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Mason City News on This WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1931 North Iowa's Home Newspaper City's Feb. 26.--City-wide Dollar Day in Mason City. March 9.--Mason City school election. Here In \Vatkins Products. 1'hone 3125J. Phono ALLISON 431 for tho better Iowa Lump Coal. Its clean $7. Dr. Erlckson's new Eczema, remedy la positively guaranteed. Brady. Horace S. Beemer, X-Kay Extraction of Teeth. Penney Bldg. Mrs. Ben Henry, 22 /j Second street northeast, will be in Des Homes Thursday to attend the funeral of her grandfather, the Rev. A. J- Patterson, who died Tuesday at the age of 91 years. Domestic rabbit. 83% nutritive food. North Iowa Rabbit Breeders' Ass'n. Ph. 3305. Frank W. Chambers, lawyer, announces change of location to 205, Second Floor, M. B. A. Building. Farm Loans--Prompt service. Act now for spring. W. L. Patton, 109 East State Street. Clarence Schukei and George Marolf of the Schukei Motor company, Harry Mason of the Overland Mason company at Clear Lake, F. J. Olson of the Birum-Olson company, B. H, Wagner of the Midland Investment company and Charles Barber, secretary of. the Retail Merchants association, attended the automobile show at Des Moines Tuesday. Special millinery sale at $2 Thursday. Fifty spring hats, new braids and colors. Loftus Hat Shop. Mason City merchants are planning for hundreds of dollar day shoppers Thursday, Feb. 26. It is generally believed that this city- 1 wide sale day will be the greatest ever held in Mason City. Stores all over the city are participating in the event. Â£Â· Three Men Sentenced for Liquor Violations Don Thiedeman, Mason City, was Â»i/sentenced to 30 days in the county "ftjail on a charge oÂ£ possession of in- Itoxicating liquor not properly label- jjfeat when He appeared at police court ^Wednesday morning. He was arrest- a:J ed by police Tuesday night. Eddy Gallagher, Mason City, was :ined $25 and oosts for intoxication, le was arrested near the Milwau- ,,, -tee depot at 3:15 o'clock Wednes- UL day morning. ) f Lauritz Skuttle, 625 First street ( northeast, was fined 510 and costs for intoxication. He was arrested T Tuesday night. ' |Gladys L. Kuns Files *i Petition for Divorce 5jj A. petition for divorce has been , K filed in the office of the clerk by ..JGladys L. Kuns, asking divorce from I ,M'JÂ°hn L. Kuns on the grounds of ] cruel and inhuman treatment. Tha ' J petition states that the defendant ,'Â·'' threatened to commit suicide, that 'Â·/ he had a violent temper and wa. c I faultfinding. The plaintiff asked $50 a month support money for a minor daughter. Judge Joseph J Clark signed an order for a writ ol attachment on the defendant's property for 55,000. According to the plaintiff, they were married in 1914 and lived together until Feb. 5, 1931 Automobiles Collide at Commercial Alley The cars driven by William Tibbet, rural, and Leonard Steil, rural, collided at the corner of First street northeast and Commercial alley about 9 o'clock Tuesday night. Steil's mother received slight injuries to her knee. The cars received some damage to lights and bumpers. Steil waa driving west. Daly Epigrams! A eood fighter dodges lots of quarrels. WJ-DlLYCfl PLUMBING flSNa HEATING CITY PROPERTY WANTED for SO acres clear of all encumbrance, located in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. Land located near town and owner prices same at 52,000. Will accept Mason City property as part payment. For further information call on the undersigned. Phone 134 Krcsgc BidTM. TWO MORE SENT JUDGE CLARK IS DETERMINED TO TIDE McCormick Reaper Saved America From Peasantry and Bondage of Soil, Claim Ashby and Briggs Boys Admit They Entered Gasoline Station. Judge Joseph a. Clark Wednesday disposed of two more cases involving depredations by Mason City hoys and sent Ronald Ashby and Gerald Briggs, two 16 year old youths to the state training school at Eldora. The sentencing of these two, who pleaded guilty of entering a gasoline filling station and stealing merchandise, followed the ordering of two boys to the training school Tuesday for bootlegging, robbery and assault. It was evident the judge was determined to nip the recent tide of juvenile crime in the bud and make known to the community's younger set that punishment is certain to follow infractior.3 of the law. Judge Gi.'cs Lecture. As he pronounced the sentence Wednesday, the judge gave a n extended lecture to the pair, stating that honesty and fair dealing will net far more happiness and satisfaction than the course upon which they had started. Evidence in the case consisted of written confessions of both the Ashby and Briggs boys, as well as statements by other youngsters who had aided in the robbery. These two with Ancle Briggs broke a window in the Mid-Continent Oil company station on East State street on the night of Jan. 13. By this means the window of the establishment was unlocked and Gerald Brigga crawled thru the opening to hand out candy bars, peanuts, cigars and spark plugs. Intercepted by Police. On Feb. 15 while going north on Federal avenue to rob a station in the north part of the city the boys were intercepted by police. It was shortty after this that the boys confessed. The boys stated in court that the confessions were forced from them, but eye witnesses were produced to show that the statements were made entirely voluntarily. Charles Barlow, assistant county attorney, represented the state. B. N. Dilts to Grade 10 Miles of Highway in Grant and Clear Lake Townships. B. N. Dilts of Swaledale was given the contract by the Cerro Gordo county board of supervisors Tuesday for the grading of 10 miles of highway in Clear'Lake and Grant townships. The bid was $20,50)5. The grading 13 all to be done on tlie secondary roads. Griebling Voices His Opposition to City Manager Government Opinions of Mason City residents on the city manager form of government continued to be of interest to Fort Dodge, where the question of a change to council-manager system is to be voted on soon. A letter from William H. Griebling, secretary of the Mason City Trades and Labor assembly, was published in Tuesday's issue of a Fort Dodge newspaper. Mr. Griebling's contention is that the manager form of government "usurps democracy and establishes dictatorship." He charges the administration with doing the city's work with cheap labor. Honored on Anniversary. MITCHELL--Mr. and Mrs. Chiis Sharper gave a 500 party to about 22 of their friends in honor of their fourteenth wedding anniversary. rather a common complaint, and we have the remedy--unlimited cash always available to loan on easy payments at legal interest rate. The thrilling story of a century of progress that was inaugurated when Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831 invented the reaper t h a t "straightened the back of the farmer and freed man from the enslavement of the soil" was portrayed to 150 members of the Mason City family of the International Harvester company and other businessmen of the community at a dinner held in the Wedgewood room of the Hotel Hanford Tuesday evening. Wiiile the story of its marvelous achievements was being unfolded by speakers in commemoration of the one hundredth invention of agriculture's greatest invention, guests at the dinner turned their faces in wonder to the center of the room, where stood an exact reproduction of the crude machine the youthful McCormick fashioned in 1831. A Had Basic Principles. Crude as this machine was, with its wooden master wheel, heavy wooden frame, board platform, a half dozen iron gears and leather belt to the reel, employes of the harvester company pointed with pride to tlie fact that it embodied the seven basic principles of the modern, highly developed harvester machines. The story of how this rudely constructed instrument ended the bondage of the soil by bringing the magic of tlie machine to the farms and thus set the stage for the most marvelous century of progress in history was dramatically portrayed by F. IS. Reishus, manager of the Mason City branch of the company, who presided at the banquet, and Attorney D. H. Fitzpatrick, who gave the address of the evening. Another speaker at the gathering was Lee P.- Loomis of the Globe-Gazette, who also talked on the significance of the reaper invention. Is Simple Story. "The story of the invention of the reaper is a simple one, yet thrilling," said Mr. Reishus. "In six weeks Mr. McCormick conceived and built the world's first successful grain cutting machine. I wonder if we, even in our own imagination, realize what the reaper has meant to the world. Man's chief need was food and yet thruout thousands of years man failed to develop anything that would lift him from the enslavement of the soil. It was necessary for nine-tenths of the population to be engaged in agriculture in order to raise enough food. They were not concerned about surpluses in those days. Famine was not only a possibility, but often a grim reality. Hand harvesting made small acre- ages necessary. "McCormick's reaper straightened the farmer's back, released men from the arduous labor that had bound them for ages and freed them from the enslavement of the soil." Was Aid to Culture. Mr. Reishus also dwelt on the fact without these but many of them Â· would have borne little fruit had it not been for the release of men's thots, time and labor which the reaper accomplished. The frontier of civilization moved xvesU\;ard into the wilderness. Towns bloomed upon tlie plains and men and women inspired by their emancipation began building the foundation structure of American industry that has amazed the world. Not All Rosy. "It is difficult to realize that in 1831 not a single head of wheat had been grown in what are now the 17 principal wheat growing states. "But McCormick's life was not all a matter of successful inventions, honor and good fortune. Thru endless toil, disappointment, sorrow and at times apparent utter failure Mc- F. E. REISHUS, Brunch Malinger Cormick struggled on. The family ORA International Hari'cstcr Company Funeral Arrangements Not Yet Completed for Mrs. Prescott. Mrs. K. K. Prescott, 228 West State street, died at her home early Wednesday morning. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks. She had lived here about 27 years. Mrs. Prescott was elected state president of the Rebekah lodge in 1910. Following her initiation into the Queen ReDekah lodge here in 1899 Mrs. Prescott held the offices of vice-grand in 1D02 and noble grand in 1903 in the local lodge. She was active in the work of the local orphans' home and took special pride in a Sunday school class there. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was born Jan. 10, 1857 at Palermo, Maine. In 187-1 she was married to George A. Hodges, now dead. She was married to K. K. Prescott at Hollowell, Maine, in 188G. Mrs. Prescott is survived by three sons, E. H. Prescott, Lindsey, Cal.; W. O. Prescott, Plymouth; and George Hodges, Portland, Ore.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Arthur Prescott, Mason City, a brother. Warren Pillion, Walnut Hill, Maine; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Dow, Kent's Hill, Maine; Mrs. Harriet Gardner, Winthrop, Mass.; Mrs. May Chaney, Somerville, Mass.; Mrs. Blanch Green, Winthrop; and a stepmother, Mrs. Mary E. Pullen, Winthrop, Mass. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Jewish Rabbi Speaks Before Local Group The Rabbi H. R. Rabinowitz, Sioux City, spoke before a gathering of Jewish people in the interests of the Zionist movement at that the release from tortuous labor opened new avenues for the development of the mind, bringing leisure and cultural development. The fortune was swept away several Â·* times and at one time the McCormick creditors did not consider the reaper patents worth attaching. And yet when the original reaper patents of 1834 expired in 1818 the reaper also made possible, the development of the midle west, with its vast railroad systems and industries and hrot about the most marvelous century of development the world has known, he declared. "Mr. McCormick's role was not an easy one even after his invention," Mr. Reishus added. "He differed from most inventors in that he also had commercial ability. He had two chief objects: To continue improving the reaper and to make it readily available to all farmers. When he found others did not make it up to the quality he wanted he started making it himself. When he found others could not distribute it to his satisfaction lie distributed the machine himself and thus laid the foundation for the present harvester organization." Fitxpnlrick Speaks. Mr. Fitzpatrick elaborated upon the details of the reaper invention and the fact that it was placed on the market in 18-tO at the price of 5100 each. In 1817, Mr. McCormick, perceiving the development of the middlewest, moved to Chicago, where the first shop was a bare foreshadowing of the later factory." Mr. Fitzpatrick touched on its significance in the raising of food during the Civil war when the nation's man power was depleted and quoted Edwin Stanton, secretary of war under Lincoln as stating that 'without McCormick's invention the north could not have won and the union would have been dismembered.' "You may search thru the centuries as far back as you wish arid you will find a relatively small number of labor saving inventions he- fore the 'McCormick reaper," continued Mr. Fitzpatrick, "the steam engine, steam locomotive, cotton gin and few others. The "United States would not have developed DR. T. S. CLARK OSTEOPATIIIC PHYSICIAN M. B. A. BIdg. Phono 2108 Kveniugs By Appointment patent office and congress refused to grant an extension on the ground that this invention was of too great value to the country and to humanity to remain the property of one man. "This replica of the reaper is the pioneer of all harvesting machines. In every part it is the same as when the young Virginian took it into the wheat field on that July day 100 years ago and which ushered in the age of abundance and the age of industry, the ag-e of the common man, the first full realization of the statement of the declaration of the independence 'that all men are created equal. 1 It did away forever with the possibility of an agricultural peasantry in America. It opened the door of equal opportunity to the common man." Was Emancipator. "Cyrus Hall McCormick was in some respects as much an emancipator as Abraham Lincoln," Mr. Loomis declared upon congratulating the harvester company organization upon its celebration. He spoke briefly of a parallel development in the printing' industry which made possible the publishing in communities the size of Maaon City of newspapers that would not have been atempted in metropolitan centers before the invention of the linotype machine. The invocation at the opening was given by the Rev. George G. Parker of the Central Lutheran church. Music during the dinner was furnished by Power's string orchestra and the Cloverleaf quartet, featuring Charles Dalin, baritone. The table decorations included large clusters of flowers, miniature reproductions of the implements manufactured by the International company and small sheaves of barley. At each plate was a medallion, a souvenir of the centennial celebration. Tardiness of Investigation Makes It Impossible for Jessup to Come. Because of the tardiness in getting started anil the slowness with which the investigation of the State University of Iowa is proceeding, it has become evident that President W. A. Jessup, who was scheduled lo talk at a banquet of lowans hot on Wednesday, March 4, will be unablo to bo present. Rather than take a chance on disappointment in having to accept a substitute speaker, heads of the local Iowa altimni association have decided to postpone the affair until later in the month, or even intr April. "Interest In this meetinp;," said I Garfield E. Ercesc, president, "centered very largely about President Jessup. Under the circumstances, nobody else could quite he a satisfactory substitute." Assurance of a large attendance from the outlying counties, includ- ing'Worth. Winnebago, Hancock, Kossuth, Wright, Franklin, Butler. Floyd, Mitchell, Chiekasaw and \Vin- nesheik, had been obtained by :i committee in charge of this phase of the banquet arrangements ana letters have been sent out to the contact alumni in each of these counties telling- of the forced change in plans. When the March 4 date was set, it was assumed that the contemplated investigation would be start- t-.d at once and that the evidence and testimony involved would rjo presented with dispatch. It now appears that the hearing may extern! over two weeks. Box Type to Be Placed onj Electroliers Downtown at Once. Twenty-eight of the box type -street signs and 89 criss-cross signs have been received by the oily this week, according to P. F. Hopkins, city manager. The rest of the G25 signs purchased by the city are to he delivered before April 1, according to the contract. The box signs, which are to go on electroliers in the business section, will he placed at once according Lo Mr. Hopkins. The other signs are for the balance of Federal avenue and for primary road IS thru town. The criss-cross signs, to be located on poles set in the ground at street intersections, will not be placed until the frost is out of the ground, Mr. Hopkins said HEATO For ITurnnco KENTUCKY Block-Lump Size . . BLACK HAWK $Â£ Â§O Big Illinois Lump . O f f i c i a l Publication Pays Tribute to Supreme Treasurer. An auspicious tribute was paid Senator E. W. Clark, recently appointed insurance commissioner of Iowa, in the March issue of the Modern Brotherhood, the official organ of the Modern Brotherhood of America. His photo was carried on the cover page of the magazine and review of his life'Was published on the first inside page opposite the editorials. The opening editorial dealt with the appointment with the liberty of editorial comment. "We predict," the editorial states, "that Senator Clark will be found as efficient in that position as he has been as supreme treasurer of our organization, as the representative of his district in the state senate of Iowa and as the leader in command of his companies in the Spanish-American and World wars. "We congratulate the state of Iowa, its governor and Brother Clark on his appointment. No better choice could have been made by any governor of any state." The editorial continued in this vein of thot and related how the appointment came to Senator Clark entirely unsolicited and unsought. His selection'' was made because of his ability, honesty and familiarity with insurance of every kind, it stated. He will assume the duties of his new office in July. the Hotel Hnnford Tuesday night. Seventy-five per cent of the Mason City quota of $500 for the cause has been raised and those in charge hope to complete the quota this week. The Rabbi Rpbinowitz was introduced by Sam Raizes, president of the Bnai Brith organization. Mra. Sam Richter, president oÂ£ the Had- dasah also spoke. Tho program opened and closed with the Hebrew song "Hatikvoh." Is From West Bend. BRITT--Mrs. Elsie Heidner of West Bend, Wis., is visiting hei parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Aagason. She came from Des Moint'S where she had been visiting her sister Jennie Hammil. Arc Both of Your Eyes working eyes? 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PHONE 5G3 The Green Mill Special BLUE PLATE LUNCHEON is especially popular with Business People who stay downtown for the noon meal. Ample in quantity and nppu- tizingly wholesome. Served daily from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. 35c "Tho Homo of Good Food" "WHO'S THE GOAT" if your sign falls while hung? SIGNS Ciirrv Liability Insurance. 1415-17 South Federal AVI;.' PHONE ? SURE WE HAVE ONK Read the Want Ads Friday Evening, Feb. 27 Music by Al Mctiko and his Gang--a seven piece orc.lic'slrn. Unit 'Dunne floor in Norllirrn Inu'ii. Admission $1--I-ndic.s Free. K V K R Y H O D Y COMIC! LOWER FOOD PRICES M A K E POSSIBLE I'OIl 14 Smith Delaware BIASON CITY, IOWA Tim Tom OH. OH. HERE'S A DOLLAR DAY SPECIAL RESTAURANT FOR. T H U R S D A Y DOLLAR DAY SHOPPERS Two Egg Sandwiches Largo Cut ot our Delicious Home Mudo PIE ANI ALL THF, GOOD COFFEE You Csui Drink 20c HUNT US DOWN 211 South Federal Two Blocks South oÂ£ Old Location SANBORLV'S RESTAURANT ItK'CTKIl FOOD OUR SPECIALS VALUES up to Will F?c! Sold on Thursday Only For NOW ON DISPLAY IN OUR WEST WINDOW JEWELRY CO. M. It. A. HLDG. m e Lloyd Wells' 11-Piece Band Qear Lake Country Qub Thursday, February 26 Don'l Miss It! All Your Friends Will Re There! Why pay OOc; or 7fic or more for Dinner when you can get a delicious meal ot wholesome, well coo Iced food al the Rainbow *\ p for O O C Juicy Steaks, cooked to order, are our specialty. Try our riio.'1-jm f r u n i n i n i6rv!co --ci':^; snlrtd:!, to.u-.tÂ«d .-.-uid- v/ichcs, clnliflMus oof.'ee, ice- cream (l'.Â»Uc3, home-mado jiic.s and cane 20 NORTH KKDKKAT, AVK.