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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

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12 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FEBRUARY 28 1931 CHILD WELFARE MEET CONTINUES Iowa and Minnesota Attend Midwest Conference at Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE, Feb. 28. UP)-Child welfare organizations of the American Legion in 13 states continued today their conference on aid for orphans and unfortunate . sons and daughters suffering the after affects (f a, war fought before most of them were born. Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska and North and South Dakota were represented: Edwin E. Hollenbeck, chairman of the Legion's National Child Welfare committee, told the representatives that 204,000 soldiers who died'of war injuries left at least 300,000 children half grown or full orphans. He added that the list is growing. · Dr. Frederick W. Schultz of the University of .Chicago department of pediatrics, called the recent white house conuference on child welfare "the greatest single undertaking in the civilized world by which so much valuable material pertaining to child help was assembled and critically analyzed." Best Spellers Named in Contest Near Goodell GOODELL, Feb. 28.--The annual spelling contest for Twin Lake township was held in district No. 5. County Superintendent J. R. Baggs pronounced the words. Mrs. Harry Ruka and Misses Bridget Nolan and Nora. Elliason 'acted as judges. In the preliminary contest pupils from the third, fourth and fifth grades took part and Helen Swelland from district No. 6 took first. In the main contest pupils from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades took part. Belva Bnines from district No. 6 took .first. | SUNDAY MONDAY Last Time Saturday HOOT GIBSON -- in "THE CONCENTRATIN KID" AND NOW MORE BIG PICTURES COMING TO THE IOWA lOc POPULAR PRICES 25c William Haines "WAY OUT WEST" Helen Twel\ r etrees "SWING HIGH · Bebe Daniel R "Alias French Gertie" Helen Twelvetrees "HER MAN" Special Cast "GOOD NEWS" Marie Dressier "MIN AND BILL" Special "AFRICA SPEAKS" .Tmn Crawford "PAID" "AMOS AND ANDY" "CIMARRON" Robert Montgomery "LOVE IN THE ROUGH" Greta Oarbo i "INSPIRATION" "DIXIANA" "REDUCING" l i t W H O 111 HAS THE PICTURES 111 WHO 111 HAS THE SOUND Machinery Replaces Many Horses, Mules, Census Reports Show DES MOINES, Feb.28. /P--That the farm horse and mule are being replaced by machinery is evident from information made public by the director of the U. S. census. The reports reveal that in 1925 the average Iowa county contained approximately 14,450 horses auJ mules. By 1930 this figure bad been decreased to approximately 11,404. Over the same period of time the value of farm implements and machinery rose from $2,558,600 to 52,947,669 for the average Iowa county, an Increase of 11 per cent despite the decrease in the cost of implements and machinery caused by the general decrease in prices. Only four counties of 48 reported showed slight decreases in the value of implements and machinery. MRS. BACKER OF BLUE EARTH DIES Services for Former Garner Resident Are Arranged for Sunday. GARNER, Feb. 28.--Mrs. Henry Badker died Thursday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Russ, in Blue Earth,' Minn. Mrs. Badker left Garner six years ago at the time of her v husband's death. The Badkers lived in Garner many years. Services will b6 held at the M. E. church in Blue Earth Sunday. Burial will be at Dumont. Surviving children are Mrs. J. T. Russ, Blue Earth; Mrs. G. W. Ostrander, Thompson; Mrs. Scott Pollock, Garner; William Badker, Mason City; Frank Badker, Ortonville, Minn.; Mrs. lone Edgren, Chicago. Mrs. Badker was preceded in death by her husband and two children, Mrs. James Gilbert and son, Henry. [owa Has 78 Night Farm Schools, Says Speaker at Cresco CRESCO, Feb. 28.--Iowa has 78 igribultural night schools attended by 6,000 farmers, youth and adults, stated Prof. H. M. Hamlin of the vocational education department, xiwa State college, Ames,,in an address before the graduation class oi he part time course of the Cresco ligh school Thursday evening. The speaker said that while a full time course is much better for the average student, the part time course las advantages in that it provides busy farm boys an opportunity to procure the fundamentals of a vocational agricultural education that might otherwise be deprived of. Mew Business Factors . Develop in Northwest From Farm Income Flow MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28. (JP-and permanent business fac- :ors have been developing in the northwest during the past two years as a result of changes in the seasonal flow of farm income In that district, statistics compiled by the ninth district federal reserve bank here show. Tho adjusted curves in business records have been shown in bank debits and country bank clearings. The new factors appear most noticeably in farm income, especially In the income from wheat and dairy products. Three changes having a bearing on nesv factors in farm income are noted. In the first, an earlier peak In the marketing of the spring wheat crop has occurred, statistics show, while during the last few years, the development of good roads, the increased farm ownership of trucks and the increasing use of tractors and- combine harvesters have made it possible for farmers to shorten the harvesting period and to eliminate delays in hauling wheat to country elevators. The proportion of wheat marketed In August has increased and the amount marketed in October and November has decreased. From 1923 to 1926, inclusive, an average of 8 per cent of the wheat crop and carry-over was received at terminal elevators in August. In 1929 and 1930, an average of 20 per cent was received the same month. Scar on Hand of Girl Costs Car Driver $750 SEATTLE, Feb. 28. (UP)--A scar on the hand of Victoria Anderson, stenographer, cost S. A. McCutcheon $750. Miss Anderson was riding in a car that collided with one driven by McCutcheon, anc one of her typing hands was injured. The court awarded her a settlement. A New York writer heads a movement for paying prize fighters only what they are worth. Our attorney points out this will possibly conflict with the minimum wage laws in many of the states.--Detroit News, MERLE SIMS ORCHESTRA OF ALBERT LEA Will Play for the AMERICAN LEGION OLDTIME DANCE Saturday Night, Feb. 28 AT THE ARMORY Admission Always 25a New ventilating system now in operation. Mason City Screen Attractions ROBERT MONTGOMERY, CONSTANCE BENNETT AN1 Adolphe Menjou are starred in "The Easiest Way" which opened a lour day engagement Saturday at the Cecil theater. HOOT GIBSON HEADS THE CAST OF "THE CONCENTRAT- in' Kid" presented for the last time Saturday'evening at the Iowa theater. CHARLES CITY NEWS Coe College Head Will Give Talk at Charles City P. T. A. CHARLES CITY, Feb. 28.- Harry M. Gage; president of -Dr. Coe college. Cedar Rapids, also president of the North Central association of colleges and secondary schools, will be the speaker at the special meeting of the high school Parent- Teachers association at the Manual Arts building, Tuesday. This meeting ia being called to push the campaign for the proposed bond issue of $230,000 for the new high school building. Charles City Men Make Soap Capitol CHARLES CITY, Feb. 28.--F. Burkhalter, general superintendent of a soap company, assisted by three workmen assembled a replica of the national capitol building at Washington in the windows of a local dry- goods store. About 5,000 bars of soap were used in the building which was unveiled last evening before a large crowd. It is 12 feet long and 8 feet high and surrounded by a green lawn. The display will be moved to another city in 10 days. 3 Go to Russia After Visit at Charles City CHARLES CITY, Feb. 28.--P. J. Jaroshewsky, foundry engineer for the Amtorg Trading corporation and his two associates, left last evening for their home in Moscow, Russia, after spending a week at the Oliver Farm Equipmnt company's tractor plant here, known as tha Hart-Parr division. They expect to stop in Detroit, Mich., and Chicago and will sail in about a week. Cedar Falls Women Give Program at Charles City CHARLES CITY, ' Feb. 28.--Tho Cultus club program Friday afternoon in the Community house was favored with an exchange program presented by the art department ot the Women's club of. Cedar Falls. Mrs. O'Nell gave a review of the history of art of Norway and Sweden after which Henrietta Thorton teacher of art in Iowa stata teachers' college, described the works of many prominent artists of the two countries. She also told something of their lives and had many pictures of their work. Two other members of the Cedar Falls club accompanied the speakers. Tea was served at the. close of the program with Mrs. R. W. Zastrow, president, presiding at the table. CHARLES CITY BRIEFS CHARLES CITY, Feb. 28.--Keith Regel, son of County Treasurer and Mrs. A. E. Regel, is expected home from Ames tomorro\y where he attends school and will go to Fort Snelling Monday to take the physical examination for "U. S. Military academy at West Point, N. Y. Thera will be 18 candidates from this district. Keith is one of the alternates. He ranked third in the examinations taken by boys in the ten counties In the district. The Ladies' Aid society of the First Methodist church voted to send ?60 to the summer camp at Clear Lake which is part of the young people's institute. The society also voted to buy 15 tables for the dining room of the church. Members redecorated and painted the parish house. Mr. and Mrs. George Norman re turned to tljeir home In Storm Lake after spending a few days at the home of Mr. Norman's mother, Mrs. J. C. Norman. Mr. and Mrs. John Locke of Waverly are moving into a house at 404 Second avenue. Mrs. Locke and son, John, have been visiting in Minneapolis. What we can't understand is why alienated affections are worth so darned much if they are so easily alienated.--Springfield News-Sun. $142,000 Tax Suit Is Won by lowans, Appeal Court Says CHARLES CITY, Feb. 28.--J. C. Campbell, attorney, received the copy of a decision/ from the high court of tax appeals at Washington, showing he and his clients won a 5142,000 suit brot by the government to collect that amount from the Iowa Burk Syndicate started seven years ago. This sum was claimed for income tax from three oil wells near Wichita Falls. Tex., owned by 100 lowans, most of whom live in Charles City and others at Rockford, Waterloo and Oklahoma. These owners formed the Iowa Burk Syndicate.which sold out at a profit of $300,000. The government claimed it was a corporation and demanded 5142,000 tax. Mr,. Campbell, J. M. Burns and R. E. Waid were trustees for the syndicate. They contended the syndicate was a partnership and as such the tax should be collected from the individuals. The .taxes were paid in this manner and amounted to a very small part of the $142^000' demanded. The tax commissioners met In Des Moines some time ago and Mr. Campbell, as attorney and part owner in the syndicate, went 'thru tha unusual procedure of examining himself on the stand. Former Floyd Woman Is Dead in Waterloo FLOYD, Feb. 28.--Elmer Lindaman went to Waterloo yesterday to accompany the body ot Wilma Raymond who died yesterday at tho home of .her mother, Mrs. Willis Raymond. Miss Raymond was 31 years old and had been an invalid for several years. She was born in Floyd and lived, there until her father's death two years ago. Mr. Raymond died as a result of being jerked from his wagon by his team. Later Mrs. Raymond and Wilma moved to Waterloo to be near the other daughter, Mrs. Gladys Bondurant. Miss Raymond was a cousin of Myrtle Raymond of this city. Funeral services have not been made yet. Charles City Checker Team Wins 51 to 49 CHARLES CITY, Feb. 28:--Tha local checker team which has been playing a series of games with other towns during the winter had a real match Thursday evening when it met teams made up of the best players from Osage and Orchard. Tha locals won with a score' of 51 to 49. The visitors' second team had an easy time winning from the local second team with a score of 85 to 35. W. Lack of Orchard was high man on both teams with a score of 18. 10,000 Fayette Horses Treated for Bot Flies FAYETTE, Feb. 28. (INS) -County Agent B. W. Lodwick states that 10,000 horses have been treated in his county for "bot" flies. This is one of the counties that has been able to enroll the farmers almost 100 per cent in the "bot" fly eradication movement in the state. Two Men at Charles City File for School Board CHARLES CITY, Feb. 28.--There were no nominations filed for members of the school board until yesterday morning, the last day. John F. Christiansen whose term expires and E. S. Fyler are the candidates for one vacancy. Mr. Christiansen has been a member of the board for a term. Mr. Fyler was formerly superintendent of schools at Rudd. Library Gets masters Book IOWA CITY, Feb. 28. UP)--After some discussion as to whether the book by Edgar Lee Masters on "Lincoln the Man" should be put on the public library shelves, the Iowa City library board has refused to exclude the book from the regular February list. At Mason City's THEATERS Ask any modern girl whether she likes the gracefully designed pajama styles now being introduced or if she prefers the fragile lace- trimmed and flower-decorated .dresses also being shown. In spite of the misrepresented enthusiasm for fuc- siness the girls will, in most cases, choose the style which allow for freedom from restraint. Conventionalism doesn't gj hand in band with the vogue for air traveling and modernistic skyscrapers which, in place, call for clothes of harmonious feeling. One who heartily endorses the trouser styles is Constance Bennett, the fair feminine lead in Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer's picture, "The Easiest Way," which opened a four- day engagement Saturday .at tho Cecil. Both for her personal wardrobe and for the clothes she wears in this picture, Miss Bennett carries out this preference, running the gantlet from athletic designs to those of ball room elegance. ·--o--' Radiant Olive Bordcn, dark-oycd and bewitchingly demure, will skip blithely across the screen of the Iowa theater Sunday and Monday in her latest talking picture, "Hello Sister," a James Cruze production produced under the personal supervision of James Cruze, chief of tnc. firm which bears his name. 'Portraying the masculine role opposite Miss Borden in "Hello Sister" is handsome Lloyd Hughes, whose charming voice has.won him a host of feminine admirers from coast to coast. Heading the large contingent of well known screen players supr porting Miss Borden and Mr. Hughes will be found such well known names as George Fawcett, Bodil Rosing and Howard Hickman. Walter Lang directed "Hello Sister," which is a Brian Marlow adaptation of Reita Lambert's magazine story, "Clipped Wings," whicn ran serially in the Delineator magazine. --o-"The Conceutratin' Kid," starring Hoot Gibson, is to be presented for the last time Saturday evening at the Iowa theater. Fredericksburg Club to ... Hear Talk by Holbrook FREDERICKSBURG, Feb. 28.-The Community club will hold their annual banquet Tuesday evening. The speaker will be Royal Holbrook of Iowa State college. Esthervllle Wins Trophies ESTHERVILLE, Feb. 28. /P) Three gold medals and a silver loving cup were won by members of Estherville high school in the county declamatory contest held here. Moretta Yearnd, Vance Hilliard and Waunita Brown were the three students that won first places for Estherville. Egg Grading Law Is Wanted in Iowa by Christophel, Waverly DES MOINES, Feb. 28. /»--Es- tablishment of retail grading of eggs according to size, quality and conditions is proposed in a bill sponsored in. the Iowa legislature by Senator G .W. Christophel of Waverly. The grades would be: Hennery or specials--eggs uniform in size with a minimum weight of 24 ounces to the dozen; extras--eggs reasonably fresh and uniform in size with a minimum weight of 22 ounces; standards--all edible eggs not meeting the requirements of the other two classes. Pullet extras would be eggs with a minimum average weight of 19 ounces to the dozen. Processed and cold storage eggs would be labeled as such, and the word "fresh" could be used only upon eggs not over 14 days old and of first quality. Sale of mixed grades would be prohibited. Producers who sell directly to the consumer would be exempt from the provisions of the bill. Drought Relief Quota in Butler Is Exceeded ALLISON, Feb. 28.--The Butler- county chapter of the American Red Cross exceeds the drought relief quota by 5150, $650 having already been sent in. The quota will be exceeded by at least 5200 when all is in. The work in this county is head- sd by Mrs. O. L. Whitlach, county chairman, and Mrs. Harry J. Hill, county secretary. COMING ATTRACTIONS CECII, Saturday, Sunday, Monday Tuesday--"The Easiest Way" starring Adolphe Menjou, Constance Bennett and Robert Montgomery. Wednesday Thursday, Friday-Lawrence Tibbett and Grace Moore in "New Moon," former Broadway hit. IOWA Sunday, Monday--Olive Borden and Lloyd Hughes in "Hello Sister." Tuesday, Wednesday--"She's My Weakness" with Sue Carol and Arthur Lake. Thursday -- Etbelind T e r r y , Charles Kaley, Cliff Edwards and Benny Rubin in "Lord Byron of Broadway." Friday, Saturday--William Haines in "Way Out West." RAIL CHARTER IS SOURCE OF MUCH TO STATE FUND Illinois Central Must Pay Per Cent of Revenue to Government. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 28 (UP) ·--A gesture in 1851, whereby the state of Illinois issued a charter to the Illinois Central railroad, granting that road certain lands thru which it was to operate trains, has given the state an annual average income of more than 51,000,000 while certain counties and municipalities have benefited by millions since then. . Illinois chartered the road in 1851 and agreed to waive taxes provided the road paid the state 7 per cent of its gross operating revenue on its 705.5 miles of railroad between Chicago and Cairo and between Ceri- trali'a and East Dubuque. First Levy Was Made The first year the charter tax was levied, from Dec. 1, 1855, to Dec. 1, 1856 ,it amounted to $77.643; and in 1857, the first year after the railroad was in full operation, the charter tax amounted to $145,646. Since then the' tax has steadily increased until in recent years it has exceeded 53,000,000 annually. In the five year's, 1925-29, the yearly average was 53,214,752. This year the tax was $2,545,414. From the beginning of operations to Oct. 31, 1930, the railroad paid the state 580,792,000 in charter taxes. State Gains Most It is interesting to note that the state receives more benefit from the charter lines than do the raolroad owners themselves. Last year the state received seven cents from each dollar of gross revenue on the charter Zines, whereas stockholders received only 5.76 cents out of each dollar. In addition to the charter tax, the Illinois Central system pays county and local governments an annual property tax of more than $1,400,000 a year on its non-charter lines in Illinois, bringing the system's total taxes in the state up to around $4,600,000 a year. During the five- year period, 1924-28, the system's non-charter tax in Illinois averaged SI.535,104. In 1928 it was $1,472,582. Owing to certain litigations, the figures for 1929 are not yet available. --MASON CITY'S FINEST THEATER-NOW* She "anted *^ ^ ww · pretty clothes Thru Tuesday ,V MIDNITE SHOW --Saturday-11:15 SUNDAYS 'Til 2 P. M. and luxury ~ A drama of every girl. Who can blame her for dreaming- of life's bounties? Temptations before her she chooses between love and riches!. Never a more vividly .true, stark dramatic masterpiece in all your picture-going days! TO STARTLE YOUR VERY BEING WITH IT'S INTENSITY! v »-p y! i.' i t^ ^^ ^^ ---- UJflY the greatest triumph of ' CONSTANCE BENNETT and ROBERT MONTGOMERY ADOLPHE MENJOU -- ANITA PAGE The Star of "Common Clay" "Sin Takes A Holiday." In a Record Stage Success. }l

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