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February 26, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 10

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10 ·MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FEBRUARY 26 ·· 1931 l_ i TIRE AND BATTERY SHOP OPENING SATURDAY 24 HOUR SERVICE OFFERED BY NEW ESTABLISHMENT All Equipment New and of , Modern Design, Says v Sales Manager. · Twenty-four hours a day service will be offered by the Brewer Tire and Battery company, Inc., at Delaware avenue and Second street northeast. The station will have its formal opening Saturday. Mrs. Helen M. Brewer, formerly preai- 'dent of the Red Ball Transportation company, is general manager of the business. All the equipment is entirely new and of the most modern and hjgh' quality design, according to Ross Clark, sales-manager. Special grease guns and special lubricants are provided for every particular part of the automobile, declared Mr. Clark as he displayed a rack on which was exhibited a group of variously shaped grease guns. Beside each gun was a container of the special grease or oil for its particular use. Washer Throws Spray. The power washer will throw a fine, almost mistlike spray controlled up to 300 pounds. The wash rack is provided with four flood lights for night service. ' The battery charger is of the constant potential type. Batteries, cannot be overcharged with the equipment, Mr. Clark said. Vulcanizing equipment is all thermostatically controlled. No danger of over-curing or of burning the tube with equipment in which the thermostatic feature incorporated is possible. * Brake testing is done with a Firestone cowdrey dynamic tester, a machine which gives an accurate reading for all or any one of the wheels on an automobile. The machine is in charge of John Lein, who took a. special factory course on the machine and its operation. The machine gives a reading for the entire turn of the wheel an unusual feature, according to Mr. Clark, who said the machine has been proved to be absolutely accurate. Storage for 100 Cars. Storage s"T^ for 100 automobiles is provided in the building. A BREWER SHOP HEADS COUGHS HOMEY '·Jhe KfhobtcftBuly.._, OfUl JAR-' OVER 100 MILLIOH BOTTLES USED I 1 , EYES,. ,, EXAMINED r-BROKKN I Lh:N.S FRAMES REPLACED' Up to date equipment, a splendid si o c.k -- assures smart optician service. Moderate charges. low**' Trarel By Train It Costs Less BARGAIN FARES TO MANY PLACES Tmvet by train . . . i t coats lets . ..«ad It'Bmuch more comfortable. 'Wintry days are June day* i n roo my, ·team-heated reel in La 7 chair c*r« or coaches. Plenty of room to atroll about . . . to read or io rert . . . plenty of room for your wraps and lojnzaRe- . - a n d ·» you ride,you can dine leisurely nod sumptuously it vety moderate coat. Hound Trip Week-End Fares Travel in Comfortable Coachea Austin, Minn. . . . §1.05 Minneapolis, Minn . . 3.50 St. Paul, Minn. . . . 3.50 Ft. DodKC, la 1.85 Omaha, Neh 5.00 One Way Coach Fares Dally Arizona . . . . CaHfornia . . . $47.40 Low Rood Trip Fares Dally Ticket* good la Pullmans, berth s ex tn LosAneeJts . . ) San Diego . . . $127.84 San Fruiclcea. . ) On your next trip confer With your eearestGreat Western acenLHecaa a*ve you money DO matter where yon want to go. ]. H. McWtitr*. Cenl Agent C. G. W. Station. Mnjon City. Ij. Than* IK 17?R MRS.- HELEN M. BREWER General Manager Burns Hits Mason City System of Government Flays City Manager and 3 rellow Councnmen in Fort Dodge Letter. Vigorous criticism of the city manager form of government was expressed by J. J. Burns, Mason Cicy councilman, in a letter written to James M. Campbell of Fort iJodge and recopied by the. Fort jJodge Messenger Wednesday. An election to determine whether Fort Oodge shall change to the city manager form or continue with the commission government Js scheduled for next Wednesday and Mr. Burns' letter was written to discourage the change. In his letter Mr. .Burns assails ROSS CLARK Sales Manager Firestone warehouse is located in the basement. The service truck is equipped to go on the road at any time. All tools are carried inside out of the weather. The truck carries an air compressor, a length of hose, a ipotlight and a vulcanizer and is iquipped to change a tire at any .intie. The building is spacious and is equipped with a view to giving service to the public, Mr. Clark declared. The gasoline service station is equipped with, modern electric jumps. RICH Ofit MINES OPENED IN TEXAS Territory Is Located Where Spaniards Worked Four Centuries Ago. SHAFTER, Tex., Feb. 26. (UP) -Three mines will open somewhere near'here seeking gold and silver, lead and zinc, in the wild country where the Spaniards, four centuries ago, had their crude mines' and smelters. All,will work properties already proved rich in ores. They are the Shatter, Red Bird and Boquillas mines, which in the past have yielded about $20,000,000 worth of ore. The Shatter mine, established hy General Shafter in 1885,-produced about ?500,000 worth of ore in its last year of operation. The Boquillas mines are said to consist of mountains of rock .rich in silver, lead, zinc and gold, with more raw riches than in any other section of North America. They are located on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, and ore must he freighted 207 miles to the nearest railroad line. The Bird mines, 11 miles east of Alpine, are said to have formations idential with those of the Shafter mines, altho they have never been worked successfully. ihree fellow members of the Mason City council, criticizes the city manager and states that "the only reason I ran was to try and stop the raising of wages of city employes and other excessive expenses in the way of purchasing machinery and other equipment." Mr. Burns recalls his previous service on the council several years ago and leaves the inference that the old alderraanic form of government is preferable to the one in use here now. Criticisms In Direct Conflict. Referring to Mr. Burns contention that city employes are Overpaid, an editorial in the Messenger ·ecalls the criticism made by W. H. Grlebling, secretary of the Mason y Trades and Labor assembly, to :he effect that "all work was done )y cheap labor, paying no attention o wages or conditions for which a municipality should be a model.'.' "In the communication in last night's. Messenger," the editorial concludes, "Fort Dodge people are urged to defeat the council-manager )lan because as a main reason, city workers in Mason City weren't .getting enough pay. "And now, In a communication printed tonight, Fort Dodge people are urged to defeat the council- manager plan because, also as a leading 1 reason, city workers in Masot* City are paid too high wages. "Such statements are hard to figure. In fact, they can't be figured. Somebody got his wires crossed all right." Full Text of tetter Given. The full text of the letter from Mr. Burns Is as follows: "I read an -article in the Mason City Globe-Gazette froni a Fort Dodge paper where they had an interview with our city manager, Mr. Hopkins. He claims what wonderful things he has done for the tax payers of our city, but when the tax payers consult their tax receipts, they cannot agree with him. ,-^I.sery.ed.lO^yeara, some thre ago as councilman under the council form of government. I worked 1 with good businessmen, all heavy tax payers. When I left the council, the entire etx levy was 87 mills. It Is now 186.6 mills, or nearly 100 mills more. Not Due to Paving. "Paving doesn't add anything to the city debt, as the property owners, who are especially benefitted, have to pay for the paving. In my time, before on the council, we had a street and alley fund. The city paid for the intersections but they have had no street and alley fund for several yeacs, and' the abutting or adjacent property has to now pay for te intersections In addition to the street paving. "I was again elected on the council, and took my seat last April. The only reason that I ran was to try and stop the raising of the wages of city employes, and other excessive expenses in the way of purchasing machinery and other equipment. Brot in Outsiders, Claim. "The law says that the manager shall work under the directions of the council. This, our manager does not do. He has hired 1 out-of- town men for policemen, he has also violated our city ordinances. We had an ordinance passed in 1H16 which says' that a man must be a resident of Mason City for one year or more before he can serve on the police or fire department. "This, he ignored a short time ago, and brot a man frorn Perry, Iowa, and put him on as policeman. He also violated' the fire ordinance, and allowed his millionaire company the Kresge chain stores, to use lumber or other innammable materials in the construction of Us new building, whlcn was erected within the fire district--a direct violation of the fire ordinance. "He has a purchasing agent at a salary of $200 a month, water commissioner at $4,000 a year, and all kinda of excess help, but no matter what he does, he is backed up by three members of. the council. "I don't think he pays taxes--if he does, it is very little, but he draws 57,000 a year from the .taxpayers of Mason City. I don't think our mayor pays taxes either, as I know of no prop'erty he owns in our city. "Under this form of government, the council appoints three men to equalize the taxes, and I promise, the small householders, or small property owners will pay their full share, or even more. Wolf in Dark Too, He Says. "Neither Mr. Wolf nor myself are able to tell anyone what the city pays for anything. We passed a resolution a short time ago, asking that the' purchasing agent make a list of everything that he bought during the month, where he bought it and what he paid for it--an itemized account of all. This Is ignored by, the purchasing agent, and also the manager, whom he works under. "Our monthly statements that we get set up so many hundred dollars for coal, but It does not show the prise per ton, miscellaneous as high as $1,900 and incidentals, $240 a. month have not been itemized; therefore, Mr. Wolf nor myself have not been able to find out what was paid a ton in the first instance and what was bought In the second Instance. Pays Heavily to Unions. "I am a passenger engineer on the Milwaukee road, and have been for over 40 years, and have probably paid more to labor organizations than any man in · northern Iowa. What property I have, I want my children to get--and I don't want out-of-town, big-salaried men CALLUS FOR GLASS r SERVICE NOW Just call us and your glass troubles are over. You'll be agreeably, surprised with our modest charges. HUGH DAVEY* SON 15 SECOND ST SW PHONE 874- M A S O N C I T Y IOWA to get It away from, them with heavy taxes. "Remember, you can't change the manager form of government for six years, and I will promise the people of Fort Dodge they will be very sorry if they ever adopt the manager form of government." woRTiTvALu! ON BUILDINGS, LAND IS $25,558,207 Director of Census Reports Increase in Buildings Placed on Farms. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26--The value of land and buildings in Worth county in 1930 was placed at $25,558,207, according to a statement issued by the director of census. Land alone was valued at $18,345,635 and buildings at $7,212,572. Of the buildings dwelling alone accounted for $3,132,875. The value of land and buildings in 1920 was $42,732,525 and in 1925 $31,194,546. The value of buildings increased from $5,795,985 in 1920 to $7,163,680 in 1925 and $7,212,572 in 1930. In 1920 there were 1,461 farms of 242,561 acres in Worth county in 3925 and there were 1,460 farms of 247,461 acres and in 1030 there were 1,472 farms of 248,422 acres. Tl.e average acres in a farm in 1930 was 168.8. The value' of implements and machinery was $2,014,457. In 1930 the average value of land and buildings for each farm was 17,363 or $102.88 an acre. 762 Operate Own Farms. There were 762 farms in 1930 in Worth county operated by owners and compared with 833 in 1920; 15 were operated by managers in 1930 CLUB MEMBER LEADS DRY RAID Manager of Exclusive Club in Philadelphia Arrested for Possession. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26. UPir- Thi Manufacturer's club, one of Philadelphia's most exclusive institutions, was raided early today by a special police detail personally directed by Maj. Lemuel B. Schofield, director of public safety, a member of the club. A raiding party entered the club shortly before 2 o'clock. In a suite of rooms on an upper floor, Director Schofleld said he found a regular old fashioned bar. From 100 nearby lockers and the bar the raiders said they removed between 500 and 800 quarts of liquor. The manager of the club, August Bolli, was arrested on a charge of possession. A number of members of the club were in the luxuriously appointed barroom. They were not arrested. A dispatch says "General Pershing has accepted an invitation to be a distinguished guest." In fact, he could hardly be any other kind.-Shelby County Herald. Congratulations "Helen" Thanks for the Sign Orders H. B. FARRER SYSTEM -- S I G N S -- · Now Located at 1415-17 So. Fed. CONGRATULATIONS-to the., Brewer Tire Battery Co. on their opening A part of the modern equipment consisting of an Air Compressor and Car Washer were sold and installed by the-- i HawkeyeSupply Mfg. Co. as compared with 14 in 1920 and 695 were operated by tenants in 1930 as compared with 614 in 1920. In 1930 121,442 acres were operated by owners, 3,489 by managers and 123,491 by tenants. From 1920 to 1930 there was little variation in the size of the farms, the majority, 641 in 1930, being in the group from 100 to 174 acres. Classifications of land in 1930 and 1925 were: Total- crop land, 175,459 and 176,529; harvested, 171,349 and 174,949; crop failure, 1,063 and 912; idle, 3,047 and 668; total pasture land, 57,261 and 56,122; plowable, 26,410 and 26,807; woodland, 5,347 and 5,093; other land, 25,504 .and 24,222; woodland pasture, 915 and 1,402; all other land, 14,787 and 13,408. , Mules Increase to 195 Worth county livestock figures for 1930 and 1920 were: Horses, 7,614 ad 9,503; mules, 195 and 105; cattle, 28.931 and 41,632; milk cows, 13,786 and 12,993; hogs, 36,206 and 43,030; chickens, 221,193 and 189,565. The acreages for grain harvested in 1929 and 1924 were: Corn harvested for grain, 47,768 and 43,246; oats threshed for grain, 52,476 and 63,338; barley, 6,182 and 1,197; flaxseed, 1,623 and 1,543; hay, 31,242 and 34,050; corn cut for silage, 5,058 and 4,384; potatoes, 598 and 812. Production figures by units in Worth county in 1929 and 1924 were: Corn harvested for grain, 1,719,384 and 997,759 bushels; oats threshed for grain, 1,805,276 and 2,932,172 bushels; barley, 161,799 Rub your throbbing forehead with IJ refreshing BAUME BENGUfi (pro- -nouncedB«n-Giy). Itremoyes congestion and brings soothing relief at once. '*V Ask for ^t 1 B e n - G a y Aenpt No SubitltutH CONGRATULATIONS-to the Brewer Tire Battery Co. ON THEIR OPENING The Painting and Decorating was Done By-H O N S E Y S O N 616 North Jefferson Ave. Phone 649 Congratulations-- to the Management of BREWER TIRE COMPANY, Inc. on Their Opening All Electric Motor Installations in this modern, completely motorized car servicing establishment made by-Peoples Gas Electric Company P. G. and E. 'Tor Better Appliances" We Are Proud To Have Been Asked to Do the Remodeling: FOR THE BREWER TIRE AND BATTERY CO, INC. f We Congratulate Them on Their Opening Rye Construction Co. and 44,391 bushels; flaxseed, 12,220 and 15,602 bushels; hay, 46,746 and 42,878 tons;' corn cut for silage. 43,331 and 30,027 tons; potatoes 50,153 and 85,331 tons. Mixed grains were harvested to the amount at 289,262 bushels on 8,657 acres in 1929. Drops Dead on Street. d IOWA CITY, Feb. 26. UR--Seized by a sudden heart attack, Winfield Hughes, 80, a piano dealer, dropped: dead In front of the po 3 toff Ice here. 5 West State Phone 92S WE CONGRATULATE-Brewer Tire Battery Co. ON THEIR OPENING We Are Glad'to Have Been Asked to Install the Wiring and Fixtures. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 318 South Folk Ave. Phone 894 H. C. DETERMAN WE EXTEND . . . Heartiest Congratulations to the , BREWER TIRE CO. On Their Opening C. I. Snyder Company ALL UNES OF INSURANCE M. B. A. Bldg. Phone 404 We Congratulate the Brewer Tire Battery Co. Incorporated on the Opening of a New Institution in Mason City SATURDAY February 28 REPASS AUTOMOBILE . COMPANY, Inc. Wholesale Automotive Accessories and Equipment Waterfoo, Iowa We Wish To -Congratulate the ** Brewer Tire Battery On opening one of the best equipped and finest layouts in this territory for Maintenance Service to Automobiles. Grand Opening Saturday February 28 Sieg-Fort Dodge Company Distributors of Automotive Equipment and Supplies FORT DODGE, IOWA I

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