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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 18, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH IS 193G FIVE OIL LAMP ERA IN '49ERS FAMOUS CAMP IS CLOSED Rough and Ready, Cal., Is Completely Modernized By Power Line. ROUGH AND READY, Cal.. (UP)--This famous Mother Lode mining camp, which once voted to secede from the union, is about to achieve its last step in the march toward modernization. Oil lamps in the old buildings which witnessed the rip-roaring episodes of SO years ago, and in the new cottages which have replaced rough-hewn shacks, will be replaced by electric fixtures. Will Click Switches. After more than SO years of existence, Rough and Ready will click switches for illumination before the end of winter. Although it was one of the most famous of the gold camps during those days when yellow metal was the magnet which- drew people to California, it faded swiftly and did not receive enough recognition in more modern days to place it in line with nearby Grass Valley when power companies provided thi means of disposing of candles. Alining Activity Uvvlvcd. Now, however, with dairying sheep ranches, orchards and re vived mining serving to make mor permanent the remaining popula tion, Rough and Ready--a quie little village--will be able to cook light and heal with electricity. A line is being strung from Gras Valley. There are few traces of the fit camp left. The hotel, built in 1SOO stands. Also tottering remains o a saloon and W. H. Fippin's black smith shop, with its original an vils, forge and tools. A few scat tered houses, sturdily built, remain Otherwise, there is little to re call the days when 3,000 miner., dug for gold, gambled and drank away their earnings, moved in and out of the camp in search of bette prospects. The roaring camp of 1848 has become a peaceful settle ment in a rolling valley where some 300 persons lead a quiet ex istence. Diggings Mostly Concealed. Spreading oak trees, cotton woods and poplars conceal most o the diggings on the hills which rol away in all directions. Half i dozen modern cottages are within easy reach of the paved highway which winds through the village The old hotel, now used for little beside a residence for Mrs. James C. Moore and her family--it once housed and fed 40 or more miners "· H Cold Tablets TMj ExLax ·_ Cascarets V Cascara Tablets _ Cala Tubes *· Light Bulbs ·» Maybellene Mascara · Nail Polish Z* .Household Enamels *· 3 in One Oil ·_ Mentholatum Tube · Unguentine Tube J Admiracion Shampoo T Mulsified Cocoanul Oil ·. Shampoo · Fitch Shampoo ~B Krank Shampoo *i Tar Shampoo ·_ Vaseline Hair Tonic g* Vitalis Hair Tonic "· Iodine ^ Merciirochrome L SSaniFjush" : =-- : ; ; - -^ ·-·-, J Peroxid^ Ti Jocur Wave Set % Wild Root Wave Set t Chamberlains Hand j* Lotion WILL BUY Italian Balm 2 oz. Castor Oil 2 oz. Glycerin 2 oz. Olive Oil 10 oz. Pure Extract Vanilla Lb. 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Tape Adhesive. I yd. 1 in. Emergency Kit Energine '/ 2 lb. Mellow Candy Bar Energine Cleaner Bathing Caps Aspirin Pocket Combs Scholls Corn Plaster Scholls Foot Powder Seholls Bunion and Callous Coca Butter Stick Campar Ice Tube Vaseline, White Boric Acid, 2 oz. Epsom Salts, lb. Lb. of Moth Balls Lb. of Moth Flakes Tooth Brushes Hand Brushes Rit Canary Bird Seed Castillo Soap Bocabella Soap Dye Shoe Polish Enders Razors Gem Razors B S I 1 ·* ·» I 1 » B ·* · B B* Scan Poison Murder Evidence Sheriff T. V. Lacy ( l e f t ) State Agent Con Kymi and County Attorney Koger U'arin of Taylor look over the evidence against Mrs. Anna Johnston and Floyd Horton in the alleged poison murder of Hurtoii's wife at Bedford. Mrs. .Johnston pleaded guilty and Hortou will stand trial on charges of first degree murder. (IDI'A-Iowa News Flash Photo) --is an informal museum, so close to the road that many motorists stop to examine its relics of the days of '49. Must Drop Ball. Mrs. Moore still uses a cash register which was among the first manufactured. A replica is in the Smithsonian Institute. To ring up a sale, she drops a ball into a hole marked 5, 10, 15, 25, 30, -10 or 50 cents, $1, ?2 or 55. The ball rolls down a groove. At the end of the day, the number of balls in each groove show the amount of money which went into the till. The lobby floor is made of the planks which graced the dance hall on the second floor in 1850. At one end are shelves covered with relics --powder horns, bullet moulds, candle holders, books from the original school library, and a wooden last for making shoes. Souvenir Hunters Active, "We used to have many more things here, but we can't keep our eyes on everyone who strolls over to look at the old relics," Mrs. Moore explains. "I suppose some of the stuff is valuable." Rough and Ready voted to secede from the union when the Civil war started, but the next day "everybody got drunk and decided to join the union again." No one living here now remembers that, however. The old-timers have passed. Mrs. Sarah Taylor, 82, is the oldest resident. She came here 66 years ago. Joe Frank, who is. 60, was born and reared in the camp, but that was after it had passed through its heyday. The present inhabitants are not excited about the coming of electricity, although they admit it probably will be handy, and certainly . will be . a. far cry from the days when- flickering- yellow light cast an uncertain glow over the activities of the camp's founders. «i Large sizes in these products at reasonable prices! Hundreds of Items Not Mentioned! You Can Always Buy Quality Merchandise to Fit Your Pocketbook at HUXTABLE DRUG CO. "NORTH IOWA'S LARGEST DRUG STOCK" 116 South Federal Ave.--Phone 921 B fl H 3 B 8 I 1 RELIGIOUS AIDES HELP TOWNSEND Advance Aged Pension Plan as Means for Ushering m IMilIenium. NEW YORK--Speaking of f l i c "Writ-in-Heavcn Plan of That Man of God," religious aides of Dr. Francis E. Townsend are "converting" .housands to support the movement for §200 a month pensions as a means for ushering in the milleni- urn. An investigation of the Townsend plan propaganda has just been com- nleted by Walter Davenport, associate editor of Collier's and a report of his investigation was made pubis here Thursday. The type of assertion made by the Townsend propagandists is summed up by Mr. Davenport in the follow- ng quotation: "As surely as the Lord spoke to Moses and Paul, so surely did He speak to Dr. Townsend." Davenport attended meetings )f Townscnd Clubs in the midwest, .he Rocky Mountain Region and the 3 acific Coast. He describes as "typ- cal" a meeting in Los Angeles, vhich he outlines as follows: ".Peppers Tear Ducts." "The speaker peppered our tear nets in a packed theater. He was vhat is generally known in political lallyhooing as a 'steamer. 1 After he fact-and-figure lads had given .he believers all the hard stuff they :ould stand (anyway all that the itrategy board thinks they ought to have), the steamer or melter entered he pulpit. At the current stage of :he Townsend movement he is per- iaps second to none of the beaters- n in importance Actually there is o little to say. so few simple statements to make, that there is ever danger that the Townsend audience will weary of repetition. "These factual gentlemen have made their appeal to the intelligence of the audience; they have demonstrated with cold logic and colder mathematics and economics that the Townsend Plan is demonstrably feasible and have explained how prices will be increased and pegged, how every S200 will create one new job for the unemployed and what dollar velocity means. But the intellect, particularly the public intellect, can be pushed just so far. At Least 100 "Thus the indispensable offices of the mc-lter or steamer, who gallops the emotions when the intellect flags. Thus this firesider at whose great feet we sat that day in Los Angeles. "We were assured that there would be at least 100 and probably 150 Townsendeers in the national house of representatives next year. We heard long ovations for 'Borah for president.' (Borah has since declared against the Townscnd plan.) We heard almost as much energy turned loose for Talmadge of Georgia, who, we were told, was a TownsenUite 'who vvii) announce for us in gocxJ time,' "The Townsendeers assure you that while there are something over 10,000,000 persons in the country over 60, only about 8,000,000 ot them will receive the $2.400 a year. Nobody having a criminal record will be eligible. Of course if a lady or gentleman has hiyl the misfortune to have been arrested for speeding or for getting drunk or violating some minor law, the breach of which does not constitute a felony, it must not be held against him. Anybody is liable to make a little mistake, particularly when young--or feeling young. Refuse to Quit Work. "Then there will be oldsters who will have incomes of their own, or who refuse to quit work--professional men, for example. However it is, you are assured that about 2.000,000 oldsters will not be eligible. "But the thing goes on indefinitely. We tried to catch some reasonable idea of the number of Dr. Townsend's followers--how many of us have joined his clubs. We weren't very successful. Robert E. Clements, national secretary, told us, however, that there are at least 5,000 Townsend clubs in the country and that they are increasing at the rate of 25 a week, and that they range in membership from a hundred to 17,000 each. Perhaps the man is right; we have only his word for it." Poison Murder Trial Scene The Taylor county courthouse lit Bedford, where Floyd Horton, 3S, is scheduled to go on trial March 23 for the poison murder of his wife. (IDPA-Iowa News Flash Photo) Tobacco Free of Nicotine. NEW YORK, (UP)--A nicotine- free tobacco, as well as one with an unusually high nicotine content, ranging up to 15 per cent compared with the 1.5 per cent found in normal plants has been developed by German scientists, according to "Industrial and Engineering Chemistry." Wisconsin Governor Denies Ambition to Be President of U. MADISON--Gov. Phillip LaFol- Ictte blasted as "pure fabrication'' reports that he might become * candidate for the University of Wisconsin presidency "if there were a vacancy." In a terse note to Harold M. Wilkic. president of the progressive- controlled board of regents, the chief executive said he "would under no circumstances be a candidate," nor accept the post if it were offered him. Wilkie is a leader ot the progressive bloc in the regents which launched its campaign to fire Glenn Frank from the university presidency at a closed regent meeting last week. New Liquor Books to Be Vest Pocket Size DES MOINES, (.!')--The Iowa liquor commission said Wednesday it plans to replace the present 6 by 1 inch liquor permit books with books vest pocket or wallet size when the present books expire June 30. The new books will be 2»i by sc- inches. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Policyholders have an interest in this Annual Report TT may be assumed that these policyholders ·*· took out their insurance through a sense of responsibility for those in whose protection they are interested. When they pay their premiums, there falls upon the Insurance Company a responsibility to pay current claims and to provide adequate funds for the payment of all future obligations. The figures below show the amount of the claims paid by this Company last year, They also show how well prepared the Company is to meet its responsibilities in the future. The number of policies and the amount of insurance in force reflect the confidence reposed in the Company by the people of the United States and Canada. Report for the Year Ending December 31, 1935 (In accordance with the Annual Statement filed with the NewYorfc State Insurance Department) INSURANCE IN FORCE Life. Ordinary . . . . . . . $10,483,415,421.00 Industrial 6,829,500,380.00 Group 2,956,433,775.00 Total $20,269,349,576.00 Accident and Health Weekly Indemnity . . . $15,650,772.00 Policies: Life (Including 1,670,041 Group Certificates) 42,165,146 Accident and Health (Including 865,981 Group Certificates) . . 1,082,250 ASSETS AND LIABILITIES Assets . . . . . . . . . $4,234,802,511.49 Liabilities: BUSINESS IN 1935 /YEAR'S FIGURES) New Life Insurance issued: Ordinary . s . . . . . $1,116,686,662.00 Industrial . . . . . . . 1,016,825,103.00 Group . . . . . i . . 172,083,462.00 Statutory Policy Reserve . Dividends payable to policyholders in 1936 . . . Other Liabilities . . . . Contingency Reserve . . Total Liabilities . . . . Unassigned Funds (Surplus) ; 3,689,776,768.00 95,994,851.00 144,221,171.70 45,000,000.00 $3,974,992,790.70 $259^09,720.79 Total . . * . . Revived and Increased . Payments to Beneficiaries and Policyholders: Death benefits . . . Other payments to policyholders . . · Total Payments . i $2,305395,227.00 $813,312,899.00 $157,889,172.69 $377,362,411.32 $535,251,584.01 BUSINESS IN 1935 (DAILY AVERAGES) Life policies issued and revived per day 18,242 Number of claims paid per day . * 2,280 Life insurance issued, revived and increased per day $10327,510.00 Payments to beneficiaries and policyholders and addition to reserve per day $2,330,620.00 Increase in assets per day i « i $674,485.00 The Metropolitan is a mutual organisation. Its assets are held for the benefit of its policyholders; and any divisible surplus is returned to its policyholders in the form of dividends. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY FREDERICK H. ECKER President NEW YORK LEROY A. LINCOLN Vice-President and General Counsel

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