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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, February 23, 1931
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10 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 23 1931 DRY DEMOCRATS MEAN BUSINESS Plan to Squelch Wet Plank When Committee Meets March 5. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. (£ Whatever intentions Chairman Ras kob may or may not have in regard to lining up the democratih na tlonal committee on the west sidt of the prohibition fence, dry mem bers of the group are set for an a.g gressive try at squelching any such plan. ' The committee will meet hero March 5, at the chairman's call. Future policies, he announced Will form a topic for discussion Rumors have been current a resolution is being formed to push this steering group of the party off the prohibition fence. The rumors have not been denied. Housed to Fever. Some of the dry democrats have teen roused to a fever heat of act- tivity. Yesterday Senator Morrison, North Carolina, asserted his group had sufficient votes to defeat any wet resolution. Other democratic leaders in congress are trying to head off the issue by having' the rumored resolution shelved now. Senator George, Georgia, has Joined this group, asserting the committee has no right to form party policies, a function he holds belongs to the national convention. This view has been communicated to the chairman. Concerned on Tariff. While prohibiton engrossed most of the agitated democrats, one, Representative Hull of Tennessee, came forward yesterday with an expression of concern that an undercover effort was impending to give the party committee a high tariff program. The impending meeting, already drawing interest away from the closing days of congress, has brot out a crap of presidential candi- .dates. Most of those being boomed are far from dry. Governor Roosevelt of New York remains the most discussed possibility here, but the names of Governor Ritchie, Maryland, and Senator-Elect James Hamilton Lewis of Illinois, are among those' being advanced by friends. DESERTS HOLLYWOOD Fable: Once there was a large fat husband who got sick and didn't make any pathetic remarks about dying.--Cedar Rapids Gazette. QUICK RELIEF FOR 10'A PACKACSE MONEY BACK IF THEY FWi. COUCH LOZENGES Even Hollywood fame couldn't hold Edna Best when she became lonesome for her husband, In London. When shooting was about to begin on Gilbert's latest picture Miss Best, the leading woman, was missing. Hours after she telegraphed, saying she was on her way back to England. Leila Hyams has been selected to replace her. Nashua Girl Makes Straight A Record GRINNELL, Feb. 23.--Four Grinnell college women achieve?! straight A records for the first semester of the 1930-31 academic year. They are Miss Helen Kingery of Ot- umwa; Miss Jane Moore, Cedar lapids; Miss Frances Louise Peck of Grinnell, and Miss Mary Kout of Nashua. Twelve other women had 10 hours or more of A to their credit. Church Musicians to Be in Garner Contest GARNER, Feb. 23.--The sub-dis- rict contest of Methodist choirs, so- oists, quartets and orchestras will e held here in the Methodist church omorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock. Division A is composed of Clear ake, Garner and Britt musicians 'ho will compete for honors. Divi- ibn B consists of Klemme, Thornon and Swaledale which will also ompete but will use different rnu- ; Other contests in the Algona dis- rict have been held at Plover and Fe'nton. Later-a contest will be held at Burt, Belmond and Forest City. SELLING OUT */2 ENTIRE STOCK ACT NOW Another a Big Cut in jirlce from our former SALE PRICE Men's Wool Suits The very latest of high quality suits at a price that is cut way below cost. Other suits of $35 and $10 value that have been selling during the sale at §17.98, further cut t 1 O QQ Men's Wool Overcoats The Entire Stock Cut MASON CITY, IOWA NUMBER OF CROP FAILURES SHOW DROP IN FAYETTE Census Report Shows Large Farms More Numerous Than Formerly. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.--A big decrease in the total of crop failures is shown for Fayette county, :owa, from 1925 to 1930, according :o a statement issued by the dlrec- :or of the census. In 1925 the acreage on which crop failures were reported was 1,253 as compared with 845 in 1930. In 1930 the crop land in Fayette totaled 273,116 acres and in 1925 26o,244 acres. The amount harvested n 1930 was 267,464 acres and in .925 262,787 acres. Idle farms in 1925 totaled i;204 acres and in 1930 4,807 acres. . From 1920 to 1930 there has been ittle change in the number of 'arms, the 1930 total Deing 3,038. The average of all land in farms was 443,147 acres in 1930 with 145.9 being the average acres on each farm. Value Is $95 an Acre. Value of land and buildings in 1920 was 575,816,378, in 1925 it was 553,582,821 and in 1930 542,486,469. Land values in 1920 were $61,669,262 and in 1930 527,352,838. Build- ngs in this same period increased 'rom 514,147,116 in 1920 to $15,133,631 in 1'930. In 1930 the value of mplements and machinery, was ?3,382,816. The average value of and and buildings a farm was $13,)85 and the average value an acre 595.87. From 1920 to 1930 there has been ittle change in the form of farm management. In 1930 1,715 farms vere operated by owners, 24 by managers and 1,299 by tenants. The acreage operated by owners was 234,807, by managers was 5,506 nd by tenants xvas 202,834. The value of farms operated by owners was 523,524,290, managers was 5508,323 and by tenants was $18,453,856. Large Farms Increase. There has been an increase in the number of large farms operated in Fayette between 1920 and 1930. In 920 there were 1,355 farms of from Op to 174 acres and in 1930 1,325 of his same classification. Farms from 75 to 259 acres increased from 562 o 585 in this same period, farms f 260 to 499 acres Increased from :15 to 241 and farms of from 500 o 999 acres from » to 16. There vere no farms of 1,000 acres. Fayette figures for stock in 1930 .nd 1920 respectively were: Horses, 2,960 and 17,730; mules, 371 and 377; cattle, 54,016 and 74,156; milk 3ows, 25,489 and 24,858; hogs, 56,924 and 83,514, and chickens 456,056 and 442,912. There has been an increase In the y'ield of crops from 1924 to 1929 al- ho little difference between 1919 and 1929. The yields in 1929 for fayette were corn, harvest for grain 2,766,179 bushels; oats threshed for grain, 2,357,827 bushels: wheat. 40,988 bushels; barley, 175,007 bushels; mixed grains, 64,080 bushels, an ncrease from 1919 when there were 2,848 bushels: hay, 87,006 tons, corn cut for silage, 91,450 tons and potatoes, 95,057 bushels. fowan Possesses Paper With Account of Death of George Washington DAVENPORT, Feb. 23. (UP)--A newspaper with an account o£ the death of George Washington, whose birthday anniversary was yesterday, is possessed by Roscoe McCollum. McCollum's copy is the issue of Jan. 4, 1800, of the Ulster County Gazette, published in Kingston, Ulster county, New York. Samuel Freer's name is given as the editor. The account was printed approximately six months after the death of Washington, who died in July, 1789. The newspaper has heavy black margins to indicate mourning at the death of the nation's first president. Of additional interest in the copy of the Ulster County Gazette in an article which denounces at great length the practice of slavery. Many at Leland Hear Prohibition Debate LELAND, Feb. 23.--The debate on "Resolved, that the eighteenth amendment should be repealed and liquor control left to the several states," was held at the school Friday evening. The auditorium was more than filled. Speakers on the affirmative were V. P. Casperson, Car Moen of Mount Valley and C. M Church, a farmer living west of Leland. On the negative were Ole Krinklaad and Wilford Peterson ol Mount Valley and R. W. Branstac of Leland. Judges O. J. Nelson, L M. Peterson of Leland and Mr Schultz of Mount Valley decided to 1 in favor of the affirmative side The debate was sponsored by T. A Haugen and John Borman was chairman. Students Plan Conference. ST. CLOUD, Minn., Feb. 23. (JFl-- The annual meeting of the North Central region of the Lutheran Students' association* of America wil be held here March 6, 7 and 8. Students from Minnesota, Iowa, and the -Dakotas will attend. "Christ for the Modern Student," is the them of the conference. Will Honor livestock Men. AMES, Feb. 23.--Four Iowa livestock breeders will be initiated into honorary membership of the Iowa state college block and bridle club, nn organization for animal bus faandry students, Tuesday evening. J ACTRESS ATTENDS DOG SHOW Aasaofated Press Photo Leatrlce Joy, screen actress, attended the New York dog 'show and is ahnwn here fondling one of the exhibits. The lucky dog is Painted Lady, n Boston terrier, one of the 3,500 pedigreed dogs collected for America's largest show of its kind. At Mason City's THEATERS Ever' since those days -when eorge Spoor contributed an "S" and Broncho Billy Anderson donated an "A" to bring the Essanay partnership to the motion picture screen, teams, particularly comedy teams, have been an indispensable Dart of motion picture making. Double identities have always drawn a quick and sympathetic response from audiences. Today the film producers are mixing the sexes for axigh scenes rather than love scenes, md new combinations are making :heir bow. Wallace Beery and Marie Dressier are successful in "Min and 3111," and promise to carry on together thru other pictures to come. Paramount present Leon. Errol and ZaSu Pitts, together for the first ime, in "Finn and Hattie," which is now playing at the Palace theater thru Tuesday. --o-- 'Cimnrron" has been adapted faithfully by Howard Kstabrook from Edna Ferber's sensational best selling novel of the same name. The sicture, in production for months, las been acclaimed the most significant development since the screen found its voice. Wesley Rug;les' direction is hailed as one nf ;he outstanding achievements of the Dast decade. He has caught vividly :he colorful characterizations and mighty high spots of the original story. Richard Dix heads the cast of 35 principal players. Among those in the supporting cast are Irene Dunne, Estelle Taylor, Rosco Ates; George Stone, Edna May Oliver and Buster Collier. "Cimarron" will continue at the Cecil theater thru Friday. ·--o-- Those who have wondered about :he lives of professionals engaged in .he business of running concessions :n amusement parks and at the reaches, need only witness "Sinners Holiday," the Warner Brothers and Vitaphone picture which comes to the Strand theater Tuesday to have their curiosity gratified. "Sinners Holiday" accurately depicts these raucous activities and presents a thrilling story, of love and crime among the racketeers. Grant Withers enacts the role of a swaggering youthful and amorous barker, while Ev'alyn Knapp is seen in the feminine lead as his sweetheart and the daughter of Ma Delano, owner of a penny arcade. The great Lucille La Verne plays Ma Delano. In addition to Withers and Miss Knapp, the all-star cast includes James Cag- ney, Joan Blondell, Noel Madison, Otto Hoffman, Warren Hymer, Purnell B. Pratt and Ray Gallagher. --o-"Night Work" is to be seen and hear at the Iowa theater Tuesday and Wednesday, Eddie Quillan is the star in this comedy feature, with Sally Star and Frances Upton featured. The Strand is showing "The Dawn Trail" for the last time Monday night. Buck Jones heads the cast. --o-The all-talking picture "Shooting Straight" is to be presented for the last time 'Monday evening at the Iowa. Drought Records Are Investigated by Reed DBS MOINES, Feb. 23. (ff)--Recent drought periods have caused Charles D. Reed, director of the weather and crop bureau of the Iowa department of agriculture, to delve into the 52 year records of the bureau in search of comparable records. He has found that drought periods of 10 days or more have increased 10 per cent in the last 26 years as compared with the preceding 26 years. The year 1894 had the greatest number of 10 day periods of drought, totaling 123 days. Nine periods in 1910 totaled 129 days. The longest single period was from Nov. 5 to Dec. 8, 1903, a period of 34 days with less than .01 inch of precipitation. Sixth in Increasing Support. DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 23. UP)-With a total membership of 1,807 subscriptions to Child Welfare, Minnesota ranked sixth in the list of states increasing their support to publications of the national congress of parents and teachers, Ethel Bliss Baker, president of the state congress, has reported. MERLE SIMS ORCHESTRA OF ALBERT LEA Will Play for the AMERICAN LEGION OLDTIME DANCE Saturday Night, Feb. 28 AT THE ARMORY Admission Always 25c New ventilating system now in (inanition. STDANB LET YOURSELF GO ON A SINNERS, YIOU9AY with GRANT WITHERS EVALYN KNAPP Shows at 1--2:80--\--5 :SO--7--8:80 and n complete show also nt 9:30 P. M. Take Time Off For Bad Behavior-It Will Do You Good 25c Till 3:80 35c After. Kids lOc LAST TIMES MONDAY The Screen's Greatest Outdoor Star! B U C K J O N E S in n renrin", tijarln,' all talldnjj Western "THE DAWN TRAIL" HOOVER STUDIES VETS' SITUATION President Has Inquiry Made to Learn Extent of Need for Relief. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. 'iffl-- President Hoover, preparatory to vetoing the Veterans Loan bill, is having an inquiry made thruout the country to escertain the degree and number of veterans in distress. At the white horse today, it was said various federal agencies as making queries to ascertain also low effective the legislation would be as a relief maesure. Under the bill the ex-soldier would be able to borrow up to 50 per cent of the face value of his adjusted compensation certificate. The measure is to be vetoed between now and Thursday. Efforts are to be made in congress to override the veto at once. Taking 51,000-as the average value of the certificates, the president was said already to have ascertained there are 210,000 veterans who would be able to borrow $16,000,000 or ?80 apiece, if they had received no advance already on their certificates. In the group having certificates ranging from $250 to 51,000, there are 500,000 veterans who--If they had not previously borrowed^would be able to get 577,500,000 or 5137 each. Hoover Nominates Dows Postmaster WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. UP-President Hoover has sent to the senate the nomination of Clinton E. Myers to be postmaster' at Rart- cliffe, Iowa, succeeding George Sampson, deceased, and Leila N. Horn to be postmaster at South Englvh. Iowa, succeeding W. N. Horn, deceased. He also nominated the following" for reappointment: Judson P. Holden at Delhia; Wesley L. bamerow, Dows; Frank P. Rotton, Essex; William J. Campbell, Jesup; John G. Aanous, Keota; Albert L. Clark, Lanesboro; Karl J. Baessler, Livermore; Ben W. Stearns, Logan; Ava Rigdon, Menlo; Otto Anderson, Ossian; Charlie M. Willard, Persia; Spencer C. Nelson, Tama, and Fred A. Hall, Van Wert. Extinguishing Fires Is Explained at Rock Falls ROCK FALLS, Feb. 23. -- The February meeting of the Farm Bureau was held in the school gymnasium Friday evening. Marion E. Olson, county agent, showed a moving picture illustrating- the burning of farm buildings and the use of tire extinguishers in putting out fires: A discussion on fertilizers followed. Mrs. Cords Is Elected Rudd Class President RUDD, Feb. 23.--Twenty young married persons met at the parson- age and organized a new Sund school class. The following officer^ were elected: President, Mrs. Cords; vice president, Roy Sc er; secretary, Professor Edie; treasurer, Mrs. William Hans; teacherj i Professor Edie; assistant teacher. PALACE THRU TUB. THE LAUGH OF THE YEAR! With LEON ERROL -- ZASU PITTS MITZI GREEN -- JACKIE SEARL A Show For the Whole Family s NOTHING BUT SMILES! LAST TIME MONDAY IOC and 25C IOWA STARTS TUESDAY EDDIE QUILLAN in "NIGHT WORK" With SALLY STARR FRANCES UPTON ALL TALKING lold Dresserware will he given to every lady attending the Iowa Theater Monday matinee or evening Ins on City's Finest Theater MOW PLAYING! A GREAT PICTURE CRASHES THRU Record Breaking Crowds Sat Spellbound . . . Enthralled by Its Mighty Power! Mason City Thrills! Bearing, across t h e screen to smash box- office records--a hold- .over everywhere! Drama greater, mightier than "Birth of a Nation," creating a milestone in motion picture history! DRAMA THAT ROCKS THE WORLD! The Oklahoma Run! Glamour and Splendor! Courage and Valor! Romance and Tragedy Crowded Into Blazing Days of Battle and Nights of Love and Adventure! · A PANORAMA OF DAYS WHEN GIANT FORCES SHOOK AS CIVILIZATION CREATED NEW LANDS OF BRAVERY! With Richard Dix IRENE DUNNE ESTELLE TAYLOR · EDNA FERBER'S COLOSSAL STORY Matinees Start Dally 12:30 Such Shows as This Show Make the Cecil Supreme in Entertainment! ' I

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