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February 24, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

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, Mason City News on This Page TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1931 North Iowa's Home Newspaper Feb. 26.--City-wide Dollar Day In Mason City. March 4--President .Walter A. Jessup of University of Iowa to address alumni at dinner in Hotel Hanford. March 9.--Mason City school election. Ill Mason City Phono ALLISON 431 for tho better Iowa Lump Coal. Its clean $7. K. I. Avis, substitute postal car- Tier, returned Tuesday from a two day vacation in Chicago. St. Paul $3.55 by bus. Jefferson feus Depot. Phone 174. Earl Walters, parced post carrier, Was unaable to be at work Tuesday , because of illness. Farm toans--Prompt service. \Act now for spring. W. L. Patton, 109 East State Street. G. M. Woodruff went to Das Moines Tuesday to attend a postmaster's convention. ' For Safe or Rent--Mod. o-rm. bungalow with garage in Manly. Mrs. C. Ciner, Manly. Fred Schneller of tho Jaiicsville Gazette, Janesville, Wis., visited over the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Schneller, 327 JTifth street southwest. 1 M. B. A. masquerade dance Eagles lhall, Feb. 25. All Friends are invited ^to come and try for prizes which are to be given. Floyd Crubtrec, 921 Van Buren .venue northwest, has returned to .is work after being confined to his ;ome because of an infected foot. Sec Muson City Hatchery Dollar ay advertisement on page 18. Your friends admire «. fresh snappy looking- suit or dress presset |foy our modern methods---one day f ervice if you wish--we call for am ; e liver--same low prices--Phone 18. Hanford Cleaners, Inc. ' See Muson City Hatchery Dollar 3ay advertisement on page 18. 35 TO ATTEND HARVESTER FETE H. Fitzpatrick to Givi Address Commemorating Reaper Invention. Approximately 135 persons ar expected to atetnd the banquet o .he Mason City branch of the Inter .ational Harvester company to b ,eld at the Hotel Hanford Tuesdaj vening at 6:30 o'clock, accordin] o F. E. Reishus, manager. This wil nclude the employes of the loca ranch and about 60 guests from jnong business and professiona nen of the city. The banquet is held to commemo ate the one hundredth anniversary of the invention of 'the reaper b '' Cyrus Hall McCormick. An exact re production of the original reape will be on display at the hotel. The main address of the evenin will be delivered by D. H. Fitzpat rick. A talk also will be given by Lee P. Loomis. Mr. Reishus will pre side. The program also will includ several musical numbers. SAVE SJS2.63 TO SEATTLE, TACOMA Milwaukee Koad Shushes Faros Two great cuts in one-way fare now in effect daily to the Pacifi Northwest! Travel in money-savin .comfort on the de luxe nev Olympian, over the electrified rout* scenically supreme. Only 557.00 t Seattle, Tacoma, good in touris sleepers (space in sleeper extra) only $^4.00 in modern coaches. Fu information, reservations at Nint Street and 1 S. Pennsylvania Ave Phone 324- Daly Epigrams! Latern-jawed men are not always light-headed. PLtTMBINO HEATING 280 ACRES 280 acres well improved, heavy black loam soil, located in Red River Valley near Wapeton, N. Dak. Encumbrance $7,000 Insurance company loan. Owner wants city property for entire equity, or would consider good going business. This is a fine farm and worthy of your investigation. For further information call or write the undersigned. Phone 1S4 Kresge Bids- SUGAR BEET EXPANSION PREDICTED North Iowa Had Part in Developing Harvesters Invented by McCormick r loyd County Fanner Made' Twine Knotter Big Success. North Iowa has more than a pass- ng- interest in the International larvester company's observance of he one hundredth anniversary of he invention of the reaper by Cyus Hall McCormick, staged by the Mason City branch at the Hotel Hanford Teusday evening, for the eason that many of the developments that completed the evolution f the modern ( harvester machines vere staged in localities not far istant. The entire development of the wine binder and its subsequent im- irovement took place in North owa., southern Minnesota and outhwestern Wisconsin. John F. Appleby, inventor of the wine binder, lived at Mazomanie, Vis. Holmes and son had a liarves- er factory at Owatonna, Minn, 'ohn Webster, inventor of the Vebster knotter, now used on most f the harvester machines, was a 'armer near Floyd. Thot It Perfect. When the wire binders came out n 1876, farmers believed the har- esting machine had reached the acme of perfection, just as they ad thot on previous occasions that the reaper in its various stages of development represented the last vord in labor saving harvester machines. First had come the hay rake ipaper, invented by Mr. McCor- Vick. It was the first improvement over the cradle, which had functioned for decades. The cradle waa the only advancement over the old hook, the most primitive of harvesting implements, which lived thru thousands of years. The hand rake reaper, however was the first machine to use other than man power. It required a horse to pull it. Later the driver and finally the man who raked off the rain were given seats. Bound by Hand. The next step was the self rake reaper. It cut the grain and left it in bundles on the ground to be bound by men following the reaper Next came what was called the harvester. It had a platform on which two men stood and bounc the grain. These two did the work that had previously been done by five men and bound the grain as fast as it wn.3 cut. But the idea of creating a self binder haunted the minds of the inventors and anon a wire hinder was on the market. Finally thru the efforts of Mr. Appleby, came the twine binder. Mr. Appleby's invention not only revolutionized the in dustry, but changed some of the binder head principles. The wire binders dropped the grain from the month of the elevator on to a fla deck. Mr. Appleby's binder had an inclined deck, as well as other im provcments, including the famous twine knotter. The shop rights were sold to the leading harvester manu facturers, including the McCormick company. Purchased by Wood. The Holmes and Son patents do veloped at Owatonna, were pur chased by the Walter A. Wooi Mowing and Reaping Machine com pany of Hoosick Falls, N. Y. The Wood company refused to accep the Appleby binder head. The Wooc binder head was constructed on an entirely different principle. Insten of having the packers working frorr under the deck, as was the Appleb scheme and still is the rule with th McCormick and other binders, Wooi had the packers on a s^iaft abovi the deck and operating together in stead of simultaneously. Instead o the whirling discharge arms th Wood binder had a device that re sembled a fork in the manner in which it discharged the bundle. The Wood company, as well a some of the other concerns, begai to harbor the idea the machin could be simplified and one aproi used instead of three. Wood stnkm his entire fortune on the sinsrl pron idea and lost after nearly 50 ears of successful manufacture of arvesting machines. Some of the ther companies attempted similar mprovements and lost heavily. Effort Was Futile. Time has shown their efforts were irected toward a futile end for the hree aprons are still in use today, nc to bring the grain to the eleva- or and two to elevate it to the bind- r head. Like Wood they believed a mailer bull \vheel and the single .pron, raised at one end could be sed. They lost out, while McCormick and others adhered to the ori- *inal idea and won. In 1880 Mr. Webster, Floyd coun- y farmer, received a Peering bind- r on which he added improvements limself with such success he was lired by the company at Chicago. n 1882 Mr. 'Webster made his great mprovement in the grain binder ind what is known as the Webster '.notter resulted. The improvement was so out- tauding that the Webster knotter s still in use today and used on the nternational machines. who still think it is difficult t obtain money when they most nee. it, are evidently unaware n/ on convenient easy payment plnn o advancing cash in any amount. UNITED Harvester company MacNider, Turner and Jim Barton Chief Speakers at Gathering. A contingent of some 20 from Mason City attended the annual conference of commanders and adjutants at Des Moines Monday. Several of them had part in the proceedings during the afternoon or evening Monday or at the "40 and 8" promenade Sunday night. Ralph Lloyd Jones and Dr. Tom Nettleton, local post commander, and Nels Maim participated in the latter event. At the banquet Monday night the last speaker on the program, which included Dan Turner and Jim Barton, national adjutant of the Legion, was Col. Hanford MacNider. minister to Canada. He paid high tribute to the growth in membership and influence of the American Legion, giving Iowa credit for an undisputed position of leadership in this growth. Leaders in Attendance. Seated at the table with the speakers were Glenn Haynes, last year's department commander, and B. A. Webster, another Mason Cityan who has served as head of the Iowa Legion organization. Coincident with the Legion's conference in the Fort Des Moines hotel was the auxiliary's conference for unit presidents and secretaries in the Savery hotel- In these sessions too, Mason City had a good representation, those present from here being Mrs. Edgar Toinby, Mrs. Albert Hass, Mrs. Lulu Richardson and Mrs. Arnold Tilton. Rusty Hinges Perform. The Rusty Hinge quartet gave a half hour's program for the auxiliary's banquet Monday night and then proceeded to the Fort Des Moines for two appearances on the Legion's banquet program. These two engagements brot the quartet's total to seven in a three day period Two of them were broadcasts from WHO and another was an afternoon of singing for disabled veterans at Knoxville. Among the local Legionnaires at the conference were Howard A O'Leary, .Ole Sandberg, Frank Faktor, Carl Ramsey, Leslie Whippie, L. L. Raymond, Senator E. W Clark, Ralph Lloyd Jones, Gene KJW, Robert Sweiger, B. A. Webster, .Tens Christiansen, Dr. T. A Nettleton, W. Earl Hall, Earl Dean Floyd Fraser and Dr. R. F. Kunz. Two Men Fined $ 10 anc Costs for Intoxication Shockley Lockridge, Des Moines was fined $10 and costs at police court Tuesday morning on a chargp of intoxication. He was arrcstec Monday night near a local hotel. A. W. Manning, 502 East State street, was fined .$10 and costs on a charge of intoxication. He was arrested Tuesday night. Guest at Osuge. OSAGE -- Mrs. Gene Foss came Sunday from Des Moines for a visl with her grandmather, . Hiram E Tuttle, who is ill. Returns tn Algona. ALGONA--Dorothy Hutchison re turned home Saturday after a vis it in Chicago with her sister nn( friends at Evanston where .she at tended Northwestern university last year. IOWA, MINNESOTA IDEAL FOR CROP, Junior Chamber Hears Talk Stressing Value of Local Product. "Iowa and Minnesota form the natural sugar bowl of the United States," declared Earl C. Moore, superintendent of the local American Beet sugar factory here in an address before members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Monday night in Hotel Eadmar, following dinner. Mr. Moore explained in detail the labor problems of the factory, the difficulties in meeting competition outside the United States and also the qualities of the product manufactured at Mason City. "There is one real relief for the farmer," continued Mr. Moore. "That is to find crops to produce other than he has been accustomed to, since it cannot be denied that there is an overproduction of the more common crops. One of the additional crops which he can produce with profit is sugar beets." Mr. Moore pointed out that North Iowa and southern Minnesota are deal for the production of sugar leets. In the southern part of Iowa said, climatic conditions are not good as in the three northern iers of countries. 'The soft soil in owa and Minnesota is fine for the growing of beets. Miners Wouldn't Conic. "The labor problem has been a eal one to the grower of beets,' he added. Farmers have hesitater .0 raise beets because they were afraid they could not get sufficien abor to work in the fields. We have been forced to hire Mexicans in or ier to get this work done. When .here was a strike among miners in .he southern part of Iowa, I at lempted to get miners, who ha been out of work a long time, t come and work for us in the fields They refused. It is hard work in th beet fields and we could get non but Mexicans In large enough num bers to do it. "With the adoption of the crop cultivation method, which we use in some places with great succes last year, this work is lighter an boys who have been attending schoo will be able to do this work. Las year we paid boys in the vicinity o Kanawha $?.000 for this work. When I talked with Federatio of Labor officials I pointed out tha this labor problem was being solve by us in the only way we could, also showed them that in the pur chase of Cuban sugar they are en cournging labor which is paid a verj small wage. Propaganda Was Started. "There is atill some prejudic against beet sugar altho I deny nny housewife in Mason City to tell the difference between the two, either in cooking, making jelly or any other use. Thirty-five or 40 years ago the cane sugar interests, xvhich invested heavily in cane sugar refineries and then in Cuba development, started a system of propaganda against the use of beet sugar. "These interests spent much money in propaganda, telling t!.- housewives that beet sugar woul J not make jelly, would not mak.r candy and offered other reasons, which were not true, against the use of beet .sugar. The public had a distrust of beet sugar then. "It is these interests which have served to prevent a protective tariff for sugar. At the present price of four cents a pound, many beet sugar factories cannot operate without suffering a loss. Sugar is comparatively lower now than nny other product and has returned to a prewar bottom. Other products have been given protection but sugar, the 'football of politics,' has not been offered protection. At least this protection has not been consistent and ·""·events the industry from expanding. Will Glut Market. Mr. Moore pointed out how Russia with the five year development plan would soon glut the market with grains. Because of this, he said, the United States must turn to other products to make a profit. In the discussion which followed Mr, Moore was asked the difference between beet sugar and cane sugar. He replied that chemically the two were the same, served the same purposes and appeared the same, being as difficult to tell apart as two eggs, one hatched by a Rhode Island and the other by a Plymouth Rock chicken, when the shells have been removed. At the beginning of his talk Mr. Moore quoted figures to indicate that industry is at present bearing a large portion of the taxes, contrary to common belief, and that the proposed tax changes would work a great hardship on industry which would be reflected in use of farm products which arc used in manufacturing in Iowa. Mr. Moore said that because of the low price of sugar the coming year the company was forced to keep contracts to a small acreage Twelfth District Lawyers Organize Bar Association and to buy close to Mason City. He cited figures to show how much more wealth the farmer received by planting sugar beets than any other crop and said that the beets helped the soil. Dunce Is Planned. Plans were announced at the meeting of the Junior Chamber for the dinner dance to be held Thursday evening at the Clear Lake country club. Lloyd Wells and his 11 piece orchestra will furnish music. This dance will be held in conjunction with the regular Thursday night dance at the country club. Mrs. W. F. Ingraham sang three solos at the meeting which were given much applause. Miss Ellis Bracken played the accompaniment. A. C. Davidsaver was a guest of the club. J. E. E. Markley Chosen Head of North Iowa Body. Seventy North Iowa attorneys gathered at a dinner in the Hotel Hanford Monday evening and organized the Twelfth Judicial District Bar association to be made up of practitioners in eight counties. J. E. E. Markley, Mason City, former president of the state bar association, was chosen president; T. A. Beardsmore, Charles City, vice president; I. C. Hastings, Garner, secretary and treasurer, and the following members of the executive committee: Butler, Judge M. F. Edwards; Bremer, R. T. Laird; Floyd, Jens Grothe; Mitchell, A. E. Brown; Worth, Roy T. Bosworth; 'lancock, H. E. Meyer; Winnebago. 'lurt Thompson and Cerro Gordo, Sari Smith. The purpose of the association, as .expressed in the constitution and by-laws, adopted at the meeting, held until May, 1932, the meeting place for this gathering being Mason City. The meeting was called to order by John Senneff, president of the Cerro Gordo county bur, who presided during the evening. Automobiles Collide on East State Street The automobiles driven by E. R. Ostrander, Buffalo Center, and J. Schrader, 320 Georgia avenue northeast, collided on East State street at 11:30 o'clock Monday night. Schrader's Ford coupe was tipped over and the glass broken out and fenders damaged. No one wns injured. We have a faint remembrance that South Dakota was once regarded as the land of blizzards.-Sioux Falls Argus-Leader. Thieves Take Cookies from Baking Company About $10 worth of cookies were stolen from tho Independent Bakin;; company building, 323 Ninth street southeast, Monday night, according to a report made" to police Tuesday morning. The; robbers gained entrance thru the rear door. R. N. Reuber, M. D. 211/2 S. Federal (Above J. J. Newberry Store) INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICAL THERAPY SHIN DISEASES Telephone, Office 3880, Res. 25HO "Brighten Up!" Have Wood "Brighten Up" your home. WALL DECORATING Any Kind W. K. WOOD PHONE 2'189-\V Quality Protects Your Diamond Investment at Murray's Here you will find diamonds of quality set up in the latest design mountings of platinum and white gold. A call will convince you that our prices are lower. We will give you a finer and larger diamond for less money. A MURRAY VALUE 18 Point Pj-rfect Blue \Vhitn Diamond -- T.ntest Mounting Convenient Credit JEWELRY CO. M. H. A. BI.DG. and in the short talks by Mr. llark- lay nncl others, is to act as an auxiliary of the state bar association for the purpose of promulgating and helping support measures sponsored by the state body. Due to the fact that some counties do not have a sufficient number of lawyers to maintain a county association, it was deemed expedient to organize a listrict organization. The annual meetings of the association are to be held first Monday n May of each year. The next animal meeting, however, will not he rtO rft to Twin Cities ana re- »J)J.jU turn. Tickets on sale ouch week-end. Good in coaches only. Ticket Offico Phono 203 M ST. L. R. H. We Will Wash or Grease Your Car for 99c Cars called for and delivered without charge. This is the regular $1.50 wash! S. R. CHEVROLET CO. First and Washington S. \V. SOME DAY? liy It. W. FISCHBECK Your Salary will cease some day: It may. be because you are loo old to work. It may be because you are not well enough to work. It may be because you have "shuffled off this mortal coil." You can provide against all three of these contingencies by a salary continuance contract in that fine old insurance company, The New England Mutual. All you pay is n nominal interest . . . you never pay the principal . . . and always get back more than you pay in. Ask Ralph W. Fischhcck to tell you about it. LOWEU FOOD PKICES HIAKK POSSIBLE Meal FOH SAVOY CAFE It South Delaware MASON CITY, IOWA ANNOUNCEMENT We imvu Reduced prices. Hui-o your Car washed "·? p or greased I D C Snnie Quality Work us Before LAPINER MOTOR CO. Dr. Horace Beemer EXTRACTION SPECIALIST X-KAY OF TEETH J. C. Penney Building Dr. R. W. Shultz PILES (Hemorrhoids) non-surgical Treatment. Other Rectal Conditions. fntestinal Stasis (Constipation) .Specific Treatment. Write for Booklet. Rooms 218, 219, 220 First Nat'l. Bank Bldg., Office Phone 812. Res. Hotel Hanford, Phone 2SGO. HEATO For Furnace FOR $1.00 DAY Sec Rhinchnrd's Assortment of Art Bridge Prizes Something D i f f e r e n t ! DIAMONDS KENTUCKY Clock-Lump Si'/.o .. BLACK HAWK Big Illinois Lump . PHONE 563 2(5 Pounds ORANGES and GRAPEFRUIT in laundered flour s;ick All for $1 Come in and select your own fruit. Tatton Bros. Former Locntion- 13 SOUTH FEDERAL Friday Evening-, Feb. 27 Music Uy AI Mt'iikr. and his Gang--u seven piece orchestra. IScst Dance Floor in Northern Iowa Admission ?1--Ijullcs Free. EVERYBODY COME! DENTIST Makes Dentures (Plates) as low as, per plate EXTRACTIONS X-RAY SERVICE DR. H. K. JONES I5'/j N. F K D K R A L PHONE Sli.j with a box of Whitmans wonderful Chocolates and Confections. The most delicious candy made--put up in the most intriguing wrappers. Stop in tonight and give her ;i pleasant surprise. CIGAR STO31ES in the HOTEL HANFORD Mason City, Iowa

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