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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, March 26, 1934
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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Sterling Groceries and Meat Markets NO. 1 -- NO. 2 -- NO. 3 TUESDAY -- WEDNESDAY -- THURSDAY We Deliver $1.00 Orders WE RESERVE THE BIGHT TO LIMIT MEAT DEPARTMENT Decker's Sliced Bacon, 5-lb. box ......... Decker's Beef Roasts, Ib ................ Decker's Choice Round Steak, Ib ........ Sterling Select Flank Steak, Ib ......... Sterling Hamburger (all meat), Ib ....... Sterling Ring Bologna, Ib ............. · Sterling Minced Ham, Ib ............... Sterling Veal Roast, Ib ............... Sterling Veal Steak, Ib ............ . . . . . Sterling Smoked Country Sausage, 2 Ibs. 35c l^ c ^«c l»c lOc lf c 15= I c 108,000 EGGS FOR EASTER One hundred and eight thousand eggs (108,000) were brought to the Sterling Groceries last week by the farmers. Select your Easter eggs here-- we will have more than that amount this week. Great big ones- white or brown. FRUIT DEPARTMENT 3c 5c lOc lOc New Cabbage, solid heads, Ib Lettuce, large solid heads. Celery, large, fancy stalks Radishes, bunches, 3 for Florida Seedless Grapefruit, 5 for 25c Arizona Seedless Grapefruit, 6 for 2oc Oranges, large, dozen '. 29c Oranges, giant size, dozen 3oc Oranges, good size, 2 dozen 35c New Long Range Rifles I see the police department has taken my advice and procured three long range rifles. Now we will have to get someone to shoot them. I would suggest that we get Don McFeak, Carl Snyder, T. Pipe, Bart Hall, and myself to do^the shooting--we are all good at shooting the bull. If we can't hit the bandits we can talk them to death. Dean's Milk, tall cans, 4 for .'. 25c Miracle Whip, pints !c DeSota Toilet Paper, 6 rolls 25c | Campbell's Tomato Juice, 5 cans . . 25c ' Van Camp's Pork and Beans, 5 cans 25c Libby's Sauerkraut, large can * lac Ketchup, large bottles, 2 for 25c Monarch Yacht Club Peas, can 15c Crackers, 2-lb. caddy 19c Oyster Crackers, 2-lb. caddy 19c Buy If You Can This Week The state tax of 2% goes on April the first, the 6% above cost, a ruling by the NRA, goes on April the first, that will make a big difference in your cost on groceries. Clear Lake Butter, Ib, . , . . . ? Brooms, extra good 39c Macaroni or Spaghetti, 5 pkgs 25c Banner Oats, large pkgs., 2 for -25c Monarch Gelatine, 5 pkgs. 25c Folger's Coffee, Ib. can 32c Folger's Coffee, 2-lb. can 61c Bliss Coffee, Ib. can 25c Monarch Breakfast Coffee, Ib 19c Peanut Butter, large jar 25c Peas, soaked, large can . . . ; . lOc WASHINGTON, D. C. When the Farmers' Union asked for cost of production you called them radicals, but I see that you are using the idea but not for the farmers.' The NBA pegged hours for workers, also wages. I would like to know which one of the brain trusts figured out the cost of keeping family on twelve dollars a week. The NBA now makes a ruling that the retail merchants must add-6% to the wholesale'cost, and the wholesaler must add 2% to his cost. Of course, the farmer and the consumer will have to pay that. In a way, you have protected the worker, the retailer and wholesaler, but what-about the farmer, he pays taxes just the same as the other three classes? Let's go on down the line and take the farmer in on the cost of production. I would like to figure out the cost of keeping a family. I would like also'to submit to you a cost of production on farm products by five of Cerro Gordo county's farmers. I understand that the farmer vote is small compared with the other three classes--the retailers, the-wholesalers and the workers--but you will never have prosperity in this country until you get the farmer cost-of-production, plus a profit. The farmer is In business just'the same as the retailer and the wholesaler. While we are in this jam, let's try helping all four classes at the same time. Sterling Coal Feed Co. We want to help all-of-you, then use the Famous Sterling Coal. LUKE B. MILLER JACK McCOLE, Mgr. P. and G. Soap, 10 bars 25c Oxydol, large pkg l»c »Crystal White Chips, 5-lb. box 29c Camay or Kirk's Hardwater Soap 5c Climax Cleaner, 3 cans 25c American Lye, 4 cans . . . . . . . . . i.- 25c i The Meaning of State Tax and NRA Ruling 100 pounds of Beet Sugar will cost you, this week at 'the Sterling Stores, $4.59. After April the first, it will advance 27c a sack. The 27 cents will be the state tax of 2% and the NBA B% ruling. Block Salt, each 39c ? Standard Oyster Shells, 100 Ibs 69c ' Pilot Oyster Shells. 100 Ibs 89c Chick Feed -- Seeds -- Seed Potatoes Jersey Cream Flour, 49-lb. bag... Sl-59 Occident Flour, 49-lb. bag $2.09 MR. FABMEE:--Bring us your eggs--cash or trade --any of the 3 stores. Use parking place. EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRlGGS UNIT NO. 6--HOW INDUSTRIES HAVE GROWN This is the twenty-ninth venture in the series of 36 explorations into the history of Iowa. One topic will appear in this paper each Monday during the school year. 2. To Learn About Meat Packing The bars of the gate in the rail-fence pen were lowered. Six boys on horseback and eight men with heavy clubs stood back and waited. Cautiously a long legged, sharp nosed, razor backed, spotted hog approached the open gate. The bristles on his back were erect. Twenty other hogs watched, ready for anything. Suddenly the bold leader, casting a sidelong glance at the men, snorted "Whoof," and was away down the road like a greyhound with the herd at his heels. The drive to market had started. Those hogs would run for miles before they were tired enough to be herded along the road to some Mississippi river town. The early settlers let_ their hogs run wild in the timber. These pioneer swine took care of themselves, feeding on hazelnuts, acorns, grass, and roots. The sows raised their litters of pigs like other wild creatures. In the fall they were lured into a farmyard pen baited with corn. There they were fed until cold weather. Though it was hard to fatten the tall, thin beasts, they nevertheless furnished most of the meat supply. Farmers did their own butchering. Hogs were easy to slaughter, and pork could be smoked and salted so that ii would keep a long time. Pork production developed first in the meat packing industry. This was natural. Swine were so easy to raise that the farmers had more than enough for their own use. Moreover corn soon became the bigges' grain crop, and hogs thrived on corn so that the two developed together. Packing houses were operated close to the sup rjly of hogs because the mea' was easier to transport t eastern markets than the live stock. Furthermore, pork couli be cured, whereas other mea had to be eaten while fresh Only since the railroads hav provided fast trains and refrig erator cars has the prepara tion of beef and mutton -i large packing centers been po; sible. The early merchants sol everything anybody wanted t buy, and bought anything the! customers had to sell. Befor the railroads came, farmer delivered their hogs on the hoo or hauled the frozen pork t town in sleds. But the mer CLARK RECEIVES LIFE IN PRISON Third Dillinger Gangster in Sarber Murder Gets His Sentence. LIMA, Ohio, March 26. (ff--Russel Clark, looking a trifle sleepy as usual, was sentenced by Judge E. Everett today to a life term in the Ohio penitentiary for the murder of Jess L. Sarber last October. Clark is the third Dillinger gangster to be tried for the murder which preceded the liberation of John Dillinger from the jail. Harry Pierpont and Charles Makley were sentenced Saturday to die in the electric chair July 13. Judge Everett overruled a motion for a new trial. MARCH 26 Bl 1934 he regulation of an Interstate ait commerce commission. Issue Certificates. McCarran said under his TM ea ? u £ a he commission would issue certificates of public convenience and necessity to all private lines in operation Jan. 1, 1934. «n a daily interstate schedule of 250 miles or more. No ban would be placed on companies which have fceen charged vith combining- to prevent compeu- ;ive bidding, but they would ba forced to free themselves from directorships interlocking with other aviation concerns. They would ba jerroitted to hold stock in other :ompanies as an investment, how- sver. Finishes Nurses' Training ALEXANDER, March 26.--MiS3 Bonnie Barker, who has finished icr nurses' training at Minneapolis, las returned home. The Sioux City Stock Yards and Packing Houses Courtesy of the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce chants in Keokuk, Burlington, rtuscatine, Davenport, a n d Dubuque had no way to ship ;his produce until the steamboats could get up the river in the spring. They had to slaughter the hogs and store the pork. Thus the general merchant became a meat packer. In the winter of 1853-54, one "pork house" in Davenport handled 19,000 hogs, and other firms elsewhere slaughtered even more. Next to fanning, pork packing became the most mportant Iowa industry and las remained so ever since. The significance of pork in the economic welfare of this state may be realized by a comparison with other industries, [owa has been first in the value of manufactured food products for the past three-quarters of a century. Naturally this type of manufacture, including cereals, dairy products, and meat, exceeds all others. Meat packing is by far the most important kind of food preparation. In 1929 a tenth of all Iowa factory workers were employed in packing plants, and the value of their products was more than a fourth of the value of all Iowa manufactures. Since 1923 .Iowa has ranked fourth among the states in meat packing. And nearly two- thirds of the output of our packing houses is pork. Before 1905 it was almost all pork, but since then the production of beef and mutton has -been increasing. Before 1850 pork packing was a. side line, but during the next ten years it became a separate and distinct industry. The armies in the Civil war ate large · quantities of ham and bacon, from which the river towns of Iowa .profited. Keokuk. claimed to rank fourth in the United States as a pork packing city just after the war. As late as 1874 more than half of the Iowa pork was packed in Keokuk, Burlington, and Muscatine, though the industry was beginning to move westward. The operations of the Sinclair plant put Cedar Rapids in first place among Iowa cities during the seventies, a position that was maintained almost continually until the turn of the century. Meanwhile, however, the Morrell plant in Ottumwa was expanding rapidly. Dubuque was the most important among the river cities, while pork packing in Des Moines, Marshalltown, Atlantic, and Council Bluffs showed the effects of increasing hog production and railroad transportation. In recen' years the operations of the Rath company in Waterloo and the Decker plant in Mason Citj have made those cities import ant in pork packing. The center of the meat pack ing industry, however, is Siouj City. The business was start ed there early in the seventie by J. B. Booge. Late in tb eighties three other plants be gan packing meat and within three years Sioux City ros from nowhere to fifth place ii the nation. The coming of th jig Chicago packers--Cudahy n 1892, Armour in 1901, and Swift in 1917--not only gave tability to the industry, but also guaranteed rapid and cer- ain growth. Since 1901 Sioux City has led all Iowa cities in meat packing. It is the fourth argest central livestock mar- cet. The stockyards cover 80 acres and have a daily capac- ty of 40,000 hogs, 25,000 cattle, and 30,000 sheep. More ;han a million and a half hogs and about 400,000 cattle are slaughtered there every year. By-products are among the most important elements in the modern meat packing business. [t is said that every part of ;he pig is used except his squeal. The packers declare that they pay more for the animals than they get for the meat. Their profits come from what used to be waste material. Soap, glue, bone meal, tank- age, tallow, lard, hides, gelatine, oleomargarine, and many- rare medicines are now obtained from parts that cannot be used as meat. Activity Hints 1. Visit a packing plant if possible. 2. Locate on a map the principal Iowa cities where meat nacking has been an important industry. 3. Write an essay explaining why the meat packing industry is important in Iowa. 4. Make a chart by using pictures showing the by-products of meat packing. Next week: "Cereal Mills." ARMY AIRMAIL BILL APPROVED Temporary Measure Sent to President After Action of House. WASHINGTON, March 26. 13")-The house today approved the administration's temporary airmail bill, completing congressional action on the measure. It now goes to the white house. · There was no doubt on capitol hill that President Roosevelt would sign it. Without a dissenting vote, the house adopted a conference report compromising its differences with the senate. Use Army Planes. In final form, the bill authorizes the postmaster general to use army airplanes and equipment for mai" carrying; requires that the planes be equipped for "safe" day anc night flying and the pilots trained in the use of the equipment; allows payment of expenses incurred b men used in the mail service; permits the replacement and repair of planes lost or damaged in mail service and directs the postmaster general to tell congress on the firs day of its session how much it cos to have the army carry the mails. Meanwhile, Senator McCarran (democrat, Nev.,) said he would in troduce a new bill providing for return of airmail to private carriers without competitive bidding, under Correct this sentence: "As soon as the affair began," said the husband, "my faithful friends told me all about it."--Fountain Inn Tribune. "How We Got That Way" --by Wyatt Started TO KN HUB, fOR FAILING TO PUT HIS HAND OUT WHEN GOING- AROUND A CURVE Don't fail to have us supply the concrete when laying foundations, sidewalks, driveways, cellar floors, lily pools, etc. Use Henkel's Ready Mixed Concrete for full satisfaction! HENKEL'S READY-MIXED CONCRETE PHONE 2626 OPEN A Savings Account at this friendly, helpful, alert bank! NORTHWEST SAVINGS BAN MASON CITY, IOWA ^ AFFILIATED WITH NORTHWrST BANCOKPOffMIOH i SALES TAX RULES TO BE PUBLISHED Will Be Made Available in Pamphlet Form Latter Part of Week. DES MOINES, March 26, CT-Rules and regulations governing the new 2 per cent retail sales tax will be available in pamphlet form the latter part of this week, Louis Roddewig, member of the state board of assessment and review, said today. He said that a supply would be sent chambers of commerce in the larger cities, while every county auditor and some banks would receive a shipment, .with the request they be made available to interested persons. The board has received hundreds of inquiries concerning the tax. They came from the pop corn man on the corner to the largest retail businesses in the state. Mr. Roddewig said that it was not the purpose of the board to invoke the penalties against persons who make unintentional errors, but that it was planned to "clamp down" on the "chiseler." Farmers Entertained by Commercial Club in Nora Springs Hall NORA SPRINGS, March 26.-The Commercial club gave a supper and program at the Legion hall Thursday evening, each member bringing as his guest a farmer friend. The supper was served by the women of the Christian churcn to about 125. The program given by the Commercial club consisted of moving pictures taken at the World's fair by B. C. Moody and his explanation. He also showed pictures taken in Nora Springs. Permanent Adoption of Six Hour Working Day Is Kellogg Plan BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 26. UF--W. K. Kellogg, president of ie Kellogg company, manufactur- ng cereal, today announced perma- aent adoption of the six hour work- ng day after'three years of operation, together with what he described as' the highest wage scale ever paid to the company's employes. The minimum hourly rate of 50 cents is being increased to 67 cents, tie said, along with a proportionate increase in other basic rates. Bonuses, he said, will make it possible for workers to increase this rate to 81 cents hourly. . , F. Willis Parrott Is Phi Eta Sigma Member F. Willis Parrott of Mason 'City was among the students elected to membership in Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman scholastic fraternity, and the highest scholastic honor obtainable by freshmen, at the University of Wisconsin this week, according to the announcement of Dean Scott. H. Goodnight, dean of men and national president of the organization. The number of men initiated this year into Phi Eta Sigma is 59, five per cent of the freshman class. There have never been more men initiated at any one time. In 1931 anc 1932 the same number were elected: but last year only 48 were invited to join the fraternity. Will Study at Columbia. FOREST CITY, March 26.--Miss Nina Slocum, dean of women ai Waldorf college, has been grantee a leave of absence and will next year study for an advanced degree at Columbia university. Mrs. Pauline Mundhjeld has resigned her position as instructor in the English department. WAGNER LABOR BILL ATTACKED Counsel for Manufacturers Calls Measure Invalid and Unsound. rf conference and co-operation. It would destroy in one class of workers and employers the very rights j which it undertakes to obtain .for another organization of workers. "It outlaws the natural and necessary Intercourse of employer and employe while ignoring or deliberately encouraging coercion ad unfair, ractices by organized labor/' WASHINGTON, March 26. A. contention that tie Wagner na- :ional labor board bill is "invalid in .aw and unsound in principle" was voiced today by James A. Emery, general counsel for the National Association "of Manufacturers, before the' senate labor committee. Representing both the National Association and 36 state associations' of · manufacturers. Emery made a lengthy attack upon the measure designed to both strengthen the labor board and outlaw the company unions. "By design of this measure," he said, "it gradually forces in operating effect but one form of labor organization and slowly but surely undertakes to drive all workers into it. It Ignores successful and practical experiments in new forms of collective relationships. "It will cast all labor relations in one mold, granting a labor monopoly to those who employ it. It will develop bitterness, discord and conflict by outlawing the development But if we build more waterways, won't it be necessary to subsidize them when trucks take their business?--Wisconsin State Journal. C O A L KENTUCKY NUT .00 ton Suitable for stove or furnace. Do not be misled by cheaper prices. Consolidated Coal Co. Phone 1178 Whether' you're moving near or far, we can move you. Expert movers handle your furniture and the finest padded vans insure safe, careful transport. RATES ARE REASONABLE Phone 216 CADWELL TRANSFER STORAGE CO. 80S Eighth Street S. W. 'TT'O matchless mechanism, General Electric has now added JL distinguished style and brilliant beauty of design that will instantly win your admiration. We believe these new dc luxe models are the most attractive refrigerators ever presented. Be sure you sec these new 1934 G-E models before you select your new refrigerator. They are now on display at our show rooms. Here you can see both types of household refrigerators demonstrated--the sealed-in-steel Monitor Top, and the conventional type fiat-top. G-E offers both and you can have your choice. A SMALL DOWN PAYMENT PUTS A G-E IN YOUR HOME REMEMBER . . . IF YOU BUY THIS MONTH YOU SAVE THE TAX

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