat the I. O. O. F. hall. Mrs. Chris Estergard chairmans the supper committee. CLEAR LAKE BRIEFS Economy often proves to be extravagance. Get the best in dry cleaning at Ne'al--The Cleaners. Mr. and Mrs. Robert O'Dea, Des Moines, have visited friends in Clear Lake this week during their stay at the home of Mrs. O'Dea's aunt in Mason City. They made plans to return to Clear Lake March 15 for the summer months. Mr. O'Dea will again be the golf professional at the Clear Lake Country club. Lyons Laundry Service available thru your local cleaner. Neal The Cleaner. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Rich plan to leave Friday morning for Clinton, 111., where they will visit at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Dale Kretzlnger. Mr. and Mrs. Ted McDaniels and son, Teddy, Gary, Ind., will also spend the week-end in Clinton. Mrs. McDaniels was formerly June Rich. $7.95 dress sale this week. Peter Pan Shop. Mrs. Clyde Arracntrout has returned to Clear Lake to spend the summer months. She was called home from her pleasure trip to Florida several weeks ago by the death of her mother in Des Moines. $1.95 sale on spring hats. Peter Pan Shop. H. A. Lord visited at tho home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lord, and with his son, Bert, at Omaha, Nebr., this week. Mrs. W. H. Bailey is spending- the week in Pierre, S. Dak., visiting with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wheeler, Laurens, returned to their home Wednesday after making a visit at the home of their daughter, Mra. A. A. Joslyn. The occasion of their visit was the second birthday of Tommy Joslyn which was celebrated Sunday. Ralph Ott Is spending the week with his wife in Des Moines. She is confined in the general hospital there. Amber Brown Leads Class in Typing CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 19.--The beginning typing classes have been stressing accuracy in test work this semester and the results have been very satisfactory, according to Miss Hazel Muldown, the instructor. In the 15 minute test of last week the first hour class made an average of 33 words and 6 errors, while the fourth hour class made 33 words and 5 errors. The beginning classes ,Â· have two cha'rts which create a great deal of interest among the students--one of which records all students who have written 15 minutes with five or less errors, and up to the present time there are only five students who have not succeeded in having their names on this chart. Thel-c are six who have written accurately for 15 minutes, which is exceptionally good for beginning students. The other chart .records the names of those who have written accurately for 10 minutes and this chart, which was just started this semester, has 11 names on it. Amber Brown has written at the highest rate of speed, having written for 15 minutes at the rate of 51 words a minute with only 4 errors. PARK THEATER * Clear Luke , M\ Â· Thursday -- Friday GEORGE BANCROFT in his mighty smash hit "SCANDAL SHEET" NO MORE RHEUMATISM "For over n. year I felt the a w f u l ogony of r h e u m a t i s m In my legs n n d arms", Â·writes Mr. Phillip Grcen- bilum, 132 Lincoln street, Wllken-Barre, Pa. "Within seven weeks n f t e r I began takJnfi- Konjola, L wns a d i f f e r e n t man. The f r i g h t f u l m l n e r y of rheunrmtlum hart been entirely banished. I Eainerl eight pounds In weight". Huxtable Drug- Co. lin Sonth Ffclemt Ave. MnÂ«on City, Iowa SHIPPERS HOLD ANNUAL SESSION Re-Elect Welker and Rawson Officers of Board; Judge Kepler Talks. CLEAR LAKE, Feb. Â»19.--Stock- holders and families of the Clear Lake Livestock Shipping association who attended the annual meeting of the organization at the Methodist church Tuesday numbered 700 persons. The election of officers re- stilted in the re-election of Harry E. Welker, president, and.A. J. Rawson, secretary. The board of directors for the ensuing year are Harry B. Welker, Eli Mack, Ray Baker and A. J. Rawson. , The interest of the meeting centered around E. B. Stillman's talk. He gave a resume of the closing of the organization's books with the resignation of C. C. Watjs, manager. After the talk, stockholders discussed with Attorney Stillman reasons for the past shortage in the organization. The annual report of the organization from, March 1 to Dec. 31, 1930, during the man- agership of Ray Robbing, was read by the secretary, A. J. Rawson and approved by the group. Judge M. H. Kepler of Northwood, gave the main address. He talked on a variety of topics, touching the financial conditions of the country at the present time and agencies in the government which could be abolished. Marion Olson, county agent, gave a short talk concerning co-operative marketing. W. W. Connelly led the community singing. Lions Club Members Head Declam Winners CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 19.--Students of the high school gave readings before the members of the Lions club Wednesday noon. Miss Fern Brooks, who placed first in the county meet in dramatics, spoke her selection, "Ashes of Roses." Delores Anderson, who placed first in the humorous section in the homo meet, gave her selection "Beauty is Skin Deep." F. E. Sheehy had G. W. Bartmess, Mason City, as his guest. George O'Neill, Cu'rleton street, is confined to his home with pleurisy. Wins Honors inWa-Tan-Ye Bridge Party F. L. Knutson Receives High Score; Prizes Awarded to 24 Others. CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 19.--Nearly 100 persons attended the Wa-Tan-Ye benefit bridge held Wednesday night at the Library clubrooms. The affair was the first of a series which will be held to raise funds to entertain the state aggregation of Wu- Tan-Ye which arrive in Clear Lako in May. Mrs. Edith Naylor, Mrs. Mary Bowman and Miss Phoebe Rogers acted as hostesses. Mrs. Lillian Overton and Miss Belle Carver served punch and candy. Twenty-four table prizes for high score were awarded. P. L. Knutson was high. Others who received prizes follow in the order of their scores: Mrs. O. T. Hansen, Mrs. C C. Palmeter, Mrs. W. A. Drew, Miss Ida Clack, Mrs. L. S. Sullivan, Mrs. L. J. Folsom, Miss Hansen, W. VV. Choate, C. F. Crane, Miss Margaret Bourne, Miss Isabella Ellis, Mrs. R. N. Rinard, Mrs. Ira Jones, Winton Grimshaw, Miss Grace Anderson. Mrs. Oscar Peterson, Miss Greta Blackmore, Mrs. Arthur Willey, Mrs. J. A. Halvorson, Miss Lyle Stunkard, Miss Ann Whyte, Dr. Jane Wright and Mrs. L. S. Dorchester. Â· Among the out of town guests were'Miss Isabelle Ellis, Miss Mildred Mauck, Miss Ann Whyte, Miss Maglona Morris, Miss Bertha GouM, Miss Mable Sherwood, Mrs. George Bourne, Misses Ruth and Margaret Bourne, Mason City; and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Willey. Hold Farewell Dance for C. Bolin Family CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 19.--A number of neighbors and friends attended a dance at the Clark Bolin home Tuesday evening as a 'farewell courtesy to the Bolin family, which is moving to the farm now occupied by the Ed Latch family. George Katz and sons_ furnished music for dancing. At midnight a picnic lunch was served. . World Prayer Day to Be Observed at Lake CLEAR LAKE, Feb. 19.--Members of all missionary societies of the city will observe the world day of prayer Friday at 2:30 o'clock at ' the Methodist church parlors. Each society will present an urgent need it; their missionary field. HEW SEE THESE NEW SHOE STYLES A'l the new trim for spring foot wear adorns these new fash ionable shoos. Dependable Quality MEN! HERE'S A VALUE!! 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