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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 28 1934 '1 4 ^ INDUSTRY MAKES BOOSTS IN WAGES (her 300,000 Workers Are Affected, Mostly Auto -'- and Steel Men. WASHINGTON, March 28. C5"-- In the three crowded weeke since President Roosevelt appealed to in- duetry to raise wages and shorten hours, potential pay boosts affecting over 300,000 workers have been announced. An incomplete survey, today Showed that the greatest beneficiaries, numerically, will be workers m the automobile and steel -Industries. Steel wages appeared .on the way up as part of a general movement ·within the industry. Various companies announced 10 per cent boosts yesterday and last night Keep 40 Hour Week. Although retention of the 40 hour week appeared general, those listed latest as increasing pay, effective j April 1, include: : The National Steel corporation, Pittsburgh, affecting 18,000 em- ? The ' Jones and Laughlin Steel '·\ corporation, Pittsburgh, affecting 17,000 workers; rThe Great Lakes Steel corporation,' Detroit, 4,500 mechanical em- P The 'wheeling Steel corporation, 0,500 employes. . Other corporations making like increases include the Corrigan-Mc- J Kinney Steel company and the , American Rolling Mill company. , Increase In Wage*. The National Automobile Chamber of Commerce announced to the , midst of recent efforts to avert tie t' threatened strike that it would 1 recommend to its members a 36 hour week instead of the present " 40 with compensating increases in i waire rates. This program is exact- -rthat asked by Hugh S Johnson, , NRA head, from code authonUes. The raise would affect 183,000 ' workers, but how many additional ,, jobs would be created has been dis- " "puted. Other participants in the hour shortening, pay-raising program inelude: x ' 3,000 More Jobs. The refractories industry, so ad' vised by its code authority, to create 2,000 more jobs. Schenley Products company, distillers, 1,000 additional jobs in New ' York, Pennsylvania, Indiana' and Kentucky. StrH other concerns have increas- «d pay without reducing hours. Most prominent of these was the Ford Motor company, cedwhich announced restoration of the $5 a day mum wage, affecting 47,000 I ____.JHourly. Wage. XaFpercenf Increase in hourly wages was announced yesterday by Corn Products Refining eompaf ?· iffecbng between 2,200 and 2,400 ",4 workers. Early in the week the federal re' Vrve reported increased employment during March in the steel, au- tomobile and textile industries. William Green, president or the ' American federation of labor, came ·forward, however, with a statement t that although industrial employment increased by 350,000 In February, approximately 920,000 were dropped by the civil works adaun istration. , Lillian B. Lewis Is / New Demonstrator in Fayette, Winneshiel WEST UNION, March 28.--Miss .Lillian B. Lewis of Boone is* the new I home demonstration agent for Fay - ette and Winnishiek counties. Miss -C Lewis, teacher of home economics ~~ and English at Shellrock, lives a -' Boone with her aunt, Mrs. A. J Barclay, and is a. graduate of low ·^ State college class of 1929. Repre 1 sentatives of the Farm Bureaus o l Fayette and Winneshiek countie - met here Tuesday afternoon, elec ing Miss Lewis to the position afte ·^ interviewing four candidates. Mis f Lewis will begin work April 15. Miss | i Geraldine Brainard, for five year* £, home demonstration agent of thea f counties, resigned to be married. 1 Indians Defeat North I Iowa Five by 53 to 30 { on Way to Dakota Home I ALGONA, March 28.---The most clever basketball team to visit Al- 4 gona this season, including profes- * siorial outfits, the St. Francis Mis, J *ion Redskins of St. Francis, S. I Dak., defeated Algona academy here I last night, 53 to SO. t The team stopped off at Algona during its .trip homa after taking part in the national Catholic basketball tournament in Chicago. The Redskins were eliminated in the . semifinals of the national meeting:. ? \ Although the Algona boys played a fast game, the Indians led through^ out the contest. [ Ernest Oxley Hurt at Decorah From Cavein DECORAH, March 28.--Ernest Oxley, father of Alden Oxley, proprietor of the Sweet Shop, is in the Decorah hospital with both legs fractured as the result of a cavein »the south part of town. Mr. Oxley was at the rock pile in south Decorah, when the cavein occurred. Tor over an hour he lay under the rock shouting for help before he ·was heard. He was crushed by the lime dust and the small bone in his right leg fractured, while the bone »bovs the toee In ils left leg was roken. Mr. CMey was taken to the ecorah hospital where.he will be ared for for several weeks. 2 CHARLES CITY MEN ARRESTED Are Caught After Attempt to Break Lock on Station at Hutchison. CHARLES CITY, March 28.-Cleo Chepley and LaVerne Friend, oth of Charles City, were arrested ast night by the Black Hawk coun- T sheriff after the two, officers :ated, had attempted to break a ock on the railroad station at Hut- ilson. They were held to the grand ury. Friend was on parole from few Hampton, where he was sen- enced for driving- while drunk. TOURNEYGATE IS $600 HERE 4cal District Meet Brings Sixth High Total in State Lists. DES MOINES, March 28. (St-- owa basketball fans paid more than 30,000 to see the teams play in the ectional and district meets of the owa high school tournament, fig- res released today by George A. rown, secretary of the athletic as- ociation, showed. Gross receipts from the 42 sec- onal meets amounted to $23,792.88, f which the athletic association re- eived $8,841.48. From the associa- ion's share was taken the expense or basketballs, awards, overhead xpenses, and fees and expenses of fficials. The officials received $3,66.26. Seven of the eight district meets grossed $7,163.35, with the receipts f the Oskaloosa tournament not et available. Des Moines had the Iggest gate at the district meets with $1,630.80, while Waterloo toped the sectional tournament sites with ?1,159.55. The gross receipts at each of the istrict tournaments, except Oska- xsa, were as follows: Des Moines $1,630.80 Estherville 1,338.80 Waterloo 1,329.90 Creston 1,027.25 Oelwein · · 626.40 Mason City 621.60 Cedar Rapids 588.60 Figures for the final tournament- t Cedar Falls, will not be available or another week or 10 days, Brown aid. HOG MARKET STEADY TO 10 CENTS LOWER WHEAT MARKET RECOVERS SOME Dust Storm Reports Lead to Advance but Net Gains Fail to Hold. CHICAGO, March 28. W--Terrific dust storms reported in parts of Kansas, with definite mention of crop damage, led to upturns in wheat prices late today. Net gains failed to hold, however, in the absence of sustained buying power. May delivery of wheat acted somwhat congested owing to scantiness of contract stocks here, only 2,800,000 bushels, as against an open interest in May amounting to nearly 68,000,000 busftels. Wheat closed irregular, % lower to % higher than yesterday's finish, May 85%@%, July 85@85H; corn %@}i down, May 48%, July 50%@%; oats *(§) off, and provisions varying from 5 cents decline to a rise of 12 cents. CHICAGO CASH GRAIN. CHICAGO, March 28. (.5V-Wheat: No. 2 hard 8VA@%c-, No. 3 mixed weeirfly 85c. Com: No. 2 mixed 48c; No. 5 mixed ·tSJic; No. 2 yellow 48c: No. 3 yellow 47® 473ie; No. 4 yellow 46}4c; sample grade 40c; (lake billing, No. 2 yellow 47®47',ic; No. 3 yellow 4654C1 No. 2 white 50c). oats: No. 1 white 35c; No. 2 white 3414 ®Kc; No, 3 white 331i@%c; No. 4 white No rye. Barley: 48® Sic. Timothy seed: S6.EOS7 cwt. Clover seed: SIKS'12.50 cwt. Lard, tierces, 6.12; loose lard 6.12; bellies 8.00. Produce MASON CITY, March 28.-Cash Quotation* by E. G. Hone Eggs (current receipts) I3c Heavy hens, 4% Ibs. and over ,.10c Light hens 6c Springs (heavy breeds) lOc Springs (Leghorn breeds)., 6c Stags 6c Old cocks (heavy) -- 5c Ducks Geese .6c Turkeys, No. 1 ............... 13c Merchant* Qnotettem Eggs, cash ............... 13-14c" Eggs, in trade ......... . ---- 15-16c* Butter, Plymouth Butter, Clear Lake Butter, State Brand 31c 28c , 31c Butter, Very Best ............ 31c Butter, Dairy Maid ............ 28c Home grown potatoes, peck . . . .30c ·EDITOR'S NOTE^Theae representative quotations were obtained by calling seven] downtown grocery stores. CHICAGO PRODUCE. CHICAGO, llarcn 28. UP!--Butter, 6,808, unsettled; creamery, specials (93 score) 22% ®23i4c; extras (92) 22%c; eitm firsts (9001) 22{S22Uc; firsts (88-89) 21@21»c; seconds (86-87) 20%c; standards (90 central- ked carlots) 22«c. Eggs, 25,773, unsettled, prices unchanged. CHICAGO POUITRV. CHICAGO. March 28. t.tv-Pooltry, live, 1 car, 31 trucks, firm; hens over 5 Ibs. 18c, 5 Ibs. and under 17c; Leghorn hens 13c; Plymouth Rock broilers 27c. White RocK 25c, colored 25c, Leghorn 22C, barebacks 21c; Rock springs 17®19c. colored 17c; Leghorn chickens lie; roosters 9c; turkeys 12®22c; ducks 14(9180; geese 12C. MasonCityGrain Barley MASON CTTT, March 28.-- 30-45C No. 2 yellow old shelled corn No. 3 yellow new shelled corn No. 3 yellow ear corn White oats, No. 3, SO IDS., or better ..34c ..32c , .30c NEW TORK PRODUCE. NEW TORK, March 28, Wl--Butter, 17,59, weaker. Creamery, higher than extra 3WS24Vlc; extra (92 score) 23V1C; first 87-91 scores) 22%®23c: seconds unquoted; entrallzed (80 score) 23c. 64,534, steady. Mixed colors, stand- CHAIN CLOSE. CHICAGO, March 28. (.Pi-- PRESSBOX (Conttnata nm Sport,! PXe ouch of its newness than the plans begin for the 1935 meeting. e * * * The dates will be March 21, 22 and 28 next year, with sectional meetings listed .for March 7, 8 and 9, and district tournaments sandwiched b e t w e e n , March 14, 15 and 16. The final site will be chosen this summer. Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls and Iowa City are the bidders for the final meeting at present. * o * Just one more sidelight on the 1934 state tourney: C. W. North, who is principal of New Hampton ·i^h school at. present, coached a George high school team, five years ago. George was the little class B outfit that seemed slated to do a "Dtinkerton" at one time this sea- May July Sept CORN-May July Sept OATS-May July Sept RYE-May July Sept. BARLEY-May July sept LARD-May July Sept BELIJBS-- May July High .55 .85% .86% Low .55 .84=4 .45% .32 S .33 .32* .44% , 8.25 . 6.32 . 6.52 . 8.00 8.20 .44% 6.1" 6.22 6.40 7.75 8.05 Close .85% .85 .80 .48i .50% .52 % .33% .58% M-i .46 .43 6.25 6.30 8.52 8.00 8.20 WEDNESDAY GRAEf CLOSE. CHICAGO, March 28. CSV- May ....... July ....... sept ........ CORN-May ....... July ....... Sept. ....... OATS -May ...... July ...... . Sept. ...... EYE -May ...... July ...... Sept ....... BAKLET-- May ..... . July ...... Sept. ...... Sept May July Open close Today Yesterday .85U .84 S .48"', .507s .32% .33 .33 .55 .59 .60 5i .85% .85 Vi .86% .48?i .50 S .52-i .32% .33 y.. .33 .46 .48 6.27 6.35 6.55 7.87 8.20 Close Year Ago .53% .54 .54S .29% .31H .33% PRODUCE FUTURES. CHICAGO, March 28. f. 1 ?. 1 --EBS futures losed: Storage packed firsts March 17iic; torage packed firsts April 18c; refrigerator taudards October 19TiiC. Butter futures: Storage standards March · H©?ic: storage standards November 3%c; fresh standards June 22c. Potato futures: Idaho russets April $1,73. , , , irds and commercial standards Irsts 17«@!ic; dirties No. 1, 42 Ibs., 18U ?%c; other mixed colors unchanged. - Dressed 13®23c; NEW YORK FOCMKV. NEW TORK, March 28. IA .loultry steady. Chickens, frozen other grades unchanged. Live poultry, steady. Turkeys, express 23 ®33c; ducks, express 18S?19e; other express and all freight unchanged. DRESSED PORK DEMAND DROPS Top $4.55 With Bulk Sold From $4 to $4.50 in Slow Trading. CHCAGO, March 28. LK--The hog market declined again today despite an abridgement ^of^ supplies. Prices ruled steady to 10 cents lower in slow trading. Receipts were as estimated yesterday, but the cold wave moderated in the eastern states and dressed pork demand relapsed again into lethargy. The top was $4.55 with the bulk selling from $4 to $4.50. Packers had half the run oa direct billing and left the trade largely to other buyers. Another bearish influence was the imminent departure of the government buyers from the source of action. Friday should be their last day of operation on the current movement for obtaining relief supplies and although their purchases have not been heavy, they have been fairly consistent. The two weeks period expires this week, but probably no hogs will be bought on Saturday's light run. Outside markets reported heavier receipts than a year ago and only slightly under last Wednesday. The market undertone was generally weak with prices ranging from 10 to 20 cents lower. Cattle trade was moderately active with prices steady to strong. Best steers and yearlings were in demand by shippers and topped readily at 57.65, unchanged. It was mainly a 55.25 to $7 market. Supplies were about normal. Sheep were steady to stronger on a much smaller run. Receipts the first two days of the week were far too liberal and the run WM cut down to 6,000 head, 2,000 under the estimates and only a quarter of Monday's oversized supply. Most good fat lamba were held at $9.25 and above, but packers were not bidding much above $9. Trade was slow getting under way. Hog Markets MIDWEST HOCS Hog prices at midwest markets Wednw WATEJILOO--Prime hoga ISO to 200 Its. S3.35S-365; 200 to 260 Ibs. $3.45@3.75; 290 to 300 Ibs. J3.35®3.C5; 300 to 325 Ibs. $3.25®3.55: 325 to 350 lb«. 53.2033.50; good packers I2.90®3.10. CEDAR BAPIUS-- Prime hogs 181) to 200 Ibs. .$3.60; 200 to 200 Ibs. $3.70! 280 to 280 Ibs. ?3.6S; 280 to 300 Ibs. $3.60; 300 to 320 Ibs. $3.50; 320 to 340 Ibs. S3.4U; good packers to 350 Ibs. 52.00; to 400 Ibs. S2."~ to 450 Ibs. ?2.70; to 500 Ibs. ?2.60. Con No. 2 yellow 36c; No. 3 yellow 35c. OTTUMWA--5c to lOc lower; 140 to 160 Ibs. $2.30; 160 to 180 Ibe. $3.30: ISO to 200 Ibs. $3.75; 200 to 240 Ibs. $3.DO; 240 to 260 Ibs. S3.85; 200 to 280 Ibs. 53.75; 280 to 310 Ibs. ?3.65; 310 to 350 Ibs. 53.50; over 350 Ibs. 53.10®3.40; packers under 350 Ibi S2.90®3.20; packers 350 to 450 Ibs. $2.80fp 3.10; packers over 500 Ibs. 52.60W2.90; thin packers and pigs priced at killing values. DES MOINES--5-10c lower; 120 to 160 Ibs. 52(j!3.25: 160 to 300 Ibs. S3.25(53.65; 300 to 400 Ibs. 53.3593.65; good packers, blank. AUSTIN--Choice light lights 140 to 100 Ibs. $3.05; choice lights 160 to 180 Ibs. 53.40; choice medium 180 to 250 Ibs. $3.80; choice heavy butcher 250 to 290 Ibs. 53.65, 290 to 350 Ibs. $3.50, 350 Ibs. and up 53-30; choice packers 275 to 350 Ibs. 53.05, 350 to 425 Its. $2.95, 425 Ibs. and up 52.80. HIDES, WOOL Quotations Furnished bj Wolf Bros., In, 308 Fifth Street Southwest. HIDES Horaehides S1.T5 Cured eef hides 5%c Green beef hides 4c WOOL No. l clean bright 24c Ib. Semibright 23c !b. Rejects 19o Ib. WOOL MABKJET. BOSTON, March 28. (.¥--U. S. department of agriculture-Very few sales were closed in the Boston ..'ool market today. While some Inquiries were received on the finer quality western grown wools, the Inquiries in most cases did not result in sales. A weaker sentiment toward wool values made It possible for buyers -who had to cover limited current requirements to buy at prices mostly on the low side of recent price ranges. Mason City Livestock lO.MIHNEIt HOQ RECEIPTS. DES MOINES. March 28. (JP)--U. S. department of agriculture-Combined hog receipts at 22 concentration yards and 7 packing plants located In tcrior Iowa and southern Minnesota for the 24 hour period ended at 8 a. m. today VJere 51,100 compared with 21,500 a week ago and 18,300 a year ago. Slow, r,c to lOc, mostly lOc, lower than early Tuesday, som« packing sows off more, loading ton continue fairly liberal for Wednesday. Quotations: Good and choice, light lights 140 to 160 Ibs. 52.SOffi3.60; light weights 160 to 180 Ibs. S3.255S3.S5; 180 to 200 Ibs. S3.65P4; medium weights, 200 to 220 Ibs. J3.75S14.05; 220 to 250 Ibs. 53.75(8)4.05; heavy weights 250 to 290 Ibs. $3.65®4; 290 to 350 Ibs. 53.40(53,90; good packing so 275 to 350 Ibs. J3.05®3.35; 350 to 425 Ibs. S2.85@3.30; 425 to 550 Ibs. S2.80®3.15. ©5.25; beef cows S2.35SP3.50; odd head more; low cutters and cutters 51.505J2.50; common and medium bulls S2.25(-?2,75; medium to good 600 to 700 Ib. feeder steers 53.75®4.50; calves 3.200; opening steady at S5.50S6.50 for strictly good to choice; later bids about 50c lower or 56 down. HOGS 7.500; averaging weak to lOc lower rhaft-Tuesday; bulk better 170 to 230 Ibs. S3.90P4 to all interests; most 250 to 340 Ibs. 53.50®3.90; better 130 to 100 Ibs. S34 3.85 or above; slaughter pigs $2.50S?3; pack- Ings sows 53(fr3.23; average cost Tuesday S3.63; weight 224. SHEEP 3,500; run Includes 12 loads fed wooled lamba; very little done early; sellers asking higher on slaughter lambs or $9 or above on best kinds; buyers talking lower early; Tuesday bulk 81 to 102 Ibs. fed wooled lambs JS.75; one deck choice 103 Ib. fed yearlings 58. Market Notes By. T1CREB TAPE 4.27 4.35 4.47 4.97 5.10 Writs Askd by Olds Are Denied by Supreme Court CHARLES CITY, March 28.--The supreme court yesterday denied writs asked by Russell B. Olds to set aside an injunction issued against Olds' divorce action in Chicago and attacking the validity of an attachment of $50,000 against Olds' property in Mrs. Olds' successful suit for separate maintenance. The decision was given by Justice George. Clausen. OMAHA GRAIN Will Bun for Supervisor. DBCORAH, March 28.--John M. Elliott, fourth ward alderman, expects to run for the office of su- ervisor of the fifth district on the democratic ticket Mr. Elliott is now serving his .third term as a member of the city council. Recovering After Operation. WHTTTEMORE -- Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Semon and daughter, Marie, and Nick Semon went to Rochester Saturday to spend Sunday with Mrs. Nick Semon, who underwent a serious operation at St. Mary's hospital last week. They reported she is recovering. OMAHA, March 28. (iPI-- WBeat, hard No. 2, 79©SO%c; No. 3, 78%@79c; No. 4, 78 @79c. Corn, -white No. 3, 42%c; yellow No. 1, 40 : »®41c; No. 2, 40«c. Oats, white No. 4, 29c. MINNEAPOLIS QBABf MINNEAPOLIS, March 28. ItPl-- Wheat 77 cars, 110 a year ago; ',1 cent lower. Cash; No 1 northern 83% 986 %c: No. 1 dark northern 15 protein 84%@87iic; 14 protein 84S@B7Kc; 13 protein 84%Sja7T4c; 12 protein 84%®87%c; No. 1 dark hard Montana 14 protein S4%®86"4c: to arrive 84%® 864c; No. 1 amber durum J1.07«®1.13«; No 2 amber durum Sl.06% 91.12%; No. 1 red' durum 84%@86«c; May SlTjc; July 82%c; Sept. 82%c. Corn, No. 3 yello-w 41%®421$g. Oats, No. 3 white KANSAS CJTT : GBAIX. KANSAS CITT, March 28. ui--Wheat, 53 cars- Vt.c lower to %c higher. No. 2 dark hard 79'ffS5V-c nominal; No. 3 hilling 84c; No 1 hard "79«®'Sle; No. 3, 79®80S=; No. 2 red 79H@83c nominal; No. 3, 79® 82^c nominal. Corn 27 cars; unchanged to Uc higher. No. 2 white 45«c; No. 3 billing 45.ic; No. Z yellow 43%@44^c: No. 3, 43^i(344c nominal; NO. 2 mixed 43?ic; No. 3, 43®43«o nominal. Oats, 1 car: nominally unchanged. r*o. . white 32%®33c nominal; No. 3, 311-S32%c nominal. ! JNO. F.CLARK AND CO. MARKET INFORMATION 825 L O. F. BIdg. Phone 845 CLOSING PRODUCE LETTEE Butter--All spot market quotations were unchanged except standards which were % cent lower, withdrawals In the four markets yesterday exceeded last year by 228,348 pounds. March butter was easier at the opening but rallied on apparent short covering and closed at 21% cents. June butter closed at 22 cents. November butter closed W cent higher at 23« cents. Deliveries today were 33 cars. EJ-BB--All grades in spot market were unchanged except storage packed which were ii cent higher. Yesterday's storing figures In the four markets were 24,686 casei less than last year. There was less selling pressure on futures and all deliveries rallied to close U to % cent higher. Further rallies are likely to bring In more hedging sales. Potttoen--Market easier. Aprils sola $1.73, May offend at 5LS3 wltn $1.90 bid. Miscellaneous POTATO MARKET CHICAGO, March 2S- (JF)--U. S. depart ment of agriculture-Potatoes 106, on track 391, total U. S shipments 729; old stock slightly stronger supplies liberal, demand and trading slow sacked per cwt: U. S. No. 1 Wisconsin round ·whites few sales SI. 45; Minnesota North Dakota, Red river Ohlos Sl,60@1.65 few higher, partly graded $l.50@l.55; Idanc russets mostly 51-80 ; combination grad $1.65; Colorado McClures cotton sacks few sales Sl.SO; new stock, about steady, sup plies moderate, demand and trading moder ate; Texas 50 !b. sacks bliss triumphs $1.90 Florida bu. crates, poor color, $1.90, NEW YORK SUGAK. NSW YORK, March 28. UTV- Raw suga quiet today and unchanged at 2.9 5c for spo duty free. Sutures unchanged. Refined un changed at 4.5?c for line granulated. MINNEAPOLIS FLOUE. MINNEAPOLIS, March 28. (/TV-Flour 20c lower. Carload lots, family patents $6.8 . ®6.90 a barrel In 95 Ib- cotton sacks. raents, 16,394. Pure bran. S2l®21.50. Standard, middlings, $19@19.oQ t Ship The volume of business In the ninth fed- ral reserve district during February con- nued at about the level o£ January and ·as much above the level a year ago, al- hough not as high as in the pre-depression ears. AS In earlier months, rural condl- oos showed a greater improvement than rban conditions. The country check clear- ngs Index rose from 88 in January to 99 February, and in the latter month, it s the highest alnce June, 1930. On the ther hand, the bank debits index, which chiefly reflects the volume of business trans- ctions in the larger cities, declined from 8 la January to 57 in February, after al- owance for seasonal changes. The seasonal- y corrected index of miscellaneous freight arloadings decreased from 71 In January o 67 in February, and tbe corrected index tf less-than-carlot freight movement deceased from 64 in January to 62 in February. BUSINESS KEEPS TO SAME LEVEL The same trends apparently continued In the first half of March. The bank debits ndex, Judging from the weekly reports of banks in 17 cities for the first half of the month, will probably be one point lower than the index for February. Country check clearings figures for the first 14 business days of March Indicate that the final index for the month will be somewhat higher than the Index for February, In neither bank debits nor country check clearings Is it possible to make a satisfactory comparison with the volume in March last year owing to the bank holiday, which occurred a year ago. VOLUME OF IRADK LARGER The volume of retail trade in the district was larger in February than in the corresponding month last year. City department stores reported an 18 per cent increase and rural department stores and genera', stores reported a 34 per cent incease- as compared with February last year. Similarly, city furniture stores had a 15 per cent increase In sales over February sales last year, and rural furniture stores reported a 77 per cent increase. Country lumber yards did two and one-half times as much business in lumber in February as in the same month last year, partly as a result of the mild weather and lack of snow which permitted building and repair work, to be carried on outdoors. Other increases' over the coresponding month las year were revealed by the latest reports of electric power consumption, building permits and cotnracts, flour production .and shipments, linseed products shipments, copper output, freight carloadings of Brains and grain products, coke, forest products and iron ore, marketings of cattle and calves, securities sales and -wholesale trade. Decreases occurred In the freight movement of coal, marketincs of hogs and sheep and butter production. Reject Proposal to Arbitrate Dispute CAMDEN, N. J., March 2S. (.¥)-- Picketing by increased forces on land and on water was the answer of employes of the New York Shipbuilding company today to efforts of MASON CITT, March 28.-MOOS Mostly 10 cents lower. Best sorted lights .......... 200-240 ?3.75 Best medium -weight butchers 210-260 S3. 75 Best heavy butchers .......... 260-300 Best prime heavy butchers . . 300-350 Best packing sows, smooth . . 300-350 Best heavy sows, smooth . . 350-400 Best tig heavy sows, smooth 450-500 Light llBhta, lair to good, (140, 160, 180) ., ____ 52.50,J3.00,53.30 CATTLE Cholco young steers ,. 800-1,000 J4. 73-5.50 Medium to good yearling steers .... SOO-1,000 53.73-4 » Choice corn Jed steers 1,000-1,200 Medium to good corn fed , steers ........ 1,000-1,200 Low crade steers .. Fair beKers .......... 600-800 Good heifers .......... 600-800 Choice to prtm« heifers 600-800 Butchera cows, lair to good Good to choice cows Choice to prime cows Inferior cacners .. Fair to good canners Good cutter cows Common to fair bulls Fair to good heavy bulls Good to cholca bulls Good to choice calves, 130-190 Medium to good calves, 130-190 Inferior and common calves LAMBS Choice Iambs . . .......... 70-90 $T. 75-8.25 Medium to good lambs ... 70-80 $6.75-7.75 Buck lambs $1 UDder grade. Quotations subject to market fluctuations. S3.65 53.55 53.05 52.80 $2.80 S4.BO-5.25 $3.75-4.50 $2.50-3.50 52.75-3.50 53.50-4.00 54.00-4.50 ..S2.00-2.50 S2.50-2.75 52.75-3.00 75-1.00 $1.25-1.50 $1.50-2.00 $1.75-2.25 S2.00-2.25 52.25-2.75 $5.00-5.50 $4.00-5.00 .$3.00 down OMAHA LIVESTOCK. OMAHA, March 28. W 5 )--U. S. department of agriculture-HOGS 10,500; moderately active to shippers on weights under 260 IDs. 5c to mostly lOc lower, other Interests slow, talking lOc or more lower; closely sorted 180 to 260 Ibs. $3.7583.90; top $3.95 sparingly; no action on heavier weights; desirable 140 to 170 Ibs S3@3.65; but not many above $3.23; pigs scarce, packing sows $3®3.15: stags $2.5( ®-3; average cost Tuesday S3.58. weigh 212. Governments 700; 150 to 230 Ibs. 53.25 CATTLE 6,500. calves 300; fed steers and yearlings slow, steady; largely a fed stee run- other killing classes steady: stocker and feeders scarce: led steers aud yearling mostly S5@6.50; medium weights 1249 Ibs S6.60; yearlings 1022 Ibs. S6.S5: heifer- 54.50^)5.50; few lots $5.605t5.75: beef cow S2.75'S'4; cutter grades 51.75*3)2.50; medium bulls S2.65®2.85; practical top vealers So.50 few 56. SHEEP 5.500; Iambs slow, early steady, generally asking stronger: sheep an feeders scarce; early bids fed wooled lamb S8.60cffi6.75, some held higher; clipped lamb bid $7.35; held higher: ewes eligible up t $5.60; shearing lambs up to $8.60. KANSAS CITT LIVESTOCK. KANSAS CITT. March 23. W)--U. S. de partment of agriculture-HOGS-4.000; 550 direct: slow and most lOc lower than Tuesday's average; top $4.1 on choice 230 Ibs.; good and choice 140 160 Ibs $3.25(S'4; 160 to 180 Ibs. $3.7 4 10' ISO to 200 Ibs. $3.90(94.10; 200 to 22 Ibs. S3.90B4.10; 220 to 250 Ibs. 53.90(94.15 250 to 290 Ibs. I3.S5@4.05; 290 to 350 h S3.755i3.90; packing sows 275 to 550 ID CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO. March 28. IS 1 )--U. S. department of agriculture-HOGS 20,000, Including 10,000 direct; slow, steady to 10 cents lower than Tuesday; 190 to 240 Ibs. S4.40(g4.50; top $4.55: 250 to 350 Ibs. $4@4.40: 140 to 180 Ibs. 53.5084.40; pigs $2.50®3.25; packing sows S3.35®3.60; light light good and choice 140 to 160 Ibs. $3.50®4.25; light weight 160 to the federal government to their s.trike by arbitration, settle . . . 200 Iba. $4@4.50; medium weight 200 to 250 Ibs. S4.35®4.55; heavy weight 250 to 350 Ibs. S4(g)4.45: packing sows medium and good 275 to 550 Ibs. 53.255S3.70; pigs good and choice 100 to 130 Ibs. $2.5093.50. CATTLE 8,000; calves 2,000; moderate supply strictly choice steers and long yearlings strong on shipper account; general market Blow, steady to weak; other killing classes uneven; light heifer and mixed yearlings and cows firm; bulls steady to weak; vealers 25-50c lower; best yearlings and weighty steers $7.65; slaughter cattle and vealers: Steers, good and choice, 550 to 900 Ibs., $6®7.65; 900 to 1100 Ibs. $613)7.65; 1300 to 1300 Ibs. S5.75®7.50; 1300 to 1500 Ibs. S5.25@7.50; common and medium, 550 to 1300 Ibs., $486; hellers, good and choice, 550 to 750 Ibs.. $5.25@6.40; common and medium. S3.25S5.25; cows, good. $3.50® 4.25; common and medium $2.50g3.50: low cutter and cutter $1.50®2.50; bulls .(yearlings excluded) good (beef) $3.2503.75; cutter, common and medium, S2.50@3.50; veal- ers, good and choice, $5@7; medium $4.505? 5: cull and common 53.503=4.50: stacker and feeder cattle: steers, good and choice, 500 to 1050 Ibs., $4.5095.75; common and medium, 53.25O4.75. SHEEr 6,000; fat lambs opening steady to stronger; sellers asking unevenly higher; scattered early sales good to choice wool- skins $9®9.25: most packer bldr around the inside; few merely good S7 Ib. clippers $7; sheep steady: lambs 90 Ibs. down good and choice $8.75@9.25; common and medium $7 ®8.75; 90 to SS Ibs. good and choice $S@ 9.15: ewes 90 to 150 Ibs. good and choice $4.50^5.75: all weights common and medium $3S?4.50. SIOUX CITY LIVESTOCK. SIOUX CITV, March 2S. CD--U. S. department of agriculture-CATTLE 3.000: slaughter steers and yearlings less active; early sales little changed; fat she stock firm; stackers and feeders mostly unchanged: car choice 130 Ib bullocks $6.50: 12S3 Ib. weights $6.40: opening sales mostly S5®6; small lots good hcKers up to $5.25: beef cows mainly 52.75 5t3.75: low cutters and cutters largely $1.50 ©2.25; few medium to good stackers $4® 4.75. HOGS 8.500; Kenerally steady to all Interests- top $3.85; hulk better grade 180 to 270 Ib. weights 53.60513.80; mod and choice 260 to 310 Ib. weights $3.40«T3.60; medium grade and light hogs $3.40 down; good HO to 170 Ib. weights S3.25^3.60; sows $39 3.25: feeder pigs 52.50 down. SHEEP 2,000: nothing done: prospects strong on fed lambs; asking above $9 for best offerings; other classes scarce; quoted unchanged. SOUTH ST. TAUL LIVESTOCK. BOOTH ST. PAUL. March 23. (.TV--U. B. department of agriculture-CATTLE 2.300; matured classes mostly steady, slaughter steers slow, well finished kinds scarce: few loads medium weight and heaw steers here; medium to good llsht weights Ji.75g5.75; desirable heiiera 54.25 4,500; calves 700; killing slow steady to easier; early sales fed stee S4.8516.25; some held upward to 57; sloe* ers and feeders slow, steady; steers goo and choice 550 to 900 Ibs. S5.50@7.15; 90 to 1100 Ibs. 55.653)7.15: 1100 to loOO Ib S550J317.15; 1300 to 1500 Ibs. $5. ( i,6.S common and medium 550 Ibs. UP S3.16® 5.50; hfciiers, good and choice 550 to SOO Ibs. S4.50SSS: common and medium 550 to 9W Ibs 5394.50; cows, good. S3.2593.75: common and medium S2.35SI3.25: low cutter and cutter S1.25ffl2.3S: vealers (milk fed) medium to choice S4@6.50: cull and common S2.50P4; stacker and feeder steers good and choice (all weights S4.25S5..5, common and me*i*m (all weights) S2.i5® 'SHEEP 6.500: spring lambs mostly 25c higher; sheep steady; no fed lambs sold early; Arizona spring Iambs SW.25; naUves un to S10.90- best fed lambs held above 58.85? spring lambs choice *«.25®10.90: Mod $9.50®10.S5; medium S8.50O9.50; lambs good and choice (V 90 Ibs. down common and medium yu 1) d 0 1) 0 d 0 0 0 0 0 ) n 0 0 e 0 e 9. en i- le re ;o n e, 3- b' is s. 5. 5; 90 vs a. id 0; e- rs at er er )S- 40 » k- ay ed rs or er ed D. rt- Ply Oc 3S. on 3S. SS 50 h 25 nd ee er J? DS ert w um 50 M in lib Qb t lie stl .1 t 5fi 22 15 Ih IS sse ee ck 00 90 Ib S STOCK MARKET SLIGHTLY HIGHER trength in Metal Shares Only Feature of Dull Trading Session. NEW YORK, March 28. (S)-locks moved slightly upgrade to- ay in extremely dull dealings. Moderate strength in metal shares roved the only feature although ome of the low priced rails im- roved. Firmness was shown by U. S. melting, Mclntyre, Chrysler and Dome. U. S. Steel, American Tele- hone and Santa Fe were steady to little higher. Transfers approximated 850,000 snares. Trading was about as dull as at ny time this year. The bond mar- et held to an even keel, and most ommodities were narrowly changed. Wheat was fairly steady,' cotton a ittle lower, rubber and silver fu- ;ures a bit higher. Curb Market NEW YORK. March 28- C/TV-- Prices on the urb were steadier today but volume In most issues was Inconsequential and the market had a routine appearance. Metal shares became fairly firm as trad- ng progressed. Alcohol issues also tilted upward, Hiram Walker and Canadian Indus- rial "A" Raining around a point. A number of specialties reflected an ab- ence of selling pressure by making Email dvances. Among them were Great Atlantic nd Pacific and Sherwin ^Illiams. Utility and oil equities moved narrowly- Electric Bond and Share, Gulf, American uperpower, American Gas. Standard OH o ndtana and Niagara Hudson showed small hanges either way. Bond Market NEW YORK, March 23. (/T)-- There wa no marked change In bond values today, ex cept in n. few instances, and trading contln led at the low levels of recent sessions Small gains and losses were about evenl d stributed In the' corporate division durin he forenoon. A slightly better tone in the stock marke ontrlbuted to some firming of support in ; few of the secondary categories. This led o moderately higher levels for certain loan of Baltimore and Ohio. Alleghany corpora ion, American and Foreign Power an Nickel Plate. , 1( . Fractional recessions accompanied ligh dealings in New Vork Central 5s, Posta Telegraph 5s, Youngstown Sheet and Tub 5s. Northern Pacific 49, North America company 5s, Goodyear 5s and Internationa Telephone 5s. U. S. governments were inactive wit quotations ranging a shade lower over mos of the Ust. In general the high grade corp orate issues which were traded were firm at small gains. Denver and JUo Grande Railroad's 5s o 1S7S rose a couple of points on top of yes terday'a sharp gain, which followed th company's announcement that April 1 (i terest would be paid. Chesapeake and Ohi 4.%s rose half a point In a slow market. The general run of foreign bonds had fairly steady tone. NEW YORK, March 28. (.B-- Unite States government bonds, closed: Liberty 3^s 103. Liberty First 4Us 303.13. Liberty Fourth 4 Vis 103.11. Treasury 4Vis 47-52 110.2. Treasury 4s 44-54 106-8. Treasury 3%s 40-43 June 102. 14. Treasury 3V 8 s 46-49 100.15. Treasury 3s 51-55 99,2. TOLEDO SEEDS TOLEDO, March 28. UP)-- Seeds un changed. Lamson Brothers Market Letter MARKET REVIEW Stock List SEW VOIIK STOCKS. NEW YORK, March 28. (JJ-Final Quotations. Mr Recluct 84H I T T I4',i lleghany 3 14 Johns-Manv 54 1 Che Cye 148 Kennecott 18'i m Can 98 Kresge 38»l m For Pow 97, Kroger 30 m Pow t Lt 95J Llg t My B 89 ra Sm Ref 41S Loews 31« dm Steel Fdrs 19% Loose Wiles 40?i m Sugar 50% Lrillard 18?l T * T lllVt Maytsg m Tob S 6TK McKess 4 RoS 74J ra Water WHs 20% Mid Cont Pet 12li naconda, 14 11 M K T llli tchlson 65 Mo Pac 5 II Ret 29 14 Mont Ward 30 =i Auburn 31 ii MorreH 45 Aviation Corp T?; Nash 25S Baldwin Loco 13', Nat Blsc 42 f 0 28 S Nail Cash Re A 17 =i BarnsdaU 8 Natl Dairy 15y Fendlx 18« Natl Distill 27% Beth Btl 39S Natl Pow t Lt US Bordcns 22i N Y Cent 34% Borg Warn 24 i N Y N H £ H 18 '1 Burr Add 15 No Amer 18% Canada Dry 26 No Pac 31 Can Pac 16% Oliver Farm 4:i Case 68% Oliver Farm pt . . Cerro de Pasco 32=)i Packard 5** Ches 0 43S Penlck Ford 59 Ches Corp 39% Penney 61^ Chi ft El IU -IK Penn 33 C i N W 12K Phillips Pet 18 Chic Gt W 4» Proc t Oa» 34', Chic Ot W pM 11 Pullman 52! e M S P P 6!5 R C A 7H C M S P i P ft 10K R K 0 ,'l C R 1 P 5 Rem Rand 12 Chrysler 51% Rep Etl 20? Co G E 35% Key Tob B 40 Comwllh Sou 23a Roy Dutch Cons Gas 38% Sears Roe 46? Cons Oil 11»; Shell U 9 Cont! Can 75% Skelly 10 Contl Ins 30 U Socony Vac 16 Contl Mot l;i So Pac 26 Com Proi! Tl St. BVands 20" Curtlss Wright 41; St O * E 12" Deere pfd I t St Oil Cal 36' Du Pont 83?i St Oil N J 14' Eastman SB Stew Warn a 1 El Pow Lt 7'i Stone Web 9" Fox Film A US studebakcr 7 Freeport Tex 42 J ,i Tex Corp 25 Genl Am Trans 38 Tex Gulf Sul 35 1 Gen El 20Ts Tim Roll Bear 34 Gen Foods 33 U Un Carb 41 Gen Motor: 2CX Un Pac 124 G-illetto 10',S Unit Air 23 Gobe! 8 United Corp 6 Gold Dust 19',5 U S Gypsum 3S Goodrich l.T.t U S Ind Alch Goodyear 34 U S Rubber 18 Graham Paige 3?1 U S Steel 49 Gt Nor pfd 2!?i \Vahash 4 Gt West Sucar 2" Warner Plct 6 Hudson Mtrs 20 U West El St Mfg 36 III Cent 30X Woolworth 50 Int Harv 40'5 Wrlgley 59 Int Nick Can 2754 Yel Tr inKNEAFOtlS STOCKS MINNEAPOLIS, March 28. LP1-- Stoo c osed: First Bank Stock S. Northwest Banco 4?-j. CHICAGO STOCKS. CHICAGO. March 28. tjft- Cent Pub Serv A ^s Northwest Banco 4 Cities service 2% Quaker Oats 114 Llbby McNeil 5Vi Swift Co 16 Midwest Utilities U Swift Intl 27 M W Ut 6 pc pfd 1 U Utility Ind I Natl Leather l?i Zenith 3 Natl Standard 24 INVESTMENT THESIS. (By the Associated Tress) Bid and asked on March 28: Corporate Tr Sh AA Mod . . 2.27 2. Corporate Tr Sh Ac Ser 1.95 . Corporate Tr Ac Ser Mod . . 2.27 2 Nationwide Sec Vtc 1.27 1 Nor Amer Tr Sh 1955 2.36 U S El L Pow A 12,i i: : U S El L Pow B Vtc ... .SI Supplementary List of Stock Quotations Supplied by LAMSON BROTHERS AND Ct Mason Citv Office in Bagley Beck Building Telephone No. SEW TOKK CCRB QUOTATIONS imer Gas El 26 Hiram Walker 4 Am Sup Pow 3H HecJa. Mining Ark Nat Gas A IS Hud B M t S 1 Assoc G i El A 14 Humble Oil 4 Can Marconi 2?i Niag . Hud Can Ind Alk 13Ti Pcnnroad Corp 5a.-D5I'8.BOi conlluur. «*uu '" nn ^ down S6.505TS.25; good and choice (s) 90 to 88 Ibs SSfflS.85: yearling wethers medium to choice 90 to 110 Ihs. S5@7.50: ewes, good and choice 90 to -ISO Ibs. S4.25«J5.50. (x)--Quotations based on ewes and weth- ers. LIVESTOCS FORECAST. CHICAGO, March 2S. (.T)--Official_ estimated receipts tomorrow: hogs, 20,000; sheep, 9,000. Cattle, 5,000; Representative Sales CHICAGO, March 28. m--U. S. department of agriculture--Representative sales: Heavy-39 325 58 293 90 268 75 254 Mediums-62 242 54 236 93 217 72 208 HOGS. Lights-- ·1.05 54 106 87 JS5 4. 4.30 4.35 95 181 73 163 Light Lights-64 157 27 152 Steers-38 58 32 36 23 36 24 25 1391 1142 1492 1515 1067 1530 1188 742 4.40 4.50 4.55 4.45 CATTLE. Helier: 35 32 17 S 7.65 7.60 7.40 7.00 6.40 6.00 5.50 4.25 Cows-3 4 21 697 659 946 720 11S7 1150 980 749 Fed West'n Lambs-210 21 230 200 220 91 56 86 7S SS 9.2: 9.25 9.00 9.00 9.00 Native Springer 17 56 11.55 Clippers- 221 430 45 Ewes-3 11 93 95 S7 126" 152 140 4.4S 4.40 4.40 4.15 4.00 3.83 4.00 4.00 3.25 2.00 2.00 7.25 7.15 7.00 5..10 5.00 4.00 Wheat--The action ot wheat showed considerable improvement over yesterday the tone being firmer and heavy liquidation absent. May was in demand around 85 cents most of the session on resting orders which absorbed offerings in that delivery. Such pressure as appeared was on the new crap months, probably as a result of the forecast for rain or snow over large areas. There was some buying of May against sales of July but it- was not heavy. The small stocks of cash wheat in Chicago which are around 2.800,000 bushels and the open interest of May of nearly 65,000,000 were regarded as a factor In the firmness In the nearby delivery. Crop news was more or less bullish. The Kansas weekly report said the snows of last week amounted to very little In western Kansas. Private advices told of dust storms in parts of western Kansas ana also In North Dakota and tended to call attention to the fact that rains were needed there also. In view cf the forecast for precipitation, belief prevailed that the action of the market would more or less affected tomorrow by weather news. In the absence of any other special development. C orn --Demand for cash corn was better. Sales were 210,000 bushels which was In strong contrast to the complete lack of bookings from the country- A good part of the com sold today Is held at Georgian bay and eastern ports. It was claimed a brisk demand for corn grits from bakers was responsible for the liberal takings today with the variety wanted despite the fact that the latter is selling at a good premium over yellow and mixed. Expect some evening up tomorrow prior to the holiday, with the main trend Influenced by eather conditions. Butter--With the exception of frestl standards which were quoted U cent lower this morning, the entire spot list was un- Comm'ent: Pending the satisfaction of all open contracts for March deliveries we would rather expect some irregularity tor both butter and eggs, A pulpit Bible from Birmingham, England, used by two world-famous preachers in Carr's-lane chapel, was presented to ttie Congregational church of Birmingham, Ala. Will Be CCCC Chaplain. TITONKA, March 28.--Capt. L. C. Gartner of Titnoka has received a call from Fort Snelling, Minn., to report April 1 for six months' duty. He will serve as chaplain in 12 Civ ilian Conservation camps in northern Minnesota. 3 Dlst Corp Seag 18 S O Ind 26!i Elsler El 1 United Gas 2T' 5 El Bd fc Sh 17 Un L P 'A 3% Ford M of Can 22U titil P L l!i Ford M of Eng 7V« CHICAGO STOCKS Bendix Avi Cp 16 ii Cord Company Borg-Warn Cp 24% Marshall Fields Butler ETos 9% Swift . Co NEW TORK STOCKS Alaska Juneau 20% Kroger Groc 30 Am Bank Note 17 Lambert Co Am Car Fdy 27U Am Roll's Mills 22S Am Metal 22»i Am Ra i S Co 14 Am S Re Co 41-?i Am Tob 67"i Atlantic Re Co 29 U Ar 4 Co B (111) 5T» Assoc Dry Go's 14% Baldwin Lo 13U BarnsdaU OH A S ErlEgs Mfg CO 14i Best ft CO '31% Byers A M Co 25V« Calif Packing .23% Com Credit 29% Coml Solvents 28 Cont Oil 19 S Liquid Carb Cp 26 « Mack Truck 31'a Mathleson Alk 33.U Mex Seab'd Oil 32?i McKess Robn 7% Otis Steel 6l J C Penney Co SIS Pure Oil Co 12 M Purity Bale Cp 14% Pub Ser of N J 3SS Heading Co 51 Reo Motors 4M- St Joseph Lead 21S Simmons Co 18 H So Calif Edison 18^: Tide Wa Oil Co 11»1 U S Ind Ale 51% TJtil P i L A 4, Cream of Wht 32^ Vanadium 25H- Cudahy Pack's 46 Union Oil Calif 16!i · Curtiss Wr pfd lOTa First Natl Strs 58 Gr North'n Ore 134i Houst Oil (new) 4% Indian Ref 3'1 Kelvinator Corp 18^7 Un .Gas Imp 16Ti Western Myld 15 Vvarren Bro Co 10 Western Union 53*1 North Arner Av 6S JNO. F. CLARK CO. Chicago - 'ew York - New Orleans 325 I. O. F. Bldg. PI»ne 845-810 A. K. HBXDBICKSON, Branch JIgr. MEMBERS New Vork Stock Eichnnge New York Coffee Sugar Eichanse New York Produce Exchange New York Curb Excnunsr (Associate) New York Mercantile Exchange New Tork Cotton Exchaneo Chicago Stock Exchange ChleaRO Board of Trade Chicago Curb Exchange Ass'n Chicago Mercantile Exrhange Commodity Exchange. Inc. New Orleans Cotton Exehnnge Home Owners Loan Corporation Bonds Bought--Sold--Quoted INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT FIRST NATIONAL BANK Mason City, Iowa fl ·» fL,i

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