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12 NORTH IOWANS TO HEAR CHOIR Concordia Group to Sing at Lake Mills, Forest City, Decorah, Osage. MOORHEAD, Minn., Feb. 23. UP) --Fifteen hundred miles will be covered by the Concordia college choir on a tour of the northwest during the latter part of this month and March. The tour will start Friday. The itinerary, which includes 20 concerts, follows: Feb. 27 at Staples; Feb. 28 at Cloquet; March 1 at Duluth; March 2 at Rice Lake, Wis.; March 3 at Eau Claire, Wis.; March 4 at Mondavi, Wis.; March 5 at West Salem, Wis.; March 6 at Coon Valley, Wis.; March 7 at Cashton, Wis. (two concerts); March 8 at Viroqua, Wis. (two concerts); March 9 at Holmen, Wis.; March 10 at Decorah, Iowa; March 11 at Osage, Iowa (two concerts); March 12 at Lake Mills, Iowa; March 13 at Forest City, Iowa; March 15 at Minneapolis (two concerts). Edgar D. Losey Is Buried at Ackley ACKLEY, Feb. 24.--Funeral services were held Monday for Edgar D. Losey at the home and at the M. E. church by the Rev. B. A. Davis. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. He is survived by his widow, one sister, Mrs. Carrie C. Branch, Sauk Center, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Barrett, Waterloo, and Mrs. Madge Wilson, Downey, Cal,; one son, Ralph of Los Angeles, Cal.; one step-son, Dewitt Johnson Heilman, New Hartford, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Floyd Modlin, Inglewood, Cal., and six grandchildren. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE KING TUT'S SUCCESSOR Miss Kirsten Larsen, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is fondling the Elk hound pup that has just been imported from Norway for President Hoover. It will take tho place of "King Tut," white house Belgian shepherd doe that died recently and is a gift of the Norwegian Elk Hound association of America. Many Attend Short Courses at College AMES, Feb. 24.--A total of 5,569 people have attended 16 short courses held at Iowa State college since July 1930, according to Prof. R.. M. Vifquain, chairman of the winter short course committee. These figures are for official short courses and do not include many groups visiting the campus. Final and accurate check on the Farm and Home week registration Feb. 2 to 7, reveals that 3,642 men and women registered, passing the 1930 mark by pra finally 1 000 This places the 1930-31 short course attendance to date well ahead of the attendance at the same meetings the previous year. Fifteen more short courses are on the schedule for this year which closes June 30. The second largest ,,group to date was the boys' short course" for which 470 registered. The garden short course attracted 310. CHARLES CITY NEWS Americanism: Telling the farmers they are poor because they produce too much; spending the farmer's tax money to reclaim, more Jand to increase production.--Davenport Times. $318,000 Refund to Floyd Is Placed on Calendar of House CHARLES CITY, Feb. 24.--Rep resentative Roy Sours oC Floy, county notified C. S. Moore, countj auditor, that the house voted ti place on the calendar the bill to al low $318,000 refund .to Floyd countj for amount paid for highway pav ing. Some time ago the committee voted not to present the bill to the house but yesterday's move rescind ed that action. Before the preseii highway law went into effect Floyd county and a number of other counties voted bonds for paving whicb were to be paid partly by the lane owners and the remainder by the county. The property owners were later reimbursed by the highwaj commission but the county was not. Senator Lafe Hill of Nora Springs introduced the bill in the senate. Porter Is Released by Charles City Officers CHARLES CITY, Feb. 24.--Keith Porter who was brot from Grinnei Friday night was released by officers after paying $20 and costs. The ?20 was paid back to the Y. M. C. A. to refund the ?20 Keith took when the clerk at the "Y" accidentally handed it to him with his change as he was paying his account. Mr. Porter was employed by the Oliver Equipment company until they cut down the force. Fight Fat In Your Doctor's He Knows What's Right IrhyiieJans tltc xrorid over now employ fa new method of treating obesity. It is fcascd on modern science, and aims to correct the cause. No starvation, no cver-exerase, no harmful drags. The reason is this: Medical research las found a great cause of obesity in a weakened'thyroid g^and. That eland largely controls imtiirion. Its secretion [bejps turn food into el and energy. TVhen that secretion is scanty too much food tarns to fat. __ So phyamns now feed the factor-that Â»s lacking. That is one great reason why frnrrres fat is so much less common than it used to be. Used in Marmola iMarmola prescription tablets supply [this needed factor in ideal combination. iA world-famous medical laboratory prc- ipares^tbem to fit the average case. A [book in each box gives the formula com-- [plete and explains the resnlts. The pur- rpose is to supply this new method, at a unodest price, to all who are over-fit. Marmola has been used for24 years-- snflKons of boxes of it. Users have toU Â·others the results, and the use has spread. It has for two decades held top place in tbisEcld. Now you see the results wherever yoa Soot Your own friena's can tell you of them. Excess fat has been disappearing |2t a rapid rate in late years. Avoid tfae Fraud iDuring afl til's tfme, many false treat, meats have been offered for obesity. ISomc were harmful, some absurd. One by one they have dropped out as nsets found them false. Bat others have coma nnder new names. _ Bat Marmola has stood the test of time, because it offers the right way to reduce. The use has grown and grown at users proved it otrc. let these facts gnae you. Don't be misled. You cannot grow slender without barm and mach effort, Bhlcss yoa correct the rcatcaase of obesity. , Do what modem doctors do. Excess fat is a blight to beauty, health and vim. To thosewbo know it suggests an abnormal condition. It over-taxea hearts, shortens lives, it quells vitality and vim. Half life's joys are missine to the fat. Be moderate in all things, but don't starve, don't pver^ocercise. Soch methods often bring injury. Combat the cause in an easy way, as multitudes are doing. Simply take a Marmoia tablet four times daily, until weight cornea down to normal. Watch the New Vim Aa weight comes down, warch the new Â·vitality, new vim. Not only because you lose the burden of fat,. but for other reasons. Other ductless glands depend on the thyroid for activity. So this simple hdp may bring many amazing results. Go try Marmola. A nine-Jay treatment costs ?1 at dmg stores. Read the book in the bpic. When Marmola does for you what it has done for so many, tefl othea about it, Go start today. MARMOLA Prescription Tablets Tbe RjsJu Way to Reduce Charles City. Rites for Cecelia Troeger Are Held in Church CHARLES CITY, Feb. 24.--Fu neral services for Miss Cecilia Troe ger were held at the Lindaman fu neral home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. E. T. Gough pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Miss Troegei was an elderly woman who hac been an invalid for several years Her brother, G. E. Troeger, and his wife of Clear Lake spent several winters here to assist in her care. Two other brothers and one sister survive. They are E. O Troeger, Hinsdale, III., and J. W. Troeger living in Florida and Elizabeth, a teacher in the Chicago schools. All will attend the funeral except the brother in Florida. Miss Troeger came to Charles City with her parents in 1892 from McGregor and has lived here continuously. Funeral services for Herman A. Sutherland, . 78, were held at 1 o'clock today at the Hauser funeral home with the Rev. T. Anderson in charge. Mr., Sutherland suffered a stroke several weeks ago and died Sunday at his home, 210 Fifth avenue. Mrs. Sutherland died Jan. 4 following an illness of six weeks caused by a fall on an icy sidewalk. . Mr. Sutherland is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Peter Jensen, Nashua, and Mrs. Fred Tucker, Bassett Charles City Group Observes Anniversary CHARLES CITY, Feb. 24. The immunity girls observed their tenth anniversary last evening at their clubhouse, "The Oaks," with a special program arranged by Mrs. Kate Ellis, Mrs. Matilda Summers and Florence Grcenless. Alice Barry, president, announced the numbers which were as follows: Piano solo Mrs. Sivert Erickson; soprano solo Mrs. Evanelle Weatherwax Paradise; reading, Mrs. R. J. Inness; piano duet, Mrs. Fred Spear and Mrs. Julius Niemack. Each performer played an encore after which refreshments were served in the dining room decorated with flags and roses. Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Summers presided at the table. Granted Marriage Licenie. CHARLES CITY, Feb. 24.--Albert Danielson of Waterloo and Beatrice M. Hagedow of State Center were granted a marriage license by the clerk of court. Henry I Stenson and E. Margaret Lybeck both of St. Paul were married by Justice John McGeeney Saturday afternoon. CHARLES CITY BRIEFS CHARLES CITY, Feb. 24. Mrs. John Gregg will continue the study of French novelists at the meeting of the literature department ol tin Women's club this afternoon, f novel by Balzac and one of the new er books written by Gide will be re viewed by Mrs. Gregg. Dave Darrah of Chicago Is spend ing a few days in the city. He is .Stopping at the home of A. L. Dodd The first of the state series of declamatory contests will be hold in the Manual Arts building Tuesday evening. The towns competing are Marble Rock, Col well, Floyd and Charles City. Mrs. Glen Sweet and children, Jane and Jack, of Rio de Janerio, Brazil, are visiting at the home of her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs Noah Sweet. Mr. and Mra. C. L. Sweet of Minneapolis are also guests at the Sweet home. Mrs. Baldwin Conselor of Glencoe, 111,, came to spend 10 days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ^hin Fluent. Mrs. Marvin Sours left last eve- ling for Dayton, Ohio, called by the eath of her father. FEBRUARY 24 1931 Greatest Values Ever--at MerkePs ANNIVERSARY SALE Genuine Grenadine CHIFFON HOSE Â· Every Pair Perfect Pair 1 Genuine 45 Gauge Grenadine Chiffon Hose of fine, sheer weave and permanent dull finish, with picot top, panel heel and cradle foot. Every pair perfect and full fashioned, of course. In all the season's best shades and all sizes. MEDIUM SERVICE HOSE Fine gauge, pure silk hose in medium service weight, picot top and French heel. Full fashioned and of first quality. In the spring season's best shades and al! sizes. Pair New Price on Flat-tone CHIFFON HOSE Pair $1 Beautiful four thread, 42 gauge, pure silk hose with picot top, panel heel and plaited foot. In the season's best shades, all sizes, all perfects, all full fashioned. MEN'S SOX 3 Pairs $1 Fine quality rayon and mercerized lisle hose in good patterns and colors. All are of first quality. Sizes 10 to 12. MERKEI/S FIRST FLOOR Very Attractive . . . Super Values SPRING COSTUME JEWELRY 29c 39c 59c Springtime colors that will harmonize with your new spring frocks or add a touch of brightness to a more sombre winter costume. There are necklaces in choker and longer lengths, sports chokers, pearls, crystals, bracelets, earrings 'and brooches. MEKKEL'S FIRST FLOOR Economy Basement CURTAIN SPECIAL Set 79c Attractive curtains in ruffled sets, tailored seta and panels that would sell regularly at $1 to $2.50 but due to the fact that they are slight misweaves we are able to offer them at this remarkably low price. The imperfections wilf not be noticed when they are up to the window. CURTAIN FEATURE Set 98c Ruffled curtains, tailored sets, cottage sets and attractive lace and marquisette panels. Remarkable values coming just as spring house cleaning time rolls around. CURTAIN MATERIAL Yard 9c, 15c and 17c Neat marquisettes, scrims, Spanish marquisettes, voiles and dotted Swisses. These are slightly irregulars but are priced at a small part of their regular value. CRETONNES Yard 19c Will add a touch of beauty to your windows and change the appearance of the entire room. Formerly much higher priced. CURTAIN VALUES Set $1.49 Values that are not surpassed elsewhere--splendid quality and carefully finished. This group includes ruffled sets and panels at special reduced prices. CRETONNE REMNANTS 13c to $1.23 1 to 8 yard lengths in a choice of many attractive patterns. MERKEl/S ECONOMY BASEMENT Perfect Tailoring and Smart Styling! SPRING COATS $ 25 by Printz, Hoot-Lass Bonnie* Ekcomoor Wolf, Lapin, Caracul and Pox top these bright Spongy Woolens with advance smartness and present warmth. New in every detail of silhouette, fabric and color; fitted body lines and the unmistakable spring touches, flares, patent leather belts, jabots, scarfs and self trimmed sleeves. In black, beige, skipper blue and green. Final Clearance of WINTER COATS $15 Sports and dress models, smart bouclettes--belted and double breasted; dress coats in plain colors, luxuriously trimmed with fur collars and cuffs. Silk lined. Sizes 13 to 42. M ! MERKEt'S SECOND FLOOR TOWELS and LINENS TURKISH TOWELS 3 for $ HÂ°= Heavy, double thread weave, size 23x44, with attractive/-' colored borders in blue, maize, green and rose. Also a size 23x40 novelty Turkish towel, double thread, with novelty striped design. Turkish Towels 5 for $1 A very exceptional value in towels of this size and in double thread weave. Size 23x44 in white with colored borders or with novelty weave stripes. Linen Towels, 2 for $1 13-Piece Cut Work Set Hand embroidered and appliqued--of ivory linen with hemstitched ends with colored . borders. Linen Guest Towels $1 and 69c The well known Brown's Shamrock Linen towels with colored borders all around. In two sizes, 17x32 and 14x25. Finger Towels, 2 for 25c Beautifully hand embroidered, size 14x18. Wash Cloths, Dozen 79c Color'Br' wash cloths, 12 in a package, assorted. Linen Bridge Sets, $1.59 3Gx3S inch cloths with four napkins to match. Hand embroidered in colors and hemstitched. Linen Bridge Sets $1.00 Of linen crash neatly appliqued and hand embroidered. In green, gold and peach. Jap Bridge Sets, $1.00 Japanese grass linen bridge sets embroidered in colors. Size of cloth with four napkins. Linen Luncheon Sets $4.50 Hemstitched and embroidered in fine ivory linen. A beautiful set at a remarkable low price. Table Linen, Yard $1 61-inch linen damask--an exceptional value. Linen Cloths, $1.00 60x60 inch linen crash cloths with gold, green or rose borders. Also in pastel shades, size 54x51 inch. Steven's Linen Crash "P," 6 yards $1 Table Padding Yard 98c Quilted padding for dining table, zig-zag stitch, covered with white muslin, cotton filled, 51 inch. Pequot Sheets Size 81 x 99 $3.39 6-1x61 inch cloths with six napkins. Fine, smooth linen with colored borders. $1.49 Pillow Cases, $1 Each Linen lace edge, beautifully embroidered and cut work. Size 42x36. An unusual value. Pillow Cases, Pair $1 Boxed pillow cases, hand embroidered and appliqued in colors. Very attractive. MERKEL'S FIRST FLOOIl CANDY SPECIALS Mb. of Bunte Assorted Chocolates 39c Bitnte Milk Mint Patties, Ib 69c Bunte Maple Patties, 11 49c Buntc Milk Delights, Ib 69 C Bunte Cnradova Milk Caramels, Pound 49c MERKEL'S FIRST FLOOtt '